Category: Israel Hayom

Bennett’s benefit

Dec 23, 2012

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Pundits have got the Naftali Bennett story wrong. The rise of HaBayit Hayehudi is not really about nationalist politics. It is more a social-communal awakening, a re-emergence of the Religious Zionist tribe, with a younger a more self-confident voice.

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Towards a Warlike Palestinian State

Nov 28, 2012

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Abbas seeks to grab a prize (statehood) without having to compromise (with Israel), and to ratchet up the conflict with Israel.

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The Consummate Public Diplomat

Nov 23, 2012

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Israel’s Minister of Public Diplomacy, Yuli Edelstein, is one of Israel’s secret weapons. In drawing-up a balance sheet of Israel’s gains and losses over the course of Operation Pillar of Defense, and in calculating the ballots in Sunday’s Likud primary vote, Edelstein should get a lot of credit.

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Beware of Beinart

Nov 21, 2012

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Peter Beinart has gone over to the dark side. An abode where Hamas are the good guys, and Israel the bad guy. Perhaps there’s more fame and money to be made in that wicked world.

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Bubbles Bursting in Air

Nov 20, 2012

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Quite a few “bubbles” have popped over the past week. Whether the current round of warfare with Hamas ends today in another bad ceasefire or extends into an even worse ground fight, quite a few political myths already have been demolished.

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Fill your sandbags

Nov 7, 2012

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Obama’s reelection means that Olmert is going to run against Netanyahu with Obama’s backing, that Palestinian statehood is bearing down on us, and that an American “grand bargain” with Iran at Israel’s expense is possible.

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Letter to My American Jewish Brothers about Obama

Nov 2, 2012

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Israelis want Romney elected President, not Obama. This so jarringly stands in sharp contrast to the love and adulation of Obama expressed overwhelmingly by our American Jewish brothers and sisters. They ought to be honestly asking themselves why this is so. And this ought to figure into their vote calculations next week.

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The return of Arthur Finkelstein

Oct 26, 2012

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The establishment last night of “Likud Beiteinu” is designed to polarize the electorate and to frame the election campaign as a pitched battle between left and right. Netanyahu (unfortunately) thinks that a dichotomous, anti-podal, fierce campaign posture will bring him more gains than losses. Perhaps.

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Obama’s Red Carpet for Islamic Radicals

Oct 25, 2012

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The centrifuges continue to spin in Qom and the Obama White House doors continue to revolve – with Islamic radicals and apologists coming and going. It’s no wonder that many Israelis hope for a different president, soon.

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A debate on “Israel Hayom” and democracy in Israel

Oct 16, 2012

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Is Sheldon Adelson’s “Israel Hayom” newspaper killing the Israeli press and endangering Israeli democracy, or ensuring Israeli democracy by guaranteeing media heterogeneity? A debate between me and Ori Nir of the American Friends of Peace Now.

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