Category: Israel Hayom

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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It’s the elections, stupid

Oct 15, 2012

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From now until January 22, you have to read every news item with the Israeli elections in mind. Take nothing at face value. Every statement, revelation, or initiative is politically motivated and skewed to influence the outcome of the Israeli vote, or to take advantage of the election season for narrow or hostile gain. Here are three early examples.

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No to Olmert!

Oct 10, 2012

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In search of a political messiah that will mount a plausible challenge to Prime Minister Netanyahu and transform Israel’s just-announced election campaign, the ghost of former prime minister Ehud Olmert is being called forth. But Olmert’s personal record and dangerous diplomatic legacy should rule him out of the race.

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Pressing the Attack

Oct 4, 2012

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In his next debate with Obama, Governor Romney should press the fight further and go after Obama’s sorry foreign policy record. Romney should make it clear that America will not accommodate radical Islamic grievances nor distance itself from Israel.

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Can Abbas still be a peace partner?

Sep 30, 2012

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Abbas must be dragged down from the aggressive perch dangerously high up on the warlike tree that he has planted in the PA. A renewed multilateral effort for the proven combination of state-building and security cooperation is the best way forward.

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Canada’s moral leadership

Sep 9, 2012

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Canada’s bold words and actions, such as the decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran, give Israelis hope that there are indeed many decent people who will stand in defense of Israel.

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If I forget thee, O Jerusalem

Sep 5, 2012

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Jerusalem is quite a cherry to pick if you’re going to trim your party platform! Its elimination is not something trivial. The fact that the Democrats anyway decided to drop the reference to united Jerusalem from their platform speaks volumes about what we can expect from an Obama second term.

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Kicking the Iranian Can Down the Road

Aug 22, 2012

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As the debate intensifies regarding unilateral Israeli action against Iran, everybody seems to be playing kick the can down the road. Blame the other. A very dangerous game.

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Healing Haredi work ethics

Aug 11, 2012

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The ruinous Ultra-Orthodox ‘thou shall not work’ ethic imperils the Haredi sector and broader Israeli society. Netanyahu should take the lead in helping Haredim out from the hole they have dug for themselves by freeing them from almost all army service and ending the all-encompassing government-support system for those not even attempting to earn a living.

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