Category: Israel Hayom

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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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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