Category: Israel Hayom

The formula for Israel’s triumph

Dec 2, 2016

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The Biblical story of Isaac – specifically, how Isaac’s detractors first detested him, then came around to embrace him – is a tale pregnant with deep policy relevance for the modern State of Israel. Faith, fortune and power are the ingredients that guarantee Israel success against its adversaries.

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Beware the pyromaniacs

Nov 24, 2016

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I believe in the viability of a strong Israel-Diaspora partnership. We need not force tensions to the divorce stage by embracing confrontational campaigns. Yet radical activists are threatening to burn down the edifice of Israel-Diaspora relations.

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Build, baby, build

Nov 18, 2016

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This is the time to reach understandings with the new US administration to buttress Israel’s hold on the Jerusalem envelope through significant renewal of home construction.

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Beware the revenge of Obama

Nov 11, 2016

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Rejection leads to projection. In his final days, Obama will act to unilaterally move the markers where he still can, including a drive towards Palestinian statehood. Israel should make it clear, both as a threat and as a policy principle to be put into action, that unilateral action will beget unilateral Israeli action in response.

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The ultimate slap down of Obama

Nov 9, 2016

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Americans weren’t interested in sustaining Obama’s policies through Hillary Clinton. Today’s real headline is “Trump thrashes Obama.”

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Israel is the sane, stable democracy

Nov 4, 2016

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Consider the situation in America to the situation in Israel on almost any foreign or domestic issue, and you’re forced to admit that, heck, Israel is in a better place….A lament for America, sullied by a loutish election campaign; and a comparative salute to Israel.

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Not a peep from the Pope

Oct 21, 2016

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You would think that both the Catholic Pope and mainline Protestant leaders would rise-up in protest against Arab-Islamic negation of Judeo-Christian history and legitimacy. Alas, the hypocrisy of the nations is a constant in Israel’s foreign relations.

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The most interesting Jews of 5777

Oct 14, 2016

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My list of 20 profound and provocative Jews to follow over the coming year, including R. Alsheich, N. Baudot-Trajtenberg, Y. Cherlow, B. Corn, A. Dichter, Y. Edelstein. S. Fogel, R. Gavison and Y. Medan, J. Gitler, G. Hacohen, E. Inbar, M. Koppel, C. Ozick, E. Rosenfeld, K. Rothschild, J. Sacks, A. Shaked, C. Sukenik and A. Weiss.

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Dear world leaders: Thank you, but…

Sep 30, 2016

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An open letter to the scores of world leaders who came to Israel today for the funeral of Shimon Peres. Alas, the love expressed for Peres is largely a love for the Israel of Oslo, the Israel that makes broad concessions and takes risks for peace, etc; almost as if Israel can be loved only if it follows in Peres’ footsteps.

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Obama the preacher, exit left

Sep 22, 2016

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Reading Obama’s last UN speech: He ostentatiously believes in the potency of his own whimsical, wayward worldview, despite a global security collapse. The one main thing missing from the address; indeed from his entire presidency: A willingness to project power and confront adversaries.

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