Category: Israel

Towards a haredi bourgeoisie?

Jun 23, 2017

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A haredi middle class is rising, one which has dispensable income and is developing wider lifestyle horizons. The ripening of this segment in haredi society raises captivating and critical questions. Perhaps it offers new pathways of navigating modernity for haredi and secular Israeli society.

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Why Jerusalem can’t be divided

Jun 16, 2017

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A united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city. Proposals to divide the city are unworkable, unwise and unjustified.

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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

Jun 9, 2017

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The fruits of normalization among eastern Jerusalem Arabs.

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Beware Islamization in Jerusalem

Jun 1, 2017

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The malevolent influence of Erdoğan’s Turkey is a growing threat in eastern Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount.

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On hope, love, faith and red lines

May 26, 2017

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Trump and Netanyahu can transform Mideast peace diplomacy by tabling creative coexistence proposals, pushing core issues to the top of the agenda, suggesting innovative alternatives to the problematic two-state paradigm, and articulating red lines that are clear and broad.

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Next year in Jerusalem?

May 21, 2017

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Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem, in the face of multiple diplomatic and security threats. This means building many new homes, cracking down on Arab violence, and securing minimal Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

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Sneak peek at Trump’s speech in Israel

May 18, 2017

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The speech that President Trump could/should deliver in Jerusalem: “America is going to take steps to nurture a culture of peace and push the parties towards realistic outcomes. We’re going to cleanse international discourse from hypocritical rot and illusory expectations….”

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Pass the Jewish nation-state law

May 12, 2017

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The State of Israel’s identification with Jewish nationhood is under attack from large parts of the international community, and from Israeli Arabs, Palestinians, post-Zionist Jews, and anti-Jewish Jews. The “Jewish” side of the formulation “a Jewish and democratic state” is under internal assault as well.

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Replace the UN

May 5, 2017

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The UN cannot really be reformed. It’s time to create alternative bodies that are mere professional agencies with no grandiose moral pretensions.

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Letter from a tomato

Apr 28, 2017

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The tomatoes, oranges and eggplants of this land have a grand story to tell, and in advance of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, they have released a letter addressed primarily to the Jews of the Diaspora. Here it is. “There is no greater sign of redemption than the agricultural re-blooming of the Land of Israel.”

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David M. Weinberg is a spokesman, speechwriter, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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