Category: Israel

Convert the Chief Rabbinate

Aug 14, 2015

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Religious Zionist yeshiva deans this week established an independent, conversion court, without Chief Rabbinate imprimatur. The ossified and extremist Rabbinate bureaucracy made this necessary, sadly. Unless the Rabbinate wakes up and “converts” itself into a more compassionate halachic religious services provider, it will be bypassed and wither away.

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American-Iranian fairytales

Jul 31, 2015

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In defense of its concordat with Iran, the Obama administration is peddling a growing list of misrepresentations: That Iran will be motivated to keep the agreement; that America can snapback sanctions; that the deal it will moderate or contain Iran’s aggressive ambitions; and that there was no better deal, and the alternative is war.

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The malice of Gaza disengagement

Jul 23, 2015

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The wrecking of Gush Katif wasn’t really about peace with the Palestinians, but about the crushing of Religious Zionism. The expulsion was a trenchant exhibition of bleak and vengeful impulses that course through Israeli politics.

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Iran deal fibs and feints

Jul 20, 2015

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The list of fundamental falsehoods about Iran that undergird the P5+1 accord with Iran keeps on growing. It is frustrating and infuriating. Here are nine of Washington’s fibs and feints.

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Natural gas fracas: A strategic threat

Jul 17, 2015

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If handled correctly, Israel’s natural gas riches can be an exceedingly valuable tool of Israeli foreign and defense policy. If Israel botches the natural gas bonanza because of extreme over-regulation and confused policymaking, the long-term cost to Israel will dwarf the damage that ten thousand BDS campaigns could inflict.

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Nowhere, no-time supervision of Iran

Jul 14, 2015

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The root corruption of today’s accord is that Iran gets to keep its nuclear facilities, and there will be no truly intrusive international supervision of what goes on deep inside them. Anywhere-anytime access was the minimum prerequisite for a verifiable deal – and Obama has abandoned this.

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Triumphant over Titus

Jul 3, 2015

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Reflections while cruising through Europe: Titus is long gone. The People of Israel, however, live on, live well, till the Land of Israel once again, and make enormous contributions to global arts, culture, ethics, morality, science, medicine and more. Excuse me for feeling triumphant.

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Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

Jun 12, 2015

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New studies by generals Amidror and Kuperwasser, and incisive analysis by Michael Doran, suggest that the recipe for security in the crumbling Middle East and for renewal in the troubled US-Israel relationship is patience, vigilance and steadfastness.

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Hyperbolically boosting BDS

Jun 4, 2015

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The BDS threat is minuscule and there are quiet, smart ways to deal with it. Yet Israeli politicians are feeding the monster, and creating self-fulfilling prophesies about Israel’s “isolation.” Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about the BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a marginal movement.

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Rabbi Obama’s tough love

Jun 4, 2015

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The moralizing American president is going to muscle Israel back to the “true” moral values of Judaism and Zionism on which he is so expert. And if not, at least he will have driven a wedge between American Jews and Israel.

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