Category: Israel

What explains Obama’s zeal for a deal with Iran?

Feb 19, 2015

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It’s ardor for Islam and sympathy for Islamic ambitions of global leadership, not just distaste for American overreach, that apparently fuels Obama’s secretive dash towards a deal with Iran. There is no other plausible explanation for his willingness to overlook Iran’s emerging Islamic empire.

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A Salute to John Baird

Feb 6, 2015

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The bold Canadian Foreign Minister demonstrated that you can do moral diplomacy in a cynical world. He set a principled, pro-Israel precedent. Perhaps his clarity will yet prove universally contagious.

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Experience versus Experiment

Jan 30, 2015

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Israelis want the vigilance of Binyamin Netanyahu and Bogie Yaalon, not the unpredictability and inexperience of Tzipi Livni, Stav Shafir, Bougie Herzog and Amir Peretz, in government. Labor’s risky, unilateral withdrawal plan would lead to a dangerous security vacuum filled by radical Islamic actors.

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Halting Obama’s Iran Surrender

Jan 23, 2015

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Netanyahu believes with every bone in his body that the contours of Obama’s emerging deal with Iran are dangerous for the world and existentially disastrous for Israel. He should be applauded for the initiative to speak forthrightly on the Iranian threat in Congress next month. It’s called leadership.

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J’accuse la France

Jan 16, 2015

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France’s unbalanced approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict has created a much-too-comfortable environment for the resurgence of anti-Semitic violence in France. The bias against Israel in French Mideast policy is a benchmark for the (im)morality of France, and, alas, a trigger for attacks in France against Jews.

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Countering punch-drunk Palestinians

Jan 8, 2015

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Israel must flex some muscle to disabuse Abbas of the notions that he can demand the sky and coerce Israel by appealing to international courts.

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A crystal ball on 2015

Jan 1, 2015

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see an Israeli unity government forming, Obama further appeasing Iran, and Abbas in the dock for war crimes.

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Good riddance to Deri

Dec 31, 2014

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Aryeh Deri’s “resignation” yesterday from the Knesset and from Shas party leadership is just another “stinking maneuver” meant to re-catapult the wheeling-dealing Deri back into the driver’s seat.

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International condemnations: Nu, so what!

Dec 19, 2014

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Fret not over vacuous resolutions that ceremoniously pronounce upon Palestinian political rights. International condemnations and threats of isolation have been a permanent feature of Israel’s history, and we have survived them all.

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Sane and stable, despite the election

Dec 12, 2014

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By painting Israel’s electoral choice in dire and apocalyptic terms, Israel’s rash politicians are threatening the very legitimacy of Israel. The overheated bombast is bound to reverberate beyond Israel’s borders, and undermine perceptions of Israel as a stable and decent democratic polity. To everybody abroad, I say: Discount the overheated campaign rhetoric.

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