Category: Israel

American “fixes” for the Middle East?

Aug 20, 2013

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With the broader Middle East making mincemeat out of Obama’s hopey-changey policies and ill-advised “fixes,” one has to wonder whether American opinion or policy is the best medicine for Israel. “Bambi” of America doesn’t always correctly comprehend the “Godzillas” of the Middle East.

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Sad Henry Siegman

Aug 15, 2013

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No amount of Palestinian malfeasance or Iranian threat has ever really bothered Siegman. Israel is always the bad guy. This week he asininely argued that settlements are the “only rationale for Iranian hostility towards Israel,” and that Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines “would remove the threat” of the Iranian bomb.

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Biblically-resonant Israeli wine

Aug 11, 2013

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The Land of Israel is again coming alive and giving forth magnificent fruit to its indigenous people after 2,000 years of desolation and neglect. EU boycotters are going to miss out on a lot of great Israeli wine.

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Is the Haredi Draft Plan a Sham?

Aug 8, 2013

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There is too yawning a contradiction between the government’s grandiose intentions and its impossible, unwise, and delayed plan to draft Haredim. Perhaps the whole thing is a nothing but a pretense. Legislators should instead consider Prof. Yedidia Stern’s wiser, more realistic, and less confrontational plan.

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Only if Israel gives a bit more…

Aug 1, 2013

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Only if Israel compromises and concedes a bit more can peace with the Palestinians become a possibility. Right?

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Chief Rabbis in name only

Jul 25, 2013

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The Chief Rabbinate’s glory is gone. Its legitimacy is shot. Its influence is on the wane. Decentralization of religious services is inevitable, and the only way to force change in the Rabbinate. Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef should be under intense public scrutiny and pressure from day one.

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A crushing Haredi victory

Jul 25, 2013

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Not only did the Haredim maintain their control over the Rabbinate, but they are coming back into government faster than you think.

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Promising ‘Real Revolution,’ David Stav Jolts Race for Chief Rabbi of Israel

Jul 22, 2013

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Rabbi David Stav’s provocative campaign for the post of Chief Rabbi of Israel has stirred the pot, and even The New York Times is covering the story. In the NYTimes story, I am quoted in support of Rabbi Stav and in favor of religious marriage and divorce.

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On Negotiations from Strength

Jul 21, 2013

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The new Israeli-Palestinian negotiations should not begin from any 65 year old armistice line forced upon us by Arab aggression. Only by asserting its right to 100% of Judea and Samaria can Israel hope to obtain a fair compromise.

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Gotta love that European Union

Jul 19, 2013

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Old habits, it seems, die hard. European countries have a knack for restricting Jews to specific pales of settlement.

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