Category: Israel

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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Exploited by the enemy

Apr 21, 2017

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It hurts when radical Palestinians exploit Israeli goodwill for nefarious purposes; to act with humanity while our enemies act with cruelty… Stories from the world of Israeli medicine and Palestinian abuse of our compassion.

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Beware the tyranny narrative

Apr 14, 2017

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Foreign critics have already begun to crank-out a nasty and false story for the fiftieth anniversary of the “occupation” – that “Israel’s soul has been corrupted.” In response, Israel must assert loudly and clearly that its soul is just fine. Its temperament remains enlightened. Its democratic institutions are ferociously robust. Its return to Judea and Samaria is legitimate, not immoral.

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Riling-up the Beduin

Apr 6, 2017

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Radical Arab nationalists, the Islamic Movement, and the EU are provoking the Beduin to resist Israel’s benevolent development plans.

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

Mar 31, 2017

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All the heroism, humanism, determination and vision that characterizes the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the re-anchoring of Jewish identity in Jerusalem over the past half-century is encapsulated in the story of Yeshivat Hakotel.

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The capital importance of E-1

Mar 23, 2017

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Building 50,000 homes on Jerusalem’s eastern edge is critical for the future of the city and for Israel’s security.

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Lessons for Jason

Mar 16, 2017

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President Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt should avoid previous peace process delusions and blunders.

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A familiar Purim tale

Mar 9, 2017

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Never before had an Orthodox Jew been so close to the seat of power through family connections… Mordechai brought some order into palace decision-making, limited the King’s drinking and texting, and overall helped Achashverosh become a great King.

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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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