Category: Israel

Not a peep from the Pope

Oct 21, 2016

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You would think that both the Catholic Pope and mainline Protestant leaders would rise-up in protest against Arab-Islamic negation of Judeo-Christian history and legitimacy. Alas, the hypocrisy of the nations is a constant in Israel’s foreign relations.

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The most interesting Jews of 5777

Oct 14, 2016

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My list of 20 profound and provocative Jews to follow over the coming year, including R. Alsheich, N. Baudot-Trajtenberg, Y. Cherlow, B. Corn, A. Dichter, Y. Edelstein. S. Fogel, R. Gavison and Y. Medan, J. Gitler, G. Hacohen, E. Inbar, M. Koppel, C. Ozick, E. Rosenfeld, K. Rothschild, J. Sacks, A. Shaked, C. Sukenik and A. Weiss.

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Clubbing us with the ‘Peres legacy’

Oct 7, 2016

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Obama plans to dish out tough love to Israel while citing Peres as cover; brandishing Peres’ peace bequest as a battering ram.

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Dear world leaders: Thank you, but…

Sep 30, 2016

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An open letter to the scores of world leaders who came to Israel today for the funeral of Shimon Peres. Alas, the love expressed for Peres is largely a love for the Israel of Oslo, the Israel that makes broad concessions and takes risks for peace, etc; almost as if Israel can be loved only if it follows in Peres’ footsteps.

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Summer wine windfall

Sep 9, 2016

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Israel’s rising and rousing wine industry is a grand strategic asset! This week, one of the world’s top wine journals, Wine Spectator, devoted its cover story to Israeli wines with the headline “Surprising quality from an emerging region.” And the world’s most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, similarly just ranked a few Israeli wines as world class. Here are some of their picks, and mine.

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Shooting ourselves in the head, in Hebron

Sep 1, 2016

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The Elor Azaria trial should be plea-bargained to a quick end, cutting-short ugly attempts to indict half the country for fanaticism.

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Israeli West Bank policy – whereto?

Aug 19, 2016

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Yaakov Amidror, Hillel Frisch, Gershon Hacohen, Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman and Max Singer discuss Israel’s policies on the Palestinian issue, in a post-Obama and post-Abbas era. The upshot of their debate: “Don’t do stupid things.” It is wiser for Israel to defer action than to take steps that threaten to make a bad situation worse.

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Should ISIS be wiped out?

Aug 11, 2016

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The Iranians watch with amusement as Israeli and American experts debate Western strategic options in fighting the radical Islamists.

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Stop bickering, boys!

Aug 5, 2016

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Bibi and Bennett need to overcome their personal animus, and get on with the business of efficiently running the government with a minimum of mutual respect.

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On educational self-immolation

Jul 29, 2016

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Cancellation of the core curriculum requirement in Haredi schools punishes all Israelis.

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