Category: Israel

On Yitzhak Shamir, Settlements, and U.S. Policy Restraints

Jul 2, 2012

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The reflections of the late, great Yitzhak Shamir on the nexus between Iraq, Israeli settlement policy and relations with President George H.W. Bush are fascinating in the context of current Prime Minister Netanyahu’s policy dilemmas regarding Iran, settlements, and relations with President Obama.

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Why Israelis remain leery of Obama

Jun 19, 2012

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When the centrifuges continue to spin in Qom, it’s no wonder that many in Israel prefer Mitt Romney… A new public opinion poll shows that large majorities of Israelis are dissatisfied with Obama administration’s policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and on Iran.

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Israel: Oh, How it has Changed!

Jun 11, 2012

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Israel has changed so much since I moved here almost a quarter-century ago, for the better and the worse. On balance, the country is moving in the right directions, and I am so glad and honored to be living here.

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Beware the Drift Towards Disengagement

Jun 7, 2012

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Given the dangerous drift towards unilateralism that is in the air, and on the background of his unfortunate decision regarding Bet El, I would like to hear Netanyahu make it clear that Israel is not headed down a slippery slope towards another imprudent “disengagement.”

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Thank G-d it’s Sunday (in Israel?)

May 28, 2012

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Israel should mandate one long weekend every month, in lieu of Sundays.

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Obama and Iranian hegemony

May 22, 2012

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The interim agreement with Iran that the P5+1 powers seem set to conclude with Iran in the Baghdad talks this week – involving the suspension of Iran’s 20 percent uranium enrichment – is dangerous on four levels.

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Buy batteries and bottled water

May 8, 2012

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The bold re-jiggering of the Israeli political map can only be explained as preparation for tackling the biggest of all challenges: the Iranian nuclear threat.

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An unnecessary and unhelpful Israeli election

May 1, 2012

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We already have a reasonable Israeli government that represents what most of the public wants and what is realistically attainable, and the margins for significant policy change are slim.
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A spiritual calculus for Israel Independence Day

Apr 25, 2012

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Israel is guided by an astral calculus that is not always perceptible. This explains why we sometimes stubbornly refuse to recognize the rational calculations of diplomatic cost and benefit – calculations politely impressed on us by well-meaning allies.

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Abbas’ empty threat

Apr 23, 2012

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Abbas would be better off not threatening us with his own demise. Israel can manage without him and his Palestinian “authority.”

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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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