Category: Israel

Livni’s haredi hutzpa

Aug 10, 2012

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The political Left in Israel gave the Ultra-Orthodox the keys to Israel’s Jewish character in order to purchase Haredi support for the Oslo “peace process.” It was Labor and Kadima, not Likud, which “granted the Haredim a monopoly on the Jewishness of the State of Israel.”

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Blaming Bibi

Aug 9, 2012

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It’s silly and nasty season, and with no serious leadership to offer of its own, the political opposition has taken to ridiculously faulting Netanyahu for the most far-fetched ills of this world. All the blaming of Bibi Netanyahu ought to be taken with a gigantic grain of salt.

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Proving the Bible’s Popularity and Relevance

Jul 31, 2012

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The annual Herzog College Bible study seminar at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut – in which over 6,000 Israelis participated last week – is a magnificent enterprise, an intellectual treat, and an exhilarating spiritual experience. Too bad it gets no media coverage.

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Romney’s American Exceptionalism

Jul 30, 2012

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Whether it stems from conservative values, realpolitik perspective, or religious fervor, Romney’s refreshing prism on America’s just leadership would be his greatest gift to the White House and the world.

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Reflections for Tisha Be’Av

Jul 27, 2012

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This Tisha Be’Av, let us recommit ourselves to an overhaul of society: to more refined use of language in public discourse, more honesty in business and increased philanthropy, a crackdown on crime, fairer distribution of the national burden, and some reverence for heritage and Zionist achievement.

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Adopt the Plesner Plan

Jul 6, 2012

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Although the Plesner Committee imploded before it could conclude its work, the Plesner report could still be the thin edge of a good wedge, and its basic guidelines for integration of Haredim in the workforce and military should be embraced by the Netanyahu government.

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In Defense of Plesner

Jul 5, 2012

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The Plesner Committee for equalization of the burden of national service, which published its recommendations yesterday, succumbed neither to populism nor to militancy. It wisely constructed a calibrated and compassionate path towards greater Ultra-Orthodox participation in the Israeli workforce and the military.

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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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