Category: Israel

The NIE is Wrong about Iran, Again

Feb 18, 2011

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A new American NIE says that sanctions are causing Iran’s leaders to debate whether to move forward with their nuclear bomb program. Israeli analysts disagree.

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A Salute to Stephen Harper

Nov 21, 2010

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The Canadian Prime Minister has emerged as a modern Abraham, a prophetic voice of principle in a world that is in danger of losing its conscience about Jews and Israel.

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Rabin was “Close to Stopping the Oslo Process”

Oct 20, 2010

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Israel today marks the fifteenth anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s tragic assassination, with the usual festival of peacenik paeans to the Oslo process that Rabin oversaw. Indeed, Rabin was willing to take risks and give peace a chance, but he remained supremely suspicious of his partners and skeptical about the outcome. Rabin’s daughter Dalia recently told the Israeli press that, prior to his assassination, her father might have been close to stopping the Oslo process – because of Palestinian terrorism and duplicity.

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A Potpourri of Punditry

Oct 12, 2010

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Here is a potpourri of punditry on Israel’s demand for recognition as the Jewish state, Obama’s mistakes, Islamic radicalism, the settlement freeze, Israel’s monopolies, and the fight for Jerusalem.

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Believe It or Not: Israel is the 31st Highest Dues-Paying Country at the UN

Oct 2, 2010

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Here is a hard-to-believe and ludicrous revelation: Tiny and much-besmirched Israel is the 31st highest dues-paying country — out of 192 member countries — at the UN! Israel remits over $40 million annually, which is more than 160 other nations pay. Reasonable or absurd?

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Whither US-Israel Relations?

Sep 28, 2010

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The October 2010 news bulletin of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has a fascinating and sobering roundtable discussion with professors Gilboa, Inbar, Rynhold, Singer and Steinberg on the future of US-Israel relations, beyond the current round of peace diplomacy. It also has articles on Israeli responses to the threat of nuclear terrorism, IDF reforms post Lebanon and Gaza wars, 20 new BESA Center publications, and more. Edited by yours truly. Read excerpts here and online at www.besacenter.org

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What would be if Israel Relinquished Control of Jerusalem’s Old City?

Sep 12, 2010

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Watch the important short documentary, just released, called Echoes of a Shofar, which tells the story of the brave Israeli teenagers who defiantly blew shofar at the Western Wall at Yom Kippur’s end – during the British Mandate years, when it was illegal to do so. A reminder why Israel should never relinquish control of Jerusalem’s Old City.

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What to do with the Terrorist Trawler

Jun 25, 2010

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The Mavi Marmara still docks in Ashdod, and other ships are on the way from Iran and Lebanon to similarly challenge Israel. Israel may yet end up with a flotilla of “humanitarian attack” craft. What are we going to do with all these boats? Here are ten things Israel could usefully do with the first, trailblazing terrorist trawler.

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Woe will be a Divided Jerusalem

Mar 27, 2010

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The widely held presumption that splitting Jerusalem will lead to prosperity for the city and to peace for Jews and Arabs is an egregious error. Partitioning Jerusalem will destroy the city. It will die, in every way – culturally, religiously, economically and more. And it will turn into a Belfast-style battlefield.

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A Low Sofa for Erdogan

Jan 19, 2010

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Erdogan has accused Israel of war crimes, walked out on its president, and backed Israel’s sworn enemies. So Israel hazed his ambassador a bit by giving him a cheap seat. Shocking!

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