Category: Israel

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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On International Delegitimization and the Resilience of Israel

Sep 17, 2009

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This Shabbat sermon, delivered on the eve of Rosh Hashana, dwells on the growing campaign to criminalize Israel through “lawfare” and its meaning for Israel and world Jewry.

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Reflections on the Abandonment of Sderot

Feb 11, 2008

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For seven years, Sderot residents feared they had been abandoned by a feckless government and an inattentive public. They wanted to know that people cared. Mordechai Elbaz, a third generation Sderot plumber (pictured with me), had his backyard plumbing supplies warehouse blown to smithereens by a Kassam rocket a few hours before my visit.

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Beleaguered Sderot: Strategic Folly and Shame

Jun 24, 2007

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The neglect of Sderot – the Israeli town that borders the Gaza Strip and was under seven years of bombardment from Gaza — is a metaphor for the ebbing away of a caring Jewish-Zionist society, and a symbol of the recklessness that passes for Israeli security policy.

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Remembering Dafna

Mar 23, 2003

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One of Israel’s leading feminists, Prof. Dafna Izraeli passed away in February 2003. She had broad shoulders, a powerful sense of morality, and the courage to adopt independent positions – even if those were at odds with her feminist and liberal convictions.

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Henry Siegman’s Israel Problem

Feb 9, 2003

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Out to save Israel from itself, no amount of Palestinian malfeasance and corruption really bothers Siegman.

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To Arafat’s health

Jul 7, 2002

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As long as Arafat continues on his way, Israel has no reason to transfer title in the territories to any Palestinian authority.

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Tom Friedman’s Settlement Obsession

Jun 9, 2002

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For at least a decade, the eminent New York Times columnist, the maharishi of Mideast punditry, has relentlessly pushed the canard that settlements are a main obstacle to Mideast peace. Why?

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