Category: Israeli diplomacy

Grand Strategy for Israel

Jul 8, 2016

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There is an Israeli “grand strategy.” Washington misunderstands this. Israel should be expounding its worldview forthrightly. Its strategic posture makes a lot of sense in the totally transformed regional landscape.

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Rebuff European Union threats

Jun 3, 2016

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EU brawling on behalf of the Palestinians has reached extreme heights of hutzpah. Every Monday and Thursday the EU has taken to shelling-out threats to downgrade diplomatic and economic ties with Israel. Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Netanyahu should repulse the escalating European intimidation.

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Yediot Ahronot’s boycott festival

Mar 29, 2016

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Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about a BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a movement that thrives on such attention.

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Return of the yellow star

Nov 13, 2015

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Old habits die hard. Europeans are actually quite experienced at banning Jews from schools and universities, depriving Jews of scholarships, boycotting their businesses, restricting Jews to specific pales of settlement, and placing yellow stars on their arms. Now they are going place yellow labels on Israeli “settlement” products…

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A Succot scorecard of Israel’s successes

Oct 2, 2015

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Any way you choose to calculate, Israel has the strategic and moral upper hand. Life in Israel is full of meaning – adorned by sacrifice, commitment, achievement and joy – all the components that make life satisfying and exciting, and uniquely so for Jews who have long awaited a national return to Zion.

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Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

Jun 12, 2015

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New studies by generals Amidror and Kuperwasser, and incisive analysis by Michael Doran, suggest that the recipe for security in the crumbling Middle East and for renewal in the troubled US-Israel relationship is patience, vigilance and steadfastness.

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Hyperbolically boosting BDS

Jun 4, 2015

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The BDS threat is minuscule and there are quiet, smart ways to deal with it. Yet Israeli politicians are feeding the monster, and creating self-fulfilling prophesies about Israel’s “isolation.” Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about the BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a marginal movement.

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On diplomatic freedom and fortitude

Apr 2, 2015

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Passover Eve reflections on global failings and Israel’s autonomy, with a modern prayer for the seder: Protect Israel, oh Lord, from untrustworthy statesmen and back-stabbing superpowers. And if and when necessary, give us the grit to go it alone.

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A crystal ball on 2015

Jan 1, 2015

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see an Israeli unity government forming, Obama further appeasing Iran, and Abbas in the dock for war crimes.

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International condemnations: Nu, so what!

Dec 19, 2014

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Fret not over vacuous resolutions that ceremoniously pronounce upon Palestinian political rights. International condemnations and threats of isolation have been a permanent feature of Israel’s history, and we have survived them all.

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