Category: Israeli diplomacy

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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Apologize not, O Israel

Oct 3, 2014

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On this eve of Yom Kippur, Israel and the Jewish People should be defiant, not repentant. As a nation and as a people we have been apologizing far too much.

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Wars of the Zeitgeist

Aug 29, 2014

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What “corrupts” more: The “occupation,” or Israeli withdrawals and the inevitable wars against Palestinian terrorist enclaves? Should Israel draw more borders and build more fences so that the Palestinians can dig under them and shoot over them; or should Israel erase the Green Line once and for all, and assert new models of autonomous coexistence for a better future?

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In defense of Netanyahu

Aug 22, 2014

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The IDF and Obama are mainly to blame for the current military-diplomatic impasse with Hamas, not Netanyahu. But the Prime Minister must snap the IDF into order, and resist Obama’s pressures.

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Spiritual trials, strategic rewards

Aug 15, 2014

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A strategy for improving our military and diplomatic position: Be strong socially and spiritually. Then Israel will earn the respect of friends and successfully deter its foes.

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With one hand tied behind our back

Aug 1, 2014

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In waging war on Hamas, Israel is badly handcuffed and handicapped: fighting with one hand tied behind its back and with ideological blinders on.

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Of friends and foes

Jul 24, 2014

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In wartime, Israel has (re)discovered both friend and foe, and those who skulk in a morally-dubious middle ground.

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Mowing the grass in Gaza, and beyond

Jul 18, 2014

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While warring with Hamas, Netanyahu has updated the country’s strategic policies: Israel will ensure the non-militarization of Palestinian areas with its own forces, permanently. Full-fledged Palestinian statehood is off the boards. Get used to it.

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The big boycott bluff

Feb 14, 2014

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Left and Right – are doing Israel a disservice by inflating the boycott bogeyman. Israel should be given the freedom to make diplomatic-security decisions free of false threats and without having to mollify feverish forecasters.

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Livni’s boycott bogeyman

Feb 7, 2014

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The menace of BDS is being deliberately overstated. It is largely an artificial threat manufactured by the Israeli Left, and echoed by Kerry. Israel’s Left is deliberately prophesying doom and gloom to scare the Israeli public into retreat and withdrawal.

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