Category: Israeli diplomacy

A crystal ball on 2014

Jan 3, 2014

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see Obama further appeasing Iran, Kerry running for president, Netanyahu bending, Yaalon holding firm, Abbas disappearing, Kachlon emerging, Peres attacking and Sharansky rising.

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A good deal for the Bedouin, and for Israel

Dec 6, 2013

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The Israeli government should be praised, not vilified, for advancing a judicious plan that both advances the Bedouin and develops the Negev.

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The speech I want to hear from Netanyahu

Oct 3, 2013

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Israel’s bright future emphatically does not depend on peace with the Palestinians, however desirable and important that may be. Israel will flourish even if the Palestinians refuse to make peace with Israel on reasonable terms.

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A Rosh Hashana prayer for independence

Sep 4, 2013

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We need Heaven’s help in freeing ourselves from the clutches of fickle local politicians and even more fickle and feckless foreign nations. It is increasingly scary to be so utterly and overly dependent on America and the international community.

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Win-win blueprint for the Bedouin and Negev

Jun 30, 2013

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The Israeli government should be praised, not vilified, for advancing a judicious plan that both advances the Bedouin and develops the Negev.

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Justice for Jews from Arab Countries

Jun 13, 2013

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Israel is the legitimate expression of an indigenous Middle Eastern people; of Jews from Arab countries with a long history in the Middle East. In fact, 50 percent of the Jewish citizenry of today’s Israel descends from Jewish refugees from Arab countries.

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Justice for Israel

Jun 7, 2013

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A week with Norwegian friends of Israel taught me how to best present Israel’s case. Israel wins when you speak about justice for Israel; not when you merely proclaim Israel’s desire for peace, talk-up its willingness to compromise, and declare its right to defend itself.

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On Combating Anti-Semitism

May 27, 2013

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The Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, meeting in Jerusalem in late May, must focus on Palestinian anti-Semitism.

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Time for new strategic thinking

May 3, 2013

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The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has been consistently ahead of the curve. Its experts have looked over-the-horizon and produced out-of-the-box policy recommendations, even when their conclusions were not always politically correct or well-received by mainstream pundits.

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Diplomatic Independence

Apr 8, 2013

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Having done nothing to prevent the Holocaust, and little to halt the Iranian nuclear campaign, the world has no right to tell Israel how to defend itself, where to erect its fences, or what ancestral lands to hand away to the Palestinians.

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