Category: Jerusalem

Countering contemptuous Palestinians

Jul 27, 2017

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Israel must flex some muscle to disabuse Abbas of the delusion that he can bully Israel into retreat. Tactical Israeli restraint, like the decision to retreat from justified security measures at the Temple Mount, comes-off as capitulation to Palestinian terrorism. It reinforces the rejectionist and triumphalist Palestinian narrative.

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What status quo?

Jul 20, 2017

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The so-called “status quo” on the Temple Mount is dead. Israel cannot redress the situation by just attempting to “restore calm.” Israel should put on the table a plan to bring justice to administration of Har HaBayit, including Jewish prayer on the Mount.

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Why Jerusalem can’t be divided

Jun 16, 2017

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A united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city. Proposals to divide the city are unworkable, unwise and unjustified.

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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

Jun 9, 2017

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The fruits of normalization among eastern Jerusalem Arabs.

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Beware Islamization in Jerusalem

Jun 1, 2017

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The malevolent influence of Erdoğan’s Turkey is a growing threat in eastern Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount.

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Next year in Jerusalem?

May 21, 2017

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Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem, in the face of multiple diplomatic and security threats. This means building many new homes, cracking down on Arab violence, and securing minimal Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

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Sneak peek at Trump’s speech in Israel

May 18, 2017

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The speech that President Trump could/should deliver in Jerusalem: “America is going to take steps to nurture a culture of peace and push the parties towards realistic outcomes. We’re going to cleanse international discourse from hypocritical rot and illusory expectations….”

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Beware the tyranny narrative

Apr 14, 2017

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Foreign critics have already begun to crank-out a nasty and false story for the fiftieth anniversary of the “occupation” – that “Israel’s soul has been corrupted.” In response, Israel must assert loudly and clearly that its soul is just fine. Its temperament remains enlightened. Its democratic institutions are ferociously robust. Its return to Judea and Samaria is legitimate, not immoral.

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

Mar 31, 2017

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All the heroism, humanism, determination and vision that characterizes the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the re-anchoring of Jewish identity in Jerusalem over the past half-century is encapsulated in the story of Yeshivat Hakotel.

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The capital importance of E-1

Mar 23, 2017

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Building 50,000 homes on Jerusalem’s eastern edge is critical for the future of the city and for Israel’s security.

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David M. Weinberg is a spokesman, speechwriter, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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