Category: Palestinians

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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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

Jun 9, 2017

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The fruits of normalization among eastern Jerusalem Arabs.

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Exploited by the enemy

Apr 21, 2017

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It hurts when radical Palestinians exploit Israeli goodwill for nefarious purposes; to act with humanity while our enemies act with cruelty… Stories from the world of Israeli medicine and Palestinian abuse of our compassion.

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Israeli West Bank policy – whereto?

Aug 19, 2016

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Yaakov Amidror, Hillel Frisch, Gershon Hacohen, Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman and Max Singer discuss Israel’s policies on the Palestinian issue, in a post-Obama and post-Abbas era. The upshot of their debate: “Don’t do stupid things.” It is wiser for Israel to defer action than to take steps that threaten to make a bad situation worse.

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The day after Abbas

May 27, 2016

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Netanyahu should capitalize on his broadened government, and the coming transitions in Palestinian and American politics, to reset the diplomatic table. He can outline the acceptable contours of a conflict amelioration process in which Israel can pragmatically participate.

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The Know Comment Awards for best commentary

Jan 7, 2016

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My selection of the best essays of the past year on Israel, the Mideast, Obama and Iran, the conflict with the Palestinians, Jewish life, and anti-Semitism.

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Killing us with lies

Oct 23, 2015

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What do you do when the whole world is swallowing the grossest Palestinian untruths? Hang tough, stick to your principles, give no ground, and maneuver carefully. And know that Israel will win out!

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Kerry, stay home!

Oct 16, 2015

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John Kerry carries a badly broken American moral compass. There is no need for him to fly here with admonitions for Israel or rewards for Palestinian extremism.

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How not to respond to Palestinian violence

Oct 9, 2015

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Don’t whitewash Abbas’ responsibility; don’t say that restraint is power; don’t ban Temple Mount visits; don’t attempt to buy diplomatic cover at the expense of Israeli lives.

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Refugee ruminations

Sep 11, 2015

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Reflections on the perils of American infirmity, Iranian hegemony, Syrian misery, Arab hypocrisy, and Tikkun Olam orthodoxy.

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