Category: Politics

Elect Rabbi Stav to Revamp the Rabbinate

Feb 21, 2013

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Israel needs a new Chief Rabbi, like David Stav, who will synthesize tradition with modernity, emphasize “Klal Yisrael,” and rehabilitate the “Rabbinocracy” – without compromising halacha or insolently stonewalling secular Israel. Netanyahu and Bennett should back Rabbi Stav’s candidacy.

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My Crystal Ball on 2012

Jan 1, 2013

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My predictions of what would be in 2012 with Netanyahu, Yachimovich, Deri, Lieberman, Abbas, Ahmadinejad, and Assad were bang on! I even correctly estimated the percentage of American Jews who would vote for Obama. I got only Egypt wrong (but so did everybody).

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Reflections for Tisha Be’Av

Jul 27, 2012

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This Tisha Be’Av, let us recommit ourselves to an overhaul of society: to more refined use of language in public discourse, more honesty in business and increased philanthropy, a crackdown on crime, fairer distribution of the national burden, and some reverence for heritage and Zionist achievement.

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An unnecessary and unhelpful Israeli election

May 1, 2012

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We already have a reasonable Israeli government that represents what most of the public wants and what is realistically attainable, and the margins for significant policy change are slim.
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National Unity, Now!

Mar 28, 2012

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National responsibility demands that Shaul Mofaz and Avi Dicter take Kadima into Netanyahu’s coalition government, and the sooner the better.

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Migron: Yalla, Pogrom!

Mar 26, 2012

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The ideological hate of the left-wing for settlers and settlements is in full view this week. Tearing down an icon of the Yesha Council –is what the current campaign is all about.

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Beefing Up Libel Law

Jan 10, 2012

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Time to chill the enthusiasm of Israeli media to print every juicy, outlandish and nasty bit of information, without proper fact-checking or allowing for robust possibility to respond.

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Ayatollah-land?

Dec 6, 2011

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Israeli opposition leaders need to cool the heated rhetoric about the “assault on democracy” in Israel. The hyperbole isn’t justified, and such irresponsible talk threatens to alienate Israel’s supporters around the world.

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Why We Are Winning!

Nov 20, 2011

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Despite threats to its security and assaults on its legitimacy, there are many trends underway in Israel, the region and the world which work to Israel’s favor. Supporters of Israel need not despair!

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Methinks thou doth protest too much

Nov 3, 2011

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Despite their desire for structural reforms in pricing and welfare, most Israelis understand that Prime Minister Netanyahu is a steady hand at the economic till during turbulent times; and that without him, the situation would be much worse.

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