Category: Settlements

Return of the yellow star

Nov 13, 2015

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Old habits die hard. Europeans are actually quite experienced at banning Jews from schools and universities, depriving Jews of scholarships, boycotting their businesses, restricting Jews to specific pales of settlement, and placing yellow stars on their arms. Now they are going place yellow labels on Israeli “settlement” products…

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The malice of Gaza disengagement

Jul 23, 2015

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The wrecking of Gush Katif wasn’t really about peace with the Palestinians, but about the crushing of Religious Zionism. The expulsion was a trenchant exhibition of bleak and vengeful impulses that course through Israeli politics.

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Blame those damn settlements!

Mar 17, 2014

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Let’s keep the settlement issue in proportion. Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria neither explain Palestinian unwillingness to make peace with Israel nor excuse radical Islam’s Jihad against Israel. Nor did they cause the floods in England.

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The Impatient Israeli Political Left

Jan 28, 2014

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Israel should reject Amos Yadlin’s desperate, perilous and illogical proposals for unilateral withdrawal — which only teach the Palestinians not to compromise on any issue. Unilateral Israeli withdrawals won’t bring security or peace.

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Israel’s Pairing Prisoner Release and Settlements Angers Many

Dec 31, 2013

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Israel’s new housing starts in the West Bank seem to be a perfume meant to cover up the stink of releasing Palestinian terrorists. As such, it is of little Zionist satisfaction to those who would normally feel good about reinforcing Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria.

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Sad Henry Siegman

Aug 15, 2013

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No amount of Palestinian malfeasance or Iranian threat has ever really bothered Siegman. Israel is always the bad guy. This week he asininely argued that settlements are the “only rationale for Iranian hostility towards Israel,” and that Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines “would remove the threat” of the Iranian bomb.

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Gotta love that European Union

Jul 19, 2013

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Old habits, it seems, die hard. European countries have a knack for restricting Jews to specific pales of settlement.

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‘Tis the season to bash Israel

Dec 24, 2012

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But the Palestinian Authority and radical Islam are the real reasons behind the Christian decline in Bethlehem.

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On Yitzhak Shamir, Settlements, and U.S. Policy Restraints

Jul 2, 2012

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The reflections of the late, great Yitzhak Shamir on the nexus between Iraq, Israeli settlement policy and relations with President George H.W. Bush are fascinating in the context of current Prime Minister Netanyahu’s policy dilemmas regarding Iran, settlements, and relations with President Obama.

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