Category: The Jerusalem Post

A Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Apr 20, 2015

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Accompanied by tens of thousands of his students, Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l, Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion, will today be interned in the Jerusalem mountains. Here is my tribute to him, as published this morning in The Jerusalem Post.

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No to a “national unity” government

Apr 17, 2015

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A so-called “national unity government” would be anything but effective. It would be a recipe for national paralysis in every policy realm. Nothing would get done, because Likud and Labor would be tugging in different directions on national, constitutional, legal and economic policy matters.

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On diplomatic freedom and fortitude

Apr 2, 2015

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Passover Eve reflections on global failings and Israel’s autonomy, with a modern prayer for the seder: Protect Israel, oh Lord, from untrustworthy statesmen and back-stabbing superpowers. And if and when necessary, give us the grit to go it alone.

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Preventing runaway Palestinian statehood

Mar 27, 2015

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Netanyahu is completely within the consensual tradition of all Israeli leaders in insisting on a performance-based peace process, where Palestinian statehood is a contingent, not definite, result.

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Rethinking the Peace Process

Mar 20, 2015

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Netanyahu should capitalize on his sweeping victory to reset the diplomatic table by outlining a pragmatic process that Israel can participate in, and to draw clear Israeli red lines as to acceptable contours of a solution. Doing so is especially urgent since Israel is already facing a renewed international campaign for West Bank withdrawals.

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Hyperbolically blaming Bibi

Mar 12, 2015

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It’s been a silly and nasty election season. Netanyahu’s opponents have taken to ridiculously faulting him for the most far-fetched ills of this world, instead of accurately and intellectually critiquing him, in proportionate fashion, for his many mistakes and weaknesses.

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The Israeli wine awakening

Mar 6, 2015

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For Shushan Purim, I review 20 fantastic Israeli wines, from different geographical areas of the country – each with its unique terroir. Pour some biblically-evocative, Zionist, kosher wine this Purim weekend, in celebration of Israel’s strength, creativity and spirituality.

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Epistle to Congress

Feb 26, 2015

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Here is my suggestion for the speech that Netanyahu is to give in Washington on March 3 – on fortitude, fate and a binary moment of clarity. “Is America is ready to legitimize a seismic shift in the global balance of power through an irresolute and debilitating bargain with the Ayatollahs of Iran? I pray not.”

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What explains Obama’s zeal for a deal with Iran?

Feb 19, 2015

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It’s ardor for Islam and sympathy for Islamic ambitions of global leadership, not just distaste for American overreach, that apparently fuels Obama’s secretive dash towards a deal with Iran. There is no other plausible explanation for his willingness to overlook Iran’s emerging Islamic empire.

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A Salute to John Baird

Feb 6, 2015

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The bold Canadian Foreign Minister demonstrated that you can do moral diplomacy in a cynical world. He set a principled, pro-Israel precedent. Perhaps his clarity will yet prove universally contagious.

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