Category: The Jerusalem Post

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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On peace and realism

Sep 4, 2015

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Israel should worry less about Mahmoud Abbas’ shenanigans, and focus more on buttressing and broadcasting its own myriad successes.

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Poof goes the big enchilada

Aug 28, 2015

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Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran is meant to redirect the entire vector of American Middle East policy: To retreat from Pax Americana and allow Iran to take its place as a major regional power. That’s why Netanyahu won’t scale back his opposition. Obama’s retreat must be stopped, and the Iran deal must be made politically toxic.

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Israel’s wine redemption

Aug 21, 2015

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It turns out that Israel is blessed with natural resources after all – gas, water and wine! As for wine: This is a wonderful time for Israel Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Mediterranean blend wines.

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Convert the Chief Rabbinate

Aug 14, 2015

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Religious Zionist yeshiva deans this week established an independent, conversion court, without Chief Rabbinate imprimatur. The ossified and extremist Rabbinate bureaucracy made this necessary, sadly. Unless the Rabbinate wakes up and “converts” itself into a more compassionate halachic religious services provider, it will be bypassed and wither away.

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American-Iranian fairytales

Jul 31, 2015

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In defense of its concordat with Iran, the Obama administration is peddling a growing list of misrepresentations: That Iran will be motivated to keep the agreement; that America can snapback sanctions; that the deal it will moderate or contain Iran’s aggressive ambitions; and that there was no better deal, and the alternative is war.

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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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Natural gas fracas: A strategic threat

Jul 17, 2015

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If handled correctly, Israel’s natural gas riches can be an exceedingly valuable tool of Israeli foreign and defense policy. If Israel botches the natural gas bonanza because of extreme over-regulation and confused policymaking, the long-term cost to Israel will dwarf the damage that ten thousand BDS campaigns could inflict.

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Sham smiles all around

Jul 10, 2015

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With four deadlines come and gone, it’s probably safe to predict that there won’t be a grand package deal with Teheran this weekend, or at all. Instead, we’ll get a lot of smiles, and agreement to continue talking indefinitely, without closure on Iran’s nuclear weapons drive. Obama will proceed to sell sham narratives about Iran, even as Khameini rebuffs and humiliates America.

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Triumphant over Titus

Jul 3, 2015

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Reflections while cruising through Europe: Titus is long gone. The People of Israel, however, live on, live well, till the Land of Israel once again, and make enormous contributions to global arts, culture, ethics, morality, science, medicine and more. Excuse me for feeling triumphant.

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