Category: The Jerusalem Post

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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Perfect Storms, Penetrating Analysis

Jun 12, 2015

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New studies by generals Amidror and Kuperwasser, and incisive analysis by Michael Doran, suggest that the recipe for security in the crumbling Middle East and for renewal in the troubled US-Israel relationship is patience, vigilance and steadfastness.

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Hyperbolically boosting BDS

Jun 4, 2015

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The BDS threat is minuscule and there are quiet, smart ways to deal with it. Yet Israeli politicians are feeding the monster, and creating self-fulfilling prophesies about Israel’s “isolation.” Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about the BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a marginal movement.

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Col. Kemp: Countering the sinah of Sinai

May 22, 2015

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The courageous British commander, Richard Kemp, fights Western moral collapse, and provides hope that that the tide against Israel can be turned back. An uplifting message for Shavuot.

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Re-liberating Jerusalem

May 15, 2015

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The new Netanyahu government will enjoy widespread public backing for determined action to shore-up Israel’s stake in the holy city. Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem, in the face of multiple diplomatic and security threats.

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Hike the defense budget

Apr 23, 2015

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The IDF must be ready for unrelenting combat over the coming decade, and this costs plenty. Israel dare not skimp in this regard. Its independence depends on robust defense readiness.

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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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