Category: The Jerusalem Post

Go easy on Azaria

Jan 6, 2017

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No-one should demonize the military court, or the poor soldier, or Israelis calling for Azaria to be pardoned. The only devils in this story are the two terrorists who started it all. Now it is time to express regret for the wrinkle in operational conduct, and then act with sympathy towards Azaria.

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A crystal ball on 2017

Dec 29, 2016

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Alas, my crystal ball has been working well in recent years, accurately anticipating the troubles before Israel. In the year ahead, Obama will continue to prick at Israel, Trump will re-affirm the Bush letter, Putin may peel away from Iran, Netanyahu will prevail, and Shaked will ride herd on the Supreme Court.

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Hypocrisy has no shame

Dec 23, 2016

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Global callousness and double-standards, from Aleppo to Jerusalem: The UN has no time to investigate the bad things happening in Syria. It’s busy with more important stuff, like yesterday’s (aborted) UN Security Council session which was to tackle, once again, those dastardly Israeli settlements – the real impediments to peace and security in the Middle East (sic)!

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Those who take pleasure in pummeling Amona

Dec 16, 2016

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Left-wing ideological hatred for settlers and settlements was in full view this week. For hard-core combatants of the left, Amona is opportunity to tar the entire settlement enterprise as criminal.

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Truths for Trump

Dec 8, 2016

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Trumpian truth-telling about Iran, Syria and the Palestinians can improve the strategic environment, gut the Palestinian strategy of delegitimizing Israel, and improve the moral tone of American foreign policy. Rehabilitative discourse is critical for the Middle East.

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The formula for Israel’s triumph

Dec 2, 2016

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The Biblical story of Isaac – specifically, how Isaac’s detractors first detested him, then came around to embrace him – is a tale pregnant with deep policy relevance for the modern State of Israel. Faith, fortune and power are the ingredients that guarantee Israel success against its adversaries.

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Beware the pyromaniacs

Nov 24, 2016

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I believe in the viability of a strong Israel-Diaspora partnership. We need not force tensions to the divorce stage by embracing confrontational campaigns. Yet radical activists are threatening to burn down the edifice of Israel-Diaspora relations.

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Build, baby, build

Nov 18, 2016

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This is the time to reach understandings with the new US administration to buttress Israel’s hold on the Jerusalem envelope through significant renewal of home construction.

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Beware the revenge of Obama

Nov 11, 2016

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Rejection leads to projection. In his final days, Obama will act to unilaterally move the markers where he still can, including a drive towards Palestinian statehood. Israel should make it clear, both as a threat and as a policy principle to be put into action, that unilateral action will beget unilateral Israeli action in response.

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Israel is the sane, stable democracy

Nov 4, 2016

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Consider the situation in America to the situation in Israel on almost any foreign or domestic issue, and you’re forced to admit that, heck, Israel is in a better place….A lament for America, sullied by a loutish election campaign; and a comparative salute to Israel.

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