Category: The Jerusalem Post

Bubbles Bursting in Air II

Nov 28, 2012

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A list of five political myths usefully shredded by the recent Israel-Hamas skirmish, and one very big myth that is dangerously taking root. Beware the inane argument that jihadists can be massaged into pragmatists; that Hamas can be co-opted into peace by giving it power.

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R.I.P. Syria?

Nov 16, 2012

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Ten experts at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies debate the implications of the Syrian civil war. They say: Israel should stay out of the conflict, but prepare for continued instability as Syria breaks up. A 10,000-word Jerusalem Post Magazine story written by me.

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Proving the Bible’s Popularity and Relevance

Jul 31, 2012

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The annual Herzog College Bible study seminar at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut – in which over 6,000 Israelis participated last week – is a magnificent enterprise, an intellectual treat, and an exhilarating spiritual experience. Too bad it gets no media coverage.

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In Defense of Plesner

Jul 5, 2012

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The Plesner Committee for equalization of the burden of national service, which published its recommendations yesterday, succumbed neither to populism nor to militancy. It wisely constructed a calibrated and compassionate path towards greater Ultra-Orthodox participation in the Israeli workforce and the military.

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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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A crystal ball on 2012

Jan 2, 2012

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The world will continue to coddle Abbas, even as he assaults Israel. Syria will be sundered into five states. Lieberman won’t be indicted. Netanyahu won’t call elections. And Obama will get “only” 68 percent of the Jewish vote.

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Who’s Destroying Antiquities?

Nov 18, 2011

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There is little doubt that Palestinian authorities are assaulting the Temple Mount and other antiquities in the West Bank so as to erase any vestige of archaeological evidence for Jewish (and Christian) history.

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Yom Kippur prayers

Oct 5, 2011

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Pray that we can reenergize our national spirit with Zionist and Jewish values, and with historical perspective that allows us to see the positive in this country and to recognize our achievements.

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A Salute to Uzi Arad

Mar 6, 2011

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Outgoing Israeli National Security Council chairman Prof. Uzi Arad deserves our appreciation. Principled yet pragmatic, and a true professional expert on foreign, diplomatic and defense policy, he has provided brainpower to Israel’s leaders for almost 40 years.

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It’s Iran, not Israel, Stupid

Feb 19, 2011

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An insidious new mythology is being advanced which replaces the Iranian threat with the “Israeli threat” to Middle East stability. This has the scent of incitement against, and demonization of, Israel. Political attention must be redirected to the place it most urgently belongs: the Iranian contagion that is inflaming the region.

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