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Abbas is busted as a ‘partner’

Nov 6, 2014

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Abbas spews out extremist vitriol and seeks the criminalization of Israel in international fora, and legitimizes terrorism when speaking to Palestinians. Yet his critics are disregarded, just as Arafat’s critics were dismissed during the Oslo heyday.

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Israeli Election Campaign Flavors

Jan 14, 2013

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With eight days to go to Israel Election Day, this is my review of the political party advertising campaigns and television commercials, replete with 18 full-color photos.

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It’s the elections, stupid

Oct 15, 2012

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From now until January 22, you have to read every news item with the Israeli elections in mind. Take nothing at face value. Every statement, revelation, or initiative is politically motivated and skewed to influence the outcome of the Israeli vote, or to take advantage of the election season for narrow or hostile gain. Here are three early examples.

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Can Abbas still be a peace partner?

Sep 30, 2012

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Abbas must be dragged down from the aggressive perch dangerously high up on the warlike tree that he has planted in the PA. A renewed multilateral effort for the proven combination of state-building and security cooperation is the best way forward.

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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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A spiritual calculus for Israel Independence Day

Apr 25, 2012

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Israel is guided by an astral calculus that is not always perceptible. This explains why we sometimes stubbornly refuse to recognize the rational calculations of diplomatic cost and benefit – calculations politely impressed on us by well-meaning allies.

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Abbas’ empty threat

Apr 23, 2012

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Abbas would be better off not threatening us with his own demise. Israel can manage without him and his Palestinian “authority.”

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Dialing Down Palestinian Expectations

Sep 20, 2011

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By ignoring Israel’s concessions for peace while treating the Palestinians like a spoiled child, the world is pushing off the chances for peace.

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A Potpourri of Punditry

Oct 12, 2010

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Here is a potpourri of punditry on Israel’s demand for recognition as the Jewish state, Obama’s mistakes, Islamic radicalism, the settlement freeze, Israel’s monopolies, and the fight for Jerusalem.

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Leadership We Deserve

Aug 17, 1997

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Published in THE JERUSALEM POST on August 17, ‏1997
 
We’re in jeopardy – all of us, citizens of Israel – of growing accustomed to a caliber and style of political leadership …

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