No honor in saving Saeb Erekat

No honor in saving Saeb Erekat

October 23, 2020

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Even if healed by Israeli doctors, the smarmy Palestinian propagandist will continue to slander Israel until his very last breath.

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The distrust doom loop

The distrust doom loop

October 16, 2020

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We must not let coronavirus tear Israeli society apart. We do not want to fall into America’s distrust doom loop.

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Coronavirus Crisis Communications 101

Oct 9, 2020

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Coronavirus Crisis Communications 101

Israel needs a seasoned communications expert to strategize, coordinate and deliver government messaging, both within and between government agencies and departments as well as to the broader public.

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Modern ushpizin in my sukkah

Oct 2, 2020

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Modern ushpizin in my sukkah

Seven days of virtual Sukkot guests, debating Jewish life and world affairs, including: MBZ of the UAE, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Natan Sharansky, Rebbe Nachman and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, two top corona experts, two top (and opposing) justices of the Israeli Supreme Court, Rabbis Yeshayahu Heber, Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich, and Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz; and Rabbanit Miriam Levinger.

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Multiple choices for 5781

Sep 25, 2020

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Multiple choices for 5781

A political quiz for the new year. Which of the following political, security and economic events will occur this year? Calculate what Israeli and Jewish future you need to be prepared for.

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Sourpuss about peace

Sep 18, 2020

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Sourpuss about peace

The sourpuss Left can’t acknowledge Netanyahu’s historic achievement of peace with the Gulf states. I say that nothing less than full-throated celebration is called for!

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Charity keeps society sane

Sep 11, 2020

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Charity keeps society sane

At this time of coronavirus uncertainty and all its attendant ills – which threaten to overwhelm Israeli, indeed global society, this winter – giving some tzedaka can have many rewards. “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”

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A Tribute to Dr. Michael Levenstein z”l

Sep 4, 2020

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A Tribute to Dr. Michael Levenstein z”l

Dr. Michael Levenstein OBM was by best friend, over 40 years. He was an esteemed family medicine doctor, a respected community activist, a wonderful family man, an enormous talmid chacham (Torah scholar) and a passionate Zionist.

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Surmounting Palestinian rejectionism

Aug 28, 2020

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Surmounting Palestinian rejectionism

For European and other diplomats to continue to scurry about the region without pressing inevitable truths on the Palestinians is mischievous, at best. Dishing out some tough love and dialing down Palestinian expectations would be much more constructive.

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Numskulls, don’t spread the plague!

Aug 21, 2020

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Numskulls, don’t spread the plague!

Alas, Israelis are wantonly flouting all sensible health restrictions. Just about every sector in this country has slacked off the social distancing guidelines, whether at work, at home, or play. We need rigorous government enforcement of the rules.

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The Court’s collective punishment of Israeli Jews

Aug 14, 2020

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The Court’s collective punishment of Israeli Jews

Two judges of the Israeli Supreme Court this week overruled the Israeli government’s decision to raze the home of a Palestinian terrorist. In doing so, they are collectively punishing the people of Israel with their personal political prejudices and misplaced values.

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Aliyah: A 30-year retrospective

Aug 7, 2020

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Aliyah: A 30-year retrospective

Despite the mixed balance sheet of changes that have taken place in this country’s society and politics over the past 30 years since I moved to Israel, it is a privilege to be part of a meta-historic, grand drama of Jewish national renewal and redemption.

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Would we be worthy

Jul 31, 2020

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Would we be worthy

Rabbi Haim Sabato’s elegy for Tisha Be’Av, mourning Israel’s loss of national unity and moral priorities, translated here into English for the first time. He terms our current situation keter evion, a “pauper’s crown,” meaning sunk to rock bottom. Rav Sabato blames not only our politicians, but cultural leaders and educators too.

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The Iran deal, five years later

Jul 24, 2020

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The Iran deal, five years later

The nuclear deal between the West and Iran has funded Iran’s aggression, rather than buy its moderation. Who will now curb Iran’s aggression and nuclear progress, and how?

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An Alarming Anniversary

Jul 17, 2020

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An Alarming Anniversary

A selection of my analysis from the past ten years on Iran’s drive for a nuclear bomb and Western acquiescence in this, led by former President Obama. Sad to say that in 2012 I smelled Obama’s rotten deal coming.

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The Beinart betrayal

Jul 10, 2020

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The Beinart betrayal

The progressive Pope, Peter Beinart, seeks to denude the Jewish state of its rightful place among the nations. Alas, he seems to have decayed into a cocoon; inside a reactionary, defeatist brain that secretes poison. In this venal endeavor Beinart will fail.

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Myths about Sovereignty Assertion

Jul 3, 2020

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Myths about Sovereignty Assertion

Critics say attaining sovereignty will undermine the peace process and ruin Israel’s reputation abroad, but these myths do not hold up to scrutiny.

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