Commitment, combat and corona

Commitment, combat and corona

March 27, 2020

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Sending-off your son this week to serve in the IDF is a raw test of Zionist commitment, especially during a contagion.

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Uncertain, scary world

Uncertain, scary world

March 20, 2020

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The capriciousness and vulnerabilities of life teach us humility, moral responsibility and reliance on G-d. Lessons from the corona crisis.

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Imagine an enlightened Jewish-Arab government of Israel

Mar 14, 2020

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Imagine an enlightened Jewish-Arab government of Israel

An outline of Israeli policy under a defiantly secular and not-so-Zionist government comprising Blue & White, Israel Beytenu, Labor-Meretz and the Joint Arab List.

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Don’t you dare

Mar 6, 2020

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Don’t you dare

Supreme Court intervention to thwart formation of a new Netanyahu government would be a declaration of war against democracy.

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Who is really going to build in Judea and Jerusalem?

Feb 28, 2020

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Who is really going to build in Judea and Jerusalem?

Which of the candidates for Israeli prime minister is truly going to build, and who is going to bury the building in years more of sterile peace processing and doomed attempts to achieve international consensus?

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Peddlers of propaganda

Feb 21, 2020

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Peddlers of propaganda

Crass Israeli politicians are stirring anti-religious passions for electoral gain.

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Abbas’ 1,000 Nos

Feb 14, 2020

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Abbas’ 1,000 Nos

How far can Abbas go in opposing negotiation and compromise, encouraging violence, venerating terrorists, spewing hatred, and pushing the criminalization of Israel – while still being considered a paragon of peace by the Israeli Left (ref. Ehud Olmert), the American Jewish Left (ref. Jeremy Ben-Ami), and the global community?

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Moving beyond the “EKP”

Feb 7, 2020

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Moving beyond the “EKP”

What “everybody” used to “know” about the parameters for Israeli-Palestinian peace has been jolted by the Trump plan.

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15 reasons to embrace the Trump Plan

Jan 31, 2020

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15 reasons to embrace the Trump Plan

Israel should act to implement the Trump Plan and reap its early rewards, because it usefully transforms the Mideast peace paradigm. The plan reflects, and can serve as a platform for, Israeli consensus on the Palestinian issue.

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Hail the Trump Plan

Jan 27, 2020

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Hail the Trump Plan

The Trump plan’s reported parameters closely hew to the broadest political consensus in Israel. It is a peace paradigm that makes eminent sense to at least 75 percent of Israelis, in my estimation. Therefore, Israel should act swiftly to lock-in the concrete diplomatic gains that can be derived from this outline for regional accommodation. Hopefully the Palestinians will come to see the plan’s advantages too.

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Best books of 2019

Jan 24, 2020

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Best books of 2019

Seventeen recommended new books on Israeli and Jewish matters – on fighting antisemitism, Israel-Diaspora relations, defense policy, Jewish history, prayer, Talmud, Bible and more. Books by Annika Henroth-Rothstein, Asael Abelman, Bari Weiss, Daniel Gordis, Haim Sabato, Jack Wertheimer, Reuven Bulka, Ronen Bergman, Shalom Rosner, Shmuel Rosner, Simcha Rothman, Tevi Troy, Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Uri Brilliant, Yaakov Katz, Yeshayahu Hadari z”l and Yoni Grossman.

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Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism

Jan 19, 2020

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Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism

As raw anti-Semitism around the world has risen and morphed into virulent anti-Israel sentiment—making the two phenomena almost indistinguishable—the State of Israel has moved from indifference to active involvement in the struggle against such hate.

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What’s Yitzhak Yosef’s strategy?

Jan 17, 2020

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What’s Yitzhak Yosef’s strategy?

The Chief Rabbi’s vehement attack on Russian immigrants to Israel and his own conversion courts is short-sighted. How would he handle the aliyah and conversion dilemmas – just do nothing?

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Trump’s noble strike

Jan 10, 2020

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Trump’s noble strike

In eliminating Qassem Soleimani of Iran, Trump struck a blow for moral clarity. It should be considered not only a strategic move but an act of justice in foreign affairs.

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A Crystal Ball on 2020

Jan 3, 2020

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A Crystal Ball on 2020

A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: A fourth election in Israel, Trump victorious, Jerusalem expands into E-1, and regrettably, more antisemitism.

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Sage warnings

Dec 26, 2019

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Sage warnings

My father, Prof. Henry Weinberg, warned decades ago of a snowballing assault on Israel as an “apartheid” and “illegal” state; and of enemy attempts to divide the Jewish People.

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Forecasting the Mideast in 2020

Dec 20, 2019

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Forecasting the Mideast in 2020

A new JISS report says that Israel must be ready to tackle Iran militarily on its own and fight a pre-emptive war with Hizballah.

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