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Looking ahead, this is what I see: A rotten nuclear deal with Iran, conflict with Hamas and Hezbollah, government stability but stagnation, and despite it all – a banner economic year for Israel.
The specter of Israel’s sequestration and boycott by the world is exaggerated, often purposefully so by the Israeli Left. This includes FM Yair Lapid, who this week warned that Israel had better open a diplomatic dialogue with the Palestinians, otherwise the threat of Israel being designated an “apartheid state” will grow severe. You would think that BDS and lawfare are greater “threats” than, say, the Biden administration’s capitulation to Iran on the nuclear issue!
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My fourth annual list of best books on Israeli, Jewish and other matters, ranging from diplomacy and history to Torah commentary – 16 books by Amb. Martin Indyk, Amit Segal, Cynthia Ozick, David Woolf, Prof. Dvora Hacohen, Dr. Gadi Taub, Michael Bauer, Prof. Nathan Aviezer, Rabbi Prof. Yoni Grossman, Rabbi Dov Begon, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, and more.
With all the disputes about the conversion process, we have not paid enough attention to the people! Enter my brother's new organization, "Ohev Ger," which aims to care for converts to Judaism through financial aid, rental subsidies, scholarships, subsidized professional counseling, employment and housing assistance, advocacy and legal services, matchmaking, and more.
Today, 1 Tevet, is my father's 15th yahrtzeit. Had he still been with us, I am certain that my father, Prof. Henry (Zvi Meir) Weinberg z"l, would have much to say about the current state of world Jewry and the assault of modern antisemitism against the Jewish People.
The discourse about Israel in Dubai and Ramallah couldn’t be more different: cooperation versus confrontation, celebration versus demonization.
Nothing short of a deep commitment to traditional Jewish ritual practice will lead to a revitalization of Jewish life in America and create a basis for recovery in Diaspora-Israel relations.
Biden is braying about Jerusalem, Palestinians, and settlements mainly to force Bennett into submission regarding Iran.
David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »
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