The Court’s collective punishment of Israeli Jews

The Court’s collective punishment of Israeli Jews

August 14, 2020

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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

Aliyah: A 30-year retrospective

August 7, 2020

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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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Annexation is not apartheid

Jun 26, 2020

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Annexation is not apartheid

Israel’s intention to act on the American peace plan will not create a situation of apartheid. The “enclaves” of settlement it entails are the inexorable result of the laudable principle that no Palestinian or Israeli should be forced out of their home. This salute to indigenous rights should be celebrated.

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Build now, talk later

Jun 19, 2020

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Build now, talk later

Whether sovereignty over some or all the settlements is declared or not, the Netanyahu-Gantz unity government should be building like crazy in all the critical zones. Netanyahu cannot blame anybody but himself for delays in moving forward.

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Curb the imperious Supreme Court

Jun 12, 2020

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Curb the imperious Supreme Court

“Reasonableness” is authoritarian jargon which allows Israeli justices to substitute their own sensibilities for law and government decision-making. Time to legislate limits on the High Court’s reach; or at the very least, enact an override provision.

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Maimonides in Maaleh Adumim

Jun 5, 2020

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Maimonides in Maaleh Adumim

A tribute to Rabbi Dr. Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich zt”l, who passed away on May 6. He passionately believed that every Jew ought to move to Israel, because the Divine drama playing out here was an incredible opportunity to rebuild the Jewish People.

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Scaremongering about sovereignty

May 28, 2020

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Scaremongering about sovereignty

The sky will not fall in if Israeli law is applied to settlements and security zones.

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Derishat Tzion

May 22, 2020

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Derishat Tzion

To be a “Doresh Tzion,” a seeker of Jerusalem, is to stake material, spiritual and national claims to the city. A column marking Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Liberation Day, which is today).

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Ten commandments for the new Israeli government

May 15, 2020

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Ten commandments for the new Israeli government

Tolerate no hate. Brook no terror. Beef-up the IDF. Be cautious about applying sovereignty. Resist socialists in government. Repel pressures to free the coronavirus economy too fast.

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Hold China culpable for COVID-19

May 8, 2020

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Hold China culpable for COVID-19

China’s criminal culpability for the deadly coronavirus outbreak cannot be ignored. Don’t let Beijing exploit the coronavirus chaos to position itself at the center of a new global order.

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Truly at home

May 1, 2020

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Truly at home

A Yom Haatzmaut weekend reflection on the meaning of home in grand historical perspective; on the modern Jewish, Zionist and democratic home in the State of Israel. The Jewish people indeed has come home, in every sense of the word.

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Straitjacket government

Apr 24, 2020

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Straitjacket government

The new coalition handcuffs its rival blocks into near paralysis. Perhaps this will usefully restrain Israel’s raging political fevers.

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