Category: CIJA

A tribute to a heartfelt leader: Mira's commitment to the Jewish community in Canada and around the world, and her devotion to the security and prosperity of the State of Israel, was consummate and heartfelt.
The BDS threat is minuscule and there are quiet, smart ways to deal with it. Yet Israeli politicians are feeding the monster, and creating self-fulfilling prophesies about Israel’s “isolation.” Cynical and hysterical hand-wringing about the BDS “threat” lends undeserved profile to a marginal movement.
Israel is the legitimate expression of an indigenous Middle Eastern people; of Jews from Arab countries with a long history in the Middle East. In fact, 50 percent of the Jewish citizenry of today’s Israel descends from Jewish refugees from Arab countries.
Israelis don’t know what to be worried about most or first: loose chemical weapons in Syria, or our every higher tax bill; uranium-enrichment centrifuges in Iran spinning merrily away, or our mushrooming monthly expenses.
With the American election coming to its nail biting conclusion today, it’s time to turn attentions to the other impending election – in Israel on January 22. The short, twelve-week, Israeli election campaign currently underway is already producing multiple surprises. Dozens of colorful new personalities are entering the political arena. While Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly again be elected prime minister, the make-up of the Knesset and the governing coalition are likely to undergo sweeping change.
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 »
A passionate speaker, David M. Weinberg lectures widely in Israel, the U.S. and Canada to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. He speaks on international politics and Middle East strategic affairs, Israeli diplomacy and defense strategy, intelligence matters and more. Click here to book David Weinberg as a speaker

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