Category: Israel Hayom

For and against Palestinian statehood, simultaneously

Jan 28, 2016

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Is it possible to oppose a two-state solution under the current circumstances but to be for it in principle? The answer is yes, and that is the new Israeli consensus. Time to calibrate realistic diplomacy to meet this.

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Ratcheting up the pressure on Israel

Jan 22, 2016

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Sadly, the Obama administration seems to have signed-on to Abbas’ game plan: Dodge true talks where the Palestinians would have to compromise with Israel, and instead compel unilateral Israeli concessions via international pressure.

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America held hostage

Jan 15, 2016

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The Ayatollahs see Obama as a supplicant, not a superpower. They understand this, alas correctly, as license to run wild. The “zhobour” meted out to American seamen reflects rising Iranian imperial cockiness.

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The Know Comment Awards for best commentary

Jan 7, 2016

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My selection of the best essays of the past year on Israel, the Mideast, Obama and Iran, the conflict with the Palestinians, Jewish life, and anti-Semitism.

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A crystal ball on 2016

Jan 1, 2016

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In my political forecast for the year ahead, I see an Olmert pardon, Abbas resignation, Rubio victory, Netanyahu-Putin partnership, and more trouble from Obama.

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Obama in concert with Islam

Dec 11, 2015

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I sense that Barack Hussein Obama holds a deep-seated ideological belief that Islam has a rightful leadership place in the world, and he is in fact midwifing a resurgence of Islamic influence. What animates the President is not (merely) a fear of Mideast quicksand, a distaste for American overreach, or the search for some new grand Kissingerian geopolitical architecture.

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Indigenous in Jerusalem

Dec 4, 2015

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The latest archaeological finds – including King Hezekiah’s royal seal impression – broadcast the rootedness of the Jewish People in the Land of Israel. The pedigree of the Jewish People in Jerusalem and the Land of Israel is rock solid and well-embedded. No number of Palestinians wielding kitchen knives – or any other weapon – will succeed in severing Jews from Jerusalem.

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Needed: Revolutionary struggle

Nov 27, 2015

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A plaint for fresh security and diplomatic thinking, profiling the revolutionary thinking of Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen. Israel needs to re-shape and shake-up its strategic environment by building in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria. Israel must meet Palestinian terrorism with ideological drive and defiant expansion.

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Intellectual rearmament of the West

Nov 19, 2015

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Defeating Islamofacism will require a renewed Western resolve that can only come from profound intellectual and moral rearmament in the West. The West must re-ground itself in core values and identity commitments that stem from the Judeo-Christian religious and democratic traditions.

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Return of the yellow star

Nov 13, 2015

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Old habits die hard. Europeans are actually quite experienced at banning Jews from schools and universities, depriving Jews of scholarships, boycotting their businesses, restricting Jews to specific pales of settlement, and placing yellow stars on their arms. Now they are going place yellow labels on Israeli “settlement” products…

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