Category: Israel Hayom

Jared Kushner has discovered that Israeli-Palestinian peace isn’t happening soon. Kushner’s caution and realism is actually refreshing. It apparently comes from the realization that there is an enormous gap between Israelis and Palestinians in their readiness for peace.
Israel must flex some muscle to disabuse Abbas of the delusion that he can bully Israel into retreat. Tactical Israeli restraint, like the decision to retreat from justified security measures at the Temple Mount, comes-off as capitulation to Palestinian terrorism. It reinforces the rejectionist and triumphalist Palestinian narrative.
The so-called “status quo” on the Temple Mount is dead. Israel cannot redress the situation by just attempting to “restore calm.” Israel should put on the table a plan to bring justice to administration of Har HaBayit, including Jewish prayer on the Mount.
The debt-ridden medical center is on the road to financial recovery and renewed medical excellence under the leadership of Prof. Zeev Rotstein. For all his rough edges, he is the right man at the right time.
Ehud Barak himself is promoting himself with the most violent political language heard in this country in decades. He is irresponsibly using the “f” and “a” words – fascism and apartheid – to describe the policies of his conservative opponents. In my view, this alone disqualifies Barak from ever leading this country again.
A haredi middle class is rising, one which has dispensable income and is developing wider lifestyle horizons. The ripening of this segment in haredi society raises captivating and critical questions. Perhaps it offers new pathways of navigating modernity for haredi and secular Israeli society.
A united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city. Proposals to divide the city are unworkable, unwise and unjustified.
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