Category: Israel-US Relations

Assert Israel’s core interests

Dec 25, 2016

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It is time to act unilaterally to assert Israel’s core national interests by massive building in the greater Jerusalem envelope.

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Truths for Trump

Dec 8, 2016

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Trumpian truth-telling about Iran, Syria and the Palestinians can improve the strategic environment, gut the Palestinian strategy of delegitimizing Israel, and improve the moral tone of American foreign policy. Rehabilitative discourse is critical for the Middle East.

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Build, baby, build

Nov 18, 2016

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This is the time to reach understandings with the new US administration to buttress Israel’s hold on the Jerusalem envelope through significant renewal of home construction.

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Beware the revenge of Obama

Nov 11, 2016

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Rejection leads to projection. In his final days, Obama will act to unilaterally move the markers where he still can, including a drive towards Palestinian statehood. Israel should make it clear, both as a threat and as a policy principle to be put into action, that unilateral action will beget unilateral Israeli action in response.

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Israel is the sane, stable democracy

Nov 4, 2016

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Consider the situation in America to the situation in Israel on almost any foreign or domestic issue, and you’re forced to admit that, heck, Israel is in a better place….A lament for America, sullied by a loutish election campaign; and a comparative salute to Israel.

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Clubbing us with the ‘Peres legacy’

Oct 7, 2016

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Obama plans to dish out tough love to Israel while citing Peres as cover; brandishing Peres’ peace bequest as a battering ram.

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Dear world leaders: Thank you, but…

Sep 30, 2016

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An open letter to the scores of world leaders who came to Israel today for the funeral of Shimon Peres. Alas, the love expressed for Peres is largely a love for the Israel of Oslo, the Israel that makes broad concessions and takes risks for peace, etc; almost as if Israel can be loved only if it follows in Peres’ footsteps.

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The Donald’s foreign policy

Apr 8, 2016

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Beyond the bullying rhetoric, bigoted swagger and chauvinist bravado, does Donald Trump have a strategic worldview? A new adviser says so: Trump will work with Russia to check China and radical Islam; and he will maintain Israel’s qualitative military edge. Interesting… but I remain skeptical.

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The scuttlebutt on settlements

Mar 4, 2016

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Pray that US Vice President Biden doesn’t use his upcoming visit to Israel to pour more fuel on false fires regarding settlements. The administration has time and again perfidiously blamed “rampant” settlement construction – fictional epidemic construction – for the failures of its peace process diplomacy.

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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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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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