Category: Israeli diplomacy

Temporal yardsticks of measurement do not apply to Israel

Apr 14, 2021

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Those who consider history only in terms of national politics and international relations underestimate or misjudge Israel. They fail to appreciate the power of Jewish history animated by ancient faith.

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Fourteen favorite books of 2020

Jan 22, 2021

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My third annual list of best books on Israeli and Jewish matters, ranging from diplomacy and history to Torah commentary.

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The ‘Sand Curtain’ has fallen

Nov 20, 2020

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The Sand Curtain between Israel and the Arab world has fallen, but some of the world has difficulty rejoicing in the breakthrough. The Left assiduously is poking holes in the Abraham Accords and making sourpuss faces whenever the Roadrunner-fast advances in Gulf-Israel ties are mentioned.

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Derishat Tzion

May 22, 2020

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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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Israel’s role in the struggle against anti-Semitism

Jan 19, 2020

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As raw anti-Semitism around the world has risen and morphed into virulent anti-Israel sentiment—making the two phenomena almost indistinguishable—the State of Israel has moved from indifference to active involvement in the struggle against such hate.

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A Crystal Ball on 2020

Jan 3, 2020

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: A fourth election in Israel, Trump victorious, Jerusalem expands into E-1, and regrettably, more antisemitism.

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Forecasting the Mideast in 2020

Dec 20, 2019

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A new JISS report says that Israel must be ready to tackle Iran militarily on its own and fight a pre-emptive war with Hizballah.

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Political instability equals strategic danger

Oct 4, 2019

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Prolonged political uncertainty poses two different dangers: that Israel’s enemies will be tempted to take advantage of Israel’s infirmity, and that Israel will be unable to take advantage of emerging grand diplomatic opportunities.

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Multiple choices for 5780

Sep 27, 2019

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A pre-Rosh Hashana political quiz: Calculate what Israeli and Jewish future you need to be prepared for in 5780…

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Remembering Moshe Arens

Jan 10, 2019

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Arens upheld the policy principal that Israel must always retaliate for attacks on its soil. He wasn’t prepared to bend to US diplomatic or defense pressures when Zionist fundamentals were at stake.

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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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