Category: Palestinians

Surmounting Palestinian rejectionism

Aug 28, 2020

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For European and other diplomats to continue to scurry about the region without pressing inevitable truths on the Palestinians is mischievous, at best. Dishing out some tough love and dialing down Palestinian expectations would be much more constructive.

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The Beinart betrayal

Jul 10, 2020

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The progressive Pope, Peter Beinart, seeks to denude the Jewish state of its rightful place among the nations. Alas, he seems to have decayed into a cocoon; inside a reactionary, defeatist brain that secretes poison. In this venal endeavor Beinart will fail.

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Abbas’ 1,000 Nos

Feb 14, 2020

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How far can Abbas go in opposing negotiation and compromise, encouraging violence, venerating terrorists, spewing hatred, and pushing the criminalization of Israel – while still being considered a paragon of peace by the Israeli Left (ref. Ehud Olmert), the American Jewish Left (ref. Jeremy Ben-Ami), and the global community?

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Redrawing borders creatively

Jul 9, 2019

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At the core of the Trump peace initiatives is creative chaos; replacing hoary assumptions with new bridges and highways – literally and figuratively

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Abbas’s Waterloo

May 3, 2019

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He has cornered himself into a situation where he has zero credibility and zero leverage on Israel, the US, the international community, and even the Sunni Arab world. He and the so-called Palestinian “Authority” in the West Bank are obstructionist and kleptocratic in every way.

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Protect and preserve Area C

Mar 8, 2019

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Israel must administer Area C effectively and with much more authority, whether it wishes to either hold the territory as an effective card for future bargaining or it intends to annex the lands to Israel.

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Fight foreign subversion in eastern Jerusalem

Feb 15, 2019

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Radical Islamic groups, foreign actors, and Palestinian authorities have stepped-up their subversion of Israeli sovereignty in eastern Jerusalem. These assaults on Israeli sovereignty in united Jerusalem must be met by an Israeli counter-assault.

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Your Gaza Conflict Quiz

Nov 16, 2018

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I dare you to answer these 15 questions about Israel’s ongoing conflict with Hamas in Gaza without cracking a bitter smile and heaving a sigh of cynical disbelief.

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A draw with Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory

Oct 19, 2018

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Reducing enemy capabilities and ambitions in Gaza requires Israeli military readiness and government willingness to use force intermittently, while maintaining a healthy and resilient Israeli home front.

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Bypass Abbas and ax UNRWA

Aug 24, 2018

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In pursuit of peace, it’s high-time that the PLO be showered with the “tough love” once reserved uniquely for Israel. And Israel’s defense establishment should get behind the ditch UNRWA discourse.

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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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