Category: Peace Process

The return of “progressive” American Mideast diplomacy

Feb 12, 2021

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A wholesale changeover in Washington’s foreign policy elites is underway; a substitution of mindsets that worries Israel. Here is a survey of recent deep-think journal articles that map the shift.

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A tribute to Trump’s winning Mideast policies

Jan 15, 2021

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US President-elect Joe Biden ought not jettison the outgoing administration’s Mideast achievements – successful policies that made the US and Israel safer and stronger! – because of Trump’s turpitude.

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A Crystal Ball on 2021

Jan 8, 2021

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A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: Fourth and fifth Israeli elections, a rotten new/old nuclear deal with Iran, more trouble from Trump.

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Can the “Abrahamic narrative” grow beyond the Gulf states?

Jan 4, 2021

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There are several ways in which the Emiratis and Bahrainis (and perhaps soon the Saudis) can bring about a slow but sea change in Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian (and Egyptian and Jordanian) attitudes towards Israel.

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Is peace with the Gulf states real? Yes, it is.

Jan 1, 2021

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Emirati pursuit of peace with Israel is backed by a genuine discourse of religious moderation and broad-mindedness.

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What Dubai taught me about Israel

Dec 22, 2020

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A Chanukah-week trip to Dubai taught me that Israel and Jews are admired when they are strong and believing. Believe it or not, the Emiratis seem to understand – perhaps better than we do ourselves, sometimes – that loyalty to ancient heritage and national identity are a source of strength and authenticity.

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Defend the Temple Mount for Jews and Moslems alike

Dec 4, 2020

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The Emiratis and Bahrainis are paying the price for Israeli government malfeasance in handling Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount. The Wakf has been allowed to run wild, turning the holy site a base of hostile operations against Israelis, and now also against anybody who makes peace with Israel.

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Trump’s Mideast innovations should stick

Oct 30, 2020

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Whether Trump is reelected or replaced by Biden, many of the Trump administration’s novel Mideast policies should be adopted by the next administration, even if Democrats shrink from crediting Trump for any breakthroughs. The principles are in America’s best interests as well as Israel’s.

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Multiple choices for 5781

Sep 25, 2020

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A political quiz for the new year. Which of the following political, security and economic events will occur this year? Calculate what Israeli and Jewish future you need to be prepared for.

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Sourpuss about peace

Sep 18, 2020

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The sourpuss Left can’t acknowledge Netanyahu’s historic achievement of peace with the Gulf states. I say that nothing less than full-throated celebration is called for!

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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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