Category: Politics

Livni’s lamentable lawlessness

Nov 28, 2014

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Tzipi Livni’s fanatic stance against the Jewish Nation State law is grounded in hypocrisy and political desperation. None of the objections to the law justify Livni’s self-serving antics and inflammatory rhetoric.

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Israel Hayom’s Zionist Spring

May 27, 2014

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Israel Hayom neither “endangers Israeli democracy” nor “threatens the integrity” of Israeli media.” Just the opposite: It brings much needed heterogeneity to the Israeli press. In the paper, Israel and Netanyahu get the benefit of the doubt, while Israel’s enemies are treated with a bit more suspicion.

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Taxing our mind

May 12, 2013

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Israelis don’t know what to be worried about most or first: loose chemical weapons in Syria, or our every higher tax bill; uranium-enrichment centrifuges in Iran spinning merrily away, or our mushrooming monthly expenses.

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Elect Rabbi Stav to Revamp the Rabbinate

Feb 21, 2013

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Israel needs a new Chief Rabbi, like David Stav, who will synthesize tradition with modernity, emphasize “Klal Yisrael,” and rehabilitate the “Rabbinocracy” – without compromising halacha or insolently stonewalling secular Israel. Netanyahu and Bennett should back Rabbi Stav’s candidacy.

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My Crystal Ball on 2012

Jan 1, 2013

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My predictions of what would be in 2012 with Netanyahu, Yachimovich, Deri, Lieberman, Abbas, Ahmadinejad, and Assad were bang on! I even correctly estimated the percentage of American Jews who would vote for Obama. I got only Egypt wrong (but so did everybody).

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Reflections for Tisha Be’Av

Jul 27, 2012

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This Tisha Be’Av, let us recommit ourselves to an overhaul of society: to more refined use of language in public discourse, more honesty in business and increased philanthropy, a crackdown on crime, fairer distribution of the national burden, and some reverence for heritage and Zionist achievement.

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An unnecessary and unhelpful Israeli election

May 1, 2012

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We already have a reasonable Israeli government that represents what most of the public wants and what is realistically attainable, and the margins for significant policy change are slim.
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National Unity, Now!

Mar 28, 2012

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National responsibility demands that Shaul Mofaz and Avi Dicter take Kadima into Netanyahu’s coalition government, and the sooner the better.

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Migron: Yalla, Pogrom!

Mar 26, 2012

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The ideological hate of the left-wing for settlers and settlements is in full view this week. Tearing down an icon of the Yesha Council –is what the current campaign is all about.

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Beefing Up Libel Law

Jan 10, 2012

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Time to chill the enthusiasm of Israeli media to print every juicy, outlandish and nasty bit of information, without proper fact-checking or allowing for robust possibility to respond.

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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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