Category: Strategic Affairs

October 7 and April 14 demand that Jerusalem free itself from stale strategic paradigms. Israel cannot accept a situation where it is diplomatically and militarily hampered in every direction by well-meaning but weak allies or by supremely confident Shiite mullahs and their Russian ally. This is an unacceptable, perilous position for Israel.
Qatar is a fundamentally dangerous and disingenuous actor which falsely presents itself as an honest broker, a moderating influence, and a friend of the West, even of Israel. The Jerusalem Post ought not fall hook, line, and sinker for this sinister fairytale.
The training and equipping of civilian rapid-response security squads on a massive scale everywhere in Israel is more necessary and urgent than ever. This requires both government investment and volunteer mobilization, including participation of the haredi sector.
The bad policy thinking and faulty paradigms of the past about Palestinian-Israeli conflict still dominate in many capitals around the world, and too many people fall prey to the enemy’s propaganda. Here are ten myths that must be busted, ten arguments that must be won.
Shattered by Hamas atrocities are decades of faulty strategy. Not shattered by Hamas is the age-old stamina and spirit of the Jewish People; the grit to survive and thrive.
Israel needs to approach the emerging peace arrangements with Saudi Arabia and accompanying understandings with the US – with enthusiasm but also caution. Too much zeal for a deal in Jerusalem will boomerang in Israel’s disfavor.
Dr. Kissinger is the most consequential figure in US foreign policy of the past century. His record regarding Jews and Israel remains controversial, but I think that on balance Kissinger deserves respect.
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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