Category: Zionism

Some hard-left Jews are out to sabotage the Birthright program. They are cutting away the limb – love for, and identification with, Israel – upon which all pro-Israel Jewish community activity must be based.
Every time someone says Happy Chanukah, they axiomatically acknowledge Jewish indigenous rights in Israel and on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
Seven special guests – modern leaders – who underscore Israel’s successes. An upbeat strategic assessment for Succot.
Significant Jews to follow over the coming year: Alon Davidi, Mirit Shaked-Barak, Zeev Elkin, Yair Golan, Sharren Haskel, Yitzhak Herzog, David Friedman and Ron Dermer, Amiad Cohen, Aviad Hacohen, Yossi Klein Halevi, Eran Lerman, Gil Troy, Jack Wertheimer, Rabbi Nahum Rabinovitch, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Sivan Rahav Meir, David Be’eri, Einat Wilf and Miriam Peretz.
Israeli democracy has strong institutions and foundations, and there are reasonable points of view on all sides of the current debates. Don’t paint every political issue as an apocalyptic turning point.
The drive to pass the Jewish nation-state law and the growing appeal of sophisticated Bible study stem from a similar profound place: a desire to entrench our roots in this land.
The delicate balance between Israel’s Jewish and democratic characters has been upset over the past 25 years by the Israeli Supreme Court. Former Chief Justice Aharon Barak and his ultra-liberal successors have dramatically diluted the Jewish dimension of the Jewish-and-democratic equilibrium. That is why the Jewish nation-state bill is reasonable and required.
On Israel-Diaspora “distancing”: Nothing short of a deep commitment to traditional Jewish ritual practice is likely to lead to a revitalization of Jewish life in America and subsequently create a solid basis for recovery in Diaspora-Israel relations.
An ideologically bankrupt A.B. Yehoshua wants to replace the Jewish state with an Israeli-Palestinian federation of some sort. This is the inevitable end result of a long process of loss of Jewish-Zionist identity that afflicts the hard Left. Having despaired of the “two-state solution,” Yehoshua is now dumping the idea of Israel all-together. Ugh!
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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