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When the going gets tough… the tough get going. When this country is under attack, Israel’s friends need to be more determined than ever to defend it.
My Buby (grandmother) taught me that Jews should never be a “shmatte,” a dishrag; never allow others to treat Jews like dirt. That truism certainly applies to the modern, sovereign state of the Jews, the State of Israel. Other countries can legitimately disagree with policies promulgated in Jerusalem, but the leaders of this country must never allow others to treat Israel as dross....
The world knows only how to criticize and demonize Israel. What a shame. But at least Jews should know and appreciate Israel’s humanity. On Yom Haatzmaut, we can all add this to our calculations of kevod shamayim and kiddush Hashem (the glorification of G-d’s name in the world) that has been wrought by the State of Israel.
Islamic violence has become the Temple Mount status quo. This is the “status quo” that Western leaders wish to preserve?! ... Israel must parry Palestinian violence and Islamic incitement in Jerusalem by laying out a new diplomatic initiative to solidify Israel’s rights on Har HaBayit.
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The Strategic Survey for Israel 2022 published this week by the Institute for Strategic Studies (INSS) misses the mark. Where is the Zionist fervor to upgrade Israel’s security situation by taking the offensive against our enemies?
Looking ahead, this is what I see: A rotten nuclear deal with Iran, conflict with Hamas and Hezbollah, government stability but stagnation, and despite it all – a banner economic year for Israel.
The specter of Israel’s sequestration and boycott by the world is exaggerated, often purposefully so by the Israeli Left. This includes FM Yair Lapid, who this week warned that Israel had better open a diplomatic dialogue with the Palestinians, otherwise the threat of Israel being designated an “apartheid state” will grow severe. You would think that BDS and lawfare are greater “threats” than, say, the Biden administration’s capitulation to Iran on the nuclear issue!
My fourth annual list of best books on Israeli, Jewish and other matters, ranging from diplomacy and history to Torah commentary – 16 books by Amb. Martin Indyk, Amit Segal, Cynthia Ozick, David Woolf, Prof. Dvora Hacohen, Dr. Gadi Taub, Michael Bauer, Prof. Nathan Aviezer, Rabbi Prof. Yoni Grossman, Rabbi Dov Begon, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, and more.
With all the disputes about the conversion process, we have not paid enough attention to the people! Enter my brother's new organization, "Ohev Ger," which aims to care for converts to Judaism through financial aid, rental subsidies, scholarships, subsidized professional counseling, employment and housing assistance, advocacy and legal services, matchmaking, and more.
Today, 1 Tevet, is my father's 15th yahrtzeit. Had he still been with us, I am certain that my father, Prof. Henry (Zvi Meir) Weinberg z"l, would have much to say about the current state of world Jewry and the assault of modern antisemitism against the Jewish People.
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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