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The discourse about Israel in Dubai and Ramallah couldn’t be more different: cooperation versus confrontation, celebration versus demonization.
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Obama’s echo chamber is coming back in the service of Biden to put Israel on the defensive and validate another awful nuclear deal with Iran.
Minimal Israeli national unity, or simple political sanity, must override a pull toward the extremes. Unless the Islamists of Raam can lie with the “Hardal-ists” of Religious Zionism, Binyamin Netanyahu has no government. Unless the left wingers of Meretz and Labor can lie with the right wingers of Yamina, the anybody-but-Bibi camp has no government...
A “sticker song” which rolls campaign clichés and slogans into a dirge on Israel's political jam. Here is the refrain: How much bile can one swallow? Only Bibi. Anybody but Bibi. I vote, therefore I am. Father, have mercy, Father, have mercy. We all scream for ice cream. Gevalt.
The terror of “woke” cancel culture knows no bounds. First, they came for Babar the Elephant; then for Curious George; then for Disney children’s movies; then Mr. Potato Head; and then Dr. Seuss. Undoubtedly next on the guillotine will be the Berenstein Bears. Soon enough, they will come after the Bible for its “racist" and “gender-backwards” content.
Israel’s repeat, repulsive election campaigns have God at the end of His wits. Might the People of Israel awaken, their purported leaders repent, and a respectable campaign that emphasizes policy and values yet be run? Or may God throw in the towel and cast a blank ballot of non-confidence?
My semi-annual guide to superb Israeli wines – for effacing enemies on Purim and celebrating freedom on Pesach. With wines from Bin-Nun, Castel, Drimia, Flam, Hayotzer, Lueria, Mayacamas, Netofa, Oryah, Shiloh, Teperberg, Yatir – and Mayacamas.
In memorium: Over 96 years, Moshe “Moshko” Moskowitz lived to see many of his far-reaching plans for the building of Gush Etzion fulfilled, and more.
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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