Tag: U.S. Middle East policy

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.
Chances for a Saudi-Israeli deal are high, the risks manageable, and the value overwhelming. The doubters and naysayers, as well as those who actively are trying to sabotage such an agreement, are wrong.
There is no moral equivalence whatsoever between Palestinian terrorists and Israeli troops. Falsely balanced diplomatic formulations like those that "call upon all sides to end the cycle of violence" must be rejected. This is prattle that covers for Palestinian extremism and rejectionism, and retards the cause of peace.
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.
In Washington and other capitals, an ungenerous spirit has set in. Israel’s new government, which finally may be formed in the coming week, will have to pushback hard against this increasingly brazen, vulgar, and hypocritical trend.
Why is the Biden administration so locked-in to doing a deal, almost at any price, with the Iranians? The answer is threefold: pretentious, practical, and partisan. The partisan? All for the greater glory of the ghost of Obama.
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 »
A passionate speaker, David M. Weinberg lectures widely in Israel, the U.S. and Canada to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. He speaks on international politics and Middle East strategic affairs, Israeli diplomacy and defense strategy, intelligence matters and more. Click here to book David Weinberg as a speaker

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