Israel

Into the Fray: Israel- Lost without a map?

It is difficult to know what is more disturbing-whether some ministers actually believe in the policy proposals they promote – or whether they don’t—but promote them anyway  What I see clearly…is incredible negligence and lack of systematic, long-term planning effort on behalf of Israel’s top political brass…we are facing a …

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From Israel: The Bright and the Dark.

There is a fair measure of dark news that must be shared. But the flip side in many instances is bright: for I see growing strength in the responses to what is ugly and threatening. We must be grateful for this and do all we can to encourage yet more …

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Terror, Tunnels & Transporation:A Jihadi State on the Trans-Israel Highway?

A video from the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. THE DANGERS OF A PALESTINIAN STATE TO ISRAEL’S MAJOR TRAFFIC ROUTES Please help us spread the message!!!

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Ha’aretz Spits at the “Mensches”

Japan beat Team Israel last Wednesday to eliminate the “Mensches” from the World Baseball Classic (WBC). Nonetheless, Israel did far better than anyone thought possible.  Manager Jerry Weinstein and the guys were not expected to even qualify for the tournament and the odds makers pegged them at a 200 to 1 …

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From Israel: Never Easy.

No one ever said it would be easy. When something turns out as we hoped it would, we might murmur “Fantastic!” and allow ourselves a momentary sense of ease or satisfaction. But in no time at all – bang! – we are likely to confront a stumbling block. Then we …

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Mensches Beat Cuba!

I am flabbergasted. They did it again! The Mensches have taken four wins straight during the tournament, thus far, after winning three in a row in the qualifying matches last September. Team Israel, a 200 to 1 underdog to actually win the World Baseball Classic (WBC), beat 8th-ranked Cuba yesterday after taking …

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Mensch on the Bench.

Well, I have to tell you, I am just eating this up. The Times of Israel tells us: Israel’s national baseball team clobbered Taiwan 15-7 Tuesday, racing off to a 2-0 start in the country’s first-ever appearance in the World Baseball Classic. Powered by strong hitting and capped by a …

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Into the Fray: Liberman-A dove in hawk’s feathers?

The perception of Liberman as an abrasive hardliner is due more to his blunt statements regarding the loyalty of Israeli-Arabs, rather than to any territorial intransigence regarding the Palestinian question Anyone who wants to apply Israeli sovereignty to Judaea and Samaria needs to understand that such a step will bring …

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From Israel: “A Fine Line”

Purim is upon us – it will be celebrated after Shabbat, except for Jerusalem, a walled city, which celebrates Shushan Purim a day later. I do not expect to write again until some time after Shushan Purim. And so I want to now wish everyone a Purim Sameach! With a …

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From Israel: A New Day.

After listening to the speech President Trump delivered to a joint session of Congress last Tuesday night, I came to the conclusion, with gladness in my heart, that he has the potential to be – not merely a good – but an excellent president.  One who will repair America on …

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Into the fray: Trouble with tunnels

The real problem, largely unaddressed by this week Comptroller’s report, is that cowered by the tyranny of political-correctness, Israel’s leaders, have abandoned pursuit of military imperatives. This week Gaza was back in the headlines—big time. The publication of the controversial state comptroller’s report, highly critical of Israel’s conduct of the …

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From the Desk of Dr. Ron Weiser.AM. February opinion piece.

As Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “Wow!” What a fantastic week for Israel, Australia and the Jewish People!!! Kol Hakavod to Prime Ministers Malcolm Turnbull and Benjamin Netanyahu – and the entire delegations on both sides – on a historic occasion replete with warmth, great friendship, shared values, understanding, intersections of …

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Arlene From Israel: Heading Forward.

It was heartening when the almond trees began to flower a couple of weeks ago. These trees are the earliest to bloom and a harbinger of spring. They are ubiquitous here in Israel and show up in various places in my Jerusalem neighborhood. And today, spring is in the air. …

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Into the fray: “Palestine”- Who has moral high ground?

The “Humanitarian Paradigm”, advocating funded emigration for the resolution of the “Palestinian problem”, will be the most humane of all options if it succeeds, and the least inhumane if it does not. Even if the Palestinians agree that their state have no army or weapons, who can guarantee that a …

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Syrian Roadmap For Peace With Israel

Syria's Roadmap to peace

In a previous article about founder and leader of the National Salvation Front of Syria, Fahad Almasri, I wrote that I was unable to find an online copy of the organization’s Roadmap for Syrian-Israeli peace.  Within a short time, an email from Almasri himself was waiting to be discovered in …

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Into the fray: Rift on the Right—over Sovereignty (cont.)

A rift is emerging among opponents of the two-state idea, between those who believe Israel can endure as the Jewish nation-state with a large permanent Arab population west of Jordan River, and those who believe it can’t.  Sovereignty extended over territory confers citizenship to all residents of that territory. Sovereignty …

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From Israel: Thumbs Up.

As most readers surely know, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump had their highly-anticipated first meeting on Wednesday. There was much angst on the right here in Israel before the meeting, for Trump was putting out an ambivalent message and Netanyahu was saying he would endorse a “two-state solution.” But …

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From Israel: Know the Facts.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Trump in the While House this Wednesday, February 15. It is expected that the “settlements” will be one of their subjects of conversation.  And so, it is a certainty that we are going to be encountering a good deal of media …

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The Day of the Dhimmi is Done.

There are two points concerning Jews and Israel that I very much want to get across to the politically-inclined. The first is that the day of the dhimmi is done. No longer will we allow ourselves to be pushed around as pawns in someone else’s political game. Nor will we …

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Into the Fray: Martin Sherman vs Caroline Glick – on Sovereignty.

Any initiative to apply Jewish sovereignty to Judaea-Samaria without a clear plan for dramatic reduction of its Arab population will imperil Jewish sovereignty over all territory west of the Jordan. One might expect that any support for a single state among Israeli Jews would come from the far Left… Recently, …

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