Israel

Expensive Toys.

What’s the F-uss with F-35? It’s time to weigh in about the F-35 next-gen fighter that may or may not be sold to the United Arab Emirates. That may or may not be sold to Qatar. That may or may not be sold to Turkey. Here are some random thoughts.

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From Israel: “The Shift is Radical!!”

The US election is less than a week away, and, as I track the news, I have a growing conviction that Donald Trump will be in the White House for four more years.  As Caroline Glick tweeted: “Spit three times, then say, ‘No evil eye, things look hopeful, things look …

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YES, IT IS A BIG DEAL.

Not shooting is not the same as peace The Internet is full of comments claiming Israeli agreements between Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan mean nothing because they were already at peace. Is there any explanation other than Trump Derangement Syndrome to explain the blindness? Had former POTUS Barak …

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From Israel: Hanging by our Fingernails??!

In spite of the title of this posting being potentially ominous in tone, I begin with a brief good news item: It rained on Tuesday here in Jerusalem, and only in Jerusalem. The rainfall ‒ accompanied by thunder and exceedingly heavy for a brief time ‒ was a real surprise. …

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From Israel: Do We Know What We Are Doing??!!

I am speaking at a national level here in Israel, not a personal level.  Nevertheless, before Yom Kippur is absolutely the right time to ask the question. We have been watching the unfolding of a new international dynamic with several nations in turn – predominantly Arab/Muslim nations – agreeing/or giving …

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Into the fray: Oslo as political Kryptonite.

For the Labor Party, the fall from the heights of political hegemony to the depth of political oblivion is a fitting fate for the perpetration of the Oslo Accords, which ran counter to every prevailing Zionist norm of the time Kryptonite: Something that can seriously weaken or harm a particular …

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From Israel: Tempest-Tossed!!

Rosh Hashanah begins on Friday night, and will be celebrated here from within a lockdown. None the less, we always look to better times.  And so I begin this posting with a heartfelt prayer that this coming year, 5781, will be one that is rich in blessings:  A year of …

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From Israel: “Dangerous?? Promising??”

We here in Israel are dealing with shifting international scenarios that are a bit unsettling;  For there is no certainty as to how they will play out. I allude, of course, to the evolving détente with various nations – primarily Aran and Muslims nations that Israel has long been accustomed …

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