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Bennett and Bibi’s election boo-boo?
Under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stewardship, Israel has become one of the best performing economies in the world—with GDP per capita breaching the $40,000 mark for the first time ever in 2017, up sharply by almost 45 percent since 2009, when he was first re-elected after losing power in 1999.
The most brutal of killings, those of kids
Terrorism is always heinous, but it is even more abhorrent when directed against children.
Defending Israel: Civilian casualties and common sense
Can or should enemy civilian casualties be considered an operational constraint that precludes reaching necessary operational goals or endangers Israeli forces or civilians?
Israel’s stark option: Arabs in Gaza or Jews in the Negev?
If back in 2005, on the eve of the “disengagement,” some far-sighted individual had predicted that reality would be as it is today, his caveats would have been disdainfully dismissed as unfounded scare-mongering.
Israel needs a new policy in Gaza
The escalation in the violence emanating from Gaza on the very day after Israel permitted the transfer of millions of Qatari-sourced dollars into the coastal enclave underscores the futility of persisting with conventional wisdom.
Trump, Pittsburgh and US Jewry: The view from Israel
The American president’s actions have been hugely supportive of the Jewish state in the face of withering criticism. Unlike his predecessor, he has acted with unprecedented resolve against Israel’s enemies.
Imbecility squared: Israel’s incomprehensible policy of sustaining the enemy in Gaza
The policy of trying to placate Hamas with enhanced humanitarian aid is sadly no less farcical than trying to convert a man-eating tiger into a cuddly bunny rabbit by offering it a diet of premium carrots.
INSS’s puerile, preposterous proposal
It seems that if you have sufficient funds, there is no limit to the unmitigated nonsense you can promote in the guise of profound policy-oriented research.
Obsessing over Oslo: Einat Wilf in ‘The Atlantic’
For example, one might well ask why two-staters object so strenuously to the “settlements” and the “settlers”? After all, if genuine two-state peace is possible—as two-staters claim—they could certainly be a welcome source of employment for their Arab neighbors.
The rumored ‘ultimate deal’: Potential payoffs and possible pitfalls
Since the start of his presidency, Donald Trump has undertaken some bold, far-reaching measures that have potentially transformed the discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian impasse. These have all been favorable to Israel and undermine long-held Palestinians positions.
Into the fray: Israel’s left as a jilted lover
The left in Israel is behaving like a person who cannot accept that the object of his love has chosen another in his stead.
My New Year appeal to Caroline Glick: Rethink the ‘Israeli solution’
So, while I completely concur with her that Israeli sovereignty must be extended from the “River to the Sea,” I call on her to endorse a vigorous program of incentivized emigration (a.k.a. Evacuation – Compensation) for the Arab residents in Judea-Samaria as the only non-“kinetic” policy prescription that can adequately address Israel’s geographic imperative and its demographic one—if it is to endure as the nation state of the Jewish people.
‘Haaretz’ vs. Sherman: The anatomy of ‘fake news’
Had the newspaper wanted to give a fair portrayal of my policy proposal, instead of alluding to “Transfer," the headline would have read “Evacuation-compensation for Arabs: An answer to Israel’s geographic and demographic imperatives.”
Gaza: Déjà vu … again?
From recent reports on planned Israeli responses to events in Gaza, one might be excused for thinking that the late Shimon Peres had returned from the hereafter, reincarnated in the form of the allegedly hawkish Avigdor Lieberman.
Gaza: Lieberman gets an ‘F’
Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as Israeli Defense Minister ignited expectations of a qualitatively different approach to that of his predecessor—one discernibly more robust and resolute. Sadly, this was not to be.