The people of Israel have a right to expect that the political/military establishment that it is paying so generously do its job and eliminate the threat of terror. That is, after all, in the social contract.
Kavanaugh has suffered greatly through this process and it seems to me that even if he is confirmed, his credibility and reputation have suffered a serious blow.
The 25-year disaster of Oslo still reverberates today, claiming yet another of its thousands of Jewish and Arab victims with the murder of Ari Fuld
There is a Palestinian people, but it is not a remnant of ancient Canaanites. It is a group that has coalesced quite recently, perhaps as recently as the 1960s, when large numbers of Arabs began to self-identify as “Palestinians.” The Palestinian people was forged by the conflict with the Jews in the past 100 years,
Do you want to fight on their terms, at a time of their choosing, or on ours? Do you prefer absorbing a 1973-style sneak attack or would you rather knock out the enemy’s offensive capability in a 1967-like preemptive strike?
Some pay lip service to the idea of Israel as a Jewish state. It upsets them when they encounter the condemnation of the anti-Zionist world., so they come up with reasons to oppose the Nation-State Law and other overt expressions of Zionism. But their real motivation is embarrassment.
How does Pres. Trump look from an Israeli point of view? What effects have his policies had on Israel? The answer, to the chagrin of many of my American friends, is this: no recent US president has done as much for the Jewish state as Trump.
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Today many of Israel's elite are “post-Zionists,” citizens of the world. They are embarrassed by Zionist patriotism. How else to explain why they oppose the Nation-State Law which does nothing more than express the idea that the Jewish people have a collective right of self-determination?
Lauder and the liberal Jewish establishment in the US, along with their associates in the Israeli Left, in essence want us to give up our Zionist principles so that we will better fit their universalist worldview
The opposition to the Nation-State Law is couched in the most inflammatory language possible, including epithets like “racist” and “apartheid.” This is nonsense and is part of a larger campaign to paint the Likud government as made up of right-wing extremists.
The Jewish state is truly under siege. Not from the Hamasniks of Gazavic but from a coalition of the Israeli Left, Arab citizens and other non-Jewish minorities, European and American-funded NGOs, and liberal American Jewish organizations. Did I leave anyone out?
Everything in this story is surreal. Imagine: Hillel Garmi believes that Hamas is nonviolent, and Luhar Altman thinks that Israel should not have an army. And a Jewish Palestinian wishes for “many more like them.”
I see the law as absolutely necessary to protect the Jewish state against the post-Zionist elite and the European-funded NGOs. But I also see the reaction of the Druze to the law as a major failure of our leadership.
Why do they hate us? It doesn’t matter. It’s not worth arguing about who started it and who’s right or wrong, except as an academic exercise. What is important is that the conflict is not amenable to the solutions being offered
True democracy is difficult to obtain, and difficult to keep. We are fortunate in Israel to have the degree of democracy that we have
he law is intended to set a bottom line, to build a fence around the fundamental Zionist principles of the state and keep them from eroding. It also makes an explicit statement about what kind of state we are and aspire to be.
Why have the Arab nations have allowed the issue of Palestinian refugees to continue? One simple reason which I call the First Principle of Arab Leadership: it is always more important to hurt Jews than to help Arabs.
Israel is presently weathering an intensely hostile political climate in a world where ethnic nationalism is considered evil. Rather than hide who we are, we should broadcast it. It might not make the world like us any more, but at least they will better understand what we are fighting for.
We have things backwards. We are the stronger power, and thus Hamas should be the ones begging for negotiations. We are not deterring them. They are deterring us
explain it to me. Explain how Israel is so villainous that the good that Israelis do can be dismissed. Explain why it is so important that its conflict overshadows all the other disputes in our contentious world. Explain why they support “solutions” that imply the replacement of Israel by a Palestinian Arab state.
Why does the world try to maintain the laughable distinction between anti-Semitism, which they claim to abhor, and “criticism of Israel” that invariably includes demonization, delegitimization, and double standards? What forces them to take this position?
While Israel burns, world media fiddles tiny violins of unctuous sympathy fro the Palestinians.
The Rabbinut’s power is based on laws which have been passed because religious parties always are an essential part of coalition governments. This has been true for coalitions of the Left and Right since the founding of the state
The more Israel refrains from self-defense because of fear of legal consequences, the more she will be threatened with such consequences. The cycle must be broken, both because it prevents us from acting and because it broadcasts weakness to our enemies.