Unfortunately, the attitude of the international community does not grant to Israel the same right of self-defense that every other nation is given. Even when Israel has been attacked, a the Islamic-European-NGO-media axis has defined Israel as the aggressor.
A major reason for Israel's indecisiveness is the increasing influence and control over Israeli decision-making by the US – whose government, at the same time, has become less and less supportive.
Israeli aircraft bombed targets in Syria, preventing the transfer of “advanced weapons” from Iran to Hezbollah, Though this was not the first such bombing, this time things were VERY different
Everyone thinks war is unavoidable, and most people understand, at least on an intellectual level, that this war is going to be one of the toughest in Israel’s history.
The truth, that Israel is populated by all kinds of people who are not alienated from their society and not suffering from endemic racism is simply too much for the social-justice-warriors
Peres has always been a Zionist and does not believe that there is an irreconcilable conflict between the Jewishness of the state and democracy, nor that one should be sacrificed for the other
Israel needs a death penalty, or that we should fire a cruise missile at the center of the town that the murderers came from and then build a Jewish town on the ruins.
The 'Palestinian Narrative' has various forms and incarnations, which may be more or less persuasive. But they all make several main false claims:
Trump can’t make Jerusalem our capital – only the people of Israel can do that. But his statement represents a crack in the truly anti-Semitic double standard that has been applied to Israel with respect to Jerusalem since 1948.
The problem is that the concept of “two states” is poisonously ambiguous. Everyone can understand it to mean something different, up to embracing diametrically opposite ideas.
Hamas benefits greatly from civilian casualties, which support its narrative of victimization and provide its supporters with fodder for “lawfare” against the IDF and diplomatic sanctions against Israel.
Israelis, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, are happier than most of the world, coming in 11th out of 155 countries (the US only made 14th place) There is something special here. In my opinion, it is a sense of national purpose
Obama is easily “infuriated” by Israel but the problem in the US-Israel relationship is America has trouble treating Israel as a sovereign nation.
it only seems reasonable in view of the extreme and violent hostility of much of the Arab population of the area to Israel and Jews, that Israel should follow Pakistan’s example and exclude “enemies of the state” from citizenship.
Why are liberal Americans often so wrong about anything connected to Jews or Israel, despite the fact that they are seemingly obsessed with these subjects? Just ask the New York Times
The biggest and most damaging error made by Israel was the massive sacrifice offered in the Oslo Accords, allowing the dying, irrelevant PLO to come back to life, and to insert its cancerous cells into her body.
The New Israel Fund is in effect the military wing of the Reform Movement, using $ instead of rockets as weapons, annually giving millions to groups working to remake the state of Israel in accordance with its vision, and even to some groups whose goal is to destroy it.
In recent years, the memes of Jew-hatred mutated into anti-Zionism. Instead of hating individual Jews, which is taboo, it’s possible to hate their collective expression of identity in the form of the Jewish state
Israel needs to express that it's tired of abuse. Getting a divorce from UNESCO was a good start, now it should tell the hosts of the Judo competition in Abu Dhabi that their singling out Israel is unacceptable.
Do the Palestinians expect that the US will say that all of Jerusalem belongs to them? Clearly not. So why the rage, the riots, the rockets and the terrorism?
Even the most secular Israelis don’t agree that American Reform Jews should decide what Israel does in the holy places that were regained with the blood of its soldiers. They may passionately hate the Rabbinate, but it is OUR Rabbinate that they hate.
Jacobs clearly sees himself as the Jewish Martin Luther King Jr., and would like nothing more than to get arrested on behalf of his struggle. But there is almost nothing in common between the civil rights movement of the 1960s and Jacob’s attempts to provoke confrontations at one of Judaism’s holiest sites
Israelis couldn’t possibly care less about mixed gender prayer. But for liberal American Jews, it plays the same role as “al-Aqsa is in danger” does for Arabs, inciting fury against Israel and its leadership.
The position of the government is that only a small number deserve refugee status, and the rest are illegal immigrants who should leave the country one way or another. The majority of Israelis (66% of Jews and 50% of Arabs) agree.
In effect, the money given to Gaza was converted into weapons. And that provides a way to solve the problem: we can convert it back.