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The Nation-State Law rises again

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.

Restraint, the Strategy of Defeat

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

What is it about 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.

Driving anti-Israel Politics

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?

The Fires

While Israel burns, world media fiddles tiny violins of unctuous sympathy fro the Palestinians.

Abolish the Rabbinut!

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

Why Don’t we Defend Ourselves?

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.

Jewish Peoplehood in Israel and America

Many American Jews, especially younger ones, are not able to withstand the assault on their sense of peoplehood. It’s not surprising, because this identification has been suppressed by the American educational system and media from their earliest years.

What to do about the Kites?

The question shouldn’t be “how can we stop incendiary kites?” Rather, we should ask “how we can hurt the Gazans – o badly, so disproportionately, that they will be very sorry that they tried to burn our country.

On Palestinians

Of course the Palestinians have a culture; it is unique among Arabs. It is all about their historic sense of injustice, their obsessive certainty that all of their misfortunes are somebody else’s (usually our) fault, and their endless creative pursuit of strategies, tactics, and weapons that they hope will finally bring them to their judenrein promised land.

How Multicultural, Intersectional Post-Colonialism Takes us Back to the Middle Ages

The 'identity politics' that supposedly grew out of concern for human rights then turns around and negates those rights. This supposed progress turns back time, hurting us all.

Israel’s Media Problem

There is no overall solution to Israel's media problem, but there are things that Israel could do...

Why I’m Grateful to Mahmoud Abbas

Liberal Jews have distanced themselves from Judaism, the Jewish people, and Israel. They have very little left of their Jewish identity. But when Abbas blamed the Jews for the Holocaust, they finally had a problem.vi

Why War Between Israel and Iran is Unlikely Today

Though I’ve been expecting a hot war soon, recent developments are changing my mind. The strategy of deterrence and interdiction seems to be working on our northern border, and firm resistance to Hamas’ attempts to overrun our southern one seems – so far – to be effective.

Restoring Balance Between the Knesset and the Court

The issue that is presently driving the controversy is a series of Court decisions that have made it impossible for the government to deport any of the 38,000 African migrants that entered the country illegally since the early 2000s

Goodbye, Jewish-American busybodies

American Jewish progressives use their DNA to justify vicious and damaging attacks on Israel. Creating organizations intended to demonize and delegitimize the only Jewish state. And you think that because of your Jewish parentage you somehow have a special right to do this!

Diasporism, a Bad Idea Whose Time has Come

The Diaspora is a dead end for Jews, both physically and culturally. You can make a case for the continuance of Jewish communities in the Diaspora, and you can find many areas in which Israel needs to improve. But the necessity and centrality of the Jewish state to the continued existence of the Jewish people is indisputable.

Independence Day

We’ll prevail. It will be terrible for us, but more terrible for our enemies. Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel was not reconstituted after thousands of years to be lost after only 70.

Case for Regime Change in Iran

Iran’s fingerprints have been found on terrorist attacks all over the world, including Latin America and Europe. With Iran out of the equation, many problems though not solved, would be at least simplified.

No, it isn’t Kent State on the Mediterranean*

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.

The Political Storm Over African Migrants

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.

Must all our Residents be Citizens?

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.

Jew-hatred and Conspiracy Theories

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

The Narrative

The 'Palestinian Narrative' has various forms and incarnations, which may be more or less persuasive. But they all make several main false claims:
Religious Jewish soldiers attending an IDF swearing-in ceremony.

Will Israel Keep the Draft?

Many observers have said that Israel would be better off with a fully volunteer, professional army. Paradoxically, some of the best things in Israeli life come from the years of compulsory servitude dictated by universal conscription

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