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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no overall solution to Israel's media problem, but there are things that Israel could do...
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 'Palestinian Narrative' has various forms and incarnations, which may be more or less persuasive. But they all make several main false claims:
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