"I can get along with you – but with the Zionists, I can’t.”
The lobbyist tried to convince me that this is pragmatic politics, that this is the argument around which we can now achieve a consensus.
My problem is with the part of the law that requires 61 signatures in order to submit a no-confidence measure in the Knesset, which effectively neutralizes the no-confidence option.
The capitulation on the Temple Mount leads to the construction halt in Jerusalem.
The collective subconscious that pulls the young people of Tel Aviv’s trendy Shenkin Street to alternative lamentations on the city rooftops discovers something in Tisha B’Av.
The nation of Israel is losing its grip on the Temple Mount.
While the Egyptian coup was taking place, the Knesset passed a law that testifies to the fact that Israel does not really have a democratic culture, either.
The principle that we must defend ourselves by ourselves was the guiding light of all of Israel’s governments – from the Sinai Campaign until the First Gulf War.
The Zionist momentum ended in the nineties.
The legal authorities in Israel have all the legal tools necessary to completely reject the petitions against the residents of Amona.
Without a vision, strategy is impossible. Tactics become farcical.
I was surprised to learn that the MK Miri Regev-led Knesset Interior Committee and I, a Knesset member, were not allowed to visit the Temple Mount.
We are witnessing a complete loss of common sense on the part of Israel’s government and security forces
“This area is under Muslim sovereignty,” the senior officer on the Temple Mount said to me. “I thought that we were in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel,” I answered, as I set out on a series of letter-writing campaigns and meetings with the chief of Israel police, the attorney general and the minister for internal security.
The importance of the caucus on organ harvesting in China, sponsored recently by the Liberal Lobby in the Knesset, cannot be exaggerated.
Israel’s government did not want to liberate Jerusalem. Or to be more specific, the Labor and National Religious Party ministers did not want to liberate Jerusalem. “Who needs that whole Vatican?” Defense Minister Moshe Dayan explained at the time.
Netanyahu made an invaluable turnabout in the way Israel explains itself. We must complete that turnabout. We must not go half way.
The following is my response to a woman who criticized me for visiting the Temple Mount. In a letter to me, she claimed that I broke the law and irresponsibly provoked Arab anger. She suggested that my actions should conform to the will of the “majority.”
It is always easiest to blame the rest of the world and not to make an accounting of your own ideology.
Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?