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Democratic Platform Omits Language on Jerusalem, Notes Iran Military Option

18 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
The 2012 Democratic Party platform omits language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and suggests that military force is "on the table" as an option for addressing the Iranian nuclear issue.

Incorrect And Ill-Advised Assumptions: A Response To Critics Of The Levy Report

7 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
Mr. Peter. A. Joseph, Chairman, Israel Policy Forum Mr. David A. Halperin, Executive Director, Israel Policy Forum Dear Mr. Joseph and Mr. Halperin, Permit me to introduce myself. I am Ambassador Alan Baker, a member of the Edmond Levy Commission established to examine the status of building in Judea and Samaria and to make recommendations to the government on this and related issues.

Paid for by Charles Bronfman, ‘Jewish Stars’ Attack Pro-Settlement Report

26 Tammuz 5772 – July 16, 2012
They wrote flippantly: "Securing Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state requires diplomatic and political leadership, not legal maneuverings." Legal rights be damned, then?

Western Critics of Democracy – “Accomplices to Injustice”

22 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
Critics of their own democratic societies rarely discuss the real difficulties, both demographically and politically, of the multicultural societies of Britain and France, or what the significance might be of over half the Muslims in Britain believing that it was actually the CIA or the Israeli Mossad which were responsible for the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The Problem was Oslo – not the Occupation

7 Sivan 5772 – May 28, 2012
Oslo took Yasser Arafat and his PLO off the dung heap of history, when only radicals in the West were talking about anything beyond a Palestinian autonomy, and lead ultimately to the diplomatic challenge we face today - with the critical message of UNSC 242 - no requirement of full withdrawal - being ignored.

Exclusive: New Yorker Gideon Ariel Running Against Netanyahu for President of Likud Convention

14 Iyyar 5772 – May 6, 2012
UPDATE: About 100 Likud Central Committee members have been refused entrance into the hall where the vote on the next President of the Likud convention is to be held. Police say the Exhibition Gardens hall in north Tel Aviv is too small for the number of committee members who are entitled to come in and vote.

A Year Later, ‘Arab Spring’ Ushering In an Islamist Egypt

10 Nisan 5772 – April 2, 2012
It's not as if no one in the West has been warning about it; and it's not as if Egyptians, exposing themselves to violence while demonstrating gallantly in a relentless effort to topple a corrupt, repressive regime, weren't aware of the possibility of it; nevertheless, the prospect of an imminent takeover—albeit using democratic means—by the radical Muslims is terrifying.

Israel’s Dictatorship Of The Judiciary

6 Nisan 5772 – March 28, 2012
Much of the Israeli Left – including cultural and political leaders, journalists and academics – has in recent months engaged in hyperbolic, defamatory claims that the government of Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to destroy Israel’s democracy through proposed legislation such as that aimed at modifying how Israeli Supreme Court justices are selected.

MK Tibi Rebuked by Knesset for Praising Terrorism

25 Adar 5772 – March 19, 2012
Following The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel's complaint, the Knesset's Ethics Committee rebuked MK Ahmed Tibi for praising "Shahidim" (martyrs) in one of his addresses.

Cyber Warfront: Hacker Group Warns Israel of ‘Reign of Terror’

17 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
The group was responsible for exposing an email exchange in which Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was coached on how to conduct himself in a US interview

Central Elections Committee to Discuss Disqualifying Tibi From Next Knesset Election

6 Shevat 5772 – January 29, 2012
Raam-Ta'al MK Ahmed Tibi recently made an inflammatory speech praising martyrdom.

Human Rights Watch Urges West to Accepts Islamists’ Political Gains; Condemns Israel

28 Tevet 5772 – January 23, 2012
Statements come in annual Human Rights Watch report.

El Baradei Bows Out of Egyptian Presidential Race

20 Tevet 5772 – January 15, 2012
Withdrawal seen as a blow to pro-democracy camp in Egypt.

Nine Dead, Hundreds Wounded in Egyptian Protests

22 Kislev 5772 – December 17, 2011
At least nine people have been killed and over 300 wounded in two days of violent clashes between Egyptian security forces and protestors.

Egyptian Elections Draw Crowds, Support for Islamist Parties

3 Kislev 5772 – November 28, 2011
The first day of a historic democratic election in Egypt has come to a close, with a higher than expected turnout and a strong showing for Islamist parties.

A Miracle Grows In Poland

28 Tevet 5770 – January 13, 2010
Back in the early 1980s, I was just becoming a journalist - in the democratic underground, for no self-respecting person would serve as a mouthpiece for the military regime that was running Poland at the time.

Judaism And Democracy

8 Nisan 5766 – April 5, 2006
Having survived the Knesset elections with all of the uncertainty that all elections provide for the so-called winners and losers, perhaps it is time to take a cursory look at the democratic process of elections from a perspective of Jewish history.

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