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The suggestion is intriguing, self serving and frankly somewhat humorous.
It is always easiest to blame the rest of the world and not to make an accounting of your own ideology.
Rather than ask why Minister Baird met with Minister Livny in the eastern Jerusalem office, why not ask why Minister Livny agreed to meet there with Minister Baird?
Needed changes in Israel's decision making process have simply not kept up with the growing complexities and synergies of Israel's always-hostile external environment.
They can say all day long that they are not protesting Israel. The fact that they will be out there in the middle of Manhattan talking about 'gezeirot' says otherwise.
Choosing Life in Israel evinces what it means to be emotionally, spiritually, and viscerally drawn, as a Jew, to the siren song emitted by Israel.
Ben-Gurion would do anything to make sure that Menachem Begin's Herut Party would stay out of power.
Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?
Unlike some of his biggest detractors, I believe that the President actually likes Israel and values the friendship of the Israeli people.
The problem of this government is more likely to be one of personalities, marginal issues that get blown up in importance, and jockeying for financial benefits for different constituencies.
Benjamin Netanyahu made his bed when he put pragmatic secular politics over Jewish values.
We keep hearing these fantasies which claim that there's a safe and just way to divide up Judea and Samaria between Jews and Arabs, which is preposterous.
It's not that the various coalition partners don't trust Bibi, but that he doesn't really trust them.
Haredi leaders could not care less if Israel retains Judea and Samaria - as long as their Mosdos (religious institutions) get funded.
I can't imagine a tougher challenge for Lapid. It's so much easier to complain from the outside.
I must admit that I really don't care which parties are in Bibi's government coalition anymore.
A political tsunami is approaching, and the Jews in the land of Israel are fighting over total non-issues. If it weren’t so sad, it would be comical.
Bennett's pact with Yair Lapid, is not good for the country and is leading to fraternal hatred.
Like it or not, coalition or not, Netanyahu may continue as Prime Minister for quite a while.
This is Torah. This is its rightful place in all our lives, both private and public.
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