INTO THE FRAY:The Humanitarian Paradigm- Hobson’s Choice for Israel (Part I)

Only one policy paradigm can sustain Israel as the nation-state of the Jews and prevent it becoming untenable either geographically or demographically—or both

Into the Fray: Trump’s Presidential Decree on the Golan – A Moral and Practical...

In issuing his recent presidential decree, recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, President Donald followed the commendable policy pattern he has set...of not following the policy patterns set by his predecessors.

Shimon Peres (1923-1985;1986-2016): Which Do We Mourn?

Which Peres do we mourn? The dour hawkish Peres, who got it right? Or the internationally-acclaimed dovish Peres, who got it disastrously wrong?

INTO THE FRAY: Lauder’s Lame Lament

According to Ronald Lauder, Israel must be either perilously insecure; or demographically untenable. This is an utterly false dichotomy.

INTO THE FRAY: Trump-Can Israel seize the moment?

Will Israeli leadership remain captive to old molds of thought—thus proving a constraint rather than a catalyst, impeding rather than inducing, the opportunities the Trump administration may afford?

INTO THE FRAY: The Bahrain Conference: Failure Foretold

The endeavor to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by economic means not only shows a grave defect in understanding its underlying causes, but inverts the causal relationship that generates & sustains it.

INTO THE FRAY: The Enemy – What the “Right” Seems Unable to Grasp

The time has come for the “Right” to “bite the bullet” & give up trying to advance convoluted political prescriptions in lieu of the two-state formula. It is time to identify the Palestinian-Arabs as the enemy

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s National Imperative: “Keep your Powder Dry”

While the normalization with the UAE could definitely entail significant benefits for Israel it is still somewhat premature to celebrate the onset of lasting amity—rather than enmity—in the region.

INTO THE FRAY: Israel Victory Caucus – Assessing Actionable Alternatives

The Humanitarian Paradigm, advocating funded emigration of Palestinian-Arabs appears the most plausible method for achieving the goals of the Israel Victory Caucus

INTO THE FRAY: Commanders for Israel’s (In)Security: Taking the Name of Security in Vain

There is no greater irony than the spectacle of scores of ex-senior security officials, who spent their adult life defending Israel, now promoting a political initiative that will make it indefensible.

INTO THE FRAY: Identifying the Enemy as…the Enemy

The entire issue of “Palestinian national identity” is a giant hoax, intended to be no more than a temporary ruse, until the Jewish hold on sovereignty in the Holy Land—any part of the Holy Land—is pried loose.

INTO THE FRAY: Coup d’état?

Netanyahu was elected as the Prime Minster, not as the Pope. Accordingly, he should be judged primarily on the basis of his political and strategic accomplishments, not his personal morality

INTO THE FRAY: Oslo at 24: Failing the “Crystal Ball” Test

If Rabin had a crystal ball that allowed him to foresee the terrible trauma and tragedy the Oslo Agreements would cause, there is little doubt that he would have never agreed to its signature.

INTO THE FRAY: Middle East Meltdown

With the Mid-East on the cusp of melt-down, imagine what Isaiah (5:20) would say of proponents of ‘regional integration’: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness…”
Changes Needed at Israel's High Court

INTO THE FRAY: Israel’s High Court-When Legality Loses Legitimacy

In overturning a previous decision of the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee, the High Court took another giant step towards further undermining the already dwindling public confidence in the Israeli judiciary.

INTO THE FRAY: The New “Nuts”—Jeffrey Goldberg, the Jerusalem Post & the Question of...

For those who subscribe to progressive liberal values of pluralism and tolerance, who is nuts: Those who support the establishment of a self-governing Palestinian entity--or those who oppose it?

INTO THE FRAY: Obama Unplugged: What To Do?

Israel must credibly convey that support for unilateral Palestinian statehood will not be a cost-free decision for whoever acts to effect it – or fails to foil it.

INTO THE FRAY: Gantz & Lapid’s “Blue and White” – A Fragile, Directionless, ad...

The purported electoral appeal of the Blue & White line-up is that it includes 3 former IDF Chiefs-of-Staff, yet virtually invariably when top military figures have departed from their field of expertise (security) & ventured into one where they have none (politics), they have been disastrously wrong.

INTO THE FRAY: Instability in Jordan: The impact on Trump’s “Ultimate Deal”

Possible repercussions of the challenge to the stability of the Hashemite regime is the potential impact that political upheaval in Jordan may have on the feasibility of Donald Trump’s “ultimate deal” Mid-East peace plan which is rumored to be announced soon.

INTO THE FRAY: Police, Press and a Politicized “Putsch”?

The unrelenting drive to bring an indictment—any indictment—against Netanyahu has long exceeded the bounds of reasonable law enforcement

INTO THE FRAY: Haaretz – One Outrage Too Far?

The recent diatribe by Haaretz’s Rogel Alpher against Israel Prize laureate, Miriam Peretz, must have crippling commercial repercussion; not only cancellation of reader subscriptions but dramatic reduction in advertisers/advertising revenues 

INTO THE FRAY: The Israel Victory Caucus Kudos and Caveats

The launch of Israel Victory Caucus is an initiative that has the potential to be a positive paradigmatic game-changer in the discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

INTO THE FRAY:Trump, Pittsburgh and US Jewry – A view from Israel

Trump is the creation of Obama. The divisions in American society he is accused of exacerbating are ones largely precipitated by his predecessor’s policies and prejudices

INTO THE FRAY: Inane …Again! Tom Friedman on Gaza

Tom Friedman’s last piece on Gaza is a “masterful” blend of personal bile & bias, liberally laced with logical inconsistencies, factual inaccuracies and even blatant non-sequiturs

INTO THE FRAY: AIPAC & the Progressives’ “Uncompelling” Case

In pursuit of bipartisanship AIPAC should strive to persuade “progressives”, not pander to them”; to convert them, not co-opt them. Convince them not conform to their agenda.

INTO THE FRAY: Gaza – Déjà vu…again?

From recent reports on planned Israeli responses to events in Gaza, one might be excused for thinking that the late Shimon Peres had returned from the hereafter, reincarnated in the form of the allegedly hawkish Avigdor Liberman

INTO THE FRAY: Defending Israel—Civilian Casualties and Common Sense

Jewish victory over the adversarial Arab collective must be Israel’s overriding moral & operational concern. Facilitating its achievement should be the overriding challenge for Israel’s legal establishment

INTO THE FRAY – Gaza: Delaying the Inevitable…Again

Delaying the inevitable does not make it less inevitable—only more costly

Generals, Gimmicks and Gobbledygook

The basic elements of the Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS) “new unilateralism” replicate precisely the conditions that prevailed in South Lebanon until the IDF’s ignominious retreat.

INTO THE FRAY: Cracks in the Dome?

The huge investments made in defensive systems are slowly emerging as an exorbitant and costly failure—or at best a very partial and temporary success. The time has come to rethink Israel’s strategic paradigm.

Headlines

Latest News Stories


Sponsored Post

Recommended Today


Something Random from the Week

Printed from: https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/into-the-fray-martin-sherman/into-the-fraythe-humanitarian-paradigm-hobsons-choice-for-israel-part-i/2017/08/07/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: