Monthly Archives : January 2013

About the next government


It is still difficult to assess how Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will govern in his next government. The public has little interest in begging the Palestinians to return to negotiations. But then the Israeli public has rarely had much interest in pursuing fruitless deals with unreformed Palestinian terrorists. The only reason we continue to chase deals with them is because…

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Classic Hagel


I think it is pretty amazing that AIPAC is keeping mum on the fact that Obama has nominated a Jew hater and Israel basher to serve as the next Defense Secretary. As I’ve said before, Hagel’s appointment is a far greater threat to the US military than it is to Israel. But still, it is pretty obscene that Obama is…

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About last week’s elections


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Israel’s new political superstar Yair Lapid, the former talk show host and celebrity anchorman and current head of the brand new Yesh Atid party are busy at work hammering out our next governing coalition. President Shimon Peres is expected to formally task Netanyahu with forming the next government in a few days. The question everyone…

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Latma celebrates Israeli democracy


In Friday’s episode of the Tribal Update, produced by Latma, the Hebrew-language satirical website I run, Ronit returns from maternity leave, Flock Builder builds Yair Lapid’s winning coalition, we bring you a look at Israel’s voting festival, and we present a response to the far Left’s viral pre-elections clip “I’ve had it,” that attacked everyone and everything that isn’t part…

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Video of Intelligence Squared Debate in London


Since I came home from London, subsequent events have borne out my dim assessment of England, and done so at break-neck pace. As one of Britain’s great righteous gentiles Douglas Murray¬†wrote in an essay¬†published yesterday by the Gatestone Institute, England is no longer even trying to hide its anti-Semitism. At this point, to live well in the kingdom, Jews are…

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Bye-bye London


In an interview with Haaretz in November 2010, British novelist Martin Amis said the following about discussions of Israel in his motherland:   I live in a mildly anti-Semitic country, and Europe is mildly anti-Semitic, and they hold Israel to a higher moral standard than its neighbors. If you bring up Israel in a public meeting in England, the whole…

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The Left’s new campaign to destroy a friend of Israel’s


  Israel has many passionate supporters on Capitol Hill, particularly on the Republican side of the aisle. These are men and women who are deeply committed to Israel and understand that Israel is the US’s only reliable ally in the Middle East and America’s most vital ally in the world today in light of the rise of radical Islamic regimes,…

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Shimon Peres lets us know where he stands


In the Tribal Update’s final episode before tomorrow’s elections, we bring you an interview with President Shimon Peres who explains his decision to intervene for the Left in the campaign. We also bring you a behind the scenes look at the campaign consultants for Tzipi Livni and the Labor Party.   And as always, there is much, much more to…

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Latma’s newest episodes


I have been out of the posting loop for the past couple of weeks so I apologize that it has taken me until now to post Latma’s latest shows.   Here’s the Tribal Update from last week. It features an interview with former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin, who like his colleagues on the Left who made careers in Israeli…

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