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The New Plan to Oust Netanyahu – and its implications for Israel


In a discussion with associates on Tuesday, Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett spoke candidly about his political plans, which, according to media reports, he is closely coordinating with New Hope party leader Gideon Sa’ar. Both Bennett and Sa’ar hail from the ideological Right and both are outspoken opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seek to unseat him as premier. Although…

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The Threats American Jewry Refuses to Face


After being forced by Covid-19 restrictions to celebrate Passover alone last year, like their Israeli brethren, American Jews were by and large able to celebrate the Passover seder with their friends and families this year. And as in Israel, American Jewish families reveled in their deliverance from loneliness on the Jewish festival of deliverance. But even the joy of Passover…

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The Israeli NeverNetanyahu Right’s Moment of Truth


A month before Israel’s March 21 general elections, I argued in Newsweek that they would likely result in continued political paralysis. Last week’s election was Israel’s fourth election for its parliament—the Knesset—since April 2019. Based on the polls, I argued that nothing changed—those late March elections would lead again to a stalemate and force the country into a fifth election in August 2021.…

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When Cultural Appropriation and Historical Revisionism Are Acts of War


Two weeks ago, a bus filled with veteran Israeli generals from the Bithonistim, a grassroots national security organization, slowly made its way up the slopes of Mt. Ebal in Northern Samaria to visit a biblical-era site that was severely damaged by a Palestinian Authority contractor in late January. They came to draw the public’s attention to the strategic implications of…

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Abdullah the Irrelevant of Jordan


According to media reports in Israel and the US, last Thursday, Israel’s ties with Jordan stood on the brink of the abyss.  But then, five to ten minutes passed and everything went back to normal. Last week’s fleeting, yet existential crisis of relations with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan disappeared without a trace. But before we forget all about it,…

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Bennett, Sa’ar and Israel’s Legal Tyranny


In a week and a half, Israel’s polling stations will open and Israelis will elect their representatives to the Knesset for the fourth time in two years. As was the case in the last three elections, the upcoming elections revolve around one issue – Israel’s legal fraternity. All aspects of public life in Israel today are dictated by the attorney…

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Biden Abandons Middle East Peace


The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and…

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The Khashoggi Passion Play


The Biden administration’s decision to publish the intelligence report on Jamal Khashoggi’s death in late 2018 was as predictable as it was destructive to U.S. national security and to the security and stability of the Middle East. It was predictable for two reasons. First, this is Obama’s third term. And in Obama’s first term he played a central role in…

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“Facebook and Twitter? Boycott Them. There are Other Sites”


Mark Levin, the Jewish American talk radio host and former Reagan administration official makes no effort to hide what he thinks. Indeed, what his three-hour radio show’s 14 million regular listeners and his millions more viewers on Fox News who watch his top-rated show every Sunday love most about Levin is that he gives them the unvarnished truth as he…

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