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More Purim turnabouts: Arab reactions to Netanyahu’s speech

Purim has begun tonight here in Israel (Purim post coming up later), and in a similar manner to the upside-down “Venahafoch Hu” character of the day, reactions to Netanyahu’s speech to Congress were precisely the opposite of what one would … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Well, it was a zinger of a speech and PM Binyamin Netanyahu delivered it with more than his usual aplomb. He spoke with eloquence, passion and urgency.  I was pleasantly surprised that the speech wasn’t just a tirade or a … Continue reading

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“For if you remain silent at this time, rescue and safety will come from another place”

The words in the title are a direct quote from Megillat Esther, the Book of Esther, which Jews worldwide will read on Wednesday night as Purim begins.  The background to the story is the plot by Haman the Agagite, the … Continue reading

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Obama’s revenge

We’ve come to know and not love Obama’s petulant thin-skinned persona who cannot take criticism from allies, or even disagreement on policy. Several times over the past years Israel has experienced the sharp edge of his or the Administration’s tongue, … Continue reading

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Why Netanyahu must go to Washington

The furor caused by Congressional Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Binyamin Netanyahu to address Congress about Iran has brought about furious debate both in Israel and America. The fault lines are pretty much along partisan lines, with the Democrats in … Continue reading

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The US is interfering in Israel’s elections despite Obama’s ostensible “reluctance”

One of the prime reasons given by President Barack Obama for his objection to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress about the dangers of a deal with Iran and his further refusal to meet with Netanyahu is that … Continue reading

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