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Reflections on the Nation-State Law... Once again bad planning

I think I have read almost every commentary on the Nation-State Law that the Knesset passed last week by a slim margin (62 in favor, 55 against). Most of the commentary has been by people with more experience than I have in analyzing such laws and...

 

Israel's current moral imperative

Jewish tradition teaches that when our ancestors left Egypt 3,500+ years ago they were pursued by the Egyptian military still bent on their destruction.  As they stood at the water’s edge faced with two very bad choices, the hand of God split the...

 

Israel is America's 13th largest FDI source

Oftentimes the impact of Israel on the Western world is large enough to amaze even those of us who live here and experience the economic miracle every day. That’s the reaction many of us had this week when the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis...

 

Iran Ascending: A Time to Shudder

For those who have been confused by the incredible amount of verbiage that has surfaced on the Iran nuclear agreement since it was signed, the best analysis I have read appeared in this morning’s Ha’aretz written by Ari Shavit, titled “The...

 

President Obama's Jewish point of reference

One cannot help but wonder what it is about Obama that (a) makes him seemingly so hostile to Israel, (b) gives him so much trouble identifying killings such as those in the Hyper Cacher market in Paris last month as anti-Semitic and (c) impels him to...

 

Paris on Sunday-A day of anomalies

Sunday’s solidarity event in Paris was, for this viewer, a day full of anomalies and disappointments. First there was the march of world leaders itself. There, in the front row was Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with, to his left, the President...

 

In their memory... when words fail us

Yit’gadal v’yit’kadash sh’mei raba... May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified How do parents standing at the gravesite of teenage children say this in the spirit in which it is meant?  Having been there myself the only option is to...

 

Point: J Street as a member of the Conference of Presidents

Earlier this week the application of JStreet, which calls itself “The political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans,” was denied membership in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (COP). While I personally...

 

The Prisoner Release: The Right Thing at the Wrong Time

Sunday’s vote by Israel’s Cabinet to approve the release of 104 Palestinian terrorists with blood on their hands may have been the right move in the context of the re-started peace talks, but definitely at the wrong time. As a business person I...

 

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