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  • Optimistic state of Israel’s economy

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #232, October 11, 2018 https://bit.ly/2ORgFaB (previous issues: https://bit.ly/2NB51fk) 1.  The international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor (S&P), upgraded Israel’s credit rating to AA- with a stable outlook, the highest ever for Israel. S&P highlighted Israel’s fiscal discipline, higher than expected economic growth rate, the reduction […]
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  • No Arab demographic time bomb

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Jewish Political Studies Review, Volume 29, Numbers 3-4, September 2018 https://bit.ly/2N1nMZ6 Demographic reality defies conventional wisdom   Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Jewish State is not facing an Arab demographic time bomb; but, benefits from a robust Jewish demographic tailwind of births and net-immigration. For example, between 1995 and 2017, the […]
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  • US departure from conventional wisdom

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” September 13, 2018, https://bit.ly/2p0VHYi The evolution of President Trump’s stance on the Palestinian issue reflects extrication from conventional wisdom, which was embraced by his predecessors and the establishment of the State Department, academia and the media, while systematically crashed against the rocks of Middle East reality. In contrast to his predecessors, […]
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  • Europe’s Metaphysical Gripe Against Israel

    By jwadmin on June 1, 2018
    Tsvi Sadan Israel Today If the European Union truly represents the people of Europe, then this continent is becoming a real menace to Israel. EU hostility toward Israel is not new. Looking just at its appeasement policy toward Iran, a country that openly calls for the destruction of Israel, and the sympathy it shows to the Palestinians, who share Iran’s […]
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  • After Rubashkin, Orthodox Jews should be working to create sentencing reform

    By jwadmin on January 13, 2018
    By ADENA BERKOWITZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the kosher slaughterhouse executive who served eight years in prison on bank fraud and money laundering charges, resulted in a vigorous communal discussion, especially within the Orthodox community. There was a great deal of relief among those who felt his original sentence […]
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  • How do you define anti-Semitism? It’s complicated.

    By jwadmin on January 3, 2018
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA)As I wrote soon after the arrest of Michael Kadar, the Israeli-American teenager accused of making hundreds of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in early 2017 : “[T]he JCC bomb threat hoax wasn’t just an isolated swastika daubing — it was an ongoing story affecting Jewish institutions in nearly every American Jewish community. It shaped a communal […]
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  • Israel Needs a Divorce — From the Palestinians and Its Own Prime Minister

    By jwadmin on December 7, 2017
    A provocative Global Politico conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak By SUSAN B. GLASSER Israel has long had famously contentious politics. But even by those standards, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s recent and unusually vituperative campaign against his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu, has by turns surprised, provoked and, depending on their political persuasion, infuriated Israelis. Barak, the longtime Labor Party […]
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  • Advice for new Administration: Minimize Middle East mistakes!

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2016
    By DANIEL PIPES – All 177 foreign embassies located in Washington, D.C. are no doubt attempting to read the tea leaves and figure out what President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy will look like. But his inconsistencies and contradictions render this nearly impossible. Therefore, rather than speculate, I’ll focus on what U.S. policy in one region, the Middle East, should be, starting […]
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