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This Independence Day, Israelis Should Not Forgo the Joy

"There is nothing to celebrate this year," a representative of the families of hostages asserted in the Knesset last week. "It will be a celebration...

15.05.2024 70

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Israel Harel

Despite It All, Israel Should Celebrate the Holiday of Freedom

At the upcoming Passover seder, a confused, worried and disappointed nation will sit around holiday tables, confounded by the sense of dread that they...

21.04.2024 30

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Israel Harel

The U.S.' Ignorance Will Save Hamas

When U.S. President Joe Biden wagged his finger and repeatedly warned "Don't," we thought he was talking to Iran, Hezbollah and perhaps also Russia.

12.03.2024 10

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Israel's Defense Minister Gallant Has Trapped Gantz and Rebelled Against Netanyahu

Nobody suspects that Defense Minister Yoav Gallant doesn't see defense as his top priority. But Gallant also knows very well that there's no chance of...

05.03.2024 30

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Israel's Supreme Goal Must Be Victory in All Arenas

From every side, and in particular from the army (according to the well-connected military analysts), the pressure on the government is growing:...

30.01.2024 20

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Israel Harel

Israel's New Focus on the Hostages Being Held by Hamas in Gaza Is a Return to Now-ism

The broad national consensus about Israel's war aims – victory over Hamas and the elimination of its military and governing powers (and by doing so,...

22.01.2024 20

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Netanyahu Is to Blame for October 7 but a Preemptive War Would Have Been a Mistake

After roughly three months of fighting, Israelis remain worried. Very worried. The war in the Gaza Strip is long and fatiguing, exacting a price...

18.01.2024 10

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Israel Must Open Its Heart to His Cry

The continuing schism, even amid the storm of war, is keeping Rabbi Daniel Shilo awake at night. He is beside himself.

01.01.2024 20

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Israel Harel

Let the Israeli Army Win the Hamas War Decisively

It is nearly certain that even if Hamas' military might is eliminated, this will not be "the last war." We are incapable of eradicating murderous...

25.12.2023 30

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