Gary Rosenblatt

Sharing The Blame As Fault Lines Deepen

Obama, Bibi have overreached in current crisis; concern over impact on younger Jews.

03/25/2015
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Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to appeal directly to Israel’s nationalist camp in the final days of the election campaign appears to have paid off, at least in the short term. He won a decisive victory last Tuesday and is now in the process of forming a coalition of right-wing and charedi parties as he had hoped in calling for new elections in December.

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Which Bibi Will We Get?

Foxman: Right-of-center charedi government ‘tougher to defend.’

03/18/2015
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to appeal directly to Israel’s nationalist camp in the final days of the election campaign appears to have paid off, at least in the short term.

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Bibi And Bougie: The Odd Couple

Netanyahu, Herzog need each other, but expect a bumpy ride.

03/18/2015
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The turnout in Israel at the ballot box on Tuesday was high, but now it all comes down to the real election, consisting of one man’s vote. That would be President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, who decides whether to offer the chance to put together a governing coalition to Likud’s Bibi Netanyahu or Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog.

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The Editor's Desk: Look For A Unity Government

Netanyahu, Herzog need each other, but expect a bumpy ride.

03/17/2015
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The turnout in Israel at the ballot box was high on Tuesday, but now it all comes down to the real election, consisting of one man’s vote. That would be President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, who decides whether to offer the chance to put together a governing coalition to Likud’s Bibi Netanyahu or Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog.

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The Editor's Desk: Why Israel Might Have A National Unity Government

Netanyahu and Herzog need each other, but expect a bumpy ride.

03/16/2015
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Tuesday marks the official day for Israel’s national elections.

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Are Israelis Prepared To Abandon ‘Mr. Security’?

03/11/2015
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Imagine if Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, at the moment he rose to the podium to address the U.S. Congress last week, had taken his prepared speech out of his breast pocket, torn it up in front of a startled global audience, and announced that since everyone knew his stand on Iran he was going to discuss another vital matter.

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Are Israelis Prepared To Abandon ‘Mr. Security’?

When Bibi fired Lapid and Livni, he had no idea how close this contest would be.

03/10/2015
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Imagine if Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, at the moment he rose to the podium to address the U.S. Congress last week, had taken his prepared speech out of his breast pocket, torn it up in front of a startled global audience, and announced that since everyone knew his stand on Iran he was going to discuss another vital matter.

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Fear And Loathing In The Jewish World

Post-speech, animosity in community at fever pitch.

03/04/2015
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Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has made The Speech, after a prolonged, bitter spat between the White House and Jerusalem, we should soon get a sense of how this embarrassing drama has played out at home for the prime minister. The national elections are set for March 17, and Israelis will speak up through the ballot box.

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French Chief Rabbi Walking A Fine Line

Korsia ‘under conflicting pressures’ in wake of terror attacks, say expats here.

02/25/2015
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Chaim Korsia, thrust into the international spotlight as the chief rabbi of France in the past year, was the center of attention as scholar-in-residence at Park East Synagogue here last weekend.

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First Step To Defeating Terror: Call It What It Is

Obama’s reluctance to call attacks anti-Semitic or terrorists Islamic radicals is troubling.

02/16/2015
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As reports of terror attacks on Jews and Jewish targets in Europe mount, I find myself all too familiar with some of the tragic scenes.

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