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Jun 15, 2020, 9:04 PM
CounterPoint: Yossi Klein Halevi is mistaken about annexation
Yossi Klein Halevi embodies, as he himself acknowledges, the centrism of Israel today. In his recent article, A plea to Gantz, Ashkenazi: Israel and its friends need you to block annexation, Halevi states candidly, "As a centrist, I believe...
Mar 27, 2019, 9:25 PM
My Open Letter to Tannenbaum
I am a former CHAT student who graduated in 1999. I am writing to you regarding the statement that was sent out by email on March 26, 2019, regarding a social media post involving Aviva Polonsky and Sebastian Gorka. As...
Aug 31, 2018, 2:10 PM
Halevi/ Shehadah Exchange Highlights Lack of Any Chance for Peace
If there is one thing Palestinian moderates are good at, it is showing just how extreme they are. Raja Shehadah does just this in his response, in the NYT of course, to Yossi Klein Halevi's genuine and authentic attempt to...
Aug 16, 2018, 9:35 AM
Israeli Democracy is Flourishing: A response to David Horovitz
David Horovitz is often a voice of reason and what I interpret as centre-right pragmatism. But in his latest Op-Ed, Israeli democracy isn’t broken, but it is under assault, Horovitz really misses the mark. Unfortunately, at a time when...
Jul 2, 2018, 11:57 PM
On Override Law, Israel Should Not Take Advice from Canadian Justice Rosalie Abella
There has not been a lot of talk lately about the Jewish Home’s proposed High Court Override Bill, legislation that would allow the government to override High Court rulings. After suggesting that failure to pass the bill would provoke...
Mar 19, 2018, 9:29 PM
Ronald Lauder Needs to Resign from the WJC: An Open Letter
Dear Mr. Lauder: I would like to respond to your recent article in the New York Times, "Israel's Self-Inflicted Wounds," March 18, 2018, and call on you to step down from your post as president of the World Jewish Congress. First and...
Sep 18, 2017, 4:21 AM
Proposed High Court basic law is critical for strengthening Israeli democracy
Last week in particular was a low point for Israel's High Court. First, the Court ruled that Israel had no authority to revoke the residency permits of Hamas members in Jerusalem. You read that right - a government could not, under the...
Mar 12, 2015, 11:35 AM
Diskin and Dagan: From winners to whiners
"The evil men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones" - Shakespeare How will Meir Dagan and Yuval Diskin be remembered? It seems they are trying hard to make it so that their lifelong dedication...
Mar 3, 2015, 4:05 AM
In Praise of Israeli Political Show Gav HaUma
Lior Schleien and Guri Alfi, two names the vast majority of North American Jews have never heard of, have created a template for what I would call the best political talkshow in the World. Gav HaUma, literally "Back of the...
Mar 1, 2015, 9:41 PM
Netanyahu was Right to go to Congress – and Here’s Why
Those who know me know that I held back nothing in my blistering attacks on Netanyahu and Ya'alon during the Gaza War. In my view, it was a failure, both of leadership and strategically. But for the scary scenario...
Michael Tweyman is a politically conservative Toronto lawyer whose writing has appeared in the Canadian Jewish News. Michael has no formal affiliation with any Israeli political party or movement.