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Ari Soffer

To defeat BDS, stop 'fighting BDS'

The fight against the haters begins and ends with Zionism. Instead of reacting to their brand, let's re-create our own - it's been sitting right in front of us all along., 6/2/2016, 2:23 PM

Dear right-wingers: Be careful what you wish for

Those nationalists cheering Moshe Ya'alon's ouster in favor of Avigdor Liberman have a remarkably short memory., 5/31/2016, 8:47 PM

Why can't Israel be more like Morocco?

If double-standards exist towards Israel in the UN and elsewhere, it is only because our leadership has facilitated it through its own weakness and predictability. Unlike, say, Morocco., 3/30/2016, 1:00 PM

Killing an injured terrorist may be wrong, but it isn't murder either

The killing of an injured terrorist in Hevron poses a difficult moral dilemma - but in grappling with it we must not lose our perspective., 3/28/2016, 12:17 PM

Unraveling the Duma circus

What's the point of having a trial if we all know who's guilty anyway?, 1/5/2016, 1:25 PM

'Normalization' with Turkey? No thank you

Rapprochement with Turkey at this time and under the current terms would be a momentous, humiliating and self-defeating mistake for the State of Israel., 12/29/2015, 7:09 PM

Labeling Jewish goods: then and now

The EU's decision to label Jewish goods from Judea and Samaria coincides almost to the day with the anniversary of Kristallnacht. What an unhappy, yet utterly appropriate coincidence., 11/11/2015, 5:42 PM

'Intifada'? More like The Empire Strikes Back

The latest wave of Arab terrorism is all about reestablishing Arab-Islamic hegemony in the Middle East, starting with the Temple Mount. If we give them that, they have won., 10/29/2015, 6:01 PM

Backwards Headlines and Dehumanizing Israelis: BBC and Co. Run Rampant

It's not just the misleading headlines and selective context - western media outlets have long since eschewed journalism to act as the Palestinians' official propaganda arm., 10/6/2015, 3:33 PM

Going it Alone: Israel's Cold War with Iran

Netanyahu has failed to defeat Obama's deal with Iran, as was inevitable. To survive, Israel must radically change its foreign policy: stop viewing itself as American serf, recognize its status as a regional power - and fight fire with fire., 9/9/2015, 3:30 PM

The Game is Up: How BDS is the Face of Modern Anti-Semitism

The attempted boycott of Matisyahu has provided an invaluable glimpse into the unique nature of contemporary anti-Semitism - and shows us how to fight it., 8/23/2015, 2:45 PM

The Answer to Jewish Terrorism? Legitimate Jewish Resistance

It is imperative we condemn attacks by Jewish extremists and distance ourselves from them. It is imperative we call out the hypocrisy of those for whom Arab blood is redder than Jewish blood. We will do this by reclaiming the struggle for Israel., 8/2/2015, 9:36 PM

Queen Elizabeth Gave a Nazi Salute - And I Couldn't Care Less

There are many reasons why recently-released footage of the Queen giving a Nazi salute as a young girl are intriguing. But none of them have anything to do with anti-Semitism or the plight of European Jewry., 7/19/2015, 1:19 PM

Confronting Palestinian Privilege

How do heroic Palestinian freedom fighters get away with cold-blooded murder? How do they manage to legitimize attacks on ambulances and infants? Simple: Palestinian privilege., 6/30/2015, 10:53 PM

Thanks Sheldon Adelson, But Beating BDS Doesn't Need to Cost a Penny

No matter how much money is granted, the recent pro-Israel summit in Las Vegas will only succeed in defeating the haters if "hasbara" groups fundamentally change their strategy., 6/14/2015, 8:58 PM

BDS on the March? Don't Panic - Really

The series of hollow "victories" achieved by the boycotters over the past several days proves one thing only: BDS is a paper tiger, and only as dangerous as we allow it to be., 6/4/2015, 1:03 PM

Sexism and Death Threats: Why the Left is Afraid of Ayelet Shaked

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked may be Israeli democracy's last hope of overthrowing an elitist clique which enjoys all the trappings of a Middle East dictatorship - and that's precisely why the Left are so determined to stop her., 5/11/2015, 12:30 PM

They Fought, They Sacrificed - and They Brought Us Back to Life

Memorial Day precedes Independence Day for an obvious reason; without the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes the State of Israel would never have come into existence. But in fact we owe them so much more: they brought us back to life., 4/22/2015, 2:10 PM

Yes, Netanyahu Pulled it Off

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu came to Congress with one simple objective: and he pulled it off., 3/3/2015, 9:57 PM

'Never Again' in Europe is Just a Meaningless Slogan

Considering all the speeches and tears marking the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation, you might think Europe really has learned its lesson. You would be wrong - it's just a case of out with the old, in with the new., 1/28/2015, 2:13 PM

Yes, Mahmoud Abbas is to Blame

It's not just the incitement, the "unity government" with Hamas and other regular talking points - Mahmoud Abbas bears direct responsibility for the Har Nof massacre., 11/18/2014, 5:20 PM

Jeffrey Goldberg's Problem With 'Chickens**t' Netanyahu

Do senior US officials think Bibi is "chickens**t"? Maybe. But here's why it shouldn't really matter to Israel., 10/29/2014, 2:45 PM

Bibi Froze Zionism - Now Jerusalem is On Fire

Yes, cancelling school trips to Jerusalem is an overreaction, but the Israeli government can't expect the people of Tel Aviv to be braver than them., 10/26/2014, 2:14 PM

Settlements Aren't the Problem - They're the Solution

Far from being an "obstacle to peace", the "Jewish settlers" hold the key to the emancipation of indigenous peoples throughout the Middle East., 10/1/2014, 12:58 PM

Bibi Lost the Battle - But Israel can Win the War

Despite Hamas losing the military battle, the Israeli government turned victory into defeat. And yet, there is a glimmer of hope amid the darkness, if only the Israeli people will take on their political elite., 8/27/2014, 8:57 PM

Goodbye Washington, Hello Kurdistan

Recent calls by Israeli leaders for Kurdish independence could - and should - mark the start of a very different kind of foreign policy by Jerusalem., 6/30/2014, 11:47 AM

Why We Won't Stop Hitchhiking

'Tremping' in Judea and Samaria is a way of life - and we're not about to give it up., 6/16/2014, 1:20 PM

Kerry Has Failed, But Will We Move On?

The fanatic belief in the 'two-state solution' is rarely questioned - but if we truly wish to get out of this mess, it's time to abandon it. With the rapid collapse of the latest talks, now is the perfect time for serious introspection., 4/7/2014, 12:25 PM

Of Price Tagging and Collective Punishment

Why has a respected rabbi lent credence to the campaign to ethnically-cleanse the Jews of Judea and Samaria?, 1/16/2014, 3:00 PM

Israel Must Stop Fighting For Survival

The people have the power to stop terrorist releases - all it takes is a simple change of mindset., 12/30/2013, 10:10 AM

What Mandela's Legacy Can Teach Us About Zionism

Nelson Mandela may not have been a friend of Israel, but we must shoulder some of the blame - and not be afraid to learn from his legacy., 12/8/2013, 9:58 AM

Time to Take Back Hanukkah

Is Hanukkah a festival or a farce? How many of those who celebrate it appreciate what it's all about? And is it even worth celebrating at all?, 12/2/2013, 9:43 AM

The "Non-Arab Spring"?

As Arab civil strife engulfs the region, Israelis should spare a thought for other indigenous peoples fighting for their own rights., 9/18/2013, 7:00 AM

Who's Afraid of 'Delegitimization'?

Israel must not allow threats of "delegitimization" to succeed where bombs and bullets have failed., 8/20/2013, 10:46 AM

Taking Our Destiny Into Our Own Hands

We continue to ignore the tragedy., 4/26/2007, 11:37 PM