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Leonie Ben-Simon

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Towards a more Jewish IDF

The religious Zionist soldiers made their mark in this war. No more issues with commanders davening and reciting Psalms with troops. Now we need the haredi young men's numbers to make that atmosphere more pervasive. Op-ed

Towards a more Jewish IDF

The next election in Israel may hold surprises

Polls have not factored in the large group of teens who will voting for the first time. And that is only one unknown. Opinion.

The next election in Israel may hold surprises

What about the children of Gaza?

They are being brought up to hate, to murder. That shows no sign of changing. Op-ed.

What about the children of Gaza?

An alternate reality for Gaza's population

Let the Gazans go! Why the worldwide hypocrisy? Op-ed.

An alternate reality for Gaza's population

Future wars

Military academies such as West Point are watching Gaza very carefully, learning lessons for future wars. Op-ed.

Future wars

Unwanted Gazans

The wealthy Arab states import Indians, Pakistanis and others as workers, so why not Gazans? Op-ed.

Unwanted Gazans

Israel's Deep State

At the top of the pyramid sit the Attorney General and the High Court, now openly stating their vested interests.  Op-ed.

Israel's Deep State

Defeating terror

Defeating terror

Haredi recruitment

The IDF needs more haredi soldiers, but not because of the "sharing the burden" accusation leveled at them by protesters. Op-ed.

Haredi recruitment

"Child" terrorists

They are teens taught to hate and kill by their leaders, recalling the child sacrifices to the gods common in pagan times. Op-ed.

"Child" terrorists

Ahmed found the answer

Life is good for Ahmed whos was born in Jericho..  His wages are high. He drives a BMW and has placed a deposit on his own house. Op-ed.

Ahmed found the answer

Who is funding the anti-judicial reform demonstrations?

Where is all the money coming from? Op-ed.

Who is funding the anti-judicial reform demonstrations?

Op-Ed

Who are the demonstrators?

A look behind the scenes at the sector that demonstrates, signs protest letters and says it will not show up for reserve duty. Op-ed.

Who are the demonstrators?

You lost the election, come to terms with it

The demonstrators are a minority, even if they bring their children with them. Op-ed.

You lost the election, come to terms with it

How Israel is missing out on tourists

Young tourists find Israeli accommodation ridiculously expensive compared to other countries. Op-ed.

How Israel is missing out on tourists

The Diaspora schools project

This is not a second Holocaust.  It has another name:  Assimilation. Our numbers in the Diaspora are getting smaller and smaller. Op-ed.

The Diaspora schools project

Op-ed:

Disposables, cola and taxes

Increasing taxes was a sharp flick of the wrist decision. There are better ways to change behaviours. Op-ed.

Disposables, cola and taxes

How mothers shaped Israel

The children born to blessedly large Israeli families with strong Jewish identity and pride are becoming the majority. Op-ed.

How mothers shaped Israel

Israel's birthrate - keep it high!

An Israeli economist who wants to cut child allowances because they encourage having large families has his priorities wrong.Op-ed.

Israel's birthrate - keep it high!

My dream for Beirut

The clock is ticking and every minute is important. Op-ed.

My dream for Beirut

The next Great Aliyah Wave

Israel has been asked to assist Diaspora Jews, but is it prepared for an aliyah wave or will it lose olim who find no homes and jobs? Op-ed.

The next Great Aliyah Wave

The UN Should Give Gazan "Refugee" Funds to Syrian Ones

The UN Should Give Gazan "Refugee" Funds to Syrian Ones

What Makes the Average Citizen's Life Difficult?

What Makes the Average Citizen's Life Difficult?

What Rule of Law, COS Ashkenazi?

What Rule of Law, COS Ashkenazi?

Message in a Bottle for Gaza

Message in a Bottle for Gaza

Why Our Enemies Will Lose

Why Our Enemies Will Lose

Choose Life

Choose Life

Dealing With Evil, Remembering Amalek

Dealing With Evil, Remembering Amalek

Whose Problem Now?

Whose Problem Now?

The Most Powerful Weapon

 The Most Powerful Weapon