David M. Weinberg

David M. Weinberg

David M. Weinberg

Was founding coordinator of the Global Forum against Anti-Semitism in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, and spokesman of Bar-Ilan University. Directs the Israel office of Canada’s Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Specializes in Israel-Diaspora relations, anti-Semitism, U.S. and Canadian Middle East policy, and pro- and anti-Israel advocacy.

What Status Quo on the Temple Mount?

| July 25, 2017

The so-called “status quo” on the Temple Mount is dead. It was killed by Palestinian denial of Jewish connection not only to the Mount but to any part of the Land of Israel, by terrorists who may have been aided and abetted by the Waqf, and by Abbas’s diplomatic assaults on Jewish history and legitimacy in Jerusalem. It is time to level the playing field. In the context of renewed peace talks with the Palestinians, Israel should put on the table a plan to bring equity and fairness to administration of the Temple Mount: a plan that would represent a true sharing of sovereignty over the place most holy to the Jewish People.

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On the Future of Jerusalem

| June 27, 2017

A close look at the situation in eastern Jerusalem reveals contradictory movements: radical Islamicization vs. closer integration with Jewish Jerusalem. Both trends on the rise simultaneously. Despite the complicated circumstances, united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city.

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BESA Center Associates Discuss Fighting Palestinian Terrorism and Securing Jerusalem

| January 28, 2016

In this round-table debate, BESA Center experts discuss Israel’s policy options in responding to Palestinian terrorism and reinforcing Israel’s hold in its capital city. They also discuss the expansion of Jerusalem, proposals for sharing Jerusalem, how to handle Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and Jewish prayer on Temple Mount.

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Resetting the Mideast Peace Process

| March 22, 2015

Netanyahu should capitalize on his sweeping victory to reset the diplomatic table by outlining a pragmatic process that Israel can participate in, and to draw clear Israeli red lines as to acceptable contours of a solution

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A Gaza Ceasefire Now Would Be a Strategic Miss

| July 15, 2014

Israel didn’t effect a significant change in the security balance versus Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A draw with the Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory.

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Canada’s Consummate Support for Israel

| January 17, 2014

Canada strongly defends Israel, consistently before any other country in the world. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be warmly welcomed in Jerusalem next week as valuable allies and trusted friends.

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The Geneva Interim Accord: A Bad Deal

| December 2, 2013

The interim accord reached in Geneva regarding Iran’s nuclear program is a bad deal that enshrines Iran’s status as a nuclear threshold state and paves Tehran’s path towards a nuclear bomb.

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Kerry’s Antagonism Unmasked

| November 10, 2013

John Kerry has abandoned America’s honest broker stance in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, laying out the consequences for Israel of disobeying America, but doing no such thing for the Palestinians if they remain intransigent.

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Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy: Whereto?

| September 29, 2013

In this roundtable discussion, eight experts at the BESA Center discuss the fortunes and pitfalls of the newly reignited Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic talks.

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The End of Syria?

| November 15, 2012

In this roundtable discussion, ten experts at the BESA Center the implications for Israel and the West of the civil war raging in Syria, just across Israel’s northern border. The bottom line: Israel should stay out of the conflict but prepare for continued instability as Syria breaks up.

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