Mr. David M. Weinberg
Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Weinberg specializes in US-Israel and Canada-Israel relations, Israel-Diaspora relations, and Jerusalem affairs. He is a weekly diplomatic and defense columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom newspapers, and the global affairs columnist for Hashiloach journal. Twenty-five years of his columns are archived at davidmweinberg.com. He also directs the Israel Office of Canada’s Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). He was the founding coordinator of the Global Forum against Anti-Semitism in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and senior advisor to then-deputy prime minister Natan Sharansky; senior advisor in Israel to The Tikvah Fund; and the long-time spokesman of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Herzliya Conference on Israel’s National Security, and Bar-Ilan University.
Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security.
Truth-telling to advance peace
By changing the discourse about settlements, the Trump administration is laying the groundwork for realistic negotiation. Even if you think that Israeli settlement should be rolled-back in the context of a sensible peace arrangement, applying the demonizing epithet “illegal” makes for a destructive narrative that distances, not advances, peace.
Moving the markers
The Clinton-Obama parameters haven’t worked – not for 25 years of peacemaking efforts since Oslo. They have lead to deadlock and much suffering. Let’s give the Trump team credit for taking a fresh look at what is safe, wise, fair and realistic in today’s Israeli-Palestinian reality.
Winning hasbara strategies
The deep “psychological asymmetry” employed by Hamas and Fatah as a strategic weapon against Israel is working. How to handle this? Here are five strategies, including this: Don’t be embarrassed by Israel’s strength. Admit to it. Flaunt it. Better shock-and-awe than shrink-and-whimper.
Israel is worthy and winning
There are competing narratives about Israel: that it is flying-high, or that it is heading towards disaster. Wise and important actors around the world are coming to the conclusion that the first assertion is true. Israel is an anchor of sanity and a source of ingenuity in an unruly world. Israel’s strategy of vigilance, patience, and looking over the horizon for new partnerships is working.
Cleaning-up and sewing-up eastern Jerusalem
The application of de facto sovereignty and governance on the ground is the core of political action that can keep Jerusalem whole. The struggle for sovereignty in Jerusalem has transitioned from ‘Jerusalem on High’ – high-powered political summits, to ‘Jerusalem of Below’ – the conduct of decent daily life in the city for Arab and Jewish residents alike.
What the next US administration could mean for Israel and the Middle East
David M. Weinberg of JISS: A Biden administration may downplay the Jewish-Islamic religious reconciliation discourse that underlies the 'Abraham Accords'.
The Bahrain conundrum: Will the Trump administration succeed in its first phase of Arab-Israeli peacemaking?
David M. Weinberg of JISS: The Trump administration is reversing a long-deleterious global dynamic regarding Israel and the Palestinians, thus transforming the Mideast diplomatic playing field.
US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty in Golan ‘sends a direct message to the Arab world’.
David M. Weinberg of JISS: Trump is saying: The longer you wait to make peace with Israel, the less you’re going to get.
With ‘peace’ in doubt, Israelis search for alternatives to two-state solution
David M. Weinberg of JISS: Trump's team should be given credit for taking a fresh look at what is safe, wise, fair and realistic in today’s Israeli-Palestinian reality.
Predictions scarce regarding Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’
David Weinberg: The best thing Trump and Netanyahu can do is to transform regional peace diplomacy is put ‘final status’ issues on the table, first.
World Israel News, 05.03.2018
Pence, longtime friend of Israel, to receive warm welcome in Jewish State. D. Weinberg of JISS: “Pence’s will echo Trump’s message of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while keeping the door open to a diplomatic settlement down the road.” World Israel News, 21.01.2018