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Tsvi Bisk – Understanding Obama

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The following is a thought experiment: an attempt to understand the Iranian deal by way of logical speculation regarding the issues and facts as perceived by the Obama administration. Photographer:Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Tsvi Bisk – Arguing with a Dead Man

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This is a letter to the late Christopher Hitchens, disputing his take on the historical role of the concept (not the reality) of monotheism as being utterly evil.

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Tsvi Bisk – The Optimistic Jew Chapter 15 – Practical Peace Making

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In 2015 practical peacemaking as a process replaced the uncompromising search for a final peace agreement. The art of the possible replaced the desire for the perfect. The Islamic concept of Hudna played a vital role. It enabled both sides to moderate their tactics without requiring them to forgo their ideologies. A 10 year Hudna between the Israelis and the Palestinians was declared.

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Tsvi Bisk – PC Linguistic Doctrine

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President Obama is correct – words actually mean something. If we use phrases like “radical Islamist extremism” we stain the reputation of a great peace loving religion and offend hundreds of millions of peace loving Muslims. Nice, tolerant, multicultural people just don’t do things like that.

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Tsvi Bisk – The Optimistic Jew Chapter 14 – The Triumph of Jewish Hasbara

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A major turning point in modern Jewish history was the recognition that Israel’s war was Grand Strategic and involved the entire Jewish People. Grand Strategy refers to economic, political, social and public relations resources as well as military. Chapters 11, 12, and 13 have dealt primarily with the economic, political and social aspects of the struggle. This chapter will deal primarily with public relations, or as we say in Hebrew Hasbara.

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Tsvi Bisk – The Optimistic Jew Chapter 13 – Upgrading Israel

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Both Israeli and Diaspora supporters of the new partnership did not deny the central place Israel played in Jewish life. There was general agreement that it was imperative to upgrade every aspect of Israeli society in order to enable it to perform its proper function in the service of the Jewish People. If Israel and the Diaspora were to be equal partners, they had to be equal in per capita median income, educational level and cultural, scientific and technical achievements.

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Tsvi Bisk – The Optimistic Jew Chapter 12 – Jewish Energy Project

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The first and most important venture of the new partnership was the Jewish Energy Project. Energy was determined to be a Jewish problem. The goal of the project was to destroy the power of petroleum as an international commodity. This has for all intents and purposes been accomplished. Eilat-Eliot-Renewable-Energy

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Tsvi Bisk – The Optimistic Jew Chapter 11 – Realization, Looking back from the future

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Realization, Looking back from the future

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Tsvi Bisk – The Optimistic Jew Chapter 10 – Transformation

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Tsvi Bisk. Transformation “Who is a Jew?” and “what is Judaism?” are the perennial Jewish questions. Jews have been arguing over this since the European Enlightenment and will likely continue to do so for generations to come.

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Tsvi Bisk – The Optimistic Jew Chapter 9 – Why Be Jewish?

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Tsvi Bisk: A growing number of non-orthodox Israelis and Diaspora Jews have difficulty answering this question. This is the question of questions.

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