“With seemingly dovish NYT op-ed, Daniel Pipes angered many former allies on the right. He’s not backing down, but stresses his goal is still Israel’s victory over the Palestinians”

I believe in compromise, says hawkish pundit under fire for opposing annexation
by Raphael Ahren
May 12, 2020

Daniel Pipes caused a serious commotion last week among fellow right-wing pro-Israel pundits by arguing — in the opinion pages of the New York Times, no less — that Jerusalem’s plan to annex large parts of the West Bank was misguided and counterproductive. Yishai Fleisher, the international spokesperson for the Jewish community of Hebron, wrote an article arguing that Pipes’s piece was “entirely founded on needlessly fearful conjecture.” Less courteous, the heads of the hawkish Zionist Organization of America penned a nearly 3,000-word piece rebutting a “fallacy-filled” text column…READ MORE

JNS Daniel Pipes: A reply to my critics I hardly expected my article to arouse high emotions. It deals with a tactical issue distant from philosophical foundations, principles or ideology.

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