Monthly Archives: June 2015

Is Israel a democracy?

Israel’s Declaration of Independence calls for a Jewish and democratic state. This is creatively ambiguous because very few people agree on precisely what each of these characteristics entails, although they have very strong opinions. This isn’t a theoretical discussion; both … Continue reading

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Comparing occupations

Israel is constantly being told that its control of Judea/Samaria is illegal and undemocratic. We are told that if we continue to hold this territory without making all the inhabitants citizens of Israel, then we are an apartheid state, which … Continue reading

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Restating the problem

The peace processors, with US president Obama in the lead, never seem to give up. The reason for their lack of success is simple: they are trying to do something impossible: satisfy Arab aspirations without destroying Israel. Why do they … Continue reading

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Obama’s ABC for ending the Jewish state

This past week Barack Obama laid bare the pincer maneuver he is executing against Israel. As he explained it in an interview with Ilana Dayan on Israeli TV, he intends to squeeze Israel between a nuclear Iran and a terrorist … Continue reading

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Bibi, close the door

“I think that anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state today and evacuate lands is giving attack grounds to the radical Islam [sic] against the state of Israel,” he said in a video interview published Monday on the … Continue reading

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