Monthly Archives: October 2015

If you live in the Middle East, act like it

Yesterday, international talks on the ‘crisis’ (funny word, since it’s been going on for several years) in Syria were scheduled to start in Vienna. Participating will be at least Russia, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi … Continue reading

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Is Zionism colonialism or indigenous self-determination?

The World Zionist Congress met last week for the 37th time since it was founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897. Like many Jewish institutions today, it has become a battleground for the Right and Left. But what happened at the … Continue reading

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When do we stop ignoring the information war?

Despite the vicious and brutal nature of the violent uprising that is under way in Israel now, the rest of the world is either silent or approving. The implication seems to be “they are getting what they deserved.” How did … Continue reading

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Hope is the enemy

It is 24 days since the murder of Eitam and Na’ama Henkin, the event which is considered the beginning of the ongoing “stabbing (shooting, burning, running over) intifada.” Last night there was a demonstration in Tel Aviv organized by the … Continue reading

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The world’s hate affair with the Jewish people

Several Arab members of UNESCO recently proposed (on behalf of the Palestinian Arabs) that the Western Wall be declared a part of the al-Aqsa complex and therefore a Muslim holy site. The vote was supposed to take place Wednesday, but … Continue reading

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