Monthly Archives: July 2016

Kumbaya versus Naomi Shemer

I like to say that I’m a tribalist. Imagine my surprise to find out that this really means Jewish conspirator aspiring to world domination! Even if it isn’t used as a stick to beat Jews with, tribalism has a terribly … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come (with apologies to H. G. Wells)

On Friday my son’s wife took two of my grandkids and her mother on a mini-vacation – to Germany. In the four days that they’ve been there, there have been three terror attacks. I’m more than looking forward to their … Continue reading

Posted in Europe and Israel, Middle East politics, Terrorism | 3 Comments

The Republican platform gets Israel right

Everyone knows that party platforms are just for atmosphere. They bind nobody to anything, and are quickly forgotten after the election. But I must say that the Republican platform plank on Israel – regardless of what one thinks of the … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, American politics | 1 Comment

Islam is not a religion

Today in a 647-word editorial the New York Times has strikingly exemplified the West’s misunderstanding of and impotent response to the threat posed to it by a resurgent, expansionist Islam: Each new attack, each new convulsion of fear, horror, grief … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Terrorism | 2 Comments

Some people just can’t be helped

When the Zionists began to build the yishuv, the enterprise that would become the Jewish state, they had to develop an economy, a political system, an army for defense, a legal system, an educational system, a transportation network, a postal … Continue reading

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