Monthly Archives: October 2016

How not to stabilize the Middle East

My very first blog post almost exactly 10 years ago was about the just-released Iraq Study Group Report, co-authored by Lee Hamilton and James Baker. What struck me about it was how it asserted that the way to solve the … Continue reading

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The British betrayal of the Jewish people

Today the “discovery” of Jew-hatred among British politicians, particularly in the Labour Party, is news. But the relationship of the Jews to Albion, since the citizens of York wiped out their Jewish community in 1190, hasn’t been smooth. Recently, I … Continue reading

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Are Palestinians “People of Color?”

I admit it. When I see the expression “person of color” used seriously, I stop reading. It is an indication that the writer is a fool, and probably a knave. What does it mean? It has been around since the … Continue reading

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The way to “improve our image” is to exercise our power

The UNESCO resolution which referred to Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem by their Muslim names alone that passed this week made me think that we – the State of Israel – are taking the wrong path, at least if the … Continue reading

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UNESCOs moral infirmity

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it, it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions. – Abba Eban What’s next? A UNESCO decision denying the … Continue reading

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