Monthly Archives: January 2017

Getting back to (strategic) basics

— From a 1981 RAND Corporation report on “Israel’s Strategic doctrine.” The authors explain that this doctrine was developed because of Israel’s small size and lack of strategic depth, her small population compared to her probable adversaries, her economic weakness … Continue reading

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My life and blogs

Like many American Jews, I was born in Brooklyn, NY. As a young man I was interested in electronics and radio, which got me a job as a broadcast engineer that, along with scholarships, paid for my college education. But … Continue reading

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What’s up with my American friends

It’s been almost three years since the day that I left the USA with no plans to return, almost three years since I got on a plane knowing that I no longer owned a home or a car or a … Continue reading

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Dumping a classic abuser

On Tuesday, President Obama selected his aide Ben Rhodes for the US Holocaust Memorial Council. Ben Rhodes wrote the section of the 2006 Iran Study Group report that advised sacrificing Israel to help convince Iran and Syria to leave Iraq … Continue reading

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Why they hate us

But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the LORD, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness. – Lev. 16:10 He … Continue reading

Posted in Europe and Israel, Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Jew Hatred, Zionism | 3 Comments