Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Trump Declaration

Some thoughts on President Trump’s historic (yes, it is) declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel: 1) Some commentators minimize its importance. There seem to be two kinds of minimizers: friendly and unfriendly. Friendly minimizers say … Continue reading

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Trumping Jerusalem

He did it. In a very carefully written speech, Donald Trump announced that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, and that he would begin the process of moving the US Embassy from Tel … Continue reading

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Micah Goodman vs. Ehud Barak

This summer a book by Micah Goodman called “Catch-67” (מלכוד 67) was a best-seller in Israel. About the conflict with the Palestinians, it argued that both the Left and the Right in Israel were correct: we can neither annex the … Continue reading

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