Monthly Archives: March 2018

One reason Americans are often wrong about Jews and Israel

In 2014, the media watchdog organization CAMERA put up a billboard on Times Square accusing the NY Times of “slanting the news.” Nothing has changed; in fact, today the Times is listing so severely to port that I’m surprised to … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, Israeli Politics, Israeli Society, Jew Hatred, Media | 1 Comment

Will Israel keep the draft?

The conflict over drafting Haredim has given birth to a coalition crisis that may yet bring about new elections. A good account of the political twists and turns can be found here, if you really want to know the details. … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Israeli Society, War | 1 Comment

Israel’s right of self-defense

When I was in elementary school, I was disciplined for hitting another pupil after he hit me. That I remember the details of the incident clearly 60-odd years later is an indication of how strongly I perceived the injustice of … Continue reading

Posted in The UN, War | 2 Comments

The poisonously ambiguous concept of “two states”

AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr created a stir Sunday when he called for “two states for two peoples: one Jewish with secure and defensible borders and one Palestinian with its own flag and its own future.” Kohr deliberately echoed the words … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, American Jews, Israel and Palestinian Arabs | 2 Comments

Notes on our next war

There is a feeling of calm before the storm here in Israel. Everyone thinks war is unavoidable, and most people understand, at least on an intellectual level, that this war is going to be one of the toughest in Israel’s … Continue reading

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