Monthly Archives: March 2018

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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Alex Stein and Gaza’s electricity

Today was not the first time that I read something in Ha’aretz dripping with moral indignation, only to find myself wondering why Ha’aretz gets indignant about things that seem perfectly sensible to me. The item in question is about the … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Israeli Society | 1 Comment