Monthly Archives: April 2018

Diasporism, a bad idea whose time has come

With the visit of Jeremy Corbyn to a Passover “seder” hosted by the Jewish anti-Zionist group Jewdas, I became aware – I am way behind in cultural trends – of the ideology of Diasporism. It’s been around for some time. … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Independence Day in Israel is a lot like Independence day in America. There are barbecues, fireworks, weekend camping trips, street fairs, concerts of patriotic music and boring speeches by government officials. Both nations gained independence from the British Empire, and … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the implementation

Yossi Klein Halevi is a wonderful writer. I recommend his book Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation to anyone who wants to appreciate the nuances of Israel’s political tribes. But like … Continue reading

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The case for regime change in Iran

What can or should be done in response to the continuing Syrian bloodbath? And who, if anyone, should do it? In a NY Times column, Max Fisher has described “America’s Three Bad Options in Syria” (he leaves out the fourth … Continue reading

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No, it isn’t Kent State on the Mediterranean*

I talked to an American friend yesterday. She is well-educated and interested in current events, and she was concerned about what was going on at the border with Gaza. She read me an AP news account that was in her … Continue reading

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