Monthly Archives: November 2018

Be Harrison Ford, not Woody Allen

I just googled “combating antisemitism” and got 7.5 million results. Apparently a lot of people are thinking about this. And well they should, given that Jew-hatred is rising sharply everywhere in the world, especially in the West. The old-style “paleo” … Continue reading

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Another battle in Israel’s culture war

Tomorrow (Monday) Israel’s Knesset is expected to take the final vote on the so-called “Loyalty in Culture” bill introduced by Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev. Yes, the name of the proposed law (Hebrew text here), when translated into … Continue reading

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Israeli politics, not precisely as usual

This week: Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman quits his job and takes his party out of the coalition in anger over Netanyahu’s perceived weakness toward Hamas in Gaza, leaving the coalition with a 1-seat margin in the Knesset. Naftali Bennett and … Continue reading

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Boycotting Israel, on the airwaves

I have a confession to make: I’m a “ham.” Not a poor actor (although I’m that as well), but an amateur radio operator. I’ve been one since the age of 13, when I used my paper route earnings to buy … Continue reading

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Choosing Dishonor

You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war. – Winston Churchill, to Neville Chamberlain As I write this, the recent “security incident” in Gaza seems to have receded to become, well, … Continue reading

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