Monthly Archives: February 2021

Israel and the US are on a Collision Course Over Iran

Joe Biden has been in office for about a month. I have my doubts about the degree to which Joe himself is running things, but because he has always bent pragmatically to the winds of political (and perhaps personal) advantage, … Continue reading

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Only Our Friends Pay Taxes

Israel is a heavily-taxed nation. There is an income tax, there is 17% VAT on all goods and services, there are customs duties on many items, there are property taxes, real estate transaction taxes, and excise taxes on things like … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Israeli Politics, Middle East politics, Terrorism, The UN | 2 Comments

The Bedouins and the Jewish State

Bedouins are tribal, nomadic Arabs, tracing their ancestry to the Arabian peninsula, who today live all over the Middle East and North Africa. Today there are at least 200,000 Bedouins in Israel, and the population is growing rapidly. They are … Continue reading

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The Open Racism of the New York Times (updated)

Donald G. McNeil Jr. was a science writer at the New York Times. Now he is unemployed. Here is how he described the event that triggered his forced resignation: On a 2019 New York Times trip to Peru for high … Continue reading

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The ICC is Nothing but a Pack of Cards

There is no world government based on international law, and there should not be one. That seems like something that should be understood and agreed to by everyone, but apparently it is not. Today, Israelis, from the Prime Minister to … Continue reading

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