Author Archives: Vic Rosenthal

Concentrate on the signal, ignore the noise

The latest UNESCO resolution on “Occupied Palestine” is both nothing and something. It is nothing because it changes nothing. It cannot render “null and void” Israel’s possession of Jerusalem or its status as our capital city (echoing Hamas’ new document … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, Europe and Israel, Jew Hatred, Media, The UN | 1 Comment

Historical/cultural appropriation and reality inversion

Imitation may really be the sincerest form of flattery. We Zionists, therefore, should be flattered that our deadly enemies have claimed our history and our land for themselves. The enemies of the Jewish state and the Jewish people have been … Continue reading

Posted in Information war, Israel and Palestinian Arabs, The UN | 1 Comment

Supersessionism, new and old

Dr. Richard Landes has written a great deal about honor-shame cultures, like the Arab culture. In an honor-shame culture, what’s important is not how you see yourself, but how others see you. Loss of honor in such a culture is … Continue reading

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Leaving the shadow of the Diaspora

Today at 10 AM I went up to the roof of my apartment building to listen to the siren commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. At times like this I usually think about my great aunts and uncles who were … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Zionism | 2 Comments

Israel must put terrorist murderers to death

This isn’t the first time I’ve written this, and it won’t be the last unless something changes. Marwan Barghouti is in the news again, calling for a hunger strike to “resist” the “abuse” of Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. The New … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Society, Terrorism | 1 Comment