Author Archives: Victor Rosenthal

The Netanyahu Witch Hunt

Demonization, double standard, and delegitimization: the famous “Three D’s” proposed by Natan Sharansky in 2004 have proven to be a powerful tool to distinguish between legitimate criticism of Israel, and “new antisemitism,” in which the Jewish state replaces the individual … Continue reading

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Strong horses and strong Jews

When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse. – Osama bin Laden All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk … Continue reading

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AIPAC criticizes Netanyahu: Q&A

Binyamin Netanyahu incurred the wrath of numerous diaspora Jewish organizations last week, including AIPAC, which almost never criticizes an Israeli PM. The issue might be a bit confusing for some, so here are some questions and answers: Q: What did … Continue reading

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The absurdity of land swaps

Recent hints about what might be in Donald Trump’s deal of deals indicate that it includes Israel annexing parts of Judea and Samaria containing major settlement blocks, in return for “land swaps” in which a Palestinian entity would receive land … Continue reading

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A “New Middle East” — maybe in 500 years?

News item: Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah [Al-Sisi] said last night at the Munich Security Conference that “the failure to achieve a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the main source of instability in the Middle East,” according to a report … Continue reading

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