Author Archives: Victor Rosenthal

Here Comes Election Number Four!

In less than two weeks (23 March), Israel will hold its fourth election since April 2019. Since then the country has been “governed” by various interim governments with attenuated powers, and most recently by a dysfunctional “national unity” government which … Continue reading

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How Orwell’s Vision Might Become Reality

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail – its roof may shake – the wind may blow through it – the storm may enter – the rain … Continue reading

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“Who’s a Jew?” Hits the Headlines, Again

Israel’s Supreme Court decided a few days ago that conversions to Judaism by the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel must be recognized by the state for the purposes of the Law of Return. Until now, the state has somewhat … Continue reading

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Biden’s Stupid Mideast Policy

The policy of the new American administration is unintelligible in terms of American interest. Supposedly the goal is to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, and to stop it from exporting terror throughout the region and the world. The best … Continue reading

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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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