Category Archives: Israeli Politics

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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We can take back our sovereignty

Every time Tzipi Livni opens her mouth, the word “democracy” comes out. According to Livni, the government and the Knesset that were democratically elected by the people are constantly “endangering” it, “undermining” it, “imperiling it,” and so on. Nothing contradicts … Continue reading

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Trading sovereignty for PR

I live in a country in which everything is negotiable, everything is negotiated, nothing is final, and nothing is really forbidden, at least for our enemies. Graduate student Lara Alqasem, the former president of a BDS-supporting, Israel-hating, university “Students for … Continue reading

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Fulfilling the social contract

Rousseau explained the social contract that gives legitimacy to the concept of governmental authority: the true sovereign, the people, agrees to give up some of its freedoms and take on some obligations in return for benefits provided by the government. … Continue reading

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Taking the ghetto out of the Jew

We do not have to account to anybody, we are not to sit for anybody’s examination and nobody is old enough to call on us to answer. We came before them and will leave after them. We are what we … Continue reading

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