Category Archives: Israeli Society

Tisha b’Av, in Judea

Today Jews are observing the fast of the 9th of Av, commemorating the destruction of the Jewish Temples in 586 BCE and 70 CE. They are abstaining from food, sex, or anything pleasant that might distract them from contemplation of … Continue reading

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Are there “Arab Jews?”

I’m not a terminology freak. Sometimes you have to use words or phrases whose connotations are ideologically impure, so that people will understand you. But I draw the line at “West Bank,” “Israel-Palestine,” and “Arab Jew.” I don’t think I … Continue reading

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This isn’t Ferguson

It turned out that Ferguson wasn’t what they said it was either, but that’s another story. Don’t Americanize it. A black Israeli of Ethiopian origin was shot dead by a policeman, and there were riots, roads were blocked, cars were … Continue reading

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Why do Gays Side with Cultures that Murder them?

You may have heard of the “paradox of gay anti-Zionism.” How can it be that a large part of the LGBTQ community (the vocal part, anyway) is so anti-Israel? Yes, I know there are numerous exceptions, but how can any … Continue reading

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They want to win. Do we?

Earlier this week I wrote a long article explaining why dealing with Gaza is such a difficult task, and describing a solution in general terms (short answer: a massive blow to force Hamas to disarm, followed by a “light” military … Continue reading

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