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The nakba that is Ha’aretz

One   who   becomes   compassionate   instead of   cruel,   will   ultimately   become   cruel   instead   of   compassionate… Midrash Kohelet Rabba (a discussion of this is here) The lead editorial in Ha’aretz today is headlined “The Nakba isn’t Going Away,” and it touts a … Continue reading

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Cartoons, “criticism of Israel,” and Jew-hatred

The publication in the International Edition of the New York Times of a classically antisemitic cartoon ignited a firestorm of criticism (see also here) against the paper. The ADL, American Jewish Committee, Israeli Ambassador to the US, US Ambassador to … Continue reading

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The Marc Lamont Hill affair

Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN political analyst, went to the UN on Nov. 29, its annual “Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” which just happens to be the anniversary of the partition resolution which could have created a state … Continue reading

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Another battle in Israel’s culture war

Tomorrow (Monday) Israel’s Knesset is expected to take the final vote on the so-called “Loyalty in Culture” bill introduced by Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev. Yes, the name of the proposed law (Hebrew text here), when translated into … Continue reading

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Facebook’s essential extremism

There are 7.6 billion humans on this earth. 2.23 billion of them logged on to Facebook (the number counts “monthly active users”) during the second quarter of 2018. I don’t know about you, but I found this astounding, considering that … Continue reading

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