Category Archives: The Jewish people

Jewish peoplehood in Israel and America

I am an American-Israeli, an American-born Jew who has lived about 17% of his life in Israel. I made aliyah back in 1979, lived on a kibbutz for nine years, and then returned to the US for 26 years, before … Continue reading

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On Palestinians

I’m only going to write this post once, so pay attention. I use the word “Palestinian” a lot. It refers to those Arabs who call themselves that. It does not refer to Jews, who do not live in Palestine, because … Continue reading

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The secret is Zionism

I attended a lecture on Monday by Moti Toledo, who participated in Operation Solomon, the 36-hour airlift of about 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel while Ethiopia was in the throes of revolution. Religious people can be excused for believing that … Continue reading

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Diasporism, a bad idea whose time has come

With the visit of Jeremy Corbyn to a Passover “seder” hosted by the Jewish anti-Zionist group Jewdas, I became aware – I am way behind in cultural trends – of the ideology of Diasporism. It’s been around for some time. … Continue reading

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Europeans, Jews and the Holocaust

The story of Jews, Poles and the Holocaust is not simple. Of course some Poles cooperated with the Nazis in murdering Jews. Some even murdered Jews by themselves, sometimes even after the Germans were gone. On the other hand, the … Continue reading

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