Category Archives: War

A Short History of an Interminable Conflict

In 1948 the state was declared as the British colonialists finally left, and the ensuing war was called the “War of Independence.” Most wars of independence are fought directly against the former colonial power, but ours was a proxy war. … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, Academia, Information war, Iran, Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Israeli or Jewish History, Terrorism, War | 1 Comment

Moral Dilemmas Then and Now

Dario Gabbai died last month, aged 97. Gabbai was a Sonderkommando, a Greek-Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau who was forced to help herd new arrivals to the German death chambers and remove their bodies to the crematoria a few minutes later. … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Society, War | 1 Comment

Some Optimism, for a Change

In the last few days a fleet of explosive and incendiary balloons and kites have floated over our border fence with Gaza to land in Sderot, Ashdod, and other spots. Nobody has been hurt yet, but these devices are attractive … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Terrorism, War | 1 Comment

Trump Whacks a Terrorist, Shocks the World

The targeted killing of Iranian war leader Qassem Soleimani, in response to attacks on Americans in Iraq and in order to interrupt plans for further attacks, unleashed a flood of reactions from almost every corner of the world and all … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Iran, Middle East politics, Terrorism, War | 2 Comments

A World Without Israel (from 2015)

I recently came across this post from 2015, which I had totally forgotten. My regular Thursday post will be coming tomorrow as usual, but I couldn’t resist re-running this one today. A world without Israel Posted on August 14, 2015 … Continue reading

Posted in Jew Hatred, The Jewish people, War | 2 Comments