Category Archives: War

A war between peoples

There were eight stabbing attacks by Arabs against Jews in the last four days (as of Tuesday). News item: Speaking to students of Palestinian origin in Venezuela, Abbas explained that incitement was not behind the decision to carry out attacks, … Continue reading

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US sends arms to Hezbollah-controlled Lebanese army

Hezbollah has effective control of Lebanon, and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) are thoroughly infiltrated by Hezbollah. So why is the US providing weapons and equipment to the LAF? There is no way to keep them out of the hands … Continue reading

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Lessons from the schoolyard

When I was about 12 years old, I got into one of those schoolyard fistfights. Surrounded by a circle of boys cheering us on and hoping for as much blood as possible before a teacher noticed, we threw relatively ineffective … Continue reading

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Adjusting the Moral Compass, Part II

…European universalist ethics no longer promotes the survival of cultures that espouse it in the environment that is present-day Europe. We certainly see in present-day Europe all of the above responses to this pressure: adaptation, migration and cultural failure. – … Continue reading

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Sacrifice and independence

Wednesday is Israel’s day of remembrance for fallen soldiers. More than 23,000 military personnel have died in Israel’s wars (including military actions before the founding of the state), and about 4,000 civilians have been killed as a result of war … Continue reading

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