Category Archives: War

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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When Will the Snake Finally Lose its Head?

Nine out of 10 of the Democratic presidential contenders in the first debate raised their hands when asked if they would return to the JCPOA, the nuclear deal with Iran that Donald Trump removed the US from in May. At … Continue reading

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Living in the Shadow of the Next War

War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over. William Tecumseh Sherman The recent tension between the US and Iran is being watched very closely here in Israel, … Continue reading

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What it Would Take to Really Solve the Gaza Problem

A Hamas-related “military unit” called “Sons of al-Zawari” has been responsible for launching countless incendiary and explosive kites and balloons across the border into Israel for more than a year. Recently they even threatened to fill the condoms they use … Continue reading

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How to Win Back the Squandered Gift of 1967

Recently I watched a short (10 minutes), very powerful video about Israel’s victory in the Six Days War. The film suggests that the victory was literally miraculous. It may well have been so, although miracles like the destruction of the … Continue reading

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