Category Archives: Zionism

Bibi and Rotem

Thanks to Rotem Sela, an Israeli actress, model, and TV personality, we can learn a lesson about Zionism, nationalism, racism, and the Israeli and American Jewish Left. Here is what happened: Miri Regev, Likud loyalist and Minister of Culture and … Continue reading

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Strong horses and strong Jews

When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse. – Osama bin Laden All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk … Continue reading

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Ben-Gurion, Zionism, and democracy

During the acrimonious debate over the Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, opponents claimed it was defective because it didn’t mention “democracy” or “equality,” concepts that are found implicitly or explicitly in Israel’s Declaration of Independence, … Continue reading

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To our Arab citizens

Dear Arab citizens of Israel (or “Israeli Arabs” or “Palestinian citizens of Israel,” if you must): Zionism is a problem for you. I understand that. Zionism implies that all or part (I admit to being one of those who believe … Continue reading

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Are Jew-haters possessed?

The Pittsburgh synagogue massacre happened a week ago, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I am not sure why – I live in Israel and we’ve had worse massacres. I have friends who lost children in suicide bombings. My … Continue reading

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