Monthly Archives: June 2016

Etgar Keret’s missing piece

Israeli writer Etgar Keret recently received an award for “work conveying Jewish values across cultures and imparting a humanitarian vision throughout the world.” The word ‘humanitarian’ is a tipoff that the award is given to someone who espouses a left-wing, … Continue reading

Posted in Information war, Israeli Society | 2 Comments

Why we can’t just get along

This happened on Tuesday: Palestinian terrorists spilled oil on highway 443 between Jerusalem and Modi’in and threw rocks and firebombs at passing vehicles, as they do on a regular basis. The IDF responded and opened fire at what they thought … Continue reading

Posted in Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Israeli Politics, Terrorism | 1 Comment

Ten propositions

I am a nationalist, Zionist, tribalist and hawk. Here are ten things I believe: ‘Israel is the Jewish state’ has a concrete meaning: the owners of the land of Israel are the Jewish people, not all its citizens. Arabs who … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Israeli Society | 3 Comments

Bad analogies and bad politics

Analogical reasoning is basic to human survival. If you can eat a peach, it’s probably safe to eat an apricot. Those of us who favor profiling for security believe that future terrorists will probably be a lot like past terrorists, … Continue reading

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How Israel is finally becoming a true democracy

Aluf Benn, the editor of the Israeli Left’s flagship publication Ha’aretz, has done a wonderful job of explaining to the rest of us the frustration and fury of those who used to run the country and don’t anymore. Here’s his … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Israeli Society, Zionism | 4 Comments

Bibi and Vlad: “it’s complicated”

Today Israel’s PM Binyamin Netanyahu is concluding a two-day visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is the fourth time within a year that Netanyahu and Putin have met. Russian-Israeli relations now are probably the best they have been since … Continue reading

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America crosses the line

A 25-year old woman who is running for Congress in California has been the target of a remarkably ugly campaign of anti-Jewish abuse. After Erin Schrode’s personal information was posted on a neo-Nazi website, she received hundreds of messages of … Continue reading

Posted in American Jews, American politics, Jew Hatred | 6 Comments

The case for paranoia

I am sitting at my desk on a quiet day. There are no screaming sirens. Hezbollah isn’t bombarding us with its tens of thousands of missiles, and Hamas tunnels aren’t disgorging terrorists near kibbutz dining halls. Nobody has been stabbed … Continue reading

Posted in Europe and Israel, Information war, Jew Hatred, US-Israel Relations | 3 Comments