Monthly Archives: June 2019

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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An Essential “Privilege”

Gideon Levy is an antisemitic misozionist* who is paid for his poison by an Israeli newspaper. He is a truly despicable human, but sometimes he’s useful as an exemplar of the extremist Israeli please-cut-my-throat Left. Recently he wrote, If Israel … Continue reading

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The Department of Anti-Israel Studies

I met Prof. Cary Nelson on Monday. Nelson, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Illinois, is former president of the American Association of University Professors, and the author of many books and articles on diverse subjects. Nelson showed … Continue reading

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Tikkunism Begets Misoziony

לִהְיוֹת עַם חָפְשִׁי בְּאַרְצֵנוּ אֶרֶץ צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָׁלַיִם To be a free nation in our land The land of Zion and Jerusalem Hatikvah, the national anthem of Israel This is not a book review. The book that I won’t review (because … 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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Why do Gays Side with Cultures that Murder them?

You may have heard of the “paradox of gay anti-Zionism.” How can it be that a large part of the LGBTQ community (the vocal part, anyway) is so anti-Israel? Yes, I know there are numerous exceptions, but how can any … 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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The Coalition Racket

The first thing to know about Israel’s electoral system is that it has a serious flaw. The second is that it’s very hard to fix it. As you probably know, Israelis vote for parties, not for individual candidates for the … Continue reading

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