Monthly Archives: August 2021

Just Another Terrorist

I remember well the day in early June of 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy was murdered. I was a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, teaching several courses while supposedly working on a dissertation that I never wrote. I … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, American society | 2 Comments

Bennett Should Have Stayed Home

Israel’s PM, Naftali Bennett, is already in the US and will be meeting with US President Biden on Thursday. There are some who think that Bennett should have stayed home. While it is unlikely that the administration can be convinced … Continue reading

Posted in 'Peace' Process, American politics, Iran, Israeli Politics, US-Israel Relations | 5 Comments

A Very Slender Reed

“The President – whoever he is – has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.” – Harry S. Truman The sound that you hear is the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, American society, War | 7 Comments


I am sitting shiva for my daughter Aviva, who has died of Covid. She had a very difficult and unhappy life despite being brilliant and talented; indeed, to a great extent because of that. I will return to writing next … Continue reading

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Antisemitism and the Jewish State

Jews have always been in the minority in their temporary diasporic homes, and so they have usually been at the mercy of antisemites. If at a given time and place they are not actively persecuted, the possibility of persecution always … Continue reading

Posted in Jew Hatred, The Diaspora, Zionism | 4 Comments