Author Archives: Victor Rosenthal

Cobra Kai and the Jewish State

My granddaughter, Shai, told my wife that she should make her a “Cobra Kai” shirt. We were mystified, so she told us to watch the video series and we would understand. It turns out to be a continuation of the … Continue reading

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Today’s Blood Libel

1913 was not so long ago. Two of my grandparents, whom I came to know very well somewhat later, were young then. They emigrated from the Jewish Pale of Settlement in Ukraine the previous year, coming to New York to … Continue reading

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The Meron Tragedy and Israel’s Autonomous Communities

Forty-five people attending a festival to celebrate the holiday of Lag b’Omer at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mt. Meron were crushed to death last weekend, in a catastrophic but totally predictable stampede which – one official … Continue reading

Posted in Israeli Politics, Israeli Society | 1 Comment

Stopping Iran

There are two ways to stop Iran from getting the bomb. One is to apply pressure short of war. That would involve squeezing the regime economically, isolating it from as much of the world’s commerce as possible, while at the … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Iran, War | 2 Comments

Our Enemies Deploy the Cognitive Bomb

The first thing you need to know about the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that was released on 27 April accusing Israel of “apartheid” is that the accusation has nothing to do with apartheid as most people understand it, the … Continue reading

Posted in Information war, Israel and Palestinian Arabs, Israeli Arabs, The UN | 2 Comments