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Getting Used To A President Trump

Getting Used To A President Trump

Nov 14, 2016

Trumpism is the outcry of the great masses of Americans who are economically dislocated, spiritually disoriented, generally miserable, full of hate, distrust and despair.

The Saga Of Sisyphus

The Saga Of Sisyphus

Sep 28, 2016

A contemporary remembers Shimon Peres as a man who 'was a politician from childhood on — a real politician, a complete politician'

Why Netanyahu Is No Angela Merkel

Why Netanyahu Is No Angela Merkel

Sep 14, 2016

If there's a politician who is the exact opposite of Merkel, it would be Netanyahu. Merkel is a moral heroine, Netanyahu is a moral coward

A House Divided

A House Divided

Sep 05, 2016

Israel keeps up the conflict, because it needs the conflict for its very existence. Only the sense of unity created by the conflict can prevent one.

Going It Alone

Going It Alone

Jul 08, 2016

The Brexit is a protest vote, that has little to do with the subject of the referendum.

Can 'Lightning' Strike Twice?

Can 'Lightning' Strike Twice?

Jul 01, 2016

People change. Even politicians. Perhaps Barak has had time to ponder on his experience and learned from his mistakes

The Rhinossification Of Israel

The Rhinossification Of Israel

Jun 08, 2016

Position after position is taken over by the far-far right, which is ruling Israel now. Slowly. Very, very slowly.

Passion, Conviction & Politics

Passion, Conviction & Politics

May 31, 2016

Developments in Israel resemble processes in many other countries, which have nothing to do with our specific problems.

A Case Of Historic Recurrence?

A Case Of Historic Recurrence?

May 25, 2016

The discrimination against the Palestinians in practically all spheres of life can be compared to the treatment of the Jews in the first phase of Nazi Germany.

The Anti-Semitism That Lives

The Anti-Semitism That Lives

May 13, 2016

One could have hoped that after the Holocaust, they would just disappear. But now they are here again, in several guises and disguises

Loving The

Loving The "Other"

May 06, 2016

There is not the slightest chance to remove the Right from power if it is not faced with a united and resolute Left which is based on Jewish-Arab partnership.

The Gandhi Of The Right

The Gandhi Of The Right

Apr 27, 2016

The law has turned Rehavam Ze'evi into a national hero. It was ridiculous from the beginning, and now it is absolutely preposterous.

Pinning Hope On A Federation

Pinning Hope On A Federation

Apr 20, 2016

In present-day Israel, ideas are frozen. This helps to entrench an atmosphere of resignation, indifference, even despair

The Israeli Army's Mutiny

The Israeli Army's Mutiny

Apr 11, 2016

This is a major menace to the structure of the state, a challenge to what remains of our democracy

Jews In America Are Turning Their Backs...

Jews In America Are Turning Their Backs...

Mar 30, 2016

Just like they did when the Holocaust was in full swing

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Mar 17, 2016

For an honest-to-goodness anti-Semite of the old school, BDS is nowadays a safe pulpit from which they can preach their odious gospel

America, Wake Up Before The Last Trump!

America, Wake Up Before The Last Trump!

Mar 08, 2016

Trump seems to have a knack of appealing to the masses, but whose ability to lead a world power is in severe doubt

Israel's Fogey Commander of Cops

Israel's Fogey Commander of Cops

Mar 01, 2016

Bereavement, he asserted, is really a Jewish feeling. Jewish mothers mourn their children. Arab mothers don't.

When Will They Ever Learn?

When Will They Ever Learn?

Feb 23, 2016

Popular views do not need any protection. Free speech means the right to utter views that are detested by almost everyone.

The Home And The World

The Home And The World

Feb 03, 2016

All the moral people in all the countries of the world should see it as their duty to help those groups and persons inside Israel who continue to fight for democracy, justice and equality.

Far Right Versus The Even Further Right

Far Right Versus The Even Further Right

Jan 28, 2016

Peace, one gathers, is something nice, the matter dreams are made of. Not something for serious politicians.

The Jewish Ghetto, New Edition

The Jewish Ghetto, New Edition

Jan 19, 2016

To call a Jew in Los Angeles or Moscow "assimilated" is a serious accusation. For many centuries, it has been one of the most damning labels.

Why I Pity Ehud Olmert

Why I Pity Ehud Olmert

Jan 08, 2016

It was not the only architectural atrocity of Olmert's rule in Jerusalem. Another, even worse, has helped to bring about his eventual downfall this week.

The Unlimited Reign of Netanyahu

The Unlimited Reign of Netanyahu

Dec 16, 2015

The real danger of Netanyahu's reign is his total lack of an answer to Israel's main problem, its existential question: the 130-year war with the Palestinians

The Great Unifier

The Great Unifier

Dec 10, 2015

The one bond that unites most is the army, in which all of them (except the orthodox and the Arabs) serve together.

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