Tag Archives: UN

Anti-semitism and Anti-Israelism: First the bad news, then the (almost) good

The news in recent days has been full of items about antisemitic acts, attitudes and outbursts committed around the world. It is getting to be exceedingly depressing to read a newspaper or simply glance at the headlines online. However, read … Continue reading

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Chutzpah of the week

This post might be the start of an occasional (or even regular) series, but certainly there is no shortage of candidates for the Chutzpah of the Week award.  This week we go for a two-fer. Or even a three-fer. The … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Because of the terrible news of the teenagers’ kidnapping which has dominated the news this week, I had considered skipping this week’s Good News Friday installment.  As I am sure you can understand, I am having great difficulty getting into … Continue reading

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#BringBackOurBoys – and spare me your farshtinkener condemnations

It’s been 6 days since the three teenage students, Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel and Gil-Ad Shayer, were kidnapped on their way home from school last Thursday night and still there has been not a word from them or their captors. … Continue reading

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UNESCO can’t admit that Jews have a connection to Israel

This post has been sitting half-written in draft form for days, but the kidnapping of the three boys has taken all my attention. Still, the world continues to turn, and with it the usual anti-Israel activity of UNESCO. You may … Continue reading

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The UN and Middle East as satire

Sometimes when reading the news one gets the strong feeling that truth is stranger than fiction, that we are living through a satire, for surely what we are reading cannot possibly be true. Alas, the truth is indeed both sad … Continue reading

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