Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Netanyahu government talks out of both sides of its mouth

I was so happy when Binyamin Netanyahu was first elected Prime Minister over a decade ago. “Finally we’ll have a strong but skillful politician heading our governemnt” I thought. I must give Netanyahu credit for being especially adept at navigating … Continue reading

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The Two-State Solution is a Non-Solution 

The two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been around for so long that people have practically forgotten what the problem was for which this this “solution” was conceived. It surely must be clear by now that this solution is … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another week has rolled round, the days are getting shorter (though no cooler unfortunately!) and Shabbat is coming in early every week. So here is this week’s Good News Friday installment before I miss the deadline! My first item is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Addressing the Root of the BDS Problem

This is a guest post by Baruch Landa, an activist with Jerusalem U, a pro-Israel organization that works to strengthen Jewish and pro-Israel identity amongst young people and adults through the new technologies of digital and social media. Here he … Continue reading

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Terror in Europe: What starts with the Jews doesn’t end with the Jews

Last Thursday Barcelona became the latest European target of “sudden Jihad syndrome”, when a Muslim terrorist drove a van directly into a crowd of bystanders, killing 14 innocent people. The 14th victim was 7 year-old Julian Cadman, a British-Australian boy. … Continue reading

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A pox on all their houses

The past week has seen events which were horrific, outrageous, perplexing and more. And besides the victims in Barcelona, there seem to be no “good guys” anywhere. I have written countless times on this blog about the vicious anti-Semitism sometimes … Continue reading

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