Tag Archives: Chutzpah

Turkish incitement and Jordanian chutzpah

We Jews are losing our ownership of the term “chutzpah”. Where the Jews used it as a survival mechanism or in a humorous way in order to relieve their  bleak oppression in the Diaspora, the Arabs have refined it in … Continue reading

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Chutzpah of the week: Iran? Russia? The ICC?

The week has barely started but I think it is safe to announce the candidates for this week’s Chutzpah of the Week Award. (No, this is not a regular occurrence on this blog even though the daily news provides us … 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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Russian Chutzpah-watch

Chutzpah, as we have learned over the years, is not merely a Hebrew term for gall or unembarrassed cheek. It’s not even solely Yiddish any more. It has been used effortlessly by various Arab countries and individuals, the Europeans, and … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman – A Middle East Doofus

Friedman’s latest screed is entitled “A Middle East Twofer” but I much prefer my own headline. It’s so much more suitable for this pompous idiot who spouts sanctimonious patronising claptrap at Israel while absolving the Palestinians of almost any responsibility … Continue reading

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Sheikh Raed Salah reinvents the word Chutzpah

A short little item in today’s Guardian tells us that Sheikh Raed Salah is suing Britain for damages for being “unlawfully held”. A Palestinian activist detained on the orders of the home secretary, Theresa May, after flying into Britain for … Continue reading

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