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Baruch Dayan Emet. Shimon Peres, 93

Shimon Peres, former President of Israel, former Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and one of Israel’s founding fathers, passed away last night ate age 93. Lavish praise was poured upon him by Israeli politicians from across the spectrum, possibly more than … Continue reading

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In memory of my best friend, Jane ז”ל

My best friend Jane ז”ל passed away last night. I can honestly say it was an honour and a privilege to be with her almost until her final moments, and yet it was the most traumatic thing I have ever … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet: Prof. Barry Rubin 1950-2014

The pro-Israel community lost a valuable friend and intellectual powerhouse yesterday with the passing of Prof. Barry Rubin. I never had the privilege of meeting him though I did exchange an email or two in the past and he was … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet. Ariel Sharon, 1928-2014

Ariel Sharon was not a man about whom you could be neutral. You either loved him or hated him; idolised him or demonised him. When he did good, he was excellent. When he did bad, he was beyond contempt. I … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet: Norman Geras 1943-2013

With great sadness I learned that one of my favourite bloggers passed away on Friday: Professor Norman Geras, otherwise known as “Normblog“. I never had the privilege of meeting or getting to know Professor Geras but from I have read … Continue reading

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