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Remembering Gush Katif 10 years after the expulsion

Today (technically the day after Tisha B’Av)  is the 10th anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in modern Israeli history: the expulsion of the Jewish citizens of the settlement bloc of Gush Katif in Gaza – euphemistically called … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av 5775 – 2015

Since the 9th day of Av fell yesterday, on Shabbat when we do not mourn, the fast itself was deferred to today, beginning last night at sundown and finishing at sundown tonight. Tisha Be’Av, the 9th day of the month … Continue reading

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The Six Day War: myths, facts and legalities

The 48th anniversary of the Six Day War was marked in Israel a few weeks ago on Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, and it’s civil anniversary, June 10th, was noted in several press reports both in Israel and overseas. As the … Continue reading

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Obama preaches Jewish values to the Jews

In another long interview with his favourite unofficial spokesman, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic Magazine,  President Barack Obama decided that Israel needed another dose of his tough love which, he seemed to imply, hurt him more than it will hurt … Continue reading

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Boycotting the boycotters: anti-BDS legislation wins the day

Following on from the previous post by Brian about the origins of BDS, it is important to keep things in proportion. Despite the outrageous nature of the motives of BDS (it basically boils down to antisemitism), and notwithstanding their self-promotion … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A beginner’s guide to BDS

This is both a guest post by Brian Goldfarb and cross-posted from Northwood Synagogue’s “Nu” Magazine. Here is his introduction (in blue) followed by the article: This article was written because friends who edit the magazine of Northwood Synagogue, north-west … Continue reading

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