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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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The Trump-Netanyahu Summit – a mutual admiration society

Binyamin Netanyahu met President Donald Trump yesterday in a widely anticipated and well-publicised summit, and though I missed the broadcast, my other half summed it up well in describing it as a mutual admiration society. While others might not go … Continue reading

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Alan Dershowitz rips apart BDS

I’ve posted many times about BDS as well as ways to counteract it, and I think most of us understand what it is and what it’s malign intentions are. Nevertheless it’s always good to have our views confirmed, especially by … Continue reading

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The settlements bill and judicial overreach

The destruction of Amona was the price that the Israeli settlement enterprise agreed to pay in order to legalise and regulate the status of all the other settlements and outposts. The deal was a kind of plea bargain for want … Continue reading

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Amona betrayed

I have been watching the TV and listening to the radio all day with a growing sick feeling in my stomach, as anger, fury and frustration overtook my feelings of sadness as the community of Amona was evacuated and destroyed. … Continue reading

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