Monthly Archives: January 2011

Remember the kidnapped soldiers?

November 26, 2000 (Something written 10 years ago during the height of all the attacks) A long, long time ago, long before the Hadera terrorist attack, before the Kfar Darom attack on a school bus that left three children of … Continue reading

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Do we have the right to live in Israel?

December 27, 2000 (something interesting from 10 years ago!) As the split within Israel society intensifies over the apparent willingness to the divide the land and appease our Arab neighbors, I would like to proffer the following question to the … Continue reading

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Good Zionists, Bad Zionists

July 5, 2009 One of the unwritten laws of war is that the winning side is allowed to do as it pleases after the cessation of hostilities. This law is even more relevant when the victor turns out to be … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Israeli

A friend of mine who works in Tel Aviv recently related to me this short but incisive story. After a long day of work he entered a small fruit and vegetable store to grab a quick yet healthy snack. While … Continue reading

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And You Shall Know

According to chazal, the four cups of wine that we drink during the seder symbolize the four expressions of redemption as stated in the Torah: “I shall take you out …, I shall rescue you …, I shall redeem you … Continue reading

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Gush Katif Revisited

May 4, 2010 Following the recent victory by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the Likud central committee vote, a victory that has effectively neutralized any short-term opposition within the Likud by changing the party’s constitution in order to further delay … Continue reading

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Towards a Jewish Mindset

May 25, 2009 For more than 15 years Israel has been plagued by the “Oslo mindset”. This way of thinking, which did not appear out of a vacuum but rather slowly evolved over the course of years, is still alive … Continue reading

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Just Say No

April 20, 2009 With the American leadership intensifying its demand that Israel accept the “two-state solution”, the slogan “just say no” used by former first lady Nancy Reagan as part of the 1980s campaign against adolescent drug abuse keeps popping … Continue reading

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What is ‘extremist’?

February 23, 2009 As coalition talks heat up, the phrase ‘extremist coalition’ is frequently heard. At times it is Kadima stating that they will not join an extremist coalition, while at other times it is the leadership of the Likud … Continue reading

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Confusion on the Right

January 20, 2009 Following the disengagement from Gaza in the summer of 2005 and the complete negligence on behalf of the government to properly handle the forced evacuees, the subsequent war in Lebanon one year later, the endless missiles fired … Continue reading

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