“They tricked you”, I said to the rightist journalists sitting opposite me.
Why do you say they tricked us?
The politicians whom you elected destroyed an entire Jewish town and told you that it’s someone else’s fault.
And what would you do? Ignore the […]
The right hemisphere of the brain says, “Bury your head in the sand.” After all, the second side in the Syrian conflict would be committing the same atrocities if it only could. We are talking about extremely violent people. Furthermore, […]Read More
Israel suffers from a basic inferiority complex. Leaving its Jewish identity behind, it has invented an ‘Israeli’ identity, which is contingent upon the recognition of our Arab neighbors. This foundational flaw channels us into a zero sum game, precisely expressed […]Read More
The Regulation Law to regulate settlement in Judea and Samaria is making its way through the legislation process. In order to get it to pass through the Knesset, the heads of the Jewish Home party, who introduced and advanced the […]Read More
A political storm is brewing in Israel over its purchase of three German submarines. Opposition politicians are accusing PM Netanyahu of buying the submarines in order to line the pockets of one of his close confidants. Netanyahu insists that the […]Read More
It has been stated many times that “the pen is mightier than the sword”. To be perfectly honest, in a war situation I prefer the sword (or machine gun, tank, F-16 or nuclear bomb!) but in many situations, the pen […]Read More
“Who lost the elections?” (1996)
“We, the Israelis.”
“And who won?”
“The Jews. The Jews defeated the Israelis”.
(Shimon Peres in an interview after Israel’s 1996 elections)
Peres was wrong. The “Jews” did not exactly win. And the “Israelis” did not lose at all. In […]
The best thing that has resulted from the political storm churning through Israel is the ouster of current Defense Minister Bogy Ya’alon. That was not Netanyahu’s original intent. He wanted to bring the Left into the government, and it is […]Read More
We have all become accustomed to the wonderful holiday of Chanukah but when you think about it, it really doesn’t make a lot of sense. What exactly are we celebrating? An amazing defeat of our enemy? Not really… the war […]Read More