Tag Archives: yitzhak rabin

send it sky high?

His comments were about on the same level as Mohammed Morsi’s “jews descended from pigs and apes,” and it has been a chronic and pervasive piece of populist Jewish rhetoric to preach the need for blowing up the temple Mount … Continue reading

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concessions: the concession stand is always open

Eyes on Zion.  Peace can never be achieved when only one side gives and the other merely receives. This does not nurture an attitude of respect for an adversary. On the contrary, weakness encourages an adversary to try to take … Continue reading

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ashes to ashes, dust to dust…

When ole’ Henry talks people listen. Ten year contract and then its over. Gone. In the blink of an eye. Despite all her magic spells, sometimes even Cassandra experienced difficulties in predicting the future. But not Henry. And who could … Continue reading

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world’s apart next door

It is in the patriarchal period of ancient Jewish history that the beginnings of Hebrew religion and of a Hebrew identity are to be found. The movement to Egypt of the patriarchs’ descendents, their enslavement there and subsequent liberation by … Continue reading

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brick by brick: waiting for the shovel ready

Anxious. Impatient. To build or not to build. To mourn or to rejoice. To cry and laugh simultaneously. It is said that  conquerors of ancient Israel could only capture the Temple in a physical sense; the Temple’s spiritual essence living … Continue reading

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greetings on his day

The anti-politician in many ways.Anathema to Israel’s liberal secular elite, who regarded him as totally lacking in the “aesthetics” of the “new jew”. Not exactly Abba Eban.  To some a terrorist, to others a true patriot. Not smooth,devoid of drama,majesty … Continue reading

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if i forget thee

Lebensraum!A policy based on expansion, usurpation, of the living space of the other to make way for a growing race. Like the Third Reich, the basic intention of Israeli policy. By any other name it is ethnic cleansing. A resettling. … Continue reading

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back to babylon: fires of revenge

Anyone with a smattering of biblical knowledge knows that historical Israel was claimed and conquered under circumstances that could not plausibly be described as peaceful and orderly.Yet, instead of reveling in, and advocating for war and armed struggle,Jewish tradition is … Continue reading

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nixon: “local cops on the beat”

The question of peace in the Middle East has many dimensions. Obviously, preferable to war, but peace is not an absolute value.In any event the winds seems to blow westerly.It’s a bit vague, but I remember not long before Yitzhak … Continue reading

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