On April 15, 2014, the New York Times published an article entitled “New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims,” written by Matt Apuzzo and Joseph Goldstein.
The rapid developments that led to the peace agreement with Egypt and the Oslo Agreement that created the Palestinian Authority were surprises which were looked with skepticism. There is a good reason for the secrecy; early publication can damage sensitive negotiations. “Hey! Why did you publish that I will give Sinai back? Settlers are killing […]
True Feelings Come Out as Israeli Political Leader Throws USA Under the Bus But Still Wants USA Tax Dollars
Understanding Western Culture withoutvisiting Bahnhofstrasse (Station Street) in Zurich is impossible. This is neither for its being one of the world’s most exclusive shopping venues nor for the pretty Lake of Zurich at its end.
Imagine a place where if one approached the police saying: “Thugs harass me. Every month they break into my house saying that if I don’t give them money they will beat me.
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God said Jesus and nailed the topic in an awesome reminder that both Hebrew*and Aramaic heavily rely on exaggerations and graphic metaphors to transfer messages compactly.
In the last day of July 2013, Israel issued an unprecedented warning towards the “Syrian Free Army,” the mercenaries attempting to topple the Syrian government.
Most people considerate racism negative. They fastidiously embed this understanding into their books of law. It is even forbidden by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD—Jeremiah 8:7 – Can New York bankrupt? Is Detroit an isolated event or is it a swallow announcing a freezing spring in […]
The second war being commanded by the Minister of Defense took place on the same territory but against a different enemy. In the confused reality of the occupied West Bank, the Minister is the sovereign.
This is the purified nectar of a series of emails that one of my readers—openly related to certain government—sent me a couple of years ago. He was trying to support a non-valid comparison he had made in answer to one of my articles.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?—Matthew 10:29 – Following a four-month delay in the elections of the Chief Rabbis, those were elected hurriedly on July 24, 2013. For the second time in 2013, Prime Minister Netanyahu emerged from an electoral process battered and weakened. This time he took down with him The Jewish Home, the […]
Can you imagine being jailed for that you did not commit? Can you understand being jailed without a legal process? Without having had the chance to defend yourself?
This was wise; he put the Attorney General between a rock and a hard place. He must decide between accepting racism and declaring most candidacies illegitimate.
Few holidays are more confused than the fast day of Tisha B’Av (“the ninth of Av”) in Israel.
The chances that the sewage system of Tel Aviv would be featured here a third time were slim; yet, after a deep-kept secret—literally underground-kept—was disclosed on July 20, 2013, the topic was unavoidable.
Away from the headlines, Israel is carrying out a series of projects in Megiddo and its surroundings.
“It is an insult, don’t say that, say Hmong, as we call ourselves,” the man speaking with me said.
Many years ago, Henry Kissinger said that Israel doesn’t have foreign policy. Everything is decided upon inner and personal issues.
On July 16, 2013, at least 25 mortars landed next to an Israeli stronghold near Quneitra on the Golan Heights. Astonishing images published by Israeli media show that the IDF has been redeployed in an offensive pattern.
“Either explicitly or implicitly, there was some kind of profiling going on, and the same innocent individual was being screened over and over again.”—William Press, Computer Scientist
What is the worst insult a religious Jew may use?* What is the most violent act permitted to a religious Jew? Is rabbinical Judaism related to the Biblical one?
After living for a while in Bangkok, one would be told about Thailand’s war declaration on the USA while it was under Japanese occupation.
On July 12, 2013, Chanel 7 reported that the IDF carried out successfully a test flight of a new ballistic engine.
Concentrate, control your breathing and you can achieve the impossible,” I said casually to the paratrooper munching pistachios with me during a very short military weekend.
Seldom does one have the opportunity to circumvent the Israel Military Censor with the absolute security that he can’t react.*
The assassination of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah in the Netzarim Junction, Gaza Strip, on September 30, 2000, refuses to die.
Walking amid the colorful pasankalla sugared noodles, the Bolivian general keep asking himself aloud: “How come this gringo keeps seeing me?”
Few languages are better equipped than Hebrew to deal with pain and institutional abuse.
China is not a good place for enjoying Chinese pagodas. Western ideologies destroyed them. Yet, while traveling around there, even the post-Cultural Revolution cities and towns have a rather uniformly blockish look.