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(Dead People Cannot Move) Hebron Shooting

I’ve put in italics the strangest part of the strangest part of the¬†Judges’ conclusion regarding the manslaughter conviction delivered without a reasonable doubt by a Tel Aviv military court in the trial of Sergeant Elor Azaria. It has to do … Continue reading

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(Mystical Politics) No Lines (Israel, Jerusalem, Settlements)

Unerringly consistent, Prime Minister Netanyahu, in his response to the UN Security Council resolution, changed the subject from settlements, about which there is no consensus in Israel or in the Jewish world, to Jerusalem, about which there is. That is … Continue reading

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(UN Votes Against Settlements) Obama, Israel, and the Middle East

I wrote this to my dear cousin Zvi on FB, but will share and expand here. I’ve never argued against the claim that Obama’s Middle East policy was the dismal failure that it has been. Based on American “leading from … Continue reading

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Junction 48 (Tamer Nafar)

Went to the JCC on the Upper West Side to see Junction 48, an Israeli Palestinian film co-written by Tamer Nafar and Oren Moverman and directed by Udi Aloni. At turns biting and sentimental, the movie is a biting and … Continue reading

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Such a Nasty Woman (Miri Regev & the Intersectional Right in Israel)

Shes’ right, of course. In comparison to her, the Israeli creative class and Jewish left, those largely Ashkenazi elites, are out maneuvered and “tight-assed.” No one knows how to play the political field¬†like Culture Minister Miri Regev, who works at … Continue reading

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Lies & The Art of Politics (Yair Lapid)

Fascinating profile on Yair Lapid here at Ha’aretz. Apparently Lapid has figured out how to take the center of the Israeli political spectrum. Conceal your true intentions (in this case regarding the occupation and a two state solution) while giving, … Continue reading

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Jewish & Anti-Democratic (Tikvah Fund)

The neconservative Tikva Fund has a new Hebrew language platform in Israel where they published this bit by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. Those of us in the field know that the Tikva Fund has long committed itself to “law,” “Jewish … Continue reading

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