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Jun 30, 2016, 12:19 AM
Do Some Israelis Wish That Their Country Had Not Won the Six Day War?
Recently I commemorated my grandmother's Yartzeit. She died in 1968. She passed away in an exceedingly peaceful fashion . She was old and frail, but generally healthy. On the morning of her passing she went to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital...
Aug 17, 2015, 9:55 AM
For the Left, Some Uncomfortable Matters
I won't speculate on whether Mike Huckabee made his controversial comments a few weeks ago, about President Obama leading Jews to the ovens, in order to boost his uphill campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Clearly, Huckabee's choice of...
Jul 31, 2014, 6:29 AM
The Problem With Ari Shavit
Ari Shavit's latest Ha'aretz column may surprise some people. It is an enthusiastic endorsement of Israel's war with Hamas. As perhaps Israel's most prominent "left-wing" journalist, he has often been a severe critic of Israel's policies. Shavit writes,:"Who are we fighting? A...
May 7, 2013, 2:34 AM
Rogue States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
In recent days, news about the North Korean and Iranian crises have been driven out of the headlines and off television screens by other events. That's unfortunate. Attempts by these countries to acquire nuclear weapons have implications for many...
Mar 8, 2013, 11:35 PM
Netanyahu And Israel Deserve Apologies
In a Vienna speech last week, Turkey's Prime Minister Reccep Tayyip Erdogan branded Zionism as a "crime against humanity", comparing it to Islamaphobia, fascism and antisemitism. Reacting to the statement, President Peres said, "I regret it very much. It...
Jul 18, 2012, 11:33 PM
Finally, The Jewish Community Is Talking About Disability
In the Times of Israel on April 30, Shmuley Boteach commendably criticized his rabbinical colleague Aron Moss for suggesting that a child with a mental disability has been given a special Divine blessing. If nothing else, Rabbi Boteach is...
Jul 12, 2012, 8:57 AM
Yitzhak Shamir, The Muslim Brotherhood, and the Misuses of History
Although Yitzhak Shamir was a Prime Minister of Israel, his obituaries has focused as much on his activities in the pre-state Stern Gang as his record in the office. Here's The New York Times: "Many of his friends and colleagues ascribed his...
May 20, 2012, 9:28 AM
Netanyahu’s problems are Israel’s
Recently, international affairs guru Fareed Zakaria opined in The Washington Post that the formation of the Kadima-Likud coalition, by freeing Prime Minister Netanyahu from any real domestic opposition, could turn his attention to reconciliation with its Arab neighbors. Zakaria argued yet again...
Mar 20, 2012, 7:49 PM
The End of “The [Former] “New Republic”
Like Ron Radosh, an excellent blogger on the website pjmedia.com, I was saddened to learn about the recent sale of the almost century old political magazine, The New Republic, to a co-founder of Facebook, Chris Hughes. The new owner...
Mar 4, 2012, 4:48 AM
Peter Beinart and the literary assault on Israel
Most 'liberal' attacks on Israel rely on a relatively small number of accusations that constantly get recycled. Most of these are easily refutable, since they rest on misrepresentation and hypocrisy
Martin Krossel is a freelance political journalist living in New York