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Jun 29, 2020, 11:57 PM
Neighborhood Bully’s Checkpoint Attacks Driver
Why is so much left out of reporting about Israel at the same time that these stories spread around the world as big news? It looks like it just happened again: a car-ramming attack. There have been over 80 such...
May 20, 2020, 2:37 PM
To My US Senator Who Opposes the US Peace Plan
Dear Senator Feinstein, I am writing in response to your recent letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu. I’m one of your constituents who voted for you in numerous elections, a Cal State professor emerita now living in Tel Aviv. My book,...
Apr 10, 2020, 1:26 AM
Coronavirus Advice for All from Geriatric Medicine
Israel took early steps toward slowing the transmission of Covid-19 and according to a Hong Kong-based statistical study it is the safest country to be in during the pandemic. Israel’s percentage of deaths per number of people infected is...
Mar 26, 2020, 8:56 PM
Corona-19 and Anti-Israel Ideology
Israeli doctors and nurses, like medical professionals worldwide, are working round the clock in extremely difficult conditions. The country is almost completely locked down. Yet those who subscribe to a relentless anti-Israel ideology find ways to use the current crisis...
Mar 11, 2020, 12:00 AM
To the brave students who counter ‘Apartheid’ Week
The campus event is performance art whose goal is not a 2-state solution, but rather delegitimizing Israel and, in that process, you
Jan 3, 2016, 1:09 PM
Terror on My Street
Maybe I am too new to Israel to call Dizengoff my street, but I know parts of it well and Friday afternoon I was about to go to Dizengoff Center, truthfully, because I thought a movie might change a...
Nov 14, 2015, 11:48 PM
The Ongoing War in France
President Hollande has closed the borders of France. Such a thing has not happened since WW2. The borders were sealed to make sure that none of the terrorists got away, although the police said Friday night that all of...
Nov 16, 2014, 3:09 PM
The terrorist is being treated in the hospital
There is something jarring about this sentence in the news. “The terrorist is being treated in hospital.” Wounded by security personnel too late, the terrorist had already murdered 26-year-old, Dahlia Lemkus, whose neighbors knew her as “the kind, giving,...
Sep 15, 2014, 10:14 PM
In Praise of Student Supporters of Israel
In spite of the many biases, phobias, anti-“isms” and micro-aggressions studied at universities, anti-Israelism does not seem to be a familiar term in most academic settings. When, at a rally, Israelis are called “Nazis”; when Israel “apartheid” weeks set up...
Aug 18, 2014, 8:18 AM
UN, Media: No Outrage
Last week in Syria, one percent of the al-Sheitaat tribe was killed, 700 people, some by beheading. Their murderers are members of ISIS, known also as Islamic State. On a single weekend last month, another 700 people were killed in...
Cherryl Smith's new book is FRAMING ISRAEL, A Personal Tour of Media and Campus Rhetoric. She is professor emerita of rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. She has lived in Tel Aviv since 2016.