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Jul 26, 2020, 2:21 AM
The Path to the Great Jewish Twitter Walkout
On Monday, Jews will be walking away from Twitter for 48 hours. This isn't because of a Jewish holiday but in response to the rise and normalization of antisemitism on Twitter, and the social media giant's indifference to violators...
Mar 6, 2019, 11:13 PM
My Grandfather: A Man, A Rock
I was supposed to be named after my grandfather, Marvin. Right before my Brit Milah, my father was notified by the rabbi that it wasn't in line with Jewish tradition to name a child after a living relative. Instead, I...
Jan 8, 2019, 7:12 AM
Music and applause drown out hate
Where Roger Waters and his followers took to bullying, Israelis embraced the band and the transcendent connecting power of its music
Dec 27, 2018, 4:40 AM
The US pullout, Erdogan, and the Kurdish plight
Israel will not be the only US ally that will be affected by the American military pullout from Syria. Similarly, Israelis are not the only group that have received the ire of Turkey’s President Erdogan. The Kurds, largely moderate,...
Dec 13, 2018, 4:12 PM
Drive-By Shootings and Terrorism’s Tactical Trends
As Israelis were still mourning the tragedy of the Ofra terrorist attack, another shooting portended further repercussions. Both attacks were drive-by shootings, which may indicate that the Ofra shooting has spawned a new tactical trend amongst Palestinian terrorists. How...
Dec 7, 2018, 5:29 PM
The Costs of JVP’s Anti-Semitic Crusade Against Israel
Spite can lead even the most rational person to engage in self-harm in order to hurt the object of their hate. There are few examples of such self-immolating prejudice better than that of the conduct of “Jewish Voice for...
Nov 13, 2018, 4:34 PM
Stan Lee, Our Superhero
What the late comic book creator showed us with his flawed but relatable heroes was how to be good people.
Nov 12, 2018, 10:46 PM
Terrorists can’t be bought off
War is a province of chaos, but even amongst conflicts the recent battle between Israel and Gaza is shrouded in more confusion than most. Ironically, while the fog of war still hangs heavy over the origins of this recent...
Nov 8, 2018, 12:07 AM
Everyone needs to calm down and go outside
The November 2018 US midterm elections were the most important elections in history. At least, that’s how activists, journalists, and social media treated it in the run up. Surprisingly, despite the Democratic win of the US Congress, the world...
Nov 4, 2018, 9:30 PM
Trump’s Sanctions and Iran’s Other Nuclear Option
On November 5th, a series of US sanctions are set to resume against Iran, but the Iranian government may have a recourse in kind up its sleeve. While the sanctions were conceived mostly to prevent Iranian nuclear aspirations, they...
A veteran of the IDF and Israel advocacy, Michael Starr has a MA for Government, Counter-Terrorism, and National Security at IDC Herzliya. To receive updates on new articles, follow Michael on Twitter at @Starrlord89.