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Raymond M. Berger
Sep 19, 2018, 11:04 PM
Why Are They Against Us?
It is impossible to determine all the sources of a hostility that is out of proportion to any real offenses Israel may have committed. These days it feels like Israel is the world’s punching bag. Israel is not a perfect country. But...
Sep 16, 2018, 10:14 AM
Spain wants to recognize Palestine? Let’s recognize Catalonia
In a recent meeting between the leader of the left-wing Spanish political party Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, and Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez, Iglesias urged Sánchez to consider making Spain the first major EU country to recognize the state of Palestine. Sánchez...
Sep 14, 2018, 5:29 PM
The Triple Threat Facing Jews in Europe: Islamism
A while ago I started a series of posts on the triple-threat facing Europe’s Jews. I first looked at various data, which makes for grim reading. I then introduced each form of anti-Semitism, from the Far-Left, Far-Right and the...
Sep 8, 2018, 6:45 PM
He has bet the house–and left us all in a spin!
As runs of luck go Bibi Netanyahu's is extremely impressive...... and when he rolls the dice its never for a few dollars. When Bibi bets its big time, he always bets the house .....The House of Israel. Its now more...
Sep 6, 2018, 4:28 PM
The Midnight Plane to Czernowitz: The 2018 International Yiddish Conference
Have you ever missed an anniversary, a birthday, or event and regretted it for years, or even a lifetime? I have. It was missing out in attending the 1908 International Conference on Yiddish Language that took place exactly 110...
Sep 5, 2018, 11:09 PM
Israel to Outsiders
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity and the privilege to staff the Our Soldiers Speak Law & Policy Tour. After several rounds of interviews, we selected 25 of the top international law students to travel to Israel to...
Sep 5, 2018, 11:08 PM
Uman for Rosh Hashanah – Not on my tab, please
There are only 2 reasons that other people's Rosh Hashanah plans are any of my business
Sep 5, 2018, 2:37 PM
Laying Franco to rest (again): this time for real?
The Times of Israel recently ran a feature article exploring the mysterious circumstances of Hitler's death and what was done with his remains. The Soviets claimed to have found his body and destroyed most of it, while keeping a fragment of...
Sep 2, 2018, 1:25 PM
How successful is the new tactical success
Back from an extended weekend in Lithuania (with a carefully leaked or released photo in sneakers and polo shirt, sitting on a sidewalk rung like any other Israeli vacationer), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can look forward to the upcoming...
Aug 23, 2018, 8:28 AM
Hodge Comparisons: A New Frontier in Legitimate Antisemitism (Part II)
Last time, I introduced the Hodge Comparisons Twitter hate campaign. I just checked Twitter now, to see what was happening. How much mileage is there in this hashtag? That's two within the past five hours. Say what you like about these boys... You can't...