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Aug 29, 2018, 12:16 AM
Enlightenment Now: Some thoughts on Evolution and the “migrating jihad”
In his latest book Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker continues where he left off in his 2011 book The Better Angels of our Nature. Continues and expands. Here is a world-renowned evolutionary psychologist writing history. That led to much of...
Aug 13, 2018, 9:33 PM
Changing Face of Israeli-Arab Society
Walking down near Azrieli Mall in Tel Aviv I once spotted a girl which looked like a nice Jewish religious girl until I heard her speaking Arabic on the phone with her mother. Walking around anywhere in Tel Aviv...
Aug 2, 2018, 2:47 PM
Iraq, and the warning from Jewish history
What do these three news items have in common? 1) The beautiful synagogue in Akra in Iraqi Kurdistan is crumbling to the point of collapse, as Iraq’s famous Jewish families (Sassoon, Saatchi, Gubbay, etc.) are written out of Iraqi history. 2)...
Jul 3, 2018, 8:07 AM
Refugees and Security: Israel’s Dilemma in Southwest Syria
Israel is bracing for any scenario in the areas just east and southeast of the Golan Heights, as it expects heavy fighting between the Assad regime and rebels in the Dara’a province to continue. Syrian and Russian efforts to...
Jun 29, 2018, 2:31 PM
Israel Must Either Protect or Admit the Syrian Refugees
I am more upset and angry than I can remember. Despite an early agreement with the Russians and the Americans, the Syrian army is retaking the southern part of Syria that borders Israel and Jordan. There are reports that...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jun 20, 2018, 3:57 AM
The little ugly Zionism
Once upon a time, there was a very ugly lady. It's not nice to say but she really looked not so hot. No one liked her in any way whatsoever. At least, that's how it seemed. One day, however, it...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
May 31, 2018, 4:21 PM
The Seven Books of the Torah
In Parshat Behaalotcha, we find two verses from Bamidbar 10:35-36 which we have been saying since the 13th century, each time the Torah is removed from the ark and replaced, “Vayehi binsoah ha’aron…”, “When the ark would journey, Moshe...
May 23, 2018, 6:16 AM
Gaza is the gateway to stability
Recent events have again demonstrated that the Gaza Strip, not the West Bank, constitutes the most serious, pressing, and strategic challenge to Israel and regional stability. Yet a strategy that resolves the situation in Gaza also constitutes the richest...
May 23, 2018, 12:24 AM
Israel’s Morality of Survival
Israel's very existence is, historically-speaking, an improbability. To say that Israel exists still feels, seventy years after its declaration of independence, like the modern resurfacing of some long-submerged ancient mythical realm, Atlantis say. It is the rebirth of a...
May 5, 2018, 10:15 AM
Is a Pan-Semitic Nationalism Emerging in the Middle East?
This year so far has been unprecedented in terms of Arab-Israeli cooperation and--dare I say--coexistence. The Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman, has both accepted Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state (the first Arab leader to do...