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Nov 10, 2023, 5:42 AM
Only Outsiders Support a “Two-State Solution” – Whatever That Is
Ever since the British took over Palestine more than 100 years ago, there has been a constant push from world leaders for a Jewish state and an Arab state to coexist in the Holy Land. Studies have been done,...
Oct 22, 2023, 3:10 PM
Hamas is the reincarnation of Amalek
This article is a sequel to my Time of Israel article “Emblems of Israel and Hamas tell the whole story” of June 3, 2021. It contrasts Israel’s emblem that shows a menorah and olive branches that represent light and...
Ari Z. Zivotofsky
Sep 26, 2023, 6:18 PM
Israeli Declaration of Independence: A worthy document but not as a billboard
It is there, staring down at me, a huge poster of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Since the beginning of August, every time I enter the building in which I work at Bar Ilan University, hanging over the entrance...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Sep 20, 2023, 9:17 PM
Is God mentioned in the Megillat HaAtzmaut?
The Megillat HaAtzmaut, Israel’s Declaration of Independence has become very popular in Israel lately. It was read by many communities on Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) this year and even distributed free in the newspaper. Some believe that the...
Aug 21, 2023, 6:56 AM
Israel’s forgotten children
Israel should airlift the thousands of Beta Israel descendants in harm's way to join their family members already in the country
Jul 20, 2023, 10:05 PM
Israel’s Declaration of Independence
On the Sabbath of May 15, 1948, the same day the British Mandate ended, a group of unelected Jewish leaders headed by David Ben Gurion declared the establishment of Israel as a Jewish state. They made a monumental mistake...
Jun 17, 2023, 2:05 AM
Remembering an Arab Greek Jewish Italian French rebel: Georges Moustaki
Georges Moustaki died ten years ago on May 23, 2013, at age 79. He was born Giuseppe Mustacchi in Alexandria, Egypt, to Jewish Greek parents who owned the Cité du Livre bookshop. His parents spoke several languages, including French,...
Jun 1, 2023, 12:57 PM
Biden Views Killing Jews in Israel Not Antisemitic
President Biden should take off his blinders and see the most virulent antisemites in the world. These genocidal Jew haters are the PLO/Hamas who proudly announce their murderous intentions in their visual emblems and charters. The White House unveiled the...
May 27, 2023, 12:15 PM
Israel 75: A Normality Lo-Normali
The short documentary accompanying this blog shows Israel's multi-layered complexity. As an architect, my observations mostly look at the environment, the diversity of people, and some selected works of architecture. For many Israelis, the images may reflect "a normality...
May 19, 2023, 7:04 PM
The Legal Significance of Israel’s Declaration of Independence
I recently returned from a month-long stay in Israel, visiting family and attending the “Extraordinary Session” of the World Zionist Congress. The body’s deliberations included debates between proponents and opponents of the proposed changes in the Israeli judicial system....