Yearly Archives: 2020

Carry On Cleopatra.

What’s all the fuss about Gal Gadot? Dozens of beautiful women have played the role of Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt on film, television and virtually every other media. As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy …

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A Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism? Get Real.

Creating “a global inter-parliamentary task force to combat digital antisemitism” a few weeks before a presidential election isn’t credible, and that’s putting it mildly.  And besides, what can any task force do against hatred that comes from the kernel of human nature?  It would be more successful fighting against gravity …

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From Israel: “A Real Mess, and Yet…”

It was a mess. It was terrible. That is, the presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Biden, which took place in Cleveland on September 29. I am not here to argue that it was anything but. ~~ HOWEVER, this does not give anyone the right to distort …

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The BBC go to war with Jews in Jerusalem.

Roman Abramovich has been a leading voice in the UK fight against antisemitism.  Abramovich is also a proud Zionist Jew.  A wealthy, proud, Zionist Jew who fights antisemitism – what is not for the BBC and Guardian to hate? On the other side of this argument, the BBC and the …

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Sukkot 5781 – Chag Same’ach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, began last night, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is the last of the Shalosh R’galim (three pilgrimage festivals). Like …

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From Israel: Do We Know What We Are Doing??!!

I am speaking at a national level here in Israel, not a personal level.  Nevertheless, before Yom Kippur is absolutely the right time to ask the question. We have been watching the unfolding of a new international dynamic with several nations in turn – predominantly Arab/Muslim nations – agreeing/or giving …

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