Tag Archives: Gideon Levy Haaretz

where’s that fire?

Going back over a thousand years ago, no less a figure than Maimonides remarked on the Jewish tendency to denial, a characteristic, he asserted that would only hasten their destruction. Although the context for Maimonides consternation was based on his … Continue reading

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voted most likely to displease

One could pose the question that if Israel did not exist, what would many in the world do? There is literally an industry of PR and punditry, press that is dependent on Israel’s existence including social networks, fund raising, activism … Continue reading

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mind over matter: the jimmy fund

When will Jimmy Carter just wander off into the sunset? Maybe just put him on a long march by foot until he gets lucky, traps a severe case of Jerusalem Syndrome and serves as a greeter in the Old City. … Continue reading

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jailbird love songs

All the arguments for de-legitimizing Israel are fair game. Not for the supposed and ostensible reasons we usually hear, excessive violence, and ┬áracism for example, ┬ábut because the country is totally inept, and for its own security and those of … Continue reading

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i and thou and the guy that wrote it down

I and thou. Us and them. Utopian prophet and social visionary or charlatan and snake oil salesman, as intellectual lamb in sheep’s clothing; a crypto-Zionist as a very good cop? Martin Buber’s translator has died which brings focus back to … Continue reading

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annie oakley: happiness is a warm gun?

From a piece in the New York Times on a woman’s account of her experience with religious men in the Israel Defense Forces; its the kind of pieces the NYT specializes in. Demonizing and creating an “other” and then building … Continue reading

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bad taste blindfold test

A strange paradigm. Where there are more synagogues looted, desecrated and burned in the Land of Israel than in the entire diaspora combined. Where the polemics of anti-Judaism are considered a rite of passage and armchair sport for the loose-lipped … Continue reading

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they want the whole enchilda

Kahanism. Its an ideology that won’t go away. Part of the reason is the complicity of the far left, the establishment song and dance men like Gideon Levy promote a brand of Israeli jew at odds with what has been … Continue reading

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bohemians at the temple gate

It’s the dialectic of demonization. The de-demonization of the liberal, secular jew trying to weld the somewhat tenuous bond of the Judeo-Christian relationship and common heritage, cough, cough, after all didn’t our benevolent Pope comment that Mel Gibson’s The Passion … Continue reading

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corridors of power

They needed the labor. So, the arrangement was to create this fictitious identity called religious Zionism , an oxymoron and make them believe they held real power. It a stretch to imagine it, but Netanyahu’s grandfather was a rabbi and … Continue reading

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