Tag Archives: Steven Plaut

civil war: meeting the MK Oxen

“Man is found where his desire is found,” It was a startling vision for the Baal Shem Tov’s students: an ox seated by a Shabbat table. The ox was clad in the finest garments, and was busy gorging himself on … Continue reading

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Israel elections: problems confronting self image…

…Completely ignored as a campaign theme was the thorny issue of the Arab peace effort, such as it is, and the deep seated anxiety that besets Israel with regard to what other nations say and think rather that on Israel’s … Continue reading

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the bulldozer: stop making sense

Ariel Sharon’s Samson Option rant. It definitely falls into the category of “Nice guys finish last.” He’s being interviewed here by Amos Oz who is in the deep left of political ideologies. When the Zionists cleared the swamps, he chose … 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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something doesn’t smell right

And thus spake Zarathustra…Business is business, but in terms of public relations its not the most exciting coup of the year. That a German investment group that according to Der Spiegel made its pile of loot from conficated jewish property … Continue reading

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the resisters

To some, Sheikh Scapa is another terrorist, to others he is a martyr engaged in a holy act, pleasurable to Allah in taking out the enemy. Resistance, violent and deadly resistance being morally acceptable given the nature of Israel’s occupation … 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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chill out: religion doesn’t grow on trees

Judith Butler is a major critic of the state of Israel. Like many in left, far left academia, they occupy a higher moral ground than the common and mortal, the unwashed who may actually have to do some real work … Continue reading

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friends of evolution

It’s genius. Or is it ingenious? Or is necessity the mother of invention? Laughable in the Israeli/Palestinian dispute to read rantings of the Jewish far left and anarchist/Marxist stripe and variety having common recourse, without any qualms whatsover, of citing … Continue reading

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sometimes he feels so uninspired

The post-Zionist era. Every dog of an idea has its day and as pioneer Zionism sees its last flame with religious-nationalist youth erecting cookie cutter shanty-town quality lodging on vacant hilltops on the Judean and Samarian ridgeline, the academic experts … Continue reading

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