Monthly Archives: May 2011

When Non-Violence is Violence

When does the use of non-violent tactics cease to be non-violent? When does non-violence instead become violence? Marches on borders with the dismantling of security barriers, even if conducted entirely without firing guns and lobbing missiles, do violence. Take a … Continue reading

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The End of the Zionist Enterprise

This morning (Sunday), on what Palestinians call Yawm an-Nakbah (the Day of the Catastrophe), Hamas’ Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh is reported to have addressed some 10,000 worshippers in a Gaza mosque and to have declared that they were protesting “with … Continue reading

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I Dare You to Cross This Line

It is an old joke. I remember it from the cartoons of my youth. The first character draws a line in the sand. With a determined stare and loud voice says, “I dare you to cross this line.” The other … Continue reading

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What the Future holds for Egypt

The indecent haste with which President Obama thrust Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, aside may prove to have been one of the most fatal errors of the current US administration. When Mubarak declared at the beginning of February this year that he … Continue reading

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The Fatah-Hamas Agreement after Osama bin Laden

In an assessment of the reconciliation accord initialled in Cairo last week between senior representatives of Fatah and Hamas, Lt. Col. (ret) Jonathan D. Halevi wrote: “The current agreement is in the category of a forced willingness to agree on … Continue reading

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Rabbi Rick Jacob’s Speech to the Consultation on Conscience

Below is a video posted by the Religious Action Center of Rabbi Rick Jacob’s speech to the Religious Action Center’s Consultation on Conscience – May 2, 2011. Most of the speech has to do with Rabbi Jacob’s views on Israel. … Continue reading

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Palestinian Independence

For the past few months we have been witnessing an upheaval in much of the Muslim world that is unparalleled by anything in recent history. It stretches from Tunisia to Libya, from Morocco to Syria, from Egypt to Jordan, from … Continue reading

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