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A member of IfNotNow speaks

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Tablet Magazine published an article by Amy Stein. Entitled “Losing Hope in Israel, Looking to Jordan,” it makes the outrageous claim (among others) that shimmers of democracy in Jordan compares favorably to Israel’s, whose government, … Continue reading

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What Ben Gurion Said

I imagine we’ve all heard that great line attributed to David Ben Gurion upon the surprising conclusion of the Six Day War, something to the effect that, “We have to give all of the territories back, save for Jerusalem.  Retaining … Continue reading

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Gray Lady Down

In today’s NY Times there appeared an article by Omri Boehm, who’s identified a philosopher, who teaches at the New School and is a specialist in early modern philosophy. Entitled “Did Israel Just Stop Trying to Be a Democracy?”Boehm argues … Continue reading

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The Nation State Law and its Detractors

The Liberal Zionist/Jewish world is outraged by the passage of the Nation State law last week in the Knesset. Rick Jacobs released a statement, immediately after its passage it seemed, as if someone at the URJ had their hand on … Continue reading

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The Gaza Quagmire

Sitting in my comfortable home in North Carolina, I can only think about and comment on the current situation from a great remove.  I can only think about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the current altercation between Israel and … Continue reading

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Gaza

Like anyone who cares for the state of Israel, I’ve been riveted on the events at the Gaza border.  As far as I can tell from what I read, Hamas has called for a series of protests called the March … Continue reading

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