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Author Iddo Netanyahu and his perception of a meaningful life
February 11, 2019
“Frankl instead tries to convince Betty that her imagination is simply running wild; that with the defeat of Nazism, good has now defeated evil. He refuses to confront reality: Anti-Semitism is forever present in Vienna, and elsewhere. It’s an incurable disease.”
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
January 28, 2019
Holocaust denial, purposeful dementia and Israel
I think about my dear relatives who were murdered at Sobibor and Auschwitz. They included Poles and Italians, as well as my father’s little brothers who, while my father just barely escaped deportation, were killed, and my heart is filled with unbearable pain.
January 21, 2019
40 years later, Iran still waits for its freedoms
In 1979, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in his writing preparing a return to Tehran, established the Islamic Republic and with it, a constitution calling for the “continuation of the revolution at home and abroad.”
January 11, 2019
Head to head: Bolton and Erdoğan on Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has faith in the once widely spread idea that America has confidence that Turkey can act as a bridge to the Muslim world. Erdoğan, however, is no bridge to anyone.
January 1, 2019
A lion by day, a fox by night
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s innate drive is identity and security; he has chosen to avert the existential threat posed by Iran and to create a secure situation with the Palestinians without falling prey to any illusions.
December 31, 2018
Outlived, always, by the power of his words
Amos Oz came to embody the ideal of a “virtuous Israel”—namely, of a man who works the fields by day and writes novels at night, and who dreams of peace and must go to war.
December 5, 2018
Pope Francis, the politician
He related only to immediate consensus—the most obvious, simplest of all lies, completely outside of any realistic analysis, a pointlessly ceremonial act of homage to the so-called “Palestinian cause.”
November 22, 2018
Airbnb joins the lineup of classic anti-Semites
When it comes to double standards, Israel is the ideal target for every kind of persecution.
November 13, 2018
Hamas rolls the dice … again
Lives are at stake—either those of the soldiers or those of citizens. Only Hamas plays with the death of its people as if it were its property.
November 9, 2018
Pittsburgh, politics and the president
Perhaps a community still haunted by the murder of 6 million Jews explains the irrational fear of why American Jews continue to prefer voting Democratic.
October 29, 2018
The disease of anti-Semitism infects everyone
The hydra has so many heads, and they are showing up everywhere.
October 23, 2018
Jordan challenges Israel on land-lease agreement
The land in question isn’t important in and of itself, but it’s a symbol of peace with Israel.
October 12, 2018
The sick hatred against Jews in the West
Giulio Centemero of the governing party Lega, which is ranked among one of those in Europe of alleged racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism, touched upon all the points that define contemporary anti-Semitism.
October 11, 2018
Judging good guys (and bad guys) by their actions
What is the senseless radicalization that characterizes the mutual attitude of disdain towards U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, given also the fact that the two men couldn’t be more different?
October 7, 2018
When terrorists call for no more war, it’s because they ran out of money
Yahya Sinwar is a man who has literally killed with his own hands those he suspected of being collaborators with Israel, and who is quoted as saying "we will tear out Israeli hearts from their bodies.”