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The twisted world of the UN

King Solomon observed that there’s nothing new under the sun. One place that dictum certainly holds true is the UN. The double standard keeps chugging along in the...

Forward fans social media flames

Pardon our language, but what the hell is going on at The Forward? From tracking their Facebook feed, the paper seems to be relishing in Israel’s troubles and actually...

Jewish in Europe…during an Israeli war

This is how Jews live in Switzerland. On Thursday, the community I belong to sent an email to all its members warning them to stay away from a pro-Palestinian (or in...

Screening tonight: When Pigs Have Wings

Neither kosher nor halal It’s rare to find a film coming out of Israel or the Palestinian territories that explores the communities and issues there in a truly...

Sharon: brave, aggressive or foolish?

Among the many eulogies and obituaries published this past week for Ariel Sharon, almost all mention Israel’s controversial 2005 withdrawal from Gaza. Some laud it as...

Falk at the UN: Muzzle the opposition

Apologies if we’re getting repetitive, but why is Richard Falk still at the UN? We posed the question a few weeks back, after Falk blamed the US for the Boston...

Al-Dura exposes fault lines in Israel’s approach

Note: Philippe Karsenty will be speaking at BMH-BJ on August 20, 2013. More details How many of you remember a picture from the Second Intifada of a Palestinian boy,...

Top stories of 2012

With December winding to a close, it’s a natural time to reflect on events of the past year and “Top 10” lists are popping up across the Internet. 2012...

Targeted assassinations

Long before the United States captured Osama and Saddam Hussein, Israel had been practicing the warfare of targeted assassinations. We wondered at the time why more...

Once more, hypocrisy at the UN

On Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council met for an emergency special session to discuss Israeli strikes on Gaza. Keep in mind that when the Security Council...