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No election after all

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (March 13, 2018) – I learnt today that, to make sure that I don’t misinform you, I should only comment on events in Israel long after they happen. What seemed quite plausible, perhaps even certain, this afternoon turned out to be false and irrelevant only hours later. After Prime Minister Netanyahu’s […]

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Coalition collapse, elections or war

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Feb. 21, 2018) – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu isn’t the only person of power to surround himself/herself with advisers who pretend to agree with all his/her prejudices. Instead of wise counsel they offer applause. As a result, his entourage seems to consist of people not worthy of high office. That’s now […]

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Welcome to YourSpace

I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, […]

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How long can Israel stay Jewish?

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Jan. 25, 2018) – While the prime minister of Israel insists that others, notably the Palestinian Authority, recognize his country as a Jewish state, there’re now Israelis who’ve come to question its Jewishness. Thus in today’s Ha’aretz one of its regular columnists, Yossi Klein, writes that we seem to have become […]

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Pence and Suicidal Zionism

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Jan 23, 2018) – It’s not uncommon to hear or read Israeli intellectuals telling us that Zionism is finished. It was essential for the establishment of the Jewish state and important in its early decades, but by now it has ceased to be relevant. These critics often describe themselves as post-Zionists. […]

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