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The Six-Day War Fifty Years Later

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (June 2, 2017) – One of the many things Israelis are being made aware of, if they honestly reflect on the effect of the Six Day War fifty years after the event, is the distinction between military and political victory. That it was a military victory is obvious. I still recall […]

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The flying visit

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (May 23, 2017) – The speeches that President Trump made during his 26-hour visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem were sufficiently enigmatic to be open to all possible interpretations, especially if you concentrate on what he did not say, which was plenty – including no mention of moving the American embassy from […]

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Fate and destiny

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (May 8, 2017) – The important distinction made by the late Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, the most significant contemporary exponent of modern Orthodox Judaism, between the covenant of fate and the covenant of destiny has important ramifications beyond Jewish theology. The covenant of fate is rooted in the paradigmatic experience of Egyptian […]

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Netanyahu and the Germans

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (April 30, 2017) – Breaking the Silence is an Israeli NGO that collects testimonies from Israeli soldiers about their actions and experiences in the occupied territories. The accounts are at times less than complimentary to Israel’s military establishment. B’Tselem is another Israeli NGO that publishes documents about Israeli human rights violations […]

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