How Trump is splitting American Jews from Israel

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Jan. 22, 2017) – I can’t recall ever having heard a lecture in Hebrew in Israel without the speaker throwing in some Americanisms – usually in the original. Though Israelis learn English at school from an early age, much of what they know as adults seems to come from watching American […]

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Netanyahu, the media and the police

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Jan. 18, 2017) – By all accounts, power breeds insecurity, at times even paranoia. The longer a person holds on to power the more fearful he or she becomes of suspected machinations by ostensibly loyal colleagues and, to an even greater extent, criticism in the media. Though we hear very little […]

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2017 in hope and trepidation

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (Jan. 1, 2017) – Many in Israel find it hard to know what the Obama administration really had in mind when it didn’t veto the Security Council resolution that condemns Israel’s settlement expansion and when it let Kerry make the speech that even Britain’s prime minister condemned. All official comments that […]

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Resolving the tragedy in the Middle East

By Bernard Bohbot Originally published in French in Revue Argument Antigone is right, but Creon is not wrong – Albert Camus Dec. 29, 2016 — The movement to boycott Israel, also known as BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), has achieved unprecedented success, especially among the radical left where hatred of Israel has become a rallying cry. […]

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