Jerusalem and its holy mountain

By Dov Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 13, 2015 – The cynical abuse of the Temple Mount by Israelis and Palestinians seems to be the principal reason (or perhaps excuse) for the present unrest. Avi Sagi, professor at Bar Ilan University and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, published an article the other day in Ha’aretz […]

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Burdens, qualms and dilemmas

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 11, 2015 – The foreign media rarely have something good to say about Israel, particularly in relation to the Palestinians. That’s why foreign journalists seem to be certain that the responses by the Israeli military to those who throw stones and try to stab them or people around them are […]

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Searching for causes

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, October 11, 2015 – Whether you call it intifada or something else, there’s unrest in Israel, not only in Jerusalem and the West Bank but also elsewhere in the country. Though there’s nothing new in this in the history of the state, it’s nevertheless a cause for deep concern, much speculation […]

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Netanyahu under siege

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, October 9, 2015 — The current wave of terrorist attacks on Israelis that continues and is now spreading to different parts of the country has put Prime Minister Netanyahu under siege. He’s fighting the ultra-right wingers in his own party as well as among his coalition partners who accuse him of […]

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