Israel Diaries Blog

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How Many Candies is a Jewish Life Worth?

I am just wondering about proportionality and disproportionality regarding the relative numbers of candies tossed about to ecstatic Palestinian Arabs celebrating each newly decorated shaheed (martyr). What I mean is: Are the same number...

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Stav Shaffir: Asking for a Revolution

At the J Street Gala on 18 April 2016, MK Stav Shaffir asked for something revolutionary to happen in Israel. She declared: In the exact same way we have revolutionized Israel’s economic and transparency...

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Long History of Jewish Self-Loathing

As a long-time Zionist, I was exposed years ago to Jews who seem to think Zionists are evil incarnate. I have resisted using the term, self-loathing, to describe these members of the tribe. Guess...