Israel Diaries Blog

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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...

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The Dangerous Charisma of Gideon Levy

Gideon Levy is a brilliant and charismatic speaker. I saw him for the first time in a video of his lecture at a conference held in Washington, DC on 18 March 2016. If I...

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Purim Parties and Gifts

Purim is just one great festival. True, there is the Fast of Esther, but I don’t really know too many people who observe that other than the truly observant. Everyone gets busy getting their...