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Pity the Almond Tree

Benjamin Netanyahu, left, Avichai Mandelblit

Pity the almond tree, especially when it is in full bloom. The bloom of the almond is, in German, Mandelblüt. That is also the name of Israel's chief legal official, called "the Legal Advisor of the Government".

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‘Peace Through Strength’ Is a Racket

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has embraced the popular “peace through strength” doctrine (PTSD) with his characteristic panache:

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Implications of Downing the Israeli Fighter Plane

Iran's growing footprint

Israel had gained air space superiority in the Middle East after it destroyed the Egyptian air force during the 1967 6-days Israeli aggression war against it neighbors. Since then, the Arab weakness in the air force arena had emboldened Israel to use its air force power intensively and unhindered, up till now, to inflict damages to its Arab neighbors without endangering its troops in risky confrontation.

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Can Israel be a Jewish State and a Democratic State? Legalism versus Justice

Legalism versus Justice

[Prefatory Note: The book is an important contribution to an understanding of two dimensions of the Palestinian experience within the state of Israel: first, the reliance on law to ‘legalize’ discrimination, and the accompanying denial of fundamental rights that has resulted; secondly, to develop a distinct Israeli jurisprudence that seeks to legitimize ‘ethnocracy,’ yet disguise this reality by claiming that the nationality laws and regulations distinguishing Jews and non-Jews do not invalidate Israeli claims to be a democracy.]

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What the Hell?

Ariel Sharon

What the hell am I? An Israeli? A Jew? A peace activist? A Journalist? An author? An ex-combat soldier in the Israeli army? An ex-terrorist? A…?

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Pity the Almond Tree

Pity the almond tree, especi...

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‘Peace Through Strength’ Is a Racket

Donald Trump has embraced th...

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Implications of Downing the Israeli Fighter Plane

Israel had gained air space ...

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Can Israel be a Jewish State and a Democratic State? Legalism versus Justice

[Prefatory Note: The book is...

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What the Hell?

What the hell am I? An Israe...

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‘Not Enough!’

Many years ago, right after ...

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