Monthly Archives: May 2011

What are they thinking?

Netanyahu’s public parental thrashing of Obama, his speeches before AIPAC and Congress had a superficial affect on American and Israeli public opinion and prospective electoral, policy and diplomatic outcomes. I found his chutzpa towards Obama, and his manipulation of facts … Continue reading

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This Tragic Week

I liked Obama’s speeches to the world and to AIPAC. He was consistent, forward-thinking, actively pursuing peace, confidently defending Israel from military and diplomatic assault. He is a skilled mediator, and the job of a mediator is to eliminate obstacles … Continue reading

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Jewish Prayer

I love Jewish prayer. It is often presented in overly embellished language and setting (to connote “awe”). I think the substance is enough, the flowery is not necessary. My sense of Jewish prayer is that it has one over-arching theme … Continue reading

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Hamas/Fatah reconciliation: Noise or Trend?

Since Netanyahu formed the Israeli government in 2009, the relations between Israel and Palestine have been in a holding pattern. Efforts for political and intercommunal peace have been delayed. Israel, as the more dominant power, has adopted a “wait until” … Continue reading

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