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Victor Rosenthal – Sovereign or Satellite?

Victor Rosenthal – Sovereign or Satellite? Israel has the right to defend herself,” said Joe Biden to cheers from the Jewish state. But not too strongly or for too long, apparently. When the pressure from the left-wing of his party began to get un

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Victor Rosenthal – Nationalism vs. Empire

Victor Rosenthal – Nationalism vs. Empire Recently I’ve had some arguments with Jewish anti-Zionists (although they sometimes claim they are Zionists). These are not the ones who wear Palestinian keffiyes and say kaddish for dead terrorists. These

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Victor Rosenthal - Plan Z and Israel Bashed for Resisting Arab Colonization

Victor Rosenthal – Plan Z and Israel Bashed for Resisting Arab Colonization PLAN Z In the Fall of 2012, Bibi Netanyahu and then Minister of Defense Ehud Barak had a plan to destroy Iran’s capability to make nuclear weapons. The plan was not execut

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Victor Rosenthal - The 800-Pound Gorilla of American Judaism

Victor Rosenthal – The 800-Pound Gorilla of American Judaism I won’t write about Peter Beinart’s latest obscene appropriation of Jewish concepts in the service of putting an end to the third Jewish commonwealth and returning the Jewish people to

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Victor Rosenthal - It will be OK

Victor Rosenthal – It will be OK Israelis are sometimes criticized for saying “yehiye b’seder” [it will be OK] without sufficiently considering the consequences. But there is such a thing as decision paralysis, when you can’t act because you

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Victor Rosenthal - Now is the Time to Break the Israeli-Palestinian Stalemate

Victor Rosenthal – Now is the Time to Break the Israeli-Palestinian Stalemate For decades, some people have been calling for a “two-state solution.” The Israeli Left, the American establishment, even the leaders of the Palestinian Authority clai

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Victor Rosenthal - Dear Americans,

Victor Rosenthal – Dear Americans, Where to start? I’ll take September 11, 2001. In some ways it’s an arbitrary date, but it’s one that will appear in whatever serves as history books 500 years from now, if there are such things. That was the

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Victor Rosenthal - A Short History of an Interminable Conflict

Victor Rosenthal – A Short History of an Interminable Conflict In 1948 the state was declared as the British colonialists finally left, and the ensuing war was called the “War of Independence.” Most wars of independence are fought directly again

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Victor Rosenthal - "Strangers," in Israel and America & Israel's Excessive "Democracy"

Victor Rosenthal – “Strangers,” in Israel and America & Israel’s Excessive “Democracy” We had a guest from America in our shul this week who discussed the week’s portion, lech lecha. She focused on the question of the treatment of the ge

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Victor Rosenthal - A Welcoming Host for the Virus of Antisemitism

Victor Rosenthal – A Welcoming Host for the Virus of Antisemitism In the US, there is a Jewish Voice for Peace, an If Not Now, a J Street, an Open Hillel, and a Tzedek Chicago – and probably a hundred other Jewish organizations with the same gener

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Victor Rosenthal - Drama (not so much) and Democracy

Victor Rosenthal – Drama (not so much) and Democracy PM Netanyahu promised a dramatic announcement Tuesday night. It was about as dramatic as he could have made it, given that he is a caretaker PM who does not have a coalition, and that it is one we

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Victor Rosenthal - The Real "Real Reason the Left Hates Israel"

Victor Rosenthal – The Real “Real Reason the Left Hates Israel” I recently came across an article on the always-fascinating topic of “The Real Reason the Left Hates Israel,” by Sharon Goldman. I highly recommend it for its analysis of the in

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Victor Rosenthal - Reflections on Tribal and National Loyalty

Victor Rosenthal – Reflections on Tribal and National Loyalty Recently I saw a Facebook post by Ryan Bellerose. Ryan is an Indian of the Metis tribe who lives in Canada, an activist for indigenous (aboriginal) peoples – all of them, including the

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Victor Rosenthal - "You don't have a right to exist. May we come in?"

Victor Rosenthal – “You don’t have a right to exist. May we come in?” It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit. – Donald Trump If you kill your enemies, they win – not said by Justin Trudeau, but cou

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Victor Rosenthal - We've Always Been Here: The Historical Right of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel

  Victor Rosenthal – We’ve Always Been Here: The Historical Right of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel I often talk about the Jewish people’s historical right to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, in addition to our legal and moral ri

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Victor Rosenthal - Fighting BDS, Part II

Victor Rosenthal – Fighting BDS, Part II Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it. – Jonathan Swift The Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) movement is not intended as an economic weapon against Israel, and has not succeeded as such. I

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Victor Rosenthal - Take your Zionism Seriously

Victor Rosenthal – Take your Zionism Seriously As my readers probably know, I don’t see a lot of difference between antisemitism and misoziony.* The difference is that the former focuses irrational hatred on the Jewish people as a group or as indi