*This article was first published as a guest post on IsraellyCool. Two movies could not be more different. Both are about Israel. Both are about heroism and love. They should be similar, two stories on the timeline of Jewish history and yet, these movies are from alternate universes. Probably few people my age (or younger) … More From Exodus to Munich: How did we get here?
Over and over I keep hearing the word “narrative”. Most often it is spoken by people who insist on the importance of understanding and respecting the “Palestinian narrative.” How many people have actually paused to consider what “narrative” means? More importantly, how should we respond to a narrative that is not our own? As a … More Unravelling the “narrative”
My grandmother was alone in the house. Not really alone, her two small babies were there and the accountant that would be useless in a fight was there too. Her husband (first husband, not my grandfather) Haim Natanzon was away guarding the territory they had been assigned to protect. She didn’t know how far away … More I am my brother’s keeper
Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s ok to profit from Jew hate? Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s ok to profit from Jew hate? The answer is simple – because we let them. Jews and non-Jews, from fear or from apathy are allowing hate to spread. All it takes … More Why do companies like Amazon and Sears think it’s ok to profit from Jew hate?
Tel Aviv, British Mandate Palestine: Heart pounding, a 12 year old girl Jewish girl runs down the street. Her legs pumping as fast as they can go. She looks behind her. Fear gripping her stomach, she sees that the gang of Arab men is gaining on her, their knives flashing in the sunlight. If they … More Civilized savages and the lessons they teach
Words matter. Words are used to explain reality but they can also be used to shape reality, to create it. Sometimes exchanging a single word for another can change the picture entirely. Personally I don’t believe there is any neutrality on the issue of Israel. There are people who are uninvolved and not particularly aware … More 3 things you should never say (if you don’t hate Israel)
A real friend is someone who not only says nice things but also acts accordingly. A true friend is consistent in his support. What he says and does remains the same, no matter who is asking, if the cameras are on him or not, if it is convenient or not. This is what a friend … More This is what a friend of Israel sounds like