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Anshel Pfeffer

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Will Netanyahu Be Remembered as Israel's Worst Prime Minister?

Fifty years ago this weekend, Golda Meir announced her resignation as the prime minister of Israel. It was six months after the end of the Yom Kippur...

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Israel's Lovers and Haters Have Learnt Nothing From Oct. 7 and the Gaza War

In the six months that have passed since Hamas burst through the Gaza border fence and massacred Israeli communities, we have all been trying to find...

07.04.2024 30

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The Existential Issues Facing Israel Are Heading Towards Explosion

A year ago this week, Israelis took to the streets and felt that they had saved Israeli democracy. What became known as "Gallant Night," not because...

31.03.2024 70

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Israel's Hasbara Is Failing. That's Good News

On Tuesday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a closed meeting of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. "Closed"...

24.03.2024 40

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In Israel's Netanyahu-backed Haredi Autonomy, Corruption Kills

The decision by the former government of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid to form a state commission of inquiry into the worst civilian disaster in...

08.03.2024 20

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Why Has Britain Become Such a Hub of anti-Jewish Hate?

The front pages of Britain's newspapers carried banner headlines Thursday reporting a record year in antisemitic incidents in the United Kingdom.

15.02.2024 10

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Anger Is Rising in Wartime Israel About Which Israelis Must Go and Fight

Early on in the Israel-Hamas war, a few dozen ultra-Orthodox men volunteered to join the Israel Defense Forces. It was a brilliant publicity stunt and...

09.02.2024 40

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Genocide Charge at ICJ Gives Bibi Chance to Pull an Old Trick

For Israelis who spent much of 2023 protesting against the coalition's now-aborted attempt to end the independence and dramatically weaken the powers...

12.01.2024 10

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Don't Turn Hamas Massacre Sites Into Israel's New Yad Vashem

When I was in Kibbutz Kfar Azza 73 days ago, as gun battles were still raging with the last stragglers who had breached the fence three days earlier...

21.12.2023 10

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Biden Is Right. Every Jew Is Safer Because of Israel

U.S. President Joe Biden got criticized this week by the usual crowd of Israel-haters, some of them Jewish, for saying at the White House Hannukah...

15.12.2023 10

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This Year, Every Jew in the World Is Living the Real Story of Hanukkah

Various municipalities and public institutions in North America and Britain have decided to cancel Hanukkah celebrations such as menorah lightings in...

08.12.2023 50

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Why Hamas Killers Invoked God’s Name, Not the Liberation of Palestine

The city of Bristol in southwest England is a glorious place full of architectural, cultural and historic gems. If you haven’t been, it’s well...

30.11.2023 20

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From IDF to Isolation: How Israel’s Haredim Are Responding to the Hamas Massacre

16.11.2023 20

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The Jews Who Join the Jew-baiters

Back in the day, being a renegade Jew wasn’t an easy thing. Take the Spanish Inquisition, for example. You had to go all the way to convert to...

09.11.2023 20

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Around the World, a New Era of Threats Against Jews Has Begun

The events of the past four weeks in Israel should make us all question our previous assessments. Even if the prime minister of Israel cannot bring...

02.11.2023 20

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Screening Hamas Atrocities: Why Hasbara Is Another Israeli Concept That’s Failed

About 18 months ago, after returning from a reporting trip to Ukraine, an Israeli general asked me what I thought the main lessons were from that war....

26.10.2023 20

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Screening Hamas Atrocities: Why Hasbara Is Another Israeli Concept That’s Failed

About 18 months ago, after returning from a reporting trip to Ukraine, an Israeli general asked me what I thought the main lessons were from that war....

26.10.2023 20

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There Is No Safe Place for the Jews

There is one sure way of spotting Israelis among their fellow Jews at a synagogue in the Diaspora: They are all flummoxed by the need to negotiate...

19.10.2023 40

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The Inconvenient Context: Palestinians Massacred Jews for Being Jews

I had left Kfar Azza on Tuesday afternoon to quickly write my report on the terrible sights we had seen there when I realized suddenly that I had been...

15.10.2023 100

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