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B. Michael

B. Michael

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Bibi Is the Effect, Not the Cause

Bibi is despicable. Bibi is a scoundrel. Bibi is corrupt. Bibi is a liar. Bibi is repulsive. Bibi is manipulative. All of that is true. But one thing...

18.04.2024 50

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Historically Ignorant Israelis Are Easy Prey for Propagandists

Wars, by their very nature, are spaces where passions are released. It's permissible to do everything that is impermissible in times of peace: kill,...

03.04.2024 50

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Why Purim Should Be Israel's National Holiday

Everyone is saying that everything has changed. "Nothing will be like it was," they sigh. And even though I'm part of that negligible minority who...

29.03.2024 20

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Israel's Forever Government of Vigintillion, Made Up of 64 Zeroes

How deep and wonderful is the wisdom of mathematical and numerological geniuses. They can reach the point of actual prophecy. Here, already in the...

06.03.2024 20

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How Israel Lost Its 'Total Victory' in the Gaza War

"Total victory," so it seems, is something like the Israeli equivalent of King Arthur's Holy Grail. The prize, sacred and magical, with the supposed...

29.02.2024 30

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God Forbid Israelis Show Any Humanity to Innocent Palestinians in Gaza

One of the most puzzling and saddening spectacles of the past few days is the sight of Jewish protesters at the Kerem Shalom crossing and the Ashdod...

07.02.2024 20

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The ICJ Ruling Isn't the PR Win Israel Makes It Out to Be

Against all the joy over the seeming permission Israel received to continue crushing Gazan residents, there's no point arguing. They bring the shame...

01.02.2024 20

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See You Again Israel, for Round Two at The Hague

It was very lucky for Israel that South Africa chose to accuse it specifically of genocide, a crime that's almost impossible to prove in court. Or...

18.01.2024 30

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Actually, Why Not Transfer Settlers Out of Israel?

"Transfer" is back in vogue. The list of its enthusiasts is growing by the minute. So perhaps the time has come to discuss it with an open mind, with...

05.01.2024 80

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Israel's Vigilante Zeitgeist Excuses Any Killing

No, it wasn't the tension, or the fear, or the pressure, or even the war that killed the three hostages who tried to save themselves. It was the...

20.12.2023 20

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The Gaza War Is Yet Another Self-made, Inescapable Israeli Imbroglio

"Plonter" (Yiddish for a knot that cannot be easily loosened, an imbroglio) was, as everyone knows, the second name of the first Lebanon war. Anyone...

12.12.2023 20

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The War for Netanyahu's Voters

Bibi now has two supreme missions in mind as part of his war for survival: To keep his grip on his seat until October 2026, and to preserve, or even...

05.12.2023 30

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The Blunders That Made Israel a Screwed-up State

No one will deny that Israel is in a pretty screwed-up situation. There no need to even explain and justify. Israel is screwed-up, full stop. A...

18.10.2023 50

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The Best Advice for Netanyahu's Fully Screw-up Government

So now we have to wait for a commission of inquiry? A parliamentary commission? A state commission? Or maybe Lahav 433, the Israeli FBI, will look...

16.10.2023 30

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