The Most Dangerous Man in History

The most dangerous man in history might not be who you think it is. Not Caligula, Pinochet, or Ivan the Terrible. Not Hitler. Trump is...

Two Souls

"AS LONG as in the heart, within, a Jewish soul is yearning…" thus starts the official translation of Israel's national anthem. Actually, the Hebrew original...

The Liberal’s Lament

I find it exceptionally irritating when I hear liberals worry about whether Israel will be able to remain a "Jewish and Democratic State" if...

The UN Report on Kashmir: Reassuring Development

The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNHCHR) has issued its “Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir.” The report contains...

The Siamese Twins

After commenting on most of the episodes on the first Israeli Prime Ministers in Raviv Drucker's TV series "The Captains", I must come back...

Sweden’s Military Madness

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. While my last...

G7 Summit neglects Kashmir

The Group of Seven summit this week in Charlevoix, Canada, reiterated their commitment to “shared values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and...

There should be one Hilal Committee for India

From the early days of Islam, Hilal, Crescent in English, is very significant in all Muslims' social and religious functioning across the globe. The...

Israel deserves better partners than Trump and the Christian Right

The current Israeli government expects unquestioned US support, a blind backing of the Christian Right and eternal solidarity of American Jews to last forever....

Knesset foils efforts to end Israeli apartheid

For most of the seven decades after its establishment, Israel went to extraordinary lengths to craft an image of itself as a “light unto...

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Is Back: Free Speech Is at Risk

Back in 2016, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation called "The Anti-Semitism...

Mukherjee’s Speech at the RSS Event

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee addressed the closing ceremony of the 'Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg', a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer...

Are you brainwashed?

IT'S FRIGHTENING. Unprincipled psychologists, in the service of a malignant regime, use sophisticated techniques in order to control the mind of a person from...

Fresh thinking is needed to cut the Gordian knot in Kashmir

“The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in Kashmir has...

On the Path to Authoritarianism

When Donald Trump was elected, I, like many others feared what his presidency might do to the country. A year and a half into...

Trumperial Presidency

A January 29th letter from the U.S. president’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz claims that the president cannot possibly obstruct justice, can refuse a subpoena to testify, and...

The Presidential Pardons

Remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby who served as an adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney? From 2001 to 2005, Libby held the offices of Assistant to...

Strong as Death

OH, GAZA. Strong as death is love. I loved Gaza. That is a play on words. The Biblical Song of Songs says that love...

Taking the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom from Bad...

The GOP's appointment of prominent purveyors of anti-Muslim hatred to positions on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is both disturbing...

Fathi Harb burnt himself to death in Gaza. Will the world...

Fathi Harb should have had something to live for, not least the imminent arrival of a new baby. But last week the 21-year-old extinguished...