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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 dangerous for many reasons. He has no moral compass. He...
Ashkenazi Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews

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 says "the soul of a Jew", but the translator probably...
Disappearing Palestine

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 it retains control of occupied Palestinian lands. It's irritating because...
India claims the entire erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir based on an instrument of accession signed in 1947. Pakistan claims Jammu and Kashmir based on its majority Muslim population, whereas China claims the Shaksam Valley and Aksai Chin.

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 graphic documentation of human rights violations being committed by the...
Yitzahk Rabin and Shimon Peres

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 to the one whose episode I have not yet covered:...