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The enemy of my enemy: Europe’s Jews and the far right

The enemy of my enemy: Europe’s Jews and the far right By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey From the unprecedented success of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) in this month’s state elections in Germany, to the Front National’s defeat of its pro-establishment adversaries in last December’s local French elections, a ground-breaking political revolution is sweeping Europe and is […]

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Purim: Where is God in all this?

Purim: Where is God in all this? Purim is a time of merriment. Celebrants are allowed to drink alcohol to the point where they are unable to differentiate between the phrases ‘Bless Mordecai’ and ‘Curse Haman.’ But there is a darker side to Purim. Megillat Esther depicts an existential threat to the Jews. The Jews […]

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Netanyahu and the ‘knife intifada’: the unbearable lightness of responsibility

Netanyahu and the ‘knife intifada’: the unbearable lightness of responsibility Netanyahu has done nothing to prevent the current tide of terror attacks or to end the so-called knife intifada. Instead he prefers to play to the gallery by promising retribution and punishment after the fact. This is not good enough, says Paul Mirbach, who also […]

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Author Samuel M. Katz, in front of Germany’s counter-terror and special ops unit. Photo: Courtesy.

Israel’s ‘Ghost Warriors’ stealthily combating terror, says US expert on confronting Palestinian uprisings

Israel’s ‘Ghost Warriors’ stealthily combating terror, says US expert on confronting Palestinian uprisings By Ruthie Blum “Israelis have been masquerading as the indigenous Arab population since the turn of the twentieth century in order to infiltrate areas that otherwise would have been denied to them,” US-based author Samuel M. Katz told The Algemeiner, to describe […]

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Humanitarian Relocation of Arabs may be Israel’s only Remaining Option

Humanitarian Relocation of Arabs may be Israel’s only Remaining Option By Richard Mather Consideration should be given even to the heroic remedy of transfer of populations […] the hardship of moving is great, but it is less than the constant suffering of minorities and the constant recurrence of war – US president Herbert Hoover, 1943. […]

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Israeli food – how to make Shakshuka

  Israeli food – how to make Shakshuka Shakshuka is one of Israelis’ most loved foods. The dish, which was brought to Israel by Jewish immigrants from North Africa, traditionally consists of spiced stewed tomatoes topped with poached eggs. Now a staple on the menus of coffee shops and restaurants around the country, modern interpretations […]

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