September 23, 2023

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How Ezra the Great fed the poor of Aley

November 6, 2020 Ian the walls of the synagogue in Aley, in the Shouf mountains of Lebanon, survived the 1975 Civil War, but it remains a monument to the philanthropy of Ezra Anzarut, who built it. So generous […]

11/05 Links Pt2: The Guardian newspaper goes full Electronic Intifada; Trump’s legacy is guaranteed regardless of election outcome; Israel’s Bobsled Athletes Aim to Go Where No Israeli Has Gone Before

November 5, 2020 Ian Ian: David Collier: The Guardian newspaper goes full Electronic Intifada The Guardian just ran an article that could have been penned by activists at the propaganda rag Electronic Intifada. The piece heartbreakingly describes 41 […]

Houthis look a bit like….Nazis

November 5, 2020 Eldad Tzioni came across this tweet that is a video of Iran-aligned Houthi soldiers in Yemen. Looks like a colorized World War II film from Germany זו אינה הפעם הראשונה שהחות’ים בתימן מתועדים מצדיעים במועל יד […]

11/05 Links Pt1: A New Understanding Dawns in the Middle East; Israeli Minister Warns Potential Biden Policy Change on Iran Could Lead to War; Blaming the victim: Theo van Gogh, and the end of Free Speech

November 5, 2020 Ian Ian: A New Understanding Dawns in the Middle East In the aftermath of the new peace treaties between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan, important Arab public figures – from political officials to […]

This is what Palestinians consider an "achievement"

November 5, 2020 Eldad Tzioni The Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) is an EU-affiliated group of local and regional representatives  from the European Union and its Mediterranean partners to maintain political dialogue and promote interregional cooperation on a […]

Book review: who colonised whom and when will we care?

November 5, 2020 Ian Lichtenstein is an independent scholar and author of Sephardic Women’s Voices. Here she reviews Uprooted by Lyn Julius in Sephardic Horizons (Fall, 2020). The Jewish exodus from Muslim lands  and the flight of Palestinian […]

No one at the UN has used the term "Temple Mount" since 2019

November 5, 2020 Eldad Tzioni One way that international bodies and the media show their anti-Israel bias, and indeed at least latent antisemitism, is by adopting Muslim and Arab terminology for historically Jewish places. One of the most obvious […]

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