These are not things that even come up in any other nation in the world. In Israel they are minor obsessions. There is a reason for this, although Israelis will never admit to it. The reason is that even right wing Israelis know that Israel's actions and policies concerning the Palestinians are wrong and immoral. How can they not? They can deny the truth but their compensation is that they place the blame on the Palestinians themselves. They transform the Palestinians into a collective that is worthy of hate and no good thing can be said about them. They transform Israel into a bastion of morality and rightousness that becomes the perennial victim to Palestinian brutality. The world can only watch and wonder as right wing Israelis remove themselves so far from reality that they don't even recognize reality anymore.
U.S., China, Afghanistan and Pakistan launch new round of Afghan peace talks (AP)
The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
The Las Vegas Review-Journal's editorial board states the casino magnate wasn't involved in the endorsement decision.03:11 06.02.16 | 2 comments
‘Borderlife,’ the book at the center of a controversy involving the Education Ministry, depicts a desperate attempt by the protagonists, a Jewish woman and an Arab man, to make love, not war. The issue of assimilation that it raises cannot be dismissed lightly.10:21 06.02.16 | 0 comments