Troy: The bubble of delusion

Salman Abu Sitta, a London-based Palestinian, recently attacked me, along with my cousin Adele Raemer, for living in a “denial bubble” about the nakba, the supposed destruction of his home by the “Zionist invasion of Palestine.” His one-sided attack, published on the anti-Zionist news website Mondoweiss, shows that the real conflict is not about the […]

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Troy: The miracle is how much we’re actually united

The growing gap between the Diaspora and Israel has become this year’s BJW: Big Jewish Worry. Three decades ago, Jews worried about intermarriage. Two decades ago, Jews worried about “continuity”; the intermarriage problem reframed. A decade ago, Jews worried about Israel’s delegitimization. Five years ago, it was BDS; the anti-Israel boycott. We haven’t solved any […]

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BEWARE OF BDS ‘GASLIGHTING’

On Nov. 13, the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) kindly honoured me with the first-place designation of the Louis Rapoport Award for Excellence in Commentary. This accolade, part of the 36th annual Simon Rockower Awards, was for three CJN articles I wrote last year: “BDS: bullying, demonization and slander,” “Let’s honour Israel by calling out […]

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