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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CENTER FIELD: ADDRESS INVISIBLE ELECTORAL ISSUES: THE MAASARWE AND BIADGA TESTS

Election campaigns are like spotlights focusing intense light on a limited number of issues, while rendering others invisible. Clearly, this election campaign will pivot around the Netanyahu corruption scandals, the Hamas and Hezbollah threats, the Palestinian stalemate, Israel’s economic future. Spotlighting those issues will leave other compelling issues in the shadows. As proof, most politicians, […]

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