Hagada Hasmalit

a critical review of israeli culture and society

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Two important voices for peace have come out openly in support of an imposed solution to the conflict: Uri Avnery and Professor Ze’ev Shternhal. Their logic is that such a ...

Posted by רני On April - 6 - 2010 0 Comment

In my previous article (“In Search of the Jewish People, Part I“), I discussed the legend according to which Jewish prayers that express a longing for Zion are proof of ...

Posted by רני On April - 1 - 2010 0 Comment

Peace is a long time coming.  Moderates constantly looked for ways to unblock frozen convictions and to convince the public to give peace a chance. This is one of the ...

Posted by רני On March - 30 - 2010 0 Comment

In January 1077, King Henry IV walked to Canossa. He crossed the snow-covered Alps barefoot, wearing a penitent monk’s hair shirt, and reached the North-Italian fortress in which the Vicar ...

Posted by רני On March - 27 - 2010 0 Comment

Thirty-four years have passed since the first Land Day and nothing has changed.  The system has just become more sophisticated, that’s all.   Even today, as the Zionist construction in Sheikh ...

Posted by רני On March - 25 - 2010 0 Comment

IT IS already a commonplace to say that people who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat their mistakes. Some 1942 years ago, the Jews in the province called Palaestina ...

Posted by רני On March - 23 - 2010 0 Comment

On 9 March 2010 the Knesset held a special session in memory of 12 Jewish terrorists, members of the Etzel and Lehi [1] underground organizations, who were hanged by the ...

Posted by רני On March - 21 - 2010 0 Comment

Currently, around 500,000 Jews reside illegally in over 120 West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements as well as dozens of outposts. Their numbers grow daily despite occasional pledges to curtail ...

Posted by רני On March - 13 - 2010 0 Comment

BRAZIL: In 1971, the military dictator of Brazil, Emilio Medici, commented somewhat regretfully that, “The economy is doing fine, but the people aren’t.” Ofcourse, he was claiming at the same ...

Posted by רני On March - 13 - 2010 0 Comment

Some weeks ago, Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in Rome, was released after serving 28 years in prison. The motives for his act ...

Posted by רני On March - 7 - 2010 0 Comment

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Gaza is not Bagdad – Yet

Both within the ranks of Hamas and Fatah, there are hot headed trigger happy adventurists ...