Among the many odd bits of education I’ve picked up here and there, I’ve had the pleasure of receiving some very useful training in General Semantics – a rather obscure discipline that is very difficult to define, but which can be described as a system for promoting accuracy of thought and feeling. (One of my […]
Watching a watchdog: HonestReporting veers off course
On 8 December, media watchdog HonestReporting came out with a special report on the new – and already discredited – United Nations Human Rights Council. The report is worth a read, although there’s not much there to surprise anyone who follows the United Nations and its relationship with Israel. As I dutifully read through the […]
The Son Also Rises
According to the Jerusalem Post, Ariel Katsav – son and purported alibi witness of Israel’s embattled President Moshe Katsav, who has been accused of multiple counts of sexual harassment and rape – has now himself been accused of sexual harassment by a fellow employee of Israel Railways, where the younger Katsav is Director of the […]
Haveil Havalim #96 has arrived!
Soccer Dad has done it again – another great edition of Haveil Havalim (the Jewish/Israeli blog carnival) is off the virtual presses. This edition is extra-special, since it includes a post from You’ll Come for the Terrorism; of course, there’s lots of other great stuff to read, too. Enjoy!
Bradley Burston and Beit Hanoun
Of all the English-language columnists in the Israeli press, there is only one who consistently writes stuff that I wish I’d written myself: Haaretz’s Bradley Burston. I don’t always fully agree with him – he’s generally a bit to my left politically – but he’s always thoughtful, and, unlike many Haaretz writers, he’s never so […]