Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mr Diskin – The Public is not Dumb and not Ignoramus

As is my habit, before I sat down to write this article I was not content with second source quotes and watched the video clip in which the former head of the security service Yuval Diskin talked about the Iranian … Continue reading

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Three IDF Generals Who Fell in Israel’s Wars

On the IDF Memorial Day, I thought it would be appropriate to remember the three most senior officers who fell in Israel’s wars. General David (Mickey Stone) Marcus was the IDF’s first General. He was born in the US and … Continue reading

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On the Roof of the Last House in the Town of Yamit

The time is midday. The date is April 21st, 1982, the last day of the town of Yamit. The bulldozers have already finished demolishing all the houses of the town, but in the corner of the south eastern quarter, one … Continue reading

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What Future Awaits the ‘Future’ Party?

When I read that the name of Yair Lapid’s mew party will be ‘Atid’ (Future), I could not avoid recalling the ancient ‘HaGashash HaKhiver’ skit, which unfortunately I could not find on YouTube or on Google. From vague memory, the … Continue reading

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100 Years to the Sinking of the Titanic

The story of the Titanic has already been written, pictured and filmed countless times. If the drama is boiled down and the focus is set on a few technical aspects, it is no doubt possible to draw a few lessons … Continue reading

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Good to See a Missile Breaking Up First Thing in the Morning

We woke up yesterday to two joyful items of news which arrived from North Korea. The first – that the North Koreans launched their three-stage missile despite clear warnings that the American food supply would be halted immediately. The second … Continue reading

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We Should Learn From the Americans How to Deal with Unwanted Visitors

It is unclear why Israel always finds itself on the hunted and explaining side after provocations like the Marmara flotilla and the breaching of the borders fences, and certainly of the kind we will see at Ben-Gurion airport this coming … Continue reading

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