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  • Not Really Images of Peace

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    July 30, 2013 | 6:54 pm

    The images of released killers boasting their triumph are not images of peace.

    In October 2011 Palestinians cheered 1,027 prisoners, responsible for 569 deaths, whose release was forced upon Israel by what basically was a hostage situation. Among the released, the likes of Ahlam... read on

  • My German Passport and the Funneling Decision

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    July 19, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    When I got my German passport, based on my grandparents’ credentials, it was clearly stated by the Germans that the next generation will not be eligible for a citizenship. The buck, or the Mark, stops with me. But 10 years later, while renewing my passport, the consular clerk urged... read on

  • Inevitability, Mr. Anderson?

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    July 4, 2013 | 8:45 pm

    No writer in Hollywood could have gotten it better. Revolution in Egypt: a season finale shocker.

    For decades it was common knowledge that Hosni Mobarak is sitting on a barrel of Islamist explosive, that only his firm hand is keeping the Muslim Brotherhood from taking over the... read on

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  • Doing Well, Thank You.

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    April 8, 2013 | 12:08 am

    The Irish Teachers Union members are oblivious of the symbolic week they had picked to adopt an academic boycott on Israel. One may argue the justice behind this move; I’d argue it has nothing to do with justice. Even the grimmest Apartheid reality the Irish teachers may imagine to... read on

  • Apology? Extortion.

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    March 24, 2013 | 6:22 pm

    On Thursday, as President Obama was getting ready to deliver his vision of peace to Israeli students, the alternative to that vision was typically expressed by a rocket attack from Gaza. On Thursday morning the contrast between the two visions was clearly illustrated; Just a day... read on

  • New Approach Please

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    March 20, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    “I hope that he [President Obama - A.B.] will see our life here, and will want to do something about it,” said an anonymous Jerusalem teenager to Israeli radio in anticipation to President Obama’s visit to the country. There’s no doubt that the President had seen and heard a lot... read on

  • Dutch Symbolism

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    March 11, 2013 | 12:48 am

    Every so often the symbolism of an event would be multiplied by great timing. Such was the Dutch government recommendation to label goods from Israeli settlements in the midst of the kidnapped UN soldiers crisis in Syria. The connection? The inclusion of the Golan Heights in the... read on

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