Jewish Journal

The Editorialists’ Settlement Fatigue

By Avi Davis

November 15, 2010 | 1:46 pm

For more than 35 years it has been de riguer among American editorialists to talk of Israeli settlements in the West Bank as an obstacle to peace.  After all, there are now 121 of them... read on

  • Goodbye Gabi Avital

    By Avi Davis

    October 26, 2010 | 11:08 am

    It seems that the State of Israel also has its thought police.

    In early October, Dr. Gabi Avital, the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Education, was fired from his job after giving an interview in which he said, among other things, that computers were sometimes a crutch for... read on

  • Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    By Avi Davis

    October 11, 2010 | 10:44 am

    The resumed Israeli-Palestinian peace process is not four weeks old and it seems to have already been reduced to the realm of a Gilbert and Sullivan farce. Utilizing the issue of the West Bank settlement construction freeze as a point of contention, the two sides now appear to be... read on

  • Roger Waters Builds His Wall

    By Avi Davis

    October 6, 2010 | 10:07 am

    It would be fair to say Roger Waters knows a thing or two about walls. After all, he has been singing about one in particular for nearly thirty years.

    The Wall, Waters’ 1980 opus with his former band Pink Floyd, was designed as a study in rock star alienation. Over the course of... read on

  • To Freeze or Not to Freeze?

    By Avi Davis

    September 13, 2010 | 11:24 am

    Benjamin Netanyahu might feel the ground around his feet getting a little colder these days.  Palestinians are demanding that a ten month freeze on settlement construction (due to expire on September 26)  be extended and will halt peace negotiations without it.  Netanyahu’s right... read on

  • Why TIME Magazine Doesn’t Care About Objectivity

    By Avi Davis

    September 13, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Could there be a more provocative cover story for a major U.S. magazine?

    The cover of this week’s TIME, set in a blue background and emblazoned with the image of a Star of David constructed of daisies, blares the vitriolic question ” Why Israel Doesn’t Care About... read on

  • Stephen Hawking’s Leap of Faith

    By Avi Davis

    September 8, 2010 | 6:09 pm

    Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable of living human beings.  Afflicted by neuro-muscular dystrophy (Lou Gehring’s Disease), today he has the use of only his cheek and a finger.  And yet despite his affliction, this man has become one of the giants of the scientific world,... read on

  • The Passing of Paul Conrad

    By Avi Davis

    September 6, 2010 | 5:53 pm

    Encomiums have poured in from around the world today for the celebrated former Los Angeles Times cartoonist Paul Conrad.  The three time Pulitzer Prize winner, who died on Saturday at the age of 86, won renown as a political satirist, whose liberalism was worn as a badge of honor... read on

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Avi Davis is an attorney, journalist, commentator, documentarian and president of the American Freedom Alliance.

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