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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... 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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  • Middle East Peace Requires A Warmer Nest

    By Avi Davis

    September 6, 2010 | 5:46 pm

    There is an old Yiddish proverb ” Beware of still water, a still dog and a still enemy”.  That is an adage Benjamin Netanyahu’s peace delegation might take to heart as it prepares for peace talks in Washington this Thursday.  For months the Palestinian Authority has been... read on

  • Is There a Word in Hebrew for Treason?

    By Avi Davis

    September 6, 2010 | 5:32 pm

    Ahmed Tibi is an Arab and the Deputy Speaker of Israel’s Parliament, The Knesset.  As such, he enjoys a immunity from prosecution for incitement and for making statements which could be interpreted as endangering his country’s security.  Indeed, over the past three years... read on

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