Tweet Day before yesterday, I wrote: Reader Lulu send me an email pointing out something interesting, which is that Hezbollah is doing nothing right now. You’d think that this would be a perfect time for Hezbollah to force a two-front war on Israel. That it’s not doing so might be a good indication that, all [...]
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Tweet It’s been an incoherent day, one that never gave me the opportunity for contemplation and writing. Instead, I’ve been bopping here and there, and dealing with one thing and another. Nevertheless, I have been tracking the news, so I thought I’d just write up a mish-mash of thoughts about current issues and events. Gaza [...]
Tweet I ask, because I hope that’s what Israel does when it receives this request.
Tweet In my post yesterday about the corpse/prisoner swap in which Israel exchanged, I noted that an inviolate body is a very important part of Jewish religious law, going back to the ancient Jewish revulsion against pagan sacrifice and the subsequent desecration of corpses. (I also noted that I didn’t think that was a sufficient [...]
Tweet I’ve been moving around the internet a bit looking at stories about the way in which Israel turned a brutal, mass murderer over in exchange for two bodies. What’s fascinating is that the stories keep calling it a “prisoner swap,” as if there’s parity in the exchange. Prisoner swap, after all, implies that Israel [...]
Tweet In a post I did yesterday about the way in which liberals cherry-pick religious writings to support their ideological viewpoints, I discussed Rabbi Gamliel’s ancient edict about hostages, to the effect that the general good (tikkun olam) mandates that families may not pay a premium for a kidnapped family member, even if they can [...]
Tweet Michael Ledeen has a written a wonderful article that uses the evil in the world’s recent past (Hitler, Stalin), as a springboard for discussing the West’s resolute refusal to see the evil in its midst. I think the following paragraphs are the core of his argument, but the whole article is well worth reading: [...]
Tweet Not that they were ever really on, but when it comes to Obama, my gloves are off. I’ve concluded that the man is not just a liar and an ideologue, he’s stupid. With regard to the situation in Lebanon (where Hezbollah is using terror to topple the power of the democratically elected government), Obama [...]