Tag Archives: Israel

The Riots in Jerusalem Explained

Big, violent riots in Jerusalem (July 22-23 2017). Last week, three Arabs Muslims with Israeli nationality killed two Israeli policemen in Jerusalem. Reminder: All of Jerusalem is under the control of Israel, has been since 1967. Before that, under Jordanian … Continue reading

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Bad Day for Favorite Liberal Causes (Corrected)

An earlier version of this posting contained a big mistake. Shame on those who read it for not yelling! Amnesty International, that well-known right wing conspiracy organization just came up with disturbing news. According to AI, Hamas, which governs the … Continue reading

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The Ottoman Empire and Libertarianism; Ebola

A week ago in the allied blog Notes on Liberty, economist Fred Folvary asked in a speculative mode whether the re-establishment of the Ottoman Empire would not be a formula for peace in the troubled Middle East. The question is … Continue reading

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Gaza: The Moral Issue

It’s 1938, Poland’s economy is 1/8th of the economy of Germany next door. Poland has a democratically, properly elected government but an authoritarian one. Supporters of the Polish ruling party assassinate three German teenagers. The Polish government fails to condemn … Continue reading

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Huge Hamas Victory! (With an Update)

Big (Muslim) brother Egypt orders Hamas to stand down in Gaza. Hamas more or less obeys. Gazans have lost about 150 people, including children but also including two high-level leaders, in a few days. One of the gone leaders was … Continue reading

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Paul Vindicated by Crackpot; Dr D. Confounded and Humbled!

Recently, I posted several short essays suggesting or affirming that Republican candidate Paul has little respect for facts. I gave several examples and challenged his followers to explain, account, reference. My last challenge concerned the Congressman’s statement to the effect … Continue reading

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News From Palestine

Big News? The authority in charge of 2/3 of Palestinians living in territories contiguous to Israel seeks recognition at the UN for a Palestinian state. I am not sure why this is news. Several comments: Neither the US nor Israel … Continue reading

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