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I never thought one day I would care if my name was public. I never imagined I would have almost 20K followers who are interested in reading my random thoughts, or essays. I certainly never thought I would one day be a topic of conversation for QAnon.

How did I get here?

One of the first things you notice when you join Twitter, is how little people care about you or what you have to say. I will never forget the first time a person told me: “why should I care about the opinion of an account with 10 followers”…


Supporters of President Donald Trump storming the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021 [Leah Millis/Reuters]

I am so uncomfortable with this tweet. I wanted to stay out of this debate as it has many merits on all sides, and it is also very toxic and I have nothing to gain but a massive headache if I responded. Alas, let’s go for it.

Conflating social media platforms with government sanctioned rules of free speech is a common mistake by many. A country’s speech laws apply to social media platforms, but social media platforms have the right to apply their own additional rules, for better or for worse.

The existing reality that social media speech has…


American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society by Shaul Magid

This article is a translation of Shaul Magid’s book review by Tomer Persico.

During the early sixties, Leo Strauss conducted a series of lectures under the provocative healidne: “Why Do We Remain Jewish”. Strauss would open with an address of liberal democrats, where discriminating against a portion of your public, is forbidden, yet cannot be avoided when done privately. These same rules which separate religion and state, also prevent the state from dictating its citizens what to believe, even if those beliefs are racist or antisemtic. Therefore, Strauss determined that Jews have no choice but to remain Jewish. …


UNGA Resolution 181 (II). Future government of Palestine Annex A Plan of Partition with Economic Union (27 November 1947)

Did Zionism necessitate the displacement of Palestine’s Arab population. The simple and short answer is no.

I previously expanded on Zionism and the Jewish identity, connecting our history, diaspora, religion, and culture with, what I like to call, passive vs. active Zionism. However, has active Zionism, we recognize from the 1800’s, inadvertently cause the displacement of Arabs in Palestine, commonly known as the Nakba?

While Zionists expressed (at least outwardly and officially) a clear will to divide the land by land purchase and Jewish settlement, local Arab leaders and the Arab league, who spoke on behalf of locals (but not…


the Shalom Al Yisrael Synagogue floor mosaic, Jericho. Late 6th or early 7th century CE.

The common misconception regarding Zionism, is that it was conjured up by one bearded Austro-Hungarian Jewish political activist, named Theodor Herzl. After all, he was rightfully nicknamed “The Visionary of the State”. There is no denying the path from Herzl to the establishment of the Jewish state, but was that really the first manifestation of Zionism, or was that merely the first western manifestation of the modern concept of a nation?

Herzl formed The World Zionist Organization to promote Zionism in 1897, in Basel, Switzerland. …


“I am screaming with the top of my voice: We stand by the Syrian Army and the people of Syria.”

“Leila Khaled never harmed a single human being.” This sentiment echos through the various progressive spaces, time and time again as talk of revolution, struggle, and justice for women is the topic. Leila Khaled has cemented her icon-like status the day she hijacked a passenger plane, TWA Flight 840, in 1969, and then in 1970, an El Al Flight 219, one of the four simultaneous Dawson’s Field hijackings, as part of the campaign of Black September in Jordan.

When you search Leila Khaled, vast majority of articles you’d find are incredibly flattering and equally nauseating in their whitewashing of Palestinian…


Corbyn pictured making the four-fingered Rabbi’ah sign, a symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood.

There is nothing more devastating than coming to grips with the idea that for some, your life just doesn’t matter. This is the case for Jews living in Britain today.

Hate is as old as humanity. It is an ocean that ebbs and flows. It has the power to devastate nations, destroy civilizations, and wipe out entire communities. It will never be defeated, but it cannot be fought if it is not acknowledged.

How many times does a person get to endorse, platform, and support Holocaust deniers, Jew killers, and terrorists before we can name him an antisemite?


Linda Sarsour and Rasmea Odeh, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine convicted by Israeli military courts for her role in the murder of two students, Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe in the 1969 Jerusalem Supermarket bombing.

“For Palestinians, Zionism is the dispossession, displacement, and dehumanization of our people.” — Linda Sarsour, 2019.

1948 never ended for Palestinians and those who support the notion of the return to Palestine as a one state for all. …


The West Bank including areal designations

In a perfect world, the area previously known as Palestina, would be a thriving democratic nation for all people, regardless of religion, to live in as free and equal citizens. In a perfect world, Palestina’s neighboring nations would allow trade and travel to all people, much like the US and Canada. It’s a lovely utopian thought experiment that has zero to do with reality.

The question isn’t whether the settlements in the West Bank are legal or not, the question is whether having military presence and de facto, military occupation in Area C, is necessary to Israel, and what are…


Wearing Antisemitism with Pride

Hamsa Art by John Speaker.

The 2016 election of Donald Trump, sent waves of shock and dismay both in the U.S. and across the Atlantic. A man notorious for despicable comments on women, minorities, and even his own colleagues, is now the leader of the free world. Opposite of him, was the first woman to be nominated by the Democratic Party. This monumental event continues to play a part in our daily social and political discourse. The left has set Trump and what he represents as our enemy to be resisted at all cost. ‘We need women and especially women of…

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