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  • Yet another concert cancellation…

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    A 150-member choir from the U.S.A and a number of soloists cancelled their concert in Israel because of the “flotilla affair”

  • The Catholic Church The Orthodox Church and...the Emanuel Dispute

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 25, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    The Israeli Government must eliminate one of the current two Chief Rabbinates Offices to have only one and rotate the office between the two main streams.

  • I Beg Your Pardon, President Mubarak

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 23, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    Sometimes I think that I may have lost my sanity, but then on second thought I discover that it is the world around me standing on its head.

  • Emmanuel Haredim against Israel’s Supreme Court

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 21, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    The case: There is a school in a Haredi (Ultra Orthodox) Samaria town called Emmanuel in Israel. This school segregated its students based on ethnicity. Some are ethnically Ashkenazi, meaning they spent most of their Diaspora time in Europe since the Roman expulsion in 70CE. Some are ethnically Sephardic, meaning they spent most of their time in Arabia. The school is segregated simply because racism is a serious problem in many Haredi communities. This, we do not support, and we certainly do not support segregation in Israel’s schools.

  • Gulf Oil Spill, Obama’s Tanking Poll Numbers, and Israel Caught in the Middle

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 14, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    When the Persians assaulted the Spartans at Thermopylae in an attempt to add Greece to their empire, only 300 battle-hardened warriors stood in the way of Xerxes’ will. Of course, the Persian King thought he was a God, and that is why he failed.

  • Bring it On, Helen Thomas

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 13, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    A justified and understandable reaction to the now former head of the White House Press Corps Helen Thomas’ comments that the Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine and go home to Poland and Germany,” is to make a media snowball and demand her immediate firing/resignation, call her a bunch of names, accuse her of anti Semitic screed as well as justifying and agreeing with the Holocaust.

  • How Israeli Hasbara PR Can Win the Gaza Flotilla Fight

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on June 02, 2010 | Leave a Comment

    The hasbara battle looks grim. It seems like there’s no way we can win, no way to convince anybody that we were acting in self defense, no way to show that they started it, no way to come out of this situation with the upper hand. The truth is, there is one way we can win this fight and come out on top, but it will require one heck of a paradigm shift that the current Israeli leadership is not willing to execute. Neither are the people of Israel ready for such a shift, but I present it here as the only option Israel will eventually have no choice but to turn to when things get really, really tight.

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