Op-Ed: On Israel. On pride. On anti-Semitism.

Before I begin, let me clarify that this is not about the contents of the resolution passed on Sunday night or the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate. This is about something much more pressing that has been growing on this campus since I got here. I’m only writing now because I want to believe that […]

Bibi wins, but change is afoot

I’m sorry to say that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s tenure will continue. Despite considerable Israeli and American surprise at this news, this victory was to be expected. This election is being characterized in a number of different ways, most prominently called “The Referendum on Bibi.” I prefer to call it a de-facto “Referendum on the Israeli […]

For Israelis, a special St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day 2015 is a special day not only to the Irish, but also to Israelis. I say so because come March 17, Israelis will go to the polls to select their new government. Though I generally wish the Israeli right wing wielded less power, Israeli elections are pretty fun on the whole. The […]

Bibi Netanyahu’s one way street

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to speak in front of Congress — without a Presidential invite — in the middle of his own campaign at home is worthy of admiration only for sheer boldness. In every other sense, Netanyahu’s decision to intervene in American politics to benefit his campaign while feigning obliviousness to the disrespect […]

My grandmother’s gas tank is always full

My grandmother’s wartime experience was similar to that of any other young American woman who lived through World War II. She sold war bonds at her university. She worked at an airfield. She volunteered at a hospital. She served on the home front while three boyfriends, several friends and countless acquaintances died on the battlefront. […]

Rivlin defies expectations

Israel’s right wing just isn’t what it used to be, try as Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu may to speak for all Jewish people. He doesn’t, by the way. At the end of the day, Netanyahu is no Menachem Begin. Storied Prime Minister Menachem Begin was a complicated man. He headed the Irgun terror organization […]