Monthly Archives: March 2013

Obama in the Holy Land

Israelis have always had a fixation with anything American. I remember in the 80’s and 90’s, and even today to some extent, when an advertiser wanted a product to sell, the description “just like in America” would be added. To this day I still get ads on Yahoo suggesting I try my luck in the […]

Judea and Samaria- Part 2: The Historical Connection

(link to Part 1- Judea and Samaria/ The West Bank- What’s it all about?) It is no coincidence that leading Palestinian politicians have recently “Palestinianized” many local historical figures, such as Jesus Christ, as well as the biblical Philistines. The Israeli-Arab conflict is firstly a conflict of legitimacy: who is the legitimate native people of […]