The Olympics that was (were?)

A runner friend of mine, said that he was dismayed by the Rio Olympics – tainted by the drug use scandals. A powerful article by Vic Alhadeff talks about the scandals of the 1936 Olympics Unsun...

Spidercam and the Captain

The ghastly events that happened in Paris,  is a painful reminder of the important but, here, dangerous consequences of standing up for freedom of speech. As a totally opposite escape,  I enjoyed an ...

Netanyahu playing politics by the pseudo dunam

If like me, you were wondering about the logic behind Netanyahu announcing a decision to convert some dumans in Gush Etzion into state land at this very minute,  this article here provides an explana...

Israel and the right and left

Allan Goldstein recently wrote a thoughtful article here   exploring the truism that Israel receives support from the right, but lacks support from the Left – despite the more natural things in...

Divest this – a great blog reaches 500

An excellent blog over several years has been Divest This which has provided perspective and guidance on how to successfully combat the BDS brigade. After 500 columns, the author is scaling back.  We...

Jews from Venezuela

Having a soft spot for South America, I have followed the difficult times faced by the Venezuelan Jewish community in the context of Chavez.  While one could hope that things will improve in the post...

Harrassment on UK Campuses

It’s appalling to read about the atmosphere at UK campuses; both anti Israel and anti Jewish, such that Jews feel intimidated.  This includes places such as Edinburgh University. An article on ...

Wow, Steve Solomon can move!

The Olympics has not been a great personal drawcard, but the footage of local Sydneysider Steve Solomon is VERY impressive. There is great footage of 19 year old Steve as a very fast finishing 3rd, g...