Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington

Image (above): Ahasuerus and Haman at the Feast of Esther, oil painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660. Netanyahu drew on the story of Esther, the Jewish queen of Persia, in his speech to the U.S. Congress. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. This time, he […]

The massacre of Gaza

Just over two weeks ago, a rocket fired by radical Palestinian militants killed an Israeli citizen. The rocket was fired from inside the Gaza Strip, the most crowded and defiant of Israel’s Arab reservations. It killed someone outside the strip. This was wrong, of course. Israel responded with a full-scale military assault that quickly killed […]