Monthly Archives: February 2011

Feeding Jewish Fears of Egypt’s Democratic Uprising

It’s understandable and predictable that many Jews would be looking at the events in Egypt with the implications for their own concerns in mind. I have already written about the dangers of this kind of narrow-mindedness, especially if it entirely … Continue reading

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Freedom and Democracy Aren’t Only for Jews

This piece is cross-posted from Eretz Acheret where it was published today. The implications of the uprising in Egypt, especially if it ends with the ousting of the Mubarak regime, will be felt far and wide. Israel in particular has … Continue reading

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A Mistake of Historic Proportions?

After days of confused and mixed messages, the Obama administration finally seems to be making it clear that it wants Mubarak to go now. Officials still refuse to say this bluntly in public, but it’s being reported that this is … Continue reading

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Testing Times

Now that the Mubarak regime appears to have instigated concerted attacks against the pro-democracy activists, everyone with an opinion about whether its rapid fall is essential and to be welcomed, or whether there must be a gradual handover that prevents … Continue reading

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Isn’t Democracy for Everyone?

It looks almost too good to be true. Good-natured but passionate demonstrators massing in their tens of thousands in Tahrir Square today. The manifest desire for political and economic reform, not bloody revenge. The army pledging itself to protect the … Continue reading

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