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Netanyahu: Anti-Semites falsely accuse Israel of war crimes, expansionism and human rights violations

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May 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm

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Deputy Foreign Minister: ‘Pathological hatred’ of Israel is becoming ‘the most dangerous form of anti-Semitism’

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May 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

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After Brookings’ O’Hanlon leaves RT discussion on Iraq, Grant Smith explains Saban’s 2002 pro-Israel takeover of institution

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May 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

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Maduro: ‘Mis abuelos eran judíos. No somos antisemitas’

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May 8, 2013 at 1:31 am

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Netanyahu: ‘I intend to plug Israel into China’s socket’

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May 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

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ADL imagines ‘a world without hate’ (or, how to defame legitimate criticism of Zionism)

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May 6, 2013 at 11:40 am

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Rabbi: Religious Zionism is ‘like a powder keg’

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By Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Passionate Attachment
May 3, 2013

In a fascinating Vox Tablet podcast discussion of the major role of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son, Zvi Yehuda, in the history of religious Zionism and the Kooks’ influence on the so-called “settler” movement, Rabbi Shai Held speaks of the dangers of this increasingly influential theology in Israeli politics. Paraphrasing Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Rabbi Held, the co-founder and dean of an egalitarian yeshiva in New York, warns:

This is really dangerous stuff. This is dynamite that you’re playing with. The combination of messianism, a sense of the ontological difference and superiority of the Jews, a sense of the ontological uniqueness of the Land of Israel, the increasing embrace of militarism; all of this, combined, is like a powder keg.

Maidhc Ó Cathail is an investigative journalist and Middle East analyst. He is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @O_Cathail.

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May 3, 2013 at 6:41 am

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