Book Review: A New Genesis by Shimon Peres
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / July 14, 2020

His worldview and predictions for a better world shaped his speeches and willingness to compromise with militants and extremists in his own party, opposing political forces, as well as other countries. To his credit, Mr. Peres is one of the few politicians, worldwide, that even attempts to start a discussion about a “new Middle East”, a very divisive topic.

Book Review: Justice in the West Bank? by Yonah Jeremy Bob
Latest Posts / November 18, 2019

I really enjoyed that the author concentrated on several personalities in the system, and their interaction on high-profile cases, some which changed the way the courts worked. It is an eye opening, balanced account in which Israeli and Palestinian lawyers, as well as IDF judges sometime find themselves at odds with the security apparatus.

Fun Facts: Sholem Asch
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / November 1, 2019

The drama 1906 God of Vengeance (Got fun nekome) takes place in a Jewish brothel and includes Jewish prostitutes, lesbians, and throwing of the Torah across the stage. The play was translated into about a dozen languages and was very controversial. It was hailed as artistic and beautiful but also as immoral and misrepresenting Jewish traditions.

Book Review: Jet by Russell Blake
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / June 4, 2019

About: Jet by Russell Blake is the first book in  a series about a former Israeli Mossad assassin. Mr. Blake is an international best selling author of action/adventure novels. 292 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Language: English ISBN-10: 1500176109 My rating for Jet – 4 Buy Jet from Amazon.com* More Books by Russell Blake* Thoughts: I enjoyed reading Jet by Russell Blake, a fast and violent book with a female protagonist. Even though it is exciting, the plot felt formulaic with no big surprises. I thought the author used the same shtick as many other authors to humanize a female protagonist in many other books. The protagonist is has an abusive past, but someone is still tagged as “assassin material”. I haven’t met many assassins or spies during my life, but people who become work in that field don’t usually come from that kind of past – the best spies don’t look like models, but those that can melt in the background and disappear. They’re also not full with rage, or they’ll last one assignment, at the most. I really liked the idea of the novel though, a tough lady, retired from intelligence apparatus by faking her death, than being sucked back in. strangely, for a foreigner…

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