Carnage day 12

Yet another carnage between Israelis and Palestinians. Unstoppable death drives. But Daniel Grossman writes that “even in wickedness there is a limit.”

The black avalanche


The black avalanche has arrived: the victory of national-religious extremism in Israel opens the scenario described in my novel The Metamorphosis of the Poppies

Among the ultra-Orthodox of Mea Shearìm

The present day suffering of the Ukrainian reminds me of that of the ultra-Orthodox Ukrainian Jews in the nineteenth century and my childhood in Mea Shearim.

Two invasions compared

Today I’m comparing two invasions: that of the Ukraine by Russia, and that, in June 1967, of the Palestinian Territories by Israel.


In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I side, as you know, with the Palestinian people, especially for their daily suffering.

The religious umbrella of Uncle Sam

Israel has always been the protégé of the USA. I focus on a little known aspect concerning the impact of religion on relations between the two countries.

The lost opportunities

The opportunities for peace between Israelis and Palestinians have been very few and unlikely. However, they deserve to be remembered.

Fear of strangers

Fear of stranger is a component of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An emotion that favors belonging to a group in which to feel protected.

Settlements without peace

Israeli settlements in the West Bank constitute the main obstacle to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Holocaust and the birth of Israel

On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a question arises: Would the State of Israel have been born without this tragedy?