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Just a Trick

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). Once I heard the following story from the then Swedish ambassador in Paris: "In 1947, when the UN was discussing...

The Day of the Rhinos

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). I recently mentioned the German word Gleichschaltung – one of the most typical words in the Nazi vocabulary. "Gleich" means "the...

The Center Doesn’t Hold

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). "The best lack all convictions, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity!" Is there a better description of what...

A Document with a Mission

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). When David Ben-Gurion read out Israel's declaration of independence (officially: "Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel") on...

Those Funny Anti-Semites

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). Anti-Semites make me laugh. They are so funny. I know that many will consider this statement frivolous, if not obnoxious, considering...

“Us” and “Them”

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). No. It's not "us" and "them". Not "us" – the good ones, the moral ones, the righteous ones. Or, to put...

My Terrorist, Your Terrorist

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). So is Hezbollah a terrorist organization? Of course not. So why has the Arab League decided that they are? Because most...

The Great BDS Debate

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). Help! I am walking into a minefield. I can't help myself. The minefield has a name: BDS – boycott, divestment,...

The Last Trump

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltxpress). A farmer comes to the big town for the first time. He visits the zoo and stands for hours transfixed...

Holy Water

Tel Aviv, Israel (Weltexpress). He appeared out of nowhere. Literally. The Israeli Police needed a new commander. The last one had come to the...
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