Author Archives: Avner Boskey

These are the Days of Izvestia

On March 15, 1917 the editorial board of the Communist Party newspaper Pravda welcomed a new member – Joseph Stalin. The name chosen for this flagship journal –‘Pravda’ – is the Russian word for ‘truth,’ though its original usage also referred to ‘justice.’ The first medieval law code of Kiev Rus (ancient Russia) was known […]

Hebrew translation of August 8 2021 newsletter – תשעה עיוורים הודים והפיל הישראלי

תשעה עיוורים הודים והפיל הישראלי                                                                                                                     מאת אבנר בוסקי הערה – מאמר זה נכתב ויצא לאור ב-8 לאוגוסטת 2021. מאז יש כמה התפתחויות חשובות כגון הנושא של חיסוני ילדים, ההחלתה של ה-FDA שנותן אישור (כביכול) לחיסון אך עם הגבלות ברורות, וכו’. לדאבוני מאמר זה לא נוגע בפרטים חשובים אלה.   משל הודי עתיק (500 לפנה”ס […]

Nine blind Indians and the Israeli elephant

An ancient Indian Buddhist parable (circa 500 B.C.) tells of nine blind men who had never encountered an elephant. Each one was given a different part of the elephant’s body to touch, and then was called upon to describe the pachyderm. It comes as no surprise that each description was totally different from his neighbor’s! Each […]

Elisha’s arrows, Sauron’s eye, and Ahithophel’s counsel

The Middle East is never boring. Fast paced events over the past few weeks included: Iranian-Gazan instigated riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a flexing of their ambition to lead the push for an Islamist caliphate concerted jihadi rocket attacks (over 4,300 total) on Jerusalem and Israel’s civilian population (fired by Hamas – ‘the […]

In every generation they rise up to destroy us

Hamas’ Ramadan war has bled over into Pentecost (Sunday evening May 16), the Jewish feast known as Shavuot/Feast of Weeks in Deuteronomy 16:10: “Then you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks to YHVH your God.”  This is the third time Hamas has initiated rocket attacks on Israel’s civilian population during a Ramadan season, considered in classical Islamic sources […]

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