I’ve been quiet for the past few days because I’ve been preparing a major profile-expose of a major American Jewish publication and one of its star contributors. The research and writing has taken a long time, which explains the absence of new posts. By tomorrow, this two-part series should commence and I believe you’ll find it was worth the wait.
In the meantime, as the year comes to an end and some of you contemplate choices about charitable gifts, I want to ask you to make a contribution to support this work. Tzedakah, what many of us call philanthropy, comes from the Hebrew word tzedek or justice. Tzedakah is not an elective act. It’s something one must do to support tikun olam, a better world. You believe in justice or you wouldn’t be here. Justice is the foundation of this blog. So now do you own act of justice by giving a gift.
If you read this blog regularly or even infrequently you know that while there may be other voices online which share my (and your) politics, there’s no one doing what I do. No one regularly defies the Israeli generals, intelligence chiefs and censors to expose the inner workings of the Israeli national security state. They may hate me but I know they read me. How else will they find out which of their ‘secrets’ I know? This is work that is hard, painstaking and requires constant research and cultivating close, ongoing relationships with Israeli sources. It’s simply not being done by anyone else–at least not to the extent that I do.
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A happy, just and peaceful New Year!