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From InfoWars to CustodyWars – Covering the Alex Jones Trial

“Which one of y’all tweeted about the cookies?” The attorney posing the question looked down the corridor where I was sitting on a bench at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin working on my laptop. I raised my hand and … Continue reading

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Longhorns, pass by

It was at a shitty pizza place in south Austin that I first realized sports dreams come true sometimes. I was 17 that afternoon in 1996, sitting at Double Dave’s on South Lamar with my best friend and his cousin, … Continue reading

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My Gaza War

I rear-ended some settlers in a mini-van in the West Bank that afternoon, just before pulling into the settlement of Talmon for the funeral. There was no damage and we parted ways with a smile, joining the convoy snaking up … Continue reading

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What’s heroism in the face of terror?

The quiet that Israel had experienced for over a week was shattered by an attack on Sunday that was more pathetic than terrifying. Video of the attack in Rosh Ayin shows a 23-year-old Arab woman from Kafr Qassem awkwardly flailing … Continue reading

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My father in the Marines

A bugler played Taps for my father a few minutes before he was lowered into the ground on a Friday afternoon last August. I hadn’t seen the bugler, standing at attention near the overpass on Hancock Lane, just beyond the … Continue reading

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After the knives are put away

The uniforms and pistols make them look like police, but they aren’t cops. They’re members of the Tel Aviv municipal public order patrol – set up by the city this past year to deal with public disturbances, noise ordinance violations, … Continue reading

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They came to watch the bridge explode

Judging by the pre-game hype in the national press, something akin to the moon landing or the planting of the US flag on Iwo Jima took place in Tel Aviv on Friday morning, as hundreds gathered in the center of … Continue reading

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Looking for a quick fix to ‘price-tag’ attacks, human rights be damned

These days, Israel’s leaders are desperate, or at least at a loss on how to stop a fringe element of Jewish extremists that has long figured out how to dictate the path of this country, no matter how few they … Continue reading

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Meek Mill vs Drake – Good for the Jews?

(In light of the terrible, awful events in Israel/Palestine in the past few days, it was decided that a temporary departure for this blog may be in order) The latest hip hop feud has certainly been good for one Jewish … Continue reading

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Beyond the public eye, a new mafia killing season may be brewing

On Saturday night in Ashkelon, locals were evacuated from their homes in fear – for the first time since the end of Operation Protective Edge in late August. The reason wasn’t a long-range rocket fired from Gaza, but an improvised … Continue reading

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