Alexander Maistrovoy

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Memo to the sheep being prepared for slaughter: You are living in ‘Absurdistan’

Memo to the sheep being prepared for slaughter: You are living in ‘Absurdistan’

By Alexander Maistrovoy At a Party meeting the Party leader addresses the audience: “All of you will be hung tomorrow. Do you have questions? Silence. The Party leader: “I will repeat the question. Tomorrow you all will be hung. Does anybody want to say anything?” A timid voice is heard from the audience: “Shall we […]

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Kissinger on Israel's coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Kissinger on Israel's coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

By Alexander Maistrovoy Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated — and I quote the statement word for word: ‘In 10 years, there will […]

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When regimes lose power: What Syrians want and what they fear

When regimes lose power: What Syrians want and what they fear

By Alexander Maistrovoy A quarter of a century ago the people of Central Asia and Caucasus also tasted freedom. It was the taste of blood. “The first task of the historian is to make a careful sketch of the manner in which the events he recounts took place. The history of religious beginnings transports us […]

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United States of Islam: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

United States of Islam: The logic behind the emerging Arabic Caliphate

Arabic Caliphate is not a figment anymore: fragments of the Middle Eastern regimes will soon form a group of islands called The Muslim Archipelago

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Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

Turkey, Israel and the totalitarian consensus

By Alexander Maistrovoy Political commentaries about the events in the Middle East resemble mythological plots written by an experienced censor. Myth doesn’t need facts. It adjusts the facts to its own paradigm. And ideological mythology is not an exception. Western journalists’ commentaries on Middle East problems, give me a sense of deja vu ́. It feels […]

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What the Palestinian people want, in practical terms

What the Palestinian people want, in practical terms

By Alexander Maistrovoy  “In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed”. (Stanisław Jerzy Lec)    History knows many proofs of the famous proverb: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. High-minded dreams of some result in sweat, tears and blood for others. Not long ago Libya was a prospering country. Medicine, education […]

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Measuring Moscow against Israel's 'friends' in the West

Measuring Moscow against Israel's 'friends' in the West

By Alexander Maistrovoy Russia is probably not a friend of Israel, but much less dangerous than the West. “Another Tack: Kremlin or Canossa?” is the name of Sarah Honig’s article in the Jerusalem Post about Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow. I agree with Sarah on everything, almost on everything, to be more precise. Russia is the ally of […]

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How the West imagines the Middle East, and how it really is

How the West imagines the Middle East, and how it really is

By Alexander Maistrovoy In the middle of the 15th century the waters of Lausanne lakes were flooded with bloodsuckers that afflicted the population of the city. To stop this misfortune, rich citizens asked for assistance from famous Heidelberg ecclesiastics. A criminal case was initiated against the contemptible creatures. Some of them were brought to court to […]

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Words have multiple meanings in the rough-and-tumble world of Israeli democracy

Words have multiple meanings in the rough-and-tumble world of Israeli democracy

By Alexander Maistrovoy Our century is the epoch of cheap clichés, vulgar shows and aggressive ignorance. Smug professors accuse their opponents of Stalinism, knowing about Stalinism not more than schoolchildren. Semiliterate journalists use the word “Nazism” for the description of Guantanamo base or Israeli prisons. Pacifists call soldiers dispersing demonstrators in Bilin “fascists”. Pathology becomes the norm, values […]

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Islam's bad habit of eradicating the cultures it displaces

Islam's bad habit of eradicating the cultures it displaces

By Alexander Maistrovoy Welcome to the Holy Land: Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi in Hebron, Bilal Ibn Ribah mosque in Bethlehem and Al-Burak Wall… Recently the Palestinian Authority sanctioned a research project aiming at denying any connection between the Western Wall and the Second Jewish Temple destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. The project approved by PA President […]