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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Israel Matzav blog is superb

Carl in Jerusalem, who runs the Israel Matzav blog, follows things much more closely than I do, and he has none of the reluctance to criticize the Olmert government that I do.

(I always feel that it is a bit unfair for someone like myself in the Diaspora to criticize the Israeli government publicly, for a number of reasons: there may be nuances I am not aware of, I aim at Jewish unity in this blog, and I try as hard as I can to give benefit of the doubt to those whose lives are directly at risk based on their own decisions. This doesn't mean that I haven't been very disappointed and upset at various actions taken by the leaders of Israel, but this is not the venue to tackle those topics. Israeli bloggers don't have the same constraints that I impose on myself.)

Here are three in a row that are must reads: