Author Archives: Yossi Gurvitz

Evidence undermines Israeli gov’t claim that Eilat attackers were Gazans

The Minister of Defense and the Prime Minister claim the terrorist attack last week came from Gaza. They have yet to provide any proof – and the evidence looks dubious. An unknown group carried out a combined attack from Sinai … Continue reading

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Israeli security forces are detaining hundreds in Awarta– Why?

In 1990, I was serving as an operations sergeant in the Dir El Balah – a town in the Gaza Strip – in the so-called Civil Administration. On Rosh Hashana of that year, a reservist soldier named Amnon Pomeranz made … Continue reading

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Seeing the elephant in front of you

Shmuel Sermoneta-Gertel has basically accused me of being a racist, after referring to Avigdor Liberman as a Homo Sovieticus. I contend that claim. The term “Homo Sovieticus” has a very distinct meaning. It refers to someone who accepted basic Soviet … Continue reading

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