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Brandon Marlon is a Canadian-Israeli author whose writing has appeared in 150+ publications in 23 countries. His script The Bleeding Season won the 2007 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. His poetry was awarded the Harry Hoyt Lacey Prize in Poetry (Fall 2015), and he is the author of two poetry volumes, Inspirations of Israel: Poetry for a Land and People, and Judean Dreams.

ARTICLES BY: Brandon Marlon

January 11, 2015 11:04 am

Memo from the World’s Moderates to the Muslim World

O, Believers! We have to talk. Something's gotta give. All you among the Umma are human beings, and like all humans, capable of tremendous good. You are...

November 18, 2014 3:43 pm

A Woman Dressed in Black

Who could have seen this coming? Jews are being run over, stoned, stabbed, screwdrivered, hatcheted, and shot at point-blank range. It's enough to make one long...

November 11, 2014 12:14 pm

Suicide Nation: Competing Pathologies in the State of Israel

With this Third Intifada (2014-?) overtly underway, the bleeding season is once again in full swing in Israel. Jews are being murdered in increasingly resourceful...

July 30, 2014 10:57 am

Jewish Warfare: A Traditional Perspective

In the timely hour of battle between Israel and its neighbors, it is helpful to recall the timeless principles of warfare set out in the...

July 15, 2014 6:58 am

Muslim Zionism is Key to Mideast Peace

The latest Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, should it prove effective, will doubtless comfort some Israelis and disturb others. But all can agree that a ceasefire is a...

June 22, 2014 6:34 pm

When the Only Winners are the Benchwarmers

The battle of Mohammed's heirs is being fought anew in the Middle East. Tired of jostling for isonomy in Iraq and dismayed at the malversation...

February 25, 2014 1:16 pm

Heartland of the Homeland

For the Jewish People, the ancient tribal territories of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh - a.k.a. "Judea & Samaria" or the "West Bank" -...

November 14, 2013 10:27 am

Helpless in the Homeland: Israel Has Effectively Surrendered

An IDF soldier is murdered by his Arab coworker, and his body is dumped in a village well. Another soldier is shot dead by a...

August 1, 2013 10:51 am

Self-Respect: The Unrealized Vision for the Jewish State

In the nineteenth century, Theodor Herzl and other political Zionists shared a vision for a Jewish state that would allow the Jewish People to regain...

July 9, 2013 8:50 am

Reestablishing the Great Sanhedrin and Gerusia?

From the time of Moses and for over 1,500 years, the Jewish People had legislative-judicial councils that went by various names and exercised powers that...

May 28, 2013 1:22 am

Memo to Civilization

The doctrine of relativism is laudable for its egalitarian impetus, but falls short of the gold standard of common sense.  In theory, it is admirable...

March 12, 2013 12:39 am

Ambassadors All: Jews in the 21st Century

In his poignant and insightful writings, outgoing UK and Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks often avers that Judaism serves as "the voice of hope in...

December 24, 2012 6:41 pm

Rhetorical Style in Israel’s Declaration of Independence

On a warm Friday afternoon in May, shortly before the Sabbath's arrival, a black chauffer-driven vehicle pulls up in front of 16 Rothschild Boulevard in...

December 4, 2012 10:26 am

Annexation and Withdrawal: A Modest Proposal

When is enough really enough? For the State of Israel, apparently, still not yet. Israeli military occupation over the "West Bank" is a 45-year-old mistake and...


‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi...

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ Resigns Amid Polanski Controversy

The management of the "French Oscars" resigned en masse on Thursday after weeks...


From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...


In Echo of 2018 Incident, Swastikas Found Painted on Columbia University Pr...

Echoing a similar event two years ago, swastikas were found painted on Columbia University property on Friday. According to The Columbia...

Middle East

Turkey Tells Russia That Attacks in Syria’s Idlib Must Stop

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday he told his Russian counterpart that attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately and that a lasting ceasefire had to...

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