Israel

Don’t tell me to “stay safe”

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 Don’t. Just don’t. Sometimes kindly meant words are the worst. On May 8th Trump pulled out of the disastrous Iran Deal. Almost immediately afterward Israeli citizens were warned that there would likely be an attack from Iranians based in Syria and communities in the Golan were instructed to make sure …

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Press Release: Activists Protest Nakba Ceremony at Tel Aviv University.

Dozens of activists from the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu demonstrated today (Monday) against the annual Nakba Day ceremony held by Arab and far-Left students at Tel-Aviv University. Im Tirtzu activists together with a number of wounded IDF veterans waved Israeli flags, chanted “Nakba Nonsense,” and handed out flyers. The activists also brought …

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From Israel: Necessary Confrontation.

We are on a roll!  Today Guatemala officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem. Right after the dedication, the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus held an event in the Knesset celebrating the two embassies newly dedicated in Jerusalem. The Caucus – which has 19 members from diverse parties in the Knesset – seeks …

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The US embassy in Jerusalem and Hamas riots.

As the US embassy is being opened in Jerusalem, Hamas is inciting riots on the Gaza border, using women and children as human shields, calling for martyrs to come die and even promising payment. Their disregard for the lives of their own people is evil. They threatened to storm the …

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From Israel: Bravo!

Today the new US Embassy in Jerusalem was dedicated and what a glorious day it has been. I knew I would watch the entire proceedings, which were very ably presided over by Ambassador David Friedman. What I did not know was how beautiful it would be or how deeply moved …

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From Israel: Center of the World.

Today is Yom Yerushalayim.  We celebrate the unification of our holy city.   Fifty one years ago, during the Six Day War, we liberated eastern Jerusalem from the Jordanian occupation that had existed since the War of Independence. That 19-year period of occupation was the only time the city was …

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Arab leaders not Britain to blame for Palestinian plight.

It is often argued by critics of Israel that the British custodianship of the land that is now Israel between the end of WWI and Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948,  essentially handed the land to the Jews at the expense of the hapless, helpless Palestinians. It is true that Britain hardly …

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From Israel: WOW and WOW AGAIN!

The head spins: things are happening so quickly. But it’s a good spin. A great spin. ~~~~~~~~~~ Let me back-track just a bit. Two days ago, when last I wrote, intelligence indicated the likelihood that there would soon be an attack by Iran launched from Syria; it was expected that …

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I am in awe of my country Israel and the times we live in.

My, how the world has changed. I woke up and looked at the news. It’s an Israeli thing, especially because of nights like last night. Amazing things can happen in the night. This was the headline: https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5256257,00.html TWENTY rockets were fired at Israel. Big ones that go far and cause …

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Special Alert ZFA:So what is happening between Israel & Iranian forces in Syria?

Early yesterday morning 10/5/2018 (Australian time) we woke to the news that at least 20 rockets had been fired at Israeli sovereign territory by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force in Syria. Soon after, the IDF tweeted, “a number of rockets were intercepted by the IDF’s Iron Dome aerial defence …

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From Israel: To Never be Afraid.

There is a song in Hebrew, which many of you may know: “Gesher Tzar Meod.” All the world is a narrow bridge, and the main thing, the main thing is to never be afraid. I will provide a link to this song below. I thought about it as I started …

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From Israel: Triumphant Take!

The YouTube link I provided in my last posting for the incredible Pierre Rehov video on the violence at the Gaza fence,  was not working – you may have discovered the same thing. Pierre confirms that YouTube took it down. He has put it up again with YouTube using a …

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Why Israeli Rule in the West Bank Is Legal under International Law.

An interview with Professor Eugene Kontorovich by Sarah Haetzni-Cohen. Q: From the viewpoint of international law, how can the legal position of Judæa and Samaria [West Bank] be defined? Professor Kontorovich: The question that should be asked is: What were the borders of Israel when it was first established? What …

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From Israel: Facing Down the Obscenities.

I have selected the term “obscenities” mindfully: in the sense of demonstrating a “crass disregard of moral or ethical principles.” It is important to deal with them, so that we can move on to a better place. We begin with what is going on at the Gaza fence. It seems …

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The Progressive attack on Israel.

Progressivism gave us hate speech, safe spaces, white privilege and Intersectionality. The scourge of Progressivism is sweeping through the United States, bringing with it a form of authoritarianism that is threatening the social fabric of the nation. Progressivism is a mutation from Liberalism, which it actually does not resemble at …

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From Israel: Jaw Dropping!

I knew that our Mossad was the very best, but this is above and beyond.  Many of you are already aware of their incredible feat; nonetheless, I lead off with the news of Israel’s intelligence coup regarding Iran. Last night, Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a bombshell address, in English, regarding …

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From Israel: Rumbling Thunder.

This post title is apt, first of all, from the perspective of the weather.  This week we have had extraordinary weather for Israel at this time of year.  Torrential, unexpected downpour, and with it, rumbling thunder; on Wednesday, there was even hail. This has generated flash floods in the Negev, …

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Into the Fray: Natalie Portman as a symptom.

Israel must convey a resolute message to arm-chair liberals who are staunchly prepared to defend their principles…down to the last Israel. …what I want to make sure is, I don’t want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there’s some people who become prominent, and then it’s …

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Im Tirtzu: New Video Game sends Shockwaves through the internet.

Press Release Im Tirtzu – “The Foreign Agents are Coming”: New Video Game Sends Shockwaves Through the Internet. A new video game following an IDF soldier’s journey home as he tries to dodge terrorists and far-left activists obstructing his path, has been making large waves on social media. The game, …

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Opinion piece. April 2018. “Israel is 70 years young.”

Israel is 70 years young. Her existence is a miracle, her growth and development have defied any reasonable predictions, and her achievements are amazing. The vibrancy and diversity of Israeli life are a marvel. Israel’s democracy and rule of law, morality and ethical principles, remain her compass through troubled waters. …

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