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Arlene from Israel – The Horrors and the Hope

Never do I relinquish hope, my friends. Not even in the midst of growing horrors. And so I begin here with something we did right: the way we handled the “threat” of the “Freedom Flotilla.” The flotilla, carrying a total of 47 passengers, was comprised of four boats, lead by …

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Dear Palestinian Shooter – How the Heck Did You Do That?

Dear Palestinian Shooter, Happy Ramadan. I can tell by the news each day that your people are having a wonderful month. Just days into it and already they’ve hit dozens of cars and buses, one man beaten to death, several stabbed, and repeated attacks on the light rail in Jerusalem …

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Into the fray:The logical lacunae of the Left – Ari Shavit at AJC

Despite Shavit’s eloquence, his message was nonsensical, myopic and logically inconsistent –heavily tinged with the soft bigotry of low expectations from the Palestinians. It is no secret that AJC believes in the two-state solution as a better, more practical alternative than all the others that have been proposed – Michael …

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Reply to Gaza: “Land of the trapped”

This is the text of a letter I wrote to Kevin Doyle, author of Gaza:land of the trapped, about the printed article. Reply to the video which, at least to my mind contains worse errors, will follow in a new post. ====== Dear Mr. Doyle, There doesn’t seem to be a comment …

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Arlene from Israel – Beyond.

Editor’s note: This item today from Arlene is of importance and needs to be shared widely. ~~~~~~~~~~ Beyond all comprehension. Beyond what is remotely tolerable. Integrity? This, of course, we cannot not speak of at all. In the end, we can only speak of avarice and self-serving short-sightedness and just …

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Even Peaceniks are terror targets

Winston Churchill famously remarked “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” I’ve often suspected the reason some Jews join with our enemies is that the belief that if they support terrorists who want to destroy Israel and the Jews, they will be spared. …

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Arlene from Israel – Never Easy.

But we might wish it were not quite so difficult. We begin with the report on the Gaza war of 2014 prepared by the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry (COI), which was headed by Mary McGowan Davis.  It was released yesterday, and while not as flagrantly outrageous as …

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How the Zionist-Left Prolongs the Arab-Israel Conflict

This is re-published from 2013. The Zionist-Left is responsible, at least in part, for prolonging the long Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East.  It is also responsible, at least in part, for encouraging the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS) and for encouraging rising …

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Why Jewish Refugees are the correct response to BDS.

The man behind the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, Omar Barghouti, is a PhD student at Tel Aviv University. Yes, you read that right — Tel Aviv, Israel, home of “apartheid” and the worst of alleged human rights abuses. In an interview explaining the aims of the BDS …

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Arlene from Israel – Again…and again…and

On Friday, Danny Gonen, 25, had gone with his friend, Netanel Hadad, for a dip in the Ein Buvin spring near Dolev (a village in the Binyamin Regional Council of the Shomron, north east of Jerusalem). They were returning when their car was flagged down by an Arab. When they …

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Palestinians agree Israel rules Jerusalem, world treats as divided.

The Palestinian Arabs and Israelis last managed to negotiate an agreement in September 1995. That agreement, Oslo II, was intended to be an interim agreement after which a permanent resolution was to be reached in five years. However, five years later in September 2000, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat walked away …

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Arlene from Israel – The Ups and Downs

Lots of “downs,” for sure, but we have to also seek out the “ups” wherever we can find them. ~~~~~~~~~~ American-born Michael Oren – historian, immediate past Israeli ambassador to the US, newly elected MK in the Kulanu party, – has surprised me, and a whole lot of other people …

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O little town of Bethlehem.

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie. This little tid-bit is from Kay Wilson,  a person I am proud to call a friend. Kay  is a British-born Israeli tour guide, jazz musician and cartoonist. She is the survivor of a brutal terror attack. Since the attack …

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Arlene from Israel: Ongoing.

It’s obvious that many of the happenings I write about, rather than being discrete events, are snapshots of a continuing situation.  And so, I must return to these continuing situations repeatedly. It is only a couple of days since I wrote about Obama’s horrific policies regarding Iran.  I said then …

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Arlene from Israel – Slander without End.

Promoting lies about Israel’s “villainy” has become almost routine in many agencies and many parts of the world. Sometimes it reaches proportions that are so ludicrous, so without possible basis in fact, that it becomes a sort of self-satire.  There was recently, for example, the action of the World Health …

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Arlene from Israel – Dealing As It Comes.

In my book, no issue in the news takes precedence over the negotiations with Iran. I feel as if I keep repeating myself, and yet I must, because each time after I’ve written that the situation has deteriorated vis-à-vis the negotiations, it gets worse still. I am, quite frankly, confounded, …

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From The Desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM.

Well, we are off to Israel next week for the meetings of the Jewish Agency and it will be great to be back there. When discussing matters pertaining to Israel one of the challenges is how to differentiate between rhetoric and reality. In a nutshell, broad based opinion in Israel, …

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Arlene from Israel – Sharing

Note: An important piece today from Arlene not to be missed… We mourn his passing of David (Dudu) Rotem, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Monday. Rotem – a lawyer – had served as a Member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beitenu from 2007 until the most recent elections. …

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Yerushalayim, Jerusalem, or al-Quds?

An excellent piece re-cycled from Oct 18, 2013. In a recent comment by Pam at Mufti of Jerusalem Screeches for Jewish Blood as Jewish “Progressives” Lie Down and Die , wrote: And by the way Mike, I totally agree we should not refer to Judaea and Samaria by its Jordanian …

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Arlene from Israel – Fighting with Head High.

 “Imagine if there was a country you had no personal connection to, that people accused of being an apartheid state. This state was constantly condemned all over the world, and in the UN, for war crimes and human rights violations. Imagine if this country was claimed to be founded on …

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