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David Mamet Tells the Left to Go Screw

The following tidbit was written by Marnie Winston-Macauley and published by Israpundit. The year 2008 was a very strange one for the Liberal literati of New York and Hollywood. It was the year they believed playwright, screenwriter, director, essayist, novelist and poet, David Mamet, “outed” himself as a Conservative. For many of …

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The Indigenous People – updated.

The tidbit below was written by Jonathan Tobin and published in Commentary: By attempting to portray the Palestinians as the “indigenous people” of the territory on which the State of Israel and the administered territories exist and the Jews as the colonial settlers, they are perpetrating the big lie of Palestinian history. …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – “Bye Bye Negotiations”

    Shabbat starts late at this season, which allows me the time to do a post – but even so, Shabbat is Shabbat and this will be brief. The nine-month negotiating deadline of April 29 came and went with no resolution of the issues, and no promise of an …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Throwing Up My Hands

  April 27, 2014: Throwing Up My Hands. How much can one write about the moribund “peace process”?  (Please read through, as I move to another very important subject.) There is only one piece of good news regarding the “peace process”: Netanyahu and the Security Cabinet came through. After a prolonged …

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Abbas Plays More Games with Holocaust Statement

  One of the top headlines of the day is,   “Abbas Calls Holocaust ‘Most Heinous Crime’.”   How touching, if only it were true. He actually said in Arabic it was the “ugliest crime,” which was later translated to English as “heinous.” Still, it sounds very compassionate until you …

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The Palestinian Authority Never Wanted Peace

  It’s safe to say the Palestinian Authority shot itself in the foot with the Hamas/Fatah reconciliation. By joining forces with a terrorist organization whose number one goal is to obliterate Israel, there can no longer be any doubt that PA President Mahmoud Abbas never intended to make peace, and …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – More on Freedom

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner.   April 23, 2014: More on Freedom Or lack thereof. Before I get to the more current news, I want to back-track just a bit.  Stay with me: see where I am going. As you may recall, at the end of March, we were expected …

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What’s Left?

With apologies to Nick Cohen, that’s a fantastic title and a book I still need to find and read ASAP.  This post is inspired by my own run-ins with alleged ‘liberal’ online antisemites.   I am a liberal.  I am a Democrat.  I am a Teamster.  I come from a …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Bad Scene on Several Fronts.

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner.   Where to start?  Last Tuesday, four IDF soldiers on the Golan Heights were injured – one severely – by an explosion near the border.  The IDF, convinced that Assad’s forces and not rebels were responsible, retaliated with several “strategic” hits on Syrian army …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Edmond Levy. In Memoriam

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner. This Tuesday, former High Court Justice Edmond Levy died at age 72. Levy was born in Iraq and came to Israel with his family when he was 10.  Roughly a decade after becoming a lawyer and opening a practice, he was appointed as a …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ -Purim and Its Lessons

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner.   Today, as I write, is Tannit Ester (the Fast of Esther), which precedes Purim.  In the Megillat Esther – the story of Purim – Esther fasts before taking action to save her people from annihilation. This Shabbat is Shabbat Zahor, when the weekly …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’ – Just Call Me Dubious

Written and submitted by Arlene Kushner. When last I wrote, I said I would be watching for the US response to the Israeli capture of the ship – operated under Iranian direction – that was carrying rockets intended for Gaza. As it turns out, besides the boiler plate response we …

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Galway Univ: Shout down of pro-Israel speaker “unacceptable” and “will be investigated immediately”

I am sure most of you  have seen the video of the foul mouthed outburst of Joseph Loughnane at Galway University. It appears the University is going to investigate the matter. “You’re f-ing Zionist, f-ing pricks, get the f–k off our campus” This video of an anti-Israel Boycottt Divest and …

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Israel Bashing, Lyons Lying and Antisemitic Denialism

Can I say I have never liked John Lyons, the long time resident anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, antisemitic denying journalist at The Australian?   I don’t think it is just what he writes that revolts me. There is something about his face. There is something about him that raises hairs and sends a shiver down the spine.  As …

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NYT Article; Conflict of Faith or Conflict of Interest?

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. I see this weekly update as having a dual purpose. The first; to enhance community members’ understanding and insight into issues they have probably already heard or read about. The second; to inform …

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PM Netanyahu Visits IDF Base Treating Wounded from Syria

Published on Feb 18, 2014 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits an IDF field hospital in the Golan Heights where people who have been wounded in the fighting in Syria are being treated by Israel. ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו מבקר בבית חולים שדה בבסיס צה”ל ברמת הגולן בו מטופלים פצועים מהקרבות …

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Contentions BDS on a Roll? Not So Fast

An article by Evelyn Gordon at Commentary Magazine. One of the BDS movement’s greatest assets is the fact that its every success gets massive media coverage while its failures (ScarJo excepted) are largely ignored. That’s why anyone following the news in recent weeks would probably conclude that boycott, divestment, and …

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“ZioNazi” Thesis Statement and a Synopsis of Chapter One

People familiar with Israel Thrives will find the below redundant. I believe that I have said pretty much everything that I want to say and am at this point consolidating ideas and organizing thoughts.  What we have below is merely the beginning of an attempt to do so. It is …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 24, 2014: A “Train Wreck” I’m been so focused on Israeli issues that I haven’t written about Iran and its nuclear aspirations for a while.  But now it seems very necessary. It has been crystal clear to me that Obama – I won’t say …

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Stephen Harper historic speech to the Knesset

The following is the full transcript of the speech, which was posted prior to finding the video,  made by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Israel’s Knesset on January 20th, 2014. Algemeiner “Shalom. “And thank you for inviting me to visit this remarkable country, and especially for this opportunity to …

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