Tag Archives: Israel

Arlene from Israel: A Howl of Fury

Nothing less will do… Five days since the end of Rosh Hashana – which had been for me a time of spiritual high, offering a sense of my place in the world. How badly I had wanted to hold on to that high. I knew, of course, that there was …

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Arlene from Israel: Shifting Focus.

Sort of.  The Iran deal is of primary concern, and so, the major attention I’ve paid to it has been critically important.  In fact, I fully intend to return to this subject very soon.  It could not be otherwise, with Congress now re-convening and about to begin debate on the …

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Arlene from Israel: Carrying on with Vigor.

The end of last week was tough: With the declaration of Senator Mikulski (D-MD) that she would support the Iran deal, Obama had the number of votes he needed to block the Senate from overriding his veto of the Congressional rejection of his Iran program.  At least on paper.  My …

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Arlene from Israel: One Messy Affair.

I am referring, of course, to the whole business of the votes in Congress on the Iran deal. Netanyahu has come out with a statement, echoing what I and others said yesterday, that things can still change, and we must keep fighting. Those who oppose the deal have already achieved …

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Arlene from Israel: Don’t Stop!

I cannot pretend it is looking good for the Congressional vote on the Iran deal. But we must continue to make every possible effort to defeat it. Congress convenes next week, on the 9th, after a summer recess, at which point debate on the issue begins. Vote will be taken …

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The lies and the myths of the anti-Israeli crowd.

 How many lies and distortions can be spread in a single article? Sometimes, when reading on stories about Israel, so ludicrous the web being weaved, I somehow expect to hear Rod Serling overhead announcing that ‘I am traveling through another dimension’ accompanied of course, by the Twilight Zone’s classic music …

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Arlene from Israel: More Light, in the Midst of Darkness

We here in Israel we speak a good deal these days about a world arrayed against us – a world ready to do business with Iran for self-serving reasons.  In doing my writing, I have been remiss in not mentioning Canada, under the leadership of Prime Minster Steven Harper (pictured …

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Arlene from Israel: Seeking Rays of Light.

However painfully overcast the current situation is, we should not see it as totally dark. Those “rays of light” must be sought, and nurtured, even as we see what is going on with clear eyes and face it with stiff spines. Turning back to the Iran situation and Congress, which …

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Arlene from Israel: Weary, and More Weary Still

  I suspect most of my readers will understand where I am coming from, in selecting today’s subject title.  How can any thoughtful person consider the state of the world and not feel exhausted to the very bone? Nothing, but nothing makes for more exhaustion than the Iran issue. According …

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Into the Fray: Why now? The hypocritical hullabaloo over Jewish ‘terror’

Dismantling “settlements” is the only goal the Israeli Left really cares about & its pursuit justifies all means, however mendacious or malevolent. It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change… If I had a world of my own… [n]othing would be what it is because …

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Arlene from Israel: Unfolding Nightmare.

On Friday, I wrote about the letter Obama wrote to Jerrold Nadler (D – NY 10th), in which he stated that he considers Israel’s security “sacrosanct” and intends to provide additional military assistance to Israel if the deal passes. At that time I asked, rhetorically, if anyone imagined that we …

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Arlene from Israel: Spinning.

It is, without question, to be considered good news that the earth is still spinning on its axis. Things being what they are these days, one might begin to wonder. But the fact that my head is also spinning is not exactly cause for celebration. Without a doubt, the record …

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (Aus) helping everyone – except Jews!

Most of us are familiar with those friendly MSF ( Doctors Without Borders) people asking us to donate, and are in awe of such selfless individuals offering medical help in impoverished countries. MSF’s website showcases its humanitarian credentials, caring for the world’s poor and oppressed:  Médecins Sans Frontières is the world’s …

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Arlene from Israel – Looking Further.

A friend of mine commented yesterday on my posting (which in fact she liked) that it felt strange because “we are programmed to expect more and more [on] Iran.”  Sad but true. So as not to disappoint, I will write this pre-Shabbat posting with more on Iran.  But with a …

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Arlene from Israel: Shifting Focus.

The Iran deal is still there, hanging over us.  But it’s time to consider some other matters. I begin with “Jewish nationalism and ‘the settlements,’” an op-ed by Moshe Dann, in today’s JPost.  It is highly relevant to current issues, as you will see as you read my full posting.  …

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Arlene from Israel: Sinking Low.

Editor’s note: This is an important piece, please share. It has been my practice, when writing about the Iran agreement, to deal as much as possible with facts. But in some respects this is no longer possible, as the case being made by the Obama administration has sunk to a …

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Arlene from Israel: Steadfast.

No other way for us to be:  Heads up, eyes on what matters, resolve undiminished. But oh, is it tough these days. ~~~~~~~~~~ I want to return to Obama’s talk of last week, to consider a couple of additional matters. He does not simply provide a position, he attacks. And …

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The Obama Administration Lays Foundation of Blame at Israel for a Potential War with Iran

Barack Obama

President Obama has not only begun to lobby aggressively to win support for the P5+1 deal on the Iranian nuclear program, he has begun to lay the foundation of blame for a potential war squarely on Israel.Diplomacy or War? US President Barack Obama: “Let’s not mince words: The choice we face is …

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Arlene from Israel: Running Scared.

Perhaps to the casual observer President Obama appears cool and in control – confident of his positions and the success of his “diplomacy.”  But it doesn’t take an advanced degree in psychology to figure out that he’s worried – really, really worried – about what’s going to happen at the …

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Arlene from Israel: “Rush to Judgment”

In the early hours of last Friday morning, in the Arab village of Duma, in Samaria, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a home, causing a fire that killed a  toddler, Ali Saad Dawabsha, and severely injured three members of his family. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Palestinian-baby-killed-in-suspected-W-Bank-Price-Tag-attack-410734 Graffiti spray-painted on the wall led to …

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