Monthly Archives: January 2014

News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. No Time to Spare: Talking about Israel’s Legal Grounds If the Israeli building in Judea and Samaria destroys the peace process, then, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU ambassador to Israel, declared just days ago, “Naturally, the blame will be put squarely on Israel’s doorstep.” Naturally: …

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Obama and the Sharia Bomb

Tom Wilson in an article for Commentary entitled, Clapper: Iran Ready for Nuclear Breakout,  points out that immediately after Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, in which he patted himself on the back for allegedly halting the progress of Iran’s nuclear program, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, claimed otherwise in …

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Latest News : Johansson stepping down as Oxfam ambassador

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is ending her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticized over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman Wednesday said the 29-year-old actress has “a fundamental difference of opinion” with Oxfam International …

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BDS big time fail – SodaStream big time WIN !!

‘Israel Group SodaStream is believed to be the first Israeli firm to introduce a court case against the Palestinian lobby.   SodaStream is another Israeli miracle, so is that why the anti-Israel folks are so angry? Yes, but also it must really bug them that so many Arab Palestinians work …

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OzTorah: Torah reading – T’rumah

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple. A PRISONER IN THE SYNAGOGUE. In this week’s sidra the command to build the sanctuary (Ex. 25:8) is not what we would expect. Instead of saying, “Let them build Me a sanctuary and I will dwell in its midst”, God promises, “…and …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 26, 2014: Legal Grounds. These are the legal grounds Israel has in Judea and Samaria – charges by the international community not withstanding.  It is what I – and my co-chair on this effort, Jeff Daube, head of the Israel office of ZOA – …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi on black hats

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple. MARRYING ON TUESDAY Question.  Why is it considered good to get married on a Tuesday? Answer.  The Creation story has the constant refrain that when God saw what He had made, He said it was good. On the third day, however, He …

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Miriam Margolyes: proud new Aussie – ashamed old Jew

Last Australia Day, Margolyes became an Australian. Julie Power wrote: Margolyes is known for her honesty and humour. But when it comes to becoming an Australian citizen, she is earnest. ”I feel just sheer happiness, sheer joy.” She first came to Australia in the late 1960s after meeting Heather, her …

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‘The Enemy Within’ – Take 2

Browsing my saved anti-Israel Facebook pages earlier, I opened one I haven’t looked at in a while. To tell you the truth, anti-Israel sites make me sick to the pit of my stomach at the best of times, but Jewish ones more so, so it takes some doing What I …

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ZioNazi

ZioNazi: A Few Political Thoughts by a Pissed-Off Liberal American Jew in the Age of Obama Introduction: Defaming the Jews on the Progressive-Left The Betrayal: Stating the Problem 9/11 and America Gone Crazy The Blogs and Bush Hatred Progressive-Left Anti-Zionism Universal Human Rights encounter the Multicultural Ideal Jewish Stockholm Syndrome …

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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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Hezbollah part of money-laundering ring: Australian Police

Probe uncovers that Australians were unknowingly aiding laundering of hundreds of millions of dollars abroad. Sydney, Australia. Photo: REUTERS Australian police revealed on Thursday they had cracked a major global money-laundering ring with operatives in more than 20 countries and funds syphoned off to groups reported to include Hezbollah. The …

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Stephen Fry hates bigotry – unless it’s against Israel!

The Age’s Craig Mathieson reviewed a new ABC series, in which Fry talks about  homophobia in different countries, giving examples from Uganda and Iran. Craig comments: Would it surprise you to learn that the ”rabidly homophobic” people we meet in Stephen Fry: Out There (ABC1, 8.32pm) are bafflingly ludicrous zealots? …

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