Monthly Archives: January 2014

News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 8, 2014. Submitted by Arlene Kushner. “A Long Hard Struggle” I’m encountering a lot of anger here in Israel, and the depression that often follows.  Pit-of-the-stomach anxiety, too.  How could it be otherwise? Kerry took off on Monday but plans to be back very soon.  His “framework” is still …

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Jake Lynch – BDS FAIL take two.

A second hearty mazel tov is in order to the Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, Jake Lynch, for yet another MAJOR BDS FAIL. Try as he might, he can’t get it right. Here at JDU last month we reported. “The New …

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The Obama-PLO Assault on Israeli Sovereignty

The tidbit below was written by Caroline Glick and published in the Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu reportedly agreed to release terrorists from prison because Kerry told him that he had to make a big concession: either release murderers or effectively surrender Israel’s national rights to Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem by abrogating Jewish …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 5, 2014. – Submitted by Arlene Kushner.   “Where Are We Going?”   The date I have written here is 2014, and I am pleased that I remembered.     With all honesty, this was the major change that “the new year” represented for me.  But I have no …

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The Ultimate BDS Fail!

Palestinian Authority becomes first customer of Israel’s Leviathan gas field So while the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) anti-Israel activists in the USA and Europe don’t buy a tube of dead sea face cream produced in Israel, the Palestinian Authority will now be purchasing $1,200,000,000 worth of natural gas from …

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BDS IN THE PEWS

Apologies to the NGO Monitor for ‘borrowing’ the name of the great section on their site – BDS in the Pews  which is a more than excellent initiative. NGO Monitor  itself is a huge and valuable source of information which everyone should have at the top of their favourites list. …

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‘Bethlehem Unwrapped’: Rally for Israel – update

These are the last videos I will post. Please go to Sussex Friends of Israel Facebook page for more. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sussex-Friends-Of-Israel/521248807933259 All the wording is from Simon Cobbs on the FB page. I think St James’s Church deserves priority to the Saturday BDS action. On reflection, St James’s response to us …

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Ask the Rabbi on a “virtual reality” minyan

A VIRTUAL REALITY MINYAN Question.  If a shule has problems with a minyan, how about a “virtual reality” minyan? Answer.  A minyan, a quorum of ten males of the age of Bar-Mitzvah or over, is needed for Kaddish, K’dushah, Bar’chu and the Torah reading. The ten, who may include the …

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Surprise !!! Corruption in the Palestinian Authority.

A member of US Congress has called to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority,  due to the growing impact of PMW – Palestinian Media Watch exposure  of salaries being paid to terrorists . This is reverberating  in International Parliaments. Last month, December 2013, the  Dutch Parliament in an overwhelming …

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Incitement to Murder at San Francisco State

It has been a number of weeks since I have discussed the situation at my alma mater, San Francisco State University, in which a number of political student organizations, including the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), called for murder. The signs read, “My heroes have always killed colonizers.” It …

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So sayeth the good Pastor of St. James’ church.

Of course, where else would ‘good’ Pastor Winkett of St.James’ church Piccadilly go to have an article published? Somewhat of a rhetorical question I know.  The good old Guardian is the only place given its blatant anti-Israel stance. I doubt any other publication would be quite as biased. Read here. …

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Time For The Vicar To Hang His Head in Shame?

On my penultimate post (which concerns the heinous replica “Apartheid Wall” outside St James’s Church, Piccadilly, which according to a church steward cost 30,000 quid !!! They must hate Jews, mustn’t they, to deprive the deserving poor of such funds, which came from private donors including the sponsoring charities!), a …

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