Monthly Archives: October 2015

Into The Fray: What now?

Persisting with its declared willingness to establish a Palestinian state while being unable to make the perilous concessions this calls for, makes Israel looks disingenuous and devious. Al-Aksa [Mosque on the Temple Mount] is ours… they [the Jews] have no right to defile it with their filthy feet. We will …

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Arlene from Israel: War. Whatever They Call It

This is a difficult posting to write, because the issues are so complex.  But an exceedingly important one. Since I posted yesterday, there have been several more attacks by Palestinian Arabs on Jews. The most recent took place in Afula, in the north, where a Jewish man was moderately stabbed …

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Arlene from Israel: Navigating Choppy Waters.

It has become apparent to me that some of my readers, living outside of Israel but totally devoted to Israel, have an inflated sense of her potency.  And I want to start by addressing this. That we should stand strong, for example, against the violence of Arabs, absolutely!  And I …

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Arlene from Israel: Boy, This Is Tough!

Boy, This Is Tough! I have promised myself that I will attempt to stay cool as I research and report on world events. Not unsurprisingly, agitation takes a real toll on me. Have been doing great, but then I read what Kerry said yesterday in Valpariso, Chile, where he was …

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Jihad and the Destruction of History

Islamists and Jihadis love to blow things up. Islamic Jihad just called for a return to suicide bombings against Jews in Israel, but when they aren’t blowing up Jews they just love to blow to smithereens the ancient antiquities of other cultures. Anyone who follows the chaos which is the …

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Arlene from Israel: Am Yisrael Chai.

The Nation of Israel Lives – Am Yisrael Chai Here in Israel, we have just completed Simchat Torah, a holiday of joyous celebration of the Torah.  Many of us found it difficult to go into the holiday.  A strange thing: To celebrate on holidays, even in the face of tragedy …

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My weekend with the antisemites (and 2 Zionists) at Exeter.

I have just returned from Exeter, where the university held a 3-day conference discussing ‘Settler Colonialism in Palestine’. Far smaller and less organised than the conference that the University of Southampton cancelled, this collection of anti-Zionists ranged from well- known ‘academics’ from the US, Beirut and Australia to several ‘wannabees’ …

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BBC’s Changing Headline.

There are certain fundamental facts of life that everyone knows. What those facts are can often differ according to gender, religion, race, nationality. Take two people and show them some incident and often they will come away with two different “facts.” I am, for the most part, thoroughly amazed by …

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The True Nakba of the New Palestinians.

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The Arabs who now call themselves Palestinians consider the Nakba as a pivotal event in their history. Nakba refers to the trauma of the failure of the mighty Arab nation to wipe out this little blotch on the map called Israel.  We Jews had the gall to come home and …

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Arlene in Israel: A Posting Written in Pain.

I had no intention of writing now, before Shabbat. But I must. Because I have no confidence that the international news agencies will put this out.  And people must know: Last night, a young couple from Neria was driving between Itamar and Elon Moreh, in Samaria, with four of their …

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Arlene from Israel: Not to Panic.

Mahmoud Abbas delivered an address at the UN General Assembly yesterday.    It was the address that he had promised would include a “bombshell” at the end. Bombshell?  Presumably, that he was walking away from the Oslo Accords of 1993 and following. Well… ~~~~~~~~~~ The NY Times headline for the …

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