Monthly Archives: July 2016

Arlene from Israel: Stepping Forward.

Our steps here in Israel are not always as smooth as we might like.  But more often than not, when we stumble, we right ourselves (pun unintended) and keep going. A vote that passed in the Knesset Monday night represents a significant step for Israel.  It has been a long …

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Mothers of Terrorists– Mothers We Love to Hate

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Mothers of terrorists shock us, if we are still able to be shocked.  A translation of the words of the mother of the terrorist who stabbed Hallel Yaffa Ariel on June 30th has been making the rounds on the social media and regular news outlets.  She comes out in support of …

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The Last War.

Last week marked two years since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. Over the course of a month and a half, Hamas and other terrorists group operating in Gaza indiscriminately fired over 4,500 rockets aimed at Israeli population centres. Ultimately, Israel was forced to send its soldiers to enter into Gaza on …

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Who knew ?? Palestinians are NOT Philistines.

Philistine cemetery uncovered in archaeological dig in Israel, Goliath’s people were ‘normal sized’ A Philistine cemetery has been unearthed for the first time in southern Israel, shedding new light on the culture of the biblical giant Goliath’s people. Key points: Excavation of 30 years uncovers first Philistine cemetery ever found …

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My Trip to Nabagoya , Jewish Uganda

This is a re-post of the article written in March 2014 by Lorna Hopf. Jewish Uganda is something we know nothing about and is very interesting and given that PM Netanyahu has very recently been there and  thought it an ideal time to re-post it.. Please check the link at …

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Arlene from Israel: Looking Up.

I promised good news in this posting, and you will have it.  We should always be looking up, but sometimes it is easier than at other times. In my last posting, I mentioned talk about annexing Ma’aleh Adumim. This was proposed last Sunday, by the heads of the Knesset Land …

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J Street Jews-The new Uncle Tom.

I read that J Street received a great deal of money to promote the Iran deal. I used to compare Jew-hating Jews, like the members of J Street, to Kapos, those people who, working in the killing camps of the Nazis, had to make moral decisions regarding how far they …

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The Antisemitism of BDS.

The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign is inherently antisemitic. BDS campaigners deny this. They indignantly claim that they have nothing against Jews or Judaism, and are “only” opposed to Zionism and the State of Israel. They are either being disingenuous or it is evidence of their utter lack of comprehension …

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Arlene from Israel: Cutting Through the Pain.

Here I am, again, skipping over the good news.  My apologies for this, as I know my readers enjoy those good reports (as do I).  But once again, I feel compelled to focus on the not-good news: Some painful circumstances – disease, for example – may be unavoidable.  Others should …

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Walking with the Hezbollah in London.

  3rd July 2016. It’s ‘Al Quds’ day. An annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan. Yet another of the ever increasing number of days where an excuse is found to march against Israel. This particular day was introduced by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979. With …

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Palestine in the 1800s

 9,000 Photos from Palestine in 1800’s – with no trace of Muslims or mosques Félix Bonfils (1831-1885) was French photographer and writer who was active in the Middle East. Four years after his arrival he reported 15,000 prints of Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Greece, and 9,000 stereoscopic-views. He traveled to the region several times and we …

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Anything to say now, Hanin Zoabi or Ayman Odeh?

Hanin Zoabi – Are you going to cry out your rage and horror at the killing of a 13-year-old girl barely past puberty? Ayman Odeh – Are you going to rail against the terrorist and those who sent him, directly or indirectly; sent him to break into her house and …

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