Monthly Archives: April 2018

From Israel: Rumbling Thunder.

This post title is apt, first of all, from the perspective of the weather.  This week we have had extraordinary weather for Israel at this time of year.  Torrential, unexpected downpour, and with it, rumbling thunder; on Wednesday, there was even hail. This has generated flash floods in the Negev, …

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Into the Fray: Natalie Portman as a symptom.

Israel must convey a resolute message to arm-chair liberals who are staunchly prepared to defend their principles…down to the last Israel. …what I want to make sure is, I don’t want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there’s some people who become prominent, and then it’s …

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied – “Lest We Forget”

Last year, 2017 Yassmin Abdel Magied posted the following insult in reference to ANZAC day – Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. ANZAC Day is commemorated annually on April 25th in Australia and New Zealand and is held close to the heart of Australians. In 1915, Australia and New Zealand witnessed an …

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From Israel: Hostilities at the Fence.

Sigh. We’ve now seen our fourth Friday with Palestinian Arab violence at the fence separating Gaza from Israel. Last Thursday, the committee of the “Great March of Return” announced that they had moved the “tents of return” 50 meters closer towards the border “as a message of persistence from our …

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Operation Thunderbolt.

I did not watch “Seven Days in Entebbe” and I don’t intend to. When the trailer came out my first reaction was excitement.  This story is one of the best, breathtaking, exciting, moving, against-all-odds, adventure stories I have ever heard and, best of all – it’s real.  And it’s OURS. …

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Shlomo Epstein – IDF Medic.

The Ballad for the Medic is one of the most powerful songs about the IDF. On Yom Hazikaron, IDF Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, the radio is full of songs that have to do with the army, bereavement, and memory. Many of these songs are very …

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From Israel: Rejoice in the Miracle.

The Land of Israel is the sacred inheritance of the Jewish People.  That we have been able to return after 2,000 years of exile is a modern day miracle. I see with clarity the protection of Heaven hovering over us.  I see it in the way we thrive as a …

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Antipodean Resistance: Australia’s new Nazis.

Seventy years after the crushing defeat of Nazi Germany, Nazi ideas and groups are re-emerging throughout the West. Although Nazism remains on the political fringes, adherents are increasingly active and emboldened in propagating the antisemitism, white supremacy, racist hate, and homophobia that are intrinsic to Nazi ideology. In Australia, a …

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Israel 70!

Recently, my five-year-old son started asking me about soldiers. It all began when we were visiting my husband’s family in Israel last year. He saw a soldier walking to the bus stop early one morning and grabbed my hand and moved to hide behind me: living in Australia he is certainly not used …

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I Am A Jew.

The NDP party in Canada, under the leadership of a Sikh Canadian, Jagmeet Singh,  invited an acolyte of the racist Louis Farrakhan, Tamika Mallory, to speak at their convention on  February 15-18 2018.  She is a proud antisemite and homophobe as his her leader.  So I decided the time to …

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Oz Torah: Yom Ha’atzmaut features

ISRAEL AT 70. The 70th anniversary of the State of Israel is celebrated this week. Israel is one of the great achievements of modern history. But of course the backers of BDS don’t agree. They can’t be too proud of themselves because they haven’t achieved a thing apart from slogans …

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From Israel: Way to Go, President Trump!

Or, in the Israeli vernacular, Kol Hakavod! It was Shabbat here when President Trump announced the strike on Syria we had been waiting for; I did not access the news until Saturday evening. Friday evening, 9:00 E.T., (4:00 AM Saturday morning here), the president spoke to the nation. “My fellow …

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