Monthly Archives: June 2018

From Israel: Mid-East Transformation?

There are shifts that seem to be taking place in the dynamics of the Mid-East. Is genuine change being forged? Or are we being fed words that will lead nowhere, as we slip back to previous holding patterns? ~~~~~~~~~~ The improving the humanitarian situation in Gaza will NOT reduce terrorism …

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Kiwi Commentators Reveal Holocaust Ignorance.

Amongst the recent legitimate outcry about the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents on the southern border of the United States, many commentators around the world have been quick to raise analogies with the treatment of Jews by the Nazis. In New Zealand, cartoonists and columnists made …

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The Happy and Smug Bigots of Denmark.

Various polls rank Denmark as one of the happiest countries in the world year-after-year. Commentators have sought to explain the phenomenon. They have pointed to the country’s “hygge,” which entails a feeling of community and brotherhood. They note the country’s generous welfare policies which give people a sense of being …

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From Israel: Almost at War?

When I got up on Thursday morning, I thought it very likely there would be news of a war in Gaza.  But there was not. Nor is there today, as I write. ~~~~~~~~~~ The IDF has been shooting near those terrorists who launch incendiary devices as a “warning,” but is …

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From Israel: Confusion on a Grand Scale.

Yesterday I began my posting with a discussion of what the Trump “peace team” of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt might be seeking during their scheduled visits to several Middle East countries this week. The focus, according to administration statements, was on seeking the optimal timing for releasing that “peace …

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From Israel: They Have Got to be Kidding!

As my readers know, I have been pondering for weeks exactly what is going on with the Trump administration’s peace team, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. They have persisted in working on that “plan”: shaping it and refining it so that, we have been told, what is going to be …

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Ukraine: The Last Survivors.

“After the Holocaust, from one family, a boy survived, from another family, a girl. They were my grandparents.” This was how Orly Wolstein from the Israeli integration programme, ‘First Home in the Homeland’ began her story during a speaking tour with Christians for Israel in South Germany. Orly was born …

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Into the Fray: The IDF & Gaza: Soldiers or sociologists.

 Has the IDF brass forgotten that they are soldiers, charged with providing military solutions to physical threats to the nation’s security; not sociologists, tasked with diagnosing the societal ailments of its enemies?  …the IDF General Staff has been insisting there is only one thing Israel can do about Gaza. According …

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From Israel: Complications and Imperfections.

It’s not your imagination, or mine: The world is shifting at a dizzying rate. We try to wrap our heads around it all. We try, but it sure isn’t easy. ~~~~~~~~~~ I want to start with the Trump-Kim Summit, which delighted me and many others, wrought with the potential for …

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