Yearly Archives: 2019

From Israel: With Pain and Bewilderment!

With all there is to write about, I have decided first to do a follow-up to my posting about the Ethiopian riots sent out last Monday: After I wrote, the issue lingered with me: I could not stop turning it over in my mind, in part because of having worked …

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Good News Weekend – Israel

I’m writing this week’s Good News Weekend post from Florence, Italy!  I’m so happy to be on holiday in this beautiful city, far from the pressures of life back home in Israel, but don’t worry, Israel is never far from my mind and my heart. This week’s instalment is all …

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Shavlan- A biographical novel based on a true story.

SHAVLAN- A biographical novel based on a true story written by Eunice Blecker. Sarah Taube cowers in the bakery cellar clutching her three children, listening to the sounds of shooting and shouting by the White Cossacks during a pogrom. In order to survive, she enters into a bargain with the …

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Jesus, Palestinian?

Causing quite a stir last weekend, Linda Sarsour tweeted that “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with woolly hair.” Really? The Quran was written some 600 years after the death of Jesus.  Are we expected to believe that fact, if …

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Palestinians, The Bluff.

Palestinian Nationality is an Entity Defined by its Opposition to Zionism, Not its National Aspirations. What unites Palestinians has been their opposition to Jewish nationalism and the desire to stamp it out, not aspirations for their own state.  Local patriotic feelings are generated only when a non-Islamic entity takes charge …

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Statement: European Jewish Congress.

European Jewish Congress President Kantor expresses concern about a Jewish future in Europe after release of FRA report on young Jewish Europeans. (Brussels, Thursday, July 4, 2019) – European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has expressed great concern over the results of a EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) …

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From Israel: Unstable and Scary!

We cannot pretend otherwise: There is a great deal happening that evokes a very deep unease.  This was my theme in my last posting – the sense that matters are not as we might wish them to be. I will share below a number of issues of concern in this …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

Another week has rushed by and it’s time for another Good News Weekend instalment.  This weekend we’re going for an international flavour. My first item simply highlights the incredible distance Israel has travelled in a mere 71 years, and demonstrates the strength of Israel’s diplomatic and military standing. This week …

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