Monthly Archives: March 2019

From Israel: We Are Not Total Idiots!!

“We”? I am speaking of Jews:  The Jews here in Israel, certainly.  And some percentage of American Jews. I’ve been tracking the growing antisemitism in the US – including in the halls of Congress — with alarm and anger.  But, focused on events here, I have not written about it …

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In Defence of Ireland.

Guest post written by Jackie Goodall (Founder and Chairperson of the Ireland Israel Alliance) “The Ireland Israel Alliance (IIA) is a non-profit organisation based in Ireland. The aim of the IIA is to bring clarity and understanding to public perception of issues in the Middle East and to ensure such …

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From Israel: “Caution — Danger!!”

The danger is Benny Gantz as prime minister, in a very literal sense.  And so I lead off with “Elephant in the room – highlighting Gantz’s military record,” written by Dr. Aaron Lerner, co-founder and director of IMRA (emphasis added): “Bennie Gantz’s military career was torn to shreds in a feature …

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Into the fray: “Palestine” – Time to say “No!”

The two-state paradigm’s deadly detriments are now so glaringly apparent that it is becoming increasingly difficult to reconcile calls for Palestinian statehood with genuine concern for the well-being of the Jewish nation-state.    Ladies and gentlemen, when the Palestinians say “two states” they do not mean what we mean—Maj-Gen. (res.) …

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Israel and Samoa sign new agreement to allow visa free travel.

Israel and Samoa Agreement Strengthens Ties.​ Israel was pleased to host Prime Minister of Samoa, H.E. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi for his first trip to Israel. Prime Minister Malielegaoi, accompanied by Ambassador to Samoa H.E. Itzhak Gerberg, highlighted the strong friendship between the two countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu​ held a successful meeting …

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Into the fray: Will the “Deep-State” destroy democracy?

The unrelenting drive to bring an indictment—any indictment—against Netanyahu has long exceeded the bounds of reasonable law enforcement. The issue at the center of these investigations seems trivial against the background of the existential crises Israel is facing…The first probe, also known as case 1000, involves gifts of cigars and champagne …

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After Abbas – What Next?

Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen,  in January 2005  was elected as the President of the Palestinian Authority to succeed Yasser Arafat in the West Bank and Gaza, aka Judaea and Samaria. The PLO chairman and was elected for a four-year term  after which there was ‘supposed’ to be …

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