Arlene Kushner

From Israel: “Creaming the Antisemites!!

So what do you know?  When the news about Ben & Jerry’s decision to boycott Judaea & Samaria and eastern Jerusalem first broke, I thought at most I would devote a couple of lines to it in my next posting because there are so many more urgent topics to address. …

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From Israel: No Choice: We Must!!

Tisha B’Av – a day of mourning for the destruction of the Temples – has just drawn to a close here in Israel.  Here you see stones from the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, in the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden. We mark the calamities that have befallen …

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From Israel: “Heartsick!!”

It is not just me: I doubt that there are very many who are not Islamists or hardcore leftists, or absolutely determined optimists, who smile at the news today. ~~~ Across the ocean, America is crumbling at a rate that had not been anticipated even by most of us who …

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From Israel: “The One Foot Theory!”

I have a good friend who will say to me now and again: “You just put one foot in front of the other and keep going.” Most of the time I’ve responded by sighing, and saying, “Yes, I know…” But in recent days, as I have struggled to wrap my …

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From Israel: “Is There a Chance??”

Before I look at various events concerning Israel, I note the date: the Fourth of July.  From here in Jerusalem, I remember. But, as the title of this posting suggests, I am at a loss as to what will ultimately be for America. I know only that the country in …

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From Israel: “A Mess!!”

Before I begin, I wish to thank the many people who write to me.  Please know that I read all comments; I trust you understand that it is not always possible to respond. ~~~ And then I want to share material taken from my website: “The Temple Mount: Whose Is …

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From Israel: “Furious!!!”

I write on Tuesday night, impelled by the day’s events, knowing there are multiple stories to tell here, and that I must be succinct. Today was the Jerusalem Flag Parade, which had been postponed from Jerusalem Day because of Hamas rockets, re-scheduled for last week – when the police vetoed …

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From Israel: “Quick! Open Your Eyes!!”

“There are none so blind as those who will not see.” And it is beyond painful to me how many there are who will not see in Israel today. This posting will be brief and very much to the point, with more to follow shortly. Yesterday, in the Knesset, ceremonies …

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From Israel: “Facing Awful, Heads High!!”

The obscenity known as the “change government” is likely to come into existence this Sunday when Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin calls for a vote.  For it appears that the hodgepodge coalition put together by Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid, pictured) will in the end garner the necessary minimum of 61 votes. …

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From Israel: “Heartsick!!!”

This, my friends, will be the shortest of postings. It is not necessary to deal now in all of the details of the prospective new “change government” that may have been forged last night—that appears to have been forged but is not yet finalized. What makes me heartsick is the …

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From Israel: “Damn It! No!!”

The hostilities between Israel and Hamas stopped at 2 AM on Friday morning, and the quiet in this regard seems to be holding at the moment.  But from Israel’s perspective, was this a good move? No!  It was done too soon. When last I posted, on Thursday, May 20, Israel …

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From Israel: Determination in the Face of Hatred!!

We begin today’s posting with citations from the Covenant of Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement (emphasis added): “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (Preamble) “The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Muslim Brotherhood… (Article …

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From Israel: “Damn! And Damn Again!”

Yehuda Guetta, 19, who was a student at the Itamar Yeshiva, has succumbed to his wounds.  He is dead because he was Jewish. Yehuda was one of the three students who were targeted in a drive-by shooting at Tapuach Junction in the Shomron on Sunday evening.  He was the most …

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From Israel: Are We “Judaizing” Jerusalem??

Of all the outrageous accusations made against Israel by the Palestinian Arabs, this is the only one that I find amusing, in a manner of speaking. How, pray tell, might we “judaize” Jerusalem when it is Jewish? The amusement is fleeting, however, for there is nothing funny about the Arabs’ motivation …

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From Israel: ”Vile and Maddening!!”

The meaning of “vile” is fairly obvious.  But “maddening”? I am referring to the back-room bargaining and extensive game-playing that have been taking place as Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks a way to form a coalition and others seek to block him. It could drive one mad (as in crazy).    …

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