Arlene Kushner

From Israel: “It’s Deplorable!!”

There are not a whole lot of people within the Israeli political system that I’m pleased with at the moment – and that is a polite understatement of major proportions. What evolved yesterday was the final stage of a process of wheeling and dealing that has been destructive for the …

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From Israel: “Madness: Nonstop!!”

Madness aside for the moment, I begin on a high note, with a hope that all who celebrated Pesach found joy and meaning within the celebration, and a wish that my Christian friends now celebrating Easter are also uplifted. We need all of the uplift we can get!! ~~~ The …

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From Israel: “So Close and Yet…!!”

“Chik-Chok” is a commonly used Hebrew slang expression that roughly means speedily – one, two, three quick.  One might say, no frills.  And that, my friends, is what this posting will be, because Pesach approaches and there is much to be done. But…we did have an election on Tuesday and …

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From Israel: The Inmates Are Running the Asylum!!

A harsh indictment of America, I realize, but one much deserved. I have watched, aghast and pained, as US citizens have caved in large numbers to what is essentially a Marxist ideology designed to take America down. ~~~ Recently I watched an excellent Webinar by Americans for Peace and Tolerance, …

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From Israel: Well, How About That!!

We here in Israel knew we were doing very well with regard to corona, as compared with the rest of the world. And there were reports of Pfizer using Israel as a testing ground. Now it is all officially reported. “Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer revealed [Thursday night] why Israel …

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From Israel: “They Would Spit in Our Faces!!”

If we let them.  And so the ultimate question is where Israel stands. When I speak of “them,” I am referring to national and institutional entities that are anti-Zionist. Unfortunately, there are many. ~~~ A major concern for Israel is the readiness of the European Union (EU) to support and …

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From Israel: Clueless and Sinking!!

In his book, “Blink,” pages 107 -108, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the modern approach to warfare. After Desert Storm [waged against Iraq in 1990], the Pentagon became convinced that conventional war would soon be an anachronism. “Conflict in the future would be diffuse. It would take place in cities as often …

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From Israel: “Conflicted and Driven!!”

That’s me, my friends. I am hard at work on a posting about enemies Israel faces: An important posting that will come out very shortly.  It is material I am eager to share. At the bottom of that posting I intended to provide a response to a handful of readers …

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From Israel: “A Cause for Celebration!!”

At last, within the American political scene, at least one reason for gladness: The Senate has acquitted President Trump of the charges of “incitement of insurrection” leveled in his second impeachment trial.  Not only has a patriotic American who was not remotely guilty of these ludicrous charges been absolved, further …

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From Israel: “Because We Must!!”

First order of concern: We must stay in touch with news of significance, even – or especially – if it is unsettling or worse. There is no way I will ignore the situation in the US; I will continue to deal with it going forward, as I see the need. …

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From Israel: “Hatred”

The Jewish tradition warns strongly against baseless hatred (sinat chinam) and its dire consequences. Now we are watching it destroy a once great nation. This didn’t happen all at once, of course. When Donald Trump came into the White House there was determination from the get-go to take him down. …

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From Israel – Live: An American Tragedy

Perhaps I should title this “An UnAmerican Tragedy,” for this is what it really is. Had someone described to me, just months ago, what is going on now in the US, I would have scoffed and said it was unreal, impossible.  But it is possible: we are seeing it unfold …

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