Arlene Kushner

From Israel: Fighting the Fight That Must Be Fought!!

In my last posting, I described the hard-nosed position taken by the IDF on the orders of Defense Minister Benny Gantz (head of Blue & White) with regard to the Nachala Movement’s effort to promote the establishment of six new yeshuvim (settlements) in Judaea, Binyamin and Samaria.  The Nachala program …

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From Israel: “Trembling Knees!!”

Some of my readers are undoubtedly familiar with the following story of Menachem Begin, z”l. When a young senator from Delaware, slamming forcefully on the table in the course of a 1982 Senate hearing, told  him that aid to Israel would be cut if Israel persisted in building in Judaea …

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From Israel: It’s a Heartbreak!!

Next week will mark 21 years since my Aliyah, and I am forever filled with gratitude to be here (yes, even on the bad days).  That said, I remain an American as well: I pay taxes in the US and vote in US elections.  And I care deeply about what …

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From Israel: “Dropping Out, Stepping Forward!!”

Sunday night I participated in a Webinar with Eve Harow for the One Israel Fund.  For those of you who might not have signed up, or who signed up but were not able to see it because of a Zoom glitch, I provide a link to it here: https://oneisraelfund.org/trips/guarding-israel-critical-juncture/ ~~~~~~~~~~ …

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From Israel: Hold On to Your Seats, Folks!!

On Thursday, Times of Israel editor David Horowitz wrote: “Netanyahu and the right are about to regain power; they will hold it for a long time.”  (Emphasis added here and below) For which I say Thank Heaven. Continued Horowitz, “The final blow to the coalition could come from many directions, …

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From Israel: Head High, Eyes Forward!!

After the high of Yom Yerushalayim, it’s important to sustain some of that positive feeling with good news items. And I will do that shortly.  But it’s a bit of a challenge, as there is much to deal with. I begin with comments that relate to the Flag Parade. We …

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From Israel: Our Day of Miracles!!

We, the Jewish People, are a miracle.  That we were dispersed from our Land 2,000 years ago and then returned is a one-time happening that defies all historical precedents and all logical understanding. That the Land has flourished when farmed by Jews, in a way that it simply does not …

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From Israel: “Stupid Is, As Stupid Does!!”

Next Sunday, May 29, is Yom Yerushalayim – a day that marks Israel’s liberation of eastern Jerusalem in 1967 and its subsequent formal reunification with western Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It is over 3,000 years ago – which is way before Islam existed – that King David chose Jerusalem as …

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From Israel: And This Is the Way WE Do It!!

“And This Is the Way WE Do It!! “A hero of Israel lived among us,” said Binyamin Regional Council head Yisrael Gantz, speaking at the funeral of Sgt. Maj. Noam Raz, who was badly wounded during anti-terrorism operations in Jenin last Friday, and died shortly thereafter. “We were privileged to …

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