Arlene Kushner

Arlene from Israel – More Dangerous Nonsense

Before I get to the nonsense, which increases daily, I note with sadness the untimely passing yesterday of commentator, writer, and author Barry Rubin, who served as director of GLORIA (Global Research in International Affairs).  He succumbed after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 64.  Enormously astute …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. No Time to Spare: Talking about Israel’s Legal Grounds If the Israeli building in Judea and Samaria destroys the peace process, then, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU ambassador to Israel, declared just days ago, “Naturally, the blame will be put squarely on Israel’s doorstep.” Naturally: …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 26, 2014: Legal Grounds. These are the legal grounds Israel has in Judea and Samaria – charges by the international community not withstanding.  It is what I – and my co-chair on this effort, Jeff Daube, head of the Israel office of ZOA – …

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OzTorah: Ask the Rabbi on black hats

Written and Submitted by Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple. MARRYING ON TUESDAY Question.  Why is it considered good to get married on a Tuesday? Answer.  The Creation story has the constant refrain that when God saw what He had made, He said it was good. On the third day, however, He …

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Arlene in Israel – The Jordan Valley

  Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) From multiple sources I am picking up considerable concern regarding the broad implications — diplomatic and security — with regard to any relinquishment by Israel of full control of the Jordan Valley. Apologies that this map says “West Bank” and not, properly, Judea and Samaria.  …

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Arlene in Israel – The Only Game in Town.

  The Only Game in Town Let me qualify this: The only viable game.  I’m speaking of the Levy Report Campaign. I’m not promoting this because I’m working on it. Quite the contrary, I am working on it because I believe it merits enormous promotion. Why do I call it the …

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Arlene in Israel – Levy Campaign

My readers already understand that the Campaign to promote the Levy Report has gotten underway here in Israel, and that it’s a major task. We will be launching a website very soon, and have just put up our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheLevyReport If you are Facebook savvy, I ask, please, that you …

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Arlene in Israel – Bit of a mess

More than a bit, actually, as Israel is digging out from the snowstorm of the century.  It is the story that has taken headlines in the news for days: Remote communities totally snowed in.  Roads blocked by trees that came down (because the snow is very heavy).  Black ice. Power …

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Arlene in Israel – Obama on His Face

Before we get to Obama, who makes me (as most of you) terribly tired, I would like to address other topics.I have been wanting for some time to write about the issue of Bedouin settlement in the Negev, which has sparked enormous controversy and been used as a weapon against …

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