Arlene Kushner

From Israel: “It Rests upon Our Shoulders!!

The shoulders of those Israelis who are true Zionists, and love our nation: who have been heartsick about the state of affairs here, and understand there is no time to be lost. Credit: Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum ~~~ I have been reporting on the situation in the Negev with the Bedouin; and …

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From Israel: “Hanging by a Thread!!”

That is, the possibility of negotiations between former Prime Minister Netanyahu and Attorney General Mandelblit regarding a plea bargain for Netanyahu reaching completion.  If it was not yet a sure thing, it was looking pretty good when last I wrote.  Now, the situation is reversed: it’s not definitely finished, but …

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From Israel: “Oh, the Shame of It!!”

Israel is a magnificent nation. Credit: Viator There is a body of Jews in Israel today that is devoted to our heritage, and committed solidly to our rights to this ancient Land. A body of Jews that is proud of who we are and determined to protect this state and …

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From Israel: “And I’m the Queen of England!!”

If you believe this, then you might also believe the message from “armed factions in Gaza” that the two rockets launched at Israel about 7 AM on Saturday morning were “caused by weather conditions.” https://www.timesofisrael.com/explosions-off-central-israel-coast-idf-probing-if-rockets-fired-from-gaza/ There were no sirens because the rockets, aimed towards Tel Aviv, landed in the sea …

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From Israel: The Pain and the Fury!!

We are struggling with both here in Israel. Again. Still. “Don’t let Yehuda’s blood be spilled in vain,” cried Shlomi Dimentman, amidst sobs, at the funeral of his brother on Friday. “…rebuild the Homesh settlement and not just the Homesh Yeshiva. The ruins here are a black stain on the …

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From Israel: “A Very Narrow Bridge!!”

Many of you will recognize this phrase from the saying attributed to Reb Nachman of Breslov: “All the world is a very narrow bridge. And the main thing is not to be afraid – not to be afraid at all.” Kol ha’olam kulo gesher tsar me’od. Veha’ikar – veha’ikar lo …

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From Israel: The Miracles and the War!

It is Chanukah and for eight nights we will light our lights, one more each night. Ideally we light them in a window or out in a public place. Credit: iStockPhoto/Fevzi Ryman Why?  To broadcast the miracles.  According to our traditions, there were two: The Talmud relates the story of …

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From Israel: “The Bottom of the Sinkhole!!”

A sinkhole is often defined as a depression in the ground caused by water. But it has another definition: a place into which foul matter runs. ~~~ In my posting “Devious and Detestable” I wrote about the six Palestinian Authority NGOs that serve as  fronts for the Popular Front for …

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The Price Is Way Too High, Naftali!!

The State of Israel had not had a budget since March 2018 – that is, it didn’t until the wee small hours of last Thursday, November 4, when a budget was finally passed. I recognize that Israel badly needed a budget; there were governmental allocations of importance that were held …

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From Israel: Countering Duplicity with Truth!!

The unvarnished truth (and yes, there is such a thing), is a rare commodity in the political realm: Most of the time it is sacrificed to political purposes, or at best obscured. But it does exist. ~~~ MK Bezalel Smotrich (Chair, Religious Zionists) is one member of the Knesset (there …

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From Israel: And the Plot Thickens!!

Very little that unfolds in the public domain is clear and simple. It behoves us to keep our eyes open and dig deep when there are questions. Please read to the end of this posting, for that is where you will find the biggest story, which is just in the …

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From Israel: Devious and Detestable!!

The situation described below has serious implications in several respects. It is a major story that is finally starting to get badly needed attention. And so, I ask that you share this as broadly as possible.  You assist Israel when you provide solid, factual information that is not well known …

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