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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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The Nakba continues. Op ed.

If being an Arab in Israel is a catastrophe, one is hard pressed to imagine what a success would look like.   May 15 is marked by Palestinian Arabs and probably a substantial percentage of Israeli Arabs as Nakba Day, the day of catastrophe.The catastrophe in this telling is the …

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From Israel: “And So I Wept!!”

Many of us here in Israel had not yet moved past the deep sadness we were carrying with regard to the terror attack in Ariel, in which a beautiful, caring young man had saved his fiancée’s life by throwing himself in front of her, right in the line of gunfire …

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From Israel: Ay! That Was Fast!!

Yom Ha’atzmaut, with its euphoria, was just coming to an end. (Please see my posting reflecting that euphoria if you have not done so yet!) We seemed to be back to normal. But it’s tough, because “normal” has just become obscene. ~~~ I was going to write about the Temple …

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Hell hath no fury like a leftist constrained

“Haaretz” has a nervous breakdown over the removal of the Hamas flag. Sometimes seemingly insignificant events open up a world of understanding to the true state of things. This is the story of one of those events and its aftermath. Recently, the art department at Sapir College in Sderot, the …

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From Israel: Miracles and Standing Strong!!

Last Friday night, Jews across the world were participating in the Pesach Seder. And so I begin by extending wishes for a Pesach Kasher v’Sameach to all who are observing. Every year I share a link to a video of Vehi shamda, which is found in the Haggadah: That which …

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It is our duty to be provocative

Not exercising control in situations has larger implications than the matter at hand. Seen as weakness, it can be exploited. Op-ed. Increasingly, we are warned by various leaders or influencers that we Israelis need to restrain ourselves, that we are doing things that will be seen to be provocative. And …

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From Israel: An Affliction in the Land!!

There is no question about the fact that we will prevail over the current scourge of terrorism.  We are here to stay.  Our country Israel, will remain, and remain proudly and resolutely Jewish. Credit: My Jewish Learning But scourge is a good word for what we are dealing with.  And …

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From Israel: “No Respite from the Horror!!”

The horror is, of course, a terror attack: This one was of particularly serious dimensions (not to imply that there are terror attacks not of serious dimensions).  This report is not as complete as I would have hoped, as information is still lacking and much confusion remains.  Yet I want …

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From Israel: The Chutzpah and the Stupidity!!

The chutzpah (gall, insolence) belongs to many of the Arabs inside of Israel and beyond.  The stupidity can be attributed to those of our purported leaders who condone or tolerate that chutzpah. What prompts this description (in this instance) is what happened in recent days with regard to the Damascus …

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From Israel: Listen Up: No Quick Fix!!

Friday was April Fools’ Day. Two days later, I think it is still appropriate to ask who is being fooled. I would say anyone who believes that a quick fix is possible for overcoming the Muslim Arab terrorist violence in Israel. Please! Read this to the end and share as …

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From Israel: Obscenities!!

We here in Israel have been dealing with a number of obscenities of late – including, from my perspective, the deceitful, destructive stance of the US right now. But much of this will wait for my next posting. What I have in mind at present is the abomination of taking …

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