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From Israel: Confusion on a Grand Scale.

Yesterday I began my posting with a discussion of what the Trump “peace team” of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt might be seeking during their scheduled visits to several Middle East countries this week. The focus, according to administration statements, was on seeking the optimal timing for releasing that “peace …

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From Israel: They Have Got to be Kidding!

As my readers know, I have been pondering for weeks exactly what is going on with the Trump administration’s peace team, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. They have persisted in working on that “plan”: shaping it and refining it so that, we have been told, what is going to be …

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Into the Fray: The IDF & Gaza: Soldiers or sociologists.

 Has the IDF brass forgotten that they are soldiers, charged with providing military solutions to physical threats to the nation’s security; not sociologists, tasked with diagnosing the societal ailments of its enemies?  …the IDF General Staff has been insisting there is only one thing Israel can do about Gaza. According …

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To Jerusalem and back.

There’s light at the top, but it’s always a hard climb. I land at Ben-Gurion Airport just before midnight and begin the long ascent to Jerusalem. The headiness hits me immediately and will remain until I depart 10 days later.  A few hours later I sit bleary-eyed at breakfast ahead …

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From Israel: No Time to be Weary.

The situation at the Gaza fence does tend to make one feel weary, but in fact great vigilance is still needed. What is going on is not an existential threat for the nation. But this does not mean we should shrug our shoulders and treat it lightly. Regional Cooperation Minister …

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Tel Aviv Uni. Graduation Nixes Hatikvah so not to offend Arab Students

In a first, Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities decided to nix the singing of Israel’s national anthem during its graduation ceremony in order not to offend Arab students. According to a report by Channel 10, the new Dean of the Humanities Faculty, Professor Leo Corry, ordered to cancel the …

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We won’t play that game anymore.

There was an old man who used to sweep the area next to the Kotel, the Western Wall .  When asked why he, such an old man, was working, doing menial labor he explained that in Auschwitz a Nazi pointed to the smoke billowing up from the crematorium and told …

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From Israel: Categorically Unacceptable!!!

Before I write about other matters, there are issues regarding what is happening in the south that I feel compelled to address. It’s on everyone’s mind: The question of the wisest way for us to handle the situation. Here I offer my own opinion, seriously considered: a perspective. ~~~~~~~~~~ We …

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From Israel: Precarious!!

My last posting, written on May 30, was entitled “Reprieve?” After a 24 hour barrage of rockets and mortars that brought us to the brink of war, it had gotten quiet in the south. I didn’t delude myself that it would be quiet forever, but I assumed that the quiet …

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From Israel: Reprieve?

So it certainly seems right now. It was not an exaggeration when I wrote, 24 hours ago, that we were on the cusp of war. The rockets were flying fast and furious, and the Israeli response was strong. This went on through much of the night, with starts and stops. …

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From Israel: Life And Death.

A surfeit of news and information. But this must come first: On Thursday night, Ronen Lubarsky, a fighter in the IDF’s elite Duvdevan Unit, was involved in a routine military operation outside of Ramallah – arresting members of a terror cell that had carried out shooting attacks against civilians. The …

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Orchestrated chaos: Palestinian rejectionism again proves its futility.

Written by Peter Wertheim AM. co-CEO of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry Events at the Israel-Gaza security barrier on May 15 followed what has become an all too predictable pattern. Hamas starts a confrontation with Israel; Israel defends itself; the world condemns Israel. Why did Hamas start the confrontation …

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From Israel: It’s a Tough, Tough World.

In recent weeks, Israel has been doing exceedingly well in many regards. In fact, taken cumulatively, our situation has been remarkable: We scored an incredible Intelligence coup with the lifting of an enormous cache of secret files on nuclear development from Iran, and then scored further with the subsequent exposure …

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Into the Fray: Inane …Again! Tom Friedman on Gaza

Tom Friedman’s last piece on Gaza is a “masterful” blend of personal bile & bias, liberally laced with logical inconsistencies, factual inaccuracies and even blatant non-sequiturs What if all two million Palestinians of Gaza marched to the Israeli border fence with an olive branch in one hand and a sign …

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Israel right to defend itself against Hamas terrorist attack in Gaza.

Despite the many conflicts around the world, there seems to be few as emotive, and that garner as much attention, as the Israeli-Palestinian one. And whenever there is a flare up, we see a rush to judgment against Israel before the full facts are known, an uncritical embrace of the …

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“Tearing my hair out”. Opinion piece. April ’18.

If I hear the phrase “peaceful demonstration” just one more time, I will have no hair left on my head to tear out. One wonders how it can be that otherwise seemingly intelligent people like Labor’s Anthony Albanese can look at the Hamas violence and say: “International law requires a …

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From Israel: Come Out Fighting!

Figuratively, that is: with words. It is what everyone who cares about Israel must do now. For Israel is being attacked with words and visual images as a vicious adjunct to the physical violence at the Gaza fence. ~~~~~~~~~~ Caroline Glick, in her column last Friday, refers to the one …

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Gazan Waves.

Everyone who cares about the Jewish people and the well-being of Israel is writing about the Hamas Embassy Riots. We are doing so because Western media people are, yet again, yapping against Israel on cue from the vicious antisemitic ding-bats in Gaza like trained seals yelping for sardines. We’ve known for …

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Into the Fray: Swastikas over Gaza!

Nothing could expose the true intent of the Judaeocidal riots on Gaza border more than the Nazi-style swastikas on incendiary kites flown into Israel to set Jewish property (& if possible, Jewish people) ablaze.  Hamas supporters in Gaza held the world’s first peaceful protest with hand grenades, pipe bombs, cleavers …

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From Israel: It’s Time!

Time for me to catch my breath. I have been posting at a furious pace because the world is frenzied. No sooner do I send out my material, then I find myself saying, Oh, I have to write again, about this. Or that. Or something else. I try. What is …

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