Israel

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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Into the fray: The blight Bennett brought

It will take a long time-probably decades-to repair the damage, which the mendacious machinations used to ensconce the current coalition, have wrought, not only on the fabric of Israel’s body-politic, but on the very essence of the Zionist endeavor itself…if such repair is at all feasible. Ever! Whoever commits a …

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Israel’s leaders need to listen to the music of the latest US election results

Israel’s new something-for-everyone coalition government prides itself on its emphasis on restoring bilateral political support for Israel in the United States. Of course, this is a not-so-subtle slap at former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom they perceive to have unduly favored the Republicans—meaning former U.S. President Donald Trump—thereby “endangering” longstanding …

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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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From Israel: Who Would Have Imagined??

As we struggle with the tough stuff, it’s essential to retain a broad perspective. And so, the first item I want to present today is what we might call somber good news. Whatever we call it, it is reassuring. Below you will find a link to an article about the …

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INTO THE FRAY: Tyrants, tax-havens and territory

Israel must prepare for a daunting situation, in which, along its eastern frontier, it could face a huge expanse of hostile territory, controlled by radical Islamist warlords, stretching from the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv to the border of Iraq — and beyond.   “…the only certainty is that there is …

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From Israel: A Special Message to My Readers

Dear Friends, Earlier this week, I did a Zoom presentation sponsored by AFSI (Americans for a Safe Israel).  It was called “Sustaining a Strong Israel in Unsettled Times.” I provided an overview of the current Israeli political situation and then focused on a matter that I believe is exceedingly important: …

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Into the fray: Lapid on Gaza – Stupid is as stupid does

Lapid’s recent Gaza policy proposal is just one more display in an appalling catalogue of his imbecility-cum-ignorance, which, in light of his electoral success, is—in itself—a grave indictment of the Israeli voter  Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe—attributed to Albert …

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From Israel: “Wham!!”

Sukkot, which ends tomorrow night, has been so lovely.  The sukkah, shared with family and friends, an oasis of peace. The blessing over the lulav, a delight: I grasp the fronds of palm, willow and myrtle, along with the etrog, and shake it in all six directions as reminder that …

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From Israel: What WAS he thinking??

Before I begin to address that question, I want to note that tomorrow night begins Sukkot, sometimes known as Z’man Simchateinu – Season of our Rejoicing. We need to hold on to that joy, if we are to have the strength to wade through the difficult stuff – and we …

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