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From Israel: “Give No Quarter!!”

The world is in horrendous shape.  And yet, yet the focus is on us, here in Israel. Now we are confronting widespread hysteria because our Minister of Public Security spent 13 minutes on Har Habayit.  Thirteen quiet minutes.  He didn’t announce the time when he would ascend so that the …

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From Israel: “The Great Sifting Project!!”

I am referring to the task that lies before us to make certain that factual information about Israel’s new government (official picture below) is properly publicized.  Genuine anxieties must be addressed and hysterical misrepresentations must be refuted. Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/JPost Not an easy task, but a very important one. …

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From Israel: Glory Be! A New Government!!

The new Israeli government – Israel’s 37th with over 30 ministers – was sworn in today in the Knesset. At the beginning of the proceedings, incoming Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke, presenting the agenda of the new government: First, it would prevent Iran from “developing an arsenal of atomic weapons that …

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From Israel: Success!

Last night at midnight was the deadline for Binyamin Netanyahu to inform President Herzog that in accordance with the mandate he was given, he has been able to form a government. He placed that all-important call just 18 minutes before the deadline. Credit: Screenshot Then he tweeted: ala b’yadi, which …

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From Israel: Looking Towards the Light!!

Chag Chanukah sameach from Jews Down Under Credit: Kosher.com Chanukah commemorates rededication of the Temple during the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid (Greek) Empire in the Second Century CE. The revolt was begun by the priest Mattathias and later carried on by his third son, Judah Maccabee. It imparts important …

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From Israel: “Slowly, Oh So Slowly!!”

First, an important housekeeping message.  There had been some trouble with linking to my website.  Several repairs/adjustments have been made and now access should be possible without a problem.  (In the unlikely event that you still encounter difficulty, it will be because of a lag time in when the repairs …

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Into The Fray: A tale of two narratives

Since the Zionist narrative has demonstrable validity over the irreconcilable, mutually-exclusive counter-narrative of the Palestinian-Arabs, it is the Zionist narrative that must prevail At the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies a clash of two narratives. On the one hand the stirring, fact-based Zionist narrative, on the other, the openly …

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From Israel: Vile and Insufferable!!

Let us put the title of this posting aside for the moment. We are moving close to the formation of a new right wing government – which, quite to the contrary – will be cause for considerable thanksgiving. Otzma Yehudit headed by Itamar Ben Gvir, the Religious Zionist Party headed …

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The Temple Mount: Whose Is It?

In early May 2021 Israeli authorities had to cope with a high level of unrest and accompanying violence on the part of Arabs in Israel in several locales; nowhere was the situation more intense than at the Temple Mount. Those riots were incited by Hamas. During that time of unrest, …

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From Israel: We Cannot Continue This Way!!

This posting will be brief. I had hoped to write next when a government had been formed. Sadly this has not happened yet (I will get to this) but there is information that must be shared. Must be shared because people must know what we are dealing with. I suspect …

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From Israel: Cool the Hysteria!!

When the Israeli election results were made public almost two weeks ago, it became apparent that the Religious Zionist party would have a significant role in the new government. Since then, there has been a huge international outcry, including from several liberal-left American Jewish organizations. The main focus of the …

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From Israel: And the winner is Israel!!

Not the right-wing, not Bibi Netanyahu, but the State of Israel. I watched and tracked, as the ballot count was announced, in stages, through the day on Wednesday. I was hopeful, so hopeful, but cautious – to be certain that I did not respond prematurely. I am no longer feeling …

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