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Fred Maroun – One so blind who will not see.

I am a little disappointed that Fred Maroun responded so quickly and clearly borne out of offence that someone would have dared question him.  You would think someone, who tosses his ideas out for the world to see and is so interested at promoting peace, would have a thick skin …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a regular Good News  post, so here is my latest instalment. Let’s start with some Israeli medical advances, which I haven’t written much about lately. Israeli researchers have found a DNA vaccine that may prevent brain metastases: (via Reality): Researchers at Tel Aviv …

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MYTH … Jews stole Arab land.

FACT … Despite the growth in their population, the Arabs continued to assert they were being displaced. From the beginning of World War I, how-ever, part of Palestine’s land was owned by absentee landlords who lived in Cairo, Damascus, and Beirut.  About 80 percent of the Palestinian Arabs were debt-ridden …

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From Israel: The Face of Evil!

Evil is all about us and we dare not ignore it. Please read to the end for another instance of evil.  But here I want to begin with a statement by Yoav Sorek, whose son Dvir was murdered last week in a terror attack: “I hope it is as I …

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Open letter to Fred Maroun.

As writer of this letter I am not someone who makes it her life’s mission to bring others down.  In fact quite the opposite.  I look for positives wherever I can and try not to be critical. I have read with interest the different opinions on all sides of the …

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From Israel: Cause for Weeping!

Actually, I have this wrong: there are many causes for weeping. I write about hope often and there is still hope in my heart But at the moment my heart is heavy with several matters that need to be addressed in a forthright manner. ~~~~~~~~~~ We are now in the …

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Jerusalem court rejects far-left activist’s restraining order request against pro-Israel watchdog.

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court rejected a restraining order request filed by far-left activist Guy Hirschfeld against the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu who has been filming Hirschfeld’s interactions with IDF soldiers. Hirschfeld, a vocal member of the far-left organization Ta’ayush, frequently films and harasses IDF soldiers and Jewish residents living in …

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Good news to start the week – Israel.

Since we started the mourning period of nine days leading up to Tisha B’Av I didn’t want to post anything too frivolous, but the following items fit the bill very well. Since the Jews are known as “the People of the Book” it is entirely fitting that Israeli books translated …

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From Israel: Delusion or Real Hope This Time?

Things on the political scene have been – if not quite grim – unsettling and worrisome at best. But I want to kick off here with very recent news about a transition in government policy that addresses Israel’s rights rather than simply bending to what is politically correct. It offers …

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From Israel: With Hope and a Sharp Eye!

Last time I wrote, I focused on “good stuff,” and here I will provide more of the same.  However, the good news in several instances is qualified. Not always an easy trick:  To hold fast to what is positive, celebrating the promise, while at the same time retaining a realistic …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

We’ve had another difficult week in the family (someone in hospital, but hopefully coming home in a couple of days), but davka because of that I feel the need to post a Good News Weekend instalment. This week’s instalment is all about winning. We’ll start with intellectual pursuits: The Israeli …

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A Zionist’s perspective on “The Three Weeks”

To believe that marking the days is no longer necessary because we are back in our land bespeaks a profound lack of historical awareness and ignorance of both the big picture, and ironically, the very context of today’s events. ~~~~~~~~~~~ The Jewish People has just entered our “season of sorrow:” …

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