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From Israel: “Facing Awful, Heads High!!”

The obscenity known as the “change government” is likely to come into existence this Sunday when Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin calls for a vote.  For it appears that the hodgepodge coalition put together by Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid, pictured) will in the end garner the necessary minimum of 61 votes. …

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From Israel: “Heartsick!!!”

This, my friends, will be the shortest of postings. It is not necessary to deal now in all of the details of the prospective new “change government” that may have been forged last night—that appears to have been forged but is not yet finalized. What makes me heartsick is the …

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From Israel: “Damn It! No!!”

The hostilities between Israel and Hamas stopped at 2 AM on Friday morning, and the quiet in this regard seems to be holding at the moment.  But from Israel’s perspective, was this a good move? No!  It was done too soon. When last I posted, on Thursday, May 20, Israel …

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INTO THE FRAY: Gaza-Déjà vu…Again?

The problem of Gaza was created by the belief that land could be transferred to the Palestinian Arabs to provide them a viable opportunity for self-governance. We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them— A maxim attributed to Albert Einstein.  Insanity is doing the same …

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From Israel: Determination in the Face of Hatred!!

We begin today’s posting with citations from the Covenant of Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement (emphasis added): “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (Preamble) “The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Muslim Brotherhood… (Article …

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Into the fray: Something to worry about…

The debilitating deadlock, in which Israel’s political system is mired, is in large measure the result of judicial disregard—or at least distortion—of the law  Over the past decade, the public image of the Supreme Court as an autonomous and impartial arbiter has been increasingly eroded… [T]he court and its judges …

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From Israel: “Damn! And Damn Again!”

Yehuda Guetta, 19, who was a student at the Itamar Yeshiva, has succumbed to his wounds.  He is dead because he was Jewish. Yehuda was one of the three students who were targeted in a drive-by shooting at Tapuach Junction in the Shomron on Sunday evening.  He was the most …

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From Israel: Are We “Judaizing” Jerusalem??

Of all the outrageous accusations made against Israel by the Palestinian Arabs, this is the only one that I find amusing, in a manner of speaking. How, pray tell, might we “judaize” Jerusalem when it is Jewish? The amusement is fleeting, however, for there is nothing funny about the Arabs’ motivation …

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INTO THE FRAY: When generals stray into politics…

This week–despite the resounding failure of the “land-for-peace” formula—3 former IDF generals penned an Op-Ed, urging the Biden administration to “keep open a path to an eventual two-state solution”  “La guerre! C’est une chose trop grave pour la confier à des militaires”— George Clemenceau, commonly paraphrased as “War is too …

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From Israel: ”Vile and Maddening!!”

The meaning of “vile” is fairly obvious.  But “maddening”? I am referring to the back-room bargaining and extensive game-playing that have been taking place as Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks a way to form a coalition and others seek to block him. It could drive one mad (as in crazy).    …

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