Israel

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 …

Read More »

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. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

“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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Don’t tell me to “stay safe”

settler-colonial country

 Don’t. Just don’t. Sometimes kindly meant words are the worst. On May 8th Trump pulled out of the disastrous Iran Deal. Almost immediately afterward Israeli citizens were warned that there would likely be an attack from Iranians based in Syria and communities in the Golan were instructed to make sure …

Read More »

Press Release: Activists Protest Nakba Ceremony at Tel Aviv University.

Dozens of activists from the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu demonstrated today (Monday) against the annual Nakba Day ceremony held by Arab and far-Left students at Tel-Aviv University. Im Tirtzu activists together with a number of wounded IDF veterans waved Israeli flags, chanted “Nakba Nonsense,” and handed out flyers. The activists also brought …

Read More »

From Israel: Necessary Confrontation.

We are on a roll!  Today Guatemala officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem. Right after the dedication, the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus held an event in the Knesset celebrating the two embassies newly dedicated in Jerusalem. The Caucus – which has 19 members from diverse parties in the Knesset – seeks …

Read More »

The US embassy in Jerusalem and Hamas riots.

As the US embassy is being opened in Jerusalem, Hamas is inciting riots on the Gaza border, using women and children as human shields, calling for martyrs to come die and even promising payment. Their disregard for the lives of their own people is evil. They threatened to storm the …

Read More »

From Israel: Bravo!

Today the new US Embassy in Jerusalem was dedicated and what a glorious day it has been. I knew I would watch the entire proceedings, which were very ably presided over by Ambassador David Friedman. What I did not know was how beautiful it would be or how deeply moved …

Read More »

From Israel: Center of the World.

Today is Yom Yerushalayim.  We celebrate the unification of our holy city.   Fifty one years ago, during the Six Day War, we liberated eastern Jerusalem from the Jordanian occupation that had existed since the War of Independence. That 19-year period of occupation was the only time the city was …

Read More »

Arab leaders not Britain to blame for Palestinian plight.

It is often argued by critics of Israel that the British custodianship of the land that is now Israel between the end of WWI and Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948,  essentially handed the land to the Jews at the expense of the hapless, helpless Palestinians. It is true that Britain hardly …

Read More »

From Israel: WOW and WOW AGAIN!

The head spins: things are happening so quickly. But it’s a good spin. A great spin. ~~~~~~~~~~ Let me back-track just a bit. Two days ago, when last I wrote, intelligence indicated the likelihood that there would soon be an attack by Iran launched from Syria; it was expected that …

Read More »