Israel

From Israel: Obscenities!!

We here in Israel have been dealing with a number of obscenities of late – including, from my perspective, the deceitful, destructive stance of the US right now. But much of this will wait for my next posting. What I have in mind at present is the abomination of taking …

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From Israel: Frenetic and Fragile!!

The international scene is unstable: changes – many vastly unsettling –- are taking place with lightning speed.  And a good number of those world events have significant import for Israel. The debate as to whether Israel can afford (from a security perspective) to provide additional assistance to Ukraine, via defensive …

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Second Israeli-Arab terror attack in a week

Last week 4 innocent Israelis were killed, brutally butchered by a knife-wielding Israeli Bedouin terrorist.  No, not a Palestinian, an Israeli-ID holding Bedouin.  In his rampage he killed Laura Yitzhak, Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, Doris Yahbas, and Menahem Yehezkel.  Between them they left 10 orphans and fathomless depths of grief and …

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From Israel: Sad, Scary, and Spurious!!

First matters first.  And so I begin with news of a major terror attack that took place in Be’ersheva, in the Negev, yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.  It is the worst attack that Israel has endured in some time.  Four people, two women and two men, are dead. Two women were wounded; …

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From Israel: “This, We Must Win!”

“This, We Must Win!!” We must secure our rights to our Land – our rights not only to possess the Land, but to live in it peacefully.  Nothing else can be tolerated.  We have not waited for 2,000 years to come home, prayed for 2,000 years to be here, only …

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From Israel: “Appeasement Sucks!”

That is the simple truth of the matter, put boldly. It sucks because it demeans the appeasing party and puts it at greater risk. Appeasement strengthens the enemy. There was a time when I believed that our government understood this, albeit imperfectly – and in spite of bowing time and …

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Israel “occupies” the West Bank.

FACT In politics, language matters, and the misuse of words applying to the Arab-Israeli conflict has shaped perceptions to Israel’s disadvantage. As in the case of the term “West Bank,” the word “occupation” has been hijacked by those who wish to paint Israel in the harshest possible light. It also …

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From Israel: “There Is No Other Way!!”

The world has turned upside down.  We see it every day in a dozen different regards. It leaves us aghast: the stupidity; the self-centeredness of putative leaders; the rejection of traditional values; the denial of Jewish rights in the Land; the encroaching threats of violence and war.    When my cat …

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From Israel: “It Rests upon Our Shoulders!!

The shoulders of those Israelis who are true Zionists, and love our nation: who have been heartsick about the state of affairs here, and understand there is no time to be lost. Credit: Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum ~~~ I have been reporting on the situation in the Negev with the Bedouin; and …

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From Israel: “Hanging by a Thread!!”

That is, the possibility of negotiations between former Prime Minister Netanyahu and Attorney General Mandelblit regarding a plea bargain for Netanyahu reaching completion.  If it was not yet a sure thing, it was looking pretty good when last I wrote.  Now, the situation is reversed: it’s not definitely finished, but …

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