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From Israel: To Never be Afraid.

There is a song in Hebrew, which many of you may know: “Gesher Tzar Meod.” All the world is a narrow bridge, and the main thing, the main thing is to never be afraid. I will provide a link to this song below. I thought about it as I started …

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From Israel: Triumphant Take!

The YouTube link I provided in my last posting for the incredible Pierre Rehov video on the violence at the Gaza fence,  was not working – you may have discovered the same thing. Pierre confirms that YouTube took it down. He has put it up again with YouTube using a …

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From Israel: Facing Down the Obscenities.

I have selected the term “obscenities” mindfully: in the sense of demonstrating a “crass disregard of moral or ethical principles.” It is important to deal with them, so that we can move on to a better place. We begin with what is going on at the Gaza fence. It seems …

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The Progressive attack on Israel.

Progressivism gave us hate speech, safe spaces, white privilege and Intersectionality. The scourge of Progressivism is sweeping through the United States, bringing with it a form of authoritarianism that is threatening the social fabric of the nation. Progressivism is a mutation from Liberalism, which it actually does not resemble at …

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From Israel: Jaw Dropping!

I knew that our Mossad was the very best, but this is above and beyond.  Many of you are already aware of their incredible feat; nonetheless, I lead off with the news of Israel’s intelligence coup regarding Iran. Last night, Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a bombshell address, in English, regarding …

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From Israel: Rumbling Thunder.

This post title is apt, first of all, from the perspective of the weather.  This week we have had extraordinary weather for Israel at this time of year.  Torrential, unexpected downpour, and with it, rumbling thunder; on Wednesday, there was even hail. This has generated flash floods in the Negev, …

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Into the Fray: Natalie Portman as a symptom.

Israel must convey a resolute message to arm-chair liberals who are staunchly prepared to defend their principles…down to the last Israel. …what I want to make sure is, I don’t want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there’s some people who become prominent, and then it’s …

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From Israel: Hostilities at the Fence.

Sigh. We’ve now seen our fourth Friday with Palestinian Arab violence at the fence separating Gaza from Israel. Last Thursday, the committee of the “Great March of Return” announced that they had moved the “tents of return” 50 meters closer towards the border “as a message of persistence from our …

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Operation Thunderbolt.

I did not watch “Seven Days in Entebbe” and I don’t intend to. When the trailer came out my first reaction was excitement.  This story is one of the best, breathtaking, exciting, moving, against-all-odds, adventure stories I have ever heard and, best of all – it’s real.  And it’s OURS. …

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Shlomo Epstein – IDF Medic.

The Ballad for the Medic is one of the most powerful songs about the IDF. On Yom Hazikaron, IDF Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, the radio is full of songs that have to do with the army, bereavement, and memory. Many of these songs are very …

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From Israel: Rejoice in the Miracle.

The Land of Israel is the sacred inheritance of the Jewish People.  That we have been able to return after 2,000 years of exile is a modern day miracle. I see with clarity the protection of Heaven hovering over us.  I see it in the way we thrive as a …

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Israel 70!

Recently, my five-year-old son started asking me about soldiers. It all began when we were visiting my husband’s family in Israel last year. He saw a soldier walking to the bus stop early one morning and grabbed my hand and moved to hide behind me: living in Australia he is certainly not used …

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From Israel: Way to Go, President Trump!

Or, in the Israeli vernacular, Kol Hakavod! It was Shabbat here when President Trump announced the strike on Syria we had been waiting for; I did not access the news until Saturday evening. Friday evening, 9:00 E.T., (4:00 AM Saturday morning here), the president spoke to the nation. “My fellow …

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The Hadassah Medical Convoy Massacre.

On this date 70 years ago April 13th 1948, a convoy comprising of doctors, nurses, patients, students, and a few Haganah soldiers set out to bring humanitarian aid to Hadassah Hospital, which had been cut off and besieged from the western half of Jerusalem. Due to the blockade, the only …

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From Israel: Ani Ode Chai!

Ani Ode Chai! The English translation—I am still alive!—doesn’t quite have the same impact. It is Yom HaShoah here in Israel today: The Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day. Last night, the official ceremony was held at Yad VaShem. Every year I write about this ceremony, and the stories of …

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