Israel

Into the fray: Will the “Deep-State” destroy democracy?

The unrelenting drive to bring an indictment—any indictment—against Netanyahu has long exceeded the bounds of reasonable law enforcement. The issue at the center of these investigations seems trivial against the background of the existential crises Israel is facing…The first probe, also known as case 1000, involves gifts of cigars and champagne …

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From Israel: Who Could Have Imagined This??

Not I.  In all of the many years during which I have tracked Israeli pre-election campaigns, I have never encountered a campaign season like this one. I’ve been writing about the multiplicity of new parties, and perhaps that was a clue that I missed: an overt sign of divisiveness.  And …

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From Israel: Rapist or Terrorist?

It would not be surprising if my title today has left you scratching your heads. As if a person can be one or the other, but not both. But it is the Palestinian Authority that has posited this dichotomy! It is part of a surreal and highly politicized image they …

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From Israel: Stretching! Stretching!

To find upbeat news, that is. No, it is not easy right now. But it is important for all of us to focus positively from time to time. And so I will touch a couple of diverse bases. ~~~~~~~~~ A two-day international conference on the Middle East was hosted by …

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From Israel: “Sometimes We Weep”.

On the day that we no longer know how to weep, we will have lost our humanity. Ori Ansbacher, 19, was a resident of Tekoa in Gush Etzion.  She was doing a year of national service at a youth center in Jerusalem. On Thursday, Ori was reported missing. Ultimately, her …

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From Israel: Definitely Less Awful!

A great many things have to come together over the next couple of months before we can say definitively that the political situation in Israel is really good. But I now feel a modest optimism that eluded me when last I wrote. “Modest,” because we never know what’s waiting for …

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From Israel: “The Inevitable Is Upon Us”

As has undoubtedly been obvious to many of my readers, even though Israel is in the throes of an election campaign (or the first stage of a campaign), I have studiously avoided writing about it. There has been ample reason for this:  The process has been so convoluted that reporting …

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Report “Terrorists In Suits” Exposes connections between Human Rights NGOs & Terror Orgs

The Ministry of Strategic Affairs report reveals over 100 different links between terror groups and organizations promoting Israel boycotts, including the employment of 30 current and “retired” terror operatives. Jerusalem, Israel — February 3, 2019— The Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy (MSA) released its “Terrorists in Suits” report …

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Jews from a different planet.

“But why does he have to make provocations with these declarations of his?!” I was shocked to hear this sentence come out of the mouths of my Jewish American relatives. Yes, they were referring to Trump (who they hate) and to the Jerusalem Declaration. I love my relatives but they …

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From Israel: The Many Faces of Moral Corruption!

Sunday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   Israel marks the Holocaust on a separate day – Yom Hashoah, after Pesach in the spring.  Yet, I cannot let this day pass in silence. The Holocaust was an expression of evil of overwhelming proportions. After Hitler was defeated and the nature of the …

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