Israel

From Israel: “A VERY Bad Idea!!”

Prime Minister Bennett is leaving Israel for Washington DC tomorrow (Tuesday) for a snap 48 hour visit. He is scheduled to meet with Biden on Thursday. Credit: Mishpaha Magazine That meeting is the very bad idea that I am referring to here.  (Not that there are not many others.) Rabbi …

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From Israel: “We Are Surrounded!!”

Last I wrote, I titled my posting “Danger: Within and Without.”  I began with dangers that lurk within, which I suggested pose the greatest threat to Israel. Fervently do I wish that the one issue I discussed in that posting – a reluctance of our left-leaning Supreme Court to stand …

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From Israel: Dangers – Within and Without

Before I begin to address those dangers, I want to return to the matter of the extradition from Jordan of Ahlam Ahmad al-Tamimi, mastermind of the horrendous Sbarro terror attack 20 years ago.  You will find my posting that includes this material here (scroll towards bottom): https://arlenefromisrael.info/from-israel-hold-fast-and-dont-let-go/  I had written …

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From Israel: “Twisting, This Way and That!!”

That is Artem Dolgopyat’s fantastic in-the-air manoeuvres, which won him the gold on Sunday in the floor exercise of the artistic gymnastic event. This was the first gold for Israel in the 2020 Olympics, and the second ever. Credit: JPost Scroll down here for a video of his performance. {Editor’s …

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From Israel: “As I Had Promised!!

I had written recently that no matter how much bad news there was to write about, I would make an effort to incorporate some good news: It does help to keep us sane.  And with the state of the world being what it is, we can use all the help …

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From Israel: “Creaming the Antisemites!!

So what do you know?  When the news about Ben & Jerry’s decision to boycott Judaea & Samaria and eastern Jerusalem first broke, I thought at most I would devote a couple of lines to it in my next posting because there are so many more urgent topics to address. …

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From Israel: No Choice: We Must!!

Tisha B’Av – a day of mourning for the destruction of the Temples – has just drawn to a close here in Israel.  Here you see stones from the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, in the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden. We mark the calamities that have befallen …

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From Israel: “Heartsick!!”

It is not just me: I doubt that there are very many who are not Islamists or hardcore leftists, or absolutely determined optimists, who smile at the news today. ~~~ Across the ocean, America is crumbling at a rate that had not been anticipated even by most of us who …

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From Israel: “The One Foot Theory!”

I have a good friend who will say to me now and again: “You just put one foot in front of the other and keep going.” Most of the time I’ve responded by sighing, and saying, “Yes, I know…” But in recent days, as I have struggled to wrap my …

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From Israel: “Is There a Chance??”

Before I look at various events concerning Israel, I note the date: the Fourth of July.  From here in Jerusalem, I remember. But, as the title of this posting suggests, I am at a loss as to what will ultimately be for America. I know only that the country in …

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Evyatar, the window into the new government.

Given that the government is trying to show unity, why is the Evyatar outpost being tackled so soon, if at all? The new government is trying to show its unity, not courting controversy, though there will inevitably be controversies thrust upon it. Given this orientation, it seems strange that Evyatar, …

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One law for all constituents.

Israeli Arab willingness to riot was not due to desperation, but brazenness, a brazenness born out of coddling and accommodation.Op-ed. A friend who runs a very impactful Zionist NGO made an astute comment the other day: do you know when the seed of the Lod riots was planted, he asked? …

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From Israel: “A Mess!!”

Before I begin, I wish to thank the many people who write to me.  Please know that I read all comments; I trust you understand that it is not always possible to respond. ~~~ And then I want to share material taken from my website: “The Temple Mount: Whose Is …

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Into the fray: Naftali Goldfarb or Gonen Bennett?

In a single act of rash duplicity and deceit, Naftali Bennett provided the left with a plumb prize, from which it has been precluded for years: Broad access to positions of governmental control and influence.  Bogey Ya’alon, Benny Gantz and Yvette Lieberman are knowingly endangering the security of Israeli citizens… …

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From Israel: “Furious!!!”

I write on Tuesday night, impelled by the day’s events, knowing there are multiple stories to tell here, and that I must be succinct. Today was the Jerusalem Flag Parade, which had been postponed from Jerusalem Day because of Hamas rockets, re-scheduled for last week – when the police vetoed …

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