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MYTH; Labelling products from West Bank made in an “Israeli Settlement” will advance the cause of peace.

FACT: On November 12, 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that products coming from Jewish localities in the West Bank could not carry the label “Made in Israel” and must be labelled as a product originating from an “Israeli Settlement.”  This decision reflects an all-too-familiar double-standard applied to …

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From Israel: Ceasefire?!

Bringing us up to date: Tuesday night, after a day of rocket attack from Gaza, all was relatively quiet. Then on Wednesday, serious rocket barrages began again. At that point, Israel’s response intensified, first with regard to the level of our military response – but in other ways as well. …

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Into the fray- Gaza: Delaying the inevitable…again

Delaying the inevitable does not make it less inevitable—only more costly   The targeted assassination of the senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist, Bahaa Abu al-Ata, strikingly underscored two—curiously contrary—things. The paradox of Israel: Techno-tactical genius; strategic imbecility. The one is Israel’s remarkable expertise and aptitude at the techno-tactical level that …

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The world’s hypocrisy on UNRWA.

And the world is not silent. Let’s talk about hypocrisy.  Let’s talk about double standards.  Let’s talk about UNRWA. For years, UNRWA has been using its status as a UN organization as a cover for subversive actions against the State of Israel.  It is the only UN agency dedicated to …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

This week I’ll focus on Israel’s scientific advances, always a source of good news. An Israeli team has discovered the gene that causes cardiac arrhythmia: (via Reality): A team of researchers at Ben-Gurion University is en route to discovering medical therapy to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) that occurs at rest, …

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Into the fray: – Gaza – Gratuitous gobbledygook

The obdurate resistance of Gaza to any type of resolution has led to such overriding exasperation that it has begun to undermine the quality of the public debate on the issue. The IDF swept triumphantly into the Egyptian-ruled Gaza Strip in early June 1967 and pulled out ignominiously in mid-August …

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Good News Weekend – Israel.

We turned the clocks back last Saturday night so Shabbat now comes in just after 4.30 pm! It’s very weird to be on winter time with early nights while the days are still (mostly) sunny and warm. In any case it’s time (just about!) for my latest Good News Friday …

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Into the fray: Democracy devoid of the demos?

Former Justice Minister, ‘Tommy’ Lapid: “…the legal system in Israel is being undermined by an over-zealous State Prosecutor’s Office, that is losing esteem and credibility with each additional trial…”    This week was a tumultuous one for Israel’s legal establishment—and rightly so. Perversion of the democratic process. For almost a …

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From Israel: Caught in the Quagmire!

Quagmire, morass, predicament.  Call it what you will, Israel’s current political situation is one hell of a mess. Actually, I call it a busha, a source of shame ‒ that some of our purported leaders have not managed (or have not chosen) to get their acts together to form a …

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