Israel

Arlene from Israel: A Reluctant Posting

This post is not only being done reluctantly, my friends.  It will be very brief.  No introductory good news, again.  No analysis. I am holding on to an enormous amount of material, which I will most likely draw on after Shabbat.  How much there is to say about the sick …

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Arlene from Israel: A Specific Focus.

When last I posted, I wrote that – even though I chose to pass on writing about it in that particular post – there is always good news from Israel.  And indeed this is so. THIS is good news, very good news, although of an usual sort – preceded as …

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Bursting the Bubble of the “Two-State Solution”

Since 1920, there have been 24 opportunities when compromise was offered between Arabs and Jews dating from the League of Nations Mandate to the present time. See: http://www.mythsandfacts.org/Conflict/6/rejectionism.htm Plan after plan, including patently pro-Arab proposals, were put on the table. And each and every Plan was rejected by the Arab …

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The Transgressions of the Filthy-Footed .

Over at Israellycool, Deebo has some interesting statistics concerning Jewish visitation to the Temple Mount, illustrated by a couple of very nice pie charts.  The statistics come from both the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Press. Here are the pie charts. The green represents the percentage of Muslim visitation to …

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Arlene from Israel: Horrendous.

I know my readers have become accustomed to seeing a good news piece or two at the beginning of a posting.  Not today. Does not mean there is no good news – there always is.  But we must focus now on the horrendous news just past. ~~~~~~~~~~ It began here …

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Into the Fray-The imperative for a political ‘Iron Dome’

There can be little dispute over the strategic imperative for a political ‘Iron Dome’ to intercept incoming barrages of demonization & delegitimization launched daily at Israel. Austria… undertook after the Second World War a sophisticated campaign to minimize the then-prevalent impression in the Allied world that the Austrians, having welcomed …

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Shangri-la with Ice Cream

Times of Israel Staff tells us.. An annual poll released on Tuesday showed growing distrust between Israel’s Jewish and Arab populations, with over one-third of Jewish Israelis maintaining that the government should encourage their Arab compatriots to emigrate. The Israel Democracy Index also found that over half (55.7%) of Jewish …

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Arlene from Israel: And Now?

One of Israel’s many significant medical developments: Assistant Professor Dr. Daphne Weihs, of the Technion in Haifa, has developed a unique biomechanical method for the early detection of metastatic (secondary) cancer – a cancer that has already spread.  It can also identify where the cancer has spread to and enable …

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Arlene from Israel: Facing the World.

There is so much that is positive going on here.  Today I start with an interesting piece about Israeli technology. The Israeli firm DeepOptics is developing a revolutionary liquid crystal alternative to the multi-focal lens.  It will utilize a pixelated dynamic focal lens that “constantly changes its optical power to …

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Wake up and start connecting the dots.

Op-Ed: Wake up and start connecting the dots. This is not the time for an academic discussion of morality and ethics.  An acrimonious argument is going on in Israel over the explosive issue of whether the public is allowed to take the law into its own hands if confronted with …

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Arlene from Israel: The Big Stuff

As has become my practice now, I start with some good news. As to this first item, it’s possible that the jury is still out on whether we are certifiable, or whether we simply have a higher moral standard than the rest of the world.  I go with the second …

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Arlene from Israel: If Only…

If only there would be a preponderance of positive news.  But that is wishful thinking, of course.  And yet, there is positive news, and news that carries within it a glint of encouraging possibilities.  I’m going to begin today with some of these items, so that we may be buoyed …

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They Say: Burn Jew! But We Rise Like the Phoenix.

Jews are like the phoenix

Just two days ago Professor of Islamic History, Yusri Ahmad Zidan, was interviewed by Dr. Muhammed Khaled on Egyptian TV and the subtitled tape released today by MEMRI TV. Khaled’s smirk, as he hears how cheaply Jewish slaves sold for during Crusader times, sent chills up my spine. Both men …

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Arlene from Israel: Abnormal Normal.

I had a beautiful Shabbat. Rich with the laughter of my grandchildren, and with the incredibly perceptive and sensitive things they said. It’s difficult, after that, to turn around and focus on events mostly painful. It should not be, that these painful events – the incitement and terror attacks – …

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Preserving Israel as the Jewish Nation-State.

The predominance of Israel’s military prowess has little or no bearing on many of the emerging threats menacing the Jewish state today. The predominance of Israel’s military prowess has little or no bearing on many of the emerging threats menacing the Jewish state today. To question the Jewish people’s right …

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Eyeing Temple Mount Terrorists.

This should prove interesting. As I write, The Algemeiner is reporting that Israel and Jordan will cooperate in the installation of video surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount, perhaps within days.  The Palestinian-Arabs do not like it because they know such footage will show the world who the aggressors are on …

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