Israel

From Israel: “Can It Really Be??!”

Yup, it can. This is the first posting of the year 2021, and it will focus on good news. There hasn’t been much of late.  But I rejoice that there actually seem to be a number of upbeat items worthy of attention.  Let’s set a positive tone while that is …

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Good News Weekend – Pollard comes home!

This week’s Good News Weekend post simply HAS to focus on the amazing – and far too belated – return of Jonathan Pollard to Israel. If you want to know the background to the Jonathan Pollard case, you can read all that I have written about him at this link …

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From Israel: Buckle Your Seatbelts, Israel!!

So we’re into election campaign mode. This does not, by any stretch of the imagination, mean that matters will now go smoothly: We’ve got a long and winding road ahead of us before election day. One factor seems reasonably certain: this election will play out for the most part on …

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From Israel: Damn, and Damn Again!!

There is no room for niceties.  We must tell it as it is. It has been a while since I have had to write about a terrorist murder, but this fact makes it no easier. Esther Horgan, 52, was a mother of six and a grandmother; her youngest child had …

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From Israel: “How Do We Not Grieve??”

What causes us to grieve is the horrendous state of affairs in America. Should Biden end up becoming president (something that I absolutely do not consider a “done deal” at this point), there would be no reason to be reassured as to the direction he would take.  The more we …

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Good News Weekend – Shabbat Chanukah edition

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, and while I don’t promise to be going back to making this a regular feature, I am delighted to feel “the muse” awaken within me. It’s the first day of Chanukah today, and soon we’ll begin Shabbat Chanukah. …

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MYTH: The Temple Mount is solely an Islamic holy site.

FACT: Orwell famously said, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”  This is the goal of the tyrannical majority of the UN General Assembly and associated agencies such as UNESCO and the Human Rights Council.  Acting more like the old Soviet Politburo than …

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President Obama Misunderstands Our Promised Land.

Revisiting UN Resolution 181 – The Partition Plan November 29, 1947 In his latest book,  A Promised Land, President Obama seems to rewrite history. While he gets much wrong about Israel’s wars and struggles to survive, what is most striking is his misunderstanding of her founding. Perhaps it is time …

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Mandate for Palestine.

Mandate for Palestine Sovereignty over the Land of Israel London – July 24, 1924   The Mandate for Palestine, a historical League of Nations document, laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere western Palestine, a 10,000- square-miles area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.  The Mandate’s …

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Expensive Toys.

What’s the F-uss with F-35? It’s time to weigh in about the F-35 next-gen fighter that may or may not be sold to the United Arab Emirates. That may or may not be sold to Qatar. That may or may not be sold to Turkey. Here are some random thoughts.

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From Israel: “The Shift is Radical!!”

The US election is less than a week away, and, as I track the news, I have a growing conviction that Donald Trump will be in the White House for four more years.  As Caroline Glick tweeted: “Spit three times, then say, ‘No evil eye, things look hopeful, things look …

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YES, IT IS A BIG DEAL.

Not shooting is not the same as peace The Internet is full of comments claiming Israeli agreements between Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Sudan mean nothing because they were already at peace. Is there any explanation other than Trump Derangement Syndrome to explain the blindness? Had former POTUS Barak …

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