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From the Desk of Dr. Ron Weiser. AM.

It was the 16th of September when Mahmoud Abbas set off the recent troubles in Israel by escalating a national dispute into a religious one with his call to protect the Temple Mount from the Jews who he claimed were “desecrating Al Aqsa with their dirty feet”. On the national/territorial …

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Arlene from Israel: Holding Tight

I’m so grateful to have some good things to write about, in the face of daily anguish. Several good things, as a matter of fact – ways in which innovative Israel helps and reaches out. That strange red creature on the leaf is a Phytoseiulus persimilis, the most effective predator …

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If Israel will not stand up for the Jews…?

If Israel will not stand up for the Jews, how can diaspora Jews do so? The Elder of Ziyon writes: Israeli media are reporting that Israel is implementing a plan to severely limit the number of Jews who can visit the Temple Mount, while imposing no such restrictions on non-Jewish …

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When the Heart Rages.

Paula Stern originally posted this article by Rav Zev Shandalov at her web site “A Soldier’s Mother”. I totally agree with  her sentiments and this was one of the main reasons behind my starting Jews Down Under. She, like me, is sick of being silened. So Rav Zev Shandalov, be my …

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Arlene from Israel: Beyond

It’s lovely to begin with some good news: On Friday, Jonathan Pollard was released from the federal prison in Butner, N. Carolina on parole. He wasn’t “freed,” as some reports had it. He still must adhere to the rules of his parole, which has been granted at the end of …

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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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