Israel

Arlene from Israel: Shifting Focus.

The Iran deal is still there, hanging over us.  But it’s time to consider some other matters. I begin with “Jewish nationalism and ‘the settlements,’” an op-ed by Moshe Dann, in today’s JPost.  It is highly relevant to current issues, as you will see as you read my full posting.  …

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Arlene from Israel: Sinking Low.

Editor’s note: This is an important piece, please share. It has been my practice, when writing about the Iran agreement, to deal as much as possible with facts. But in some respects this is no longer possible, as the case being made by the Obama administration has sunk to a …

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Captured Hamas Operative Details Group’s Terrorist Plans.

A Hamas operative provided a treasure trove of intelligence during Israeli interrogation concerning the terrorist group’s rebuilding efforts and future terrorist plans, Israel’s intelligence agency Shin Bet disclosed on Tuesday. The terrorist, Ibrahim Adal Shahada Sha’ar, 21, described about Hamas’ tunnel reconstruction efforts, planned terrorist attacks against Israel, military strategy, …

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The Immorality of the Jews

The recent firebomb attack by “extremist Jewish settlers” resulting in the death of 18-month old Ali Dawabsha, combined with the recent attack on the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem which saw the  murder of 16-year old Shira Banki, has Israeli-Jews nervous, sad, and introspective. Many in the West will tell …

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Arlene from Israel: Steadfast.

No other way for us to be:  Heads up, eyes on what matters, resolve undiminished. But oh, is it tough these days. ~~~~~~~~~~ I want to return to Obama’s talk of last week, to consider a couple of additional matters. He does not simply provide a position, he attacks. And …

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Arlene from Israel: Running Scared.

Perhaps to the casual observer President Obama appears cool and in control – confident of his positions and the success of his “diplomacy.”  But it doesn’t take an advanced degree in psychology to figure out that he’s worried – really, really worried – about what’s going to happen at the …

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Arlene from Israel: “Rush to Judgment”

In the early hours of last Friday morning, in the Arab village of Duma, in Samaria, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a home, causing a fire that killed a  toddler, Ali Saad Dawabsha, and severely injured three members of his family. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Palestinian-baby-killed-in-suspected-W-Bank-Price-Tag-attack-410734 Graffiti spray-painted on the wall led to …

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Please prove me wrong.

For once, I had thought we would see a mutual condemnation, for once, I thought I would see the morality of people standing strong against bigotry and hatred. In the past week, as I watched those claiming to represent my people, Jews, and Israelis, brutally stab LGBTQA* activists, and firebomb …

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Paula says : “I Am So Disgusted.”

I am disgusted that any Jew, especially one who claims to be religious, especially one who claims to be “ultra” religious, can stab innocent people not in defense, which may be allowed according to our laws, but simply because those people choose to live their lives according to rules that …

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Arlene from Israel: Keep On Keeping On.

I begin by telling my readers that – as is the joyous norm for me during late summer – I am going to have grandchildren staying with me off and on. And so expect fewer postings at several points in August.  My relationship with these kids is a blessing that …

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Arlene from Israel: Hope Rising.

No, were are not about to see a new day, filled only with promise and light.  And yet, there is light enough today to sustain us for the short term and then some. We have news, first – important news! – that Jonathan Pollard will be released from prison on …

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Arlene from Israel: Revelations du Jour.

Once again a VERY important piece from Arlene Kushner: === As the news keeps coming with regard to the horrors of the Iran deal – and the horrors of how Obama and Kerry are conducting themselves – I have no choice but to continue to write on the subject. This …

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