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Arlene from Israel – The Good Guys.

The good guys give hope and promise for the possibility of better days coming. Many spirits were buoyed on Friday, when the news broke that Elie Wiesel had announced that he would be attending Netanyahu’s March 3rd address in Congress “on the catastrophic danger of a nuclear Iran.” Rabbi Shmuley …

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Arab Terrorists Attack Jewish Kindergarten in Jerusalem.

Writing in Arutz Sheva, Ari Yashar tells us: On Wednesday morning a gang of Arab terrorists descended upon the Jewish neighborhood’s kindergarten, firing potentially lethal fireworks and hurling rocks at the institution. The description of the video, which shows three security personnel eventually chasing off the rioters after a long …

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Arlene from Israel – Crystal Clear.

In case you still had doubts about Obama’s positions regarding jihadi terrorism, I provide here just one more instance that makes it clear how eager he is to deny what is in front of all our faces. Two days ago, in the course of an interview with Matthew Yglesias of …

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Israel Advocacy Update: Schabas Shalom

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. During Israel’s 2014 Operation Protective Edge, the United Nations Human Rights Council (the one that routinely has some of the world’s worst human rights offenders on its rotating membership) announced it was to launch an …

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Arlene from Israel – Outrage.

Editor’s Note: Please I urge you to share this. Where is the World?  The Obama administration is very close to sealing the parameters of a deal with Iran. Last Friday, US Secretary of State Kerry, meeting with Iranian Secretary of State Zarif on the sidelines of a conference in Munich, …

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Arlene from Israel – Hypocrisy Writ Large.

Note: Please share widely. It’s imperative that as many people as possible read this. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hypocrisy is all around us, but I will focus today on the very significant information that the Israeli NGO Regavim has uncovered regarding the EU: The Europeans protest long and loud about “illegal Israeli building” …

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Into The Fray: Goofy generals galore

Virtually every time top military figures have departed from their field of expertise & ventured into one where they have none (politics), they have–almost invariably—been disastrously wrong. [Israeli] security experts didn’t anticipate one major event in the Middle East in the past 50 years. – Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, Saban …

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Arlene from Israel – Response and Defense.

My mother used to say, “Enough is enough, and too much is plenty.”  Well…we passed the “plenty” mark a long time ago where terrorism and threats by terrorist entities are concerned. But what I see is that the excesses of terrorists are beginning to stiffen backs a bit.  In the …

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The Pathos of Jewish anti-Zionism.

I must admit, there is often something very touching about heartfelt expressions of Jewish anti-Zionism. On Daily Kos (a significant left-leaning political blog) we recently saw another soulful “diary” calling for the dissolution of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people.  As is sometimes the case, this one came from …

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Israel: Separated for Security.

Western Wall and the Reform Movement

This is a repost of an article I wrote last May 2014 and ask Why is Israel Separated for Security?. Very recently I wrote an update on this entitled ‘The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia’  and now have added the Hungary/Serbia border barrier  and Hungary/Croatia. The Saudis are adding to …

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Arlene from Israel – Intolerable.

Sometimes the obtuseness of the world – the failure of decision-makers and commentators to grasp what’s really important about a situation – seems unbearable.  There is a shallowness – and where the decision-makers are concerned, a political self-centeredness – that is reprehensible. But of course, in some instances, this shallowness …

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True son of Israel: Muhammad Zoabi.

Muhammad Zoabi.  Proud Israeli, Arab, Zionist, Muslim. I first came across Muhammad back in September 2013 in an article at “ A Jewish Israel” entitled “Against the Grain: Muhammad Zoabi Talks About His Love for Israel and the Jewish People” Please read this very enlightening interview. Muhammad was born to …

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Into the fray: The demise of Israeli patriotism?

The Israeli political discourse has been afflicted by pronouncements that could have easily been drawn from the Orwellian lexicons of 1984. The term “Jewish State” is totally misguided – Isaac Herzog, April 2014 We, members of the People’s Council, representatives of the Jewish community of Eretz-Israel and of the Zionist …

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Arlene from Israel: The Good News That Is.

Along with the bad news, we can see those who do get it and respond appropriately.  I will describe what I have learned briefly – briefly being my practice, of necessity, before Shabbat. The first issue is the matter of Obama’s State of the Union threat to veto any legislation …

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Arlene from Israel – A Brief Respite.

All is quiet in the north now. There are those who think it’s just a matter of time until we are attacked again, and that we are certainly closer to major hostilities than we were before this most recent attack.  That something major is coming down the road, at some …

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