Israel

The Obama Administration’s Opposition to Jewish History

Those of you who follow the Jewish press and pro-Israel blogosphere are probably aware that UNESCO has cancelled a long anticipated exhibit created by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and co-sponsored by Israel, Canada and (strangely enough) Montenegro, to have been titled, People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 20, 2014: Music Sweet to the Ears There isn’t much we hear these days that can be categorized as “sweet music.”  And so we must relish it whenever we hear even a few bars (which is all we’re likely to get). The other day, …

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Stephen Harper historic speech to the Knesset

The following is the full transcript of the speech, which was posted prior to finding the video,  made by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Israel’s Knesset on January 20th, 2014. Algemeiner “Shalom. “And thank you for inviting me to visit this remarkable country, and especially for this opportunity to …

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Press release: Dr. Ashrawi condemns recent statements by Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.

Press release from the ECAJ – Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Press Release from the Department of Culture and Information of the PLO Executive Committee.  The document contains several false assertions about international law by Professor of English literature, Dr Hanan Ashrawi.                              PLO Executive Committee Department of  Culture and …

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Settler Sushi!

Did you know that sushi was gaining popularity among Jews in Judaea and Samaria?  I sure did not until I read the below, but as with so many things Israeli, or perhaps Jewish, even a story as simple as this one quickly becomes something less simple. The tidbit below was …

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Apartheid Israel: Filipino wins X-Factor

The 47-year-old caregiver won the inaugural season of show in Israel with the song ‘My Way’. Filipina Rose Fontanes wins X-Factor Israel competition The 47-year-old caregiver won the inaugural season of show in Israel with the song ‘My Way’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgurADv9gk0Rose Fostanes, 47, a Filipina caregiver working in Israel won Season …

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“Remembering Ariel Sharon from afar”

ZFA Israel Advocacy Update Weekly Israel Advocacy Update.  Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia..16 January 2014 The death of Ariel Sharon z”l marked the end of an era. The former Prime Minister was perhaps the last founding father of the state. His history is finely …

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Can Peace Now handle the truth about Hebron?

Peace Now is angered about an archaeological dig in Hebron by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) aimed at uncovering remnants of King David’s Palace. The archaeological site is located in the Jewish neighborhood at Tel Rumeida, although the Haaretz English version headlined it was “Palestinian Hebron”…Peace Now’s director Yariv Oppenheimer …

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A Native-American Zionist Has Some Words

I find the recent dust-up with our friend Ryan Bellerose to be instructive. Bellerose took exception to a comment by Trudy suggesting that the very notion of “indigenous” is nonsense.  I am actually not heavily invested in that word, but the Jews have as much right to what I am calling “indigenous status” as …

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Partners for Peace ?

Bulletin Jan. 13, 2014 PA and Fatah officials and Israeli Arab MPs on Sharon’s death PA official Rajoub: “Sharon is a murderer, responsible for the murder of Arafat” Fatah Central Committee member Abu Al-Einein about Sharon: “a war criminal and a murderer” Fatah posted picture of Arafat dancing at “the …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 12, 2014: A Rapidly Shifting World As most of you undoubtedly know, Ariel (Arik) Sharon, 85, former prime minister of Israel, passed away yesterday, after eight years in a comatose state following a stroke.                                                                                         In some quarters, the news is filled with laudatory articles about him.  For in his …

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Ariel Sharon – 1928 – 2014

Hon. Life President Zionist Council of NSW.   There will be a lot written about Ariel Sharon z”l and I would be a little sceptical of those critics who describe his life in terms of sudden changes or ideological summersaults, which in my view says more about those authors than …

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