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Arlene in Israel – The Jordan Valley

  Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) From multiple sources I am picking up considerable concern regarding the broad implications — diplomatic and security — with regard to any relinquishment by Israel of full control of the Jordan Valley. Apologies that this map says “West Bank” and not, properly, Judea and Samaria.  …

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Letter to the UN Security Council – will it do anything?

An admirable letter from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Ron Proser. Which I doubt will do anything. I’m sure everyone agrees.The title is purely a rhetorical question. Israeli envoy to UN urges Security Council to condemn attacks, decries lack of condemnation from Palestinian leadership. The recent …

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Haaretz Debases Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Isi Leibler is a veteran international Jewish leader with a distinguished record of contributions to the Jewish world and the cause of human rights, including the struggle for Soviet Jewry. He was head of the Jewish community in Australia for many years and made aliya in 1999. Leibler has held …

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An open letter to St. James’ Church at Christmas

Written by Michael Dickson the Director for StandWithUs, Israel. St. James’s Church, in Piccadilly, London, decided to celebrate Christmas by erecting a 26 foot replica of the wall section of the Israeli security barrier outside their church and project anti-Israel propaganda on it as part of their “Bethlehem Unwrapped” ‘festival’. …

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Arlene in Israel – The Only Game in Town.

  The Only Game in Town Let me qualify this: The only viable game.  I’m speaking of the Levy Report Campaign. I’m not promoting this because I’m working on it. Quite the contrary, I am working on it because I believe it merits enormous promotion. Why do I call it the …

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Prince Charles finally gets it – Mazal tov !

After years of praising Islam, Prince Charles finally admitted that Christians were being persecuted in the Middle East:  “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are, increasingly, being deliberately attacked by fundamentalist Islamist militants. Christianity was, literally, born in the Middle …

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A miracle and an outrage in Washington

Written by CAROLINE B. GLICK Restoring the Iraqi Jewish archive to its Israeli owners would be tantamount to recognizing that the cause of the Arab world’s conflict with Israel is Arab anti-Semitism. If you happen to be in Washington, DC, between now and January, you can see a piece of …

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Arlene in Israel – Levy Campaign

My readers already understand that the Campaign to promote the Levy Report has gotten underway here in Israel, and that it’s a major task. We will be launching a website very soon, and have just put up our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheLevyReport If you are Facebook savvy, I ask, please, that you …

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Arlene in Israel – Bit of a mess

More than a bit, actually, as Israel is digging out from the snowstorm of the century.  It is the story that has taken headlines in the news for days: Remote communities totally snowed in.  Roads blocked by trees that came down (because the snow is very heavy).  Black ice. Power …

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The Death of the Left

The tidbit below was written by Allan Goldstein and published in the Algemeiner. Israel is fighting for its right to exist with one hand tied behind its back. The left hand. Conservatives strongly support Israel. We have won that battle. Only on the extreme right wing, the lunatic fringe of fascists and …

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Quote of Note: Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi (1937)

Between 1936 and 1939 the Arabs of the British Mandate of Jerusalem went on a rampage that became known as the “Arab revolt.”  The Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin el-Husseini, cried to the heavens that the Jews were destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque and agitated his easily agitated people into bloody rampages that lasted for …

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HERE IS ISRAEL – Israel Apartheid by Ari Lesser

Ari Lesser teams up with Here Is Israel for another ground breaking music video. “Israel Apartheid” decisively makes the apartheid issue a dead one. One of Israel’s biggest mistakes was remaining silent for years while endless lies were spread about Israel and her people. Omar Barghouti, head of the BDS …

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Exhibition at University of Melbourne: Jericho to Jerusalem

Recently I visited what was described as an “important collection of Bronze and Iron Age pottery from the excavations of Dame Kathleen Kenyon (1906–1978), who is described as: …best known for her excavations at Jericho and Jerusalem. Through these in particular, she helped to train a generation of archaeologists… In …

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Muslim Finds Islam, Not Israel, Ruining Temple Mount

Writing for the Gatestone Institute, Palestinian academic Mudar Zahran discovers that it is local Islamic authorities, and not Israel, who are threatening the future of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. In a recent visit to Jerusalem, where I visited and prayed at Al-Aqsa, it occurred to me that perhaps we, the Arabs …

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International Human Rights Day for some…

Weekly Israel Advocacy Update. 12th. Dec. 2013 – Written by Gabrielle ‘Gabsy’ Debinski. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. Two days ago (Tuesday 10th December) marked International Human Rights Day which celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The blogger sphere was abuzz, and businesses and …

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Arlene in Israel – Obama on His Face

Before we get to Obama, who makes me (as most of you) terribly tired, I would like to address other topics.I have been wanting for some time to write about the issue of Bedouin settlement in the Negev, which has sparked enormous controversy and been used as a weapon against …

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