Israel

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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Judaea and Samaria: A day to remember.

 This is an updated version of an item I wrote after spending an incredible day  in Judaea and Samaria  on March 13th 2012. I had a day to remember  when Ari Briggs took me on a memorable and exhilarating drive into the West Bank. It’s a day I will not …

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Israel: The First Modern Indigenous State

I have been arguing for some time that we need to place the long Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East within the modern western civil rights paradigm. If the west, or at least the western-left, honors the struggle among people of color for national liberation, or if …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 8, 2014. Submitted by Arlene Kushner. “A Long Hard Struggle” I’m encountering a lot of anger here in Israel, and the depression that often follows.  Pit-of-the-stomach anxiety, too.  How could it be otherwise? Kerry took off on Monday but plans to be back very soon.  His “framework” is still …

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