Israel

BDS big time fail – SodaStream big time WIN !!

‘Israel Group SodaStream is believed to be the first Israeli firm to introduce a court case against the Palestinian lobby.   SodaStream is another Israeli miracle, so is that why the anti-Israel folks are so angry? Yes, but also it must really bug them that so many Arab Palestinians work …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 26, 2014: Legal Grounds. These are the legal grounds Israel has in Judea and Samaria – charges by the international community not withstanding.  It is what I – and my co-chair on this effort, Jeff Daube, head of the Israel office of ZOA – …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 24, 2014: A “Train Wreck” I’m been so focused on Israeli issues that I haven’t written about Iran and its nuclear aspirations for a while.  But now it seems very necessary. It has been crystal clear to me that Obama – I won’t say …

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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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