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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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The Obama-PLO Assault on Israeli Sovereignty

The tidbit below was written by Caroline Glick and published in the Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu reportedly agreed to release terrorists from prison because Kerry told him that he had to make a big concession: either release murderers or effectively surrender Israel’s national rights to Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem by abrogating Jewish …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 5, 2014. – Submitted by Arlene Kushner.   “Where Are We Going?”   The date I have written here is 2014, and I am pleased that I remembered.     With all honesty, this was the major change that “the new year” represented for me.  But I have no …

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The Ultimate BDS Fail!

Palestinian Authority becomes first customer of Israel’s Leviathan gas field So while the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) anti-Israel activists in the USA and Europe don’t buy a tube of dead sea face cream produced in Israel, the Palestinian Authority will now be purchasing $1,200,000,000 worth of natural gas from …

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BDS IN THE PEWS

Apologies to the NGO Monitor for ‘borrowing’ the name of the great section on their site – BDS in the Pews  which is a more than excellent initiative. NGO Monitor  itself is a huge and valuable source of information which everyone should have at the top of their favourites list. …

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‘Bethlehem Unwrapped’: Rally for Israel – update

These are the last videos I will post. Please go to Sussex Friends of Israel Facebook page for more. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sussex-Friends-Of-Israel/521248807933259 All the wording is from Simon Cobbs on the FB page. I think St James’s Church deserves priority to the Saturday BDS action. On reflection, St James’s response to us …

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Incitement to Murder at San Francisco State

It has been a number of weeks since I have discussed the situation at my alma mater, San Francisco State University, in which a number of political student organizations, including the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS), called for murder. The signs read, “My heroes have always killed colonizers.” It …

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So sayeth the good Pastor of St. James’ church.

Of course, where else would ‘good’ Pastor Winkett of St.James’ church Piccadilly go to have an article published? Somewhat of a rhetorical question I know.  The good old Guardian is the only place given its blatant anti-Israel stance. I doubt any other publication would be quite as biased. Read here. …

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Time For The Vicar To Hang His Head in Shame?

On my penultimate post (which concerns the heinous replica “Apartheid Wall” outside St James’s Church, Piccadilly, which according to a church steward cost 30,000 quid !!! They must hate Jews, mustn’t they, to deprive the deserving poor of such funds, which came from private donors including the sponsoring charities!), a …

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Quote of Note: PLO Leader Zahir Muhsein

Zahir Muhsein told the following to the Dutch newspaper Trouw in a 1977 interview: The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, …

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Palestine – International Scandal Checkmates Israel

   The 2013 World Youth Chess Championships just held in Abu Dhabi have been marred by the scandalous behaviour of the 120 national Chess Federations that agreed to compete against Israeli players as an unidentified group under the banner of FIDE – the World Chess Federation. The United Arab Emirates …

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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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