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Yes, truly, Israel is not Canada- Opinion

We, like you, treasure democracy, humaneness, justice, and civil and human rights. We are not asking for sympathy. But a lot more empathy and understanding would sure be in order.   Sometimes our “Aha!” moments come when we least expect them or when they were least intended. Such a moment …

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Europe Supports Terrorism against Israel

Less than a year ago, Israel presented evidence that the Palestinian organization Al-Haq is a terror supporting organization.  As a result, the European Union cut off funding to the organization. A week ago, the EU suddenly announced that it had found no evidence to support Israel’s argument and announced that …

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From Israel: It’s a Heartbreak!!

Next week will mark 21 years since my Aliyah, and I am forever filled with gratitude to be here (yes, even on the bad days).  That said, I remain an American as well: I pay taxes in the US and vote in US elections.  And I care deeply about what …

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Enough with the Jewsplainin’

  We, the Jewish people are the Light Unto the Nations. We bend the knee to no one. We gave the world the ethic of freedom, without which we all would be serfs serving a pharaoh. I don’t know about you, but I have had enough Jewsplainin’. Explaining my right …

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AIPAC’s Super Pac Marks Its Course

According to a story that went up on JTA [Jewish Telegrapic Agency], the AIPAC  [Political Action Committee] (PAC) is what we would expect from a lobbying group whose stated mission is “to encourage and persuade the U.S. government to enact specific policies that create a strong, enduring and mutually beneficial …

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From Israel: Enraged Once, and Enraged Again!!

There are times when information that reaches us is unsettling, disturbing. But then, there are other times when the information becomes so incredible, so ghastly wrong, that we find ourselves headed towards a state of apoplexy. That is where I am now, my friends: and for multiple reasons. It is …

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From Israel: The Painful Work of Sorting It Out!!

Rarely are crisis situations on the international scene simple to grasp. There are always different versions, different perspectives. Not to mention unsubstantiated rumors and propaganda. That said, I am finding the crisis situation in Ukraine more difficult to deal with than most others.  I take seriously the need to get …

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From Israel: Facing Bitter Truth Squarely!!

Along with many of you, I have been watching the unfolding of the situation in Afghanistan with a sense of pain and horror: The shocking, alarming failure of the Biden administration: The abandonment of American citizens and Afghan allies, the emerging terror. But we must not fashion this as an …

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American Jews are signalling their own dire straits

American Jews are decoupling, not only from their brethren and the idea of a coherent Jewish people, but also from reality itself Anyone looking for conclusive evidence that the American Jewish community is in a dangerous tailspin might just have found his smoking gun. A recently released survey by the …

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