The simmering conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia over the construction of a massive dam on the Blue Nile could have grave ramifications for Israel …no one can take a drop from Egypt’s water, and if it happens, there will be inconceivable instability in the region. – Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah …Read More »
From Israel: “A Mess!!”
Before I begin, I wish to thank the many people who write to me. Please know that I read all comments; I trust you understand that it is not always possible to respond. ~~~ And then I want to share material taken from my website: “The Temple Mount: Whose Is …Read More »
On Jewish Unity and Antisemitism – an Article Series: Part 2
In the previous article, we described Abraham’s struggle to spread his revelation that there is only one force in reality, which he called “God,” that that force manifested in two ways—giving and receiving—and everything in reality reflected interactions between the two. We also said that Abraham realized that his contemporaries …Read More »
Into the fray. The Israel-UAE pact: Sacrificing substance for ceremony?
Despite all the potential payoffs Israel &-UAE normalization may entail, the agreement is really a prop in the choreography for a much bigger drama. The major issue is not [attaining] an agreement, but ensuring the actual implementation of the agreement in practice. The number of agreements which the Arabs have …Read More »
An ISIS large-scale attack in the northern Sinai Peninsula.
An ISIS large-scale attack in the northern Sinai Peninsula demonstrates well the improvement in its operational capabilities and the weakness of the Egyptian security forces. …. ISIS’s attack in Bir al-Abd and its activity following it is the most outstanding activity as part of the wave of attacks referred …Read More »
Replacing the Jordanian Waqf on The Temple Mount.
After Israel defeated the attacking Jordanian army in June 1967, it allowed the Jordanian Islamic Waqf to have administrative control of the Jewish Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem while Israel controlled the security of the area. In 1980, Israel officially applied sovereignty and reunited the city of …Read More »
Good News weekend from Israel.
The lazy summer days have arrived in Israel together with the heat, although we haven’t yet reached the height of the summer yet and it’s bound to get hotter. Nevertheless I’ve been enjoying doing not very much at all, even though this means I have neglected my blog somewhat. So …Read More »
From Israel: Those Accursed Rockets!!
Israelis have had a belly full of attacks from Gaza and yet here we go again. But this time it is going to be different. We saw it coming just a week ago, when a rocket was fired towards Ashdod but missed its mark and landed in the sea. At …Read More »
The Jews of Nasser, a record of post 1967 imprisonment of Jews in Egypt.
In the memory of June 5th 1967, some recall defeat others celebrate victory, but very few remember the tragedy of the forgotten ones. After the war between Israel and Egypt started in 1967, the Egyptian government took the decision to take Egyptian Jews into custody until they evacuated them from …Read More »
Pesach: An unprepared Advantage
If you were to be plucked out of your kitchen table without any notice and transported to the same location, albeit 1000 years in the past, how useful would your information be? If science fiction and modern novels are to be your guide, you could assume it would help you …Read More »
Parshah Va’era: What the Prince of Egypt can teach us about ourselves.
If given the hypothetical choice to be born as the next monarch of a kingdom centuries ago, at the height of their power, or to be born into a middle class family this century, what would you choose? In making this decision it might be helpful to remember that the …Read More »
Twenty five years of Oslo: Opinion Piece July ’18
Next month it will be twenty five years since Oslo and that famous handshake on the White House lawn by Prime Minister Rabin and Chairman Arafat under the patronage of President Bill Clinton. And a lot will be written about this anniversary. The one undeniable truth over this period has …Read More »
From Israel: Have We Lost Our Collective Mind??
The situation is so surreal it is difficult to know where to begin. I am not only confused and frustrated, I am livid. Once again, my friends, I advise you that what I am going to share will not all sound coherent. But there is a simple reason for …Read More »
From hijab and abuse in Egypt to freedom in Israel.
The Amazing Story of PMW’s Egyptian Translator PMW’s Egyptian Translator Meira grew up in Alexandria not knowing she was a Jew. Only when extremist Muslims tore her family’s house apart, screaming “Jews out,” did her parents disclose the family secret. Attending a Muslim Brotherhood school, Meira grew up believing that …Read More »
Chris Trotter’s dark reading of Israel’s dilemma.
In one of the most polarizing trials in Israeli army history, 20 year old Sergeant Elor Azaria, who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, was found guilty of manslaughter. Three judges presiding over the military court ruled that he had violated the ‘Purity of Arms doctrine’ of …Read More »
McCully secures shameful legacy for New Zealand at UNSC.
As New Zealand prepares to finish its time on the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Murray McCully will be remembered for his complicity in making it illegal for Jews to pray at their holiest site, the Western Wall. In the last United Nations Security Council meeting of the year and …Read More »
Gaping Hole in Shuttleworth’s Narrative on the ‘Women’s Peace Boat’.
Green MP Marama Davidson’s ‘Women’s Peace Boat’ mission came to an inauspicious end last week as she was arrested and deported from Israel, having failed to accomplish her mission of reaching Gaza. Of course, she always knew this was the likely outcome, underlining the futile and foolish nature of the …Read More »
Flotilla became ‘ship of fools’.
Opinion piece by David Cumin and Juliet Moses who are members of the New Zealand Jewish Council Paul Moon is Professor of History at Auckland University of Technology The sovereign integrity of states is one of those building blocks on which the modern world operates. It is a guiding tenet of …Read More »
South Africa Was an Apartheid State and Israel is Not.
What it is necessary to understand is that the movement known as Zionism which, beginning in the nineteenth century, climaxed in the setting up of the state of Israel in 1947, was a response to this long history of persecution. The so-called Holocaust came as the horrific confirmation of the …Read More »
Green Party “Peace Mission” to Gaza: Nine Things to Consider.
Green Party NZ MP, Marama Davidson, is soon to depart on the “women’s peace boat” in an attempt to breach Israel’s legal maritime blockade of Gaza and raise awareness of the Palestinian cause. However, press releases from the Green Party and Ms Davidson seem to lack awareness of some fundamental …Read More »