Tag Archives: Egypt

Arlene from Israel – HOW PROUD WE ARE!

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave the speech of his life today. His speech was not merely good, it was, as one commentator here put it, perfect. His pacing and his delivery were masterful; he managed to take the high road and deliver a powerful message at the same time. …

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Egypt to Attack Gaza?

An item published today by JNS.org claims the Egyptian media reported on Sunday that the army has been given a green light to strike Gaza. The report says the Egyptian government’s legal adviser sanctioned the legitimacy of an attack in Gaza following a Supreme Court decision on Saturday to label …

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The Holocaust was an Arab story too.

On the day that the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the UK liberal newspaper The Guardian declared in an editorial : “The Arabs, meanwhile, cannot be blamed for feeling that Europe’s blood debt to the Jews was paid with what they see as …

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Arlene from Israel – Seeking Sparks of Light

I’m going to do something different today: Start with good news items.  We need to hear that good news, with all the clouds hanging over us. The first is the matter of Israeli-Japanese relations, which have blossomed astonishingly in the past year.  This is true in the areas of diplomatic …

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Into the Fray: Sisi or ISIS?

It’s difficult to overstate the potential importance of the Egyptian president’s New Year speech on Islam – and equally important to avoid overly optimistic expectations as to its practical impact.  “Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that …

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Egypt in turmoil: blame the Jews!

    The ongoing bloodbath in Egypt got me thinking about the Jews from Egypt. We have a long history there; each Pesach we are exhorted to remember when we were slaves in Egypt and to celebrate our redemption from slavery to freedom. Under Mubarak’s regime, repressive though it was, …

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Death of Egypt’s Jewish Community.

“We are dying, we are drowning,” says Magda Haroun, elected leader of Cairo’s Jews. In this melancholy two-minute news clip, she tells the BBC reporter that there is no future for the 12-member Jewish ‘community’ of Cairo. Her first priority, she says, is to look after the human beings – …

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Palestine – Goodbye Land Swaps, Hello Land Grants.

The two-state solution has suddenly come back to life. Thought dead and buried after Hamas had shown that it could indiscriminately fire rockets from Gaza into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem over a 50 day period – even forcing international carriers to cancel flights into Ben-Gurion International Airport for 24 hours …

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Arlene from Israel – PHEW!

  What a roller coaster ride the last 24 hours has been with regard to our war with Hamas. Yesterday Egypt announced a proposal for a ceasefire: Both sides would stop firing, and then in 48 hours parties would convene in Cairo and – via an intermediary – discuss terms …

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What Really Happened in the Middle East

 Why Israel is the Victim by David Horowitz The Gaza Strip is a narrow corridor of land, 25 miles long and about twice the area of Washington, D.C. situated between the State of Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, and has a small southern border with Egypt. When the U.N. created …

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19 Jews in Egypt

As the Elder of Ziyon reports there are about 19 Jews left in the country of Egypt… and what they are doing there is anyone’s guess. The Jews were ethnically cleansed from the Middle East, with the obvious exception of Israel, after World War II and after Israel’s War of Independence.  Between …

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In Gaza, Hamas feels the squeeze

I just read this in The Times of Israel and felt it should be put up for people to read. It’s interesting and I wonder where it will lead us. Could it ‘fingers crossed’ bring about the demise of Hamas? That would give the Gazan Arabs, hopefully, a half decent …

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The US Cuts Aid to Egypt

The tidbit below was written by Michael Wilner and published at the Jerusalem Post. WASHINGTON – The US has decided to alter its military aid to Egypt, the State Department said on Wednesday, after Sunday’s clashes in the Arab world’s most populous nation resulted in the deaths of 57 people. …

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Egypt’s Massacre, Viewed From Field Hospital

This is an exclusive account of a first-hand account of the siege of the Rabia al-Adawiya field hospital by Egyptian security forces on August 14th 2013 Where is the world outcry on this? Can you imagine the screaming headlines around the world if this was Israel? I know the answer …

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