Tag Archives: Israel

From Israel: “And I’m the Queen of England!!”

If you believe this, then you might also believe the message from “armed factions in Gaza” that the two rockets launched at Israel about 7 AM on Saturday morning were “caused by weather conditions.” https://www.timesofisrael.com/explosions-off-central-israel-coast-idf-probing-if-rockets-fired-from-gaza/ There were no sirens because the rockets, aimed towards Tel Aviv, landed in the sea …

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Into the fray: Lieberman – Clueless clutz or Cosa Nostra capo?

 There are only two possibilities regarding Finance Minister Lieberman’s involvement in what has become known as the “Yisrael Beiteinu affair”; neither bodes well for Israel. Power doesn’t corrupt people; people corrupt power—William Gaddis (1922-1998). Much has been aired about the glaring defects of the current Israeli government—about how it rewards …

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Into the Fray: You couldn’t make this up!!

There may well be things more depraved than an Israeli government minister soliciting funds for a self-declared mortal foe, but none come readily to mind  Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad — Anonymous ancient dictum—misattributed to Euripides.  Israel is a country of many paradoxes and …

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From Israel: A Special Message to My Readers

Dear Friends, Earlier this week, I did a Zoom presentation sponsored by AFSI (Americans for a Safe Israel).  It was called “Sustaining a Strong Israel in Unsettled Times.” I provided an overview of the current Israeli political situation and then focused on a matter that I believe is exceedingly important: …

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From Israel: “Wham!!”

Sukkot, which ends tomorrow night, has been so lovely.  The sukkah, shared with family and friends, an oasis of peace. The blessing over the lulav, a delight: I grasp the fronds of palm, willow and myrtle, along with the etrog, and shake it in all six directions as reminder that …

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From Israel: What WAS he thinking??

Before I begin to address that question, I want to note that tomorrow night begins Sukkot, sometimes known as Z’man Simchateinu – Season of our Rejoicing. We need to hold on to that joy, if we are to have the strength to wade through the difficult stuff – and we …

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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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Between Morality and Bias.

Hamas aims to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible, but its rockets kill many more “Palestinians” than Jews because many of those rockets—in this case 680—misfire and explode inside Gaza. The death and destruction caused is, of course, usually blamed on Israel. In the 2021 May violence started by …

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From Israel: “Creaming the Antisemites!!

So what do you know?  When the news about Ben & Jerry’s decision to boycott Judaea & Samaria and eastern Jerusalem first broke, I thought at most I would devote a couple of lines to it in my next posting because there are so many more urgent topics to address. …

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Evyatar, the window into the new government.

Given that the government is trying to show unity, why is the Evyatar outpost being tackled so soon, if at all? The new government is trying to show its unity, not courting controversy, though there will inevitably be controversies thrust upon it. Given this orientation, it seems strange that Evyatar, …

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From Israel: “Furious!!!”

I write on Tuesday night, impelled by the day’s events, knowing there are multiple stories to tell here, and that I must be succinct. Today was the Jerusalem Flag Parade, which had been postponed from Jerusalem Day because of Hamas rockets, re-scheduled for last week – when the police vetoed …

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