Tag Archives: Israel

Open letter to Fred Maroun.

As writer of this letter I am not someone who makes it her life’s mission to bring others down.  In fact quite the opposite.  I look for positives wherever I can and try not to be critical. I have read with interest the different opinions on all sides of the …

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The Rage Less Traveled: PTSD and rainbows.

This is not so much a review of the book “The Rage Less Traveled: A Memoir of Surviving a Machete Attack,” it’s more a summary of my experience reading it and why I believe this is a must read for everyone, including those not specifically interested in Israel.  Choosing to …

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From Israel: Appalling!

And a source of sadness, as well. I refer, of course, to the current political situation in Israel. For days, I held off posting because I was waiting for resolution with regard to formation of a coalition. Now the time to write has come. ~~~~~~~~~~ I want to begin by …

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Western aversion to Israel is really self-hatred.

In the US today, “white people” are being shamed into feeling that somehow they, and all their forebears, are directly responsible for the persecution of whoever makes it onto the accepted list of the “oppressed.” Israel does not relate to that. The recent Conservatism Conference in Jerusalem, sponsored by the …

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The False Israel Apartheid Libel.

Apartheid. Just the mention of the word is emotive, evocative and provocative. For millions of South Africans who suffered under the apartheid regime, the word is synonymous with suffering, discrimination and racism. Today the word apartheid has been hijacked by Israel’s detractors as a way to launch a well-orchestrated assault …

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Cracking the Israel Culture Code.

Israel is one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and maligned countries on earth.  The question is, why? Jew hate?  Or because our “hasbara” is terrible?  In pro-Israel circles either (or both) of these are go-to explanations however neither are enough to explain the dissonance between Israeli reality and the concepts …

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For the sake of my people.

I am a child of the Diaspora, the son of Holocaust survivors.  I grew up in the sheltered Jewish community of Sydney Australia.  As a teen and during my student years in Australia I was active in the Jewish community, Jewish youth movements and Jewish and general student politics. The …

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Israel and Samoa sign new agreement to allow visa free travel.

Israel and Samoa Agreement Strengthens Ties.​ Israel was pleased to host Prime Minister of Samoa, H.E. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi for his first trip to Israel. Prime Minister Malielegaoi, accompanied by Ambassador to Samoa H.E. Itzhak Gerberg, highlighted the strong friendship between the two countries. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu​ held a successful meeting …

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