Tag Archives: Israel

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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INTO THE FRAY: Gaza-Déjà vu…Again?

The problem of Gaza was created by the belief that land could be transferred to the Palestinian Arabs to provide them a viable opportunity for self-governance. We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them— A maxim attributed to Albert Einstein.  Insanity is doing the same …

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From Israel: Determination in the Face of Hatred!!

We begin today’s posting with citations from the Covenant of Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement (emphasis added): “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” (Preamble) “The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Muslim Brotherhood… (Article …

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Into the fray: Jordan’s house of cards.

Israel could face a situation, where along its lengthiest border, there would no longer be a conservative, pro-Western monarchy, but an extreme Muslim regime, with incandescent hostility towards the Jewish state There is nothing certain, but the uncertain. ~ Traditional Proverb. Incoming media reports from Jordan indicate that the clash …

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From Israel: “They Would Spit in Our Faces!!”

If we let them.  And so the ultimate question is where Israel stands. When I speak of “them,” I am referring to national and institutional entities that are anti-Zionist. Unfortunately, there are many. ~~~ A major concern for Israel is the readiness of the European Union (EU) to support and …

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From Israel: “A Cause for Celebration!!”

At last, within the American political scene, at least one reason for gladness: The Senate has acquitted President Trump of the charges of “incitement of insurrection” leveled in his second impeachment trial.  Not only has a patriotic American who was not remotely guilty of these ludicrous charges been absolved, further …

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BDS Continues to Fizzle Out.

The antisemitic BDS movement never had a serious impact on Israel; it had no impact whatsoever on Israeli policy, and has failed to accomplish its objectives of isolating Israel, turning it into a South Africa-like pariah state and denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination in their homeland.  Last …

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People of Israel, Unite Before It Is Too Late.

Any period before elections is nasty, and Israel’s campaign before Israelis go to the polls in March to elect the prime-minister is no different.  The split is at its peak, the mutual contempt is celebrated while everyone pulls in opposite directions, with only one goal in common, to slander the …

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