Tag Archives: Israel

From Israel: We Cannot Continue This Way!!

This posting will be brief. I had hoped to write next when a government had been formed. Sadly this has not happened yet (I will get to this) but there is information that must be shared. Must be shared because people must know what we are dealing with. I suspect …

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From Israel: And the winner is Israel!!

Not the right-wing, not Bibi Netanyahu, but the State of Israel. I watched and tracked, as the ballot count was announced, in stages, through the day on Wednesday. I was hopeful, so hopeful, but cautious – to be certain that I did not respond prematurely. I am no longer feeling …

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ABC Australia – where a little knowledge is a dangerous thing

On Sunday, 23 October, 2022, John Lyons, the ABC’s global affairs editor posted what was termed an analysis of the Albanese Labor government’s decision to reverse the previous Liberal Morrison government’s decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Aside from the one-sided emotional positioning of less informed readers which …

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A Zionist election wish list – Opinion

Years of living in Israel has made one ole focus on what is really important ahead of the upcoming election season here in Israel. Every so often, I realize that even after 13 years of living full-time in Israel, I still have the sensibilities of an American. One way this …

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From Israel: Does It Have to Be THIS Tough??

While here in Israel there is always much to contend with, at the moment, we are confronting a preponderance of problems of considerable proportions.  They require vigilance and determined responses.  It is imperative, however, that we not become discouraged by the scope of our challenges. ~~~~~~~~~~ Many of the problems …

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Asserting the legitimacy of Israel. Then and now

We must stand up for the rights that place Israel on the right side of law, justice and sovereignty.   My organization, Im Tirtzu, has been pleased to partner with Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR)—and I have been privileged to personally take part—in a series of highly informative webinars …

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In this election we need to get it Right – Opinion

I believe that an across the board right-wing coalition, religious and secular, can and must address these issues. Elections in Israel can be viewed as punishments or as opportunities. I would suggest that the lengthy string of inconclusive outcomes preceding the recently dissolved government were the former. Conversely, the Bennett-Lapid …

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From Israel: “Dropping Out, Stepping Forward!!”

Sunday night I participated in a Webinar with Eve Harow for the One Israel Fund.  For those of you who might not have signed up, or who signed up but were not able to see it because of a Zoom glitch, I provide a link to it here: https://oneisraelfund.org/trips/guarding-israel-critical-juncture/ ~~~~~~~~~~ …

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The Alternative Universe of Palestinian “Sovereignty”

There are alternative narratives and then there are alternative universes. The first might employ fabricated ideas and “facts,” but the latter is a complete departure from anything like reality. Welcome to the alternative universe of Palestinian “sovereignty.” There have been many stories on the recent Jerusalem Day festivities, in particular …

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From Israel: Head High, Eyes Forward!!

After the high of Yom Yerushalayim, it’s important to sustain some of that positive feeling with good news items. And I will do that shortly.  But it’s a bit of a challenge, as there is much to deal with. I begin with comments that relate to the Flag Parade. We …

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