Tag Archives: Israel

Arlene from Israel – Looking Further.

A friend of mine commented yesterday on my posting (which in fact she liked) that it felt strange because “we are programmed to expect more and more [on] Iran.”  Sad but true. So as not to disappoint, I will write this pre-Shabbat posting with more on Iran.  But with a …

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Arlene from Israel: Shifting Focus.

The Iran deal is still there, hanging over us.  But it’s time to consider some other matters. I begin with “Jewish nationalism and ‘the settlements,’” an op-ed by Moshe Dann, in today’s JPost.  It is highly relevant to current issues, as you will see as you read my full posting.  …

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Arlene from Israel: Sinking Low.

Editor’s note: This is an important piece, please share. It has been my practice, when writing about the Iran agreement, to deal as much as possible with facts. But in some respects this is no longer possible, as the case being made by the Obama administration has sunk to a …

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Arlene from Israel: Steadfast.

No other way for us to be:  Heads up, eyes on what matters, resolve undiminished. But oh, is it tough these days. ~~~~~~~~~~ I want to return to Obama’s talk of last week, to consider a couple of additional matters. He does not simply provide a position, he attacks. And …

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The Obama Administration Lays Foundation of Blame at Israel for a Potential War with Iran

Barack Obama

President Obama has not only begun to lobby aggressively to win support for the P5+1 deal on the Iranian nuclear program, he has begun to lay the foundation of blame for a potential war squarely on Israel.Diplomacy or War? US President Barack Obama: “Let’s not mince words: The choice we face is …

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Arlene from Israel: Running Scared.

Perhaps to the casual observer President Obama appears cool and in control – confident of his positions and the success of his “diplomacy.”  But it doesn’t take an advanced degree in psychology to figure out that he’s worried – really, really worried – about what’s going to happen at the …

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Arlene from Israel: “Rush to Judgment”

In the early hours of last Friday morning, in the Arab village of Duma, in Samaria, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a home, causing a fire that killed a  toddler, Ali Saad Dawabsha, and severely injured three members of his family. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Palestinian-baby-killed-in-suspected-W-Bank-Price-Tag-attack-410734 Graffiti spray-painted on the wall led to …

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Countering the ‘shrinking Palestine Maps’ lie.

A timely piece posted with the permission of Edgar Davidson from the Blog of the same name. Please check it out. I read it a few years back when it was first published and is recommended as an excellent advocacy piece. One of the most pernicious and common lies propagated …

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A Hunchbacked Warthog Makes Growling Sounds at Israel

Adiv Sterman, writing in the Times of Israel, tells us: As part of the Obama administration’s current campaign to push the Iranian deal signed July 14 in Vienna, Kerry told an audience at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York on Friday that should Congress vote against the agreement, …

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Beware Ottoman land law!

Even assuming that the Ottoman Empire duly gave the land away, it is not relevant to the current controversy.  According to Arab claimants, the area of Susiya, which includes an ancient Jewish village that was built about 1,600 years ago, and perhaps as early as the late Second Temple period, …

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Arlene from Israel: Keep On Keeping On.

I begin by telling my readers that – as is the joyous norm for me during late summer – I am going to have grandchildren staying with me off and on. And so expect fewer postings at several points in August.  My relationship with these kids is a blessing that …

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Arlene from Israel: Hope Rising.

No, were are not about to see a new day, filled only with promise and light.  And yet, there is light enough today to sustain us for the short term and then some. We have news, first – important news! – that Jonathan Pollard will be released from prison on …

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John Kerry’s Hypocrisy: “Can You Deliver?”

John Kerry

Listening to US Secretary of State John Kerry try to explain and defend the P5+1 Iranian nuclear deal to various audiences is a spectacle to behold, regardless of one’s position on the best course of action.  One of the people who might want to watch the sessions and learn something …

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Arlene from Israel: Revelations du Jour.

Once again a VERY important piece from Arlene Kushner: === As the news keeps coming with regard to the horrors of the Iran deal – and the horrors of how Obama and Kerry are conducting themselves – I have no choice but to continue to write on the subject. This …

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Arlene from Israel: Reflections on Tisha B’Av.

Above we see stones that were thrown down from the Temple by the Romans at the time of the Destruction 2,000 years ago.  They have been left as a reminder – even as plazas and an archeological park have been built up around the supporting walls of the Temple Mount. …

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Arlene from Israel – From All Sides.

This is a posting that begs to be written, even as I do my Shabbat preparations. Shabbat is actually Tisha B’Av – the ninth of Av, which commemorates a host of tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, most significantly the destruction of the Temples. Because we do not mourn …

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From the Desk of Dr Ron Weiser AM.

Summer in Israel. Hard to beat. The sun was shining, the weather was hot and the hotels and restaurants were full again. What a contrast from just a year ago and Operation Protective Edge. A personal highlight for myself was the visit to the museum on Moshav Avichail and to …

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Facts ignored – The invention of the village of Susiya.

The fact is that the area occupied by the squatters has only served as grazing land.  On July 16 the daily press briefing of the US State Department astonished legal circles in Israel. In response to the second question, preceded only by an inquiry on the Iran agreement from which …

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Arlene from Israel – An Endless Litany

I have been trying to provide you, my readers, with sufficient solid information on the Iran deal so that you can grasp its horrors – without overwhelming you with enormous technical minutiae, which can make the head spin. However, every time I think I have provided enough, some other fact …

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Arlene from Israel – THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

Editor’s note: This posting contains important information regarding  rallies against the Iran nuclear deal. ~~~~~~~~~~ It is Obama himself who has primary responsibility for having moved – traitorously – to empower a dangerous and radical terrorist entity (and more on this below). But Obama doesn’t operate in a vacuum: Those …

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