Tag Archives: Jerusalem

From Israel: “An Extraordinary Gift!!”

I take this opportunity to wish all a year of peace, good health, abundant love of family and friends, and spiritual growth. Credit: My Jewish Learning ~~~~~~~~~~ Something disturbing happened in Jerusalem earlier this week, and the story is not yet over: Temple Mount activists Yehuda Glick, former MK and …

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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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Deactivating Palestinian dog whistles

Israel should counter fictitious Palestinian narratives, like the “threat” to Al-Aqsa, by ceaselessly telling the truth to the world In a geopolitical version of the movie “Groundhog Day,” the Palestinians have continually employed a series of dog whistles that are intended both to rally the faithful and gain the sympathy …

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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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From Israel: Are We “Judaizing” Jerusalem??

Of all the outrageous accusations made against Israel by the Palestinian Arabs, this is the only one that I find amusing, in a manner of speaking. How, pray tell, might we “judaize” Jerusalem when it is Jewish? The amusement is fleeting, however, for there is nothing funny about the Arabs’ motivation …

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The BBC go to war with Jews in Jerusalem.

Roman Abramovich has been a leading voice in the UK fight against antisemitism.  Abramovich is also a proud Zionist Jew.  A wealthy, proud, Zionist Jew who fights antisemitism – what is not for the BBC and Guardian to hate? On the other side of this argument, the BBC and the …

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From Israel: Undercurrents and Complications!!

Life is not simple for Israel, and we delude ourselves when we imagine it is. Always there is the unexpected, the undertow, the splash in the face. ~~~ Particularly is this the case with political issues. Today I want to look at Israeli sovereignty, a very political issue. All of …

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The Green Line Through Jerusalem.

When the United Nations considered dividing Israel into an Arab State and a Jewish State in 1947, it sought to remove the contentious religious sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims into a distinct “corpus separatum” which would be under international control. The area of Greater Jerusalem and Greater Bethlehem …

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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5780 – 2020.

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous victory over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night (Thursday). Usually the chag is marked with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year, because of the restrictions of the coronavirus, the festivities have either been online or …

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The Peace Proposal Monologues.

The Trump administration put forward a new Middle East Peace Plan as the latest instalment of a series of frameworks over the years to try to find an enduring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.  Like every proposal before it, it was declared dead on arrival. The Israelis had made …

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Good News Weekend – Israel: New baby edition

Another very Good News Friday edition this week: we are delighted to welcome our latest grandson, born on Sunday to our daughter Vered and Pini, a little brother to Shaked. The brit will take place PG on Sunday, and I will update with the baby’s name. Wishing Vered and Pini …

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