Tag Archives: Judaea and Samaria

Rethinking the Conflict

One of the fundamental things that we are trying to do at Israel Thrives is simply rethink the conflict.  Two things, to my mind, could absolutely not be more clear.  The first is that the vast Arab majority in the Middle East, including those in Gaza, Judaea, and Samaria, have no intention …

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Arlene from Israel: Rights Spelt Clear.

  This is an old post I found of Arlene Kushner’s from before Jews Down Under was born.! Certainly a ‘keeper’ for all as it lays out the Jewish Rights to the land of Israel. —————————————— A different sort of posting here: legal and historical background that is essential to …

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Meir Ettinger and “Administrative Orders”

Be’er Sheva district court judge Yisrael Pablo Axelrod on Sunday rejected the petition to release Meir Ettinger from his administrative detention for several hours on Monday so as to attend the brit milah (circumcision) of his firstborn son. Ettinger has been held for the past eight months without trial or …

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Pushing the Jews out of Europe.

In a January 18 piece for the Guardian entitled EU adopts resolution criticising Israeli settlement activity by Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels, we read: The European Union has unanimously adopted a tough resolution criticising Israeli settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territories, despite fierce efforts by …

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Yerushalayim, Jerusalem, or al-Quds?

An excellent piece re-cycled from Oct 18, 2013. In a recent comment by Pam at Mufti of Jerusalem Screeches for Jewish Blood as Jewish “Progressives” Lie Down and Die , wrote: And by the way Mike, I totally agree we should not refer to Judaea and Samaria by its Jordanian …

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Arlene from Israel – THE ELECTION

This is a posting of utmost seriousness, my friends, about a subject that is both weighty and complex. I will do my best to clarify. We’re not looking at an election that is “simply” a contest between two candidates with somewhat different opinions and styles: We are talking about radical …

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Give ‘Em Hell, Bibi!

During the 1948 presidential campaign, Harry Truman toured the country attacking Republicans and putting forth his own views on what was best for America.  At one point during a speech in Bremerton, Washington, a man in the crowd cried out, “Give ’em hell, Harry!” To the delight of the listeners …

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Jewish Palestinians

Here is a question.  If there are Palestinian Muslims and there are Palestinian Christians, how is it that there are no Palestinian Jews? Here is a possible answer. Prior to 1948 the Jews of the British Mandate of Palestine referred to themselves as “Palestinian” in a manner not unsimilar to …

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Arlene in Israel – Standing Tall.

The media here in recent days has been full of observations about the growing rift between Israel and the US, or, more accurately, between the Netanyahu and Obama administrations. There have been, incredibly, some Israeli politicians and commentators centrist-left who point a finger at Netanyahu, saying that he is provoking …

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Arlene in Israel – Silent Intifada.

  Silent Intifada The perpetrators in the main are male Arabs, mostly young, with Jerusalem residency cards.  They have the right to live in Jerusalem, and receive the perks of citizens, but – tellingly – for political reasons have declined to become full citizens.With increasing frequency in recent weeks, they are …

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Obama’s Veiled Threats

When Obama administration officials started making veiled threats, while questioning Jewish yearnings for peace, I was not at first sure what to make of it.  When, last August, 2013, former US Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that unless Israel comply with Obama’s insistence on telling Jewish people where we …

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Arlene from Israel – Déjà vu.

How many times? How many times do we count down as the final hours of a 72 hour – or 120 hour – ceasefire come to an end, aware that resolution of the issues between Israel and Hamas is exceedingly unlikely and wondering what will happen next?? The guessing is …

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Into the fray: Religion of retreat .

Continued adherence to a quasi-religious belief in the efficacy of retreat threatens survival of the nation. The fixation of Israeli governments on “land for peace”, a policy that has resulted in the murder and maiming of more than 10,000 Jews, puzzles the pundits. They puzzle over the fact that regardless …

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Palestine – Australia rejects fiction to recognise reality.

Australia will no longer be referring to East Jerusalem and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as “occupied territories”. Attorney-General George Brandis made this clear when he read a statement to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee this week indicating the language of “occupation” was: “judgmental”, “freighted with pejorative implications” and …

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The “Peaceful” Rock Hurlers.

Written and published  by Rachel Molschky of Cherson and Molschky. Israel bashers always make light of Palestinian rock throwing, calling them “just a few pebbles” or trying to justify the violence. But this rock throwing is part of the Palestinian culture, and it can be extremely dangerous. Arutz Sheva has …

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A Settler’s Blog – an Introduction

Written by Paula R. Stern First posted to Times of Israel on September 4, 2012 – reposted with the permission of the author (that would be me) – updated a bit February, 2014. A Settler’s Blog – an Introduction If I were to tell you that as a Jew, I …

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Judaea and Samaria: A day to remember.

 This is an updated version of an item I wrote after spending an incredible day  in Judaea and Samaria  on March 13th 2012. I had a day to remember  when Ari Briggs took me on a memorable and exhilarating drive into the West Bank. It’s a day I will not …

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