Tag Archives: Kerry

News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. Dangerous Nonsense Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) Ah that there would be six more hours in the day. Then I would be posting as often as I ideally would like to.  But as this is not the case, in the last several days I’ve had to …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. No Time to Spare: Talking about Israel’s Legal Grounds If the Israeli building in Judea and Samaria destroys the peace process, then, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU ambassador to Israel, declared just days ago, “Naturally, the blame will be put squarely on Israel’s doorstep.” Naturally: …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

Submitted and written by Arlene Kushner. January 20, 2014: Music Sweet to the Ears There isn’t much we hear these days that can be categorized as “sweet music.”  And so we must relish it whenever we hear even a few bars (which is all we’re likely to get). The other day, …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 8, 2014. Submitted by Arlene Kushner. “A Long Hard Struggle” I’m encountering a lot of anger here in Israel, and the depression that often follows.  Pit-of-the-stomach anxiety, too.  How could it be otherwise? Kerry took off on Monday but plans to be back very soon.  His “framework” is still …

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The Obama-PLO Assault on Israeli Sovereignty

The tidbit below was written by Caroline Glick and published in the Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu reportedly agreed to release terrorists from prison because Kerry told him that he had to make a big concession: either release murderers or effectively surrender Israel’s national rights to Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem by abrogating Jewish …

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News & Views from ‘Arlene in Israel’

January 5, 2014. – Submitted by Arlene Kushner.   “Where Are We Going?”   The date I have written here is 2014, and I am pleased that I remembered.     With all honesty, this was the major change that “the new year” represented for me.  But I have no …

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Arlene in Israel – The Jordan Valley

  Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat) From multiple sources I am picking up considerable concern regarding the broad implications — diplomatic and security — with regard to any relinquishment by Israel of full control of the Jordan Valley. Apologies that this map says “West Bank” and not, properly, Judea and Samaria.  …

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Letter to the UN Security Council – will it do anything?

An admirable letter from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Ron Proser. Which I doubt will do anything. I’m sure everyone agrees.The title is purely a rhetorical question. Israeli envoy to UN urges Security Council to condemn attacks, decries lack of condemnation from Palestinian leadership. The recent …

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Arlene in Israel – The Only Game in Town.

  The Only Game in Town Let me qualify this: The only viable game.  I’m speaking of the Levy Report Campaign. I’m not promoting this because I’m working on it. Quite the contrary, I am working on it because I believe it merits enormous promotion. Why do I call it the …

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Arlene in Israel – Bit of a mess

More than a bit, actually, as Israel is digging out from the snowstorm of the century.  It is the story that has taken headlines in the news for days: Remote communities totally snowed in.  Roads blocked by trees that came down (because the snow is very heavy).  Black ice. Power …

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Arlene in Israel – Obama on His Face

Before we get to Obama, who makes me (as most of you) terribly tired, I would like to address other topics.I have been wanting for some time to write about the issue of Bedouin settlement in the Negev, which has sparked enormous controversy and been used as a weapon against …

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John Kerry’s Backhanded Threats

The piece below was written by Arlene from Israel: November 8, 2013: HE’S CROSSED THE LINE! I’m talking about John Kerry, and actually, he’s crossed it twice. I had no time to write today, with Levy Report work and a very early Shabbat. But I must write, ever so briefly, …

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