Tag Archives: Mahmoud Abbas

From Israel: Tough Is the Only Way to Go!!

These are vastly unsettled times, presenting huge challenges. What makes matters more difficult is a shifting of dynamics, both domestically and internationally.  There is not a whole lot that is stable. Bottom line: We must rely upon ourselves.  That has always been the case, but right now is a time …

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From Israel: Making Sense of Nonsense!!

I struggle to understand the phenomenon.  But even should the Almighty bless me with 120 years, I do not believe I would get it.  That’s because I’m looking for rational answers, and there aren’t any. What I am referring to is the embrace of the “two-state solution,” which is once …

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From Israel: Miracles and Standing Strong!!

Last Friday night, Jews across the world were participating in the Pesach Seder. And so I begin by extending wishes for a Pesach Kasher v’Sameach to all who are observing. Every year I share a link to a video of Vehi shamda, which is found in the Haggadah: That which …

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From Israel: “And I’m the Queen of England!!”

If you believe this, then you might also believe the message from “armed factions in Gaza” that the two rockets launched at Israel about 7 AM on Saturday morning were “caused by weather conditions.” https://www.timesofisrael.com/explosions-off-central-israel-coast-idf-probing-if-rockets-fired-from-gaza/ There were no sirens because the rockets, aimed towards Tel Aviv, landed in the sea …

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Abbas Failed To Capitalize on Trump’s Gift.

Not long after Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States, he made overtures to the Palestinians in the hopes of brokering a peace deal. He invited the acting-President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to the White House on May 3, 2017. They discussed tackling terrorism and building …

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From Israel: Uti Possidetis Juris!!

  I do not doubt that many of you are wondering about the title of this posting, which may seem more than a bit enigmatic. Uti possidetis juris is a term that refers to a doctrine in customary international law.  And in a moment my reference to it will become …

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From Israel: A Hurdle Too High!!

Please, be sure to read this to the end. I turn first today to President Trump’s State of the Union address, delivered on Tuesday night. I found it to be brilliantly executed. But what resonated most strongly for me were the values he espoused. I have been mourning big-time for …

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From Israel: “It Doesn’t Exist!!”

On Friday, the US House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution supporting the “two state solution.” https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/US-House-approves-resolution-supporting-two-state-solution-610125 This caused considerable consternation among supporters of Israel. But, in fact, it is not terribly surprising: The House is controlled by the Democrats. And they are responding to the very appropriate and long-overdue …

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Jesus, Palestinian?

Causing quite a stir last weekend, Linda Sarsour tweeted that “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with woolly hair.” Really? The Quran was written some 600 years after the death of Jesus.  Are we expected to believe that fact, if …

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Seeing the Holocaust Through Nakba Eyes.

People have accused U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) of getting her facts wrong about her version of history as it related to the Holocaust, in stating that ‘Palestinian’ Arabs helped European Jewry when they did the exact opposite.  Her defenders explained that her words were misconstrued and taken out of …

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