Tag Archives: Muslims

A chance encounter with an extraordinary man.

It was supposed to be just a quiet getaway. For our anniversary, my wife and I decided to spend Shabbat at the Ein Gedi guesthouse, a place we have visited many times before.  Waiting for Kabbalat Shabbat services to begin, I struck up a conversation with a retired French industrialist …

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Happy Australia Day.

January 26 – Australia Day, is the day we celebrate the birth of our great country.  The day to remember the First Fleet which arrived in 1788, under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip after its long arduous journey to Australia, landed in Sydney Cove. Australia Day is the day …

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On sliding doors.

I remember the day when, as a child, I walked into an elevator with my sister and parents, and as the doors were closing, my sister decided to test out whether the doors would open up if she stuck her arm through them.  They didn’t.  There was a moment of panic …

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The March to Dhimmitude.

We know there is something wrong when it is acceptable to call the Jews the new Nazis. This is the clarion call of those who support the fake narrative of Arabs calling themselves Palestinians as if they were a real people-like the French, the Germans, the Jews.  But God help …

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Arlene from Israel: A Deep Breath.

Unless we breathe deeply and slowly, and focus on the good that abounds in Israel – and the good that Israel exports to the world – we run the risk of feeling overwhelmed. These are not the best of times (understatement).  And so, good news first (emphasis below added). “Israeli …

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Growing up as a Jew in Paris.

For security the writer of this article wishes to remain anonymous and is a repost from earlier this year, we think the time to do so is appropriate, given the situation in Paris. =========== I grew up in suburban Paris. Our suburb, Asnieres, was divided between a relatively poor Northern …

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Arlene from Israel: Shifting Focus.

Sort of.  The Iran deal is of primary concern, and so, the major attention I’ve paid to it has been critically important.  In fact, I fully intend to return to this subject very soon.  It could not be otherwise, with Congress now re-convening and about to begin debate on the …

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Oy Vey: Jews Rally For and Against Islamisation

During the recent protests, Jews divided their support between opposing sides. So which one is the ‘right’ side? I hope that Jews – whichever side they chose – oppose: ·        Racism (and that includes anti-Semitism). Most Jews believe in an inclusive multiethnic society, such as exists in Australia and Israel.  …

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Israel, the Liberal Country of the Middle East.

Summary: Israel is by far the most liberal country of the entire Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). It is also probably the most liberal country from Western Europe to Australia and down to South Africa. Diversity of population. Israel has a diverse population. The majority, 75%, are Jewish, about …

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

One of the blogs that I used to follow was known as Fresno Zionism, but the Fresno Zionist made aliyah and is now writing some place within Israel under the blog title Abu Yehuda. In reference to France’s recent snub of Jewish leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, he writes: This is another chapter …

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Into the Fray: Sisi or ISIS?

It’s difficult to overstate the potential importance of the Egyptian president’s New Year speech on Islam – and equally important to avoid overly optimistic expectations as to its practical impact.  “Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants – that …

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La France vous êtes malade.

This account of the events in Paris, France and the abominable treatment dished out to Prime Minister Netanyahu, was on my Facebook wall last night from Caroline Glick. With many thanks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Prime Minister Netanyahu earned his keep in Paris yesterday. According to an incredibly hostile report last night by Channel …

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No Justice, No Peace.

Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Lahav Harkov tells us that Israeli firebrand Naftali Bennett has a few words for Israeli parliamentarian Tzipi Livni concerning the recent rebel attack upon the French Occupying Power: Speaking at the same event, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett slammed Livni, saying she “talked about the occupation …

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Into the fray: It’s Islam, stupid!

Islam is to terror as rainfall is to flooding. With these words, Sami Abu Shehadeh, of the anti-Zionist Arab party Balad, commenced a debate with me on “The rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in the West,” which took place in the i24 News studios last month. Clearly, the events in Paris …

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Still Intact: The CUFP that runneth over with poison

The arch-antisemitic Facebook group Christians United for Peace (CUFP), proving how geographically and historically challenged they are: CUFP proving how fiercely, obscenely, viscerally anti-Jewishly racist they are: I’ve provided plenty of other examples in the past (see here, for instance) of the CUFP that runneth over with antisemitic poison. Now, …

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#illridewithyou Hashtag Hypocrisy.

Hashtag Hypocrisy. In October last year, a gang assaulted 5 Jewish people as they were walking home from a Shabbat dinner.  Not only were some of the victims injured, but the trauma of the event would have made them very wary of venturing out at night again. In August this …

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Arlene in Israel – A Brief Follow-Up.

I will not be able to post again until after Shabbat, and so wanted to provide here just a bit of factual “catch-up,” as well as something in the way of a broader overview.  These are difficult days. I just read of one person involved in the issues of the …

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The Third Intifada Is Here.

  Last night, a Palestinian driver intentionally drove his van into three soldiers south of Jerusalem. One was critically injured, two a bit more moderately wounded. It was the end of a very bad day in Israel.Late last night, I saw a post on Facebook saying that Jerusalem was moving …

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Into the Fray: And I quote…

Pat Condell is listed as being “a writer, comedian and Internet personality.” However, he is, above all, a supremely incisive and caustic political satirist. … for once we, in the terminally guilt ridden West, really can blame ourselves. – Pat Condell, in “Boo-hoo Palestine” This week I thought I would …

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