Tag Archives: negotiations

A “Viable” Palestinian State.

Summary: Pundits parrot Palestinian propaganda and state that Jews living in homes on the west bank of the Jordan River (WBJR) threaten the viability of a Palestinian state, Jodi Roduren of the Times being the latest. As Shakespeare wrote “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”  The New York Times’ …

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Palestinian Response to Israeli Election Results.

Palestinian Arabs are not joining in the celebrations, perhaps because no Jews were killed in the process? Israelis have spoken- they want more Bibi. Despite all the efforts of the liberal Israeli media, and regardless of President Obama’s whining about Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and the subsequent Israeli fear of …

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Arlene from Israel – Priorities

There is a colossal danger to the world coming down the road:  A nuclear Iran.  It’s scary as hell because of the radical jihadist intentions of the Iranian mullahs. Right now the president of the United States and the Congress of the United States are at odds regarding how to …

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Arlene from Israel – Very Briefly

I am currently preparing for the arrival of family, and so have only a brief moment to write.  The next three days I will be devoting myself to Chanukah (and Shabbat) and family – which is, quite frankly, a double lifesaver for me. Simply wanted to update my readers, with …

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Arlene from Israel – Worse and Worser.

The truth: There is no entirely satisfactory resolution to our war with Hamas (the war that is not called a war). Aside, of course, from that “ultimate” resolution in which we would fully retake Gaza and banish all terrorists and jihadis – thereby creating a peaceful situation in Gaza and …

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Arlene in Israel – Taking a Broader View

I begin with some very essential observations that go to the heart of Israel’s situation, observations that are broadly recognized among Jews here in Israel, but are not grasped by many – Jews and non-Jews alike – in the Western world: How heavy, then, is the burden on the shoulders …

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Arlene in Israel – Finished

  The “peace process” is dead, but Kerry refuses to sign the death certificate.  Pathetically, he hovers over the diplomatic corpse as if he can invigorate it with new life.  He’s pushed on before when the situation seemed grim from his perspective. But this time I believe the situation is …

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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 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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