Tag Archives: PA

Arlene from Israel – “The Ikar”

“The Ikar” (the essence of the matter) Tomorrow night my eldest granddaughter goes off with her class to Poland for a week, to visit death camps and related sites.  In Israel doing this is a rite of passage.  She and her 12th grade classmates have been exceedingly well prepared.  I …

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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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Arlene from Israel – With Clear Eyes

I will be posting less frequently now that the war is over – updating my readers often but not necessarily daily on the anticipated negotiations in Cairo and other matters of importance for Israel. But for today, having stepped back for 24 hours plus now to assess the situation and …

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Arlene from Israel – Prayer and Positive Energy.

That is what that amazing woman Rachel Frankel, mother of Naftali, is asking of all of us. Not coincidentally, this dovetails with what I wanted to ask today as well. Investing energy in anger about the boys’ kidnapping, focusing on fear for them and other negative thoughts is not constructive …

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Arlene from Israel – Real but Painful Progress.

A couple of very significant pieces of information have been uncovered in the extensive IDF/Shin Bet operation for the rescue of the three kidnapped students (emphasis added): “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened Sunday morning’s cabinet meeting with dramatic revelation over the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva students, saying that the …

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‘Arlene in Israel’ – Dark Clouds

  In my last posting I wrote about “rays of light,” and indeed they do exist.  But I would be remiss indeed if I were to convey a simple-mindedly optimistic message.  The somber truth is that we are facing down some exceedingly tough situations. For starters, there is Hezbollah.  I’ve …

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Abu Bluff declares himself a hero, because no one else will.

Clearly the ‘invented people’ revel in failure. Reportedly Palestinian rallies on Abbas’s return from Washington are reminiscent of Arafat’s return from Camp David in 2000. Mahmoud Abbas returned from Washington on Thursday to a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, where he pledged not to give up the Palestinians’ rights or betray …

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The Ultimate BDS Fail!

Palestinian Authority becomes first customer of Israel’s Leviathan gas field So while the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) anti-Israel activists in the USA and Europe don’t buy a tube of dead sea face cream produced in Israel, the Palestinian Authority will now be purchasing $1,200,000,000 worth of natural gas from …

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Surprise !!! Corruption in the Palestinian Authority.

A member of US Congress has called to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority,  due to the growing impact of PMW – Palestinian Media Watch exposure  of salaries being paid to terrorists . This is reverberating  in International Parliaments. Last month, December 2013, the  Dutch Parliament in an overwhelming …

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