Tag Archives: Yair Lapid

Evyatar, the window into the new government.

Given that the government is trying to show unity, why is the Evyatar outpost being tackled so soon, if at all? The new government is trying to show its unity, not courting controversy, though there will inevitably be controversies thrust upon it. Given this orientation, it seems strange that Evyatar, …

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From Israel: “Quick! Open Your Eyes!!”

“There are none so blind as those who will not see.” And it is beyond painful to me how many there are who will not see in Israel today. This posting will be brief and very much to the point, with more to follow shortly. Yesterday, in the Knesset, ceremonies …

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From Israel: “Facing Awful, Heads High!!”

The obscenity known as the “change government” is likely to come into existence this Sunday when Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin calls for a vote.  For it appears that the hodgepodge coalition put together by Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid, pictured) will in the end garner the necessary minimum of 61 votes. …

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From Israel: “Heartsick!!!”

This, my friends, will be the shortest of postings. It is not necessary to deal now in all of the details of the prospective new “change government” that may have been forged last night—that appears to have been forged but is not yet finalized. What makes me heartsick is the …

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From Israel: “Damn! And Damn Again!”

Yehuda Guetta, 19, who was a student at the Itamar Yeshiva, has succumbed to his wounds.  He is dead because he was Jewish. Yehuda was one of the three students who were targeted in a drive-by shooting at Tapuach Junction in the Shomron on Sunday evening.  He was the most …

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From Israel: ”Vile and Maddening!!”

The meaning of “vile” is fairly obvious.  But “maddening”? I am referring to the back-room bargaining and extensive game-playing that have been taking place as Prime Minister Netanyahu seeks a way to form a coalition and others seek to block him. It could drive one mad (as in crazy).    …

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From Israel: “It’s Deplorable!!”

There are not a whole lot of people within the Israeli political system that I’m pleased with at the moment – and that is a polite understatement of major proportions. What evolved yesterday was the final stage of a process of wheeling and dealing that has been destructive for the …

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INTO THE FRAY: Imbecilic, Iniquitous, Inimical…

By its unflagging support of the establishment of a homophobic, misogynistic Muslim-majority tyranny (a.k.a. a Palestinian state), America’s allegedly “progressive” Jewry reveals that it is, in fact, profoundly regressive Benjamin Netanyahu is a failed leader. He has led the State of Israel, once a proud example of a tenacious and …

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From Israel: Caught in the Quagmire!

Quagmire, morass, predicament.  Call it what you will, Israel’s current political situation is one hell of a mess. Actually, I call it a busha, a source of shame ‒ that some of our purported leaders have not managed (or have not chosen) to get their acts together to form a …

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Arlene from Israel – Could Be Worse.

 Before I begin to discuss how it could be worse, a couple of housekeeping matters. First, dear readers, please know that I am working overtime on the Legal Grounds Campaign.  That’s a good thing, because it means we are developing a solid campaign to coincide with the formation of the …

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Elections for the Short Attention Span

Israel Advocacy Update. Written by Emily Gian. Media and Advocacy Director, Zionist Federation of Australia.. The Israeli elections are getting close, and with only three weeks to go before polling, the entire country is in full campaign mode. There has been plenty of analysis about the different parties (of which …

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From the desk of Dr. Ron Weiser AM.

Well, we are 3 weeks or so into this truce and the answer to the first of our questions from August is self evident. Hamas appears to be committed to keeping the 1 month truce. I say appears, because once again Israel has been manoeuvred into a difficult decision. Having …

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Arlene from Israel – Struggle All the Way

Let me begin with a video of something I described last night from the Shloshim ceremonies at the Great Synagogue.  This is Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, Chief Cantor of the IDF, singing with choir in prayer for the soldiers of the IDF: For strength.  (And with thanks to Linda O.) …

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