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From Israel: “Heaven Help Us!”

July 19, 2019

Both here in Israel and in the US, there is so much dissension, so much hostility.  My thought again and again is that

From Israel: “With Pain and Bewilderment”

July 14, 2019

With all there is to write about, I have decided first to do a follow-up to my posting about the Ethiopian riots sent

From Israel: “The Ethiopian Riots – Distortion and Truth”

July 8, 2019

Last Sunday, June 30, news broke that an unarmed Ethiopian 19 year old, Solomon Teka, had been shot dead by an off-duty policeman

From Israel: “Unstable and Scary”

July 5, 2019

We cannot pretend otherwise: There is a great deal happening that evokes a very deep unease.  This was my theme in my last

From Israel: “Surreal!”

June 27, 2019

So much, so much, seems not as it should be – or, at least, as we would, in the normal course of events,

From Israel: “WHAT Are They Thinking??!”

June 24, 2019

The workshop/conference in Bahrain has not even started yet, and we are being deluged by news reports about the Trump plan.  Quite frankly,

From Israel: “Hmm…A Different Take”

June 20, 2019

Yoni Ben-Menachem, a Middle East analyst with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, has advanced a highly plausible take on the situation surrounding

From Israel: “So, Is It Annexation, or What?!”

June 18, 2019

I can tell you, dear readers, that it is not annexation.  Before you panic, allow me to explain.  My reasoning is quite positive:


From Israel: “Critical: Rise Up to Meet Them!”

June 13, 2019

Our many challenges, that is.  It is so easy to ignore them, or minimize them.  But we do not have the luxury of doing

From Israel: “Respite from the Lunacy!”

June 7, 2019

I wrote in my last posting about the passing of First Lady Nechama Rivlin, z”l.  But I return to this subject briefly now