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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:

Last

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

From Israel: “Never Simple, Never Smooth!”

June 4, 2019

It’s the way of the world.  There are always complexities and provisos and competing perspectives.  

But first matters first: Sometimes the way

From Israel: “The Blessings Within!”

June 3, 2019

Today is Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day, marking the re-unification of Jerusalem in 1967.  Never, ever, will our city be divided again.

Jerusalem

From Israel: “Appalling!”

May 31, 2019

And a source of sadness, as well.  

I refer, of course, to the current political situation in Israel.

For days, I held