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From Israel: Ouch!

March 20, 2018

Which is to say: it hurts!

In my last post I focused on news of two terror attacks in recent days, and I

From Israel: How Vile Does It Get?

March 19, 2018

Late Friday afternoon there was a terror attack by car ramming that took place outside of Mevo Datan, a small community in the

From Israel: Phew!

March 15, 2018

Until late yesterday Israelis were facing the unpleasant prospect of an early election brought on by the collapse of the coalition.  The presenting

From Israel: The Sun Still Shines

March 8, 2018

It may be behind the clouds part of the time, and the clouds can get very dark.  But it’s there.  And we need

From Israel: Hang on to Your Hats!

March 5, 2018

My regular readers know that I am basically an upbeat person.  I am not a Pollyanna: I face the bad news.  But I

From Israel: Threats and Victory

February 26, 2018

Wednesday night and Thursday we celebrate Purim (with the celebration a day later in Jerusalem, a walled city).  As we read the Megillat

From Israel: Without Shame

February 21, 2018

It’s a fascinating phenomenon, a paradox:

Muslim Arab (and thus Palestinian Arab) culture is an honor-shame culture.  Honor is the ultimate value.  But

From Israel: The World as Whirlwind

February 20, 2018

It feels as if there is flux everywhere: whether with regard to politics, diplomacy or security issues.  And so, let us turn away