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From Israel: “We Brought Him Home!”

April 7, 2019

Thirty-seven years ago, during the First Lebanon war, Israeli troops engaged in a fierce and bloody battle with Syrian and affiliated PLO units

From Israel: “No Choice, Finally”

April 2, 2019

I did my good news posting and was very glad for it.   

But, if we care about what’s going on around us,

From Israel: “For the Sake of Sanity”

My sanity, certainly, and perhaps yours too.

Today is April Fool’s Day.  I don’t do April Fools shtick, but I found someone who

From Israel: “Do Not Be Lulled!”

March 29, 2019

I begin this posting with a caution about how “current” it will be when you read it.  This may seem to be a

From Israel: “Redeeming the Intolerable?”

March 26, 2019

In my last posting I discussed Israel’s failure to be tough enough – to create an environment of deterrence – with regard to

From Israel: “This Just Won’t Do!”

March 25, 2019

Purim is over, and we are back to “normal,” whatever that actually is.

Last Tuesday, the terrorist who murdered Staff Sgt. Gal

From Israel: “Rage and Pain Multiplied!”

March 18, 2019

We knew there was a strong possibility that Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger might not live, in spite of the valiant efforts of his doctors

From Israel: “Damn, Damn!!”

March 17, 2019

Perhaps it should not be unexpected, for there is frequently an increase in attacks before Purim, which comes later this week.

But one

From Israel: “Extreme Malice and Stupidity!”

March 15, 2019

The air in Israel is heavy with tensions, but in many instances, for the wrong reasons. We are subject to so much nonsense:

From Israel: “We Are Not Total Idiots!”

March 11, 2019

“We”?   I am speaking of Jews:  The Jews here in Israel, certainly.  And some percentage of American Jews.

I’ve been tracking the growing