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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

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.


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

From Israel: “Ceasefire Magic!”

May 22, 2019

Magic only in this sense: Now you see it, now you don’t.  Sort of like the rabbit:

Except that it’s not nearly as much

From Israel: “Forcing Them to Their Knees!”

May 19, 2019

It is not because it is unimportant that I have not written about President Trump’s challenge to Iranian threats.  It is of critical importance.

From Israel: “Here at Home: It’s UGH!”

May 17, 2019

Even with the UGH! there are always good things to report.  And so, today I had hoped to begin with a deeply moving