Monthly Archives: April 2012

Baruch Dayan Emet: Benzion Netanyahu at 102

Benzion Netanyahu, the father of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, passed away last night at the age of 102, and was laid to rest today in Jerusalem. The prime minister eulogized his father as a man who knew “how to identify … Continue reading

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UK Co-op Supermarket boycotts Israeli settlement goods and institutes secondary boycott of Israeli exporters

The latest outrage from the anti-Israel (and mostly antisemitic) BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement comes from the British Co-op supermarket stores. (h/t Times of Israel who provided a link to the BDS-ers website, which I will not do here so … Continue reading

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Arabs attack Israeli Jews – international yawn

Now that the memorials and celebrations of last week are over, it’s back to regular programming. Here are two small items which almost flew under the radar of the Israeli press, and certainly received no mention in any international media. … Continue reading

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Chag Sameach! Yom Ha’atzmaut 5772

It’s Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day – and it’s time to celebrate! Israel turns 64 today, and to mark the special day, blogger Benji Lovitt has written a hilarious – and oh-so-true – list of 64 things he loves … Continue reading

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Yom Hazikaron 2012 – Israel’s Memorial Day

Yom Hazikaron has begun just a short while ago, and with it the usual mix of sadness leading to joy a day later on Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day). Here are a few links to bring the atmosphere over to you. … Continue reading

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Egypt cancels gas contract with Israel – politics or economics?

Last week Egypt cancelled it’s long-standing gas-exporting deal to Israel, triggering a diplomatic and political crisis with grave economic implications for Israel (and possibly for Egypt too).  The cancellation is not a total surprise seeing as the gas pipeline has … Continue reading

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