Category Archives: Israel news

Good News Friday

As always, despite any bad or depressing news in the preceding week, there are always a couple of bright spots to include in my latest Good News Friday post. This week we start with some local politics: the Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

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The Middle East peace talks – what just happened?

The last 24-48 hours have been like a crazy roller-coaster ride for Israelis and Middle-East watchers. The Obama-Kerry inspired “peace” talks between Israel and the Palestinians have taken so many turns, upsets, switchbacks and hairpin bends that anyone trying to … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As always, despite the bad news during the preceding week, it’s time for another Good News Friday post to cheer us up for Shabbat. The first item is  a wonderfully heart-warming story (h/t Mark) of the Israeli mother of a … Continue reading

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Petach Tikva – the organized crime capital of Israel?

I’ve been trying to avoid this subject for the simple reason that I don’t like to post bad news about Israel. There are more than enough outlets that are only too happy to bad-mouth Israel, whether truthfully or not, and … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It seems that Friday’s come round quicker every week! So here is this week’s Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with water, or rather, the lack of it. As we know, Israel has overcome its water shortage with recycling and … Continue reading

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Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

The festival of Purim began this evening as soon as Shabbat went out. We’ve already been to shul and heard the *Megillah being read, with the ra’ashanim of various sorts – from toy gun caps to bells, whistles, rattling keys … Continue reading

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