Tag Archives: Hebron

Israel announces the names of the Hamas kidnappers of the 3 teens

In very fresh news, earlier this evening the Shin Bet announced the names of the kidnappers of the three teenagers who were abducted exactly 2 weeks ago in Gush Etzion: The two alleged abductors, Amer Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme, … Continue reading

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The criminally inept Israeli police didn’t react to the kidnap in real time

The Israeli Police need a new chief, a new minister and a swift kick up the backside, in no particular order. Rumours have been circulating since the 3 boys were kidnapped that one of the boys called the police on … Continue reading

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No news on kidnapped boys. Palestinians celebrate

Unfortunately there is no new information about the fate of the three kidnapped boys. Their names and places of residence have now been released: A gag order on naming the trio has now been lifted. They have been identified as Eyal … Continue reading

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Antisemitism in the media – home-grown and foreign

Following the ADL’s wide-ranging report on antisemitic attitudes worldwide, it should not come as a shock to discover how these attitudes are expressed in real life. Nevertheless the following stories do disturb me greatly. I will start with home-grown antisemitism … Continue reading

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For in every generation they rise up to destroy us

Two separate acts, committed at opposite ends of the world by two separate people joined by one motivating factor – hatred of Jews and the desire to kill them – threw those words from the Vehi She’amda poem in the … Continue reading

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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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