Monthly Archives: March 2011

The IDF spokesman has a blog

The IDF spokesman’s blog is apparently not new, judging by its archives, but I only recently learned of it. I knew that the official spokesman had a website and a Youtube channel (which is worth watching regularly), but the blog … Continue reading

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Purim, Hamas-style

Today Hamas fired over 50 mortars and rockets into Israel. Thank G-d there were “only” 2 lightly injured people and one damaged house. The story was reported, as usual, in the Israeli press, and even got some coverage in the … Continue reading

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Well, that didn’t last long

I’m talking about the Libyan ceasefire. While we were sleeping, or at least while we were enjoying Shabbat, Ghaddafi went and – surprise – broke the ceasefire that he himself had declared on Friday. According to the New York Times, … Continue reading

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The UN springs into action over Libya – eventually

It is a fascinating experiment to watch the UN’s activities in the Middle East. Any time Israel is accused of wrong-doing – and it doesn’t have to be actually true – the UN springs into immediate action, issuing condemnations and … Continue reading

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A time to weep, and a time to be happy

The news from the yishuv of Itamar after Shabbat was simply horrific, as I am sure most of you will have read in the media by now. Five members of one family, Rabbi and IDF tank unit officer Udi Fogel, … Continue reading

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Time for a family update

And now for something completely different. (NOTE: to preserve privacy, no full names are being used here. You’ll just have to follow initials and try and keep them straight. Or not. Might be more fun.  ) So, apologies once more … Continue reading

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