Monthly Archives: August 2012

Reuniting the National Religious parties

I don’t normally write about local Israeli politics here, but this article in today’s Yisrael Hayom, “Withering Heights” by Amiad Taub, hit so close to my heart that I cannot ignore it.  I don’t intend this to be a party … Continue reading

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Worrying about Egypt

Israel has been very cautious about the Arab “Spring” from the first moment, even though her concerns were ignored or belittled by the international community, but now the next moves in the Middle Eastern chess game are becoming clearer.  Following … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another installment in my Good News Friday series. This week’s most exciting news comes from Nefesh b’Nefesh, who brought a plane-load of 350 American immigrants to Israel.  This is beyond good news – it is excellent! A special charter flight … Continue reading

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7 reasons why Israel should neutralize Iran’s nuclear threat

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wrote an article earlier this week explaining “7 reasons why Israel should not attack Iran’s nuclear facilities“. Goldberg is center-left on Israel, and he is always an interesting read. Here is a quick summary of his … Continue reading

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Israel’s anti-Iranian nuke strike capability undermined by too much chatter

The local and international airwaves, print media and internet are full of talk about the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear sites, yet all this chatter sheds more heat than light on any potential Israeli plans, and possibly … Continue reading

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President Morsi fires Egypt’s top military echelon, surprising Israel with his power play

Apologies for being slightly behind the news, having just got back from a short holiday. Egypt’s President Morsi took surprising action by firing Egypt’s top military echelon yesterday. A government spokesman said Sunday that Egypt’s president has ordered the defense … Continue reading

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