Monthly Archives: February 2013

Defence news updates

One of the best pieces of news that we have received recently is that Israel successfully tested the Arrow 3 missile, adding to Israel’s arsenal against the Iranian missile threat: The Ministry of Defense carried out its first successful test … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and Military, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New wave of Palestinian violence flares up

A renewed wave of violence has spread across Judea and Samaria in the last couple of weeks, actively aided and abetted by incitement from by Mahmoud Abbas himself. The current wave began when four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began … Continue reading

Posted in Incitement, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Political lessons from the Purim story

Since it is still Purim today in Jerusalem, it is timely to be reminded of the modern-day lessons and parallels that can be learned from the ancient Purim story as written in the Megillah. Barry Rubin has written a very … Continue reading

Posted in Antisemitism, Judaism, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Purim Same’ach! Happy Purim!

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

Posted in Judaism | Tagged

Good News Friday

It’s time for another Good News Friday installment, and as opposed to last week when I had a hard time finding any good news to write about, this week we have a plethora of excellent news. Since this week is … Continue reading

Posted in Antisemitism, Culture, Arts & Sports, Israel news, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The height of political cynicism: Tzippi Livni joins Bibi’s coalition

Tzippi Livni has taken her party (alternatively called Hatnuah – which sounds like a bowel movement or a traffic jam – or the Tzippi Livni party – which sounds like the height of arrogance) into Binyamin Netanyahu’s government, becoming the … Continue reading

Posted in Israel news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments