Monthly Archives: June 2014

Baruch Dayan Emet. May Hashem avenge their blood #EyalGiladNaftali

The worst possible news has just been announced after a couple of hours of rumours flying around Israel: the bodies of the three kidnapped boys, Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel were discovered near Halhoul, in the Hebron area: … Continue reading

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Israel joins in unity and prayer to #BringBackOurBoys

I am dismayed to report that no further progress in finding the three kidnapped teenagers, despite appeals being made in the international media and institutions like the UN, and Jewish communities around the world, and despite the IDF’s intensive operations … Continue reading

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Are Gaza rockets targeting Kurdish oil route to Israel?

Over the last month the rocket fire into southern Israel from Gaza has been steadily increasing, and with increasingly severe results.  On Saturday night a factory in Sderot took a direct hit and burnt down, while other factories in the … Continue reading

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Anti-semitism and Anti-Israelism: First the bad news, then the (almost) good

The news in recent days has been full of items about antisemitic acts, attitudes and outbursts committed around the world. It is getting to be exceedingly depressing to read a newspaper or simply glance at the headlines online. However, read … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s hard to believe another week has gone by, especially another week in which Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali have not returned home. Nevertheless I still want to post a Good News Friday post to help us into Shabbat. We’ll start … Continue reading

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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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