Monthly Archives: October 2017

Bad sporting behaviour by the Arabs at the International Judo competition in Abu Dhabi

Last week (while I was otherwise occupied) the International Judo Federation (IJF) held its annual competition in Abu Dhabi. The behaviour of the Arab hosts as well as other Arab teams was absolutely disgraceful and should have been enough to … Continue reading

Posted in Antisemitism, Boycotts and BDS, Culture, Arts & Sports, International relations, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Good News Friday – Cochlear Implant edition

This week my Good News Friday post is going to be completely personal, though it relates to Israel’s medical industry. I am sitting in Jerusalem right now, keeping my daughter Vered and son-in-law Pini company in Shaare Zedek Hospital as … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Israel news, Slice of Israeli life, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Good News Friday

In the spirit of my previous post, what better way to finish the week than with another Good News Friday post. Let’s start with some excellent news from Israel’s biomedical sector. Israeli researchers have engineered a new substance that can … Continue reading

Posted in Boycotts and BDS, Israel news, support Israel, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My 40th Aliya anniversary!

Today, exactly 40 years ago, on the Thursday between Bereishit and Noach, I made aliya from England. (The exact date was 13th October 1977, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5738). In the beginning… I fell in love with Israel long before I … Continue reading

Posted in Family, History, Israel news, Slice of Israeli life | Tagged , , , | 33 Comments

Trump decertifies the Iran deal

After the festivals were over we were greeted with the very good news that President Donald Trump had announced that he was not going to recertify the JCPOA – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as “the Iran … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and Military, International relations, Iran, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Good News Friday

The chagim are finally over and it’s back to normal programming at last, so I’m happy to post my first “regular” Good News Friday installment for this year. Since the latest news concerned the US withdrawal from UNESCO, signifying support … Continue reading

Posted in Media and journalism, support Israel | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments