Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tu B’Shvat Higia!

Today is the 15th of Shvat, known as Tu B’Shvat, and it is the “birthday of the trees”. I refer you to past posts of mine to learn about the beautiful minor festival. Here is a short excerpt: The tree … Continue reading

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More antisemitism on the British Left

Antisemitism on the British Left is a story that does not go away, the gift (if that’s the right word) that keeps on giving. Over the last few weeks several items have popped up in the media and I give … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Yesterday the world marked International Holocaust Memorial Day, amid rising hatred once again. In Warsaw, Poland, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid his respects in a solemn ceremony at a memorial to the Jews who died revolting against German … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I’m more or less back to normal programming now and it’s time for another Good News Friday installment. Let’s start with Israel’s biomedical industry, which never fails to innovate. One of the latest developments is a revolutionary new treatment for … Continue reading

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Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel

Earlier this week the American Vice President Mike Pence and his wife arrived in Israel on an official two-day visit, and it was a roaring success. I will take the liberty of quoting from the wonderful journalist and commentator Arlene … Continue reading

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UNRWA funding cut by the US

I have written countless times about UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency, which is the official UN agency for Palestinian refugees. It must be noted and stressed, for the umpteenth time, that the Palestinians are the only refugees who … Continue reading

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