Monthly Archives: July 2018

A long hot summer on Israel’s borders

The situation on Israel’s major borders is so volatile that it looks like we’re in for a long hot summer in more ways than one. The South Let’s have a quick look at the smouldering southern border with Gaza, via … Continue reading

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Again, Palestinian incitement leads to murder

On Friday I mentioned briefly the brutal murder of Yotam Ovadia in the settlement of Adam by a 17 year old terrorist. First we have a chilling description of the killing: The father of Yotam Ovadia, who was killed in … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I cannot start this week’s post without mentioning some very not good news: yesterday an Israeli civilian, Yotam Ovadia  was stabbed to death and two others injured in a brutal terror attack carried out by a 17 year old Palestinian … Continue reading

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Deciphering the 2018 Basic Law in Israel – The Nation State of the Jewish People

Originally posted on FirstOneThrough:
On July 19, 2018, Israel signed a new Basic Law called “The Nation-State of the Jewish People.” It has been called controversial by many liberal media outlets in what it purports to do with minority rights.…

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Tisha B’Av 5778 (2018)

Since the 9th day of Av fell yesterday, on Shabbat when we do not mourn, the fast itself was deferred to today, beginning last night at sundown and finishing at sundown tonight. Tisha Be’Av, the 9th day of the month … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Friday Erev Tisha B’Av

Today is not a regular Friday. It is Erev Tisha B’Av, and although we do not mourn on Shabbat (thus the fast is put off until Sunday), we are still carrying on in a more minor key than usual. Therefore … Continue reading

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