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Disaster in Nepal; Israeli aid on the way

As you all must have heard by now, a massive earthquake, 7.9 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Kathmandu and Everest region of Nepal on Saturday morning. Thousands are reported dead, many more are injured, countless others are missing, … Continue reading

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Starting the week with a bang

In fact the “bang” started already at the end of the week just past with a rather large bang at the end of Independence Day, as a rocket launched from Gaza exploded in the area around Sderot. Thankfully there were … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s hard to be believe another week has already passed, but with Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut in the middle the week felt somewhat shortened. In the spirit of Yom Ha’atzmaut, this week’s Good News Friday edition will focus on … Continue reading

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Chag Atzma’ut Same’ach! Happy 67th Independence Day Israel!

It’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and, as remarked upon by both local and foreign observers, the country swings in a schizophrenic kind of way from the mourning, sorrow and remembrance of Yom Hazikaron to the flag-waving patriotism and general … Continue reading

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Yom hazikaron 5775 – Israel’s Memorial Day 2015

The ceremony for Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day, at the KotelYom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, began this evening at sundown with a very moving ceremony at the Kotel. President Reuven Rivlin addressed the audience … Continue reading

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Chutzpah of the week: Iran? Russia? The ICC?

The week has barely started but I think it is safe to announce the candidates for this week’s Chutzpah of the Week Award. (No, this is not a regular occurrence on this blog even though the daily news provides us … Continue reading

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