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Despite it all – Good News Friday

As has happened so many times recently, I had my doubts about posting a Good News Friday installment today. I am still simmering over this week’s mini-war and the fiasco of the ceasefire, and the last thing I wanted to … Continue reading

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Ceasefire?! The people are furious (plus Liberman resigns)

Yesterday I thought the nation was going to have a fit of apoplexy as we raged against the government’s shocking capitulation to Hamas and agreed to a ceasefire (we cease, they fire) within 24 hours of the massive rocket barrage … Continue reading

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Hamas launches huge rocket barrage against the south after IDF officer and Hamas terrorist killed in Gaza

A huge escalation between Israel and Gaza has developed over the last 24 hours, with the toll being: one IDF special forces officer killed, another injured, 7 Hamas terrorists killed including one of their commanders; over 100 rockets fired into … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After an anniversary like today’s we need a Good News Friday post to put us into the mood for Shabbat. On the subject of Kristallnacht, it is good news indeed that a rare 150-year old Torah scroll was discovered inside … Continue reading

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80 years since Kristallnacht and antisemitism is still on the rise

The 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht falls tomorrow – the brutal pogrom, which came to be known as Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – in which hundreds of synagogues were burnt down, thousands of Jewish shops and business were … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After the terrible events of last week we are in need of a Good News Friday post more than ever. Let’s start with some great news from the Arab Emirates of all places. Israelis have become used to being banned … Continue reading

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