Category Archives: History

Chanukah Same’ach! Happy Chanukah!

Chanukah has just begun here in Israel, and we have our Menorahs – or Chanukiyot as they are called in Israel – lit up at the window. It is one of my favourite chagim, since it requires very little preparation … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s been an exciting week for our family but you will have to wait till Motzaei Shabbat (Saturday night) to hear all about it. Meanwhile you will have to make do with another Good News Friday installment. First we have … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I shall start this week’s Good News Friday with some news from last week.  Last Shabbat we read the Torah portion of Chayeh Sarah, “the life of Sarah”, in which Sarah our Foremother passed away. In Genesis 23:16, we read … Continue reading

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Combatting antisemitism on the streets of London

One more post about the poisonous atmosphere in Britain where Israel is concerned. While Binyamin Netanyahu was in London for the Balfour centenary celebrations, thousands of ill-wishers took to the streets to protest. What were they protesting? Anything from Israel’s … Continue reading

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#Balfour100 – Look who didn’t come to dinner

Last week, as part of the celebrations marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May held a dinner attended by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and many other British and Jewish dignitaries. But who was the … Continue reading

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The British Betrayal of the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate

#Balfour100 … it is imperative that Israel and its friends insist on a full accounting of Britain’s record…. Proud Britain may be, but Israel cannot forget that in May 1939 the British unilaterally abrogated the Balfour Declaration, shutting down Jewish immigration to Palestine. This act had no legal foundation. Continue reading

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