Category Archives: International relations

Shana Tova Umetuka – 5781

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins tonight (Friday night), and lasts for 2 days, until sundown on Sunday night. The Jewish year follows the lunar calendar, and the number counts the number of years since Creation. This year we … Continue reading

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The Israel-UAE treaty: is it good for Israel or bad?

I have been very much in two minds about the Israel-Emirates peace treaty which was announced last week. On the one hand it is indeed a very good thing, one less enemy in the Arab world and indeed one more … Continue reading

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Some good news for Lag Ba’Omer

Today is Lag Ba”Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer, a semi-holiday marked by bonfires in the night, music and a popular day for weddings. This year, because of the coronavirus restrictions, bonfires were banned except in a very few … Continue reading

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Keeping up morale in the Corona crisis

How can I post a Good News Friday post amidst this unprecedented worldwide quarantine which has confined millions to their homes, shuttering businesses and places of entertainment and leisure, and bringing the world economy to its knees? There are more … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Apologies for the long hiatus in blogging. Family life, crises and dramas keep getting in the way. But now it’s time to catch up on some good news for a change, so here is my latest Good News Friday post. … Continue reading

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The Trump Deal, Palestinian war-crimes, and a UN boycott of Israel

The background to this post is the “Deal of the Century” peace deal from President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and several other Administration officials.  Their hearts were in the right place, and the initial reaction of most Israelis was that … Continue reading

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