Category Archives: Israel news

Chag Shavuot Same’ach!

The Jewish People are heading into another festival this weekend, with Shavuot running straight on from Shabbat and beginning on Saturday night (so I will be offline until Sunday night at the very earliest). The festival of Shavuot (“Feast of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After yet another contentious and tense week, thank goodness it’s Friday and time to post another Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with some entertainment news. Despite US singer Lauryn Hill cancelling her scheduled concert in Israel due to pressure … Continue reading

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We have a government (for as long as it lasts)

Last night, or early this morning, Binyamin Netanyahu finally cobbled together a governing coalition with the slimmest of majorities – 1 seat. The haggling and horse trading went down to the wire and no one was sure we wouldn’t wake … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Jews hold up a mirror to Israeli society – not a pretty picture

In case you hadn’t heard, a huge rally of Ethiopian Israeli Jews took place in Tel Aviv on Sunday which quickly devolved into violence, leaving dozens of injured on both sides: the police and the demonstrators. The initial spark for … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another difficult week has passed by, so thank goodness it’s Friday and time for another Good News Friday post. We’ll start with Israel’s fantastic disaster relief efforts in Nepal.  Israel sent one of the largest aid delegations in the world … Continue reading

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Boycotting the boycotters: anti-BDS legislation wins the day

Following on from the previous post by Brian about the origins of BDS, it is important to keep things in proportion. Despite the outrageous nature of the motives of BDS (it basically boils down to antisemitism), and notwithstanding their self-promotion … Continue reading

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