Tag Archives: America

Bombings and stabbing in America – but were they terrorism?

A series of apparent terror attacks took place over the weekend in the United States, although the authorities seem to be having great difficulty in pronouncing the word “terror”, let alone “Muslim”. The biggest attack took place in Chelsea, Manhattan, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

This week has passed so quickly and before I’ve looked round it’s time for another Good News Friday installment. First, an astonishing story of self-sacrifice in more ways than one: a Haredi woman from New York lost 34 kg in … Continue reading

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Is this the theory that explains Obama’s Mideast strategy?

As we have all read in the daily headlines (and in my multiple blog posts) international events are picking up pace faster than ever, the Middle East is burning, alliances are being shed and re-formed in new constellations that would … Continue reading

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Good News Friday – war edition

Last week I couldn’t bring myself to post a Good News Friday installment. The news seemed to be unrelentingly bad and I couldn’t shake myself out of my depression. Another terrible week has gone by with heavy losses by the … Continue reading

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Europe – bad for the Jews?

The question mark at the end of my headline is probably not really necessary. The latest European election results, combined with a rising tide of antisemitic sentiment and violence, makes it clear that the time is rapidly approaching for the … Continue reading

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Another American Aleihum on Israel

An aleihum in colloquial Hebrew (or rather, as borrowed from Arabic) means a piling-on, an unreasoned attack. This is what we have been seeing in recent days with horrifying scare stories emanating from the US Administration about “alarming, even terrifying … Continue reading

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