Tag Archives: British Mandate

The approach to Rosh Hashanah: The sound of the Shofar

Rosh Hashana begins on Sunday night and there is not much time left for posting. The news is almost unrelentingly bad and I really don’t feel like posting anything more about Iran, BDS, anti-Israel activity, anti-Semitism, the delegitimization of Israel, … Continue reading

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The British Parliament’s vote to recognize “the Palestinian State”

I’m reluctant to post bad news on erev Chag, but I didn’t get around to this yesterday and I don’t want to ignore the issue. On Monday the British Parliament took time out from its domestic woes – the NHS … Continue reading

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How brave Italians saved their Jews

Although Yom Hashoah is now past, it is always timely to learn about long-forgotten or little-known events of that period. A fascinating article at the BBC (yes, that BBC) (via Henry) sheds light on a hugely courageous Italian man who … Continue reading

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My Letter to the Editor: Palestinian statehood and Israeli historical rights

A Jerusalem Post reader by the name of James Adler is a regular letter writer to the newspaper. Unfortunately Mr. Adler’s view of the Middle East tends to the extreme dovish left, even though he is obviously a Zionist and … Continue reading

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How the media narrative on Israel has changed over 65 years

In honour of Israel’s 65th birthday (according to the Gregorian calendar), Life Magazine has published a series of fascinating photos (and at least one extremely graphic and gory one) from those early days. Click on this link to view the … Continue reading

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