Tag Archives: Holland

Is Erdogan going to help Geert Wilders get elected in Holland?

While we were out celebrating Purim, a different kind of “nahafoch hu” – a topsy turvy event – was occurring in Holland. It all started when Turkish President, in his bid to turn himself into a modern-day Sultan, has been … Continue reading

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Gestures of support for Israel after the terror attack, but no change in EU policy

After this week’s terror attack Israelis were pleasantly surprised (if that’s the right term) and even gratified to see symbolic expressions of support extended to us from around the world. This is in stark contrast to previous attacks where, besides … Continue reading

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Presbyterians divest, Dutch regret their divestment

The horribly biased Presbyterian Church of the USA (PCUSA) has voted to divest from companies that do business with Israel, declaring that “we cannot profit from the destruction of homes and lives”. Leaders of the Presbyterian Church USA explained their … Continue reading

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The rebound effect of the European boycott of settlements

Remember those EU directives on the settlements from a few weeks ago? Any news about them has been swallowed up in all the dramatic headlines from Syria and Egypt. But that does not mean that the directives calling for a … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

That time of the week has come around again so quickly – time for another installment of Good News Friday. My first item for this week is both a source of national pride for the whole country and is a … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for my next Good News Friday installment, and amazingly enough, one whole year has passed since I began this series.  In fact the first anniversary was almost 2 weeks ago, but I only noticed that a year had … Continue reading

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