Tag Archives: Israel

“For if you remain silent at this time, rescue and safety will come from another place”

The words in the title are a direct quote from Megillat Esther, the Book of Esther, which Jews worldwide will read on Wednesday night as Purim begins.  The background to the story is the plot by Haman the Agagite, the … Continue reading

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The Administration is in denial about ISIS, its cause and effect and its strategy

In reference to the US Administration’s reluctance to accept the Islamic source of ISIS’s manifesto, it is refreshing to see that there are those in the media who are not willing to give the Administration a pass. Peggy Noonan in … Continue reading

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Obama strengthens Iran on its nukes and Syria while Israel and Arab nations express concern

Despite American denials to the contrary (as I wrote last week), the US is indeed keeping Israel out of the loop on its talks with Iran – although the confirmation came via the EU, as Honest Reporting reports: 3. European … Continue reading

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Obama’s strategy has caused the US to be seen in the Middle East as the ally of terrorists

In my previous post I quoted from a very long essay by Michael Doran in Mosaic Magazine on Obama’s strategy in the Middle East, concentrating on Iran. Here, the article talks about Obama’s relations with Israel: To the Israelis, who … Continue reading

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IDF soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack named

The two IDF soldiers who were killed in yesterday’s cross-border attack in the were identified yesterday as Captain Yohai Kalangel and Sergeant Dor Nini: The two IDF soldiers killed in the Hezollah attack on the Israel-Lebanon border on Wednesday are … Continue reading

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After the Paris murders, ambivalence about Aliya

The funerals of the four Jewish victims of the terrorist attack on the Paris kosher supermarket took place in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Family and friends and Israeli political leaders delivered eulogies in a very moving ceremony which was impressively well-attended … Continue reading

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