Tag Archives: Israel

Obama preaches Jewish values to the Jews

In another long interview with his favourite unofficial spokesman, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic Magazine,  President Barack Obama decided that Israel needed another dose of his tough love which, he seemed to imply, hurt him more than it will hurt … 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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Disaster in Nepal; Israeli aid on the way

As you all must have heard by now, a massive earthquake, 7.9 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Kathmandu and Everest region of Nepal on Saturday morning. Thousands are reported dead, many more are injured, countless others are missing, … Continue reading

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Chag Atzma’ut Same’ach! Happy 67th Independence Day Israel!

It’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, and, as remarked upon by both local and foreign observers, the country swings in a schizophrenic kind of way from the mourning, sorrow and remembrance of Yom Hazikaron to the flag-waving patriotism and general … Continue reading

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Yom hazikaron 5775 – Israel’s Memorial Day 2015

The ceremony for Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day, at the KotelYom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, began this evening at sundown with a very moving ceremony at the Kotel. President Reuven Rivlin addressed the audience … Continue reading

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Chutzpah of the week: Iran? Russia? The ICC?

The week has barely started but I think it is safe to announce the candidates for this week’s Chutzpah of the Week Award. (No, this is not a regular occurrence on this blog even though the daily news provides us … Continue reading

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