Tag Archives: Jerusalem

A win and a loss in Israeli counter-terrorism

Yesterday Israel saw two dramatic terror incidents either thwarted or failed – both of which ended without incident but which had huge potential for disaster. The first incident was an attempted bombing of the Jerusalem Light Rail. The Times of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Once again a dreadful terror attack, this time in France, has made me think twice about posting a Good News Friday post, but I’ve come to the conclusion that if I only publish good news posts in a week when … Continue reading

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Muslims riot, attack Jews on Temple Mount; police throw out the Jews

The above events described in my headline did not occur in some benighted antisemitic country, and the police in question do not act under the command of a tyrannical dictatorship. This occurred in the Jewish sovereign State of Israel and … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5776 – 2016

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous win over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year we mark the 49th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Thank goodness it’s Friday again, and time for another Good News Friday installment. We’ll start with some Jewish tradition. Yesterday was the minor holiday of Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer. The main celebration, or “Hilula” is marked … Continue reading

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Terror returns to Jerusalem: 21 hurt in bus bombing

This afternoon a bus exploded on the streets of Jerusalem, injuring 21 people, including apparently the bomber himself. Unusually for Israel there was initially a great deal of confusion and conflicting reports about the incident, with the authorities refusing to … Continue reading

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