Tag Archives: Jerusalem

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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The loss of Jewish rights on the Temple Mount – cause and effect

I know that I go on a bit (OK, a lot) about Israeli sovereignty in Israel, including Judea and Samaria, and Jewish rights on the Temple Mount in particular, but this week the cause and effect of not enforcing our … Continue reading

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Delegitimization of Israel at the UN, antisemitism on Facebook

It’s become the latest fashion, everyone’s favourite game, with Israel being made to play “it” – the unwilling target. Starting with the UN, once again it doesn’t let us down in our low to zero expectations of it whenever it … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As in previous weeks, I’m hardly in the mood to find any good news at all, so I hope you appreciate my mental effort in the difficult search for a light amongst the darkness. With that caveat, I present you … Continue reading

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