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Good News Friday

Pesach is over and with it the mad rush to clean and cook and prepare and eat and… well, you get the picture. So it’s about time I posted another Good News Friday post. :-) This week’s installment consists of … Continue reading

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Israeli Elections 2015: Likud’s win, and how the polls got it wrong

Since the initial exit polls came out, the final numbers have changed the results even more radically.  Some caution is still required since the “double envelop” absentee and soldiers’ vote have still not been fully counted and those could change … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet. Uri Orbach z”l

Uri Orbach, the politician, journalist, children’s author, humorist and so much more, passed away yesterday at much too young an age (54). He will be sorely missed not only within his own religious Zionist circles but across the Israeli political … Continue reading

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Israel as a Jewish State

Were you as surprised as I was to discover that there is no actual law enshrining Israel’s status as a Jewish state and the homeland of the Jewish People? This is the background to the latest political kerfuffle in Israeli … Continue reading

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President Reuven Rivlin – Israel’s 10th President

As the end of President Shimon Peres’s 7-year term approached, a nasty dirty battle was  waged in recent weeks in the Knesset over who Israel’s next President was to be.  Binyamin Netanyahu mystifyingly opposed Rivlin’s candidacy until the very last … Continue reading

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Good News Thursday

Since Purim is fast approaching (it falls this Sunday) I have decided to post an additional good news post before tomorrow’s usual Good News Friday post. This post will concentrate on #BDSFails – failures and backfires of the boycott efforts … Continue reading

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