Tag Archives: US Embassy

Good News before Shavuot

It’s not quite Friday as I write (though it may well be so by the time I post), but with the upcoming Shavuot festival starting straight after Shabbat, and after this week’s upsetting news, I thought it fitting to post … Continue reading

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Chag Same’ach! Yom Yerushalayim 5778 – 2018

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s miraculous win over combined Arab forces in 1967, began last night (Saturday night) with festive prayer services in synagogues around the country. This year we mark the 51st anniversary of the reunification … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

We’ve already had a surfeit of good news this week, from Donald Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal from the JCPOA to the widespread international support for Israel in its defensive actions against Iranian aggression. Tomorrow night Israel will be marking … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Purim finished yesterday in most of the Jewish world, while Jerusalem and other walled cities are still celebrating though they too are now getting ready for Shabbat, so what better time for a Good News Friday post than right now. … Continue reading

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Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel

Earlier this week the American Vice President Mike Pence and his wife arrived in Israel on an official two-day visit, and it was a roaring success. I will take the liberty of quoting from the wonderful journalist and commentator Arlene … Continue reading

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They just can’t help themselves: Predictably outrageous international reactions to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

Just like the Palestinians and their supporters simply can’t help themselves but resort to violence whenever a political decision is not anti-Israel enough, similarly the UN, the EU, and many other countries, whether civilised or not, feel it incumbent upon … Continue reading

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