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U.N. Head Rejects Calls for Israel’s Annihilation

Honestly, that message could have been delivered from New York.

Fighter Jets…

This morning, the jets have been flying and, child that I am inside, I keep going to my balcony and watching them.

Hypocrisy’s Fury

You dare to hold Jonathan Pollard in prison for 29 years for spying on an ally...when you've been doing the same thing all along?

A Soldier’s Mother: Sukkot and the Times

Israel has become the greatest of Sukkahs for the Jewish people - it is truly here that we are safe in a way we do not feel anywhere else in the world.

A Soldier’s Mother: From One Soldier’s Mother to Another

Arranging a holiday in Israel can be very interesting. It seems like the whole country goes on vacation at the same time

A Soldier’s Mother: A Message to Geula and Mea Shearim

But if a soldier of Israel cannot walk safely in your neighborhood, than neither can I.

Cheating a Lone Soldier? Shame on you!

When Elie questioned the deal, Tamar started getting annoyed.

A Soldier’s Mother: Kerry on Israel

The problem with listening to John Kerry is that within minutes you start to get a headache - and that's the best I can say.

A Soldier’s Mother: Writing the Great Israeli Play

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players;" and Israel, and ALL its inhabitants, are its greatest stage and players

A Soldier’s Mother: The Temple Mount and 97 Arabs

Israel, unlike Jordan and unlike the Palestinians, practices freedom of religion and so we allow...read that again...WE ALLOW all religions...well, except Jews...to pray on the Temple Mount.

What DOESN’T Make the News‏

100% of the 'First Responders' helping those Arab school girls were Jewish and they didn't hesitate!

The Perfect, Most Important Post You’ll Ever Read

As usual after tragedies and attacks, Israelis are united--if not in hope, than in pain and in anger

Haveil Havalim #384

Haveil Havalim is a great idea (I'm not going to post the normal shpiel here - just let me say it's our way of sharing a whole bunch of interesting blogs and blog posts that were posted this last week in the Jewish-Israel blogsphere.

The Ghetto Mentality Award for 2013

It goes to Rabbi Yosef Antebi, the beaten Amsterdam rabbi.

A Soldier’s Mother: An Apology Deserved

Into the commanders' errors, entered a young soldier. What that soldier thought and did CANNOT be judged by those who were not there, who rely on a manipulated video that tells only part of the story

A Soldier’s Mother: What We Do to Ourselves

Why did I wear my "star"? Here once, Germany had labeled Jews, now I freely chose to label myself.

And the Lie Continues…

Once again, the nonsense that a child is wiping up blood in Gaza as a picture is used again. This time, it is claimed by Syrian rebels to be a child there. In defending the Syrian rebels, Linda Juniper attempts to set the story straight...and misses completely.

A Message to Ahmadinejad

A response to Ahmadinejad's vitriol from a Jew of Persian descent.

A Canyon So Deep: Israel’s Red Canyon

The entire walk through the canyon lasts about an hour - you walk through it, sliding down in some locations, squeezing between rocks in others. Then, you have a choice - this way back to the parking lot; that way to go deeper into the canyon. The sun was setting and the colors were amazing; as the sun touched the mountains, the red stone deepened and the golden sons glistened. We turned back to the parking lot because I didn't want to be out there in the dark.

Tea, Chocolate and Running Around…

I asked him how it went - it went fine.

Yariv Oppenheimer, PLEASE Leave Israel

Leave Israel, Yariv. Find another place to live which you think shares the ideals you believe in.

Grace and Respect

There is, in Israel, a built-in respect for the elderly. But Anthony Cordesman, who gave Professor Yehezkel Dror a prolonged scolding for interrupting him, is apparently unfamiliar with Israeli society. Yes, interrupting someone is bad manners, even rude - and while it isn't loved in Israel, it's just something that happens and we take it in stride. You cut back in, you talk, you communicate. What you never do is embarrass the other person, especially if he's older than you.

Remembering Israel

What is left to say when a 16 year-old is dead? How will her mother and family endure without her?

A Soldier’s Mother: Innocent Palestinian Girl Shot by Israeli Troops in Jerusalem

Know the truth. A terrorist died Sunday in Israel and I'm so grateful she died alone. Know too, that the minute she picked up that knife her destiny was sealed.

Levels of Tragedy

Eitam and Na’ama Henkin never lived to see their children grown, never see them marry...

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