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The Unmentionable Pig

8 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
One of the stranger aspects of Israel's ultra-Orthodox, "Chareidi" press, is their determination not to use the word "pig."

U’netanneh Tokef – the Hymn of Israel

3 Tishri 5773 – September 19, 2012
Unetanneh Tokef is part of our Israeli heritage. It was written here in the Land of Israel, by Israeli poets, for Israelis.

When the Wall Falls

24 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
The ancient synagogue in Meron is located on a hill above the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Like other Galilean synagogues from the Byzantine era, its entrance faces south, towards Jerusalem. But what makes this synagogue special is a story from its later history.

As America Throws Israel Under the Bus…

17 Elul 5772 – September 4, 2012
In "liberal-speak", pundits say that countries don't have allies, they have interests. That's incorrect; political leaders have interests...countries still have allies.

1500-Year-Old Jewish Town Discovered

16 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
After more than 100 years of archeological research in Israel, I'm always surprised there's still so much more to discover.  Sadly, today most such...

Flying Back to the US? Better Ask your Accountant First, You Could Get Arrested

13 Elul 5772 – August 31, 2012
U.S. taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Useful Idiocy Not a Valid Legal Defense, Israeli Court Rules

10 Elul 5772 – August 28, 2012
Not only could Rachel Corrie have prevented her own death, but Corrie was used by the anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement.

Who Gained From the Sinai Attack?

26 Av 5772 – August 14, 2012
I’ve been wavering back and forth on this, but more and more people I’ve proposed this theory to are beginning to say that there...

Dear Hillary, What Were You Thinking?!

26 Av 5772 – August 13, 2012
The State Department wont let the Jerusalem-born children of US parents, to list Jerusalem, ISRAEL on their US passport for fear of upsetting the Arab world, yet you criticize Israel for not allowing Jews freedom of prayer on the Temple Mount?

Surviving an IRS Audit in Israel

22 Av 5772 – August 9, 2012
Numerous Americans in Israel have received their $1000 tax credits per child. Now Uncle Sam wants to make sure you deserved to get it.

Yesh Din v’Yesh Dayan

7 Av 5772 – July 26, 2012
One after the other, people associated with the Gush Katif expulsion are going down. What's the connection?

The Chareidi Gush Katif

18 Tammuz 5772 – July 8, 2012
Legislation is being used to force a situation onto a significantly large minority sector that disagrees with the decision. Will it once again end in disaster for everyone?

Haaretz on its Daily Warpath

30 Sivan 5772 – June 20, 2012
Once again the Haaretz newspaper is on the warpath, targeting its bitter Zionist enemy, the State of Israel.

A Paradox: Israeli Arabs vs. Illegal African Migrants

25 Sivan 5772 – June 14, 2012
Today (Thursday) in Kfar Manda, an Israeli Arab village in the lower Galilee, Israeli Arabs lost their cool, and had an all out rumble with the illegal African migrants who have been occupying the town after too much noise was erupting from an apartment of Sudanese.

A Sane Israeli is a Leftist Mugged by Illegal African Migrants

21 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
Left leaning Israeli Journalist Guy Maroz slammed right-wing MKs in March 2010 for wanting to create "labor camps" for these illegal workers. He was among the most vocal activists demanding that Israel not deport the children of these illegal immigrants with their families - till it hit home for him.

Jerusalem vs. The Asifa

1 Sivan 5772 – May 21, 2012
I missed the Asifa. Admittedly, I wasn’t planning on going, though I do feel jealous of those software developers who managed to get 50,000...

Winners and Losers: Israel’s Historic Unity Government

16 Iyyar 5772 – May 8, 2012
A joint JoeSettler-Jameel post.  Left behind in the wake of Netanyahu’s surprise unity maneuver are some serious winners and loser. There is no doubt that...

The Wrong Time to Dance

10 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
Standing at my tenth floor perch as the Yom Hazikaron siren blared, I was able to see directly into the open window of a room with three Arab workers in it. I heard myself gasp as the siren hit its loudest pitch, for at that moment, the workers dropped their tools, and began to dance together. And laugh. And dance some more. And as the tears of the Israelis on the street below flowed, these workers danced.

Alternative Reality – Destabilizing Morality on Memorial Day

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
There exists a new type of Israeli, who sees a moral equivalence between Israel's fallen, and those of the enemy.

The Rabbi Who Made Beit She’an Part of Israel

29 Nisan 5772 – April 20, 2012
The borders of Israel are today under dispute, but that was also true 700 years ago. When Estori Ha-Parchi (Ishtori Haparchi), a Spanish-French scholar, came...

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