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The Boundaries of Jerusalem

The UN conceived of Jerusalem of extending from just south of Ramallah to Bethlehem and from Motza east to almost where Maaleh Adumim is today.

‘Third Time, Ice Cream!’

The Israeli phrase, 'Third time, Ice Cream' corresponds to the fact that the third time the ancient Israelites complained to God after the Exodus they got the manna.

Weberman’s Sentence: Justice Has Been Served

No one should see Weberman's 103 year sentence as excessively harsh. Instead they should see this as a victory for the abused.

Will ‘Jesus’s Wife’ Parchment Alter Christianity?

Probably not, but it's fun to consider "that man" coupled with what logically must have been known as "that woman."

The Temple as Political Satire on Eretz Nehederet

A little insulting but shouldn't the Temple become a central element in the public discourse?

Redemption Can Come Even through the Non-Religious

The previous two redemptions began when the Jews were very deficient in mitzvah observance.

The Future Coalition and the Israeli Right

Like Liberman before, Lapid will likely be Netanyahu's major partner as under almost any coalition figuration Yesh Atid can bring down the coalition.

The Foreign Media’s ‘Rightward Shift’ Never Happened

The Guardian and other foreign media invested heavily in promoting their desired political narrative of a Jewish state lurching dangerously towards the right.

Where Did the Green Line Go?

As evidenced by this World War I map, the Green Line is a new creation.

Israel Voted Today: I Chose ‘Power for Israel’

Someone asked me if Israelis were forced to vote or they had a choice...we so have a choice and we choose to vote.

Dani Dayan, Caroline Glick Debate the Yesha Communities Issue

Dani Dayan and Caroline Glick were met with hostility at the event (organised by Intelligence Squared) that was contacted at the lecture hall of the Royal Geographical Society.

Postcard from Israel: Gamla

Today, Gamla is a nature reserve and alongside the ancient Jewish town visitors can also see Neolithic dolmens and the ruins of the Byzantine Christian village of Dir Krukh.

Twenty-Twenty Hindsight Makes them Lie

If you are thinking of voting for Kadima and Shaul Mofaz, if you are thinking of voting for Likud and Bibi Netanyahu - take a look at this news report.

Obama’s CIA Pick and His Romance with Islam

Brennan is 100 percent on board with the Obama policy that our enemies consist only of 'al-Qaeda and its extremist allies.'

Movers and Shakers

In his new book Movers and Shakers, Elliot Resnick was able to capture the essence of each of his subjects.

My Last Word on Election Day

So my advice is, don't try to outsmart anyone. You will just be shooting yourself in the foot. Vote for the party you want to see lead the country.

Vote Likud and Give Netanyahu Hell

Bibi wants the smallest Likud possible while still maintaining his PM seat.

Israelis Are Picking the 19th Knesset (Video)

In Israel they have a cute commercial where a cop revokes your whining license for 4 years if you fail to vote.

The Muqata’s Guide to Navigating Israel’s 2013 Election.

Left, Right or Center Jameel advises you on which party to vote for.

I’m Not Voting for Obama, that’s for Sure

“How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” King David asks. The answer is that we can’t.

Is Sheikh Jarrah Actually the Biblical Town of Nob?

A Hebrew University professor suggests that the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah is actually the Biblical town of Nob, where David fled from Saul.

To Be (Anonymous) or Not to Be

Although I allow people to post anonymously (albeit with at least an alias) I would prefer that people stand by their words and not be afraid of them.

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