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Worth Watching: ‘1000 days in Syria’

Avi Lipkin talks about the Arab spring, Syria and Hillary Clinton.

Bennett’s ‘Partial Israeli Sovereignty’ Much too Dangerous

Even if declaring partial sovereignty eases pressure on Israel immediately afterwards, it is dangerous.

No Surprise: New Labor Leader Herzog Enamored with Abbas

He said Labor rejects the construction of Jewish settlements "on Palestinian land."

Maccabee Victory: Nes Gadol Hayah POH, Right HERE!

Not only is Shiloh the center of many Biblical events, but we are the place and the people politicians and world leaders want to move around like chess pieces.

Modern Chanukah: US as the Greeks, the Jews as the Jews

In Judaism the majority isn't always right. There are inflexible absolutes. Democracy is not a Jewish value!

Will the ‘Nuclear Deal’ Stop Iran or Just Enrich It?

All I can say is that it looks good for Iran, but I wonder if it's good for the world.

If Only Israel Turned its PR into Policy

Bennett may not have Bibi's charm or perfect "radio voice," but his mind is quick and his mouth is fearless.

Advantages of Blogging over Other News Media

Lately the Jewish Press has been posting many of my blog posts.

Still Desperately Awaiting Rain

So far, most of this winter, which began a month and a half ago, has been with clear blue skies like in the picture I took last week.

Words, Words, Words, Bibi Sure Gives a Good Speech

He should be as firm with the Arabs as he claims to be with the Iranians.

Untangling Israel from the American Web

Israelis are not happy about the next round of talks being directed by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Getting Ready for Hanukkah

The Holiday of Hanukkah takes place at the end of the month, when the moon is fading from the sky and its light has gotten dimmer.

The US Endangering Israeli Security

The mistaken idea that the U.S. is Israel's trusted ally has been proven wrong time and again.

Kislev (and Hanukkah) Approaching

I organize Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Shiloh HaKedumah-Tel Shiloh.

Book Review: ‘The Elephant in the Room’

Torah, Wisdom, and Inspiration for Life by Ron Yitzchok Eisenman

Better the Death Penalty than Releasing Arab Terrorist Prisoners

A Cabinet committee unsurprisingly defeated the Jewish Home bill to prevent the government from freeing heavy-duty terrorists.

No Place or Time Is Immune From Antisemitism

"Maybe in Germany in the 1930s and Russia in the 1970s but certainly in Sydney, Australia, Bondi you just don't expect an unprovoked attack."

Things Only a Trempistit, Israeli Hitchhiker, Would Know

The numbers of Arabs in Jerusalem aren't totally accurate, because many who hold legal residence don't actually live there.

Israel Should Build Much, Much More in the ‘West Bank’

Unfortunately, Israel is still dominated by Jews who are insecure in our success as a legitimate country.

Is this Peace the Real Thing?

None of the ideas so blithely bandied about would give Israel and Israelis any added security.

Anat Berko, Unlike Bibi, Not Afraid to Shout-Down our Enemies

Berko showed that it's possible to have a hasbara victory, even on campus.

Real Life in the Heart of Judea-Samaria aka ‘West Bank’

I speak Hebrew, English and pantomime with the Arab customers.

Will We Have a Wintery Rosh Chodesh Kislev?

I decided that it's best to start the week off with our group prayers at one of the holiest sites in the HolyLand, Shiloh.

Funerals in Israel, Especially When a Sage Dies

The head of the company didn't think it would be proper for us to be selling clothes when the great rabbi was being buried.

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