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Sadly though, 50 years after Eichmann’s execution the voice of Amalek is as powerful and virulent as ever with our people facing enemies around the world. Witness the rise of Hamas and Hizbullah, the surging Muslim Brotherhood, and of course Iran, whose leader regularly threatens to destroy Israel.
Little has changed on the political level as well. Witness the continual Israel-bashing by the United Nations. Also witness the actions of Eichmann’s old haven, Argentina, which has unilaterally recognized “Palestine” as an independent nation despite the Palestinian Authority’s unity agreement with the genocidal Hamas. And there’s the ever-present Islamist desire to “drive the Jews into sea,” which remains constant through whatever political changes occur.
Despite all this, Israel continues to flourish, building its economy, absorbing Jews from around the world, pioneering agricultural innovations and most recently becoming a technological power with cutting edge medical and computer industries.
Israel’s Jewish population has nearly tripled in the years since Eichmann’s ashes were cast off Tel Aviv’s coast. The city’s skyline has sprouted high-tech skyscrapers bordered by ribbons of freeways carrying an endless stream of rushing traffic that metaphorically pulses out the life-song: “Am Yisrael chai – the People of Israel live!”
Ed Lion is a former reporter for United Press International now living in the Poconos.
About the Author: Ed Lion is a former reporter for United Press International now living in the Poconos.
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Obama went to begin the Arab Spring in Egypt which is still his target; Israel is just the lever.
Qatar’s wealth and Turkey’s size should not preclude us from telling it as it is: Qatar and Turkey are among the worst villains in the Gaza tragedy.
New Delhi would do well to remain aware of the predicament of Israel today.
his Tisha B’Av, and this Tu B’Av, remember: Hashem will protect us if we unite and rally around Him
Israel’s morality is underscored by its unprecedented restraint and care for loss of life.
The Gazan octopus arm is a test case, as the rest of the arms are closely watching it.
Obama has chosen shaky ally on the way out over strong ally solidly in the American orbit.
World War I had sown chaos throughout the centuries-old Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.
The IDF pounding continued and it again seemed only a matter of time before Hamas would be forced to accept the Egyptian proposal.
Nothing is ever so clear in the complex and often brutal calculus of urban warfare.
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