In view of the current world upheavals – North Korea, storms of epic proportions, etc. – it would be well to strengthen our observance of Ahavas Yisrael and mitzvos between man and man. The Torah guarantees longevity in this world for observing such mitzvos.
Britain, Belgium and Germany devote resources, energy and attention to Israeli affairs that do not concern them. The German government has even funded a study that deals with the level of Jewish studies in Jewish schools in Israel!
Wherever God places us is for the best, that if we trust in Him and only Him, our lives will have joy, contentment, meaning, and purpose. Our family hopes to finally move to Eretz Yisrael after Sukkos, and I am confident that this year helped prepare me for some yet-to-be-accomplished worthy things.
Doubtless what moved the Democrats was the revelation that intelligence officials reported the antifa threat to the Obama administration some time ago with apparently no response from the president or any key aides.
ZOA can’t allow the imprimatur of ZOA to be involved with the potential of legitimizing in any way Qatar’s disgraceful activities. ZOA would be interested in meeting with them if they first take explicit steps to change their monstrous behavior.