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Remember the Altalena

26 Tishri 5777 – October 28, 2016
Netanyahu attends a ceremony of the unveiling of a new monument to the victims of the 1948 Altalena affair.

Israel to Ship Gas to Gaza, Can’t Be Used to Fuel Rockets

12 Elul 5776 – September 15, 2016
The deal between Israel and the PA comes in the wake of a major deal that was reached between Israel and the PA on managing the latter's $530 million debt to the Israel Electric Company.

Conspiracy Theory and Aliens Expert Barry Chamish, 64

20 Av 5776 – August 23, 2016
He is best known for his conspiracy theory regarding the Yitzhak Rabin assassination, which received a great deal of support at the time, especially on the right.

Navy Simulates Hijacking of Israeli Ship by ISIS Terrorists

21 Adar II 5776 – March 31, 2016
One of the scenarios the drill simulated was the hijacking of a civilian Israeli vessel by the Islamic State (ISIS).

The Gang’s All Here

7 Adar II 5774 – March 9, 2014
Here's the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens...

Egypt Foils Attack on Suez Canal, Price of Crude Oil Soars

26 Elul 5773 – September 1, 2013
Egypt foiled a terrorist attack on a ship in the Suez Canal on Saturday and has increased security to protect ships and oil tankers....

What Terrorists Smell Like – M-75 for Sale in Gaza Beauty Shops

26 Kislev 5773 – December 10, 2012
A new perfume for sale in Gaza utilizes a fragrance which is “pleasant and attractive, like the missiles of the Palestinian resistance,” and is being named after a missile used in the most recent bout of attacks on Israeli civilians, M-75.

The Stories Of Rabba Bar Bar Chana

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
Rabba Bar Bar Chana related the following, “Sailors told me that once they were threatened with gigantic waves that could have sunk their ships. These waves appeared with a ray of whitish light at their crest and when they struck it with clubs engraved with the words ‘I will be what I will be, L-rd G-d, King of Hosts, Amen, Amen, Selah,’ the waves subsided.”

The Art of Sheltering

2 Kislev 5773 – November 16, 2012
This is the neonatal unit of the bomb-sheltered section of Barzilai hospital, down in Ashkelon. When the rockets start flying overhead, and sirens start...

No Humanitarian Supplies Found On Board ‘Estelle,’ Entire Effort Was a Provocation

5 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
Navy vessels took over the boat in the morning hours Saturday, while it was just 15 nautical miles from the Gaza coast. Ship activists, including Swedish civilians, past and present European members of parliament, and leftist activists Dror Feiler and Jonathan Shapiro, said that the ship was surrounded by Israeli forces in the morning, and, after a few hours, masked soldiers came were on board.

Shipping Firms Accused of Helping Iran

27 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
Three U.S. lawmakers urged the Obama administration to take action against two ship registry companies that they claim have violated Iran sanctions. Sens. Mark Kirk...

Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter Eight: The Holy Land

20 Av 5772 – August 7, 2012
Who knew what new disasters would arise on the way to Alexandria, Tevye thought? Eretz Yisrael was so close, they could almost reach out and touch it. Jews were already pushing and shoving to climb down the ladder of the ship. They jumped into the small rowboats as if the chance might never come again.

Today’s Exodus

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 12, 2012
On July 11, 1947, the SS Exodus began its journey, but never reached its intended destination. Yesterday, another Exodus story occurred: 229 Jews left the U.S. on a special flight organized by Nefesh b'Nefesh and the State of Israel. Of those on board, 99 were children. There were 38 families - and 59 singles. The oldest person on the flight is 86 years old, the youngest, only 6 months old. But this time, no one stopped them before they could touch down on Israeli soil.

No Country for Old Incumbents

14 Sivan 5772 – June 4, 2012
A storm is not a good time to be at the wheel of a ship and a worldwide economic disaster is not a good time to be at the wheel of the ship of state. Hard times are supposed to bring great men to the fore, but instead we have some of the sorriest men in history trying to find the wheel, sleeping off a bender in their cabins or debating whether a wheel even exists.

The Man Who Would Not Swear

6 Iyyar 5772 – April 27, 2012
“You shall not swear in the name of the Lord,” says the Torah. This is true even if what one is saying is the truth.

Parshat Shemini

28 Nisan 5772 – April 19, 2012
More than 1500 people died on the Titanic. As a result of the tragedy, out of date conventions and procedures were changed, navigational mistakes were identified and corrected, and the threat of ice was taken seriously—even in the era of modern ships. Walter Lord, in his seminal book on the disaster, A Night to Remember (1955), wrote: “Never again would men fling a ship into an ice field, heedless of warnings, putting their whole trust in a few thousand tons of steel and rivets. From then on Atlantic liners took ice messages seriously, steered clear, or slowed down. Nobody believed in the ‘unsinkable ship.’

Pesach

21 Nisan 5772 – April 12, 2012
On April 14, 1912, at 11:40 p.m., the Titanic struck an iceberg. It sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 15. Thus, this month (both according to the Jewish and secular calendars) marks the centennial of the disaster. Despite the passage of time, the tragedy still fascinates people and continues to be a source of lessons learned - both good and bad.

Did Iran’s Warships Actually Visit Syria This Week?

30 Shevat 5772 – February 23, 2012
Did Iran's warships actually visit Syria this past week as was widely reported, or did was that Iranian disinformation?

English National Opera in Hot Water over “Death of Klinghoffer”

26 Shevat 5772 – February 19, 2012
The work that's been accused of romanticizing terrorism and touting the ideology of murderers is being launched again, by England's esteemed National Opera, with predictable reactions from offended Jews.

It’s My Opinion The Unexpected

4 Shevat 5772 – January 27, 2012
The world watched in horror as the surreal photos of the Costa Concordia hit news outlets last week. The immense cruise ship hit rocks off the coast of Italy, ran aground, and wound up on its side, sinking in the Mediterranean.

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