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Book Review for “Al-Dura: Long Range Ballistic Myth”

On September 20, 2000, a day after Yasser Arafat launched his war of terror, euphemized as the al-Aqsa intifada, state-owned France 2 Television broadcast a news report, filmed by a Palestinian cameraman, of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian … Continue reading

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Food For Thought: Rockets from Gaza

If every one of the roughly 3,300 rockets launched from Gaza in the current conflict had killed at least one Israeli, something clearly possible since we’re not talking about firecrackers, would the world still have criticized Israel for responding disproportionately? … Continue reading

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Temple Mount Event in Tel Aviv – Brief Summary

The following is a brief summary of a recent event on the subject of the Temple Mount that I organized (together with the Tel Aviv International Salon) in Tel Aviv: In answer to several inquiries that I received, the event … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Sh’ma

Twice a day during prayers, once in the morning and once in the evening, a Jew is required to say the Sh’ma. The first six words, loosely translated (in old English) as “Hear O Israel, the Lord is our G-d, … Continue reading

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Arab Claims of Sovereignty over the Land of Israel

While in the Torah we find that G-d promised Abraham/Isaac/Jacob that their offspring would receive the Land of Israel (the Land of Canaan in the Torah), we also find that G-d promised Ishmael, the eldest son of Abraham, that he … Continue reading

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Déjà vu in Israel

Like many people who live in Israel, I have various thoughts concerning the ongoing social protests. While most revolve around the moral and economic aspects (see “Reflections on the Protests”), the one question that remains unanswered is “Who is providing the … Continue reading

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Interview on the Yishai Fleisher radio show

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed on the new Yishai Fleisher radio show. In addition to discussing the motivation behind the recent sovereignty event, the whole issue in general of full Israeli sovereignty west of the Jordan River was … Continue reading

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Book Review on Amazon for “Only Israel West of the River”

“The political debate in Israel, as to whether an independent Palestinian state would be a blessing for Israel or a curse, is more of a self-contained monologue than a dialogue with ideas and adversaries. The paradigm of the two-state solution … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Education

One day as I watched my children complaining about school, I realized that most kids simply don’t like school.  It’s as true today as it was when I was a child many years ago.  Thus, although on the one hand … Continue reading

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Observing a Sign

Publised in Ynet’s travel section On Jerusalem’s Rechov Ussishkin, close to the corner of Rechov Keren Kayemet, hangs a sign on the brick wall adjacent to the sidewalk. The blue sign with white letters, written in both Hebrew and English, … Continue reading

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