The siren sounds. You have 15 seconds to reach the bomb shelter. How fast can you run? One, two, three…Were you eating dinner with your family? Driving home from work? In the shower? Perhaps you were asleep? Four, five, six…Run! Run to the nearest bomb shelter. Do you know where it is? Of course youContinue Reading »
“Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims.” So reads Article 28 of the charter of Hamas, the terror organization in political and military control of the Gaza Strip. The charter also reads, “Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it asContinue Reading »
August 27, 2014 was a day of great celebration in the Gaza Strip. The day before, a cease-fire agreement signaled the end of seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas, and the terror group ruling the coastal enclave had planned a rally to celebrate the war’s outcome. Throngs of jubilant Gazans—decked out in theContinue Reading »
Along a rocky path in the heart of the Judean Hills, a shepherdess named Jenna leads a small sheep harnessed with a pink bridle. The sheep’s wool is speckled with splotches of black on white and its head is crowned with four horns. The shepherdess calls this little ewe Golda Meir, after Israel’s first femaleContinue Reading »
As Jewish people around the world celebrate the festival of Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year), the streets of Israel resound with joyous shouts of “Shanah tovah u’metuka (have a happy and sweet new year),” with family, friends and perfect strangers wishing one another a sweet and prosperous new year. Sunset on Sunday, September 29, ushersContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | As Iran strides further away from its limitations set in the 2015 nuclear deal, the world debates the seriousness of the situation. The Washington Post called Iran surpassing the 3.67% enrichment of uranium limit “a small step.” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “dangerous step.” The prime ministerContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | The Roman name for the region including Israel—which evolved into “Palestine”—may have been derived from the name of the Philistine people who once lived on the coast, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Yet ironically, it turns out at least some of the Philistine’s ancestors are not only not from IsraeliContinue Reading »
Monday, 01 July 2019 | Two thousand years ago, before the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in AD 70, pilgrims coming from all over the world to Jerusalem ascended to the Holy City on an ancient path known as the “Pilgrim’s Road.” On Sunday, that path was reopened in a ceremony attended by several IsraeliContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 | In extraordinary comments on Friday, a top-ranking Saudi diplomat said that “the blood conflict” between Israel and the Arab world “had lasted too long” and that the time for normalization has come. “Us Saudis and all Gulf states plus Egypt and Jordan realize that the age of going to warContinue Reading »
Monday, 17 June 2019 | United States President Donald Trump made history earlier this year by recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the strategic Golan Heights region at Israel’s northern border, and on Sunday, Israel made history in return by naming a town for a US president for the first time in 70 years. Ramat Trump, orContinue Reading »
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