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    Netanyahu fights for survival

    Sep 12, 2019 Go comment!
    On Tuesday next week, Israelis head to the polls in the second election in five months. Although Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won back in April, the prime minister was unable to form a governing coalition, and dissolved the newly elected Knesset (parliament).
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    Was this indeed another Israeli victory?

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    Israel just scored another victory in the ongoing psychological warfare against her enemies. Or did she? On Sunday, after Hezbollah, the militant Iranian-sponsored group, fired three missiles at northern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) posted photographs of injured soldiers on its Facebook page.
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    Israel on a knife edge again

    Aug 29, 2019 1 Comment
    Israel’s military is again on high alert. It’s limiting civilian traffic near the country’s border with Lebanon, and has deployed an Iron Dome missile defence battery in the north. But at the time of writing this, it had stopped short of opening bomb shelters for civilians.
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    Ayelet Shaked’s rising star in Israeli politics

    Aug 08, 2019 Go comment!
    It’s been 45 years since Israel’s fourth prime minister, Golda Meir, resigned from the country’s top job. Often described as the “iron lady” of Israeli politics, she was strong-willed and straight-talking.
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    What does it mean if Israel bombs an Iranian warehouse in Iraq?

    Aug 01, 2019 Go comment!
    For 38 years, there’s been no mention of Israeli strikes in Iraq. All that changed this week, when the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported that Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 jets bombed Iranian warehouses storing arms and missiles near Baghdad.
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    Boris Johnson – is he good for the Jews?

    Jul 25, 2019 Go comment!
    My grandmother had a very particular world view. For the 25 plus years I’ve been a journalist, regardless of what was happening in the world, she’d ask me, “Is it good for the Jews?”
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    Anti-Semitism has its benefits

    Sep 12, 2019 Go comment!
    Whether it manifests in the crude bigotry of the lower classes or the snide subtleties of the upper crust, anti-Semitism is a fact of life.
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    Man the gates of your personal kingdom

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    Consider this body-mind paradigm shift. What if we viewed the body as a mini kingdom, with the head as the supreme judge and king, the heart as the place of vibrancy and energy, and the limbs as the hubs of busy activity?
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    The greatest present is the present

    Aug 29, 2019 Go comment!
    As the Hebrew month of Elul approaches, thoughts of the upcoming high holidays fill my head and a mixture of emotions fills my heart. Elul is a time of introspection and preparation. The focus moves to the future and our readiness for the days of judgement and pardon, namely Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
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    Don’t get lost in the wilderness

    Aug 22, 2019 Go comment!
    Much has been said and written about the galut mentality, the subservience felt by generations of Jews living in the diaspora. As second-class citizens for so many generations in Eastern Europe and in Arab countries, Jews allegedly came to lose their self-esteem. Finally, in our own time, the old ghetto Jew would be replaced with a proud, strong, independent Israeli. No more would Moshke the Jew cower before Poretz the country squire.
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