Category Archives: News

The Death Merchants

I had intended, today, to finish the post I was working on, about an afternoon walking tour in one of Jerusalem’s loveliest neighbourhoods. But yesterday, two deadly bomb attacks by “Palestinian” terrorists drove all thoughts of the beauty of Ein … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Gerusalemme Liberata

Fifty five years ago come Sunday, in the midst of the Six Day War, all Israel was electrified by the announcement of Motta Gur, Commander of the 55th Paratroop Brigade, which liberated the Old City of Jerusalem from the Jordanians: … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Whatever Happened To Spring?

The beginning of the week saw the official start of Spring, with the vernal equinox. Tonight, we will be moving the clocks forward one hour, thus heralding the official start of Israel Summer Time. The weather, however, does not seem … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – New Variants, the Weather, Purim, Putin and Other Ruminations

Earlier this week, we were warned that a new, hybrid variant of the COVID-19 virus has arrived in Israel, a combination of the Omicron and Delta variants, currently nicknamed Deltacron. That’s in addition to the BA2 variant I mentioned in … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – How Putin Single-Handedly Defeated COVID-19

Have you noticed how nobody is talking about the pandemic any more? True, the transmission rate and other numbers are falling and the Fifth Wave did seem to be gradually subsiding (here, in Israel, at any rate) throughout February, although … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Looking For The Logic

On the news this morning, I heard that the government is planning on scrapping most of the remaining COVID restrictions – this, despite the fact that there are still about 20,000 new confirmed cases daily – which is, admittedly, a … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Letting Off Steam

On Tuesday morning, I awoke to the sound of rain pattering against my windows. Yet when I looked at the Weather Channel app on my mobile phone, it informed me that the sun was shining!It just goes to show, you … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Confusion

There is a vigorous drive in motion here in Israel to push the vaccination of 5 – 11 year-olds, as well as to persuade the over-60s and people who are in high-risk categories due to existing health conditions, to get … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – More Questions Than Answers

It’s a common joke in Israel that people unwilling to await their turn to receive any service, simply go to the head of the queue and announce: “I just want to ask a question”.Well – I just want to ask … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Don’t They Know It’s the End of the World?

Earlier this week, I was cloistered in my study all afternoon, writing my cat blog. When I finished, I suddenly noticed how dark it was – far darker than it should have been for that time of day. I got … Continue reading

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