Category Archives: News

A Tale of Two Cities

I hold two cities in my heart and in my thoughts today. With one I rejoice. With the other, I mourn. I mourn with the great city of Manchester, as she buries twenty-two of her sons and daughters, the youngest no more … Continue reading

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You Can Shove It, U.N.E.S.C.O …

Last week, U.N.E.S.C.O. – an organization whose purpose, according to its own Constitution, is “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for … Continue reading

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Here Comes (Not) The Bride

Yesterday, over seventy nations took part in a so-called “Peace Conference” in Paris, allegedly to further the “Peace Process” between Israel and  the so-called “Palestinians”. What a farce! What kind of a “Peace Conference” can there be when neither of … Continue reading

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Terror in the ‘Hood

This week saw the return of Arab terrorism to my Jerusalem neighbourhood. On Sunday, an Arab resident of the nearby neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber drove a truck into a group of young IDF cadets who were visiting the popular Promenade at … Continue reading

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More Random Thoughts on the Race to the White House

The race is over – but it seems the losing side is unable to accept the results. Much as was the case with the UK’s Brexit referendum, what might be described as “the incumbent party”  felt that the election had somehow … Continue reading

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Some Random Thoughts On The Race To The White House

It is not my habit to write about the internal politics of other countries, but, since the President of the United States is so often described as “The Leader of the Free World” (even  those Presidents in whom qualities of leadership … Continue reading

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Charms To Soothe A Savage Breast

“Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.” William Congreve (1670-1729) From The Mourning Bride (1697) It has been a pretty horrible few weeks since my last post – what with massacres at … Continue reading

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