Tag Archives: Israel

The Bridges of Beit Shean County

2018 ended with some pretty cold, rainy weather but 2019 got off to a good start with several sunny days in succession – at least in the east of the country, which is the focal point of the current series … Continue reading

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“Palestinian Heroism” Shows Its True Face Once Again

At the end of my last post, I wished you all a Happy Hanukkah, as we were due to light the eighth and final Hanukkah candle that night. Alas, there was to be no Hanukkah miracle for 21- year-old Shira … Continue reading

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Oases

Scarcely had I hit “Publish” on my last post, when a “ceasefire” came into effect. Rendered cynical by Israel’s past experience of so-called “ceasefires” with Hamas,  (we cease and they fire), I shall not be holding my breath to find … Continue reading

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The True Face of “Palestinian Heroism”

This is Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel. 28 years old.  Wife of Guy. Mother of 15-month-old Kai, who had recently started to walk. Daughter of Chava and Rafi. She worked as a secretary  at the Alon Group recycling plant in the Barkan Industrial Zone, … Continue reading

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The Post I Didn’t Want To Write

Today is Tu b’Av, often described (rather inaccurately) as “the Jewish Valentine’s Day“. The shops are filled with love-themed gifts, such as heart-shaped cushions, and sexy underwear decorated with hearts (as with the overly-commercialised St. Valentine’s Day in the West, … Continue reading

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A Nation Remembers

The fortnight or so following the end of Pessach (Passover) is not an easy time. Mirroring the seven-weeks between Pessach and Shavuot (Pentecost), two festivals which commemorate, respectively, the Exodus from Egypt and the Giving of the Ten Commandments on … Continue reading

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A Capital Idea!

Last week, the world reacted – mostly with disapprobation – to the fact that “the Leader of the Free World” faced up to reality and declared to all that Jerusalem is, indeed, Israel’s capital. The mass hysteria from the so-called … Continue reading

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