Tag Archives: Israel

Another Link In The Chain

I never intended this blog to become a litany of reports of terrorist attacks perpetrated against the people of Israel, but Man proposes, God disposes. On Sunday, Hillel Menachem Yaniv (aged 21) and his brother Yagel Ya’akov Yaniv (aged 19) … Continue reading

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Massacre of the Innocents

These two little angels are 6-year-old Ya’akov Yisrael Pally and his brother, 8-year-old Asher Menachem Pally. Last Friday lunchtime, they were waiting at a bus stop in the Ramot neighbourhood of Jerusalem, together with their parents and other siblings, and … 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 – 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 – Third Time Lucky?

To have the COVID vaccine booster shot now being pushed by the Israel Government for over-60s and other “vulnerable” sections of the population, or not to have it? When I was vaccinated, back in January 2021, I was full of … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – A Nostalgia Trip

Today is a double anniversary. Forty-seven years ago today, on the 29th of July 1974, I came on aliyah – that is to say, I came home to Israel. Thirty-two years later, on the 29th of July 2006, I started … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Business As Usual

Yesterday was Jerusalem Day, the 54th anniversary of the liberation of the eternal Jewish capital from the illegal Jordanian occupation, and of the city’s return to Jewish sovereignty for the first time in two thousand years. It should have been … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Behind Us At Last?

It’s been a while since I last posted. Since then, we have had a General Election (with no clear-cut outcome), celebrated Pessach (Passover), Independence Day and Lag b’Omer, witnessed a national tragedy at the Lag b’Omer celebrations on Mount Meron, … Continue reading

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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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