Tag Archives: Jerusalem

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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Lamentations

Today is Tisha b’Av, the 9th of Av – the day on which Jews mourn the destruction of both the First and Second Temples, the First Temple by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and the Second Temple by the Romans, … Continue reading

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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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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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A Bloody Weekend

The brutal murder of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel (HY’D) on Thursday morning was only the start of a particularly bloody weekend. Later that day, in Netanya, another “Palestinian” terrorist, this time from Tulkarm, stabbed two Israeli civilians in the vicinity … Continue reading

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A Very Busy Month

I can’t believe I let more than a month go by without posting anything! And now, I hardly know where to start. I suppose I can do no better than to follow the King of Hearts’ advice to the White Rabbit: … Continue reading

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