Tag Archives: terrorism

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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The First Forty Years

Forty years ago today,  on July 29th 1974, my family and I made aliyah and came home to Israel. On the 32nd anniversary of our homecoming, on July 29th 2006, I started this blog. Then, as now, my country was at … Continue reading

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Not So Random Thoughts for the Weekend

Let’s start with a few rhetorical questions, shall we? A fragment from an intercepted rocket lands in Yahud, some 9 kilometres from Ben Gurion Airport. The FAA immediately issues a ban on American aeroplanes flying to Tel Aviv, and the European air … Continue reading

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And The Ceasefire That Was – Sort Of…

Okay. This is the situation. We are now four hours into a ceasefire that was supposed to start at 10 am and end at 3 pm. This is what is described as a “ceasefire for humanitarian purposes”, proposed by the … Continue reading

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Way back in the year 2000, at the height of the Palestinian suicide bombing campaign, we had a regular “terror attack drill”. The moment news broke of a terrorist atrocity, we would phone round to all the family – and … Continue reading

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April in October

I’ve been called many things over the course of my blogging/internet talkback career. “Left-wing filth” and “Bleeding-Heart Do-Gooder” however, do not usually figure among the insults hurled at me. My regular readers will know why not 😉 . And yet, over … Continue reading

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Life Goes On

In tandem with the events in the south, Jerusalem too was on the alert today in the wake of warnings about a planned terrorist attempt in the Capital. The police was on maximum alert – not that I noticed anything … Continue reading

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Update from the Front

As I write, Hamas rockets continue to rain down on towns in the south of Israel. A missile which landed on a house in Ofakim wounded three people, a young man of twenty, a nine-year old child and a two-month … Continue reading

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This is War

I had assumed that my first post after returning home on Monday, after my annual “jaunt” to London, would be a blog about my trip. However, as so often happens, events have overtaken us in the guise of a gang … Continue reading

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“Gifts” from Hamastan

You won’t read about it in the Guardian, nor will you hear about it on CNN or the BBC, but the Hamas terrorist regime (democratically elected by the citizens of Gaza), continues to fire rockets on Israeli towns and villages. … Continue reading

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