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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