Syria is now in the news due to the latest atrocity – chemical weapons being used on civilians. Due to the prevalence of fake news, I’m seeing a lot of confusion regarding the attack: Who did it? Why? Is it real? Many people don’t know what source to trust and/or do not know where to … More Syria 101: the simple version
Tel Aviv, British Mandate Palestine: Heart pounding, a 12 year old girl Jewish girl runs down the street. Her legs pumping as fast as they can go. She looks behind her. Fear gripping her stomach, she sees that the gang of Arab men is gaining on her, their knives flashing in the sunlight. If they … More Civilized savages and the lessons they teach
Two weeks ago I found myself in Washington DC, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Contemplating but not silent, the 19 foot tall form of Lincoln looks out through the columns of the temple where his memory is enshrined, towards the towering monument honoring the father of the nation, George Washington. This was the … More Restoring honor to America: with malice toward none, charity for all and firmness in right
The latest Islamic State video is entitled “to the sons of Jews”. It is a message directed not at Jews in general but specifically at Israelis. It begins with a child surfing the web, images of a soldier stopping a child at a checkpoint, the Israeli flag and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then Facebook – … More To the sons of Jews (and the White House)
It amused me to listen to Donald Trump on “The Apprentice”. Sometimes listening to his rationale,his explanation of his choices was interesting. The current interest and supposedly growing Trump following is not at all amusing. Could a significant number ofAmericans actually be considering this man to be a good choice for office of the President … More The cult of Trump
I have lost count of the number of times I’ve found myself sitting in front of the news with tears rolling down my face. Israeli reality is that of sharp contrasts and strong emotions. There is no apathy here. Tears of heart-rending grief, tears of helplessness against horror and sometimes tears of pride and joy. … More Against all odds
Not to speak is to speak. Thank you Senator Marco Rubio for speaking for Israel, American values and freedom.