Ori Ansbacher: light, freedom and Jewish sovereignty

My Facebook feed is full of Ori’s photo. She looks different in the different images but in each, her radiant smile is the same. Ori, “my light” in Hebrew, was obviously a fitting name for this sunny girl. The more we hear about Ori from friends, family and the people she volunteered with helping underprivileged … More Ori Ansbacher: light, freedom and Jewish sovereignty

Israel in one image: this is why we do what we do

Yesterday we learned that the terrorist who smashed Ronen Lubarsky’s head with a slab of marble was arrested. It was Ronen’s friends, from his unit, who made the arrest. The terrorist is named Islam and he comes from a family of Hamas terrorists serving prison sentences for murdering Jews. He served a prison sentence between … More Israel in one image: this is why we do what we do

Is Facebook purposely building an anti-Semitic community?

Last night I discovered that I had been banned from posting on Facebook. The reason? A post I wrote, on my own timeline, in response to this video. I had questions for Mr. Johnson regarding his statement towards the end of the video: “but also, of course, respect for the suffering and injustice experienced by … More Is Facebook purposely building an anti-Semitic community?

The place where Achinoam “Noa” Nini and free speech collide: an open letter to the Detroit Jewish community

Achinoam Nini was invited to perform on May 18th in the Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. Pressure from a local group in the Jewish community caused the performance to be canceled. An article was written about this in The Detroit Jewish News – this is my response to that article.   Dear Detroit Jewish … More The place where Achinoam “Noa” Nini and free speech collide: an open letter to the Detroit Jewish community

Why do American Combat Soldiers Suffer From PTSD More Than Their Counterparts?

My article in The Counter Terrorist magazine – April / May 2017   PTSD in Israel’s Defense Forces is among the lowest in militaries worldwide In 2013 the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps Mental Health Department released a study on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the study, reported cases of post-traumatic stress disorder among … More Why do American Combat Soldiers Suffer From PTSD More Than Their Counterparts?

Facebook Safety Check In: Are you safe from the bush fires in Haifa?

It’s amazing how many things can be wrong with one little sentence. Nov 24th was the day fires started appearing in different places in Haifa. 60,000 people were evacuated from 12 neighborhoods in the city. The day before the fires were in Zichron Ya’acov. Throughout the week fires appeared in towns in the north and … More Facebook Safety Check In: Are you safe from the bush fires in Haifa?