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When El Al ambassadors come to your neighborhood, make time to meet them. Listen to their stories, told in just a few minutes, and stay to ask questions. You will discover the real Israel
At the eve of the last day of the Jewish Passover Holiday, Norma Zager and I sent out our latest Postcard 'Comes a Judgment Day' or 'I am a Giant Failure.'
It is fascinating to me that the same phenomenon is also happening locally: The Jewish Federation of Greater LA is dealing with a newcomer who, in a very short period of time, has gained amazing acceptance.
The world thinks-along with Israel-that Israel's power is superior to Iran's. Most are convinced - and thus expect - Israel will attack Iran and prevail.
We were transported to a world of spies and espionage, secret service and very special units. Except, this was reality and Steve was in the middle of this high-action movie. He sent 'care packages,' sometimes airplanes full of special equipment fo
I was sitting on a chair at Cedars, an IV sticking into my hand, a tray next to me with big bottles of medication to drink. Nurses were bringing in other patients, each waiting for another exam.
Bad times would come, but we will deal with them on as needed, was a prevailing attitude. Why else did Israel ignore the buildup in Southern Lebanon? All indications of an eminent war were there, all stupidly ignored.
Others seated on a bench at a bus stop or sleeping in the street, in the cold or the heat, with constant noise of passing cars and stares of passersby.
I salute you Canada, and I salute the People of Canada. You show leadership in the face of adversity. You exemplify what taking a stand and doing right, even though unpopular is all about.
I am astonished of the lack of action by Israel, not an all out war but targeted assassinations of every person who heads or is associated with Hamas. We give them carte blanche and they abuse it to the limit.
The euphoria is mixed with so much sadness, that one stops in one's tracks not knowing whether to cry for joy that one person is being returned (hopefully alive and not in body parts as was the case with Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev of blessed m
Israelis are curious people, and reading is sharing in someone else's life or experiences, journeying along with another in his or her imagination or just peeking in, sneaking a look and observing. Thus, although books are not inexpensive (on avera
Resounding silence. Astonishment. Bewilderment. We are frozen in a very bad dream that becomes worse with every passing image. Trapped.
Mistake not Israel's appearance of weakness and the impression of the strength of her enemies. This is mere illusion, a mirage meant to confuse and weaken us.
The way to treat such pitfalls is to trim down the system and make people accountable. This so rarely happens that when we encounter an exception, it raises our spirits.
Rather than bringing a Picasso, possibly it would be more helpful to stop teaching children to hate an Israeli or Jew just because they are Jewish?
This was only partially true. There was something extraordinary in the force with which the discontent spread throughout the Middle East.
They fight to end Occupation and against Apartheid in Israel, although they have never met before. They came to speak in front of a coalition promoting non-violent resistance against Israel. [The label 'non-violent' is misleading to us and quite f
There is so much 'Passion' around, yet Israel would be much better off if it dissipated. She has plenty on her plate without 'Israelis' and American Jews aiding and abating her enemies. It is time to expose all those ill willed toward her existe
Many of my friends refused to go. They are disgusted to the point of sickness from Israelis and American Jews fighting their own. So I braved the heavy afternoon traffic and drove 45 minutes to a synagogue I never visited before.