Key Postings by Theme

 

Links to thoughtful postings that merit on-going consideration: 

 

THE PLO -- explanation and historical development, December 2011.

 

A BRIEFING BY MINISTER OF SECURITY AFFAIRS MOSHE YA'ALON, December 2011.

  

POSTINGS REPORTING ON THE 2009 JERUSALEM CONFERENCE

THE JERUSALEM CONFERENCE - January 26, 2009

CONFERENCE UPDATE - January 27, 2009

THOUGHTS, HEAVY AND DEEP - January 28, 2009

DEJA VU AGAIN? - January 29, 2009

 

POSTINGS CONNECTED TO BEIT HASHALOM, HEVRON

THE VIEW FROM BEIT HASHALOM - December 3, 2008

 SHAMEFUL - December 4, 2008

A NECESSARY RESPONSE - December 6, 2008

DESPICABLE - December 7, 2008

See also David Wilder, "Extremism breeds extremism" - December 7, 2008

 

 

POSTINGS CONNECTED TO THE MUMBAI MASSACRE AT CHABAD HOUSE

 

WHEN WORDS FAIL - November 29, 2008

TERROR HERE, TERROR THERE (second half) - November 30, 2008

A PAINFUL WORLD, December 1, 2008 

See also Melanie Phillips, "War Against Civilization" , November 30, 2008 

 

 

TISHA B'AV REFLECTIONS -- August 10, 2008

What it means for us today. 

 

A CLOSER LOOK

A consideration of Israeli Arab attitudes, in the aftermath of the bulldozer terrorist attack -- posted July 3, 2008, one day after the attack.

 

REJOICE AT 60!

Beginning Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's 60th Independence Day, May 7, 2008.  A celebration of Israel.

 

WORDS OF POWER

A portion of the incredibly moving words of the IDF Chief of the General Staff, speaking at Auschwitz to "The March of the Living" -- posted May 1, 2008.

 

YOM HASHOAH

Israel's Day of Remembrance of Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust, April 30, 2008.

 

SICK

A review of the settlement issue and its distortions by the international community, written March 17, 2008.

 

POSTINGS CONNECTED TO MASSACRE AT YESHIVAT MERCAZ HARAV

PIGUAH: On March 6, the day it happened.

PAIN: Follow-up on March 7.

HOLD FAST: Post Shabbat mediation and more follow-up.

THE FOUNDATION STONE: Rabbis of the Yeshiva, speaking a week later.

 

BATTLE ETHICS

A March 5, 2008 report on fighting Hamas in Gaza during Operation Warm Winter, with regard to respect for life.

 

A WORD TO THE WISE

On historian Martin Gilbert drawing parallels between situation now and pre-WWII, February 23, 2008.

 

JERUSALEM CONFERENCE of February 19th and 20th, 2008.

Arlene's review of the Conference.

Desperate

Words and Weakness (Excellent)

 

REVISITING THE AL DURA CASE

Reviewing the blood libel against Israel, January 14, 2008.

 

PARTITION FALLACIES

On the misunderstandings, regularly promoted, regarding Jewish rights to the land, posted December 2, 2007.

 

THE BATTLE IS ON

On the struggle for Jerusalem, posted October 23, 2007.

 

ISRAEL INITIATIVE

On the plans presented by MK Benny Elon for a whole new way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

A PRE-SUKKOT CONTEMPLATION

Written September 25, 2007, regarding the situation Israel finds herself in and the causes for hope; includes personal comments on our connection to the land.

 

ON THOSE OUTPOSTS

Written September 3, 2007 on the issue of so-called "unauthorized" outposts and the improper use of the army to dismantle them.

 

OUR PRIDE

Written August 30, 2007, on the pride of our nation:  our brave and selfish soldiers.

 

NARRATIVES

Written July 29, 2007, on the politcally correction notion of "narratives" and the ways in which we have lost our national Zionist narrative.

 

COURAGE

Written July 27, 2007, on the bravery of dedicated Zionists in 1947, and where we are now.

 

OUR IDF

On the issue of using our soldiers to remove Jews from their homes.

 

GETTING IT STRAIGHT

On the Jewish right to be in Hevron.