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From Israel: ”Vile and Maddening!!”

April 20, 2021

The meaning of “vile” is fairly obvious.  But “maddening”? I am referring to the back-room bargaining and extensive game-playing that have been taking

From Israel: “We Must Not, We Cannot Fail!!”

April 13, 2021

Tonight, with a one-minute siren, Yom Hazikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, will begin. This is a time during which we honor the memories of

From Israel: “The Risks Are Enormous!!”

April 8, 2021

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day in Israel began last night with official ceremonies at Yad VaShem.  As always, six survivors of the

From Israel: “It’s Deplorable!!”

April 6, 2021

There are not a whole lot of people within the Israeli political system that I’m pleased with at the moment – and that

From Israel: “Madness: Nonstop!!”

April 4, 2021

Madness aside for the moment, I begin on a high note, with a hope that all who celebrated Pesach found joy and meaning

From Israel: “Infuriating and Deplorable!!”

March 31, 2021

Here we are, in the midst of Pesach, with the final day coming on Shabbat here in Israel, and also on Sunday, outside.

From Israel: “So Close and Yet…!!”

March 25, 2021

“Chik-Chok” is a commonly used Hebrew slang expression that roughly means speedily – one, two, three quick.  One might say, no frills.  And

From Israel: “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum!!

March 22, 2021

A harsh indictment of America, I realize, but one much deserved.  I have watched, aghast and pained, as US citizens have caved in

From Israel “Do We Know Where We’re Going??”

March 19, 2021

The election in Israel is next Tuesday.  Here I offer my perspective on what’s happening and what we might expect.  

First, several

From Israel: “Stay Alert! The Dynamics Are Shifting!!”

March 17, 2021

Before I return to the convoluted saga of the Gulf States and what may be coming down the road, a bit of good