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12 апреля, 2010

Have We Been Here Before?

Thank you, Mr. President

Dan Calic says Obama doing great job convincing liberal Jews he’s bad for Israel

As a G-d fearing conservative Jew I would like to thank President Obama. You might ask yourself why would someone like me wish to thank Mr. Obama.
When he became president I expressed concern to many in the Jewish community including family members that he would not act in Israel’s best interest. Since the majority of them can be described as «liberal,» my concerns were not well received. “Let’s see what happens,” one said. “Give him a chance,” said another.



A Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations: Have We Been Here Before?

 Dore Gold:

As a result of the June 1967 Six-Day War, Israel entered the eastern parts of Jerusalem and the West Bank in a war of self-defense. It is very important to recall that Israel entered these areas after it was attacked, and after it requested that the Jordanians not join the Egyptian war effort. There were Jordanian artillery attacks throughout Jerusalem and all of Israel, as well as movement of Jordanian ground forces into areas that were previously no-man’s land.



And had she been a settler?

Yaki Hafstein wonders whether we’d see different reactions had spy suspect Kam been a rightist

Based on the details revealed regarding the secret affair that faced a gag order up until recently, it appears that while serving in the army, Anat Kam stole classified IDF documents and handed them over, based on motives that contradict the State’s national security interest, to Haaretz Journalist Uri Blau for publication.
Now, imagine the following scenario: An IDF General Staff meeting, a moment before the evacuation of Gush Katif. Attendants are going over the last details – the number of forces deployed, the evacuation plan, how to surprise the evacuees, etc. Now, imagine that a fictional religious soldier who resides in Jerusalem and had been associated with rightist groups since his youth, S. Plotskerovich, the head of the Southern Command chief’s bureau, leaks the information to a reporter at a rightist newspaper.



Is Israel Facing War with Hizbullah and Syria?

David Schenker: 

Concerns about Israeli hostilities with Hizbullah are nothing new, but based on recent pronouncements from Syria, if the situation degenerates, fighting could take on a regional dimension not seen since 1973. 
 On February 26, Syrian President Bashar Assad hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Damascus. Afterward, Hizbullah’s online magazine Al Intiqad suggested that war with Israel was on the horizon.


Meylakh Sheykhet, protector of Ukraine’s lost Jewish cemeteries

By Kathryn Blaze Carlson

Ever since he ventured into the Ukrainian countryside and saw the remnants of bulldozed Jewish cemeteries, and ever since he saw Holocaust mass graves that lie unkempt in the forests there, Meylakh Sheykhet has fought for the right to remember.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Sheykhet has found and worked to restore more than 150 Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus, cemeteries that were destroyed or forgotten under Soviet rule.

With his greying beard and traditional Jewish dress, Mr. Sheykhet is known in Ukraine and beyond as the guardian of Jewish cemeteries. His voice is calm but impassioned as he speaks of his mission to preserve the history of a once-thriving Jewish community.


Тема: Baskerville, автор: Anders Noren.

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