Monthly Archives: October 2012

My response to Dr. Daniel Gordis’ aritcle “The Peace Prize and Israel’ Marginalization.”

October 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm Wonderful article. Thank you Dr. Gordon.
Yes, the peace prize is a joke, unworthy of our consideration – and so is the EU. They have their own problems,and while we may wish them well with them, we should give them no quarter in ours. As you say, Dr. Gordon, we have our history, our memories, and a responsibility to build a nation state of our own where we can welcome all who come in peace and defend ourselves against those who don’t.
The Palestinian Israel conflict has never been more than a tool of the broader Israel Arab conflict. Israel is anathema to the Arab world, and its target.If the EU chooses to condone the threat of the Middle East, so be it. Let us ignore their vanities, their condemnations and their now meaningless prizes, and look to our own.

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Thank God for the checkpost

Again, the security checkpoint system proves its worth. Posted: 23 Oct 2012 06:45 PM PDTFrom Times of Israel this afternoon: Border Police forces arrested a 20-year-old Palestinian carrying eight explosive devices at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Ramallah, on Tuesday. The man reportedly traveled to the checkpoint by taxi. A routine inspection of his bags revealed… Continue Reading

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Response to Abu Toameh’s article in Graystone Institute

Surely it is time for moderate Palestinians and Israelis to recognize the Israel Arab conflict for what it is – a tool of the larger israel Arab conflict and its more far-reaching, sinister fundamentalist threat against democracies around the world. Surely, it is time for moderate Palestinians and Israelis to work together for peace in… Continue Reading

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Arab woman in defense of Israel

In Flame Magazine: Explaining Israel as it really is — in ArabicA secular, liberal woman from the Galilee, Boshra Khalaila leaves passionate critics of Israel open-mouthed simply by describing the rights and freedoms she routinely enjoys By Philippe Assouline October 17, 2012, 6:56 pm I first met Boshra Khalaila in the Spring of 2010, at… Continue Reading

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Response to wonderful article in the Graystone Institute on Palestinians of East Jerusalem applying for Israeli citizenship

What is happening to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Reader comment on: Why Palestinians Want Israeli Citizenship Submitted by Batya Casper, Israelathebook.com, Oct 23, 2012 10:20 It is becoming increasingly clear to Israeli Palestinians – particularly to Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem and are not subject to Palestinian or Hamas rule – that Israeli democracy is… Continue Reading

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Women for peace?

Avi Stevenson New Event: WHEN JEWISH AND ARAB YOUNG WOMEN MEET…PEACE CAN COME: Introducing the Next Generation of Women Pea http://dlvr.it/2KSyQF WHEN JEWISH AND ARAB YOUNG WOMEN MEET…PEACE CAN COME: jewishinnewyork.com What happens when Israeli and Palestinian girls come together for an intensive reconciliation experience? How do they deal with their prejudices, their fears… Batya… Continue Reading

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Let us look to Canada for succussful government

Batya Casper batyacasper@gmail.com 7:43 AM (11 hours ago)to Gatestone. Unfortunately, for many Americans, politics is a team sport. People under the blue banner will fight to the end for their team. It would be simply inconceivable for them to change team – and same with members of the red team. It is anathema for democrats… Continue Reading

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Safe for now. I have copied and pasted this for my readers. It is written by a daughter of a friend.

We’re safe for now: Raising children in Netivot. AG By DANIELLE SCHREIBER RUBIN 10/10/2012         I thought I’d share this, because some of you have no clue what’s going on halfway across your own country. I thought I’d share this, because some of you have no clue what’s going on halfway across your own country.… Continue Reading

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True Vision as antidote to the dolors of the Israel Arab conflict, and the malaise of Israel’s youth – written by Dr. Daniel Gordis in The Times of Israel

The Talmud (Gittin 56a) records a rather unlikely story that unfolded in approximately 70 C.E. With Jerusalem surrounded by a Roman siege, it was increasingly clear that the era of Jewish sovereignty in the city was about to reach an abrupt end. Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai, a leading sage of his era, arranged for his… Continue Reading

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