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The New World in which we now live

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isai. 5:20). In the spectrum of claims, counterclaims and outright lies regarding the war in Gaza, truth has become the first victim. Some things, however, we can […]

The Two-State Delusion

It’s ironic. The news media in general portray Israel, its leaders and occasionally even its population as intransigent, unwilling to make the necessary sacrifices to achieve peace between Israel and its neighbors, the Palestinian Arabs. Some world leaders have dared to suggest Israelis should elect other leadership, implying all Israelis share responsibility for the alleged […]

Israel is attacked by Iran and Israel responds

On the night of April 13-14, Iran attacked Israel directly for the first time, assisted by Houthi terrorists in Yemen, Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon, and accomplices in Iraq and Syria. It fired 120 drones, 30 cruise missiles and 120 ballistic missiles timed to arrive in Israel at the same time in order to overwhelm Israel’s […]

The youth of today

Whiling away interminably long hours lying in a hospital bed will drive anyone stir-crazy. The chatter of hospital staff becomes a blur and, even when there’s a television present in the room, it all becomes tedious. Recently, I visited someone during their week-long hospital stay here in Jerusalem. While there, I saw something wonderful which […]

Who are the fifth most happy people in the world?

The Psalmist David wrote, “Happy is the people whose God is the Lord” (144:15). It’s rather strange, isn’t it? Israel is a tiny nation half the size of Switzerland with a population smaller than London, England, or Tehran, Iran. It is surrounded by enemies who are threatening its extermination “from the river to the sea.” […]

The news no parent ever wants to receive

My wife Hadassah sent me a message from the hospital this morning. The son of a good friend of hers had been killed by a rocket attack in Gaza. The mother had received the news no parent ever wants. Ironically, her name is Chaya (the feminine form of the Hebrew name Chayim, “life”). The son, […]

Prayer for Israel is the first step. Now what?

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, numerous party heads, senior politicians and two hundred members of parliament wearing a kippa (Jewish head-covering) join in a solidarity march against anti-Semitism, Stockholm, December 6, 2023._ _ The news media are flooded with reports about hysterical demonstrations around the world, often violent, condemning Israel. It doesn’t end there. As […]

What about the innocent civilians?

It must be stated clearly: The Muslim residents of Gaza who elected Hamas in 2006 knew they were voting for the terrorist organization that had been responsible for dozens of attacks across Israel. School children in buses, diners in restaurants, synagogue worshippers, babies in nurseries, shoppers in supermarkets, all of them civilians, were innocent victims […]

Arabs on Israel’s side

Amid the massive support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nationwide (don’t believe the exaggerated reports by the agenda-driven news media about opposition to him) is an overlooked segment of the population: Israel’s Arab citizens. Scores of them, also Druze and Bedouins, were among the victims of Hamas, not only Jews. Many Arabs are torn […]

Breaking bread with British lords

Weeks ago, I was invited to a dinner hosting a delegation of nine British lords and a dozen European parliamentarians who were visiting Israel. They had come to express solidarity with the Jewish state after last year’s Hamas massacre. They had visited the ravaged communities in the south, as well as families whose relatives were […]