Focus on Israel

  • Six reasons to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day!

    While last year was the memorable 70th anniversary of the birth of the modern State of Israel on May 14, 1948, every new anniversary is a reason to celebrate. This year is no different! We celebrate because of Israel’s survival.…

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  • Who cares about the Holocaust anymore?

    Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah (meaning “Day of the Catastrophe”) has taken place every year on the 27th of Nisan since its inception in 1951. At 10:00 AM local time in Israel, everything comes to a stop as a siren is…

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  • Zionism: What it is and what it is not

    The word Zionism can have either a positive or a negative connotation attached to it depending on who you are asking for a definition. When hard-pressed, most people, from either side of the spectrum have a difficult time clearly defining…

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  • The ‘greedy Jew’ is alive and well!

    Some of history’s oldest canards are against the Jews. One of these, that we can find towards the top of the list, is the myth of the “greedy Jew.” During the Middle Ages, Christians were allowed to borrow money ONLY…

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  • Not exactly ‘A Pope for All Seasons!’

    In the story “A Man for All Seasons” based on the life of Sir Thomas More, the hero is portrayed as a man of principle envied by many of his contemporaries, including some of his rivals. Sir Thomas More was once described…

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  • Holocaust museum

    Holocaust Remembrance Day is every day!

    Every year, On January 27, the whole world commemorates the horrors of the Holocaust by observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This anniversary was set-up by the United Nations and is different from the yearly Yom HaShoah (Day of the Catastrophe) that takes…

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  • Israel boycott

    The pervasiveness of BDS in American politics!

    Over the years I have tried to expose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement known as BDS. In its modern version, BDS is only 14 years old, but the concept is much older, and it could be argued that Kristallnacht,…

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  • Christmas with Hizbollah: There is fake news, and then there is propaganda!

    There are not that many countries in the world that wouldn’t define Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. We don’t need to look very deep into their methods to come to that conclusion. Hezbollah in Arabic means “the Party of Allah”.…

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  • Be careful when you use the words Holocaust, Nazi or Migrant!

    There are historically charged words that are better left alone lest we use them in a contemporary way that will either misrepresent or diminish their true meaning. Such words are “Holocaust”, “Nazi” and “migrant”. Recently, we have seen a resurgence…

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  • Tree of Life synagogue

    To the antisemite, we are all Jews!

    In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre, a lot of Jewish people are starting to ask themselves the same questions that European Jews have been grappling with for a couple of decades. • Are Jewish people no longer safe…

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