Two big news stories from last week struck me as relevant to us, here in Israel. One (actually, there were about a dozen such stories but they can all be united under one red-white-and-black umbrella) was continued attacks on Jews in Judea and Samaria.
I met Anett Haskia, a woman I hadn’t previously heard of, on a pro-Israel Facebook page run by Cliff Pinto, a guy I’ve come to respect for his deep understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict and love for the Jewish people.
In the bloody Syrian civil war, civilians have paid a heavy price. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition group, reported in May that at least 94,000 people have been killed throughout the two years of clashes.
In one more step towards boosting Israel’s economy, Prime Minister Netanyahu recently met with Chinese officials during a five-day state visit to the far East superpower.
This week we read Parshat Shlach. Finally, we have arrived at the conclusion of the story. We are heading home—to the place promised to Avraham Avinu so many generations ago.
Zionist activists in Israel and abroad seem to have settled on a theme du jour for just about everything they say and do. “Israel is being unfairly treated by the world.” I see it in the news every day and it’s becoming a menace. Not because it’s not true but because it’s being misapplied.
Moti Yogev is a former commando chief; a man with a rare mixture of a deep love for the Land and people of Israel and a clear vision for the future.