Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim 47 Years Later

Celebrating Yom Yerushalayim 47 Years Later

Today, the State of Israel will mark perhaps the biggest day of the year: Yom Yerushalayim, the day when on June 7th, 1967, IDF Paratroopers liberated East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount following nearly a week of Jordanian air raids and artillery barrages that hit as far as Tel-Aviv.

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June 4, 2009: The Day Obama Began “Changing” the Middle East

June 4, 2009: The Day Obama Began “Changing” the Middle East

Well, 2013 has come and gone — goodbye and good riddance! While there were many highs during the year, unfortunately, especially in my neck of the woods, there were a lot of lows. This was not a good year for the prospects of peace in the world.
Usually, it is hard to pinpoint a date when things started to deteriorate. Certainly in the Middle East, there hasn’t been peace for a long, long time. There had been, however, a certain amount or stability in the region until June 4, 2009, when things began to deteriorate in many countries around here.

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Interview with Ryan Bellerose: Native American Rights Activist, Israel Supporter

Interview with Ryan Bellerose: Native American Rights Activist, Israel Supporter

I met Ryan Mervin on Israel and Stuff, a pro-Israel Facebook page. He’s always come across as an extremely positive, well-meaning guy with a lot to say. I recently saw a post about Ryan’s attempts to sway Canadian Native Americans to side more with Israel instead of giving in to pressure by Arab advocacy demonizing our country. I felt he did a very good job of “explaining” Israel–perhaps a better job than I could have done.

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An Interview with my Friend “Hahish”: a Fighter for Justice and the Jewish Way of Life

An Interview with my Friend “Hahish”: a Fighter for Justice and the Jewish Way of Life

I met “Hahish” (he doesn’t want his real name to be revealed), while in high school. A mutual friend introduced us. We were headed along the same path: he was a young Zionist who had been born in Russia and had moved to the US as a teenager. He wanted to make Aliyah and serve in the IDF. He was already becoming acquainted with the Jewish way of life.

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Does the World Hate Us? A דרשה By Ze’ev Ben Yechiel

Does the World Hate Us? A דרשה By Ze’ev Ben Yechiel

Israeli Jews often find themselves feeling as if “the world hates us;” as if everyone is “out to get us.” It might be true that the anti-Semitism of things that Zhabotinsky talked about in his works, the concept that the Nations detest us not necessarily for who we are–but for our national history and for the things that represent us–is alive and well, but does the entire world really hate us? I strongly doubt it.

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You and I

You and I

You/ Appeared our of nowhere when there was nowhere to turn/ You said “hi” on a regular day when I didn’t know /What was in store/ You and I…/We go back ages/ No telling how long/ The Land and Her people/ We always hold on

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Boycotting Israel Hurts Arab Interests

Boycotting Israel Hurts Arab Interests

You’ve seen them by now: those pesky BDS’ers going around asking people to “boycott” Israel. It doesn’t make too much sense to a mature human being just based on the simple fact that most likely you’re boycotting your own computer or your own veggies, or better yet (or worse perhaps) your own cancer treatment

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Hosting the Havel Havelim Blog Carnival for the 1st time While Vacationing in Chicago aka the Galut

Hosting the Havel Havelim Blog Carnival for the 1st time While Vacationing in Chicago aka the Galut

It certainly looks like while I’ve been away visiting my parents, grandparents, and friends in Chicago, your typical, run-o-the-yard Mil’ East tyrant unleashed a chemical attack on those pesky rebels that just keep on coming back no matter how many virgins up above Hezbollah has amassed under its TNT-packed belt. What I’m actually trying to say is that it’s time, oh yes, it’s time…for yet another Havel Havelim Blog Carnival and this one isn’t to be missed!

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Definition of “Hypocrite:” “Religious Jew living in America”

Definition of “Hypocrite:” “Religious Jew living in America”

Every time Israel makes concessions to the Arabs, I hear American Jews voicing their disapproval. But they voice their disapproval with us not only when things don’t go their way–they’ve realized they have to come up with reason to hate the State of Israel and everything that represents Zionist values because if they don’t, it looks like they’re hypocrites.

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