Jerusalem Academy Welcomes Birthright Visitors

Birthright Israel is an amazing program that brings, according to their website, brings more than 48,000 young Jewish adults to Israel to share in an unforgettable and often life-changing 10 day trip. Then there is the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. which has over 1,600 young people walk through their doors …

Lag B’Omer Starts Tonight – But Why?

For the last 32 days, Jews the world over have been counting the “Omer” – the days between the 2nd day of Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. During this period, thousands of years ago, a plague raged among the students of the great Rabbi Akiva. Because so many died, …

In Light of Iran’s Threats, What Israelis Think…

Israelis are not normal people. There’s just no getting around that fact. Normal people react differently than we do. If someone hurts you, insults you, threatens you, and then have the nerve to ask for help? Well, normal people look at them a bit surprised. “Are you kidding me? Why …

Israel – 70 Years of Rescue and Global Disaster Relief

Israel was established…re-established…70 years ago. Since the day it was created, Israel has dedicated itself to providing a safe haven for Jews from all over the world. Jews came home from Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Lebanon. Rescue missions brought Jews from Yemen, Iran, Ethiopia and other countries. Likewise, Jews from …

Lessons Not Learned; Inequalities Not Righted

When lessons aren’t learned, they continue to hurt people (and causes). When you need an inequality to justify and explain, there is something wrong with that cause, that justification. In July, 2017, three Israelis were brutally murdered. In the aftermath of those murders, Palestinians took to the fields protesting violently. …

Israel’s Prime Minister: We Must Love All Children

Children are the most precious…and vulnerable…members of society. The Editors of Israel Blogger enjoy bringing you videos and excerpts that have particular meaning to Israel and Israelis. This video was made almost two years ago and yet remains relevant and pertinent, especially today. It is a video of the Prime Minister of Israel addressing all parents, parents of Palestinian and Israeli children, parents of Iranian children. More, he called for all parents to raise their children, to educate them properly. He speaks of an Iranian wrestler being ordered to lose rather than face the moment when he would have to compete against an Israeli.Israeli and Iranian Flags

The Palestinians value bravery, but bravery isn’t all there is in life. There is light and love; their is hope and freedom. There is family and so much more. But most of all, there is the love of children and the values we place within them. The Iranians value victory but won’t compete with Israelis. Their hatred quickly and firmly triumphs over all else.

Here is a young man who has spent much of his young life fine-tuning his body and his training being forced to throw a competition rather than appear on the same screen as an Israeli. And where does this all lead? It leads to a global situation in which Iran threatens Israel and the western world because we don’t conform to their version of what the world should be. We need to educate and raise children with love.

This happened in 2016. This happened in 2017 and now, finally, in 2018, some measure of justice has been delivered. The Iranian wrestler has been banned from international competition for six months. More importantly, his coach, who ordered the athlete to throw the match, is banned for two years.

Video of Prime Minister Netanyahu – We Must Educate Our Children