Ari Fuld in His Own Words

Many are speaking about Ari Fuld and his murder – here is a video that was posted allowing Ari to speak for himself. This is who he was. This is what he did, and more, this is why he did what he did. In the simplest of ways and the …

Saying Goodbye to Ari Fuld

This is a goodbye letter written by Jane Kiel to her friend, Ari Fuld! Dear Ari, Tonight you made it into all the big news casts and your face is all over the media. You are being called a hero and a lion by everyone and that’s truly what you …

My Land is STILL Burning

The summer’s war hasn’t ended, even if we are going back to work and school. The damage continues. The fires are STILL burning and our land is STILL under attack. We may not have had the war we expected after the rockets slammed into the ground, but we are very much still a nation at war.

Put on the Damn Coat

It’s summer and so this post may not make sense, but what better time to begin to fight a national tradition than before it becomes necessary. So, here goes. As a former “soldier’s mother“, I’m making a request to all soldiers to put on your coat this winter. Before you …

The Woman Hates the Very Air I Breathe

Today, I met a Jewish woman who had nothing good to say about Israel, about Jerusalem, about Israelis, even about the very air we breathe. Okay, I’ll admit, I shmooze with strangers all the time. It’s one of the things I love about Israel – pretty much, most of us …

Painting the Bible…One Week at a Time

Tragically, the arson attack on Beit Meir resulted in the loss of over 2,000 works of art over a span of 40 years. How do you cope with such a devastating blow? Yoram and Meira Raanan found one way. While the paintings were forever lost, we are all blessed that photos of many of the paintings remain.

Why Have We Never Defeated the Palestinians

Like most Israelis, I have dear friends living very close to the Gaza border. Some have, yet again, been forced to spend nights in bomb shelters with their children; others don’t have a shelter in their apartments and so rush to safety at the sound of a siren. We have …

Anti-Semitism of the BBC

Perhaps it is time to properly identify the very essence of the problem – both in terms of the Middle East AND in terms of BBC’s so-called reporting.
It’s time to call BBC’s reporting what it is – anti-Semitism.

The Time Has Come for War

It is always time for peace, but when do you know when it is time for war? That is the question Israel has been facing for the last few months. And, it would seem, tonight we have the answer. We could have been friends. Gaza and Israel. Neighbors certainly. When …

Israel Under Fire – Bombs on Cities

Tonight, Israel was bombed moments ago and moments after that. Seconds ago, and seconds before that. In each case, they are targeting civilians, cities, people. Are missiles bombs? No, I don’t know in the technical sense, but in the human sense, they explode and terrify. The destruction and terror caused …

What Women are Allowed to Do in Israel

Sadly, women are raised differently from men all the world over. From a very young age, most girls are not given the same rights, the same freedom as their young counterparts. No country is perfect when it comes to how women are treated. Not a one. Somewhere, somehow, there is …