As we come to the close of another work week in Israel, here’s a quick round-up of what’s been happening here. Today can be summed up in fighter jets, buildings, and hamburgers on the bright side, and a wounded soldier on the other. We’ll start with some sad news first. …
In life we rarely see the hidden costs of the work of others, only our own. Years ago I was a youth counselor for seriously disturbed children from broken homes and dangerous neighborhoods. One of my tasks was called “Travel Training”, I was to take these young people and teach …
One hundred years ago, the Turks committed genocide. They murdered over one million Armenians, barbarically raped countless women. They rampaged and destroyed whole communities. We don’t need the world to recognize the Armenian genocide. It happened.
In this day and age of social media people have few secrets. If you go out for a steak dinner, we all know about it. If you spend lots of money it is there for all to see. Even if you are not doing anything wrong it is important that you not make an impression of doing wrong. Appearances matter as it leads to discontent.
She fights for the rights of women. Marches for those rights. And yet supports Sharia law which limits women’s rights and allows men to treat women as objects to be collected, abused, and disposed of. Honor killings.
So what do fighting fire, kite flying and red lights have in common. Well, they are all in the news today. So here’s a quick update.
Each time a new report comes in, the same thought goes through my mind. Oops, there goes another Syrian target. Kerplop!
Conan’s visit to Israel produced some amazing videos. In each one, he gets personal with the people he meets. Laughs, but also truths. In this visit, he comes to Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital.
If we want to stop the violence, then making Hamas and its acolytes richer and enabling them to import more weapons will not serve that purpose. No more so than making the Nazis and their supporters in Germany richer would have made Germany less violent. The core of this conflict is, and has always been, ideological.