Category: <span>Family Values</span>

Beer Sheva’s Students with Autism Face a New Academic Year with Reasons to Smile

Dr. Elissa Freedman made aliya from Connecticut in 2016 with her husband and three young children. Prior to her aliya she served in several communities as a board-certified family physician, and teaching medical students and residents. A family doctor with Clalit Health Services in Beer Sheva, she was granted tenure …

The Most Beautiful Birthday Party I Have Ever Attended–Didn’t Even Know the Boy!

Attending a birthday party in and of itself is not something remarkable. However, this party, this communal “event” was something altogether different…and inspirational! A few weeks ago, there was a small, innocuous Facebook post by a mother here in Maale Adumim. Her son, Matanel, was about to celebrate his 6th …

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


What Not to Teach Children

FURTHER UPDATE:  (10:15am November 16, 2017) I have posted a follow up to the original post that can be seen here.   UPDATE: (8:00am,November 16, 2017) Before posting this blogpost, attempts were made to contact the author/editor. After no replies were received, I the wrote this piece. I have since …

Huge victory against Palestinian efforts to kick Israel out of FIFA

FIFA  made a decision following intense efforts by Jibril Rajoub, former terrorists and now head of the Palestinian Football Association, to have Israeli ejected as a member of FIFA, the world governing body for soccer or, at least, have Israel severely sanctioned. The issue was the existence of six Israeli …