I have named this blog, “Voice of the Shofar” or, in Hebrew, “Kol Shofar (קול שופר).” It will, like the shofar, alert the Jewish people to news of relevance.
Where will Israel apply its sovereignty? What will the price be? And why is the Trump plan better than previous proposals?
Israel has announced that it will apply Israeli civilian law to areas of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, (the area renamed “the West Bank” by Jordan after 1948), on or after July 1, 2020. Whereas this is seen by some as a hurried political decision, the more fundamental question is, does Israel have the right to do this under international law?
The silence of the Jews of America in the face of rising anti-Semitism is stunning.
The days of Israeli kid glove tit-for-tat responses should have ended long ago.
Americans need to take a vacation from using the word “racist,” at least in connection with Israel, because they don’t have the slightest idea of what they are talking about, and it’s insulting as hell. Especially from presidential hopefuls.
What has kept the Jewish people alive for thousands of years? Passover.
We know that Israelis have disappointed you in elections this week but please don’t take it personally. Israeli votes were about Israel, not you.
“We are writing to you to express our profound, even frightened concern and, indeed, our pained astonishment that you have decided to appoint newly-elected legislator, Representative Ihlan Omar, to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
So three-quarters of American Jews have contracted a kind of religious auto-immune disease, which has caused them to junk the stuff that will protect their spiritual health while eagerly embracing the stuff that will destroy it.
In the reality of politics, there are always uncomfortable alliances. Unfortunately, it seems that American Jews have entered into a wrong and a self-destructive alliance.