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News from the Land - Part 8

BDS – CFOIC experiences Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions first hand

  May 2015 One of the strategies employed by the enemies of Israel in recent years is what has become known as BDS — boycott, divestment and sanctions.  Pro-Palestinian activists lobby organizations, companies and governments and urge them to boycott Israeli products and business ventures, divest from companies that do business in Israel or who, […]

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How Destiny, Faith, and Tradition Affect Elections – April 7, 2015

April 2015 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will continue to be Israeli’s prime minister.  That much was clear once the votes were counted after the recent Israeli election which took place just two weeks ago.  But what astounded so many in Israel was how different the actual election results were from the many surveys that had […]

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Foreign Intervention in Israeli Politics

February 2015 Election season is upon us and as we move closer to election day (March 17th) the mutual accusations and mud-slinging so common in any election campaign become louder and more pronounced.  But one of the major issues that have surfaced this week actually reflects something very fundamental that affects the settlement movement in […]

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Taking Responsibility For the Miracle of Israel

January 2015 The news in Israel has been focusing on two main topics in recent weeks: the upcoming elections and ongoing revelations of corruption in government circles.  With regard to the elections, the news is full of intrigue and spin. Great fun to follow but I’m not sure how relevant it all is to the […]

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Seeking Wisdom in Our Political Leaders

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 For weeks now, the government has been in election mode.  Despite the fact that there are many issues that need to be debated seriously, the politicians sense that elections are in the air and direct their comments more towards their own constituency than towards an efficient solution to any given problem. […]

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Connecting To Shabbat – Around The World

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 On Sunday night, November 2,  I ran a Shabbat dinner in Amarillo, Texas, hosted by a wonderful friend of CFOIC Heartland, Mike Isely and his group Texans for Israel.   I have run programs of this sort in a number of different countries for the past few years, but it never ceases […]

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A Day of Prayer and Inspiration

This is the holiest time in the Jewish calendar. Just two days ago, we celebrated Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a day which is dedicated to repentance, prayer and fasting. “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Mark, the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a sacred […]

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Win This War

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 After 50 days, the war has ended. At least for now.  The missiles have stopped firing, the artillery fire has gone quiet.  Worst hit by far were the communities closest to Gaza.  The four-year old boy killed in Nahal Oz and the middle aged men killed in  Nirim at the end […]

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The Nation of Israel Lives!

As I write this newsletter, it is still unclear whether Israel will continue to be involved in a war with Hamas, whether we will move on to a war of attrition, or whether some sort of agreement will be reached between the parties. As an Israeli, watching the news day in and day out during […]

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