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Newsletters - Part 85

The Blessing of Snow – December 2013

It started snowing on Wednesday evening and kept snowing.  On Thursday, Judea was covered in snow, in Gush Etzion and in Hebron.  I was supposed to meet a tour group in Hebron that day but it was cancelled — there was no way to get anywhere near that area. Where I live, in Karnei Shomron, […]

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France – Israel’s ally – November 19, 2013

President Francois Hollande landed in Israel yesterday for what would be the longest visit of this French president in a foreign country.  The visit could not happen at a more opportune time.  Just last week, negotiations between the western nations and Iran broke down when France refused to approve the concessions that the other western […]

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Reflections on Chanukah

The Hebrew month of Kislev is called the Month of Glory and Heroism. Long before the 25th day of the month, when Chanukah, the Festival of Lights begins, the theme of heroism permeates our days. On one Chanukah, our local community center arranged for a very special evening remembering the Operation at Entebbe in 1976, […]

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November 2013

Vorein paar Wochen entdeckte die israelische Armee einen fast zwei Kilometer langen und 18 Meter tief gelegenen Tunnel, der vom Gazastreifen nach Israel führte. Er war mit etwa 25.000 Betonelementen abgestützt. Dieser Tunnel, der dritte dieser Art, der in diesem Jahr entdeckt wurde, war gebaut um dadurch Terroranschläge in Israel durchführen zu können. Vor wenigen […]

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