A wave of violent terrorism has left several Israelis dead and dozens others, including toddlers and young children, seriously wounded. Beyond the obvious intent of these attacks, which is to kill Jews simply because they are Jewish, these assaults aim to terrorize Israel’s civilian population and sow additional mistrust between Jewish Israelis and their Palestinian Israeli neighbors.
We cannot explain away these attacks as politics. Nothing, absolutely nothing, justifies the cold-blooded murder of Jews. We must speak out.
Audio and text (Hebrew and English) of a prayer written by an Israeli rabbi for the safe return of the three kidnapped Israelis.
For Israelis there is no other option. When asked how everything will turn out – the economic crisis, possibility of attack, religious divisions, the answer is Yehiyeh Beseder. It will be all right.
‘Have you picked up your gas mask yet?” From her casual tone, you would have thought my Israeli friend was asking about the weather.
A moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics in a few weeks would be a powerful demonstration of solidarity against the worldwide scourge of terrorism.
The Shin Bet (motto = “the unseen shield”) operates with transparency, providing personnel with legal propriety as they fulfill the responsibility of keeping Israelis out of harm’s way. An look at the organization and its history.
If Palestinian operative Adnan was a significant figure in the West Bank and was detained because of his danger to Israelis, was it ethical for Israel to capitulate to his demands and agree to release him?
Gilad Shalit was released 18 October, 2011. You knew that, but what don’t you know?
Mordecai Specktor relives September 11, 2001, and what we’ve learned – or haven’t.