Category Archives: Israel

Why was the Dome of the Rock erased?

Jim Davila reports (in PaleoJudaica) about a pamphlet the Israeli military rabbinate passed out for Hanukkah, with a picture in it supposedly of Jerusalem in the days of the Second Temple. The accompanying photo, however, was a photoshopped image of … Continue reading

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Today in the Old City of Jerusalem

I arrived in Israel earlier this week, on Monday, and I’m just starting to get over jet lag. I walked around the Old City this afternoon with a friend, and we saw some interesting things – including the preparations for … Continue reading

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May 16, 1948: Jews in danger in all Muslim lands (NY Times)

An article in CiF Watch about Jewish refugees posted a screen shot of a New York Times article published on May 16, 1948, with the headline, “JEWS IN GRAVE DANGER IN ALL MOSLEM LANDS,” with the content largely based on … Continue reading

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Benjamin Netanyahu and the American Right

Haaretz published an excellent article today on Netanyahu’s connections to the Christian Right in the US. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s links with U.S. Republican presidential candidates, and with the Christian right, are getting closer…. When Netanyahu and his aides are … Continue reading

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Is this apartheid?

Israel gearing for effective separation of East Jerusalem Palestinians (Haaretz). Last week, a new border crossing was opened in East Jerusalem’s Shoafat neighborhood, to little fanfare. Two days later, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat asserted that Israel should relinquish Palestinian neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Jewish terrorism?

The Miami Herald has an article about the increasing attacks by radical right-wing settlers against the state of Israel. YITZHAR, Israel — A young man calling himself Yehudi Tzadik – “righteous Jew” – picked up a rock and rolled it … Continue reading

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I’m going to Israel on January 8, 2012

I’m going to be living in Israel from early January to the end of July, 2012, and I’m very excited (and somewhat nervous) to be going. I haven’t lived in Israel since the 1998-99 academic year (long ago, when Bill … Continue reading

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