Today is the Ninth of Av, the date on the Hebrew calendar which commemorates the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Israel.
Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away Saturday afternoon. It is an opportunity to review the life and legacy of this man who for so much of Israel’s history held positions of leadership and influence. Beginning in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, Sharon distinguished himself on the battlefield, rising to become one of Israel’s… Read more »
For the past week, Israel’s news broadcasts have focused on the situation in Egypt. Just over a week ago, millions of Egyptian citizens took the streets in Cairo and all over the country, calling for the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi. Morsi is the head of the Muslim Brotherhood and in the aftermath of the… Read more »
I remember as a young child, when the Six Day War occurred, we heard Arab reports on the television and radio that were diametrically opposed to the reports coming out of Israel. The Arabs boasted ongoing victory while the Jews reported ongoing defeat of their Arab enemy. At the end of the war it became… Read more »