Why is Israel going to pot?

A bill going through Israel’s Knesset, sponsored by two MKs, would decriminalize the personal use of cannabis. Read more

SOD

July 3, 2020 by  

This word in Ivrit means “secret.” However, in the context of this opinion piece, it is an abbreviation for Same Old Deceptions.  Read more

Former US Mideast negotiator: World mired in past on solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Ahead of the planned move by Israeli to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, several leading Mideast experts and former senior officials debated the merits of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” vision and the imminent move by the Jewish state. Read more

The ‘right’ kind of gay pride

July 1, 2020 by  

Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana—a proud member of the LGBTQ community and equally proud member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party—has said that “being attracted to men doesn’t mean you have to believe in creating a Palestinian state.” Read more

Apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, now

July 1, 2020 by  

The Jordan Valley is of great security value to Israel. Most military experts agree that it constitutes Israel’s only defensible eastern border. Read more

Ahead of sovereignty start date, affected Israelis and Palestinians speak out

Ahead of Israel’s planned application of sovereignty, which was slated to start as early as July 1 but has been moved forward for the time being, Israelis and Palestinians from neighbouring cities over the Green Line spoke out about the decision and its potential effects. Read more

The Jewish Story Explained #1: Biblical Patriarchs & Matriarchs

The Jewish Story Explained is a “you never got info like this at Hebrew religious classes” trip through the past 3,000 years of the Jewish experience. Read more

Explaining Israel’s security establishment

We who argue for Israeli victory watched with dismay as Qatar’s government threatened Israel with ending its financial donations to Gaza, insinuating that Hamas will resume its incendiary balloons attacks. Read more

The World’s Best Film to premiere at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival and Revelation Perth International Film Festival

June 29, 2020 by  

But is this really the world’s best film? Read more

What are the main beliefs of Judaism?

June 29, 2020 by  

Ask the rabbi. Read more

Jewish People reclaiming sovereignty in biblical heartland after 3000 years

June 29, 2020 by  

The United Nations is disgracefully trying to prevent a miracle happening 100 years after the world first gave its historic imprimatur to an impossible dream becoming a possible reality:  The restoration of Jewish sovereignty in 1697km² of the Jewish People’s biblical heartland in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). Read more

On the other hand

June 28, 2020 by  

After a confusing and frustrating term, thanks to the coronavirus students are finally enjoying their long summer break.  Read more

Feintoooner

June 28, 2020 by  

This week’s cartoon:  Statues and Statutes of Socialist replacement theology Read more

Junking the Jews is behind our current Hobbesian nightmare

International pressure on Israel not to extend its sovereignty over parts of the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria is increasing. Read more

More on prayer

June 26, 2020 by  

We are living in a fraught, unpredictable world of conflicting values and policies.  So I am returning to an earlier post about prayer. Read more

Shander

June 26, 2020 by  

This Yiddish word can be roughly translated as “shameful” and “disgrace.” Read more

New Irish government rejects effort to boycott Israeli products

The anti-Israel movement in Ireland has suffered a major defeat. Earlier this month, the political parties working on forming the next government in Ireland eliminated a key bill that would have placed a boycott on products produced in Israeli settlements. Read more

The challenge for Jewish voices among progressives

June 24, 2020 by  

Antisemitism takes many forms. It can come from the right or the left. It can be found in theology, but also in anti-religious political ideology…writes Suzanne Rutland Andre Oboler. Read more

Meet the Frydenbergs

June 23, 2020 by  

Bariatric Surgeon Harry Frydenberg was the first Presenter on The Shtick way back in 2004. So, it seemed appropriate for Henry Greener to invite him to be his final Guest on C31, as he and his wife Dr Erica Frydenberg Zoom in from Lorne, where they have been living during the lockdown. Read more

Two leaders, two styles

June 22, 2020 by  

It would be hard to find two more contrasting leadership styles than those of Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defence Minister/Prime Minister in waiting, Benny Gantz. Read more

Is DNA testing OK?

June 22, 2020 by  

Ask the rabbi. Read more

Feintooner

June 22, 2020 by  

This week’s cartoon…Bolton-ar eclipse: Mouth of Fire Read more

Jordan backs PLO in rejecting Trump deal of the century

June 22, 2020 by  

Jordan has backed the PLO in rejecting President Trump’s deal of the century – as Israel readies to regain sovereignty after 3000 years in 30% of Judea and Samaria (aka West Bank) – the biblical heartland of the Jewish people.  Read more

Israel’s ambassador to UK reflects on global issues, namely Iran, before leaving office

June 21, 2020 by  

Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Mark Regev discussed Israel’s relations with Britain and its neighbours during a webinar on Thursday, his last live-streamed event before ending his five-year term as ambassador…writes Shiryn Ghermezian. Read more

British experts, leaders respond to Israel’s sovereignty plan

Ahead of Israel’s planned application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria starting on July 1, British experts and Jewish leaders spoke out about their support for Israel’s claim and right of sovereignty in the land, and the Jewish state’s democratic decision to carry out its policies. Read more

On the other hand

June 21, 2020 by  

Another week and despite mayhem overseas yet more interesting and positive news from Israel has surfaced which somehow most probably escaped the attention of the general media. Read more

Wellesley Tudor Pole

June 19, 2020 by  

Plagues often bring out the soothsayers and those who predict the end of days. Why else is Nostradamus still popular? Read more

Gone With The Wind

June 19, 2020 by  

Surveying the chaos currently enveloping many countries one can only conclude that insanity has become the new norm. Read more

Don’t identify Jews with ‘white imperialism’

The experience of being an immigrant group and living as a minority in an often hostile culture is, of course, one that Diaspora Jews know only too well. Read more

Meet Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation

June 18, 2020 by  

In 1348, the Black Death killed between 30 to 50% of the entire population of Britain. In one of the greatest health crisis to affect the world since then who was selected as the person to lead the global effort to fight COVID-19? Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.  Read more

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