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Daily Archives: April 7, 2020

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Behind The Scene with David Bedein: April 7th, 2020

Behind The Scene With David Bedein from Israel – April 7th, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK9X7xyUUeo

Do not let Corona kill your simcha

A blogger wrote this week that she does not want to say Chag Sameach because of Corona. During the Yom Kippur War, fairly new to Israel and fairly new to being observant, I had trouble...

The Palestinian Authority and Hamas Fight COVID-19: the First Month Overview and Initial Insights

The objective of this study is to present an overview and initial insights regarding the preventive measures taken by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas to check the spread of COVID-19 during the first...

Annexation and Sovereignty. Enough with Ideology. Consider Reality

Too often, annexation of territory to Israel is lost in a useless debate between warring ideologies that will never be resolved. Such debates avoid a discussion of reality on the ground where no dispute exists. Take,...

Gaza and Corona: The NGO Preemptive Blood Libel Campaign

The following report, dated March 31, 2020,  is sourced in NGO Monitor, an organization which keeps tabs on humanitarian organizations that operate in the Palestinian Authority, which operates under the authority of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The COVID-19...

When a crisis throws the middle class off the charts, anywhere in the world

On the 11th of Nisan, the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Joseph Caro, it is my custom to visit Tzfat, a city which I love, which thrives on education and on tourism. With both industries gone haywire,...

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 25 – 31, 2020)

While Hamas has focused most of its attention on trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip, this past week a rocket was fired into Israeli territory. It is unclear which...

Harold Rhode: REALITY: Interfaith Relations in the Quranic Tradition

To understand any potential agreement between Israel and its neighbors, or for that matter between Muslims and non-Muslims, it is essential to understand how Muslims operate theologically regarding territory, and how Islam understands it...