Sara Blaustein: A Man Remembers His Murdered Wife

My wife, Sara Blaustein, was brutally murdered in a drive-by shooting by Arab terrorists last Tuesday on the road from our home in Efrat to Jerusalem. We had moved to Israel with our 13...

The Geography of Iranian Power by Robert D. Kaplan

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/geography-iranian-power-robert-d-kaplan Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Robert D. Kaplan's new book, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate , which will be...

The Growth of Efrat – In Perspective

Thursday, February 19, 2009 News Item: "West Bank Settlement Gets Green Light for Major Expansion" -- Ha'aretz, February 16, 2009 Efrat - That headline above now echoes around the world. Criticism from Al Jazeera was...

Jerusalem, the “Right of Return” and Violence As Currently Taught at UNRWA Schools In...

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was created in the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. It provides education, health and social services to a unique type of population in the whole...

Outrage: From Warsaw to Jerusalem

Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial center for six million Jews  murdered during WWII, has issued a stinging critique of a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers that was meant to resolve...

‘The Mental Preparation for Disengagement’ & its Aftermath in the Israel Defense Forces

Abstract "Our point of departure is that in principle removing a person from his dwelling place and forcibly moving him someplace else causes serious harm to his self-respect, his freedom, and his possessions. A person's...

Germany Promotes Antisemitism and Anti-Israelism

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The German government’s official policy is that it makes efforts to fight antisemitism and is friendly toward Israel. At the same time, it actively promotes antisemitism and anti-Israelism. It allows massive migration of...

The Damascus Cover book becomes film

In October, 2014, thirty-seven years after its initial publication The Damascus Cover, by Howard Kaplan, begins film production in Morocco starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Abigail Spencer, Jurgen Prochnow, and Navid Negahban who played Abu...

How an earthquake in 1546 made the “Kotel” possible

There was no Kotel prior to the middle of 16th century. The area that we call the Western Wall is not the last remaining ruin of the Second Temple. The four retaining walls of...

Is the BDS Movement a success or failure?

​​In an exclusive interview, Gedaliah Blum, who runs the Dapei Katom organization together with his wife Elisheva, speaks out about the daily struggles that small businesses in Judea and Samaria face due to the...