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Anne's Opinions · 20h ago

My 40th Aliya anniversary!

Today, exactly 40 years ago, on the Thursday between Bereishit and Noach, I made aliya from England. (The exact date was 13th October 1977, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5738). In the beginning… I f...
Anne's Opinions · 2d ago

Trump decertifies the Iran deal

After the festivals were over we were greeted with the very good news that President Donald Trump had announced that he was not going to recertify the JCPOA – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...
Anne's Opinions · 6d ago

Good News Friday

The chagim are finally over and it’s back to normal programming at last, so I’m happy to post my first “regular” Good News Friday installment for this year. Since the latest news concerned t...
Anne's Opinions · 1w ago

Great news! US to withdraw from UNESCO, Israel to follow suit

Great news to start the year! What better news to greet us after Simchat Torah than the Trump Administration announcing its plans to withdraw from UNESCO! The reasons were both financial and...
Anne's Opinions · 1W ago

Simchat Torah 5778 – Chag Same’ach!

The marathon of Jewish holidays is almost over. as the last and most joyous festival of the holiday season approaches– Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. But before that, toda...
Anne's Opinions · 1W ago

Good News Friday – Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed edition

It’s Shabbat Chol Hamo’ed tonight, the intermediate Shabbat of Sukkot, so I want to provide you with a slightly more inspiring edition than my usual Good News Friday posts. My first item is ...
Anne's Opinions · 2W ago

Sukkot 5778 – Chag Same’ach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th...
Anne's Opinions · 2W ago

Hypocrisy: A state for the Palestinians but not for the Kurds or Catalonia

The Kurds are a nation scattered across the Middle East while their national territory was divided up by the ruling powers of a century ago and split amongst several nations, all in a manner...
Anne's Opinions · 2W ago

Yom Kippur 5778 – Gmar Hatima Tova!

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again, beginning in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast with day-long prayer services, composed of beau...
Anne's Opinions · 3W ago

An epic moment at the UN as former Hamas member speaks up for Israel

This has to be one of the most epic and stunning moments in the history of the UN.  Once more the UN Human Rights Wrongs Council was holding a debate on “the human rights situation in Palest...