They Love Us, They Love Us Not
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — August 17, 2021 — In recent years, I have been uplifted by a relationship with a young Polish man from the town where my grandmother was born, and from which, thankfully, she fled. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be here to write this. “P” is bright, energetic, and passionately committed to documenting even minor details of the existence of …

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Sending Warm Greetings and Keeping Israeli Soldiers CooL  
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — August 9, 2021 — I was reminded of a great personal story as I drove my son back to his army base this past week. It was also an incredible parental teaching moment from 15 years ago this week. In 2006, Israel fought a war with Hezbollah in Lebanon.  The war lasted over a month.  Nearly 200 Israelis …

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The Battle of Entebbe
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 30, 2021 — As a dual American and an Israeli, July 4 has always had a dual special meaning.  That is, since 1976, America’s bicentennial. Like many American children, the year leading up to and during the bicentennial was a period of sharing national pride in all that America stood for, and its history.  Growing up …

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Israeli Arabs Are the Big Winners in Israel’s Election
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — March 25, 2021 — With most of the votes counted and no decisive outcome as far as who the next Prime Minister will be, or if Israel will be headed to an unprecedented fifth national election in less than three years, one thing is clear, the big winners in Israel’s national election this week were Israeli Arabs.  …

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It’s the Coalition, Stupid
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 5, 2021 — Among the well-known themes in modern US Presidential campaigns, many remember a guiding principle and mantra of Bill Clinton’s 1992 successful campaign defeating then incumbent President George Bush Sr., “It’s the economy, stupid.” The message was clear, that the economy was a pillar of the campaign and not to get distracted by tangential …

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The Faces of Forgiveness In the Wake of Terror
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 16, 2020 — Ten years ago, two Palestinian Arabs lay in prey on a pristine hiking trail in the slopes of the Judean mountains outside Jerusalem. Unlike terrorists who blow up buses, cafes, or attack civilians on the street, these men waited for their victims to come to them, knowing that on the beautiful sunny Shabbat …

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Global Prayer’s for Israel Lift Up and Bless Israel During Sukkot Festival
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“Miraculous.” “Amazing.” “Divinely inspired.” “The second most significant milestone in our lifetime.” These are just some of the words used by Jewish leaders describing how they felt by the incredible phenomena of Christians from around the world praying for Israel as part of the Genesis 123 Foundation’s Global Prayer for Israel and Virtual Pilgrimage. This historic event was the first …

eHeziGlobal Prayer’s for Israel Lift Up and Bless Israel During Sukkot Festival
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Inspiration in Olympic Sized Hurdles for Israeli Athletes
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — September 23, 2020 — At the end of a recent webinar “Israel’s Olympic Heroes; Past, Present and Future,” Israeli Olympic marathon runner Beatie Deutsch shared a beautiful and inspiring thought relevant to running, the Olympics, and the holiday season of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life. Wining a marathon is not …

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Arab Enabling Prevents Peace
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — September 17, 2020 — Like most Israelis, I was glued to the TV listening to the speeches and watching the ceremony of the signing of declarations of peace between Israel and both the UAE and Bahrain.  Historic is an understatement.  It brought me back to the day in March 1979 when Israel signed the Camp David Accords …

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Munich On My Mind
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 — A few years ago, I traveled from Israel to the US with a layover in Munich. I had never been to Germany.  Germany, and its history vis-a-vis Jews, is not only not of interest, but the idea of being there made me uncomfortable.  Nevertheless, the best itinerary was through Munich. I rationalized that I …

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