By Ernie Moore on Monday, August 24, 2015
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Recently we came across an article about how the new Reform Jewish Prayer Book has been changed to “to be sensitive to women, LGBTQ; includes artwork and ‘countertexts’.”

Let me give you some idea of this from a personal perspective – NUTS!

All right, now that that is out of the way, perhaps I can continue in a more sensitive vein. (grin)

First is a bit of perspective. Judaism, like Christianity, has lots...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, August 21, 2015
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We have long maintained that one of the unspoken rules of the UN is that it is the place where national leaders send those whom they do not want around to cause trouble.

So perhaps that is the reason that PM Netanyahu has named Danny Danon as the new Israeli Ambassador to the UN? Danon is a strong voice, and had a powerful position in Likud. Getting him away from Israel could work for Bibi. It could also propel Danon onto...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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If you tax something, you will undermine the growth of it. Conversely, if you continue to fund something with little accountability it will grow exponentially.

That is the story of the UN’s program for “helping”

“Created in 1949, UNRWA was tasked with providing education, medical services and employment to some 750,000 registered Palestinian refugees following the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. Today, the number...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, August 17, 2015
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As with most things political, you can learn – or not – depending on your source for news. We do our best to bring you balance on issues, but there is always some challenge to this, regardless of where you search for information.

With that in mind, we decided to offer both an analysis from one of the wisest editors in Middle East news, Editor of the Times of Israel, David Horovitz, as well as add our own thoughts.

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By Ernie Moore on Friday, August 14, 2015
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In this simulated photo of an El Al Boeing Dreamliner we see that may be coming to the world’s skies.

We love the Dreamliner, having flown on it earlier this year. It is a dream, for sure. But will the price be too much for El Al? And even more important will the cost of tickets be too much for El Al’s passengers. We flew a different airline and found the price not prohibitive. That is not when all but short hop US flights...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Israel’s Minister of Defense, Moshe “Bogey” Ya’alon is not one for mincing words. As Dr. Ben Carson said last week, “There is no such thing as a politically correct war.”

That seems to be what President Obama has been trying, and what he wants Israel do to. It is not going to happen. When Israel goes to war it cannot afford to lose soldiers. The numbers are too small.

And Israel is always...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, August 10, 2015
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For ten years Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been the man voted in for a four year term. He doesn’t hold more elections, because, like his predecessor Yasser Arafat he knows he doesn’t have to. He controls the leadership of the PA, the money, and the leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. He’s in the cat bird seat.

The Israelis are okay with him being in office. He is opposed to another...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, August 07, 2015
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Over the years in our novels we have paired Jake Crabtree with some very interesting partners and villains as well. In Some Generals Need Killing,...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, August 05, 2015
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The answer to the question is “most certainly.”

Israel has fired at terrorists across the line in the past when terrorists struck Israel civilian and military vehicles along the border, but now things are heating up.

And Israel could well be – shock – partnering with the Egyptian Military to hit Iranian backed and (ISIS?) terrorists who are smuggling arms and attacking the Egyptians.

As the Times of Israel...
By Ernie Moore on Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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The map has a green rectangular area on the areas of Syria, Turkey Iraq and Iran. This is a general idea of the area that has a high percentage of Kurdish population. It is not well defined, but gives the viewer some idea of the territory.

In talking about the Turk’s involvement, there is this paragraph: “In addition to the change in Turkish policy, the question arises of Turkey’s long term commitment to the coalition. Another...
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