Hanna Senesh: A woman of valor

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart. Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor’s sake. Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.———-Hanna Senesh She died for Israel This is the story of Hanna Senesh, a…

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Why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must die

  The trial finished up last week of the one surviving Jihadist bomber in Boston, the jury coming in with guilty  on all thirty counts. All that is left now is to decide his punishment. Because this is a federal court he could get the death penalty. Massachusetts has no death penalty so if he…

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Iran bullying the United States

  Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, appearing on the John Batchelor radio show out of the New York City on April 17, talked about Iran and its bullying the United States by its  actions in the face of a coming nuclear deal in June of this…

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A Nazi invasion of Palestine, 1942

  What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Palestine in World War II? They came close, so close that preparations had to be made to defend the Yishuv (community) in Palestine. This is how it happened. When Italy entered World War II on the side of Germany in June of 1940 they attacked…

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Review: “Exodus” the 1960 film

  The 1960 film production of “Exodus,” directed by Otto Preminger was a watershed in the film industry and gave an information starved American public a glossy, star studded, if Israeli centric account of the Jewish struggle to remove the British from Palestine. Based on the book by the same name by Leon Uris, it…

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Review: Genesis, 1948: The first Arab Israeli war

Israel’s War of Independence, the eighteen month conflict it fought against the Arabs from 1947-1949, has been told hundreds of times in tens of styles and themes. Many histories on the war itself, the battles, the social history with the populations being forced to leave their homes on both sides, and the social and political…

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American nurse rescued from IS, Mosul underground, and IS general killed

Three significant events took place this week in and around battlefield Iraq. American nurse rescued from IS In what was termed extra medical training, an American nurse was taken by IS to Rakkah in Syria against her will. As sources explained to me she was kidnapped because Daesh wanted “to train her at the Islamic…

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The Princes of Islam

Coalition forces led by the Americans and the Obama administration miss opportunity after opportunity to weaken and degrade the enemy. And, apparently they missed a big one this time. As the battle in Takrit appears to be heating up (although I don’t know what the Iranians are waiting for) The Islamic State is moving VIPs…

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