The Israel Kurdistan Connection

When Bibi Netanyahu stated in June of 2014 that the Kurds "are a fighting people that has proved its political commitment, political moderation, and deserves political independence," it surprised very few o...

Israel Behind the News [11.29.2015]

Here are some of the leading headlines today in Israel: Netanyahu announces plans to resume work on Jewish State Law PM denies plan to transfer 2,500 acres to Palestinians No need for West Bank invasion...

Jihad and the Darkside

Shai and I discuss the current security changes in Judea and Samaria.  At the heart of the security situation is the fact that the government is not ready to fight Jihad at its core and that is with expelling those who are pushing violence. We also cover th...

The Last War

In today's podcast we cover what I call the Last War.  Yesterday's and today's news headlines are rife with speculation that Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet changed the nature of the Syrian conflict. ...

Jews Check the “Other” Box

The age old “struggle” many Jews undergo when marking their ethnicity on application forms is actually one of major significance. But prior to understanding the ramifications of clarifying our identity before t...

The Nation of our Fathers

What is a nation?  According to the Oxford Dictionary a nation is: "a large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language inhabiting a particular state or territory."  Currently, due to...

Ishmael’s World of Chaos

A darkness has descended upon the World.  We have been here before. Mayhem, destruction, and terror are all too familiar to us. The War has spread now from the frontlines in Israel to the entire World.  There i...

The Army of Jihad Has Arrived

Since the attacks in Paris, much of the Western World has begun to realize that a great war has been underway and they were sleeping through it. This war between the Liberal West and Radical Islam is like no other war the World has experienced. It is not fou...

“And Yaakov Left…”

I have been searching the words to write this piece much of last night.  I still have not found them, but I promised myself I would write something. And yet how could one be expected to make sense of a father a...

Recycling bottles to redeem Jerusalem

Originally published on HaKol HaYehudi. Aryeh Blumberg gathers bottles for recycling and donates the money to buy homes in Jerusalem. Aryeh Blumberg lives in Maale Adumim and works as a plumber. In recent years Blumberg has also begun collecting bottles for ...

Obama and His Plan to Islamify Jerusalem

There is nothing more central as a focal point to Jews and Christians than the Temple Mount.  It is the place where Jews pray towards three times a day.  The Temple Mount is the site where the first and second ...

The Jerusalem Light Rail: A Train to Nowhere

When the light rail was completed in Jerusalem, it was hailed as a new future for the city.  The theory led to policy, and the policy created a dogma to go along with it. The train represents, for the Jerusalem...

Restoring the Old

There are times when you are expecting the future to arrive at some point and there are other times when the future becomes the present, when time catches up to you.  Today was one of those moments when past, present, and future combined into a unitary continu...