A Divine Blessing

By Ari Bussel

“The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” Psalms 29:11

Israelis, is seems, need a lot of strength. Fatah and Hamas, two names for the same ill, have reconciled their “differences.” I would be hard-pressed to find any such differences, as in essence they both strive to eliminate the Jews from the Jewish homeland and to erase any historical connection thereof.

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Israel’s New and Improved Ancient War Cry

By Norma Zager

“And the Walls Came a Tumbling Down…” from the story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho.

In Ari’s last Postcard he discussed the new war facing Israel, coming battles that will require new methods, new strategies and new weapons for Israel’s survival.

This is all true were it not for one small caveat: Israel must return to its ancient battle strategy to defeat its enemies, or it will be lost forever.

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A Simple Explanation of Generations

By Ari Bussel

How is this war different from all other wars, one asks. Israel has endured battles before, from its infancy as a modern country and repeatedly throughout its youth and adolescence. 1948. 1956. 1967. 1973. 1982. 2006.

The last 18 years have seen a different type of war, one no less cruel, but seemingly more “understandable.” This is the period following the Oslo Accords, years of falling into the most sophisticated trap possible: our own mind playing against us. It is a trap from which we must escape and free ourselves, against all odds and our own inclination to believe the soothing words of deceit and make-believe.

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Jewish Wisdom

By Ari Bussel

A journalist looks around and beyond reporting asks himself: What is it that I do not see? Who is not here who should be? Why is something done in a certain manner and not another?

An analyst looks at commonalities, trends and correlations. Since forecasting is an art, and given that one usually fails in forecasts since one often bases them on past behavior, analysts restrict themselves to providing a set of scenarios, from the probable to the less likely. The choice between the different scenarios is left for decision makers.

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