Prophecy was Given for Fools

By Ari Bussel

Prophecy, it is said, was given to fools. Allow me then to amuse myself looking at the coming weeks.

The usage of the phrase “9/11” refers in our collective minds to the September 11th, 2001, attacks on the United States. The Twin Towers reduced to shambles in an avalanche of dust particles, a section of an outer ring of the Pentagon on fire and Flight 93 disintegrated into fragments, the memory of American heroes.

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Arab Spring: Coming to Free Jerusalem

By Ari Bussel

Tahrir Square, Egypt. The message this week: Coming to free Jerusalem from the Jews.

Finally, not only a free and independent Palestine is awaiting us in September, but also millions are promising to walk onto the tiny Jewish state, from Egypt in the South, Syria in the North East to possibly Lebanon in the North. For the moment, Jordan’s majority of Palestinians is quiet, but that can change without notice.

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Generalizations, Right and Wrong

By Ari Bussel

If I were to dismiss a truth only because a Reform Rabbi told it, many in the Reform community would be up and arms against what I said. In fact, my own mind, conscience and very being will object to my doing so. I thus try to address the substance, not the speaker.

Rabbi Laura Geller (a woman, thus necessarily part of Reform Judaism) tells us about a congregant who forwarded an email. She does not dismiss the member of her congregation, whom she describes as “a thoughtful person, engaged and passionate about Israel, a person [she] admire[s].”

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Stealing Israeli History

By Ari Bussel

What is the best way to fight Israel? Open its history books and duplicate its struggle for rebirth.

As Israelis distance themselves from their history, and many simply do not know it, its enemies immerse themselves in the wealth of information, in the miracle of rebirth, and try to duplicate it to serve their own agenda.

The results are nothing less than astonishing. Everything seems to be working perfectly. New miracles are suddenly created from nothing.

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A Quick Solution

By Ari Bussel

I did not expect to have the spread of the Palestinian narrative on European and American public opinion resolved so quickly. In an hour, the issue was discussed, a summary issued and Israel resumed its natural cycle.

I received an invitation to attend the Israeli Knesset Committee on Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs meeting discussing the effects of the spread of the Palestinian narrative. I cancelled all my plans for the day, just hours before returning to the USA, and went to Jerusalem.

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A Declaration of War

By Ari Bussel

“To Israel’s enemies I have only one thing to say—HISS OFF!” Norma Zager

When a country’s enemies actively attempt to destroy it by any means possible, would one not expect the country to fight back?

Israel’s track record in that respect is dismal at best. Excuses aside, for eight long years, Israel’s “neighbor” Gaza (today’s Hamastan) was constantly bombarding her towns, cities and agricultural communities with rockets. Israel allowed the barrages to go on and on until finally fed up, at the end of 2008 and beginning of 2009 she embarked on Operation Cast Lead.

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The War for Israel’s Independence

By Ari Bussel

Israel’s enemies are becoming more and more vicious in their attacks. They claim to anyone who would still listen that it is the last attempt to save Israel from herself. To them the Palestinians are the answer, in fact the glorified goal, and cannot do anything wrong; Israel is at fault.

They no longer sound reliable, these “lovers of peace.” Just a few days ago they embarked on a field trip to the Palestinian village where the murderers of the five members of the Fogel Family lived. The brutal murder was a cold, calculated mission by two males, 18 and 19, one a student.

They murdered family members, first two boys, then the parents, then before leaving one decided to go back to grab a gun, probably thinking already about the next mission. The Fogel’s three-month-old girl was crying, so he killed her too. Had he noticed the other two boys, he would have murdered them as well.

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Love has Left the Building

By Norma Zager

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate is an unusual and deadly component in the human psyche. It embeds itself deeply like a tick under the skin. Unless removed it festers and sucks the blood of a victim.

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