Author Archives: wizardofil

Paris and Jerusalem- we are one

If Israelis were prone to saying “I told you so”, just about now we would be calling on the leaders of France to exercise restraint in the face of the horrific terror attacks which took place there on Friday night. We would also call on both sides to refrain from violence and to immediately sit […]

Israel is under fire

As I write these words, numerous ambulance and police sirens sound once again outside my window in Jerusalem. It seems like the sirens haven’t stopped in over a week. I don’t know what the rest of the world is hearing about the situation in Israel. I haven’t been following the international press. It’s hard enough […]

Thou shalt not commit murder

Over the past week, we marked two important Jewish dates. On Sunday, we mourned Tish’a Be’av, the ninth of the Jewish month of Av, on which the two Jewish Temples were destroyed, the first by the Babylonian Empire in 586 BCE and the second by the Roman Empire in 70 CE. On Thursday, we marked […]

This week on FB- IRAN – July 21st

This week, the main topic is Iran, Iran and again, Iran. And some more Iran. The United States signed a ridiculous agreement with Iran, in which they basically capitulated to all of Iran’s demands, removed sanctions and paved the way for the most dangerous country in the world to acquire the means for destroying the […]

This week on FB- July 13th (double feature)

The discussion these days is about the nuclear deal with Iran. I don’t think it needs explaining that any deal that allows Iran even the slightest chance of acquiring a nuclear weapon is seriously bad. This is the regime that has outwardly declared that it would wipe Israel of the Earth, and is also directing […]

This week on FB page- June 30th (Double feature)

I’m calling this week’s post a double feature because due to army reserve duty last week, I didn’t have time to post last week’s post. Yes, here in Israel we have army reserve duty. Army service is mandatory for all high school graduates (with some exceptions)- three years for boys, two for girls. After that, […]

This week on FB- June 15th 2015

The big scandal of the past few days has been the question of whether or not the Israeli government should be funding cultural events even though they go against the core principles of the country. Education Minister Naftali Bennet removed a play from the list of plays subsidized by the Ministry for showing to schools, […]