Warning of instability ahead; Fatah congress commences

Warning of instability ahead; Fatah congress commences

Military intelligence head warns of instability in West Bank, possible wave of terror – The Times of Israel 28.11.16 Maj-Gen Herzl Halevi says power struggle in PA over Abbas successor will lead to ‘challenging reality’ in 2017. And see: The Democratic and Republican...
Fires ignite both incitement and cooperation in Israel

Fires ignite both incitement and cooperation in Israel

To date arson was said proved for 17 of about 110 fires in Israel (by the Defence Minister), or not proved at all yet but suspected for 25 out of a total of 1,773 fires (according to the Firefighters Authority), with no evidence of national organisation. Multiple...
Jamaica’s Jews hold on

Jamaica’s Jews hold on

Remnants of Jamaica’s Jews hold a heritage full of firsts – Julie Masis – The Times of Israel 28.11.16 From artists to newspapermen, the early Jewish community on the Caribbean island set many precedents — before being decimated by assimilation,...
A horse walks into (an Israeli) bar

A horse walks into (an Israeli) bar

David Grossman: ‘You have to act against the gravity of grief – to decide you won’t fall’ – Jonathan Freedland – The Guardian 26.11.16 The Israeli author on his comedic novel, family tragedy and reading in a war zone. And see: The dissenting patriot May 28, 2016 David...