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The Avi Biebers, Hananel Dayans You don’t Hear About …

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Commentary; There are undoubtedly many more Bieber, Dayan-like stories which regarding the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif and the Shomron which have not yet surfaced. Here’s one thanks to Naomi Ragen; The Taxi Driver, by Naomi Ragen Excerpts; “I worked for the Ministry of Defense. I was a security guard.” We spoke a little […]

Sgt. Hananel Dayan Stripped of Award and Discharged from IDF: Apparently, Not Shaking Commander’s Hand = Disloyalty, Disobediance …

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Update: Soldier Who Snubbed Halutz Stripped of Award and Discharged For context, click here . Full Text; Staff Sergeant Hananel (Meged) Dayan received the award during an Independence Day ceremony on Wednesday and was tried Thursday. He first appeared before his IDF Regiment Commander, who said he understood Dayan’s actions but that according to military […]

The Sgt. Dayan Case: IDF Degrading Due to Rejecting, De-Humanizing its Best Soldiers and Recruits, the Religious?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Our World: The IDF’s Suicide Attempt, by Caroline Glick Excerpts; … The IDF’s treatment of Dayan; its new recruitment guidelines and Halutz’s anti-religious rhetoric reveal a dangerous politicization of the IDF. It seems that today, with Hamas now in charge of the Palestinian Authority and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz now […]

Guess What: Barak, Not Shimshon Battalion, Politicized IDF!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Commentary: Many of you may wonder why this blog has been silent for awhile, aside from the weekly Parsha HaShevua. Frankly, it’s been a case of basically the same recurrent news, day after day. How many times and in how many different ways can one comment on the same news, again and again with only […]

Out-of-Court Settlement Turns Tables on IDF Manpower Chief General Elazar Stern

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

. Commentary: In May, 2008, IDF Sgt. Hananel Dayan found himself expelled from the IDF for his failure to shake the hand of then Chief of Staff Dan Halutz during a ceremony honoring 120 outstanding IDF soldiers, of which Dayan was one. Dayan opted-out of shaking Halutz’s hand as his (Dayan’s) family was among the […]

Parsha Shelach 5767: Moshe’s Blessing to Yehoshua — Paradigm of a Real Jewish Leader

Monday, June 4th, 2007

By Moshe Burt Prior to the Miraglim setting out on their mission to Eretz Yisrael, Moshe Rabbeinu prayed for Hoshea, that he should gain the strength, conviction and principle to stand against the false testimony of the other spies and to eventually lead B’nei Yisrael. Moshe blessed him before the mission and changed his name […]

Parsha Pinchas 5766: On Zealousness, On Courage: What is and What’s Not…

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Parsha Pinchas 5766: On Zealousness, On Courage: What is and What’s Not… By Moshe Burt We learn about the root for the momentus event of Pinchas’ zealous act against Zimri and Kosbi from an obscure posuk in Parsha Ki Tisa. “Vet Aaron v’et banav timshach v’kiddashtah otam l’Cohen Li” — Hashem tells Moshe Rabbeinu; “You […]

Nadia Matar ‘Freedom of Speech’ Trial Begins …

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Nadia Matar ‘Insult Trial’ Begins For context, click here and here Excerpts; Matar is charged with violating a law that prohibits Israeli citizens from insulting public officials, a move that her lawyer, Yoram Sheftel, said was indicative of the double standard applied to the right and left political spectrums in Israel. “Just this week the […]

Parsha Shelach 5766: Qualities of a Real Jewish Leader — Revisited …

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Parsha Shelach 5766: Qualities of a Real Jewish Leader — Revisited by Moshe Burt Prior to the Miraglim setting out on their mission to Eretz Yisrael, Moshe Rabbeinu prayed for Hoshea, that he should gain the strength, conviction and principle to stand against the false testimony of the other spies and to eventually lead B’nei […]

Olmert’s Arguments for “Convergence”: Demographics, Existential Threat, “Settlements Create Friction with the Palestinians”: Bogus Myths As Israel Loses Frustrated Important Friends …

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

I Give Up on Israel, by Joseph Farah Excerpts; I am through defending Israel – at least the regime currently in power in Jerusalem, this useless coalition seemingly hell-bent on committing national suicide. Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a man I once considered, like his predecessor, Ariel Sharon, a reasonable, rational, level-headed defender […]