Israel Trip 2015  (Page 1)

Wounded Syrian on way to Israeli hospital “lynched” by Druze

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 9:00pm 6/23/2015 at 9:00pm

On May 25, 2015, I reported on my visit to Ziv Hospital in Safed (Tsvat), Israel, where people injured in the Syrian conflict were being given medical care, Meet an Israeli Doctor Saving Syrian Lives and Limbs:

Ziv has received...

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Rasmea Odeh’s victims – then and now

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10:00am 6/10/2015 at 10:00am

On a windswept hillside terrace in the massive Har HaMenuchot Cemetery on the western edge of Jerusalem, 1969 terror victims Edward Joffe and Leon (“Arie”) Kanner are buried together, next to Edward’s parents Roslyn and Hyman Joffe.

The cemetery itself reflects the history of the conflict.

Har HaMenuchot was opened in 1951, after Jordanian troops...

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Israel’s Revenge Is That “We Are Still Here”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 9:35am 6/7/2015 at 9:35am

My wife and I are back, after an intense two weeks in Israel.

From the Lebanese to Gaza borders, from the Mediterranean Sea to Judea and Samaria, from the cool evenings of Jerusalem to the heat of the Negev Desert, from an apartment in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of...

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Last Days in The Jerusalem Suburbs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:00am 6/5/2015 at 7:00am

On June 12, 2014, a terror cell affiliated with Hamas kidnapped Naftali Fraenkel (16), Gilad Shaer (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) in the West Bank.

After an intensive hunt and crackdown on Hamas throughout the West Bank, they were found dead. The murderers months later were located and killed by Israeli forces.

Contrary...

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Negev Bedouin problems – real and imagined

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:15am 6/4/2015 at 8:15am

Problems between the Bedouins in the Negev desert area in the south of Israel and the government over redevelopment plans have received a lot of media attention, including at Legal Insurrection:

As with every problem in Israel, there are dozens...

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VIDEO: Israel National Defense Drill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/2/2015 at 4:00pm

On Sunday, May 31, 2015, I reported from Sderot, Israel, on the history of rocket and mortar fire from Gaza, and the extensive preparation of bomb shelters and emergency protocols: Israelis shelter in place near Gaza.

This week Israel is in a nationwide drill, testing sirens that will warn of incoming missiles...

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Israelis shelter in place near Gaza

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:30pm 5/31/2015 at 8:30pm

Our journey off the usual tourist trail through Israel continued today with a visit to border areas near Gaza.

Sderot is famous for being the closest Israeli town to Gaza, and the first and most frequent target. The Sderot Media Center...

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The “Good” Samaritans of Mount Gerizim

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00pm 5/30/2015 at 8:00pm

In 2013, I traveled extensively in Samaria. You can find photos and description of that travel here, To Samaria and back.

On Friday, May 29, 2015, I traveled to Mount Gerizim and the Samaritan community, on a high peak in Samaria.

Mount Gerizim overlooks the city of Nablus...

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Yet another reason to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:30pm 5/29/2015 at 6:30pm

Ah, the beach in Tel Aviv.

The Featured Image shows the view north from in front of my hotel.

There is a huge amount of construction going on up and down the beach — luxury hotels and residence buildings.

The building on the far right in the Featured Image is the U.S. Embassy.

That’s right, the...

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Look who I found

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:00am 5/29/2015 at 7:00am

That’s Legal Insurrection reader Joel E. who lives in a town near Tel Aviv, and reached out to me when he read I was heading for Israel.

The featured image is us at a really good falafel place near the beach.

I also saw Legal Insurrection favorite and sometimes contributor “Anne in Petah...

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Khawaled Village – Bedouin Pride in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:15pm 5/28/2015 at 1:15pm

Continuing on my tour in northern Israel, on May 27, 2015, I visited the Bedouin village of Khawaled led by our guide Hassan Khawaled.

Most of the people in the village have the village name as a last name, or a variant, such as the first Israeli Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi, who...

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Israeli school bus bombing survivor reunites with nurse who saved him – 45 years later

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:00pm 5/26/2015 at 9:00pm

On Tuesday, May 25, 2015, we continued our tour of northern Israel along the Lebanese border, stopping at Moshav Avivim.

While our discovery of a memorial to the victims of the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing and our visit to Ziv Hospital in Safed, and its Syrian patients, were unexpected, our visit to the...

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Meet an Israeli Doctor Saving Syrian Lives and Limbs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 8:30pm 5/25/2015 at 8:30pm

Yesterday I reported on the Haifa Bus 37 suicide bombing in 2003, and how I stumbled on the Memorial during my first full day in Haifa.

Today was a travel day that took us even fur...

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Remembering Haifa Bus 37 Suicide Bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:00pm 5/24/2015 at 8:00pm
http://www.tal-smile.com/BusGalery/index.htm

In Israel, you are never far away from terror or the memory of terror. I learned that by chance tonight.

We arrived in Israel late afternoon yesterday, May 23, 2015.  Today was planned as a rest day to try to adjust to the 7-hour time difference.

From the airport we headed directly...

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Let My Apology Tour To Israel begin

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:15pm 5/19/2015 at 10:15pm

I’m leaving Friday for a two week Apology Tour to Israel. I will deliver the speech referenced in the link, possibly.

I hope I don’t violate the Logan Act.

I’ll start in Haifa and northern Israel, where I’ll be a guest at the University of Haifa Law School and will travel up the...

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My Apology Tour to Israel

http://www.jewocity.com/blog/the-one-middle-eastern-country-where-american-flags-arent-burnt/5059
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:30am 4/1/2015 at 11:30am
http://www.jewocity.com/blog/the-one-middle-eastern-country-where-american-flags-arent-burnt/5059

I just booked my plane tickets to visit Israel in May.

Maybe I’ll call it an Apology Tour.

I’ll let Israelis know that the current administration, with its childish chickens**t taunting treatment of Israel, does not represent the American people, who overwhelmingly support Israel. (Will this violate the Logan Act?)

Fortunately, I have the...

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