Israel Diplomacy – Election polls

Israel a small nation of no more than 10 million people in a world of much larger nations considers diplomacy of utmost importance to its existence. It is faced with a crisis concerning relations with its neighboring states Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria about the future of a Palestinian state.  It has also danger from Iran who is interested in being the major power in the Middle East when it will complete its project to make nuclear weapons. The world is seeking a peaceful solution to the Middle East crisis, stabilization of the region. America has interest in maintaining peaceful relations with Israel and in stabilization of the region.

Holiday of Purim Celebrated in Israel and the Jewish World

Judaism is the biblical religion of the Jewish people which is based on the teachings of the Bible the Old Testament which were given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai. In Jewish tradition there are three major holidays Passover, Sukkot and Shevuot. Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery to King Pharoah in Egypt. Sukkot commemorates the period of forty years after Passover in which the Jews lived in the Wilderness of Sinai on the way to the land of Israel. Shavuot which means weeks commemorates the period of time of seven weeks between Passover and the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.

Israel Discovers Miracle Cure for Healing Severe Cases of Corona

Israel is in the middle of an outbreak of Corona virus which has grown rapidly in the country due to the British, South African, and Brazilian mutations. Despite a lockdown for four weeks, the number of daily infections has almost seen almost no change. Unlike previous lockdowns, the third lockdown has almost been unsuccessful to reduce the percentages of infection. Even after administrating over 3 million vaccinations primarily to those in immediate danger from Corona, the mortality rate continues to be the highest in Israel Corona history. Hospitalizations are continuing almost without reduction, severe cases and those on ventilators.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day – A Letter to Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by urging people to keep a close watch on distorted ideologies. He said, “To remember is an expression of humanity. To remember is a sign of civility. To remember is a condition for better future for peace and fraternity.“

Impatience, Anxiety, Poverty Cause Riots During Corona Pandemic

As lockdowns spread out throughout the world they bring with them sometimes violent response. Such is the case in many places in the world where there are demonstrations against the leadership of their nation.

In Israel this week in the city of Bnei Brak the police cracked down on Ultra-Orthodox religious offenders of Corona lockdown restriction which brought violent response. The Ministry of Health in Israel has given orders that all schools should be closed. Public Gatherings inside allow only five people and outside 10 people. The religious communities throughout Israel consider sacred their organized communal prayers and education for the youth. In the last lockdown before the winter season it was easier to organize learning and prayer outside in the open air where there is less danger of spreading infection.

Jewish People in the Spotlight

The Jewish world is filled with diversity.  In Israel the nation is divided into many coalitions each coalition represents another approach toward Jewish life. Likud the largest party in Israel in which Netanyahu is the leader represents a portion of the Israeli Jews estimated to be 30 mandates out of 120 mandates of the entire Knesset. This is only one quarter of the Jewish nation. Likud is called center right party. The right side besides Likud consists of religious Zionists and Ultra- Orthodox Zionists.  Likud is not a religious party but accepting the authenticity and importance of Judaism.

Chassidic Rabbi in Los Angeles Heals From Corona with Cocktail of Doctor Zelenko

California especially Los Angeles is being hit hard by Corona Pandemic. A Chassidic Rabbi in the Heart of Los Angeles the Jewish religious neighborhood of LaBrea in a short speech spoke about Corona which infected many people from his congregation including himself. On Friday before the Sabbath he received a telephone call that one or more of his congregants had tested positive for Corona. The Rabbi was forced to close his synagogue on that Sabbath. He himself tested for Corona and received a positive response.

Israel and World Diplomats React to Capital Hill Violence

American adversaries and allies shook their head in dismay at the assault on the heart of US democracy. Many foreign leaders noted the importance of American’s role as a nation of self-rule by a free population urging a rapid return to stability. Several place the blame on President Trump. Others placed the blame on the news media, fake news during the Trump Administration before the Corona Pandemic which created doubts in the minds of Americans that justice was being upheld.

Trump is not the Messiah – He made a good try

President Trump began his term as President with the highest Messianic ideals. He hoped that the strength of America could unite whole with freedom and democracy. He fought against liberal socialism which polluted the essence of freedom and democracy to permit abortions without limit, sex relationships not procreative, and anarchy in the name of freedom. With the strength of a powerful America he was able to bring together opposite sides of national religions Islam and Judaism.

Israel Suspicious of Erdogan’s Motives for Alliance

Israel is uncomfortable with Turkey’s motive for an alliance. This was revealed by a high-ranking Israeli diplomat who spoke to the Jerusalem Post this week. According to the official, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants closer economic ties between his country and Israel while maintaining a host of connections that are problematic for Israel and its allies.

Hanukah and Christmas

The Jewish people are now ending the celebration of Hanukah.  Christmas will begin next week. On the holiday of Hanukah the Jewish people light a candelabra called a Menorah of eight candles. The first night they light one candle and add a candle each night until the eighth day. Two blessings are recited when lighting the candles. The first blessing is proclaiming that the holiday of Hanukah is a commandment from God to the Jewish people. The second blessing is proclaiming that God did a great miracle to our forefathers at the time of the second temple in Jerusalem.

Israel Peace Extends Outward to Morocco

President Trump announced that Israel and Morocco will normalize relations. Both countries will open in Tel Aviv and Rabat.  Morocco will grant overflights and direct flights to and from Israel. The U.S. will recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Sahara.

The deal was brokered with the help of America making Morocco the fourth Arab country to set aside hostilities to Israel and normalize relations. The border conflict which Morocco had for decades with Algeria over Sahara, America agreed to recognize the sovereignty of Morocco which helped bring Morocco and Israel together. Trump sealed the agreement on Thursday with a telephone call with Moroccan King Mohammed VI. The agreement further enhances Israel security while creating opportunities for Morocco to improve their economy and the lives of their people.

Coronavirus — Israel Prepares for Vaccines by December 27

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the first vaccines against the coronavirus will be given in Israel on December 27. He said he wants to be first in Israel to receive the vaccine, and Israel will be able to vaccinate 60,000 people a day. Yuli Edelstein, Minister of Health, said that the goal is that every citizen who wishes can be vaccinated.

Iran: Fakhrizadeh Killed by Intelligent Machine Gun

The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards says that the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the country’s main nuclear physicist, was carried out remotely with a machine gun equipped with “an intelligent satellite-controlled system.” Iran had previously claimed that Fakhrizadeh was the victim of a “complex” operation using “completely new” technology. 

Assassination of Fakhrizadeh Fuel for Anti-Semitism

Iran is blaming the State of Israel for assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, their Chief of Staff in production of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.  Israel has in the past been accused of targeting killings. The second suspect for the assassination is the United States under the leadership of President Trump. The week before the assassination Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Saudi to meet Mike Pompeo and the Prince of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of their meeting the danger of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons to the stabilization of the Middle East which has already begun with the Abraham Accords.