Balak: The Blessing of Isolation for Israel

  Balak: The Blessing of Isolation for Israel   By Ariel Natan Pasko   “Hen Am L’Vadad Y’Shkone…” (from the root BaDaD*). “Behold, it is a nation that shall dwell alone, and not be reckoned among the nations.” *More on this later. And so, Balaam’s attempted curse comes out of his foul mouth, as one […]

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Shir HaMa’alot: 15 Steps to Extending Israeli Sovereignty to Judea and Samaria

Shir HaMa’alot: 15 Steps to Extending Israeli Sovereignty to Judea and Samaria   By Ariel Natan Pasko There’s been a lot of talk lately about extending Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria, talk long winded, but short on practical policy ideas. In honor of Jerusalem Day, celebrating the miraculous victory in the 1967 Six-Day War, […]

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Behar-Bechukotai: Jews living outside Eretz Yisrael?

  Behar-Bechukotai: Jews living outside Eretz Yisrael?   By Ariel Natan Pasko   This past Shabbat’s Torah reading, Behar-Bechukotai, has three major concepts, that relate directly to events of the day, and without delving deeper into them, they might be completely missed. PM Netanyahu in forming his new government coalition, has conditioned participation on full […]

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Jewish Settlers for Sanders, Go Bernie Go!

  Jewish Settlers for Sanders, Go Bernie Go!   By Ariel Natan Pasko   I’ve heard “some people” talk about starting a “Jewish Settlers for Bernie” or “Settlers for Sanders” group in Israel. All those Jewish American citizens living in Judea and Samaria and elsewhere in Israel (according to the Palestinians, all Jews in Israel […]

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Only The Likud Can… Sell-Out

  Only The Likud Can… Sell-Out   Ariel Natan Pasko   “Rok HaLikud Y’Chol – Only the Likud can…” a campaign song and slogan that’s seeped into the Israeli body politic for years, like a taste-less, odor-less, toxic pathogen. “Only the Likud can…” give away the Sinai. “Only the Likud can…” go to Madrid (the […]

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Bo: Leave My Land Alone

  Bo: Leave My Land Alone   By Ariel Natan Pasko   So Benny Netanyahu and Benny Gantz (its all about the Benjamins), went to Pharaoh Trump and demanded in the name of God, leave My Land alone… Or, did they? God has a sense of humor. He’s throwing this at Israel, at a time […]

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