The Truth about the Temple Mount Crisis and Supporting Israel

Friends, Here’s an idea for all of us over the summer: Buy Israeli products. This is our productive positive answer to those who would rather boycott Israel. Boycott? Nah. I’d rather purchase the excellent Israeli items for sale. So thanks in advance, and we hope you enjoy the companies that we are highlighting for you … Continued

Happy (belated) Fourth of July from Israel!

Friends, Summer is officially here! Fourth of July conjures up grass, picnic baskets, red and white checkers, plastic digging toys and the smell of home cooking. For me, add the salt and wind of a beach and you’ve got a great kickoff to summer vacation, like the good old days. We got out of the … Continued

The Western Wall & Direct Words from Congress

Friends, Allow me to interject some internal Israeli politics into our usual report from here. The raging debate is on the character of prayer at the Kotel, or Western Wall, the closest we Jews can come to open prayer near the remnants of the Temple. Here’s a look inside the discussion of Jewish character and … Continued

These NFL Players were Moved by Jerusalem!

Friends, It’s been a hot week in Israel, and a busy one. NFL fans will be thrilled to know that 18 of the greatest to play the game, including Joe Montana, Roger Staubach, Eric Dickerson and yes, Cleveland’s own legendary Jim Brown, had what their group called a life-changing visit to Israel this week. Heavily … Continued

US Embassy Move to Jerusalem?

Dear all, Just back from a quick two days in DC, packed with friendly meetings and strategy sessions, in the House, Senate and White House. Thanks to all those who took part or made it possible. It is important to note the overwhelming support that there is in ‘all three of those houses’ for two … Continued

Moving Forward!

Dear all, As we put away our Passover dishes and storm the bakeries to buy bread and pasta yet again, it seems like more than seven days have passed. The country has swept away its cobwebs and emerges into a beautiful springtime. And we go back to work, not enslaved like we were in Egypt … Continued

Spring is in the Air!

Dear all, Spring is in the air. As we clean out the cobwebs in our homes and in our hearts, we prepare for the holiday of Passover. Entering Egypt as a large family and exiting as a people once enslaved and now creating a free nation, we have much to be proud. Our belief system … Continued

The Mood in Israel? Concerned with High Expectations

Dear friends, We here in Israel are a bit concerned. We have high expectations from America. We always have, but with the new Administration we’ve come to respect POTUS keeping his word, and sticking to his guns. We know that sometimes this means he will be daring, out-there, edgy.. but that’s ok. Sometimes that’s how … Continued

The Latest from Israel

Dear all, The Israeli Knesset is taking its spring recess next week, so there’s been a flurry of activity trying to get legislation passed through before then – sound familiar? But while the Knesset committees debate how to prevent leaks from their own meetings, the Israeli media is busy with another internal hot potato: a … Continued

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