A Special Week Here in Israel

It’s a special week here in Israel, with Remembrance Day followed by a celebration of our independence, 71 short years ago. Join us in remembering our fallen soldiers and victims of terror, all heroes who gave their lives so that we could live here in peace, security and pride. Then celebrate the founding of our Jewish state, … Continued

Ever have a day like this… ?

… where there just aren’t enough hours in the day, minutes in the hours, time to catch you breath and get everything done? Forgive me for sharing that with you but it’s just one of those weeks… Maybe coming off of the Passover holiday where this country shuts down and no bread is to be found or … Continued

Spring cleaning & nation building

Friends,’Tis the season to be cleaning.. This whole country seems to be airing out its linens, cleaning the cupboards, giving away old clothing – in the name of Passover cleaning, as we are commanded in the Torah. But wait, that’s not cleaning – there’s no bread, or crumbs, or really anything on the biblical to-do … Continued

Election Day, Israel

Dear friends,It’s Election Tuesday here in Israel and tensions run high. Your average voter is thinking about their own well-being, for sure, but the issues here are fundamental and very tangible. Who’s the best leader to ensure security on our borders? What will the right balance be for religious freedoms under the next government? How … Continued

Yes! Israel: Heads of State continue to recognize Israel sovereignty

Dear friends,Last week we thanked the US for doing the right thing – recognizing Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan Heights.Syria certainly has not behaved itself, and your government acknowledged what we’ve known all along – the area must be in Israeli hands in order to promise safety and peace for the residents of Israel and the … Continued

Yes! Israel: Huge Step with the Golan and Words about the Gaza Situation

Friends,Just two weeks ago we were in some of your offices, discussing pending legislation on US recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights. It’s been law in Israel for decades, and now our closest ally concurs. All that’s left, after the thank-yous, is to include the strong, definitive language of the Executive Order and … Continued

Yes! Israel: Congressional Mission Update from Jerusalem

Dear friends,It’s a busy week with our Congressional friends visiting Jerusalem with us. Yes! Israel is proud of our coordinated efforts to share the land and people of Israel. From ancient Hebron to modern urban special forces, rolling green hills of winter (with rain!) to geopolitical briefings in the field…Click here for a short report on … Continued

Visitors and Election Prep

Dear friends,With the Knesset in recess preparing for Israel’s upcoming national election in April, things here are slow politically. Much talk of who’s running in which party, when the primaries are for each, and so on, but not much in the way of legislation or even policy. I guess that’s a good thing and we … Continued

Our turn- Israel’s going to elections

Friends, The world celebrates Christmas and we wish all our friends a very merry holiday season. We hope you are together with loved ones, and that you get a chance – together – to celebrate all that is good in our lives and our world. And may we know how to leave our mark, to … Continued

Special edition: Praying for Shira

Friends, A young woman just buried her baby, a son, four days old. Not just any newborn, but a child born out of terror. His parents, Shira and Amichai, newlyweds all of a year, stood at a bus stop and were picked out and gunned down – for being Jews. Yes, by a palestinian arab, … Continued

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