Hand o nkotel by Dinu MandreaIt has been few years now since my first and last visit to Jerusalem. As I sat across the Western Wall on that warm summer evening and watched my  surroundings with mixed emotions, one thing has become clear: This was a special moment in my life, one I would always remember and cherish...

Theodor Herzl"Der Judenstaat"  or "The Jewish State" is a small book published in 1986 in Vienna, Austria. The author of the book was the father of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl. In the book he outlined his reasoning for the need to reestablish the historic Jewish state. This book is still very much relevant today...

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As hundreds of rockets rain on Israeli cities and IDF is trying to pick out the rocket launchers in Gaza we are witnessing the drama that played out many times before. Hamas and other radical groups in Gaza usually come up with some grievance to incite the Palestinians to riot in order to drive their local agendas. This time is no different just more obvious. The spark was the dispute over Sheikh Jarrah, a tiny Jerusalem enclave near the Old City. It has a significance to the religious Jews due to the close proximity to the tomb of Shimon Hatzadik, a High Priest during the Second Temple period. >>>


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Right of Return & a Just Solution

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Kidron Valley

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