April 18, 2021

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How Ezra the Great fed the poor of Aley

November 6, 2020 Ian

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/11/how-ezra-great-fed-poor-of-aley.htmlOnly the walls of the synagogue in Aley, in the Shouf mountains of Lebanon, survived the 1975 Civil War, but it remains a monument to the philanthropy of Ezra Anzarut, who built it. So generous […]

11/05 Links Pt2: The Guardian newspaper goes full Electronic Intifada; Trump’s legacy is guaranteed regardless of election outcome; Israel’s Bobsled Athletes Aim to Go Where No Israeli Has Gone Before

November 5, 2020 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2020/11/1105-links-pt2-guardian-newspaper-goes.htmlFrom Ian: David Collier: The Guardian newspaper goes full Electronic Intifada The Guardian just ran an article that could have been penned by activists at the propaganda rag Electronic Intifada. The piece heartbreakingly describes 41 […]

11/05 Links Pt1: A New Understanding Dawns in the Middle East; Israeli Minister Warns Potential Biden Policy Change on Iran Could Lead to War; Blaming the victim: Theo van Gogh, and the end of Free Speech

November 5, 2020 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2020/11/1105-links-pt1-new-understanding-dawns.htmlFrom Ian: A New Understanding Dawns in the Middle East In the aftermath of the new peace treaties between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan, important Arab public figures – from political officials to […]

Book review: who colonised whom and when will we care?

November 5, 2020 Ian

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/11/nina-lichtenstein-is-independent.htmlNina Lichtenstein is an independent scholar and author of Sephardic Women’s Voices. Here she reviews Uprooted by Lyn Julius in Sephardic Horizons (Fall, 2020). The Jewish exodus from Muslim lands  and the flight of Palestinian […]

11/04 Links Pt1: Micahel Oren: A fateful election for Israel; Europe battles Islamists, Jews remain canary in the coal mine; France’s War on Islamism Isn’t Populism. It’s Reality.

November 4, 2020 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2020/11/1104-links-pt1-micahel-oren-fateful.htmlFrom Ian: Micahel Oren: A fateful election for Israel Nevertheless, a Biden administration would challenge Israel on two core issues: The first is a diplomatic process that would see the government shirk US President Donald […]

How Arabic-speaking Israelis are building bridges

November 4, 2020 Ian

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/11/how-arabic-speaking-israelis-are.htmlIn the wake of the Abraham Accords and intense interest among Arabs in Israeli life, a group of  Arabic teachers and speakers in Israel is building bridgewith the Arab world. Makor Rishon has the story:   […]

11/03 Links Pt2: Caroline Glick: The isolated American Jews; Oslo peace accords architect resigns as think tank CEO over Epstein link; Bari Weiss Addresses the UN Watch 2020 Online Gala

November 3, 2020 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2020/11/1103-links-pt2-caroline-glick-isolated.htmlFrom Ian: Caroline Glick: The isolated American Jews British Jewry abandoned Labour in droves and devoted their communal efforts to calling out and fighting anti-Semitism in the Labour Party after Corbyn first won the leadership […]

11/03 Links Pt1: 4 killed in Vienna ‘Islamist terror attack’; Jewish institutions to remain shut; All of Israel is “Palestine” in Fatah message; Malawi to move embassy to Jerusalem

November 3, 2020 Ian

http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2020/11/1103-links-pt1-4-killed-in-vienna.htmlFrom Ian: 4 killed in Vienna ‘Islamist terror attack’; Jewish institutions to remain shut Austrian security forces were carrying out a massive manhunt Tuesday for at least one attacker still on the run, a day […]

Remembering the beggars of Casablanca

November 3, 2020 Ian

http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.com/2020/11/remembering-beggars-of-casablanca.htmlThe vast majority of Jews in Morocco were poor and lived in the Jewish quarters of Moroccan cities. Casablanca was no exception. Bob Oré Bitbol recalls the scene in the Mellah. Here is an extract […]

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