By Ernie Moore on Monday, September 24, 2018

We have been on an extended sabbatical as some of you know. Health issues; but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Now we are on the mend and ready to share with you some of the events, people and politics of the Middle East, with the spotlight on Israel, as well as some commentary on other parts of the world as events draw our attention.

In Israel, Bibi is still the PM. The longest serving in Israel’s modern history. He has the confidence of the voting majority because they know that he works very hard to keep the nation safe.

Bibi and Trump have this in common...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, June 08, 2018
A Palestinian youth uses a slingshot to hurl stones at Israeli forces during clashes near the border with Israel, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 8, 2018. (Said Khatib/AFP)

You won’t see this on the evening news.

Note the headband. Hamas, the puppet of Iran in Gaza. It always amazed me that the terrorists are willing to sacrifice their people for a headline.

That headline is that Israel is a monster and killing “innocents” at the fence that separates Israel from Gaza. Of course the fence is the first barrier to protect the civilians who live and farm scant distances away.

We have visit the kibbutzim and seen the horrible damage that Hamas rockets do when they explode in and near the homes, schools and playgrounds. Little children...
By Ernie Moore on Tuesday, May 29, 2018


By Ernie Moore on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

There have been some interesting events in Israel recently and in Gaza.


Perhaps the most exciting event in Israel is the opening of the moved United States’ Embassy.

On a hillside in south Jerusalem is the location of the latest US Consulate. It resides next to the Ramat Rachael Kibbutz, in Arnona.


There are actually two consulates in Jerusalem. One is located on Agron Street, near the Leonardo Hotel (the old Sheraton), and across the street from Independence Park.

The other is, as we said, in Arnona, and with some adjustments, is the location of the Embassy, which has been moved from Tel Aviv.


The current site is really a stop-gap situation until more new construction is completed.

A friend recently asked me if the move was a good thing. Like almost everything, that depends on your perspective.


Israelis, left and right-leaning are excited about the new situation.

President Donald Trump issued the...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, December 16, 2016

Facebook has been filled with photos and video of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu beside an Israeli Air Force officer as they apply an Israel Star to the fuselage of a shiny new F-35 fighter. Two of fifty destined for Israel arrived this week, just before Bibi went to visit Azerbaijan.

It won’t hurt his creds any that he now has two jets capable of sneaking into Iran should the need arrive. Of course there will be weeks of training for the crews, technicians, etc. before the stealth fighters...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, December 12, 2016

Amona’s entrance.

“On Monday evening, opposition leader Isaac Herzog warned it sets the stage for nothing less than “national suicide,” while Jewish Home head Naftali Bennett championed it as paving the path to expanding Israeli sovereignty into the West Bank.” (Times of Israel)

The so called Regulation Bill isn’t law – yet – and not in any final form, but it is already getting lots of hearts hopeful and some more than a little resentful.

It’s all about Israel annexing...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, December 02, 2016

With the look of an angry raptor, retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn has been one of my favorites in the military intelligence community for a long time. His last job was as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. President Obama broomed him because he wouldn’t toe the mark like so many of the current Pentagon brass.

As some of our readers know, who also read our Jake Crabtree series of adventure novels, Jake and his...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, November 28, 2016

On this map of Lebanon, we’ll point out a couple of areas of general interest to you.

In the lower part is the Litani River. When Israel went into Lebanon in the early 1980s and left a few years later, the agreement was that from the river south was to belong to the Christian Lebanese. The idea being that they were allied to Israel and would protect Israel’s northern border.

That did not happen, Hezbollah moving into...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I remember standing in line at the grocery store in Jerusalem while a man tried to pay for his groceries. He went through no less than ten credit cards before he found one with enough on it to pay the twenty dollars or so necessary.

As anyone who lives in Jerusalem, or about anywhere in Israel, for that matter, can tell you, most Israelis live on massive credit. And when it comes to cash, that is another slap in the face....
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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