By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Looking more than a little familiar, this photo of a shopper may be coming to your town. Starting out in New York and New Jersey, will the kosher grocery chain open a site near you, in light of the latest “good eating” craze sweeping America?

Osher Ad will be the first Israeli supermarket chain to break into the US market, opening a number of branches in New York and New Jersey areas.

A Brooklyn...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, March 28, 2016
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The relationship between Jordan and Israel has been a hot and cold love affair.

For years before the peace deal was inked, high-ranking officers of the two nations had worked out agreements between themselves for dealing with the common border. They talked on the telephone and met secretly to tamp down any misunderstandings.

Then when peace was established, Jordan talked tough against Israel,...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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Long believed to have been left out of God’s plan when gas and oil was distributed to the Middle East, Israel is now rolling in both.

A Ministry of Energy revision assessment, now says there is potential for 6.6 billion barrels of oil in Israeli waters; Energy Minister Steinitz in Texas to attract energy companies.

Amir Ben David

The Energy Ministry has tripled its estimate of the volume of still-undiscovered natural gas in Israeli waters.

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz,...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, March 21, 2016
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In 1948, the first rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Orenstein shed light on the reality that residents of the Jewish Quarter faced during the siege by Arab forces.

Incidentally, we had a now-deceased very good friend who served as an anti-sniper sniper atop the rooftops during the war. His stories filled many an afternoon as we visited with Joseph Dahan. He was a valiant soldier and lifelong citizen of Jerusalem.

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By Ernie Moore on Friday, March 18, 2016
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Education Minister Naftali Bennett is a rabble rouser – in a good sense. He seems to have a great public relations staff, because he is always making headlines, from running for Prime Minister to speaking about the Year of the Unity of Jerusalem.

Personally we like his politics and his chutzpa. And we love the idea of proclaiming a Year of the Unity of Jerusalem as a school program.

It is good for Israel’s youth to...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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If you have visited almost any shopping mall in the US you have likely seen a kiosk similar to the one above. A loquacious, handsome or pretty young man or woman greets you with an accent, but in English, offers to provide a beauty tip, some examination of your nails, skin, etc. and wants you to buy Dead Sea products.

They are from Israel. We actually like to see them, because it allows us to surprise them with our Hebrew...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, March 14, 2016
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Isaac Herzog is the Zionist Union Party (leftist) in Israel’s opposition in the Knesset. But in a recent speech it seemed almost as if he was trying to build bridged that might lead Prime Minister Netanyahu into a Unity Government. Or maybe not. You decide for yourself.

Here is a report on Herzog’s comments:

Speaking at a cultural event in Ramat Gan, Herzog said that “the public is tired of hearing the radical left...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, March 14, 2016
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Saudi Arabia seems to think because they are the protectors of Mecca that they also can dictate what happens in virtually all of the Middle East. The truth is far removed from that idea.

And, if you have followed our reports over the years, you have learned that like a certain US President, they seem to think that pronouncements are the equivalent of action. That ain’t necessarily so.

So it was interesting to many...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, March 11, 2016
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An interesting piece in the Jerusalem Post took me back to a visit we took to the City of David with a pastor friend and his tour. One of the locales we visited was the City of David, which as you will learn, is not the Old City, but a small area south of the Dung Gate.

Hope you enjoy it:

Earlier this week I took a break and went back in time – at least 3,000 years and a few hundred meters from where, according to tradition, it all began. Jerusalem Post staffers left current affairs,...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, March 09, 2016
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You’re looking at the “no man’s land” between Gaza and Israel. The mount in the center is a lookout post elevated and built by Hamas to better see what the Israelis are up to.

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