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Be Prepared! Earthquake to Nuclear Bomb!

I always try to nap for a while after the kids get back from school, with varying degrees of success. I’ve developed some tactics for getting my nap time. Basically, you have to make sure the kids are well fed, … Continue reading

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Three Years without Contact

Gilad Shalit is a huge topic in Israel, and today we mark three years since he was taken hostage by Hamas. Now, I do realize we have thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons, but there are some major … Continue reading

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Kids, When You Hear the Siren

Good thing I remembered it this morning! Well, my Mom had to ring me and remind me, really. There’s a national drill today – something at a scale I don’t remember ever being done before. They’re going to sound the … Continue reading

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Is the War in Gaza Over?

So, Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire and Hamas grumbled along about halting their own activities for a week (why just a week, I wonder, but with these guys, even a week comes as a pleasant surprise). I really hope Hamas … Continue reading

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Guess What this Post is About – Gaza Again

Lisa Goldman wrote a great post about the situation here. Lisa is an Israeli who strongly opposes to the war. She mentioned many Israeli bloggers who share her views, and was kind enough (I think?)  to mention my blog, along … Continue reading

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How to End the War in Gaza

I’m writing this post, partly in response to some comments which I received. First, I wish to address the touching comments, some with links to horrendous videos depicting the plight of the people of Gaza. Not a day or an … Continue reading

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Ground Attack on Gaza

Started a few hours ago. Watching the constant stream of news was a bit too stressful for me, being as IsraeliDad is there. So instead, I went to watch last night’s episode of the Israeli version of Survivor. I figured … Continue reading

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Rockets – Get them Live on the Radio!

As of this hour, my favorite radio station is broadcasting rocket launch warnings live. They don’t actually sound the siren, just the DJ breaking into songs announcing in a stern voice: “Right now, sirens are operated in the town of … Continue reading

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Why The War on Gaza

I’ve seen some posts on blogs and forums that continue to blame Israel for the current outbreak of violence (or let’s call it by the name the Israeli media uses: the Gaza War). I consider myself very left-wing when it … Continue reading

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Gaza Woes

If you’re keeping up with the news, you know by now that this probably won’t be a short operation. Of course, a lot depends on factors outside of Israel’s control. For example, here’s a scenario for bringing a quick ending … Continue reading

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