Tweet Tonight begins the last two day of Passover in which the Jewish people celebrate their liberation from Egyptian slavery. The IDF recently published an amazing story about Dina Ovadia, an Egyptian Jew, whose narrative is a modern Passover story. This isn’t Cpl. Dina Ovadia’s first Passover in Israel. Slowly, slowly she seems to be [...]
Tweet One of the up sides of being a religious Zionist is having an excuse to post photos of beautiful Jewish women. From JTA Yityish Aynaw, a former Israeli army officer, became the first Ethiopian-Israeli to win the Miss Israel pageant.
Tweet Commentary has just published a fascinating excerpt from Elliot Abrams’ new book, Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a memoir of his service at the National Security Council from 2001 to 2009. There are several valuable take-a-ways from this excerpt, but for Seraphic Secret, the most important is the author’s [...]
Tweet Wide Angle Shots: American liberal-progressives move to disarm law-abiding American citizens. Barack Obama’s vision of a degraded American military gains traction among the elites. America supports the Muslim Brotherhood, a proudly Jew-hating, America-hating, genocidal-yearning gang of Islamic theocrat fascists. Intertitle: Somebody has to take the lead in the fight against the rising tide of [...]
Tweet It would be a great temptation to use the role of women in the IDF as a template for America’s armed forces — which have been ordered to integrate women into combat units. I think the comparison has notable weaknesses. Israel is a tiny country, the size of New Jersey, with a tiny population. [...]
Tweet In the wake of the atrocity last week at Sandy Hook elementary school, we are, once again, beng lectured by statist utopians that the problem is guns, that America is steeped in a culture of violence, that free citizens need to hand over more control to government agencies. The truths are simple and stark: [...]
Tweet Seraphic Secret has just returned from a four-day trip to Israel, where we attended our niece Ariella’s wedding. We then spent a lovely and peaceful Shabbat with beloved cousins in Mitzpe Netofa, a yishuv in the upper Galilee. We are beyond jet-lagged. In fact, semi-comatose. But before collapsing in a cranky heap, we’d like [...]
Tweet A few days ago, Seraphic Secret recalled a conversation about Gaza with an American-Israeli leftist who supported the expulsion, all in the name of rainbows and unicorns. Of course, it was not only the left who advocated expelling 8,000 Jews from Gaza in a gesture of land for peace. There were those on the [...]
Tweet Update: There are Arab Muslim protests/riots in Egypt, and Judea and Samaria over, ahem, “Palestinian blood.” Let’s see, so far there have been maybe 8 casualties in Gaza. How many were civilians and how many were terrorists is not clear. But over 30,000 people, men, women and children have been murdered in Syria — [...]
Tweet Israel’s current operation against the Islamic terrorists in Gaza — Hamas and affiliates, supported and financed by Iran — has been translated into English as “Operation Pillar of Defense.” This is a poetic translation which fails to convey the true meaning and purpose of Israel’s military operation. The original Hebrew is, עמוד ענן, “Amud [...]
Tweet The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reports that the Obama Administration has sent a secret message to Iran through two European nations that the United States will not back or support an Israeli strike on Iran as long as Iran refrains from attacking U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf. In short, Obama is trying to [...]
Tweet From the IDF blog: Brig. Gen. (res.) Joshua Shani was the lead pilot in Operation Entebbe, flying the first C-130 Hercules cargo plane with the entire rescue force on board. This week, for the 36th anniversary of the rescue operation on July 4th, he agreed to answer a few questions.
Tweet The mainstream media invented a feel-good narrative called The Arab Spring. In this soft-focus tale, a multitude of young, freedom-loving tweeters, fed up with the fossilized Arab regimes, were bravely ushering in Jeffersonian democracy. Seraphic Secret, along with other bloggers and writers who actually understand the Middle East, warned that the aspiring Arab Muslim [...]
Tweet Yamas (Hebrew: יחידת המסתערבים, Yehidat HaMista’arvim) is an undercover special operations unit attached to the Israeli Border Police (Magav). YAMAS is one of the most elite counter-terror units in the world. The primary work of Yamas is intelligence gathering and surveillance in order to target and eliminate mortal threats. The host of the show, [...]
Tweet The Obama White House has been leaking like the Titanic recently. And oddly enough every single leak goes to a single theme: Obama is a steely-eyed warrior who kills jihadists and sets up brilliant cyberwarfare hits. “In Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,” David Sanger, reports that it [...]
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Tweet Several years ago, two Los Angeles synagogues were targeted for terrorist attacks by Islamist inmates of a California prison. Luckily, the murderous plot was thwarted by the authorities. Ever since then, most Los Angeles synagogues, Jewish schools and institutions have hired security guards, installed gates and surveillance systems. I know several well-trained men who [...]
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Tweet Tweet On June 6, 1967, the second day of the Six Day War, a secret unit in Israel, known only as 8200, intercepted and recorded a radiophone conversation between Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser and King Hussein of Jordan. Nasser: Does Britain have aircraft carriers? Note Nasser’s stunning ignorance of British military capabilities. Hussein: [...]
Tweet Let’s all salute Private Esti. I have to tell you, this story has all the ingredients for a delightful screwball comedy. She’s young, she’s beautiful, she’s Jewish and she’s in the army. International supermodel Esti Ginzburg has joined the Israel Defense Forces while still juggling a career as a model and actress. There aren’t [...]