Category Archives: Operation Pillar of Defense

The Drones Done Did It

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 […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Eight: Hey, Let’s Talk About That Massacre in Gaza

Tweet A few years ago, I was approached by an independent producer who wanted to hire me to write a script. In truth, the producer was an amateur, someone with no credits. But he had lots of enthusiasm and claimed to have money in place to develop a script. I sat down for lunch with […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Seven: Hey, Maybe the Ethnic Cleansing of Jews from Gaza Wasn’t Such a Bright Idea

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 […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Six: A Decisive Conclusion is Necessary

Tweet “Our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave… Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims.” “With their money, they [the Jews] took control of the world media, news agencies, the press, publishing houses, broadcasting stations, and others. With their money they […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Five: Hey, I’ve Seen This Movie Before

Tweet Eight years ago, in conversation with a wild-eyed Israeli-American member of Peace Now who was forcefully advocating for the expulsion of some 8,000 Jews from Gaza, I argued that: 1. Jews have the right to live anywhere, Brooklyn, London, Paris, Cairo, Damascus, Oslo, and yes, Gaza. Once you agree that, for the sake of, […]

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Operation Pillar of Defense: Massacre in the City of Angels

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 — […]

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Operation Amud Anan AKA Pillar of Defense

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 […]

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    Michael Medved: "Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: "The War Against Judaism on the University Campus." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
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    Joel B. Pollak: "The Mainstream Media's Betrayal of Israel." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 15MB)
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