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Food Pantries Food Security

Yesterday’s Thinking Won’t Solve Today’s Problems

I had a meeting today with a ranking member of the New York’s organizations dealing with hunger and food security. It was enlightening; a bit scary, but helpful in understanding the needs and the way in which those needs are being met, or not. To be fair, there are a lot of people who care. […]

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Israel

Lebanon, Hezbullah = Gaza, Hamas; Lebanon, Hezbullah = Gaza, Hamas; Lebanon, Hezbullah = Gaza, Hamas

Have we just witnessed history repeating itself?  Did Israel back down without achieving any goal more significant than destruction of infrastructure?  Israel seems to have pulled its forces away from Gaza and ended its operation against Hamas as a nod to the new American President.  Yet, time can only tell what the net results of […]

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Food Pantries Food Security Israel

It’s all about the food: Food Security in the New Economy

Food security and the need to feed people today are important as food is becoming harder for some to obtain.

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Israel

The Problem Even with Jewish Coverage of Israel in Gaza… Israel in General

Atlantic Monthly writer Jeffrey Goldberg penned an op-ed in the NY Times yesterday that pretty much sums up the Arab Israel conflict in a way that too many peace seeking anti-Israel leftists often miss.  In his travails through Hamas territory, Goldberg elicited the most honest interviews with Hamas leaders.  The outcome: Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and […]

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Israel

Carter, at it again…

When I wrote this piece on the findings of that objective James Carter/James Baker study on how Israel is the root of all of the world’s problems, I erred in positioning it as a “Final Opportunity” for Jimmy.  My hope that his senility would kick in and prevent any more idiocy from pouring out of […]

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Career and choices Choices Christian Zionism Evangelsim

More than a name, or face in the crowd

After 18 years in direct PR one way or another, it is time for a change.

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Career and choices Christian Zionism Israel Juda Engelmayer Judasim

Getting the kids back to Israel

WHAT ISRAEL needs is a new approach. One that will keep it important – central – to the lives and hearts of people around the world, living in an ever more secularized and assimilated society. Many young Israelis themselves, tired of living in a perpetual state of war and with internal religious struggles, no longer feel the Zionism of their elders.

Daunting questions stemming from as far back as Sabra and Shatila haunt Israelis. They continue with failed terrorist assassination attempts, bad press in Jenin, as well as in Gaza and Amona, the Second Lebanon War fiasco, and then the countless, pointless and absolutely heartbreaking collection of corruption stories on every level of Israel’s government and of every variety, from money to sex. Israel was supposed to be the savior of the Jewish people and the return to Zion that God promised in the Bible. Yet Jews are debating whether Israel today is that redemption from Diaspora. How to improve Israel’s image? The simple solution for now is better public relations.