Two days ago a bill against boycotting Israeli products and services originating from within the ‘territories’ — Judea and Samaria — was passed into law by Israel’s Knesset (Parliament). The new law allows citizens to bring civil suits against persons and organizations that call for economic, cultural, or academic boycotts against Israel, Israeli institutions, or regions under Israeli control. It also prevents the government from doing business with companies that initiate or comply with such boycotts. Anyone who considers himself harmed economically by such a boycott is entitled to sue for civil damages. Israel has no formal constitution. Continue reading “ANTI-BOYCOTT LAW – 13 July 2011”
In recent days there have been interesting items in the news and opinion pages, which we as believers in Israel would do well to heed as realistic attitudes. One is a survey of Israeli young people; the other a couple of paragraphs of an insightful commentary by Caroline Glick. She found it pertinent to express her views about Messianic Jews in her article concerning a Jewish problem.
In an article published April 1 in the online JWR (Jewish World Review), “Jewry’s Jewish Problem”, Caroline Glick, whose commentaries I generally find to be very incisive, makes use of her perception — and that of most Jewish people everywhere — regarding Messianic Jews to make her point. Here is an excerpt from the article: Continue reading “Surveys and Commentary – 5 Apr 2011”