The Ninth Day of Av, Guide for the Perplexed

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” 1. Remembrance breeds deliverance, while forgetfulness feeds oblivion. According to a legend, Napoleon heard lamentations emanating from a synagogue, while walking one night in the streets of Paris. When told that the wailing commemorated the 586 BCE destruction of the First Jewish Temple in Jerusalem…

French Consul ‘too vague’ on issue of legitimizing Arab terrorism

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, JPost— Failure by the French Consul to condemn Palestinian calls for terrorists to be released from jail endangers Israeli lives by legitimizing terror as a weapon in the Israeli-Arab conflict, an NGO told The Jerusalem Post. French Consul-General, René Troccaz, recently met with PLO Executive Committee Secretary and Chief Negotiator Saeb…