Today’s Evil

9 Jan

These last couple of days have been nothing but shocking and downright sad for the Western World. I am referring to the terrible Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, where 12 people were killed by Muslim Terrorists. I have been trying … Read More »

Speak Up And Lead

22 Sep

The last couple of weeks has put me at a loss for words.  We’ve seen American journalists and British aid workers beheaded by ISIL.  We’ve heard about two Bosnian teenage girls joining ISIL and the horror/ confusion from their western … Read More »

Thoughts at 2 AM

19 Jul

My insides are completely twisted.  I am finding myself trying to navigate friendships and the Israeli Palestinian conflict.  The conflict is highly personal for me, I have lots of family who live in Israel and my mother’s family helped build … Read More »

No partner for peace

4 Apr

It is official the peace initiative that was so earnestly restarted with vigor by John Kerry and President Obama has died with a bang.  The Palestinian Authority (PA) signed up to join 15 international treaties and conventions, so Israel rightly … Read More »

What a schlemiel!

29 Nov

Here we are, it is the end of 2013 and it seems some highly critical decisions/ actions our government made have been bungled.  The first is the Affordable Care Act/ site.  Saying that the rollout for enrollment was a … Read More »

Call a spade a bloody shovel

13 Apr

It has been quite sometime since I’ve posted a blog entry.  There’s no excuse for this, as there has been lots to write.  Rather than writing about travel and other events in life, I recently read a very interesting article … Read More »

The reality of the Middle East

16 Sep

I’ve been reading a bunch of articles and seeing a few videos as they relate to the Middle East.  With the impending push by Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen of the Palestinian Authority) requesting statehood at the UN, I wonder … Read More »

What a bunch of turkeys

3 Sep

I don’t normally write political rants on my blog, but I find the latest news (Boston Globe, Reuters and The Telegraph) ridiculous that Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador and is cutting their military agreements with Israel over the recently leaked … Read More »

Israel Defense Forces in Haiti

22 Jan

Susie and I have been following the terrible suffering in Haiti.  We can’t begin to imagine the pain and horrors the people there are experiencing.  They are just unbelievable.  Coupled with the immediate shock of the disaster, we have been … Read More »

A hurricane is approaching

9 Jan

With my travels through Europe and much of the UK, I have been thinking a lot about what I hear on the street. I have been surprised by how many Taxi drivers want to engage in conversation about the US … Read More »