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HOWARD EPSTEIN – ISRAEL LETTER Jan. 23, 2022

HOWARD EPSTEIN – ISRAEL LETTER Jan. 23, 2022 Last week, in my spoof predictions for 2022, I referred to the 125 UN member states who voted to fund an on-going enquiry into “Israeli war crimes”. This week, I take a rather more serious and critical vi

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Howard Epstein – ISRAEL LETTER – MY PREDICTIONS FOR 2022

Howard Epstein – ISRAEL LETTER – MY PREDICTIONS FOR 2022 January In an unprecedented universal pang of guilt (and because they want unlimited supplies of a so-far-unnamed Israeli Covid-beating drug), 125 states who voted at the UN just before Chri

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HOWARD EPSTEIN – ISRAEL LETTER – THEIR LOSS IS ISRAEL’S GAIN

HOWARD EPSTEIN – ISRAEL LETTER – THEIR LOSS IS ISRAEL’S GAIN Last Sunday, the Israeli Immigration Minister announced that 27,000 new immigrants will have made Israel their home during 2021. This represents an increase of some 23% over the pr

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HOWARD EPSTEIN’S LETTER FROM ISRAEL OUR SPIES IN THEIR MIDST

HOWARD EPSTEIN’S LETTER FROM ISRAEL  OUR SPIES IN THEIR MIDST Imagine a darkened stage, suddenly illuminated with three pools of light. Now the audience sees the same number of actors, two men, and a woman. Thus opens Michael Frayn’s 1988 play ‘Cop

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HOWARD EPSTEIN – THE PALESTINIANS SAY ALL OR NOTHING – AGAIN!

HOWARD EPSTEIN – THE PALESTINIANS SAY ALL OR NOTHING – AGAIN! Monday the 29th November, a portentous date for Jews and more especially for Israelis. On that date in 1947, the United Nations General Assembly voted by 33 to 13 (with 10 abstentio

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HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – Giving Iran Repeated Nudges

HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – Giving Iran Repeated Nudges Messages, messages. The past week was one of messages, sent out by Israel to friends and foes. A rare daylight airstrike against weapons caches around Damascus of Hezbollah and

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Russia and Jews

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Russia and Jews If there is one bilateral relationship that Jews have had to endure, rather than enjoy, over the centuries, it has been that with the Russians. In 1827, Nicholas I proclaimed his Statute on Conscr

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HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Abraham Accords and Beyond

HOWARD EPSTEIN – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Abraham Accords and Beyond Last week the Israeli newspapers were as exercised as the British about the threats to Taiwan, aka the Republic of China, from its somewhat larger neighbour, the People’s Republic of Chin

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – Israeli Arabs

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – Israeli Arabs Last week, in case there were readers who had been unaware, I dwelt upon the huge contribution to Israeli society of its Moroccan community. This week, having just returned from a couple of days

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Morocco

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: Morocco In Israel last weekend, it was announced that Defence Minister Benny Gantz is planning to visit Morocco to sign cooperation deals to develop for them a drone industry. Morocco is, of course a long way fro

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL Oct. 2021

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL Oct. 2021 As we, in Israel, gladly received evidence last weekend that we are (so far as the presently known variants of Covid are concerned) almost certainly over the worst, we now have a new worry: the Squad. As

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL Sept. 2021

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL Sept. 2021 What images should Kol Nidrei, the eve of Yom Kippur, conjure up? A fleeting, wistful image of apple dipped in honey. Pomegranates? Preparing to bestow forgiveness on those who might have slighted us in

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL BRING ON THE LADIES

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL BRING ON THE LADIES Amongst all the news – or noise – about satisfying Hamas over how much money they should be provided with by Qatar in order not to go to war with Israel once more – after only two mon

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: GYMNASTICS AND CONTORTIONS

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: GYMNASTICS AND CONTORTIONS There cannot be many in Israel – other than within Bnei Brak and the Meah Shearim, perhaps – whose chest did not swell with pride last weekend at the brilliant achievement of Linoy

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – 30 JULY 2021

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – 30 JULY 2021 Prince Charles – now there’s an opening to this Letter for you – in an interview with Sky News in November 2015, suggested that the Syrian Civil War, was caused by a long drought tha

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – “The Day of Our Fatal Divisiveness”: REFLECTIONS ON TISHA B’AV

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – “The Day of Our Fatal Divisiveness”: REFLECTIONS ON TISHA B’AV On Tisha b’Av, that might justifiably be subtitled: “The Day of Our Fatal Divisiveness”, we in Israel are all too aware of the

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Howard Epstein – Letter From Israel July, 2021

Howard Epstein – Letter From Israel July 2021 Having written this Letter for over two months with barely, if ever, a remark about my adoptive country that was less than flattering, not to say adulatory, my final comment last week was that I would re

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Howard Epstein – A LESS COSMETIC USE FOR THE LASER

Howard Epstein – A LESS COSMETIC USE FOR THE LASER Masks are back! Yet the most doubly–vaccinated country (excluding places like The Falklands and Gibraltar) is not expecting another Covid wave. Israeli health experts consider two Pfizer shots to

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IN THE KNESSET

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL: A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IN THE KNESSET You do not need me to tell you that Israel has a new prime minister and that this is the first time that those words have been written since January 2009. Since then, Israel

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – THE ENIGMATIC NATION

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – THE ENIGMATIC NATION As the political corpus of Binyamin Netanyahu appears to be entering its final death throes – I have been on the cusp of reporting on the post-Bibi age for a month now – hi

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Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – TRAUMA IN THE AFTERMATH

Howard Epstein – LETTER FROM ISRAEL – TRAUMA IN THE AFTERMATH As life in Israel settles back towards what was normal over fifteen months ago, with restaurants bustling, people in the streets without masks and no risk of an air raid siren pierc

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“He Said Not to Tell Anyone”: How Trump Kept Tabs on Jeffrey Epstein

In the months before he ran for president, Donald Trump was in conversation with National Enquirer owner David Pecker about his old acquaintance, Jeffrey Epstein, and how his sexual abuse scandal might affect the Clintons.