War with Hezbollah

Blogging the War: The “Next” War

August 18, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Thursday, August 17, 2006. The link is here.Ceasefire brings temporary calm as Israel, U.S. prepare for next conflict.     With a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah still holding, however tentatively, and Israelis returning to their homes in the north, the politicians and historians are already hard at […]

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Blogging the War: “Survivor Day” – Camping in Israel is No Reality Show

August 14, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Sunday, August 13, 2006. The link is here. Parenting is never easy…even more so when you’re dealing with comforting your child during a missile attack.  It was supposed to be the highlight of camp: “Survivor Day.” Inspired by the TV show of the same name, the campers arose […]

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Blogging the War: War Without Miracles

August 11, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Thursday, August 10, 2006. The link is here.Where are the miracles of Entebbe and the Six Day War in the current conflict with Hezbollah?   After 29 days of fighting, Israel is slowly winning the war against Hezbollah. There’s still a lot of work to be done and […]

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“Blogging the War” eBook

August 7, 2006

Interest has been so high in my “Blogging the War” posts that I’ve put together an eBook that I’m making available at no cost. Simply right click on the file you see below under “Attachments” called “This Normal Life – Blogging the War” and choose “Save Link As…” (in Firefox) or “Save Target As…” (in […]

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Blogging the War: Too Close for Comfort

August 7, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Sunday, August 6, 2006. The link is here. Missile lands ten minutes from my daughter’s camp. Last week I wrote that my 12-year-old daughter, Merav, was scheduled to depart for two weeks of camp at Kibbutz Shluchot, just south of the town of Bet Shean in the northern […]

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Blogging the War: Israel-Hezbollah War Given Jewish Historical Name

August 4, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Thursday, August 3, 2006. The link is here.Will the now “official” name of the war stick?     Last week, I suggested several possible names for the war in which Israel is currently embroiled with Hezbollah in the north. Those included the ironic “War of Disillusionment” and “The […]

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Blogging the War: Double Standards

August 2, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Tuesday, August 1, 2006. The link is here.Will Qana tragedy be the turning point for the war?   If there were ever a need to provide further fuel for America’s favorite diplomatic past-time, France-bashing, the French Foreign Minister served it up it in spades on Monday. Speaking during […]

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Blogging the War: Battle with Hezbollah a “War Game” for U.S.?

July 31, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Sunday, July 30, 2006. The link is here.Does the war in the north serve U.S. strategic goals?   Why is the U.S. giving Israel so much leeway in its war against Hezbollah? Why hasn’t Condoleezza Rice been pressing for a ceasefire sooner than today’s call, which only followed […]

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Blogging the War: Camping…with Katyushas

July 28, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Thursday, July 27, 2006. The link is here. Does living a normal life including sending your child closer to the border? For weeks, 12-year-old Merav has been buzzing about summer camp. On Friday, she heads off for her first overnight camping experience – two weeks at the “Kayitz […]

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Blogging the War: Naming the War

July 26, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Tuesday, July 25, 2006. The link is here.Is it too early to give the war in the north a formal name?     What should we call this war? Thus far, we’ve been using fairly generic names, like the “War with Hezbollah” or the “War in the North.” […]

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