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Sunday Aug 24, 2014
     By Maurice Ostroff    President Obama's use of the acronym ISIL rather than the more common term ISIS for the Islamic terror group that’s grabbed world attention, is significant.  ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria whose aim is to build a caliphate consisting mainly of Syria and Iraq whereas ISIL correctly defines the terror group's wider aims that extend to the Levant. Hence ISIL...
Sunday Jul 27, 2014
  I found the following letter so realistically descriptive of civilian life in Israel under fire that I couldn't resist publishing it on my blog. Aviation lawyer, Charles Abelsohn is a Truth be Told (TbT) stalwart and founder member Maurice Ostroff A Friday night meal in Israel By Charles Abelsohn  Last Friday night, I returned from synagogue in Israel, sat down for the main meal of the week, our Shabbat meal, made Kiddush, the...
Monday Jul 21, 2014
By Maurice Ostroff  The demand by Hamas that the blockade be lifted before even negotiating a ceasefire leads straight to the IMPORTANT question about its purpose. Was the blockade imposed because of the rockets or did rocket fire start because of the blockade?   The answer will surprise many, including the BBC, France 24 and other influential mainstream media as well as politicians and journalists with short memories. When Israel...
Tuesday Jun 03, 2014
    Dear Caroline Glick,   It is with diffidence that I venture to criticize the award-winning erudite and widely read Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post.    Much as I appreciate your very cogent analyses of Israeli politics, I have difficulty with some of what I consider to be your counterproductive content. I hope you will forgive me for being as frank in this piece, as you are with others...
Thursday Apr 03, 2014
  The heroic search for evidence of the missing aircraft under extremely difficult conditions in an area reported to have spanned, at one stage, nearly 3 million square  miles is reminiscent of the WW2 search for German submarine U Boats which sank 3,500 commercial vessels and 175 warships in the Battle of the Atlantic. Churchill's unforgettable tribute to the RAF pilots who successfully fought the Battle of Britain...

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