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Jan 30 Comments

Israel Changes Your Life

Israel Changes Your Life

By Brynn Day Two years ago on January 18th, I became the 18th person to join a tour of Israel led by my mom Tani Zarelli. Being in Israel is awe inspiring, seeing Israel through my mothers eyes and through the lives of the Jewish people is life altering. I just didn’t realize how significant that […]

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Sep 3 Comments

The IDF is Born ~ The Finale

The IDF is Born ~ The Finale

Mimi was discharged in May ’49 officially by Yigal Alon, when the Jewish Agency took over these activities officially and all the fighting organizations became one under the banner of the IDF- Israel Defense Forces. She rejoined her kibbutz, Ein Hachoresh. She married Bollek Ben Yaacov, an ex partisan. She was in charge of the […]

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Sep 3 Comments

Black Shabbat ~ Mimi’s Escapes Continue

Black Shabbat ~ Mimi’s Escapes Continue

In 1946 on the Shabbat of 29th June, thousands of political and fighting Jews were caught by the British in a massive raid. This followed the sabotaging in one night of all the bridges connecting Palestine to her neighboring countries by the Hagannah and the Palmach and other underground groups (Lechi, Etzel). The Palmach headquarters […]

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Sep 3 Comments

W.W.ll Begins ~ Mimi’s Story continues

W.W.ll Begins ~ Mimi’s Story continues

In 1939 W.W. II broke out. After the British initial loss in Torbruk and El Alamein, the British forces in Palestine were pressed by the Jewish leaders in Palestine to create a Jewish fighting unit. This was due to the fear that Germans and Italians would take over the Suez Canal and invade Palestine. The […]

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Jul 21 1 comment

Introducing Miriam (Mimi) Salzman

Introducing Miriam (Mimi) Salzman

Over the years, I have made many friends in Israel.   I am always amazed to hear their stories of growing up in Israel and how their families came to the land.  This last year,  my dear friend Ariel Salzman took me and my guests to the Palmach Museum in Israel.   While there,  Ariel […]

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Jul 8 Comments

Provoking Your Enemy

Provoking Your Enemy

As I write this blog, my soul is deeply grieved and there is also a strong frustration. For many years, I have had the privilege of living a life inside politics.  This has afforded me the opportunity to meet many different people and organizations.  While attending some of their conferences, luncheons, dinners as a guest […]

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May 17 Comments

They Say Ignorance Is Bliss

They Say Ignorance Is Bliss

Is ignorance truly bliss? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary the word "ignorance" is defined as: the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness. On May 14, 2012 I attended a discussion given by Erick Stakelbeck host of Stakelbeck on Terror. This discussion was hosted but Josh Ahrens of CUFI on Campus, a Christian organization led by students on University and College campuses around the United States. It was held at Portland State University. I attended this event because I know Erick Stakelbeck and have hosted him on conference calls to discuss terrorism in the US. I know him to be an extremely knowledgeable person when it comes to the terrorist threat in our country.

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May 14 Comments

Hearing The Echoes of 1967

Hearing The Echoes of 1967

A recent speech given by Israeli counterterroism expert on Yom Ya Zicharon (the official memorial service for israel’s fallen) in Johannesburg, South Africa By Marc Kahlberg Mr. Ambassador, Chief Rabbi, Chairman of the Zionist Federation Honored Guests and Friends. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a special Memorial Day address this time last year […]

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Apr 19 1 comment

An American Women in Israel ~ Remembering the Shoah

An American Women in Israel ~ Remembering the Shoah

  You might ask, what is the Shoah?  It is the term many in Israel use instead of Holocaust.  Shoa means “great calamity or disaster”.  Holocaust means, “sacrificial burnt offering”.  It was a great disaster when 6 million innocent lives were brutally taken. It was a great calamity for those who survived, and yet a […]

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Mar 27 Comments

An American Woman in Israel ~ Touring with the Taylor’s & Ariel

An American Woman in Israel ~ Touring with the Taylor’s & Ariel

Today, was a wonderful day of touring with Doug, Stacey & Kaleb Taylor.  The first stop was the Palmach Museum, where my dear friend Arial was waiting for us.  The Palmach first originated from the Haganah, then all the first military groups became what is now the Israel Defense Force ( IDF) after Israel became […]

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