Gaza War 2014

Gaza War Diary Th.-Fri. Aug. 11-12, 2016

August 11th, 2016 by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

As a very long time Woman-in-Green, I’ve joined the Annual Tisha Be’Av Walk around Jerusalem’s Old City Walls for almost the 22 years since they inaugurated it…And I planned to do it again tomorrow night.

However, Thursday night I joined my family to celebrate one of my grandsons’ 8th birthday by touring the Kotel Minarot: the Tunnel along the Western Wall’s extension underground. It was truly inspiring but, also exhausting. The last time I saw the Kotel’s Tunnel was some 15 years ago shortly after they were first opened to the public.

So, that was this year’s Tisha Be’Av commemoration for me. I hope to still join the Women-in-Green for the reading of Eicha on the ground at Gan Hatzmaut: Independence Park at 9:30 pm. Hearing & joining the chanting of Eicha by some wonderful Torah readers has always been inspiring & uplifting. I shall wear my original floppy green hat for the occasion.

Come join & also walk the Walk. It is truly thrilling to see the whole wall surrounding the ancient Old City with some thousands of joyous Jews. We sit on the ground in the sorrow of the destruction of the 2 Temples from the Temple Mount to read Eicha & we rise up in joy to encircle the... Read More

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Gaza War Diary 1 Mon-Tue. Aug. 8-16, 2016 Day 771-779 12:30pm

August 8th, 2016 by Gail Winston


Photo Pulitzer Prize winner


Gail Winston Gaza War Diary 1 Mon-Tue. Aug. 8-16, 2016 Day 771-779 12:30pm 1 Dear Family & Friends, My articles covering a week below include #1-15 about Tisha Be’Av…#16-21 about Amona & Gush Katif – with pictures! The photo above shows the desperate Jewish courage of one young woman against a stupid government decision to destroy Jewish homes to appease Arab, Muslim & world opinions that land for peace brings peace – for them. The destruction of Amona was vicious & violent. 7000 Soldiers & police came in with their very big horses [according to Wikipedia]. Other photos of that day show MK Effi Eitam being treated by the paramedics with blood dripping down his face after being trampled by the huge horses. The saga of Amona goes on & on. Amona is remembered – especially on Tisha Be’Av… because this is also the 11th year anniversary of the equally vicious demolition & deportation of 10,000 Jews from their homes in the abundant, self-sustaining 21 villages in the Gush Katif enclave plus 4 from the Northern Shomron. All their homes, gardens, businesses, farms, schools, kindergartens, their Synagogues & even their... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Sun-Mon. Aug. 7-9, 2016 Day 770-772 [Sent Aug. 20 1 am] 1

August 7th, 2016 by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Life is beautiful here. We can feel the season begin to change soon after the Summer Soltice as Fall begins creeping in. Monday morning the air seemed to be silvery green right after sunrise. Tonight the new moon is a silvery crescent.

Now we give you today’s news & commentary:

All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Savta Raba x 2/Mom

Our Website:

1.PM reaffirms alliance with US, rebukes Obama’s Iran deal remarks


2.Corrupting Effects Very Bad Deal With Iran by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld

2A. 180 Gush Katif Families Still without Permanent Housing

3.The truth about humanitarian aid

4.Should America Remain Globally Engaged?

5.Is Israel’s US Ambassador Serious? by Martin Sherman

6.The Israeli Army’s Moral Dilemma

7.Palestinians: The “Country” Where Crime Is an Official Job

8.Lebanese Olympic team ‘racist, anti-Semitic’ for humiliating Israelis, says minister

9.Don’t let them silence us by Oded Shalev

10.Jihad Center Launches New ‘Terror Jihad Reader Series,’ Lays Bare The True Nature & Danger Of Islamic State


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Gaza War Diary Wed-Fri. July 20-29, 2016 Day 751-760

July 29th, 2016 by Gail Winston

Dry Bones by Ya’acov Kirschen “Balancing Act”

When I started drawing the Dry Bones cartoons, way back in January of 1973, the accepted wisdom was that the future for a democratic Middle East was tied to the fortunes of Christian Lebanon, the secular government of Muslim Turkey, and the Jewish State of Israel. We assumed that the three would eventually transform the entire area. The accepted wisdom was wrong.

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The accepted wisdom now would be that the United States and the Western democracies would spring to support Israel, their last hope for a real democracy in the Middle East. Once again, the accepted wisdom is wrong.


Gail Winston Gaza War Diary Wed-Fri. July 20-29, 2016 Day 751-760 [Now August 5, 2016 Day 768] Shabbat Shalom & Chodesh Tov 6:30pm 9

Dear Family & Friends,

Sorry I haven’t been on line for a couple of weeks. My computer was attacked by “Ransomware” which, IF you open one of their files, it encrypts them til they’re useless. [You will not be attacked by this from my sends.] That computer is now being re-worked with new hard drive, etc. I’m trying to bring my... Read More

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Israel Resource Review: UNRWA – by David Bedein – 7/29/16

July 29th, 2016 by Gail Winston

The City of Hebron

From: Gail Winston Author of Gaza War Diaries August 2, 2016

An important Policy Presentation was offered at the Knesset on July 19 about UNRWA, the United Nations Relief Works Association – for journalists & diplomats. Herein is summary. Please go to the Website of Israel Resource Review for the You-Tubes of the films**:

I have worked with David Bedein since the mid 1980s. He has often attempted to present the truth of today’s ongoing Arab/Israel conflict to the unsuspecting world. With his current work, making films within the heart of UNRWA, filming the children who are being brainwashed to hate & kill Jews from their tender childhood, he has achieved the almost impossible…to convincingly tell us the truths about the Muslim incitement causing today’s vicious Terrorism.

If you can send this on to your lists & ask them to send it to theirs…perhaps it will ‘go viral’ as it is said in today’s Internet Universe. If enough influential people begin to perceive these truths, maybe we can survive today’s tsunami of vicious hate.

All the very best, Gail Winston From my laptop.

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Gaza War Diary July 26-Aug. 7, 2016 Day 770

July 26th, 2016 by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

I’m late! My computer has been down for 6 weeks. I gave my computer over to my service provider/administrator who gave me a new hard drive – virtually a new computer – & I am downloading all my Emails & photos as we speak.

I will try to catch you up with the news.

All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Savta Raba x 2/Mom

Our Website is still clicking:

1.Potential flaws of the US defense aid package By Yoram Ettinger Aug.2. 2016 2.Middle East, Israel, Egypt & the Palestinian issue by Yoram Ettinger 7/15/16 3. Arab Outraged as Peter Beinart, US Jewish Activists, Occupy ‘His’ Land. 4.Peter Beinart joins US Jews for civil rights-style protest in West Bank 5.New Study: Alarming Spike in Campus Anti-Semitism in 2016 6.TEN FICTIONS PAWNED AS FACTS by  Ardie Geldman 7. TEN MORE FICTIONS PAWNED AS FACTS  by  Ardie Geldman Aug. 4, 2016 8.Children given military training in Hamas summer camps 9.Payoffs & Pitfalls if GOP Wins Presidential Elections by Martin Sherman 10.Explaining the US Jewry-Israel rift by Martin Sherman 11.Israel slams UNESCO’s plan to declare Temple Mount ‘Muslim’


1.Potential Flaws of the US-Israel Defense Package By: Yoram Ettinger

The Jewish Press Published: August 3rd, 2016

Israeli... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Sat. nite-Sun. July 9-10, 2016 Day 740-741 12:30am 1

July 9th, 2016 by Gail Winston

We face a virulent & new kind of war.



Gail Winston Gaza War Diary Sat. nite-Sun. July 9-10, 2016 Day 740-741 12:30am 1

Dear Family & Friends,

Please view the lovely dance by Hallel-Yaffa Ariel & the song written to honor her by clicking on the banner photo at the top.

Road construction from Jaffa Gate to Kotel may irreparably damage Old City, lives of residents, longstanding health problems, noise, dirt etc.

Lots of challenges…but, as I said to a security guard who helped me find a building when 2 buildings had same address: “You’re always where you’re supposed to be. Wherever you are, you’re there….&…Nothing ever doesn’t happen for a reason!” And “America is nice place to be – from!” Six really nice Israelis helped me over that hot hour, to find building #6! One’s name was Yisrael!

The moon she is growing & very bright. Have a swell night, a sweet day.

All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Savta Raba x 2/Mom

Our Website:

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Gaza War Diary Shabbat Shalom Fri. July 8, 2016 Day 739 6pm 10

July 8th, 2016 by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Herein is a long research paper which gives the background, maps & current importance of Ma’ale Adumim & E1 to the survival of the Jewish people & the Jewish, democratic State of Israel & her Eternal Capital, Jerusalem. It’s long & authoritative as is – so, I did not include the Footnotes. Go on-line if you need them.

Have a sweet loving Shabbat, wonderful night & day. Hug your kids.

All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Savta Raba x 2/Mom

Our Website:

1.Understanding Israeli Interests in the E1 Area: Contiguity, Security, & Jerusalem by JCPA

2.’Annex communities of greater Jerusalem’

3.Attack victim describes terrorist trying to drag her from her car


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1.Understanding Israeli Interests in the E1 Area: Contiguity, Security, & Jerusalem

STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES: Understanding Israeli Interests in E1 Area: Contiguity, Security & Jerusalem

By Nadav Shragai

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Gaza War Diary Wed. July 6, 2016 Day 737 1am 10

July 6th, 2016 by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Too much rich material to summarize &/or highlight for you & sometimes it’s just too sad & tragic to write about. So, please dig in yourself & analyze these important pieces of news. Think deep thoughts of sorrow; try to evolve some solutions to pass forward & write about. And then have a piece of chocolate to sweeten up your day/night.

Have a sweet night & a great day plus a wonderful Hodesh Tov!

All the very best, Gail/Geula/Savta/Savta Raba x 2/Mom

Our Website:

1.Three soldiers wounded in suspected Gush Etzion terror attack 2.NIS 50 million earmarked for Hebron projects after deadly attacks & EU slams Israel for building plans in E. Jerusalem, West Bank 3.Should people of Israel remain “Jews of Silence” ? Legacy of Elie Wiesel. by David Bedein

4.Israeli sovereignty for Ma’ale Adumim [See my GW Diary Fri. for full report] 5.Danon: European applause killed Hallel-Yaffa Ariel

6.Arlene Kushner “Resilience in the Face of Obscenity” July 3, 2016 7.Dry Bones by Ya’acov Kirschen:“Plague of Islamic Terror”

8.Utterly Unconscionable by Martin Sherman

9.Israeli Foreign Ministry: 40 Dead, More Than 500 Wounded, Since Start of... Read More

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Gaza War Diary Mon. July 4, 2016 Day 735 4am 1

July 4th, 2016 by Gail Winston

Dear Family & Friends,

Note the commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of our 3 boys being kidnapped & murdered which was the catalyst that started the Gaza War. We didn’t fight Hamas because we wanted to revenge our 3 boys. No, I believe that Hamas started rocketing the south of Israel because their “success” of their war crime at killing our 3 innocent boys roused their blood lust. Therefore, you can see why the Gaza War isn’t over. Until they reverse that “blood cult” of their Islamic Jihadism, we cannot put the 2014 Gaza War back into history.

I celebrated the Fourth of July today, by viewing Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Heroes & Remembrance Authority: A Memorial, Museum & Research Institution – with my son-in-law. So much to learn from this visit. For instance, we now have BDS but April 1, 1933 was “Boycott Day” in Hitler’s cruel reign…”Do Not Buy From the Jews”. The words: “Judea Raus” was graffiti on Jewish store windows. (Sound Familiar?) On April 7, 1933 he accelerated his repression of the Jews, including legislating the Law for Presentation of Professional Civil Service, eliminating the Jews from such jobs. September 1935 was the date of the draconian Nuremberg... Read More

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