Category: Israel, Peace & Reconciliation

Michael Ashley

Be the Hero of Your Own Story

I recently attended Publishers and Writers of Orange County, and boy do I love being around other authors and writers! The cornucopia of the talent combined with the depth of knowledge of the speaker Michael Ashley really caught my attention. Ashley believes “you should be the hero of your own story. Storytelling mastery will shortcut…

Gaza Border Crisis, Pictured: Sarit Khanoukaev, Penny S. Tee, Michal Uziyahu

Gaza Border Crisis: Palestinians Use Children’s Toys for Latest Terror Weapon

I recently attended a Jewish National Fund talk. Why? Because everything they say and do interests me. As you know, my life changed when we had traveled to Israel on a family vacation in July 2014 and found ourselves in the middle of war. It’s the subject of my book, “Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from…

Anna-Marie Abell

Winning Amazon Ads and Book Cover and Title Snafus

I recently attended an informative talk on winning Amazon ads given by Anna-Marie Abell.  Anna-Marie’s credentials are exceptional. Between her being an author, accomplished presenter, marketing and advertising expert, and successful businesswoman, I was very impressed. The cherry on top of the sundae was when I heard the creative title of her book, which put…

Ambassador Aharoni with Penny S. Tee

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Israel’s Foreign Service and Branding Expert Speaks for the Jewish National Fund

Let me start with an aside about which I am honored and excited before I discuss a worthwhile fundraiser I attended for the Jewish National Fund, where Israel’s Ambassador Ido Aharoni was the keynote speaker. Who is a new member of the Jewish National Fund’s Speaker’s Bureau? Penny S. Tee, woohoo! I am thrilled! I…

What President Trump Could Learn from the Legacy of Israel and Britain about the Treatment of Immigrant Children

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tosssed to me…” The Statue of Liberty   Politics are not my thing. But kids are, and these children need to be defended. The shame imposed on our country by Zero…

Flag of Israel

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary with A Celebration of My Own!

Shabbat Shalom, I’m feeling truly blessed. I’m very excited—not only is this Israel’s 70th Anniversary, I just finished my manuscript for my book, “Peace in Israel, A Tale of Terror and Transformation!” That’s my working title and I have been having fun doing polls asking for people’s opinions about my title—feel free to offer yours….

Jewish Students Harassed on U.S. College Campuses in 2018

I’ve written about the growing confrontational climate and anti-Semitism on college campuses before and unfortunately, there’s no good news, it’s still ugly, but having to attend a meeting recently by “Knowledge for College,” preparing our Jewish teens for the anti-Semitism and the intimidation they will face on college campuses rankled my nerves. Where is the…

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