Netofa Winery – the Rhone Ranger of Israel

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I have previously posted about our tasting and dinner last year with Pierre Miodownick and the Netofa Winery. They are two entities that are deeply intertwined with each other essentially Netofa is Pierre. The humorous aspect is that when I think of Pierre, I think of France, Bordeaux, Champagne, maybe Burgundy, but I do not think about Rhone! According to GG, Pierre did make a Rhone wine in the past, a Crozes-Hermitage, but I never tasted it. In a special way, Netofa is Pierre’s entry, on a large scale, into the Rhone and Iberian wine regions of the world, and like most things he makes, they are fantastic!

Once again, it was GG and I making our way to Pierre’s house for a tasting of all the new Netofa wines and to see his beautiful new tasting room that was recently constructed. The wines are still being made at Or Haganuz, all…

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Pro-Palestinian supporters are not pro-anything. They are only anti-Israel

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If proof were ever needed that “pro-Palestinian” activists are not pro-anything, but solely anti-Israel, the latest news out of Syria brings us some glaring evidence.

Yarmouk residents queue for food in devastated neighbourhood after ISIS invasion

ISIS has invaded and taken over the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Syria (really, why are they still refugees nearly 70 years after the fact? Why haven’t they been resettled? But I digress…), in the process beheading some captives and causing the residents to flee – or at least to attempt to flee. This is in addition to years of starvation caused by the siege by Syrian government forces (so much for intra-Arab loyalty and brotherly love), and now the Assad regime actively bombing the camp, civilian “collateral damage” be damned:

U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness said 94 civilians, including 43 women and 20 children, made it out of the…

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