Here are the Blogs in the Nidra Poller category.
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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blog preview image by Nidra Poller The sun is shining, the air is sweet and breezy, the birds are chirping and the jacandas are ablaze in purple blossoms. I'm like a restless pupil in summertime, looking out the window and aching to run out of the classroom and dive into glorious nature. Far away in Paris, François ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 12:35 PM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 20 April 2017
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blog preview image by Nidra Poller The outstretched hand The hagadah that is read during the pesach [Passover] seder is an intensely concentrated treatise on the subject of freedom. Something similar is happening in France today. The issues are dramatized by reality, realities that were deliberately kept out ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2017 5:33 AM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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blog preview image Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin reviews my book in Family Security Matters: Troubled Dawn of the 21st Century: A Chronicle By Nidra Poller Authorship International, 2017 374 pps. Available at amazon.com Kindle and paperback In Paris at Shir Hadash bookstore  rue des Hospitalières St. Gervais ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 10:57 AM by Nidra Poller
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Friday, 7 April 2017
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blog preview image by Nidra Poller Part I is here. The Interior Minister sniffles, Valls gives Macron a peck on the cheek, France 2 throws Fillon into the lion's den, a book spills the beans on Hollande... And: whither the Jewish vote Sniffles The last time we saw acting Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2017 1:32 PM by Nidra Poller
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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blog preview image by Nidra Poller Why should you be interested in the French presidential campaign? Because it might as well be going on next door to you. We are facing the same major challenges in a similar state of confusion. The differences are circumstantial, the stakes are the same. Life, liberty and the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 5:21 AM by Nidra Poller
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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blog preview image by Nidra Poller TROUBLED DAWN OF THE 21st CENTURY BUY NOW IN KINDLE OR PAPERBACK “…a new world order is taking shape before our eyes. Will it be a world faithful to democratic values, and huddled under the umbrella of American military might, or a world delivered up to the logic of blackmail: ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 8:50 AM by Nidra Poller
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Sunday, 19 February 2017
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blog preview image by Nidra Poller [The women’s march  excerpts] The self-appointed female nation, outraged by the words and deeds of the new president, took to the streets on the 21st of January, the day after the inauguration. Protestors marched in a compact mass estimated at 700,000 to a million in Washington ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2017 12:31 PM by Nidra Poller
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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blog preview image by Nidra Poller Given a choice, monsieur the diplomat, between two International Peace Conferences-Kazakhstan for Syria or Paris for the Middle East- which would you prefer? Would you like to plough your brain trying to sort out the Islamist rebels from the plain Islamists, finding someone less ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 10:38 AM by Nidra Poller
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016
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by Nidra Poller UNSC Resolution 2334 stinks to high heaven but don't count on me to belabor the obvious: the stab-in-the- back American abstention is confirmation of Obama's real intentions, and the dastardly resolution won't help the peace process. Pouah! Old news worn to the bone. 2334 is tailored ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/28/2016 5:29 AM by Nidra Poller
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016
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by Nidra Poller The life of Chaolin Zhang, an unassuming 49 year-old dressmaker and father of two, was stomped out on a sidewalk in Aubervilliers on the 12th of August, for no reason. One assault among so many, nothing out of the ordinary for the thugs that have been targeting Chinese people in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/26/2016 12:54 PM by Nidra Poller
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Friday, 2 September 2016
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by Nidra Poller How did a burkini ban imposed in more than 30 seaside municipalities become the center of international scorn? France, reeling in the aftermath of allahu akhbar mass murders, suddenly becomes the bad guy? Videos, some of them staged provocations, of innocent Islamically dressed women, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2016 5:25 AM by Nidra Poller
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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{Author’s adaptation of the original French version} by Nidra Poller Paris 19 July 2016 It may not be crafted by the media that encourage it, it’s not the fault of the kind souls that pour out their hearts in flowers and candles at each mass murder, but together they compose a distressing symbolic ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 2:29 PM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 2 June 2016
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According to the calendar established by the Nuit Debout [standing up all night] movement, today would be the 78th of May; the world began on the 31st of March when protestors against a lukewarm labor reform bill set up shop at Place de la République to formulate a new world. Labor reform is a sure ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/02/2016 6:26 AM by Nidra Poller
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Sunday, 22 November 2015
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blog preview image Paris 20-21 November 2015 Friday: Steady cold rain is falling as the truth starts to sink in. Rain extinguishes the memorial candles and flattens the bouquets in front of the grieving restaurants and the horrified Bataclan and piled in terraces around the Marianne at Place de la République. The streets ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/22/2015 5:20 AM by Nidra Poller
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
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It is like the death of a loved one. The death of our city that we love despite its failings, misdeeds, and particular misbehavior that I have been chronicling over the past fifteen years. A city is more than its current events. And today the heart of our city is broken. We do not have the fibre of ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2015 4:45 AM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 13 August 2015
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Checkpoint at the entrance to Tel Aviv sur Seine photo by Jiro Mochizuki Ah ha ha, I’m chortling. Or maybe it’s better to imagine airy bell-like laughter, something silky and lacy. Ah ha ha, I’m laughing. The Big Bad Wolf said I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll… give an interview to a journalist. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/13/2015 2:42 PM by Nidra Poller
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015
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It’s the 14th edition of Paris Plages, a charming operation that transforms the banks of the Seine, from the Quai du Louvre all the way to rue de Crimée, into a summer playground. From mid-July to mid-August the quais are dressed up as sandy “beaches” with deck chairs, picnic tables, fun & games, rental ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2015 6:13 PM by Nidra Poller
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Monday, 20 July 2015
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[my translation of the original French version published in mid-June http://frblogs.timesofisrael.com/orange-amer-orange-pressee/ ]. Nidra Poller The right word would be hazukashi, Japanese for “shame,” which means admitting you were wrong and making sincere amends. Sad to say, but “avoir honte,” being ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2015 6:00 PM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 19 February 2015
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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was on official business in Morocco when informed of the jihad attack against a free speech meeting in Copenhagen. He immediately flew to Denmark where he joined his personal friend François Zimeray, French ambassador to Denmark. Zimeray, who attended the “Art, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2015 7:50 AM by Nidra Poller
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Paris 20 January 2015 Nidra Poller PROLOGUE to an in-depth article to appear in the February issue of NER  [Three messages sent to close friends in response to hasty conclusions …] Message N°1   January 12, 2015 I am certainly not gushing. The Arab” spring” showed its face immediately. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2015 4:02 PM by Nidra Poller
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Sunday, 11 January 2015
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blog preview image January 11, 2015 Nidra Poller The latest estimate is 1.5 million marching in Paris today. We have never seen anything like it. It’s 5:20 PM as I start to write and the Place de la République is still filled with an overflow crowd that will probably never get to follow the route to the official ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2015 11:15 AM by Nidra Poller
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Friday, 9 January 2015
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12 DEAD, 20 WOUNDED Paris, 8 January 2015 Nidra Poller   Clash of civilizations, star wars, the big bang, a certain idea of France was murdered in cold blood on January 7th. An allahu akhbar commando stormed into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, executed twelve people, wounded another twenty; ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/09/2015 5:08 AM by Nidra Poller
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