Posts by Lynwood Johnson

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On Israel’s 70th Anniversary

by Lynwood Johnson

We at the Tree of Life Congregation are honored to celebrate with Jewish people here in Scottsdale, across the US, in Israel, and around the world; on the occasion of Israel’s Seventieth Anniversary.  Brett Stephens recently wrote a great opinion piece in the April 20th  NYT on “Jewish Power at 70 Years.”  He intertwines Israel’s […]

Billy Graham — In Memoriam

by Lynwood Johnson

It was October 6, 1973. And just as they done twice before, Israel’s neighboring nations launched a surprise attack, designed once and for all to initially wrestle the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights back into Arab control, with the long-range goal to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. The Jewish nation had experience with […]

The UN and Israel

by Lynwood Johnson

WELL, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? In an unprecedented move, the UN Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion. The US, whose previous vetoes of such resolutions prevented these actions from going through, turned its back on its ally, and abstained from the vote. Surprising? Perhaps. But even more so is the reaction from […]