Monday, May 6, 2013
I think that this young man tells quite eloquently the level of desire that many youth have to serve their country, and to defend their country.
Here is a picture of Izzy with the (micro?) Tavor :
Monday, November 26, 2012
I've been a tad busy recently what with there being a war in our neighborhood 'n all. That seems to be over for the near future, thankfully, but here is the real secret behind Israel's success. I don't want to sound all 'hippy' and such, but really, without this amazing piece of technology, Israel would have suffered many more fatalities and injuries than it did.
Iron Dome - the video!
|Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets from the Gaza Strip (Photo credit: Israel Defense Forces)|
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Rock Anthem and a bit of bouncing off rocks and stuff!
Oh we love the Maccabeats - I mean, if we were all 14 year old girls.
Happy New year in a variety of languages
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
And may God have mercy on our souls.
- Full-scale Middle East war is 'imminent', warns Israeli general (telegraph.co.uk)
- Ask Turkey about genocide, Kurds (blogs.jta.org)
- U.N. chief urges Turkey, Israel to improve ties - Reuters (news.google.com)
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Its so crazy - it might just work!
- Hamas Slams Ban for Hitting Flottila (israelnationalnews.com)
- Calling Hamas the al Qaeda of Palestine isn't just wrong, it's stupid (oup.com)
- Opinion vs. Fact (pjh95811.wordpress.com)
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Gaza is, we're (un)reliably informed, the world's largest open-air prison. Indeed, in some of the more excitable circles of the anti-Israeli lobby, it's often referred to as a concentration camp; an analogy so obnoxious that it doesn't even merit mention.It is amusing that the BDS'ers have been silent about how Gazans are so happy to have Israeli goods available to them again, after years of being stuck with crap from their fellow Egyptian Arabs.
And in a flyer for a fundraising gig organised by the Irish Anti-War Movement (they're not really anti-war, just anything to do with the Yanks and Israel), they said: "Since the Israeli attack in December 2009, which killed over 1,400, the people of Gaza have been suffering the worst conditions ever. Israel's continuous siege of Gaza and blockade of humanitarian aid makes even the basic necessities such as school material for children, medical supplies etc an impossibility (sic)..."
How terrible. But the Gazans have one thing to look forward to -- they opened a giant, fully stocked shopping mall this week.
And among the delights on offer are, according to its website: "air conditioning, a parking lot, security guards, a full service supermarket and a food court."
It also boasts: "Israeli trousers at reasonable prices."
So, you can hate the evil Zionist pig-dog entity that will soon disappear if Allah has his way (praise be upon him) but, in fairness, the Jews make comfy chinos, so we'll make an exception.
But just this once, mind.
In 1947, Arabs from Palestine who dared break the Arab boycott against Palestinian Jews were subject to firebombs and murders. When will we see calls from some ideological moron from Olympia, WA to punish the Gazans for helping the Israeli economy?
And thus endeth the rant.
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Monday, May 3, 2010
Louis from Pineapple Dance Studios
So now to the title of the blog - Reuters. And Hamas. A lovely couple.
My response to Reuters? - "Distance from bias? Myass"
Hamas was upset at an on-line ad that was seen at the Reuters Arabic service site, offering a $10 million reward for information on the whereabouts of Gilad Shalit.
Reuters' response to the terrorist group is instructive.
Palestine Today reports that Reuters responded to the criticism, saying that it was an automated ad placed there by Google Ads, and not - Allah forbid! - placed by any Reuters staffers. After all, an ad that seeks to free a prisoner illegally held in an unknown location without any access to the Red Cross would be thoroughly offensive to any Reuters employee, right?
Reuters then cravenly added that they immediately acted to remove the ad, and "we are now taking steps to ensure non-recurrence of such things in the future."
Reuters additionally wrote back to the offended terrorist organization that Reuters has a long history of covering the Middle East in a neutral and accurate manner, stressing that they are committed to continuing this approach, they wrote "We are clear and faithful to our principles of integrity, independence and distance from bias."
Hat tip to Elder of Ziyon
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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I have no clue why the Brits and the Irish are so wound up about the use of their passports in this operation. Its a backhanded compliment as to the ability of their citizens to travel the world as they want!!
And why is no-one moaning loudly about the murder of a known terrorist but the use of dodgy passports gets the ambassador called in?
I do appreciate what Neptunus Lex wrote and suggest you go here to read the blog entry and the comments.
After all, what’s the world coming to, when a murderous terrorist operating outside the arm of justice can get snuffed achieve martyrdom while attempting to make more mayhem?
Monday, February 1, 2010
I have copied, in it's entirety Neptunus Lex's blog post of January 25th. I think you'll appreciate what he has to say. Personally I enjoyed reading the opinions expressed in the comments on his site:
The British medical periodical “Lancet” was once a beacon of science and reason in a world that badly needed both. Sadly, politically-motivated research led to an utterly rubbished 2004 article claiming that 100k Iraqi citizens had died violently in the year since the US invasion and occupation.
That should have been bad enough. But now they’ve doubled down:
It’s official. Britain’s premier medical journal Lancet has been completely Palestinianized. It no longer bears any relationship to the first-rate scientific journal it once was. Perhaps Lancet is no longer a standard-bearer but has become a follower in the global movement in which standards have plunged, biases have soared, and Big Lies now pass for top-of-the-line academic, scientific work…
Their study is titled: “Association between exposure to political violence and intimate-partner violence in the occupied Palestinian territory: a cross-sectional study.” And yes, they have found that Palestinian husbands are more violent towards Palestinian wives as a function of the Israeli “occupation”—and that the violence increases significantly when the husbands are “directly” as opposed to “indirectly” exposed to political violence.
Read the rest, ponder the plight of women in Araby and mourn the loss of objectivity.
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Oh, for what it’s worth – George Soros provided around half the funding for the Iraqi mortality survey published by the Lancet. The Palestinian domestic violence article?
This study was funded by the Palestinian National Authority as well as by the Core Funding Group at the University of Minnesota. The Palestinian Authority is not a disinterested party. But even worse: The data was collected by the Palestinian Central Bureau. These are the people who told the world that Israeli soldiers shot young Mohammed al-Dura, committed a massacre in Jenin, and purposely attacked Palestinian civilians (who just happened to be jihadists dressed in civilian clothing or hostage-civilians behind whom the jihadists hid).
Once again, the science seems less driven by an objective analysis of the facts so much as the preferences of those holding the purse.
Read the original post here, with all of the links alive and kicking!
Monday, January 18, 2010
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It therefore behooves me to mention that there must be something seriously fudged up at UNWRA (United Nations Refugee Works Agency) which administers 59 refugee camps for Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendants who left their homes in the wake of the 1948 war.
UNRWA maintains Palestinian Arab refugees in their facilities under the premise and promise of return to homes and villages from 1948 that no longer exist.
So what is the matter here then? Seems like a perfectly normal United Nations way of wasting money.
Canada has not only stopped paying into, but has actually withdrawn funds from UNWRA because it has been documented that Hamas terrorists have been chosen by the UNRWA labor union to actually administer UNRWA facilities.
Yes, it actually takes a report commissioned by the European Parliament to get people to notice whats happening in UNWRA. So why has only Canada left UNWRA and no-one who actually has a seat at the European Parliament? I don't know either!!
Here is the original article in The Bulletin, Philadelphia's Family Newspaper.
Monday, December 14, 2009
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Prince Phillip, her husband, is renowned for being xenophobic and generally racist. Which is odd for a Greek Prince living mainly in London.
Doubly odd as his mother is buried in Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives, and is honored by the government of Israel as a righteous gentile as she sheltered a Jewish family in her house during the Second World War.
With mother-in-law buried in the capital and Prince P himself owning properties in Central Jerusalem why has the Queen never visited Israel?
A very interesting article in today's Jerusalem Post explains why. My question to you is this - is it basically anti-semitism or very strong pro-Arabian feelings that created this problem?
The article can be found here.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
1. An evening out in Bristol, UK in 1995. A nice night in a disco followed by a 4 am breakfast of kebab from the kebab house ended with me retching in my friend's neighbour's front garden.
2. After a simple shwarma in Bet Shaan the night before I stood in line at the main Bus Station in Jerusalem waiting for the trip to Tel Aviv. Stomach ache. Nausea. Headache. Shwarma returned.
And a new addition, number 3 if you will;
Russian police have arrested three homeless men suspected of killing and eating a 25 year old - and selling parts of his body to a kebab and pie kiosk.
The alarm was raised when bits of a corpse were found near a bus stop on the outskirts of Perm, about 720 miles east of Moscow.
A statement on the Perm police website said the three alleged cannibals had previous criminal records.
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The statement said they were detained on suspicion of stabbing a man to death and then chopping him up for food.
It went on: "After carrying out the crime, the corpse was divided up.
"Part was eaten and part was also sold to a kiosk selling kebabs and pies."
It was not clear from the statement if the kiosk had cooked any of the man's flesh and sold it to customers.
The three suspects are due to appear in court on Monday.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Three strangers strike up a conversation in an airport lounge while waiting for their respective flights ...
One is an American Indian passing through from Lame Deer, another is a Cowboy on his way to Billings for a livestock show and the third passenger is a fundamentalist Arab student, newly arrived at Montana State University from the Middle East ..
Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon the two Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull.
The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table, tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face, and lights a cigarette. The wind outside is blowing tumbleweeds around, and the old windsock is flapping; but still no plane has arrived.
Finally, the American Indian clears his throat saying softly, 'At one time my people were many, but sadly, now we are few."
The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward,'Once my people were few,' he sneers, 'and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?'
The cowboy removes his cigarette from his mouth and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a smooth drawl . .
'I reckon that's 'cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet, But I do believe it's a-comin'.'
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Image via WikipediaWe're moving today. From Jerusalem to Modiin. Its a big move as we've both been living in Jtown for nearly 10 years.
But we have to go. We're living in a 4th floor walk up with 2 bedrooms and quite simply we can't find anything bigger in our price range. So off to Modiin we go to a 3 bedroom, air conditioned, 2 gardened ground floor apartment.
We have friends in both cities so we're not going into the unknown, its just that its new. And as my sister explained to me yesterday, new can be scary.
So blogging might be very light for the next few days until we get the internet sorted in our new pad.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Al Qaeda's second-in-command has accused President Obama of supporting a Palestinian state that would do the bidding of Israel.
"Obama wants a Palestinian state that works as a branch for the Israeli government," Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a nearly 90-minute video called, "The Realities of Jihad and the Fallacies of Hypocrisy."
"Israel is a crime that needs to be wiped out," said
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"Obama can come with all the eloquent words he has, but it is nothing but illusions."He had nothing but scorn for Obama's work. "What new did Obama bring us," he asked. "He brought us the bombing of Gaza where 1,000 martyrs died. He brought us the destruction in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. What else? He expanded the American prisons so they can absorb more innocent Muslims."
Cheery little bunny isn't he?