April 30, 2012
SOMETIMES THERE IS JUSTICE IN THE WORLD ....
Mel Gibson is now legally single after his divorce was finalized in a Los Angeles courtroom.
But bachelorhood came at a heavy price.
Robyn, his ex-wife of nearly 30 years and the mother of their seven children,is walking away with half his fortune, once estimated to be as high as $850 million.
In an irony not lost on anyone, his wife was represented by the law firm of ...
Cohen, Levy, Israel and Goldberg.
This will, no doubt, increase his love and affection for Jews.
April 29, 2012
What is heartbreaking is that they are sent into harm's way by utterly unworthy politicians, mired in sleaze and self-interest.
British leaders like Cameron, Clegg and Miliband are not even worth mentioning in the same sentence as guardsman Michael Roland. Once wonders whether our troops are still at a loss for the basic essentials that were found woefully missing last year due to 'budget cuts'. Multi-million pound public enquiries and EU bailout funds are obviously more important than body armour and evac helicopters for British troops.
Things are no different over the pond.
There you see Obama shamelessly electioneering at army bases, which he can claim on the taxpayer's tab instead of having to fund from his $750million election warchest.
It's sickening to think that such leaders get to pin medals of valour on surviving heroes.
April 27, 2012
Check out his website http://www.mythsandfacts.org/
"Palestinians ... when they want to travel from one town to another, they have to submit to humiliating delays at checkpoints and roadblocks. There are more than 600 of them on the West Bank."
In April 22, 2012 he had this to say:
"For all Palestinians, just leaving Bethlehem is a struggle. Getting to Jerusalem, only seven miles away, whether it's to pray, go to a doctor, visit family members, or work, means going through this Israeli checkpoint. That can take hours but before Palestinians can get even this far, they need a permit from the Israelis which can take weeks or months to obtain and is frequently denied."
So Who is Humiliating Whom?
April 24, 2012
Eli E. Hertz
Revised, originally published 2004 & 2009
Bob, you say Palestinian Arabs feel humiliated and harassed when Israeli authorities search them and their belongings; when they are prevented from traveling freely because of checkpoints, roadblocks, closures and curfews. You say they feel "corralled."
Bob, in Israel, every Israeli is searched numerous times during the course of a single day. Israelis are asked to open their bags and purses for inspection. In most cases, they are subjected to body searches with a metal detector every time they enter a bank or a post office, pick up a bottle of milk at the supermarket, enter a mall or train station, or visit a hospital or medical clinic. Young Israeli men and women are physically frisked in search of suicide belts before they enter crowded nightclubs.
As a matter of routine, Israelis' car trunks are searched every time they enter a well-trafficked parking lot. Daily, their cars pass through roadblocks that cause massive traffic jams when security forces are in hot pursuit of suicide bombers believed to have entered Israel.
Israelis are searched not only when they go out for a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza, but also when they go to the movies or a concert, where the term "dressed to kill" has an entirely different meaning.
These ordinary daily humiliations now extend to similar searches when Israelis go to weddings or Bar Mitzvahs. No one abroad talks about the humiliation Jews in Israel are subjected to, having to write at the bottom of wedding invitations and other life cycle events, "The site will be secured [by armed guards]" - to ensure relatives and friends will attend and share their joyous occasion.
Bob, these ubiquitous security checks do not exist in Arab cities and towns in Israel (or, for that matter, in Judea and Samaria) because those places are not and never have been targets of Palestinian terrorism. In fact, the average Israeli is "humiliated and harassed" by being searched far more times a day than the average Palestinian. Not one human rights group, nor you, has so much as noted this massive intrusion into the rights of privacy and person imposed on Israelis.
To date, no one protests the fact that, since the 1970s, Jewish schoolchildren in Israel are surrounded by perimeter fences, with armed guards at the schoolyard gates.
Not one Arab village in Israel or the Territories has a perimeter fence around it. Guards are not required at Arab shops, cafes, restaurants, movie theaters, wedding halls or schools - either in Israel or in the Territories. Palestinians also do not need armed guards to accompany every school trip, youth movement hike or campout. They are not targets of terrorism.
Countless Israelis in sensitive areas within the Green Line - not only in the Territories, but also in Jewish towns, villages and bedroom suburbs - are "ghettoized" behind high fences.
Many Israeli motorists avoid major arteries that pass through Arab areas of Israel, while Arab citizens and Palestinians from the Territories continue to enter Jewish cities and go about their business without peril. Israelis are told, in effect, to disguise themselves when traveling abroad - not to speak Hebrew in public and not to wear garments that reveal their Jewish-Israeli origins. Even Israel 's national airline - El Al - has been forced to remove its logo from the tails of its aircraft at certain airports, out of concern for the safety of its passengers. On the other hand, Arabs who frequent Jewish cities and towns in Israel wear their traditional Arab headgear without fear of being attacked or harassed.
Bob, all of this begs the question: Who is Humiliating Whom?
For more on the subject see http://www.mythsandfacts.org/
April 24, 2012
April 22, 2012
Let no-one be in any doubt.
Either by mistake or supreme lunacy, Britain signed its sovereignty over to the EU.
Perhaps the government lawyers didn't read the EU treaty any more carefully than they read Abu Qatada's time limit for appeal.
Either way, you would think that - having lost sovereignty to the EU - the best hope would be for the EU to fold and have to cede back its powers.
Instead, stupid Britain is shoring-up the crumbling EU with billions in bailout funds.
Maybe Britain deserves people like Qatada.
April 21, 2012
April 19, 2012
Emergency action and censure resolutions are reserved strictly for Israel.
France has today called for a "Humanitarian Corridor" to be set up.
The truth is, there is only ONE humanitarian corridor in all the Middle East - and it's called Israel.
April 18, 2012
These days Danes are better known for their militant anarchist youth.
Don't be fooled by their fair and fesh-faced kids - many of whom would hardly be recognised by decent parents and grandparents who would more likely disown them.
See this video of them 'training' for overseas missions in their own capital.
See how they play to the cameras - worthy of their friends in Pallywood.
And see also how their own Danish police "deal" with them.
They make Israeli soldiers look like kindergarten staff.
This is what happens with free university education when kids like this attend hard-leftist lectures all day and smoke weed at night.
The only cure for these spoiled Danish brats is conscription, into an army which will teach them respect for authority instead of spitting at it.
April 17, 2012
Chevron (Hebron) is the site of the oldest Jewish community in the world, which dates back to Biblical times. The Book of Genesis relates that Abraham purchased the field where the Tomb of the Patriarchs is located as a burial place for his wife Sarah. According to Jewish tradition, the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the Matriarchs Sarah, Rebekah, and Leah are buried in the Tomb.
Hebron has a long and rich Jewish history. It was one of the first places where the Patriarch Abraham resided after his arrival in Canaan. King David was anointed in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years. One thousand years later, during the first Jewish revolt against the Romans, the city was the scene of extensive fighting. Jews lived in Hebron almost continuously throughout the Byzantine, Arab, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods. It was only in 1929 — as a result of a murderous Arab pogrom in which 67 Jews were murdered and the remainder were forced to flee — that the city became temporarily "free" of Jews. After the 1967 Six-Day War, the Jewish community of Hebron was re-established. It has grown to include a range of religious and educational institutions.
Hebron contains many sites of Jewish religious and historical significance, in addition to the Tomb of the Patriarchs. These include the Tombs of Othniel Ben Kenaz (the first Judge of Israel) and Avner Ben Ner (general and confidante to Kings Saul and David), and Ruth and Jesse (great-grandmother and father, respectively, of King David). Victims of the 1929 pogrom, as well as prominent rabbinical sages and community figures, are buried in Hebron's ancient Jewish cemetery.
[Source: Jewish Virtual Library]
April 16, 2012
But it was bound to happen eventually.
There is only so much daily provocation, incessant abuse and spitting that any human being can put up with before he cracks. Soldiers are human beings too - even Israeli soldiers.
This kind of abuse goes on every day in all parts of Israel thanks to the luvvies of Machsom (Checkpoint) Watch - an organisation funded by overseas antiSemites which sets out deliberately to provoke soldiers into just this kind of Youtube 'gotcha' scoop.
There is another aspect to your downright nasty and disingenuous call for a boycott. As Jews we remember another boycott started in 1933 in another country, when ugly mobs stood outside Jewish shops and Jewish performers were barred from performing. We all know how that ended. Tell me what is the difference between you and those previous groups calling for expulsion of Jewish performers? From where I am standing as an English Jew, they are one and the same. In fact so poisonous has the atmosphere become in this country for Jews who support Israel that I, who am a descendant of Spanish Jews who fled persecution and found a safe haven in the United Kingdom, now feel uneasy at the long term future for Jews here. Does that concern you? If not, it should.
April 14, 2012
April 12, 2012
(We can all recall Obama's shooting racial issues from the hip 3 years ago when he said Massachusetts police acted 'stupidly' in apprehending his African-American friend Professor Gates who was breaking into his own home.)
Reading the factual questions raised by this article in American Thinker makes me think the Trayvon Martin lynch mob is very reminiscent of what Israel has to deal with repeatedly.
Zimmerman is the Israel which occasionally has to kill in self-defense.
Al Sharpton is Saeb Erekat, the master propagandist and creator of such fantasies as the Jenin "massacre" and Mohammed Al-Durrah "killing".
The American Black Panther movement is Hamas, Hezbullah and the rest of the Iranian gang of thugs.
And the media?
Well unfortunately it's the same media all the time ... ever populist and dominated by liberal progressives whose Faustian deals with America's enemies will ultimately cost them the very freedoms they need to earn a living.
Winston Churchill famously observed: "A lie gets halfway round the world before the truth even gets its pants on."
April 09, 2012
A headline to catch anyone's keen attention.
Here is the Daily Telegraph's report:
... but look how far in you have to read to see it's those dastardly Israelis again.
First they mention Tel Aviv, then Jerusalem.
But never the i word!
Israel only gets a mention when something bad happens - and then it is right up there in the headline.
Good Jewish news is apparently stateless.
That is what we Jews have to live with day-in, day-out.
We enrich the world and the Arabs enrich uranium.
And who gets boycotted, excoriated and libelled?
Well, let the world boycott this vaccine on us!
April 08, 2012
April 07, 2012
"But there is a fifth child that sits at the Jewish Seder table in our time. He has no qualms about marrying a non-Jew, he is probably liberally pro-Palestinian, he has never visited Israel, though he knows it to be a racist and apartheid place, he considers himself to be part of the intellectual elite, he has no real knowledge of Torah or Judaism and yet considers himself an expert on these matters.
He knows the best policy for Jews and Israel to follow and he is so convinced of his rectitude and astuteness that he is willing, nay even demanding, to use all types of force to coerce the Jewish people and its small national state to adopt his will. He is out to fix the world and is willing to sacrifice Israel, Judaism and Jews in the process. He sits on boards of Jewish organizations, he chooses rabbis and proclaims himself to be a faithful Jew. Yet he will contribute generously to general non-Jewish charities but gives only a pittance towards Jewish educational projects. He is not an evil son nor is he a wise one.
He certainly will deny that he is somehow simple or naïve and he certainly claims that he knows what questions to pose. Yet he my be the most tragic of all of the sons, for though he is able to pose the questions he is unwilling to hear the answers. In the words of the prophet Isaiah "the heart of the people is overladen with fat and their ears are stopped up."
It is this hedonistic, intelligent, but very deaf son that troubles us so deeply. For we have developed no plan or method to deal with him – either to exclude him from the Jewish society completely or to somehow redeem him and bring him closer to Jewish reality and positive participation in Jewish life. It is certainly not clear to us how to accomplish this second option.
So perhaps we will have to rely on the inspiration represented by the fifth cup of wine – on the miraculous powers of the prophet Eliyahu and on his unfailing faith in the restoration of Jews and the Jewish people generally. Pesach teaches us never to say never. It is the holiday of rebirth and constant renewal. So will it be for all of our different children all of whom we gather and embrace around our Pesach Seder table. "
The full article can be read on his website: HERE
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