Sunday, June 17, 2018

Looney Tunes

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According to Israel National News:
UNHRC approves inquiry into Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza, 29:2

The US and Australia were the only two countries that voted against the resolution.

"The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva voted Friday to establish a Commission of Inquiry to examine possible war crimes committed by Israel during the recent confrontations on the Gaza border. The resolution was approved by a vote of 29-2, with 14 abstentions, following a day-long special session in Geneva. The US and Australia were the only two countries that voted against the resolution.Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Croatia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kenya, Panama, Rwanda, Switzerland, Togo, and Britain abstained. The Ukraine and Mongolia were not present at the time of voting.

Britain on Friday stated that it recognizes the "tragic and concerning loss of life" in recent Israeli-Arab violence on the Gaza border. However, it said it was could not support an investigation that ignored Hamas's role in what happened, since it would not "provide us with true understanding of accountability."Germany said during the UNHRC session that Israel must refrain from excessive use of force against unarmed civilians, Likewise, Hamas and the leaders of the "protest" must ensure that it remains non-violent, said Germany, which noted that regrettably, the text of the resolution does not adequately reflect the situation on the ground.

The "Palestinian" Ambassador to the UNHRC called peaceful demonstration an "absolute right" on Friday. "Israel and its defenders have given the impression that Palestine occupies Israel. How long will this joke continue?" he asked.The US representative to the UNHRC stated that Washington would vote "no" on the resolution and called on other member states to do the same. Israeli Ambassador Shechter called the resolution "devoid of any sense" and said it "deserves to be torn apart."

The US said that the resolution's one sided focus, and its failure to hold Hamas to task, evinces bias and calls into question the UNHRC's credibility.”

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Friday, June 15, 2018

When We Were Young and Innocent

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The direct link to this book is:

BTW you can go to my Amazon author's page to see this and ALL my books.
The link is: In the UK it's

About This Book
A Message From Yaakov Kirschen

The years have rolled by into history. Back when we were new immigrants in Israel, before Israel became the "Startup Nation", we did our best to "fit in" to what was then a bizarre and small time country. We heated our homes with kerosene heaters and we spoke a pidgin English, we shopped at the Makolet, and dealt with bank overdrafts.

During this dimly remembered era, the full page Weekend Dry Bones cartoons drew us together. Our successes in "going native" were chronicled in pages titled "You know you've been here too long when . . . "

Those days and those cartoons, like our youth and innocence, are now long gone, but I wanted to remember. And so I put togther this collection of my favorite Jerusalem Post Weekend Dry Bones pages. I carefully re-layed out those giant one-pagers, keeping them full sized and spreading some of them over several pages of this collection. In the process of gathering the cartoons I was reminded of so much that I had fogotten.

If you were in Israel back then, you'll savor the remembering as much as I did.

A chance for us to take a pleasant walk (or shuffle) down memory lane together.

-Yaakov Kirschen 2018

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

King of the World!

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The Donald thumbs his nose at the G-7 and knocks 'em dead in Singapore,
meanwhile we (the LSW and I) want to continue to fight the good fight but we can't do it alone.
We need your help.
There's no one else!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

A Call For Help

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We want to continue to fight the good fight but we can't do it alone.
The LSW (Long Suffering Wife) and I need your help.
There's no one else!

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Sunday, June 10, 2018


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According to Israel National News:
Gaza kite terror causes nearly 20 fires in Israel
"Firebomb-carrying kites from Gaza caused at least seventeen fires on Saturday alone, reports said.
Locations included Kibbutz Nir Am, Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, and Sderot's train station.”

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Thursday, June 07, 2018


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According to Reuters:
The U.S. State Department voiced outrage on Tuesday over the Syrian government’s assumption of the presidency of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament for the next month, saying Damascus lacked credibility to preside over the body because of its use of chemical weapons.

“We are outraged at the Syrian regime’s blatant disregard for human life, its serial violations of and contempt for its international obligations and its audaciousness in assuming the presidency of an international body committed to advancing disarmament and non-proliferation,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told a briefing. “Syria lacks the credibility to assume the presidency.”

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

A Fabulous Moment in Israeli History

2018 is an amazing turning point in history. 
On this, the 70th year of independence of the reborn Jewish State, Jerusalem has been recognized as Israel's capital. The U.S. Embassy has opened.On our border with Syria, the war to stop Iran's expansion into the Middle East has been launched. On the Gaza border, the frustrated Iranian puppet forces are being confronted. America is considering declaring the Golan to be Israeli.  A new friendly relationship with the Saudis seems to be quietly forming. A new Middle East seems to be taking shape. Like 1948 and 1967, 2018 (5778 in the Jewish calender) will be a year to remember. And to remember 2018 we're issuing the fabulous Dry Bones Jerusalem Mug!

The mugs cost $15.39 each. They are large (11 Oz) ceramic mugs with big, comfortable easy-grip handles. The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. If you don't get one now, you'll be kicking yourself for years to come.
To see the other side of the mug (or perhaps buy one) just click on the photo.
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$15.39 gets you this Dry Bones Commemorative Mug

Click for a larger (15 Oz) mug priced at $19.95

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