A Happy 2012 to all of us!
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Dedicated To Combating the Willful Rewriting of History and Fighting the Spread of Antisemitism
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"A widely held belief is that one dog year is the same as 7 human years. Although that could be used as a very rough guide, it ends up being misleading, especially when used to calculate younger or older dogs. That could be a problem in certain situations such as figuring out pet insurance, or the health of a dog (whether a veterinarian checkup is needed, etc)." -more (includes a dogyear/humanyear calculator
Labels: 1999, 20th Century, 21st Century, dogs, Doobie, New Year, Shuldig
Hundreds protest women's segregation in Beit Shemesh
"Hundreds gathered in Beit Shemesh Tuesday for a demonstration protesting the growing demand by radical religious elements to exclude women from public life in Israel."Public outcry against the radical demand to shun women from public events and for segregation between the sexes on busses, sidewalks and even in lines in the supermarket, became especially strident over the weekend when seven-year-old Na'ama Margolis was spat on in a Beit Shemesh street by haredi man who claimed she was not dressed "modestly enough."-more
Labels: anti-Zionism, fundamentalism, Jewish Culture, Jewish State, Taliban, Women, Women's Rights
Haredim riot in Beit Shemesh after segregation signs removed
Dozens of haredim riot, hurl stones as officers, municipal inspectors remove signs calling for women's exclusion; some signs already put back up; municipality to install hundreds of security cameras. "Police forces accompanied by Beit Shemesh municipal inspectors removed public signs calling for segregation between men and women in the city on Sunday. This prompted dozens of haredim to crowd around the officers. They hurled stones and cursed the officers. Some haredim called police "Nazis." There were no reports of injury."-more
Labels: anti-female, demonstrations, Haredim, Secular, sexism, unrest
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Dear Yaakov,If you could be our funder, please contact me, Dry Bones cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen . If you are not a potential angel, maybe you know someone who is or who could be? To help with a donation please click on DONATEThanx
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According to a report from the New York Times:
Israel gets tough on Jewish settlers"After two days of Jewish settler violence that has shocked much of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that some radical Israelis would be treated the same way as suspected Palestinian militants - detained for long periods without charge and tried in military courts.The disclosure of the new laws followed an urgent meeting of the country's top legal and security officials and showed how worried Mr Netanyahu and his lieutenants have become about militants of the far right who attack not only Palestinians in the West Bank, but also the Israeli army there." -more
Labels: Arabs, Israel, Jews, Palestinians, Settlers, terror, terrorists, violence
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The LSW (Long Suffering Wife) just informed me that we've signed up for another three years with our mobile phone provider (those crooks) and that they offered us a new phone. Either an iPhone or a Blackberry. She turned down the new phones. I'm happy with the phone I've got. I don't want a new phone . . . but everyone showing off their new phones and apps is really starting to bug me!! The LSW says that it bugs me because I'm turning into a grouch! When I showed her this cartoon she said that it proved that she was right,
Labels: Apps, iPhone, LSW, Shuldig, Telecommunications
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Who knows what's really happening? But here's some speculation from the Miami Herald (datelined Jerusalem):
Iran explosions prompt speculation of secret attacks
JERUSALEM -- "A series of mishaps at Iranian nuclear facilities and weapons sites may be part of a covert organized attack on Iran's nuclear weapons program, according to Western intelligence officials.An explosion last week outside Iran's third largest city, Isfahan, is thought to be the most recent strike, though details on the intended target are still unclear. A sprawling military base and nuclear facilities are outside Isfahan, and intelligence officials across the Middle East said there was strong evidence that the explosion had done some "significant structural damage."
"We have seen enough evidence to know something has happened, but we are unclear on what at this point," said one Western diplomat whose work includes the region, speaking only on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. "There are a number of parties interested in sabotaging and weakening the Iranian regime."
The second such incident in as many weeks cast doubt on Iranian claims that these were "accidents" and "coincidences," and it set off speculation of a coordinated attack by Israel, whose officials long have threatened a strike against Iran's nuclear program. Israeli officials denied direct involvement, but the growing number of mysterious or unexplained blasts and deaths has many suspecting an official program of sabotage." -more
Labels: attack, Iran, Nuclear Energy, Nukes, Tehran, weapons, WMD
Since the creation of the State of Israel the question of aliyah from America has been a touchy topic. The old and bitter joke was "Definition of a Zionist: Someone who gives money to an organization to send another Jew to live in Israel". So Israel has tread lightly on its call for the in-gathering of America's Jews to the homeland.So what's happening now is an angry reaction to our call to Israelis living in America to come back home!Wow! In an op ed piece in the NY Times entitled "Come Home to Israel", an offended Roger Cohen shares his insight with statements like
"I know several Israeli expatriates or would-be expatriates and their feelings are consistent. They are troubled by the illiberal drift of Israeli politics, the growth of a harsh nationalism, the increasing influence of the ultrareligious, the endlessness of the “situation,” and the tension inherent in a status quo that will one day threaten either Israel’s Jewishness or its democracy."
"President Barack Obama is offended (by ongoing settlement expansion in the West Bank against his express request)."Problem is that Roger can't seem to accept that Obama is America's president. He is not Israel's leader. In the old days, American Jews were upset about Israeli Aliyah activists trying to "steal" their kids. Now they're upset about our attempts to bring our own citizens back home??!Wow!If you're interested here's a link to the NYTimes piece.Your thoughts?
Labels: advertising, Aliya, American Jews, Israel, Israelis Assimilation
Mordechai Vanunu deserves freedom from Israel"Vanunu's attempts to leave Israel have been dragging on for more than seven years now. He was released from prison in 2004, after serving 18 years, and told that he must wait another six months before he could leave the country and must not talk to any foreigners in the meantime. Since then, a cruel game of cat and mouse has been going on, with Vanunu periodically arrested and detained for technical breaches of his conditions." -more
Labels: 1986, King Solomon, Nukes, Security, Spying, Trial, Vanunu
"Dear Mr. President,
Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) issued a Genocide Warning concerning the 12 million-plus members of endangered non-Muslim minorities in North Africa and the broader Islamic Middle East.
Conditions for genocide against non-Muslim communities exist in varying degrees throughout the region stretching from Pakistan to Morocco. The crisis of survival for non-Muslim communities is especially acute in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Iran and Pakistan. Saudi Arabia is already a “religiously cleansed” state.
CSI’s Genocide Warning reinforces similar alerts issued earlier this year by senior statesmen:
We cannot accept and thereby facilitate what looks more and more like a particularly perverse program of religious cleansing in the Middle East." – French President Nicholas Sarkozy, January 7, 2011.
"Massacres are taking place for no reason and without any justification against Christians. It is only because they are Christians. What is happening to Christians is a genocide.” – Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayal, January 3, 2011.
“The most recent developments [i.e., deadly Islamist attacks against Egyptian Christians in May 2011] fill us with dread. …The aim of the Islamists is to stoke up hatred and violence.” – Former Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel, June 27, 2011.
Five months after the pogroms referred to by former Chancellor Schüssel, the U.S.-financed Egyptian army joined radical Islamists in attacking non-violent Christian demonstrators in Cairo, killing at least 25 people.
Most acts of Islamic supremacist violence against non-Muslim minorities receive little media attention in the United States. Take, for example, just a few of the cases that have come to the notice of CSI since the beginning of the so-called “Arab Spring”:
Egyptian Christian teenager, Ayman Nabil Labib - murdered by schoolmates after refusing to remove a cross necklace.
Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani - sentenced to death for having allegedly converted from Islam to Christianity."
Catholic priest, Fr. Mark Rybinski - murdered in Tunisia.
27-year-old Pakistani Christian nurse Shaista Samuel– raped by Muslims and subjected to pressure to convert to Islam.
Libyan Jew, David Gerbi - prevented from reopening the synagogue in Tripoli by Islamist mobs declaring: "There is no place for Jews in Libya!
CBS Reporter Lara Logan - sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square in Cairo by a mob of Muslim men chanting "Jew! Jew!"
Iraqi Christians Hanna Polos Emmanuel and Bassn Isho - kidnapped and shot dead near Kirkuk.
These and most other acts of violence against non-Muslims in the Islamic world are not, for the most part, committed by members of Al Qaida or related terrorist networks. Instead they are perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, many of whom are military allies of the United States. They are all inspired by a deep seated culture of Islamic supremacism - kindred in spirit to white supremacism and anti-Semitism. -read full letter
Labels: Arab Spring, Christians, Christmas, Islamism, Middle East
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"Russia is sending its warships to Syrian waters in a move aimed at preventing any foreign attacks against Syrian territories. According to Russian sources, the recent move conveys the message that Moscow will block any NATO-led attack under the guise of “humanitarian intervention,” The Nation reported. Russia has been voicing support for Syria, which it says is currently going through a civil war. The Western military alliance, NATO, has been making efforts to demonize the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his forces, while downplaying attacks by opposition forces. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has also recently warned the West against any 'Libya-style' military intervention in Syria." -more
Labels: Arab Spring, Disasters, Egypt, Iran, Libya, NATO, No Fly Zone, Putin, Riots, Russia, Syria
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