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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The NY Times is a wonderful example of the anti Israeli double standard at work..photo in NY Times report on Egyptian attack:
An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed five Hezbollah fighters on Sunday, including the son of the group’s slain military commander, Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah said as a member briefed on the episode described the attack as a provocative move by Israel.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Äbbas? According to the Daily Beast:
Palestinian Dictator Mahmoud Abbas Gets a Free Pass
"The supposedly moderated president hugs a genocidal tyrant and bans elections while the world remains silent. Which “moderate” Arab president publicly hugged the genocidal leader of Sudan last week? Which Middle Eastern “reformer” just entered his 10th year of a four-year term? Which Western “ally” days ago ordered an investigation into a cartoonist for possibly drawing Mohammed? The answer is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. These three stories barely made it into Western press. Why? Put simply, the bar has been set so low that they were not deemed newsworthy. An Arab leader who doesn’t allow elections? Yawn. A Middle Eastern president who embraces one of the worst mass murderers in recent history? Nothing to see here. There is a tragic disconnect between Western rhetoric and Arab reality. Abbas, if one listens to leaders of the free world, is a moderate, reformer and ally. He is better than Hamas, after all, isn’t he?"-more
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
It's a scary situation. And our media "experts" are scared!
Monday, February 16, 2015
Hard to believe that the Postal service both here in Israel and abroad has gotten slower (and more expensive!) over the years.
Why would you send a letter when you can send an email? or post something on facebook? Or tweet your latest thoughts? So the Post Offices in our countries just can't stand up to the competition. Of course if you want to mail somebody a few Haggadahs this means it costs a lot and takes a long time for delivery. So if you want to get your Dry Bones Haggadahs for this coming Passover, you'll have to order now! The LSW (Long Suffering Wife) mails them out from our local post office here in Israel. And then YOUR local snail mail service takes over! Yikes!So if you want to make sure you'll get yours in time, you've got to order now! For details go to http://store.drybones.com
Sunday, February 15, 2015
According to the huffington post
Shooting At Copenhagen Synagogue Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Officers Wounded
"Denmark was on high alert after a shooting near a synagogue in Copenhagen left a civilian dead and two police officers wounded early Sunday morning, hours after a gunman fatally shot a man and wounded three police officers at a free speech event in the same city. Combined, the shootings left two dead and five police officers wounded. The second attack, adjacent to a synagogue in the Krystalgade area of Copenhagen, left a male civilian dead, and two officers with wounds to the arms and legs, police said. The wounded officers were receiving treatment. Police spokesman Allan Wadsworth-Hansen said that is was unclear if the attack at the synagogue was related to the attack at the free speech event. The identity of the victim had not been released. Police scoured the city for suspects, and hours after the synagogue attack, Copenhagen police confirmed that they had shot and killed a man near the Nørrebro rail station. Police said that when they confronted the man, who was a person of interest, he opened fire and was then shot. No police officers were shot, a statement said. The man's identity and condition were unknown. Police were investigating if he was connected to the attacks. Police had thus far not apprehended a suspect from either shootings, and were uncertain if it was the same perpetrator that had carried out both attacks. The synagogue shooter had fled on foot. Police described the suspect as a male wearing black pants and shoes, along with a gray jacket with a multi-colored portion."
Thursday, February 12, 2015
It is difficult to do cartoons when the reality is so beyond belief!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Has everyone become so cynical that they cannot see the simple truth?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
According to FOX News:
Biden to Miss Netanyahu Address to Congress>p /> "Vice President Biden is expected to miss Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress -- apparently because of overseas travel -- as several Democratic lawmakers plan to sit out the address in protest. A White House official confirmed to Fox News on Friday that the vice president will miss the address, as he will be traveling abroad. As president of the Senate, Biden would typically attend a joint meeting of Congress, putting the White House in a bind because of its irritation about Netanyahu's visit. The White House has accused Netanyahu and congressional Republicans of breaching diplomatic protocol by arranging the address without coordinating with the administration. Biden's overseas trip allows the White House to avoid the awkwardness of having the vice president sit behind Netanyahu during the address. It's unclear where the vice president plans to travel, though his office said the unspecified trip was in the works before the prime minister's trip was announced. Netanyahu is scheduled to address Congress on March 3. Meanwhile, at least three prominent Democratic lawmakers have vowed to boycott the speech, saying they disapprove of House Speaker John Boehner's decision to invite the Israeli leader without consulting President Obama. Reps. John Lewis of Georgia, G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon announced their decisions earlier this week. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the president believes individual members of Congress should make their own decisions about whether or not to attend. This week, officials began laying the groundwork for the prospect that Biden would skip the speech, nothing that he also missed a joint meeting of Congress in 2011 because of foreign travel."-more
Monday, February 09, 2015
Allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons would, for Israel, amount to an act of suicide.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
So who, exactly, is out of touch with reality?
Friday, February 06, 2015
In the new Middle East, Israel's neighbors, Jordan and Egypt, are both now facing the violent criminal insanity of ISIS.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
The United Nations was set up in 1945, at the end of World War 2. It was not intended to be an association of all the countries in the world. Its "Never Again" mission was, in the wake of that war, to preserve world peace, to guard against the rise of totalitarian mass movements like Nazim and Fascism. Its failure to confront Islamism is a failure of its ability to carry out its basic goal.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Yup. As the Haggadah teaches: "In every generation they rise up against us." And speaking of the Haggadah, if you want to get your Dry Bones Haggadahs for this coming Passover, you'll have to order now! The LSW (Long Suffering Wife) mails them out from our local post office here in Israel. So if you want to make sure you'll get yours in time, you've got to order now! For details go to http://store.drybones.com
Monday, February 02, 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish "New Year" of the trees. This year Tu B'Shvat, literally the 15th (Tu in Hebrew) of the Hebrew month of Shvat) falls on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the civil calendar. Normally the holiday is wonderful and celebrated throughout Israel by the joyous planting of trees! Shmitta is the seventh year (sabbatical year) of a seven-year agricultural cycle which is commanded by the Torah for life in the land of Israel. Our current Hebrew year, 5775, is a Shmitta year. During Shmitta, the land is left to "relax" and all agricultural activity, including tree-planting is forbidden.
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This would be a good time to check out my book: Trees ...the Green Testament, the front page story it made, and the special pdf edition you can buy at our webstore (or get for free when you buy a Dry Bones Passover Haggadah). Just visit: Treesthegreentestament.com
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