Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Free Speech in Europe--Or Not!

Here is another goody from Pat Condell, and yes, he is anti-religion and uses strong language. But sometimes he is right on the mark. As the old saying goes, "Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade--and sometimes you have to call it a #&%^@)# shovel". Enjoy...

Monday, 29 November 2010

Who Assassinated Rafik Hariri? A CBC Investigation

On Valentines Day 2005, 1,800 kg of TNT tore apart the convoy of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. With the best security money can buy, how was this possible? Who could have done it? Hezbollah, who were at odds with Hariri and his policies claims Israel did it--as usual--but a young  Lebanese Officer with a brilliant mind, Captain Wassam Eid, found out the truth and paid for it with his life.
I have only one question--if Hezbollah is so innocent, then why are they threatening a civil war if charges are laid? Of course, with the corrupt UN doing the investigation one can hardly expect the truth. Meanwhile the thugs called Hezbollah, are a full blown army with a crap load of dangerous weapons. They murdered the the Prime Minister, they murdered the investigating officer--Here is the report in case you have not already seen it.

Getting Away With Murder~Part I

Getting Away With Murder~Part II

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Why Are You Thankful?

Today is the day to reflect, not on the negative things in this world, but on all the many things we have to be thankful for. I will tell you mine at the end of this post!
Searching for the origins of Thanksgiving reveals many, many stories. My apologies if I missed something that you feel is vital. Officially, Thanksgiving is always on the fourth Thursday in the month of November. The first Thanksgiving Dinner can be traced back to the 16th century. According to the story, about 102 pilgrims crossed the Atlantic in the year 1620 on a ship named Mayflower. They traveled for nearly two months with extreme difficulty. Due to the terrible storms is is likely that they were kept in the cargo space of the sailing vessel and not allowed on deck.
On December 11, 1620 the pilgrims reached Plymouth Rock. This was not their original destination, but the storms had blown them off course. About 46 pilgrims died that winter due to the extreme  weather. In the spring of 1621, Squanto, a native Indian taught the pilgrims to grow corn, beans and pumpkin for survival. A day of fasting and prayer was called due to the severe drought that summer. Gd answered their prayers, and sent the rain to  save their crops.

In the autumn of 1621, they held a grand celebration to thank God and invited the Indians who had helped them. This communal dinner is popularly known as “The First Thanksgiving Feast”. According to the first hand account written by the leader of the colony, the food included, ducks, geese, venison, fish, berries etc. Some historians claim that because the pilgrims were so religious that most likely it would have been a day of fasting and prayer but most people say that it really was a feast.

Because of the diminished supply of flour that year, they did not have any kind of bread. Pumpkin pie, a staple on every dinner table, is unlikely to have been a part of the first thanksgiving feast, but they did have boiled pumpkin. The feast took place outside due to lack of large enough facilities and continued for three days. There was not another feast until 1623, when there was another severe drought. In the year 1676 Governor Bradford proclaimed another day of thanksgiving. In October of 1777 all of the 13 colonies joined in a communal celebration which also marked the victory over the British.

Events and changes occurred over the years. On May 24th 1830, a little known author, Sarah Josepha Hale, penned the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb". A little known author, Sarah spent 40 years writing to congressmen, lobbying five presidents, and writing countless editorials in her campaign to create an official day of thanks. Finally,  on October 3rd, President Lincoln made his famous Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 officially making the last Thursday in November the official Day of Thanksgiving. So, there are many reasons for taking a day to be thankful,

I am thankful for many things each and every day of my life, but as I write this article there is one prominent thing that I feel particularly thankful for.

I thank Gd for the brave men and women  serving in Armed Forces all over the world, who even today are putting their lives on the line so we can enjoy things like a Thanksgiving Dinner. Gd Bless you and Bring you safely home to your loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving to You All!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Muslim Day on Madison Avenue

Why is there a need for a Muslim Day in New York City--the very place where 3,000 souls were murdered by Muslims? Has the world truly gone mad?? Has America lost its collective mind?
Foot baths, burqas, and bodies were sprawled out all over Madison Avenue in NYC. Read the entire article and see the photos and video clips at Bare Naked Islam's site. While you are there, take time to browse their entire site. You will be shocked at how far our society has traveled down the road to submission.
There is just so much wrong with this situation I don't know where to begin. This has been going on in Paris for some time now and has grown to the point that residents and shop owners cannot go near their premises while the "muslim community" conducts their prayers. The problem is, they are not residents of those areas. Rather, they bus people in from all over to have a show of force. Why do they do this? Easy--this is how they make their claim. Once they force locals out it becomes a No-Go area for all but muslims. They are having great success in Europe, now they are coming to America.
I have no problem with any religion or nationality immigrating to my country--what I object to is when they impose their prehistoric ideas and try to rob me of the freedoms and rights that our ancestors fought and died for. We must stop this ridiculous "politically correct" mindset because our entire way of life is at stake! 

Michael Vick--NFL Monster

Please go to Woman Honor Thyself and read her article on NFL "super star" Michael Vick. On April 26th 2007, police raided his house where they found evidence of dog fighting. The officers took 66 dogs (numbers differ) from the property,  and  mounds of earth where dogs had been buried. At the time, Michael Vick was  the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and one of the highest paid players in the NFL (10 years = $130 million). He didn't need the money, so one is forced to ask why he would engage in such cruelty.
He served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement for his  confessed involvement in dog fighting over a five year period. Redskins Clinton Portis was quoted as saying "I don't know if he was fighting dogs or not, but it was his property. It was his dogs. If that's what he wants to do, do it. What people do behind closed doors." Oh, yes Portis also said Vick was a "positive role model". Think about it--these guys are being paid millions of dollars to chase a ball around a field.

Many people will never get over Vick's own admissions of unthinkable cruelty to his own dogs--the strangling, the drowning, the electrocutions, the removal of all the teeth of females who would fight back during mating--and don't forget, dog fights go on for hours because it is "to the death".
These are only 2 of his victims. The one on the left is Gypsy, I could not find a name for the other.  Vick did say he was sorry--yeah--sorry that he got caught. The NFL took him back and all is forgiven--because, after all, they were only dogs and he is such a great quarterback. 
 For all of you who look up to Michael Vick as an amazing football player--Please read Angel's post and tell your kids the real truth about this sick  piece of garbage.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Israels "Neighbours"

The world loves to blame the Jews for everything that goes wrong in the world. We listen to the cries of  "if only the Jews would give the PA their own state there would be peace" on a daily basis. Really? As recently as 26 October 2010, while in Bethlehem, President Abbas was photographed with a stone model of the map of Palestine--that competely obliterates Israel! This is not a man who wants to make peace. What he says to the gullible English speaking world has no relevance at all to what he is saying in Arabic. Yet regardless how many pictures like  this,  or translations of his vile speeches are published, the world of the politically correct remains oblivious.

The clip below is of our neighbours in Gaza (Hamas) who are part of the "Palestine" that Israel is supposed to make peace with. The one thing I can say for Hamas is that they are at least honest and openly declare their desire to wipe Israel from the earth.

This film is circa 2008, but I can tell you that things have gotten substantially worse--all thanks to the useful idiots of the EU, the muslim-owned UN, and  even the good old US of A--who rush to give billions of dollars to  support a non-existent entity with no direction. There were no Palestinian People until Egyptian born terrorist Yasser Arafat came along and started spouting his lies. That he was given a Nobel Peace Prize while funding the murders of Jewish civilians is a travesty. A master of deceit he started the myth, and now, slowly, methodically history is being re-written to create an historic people--even though their own leaders have stated that: “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, ‘Palestinians’, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism.”

To this day the foundational charter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization--PLO, states that "the liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence" and that "armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine and is therefore a strategy and not a tactic". Despite repeated Palestinian commitments from the late 1990s on to annul these sections of the covenant, it was never officially changed. It should be noted that All of Israel's neighbours carry similar statements in their Charters.
Watch and Think--if they get their way Israel will be destroyed Israel--and if Israel is no longer here, these people will move on to their next target--and eventually it will be your neighbourhood!.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

A Travesty of Human Rights

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have both been appointed to the board of the new UN agency for the equality and empowerment of women world wide. This is so evil I am without words, however. Pat Condell knows just what to say. I don't agree with all of his opinions (he is an admitted aetheist), but he has a way with words and an ability to to "say it like it is". In this case I think he is spot-on. Enjoy--and Think About It!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

What is The Key to Happiness and Goodness?

I happened upon a series of clips on a variety of topics. They are short and concise, and although I may not agree with all the points there are some that do make one think. Do listen to this one to the end--you may be surprised!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Jewish Conversions~Is There a Problem?

This is will be the first of a series I am preparing on conversions. I am still working on the order to present it all as I am not only going to refer to the "laws" but I will be giving stories of those who have and are undergoing conversion. 
One of the most amazing things to me is the number of people who want to convert to Judaism! Turn on the news or browse the internet and you would think that the Jews were the plague of the world! So, why do so many want to join us?
Israel is full of those who are trying to "find themselves", and many think that the way to do it is with conversion. Sadly, for the vast majority this is a very big mistake! I watch people who come on vacations and feel "uplifted" believing this is a "calling". I suspect that this is a type of Jerusalem Syndrome--a typical reaction.

Like anything new, Judaism can appear attractive and even preferable to all else, but there is so much more than just "feeling". I have met numerous people who claim "Gd spoke to me"--and to them I say that maybe you need to speak to a professional.
Being Jewish is work. It's not like xtians who dunk themselves in a tank and voila--reborn! To become a Jew means to become part of the Jewish people and accepting the rules of Halacha upon yourself--forever. And, yes, a large portion of Jews do not observe these rules, but they were born Jewish and Gd will judge them separately. Harsh? Maybe, but the fact is there are untold numbers of people who undergo conversion, move to Israel and then carry on with their old lifestyle because they had no intention of giving up their idolatrous ways. There are no real "conversion police" these people still have a problem. You see, you can fool yourself, your neighbours and maybe even a beit din--but Gd will always know--and in the end your soul is not Jewish and you are nothing but a fraud.
A Halachic Orthodox conversion. Which means study, testing and a lifetime commitment to a different lifestyle--all the time, every day--whether you feel like it or not. This means  no cheese on your burger and no bacon at all and although there will be no thunder or bolts of lightening--you should not undergo conversion if you are not prepared to learn and accept this on yourself.
More to follow...

Lies and Hate From the Arab World

This letter is making the rounds in the email world. For those of you who have not read it I have decided to post it. I cannot swear to the authenticity, but, the content is right on the money. It is supposedly written to Helen Thomas by Brigitte Gabriel, author of Because They Hate. Please read and learn--and give some thought to what your children are being taught!
(Ed: Bold, Italic Emphasis are mine)

From One American Lebanese Journalist To Another~Dear Helen:
With a great deal of disappointment I watched your interview, replayed over and over on television, in which you said that Jews should go back home to Poland and Germany. I find it both appalling and unsettling that someone with your level of journalistic accomplishment would lack a basic knowledge of Middle Eastern history. (Ed: She first said the Jews should get the hell out of Palestine--She was speaking to 2 Jewish boys wearing Yarmulkes (skull caps) and a Rabbi!---Please Watch the original clip at the end of this post)
So please allow me to make the case as to why Israel has a historical, legal and moral right to exist as a Jewish state in the Middle East.
According to the Arab-Palestinian-Muslim narrative, Israel is an alien colony recently planted in the Arab world by American and European imperialism. This narrative recognizes no history prior to the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880s, and emphatically denies any ancient historical connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. This is the central lie, offered to justify uncompromising opposition to Jewish national rights. It is almost as if they actually expect people to think the word Israel was invented in modern times. What is alarming is that their increasingly successful rewrite of history has taken hold in minds supposedly as informed as yours. (Ed: Many online articles are being re-written with lies claiming the  ancient culture of the Palestinians and non-existence of the Jews, while the Waqf is digging up and destroying ancient artifacts on the Temple Mount--there is a systematic attempt to cleanse the Jewish Presence in the Holy Land)
The historical truth is carved in Egyptian stone. According to a well-known hieroglyphic inscription, the tribes of Israel were a significant, established presence in Canaan no later than 1212 BCE. There is a vast body of archaeological evidence that demonstrates the ancient Israelite/Jewish presence in Israel/Judea as far back as 925 BCE. This historical presence is verified in the ancient records of the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Moslem Empires. The Arab conquest did not occur until 638 CE (AD). An exercise in elementary arithmetic reveals that the Jewish people were there eighteen and one-half centuries before the arrival of the Muslim Arabs.
Despite being conquered many times, the Jewish people have had a constant, uninterrupted presence in the Land of Israel for over thirty centuries. The Arabs and Islam have been there less than fourteen centuries. It has conveniently been forgotten that the Jews and Christians were there first.
Furthermore, in the thirty centuries preceding the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, there have been only two periods when there was an independent, internationally recognized state in the area that now comprises Israel. Both of them were Jewish states. Even when this land was part of the Arab empire (638 CE/AD through 1099 CE/AD), there was never an independent Arab state in Palestine, by that name or any other. (Ed: There was no Palestinian People, Language, Culture, Arts or Literature--Not One Single Book!)
No wonder Arabs are donating millions of dollars to US colleges for Middle Eastern schools of study. They have a lot of hard historical evidence to rewrite in the young minds of students, most of whom enter college with little or no knowledge of ancient Middle Eastern history.
The Jewish people have a distinct national identity. Religion is only one of the unique characteristics that defines this national identity. In addition, the Jewish people have a separate and distinct language, culture and customs, with a documented history of development over the past three thousand years. The Jewish people have created a vast body of art and literature, both secular and religious, which reflects the connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, written when the descendants of the Maccabees ruled an independent Judea, demonstrate that the Jewish people, both in the Holy Land and in exile all over the world, have been reading and writing secular and sectarian literature in the same distinct language for over two thousand years. (Ed: Recently Jordan claimed they were part of their ancient culture!)
In contrast, the Arabic language and culture and the Muslim religion of the Palestinians are essentially indistinguishable from the wider Arab world. Prior to the mid 1800s there is no trace whatsoever of uniquely Palestinian art, literature, music, or any other manifestation of a distinct culture. If you find this hard to believe, try to think of one Palestinian book, or author, or artist, from the year 1300 through the year 1800. That's a period of 500 years.
There must be one book written by a Palestinian Arab author. There must be one painting by a Palestinian Arab artist. Guess what? There are none.
If you still don't believe it, ask a Palestinian nationalist or a Columbia University professor of Middle Eastern history to name one. The most honest response you will get is silence. The most likely response you will get is a lie.
People can propagate lies but they cannot erase historical facts. For more historical facts about the Palestinians and how they destroyed your own country of heritage, Lebanon, and how the Israelis helped and protected the Christians during the war, I invite you to pick up a copy of my New York Times bestseller Because They Hate. It's never too late to learn and catch up on history, even at 90...

Ed. Note: The picture to the right is taken from an article I read on the Bare Naked Islam site. Do go there and read the whole thing, and while you are at it look at the other great articles.

Here is the Original Clip of the Interview:

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Middle East Problem in a Nutshell

I don't know much about the producer of this--but he has managed to capture the truth with a minimum of effort. Have a look!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

What's Happening to Canada?

Lately I have been reading some very scary articles. They include stories of people not allowed to fly a Canadian flag in front of their home.

Meanwhile, some lunatics in Edmonton claim white Canadians “have likely harmed non-white people with our own whiteness.” So, now, just what are white people supposed to do? I shudder to even think of what these morons will promote next.

And I just couldn't leave out those loons "Queers against Israeli apartheid"--Huh? Do they even realize that in every muslim country they would be beaten, hung, or both  (or worse) for being gay? I bet these two teenage boys would question the sanity behind QAIA.

While they demonstrate to boycott Israel did they even bother to check facts? It is the only country in the Middle-East where gays live freely including being allowed to adopt--just ask all the muslims who sneak into Tel Aviv.

The latest group of idiots reared their heads to desecrate those who put themselves on the line for this country and freedom everywhere. The are challenging the traditional "Red Poppy". There are many stories of the "origin". It  began in  November 1918 with one woman's pledge to keep the faith. By 1921 a group of widows suggested they be sold as a means of raising money to aid those who were incapacitated as a result of the war and by 1923, the Red Poppy was recognized, along with the poem  In Flanders Fields, around the world.

Now they want to desecrate  November 11th, by pushing the "white poppy" for peace--to do away with all that war crap, because as they say "you don't have to go to war to get peace". I suppose, however, the enemy we are fighting is only interested in domination and I sure as hell will never wear a garbage bag over my head and live as an animal and call it peace!  Wake up Canada! Political Correctness is going to destroy everything that made you great!

I ran across a great article called Lest We Forget  found on the blog of Lumpy, Grumpy and Frumpy. Do take the time to check it out--I quote "Nineteen Canadians in uniform and one civilian have died in Afghanistan since Remembrance Day 2009. This is followed by the names which are in fact links to a personal page with photo and full story. I found this abbreviated version at the National Post.
We must Never Forget Their Sacrifice!

Lt. Nuttall, of Victoria, BC, was an officer on his first tour to Afghanistan. His platoon was developing closer relationships with the local population, and he kept a blog for friends in Canada. While on patrol in Kandahar, he was killed in an IED blast.

Sgt. Miok of Edmonton was a combat engineer
on his second Afghan deployment. He was also
a bartender and teacher in his native Edmonton.
He was killed, along with three other soldiers and
a journalist, by a roadside bomb on December 30, 2009.


Sgt. Taylor of Yarmouth, N.S., was an artillery soldier on his first deployment. He was also a team leader in his local search and rescue team. Sgt. Taylor died on December 30, 2009, when his armoured vehicle hit an IED.


Cpl. McCormack was an infantry soldier with
the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. He was on his
first deployment and had volunteered to go
to Afghanistan. Cpl. McCormack died on
December 30, 2009, when his armoured
vehicle hit an IED. He left behind a fiancee.


Pte. Chidley of Langley, BC was killed when the armoured vehicle he was driving hit an IED. As a teenager, he earned a pilot’s license, but chose to become an infantry soldier instead of a pilot.


Ms. Lang was on a six-week assignment
when she was killed alongside four
Canadian soldiers on December 30, 2009.
The Calgary Herald reporter won a National
Newspaper Award in 2008 for best beat reporting.
It was her first time covering combat.


Sgt. Faught of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, was described as a career soldier and a father figure. A soldier with 23 years of experience, he was on his sixth overseas deployment, three of which were in Afghanistan. Sgt. Fought was killed by a landmine on January 16.


Cpl. Baker was an infantry soldier with the
Loyal Edmonton Regiment. He had re-enlisted
after briefly leaving the army. He hoped to become
a police officer when he returned. Cpl. Baker died
in an accident during a training exercise
northeast of Kandahar on February 12.


Cpl. Fitzpatrick of Prince George, BC, died from wounds that he sustained two weeks prior. It was his first tour. He was surrounded by family at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, when he died on March 20.


Pte. Todd of Bright, Ontario,
was on his first tour when he died.
Fellow soldiers described him as a practical joker,
but also as someone they could depend on.
He was killed in an IED blast on April 11.


Petty Officer Blake of Simcoe, Ontario, was a naval clearance diver. The married father of two had been in Afghanistan for a few weeks, defusing explosives when he was killed in an IED explosion on May 3.


Pte. McKay was killed two days before
his first deployment finished. Growing up,
he knew he wanted to be a soldier and spent much
of his time camping and fishing. Pte. McKay was
killed in an IED blast on May 13.


Col. Parker was the highest ranking soldier killed in Afghanistan. He was a married father of two and the former commanding officer of 2nd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment. He was killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul on May 18.


Trooper Rudd of Brantford, Ontario,
was an armoured crewman and described
as “a gentle giant.” On May 24, he was
killed during a combat resupply mission,
when his armoured vehicle hit a
makeshift landmine southwest of Kandahar City.


Sgt. Goudreault of Sudbury, Ontario was a combat engineer on his fifth deployment. He was a 15-year veteran in the military and known as “Marty” to friends. He was killed in an IED blast during a foot patrol on June 6.


Sgt. MacNeil of Glace Bay, NS, was killed in
an IED blast on June 21 while on patrol in
the Panjwaii District. It was his fourth tour
in Afghanistan. He had a fiancée and
was described as “the life of the party.”


Master Cpl. Giesebrecht of Wallaceburg, Ontario, was a medic and on her second deployment to Afghanistan when she died on June 26. She was accompanying troops who were going to defuse a mine when her vehicle detonated an IED. She left a husband behind.


Pte. Miller of Sudbury, Ontario, was
traveling with Master Cpl. Giesebrecht
when he died. From a young age,
he would create his own first aid kits
and decorate his room with camouflage patterns.
Colleagues described him as a “superior medic.”


Sapper Collier of Bradford, Ontario, was on his first tour when he was killed by an IED on June 24. Earlier in his tour, he distinguished himself by clearing an area for medics at the scene of a roadside bombing, despite being injured himself.


Cpl. Pinksen of Corner Brook, Newfoundland,
died at a military hospital in Germany,
after being wounded in an IED blast
eight days prior. According to friends and
family, he craved adventure and joined
the reserves in high school.
He was on his first tour.

Take the time to look  closely at each face--these are real people with mums and dads, sisters, brothers, spouses and children. Read about who they were and the horrible way they were taken from this world--Then remind yourself that each one of them died so those who now desecrate their memories would have the freedom to do so. 

I am all for freedom of speech, but not when it is used to destroy those very freedoms. I am sick to death of seeing throw-backs from the dark ages streaming into free, democratic nations, sucking the life out of the medical and social welfare systems while calling for an end to freedom and justice.  I say to them all--if you don't like our freedom, justice or democracy--then go back to where you came from. Feel free to fatwa this.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Notes of Interest

 With so many bloggers out there it is increasingly difficult to be "original". When I write about something it is because I have had an experience or I feel it is important for others to know. Sometimes I take the lead from another post--and I always include the links to allow you, the readers, to go to the original poster. Some things I just do not attempt to write about--other than to give a reference because I cannot do the topic justice.
One such topic is the Haredi world. While I have some experiences to relay, I am by no means expert. If you want to learn more about the Haredi society I urge you to rely on someone who is knowledgeable. In this case I direct you to Shearim (English) and if you are a German speaker go to  Hamantaschen (German). Also for German Speakers, I recommend Leben in Jerusalem (German). The author spends a great deal of time traveling to the various places in the blog and writes from personal experience--not just from reading a book or surfing the net. 
There are many other great blogs out there and from time to time I will post comments. Let me know if there are topics you are interested in reading about. In the meantime, have a Shabbat Shalom!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Ten Milliion Dollar "Turkey"

Hat tip to Muqata--please take the time to go to his site and read the entire  review. One  of the highest budget films ever made in Turkey (over 10 millions dollars), will hit theaters in November in about 100 countries around the world. "Valley of the Wolves: Palestine,". Supposedly inspired by the May 31st Mavi Marmara Terror-flotilla ship, intercepted on the way to Gaza, this is a great example of how doctoring film is done. Paint guns become machine guns, and the murderous thugs aboard the ship become innocent peaceniks. 

Quoted from Muqata: The childish plot depicts a "Delta-Squad" of elite Turkish commandos arriving in Israel to "take revenge" for the deaths of the Flotilla terrorists, killed by IDF soldiers. Their "target" is an eye-patched Israeli officer, Moshe Ben Eliezer, who "planned and managed the raid" of the Mavi Marmara. Of course, many people planned it, but why let facts get in the way of a pathetic Turkish film?
I won't bother to repeat the whole story, but it was the people of Gaza who actually reported that the "Humanitarian Aid" unloaded from the peace "flotilla"  to Gaza consisted of outdated, useless  medicines, and a  lot of junk.   But the world would rather vilify Israel. Go figure.

Here is a clip from the "blockbuster" movie.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

72 Years Since the Kristallnacht Pogrom

During the evenings of November 9th and 10th, 1938, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed.

The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem is holding a ceremony and symposium to mark 72 years since the Kristallnacht pogrom. The pogrom was named for the broken glass that resulted when the Nazis unleashed a series of riots against the Jews in Germany and Austria.

German and Austrian ambassadors will participate in the symposium. The program is in Hebrew with translation into English available, and includes lectures on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial, as well as Holocaust Survivor Artists from Central Europe. There will also be memorial ceremonies held at  noon and at 5:30pm. Rabbi Mordechai Neugroschel will speak in the Yad Vashem Synagogue. He is is a well known lecturer and educator in Eretz Israel. He speeches in Hebrew and English reach a wide range of Israeli audiences.

Over the years the organizers of Yad Vashem have created one of the most complete centers for Holocaust information. I hope to post more on this amazing institution at a later date.

They now have a website where you can learn about the Shoah, and even search the database for names of Shoah victims.
Do visit their on line section dedicated to the  Kristallnacht Exhibition called It Came From Within.  You will find pictures and stories of the people who lived and died during those terrible nights. 
The sad truth is that the evil of antisemitism is rising around the world once again. Israel and the Jewish people are being blamed for all the ills of the world. 

While Christians are being slaughtered in every Muslim country in the Middle East, the mainstream Media  either ignores the atrocities, refuses to name the perpetrators or promotes the view that this would not be happening if Israel would only give up their country. I listen to BBC and their biased reports bear no resemblance to what is happening here in Israel. They maintain a policy that is completely  against Israel and consistently invite only those who share their antisemitic views. I don't know which is more disturbing, the fact that they are funded by public taxes or that they are heard around the world!

Sadly, even those in Germany have once again joined in the hatred towards Israel and the Jews. There was an article in the New York Times pointing out that the keynote address this year for the commemoration of the Kristallnacht pogrom at Paulskirche (a former church in Frankfurt that is a symbol of German democracy), will be delivered by Alfred Grosser, who was born in the city 85 years ago. Last year, he published a book called “From Auschwitz to Jerusalem,” in which he suggested that Germany was not critical enough of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians because of the legacy of the Holocaust. A "Pro Palestinian" Jew, he rails against Israel. It should be noted that he lives in France, where his family fled in 1933

Today there are many, many Jews both in Israel and abroad who jump on the podium to vilify Israel. Just as there were Jewish Kapos in the concentration camps, these people bring shame to themselves and disgust to those who must witness their blather.

The violence today has nothing to do with land--it is totally about the evil rise of Islam and their bid to conquer the world to establish a new Caliphate. Read and be informed.

We must stand up and say Never Again to those who would deprive us of the freedoms that so many have died for. As we remember the horror of Kristallnacht and what it brought to the world we mus ask; "If Israel falls...who is next?"

What You Should Know About Islam

For those of you who are interested in Truth this is a Must Watch movie. It is presented in six parts:
1]  There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet:Various commentators argue that Islamic violence stems from the teachings and examples of Muhammad and that the Qur'an prescribes and sanctions violence against non-Muslims. 
2] The Struggle: Walid Shoebat defines the word "Jihad" to mean the struggle to impose Allah's will over the earth, resulting in holy war against the non-Muslim world to bring it under the rule of Islam. 
3] Expansion: Bat Ye'or describes the expansion of Islam through conquest and presents historical evidence of enslavement and massacres of Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians and Hindus by Muslim invaders. 
4] War is Deceit:Robert Spencer and Serge Trifkovic discuss the Islamic principle of Taqiyya, Islamic dissimulation, which, the lecturers argue, enjoins Muslims to deceive non-Muslims to advance the cause of Islam.
5] More than a Religion: "Islamic law (Sharia)" governs every aspect of religious, political, and personal action, which amounts to a form of totalitarianism that is divinely enjoined to dominate the world, analogous in many ways to Communism". 
6] The House of War: The final part covers the division of the world into Dar al-Islam ("the house of Islam" or "the house of peace"), the land governed by the Islamic law, and Dar al-Harb ("the house of war"), the land of non-Muslims. According to the film, Muslims are enjoined to bring the Dar al-Harb under the control of Islam. The film argues, "Muslims in Western nations are called to subvert the secular regimes in which they now live in accordance with Allah's command."
This movie is filled with gripping historical facts. It reveals murder--not of Jews, but the systematic slaughter and eradication of Christians from the Middle East, the rapid spread of Islam and the politicians who spout the "Politically Correct" spin that Islam is just like any other religion. It is not! Educate yourself, and others--Please take time to watch here or at this link:

Monday, 8 November 2010

Conversion Woes

Channukah is one of my favorite times of the year, but for many converts it is a time of stress  as families gather each night to light their Menorah and celebrate.  Most converts come alone and must slowly develop friendships and community ties. Israelis are warm and welcoming, but when  you are without family, you can be lonely in the midst of a crowd and the  truth is, there is no quick fix for this.

What I see so often is people who, for whatever reason, want to convert to Judaism and live in Israel. Many have come on tours and have felt the "spiritual call". What they do not realize is that when you come as a tourist--usually in a group--you are seeing  Israel from the Christian viewpoint. Many of the conversion courts outside of Israel maintain this warm fuzzy view of the "Holy Land" and neglect to inform converts of the harsh realities on the ground. This is a large topic which I will come back to from time to time. In the meantime here are a few items to consider.

When you convert to Judaism you are rejecting all of your former beliefs. This means for example that you must believe in your heart and declare that Jesus was nothing more than a mortal man. He was not a prophet and definitely not the son of Gd. There is only one Gd.

As a Jew you become the child of Avraham and Sarah. You are no longer connected to your  former family. This can have varying effects on the individual. What if your mother dies? What about your children? At first it seems like "no problem" but that is wrong. If you choose to visit your family, how do you keep Shabbat? How do you keep Kosher--remember, you cannot eat from the dishes or pots in a house that is not Kosher. How do you daven? How do you explain to your family the changes you have undergone? If you say, well, I will not be observant  when I am there, you should never consider conversion!

Harsh? Maybe, but it is truth. When one truly embraces Judaism there are sacrifices. On a personal level the rewards are great, but for many the reality is shocking. If you are thinking of converting, do not do so lightly. Remember, you can't say--Ooops! I changed my mind. Stay tuned for more...

Before Your Next Vacation

I don't usually promote sites, but this is unique. When you follow the link  to:
Jerusalem Old City~Cardo
You will land on  the "tours" page. In the left column are cities names from around the world  in alphabetical order. Click any name for a beautiful tour of the city highlights, accompanied by music. Let me know if your city is there and if it is accurate!
I viewed Jerusalem and it is well done, though a few years old as it features our former mayor, Uri Lupolianski, but it is good. I will be doing some posting on Jerusalem  sites and places to see in Israel in the future.

If the tours aren't enough, scroll to the bottom of the city names and there is the word "Sortie". This takes you to the main index. Each selection is a different topic (ie) top models, music, etc. The music section for instance names artists and groups in the left column. Click on one and you are taken to a page of videos.

The site is in French, but part of what I found interesting was clicking around to see what is there. This is a fun site, but be warned--you may end up spending a lot of time roaming around!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Racist Muslim Paedophile Epidemic

This is a terrifying example of what political correctness gets us. The article and sources come from Vlad Tepes where you can find many videos that the mainstream media refuses to carry. Do watch the video, there is an interview of a girl who was also abused in this fashion. It is hard to read, watch and listen to--but until we begin to face reality these attacks will only get worse.

Note that the girls attacked were Christian and the attackers British Born Pakistanis (Muslims). Imagine the world press outcry had the girls been "Pakistani" and the attackers Christians. There are untold numbers of stories like this happening on a daily basis, but the Media is Silent! Also, when they can no longer avoid these types of stories they insist on calling these guys "Asians" to avoid saying anything bad about Muslims. We must wake up~our children's future is at stake. Here are excerpts from the article:

A gang of Asian (Muslim) ‘sexual predators’ were jailed yesterday for abusing white girls as young as 12. The five men preyed on their victims over several months and threatened them with violence if they refused their advances. One of the men branded his victim a ‘white bitch’ when she resisted, while a second smirked: ‘I’ve used you and abused you.’

The men, all British-born Pakistanis (Muslims), attacked the four girls in play areas, parks and in the back of their cars, Sheffield Crown Court heard. They gave them gifts and introduced them to their friends. The girls were abused so frequently that after many months it ‘became a way of life’. The girls, who were being monitored by social services, were eventually rescued by police and removed from their homes amid growing concerns for their safety.

Two of the men wept in the dock yesterday as they were jailed. Judge Peter Kelson QC told them: ‘I’ve listened to the backdrop of some of you sobbing--I have to say your weeping cuts no ice with me at all. ‘You had what you regarded as your fun, now you will take your punishment.’ 

The attacks took place in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, during 2008, the court was told. Khan, a mortgage adviser who owned a BMW, described his victim as a ‘little stick’ who looked as if she had not reached puberty. Despite this he told her he loved her and would spoil her like a ‘princess’.

During the seven-week trial the jury were told how the men drove around the streets looking for girls. The teenagers believed they were in relationships with the much older men. On one occasion Umar Razaq tried to pull the clothes off one of the 13-year-olds. When she resisted he pulled her hair and called her a ‘white bitch’. On another occasion Umar introduced the girl to his brother Razwan who had sex with her in his car. Afterwards he told her: ‘I’ve used you and abused you.’ When Ramzan was asked by police what age he was attracted to he later replied: ‘As long as they are not too young and they’re legal, that’s it.’

The authorities were alerted after some changes were noted in the behaviour of the victims and they were removed from their homes. Joyce Thacker, director of Rotherham’s children and young people’s services, said the girls were under child protection plans following family breakdowns or other issues with their behaviour.

‘When we pieced together a map of what was happening we stepped in very quickly to move these girls to a place of safety outside Rotherham,’ she said. ‘It started off as a grooming exercise by the men who became friendly with the girls, gave them gifts and introduced them to their friends.

‘When they got used to being abused it just became a normal way of life for the girls. It is akin to self-harm. ‘It was very dangerous. The girls could have faced death if the men weren’t getting what they wanted.’

Detective Sergeant Dave Walker, who led the inquiry, said: ‘One was only 12 when she met one of the men and started smoking cannabis and drinking and coming in late at night. ‘As it escalated the defendants were becoming more aggressive to the girls. ‘We basically have a group of young men who think it is all right to abuse young girls and they just groomed them and isolated them from their families.’

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