Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Life Savers

This is a subject that is, if you'll pardon the pun, close to my heart. It's yet another potentially life-saving device invented, somewhat unfortunately for the Arab Boycott and BDS supporters, by an Israeli. 

I presume that in their quest for Truth, Justice and the Palestinian way, they would under no circumstances allow such a device to be used either on themselves or any member of their family or friends. 

I mean, the fact that Israeli inventors and scientists have for many years now been inventing technology and improving on skills that have improved and saved many lives worldwide is merely a typo in the script of Israel-haters everywhere. 

In the meantime, for example, an Israeli charity called "Save a Child's Heart" is doing exactly that. Saving children's hearts. Children from all over the world are cared for in an Israeli hospital by Israeli doctors. 40% of the children who underwent cardiac surgeries are from Africa; 49% are from the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Iraq and Morocco; 4% are from Eastern Europe and the Americas and 7% are from Asia. 

To quote a friend of mine, or at least paraphrase him - for a country hell-bent on Genocide, Israel seems to be doing a pretty bad job, particularly if they're hell-bent on saving all these children.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Gilad - a citizen of the world?

You're the Prime Minister of Israel.

You have two choices.

1) You negotiate with terrorists, possibly releasing several hundred of their incarcerated, perhaps murderous "brothers". By so doing you release one, just one, captured Israeli soldier.

2) You don't negotiate, and this soldier, who's been held in solitary confinement for five years remains there even longer. 

Either way, you're breaking one of the most solemn promises held for generations by successive governments - either that of not negotiating with terrorists, or that of never leaving a soldier behind. 

I'm glad I'm not the Prime Minister of Israel.

As we approach the fifth anniversary of Gilad Shalit's capture by Hamas, one blogger has started a new initiative, campaigning for the Mayor of London to confer an honorary citizenship on Gilad, as several other cities worldwide have done. It may not bring about his immediate release, but it will raise awareness of Gilad's plight and highlight once again the evil that is Hamas. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


This video made the rounds some time ago, but as the voices calling for boycotts of Israeli goods increase, maybe it's time for a short, sharp, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, reminder.

The tone may be a little light-hearted, but the issues raised are deadly serious.

So, dear boycott sympathiser, can you really afford to be as politically correct as you claim to be?

Probably not. 

But you'll pretend to, anyway...  

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Occupied Territories?

A short video showing how the world's understanding of Judea and Samaria, or the so-called "West Bank" is flawed, not only historically, but legally too. Jerusalem is part of this disputed territory.

The video is in Hebrew, but there are English subtitles in the top left of the screen.

Well, that's another theory, or several, blown out of the water. It's not just a simple question of illegal occupation after all, is it now? 

It's forty four years since east and west Jerusalem were reunited. 

Forty four years of new Jewish history to add to the 3,000 years leading up to them. 

Forty four years in which each and every religious group has been allowed access to its holy sites and the freedom to worship. 

Forty four years of growth and expansion. 

Forty four years into the the realisation of two millennia of hope and prayer. 

Yom Yerushalayim Sameach. Happy Jerusalem reunification day.