Archive for the ‘Israel’ Category
This needs no explanation. She is beautiful and speaks beautifully.
(Thanks to Atlas for suggesting.)
One doesn’t have to belong to the Abrahamic faiths to love Israel. Indians, specially Hindus – at least authentic Hindus, not the brainwashed dhimmis – will identify with the travails and triumphs of the Jewish people.
Congratulations to the people of Israel on the 63rd Anniversary of the founding of their glorious nation. Israel Forever.
(Video suggested by Atlas)
For readers who enjoy their history in movie form, the exciting story of the founding of Israel can be found in these great flicks:
Paul Newman starred in Exodus, based on a book of same name by Leon Uris. It’s long, detailed, wonderfully shot and delightfully told.
Another great movie introduction to the introduction of Israel to the world is a Kirk Douglas starrer Cast A Giant Shadow, another Hollywood triumph that also starred Yul Brynner and Frank Sinatra.
If you would rather read some wonderful books, over a week or two, either of the books by Leon Uris will do: Exodus or The Haj. Amazing books!
My heartfelt tributes to each and every person who keeps Israel a living reality each and every day.
The world needs Israel as a nation, as a people and as an icon of human conscience. Israel Forever!
Only Atlas could have said it better:
Support life, support love, support freedom, support Israel.
Am Yisrael Chai!
Its a beautiful thing. Sarah Palin’s itinerary this weekend.
A visit to India followed right on its heels by a visit to Israel.
Aye, aye, captain, oh my captain.
Here is a clip of her visit to the sacred worshipping wall (as prime minister Begin used to admonish us to refer to it). Or, the Kotel, as Yid with Lid advises.
Got to love Sarah. She didn’t mince words, just referred to ‘touching the corner stone of my faith’. How can you not adore this honest creature!
Now that the naughty amongst you have somehow gotten over the smoking hot news presenter in the above clip, head on over to the one and only Atlas, and read more. Baruch Hashem
Israel is the Sarah Palin of nations… hated unmercifully and irrationally simply for existing.
From a commenter at Caroline Glick’s blog.
Caroline Glick is no stranger to the readers of this blog, nor for that matter to readers that read blogs interested in Israel’s well-being.
This blog has expressed happiness before, when Atlas (Pamela Geller) referred to Sarah Palin’s utter goodness in wearing a US-Israel lapel pin during a recent political event. Palin is America, by Pamela Geller.
Atlas wasn’t the only one to note that lapel pin in Nashville.
So did Caroline Glick.
Here are some excerpts from a post by one of my favorite Zionists, Caroline Glick, who perchance happened to have grown up in the same area as president Barack Obama, but now lives mostly in Israel.
The politician who leads the populist opposition to Obama decided to make her most important speech since the 2008 election wearing a pin featuring the US flag and the Israeli flag.
Palin excoriated Obama on his handling of US foreign policy. Among other things, she noted that a year into his quest to appease dictators, America’s international standing is in shambles. “Israel, a friend and a critical ally, now questions the strength of our support,” she added.
Asked how Obama can win reelection in 2012, Palin responded, “Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decided really to come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do.”
DISTURBINGLY, IN spite of Palin’s extraordinary support for Israel, the American Jewish community overwhelmingly rejects her. As Jennifer Rubin noted in her article, “Why Jews hate Palin,” in Commentary magazine, Jews disapproved of Sen. John McCain’s choice of Palin as his running-mate by a 54 to 37 percent majority. The sneering broadsides published against Palin by leading American Jewish writers are legion.
Sarah Palin’s emergence as the mouthpiece of populist opposition to Obama presents Israel’s supporters – and particularly Israel’s Jewish supporters – with an extraordinary opportunity and an extraordinary challenge. Palin’s coupling of support for Israel with her populist domestic agenda marks the first time that support for Israel has been treated as a core, populist issue. The opportunity this presents for American Jews who care about Israel is without precedent.
Palin’s future in politics is unknowable. But what is clear enough is that today hers is the strongest single American voice opposing Obama’s foreign policy and the loudest advocate for supporting Israel and denying Iran nuclear weapons. For this she deserves the thanks and support of American Jewry.
“Sarah Palin’s Friendship”, by Caroline Glick
The article by Caroline Glick drew responses from across the spectrum, some very thoughtful, many full of affection for Sarah Palin.
A sampling of comments after the jump
Iran, the birthplace of modern Islamic revolutions and Jihadism – yes, that same Iran which held American embassy employees captive for 444 days, some thirty years ago – is now ready to make a bomb.
All that Iran needs is the blessing of supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanie.
…. should Ayatollah Khamenei approve the building of a nuclear device, it would take six months to enrich enough uranium and another six months to assemble the warhead. TIMES Online.
More excerpts from the London Times article:
Iran’s scientists have been trying to master a method of detonating a bomb known as the “multipoint initiation system” — wrapping highly enriched uranium in high explosives and then detonating it. The sources said that the Iranian Defence Ministry had used a secret internal agency called Amad (“Supply” in Farsi), led by Mohsin Fakhri Zadeh, a physics professor and senior member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Council.
The system operates by creating a series of explosive grooves on a metal hemisphere covering the uranium, which links explosives-filled holes opening onto a layer of high explosives enveloping the uranium. By detonating the explosives at either pole at the same time, the method ensures simultaneous impact around the sphere to achieve critical density……
Ehud Barak, Israel’s Defence Minister, last week reiterated that a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities was still an option, should the talks fail. Israeli officials estimate that a raid on Natanz and a nuclear facility at Arak, in central Iran, would set Iran’s nuclear programme back by two to three years.
An Israeli official said that Iran had poured billions of dollars over three decades into a two-pronged “master plan” to build a nuclear bomb. He said that Iran had enriched 1,010kg of uranium to 3.9 per cent, which would be sufficient for 30kg of highly enriched uranium at 95 per cent. About 30kg is needed to build one bomb…..
Robert Gates, the Defence Secretary, and General James Jones, the National Security Adviser, said that Iran had until the end of next month, when the UN General Assembly is to meet, to make a positive move towards engagement.
If Tehran fails to respond, Washington aims to build a tough international coalition to impose harsh sanctions focusing on petroleum products — an area where Iran is particularly vulnerable because it sends almost all of its crude abroad for refinement.
For those too young to remember what Iran represents to the collective consciousness of the USA, the world, and to muslims at large, this little primer on THE AYATOLLAH is well worth the time. Specially to all those, youthful, knee-jerk Bush-hating, oh so-idealistic youngsters, who think America IS evil: pay close attention to the Imam and his authoritarianism. His sway over the faithful. Watch.
UP-DATE — CAROLINE IN THE CITY!
More photos-report here.
What a setting, what a scenario!
Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro will be witnesses, mute monuments to the elegant and eloquent Caroline Glick, when she speaks in Chicago on Sunday, August 9, at the Noontime Rally for Israel.
It will take place at the Richard J. Daley Plaza (yes, it’s a public square in downtown Chicago named for the father of the current mayor).
The rally will take place Noon to 3:00 PM.
More rally information can be found at chicagoisraelrally.
You should go if:
Care about freedom, democracy and rule of law in the middle east;
Care about Israel, the spirit of survival; the Light of Jerusalem;
Truly wish to understand the dangers posed by militant Islam world wide;
Would like to see the middle east remain safe, stable and secure;
Believe in the American ideal of Liberty and Individuality.
Caroline Glick, On Jerusalem
Here is the inimitable Pam “Atlas” Geller with Caroline Glick.
Please, please, GO!