A couple was injured by gun fire last night as they drove their car on the road 557 near the Arab village Tulkarem. The elderly couple, Shaul and Rachel Nir, are residents of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, Jerusalem. They were visiting their grandchildren in the Yishuv Avnei Heifetz in the Shomron (Samaria).
Security forces arrived at the scene shortly after the attack and found Shaul critically wounded, and his wife suffered light wounds. The police investigating the incident found a ten shekel coin, shown in the photo, dented and having prevented a bullet from injuring the couple possibly more gravely. A real life Hanukkah miracle story for today.
In the wake of last week’s terror attack in San Bernadino, California, there have been calls from the right in USA to restrict entry from Syrians and other troubled countries.
Many have already pointed out the recent precedent set by Democratic President Jimmy Carter, who during the crisis with Iran in the late 1970s, denied Iranians entry to the USA.
Interesting to note that today, according to Wikipedia, there are 16 countries that do not permit entry to Israelis. Other than one of the countries on this list, sadly Malaysia, the other fifteen are radical Muslim (caliphates) countries. I say “sadly” Malaysia, as this young technologically savvy Asian nation really has no interaction with Israel, other than the fact that Malaysia is a Muslim country. Indonesia, another Asian muslim country, does permit entry to Israelis, but not to their universities. Continue reading “16 Countries Israelis Cannot Visit”
The Simpsons episode where Homer visits Israel includes one of the funniest scenes with a young Israeli girl beating up Bart Simpson using Krav Maga (The Israeli self-defense martial art). Continue reading “Krav Maga Simpsons vs. IDF”
“Jews Live here, and they will continue to live here forever”
Father Gabriel Nadaf
This courageous man is a religious leader of the Greek Orthodox Christian minority in Israel. The video includes a few of his visits to Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (The West Bank) to help show solidarity with his Jewish countrymen.
One of his visits included a stop at a winery that has been singled out by the EU European Union as a “food produced in the occupied territories”. The world needs more good men like Father Nadaf.
Good news for former US President Jimmy Carter. He announced this week that his melanoma cancer is in remission.
The experimental drug that he used Pembrolizumab, also known as Keytruda, was developed by an Israeli company, and clinically tested in Israel, where Melanoma occurrence ranks nearly highest per capita in the world.
Any chance that Carter will turn a softer tongue to Jerusalem?
In 1994, Adam Sandler changed the way we think about Hanukkah songs. When we were kids, the popular chant was “I had a little dreidel” and the like. Ask kids today, and most will rattle off the lyrics of one, if not all, of the Sandler tomes. David Lee Roth could never have imagined he’d be best remembered as someone who lights the Menorah. Continue reading “All Four Adam Sandler Hanukkah Songs”
Remember when we were in high school? If we wanted to know something, anything, about a subject, we needed to go to the library and research it.
Often the answer couldn’t be found. I remember thinking to myself as a kid, “How tall is Dave Kingman?” (former baseball player) and of course, for athletes, that type of information was easier to obtain. As a matter of fact, trading sports cards was a great way to store information about your favorite athletes. Nowadays, finding any bit of information (and sometimes, much more than you ever wanted to know) can be accomplished in seconds – even without typing a keystroke, thanks to talking search results on most smartphones. Continue reading “Hanukkah In The Internet Age”
Here’s evidence of what the holy places in Jerusalem would look like in the event that Palestinians were given control.
Jews would not be permitted near them. Those who attempted, and without the support of Israeli police to protect them, would be harmed, and possibly killed.
This is the reality at the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s old city.
Jews revere the Temple Mount as the holiest place on earth. The Torah says this is the place where Adam was created on this earth – the dawn of creation.
It’s also revered by Jews as the location of the Binding of Isaac and where the two Holy Temples sat.
The Arabs lay claim to this plateau as well, as the site of Islam’s third holiest (Al-Aqsa) Mosque.
In recent years, Palestinians have taken to harassing Jews who venture up to the Temple Mount. Even police protection is not enough for a Jew to stand peacefully there without being shouted at by mobs of Arabs. Other videos have shown the Arab women to get physical and push or kick Jews even in as they stand right in front of the Israeli border police. The Arabs know that the Israeli government has ordered the Israeli police on the Temple Mount to show ultimate restraint against Palestinian Violence, lest there be a world backlash. This double standard plays out on a daily basis. We gain a glimpse into this violent ritual, as this time an Arab proudly videos their violent ways for all to see, much as the Nazis did in the 1930s.
This amazing 2 minute video shows you incredible new technologies that are happening today thanks to Israel technology innovations. Things that were best left to Hollywood are now actually working in the real world here in 2015.