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Bereaved father Kobi Sarusi on 5th day of hunger strike

Kobi Sarusi, who lost his 14 year old daughter, Linoi Sarusi, to a terrorist attack in October 2002, wears a pendant engraved with daughter’s picture and protests in a hunger strike opposite the PM’s residence against Social Security Administration. Jerusalem, Israel. 5-Apr-2012.

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Project “Hour Glass”: Building the Israel-Egypt border fence – Negev

The Israel-Egypt security fence, project name Hour Glass, is an attempt to stop illegal immigration of tens of thousands from Africa, terrorist infiltration and contraband smuggling into Israel. Now stretching 110Km aim is 230Km by December.

Egyptian military lookout post on Egyptian side of border adjacent to new Hour Glass fence erected on Israeli side. Negev, Israel. 3-Apr-2012.

General Eran Ophir, Head of Hour Glass Project Administration, surveys progress along the new Hour Glass security fence. Negev, Israel. 3-Apr-2012.

New “Hour Glass” Israel-Egypt border fence is 5 meters high and made of galvanized steel bars and mesh and reinforced with technical surveillance equipment. When completed it will stretch from the southern Gaza Strip to Eilat. Negev, Israel. 3-Apr-2012.

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Summing Up The Week…

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“Shalechet”, fallen leaves, a work in progress since 1997 by Menashe Kadishman on display at The Tel Aviv Museum of Art on ‘Art Weekend’, launching Tel Aviv’s ‘Art Year’ with major art projects artistically flourishing the city. Tel-Aviv, Israel. 22-Mar-2012.

Jezebel IV by Jonathan Hirschfeld on display at RAWart Gallery on ‘Art Weekend’, launching Tel Aviv’s ‘Art Year’ with major art projects artistically flourishing the city. Tel-Aviv, Israel. 22-Mar-2012.

The Ramatayim Men’s Choir, conducted by Richard Shavel Tzion, in Rainbow Of Music presented by the Jerusalem Performing Arts Festival and the Malki Foundation in memory of Malki Roth, murdered in August 2001. Jerusalem, Israel. 25-Mar-2012.

Tenor Guy Mannheim performs in Rainbow Of Music presented by the Jerusalem Performing Arts Festival and the Malki Foundation in memory of Malki Roth, murdered in August 2001. Jerusalem, Israel. 25-Mar-2012.

Ten years to the Park Hotel massacre OneFamily Organization leads a memorial ceremony for families of victims of deadliest terror attack in Second Intifada that claimed 30 lives and injured 140 on Passover Eve. Netanya, Israel. 27-Mar-2012.

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger takes part in a memorial ceremony for families of victims of deadliest terror attack in Second Intifada that claimed 30 lives and injured 140 on Passover Eve 2002. Netanya, Israel. 27-Mar-2012.

South African born, Reverend David M. Neuhaus SJ, serves as the Latin Patriarchal Vicar of the Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel. Father Neuhaus, born Jewish to refugees of Nazi Germany, speaks of the Christian community in Israel. Jerusalem, Israel. 28-Mar-2012.

Father Juan Maria Solana LC, charge of the Holy See at Notre Dame in Jerusalem, pictured on the roof of Notre Dame overlooking the Old City, is the visionary behind an ambitious project erecting the Magdala Center in the Galilee. Jerusalem, Israel. 28-Mar-2012.

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“Revenge” Price-Tag Arson in Bet Tzafafa – Jerusalem

Yusuf stands by his torched car, somewhat in awe at the results of an alleged, extremist-Jewish, arson attack in Bet Tzafafa. Attackers left the Hebrew word "revenge" painted in red. . Jerusalem, Israel. 4th January 2012.

Extremist Jews allegedly burn two Palestinian-owned vehicles in the Arab village of Beit Safafa leaving the Hebrew word “revenge” painted in red. Jerusalem, Israel. 4th January 2012.

A memorial for nineteen Jewish victims of a terror attack that took place June 18th 2002 stands across the road from the scene of an alleged extremist-Jewish arson attack in Bet-Tzafafa. Jerusalem, Israel. 4th January 2012.

Just across the road from the scene of the crime stands a memorial for nineteen Jewish victims of a terror attack, mostly children on their way to school, that took place June 18th 2002 when a suicide bomber blew himself up on a bus in the peak morning rush hours injuring an additional seventy-four.

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Unboxing the iPad 2

1 dead, 25 injured, 3 seriously as a package containing 1-2 Kg explosive device exploded at phone booth next to Egged bus 74 opposite Binyanei Ha'uma near Central Bus Station in central Jerusalem. Police searching for more bombs in area. Car windows parked over 50 meters away shatter from force of blast. Jerusalem, Israel. 23/03/2011.

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Inside the ‘Freedom Flotilla’ on Fox News

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4223912/inside-the-freedom-flotilla/?playlist_id=87937

Once again I say:

Bravo to our soldiers who turned an impossible situation into a job well done!

Boo to their commanders for incompetence in planning a military operation!

You Erdogan, are just a lying hypocrite!

And Cowen, if you want to fuck with us, send the Rachel Corrie, or even better, come on over yourself! But prepare to be fucked!

Anyone know where I can get a “Fuck the Flotilla” t-shirt? Maybe a “Fuck Erdogan” T-Shirt?

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“Fuck the Flotilla” t-shirts?

Quoted with permission from:
Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought”

Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #235, May 31, 2010

Tell me who are your supporters/organizers and I’ll tell who you are!

Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center sheds light on the nature of Turkey’s IHH, the chief organizer of the flotilla to Gaza (http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/hamas_e105.htm):

1. The radical Islamic, anti-Western IHH – the chief supporter of the flotilla to Gaza – poses as a humanitarian relief fund (Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation), while supporting Hamas and several Jihadist organizations in Bosnia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Algeria, Chechnya, etc..

2. The IHH initiated a number of “humanitarian aid” convoys to anti-US Islamic terrorists in Iraq’s Fallujah Triangle.

3.  According to the Danish Institute for international Studies, IHH is connected to Al Qaeda and global Islamic terrorism. The Istanbul office of IHH was raided, and IHH activists were arrested, by the Turkish security services.  Explosives, IED (Improvised Explosive Device) manuals, weapons and Afghanistan-oriented documents were confiscated during the raid.

4.  According to a French intelligence report, Bulent Yildirim, the president of IHH, recruited “Jihad warriors” and transferred money, firearms and explosives to Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists in various countries. Yildirim made telephone calls to European “shelter apartments,” which were used by Islamic terrorists, including Abu el-Ma’ali, known as “Junior Ben-Laden.”  IHH produced documents, which facilitated air travel by Islamic terrorists, posing as relief workers. IHH was connected to Ahmed Ressam, an Islamic terrorist, who attempting to smuggle 1320 pounds of explosives and plant them at the Los Angeles International Airport.

5.  Bulent Yildirim embraced the world view of the Muslim Brotherhood (the mentor of Hamas in Gaza) and has been a systematic supporter of – and collaborator with – Hamas. He has transferred significant amount of money to Hamas and its “charitable societies” and has promoted – during major Hamas events in Turkey – armed struggle against the Jewish State.

THE CONTEXT OF THE “GAZA FLOTILLA”:

1.  Gaza is a bastion of Iran and Syria-supported Hamas terrorism, launching thousands of missiles at Israel, kidnapping Israel’s Gilad Shalit and smuggling into Gaza terrorists, more precise and longer range missiles, explosives and other lethal elements. Efforts have been made to minimize such smuggling via Sinai and from the Mediterranean.

2. Israel’s aim of cooperation was demonstrated by Jerusalem’s offer to allow the “Gaza Flotilla” to reach its destination (in spite of the daily flow to Gaza – via Israel – of food, oil, cement and multitude of products) following a thorough examination of its content.

3.  The “Gaza Flotilla” aim of confrontation was demonstrated by its rejection of Jerusalem’s offer and by the handguns, knives, screwdrivers, iron pipes and a gun employed by terrorists on board. Confrontation has been the goal of the “Gaza Flotilla,” as evidenced by the campaign of anti-Israel incitement carried out by its personnel and sponsors.

4.  The Israeli soldiers were prepared for a peaceful-takeover in face of (erroneously-assumed) civil disobedience.  Therefore, they were equipped with paintball guns as the primary weapon and handguns as an emergency weapon, to be used only if facing death. They resorted to handguns in response to an attempted lynch by the scores of terrorists, who assaulted the soldiers with iron pipes, knives, screwdrivers and a gun. Handguns were snatched from soldiers, by the lynching mob, and were directed at the soldiers. Five boats were taken over peacefully and one (with 600 passengers) became an arena of confrontation between Israeli soldiers and terrorists. Israeli restraint minimized fatalities among terrorists.

5.  The responsibility for the fatalities and casualties lies at the doorstep of the IHH, other supporters of the “Gaza Flotilla,” the UN and multitude of governments, which could – but would not – stop the Flotilla.

6.  Would NATO allow a “humanitarian aid” convoy, organized by the radical Islamic anti-Western IHH, to travel unchecked to a Taliban stronghold?! Would Germany, Italy or France allow such a convoy to reach “Baader Meinhoff”, “Red Brigade” or “Action Direct” terrorist strongholds?

7.  The “Gaza Flotilla” highlights the role of the Jewish State as the outpost of Western democracies in face of Islamic terrorist offensive.  De-legitimizing and weakening Israel – the role model of counter terrorism – would be a tailwind for Islamic terrorists – the role model of international terrorism – facilitating their assault on the Free World. It’s not a clash over Gaza; it’s a clash of civilizations!

And I say:

Bravo to our soldiers who turned an impossible situation into a job well done!

Boo to their commanders for incompetence in planning a military operation!

You Erdogan, are just a lying hypocrite!

And Cowen, if you want to fuck with us, send the Rachel Corrie, or even better, come on over yourself! But prepare to be fucked!

Anyone know where I can get a “Fuck the Flotilla” t-shirt?

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cry of the celts

dolmen, neolithic burial tomb, october 2007, donegal, ireland

Wikipedia –

The History of Ireland began with the first known human settlement in Ireland around 8000 BC, when hunter-gatherers arrived from Britain and continental Europe, probably via a land bridge. Few archaeological traces remain of this group, but their descendants and later Neolithic arrivals, particularly from the Iberian Peninsula, were responsible for major Neolithic sites such as Newgrange. Following the arrival of Saint Patrick and other Christian missionaries in the early to mid-5th century, Christianity subsumed the indigenous pagan religion by the year 600.

 

celtic cross, october 2007, sligo, ireland

From around 800, more than a century of Viking invasions wrought havoc upon the monastic culture and on the island’s various regional dynasties, yet both of these institutions proved strong enough to survive and assimilate the invaders. The coming of Anglo-Norman mercenaries under Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, nicknamed Strongbow, in 1169 marked the beginning of more than 800 years of direct English involvement in Ireland.

 

celtic cross, october 2007, louth, ireland

the whole of ireland was occupied and ruled by great britain for over 800 years. the descendants of ancient celtic tribes were robbed of their land, self government, pride and basic human freedoms. hundreds of years of british plantation and manipulation reduced the majority of the irish population to a life of peasantry in the 19th century, subordinate to greedy landlords – 8 million people totally relying on … a potato.

irish farmer, october 2007, sligo, ireland

in 1845 a fungus attacked the only source of food available to a poor rural population, most of them living in mud cabins. the worst european disaster of the 19th century, known as the irish famine, lasted 7 years and brought mass starvation. during these years the british rule showed total incompetence, dublin nobility continued partying and greedy landlords exported enough grain to have kept millions of irish alive. within 7 years the irish population fell by 3.5 million. exactly how many died and how many emigrated? nobody knows.

famine village, october 2007, donegal, ireland

the easter rising of 1916, lasting a week, devastating dublin and ending in the rebels’ surrender and execution of leaders expedited the 1918 war of independence and brought to the partition of ireland in 1921. northern ireland remained a part of the u.k., a state which discriminated the catholic irish as a matter of policy.

commemoration murial, october 2007, belfast

the troubles began in the late 1960’s. 30 years of bloody violence between republican and loyalist paramilitary groups, including the ira, the royal ulster constabulary (the police force of northern ireland at the time) and the british army. between 1969 and 2001, 3,523 people were killed as a result of the troubles, 1,855 of them civilians, 47,000 injured, 16,000 bombings, 20,000 imprisoned. quite an intifada!

a gate in the barrier, october 2007, belfast

almost unbelievably, on friday april 10th 1998, good friday, both british and irish governments signed the belfast agreement for the creation of a power-sharing executive body committed to the use of “exclusively peaceful and democratic means”. the agreement was endorsed by almost all northern ireland political parties. which, with great emotion, reminds me of a song from childhood – 

Last night I had the strangest dream,
I never dreamed before.
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war.
I dreamed I saw a mighty room,
The room was filled with men.
And the papers they were signing said
They’d never fight again.

And when the papers were all signed,
And a million copies made
They all joined hands and bowed their heads,
And grateful prayers were made.
And the people in the streets below,
They all danced round and round.
And guns and swords and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground.


international wall, october 2007, belfast

why the great emotion? because as an israeli living in a land of violent conflict, who has served in the army and been in wars, who is raising three children in this crazy part of the world, the eldest of which is now doing military service … there is hope! in this sense belfast was amazing! past enemies of decades living side by side in a modern city, sharing governing powers and responsibility for building the future, making a sincere effort together. not everything is perfect. the peace is tense. a barrier still divides parts of the city and the gates are locked every evening at 6 to prevent unnecessary friction. i felt the tension in the air, i could almost touch it. but everyone i talked to can voice only one thing – hope for lasting peace. yes, for me that causes a surge of emotion from deep inside.

hope for lasting peace, october 2007, sligo, ireland

as always, super quality prints and licensing options available.

nir, with thanks to david o’connor!

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