2 February 2011

Happy Ground Hog DaySmile


anti Mubarak riots in Cairo Egypt take everyone by surprise : Dry Bones cartoon.
Sadly, for his entire Presidency, Mubarak squelched all sport and cultural exchanges with Israel, and prevented Egyptian tourism to the Jewish state. If he had allowed Egyptians to see and visit the free and democratic state next door, the “pro Democracy” riots would have broken out years ago …but the Moslem Brotherhood would not have been waiting to pick up the pieces.

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A thought: If the demonstrations sweeping the Middle East are the natural outpouring of a desire for freedom, why is it that they all seem to be targeting pro Western regimes? How come we’re not seeing thousands of demonstrators in the streets of the cities of the Iranian-aligned Syrian dictatorship?

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And what do you think?

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Why would they want to eat there anyway Arab Restaurant Fined for Turning Away Soldier  Haifa court fines Azad restaurant 5,000 shekels for refusing service to Kobi Dana, an IDF soldier in uniform.

Protest Outside Court Over Arrest of Hikers Who Fired Court judges will decide whether to release two Jewish hikers who were arrested Friday after they fired in self-defense at an attacking Arab mob.

Thumbs downObama Stands by Muslim Brotherhood Endorsement  For the first time, a US government supports granting a government role to an extremist Islamic organization: the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt


3 February 2011

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Election Trap

Egypt, Mubarak, Obama, Cairo, Moslem Brotherhood, Elections, Middle East, Islamists, Hamas, Gaza, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Ayatollah,Iran : Dry Bones cartoon.
Here in Israel, we are seeing idealistic and optimistic Egyptians being interviewed by Israeli reporters at demonstrations in Cairo. I couldn’t understand why those inspiring and pro-democracy interviews seemed both familiar and sad.

And then it hit me. 1984. The barrier between Israel and Lebanon had been replaced by a “Good Fence” gate. Lebanese citizens flooded into Israel. We saw idealistic and optimistic Lebanese being interviewed by Israeli reporters. We were all thrilled with the prospects for peace and real change. But I remember one depressing interview. A Lebanese schoolteacher said that he was visiting Israel while it was “still” possible to do so.

The “Good Fence” – 1984

The Good Fence is now a barrier between Israel and the forces of Hezbollah, the Islamist Iranian puppet in Lebanon.

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

‘Huckabee is the Number One Candidate’ The organizers of Governor Mike Huckabee’s trip to Israel this week explain why he’s the best Republican candidate for U.S. President.

Jimmy Carter being sued for alleged falsehoods  $5 million lawsuit against former US president alleges one of his books on Israel intended to deceive public, promote anti-Israel agenda. I guess the Libraries will have to move the book to the fiction section.

No more cigarette smoking in Times Square  Mayor Bloomberg praises law that will ban smoking in public places, in one of US’s strictest anti-smoking laws yet.

Mrs. Shayndel Feuerstein was the Rebitizen of the Suburban Torah Center where I was a member (and former president) before moving to East Brunswick. She bravely fought cancer for over seven years before finally succumbing in October of last year.

This is a message that Mrs. Feuerstein sent for the 2008 Chanukah Synagogue

Perspective….A message from Mrs. Feuerstein
A Story To Live By (Author Unknown)
There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind.
She hated everyone except her boyfriend. He was always there for her.
She told her boyfriend, “If only I could see, I will marry you.”
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to
see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, “Now that you can see the world, will
you marry me?” The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his
closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest
of her life led her to refuse to marry him.
Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying:
”Take good care of your eyes, my dear, before they were yours, they were mine.”
This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a few remember what
life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.
Life is like a gift
Today, before you say an unkind word –
think of someone who can’t speak
Before you complain about the taste of your food –
think of someone who has nothing to eat
Before you complain about your husband or wife –
think about someone who is crying out to G-d for a companion
Today before you complain about your children –
think of someone who desires children but they’re barren
Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn’t clean or sweep –
think of the people who are living on the streets
Before whining about the distance you drive –
think about someone who walks the same distance with their feet
And when you are tired and complain about your job –
think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wish they had your job
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another –
remember that not one of us is without sin
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down –
put a smile on your face and think;
you’re alive and still around!


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