23-24 March 2011

Kahane was right – no Arabs, no terror. The despicable bombing of the bus yesterday was an act of savagery by one or more sub-human species (my apologies to the animals).

The following was received from a friend at American Friends of Magen David Adam:



Last report from the terrorist attack that occurred in Jerusalem:


At 15.07 a big explosion had been heard in Jerusalem: a hidden bomb exploded at a bus stop close the Binyaney Ha’Uma.


MDA Jerusalem Dispatching center received many calls reporting casualties from the scene.

A total of 35 casualties had been evacuated to the four different hospitals of Jerusalem:

1 critically injured casualty

3 severe injured casualties

5 moderately injured casualties

26 lightly injured casualties

At 16.12, scene commander declared the end of the evacuation operations from the scene.

MDA emergency medical services on scene:


37 Standard Ambulances


MDA blood services supplied to the different hospitals in Jerusalem about 100 blood units and blood components.

MDA officials conducted live interviews from the scene to the international medias.

The photographs sent here are the use of Friend Societies only, and not to be distributed to the media.


The pictures are courtesy of Arik Nissimov – hnn.co.il

Gary Perl

Northeast Regional Director

American Friends of Magen David Adom

352 Seventh Avenue, Suite 400

New York, NY 10001

212.757.1627 866.632.2763

Fax: 212.757.4662





If we don’t laugh, we cry.

Perhaps they will be killed trying to escape. 2 Arrested in Jenin for Deadly Jerusalem Bus-Stop Bomb 2 Arrested in Jenin for Deadly Jerusalem Bus-Stop Bomb

Scary Movie

Libya, No Fly Zone, Gaddafi, NATO, bombing, Obama : Dry Bones cartoon.
You almost always know something about a movie before you see it. Is it a comedy, an adventure, a psychological thriller, science fiction, etc.

Many years ago I was in Tel Aviv for the day (I was living in Jerusalem at the time). I had been under a lot of pressure and was feeling the stress. I passed a little cinema house. I looked at the photos on display. The movie was called “All That Jazz”. “Hmmmm” thought I “A light-hearted musical, all singing and dancing. Just what I need to lift my spirits”

The film was the story of someone who was as exhausted as I was and as driven as I was. And he has a heart attack and dies.

So like everyone else, I’m watching the bombing of Libya and like everyone else I don’t know how this drama is going to end. But my gut feeling is that it wont end well. And we can’t change the channel or walk out of the movie house.

And I really hope I’m wrong!

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

Uncomfortable Truth (1991)

1991 Dry Bones cartoon Jonathan Pollard, American Jews, antisemitism, Jesse Jackson, America, American Blacks,

I drew today’s Golden Oldie twenty years ago this week, on March 21, 1991.

For me, the years have passed quickly. I suspect that for Jonathan that’s not true. No one else in the history of the United States has ever received a life sentence for passing classified information to an ally – only Jonathan Pollard. The median sentence for this offense is two to four years. Even agents who have committed far more serious offenses on behalf of hostile nations have not received such a harsh sentence.

If our community’s unforgivable lack of response to Pollard’s outrageous treatment was an uncomfortable truth back then, in 1991 …how much more despicable now, an unbelievable twenty years later, in 2011??!

To understand what happened, please click on Facts of the Pollard Case.

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

Yes, we have ice skating in Jerusalem! http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-ice-skating.htm

Ode to grandparents:

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change,
and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

Grandmothers are just ‘antique’ little girls. ~Author Unknown

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
~ Welsh Proverb

A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead
of the television.. ~Author Unknown

Never have children, only grandchildren. ~ Gore Vidal

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just
a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~ Pam Brown

Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because
Grandfathers have only so many horsy rides in them. ~Gene Perret

When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
~ Ogden Nash

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
you all day and now the day was complete. ~ Marcy DeMaree

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author unknown

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our
hearts forever. ~Author Unknown

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren,
I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse

My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after
two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret

If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should
advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is
no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith

It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother – that’s why the
world calls her grandmother. ~Author Unknown

Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing
old. ~Mary H. Waldrip

You do not really understand something unless you can explain
it to your grandmother. ~Proverb

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret

The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida . ~ Dave Barry

I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for
self-defense. ~Gene Perret

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas
are short on criticism and long on love. ~Author Unknown

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of
little children. ~ Alex Haley

Grandmother – a wonderful mother with lots of
practice. ~Author Unknown

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on
the inside. ~Author Unknown

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new
grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove

It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you
become one. ~Author Unknown

If your baby is ‘beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses,
sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the
time,’ you’re the grandma. ~Teresa Bloomingdale

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string – handy to have
around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their
grandchildren. ~Author Unknown

What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I’d like to say
that grandparents are God’s gifts to children. And if they can
but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they
can mature at a fast rate. ~Bill Cosby

Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old; it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother. ~G. Norman Collie

When Insults Had Class

These glorious insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words.

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:
She said, “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.”
He said, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”
“That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” – Winston Churchill

“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” Clarence Darrow

“He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” – William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I’ll waste no time reading it.” – Moses Hadas

“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” – Oscar Wilde

“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend…. if you have one.” – George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
“Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second…. if there is one.” – Winston Churchill, in response.

“I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.” – Stephen Bishop

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” – John Bright

“I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.” – Irvin S. Cobb

“He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.” – Samuel Johnson

“He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.” – Paul Keating

“In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily.” – Charles, Count Talleyrand

“He loves nature in spite of what it did to him.” – Forrest Tucker

“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?” – Mark Twain

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” – Mae West

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

“He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-postsfor support rather than illumination. ” – Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” – Billy Wilder

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” – Groucho Marx

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