26 — 29 August 2011

Arab Spring?

Arab Spring, antisemitism, anti-Zionism, Islamism, Israel, Egypt, Cairo  : Dry Bones cartoon.
The latest, from YNet:

Egyptians plan million-man rally against Israel

“Facebook groups call for mass protest outside Israeli embassy in Cairo, as protesters demand ambassador be expelled, embassy be closed

Egyptian daily al-Youm al-Saba’a reported Wednesday that Egyptian citizens have created groups on Facebook and other social networks calling for “a million-man protest” outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Friday.

The protesters say the focus of the demonstration will be the demand to have the Israeli ambassador expelled from Egypt and Israel’s embassy in the capital closed.” -more

And this from the National Review:

Annals of the Arab Spring: Al-Qaeda Launches from Egypt to Attack Israel

“In Egypt, where the public has always been predominantly ant-Israeli — in contrast to the Mubarak regime, which was pro-American and maintained the peace with Israel — demonstrations against Israel have broken out. Crowds are burning the Egyptian flag and one demonstrator scaled the 15-story wall of the Israeli embassy, tore down the Israeli flag, and replaced it with an Egyptian flag. “more

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

Hurricane Warnings

Islamism, Egypt, Libya, Christians, Jews, Arab Spring  : Dry Bones cartoon.
I love it when I can link two current news items together in one cartoon. Especially when they would seem to be totally unconnected.

Which is why I was delighted when, while watching all the sober, intelligent, American East Coast hurricane warnings, this cartoon occurred to me.

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

Quote of the Week

Sefer Charedim, 66:109

soup kitchen

. . .if you feed the poor person, you merit this life and the afterlife. . .

NOTE: Sefer Charedim was published in Venice in 1601, a year after the author died

Now I know why they call it “River Dance”


Weekly Review: August 28, 2011
Dear Friend of Jerusalem,
Here are the latest headlines from the One Jerusalem Blog:

British Leftist Paper Identifies the Temple Mount As Holy to Islam: There is an unholy alliance between the anti-Semitic Left and the anti-Semitic Islamic world. The British newspaper the Manchester Guardian is an influential and very biased journalistic rag which regularly targets Israel, the United States, and Tory leaders in Parliament . Just one example will… (read more)

Crush The Bones Of the Zionist Regime: Today, is the Iranian inspired Al-Quds day. In Iran, Pakistan, Germany, …. demonstrators shouted death to the State of Israel, death to the Jews. One Iranian minister said, “The Islamic communities should translate into practice the issue of Palestine and the rescue of… (read more)

No To A Jewish State: Since the death of Yasser Arafat, the international community (which includes the State of Israel) have promulgated the fiction that his successor, Mahmud Abbas was a Western style reforming moderate. Abbas helped establish this image with his Western style dress. In their… (read more)

Sincerely, The One Jerusalem Team

Is The P.A. Statehood Drive Good For the P.A? Not really. Let us count the ways.

Fought the Flotilla GOP frontrunner aided ‘pro-Israel lawfare’


The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.

We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens), an Exaltation of doves and, presumably because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.

Now consider a group of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates. And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?

Believe it or not ……. a Congress!

You can look it up!


A new take on a golden oldie:

While on vacation in Rome , I noticed a marble column in St. Peter’s with a golden telephone on it. As a young priest passed by, I asked who the telephone was for. The priest told me it was a direct line to heaven, and if I’d like to call, it would be a thousand dollars. I was amazed, but declined the offer.

Throughout Italy , I kept seeing the same golden telephone on a marble column. At each, I asked about it and the answer was always the same:

It was a direct line to heaven and I could call for a thousand dollars.
Then – I continued my tour and arrived in Israel. I decided to attend temple services at a local synagogue. When I walked in the door I noticed the golden telephone. Underneath it there was a sign stating: “DIRECT LINE TO HEAVEN: 25 cents.”

“Rabbi,” I said, “I have been all over Italy and in all the cathedrals I visited, I’ve seen telephones exactly like this one. But the price is always a thousand dollars. Why is it that this one is only 25 cents?”
The rabbi smiled and said,”You’re in Israel now. It’s a local call.”

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