Only In Israel

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Media hypocricy
I took this screenshot of foxnews a few weeks ago. I kept it till the next suicide bombign in Israel. That moment arrived, and I want to show you the difference between coverage of American deaths and Israeli ones.
Foxnews reports suicide bombing in baghdad:

And here's Foxnews reporting suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

The full screen shots can be seen here and here .
Now I'm not jumping at Foxnews, specificly. They have a decent coverage. More decent of most stations. But even they, don't view Israeli terror victims as they view American ones, and that worries me.
Human bomb is a better definition than "Homicide Bomber" if you ask me. Hope they embrace it.

Breaking News

This is just in. An explosion in a Tel Aviv cafe, right next to the American embassy. Some reports indicate 4 bodies at the scene. I will post regular updates on this situation.

UPDATE Web sources report 35 wounded, 7 are in critical condition. 4 dead.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Pancake Annie returns

Christian Sciene Monitor, considers it its duty to make a martyr out of the human speed bump formerly known as Rachel Corrie.

As for Corrie, the IDF says she was not run over by their bulldozer last month, contrary to eyewitness accounts, but crushed by blocks of concrete in a sand pile that the bulldozer was moving. Corrie's is the most inflammatory case, in part because there are harrowing photos of the event. The ISM has received a torrent of hate mail in the wake of her death, but it has also seen interest in their work soar. Where they once received three inquiries a day, now the group gets seven to 10.

The ISM's spokesman says that applicants have no illusions about safety. That's a good thing, says Snow. "Nonviolence doesn't mean you'll be protected," she says, citing Mr. Gandhi's call for "soldiers" who had the courage to fight without a knife or gun.

Ofcourse. It is the nature of non-violent resistance to HIDE WANTED TERRORISTS in your midst. I'm sure Ghandi would approve of that.
Also, CSM botheres to wash the "palestinian resistance" between 1978-1993 as "non-violent". Weird. There were dozens of plane hijackings. THOUSANDS of terrorists acts. And many Israeli, American and European victims. For CSM, pushing a guy in a wheel chair of Akila Lauro is "non-violent". Go fig.
My opinion of non-violent resistance BTW is very positive. As long as you back non violence on both sides, and as well as shielding palestinian tunnels smuggling whores and drugs (like Pancake Annie did), they should bother to ride Jerusalem city busses and eating in pedestrian malls cafes in the center of Netanya.

Scrape the terrorist

Woohoo.. looks like another hamas member has joined the "scrape my brains off the sidewalk" popular gameshow today. Can you FEEL the gene pool clearing?

Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is Holocaust Memorial day in Israel. Unlike worldwide Holocaust memorial days which are usually on the Auschwitz liberation day, Israel's Holocaust memorial day is on the Jewish date of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
The Jewish state, founded by holocaust survivors dedicates this day to remembering the victims of the Nazi killing machine. The entire educational system is dealing with the subject tomorrow, and a siren is heard tomorrow at 10 AM in remembrance of the six million of the murdered Jews who died, because they weren't the right color.
I'm not going into petty politics on such a day, and no, I'm not going to use Holocaust Memorial Day to trash European countries on remaining "old Europe", and I have every day to do so. What I am going to do is tell you about my journey to Poland and the Czech Republic.
I, like many other Israeli high school kids were offered in the 11th grade to join a delegation from out school to Poland and Czech. I always wanted to go there. ALWAYS. Yes, the economic price was high, but we've dealt. And so, on October 24th, 2000 we left, in 2 AM, from our school yard to follow the steps of our ancestors. Throughout the journey we've been to Terezinshtat, Auschwitz, Burkenao, Majdanek, Treblinka, Flashov ghetto, and many more. The journey began with showing us the history of the vast Jewish community in Eastern Europe, from it's beginning to its terrible end. The journey to Poland is one of the best things to EVER happen in my life. It is a journey anyone should take, Jewish or not. I've never been more proud to be a Jew or an Israeli as I returned from Poland. Sabbath night prayer isn’t the same when done in Krakow in a renewed synagogue. It's just not the same. I admit. I came back different. When I came back, I kissed the earth in the airport. Literally. I got on my knees and kissed the floor. Because nothing and I do mean NOTHING can ever compare to what I've seen there. So on this day I should say, remember, remember, remember and NEVER let the holocaust be forgotten.

Sunday, April 27, 2003

This is just in.

Breaking news. A shooting incident near Emmanuel, a settlment of ultra orthodox jews in Samaria in the West Bank. Details to follow...
Might be usefull to point out Emmanuel has been the victim of a horrendous bus attack. Might be the time to point out Emmanuel is a settlment housing ultra orthodox jews, most of them virulently anti-zionist nutcases... The next time palestinians claim they target "zionists", they should be reminded of targeting even those who ally with them against their berthren.
Update: Luckily only one woman was injured. Looks like no 72 virgins for this guy...

Reading Comprehension

After another debate with the loony toons on the left claiming iraq has won (and just to be honest, some right wing lunatics made that claim too) and that no WMD's were actualy found in Iraq, I'm here to teach them a little something called "Reading Comprehension". Say it slowly after me. That's it...
Now... let's start from the beggining.

April 5, 2003 -- U.S. forces across Iraq found dramatic new evidence of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction yesterday - poison-gas agents in a river, suspicious powder, and a training center for nuclear and biological warfare.
The Marines detected high concentrations of cyanide and mustard-gas agents in the Euphrates River near the city of Nasiriyah.

This comes from as early as April 5. Let's move a little further.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. Marines may have found weapons-grade plutonium in a massive underground facility discovered beneath Iraq's Al Tuwaitha nuclear complex, Fox News confirmed Friday.

Hmmm... still not getting the point? how about we try this.

WITH THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION, south of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), April 20 A scientist who claims to have worked in Iraq's chemical weapons program for more than a decade has told an American military team that Iraq destroyed chemical weapons and biological warfare equipment only days before the war began, members of the team said.

Under the terms of her accreditation to report on the activities of MET Alpha, this reporter was not permitted to interview the scientist or visit his home. Nor was she permitted to write about the discovery of the scientist for three days, and the copy was then submitted for a check by military officials.

Those officials asked that details of what chemicals were uncovered be deleted. They said they feared that such information could jeopardize the scientist's safety by identifying the part of the weapons program where he worked.

Now, to the latest story.

BAIJI, Iraq - U.S. troops found about a dozen 55-gallon drums in an open field near this northern Iraqi town, and initial tests indicated one of them contained a mixture of a nerve agent and mustard gas, an American officer said Sunday.

NOW. what's unclear here? I realize the people who hate their country enough to support their enemies would never admit such a mistake, but this is just bold proof. FACTS. And here is the battlefiled we can win, we have facts, they have political agendas.

NOW we're scared...

Here's a funny way to try and scare Israelis... Abu Mazen says he won't travel abroad as long as arafat is under siege.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian prime minister-designate Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would not visit foreign capitals to discuss peace moves until Israel allowed President Yasser Arafat to travel freely again.

Analysts say Abbas fears that accepting a White House invitation would make him look like a U.S. lackey in Palestinian eyes unless Israel stops trying to isolate Arafat. Washington, Israel's key ally, wants the veteran president sidelined.

How terrible. You mean you won't travel on long distance journeys to trash Israel and tell outrageous lies as long as the terrorist leader is under seige? and where's the downside here?

Saturday, April 26, 2003

You gotta start somewhere

Well... this is it... if you see this message, this means I have a blog...
Hmm.. I always had a problem with beginnings. So let's make this one quick.
My name is Michael, and I live in Beer-Sheba, Israel... I've been online quite sometime (known at some forums as "an Israeli teenager", israeliguy16, israeliguy17, and israeli18...) Please do not confuse me with israeliguy he's a whole different israeliguy altogether. I'm currently waiting for my military service, and till then I'm wasting my time working, and surfing the net, bashing jewhating idiots and having whole lots of fun.
My favorite sites (all are must-go. That means YOU) include LGF, and mideasttruth. Other than that, you can always find me on Undernet's #politics, bashing idiots and laughing at the accounts of brainless, moronic jewhaters.
Now, to my political opinions. I'm a centrist. I don't have a political party of my own to vote to, and I think both parties have a point. I'm against any sort of compromise on Jerusalem. I'm against returning ALL of the Golan heights (although partial withdrawal is possible), I'm against welcoming millions of welfare bloodsuckers... errr. I meant "Palestinian refugees" to my country. Other than that, everything is open for negotiations. I do not like the idea of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan river, nor do I see any other solution to the region's problems but accepting such a state, only after lengthy negotiations. The settlers... who bought their land legally from Palestinians have the full right to remain in the territory of the new Palestinian state (If and when such a state would be created) based on the status of Israeli Arabs. I do not have anything against Arabs, Palestinians or Islam. I do have a thing with brainless twits, and a pretty large mouth bashing such moronic events (which keeps getting me in trouble in cases like my "Pancake Annie" remarks... oops.. did I just say that?). Other than that, I want a big brick wall separating the Palestinian society from my own Israeli one. I want to stop the free water, and free electricity supply to Palestinian areas, and believe that Palestinian independence only comes in the price of being independent and cutting all kind of dependence of Israeli economy or Israeli goods.
That's pretty much my political agenda in regards to foreign affairs... which will be the end of my current post.