Only In Israel

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Two weeks to go

Well, as it is now past midnight, it's now official, in exactlty 14 days I'm gonna be an IDF soldier. I can't tell you how excited and anxious I am and how much do I wait for the draft. I'll post regular updates (probably every two weeks or so, since I wont' be home much) so if you see the blog dies a little, you're always invited to offer your help and I'll add you in as a blogger.

Friday, July 25, 2003

Single mothers protest

Sorry for the source, but the closest international source I could find for this (which wasn't pakistan times) was the BBC.
Israeli single mothers are protesting against the budget cut in their welfare. Right now, next to the ministry of Finance in Jerusalem there's a giant complex of tents of various pressure groups protesting the cut of welfare.
I have a few things to say about this that people might not like. Those mothers need to get jobs.
Why am I qualified to say so? Well you see, my mom is a single mom. My father isn't even in the country. When we arrived here from Russia in 1992, my mom didn't have a job, didn't have any job expertise, and had to feed me and herself, while moving to a new country. She washed floors when she had too, she worked in the most humiliating jobs possible, till she got enough money to go to an english teacher's course. She's now the head of the English faculty in a College in Israel, learning for her Doctor's degree in Linguistics. My mother was ASHAMED of going to Social Security and asking for welfare. Those single moms are DEMANDING that. And that's precisely the problem of the Israeli society. All shame is gone. If once, people who didn't serve in the military because of convinience were socialy banned, they now get media coverage and are regarded to as a legitimate organisation. The same goes for the single moms. I don't like Netanyahu, In fact, I despise the guy. But when he has a point, I'm willing to give it to him. Welfare to people who refuse to work shouldn't exist.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Jenin Governor's kidnapping reveals a long known fact

In case you didn't know, yesterday the Jenin city governor was hijacked by the Al-Aqsa martyrs brigade and beaten up. he was released after 8 hours of horror. Al-Aqsa martyrs brigade claimed that the Jenin governor (appointed by Arafat himself) is a traitor and is cooperating with Israel.

A Palestinian militant group says it has released the kidnapped Palestinian governor of Jenin after Palestinian President Yasser Arafat intervened.

Haider Irsheid was abducted earlier Saturday in broad daylight by members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. He was beaten in the street, then driven to the city's refugee camp where he was briefly held.

So far so good. But here's something, that if I'm not mistaken noone in the blogosphere picked up.

The local leader of Al Aqsa, Zakariye Zubeydi, said the governor was released after Mr. Arafat directly ordered his release. He said the group does not question Mr. Arafat's instructions.

They don't question Arafat's instructions... So that means that all the terrorist activities in the last three years conducted by the Al-Aqsa martyrs brigade were either ordered by arafat, or could've been simply prevented by a direct order. So either he ordered attacks, or he could easily stop hundreds of various attacks on Israeli civilians. Either way, this is direct evidence, which could serve in the court of law, if Arafat was ever prosecuted.
A statistical listing of the Al-Aqsa martyrs attack can be found here.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

The UN's secret

I was chatting with a reader of mine on IRC (let me again recommend the #politics channel on the Undernet IRC network), and we somehow entered a discussion about the UN's credibility, or lack of thereof, and I mentioned the UN being a nazi-loving den. He wanted "proof", so I searched and found the following article.

Former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim has been on a watch list of unwanted people since 1987 — when Justice Department probers found he "assisted or participated" in Nazi deportations and the executions of Jews and soldiers in the Balkans during World War II.

But that hasn't stopped the world body from larding the ex-Wehrmacht intelligence officer with an annual pension of $124,754 — which he receives in Vienna and can expect to collect every year until the day he dies, the Daily News has learned.

The American taxpayer has shelled out about 24% of the tab for the 83-year-old Waldheim, who served two five-year terms as UN boss from 1972 to 1982 — and has been a UN pensioner ever since.

Weirdly enough, most people aren't aware the UN ever had a nazi officer as a general secretary. None of them (including me till recently) were aware he was getting money from the UN to this day, even after his ghoulish past was exposed. This makes me wish my country would pull out its representatives out of the UN ASAP. From being a world class forum of discussion it turned into a room where 3rd world, toiletless dictators wearing a dress tell developed western democracies what to do. Can't say I like it. What we really need is an independent forum, comprised solely of democratic countries. Let's call it DN, "Democratic Nations", which respect the national aurhorities of one another rather than tell each other what to do in their internal politics.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

If Images would talk

I took the artistic liberty and mimed the actors in the movie showed below.

Poisonous gases

Well, it took me a while, but I finally found it. The film the BBC presented in it's nazi propaganda movie... errr... documentary, "Israel's secret weapon" to Israel using misterious poisonous gas against Palestinians. It's this lovely movie. Downloaded from the IDF site. The first guy looks like he has a bad case of diarrhea, or a serious gas problem. The second scene seems to be taken right off some gay porn movie, in fact I wouldn't be at all surprised if the original audio revealed shouts of "Jah! jah! yakht is gut! jah!" (this is a thick hint to my readers who have some video editing skills). Download it, laugh at it, and remember, the BBC considers it proof.

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Good news, atlast

In this age of cynicism, at last, some good news.

NEW YORK - Tali Berman was born in America, but surrounded by her baby and belongings at Kennedy Airport, she said she was flying home — to Israel.

Berman and her family joined about 330 Jews from the United States and Canada who flew to Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Another chartered jet of about 300 people is leaving later this month.

About 2,040 North American Jews moved to Israel last year, and the numbers are up more than 20 percent this year, according to the Jewish Agency, an Israeli quasi-governmental agency that helps the immigration process.

It's good to know, that even in times of trouble, people would rather choose ideals than money. Make me proud. And one more thing: Welcome home.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Palestinians "police" the town

It's stories like these that make me thank god for Palestinian police.

Palestinian security forces say they detained a woman planning a suicide bombing in Israel and later released her to her family. The attack could have wrecked a truce bolstering a Middle East peace plan.

Oh, WOW! I'm impressed, they held the woman for what, 3-4 hours? That's incredible.
The Boldness. The Courage. Come join the Palestinian Police, the only police force where men jump through hoops of fire.

BBC Bias-watch

Well here's something that happened while I was away. The BBC has broadcasted a hatefull movie, filled with lies, deception and utter propaganda in regards to the Israeli nuclear policy, and in response the Israeli government decided to severe all ties with the BBC

JERUSALEM - The television documentary that was rebroadcast twice the last weekend in June by the British Broadcasting Corp. was titled Israel's Secret Weapon, and its intent, with the help of hidden cameras, was to expose Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program.

The documentary, originally aired in March, criticized what it characterized as Western hypocrisy that allows Israel to develop weapons of mass destruction while demanding that other countries end their own such activities under threat of force.

To those of view who didn't watch the show I wanted to raise a few points. First of all the makers of the movie attempted to make Mordechai Vanunu, a traitor, into a saint. They kept referring to him as "The nuclear whistleblower" and neglecting to mention the fact he SOLD his knowledge form illions of dollars paid by the "sunday telegraph". He sold secret military information to the press, he betrayed his country for MONEY. I guess that's the stuff they make "whistleblowers" from.
Furthermore, the BBC tried to compare Israel to Iraq. Israel, which never signed any agreement which accepts inspections on its soil (unlike Iraq's gulf war surrender deal) is compared to a Dictatorship which gasses its citizens. The entire documentary was filled with lies, and half-truths, and the most terrible moment was at the end, as the credits ran over a drawing of Mordechai Vanunu. He was drawn in the form of a drawing you might see in Yad-Vashem or other holocasut museums, behind a fence, with evil guards with clubs behind him. It was outright unbelievable, for a moment there I thought I wasn't seeing too well.
Anyhow, the BBC probably haven't learned their lesson yet and will continue to spew anti-Israeli and anti-Western propaganda, luckily, we're in good company. Tony Blair has a rift with the BBC as well.

Saturday, July 05, 2003

EUroweenies fight over Berlusconi

Well, here's one of the more hilarious media moments I missed during my vacation in Eilat. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called an extreme-leftist EU parliament member from germany a "kapo".
Naturaly, the Germans got all whooped up, which is quite unclear to me, since last time I checked it was a GERMAN minister who compared bush to hitler. Anyhow, Schroeder claimed Berlusconi apologized to him, which doesn't seem all that true:

"I did not make an apology. I spoke of my sadness over a comment that was interpreted badly, but it was only intended as an ironic comment," Berlusconi told a news conference in Rome after a meeting with the EU's executive Commission.

"I'm sorry if this offended the sensitivity of someone, but sensitivity cannot be a one-way street," he added, standing alongside European Commission President Romano Prodi, who was stony-faced and said nothing about the row.

Oh yes, that EVIL Berlusconi, how DARES he make humorous comments at people who call him "the godfather" and "mafiozo".

Totalfarkers visiting

Well, looks like me blog has been linked to by which is a paysite, and I can't see what are they writing about me. If any of you folks came here through totalfark, it would be really nice if you'd tell me what the link to this site and the discussion in totalfark are all about.

Friday, July 04, 2003

Back Again

Well, I'm back from Eilat. In case you didn't notice, our site visits are getting higher and higher, as many blogs linked to my prank call to ISM back in May (damn, that was a while ago). Anyhow, I'll be reading the blogs to see what I've missed while on holiday.

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Bye Bye

I'm off to Eilat till Friday. Have a good one.