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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chanukah and Christmas in the Holy Land

Chanukah Candles
This year Israel was celebrating Chanukah and Christmas back to back. Throughout the country Menorahs were being lit each night for eight nights and children played dreidel while the adults noshed on sufganiyot and latkes. It is common for the Menorah and candles to be placed outside the house. Glass boxes are used to protect the delicate flames from the weather

Israel is a very diverse country~her citizens come from all over the world. In no other place can you stand in a street or shopping center and hear hundreds of languages and dialects being spoken by people who hail from the Middle-East, to China, Russia, the Americas, Europe and even Lapland. The  entire world is well represented in Israels' citizens.

Birth Place of  the Christ Child
At the beginning of the week, David traveled to Bethlehem, to visit the Church of the Nativity. Two musicians from Italy were also in Bethlehem to serenade the coming of the birth of Christ. The grotto was cleared and the two musicians sang their song to the tune of Brahms Lullaby . At this time of year, it was a rare privilege to stand alone, in front of the silver star beneath the altar, in the Grotto of the Nativity. With the soulful sounds of the young woman from Italy filling the grotto, it was a beautiful, meaningful experience.

At the same time, just outside the Church of the Nativity, in Manger Square, there was a "Rock to Bethlehem Celebration" much to the joy of the young crowd. Meanwhile, in Mevasesret Zion, a group of youngsters from the  Orot Ha Bama and Limelight dance studios performed in the Har El Mall. They entertained shoppers with Israeli dances, and of course something modern as well! The celebrations will carry on over the weekend throughout the country as our diverse citizenry is joined by millions of tourists from around the world.

From all of us at Jerusalem Vistas/Israel Vision, we wish you, our very dear friends, a most Blessed Christmas Season and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year From the IDF!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Songs from the Middle-East

Chaldeans
I have no way of confirming if the language used in these three videos is authentic, however, they are of great interest.

Remember that Christians are a persecuted minority in Iraq, and  indeed in all Muslim countries in the Middle East. Many have immigrated to the west, but as in the case of many migrant communities, they have for the most part have retained their language, customs and religion.

The second and third video are sung in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and the second video has sub-titled the lyrics. The first song is Assyrian, and the only information given is that it was produced for a Church of the East Christmas Production in 2006.

The songs are titled: Qa Deyan Pishlokh, (an Assyrian Christmas Song), Come All Ye Faithful (Hayyo Ya Mhuyumne), and Ava Maria (Shlama Illakh Mariam). The second and third videos  are both sung in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic.

Assyrian Christmas Song~Qa Deyan Pishlokh



Come All Ye Faithful (Hayyo Ya Mhuyumne)


Ava Maria (Shlama Illakh Mariam)

All I Want For Christmas~A Happy Ending...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Real Israel~You'll Never See This on The News!

The Occupy Crowd vs. The Nativity Scene

There are just no words...

Israel's PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, Starts a Study Group...

This (interesting) item came to us from a dear friend:

Washington, DC, December 13, 2011...Joel C. Rosenberg~I read a fascinating story in the Jerusalem Post this morning and it gave me fresh hope for the nation of Israel.

"Taking a page out of David Ben-Gurion and Menachem Begin's playbook, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will begin hosting a regular Bible study group in his official residence for researchers, public officials and invited guests," reports the Post. 

"Netanyahu announced the establishment of the study circle on Friday at a ceremony marking 30 days since the passing of his father-in-law, Shmuel Ben-Artzi. The study group will be named after Ben-Artzi, a noted poet and Bible teacher. 

Both Ben-Gurion and Begin, when they each served as prime minister, hosted regular Bible study groups. Netanyahu said he was establishing the class to perpetuate love of the Bible."

   Benjamin Netanyahu                                David Ben-Gurion                           Menachem Begin      
    

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Apples of Gold~Israel's Story

This award winning film recounts the history and struggles of the Jewish people beginning with the time of the early Zionist movement.

You will see how politics, finance and oil have played a part in isolating the only sliver of democracy in the middle east. Nothing has changed

We are pleased to present you with this 74 minute film in nine parts. Our website has the full version posted in a single part at: 

Do take the time to watch this amazing story~it is as valid today, as the day it was made.

Apples of Gold~Part 1

Apples of Gold~Part 2

Apples of Gold~Part 3

Apples of Gold~Part 4

Apples of Gold~Part 5

Apples of Gold~Part 6

Apples of Gold~Part 7

Apples of Gold~Part 8

Apples of Gold~Part 9

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Finland Suffers Teacher Shortage~For Islamic Studies...

Just days ago it was reported that there is in fact a shortage of teachers~for Islam~in Finland. Accordng to Ahlul Bayt News Agency many of the current teachers are immigrants, but in recent years they have been joined by Finnish women who  have converted to Islam. Even so, there is still a shortage of Islamic teachers.

The first official text book, Salam--islamin polku, or "Salam--the Path of Islam" has just been released for children in the first and second grades. Books for higher grades are due to be released in the spring of 2012. 

Currently the Helsinki elementary schools are 8% Muslim. The "Teacher's Education 2020" report predicts that in 2020 a quarter of students in the capital region will be of immigrant origin. (Ed: I suspect that the numbers will be substantially higher and that conversions will increase.When Finns marry a Muslim it is the Finn that must convert to Islam~If a Muslim marries a non-Muslim these are considered invalid marriages)

Egypt Today reports Finland has the most liberal immigration policy in Europe:
"Tara Ahmed, a 25-year-old Kurdish woman, came with her husband to Finland seven years ago to work. 'There are a lot of services offered to us here,' she says. Like most immigrants, Ahmed and her husband took advantage of the free Finnish language lessons offered by the government, which pays immigrants €8 per day to attend. The government also provides immigrants with a free home, health care for their family and education for their children. In addition, they get a monthly stipend of €367 per adult to cover expenses until they start earning their own living.
After that story was published, the number of Muslim immigrants to Finland skyrocketed. For example, immigration from Somalia alone more than doubled in 2010, from 2009. Most of the Somali adults coming to Finland are illiterate. In September 2010, Finnish authorities admitted that Somalis were abusing the family unification procedure to facilitate human trafficking.

Finland's largest cities now have areas where more than one-fifth of the population is of foreign origin, which is causing native Finns to move out sparking claims that it has reduced the population capable of paying taxes, leaving behind only those consuming welfare services.

Although the immigration is now primarily from the Middle-East and Africa, Islam was first introduced to Finland by the Baltic Tatars in the 19th century. The came as merchants and soldiers, then were later joined by other family members. Yes, this is still happening~all around the world. Boatloads of men seek "illegal" entry, then once they have a foothold, they bring their families...which generally include multiple wives and many, many children. 

Finland, like every democratic country, is being pressed to build mosques and Islamic centers,  supply prayer rooms with special washing facilities. There are a number of  "Islamic Societies", and a Muslim social networking site, "Muxlim". There are an abundance of sites offering Muslims advice on remaining separate from the native population while working to their own "ways" established, which includes finance, halal food, bans on alcohol and pork, separation of genders and having all women cover their hair. Can Finns cope with the changes?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Israeli Flashmob~Hora Jerusalem

Last week we posted the Flashmob at Mamilla Mall performed by the dancers of Hora Jerusalem, and choreographed by David's wife, Adi Gordon Rawlings.

The entire performance was filmed and edited by the Israel Foreign Ministry, and they have now released their version. Here it is for your enjoyment...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Zvi Givati~A Friend IN Deed

Some time ago, we filmed the story of Retired Israeli Brigadier General Zvi Givati. He has devoted his life to helping people and bringing them together. Here, in five parts is that story...Enjoy!

Zvi Givati~A Friend IN Deed (Part 1 of 5)


Zvi Givati~A Friend IN Deed (Part 2 of 5)


Zvi Givati~A Friend IN Deed (Part 3 of 5)


Zvi Givati~A Friend IN Deed (Part 4 of 5)


Zvi Givati~A Friend IN Deed (Part 5 of 5)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flash Mob at Jerusalem's Mamilla Mall !

This past weekend David's wife, Adi Gordon Rawlings was asked by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to choreograph a "Flash Mob" in the Mamilla Mall

With her inevitable style, she gathered approximately two hundred Israeli Dancers from Hora Jerusalem ranging in ages from ten to fifty years young, and created this amazing performance to the song Pitom Kam Adam (At Once Man ~Israel~Rises).

Join David and his children as they travel to the Mall and introduce you to Adi just before the fun starts. Finally, watch as these amazing young dancers surprise shoppers in the cafe's, in the square and on the steps. The location is the bottom of the steps, coming down from Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

This is the real Israel~up close and personal. Enjoy...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Hamas Celebrates Terrorists

Gilad Shalit~Free at Last!
There are many articles regarding the release of Gilad Shalit. What is most appalling (apart from the fact that he looks like a holocaust survivor) is the fact that Hamas has been celebrating the fact that murder and terror works. And who could argue with that?

While there seemed to be money for a 10,000 square foot stage built for the celebrations, the world is bashing Israel for not opening the borders. Remember, There is also a border which Egypt is keeping closed as well. 

UNESCO slobbers over the PA who have systematically been destroying any trace of Jewish heritage~desecrating cemetaries and tombs of the patriarchs~while trying to re-write history to say they have been here since the beginning of time.

Even today, there are two boats, trying once again to break the legal blockade on Gaza. The world loves terror and cold blooded butchers. The question is...Why?

One final note~as you watch this film of the terrorists brandishing weapons and being cheered as heroes~have a close look at how tanned and healthy they are compared to Gilad Shalit (above) on his release. They will immediately return to terror activities, while Gilad must fight to rebuild his physical and mental health.

Full story (and many other good posts) on Elder of Ziyon

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Black Africans~Victims of Ethnic Cleansing by Libyan Rebels

This is horrible and disgusting but not news to anyone living in the Middle East. In Arabic, the word for Black = Slave.

So why do western countries continue to funnel money into these countries to support the implementation of Sharia Law and the systematic murder / Ethnic Cleansing of anyone who is not an Arab Muslim? 

Why are the receivers of western funds not expected to have the same racial and religious tolerance that they demand the rest of the world show to Islam? 

Where are all the "Civil Rights" and "African American" groups? The silence is deafening...Would anyone out there care to offer an opinion???

* Hat Tip to Bare Naked Islam blog.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Muslims in Malaysia Rally Against "Christian Proselytizing"

The "Arab Spring" cleared the way for the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic rule. 

Now Malaysia is feeling the pressure. A rally that is supposedly supported by 2,000 NGOs was held against "Christian Proselytizing"

While only 5,000 or so turned up, it is still a worrying trend. Look at the increased attacks on Christian Copts in Egypt these past months.

The entire Middle East is slowly being cleansed of Christians. Jewish populations are already negligible or non-existent. To display any signs of faith (unless it is Islam) could cost you your life in this part of the world. If you don't believe it, just try "openly" wearing a cross in a Muslim country~better still carry a bible to Saudi Arabia or hand out pamphlets outlining the tenets of Christianity...

There is only one exception~Israel! Yet, no matter where there is unrest you will see the burning of Israeli flags, calls for more ovens, and the tired signs "blaming the Jews" for all the ills of the world. Shocking enough, but it beggars belief to see useful idiots claiming to be Jews parading around calling Israel an apartheid state and much worse.

There seems to be a real communications failure in this world. Hopefully, people will wake up...Soon!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Do You Believe in the Bible?

Here are the facts~clearly laid out. Whether you follow the Bible, or choose simply to look at the legalities, Judea and Samaria are a part of Israel proper. Isn't it time to stop the madness?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It Has Begun~The Bible is Against the Law in Britain

Police in Lancashire have told the owner of a Christian café (Salt & Light) in Blackpool, England, that he is not allowed to display Bible verses because they breach public order laws. The owner, Jamie Murray, is being defended by The Christian Institute.

This in a country whose Queen bears the title Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas  Queen, Defender of the FaithThe time to stop this lunacy is now!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Lion Called Christian

We have been very busy this past week and regretfully, posting has been slow. There are new  clips coming, but in the mean time, do enjoy this heart-warming story...


A Lion Called Christian~Part 1


A Lion Called Christian~Part 2


A Lion Called Christian~Part 3

A Lion Called Christian~Part 4

A Lion Called Christian~Part 5

A Call From Yad Vashem


Thursday, September 15, 2011

When Does Anti-Zionism Become Anti-Semitism?

Although the tone is sarcastic, the message is somber. Free speech is fine, but this rally was full of lies, outright hatred and incitement. Canada~This is happening on your front lawn!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Remembering the Past~Shaping the Future

Last year, Israel Vision created this short film. Yad Vashem is well known for it's meticulous preservation of history. 

What you may not know, is that in 2006, CFYV (Christian Friends of Yad Vashem was established to help raise awareness about the Holocaust...We must never forget...

Why Does America Have to Change its History??

The New York Times and Al Jazeera are spouting the same rhetoric: "Let's end all things 9/11". On the contrary, it is time the good people of America put an end to the destructive path that the pRes and the press are forcing on them...

* Hat Tip to Bare Naked Islam

Monday, September 12, 2011

Help Bring Gilad Shalit Home~Now!

This clip is being used by supporters of Gilad Shalit world wide. Please~Share it with everyone you know.

We Must Bring Gilad Shalit Home~Now!

A Canadian Who is Also a Muslim~This is the Truth!

Tarek Fatah is a Canadian political activist, writer, and broadcaster. He is also a Pakistani born Muslim and the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State. Needless to say many of the reviews were the opposite of positive. His second book, titled The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism, was published in 2010. 

In February 2011 a massive tumour was discovered on his spine and he underwent surgery to remove it. He has recovered and is currently considered cancer free. Though wheelchair bound he has not stopped speaking about what he believes in~he is impressive to say the least.

This is not only a wake up call for Canadians, but for everyone in the free world.

*Note: There is a brief commercial before the video starts

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Ground Zero America~First Response

There are more films and pictures of 9/11 than can be watched by any one person. I chose this one, because the men and women who selflessly worked (and the many who died) to help others in this time of unspeakable horror demonstrates that "undefinable" spirit that puts America above and beyond those who dare to attack her. They may destroy buildings~take lives, but the American spirit will always rise above evil. God Bless America...Always.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Was the Canadian Prime Minister Right About Islamofascism?

We posted a preview of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's interview with CBC, in which he made a very controversial statement that Camada's greatest threat since 9/11 is Islam. 

The interview has now aired and many people have voiced their opinions either for~or against~Mr. Harper. 

What indeed have we learned (or not learned) since that day? One has to ask if we have succumbed...which is exactly what terror is designed to make us do.

Ask yourself this: Since the brutal terror attacks of September 11, 2001~Have attacks  by Islamists increased or decreased? Have our rights and freedom of expression/speech increased or decreased?    

In the clip below, Brian Lilley speaks with Tarek Fatah, a Canadian political activist, author, broadcaster and a Muslim. In his opening statement he states that Prime Minister Harper is the first western leader that has come up with the clarity that has been missing in the last ten years. Please do listen~and consider what he is saying...

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Islamic Terrorism = The Biggest Threat to Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper tells CBC that  the biggest security threat to Canada a decade after 9/11 is Islamic terrorism.

The Canadian Prime Minister was interviewed by CBC's Peter Mansbridge for The National, a program that will air in its entirety on Thursday night. Mr. Harper says Canada is safer than it was on 11 September 2001 (really~for who?), when al-Qaeda attacked the US, but that "the major threat is still Islamicism."

"When people think of Islamic terrorism, they think of Afghanistan, or maybe they think of some place in the Middle East, but the truth is that threat exists all over the world," he said, citing domestic terrorism in Nigeria.

We have posted comments by the Prime Minister before and interestingly many people are of the opinion that Mr. Harper Talks the Talk~but it stops there. I sincerely hope that Canada opens its eyes and sees the true and present danger growing in their midst...and that the Prime Minister gives more than lip-service to his country.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Now Finland is Being Overrun!

Muslim Prayer Site
Ramadan this year has seen Muslims coming out in force to exercise their strength and contempt in host countries~and this they do very well. In cities all over the world they have blocked streets and prevented citizens from reaching homes, shops or places of work. Very few people stand up and protest because those who do are vilified or terrified...

Even peaceful Finland is suffering an invasion. According to a post on Tundra Tabloids, it was reported in Aamulehti that when a father brought his 2-1/2 year old to the play park it was full of Muslims who had commandeered the area for their prayers. When he took a picture with his camera it apparently caused words to be said. The park manager said asked them to stop as they were blocking the area, and this was not allowed~but it is not clear if they did.
Children Not Allowed to Play While Muslims Pray

It is not necessary to invade other peoples territory to drop and pray~Muslims can arrange their prayer times at home. They to not because this is Islam's way of moving towards forcing their ways and traditions on the rest of the free world. While they say you don't have to convert (ha!) they do make you subservient and taking over playgrounds and city streets is one way of  doing this. 

I am all for people having the right to pray and worship as they wish. The problem is when people show absolutely no regard for the rules and laws of the land "they chose to come to". When they try to impose their will, blocking streets or taking over buildings and playgrounds~forcing the majority population to stand back and "wait till they finish"~it becomes oppressive~and the free world must not succumb. 

This is Moscow...

This is not Mecca, or the streets of Paris or London~this is Moscow people...And yes, we know that it is the end of Ramadan, but we also know that this is their way of showing power, by closing down and taking over streets, and not allowing any non-Muslims to pass.

A Salary for Terrorists~And a Luxury Hotel for Gaza

Terrorist Kills Family~Receives Kr 6000 per Month
Bob Hope sang Thanks for the Memories, and "palestinian" Terrorists are singing Thanks for the donations. Europe and the west pump billions into the PA, but It seems Norway is particularly generous. 

Not only does the Norwegian government have high ranking officials that sympathize with Hamas, it’s also sending aid money to the Palestinian Authority that goes directly to the pockets of convicted terrorists sitting in Israeli jails...but only to those who do real terror, like killing Jews~apparently there are no payments for petty theft. 

The family pictured above was killed by such scum, and he now receives Kr 6,000 per month  ($1,111) as a salary, while his family receives additional social benefits~and, as he approaches his 10th year in Israeli jail, they will receive a "pay raise" of 50%.  Do go to Tundra Tabloids and read the full story. And Don't tell me the PA wants peace!

As the sun sets in the west, the world continues to insist that Israel is "occupying" Gaza and the people are starving~but wait, yet another luxury hotel has just opened~oh, the horror...

Muslim Immigration~A Clash of Civilizations

This needs to be said over, and over again until the west wakes up!

Sunday, September 04, 2011

The Queen's Park Jew Hate Fest...

This rally was shameful for many reasons, but because it was held in Canada~in Queens Park, it is particularly disgusting. There are excellent details, including the names of the people and organizations who participated in this orgy of hate at Kaffir Kanuck blogsite.
 
This Iranian inspired rally, flying Hezbollah flags and pictures of Ayatollah Khomeini, amid shouts of Alla hu Akbar, call the Jewish people "a cancer cell" and claim that it is the Jews who are responsible for all the ills of the world. There were also a notable amount of children there, learning hate first hand. This is how Islam grooms suicide bombers--from the cradle.

The United Church was represented as well as the President of the Ontario Federation of Labour. Of particular (laughable) distinction would be the group "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid". Somone needs to advise them that if they were to step foot into the countries they are "flying flags for" they would be hung, in the street, in public.

Meanwhile, the Canadian Government, Ontario, and Toronto remained Silent!

The lies spouted as well as the hateful libels are beyond description. Shame, shame, shame on them all...



Scenes From the Hate Filled Rally

Michael Coren on the Hate Fest

Three Questions...

Only three... there are a lot more, but let's start with these. If we can get through them...we can get through everything else and truly become a Utopian society.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Video From the Gaza Border: Bring Gilad Shalit Home

On the 28th of August 2011, David and Daniel traveled to Keren Shalom on the Gaza Border to film an event held to mark Gilad Shalit's 25th birthday.

It has been 1,890 days (more than five years) since he has received even the tiniest communication or sign from his family~and it has been more than two years since his family has received any sign of life from Gilad.

Just ten days ago, the supporters of Gilad Shalit staged a peaceful Hi-jacking of a bus of Gazans returning from a visit to Hamas prisoners in Israel jail.
Trucks of Goods Crossing into Gaza

Standing at the border crossing one sees the trucks arriving from within Israel to provide the citizens of Gaza with food and basic commodities, children's games and electrical goods and more. On this day there were truck loads of cement as well.

Gilad Shalit does not enjoy even the basic conditions demanded for any captive, in accordance with the Geneva Convention. He receives no visits, letters and no contact whatsoever with the outside world.

Hamas Prisoners in Israeli Jail

Gilad Shalit is held captive in inhuman conditions, while his family lives without any knowledge of his physical or emotional state. In stark contrast the State of Israel allows Palestinian/Hamas prisoners to receive visitors, letters, study for degrees and many other benefits. The picture to the left was posted from an Israeli jail by Hamas terror prisoners~to Facebook!. Need we say more?

 The purpose of this protest is to ask for reciprocation between the treatment of Gilad Shalit and that enjoyed by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

*It Should be Noted:
Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by terrorists who infiltrated into Israel, killed two soldiers and wounded four others. Gilad was Not a criminal, whereas the prisoners held in Israeli jails have been convicted of terror attacks and murder of Israeli citizens.

Statement to the Citizens of Gaza:   (Hebrew and English follow the video)
As citizens of Israel we strive to live in peace with you. Even at this time when the region is far from quiet, we are hopeful that, one day, peace will arrive and we will be able to live side by side with you, as good neighbors, in mutual respect that will lead to mutual prosperity in our region.

We call on you, the residents of Gaza, to do the right, and human thing, and to work to correct this terrible injustice and to help return Gilad Shalit to his parents.

Bring Galid Shalit Home !


Letter To People of Gaza in Arabic and Hebrew

Canadian Tax $$$ Go to Muslim Hate Preachers~Who Knew?

In July we posted an article about a Toronto school cafeteria being used for Muslim prayers. It turns out that one of the backers of the "mosqueteria", the North American Muslim Foundation is  getting a grant~from Canadian taxpayers. The problem is, this is an extremist group that promotes hate preachers and excuses terror attacks. I know that grants can be a huge black hole of waste, but in this case one has to examine the facts and ask the politicians, What Were You Thinking?

Ground Zero "Imam" Rauf~On Sharia Law

Please listen carefully to what this "Imam" says, and to the discussion that follows...and please Learn!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Give Peace a Chance

The video below suggests a new perspective for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians based on the discovery of the formerly classified minutes from the San Remo peace conference of April, 1920. 

This long hidden document explains the legal rights of the Jews as well as the Palestinians. 

A group of professionals calling themselves Give Peace a Chance, feel that, by returning to the negotiating table and respecting historical facts and international law there can be real peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Guess What America is Banning Now?

The song below is from a Diamond Rio concert in Las Vegas. It received an immediate, resounding standing ovation (every time it is performed!) Now the punch line...

Major radio stations wouldn't play it because it was considered "politically incorrect". Consequently, the song has never been released to the public.

Apparently your president, B-Hussein-O  is saying that it is not fit for release because it offends some. So please listen and let us know: Is this song offensive?

* Hat Tip to Bare Naked Islam


Gilad Shalit~What if This Was Your Son?

Gilad Before Kidnapping
Yesterday, 28 August 2011, Gilad Shalit turned 25. He has been a prisoner, held underground by the terror group Hamas since 25 June 2006.

The terrorists made a cross-border raid into Israel, and in the attack, killed two soldiers and wounded three. Gilad has been denied visits from the International Red Cross and his parents have not had any sign of life since October 2009.

Over the years, Hamas has continued to distribute cruel pictures depicting Gilad's inhuman conditions, along with videos that mock his family.  

Last Sign of Life~October 2009
The world sends millions of $$$ in "Aid" for the PA~Money which is used to pay monthly stipends to terrorists and murderers held in Israeli jails. They also pay their families. The more Jews they have killed the higher the stipend. This "Aid" Money also goes into Gaza~home of Hamas. 

Yesterday there was a demonstration marking Gilad Shalit's 25th Birthday, and demanding his release.

David and Daniel traveled to the demonstration site to interview those in attendance and film the events. We hope to have video footage for you later in the week.

Meantime, here is a sample of a Hamas video depicting Gilad Shalit in captivity. 

What if this was your son...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Protests in Israel~A Jewish Summer?

The Protest Tour (A to E)
The week before the attacks on southern Israel, David and Daniel decided to visit the various protest sites around the country. Leaving Jerusalem (A), early in the morning their first stop was in Be'er Sheva (B), located on the northern edge of the Negev desert, 115 kilometres south-east of Tel Aviv and 120 kilometres south-west of Jerusalem

Be'er Sheva Tents
Initially, there was a local population of refugees from Arab countries. A wave of immigrants from Russia followed.  In 1982, when Israel airlifted a large part of the Ethiopian Jewish community to Israel, many were settled in Be'er Sheva. Add to this an assortment of native Israelis and immigrants from around the world and you have the general population of about that today numbers about 195,000.

The protesters in Be'er Sheva, like the rest of the country have real concerns about being able to afford a basic existence. For some, the thought of buying an apartment will never be an option, while for others the concern is whether they could afford any kind of a roof over their heads at all. Make no mistake, their issues are very real, as is their desire to have meaningful dialogue towards finding a solution to these problems.
After speaking to some of the tent city residents, David and Daniel headed off to the bustling city of Tel Aviv (C).

With a population of about 404,000 Tel Aviv is second only to Jerusalem in size. Located on the sea,  and boasting high-rises, big business and hi-tech, Tel Aviv tends to attract the secular section of the population, and is considered (by some) to be the New York of the Middle-East.

Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv
The protesters chose one of the poshest areas in the city center~the elite,  Rothschild Boulevard. This is where the protests began and surely where the largest number of tents are to be found.

It is no surprise that the residents, who are living in some of Israel's most expensive real estate, were less than enthusiastic to see a "tent city" spring up in their front yard, complete with kitchens and porta-potties!

Just like in Be'er Sheva, the people David spoke with  had varied, yet similar reasons for their "tent city".  One man mused that people had become "bored with life"...You are born~you die~and unless you are a genius there is nothing in between.

In the Streets of Tel Aviv

Those who came out to protest and live in the tents varied in age. Many were young adults who were struggling to find their way through the education system in hopes of building a future.

High university fees and sky rocketing rents, combined with an almost complete lack of available housing is their main concern. Add to that a wage system that has remained stagnant while  prices continue to rise, and you have the problem.

But, it is not only the young who are out in force! 

Everyone is Participating!
Those who are well past middle age see little hope of ever retiring~even with the most modest lifestyle.

For years salaries have stayed unreasonably low, while the cost of living has risen at a frightening pace. This combination means that many are forced to work well into their seventies (or until they die), with no chance of a reprieve~They cannot afford to stop working!

This is not a sudden phenomenon, rather, it has been brewing for years, until finally, the  middle class citizens of Israel decided to take to the streets. Some claim that the Arab Spring spreading throughout the middle east was a catalyst, but there is a big difference between Israel and the Arab protests. Israel is a peaceful, democratic state, whose citizens are free to select their government via voting. Israel's protesters want a peaceful dialogue that will bring about a reasonable solution. They only ask that the government fulfill promises made over the years.

Kiryat Shmona

From Tel Aviv, the next stop was the northern town of Kiryat Shmona (D), named for the "eight" men who died defending the area during the 1920 Arab revolt. The population is  about 23,100~of which one third are under the age of nineteen.

One young girl told David that she was a student and worked two jobs~yet she had nothing. She reiterated that she was "fine" but she was only existing, nothing more. She worried that future children would question why nobody acted to change things for the better.

Galilee

After a quick stop in the Galilee (E), it was time to head for home and try to digest what was taking place across the country.

Simply put, Israeli wages are abnormally low, and prices unusually high~with the gap widening. The average citizens across the country, work long hours, to barely put food on the table and  have a roof over their heads. Anything more, any future hope, is slim~and for the most, almost impossible.

People need salaries that are in line with the cost of living. The (almost) total lack of affordable living space means that up to 80% of one's earnings  will only pay for a tiny room. There is no hope in this situation!

Yes, there are those with hidden agendas, and some who want a free ride, but the majority of Israelis ask only for a fair wage for an honest days work and the chance to build a future.
It's time...Hopefully the Israeli government is listening.

Protests in Israel~Part 1


Protests in Israel~Part 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christians Persecuted Under Islam

...First we (Islam) will kill all the Jews (who pray on Saturday) then we will kill all Christians (who pray on Sunday). Oppression, kidnapping and forced conversion of young girls, and on and on. Do not think it will stop with the Jews...

This is the trailer of Pierre Rehov's film "First Comes Saturday Then Comes Sunday"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What About Muliti-Culturalism?

Are you for or against multi-culturalism? Pat Condell gives his opinion...

Muslims Persecute Coptic Christians~Why No Outcry??

The Arab Spring brought Egypt's Christians side by side with the Muslim community. So, now that Mubarak is out of power sectarian violence, in which Christians are being targeted, is worsening. So where are all the Boycotters, and Flotilla Folk? Why is nobody speaking out for Egypt's Christians?

Mr. Hopey Changey's Bus...

Yep, he's on the road talking to the people about job creation in the USA~Riding in the "Mother of all Buses", and yes, it is a Canuck-made bus (from Quebec)~A Prevost worth a cool 1.1 million dollars. Apparently it is one of two buses sold to the government at taxpayer expense. I wonder if he is even a little ashamed of himself (probably not)...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Culture Crisis in Norway

A clash of civilizations...this was a prediction made (at 5:00 in the video below) by a respected Muslim writer in Norway, just weeks before the massacre. 

CBN News traveled to Oslo to investigate the nation's experiment with Muslim immigration and multiculturalism, and the rumors that Muslim radicalism was growing along with violence and intimidation against non-Muslims. 

They found No-Go Zones, Sharia Law, Female Genital Mutilation and Norwegian women being raped by Muslim men~because they were not wearing a hijab. 

For the most part, Norwegians, (particularly the politicians) refuse to see the light~they are so busy hating and boycotting Israel they fail to see what is happening in their own back yard. Let us hope that this blind, politically correct, multicultural stupidity does not prevail in the rest of the free world!

Welcome to ShariaTube...

Anyone who values freedom of speech and expression should watch this clip. The full story is on Bare Naked Islam's blog. The site that is the subject of this censorship is Acts17 Apologetics website: Answering Muslims

Friends, this is disturbing in so many ways. From the "re-writing of history" (in favor of Islam) to the removal of "all criticism of of Islam" from the Internet, we face a clear and present danger. It matters not if you agree with what Acts 17 site is saying. What matters is that their right to say  it (as well as the rights of anybody who says "anything" not agreeable to Islam) is being censored. If we do not stop this creeping sharia, we will all be silenced. Do not surrender you freedom of speech and the right to be critical~Make Your Voice Heard!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bus With Hamas Families Stopped by Shalit Protesters

Hamas Mocks Kidnapped Gilad Shalit
The world news is not publishing this one! The friends and supporters of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit staged a "hi-jacking" of a busload of Gazans returning from visiting Hamas prisoners. The event was six weeks in planning and was executed peacefully and perfectly. After a couple of hours the police arrived and the bus continued on its way~there were no arrests. The people aboard were very frightened even though all that took place was conversation~they knew full well that if the situation had been reversed there would not be one Israeli left alive...

The reason? Gilad Shalit was kidnapped on 25 June 2006, by Hamas terrorists, on a raid inside Israel. During the attack two soldiers were killed and another wounded.  Since that day, Gilad has been held without contact, most likely in an underground bunker~not even seeing the light of day! To date, the only contact between Shalit and the outside world has been three letters, an audio tape, and on 02 October 2009, a DVD that Israel received in return for releasing 20 female Palestinian prisoners. Since then there has been "no sign of life".

Meanwhile, Hamas murderers in Israeli prisons lay around getting fat watching Colour TV,  earn Masters Degrees, and much more~including Regular Visits With Their Families! Hamas will not even allow the Red Cross to send a package to Gilad or confirm he is even alive. Yet the world wants Israel to free thousands of murders for his release?? 

For all the countries who combined donations send billions of dollars to the "PA" you should know that from your money, murderers and terrorists in Israeli jails receive hefty stipends every month, as do their families. The more Israelis killed~the higher the stipend they receive. When the Free Gaza people came to town, Gilad's father asked them to take a single letter and request it be given to his son~they categorically refused~scum that they are.

Next week David will be on-site filming an event for Gilad Shalit, We will post it here, among other places. If you want to help, Spread the News to everyone you know. Write your officials and demand that funds to terrorists be stopped! It is time we bring Gilad home. Stay tuned...

Bus of Hamas Families Stopped

Israel Under Attack Again!

Around Noon today a series of attacks were launched near Eilat on the Israel Border to Egypt. Some report three and as many as four attacks were launched in what appears to be a coordinated effort. At this point two buses, and two or more private vehicles as well as an army patrol jeep were attacked by gun fire, RGPs and (possibly) missiles. 

Witnesses say the first attack, on Egged Bus number 392, was carried out by three gunmen in a vehicle which passed the bus then stopped and opened fire. The bus driver, thankfully was able to keep the bus moving and avoided a massacre. He has stated that in addition to the gunfire from the car he could see people shooting from the Egyptian side of the border. Highway 12 runs very close to the border. IDF soldiers on their way to a vacation were on the bus and some  were able to return fire as the bus sped off.

Shortly after another bus was apparently hit~some say by a missile. At the same time a family vehicle traveling on the road was hit by an RPG, killing for members.

The army and police gave chase and it is reported that an army jeep was hit by a roadside bomb. The hospitals have varying reports, but it appears there are at least five dead with as many as twenty-six injured, with reports that many of the wounded were soldiers~possibly from the first bus.

Updates are coming out every few minutes, and it will take some time before all of the confusion is sorted out. 

Again, and again our neighbours demonstrate they have no intentions of making peace. So why is the world putting pressure on Israel to "make more concessions"? These animals will never be content with anything other than the complete destruction of Israel. 

How do you feel about another genocide??

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cynthia McKinney~Useful Idiot or Traitor?

Cynthia McKinney has been traveling~to Iran, Lybia and far off places~bad-mouthing the United States and embracing dictators and despots. In this clip, Bill O'Reilly and producer Jesse Watters discuss her travels and raise a few questions, like who pays for these trips?  Is she a traitor? Maybe not, but she is certainly a disgrace...

The Rabbi and Glenn Beck

The chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger speaking with Glenn Beck ahead of the Restoring Courage rally (24 August 2011) in Jerusalem...

For The Record: Muslim Inventions

More and more, the proponents of Islam have been trying to alter history. With the internet generation it is very easy to convince people that left is right and up is down. This clip identifies some of the details that have become blurred...

Mubarak on Trial for Kids TV

Once again MEMRI  TV has captured the brain-washing of children, this time on Al-Hekma TV from Egypt. Anyone who thinks the Arab Spring will bring peace is fooling themselves...

A Legalized Nightmare

Let me clarify that we are not promoting or endorsing any particular, person or political parties in any country. The idea is to provide information and also entertain. "Wild Bill" has a unique way of putting his points across and he is entertaining. Enjoy!

Was This the Best NASCAR Prayer Ever?

At the end of July 2011, Pastor Joe Nelms, of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, gave a most unusual prayer at the opening of the the NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 300 race.

There was definitely a reaction from the crowd and he got a big cheer at the end. Pastor Joe said he was trying to inject some life into the prayer, get peoples attention. that he surely did! He now says that he has received some inquiries at his church, so it would seem that he did spark some interest from his audience. 

Naturally there were some detractors, but the majority of people viewed it positively. As one news writer said, "Clearly, Nelms is single-handedly putting the fun back in fundamentalism". Faith is in a battle for survival, and this Pastor is right up there on the front lines. 

The clip was carried, by Reuters, ABC, and the Huffington Post, among others. In fact, Huffington did some research and posted two other videos of his unconventional prayers. that would indicate he is trying to reach people. 

Of course it has also made the rounds in the blog world and sure enough, someone put music to it. Here is the original clip first, but do listen to the "songified" one that follows~the tune  is kind of catchy...

Here is the Original Prayer


And Here is the Musical Version