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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

When A Prank Becomes A Lesson in Brotherly Love...

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With Christmas upon us, and we are rushing about for those last minute gifts, how many have given thought to those who "have not"?.

When you walk down the street do you really look at those who are truly homeless, or do you avert your eyes? If you decide to give a few coins, do you quickly toss them and move on? Do you avoid giving because "you know" it will not be used wisely?

One youtuber, who is better known for posting pranks, thought he was filming just that. When he decided to give money to a homeless man, he was pretty sure of the outcome. For the sake of his "video" they followed the man and filmed him secretly to see what would happen. The young "prankster" was taught a beautiful lesson of brotherly love and humility by this homeless man who started out being the victim of a prank.

Do watch to the end, and next time you see a homeless person, take a moment to look at them as a brother, a fellow human. Granted, they do need money, but all people have a need to be seen as "people". Please remember that they have feelings, hopes and dreams like the rest of us. Take a moment to let someone know that you "see" them. A kind word or a cup of coffee may not be much to you, but it can make a real difference to someone in need.

This is the real "Spirit of Christmas"

Monday, November 17, 2014

Muslims Enforce Sharia in Washington National Cathedral

This past Friday, a Muslim prayer service was held (for the first time ever) in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

The date, 14 November 2014, is significant to the Muslim world in that it marks the 100th anniversary of the last declaration of holy war, or jihad, by an Ottoman “caliph”.

Can anyone tell me why they would allow a Muslim prayer service to be held on "this day" in "this cathedral"?? And while we are at it, why would anyone remain silent as women and "non-muslims" are relegated to the "back of the room".

Where are all the Christian leaders and representatives~or lay people for that matter? Strangely silent~or so it seems~except for one brave woman who dared to speak out. She told the gathering:
 
Jesus Christ died on that cross over there. He is the reason why we are to worship only him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior!

We have built, and allowed you here in mosques across this country, Why can’t you worship in your mosque, and leave our churches alone?

Of course she was immediately removed from the premises.

What is so outrageous is that she was the "only" Christian to object to a Church being used by Muslims, who Do Not believe Jesus is the Son of God. This stunning silence, as Islam moves to repeat the past and conquer Christianity is shocking. Can it be that she is the only Christian in DC who takes her faith seriously? The fact is, that...

...by allowing Islamic prayer services on its premises, the church has become a mosque in the eyes of Muslims. It is now the property of the Ummah, held in trust by the waqf board, and will presumably be officially claimed by Islam when the time is ripe...
 
Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham was quoted as saying the following:
It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins...

You can read about it at Tundra Tabloids. For more details on this story, including a translation on some of the prayers go to Gates of Vienna~15 November, and you can also go to a follow-up article by Gates of Vienna~16 November. Christians should be educating themselves about the reasons and meanings behind such events. It is time to understand that not everyone in this world acts with "brotherly love" and "good will" toward others.

This ongoing pandering by the Christian community towards Muslims can only end badly~for Christians.

Watch A Brave Christian Woman Object to Muslim Prayers in National Cathedral
  

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Jerusalem Terror Attack~Again!

On 22 October 2014, we posted about the tragic death of three month old Chaya Zissel Braun in a terror attack. She was in her stroller. Her parents were returning from the Kotel when the terrorist with Hamas affiliations deliberately drove his car down the narrow passageway between the light rail stop and the tram itself. People had no escape. Baby Chaya's stroller was hit full on throwing her into the air. She died several hours later.

Once again, a Hamas affiliated Arab has mowed down innocent people. According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the rampage began at the Shimon Hatsadik light rail stop outside of Sheikh Jarrah  at 12:30 pm:

The terrorist hit four people, killing a border police officer...He then drove 500 meters up the road to the intersection (where a separate terrorist attack took place over the summer), hitting 10 others.

The terrorist then fled the van and attempted to attack innocent men, women and children with a crow bar, but was shot and killed by a police officer. Fourteen victims were rushed to area hospitals for treatment.

Jidan Assad, 38, from the Druze village of Beit Jaan died in the attack. The world press has been reporting (once again) that Israeli police shot an "innocent palestinian" after a vehicle accident.

The video below shows the aftermath~Note that the "innocent" driver was driving on the tram tracks where only the trams travel.

As with baby Chaya, this was a deliberate murder. As is usual the world ignores the facts and concentrates on ways to vilify Israel. To say that Israel is to blame is "stuyot"~a loose translation for stupid. The PA and Hamas have waged a media campaign for years and the world has fallen for it. They smell success and the more Israel is blamed and pressured, the more frequent and vicious are the terror attacks. These are people who only understand fear and power. They are now increasing the terror because they truly believe that the world is going to help them destroy Israel. 

If you think this is "not your problem"~Remember~as it goes for Israel, so will it go for the rest of the free world. It is past time to stop the politically correct pandering...

 First they came for the Communists~And I did not speak out~Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists~And I did not speak out~Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists~And I did not speak out~Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews~And I did not speak out~Because I was not a Jew
Then They Came For ME~And There Was No One Left To Speak Out For Me..
                                                                                        ...Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892~1984)
First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me - See more at: http://hmd.org.uk/resources/poetry/first-they-came-pastor-martin-niemoller#sthash.915StXPu.dpuf

One Dead~14 Injured in Hamas Affiliated Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UNRWA Goes to War~Trains Child Jihadis With Your Tax Dollars!

Over the years, Hamas has turned Gaza into a breeding ground for terror. One would think that they would fade away, considering the huge  numbers they "claim" to have been "martyred". The truth is, there are endless lines of young jihadis waiting to "die for the cause". They do so because they are trained from birth to hate. They are taught that death is the only way.

"But" you may say, they are educated in "United Nations Schools", surely they will be turned away from terror? Sadly, that is not the case. It is the very schools paid for and continuously funded by the United Nations that are raising up future terrorists. The fact is, they are ready to kill and die by the time they reach grade school.

In the film below, created by David Bedein, the truth of the UNRWA schools and operations is revealed (not for the first time)~operations that are funded by the United Nations, which is funded by your tax dollars. What needs to be addressed is the billions of dollars pumped into the evil nest of barbarians called Hamas. This is Money that should be used for "real" refugees like the Yazidis, and Syrians who are under attack, starved and brutally slaughtered in the tens of thousands; or the people in Africa who are dying from Ebola~partly due to primitive conditions and the lack of funds for medicine~or for that matter, acceptable drinking water and toilet facilities.

There is no excuse for this! Over the years, UNRWA has managed to increase their refugee population from around 500,000 to almost 7 Million!! Children who are born in America and other free countries are being brought back to the middle east and registered by the PA as refugees. They are not! 

Children born in Gaza are born to hate and die~they are not given allowed to think or dream of anything else. All this is funded~By Your Tax Dollars!

Consider that the employees are all Gazans, most of whom are Hamas members. Consider that there is virtually nobody to challenge the hate filled motives of Hamas. Those who do vanish very quickly. The only possible way to change this is to stop the flow of funds. Force the "benevolent" Hamas leaders to dip into the billions they have pocketed over the years and use it to build their state instead of rockets.

At about 5:00 the film examines the schools and interviews children and teachers. Please force yourself to listen~carefully~to the end. Ask yourself:  

What on earth are the staff and teachers in UNRWA schools "teaching" to these children that would prompt them to make the following statements??

"We want to sent a message to Netanyahu~We will die and not surrender"

...everyone has to sacrifice their blood for their country, and they have to die as martyrs,
to die as a martyr creates a state of relaxation for the people and for the martyr's family

                                Q:  In your school curriculum does Israel exist on the map?
                                A:  No, it doesn't exist

                               Q:  Do you study jihad in the UNRWA classroom?
                               A: Yes

Time after time the question is asked~"Why"~Why does UNRWA receive more money than all the rest of the world's refugees combined? Common sense tells us this funding of terror should be stopped.
~Is anyone listening? Apparently not!

UNRWA School Child:  "With God's Help I Will Be A Martyr..."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Arabs Do Not Want Peace!

Day after day in Jerusalem we witness Arab attacks on Jews. It is rarely reported in Israeli news and never reported by the world media. One description that has been floating around is "Silent Intifada". Perhaps it is not so silent if one is actually the victim of the attacks!

From the EU to the UN to various churches and student groups, Israel is the "evil" one who is making the problems for the "poor palestinians", and preventing "peace" in the middle east.

There is only one word for this~and it is not polite! Jews in many parts of Jerusalem cannot park their vehicles in front of their homes at night for fear they will be fire-bombed. In other neighbourhoods Jews risk being lynched for the simple act of walking down the street. Imagine how you would feel if it was not safe to leave your home without an armed guard or to be unable to allow your children to play outside!

What would you do if your house was constantly pelted with stones and fire-bombs? Do you know what it is like to wake up in the middle of the night because your home is on fire~caused by a molotov cocktail? In Israel, it is the Jews who experience all of these things.

Yes, we put bars on our windows, don't go out after dark and watch which street we turn down...but far too many are injured and the damage to property and people is huge. No area is safe.
Chaya Zissel

For Example:
Wednesday (22 October 2014), an Arab driver targeted Jews leaving the light rail in Jerusalem, crossing the tracks to slam directly into them with his car.

At least nine people were injured. As of this writing, one innocent soul, only three months old has died of her injuries.

Mangled Baby Stroller
 Three month old Chayal Zissel Braun was in her stroller~her parents were returning from the Kotel (Western Wall) where they had gone to pray.

The stroller was struck and tiny Chaya was thrown a distance of ten meters. First responders managed to revive her and rushed her to the hospital where she was placed on a respirator. Sadly, Chaya Zissel died two short hours later.

Chaya's grandparents had just arrived in Israel to meet their new grandchild~a child that the parents had longed for years to have. The grandparents rushed to the hospital, and could only watch as the devastated parents lost their precious child. Later, at midnight, tiny Chaya Zissel was laid to rest. 
So Tiny, So Innocent, So Precious...

The funeral was attended by hundreds~including the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar and Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints...Psalm 116:15

According to the report in Arutz 7:

The Arab driver has now been confirmed (7:40 pm IST) to have been resident of the Shiloach/Silwan neighborhood and a member of Hamas~and to have served in Israeli prison before for terrorism...

Here is Security Footage of the Attack~The car comes from the left and crosses over the tracks to mow down civilians as they leave the train. This was no accident!



This was a young man with a history of attacks on Jews and a known affiliation with Hamas. For their part, Hamas is celebrating the death of an innocent baby~simply because she was a Jew! There is already a martyr  page~they are nothing if not prepared for death and lies. And of course, Hamas is now calling for more attacks of this type...

Are Arabs in Israel afraid after this attack? Are they prevented from moving about and doing whatever they pleased? NO! Arabs in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel walk freely without fear~anywhere they please, anytime they please. From the most religious street in Mea Shearim, to the most secular areas, Arabs in Israel know they face no danger.

Herein lies the problem. The media is silent, allowing the world to fall for the "great lie" in which the terrorists are called victims, while the victims are terrorized, attacked and villainized. 

The video below was taken from inside a police check point in Jerusalem. The officer inside is rightfully concerned as he speaks to superiors on the phone. They tell him he is secure~he tells them the incident is being recorded. The Arabs have no fear and continuously attack, taunt and try to harm the soldier inside. The soldier can only record the actions on film. Next time you read about the "poor palestinians" remember this film...

Wake up people!! Today this is happening in Jerusalem~soon it will be in a neighbourhood near you!!

What Would You Do If You Had to Deal With This Every Day??

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Resting Place~15 October 2014

Sunset Over the Hills of Benjamin (Click to Enlarge)
Introduction to "Poems From the Pilgrims Path"

No Illustrations on these pages will you find;
But only pictures you imagine painted there.

The strokes were words
Brushed upon the canvas of your mind.

As wonderful the natural world and all creation be,
the hidden things that are not seen

but we perceive as real
Your eye may never see.

You have the power to create,
From conversation and conceptions ruminate.

From questions quest, to safely arrive
At some conclusion there at journeys end.

May it find you there, satisfied, my friend.


"Poems From the Pilgrims Path" by R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory (Meridel's Younger Brother)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lebanese Christian Brigitte Gabriel Speaks for Jews at the UN

Brigitte Gabriel Has Lived As A Minority Christian Under the Threat of Islam...


"Israel, the Jewish state, the only democracy in the Middle East,
continues to shine as a beacon of light in the darkest region of the world"...Brigitte Gabriel

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Sukkot is Here! Time to Dwell Joyfully in A Sukkah!

In Israel it sometimes feels like the last quarter of the year is a series of holidays! We first celebrate Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), followed by Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and now we are about to enter into the eight days of Sukkot (Feast of Booths)

After the Shofar is sounded, and we break our fast at the end of Yom Kippur, there is a flurry of activity as people begin building thier Sukkahs. These small, fragile, temporary domiciles are a remnant from the days the Jews were brought out of Egypt and traversed the Sinai desert before entering the Holy Land. 

Here are a few hinto to build your own Sukkah. (*Please Note* These are only general tips~anyone interested in Halakic rules should consult an appropriate rabbi or kosher internet site)

Your Sukkah must be outdoors, with easy access to your house. There should not be anything between the schach on the roof and the sky~no trees, roofs, umbrellas, etc. The walls can me made of anything from wood to plastic as long as they are tied down and will not blow away. Some people use a wall of the house, as when building on an open balcony. There is no specific size, but the idea is to be able to sit on a chair in the Sukkah and eat your meal. 
Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

For the roof you must use schach~raw, unfinished "vegetable matter". In Israel, many people use palm fronds, but you could also use evergreen branches, corn stalks bamboo or special schach mats.
It is important that you do not use an overhead trellis or any live branches attached to a tree or plant. Many people use thin strips of wood to make a lattice then lay the branches over top.

When laying the branches, don't make them too thick~you should be able to look up and see bits of the sky.

Once the dwelling is up you can decorate with lights, pictures, shiny balls or anything that you like. Add a table and chairs and you are ready to dwell! At night you can remove the table and chairs and lay down a sleeping bag or mattress, or if you have the space, curtain off the back of the Sukkah.

It is great fun to walk through the religious areas of Jerusalem and see the Sukkot hanging from balconies, on stilts and leaning against apartments. At night you hear the giggling of children as they "sleep under the sky" for the week.

It is said that one should make every attempt to be joyful for the full eight days. Think about it~if everyone in the world would focus only on joy and peace for those eight days~who knows what it could lead to!

...But on the fifteenth day of the seventh month (Tishrei),
when you gather in the produce of the land,
you shall celebrate the festival of the Lord for a seven day period;
the first day shall be a rest day, and the eighth day shall be a rest day.

And you shall take for yourselves on the first day,
the fruit of the hadar tree, date palm fronds, a branch of a braided tree, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for a seven day period.

And you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord for seven days in the year.
[It is] an eternal statute throughout your generations [that] you celebrate it in the seventh month.

For a seven day period you shall live in booths.
Every resident among the Israelites shall live in booths,

...in order that your [ensuing] generations should know that I had the children of Israel
live in booths when I took them out of the land of Egypt.
I am the Lord, your God...Leviticus 23:39~43  

 Chag Sameach to Everyone!  

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shana Tova~Rosh Hashanah 5775

Rosh Hashanah is the New Year on the Jewish Calendar. Tomorrow (Wednesday, 24 September 2014) at sundown, Israel begins the first night of Rosh Hashanah.

In the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, Jews say Selichot (Prayers of Forgiveness). The Sephardic community began Selichot after midnight on the first day of the month of Elul (16 August 5774) For the Ashkenazic community Selichot started after midnight on Saturday, 21 September.

This is a time of prayers and repentence as well as a time of great celebration. On this day, Hashem makes his "assessment" of the whole world. It is said that on Rosh Hashanah, three books are opened. The righteous are immediately inscribed in the Book of Life~they are sealed "to live". Those in the middle are given ten days (until Yom Kippur) to repent, while the wicked are "erased from the Book of Life" forever. Of  course, we all pray that we will be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for another year!

Like all celebrations we want to have family and friends, good food and happiness on this day. We at Jerusalem Vistas / Israel Vision are praying for new, and better things to happen in 5775.

We thank you all for your ongoing prayers and support~without you we could not continue. Our wish is that all of you will be "Incribed and Sealed in the Book of Life for a Sweet, Healthy, Happy and Prosperous Year"

לשנה טובה תכתב ותחתם "Leshana tovah tikatev v’tichatem"
May You Be Inscribed and Sealed For a Good Year!

Book of Good Life~The Maccabeats



 Dip Your Apple~The Fountainheads

Rosh Hashanah Greetings from Israel's Prime Minister

Rosh Hashanah Greeting from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu~September 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Resting Place~18 September 2014

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Once again it seems that rockets and mortars are flying into Israel from Gaza. So much for the cease fire! 

While missiles have also found their way from Syria to the Golan in the North of Israel, the IDF is there and on the alert. In an interesting item the Syrian ambassador stated on Tuesday:

“Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized UN weapons, uniforms and vehicles from peacekeepers in the Golan and set up a "safe zone" to wage attacks. The United Nations on Monday was forced to pull back hundreds of peacekeepers ...after Syrian rebels advanced on their positions"

Please Note: The UN troops have taken refuge~In Israel! 

Does anyone see the irony in this?

No matter. Today (Thursday) in Israel, is the last day of the work week. For us, tomorrow evening is the beginning of  Shabbat. Many in North America toast TGIF~Thank God It's Friday. In Israel we say:

"Thank You Hashem for Giving Us The Shabbat!

Shabbat Shalom From Israel!
 
Even Though

Oh Lord
What can I say?
For thou knowest
That I am empty.

Yet what can I Do?

For I am as Dust
At the mercy of the wind.

Oh Lord!
Even though it's come to this
You still love me.


...Written 1971, by R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory (Meridel's Younger Brother)

What Happened to New York City? What a Disgrace!!

This is New York City Right After the Anniversary of 9/11~Where is the Outrage??


* Hat Tip to Blazing Cat Fur Blog

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is the UN Fair to Israel?...Think About It!

For many years the UN has been on a downhill slide towards darkness. How can an organization designed to protect the rights of all people turn the corner to become suppressors of  freedom while allowing dictators, oppressors and violators of human rights to run the show?

To quote from this informative clip by Prager University:
 
Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United Nations would celebrate such a country. Instead, the UN condemns Israel at every turn to the point of obsession. How did this happen?

Please listen carefully to the video below and consider this:

     ~ Why are allowing the UN to be overtaken by those who are the opposite of "good"?
     ~ Why do we stand by while every western freedom and belief is being quashed?
     ~ Why are we pouring billions of dollars into an organization that is no longer fit for purpose?

Anne Bayefsky, Director~Touro Institute on Human Rights Gives the Facts

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Yazidi Woman Speaks of Escape From the Brutality of ISIS

For centuries, the Yazidi tribe, a Kurdish community living in Iraq’s Nineveh province have been persecuted for their religious beliefs. For the past month, they’ve been the target of ISIS. It appears that the murderous goal of ISIS is nothing short of genocide.

A dear family friend, Christian Stephen, travelled to Iraq and viewed first hand the horrors that are taking place. In a report to RYOT, he has provided a personal insight to the barbaric brutality taking place. To quote from Christian's report for RYOT:

As ISIS kidnaps Yazidi women, mass-executes Yazidi men, and crucifies innocent Yazidi children, the Yazidi tribe tries to flee their home before it’s too late.

RYOT has reporter Christian Stephen on the ground in Iraq, where he talked with a brave Yazidi woman who escaped the militants’ clutches and who now dares to speak out about what’s happening to her people.

Do take the time to watch and listen carefully to Christian's first hand report. As we enter into Shabbat, we ask you to pray for those oppressed by ISIS. We request you to specifically remember, and pray daily for Christian Stephen, a precious young man who continues place himself in great danger in his efforts to bring the truth to light.

This is What ISIS Does~Is Doing~And Will Continue to Do~They Are Truly Evil!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This Is Israel!

When Israel "turned 60" many people had stories and articles to write. One of the best was taken from the writings of Ephraim Kishon who wrote a weekly column in Maariv, a mainstream, Hebrew-language newspaper. 

Mr. Kishon, was a talented and interesting man. His life story is worth reading.

I believe that, in this article, he has truly described "Israel and Israelis"...Enjoy!

This is Israel!
This is the only country where the unemployed strike;

This is the only country where sixty year olds still hate thir tironut commander;

This is the only country where the corporals' mother has the commander's telephone number;

This is the only country that has a communications satellite, but nobody lets you finish a sentence;

This is the only country hit by missiles from Iraq, katiushas from Lebanon, suicide bombers from Gaza and rockets from Syria~and still a three-room apartment costs more than in Paris;

This is the only country where an Israeli meal is made from an Arab salad, Romanian kebabs, Iraqi pita bread and Bavarian mousse. We must like eating ant-Semitics!

This is the only country where the guy with the open and stained shirt is the honourable minister and the guy beside him wearing the suit and tie is his driver;

This is the only country where the phrase "I don't interfere" means that I want to interfere;

This is the only country where Muslems sell sacred souvenirs to Christians in exchange for bills that have the Rambam's face on them;

This is the only country where, at the age of eighteen you leave home but at twenty-four you still live with your parents;

This is the only country where people who come to your home for the first time ask you if  it's OK to go and take something from the fridge;

This is the only country where you can tell what the security situation is from the songs that are being played on the radio;

This is the only country where the rich are on the socialist left, the poor on the capitalist right and the middle-class pays for everything;

This is the only country where there is no problem to get the software that launches a space shuttle, but you have to wait a week for your washing machine to be fixed;
...And only here there's a time unit called "sometime between 11 and 6".

This is the only country where between the happiest day and the saddest day there are exactly sixty seconds;

This is the only country where most people can't explain why they live here but they have loads of reasons why they can't live elsewhere;

This is the only country where if you hate politicians, hate clerks, hate the situation, hate the taxes, hate the quality of service, and hate the weather, it must mean that you like the country...

This Is The Only Country I Could Live In!!!  It's My Country!!!


Thursday, September 04, 2014

My Resting Place~04 September 2014


We Shall Not

We shall not want the things we see
The world's way , enticing me.

We have a shepherd he keeps us safe,

Our every prayer, before His face:
Renews our hope and all our rest
To walk the path He chose the best.

His hand to guide we want no less.

Do all we can enjoy our walk
The Great I Am is all we've got.

We shall not want the things we see
The worlds' way enticing me

...Written 23 January 2002 by R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory (Meridel's Younger Brother)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Resting Place~28 August 2014

Even Song

The evening breezes,
Whispering trees, murmuring wind.

Meadow grasses rise and roll.

In waves the rolling clouds fly past,
As meadow larks sing their last
In gentle twilight glow.

To end their day in song
Softly fades the tune away
In Darkness.
                  Still.
                                             Then gone.
...Written 08 June 1987 bt R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory
(Meridel's Younger Brother)

Israel Protects Her Citizens With Iron Dome!

Fact: Israel Uses Missiles to Protect Her Citizens~Hamas Uses Citizens to Protect its Missiles!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Resting Place~22 August 2014

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Pilgrims' Path

With my staff to share my load
My quest, is my constant goad

And joy my Pilgrims' Path.

Though sometimes I feel faint,
I look forward with all joy to rest.

A higher calling than my flesh
That earthly ear can hear,
Is ever calling to me with love
To draw closer, draws me near.

Closer still by this path, pilgrim weary worn
A path my flesh would have chosen last,

Nor turning back if eye can only see
The next step ahead with certain clarity.

I have learned to trust the loving whisper.
Courage friend, for I am near
Even down life's troubled path
Even through your troubled years.

                                                                Right dowh to the trails end
                                                               And even beyond your earthly cares,
                                                              Still, I am with you friend.

Written 06 April 2003 by R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory (Meridel's Younger Brother)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Media Bias and Hatred for Israel~An Ugly Combination

Once again the world press, and many leaders from the UN to the EU and the USA are condemning Israel for defending her citizens from terror attacks. The media has been in a frenzy. The claims that too few Israelis were killed must surely mean Israel is a murderous entity!

The fact that Israel has very few casualties is due to the precautions and mode of operations taken by our leaders to ensure the safety of all citizens. Almost every house has a safe room/bomb shelter. For those that do not, there are "safe places" to go. The homefront command hands out gas masks and trains us what to do in case of an attack~of any kind. When terrorists entered the country, warnings were given for citizens to stay locked in their homes the IDF was sure it was safe. We have Sever Adom (Colour Red) alerts every time a rocket is fired~and we know what to do. 

While Israel does have a huge weapons arsenal, she has concentrated on "prevention". The "wall" that everyone screams about has almost completely stopped suicide and terror attacks. Iron Dome, shoots rockets out of the sky before they reach the civilian populations.

Even when attacking our enemies, Israel strives to be humane. Phone calls and text messages are sent to the people in the areas where a terrorist enclave is due to be bombed. Thousands of leaflets in Arabic are dropped warning the citizens to leave the danger area. In most cases they first drop a "dud" that gives a loud knock but creates no damage~only then is a real bomb released, usually around least ten minutes later. This system of "warning the enemy" has cost Israeli lives. They know when and where our boys will enter which makes snipers, land mines and booby traps easy to place. 

When Israel sends out warnings, Hamas orders women and children to gather at the site in the hopes Israel will drop a bomb and provide more Hamas propoganda in the form of bodies. Many times attacks were called off by Israel when they saw civilians in the area.

Throughout the fighting, Israel continued to send truckloads of goods across the border into Gaza~Every Day! Israel suppied food, water, electricity, and even set up an emergency hospital on the border, True to form, Hamas forbade their citizens to use it! Even so, many Gazans did make their way to Israeli hospitals for vital treatment. They were treated side by side with Israeli wounded by the best our medical system has to offer. The truth is there, if one wants to hear for it.

So why such a high loss of life in Gaza? To begin with, there are no bomb shelters or safe places in Gaza, except for a few of its fat-cat leaders. In fact, the cement that should have been used for infrastructure and homes for the citizens has been used to build a labrynth of terror tunnels leading to Israel. Even when the citizens asked to take shelter in those very tunnels, they were forbidden~by Hamas. What government treats their citizens in this manner?

How many Gazans were actually killed by Hamas? Numerous rockets misfired and landed inside Gaza and explosives stored in or next to schools, mosques and hospitals detonated causing catastrophic results. Don't forget the poor souls who were coerced into digging the terror tunnels, then, as a reward were murdered for their efforts. Hamas would have no qualms about laying those bodies in a bombed area and blaming Israel.

Hamas is known to lie and UNRWA is their partner in crime. Remember, almost all of UNRWA staff are Gazan Arabs~and all are followers or in fear of Hamas. Recall the three UNRWA schools that had Hamas bombs hidden inside. Guess who ended up getting the bombs? What about the billions in aid money given to UNRWA? NO "palestinians" have ever been resettled~they remain perpetual refugees, living in shoddy camps controlled UNRWA (under the scrutiny of Hamas). The UNRWA staff live well and have great pensions~the people of Gaza not so much! Why is there no accountabilty??

Then there is the lie of the numbers of "civilians and children" killed. Almost all youth over sixteen years are members of Hamas. Those under sixteen are indoctrinated from birth to be followers and generally used shamelessly. Hamas also considers everyone under thirty-five to be a "civilian youth"~even though pictures of them in their Hamas uniform with weapons are readily available online. Hamas instructs their people to "lie" about terrorists and present them as innocent civilians. Remember, Hamas Controls Gaza.

Then we come to the online videos and pictures of the "dead". Watch this video showing the "corpses" wriggle around to get more comfortable when they think nobody is looking. How many "whole families murdered" were later seen walking around and collecting their freebies from UNRWA. Never mind the "dead posing" for press photos then "rising" to attend another photo-shoot. As for the pictures of childrens' toys in bombed buildings...did anyone ever think that these are brand new (some still had tags) and not a splotch of dirt or blood on them? How can that be? Hamas and the PA have become masters of fakery and the west has bought it. How is it possible for a child to be murdered in Syria, then months later the exact same child is said to be murdered (again) by Israel?

Hamas, and Muslim groups have in their charters that their goal is to destroy all the Jews and wipe Israel off the map. The Charters are available for anyone interested in reading them. The second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, and the largest voting block in the UN, the OIC was established with the goal of  eliminating Israel! Islamists declare their goals to all~if you want to hear. You can see them cheer when their children die. You can hear the mothers say they pray their sons will grow up to be jihadists. This is their culture~a culture of death above life.

Israel is a tiny strip of land in a large, ugly neighbourhood. Take a look at the map below. Can you even find Israel?? HINT:  It's the little blue strip. All of our neighbours are Muslim and they want us dead~end of story. 

They also state loud and clear that Israel is just the first step. The west and Christians are next on the list as demonstrated by the genocide being perpetrated across the middle east right now. Christians are systematically being eliminated in the middle east, but the world remains silent!

Think about it~do you support boycotts of Israel? Do you support Hamas and the PA? If you do, you should realize that you are supporting your own demise. Wake up World~Before It Is Too Late!!

Picture Credit: StandWithUs





Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Resting Place~14 August 2014

The Hills of Benjamin (Click Picture to Enlarge)
For the past weeks we have been inundated with an array of emotions. People have felt sorrow, anger, hate, fear, hopelessness, mistrust, and on and on.

War~and we are in a war~is an ugly thing. It robs us of our loved ones, our lives, our humanity. In reality there can be no true winners because everyone suffers, everyone loses someone or something dear to them, things that will never be replaced.

What can be done?

What can be said?

Everything and nothing...

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths...Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

For the Lord shall comfort Zion: He will comfort all her waste places; 
and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody....Isaiah 51:3 (KJV)

No matter where in the world you are, and especially here in Israel, these words ring true and those with faith (and even those who claim to have none) can hold on to them, because God knows what the outcome will be, and for those who trust and believe in Him~well, we also know how it ends...

My Heart
 My heart does ache,
Please Dear Lord do not forsake.
Lest my should perish because of pride,
Oh dear Lord in me abide.

Search me Lord I cannot hide.
You know my ways and my thoughts,
In the end when day is done.
Forgive me Lord what I've left undone.

All the things I should've done,
All the things I meant to do.
Lord forgive me it's all too true,
I've been weak obeying you.

...Written 03 December 2002, by R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory (Meridel's Younger Brother)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Please Pray...

We have seen four Jewish teens and one Arab teen laid to rest. There was no reason for any of these children to die!

Nineteen year old Shelly Dadon~while on her way to a job interview~was strangled by the Arab cab driver who picked her up. Sadly, the idea that it was a nationalistic murder was hushed up. The world and even our own press barely mentioned it~even when the Arab admitted his crime. 

Three boys; Eyal Yifrach~aged nineteen, Gilad Shaar~aged sixteen, and Naftalie Frenkel~aged sixteen were kidnapped while on their way home from school~then shot and dumped in a shallow grave in a field.

The world witnessed the vile "three-finger salute" from the Arabs, and responded that it really was the fault of the victims. Arab members in our own Israeli Knesset claimed the terrorists who did this were justified. Our "peace partners" danced and handed out candy in the streets.

Most recent, the kidnapping and murder of an Arab teen, Mohammed Abu Khdeir has shocked all of Israel. Condolences were sent to the family from politicians to the father of one of the murdered Jewish boys. Israelis as a whole have spoken loudly against this act. That this could be perpetrated by Jews is a shameful sore for the entire country. This is not our way. The security forces worked quickly and made arrests. The government promises the harshest punishment for this heinous crime.

But, this is not good enough. You see, when an Arab is murdered it is an international crisis~when it is Jews that are murdered...not so much. The victims were all teens, all innocent, but look at the complete opposite reactions from each side...

Jews cried, prayed and hugged each other as they laid their children to rest. When young Mohammed was murdered Israelis were outraged and demanded the perpetrators be brought to justice. There was no distinction made that he was or was not a Jew~He was an innocent and that's what mattered.

The Arabs, on the other hand, after celebrating the deaths of Jewish children, have been on a rioting rampage with no signs of letting up. Once again we are being bombarded with hundreds of rockets and children are faced with spending the summer in bomb shelters. Every day there are riots, roads blocked with burning tires, rocks (which are intended to kill) are thrown, Jews pulled from their vehicles and beaten, Joseph's Tomb has been firebombed again. Hamas declares they will wipe us off the map and "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction is telling us we should get the body bags ready.

As the IDF prepares for what is inevitable, we can only pray~pray that those in charge can find a way to stop the violence; pray the enemy will decide to try negotiations instead of bombs. 

Failing that, we pray for the safety of the boys and girls in the IDF who will be facing an enemy that screams for their blood. Pray for their safety as they go into battle knowing that they are expected to "hold back" and be "more humane" than those they will be facing. Pray for Messiah to come and stop the killing on all sides~Too Many Have Died.

Hu Yivarech~Prayer for the Soldiers of the Israel Defence Forces



For Those Who Wish to Pray...
Prayer for the IDF
He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob~
May He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God, from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. 
May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under our soldiers’ sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. 
And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: 
For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Now let us respond...Amen