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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rumors of War III~Destruction From Within

This must be watched carefully! It is filled with facts that the media and even the leaders of the country are sweeping under the carpet. This is a danger that is very real and cannot be denied... 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The IDF Soldier vs The Anarchist (Some Facts)

The Danish Anti-Israel Zealot~Yes, that is exactly what he was~made headlines around the world and started yet another round of Israel bashing. 

He Was There To Provoke A Confrontation! Sure enough, when a clip was posted showing him being struck by an IDF soldier, the main stream media (even in Israel) jumped on the story like a bunch of piranhas. One person however, took the time to investigate...

Do Watch and Listen to what Michael Coren has to say~This is Very Good!

Monday, April 23, 2012

White House Welcomes Muslim Brotherhood~WHY??

If I Wanted America to Fail~Very Interesting...

Witness: Voices from the Holocaust

Jews, non-Jews, American POWs, GIs who first entered the camps, a member of the Hitler youth, a Jesuit priest, resistance fighters, and child survivors give their own first-person account from World War II and the Holocaust, interspersed with original footage. These are personal stories of life under the Nazis, the ghettos, concentration and death camps, liberation, and the challenges they faced after the Holocaust.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This is a Happy Story...

One day a nine year old boy went to work with his dad...

Eventually this led to the short movie (below) about how he used cardboard boxes and cello tape to build an elaborate arcade in his dad's used auto parts store.There were not many customers (actually only one) as most of his father's business was being done over the internet.

That one customer, however, was Nirvan Mullick and he was amazed by the imagination and hard work this youngster put into his "arcade" and decided it would make a great short film. As a finale to the film he organized a "flash mob" to give the young entrepreneur a surprise.

As nice as it is~That is not the end of the story! Mr. Mullick has also set up a Blog complete with a PayPal widget to raise money for Caine's Scholarship Fund. I believe it has now passed $100,000! This is one young boy who has a great start in life. All I can say, is for all who think there are no chances in this world, this young lad is a true inspiration and example of what imagination, determination and hard work can do. Good things do happen in our world!

Here is the Film...Sit Back and Smile!

Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (All Must See This!!)

Monday, April 09, 2012

Elvis is Still The King~Yes, In Israel !

You don't have to be on the tour of the Holy Land sponsored by Elvis Presley Enterprises to visit the Elvis Diner. You can follow the link to YNet to read about the upcoming tour, however, if you are already here or planning a trip, simply take the the Neve Ilan exit off the highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and there, situated between the Arab village of Abu Ghosh, and the Christian moshav of Yad Hashmona,  is a very unique place, where fans of the King of Rock 'n Roll gather.

That place is The Elvis Inn. You can't miss it because in front of it stands a five meter tall golden statue of the King, that was erected in 1997. ** This is in addition to the 1989 statue that, at the time, was the worlds tallest at four meters.

Recently David and Daniel paid a visit to this unique cafe. In addition to the video below, they sampled a good old fashioned Elvis Burger. As a point of interest, David and Daniel's brother Joshua, helped make the feet of Elvis!

David sat down with Amir, son of the owner, Yuri Yoeli to learn more about the beginnings of the Elvis Inn.  Together with his brother Amnon, Yuri purchased what was then a truck stop called the Mountain Inn (Pundak Haharim) in 1974. Uri Yoeli had always been an Elvis Presley fan. However, when he married, he found his wife was not quite as fond of the King as he was. There were two Elvis portraits in his house and his wife declared she would not have them and they must go. Uri took his pictures to his cafe and mounted them by the cash register.

As the story goes, when Uri was in Tel Aviv one day he overheard two cab drivers planning to meet up at "Elvis". Curious he asked for the location and was surprised to find it was his own cafe they were talking about! From that point on, the cafe became known as the Elvis Inn and the transformation back to the days of rock-n-roll began in earnest.

When you enter the restaurant it is like being transported to the 50's.  Four life-sized Elvis statues are scattered around the premises in various poses, sitting at a table, strumming a guitar, and, in general watching over the place. The juke box plays non-stop Elvis tunes and as one gazes about you see approximately 1,728 pictures mounted on every available surface~more than half of the photos are gifts from fans and friends around the world.

The food is a mixture of Israeli and American with something for everyone. Everything in the place is Elvis. From the menus to the souvenirs that you can buy on the way out. Packets of sugar boast the profile of the Great One--and it is very hard to deface them by opening them!

Even the coffee mugs have a picture guessed it! To this day if you order a hot drink you keep the mug. We all have ours!
The Elvis Inn is a pilgrimage site for many people. Some of those include the American 6th fleet, Michael Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, Joe Cocker, Sting and a host of Elvis impersonators. 

On the anniversary of his birthday (08 January 1935) or his yahrzeit (16 August 1977) Elvis lovers and impersonators from across Israel and abroad, make a pilgrimage to the Elvis Inn to celebrate.

The Inn receives more than 5,000 letters and queries a year from around the world and there are traditions and legends galore! One such tradition tells of the massive fire of 03 July 1995. The flames raged through the Jerusalem corridor, but passed right over the Elvis Inn~many fans considered this a miracle.
It has become a tradition for newlyweds to come to the Inn to be photographed next to the King,  Rumour even has it that Elvis was a "Shabbos Goy" for his Jewish neighbours when he was young man and his ties to Israel remained strong.

Next time you are in the area, drop in for a burger and a bit of nostalgia!

For your pleasure, here is the video from the visit to the Elvis Inn and the story as told by Amir Yoeli, about this amazing landmark...Enjoy!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Islam: What The West Needs to Know

More and more we are seeing our freedoms and rights encroached upon, and yet, the world turns a blind eye to what is happening.

We are seeing every religion save one discriminated against. The free nations of the west, founded on Judeo-Christian principles are now under attack. Any reference to God, prayer, the Ten Commandments or the Bible are no longer allowed in public places. People are being told they can no longer wear tiny gold cross necklaces as it "offends some". Meanwhile, schools are teaching the tenants of Islam, exceptions are made for Islamic prayers, dress, food and their dislike for certain parts of western life. We are slowly being reduced to dhimmi status in our own countries.

Movie Description:
Through an examination of the Koran, other Islamic texts and the example of the prophet Muhammad, this documentary argues, through a sober and methodical presentation, that violence against non-Muslims is and has always been an integral aspect of Islam. 

Regardless of what you know or think you know, this is a "must see" movie! Our laid back attitude of political correctness will destroy us. Please watch and educate yourself...

The San Remo Mandate~Proof of Israel's Legality

Islam and the Battle For Our Minds

Reporter Eric Stakelbeck brings another outstanding report that points out the gross failure of the media to communicate truth on the dangers all people in the west are facing. He is joined by Michael Widlanski, author of the book, Battle For Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat.

You will see clips of government officials who are so intent on "cover up" they will not even "name the enemy". Watch and listen to the very people who are supposedly working for the safety of the people refuse to speak truthfully.

This is not a new phenomenon! it has been creeping into society for years, but political correctness, corrupt officials and lies have placed the word in severe danger. For too long, government decision makers, the mainstream media and even the intelligence community are misleading everyone about the nature of the Islamic jihadist threat. We run the risk being sent back to the dark ages if we don't wake up. 

In Stakelbeck's words, "there is a battle for our minds going on and the enemy is winning..."  
Dear Friends, Please Listen Carefully and Pray!

Muslim Brotherhood Poised to Take Over Egypt...

No surprise to anyone familiar with the middle east. Eric Stakelbeck is interviewed on the status of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and the exodus of the Coptic Christians.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Leftist~Islamic Alliance to Destroy the West...

Radical Islam: The Plan to Destroy America from Within...

A Christian born in 1964 in Lebanon, Brigitte Gabrielle saw first hand what civil war was like. Now living in America, she is a well known speaker and founded Act! for America, to help empower others to "fearlessly speak out" in defense of America, Israel and Western civilization.

Ms. Gabriel is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers, BECAUSE THEY HATE: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America, and THEY MUST BE STOPPED: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It. She was named one of the "top fifty" most prominent speakers in America.

In this clip Brigitte speaks to a congregation about the very real danger facing the west. You will hear about her background and how civil war devastated the country of her birth, Lebanon. She names associations, provides background on infiltration of our schools and even the highest post in the land. Yes, the current pResident not only caters to these infiltrators, but he has placed them in the position of trusted advisers. Please Listen Carefully!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

I Will Give Your Rains in Their Time...

 We have been struggling with a very heavy load for the past few months and as a result posting has been slow.

This has been a very busy and trying time for us all. Sometimes it seems as if anything that can go wrong~does! When there is a deadline the power goes out, and when there are two deadlines the equipment fails.

After Pesach we hope to be back to normal~or as normal as we can manage!

Meanwhile, here is a brief update...

When we first met Pastor Umar Mulinde in January, David titled the interview, Heart of a Lion. Indeed, this is a man with such a great spirit, and fortitude, it is difficult to describe. Both he and his wife, Evelyn touched our hearts and we have enjoyed a growing friendship with them.

Sadly, the good doctors were not able to save Umars right eye. The doctors were forced to remove it and he is now recovering.

We have been blessed to be able to remain in touch, with Pastor Umar and when he is able, we will ask him to say a few words for all of his friends who have been praying for him and following his recovery. Please, do keep this precious couple, and their six small children in your prayers. They still have a very long, difficult road to walk.

Jay, Meridel and David have been at a conference at the Knesset these past two day and in Meridel's words, wonderful things are happening~she says there is a spirit she has never experienced in all her years in Israel. Of course, David has been filming the event to produce a DVD, and we will be posting clips here very soon. Be sure to check back!

Israel suffers from a lack of rain and water is always scarce. As a result, much of the country looks brown and dusty most of the time.

For the past several years, the water level has been consistently "below the red line", a constant source of worry for all.

This year, as the title of this post indicates, the rains have indeed come in their time and the land has a fresh, lush appearance.

In this picture~looking from the hills of Kisalon towards Tel Aviv you can see the the beautiful "green" carpeting the hills and valleys.

Israel often brings to mind the Bible, conflict and Tel Aviv (the city that never sleeps). It is so much more! There are beautiful hills to hike and bike, amazing plant life and a climate range from snow on the Hermon to the desert of Eilat--as well as the lowest place on earth--The Dead Sea. It is a wonderland with something for everyone.

Kisalon is a moshav in central Israel, located near Beit Shemesh and is part of the Jerusalem corridor.

Like all of Israel, there is a bit of history wherever you look.

For instance, part of the Burma Road runs through these hills.

The road was built during the 1948 siege of Jerusalem to bring relief to the residents. Some of you may remember the movie with Yul Brenner and Kirk Douglas.

You can still see sections of the road today.

Yesterday, however, it was the beautiful greenery and flowers that have sprung up as a result of the rain that drew attention. Here are a few pictures of the area for you to enjoy! By the way, I do not now the names of the flowers, so if anyone has any information to offer....

These red "tulip-like" flowers do not grow in many places. In fact, on the other side of the hill they are nowhere to be seen.  What makes them so beautiful is the shape of the petals which curve to a very fine point. So beautiful up close!

Mini blue flowers surround the base of this bush with its red berries beginning to peek through. They are beautiful, but not edible...

The plant below is called Blood of the Maccabees. You can just see the beginning of the blood red bloom...

Someone told me these were a type of orchid~whatever they are they are delicate and gorgeous!

These flowers manage to grow everywhere~even in the center of a rock...