June 30, 2011

Who Am I ?

I just got this by email ...

My father was born in another country.

I was not his only child.

He fathered several children with numerous women.

I became very close to my mother, as my father showed  no interest in me.

My mother died at an early age from cancer.

Although my father deserted me and my mother raised me, I later wrote a book idolizing my father not my mother.

Later in life, questions arose over my real name.

My birth records were sketchy.

No one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.

I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my new country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs and didn't follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.

I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.

That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and embarked on a new career.

I wrote a book about my struggles growing up.

It was clear to those who read my memoirs, that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.

I became active in local politics in my 30's then, with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40's.

They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything.

I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience in leading a single organization.

Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me, as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.

I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances.

This bolstered my ego.

At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy...

I was very critical of my country in the last war, and seized every opportunity to bash my country.

But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country's economy.

I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better, and every poor person would be fed and housed for free.

I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess.

It was the free market, banks and corporations.

I decided to start making citizens hate them and, if they became envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.

I called mine "A People's Campaign".

That sounded good to all people.

I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics and was able to gain widespread popular support.

I knew that, if I merely offered the people 'hope', together we could change our country and the world.

So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include "persecuted minorities".

My true views were not widely known and I kept them unknown, until after I became my nation's leader.

I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people associated with. I'm glad they

Then I became the most powerful man in the world.

And then world learned the truth.

So, who am I?


If you were thinking of SOMEONE ELSE, you should be scared.
Very scared!


June 23, 2011

IDF vs. Hezbollah

Amazing footage of our boys in action in Lebanon against Hezbollah terrorists who are wearing full IDF uniform and kit. 

A sobering testament to the heroism of our armed forces and what lies behind the headlines.
Worth thinking about next time you hear the IDF prayer in shul.


June 16, 2011

The Rabbi & the Paratroopers

I had previously heard this amazing story of the Lebanon War from several sources, but I never knew it had been recorded on video.   

A heart-warming story of our people ... enjoy.

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June 02, 2011

Freedom of the City

Wednesday June 1st.

My very first time in Jerusalem for Yom Yerushalayim - 44th anniversary of the recapture of our eternal capital city.

The mayor seems to have had political reasons to change the route of processions. But it totally backfired.

I don't think I have ever seen so many youngsters in one place - and having such fun rejoicing in possession of the most treasured icon of the Jewish people.

I've uploaded some of my photographs here.
Click any photo to enlarge. 
Lots more can be viewed at this link   

Make sure you come next year for the 45th !

March starts at Ammunition Hill

Throngs of kids ...

Far as the eye can see

Rallying Point
Down Highway 1

Group of girls - thousands of them

Entering Sheikh Jarrah - Arieh King

Sheikh Jarrah used to be called Shimon Hatzaddik  - most Jewish areas were renamed by Arabs to support false claims

Small protest group
Entering Damascus Gate

Approaching Damascus Gate

Musicians play 'Im Eshkocheych Yerushalayim'

Pressing on towards ....

The Western Wall Plaza

"Rikud Degalim" - Dance of the Flags

Minister Gideon Saar pledges Jerusalem undivided

Home time...

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