Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Independence Day, Nakba Day

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Seventy years ago David Ben-Gurion publicly read aloud Israel's Declaration of Independence.
According to the Gregorian calendar, that day was May 14, 1948.
According to the Jewish calendar that day was the fifth day of the month of Iyar in the year 5708.

Israel's national holiday of Yom Ha'atzmaut (Day of Independence) is celebrated each year on the fifth day of the month of Iyar.
This year, in 2018, that day begins on the evening of Tuesday April 18 and continues through Wednesday April 19.

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NOTE: The U.S. State Department's official statement announcing the U.S. Embassy's move to Jerusalem read, "In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary."

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NOTE: Palestinian Arabs who are grumpy and anti-Israeli, observe "Nakba Day" (Nakba means catastrophe) on May 15, the first day of the new state's existence.

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Please note: we will NOT be issuing a Nakba Day Mug

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Israel's 70th

The Official Dry Bones Jerusalem/Israel Day Mug!


This collectible commemorative treasure celebrates  the declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's Eternal Capital City AND our observance  of Israel's 70th Independence Day! 

The mugs cost $15.39 each.
They are large (11 Oz) ceramic mugs with big, comfortable easy-grip handles. The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe.

If you don't get one now, you'll be kicking yourself for years to come.
Don't miss this opportunity!


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

We Must Not Forget

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The background of today's image is the blue striped pajama cloth uniform for prisoners at concentration camps.

In 2018 Yom HaShoah begins in the evening of Wednesday, April 11 and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 12.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Yom HaShoah

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The background of today's image is the New York Times May 7 1943 report of the Warsaw Uprising.

The Jewish holiday of Yom HaShoah ( Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day) is a national day of commemoration in Israel, on which the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust and the Jewish resistance to the Nazis are memorialized.

In Israel, it is a national memorial day. On the evening which begins the observance, there is a state ceremony at the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Authority, Yad Vashem. At 10am on the day of Yom HaShoah, air-raid sirens are sounded and people across the country stop what they are doing and stand at attention in respect of the fallen.. Places of public entertainment are closed and flags on public buildings are flown at half mast.

The original proposal was to hold Yom HaShoah on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the date of the Warsaw ghetto uprising (April 19, 1943), but this was problematic because the 14th of Nisan is the day immediately before Passover. The date was therefore moved to the 27th of Nisan, which is eight days before Yom Ha'atzma'ut,(Israeli Independence Day)

In 2018 Yom HaShoah begins in the evening of Wednesday, April 11 and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 12.

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Monday, April 09, 2018

The Jordanian Option

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Jordan considers replacing PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner
By
David Singer

Two recent events confirm that Jordan is seriously considering replacing the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) as Israel’s negotiating partner to resolve the allocation of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) between Israel and Jordan:

1.       The ending of a 9 months diplomatic impasse between Jordan and Israel following Jordan’s acceptance of Amir Weissbrod as Israel’s new ambassador to Jordan.

Jordan’s approval came after the two countries agreed to end their standoff following the shooting deaths of two Jordanians in the Israeli Embassy compound by an Israeli security guard who Israel alleged opened fire in self-defence after one of the men tried to stab him.

Weissbrod will replace former Ambassador - Einat Schlein – who had hurriedly left Amman last July following this incident.

Restoration of full diplomatic ties will facilitate Israel and Jordan’s ability to amicably resolve the division of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) between their two respective states within the framework of their existing 1994 Peace Treaty – ending a long-running border dispute dating back to 1922.

2.       The publication by the Jordan Times on 31 March of an article by Jordanian journalist Nermeen Murad headlined Should Jordan claim the West Bank on our behalf? An old yet new question”

The Jordan Times is published by the Jordan Press Foundation – in which the Government owned Social Security Investment Fund has a majority stake.

The provocative headline suggests the Government could be flying a trial balloon to gauge public opinion should Jordan decide to negotiate with Israel.


Murad opines:
“Did the Arab world and the Palestinian leadership make a strategic mistake when they kick started a political process that drove Jordan to the 1988 decision to sever legal and administrative ties with the West Bank? That step has long been seen to have, perhaps irreversibly, removed Jordan from the table of any serious negotiations for a final resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based in a “land for peace” formula.” 
Murad argues:
“I believe that it can be credibly argued that it was a strategic mistake to focus Arab and Palestinian effort solely on creating an alternate and less legally legitimate claimant to the West Bank, regardless of how nationalistic and symbolic it was to have a Palestinian body representing Palestinian rights, instead of focusing on claiming the land itself as the most pressing priority — even if only for purely tactical considerations.
Murad then concludes:
“.. it appears that the decision to squeeze Jordan out and undermine the legal opportunity that Jordan had to reclaim the West Bank back in the 1970s, is a relevant and important starting point in our review of our past strategies and a critical ingredient in our discussions of a way forward towards a solution.” 


Jordan’s long-abandoned West Bank claims could be resurrected following the PLO committing  political suicide by refusing to have anything further to do with President Trump’s soon-to-be-released “ultimate deal”.

Trump’s deal will be still-born if no Arab negotiating partner is prepared to sit down with Israel.
In 1988 the PLO could justifiably claim to be the sole spokesman for the Gazan and West Bank Arab populations. Hamas – founded only in 1987 – never represented any challenge to the PLO then. However in 2018 the PLO sole-spokesman claim has been completely undermined by Hamas - which itself has governed Gaza with disastrous results since 2007.
 
Both organisations continue to fail to reconcile their differences, engage in on-going internecine conflict and refuse to give their long-suffering populations any say in their own future.
Jordan appears to be readying itself to jump on the Trump bandwagon - leaving the PLO and Hamas behind battering themselves into political irrelevance.

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Sunday, April 08, 2018

The Answer

They use different names in different places. But they are all the same. They call themselves Hamas, Islamic Jihad, ISIS, The Moslem Brotherhood, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Abu Sayaf, etc. They and their crazed Lone Wolf followers around the world are driven to attack and destroy us.
If you are a Jew, or a Christian, or a modern secularist, you and your community are their target.
What is it that they want to destroy?
What is it that unites us?
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It reminds us of who we are and what they want to destroy.

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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Endangered Species

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The world is apathetic to the terrible and ongoing genocide of Christians in Africa and across the Middle East.
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