It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
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01 November 2009

Ushpizim? Hardly.

The journalist who concocted the blood libel story of the IDF harvesting Arab organs for the Swedish paper, Aftonbladet (which I'm pretty sure is Swedish for bigoted Jew hating scuzbag), Donald Bostrom, arrived at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv today so that he could attend a media conference in Dimona.

Mr. Bostrom received the sort of welcome that one would expect from Israelis. Youth from the Beitar movement greeted him with protests, and the Ministry for the Negev and the Galilee withdrew its financial support from the conference after it heard that Bostrom was attending.

Can someone please explain to me why it is that Israel is regularly allowing its enemies to enter the country? This past summer hundreds upon hundreds of Fatah terrorists gathered in Beit Lechem to hold their genocidal Jew hating convocation. Some of the attendees came from foreign countries, with blood on their hands, including Khaled Abu Absa, who was one of the perpetrators of the 1978 bus massacre in which 38 Israelis were killed, including 13 children, and 71 were wounded.

Abu Absa was in an Ashkelon prison, but was released in a prisoner exchange. Now, apparently, like a Southwest Airlines customer, he "may now move freely around the country."

What is it about Israelis that they consistently seem to toss common sense out the window, in favor of offering hospitality to her enemies? I mean, if you were the head of a country whose bloody enemies were gathering to discuss the best way to move forward with killing you, wouldn't the sensible thing be to drop a bomb on the building?

What can be done to reach out, strengthen, and heal a nation whose leadership, in large part, suffers from Stockhausen Syndrome?

More than 1500 Israelis have been killed since Oslo. How many more will have to die before the nation is inspired to put real Jewish leadership in the Knesset, who will defend the people and the land of Israel from those who seek to destroy her, instead of serving them tea and cookies?

With ushpizim like Bostrom, who needs enemies? I don't know, but I think the Knesset may need therapy.


Craig said...


What does "Ushpizim" mean? (I remember seeing an Israel movie by that name at my local library. Also, speaking of Israeli movies, which might you recommend?)

And yes, I also am disgusted at how the State of Israel can be so kind to its enemies. You see that same problem in other countries in the West (as I've said before, often illegal immigrants have it between that legal citizens here in the USA).


Shtuey said...

Ushpizim refers to guests, specifically the holy guests we invite into the Sukkah; Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc. Each night of sukkot we welcome different Ushpizim into the sukkah until the final night when we sit fully surrounded by their spirits.

Israeli films? i would certainly recommend Ushpizim. Beaufort and Kippur are also good ones. There was a great film that came out after the first Gulf War, the title of which I can't remember. It involved a man and a woman who were falling in love, and his aging father. The man and woman met during the alarms for the scud attacks. They would hide in his apartment in his gas proofed room and make love with gas masks on. It was hiliarious. If I think of the name I'll let you know.

Mary Ellen said...

Great post, Shtuey (as always). I guess I'll never understand any government. I think there are so many back room deals that none of us ever know who the enemy is any more. My guess is, the government is full of traitors.

Craig- I don't know much about Israeli films, but I did find the Jewish Films on the Internet. There's a short synopsis of each movie. I'm not sure where to find these movies...I can't imagine they would be at Blockbuster or anything.

Maybe Shtuey will see the one he was talking about and couldn't remember the name.

Have a great Friday!

Mary Ellen said...

Sorry this is off topic, but saw it this morning while trying to catch up with the news...

Of course, you don't see this in the MSM in the's from the UK.

A spokesperson for the military said there were "dozens of shipping containers, carrying numerous weapons, disguised as civilian cargo among hundreds of other containers on board".

The spokesperson added: "The weapons originate from Iran and were intended to reach the Hezbollah terror organisation for use against the state of Israel and its citizens."

Craig said...

Hey again, Shtuey and Mary Allen,

Oops, sorry, typo... I meant to say "often illegal immigrants have it better than legal citizens here in the USA".

Also, thanks for the tips about movies!