Summer Time

Sitting on the beach and enjoying yet another beautiful and sunny day in Tel Aviv. Around me I see people of all ages and from different walks of life.

I hear people speaking Hebrew, English, French, Italian and Arabic (Yes BDS:ers! Arabic from two guys in the sun chairs in front of me. Apparently they missed the whole ”Israel is an apartheid state” you always yap about.).

To my right is the gay beach, that in a few weeks will be packed to the limit with gays from around the globe coming here to celebrate Pride Week.

Next to it is the doggie beach, where dogs can run around without a leash. And next to that is the orthodox beach, for Jews who prefer to take a dip in the ocean in not so skimpy bikinis.

And to my left is Yafo, where you can see Muslim women in burqas taking a swim in the ocean.

No one is bothering anyone. It’s live and let live.

It’s hard to imagine that not far from here, Christians are killed and crucified, Muslims of the “wrong” faith are beheaded, women are raped and sold as sex slaves, gays are thrown off house roofs, and people who dare criticize their leaders are murdered and their mutilated bodies then dragged by cars and paraded on the streets.

It’s hard to believe that close from this beautiful beach are terror organizations, that at this very moment, are busy re-arming and building new tunnels in their pursuit to kill all Jews and destroy this country.

And what is even harder to believe is how people around the globe can be so damn blind that they choose to boycott us, the ONLY spark of light in this chaotic region.

Shalom from Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. Wishing everyone a peaceful and wonderful summer!

Bras In A Tree

A tree with bras: what a great and creative way to show that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Took it yesterday by Kikar Habima. 

The Jewish People

”The Palestinian “Balfour Apology Campaign” to demand the annulment of the Balfour Declaration is part of a consistent policy of denying the rights of the Jews to their national homeland as a people indigenous to the area.

Yet the Jewish People for more than two millennia has consistently maintained the strongest claim to be the aboriginal people in its ancestral homeland, and their existence and roots are widely documented, acknowledged, and recognized.

Christianity grew out of Judaism, and the early Christian existence and settlement in the Holy Land were part and parcel of the Jewish existence and settlement there.

Arab and Palestinian leaders are attempting to establish a mythical, new narrative according to which the “Palestinian People” have existed as a distinct people indigenous to the area for thousands of years, predating the Jewish People.

Saeb Erekat, the Secretary-General of the PLO, claimed in 2014 that he is a direct descendant of the Canaanite tribes who lived in Israel some 9,000 years ago. Yet according to Erekat’s own Facebook entry, the Erekat clan is from the northwestern Arabian Peninsula and settled in the Palestine area around 1860.”

A Friendly Reminder

To the left: 

The International Synagogue in Tel Aviv, today, a lazy and sunny Friday afternoon. Still quiet before Shabbat. No iron fence. No military guards outside, armed with automatic rifles. No bullet proof windows. No heavy, extra double doors. No x-ray scanner. No security guards asking invasive questions. No fear of getting attacked outside. No fear of wearing a kippah on the way there. No fear of attending. No fear. Period.

To the right:

Any and every synagogue in Europe in 2017.

Just in case y’all, Jews and non-Jews, need a reminder of why we need our own country.

#Zionism #StateOfIsrael #JewishNation