Thursday, July 20, 2017

Muslim Anti-Security Riots

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The White House is “very concerned” over tensions surrounding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount complex, it said in a statement late Wednesday, urging Israel and Jordan to restore calm to the area after days of violent clashes.

Muslim worshipers have been protesting Israel’s decision to install metal detectors and other security measures at entrances to the holy site in the wake of a deadly terror attack near there on Friday, saying the move breaks the delicate status quo agreement between Jerusalem and Amman.

“The United States is very concerned about tensions surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif, a site holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and calls upon the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to make a good faith effort to reduce tensions and to find a solution that assures public safety and the security of the site and maintains the status quo,” the White House press office said in a brief statement.It added that Washington would “continue to closely monitor the developments.”

On Wednesday, rioters clashed with Israeli police at sites around Jerusalem as part of a “day of rage” called to protest the metal detectors, the fourth straight day of violence stemming from the move.

Metal detectors were set up in front of entrances to the Temple Mount as part of increased security measures Sunday after police said three Arab-Israeli attackers who emerged armed from the compound and shot dead two police officers just outside on Friday had stashed their weapons on the holy site.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Famous Rock and Roll singers are performing in Tel Aviv

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Summer is here and a string of famous old Rock and Roll singers are appearing in Israel!
To illustrate what's going on I colored in a page from my coloring book "A Yiddish Who's Who (Shnorrers, Shnooks, and Others)".
I had fun coloring it in. You will too! Dry Bones Coloring Book, Check it out at http://amazon.com/author/kirschen

If you like Dry Bones you'll LOVE coloring the cartoon pages of this book. And if you buy this book PLEASE leave a review at Amazon.
I'll thank you, the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) will thank you, and we'll all have a good laugh at the delightful Yiddishisms.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Murder on the Temple Mount

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The July 21 1951 news report in the Guardian:
King Abdullah of Jordan was assassinated by an Arab yesterday at the entrance to the El Aqsa Mosque, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The assassin, who had hidden behind the main gate of the mosque, shot at close range and was himself immediately shot dead by the King's bodyguard.

The King, who was 69, died instantly. His elder son, the Emir Talal, is undergoing medical treatment abroad, and in his absence the younger son, Prince Naif, took the oath of allegiance as Regent at a meeting of the Council of Ministers. The King's body was flown to the capital, Amman, and will be buried in the Royal Cemetery on Monday. A state of emergency has been proclaimed throughout the country.

The assassin is reported to have been identified as Mustafa Shukri Ashshu, a 21-year-old tailor in the Old City. During the Arab-Jewish war he was a member of the "dynamite squad" attached to the Arab irregular forces which were associated with the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem and became bitter enemies of Abdullah. Information was received at the Jordan Legation in London last night that several men were concerned in the crime.

Jordan guards stopped all traffic between the Jordan and Israel sectors of Jerusalem and closed the frontier at noon, fifteen minutes after the assassination. A search was made in the Old City for accomplices. The Aqsa Mosque, where the King was murdered as he was about to attend noon prayers, is within half a mile of the Israeli border

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Monday, July 17, 2017

When WE were the Palestinians.

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According to The Jerusalem Post:
This week commemorates the 70th anniversary of the voyage of the Exodus, a ship carrying over 4,500 Jewish immigrants from France to Israel following World War II.

The ship left the southern French port of Sete on July 11, 1947. A majority of the ship's passengers were Holocaust survivors who possessed no legal travel documents for their arrival in then-Mandatory Palestine. Upon nearing its arrival at Haifa's port, British soldiers boarded the ship, attempting to turn the vessel back. The British had already announced that the passengers would be deported back to France, although they were first held in internment camps in Cyprus.

While the ship returned to France, the immigrants on board refused to get off, braving a heat wave and food shortages. Though the British eventually headed the ship to Hamburg, where they forced the passengers to disembark.

Many of the ship's passengers reportedly settled in Israel later on. Among them was Noah Klieger, the French-born president of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team. Klieger, who survived Auschwitz, went on to become a well-known journalist and writer in Israel, covering a range of topics from various Nazi trials - including that of Adolf Eichmann - to sports.

The story of "the ship that launched a nation" has been told time and again. The 1960 film 'Exodus' featuring Jewish-American star Paul Newman was based on the ship's story, as was Leon Uris' 1958 novel of the same name.

The Exodus' would-be immigrants were part of 'Aliya bet', or the second wave of immigration. Thanks to a declaration by the British in the 1939 MacDonald White Paper, Jewish immigration to the mandate was curbed at 75,000 over a five-year period in the wake of World War II. While over 100,000 Jews attempted to immigrate during this time, only about half were successful. The British turned many ships away, sending the passengers to their fate in Europe. Others were kept in internment or detention camps, including Atlit, which has since been turned into a museum.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Turkish Islamism

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According to CNN:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him -- lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate "traitors," a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue.

Speaking to hundreds of thousands of people at a massive ceremony on Saturday in Istanbul, Erdogan urged vigilance against lurking enemies and declared that last summer's bloody ordeal emboldened the nation. "This experience has unified us, made us stronger," the President said. "This wasn't the first attack against our nation and it's not going to be the last attack either." "We know who is behind these terrorists. However, there's also the fact that if you do not combat and fight against these pieces we cannot fight and overcome those who are manipulating them. Therefore, we are going to behead these traitors."-more

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

I Confess. I Cheated.

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I've got a confession to make.
Both my blog and Jerusalem Post deadlines were approaching fast and I didn't have a single idea.
My mind was a blank. So I cheated!
I grabbed a copy of my new book "Dry Bones Cartoons Fight Back" (The book is 148 pages of my best-ever "fighting back" cartoons.)
and I copied a cartoon from the book. .A cartoon that I did Twenty Three years ago in 1994.
I cut it down to two panels instead of four, colored it in, and sent it to the Post and used it for today's blog.
Please don't tell anyone that I cheated.

Here's the original as it appears in the book. Dry Bones cartoon,Amazon, Dry Bones Cartoons Fight Back, Book, terrorism, Kindle,terror,

The book is on sale at Amazon and if you are a Dry Bones fan you'll enjoy every page. Click here to see it: http://amazon.com/author/kirschen In addition to "Fights Back" there's a bookshelf of other Dry Bones books.
And if you buy a copy PLEASE leave a review. It would be really helpful.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Boy is it Hot!

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According to Arutz Sheva (Israel National News):
Near-constant heat wave shows no signs of letting up; Israelis spend another week waiting for a cool break.

The heat wave which began a few days ago will continue to oppress Israelis until the end of the week, forecasters said.

Wednesday will see a drop in temperatures, but the heat will remain oppressive around the country, with the eastern valleys and Arava regions experiencing heavy to extreme heat. On Wednesday and Wednesday night, temperatures are expected to be between 25-40 degrees Celsius (77 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kiryat Shmona, 25-33 degrees Celsius (77-91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in Tzfat, 26-32 (78.8-89.6) degrees in Haifa and Tel Aviv, 24-34 (75.2-93.2) degrees in Jerusalem, and 23-37 (23.4-98.6) degrees in the southern city of Be'er Sheva.

The Environmental Protection Ministry expects "moderate" air pollution over all of Israel, with the eastern Negev and southern Judea regions experiencing moderate to high pollution on Wednesday evening and night. The heat will lessen slightly on Thursday, but temperatures will remain higher than average in Israel's mountainous and inland regions, and muggy along the coast. Air pollution on Thursday morning is expected to be low to moderate in all regions of Israel.Friday will see a rise in temperatures, and the heat will become more oppressive.

Temperatures will continue to rise on Saturday, when the heat wave reaches its peak.

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