Sunday, August 27, 2006

Chutzpah has its limits

Jackie Mason, the well know Jewish comedian, has just sued the Jews for Jesus organisation for using his name and photo in their missionary literature. CNN has a report here. The $2 million law suit may make these guys think twice -- but then again they seem pretty lacking in grey matter. As CNN reports:

Susan Perlman, a spokeswoman for Jews for Jesus, said the pamphlet was "good-natured." "Shame on him for getting so upset about this," she said Friday.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Israel the Aggressor

From the Chicago Tribune 19 July 2006
(click on cartoon to see larger view)

Thanks again to Jake for this

Monday, August 07, 2006

I Love Photoshop

I first saw the report in The Age here: Reuters has admitted that this photo was doctored to add more smoke and make the bombing look much worse than it was. That they have told the photographer, Adrian Hajj, that they will not use any more of his photos is a big step forward.

The blog Little Green Footballs appears to have been the first to expose these lies. That blog also shows detailed examples of how the above photo was changed.

In a related story The Australian (here) has reported that Israel is now starting to take PR seriously and videotaping their incursions into Lebanon. Rather than just report what Hesbollah tells them, the press are now seeing the truth in the form of actual video footage taken by Israel on the ground and by helicopters.

The Australian related an example of reporting the "facts" that they are told by Hesbollah which are counter to what actually happened:

The need for such authentication was demonstrated in the aftermath of the Tyre raid, when a BBC journalist stationed there reported as fact what Hezbollah had told him -- that the raiders had landed by helicopter "and walked right into a Hezbollah ambush".

A few hours later, Israel released videos showing the raiders, a naval commando unit, stealthily approaching the apartment building that was their target and surrounding it before dawn.

An officer who participated said their objective was the commanders of Hezbollah's long-range rocket team. The three Hezbollah officers were living in an apartment on the second floor of a five-storey building. The commander of the Israeli team was the first to burst in.

In the shootout, all occupants of the apartment were killed but the Israeli commander was shot through his lungs, another commando was also seriously injured and six others wounded lightly by grenade fragments.

Carrying the two wounded men on stretchers, the commandos were attacked by several groups of Hezbollah fighters who came out of nearby buildings. Assisted by helicopter gunships, the commandos reported killing six to nine of the attackers before reaching the beach where they had landed. There a naval doctor performed a field operation on the wounded team leader that reportedly saved his life. The men were lifted off by helicopter.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

At least someone's happy...

From the Dry Bones blog. Check out his latest post here where the lies of this war are starting to become unravelled.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Chinuch Hezbollah Style

This, and other informative videos, are found here on YouTube thru It is interesting and disturbing to see the mindset of Hezbollah, Hamas and other Arab groups.

We in the "West" are brought up with a love and reverence for life. It seems that this doesn't apply to our Arab cousins. This is the problem with media commentary on the entire Middle East situation. The media erroneously comments on events from a Western viewpoint whereas the protagonists are operating from an entirely different, and more deadly, point-of-view.

Now Arab Australians are trying to equate Israel with Hezbollah and have asked that PM John Howard remove Hezbollah from the list of banned terrorist organisations - see here. Does this tie in with another report on The Age website here that Moslem terriorists are headed around the world, including Australia, in order to attack Jewish targets?

Keep saying tehillim!!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Parramatta Rabbi's Home Attacked

Bricks and cement blocks were thrown at the home and car of Rabbi Yosef Wernick yesterday by youth of "Middle Eastern appearance". He along with his wife and six children were in the house at the time and fortunately noone was hurt. Rabbi Wernick is the Rabbi of the Parramatta Synagogue and his house is next door to the shul.

"It is always in the back of your mind, but on the one hand you don't really think that something that is happening in Lebanon will affect a synagogue in Parramatta," the 32-year-old rabbi said.

See the report in The Age here and ABC news here. There are also video reports here and here.

Thanks to Shoshanna for the links