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Tammuz 17, 5767, 7/3/2007
See Chaim. See Chaim walk. See Chaim walk ALONE. Why was Chaim walking alone?
Chaim walks (left) with his T shirt that says, "Enough, Stop Spitting on us".
I interviewed Chaim for the last two Weekend Editions Shows on the radio. Click HERE to hear him on the last leg of his protest march. He was a lone marcher most all the way. He never had a chance. Why was the TV uninterested? We have at least three major news channels that have one hour news programs every night, in addition to all the 'talking heads' shows before and after the main news broadcasts. Why didn't they make time for this story?
I think Chaim needed 2 things...
1) A solution or a demand to be fulfilled by the government, not just a message that he is angry and that the government is 'spitting in our faces'.
2) He needed a 'gimmick'. Walking from the Golan to Jerusalem was good, but it didn't cut it for prime time TV news. Sports did, weather did, sex scandals did, as well as other news stories. So what should Chaim have done?
Tammuz 15, 5767, 7/1/2007
Ever get curious of what the Arutz Sheva INR studio looks like? How about a peek at the staff that you ordinarily don't get to see? Here are some informal shots of the A-7staff that work hard gathering up the news to report to you....
Here's where it all starts, in the news room where we have the great (Rabbi) Hillel Fendell who writes the top news stories that you see at www.israelNationalNews.com .
Followed by our great news anchors Mordechai Shenkar and Ernie Singer. (Both single by the way, are there any nice Jewish women out there looking for a shidduch?????)
Mordechai Shenkar (above), Ernie Singer (in below photo)
Malka Fleisher with Alex Traiman, hangin' out pre-show time. Below, Ben Bresky with technician David Samuels, keeping the station 'afloat'.
Rivka is the office manager, and the heart and lungs of the daily operations of the station. She also manages the Juke Box. If you want to hear some great, kosher Israeli music, click HERE and choose your genres. I like the Israeli music the best, and then I choose the Israeli Selections #1-10, but she offers you Hassidic, Mizrachi, etc.
(Photo below) Me and Tovia battling it out on the TnT dynamite show!!! Now if I hear anyone say how cute Tovia is, I am going to have to ask for an air-sickness bag.
Whoever comes up with the best caption for this photo of Tovia and I, I am going to send them a free T-shirt or CD. The caption has to be funny. Leave your humorous entires in the 'Post comment' section below this blog entry.
My favorite photo of Yishai. I'll give another prize for the best caption for this photo. Leave it in the 'comments' section.
I wish I had more photos of the staff, but I usually come in to the studio, do my shows, and then split. Most of my work for preparing shows I do at home. So forgive me please, rest of the A-7 amazing staff!
And readers,,, don't forget your 'caption entries' for the last two photos! Leave them below in 'Post comment'.
Tammuz 6, 5767, 6/22/2007
I was at the Shame Parade yesterday. I am very depressed, yet very pleased. This is what I saw....
A virtual ghost town of the city center. This is King David street above, empty of all people, except for a lone border guard securing the area in this photo. I got in because I had a press pass. Notice all the 'rainbow flags' of the homosexuals on every street light hanging down. Usually, if an important dignitary is visiting, their nation's flag would hang there. I have never seen such intense security, before this parade of shame.
Israel's EGGED buses were used to help block vehicles AND most pedestrian traffic up Keren HaYesod street towards the city center.
Where are the crowds of onlookers??? No one is behind the police barricades. How disappointing to have a parade with almost no one showing up? I think that is kind of funny, because they marched, but there wasn't really anyone to see them.
As you can see, there were more security officers, then people. In the photo below, most of the people are in blue shirts. That's because these are police, and NOT onlookers. All in all, I would estimate there were no more than a hundred people gathered there, and they were almost all protestors of the Shame Parade, not supporters.
A Jerusalem Drag Queen? I am not sure if 'she' was legit. This man, dressed as a woman, was hanging around the police and speaking into a walkie talkie type phone a lot, so he could have been undercover.
News crews waiting for a story on the empty street where the parade route ends.
This was my artistic shot of the day. It is through the police barriers. It kind of looks like a cage, where the homosexual marchers were to march up to.
The marchers finally arrive. But wait! Those aren't the marchers, those are the Magen David Adom emergency first aid workers and some foreign media crews . Behind them must be the marchers. There don't seem to be the many thousands they expected or claimed to have.
Up comes Noa Satat, chairman of the 'Open House' center for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgeneder/transexual,queer/questioning)
Noa was the 'media darling' and here they brought a truck up for her to face the marchers and give their 'victory speech'. I don't remember exactly what she said, but it was something to the theme that they had won and made their march, and they will continue to march and people will see they are not animals and not an abomination.
This participant of the parade posed for me when she saw me trying to photograph her. She was not embarrassed in the least. In fact, her sign says, "Proud to be an Abomination".
One marcher even brought his dog. Man's best friend (in pink). How friendly are these two????
Were dogs and kids brought to increase the small number who came and marched, only about 2,000 people? When I asked one of the lead marchers that was with Noa (the guy in the white shirt marching with her (in an above photo) he answered me that 5,000 people marched. Should I be surprised that he fully exaggerated the number to more than twice what there were?
Above are some of the protestors to the march. The security personnel quite outnumbered the marchers and protestors. A rainbow flag is right near the protestors, but I saw no violence take place even though here, supporters and protesters were not that separated. Some of the crowd chanted and blew whistles against the March of Shame. Chants like, "Cholim l'bet haCholim' , which means, "Sick people to the hospital" . They also chanted, "Secular coercion!" and blew whistles in protest.
A protestor at the end of the parade route. The sign says, "All of you Marchers, Police, are cursed for defying G-d."
To see video of some of the protestors that cared enough to come to object to the parade, see Video :
I'd like to add here, that when i was in the air force in Israel, and I was asked to answer phones on the Sabbath and give outside lines to our pilots (who were at that time treated like gods), and I refused becasue it would be desecrating the Sabbath in doing so, I remember quite clearly my commanding officer leaning his face in my face in a threatening manner, and saying, "I don't know what G-d is going to do to you if you answer those phones and give out lines, ...but I know what I will do to you if you don't!!!!!!!"
Tammuz 1, 5767, 6/17/2007
Those religious people, they have no tolerance! They want to march in our neighborhoods that are secular, even though we signed petitions asking them not to bring their ''Haredi message' to us. They are ramming their lifestyle down our throats! Go away! -- Now, change the word 'religious' to 'homosexual' and 'Haredi message' to a "We are proud of our sodomy" message. That's what the homosexual community is doing to the Holy City of Jerusalem. A sodomite parade this Thursday in Jerusalem, the city where G-d's Holy Temple stood, His Shechina 'spirit' rested, and where religious people from all over the world reside to soak in this special holy atmosphere.
Petitions were signed last time a Pride Parade was planned here in Jerusalem, with an overwhelming majority of residents asked them not to do so. There are already sodomy pride parades in Tel Aviv every year, so why must they rub our noses in their sexual appetites? I mean, it's none of our business what someone's sexual appetites are. But the moment they bring it to public streets, it BECOMES our business. Our children walk down the streets of Jerusalem, they don't have to see the promiscuity that these parades bring: men dressed like women, or men showing sexual affection to other men in front of our kid's eyes.
So, Whatcha Gonna Do About It? If you fear G-d, and want to preserve and keep the streets of Jerusalem free of any type of sexual parades, hetero or homo, then you MUST act.
Here are the ways I suggest:
2) Action MUST follow prayer. Attend the demonstration in Jerusalem tonight with other Jerusalemites who are against having pro-sodomy marches.
3) Fax the Chief of Police in Jerusalem. You don't need to write more than a few sentences that you request that they prevent this event and that they keep the sanctity of Jerusalem intact and free of sexual parades. The fax number from the USA and Canada is: 011 - 972- 2 - 539-1466. You may not like me for saying this, but... "Do it NOW! Fax the Jerusalem Police who hold the rights to cancel this Sodomy Parade. There is nothing more important that is happening in your life for the next few minutes, so do it before something more trivial gets in your way."
Sivan 29, 5767, 6/15/2007
What is interesting about this benign sounding 'unity 'is the fact that all of these countries will be giving up power to make their own future decisions regarding who and how to do business. What if for instance, America or Israel were to get involved in a trade conflict with another country they are trading with? Normally, America or Israel could make a decision which would be best for THEIR interests and their economy. Not any more. This is where the 'World' Trade Organization (WTO) comes in. THEY - the WTO, are the ones who will be deciding or arbitrating who is right in any trade dispute, and force that country to concede. We are seeing more and more involvement of Man's global rule over independent countries.
Let us examine how the re-labeling of morality manifests itself today:
My generation was taught to respect religious values, and hold some sort of reverence and awe for religious institutions and sentiments. Today’s generation laughs and scorns religion as well as G-d fearing people.
In another twist of moral perversion, Israel, is the Goliath against the 'poor' Arab terrorists. Israel is the one that is expected to make concessions towards terrorists. In recent news, Israel is being told that she needs to give up the Golan Heights to Syria, one of Israel's worst enemies, to woo it away from Iran. They label this 'folly of handing the high ground that over looks our cities' as "showing political courage". Israel is the one who has been targeted as having the onus to give in to the Syrians, a sworn enemy of Israel and one who aids and abets terrorism.
Israeli Defense Force soldiers
Palestinian Authority troops
People do what they want and act with disrespect. They dress indecently, girls with bra straps hanging out, and guys with their pants down below their underwear. Men and women destroy their own families to run off with another to fulfil THEIR happiness, and to heck with their spouse and children. There is no integrity today. There is no honor today. There is no shame today.