The most important question each of us needs to answer is, "What are you living for? What is the purpose of your life?" And this brings us to the question, "What's really important in your life?" From this viewpoint most quarrels are over trivial matters. From a mature, eternal perspective, the quarrels of many adults are not that far from the quarrels of two young children over a small toy.
I like, many of my readers, made Aliyah to Israel for a Jewish boy to live in the land where G-d tells us to live. Yet the politics of country allow a Jewish boy to sit in jail for eight months without charges against him, because his family name and members of his family told the truth about Jewish Arab relations.
The worst Arab murderers are released on a regular basis. Here is a 22 year old young man who has not been charged with anything and the court would not release him with guards to go to his own first born son's brit.
What's really important in your life? Isn't it time you take some action in your life and change the politics so we truly live in a Jewish Country? Why else are we here.
Love Rabbi Yehuda Lave
The brit milah of Meir Ettinger's son. Attached is footage of the naming of the baby. The name Netzach Benyamin is likely for his grandfather, Benyamin Kahane, of blessed memory. Meir David Chai Ettinger, Netzach Benyamin's father, who remains in custody amid controversy, was not permitted to attend his son's brit, despite public and rabbinic protest. Meir Ettinger is likely named for his grandfather, Meir David Kahane, of blessed memory.
Sadly and disgustingly... they did not allow Meir Ettinger to attend his son's brit!
His wife, Moriya and the family invited the entire Jewish community to join them.... and I went. I am more than happy to share the photos and videos I took.
Attached is the video with the naming. Plus a photo of the baby after the bris and another of his Mother (in the gold dress and white tichle) (From my friend Rachael who took this video from woman's section)
Which of the following names are you familiar with?
1. Monica Lewinski
2. Bill Clinton
3. Hilary Clinton
4. Adolph Hitler
5. Jorge Bergoglio
6. Winnie Mandela
7. Vladimir Putin
8. Linda Lovelace
9. Saddam Hussein
10. Tiger Woods
You had trouble with #5?
You know all the criminals, murderers, thieves, sluts and cheaters, but you don't know the Pope??
Lovely, just lovely!
There's only one country in the Middle East that could produce a soldier like me
March 3, 2016
Major Alaa Wahid, highest ranked Muslim officer in the Israel D
Major Alaa Waheeb, highest ranked Muslim officer in the Israel Defence Forces
By Major Alaa Waheeb
In the last few weeks, students across the UK have been involved in Israeli Apartheid Week. Some have supported it. Others have opposed it. Invited by the Zionist Federation UK, last week I was able to attend campuses up and down the country specifically to address and counter some of the claims involved.
These fall into roughly three categories. First, that Israel is an inherently racist, and therefore unacceptable country, comparable to Apartheid South Africa. Second, that its army defends this racist status with acts of illegal and immoral violence. And third, that the only solution to this problem is through the isolation tactics of boycotts.
Like many I met during my visit, I oppose these views. But perhaps more than most people on either side of the debate, I am better placed to argue against them. Because I am an Israeli, an Arab, and the highest ranked Muslim in the IDF.
Is Israel inherently racist, an apartheid state? Well, do you think that such a country would tolerate a person like myself getting to the position I am today? Forget for a second (BDS supporters would like you to forget permanently!) that 20 percent of Israelis are non-Jewish, have full rights, and are represented throughout society. It's one thing, after all, to have Arab politicians, Christian voters, and Muslim doctors – although we do have them, and quite a few at that.
But a non-Jewish army Major? Someone who has not only fought alongside Jewish soldiers, but now trains them too? Would a truly racist state allow me to play such an integral role in our nation's defences?
And while we're on the subject of those defences, let me tackle accusation two: that the Israel army is a particularly immoral one. I am not particularly religious, but as the Holy Quran says, "if anyone killed a person, it would be as if he killed the whole of mankind; and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole of mankind."
I do not serve in the army to kill people – I serve in it to save people. When Hamas fires rockets, or Fatah encourages stabbings, we are here to protect the lives of all Israeli citizens, Jewish and non-Jewish.
And so on to the last point – that the best way to resolve violence and conflict is through the kind of tactics advocated by the Boycotts movement. Namely, isolation and intimidation. For me, this is the most important issue, and the one which makes me shake my head with anger and sadness the most.
Like I said, I visited the UK to combat Israeli Apartheid Week, to challenge the lies and mistruths hurled at the country I am proud to call home. But what hurts me the most is not how unbelievable they are. The opposite, in fact. They are all too believable, and I should know – because I once believed them too.
The reality is that the town I grew up in did not recognise the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state. While Arabic is an official language, I did not learn Hebrew until I was 17. I was raised to believe the worst things about Jews, and, had I not eventually met and worked alongside them, I might still believe those things today.
In my role as a soldier, I have met all kinds of people both in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jews, Arabs, Religious, Secular, Left-wing and Right-wing. I have met Israelis who were prejudiced against me. But I have also met Palestinians who appreciate the work that I do to maintain some sort of peace and stability in the most dangerous part of the world.
Forget slogans and shouting. Peace – real peace – will only come when people talk to each other. Not necessarily agree – just agree to listen. But the irony of Israeli Apartheid Week is that it wants individuals to focus on differences, not similarities. Instead of building bridges between communities, it wants to build walls.
During my time in the UK, I spoke alongside a fellow soldier, a medic who has treated both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorists without distinction. We were the Muslim who protects Jewish lives, and the Jew who saves Muslim lives. There's only one country in the Middle East that could produce a couple like that – and it sure as hell isn't an apartheid state