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Monday, September 18, 2006

Some Chicken Soup For the Brain: Haveil Havalim #87

It is our priviledge to host this week's Haveil Havalim blog carnival. There are some really great articles that came out this past week. So, let's get right down to them. If you get a little confused about the different ways the links are posted, it's
because the husband and I shared the posting duties.

Israel and Israeli Politics:
Rick Richman from Jewish Current Issues talks about Netanyahu's visit to New York last week.

Carl in Jerusalem talks about, the Government cracking down on right-wing dissent.
Israel Matzav claims that the Commission of Inquiry being set up is solely for the purpose of shifting blame away from the current government leaders, e.g. Prime Minister Olmert, Peretz, Livni, etc.
He also wonders whether Knesset Member Effie Eitam is the only voice of reason right now.
He also writes about how an Islamic historian from Hebrew University has said that Muslims will never make peace with Israel.

Shiloh Musings wonders why Jerusalem and its numerous terrorist attacks wasn't included in a New York Times article chronicling terrorism in the aftermath of the 5th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
She also compares an event that happened in her own life to the theory that it's perfectly legitimate to have Prime Minister Olmert be the one to appoint a judge in the Commission of Inquiry against... himself.
Shilo also finds herself disagreeing with a Dry Bones cartoon and tells us why.

Jameel points to the media bias and stereotyping being committed against "settlers" in the trial and conviction of one such man that killed a number of Arabs in an attempt to stop last year's Disengagement.

Simply Jews has a simple message for Olmert.

It is an issue that has gotten little major press coverage. The Knesset is trying to stall the planned mass immigration of Ethiopia's Falush Mura, claiming budget issues as the reason for the delay. Reading the article, you will see that there is much more to it than that. As Islamists are attempting to take over all of Ethopia, with the ultimatum of "convert or die", the Jews there need our help now more than ever!

"Regular" Politics:
Mordechai describes what it's like to watch the death of a Jewish Democrat.

Treppenwitz explores the history of the "fifth column", and asks what should be done about it.

The US State Department is a funny creature. Made up of career politicians devoid of real accountability and responsibility to the rest of the Government and its policies. To really understand the unadulterated power that the State Department has, read "The Abandonment of the Jews", and "While Six Million Died". NOTHING has changed over the past 6-7 decades. Very well hidden secret. In any case, our "infamous" Soccer Dad wants to know what's in the water at the State Department. Go find out!

Wars And Peaces:
Israel Matzav explains why it doesn't matter that Amnesty International has condemned Hezbollah.

Yourish tells us that while the Holocaust Cartoon Contest has stirred up a lot of controversy around the Western World, it hasn't really garnered much attention or attraction within Iran.

If you haven't read about the new Saudi Arabian law banning dogs, you need to head over to Simply Jews to get an indepth look at the new "law".

Mere Rhetoricon how The Saudi Peace Iniative is actually A Discrete Way to Destroy Israel.

Perspectives of a nomad about Amnesty International admits that Hezbollah Guilty of War Crimes

Secular Blasphemy is not coninced that the Syrian security forces really foiled attack on US embassy

Daled Amos looks into the Pope's speech to see whether he is on a crusade against Islam. If not, what's all the fuss about?

As the EU is preparing to accept the Hamas terrorist government because it is planning on a coalition government with Fatah, the "moderate" group, I make some dire predictions on what the consequences of such an action are.

Carl in Jerusalem - Pali kid killed after finding dads weapon - an exposive belt

Samson Blinded about - The smart Palestinians

JOSHUAPUNDIT about how the ISM is now actively acting as terrorists instead of just helping them

abbagav about why Haniyeh is an Idiot

This is a must SEE video! An Australian peace activist that travelled to the Palestinian Authority describes how she came to realize that the Palestinians are sacrificing their children's for media attention, and that she had been duped by them from the beginning. Translation included.

Israelly cool about how the Guardian tells the Truth Lie

Carl in Jerusalem - New york times can't find Israel on the terror map.

Israel Matzav writes about how in an unprecedented move, France 2 is suing Philippe Karsenty, who runs a media watch-dog site. They are suing him for claiming that the footage of the now infamous Al-Dura shooting was staged. For those not in the know, Al-Dura was a 12 year old boy that was shot dead at the start of the Al-Aksa Intifada. The IDF was blamed for the killing, and the child became the poster boy for the Intifada and Palestinian suffering. Evidence is now showing that it was the Palestinian gun-men on the scene that were responsible for death.

Also writing about the Al-Dura trial, Atlast Shrugs discusses and how she sees it as The Dreyfus Affair Redux, or, plainly put, "deja-vu all over again".

Media Backspin - on the media reactions to the Al-durah trial.

Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs has proof that Muslims are being encouraged to invest more money in Western media outlets in order to gain and spread more influence.

In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Dave Bender revisits the reactions, from 9/11/2001, to the attacks from the residents of Jerusalem Old City.

Mediacrity about New york times putting Terrorists and Victims in the same place.

Jewish Life
Jewish Blogmeister - Mendy Wald is renting out his new CD.

oceanguy has An eye-opening History Lesson

Life of rubin tells about the new absurdidty: NAACP Sues Jewish Run Clinic for Closing on Shabbos

Cross-currents put their 2 cents about Dorit Beinisch and her over activisim at the westen wall

Jewish Blogmeister about rabis and Kashrut

Scraps at Patchwork Girl in Black and White about it beeing the time of year again for Forgiveness

Kosher Cooking Carnival has grown up--double digits!

Elder of Zion has a history lesson in antisemitism about The Saratoga incident, 1877

Apikorsus Online gladly shares with us the best recipes for the New Year.

Also, for the New Year, Heichal HaNegina tells us the significance of the 18th, or Chai, of Elul.

Looking for a great graphic to send all your friends Happy New Year wishes and blessings? Head on over to flickr for a beautiful and perfect Shana Tova greetings cover.

Life of rubin gives us a Review of Avraham Fried's Bein Kach UBein Kach: Part I

Jewlicious wants to know whether she can call Azzam, al-Zawahiri's #2, a self-hating Jew.

Presence ponders the meaning of the Kaddish.

You know that family reunions always means food. me-ander tells us about her latest family reunion.

Samizdat writes about the added significance of having a Bar-Mitzvah a year after being thrown out of your home in Gush Katif.

Shiloh Musings gives us her interpretation and added political significance of this past week's Parsha, the ever important one before Rosh Hashana.

Orthomom and Nfonss have been have a lively discussion on the matter of orthodox Jews and property taxes. Here is the beginning of the discussion. Read the whole thing in order to get caught up. It's very interesting!!

Mazel 123 keeps us up-to-date on the meat situation in Monsey, New York, and the fast day that was declared in response to this.

cross-currents has A General Theory of Just About Everything

A Simple Jew wants to know more about his great-grandfather, Yitzchok. It is a very moving post.

Heichal HaNegina tells the riveting tale of how the Pele Yoeitz was saved at the Mikva.

Me-ander discusses the juxtoposition of religion and the "Baby Boomer" generation.

Daf Notes is a blog that seems to be dedicated to becoming an electronic source for people looking for a Daf Yomi shiur or simply wanting to learn a little Torah in your spare time while you're browsing around the web.

Rafi is free from crutches... sort of. Don't worry. There's a lesson in there somewhere.

Irina gives us her Q & A from her ADL meeting with a Polish historian that has chronicled the rise of anti-semitism and xenophobia in that country.

Yeshiva University has just been given a $100 million grant by one of the most succeful business-men in the world, who happens to be Jewish. Nfonss has an interesting idea on how to spend the money.

Me-ander asks that we not waste our time this Sunday. I've already put the clothes in the washing machine. Thanks!

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At 8:55 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Great job guys! Hope you're still speaking to each other. By the way, if you really are in French Hill, we are neighbors. If you drop me an email, I'll tell you where I am.

At 12:38 AM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

Great job! Thanks for the link! It must be fun working as a team! : )

At 4:00 AM, Blogger Sarah Likes Green said...

nice work... hopefully there'll be time to read some of the excellent articles in between everything else to do this week!

At 6:43 AM, Blogger The Town Crier said...

Blogindm has alot about the rental CD mishigaas

At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello French Hill,

i sent you this link


but it seems you missed it. would you be kind enough to add it?
i really would like some feedback on this.
thank for hosting

At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Effort French Hill.
HH is my must read for the week.


At 12:54 PM, Blogger yitz said...

Thanks for including me, twice! However, for some reason, the first link you posted was incomplete - my Chai Elul post is here.
Shana Tova u'metuka to all!

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Hey guys, thanks for the comments. The reason we missed a few were lags from emails. For some reason, the husband didn't get some of the submissions I sent him until this morning. So, I'm sorry if I missed some. I would encourage you to send those I may have missed into the next carnival. Thanks all!! It was a pleasure reading what you had to write. Really amazing stuff!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Rafi G. said...

great job olah!!!

At 11:50 PM, Blogger Batya said...

Olim, you did a super job! You're a great team, bli eyin haraa.
Thanks for all the links.

At 12:36 AM, Blogger Avromi said...

I appreciate the link and b"H the site is picking up as more and more people are cheating at work and sneaking some daf yomi learning inbetween phone calls. Thanks again and keep up the great work. Ksiva v'chasima tova from http://dafnotes.blogspot.com/

Avrom Adler

At 12:41 AM, Blogger treppenwitz said...

Great post... thank you for the link.


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