Israeli Invention Enables Paralayzed People To Walk

The world loves to hate Israel. Sometimes it seems that there is a push on to destroy us. So, while Iran is developing nuclear weapons, N. Korea is shooting at S. Korea, and the PA and Hamas are trying to blow us off the face of the earth…what do we do? We give a gift to the world. An amazing invention that helps paralyzed people to stand and walk again….Enjoy!

The Humanitarian Crisis of the Gaza Mall

The media is always crying about the poor, starving oppressed “palestinians” living in Gaza.
First, remember that Gaza is under the total control of Hamas. Israel only stops weapons and weapon-making items from going across the border and has been shipping goods into Gaza daily–even during the Cast Lead Operation–except when the Gaza terrorists are firing rockets.
Second, Egypt is also blockading Gaza from their border–nobody likes to speak of that.
Third, Israel provides hight quality medical care in its hospitals to tens of thousands of Gazans–mostly at the expense of Israeli taxpayers. Sadly some of those who received the best treatment returned to try and blow up the very people who helped them.

Fourth, Untold  amounts of money is going into “Aid Flotillas” for these poor people living under apartheid, but the Mavi Marmara carried only passengers and their personal belongings. Many passengers carried large sums of money on their body. There was no Humanitarian Aid on this ship (just lot of IHH Terrorists). Elder also posts a report about the biased whitewash from the media and the UN. Elder of Ziyon, an outstanding source for facts on the Middle East has compiled this short video. Do visit his site.

Finally, I love Elder’s note at the end of the clip–“The mall is made of string and glue. It has to be , because we all know there is no cement or iron in Gaza”  
Enjoy !

07 December 1941~The Battle of Pearl Harbor

On the morning of December 7, 1941 the Japanese launched the attack on Pearl Harbor (called the Hawaii Operation or Operation Z  by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and the Battle of Pearl Harbor by some Americans). It  was a surprise (cowardly?) military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Americans are taken completely by surprise. The first attack wave targets airfields and battleships. The second wave targets other ships and shipyard facilities. The air raid lasts until 9:45 a.m. Eight battleships are damaged, with five sunk. Three light cruisers, three destroyers and three smaller vessels are lost along with 188 aircraft. The casualty list includes 2,335 servicemen and 68 civilians killed, with 1,178 wounded. Included are 1,104 men aboard the Battleship USS Arizona killed after a 1,760-pound air bomb penetrated into the forward magazine causing catastrophic explosions. We must never forget…

Sweden’s Multicultural Nightmare

On November 24th, 2010 Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag, voted for the most sweeping changes to the country’s constitution since 1974.  The document contained many significant changes to Sweden’s constitution, but public debate on it has remained conspicuously silent. Pat Condell gives his unique opinion on this and a few other “Swedish Delights”

Canada Got it Right This Time

Lately the troops who are battling evil in the mid-east on our behalf have been taking a lot of flak. Not just with anti war protests, but with attacks so cruel they make one ask if we have begun the decent into madness. There has been everything from calling them murderers to to charges being laid against them for “following orders” on a battlefield. Seems our politically correct leaders have lost their way and can’t seem to identify their enemy, much less figure out how to defeat them. 
This story is not new and somewhat late for a Veterans Day post but it is one of the few things these days that seem to be “done right”. As a Canuck I am proud that the government decided to publicly honour one of the many who have, and still do, put their lives on the line so the very ones calling them names can do so “safely”.

Take a close look at the right-hand side of a Canadian $10 bill–you will see an old veteran standing at attention near the Ottawa war memorial. His name is Robert Metcalfe and he died in September 2008 at the age of 90. Like most heroes not much is known about him by the general public. Given his exploits in the Second World War it is a wonder he survived at all. 

Born in England, he was one of the 400,000 members of the British Expeditionary Force sent to the mainland where they found themselves facing the new German warfare technique–the Blitzkrieg. While treating a wounded comrade he was hit in the legs by shrapnel. En route to hospital, his ambulance came under fire from a German tank, which then miraculously ceased fire. Evacuated from Dunkirk on HMS Grenade, two of the sister ships with them were sunk. When he recovered, he was sent to allied campaigns in North Africa and Italy. En route his ship was chased by the German battleship Bismarck.
In North Africa he served under General Montgomery against Rommel, the Desert Fox and later was sent into the Italian campaign, where he met his future wife, a lieutenant and physiotherapist in a Canadian hospital. They were married in the morning by the mayor of the Italian town, and again in the afternoon by a British padre.
After the war they settled in Chatham, Ontario where he went into politics and became the warden (chairman) of the county and on his retirement he and his wife moved to Ottawa.  At the age of 80 he wrote a book about his experiences–I wonder how many people have read it.
One day out of the blue he received a call from a government official asking him to go downtown for a photo op. He wasn’t told what the photo was for or why they chose him. “He had no idea he would be on the bill,” his daughter said. Too bad this story didn’t go viral while he was still alive.

May God give you peace Robert Metcalfe.

Tradgedy~Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer Dies

Reprinted from frumlife.   Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer, the highest ranking woman officer in the Israel Police  Force, died on Monday after succumbing to critical injuries sustained in the Carmel fire. She was driving to assist the bus carrying 40 Prison Service cadets that was trapped (and subsequently burned). She herself was trapped and suffered burns throughout her body. Deputy Commander Tomer was initially taken to Carmel Hospital in Haifa, where a team of 20 doctors worked to revive her–finally succeeding in restoring a pulse–“against all odds,” in their words. She was then transferred to Rambam Hospital for continued treatment.

Deputy Commander Tomer was one of the best-known, highest-ranking officers in the northern region.

She made history in 1997 when she was appointed Police Commander in Nahariya, and again in 2009 when she was appointed Commander of the lsraels largest  station in Haifa. Well respected by all, she had achieved what no other woman before her had. Commander Tomer did this by hard work and dedication, never using her gender to gain advantage.

The picture on the left shows the bus, with her white care (left of bus) as the flames engulf them.

The below video was made as Deputy Commander Tomer completed and interview. She is shown (2:56) in her car before she drove into the flames in an attempt to help the trapped cadets on the bus. “Baruch dayan ha’emet”

Commander Ahuva Tomer Driving into the Blaze (0:30)

Pray for Israel~The Disaster Continues

Fleeing the Bus Shot thru Back Window by R. Sofer

This information is taken from several blogs and news reports. The first story is from a blog called Shearim. This link is to an Israeli newscast that followed Israeli photographer Roni Sofer back to the location where he observed the burning bus and in fact saved three of the people from the burning wreck. He is an expert photographer and wanted to get pictures of the disaster. He describes the road as they drive down is saying that very quickly there were “walls of fire”.  He soon realized he must make a quick escape and turned around to drive to safety. There were two other cars and the bus full of prison guards coming and he warned them to make a run for it. The two cars turned around (Note: the driver of one of the cars–from Tiberias–is still missing). The bus, unable to turn around was already on fire and Roni saw three people–a woman and two men–running towards him asking for help. The video shows the pictures he was able to snap of them running from the bus through his rear window. They escaped to safety, but the guards and Haifa police commander, Ahuva Tomer, who was in one of the cars did not. Ahuva Tomer is now in critical condition burned over 60% of her body and fighting for her life.

American 747 Supertanker
The American ‘Evergreen 747 Super Tanker is now over Carmel joining fighters from many nations in the fight to control the massive fire that is still burning.
Meanwhile the crew of an air force plane fighting the fires spotted two men in a pickup truck trying to start a fire near one of the areas where a part of the blaze had recently been put out. The air force crew contacted police on the ground with the location of the truck and minutes later police arrived on the scene and arrested the suspects. In the last days arabs around the country have been starting fires to disrupt the efforts in Carmel. Hezbollah is celebrating the lost of life and forest in Northern Israel. “The great Carmel fire has embarrassed Israel’s firefighting capabilities and proved its almost complete incompetence,” crowed the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar TV news network. The arab press is  claiming that Ithis shows Israel is weak and no longer able to defend itself because we had to ask for help–and the dancing in the streets continues.

PA Firefighters Arriving to Help Israel
On the positive side, twenty-one Palestinian Firefighters have entered Israel through the Salem crossing accompanied by Administration Personnel. According to Ayash, the Palestinian people viewed the disaster with a great deal of sorrow.  He said the cooperation has nothing to do with the relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. “We came here to help without addressing the issue of Jews and Arabs,” Ayash added. “We will stay in the Carmel region until the fire is put out.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had telephoned President Mahmoud Abbas to express his thanks at “neighbours helping neighbours”.
This disaster is estimated to cost 3-4 billion dollars and take decades to recover from. Israelis have already started the long task. They begin by laying their dead to rest, taking in the displaced and starting to rebuild. During this week of Chanukah we know one thing, that miracles do happen and that is proven by the biggest miracle of all–we are still here and we are still standing together.
Video~Commander Ahuva Tomer Driving into the Blaze (0:30)
Overview of the Events and Firefighting Efforts