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Death of severely malnourished 35-day-old Samar Dofdaa


Its been a while since I wrote posts, because there was so much going on in my life.

But today everything stops, in the memory of the severely malnourished 35-day-old Samar Dofdaa.  She is just one of so many  Syrian children and adults who are suffering terrible tragedies since the beginning of the civil war in Syria. It is now over six years long, and no sign of an end.   As long as world war II.
It is incomprehensible, that children are starving just over the border and there is nothing I can do about it. 


ghouta-baby.jpg  Heart breaking.
I wish governments would convince their citizens, that what happens ‘far away’ in Syria is the responsibility of  all nations.



הדפים העוסקים בפיצוץ המלך דוד הועברו לבלוג חדש, המוקדש לפרשה. קישור בגוף הפוסט.


לאחרונה הצטבר חומר רב, שמצדיק הקדשת בלוג לנושא כל כך חשוב, גם בפני עצמו וגם לי באופן אישי.
להלן קישור לאתר הבלוג הפיצוץ במלון המלך דוד, 22-7-1946.

רוב החומר הוא בעברית, אבל קיימים, ויתווספו בהמשך עוד דפים בשפה האנגלית .
קישור לשני הדפים המתאימים:

Shmuel Yeshaya (1) – the night of the bombing

The King David Hotel bombing in Jerusalem, 1946








Stop the ongoing massacre in Syria

November 30, 2016

It is heart breaking to watch the swarm of refugees escaping the bombarded city of Ḥalab (Aleppo). It is even more horrifying to watch children standing in the rubble  speaking about their dead parent or a lost sibling.

But the worst thing is knowing that these people, millions of them, are pawns in the game of leaders who have so many other considerations, just not these human beings.

Stop the ongoing massacre in Syria!



Is Israel an apartheid state?

Kenneth Meshoe, member of South African parliament explains why Israel is not an apartheid state, and why bringing this claims is an insult to South African freedom fighters.

This a quote from a lecture by Meshoe, that you can hear clicking this link . You can also read the transcript.

“As a member of the South African parliament, and in the name of millions of my fellow black citizens of that country — we know what apartheid really was — and I therefore ask those in United States, Europe and anywhere else in the world who charge Israel with practicing apartheid to please stop doing so. You are damaging the truth, you are damaging any chance for peace in the Middle East, and most of all, you are destroying the memory of the real apartheid.
The charge that Israel is an apartheid state is a lie about the real Israel and it is a lie about the real apartheid.

I am Kenneth Meshoe, member of the South African parliament for Prager University.”

end of quote from transcript.

Human hostages in Gaza

What should a country do when it is attacked with missiles and rockets, or invaded through tunnels  with terrorist attacks?

Obviously, it must defend its citizens. But how do you defend against an enemy who takes his own citizens hostage and uses your own conscience against you?

This is Israel’s problem. While claiming to accept Israel’s right to defend its cities and citizens, the world poses a demand of not firing at civilians. The terrorists hide in the midst of heavily populated area and carryout their attacks from hospitals, schools, mosques and homes.

Many protest the damages and the loss of life caused by Israeli bombardment, but how do you stop terrorists who are using his own people as human shields, without civilian casualties?

please see my page: Children as human shields 

and pray  for a solution to  this insane situation

What else can one wish for?

A beautiful Saturday, a few clouds, some moderate rain that cleaned up all the dust that’s been piling up on my doorstep for the past months due to construction works near by.

These are some views that can be seen from our home these days.

Sunrises from H. ‘s room:

Sunrise, Home  DSC00613 Sunrise, Home  DSC00612 Sunrise, Home  DSC00610 Sunrise, Home  DSC00604

and other views:

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Three hyraxes in our garden were captured by the municipal animal-catchers and delivered to out-of-town locations, where they will hopefully be just as happy.   Haven’t seen any since.

Hyrax captured 20131013_155312

During the fall, the grapefruit tree,  which had two-thirds of its leaves eaten up, has began to grow lots of new, healthy  leaves.

Grapefruit new leaves  DSC00603    Grapefruit new leaves DSC00600


They also caught three yard kittens and took them to the municipal veterinarian, and were vaccinated and neutered.  During the last few months two of them, and one older,  have been living on a ledge on the kitchen window. I bought a cage large enough for them and they seem very happy. Thy are really sweet and friendly.

We managed to catch by ourselves around five or six mice. No glue traps ! We just trap them and find them a new home … away from neighborhoods.

Mouse 20131018_075712    Mouse 20131018_075500

A couple of days ago I saw (and filmed) a bulbul bird, emptying a pomegranate.  It kept on entering the fruit and coming up with the red grains in its beak;

Bulbul DSC05161      Bulbul DSC05158

Bulbul DSC05159


and w’ve already relocated some snails from our garden…


Snails DSC00023 DSC00024


what can I say.

Life goes on.