Monthly Archives: July 2019

Will Look

Will Look (Randyjw; July 31, 2019)

 

and beneath the

lash-fringed eyes,

the shyest broad smile

brings peace and

contentment to mine

 

 

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Too Little, Too Late

Too Little, Too Late (Randyjw; July 31, 2019)

 

Too little

too late

from the more that was in my heart

But found no privacy

to say

 

 

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Anti-Zionism vs. Anti-Semitism

 

Anti-Zionism vs. Anti-Semitism (Randyjw; July 30, 2019)

 

 

Statements delivered at the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism in Washington, D.C., July 15, 2019 by Jonathan S. Tobin, editor in chief of JNS, in edited written form, below:

 

 

Tobin, Jonathan S. “How anti-Zionists legitimize anti-Semitism”. jns.org; July 15, 2019:

(https://www.jns.org/opinion/how-anti-zionists-legitimize-anti-semitism/)

 

 

 

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Antennae

Antennae (Randyjw; July 21, 2019)

 

I feel the sadness,

and, seeming,

but probably unlikely,

futility.

 

Like a broadcast transmission,

pushing through space,

forward with expansion,

for which no higher being ever captured.

 

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Israel Screen Time

 

Israel Screen Time (Randyjw; July 20, 2019)

 

Netflix and HBO will be featuring films on Israeli special operations.

 

Premiering July 31, 2019 on Netflix, The Red Sea Diving Resort recreates the operation to extract and bring the Ethiopian people to Israel.

 

HBO brings to screen the true, harrowing events surrounding the kidnap and murder by Hamas of three Israeli teenage boys – Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaer, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19.

This ten-episode series, called Our Boys, begins on August 12, 2019.

Ghermezian, Shiryn. “New Trailer Released for Netflix Film About Mossad Operation to Smuggle Ethiopian Jews to Israel”. algemeiner.com; July 17, 2019:

(https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/07/17/new-trailer-released-for-netflix-film-about-mossad-operation-to-smuggle-ethiopian-jews-to-israel/)

 

Ghermezian, Shiryn. “HBO Releases Trailer for Series Based on Kidnapping, Murder of 3 Israeli Teens Before 2014 Gaza War”. algemeiner.com; July 16, 2019:

(https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/07/16/hbo-releases-trailer-for-series-based-on-kidnapping-murder-of-3-israeli-teens-before-2014-gaza-war/)

 


 

Update (September 10, 2019):

A letter was sent to HBO from 120 bereaved Israeli families regarding this series.

 

See more:

 

Green, Aryeh. “Bereaved Families to HBO: ‘Our Boys’ Misleading Viewers About Israeli Societal Acceptance of Terrorism”. TPS via Jewishpress.com; August 14, 2019.

(https://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/bereaved-families-to-hbo-our-boys-misleading-viewers-about-israeli-societal-acceptance-of-terrorism/2019/08/14/)

 

And [added September 21, 2019]:

 

Berkowitz, Adam Eliyahu. “New HBO Series Depicts Jewish “Settlers” as Neo-Nazis”. breakingisraelnews.com; August 21, 2019:

(https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/135784/new-hbo-series-depicts-jewish-settlers-neo-nazis/)

 

 

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Beit She’arim

 

Beit She’arim:

 

(https://youtu.be/N_eDWi46h7o)

 

 

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Re-Made

Re-Made (Randyjw; July 13, 2019)

 

Why do we take this pain

and internalize it, until we have

nothing to say?

 

Maybe we’re just too hurt;

Maybe it’s the way we’re made.

 

xo

 

 

 

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Heart

 

Heart (Randyjw; July 12, 2019)

 

I wish you could read with my heart

the unstoppable, beating thoughts

you, only, love

 

 

 

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Just Five Jews Left In Egypt; Sorry: in Cairo

 

Just Five Jews Left In Egypt (Randyjw; July 10, 2019)

 

There are only five Jews left in Egypt:

 

World Israel News Staff. “5 Jews left in Egypt as pillar of Cairo’s Jewish community dies”. worldisraelnews.com; July 9, 2019:

 

(https://worldisraelnews.com/5-jews-left-in-egypt-as-pillar-of-cairos-jewish-community-dies/)

 

Update (July 17, 2019):

There are a few more, elsewhere in Egypt – – 12 in Alexandria:

(https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/133101/exodus-from-egypt-nearly-complete-just-five-jews-remain-in-cairo-following-death-of-matriarch)

 

 

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Sarah Idan: Beautiful Inside

 

Sarah Idan: Beautiful Inside (Randyjw; July 7, 2019)

 

Miss Iraq: Peace, Love, and Oh, So Beautiful

 

(https://unwatch.org/boom-brave-miss-iraq-drops-the-mic-at-unhrc-owns-the-dictators/)

 

 

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Fourth of July

Fourth of July (Randyjw; July 2, 2019)

 

 

Happy Independence Day, America!

 

 

Johnny Cash: Ragged Old Flag; posted by Good Stuff on February 6, 2017:

 

(https://youtu.be/o0Jl2qOFOJk)

 

 

American Patriotic Song: America the Beautiful; posted by Ian Berwick on May 21, 2016:

 

(https://youtu.be/Tcg11sx1vYM)

 

 

Anthem Lights / Patriotic Medley:

 

(https://youtu.be/NuqUSJIFreI)

 

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Artists and aficionados from around the world converge in Jerusalem at this time each year to experience the unique, spectacular light show known as the Festival of Light. This annually-changing exhibit of illumination features dozens of artistic displays located throughout various areas of the Old City. A different way to take in Israel at night, and combine it with a July Fourth celebration, as the event continues through that date, this year.

 

See Fernalyn Payal’s Youtube video from 2014 from one of the festival’s features:

 

(https://youtu.be/rRQmQXPh4HQ)

 

 

This video, by Jacob Richman, is from the 2017 festival:

 

(https://youtu.be/9QcUk2Y9Ti8)

 

 

This post, from alex goot77, is from 2018:

 

(https://youtu.be/NrwPNngQSJg)

 

 

 

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