In the back-stabbing world of Arab politics where “death to Israel” is the only common cause, this official statement from the Egyptian Foreign Minister is a blazing neon sign that Hamas is perceived as a greater danger to the region than the evil Jooz.
In her quick-witted commentary—very Carole Lombard—MM wonders if Seraphic Secret’s post about the Iranian Christmas Message is a bit angry.
Actually, we’re furious.
Hey, guess what kids, Faux Photography from Gaza, AKA Pallywood, is already underway.
The well informed and always articulate Joshua Pundit, nicely summarizes Operation Cast Lead, and points out that the AP office in Gaza was also hit by Jewish shrapnel. In a screenplay we refer to this as a well-crafted resolution.
Jack has put together a nice round-up of posts about the war. Jack is pressed for time, but he says that there is more to come.
At some point, the useful idiots in the west and in Israel are going to insist that the so-called Palestinians should get more aid, more money. Joe Settler sanely points out that the more money you give these genocidal thugs, the more Jews get dead.
My buddy Jameel at The Muqata, is live-blogging the war—and yes, it is a war.
And let’s not forget that my Aussie mate—I just love saying mate—at Israellycool, is also live-blogging the war.
Flashback: At the Nefesh B’Nefesh International Bloggers conference I met Israellycool for the first time. Aussie Dave is tall and trim and looks a bit like a Jewish version of Crocodile Dundee. Anyway, we’re standing there talking about, what else, blogging, and he starts getting all tech on me. He goes on about RSS feeds and other stuff and I go:
His jaw, I kid you not, just drops to the floor.
He’s like: You’re kidding, mate?”
I’m like: “Um, no.”
So he looks at me long and hard, at first totally bewildered at the ignorance displayed by yours truly, and then with real pity in his eyes because it hits him: Seraphic Secret is tragically backwards.
But he’s a good bloke—another great Aussie word—and he starts lecturing me on RSS feeds and other stuff, and the tech talk is just mind-numbing, so naturally my so-called mind just drifts away and I wonder if Mae Murray, real name: Marie Adrienne Koenig, might be the most forgotten and overlooked star of the silent movie era—evuh?
Aussie Dave finishes his RSS lecture and asks if I understand, so of course I nod my head like a bobble and tell him:
“Oh, yeah, perfectly.”
And he knows I’m just lying through my teeth.
Still wondering about poor Mae Murray.
And still not a clue about RSS.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a miraculous happy eighth and last night of Chanukah. And if you want the perfect Chanukah gift—also excellent for a late Christmas gift—here’s a shameless plug for my novel. Another fine gift is my Emmy Award winning film.