Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ehav Ever - Incorrect Article from Israel News Blog

So the blog is back for a little while. I didn't think I would start doing a written blog again, until I found out that someone had written an article about me and used a picture of me without my permission. There is an article I found out about that tries to play at the idea that Zionism can't be racist by placing my face on it in an attempt to show people if a person like me is a Zionist, then how can Zionism be racist.

They try to play up the article by acting as if they are describing an illegal racist zionist settler living in the west bank they link to this blog, and then use a photo of mine. The idea being the shock of somone reading the article when they see a supposed "black" face that the person will say, oh wait a minute Zionism can't be racist. What they don't realize is that this method does not work, and it is not even the point of Israel's existance.

There are several problems I have with the article and they are the following:
  1. The authors did not ask my permission before writing their peice.
  2. They did not ask to use my likeness.
  3. The article uses a token black kind of method that does not work, and has been proven not to work.
  4. I don't agree with their methods, and because I didn't agree to the article they misrepresented me.
  5. Their article states that I live in Maale Adummim, and I don't live there anymore.
Most of all if they had simply asked my permission I could have given them a way better article that does correctly represent me and my stance about Israel's existance in the Middle East. So if the owners of Israel News sees this post, I again ask you respectfully to please take down the article including its title.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Abir Warrior Arts Web-Site

The Abir Warrior Arts Web-Site has been updated. The site can be found at the below links.

English Abir Warrior Arts Site

אביר אמנות לחימה בעברית

Just in case you are wondering what this is about here are a few videos.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cold So Cold in Jerusalem

It January in Israel, and it is FREEZING cold. The good thing is that there is more rain, and as I have mentioned on my blog before we need rain here in Israel. We only get rain in the winter, which means that if we don't get enough during that time we are in for some difficult times during the summer. For the last two years there hasn't been enough rain, and this winter I had heard that we hadn't receiver enough. That is one of the reasons that the water rates have recently gone up. What this means for me is strictly controlling my water use.

One thing I can say is that when it does rain here in Israel it comes down in torrents. There has been news of flooding in the southern part of Israel in the Negev (Desert). These videos are from previous years, but you get the idea.

Back to the cold issue. I am sitting here right now typing this in my room and I am freezing. My famous heater has partially died on me, so at the moment what it is giving is just not enough. I may have to open it up and see what the deal is. One thing I can say is that I can't wait for the spring to come so that I can go out more. Okay, you can now disregard that last part about my heater not working. I opened it up and one of the switches is not working. So with a little bit of engineering it now works again.

So while it may be cold as the Antartic outside, the Chronicles will continue.

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