Love Stores and Kosher Sex Toys

Little did I know that when I left liberal America for the more conservative Israel that I would be arriving during a mini sexual revolution. It turns out that quite a few Israeli’s are playing with a little something extra in the bedroom and toy makers and retailers are responding quickly. You can go online and buy kosher sex toys or stroll down to your local adult toy store for couples enhancers, (the Israeli version …

Secular Girl Observed Shabbat in honour of the victims in Mumbai

The terrorist attacks in Mumbai resulted in my doing something I haven’t done since I was a child –I fully observed Shabbat to the letter, with the exception of carrying the cat food to feed the outside cats on Friday night and I don’t think that counts as a breaking of the rule because it falls under the protection of preserving life. I didn’t start out the day intending to be “Shabbos” observant.

On Friday …

Holy crap! Inside scoop on PA happenings!

Ok, just got this information from Ramzi, who is a well-connected young man from the West Bank:

Abbas just disbanded the government, announced the State of Emergency ( HUGE SIGNIFICANCE) and called for early elections as soon possible….

as for the confederation, I have to tell you that now, from official sources, i have confirmations! It’s ready. They are building roads connecting the West Bank to Jordan PLUS. i received news from a source in …

Amnesty International Partners Up with Terrorists and Jihad

I used to be a major Amnesty International supporter. It has been a while since I got a clue about that organization and began saving my previously donated shekels. But boy, even I didn’t think they’d go quite this low. Amnesty is theoretically all about protecting human rights, yet it is now actively engaging in activities that are, in the words of one of their senior officials, a fundamental “threat to human rights.” From the …

Nobel win: I’m feeling sorry for Obama

Obama has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated for the prize less than two weeks after taking the office of the Presidency (when the deadline for nominations ended) and been in office for not yet 10 months and hasn’t yet had time to accomplish anything at all along the lines of what previous Nobel winners have done. Indeed, the committee that awarded him the Nobel said that it is not for …

Another blocked blogger

Ok folks, we’re all getting to be old hands at this sadly but you know what to do! Mahmood’s blog (Mahmood’s Den) has been blocked in Bahrain. The smart cookie made a mirror site of it to get around the block for those in Bahrain but it shouldn’t be blocked in the first place. For the freedom of the blogosphere you can go here to sign the petition and demand his blog be unblocked!

Hat …

Gaza now connected to Egypt

I’m basing this report on Twitter updates from today and yesterday and a recent Stratfor alert.

The border between Gaza and Egypt has pretty much ceased to exist, at least as far as armed Hamas militants are concerned. Towns in the Sinai close to the Gaza border have been taken over by Muslim Brotherhood protesters, with Hamas militants from Gaza joining their ranks. The border, according to twitter updates and now more ‘official’ confirmation, is …

Battered, shell-shocked southern Israelis start aid drive for Gaza civilians

Hundreds of Israelis, including those from rocket-battered communities in the Gaza periphery, are mobilizing to help suffering civilians on the opposite side of the border.

The drive began last Thursday, even before the ceasefire. Two young women from the rocket-battered Sderot area began the drive as a private initiative just with other southern residents but it has, in a few short days, mushroomed into a national project as Israelis from across the country heard …

Interesting

So I went over to check out the Everybody Draw Mohammed Day page and was surprised to see that there were quite a lot of muslims taking part, arguing that just because something may offend some people, be vulgar, in poor taste, and so forth, this is a free speech issue and people have the right to act in poor taste, they have the right to say, write and draw offensive things. I agree with …

U.S. training key to Intifada success

Fatah militant says U.S. military training was key to Intifada success. American-run programs that train Fatah militias were instrumental in the “success” of the Palestinian intifada that began in 2000, a senior Fatah militant told The New York Sun.

“I do not think that the operations of the Palestinian resistance would have been so successful and would have killed more than one thousand Israelis since 2000 and defeated the Israelis in Gaza without these …