Monday, May 16, 2011

Israel's Independence Celebration

I borrowed this From Bee Stings blog post;  Israel's and America's "Independence Day" celebrations (with videos)  It's a great post, well worth clicking the link and paying her a visit at Real Americans Defend Israel...

This is one of several videos she embeded into her story.. I don't have a clue how it was done.  I've never seen anything like it.

Israeli Independence Day 2011 3D Light Show

Everybody knows that the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776
"Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) is celebrated the fifth day of lyar, marking the day on which the State of Israel officially came into existence, with the end of the British Mandate coming on May 14, 1948 - lyar 5 5708." This year, on May 9th, Israel celebrated its "Independence" Day.

I watched the celebration live on Israeli TV, right here on the Internet, and shared the joyous occasion with a friend who helped translate from Hebrew, what the speakers were saying throughout the broadcast. (Yes, this was quite a privilege for me!) I saw bands, listened to beautiful music and songs, fireworks, people dancing and families enjoying time together

In American, we also celebrate with family gatherings, cookouts, bands and music on the 4th of July - marking yearly, America's "independence". Huge displays of fireworks are broadcast in the evening from many of the states and it would not be the "4th" without listening to the Boston Pops Orchestra play the William Tell Overture before the fireworks light the skies

And yet, there is a deep sadness that clouds the joy of Israel's independence, for the hatred of the Arab world surrounds the State of Israel like a shroud, and many throughout the world, including those in the West, sympathize with the Arab nations that celebrate (today) and yearly, "Naqba Day" - Naqba is Arabic meaning catastrophe. The Arabs consider the State of Israel to be a tragic event in history and one that needs to be rectified by wiping the Jews and Israel off the map.
The media prints reports of how the IDF defended its citizens and borders as if it were a crime - implying in many instances that it is the Jews that are the occupiers of their own land and ignoring crucial history of the Middle East, while protesters on all three borders of Israel smashed threw fences, throwing rocks and molotov cocktails at the soldiers, running vehicles into crowds (without planes, vehicles are second choice weapons), hiding behind ambulances to continue their attacks on IDF soldiers; and if it were not for video cameras recording these events, one would think that it were Israel and not the Arabs doing the attacks.

What does all this have to do with celebrations of Independence Day?

Everything! Everything the Arab Muslims and Palestinians do is a combination of years of hatred towards the Jews; they own much of the land throughout the Middle East; and yet, Israel appears to be a tiny thorn in the side of the Arabs, and like the Iranian leaders, nothing will compensate or heal their wound, so long as the State of Israel exist. Their propaganda is eaten like dessert by all who agree with their ideology; and that same mass of lies has convinced even those who are non-Muslims, but who agree that if only Israel gave up more land, there would be peace in the Middle East. Even after the Fatah group of PLO's joined up with Hamas terrorist, folks from around the world expect Israel to deal and compromise its safety by dealing with terrorists.

Unlike the main stream media, I will post links that will demonstrate the ugliness of hate by the so-called "Palestinians", including the Arabs from Syria along the Syrian border, and that of the Arabs in Jerusalem and along the Lebanon border, and let us not forget, the Arabs in Gaza .. all waving the flags of "Palestinians" while the camera shed light on their hatred and perhaps, it will convince a few why Real Americans Defend Israel

Grumpy Note

Today, Yesterday now was a rough day in Israel, Arab form Lebanon, Syria and Gaza tried infitrating the country, people were hurt, some killed.  Bee Sting tells us what happened, and she gives her insights into what's going on in the Middle East, and what the Arab Spring means to Israel, the so called new democracies and to America 

Read the Rest Here, and be sure and enjoy the rest of the videos while you're there.



  1. Oh Grumpy, what a pleasure it is for me to see how you have helped by sharing the news on one of Israel's most difficult days - (this month, ha ha!). As for the light show video, I have no idea how they did it, but leave it to Israel to get the most enjoyment out of their technology! :)

    And what do you suppose our president will say when he addresses the Arab world this week? Think he will admonish the behavior of the Arabs yesterday, or praise them for their great strides for "democracy"?

  2. FRom Israel; Naqba Day literally means Catastrophe Day, and commemorates the “catastrophe” of the founding of the State of Israel on May 15, 1948. The Palestinian Authority teaches that had it not been for that event, Arabs would still be living in their homes, and a Palestinian country would have been established on the entirety of their ancestors’ historic homeland. Such a state would have "replaced" the Jewish population of the time, estimated at over 600,000 - likely leading to large-scale bloodshed.

    In fact, however, there was no interest among the Arab nations of that time to establish an Arab state in the Holy Land. The Arab League rejected the Partition Plan of 1947, which called for the establishment of such a state. Even after 1948, when Jordan took control of Judea and Samaria, and Egypt grabbed Gaza, those countries did not move to grant Arab independence to these areas.

    Only in 1964, in fact, when Jordan still controlled Judea and Samaria, was the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) founded for the purpose of establishing a Palestinian Arab state.

    Experience has shown that had the Arabs not waged war against Israel in 1948, most of them would still be living in their homes in Jaffa, Haifa, Safed, and elsewhere. In the event, however, the Arab countries declared war on fledgling Israel and called upon the Arab residents to leave - thus becoming "refugees" until this very day.

  3. Beautiful light show. Did you see that cute clown fishy blow you all a kiss.

    Oh Bee Sting, the pres will praise them because he never met a muslim he didn't love.

  4. Fishygal ...

    Of course he will praise them and tell them how important they were to America's "founding", and throughout the world today they contribute so much .... bombs, beheadings, kidnappings and hangings, burning churches and synagogues, etc. and etc.

  5. BeeSting, Did you catch the article in Sunday's FlToday newspaper. Our local crack reporter interview some local iman. What a crock of SHEIT.

  6. Here's the link. Read some of the comments too

  7. And now this lovely shows up today

    Maybe the Iman could counsel her.

  8. Fishy.... I don't spent much time on FT anymore.. The new format sucks and I got tired of dealing with that piece of dog crap that hangs around the blog page clicking the abuse button and calling people names all day long..

    The site's not worth the aggravation.

    But since you suggested it I took a peek... Someone suggested Loutefree get a lombotomy... I'd thought he already had..

    Soxy had a great comment up, first time I've ever seen her break with Obama on anything...

  9. Loutefree and 4justice4 are idiots. Once in a while Sox nails it.


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