Thursday, May 26, 2011

Caliber 3

Sometimes, in the middle of our trip, with all the press and politics and promotion, we forget how simple this conflict really is.
Today, we travelled to a gun range in Gush Etzion and learned self-defense techniques and fired some weapons.
The instructor explained everything we ever need to know in one sentence:

"We teach people to kill the bad guys and protect the good people."

Simple enough.

Press: JPOST

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We all scream for ice-cream

In Shiloh, Artists 4 Israel was painting two elementary schools. It was over 90 degrees and our artists were surviving on cold water and smiles. Watching them sweat away, we decided to buy ice cream for everyone. I mean if you are going to be hot - you might as well be fat too!

Craig went to the local grocery store and stocked up. He bought a bunch of the Watermelon ice cream bar that has become our unofficial mascot on this trip and a handful of other chocolatey-cool happiness. The clerk, a true Sabra, who happens to own the store (told you it was a small town) was ringing the items up without looking. Near the end, he picks his head up from the register and notices Craig.

"You're one of the artists," he says. "Sort of," say Craig.

The store owner stops, gathers up all the ice cream in one big pile and thrusts it at Craig. "You take these. For you."
"How much do I owe you?" Craig asks.

The store owner pushes them into Craig's hands, puts his own hands (now ice cream free) to his heart and says "It is an honor to give them to you. Please, take them. You have touched the lives of everyone in Shiloh. Please. Please. It is my honor."


Spouting truth, UK style.

Hey everyone, after a short hiatus I'M BACK!!

...and here is a video I've been working on.

... ok that isn't me but I was absolutely floored by what this man said. He is so well thought out in his speech I find it impossible to imagine someone disagreeing with him. Seriously! I read through most of the posts in response to the video and it is utter lunacy of national pride and how China will take over the world.

Confused by that one? I was as well. A little research dug up this and this. The entire modern world today exists because of Jews. I do not believe that statement to be hyperbole at all.

With all the recent news concerning Israel it is comforting to know that there are people in Europe and Asia who appreciate the Jews and the place that they live. Now to convince more people. Are you checking out the amazingness happening right now on our most recent trip to Israel?

I don't know about you but I am blown away.

Press: NRG