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The Belmont Club, at their new blog site, writes an analysis of actions (and predicted actions) in Lebanon and Syria...
If this analysis is correct, the world crisis should accelerate rather than diminish in the coming years and months, not in the least because the United States seems to have no plan to fill the power vacuum with anything.
Click here to read it.
Hamikdash has a downer of a story...
I was walking near Ben Yehuda Street when five or so Israelis in their early twenties burst out of a bar dressed in costumes. They were shouting "Hag Samayach!" (happy holiday).
I was so happy to see my young brothers and sisters celebrating Purim with such joy (albeit a bit early).
Then my heart sank. I realized they were celebrating S. Patrick's Day.
Read the whole thing.
while IsraellyCool has an upper of a story (I love this one)...
I enter my code and start the engine. Phew! The engine starts.
So does the alarm.
As I am contemplating my next move, a bald-headed, tough looking guy knocks on my window. I open the door. He asks me, in Hebrew, what the problem is.
I cannot disable the alarm.
Is this your car?
Well, it's my company car. The company leases it for me.
Give me your keys and I'll see what I can do.
Now, in most other countries, I would never just hand my car keys to some strange, tough looking guy in the middle of nowhere. I would be too afraid. But in Israel, I feel differently. Crime is certainly lower than in most places, and I am used to Israelis bending over backwards to help someone in distress. So I hand over my keys without blinking.
The man takes my keys and starts playing with the button to deactivate the alarm. He is no more successful than I was. He then asks me to open the car bonnet. I ask him:
Do you think you can disable the alarm?
Well, I have stolen a few cars before.
So here I am, having given over my car keys to a man with experience in stealing cars. Yet I am not overly concerned that he will pull a knife on me and steal mine.
Read the whole thing!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.