The Day In Israel: Sunday April 18th, 2010

Leave it to Beaver:

King Abdullah of Jordan  said this week that Hezbollah’s activities in Lebanon  and the stalled peace process with the Palestinians might lead to war. “In recent years, without progress, we’ve witnessed two wars in a short period of time.

“There are sources in Lebanon that feel that war is inevitable. The threat of war exists. If we do not bring the Palestinians and Israelis to the negotiations table and if we cross the July deadline – there is a high chance of confrontation. I wouldn’t want to meet with you in six or seven months and say I told you so,” said Abdullah in a conversation with the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board.

I’d say there’s a high chance of confrontation no matter what, considering one of Hizbullah’s main goals is the destruction of Israel.

And here is Abdullah speaking about Iran.

“If you solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem, nobody needs a nuclear weapon,” he said. “If you solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem, why would a country such as Iran want to go to the extent of a nuclear military program when the mantra there is defending the rights of the Palestinians and Jerusalem?”

Abdullah is either clueless, or disingenuous. Either way, he is not someone I would place my faith in as a peace partner.

Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)?

8:25PM: Aussie Dave’s Law of Explosions: If it’s “ambiguous”, it’s not really. Some terrorists prematurely exploded or otherwise accidentally offed themselves.

8:08PM: Here’s  a great site honoring our heroes.

8:05PM: A one-minute siren just sounded 5 minutes ago to mark  Memorial Day for the 22,682 fallen soldiers and many victims of terror attacks.

Israeli female soldier

An Israeli soldier places a flag on the grave of a fallen comrade at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem April 18, 2010. Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, which begins on Sunday night. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)

11:30AM: Agree or disagree, I think this post provides some food for thought.

Some people think they’re smart, like the British folks who run the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The day before yesterday, the senseless stuffed-shirts declared that the Western Wall and the site of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem are not part of Israel, banning Israeli Tourist adverts that included photos of these holy sites.

The bumbling Brits didn’t realize that when you mess around with Jerusalem and the Wall, you mess around with Hashem.

“Aha, Great Britain – are you so brazen to discourage tourism to My Holy City?” Hashem asks. “You question My children’s right to their Father’s palace? You shall not have a single tourist entering or leaving your silly Island!”

So what did Hashem do?

Hashem let a remote volcano in Iceland erupt, from the Icelandic mountain Eyjaffjalljokull, whose ash cloud grounded all air traffic above Britain yesterday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. You see, the microscopic particles which make up volcanic ash pose a threat to aircraft because they can affect visibility and get sucked into aircraft engines, causing total breakdown.

No one remembers when British airspace was totally closed. Such a natural phenomena as an atmospheral ash cloud is one in a zillion. But, Hashem in implementing His Divine justice is defying statistics more and more as we get closer to Moshiach.

Britain’s air traffic service said late Thursday it was extending a ban on most air traffic until 1200GMT (8 a.m EDT) Friday, this morning. Meanwhile the financial losses and the chaos is mindboggling.

Who else wants to fool around with Hashem and Jerusalem? Step up to the plate…

Interestingly enough, the wife of Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is Dorrit Moussaieff.

An Israeli.

I’m just waiting for the loonies to claim she is triggering the volcanic eruptions at the behest of the Mossad.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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