Category Archives: Israel

Coffee with Sennacherib

His excellency paid us a visit in which we served him coffee and discussed how much the town has changed in just the past eleven months (traffic is worse) he’s been away, and sundry other points of interest.

He said the rancho sits in what was once a field of scattered limestone quarries when he was coming up here in the Sixties. Now lives in western Colorado taking care of his 80ish parents. Sent his regards to Barbara Ellen who was at work.

The old Assyrian said he’d been in touch with Snoopy to learn that he was visiting the grand kids up on the Lebanon border. Stay safe. Mr. Goon. We shared memories of defunct Austin restaurants like Bean’s and Les Amis. But he finally had to leave: Got to go see a girl, he said, with anticipatory eyebrows.

Oy!

Gold trove at Caesarea

From the time of the Crusader conquest of the city and the massacre of its inhabitants, someone hid the gold but never retrieved it.

“… as the levant’s primary port, Caesarea has been a critical link in trade routes since it was constructed by Herod the Great. Excepting Acco, Israel’s coast had little by way of natural ports. Herod’s ambitious and impressive feat in constructing an artificial port at Caesarea using under-water cement changed the nature of coastal trade in Israel.”

Via Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority

The Chariot tank

The things I like about Israel’s Merkava (Chariot) tank are its low profile in defilade and it’s rear exit-survivability. The latter alone is seldom found in the world’s other tanks which are wholly designed to fight.

“Combined with a tiny general population in which even minor personnel losses were felt across society, the Israeli military envisioned a tank which prioritized defensive capabilities and firepower above all else,” read the report, stating that “the construction of an entirely new class of main battle tank by Israel, a tiny country, is certainly a major achievement.”

Of course the rear-exit for the crew means the engine must go in front where it’s more vulnerable. Israel would rather save the crew to fight another day.

Via Jerusalem Post

Dead Israelis on Twitter

At the Hamas account. Victims of this celebrated terrorist. Disgraceful, Twitter, simply disgraceful. While you ban conservatives for simply criticizing Muslims.

Anti-Israel Dims won

Breitbart’s Joel Pollack on Twitter:

“VA-05 aside, a lot of anti-Israel Democrats are winning tonight. It’s more a sign of where the party is moving than anything like a referendum on the Issue, but the issue is now a fully partisan one. The Democrats are anti-, the Republicans are pro-, with very few exceptions 🇮🇱🇺🇸

Me: Could this finally become the turning point in American Jewish voting?

Via Twitter

Pat Condell sticks it to the Jew haters

Which was promptly restricted by YouTube, apparently for calling out Muslims as prime perpetrators.

Via Benjamin Goldstein

Israel’s “outsized response”

Andrew Gillum, the black progressive (i.e. socialist) Dim running for governor of Florida, has attacked Israel’s actions versus Hamas. As if he’s running for… Whaaa?

“…Gillum defined those purported ‘actions’ as including alleged Israeli ‘outsized response’ against Palestinian [rocket launched] threats while claiming alleged Israeli disproportionate ‘firepower’ and ‘pushback’ are primary causes of regional instability.”

Whoa. Looks like Gillum’s shaky on Hamas. Wonder how that will play in Jewish Florida? We here at the Scribbler have long favored Israel’s disproportionate response, as the best way to beat back her enemies.

War ain’t a game, Gillum.

Via Breitbart