Friday, February 23, 2007

Shuk Shopping

When a mate tried to convince me to venture to the Shuk [market] with him this afternoon, I thought he was crazy, but that guy has a way of getting his ways, so of to that side of the city I ventured... camera in hand. Much to his annoyance, I was by his side, SLR in hand, trying to work the camera and get something worth sharing.

The results aren't anything to wow about, but for one of the first times since I started using the "big camera" I got shots in focus that express something of Friday life in Jerusalem. Between the camera and my ever-ringing cellphone, I am not sure what drove my mate crazier, but the pics are now online at

I have scores of photos on my computer waiting for upload, I will get round to it... I promise.

Shabbat Shalom!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

New Toy... Call Me!!!

I have reached another milestone and made one of those long talked about purchases that will probably revolutionise my life.

My new skype-phone means I can use a cordless handset for my skype calls, which in plain English, means my UK line, and my US line, are fully functional using the same handset as my regular land line.

No excuses, give me a call (and if you need the number, drop me an email)!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Both Sides of the Story

It's always good to shop around when reading the news so you can get try and get a balanced idea of what is going on in the world. I generally check a few sources if I am in the news-sort-of-mood, and the Sunday afternoon headlines obviously have very different sources.

Clear as crystal...

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Olmert, bow your head.

Sabra at Heart has voiced the sentiments of many this morning. The time has come. Olmert needs to go. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, you must agree that the Prime Minister needs to command the respect of the country. When that is not the case, change is due.

In my opinion, Olmert's resignation is overdue for a number of reasons but for for now I'll keep them to myself, (I am writing from work and by 6pm tonight I must get the weeks tasks finished or it'll be a work-from-home-Friday) but have a think. Are you really happy with the corruption of the leadership, and the deceit the country's figurehead stands for?

Click here to sign the petition calling for Olmert's resignation.

Our baby state has had to fight for it's life from the moment of it's conception. We have stayed alive and reached adolescence, and we must continue to focus on the aim of a stable, safe, and secure country for those of us who live here now, and every single Zionist round the world whose eyes focus on our land and hearts call it home.

Before we could recover from the disengagement, we were hit by war, but rather than having a determined leadership, familiar with the dangers of Middle East captaining our ship, our Government is made of opportunists and pacifists.

Put the politics aside for a minute, and foucs on the root of the problem. Very few card-carrying Israeli's respect Olmert. The least we deserve is the chance to make our voice heard.

Read Sabra at Heart's Post: The Call for Ehud Olmert to Resign NOW here.