Shifra on August 5, 2018
As Tammy says: I love us! Via United With Israel. American firefighters arrived in Israel to join their Israeli colleagues fighting fires ignited by Hamas’ arson terrorism. Arriving in the Jewish state under the auspices of the Emergency Volunteer Project, which operates to train and deploy international fire and rescue personnel to Israel in times of crisis, ten American volunteers are combating blazes started by Hamas’ fire kites and explosive balloons launched by Palestinians in Gaza. “Real solidarity is measured with deeds, and there’s no better way to show such solidarity than fighting shoulder to shoulder against the fires raging on the Gaza border,” announced the US Embassy in Jerusalem…. Over the past 140 days, Hamas’s ecological terrorism has burned...
Shifra on June 12, 2018
In a more “normal” world, the visit of one woman to Israel would not be newsworthy. However, last year, Iraq’s Miss Universe posed together with her Israeli counterpart on an Instagram photo, with a message about peace. And the reaction from the Muslim world was so intensely hateful that her family had to flee Iraq for the U.S. Via Times of Israel. Iraq’s representative at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant — whose Instagram photo last year with her Israeli counterpart forced her family to flee the Middle Eastern country — was cheered and hugged this week by shoppers at an iconic Jerusalem market during an extraordinary visit to Israel. “It actually felt weird — the people look like my people....
Shifra on June 8, 2018
This has been a week filled with sad news. As Tammy just noted on Twitter: I was inclined to say 'screw this week.' Instead, I've decided to use this weekend to reflect on blessings & concentrate on the magnificence of life & the new opportunities every new day brings. — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 8, 2018 In that spirit, here is a story to remind us of love and kindness and the “magnificence of life.” Via CBS News. A blind dachshund named O.J. and his pit bull sidekick, Dozer, stole the hearts of millions earlier this year. The unlikely duo were inseparable when they turned up at Richmond Animal Care and Control in Virginia. The two dogs were brought to...
Shifra on May 30, 2018
The power of a great teacher to influence lives… Brava Mrs. Judith Toensing! Via @CNN. This 6th-grade teacher once wrote "invite me to your Harvard graduation!" on a student's report card. More than 20 years later, the student did just that. https://t.co/PQow1tsuol pic.twitter.com/7xHN8BU1BK — CNN (@CNN) May 29, 2018
Shifra on May 14, 2018
Not a single democrat lawmaker from the US here in Israel for #USEmbassyJerusalem. Shameful. — Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 13, 2018 GOP lawmakers, including Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Dean Heller, and Lindsey Graham, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, were among the guests at the ceremony for today’s historic opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Maybe no Democrats showed up because they did not want to see the pro-Trump posters plastered all over the city: Judge Jeanine Pirro: “Street Justice” — in Jerusalem: Watch the latest video at foxnews.com ICYMI: U.S. Embassy Opening in Jerusalem:
Shifra on April 16, 2018
Because, as Tammy says: “*This* is who we are!” HT Weasel Zippers. Via My Statesman. More than a month after 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House was killed by a package bomb while standing on his front porch, the door to his Northeast Austin home was still covered by a thin piece of plywood. Nails and shrapnel from the homemade device had penetrated the walls, and the concrete entryway was left crumbling. “Standing on that porch will give you the chills,” said Kelli Parrott, who works for a local real estate company that volunteered to repair the house. “You don’t get the grasp of it until you see it in person.” House was killed March 2 when a package left by the...
Shifra on March 23, 2018
Neat! Via Times of Israel. The Israel Defense Forces and US military ended their joint Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise this week, with live-fire tests of two anti-aircraft systems over the skies of central Israel. The exercise, which began on March 4, simulated a massive ballistic missile attack on the State of Israel, with American and Israeli troops working together to defend the country, something officials from both militaries stressed could happen in reality. “They will train shoulder to shoulder, the same way we will fight in times of crisis. It’s not just about an exercise,” Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, Israel’s air defense commander, told reporters when the exercise began. Israel considers ballistic missiles, specifically precision-guided ones, to be one...
Shifra on March 6, 2018
After suffering through eight years of the Obama regime, with the wretched Samantha Power as our ambassador to the U.N., what a joy to have Nikki Haley at the helm. Amb. Haley spoke yesterday at AIPAC ( American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and she was treated like a rockstar. The Obama administration enables anti-Semitism at the United Nations Ignoring Aleppo, Obama, Ambassador Power target Israel Anti-Israel statement from 2002 may haunt Power’s UN envoy bid
Shifra on January 17, 2018
Harry Stack Sullivan was an American psychiatrist who founded the interpersonal theory of psychiatry, which emphasized the role of interpersonal relations as a fundamental determinant of personality development and psychopathology. For Sullivan, the developmental of close friendships in pre-adolescence (he called them “chums”) was crucial in the development of self-esteem and later intimate relationships. But hey, Sullivan’s ideas are soooo twentieth century. (He died in 1949). So, here’s an idea: Why don’t we just bubble-wrap the kiddies (so they won’t ever have to get a skinned knee, God-forbid) and give them all A’s (so they won’t ever have to feel bad about getting a lower grade). Via NY Post. ….Americans love reading how Europeans are superior parents…..So when news broke...
Tammy on April 23, 2017
Patricia, Pippa and Corkie Our friend and longtime TAM Patricia Smiley passed away last Thursday, April 20. She was surrounded by family in the comfort of her home. Patricia was one of the first TAMs and provided wonderful advice and support when Tammy Radio went independent. A regular contributor for the blog and excellent researcher and helper for Tammy Radio, her support and friendship really helped make our work easier, smarter and more successful. On Twitter, she was always active, sharing stories and making sure her followers were well informed and encouraged. Her pups and social media representatives, Pippa and Corkie, would always make me smile. In addition to being a great independent conservative, like most of us, she was...