At exactly 1100hrs. Today the sirens once again sounded. This time, for two minutes our lives stopped. We stood at attention, at ease, and just bowed our collective heads in remembrance to our fallen loved ones, friends, and brothers in arms. Our lives stopped. Like those we miss so dearly. We remember their faces, their laughter and even their tears. We feel the loss of these people so much that as a whole the country stops in its tracks! I saw people stopping their cars in the middle of an intersection and getting out of the car to stand in memory of someone. Everyone in Israel feels a loss everyone knew someone who is no longer with us. Someone who either left us in the heat of battle or someone who was a victim of terror. The whole of the country is touched. The whole of the country hurts. As a country we stood in honor. We stand in honor, we stand always to remember. Our memories are strong. Israel remembers its 22,570 fallen
Monthly Archives: April 2009
OK. So, I’ve been lax in posting for awhile, but each of us needs to take a breather now and then from all our little side activities. And well once “operation cast lead” ended I figured I’d let the dust settle and go out and just take pictures for awhile! While I’ve been away from my desk I’ve noticed that Egypt has taken the smuggling tunnels to task and they are actually closing a lot of them. I’ve also noticed that turkey is still pounding away at the Kurds in Iraq. And I saw the joke that is DURBAN II come and go like a SBD fart. I saw The Idiot of Iran actually make a fool of himself at Durban by performing his version of Adolf Shitler on ice and proving to everyone that the spirit of hate lives on in Iran. I’ve stood in fields of wild poppies in southern Israel while in full bloom and saw that even in a world full of hate that there is beauty to be seen if only you would open your eyes. I spent many hours in these fields enjoying what nature gave. I also found some new archeological sites that I’d never been to. Since returning to Israel I see that they have been very busy in some areas and digging up all sorts of places that I’d walked over never knowing there was a Roman theater or Crusader church under foot. The history folder in my lap top is almost as full as my research folder and because of this I’m going to head out and buy a external terabit hard disk to store the thousands of pics I’ve taken in the time I’ve been away from here. No worries kids, I’ll be back as soon as the weather gets too hot and the politics get too dirty…
Hope you like them !