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Last night I took my son to another U21 EURO game – Germany Vs. The Netherlands, this one in the fabulous new Moshava Stadium in Petah Tikva.
Here is the western grandstand before it filled up:
And here it is a little more full during the game:
The game was a tense 3-2 win to The Netherlands, but the biggest drama to me was: how are they going to spell Petach Tikva?
This large town to the East of Tel Aviv is our version of “Gaddafi”. Sample 10 signs, and you’re likely to get 10 different spellings of the name. Some variations include:
etc. etc. ad nauseum
Seems that UEFA went with “Petach Tikva” which is my personal preference, so kudos to them!
You be the judge.
How meta would that be?
Today is fast becoming BDS fail day.
Here we have another lame BDS “protest” video, this time from Australia.
- From 0:42 – the hippy complaining about the amount of water in a can of Eskol pickles (One gets the feeling he is ideologically opposed to water, at least when it comes to bathing)
- From 1:55 – the female BDShole with the exaggerated arm movements
- From 3:53 – the hippy rolling what looks like a joint or a cigarette (I can’t assume he’s not stupid enough to roll a joint in public)
- From 4:50 – a cameo by James Bond in the background
Cliff, a friend of the blog and tireless Israel advocate from India recently posted this photo on his Facebook page:
His (expletive ridden) caption is as follows:
HEY BDS-HOLES — Bite my (expletive deleted) tandoori arse!!!
If an isolated, far-away suburb in the North of Mumbai has Soda Stream, you know your movement is a SHAM, and a HUGE failure!!!!
You can imagine my shock when while riding thru this part of the city, I suddenly saw this signboard pop-out of nowhere.
Saying “(expletive) you” to the Pallywooders didn’t ever taste this good! As I can say is : BURP!!!!!
JAI HIND and AM ISRAEL CHAI, bitches!!!!
Yes, it seems that some very enterprising Indian has purchased himself an evil Israeli Sodastream unit, and is operating an entire business based on selling Zionist flavoured fizzy drinks to thirsty Mumbians, proudly telling everyone he is doing so. Think about that for a second. Less than a hundred bucks and you’ve got yourself a business! Love it! Its not hard to see the idea spreading throughout entire developing world! Thats some Israeli Imperialism for you! Beating Coke, beating Pepsi!!
Last night I took my son to see Israel play Norway in the opening game of the European Soccer Championships for Under 21 at the brand spanking new Netanya Municipal Stadium. The tournament – to be seen by millions of soccer fans around the world – is a colossal BDS Fail and is proceeding despite the protests of the BDS movement, spearheaded by longtime Israel hater, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Funny that the BDS movement chooses to ignore the fact that the Israeli team consists of players with names like Marwan Kabha, Mohammad Kalibat, Munas Dabbur, Taleb Twatha and Ahmed Azam…..
The game itself was a pretty good one. Israel, who were clearly outmatched on the field benefited from a (questionable) penalty and an (even more questionable) Norwegian red card in the first half and managed to squeak out a 2-2 draw.
Tonight we’re going to see Germany Vs. Holland at the new stadium in Petah Tikva
The 2013 UEFA European Under 21 Championship is being hosted by Israel.
Blue banners welcoming the young footballers to Jerusalem are flying over the streets.
Update to show just how seriously these games are taken in Jerusalem:
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was doing a live radio interview at the beginning of Jerusalem of Light festival, but repeatedly stopped to listen to the football game that was being broadcast at the same time.
The first amphibian to officially be declared extinct has been rediscovered in Israel.
When he first saw the frog in northern Israel’s Hula Valley, Malka jerked his utility vehicle to a stop, bounded out of his seat, and jumped atop it, catching the creature in his hands.
The animal had a mottled backside and a black belly with white dots. It belonged to a species that most scientists thought had disappeared from the Earth more than half a century ago.
In fact, the Hula painted frog was the first amphibian to officially be declared extinct, in 1996. Prior to Malka’s 2011 encounter, the animal had not been spotted alive in nearly 60 years.
When Sarig Gafny, a river ecologist at Israel’s Ruppin Academic Center, received Malka’s cell phone picture of the frog, he recalled that “everything fell out of my hands.”
“I forgot about my fever, jumped into my car, and drove two hours north to see it,” said Gafny, the coauthor of a study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications detailing the frog’s rediscovery.
The last confirmed sighting of the frog was in 1955, after the draining of the Hula Valley wetlands, only about a decade after the amphibian had been discovered. Survey trips dedicated to searching for the frog were launched as recently as 2004, but to no avail.
Since 2011, however, Gafny and his team have discovered several more specimens, bringing the tally of known Hula painted frogs up to 14.
Gafny says that there may be between 100 to 200 Hula painted frogs living in the Hula Valley. While not bad for a species once thought extinct, scientists think the frog’s range and population levels are greatly reduced from what they once were.
Based on detailed studies of DNA and skeletal morphology from recent specimens of the Hula painted frog, study author and Hebrew University of Jerusalem paleontologist Rebecca Biton has concluded that the species is the last living member of Latonia, a genus of frogs once found across Europe, as far west as Spain.
It had initially been catalogued within another frog genus, Discoglossus, when it was first discovered in the 1940s.
Fossils of Latonia frogs as old as two million years have also been found in Israel, but the group was thought to have died out more than 10,000 years ago.
Read the whole thing.
No doubt the palestinians will claim despite Israel’s genocidal attempts, their beloved Hula painted frog survives!
Dark smoke could be seen on the horizon as the sun set over Jerusalem, Israel.
The Israel Museum is seen on the bottom left of photo, as fire from Jerusalem Forrest raged.
Shai Agassi hasn’t said much publicly about the bankruptcy (I believe he is legally constrained in what he can say) but he has shared this petition on Facebook:
I’m not a government intervention kind of guy but (as I have written) I believe the Government of Israel has actively hindered the adoption of electric cars. They certainly could have done a lot more (without spending much money) to help.
It’s time they remove some barriers and help Israel take a lead in the massively important task of weening ourselves off our devastating Oil Addiction.
BTW if you use Chrome, you can auto translate this and fill it in in English. Petition link here.
Crappy Google Translate below, I just don’t have the time to clean it up but if anyone wants to please leave a comment and I’ll switch to a real human translation.
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Ministry of Finance
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Germany’s longest word is no more.
Mark Twain said they were not words, but “alphabetic processions … marching majestically across the page”: the compound words the German language uses to capture precise or complex meanings, which are a cause of irritation for novices and a delight for those who manage to master the tongue.
But one compound noun has proved too much for German bureaucrats, who have decided to ditch what had been celebrated as the longest word in the German tongue.Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz has now been confined to the linguistic history books by authorities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The word, which means “the law concerning the delegation of duties for the supervision of cattle marking and the labelling of beef”, was introduced in 1999 during the BSE crisis. It was given the abbreviation RkReÜAÜG – which was itself unpronouncable.
So the longest word to be found in the German dictionary isKraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung – “motor vehicle indemnity insurance”.
Try that on for size, Arvind!
And here I was thinking the longest word in German was schnitzengruben.