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# 171 – Egypt, Jerusalem & Twins

Helping others to understand Israel - and Israelis to understand others...
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January 28, 2011

Mandela is ill.

Years ago, and ever since, I have been saying that Islam needs a Mandela to ‘adjust’ its direction; to perhaps remove the word ‘infidel’ from the text; to shift it towards Buddhism perhaps. Otherwise, nothing will stop the current negative expansion; certainly not political correctness.

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And today’s news that the World’s Moslem population will double in 20 years – or whatever – did nothing to change my views.

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On Tuesday, I fly to South Africa on a business trip (although I have friends there who will help me forget I am on a business trip). I am concerned. Shall I be there to witness that which I and millions of others dread?

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Is he suffering from the news that abounds? Now Yemen has joined in. Not important? That’s the country where they say that Al Qaida has established itself in force. I have not switched on the news from today. I don’t want to know the result of Andy Murray’s semi-final at the Australian Open; I have recorded it. But I need to know what happened today in Egypt. Following Friday prayer, the Moslem Brotherhood followers had promised to take to the streets.

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I am fearful for what will happen in that country. It could be another Iran, with 8 millions Christians stuck in the middle.

There is a lot of rumbling around us….

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Like you and they, we go on with our lives. Today, we travelled to Jerusalem to attend the Brit Mila (circumcision celebration – the event was 3 days ago) of a cousin’s twin sons…..

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Look at the fantastic location of the party…

First, the reception outside in the surprisingly summery weather – then move inside for the food, couple of speeches, and…

 

 

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Music, of course – backed up by unbelievable views of the Old City

 

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# 171 – Egypt, Jerusalem & Twins by Stephen Pohlmann - Ourboox.com

It was/is Aviva’s birthday today – so Eyal, the 53 year-old Daddy/host, presented her with one of the flower arrangements.

 

 

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(The story behind this guy is special. He already has 2 wonderful kids. His first wife has been ‘very sick’ for many years. Continuing to care for her in the warmest possible way, he has re-married).

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Later, not to miss the sun, we went for a walk in the Old City….

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# 171 – Egypt, Jerusalem & Twins by Stephen Pohlmann - Ourboox.com
# 171 – Egypt, Jerusalem & Twins by Stephen Pohlmann - Ourboox.com

And there, in the new Malmila Mall, we came across the Israeli Army in all it’s glory….weapons ‘at the ready’, kippas (yarmulkas/skull caps) bowed in reverence to the clarinet and the accordion…..

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And then we left for home, the sun setting, and Calatrava’s Bridge saying ‘bye’ to us as we drove out of the City….

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# 171 – Egypt, Jerusalem & Twins by Stephen Pohlmann - Ourboox.com

Have a peaceful weekend…for many in this area will not.

Stephen

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