By Ernie Moore on Saturday, March 30, 2013
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Once called the Moment Bar, and once the target of a suicide bomber, back in 2002, it survived and came back. Now it is closed.

The Restobar – that’s the name. Not very snappy to the ears of Westerners, but there you are. As we wrote above, it was blown up, lives were lost, and yet it was rebuilt and made a comeback.

Located in the Rehavia neighborhood, on the intersection of Gaza and Ben Maimon Streets, the place is a regular haunt of the secular Israeli crowd. Especially on Saturdays, or Shabbat, when most businesses are closed.

You see Restobar...
By Ernie Moore on Friday, March 29, 2013
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Why this photo? Because it is the ice cream truck. If you do take a tour, be sure and get a Magnum Bar. They are now sold in the US, but those don’t compare to the real deal at the Promenade.

If you head to Jerusalem without a tour group, or skip away, you will probably not go far without the temptation to try some of the local food.

Now, this is not about the fancy, costly fine dining restaurants, for which Israel is famous. Some of them will be in little out of the way alleys, some in more obvious locales like Caesarea.

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By Ernie Moore on Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Perhaps his name is not so famous to Westerners who don’t know Israel intimately. But to both US military leaders, many US legislators and virtually all Israelis he is a famous general.

Not glamorous, not having much bling, but with lots of insight, real courage, and convictions that are long established, Moshe Ya’alon has been one of my heroes for many years.

Though a bit lengthy, we felt it important introduce you to the next Defense Minister. He will replace another former general, Ehud Barak.

As a young man he served in Israel’s Nahal. Quite...
By Ernie Moore on Thursday, March 28, 2013
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There are all kind of questions and conjecture about why the President is acting like he is. Dr. Thomas Sowell knows economics. He taught it at UCLA for years. Now he’s written a piece on the latest. Read on:

SOWELL: BUDGETING FEAR

By: Thomas Sowell Human Events

Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two tasks: (1) building statues of Benedict Arnold and (2) providing life-saving medications to children. If this agency’s budget were cut, what would it do?

The answer,...
By Ernie Moore on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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“And looking back at the history of the Old Continent, we see the truth of G.K. Chesterton’s insight: When men cease to believe in God, they do not then believe in nothing, they will believe in anything.” Pat Buchannan

We watched the election of a new pope on television. The many Catholics who work in front of Fox’s cameras were gushing with joy at the pomp and circumstance. We don’t mock their “Hurray for our team!” emoting. That is their thing.

But I was reminded when the Pope Emeritus was chosen at John Paul’s passing....
By Ernie Moore on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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There is so much being written, talked about and purely guess at today about whether President Barrack Obama is pro-Israel. Who cares?

The question is not whether he loves Israel or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The issue is whether he will act in his own best interests and do what is good for Israel.

For as long as there has been political discourse, it has not been primarily about friendship. Go back and see how Abraham's co-regionalists treated him. Their people filled in wells, etc., but when they saw that he was blessed by God and ascendant, they wanted...
By Ernie Moore on Monday, March 25, 2013
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Some wag once paraphrased Abraham Lincoln thusly:

You can fool some of the people all of the time and you can fool all the people some of the time and those are pretty good odds.

Our guess is that somewhere in the Obama White House those words are scrawled on a men’s room wall.

We reported about how the young people at Obama’s Jerusalem speech were enthralled as he told them how smart they were and how they needed to push for peace.

Well, not all the people in Israel are eating of the Prez’s hand.

Here is how an informal street...
By Ernie Moore on Sunday, March 24, 2013
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By: Jarrett Stepman (From FB friend)

America’s strong gun culture has produced a large number of statesmen with firearm expertise. In fact, with the number of veterans that have served as elected officials, it is almost impossible to come up with a list of the best.

Here are the top ten politicians that could handle a gun and publicly demonstrated that expertise after they were elected.

1.) David Crockett

David Crockett

The hero...
By Ernie Moore on Sunday, March 24, 2013
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The charm offensive didn’t gain much ground in Ramallah when Presidents Obama and Abbas met. The words used to describe it by some were “stiff and formal.”

Word was surely passed along that the US Congress had just opened the purse and allowed $500 million dollars to be sent to Abbas and his government. But that was little comfort compared to the photos of Bibi and Barry’s lovefest.

The Palestinians were furious about what they took to be a super-glued relationship with Israel and the United States. They liked it much more when they thought that Obama would...
By Ernie Moore on Saturday, March 23, 2013
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These girls were part of a Yom Jerusalem (Jerusalem Day) parade. When they saw me shooting photos, they stopped and posed for me.

Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino is not encouraged by what he sees of Israel’s youth. So said he in a recent statement.

"The youth in Israel is violent and consumes drugs and alcohol. Youth violence, in my eyes, is as grave as the external threats that Israel contends with.

"Teen violence, in my eyes, is as grave as the external threats that Israel contends with.”

Danino went on to say that...
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