29 September 2008
28 September 2008
There was no question as to who should be awarded the man of the year. Though with these candidates, choosing just one was impossible. Each candidate selflessly risked his life to save other Jews, ignoring the possible repercussions of being thrown in jail or killed for their actions.
5 6 are:
Yitzhak Dadon, David Shapira, Moshe Plesser, Elad Amar, Yakki Asa-El, and Erez Bar'on.
Heroes! Men we can all look up to. Men we can all learn from and emulate! Men who understand the privilege and responsibility of carrying a gun.
אנו מאחלים לכולכם שנה של ניצחון ונקמה באויבנו, שנה של התיישבות שגשוג ופריחה בכל מרחבי ארצנו הקדושה, שנה שבה נחזור אל עצמנו כיחידים, כעם וכמדינה, שנה של שלום אמת, שנה של בנין המקדש ותיקון עולם במלכות ש-די.
We wish everyone a year of victory and vengeance over our enemies; a year of settlement, prosperity, and growth throughout our holy Land; a year in which we will return to ourselves as individuals, as a nation, and as a state; a year of true peace; a year in which we will build the Temple and perfect the world in the kingdom of the Almighty.
27 September 2008
Obama's presidential campaign has sent threatening letters to news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing ads exposing his anti-gun record sponsored by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF).
The kicker? NRA-PVF's Ohio’s ads have not yet begun running.
“Barack Obama and his campaign are terrified of the truth,” declared Chris W. Cox, Chairman of NRA-PVF. “Sen. Obama's statements and support for restricting access to firearms, raising taxes on guns and ammunition and voting against the use of firearms for self-defense in the home are a matter of public record. NRA-PVF will make sure that everyone knows of Obama's abysmal record on guns and hunting.”
The Obama campaign sent cease and desist letters to news outlets in Pennsylvania and Ohio, denouncing the ads and demanding their removal from the airwaves. All stations where NRA-PVF has purchased or plans to purchase ads have been provided with documented evidence of Sen. Obama's anti-gun record.
Hat tip Robb Allen
26 September 2008
25 September 2008
A friend asked me to post this for him.
Here in Israel, where the M16 and M4 are so prevalent, these videos are bound to come in handy.
This is my rifle. There are many like it but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My rifle, without me is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than any enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will....
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weakness, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...
Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life...
US Rifle System Poster
M16 Rifle instruction
Disassembly of the M16 Rifle
Bolt re-assembly of the M16 Rifle
24 September 2008
The IDF Anti-Terror doctrine only has 2 rules.
- Do what you got to do to save Jewish lives.
- Make do with what you've got, cause if you don't....
Here's a video of me making do with what I could find in the field.
Special thanks to Jameel at the Muqata for everything!
23 September 2008
The Terrorist rammed his new black BMW into a large crowd of pedestrians shortly before 11:00 p.m. next to the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. The Terrorist was shot dead by an IDF Officer who happened to be on a walking tour in the area.
1st Lieutenant Elad Amar who was standing on an island between lanes on the road, just barely managed to avoid being run over, then cocked his M4 rifle and shot the terrorist dead. Lt. Amar served in the Paratrooper unit commanded by David Shapira.
Most of the 23 victims, one of whom is in serious condition, were IDF soldiers who had gone to the Old City to participate in the nighttime prayers traditionally recited before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year Holiday that starts next week.
click the picture.
22 September 2008
I received this email from a reader, via facebook.
I read some of the posts on your blog. Happened to stumble upon it while looking for libertarians on facebook. I have a question for you but you may or may not take offense to it. Many gun control advocates in government happen to be Jewish, senator Schumer from NY state (my state) being one of them. Obviously, Jews in Israel enjoy the freedom to carry with them pretty much everywhere they go. I would guess that violent crime, outside of palestinian attacks, is infrequent and people are not just shooting at each other wildly.
How would you address or what would you say to these senators, who probably have a connection with Israel, about the benefits of an armed populace?
Although you had a recent corruption scandal in Israel, I am guessing with the average citizen packing fully automatic military style weaponry, you do not have to worry about the government encroaching on your rights as much as we in the US do where we are limited to semi automatics or single shot bolt/pump action rifles. Our cops are even allowed to have military weapons and that is a scary thing as many are power hungry bottom feeders.
When a population has no recourse in defending themselves, property, rights from encroachment, it will not remain free for long. I am happy to see you might show some solidarity with 2nd amendment supporters in the USA. Israel should be a case study in how an armed populace can thrive without descending into total chaos.
He's absolutely correct. I do support the 2nd amendment, and armed law abiding citizens defending themselves everywhere.
Israel does have some fairly restrictive gun laws, but they don't negate the rights of the general populace from arming and defending ourselves. An armed populace, as you can see in Israel, is a safe one.
21 September 2008
Historic U.S. Presidential Debate to be Held in Jerusalem
(September 20, 2008) In an historic first, the American Israeli Action Coalition (AIAC) has organized and is sponsoring a U.S. Presidential Style debate to be held in Jerusalem on Thursday evening, 25th September.
At the debate, Senator John McCain, the Republican Presidential nominee, will be represented by Marc Zell, co-chair of Republicans Abroad - Israel. Senator Barack Obama will be represented by Sheldon Schorer, counsel to Democrats Abroad - Israel. Harvey Schwartz, AIAC's Chairman, will act as Moderator.
"This is the first time that an event such as this has been held in Israel", said Schwartz. "It is truly an historic first".
"There are more than 250,000 Americans currently residing in Israel", continued Schwartz. "They are vitally interested in the upcoming U.S. election, which will be one of the most significant elections in recent memory. They recognize the impact which this election may have on U.S.-Israel relations".
Aaron Tirschwell, AIAC's Director, noted that "unlike Israeli law, American law permits American citizens residing anywhere in the world to vote by absentee ballot. The more than 250,000 American citizens in Israel come from many of the most important "swing" states - such as New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and California - and, together with their friends, relatives and supporters in the United States, may have a significant impact on the outcome of the election".
"In order to make the debate as authentic and meaningful as possible, AIAC has drafted questions -many of which were suggested by its members - about matters relating to Israel and American society, which it has presented to Messrs. Zell and Schorer who, in turn, have forwarded them to the candidates for their responses", Schwartz stated. "At the debate, it is anticipated that Zell and Schorer will report their respective candidate's actual responses to those questions. Thus, it will be as close as possible to having Sens. Obama and McCain actually present and answering questions in person at the debate. This is a further historic innovation to this format".
As a further innovation, questions from audience members will be entertained.
The debate will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:45 PM) at Heichal Shlomo, 58 King George Street, Jerusalem. "The auditorium can seat approximately 1,000 people", noted Tirschwell. "Early indications are that there should be a full house, so people are encouraged to come early".
AIAC Chairman Schwartz noted that Senators McCain and Obama will hold their first debate in the U.S. the next day, September 26. "It is significant that under our format, Israelis will have an opportunity to hear the candidates' positions a full day before the American electorate does", he said.
At the location, Americans who have not yet done so will have an opportunity to register for absentee ballots, in an effort which AIAC is sponsoring in cooperation with www.votefromisrael.org.
AIAC is a non-partisan, non-political, issue-oriented NGO which is devoted to effectively recruiting and activating the more than 250,000 expatriate American citizens living in Israel in order to create a united voice that will be heard by the governments of the United States and Israel on issues that pertain to the continued safety and security of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide.
Venue: Heichal Shlomo, 58 King George St., JerusalemDate: Thursday, September 25th 2008, at 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:45PM)
19 September 2008
15 September 2008
Muslim Sheikh Omar Bakri has threatened to make singer Paul McCartney a target of suicide bombers if he carries out his plans to perform in Israel later this month, the London Sunday Express reported.
Bakri, preaching in a weekly Internet broadcast from Lebanon where he lives in exile from Britain, charged that McCartney will make "more enemies than friends" by appearing in Israel.
In an interview with the Express, he said, "Our enemy’s friend is our enemy. Thus Paul McCartney is the enemy of every Muslim. "
For all you terrorists out there, here's a video of the Beatles singing in Yiddish.
14 September 2008
12 September 2008
Yup, we did it!
The attacks of 9/11 were part of a conspiracy against Muslims.
Somehow we always get blamed!
11 September 2008
Where were you on 911? How did you react?
Palestinian Reaction? Celebration
Shortly after the attacks began, about 3,000 Palestinians poured into the streets of Nablus, chanting 'Allāhu Akbar' (God is (the) greatest), passing out candy, honking car horns, holding up the V sign for victory and holding up Palestinian flags. Reports and images of Palestinians from East Jerusalem and the West Bank taking to the streets in jubilation, were broadcast around the world with many newspapers, magazines, Web sites and wire services running photographs of the festivities.
Also, in Ein el-Hilweh, Lebanon where about 75,000 Palestinians live, revelers fired weapons in the air and similar celebratory gunfire was heard at the Rashidiyeh camp near the southern city of Tyre as well.
فلسطين تحت المجهر
08 September 2008
تنسيق الكليات لعام سكس كس نيك
The university provost said that "the passage cited is truly despicable.... We did some investigations and have ordered the passage to be removed." The M.S.A responded that it was "outraged at the censorship of a complete religious and classic text without consulting us or any religious authority first."
Among the verses that were removed from the M.S.A website are, "You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me). Kill him."More here
05 September 2008
President Bush made a Ramadan speech. Here is what he said. Debbie Schlussel added a few things, in brackets, that Bush omitted.
I send greetings to Muslims observing Ramadan in America and around the globe.
The holy month of Ramadan is a special time of prayer, fasting, and service [DS: and Muslims killing each other and trampling each other to death on the Hajj]. For Muslims, these days commemorate the revelation of God's [DS: allah's, not G-d's] word to the prophet Muhammad [DS: various Jewish and Christian beliefs plagiarized by cultist moongod worshippers] in the form of the Qur'an [DS: and a reminder of their duty to deceive, cheat, and kill infidels, unbelievers, and apostates].
03 September 2008
Palin has an Israeli flag in her office, in a photo published last February by an Alaska blog titled, Hike of the Week Urban Hike with Sarah Palin
It is on the right hand side, next to the window:
Israpundit spotted the same Israeli flag in a video shot in her office, and what looks like a little lapel pin, too. There is actually a video available in Israpundit, but here is a still photo with helpful arrows added:
Governor Palin has full-size American and Alaskan flags in floor stands. Don't start with the Israel-first nonsense. She is a woman who appears to understand the stakes and supports Israel because it is good for the world.
Well what aboutVP candidate Joe Biden? Although formerly identified as a friend of Israel, Biden has recently given some disturbing signs, the Begin Center reports.
02 September 2008
I was recently mentioned in a newspaper article. Of course, they called me Doubletapping and not DoubleTapper. guns and self-defense Israel doubletapping
The article is here.
I am also frequently asked, "What's a Double Tap?"
I figured this was the correct time to post an answer.
Double Tapper- A person adept at the technique of Double Tap shooting.
Double Tap- A double tap is a shooting technique where two shots are fired quickly at the same target penetrating the same hole.
In the double tap technique, after the first round is fired, the trigger is quickly pulled again while maintaining the same point of aim. Ideally, both rounds should strike anywhere within the center of the target, causing two sites of trauma and maximizing shock. The technique is meant to both impose restraint and fire control on the users of any weapon while maximizing the potential of hitting, penetrating and incapacitating the target.
Using the double tap technique maintains target accuracy without wasting ammunition and decreases the probability of damage to non-targets. Furthermore, since single rounds tend to have poor terminal ballistics characteristics, a pair of bullets traversing through a target in close track (eg. the double tap) increases the probability of incapacitating a target. Also, since the center of mass is the most desirable target for a sidearm, firing two rounds helps compensate for the possibility that the first round might be deflected by heavy bone or miss a vital organ.
Against armored targets, the double-tap is sometimes the only way to penetrate armored protection. While appropriate soft armor can stop almost any pistol-caliber round once, two rounds impacting the same spot will almost certainly penetrate the armor. Likewise with hard armor, two rounds from a higher-powered weapon stand a much better chance of penetrating the armor if the rounds strike closely.So there you have it.
DoubleTapper, DoubleTapping, from Israel!
While at the Jewish Blogger conference I met Robert Avrech. I've been reading his blog for a while and really enjoy it. Robert is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter, an observant Jew, a religious Zionist, a fierce conservative Republican, and a member of the NRA. Robert has been writing and producing in Hollywood for over twenty-five years
His post from his most recent trip to Israel includes my kind of observations.
"I count seven Glocks and two M16's. There is, undoubtedly, more firepower in shul (Synagogue), but these men are not vain, wild west gunslingers. Most sidearms are concealed under shirt tails, or, as in the case of my brother-in-law David—who dresses for Shabbos like he's still back in Monsey—his Glock 17 is hiding under his nicely tailored suit jacket.
It is comforting to daven (pray) in a room with armed and well-trained citizen soldiers. We know from experience that in Israel, it is armed citizens who are the first line of defense against the Arab-Muslim terrorists who have been killing Jews since time immemorial.
One of the most irrational and shameful political positions taken by Liberal American Jews is the demand for the abolition of the right to bear arms.
If Jews in Europe owned guns there would be several million dead Nazis and their collaborators—and far fewer dead Jews."
He also writes about his friend's experience dispatching a terrorist in a crowded supermarket.
“The Glock is a good weapon when every millisecond counts,” says Larry. There's no safety, which can take precious time away from shooting. You can keep a round in the chamber, then just draw and fire.”
Larry totes his Glock in a Fobus speed holster.
“What kind of rounds did you use?”
“I keep hollow points in the Glock, but my spare magazine has full metal jackets. The day I killed the terrorist, I put him down with the hollow points. Don't want to use full metal jackets in a crowded supermarket, they'll go right through and kill an innocent bystander.”
“The Efrat supermarket was crowded?”
“Very. Look, the terrorist was here,” Larry demonstrates using his body and mine, “and behind him were several women and children.”
“How close were you to the the terrorist?”
Much more here
Steve at HogOnIce asked about accessories for the AR. Versitile, customizable rifles with a huge selection of accessories available.
Here in Israel we carry the IDF issue M16A1 (and the M4) as members of the local militia.
I carry my M16A1 with a barrel mounted laser sight/pointer with a PTT on my tactical fore grip in the front, a Surefire flashlight, and a rear pistol grip. I also have a see through mount for my 50mm 3-9X scope with lighted rangefinder reticle so I can use the iron sights at close range. And a magazine coupler.
I added accessories as they became available as my budget for add ons is nonexistent.
Each accessory has been carefully checked out and certified by the anti-terror team.
If I had my way, I'd upgrade to a newer M4 rifle and set it up like this:
Steve, I don't think Mrs. DoubleTapper would appreciate me naming her Vera, but since she's a Colt, I could probably get away with calling her Filly.
Of course there are many more accessories and options available...