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Sunday, March 19, 2006





Saturday, March 18, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

We welcome them, the Kyverdalers. Welcome.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Superb 1885.

Sultan again.

Shanghai-Bund riverfront promenade

.- Zoom Architecture -.

Friday, March 10, 2006

...he had learned "humility". "And," he added, "I've learned not to bother too much about what seems a bother, and doesn't really matter very much."

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Rozo dechabos- Antwerp boy J.Sussholz

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

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Escape to life - Antwerp boy...

Auschwitz escapee, partisan William Herskovic dies today in California

LOS ANGELES - William Herskovic, who helped fuel the Belgian resistance during World War II after escaping from the Auschwitz concentration camp, died at 91.

Herskovic died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, after a lengthy battle with cancer, said his daughter, Patricia Herskovic, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. He was the longtime operator of a camera retailer, Bel Air Camera, which he opened soon after moving to Los Angeles in 1957.

Three months after arriving at Auschwitz, Herskovic fled the camp on the first night of Hanukkah in 1942, cutting through a chain-link fence to freedom with two other prisoners using a pair of wire cutters he had stashed in the snow. The three hopped a train to Breslau, Germany, but a local rabbi threw them out when they tried to tell him about the horrors at Auschwitz.

For the next three weeks, they trekked across Nazi-occupied Europe by bus and train, financing their journey with proceeds from a 3-carat diamond that Herskovic had embedded in the heel of his shoe. Herskovic met with resistance leaders in his prewar home of Antwerp, Belgium, relaying one of the earliest firsthand accounts of the atrocities of the Holocaust.

The resistance swiftly mobilized, placing bricks on the tracks to stop a transport train packed with hundreds of Jews bound for the camps. About 250 prisoners escaped.

"His survival saved hundreds," the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles said in a tribute.

Herskovic spent the next three years in and out of hiding in Belgium. In 1945 he married Mireille, the younger sister of his first wife, who had been murdered in Auschwitz along with their two young daughters.

He had operated a photography studio in Antwerp as a teenager and returned to photography for at least a decade after the war. But he no longer wanted to be an artist.

"The things he saw - his artist's soul was pretty tromped on," his daughter said.

In Los Angeles, loan officers talked him into buying the camera business in Los Angeles that his family still owns. Almost 50 years after escaping, Herskovic sat down with his film-producer daughter and wrote a memoir of the Holocaust.

In addition to Patricia, Herskovic is survived by two other daughters, two brothers, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Anti-west death cult

Dichter Reveals Major Expulsion Plan

Former Shin Bet director, Avi Dichter, who is vying for a Kadima Party Knesset seat, over the weekend revealed Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s master expulsion plan. Speaking to a Holon audience, Dichter spoke of the Kadima leader’s plan, the removal of most of the Jewish communities throughout Judea and Samaria. According to Olmert, the plan provides for a number of major settlement blocs and a small number of secondary settlement blocs, but most of the existing communities will be uprooted and their residents ousted. Olmert feels that without a Palestinian Authority (PA) partner, he is compelled to act unilaterally, following the example of his predecessor, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Explaining “there is no Palestinian partner,” Dichter added the disengagement will be different than Gaza, modeling after the northern Samaria expulsion where Israel continues maintaining security in the evacuated areas. Dichter stated that while civilians will be removed from the areas cited, the military presence would continue until such time the Palestinian Authority (PA) exhibits a willingness and an ability to combat terror and implement law and order. Major settlement blocs will include Maale Adumim, Ariel, Gush Etzion and the Jordan Valley. Secondary blocs will include Hevron/Kiryat Arba, Ofra & Beit El, and Karnei Shomron & Kedumim.

Communities slated for removal include; In the Benjamin Council - Eli, Shilo, N’vei Tzuf, Psagot, Maale Michmas, and Maale Levonah. In Samaria Council and northern Samaria - Itamar, Yitzhar, Elon Moreh, Har Bracha, Avnei Chafetz, Kedumim, Mevo Dotan, Hermesh and Tapuach. In eastern Gush Etzion – Tekoa, Nokdim (El-David), Maale Amos and Metzad. In southern Judea – Adora, P’nei Hever, Main, Susia, Otniel, Neguhot, and Mitzpei Shalem. Other communities include Kedar and Beit HaAravah in the Maale Adumim region.


And finally, the widely-expected yet nevertheless shocking “initial” announcement of the Olmert/Kadima “national suicide policy” has been issued for public consumption prior to the March 28th national elections. Dichter has revealed the main anti-terrorism, anti-Hamas strategy of the Kadima platform: to destroy dozens of Jewish communities and evict at least 25,000 residents of 20-30 years and hand this territory without conditions to Hamas-led palestinian authority. We have conducted a cursory numerical analysis of the communities that have been doomed by the Sharon-initiated expulsion strategy of Kadima. And based on population statistics of 2003 and 2005, we calculate that this initial community destruction will total 25,062 Jewish residents, although we expect this number to climb dramatically as the full initial expulsion wave is put in place post-elections. This suicidal/pathological Israeli reaction to the Hamas victory and continued commitment to the “destruction of Israel by violent means” is to destroy Jewish communities and hand Hamas the historic and strategic highlands of Yesha. Should Kadima be successful in the March 28th elections and subsequent coalition-building and goes forward on this campaign of terrorist appeasement and Jewish community destruction, the State of Israel will have placed itself in mortal peril and will exist only at the whim of the massive, Middle Eastern jihadian forces that the US/Europe/UN are pitifully helpless to handle. This is the understanding of Russia’s acceptance of Hamas and support for Iran-they understand that the islamic fundamentalist forces have a reasonable chance of becoming world superpowers in the next 10-20 years, as the only obstacle to islamic world domination will be the United States. And, current American policies have zero chance of defeating or even deferring the global jihad that is in place. Since America believes it is fighting terrorism, it has misdefined the enemy (islamic fundamentalism) and misses the “target” due to its strategic and tragic mis-focus. Let me state this clearly: islam is no longer a religion…it has mutated into the largest anti-semitic, anti-west death cult in the history of mankind. And this death cult is populated by 300 million in the Middle East alone, and its poison is spreading throughout Europe and is reaching the college campuses of America. One day the world will understand that this global islamic cult must be defeated thoroughly (i.e. Japan and Germany in WWII) for the survival of western and free cultures. Islam has become infinitely more dangerous than Nazi Germany and has adopted virtually identical methodologies and propaganda. Why worse than Nazi Germany?

(1) jihad is motivated by intense religious fervor, whereas nazi mentality was purely secular-note that no nazi german wanted to be a “suicide bomber”;
(2) islamic jihad is not a country, but a concept, and is now geographically-dispersed throughout the world-there is no “address” to bomb islamic fundamentalism;
(3) the islamic countries control the vast majority of world fuel supplies, allowing for national and economic blackmail before/during war time;
(4) in the year 2006, this “death cult” is armed with weapons that surpass the entire combined military forces of nazi germany; and
(5) the liberal, media-drunk western culture cannot identify or understand the nature of a religious jihad, and fatally translate the conflict into political and economic terms.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Maharal Himself

Ov Horachamym. (click)

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Gent...echt stoer Vlaams!

architect Jacob Gustaaf Semeij
tussen Antwerpen en Brugge

Friday, March 03, 2006

Prachtig Ex Libris 1935

boek gekocht op veiling te Jerusalem voor 95$ + kosten.
Wat had ie een droom van een boekenverzameling! Let ook op de Art Deco lettertype.
Waar is de eigenaar de heer Salomon Jakob Florsheim uit Amsterdam?
Kon hij zich nog redden?
Statistisch ligt hij in Sobibor. Zijn as, tenminste.
Is nog altijd welkom, bij mij...

Salman Rushdie, other writers rail against Islamic 'totalitarianism'

PARIS (AFP) - The recent violence surrounding the publication in the West of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed illustrate the danger of Islamic "totalitarianism", Salman Rushdie and a group of other writers said in a statement obtained.

Rushdie, French philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy and exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen were among those putting their names to the statement, to be published Wednesday in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, one of several French newspapers which reprinted the Mohammed cartoons.

"After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new global threat: Islamism," they wrote.

"We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all."

They added that the clashes over the caricatures "revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. The struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field.

"It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats."

The publication of the cartoons, first printed by the Danish daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten last September then reprinted by several European outlets, sparked violent, sometimes deadly, demonstrations in the Muslim world in February.

Some Western governments, media and intellectuals said the reaction was a threat to their attachment to the freedom of expression.

Muslim governments and media countered by saying it offended their religion, and some groups said it violated an Islamic custom banning images of God or Mohammed.

Indian-born British writer Rushdie was in a better position than most to comment on the controversy, having been made the target for murder under an Iranian fatwa for his 1998 novel "The Satanic Verses", which gives an irreverent characterisation of Mohammed.

The others who signed the statement were: Somali-born Dutch feminist, writer and filmmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Iranian writer Chahla Chafiq, who is exiled in France; French writer Caroline Fourest; Irshad Manji, a Ugandan refugee and writer living in Canada; Mehdi Mozaffari, an Iranian academic exiled in Denmark; Maryam Namazie, an Iranian writer living Britain; Antoine Sfeir, director of a French review examining the Middle East; Charlie Hebdo director Philippe Val; and Ibn Warraq, a US academic of Indian and Pakistani origin who wrote a book titled "Why I Am not a Muslim".

The statement said that, "like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations", but added that nothing justifies the hatred it engenders.

"Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present."

They called for universal right to lift the oppressed and discriminated out of the "Islamists' domination" and said "we refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of 'Islamophobia'."

Thursday, March 02, 2006