Friday, August 31, 2007

Reflections: Rudolf Nureyev

Great Performances Great Performances:

Learn about the life and career of this iconic performer.

NUREYEV: THE RUSSIAN YEARS premieres on August 29, 2007 on PBS

I'm happy to have turned on the television in our kitchen to watch as I ate something, because I was just in time to watch Nureyev: The Russian Years, which I thoroughly enjoyed in a bittersweet way.

Nureyev: we love you.

I've thought about this, tremendously moved by the whole life and beauty and tragedy of Rudolf Nureyev and have been drawn back to this blog to share my reflections of him, these two nights later.

NUREYEV: THE RUSSIAN YEARS gave me hope, put me in a good mood, glowing about another "Good Will Hunting" who was able to rise above his circumstances and excel, driven by destiny it appears from an early age, yet not religious, sensuous, putting a twinkle in my eye as if I had met Nureyev in person, in the flesh, and yet grieve I was never able to see him perform or know him.

I love his dancing in the streets, his freedom and physique, his youthful rebellion, going against convention, his drive and how photogenic he must have known he was and how life demands we make a choice or it will be made for us like Nureyev was forced to decide, quickly, unexpectedly, at the airport in Paris to return to Russia or defect, yet his East German advocate of going to the West to dance on the world stage, when beckoned to join him, hesitated, his mother reminding him of responsibilities, school and such, and the Berlin Wall went up that night and trapped him and sealed his fate.

Rudolf Nureyev cried out for asylum in France, "I want to be free!" Dear Nureyev, the best dancer in the world, we all do....

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Beyond Babylon blacklisted by The Blade?

Beyond Babylon blacklisted by The Blade?
by David Ben-Ariel

Imagine writing your very first book, informing your local newspaper about its imminent publication, and then hearing nothing from them. Imagine such famous newspapers as The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Times giving your book advance publicity and yet your local newspaper that claims to be "One of America's Great Newspapers" remains deathly silent, no encouragement, no support to help promote a local author.

Imagine then a smaller newspaper running an interview with you about your book and controversial beliefs, reaching East Toledo and many small Ohio towns. When I again wrote The Blade's ombudsman, who allegedly deals with issues of fairness and accuracy, questioning why The Blade had yet to review my book when The Press already reviewed Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, wondering why The Blade didn't lead rather than follow and he merely responds with, "What Press?" and nothing more. I answered him both The Press and The Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune had run articles about Beyond Babylon and didn't hear back from him.

Before my name change from David A. Hoover to David Ben-Ariel, The Blade graciously published my pro-Israel letters almost monthly at times. Later when my staunch support of Israel, inspired by my Christian-Zionist beliefs, clashed with their pro-PLO bias, those published letters became fewer and far between, especially after I called them to inform them that, unlike a caption under a recent photo, and comments within various articles they ran, that Judaism's holiest site wasn't the Western/Wailing Wall but the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the fellow said the Temple Mount was a Muslim holy site and controlled by the Wakf (a Muslim board) and hung up! When I called right back and said regardless that the Muslims occupied the Temple Mount, it is still Judaism's holiest site, he hung up again! How UNprofessional for "One of America's Great Newspapers"!

I'm sure after several unpleasant incidents like this, especially when I publicized them in letters that appeared in The Jerusalem Post worldwide, commenting how The Blade could have easily verified what I said with any local rabbi or checked out this information at Toledo's excellent main library (that is in walking distance of their handsome building), they weren't too happy with me. It's interesting to note that they didn't have a single article about my unjust deportation from Israel (due to politico-religious persecution), yet they had several about some area "Palestinians" who were justly deported from the Jewish homeland. The only mention of my harrowing experience was a single letter-to-the-editor that made it in The Blade, even though my case involved Ohio's Marcy Kaptur, Ohio Senators DeWine and Voinovich, the Jerusalem-based Temple Mount Faithful and Israel's General Security Serices (their "FBI") and Israel's High Court! Certainly newsworthy if only as a human-interest story, wouldn't you say?

Recently I wrote the ombudsman Jack Lessenberry again, with a carbon copy to the editor-in-chief Tom Walton. He responded curtly that such reviews are usually done within the first six months of publication and they didn't review self-published books. I promptly responded both Publish America and I had informed The Blade about the imminent publication of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, as well as later informing them of its publication, and that since Beyond Babylon was NOT self-published, when could I expect a review? He wrote that I should contact the lady who is their book reviewer (without including her e-mail address).

Today I called her, after not hearing from her in a week and a half, to ask if she had received my information. Of course, she had. She said she emailed me yesterday to contact the business department. I told her Beyond Babylon wasn't really business-related, but that it was politico-religious in nature. I had already contacted The Blade religion editor without any response, so she said that she doesn't normally review a book unless it will be likely to become a best-seller. I asked her how a book could become a best-seller without publicity? She said to again contact Mr. Lessenberry, but she couldn't "force him to review it." I told her I was disappointed in The Blade and would hope that he wouldn't have to be "forced" to help promote a local author.

What a run-around from "One of America's Great Newspapers"! At the very least, looking at the bright side of such experiences, various departments of The Blade are now well aware of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall and they've provided me with this material for an article to share with readers worldwide, which I've now done and you're one of them!

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

Beyond Babylon

David Ben-Ariel

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Where angels fear to tread

In 2005 Cindy-Lou Dale interviewed the surviving spouse of a double farm murder in South Africa. Here is her tragic story.
Where angels fear to tread: I looked about in vain, hoping to find some assistance but instead became transfixed with the rivulets of blood trickling down the inside of the windscreen, pooling on the dashboard. My sons could not speak or react to what they saw but I swear I witnessed my boys turn into old men in an instant...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007




Beyond Babylon

Read Beyond Babylon online

Our personal and national sins are the CAUSE for the EFFECT we are beginning to experience:

Daniel 9:11

11 Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him.

REPENT and avert national destruction, defeat and deportation:

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

British-Israelites and Jews in Grave Danger

Death to the American, British & Jewish Peoples?

Joseph Isn't Jewish!

Herbert W. Armstrong Was Ahead of His Time!

Will the Atlantic Times Address the German Threat?

Not All Twelve Tribes of Israel are Jewish?

EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews

Is The Plain Truth Too Strong?

Will God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?

The Intelligence Summit Misses the Mark: the German-Jesuit Threat to World Peace

The Plain Truth About The "Lost Ten Tribes" And Why You Need To Know

The Church of God Must Warn the World!

Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives

Why Israel Will Survive a Nuclear Holocaust

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Plain Truth About Zimbabwe


News -Zimbabwean Cathy Buckle has written a sequel to African Tears. Her new Book "Beyond Tears" has been published ... READ MORE....

More GOOD NEWS - Due to massive demand, African Tears has been reprinted. African Tears and Beyond Tears are available in Book Shops or you can order on-line directly from this web site.



This site is dedicated to a true African, her name is Cathy Buckle. I have never met her but I share her profound love for the people and a country called Zimbabwe. From reading her book called "AFRICAN TEARS" and her weekly letters, I know that I also share her values and her sense of fair play which has motivated her to tell the truth about the despicable events which are unfolding in this beautiful country. Her letters bear witness and testimony to the exact nature of what is happening on the ground. They are a record for future generations to reflect upon with sadness and tears.

Democracy, as understood by the "free" world, no longer exists in Zimbabwe. Huge swathes of the countryside have been turned into "no go" areas by the ruling party's thugs who are now known as "war veterans". This means that no news, other than Government spin doctoring, comes forth. When the ugly truth finally does come out, the world will be horrified. The truth is that there is absolutely no rule of law. The elections which were held in March 2002 were rigged by the ruling party. Currently, ZanuPF are illegitimately "ruling" the country. Human rights abuses have continued unabated. Cathy Buckle is just one of the people who have the courage and conviction to let the world know what she sees and experiences on a daily basis.
The reality is that while you read this, crimes against humanity are in progress and very little, if anything, is being done to stop this madness. State sponsored terror and anarchy continues unabated.....

You may well ask what you can do to help. If you live in a free and democratic country, all Zimbabweans would ask is that you make your concerns known to your representatives in Government and urge them to put pressure on the government of Zimbabwe.


As far back as the year 2000, food shortages were predicted, given the proposed ZanuPF's intended so-called "fast track" agrarian reform. As food supplies dwindled, government ministers continually and categorically stated that there were adequate food supplies. This was a lie. At that stage, the farming community issued dire warnings of the consequences should the government carry out their intentions but this advice fell on deaf ears.

The starvation currently being experienced in Southern Africa is a direct result of ZanuPF's policies. It is common knowledge that Zimbabwe was the food basket of Southern Africa. Neighbouring countries have always relied on Zimbabwe to top up their staple food requirements because they have rarely, if ever, been self sufficient. Reports and statements made by certain media, analysts and politicians that the cause is drought is simply not correct. Southern Africa is renowned for it's frequent droughts. However, on the ground, this "drought" is a misnomer because all the dams in Zimbabwe are full but irrigation equipment is lying idle. The reality is that this "drought" is man-made as a result of experienced farmers being prevented from doing what they do best - farming to feed Southern Africa. It is notable that South African farmers, who have not been subjected to the same treatment, have produced good grain yields under the same climatic conditions. This further re-enforces the argument that this food shortage is NOT caused by drought.

On 8th August 2002, 93% of Zimbabwe's commercial farmers have been ordered (by an illegal regime) to leave their farms, their homes and their livelihoods. The downstream impact is that 1,500,000 people (men, women and children) will become unemployed economic refugees with nowhere to go.

The ramifications of this madness are going to affect the well-being and food security of Southern Africa for years to come. The worst is still to come.

Famine is now entrenched and most African leaders must shoulder blame because they have remained silent.

The Webmaster

Do Zimbabweans deserve this treatment?

Is what happened on 11th September 2001 any different to what is happening in Zimbabwe every day?

Does anybody really care?


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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Life is a Trek (in order)

Life is a Trek
Cape Town, RSA
Jerusalem, the Western Wall
Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, Restal Hotel, Tiberias, Israel
Tel Aviv-Sheraton Hotel
Jerusalem the Golden
Bet Shean, The Roman Theatre
Greece - Mykonos port postcard
Lucerne: City, Lake and Rigi
Roman theater in Amman, Jordan
Trek notes
Sea of Galilee
Island of Rhodes
Kibbutz Dan during Operation Desert Storm
Kibbutz Adamit, Israel
Kibbutz Sdot Yam, Israel
Drinking Beer in Munich
Kibbutz Reshafim, Israel
End of Ulpan at Sdot Yam
Moshav Kfar Hayyim, Israel

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Robert Locke on Beyond Babylon

A Must Read, If You Share His Premises
By Robert Locke (New York, USA) -
The fanatically negative reviews of other reviewers should clue the potential purchaser in on one thing only: this is a religious book, and as such, is contrary to some people's deeply-held beliefs. David Ben-Ariel is a Christian Zionist, something which upsets some people (read "Moslems") no end. But if you are a Christian seeking the connections between your own religion and Zionism, or a Jew, seeking to understand why some Christians are such staunch supporters of your cousins in the Middle East, this book is one of the best explanations out there. Ben-Ariel is not shy about taking the Bible, and what it implies about contemporary political events, seriously. If you are not a religious believer, you will find his connections between Bible verses and contemporary political events simply irrelevant, but that's up to you.

Beyond Babylon

David Ben-Ariel

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Will National Captivity Convince You?

Will National Captivity Convince You?

The Bible is just a book of mythology

We've all heard that mantra before, but those who aren't in denial acknowledge the Bible accurately foretold the rise and fall of Rome, as well as foretelling its various revivals (including the final one taking shape and form in Europe now); the British Empire and the United States, the restoration of the Jewish Homeland, etc. These facts on the ground refute the foolish idea that the Bible is "just a book of mythology." If that's not enough to convince you, perhaps when the American, British and Jewish peoples soon suffer NATIONAL CAPTIVITY, you'll remember this Bible-believer told you so.

Europe's Bitter Roots

The Plain Truth About The "Lost Ten Tribes" And Why You Need To Know

A Jewish Homeland

Religion is nothing more than organized superstition.

Do you have any original ideas other than just parroting cliches?

Regardless, that mantra is basically true of all but the religion of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God and aspects of Judaism.

The Plain Truth about Herbert W. Armstrong & the Worldwide Church of God

Jews Should Follow Judaism to Israel!

Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives

Beyond Babylon

David Ben-Ariel