Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Brokeback Mountain Blues

I wanted to see it, but I didn't want to see it. I'm talking about the "gay cowboy" movie called Brokeback Mountain (even though I read Jake Gyllenhaal, one of the two major actors - "Jack Twist," wants it to mean much more than that to its audience).

Brokeback Mountain Blues

Friday, January 18, 2008

Life is a Trek (in order)

Life is a Trek
Cape Town, RSA
Jerusalem, the Western Wall
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 Dan just before Gulf War
Kibbutz Adamit, Israel
Drinking Beer in Munich
Sahne & Bet She'an near Kibbutz Reshafim
Mt. Gilboa, King Saul, Reshafim
Poems from Kibbutz Regavim
BS Tutu, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
Confessions of a Lesbian
Kibbutz Reshafim, Israel
Moshav Kfar Hayyim, Israel
End of Ulpan at Sdot Yam
Getting ready to move again
Kibbutz Sdot Yam & Bolshoi Ballet
Sdot Yam - Getting ready for our trip
Kibbutz Sdot Yam, Sept. '89
Kibbutz Sdot Yam, Israel
Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, Restal Hotel, Tiberias, Israel

Time Heals All Wounds

My friend Steve died when I was in Israel in 1995 (from his drinking) and when I was unjustly deported I ended up returning to Toledo and lived with his mother, Doris, my "adopted" mother, in her big house in the city since her other son is in prison (whose birthday is today and mine was last week - same age) and her West Virginia family was concerned about her living here alone and it helped us both out (helping her with her rental properties and painting and mowing, driving - since she had scleroderma - etc.)... Doris died this past Dec. 24th within an hour after her sister (up from WV) and I got her home from a week's stay in the hospital (!) and I found she had saved this postcard I sent her when Steve died (he died in June, a few days after his 32nd birthday)...

Postcard to Doris Gwinn (Steve's Mom in Toledo, Ohio) from Jerusalem:
A Red sea
A Med. sea
And a Dead sea
This you've got to see

Aug. 21, '95

Dearest Doris,

Shalom! Thank you for writing. It was great to hear from you. I understand how difficult it must be without Steve around. "Time heals all wounds" takes time. It will get better. I hope your Fla. trip helped to refresh you. Thanks a billion for getting those books to Leslie & her mom. I'm praying to get some $ to self-publish it here. So many people from around the world I've met here want it. In God's good time... I'm busy here in political/religious demonstrations - things are heating up. Today was the terrorist attack against the bus. I'd love to visit. I miss gabbing with you & seeing my family. Love ya, David

Monday, January 07, 2008

Still at large!

The Jerusalem Post, Jan. 8, 1996, had a front page story about how the GSS sought my deportation for alleged involvement in a "plot to blow up the Al-Aksa mosque."

And for the rest of the story:


IF the Israeli authorities truly suspected me of being involved in such a dangerous activity, they would have NEVER RELEASED ME with only my passport in their hands. As for those others allegedly involved in some plot, that were "still at large" - THEY'RE STILL AT LARGE to this day, 12 years later, because they don't exist! And, just like twelve years ago I protested my innocence, I continue to this day doing the same, consistent, honest and true, as God knows, and as they very well know.

They had a computer disk with Beyond Babylon on it back then, and now Beyond Babylon is professionally published, and it says now, as then, that it is the GOVERNMENT of Israel's responsibility to remove the mosques and prepare for the Temple.

Gershon Salomon, chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful, has been stating that fact publicly since he helped to liberate the Temple Mount in 1967 during the Six Day War. What we say is LEGAL and BIBLICAL, although some would trample our rights to express ourselves and practice our religion, in a vain attempt to appease the Nazi-Muslim beasts.

Thankfully, the Temple will soon be REALITY upon the TEMPLE Mount and the mosques will be history!

Why Edward Abington, Jr. Must Be Investigated!
"The American Diplomat in Arafat's Corner," published in The Jerusalem Report, came as no surprise to me. It was referring to Edward Abington, Jr., the United States' former consul general in Jerusalem who is now "guiding the Palestinians through the labyrinths of Washington. And his firm is being paid $2.25 million for his expertise."

Israel's Unjust Deportation of David Ben-Ariel
As a Christian-American member of the Temple Mount Faithful Movement, I had been privileged to participate in their legal demonstrations during my 10-month stay in Jerusalem awaiting dual citizenship. Israeli television often showed me with my Jewish friends carrying Israeli flags throughout the Old City.

Blow Up the Mosques or An Expired Visa?
Once again, an attempt to spread DISinformation about my unjust deportation from Israel, only provides me with another opportunity to clearly state my case and continue to highlight the plight of the Temple Mount suffering under a Nazi-Muslim occupation...

From Toledo to Jerusalem
You could say I have a God-given love for the Jews and the nation of Israel (Isaiah 62:6-7). That sacred bond has been strengthened over the years by the fact that I've been blessed to have lived all over Israel, getting to know its land and people quite well.

Dangerous Ideas?
During my brief appearance before Israel's High Court, the prosecution charged that I hold "dangerous ideas." I suppose the short-sighted prosecution would ban the Bible if he could since it contains the "dangerous ideas" that millions believe in! What are those "dangerous ideas?"

American Detained in Jerusalem's Russian Compound
Nobody arrested me. I was detained when I faithfully reported to the police office at 9 a.m. Monday morning, January 9, 1996 (day before my birthday) the day after The Jerusalem Post published on their front page an article shedding light on what they were doing in the dark: "GSS Seeks to Deport American Citizen for Plot to Blow Up Al Aksa Mosque."

Exposing the German-Vatican Plot to Occupy Jerusalem

The one time The Traveller did run a political piece, it ruffled feathers with the local authorities. In 'Will Jerusalem become an international city?' by American writer David Ben-Ariel, readers were warned about a German-Vatican plot to take over Jerusalem, urged to take back the Temple Mount and dislodge 'as symbols of foreign occupation' Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

Megillat Bush - The Bush Scroll

The Jewish Nation's Response to President George W. Bush on the Eve of His Visit to the Holy Land

The following document, written and signed by the New Jewish Congress, The Sanhedrin, and The Holy Temple and Temple Mount Movements is to be presented to President George W. Bush upon his arrival in the land of Israel on the second day of the Hebrew month of Shvat 5768, (January 9, 2008).

This historic document, known as "Megillat Bush - The Bush Scroll" states unequivocally the stand of the Jewish nation concerning the indivisible integrity of the Land of Israel, a stand which has remained unchanged throughout four thousand years of history and two thousand years of exile.

Megillat Bush - The Bush Scroll