Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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
Sea of Galilee
Island of Rhodes
HOTEL DES BALANCES
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
Jan. 13, 1991
We've moved from the south to Northernmost Israel - in between Syria and Lebanon. The last few days have been scary because we've been talked to about the situation, showed our bomb shelter, instructed about sealing off a room with plastic & sheets & such against chemical warfare & we're supposed to get our gas masks today. Our greatest threat here would probably be Syria if they turned against Israel. We're 1 hr. from their border. We spent last night & today "preparing" our rooms. Why can't we live in peace? Iraq against the world - God save us all from ourselves! John's on the phone to the States now - I told him to leave, better safe than sorry... Where to hide? What to do? May I live to see you around Feb. or March.
Shalom to Doris & Benny too!
(signature also written in Hebrew)
I'm a young 31 now...
I've finished my second ulpan & have received a certificate for it. I'm glad I stuck it out in spite of the strong temptations to drop out along the way for various reasons. Naturally, when an ulpan ends most people go their separate ways, which is hard on the emotions, but it's also exciting to move on to new places, people & experiences, which is what I've done. I'm presently in the Jordan Valley area not far from the Jordan River & border. We're just down the road from Biblical Bet-Shean and our "backyard" view is impressive Mt. Gilboa where Israel's first King, Saul, died after a major battle with the Philistines, also 3 of his Prince sons, including Jonathan - King David's best friend & the brother of David's wife, Princess Michal. Read about it in 2 Samuel Chapter 1 & the last chapter of 1 Samuel. I read it tonight after walking out back near the fields to look at the mountains silhouette after sunset with the new moon over them all... Last Shabbat/Sabbath/Saturday, everyone went to Masada but Maarten and I, because while I struggled to get him up to come the bus left! But we had a very peaceful, quiet day, all alone... Friday night I drank 1 whole bottle of Arak (Ouzo) myself! And remember almost everything... Sunday I hitched to Sdot Yam to visit friends & lay on the beach & Monday saw Maarten off & was so hurt all day - thinking that song by O'Connor "Nothing Compares to You" - I felt so empty & lost...He's in Eilat, farthest southern Israel. Then my going away party was ok & I left Tues, hitched 3 hours to here since Donna's here. There's some good-looking volunteers here, especially 21 yr. David from N.Y. you'd both faint over & Kibbutz members... Oh well. When will I straighten up. I'll see you in June if I survive 'till then.
I might visit a friend in Ireland on the coast before coming to the States.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wed., June 6, 1990
Shalom from Greece! We set sail from Haifa, Israel Sun. night, stayed for a few hrs. in Cyprus, continued on to the island of Rhodes - so beautiful, ancient and modern with alls around it, a castle - last night in Crete & 11:30 this morning in Greece! We're travelling w/two gay S. Afrikans we met on the boat... Them, Andreas, Donna, me & a Danish girl toured the Acropolis today, snapping away like busy tourists & walked all over Athens. The sunset over the mtns. was beautiful. We met a lot of nice people, especially Israeli - on the boat & drank all 3 nights Bacardi - bottles from Duty-Free. I also played the gambling machines to experience it. I only won tokens. Tonight we're all going to this gay bar - Grafittis except Andreas & the Dane hitched for Germany. So many gay parks here too. Now we're in a youth hostel - it's nice.
David (signature written in Hebrew).
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Yitzhak Rabin: I met Yitzhak Rabin in the Israeli Parliament in 1982 during Hanukkah. I was able to talk with him briefly and mention I was associated with Ambassador College in Pasadena, California. That was a tactful way of saying I'm a Christian since Rabin had met and received a gift of Steuben crystal from Herbert W. Armstrong of the Worldwide Church of God.
I was a volunteer at Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan at the time, in Northern Israel near Haifa. Rabin informed me that he had lived there for over a year in the late '50s and inquired about various individuals.
From Toledo to Jerusalem
Ariel Sharon: Return to the Temple Mount!
Ariel Sharon: From Zionist to Traitor
Don't Expel Jews From Gaza!
Paint Israel Black: Jews to Lose Jerusalem!
Shimon Peres Came to Power Over Rabin's Dead Body
Shimon Peres Charged with the Murder of Yitzhak Rabin?
Israel Work History (Worldwide Church of God)
The Plain Truth About Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God
Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God Mentioned in Israeli Newspaper
Miriam Weiss: Holocaust Survivor and Kibbutz Mother
Princess Diana, a Dream, and King David's Dynasty