So what do I take from President Trump’s visit to Israel?
President Trump reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States. He came with a m...essage of peace. He emphasized the need to defeat terror and hate. He spoke of the hope that something great could be achieved.
However, the most memorable moment from this trip, to me, was that moment at the entrance to the house of President Rivlin.
Nechama Rivlin, President Rivlin’s wife, welcomed the First Lady Melania Trump at the door. As they were about to walk inside, Nechama whispered to Melania that she will do her best to catch up with the walking pace, but she might be a bit slower because of her medical condition which requires her to use an oxygen tank. Melania took her hand, looked at her and said: “We’ll walk at any pace you choose”. And so they walked, slowly, gracefully and proudly, hand in hand.
That, is the moment I choose to cherish. That silent gesture has neither any political significance nor any colorful tone to it, but it is everything.
It is the hope we yearn for when we speak of peace;
It is the kindness we wish to protect when we speak of defeating terror;
It is the dignity we want to teach when we speak of stopping hate;
It is the friendship we pray for when we speak of our unbreakable bond;
In other words, this gesture encompasses everything that is good, kind and human.
Thank you Noam Cappon for writing and bringing this to our attention.
"The Democratic Party's National Committee is openly arguing, in court, for all the world to see, that it's entitled to rig the primary election process, disregard the democratically-expressed views of its party's members, and decide for itself who gets to be the party nominee for the Presidency. It doesn't see itself as accountable to its members, and can even decide to violate with impunity its own clearly-expressed and (formerly) presumably binding policies and principles. After its machinations were exposed, it's now arguing that no court has any jurisdiction over its internal processes and procedures. Effectively, the DNC is putting itself above the law and above its own party members. It can do whatever it likes, and no-one else is allowed to comment, complain or intervene."
Katy Perry is a dangerously naive fool. Of course when you're a "pop star" who never has to deal with the real world and are surrounded by 24x7 security? It's easy to be this idiotic.
Katy Perry has a Groundbreaking solution to Islamic Terrorism: “No Borders. No Barriers. Let’s All Love Each Other And COEXIST”
Golly gee wiz, why didn't I think of that ?
"Why do you want me to think that this is great architecture?" He pointed to the picture of the Parthenon.
"That," said the Dean, "is the Parthenon!"
"So it is."...
"I haven't the time to waste on silly questions."
"All right, then." Roark got up, he took a long ruler from the desk, he walked to the picture. "Shall I tell you what's rotten about it?"
"It’s the Parthenon!" said the Dean.
"Yes, God damn it, the Parthenon."
The ruler struck the glass over the picture.
"Look, " said Roark. "The famous flutings on the the famous columns—what are they there for? To hide the joints in the wood—when columns were made of wood, only these aren't, they're marble. The triglyphs, what are they? Wood. Wooden beams, the way they had to be laid when people began to build wooden shacks. Your Greeks took marble and they made copies of their wooden structures out of it, because others had done it that way. Then your masters of the Renaissance came along and made copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood. Now here we are, making copies in steel and concrete of copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood. Why?"
Chapter I, p. 23; Howard Roark to the Dean
"When you see a man casting pearls without getting even a pork chop in return—it is not against the swine that you feel indignation. It is against the man who valued his pearls so little that he was willing to fling them into the muck and let them become the occasion for a whole concert of grunting, transcribed by the court stenographer."
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Chapter XII, p. 378 ; testimony of Dominique Francon
"As with virtually all Western terror attacks (as I've reported many times here at PJ Media -- see below), this appears to be yet another case of "Known Wolf" terrorism. The suspected bomber had been known to authorities beforehand."
CBS is trying to find the memory hole...
At this point, the AP is just a sad shadow of journalism.