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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1st Ever Skype and Twitter Movie Screening of Home Game this Sunday, Jan. 31st

This Sunday night I will be speaking, via skype video conference, at a Home Game movie screening at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard, Illinois.

Students and parents will be able to tweet their questions and comments via twitter so that I can answer them on camera for them to hear the answers live.

This is the first skype video conferencing and twitter movie screening for Home Game and 12Tribe Films. I look forward to many more to help spread the messages of Home Game to people worldwide.

All tweeters who want to follow the movie Q&A tweets can follow @avirach

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BUYcott Israel Campaign Video - Oy Va Goy!

Chas Newkey-Burden is the man!

A man of principle, a man of introspection, a man who says what needs to be said and most of all a true friend of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. We are blessed to have such friends.

Thank you Chas for giving us all hope!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

'No deal with PA greater threat than Iranian bomb' | Israel | Jerusalem Post

How can any Israeli leader, let alone a Minister, say such folly?

As a political entity on the world stage, the Palestinian Authority is battling Israel using international law to deligitimize the State of Israel in the eyes of the world (i.e the Goldstone report). Even with this reality Israel is doing everything in its power to return to the negotiating table, a step I believe to be pure idiocy.

Yet Ehud Barak says that the biggest threat to Israel is no negotiations? Bigger than the threat of Iran having nuclear weapons that it most probably would use against Israel (since it has said that it wants to wipe Israel off the map)?

It will be quite refreshing to have a Defense Minister who believes in the justice of our cause to live in our Homeland and to despise the "peace" partners who just want to destroy our existence here. If we are forced to negotiate with such partners at least call a spade a spade and put them in their place for the continued de-ligitimization of Israel on the world stage (and the killings of Israelis via their militias) that they support. Place those cards down on the table in front of them and then negotiate. Please respect yourself and your people just a little. Groveling with people who want to kill you makes us all look very very bad.

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Avri Gilad of Arutz 2 is Unbelievable! Unbelievable!

Avri Gilad, on prime time TV (Arutz 2) just interviewed Aryeh Airbus, one of the soldiers who raised the sign at the Kotel ceremony that said "Soldiers from the Shimshon Company will not Evacuate Chomesh".

At the end of the interview Avri Gilad spoke directly to the television audience and said "I hope people think twice about using these dedicated and warm soldiers for such controversial acts".

Avri Gilad is the only Israeli media personality to go on record with such statements, which means he is the only Israel media personality who thinks for himself and has the guts to say what he thinks and he is not driven by the post-nationalist, anti-zionist party line.

Watching Avri Gilad tonight gives me hope that the Jewish people and the people of Israel will wake up from the coma that our current political, judicial and media leadership have placed upon us.

Other pearls of wisdom from the interview:

Upon asking Aryeh if his act of raising the sign was worth it, since it has placed the future of the Hesder Yeshivot in question Aryeh answered by saying the following:

"The army is to blame for using this incident to question the future of Hesder Yeshivot. Many soldiers who took part in raising the sign were non-relisious soldiers with no connection to Hesder Yeshivot. Yet the army does not talk about those soldiers, they had behind the door court sentences for them where they received punishments of 14 days."

Regardless if one agrees or disagrees with the act of these soldiers, this whole episode is blatant hypocrisy by Ehud Barak and the army establishment and political manipulation to go after the Hesder Yeshivot and the National Religious public. 

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Wow! Avri Gilad Shocks the Israeli Media

Just 5 minutes ago on Channel 2 TV in Israel, Avri Gilad, speaking about the absurd amount of publicity that the Netanyahu maid issue has received by the Israeli media, said that "the Israeli media is no longer the guard dog guarding democracy but it is now just a dog!"

Kudos to Avri Gilad for coming out and saying what has been needed to be said for years!

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

YouTube - Social Media Revolution

Many people might still be wary of using social media, but it is here to stay.

The question is not whether businesses should use social media tools, but HOW should businesses use them.

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