Farmer creates unique 'Israel at 60' display
Sharon Roffe-Ofir
Published: 29.04.08, 07:42
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1. beautiful .......
janet ,   israel   (04.29.08)
it's really creative and beautiful, too bad it's during a smitta year.
2. Today rabah, thanks, merci beaucoup, danke.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Santa Monica,CA USA   (04.29.08)
3. Beautiful!!!
Talula ,   Israel   (04.29.08)
4. Kol ha Kavod - wish there were more like you!!
Sheila ,   Jerusalem Israel   (04.29.08)
5. sabbatical year
one sad orthodox jew ,   Beit Shemesh, Israel   (04.29.08)
I see that shmittah is not even a considered factor
6. Beautiful
Anne ,   USA   (04.29.08)
A very beautiful work of art, thank you. Thanks also to Y'net for bringing this to our attention. I hope you have lots of other pieces on Israel's 60th. :-)
7. his land???
Dissappointed ,   Ein Harod   (04.29.08)
For some reason I was told by the designer of this design that it was constructed on the land of Kibbutz Ein Harod....
8. Amazing!!
Chaya ,   Bat Yam, Israel   (04.29.08)
9. It's worse than just shmitta...
Stan ,   USA   (04.30.08)
It's already a case, from the start, of completely ignoring the prohibition of sowing different seeds in one field (Lev 19:19).
10. # 5 & 9
This man created something beautiful to celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary. Please don't crap on the parade. Not everybody in Israel is religious.
11. Congratulations, Israel. 60 years and counting.
petra ,   usa   (04.30.08)
12. #10
Stan ,   USA   (05.01.08)
Lots of things are beautiful. They don't have to be done in a way that denigrates the reason for the existence of the state. It's beautiful in the exact same way as a stained glass Jesus.
13. Israel at 60
Derek ,   Apple Valley, USA   (05.02.08)
Some idiot will say a space alien came to do it. When all along it was someone who loves his country!
14. We're not celebrating Israel's anniversary
Naji   (05.07.08)
We're not celebrating Israel's anniversaryThe Guardian, Wednesday April 30 2008 In May, Jewish organisations will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. This is understandable in the context of centuries of persecution culminating in the Holocaust. Nevertheless, we are Jews who will not be celebrating. Surely it is now time to acknowledge the narrative of the other, the price paid by another people for European anti-semitism and Hitler's genocidal policies. As Edward Said emphasised, what the Holocaust is to the Jews, the Naqba is to the Palestinians. In April 1948, the same month as the infamous massacre at Deir Yassin and the mortar attack on Palestinian civilians in Haifa's market square, Plan Dalet was put into operation. This authorised the destruction of Palestinian villages and the expulsion of the indigenous population outside the borders of the state. We will not be celebrating. In July 1948, 70,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes in Lydda and Ramleh in the heat of the summer with no food or water. Hundreds died. It was known as the Death March. We will not be celebrating. In all, 750,000 Palestinians became refugees. Some 400 villages were wiped off the map. That did not end the ethnic cleansing. Thousands of Palestinians (Israeli citizens) were expelled from the Galilee in 1956. Many thousands more when Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza. Under international law and sanctioned by UN resolution 194, refugees from war have a right to return or compensation. Israel has never accepted that right. We will not be celebrating. We cannot celebrate the birthday of a state founded on terrorism, massacres and the dispossession of another people from their land. We cannot celebrate the birthday of a state that even now engages in ethnic cleansing, that violates international law, that is inflicting a monstrous collective punishment on the civilian population of Gaza and that continues to deny to Palestinians their human rights and national aspirations. We will celebrate when Arab and Jew live as equals in a peaceful Middle East. Seymour Alexander Ruth Appleton Steve Arloff Rica Bird Jo Bird Cllr Jonathan Bloch Ilse Boas Prof. Haim Bresheeth Tanya Bronstein Sheila Colman Ruth Clark Sylvia Cohen Judith Cravitz Mike Cushman Angela Dale Ivor Dembina Dr. Linda Edmondson Nancy Elan Liz Elkind Pia Feig Colin Fine Deborah Fink Sylvia Finzi Brian Fisher MBE Frank Fisher Bella Freud Catherine Fried Uri Fruchtmann Stephen Fry David Garfinkel Carolyn Gelenter Claire Glasman Tony Greenstein Heinz Grunewald Michael Halpern Abe Hayeem Rosamine Hayeem Anna Hellman Amy Hordes Joan Horrocks Deborah Hyams Selma James Riva Joffe Yael Oren Kahn Michael Kalmanovitz Paul Kaufman Prof. Adah Kay Yehudit Keshet Prof. Eleonore Kofman Rene Krayer Stevie Krayer Berry Kreel Leah Levane Les Levidow Peter Levin Louis Levy Ros Levy Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky Catherine Lyons Deborah Maccoby Daniel Machover Prof. Emeritus Moshe Machover Miriam Margolyes OBE Mike Marqusee Laura Miller Simon Natas Hilda Meers Martine Miel Laura Miller Arthur Neslen Diana Neslen Orna Neumann Harold Pinter Roland Rance Frances Rivkin Sheila Robin Dr. Brian Robinson Neil Rogall Prof. Steven Rose Mike Rosen Prof. Jonathan Rosenhead Leon Rosselson Michael Sackin Sabby Sagall Ian Saville Alexei Sayle Anna Schuman Sidney Schuman Monika Schwartz Amanda Sebestyen Sam Semoff Linda Shampan Sybil Shine Prof. Frances Stewart Inbar Tamari Ruth Tenne Martin Toch Tirza Waisel Stanley Walinets Martin White Ruth Williams Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi Devra Wiseman Gerry Wolff Sherry Yanowitz
15. #14 - Naji
Eric ,   Montreal   (05.08.08)
Who the hell cares about what you and your moron pseudo intellectual leftits think. Israel is here to stay and flourish weather or not idiots like your bunch like it or not!
16. Racist slurs
Arthur Miller ,   France, Paris   (01.15.09)
Naji violates the terms and conditions of this board. He is a racist and casts slurs upon others. His posts should be deleted. "Comments containing incitement, slander, racist slurs and inappropriate language deemed to violate our terms of use won't be published".
17. Incitement and slander
Arthur Miller ,   France, Paris   (01.15.09)
Naji is inciting hatred, slandering and his posts should be deleted. "Comments containing incitement, slander, racist slurs and inappropriate language deemed to violate our terms of use won't be published."
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