I’m grieved that some of my readers today have been telling me they can’t access my site. My host tells me it’s because the new DNS hasn’t fully propagated itself and that takes up to 48 hours. But I’m not sure why some readers should have access to the site and then lose it. I hope over the next 24 hours that these problems will lessen. But please let me know via the Contact link here, Facebook or private e mail if your access fails.
I wanted to thank all the readers who’ve made donations to defray the added server hosting costs I’ll be incurring due to upgrading my server and security. I continue to accept such gifts to cover the new $600 per year hosting fee.
Today, Yossi Gurvitz, who I’m going to start calling one of the “Zahavi Three” (to note our mutual victimization by DOS attacks), informed me of something truly wonderful that proves the amazing power of blogs to stir political action. At last Friday’s weekly Sheikh Jarrah protest, Israeli demonstrators shouted the following:
Doron Zahavi, do not worry, we’ll soon be seeing you at the Hague.
It sounds much better–and rhymes–in Hebrew. If anyone has any YouTube video of this chant, please let me know. UPDATE: Thanks to reader, Meir for offering the link. The commentary about Zahavi begins at 1:20 into the video.
What all this means is that a confidential source informed me that Captain George, a notorious accused torturer and rapist, is Doron Zahavi. I published this information along with two other Israeli bloggers. We were attacked and within days hundreds of demonstrators were defying Israeli censorship and shouting Zahavi’s name to East Jerusalem’s rooftops. My only regret is that I was half a world away and couldn’t be there to hear those shouts. But the fact that I am half a world away and played a key role in enabling this is a miracle of technology. Further, the fact that an American Jewish blogger and Israeli bloggers could unite in this project delights me no end. While others may have their own definition of Zionism–mine is precisely this. That the Diaspora and Israel unite in the search for justice in the State of Israel. And this is why I started this blog seven years ago. For precisely this type of situation. This is what blogs, at least good blogs, are for.