Sunday, February 18, 2007

A YIDDISH EXPRESSION

There is a Yiddish expression that goes like this: ahz mehn lebt, derlebt mehn, which loosely translates as if you live long enough you can see anything.

So there I was reading my email and then I saw this: SAUDI PRINCE TO BUILD HOTEL IN TEL AVIV.

Nope, not kidding. Was written up in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot and covered by Imra www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=19556

Ma'an - Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is in negotiations to build an
eight-storey, 150-room hotel on Tel Aviv's coastline, the Israeli newspaper
'Yedioth Ahranoth' reported in its online edition.

The Israeli paper says that two architects have already started working on
the project. One is Bin Talal's private architect, who had worked with him
on oriental hotels across the world, Basel al-Beiti. The other is former Tel
Aviv Chief City Engineer, Yisrael Gudovich.

The planned project is a joint venture with the Abulafya family in Tel Aviv,
the paper says.

Bin Talal is the nephew of the late Saudi King Faisal. He is considered to
be extremely wealthy (the paper suggests he is worth $26.4 billion) with an
empire that includes holdings in banks, financing and investment firms,
hi-tech and communications companies, leading hotels in the United States,
Europe and the Arab world, and tourist sites.
Well, folks, what do you think of that? Now, I don't want to be a spoil sport. I mean why should I rain on everyone's parade? Here is this nice rich Saudi Prince coming all the way over to little Israel, a country that he doesn't recognize and btw wants to blow up to smithereens, and is going to work...take a breath...with the Jews and build this hotel.

I can see it now. 'Hey, Ahmad. Watcha doing for Pessach? Wanna come to Tel Aviv for the holidays? Yah. I got a deal. Yah. My wife's first cousin Fatima who is married to Ibrahim who is a relative of Miriyam who is married to Prince Al-Walid bin Talal's cook, can get us a deal. A steal. Dirt cheap. Waddya say?'

But, entres nous. When the Russians came we got KGB guys. And when the Saudi's come what do you think they'll bring? It ain't gonna be baklawa. Sigh.

And I bet the three stooges...nope wait we only have two...the head of the armed forces already resigned....that leaves Tweedledum and Tweedledee must think this is a grand idea.

Guiliani told his Saudi Prince what he could do with his ten million dollar donation after the Twin Towers were attacked. And he told Arafat, that mamzer, that he couldn't go into the UN waving his pistol.

Now, there's a man I would like to build a hotel with. Maybe he'll get to be President and we'll begin to feel a little safe again.

In the meantime, maybe I know someone who knows someone who can get you a room wholesale.

A sweet shavuah tov.

Have a great day...stay safe...and thanks for dropping in.

8 Comments:

At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Yummmmo-That is a Rachel Ray expression-
Is he single? Who on earth wouldn't want to marry a prince..if he is charming..sigh

 
At 12:10 AM, Blogger Lemon Lime Moon said...

More Nonsense in Israel.
When will they wake up.

 
At 1:08 AM, Blogger Leann said...

O yah they think their flag is aready flying over the Holy Land.but they seem to forget ONE BIG thing.what does GOD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS? well we will see.He dont mind some one planting their rump on his land if they mean no harm.but they stick their beedy little pin heads out and cause His kids problems and watch the fur fly.calm down girl and watch what the lord does.He has a way of setting back and letting the enemy get so close you can see the whites of his eyes.see its so He can hit His mark better if you get my drift?these guys think they have every thing all figured out but they dont.and they will see that soon.God is still in contral of this earth.He is only giving time to get in where we need to be.and when that is all in line, then watch the enemy and his gang take a nose dive.the Lord always said fear not.be not afraid.so I know He has something up his sleeve.Shalom friend.pray for me I got bad news again today.and its to do with family.so just pray only Gods will, will be done in this case.thank you.

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous chavah said...

Hey, now lets think about this. It might just be the safest place to have a Pesach seder, no? I mean, surely they won't blow up HIS hotel, or would they? Hmmmmm.

I'm with you on Guiliani. I'm thinking he'll do nicely as our President. The man has omets!

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom anonymous...look at Grace Kelly AH

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom lemon lime...never boring in the middle east...thanks for dropping in

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

bless you leann...i'm with you girlfriend

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

shalom chavaleh...omets is a great word....good for you...yahooooo

 

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