Some 64% of Israelis do not trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to take Israel's security into account as a "crucial factor" in the framework peace proposal he is attempting to formulate, a new poll published on Tuesday found.
The monthly Peace Index poll of the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University found that the lack of trust in Kerry was prevalent both among Israeli Jews (66%) and Israeli Arabs (53%).
According to the poll, 74% of Israeli Jews believe the U.S. is putting more pressure on Israel than the Palestinians to accept the framework proposal.
On the international hardness scale, flint ranks 7 out of 10, where diamond is 10, so it is harder than most materials commonly encountered in the natural environment. It also has the property of taking an edge thinner than a steel blade (only a few molecules thick) so it is literally sharper than a razor. Flint is still in use today as surgical tool because incisions made with a flint blade heal more quickly and are more sterile.Translating מעוז ma'oz is even more interesting, stronghold. Oze, עז means strength and the added מ can mean "from" if it's a noun or if we're dealing with עז as a verb adding the מ would make it strengthen.
Maoz Tzur recounts the many times that God has delivered the Jewish people from their foes. The first stanza, which is the one that is usually sung onHanukkah, thanks God for this protection. The following stanzas talk about the Israelite exodus from Egypt as well as liberation from Babylonia, Persia and Syria.Now look at the lyrics of the song:
Stanza 1: Popular English Translation (Rock of Ages)Rock of ages, let our song Praise Your saving power; You, amid the raging foes, Were our sheltering tower. Furious they assailed us, But Your arm availed us, And Your word, Broke their sword, When our own strength failed us.To summarize, G-d is our Weapon, the only reliable one.