So Who are the Hamas?

Posted by Deb | Politics | Tuesday 20 November 2012 7:55 pm

A really brilliant and funny explanation of the true nature of the Hamas:


Media Lies

Posted by Deb | Politics | Tuesday 20 November 2012 12:32 am

While the Israeli Defense Force is doing its best not to harm civilians while defending the Israeli civilians, inadvertently some Palestinian civilians do get hurt. There is no choice, as the Hamas terrorists are hiding and shooting from within dense civil population. The Hamas will hide their ammunition in hospitals, mosques, kindergartens etc. so that Israel will not hurry to bomb them, and if it will they would be able to immediately shoot some heart-breaking pictures to show the world.

Apparently, the Israeli forces are doing a good job, so Hamas was not able to take recently enough tragedy pictures. For this reason, they and their supporters are recycling other pictures they have found on the net.

For example:

boy wounded in Syria

The picture, showing a boy wounded in the war in Syria, was recycled and displayed by BBC reporter Jon Donnison as showing a boy wounded by IDF in Gaza.

The following recycling is really outrageous. The baby in the picture has lost her mother, and was wounded along with her two brothers when a missile shot from Gaza hit the house in which they were staying in the town Kiryat Malachi. The Hamas is using her photo as anti-Israel propaganda, claiming she is Palestinian.

Israeli Baby Wounded in Kiryat Malachi

Hamas is Using Civilians as Human Shield

Posted by Deb | Politics | Monday 19 November 2012 12:10 am


Why is Israel Striking in Gaza

Posted by Deb | Politics | Saturday 17 November 2012 7:46 pm

Yesterday was the first time in 20 years we have heard the alarm sirens in Jerusalem. The Hamas bombers have thrown a rocket toward Jerusalem, but it hit in a open space, actually close to a Palestinian village in the outskirts in Jerusalem.

My daughter, age 10.5, was terrified.

This new Middle-Eastern war comes after a few weeks of constant bombardment of the south of Israel by missiles from Gaza. Israel has already withdrawn all its forces and civilians from Gaza. Instead of turning to build the allegedly dreamland of Palestine, the Hamas is working on trying to destroy Israel.

The Israeli ambassador to the UK is explaining the situation here to the BBC:


eToro – Social Trading

Posted by Deb | Forex | Thursday 8 November 2012 11:52 pm

Some time ago I was contacted by a sales person who told me about eToro. I attended a webinar explaining the concept of social trading, and it sounded promising: Instead of relying for your trading solely on your own knowledge and estimates, you can rely also in real time on the decisions and judgement of other experienced traders. In eToro you can even decide to be lazy and let others decide for you: You can attach a certain amount of your investment to the account of some other trader in this system that seems to be doing well, and they will buy and sell for you according to this trader’s actions.

As the main trading tools in eToro are of Forex, and I am no Forex expert, I decided to open a demo account and see if the lazy attitude can work for me. In the demo account you get an initial account of $10000. I decided to choose 6 traders that seemed to be doing well according to the given statistics in eToro, and tie $1000 from my account to each of their accounts. The remaining $4000 I left idle.

My conclusion: NO. You can’t have totally “lazy” account. Maybe I just didn’t choose well, but what happened was that in the first 2 weeks my account grew nicely, but then it had a few drops. I didn’t touch any of the trading decisions, letting it go automatically with the decisions of my “gurus”, but that didn’t go well. In the first 2-3 weeks I was making money (or demo money), but than I lost most of it. Today, about 6 months after I opened the demo account, it is only worth $10150. 1.5% in 6 weeks may be not so bad, bad it could have been better. In the first 2 weeks I had made 3%.

That does not mean that I don’t recommend eToro, or social trading. eToro has some nice graphic and other trading tools, and being able to look “over the shoulder” of traders who are doing well is a wonderful asset. You just can’t leave your account to do everything automatically. In order to make a nice profit you should use the social networking but also the graphs and your own judgement in order to get out of your positions in the right time. You should also use the eToro learning tools to make yourself more knowledgeable about what you are trading.

If you are already an expert in what you are trading, you can also gain from eToro: If people choose you as their “guru” and decide to follow your actions, eToro would be paying you extra commissions, so that you will be profiting twice: From you actual trading, and from your followers.