Israel at War 2006

Life in Haifa and north of Israel during the 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The FIRST rejected passport photo and Thanks ElAl!


I finally found the first passport photo that was rejected by the Canadian passport services and am posting here. It was rejected because of the thin light grey shaddow to the left of Yarden's hair. The bureacrats back in Canada should know the kind of frustration, aggravation and ridiculous expense their petty rules and regulations are causing Canadians abroad.

As anyone can see, the photo is an excellent likeness of Yarden. The small dark flecks are from the scanner and not on the original photograph.

Thanks ElAl Israel Airlines! They have waived the $100 per-ticket cancellation fee because of the current situation. Other companies have been doing nice things as well. The cellular operators are giving half price SMS messages to residents of the north so they can stay in touch with their friends and families. Bank Hapoalim has set up an on-line bank for those whose beanches have been closed.

Shalom,

Yves

1 Comments:

At 25 July, 2006 04:33, Anonymous Marco Bortolus said...

Dear Yves,


Thank you for your news.
I hope you and your family are well.
In these days we are very worried about the situation in your beautiful
land.

I respect and admire the courage that your Government is having, facing
Hezbollah's attacks.
I don't think (like a few say here in Italy) that your reaction is "too strong".

Israel cleaned the field from lies: "The King is naked...".
International community couldn't go on without realizing that Hezbollah were
using civil people as a shield and Lebanon Government was more or less
"officially" hosting Hezbollah.

Wat is sad is that Lebanon seems to go on "avoiding" Hezbollah issue: for
them the King is still dressed, even when everybody realized he's naked!

Last year I met in Moscow two nice girls coming from Israel, and I shot a
picture of them amongst the flowers of Kremlin gardens.
I'm often thinking about them: are they amongst the soldiers I see every day
on TV? Did they loose the smile they had?
Life is odd: one day you're walking amongst the flowers, and the day after
you're fighting to survive.

I pray for you, your People and for all the innocent victims of this war
that I hope will soon last.
I also hope to have from you good news in a short time.

Shalom,

Marco
(Italy)

 

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