http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Bethlehem-rioters-set-fire-to-pictures-of-Obama-306831 In preparation for US president’s Mideast visit, protestors say he is not welcome in their city, throw shoes at US diplomatic vehicle. Palestinians in Bethlehem set fire to pictures of US President Barack Obama on Monday, saying he was not welcome in their city. Scores of protesters gathered near Manger Square and threw shoes […]
GEEZ……..WHY NOT LET THEM TAKE BOX CUTTERS TOO?……RSK
A Department of Homeland Security program intended to give “trusted traveler” status to low-risk airline passengers soon will be extended to Saudi travelers, opening the program to criticism for accommodating the country that produced 15 of the 19 hijackers behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Sources voiced concern about the decision to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which issued a report Wednesday on the under-the-radar announcement — which was first made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after meeting in January with her Saudi counterpart. According to the IPT, this would be the first time the Saudi government has been given such a direct role in fast-tracking people for entry into the United States.
“I think you have radical Wahhabism in certain elements in Saudi Arabia, and I think to be more lenient there than in other places would be a mistake,” Rep. Frank Wolf told the Investigative Project on Terrorism. “There were 15 [hijackers] from that country, and there is a lot taking place in that region.”
Only an exclusive handful of countries enjoy inclusion in the Global Entry program — Canada, Mexico, South Korea and the Netherlands. According to the IPT, some officials are questioning why Saudi Arabia gets to reap the benefits of the program, when key U.S. allies like Germany and France are not enrolled; Israel has reached a deal with the U.S., but that partnership has not yet been implemented.
Israel will proudly present a number of amazing technological innovations during U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel. But, due to time constraints, significant innovations that also demonstrate Israel’s knowledge and skills will be left out of the presentation.
Israel is tremendously prolific at inventing and designing advances in fields that help make the world a better place.
Surely Obama is aware that food security is the coming crisis in world diplomacy. Israeli agriculture and water technologies have already helped to feed millions of people, and Israeli experts and their innovative technology are continually helping the world’s developing nations face this urgent new challenge.
Soaring prices, growing shortages and burgeoning population growth have already sparked unrest across the African continent, and the situation could be a harbinger of worse to come across the globe and closer to home.
None of the underlying causes of the growing crisis — population growth, climate change that threatens to flood large areas of cultivated land, and rising transport costs due to possible oil disruptions — are likely to recede in the near future. The fact is, they will likely intensify.
Israel, a desert nation once challenged by its arid geography and a population explosion, has long fed its own population and has invested heavily in research and development to increase food production.
For decades now Israeli agriculture experts have been sharing their know-how with some of the fastest growing and wealthiest nations, as well as some of the poorest regions on earth, creating sustainable self-sufficiency in food and water supplies. Examples of smart, feasible and affordable Israeli solutions are plentiful.
MASHAV, Israel’s Center for International Cooperation, was established in 1958 as a division of the Foreign Ministry. Its agricultural program, the Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation, was founded on the belief that Israel’s agricultural miracle can be replicated in other countries facing the same kinds of severe food challenges that Israel once faced. According to MASHAV, “Israel’s own tested solutions for problems such as water, capital and land shortages can help the countries of the developing world transform their agriculture from traditional subsistence to sophisticated market-oriented production. It is for this reason many countries of the developing world have sought partnership with Israel addressing their own agricultural challenges.”
THANKS TO PAUL SCHNEE FOR THIS SLEUTHING… A List of Republican Budget Cuts Notice S.S. and the military are NOT on this list. These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end. * Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings. * Save America ‘s […]
What it takes to be a “pro Israel” liberal and what will make you politically incorrect.
I ADMIRE AND APPRECIATE MEOTTI BUT I HAVE A CAVIL HERE…..POLLARD SHOULD BE FREED….HIS SENTENCE IS TOO LONG AND TOO SEVERE WHILE OTHERS WHO SPIED FOR THE SOVIET UNION WALK FREE…HOWEVER, POLLARD IS NOT ISRAEL’S CAPTAIN DREYFUS…HE DID SPY AND HE DID TAKE MONEY FOR IT….CAPTAIN DREYFUS WAS NOT A SPY AND HE WAS FRAMED….RSK
The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book “A New Shoah”, that researched the personal stories of Israel’s terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary. He is at work on a book about the Vatican and Israel.
“I want to see the end of most of the settlements. I want to see land swaps”, declared Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz at the Project Nuremberg Lawyer’s Luncheon at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton.
The “pro Israel” mainstream, to which Mr. Dershowitz belongs, is a useful idiot, as Lenin used to call those gullible liberals who excused totalitarian enormities in the name of goodwill. Dershowitz, a very decent person and writer who goes all over giving speeches, including some new effort that one of the “Stand With Israel” groups has to train university students, has embraced the racist project of a new freeze of the “settlers”.
Recognizing the “settlers”, Judea and Samaria’s Jewish residents, for what they really are – heroes – is the most difficult endeavor for any observer of the Middle East conflict. And Dershowitz is a total failure on that.
These “pro Israel” useful idiots, with their talents and writing skills and their impeccable credentials, are seduced by how their influence is regarded. They literally fabricate the illusion that Israel can reach “peace” and conquer the international consensus by adopting their defeatist agenda. They want to be the nice and better Jews, they angelize Israel’s history, they want to be accepted by the chattering classes. Abraham Foxman has put it in this way: “How to support Israel while being critical”. Lenin could not have said it better.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Obamas-grim-message-to-Jerusalem-307098 Don’t confuse what Obama says with what the American people actually believe. The White House is contending that Barack Obama’s first visit to Israel as president underlines his administration’s commitment to Israel’s security. Rarely, however, has the style and symbolism of a political maneuver been more distant from the underlying substance. Obama has consistently […]
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3634/european-jihadists “I ended up running for my life, barefoot and handcuffed, while British jihadists — young men with south London accents — shot to kill. And not a Syrian in sight. This wasn’t what I had expected.” — John Cantlie, British photographer More than 1,000 Muslims from across Europe are currently active as Islamic jihadists, […]
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/21/israel-rockets-gaza_n_2921301.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D286819 JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets on Thursday at southern Israel, on the second day of President Barack Obama’s visit to the region, Israeli police said. One of the rockets exploded in the courtyard of a house in the border town of Sderot early in the morning, causing damage but no […]
http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2013/03/obamas-mysterious-visit.php?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Obama%27s+mysterious+visit&utm_campaign=20130320_m115502678_Obama%27s+mysterious+visit&utm_term=Continue+reading___ Why is US President Barack Obama coming to Israel today? In 2008, then president George W. Bush came to celebrate Israel’s 60th Independence Day, and to reject Israeli requests for assistance in destroying Iran’s nuclear installations. In 1996, then-president Bill Clinton came to Israel to help then-prime minister Shimon Peres’s electoral campaign against Likud […]