A version of this article by Anne Bayefsky appears today on PJ Media.email@example.com The Obama administration has fallen into an unfortunate habit in its desperation to burnish strong foreign policy credentials – claiming its representatives have made robust statements to an international audience that they haven’t. On Monday this week it happened again. The State […]
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/303808/fast-and-furious-and-ocdetf-andrew-c-mccarthy The media commentary about “executive privilege” makes your eyes glaze over. That’s intentional: When you are throwing sand in the public’s eyes, as the administration is in the Fast and Furious scandal, you want the talking heads droning on about the jurisprudence of “presidential communications” and “deliberative process.” Blather about the legal contours diverts […]
RUSSIA’S ROLE IN DEFEATING THE NAZIS WAS ESSENTIAL TO WINNING THE WAR….READ ANDREW ROBERTS “THE STORM OF WAR” FOR NEW INFORMATION ON THE COLOSSAL TOLL ON RUSSIA….SO IT IS FITTING TO HAVE A MEMORIAL…BUT MAYBE JUST HAVE A NEARBY MEMORIAL FOR THE MILLIONS OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS THAT WERE KILLED BY THE RUSSIANS THEMSELVES…..RSK
Putin’s First Stop in Israel at New Red Army Memorial, Syria and Iran Come After (PHOTOS)Zachary Lichaa
A historic memorial dedicated to the Red Army’s victory over Nazi forces during World War II will open next week in Netanya, Israel.
The monument is believed to be the first memorial dedicated to the Red Army’s victory over German forces during the second world war, outside of former Soviet Union states, and is the official basis for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Israel next week.
A number of Russian billionaires, including Mikhail Fridman, Boris Mints, and German Khan, donated $600,000 to create the memorial, in conjunction withefforts made by the Russian Jewish Congress, the World Forum on Russian Jewry, and United Israel Appeal.
Israeli President Shimon Peres will join Putin and Yury Kanner, who heads the RJC, along with other state officials from both nations and Jewish leaders from around the globe, to mark the memorial’s opening in Netanya on June 25.
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Gay activists from Philadelphia posed for pictures while giving the middle finger to a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan during a recent trip to the White House, according to Philadelphia Magazine:
Matthew “Matty” Hart, left, Mark Segal, center, and Zoe Strauss, right, pose in front of portraits of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush at the White House. (Image source: blog.phillymag.com)
Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception….some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger
“It’s not a gesture that I would use in the White House when representing our city and our community,” opines Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal (center), who opted for a sarcastic thumbs-up pose in front of the portrait of George W. Bush over the more vulgar one demonstrated by his Reagan-loathing peers, Matthew “Matty” Hart (left), the national director of public engagement at Solutions for Progress, and self-taught photographer turned toast-of-the-town Zoe Strauss (right).
http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2156/Western-Junkies-and-the-Afghan-Fix.aspx Yesterday, Hamid Karzai told the Afghan parliament two things: (1) “Corruption has reached its peak in Afghanistan” — and (2) Afghanistan expects to receive another $4 billion from the West at a donor summit next month in Japan. Lemme tell ya, so long as money is involved — any amount of money — corruption […]
http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/06/21/incitement-to-hatred-terror-underscores-palestinians-unwillingness-for-peace/ When Barack Obama entered the White House, he promised to make Israeli/Palestinian peace-making his priority from “day one.” And, indeed, in his own way he did. He pressured Israel into freezing Jewish construction in the West Bank for 10 months in a bid to entice Palestinians to negotiate. Yet, Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) […]
http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/module/2012/6/22/main-feature/1/when-jews-became-doctors/e My father and my husband were doctors…my niece and nephew are doctors…my granddaughter is on the road to medicine….so the subject intrigues me, but most of my doctors are not Jewish and an increasing number of residents and interns are Asian in city hospitals…..a changing medical demographic…rsk The study of medicine has fascinated the […]
Why is it, in fact, that so many Jews have become doctors? Here follows a twice-told tale that bears telling once again.
Imprisoned in a tower in Madrid, disabled by syphilis and further weakened by an abscess in his scalp, the French king Francis I asked of his captor, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, that he send his finest Jewish physician to attempt a cure. At some point after thedoctor arrived, Francis, in an attempt at light conversation, asked him if he was not yet tired of waiting for the messiah to come. To his chagrin, he was told that his healer was not actually Jewish, but a converso who had long been a baptized Christian. Francis dismissed him, and arranged to be treated by a genuine Jew, brought all the way from Constantinople.
Apocryphal or not, this charming story has endured because it illustrates the position of the Jewish doctor during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The narrative’s supposed events took place at a fixed point in time, some years before the death of Francis in 1547, but they form part of a genre of anecdote that had existed for centuries. Though not as pervasive as it once was, the legend of the Jewish doctor’s special skills is still current today, enduring in attenuated form alongside the legend of the profession’s attractiveness to young Jews as a career. Intertwined with myth, the legendary relationship between the Jew and the art of healing continues to evoke a variety of responses, ranging from humorous comment to scholarly study.
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3126/canada-united-church-israel This hatred has nothing to do with the so-called “occupation,” as Palestinian schoolchildren are taught to believe, but is instead fuelled by Israel having a different ideology of true Democracy and Human Rights in a region where most leaders are hostile to both. The United Church of Canada has released the 26 page […]