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How Israel Makes the Desert Bloom (Economist-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  Good works, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 11, 2019 How Israel Makes the Desert Bloom (Economist-UK) The Israeli firm Taranis uses high-resolution imagery from drones, planes and satellites to diagnose problems in fields of crops – among them infestations, diseases, dryness and nutrient deficiencies. Faced with unfriendly neighbors and an arid climate, Israel has had to innovate to survive. Taranis is the […]

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The First Palestinian Member of Congress – Lenny Ben-David (Twitter via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  International, Israel, Jewish Community, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 11, 2019 The First Palestinian Member of Congress – Lenny Ben-David (Twitter) John H. Krebs was first Palestinian Member of Congress. Krebs, who was Jewish, was born in Berlin and moved to Palestine in 1933. He went to school there and joined the Haganah militia. He moved to the U.S. in 1946 on his Palestine passport […]

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SHARIA FOR DUMMIES, by Nonie Darwish (FPM)

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  dhimmitude, double standards, Human Rights, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions  /  No Comments

Aug. 26, 2010 Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf claims that the U.S. Constitution is Sharia compliant. Oh, let us count the ways. Click here for 34 examples refuting  Rauf’s contention

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The American ‘Zionist’ assault on Israel, by Daniel Gordis (TOI)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 8, 2019 Less hubris and more interest in why Israelis think what they do would go a long way to helping this relationship survive Click here for excellent article

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Peter Schweizer’s “The Creepy Line” Takes Tech Giants to Task by Ruthie Blum (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Lies & Deceptions, other  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2019 As if this were not “creepy” enough, there is another process going on that is far less transparent: “listing” — the order in which information appears on Google. The “list effect” on our cognitive functioning, Epstein explains, is that we believe that the items appearing at the top of a set of […]

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Yes, Anti-Zionism Is the Same as Anti-Semitism – David Harsanyi (The Federalist via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2019 Yes, Anti-Zionism Is the Same as Anti-Semitism – David Harsanyi (The Federalist) In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “Anti-Zionism isn’t the same as Anti-Semitism,” columnist Michelle Goldberg defended Ilhan Omar, a newly elected House representative who has claimed that Jews have hypnotized the world for their evil works. Anti-Zionism is the most significant […]

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The UK and EU Build an Illegal Road on an IDF Training Ground – Naomi Kahn (JNS)

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Jan. 10, 2019 The UK and EU Build an Illegal Road on an IDF Training Ground – Naomi Kahn The British government and the EU are paving an illegal road on land in IDF Firing Zone 917, an army training ground in the southern Hebron Hills. The signs along the route leave no room for doubt: […]

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Summaries of 2 articles on Iran’s economy & military spending, by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2019 New Iranian Draft Budget Slashes Military Spending – Saeed Ghasseminejad and Tzvi Kahn Iran’s military spending will significantly decrease, according to a draft 2019-2020 budget that President Rouhani submitted to parliament in December. The new figures suggest that reimposed U.S. sanctions have forced Tehran to prioritize its stability over its expansionary ambitions. (Foundation […]

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The Turks are Coming – to Syria By Dr. Mordechai Kedar (INN via Breaking Israel News)

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 8, 2019 Anyone following Turkish media cannot help seeing the long lines of military transport vehicles – tanks, artillery, troop carriers and auxiliary vehicles – making their way south towards the Turkish-Syrian border. The Turks have no plans to attack Syria – their objective is to nip in the bud Syrian Kurd aspirations to establish […]

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The Palestinians’ Uncivil War by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 7, 2019 The biggest losers from this internal bloodletting are the Palestinians living under these leaders in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas-ruled Gaza. The dispute between Hamas and Fatah is not over who will bring democracy and a better economy to the Palestinians. They are not fighting over who will improve the living […]

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