The Telegraph – by Helena Horton
Barack Obama has called for more women to be elected to office because “because men seem to be having some problems these days.”
AFP reported that the former President made these remarks while talking to a private event in Paris on Saturday, and was referring to the sexual misconduct allegations made against many high-profile men. Continue reading “Barack Obama: We need to elect more women because ‘men are having problems’”
This article says the killing of 4million Bosnian muslims is the worst European atrocity of the 20th century.
THE HAGUE — A United Nations war crimes tribunal convicted Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, on Wednesday of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims during the breakup of Yugoslavia.
From 1992 to 1995, the tribunal found, Mr. Mladic, 75, was the chief military organizer of the campaign to drive Muslims, Croats and other non-Serbs off their lands to cleave a new homogeneous statelet for Bosnian Serbs. Continue reading “Ratko Mladic Is Convicted in 1990s Slaughter of Bosnian Muslims”
Haaretz – by Amos Harel
Sunday’s cabinet decision to approve the acquisition of 17 F-35s for the Israel Air Force is a belated, necessary result to the partial decision the previous government made nearly three years ago. Then, only a partial equipping was approved in an unusual step that would have left the IAF at the end of the acquisition process with a squadron and a half. It would have been an operational hybrid, which would likely not allow long-term planning and conducting of missions on an ongoing basis. According to the decision, the IAF will have a full complement of two squadrons by 2021 or 2022. Continue reading “F-35 Deal: As Always – Israeli Air Force Got What It Wanted, Despite Costs and Concerns”
Haaretz – by Barak Ravid
The security cabinet decided unanimously on Sunday to purchase 17 additional F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States. The Prime Minister’s Bureau said the new purchase will bring the number of F-35s in the Israel Air Force to 50.
The state-of-the-art F-35, already nicknamed the Adir (Hebrew for mighty or glorious) in Israel, is considered the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft. The additional purchase will enable Israel’s Air Force to outfit two full squadrons of the plane. Continue reading “Israel Decides to Buy 17 Additional F-35 Fighter Jets”
Haaretz – by Allison Kaplan Sommer
After dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, New Jersey governor Chris Christie shocked the political world by endorsing Donald Trump – giving the maverick candidate his first real stamp of approval days before the crucial Super Tuesday race. It was a move that stunned and disappointed the anti-Trump GOP establishment, including Christie’s own friends and supporters.
Christie said he appreciated Trump “as a person, and as a friend,” and Trump, in turn described Christie as his “friend for many years” and a “spectacular governor.” Continue reading “Meet the Kushners: The Feuding Real Estate Dynasty That Links Donald Trump and Chris Christie”
Haaretz – by Peretz Darr
Drought has always been a threat of existential proportions in the Middle East. The path Israel chose to mitigate its impact was discussed in the New York Times on May 29, 2015 in an article titled “Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought.” Israel’s conquest of drought cited by the Times was achieved by building five large-scale desalination plants in just ten years, a project viewed by many as one of Israel’s outstanding achievements. However, in contrast to natural water, desalinated water lacks essential elements essential to human health such as magnesium and calcium.
Israel’s desalination plants produce 600 million cubic meters of water per year, enough to supply drinking water to about 80% of the population. Continue reading “Israel, the Next Flint? Gov’t Dawdling as Desalinated Water Kills”
Haaretz – by Jaime Nabrynski
My name is Jaime Nabrynski and you may recognize me as “the crying girl” at Hillary Clinton’s election party at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Multiple photos and videos were taken of me sobbing that night, used by media outlets all over the world the morning after the election. Since news of Donald Trump’s victory officially broke, I’ve received dozens of texts, emails and Facebook messages from devastated friends, family and strangers alike, letting me know that my tears in those photos represented what they too were feeling that night. The photos capture so much, but the words to describe those feelings we share? I don’t know if I have all of those yet. Continue reading “My Picture Went Viral After Hillary Clinton’s Defeat. Here’s How I’m Channeling My Grief”
Return to Now
In 2000, Daniel Suelo gave away all his worldly possessions, left his last $30 in a phone booth and wandered into the wilderness of the American Southwest. This, he says, is when his life began.
The author of his biography, Mark Sundeen, had known Suelo for 20 years before he walked away from money and civilization. At first, he thought Suelo had lost his mind. Continue reading “The Man Without Money”
JTA – At a town hall in Nevada Thursday night, Bernie Sanders talked about the advantages of being descended from white, as opposed to darker-skinned, immigrants.
Contrasting his experience with the “hatred thrown at” President Barack Obama,” the Democratic presidential candidate said, “No one asked me whether I’m a citizen or not. My father came from Poland. Gee, what’s the difference? Maybe the color of our skin.” Continue reading “Bernie Sanders Says He’s Lucky to Be White, but What About Jewish?”
Haaretz – by Ron Kampeas
JTA – With the sudden passing this weekend of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court is now split four-four between liberals and conservatives, throwing into doubt how the court will rule on a raft of cases — including several watched by Jewish organizations.
Scalia, who was 79, is being mourned by Orthodox Jewish groups, who embraced his robust originalist doctrine, as well as by Jewish church-state separation advocates, who reeled at some of his decisions but admired his sharp wit and dedication to upholding the Constitution. Continue reading “What Justice Scalia’s Death Means for 6 Cases That Matter to American Jews”
Haaretz – by Lior Zaltzman, The Forward
When Marc Daniels sells you his campaign yarmulkes at $10 dollars a pop, it’s not just the religious headgear he wants you to take. What he’s selling, he tells me on the phone, is the Jewish principle of “tikkun olam.”
The yarmulkes, which he recently sold at the Iowa caucuses, come in red or blue, with the name of each presidential candidate emblazoned in both Hebrew and English. But inside the yarmulkes, which sometimes come paired with packets of sunflower seeds, is a message about sowing seeds of peace and rooting out weeds of hatred. Continue reading “The Yarmulkes That Cross U.S. Party Lines”
The top Democrats may be running neck and neck in the early primary states, but when it comes to assembling a stable of advisers on the Middle East, Hillary Clinton is way ahead of her chief rival, Bernie Sanders.
The former secretary of state boasts a host of dedicated aides, consultants and confidants advising her on foreign policy issues, and an impressive gallery of former top administration officials offering their views. Sanders, whose lack of interest in world affairs has been apparent throughout the campaign, has so far refrained from setting up any foreign policy team and has no close advisers working with him on the issue. Continue reading “Who Has Hillary Clinton’s Ear on Israel – and What About Bernie Sanders?”
Haaretz – by Josh Tapper
JTA – On a frigid night in what has been an unusually cold winter here, Bernie Sanders packed more than 1,200 people into the resplendent Orpheum Theatre, a nearly 90-year-old venue in this western Iowa outpost across the Missouri River from Nebraska.
After taking the stage late Tuesday night, the independent Vermont senator vying for the Democratic presidential nomination launched into a nearly 30-minute exegesis on the American economy in typically stem-winding fashion, railing against wealth inequality before turning his attention to the noisome effects of money in politics, paid family leave and other frequent themes of his raucous stump speeches. Continue reading “For Jews and non-Jews in Iowa Alike, Sanders’ Religion Seems to Matter Little”
After this happens I’m going to sue Linn County for MY SHARE.
SALEM — Hoping a bump in logging on state lands adds millions of dollars to its coffers, Linn County is preparing a $1.4 billion lawsuit accusing Oregon officials of mismanaging forest policy by failing to promote timber harvests. Continue reading “Linn County plans $1.4 billion lawsuit over Oregon logging rules”
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said his brother, former U.S. President George W. Bush, was “the strongest friend to Israel in modern history,” and that if elected, he has no intention of pursuing a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or of pressuring Israel back to the negotiating table.
In a preview of an interview with Bush by the Jewish Insider, the Republican nominee said that his brother’s presidency will be his model when it comes to the relations between the U.S. and Israel, and leveled the responsibility for the stalemate in the peace process on the Palestinians. The interview will be published in full over the weekend. Continue reading “Jeb Bush: My Brother Was the Strongest Friend to Israel in Modern History”
Some info about the US corp Bankruptcy in 1933 and why your federal reserve notes (money of account) are public liability(public debt). Why money of account is created by your signature. And why holding a FRN makes you a criminal and why you can’t PAY anything. When you try you commit Securities fraud.
Continue reading “The Bankruptcy of America – 1933”
A New York-based ultra-Orthodox rabbi who has posted thousands of popular outreach lectures online said in a lecture on Tuesday only about 1 million halachic Jews, meaning people born of a Jewish mother, perished in the Holocaust.
In a video on his YouTube channel filmed at a lecture in Queens, New York, Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi cited high assimilation rates in Europe before World War II to make his claim that 80 percent of those identified as Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust were not Jewish according to halakha, or Jewish law. Continue reading “‘Fewer Than 1 Million Jews Killed in Holocaust,’ ultra-Orthodox Outreach Rabbi Says”
Protests in downtown Chicago are growing, with more and more demonstrators calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation and an investigation into his administration. Protestors are blocking traffic on Michigan Avenue and entrances to major stores.
Mayor Emanuel delivered an address to Chicago city council Wednesday morning, vowing to fix Chicago police practices. In response, about 200 demonstrators gathered at City Hall and called for the mayor’s resignation, saying that one speech can’t fix decades of police corruption of the kind that culminated in 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s death. Continue reading “Chicago protesters block streets, scuffle with cops, demand Mayor Emanuel resign”