Sunday, October 7, 2012

ISRAEL: "7th and final day of Sukkot"

Today is the 7th and final day of Sukkot, also known as "Hoshana Raba", which means the "Great Salvation". Tens of thousands of Jews flock to the Western Wall to offer their prayers for a year of good health, peace and prosperity. Enjoy the photo taken this morning by Yishai Fleischer and click 'LIKE' to join us in saying "Next Year in Jerusalem" with the Holy Temple rebuilt!

Obama's record on Israel not reflective of an ally

"the most hostile president toward Israel since the Jewish state was created," 
(QUOTE: UN Ambassador John Bolton)


Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 6:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 6:33 p.m.
While campaigning for the presidency in 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama said, "We must preserve Israel's identity as a Jewish state with Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided."
In 2010, President Obama humiliated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by not extending the usual red-carpet treatment given to visiting dignitaries, and this to an ally. Obama also decided not to eat (as normal) with the dignitary (Netanyahu) and ate with his own family, instead.
In 2011, the Obama White House went before the Supreme Court to defend its refusal to list "Jerusalem, Israel" on the passports of Americans born in the Israeli capital.
In 2012, Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, avoided answering which city the United States recognizes as the capital of Israel.
Then, in a highly unusual set of actions, three members of Obama's administration publicly attacked Israel. Hillary Clinton, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs implied that Israel was hampering peace talks, not the Palestinians. (It is interesting to note that rarely does the Obama administration say anything negative about Islamic countries or Islamic terrorist organizations or of their refusal to negotiate with Israel.)
During 2009, 2010 and 2011, Obama visited approximately 46 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq and Egypt. However, he still has not visited Israel.
In April 2012, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., harshly criticized the Obama administration's attempts to exert pressure on Israel. This made him the highest-ranking Democrat to object to Obama's policies toward Israel.
Schumer, along with the majority of members of the House and Senate, signed letters to the president politely suggesting the United States keep its disagreements with Israel private.
In July 2012, reported that former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton called Obama "the most hostile president toward Israel since the Jewish state was created," saying his policies have "actually set the peace process back" in the Middle East.
Responding to Vice President Joe Biden's claim that Obama "has done more for Israel's security than any president since Harry Truman," Bolton declared, "That's just ridiculous." Bolton added that the administration's reported intelligence leaks could hurt Israel's chances of successfully knocking out Iran's nuclear facilities.
It has been well established that the United Nations is highly biased against Israel. Here is one example: The Obama administration supported the United Nations setting up an independent commission to investigate only Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. This is an extraordinary action singling out one country — Israel — since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring U.N. investigations.
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, who is also a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and a Jew, said that any Jew who votes for Obama again has been in a coma the last 3½ years when it comes to Obama's negative attitude toward Israel and the damage he has done to the security of Israel.
Ed Ziegler is a retired corporate recruiter who lives in Ocala. He writes a monthly column about "The War on Terror and Anti-Semitism." Email him at

Israel checking: Was drone headed to Dimona?

After IDF collects remnants of unmanned aircraft shot down over southern forest, security establishment examining possibility it was launched by Hezbollah to photograph Israeli reactor; army fears drones will be used to hit strategic sites
Ron Ben-Yishai

Published: 10.07.12, 00:37 / Israel News

After Israeli fighter jets shot down a drone over the Yatir forest in the south Mount Hebron area on Saturday, the army is trying to figure out what its destination was. One of the possibilities the security establishment is looking into is that the unmanned aircraft, which was apparently Iranian-made, was on its way to test the option of infiltrating the nuclear reactor in Dimona, perhaps even to examine the option of targeting the plant in a future conflict.

A drone such as the one that was downed on Saturday after penetrating Israel's airspace through the Mediterranean Sea could not cause serious damage to the reactor, but such an incident would mark a psychological victory for Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, whose leader Hassan Nasrallah recently threatened to attack strategic targets in Israel, including power plants.

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The Iranians are aware that Israel has the capability to deal with rockets and missiles with its Iron Dome and Arrow air defense systems, but dealing with the threat of a slow drone poses a different kind of challenge.

Operating a drone by remote control from such a long distance requires advanced capabilities, which Israel was not aware Hezbollah had acquired. By examining the drone's parts, the army hopes to find out whether the drone was controlled from a command center in Lebanon or was directed by a space-based satellite navigation system (GPS) according to predetermined coordinates. If that was the case, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may have directed itself automatically and was supposed to return to its base or self-destruct over the sea.

As far as Israel is concerned, Saturday's incident calls for increased alertness and preparations to thwart such infiltration attempts in the future. In light of the successful interception and the volatile situation in the Middle East, Israel may decide to act with restraint and not respond at all. It will certainly want to avoid a massive response that may ignite the entire region.

"Israel is aware of Iran and Hezbollah's technological capabilities. The current discussion is about how Israel should respond to such an infiltration of a drone and if it should be compared to the launching of a missile or rocket from Lebanon, which has always drawn an immediate response in the form of artillery fire or aerial strikes on targets in south Lebanon," a senior security official told Ynet Saturday night.

כוחות צבא סמוך למקום היירוט (צילום: חיים הורנשטיין)
IDF forces search for drone remnants (Photo: Haim Horenstein)

The drone apparently began its flight in Lebanon and then headed in the direction of Gaza's coastline after flying over the Mediterranean Sea. The drone's operators may have planned to take advantage of this fact in hopes of confusing Israel's detection and interception systems. However, the drone was detected while it was still flying over the Mediterranean Sea and was downed a half-hour later over the south Mount Hebron area after IAF jets made certain it was not carrying any explosives and that its main mission was intelligence gathering.

The IDF is working to improve its aerial detection and interception capabilities in light of the changes in the Middle East and due to the fact that Israel's enemies have upgraded their military capabilities. The army is placing an emphasis on detecting drones, fearing that they may be used as a missile to target Israeli strategic sites.

"In the next war Syrian and Iranian drones will also be sent on 'suicide' missions," a senior Air Force official recently told Ynet.

Iran and Hezbollah have yet to respond officially to the downing of the drone, but in an interview with English-language Iranian network Press TV, retired Lebanese general Hisham Jaber estimated that the drone was American.

"The Negev desert is a very sensitive area," he added. "Everybody knows that the Dimona nuclear center is there and the Negev is also the nuclear reserve for the Israeli armed forces.

"No one knows where the drone came from yet, but the Palestinians do not possess such sophisticated aircraft. Maybe it came from Sinai and Egypt, but I prefer the idea that since it came from the sea it may have come from an American aircraft carrier and was shot by accident," the general said.

The retired general said the drone may have departed from one of the American bases in Saudi Arabia and rejected the possibility that it was launched from Lebanon or Jordan.

"If Israel will remain silent after its investigation and will close the file, that means that - like we said - it (drone) came from a friendly side and it is not in their interest to talk about it," he argued.

Yoav Zitun contributed to the report


Hezbollah ‘mercenaries’ helped a fearful Assad early in revolt: Leaks

Bee's note: This report is interesting in that early Saturday morning, Israel shot down a Drone that had invaded its air space.  Investigation is underway, but the guess is that this drone was "testing" Israel's IDF/IAF and what they discovered was Israelis military are good "shots"!  I mention this incident because that Drone may have come from Lebanon/Hezbollah.  Hezbollah is the right arm of Iran - bag and baggage with more missiles than fishes in a lake, all supplied to Hezbollah from its brothers in Iran.  Hezbollah's involvement in Syria should not be a surprise, since Iran is also backing President Bashar al-Assad.  Meanwhile, Israel must have eyes in back of her head, as her neighbors are now "testing" Israel's strength and capabilities. 

IAF Interception of UAV in Israeli airspace

Remember Prime Minsiter's drawing of the "red" line during his speech at the UN?  The red lines must be drawn, as Iran instigagtes all the surrounding terrorists organizations throughout the MIddle East. al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas all depend upon their ability to be armed to the teeth by Iran.  If our leaders were truly interested in obtaining "peace in the ME", they would face realty and understand that to stop Iran's insane madman, much of the terrorist organizations in power today, could cease to exist without the continued support of Iran. 
Meanwhile, the clock tics, the world did not stop, as the Drone invaded Israel on Saturday - as usual, nothing to see here!  But, Syria's invasion of Turkey caused the clock to stop AND the world to stand still, as   the main stream media carried that news hourly, reminding everyone that "Turkey is an ally of the USA"!  Do you see a little hypocrisy here, there, or anywhere?  Does our administration need to be reminded (again) that Israel is also America's ally.  Keep watch - wait and see - what happens in the coming days ... and may Israel remain safe from its so-called neighbors.


Hezbollah, the Lebanese guerrilla movement and one of the strongest allies of the Baathist regime in Damascus, has consistently denied any role in the Syrian unrest.

The group even dismissed a video aired on Al Arabiya in August showing a man named Hassan Salim al-Meqdad believed to be one of its commanders under arrest by Syrian opposition fighters.
A document stating the arrival of 250 Hezbollah members in Aleppo, Syria on May, 23, 2011. (Al Arabiya)
A document stating the arrival of 250 Hezbollah members in Aleppo, Syria on May, 23, 2011. (Al Arabiya)
But classified secret Syrian official documents obtained by Al Arabiya reveal that Hezbollah has played an active role in the deadly crackdown on civilians and armed opposition in the neighboring Syria. 

A document that was sent on May 23, 2011 from Col. Saqr Mannoun, head of Branch 291 of the Air Force Intelligence to
President Bashar al-Assad stated, “The first batch of support personnel from Hezbollah, numbered 250, were received and housed in Ramsis hotel in Baroun Street in the province of Aleppo; waiting for my sir’s orders.”

Aleppo was clam and heavily secured under Assad’s iron grips in the early months of the uprising, and it made sense for the regime to receive foreign backers there. 

Eman Eddin al-Rasheed, head of the Political Bureau in the Syrian National Rally, said despite that the regime had built up an army in a way that ensures its absolute loyalty in the most difficult times; the regime still harbored fears and paranoia. Assad was afraid his army might fail him one day, and that is why he did not hesitate to seek help from Hezbollah “mercenaries" from the early months of the revolution

Another document, stamped "top secret," from Brigadier Waleed Abdel-Rahman of the reconnaissance unit in the foreign intelligence branch, contained a list of names for Lebanese and Syrian opposition figures who are most wanted to be arrested or killed.

Among the names found in the list is Ahmed Nasr al-Din, a Lebanese citizen wanted by Syrian security forces for cooperating with Syrian citizen Mohamed Hassan Farah, who is in detention under Hezbollah.

On May 5, 2012, the head of the operations in the Syrian foreign intelligence tasked a man named Ahmed al-Shammari to go to the border with Lebanon to receive Hassan Farah from the Hezbollah movement.

Murder of Gebran Tueni

A secret file stating the successful accomplishment of “mission 213”  with the help of Hezbollah. (Al Arabiya)
A secret file stating the successful accomplishment of “mission 213” with the help of Hezbollah. (Al Arabiya)
Also, among the classified documents obtained by Al Arabiya, was a file that dates back to Dec. 12, 2005 in which Abdel-Rahman informed Gen. Assef Shawkat, Assad’s brother-in-law and an then army deputy chief of staff, that "mission 213" was successful executed with the help of Hezbollah. 

The mission is suspected to be linked to the assassination of Gebran Ghassan Tueni, Lebanese politician and the former editor and publisher of daily paper An Nahar. 

Al-Rasheed, of the Syrian National Rally, told Al Arabiya English that Tueni was a target of the Syrian regime since the “liberation of the south” of Lebanon in 2000 from Israeli occupation. Since then Tueini often voiced objection to Syrian presence in Lebanon, according to Rasheed.

Syrian troops completely withdrew from Lebanon on April 27, 2005 following an international outcry sparked by the assassination of late prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri. 

The Hezbollah movement and Syrian regime have been the major suspects in the international high-profile murder.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Perilous times - video by RJC

The Republican Jewish Coalition produced a short documentary showing yet again how hostile Obama is to Israel.

Please share it with everyone you know who is planning to vote for this man again next month. I don't want anyone to have the excuse that they didn't know. If people don't know it's because they don't want to know, or because they don't care. They will share in the responsibility for what comes next. 

It will be their fault.    ... posted on Caroline Glick blog.


Obama Admin. Stonewalls on Immigrant Welfare Controversy


by Michael Volpe

Four members of the Republican leadership of the Senate Budget Committee are furious with the Obama administration, claiming that both the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are stalling in providing data on federal Visa approval for immigrants with a strong likelihood of government dependency.

The whole controversy got started when staffers noticed that the answer to a Q-and-A section on the website of the US Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency in regard to Visa approval suggested that people with a high probability of winding up on certain forms of public assistance were now being considered for Visa approval.

The four Republicans — Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, Pat Roberts, and Jeff Sessions — fired off a letter asking for clarification in August both to State and DHS, because each have some form of oversight over Visas. Following a number of missed deadlines for response, the four sent out a press release on October 2, 2012.

“Basic annual data on visa applications is easily and readily producible. But yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security missed yet another deadline to provide this info as requested by four Senate committees. DHS, along with the State Department, has also refused to explain why departmental guidelines effectively waive the legal requirement that individuals are ineligible for entry into the United States if they are likely to become reliant on welfare,” said Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee.

He continued, “Our initial assessment of State Department data on ‘public charge’ denials further indicates that eligibility standards are being waived. Given what we already know, and the otherwise inexplicable refusal for DHS to reply to such a simple inquiry, it necessarily suggests that the executive branch is trying to prevent the public from discovering its failure to follow U.S. immigration and welfare law.”

In early August, Senate Budget Committee staffers noticed that USCIS was using a new interpretation of something called a “public charge.” “Public charge” is a catch-all category of welfare programs. Visa approval is supposed to be done strictly to exclude anyone that has a chance of winding up on public welfare doles.

At issue was the answer to a question on the Q-and-A section of USCIS website. The answer to, “What publicly funded benefits may not be considered for public charge purposes?” seemed to indicate that things like food stamps were no longer considered public welfare benefits.

As such, people with a high probability of winding up on programs like food stamps might no longer be automatically denied Visas by USCIS. It was following this revelation that the four Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee — Sessions, Orrin Hatch, Pat Roberts, and Chuck Grassley — fired off a letter on August 6, 2012, asking for clarification from both DHS and Department of State. They wrote:
We write to express our concern with agencies’ interpretation of section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) regarding inadmissible aliens. It was recently brought to our attention that the U.S. Department of Agriculture welfare programs.
It is our understanding that the materials distributed by the consular offices assure those being recruited that reliance on SNAP benefits, or food stamps, will not be taken into account when considering the merits of an application for a visa or adjustment of status.
Further review of Department of State and Department of Homeland Security protocols indicate that this policy applies to dozens of other welfare programs as well.“ Read the beginning of the letter.
So far, two deadlines set up by the four members of the Senate Budget Committee have been ignored by DHS and State. The second missed deadline on October 1, 2012 caused the most recent press release.

The presence of USCIS is itself disconcerting. USCIS, the DHS agency at the center of this storm, is normally an obscure agency in DHS. It has already been put in the spotlight because it’s been given a leading role in implementing the President’s very controversial deferred-action program (essentially administrative implementation of the DREAM Act, an amnesty program), first announced in the Rose Garden June 15, 2012.

The head of USCIS, Alejandro Mayorkas, appears to be a far-left ideologue who is also tied to one of the most controversial pardons by Bill Clinton at the end of his presidential term. He’s been head of USCIS since April 2009.

Mayorkas is no stranger to being in the middle of controversies. In August 2009, his deputies, acting on his orders, drafted a memo that seemed to suggest that the Obama administration would be implementing some form of comprehensive immigration reform internally through executive action. The title of this memo was “Administrative Alternatives to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

It listed all sorts of categories of potential illegal aliens and enumerated ways in which the Obama administration could act unilaterally and make them effectively legal. Included in this memo was the administrative amnesty Obama implemented in June 2012.

The USCIS was also the subject of an award-winning investigative series by the Daily, in which that publication exposed how pressure from higher ups was forcing the rubber stamping of thousands of Visa applications.

Mayorkas was a very successful bundler for President Obama in 2008, leading the way to his appointment to head USCIS.

Mayorkas also gained notoriety in the late 1990s, when as an Assistant United States Attorney, he found himself in the middle of the controversial commutation of Carlos Vignali. Vignali was a convicted drug dealer whose sentence was commuted in Clinton’s last days after only serving seven years of a fourteen-year sentence.

Mayorkas, as Assistant US Attorney, was one of those that recommended the commutation to President Clinton.

The House Committee of Government Reform cited Mayorkas, among several individuals, following an investigation of the pardon. The investigation found that Vignali’s dad, Horacio Vignali, had funneled several hundred thousand dollars to a number of California-area politicians prior to the pardon.

The four Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee believe that in their role as overseers as laid out in the Constitution they are entitled to an explanation. Christopher Bentley, a spokesperson for USCIS, said, “USCIS wasn’t able discuss the issues raised by the Senators.” The State Department has previously responded that they believed most of the questions fell under the purview of DHS. The Obama administration will likely continue this game of feigned ignorance until the public demands that it be held accountable.

Michael Volpe


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IAF Interception of UAV in Israeli airspace - video

Published on Oct 6, 2012 by 
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was identified penetrating Israeli airspace this morning, and was intercepted by the IAF at approximately 10:00 AM.
IDF soldiers are currently searching the area where the drone was downed, in open areas in the northern Negev, to locate and identify the drone.

Downed drone: Iran testing Israel's capabilities

Unmanned aircraft shot down by F-16 jets in south Israel was apparently launched from Lebanon by Hezbollah, or perhaps even by the Iranians themselves
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 10.06.12, 19:48 / Israel News

A few hours after two fighter jets shot down a small unmanned aircraft that penetrated Israeli airspace in the south Saturday morning, it is safe to say that an element operating in Lebanonunder the auspices of Iran and with its support, apparentlyHezbollah, activated the drone. The drone itself, which was downed in the south Mount Hebron area, was apparently made in Iran.

Operating a drone by remote control from such a long distance requires advanced capabilities, which Israel was not aware Hezbollah had acquired.

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Hezbollah's drones have infiltrated Israeli airspace in the past, from the north, but their activation did not require any navigation system. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that infiltrated Israel on Saturday did require such a system. The incident showed that the Air Force has the ability to detect and intercept drones at any stage of their flight.

The drone was apparently launched by Iran or one of its allies to test the IDF's detection and interception capabilities, and perhaps even to search for specific targets in south Israel. The drone apparently began its flight in Lebanon and then headed in the direction of Gaza's coastline after flying over the Mediterranean Sea. This route was chosen not only because it utilized the depth of the sea's airspace, but also because Israeli UAVs regularly hover above Gaza.

The drone's operators may have planned to take advantage of this fact in hopes of confusing Israel's detection and interception systems. However, the drone was detected while it was still flying over the Mediterranean Sea and was downed a half-hour later over the south Mount Hebron area after IAF jets made certain it was not carrying any explosives and that its main mission was intelligence gathering.

There is no doubt that the operation is indicative of a high level of sophistication of the drone's operators, who are apparently Hezbollah terrorists, and also of their plans to perhaps use similar Iranian-made aircraft in the future to destroy targets inside Israel. It is also clear that Hezbollah chose such a long route so that it would not be accused of sending the drone and risk Israeli retaliation.

מסוקים הוזנקו לאזור יער יתיר  (צילום: חיים הורנשטיין)
IDF choppers in area where drone was intercepted (Photo: Haim Horenstein)

In other words, Hezbollah tried to conceal the fact that it had sent the drone by selecting a long route that passed through the Mediterranean Sea. It wanted the drone to enter Israel near Gaza, perhaps in an attempt to place the blame on Hamas, which is currently considered hostile to elements that are loyal to Iran.

Hezbollah has launched drones into Israel a number of times in the past. Before the Second Lebanon War two Iranian-made "Abibal" drones successfully infiltrated Israel, and during the war itself Hezbollah sent drones through the sea, perhaps in an attempt to blow them up in Israeli communities. These attempts failed, and in at least one incident a drone launched by Hezbollah was shot down by an F-16 over the sea.

Iran recently announced that it had developed small unmanned aircraft and cruise missiles with a range of hundreds and maybe even thousands of kilometers. The drone that was intercepted earlier in the day may have been one of the new models manufactured by Iran. Syria is also capable of operating drones from a long distance.

As far as Israel is concerned, Saturday's incident calls for increased alertness and preparations to thwart such infiltration attempts in the future. If it turns out that the drone was Iranian and was launched by Iran or Hezbollah, Israel would have to consider its response to such a blatant violation of its airspace. In light of the successful interception and the explosive situation in the Middle East, Israel may decide to act with restraint and not respond at all. It will certainly want to avoid a massive response that may ignite the entire region.

Israel will also examine the possibility that the drone was supposed to take photographs of areas in south Israel.

How Does Israel Enrich America's Economy?

Dr. Reuven Reuveni - Israel

Following are several solid facts about Jewish People and Israel that the world communication media is not dealing with, but yet one must know:
Jews and Israelis are holding above 170 Nobel Prizes, Muslims 7
These people are talented in each and every field that one can imagine.
If it has any meaning to life quality for the benefit of the entire population in our globe? the answer is clearly and undoubtedly "Yes!".

Let's talk now about our real practical reality. As is well known, the American economy depends very much on oil. Saudi Arabia not only sits on 25 percent of the world's proven reserves, but Saudi oil, barrel per barrel, is the cheapest oil in the world to extract. Less than 24 hours after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the Saudis put on the market an extra nine million barrels of oil, going mostly to the United States

Joseph Sisco, a former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, once told Israeli author Shmuel Katz, "I want to assure you, Mr. Katz, that if we were not getting full value for our money, you would not get a cent from us." American foreign policy-makers are pragmatists, not moralists. U.S. aid to Israel is animated by national self-interest — pious platitudes to the contrary notwithstanding. It practically means that Israel is, and has been, America's biggest strategic bargain — and Israel's ruling elites know this.

Let us put publically on the table what is moving from the U.S. to Israel:
For 2007, U.S. military grants to Israel were $2.34 billion and yet were scheduled to increase to $3.00BN in 2008.
The media does not tell you the following simple facts in figures:
Since Israel's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2008 was $195BN; total U.S. aid to Israel was only 1.5% of its GDP!!!!
Viewed over the five year period of 2004-2008 — total U.S. military aid was approximately $12BN.
What has the U.S. received from Israel in return?
Total exports from the U.S. to Israel between 2004 and 2008 were $58.6BN — almost five times twice the $12BN Israel received in U.S. aid during this period. The annual average of U.S. exports to Israel during this period was $11.7BN, more than five times the average American aid package!

Interestingly, Israel must spend about 74 percent of U.S. military aid in the United States, where it provides jobs for an estimated 50,000 American workingmen!!!

Unknown to the public, U.S. military aid to Israel creates a demand for, and the purchase of, tens of billions of dollars' worth of U.S. weaponry by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states.

U.S. grants to Israel — far from imposing a burden on the American tax payer — furthermore, actually enriches the American economy. It is well known by all American arms manufacturers. So do Senators and Representatives who represent states in which corporations such as Boeing, Lockheed, and General Dynamics are located. These elected officials, along with these corporations, have vested interests in opposing any sanctions against Israel if its government were to take a more independent and vigorous stand against the Palestinian Authority.

According to Gen. George Keegan, a former chief of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, between 1974 and 1990, Israeli aid to America was worth between $50-80BN in intelligence, research and development savings. Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon, and testing Soviet military doctrines up to 1990 when the USSR collapsed. Senator Daniel Inouye put it this way: "The contribution made by Israeli intelligence to America is greater than that provided by all NATO countries combined."

More importantly, Israel's greatest gift to America's well-being and prosperity, a gift of incalculable value, exceeding by far all that Israel receives from the U.S. For Israel provides America with 25,000 high tech workers, 324 scientists, 902 doctors who studied medicine in Israel, 1,800 Israeli professors and lecturers, 171 high ranking military officers, and thousands of other professional people whose contribution to the American economy is priceless. Dr. Sisco knew whereof he spoke.

To the respected anonymous people wherever they come from, and what ever their religion/faith is, Jews, Christians, Muslims or Hindus, that are currently criticizing Israel - let me tell you - do not make a mistake, Israel is the Front Line of the Western World, Including USA, in the Meddle East. Therefore and consequently, if and when Israel will be damaged, the next will be America and Western countries.

Finally, I am not about to say one single bad word about Muslims. Millions of Muslims are fine people, and within the coming decades America and Europe will be invaded by Muslims from Asia and Africa without shooting one bullet. This is fine, but unfortunately the present US president must be aware that the world is not a one global village, certainly not yet. The day when people and nations stop fighting on energy, and I am not talking about oil energy, but positively share and exchang personal and global energy, the Masshich will be coming. Unfortunatlly, this is yet far away from our life and reality.

Let us all pray that this day will be coming, and soon. Amen.

Until that day - believe it or not, if Israel had not been established, the world community would have invented such a Golden Eggs producer.

This post is based in part on an article "A Conspiracy of Silence in Israel" by Professor Paul Eidelberg, holding a Ph.D. from University of Chicago.

Dr. Reuven Reuveni
for natural products in agriculture
and medicine

UK Press Commission to Media: Stop Lying About Israel’s Capital




by Seth Mandel

Israel won a rare media victory this week when the UK’s nongovernmental press regulator ruled that the Guardian was wrong to call Tel Aviv Israel’s capital. The ruling by the UK Press Complaints Commission, according to Honest Reporting, “set a precedent on British coverage of Israel, effectively barring all British publications from referring to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital.”

The commission also did the Guardian, and the British press in general, a favor. Since Jerusalem is, in point of fact, Israel’s capital, and since a large part of Jerusalem is uncontested, the refusal to put embassies there or to refer to Jerusalem as the capital has always been an assault not only on the Jewish state’s sovereignty but also on basic logic. However, calling Tel Aviv the capital is inexplicable. Whatever Israel’s opponents think of Jerusalem, how could anyone possibly justify inventing a new capital for the Jewish state? No newspaper that refers to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital could possibly retain any credibility. The Times of Israel reports:
In Monday’s decision, the PCC concluded that “the unequivocal statement that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel had the potential to mislead readers and raised a breach of… the Editors’ Code of Practice.”
The editor’s code states that the press “must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information.”
The same article also pointed out the effect that making up the news can have on reporting in general: it can encourage other newspapers to make things up out of whole cloth as well. The paper notes a truly sad correction issued by theDaily Mail:
A Comment article on 23 August mistakenly suggested that Israel’s government was in Tel Aviv when it is, of course, in Jerusalem.
Of course. But you can almost begin to understand how such a mistake happens. If newspapers like the Guardian are unchallenged in their assertion that Israel’s capital is Tel Aviv, it would follow that they had done so because the buildings housing Israel’s government are in Tel Aviv. But they are not; they are in Jerusalem. Swindled by the Guardian, the Daily Mail invented government-related accommodations that didn’t exist, as if reporting on Israel is basically just playing a game of Sim City.

The Jewish people’s physical and spiritual connection to Jerusalem is such that it animates an overwhelming amount of Jewish ritual, from prayer to weddings to holiday traditions. As such, it’s easy to understand why Israel’s antagonists focus on the city. The denial of Jewish rights in Jerusalem takes many forms, including the Guardian’s shameful behavior.

After driving through the serene woodlands of Canada, Winston Churchill once turned to his son and said: “Fancy cutting down those beautiful trees we saw this afternoon to make pulp for those bloody newspapers, and calling it civilization.” Hard to argue with the sentiment while reading papers like the Guardian.

Seth Mandel


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BREAKING: IDF: Unmanned aerial vehicle shot down in northern Negev


10/06/2012 15:20

IDF spokesman says UAV spotted entering Israel's airspace from Mediterranean sea heading from West to East, and was shot down in open area by Israeli Air Force; defense minister says Israel takes "severe view" of the incident.

Northern Negev area slated for new townsPHOTO: SPNI OPEN LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE
Aan unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crossed into Israel's airspace and flew over settlements and military bases in the Negev on Saturday morning, according to the IDF Spokesman's Office.

The unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down at around 10am in an open area in the northern Negev by the air force.

The IDF said the UAV was spotted entering Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean sea heading from West to East.

Contrary to Palestinian reports, it appears the UAV did not originate in the Gaza strip.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak praised the IDF and the air force for their quick and effective interception, adding that the incident occurred in an area south of Hebron.

"We take a severe view of the attempt to harm Israeli airspace, and we will consider our response," Barak said.

IDF ground forces collected the fragments of the UAV and have begun analyzing them.