Archive for the ‘Israel/Palestine’ Category

August 18th, 2021 - 9:55 pm § in Health, Israel/Palestine

Where the push for booster shots is coming from

Israel has high vaccination (78% of population over 12) and infection rates. “More than half are in fully vaccinated people, underscoring the extraordinary transmissibility of the Delta variant and stoking concerns that the benefits of vaccination ebb over time,” Science magazine says (a[...]

July 13th, 2021 - 12:14 pm § in Israel/Palestine

Your signs or your peace talks

The U.S., under new management, is trying to restart peace talks between Israel, also under new management, and the Palestine Authority, still under the same old management. “The PA’s list of demands to do so likely will include returning to an earlier status quo that limited Jews from visit[...]

May 24th, 2021 - 12:38 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Israel/Palestine

What aid does the U.S. give Israel?

Currently, about $3.8 billion a year, nearly all of it military assistance. Read story here. Did you know Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system against Palestinian rocket attacks is largely financed by the U.S. under Obama-era aid policies? For an in-depth look at Biden’s break[...]

May 15th, 2021 - 1:19 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Israel/Palestine

Where is Jared’s peace plan now?

Dead on arrival, it seems. It was never a real peace plan anyway. Jared is a citizen of Israel. His “plan” was heavily skewed in favor of Israel (read details here). The Palestinians couldn’t be expected to accept it, nor did they. Nor did Israel’s rightwing leader, Netanyahu[...]

May 12th, 2021 - 8:45 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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May 11th, 2021 - 5:55 pm § in Israel/Palestine

Photos from the Middle East

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May 11th, 2021 - 5:34 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Israel/Palestine

Middle East: “The open wound of an unresolved conflict”

Sirens wailing, rockets falling; jets screaming, bombs falling; explosions, many explosions; and death, many are dead. It’s an old, familiar story. BBC‘s Middle East correspondent, Jeremy Bowen, writes: “The fundamental reason for the renewed violence does not change. It is the ope[...]

February 1st, 2021 - 9:46 am § in Donald Trump, Israel/Palestine, Misc., Politics

Nobel Peace Prize Wars

One of Trump’s attorneys nominated Jared Kushner (read story here). A member of Norway’s parliament nominated Stacey Abrams (boy, wouldn’t that be a slap in the face to The Donald? Read story here). Trump awarded one to himself (watch video here). Actually, he claims to have won tw[...]

January 19th, 2021 - 8:17 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Politics

Tradeoff: U.S. Embassy will stay in Jerusalem, but Biden will pursue Palestinian statehood

“President-elect Joe Biden will not reverse Donald Trump’s landmark recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but will seek a state for the Palestinians, Antony Blinken, his nominee for secretary of state” told a Senate panel on Tuesday, January 29, 2021 “The only wa[...]

December 29th, 2020 - 11:46 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Jews

Jonathan Pollard arrives in Israel

Jonathan Pollard (photo, right), 66, spied for Israel while a Naval Intelligence analyst. He served 30 years in prison, was paroled in November 2015, and released from parole in November 2020. After lingering in the U.S. for several weeks due to his wife’s health, he flew with her to Israel on[...]