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February 4th, 2021 - 12:00 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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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[...]

December 25th, 2020 - 11:40 am § in Israel/Palestine, Jews

A Hannukiah Menorah That Celebrates an Event on Christmas Day 165 years Before the Birth of Jesus.

A HANUKKIAH IN HOLLAND Last week, a 266-year-old menorah valued at over a half-million dollars, was put back on display at Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum . The Rintel Hanukkah Menorah is more than a meter and a half meters wide, made of silver. It is said to be the most valuable hannukiah in[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 1:43 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Israel/Palestine, Politics

Why Pompeo’s provocative visit to a West Bank settlement is a bad idea

Lame-duck U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toured an Israeli settlement in the Palestinian West Bank on Thursday, November 19, 2020, the BBC reported. It’s the first time a high-level U.S. official has ever done so, and the action is considered provocative. But it’s consistent with Tr[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 8:31 am § in China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Israel/Palestine, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Schools & Colleges

The Unofficial 2020 GOP Platform

The GOP hasn’t released a platform (in case you didn’t notice), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have one. They simply don’t want you to see it. So, here’s an unofficial version from David Frum (photo), a conservative Republican and former Bush speechwriter, extra[...]

February 18th, 2020 - 9:11 am § in Israel/Palestine

Companies on UN Lists as Dealing with Illegal Settlements

UN listed companies with business ties to West Bank settlements  Afikim Public Transportation Ltd. Airbnb Inc. American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd. Amir Marketing and Investments in Agriculture Ltd. Amos Hadar Properties and Investments Ltd. Angel Bakeries Archivists Ltd. Ariel Properties Group As[...]

February 7th, 2020 - 9:02 am § in Israel/Palestine, Jews

Iran’s Peace Plan for Palestine

Iran’s proposal is for a referendum among all the people who claim an identity as Palestinian.  The wrinkle here is who would be included .. refugees living today in a Palestinian diaspora?  Jews outside of Israel? Nonetheless it is worth a discussion! [...]

February 5th, 2020 - 11:05 am § in America, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Russia

Trump on North Korea, Syria, Iran, Crimea ??????

The media seem to have missed something … the State of the Union speech on Tuesday somehow did not mention the massive diplomatic failures in Korea, Iran, Syria, Yemen, the universal rejection of Kushner’s Plan to make Palestine go away, our abandonment of all nuclear treaties and …[...]