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U.N. misplaces capital…

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Israel is the only country without a capital city,  according to maps published by  the Cartographic Section of the United Nations’ Department of Peacekeeping Operations.   Apparently amateurs like the BBC and His Oneness settle for claiming Israel’s capital city is Tel Aviv instrad of Jerusalem,  but it requires the true professionals of the U.N. to completely erase any notion of  a capital city.

 

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September 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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Fire tanker to Israel…

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Global Super tanker  is sending  its Boeing 747-400 to Israel to help fight the arson fires there.   It’s a good thing the best fire-fighting plane is privately owned since it would be next year before His Oneness got around to doing anything to help Israel.

By the way,  it was terrorism by fire,  and they now  have video  of one of the arsonists at work.   And yes,  you can expect to see something similar here,  and no,  we are not prepared to deal with it.

 

 

 

 

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November 27, 2016 at 10:05 am

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Terror by fire?

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Israel is reeling under  brush fires  in the northern city of Haifa.   Like Prime Minister  Netanyahu,  I wonder if this is just the  latest form  of terrorism  directed against  Israel.   I confess to being somewhat surprised that the jihadists have not tried something quite similar here, given what eco-terrorists have done here in the past.

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November 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

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Shimon Peres, R.I.P.

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The former Israeli President,  who was the chief architect of its nuclear weapons program and a driving force behind its interim peace accords with the Palestinians,  has died  after suffering a stroke.   I have long thought that being President of Israel is the hardest job in the world,  because not only do your neighbors want to annihilate you,  but you are subject to the lies and betrayals of others,  most notably presidents of the United States,  such as Barack Obama,  who court the Jewish vote assiduously for elections,  then stab you in the back because they believe in the laughably misnamed peace process.

Peres was not as fine an orator as Benjamin Netanyahu, but he still managed to outwork  and outlive  all his rivals,  no mean feat in and of itself in the mean times he lived in.   Whatever you view of Peres,  you  must admit he had  an interesting  life.

 

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September 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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Bibi hits the right note…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s  comments on  the Orlando attack make me wish,   and not for the first time,  that he was our president instead of His Oneness.

 

 

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June 16, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Prostate cancer cure…

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Two Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel promise an almost  miraculous cure  for prostate and perhaps other cancers.  The cure, based on two decades of research by plant scientist Avigdor Scherz and cancer researcher Yoram Saloman is now in clinical trials at New York’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

 

 

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January 14, 2016 at 10:16 am

Suspicious silence…

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Why hasn’t the White House  commented on  the American teen who was murdered near Jerusalem by Palestinian terrorists last week?    His Oneness commented on the American murdered in Paris,  and the one murdered in the Mali attack,   but neither he nor Kerry have uttered a peep about Ezra Schwartz,   the Massachusetts kid spending a year in Israel.

Both officials have only indirectly mentioned  the other  Palestinian attacks occurring almost daily approaching Kerry’s visit,  though the trip is supposedly  to stop  the violence.   The Obama Administration is desperately attempting to maintain the fiction that its failure to confront terrorism is a strategy,  and that it’s working,  a lie so blatant that even Sen. Dianne Feinstein  publicly disagrees.

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November 23, 2015 at 11:46 pm