web analytics
August 31, 2014 / 5 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Twelve business groups with close ties to Israel’s political leaders control more than 60 percent of Israel’s economy, making it among the most concentrated in the world, according to a report in Forbes Israel.
 
The magazine lists the groups, which include private citizens: Sami Ofer, Nochi Dankner, Shari Arison, the Cerberus-Gabriel consortium, Charles Bronfman, Yitzchak Tshuva, the Saban group, Lev Leviev, Matthew Bronfman, Tzadik Bino, the Borovich family, and Eliezer Fishman.

Forbes contends the families constructed their empires, which consist of Israel’s largest companies, using organizational methods that were abolished in the Western world more than 50 years ago. The article states the groups have a disproportionately large amount of control over Israel’s economy, its political leaders and the media because of the way the companies are set up in pyramid style to ultimately answer to the various business groups.

The magazine feature comes after warnings by Haaretz commentator Ari Shavet, who wrote that the Kadima Party led by Ehud Olmert represents the interests of “the 18 families” – Shavit’s reference to those controlling most of Israel’s assets. Shavit warned that a Kadima victory would lead to a takeover of several important Israeli institutions by the powerful families.

*******

United States churches are secretly run by Jews who converted to Christianity with the intention of controlling religious Americans including President Bush, a top Hamas official claims.

“Even the churches where the Americans pray are led by Jews who were converted to Christianity, but they were converted to keep controlling the Americans,” Mohammad Abu Tir, the number two Hamas terrorist in the newly formed Palestinian Authority government said during an exclusive interview from his home with this reporter.

“I made a study and I know very well that all this radicalism in some parts of the Christianity, [including] the Anglicans who are being led by Bush, is because of the control of Zionists,” said Abu Tir. The Hamas official, famous for his orange-dyed beard, went on to accuse “Zionists” of controlling Western media organizations and “leading terrorism inside the mass communications media.”

Abu Tir was elected to the number two spot in the PA in January’s legislative ballots in which Hamas won by a large margin. He spent nearly 25 years in Israeli prisons for directing terror activities, including the attempted poisoning in the early 1990′s of Israel’s water supplies.

*******

Israel must withdraw from the West Bank; otherwise Arabs will soon outnumber Jews and threaten Israel’s Jewish character, former prime minister Shimon Peres claimed in an exclusive WorldNetDaily interview. Peres’s statements come in spite of a new study presented to the U.S. Congress last month which contends Israel’s withdrawal policy is based on erroneous Palestinian population data and predicts that in 20 years Jews will outnumber Arabs by two-to-one even if Israel keeps the West Bank and Gaza.

The study, directed by American Bennet Zimmermn, found Palestinians have inflated their population figures by as much as 50 percent. It said Jewish birthrates are far outstripping Palestinian rates, and Israel’s own statistics fail to account for even low levels of Jewish immigration when calculating national demographic trends.

Under Zimmerman’s mid-case scenario, a Jewish majority in Israel of 63 percent will be realized in 2025 if Israel retains the West Bank and Gaza. According to other likely scenarios contained in the new data, Jews could outnumber Arabs by 71 percent if Jewish fertility rates continue to rise and immigration increases further.

“It is ironic that just as we now find Israel is in the best position ever with regard to population, Olmert announces a plan to run away and give up the West Bank, claiming Israel’s Jewish character is threatened,” said Zimmerman

*******

Olmert signed a public charter last week against government corruption, declaring the issue of fighting crookedness in the Israeli government of “utmost importance.” But Olmert’s statements come at the same time he is being implicated in multiple corruption and bribery scandals.

Israeli Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss is investigating multiple political appointments made by Olmert while he served as minister of Industry and Trade under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s administration. Olmert was minister from 2003 until 2005. He is charged with making appointments in exchange for political and business favors.

Another investigation tied to Olmert involves political appointments allegedly coordinated with Sharon’s son and former minister, Omri. The state was asked to investigate the younger Sharon following a recent television report airing excerpts from Omri’s diary concerning a large number of political appointments allegedly aimed at shoring up support for his father while he was prime minister.

Among Olmert-tied entries, Omri Sharon in the diary reminded himself to “meet with Ehud [Olmert] about [Likud member] Yigal Yosef,” as well as with a top Olmert adviser on the same subject.

Yosef’s vote was needed in 2004 to approve Ariel Sharon’s move to bring the Labor party into his coalition. Yosef, who voted in favor of Labor joining the government, eventually was given a top job in Olmert’s Industry Ministry.

Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily.com. He is a co-host of ABC Radio’s nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show and can be heard regularly on American radio.

 

About the Author: Aaron Klein is a New York Times bestselling author and senior reporter for WND.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is KleinOnline.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
#BurnISISFlagChallenge
Burn Your ISIS Flag Today [video] #BurnISISFlagChallenge
Latest News Stories
Peace Now Chairman Yariv Oppenheimer

4,000 dunams in G’vaot area declared state land, will open door for large construction project.

Sgt. Shahar Shalev, an IDF paratrooper who was critically wounded in the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, has died of his wounds. His death brings the number of Israeli casualties from Operation Protective Edge to 72. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

#BurnISISFlagChallenge

Burning ISIS flags is starting to go viral in Lebanon, but the Lebanese Justice Minister wants to make it illegal.

Man holds daughter on shoulders at Pro-Israel Rally

With Judeophobic attacks spiking around United Kingdom, local Jews say not enough done to enforce hate crime laws

Almost a month after being shot in Jerusalem by a terrorist, IDF soldier Chen Schwartz is going home…

The jihad network has snared teenagers in it web. One out of every six Frenchmen supports the ISIS.

Palestinian Authority terrorists set off a bomb at a bus stop in Samaria and threw two pipe bombs at passing Jewish drivers in Samaria on Sunday. No one was injured. Police sappers were called to the Rechalim Junction where the bomb exploded. They did not find any other explosive devices and still are searching for […]

What other country would allow legislators to openly declare their allegiance to another entity?

Israel is better off with a weak Hamas rather than a dead Hamas, for the time being, says Netanyahu.

Two mortars landed close to the Israel-Syrian border/cease-fire lines in the Eastern Golan Heights

If Israel would just not exists, and if Jews would stop being Jewish, there would be no anti-Semitism in the world.

Doctors are hopeful but worried. Her daughter Melissa is an “emotional wreck.”

We wish him a speedy recovery and a lifetime of laryngitis.

The FIlipino UN troops were successfully extracted by Irish UN troops from the Syrian rebel siege.

Joan Rivers, 81, is in an induced coma following throat surgery on Thursday. Rivers suffered a heart attack during surgery.

With new neighbors along our Syrian border, we thought we’d check out what they’re saying and what’s going on…

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/quick-takes-news-from-israel-you-may-have-missed-23/2006/04/12/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: