web analytics
November 27, 2014 / 5 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Arizona Shooter Tied To Larger Radical Nexus
 
   Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in Saturday’s Arizona fatal shooting that left six dead and gravely injured a U.S. congresswoman, attended a high school that is part of a network in which teachers are trained and provided resources by a liberal group founded by Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers and once funded by President Obama, WorldNetDaily has learned.
 
   The group, Small Schools Workshop, has been led by a former top communist activist who is an associate of Ayers. Obama provided the group with funds in the 1990s when he worked at an education reform group alongside Ayers.
 
   Loughner attended Mountain View High School, which is part of Arizona’s Morana Unified School District.
 
   Since 2003, Mountain View has been part of what is known as the Smaller Learning Community, a network of schools that have been restructured to create a more personalized learning environment where students often have the same teachers and fellow students from grade to grade.
 
   Ayers himself is considered one of the fathers of the Smaller Learning Communities, often providing lectures to schools on the subject. Smaller Learning Communities had its conceptual genesis in 1991, when Ayers founded a group, Small Schools Workshop, which provides training and resources to teach schools how to implement the Smaller Learning Communities.
 
   Ayers reportedly recruited a radical communist activist, Mike Klonsky, to head the Workshop. Klonsky still serves as director.
 
   In 1995, with Obama as its chairman, the newly formed Chicago Annenberg Challenge, or CAC, a school reform organization, gave the Workshop a grant of $175,000. The CAC provided another $482,662 to the Workshop over the next few years.
 
   Ayers was on a working group of five that originally founded the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Correspondence shows Ayers was instrumental in recruiting Obama to serve as the CAC’s first chairman.
 
   Klonsky served with Ayers and Ayers’ wife, former Weatherman terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, in the Students for a Democratic Society group, a major leftist student organization in the 1960s that later splintered. In the 1970s, Klonsky became a top communist activist and leader of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party.
 

   He reportedly identified as a Maoist, and traveled in 1977 to Beijing, where he held friendly meetings with the Chinese leadership, with his organization effectively recognized as the all-but-official U.S. Maoist party.

 

 

Another Liberal Cover-Up?
 
   Are the news media deliberately disguising the reported liberal politics of Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in Saturday’s deadly shooting?
 
   This journalist was first to report, at WND, that Caitie Parker, who went to high school, college and was in a band with the gunman, labeled Loughner as “quite liberal” and “more left” on her Twitter account.
 
   It was that Twitter posting that first prompted ABC News’s Jack Tapper to send out a Twitter message of his own, asking publicly how he can get in touch with Parker.
 
   ABC News online quoted a “high school classmate” of Loughner’s, apparently Parker, as saying “he was extremely political in high school, but not radical.” The ABC News online article does not state which kind of politics Loughner ascribes to.
 
   In her Twitter postings, Parker wrote of Loughner, “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.” She also described him as “more left.”
 
   Parker was also interviewed today on ABC’s “This Week,” yet the network did not even ask Parker about Loughner’s political leanings.
 

   A Newsweek article that quotes Parker only in the context of her telling the news agency Loughner had apparently met Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords once in 2007 and described her as “stupid and unintelligent.” The article does not cite Parker’s Twitter postings.

 

Egypt Asks Coptic Christian Leader

Not To Go Into Seclusion
 
   The Egyptian government this week directly interfered in the religious practices of the country’s Coptic Christian leaders, according to high-placed Egyptian Coptic sources.
 
   The move follows a deadly suicide bombing in the main Coptic church of Alexandria, Egypt, that killed up to 23 and is being widely blamed on Islamists seeking to target Christians.
 
   The high-placed sources told this column that Pope Shenouda III, the leader of the Coptic Christian community, had planned to go into seclusion this week with other senior priests in protest of Islamists targeting Christians in the country.
 
   Shenouda is head of The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria.
 
   Shenouda previously has gone into seclusion as protest, including for several weeks in 2004 when he refused to attend to his church duties in protest of the alleged failure of the Egyptian government to fight against Muslim attacks against Christians.
 
   However, this week the Egyptian government interfered and asked Shenouda not to go into seclusion for fear the act would be seen as a protest against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, according to the sources.
 
   The sources said it was the first time the Egyptian government had acted to officially prevent Shenouda from carrying out his religious practices or going into seclusion.
 

  

      Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for Internet giant WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 2-4 p.m.

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 You May Have Missed

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Does this look like a pro-Israel group?
Minnesota Univ. Student Official Compares Group Backing Israel with KKK
Latest News Stories
Thanksgivukah

Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…

Does this look like a pro-Israel group?

Maybe he thought those white hoods are prayer shawls although they are closer to being burkas.

Windshield Bullet Hole

As the expression goes, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.”

Hamas snipers fired from Gaza at an IDF routine patrol operating along the security fence early afternoon on Thursday. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was damaged. The IDF responded with an artillery shell aimed at the source of fire.

Jacob Richman found this amusing mistake in the store. Do we eat these “extra crispy” soap nuts, or wash the dishes with them?

For every terrorist cell Israel announces it has captured, there are many more kept under wraps.

On Monday evening, tTwo Arab MKs hurled epithets at MKs David Rotem and Feiglin from the podium. Here is Feiglin’s response.

Most significantly, both sides made progress until they talked about the status of Jerusalem.

If the Shin Bet had not stopped the terrorist cells in its tracks, they would have caused a mass catastrophe.

MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.

The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.

Three Gazans were captured overnight when they crossed over the security fence into Israel.

Over 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect hair for the Zichron Menachem Cancer Support in Israel in partnership with Pantene Products Israel.

In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the year before.

U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg had heart surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

“The Israeli government is not interested in the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,” said Arbell, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution who teaches at American University here. “There may be faults in Abbas and the leadership and in what they’re doing, but they’re still the safest bet.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/quick-takes-news-you-may-have-missed-76/2011/01/12/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: