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NY Times: Stupid and Biased Again

The concept of a ‘belligerent occupation’ does not apply here. What country owned the territory that Israel ‘occupied’? Not Jordan, which was there illegally, nor Britain, whose Mandate had ended, nor the Ottoman Empire, which no longer existed. The nation with the best claim was Israel, the nation-state of the Jewish people, who were the intended beneficiaries of the Mandate. Judea and Samaria are disputed, not occupied, and the Jewish people have a prima facie claim.

US Agrees, Settlements are “Not Illegal”

The upshot of the Levy Committee Report will be that Israel will end the de facto building freeze and start construction of settlements in earnest. It will also signal the end of the pursuit by Israel of the two-state solution. The Israeli center will no longer believe that Israel is an occupier and instead will believe that the land is theirs, which it is.

Peres: Settlements a threat to Israel

At the annual ceremony in memory of Zionism founder Theodor Herzl, President Shimon Peres called Judea and Samaria settlements a threat to Israel.

Chicago Chabad House Files for Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure

The brownstone housing the Chabad Lubavitch of the Loop, Gold Coast and Lincoln Park was to have gone on the auction block Wednesday, but...

A Dumb Investment Someone Wants to Sell You Now

Watch out when salesmen want to sell you a unique or secret investment.

The Investment Scam That Will Wipe You Out

Which investment scammer has you in his sights? Who knows? But one thing is for sure - if you start by asking the most basic questions and not believing the unbelievable, you're well on your way to protecting yourself. The scammer will just move on to his next victim.

Jordanian Bank Fires Female Employees – Primarily Christians – Refusing to Wear the Hijab

According to Najem News —which says the bank's policy "contradicts Jordan's laws and constitutions"—the bank "fired all female employees who refused to wear the hijab, after warning them that it is mandatory, despite the fact that some of the employees are Christians."

Obama Tightens Sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank

Move comes in response to Iranian attempts to "conceal transactions of sanctioned parties."

Cyber Attacks UPDATE: Israeli Banks Block Int’l Access to Websites

Move follows the downing of El Al and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange websites by anti-Israel hackers.

Angry Israeli Investors, Consumers Gearing Up For New Protests

JERUSALEM – Expect to see new rounds of protests by Israeli investors and consumers against financially strapped business leaders and supermarket chains and food conglomerates that have raised prices drastically on basic foodstuffs over the past few months.

Will Anyone Admit Wrongdoing?

“We anticipate a direct conflict with Egypt in the near future,” explained Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, one of the great patrons of the peace accords with Egypt, recently.

Score Another Victory For Israel’s Radical Left

Bank Leumi, the National Bank of Israel, initiated a campaign, called Two Million Good Reasons, aimed at rewarding Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with funding for their efforts on behalf of the good of society.

Why Don’t Israelis Revolt?

The Middle East is ablaze with political revolution. Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Syria – the list of countries keeps growing. All is quiet, however, on the Israeli front. The question is: Why?

Skewing The Shalit Deal, New York Times-Style

I’ve been reading The New York Times pretty much every single day since I was ten years old. That’s more than a half-century by now.

It’s My Opinion: Asleep On The Watch

The alarm of a South Beach bank recently went off in the early morning hours. Police arriving at the scene were greeted by an unusual sight. The alleged lookout man was in the parking lot of the bank building. He had fallen asleep at the wheel of his car.

The Most Important Things In Life Are Invisible

In today's world of mounting pressures and continuous change, we need to take a few minutes to reset our perspectives and figure out what matters most.

One Standard Of Justice?

A front-page story in The New York Timesof July 10 reported that federal immigration authorities in the Obama administration have adopted a "new strategy" to replace the military-style raids that were conducted in the Bush years to find and arrest illegal aliens.

Compensatory Strategies

When one is blind one learns to use Braille to read. When one cannot walk, a wheelchair gives mobility. Sign language allows a mute person to speak and ocular implants assist in hearing when one is deaf. These are all compensatory strategies that help a person function despite his disability. But compensatory strategies are not just for physical problems. Understanding our psychological weaknesses and setting up our lives to ensure that we are not tempted to repeat our past mistakes, is as necessary as any aid to the disabled.

Death Of A Spouse (Part Six – Practicalities)

When I met with recently widowed well spouses, who were kind enough to share their feelings with me, they were also very eager to share practical things they did that help make their transition to being widowed easier.

Self-Affirmations/Self-Deprecations (Part One)

I came out of the store last week, and there, on top of my "to do" list on the passenger's side of the car, in full view for anyone to see, were three checks that I was taking to the bank to deposit.

The Smart Schlimazels And Cunning Shlemiels

We all know them - the sad sacks who seemingly were born under a bad constellation.

Joined Accounts And Other Signature Stories

When we first marry, we assume life will be wonderful. We rarely think about or discuss potential problems or the possibility of illness darkening our doorstep.

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