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Poverty is Mentally Fatiguing
775,000 children live in poverty
By Jerusalem Post Jan. 25, 2007
Over 1.5 million
(1.63m.) Israelis live below the poverty line ….The National
Council for the Child stressed that Israel's percentage of impoverished
children (one out of three) was the "highest in the world."
The War Wearied and the “Mentally
Terror Trial: Jury still in Deliberations
jury suffering 'mental fatigue,' cuts work hours
By Mike Robinson AP Legal Affairs Writer Chicago
Tribune January 25, 2007
-- Jurors in the trial of two men charged with furnishing money
and fresh recruits to Hamas terrorists announced Thursday that they
are getting tired and are cutting their work hours.. . .Jurors said
in the note that they are suffering from "mental fatigue."
….Jurors heard three months of testimony in the case and have
deliberated on the evidence for nine days.
First Word: Our bloodletting must stop
By Bassem Eid Jerusalem Post Jan.
it seems, has become endemic to the Palestinian mind-set and political
culture. … The chaos surrounding Palestinian social and political
life is indicative of our having the wrong priorities…. Palestinians
need to realize that this may be our last chance for self-determination.
If lost, it could be lost forever. We cannot afford to repeat the
mistakes of the past; we cannot afford another series of missed
Bite and Devour…each other
By Yagil Levy Haaretz 1-18-07
Halutz is the first chief of staff to step down in the wake of public
pressure…. not because the political leadership pushed him
to do so, but because he has internalized the fact that public confidence
in him was at a nadir, making it difficult for him to function,
and causing an erosion of confidence in him within the organization
as well. … The resignation of the chief of staff actually
symbolizes the weakness of civilian monitoring…. means that
the army is sliding over into the area of formulating policy rather
than merely implementing it, and involving itself in political controversy
and political bargaining.
of the Minds:
US official urges more pressure against Iran
By Associated Press Jerusalem Post Jan. 21, 2007
is going to have to suffer the consequences of being an international
pariah," US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns told the
Herzliya conference at the IDC in Herzliya, emphasizing Washington's
desire for a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
announces new missile tests as Ahmadinejad dismisses criticism of
by Nasser Karimi, Canadian Press January 21, 2007
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Determined not to budge under pressure, Iran
announced new tests of short-range missiles Sunday, and hardline
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed criticism that the country's
economy has been hurt by UN sanctions imposed for its suspect nuclear
faces nuclear Holocaust warns Gingrich
Gingrich: Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem facing mortal Iranian threat,
says former US Speaker of the House
By Yaakov Lappin Yediot Aharonot 1-23-07
war in Lebanon demonstrated that Israel is facing a jihadist threat
that runs through Tehran, to Damascus, to Gaza. Hizbullah are not
fighting for the coming into being of a Palestinian state, but for
the going out of being of the Israeli state," he said.
problem with Syria
Middle Israel column By Amotz Asa-El Jerusalem Post
Jan. 18, 2007
interpretations of Syrian intentions are inspired by Military Intelligence,
while the skeptics are nesting in the Mossad. As Mossad chief Meir
Dagan et al. see it, the Syrians have undergone no epiphany, and
rather than reflect a strategic change of attitude toward Israel,
their statements merely echo momentary diplomatic distress.
provides an explanation of the Assad regime’s underlying religious
foundations and, therefore, regional moves.]
Assad won't be disengaging from Iran or Hizbullah
By Zalman Shoval Yediot Aharonot 12-27-06
recent weeks Syria has engaged in a diplomatic and political offensive
against Israel and the United States, and not without success, we
must admit. It has been aided by quite a few rash and unwise remarks
by certain Israeli politicians and journalists, as well as American
politicians hostile to the Bush Administration's policy.
dimensional chess in a dark room”
Dept of Defense News Briefing with British
Lt. Gen. Lamb from Iraq
U.S. Dept of Defense 1-19-07
Iraq: “It's hard pounding. This is as complex as I've ever
seen anything I've ever done. This is really difficult. This is
three-dimensional chess in a dark room. But hard pounding is what
Wellington said at Waterloo before he went on to win as part of
life and times of Moshe Katsav
By Amotz Asa-El Jerusalem Post Jan. 24, 2007
most of its 58 years the Israeli presidency was mainly about laying
cornerstones, cutting ribbons, visiting charities, accepting ambassadorial
credentials and strolling alongside military bands with colorfully
dressed kings and well-tailored presidents. Not anymore.
.There is only that much you can do for your country when you are
so busy asking what you can do for yourself.
By Dan Izenberg Jerusalem Post Jan. 18, 2007
The Struggle of Democracy against Terrorism
By Emmanuel Gross University of Virginia Press
We will return
to the question of how a democratic state, committed to human rights
and the rule of law at home and in its international relations,
is supposed to confront terrorists who deliberately embed themselves
among the civilian population. But this issue is only one of the
many that Gross addresses. Others include the interrogation of terrorist
suspects, the use of administrative measures such as administrative
arrests, house demolitions, imposition of curfews, closures and
roadblocks, the incarceration of "illegal fighters," intelligence-gathering
techniques that invade privacy, the use of civilians as human shields,
targeted assassinations and how to cope with the terrorists' use
of their own people as human shields.
grateful to Nasrallah, Ahmadinejad
premier says Iranian president is doing a great job. 'Without him,
the world would not unite in an anti-Persian policy,' he tells Herzliya
Yoav Kapshuk Yediot Aharonot 1-22-07
that he supported the US stance, which views Syria as part of the
axis of evil. "The United States believed that (Lebanese Prime
Minister Fouad) Siniora should control Lebanon and it cannot go
with Syria, while Syria wants to strengthen Hizbullah and is sponsoring
Khaled Mashaal," he concluded.
helped create Israel
By Matthew Wagner Jerusalem Post Jan. 26, 2007
Anglicans of the 19th century played a central role in the process
that led to the establishment of the State of Israel, according
to documents to be made available for the first time next week by
the Christ Church Center near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. "It
is impossible to understand the Balfour Declaration of 1917 without
first understanding the theological developments that reached their
peak in 1850," said Kelvin Crombie, a historian and member
of the Christian Missionary Among the Jewish People (CMJ).
YES running Jews for Jesus ads
By Etgar Lefkovits Jerusalem Post Jan. 22, 2007
city councilwoman Mina Fenton, a prominent anti-missionary activist
from the National Religious Party, said that the approval of the
broadcasts in Israel by the Communications Ministry represented
"the corruption of Jewish morals," and was indicative
of a country facing a "crusade of money."
ever-sensitive issue of TV missionary activity comes amid burgeoning
ties between Israel and the evangelical Christian world and follows
a recent decision by YES to drop Star World and by HOT to discontinue
BBC Prime, moves which have triggered a firestorm of protests by
the English-speaking public in Israel.
for Jesus” is the anti-missionary code phrase for any
Jewish ministry that believes Yeshua is the Messiah of
Israel. The label is not limited to those with affiliation to the
organization known as Jews for Jesus. --dd
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He is going to do.
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