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  • Watchdog Highlights Manipulation of Christmas as a Weapon Against Israel

    12/24/2014 4:45:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 23, 2014 | Ben Cohen
    Bishop Theodosios Hanna of the Jerusalem Orthodox Patriarchate reading the anti-Israel Kairos Declaration with Irish Bishop Noel Treanor. Photo: Twitter A new report from Israeli watchdog NGO Monitor has exposed disturbing levels of anti-Israel hatred in the Christmas messages and appeals promoted by radical Christian groups dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Come All Ye Haters: NGO Exploitation of Religious Themes to Demonize Israel” reveals that “at the height of the holiday season, NGOs, well-known charities, and church groups once again are exploiting Christmas to conduct political warfare against Israel.” According to NGO Monitor – which tracks both the statements and...
  • Caroline Glick tells off Danish ambassador (video)

    12/23/2014 4:11:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    youtube.com ^ | elderofziyon2
    Diplomatic drama during the Europe-Israel panel at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem on Thursday, moderated by Herb Keinon with The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com's Senior Contributing Editor Caroline B. Glick and Danish Ambassador Jesper Vahr. Thanks to Eli Mandelbaum. taken from Steve Lindh FB
  • New Charges Surface Against Muslim Professor

    11/04/2011 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Dear Governor Kasich (http://governor.ohio.gov/): It has been awhile since we talked about the case of Julio Pino – a tenured member of the faculty of Kent State University. Shortly after I last wrote to you there was a Secret Service raid on his home. The raid was meant to ensure that certain veiled threats directed to the Obama White House were not a prelude to some planned act of violence. I thank you for any role you may have played in helping alert the federal authorities. As you may know, Pino is continuing to cause substantial problems in Ohio. I...
  • Death to Tenure

    10/29/2011 5:24:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Julio Pino is a genocidal anti-Semite who uses his university email account to boast of sodomizing the mothers of his political opponents. But he has the protection of tenure. And he also has the protection of a cowardly administration, which fails to sufficiently condemn the behavior of a man who is probably too effeminate to act on his threats of violence and intimidation. Pino, the unhinged Kent State University history professor, recently shouted "Death to Israel" during a speech by a former Israeli diplomat. The university’s president, Lester Lefton, now says that statementwas “deplorable.” Lefton issued a statement saying Julio...
  • Computer Hackers and Terrorist Backers

    08/09/2010 4:10:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Officials at Kent state University have now resorted to lying to protect a radical Islamic professor who has engaged in treason against the United Stated government. In addition to demanding the criminal prosecution of Professor Julio Pino, citizens of Ohio should immediately withdraw all support from Kent State. The following email was released to Kent State alumni on August 5th by university officials: Officials at Kent state University have now resorted to lying to protect a radical Islamic professor who has engaged in treason against the United Stated government. In addition to demanding the criminal prosecution of Professor Julio Pino,...
  • KSU prof focus of Secret Service inquiry

    07/23/2009 12:22:27 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies · 1,185+ views
    recordpub.com ^ | July 22, 2009 | Matt Fredmonsky and Melissa Dilley
    Record-Courier staff writers The U.S. Secret Service delivered a federal search warrant at the home of a Kent State University professor Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing investigation. Kent police assisted in serving the warrant at the Morris Road home of Julio C. Pino. Neighbors saw several cars and law enforcement agents at Pinos home shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday. David Lee, a spokesman for the Secret Services Akron Bureau, declined to discuss what Secret Service agents were looking for at Pinos home. We have an ongoing investigation which involves (Pino), but since it has an ongoing status we...
  • More on the "Professor of Jihad"

    03/02/2007 8:19:17 AM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 744+ views
    NRO ^ | Mar 02, 2007 | David French
    Following up on John's post from Wednesday, the facts regarding Kent State's al Qaeda sympathizing professor are beginning to emerge. From Mike Adams' column today and a story from the Akron Beacon Journal yesterday, it seems that (at the very least) Julio Pino contributes to and affiliates himself with the "Global War" website. For those who aren't' familiar with Julio's work, the site he contributes to (but does not, apparently, own) actively supports the Taliban and al Qaeda in their war against America, Israel, and the West and also passes along "training manuals," battle dispatches, and "jihad videos." Kent State...
  • Kent State prof stands by call for jihad

    08/09/2014 5:26:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 8/9/2014 | Daniel Mael
    A Kent State Universityassociate professor of history is standing by his call for jihad and statement that Israel is a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.In an open letter to academic friends of Israel, Julio Pino accuses the pro-Israel academic community of being directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians.In his statement that quotes former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and compares the academics to alleged Nazi collaborator and philosopher Martin Heidegger, Pino writes Your names are scrawled on every bullet fired, bomb dropped, body buried and burnt forehead in Gaza. May...
  • Defend Cancer Against the Jews!

    12/19/2014 4:50:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 19, 2014 | Andrew Klavan
    In this special episode, our host sides with the under-privileged victim of the Israeli occupation of science Cancer! See the video and transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Im Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Today a disturbing story from across the sea. International news sources are reporting that Israeli scientists have been plotting to kill cancer. Thats right, sinister Jewish researchers who are Jewish have unleashed several new and deadly weapons in their insidious war against cancer. Theyve developed a revolutionary new protein that could cause cancer cells to destroy themselves in what can only be described as a...
  • Holocaust Denial in Ireland?

    12/12/2014 7:46:41 PM PST · by Chuckmorse · 9 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    "Ireland has succumbed to an ugly form of Jew Hatred" says radio host and author Chuck Morse. The leftist establishment in Ireland, of all places, operating in this case out of an outfit called "The Holocaust Educational Trust Ireland (HETI) has banned any mention of Israel from their upcoming commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day which is to take place on January 27, 2015. For HETI not mention the Jewish State at an event commemorating the Holocaust against the six million Jews of Europe is a bizarre and twisted piece of orwellian agitprop and is truly despicable." THE TRUSTEES OF HOLOCAUST...
  • Shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens

    12/11/2014 8:26:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2014 11:13 PM EST
    Greek authorities are investigating a pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, which caused no injuries or damage. [] There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.
  • [Israel Law Ctr] Shurat Hadin charges US Presbyterian Church with having ties to Hezbollah

    12/04/2014 6:33:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/04/2014 05:20 | Benjamin Weinthal
    Shurat Hadin (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization. [] Shurat Hadin said it provided the IRS with documentary and video evidence showing PCUSA delegates meeting with the US-designated terrorist group Hezbollah, publishing anti-Semitic materials, enacting a racist policy to divest from American companies doing business with Israel, lobbying the US Congress, and distributing political advocacy materials in violation of its tax-exempt status as a religious organization. The PCUSA declined to provide an...
  • UCLA Students Vote to Divest From Israel Hours After Synagogue Massacre

    11/19/2014 9:31:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11-19-2014 | Jeremy Boreing
    Late Tuesday night, the student government at UCLA voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution calling on the university to divest from the State of Israel. The move, sponsored by the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine, passed on the same day that two Palestinian terrorists murdered five Jews, including three Americans, as they prayed in a synagogue in Jerusalem. This is the second time that students at UCLA have voted on the topic of divestment from Israel in the last year. A similar resolution failed to pass in February on a 7-5 vote after TruthRevolt's Ben Shapiro made...
  • The Return of the Malevolent Jew: the Academic Nazification of Israel

    11/16/2014 6:52:47 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Richard L. Cravatts
    The Nazification of Israelis -- and by extension, Jews -- is both breathtaking in its moral inversion and cruel in the way it makes the actual victims of the Third Reichs horrors a modern-day reincarnation of that same barbarity. It is, in the words of Boston Universitys Richard Landes, moral sadism, a salient example of Holocaust inversion that is at once ahistorical, disingenuous, and grotesque in its moral and factual inaccuracy. In reflecting on the current trend, he perceived in the burgeoning of anti-Israelism around the world, Canadian Member of Parliament Irwin Cotler once observed that conventional strains of anti-Semitism...
  • George W. Bush says dad pondered skipping 2nd term

    11/08/2014 7:45:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2014 10:34 PM EST | Emily Schmall
    George H.W. Bush seriously considered not running for re-election in 1992 even though he loved his job, according to a new book written by former President George W. Bush. A complimentary account of his dads presidency and glimpse into his personal life, 41: A Portrait of my Father, is scheduled to hit shelves on Tuesday, when the two will make a rare joint appearance at the elder Bushs presidential library in College Station, Texas. [] George H.W. Bush, now 90, pondered not running for a second term because he felt his role was creating undue scrutiny of his son, Neil...
  • Canada wont let BDS get in its way, says top academic (anti-Israel boycott/divestiture/sanctions)

    11/07/2014 8:51:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 29, 2014, 5:58 pm | David Shamah
    For Paul Davidson, the head of an umbrella group of Canadian universities, seeing is believing when it comes to Israel. I was there in 2012 and visited all your universities, Davidson told The Times of Israel. I saw the many innovations in all areas of technology, and understood the phenomenal pressures you face, as well. Its one thing to read the book Start-Up Nation and another thing to actually see that incredible story in action. And Davidson, president and CEO of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, is not going to allow the BDS movement to prevent his...
  • SodaStream to move factory out of West Bank Israeli settlement

    10/30/2014 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Catphish · 11 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 10/29/2014 | Unkown
    Palestinian activists have hailed a decision by SodaStream International, an Israeli-owned soft drink company, to close its controversial factory in a settlement in the occupied West Bank, calling the decision a victory for the campaign for boycott, disinvestment and sanctions.
  • South African BDS Activists Target Woolworths Kosher Food Section With Severed Pigs Head

    10/24/2014 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 24, 2014 11:45 AM | Ben Cohen
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today when student activists in South Africa placed the severed head of a pig in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. The shocking gesture was aimed, the perpetrators said, at preventing people who will not eat pork to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children. Jewish leaders were quick to condemn the act, organized by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS,) a body affiliated with the...
  • A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid (video)

    10/15/2014 4:05:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    prageruniversity.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Kenneth Meshoe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcEL-NlxBk0There is widespread allegation -- really a slander -- that Israel is an apartheid state. That notion is simply wrong. It is inaccurate and it is malicious. And it will not help to promote peace and harmony in the Middle East. Its only purpose is to demonize Israel, and to isolate her in an attempt to de-legitimize Israel's existence. And because it is so inaccurate, it betrays the memory of those who suffered through a real apartheid. As a black South African, who was born under apartheid, in the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria, I know what apartheid is....
  • BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work (moving out of West Bank to Negev)

    08/26/2014 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Shalom Life ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Daniel Koren
    One of the biggest news stories that accompanied the start of 2014 was Scarlett Johansson being named as the global ambassador of SodaStream, an Israeli company based out of the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, which develops home carbonation systems that allow users to convert tap water into sparkling water, in more than 100 flavors. [] Now, it seems the supporters finally have their wish: SodaStream has announced, in a reported non-political move, that they are moving the factory from the West Bank to a land that indisputably belongs to Israel (unless youre a member of Hamas or ISIS),...
  • Uproar over U.S. ports (excellent editorial)

    02/17/2006 6:15:19 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 130 replies · 2,665+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/17/2006 | Staff
    The White House is obviously not listening to the congressional uproar over Dubai Ports World. Lawmakers want to know why a federal panel allowed a state-owned United Arab Emirates shipping firm to pay $6.8 billion to acquire six major American ports -- including critical ones in New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia -- despite its home country's glaring ties to international terrorism. But the White House is yawning.
  • Democrats plan bill to block Dubai-US port deal (HRC is the sponsor)

    02/17/2006 7:51:42 AM PST · by presidio9 · 223 replies · 3,976+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/16/06
    Two U.S. Democratic senators said on Friday they would introduce legislation aimed at blocking Dubai Ports World from buying a company that operates several U.S. shipping ports because of security concerns. ADVERTISEMENT Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Hillary Clinton of New York said they would offer a measure to ban companies owned or controlled by foreign governments from acquiring U.S. port operations. "We wouldn't turn the border patrol or the customs service over to a foreign government, and we can't afford to turn our ports over to one either," Menendez said in a statement. P&O, the company Dubai Ports...
  • Frist Calls for Halt to U.S. Ports Deal

    02/21/2006 9:27:14 AM PST · by STARWISE · 144 replies · 2,917+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 2-21-06 | Will Lester
    Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist called Tuesday for the Bush administration to stop a deal permitting a United Arab Emirates company to take over six major U.S. seaports, upping the ante on a fight that several congressmen, governors and mayors are waging with the White House. "The decision to finalize this deal should be put on hold until the administration conducts a more extensive review of this matter," said Frist. "If the administration cannot delay this process, I plan on introducing legislation to ensure that the deal is placed on hold until this decision gets a more thorough review." In...
  • P&O may have to retain port management-congressman

    02/21/2006 7:58:22 PM PST · by demlosers · 31 replies · 781+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:51 PM GMT10
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - British firm P&O (PO.L: Quote, Profile, Research) may have to retain management of six major ports in the United States even though it is on the verge of being taken over by Dubai Ports World, a U.S. congressman said on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Peter King is one of a growing number of American legislators who oppose allowing state-controlled Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates to manage American ports, citing security concerns. He plans to introduce legislation halting the deal next week. "I think for the short-term the British company would probably have to stay...
  • Ports of Politics (take a deep breath and read the Wall Street Journal's take on this one folks)

    02/21/2006 11:21:25 PM PST · by presidio9 · 108 replies · 1,996+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2006
    -snip- the notion that the Bush Administration is farming out port "security" to hostile Arab nations is alarmist nonsense. Dubai Ports World would be managing the commercial activities of these U.S. ports, not securing them. There's a difference. Port security falls to Coast Guard and U.S. Customs officials. "Nothing changes with respect to security under the contract," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday. "The Coast Guard is in charge of security, not the corporation." In a telephone interview yesterday, Kristie Clemens of U.S. Customs and Border Protection elaborated that "Customs and Border Protection has the sole responsibility for the cargo...
  • A Few Words on the Dubai Ports World Imbroglio (Lileks, As Always, NAILS It...!)

    02/21/2006 11:41:27 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 90 replies · 2,014+ views
    James Lileks' Screedblog ^ | 02/22/2006 | James Lileks
    A few words on the Dubai Ports World imbroglio, written without pause or editing, which is probably just as well. Short version: the administration may have thought it was helping a Valuable Ally and probably a pal, end of story. But it plays like Bush defending eminent domain to condemn a neighborhood to build a mosque. I dont make predictions, because well, who cares? You either repeat the conventional wisdom and hide with the herd when youre wrong, or buck the prevailing opinions and get a reputation as a maverick when youre wrong, again. Works for some. But if...
  • Bush port defiance fuels bipartisan anger

    02/22/2006 2:41:12 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 63 replies · 900+ views
    AP ^ | 2/22/06
    Posted on Wed, Feb. 22, 2006 Bush port defiance fuels bipartisan anger TOM RAUM Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush's marquee issue, the war on terror, is being turned against him by Democrats and rebelling members of his own party in an election-year dustup over a deal that allows an Arab company to manage major U.S. ports. People in both parties are suggesting it's another case of Bush seeming to be tone deaf to controversy - on top of government eavesdropping, Katrina recovery and Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident. The storm is forcing the president to choose between losing...
  • Frist Changes Position, Says He Now Supports Port Security Plan

    02/26/2006 5:18:03 AM PST · by JackQuickFrost · 234 replies · 2,862+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 02/26/2006 | Ryan Alessi
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Saturday night that after recent briefings, he is now comfortable with an Arab-owned company running port security for six American cities and backed off a pledge to pass legislation to stop the deal. But Frist, a Tennessee Republican who was in Lexington for a state GOP dinner, told reporters that the next few days will be crucial for other members of Congress to press intelligence officials about the details of such an arrangement. "My comfort level is good, but I have 99 other United States senators who need the opportunity...
  • Just Nine Out of 300 Terminals Involved in Dubai Deal

    02/28/2006 3:34:51 PM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 52 replies · 939+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    News reports over the last two weeks have repeatedly claimed that a Dubai company was taking control of six major U.S. ports as part of a deal approved by the Bush administration. But according to one port security expert, Dubai Ports World will run just a tiny fraction of the terminals at the U.S. ports involved if the deal goes through. Defending the transaction on MSNBC's "Scarborough Company" Monday night, Kim Petersen, president of Seasecure, noted: "There are 300 terminals at those ports. Dubai Ports World is going to handle nine of them." SeaSecure is the largest provider of maritime...
  • Cancel This Deal, Diplomatically (Bill Bennet-Important Read)

    03/01/2006 1:20:56 PM PST · by STARWISE · 202 replies · 2,579+ views
    National Review ^ | 3-1-06 | William J. Bennett & Seth Leibsohn
    The Dubai Ports World deal cant work. Dubai Ports World, the subsidiary of the United Arab Emirates, has now asked for a 45-day review from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to investigate security concerns over the control of six U.S. ports. This is to the good, calming calls for congressional action as well as subsequent threats of a presidential veto. Many lobbyists have been hired, charges alleged, fact-sheets disseminated, and polls put in the field. Still, questions remain to be asked, questions that none of the above D.C. responses have addressed. (snip) But better than...
  • Senate doesn't bother to question P&O security chief about port security matters

    03/02/2006 6:07:17 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies · 891+ views
    WSJ Online ^ | 3-2-06 | Neil King Jr.
    Concerns over port security may be sky high, but the chief of security for the East Coast's main port operator, Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., hardly knew it when he sat before a Senate Commerce panel on Tuesday. More than a dozen senators grilled U.S. government officials, and the chief operator officer of Dubai Ports World, which is on the verge of acquiring P&O and all its world-wide port operations. But no senator had a single question for Robert Scavone, the man who oversees P&O's security for North America -- and will do the same for DP World. Scavone...
  • Armed Services Chairman Opposes Port Deal

    03/03/2006 7:59:36 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 98 replies · 1,350+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 3/03/2006 | Staff Writers
    WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- A top Republican has declared opposition to allowing a Dubai government-owned company to assume control of operations at U.S. ports. House Armed Services Committee Duncan Hunter said the United Arab Emirates has a "terrifying" record of allowing the transshipment of nuclear materials and weapons of mass destruction through its country to Pakistan, Iran and other countries. The controversial deal will give Dubai Port World, Inc. control over P&O North America, a shipping and port terminal operator with a presence in 21 American ports on the East and Gulf Coast. P&O runs public port terminals --...
  • Protest delays Dubai port deal - (Eller&Co. suing to block deal)

    03/03/2006 2:17:41 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 461+ views
    AP/Denver Post ^ | 3-3-06 | Jane Wardell
    A Miami company objecting to the takeover of British shipping company P&O by Dubai's state-owned DP World said today it has been granted the right to take the case to Britain's Court of Appeal - a move that puts the deal on hold. Miami-based Eller & Co., which says its business could be harmed by U.S. concerns over a United Arab Emirates company controlling significant operations at six major U.S. seaports, said Britain's Court of Appeal would hear its petition for an appeal on Monday. If the right to appeal is granted, the higher court will immediately hear the case....
  • Vanity -Don't miss replay of Wolf Blitzer's visit to Dubai

    03/06/2006 3:02:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 33 replies · 802+ views
    AIRS: 4-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. ET Monday-Friday Monday's show Wolf Blitzer is live in Dubai with a look at the company at the center of U.S. port takeover controversy.
  • *Vanity - Live from Dubai - Wolf Blitzer on now -CNN

    03/07/2006 2:02:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 389+ views
    CNN | 3-7-06
    More info and interviews with principals of DPW.
  • Dubai Ports World to divest itself of all American interests

    03/09/2006 10:42:42 AM PST · by navysealdad · 865 replies · 22,804+ views
    CNN
    Dubai Ports Worls to divest itself of all American interests
  • Burning Allies -- and Ourselves

    03/09/2006 9:55:32 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 220 replies · 2,656+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2006 | D. Ignatius
    It was Karl Rove who conveyed the bad news. President Bush's political adviser called Dubai Ports World said the White House couldn't hold out any longer against congressional pressure to kill the Arab company's plan to acquire freight terminals at six U.S. ports. The initial response of one Dubai executive was: "Who's Karl Rove?" But in the end, political leaders here recognized that it was time to fold a losing hand. Until Rove's call, Dubai's business leaders had insisted they would fight on. The chairman of Dubai Ports World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, told me emphatically on Wednesday that his...
  • MAJOR ISRAELI SHIPPING FIRM ENDORSES DUBAI PORTS WORLD

    03/10/2006 8:32:16 PM PST · by crushelits · 11 replies · 416+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | March 02, 2006 | yahoo/cnn
    A video grab from CNN shows reporter Wolf Blitzer reporting on Israel's largest shipping lineendorsing the takeover of six major U.S. ports by Dubai Ports World March 2, 2006. Dubai Ports World $6.85 billion acquisition of Britain's P&O will close on Friday or Monday, despite an additional 45-day review by the U.S. Government in response to security concerns, a U.S Treasury Department official said on Thursday.
  • Dubai - US demand for fee not acceptable: DP World

    02/16/2007 6:20:44 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 29 replies · 595+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | February 16, 2007
    DUBAI Dubai Ports World, which faced a last-minute snag in selling its US ports, yesterday said it will not budge to the new demand made by New York Port Authority to pay a $84 million transaction fee. Speaking to Khaleej Times from New York, Chairman of Dubai World, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said: "We have not accepted and we will not accept the huge fee they now demand. However, we are confident that the issue can be resolved as we remain committed to completing the sale as promised." Although DP World has received approval for the sale of...
  • Merry Christmas, Carol

    12/19/2008 11:57:35 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 6 replies · 521+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/17/08 | The Prowler
    Despite denials from her soon-to-be former employers, the Albright Group, former Clinton EPA head and soon-to-be climate change czar Carol Browner served as a de facto lobbyist for Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, which arranged to buy a company operating six major U.S. ports, including New York and New Jersey. Browner told the Obama transition team that she never served as a lobbyist in her time in Washington, and her employer, the Albright Group, owned by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, also said that the firm does not lobby. But in 2006, when...
  • Abizaid Criticizes Port Deal Opponents

    03/09/2006 5:31:15 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 495 replies · 4,135+ views
    AP ^ | March 9 2006
    Gen. John Abizaid, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, took an unusual step for a military leader Thursday, criticizing opposition to the attempted purchase of some U.S. port operations by a Dubai-owned company, calling it "Arab and Muslim bashing." Abizaid, a grandson of Lebanese immigrants, and other military officials were asked about DP World's withdrawal from the deal as they left a briefing of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He said the United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is a part, is vital to the military's stake in the Persian Gulf region. The Navy heavily uses the port there....
  • Dubai ports firm enforces boycott of Israel

    02/28/2006 1:02:31 AM PST · by BlueSky194 · 116 replies · 1,946+ views
    The parent company of a Dubai-based firm at the center of a political storm in the US over the purchase of American ports participates in the Arab boycott against Israel, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The firm, Dubai Ports World, is seeking control over six major US ports, including those in New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Baltimore. It is entirely owned by the Government of Dubai via a holding company called the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCZC), which consists of the Dubai Port Authority, the Dubai Customs Department and the Jebel Ali Free Zone Area. "Yes, of course...
  • Welcoming Terror to U.S. Ports (From David Horowitz's Frontpagemag.com)

    02/23/2006 12:59:55 AM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 99 replies · 1,733+ views
    Frontpagegmagazine.com ^ | 2-23-06 | By Rachel Ehrenfeld and Paul E. Vallely
    President George W. Bush justifies the sale of the private British company that manages six U.S. ports to the government owned Dubai Ports World, saying that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a close ally of the U.S. in the war on terror. Indeed, the Jebel Ali terminal in Dubai transports at least 40% of US supplies to the troops in Iraq. Having the deepest port in the Persian Gulf, Dubai is critical for U.S. naval operations in the region. The UAE also provides air bases to support U.S. warplanes and stores materiel for U.S. forces. Moreover, it is also...
  • Not So Fast On the UAE Port Deal...Check This Out...

    02/21/2006 11:10:13 PM PST · by antaresequity · 254 replies · 5,054+ views
    multiple links on UAE-Iran-USA | 02.21.06 | Me...composite sources
    There is Obviously way more to the UAE story than just the managment of port operations...I implore all freepers to dig a little deeper...Credit to Diddle E Squat for getting me to think and dig a little deeper...Take a look at the map and the links and snippets...then lets get back to a constructive discussion regarding the UAE as an ally or foe in the war on terrorism....and more importantly...a strategic ally in the coming war against Iran... Foreign Affairs The UAE and Iran continue to dispute the ownership of three islands, Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunb...
  • White House Defends Port Sale to Arab Co.

    02/16/2006 1:40:18 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 282 replies · 7,699+ views
    Associated Press/Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2006 | By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT
    The Bush administration on Thursday rebuffed criticism about potential security risks of a $6.8 billion sale that gives a company in the United Arab Emirates control over significant operations at six major American ports. Lawmakers asked the White House to reconsider its earlier approval of the deal. The sale to state-owned Dubai Ports World was "rigorously reviewed" by a U.S. committee that considers security threats when foreign companies seek to buy or invest in American industry, National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, run by the Treasury Department, reviewed an assessment...
  • Shoppers Use App To Boycott Israel In Grocery Store Aisles

    08/07/2014 5:46:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 8/06/2014 | Clare O'Connor
    When young California-based developer Ivan Pardo launched smartphone app Buycott last year, users at first seized upon its technology to avoid putting coins in the coffers of the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. Everyday shoppers using iPhones or Android devices could scan the barcode of, say, Brawny paper towel or Dixie cups and trace the corporate ownership of both kitchen cupboard staples to Koch Industries , the conglomerate run by the politically active (and thereby controversial) industrialists Charles and David Koch. Other popular user-generated Buycott campaigns at the time of its launch included Demand GMO Labeling, allowing shoppers to scan a...
  • Britain's Student Union Votes to Boycott Israel

    08/06/2014 8:40:31 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/2014, 6:13 AM | By Elad Benari
    Britains National Union of Students (NUS) has voted to boycott Israel, The Jewish Chronicle reports. The decision came at a special meeting on Monday, during which the NUS national executive committee adopted a policy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).
  • Scarlett Johansson's New Movie Is Based on One of the Biggest Scientific Myths of All Time (Lucy)

    08/03/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | July 22, 2014 | Ross Pomeroy
    The reviews aren't yet in for Scarlett Johansson's new movie Lucy, but a single viewing of the trailer is enough to give the film a resounding "two thumbs down" on science... The idea that humans only use 10% of their brains is a complete, utter, and total myth. Lucy is entirely premised on neuroscientific BS...
  • Scarlett Johansson under fire for supporting Israeli SodaStream

    01/22/2014 8:45:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Yedioth Aharanoth ^ | 01.22.14, 10:51 | Adi Gold
    Just moments after actress Scarlett Johansson became the ambassador of Israeli company SodaStream, the celebrity was already being criticized for supporting a business that operates in the West Bank. Five years ago the Israeli carbonated drink company made its way to the US market, and Americans have since fallen in love with the soda pop-making gadget. But the products success has been overshadowed by a political cloud, which is threatening the Israeli businesss achievements and its spokeswoman. While shes openly gunning for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for 2016, Johansson would do well to realize that normalizing the Israeli...
  • Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches

    01/26/2014 10:07:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    twitter ^ | 1/24/14 | John Reed
    John Reed ‏@JohninJerusalem Scarlett Johansson's deal with Sodastream, which operates in the settlement Maale Adumim, launches an internet meme. pic.twitter.com/WEnZXtEegz