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  • Israel Is Not America’s Vassal State

    03/30/2015 4:45:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ronn Torossian
    Media has reported that the Obama Administration has threatened to support a United Nations resolution calling on Israel to retreat to the pre-1967 armistice lines. Obama is lashing out at Israel – this time because the Israeli public re-elected Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • How Menachem Begin responded to the demand for a 'Palestinian state.'

    02/18/2014 7:23:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/18/14 | Carl In Jerusalem
    In this updated clip, shared by Israel's industry minister Naftali Bennet, legendary Prime Minister Menachem Begin reacts to criticism over his opposition to the creation of a Palestinian state. Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Zvi S).
  • Feiglin Will be a Member of Knesset

    11/26/2012 2:25:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/12 | Elad Benari
    According to a report in Army Radio, Feiglin placed 14 in the primaries, meaning he will be placed 15th on its Knesset’s list (Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as party chairman has the number one spot). The unofficial line-up, according to the report, is as follows (MKs who served in the outgoing Knesset and their positions, when applicable, in bold): 1.Education Minister Gidon Sa’ar 2.Environmental Minister Gilad Erdan 3.Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom 4.Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz 5.MK Danny Danon 6.Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin 7.Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon 8.Coalition chairman MK Ze’ev Elkin 9.MK Yariv Levin 10.Information and Diaspora...
  • Op-Ed: For the New Year: Words at the Grave of Jabotinsky

    09/19/2012 4:26:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/9/12 | Menachem Begin
    The following is the translated text of the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin's speech at the grave of Ze’ev Jabotinsky on Har Herzl (Mount Herzl) in 1980, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jabotinsky. Ze'ev Jabotinsky was the heroic Revisionist Zionist leader and visionary, author, orator, soldier, and founder of the Jewish Self-Defense Organization in Odessa. He also helped form the Jewish Legion of the British army in World War I. “Upon completion of the centennial of your birth – and this time only – we have come to address some remarks at your graveside. We report to...
  • 'Carmaggedon' to begin Friday evening in Los Angeles

    07/15/2011 6:17:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | 7/15/11 | Michael Martinez,
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The closure of a mountain highway pass in the heart of the nation's second-largest city -- an event anticipated to be so calamitous to car-loving Southern California that it's been dubbed "Carmaggedon" -- is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Pacific on Friday. That's when crews will begin closing ramps on Interstate 405 where it passes over the Santa Monica Mountains, California Department of Transportation officials said. At 10 p.m. Pacific, crews will begin closing lanes, and by midnight, the 405 will be eerily vacant -- a "carpocalypse," some say -- for the next 53 hours....
  • Obama at AIPAC: Let the Fun Begin

    05/20/2011 9:51:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Jewish Week ^ | 5/20/11 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    President Obama’s advisors wanted him to get out in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress on Monday. So they preempted Bibi’s own peace proposal by having Obama call for Israel to return to its 1967 borders, give or take a few land swaps. There was one problem with the timing. It overlooked the fact that President Obama is addressing the largest gathering of AIPAC ever this coming Sunday, with 10,000 pro-Israel activists in attendance. It’ll be fun to see what happens. Here is Obama who just became the first president to ever call on...
  • Begin: 'US administration not even like Carter's'

    12/09/2009 1:32:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/9/09 | GIL HOFFMAN
    US President Barack Obama's views on the issue of West Bank settlements are more challenging for Israel than those of former president Jimmy Carter, Minister-without-Portfolio Bennie Begin said in a meeting with Likud activists from Judea and Samaria at the Knesset Tuesday. Likud minister Bennie Begin. Begin, whose father, former prime minister Menachem Begin, made peace with Egypt during Carter's presidency, made the comments just two weeks after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu censured Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat for calling the Obama administration "horrible."
  • Children Begin Receiving Swine Flu Vaccine

    10/06/2009 9:41:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1,450+ views
    ABC News ^ | Oct. 6, 2009 | Joseph Brownstein
    Hospitals Begin Giving Kids FluMist Nasal Spray For H1N1 The first doses of H1N1 flu vaccine were given to children today, a day after health care workers began getting doses in what is likely to be the largest flu vaccination campaign in U.S. history. Dr. Richard Besser explains which states have doses of the H1N1 vaccine. These early doses of swine flu vaccine -- all so far given as the nasal spray FluMist -- are being administered at hospitals in Chicago, Georgia and Nebraska, among other places. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals were targeted first so they could safely...
  • US to begin asking about flu at the border

    04/26/2009 2:06:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 126 replies · 6,047+ views
    ap ^ | 4/26/09 | breitbart
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials will begin asking travelers about illness if they're entering the country from areas with confirmed swine flu.</p>
  • Israel Marks 30 Years of Peace with Egypt

    03/25/2009 7:21:16 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 392+ views
    VOA News ^ | 25 March 2009 | Staff
    Israel marked the 30th anniversary of its historic peace treaty with Egypt on Wednesday, with both sides acknowledging that its goals have yet to be fulfilled. At a conference in Jerusalem, Egyptian ambassador Yasser Reda indicated the agreement has not been able to bring about comprehensive peace in the region. He said the Palestinian issue is still at the center of the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Also commenting on the anniversary, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt, Shalom Cohen, lamented that peace at the official level has not filtered down to the Egyptian people. The relationship has come...
  • Did Biden Call for a Cut-Off in Aid to Israel? (1982 Biden banged desk & threatened cut in $$$)

    08/26/2008 7:01:07 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies · 99+ views
    Commentary ^ | August 26 | John Podhoretz
    In a conversation with Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, after a sharp confrontation in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the subject of the settlements, Begin defined himself as “a proud Jew who does not tremble with fear” when speaking with foreign statesmen. During that committee hearing, at the height of the Lebanon War, Sen. John Biden (Delaware) had attacked Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and threatened that if Israel did not immediately cease this activity, the US would have to cut economic aid to Israel. When the senator raised his voice and banged twice on the table with his...
  • Legendary Jerusalem mayor ratted out fellow Jews

    04/01/2007 4:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 99 replies · 1,430+ views
    WND ^ | April 1, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Teddy Kollek, the legendary mayor of Jerusalem and one of Israel's most re-elected politicians, ratted out fellow Jews to the British occupiers of pre-State Israel, even once trying to have former prime minister Menachem Begin arrested. The information was provided by recently declassified British intelligence documents held back from the public at the request of the Israeli government as long as Kollek was alive, prompting some here to wander whether other Israeli politicians currently living, such as former prime minister Shimon Peres, who worked closely with Kollek, were also moles against Jews. Kollek died three months ago. The...
  • Breaking Begin-How 'Peace Now,' Saul Bellow and Jimmy Carter all ganged up on Menachem Begin.

    03/07/2007 5:32:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 482+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-7-07 | ELLIOT JAGER
    This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Menachem Begin. He died of a broken heart on March 9, 1992, vilified as a warmonger by the Left and cast off by right-wing purists after he traded the Sinai Peninsula in exchange for a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979. The purists also berated Begin for his 1978 Camp David offer of five years of limited self-government to the Palestinian Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, to be followed by final-status negotiations between Israel and a Jordanian-Palestinian negotiating team - a proposal the Arabs rejected. Begin would have been...
  • America Supports You: NYPD Cyclists Begin Fifth Ride to Pentagon

    09/08/2006 8:27:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 707+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006 – After a brief stop at Ground Zero in New York this morning, 105 bicyclists, some for the fifth time, began the 272-mile trek that will end at the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Mike Depaolis, a New York City police officer and an organizer of the “Tour de Force” bike ride, said his brother Robert, also an NYPD officer, helped start the ride in 2002 as a way to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “My brother Rob … responded the day of the attacks and he was down there, Jesus, for weeks on...
  • Iraqi cadre to begin training enlisted

    08/01/2006 5:02:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Rachel Brune
    Staff Sgt. Edwin R. Sanchez, right, an instructor at the Q-West Iraqi Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and an interpreter watch a slideshow depicting scenes from the latest training cycle during a graduation ceremony on July 25. Story and photo by Sgt. Rachel Brune101st Airborne Division Q-WEST BASE COMPLEX --The latest cycle of Iraqi troops graduated from the Iraqi Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy here, about 45 miles south of Mosul on July 25. The class was the last of a series taught by U.S. instructors from the 11th Field Artillery Regiment. The latest Iraqi NCOs will now return to their units...
  • Divers Begin Search For Underwater 'Atlantis' (China)

    06/23/2006 2:12:37 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 679+ views
    China Daily ^ | 6-17-2006 | Wu Chong
    Divers begin search for underwater 'Atlantis' By Wu Chong (China Daily) Updated: 2006-06-17 05:56 YUXI, YUNNAN: Ten divers began a seven-day search for a possible underwater "Atlantis" on Friday in the Fuxian Lake near Kunming, the second-deepest freshwater pool in the country. Local diver Geng Wei first told of a large ancient city in the lake eight years ago, thought to span 2.4 square kilometres. Geng claimed to have seen lots of square boulders more than 1.4 square metres in size, either piled or scattered deep underwater. In 2001, the local government launched the first large exploration of the lake,...
  • Security forces begin transfer of mission to Iraqis

    05/23/2006 4:44:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kristina Barrett
    5/23/2006 - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- The 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron has begun the transfer of its mission to the Iraqi government. Following the transfer of authority to the Iraqi Army by the U.S. Army in April, security forces Airmen here are now shifting their combat patrol mission of the base defense zone to the Iraqi army, Iraqi police and security infrastructure battalion. “The security forces mission here is evolving,” said 1st Lt. Justin Banez, flight leader. “Ultimately we want to ensure Iraq’s independence lies in the hands of the Iraqis. “We have moved from the Air...
  • Mercy Humanitarian Mission to Begin (USNS Mercy (T-AH 19))

    04/19/2006 5:37:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 274+ views
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- The U.S. Naval hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is scheduled to depart its San Diego homeport April 24, in support of a five-month humanitarian assistance mission to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia. Following logistics stops along the way, Mercy should arrive in the Philippines in mid- to late May. The ship’s mission is being coordinated with host nations in the region and is being carried out in conjunction with non-governmental relief organizations to provide medical, dental and other humanitarian assistance programs ashore and afloat. “The deployment of USNS Mercy to Southeast Asia and...
  • Muhammad Gitmo Proceedings Begin Despite Defense Boycott

    04/07/2006 5:32:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 239+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 7, 2006 – The military commissions proceedings for suspected terrorist Binyam Ahmed Muhammad began dramatically here yesterday, with the defense team essentially boycotting the proceedings and Muhammad requesting to represent himself. At the start of the proceeding, Muhammad was joined at the defense table only by his detailed defense counsel, Air Force Maj. Yvonne Bradley. Muhammad's two civilian attorneys, Clive Stafford Smith and Joseph Margulies, were in the commissions room but did not sit at the table. Bradley refused to give a reason the civilian attorneys were not at the table and, in fact,...
  • Insurgent Killed in Afghanistan; Afghan Pilots to Begin Flying Missions

    04/06/2006 4:28:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 346+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 6, 2006 – Afghan and coalition forces killed one insurgent yesterday in combat in the Deh Rawod district of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. Elsewhere, U.S. officials announced that Afghan aviators are ready to begin flying missions. While conducting a combined security patrol, Afghan National Army and coalition elements engaged four Taliban insurgents with small-arms fire, killing one, and then called for close-air support. Coalition aircraft responded and dropped two joint direct-attack munitions -- 2,000-pound guided bombs. No battle-damage assessment was available; there were no Afghan or coalition casualties in the engagement, U.S. officials said. "The enemies of Afghanistan cannot...