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  • Democracies end when they are too democratic.

    05/05/2016 6:39:38 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 31 replies
    New York News and Politics ^ | May 1, 2016 | Andrew Sullivan
    As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato’s Republic. It has unsettled — even surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school. The passage is from the part of the dialogue where Socrates and his friends are talking about the nature of different political systems, how they change over time, and how one can slowly evolve into another. And Socrates seemed pretty clear on one sobering point: that “tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy.” What did Plato mean by that? Democracy,...
  • Putin May Be Attempting to Influence Blaze Readers, New York Times

    02/22/2016 8:50:33 AM PST · by richardtavor · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3rd, 2015 | Erica Ritz
    The New York Times released an explosive article on Tuesday detailing how hundreds, if not thousands, of online “trolls” are paid to post pro-Kremlin propaganda across the Internet. One of their targeted sites, according to the report? TheBlaze.com. The trolls are organized by a group called the Internet Research Agency, and one former employee said she worked 12-hour days and had explicit instructions to create five political posts, 10 nonpolitical posts and 150 to 200 comments on the posts of those she worked with each shift. If you were to click on her accounts, she would appear like a normal...
  • Islamic Center Raided in Bremen(Andreas Lubitz Possible Connection to Islam)

    03/26/2015 7:26:04 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 6th, 2015 | Andy Eckardt and Nancy Ing
    It is just speculation, but Lubitz's Commercial Pilot's Training was in Bremen, Germany. Lubitz left Montabaur at the age of 20 in 2007 to begin his commercial pilot's training in the northern German city of Bremen. Marseille prosecutor says co-pilot Andreas Lubitz crashed plane 'deliberately' - both he and pilot Patrick Sonderheimer trained at Lufthansa Flight Training School in Bremen. Was there a connection between the Raid at the Bremen Islamic Center? 2 of 4 armed militants from France were arrested for possible terrorism. I don't know if they are connected, but has anyone else seen this?
  • Tom Cotton did not send a letter to Iran or anyone else!

    03/19/2015 8:37:13 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 11 replies
    BillMoyers.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Gareth Porter
    The “open letter” from Senator Tom Cotton and 46 other Republican senators to the leadership of Iran, which even Republicans themselves admit was aimed at encouraging Iranian opponents of the nuclear negotiations to argue that the United States cannot be counted on to keep the bargain, has created a new political firestorm. It has been harshly denounced by Democratic loyalists as “stunning” and “appalling”, and critics have accused the signers of the letter of being “treasonous” for allegedly violating a law forbidding citizens from negotiating with a foreign power. But the response to the letter has primarily distracted public attention...
  • The Leftist World Hammers Netanyahu for Stating No Palestinian State but why not Abbas?

    03/18/2015 2:06:48 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 4 replies
    Palestinian Media Watch ^ | March 13, 2015 | Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    PMW Bulletins PA portrays all Israel as “Palestine,” yet again by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik Mar. 13, 2015 More Sharing ServicesShare | Share on email Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on print PA portrays all Israel as "Palestine," yet again Abbas' Security Forces' persistent indoctrination: "Palestine" includes Jaffa, Acre, Ramle, Mount Carmel, the Galilee, and the Sea of Galilee by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik Abbas' Palestinian National Security Forces continue to indoctrinate Palestinians to view all of Israel as "Palestine" in its "Look at Palestine" series. In recent posts, Jaffa, Safed, Acre, Tiberias, Nazareth,...
  • We Shall Not Rest Until We Raise Flag Of Islam Over The White House

    03/18/2015 10:48:15 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 26 replies
    Memri.Org ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    March 17, 2015 Special Dispatch No.5996 Iranian Leader Khamenei: A Society Steeped In The Spirit Of Martyrdom Is Unstoppable; Khamenei's Representative In IRGC Qods Force: We Shall Not Rest Until We Raise Flag Of Islam Over The White House In statements on February 26, 2015, both Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Ali Shirazi, his representative in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) elite Qods Force, stressed the need to instill the values of jihad and martyrdom in Iranian society, and reiterated the ideological principles of the Islamic Revolution – enmity towards the U.S. and opposition to American hegemony and...
  • This guy is starting to look a lot like hitler or stalin

    06/14/2012 3:33:33 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 21 replies
    Weekly Newsletter ^ | 6/14/12 | Kay Granger
    This is how hitler did it and stalin did it--wake up America!
  • Please Pray for Our Troops for 9/11

    09/10/2011 11:41:00 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 1 replies
    Self | 9/10/11
    Please for our Troops on 9/11. We just talked with a friend in Afghanistan that asked us to ramp up our prayers. Apparently the natives are really restless leading up to 9/11. He said they lost 3 today already and the activity has really gotten hot.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

    02/03/2011 10:36:42 AM PST · by richardtavor · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | February 2nd, 2011 | Dore Gold
    • Will the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position - voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment - that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to? Initial administration reactions indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government. • Since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement has become more prominent, with its support of Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government. In the streets...
  • Request for Information-Food Insurance.com

    01/01/2011 2:15:20 PM PST · by richardtavor · 15 replies
    I have been researching the firm Foodinsurance.com that Glen Beck is pushing. Has anyone had experience with them? When I googled them, there were a lot of negative comments from leftist sources (especially du) which makes me believe that it has merit. However, one source had an interesting background check of one of the owners (called it a scam.) Any personal knowledge here?
  • Constructive Clarity in Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

    07/09/2010 8:45:20 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 7 July 2010 | Benny Begin
    Constructive Clarity in Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Benny Begin • The PLO platform, as reaffirmed in the Fatah Congress in August 2009, states that their struggle will not stop until the Zionist entity is eliminated and Palestine is liberated. As a logical corollary, they refuse to accept Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. • This explains why, when Mahmoud Abbas was asked in a Washington Post interview in May 2009 why he had declined Olmert's far-reaching offer, he answered that "the gaps were wide." • The Palestinian leadership insists that negotiations now start at the point they had reached with...
  • We Con the World-Satire of the Marmara Passengers

    06/04/2010 3:42:35 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 1 replies · 298+ views
    You Tube ^ | Unknown | www.latma.co.il
    This is a short, but very funny (probably true) Satire. It good to see something funny about the gaza flotilla.
  • What Menahem Begin Told the US

    04/21/2010 3:19:15 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 33 replies · 1,085+ views
    Recently | An Israeli Friend
    What M.Begin said to the US when it was unhappy with the annexation of the Golan: Twenty-seven years ago, the Knesset, by a two-thirds majority, passed the Golan Heights Law which extends Israeli law to the Golan Heights. With its passing, the US declared that it would "punish Israel". PM Begin did not wish to stand by and allow the "punishment" to pass without comment. He issued a statement on 20 December 1981 that he read to the US Ambassador to Israel, read to the Cabinet and issued to the public. In it he says: Statement by Prime Minister Begin...
  • Inside Martha Coakley

    01/16/2010 11:01:28 AM PST · by richardtavor · 9 replies · 461+ views
    Verizon.net ^ | Unknown | Staff
    April 19, 2001. Anniversary of the filing of Gerald Amirault's petition for commutation. The Parole Board -- required by law to make a recommendation within six months -- has still done nothing. July 6, 2001. The Parole Board votes 5-0, recommending that the Governor commute Gerald Amirault's sentence to time served. August 2, 2001. Martha Coakley and the Middlesex DA's office orchestrate a hysteria-filled press conference by the alleged "victims" of the Amirault family. Ironically, the true abusers of these people are in fact Coakley herself and her colleagues -- Harshbarger, Reilly, Bernstein, Hardoon, etc. Dorothy Rabinowitz writes an excellent...
  • Russia Dismisses NATO Membership Suggestions (Why does Obama want Russia in NATO?)

    09/05/2009 11:23:39 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 28 replies · 1,093+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | July 30, 2009 | Unknown
    MOSCOW, July 30 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow dismissed on Thursday comments by a U.S. administration official suggesting that Russia could become a member of NATO. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon said on Tuesday that Washington would consider Russian membership in the military alliance, which was founded in 1949. He said NATO should be open to European democracies, adding that "if Russia meets the criteria and can contribute to common security, and there is a consensus in the alliance, it shouldn't be excluded." Russia's envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said Gordon's comments "are not serious enough" and that the U.S....
  • Netanyahu: Jerusalem is Ours, Not Up for Debate

    07/19/2009 4:27:42 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 19 replies · 1,170+ views
    www.israelnationalnews.com | 7/19/09 | Maayana Miskin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a sharp response Sunday to United States pressure to stop Jews from building in parts of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinian Authority. Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem is “not up for debate,” Netanyahu said, and Jews are permitted to build in any part of the capital city, as are Arabs. Netanyahu implied that the U.S. request was racist, saying before the weekly Cabinet meeting, “Imagine what would happen if Jews were forbidden to live or to buy apartments in certain parts of London, New York, Paris or Rome. There would be an international outcry." "All the...
  • U.S. Policy on Israeli Settlements

    06/10/2009 10:55:27 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | 9 June 2009 | Dore Gold
    • The Obama administration's tough, confrontational rhetoric on Israeli settlements raises a number of specific questions: Were Israeli settlements a violation of international law? Were Israeli settlements a violation of agreements and an obstacle to further progress in any future peace talks? Did the administration envision Israel withdrawing completely to the 1967 lines or did it accept the idea that Israel would retain part of the territories for defensible borders? • Many observers are surprised to learn that settlement activity was not defined as a violation of the 1993 Oslo Accords or their subsequent implementation agreements. If the U.S. is...
  • Bibi Rejects Obama's 'UN Flag at Kotel'

    05/22/2009 10:27:21 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 35 replies · 1,014+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-22-09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem Thursday night that the Israeli flag will continue to fly over the Western Wall (Kotel). The first prime minister in years to appear at the venerable yeshiva on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), he ignored U.S. President Barack Obama’s apparent trial balloon that he wants to see the United Nations flag fly over the Old City holy sites. Jordan’s King Abdullah II said the president put forward the proposal during his visit to the White House last month. Prime Minister Netanyahu declared, "The flag that flies over the Kotel...
  • Tea Party April 15th

    04/04/2009 1:31:31 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 19 replies · 976+ views
    I don't know if anyone has submitted a link to find out information about the upcoming Tea Parties in your state, but here it is: http://taxdayteaparty.com/ Hopefully millions will demonstrate and that might be enough to get a 30 second blurb by the MSM.
  • Expose: US Mindset on PA

    02/05/2009 10:56:55 AM PST · by richardtavor · 1 replies · 251+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    An inside look at the documents that the United States Consulate in Jerusalem accidentally included in the auction sale of file cabinets to a Jerusalem woman reveals two decades of American efforts to create a setting for a new Arab country in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Paula (last name withheld from publication) discovered the documents after she bought approximately two dozen file cabinets three years ago for NIS 166 ($42) plus tax. She returned the documents to the American government but only after making sure that the blunder was reported in American media in an effort to prevent it from...
  • The God of the world speaks

    08/29/2008 5:57:06 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 7 replies · 137+ views
    DNC | 8/29/08 | Barak (Barry hussein) Obama
    Richard -- This night could not have happened 40 years ago -- or even 4 years ago. And it could not have happened without you. You believed, against the odds, that change was possible. I felt your passion here tonight, and I know it was shared by millions of Americans who are building this movement all across the country. Tonight is your night. But tonight is just the beginning. The general election is going to be faster and tougher than anything we've faced so far. And our opponents will do everything they can to tear us down. I need your...
  • Obama's Energy Plan

    06/22/2008 2:14:45 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 5 replies · 52+ views
    6/13/08 | Self
    After hearing Hussein obama's latest speech on energy, I would like to point a few deficiencies. Number one, it cost a great deal of money (and time) to drill for oil. Apparently, this ignoramus thinks that there is some giant spigot that you can turn off and on oil production. It takes a minumum of 6 months to drill a well, and maybe 5 years to develop a field. Now, this idiot says we shouldn't pursue drilling because it takes too long. I finally realized, he is into instant gratification. He is rich, so I guess he can afford it....
  • ElBaradei: I'll resign if West launches military strike on Iran

    06/21/2008 2:04:19 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 45 replies · 189+ views
    Jeursualem Post ^ | 6/21/08 | Staff
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamad ElBaradei, will quit his position in the event of a military strike on Iran, according to a Reuters report Friday. IAEA's Director General Mohamed ElBaradei gives a statement to the press. Photo: AP [file] Slideshow: Pictures of the week The report quoted him as warning that any military offensive in Iran would turn the Middle East region "into a fireball." "I don't believe that what I see in Iran today is a current, grave and urgent danger. If a military strike is carried out against Iran at this time ... it would...
  • What Iranian Leaders Really Say about Doing Away with Israel (A long, but good read)

    06/17/2008 1:59:02 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 13 replies · 236+ views
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | Recent | Joshua Teitelbaum
    Joshua Teitelbaum Over the past several years, Iranian leaders - most prominently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - have made numerous statements calling for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people. While certain experts have interpreted these statements to be simple expressions of dissatisfaction with the current Israeli government and its policies, in reality, the intent behind Ahmadinejad's language and that of others is clear. What emerges from a comprehensive analysis of what Ahmadinejad actually said - and how it has been interpreted in Iran - is that the Iranian president was not just calling for "regime change" in Jerusalem,...
  • The Glaring Differences Between Two Cultures (Jews and Arabs)

    06/06/2008 6:40:46 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 15 replies · 118+ views
    Unknown | Unknown
    The Glaring Differences Between Two Cultures The global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000 - - thatĘĽs ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION - - or 20% of the world's population! Now consider this statistic! Individuals that claim to be Muslim have received the following Nobel Prizes: Literature: 1988 - Najib Mahfooz Peace: 1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat 1994 - Yaser Arafat 1990 - Elias James Corey 1999 - Ahmed Zewai Economics: (zero) Physics : (zero) Medicine: 1960 - Peter Brian Medawar 1998 - Ferid Mourad TOTAL: 7 Now letÂ’s consider the global Jewish population. The number of Jews in the world...
  • Faith Through Tears

    03/11/2008 11:13:31 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-11-08 | Hillel Fendel
    5. Faith Through Tears by Hillel Fendel Rabbi Yerachmiel Weiss, who lost six students in the Merkaz HaRav massacre, was interviewed by usually hard-hitting TV personality Ilana Dayan - and turned the show into an experience in faith amidst crisis. Rabbi Weiss is the head of the Yeshiva High School of Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav. Five of the eight students murdered on Thursday night by an Arab terrorist from Jerusalem studied there, and one is a recent graduate. Answering probing questions about his relationship with G-d when facing untimely death head-on, Rabbi Weiss spoke, with a voice alternating between choked sorrow...
  • A day in the life of a Sderot social worker

    03/09/2008 3:49:47 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Aish.com ^ | 3-9-08 | Unknown
    Orit* is a young woman in her twenties, mother of a toddler, a social worker in Sderot, and most importantly, a Sderot resident. Despite the traumas she has witnessed firsthand, she radiates a sense of solid faith, self-confidence, level-headedness and awareness. Were you born in Sderot? No, I moved to Sderot four years ago, right after getting married. And you weren't afraid? Not at all. In the beginning, the whole business didn't affect me. At the time, there weren't many rocket attacks. They weren't fatal, and the rockets almost always landed in open areas or far away. At every siren,...
  • Yearning For Peace

    03/08/2008 7:37:28 AM PST · by richardtavor · 4 replies · 269+ views
    Aish.com ^ | March 2, 2008 | David A. Harris
    by David A. Harris Please stop lecturing Israel about the need to pursue peace. Not a day passes that I don't encounter another Israel-directed lecture on the imperative of peace. Sometimes it comes from diplomats. Or from editorial writers. Or from columnists. Or from scholars. Or from human-rights groups. Frankly, it makes my blood boil. First, it assumes that Israel wants peace for itself less than others do. Second, it displays an arrogance that what may not be immediately apparent to Israel is abundantly obvious to those on the outside sitting in their ministries, offices, ivory towers, or vacation spots....
  • Tonight's Tragedy

    03/07/2008 12:16:44 PM PST · by richardtavor · 7 replies · 129+ views
    Jerusalem Diaries | 3-6-08 | David Wilder
    From David Wilder, Hebron: 29 Adar 5768, 3/6/2008 Thoughts after the terror attack -Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav I was sitting in my office tonight, meeting with the director of Mattot-Arim, activist Susie Dym, when the beeper started beeping. I read it, wiped my eyes, and read it again: 20:42 - (8:42 PM) - Magen David Adom Jerusalem reports shooting inside Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav in Jerusalem. Details to follow. The beepers kept streaming, each one bringing terrible news. Shooting continued for somewhere in the vicinity of ten minutes, the terrorist killed eight students and wounded at least another eleven, three of whom...

    02/11/2008 7:09:45 AM PST · by richardtavor · 17 replies · 68+ views
    SderotMedia ^ | 10 Feb. 2008 | Staff
    On Saturday night the 9th of February, two brothers 19 and 8 year old, Rami and Osher Twito, borrowed their mother's credit card to go to the Sderot ATM machine to buy after shave lotion as a birthday present for their father. Within moments, they were lying next to each other in a pool of blood on a Sderot side walk. Pieces of their legs scattered on the street. One of Osher’s legs was immediately severed. Osher’s second leg was shattered. Rami and Osher were running for their lives after they heard the RED COLOR siren. They didn’t have enough...
  • The Bush Scroll

    01/11/2008 11:16:49 AM PST · by richardtavor · 54 replies · 393+ views
    The Temple Institute ^ | January 6, 2008 | The Temple Institute-Jerusalem
    28 Tevet, 5768 / January 6, 2008 In the Name of the Lord, Eternal God To The Honorable Mr. George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, Who comes seeking the presence of the Most High God, to Jerusalem, city of God, Divinely chosen site of the Holy Temple, eternal capital of our land, "the joy of the entire earth (Psalms 48:3)," may it be rebuilt and established speedily and in our days, Amen! Esteemed Mr. George W. Bush, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (Ezekiel 38:1), leader of the west!
  • Deanna Favre to Start in Playoffs instead of Brett

    12/27/2007 6:23:22 AM PST · by richardtavor · 18 replies · 306+ views
    Unknown | Unknown | Unknown
    In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers during the playoffs. She claimed she is qualified to be starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett while he played QB for the Packers. Because of this she understands how to pick up a corner blitz and knows the terminology of the Packers offense. A poll of Packers fans shows that 50% of those polled supported the move. Does this sounds idiotic and unbelievable to you? Yet Hillary Clinton makes the same claims as to why she is...
  • G-d Bless our WWII Veterans

    10/03/2007 7:19:09 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 103 replies · 1,861+ views
    Our WWII Veterans are dropping like flies. I lost my Dad in February. I thought I would pass on some of the information that I found when I inherited a photo album of his experiences. He was stationed on Guam in 1944 and 1945. He arrived on the day the Staff declared the island won, when there were still 5000 hostile Japanese on the Island. This album is amazing--it shows an accurate picture of that conflict (about 300 photos.) He was a SeaBee and apparently spent most of his time at Agana. There was a poem that he posted at...
  • A Revisit of the Muslim Threat-get ready folks

    07/23/2007 5:08:09 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 3 replies · 704+ views
    Danielpipes.org ^ | November,2001 | Daniel Pipes
    The Muslim population in this country is not like any other group, for it includes within it a substantial body of people—many times more numerous than the agents of Osama bin Ladin—who share with the suicide hijackers a hatred of the United States and the desire, ultimately, to transform it into a nation living under the strictures of militant Islam. Although not responsible for the atrocities in September, they harbor designs for this country that warrant urgent and serious attention. In June 1991, Siraj Wahaj, a black convert to Islam and the recipient of some of the American Muslim community's...
  • Question-How does one post a JPEG to this thread

    06/11/2007 7:20:11 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 35 replies · 756+ views
    I've never tried to post a JPEG but have seen many posted here. Can anyone advise?
  • Comparing Amadinejad's Speech to Hitler's Declaration of War on the USA

    04/24/2007 6:13:53 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 15 replies · 763+ views
    Hitler's Declaration of War against the USA on Dec. 11, 1941 | Today | Self
    I will pass over the insulting attacks made by this so-called President against me. That he calls me a gangster is uninteresting. After all, this expression was not coined in Europe but in America, no doubt because such gangsters are lacking here. Apart from this, I cannot be insulted by Bush for I consider him mad just as Reagan was. I don't need to mention what this man has done for years in the same way against Iran. First he incites war then falsifies the causes, then odiously wraps himself in a cloak of Christian hypocrisy and slowly but surely...
  • Arabs Who Sold Home to Hebron Jews Arrested, Face Death Penalty

    03/30/2007 7:34:53 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 15 replies · 326+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/30/07 | Staff
    1. Arabs Who Sold Home to Hebron Jews Arrested, Face Death Penalty by Alex Traiman Two arabs involved in the sale of a Hebron building to the Jewish community have been placed under arrest, one by the Palestinian Authority, the other by Jordon. The arrested Arabs now face capital punishment, as Palestinian Authority law dictates the death sentence for anyone found guilty of selling property to a Jew. Orit Struk, political activist and member of the Hebron Jewish Committee, contends that the arrests "prove the sale was legal." The Beit HaShalom, Peace House, located amongst Arab buildings between the Jewish...
  • Was Calvary on the Mount of Olives or at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher?

    01/20/2007 3:22:17 PM PST · by richardtavor · 32 replies · 571+ views
    research | today | richardtavor
    I have been involved in a research project in Israel and wanted to get the input of those at the Free Republic that are interested. Last fall, I did extensive research on the Mount of Olives to find the Monumental Bridge that is mentioned in the Midrash that was in regards to the Sacrifice of the Ashes of the Red Heifer--as mentioned in Numbers 19 of the Bible. I discovered an Altar on the Mount of Olives, directly opposite of the Eastern (Golden) Gate that fits all of the parameters. In fact, there is a park above my location that...
  • Iran Poised to Strike?

    08/09/2006 7:36:27 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 164 replies · 3,900+ views
    Jerusalem Newswire ^ | May 14, 2006 | Stan Goodenough
    Indicators observed by independent Iran watchers during the past week are raising the question that nuclear-seeking Iran is not merely playing a serious game of brinkmanship, but is actually preparing to strike at Israel, European and US interests. Headlined "Iran declares war," a May 11 editorial in the New York Sun expressed the belief that a recent letter written by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which had been widely interpreted as a peaceful gesture, "is in fact a declaration of war." According to the Sun, a coded message is contained in the closing section of the eight-page letter. While the rest...
  • Lebanese website blames Hizbullah for Qana deaths

    08/01/2006 7:09:03 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 24 replies · 1,654+ views
    ynetnews ^ | August 1, 2006 | Staff
    Anti-Syrian elements in Lebanon openly point finger at Hizbullah as guilty of killing of dozens of civilians in order to curtail plans for disarming group. 'Hizbullah has placed rocket launcher on building's roof and brought invalid children inside in bid to provoke Israeli response,' they write Roee Nahmias Is Hizbullah behind the tragic incident in the village of Qana that claimed the lives of some 60 people? While the Israeli army continues to investigate the circumstances leading to the building's collapse, some in Lebanon do not hesitate to point the finger at the Shiite organization and claim it is to...
  • Thank you for your support. Clare passed.

    07/08/2006 7:56:08 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 71 replies · 2,617+ views
    <p>Thank everyone for their overwhelming support and prayers. Clare left her mothers arms and passed into those of her heavenly Father about 1:20 this afternoon. Please continue to pray for their extended family as they begin the healing process. May G-d heal them.</p>
  • Urgent Prayer for Clare

    07/07/2006 7:42:15 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 78 replies · 2,113+ views
    More urgent prayer requested for baby Clare. She was born 3 days ago at 1 lb, 14 Oz, and is fighting for her life. The grandmother told us that the Doctors diagnosed Triasamine? and some brain damage. They intend to un plug her in the morning. Do any of the preme parents that wrote in tell us what Triasmine is? At this point, we need a miracle for this little one to survive...thanks to all for their prayerful concern...
  • Update on Miss Clare - Preme Baby Additional prayer request

    07/07/2006 8:03:21 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 3 replies · 214+ views
    Update on Miss Clare--thanks to all for all the prayers for this tiny baby. Our first report was incorrect--she was only 1 lb and 14 Oz. I am including a blog that will update her condition
  • Need for BIG prayer

    07/06/2006 8:53:28 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 50 replies · 732+ views
    Need for a BIG prayer. We have a friend that is in the hospital and just delivered a baby girl (the girl's name is Clare and the mother's name is Judy.) Clare was born on the 4th of July and only weighs 2 lbs. If she lives, they expect her to be in the neonatal unit for 2 or 3 months. Judy's father recently lost a kidney and part of his liver to cancer and is fighting that. My prayer is for a total healing of the baby girl, and a total healing for the father--his name is Mickey. I...
  • Life in Post Gush Katif

    03/03/2006 7:17:41 AM PST · by richardtavor · 9 replies · 282+ views
    Jerusalem Diaries | March 3rd, 2006 | Moshe Saperstein
    A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME From: Moshe Saperstein, Neve Dekalim/Nitzan: A house is not a home. Not necessarily. And this house in Nitzan will never be our home. Though Rachel has worked her customary magic and turned a pigsty into a palace, this house cannot be our home. This house cannot be our home, not because it is a temporary residence. We are committed to living here for a minimum of two years, maximum of four. But few things are as permanent as those labeled temporary, and there is no way of knowing how long we will actually be...
  • Palestinian PM, Cabinet Resigns After Hamas Victory

    01/26/2006 6:25:20 AM PST · by richardtavor · 37 replies · 597+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/26/06 | Staff
    Palestinian leaders huddled to determine what role the Islamic militant group will play in governing the territories. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will ask Hamas to form the next government, with his defeated Fatah Party weighing whether to form a partnership or serve in the opposition. A Hamas government, without Fatah as a moderating force, would greatly complicate Abbas' efforts to restart peace talks. The Islamic militants, who carried out dozens of suicide bombings and seek Israel's destruction, have said they oppose peace talks and will not disarm. Israel and the United States refuse to deal with Hamas. The top Hamas...
  • Prayer Request

    01/04/2006 10:40:12 AM PST · by richardtavor · 53 replies · 501+ views
    Please pray for my father, who has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer, Emphysema and congestive heart failure, and my stepmother, who has a broken ankle and Alzheimer's (both are in the hospital.)
  • 10 Reasons Petrol Prices Will Be High

    10/19/2005 1:49:47 PM PDT · by richardtavor · 21 replies · 901+ views
    10 Reasons Petrol Prices Will be High Multiple factors are fueling the price increases for crude oil and ultimately gasoline pump prices. Gasoline prices are dependent on crude oil prices since crude oil is the feedstock for refined gasoline. Consumers have long benefited from the oil industry they love to hate providing abundant gasoline. The cumulative effect of poor economic policy and misguided environmental law is a reality of potential gasoline shortages and national security problems. Do not expect gasoline prices to return to former levels. Listed below are 10 good reasons gas prices will remain high. 1. We are...
  • The Last Pope Benedict's Peace Solution

    04/19/2005 10:59:12 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 14 replies · 892+ views
    World War I Document Archive ^ | 1 August 1917 | Pope Benedict XV
    1 August, 1917 Pope Benedict XV's Peace Proposal -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On August 1, 1917, Pope Benedict XV, issued this peace proposal. It was generally ignored by the warring governments. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TO THE HEADS OF THE BELLIGERENT PEOPLES: From the beginning of Our Pontificate, amidst the horrors of the terrible war unleashed upon Europe, We have kept before Our attention three things above all: to preserve complete impartiality in relation to all the belligerents, as is appropriate to him who is the common father and who loves all his children with equal affection; to endeavor constantly to do all the most possible...
  • Arctic Warming Report Flawed

    02/04/2005 9:11:26 AM PST · by richardtavor · 24 replies · 775+ views
    American Association of Petroleum Geologists ^ | January 2005 | Lee C. Gerhard
    By LEE C. GERHARD Author's note: I appreciate the editorial review and discussion by Alan Byrnes, Kansas Geological Survey. Thomas Hanson steered me to the figure from the West Virginia Geological Survey Web site. Commentary Arctic Warming Report Flawed Figure 1 Table 1 References A report in November from a group of students of the Arctic, "Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) 2004," projects that warming of the Arctic will lead to disastrous results for indigenous people and animals. Unfortunately, the report and its press release are internally inconsistent and based on false assumptions and previously identified inaccurate research. The report...