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  • World Sympathizes with Israel 's Tragedy

    09/14/2009 1:12:11 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 6 replies · 608+ views
    Israel National News ^ | September 14, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    International media, usually harshly critical of Israel, expressed sympathy over the tragic death of Air Force pilot Assaf Ramon, whose father, the first Israeli astronaut, died in the Columbia spaceship disaster six years ago. CNN told it viewers, “After the disaster of the Columbia space shuttle in 2003. Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, became an admired figure in the United States, the news of the death of his son stunned many Americans.”
  • Huck vows to review controversial shooting (Ramos and Compean)

    12/22/2007 2:03:15 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 159+ views | 12/22/07 | Mike Allen
    Mike Huckabee vowed in Iowa Saturday that one of his first actions as president would be to review what he called the “absurd” convictions of Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean – and suggested he might pardon them immediately. In response to an audience question, Huckabee said he found it hard to accept that the agents were imprisoned for shooting an accused drug smuggler who illegally crossed the Texas border near El Paso in 2005. The two were convicted of assault, obstruction of justice and civil rights violations. The case caused a conservative firestorm, and remains one of...
  • Ramon: Give parts of Jerusalem to Palestinians

    09/18/2007 11:39:39 AM PDT · by Alouette · 18 replies · 128+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 18, 2007 | Ronny Sofer
    Vice premier authors position paper proposing transfer of Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods to Palestinian Authority Ronny Sofer Published: 09.18.07, 20:18 / Israel News Vice Premier Haim Ramon outlined his official political agenda on Tuesday, acknowledging that he believes Israel should cede control of the Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem to the Palestinians and establish joint sovereignty over the city's holy sites. Ramon went on record with his personal viewpoint in a letter to Nir Barkat, a member of Jerusalem's municipal council on behalf of Kadima. "The Jewish neighborhoods will be recognized as Israeli and under Israeli sovereignty. Accordingly, the Arab neighborhoods (like...
  • Ramon Pushes Final Status Talks with PA

    07/27/2007 4:17:13 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 196+ views
    :// ^ | 07/27/07, 11:20 AM | Hana Levi Julian
    Ramon Pushes Final Status Talks with PA by Hana Levi Julian ( Deputy Prime Minister Chaim Ramon urged the government Friday to join Fatah PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in his drive to move immediately to final status talks. “I believe right now we have a partner. I don’t know for how long, so we must move quickly,” said Ramon in an interview on Voice of Israel government radio. The former Justice Minister is one of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s closest allies in the cabinet. Abbas has raised the issue of final status talks in every one of his meetings with...
  • Projection and Vice President Cheney's Hunting Accident

    02/20/2006 10:24:25 AM PST · by Texas Jack · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Vanity Post | February 20, 2006 | Texas Jack
    Projection and Vice President Cheney's Hunting Accident A familiar theme running through the leftist hysteria over Vice President Cheney's hunting accident is that he was drunk. Or at least, alcohol played a part in the mishap. Their reasoning; why else would he wait until the next morning to accept an interview with the sheriff's department. He had to have time to sober up, thus limiting any possible criminal prosecution. And, of course, validating in their minds what a reprehensible man Dick Cheney is. After all, this what they would do. Psychologically it's called projection; ascribing your value system (or...
  • Former Labor MK Ramon: No need for Israel to rule East Jerusalem

    12/14/2005 12:59:03 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 2 replies · 176+ views ^ | 22:45 14/12/2005
    Last update - 22:45 14/12/2005 Former Labor MK Ramon: No need for Israel to rule East Jerusalem By Haaretz Service Kadima MK Haim Ramon on Wednesday said that Israel should no longer control Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem under a permanent peace agreement, after Newsweek reported that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was prepared to make territorial concessions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. "I don't know any sane person who wants, for example, A-Ram [an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem] to be an inseparable part of Jerusalem, because this is a mistake. It means that Jerusalem would be the non-Jewish...
  • Torah scroll dedication held in memory of (Columbia astronaut) Ilan Ramon

    10/15/2003 1:00:16 PM PDT · by anotherview · 4 replies · 217+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 15 October 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Oct. 15, 2003 Torah scroll dedication held in memory of Ilan Ramon By JPOST.COM STAFF Israel's first astronaut Ilan Ramon Photo: AP A Torah Scroll dedication ceremony took place in Yad Vashem Wednesday in honor Israel's first astronaut, Colonel Ilan Ramon. The Torah scroll will be kept in Yad Vashem. The Torah scroll was presented to Ramon's widow Rona by a New York donor, and will be carried by IDF soldiers and officers visiting concentration camps in Poland under the auspices of the annual "Witnesses in Uniform" program, the IDF Spokesperson reported. Astronauts Rick Husband, William McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana...
  • NASA releases recovered videos and photos from Columbia

    06/24/2003 11:15:15 AM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 278+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 24, 2003 | PHILIP CHIEN
    NASA has released almost 10 hours of videotape and 92 photographs taken during Ilan Ramon's space shuttle mission. The videotapes and film were recovered near San Augustine Texas during the three month search for debris from Columbia. All together 38,500 kgs. of debris were recovered over an 6,400 square km. area in Texas and Louisiana. Out of 337 videotapes 28 had usable footage. The first videotape with recovered video showed flight deck as the astronauts prepared for reentry. It was released a couple of weeks after the accident. NASA delievered the rest of the recovered videotapes to the National Transportation...
  • Ilan Ramon's Body is Identified (Bush: Ilan blew up Iraqi reactor, I will finish the job)

    02/05/2003 5:22:20 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 275+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-5-03
    NASA informed the Ramon family early this morning that remains of astronaut Col. Ilan Ramon had been found and identified with certainty. IDF Rabbi Lt.-Col Tzvi Black, in Houston for the purpose of taking part in the identification process, confirmed the findings. Ilan Ramon will be buried in Israel next week in a military ceremony, after which his family will observe the traditional seven-day mourning period. The Israel Air Force that Ramon took along with him to space was also found in its entirety. U.S. President George Bush, who took part in the memorial ceremony for the seven astronauts yesterday,...
  • 'Your Father Started The Job...'

    02/22/2003 1:09:31 PM PST · by alan alda · 4 replies · 279+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | Editorial
    According to a story in the New York Post, after a memorial service in Houston last week for the seven astronauts who perished in the Columbia disaster, President Bush embraced one of Ilan Ramon`s children and asked him to "tell me about your father." He told Mr. Bush his father was a jet-fighter pilot who had bombed Iraq`s reactor at Osirak, near Baghdad. The president reportedly responded by saying, "Your father started the job and I am going to finish it." Although the Reagan Administration went through the motions of publicly criticizing the Israeli move against the reactor, they privately...
  • NASA engineer warned of possible shuttle breach, e-mails indicate

    02/21/2003 4:34:05 PM PST · by yonif · 49 replies · 626+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON - A NASA safety engineer warned days before Columbia broke apart that he feared the shuttle was at risk for a devastating breach near its left wheel, and he suggested people in the U.S. space agency weren't adequately considering the threat. "We can't imagine why getting information is being treated like the plague," the engineer wrote in one of a number of e-mails released Friday that describe greater concerns about Columbia's safety in the days before its breakup. Other documents NASA released show that Columbia may have been struck by as many as three large chunks of foam that...
  • Col. Ilan Ramon Laid to Rest

    02/12/2003 11:26:11 AM PST · by yonif · 5 replies · 318+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | February 12th, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 12th, 2003 Col. Ilan Ramon Laid to Rest Col. Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut, was buried yesterday in Nahalal Cemetery in northern Israel with full military honors. Family members, high-ranking IDF and Israel Air Force personnel and dozens of his friends accompanied Col. Ramon's coffin on its last journey. The ceremony was modest as per the family's request and Heads of State, members of the public and the media were asked to stay away. The IDF Chief of the General Staff, the Commander of the Israel Air Force and the former President of Israel, Eizer Weizman, were present at...
  • Ilan Ramon laid to rest

    02/11/2003 7:22:28 PM PST · by yonif · 274+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2003 | DANIEL BEN-TAL AND TOVAH LAZAROFF
    In space, John Lennon's song "Imagine" was one of the astronaut wake-up calls. Tuesday, it was the tune by which Israel's first astronaut, Col. Ilan Ramon, was finally laid to rest. Ramon, one of seven who died aboard the the shuttle Columbia when it broke apart on February 1, was memorialized on Monday after his coffin landed in Israel at a national ceremony broadcast around the world. He was laid to rest Tuesday at a private, low-key military ceremony at Moshav Nahalal's cemetery, where some of the giants in Israeli history, including war hero Moshe Dayan, are buried. The media...
  • Four F-16s salute fallen astronaut in funeral flyover

    02/11/2003 7:38:36 AM PST · by yonif · 264+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2003 | DANIEL BEN-TAL
    The Israeli Air Force saluted their fallen fighter pilot and astronaut Col. Ilan Ramon today with a flyover of four F-16s above his burial site just as his funeral came to an end. As the planes flew in formation toward the Nahalal cemetery in northern Israel, one of them veered off to the right as it passed the burial ground. Moments beforehand three rounds of gunfire reverberated though the Galilee hills, signifying the end of the hourlong funeral. A policeman at a roadblock set up to keep the public away from the site, in keeping with the family's wishes, bowed...
  • Tribute to Israel's Space Pioneer

    02/11/2003 7:26:53 AM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | February 11th, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 11th, 2003 Tribute to Israel's Space Pioneer Col. Ilan Ramon's remains were identified by NASA on Febuary 5, 2003 and yesterday, Febuary 10, his flag draped coffin was flown home to Israel. A morose ceremony was held in Lod Air Force Base, with Ilan's family, Israeli politicians, Army leadership, NASA representatives and schoolchildren present. Eight of Col. Ramon's fellow air force colonels carried his coffin into the hanger, as Col. Ramon's son, Assaf, wearing his father's bright blue NASA flight jacket, wrapped his arms around his younger brother, whilst wiping tears from his eyes. Rona Ramon, Ilan's wife, held...
  • Emotional memorial ceremony held for Col. Ilan Ramon

    02/11/2003 4:35:05 AM PST · by Israel Insider · 4 replies · 392+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 2/11/2003 | Israel Insider
    In an official memorial ceremony yesterday at the Lod Air Force base near Ben-Gurion International Airport, friends, family, and Israeli political and military officials came to bid farewell to Israel's first astronaut, Col. Ilan Ramon, 48. Ramon, who lost his life when the space shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry into the earth's atmosphere on February 1, will be buried today in a private military ceremony in Nahalal. Ilan's widow Rona, their four children and Ilan's father Eliezer Wolferman, returned from Houston, Texas to attend the ceremony. Rona, and her eldest son Assaf, read an excerpt from an e-mail they received...
  • Coffin carrying astronaut Ilan Ramon arrives in Israel

    02/10/2003 8:03:21 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2003 Adar1 9, 5763 | By Nathan Guttman, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Agencies
    Israeli leaders eulogized the country's first astronaut Monday evening in a memorial ceremony that took place shortly after Ilan Ramon's remains were flown home from the United States in a coffin. "We could not have had a better and more fitting representative" than Ramon, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said at the ceremony, which took place at the Lod Air Force base. “His image, projected from above, was the reflection of Israel at its best – Israel as we would have liked to see it – the Israel we love.” The items that Ramon brought into the shuttle instilled pride in...
  • Col. Ilan Ramon's Last Article

    02/10/2003 7:57:10 PM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | February 7th, 2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 7th, 2003 Col. Ilan Ramon's Last Article Over the past three years Col. Ilan Ramon sent 19 articles to the Israeli Air Force's newspaper in which he described his experiences and training in preparation for his mission aboard the space shuttle Columbia. His articles were published under the heading: "From the Diary of an Astronaut". The following is a translation of Col. Ramon's last article, published in December 2002. "Hello everybody. This past week the space shuttle "Endeavor" blasted off into space, and now here we are again, 'Prime Crew', that is to say, we are the crew that...
  • To Mrs. Ramon and Family

    02/05/2003 10:37:34 PM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 318+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 05 February 2003 | Naomi Ragen
    It has taken me several days to understand what I want to say about Ilan Ramon. Beyond the traditional role of Western hero - the adventuring astronaut who embodies the Western world´s idea of courage, someone who dares to pioneer the limits of human understanding and human capability - there was something more. It is that "more" that has been so hard to define. But finally, I think I do understand. The Jewish people sent Ilan Ramon as its representative, to join hands with the world in exploring a new frontier for the betterment and enlightenment of mankind. Despite the...
  • Israeli astronaut Ramon to be buried in Israel Tuesday (UPDATE)

    02/05/2003 11:47:23 AM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 272+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 5, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Israel's military attach to the United States, Colonel Moshe Ivri-Sukenik, on Wednesday said Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who was killed in the explosion of NASA space shuttle Columbia, will be laid to rest in Israel on Tuesday. Ramon is to be honored with a full military burial, Ivri-Sukenik said. Also Wednesday, the Israeli memorial center for the Nazi Holocaust opened an exhibit to show the original of a drawing copy Ramon carried into space. The drawing was made by a 14-year-old boy who was later killed in a Nazi camp. Ramon's remains will be flown to Israel next week. NASA...
  • Piece of Ramon's Israeli Air Force flag found in Texas

    02/04/2003 10:31:29 PM PST · by yonif · 4 replies · 330+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 5, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    A charred piece of an Israeli Air Force flag that Israeli Astronaut Ilan Ramon took with him into space has been found in the Texas countryside, according to reports today. NASA officials said they were aware that Ramon had taken IAF paraphernalia along with him on the voyage, particularly symbols such as the flag.
  • Ramon to be buried next week in Israel (UPDATE)

    02/04/2003 10:29:49 PM PST · by yonif · 12 replies · 343+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 5, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Remains of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon have been recovered in one of the debris fields in the southwestern US and a funeral is expected to be held in Israel next week, media reports said. An IDF attache in the US has informed the Ramon family of the find, which NASA has confirmed. The reports follow news that a charred piece of an Israeli Air Force flag, which Ramon took with him aboard the Columbia shuttle, has been found in Texas.
  • Report: Body of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon recovered

    02/04/2003 9:49:03 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 294+ views
    The body of the identified Israeli astronaut (radio) The body of the Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon killed Saturday during the explosion of the Columbia shuttle was identified and it will be buried the next week in Israel, announced Wednesday morning the public radio israélienne.Le Israeli ministry of Defense received information coming from the United States on the "unquestionable" identification of the body of Ilan Ramon, added the radio without giving other details. NASA launched a vast operation of research in order to clear up the mystery of the disintegration of Columbia and to find the bodies of the seven...
  • Ramon's first combat mission: Iraq

    02/03/2003 9:20:19 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Haaretz Daily ^ | Tuesday, February 04, 2003 Adar1 2, 5763 | Amos Harel
    Long before Colonel Ilan Ramon flew into space on the ill-fated Columbia space shuttle that broke up over Texas on Saturday, he was the youngest pilot (27 at the time) to take part in the June 17, 1981 Israeli air strike on the Osirak nuclear reactor in Iraq. He was chosen for the Iraqi mission despite the fact that he had no operational combat experience. Ramon had begun his military service in 1972, but was still in pilot training during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. "Ilan was only a captain, but we knew he was the right choice for the...
  • 'I Lost My Daddy,' Ramon's Daughter Exclaims

    02/03/2003 4:50:46 PM PST · by yonif · 6 replies · 198+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | 2/3/2003 | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem ( - The daughter of Israeli astronaut Ilan apparently had a premonition that her father was not going to return from space safely, Ramon's widow Rona said in an interview with the Israeli media. Israelis were still grappling on Monday with the harsh reality that their hero Ramon was not going to return home. He died along with six Americans on Saturday, when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. Rona Ramon spoke to Israeli reporters after family, friends and Israeli officials, including Israel's ambassador to Washington, arrived in Texas to be with her and the...
  • 'We'll remember him with a smile on his face'

    02/03/2003 12:13:46 PM PST · by yonif · 281+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 3, 2003 | TOVAH LAZAROFF AND NEWS AGENCIES
    Rona, the wife of astronaut Col. Ilan Ramon, told Israeli reporters in Houston on Sunday night that she didn't have any particular premonitions of disaster while waiting for her husbands return. But she recalls now that during the launch, when everyone was on a high because it was so successful, her daughter, Noa, 5, cried out, " 'I lost my daddy.' It turns out that she knew." Speaking after family members arrived from Israel to comfort her, she called on NASA to continue its space program. Wearing dark sunglasses and a blue blouse with a space shuttle logo, she said...
  • Shuttle widow tells of grief

    02/03/2003 1:32:37 AM PST · by MadIvan · 3 replies · 224+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | February 3, 2003 | James Langton and Colin Adamson
    The widow of Israel's first astronaut, who died in the Columbia space shuttle disaster, today spoke movingly of her enormous pride in her husband and said: "He is now part of the universe forever." Displaying the same courage that made Israeli Air Force Colonel Ilan Ramon, 48, a national hero, Rona Ramon emerged from private grieving in Houston to give her country's ambassador to the United States a message of hope and understanding. "She knew he died very happy. This was the height of his career," said ambassador Danny Ayalon. He echoed the widow's tribute, adding: "These brave astronauts died...
  • Official IDF Statement on the Columbia

    02/02/2003 12:14:17 PM PST · by yonif · 5 replies · 186+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | 2/2/2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 2nd, 2003 Official IDF Statement IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Moshe Ya'alon, Air Force Commander Major General Dan Halutz, commanders and soldiers of the IDF, all share the grief over the tragedy that befell the space shuttle Columbia upon its return to earth. In this difficult time, out hearts are with the families of Ilan Ramon, and the other six astronauts of the Columbia Space Shuttle. In embarking on this space flight, Ramon undertook an important mission on both a national and international level, whose purpose was to expand human knowledge. Colonel Ilan Ramon is an Israeli air...
  • Reaching for the Stars - Israel's First Astronaut

    02/02/2003 12:12:52 PM PST · by yonif · 285+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | 2/2/2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 2nd, 2003 Reaching for the Stars - Israel's First Astronaut In November 1995, former US President Bill Clinton and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres agreed that an Israeli astronaut would participate in a NASA space mission. During this period, the IAF displayed interest in space research due to the growing significance of the field in the following areas: meteorology, communications, navigation, forewarning and intelligence. As such, the IAF presented NASA with a candidate. In addition, the continued cooperation with NASA was an important goal of its own. The criteria by which candidates were chosen was set by NASA...
  • Colonel Ilan Ramon: bio

    02/02/2003 12:11:13 PM PST · by yonif · 6 replies · 353+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | 2/2/2003 | IDF Spokesperson's Unit
    February 2nd, 2003 Colonel Ilan Ramon: bios Colonel Ilan Ramon, born on June 20, 1954, in Tel-Aviv, was the son of a Holocaust survivor. In 1974, Col. Ramon graduated as a combat fighter pilot from the Israel Air Force (IAF) Flight School. From 1974-1976 he participated in A-4 Basic Training and Operations. Between the years 1976 and 1980, Col. Ramon trained on the Mirage III-C in training maneuvers and operations. In 1980, as one of the IAF's establishment team of the first F-16 Squadron in Israel, he attended the F-16 Training Course at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. From 1981-1983,...
  • Israeli astronaut pride of a nation

    02/01/2003 1:23:48 PM PST · by MadIvan · 35 replies · 456+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 1, 2003 | The Daily Telegraph
    Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli national in space, was " fulfilling everyone's dream, to be the first Israeli in space," according to Israel's Channel Two. Ilan Ramon His father was at the television studio as the country waited for touch-down, with a live broadcast from Cape Canaveral. Ramon was 48, an air forced colonel with considerable flight experience. He was the son of a holocaust survivor. He has served during the Yom Kippur war in 1973, and in Lebanon in 1982. He was involved in the destruction of an unfinished Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981. Ramon had been preparing to...
  • Official NASA Biographies of Columbia Astronauts

    02/01/2003 1:13:57 PM PST · by Timesink · 8 replies · 515+ views
    NASA ^ | January 2003
    National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationLyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas 77058 Biographical Data RICK DOUGLAS HUSBAND (COLONEL, USAF) NASA ASTRONAUT PERSONAL DATA: Born July 12, 1957, in Amarillo, Texas. Married. Two children. He enjoys singing, water and snow skiing, cycling, and spending time with his family. EDUCATION: Graduated from Amarillo High School, Amarillo, Texas, in 1975. Received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University in 1980, and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Fresno, in 1990. ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Tau Beta...
  • Shuttle Contact LOST-No Tracking Data During RE-Entry!

    02/01/2003 6:16:05 AM PST · by GRRRRR · 2,613 replies · 6,365+ views
    Nasa TV | 02/01/03 | GRRRR
    Shuttle has NOT been heard from or seen on tracking radar since 0800Hrs CDT. No contact at Merrit Island tracking station, no voice comm...DEVELOPING.
  • Israel's astronaut carries nation's dreams

    02/01/2003 7:44:53 AM PST · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 516+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 16, 2003 | Verity Murphy
    All eyes are on Ilan Ramon As poster boys for the Israel Space Agency go, it does not come much better than Colonel Ilan Ramon. I know my flight is very symbolic for the people of Israel, especially the survivors, the Holocaust survivors, because I was born in Israel, many people will see this as a dream that is come true Ilan Ramon As the son of an Auschwitz survivor, who grew up to become a fighter pilot in the Israeli air force and fought in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War - his personal history is intertwined with that of...