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  • Outreach to Arab Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Communities(USA in Israel giving LGBT grants)

    09/11/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    US Embassy Israel ^ | Closes: 24 Sep 12 | US Embassy Israel
    The US Embassy is offering a one-time grant to advance the human rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender persons in Arab communities in Israel. The grant aims to increase the capacity of a civil society group to conduct advocacy, as well as monitor and document anti-gay violence targeting LGBT persons living in predominantly Arab communities. The deadline for proposals is September 24. Please direct all queries to REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS » REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS OUTREACH TO ARAB LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER (LGBT) COMMUNITIES The U.S. Embassy is offering a one-time grant to advance the human rights of Lesbian...
  • Urban India loves America

    09/11/2012 2:43:38 AM PDT · by coldphoenix · 27 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 11 Sept 2012 | Times of India
    "The people of India deeply love you," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh famously told then US President George Bush in 2008. Apparently, the love affair extends to his successor Barack Obama too. Wait, strike that. India loves America, period. A new Pew research poll has revealed that a solid 58% majority in urban India is favorably disposed toward the United States, seeing America in a more favorable light than they view other major world powers, including India's long time supporter Russia (48%) or the EU (38%). The numbers are so good for the US President that he might want to move...
  • It's Amazing How Much More Optimistic People Are In Asia

    09/10/2012 2:51:42 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-10-2012 | Frank Holmes
    It's Amazing How Much More Optimistic People Are In Asia Frank Holmes, U.S. Global InvestorsSeptember 10, 2012 After Mario Draghi announced the European Central Bank’s new bond buying program, I was the first guest on CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box to weigh in on this decision. I reiterated my stance that the endgame for Europe would be to print money, which will eventually lead to currency wars. These actions are positive for gold and also for increased economic activity. See another conversation on ECB and gold with Squawk Box here. China too has kept investors on the edge of their seats,...
  • U.S. Tells Iran: We Won't Join Israeli Attack

    09/03/2012 12:36:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    Senior officials in the Obama Administration sent a message to Tehran in the past few days, according to which the U.S. does not intend to join Israel's side if it decides to attack the Iranian nuclear installations on its own, reports Israel's second-largest paper, Yediot Aharonot. According to the report, the U.S. sent the message to Iran in order to avoid an Iranian response military response that would target U.S. installations in the Gulf region. The message was reportedly conveyed to Iran through two European countries that serve as a conduit of communication between Iran and the U.S. in times...
  • The Cordesman criteria

    08/28/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/27/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan Horse or it is on the cusp of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. What’s alarming is not just Iran’s increasing store of uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry. It’s also the increasingly menacing annihilationist threats emanating from Iran’s leaders. Israel’s existence is “an insult to all humanity,” says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Anyone who loves freedom and justice must strive for the annihilation of the Zionist regime.” Explains the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Israel is “a true cancer tumor on this region that...
  • Netanyahu and Obama Will Meet in September, Morsi Goes to Beijing

    08/25/2012 6:37:51 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    The White House has fixed an appointment for President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold talks on Sept. 27, debkafile's Washington sources report. Netanyahu will spend ten days in the United States, during which he will address the UN General Assembly and launch Israel's counter-attack on the virulently anti-Semitic themes of Iran's official anti-Israel propaganda. This timeline indicates that the prime minister is inclined to accommodate President Obama by delaying once again an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program until after the US presidential election on Nov. 6. It stands to reason that Netanyahu would not fix...
  • Column One: Israel faces a cynical world

    08/25/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/25/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    This week a German doctor in Bavaria filed a criminal complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg’s “crime”? He performs ritual circumcisions on Jewish male infants in accordance with Jewish law. The doctor’s complaint came shortly after a ruling by a court in Cologne outlawing the practice of male circumcision. The Austrians and the Swiss also took the ruling to heart and have banned infant male circumcision in several hospitals in Switzerland as well as in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. Denmark and Scandinavian governments are also considering limiting the practice of circumcision which has constituted one of the foundational...
  • US, UK, French Elite Units on Standby in Israel

    08/23/2012 4:05:42 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    US C130 transports stand ready at Middle East air bases to fly into Syria US elite units especially trained in combat against chemical and biological weapons and tactics for securing their arsenals. Western intelligence sources reported Thursday, Aug. 23 that those units are on standby at bases in Israel and Jordan. Their assignments are to engage Syrian troops attempting to move those unconventional weapons systems to battle fronts or Hizballah and to prevent them falling into the hands of radical Islamic rebel fighters, especially Al Qaeda. Those elite units have been issued with special equipment for chemical and biological warfare...
  • India and Russia going to sign biggest-ever defence deal worth $ 35 billion

    08/18/2012 11:19:47 PM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 47 replies
    NEW DELHI: India's quest for a futuristic stealth fifth-generation fighter, which will see the country spend around $35 billion over the next 20 years in its biggest-ever defence project, has zoomed into the decisive phase now. India and Russia are getting all set to ink the full and final design or R&D phase contract for the 5th Gen fighter by this year-end or early-2013, say sources. It will again underline India's firm rejection of the US offer of its Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) or the F-35 'Lightning-II'. Ahead of the R&D contract, under which India wants to induct over 200...
  • Israel Assured U.S. will Join War on Its Side – Report

    08/13/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Israel has received assurances from the administration of Barack Obama, as well as the camp of Republican presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, that the United States will join a war against Iran on Israel's side, if such a war breaks out. The daily newspaper Maariv reported Monday that the assurances were delivered in secret messages to senior officials in the bureau of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, from officials close to Obama and from Romney political advisors as well as Republicans who served in senior roles in former administrations and are expected to serve in important roles again if Romney is elected....
  • Has US sold India defence equipment with dud Chinese parts?

    08/09/2012 10:29:52 AM PDT · by ravager · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | August 08, 2012 23:22 IST | Sudhi Ranjan Sen
    New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence is investigating the possibility that crucial and expensive equipment bought from the US includes defective Chinese parts. Defence Minister A K Antony today told the Rajya Sabha that the"Government is verifying reports" about this. A US Senate investigation has concluded that between 2009 and 2010, 1800 incidents were detected in which more than a million fake parts had been sourced from China. The US Senate panel report that was released this May states that counterfeit electronic parts from China were used in the Air Force's C-130J cargo plane, helicopters for special operations and the...
  • Mars HD Panoramic

    08/08/2012 12:50:20 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 44 replies ^ | 8/12/2012 | curiosity
  • Anti-European, anti-American JIHAD in 1947 (Sep. 27 & October 12/13)

    08/05/2012 11:43:23 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    September 27 & October 12-13, 1947: First, the Swedish Consulate was attacked in Sep. Then the Polish Consulate on Oct. 12 as well as the US Consulate General in Jerusalem was bombed shortly after.All perpetrated by Islamic-Arabs' underground 'JIHAD', as a "holy war" against Europeans and Americans (Western powers) and against Jews. The CIA under Harry Truman - United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Warner, Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.). History Staff, 1994, 473 pp. [p. 147] The partition of Palestine, as proposed to the United Nations, satisfies minimum Zionist demands, but will be bitterly resisted by the...
  • India joins China in announcing space plans; Mars mission will launch in 2013

    08/04/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by MBT ARJUN · 19 replies
    India and China are preparing for two major space missions that could make the world’s two most populated countries major powers in the arena of space exploration. The world’s largest democracy provided its approval of a mission to the red planet next year, voting in favor of a mission to Mars in October or November 2013. Four years after successfully launching a moon probe, India announced its plan to embark on another ambitious space effort by sending an orbiter to Mars in November 2013. India will be the sixth space power to undertake such an effort after the US, Russia,...

    08/03/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies ^ | 22 april, 2009 | NA
    This seems like a question for which the answer wouldn't matter much. Why should we care? But, sometimes things turn out to be more important than we can imagine. As will be explained later on this topic and in others at the site and to be added to it, this matter of determining how many of us own guns turns out to be one that is vitally important, not so much because of the number itself but because of the important facts that the quest brings out. THE NUMBER OF GUNS Nobody knows precisely how many guns there are in...
  • U.S., India Inch Toward Naval Partnership

    07/26/2012 9:05:56 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 39 replies
    The World Politics Review ^ | 09/07/2012 | The World Politics Review
    During his recent visit to New Delhi, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta highlighted the evolution of the annual Indo-U.S. naval war game Malabar from a passing exercise for the two navies’ ships into a full-scale engagement across all functional areas of naval warfare. Indeed, the steadily increasing complexity of Indo-U.S. naval force coordination has been a standout feature of an otherwise interest-driven relationship, suggesting Washington increasingly sees India as the western hinge of the U.S. pivot to Asia, with the U.S. Navy backstopping the shift from the Pacific. However, before the Indo-U.S. entente on the seas becomes a full-blown condominium,...
  • India banks on Canada to skirt US gas export ban

    07/23/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 24, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: India is trying to include Canada into the supply equation as it prepares to become an importer of energy from the US. But the plan may meet with only a limited success because of third-country pricing economics. New Delhi has been lobbying Washington for a special dispensation to ship liquid gas from the US. Washington does not allow energy exports to countries that do not have a free trade agreement (FTA) with it. Because of this ban, India's state-run gas utility is feeling hamstrung in its efforts to strike big deals for importing liquid gas from the US....
  • Protect privacy from drones at home, lawmakers say

    07/20/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 7 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 19 July 2012 | JOAN LOWY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prevent terrorists from hacking or jamming signals that control the aircraft, lawmakers said Thursday. House members from both parties said at an oversight hearing that they're worried about potential privacy and security threats as the use of small unmanned aircraft becomes widespread. The Federal Aviation Administration forecasts an estimated 10,000 civilian drones will be in use in the U.S. within five years. Even Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, co-chair of bipartisan group of lawmakers promoting greater domestic use...
  • Obama's spectacular failure

    07/13/2012 7:44:12 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/13/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    Two weeks ago, in an unofficial inauguration ceremony at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi took off his mask of moderation. Before a crowd of scores of thousands, Morsi pledge to work for the release from US federal prison of Sheikh Omar al Rahman. According to the New York Times' account of his speech, Morsi said, "I see signs [being held by members of the crowd] for Omar Abdel Rahman and detainees' pictures. It is my duty and I will make all efforts to have them free, including Omar Abdel Rahman." Otherwise known as the...
  • Younger US Jews are more attached to Israel — but less enamored of its leaders

    07/09/2012 9:11:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/9/12 | Stuart Winer
    Non-Orthodox US Jews below the age of 35 are more attached to Israel than those aged 35-44, but are skeptical about Israeli policies concerning the Palestinians, according to a recent survey. Profs. Steven M. Cohen and Samuel Abrams conducted the survey in April and May of 2012 and based their results on a sub-sample of 888 respondents out of a total of 1,000. (Snip) However, the majority place the failure of regional peace talks with the Palestinians, who are perceived as still seeking to destroy Israel.