Friday Aug 29, 2014
You knew, of course that a major funder of Hamas in Gaza is Qatar, yes?
It has been reported that
Hamas and its backers such as Qatar have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on tunnels and rockets with one goal in mind: killing Israelis.
and also that
In 2010, Qatar twice offered to restore trade relations with Israel and allow the reinstatement of the Israeli mission in Doha, on condition that Israel...
Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
Consider the content in this Ha-Ha-Haaretz report:
Palestinian security officials recently questioned two employees at a nonprofit organization headed by former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, in what some regard as an effort to exert political pressure on Fayyad after his organization launched a campaign to help needy Gazans.
Western diplomats who were informed of the incident said the questioning...
Monday Aug 25, 2014
There are several versions of the recounting of how the Western Wall area became a garbage dump and how it was saved.
One has it that "The women of the new Roman city [Aelia Capitolina] built over the ruins of Jerusalem were instructed, by Roman law, to take their garbage to the dump daily".
A visitor to Jerusalem around 1540, Eliezer Nahman Puah, published an account in Hebrew, that has Sultan Suleiman...
Saturday Aug 23, 2014
We all (I hope) saw the televised interview in which Khaled Meshal said,
"We do not target civilians, and we try most of the time to aim at military targets and Israeli bases," Meshaal said. "But we admit that we have a problem. We do not have sophisticated weapons. We do not have the weapons available to our enemy … so aiming is difficult. We do promise you, though, that we will try in the future and we will...
Friday Aug 22, 2014
At the US Jerusalem Consulate's Facebook site, you can find this:
except if you go to the recommended site, you can read:
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
This program is open to high school graduates from traditionally underserved communities in the Middle East and North Africa, who are qualified but unable to afford a college education. Students enroll at the undergraduate level in a four-year program. Applicants must be...