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  • What America Can Learn From Israel's Peripheral Communities

    06/27/2017 2:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 27, 2017 | Eliana Rudee
    In his memoir Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance recalled his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio, explaining the psyche of communities neglected by the “Obama economy” as jobs were lost to the effects of globalization. The election of Donald Trump shed light on these communities of disenfranchised voters of Middle America. As globalization moved jobs overseas, industrial manufacturing communities in the U.S. fell on hard times. Blue-collar factory jobs in places like Macomb County, Michigan; Youngstown, Ohio; and South Bend, Indiana gave way to drug use, joblessness and despair. We are now faced with the question of how to help these communities going...
  • Migration of Early Humans From Africa Aided By Wet Weather

    08/30/2007 10:15:20 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 846+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-30-2007 | Geological Society of America
    Source: Geological Society of America Date: August 30, 2007 Migration of Early Humans From Africa Aided By Wet Weather Science Daily — The African origin of early modern humans 200,000--150,000 years ago is now well documented, with archaeological data suggesting that a major migration from tropical east Africa to the Levant took place between 130,000 and 100,000 years ago via the presently hyper-arid Saharan-Arabian desert. This migration was dependent on the occurrence of wetter climate in the region. Whereas there is good evidence that the southern and central Saharan-Arabian desert experienced increased monsoon precipitation during this period, no unequivocal evidence...
  • Was Netanyahu Right That Islam Changed Nazism and Not Vice-Versa?

    11/02/2015 7:54:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2015 | by Andrew G. Bostom
    During a recent speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appropriately decried [1] the “apologetics" which have minimized the role played by ex-Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin el-Husseini [2] (1895-1974) — founder of the modern Palestinian Muslim movement — in fomenting genocidal Islamic Jew-hatred. Netanyahu made these simple, irrefragable points, demonstrating [3] how from the 1920s through (in particular) the World War II era: ... the father of the Palestinians at that time, with no [Jewish] state and no so-called “occupation," no territories and no settlements, already sought, through systematic incitement, to annihilate the Jews. Regrettably, Hajj Amin el-Husseini is...
  • School teachers working in Israeli schools supported ISIS, Shin Bet says

    07/06/2015 9:09:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 6, 2015
    Security forces have arrested six Israeli Beduin men from the Negev town of Houra, four of whom work as school teachers, for allegedly supporting the Islamic State terrorist organization. The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Monday that the men were arrested over the past two months. They allegedly took part in secret meetings in which they discussed Islamic State doctrine, and spread the group's propaganda among their family members and associates. Some of the suspects planned to join the ranks Islamic State in Syria. Those who worked as teachers at schools in the Negev used their positions to spread...
  • IDF to Pull Forces from Some Gaza Belt Communities

    12/29/2014 5:09:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/14 | Kobi Finkler & Elad Benari
    The IDF will on Thursday pull out its security forces from Israeli communities that are not located near the security fence with Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced on Monday evening. The move was made after evaluating the security situation, with the understanding that the IDF provides optimal security to the communities in the Gaza Belt, in coordination with the heads of the communities, the statement said. “IDF forces are deployed in the area and are prepared for any scenario,” stressed the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. Responding to the decision, the heads of the local communities in the Gaza Belt called...
  • BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work (moving out of West Bank to Negev)

    08/26/2014 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Shalom Life ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Daniel Koren
    One of the biggest news stories that accompanied the start of 2014 was Scarlett Johansson being named as the global ambassador of SodaStream, an Israeli company based out of the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, which develops home carbonation systems that allow users to convert tap water into sparkling water, in more than 100 flavors. […] Now, it seems the supporters finally have their wish: SodaStream has announced, in a reported non-political move, that they are moving the factory from the West Bank to a land that indisputably belongs to Israel (unless you’re a member of Hamas or ISIS),...
  • Demanding an Israeli-Style Barrier on the US/Mexican Border

    03/25/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The Democrats' best shot at destroying the GOP in the short/medium-term would clearly lay in mass amnesties of illegal immigrants... forget smokescreen BS about green cards and phony half-measures that pretend to do something short of what the Dems really want: once they're here legally, most 3rd-world immigrants will be made citizens and voting (Democrat) soon enough, and anyone who purports otherwise is being intellectually dishonest... Luckily for left, Republican 'leadership' in the House and Senate are more than willing to help them do that, as the US Chamber of Commerce just loves them a bottomless labor market-- and John Boehner's too stupid to see any farther...
  • Mount Sinai Found!

    02/08/2014 1:58:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies
    Simcha Jacobovici TV ^ | June 11, 2013 | Simcha Jacobovici
    For those who have never been to Mitzpe Ramon, you’re missing out. It’s on the edge of the Ramon makhtesh -- Israel’s Grand Canyon. In fact, although it is called a “crater” in English, it is actually a “makhtesh” i.e., a “box canyon”, formed not by a meteor or a river, but by geological processes of a receding ocean. It is the world’s largest “makhtesh”! ... In any event, no one listened, but everyone had a lot of fun. My friend Hershel Shanks who moderated my session chided me for being too confident. He wanted me to have an appropriate...
  • Cabinet to Approve Benefits to Residents of South

    12/28/2013 10:23:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will on Sunday submit for Cabinet approval a 166 million shekel plan for economic benefits for Sderot and the area adjacent to Gaza. The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that the goal of the plan is to strengthen residents, local authorities and the regional economy in light of the security situation and the difficulties regarding daily life. The 2014 plan includes a series of benefits for residents of the area: Tax benefits, local property tax benefits, exemptions from leasing fees, daycare benefits, investments in infrastructures and local authorities, benefits for industry, agriculture, trade and...
  • ‘The Negev is a Powderkeg’

    12/03/2013 1:14:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/12/13 | Maayana Miskin
    The socio-economic gap between Jews and Bedouin has turned the Negev into “a powderkeg,” warned Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon regional council in the Negev, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. Moran suggested that the government start with the “carrot” of improved living conditions in authorized, planned cities before moving to the “stick” of destroying illegal encampments. “Let them improve the quality of life in the towns first… Then they can talk about evacuating unauthorized settlement,” she said. The government is planning to implement the “Prawer plan,” which will authorize many illegal Bedouin towns and expand existing Bedouin...
  • Islamic Movement: All Negev Lands Belong to Islam

    12/03/2013 6:40:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 12/3/2013, 3:43 PM | Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
    Leaders of the extremist Islamic Movement in Israel have claimed that Muslim MKs and other communal leaders took part in Saturday’s “Day of Rage” against the Prawer plan, which resettles Bedouin squatters to legal territories in the Negev. In an official statement released earlier this week, the movement blessed the violent protesters, calling them “heroes” for their “honorable battle stance” against the “fascist” Israeli government. The movement claims that Israel is “racist” for trying to “expel the Arabs from the Negev and confiscate the their land.” …
  • Heavy rains cause flooding, serious injury (Israel)

    11/24/2013 3:45:44 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 18NOV2013 | Lazar Berman
    Heavy rains hit Israel Monday, causing floods and one serious injury. The coastal plain and western Negev were hardest hit, seeing 20-40 centimeters (8-15 inches) of precipitation. Flooding was reported in the southern coastal plain in Sderot, Rishon Lezion, Ashdod and Ashkelon, among other locales. In the western Negev town of Ofakim, the flooding caused a wall to collapse, seriously injuring a 56-year-old man. He was knocked out, falling with his head in a puddle. The man was transported in critical condition to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Israel is not expecting additional heavy rain over the next few days.
  • Undiplomatic: Israel Furious After French Diplomat Hits Soldier

    09/22/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 9/22/2013, 3:27 PM | Ari Soffer and Maayana Miskin
    Tensions between Israel and the European Union over the EU boycott of Israelis living in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) may be exacerbated by a new incident in which a French diplomat struck an IDF soldier. The incident occurred as IDF soldiers stopped a “humanitarian aid” shipment of tents and other supplies that were headed for an illegal Bedouin encampment. The equipment was to be sent to Bedouin and foreign activists in the Jordan Valley whose illegal encampment was destroyed last week after the High Court of Justice, Israel’s Supreme Court, ruled that the structures were built without proper permits. The...
  • IWI Israel Factory Tour - Home of the Tavor (video only)

    08/06/2013 5:49:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-28-2013 | Sturmgewehre
    We were invited to Israel to visit the IWI factory just outside of Tel Aviv. Obviously this was a one of a kind opportunity for both MAC and for the YouTube firearms community. We not only toured the home of the Tavor but also the Negev 5.56 and 7.62x51, the Jericho 941, Uzi, Galil ACE and the X95. After the factory tour we headed to the range and fired all of the weapons mentioned, which really was the highlight of the whole trip. It's one thing to see these amazing firearms, but getting to fire them? Out of this world!...
  • Pres. Peres Calls for 100,000 Yesha Jews to Migrate to the Negev

    07/28/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2013, 9:29 AM | Chana Ya’ar
    President Shimon Peres called on Jews from Judea and Samaria last week to send a cohort with their strength and skills to settle the Negev. Addressing an event to mark the 70th anniversary of Kibbutz Revivim—located deep in the Negev—Peres noted that at present, there are only 6,500 residents in the Ramat Hanegev region. … In the Negev, which comprises some 60 percent of the land mass of Israel, there are few Jewish communities and bus routes are still relatively sparse. …
  • (Israel MK Moshe) Feiglin: We’ve Handed over Negev to Arabs

    06/25/2013 2:09:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 6/25/2013, 11:42 AM | Gil Ronen
    MK Moshe Feiglin, a maverick member of the Likud faction, wrote Tuesday on his Facebook page that the vote for regulation of Bedouin lands in the Negev Monday was a defeat for the Jewish people. “Last night, Likud and Bayit Yehudi handed over the Negev to the Bedouins,” he wrote. “The vote yesterday had nothing to do with the rights of the Bedouins. … The real question on the agenda was—whose land is this! … The nation of Israel has forgotten that this is its land,” Feiglin wrote. Israel has “forgotten that it is the son of the lady and...
  • Locusts About to Fly and Devour Crops

    05/19/2013 5:53:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/13
    Keith Cressman of the locust-fighting unit of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said, Sunday, that the locusts crawling around Israel's southern border will start flying in two weeks and be most destructive as they prepare for the trip to the breeding grounds in northern Sudan. Following a tour out in the field, Cressman said he was impressed by the manner and pace of the Agriculture Ministry's determined war on the pests. The ministry is using ground spraying against every swarm that enters from Egypt, with air spraying as needed, around the clock. It noted that there were fewer...
  • MK-Elect Feiglin: Begin's Bedouin Ploy 'Low'

    01/26/2013 2:48:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK-elect Moshe Feiglin (Likud) has come out against the attempt by Minister Benny Begin (Likud) to pass a highly contested pro-Bedouin decision in the cabinet session Sunday. "Former Minister Benny Begin does not respect the democratic decision that he will not be a minister," accused Feiglin, "and in a desperate last-minute move he is trying to carry out a grab, and get the cabinet to adopt a decision in the serious matter of Bedouin settlement in the Negev." "In his proposal, Begin abandons the Jewish settlement enterprise in the Negev and proves that the rule of law and court decisions...
  • Op-Ed: Israeli Children at Play

    06/28/2012 1:59:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/12 | Philip Brodie
    This is a fifteen second marathon. Picture Look at this picture. What do you see? Eight children; or is it seven? Can you tell? What are they doing? Well, the four on the right look like they’ve started to race. You can even tell by their body positions that this isn’t going to be a jog; it’s an all-out sprint. The others, meanwhile, look like late-starters. They’re already behind. The boy closest to you, wearing a green shirt, appears to have decided to drop his bike to join the race. Will he be last to finish? Who’s last in this...
  • The Film Class (Black Slaves under Muslim Palestinians)

    05/21/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Righting · 14 replies
    PetachTikvaMuseum ^ | February 9, 2012
    The Film Class, Uri Rosenwaks, current exhibitions, (Petach Tikva Museum) 9 Feb 2012 – The community of black Bedouins ("Afro-Bedouins") in the desert town of Rahat faces racial and class discrimination deeply rooted in the social conventions of the traditional Bedouin community in the Negev. The black Bedouins' roots lie in East Africa, where they were captured by Arab slave traders and sold in the markets of Zanzibar and Saudi Arabia to white Bedouin tribes. These markets operated until the early 20th century; many of those abducted and their offspring continued to serve as slaves in Palestine until 1948 (when...