Archive for November, 2014

Tel Aviv synagogue vandalized in protest against Jewish nation-state bill

The words ‘In a place where nation-state laws are passed, books will be burned,’ were spray-painted on the wall of the Tel Aviv International Synagogue HAARETZ The Tel Aviv International Synagogue, which caters to English-speaking Jews, was discovered vandalized Sunday, police said. The words, “In a place where nation-state laws are passed, books will be […]

Impoverished ex-Hasid, 37, suing Quebec over useless schooling

Father of four Yohanan Lowen, living mainly on welfare, is effectively illiterate; only job skill is teaching Aramaic. HAARETZ A 37-year-old former Hasidic Jew is suing the Quebec government for $1.25 million (U.S. $1.1 million) for allowing the ultra-Orthodox schools he attended in the province to teach him nothing of use in the non-Haredi world. […]

Police to probe Facebook page featuring Israeli politicians in Nazi uniforms

President Reuven Rivlin, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Finance Minister Yair Lapid are among the public figures shown in SS uniforms. HAARETZ The State Prosecutor’s Office ordered the police to open an investigation into the posting of fabricated photos depicting the president, ministers and other public figures in Nazi uniforms. Besides President Reuven Rivlin, Justice Minister […]

Germans invent revolutionary elevator, going up and sideways

An elevator every 30 seconds will be a feature of future skyscrapers, promises German tech giant ThyssenKrupp. They have unveiled technology that allows more than one car in a single shaft and the lifts can go sideways as well as up and down. The company says its invention will revolutionize modern architecture, because central […]

France flooding forces 1500 people to evacuate their homes

A car moved by the La Berre river after the city of Portel-des-Corbieres, southern France, was flooded following heavy rains on November 30, 2014. In southern France, more than 1,500 people have been forced to evacuate their homes amid the country’s worst flooding in over a decade. According to French officials, between “800 and […]

Feds tell police to stop “domestic terrorist” Oath Keepers providing free security

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been pressured by the federal government to stop members of Oath Keepers from guarding local homes and businesses targeted by arsonists. Oath Keepers, an organization consisting of former and current military, police and first responders, dispatched several members to Ferguson the day after the Grand Jury announcement to provide […]

Russia dispatches new humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine

A Russian convoy of trucks transporting humanitarian goods enters Ukraine’s restive eastern city of Donetsk, November 30, 2014. Russia has sent another aid convoy to Ukraine’s restive east amid the on-and-off exchanges of fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russians and the worsening humanitarian situation there. On Sunday, more than 1,200 metric tons of supplies, […]

Hundreds demand independence at Scottish Parliament

Hundreds of people have gathered near the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood with St. Andrew’s Cross flags, music and speeches in a celebration of Scottish nationhood, amid continued demands for independence as St. Andrew’s Day celebrations got underway. Poetry recitals, speeches and songs were on the agenda, as people wrapped themselves in flags and “Yes”-related […]

Chuck Hagel’s Fall, by Webster G. Tarpley

Perhaps intimidated by the steady stream of security threats around the White House (two more in the past week), Obama on Nov. 24 unwisely dumped Defense Secretary Hagel without having a suitable replacement ready. Hagel had objected to the Syria policy demanded by the Kerry-Rice-Power humanitarian bomber group, who insist that the main enemy remains […]

Chuck Hagel’s Fall, by Webster G. Tarpley

Perhaps intimidated by the steady stream of security threats around the White House (two more in the past week), Obama on Nov. 24 unwisely dumped Defense Secretary Hagel without having a suitable replacement ready. Hagel had objected to the Syria policy demanded by the Kerry-Rice-Power humanitarian bomber group, who insist that the main enemy remains […]

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