Saturday, December 20, 2008

Madoff's impact on Jewish charities

The president of the Jewish Funders Network, Mark Charendoff, has called Madoff’s collapse “the atomic bomb in the world of Jewish philanthropy.” The president of the Institute for Jewish & Community Research, Gary Tobin, spoke in equally dire terms: “For the philanthropic elite who invested with him, the means they would be giving away for many more years is gone. The long-term effects of dollars that would have been contributed is severe.”

Does anyone else see the "irony" or some would say, "justice" in this situation? Wasn't it mainly Zionist Jewish groups pressing for the investigation and closure of Muslim/Islamic charity/philanthropic groups? And, although, not as successfully as the Zionists would have liked, some Muslim charities have been closed. Now, one of their own have stuck it to them. I don't know, maybe it just me, but, I get a warm and satisfying feeling about that...

Jews say Madoff broke criminal taboo

“He might have violated a primitive rule against hurting your own tribe,” said Ira Moses, director of Clinical Services at the William Alanson White Institute, a psychoanalytic training center. “He may have broken a taboo amongst criminals.”

You know the taboo that says Jews should only stick it to the Goyim?

Robert Fisk’s World: One missing word sowed the seeds of catastrophe

No one in 1967 thought the Arab-Israeli conflict would still be in progress 41 years later

Readers who know the problem here will be joined by those who will immediately pick it up. The Israelis say that they are not required to withdraw from all the territories – because the word "all" is missing and since the definite article "the" is missing before the word "territories", its up to Israel to decide which bits of the occupied territories it gives up and which bits it keeps.

Israeli blockade 'forces Palestinians to search rubbish dumps for food'

UN fears irreversible damage is being done in Gaza as new statistics reveal the level of deprivation

"Things have been getting worse and worse," said Chris Gunness of the agency yesterday. "It is the first time we have been seeing people picking through the rubbish like this looking for things to eat. Things are particularly bad in Gaza City where the population is most dense.

Senate-for-sale case threatens new chief of staff

In this Dec. 1, 2008 file photo, White House Chief of Staff designate Rahm Emanuel listens to President-elect Obama

Emanuel did contact the governor's office about the appointment and left Blagojevich with the impression that he was pushing Valerie Jarrett, a close Obama friend, so he wouldn't have to compete with her in the White House for Obama's attention, said a person close to Blagojevich. The person was not authorized to talk about the governor's discussions regarding the vacancy and requested anonymity.

Now, for those of you who DON'T think Emanuel is up to his neck in stink in this one, I have a bridge in Brooklyn and a big clock in London I wanna sell ya... My only question is, "what did the President Elect know and when did he know it?"

Friday, December 19, 2008

Judge toughens Madoff's home detention rules

Facing a growing chorus of angry investors, disgraced financier Bernard Madoff lost his right to leave his home Friday and was ordered to hire private around-the-clock security guards to protect him. U.S. Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz approved the revised bail conditions after prosecutors sent a letter requesting them earlier in the day. The letter, signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc O. Litt, did not explain why the bail conditions needed to be tightened.

I don't have a dog in the fight so I don't really care one way or the other. But, if OJ is sentenced to prison and denied bail pending appeal for trying to take back what was taken from him, they should lock this royal piece of sh*t in prison and thrown away the key. What I find most interesting here is that apparently the Jews who were hoodwinked understand the game. They want to make sure this character don't escape - to Israel...

IDF: OK for Soldiers to Take Food in War

After months of deliberations, IDF legal experts determined that soldiers located in enemy territory in wartime who lack rations may break into civilian homes and stores to take food and drink. Taking food in times of need is acceptable under international law, they decided, and foreign armies do so as well.

So, now its "legal" for IDF (Israeli DEATH Force) troops to steal what little foodstuffs Palestinian families manage to sneak through the Israeli blockade...

How a Zionist in Israel went from leader to public scourge

But four years ago Burg not only walked away from politics. He pretty much walked away from Zionism. In a book that came out last year, and has just been translated and released in the United States, he said Israel should not be a Jewish state, that its law of return granting citizenship to any Jew should be radically altered, that Israeli Arabs were like German Jews during the Second Reich and that, in fact, the entire society felt eerily like Germany just before the rise of Hitler.
  • "I realized something about myself and Israel that frightened me," he said recently, looking back over the past few years. "I realized that Israel had become an efficient kingdom with no prophecy. Where was it going? What is a Jewish democratic state? What does it mean that Jews define themselves by genetics 60 years after genetics were used against them?"

Obama to create Iran outreach post

"The incoming Obama administration plans to create a new position to coordinate outreach to Iran and is considering a number of senior career diplomats, State Department officials and Iran specialists say."

Shady land deal unfolds from West Bank to California strip mall


"The transformation of a piece of West Bank land from a Palestinian field into a Jewish settlement has roots in an unlikely place - Orange County, California - and in a document that a man supposedly signed more than four decades after the date of his death."

U.S. report: Hezbollah fought Israel better than any Arab army

"The authors give a high grade to Hezbollah's performance in the 2006 war, describing it as more effective than that of any Arab army that confronted Israel in the Jewish state's history, and that Hezbollah militants wounded more Israelis per fighter than any previous Arab effort."

Or, in other words, Israel got her as* kicked...