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August 29, 2016
police are expanding their presence into
September, Palestinian attacks have killed 34 Israelis and two visiting
Americans, while 207 Palestinians have been killed, most of them identified as
increased security measures are protecting Israelis, they are posing problems
Arab resident of
Burqan, 28, an Arab truck driver who lives in
Yet even though Burqan condemns the violence, he identifies with the anger and desperation of young Palestinians who live in his neighborhood in poverty and see no progress toward creation of an independent Palestinian state. “With all this despair, our children are easily destroyed by the area’s bad elements — drug dealers, weapons dealers, who take children straight off the street and influence them,” Burqan said.
knives were used in many of the attacks at the beginning, guns have emerged as
the weapon of choice since January. On June 8, two Palestinian attackers used a
submachine gun to shoot a crowded food market in Tel Aviv, killing four people.
Israeli police said they are cracking down on gun-making factories in
Israeli Who Sold Military Equipment to Iran to be Deported to U.S.
Cohen, a resident of Benyamina identifying with the Parmishlan hassidic sect,
will be arrested in the
to the indictment against him, Cohen exported substitute components for army
missiles, personnel carriers and fighter jets from the
Cohen asserted, in his defense, that he held various permits from the Department of Defense to execute business deals for used and substitute parts with foreign governments and companies, and that he held no responsibility for where the parts ended up.
now, even though he has served jail time, he has successfully evaded the
clutches of American law, while being exonerated under the Israeli legal system.
However, today (Sunday), the Supreme Court ruled that Cohen is to be deported to
Teacher Shortage Looms as New School Year Begins
With hundreds of thousands of children preparing to begin the new academic year, school administrators are frantically searching for more teachers to meet the needs of the pubic; "There is no chemistry and no biology. It’s absurd.'
The union of secondary school principals has raised concern over an acute shortage of thousands of teachers for core subjects such as math, English, Bible, physics, chemistry and biology. With the new school year about to begin, some administrators are resorting to desperate measures.
Principals started by sending wanted messages in WhatsApp groups and have even resorted to posting signs on car windows in an attempt to recruit teachers for the start of the school year, when hundreds of thousands of students will return to classrooms.
A Tel Aviv high school principal, Yeroham Levy, said, "I've recruited teachers who have retired, including a 62 year-old Bible teacher and another 57 year old, and both were excellent. I have no problem with the age, but I can't build a long-term curriculum if I can't get younger teachers."
Due to the shortage, the physics, chemistry and biology departments had to be closed and students who were interested in studying these subjects had to have special transportation to other facilities in the area. “There is no chemistry and no biology. It’s absurd,” said Levy.
The results of the shortage could be disastrous and cause a variety of problems including the closing of entire specializations in high schools, a reduction in teaching hours of certain core subjects, the hiring of teachers with no certificates and assigning teachers subjects they are not trained in.
have also begun to feel the difficulties associated with shortages, as students
who want to study physics in high schools in central
Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and head of the Parents Caucus, MK Meir Cohen, warned of the serious damage to the younger generation, saying “There is a massive shortage that has sadly gone unnoticed by the Ministry of Education and it is leading to a compromise in the quality of teachers at the expense of the students. The fact that administrators are willing to accept full-time teachers without proper certification is the most difficult part of the reality affecting classrooms."
According to Cohen, the main problem
causing the shortage is the difficult conditions that teachers in
Circumstances which led to the shortage include retirement of veteran teachers, difficulty of young teachers to integrate due to low salaries, social disdain for the profession, overcrowded classrooms and low numbers of students enrolling in teaching programs in higher education. In certain cases, such as with English, talented teachers are poached for private sector jobs which provide more attractive benefits.
The Ministry of Education is promoting a series of reforms to address the low numbers of recruitment, especially among the young, to the profession. Additionally, permission has been granted to allow teachers to teach more subjects, as well as increasing the number of students participating in virtual classes via the internet.
The Ministry of Education insists that the shortage is “localized and not in the thousands.” In response to the issue, the Ministry has said, “Contrary to what has been claimed, the Ministry makes it difficult to bring in teachers who do not have the necessary certifications and will not allow reforms making it easier to bring in unqualified teachers. In the isolated places where there are shortages, the Ministry will provide the appropriate solution.”
Germans Told to Stockpile Food and Water in Case of Attack
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Germans are told by their government to stockpile food in case of attack or catastrophe
German government has faced increasing criticism regarding the security
situation in their country in the wake of two terrorist attacks in July and a
shooting rampage by an unstable teenager last month.
But in its latest response to the deteriorating situation, the German government has surprisingly issued plans to tell citizens to stockpile 10 days of food supplies and five days worth of water to use in case of attack or catastrophe, according to details leaked to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sontagszeitung.
It is unclear whether these measures will be mandatory or a government recommendation, but the measures are designed to “prepare appropriately for a development that could threaten our existence and cannot be categorically ruled out in the future,” according to the government report quoted by the newspaper.
The report also mentions the necessity of a reliable alarm system, better structural protection of buildings and more capacity in the health system. The Interior Ministry spokesman said that the plan will be discussed Wednesday by the cabinet and presented later that afternoon to the public. Recently the German Defense minister had described his country as in the ‘crosshairs of terrorism' and had urged preparation for potential large scale military attacks.
The Israeli Game that Arab Countries Love
Israel-based Jelly Button Games announced that one of their games, Pirate Kings,
has recently crossed the threshold of 70 million players who have downloaded and
played the game. As such, the game is officially one of the most popular
smartphone games designed in
Button Games, which was established in 2011 and whose offices are in Tel Aviv,
is one of the most prominent smartphone game companies in
to the company, 70 million players have downloaded the game and played it since
its release. However, the number of active players has not been revealed. About
60% of players come from the
Thousands Gather to Dedicate Torah Scroll Purchased Letter by Letter
Thousands gathered at the Western Wall this weekend to celebrate the dedication of a special Torah scroll, each of whose letters was purchased by an Israeli child. Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar and Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinowitz were honored guests.
scroll contains 304,805 letters, each of which was sold to a child for 4 shekels
(about $1). This is the sixth scroll written expressly for the children of
The project of selling the individual letters of the Torah text was inspired by the late Lubavitcher Rebbe Menahem Mendel Schneersohn, the renowned leader of the Chabad movement, who decades ago issued a call to create a Torah in which each letter would be dedicated to Jewish children. Thus far, over 2 million children have taken part in the creation of Torah scrolls.
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Donald Duck: Der Fuehrer's Face https://youtu.be/bn20oXFrxxg
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The Ducktators: https://youtu.be/KsBG34TSJJ4
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Donald Duck: Commando Duck: https://youtu.be/IWAf3dQxAfQ
3 Little Pigs: Blitz Wolf: https://youtu.be/6f8STwtqdeg
Popeye: Spinach fer Britain https://youtu.be/c7WYKJaCrg8
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YOU SAY YOU WANT CHANGE?
By Frances Bernay-Cohen
I can't speak for you, but my grandparents came to the United States to find a refuge from "change." They came to The United States where their basic freedoms were guaranteed by the Constitution; where they could build a future on this solid ground.
Whether our forefathers and forI'm sure you will find some truth in this song.
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Paradise Regained, Paradise Lost
By Don Canaan (Commentary)
This year marked the 34th anniversary of the return of the Sinai by Israel to Egypt--a day of mourning by many of the 2,000 settlers who settled and later were forcibly evacuated by Israeli authorities under the command of Ariel Sharon, from the seaside city of Yamit on the Mediterranean.
Yamit was former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's dream--a projected seaport and city of 250,000 founded on the Sinai sand dunes overlooking date palm trees and the blue Mediterranean--a populated buffer between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on the other side of the Suez Canal.
Some alternate historians say Moses and the children of Israel passed near the site of Yamit 3,500 years ago as they wandered for 40 years through the Sinai Desert on their way to the proverbial land of milk and honey.
Since April 25, 1982 only the whine of the desert wind weaves its currents through the crevices of destroyed homes, businesses and monument--a memorial to the young men who died during the 1967 Six Day war.
Christians, Jews and Muslims died during three Arab-Israeli wars and battles that took place in the Sinai in 1956, 1967 and 1973--Egyptian and Israeli--young people who fought and died in that desolate, forsaken desert wasteland.
The modern-day chariot carrying Egyptian President Mohammed Anwar al-Sadat hugged the intermittently green coastline of Sinai on its historic mission to Jerusalem. Israelis glancing upward into the clear night sky saw merely a jet banking gently to the northwest.
Official Israeli government policy was that the settlers had to be removed and the army came and forcibly removed the remaining diehard residents. The Jerusalem Post described the scene: Apocalypse had arrived in Yamit and in the dust and noise and destruction one could wander freely. Dozens of bulldozers and giant mobile air hammers were loose in the city like a pack of predatory beasts."
April 25, 20011 marked the 29th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Yamit and Sinai and a cold peace between long-term enemies.
That gift of peace silently glided overhead as the Sabbath disappeared and the stars appeared. At 8:01 p.m. Sadat's jetliner landed at Ben-Gurion Airport and the first minutes of a then potential peace came to the Middle East.
Old enemies became new friends. The crowds roared its approval when Sadat shook hands with Moshe Dayan. A person standing nearby, according to the Jerusalem Post, said Sadat told Dayan, "Don't worry Moshe, it will be all right."
The peace treaty between the two nations was signed on March 26, 1979 and on April 25, 1982; the events that had started on a November day at Camp David came to fruition. Sinai was returned to Egypt. Yamit was bulldozed to the ground. But Anwar Sadat did not live to see that day. He had been assassinated seven months before.
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