18 Tammuz 5776
Monday, July 25 2016
PICTURE OF THE DAY:
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
John Kerry speaking in Vienna on Friday at a meeting to update the 1987 Montreal Protocol on climate change particularly as they relate to emissions from air conditioning units and refrigerators:
‘Yesterday, I met in Washington with 45 nations — defense ministers and foreign ministers — as we were working together on the challenge of the Islamic State, and terrorism. It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we — you — are doing here right now is of equal importance.”
Your humble servant would like to see Kerry deliver his air conditioning message to the tens of thousands who have been slaughtered, raped, and enslaved by Islamic State.
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…Palestinian terrorism not in the mainstream news yesterday…
There were numerous Palestinian Molotov firebomb attacks throughout the day at such locations as Hizma (where a bus was firebombed), Oranit (where a brush fire was started), and Givat Assaf and Efrat (where motorists’ cars were targeted).
There were numerous Palestinian “rock” attacks yesterday at such locations as Issawiya, Avigail, Beit Hanina, Deir Abu Mashal, Tel Rumeida in Hevron, and Al Khader in Gush Etzion.
As on every day, Israelis were wounded and traumatized in the assaults.
…Good news about spam…
The proposed Spam Law passed its second and third readings yesterday in the Knesset.
The new law prohibits non-profits and religious organizations from sending out robo-donation request calls or from sending SMS texting to an individual without prior authorization from the receiver.
The only downside to the law is that political messages are excluded.
…Bad news about education…
In an outrageously bad decision on yesterday, the Netanyahu cabinet decided that core subjects such as math and English will no longer have to be taught in religious educational institutions in order to receive state-funding.
To put this a different way, the cabinet caved in to the United Torah Judaism party thereby keeping the coalition together–and condemned who knows how many religious students to an education devoid of critically important subjects.
…The “non-Islamic” attacks continue in Germany…
If you can believe the German police, “non-Islamic” attacks continue to be carried out by Muslims.
First came the Afghani axe attack on a train a week ago that wounded five people . . .
Then we had the Iranian-German attack in the mall in which 9 were killed while the murderer yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’. . .
Next, yesterday, we saw the Syrian refugee/asylum seeker who hacked a pregnant woman to death with a machete on a sidewalk in the southwestern German town of Reutlingen . . .
Then last night, another Syrian refugee blew himself up outside a wine bar in Ansbach killing 1 and wounding 10–including 2 critically.
Afghanis, Iranians, and Syrians . . . what does the future hold for Europe?
And on the subject of refugees–especially Syrian refugees–what does the future hold for Angela Merkel who was responsible for flooding the country with refugees?
And one last thought: what about all the people who said that a certain U.S. presidential candidate was Islamophobic because he suggested vetting Syrian “refugees” before they came to the U.S.?