Next Year in Jerusalem

Pesach (Passover) seder is in a few days.

What does Next Year in Jerusalem mean to you?

If you are not living in Israel, you need to move to Israel NOW!!
Look at all the things you are missing.

Pesach Shopping

You know exactly what you can buy in every Store. and in many store everything is without Kitniyot. - Leavened foods concealed behind plastic at Jerusalem supermarket during Passover

You know exactly what you can buy in every Store. and in many store everything is without Kitniyot. – Leavened foods concealed behind plastic at Jerusalem supermarket during Passover

The White plastic film covering the shelves of Chametz is what our local store dose, but a lot of stores remove all Chametz completely weeks before Pesach.

All the Dairy is Kosher for Pesach at least a week before Pesach.

I personal like Rami Levi Mehadrin in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem. The products have no Kitniyot.

Pesach Supermarket Shopping


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A Country of Chessid (Kindness)

The IDF helping with Pesach Food Boxes for the poor.

The IDF helping with Pesach Food Boxes for the poor.

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef “Today thank God most of the nation of Israel is here in the land of Israel.”

Be part of the Majority. Make Aliyah Today!

It’s time to come home! Nefesh B’Nefesh: Live the Dream 1-866-4-ALIYAH UK 0800 075 7200 Come home to the Land of Emuna

Nefesh B'Nefesh: Live the Dream US & CAN 1-866-4-ALIYAH | UK 020-8150-6690 or 0800-085-2105 | Israel 02-659-5800

Nefesh B’Nefesh: Live the Dream US & CAN 1-866-4-ALIYAH | UK 020-8150-6690 or 0800-085-2105 | Israel 02-659-5800

Be sure to try out a Wonder Pot-סיר פלא. It is great when you do not have a Kosher for Pesach large oven. You can use it like an oven on the stovetop.

Wonder Pot (Hebrew: סיר פלא‎, seer peh-leh) is an Israeli invention for baking on top of a gas stove rather than in an oven. It consists of three parts: an aluminium pot shaped like a Bundt pan except smooth-sided rather than fluted, a hooded cover perforated with venting holes, and a thick, round, slightly domed metal disc with a center hole that is placed between the pot and the flame.A Wonder Pot can be used to bake cakes, casseroles, rice, potatoes, apples, and even meat and chicken.

Pesach Wonder Pot סיר פלא Recipe Baked Potato סיר פלא-תפוחי אדמה

  • Place 6 – 10 small or Medium Potatoes in the bottom of the Wonder Pot סיר פלא, they can even be standing up,
  • Place lid on and Bake on Medium Heat
  • Check the Potatoes
    Medium Potatoes – 1 hour: If they are soft and done. If not fully baked cook for another 30 minutes

You can also Cut up Potatoes, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, or any vegetable into chunks or slices. Drizzle Olive Oil on top and Bake

 Wonder Pot-סיר פלא-potato-תפוחי אדמה

Wonder Pot-סיר פלא-potato-תפוחי אדמה

Pesach Wonder Pot סיר פלא RecipePotato Knishes

first boil the clean potatoes

first boil the clean potatoes

Chop up fresh onions and fresh large garlic then Brown then together in Olive oil be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China.

Chop up fresh onions and fresh large garlic then Brown then together in Olive oil be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China.

Be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China.

Be sure to use fresh garlic of stead of the small dried garlic from China.

After boiling the Potatoes, drain the Potatoes and peel them.

After boiling the Potatoes, drain the Potatoes and peel them.

Mix everything except matzoh meal then roll into big balls and roll in matzoh meal.

Mix everything except matzoh meal then roll into big balls and roll in matzoh meal.

The Wonder Pot: bottom flame heat diffuser, the Pot and top cover with holes to let the heat out.

The Wonder Pot: bottom flame heat diffuser, the Pot and top cover with holes to let the heat out.

Place the heat flame diffuser on the center of the burner facing down so that the center dimple is facing down and the rim is up.

Place the heat flame diffuser on the center of the burner facing down so that the center dimple is facing down and the rim is up.

Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

Put the Potato Knishes in wonder baker all around, and bake for ½ hour and check and then another ½ hour til cooked, check so it doesn’t burn. Use a medium flame. Absolutely delicious.

Put the Potato Knishes in wonder baker all around, and bake for ½ hour and check and then another ½ hour til cooked, check so it doesn’t burn. Use a medium flame. Absolutely delicious.

Use a medium to low flame. Absolutely delicious.

Use a medium to low flame. Absolutely delicious.

It's done.

It’s done.

 Wonder Pot-סיר פלא-potato-תפוחי אדמה

Wonder Pot-סיר פלא-potato-תפוחי אדמה

Pesach Wonder Pot סיר פלא Recipe

Potato Knishes

5 Cups mashed potatoes

3 eggs

¾ Cup matzoh meal

salt and pepper to taste

chopped up fresh garlic optional

2 onions

olive oil to line pot

Brown onions and garlic (if using) in pan. Mix everything except matzoh meal and roll into big balls and roll in matzoh meal, place in wonder baker all around, and bake for ½ hour and check and then another ½ hour til cooked, check so it doesn’t burn. Use a medium flame. Absolutely delicious.

Carol Umbehocker’s Delicious Squash Kugel for Passover

Baked Squash Kugel for Passover

3 lb. (1.36 Kg) Yellow summer squash

½ Cup chopped onions

½ Cup Matzoh meal

2 eggs

1/2 Cup of vegetable oil or 1 stick margarine (Kitniyot) divided in half

1 teaspoon Salt or to taste

1 Tablespoon. sugar

½ teaspoon pepper to taste

Wash and cut up the squash. Boil until tender. Drain thoroughly, then mash. Add all ingredients to squash and ½ stick of melted margarine.

Melt remaining margarine. Pour mixture into baking dish then spread melted margarine over top and sprinkle with matzo meal.

Bake at 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C for 1 hour or until top is brown.

Try fresh steamed vegetables as a side dish

Try the Potato Knishes with steamed vegetables.

Try the Potato Knishes with steamed vegetables.

Try the Potato Knishes with steamed vegetables.

Try the Potato Knishes with steamed vegetables.

Pesach Wonder Baker Pot סיר פלא Recipe-Wonder Pot Classic Cake By: Yaara Holtzman

“מתכוני פסח מיוחדים ל”סיר פלא

זוכרים את ’סיר-הפלא יש לו תחייה מחודשת מכינים בו עוגות, שאגב לא מביישות אף אופה מקצועית, על… הגאז!

מאת: יערה הולצמן



זוכרים את ’סיר-הפלא?’ כן, סיר המתכת העגול עם החור, שהסבתות שלנו, השתמשו בו בימי ה’צנע’? ובכן, יש לו תחייה מחודשת! היות ולהרבה משפחות אין תנור מיוחד לפסח ולא כולם נוהגים להכשיר את התנור הרגיל. לפיכך, מכינים עוגות, שאגב לא מביישות אף אופה מקצועית, על… הגאז!



עוגת ’סיר פלא’ קלאסית


  • 6 ביצים מופרדות
  • 1 כוס סוכר
  • ¾ כוס קמח תפוחי אדמה
  • ¾ כוס שמן
  • 1 כוס אגוזים קצוצים
  • 1 כפית קינמון
  • 1 תפוח עץ או גזר
  • 1 אבקת אפיה

אופן ההכנה:

מערבבים את החלמונים עם ¾ כוס סוכר ומוסיפים את קמח תפוחי האדמה, האגוזים, אבקת האפייה, השמן והקינמון. מגררים תפוח עץ או גזר ומוסיפים לתערובת.

בנפרד, מקציפים את החלבונים עם ¼ כוס סוכר. מוסיפים לתערובת בתנועות קיפול.

משמנים את ’סיר הפלא’ ושופכים פנימה את התערובת. סוגרים את הסיר. מחממים את טבעת המתכת המיוחדת שרוכשים עם סיר ’ואופים’ ע”ג אש בינונית – נמוכה, למשך ¾ שעה.

עוגת שלוש שכבות


  • 6 ביצים מופרדות
  • 2 כפות קקאו
  • 2 כפות קמח תפוחי אדמה
  • 1 חבילה קוקוס
  • 3 כפות שמן
  • 2 כפות יין
  • 1 אבקת אפייה

אופן ההכנה:

להקציף חלבונים עם 1 כוס סוכר. בנפרד להקציף חלמונים עם ½ כוס סוכר. להוסיף לתערובת החלמונים שמן, קקאו, קמח תפוחי אדמה ויין.



מחצית מקערת החלבונים המוקצפים להכניס לקערת החלמונים בתנועות עטיפה. לקצף החלבונים הנותר להוסיף את הקוקוס.

לשמן את ’סיר הפלא’ ולשפוך את מחצית מתערובת החלמונים לסיר.

להוסיף את קצף החלבונים והקוקוס ולשטח על גבי השכבה השנייה בעזרת כף.

לשפוך את יתרת תערובת החלמונים מלמעלה. לסגור את הסיר. לחמם את טבעת המתכת המיוחדת שרוכשים עם הסיר ו’לאפות’ ע”ג אש בינונית – נמוכה, למשך ¾ שעה.

* הכותבת יערה הולצמן, למדה עיצוב, ועבדה בתור ארט-דירקטורית וקופירייטרית במשרדי פרסום שונים. כיום היא עסוקה בעיקר בגידול ילדים, בישול וספונג’ה, ובין לבין היא גם “חוטאת” בכתיבה.

* מובא באדיבות אתר aish של “אש התורה” שהיא רשת בינלאומית וא-פוליטית של מרכזים לחינוך יהודי.

Special Passover Wonder Pot recipes

{This is a traslation into English via Google}
Remember the wonder pot has a reassertion prepare cakes, which by the way is not put to shame even a professional baker, the … gas!
By: Yaara Holtzman

Remember the ‘wonder pot?’ The metal pot with a round hole, our grandmothers, used during H’tzna? Well, it has a revival! Since many families have no special oven for Passover and not all of them tend to use the regular oven. Therefore, make cakes, which by the way is not put to shame even a professional baker, the … gas!

Wonder Pot Classic Cake


6 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
¾ cup potato flour
¾ cup oil
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 apple or carrot
1 baking powder


Mix the egg yolks with ¾ cup sugar and add the flour, potatoes, nuts, baking powder, and cinnamon oil. Grate an apple or carrot and add to the mixture.

Separately, beat the egg yolks with ¼ cup sugar. Fold add to the mix.

Grease the ‘Wonder pot and pour in the mixture. Close the pot. Place the metal ring on the Burner Flang facing up, put the Wonder pot on the ring and bake ‘with on medium heat – Low, for ¾ hour.

Three-layer cake


1 ½ cup sugar
6 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons potato flour
1 package coconut
3 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons wine
Baking powder 1


Whisk egg whites with 1 cup of sugar. Separately whisk egg yolks with ½ cup sugar. Add the egg yolk mixture of oil, cocoa, flour, potatoes and wine.

Half a bowl of whites put in a bowl of egg yolks wrapping movements. Egg whites add the remaining coconut.

Lubricate the ‘Wonder pot and pour half of the egg yolk mixture into the pot.

Add the egg whites and coconut and flatten onto the second layer with a spoon.

Pour the remaining egg mixture on top. Close the pot. Place the metal ring on the Burner Flang facing up, put the Wonder pot on the ring and ‘bake’ with on medium heat – Low, for ¾ hour.

* The author Yaara Holtzman, studied design and worked as art director and copywriter in various advertising agencies. She is currently busy with raising children, cooking and mop up, and in between is also a “sinner” in writing.

Excerpted courtesy of a aish of “Aish HaTorah” which is an international network and a-political centers of Jewish Education.

From Here is a Torte without Potato flour or Potato Starch that normally contains Sulfites used as a preservative or whitening agent that is lethal to asthmatics.

Mock Chestnut Torte

by Marcy Goldman | Epicurious 1998

A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking

Mock Chestnut Torte
Yield: Makes 14 to 18 servings



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted Passover margarine
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes, fresh or canned
  • 1 teaspoon Passover rum extract (optional)
  • 10 ounces good-quality semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Ganache Glaze

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  • (optional)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • Curls of semi-sweet chocolate
  • Pureed strawberries or raspberries


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch springform pan with baking parchment.
In a mixing bowl, cream the unsalted margarine or butter with the 1/3 cup sugar. Blend in the egg yolks, then the mashed sweet potatoes, rum extract (if using), and cooled chocolate.

In another bowl, with clean beaters, whip the egg whites gently until they are a bit foamy. Then add in the salt and whip on a higher speed, slowly dusting in the two tablespoons of sugar to form stiff, glossy (but not dry) peaks. Fold one third of the egg whites into the sweet potato/chocolate mixture and work them in well to loosen the batter. Then, gently fold in the remaining egg whites, blending well but taking care not to deflate the mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes. The cake rises and looks dry, and slightly cracked on top when done. The middle should be soft but firm. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. At this point, the cake can be frozen for up to a month. Even if serving it the same day, chill the cake for an hour or two before finishing it with the ganache glaze.
Chocolate Ganache Glaze:
In a double boiler, bring the water to a gentle boil and add the chopped chocolate all at once. Remove from the heat and stir briskly with a wire whisk until all the chocolate melts and you have a thick glaze or sauce-like topping. Refrigerate for an hour or so. (You can also make this ahead and refrigerate it for up to a week or two. Simply warm it to the right temperature for glazing the cake.)

Invert the cake onto a cardboard circle or cake board so that the smooth, flat bottom faces up. Do not be dismayed if this is not a high cake — it is a torte and is meant to be a little less than statuesque. Pour the glaze over the cake and, using a metal spatula, even out the glaze and spread it along the sides.

Instead of the glaze, you can also simply sift some cocoa over the top of the cake or decorate it with curls of chocolate (using a vegetable peeler and a warmish chocolate bar). The cake can also be offered with a pureed raspberry or strawberry sauce, garnished with chocolate shavings, or left as is, with a citrus leaf, a sweetheart rose, or several berries in the center.
Source Information
Reprinted with permission from A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking by Marcy Goldman. © 2009 Whitecap Books, Ltd.

When Erev Pesach is Shabbat

Daily Halachic Corner – 336 – Pesach 2021 – Rav Dayan Elgrod!

Real Pesach in Jerusalem

The Passover Recipe That You DON’T Want to Miss!

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef “Today thank God most of the nation of Israel is here in the land of Israel.”

Be part of the Majority. Make Aliyah Today!

It’s time to come home! Nefesh B’Nefesh: Live the Dream 1-866-4-ALIYAH UK 0800 075 7200 Come home to the Land of Emuna

Nefesh B'Nefesh: Live the Dream US & CAN 1-866-4-ALIYAH | UK 020-8150-6690 or 0800-085-2105 | Israel 02-659-5800

Nefesh B’Nefesh: Live the Dream US & CAN 1-866-4-ALIYAH | UK 020-8150-6690 or 0800-085-2105 | Israel 02-659-5800

Now that the majority of Jews are in their homeland we can have Korban Pesach!

Bring out the Mint jelly!

Kotel, Western Wall, Jerusalem, Shavuot

Kotel, Western Wall, Jerusalem, Shavuot

Is Korban Pesach Obligatory Today?

Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part I – Introduction
Published on Dec 19, 2016We must wait for Moshiach to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?Building the Holy Temple will cause World War III. Fact or myth?Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization .SOURCES:

Jerusalem is the center of the World - Title: Die gantze Welt in ein Kleberblat, welches in der Stadt Hannover, meines lieben Vaterlandes Wapen Description: Depicting the world as a cloverleaf, this cartographic curiosity reflects the traditional Medieval world view of three continents.

Jerusalem is the center of the World – Title:
Die gantze Welt in ein Kleberblat, welches in der Stadt Hannover, meines lieben Vaterlandes Wapen
Depicting the world as a cloverleaf, this cartographic curiosity reflects the traditional Medieval world view of three continents.

*breaking the glass: BT Talmud Berachot 30,31

*fruit was lost: Sotah 9, 12

*all the Torah’s commandments are for all of israel to fulfill – Rambam, Igeret HaShmad (Letter on Persecution), Yitzchak Shilat Edition, Volume I, pp. 57-58

*Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot, Positive Commandments number 20

*Rashi on BT Sukkah 41:a, Ezekiel 43:11 (“so that they keep: They will learn the matters of the measurements from your mouth so that they will know how to do them at the time of the end.”)

The sources can also be found at…

Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part II: Falling from Heaven

Published on Feb 6, 2017

The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to this question and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.


Old World Map -Jerusalem City Hall

Old World Map -Jerusalem City Hall

Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot, Shoresh Shlishi

Rambam, 13 Principles of Faith, Introduction to Tractate Sanhedrin

Rambam, Igeret HaShmad

Deut. 29:28

Rambam, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah 9,1

Sefer HaIkarim 3:16

Maharal Tiferet Yisrael 51

‘clearly according to halacha it is a mitzva for Israel to build the Beit HaMikdash, Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira 1,1

Aruch L’Ner on Sukkah 41.A, on Rashi ‘Ei Nami’

Rambam, Sefer HaMitzvot 20

Or HaChaim on Shemot 25:8

Sifre BaMidbar, 92

S’Mag, Positive Commandments 163

Sanhedrin 17.b, Shavuot 15.a, Jerusalem Sanhedrin 1,3,

Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira 6,11

The Mitzvot are for Israel to Fulfill (G-d commands, we fulfill); G-d does not do the commandments:

Ramchal Derech Hashem 1:2:2; Makot 23b; Devarim 6:24-25; 30:11; Bereshith Rabbah 44:1; Vayikra Rabbah 13:3; Tanchuma, Shemini 8; Midrash Tehillim 18:25; Yalkut Shimoni 2:121; Rambam Moreh Nevuchim 3:26-27; Avodat HaKodesh, Chelek HaAvodah 3; Shnei Luchot HaBrit, Shaar HaGadol 1:48b; Maharal Tiferet Yisrael 7.

Opinions of Rashi/Tosafot: Sukkah 41:a, Rosh Hashana 30:a, Shavuot 15:b

source for information about R. Y. ben Chanina B’reishith Rabbah 64

Ezekial 43:11, Rashi says ‘so that they will know to do them’

source for R. Yehiel of Paris…Kaftor Va’Ferach, Rabbi Ashtori HaParchi, Chapter 6

The sources can also be found at…

Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part III: Mashiach vs the People

Published on Mar 23, 2017

We must wait for the messiah to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?

Quoting directly from Israel’s most illustrious sages, Rabbi Richman explodes myth after myth concerning Moshiach and his role in the building of the Holy Temple.

From previous chapters in the Temple Institute’s Holy Temple Myth Busters Series:

The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?

Building the Holy Temple will cause World War III. Fact or myth?

Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.

This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.


Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Beit HaBechira 1,1

Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim 11,1

Maimonides Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Melachim 12
Malachi 3:1

Pesikta Rabati 36

Maimonides, Sefer Igeret HaShmad

The sources can also be found at…

Holy Temple Myth Busters: Part IV: Korban Pesach: To Be Or Not To Be?
Published on Apr 3, 2017
The Passover Offering is a thing of the past. It’s not relevant today. Fact or myth?Quoting directly from Israel’s most illustrious sages, Rabbi Richman explains why it is not only possible to bring the Korban Pesach today, but it is imperative to do so.From previous chapters in the Temple Institute’s Holy Temple Myth Busters Series:We must wait for the messiah to build the Holy Temple. Fact or myth?The Holy Temple will descend ready-made from heaven. Fact or myth?Rabbi Chaim Richman provides the answers from the sources of Torah wisdom to these questions and many more in this multi-part series which will bust all of the myths that have come to clutter Jewish thought concerning the building of the Holy Temple and its significance to the entire world.This video was made possible in part by the Shraga family of the USA, and by the Temple Institute, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.SOURCES FOR THIS VIDEO:Exodus Chapter 12Numbers 9:13Kritot 22:bRambam Hilchot Teshuva 8, 1Rambam Hilchot Biyat HaMikdash, Chapter 4, 7Chasam Sofer Responsa, Yoreh Deah #236R. Ashtori HaParchi, Kaftor V’Ferach, Chapter 6Ya’avetz Responsa, Section I, #99Maharatz Chajes, Kuntrus Acharon, Avodat HaMikdash 76Rambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira Chapter 6, 15Rambam end of Hilchot Klei HaMikdash, Maharatz Chajes Kuntrus Acharon Chapter 2HaRav Tzvi Hersch Kalisher, Drishat Tzion, Additions to Ma’amar Kadishin, Ma’alat Eretz Noshavat 5, Neilat Sha’arimRambam Hilchot Beit HaBechira Chapter 7, 23HaRav Yitzchak Itinga, Respona Mahari, Sec. I, Orach Chaim 88The sources can also be found at

These sheep are in Jerusalem outside our window

Kohanim in uniform

Kohanim in uniform

Arab Sheep grazing on Jewish Jerusalem land

Arab Sheep grazing on Jewish Jerusalem land

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Rabbi Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks


Why Civilisations Die

In her recent “The Watchman’s Rattle”, subtitled ‘Thinking our way out of extinction’, Rebecca Costa delivers a fascinating account of how civilisations die. Their problems become too complex. Societies reach what she calls a cognitive threshold. They simply can’t chart a path from the present to the future.

The example she gives is the Mayans. For a period of three and a half thousand years, between 2600BCE and 900CE, they developed an extraordinary civilisation, spreading over what is today Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize with an estimated population of 15 million people.

Not only were they master potters, weavers, architects and farmers. They developed an intricate cylindrical calendar system, with celestial charts to track the movements of the stars and predict weather patterns. They had their own unique form of writing as well as an advanced mathematical system. Most impressively they developed a water-supply infrastructure involving a complex network of reservoirs, canals, dams and levees.

Then suddenly, for reasons we still don’t fully understand, the entire system collapsed. Sometime between the middle of the eighth and ninth century the majority of the Mayan people simply disappeared. There have been many theories as to why it happened. It may have been a prolonged drought, overpopulation, internecine wars, a devastating epidemic, food shortages, or a combination of these and other factors. One way or another, having survived for 35 centuries, Mayan civilisation failed and became extinct.

Rebecca Costa’s argument is that whatever the causes, the Mayan collapse, like the fall of the Roman Empire, and the Khmer Empire of thirteenth century Cambodia, occurred because problems became too many and complicated for the people of that time and place to solve. There was cognitive overload, and systems broke down.

It can happen to any civilisation. It may, she says, be happening to ours. The first sign of breakdown is gridlock. Instead of dealing with what everyone can see are major problems, people continue as usual and simply pass their problems on to the next generation. The second sign is a retreat into irrationality. Since people can no longer cope with the facts, they take refuge in religious consolations. The Mayans took to offering sacrifices.

Archeologists have uncovered gruesome evidence of human sacrifice on a vast scale. It seems that, unable to solve their problems rationally, the Mayans focused on placating the gods by manically making offerings to them. So apparently did the Khmer.

Which makes the case of Jews and Judaism fascinating. They faced two centuries of crisis under Roman rule between Pompey’s conquest in 63 BCE and the collapse of the Bar Kochba rebellion in 135 CE. They were hopelessly factionalised. Long before the Great Rebellion against Rome and the destruction of the Second Temple, Jews were expecting some major cataclysm.
What is remarkable is that they did not focus obsessively on sacrifices, like the Mayans and the Khmer. Instead they focused on finding substitutes for sacrifice. One was gemillat chassadim, acts of kindness. Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai comforted Rabbi Yehoshua, who wondered how Israel would atone for its sins without sacrifices, with the words, “My son we have another atonement as effective as this: acts of kindness, as it is written (Hosea 6:6), ‘I desire kindness and not sacrifice'” (Avot d’Rabbi Natan 8).

Another was Torah study. The sages interpreted Malachi’s words (1:11), “In every place offerings are presented to My name”, to refer to scholars who study the laws of sacrifice. (Menachot 100a). “One who recites the order of sacrifices is as if he had brought them” (Taanit 27b).
Another was prayer. Hosea said, “Take words with you and return to the Lord … We will offer our lips as sacrifices of bulls” (Hosea 14:2-3), implying that words could take the place of sacrifice. “He who prays in the house of prayer is as if he brought a pure oblation” (Talmud Yerushalmi, B’rachot 5:1).

Yet another was T’shuva. The Psalm (51:19) says “the sacrifices of God are a contrite spirit.” From this the sages inferred that “if a person repents it is accounted to him as if he had gone up to Jerusalem and built the Temple and the altar and offered on it all the sacrifices ordained in the Torah” (Vayikra Rabba 7:2).
A fifth was fasting. Since going without food diminished a person’s fat and blood, it counted as a substitute for the fat and blood of a sacrifice (B’rachot 17a). A sixth was hospitality. “As long as the Temple stood, the altar atoned for Israel, but now a person’s table atones for him” (B’rachot 55a). And so on.

What is striking in hindsight is how, rather than clinging obsessively to the past, sages like Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai thought forward to a worstcase-scenario future. The great question raised by Tzav, which is all about different kinds of sacrifice, is not “Why were sacrifices commanded in the first place?” but rather, given how central they were to the religious life of Israel in Temple times, how did Judaism survive without them?
The short answer is that overwhelmingly the prophets, the sages, and the Jewish thinkers of the Middle Ages realised that sacrifices were symbolic enactments of processes of mind, heart and deed that could be expressed in other ways as well. We can encounter the will of God by Torah study, engage in the service of God by prayer, make financial sacrifice by charity, create sacred fellowship by hospitality and so on.

Jews did not abandon the past. We still refer constantly to the sacrifices in our prayers. But they did not cling to the past. Nor did they take refuge in irrationality. They thought through the future and created institutions like the synagogue and house of study and school that could be built anywhere and sustain Jewish identity even in the most adverse conditions.

That is no small achievement. The world’s greatest civilisations have all, in time, become extinct while Judaism has always survived. In one sense that was surely Divine Providence. But in another it was the foresight of people like Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai who resisted cognitive breakdown, created solutions today for the problems of tomorrow, who did not seek refuge in the irrational, and who quietly built the Jewish future.

Surely there is a lesson here for the Jewish people today: Plan generations ahead. Think at least 25 years into the future. Contemplate worst-case scenarios. Ask what we would do, if… What saved the Jewish people was their ability, despite their deep and abiding faith, never to let go of rational thought, and despite their loyalty to the past, to keep planning for the future.

JerusalemCats Comment: On the other hand you have this:

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Knesset Member Amir Ohana to american leftist Jew If I will have to choose

From Esser Agaroth: Rashi suggests the possibility that only 20% of Israel left Egypt, at the time of our great exodus from there. How so?
וַיַּסֵּב אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָעָם דֶּרֶךְ הַמִּדְבָּר, יַם-סוּף; וַחֲמֻשִׁים עָלוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם. (שמות יג,יח)

But God led the people about, by the way of the wilderness by the Red Sea; and the children of Israel went up (hamushim) armed out of the land of Egypt. (Ex. 13:18)

On the word hamushim, he offers an alternative translation to “armed.”

דבר אחר: חמושים אחד מחמשה יצאו, וארבעה חלקים מתו בשלשת ימי אפילה.

Another thing: one fifth of five [fifths] left, and four parts (fifths) died in the [plague of the] three days of darkness.

Several sources, such as the Kol HaTor, suggest parallels between our exodus from exile in Egypt and how we will complete our exodus from the current exile of Edom, including the possibility that only four fifths of us will make it out this time as well.

Who knows? There might even be three days of darkness. However, this time final time around, will these days of darkness necessarily be physical?

Instead, they could be spiritual, and unfortunately, the may have already begun for European [or American] Jewry.

May our recalling of the exodus from Egyptian exile this Pesach (Passover) inspire those Jews still entrenched in Europe, to complete their own Exodus.

JerusalemCats Comment: Something to think about: What percentage of Jews made it out of Spain in 1492. 10%? What percentage of Jews made it out of Europe in 1939 before the Holocaust. 10%?

From Holocaust Encyclopedia

The Jewish communities of eastern Europe were devastated. In 1933, Poland had the largest Jewish population in Europe, numbering over three million. By 1950, the Jewish population of Poland was reduced to about 45,000. The Soviet Union had the largest remaining Jewish population, with some two million Jews. Romania’s Jewish population was nearly 757,000 in 1930 and fell to approximately 280,000 (1950). Most of these demographic losses were due to the Holocaust, the rest to postwar emigration from Europe.

Before the Nazi takeover of power in 1933, Europe had a vibrant and mature Jewish culture. By 1945, most European Jews—two out of every three—had been killed. Most of the surviving remnant of European Jewry decided to leave Europe. Hundreds of thousands established new lives in Israel, the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, South America, and South Africa.

Caroline Glick The American Jewish Community’s Moment to Choose

As for the risks living in Israel with Hamas, Fatah (PA) and the other crazies;To quote General George S. Patton

“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. “

 “You (the Arabs) have a choice, The peace of prosperity or the peace of unburied death. The choice is yours”

Just look at all the attacks to the Jewish Community in the US!

Come home to Israel while you still can.

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My Favorite Pesach Cleaning Checklist by Rabbi Scheinberg

Is Passover cleaning getting you stressed out, tired out, and flipping out with your kids and husband? Rabbi Scheinberg Shlit”a says: Don’t go overboard, Jewish mom! If you are starting to look like the woman in this video, I recommend that you print up Rabbi Scheinberg’s thorough but easy room-by-room instructions as a sanity-preserving guideline for Passover cleaning. This is long, so I’ve marked the highlights in bold.

CLEAN FOR PESACH AND ENJOY THE SEDER! by Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg
Edited By Rabbi Moshe Finkelstein Kiryat Mattersdorf, Jerusalem
Pesach 5765

These notes are based on the responsa of Moreinu veRabbeinu HaGaon HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, shlita, rosh yeshivas Torah Ore, to questions posed by women attending his regular talks. They have been compiled by a group of his students. The notes also include Hebrew sources and footnotes, which are not reproduced here.


In former times, wealthy people who had large houses also had many servants who did their bidding, while poor people, who could not afford servants, lived in small homes with one or two rooms. Understandably, the pre-Passover chores of the rich were performed by the servants, while the poor, who had only their one or two rooms to clean, a few pieces of furniture, a minimum of utensils, and some clothing, took care of their needs themselves.

In those days, cleaning was hard. Tables were made of raw wood, requiring them to be scrubbed or even to be shaven to ensure that no pieces of food were hidden in the cracks. Earthen or wooden floors also needed to be thoroughly cleaned and scrubbed.

Today, we seem to be caught in a trap. The average modern home is larger than formerly. Furniture, utensils and clothing are much more plentiful. The average home today can compare with the more affluent homes of previous generations. However, we do not have the servants that they had, so that today, all the chores fall on the woman of the home. At the same time she still feels obligated to clean and scrub as they did formerly, even though she has laminated furniture and tiled floors, making this type of cleaning unnecessary.

As a result of this, the pressure of pre-Pesach cleaning has reached unnecessary and overwhelming levels. The housewife often becomes overly nervous, unable to enjoy the holiday joy of Passover and unable to perform the mitzvos and obligations of the Seder night.


Passover, like every other yom tov, must be enjoyed by every member of the family, including women. This is an obligation clearly defined in the Torah as explained by our Sages. We can understand a person dreading Tisha B’Av but Pesach is to be looked forward to and anticipated with joy. Every woman should be well rested, relaxed and alert at the Seder table so that she can fulfill all the Torah and Rabbinic obligations and follow the Haggadah with the rest of the family. Clearly, the performance of her pre- Passover duties must be balanced against her Passover obligations.

Pre-Passover cleaning is required to avoid the danger of transgressing any Torah or Rabbinic prohibition of having chometz in the house on Pesach. It is evident from the responsa of the Rosh Hayeshiva shlita that this need not be excessive.

It is not the intention here to abolish traditions which have been passed down by Klal Yisroel from generation to generation. Nevertheless, some practices adopted by women in the Passover cleaning today are not an actual continuation of the old traditions. For example, if a person does not sell his chometz, of course it is necessary to check his utensils and to wash off any chometz left on them, or to render the chometz inedible. But if the chometz is sold, then washing the pots, pans and dishes which are going to be locked away is not necessary.

One might be tempted to insist on doing the extra work anyway — to be machmir (stringent). However, in these stringencies lies the grave danger of causing many laxities and brushing aside many mitzvohs completely, including Torah and Rabbinic obligations which women are required to do on Passover and particularly during the Seder.

Many women like to do more “cleaning” than the bare minimum, to such an extent, that some even incorporate their general “spring cleaning” into their required pre-Passover chores. These extra exertions should not prevent them from fulfilling their obligations on Passover, and particularly on the Seder night.


A. All property and possessions must be cleaned and checked to make sure that they are free of all chometz, except in the following cases: B. If, during the year, chometz is not brought into a place, that place does not have to be cleaned out or checked for chometz. C. Any article which is not used on Pesach does not need to be checked for chometz, provided it is put away properly and the chometz in it is sold. D. Crumbs which have been rendered completely inedible [C.J. Weisberg explains: by coating with small amount of household cleaner] to the extent that they are not fit to be eaten by a dog are not considered chometz. E. The general obligation to check for and destroy crumbs does not apply if the crumbs are less than the size of an olive (kezayis) and are dirty or spoiled enough to prevent a person from eating them. F. The household cleaner (mentioned below) used must spoil the crumbs slightly to the extent that people would refrain from eating them. G. It is customary that any item to be kashered should not be used for 24 hours prior to kashering, in order that it should not be a ben- yomo.


1) CLOTHING CLOSETS: If there is some significant possibility that chometz went into them, they should be checked for fully edible crumbs of chometz, besides large pieces of chometz. If the probability that chometz entered these places is remote, a rav can be consulted to clarify the conditions under which they do not have to be checked. This includes chests, dressers, basements, and all other similar places (see General Note E).

2) FLOORS: We don’t have earthen floors with deep cracks in them. It is sufficient for tiled or covered floors to be swept and washed with a household floor cleaner. Cracks and spaces between tiles do not have to be checked if the cleaning solution reaches into them.

3) FOOD CABINETS: If the cabinet is not going to be used on Passover, then you just have to lock it or seal it in a manner that will remind you not to use it on Passover and sell it with the chometz (see General Notes C & E ). If the cabinet is going to be used on Pesach, take out all the food and wash it with a rag soaked in a household cleaner. Be sure the cleansing agent reaches into all the cracks and soaks into any crumbs that might be left there. The usual practice is to line the cabinets.

4) REFRIGERATOR: Take the food out, and wash it with a rag soaked in a household cleaner. The racks are usually covered. (It is advisable to leave holes for air circulation.)

5) KASHERING SINKS: Clean the sinks (see General Note G), and pour a kettle of boiling water into them and on their sides. Some people pour hot water mixed with bleach down the drain. The usual practice today is to use an insert, or line the sinks (e.g. aluminum foil, contact paper). If not difficult, this practice should be followed.

6) FAUCETS (TAPS): Cleaning, without any other kashering procedure, is sufficient.

7) MARBLE AND STAINLESS STEEL COUNTERS: If they were used for hot chometz they should first be cleaned well. They should either be completely covered so that nothing Pesach’dik touches them or (if it will not ruin the countertop) pour boiling hot water on them (see General Note G). Many people do both.

8 TABLETOPS: Wash them with a household cleaner. The usual practice is to cover the tables.

9) KASHERING RANGE/OVEN/STOVE-TOP: Wash the top and side surface areas with a rag soaked in a strong household cleaner. Clean the knobs well. Grates can be kashered by first cleaning them well (see General Note G), then put them back on the stove, and then lighting all the burners, raising them to their maximum heat, putting on a blech while the burners are on. This spreads the heat over the whole top and intensifies the heat on the grates. Let it burn for 5 – 10 minutes. [Be careful that the knobs don’t melt.] After kashering, the usual practice today is to cover the stove-top with aluminum foil (being extremely careful not to block the air inlets around the burners and on the back of the stove, as this could create poisonous fumes in the room).

* OVEN: If you want to use the oven: (a) First clean the oven well with an oven cleaner (e.g. Easy-Off). Make sure that it reaches into all the cracks and around the screws. (After using the oven cleaner, there is no need for further cleaning). (see General Note G). Then heat the inside of the oven by turning the oven on to its highest temperature for about one hour. (b) If your oven has a turbo option (a fan which circulates the heat ), consult a rav about your particular type. (c) After kashering, if the oven door has a glass window, preferably cover the entire inside of the door with aluminum foil. (d) If a closed oven insert is available, this would be preferable. In this case, only washing and cleaning are necessary. (e) Do not use the chometz-dik oven racks for Pesach. If this is difficult, then one can kasher the racks with the same procedure as for the oven, placing them as close as possible to the heating element.

If the oven is not going to be used: None of the above is necessary. Just make certain that there is no edible chometz inside, tape it closed well and see below #10.

10) POTS, PANS, DISHES, & SILVERWARE (CUTLERY): Whatever is not going to be used for Pesach should either be locked up, or put away and sealed in a manner which will remind you not to use them on Pesach. If there is a possibility of actual chometz in them, the chometz should be sold (see General Note C.). If you do not sell chometz, then they should be either washed or soaked in a household cleaner; it is not necessary to scrub them. (Concerning kashering utensils for Pesach consult a rav.)Fairy-Godmother-mitt+spoon1-72H

TIP: To clean Stainless steel Counters, Pots and Pans – Use oven cleaner on all your Stainless Steel Pots and Pans. Wear Rubber Gloves and have good ventilation! Wait 20 Minutes then scrub and wash clean.

TIP: To clean a Water Urns קומקומ that has calcium from Hard Water – Pour a bottle of Vinagar in it and let stand overnight. Then wipe out with a cloth.

11) FOOD PROCESSOR/MIXER: A rav should be consulted.

12) DISH TOWELS: If one does not have a Pesach’dik set of dish towels, then one’s regular dish towels may be used if they are washed with a detergent and no food remains attached to them. (It is customary to have a set of Pesach’dik dish towels.)

13) PESACH TABLECLOTHS: These can be ironed with the same iron as is used during the rest of the year.

14) CLOTHES, BLANKETS, POCKETS, ETC.: If they have been washed in detergent or dry cleaned, then there is no need for them to be checked (see General Note E). Otherwise they need to be cleaned and checked thoroughly by brushing or shaking them out well. However, if there is a possibility of crumbs between the stitches or in a hidden crevice which cannot be shaken out, then they must be wiped with a rag which has been soaked in a detergent. Clothes which will not be worn on Pesach do not have to be checked, but they should be put away and the chometz in them sold (see General Notes C. and Sec. 10 on Pots and Pans).

15) SIDDURIM, BENCHERS, SEFORIM, BOOKS: If there is a chance that they contain chometz, then they should either be put away and sold with other chometz utensils (see General Notes C.), or cleaned and checked well.

16) TOYS: If there is edible chometz, then it should be either removed, or rendered inedible (see General Notes E). There is no need to scrub them.

17) TECHINA & OTHER KITNIYOS (legumes): May be used after the house has been cleaned for Pesach. They should not be cooked in utensils that will be used on Pesach, and certainly not on Pesach itself (according to the Ashkenaz minhag).

20) LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS: For example, setting the table, etc., should be completed early enough in the day, so that you will be able to rest a little bit. Be ready to start the seder immediately after ma’ariv, to ensure that the children won’t fall asleep at the Seder.

21) ENJOY PESACH! Try to make the Pesach chores easy for yourself. Don’t do unnecessary hard work. Don’t do unnecessary cleaning. You can be like a Queen and you must enjoy your Pesach!

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Pesach Crisis Cleaning Checklist

April 13, 2008 by

When it comes to Passover I don’t like to talk about where I’m “holding,” because I don’t want to hear that my neighbor has set her seder table while my house looks like a tornado ran through it. But those who are inspired by others’ progress should look here.

This is for readers having trouble getting started with Pesach preparations. It’s all practical; no inspiring words tonight.

Mom in Israel’s Guide to Pesach Cleaning

Make a schedule including a column for each day. Mark any appointments you have, and pencil in the Pesach chores that are left. Try to distribute the heavy jobs among different days, according to when you will have help.

Keep in mind that anything you plan to kasher must be cleaned carefully and cannot come into contact with hot chametz for 24 hours prior to kashering.

Anything not coming into contact with food does not need to be cleaned, only checked for pieces of edible chametz.

Here are the jobs, in some kind of logical order. Skip anything that doesn’t apply to you.

  • The refrigerator and freezer. Empty them and clean carefully.
  • Chametzdik Menus. As you empty cabinets and the refrigerator/freezer, sort food into the following categories: Kosher for Pesach, eat before Pesach, sell (chametz), put aside (not chametz, but not KFP either), and give away/throw out. If you need more food, add it to your shopping list. Make menus for the meals until Pesach.
  • Cover one shelf of the fridge and freezer with newspaper for the last of the chametzdik food.
  • Cabinets. Empty out and line one or two cabinets for Pesach food as early as possible. Continue to prepare cabinets as you finish up the cooking and can put away utensils you no longer need. If you come across an item that you haven’t used since last Pesach, give it away.
  • Don’t clean more cabinets than you need. Wipe off the crumbs and gook, and ignore stains. If it’s convenient, put Pesach utensils in the cabinets as you prepare them.
  • Bedrooms. The kids should do their own, if they are old enough. If you are compelled to clean every toy small children might use during the holiday, set aside a few and pack up the rest. Check backpacks, pockets, purses and drawers. Don’t clean them.
  • Plan menus for Shabbat and the seder. Make them simple. Mark down any items not on your standard shopping list.
  • Shopping. The longer you wait, the more crowded the stores. Pick a calm, quiet time to write the list, and don’t forget non-food items like toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent, candles, toothbrushes and cleaning supplies. Avoid going to more than one or two stores, and if no one in the family can help, go with a neighbor (at least in Israel).
  • Set aside utensils to be kashered. Arrange for the sale of chametz.
  • Clean the car. Or at least check it.
  • Keep up with the household laundry. If the leader of your seder wears a kittel (special white robe) is it clean? Any summer clothes you want to take out? Ironing? Linens? Tablecloths and dish towels?
  • Check that medicines are kosher for Passover.
  • Scrub the top of the stove, grates, and knobs.
  • Clean and kasher the oven.
  • Clean and kasher the dishwasher. Since this involves taking it apart and cleaning a million pieces individually, you may decide it’s possible to survive without it. Ours is electronic so the timer will be useless anyway by the time the seder rolls around this year.
  • Vacuum the sofa, or at least pull up the cushions and look for chametz. Maybe you’ll find something good.
  • Polish silver. Not essential but nice�maybe you can find an available pre-teen.
  • Haircuts and clothes shopping, if necessary.
  • Kasher utensils.
  • Finally, clean, kasher and cover the counters and sinks.
  • Cook. Start with the items that keep well. As soon as I “turn over” the kitchen I make the mayonnaise, hard-boiled eggs, and egg noodles. The kids make the “ice cream” (sherbet). (I bought two boxes of macaroons; no baking for me.) Then I do the soup, haroset, meat and vegetables, leaving the horseradish for last. I calculate the vegetables I need and prepare them at the same time. For example, if I need carrots for soup, pot roast and carrot salad, I peel them all at once. Chopped onions also keep in the refrigerator. I wash all greens at once, dry them on towels, and store in the refrigerator.
  • Last minute items: Wash floors, empty garbage and vacuum canister, open packages, set timers, and check the refrigerator and cabinets for chametzdik food.

Allow time after every task to clean up and “put out fires” that have built up elsewhere, and to make sure your kids are fed and supervised. Get them involved whenever you can (see below). Take frequent breaks to eat, drink, and rest. Alternate heavy and light jobs, sitting and standing. Try to sweep and do a light mop at the end of each day (ha).

Wishing you all happy cleaning, and pleasant memories of this time for ourselves and our children.


Kitniyot List

OU Kosher Staff

The following are considered Kitniyot:
Poppy Seeds
Rapeseed (Canola oil)
Sesame Seeds
Sunflower Seeds

The following are not considered Kitniyot, but may require special checking:
Chia Seeds
Guar Gum
Locust Bean Gum

The following may be Kitniyot and are therefore not used:

Pesach and Halachic Issues with Pets

Chometz from the five grains16 is assur b’hanaa on Pesach, i.e. we are forbidden to eat it or derive benefit from it. One may not even have chometz in his possession on Pesach.

The following commonly listed items found on pet food ingredient panels are not acceptable for Pesach: Wheat (cracked, flour, germ, gluten, ground, grouts, middlings, starch17), barley (cracked, flour), oats (flour, grouts, hulled), pasta, rye, and brewer’s dried yeast. Note: Any questionable ingredient should be reviewed by a competent Rabbinic authority. Dog and cat food made with gravy or sauce generally contain chometz.18


legumes, such as rice and beans, may be fed to animals even though they are not eaten by Ashkenazic Jews. The following commonly listed items found on pet food ingredient panels are acceptable for animals on Pesach: Beans, buckwheat, brewer’s rice,19 corn, grain sorghum (milo), millet, peanuts, peas, rice, safflower, sesame, soybeans, soy flour, and sunflower.

What is Kitniyot?

OU Kosher Staff

In addition to the Torah’s restrictions on owning, eating and benefiting from chametz, an Ashkenazic minhag developed in the middle ages to not eat certain foods known collectively as “kitniyot”. The Mishnah Berurah (453:6 & 464:5) cites three reasons for the minhag (a) kitniyot is harvested and processed in the same manner as chametz, (b) it is ground into flour and baked just like chametz [so people may mistakenly believe that if they can eat kitniyot, they can also eat chametz], ( c ) it may have chametz grains mixed into it [so people who eat kitniyot may inadvertently be eating chametz]. Although initially there were those who objected to the minhag, it has become an accepted part of Pesach in all Ashkenazic communities.

Which foods are kitniyot 

The earlier Poskim mention that rice, buckwheat/kasha, millet, beans, lentils, peas, sesame seeds and mustard are included in the minhag (see Beis Yosef O.C. 453, Rema 453:1 & 464:1 and Mishnah Berurah 453:4, 7 & 11) and it is generally accepted that corn (see below), green beans, snow peas, sugar-snap peas, chickpeas, soybeans, sunflower and poppy seeds are also forbidden. On the other hand, potatoes (see below), coffee, tea, garlic, nuts, radishes and olives and not treated as kitniyot (see Sha’arei Teshuvah 453:1, Chayei Adam 127:7 and others). Iggeros Moshe (O.C. III:63) assumes that peanuts are not kitniyot but notes that some have a custom to be machmir. Some other examples of foods which are or aren’t kitniyot will be noted below and in the “Derivatives of kitniyot” section.

Iggeros Moshe explains that the minhag to not eat kitniyot developed differently than other minhagim and therefore rules that only foods which we know were specifically included in the minhag are forbidden. [See also Chok Yaakov 453:9 who makes a similar point]. With this he explains the generally accepted custom to not consider potatoes to be kitniyot even though logically they should be, as follows: the minhag of kitniyot can be dated back at least until Maharil, who died in 1427, and potatoes didn’t come to Europe until the 16th century, so potatoes were a “new” vegetable which wasn’t included in the minhag. An important “exception” to the aforementioned rule that “new” vegetables aren’t included in the minhag, is corn/maize which Mishnah Berurah 453:4 and others rule is kitniyot even though it was introduced to Europe after the minhag had already begun.

As a rule, spices are not considered to be kitniyot and Rema 453:1 makes a point of noting that anise/dill and coriander are not kitniyot. Taz 462:3 notes that all spices should be checked before Pesach to establish that no chametz-grains are mixed in, and elsewhere Taz (453:1) specifically notes that anise and coriander seeds should be thoroughly checked. In addition, Taz and Magen Avraham (453:3) discuss whether fennel, cumin and caraway seeds (i.e. three variations of “Kimmel” ) can possibly be checked (and used) for Pesach. Thus, as a rule, spices are not kitniyot but require special care to guarantee that no chametz-grains are mixed into them. Some hashgochos consider fenugreek to be kitniyot while others do not, and the surprising ramifications of this question will be noted towards the end of the article.

From What is Chametz?

Chametz is “leaven” — any food that’s made of grain and water that have been allowed to ferment and “rise.” Bread, cereal, cake, cookies, pizza, pasta, and beer are blatant examples of chametz; but any food that contains grain or grain derivatives can be, and often is, chametz. Practically speaking, any processed food that is not certified “Kosher for Passover” may potentially include chametz ingredients.

Chametz is the antithesis of matzah, the unleavened bread we eat on Passover to recall the haste in which we left Egypt, and the humble faith by which we merited redemption. Matzah is the symbol of the Exodus, a central component of the Seder rituals, and the heart of the “Festival of Matzot” (as Passover is called in the Torah). And the flip-side of eating matzah is getting rid of chametz — and the egotism and spiritual coarseness it represents.

Guide To “Real” Chometz

Barley (if pearled, raw and packaged) No
Beer Follow Family Custom1
Bread Yes
Cake Yes
Cake mixes (dry) No
Cereal with primary ingredient of wheat, oats, or barley Yes
Chometz content is more than a k’zayis. The chometz can be eaten in a time span of kdai achilas pras2 (e.g. box of Froot Loops cereal) Yes
Chometz content is more than a k’zayis. The chometz can not be eaten b’kdai achilas pras2 (e.g. box of Cap ‘N Crunch cereal) No
Chometz content in entire package is less than a k’zayis but is greater than 1/60 of the product (e.g. Corn Flakes cereal) No
Chometz content is less than 1/60 of the product Not chometz 4
Chometz Nokshe (e.g. chometz glue) No
Condiments containing vinegar (e.g. ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles) No
Cooked on chometz equipment (not during Pesach) but contains no chometz in the product. Not chometz3
Cookies Yes
Detergents Not chometz4
Extracts No
Farfel Mix Yes
Flour No
Food Coloring No
Ketchup No
Kitniyos Not chometz3
Licorice Yes
Malt flavoring (in product) No
Maltodextrin No
Maltose (in product) No
Mayonnaise No
Medicine containing chometz No
Modified food starch (from unknown sources) No
Mustard No
Pasta Yes
Pickles No
Pretzels Yes
Products non-edible even for canine consumption (nifsal mayachilas kelev) Not chometz3
Rolled Oats Yes
Vanillin and Ethyl vanillin No
Vinegar (from unknown sources) No
Vitamin tablets containing chometz No
Wheat gluten (unknown amount in product) Yes
Wheat protein (unknown amount in product) Yes
Whiskey Follow Family Custom1
Yeast (Baker’s) Not chometz3
Yeast extract No
1. Some individuals sell this chometz, others do not. One should follow his family custom.2. Kdai achilas pras is the amount of time it takes to eat the volume of buttered bread equaling 3-4 eggs (approximately 2-4 minutes). For example, if one eats a bowl of Foot Loops cereal, he will eat a k’zayis of chometz within 2-4 minutes. However, if one eats Cap’N Crunch cereal, he will not eat a k’zayis of chometz fast enough as the amount of chometz in Cap’N Crunch cereal is relatively minimal.3. These products are not chometz. One may even retain possession on Pesach. Sale is not necessary (mutar b’hana’ah b’Pesach). The product may not be eaten on Pesach.4. These products are not chometz. One may even retain possession on Pesach. Sale is not necessary (mutar b’hana’ah b’Pesach).

The Third Temple – Dayenu


From the Pesach Haggadah How many levels of favors has the Omnipresent One bestowed upon us:

If He had brought us out from Egypt, and had not carried out judgments against them Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had carried out judgments against them, and not against their idols Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had destroyed their idols, and had not smitten their first-born Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had smitten their first-born, and had not given us their wealth Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had given us their wealth, and had not split the sea for us Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had split the sea for us, and had not taken us through it on dry land Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had taken us through the sea on dry land, and had not drowned our oppressors in it Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had drowned our oppressors in it, and had not supplied our needs in the desert for forty years Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had supplied our needs in the desert for forty years, and had not fed us the manna Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had fed us the manna, and had not given us the Shabbat Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had given us the Shabbat, and had not brought us before Mount Sinai Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had brought us before Mount Sinai, and had not given us the Torah Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had given us the Torah, and had not brought us into the land of Israel Dayenu, it would have sufficed us!

If He had brought us into the land of Israel, and had not built for us the Beit Habechirah (Chosen House; the Beit Hamikdash) Dayenu, it would have sufficed us! Historic Omer Barley Offering Held in Jerusalem ט’ז ניסן תשע״ה Counting The Omer ספירת העומר

As you can see from the last line of Dayenu which we say every Pesach (Passover) the Beit Hamikdash is the final step of ending the Exile.

Pesach Tips and Schedule

Coronavirus and the search for chametz
The Real Hillel Sandwich

Has American Jewry lost their way?

Historic Practice Passover Offering The Har Hakodesh (lit. “The Holy Mountain”) website includes educational material about the history of the Temple Mount, which was the site of the First Temple and Second Temple. The Temples were the focus of divine service for the Jewish nation. The Har Hakodesh (lit. “The Holy Mountain”) website includes educational material about the history of the Temple Mount, which was the site of the First Temple and Second Temple. The Temples were the focus of divine service for the Jewish nation.

From Tomer Devorah: A Jewish website that aims to teach Israelis about the Temple has been met with an angry backlash from the Arab Muslim community.

The Har Hakodesh (lit. “The Holy Mountain”) website includes educational material about the history of the Temple Mount, which was the site of the First Temple and Second Temple. The Temples were the focus of divine service for the Jewish nation.

The site also includes stunning photographs of the Temple Mount, including pictures taken by a non-Jewish photographer from parts of the Mount which Jews may not enter.

And of course; Muslim Anger over Virtual ‘Third Temple’

They need to grow up and to quote Golda MierPeace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us. 

"בית מקדש שלישי בירושלים Third Beit HaMikdash Holy Temple in Jerusalem; And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city soon in our days! Blessed are You, O Lord, Who will rebuild Jerusalem in His mercy.

“בית מקדש שלישי בירושלים Third Beit HaMikdash Holy Temple in Jerusalem; And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city soon in our days! Blessed are You, O Lord, Who will rebuild Jerusalem in His mercy.

The Temple institute is in a new location.

The Temple Institute’s Holy Temple Visitors Center

Bringing the Awesome World of the Holy Temple to an Unprecedented Level of Understanding The Temple Institute is delighted to announce that after twenty five years of introducing visitors the world over to the sacred vessels of the Holy Temple and the dream, along with the practical measures being taken for rebuilding the Holy Temple, our headquarters are now located in a new, expanded facility, which includes a brand new Visitors Center. Just a few hundred meters from our former location the new center is located just above the Yehudah HaLevy stairs which lead from Jerusalem’s Old City Jewish Quarter down to the Western Wall Plaza facing the Temple Mount.

Efrat Chief Rabbi Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, a Kohen himself, gets measured for his own set of Kohanim garments

Efrat Chief Rabbi Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, a Kohen himself, gets measured for his own set of Kohanim garments

mourning maze Temple

mourning maze Temple

Historic Omer Barley Offering Held in Jerusalem

ט’ז ניסן תשע״ה On Saturday night/Sunday, the 16th of Nisan 5775, the Temple Institute, in cooperation with the Women on Behalf of the Holy Temple, performed a reenactment and training session for kohanim of the Omer harvesting and offering of the new barley crop in the land of Israel. The Omer offering is a Torah commandment to be performed every year in the Holy Temple. It marks the first day of the fifty day countdown between the start of Passover and the festival of Shavuot commemorating the receiving of Torah at Sinai.

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Tisha B’Av 2013: The Children Are Ready II TEMPLE INSTITUTE

The Children are READY - kohanim children in uniform at the kotel 5782

The Children are READY – kohanim children in uniform at the kotel 5782

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Has American Jewry fallen to this with Pesach פסח (Passover)?

An American Passover Greeting Card 2015 A family was ordering a McDonald's like Clown Passover Happy Meal Voice on Speaker: "Welcome to the Seder Shack. May I take your order?" Father: "Yes, We'll have three Matzo Meals, some Maror Nuggets with the special Seder Sauce, and a SuperSize kosher grape juice shake." Son: "Dad, don't forget the collectible Elijah cation figure!" The Card States: " Passover in the not-so-distant future."

An American Passover Greeting Card 2015 A family was ordering a McDonald’s like Clown Passover Happy Meal Voice on Speaker: “Welcome to the Seder Shack. May I take your order?” Father: “Yes, We’ll have three Matzo Meals, some Maror Nuggets with the special Seder Sauce, and a SuperSize kosher grape juice shake.” Son: “Dad, don’t forget the collectible Elijah cation figure!” The Card States: ” Passover in the not-so-distant future.”

 Of Stead of This for preparations for Pesach פסח (Passover)

Purim Banner

Celebrating Purim

Day After Purim

Day After Purim

Planning for Pesach פסח (Passover) the Day after Purim

Pesach Tips and Schedule


Getting ready for Pesach

Getting ready for Pesach

Cleaning for Pesach פסח (Passover). Remove all the Chametz and Don’t forget the Kitchen

Remember: Each individual needs their own Haggadah

Remember: Each individual needs their own Haggadah

Pesach Supermarket Shopping

Shop for Pesach פסח (Passover)

Click to download PDF file Click to Download the Printable Hebrew-English Haggadah-Chabad

Michael Dickson-tweet-16March2023-Passover flavors of Israeli-owned Ben & Jerry’s

Michael Dickson-tweet-16March2023-Passover flavors of Israeli-owned Ben & Jerry’s

Ben and Jerry's-All-Kashrut-Pesach-כל-כשרויות-פסח

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Another reason to make Aliyah!

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Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, searches for leavened bread, also called chametz, at Chabad of Uptown April 17, 2008 in Houston. The candle is used to search for the chametz, while a feather is used to sweep it in to a wooden spoon. All three items are burned along with the chametz. The burning of leavened bread represents the eradication of the ego and all of the negative energies associated with the ego according to Jewish religious scripture. Pesach, or Passover, celebrates freedom. Egypt represents the limitation of ourselves. The observance of Passover is an exercise in being better today than we were yesterday and unleashing personal boundaries to drive ourselves to perfection. Thursday, April 17, 2008, in HOUSTON. ( Eric Kayne / Chronicle )

Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, searches for leavened bread, also called chametz, at Chabad of Uptown April 17, 2008 in Houston. The candle is used to search for the chametz, while a feather is used to sweep it in to a wooden spoon. All three items are burned along with the chametz. The burning of leavened bread represents the eradication of the ego and all of the negative energies associated with the ego according to Jewish religious scripture. Pesach, or Passover, celebrates freedom. Egypt represents the limitation of ourselves. The observance of Passover is an exercise in being better today than we were yesterday and unleashing personal boundaries to drive ourselves to perfection.
Thursday, April 17, 2008, in HOUSTON. ( Eric Kayne / Chronicle )

13 Nissan Did you remember to sell your chametz? Your local Chabad rabbi can help, or complete an online “Authorization for the Sale of Chametz” form by clicking here.Search for the chametz after dark (click here for the exact time). Recite the blessing prior to the search, and the nullification of the chametz (Kol Chamira) following the search. Click here for more information on the search and removal of chametz.

checking for Chametz the Night before The day before Pesach פסח (Passover)

Daily Halachic Corner – 110 – CoronaVirus 17- Pesach – Rav Dayan Elgrod!



Burning and Nullifying the Chametz the day before Pesach פסח (Passover)

14 Nissan
The day before Passover

Stop eating chametz before the end of the fourth seasonal hour (click here for the exact time).

Burn your remaining (unsold) chametz before the fifth seasonal hour (click here for the exact time).

When burning you chametz be sure to throw your iPhone or Smartphone into the fire.

 Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

Place The Wonder Pot, סיר פלא, on top of the flame heat diffuser so that the bottom grove of the pot is on the rim of the flame heat diffuser.

14 Nissan
The day before Passover

Start Cooking for Pesach פסח (Passover)

Seder-A family affair

Seder-A family affair

Seder-A family affair-Cafe

Seder-A family affair-Cafe

An Israeli Pesach Seder סדר פסח (Passover Seder)

IDF Passover Seder

IDF Passover Seder

IDF Passover Seder

At the Seder when you say “Next year in Jerusalem” really talk to your family about making Aliyah (immigration to Israel) and come on home to your real home and homeland!

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Holiday Havdalah

We Are Living The Passover Story

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Jewish Family Celebrating Seder

22 Mar 1989, San Francisco, California, USA — Jewish Family Celebrating Seder — Image by © Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS

-15 Nissan Pesach Night
Light the Passover candles, reciting blessings 3 & 4. Click here for the blessings, and here for local candle-lighting times. Click here for a summary of the laws of Yom Tov. Pesach Seder סדר פסח (Passover Seder): The Seder contains the observance of many biblical and rabbinical mitzvot, including: eating matzah, eating maror (bitter herbs), drinking four cups of wine, relating the story of the Exodus to our children, reclining as a symbol of freedom, etc. (Click here for a How-To Seder guide.)To locate a public Seder near you, please click here.The first night of Passover is referred to as leil shimurim (a night of guarding), based on Exodus 12:42.
 —15 Nissan Pesach Morning
1st day of Passover
Morning service. Full Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.
Torah reading: Exodus 12:21–51 and Numbers 28:16–25.
Haftorah: Joshua 3:5–7, 5:2–6:1, 6:27.Beginning with the Musaf Amidah, we recite morid hatal, the prayer for dew, and we omit the prayer for rain. This practice continues until Shemini Atzeret, the day after Sukkot.The priests bless the congregation with the priestly blessing during the Musaf prayer.Festive lunch meal.According to Chabad custom, complete Hallel is recited during Maariv evening prayers, followed by the “Counting of the Omer.” We count the 1st day of the Omer. The counting of the Omer is recited during each of the next 49 days, leading up to the holiday of Shavuot on the 50th day. The 49 days embody the 49 steps of self-improvement—beginning with the departure from our “personal” Egypt, until our arrival at Mount Sinai, when we are ready to accept the wisdom of the Torah. —16 Nissan Pesach Night If you live in Eretz Israel You have 1st Night of Chol Hamoed Pesach (intermediate days)If you live outside of Eretz Israel You have a Second Seder: After dark, light candles for the second day of Passover, using an existing flame, and recite blessings 2 & 4. Click here for the blessings, and here for local candle-lighting times.The Seder contains the observance of many biblical and rabbinical mitzvot, including: eating matzah, eating maror (bitter herbs), drinking four cups of wine, relating the story of the Exodus to our children, reclining as a symbol of freedom, etc. (Click here for a How-To Seder guide.) Havdalah is incorporated into the Kiddush prayer. We look at the holiday candles for the blessing on fire and do not recite the blessing on spices.
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Holiday Havdalah

By Naftali Silberberg

Holiday havdalah can be divided into two categories: 1) Havdalah recited at the conclusion of a holiday. 2) The special havdalah recited on a holiday which falls on Saturday night. Havdalah is made when entering a day of lesser holiness. Since Shabbat is holier than all the holidays, we recite the havdalah when Shabbat leads into a holiday. Following the same logic, havdalah is not recited if a holiday leads into Shabbat.

Havdalah at the Conclusion of a Holiday

Havdalah is only made when entering a day of lesser holiness

Havdalah is recited at the conclusion of the following biblical holidays: Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippur; the first days of Sukkot; Simchat Torah; Passover, both its first and last days; and Shavuot.

If the final day of the holiday was Shabbat, then the exact same havdalah procedure as a typical Saturday night is followed. If the holiday ended on another weeknight, the procedure is very similar to the Shabbat havdalah, but with some differences:

  • In some communities, the prefatory verses (from “Hinei E-l” until the wine blessing) are omitted. Many communities, however, including Chabad, do recite these verses.
  • Spices and a havdalah candle are not used. The exception to this rule is the Yom Kippur havdalah, which includes the blessing on a havdalah candle. The Yom Kippur havdalah candle is kindled from a fire which burnt throughout the holiday, such as a yahrtzeit candle.
  • The V’yiten lecha prayer is not recited following a holiday, nor is it customary to partake of a Melaveh Malka meal. (The Atah chonantanu insert is included in the post-holiday evening prayer.)
  • If one forgets to make havdalah following a holiday, it can be recited until sundown of the following day.

Havdalah From Shabbat to a Holiday (“Yaknahaz”)

Whether a holiday begins on a Saturday night or if Saturday night ushers in the second day of a holiday, that night’s holiday kiddush incorporates within itself the havdalah for Shabbat as well.

The whole text of the kiddush/havdalah can be found in your standard or holiday prayer book. The following is the basic procedure:

For the havdalah candle we use the standard holiday candles

  • The order of the night’s kiddush/havdalah is: 1) The wine blessing. 2) The holiday kiddush blessing. 3) The blessing on the candle. 4) The havdalah blessing — which is different than the standard Shabbat havdalah blessing. 5) The Shehecheyanu blessing (aside for the last days of Passover when it is not recited).
  • No spices are used.
  • For the havdalah candle we use the standard holiday candles which are on the table. It is not necessary to conjoin two candles. During this havdalah, many, including Chabad, have the custom to only gaze at the candles after reciting the candle blessing without looking at the fingernails.

Note: There are many activities which are forbidden on Shabbat but permissible on a holiday. All such activities must wait until one verbally “separates” between Shabbat and the holiday. This, however, does not have to wait for kiddush/havdalah, as a special havdalah themed insert, the Vatodi’enu paragraph, is inserted in the Amidah of the night’s prayers. Alternatively, one can say: “Baruch hamavdil bayn kodesh likodesh” — “Blessed is the One who separates between (the) holiness (of Shabbat) and (the) holiness (of the holiday).”

By Naftali Silberberg

Rabbi Naftali Silberberg is a writer, editor and director of the curriculum department at the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Rabbi Silberberg resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Chaya Mushka, and their three children.

Havdalah Blessing for Motzei Shabbat and Yom Tov

Havdalah Blessing for Motzei Shabbat and Yom Tov

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Colour Revolution in Israel


The USA IS funding the protests – proof




So, a reader just sent me a link to this.



Skip ahead to minute 18, where he starts to talk about the ‘suggestion’ that the USA is funding the anti-judicial reform protests.

He talks about this organisation called:

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel.

This is their front page:




Here’s a snippet of what they are saying:

We have already petitioned the Supreme Court against the two laws that were passed in the meanwhile: the law intended to enable criminals to be appointed ministers and the law that changes the Police Ordinance andincreases its subordination to the political rank.

In addition we have started a broad public struggle: thousands of citizens have already joined our demonstrations across the country in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the North, the South, and more.


So, the Movement for Quality Government is saying themselves, on their home page, that all the riots going on against the Government are ‘their demonstrations’, and a result of them initiating their ‘broad public struggle’.

Got that?

Now, let’s see who funds the Movement for Quality Government, screenshot from HERE:




What’s the MEPI Foundation, highlighted above?

It’s this:

About MEPI-screenshot

About MEPI-screenshot


And here is the MEPI grant program being rolled out, via the US Embassy in Tel Aviv:




So, walk through this with me.

Who is a key player behind the anti-judicial reform protests in Israel?

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel.

Who is funding the Movement for Quality Government in Israel?

The MEPI Foundation (amongst others).

What is MEPI?

It’s a branch of the US State Department, funding NGOs and pushing it’s own agenda inside the Holy Land.

So, who is really funding all these riots?

The US State Department, or ‘Deep State’ Department, whichever you prefer.


Of course, that doesn’t make Netanyahu instantly ‘good’.

We are still dealing with evil vs evil, just it’s enlightening to understand who is actually paying for what, in this puppet show called ‘politics’.


Apparently, Jews who are getting their cars stoned by Arabs in Huwara – aka Route 60, the only way in and out of many of the yishuvim in the Shomron – are now being arrested and violently attacked by yassamnikim, when they call the police or army for help.

I am trying to get more first-hand details of what is really going on up there, but in the meantime, understand that whoever these ‘security forces’ are, they aren’t working for you and me.

The question is, at this stage, whether they are even working for the Israeli government at all, or whether they are just violent thugs put here by the US Deep State, and Europeans, to continue terrorising and harassing the Jews here regardless of who we vote into power.

I don’t know what the answer is, whether our government is actually just acting as the US Deep State’s ‘kapo’, or whether they are taking the initiative on their own.

But what is clear, is that we only have Hashem to rely on, and there is no way of ‘voting’ ourselves out of this mess.

May Hashem come and rescue us from all the evil very soon!


PS: I just looked up other funders of the ‘Movement for Quality Government’ in Israel who is funding the anti-reform protests.

The Meyerhoff Joseph Fund seems to be one and the same as The Jerusalem Foundation.

You’ll recall The Jerusalem Foundation was set up by the former traitor and spy for the British, during the British Mandate, Teddy Kollek.

There is nothing new under the sun.


Meanwhile, THIS is the official website of the David Berg Foundation.

Not much to see there, but if you go to their IRS 990 form for 2020, you learn a little bit more about who else they are funding, apart from all the usual universities and Jewish Museums and Yad Vashems,

These are the ones that took my eye:

  • The ADL
  • King Baudoun Foundation of the US
  • JTS
  • World Jewish Congress
  • American Jewish Joint
  • American Friends of ITIM
  • and
  • American Supporters of YEDID

Doesn’t that say it all?


I can’t find much for the ‘Bracha Foundation’ – always a sign that this is the place to really dig.

What I can find shows they have a huge amount of cash, and tight links with the government.

Screenshot from Globes, HERE:




Ah, so now I tracked it down, deliberately misspelt on the MQGI website (I wonder why….)

HERE is it’s home page.

It’s the usual ‘social engineering’ racket, trying to ‘infect’ the Holy Land with all the woke rubbish they are corrupting the whole world with.

One screenshot:




And here’s some of that sites other donors – all the usual names, many of whom connect back to Frankist-Freemasonry and Reform Judaism:

Getting the picture?



And this is also very interesting – explaining what is really going on with the Bagatz, and how it represents ‘foreign interests’ in the Holy Land.

A lot more food for thought.

(11 minutes, in Hebrew)


Of course, the ‘right’ isnt’ the answer to this problem, either, they are also totally corrupt.

We only have Hashem to rely on.

But it’s very positive, that the truth is finally starting to come out about what is really going on in Israel, however horrible it really is.


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JerusalemCats Comments: Another COLOR REVOLUTION brought to you by Victoria Nuland and the 2014 Ukraine Maidan NAZI coup lead US State department

They’ve been heavily involved in this from the beginning, and probably were instrumental in initiating it!
In case you don’t know the US state dep’t has been financially and actively involved in a lot of anti-Israel things, including instigating, funding and backing local & foreign Arab unrest. As well as training and equipping terrorists.

State Dept is funding Group bankrolling Anti-Netanyahu Protests



How Taxpayer Funds Are Flowing to a Group Bankrolling Anti-Netanyahu Protests

By Adam Kredo, FREE BEACON   06March2023

The U.S. government has been funneling taxpayer money to the left-wing group bankrolling protests against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to Israeli funding documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.


The documents indicate that, since 2020, Foggy Bottom has sent over $38,000 to the Movement for Quality Government (MQG), the Israeli nonprofit stoking nationwide anti-Netanyahu protests that have seen protesters clash with police and target Netanyahu’s family members. MQG is seeking to takedown Netanyahu’s government over his support for major reforms to the Israeli supreme court that would significantly limit its power. The organization petitioned Israel’s Supreme Court earlier this year to oust Netanyahu, claiming he is unfit for office due to ongoing investigations into allegations of political corruption and bribery.


The State Department, which confirmed the funding, calls the group a nonpartisan organization, but its work opposing Netanyahu raises questions about how the group was able to obtain U.S. funding. The United States typically avoids funding foreign partisan groups to avoid claims of political meddling. Even before MQG emerged as the leading force behind the current wave of anti-Netanyahu protests, it made a name for itself as a leading critic of the Israeli right, which has long seen Netanyahu as its leader. Given the Biden administration’s chilly diplomatic relationship with Netanyahu—which includes repeated criticism of Israeli settlement construction and the decision to launch an unprecedented FBI probe into Israel’s anti-terrorism operations—the U.S. funding to MQG has come under new scrutiny.


“The State Department should never fund foreign partisan organizations in allied democracies,” Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told the Free Beacon. “If the shoe was on the other foot, the Biden administration would accuse Israel of interfering in our elections. Congress should absolutely review the State Department’s potential funding of partisan politics in Israel.”


The State Department downplayed its funding for MQG and would not answer questions about whether U.S. funds could have been diverted to the organization’s anti-Netanyahu activities.


“The State Department has provided small grants to the Movement for Quality Government, including a grant signed in 2020 during the previous administration and continued under the Biden administration that focused on teaching civic education and supporting good governance,” a State Department official told the Free Beacon. The last tranche of funding was awarded in September 2022. The money was meant to be used for democracy training programs in the Israeli school system.


The State Department described MQG as “a respected, independent, non-partisan, grassroots non-governmental organization committed to promoting values of democracy, transparency, good governance, and civic participation.”


The United States provided funding to the group beginning in 2020, near the end of the Trump administration. One former senior U.S. official familiar with the matter said the grant was likely approved by career State Department officials and that the small amount of money likely went unnoticed by Trump administration political appointees who could have blocked it.


 The State Department typically allows its grantees to self-report how the money is used, meaning there are few guardrails in place to prevent it from being spent on other causes, according to Gerald Steinberg, founder of NGO Monitor, a watchdog group that monitors these issues. “Few if any funders even attempt to monitor the actual use of grants,” he said.


Steinberg, who has closely followed MQG’s activities, noted that “if a foreign government had funded a similar NGO operating in the United States, the Biden administration would have taken immediate action.”


Grant information shows that MQG received grants of around $10,000 to $15,000 dollars in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In each of those years, the State Department was listed as the group’s sole foreign donor.


The majority of MQG’s funding comes from its membership dues and from donations made by charitable organizations. The group says it “is not willing, by principle, to receive any assistance from the governmental system,” but does not include a similar prohibition on foreign government funding.

MQG did not respond to a Free Beacon request for comment about how the U.S. funds were used.

Israeli political observers also have raised concerns about whether the U.S. funding is helping to fuel opposition to Netanyahu’s government.


“The Movement for Quality Government has worked for decades to subvert Israeli democracy,” Caroline Glick, an Israel-based political pundit who first raised questions about State Department funding for the group in a column last month, told the Free Beacon. “It is a slap in the face of the Israeli public and an expression of contempt for Israeli democracy that the State Department is funding this radical group.”


The State Department has come under fire in the past for funding foreign groups opposed to Netanyahu.

During the Obama administration, the State Department was caught deleting emails that showed it funded the OneVoice Movement, a liberal group that was waging an anti-Netanyahu smear campaign at the time.


The Biden administration also has come under fire for pushing an anti-Israel agenda through the Justice Department, which announced last year that it is conducting an unprecedented FBI investigation into Israel’s accidental shooting of a Palestinian-American reporter.



Color Revolutions: Biden Regime Sponsoring a Coup and Training Palestinian Terrorist Army in Israel

by , 15March2023

While US banks fail and the world teeters on the brink of WW III, the criminal Biden Regime is embarking on a series of regime change “color revolutions” around the world, seeking to destabilize conservative governments and install Washington-controlled puppets to do their bidding. The Gateway Pundit will expose these Open Society / National Endowment for Democracy led coup attempts, which seem to be the only thing the Blinken / Nuland / Sullivan Regime is any good at. Today: Israel.

Thanks to phony corruption charges against Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel has gone through five elections in three years, finally getting a stable conservative government again this year. Since the Israeli population is one of the few around the world to reliably vote for conservative, patriotic, right-wing parties, the Soros-funded Israeli left has no option other than to use foreign-funded NGOs and lawfare in the left-wing legal system to sabotage their country.


The Israeli Supreme Court has usurped the right to strike down democratically-ratified laws it finds “inappropriate”, to veto democratically elected ministers, and to nominate its own members in perpetuity. That is the reason why the top priority for the new Netanyahu government is to reform the legal system to be more like that in the US and other Western countries, where judges are appointed by the executive and ratified by parliament, and can only strike down laws that explicitly violate the Constitution. The reform enjoys broad support in Israel, since the Israeli populace has grown ever more right-wing, while the courts have veered ever further to the hard left.

Watch Avi Abelow explain judicial reform in Israel here:

The Shocking Truth about the Judicial Reform that the Media & Jewish Leadership are Hiding from us

The judicial reform would rob the Israeli and Soros left of their only tool in Israel. So naturally, they are going apeshit bonkers, threatening civil war, “Death to Netanyahu“, and calling for a violent coup. Last week, a crowd of 1000 radical leftists surrounded the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Netanyahu at her hairdresser’s, where she had to be rescued by 300 policemen. Last week, radical leftists also demolished the offices of conservative think tank Kohelet and terrorized employees.


Now, journalist Caroline Glick has revealed how the Biden Regime is funding the Movement for Quality Government in Israel (MQG), “the far-left organization at the epicenter of the Israeli left’s war against the Netanyahu government. MQG began its current campaign of delegitimization, subversion and demonization immediately after the Netanyahu government was sworn into office on Dec. 29.”

The Woke Penetration of Israel | Caroline Glick Show

“According to MQG’s annual reports, for the past three years the State Department has been funding its programs for “democracy education” in Israeli high schools. Since MQG’s primary activity is subverting democracy in Israel by waging lawfare and sowing chaos in a bid to block democratically elected right-wing governments from fulfilling their pledges to voters, it’s fairly clear that when MQG refers to “democracy education,” it doesn’t mean majority rule”, Glick writes.


In an e-mail released by Israel’s Channel 14, the Soros-funded New Israel Fund admitted it was funding the anti-government protests, as JNS reports: “The New Israel Fund assisted with a special grant to the many civil society organizations that took part in the production of the huge demonstration on Saturday night in Tel Aviv,” the email quoted by Channel 14 stated, referring to a protest Jan 7. “Shatil from the New Israel Fund took part in coordinating and synchronizing the various parties that participated in the show of force,” it continued. Shatil is the operating arm of the New Israel Fund in Israel. According to Shatil’s website, “We support organizations and activists working to strengthen democratic society, offering cutting-edge capacity building, training, and guidance.” Channel 14 described the email as “precedent-setting,” as the New Israel Fund generally keeps a low profile and “works behind the scenes.”


Last week, Israel National News intercepted WhatsApp messages offering $70 plus gas money to help blockade the freeway leading to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport.

“Want to make a few shekels this Thursday?” the message read. “Come and shut down Ben Gurion Airport, and you’ll get 250 shekels plus gasoline. “This Thursday, at nine a.m., we’re all going to Ben Gurion Airport, with cars arriving from all over the country. We’ll be using a simple tactic: Driving around slowly, between the entrance to the airport and Terminal 3, and then back again, over and over again. The more cars there are, the bigger the impact at the airport for more hours. The idea is to enjoy a slow drive around the airport. Bring music, podcasts,” the message adds. The organizers stressed that, “Anyone who doesn’t coordinate with the organizers will not be paid,” and that people should “send your full name and make of vehicle to the organizers, so that we can register you and ensure that you’re paid.”


A senior government official traveling in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s entourage on his weekend trip to Italy claimed on Friday that the mass protests against the government are funded by the Biden administration, The Times of Israel wrote: “This protest is financed and organized with millions of dollars,” he said. “We are following what is happening. This is a very high-level organization. There is an organized center from which all the demonstrators branch out in an orderly manner,” the senior official said. “Who finances the transportation, the flags, the stages? It’s clear to us,” he said.


While the Biden Regime and their Open Society allies are funding the attempted “color revolution” in Israel, it has also launched “a far more potentially dangerous and lethal attempt to destabilize the leading military power in the Middle East”, Tony Badran writes in Tablet.  “The wave of domestic protests in Israel comes on the heels of the most deadly series of Palestinian terror attacks since the end of the Second Intifada. Incredibly, the U.S. is now proposing to take advantage of its ally’s political weakness by standing up a potential 5,000-man Palestinian terror army that would ostensibly fight terrorism in the West Bank in place of the (Israeli Army) IDF.”


On Sunday evening, Israel’s Channel 14 revealed that the summit’s agenda was a U.S. security “plan” to tamp down terrorist violence—and Israeli counterterror operations in Judea and Samaria”, Caroline Glick reports, “Among other things, the U.S. proposal entails a massive increase in the number of U.S.-trained Palestinian security personnel. The Biden administration wishes to provide 5,000 Palestinians with commando training in Jordan and then deploy them to northern Samaria, and perhaps the South Hebron Hills—both major nodes of Palestinian terrorist activity.”


“The U.S. proposal would also require Israel to sharply curtail IDF counterterror operations. It foresees the deployment of foreign forces, including U.S. military forces, on the ground. The ostensible purpose of those forces would be to separate Palestinians from Israelis. In practice, such a deployment would pit U.S. and other forces against IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians on behalf of the Palestinians.


Among the many alarming aspects of the U.S. plan is the fact that it ignores completely the direct involvement of Palestinian forces in terrorist attacks. During the course of the Palestinian terror war 20 years ago, U.S.-trained P.A. forces murdered 26 IDF soldiers in 2002 alone. The Palestinians learned how to use cell phones as remote detonation devices from their American trainers. Over the years, they have put that knowledge to use not to fight terror but to kill Israelis in terrorist attacks.


The P.A., whose forces the U.S. seeks to “empower,” is controlled by the Fatah terror group. P.A. chairman Mahmoud Abbas is the chairman of Fatah. Fatah terrorists carried out most of the murderous terror attacks in 2021-2022. Several of those attacks were carried out by P.A. security officers.”

The Israel Guys: America PRESSURES Israel to Let The U.S. TRAIN a Palestinian ARMY 

“The State Department should never fund foreign partisan organizations in allied democracies,” Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), member of the House Armed Services Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon. “If the shoe was on the other foot, the Biden administration would accuse Israel of interfering in our elections. Congress should absolutely review the State Department’s potential funding of partisan politics in Israel.”


US Senator Tom Cotton wrote that Joe Biden “is simply following in Obama’s footstep by trying to sabotage Netanyahu. In 2021, the Biden administration reportedly pressured the United Arab Emirates to cancel an Abraham Accords Summit—all to deprive Netanyahu of a diplomatic victory ahead of that year’s election. And after Netanyahu won the 2022 election, the Biden administration immediately sought to undermine his coalition government by trying to veto key cabinet appointments.


This most recent scandal is not an aberration, therefore. It’s been the de facto policy of the Democratic Party for a quarter century to beat Netanyahu, though he keeps beating the Democrats. Though it does provide more evidence yet again for the old saw, that while it’s dangerous to be America’s enemy, it can be fatal to be America’s friend—at least when Democrats are in charge. 


Instead of trying to topple the democratically elected government of Israel, I would suggest we should support it. Israelis are more than capable of managing their domestic affairs without Democratic meddling. But they need our help to stop Iran from getting a nuclear bomb, they need our help to achieve peace with their neighbors, and they need our help to defeat the terrorists threatening both our nations.


Yet they don’t get that from the Biden administration, either. Iran is racing toward a nuclear breakout while the president dithers. His administration can barely utter the words ‘Abraham Accords.’ And President Biden is breaking U.S. law to subsidize the Palestinian Authority’s support for terrorism.”

Avi Abelow speaks to Mort Klein, Zionist Organization of America:

The Israel Guys visit the supposedly destroyed Palestinian village of Huwarrah:



Arutz Sheva

Ted Cruz: Biden high from funding anti-government protests in Israel

Texas Republican Senator accuses President of ‘shunning close American allies like Netanyahu’ while ‘gleefully hosting anti-US radicals.’

Israel National News 29March2023

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) - Photo: Reuters

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) – Photo: Reuters

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed US President Joe Biden and accused him of funding anti-government protests in Israel.


“Utterly disgraceful. Biden gleefully hosts anti-American radicals like Lula, while shunning close American allies like Netanyahu,” Cruz tweeted today (Wednesday). “It’s clear that Biden and his officials are high from funding what they believe to be successful anti-government protests in Israel.”

On Tuesday, Biden said of the controversy surrounding the Israeli government’s planned judicial reforms: “Like many strong supporters of Israel, I’m very concerned. I’m concerned that they get this straight. They cannot continue down this road. I’ve sort of made that clear.”


Biden added he would not invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House in the near term.

Netanyahu responded by speaking of his long friendship with Biden, the strength of the US-Israel relationship, and Israel’s rights as a sovereign nation.


“I have known President Biden for over 40 years, and I appreciate his longstanding commitment to Israel. The alliance between Israel and the United States is unbreakable and always overcomes the occasional disagreements between us.”


“Israel is a sovereign country which makes its decisions by the will of its people and not based on pressures from abroad, including from the best of friends,” Netanyahu added.

Earlier today, a senior Biden Administration official told the left-leaning Forward newspaper that Netanyahu had made a “gross miscalculation” in his handling of the judicial reform issue.


JerusalemCats Comments: What the COLOR REVOLUTION will bring to Israel.


A ‘resistance’ coup just defeated Israeli democracy


T. Belman. Tobin’s best commentary ever.

A false narrative about Netanyahu’s “judicial coup” may achieve its goal of toppling him. But more than that, the consequences for future governments and U.S.-Israel relations are ominous.

By Jonathan Tobin

(March 27, 2023 / JNS) After months of increasingly strident mass protests against his government’s plans to reform Israel’s out-of-control and highly partisan judicial system, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have given in to the pressure. He said he was going to be “delaying judicial reform to give real dialogue a chance.” But it’s highly doubtful that this will merely be a timeout that will help his supporters regroup and enable opponents to calm down and accept a compromise on the issue.


On the contrary, Netanyahu is waving the white flag on judicial reform—and everyone knows it. And since the ultimate goal of the protests was not just preventing legislation from being passed but to topple the government, it’s far from clear whether the prime minister can long stay in power after this humiliation since his allies are shaken and his opponents won’t be satisfied until he’s ejected from office.


Whether that will happen remains to be seen. But the one thing that is clear is that the consequences of the events of the last months go far beyond the future of the Israeli legal system.


Netanyahu’s announcement is leading to celebrations on the Israeli left as well as among their foreign supporters, especially in the Biden administration and liberal Jewish groups. And they have good reason to celebrate. The anti-Bibi resistance was able to sell the world a false narrative about their efforts being nothing more than a successful effort to defend democracy against the efforts of would-be authoritarians who wanted to create a fascist theocratic state.


But the notion that an uprising of the “people” has stopped a “coup” by Netanyahu and his allies is pure projection. What the world has just witnessed was itself a soft coup. Fueled by contempt for the nationalist and religious voters whose ballots gave Netanyahu’s coalition a clear Knesset majority in November and imputing to them their own desire for crushing political opponents, the cultural left has shown that it has an effective veto over the results of a democratic election.


In exercising that veto, they have given Israel’s enemies, who don’t care how much power the courts have or who the prime minister of the Jewish state is, ammunition that will make their international campaign to isolate their country more effective.


More importantly, they’ve broken rules and set precedents that will impact future Israeli governments no matter who is leading them. They’ve shown that not even an election can be allowed to break the left’s stranglehold on effective power via a system of courts and legal advisors that have effectively made Israel a juristocracy rather than a country ruled by the representatives of the people. That sends a dangerous message to the people whose votes determined the outcome of the election—that their views don’t matter and that they should lose faith in the ability of political action to have an impact on society.

The opposition didn’t play by the rules

Netanyahu and his fellow coalition members made a lot of mistakes in the last few months. The prime minister was inhibited by an outrageous ruling from the attorney general that effectively silenced him on the most important issue facing his country. Still, by concentrating most of his efforts on trying to rally reluctant Western nations to face up to the threat of Iran, he was distracted from what was going on at home.


He had been criticized for trying to force fundamental change to the justice system via a relatively narrow partisan majority without a national consensus. But those who say this are hypocrites. A left-wing Israeli government forced the disastrous Oslo Accords with an even narrower majority. Democrats like President Joe Biden, who make the same claim, also seem to be forgetting that the Obama administration he served did the same thing with health care despite the lack of a consensus or even making minimal gestures towards compromise.


Given the way his opponents have been willing to go to any length to defame or delegitimize him and even to drag him into court on trumped up flimsy charges of corruption, Netanyahu underestimating his opponents is hard to fathom. Having broken a three-year-long political stalemate by gaining 64 seats in the Knesset to form the first clear majority since he won in 2015, the prime minister somehow thought his foes would play by the rules and let him govern.


He failed to understand that—like the willingness of the American political left to do anything to defeat former President Donald Trump, even if meant dragging the country through three years dominated by the Russia collusion hoax—his opponents were prepared to set the country on fire, destabilize its economy and even weaken its national defense to throw him out. The notion that restraining the power of the court—something that opposition leader Yair Lapid used to support before he realized that latching on to the resistance would give him a chance to erase his defeat last year—was the point of the protests was always false. The same could be said of the claim that preventing the courts from selectively exercising unaccountable power without any basis in law was the end of democracy or the first step towards the creation of a theocratic state.


With the chaos in the streets—with the financial, legal, cultural, media and academic establishments joining with the left-wing opposition—the prime minister already had his back to the wall. But the widespread refusal of many reservists, especially among those with skilled positions such as pilots, to refuse to report for reserve duty threatened the country’s national security. Along with general strikes that forced closures at airports and shutdowns of medical services, that proved to be the last straw and led already shaky members of the coalition to lose heart.


The coalition was slow to mobilize its own voters, who, after all, did outnumber the opposition in the recent election. The government’s supporters were forced to watch impotently as their leaders faltered, feuded among themselves and failed to act decisively to fight the battle for public opinion.


Going forward in the face of a resistance that was ready to trash even the most sacred of Israeli civic traditions involving national defense in order to gain a political victory became impossible. And with his own party losing discipline, and the U.S. government and many leading institutions of American Jewish life similarly backing the opposition, Netanyahu had no choice but to try and prevent any further damage.


Netanyahu has made a career out of repeatedly proving wrong those who have written his political obituary. Still, if the protests continue—and there is no reason to believe they will fully stop until a new election date is set—the government can try to reset the debate as being one about the left’s appetite for power and not their supposed devotion to democracy.


Whether they succeed is not as important as the implications of a political battle in which large numbers of people were prepared to sabotage the country in order to preserve the establishment’s power to determine policy regardless of who wins elections.

Implications for the future

Will that happen every time the right wins an election from now on? Probably. That means not only will the juristocracy defend its power, but its supporters are permanently committed to thwarting the will of voters who may continue to outnumber them in the future.


And how will a theoretical government of the left—assuming, as many now do, that Lapid and his allies can win the next election—react if large numbers of right-wing opponents try to play the same game? If the debate over the disastrous Oslo Accords and the 2005 Gaza withdrawal are any gauge of their behavior, they will crack down on their opponents in ways that Netanyahu hesitated to do this year with widespread jailing of dissidents. Dismissals from the army of those who refuse orders rather than the gentle lectures the anti-Bibi refuseniks got will also be likely.


While the left threatened violence against their opponents and even civil war if they didn’t get their way about judicial reform, who really believes they will hesitate to initiate one if they are in power and the right rises up in the streets the way we’ve just witnessed?


Similarly, the implications for Israel’s foreign relations are equally ominous. The opposition has essentially legitimized American involvement in Israel’s domestic politics even on an issue that had nothing to do with the questions of territory and peace. That weakens the country’s independence at a dangerous time when, as Netanyahu has been trying to point out, the threat from Iran is growing.


What’s more, Netanyahu’s opponents have (whether they realize it or not) also legitimized arguments aimed at denying that Israel is a democracy. While his foes think that this will only apply to times when the right wins elections, they may come to realize that to the antisemites who assail the Jewish state in international forums and in American politics where the intersectional left is increasingly influential, that will also apply to governments led by parties not named Likud.


Ultimately, Israel’s citizens—whether through democratic elections or mob actions that break governments and Knesset majorities—will determine their own fate. And those who look on from abroad must accept the outcome of these struggles and continue to support the Jewish state against its enemies.


Yet far from defending Israel from authoritarian forces, the protesters have established a precedent that will haunt future governments of all kinds and shake the foundation of its democracy. Whether that damage can be undone remains an open question.

Jonathan S. Tobin is editor-in-chief of JNS (Jewish News Syndicate). Follow him on Twitter at: Jonathans_tobin.



Former Shin Bet Analyst: It’s a War between Netanyahu and a Polluted State Establishment


T. Belman. This is as scary as it is true.

By David Israel, JEWISH PRESS   – March 27, 2023

Dr. Doron Matza, a former senior Shin Bet official who lectures at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, on Monday wrote in Makor Rishon that the demonstrations on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv are just a smoke screen for the real coup on the part of the IDF, the police, the state attorney’s office, the universities, and many other components of Israel’s civil society. According to Matza, the consequences of the government’s lack of control as an executive authority over these institutions are long-term.


At this point, on March 27, 2023, it is unclear whether Israel is entering its own version of a civil war. But what’s clear, according to Dr. Matza, is that the coalition government is not facing only a very hostile opposition and well-organized and financed demonstrators, but also the entire state apparatus without which you can’t run the country.


“The public protest is not the point,” writes Dr. Matza. “The truth is that it is very limited, although it gets a lot of resonance for obvious reasons. At the heart of the matter is the other protest. The one that is not physically wrapped in the country’s flags, but actually goes against it. At first, it started as an unspoken protest. It was hinted at, partly disguised, but now it becomes explicit, visible, and dangerous. It is a protest of the establishments that have a clear influence on everyday practices.”


Here are the symptoms of an establishment that’s openly rebelling against the country’s elected majority government, according to Matza: The heads of the universities decided to take the students captive and shut down studies. Of course, they didn’t ask who supports or opposes the judicial reform – it was taken for granted that everyone was against it. The Histadrut trade union’s leadership is shutting down the economy, also without asking the members. The state attorney’s office has been operating for a long time as an independent entity, free to set traps for elected officials, using illegal spyware and brutal interrogations, occasionally of sickly and elderly relatives of witnesses.


Similar phenomena have permeated the security system as well. And the army, too, is politicized, as can be seen from its feeble treatment of insubordinate reservists. The same goes for the police who have been treating outrageously violent protesters with kid gloves and paused to smile for selfies.


“Large parts of the public systems and large establishments have not only become politically polluted, but they are the ones who define the agenda without the government having any control over them nor the ability to lead the country with them,” writes Matza.



Breathing a sigh of relief


Thank God, yesterday passed without any serious incidents or clashes here in Israel.

That is truly an open miracle that we all need to be grateful for.

Yet another war – a civil war, this time – somehow got headed off at the pass, and now we’ll see what happens next, as the dust starts to settle and more of us remember that Pesach is next week, and there’s cleaning, shopping and cooking to do.

I looked across the headlines of a few places today, and it was that familiar, weird, situation of ‘everything just disappeared’.

The air came out of the tire, the heat came out of the fire, like it has done so many times in the past, when all these manufactured crises and wars somehow get ‘deflated’ by Am Yisrael’s sincere teshuva and prayers.


Of course, no-one is saying we are out of the woods just yet, because we aren’t.

The crazy people on both sides of the argument are still in charge, for now, and they will try again, just like they did with all the Covid lockdowns, and just like they are still trying to do with ‘war with Iran’, and a billion other nefarious schemes.

That’s how they always work.

They bide their time, and try again.

But this time, it’s not going to pan out quite the same way.

Too many people are really starting to wake up to the fact that all this is a manipulated puppet show, and ‘fake news’.


My husband was explaining to me yesterday that if everything got ‘exploded’ in one day, it would be awful.

So, this is how geula is coming, step by slow step, on the back of a donkey.

A few hundreds of thousands of people in Israel have now realised that the politics here is a total waste of time, and no answer to any of our real problems.

That’s tremendous!

Because once people start to understand that the politicians, doctors and stock market aren’t the solution to their problems, that opens them up to discovering the REAL solution – i.e. Hashem.

If that’s all this balagan achieved – dayenu.

Now maybe more of us will stop wasting our time ‘debating’ over evil politicians of all stripes, and spending much more time actually turning to God, praying and working on our own bad middot – especially the sin of sinas chinam.


I just want to give a shout out, to all those people, all over Israel and in the Jewish world, who have spent the last few weeks talking peace and trying to practise ahavat chinam, while all around the psychos have been banging the war drums.

I’m talking about the mums who didn’t lose it with their teenagers…

The husbands who didn’t lose it with their wives, who have been spending every cent they own trying to get ready for Seder Night…

The neighbors who put up with all the loud music and commotion late at night…

The friends who decided to forgive and play things down, when they have been hurt and offended…

The people who made peace with family members they’ve been arguing with, or disliking, for a long time….

These people are the real heroes here – and they can be found in every single community and on every single ‘side’.


And also all those people at the demonstrations, who every time the violence was flaring up with the hot heads on both sides, they got in the middle and calmed things down.

And also the municipality of Bnei Brak, with its cholent and Shabbos songs.

There has been plenty of footage to make us all cringe the last few weeks, but there has also been so much ‘good’ sprouting out of all this, just  no-one is really paying attention.

Because the bad news always gets the bigger headlines.


It’s the small people, the simple people, and their simple emuna, and their simple tehillim and prayers, who bring the geula, and put the crown on the head of Moshiach.

May we all be zocheh to be included with them.


PS: This is why I still am telling my kids and anyone who will listen, to avoid all ‘demonstrations’ of this type:

Translated from Hebrew by 

This day is not over: in Paris Square in Jerusalem an hour ago, a girl who slapped a police officer suffered explosions. In the first seconds you can see the slap, at the end of the video he also picks up his glasses. The guy who took the picture told me “he was the commander of the incident, yes she was wrong to raise her hand, but you can see the difference in the police response between the left and right demonstrations.”

daniel amram-tweet-27March2023-This day is not over

daniel amram-tweet-27March2023-This day is not over


The police are used to beating up ‘right wingers’ and will do so with no provocation.

I don’t want my kids getting violently attacked by psychos in uniform.

And while we’re on the subject, why does Israel need a ‘National Guard’?

We have enough violent psychos in uniform willing to hurt the public on the PM’s say-so already.

Don’t we?



Leftist Ukraine Maidan Style Revolution

JerusalemCats Comments: Bibi you need to deal with the US State Department Saboteurs and Spies, NOW!

Documenting Israel-tweet-30March2023-Tel Aviv leftist elitist woman tried to run over protestors

Documenting Israel-tweet-30March2023-Tel Aviv leftist elitist woman tried to run over protestors


Leftist fascist zombies block cars and harass a member of the Chabad community

Documenting Israel-tweet-29March2023-Leftist fascist zombies illegally block cars

Documenting Israel-tweet-29March2023-Leftist fascist zombies illegally block cars


Arutz Sheva

Haredi couple brutally beaten by protesters in Tel Aviv

A haredi couple was driving through Tel Aviv on Sunday when protesters surrounded their car and severely beat the husband. The police have yet to contact the couple, and the incident is being ignored in mainstream media.

Shimon Cohen 30March2023

A haredi couple who were driving through Tel Aviv on Sunday night found themselves in the midst of an anti-judicial reform demonstration. The demonstrators surrounded the car and proceeded to attack them, lynching the husband. Israel National News spoke with the victim’s wife about the traumatic incident and the media’s silence.


“We were in Tel Aviv. We wanted to go home. We didn’t know that there was a protest. There were no police there. We wanted to turn left with another car, and we found ourselves in the middle of the rage,” she recalls. “They banged on the car and shouted curses at us. There was no option to drive in reverse, and my husband stopped when he saw that the protesters were blocking the road.


When he stopped, they surrounded us again, banged on the car, and tried to break the windows. The whole time I was screaming so people would see that we were just a lost couple and not someone who wants to cause harm,” she states. “My husband said he’ll open the door so they won’t break the window. We didn’t do anything. What do you want? They began beating him up. They got into the back of the car since the back seat was folded down. They beat him, I saw the blood, and he told me, ‘take me to the hospital. I can’t see out of this eye, and I’m going to faint.’ I cried. I asked them to let us go, and they just continued.”


She points out that in a video circulated on the internet, one of the protesters can be heard saying, “pull out their motor.” “Why? Do you want him to bleed to death? What did we do to you? You already beat him up. And then I begged one of the demonstrators who wanted to come help. He got into the car and told me to dial the police so they could rescue us. I called, but the police said they had no officers at the scene and that I should go to the hospital. Somehow we made it. The police were not involved. Later, they said they would come to file a report, but they didn’t.


There were many people around us, and what was so aggravating was that they were all filming. I was hysterical, I put my head down, and every time I picked it up, I saw a million cameras pointed at me, and in the media, you only see us driving. You don’t see the violence, even though dozens of cameras captured it.


I’m sure,” she says, “that no one thought we were a threat since my husband is haredi, with a kipa and black and white clothes, and I was wearing a wig, screaming. Anyone who saw us could understand that we were lost. No one could be confused. Where are the pictures? They photographed us from every possible direction.”


She says that the crowd that surrounded her were adults, and those who attacked her husband were in their 20s and 30s. “I would like the police to tell me who they were. I never thought that I would be lynched by Jews in Tel Aviv. I don’t think that anyone would imagine such a thing.”


The worst injuries the husband sustained came from a flagpole held by one of the protesters. “They pushed the stick into his face. He has a deep cut on his cheek. He will need treatment, and he will have scars.”


She talks about how the media is ignoring the story. “They haven’t spoken to me,” she says, emphasizing that she wants the police to find the perpetrators using the cameras that filmed the incident, footage that disappeared. “There were dozens of people, and everyone there pulled out their phones and filmed from every direction. I thought we wouldn’t make it out alive. We were screaming, you see him bleeding, and they still didn’t let us pass. How cruel can one be? What happened to the people of Israel?”


A complaint was filed with the police, but at the time of publishing, the police have yet to contact the couple. “I really hope that it will happen. The police weren’t with us when it happened; when I asked them to rescue us from the lynch and help us get to the hospital. They weren’t there. I understand they didn’t know and that it was spontaneous, but now they have all the time to watch the footage and catch whoever did this.”


The couple’s lawyer, Attorney Raphael Asulin, stated: “The ongoing incitement and finger-pointing against the haredi public as if it’s the one leading the nation into this dark time, something that is shown in the ‘handmaiden’s tale’ displays across the country, causes people to do unthinkable acts, when my client’s sin was being haredi, because of that he was attacked without mercy until his life was in danger.


My client is broken; he’s afraid to leave his home because he may be attacked again. And let’s not mention the incompetence of the police, which didn’t do a thing during the incident or even afterward. My client had to use his last strength, being wounded and hurt, to submit a complaint as he was told by the police. I hope that after the complaint is submitted, the police will work to find those responsible for this terrible lynch.


The Israel Police said in a statement: “Every complaint received by the police that raises suspicion of a criminal offense is examined and investigated for supporting evidence, as is this case. Regarding the recent reports of a physical assault on the religious couple in Tel Aviv, there is an ongoing investigation in which investigators are working with determination to bring those responsible to justice. The case was transferred from the Holon station where the initial report was filed, to the Tel Aviv station where it is currently being investigated. We will continue to investigate this case thoroughly.”

(Israel National News received additional photos of the victim’s injuries, but we are refraining from publishing them to respect their privacy.)


Generalissimo Barak said that everything was planned in advance

Translated from Hebrew by 

Look what it is, two days ago, Generalissimo Barak said that everything was planned in advance according to a book of recipes for rebellion written by two professors at Columbia University.

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Peaceful Right Wing protest

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Documenting Israel-tweet-31March2023-Some amazing pics of the right wing protest last night in Tel Aviv

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Documenting Israel-tweet-29March2023-Itamar Ben Gvir speech at right wing protest in Jerusalem


Come Home

Dear America thank you and goodbye we have to go home now the Jews -

Dear America thank you and goodbye we have to go home now the Jews –

“It may be dangerous to be America’s enemy, but to be America’s friend is fatal.”

– Henry Kissinger

Ask the Afghans, ask the Kurds. Ask the Israelis. Ask the Germans. Ask Ghadaffy. Ask the Ukrainians.


After bleating a path to Israel, Jacob’s sheep frolic in new home

With flock’s 5,000-year exile and difficult quarantine beset by rains behind them, biblical sheep are baaaack in the Holy Land

By Melanie Lidman and Video by Luke Tress 1 February 2017, 7:10 pm

After baa-liyah, Jacob’s sheep frolick in new home

NES HARIM — Every new immigrant to Israel faces many challenges making a new life in the Holy Land. The 118 Jacob’s sheep, the first livestock to immigrate to Israel for religious reasons, are no different.


Gil and Jenna Lewinsky have spent the past three years fighting to make aliyah to Israel with their herd of Jacob’s sheep, a breed whose genetics trace it back to the Middle East some 5,000 years ago. The sheep are characterized by “spots and speckles,” the kind of sheep that Jacob took from Laban in Genesis, Chapter 30.


After a three-year-long journey that required top-level political negotiations between the Israeli Embassy and the Canadian Embassy, a road trip across Canada, $80,000 worth of flights to airlift the herd from Toronto to Tel Aviv, and a harrowing quarantine, the sheep are finally frolicking in their pasture in the Beit Shemesh suburb of Nes Harim.


As with all new immigrants, the first issue to address was the housing quandary. For the sheep, this was a quarantine imposed by the Ministry of Rural Development and Agriculture. The wettest December in decades pelted the sheep with cold rain relentlessly, as their makeshift stables collapsed from heavy rain. Over 40 sheep got sick and five sheep died due to the difficult conditions. The Agricultural Ministry eventually allowed the Lewinskys to leave quarantine two days early to move to their new home in Nes Harim, ahead of another winter storm. They found the rental farm in Nes Harim through a farmers WhatsApp group.

The origins of the Jacob’s sheep date back to the Middle East 5,000 years ago, but until last December they hadn’t been in Israel for millennia. This sheep, pictured on January 15, 2017, is adapting well to the transition. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

The origins of the Jacob’s sheep date back to the Middle East 5,000 years ago, but until last December they hadn’t been in Israel for millennia. This sheep, pictured on January 15, 2017, is adapting well to the transition. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

The origins of the Jacob’s sheep date back to the Middle East 5,000 years ago, but until last December they hadn’t been in Israel for millennia. This sheep, pictured on January 15, 2017, is adapting well to the transition. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

Now, as the sun shines over the Jerusalem mountains, the sheep playfully butt heads with each other and sniff at visitors’ pockets for treats, the difficult journey seemingly forgotten.


“When we first got out of the desert [quarantine], everything was so overwhelming it didn’t sink in that we were really in Israel,” said Jenna Lewinsky. “The next day we walked in the Judean Hills, from here you can see all the way to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and even Gaza. We felt that we saw the footprint of God’s miracle. Every day when I wake up it feels like we’re living the dream,” she said.


That’s partly because their bedroom window looks into the barn, so sheep impatient for their breakfast act as an alarm clock by bumping the glass with their nose and baa-ing pitifully until someone gets up to feed them.


“There is a mystical bond between the Jewish people and these sheep, they bring so much joy to everyone who visits,” said Gil Lewinsky. Gil Lewinsky sometimes reads parts of the Torah to his flock, kneeling down among the ovines and making sure no curious onlookers try to nibble pages of the holy books.

Jacob’s sheep can have a maximum of six horns each, though four, like the one pictured here on January 15, 2017, is more common. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

Jacob’s sheep can have a maximum of six horns each, though four, like the one pictured here on January 15, 2017, is more common. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

Jacob’s sheep can have a maximum of six horns each, though four, like the one pictured here on January 15, 2017, is more common. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

“This is the national flock of Israel, and the work has just started,” said Gil Lewinsky. “Our connection to these sheep goes back to the beginning of our faith.”


The next step in the immigration process was the identity card, or for the sheep, a red tag in their ears. The Lewinskys decided not to remove the Canadian yellow tags, allowing the sheep to keep their Canadian “passports.”


Eventually, all new immigrants need to join the workforce, and the sheep are no exception. The Lewinskys plan to turn the farm into an ecological heritage park and educational farm, which could open as early as March. They will offer “sheep trekking” with special sheep harnesses ordered from America, so visitors can choose their favorite sheep and go for a stroll in the stony Jerusalem hills that surround the farm, with stunning vistas and deep wadis. In the spring, Jenna Lewinsky, who completed a sheep-shearing course in Canada, will give the sheep haircuts. Future plans include possibly weaving tallits from the sheep’s wool. Until they open to visitors, the Lewinskys are subsisting on donations.


New immigrants to Israel often struggle with adapting to the culture of their new home. But here is where the sheep, who don’t seem to be having any difficulty becoming culturally Israeli, diverge from their human counterparts. “Israelis that come to visit say they know they’re Israeli sheep because they don’t stand in line,” said Jenna Lewinsky. “Every sheep has its own idea of what it wants to do; each one is its own boss.”

Jacob’s sheep - Gil and Jenna Lewinsky plan to open an ecological heritage park and educational farm where visitors can choose to take their favorite sheep for a stroll, like this one pictured on January 15, 2017. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

Jacob’s sheep – Gil and Jenna Lewinsky plan to open an ecological heritage park and educational farm where visitors can choose to take their favorite sheep for a stroll, like this one pictured on January 15, 2017. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

Gil and Jenna Lewinsky plan to open an ecological heritage park and educational farm where visitors can choose to take their favorite sheep for a stroll, like this one pictured on January 15, 2017. (Luke Tress/Times of Israel)

The sheep also seem to be adapting to the food. During the quarantine, Jenna left a bowl of hummus on the table and stepped away for a moment. When she came back, the hummus was gone. Abraham, one of the original patriarchs of the flock, had a bit of suspicious hummus stuck to his wool.


The Lewinskys were never concerned that Abraham, whose magnificent horns and friendly demeanor make him an instant visitor favorite, would adapt to Israel. When the Lewinskys were still in Abbotsford, Western Canada, a volunteer who was considering donating came to visit the flock. She immediately connected with Abraham and knelt down to pet him under his chin, the “sweet spot” for sheep. Abraham, sensing the opportunity, tilted his head to the side, stuck his horn into her purse and deftly removed, among other things, her checkbook. She ended up making a donation. And after an exile that lasted more than 5,000 years, the Jacob’s sheep ended up back in Israel.

Journey of Jacob's Sheep – MapSource;

Journey of Jacob’s Sheep – Map


Gil and Jenna Lewinsky on their new rental farm in Nes Harim, outside of Beit Shemesh, on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)

Gil and Jenna Lewinsky on their new rental farm in Nes Harim, outside of Beit Shemesh, on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)


The Lewinskys hope to eventually use the sheep's wool to make clothing or tallit. Shearing is in the spring for this sheep, pictured in Nes Harim on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)

The Lewinskys hope to eventually use the sheep’s wool to make clothing or tallit. Shearing is in the spring for this sheep, pictured in Nes Harim on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)


Jenna Lewinsky feeds grains to the Jacobs sheep on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)

Jenna Lewinsky feeds grains to the Jacobs sheep on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)


All of the sheep have individual personalities and quirks, says Jenna Lewinsky, pictured here on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)

All of the sheep have individual personalities and quirks, says Jenna Lewinsky, pictured here on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)


Gil Lewinsky with the flock of Jacob’s sheep on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)

Gil Lewinsky with the flock of Jacob’s sheep on January 15, 2017. (Melanie Lidman/Times of Israel)


Israel is 5th safest country in the world for tourists – study

The United States is ranked 20th on this list, earning an overall safety grade of C-, primarily because of a high homicide rate and the high risk of natural disasters.

Published: 06DECEMBER2022 Updated: 07DECEMBER2022

A man wearing a hat during a hot sunny summer day walks near the Tower of David in Jerusalem Old City on June 23, 2022. (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

A man wearing a hat during a hot sunny summer day walks near the Tower of David in Jerusalem Old City on June 23, 2022.
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

Violence and the prospect of an untimely death, it seems, are all around us.


Turn on the television news and you’ll hear about an attempted car ramming or a stabbing attack. Tune in to the radio and you’ll hear about a man clobbered with a motorcycle helmet in a road rage incident. Open up the newspaper and you’ll read about extortion and “protection” rings operating in the South.


Not to mention horrific reports of car accidents, polio outbreaks, and salmonella in Sabra hummus. It’s enough to make you shout out the title of that 1961 musical: “Stop the world – I want to get off.”


Surrounded by a drumbeat of negative news in this country, a recent survey on the least and most safe travel destinations around the world, by a US insurance comparison website called The Swiftest may come as a jaw-dropping surprise.


According to this study, Israel is the fifth safest [EDD: Source: See Below] among the 50 countries in the world most widely visited by tourists. No, you didn’t read that wrong. The fifth safest, not the fifth most unsafe country to visit.

IN JERUSALEM: ‘Here I feel safer when walking around outside.’ (credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

IN JERUSALEM: ‘Here I feel safer when walking around outside.’ (credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

And here you thought that all those studies and surveys that consistently place Israel among the top 10 happiest countries in the world were counterintuitive? If we kvetch so much, one might ask, how can we be happy? Yet study after study, year after year, shows that we are; that in terms of happiness, we are right up there with New Zealand and a bevy of Northern European countries that are the happiest in the world. Who would have thought?

And now this – Israel is the fifth safest travel destination for tourists.

Turns out that the question that many first-time visitors to Israel are asked by friends and relatives when they reveal their plans to visit – “Are you sure it’s safe?” – is misplaced. Not only is it safe, but it is very safe; safer, in fact, than visiting the US (ranked 30), Canada (21), Australia (18), France (15) and the United Kingdom (10).


True, presumptive national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir may have done so well in the last elections because he ran on a law-and-order ticket that resonated among a population feeling increasingly insecure and unsafe. But according to The Swiftest study, Israel – at least in comparison with other countries – is safer than most.


The study – based on data culled from reports put out by numerous organizations such as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, Our World in Data and the WorldRiskReport – came up with a “travel safety index” based on several per capita criteria: the number of homicide deaths, road traffic deaths, unintentional poisoning deaths, death from poor hygiene conditions, life years lost due to communicable disease, life years lost due to injury and a country’s likelihood to be hit by a natural disaster. Death or injury as a result of acts of terror, it is assumed, falls under either the homicide or life years lost to injury categories.


Israel’s overall safety index was -60.22, giving it a grade of A. Only Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Singapore were considered safer, with the last two countries earning an A+ grade.


Singapore, the study says, is “the least deadly country for tourists. With a very low homicide rate, road death rate and natural disaster risk, Singapore is an excellent choice for travelers regarding safety. What makes Singapore so safe? Well, crime does not pay in Singapore. The consequences for committing crimes in Singapore are incredibly high, even for ‘smaller crimes.’ This, combined with high surveillance and police presence, makes Singapore the world’s safest country for travel.”


And the least safe countries to visit? South Africa – by a wide margin, mainly because of its homicide rate of 36.4 murdered for every 100,000 people. According to the report, about 68 people are murdered every day in this country of 60 million.


India followed South Africa as the second deadliest destination for tourists – not because of homicide, but rather because of deaths caused by poor hygiene conditions (18.6 per 100,000), years lost to communicable diseases, and the risk of natural disasters.


The United States is ranked 20th on this list, earning an overall safety grade of C-, primarily because of a high homicide rate (5 for every 100,000 people) and the high risk of natural disasters.


In the homicide category, Israel received a B grade, with 1.5 murders for every 100,000 people. The only other B it received was regarding natural disasters and the country’s ability to deal with them, where it received a B+ score.


In all the other categories, Israel received an A. For instance, its incidence of road accident deaths (3.9 people per 100,000) is low compared to other parts of the world: 30.6 in Vietnam, 12.7 in the US, 9.4 in Poland, and 8.3 in Greece.


Israel has no instances of unintentional poisoning and a negligible number of deaths caused by poor hygiene conditions. Likewise, the number of years lost to communicable diseases and years lost to injury for various reasons – from poorly maintained hiking paths to interpersonal violence and traffic accidents – is also low compared to most other countries in the survey.


And there’s the rub. We feel things are awful in terms of crime, violence and car accidents because we are exposed to it hour after hour in the media. What we are not exposed to are the incidences of crime, violence and car accidents in other countries around the globe. If we would be, we might feel better about how things are here.


If things are so good, goes an age-old question, why do I feel so bad? In the case of overall safety, the reason is that we are not comparing our situation here with that in most other countries. When we do, our situation doesn’t look as bad as it so often feels.


Is Israel really a safe country?

An examination of police statistics, comparison with other countries, and local opinions show how secure Israelis truly are.

Published: 16SEPTEMBER2022

IN JERUSALEM: ‘Here I feel safer when walking around outside.’ (credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

IN JERUSALEM: ‘Here I feel safer when walking around outside.’ (credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

Walking down the streets of Jerusalem, one could be inclined to feel uneasy, with police officers on almost every corner and armed security guards at every government office or bank. But should this make us feel uneasy?


It is somewhat “common knowledge” that Israel is unsafe, at least when asking tourists or expats visiting Israel, but most Israelis don’t necessarily share that sentiment.


So is Israel safe or not?

Examining police statistics could help answer this question. One particular statistic that police departments use worldwide is crime per 1,000 citizens, which helps make clearer comparisons between regions or countries with sometimes massive differences in population.


In 2020, Israel had a standing rate of 30.4 crimes recorded per 1,000 citizens, including anything from petty theft to outright murder. That might sound like a lot, but how does it compare to other Western countries?


Israel crime rate comparison, using official statistics from the countries mentioned. (credit: Roman Meitav)

Israel crime rate comparison, using official statistics from the countries mentioned. (credit: Roman Meitav)

In England, for example, the same statistic from 2020 was 77.5 crimes per 1,000 citizens, and Germany had 63.8. Compared with countries such as these that are not thought to be as dangerous, Israel seems to actually be much safer.


Overall crime rates, however, may not accurately convey a projected feeling of safety. A rise in white-collar crime or computer offenses, for example, will likely have no real effect on how safe one feels on the street.


What is the murder rate in Israel?

A HIGH murder rate could be a better, more specific indication of how safe a country is. In Israel, the rate of murder/homicide in 2019 was 1.47 per 100,000 civilians. The US had a rate of 5.07, more than triple the amount.


European countries have much lower rates, however, with England standing at 1.12 murders per 100,000, Germany with 0.75, and Spain with 0.71. So when compared with European countries, Israel’s rate is more than double in some cases, which could indeed be a cause for concern.


For comparison, South American countries have numbers that could put Israeli statistics in perspective. Mexico had a whopping 26.6 murders per 100,000 citizens in 2019, followed closely by Brazil with 23.6.


Although the calculated number of murders per capita is indeed higher in Israel than in some European countries, this could be affected by several unique factors, such as a high murder rate in the Arab-Israeli sector and terror attacks, an issue European countries don’t have to deal with as much.


In 2019, seven people were murdered as a result of what the Defense Ministry defined as “terrorist attacks,” which would bring down the per-100,000 statistic by a mere 0.06 if excluded, hardly making a noticeable difference.


MURDER IN Israel is heavily represented by Arab society. According to police data, since the beginning of the year, 62 people have been murdered in Arab society countrywide. The police have solved only 12 murder cases in the sector so far this year.


Manar Hajjaj, 34, and one of her twin daughters, 14-year-old Hadra, were recently murdered in their car in Lod, in the latest crime-related Arab-sector killings.


They were shot dead under the residential building where they lived after returning from shopping at the supermarket, according to police reports. The girl’s twin sister, Miriam, was taken to Shamir Medical Center in moderate condition.


In another murder case, Nidal Aghbariya, an Arab journalist who ran the Bldtna news site, was shot in his car in Umm al-Fahm just a day earlier.


Although the situation looks grim, the police claim that the high number of murders in Arab society has decreased compared to the same time last year, when it stood at 67.


But the NGO Avraham Initiatives, which tracks cases of violence and murder in Arab society, claims that the actual number of murder victims so far in 2022 is 75. If this is true, it shows an alarming 12% increase from last year.


When compared to non-Arab victims, murders in Arab society make up about three-fourths of all murders in recent years, a very high percentage ranging between 73% and 78%, numbers calculated based on reports by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.


The police attribute this decrease in the number of murders in the sector when compared to last year – from 67 to 62, according to their data – to Operation Safe Route, which set out to combat the high crime rate in Arab society.


Police have achieved impressive achievements so far. They have foiled at least 39 assassination attempts in the Arab sector alone since the operation began, police spokesman Eli Levi told the Magazine, along with the seizure of 65,000 various firearms, munitions and armaments.


A total of 2,787 arrests have been made so far in Arab society alone as part of the police’s greater goal of combating crime, which until now has been left neglected in Arab communities, directly influencing the high murder rate, a statistic one can hope will decrease as the operation goes on.


Why do people feel safe in Israel?

IF ISRAEL has such a relatively high crime rate compared to European countries, why do people still feel safe on its streets – and, in some cases, safer than they felt before?


“Here I feel safer when walking around outside,” Katia, a Jerusalem resident who immigrated to Israel from the US several years ago, said.


“Back in California, I would never walk around alone at night – it seemed unthinkable and felt really unsafe. Here in Jerusalem, though, I feel comfortable even walking home after a night out or getting into a taxi, without constantly worrying that something will happen to me.”

“Back in California, I would never walk around alone at night – it seemed unthinkable and felt really unsafe. Here in Jerusalem, though, I feel comfortable even walking home after a night out or getting into a taxi, without constantly worrying that something will happen to me.”



Another point that helps people feel safer, even if it takes some getting used to, is the heightened presence of security personnel in major cities.


In Jerusalem, for example, a city with many battle scars from terrorist attacks, one can’t walk more than a few minutes before spotting a police officer, Border Police officer, soldier, or armed security guard, especially in places with a high concentration of people like the light rail or the downtown bar area.


Border Police officers regularly patrol the downtown area day and night; riot police are stationed near nightlife areas when most people go out on the town in the evening; and there is a heightened police presence throughout the city during the morning and evening rush hours.


Some people may find so many armed security personnel intimidating at first, especially if one is coming from a country where this heightened security isn’t standard. But once you get used to this, it does have the intended effect of making people feel safer.


“When I first got to Jerusalem, the number of armed people freaked me out – I kept thinking that something had happened, it made me feel uneasy,” according to Peter, a Hebrew University of Jerusalem exchange student from Australia.


“We really don’t have anything like this in Australia – not even in major cities – so it definitely caught me off guard,” he said. “After living here for some time, though, I think I’ll feel odd when I go back home and there aren’t armed cops and security cameras everywhere. I’ve grown used to it; I think I’ll feel less safe otherwise.”


THE SECURITY situation in Israel is indeed complex, but as a country that has dealt with years of terrorist attacks – especially ones caused by “lone wolves” about whom there is almost no prior intelligence – security forces have adapted to meet the threat head-on.


In Jerusalem, a wave of “knife terror” occurred in 2015, a period that tested the collective mettle of Jerusalem security forces. But as a precaution against future events, the entire city’s security system received a boost: More forces overall were stationed around the city, security cameras were installed and the police presence was better felt.


A combination of adept security forces and the fact that murders are very sectorial in Israel explains what so many local Israelis feel – that despite everything, Israel feels like a safe place to be in. ■


The writer is The Jerusalem Post’s police affairs correspondent and former member of various Israeli security forces. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Arutz Sheva

Good news for olim: Immigrant Absorption Ministry budget to rise by 220 million NIS

Due to the budget increase, funds will be directed to encourage immigration from the US and France and to assist those immigrants.

Israel National News, 25February2023

Olim from North America arrive in Israel - Nefesh B'Nefesh

Olim from North America arrive in Israel – Nefesh B’Nefesh

With the approval of Israel’s 2023-2024 budget after a lengthy cabinet meeting on Friday, Immigrant Absorption Minister Ofir Sofer managed to upgrade his ministry’s budget for the coming two years.


The ministry will receive an additional budget of 220 million NIS this year and, in 2024, an additional 250 million NIS.


Minister Sofer demanded a significant addition to his ministry’s budget in light of the 75,000 new immigrants who arrived in Israel over the past year, nearly three times the amount of those in the previous year. The majority of the new immigrants arrived from Ukraine and Russia as a result of the war between the two nations, and more are expected to arrive from those counties this year as well.


The budget will be directed to absorption programs for the many immigrants who arrived in the past year, programs to encourage the immigration of communities and students, and resources to assist new immigrants in joining the workforce. In addition, the ministry will receive an additional 70 positions in the staffing quota, which will help the ministry assign more workers to immigrant programs and reinforce absorption centers.


The programs which Minister Sofer is expected to promote will integrate immigrant doctors and other professionals. In the past year, nearly 1000 doctors immigrated to Israel, and their integration into clinics and hospitals is expected to ease the current overcrowding. In addition, 4,000 engineers and 1,700 teachers immigrated to Israel, both professions needed in the Israeli economy.


“As I said in recent weeks, without a significant increase in the budget for the ministry, we would be facing a serious crisis in light of the substantial rise in immigration due to the Russia-Ukraine war,” Sofer stated after the cabinet meeting during which the state’s budget was decided.


The minister added: “In order to ease the absorption and integration of the immigrants to Israel and to encourage Jews to immigrate to Israel, we have to invest efforts to integrate the immigrants into the workforce by recognizing degrees and diplomas together with teaching the language. I am glad that I managed to enlist the Finance MInistry staff in understanding the importance of aiding immigrants, and despite the budget difficulties, I managed to obtain a substantial addition to my ministry. I thank Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich for his support.”


In addition, Sofer said that due to the budget increase, he would be able to direct funds to encourage immigration from the US and France: “Over the past year, there was a significant drop of a few dozen percent in the quantity of American and French immigrants. The data from files being opened at the Jewish Agency shows a continuous trend, and this obligates us to form quality absorption programs and programs to encourage immigration from these areas.”


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It’s time for Jews to say, ‘Sorry, not sorry’

"בית מקדש שלישי בירושלים Third Beit HaMikdash Holy Temple in Jerusalem; And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city soon in our days! Blessed are You, O Lord, Who will rebuild Jerusalem in His mercy.

“בית מקדש שלישי בירושלים Third Beit HaMikdash Holy Temple in Jerusalem; And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city soon in our days! Blessed are You, O Lord, Who will rebuild Jerusalem in His mercy.

The age of the apologetic Jew is over.

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Hillel Fuld 25December2022

(December 25, 2022 / JNS) For many years, I have felt something that made no sense to me, but I felt it very strongly.

The feeling was that Jews around the world who blatantly support our enemies are worse than our enemies themselves.


There are many examples of this, but to keep it simple, I’m talking about Jews who are ashamed of their identity, Israelis who are ashamed of their country and the combination of the two: Jews who are ashamed of their country and Israelis who are ashamed of their Jewish identity.


Why do these people bother me so much?


Recently, the answer came to me: These people haven’t gotten the memo that Jews don’t have to be apologetic anymore.
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Throughout our history, we were always apologizing:


“Sorry, I won’t learn Torah if it offends you, Greeks.”


“Sorry if we destroyed your economy, Germans.”


It’s not new. It’s even in the Torah. We sent spies to examine the land before entering it, and guess what 10 out of 12 came back saying?


“I’m sorry. They are too strong. We can’t do this. We’re too small. We’re too insignificant. Sorry, but no.”


Today, we no longer have to apologize.


We don’t have to apologize for waving an Israeli flag, for praying on the Temple Mount, for holding a Torah scroll at the Western Wall or for living in our land—all of it.


But these people are constantly apologizing:


“We’re so sorry about the ‘occupation.’”


“We’re so sorry about those crazy religious people who want my kids to know the foundations of our history, our tradition and our religion.”


“We’re so sorry about those freaks who want and are willing to fight for every inch of this land.”


“We are so sorry that the citizens of Israel have spoken and democratically elected a right-wing government that realizes that there never was an Arab Palestinian state and there never will be.”


“We’re sorry, America. Please don’t pull your foreign aid. We depend on you.”


Those days are over.


We are home and some of us are proud to be home, while others are still stuck in the olden days when Jews would turn the other cheek.


Want to know how this manifests? It’s simple: When you are ashamed of who you are, you blame yourself.


There are many Jews out there who blame Israel for antisemitism:


“If only we didn’t ‘occupy’ the ‘Palestinians,’ there would be no antisemitism.”


“If only those ultra-Orthodox Jews wouldn’t dress like that and stick to their ‘primitive ways,’ people wouldn’t hate us so much.”

JerusalemCats Comments: This is what the Haredim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) reject:

“Hotel California” (1976)

“It’s our interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles. It’s basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in America, which is something we knew a lot about.” – Don Henley.

"Hotel California (Remastered)" from Hotel California (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition) by Eagles. Released: 2017. Track 1. Genre: Rock.

“Hotel California (Remastered)” from Hotel California (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition) by Eagles. Released: 2017. Track 1. Genre: Rock.

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
“This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes bends
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain
“Please bring me my wine.”
He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine.”
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
And in the master’s chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can’t kill the beast

Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
“Relax,” said the night man
“We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!”



But they’ll never accept our apology, so it’s time we stop apologizing.


The new government is too right-wing for you? You must have confused me for someone who cares about your opinion.


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Worldwide activity by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (“MASHAV”) 2018

Worldwide activity by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (“MASHAV”) 2018

Worldwide activity by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (“MASHAV”) 2018

We don’t need you any more than you need us.

Riots in Los Angeles California; Just remember that the only country that the Jews have is Israel אין לי ארץ אחרת"

Riots in Los Angeles California; Just remember that the only country that the Jews have is Israel אין לי ארץ אחרת”

Allow me to officially declare that the era of the apologetic Jew is dead. It should rest in peace.


Now let me introduce you to a new creature: the proud Jew.

Ben & Jerry's new logo - in Hebrew

Ben & Jerry’s new logo – in Hebrew

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Michael Dickson-tweet-16March2023-Passover flavors of Israeli-owned Ben & Jerry’s

Michael Dickson-tweet-16March2023-Passover flavors of Israeli-owned Ben & Jerry’s

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The world’s vision of Jerusalem from 1949 to 1967 was a place dominated by Christianity in terms of reverence, by Muslims in regards to prominence, and lastly by Jews, whose holiest spot was not even acknowledged and their basic human rights to live and worship were ignored. Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day Flag Dance Jerusalem Day is a day to mark the upending of that dynamic, at least in part.

The world’s vision of Jerusalem from 1949 to 1967 was a place dominated by Christianity in terms of reverence, by Muslims in regards to prominence, and lastly by Jews, whose holiest spot was not even acknowledged and their basic human rights to live and worship were ignored.
Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day Flag Dance
Jerusalem Day is a day to mark the upending of that dynamic, at least in part.

We have a lot to be proud of.


20% of all Nobel prizes have been awarded to Jews. We have the most moral army in the world. We are able to balance our military power with our unwavering need to behave morally and ethically, sometimes too ethically.

Since 2000, Israelis have won three times more Nobel Prize per capita in science and economics than the next highest-ranked countries.

Since 2000, Israelis have won three times more Nobel Prize per capita in science and economics than the next highest-ranked countries.

We lead the world in life-changing tech: Medicine, food, you name it, we are at the forefront of it all.

United Hatzalah saving lives

United Hatzalah saving lives

See: Angels on Ambucycles: Jews and Arabs saving lives


A 26-tent IDF field hospital set up during an exercise in Beit Naballah, in central Israel, on December 9, 2013. (IDF Spokesperson’s Unit)

A 26-tent IDF field hospital set up during an exercise in Beit Naballah, in central Israel, on December 9, 2013. (IDF Spokesperson’s Unit)

See: Angels of relief

We took a desert that Mark Twain famously referred to as “a hopeless, dreary, heartbroken land” and transformed it into one of the most flourishing societies in the Middle East and the world, and it only took us 75 years.

Mark Twain's Palestine

Mark Twain’s Palestine

See: I Am Israel


Rehovot, Israel in 1912

Rehovot, Israel in 1912


Jewish Settlements & Colonies

Jewish Settlements & Colonies





 Picking radishes in the market garden 1960Fields of Neot Mordechai

Picking radishes in the market garden 1960
Fields of Neot Mordechai


Potato harvest, Neot Mordechai, Israel – Mobilization of manpower to harvest potatoes 1959 -1960

Potato harvest, Neot Mordechai, Israel – Mobilization of manpower to harvest potatoes 1959 -1960


The Jerusalem Chords Bridge or Jerusalem Bridge of Strings גשר המיתרים‎, Gesher HaMeitarim, also called the Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge at the entrance to the city of Jerusalem, Israel, designed by the Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. The bridge is used by Jerusalem Light Rail’s Red Line, Incorporated in the structure is a glass-sided pedestrian bridge enabling pedestrians to cross from Kiryat Moshe to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.

The Jerusalem Chords Bridge or Jerusalem Bridge of Strings גשר המיתרים‎, Gesher HaMeitarim, also called the Jerusalem Light Rail Bridge is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge at the entrance to the city of Jerusalem, Israel, designed by the Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. The bridge is used by Jerusalem Light Rail’s Red Line, Incorporated in the structure is a glass-sided pedestrian bridge enabling pedestrians to cross from Kiryat Moshe to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.


Fruits Vegetables at Mahane Yehuda Shuk, Jerusalem

Fruits Vegetables at Mahane Yehuda Shuk, Jerusalem

So, it’s time we all declared the apologetic Jew dead and introduced the world to a new breed of Jew, the proud Jew.

Emuna and Dancing with the IDF near Gaza

Emuna and Dancing with the IDF near Gaza

If we don’t respect ourselves, how can we expect the world to?


Our new government, despite its shortcomings, represents the proud Jew. There has never been more Torah learning than there is right now. We have never been stronger physically or economically. That’s something to be proud of.


This new government will support Torah. It will support the land of Israel—all of it. It will support our needs, not the needs of our enemies.

Nahal Haredi IDF praying in combat

Nahal Haredi IDF praying in combat

We have always talked about and prayed for the people of Israel, with the Torah of Israel, in the land of Israel. And now, we have arrived, not yet to the final destination, but we are well on the way.

Through the desire to come to Eretz Yisrael, this brings about great parnassa (livelihood)

Through the desire to come to Eretz Yisrael, this brings about great parnassa (livelihood)

For that, we, the Jewish people, should be proud, not ashamed and apologetic.


Or, in other words: Sorry, not sorry.


Hillel Fuld, named Israel’s top marketer, is a leading journalist, tech advisor, online influencer and expert on Israeli innovation.


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How Israel is redefining foreign aid for the 21st century

Worldwide activity by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (“MASHAV”) 2018

Worldwide activity by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (“MASHAV”) 2018

Worldwide activity by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (“MASHAV”)

By Sam Gordon


With the U.S. trumpeting an “America First” foreign policy, alongside draconian cuts planned for vital aid agencies like USAID, and China visibly increasing aid to the developing world, a new era of development assistance is dawning. This shift is coinciding with what the World Economic Forum is calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Data, AI, and the Internet of Things will redefine development in the 21st century, and countries at the forefront of innovative new technologies will gain a distinct competitive advantage.


Israel has already been globally recognized as a leader in innovation and technology, and it is now leveraging its technological advances into methods which are helping to redefine how foreign aid is delivered. This technological expertise, combined with its culture and history, grants Israel a unique angle in providing development assistance and establishing relationships with other countries through “development diplomacy.”


The government of Israel delivers aid through an organization called MASHAV, a Hebrew acronym for “Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.” The organization represents an “official development assistance” model, in which a national government provides funding for development projects.


Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir dancing with Ngina Kenyatta, wife of the first Kenyan Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta, on a 1963 trip.

Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir dancing with Ngina Kenyatta, wife of the first Kenyan Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta, on a 1963 trip.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir established MASHAV in 1957 to reach out to nations in Africa and Asia. Today, MASHAV operates out of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and partners with 132 countries as diverse as Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Guatemala. MASHAV seeks to focus on areas where Israel has a competitive advantage, such as technology, water, and education. It also places emphasis on sectors in which it has learned lessons during its own experience transitioning from a newly independent nation to a high-tech power.


This model relies on the use of Israeli experts to build up “human capacity” on the ground by training the next generation of professionals in developing countries, teaching them skills they can use to improve their society. To date, Israel has trained over 280,000 individuals.

Training and technology

One recent example of Israel using training and technology to redefine aid is the Indo-Israel Agriculture Project (IIAP). This project was initiated in 2008 and is jointly operated by the Israeli embassy, the Indian national and state government, the Indian Agriculture Ministry, and MASHAV. The project trains 20,000 farmers a year through Agricultural Centers of Excellence; there are twenty Centers of Agricultural Excellence currently operating throughout India, with an additional seven under construction.


Greenhouse tomatoes grown through the IIAP (Indo-Israel Agriculture Project) using Israeli techniques

Greenhouse tomatoes grown through the IIAP (Indo-Israel Agriculture Project) using Israeli techniques

The project’s goal is to boost farmers’ crop productivity by employing advanced Israeli technology and leveraging Israel’s specific expertise in agriculture. Centers are created based on a consultation that considers overlapping sectors of need in India and experience in Israel. Examples include beekeeping, vegetable cultivation, and dairy production.


Part of the IIAP involves using “big data, with drones, with other instruments of technology” to determine the proper water needs for each individual plant on a farm. Adviser to the India-Israel CEO Forum Sunil Parek sees the possibilities: “special agriculture technology for targeted plant-single plant-based nutrient supply system[s] can… reduce water requirements & input costs in agriculture significantly.”


Israel is hoping that investing in India’s development will pay diplomatic dividends by, for example, increasing trade and promoting a future alliance. This case also reveals trends that will become prevalent in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Though Israel has eight million citizens and India over a billion, it is Israel’s innovation that is driving the relationship.

A legacy of foreign aid

Technology is clearly a factor in how Israel is redefining aid, but Israel’s culture and history also play a vital role. There is a biblical connection in why the Jewish State is committed to providing international aid: Israel has a desire to be viewed as a “light unto the nations.” This phrase, a foundation of Prophetic Judaism, first appeared in the biblical book of Isaiah and was later adapted by Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, who said it was a “guiding star” in all of Israel’s efforts. This “guiding star” can be interpreted as an ethical imperative for Israel to be a moral beacon in the world.


Israel also wishes to share its own development experience with other countries. As a state that formed successfully following colonial rule by Britain, Israel strives to share its experiences with countries that have similar origins. This idea was especially powerful during Israel’s “golden age of diplomacy” in Africa during the 1960s, when newly independent African leaders looked to Israel for its experience with development issues that were similar to the ones they were facing.


Israeli irrigation techniques allow crops to grow on desert land

Israeli irrigation techniques allow crops to grow on desert land

A key component of this was Israel maximizing the potential of the non-arable Negev desert, which encompasses nearly fifty percent of Israeli territory, through the process of drip irrigation. This innovation, developed by Sholmo Blass, ensures that plants grow using “small, but steady drops of water… targeted at their roots” that is “brought to the crops” from a nearby water source such as a lake or reservoir. The method resulted in both water saved and yields that were “higher than any other irrigation technique.” Through MASHAV, Israel has cooperated with over a hundred countries to provide individuals training on water management and irrigation using these techniques.


Has this development outreach provided tangible benefits for Israel? Israeli scholar Ayre Oded asserts that international aid has “remained an important arm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its efforts to enhance Israel’s standing.”


An example of these principles translating into successful diplomacy is Zambia in the 1990s. When Frederick Chiluba won the Zambian presidential elections in 1991, he immediately reinstated diplomatic relations with Israel. As the new Israeli ambassador presented his credentials, Chiluba said that one of the factors motivating him to reinstate relations was his desire to renew MASHAV’s activities in the country. In fact, one of the representatives in Zambian parliament was quoted as saying that they “wanted the Israelis to come back because ‘ten of them’ had done more than the thousands of foreign advisors currently at work in Zambia.”


The Zambian example demonstrates how diplomatic results can blossom from sustained development efforts. It also exemplifies how there is a practical as well as an altruistic, “Jewish” angle to Israel’s outreach.


Israel will continue to be a key bellwether in understanding how technology will redefine both development and diplomacy in the 21st century.



US ‘foreign aid’ to Israel: What’s in it for America?

The annual $3.8 billion U.S. investment in Israel saves U.S. lives, strengthens U.S. security and yields an annual rate of return of several hundred percent.

Yoram Ettinger 19December2021

(December 19, 2021 / JNS) 1. Return on investment

In October 2021 and January 2020, Israeli intelligence alerted the United States to Iranian drone and missile attacks on U.S. military installations in southern Syria and Iraq. Two hundred U.S. soldiers (in Syria) and 1,500 U.S. soldiers (in Iraq) took effective shelter.


The scope of intelligence shared with the United States by Israel exceeds that provided by all NATO countries combined. It includes data on Iran’s global terrorism and nuclear and ballistic programs; Islamic terrorism targeting the United States and pro-U.S. Arab regimes; battle tactics and military systems of U.S. rivals and enemies; Israeli-developed technologies and battle tactics; Soviet nuclear-equipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, and more.


According to General George Keegan, former head of U.S. Air Force Intelligence: “I could not have procured the intelligence [received from Israel] with five CIAs.” The annual budget of one CIA is around $15 billion.


Israel is the most cost-effective battle-testing laboratory for U.S. defense industries, employing (with much gratitude!) hundreds of U.S. military systems, sharing with the U.S. manufacturers lessons learned (operation, maintenance, repairs), which are later integrated as upgrades. These upgrades enhance U.S. global competitiveness, spare the United States billions of dollars and many years of research and development, increase U.S. exports and expand U.S. employment.


According to Lockheed-Martin, Israel’s use of the F-16 fighter jet has yielded over 700 upgrades, netting the manufacturer a mega-billion-dollar bonanza. A similar bonanza was received by McDonnell-Douglas, the manufacturer of the F-15 fighter. The benefits to the United States deriving from Israel’s experience with the more sophisticated and expensive F-35 are substantially higher.


According to the late Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and General Alexander Haig, “Israel is the largest US aircraft carrier, which does not require American soldiers on board, cannot be sunk, and is deployed in a most critical region, economically and militarily, sparing the US the need to manufacture, deploy and maintain more real aircraft carriers and additional ground divisions, which would cost the US some $15 billion annually.”


The formulation of U.S. battle tactics is largely based on Israel’s battle experience. For instance, U.S. special operations units (on their way to Iraq and previously to Afghanistan) and urban warfare specialists are trained in Israel. The U.S. Air Force benefits greatly from joint maneuvers with the Israeli Air Force, which possesses much more battle experience, shedding light on the far-reaching capabilities of U.S.-made combat aircraft.


Israel is an innovation hub (second only to the United States), hosting more than 200 U.S. tech giants, which operate research and development centers in the country, leveraging the brain power of the “Start Up Nation.”


Israel is a unique commercial and defense force-multiplier for the United States, extending America’s strategic reach without the presence of U.S. troops (unlike Europe, South Korea and Japan), while deterring and preempting regional rogue entities, which threaten the United States and pro-U.S. Arab regimes.

More data is available here.

2. From misperceived liability to unique asset

In 1948, the State Department, Pentagon, CIA, The New York Times and the Washington Post opposed the establishment of the Jewish state, considering it a feeble pro-Soviet entity, unable to withstand an Arab offensive; a burden on the United States.


Israel’s 1967 victory obliterated the military of then pro-Soviet Egypt, which aimed to topple every pro-U.S. Arab oil-producing regime, at a time when the United States was heavily dependent upon Persian Gulf oil. It spared the United States a major economic and national security setback and dealt a severe blow to the USSR. Israel shared with the United States captured Soviet military systems (including surface-to-air missile batteries and tanks) and game-changing battle tactics. This event changed the U.S. perception of Israel from burden to asset.


In December 1969, an Israeli commando unit snatched from Egypt the most advanced Soviet P-12 radar system, and transferred its technologies to the United States (the Senate Intelligence Committee assessed the value of this gift at $3 billion), enhancing the capabilities of U.S. defense industries and the U.S. armed forces.


In 1966, 1968 and 1989, Israel acquired (through defecting Arab pilots) Mig-21, 17 and 23 fighter jets, which were shared with the United States, upgrading the U.S. Air Force capabilities.


In 1970, Israel demonstrated its effective posture of deterrence, forcing pro-Soviet Syria to roll back its invasion of pro-U.S. Jordan by buttressing its military presence on the Syria-Israel-Jordan border (the Golan Heights)—at the request of the United States—at a time when the United States was bogged down in Southeast Asia.


In 1981, Israel destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor, sparing the United States a potential nuclear confrontation in the 1991 Gulf War.

The transformation of Iran (1978/79) and Turkey (2003) from favored U.S. allies to major enemy/adversaries highlighted Israel as the only effective, reliable and democratic Middle East U.S. ally.


In 2007, Israel destroyed the Syrian-Iranian-North Korean nuclear reactor, sparing the globe a potential nuclearized civil war in Syria.


Since 2010, the “Arab Tsunami” has traumatized the Arab Street, underscoring Israel’s role as a unique U.S. ally, against the backdrop of the inherently intra-Arab violence, instability, unpredictability and tenuous nature of Arab regimes, policies and accords.


In 2021, the United States could terminate its military presence in the Persian Gulf if there were an Israel-like entity in that region.

More data is available here.

3. Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) benefits the United States

Israel’s QME has:

• Upgraded its posture as a U.S. beachhead and force multiplier—with no need for U.S. soldiers—in the inherently explosive junction of Europe, Asia and Africa, between the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf, which is an epicenter of regional and global Islamic terrorism, the proliferation of ballistic technologies, and drug trafficking.


• Bolstered its performance as a cost-effective battle-testing laboratory for the U.S. defense industry and armed forces, increasing U.S. exports, expanding U.S. employment and enhancing the formulation of U.S. battle tactics.


• Reinforced Israel’s posture of deterrence against Islamic terrorist organizations and rogue regimes, which have targeted the United States and all pro-U.S. Arab regimes.


• Constrained the maneuverability of Iran, Syria and Russia in Syria and Lebanon, serving as a critical line of defense for the highly vulnerable pro-U.S Hashemite regime in Jordan.


• Scaled down regional instability, reducing the threat of regional wars and terrorism, while enticing the relatively moderate and pro-U.S. Arab regimes to seek peace and normalization with Israel.


• Motivated the Arab Gulf States—in the face of Iran’s ayatollahs—to dramatically improve ties with Israel.


• Facilitated relatively swift and decisive military operations—with fewer losses to both sides—limiting the scope of Israel-Arab conflicts, regionally and globally.


• Eased a gradual U.S. military withdrawal from the Middle East, while Israel’s military capabilities fill in the geo-strategic void.


However, Israel’s QME is not an effective substitute for the topography of the Golan Heights and the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), which dominate the geographic sliver along the Mediterranean of pre-1967 Israel.  Israel’s QME could be erased tomorrow, not so its topographic edge.

More data is available here.


The aforementioned data reaffirms the fact that the United States’ annual $3.8 billion constitute a most productive investment in—not foreign aid to—Israel, yielding an annual rate of return of several hundred percent.


Thus, U.S.-Israel relations constitute a mutually beneficial two-way street—with the flow of benefits from Israel to the United States expanding by the day.


Yoram Ettinger is a former ambassador and head of Second Thought: A U.S.-Israel Initiative.

This article was first published by The Ettinger Report.



Israel government is new normal in the Middle East

New coalition signals normalization of Israeli politics in a China-led era of fast-shifting geopolitical

by David P Goldman 03January2023

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu adjusts his kippah after speaking at a special session of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, to approve and swear in a new government, in Jerusalem on December 29, 2022. Photo: Pool / Amir Cohen

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu adjusts his kippah after speaking at a special session of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to approve and swear in a new government, in Jerusalem on December 29, 2022. Photo: Pool / Amir Cohen

JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government is anything but the manifestation of extremism portrayed in most of the world’s media.


Typical of misreporting in the Western press was Le Monde’s December 28 assertion that “the new coalition gives pride of place to Jewish extremists and the ultra-Orthodox, who plan to weaken the judiciary and expand settlements.”


On the contrary: The new coalition embodies the normalization of Israeli politics, that is, the politics of a Jewish State in the Middle East.


Israel’s “new normal” may find an alignment with a changing political landscape in the Middle East, especially if negotiations to establish diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia succeed. This new alignment is the work of regional players, with China in a supporting role. The United States and other Western countries, meanwhile, have become bit players.


The success of the two national religious parties in the last election and their prominent place denotes the emergence of a Jewish nationalist center that seeks accommodation with the Arab world at large, as opposed to the radical fringe of Palestinian irredentists who have an exaggerated share of the global limelight. It also denotes a greater distance between the United States, which hosts the world’s second-largest Jewish community after Israel, and Israel itself.


Israel’s fifth national election in four years appears to have established a new and enduring majority. Netanyahu’s previous governments depended on a shaky alliance between the secular right-wing (Likud) and the Haredi religious parties. This arrangement was inherently unstable; the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) for the most part have little interest in Jewish nationalism and lobby for subsidies for their own communities.


This time, as numerous analysts have observed, some of the ultra-Orthodox vote, especially among younger Haredi, shifted to the nationalist religious parties. That, plus the law-and-order voter shift from the center, gives Netanyahu a solid and possibly lasting majority.

Terrorist Incidents per Month in Israel September 2020 - November 2022

Terrorist Incidents per Month in Israel September 2020 – November 2022

Israeli voters shifted their support to parties that insisted that Israel would deal with its own security problems according to its own requirements. A surge of support for Bezalel Smotrich’s Religious Zionist Party and Itamar Ben-Gvir’s Otzma Yehudit (“Jewish Strength”) was a law-and-order vote more than anything else.


A surge in terrorist attacks on Israelis directed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad lifted the monthly count to more than 400 in October, the month of the elections.


Many Israelis from all walks of life told me that they had voted for the religious-nationalist ticket for the first time in response to the terror attacks. Ben-Gvir will have enhanced powers over Israel’s police in his new capacity as minister for national security.


Hamas, the governing entity in Gaza under a charter that demands the destruction of the State of Israel, likely took heart from Robert Malley’s return to office as Biden’s special envoy to Iran.


In 2008, the Obama campaign fired Malley for engaging in personal outreach to Hamas, only to bring him back as chief coordinator of operations against the Islamic State.


The military capability of Hamas has only nuisance value. Its sole stratagem is to engineer civilian casualties among Arabs in order to accuse Israel of human rights violations.


In May 2021 alone, Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists fired more than 4,340 rockets from Gaza at civilian targets in Israel. These rockets killed ten Israelis, but many of them fell back inside Gaza, killing more than 90 Palestinian Arabs.


That is, Hamas and Islamic Jihad killed ten Arab civilians for every Israeli civilian killed in missile attacks. Hamas uses Gaza civilians as human shields, by its own admission firing rockets at Israel from schools and hospitals.


Maximizing civilian deaths in order to accuse the Israelis of human rights violations recalls the classic definition of the Aramaic-Yiddish word chutzpah, namely a man kills his parents and then asks for clemency on the grounds that he is an orphan. But this charade has a sympathetic audience in the left wing of American politics.

Members of the Al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, march in Gaza in a file photo. Photo: AFP / Emmanuel Dunand

Members of the Al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, march in Gaza in a file photo. Photo: AFP / Emmanuel Dunand

When Israeli soldiers raided a Hamas cell in the West Bank town of Jenin last May 11, a stray Israeli bullet killed Shireen Abu Akleha, a Palestinian Arab journalist embedded with a terror group.


Under pressure from the left wing of the Democratic Party, which imagines that the Palestine conflict is a cognate of the American civil rights movement, the Biden administration on November 14 announced an FBI investigation into the shooting, despite a previous assurance that it wouldn’t.


Only 34% of Democrats (versus 66% of Republicans) have a favorable view of Israel’s government, according to a May 2022 Pew Research poll conducted while then-prime minister Yair Lapid made every effort to placate Washington.


The knee-jerk anti-imperialism of Third World governments continues to produce majorities for UN General Assembly resolutions condemning Israel, although the majorities are shrinking as more developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, vote with Israel or abstain.


More important than the UN General Assembly vote, though, is a shift in regional alliances that for the most part works in Israel’s favor.


Hamas, strictly speaking, is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, the fundamentalist Islamic sect founded in 1928. The Brotherhood combines extreme Islamism with the organizational structure of a modern totalitarian party.


In the past, the Islamist government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported Hamas, most visibly with the 2010 “Gaza flotilla” that sought to break the joint Egyptian-Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.


Turkey provided refuge to Hamas and other Muslim Brotherhood operatives. This put pressure on the Arab Gulf states, which view the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat to the Arab monarchies.


In 2016, an officers’ coup tried and failed to overthrow Erdogan. The Turkish leader blamed the Gulf States, especially the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for backing the coup. In 2018, when Israel suppressed attacks from Gaza, Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Jerusalem.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has changed his tune on Israel. Photo: AFP / Mustafa Kamaci

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has changed his tune on Israel. Photo: AFP / Mustafa Kamaci

Turkey has now exchanged ambassadors with Israel, patched up relations with the UAE and reportedly expelled dozens of Hamas operatives. Turkey’s economic fortunes have reversed; the Turkish lira, in free-fall during 2021, stabilized during 2022, and Turkey’s depressed stock market doubled in US dollar terms, the best-performing stock market in the world.


Direct investment from the Gulf States helped Turkey, but (as I reported on December 15) a surge of Chinese exports to Turkey, presumably with Chinese trade financing, probably was the biggest driver of Turkey’s turnaround.


Turkey’s realignment with Israel, the Gulf States and China creates a new security architecture in the region. Iran is marginalized, emphatically so after China signed a December 9 joint statement with the Gulf States admonishing Iran for supporting terrorist activity in the region, following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Saudi Arabia.


All of Israel’s major parties, emphatically including the national religious parties, agree that the country’s most urgent diplomatic goal is to establish diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, the guardian of Islam’s holy sites. Normal relations with the Saudi kingdom, Netanyahu argues, would establish peace between Israel and the Arab world.


A great deal has changed since US liberals during the Obama administration envisioned a Middle East security architecture with Iran at the center. Instead, Turkey has moved into center position, with China’s economic backing.


Turkey has had to give up (or at least defer) its ambition to be the center of the Muslim world, in exchange for a rescue from the brink of economic chaos. Iran is the self-isolating odd man out, even where China is concerned.


The two-state solution that has occupied so much of the attention of Western governments is not on the agenda. It never really was. Hamas abhors the notion of a Jewish state of any kind. The Fatah faction that controls the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank notionally supports a two-state solution but in practice has done everything possible to stop it.


In a June 25, 2009 interview with the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour, Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the Israeli government under former Likud prime minister Ehud Olmert had offered PA President Mahmoud Abbas territory equal in size to 100% of the land occupied in 1967.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas doesn’t really want his own state. Photo: AFP / Alex Brandon / Pool

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas doesn’t really want his own state. Photo: AFP / Alex Brandon / Pool

Abbas doesn’t want his own state, for several reasons. The Israelis unilaterally withdrew from Gaza and let the Palestine Authority take over in 2005, but Hamas took over in a violent 2007 coup. Abbas rightly fears the same outcome on the West Bank. In the meantime, Western subsidies make the PA a lucrative enterprise.


After years of Charlie Brown-and-the-football-games with the Palestine Authority, most Israelis are tired of hearing about the two-state solution. Only 31% of Israelis supported the notion while 60% opposed it, according to a recent poll.


In Judea, the biblical heartland of the ancient Jewish kingdom, an official of the Jewish settlers’ community said that the national religious parties would welcome a Gulf State presence on the West Bank, for example, to beautify the area around the tombs of the patriarch Abraham in Hebron.


The site is holy to Muslims as well as Jews, housing a mosque as well as a synagogue.

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Since when did the Palestinians become entitled to a state?

By Ted Belman 01January2017

In 2011, Newt Gingrich said “The Palestinians are an invented people.” He was right. So why are they entitled to a state?

In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization was formed to liberate Palestine through armed struggle. But it took years for the notion of a Palestinian people to crystalize.  In 1967, they were not recognized as such, nor were they considered a party to the conflict.  Security Council Resolution 242 passed after the ’67 war, made no mention of them.


But in 1969, the State Department tabled the Rogers Plan:. It provided: “We believe its just settlement must take into account the desires and aspirations of the refugees and the legitimate concerns of the Governments in the area.” whereas Res 242 simply required a “just settlement of the refugee issue”. It also stressed the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war” as set out in the recital ignoring the fact that recitals do not create obligations.


In 1978, when the peace treaty with Egypt was being finalized, Pres Carter pushed PM Begin to agree to create a Palestinian state in five years. Begin refused but did agree to give them autonomy only.


Pres Reagan, who followed Carter, continued the pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian state.  Jewish Virtual Library reports on the Reagan Plan (1982):


“Unknown to Israel, the Reagan administration was preparing a new diplomatic initiative for the Middle East, designed to renew the peace process, deal with the Palestinian issue, improve Israel-Egypt relations and provide impetus for Jordan to join the peace process. It was also aimed at pleasing those Arab states who had accepted PLO . evacuees from Beirut and signaling them that the U.S. was not satisfied solely with their departure from Beirut, but was seeking an overall solution.”


When PM Begin finally heard of the plan he said, “It is the saddest day of my life”.

The Reagan plan called for direct negotiations, an interim period of self-government and then ultimately an alliance with Jordan rather than a Palestinian State. He also called for an immediate freeze on settlement construction and for an undivided Jerusalem, the fate for which to be decided by negotiations.


The US as a matter of policy, promoted the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people and forced Israel to accept them in peace discussions at the Madrid Conference in 1991.


Israel wanted to deal only with the Arabs in the territories but the US kept insisting that the PLO be involved because she wanted a voice for the Arab refugees outside of the territories. This pressure led Israel to come forward with her own Plan namely the Oslo Accords.  She wanted it to apply only to the local Arabs but Pres Clinton insisted that the PLO be involved and that Israel accept back 40,000 of their terrorists and their leadership who has been rescued from Beirut by Reagan and deposited in Tunisia for safe keeping.


In 1993, Israel signed, along with them, the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (Oslo I) and in 1995 the Interim Agreement on the West Bank (Oslo II), but these Accords made no mention of giving them a state.


Surprisingly, President George W. Bush gave it an official nod for the first time in his vision speech of 2002. This speech came about in response to enormous pressure from Saudi Arabia which was demanding the creation of such a state. Even so, it was conditioned on the Palestinians fighting terror, not aiding it or abetting it. In fact, there were many other pre-conditions to the creation of the state.  But the US and the world quickly forgot about the preconditions and went forward with the idea that the Palestinians were entitled to a state.


Then in 2004, Bush gave a very important letter of assurances to PM Sharon in order to support his plans for disengagement.


The United States will do its utmost to prevent any attempt by anyone to impose any other plan. Under the roadmap, Palestinians must undertake an immediate cessation of armed activity and all acts of violence against Israelis anywhere, and all official Palestinian institutions must end incitement against Israel. The Palestinian leadership must act decisively against terror, including sustained, targeted, and effective operations to stop terrorism and dismantle terrorist capabilities and infrastructure. Palestinians must undertake a comprehensive and fundamental political reform that includes a strong parliamentary democracy and an empowered prime minister.


“Second, there will be no security for Israelis or Palestinians until they and all states, in the region and beyond, join together to fight terrorism and dismantle terrorist organizations. The United States reiterates its steadfast commitment to Israel’s security, including secure, defensible borders, and to preserve and strengthen Israel’s capability to deter and defend itself, by itself, against any threat or possible combination of threats.[..]


“As part of a final peace settlement, Israel must have secure and recognized borders, which should emerge from negotiations between the parties in accordance with UNSC Resolutions 242 and 338.”


In this letter, which amounted to a contract, Bush committed the US to prevent any other plan being imposed.  He also committed the US to Israel’s security and reiterated Israel’s right to defensible borders. By affirming Res 242, he was affirming that Israel need not vacate 100% of the land. The Arabs were livid.


Within a couple of months of his inauguration in 2009, Pres Obama repudiated this contract. In response to this and other indicators, I wrote that Obama intended to impose a solution on Israel in 2009. I explained that he had to repudiate it because the contract, if allowed to stand, committed the US to oppose the imposition of any other plan.


Obama then forced Netanyahu to recognize a Palestinian right to a state in his Bar Ilan Speech in June 2009 in which Netanyahu said:


“In my vision of peace, in this small land of ours, two peoples live freely, side-by-side, in amity and mutual respect. Each will have its own flag, its own national anthem, its own government. Neither will threaten the security or survival of the other.”


He went on to stipulate two demands or preconditions: namely the new state must be demilitarized and must recognize Israel as the State of the Jewish people. This was the first time Netanyahu or his party embraced the two state solution. Obama was satisfied even with all the pre-conditions and stipulations. He got what he wanted. He would ignore the stipulations. And this resolution does just that.


Next, he backed the Arab Peace Initiative, which called for 100% withdrawal, contrary to Res 242, albeit with mutually agreed swaps.


Then he demanded a complete building freeze, even in Jerusalem. Even so he could not get any concessions from either the Arab League or from the PA as compensation. Having no other choice, he backed the PA’s demand that, as the price of the PA entering negotiations, Israel should release over 100 Arab prisoners with blood on their hands. Israel agreed, though no one had any expectations that the PA would compromise. This prisoner release was in effect another freebie for them.


After strenuous efforts to achieve an agreement, Obama backed off but demanded that there be a continued freeze and nothing be done to make untenable the two-state solution.


But he hadn’t given up. By engineering the passage of Security Council Resolution 2334 declaring “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity” and demanding 100% withdrawal, he, in effect, was getting the Security Council to back his parameters for a peace agreement, namely ’67 lines plus swaps, with a divided Jerusalem.


This, in other words, is a demand by the international community that all lands east of the ’67 lines be free of Jews (judenrein, as the Nazis used to put it).  That would include the Jewish neighborhoods in the eastern part of Jerusalem.  Thus, the lands east of the ’67 lines must be ethnically cleansed of the 900,000 Jews that live there. A majority of which Jews were born there.


The Security Council underlined  “that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations….”  Thus the Jews were denied the Temple Mount, the Old City, including the Jewish Quarter, the Holy Basin and the Western Wall, otherwise known as the Kotel.


This resolution completely overturned Res 242, which was passed 50 years ago and which was the cornerstone of all subsequent initiatives like the Oslo Accords, the Roadmap and the Bush letter of ’04. Throughout this entire period, all US presidents stressed the need for direct negotiations to settle all disputes. Any concessions that Israel made along the way were conditioned on the basis of direct negotiations to come.


This resolution removed from such negotiations, the ultimate borders, the fate of the settlements, the requirement that the borders be defensible and whether to create a state.


In the Oslo Accords, Israel made major concessions to the Palestine Liberation Organization representing the Arabs by inviting them into the territories and granting them autonomy in Areas A and B as demarcated by the Accords, believing that all Israeli safeguards in the Accords would protect her. Keep in mind that the Accords did not promise the Arabs a state nor did they proscribe settlement activity.


Prior to signing these Accords, Israel insisted that the PLO accept Res 242 as binding. This was important to Israel because it stipulated that Israel need only withdraw to “recognized and secure boundaries”. This new resolution negates all Israeli safeguards but not the concessions made by Israel. To do so is unconscionable.


On the one hand, the UN continually accuses Israel of violating international law and declares the settlements illegal by international law; yet, on the other hand, it ignores salient facts and binding contracts. The resolution thus violates the international legal order itself. The UN should be governed by law not by caprice.


Another example of invoking a law that doesn’t exist is the clause which cites “the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force”.  Howard Adelman makes short shrift of this proposition. There is no such law.


This resolution is built upon the proposition that the settlements are illegal by international law. But what if they aren’t?  The UN holds that the lands in question are subject to the Fourth Geneva Convention, which applies whenever a High Contracting Party (HCP)  i.e., a country which signed the convention, belligerently occupies the land of another HCP. But in this case the lands in question were not the land of a HCP but were unallocated land under the Palestine Mandate.


PM Netanyahu appointed a commission consisting of one retired High Court Judge and two senior lawyers to study the matter. In 2014, it issued the Levy Report, which concluded that the FGC does not apply. But even if it does apply, it doesn’t prevent Jews from voluntarily settling on the lands. And keep in mind that the Palestine Mandate gave Jews the right of close settlement on these lands, which right has never been terminated, nor can it be.


This matter has never been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction and thus the UN has no right to treat it as settled law.


To use the vernacular, Israel is being railroaded into creating a Palestinian state on all the territories captured 50 years ago, contrary to law, the facts, and existing agreements. Everything is twisted to label Israel a violator of law, when in fact it is the UN that is the violator. All this on behalf of an invented people who didn’t exist 50 years ago.



The entrenchment of Western Jew-hatred

As the culture hurtles towards the precipice, Diaspora Jews are like rabbits caught in the headlights. Op-ed.

By Melanie Phillips

(JNS) In Britain’s House of Commons this week, MP Kim Johnson launched an attack on the “fascist Israeli government” and its “apartheid” policies.

Johnson is a Labour Party MP. You know, the same Labour Party whose current moderate leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has reputedly cleansed it of the Jew-hatred that exploded under its previous hard-left leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Following Johnson’s remarks, the Labour leadership leapt into immediate action. Within hours, Johnson was ordered to make a groveling apology.


This is supposed to reassure us. True, Starmer now takes action against any expression of Jew-hatred. This includes the pathological demonization of Israel that singles it out for lies designed to delegitimize and destroy it—an agenda applied to no other people or state in the world.


Any such eruption threatens Starmer’s strategy of suppressing the bigotry that previously threatened to destroy the party as the self-professed standard-bearer of conscience, enlightenment and all good things. So, he stamps down on it hard whenever it appears.


But Starmer is playing a game of whack-a-mole. Anti-Jewish bigotry still courses through the party. Anyone who thinks Labour’s antisemitism has gone away or is restricted to a tiny unrepresentative fringe is a fool.


The demonization of Israel is the defining cause of the progressive left. As such, it has become the default narrative in all higher reaches of the culture.


In America, where there is still a bedrock of public support for Israel, this poison has spread through the universities into the schools and infiltrated the Democratic Party. Unlike in Britain, however, the Democrats haven’t even gotten to the Labour Party’s stage of seeking to rid themselves publicly of this moral stain.


The ousting of the Jew-bashing Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar from the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee was organized by the Republicans. The Democrats, who refused to take action against her when they governed the House, opposed the ouster, complaining that it was “revenge” for the Democrats’ removal of two GOP representatives from committees during the previous session of Congress.


Accordingly, the Democrats continue to sanitize Omar’s egregious Jew-hatred. In 2019, she tweeted that U.S. support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins”—that is, hundred-dollar bills. In 2012, before she arrived in Congress, she claimed that “Israel has hypnotized the world” and added, “May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”


Last weekend, Omar claimed on CNN that she was unaware that the word “hypnotized” and conspiracy theories about Jews and money are anti-Jewish tropes.


“I might have used words at the time that I didn’t understand were trafficking in antisemitism,” she said.

Her protestations of ignorance have drawn widespread incredulity and scorn. In fact, they imply something more unpalatable than being disingenuous.


Omar knows that there’s a prejudice called antisemitism. However, she self-evidently believed that Jews do use their money to exercise covert and harmful power and that they do hypnotize the world.


In other words, Omar thought that what others know to be Jew-hating tropes couldn’t be prejudice because they’re true. So, when she says she didn’t think these tropes constituted antisemitism, she reveals just how antisemitic she actually is.


Yet even now, the supposedly anti-racist Democrats refuse to condemn her. This is because Western progressives either support or refuse to condemn “intersectional” Critical Race Theory.


Emanating from Marxist propaganda that damns as oppressive all who have political, economic or military power, this dogma identifies Jews as oppressors—because it itself draws upon the antisemitic tropes of Jewish power and money.


This ideology of Western oppression turned the left into the useful idiots of the former Soviet Union, which allied with the PLO’s terrorist leader Yasser Arafat in the 1960s to fuse Marxism with the fabrication of Palestinian Arab identity and victimization by Israel.


This both fueled and provided cover for overt Jew-hatred. While Western liberals have normalized this through their support for the Palestinian Arabs, it has been promoted disproportionately by black people and Muslims under the influence of Black Power, Critical Race Theory and the laundering of the global Islamic jihad through the Palestinian cause.


Black people and Muslims are involved in attacks on Jews in America, Britain and elsewhere in numbers significantly disproportionate to their presence in the population as a whole.


Such attacks are now being normalized in the wider culture. The Netflix movie “You People”—which premiered on International Holocaust Remembrance Day last week—depicts Jews in hateful terms. They are presented as rich people who profited from the slave trade and now leech off the poor, or degenerate and lying low-lifes who earn deserved humiliation over their attempts to whitewash their racism.


On the Jew in the City website, Allison Josephs observed how this production repeats and normalizes the Jew-hating tropes of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

“The erasure of past and current Jewish persecution, while pitting Jews against black people, is absolutely vile,” she wrote.

Where are the other Jewish voices raised in protest over this production?

The Jewish Diaspora leadership may complain about antisemitism on campus or some of the most egregious lies about Israel’s supposed oppression and “war crimes.” But in general, it refuses to call out Muslim or black antisemitism.


With very few exceptions, it refuses to tell the truth that the Jews are the only people with a legal, historical and moral claim to the entire Holy Land and thus lance the boil that produces this poison—the lie that the Jews stole the land from its indigenous inhabitants.


It refuses to call out the West’s political and cultural leaders for telling the lie that Israel illegally occupies “Palestinian” land. This is not just because of the fear of challenging people in power. Far worse, many Jewish Diaspora leaders themselves believe this lie because they are ignorant of Jewish and Middle East history.


In America, “progressive” Jewish groups that regularly demonize Israel actually defended Ilhan Omar. A number of them published a statement claiming that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was acting “based on false accusations that [Omar] is antisemitic or anti-Israel.”


In Britain, The Jewish Chronicle reported that the United Synagogue—analogous to America’s Orthodox Union—actually sold the now-defunct Wembley synagogue in London to an extremist Islamic group, the U.K. branch of the Pakistan-based Dawat-e-Islami.

In raising funds to buy this synagogue, the group described it in its publicity materials as “a former place of worship of non-believers.”

Dawat-e-Islami’s Midlands branch hosted an extremist preacher, Shaykh Asrar Rashid, who once claimed Hitler did Jews “a favor.” The group’s founder, Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri, wrote that boycotting Jewish products wasn’t enough for Muslims, who must make sure not to behave as “imitations of the Jews.”


Yet the clueless United Synagogue claims that it activated its “robust due diligence processes” to conduct the sale. Like the rest of Britain’s Jewish leadership, it seems neither to understand Islamic extremism nor to recognize the severity of the threat it poses to Britain’s Jews.


While failing to call out systemic Muslim, black or Palestinian Arab antisemitism, Britain’s Jewish leaders instead demonize as Islamophobic, racist or extremist anyone who does.


Meanwhile, Jewish voters and donors are flocking back to the supposedly safe-again Labour Party; while in both Britain and America, Jewish communities internalize the hysteria and distortions about both the new Israeli government and the Palestinian Arabs that flow unremittingly from outlets such as the BBCHaaretz and The New York Times.


As the West careens off the moral and political road and hurtles towards the precipice, Diaspora Jews are like rabbits caught in the headlights, unable to move.

Melanie Phillips, a British journalist, broadcaster and author, writes a weekly column for JNS. Currently a columnist for The Times of London, her personal and political memoir Guardian Angel has been published by Bombardier, which also published her first novel, The Legacy. Go to to access her work.



Diaspora Jews keep making the same mistake

Herzl would recognize all too well the tragic fantasy of assimilation.



By  Melanie Phillips
Published on  12-02-2022 10:59 Last modified: 02December2022 10:59


A perverse feature of the Jewish people is that they make one particular mistake over and over again. They are persecuted. They frantically try to assimilate into their host community in the belief that this will avert future persecution. They are persecuted again. They frantically assimilate again.


This week saw the publication of the first collected works of Theodor Herzl, the founding father of modern Zionism. The set initiated the Library of the Jewish People, a new series of works by classic Jewish writers issued by the Koren publishing house.


Publishing this now is particularly fitting because of striking similarities between Herzl’s time and today.


Gil Troy’s masterful introduction to the collection draws attention to the complexities of Herzl’s tortured life. This rings a loud contemporary bell, not just about the persistence of antisemitism but about the current attitudes of Diaspora Jews.


Assimilated and sophisticated, Herzl had an ambivalent attitude towards his Jewishness. Infatuated with the German high culture that was dominant in Europe, he refused to circumcise his son and lit Christmas tree candles for his children.


Jews had risen to the highest levels of German and Austrian political, professional and cultural society. Yet at the same time, Germany and Austria were becoming more and more pathologically hostile to the Jews.


Herzl was caught in a permanent identity crisis – a conflict between his “enlightened” Europeanized self and the Jewish culture whose fundamental importance he only gradually came to understand.


As he reeled from one antisemitic shock after another, he repeatedly tried to reconcile the high degree of assimilation achieved by European Jews with the fact that, for non-Jewish Europeans, the Jews were unassimilable.


In 1895, he was shattered by the conviction in Paris of the Jewish officer Capt. Alfred Dreyfus on a trumped-up charge of treason, with the profound Jew-hatred of the French on naked display. That year, he was further unnerved by the election of the vicious antisemite Karl Lueger as mayor of Vienna – a city described by Amos Elon in his book The Pity of It All as culturally dominated by Jews.


Realizing after the Dreyfus affair that the Jews would never be safe except in their own homeland, Herzl’s thinking nevertheless remained framed by his assimilationist mindset. As Elon writes, he thought the site of the new Jewish national home would be chosen by a committee of rational and scientific geographers and economists, and it would be a multicultural, multilingual state like Switzerland.


The echoes of all this today are unmistakable. In Britain and America, antisemitism has reached record levels. Yet their Jewish communities have their heads in the sand or are looking the other way entirely.


In America, a majority of Jews have embraced universalism and intersectionality. Although these ideologies are antithetical to the inherently particularist values of Judaism and fuel antisemitism and anti-Zionism as a result, “progressive” American Jews tell themselves they represent Jewish values.


For days, there’s been uproar over former President Donald Trump hosting two profound antisemites at his table: the rapper Ye and the white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. Such criticism of Trump for helping legitimize antisemites, not least through his failure to denounce them and admit the magnitude of his error, is entirely justified.


But progressive Jews gloating over Trump’s behavior have themselves connived at the promotion of antisemitism. In particular, they have failed to condemn the “Squad” of Jew-bashing congresswomen.


Ye draws upon the ideology of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has spent decades vilifying the Jews as “satanic.” Yet former President Barack Obama had previously helped with Farrakhan’s organization, former President Bill Clinton shared a stage and a smiling handshake with him and the Democratic establishment has remained silent about his Jew-bashing.


In Britain, Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has gone to great lengths to demonstrate his commitment to rid the party of the antisemites who openly infested it under the former hard-left leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Yet Starmer had previously campaigned vigorously for Corbyn to become prime minister. Starmer’s current deputy, Angela Rayner, was a leading Corbyn acolyte. His foreign affairs spokeswoman, Lisa Nandy – who says she is a Zionist – has promised in the past to oppose what she called “the illegal occupation of Palestine” and the “blockade of Gaza,” and supported the Palestinian Arabs’ “right of return.”


Starmer has been extremely careful to press all the right buttons in his charm offensive to reassure Britain’s Jewish community. It’s worked. “Progressive” British Jews now think it’s safe to vote Labour again.


This is wishful thinking. Anti-Zionism and antisemitism still course through the left.


This week, the journalist John Ware won his third victory in the libel courts. He had sued the Labour party and certain individuals who falsely claimed that in his 2019 BBC “Panorama” program “Is Labour Antisemitic?”, Ware had knowingly exaggerated the scale of antisemitism in Corbyn’s Labour party.


In this week’s case, Ware had sued a retired TV producer named Paddy French.


Among French’s supporters were the hard-left film director Ken Loach and Roger Waters, the co-founder of Pink Floyd who was French’s main financial backer. Waters, who has a long record of antisemitic remarks, said that Ware was “entirely controlled by the oligarchs … bought and paid for.”


On the contrary – Ware’s stand was heroic, particularly because he acted alone and with no financial support from the BBC or anyone else. Despite the record damages of £90,000 awarded to him this week, Ware risks being left badly out of pocket if French is unable to pay up, due to the high costs of the case.


Ware’s victory won’t stop French or Waters – with the rocker’s 550,000 Twitter followers – from pushing vicious falsehoods about Israel and the “world Zionist conspiracy” on social media.


Antisemitism will still roar out of control because it’s being fueled by defamatory lies about Israel. It’s not just the hard-left but the softer “progressives” who push this narrative, which is the cause of causes for Western liberals.


In both Britain and America, the Jewish community seeks ways of denying this reality in their overwhelming anxiety to fit into the dominant power structure. In order to pretend they aren’t different from everyone else, they tell themselves there are no barriers between them and non-Jewish Brits or Americans.


In a similar vein, Herzl and the Jewish communities of Germany and Vienna tried to rid themselves of characteristics that made them separate, telling themselves that assimilation made them as German or Austrian as everyone else. Such acceptance wasn’t true then and it’s not true now. The Jews are in the Diaspora on sufferance.


Last month, Israel’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs discussed a report published by the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research. It showed that between 1970 and 2020, Europe lost 59% of its Jewish population through a combination of antisemitism, the collapse of Jewish communities and assimilation.


The committee’s chairman, David Bitan, said, “In Europe, Jews are forced to conceal the Jewish characteristics. They are afraid to walk through the streets wearing a kippa, and the synagogues are guarded by local police.”


Dr. Dov Maimon of the Jewish People Policy Institute said, “There is no positive scenario for European Jewry due to the economic decline and the rise of Islamization.” Yet more than 80% of European Jews aren’t even thinking about leaving.


Antisemitism may be more widespread and violent in mainland Europe than in America and Britain, but the same baleful trends are all too obvious there too. Obvious, that is, for those with eyes to see.


If Herzl were around today, he would surely marvel at the astounding strength and vigor of the State of Israel; but he would also surely grieve that, for “assimilated” Diaspora Jews, little seems to have changed.

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The National Committee for Planning and Building National Infrastructures is planning to extend the high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway line through the capital and into the Germany Colony neighborhood’s Emek Refaim Street.


Emek Refaim, albeit a main street, is narrow and hugely congested, with cafes, restaurants, vegetable and fruit stores and numerous other quaint shops on both sides of the street, which is lined with historic residential and other buildings as well.


The high-speed train currently takes 30 minutes to reach Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.


Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon told Ynet that “by 2030 Israel Railways will reach the Khan complex with a metro station in the city center as well.”


According to the plan, the track will pass through an underground tunnel and include new passenger stations at the intersection of Jaffa and King George Streets, and in the Khan complex near the historic Ottoman-era train station.


The line is expected to connect to the blue and red Light Rail lines, and the cable car that is planned for the Old City.

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Israel Has The World’s Highest Digital Quality Of Life In 2022, USA Only 12th

by Tyler Durden, 02January2023 –

Life and work in the 21st century is increasingly reliant on modern technology, with a country’s digital quality of life playing a massive role on people’s day-to-day.


Some countries excel in internet access and affordability, while others have more modern digital systems and relevant laws. And, as Visual Capitalist’s Omri Wallach details below, many regions of the world suffer with lacking digital infrastructure and access across the board.


The 2022 Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) from Surfshark analyzes countries on digital wellbeing, based on data from the UN, World Bank, Freedom House, and the International Communications Union.

DQL index and 5 pillars ranking DQL index is calculated by looking at the impact of five core pillars: internet affordability, internet quality, e-infrastructure, e-security, e-government

DQL index and 5 pillars ranking DQL index is calculated by looking at the impact of five core pillars: internet affordability, internet quality, e-infrastructure, e-security, e-government


5 Metrics for Measuring Digital Wellbeing

The DQL Index covers 117 countries with readily available data, making up 92% of the global population. Each country is scored on five pillars:

  • Internet Affordability—How much time people have to work to afford a stable internet connection.
  • Internet Quality—How fast and stable the internet connectivity in a country is and how well it’s improving.
  • Electronic Infrastructure—How well developed and inclusive a country’s existing electronic infrastructure is.
  • Electronic Security—How safe and protected people feel in a country.
  • Electronic Government—How advanced and digitized a country’s government services are.

Visualizing The World’s Digital Quality of Life

Overall, Europe and Asia led the digital quality of life rankings in 2022. Israel took the top spot with an incredibly strong score in internet affordability. Here are the countries sorted by rankings and their weighted scores in each category:

Rank Country Affordability Quality E-infrastructure E-security E-government
1 Israel 0.1917 0.0981 0.1668 0.1503 0.1541
2 Denmark 0.047 0.1186 0.1968 0.1878 0.1844
3 Germany 0.0718 0.0926 0.1922 0.1946 0.1612
4 France 0.0534 0.111 0.1834 0.1878 0.1749
5 Sweden 0.0213 0.1059 0.1958 0.1878 0.1787
6 Netherlands 0.0241 0.0985 0.1956 0.1865 0.1796
7 Finland 0.0171 0.0973 0.192 0.1892 0.1869
8 Japan 0.0684 0.1024 0.1846 0.1462 0.177
9 U.K. 0.0413 0.0898 0.1882 0.1611 0.188
10 South Korea 0.0252 0.1139 0.1884 0.1516 0.1868
11 Lithuania 0.0508 0.087 0.1705 0.1973 0.1592
12 U.S. 0.0326 0.113 0.1944 0.1224 0.1947
13 Switzerland 0.0337 0.1114 0.1914 0.1597 0.1607
14 Estonia 0.0219 0.0759 0.1852 0.1946 0.1779
15 Singapore 0.0717 0.1134 0.1852 0.0943 0.19
16 Spain 0.0257 0.0924 0.1777 0.1919 0.1656
17 Norway 0.0136 0.0923 0.194 0.1649 0.174
18 Luxembourg 0.0272 0.0911 0.1878 0.1689 0.1597
19 Italy 0.0362 0.082 0.1733 0.1824 0.159
20 Portugal 0.0085 0.1101 0.1576 0.1932 0.1565
21 Belgium 0.0162 0.0868 0.1823 0.1973 0.1409
22 Austria 0.0279 0.0717 0.1782 0.1716 0.1719
23 Poland 0.0242 0.0869 0.1566 0.1905 0.1568
24 Ireland 0.0217 0.0874 0.1799 0.1662 0.1596
25 Czechia 0.023 0.0755 0.1707 0.196 0.1472
26 Canada 0.0228 0.0967 0.1831 0.1289 0.1723
27 Hungary 0.0206 0.1046 0.1647 0.1676 0.1425
28 New Zealand 0.0166 0.1027 0.1731 0.1341 0.1702
29 Slovakia 0.0233 0.0807 0.161 0.1865 0.1417
30 Bulgaria 0.0308 0.1025 0.1352 0.177 0.1452
31 Croatia 0.0133 0.0911 0.1625 0.1865 0.1346
32 Slovenia 0.0102 0.0934 0.1619 0.1622 0.1591
33 Latvia 0.0235 0.0918 0.1628 0.1784 0.1289
34 Romania 0.0299 0.105 0.1427 0.1743 0.1327
35 Australia 0.0453 0.0706 0.1755 0.1089 0.1802
36 Malta 0.0104 0.093 0.1639 0.1527 0.1547
37 Cyprus 0.0139 0.0718 0.1589 0.1689 0.1548
38 Malaysia 0.0319 0.0838 0.1636 0.1224 0.1561
39 Greece 0.0085 0.0713 0.142 0.2 0.1344
40 Chile 0.0251 0.1202 0.1469 0.1022 0.1538
41 Uruguay 0.0051 0.1054 0.1569 0.13 0.1498
42 Russia 0.0556 0.0794 0.1512 0.0943 0.152
43 China 0.0241 0.1045 0.1485 0.0741 0.175
44 U.A.E. 0.0071 0.1148 0.1779 0.0419 0.1712
45 Argentina 0.0073 0.0694 0.1575 0.13 0.1464
46 Qatar 0.0077 0.1077 0.1705 0.0808 0.1421
47 Armenia 0.1009 0.07 0.1356 0.0765 0.1221
48 Serbia 0.0184 0.0739 0.1387 0.1238 0.1429
49 Thailand 0.0081 0.1045 0.151 0.0876 0.1391
50 Ukraine 0.0259 0.0581 0.1613 0.1184 0.1256
51 Saudi Arabia 0.0057 0.0873 0.1635 0.0865 0.1408
52 Turkey 0.0153 0.0679 0.1526 0.0968 0.1488
53 Brazil 0.0078 0.0884 0.1388 0.0686 0.1558
54 Moldova 0.0357 0.0687 0.1359 0.0927 0.1226
55 Philippines 0.0044 0.0779 0.1371 0.1062 0.1265
56 Bahrain 0.0084 0.0878 0.166 0.047 0.1396
57 Colombia 0.0051 0.0775 0.1248 0.0954 0.1433
58 Costa Rica 0.0042 0.0721 0.1523 0.0954 0.1206
59 India 0.0266 0.071 0.1149 0.0822 0.1489
60 N. Macedonia 0.0095 0.0684 0.1409 0.0981 0.1237
61 Kazakhstan 0.0185 0.0639 0.1408 0.07 0.1473
62 Mexico 0.0111 0.0688 0.1291 0.0792 0.142
63 Paraguay 0.0091 0.0724 0.1424 0.0862 0.113
64 Albania 0.0087 0.0567 0.1313 0.09 0.1328
65 Oman 0.0053 0.065 0.1455 0.0473 0.1502
66 South Africa 0.0198 0.0689 0.1171 0.0778 0.1294
67 Georgia 0.0097 0.0577 0.1408 0.0941 0.1103
68 Mauritius 0.0149 0.0459 0.1311 0.09 0.1298
69 Belarus 0.0224 0.068 0.1396 0.0554 0.123
70 Vietnam 0.0145 0.0712 0.1396 0.0578 0.1241
71 Morocco 0.0068 0.0603 0.1247 0.113 0.1004
72 Indonesia 0.0064 0.0639 0.1382 0.0605 0.1342
73 Peru 0.0037 0.069 0.126 0.0819 0.1213
74 Azerbaijan 0.0093 0.0618 0.1361 0.0592 0.1253
75 Montenegro 0.0149 0.0566 0.1339 0.0765 0.1064
76 Bangladesh 0.024 0.0681 0.1204 0.0703 0.1021
77 Tunisia 0.011 0.0484 0.1225 0.0886 0.1142
78 Kenya 0.0047 0.0492 0.1391 0.0714 0.1193
79 Dominican Republic 0.0047 0.0597 0.1163 0.0754 0.1229
80 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0127 0.0634 0.1353 0.0697 0.0974
81 Panama 0.0032 0.0851 0.1279 0.05 0.1111
82 Ecuador 0.0045 0.0656 0.132 0.0365 0.1256
83 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0094 0.0622 0.1277 0.0551 0.1074
84 Iran 0.0149 0.0585 0.1482 0.0149 0.1113
85 Egypt 0.0064 0.0583 0.1098 0.0595 0.1135
86 Nigeria 0.0014 0.0552 0.1187 0.0768 0.0916
87 Jordan 0.0048 0.0754 0.1434 0.0297 0.0862
88 Ghana 0.0025 0.0531 0.0957 0.0724 0.1091
89 Sri Lanka 0.0071 0.0658 0.0943 0.0446 0.1184
90 Mongolia 0.015 0.059 0.135 0.0189 0.0951
91 Kyrgyzstan 0.0105 0.0603 0.0986 0.0457 0.1074
92 Algeria 0.005 0.0601 0.1312 0.0551 0.0707
93 Bolivia 0.0051 0.0583 0.1287 0.0324 0.0941
94 Nepal 0.0069 0.0684 0.1132 0.0497 0.0762
95 Senegal 0.0036 0.055 0.1048 0.0603 0.0906
96 Pakistan 0.006 0.0616 0.0938 0.0446 0.1015
97 Jamaica 0.0047 0.0584 0.113 0.0432 0.0859
98 Uganda 0.0007 0.0489 0.0777 0.0768 0.0943
99 El Salvador 0.0028 0.0662 0.1066 0.0257 0.0944
100 Ivory Coast 0.0006 0.0465 0.0881 0.0724 0.0869
101 Cambodia 0.0043 0.0631 0.1178 0.0162 0.0831
102 Mali 0.0011 0.0548 0.0969 0.0603 0.0689
103 Namibia 0.0046 0.0517 0.0955 0.0322 0.0899
104 Guatemala 0.0029 0.059 0.0877 0.0257 0.0878
105 Zambia 0.0034 0.0241 0.0935 0.0781 0.0613
106 Botswana 0.0051 0.0523 0.0977 0.023 0.0777
107 Tanzania 0.0021 0.0517 0.0813 0.0257 0.0924
108 Honduras 0.004 0.0675 0.0838 0.0108 0.0861
109 Zimbabwe 0.0019 0.034 0.0907 0.0362 0.0854
110 Angola 0.0047 0.0567 0.0576 0.0495 0.0748
111 Laos 0.0066 0.0489 0.0955 0.0189 0.059
112 Tajikistan 0.0108 0.0485 0.073 0.0108 0.0754
113 Cameroon 0.0014 0.0178 0.073 0.0338 0.0832
114 Mozambique 0.0021 0.0378 0.0526 0.0295 0.0815
115 Ethiopia 0.0032 0.0472 0.048 0.0338 0.0682
116 Yemen 0.007 0.0644 0.0479 0.0081 0.0527
117 Congo DR 0.0063 0.0596 0.0446 0.0027 0.0394

Overall, 15 of the top 20 highest-scoring countries were located in Europe, including #2 Denmark and #3 Germany, reflecting the region’s strong scores in electronic infrastructure and security.


In addition to Israel, the Asia region was represented at the top by #8 Japan, #10 South Korea, and #15 Singapore. The only non-Asian and non-European country to make the top 20 was the United States at #12.


DQL World Map Digital Quality of Life Index.

DQL World Map Digital Quality of Life Index.

GDP’s Impact on Digital Infrastructure

Of the 117 countries that had data available for the index, the majority of the lowest-ranking countries were in Africa or Asia. This includes the bottom five: CameroonMozambiqueEthiopiaYemen, and DR Congo.


In fact, when the DQL Index was charted against GDP per capita, a clear and unsurprising trend emerges:

Countries digital quality of life-2022-in line

Countries digital quality of life-2022-in line

As countries have to grapple with limited resources and capital for increasing their digital wellbeing, we can see different priorities emerge. For example. many countries scored poorly on internet affordability and electronic government while prioritizing investments in internet quality and electronic infrastructure.


And despite the proliferation of mobile phones across the world, more countries were able to set up stable broadband internet over mobile internet.

DQL 2022-mobile internet is generally less stable than broadband

DQL 2022-mobile internet is generally less stable than broadband


To find out more interesting insights, dive in to the full Digital Quality of Life Index



Amid the Noise and Hate, Israel is happy


Gallup’s 2022 World Happiness Report proves that while Israel is thriving, its enemies are among the world’s most miserable.

By Charles O. Kaufman 

(JNS / Bnai Brith) Israel, home to 53% of world Jewry, is a happy place. Yet you wouldn’t know it if you believed the headlines about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new government or saw the latest anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations and the current wave of Jew-hatred propagated by American celebrities.


After all, between the International Court of Justice, Whoopi Goldberg, Kyrie Irving and Kanye West, antisemitism appears to be off to a good start in 2023.


Yet in the antisemitic worst of times, there are aspects of Israel that represent the best of times. The Startup Nation continues to innovate and flourish. The Abraham Accords continue to deliver positive security and global trade rewards. Israeli companies continue to make a massive impact on the quest to alleviate humanitarian disasters around the world.


Moreover, in the face of a tsunami of traditional and social media hatred, Israel is one of the happiest places in the world. It’s true. Last March, the Gallup Organization released its 2022 World Happiness Report, and the survey showed Israel improving its ranking from number 12 to number 9.


The survey, which is based on GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy and freedom to make life choices, assessed 146 nations. The countries ahead of Israel were Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden and Norway. Israel was ranked ahead of New Zealand, Austria, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.


Countries that signed normalization agreements with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords were also ranked in the top 25: Bahrain was at 21 and the United Arab Emirates at 24.


In contrast, the country that daily threatens Israel’s existence, Iran, was ranked 110. Iraq was 107 and Lebanon 145. The “Palestinian Territories,” by the way, were at 122.


In other words, no matter how much cacophony is heard in the Knesset, Israeli society is strikingly happy. Most people familiar with Israel understand that cacophony is a byproduct of a free, diverse society. After all, the Knesset has always been the home to shouting, arm waving and theatrical chaos.


Israel recently exercised its voice by electing Netanyahu in an election universally acknowledged to have been free and fair. Yet the media around the world, including in Israel, will continue to push the narrative of corruption, even as they seldom examine corruption in Palestinian society.


They will call Jewish settlements illegal, even when they’re not—unless you believe the sovereign state of Israel is illegal—but never challenge the illegality of Palestinian settlements or the usefulness of the so-called “refugee camps.”


The media will ratchet up the cries of “apartheid” and “occupation” to full volume. They will endlessly refer to Judea and Samaria as the “occupied West Bank,” even though they didn’t consider it “occupied” while it was occupied by Jordan from 1948-1967.


The world needs a strong dose of context. At a time when the world faces increasing antisemitism, Jews nonetheless understand that they have faced much worse over more than 3,500 years of history. What we are experiencing, of course, doesn’t make us happy. We would be happier if the media didn’t deny or ignore 3,500 years of history. We would be happier if Gen X Jewry and public and civil servants took 3,500 years of Jewish history into consideration. We would be happier without false narratives and revisionism.


But I’m afraid that, unless people become aware of the treacherous past of antisemitism and seek to understand Israel’s importance to Judaism, some forms of the scourge are here to stay.


The least happy countries on the Gallup list are fatigued by Middle Eastern wars. Ironically, they have a good—and happy—model of what could be the future in the form of Israel.


It’s not surprising that relatively few people in the world pay much attention to the Happiness Report or even know about it. Anyone, including Jews, who promote the BDS movement on college campuses or wishes to splinter and split Israel by appeasing the very unhappy Iran may want to learn more about the Jewish homeland and leave their bad karma at home.



“The Economist” ranks Israel fourth best performing economy

Tel Aviv credit: Shutterstock

Tel Aviv credit: Shutterstock

25December2022 9:14  Oren Dori

The UK weekly said that Israel had enjoyed economic success over the past year, despite the political chaos.

“The Economist” has ranked Israel as the fourth best performing economy in 2022. “In the Middle East, Israel enjoyed success over the past year, despite the political chaos,” the UK weekly wrote.


The ranking of the 34 OECD countries was based on five macroeconomic indicators: GDP growth, annual inflation, inflation breadth, share prices, and government debt. As “Globes” reported last week Israel’s debt: GDP ratio has fallen from 68% to 60% this year. Although inflation over the past 12 months has risen to 5.3%, this is about half the level of inflation in much of the Western economies, as “The Economist” points out.


“The Economist” ranked Greece in first place as the best performing economy in 2022, after the shock waves that were sent through the economy in the years before the Covid pandemic. Among other things, Greece managed to shrink its debt: GDP ratio by 16% over the past year. In second and third places in the ranking, ahead of Israel in fourth place, were Portugal and Ireland. Israel shared fourth place with Spain.


The world’s biggest economies did not fare so well. The US was ranked 20th with negligible GDP growth of 0.2%, while Germany was ranked 30th with high inflation of 10%. In last place among the 34 OECD countries was Estonia.


The international comparison by “The Economist” shows an advantage in inflation in countries whose energy is not based on Russian gas and oil, such as Israel. Spain, for example, which purchases natural gas from Algeria and uses solar energy, recorded relatively moderate increase of 5.7% in its consumer price index, in the 12 months from October 2021 to September 2022. Latvia, on the other hand, was hit by inflation of 20% over that period due to its reliance on Russian energy.


Published by Globes, Israel business news – – on December 25, 2022.

© Copyright of Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd., 2022.


2022’s unlikely economic winners

Which countries performed best and worst this year?

Economic Data and People

Economic Data and People

18December2022 | Ibiza

In financial terms the past year has been bad for almost everyone. Inflation of 10% year-on-year across the rich world has slashed household incomes. Investors have lost out as global stockmarkets have plunged by 20%. Yet this poor aggregate performance hides wide differences: some countries have done pretty well.


To assess these differences, The Economist has compiled data on five economic and financial indicators—gdp, inflation, inflation breadth, stockmarket performance and government debt—for 34 mostly rich countries. We have ranked each economy according to how well it has done on these measures, and created an overall score. The table at the end of this article shows the rankings. It includes some unexpected results.


For the first time in a while, the economic party is happening in the Mediterranean. Top of our list is Greece. Other countries that plumbed the economic depths in the early 2010s, including Portugal and Spain, also score highly. They are not the only pleasant surprises. Despite political chaos, Israel did well. Meanwhile, despite political stability, Germany is an underperformer. Two Baltic countries, Estonia and Latvia, which won plaudits in the 2010s for speedy reforms, come bottom.


GDP, usually the best measure of economic health, is our first indicator. Norway (helped by high oil prices) and Turkey (by a boom in sanctions-busting trade with Russia) have done better than most. The fallout from covid-19 also looms large. Thanks to strict lockdowns and a collapse in tourism, a year ago much of southern Europe was in dire straits, so the region was due a decent year. Visits to the Balearics recently rebounded beyond their pre-pandemic level. As your correspondent discovered on a recent trip to Ibiza, the island is so busy it is difficult to book a taxi or find a spot at a half-decent restaurant.


Ireland probably had a strong year, though one not nearly as strong as gdp numbers suggest. The activities of big multinational companies, many registered there for tax purposes, have for years distorted the figures. By contrast, America’s gdp numbers are misleadingly weak: in recent quarters official statisticians have struggled to account for the impact of enormous stimulus packages.


More granular data fill in the picture. Our second measure is the change in the price level since the end of 2021. Away from the world’s attention, some countries have seen low inflation. In Switzerland consumer prices have risen by just 3%. The country’s central bank, helped along by a strong currency, responded rapidly to the rise in prices earlier this year. Countries which have non-Russian energy sources—such as Spain, which gets much of its gas from Algeria—have also done better than average. Those reliant on Vladimir Putin for fuel have truly suffered. In Latvia average consumer prices have risen by a fifth.


Our third measure also relates to inflation. It calculates the share of items in each country’s inflation basket where prices have risen by more than 2% in the past year. This provides an indication of how entrenched inflation is—and therefore hints at how quickly inflation will fall over the coming year. Some countries that suffer from high headline inflation have nonetheless been able to limit its breadth. In Italy, for instance, average consumer prices have risen by 11% this year, yet “only” two-thirds of its inflation basket has above-target inflation. Japanese inflation also looks like it may fade away. Britain is in more trouble. The price of every category in its basket is rising fast.


People’s sense of economic well-being does not just come from prices in the shops. They also look at the value of their pension pots and stock portfolios. In some countries it has been a terrible year for these sorts of investments. Share prices in both Germany and South Korea are down by nearly a fifth in 2022, double America’s decline. Swedish stocks have done even worse. Yet there are a few spots of strength. Norway’s stockmarket is up on the year. So is Britain’s, which is populated by the sort of dull, plodding companies that tend to be rewarded when economic times are tough. A fall in the value of the pound has also increased the value of foreign sales.


Our final measure concerns the change in net government debt as a share of gdp. In the short run ministers are able to paper over economic cracks by increasing spending or cutting taxes. However this can create more debt and thus the need to turn the fiscal screws in the future. Some governments have spent extravagantly to cope with the cost-of-living squeeze. Germany has allocated funds worth about 7% of gdp to help with sky-high energy costs, meaning its debt-to-gdp ratio has risen. Other countries have pulled back from the splurge, helping to right the fiscal ship. Assisted by high inflation, public debt in southern European countries seems to be on the way down.


Will the gap between 2022’s winners and losers persist in 2023? Before long southern Europe’s economic growth, weighed down by rapidly ageing populations and high debts, will surely fall back to the region’s usual less-than-stellar levels. And there are hopeful signs that in countries such as America and Britain high inflation may finally be easing, which would help them up the rankings.


Along other dimensions, differences are likely to persist, not least when it comes to those countries reliant on Mr Putin for their energy supplies. Against the odds, many managed to replenish their stores of natural gas before winter set in—but only by paying outrageous prices. With supplies now largely cut off, the coming year will be a lot more difficult. That will be a big concern in the Baltics, but less so on the other side of Europe. It is hard to worry about gas supplies while eating a giant plate of squid on an Ibicencan beach. ■

The Economist has compiled data on five economic and financial indicators—gdp, inflation, inflation breadth, stockmarket performance and government debt—for 34 mostly rich countries -18December2022

The Economist has compiled data on five economic and financial indicators—gdp, inflation, inflation breadth, stockmarket performance and government debt—for 34 mostly rich countries -18December2022



SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING: New Gas Deal With Europe Turns Israel Into A Super Power

written by David Mark, March 14, 2023

Prime Minister Netanyahu travelled to both German and Italy this past week to ink a new gas deal with $5 billion euros annually.

Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu arrive in Rome.

More than the money, the deal is set to reset Israel-European relations by forcing Europe to reduce their overt support for “palestinian” NGOs and reexamining votes in the UN.


“You’re going to fall off your chair,” reporter Yossi Baum tweeted Monday night and continued: “It looks like the prophet’s vision of the end of times, but these are the facts: Israel is becoming a superpower. Our tiny country is becoming an extremely dominant and significant player vis-à-vis Europe, in a way that completely changes the rules of the game in the Middle East, including vis-à-vis the Palestinian Authority. This is unbelievable!”


Besides the gas deal, Netanyahu inked a $3 billion arms sale to Germany.

Strategic Effect On Russia

There is an unspoken strategic consequence of the gas deal. The deal will begin to cut Russia’s influence over Europe by changing Europe’s dependency on gas away from Gazprom in Russia, to Israel. The Europeans may hate the Jewish State, but if it’s a choice between Jewish Israel and Putin’s Russia, they rather deal with Israel. Even if they have to ultimately jettison the arabs in Judea and Samaria to get the gas they need.


With battle lines drawn between the West and the new axis powers of Russia, Iran, and China, Israel is quickly finding that is having to make some hard choices. Europe has been against the Jewish State for some time, but at the end neither Europe or Israel have little choice but to work together.


With Israel in the driver’s seat, its little surprise that Bibi seems unfazed by the leftist color revolution brewing in Israel. After all, while it appears that the State Department might be openly antagonistic to the State of Israel, Europe is changing its tune. This leaves America more and more isolated when it comes to Mideast policy.

End of Days?

Much of what we are witnessing in our generation is eluded in the Bible. It says in the Torah: “God shall enlarge Yapheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”


It is understood that Europe is the descendent of Yapheth, one of the three son’s of Noach, while the people of Israel are descended from Shem.


Beyond the gas deal, Netanyahu has asked Italy to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal and ancestral capital of the Jewish people.


As the Maharal of Prague says in Ner Mitzvah: “And therefore the fourth empire is called “חזיר”- “Pig”, for “שתחזור” it will “Return” the Kingship to Yisrael, which is to say considering the aspect of the emptiness to which the fourth empire is attached, it will usher in the experience of the Kingship of Yisrael.”


Rome which became the Western world is analogous to the fourth animal sharing both kosher and non kosher signs – the Pig. Recognizing the Jerusalem as Jewish would be the reversal of the fourth and final exile, which Rome initiated nearly 2,000 years ago by exiling the Jewish people from Jerusalem and renaming it.


Netanyahu’s trip has far reaching consequences beyond economics – it appears the gears of biblical prophecy are moving ever closer to the grand finale written in the Bible thousands of years ago.



Israel’s Negev Desert Technology Will Change Our World


Israel’s Negev Desert Technology Will Change Our World

Posted 2November2022 TBN Israel “Israel’s Negev Desert Technology Will Change Our World | FULL EPISODE | Insights on TBN Israel”

On this episode of Insights: Israel & the Middle East, host Mati Shoshani discovers the miraculous story of turning Israel’s desert into a world of innovation and technology.

This video was brought to you by TBN Networks®.




By Michael Ordman, VGNI

Already in 2023 we see Israel building for a better future.  And it promises to be a healthier future for everyone, with Israeli treatments for cancer, migraine, essential tremor, burns, and dental implants – all having made major advances in the past week. Israelis are also building up the skills of medics in Ethiopia.  It’s good to see Israel building up its diplomatic relations with Turkiye (Turkey) and Azerbaijan, building new business opportunities with Gulf states, and building cultural ties with Mexico and Serbia.

On the technology front, Israeli startups are building quantum computers; new facilities to convert waste into hydrogen and bio-plastics; new sustainable products, and a “green” cover for one of Israel’s busy highways.


Israelis live longer. Israelis have the world’s 10th highest life expectancy, according to the Worldometer’s Life Expectancy of the World Population – a project by NiceR that helps Americans access affordable prescription medications. The average Israeli life expectancy is 83.5 (82 for men and 85 for women). In 2020 it was 82.6

Reprogramming the immune system of cancer patients. Scientists at Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital and Bar-Ilan University have developed HBI0101- a CAR-T therapy for multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, benefiting over 90% of patients in trials. Los Angeles-based Immix BioPharma will commercialize HBI0101.

Implants heal 3 times faster. Israel’s Magdent (see here previously) has received CE approval for its Miniaturized Electromagnetic Device (MED) that has been clinically proven to shorten the healing process after dental implants by up to 3 times. The device is being sold in Israel and the EU. FDA approval is being sought.

Relieving migraines in the US. (TY OurCrowd) 2,500+ US physicians have prescribed the Nerivio migraine relief device from Israel’s Theranica, benefiting some 35,000 Americans with its neuromodulation technology.

From both sides now. Essential tremor usually affects hands and arms on both sides of the body – one side more than the other. Israel’s Insightec (see here previously) has now received FDA approval to treat the second side of the brains of patients in the US a minimum of nine months after treatment of the first side.

New way to cure pulmonary embolisms. Doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital removed a blood clot in an Israeli’s lung (pulmonary embolism) using, for the first time in Israel, a US-developed FlowTriever. It sucked out some of the patient’s blood, cleaned it of the clot and replaced it. No blood thinners, no invasive surgery.

4th child for ex-cancer patient. (TY UWI) Thanks to the Fertility Preservation Center at Sheba Medical Center, Ayelet, 35, gave birth to her fourth child, following years of aggressive cancer treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma. She is the first woman in the world to give birth to 4 children through cryopreservation of her eggs.

US approval for burns treatment. Israel’s Mediwound has received FDA approval for its NexoBrid pineapple plant-based burn treatment (see here previously) to be sold in the US to treat thermal burns. The US already has emergency stockpiles. NexoBrid is now approved for use in 44 countries, including the EU, Japan, and India.

More approvals on the way. This article identifies three more Israeli companies that are expected to receive FDA approval for treatments in 2023. They are Gamida Cell (Omidubicel / NiCord – bone marrow transplants); Protalix (PRX-102 – Fabry disease); and BioLineRX (BL-8040 / Motixafortide – multiple myeloma).

Lower cost of prescription medicines. The maximum prices for dispensed medicines in Israel are to fall by an average of nearly 7.5%. Israel’s prescription prices are based on the lowest that the medicines cost in Europe on Jan 1st. Israelis then only pay 15% of that price – the remainder being paid by Israel’s health companies.

Training medics in Ethiopia. A team from Magen David (MDA) and three Israeli hospitals are currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia training doctors and nurses in the treatment of trauma. In a separate mission, Professor Hanoch Kashtan and his Assuta Ashdod team have been training surgeons and nurses, in northern Ethiopia.

1.3 million calls to MDA. During 2022 Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedics attended over 1.3 million emergencies from nearly 200 stations. The call centers received on average one call every 10.8 seconds. MDA’s 31,600 staff include nearly 14,600 youth volunteers.


Ella is a True Israeli Trailblazer. (TY UWI) An update of the career of Major Ella Waweya (see here previously) – the first Muslim Arab woman to publicly become a major in the IDF. The details of how she joined the IDF are especially interesting.

Turkish President presents award to Israeli professor. In a unique ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented the Turkish Academy of Sciences’ honorary commendation to Hebrew University Professor Amnon Cohen for his extensive research into the Land of Israel under Ottoman rule.

Azerbaijan appoints its first ambassador to Israel. Deputy Minister of Science and Education Mukhtar Mammadov has reportedly been appointed as the country’s first ambassador to the Jewish State. He previously supervised projects with Israel. The news of was praised by George Deek, Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Saving the ocean from plastic. Arik Rosenblum of Israeli NGO EcoOcean (see here previously) promotes the vital message to the whole world that, “To save the sea is to save us”. Plastic waste going into our food via fish is causing cancer. It is also killing vital marine creatures – like the sponge that may be a cure for Alzheimer’.

Bird migration is in full swing. (TY Kay) I sent this website link to readers in September when the KKL-JNF cameras at Israel’s Hula Lake were set up.  Now the bird migration through Israel is at its peak, you can use this link to view the amazing live scenes as some 500 million feathered visitors rest their wings in the Jewish State.

Iranian invasion. It is good news. A flock of 200 flamingos from Iran arrived at Israel’s Hula Lake during their November migration. However, they seem to be happy here and don’t appear to be continuing their journey to Africa. KKL-JNF’s Inbar Shlomit Rubin says, “I just hope they won’t be accused of being spies!”


Eros C-3 launched. (TY UWI) Israel’s ImageSat (see here previously) successfully launched its EROS-C3 observation satellite into space from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Built by Israel Aerospace Industries, the EROS-C3 is one of the world’s most advanced observation satellites.

TAU-SAT3 launched. Another SpaceX rocket launched Tel Aviv University’s SAT3 nanosatellite from Cape Canaveral. It will communicate with a groundbreaking optical ground station that can reconstruct any lost data in real-time using smart signal processing algorithms developed at TAU.

Increasing natural gas extraction. (TY Atid-EDI) US energy giant Chevron is building a third pipeline to increase the gas extracted from Israel’s Tamar natural gas field. The aim is to take 1.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day – up from the present 1.1 billion, enabling Israel to export more gas to Egypt and supply other countries.

Israel’s quantum consortium. Israel’s Innovation Authority is investing NIS 115 million over 3 years to create the largest consortium in its history. IAI’s Elta Systems, Quantum Art, Classiq, Qedma, and Rafael will develop some of the most advanced quantum computing processor technologies and software.

Award for hydrogen harvester. Israeli-Swedish-Polish startup Boson Energy (see here previously) was ranked first in the hydrogen production track in the Tech Tour Sustainability22 Flagship Program in Essen, Germany. Tech Tour’s European network connects investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners.

Bioplastic and more from food waste. (TY I24 News) Israel’s TripleW (see here previously) is now in full production on an industrial scale at its new facility in Belgium. It is converting massive amounts of food waste into biodegradable plastic plus biogas for energy production.  Watch the video for more details.

Healthy processed foods. Teams from Israel’s Technion Institute competed in the “Foods Solutions” event in Brussels, funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. One Technion team won gold, with their nutritious, freeze-dried, instant vegan omelet. Another won silver with a chickpea, lentil, & cashew snack.

Don’t forget to drink. (TY Hazel) Israel’s Impacx (previously has developed a smart water bottle that illuminates and vibrates to encourage people to stay hydrated. Impacx also makes smart medicine boxes that remind people to take pills, auto-replenishing them and generating valuable medical data.

Green light for Begin Highway cover. Jerusalem has approved a NIS 1.5+ billion plan to cover the Begin Highway. The highway cover will include a 14.25-acre park with pedestrian access but no vehicles. It will create over 50 acres of new land for thousands of homes, office space and hotel rooms.

Cybersecurity startup is cool. Israel’s accSenSe has been named a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s Identity-First Security category.  Gartner Cool Vendors are chosen if they have innovative and transformative products, services or initiatives. accSenSe enables customers a fast recovery after a major security breach.


Israel’s resilient economy. Excellent short article by Prof. Micheal Humphries of the Jerusalem College of Technology and Touro College Israel. He gives six key reasons why (except for 2020 – Covid), Israel has had positive economic growth every year since 2003, including during the 2008-9 Great Recession.

Unemployment falls to 4.1%. Israel’s rate of unemployment fell in November to 4.1% from 4.3% in October. The fall was mainly due to the rise in workforce participation to 60.6% (60.3% Oct).

Tourist numbers surge. Over 2.6 million foreign tourists visited Israel in 2022, compared to 397,000 in 2021 and 831,000 in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Israel opened its borders to tourists in Mar 2022 and all restrictions were dropped in May. Israelis enjoyed a record 20 million overnight local hotel stays in 2022.

Abraham Accords transforms businesses. This article describes the work of the UAE-IL Tech Zone which focuses on building bridges between the two regions through tech. The group boasts more than 2,000 members. Also, the DANA Accelerator in Abu Dhabi, where women aim to solve major challenges in the Gulf.

Preventing financial crime in the UAE. Dubai-based NOW Money is to use the AI anti-money laundering (AML) platform from Israel’s ThetaRay to help prevent financial crimes on its payments systems. ThetaRay’s SONAR cloud-based AML solution will monitor cross-border payments processed by NOW Money.

Good news disguised as bad. This negatively headlined article on Israel in 2022 is mostly comprised of good news. Productivity increasing; hi-tech booming; unemployment decreasing; job vacancies increasing; education results improving; life expectancy rising. Can’t these journalists lighten up a bit?

Powering up the US. (TY Israel21c) Israel’s Zooz Power (see here previously) has signed an agreement with US-based Blink Charging for the marketing, distribution, sale, and deployment of the ZOOZTER-100 electric vehicle (EV) charging system in the United States. Zooz also just installed its first charging systems in Israel.

Shufersal to open SPAR stores in Israel. Israel’s largest supermarket chain Shufersal is to invest tens of millions of shekels to open at least ten SPAR stores in Israel, as well as sell SPAR products in Shufersal stores. The lower prices of SPAR products are expected to help reduce Israel’s cost of living. See here previously.

Germany’s first fully automated supermarket. (TY Atid-EDI) The new REWE Pick&Go store in central Munich is Germany’s first-ever 100% autonomous store, thanks to Israel’s Trigo (see here previously).

El Al to buy its 17th Dreamliner. Israel’s El Al airline is soon to take delivery of two more Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Its 16th will be the 787-8 it ordered prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will also buy a 787-9 originally ordered by another Boeing customer who no longer requires it. Boeing will adapt it for El Al.

Exits, takeovers and mergers. Israel’s Matrix has acquired Israel’s Zebra Technologies for approximately $18.5 million. US-based RMS has acquired Israeli fraud detection startup OrboGraph for over $100 million.


Ofra Haza is one of the best singers ever. (TY IsraPundit & UWI) Israel’s Ofra Haza, who passed away in 2000, was named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best 200 singers of all time. It called her “The Madonna of the Middle East.” (But not “Israeli”) The Youtube is her rendition of “Yerushalayim Shel Zahav”.

Ravel, Berlioz, Bizet. On Jan 11 the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra promises a wonderful evening with conductor Yves Abel and mezzo soprano Rachel Frenkel featuring Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel, Les Nuits d’été by Berlioz and Symphony in C by Bizet.  Discounted tickets via the Nefesh b’Nefesh website.

Jewish women of consequence. A series of free Zoom lectures by Prof. Moshe Rosman of Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, highlighting the lives of four Jewish women who lived in the early modern period (16th-18th centuries).  On Jan 8, 15 and 22.  Registration required.

Things to do in Israel in January. In Israel’s coolest month, Tourist Israel recommends visiting Eilat. January events include the Tel Aviv Power Africa Expo, and the Israman triathlon in Eilat.

Puppet show for children in Serbia. Recent celebrations marked 30 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Serbia. They included a performance at the International Festival of Children’s Theatres in Subotica of the play “Up and Down Story” by the Israeli Koom-Koom Theater.

Dancing in Spain and Mexico. Israeli dancers have recently been entertaining audiences in Spain and Mexico. Israeli choreographer Sharon Friedman presented two works in the “Espacio Espiral, in Santander. Meanwhile, Israel’s Kamea dance company toured Mexico to celebrate the 70th anniversary of joint diplomatic relations.

Israeli cycling team returns to Tour de France. The Israel – Premier Tech (IPT) cycling team has been selected to compete again in the Tour de France. IPT was one of only six teams to achieve two Stage wins last year. IPT owner Sylvan Adams said that his team was looking forward to even more success at this year’s race.

Judoka gold in Jerusalem. (TY Nevet) Israeli judoka Baruch Shmailov won the 66kg men’s gold medal at the Judo Masters tournament in Jerusalem, defeating French contestant Daikii Bouba in the finals. The tournament is the 3rd most important competition in judo, after the Olympics and the World Judo Championships.


The first new Israelis of 2023. (TY TPS) Liel and Sergey of Rehovot celebrated the birth of their third son just after midnight on Jan 1st at the Shamir Medical Center (Assaf HaRofeh) near Tel Aviv. And see the second article for other babies born on the first day of 2023 – a microcosm of Israel’s population.

Surge in demand for Masa journeys. Hundreds of Jews aged 18 to 30 from the former Soviet Union have joined Masa Israel Journey’s two-to-12-month study, service, and career development programs.  The demand for pre-Aliyah programs was so great it had to be funded by a $3 million donation matched by the government.

Jerusalem builds. (TY Sharon) One day all the construction projects in and around Jerusalem will be completed. Sacher Park, the Jerusalem Gateway, the Light Rail extension. New projects include Sultan’s Pool and the Pool of Siloam excavation. Sharon even made a video of the final construction of the new Government.


Israel travel
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Israel is a small country, which makes getting around fast and convenient. Taxis are common in Israel for urban and interurban travel and can be flagged in the street or booked via phone or designated international apps such as GetTexi.


The main forms of public transportation are busses and the national train service both offering a convenient, reasonably priced means of travel to nearly every destination in the country.


Train Information Services: / Telephone: 08-6831222 or *5770


Busses Information Services: / Telephone: 1-900-72-1111


Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booths in the central bus station in each city or town, or from the driver. Most of the bus lines do not run on Shabbat or on Jewish holidays. Service ends on Friday afternoon and resumes Saturday evening.


Students are entitled to discounts on intercity bus lines. To receive a discount they must present an international student card when purchasing tickets.

Jerusalem Light Rail - Old City

Jerusalem Light Rail – Old City


Smart ride apps
As of December, 2020, public bus services can be paid for using smartphone apps. The official app is The Station and is available on Google Play for Android and on the App Store for IOS. There are also several private mobility apps on which payment can be made.


The Station provides users with best options across bus, train, and more, using real-time data, taking into account schedules and the latest changes.


In order to use the app, set up an account and submit your fare type, if eligible.
On the bus, scan the QR sticker to validate your trip and share with the inspector if asked.


For tourists or debit card holders, the app calculates the best price for your journeys at the end of each day.
For Israeli credit card holders, best price is calculated and debited on a monthly basis.
The apps are currently only available for travel on buses, but should soon be available on Israel Railways and the Jerusalem light rail.

Domestic Flights

Israel is a small country, and for this reason, it is only worthwhile to consider flying between Eilat and Tel Aviv. Several companies operate flights from Eilat to Ben Gurion Airport, or Sde Dov in north Tel Aviv. Airfares are reasonable, but are higher than bus fares.


There are also private companies that operate special flights from anywhere in the country upon request.


Renting a Car


Most international car rental companies and local companies have offices in the large cities and at Ben Gurion Airport. It is recommended to reserve a car in advance from abroad.


To rent a car in Israel the driver must be over 24 years of age, and must hold a valid international driver’s license and an international credit card.


Israel has an extensive road system and clear signage in most places (in Hebrew, English, and Arabic).

Driving in Israel

The minimum driving age in Israel is 17 and the driving side of the road is the right. Speed limits are 30 to 50km/h in cities, 80-90 on freeways, 130 on highways and Route no.6. Safety belts are obligatory, and if you’re enjoying a night on the town, keep in mind there is a zero tolerance policy for drinking and driving so find a designated driver and enjoy safely.

Highway 6

Highway 6 operates as an electronic toll road with no barriers at entrances or exits and no traffic lights which allows for uninterrupted trips. Advanced computerized information systems installed along the highway include electronic tollgates, identify vehicles, categorize types of fees (subscription or unregistered) and calculate the number of highway sections each vehicle travels. Every trip is automatically tabulated and invoiced. Drivers enjoy a rich, convenient, and safe traveling experience with a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour.


Tourists renting a car will be charged via their credit card. Please inquire with the rental company the conditions and tariffs.


Most Rent a Car companies do not offer insurance for the areas in the West Bank under the control of the Palestinian Authority. Tourists wishing to drive with rented cars into the areas of the Palestinian Authority are recommended to secure appropriate insurance.

JerusalemCats Comments: CAVEAT EMPTOR
If you are a male you will be killed and eaten by the NAZI Palestine terrorists if you drive in Palestinian Authority areas.
If you are a female you will be Gang Raped, then either forced to marry your rapist or Raped, killed and eaten by the NAZI Palestine terrorists if you drive in Palestinian Authority areas.

Warning sign for Jews entering Palestine territory

Warning sign for Jews entering Palestine territory

JerusalemCats Comments: THIS IS REAL! DO NOT ENTER!!! THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!

Gaza “protesters” loft molotov cocktail on swastika kite over Israeli border

Gaza “protesters” loft molotov cocktail on swastika kite over Israeli border




Jerusalem Light Rail

Yaffo Street, Jerusalem Photo: courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism

Yaffo Street, Jerusalem Photo: courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism

The Jerusalem Light Rail (Harakevet Hakala) stretches from Pisgat Ze’ev in the North (Heil Ha’avir Station) to Mount Herzl in the West, with many stops along the way.

Plan your trip

The tram’s arrival time is continuously updated on the electronic boards at the stations.

Know the right time for you! Use the “plan your journey” option on the rail’s official website to stay updated with the schedule.

Light Rail – Important Tips

  • Ticket machines are in English, Hebrew and Arabic only.
  • Purchase your ticket at the ticket machine before getting on the train (make sure the time is printed on it), validate it when you board the train by swiping it and then keep it for possible (and regular) ticket inspection by police officers. Those without proof of valid tickets are fined on the spot.
  • It is possible to pay by credit card at the ticket machines, even for single trips.
  • Payment by cash: maximum of 15 coins. Permissible notes are listed at the bottom of the screen depending on the sum of the transaction.

General information about tickets and pricing >>

The law of ticket validation >>

Purchasing options >>


Click here to view the station map

By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) - 2012-08-19OpenStreetMap data for the background, CC BY-SA 2.0,

By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – 2012-08-19OpenStreetMap data for the background, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Planned New Lines: Jerusalem Light Rail Map

The Jerusalem LRT Network

Red Corridor Green Corridor Blue Corridor
Track Length (km) 21.5 20 31(2.5 Underground)
Number of Stations 36 41 53(3 Underground)
Number of Rectifier Rooms 17 19 13
Number of Junctions 84 89 68
Depot & Stabling
French Hill Depot:
Capacity – 71 vehicles
Neve Yaakov Stabling:
Capacity – 24 vehicles
Secondary OCC
Lot 25 Depot:
Capacity – 50 vehicles
Primary OCC
Malha Depot:
Capacity – 122 vehicles
Blue Line:
Secondary OCC
Rolling Stock
  • 100% low floor vehicles
  • Complex traction package for enabling ascent on 9% slopes
  • Doors on double-sided vehicles
  • Bi directional vehicles
Jerusalem Light Rail Map-Planned New Lines

Jerusalem Light Rail Map-Planned New Lines

Rav Kav

rav kav Israel

rav kav Israel

Rav-Kav (Hebrewרב-קוlit. “multi-line”) is a reusable contactless stored value smart card for making electronic payments as a joint fare collection system for the different public transportation operators across Israel.

Rav-Kav can be used in public transportation such as all bus companies, light rail trains including Jerusalem Light Rail, as well as the national railway in Israel.

The Rav- Kav (multi-line) card is an electronic magnetic reloadable smart card that can be purchased at the Central Bus Station. Though you can still buy single tickets printed on a piece of paper, the Rav Kav card is intended to replace all public transportation tickets and cards. Discount packages, such as the monthly pass ‘hofshi hodshi’ or multiple ticket “cartisiya’ are only valid when loaded onto the card. The card can be charged with up to eight different payment packages that you can use within Jerusalem and around Israel.


There are two types of Rav Kav cards: personal, which include all passenger personal information, and anonymous. An anonymous card can be purchased from an Egged bus driver and charged with single fare tickets or regular multi-ride tickets but it will not be insured and will not allow for discounts. Passengers who apply for the personal card need to produce the application form along with a picture or ID card and in the case of students and senior citizens, need to present appropriate documents.


Upon issuing, the Rav Kav can be recharged on board from a bus driver quickly and easily. You can also recharge at ticket booths at light rail stops. Light rail passengers need to make sure that they have credit on their Rav Kav cards before embarking as they are unable to do so on the train.



For drivers who wish to use the light rail, there are park and ride facilities near Mount Herzl, with a multi-storey car park and a first line terminal on its roof at the street level of Herzl Boulevard, and a parking lot next to the Ammunition Hill stop.

Parking lots in Jerusalem >>

History and Plans

The Light Rail began operating at the end of 2011, after ten years in the making and a great deal of disruption to business and life in the city center. The Jerusalem Chords Bridge near the Central Bus Station was built especially for the light rail, and is now a major landmark. There are plans to extend the line to Neve Yaacov in the North and to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in the West.

Contact Details

Phone: *2779

Operating hours: Sunday–Thursday: 7:00–20:00
Fridays and holiday eves: 7:00–13:00
Saturday evening / after a holiday: from about an hour after nightfall until 23:00.



Traveling By Train – Israel Railways — Lines and Stations, Payment Options

רַכֶּבֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Rakevet Yisra'el-Israel Railways

רַכֶּבֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Rakevet Yisra’el-Israel Railways

רַכֶּבֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Rakevet Yisra’el-Israel Railways

History and Heritage

​​​​​​​​Israel Railways invites you to get to know the history of the Railway from the Ottoman period and British Mandate right through to the establishment of the State of Israel, and the investment in the development of the railways and trains in Israel until today.


The development of Israel Railways is inextricably linked with the story of the State of Israel, and we are proud to have taken part in the development of the State, through establishing connections between cities and settlements across the country, by connecting people, and by creating diverse social and economic opportunities.

The history of Israel Railways​​

The roots of the Railway in the Land of Israel were planted within the vision of Moses Montefiore as a way of encouraging Jewish settlement in the middle of the 19th century. However, in fact, the first railway between Jaffa and Jerusalem was inaugurated only at the end of the century.


During the Ottoman Government and the British Mandate, many railway lines were established, including the line between Syria and Haifa through the Jezreel Valley. During this period, the Railway was used as the main transportation artery, which encouraged the Zionist settlement and the development of industry in the country. But at the same time, the Railway suffered from many attacks and dealt with frequent and extreme changes in the scopes of transportation, mainly due to circumstances beyond its control.


The establishment of the State of Israel saw the founding of Israel Railways, which began rehabilitation of the destroyed system and recruitment of new employees, in conjunction with the establishment of new lines and replacement of outdated equipment. This momentum ceased in the Sixties, but at the end of the Eighties government investment in passenger trains was renewed. Since then, the Railway is growing at an unprecedented rate and is again advancing settlement and the development of the country.

The Railway during the Ottoman period​

The first Jaffa–Jerusalem train arriving in Jerusalem 1892

The first Jaffa–Jerusalem train arriving in Jerusalem 1892

1892 – The inauguration of the first railway line in the Land of Israel

The first railway line is built from Jaffa to Jerusalem by a French company, initiated by Joseph Navon from Jerusalem. The line is constructed within a winding route and a narrow rail, of one meter gauge. This line was the only public line in the country ever built by private initiative and funds.

1906 – Completion of the line from Haifa to Syria

The line from Haifa to Syria, whose rail gauge was narrow as well, is built by the Ottoman Government as an extension of the Hijaz Railway in Trans-Jordan, and from which extensions stretched to Acre and Samaria. In time, this line gains the nickname of “the Valley Train”.​

Jerusalem First Station

Jerusalem First Station

The Railway during the First World War​​

1915 – The Hijaz Turkish Railway reaches Be’er Sheva

The Hijaz Railway is also connected to the Jerusalem Line, whose tracks had been slightly extended. During the war, its extensions also reach Hadera, the outskirts of the Sinai and Gaza. Although this railway line is built to a high specification, it cannot bear the advance of the Turkish Army in its battles against the British in Egypt.

1916-1919 – The establishment of the British Military rail from El Kantara to Haifa

The military railway is built upon the standard British gauge of 143.5 cm, in order to connect to the Egyptian network and enable larger scopes of transportation. The British Army is careful not to move forward faster than the pace of its establishment, aiming to ensure regular supply to his soldiers. Extensions are also built from Rafah to Be’er Sheva and from Lod to Jerusalem, along the original route, whose tracks had again been extended.


The Railway during the British Mandate period​​​

1920 – The establishment of the Mandatory Railway, “Palestine (the Land of Israel) Railways”

The Mandatory Railway is responsible for two different railway networks – the narrow Hijaz Rail of the Valley, with extensions to Acre and Samaria (and Trans-Jordan as well) and the standard railway, whose main lines were the Haifa- El Kantara Line and the Jaffa – Jerusalem Line.

1936-1939 – The Arab Revolt in Palestine (the Events of 1936-39)

During the period of the great Arab Revolt, the Railway experiences repeated attacks, while investing vast resources in security and repairing damage, with the support of the British Army and Jewish Guards.

1939-1945 – The Second World War

During the second World War, the Land of Israel is located at the core of the British activity in the Middle East, and the Railway triples in size thanks to assistance of personnel and equipment from the British Army. The main Line between Haifa and El Kantara is upgraded in order to increase its capacity.

1942 – Completion of the Military Line of Haifa-Beirut-Tripoli

The military line is established upon standard gauge tracks, based on the Haifa-Acre extension of the Hijaz Railway, whose purpose is to support British military activity in Lebanon and Syria. Its establishment also includes the quarrying of the tunnels in Rosh Hanikra. At that point, it is possible to travel by train from Haifa to Cairo, to Beirut (and from there to Turkey and Iraq), to Damascus and Amman.

1946-1948 – The struggle for the establishment of the State

The Railway absorbs attacks once again, this time including those carried out by the Jewish Underground: this results in extensive damage to equipment, buildings and infrastructure. At the time of the declaration of independence of the State of Israel, only the railway in the Haifa region remains active.

Young Israel Railways

1949 – Israel Railways re-inaugurates the line to Jerusalem

The reactivation of the line to Jerusalem is made possible due to the exchange of territories made with Jordan, with the intention that the entire railway will remain in the territory of Israel.

1953 – The inauguration of the Coastal Rail

Immediately after the establishment of the State, the Railway begins the reconstruction of the rail network and the construction of the new lines. The new tracks are intertwined with the existing network at Remez Junction next to Pardes Hanna and at Olamit Junction next to Petach Tikva. In 1954, Tel Aviv Central Station is inaugurated at its southern end, and in 1956, the railway to Be’er Sheva is inaugurated as well.

1959 – The Steam Era comes to an end in Israel Railways

Diesel locomotives and motor coaches, purchased using funds from foreign assistance and reparations, replace the last steam locomotives. The official farewell film stars Locomotive 70414, and the film’s soundtrack song becomes a hit.

1965 – The inauguration of the line to Dimona

Until the Eighties, investment in the Railway focuses on transporting heavy cargo in the Negev; as a result, transportation of passengers is neglected, leading Israel Railways to a deep low in the state of its outdated infrastructure and equipment.

1967 – the Six Day War

After the occupation of the Sinai Peninsula, the Railway quickly utilizes the rail at the Gaza Strip and operates the lines in Sinai, for the purpose of evacuating equipment and transporting supplies to the IDF forces.

1975 – The inauguration of Haifa Bat Galim Station

Haifa Bat Galim Station is initially built as part of an integrated transportation center, together with a central bus station. This Station is one of the only two large stations built for more than 30 years.

1988 – The establishment of the Ports and Railways Authority

The Ports and Railways Authority is responsible for the renewal of the national investment in the development of the Railway. In 1989 passenger carriages are equipped with air conditioning for the first time and in 1992, the One Hundredth Year of the Railway in the country, the first passenger trains begin service after 20 years!

1993 – The inauguration of Ayalon Line

The Ayalon Line is built as part of the Ayalon Highway Project about 40 years following the beginning of its planning and it soon became the busiest line in the country. During the Nineties, many of the existing lines and stations are upgraded, and the Coast Line between Tel Aviv and Haifa is doubled.

2003 – The establishment of Israel Railways Ltd.

The Railway becomes a government company and continues the investment momentum with direct funding from the State. New lines are built to Kfar Saba, Ben Gurion Airport and Modi’in and the line to Jerusalem, which was shut down in 1998 due to its poor condition, is been upgraded and reopened.

2013 – The inauguration of Sderot Station

Sderot Station is built as part of the Ashkelon-Be’er Sheva Line, with the aim of creating a second route between the Central Region and the Negev, parallel to the opening of the main line to Be’er Sheva, whose extension is completed in 2012. In 2015, the entire line is completed (upon the opening of Ofakim and Netivot Stations).

2016 – The inauguration of the renovated Valley Line

65 years after its termination, the renewed Valley Line is inaugurated, connecting Haifa to Beit She’an, along most of the route of the historic Hijaz Rail. The new rail is built next to the historic railway, with particular attention to the preservation of nature and landscape.

2017 – Dedication of the Karmiel line

The idea of building a railway to the Galilee Mountains had been around since the 1950s. The line planned to extend to Hatzor Haglilit and Kiryat Shmona.

2018 – Launch of the new line to Jerusalem

It was Israel Railways’ first electrified line, quickly and directly linking Israel’s two largest cities. The new line includes Israel’s highest and longest railway bridges and longest railway tunnel.


What are we doing today?

With the tremendous growth rate of the number of passengers using the train, and the understanding that the railway is the solution to the problem of traffic congestion, we are closing the gaps and working on many projects to expand and develop infrastructure and train lines

From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem train cab view

Lines and Stations

All the information about train stations, getting there, parking and things to do around the station​​​​​​​​​​.

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Traveling By Train

​​​​Israel Railways is a government-owned company responsible for transporting passengers and cargo all over the country. Israel Railways goes to great lengths to act safely, accurately, professionally and efficiently, while providing the best possible service to the millions of travelers using the train every month.


At Israel Railways, we know that your time is precious. That’s why we work around the clock expanding the rail network, increasing safety levels, and adopting the latest technologies.  ​As a company at the forefront of the public transportation revolution, we’re working to improve the quality of your journey, so you can sit back and simply enjoy the ride!


Israel Railways from the establishment of the State of Israel until today

Israel Railways already began operating as an auxiliary unit of the Ministry of Transportation upon the establishment of the State of Israel. In 1988, the operation of Israel Railways was transferred to the Ports and Railways Authority, and in December 1996 the Israeli Government decided to separate it from the Ports and Railways Authority and establish a governmental railway company. In 2003, Israel Railways became an independent government-owned company.


Israel Railways on the fast track

Israel Railways is the transportation company with the highest growth rate, and the largest company of transportation infrastructure in Israel. Israel Railways has two subsidiaries: The Company for the Development of the Israel Railways Sites Ltd. whose remit includes running the business-commercial development of the land sites of the railway stations; and the Cargo Railways Company Ltd., which is responsible for transportation of cargos by the railway and executing investments and infrastructure development.


5 things you never knew about Israel Railways

  • Over 200,000 passengers travel every day by Israel Railways.
  • In March 2016, there were 5.4 million train journeys – an all-time record!
  • Within the Israeli Railways’ Logo, you can find the silhouette of inclined Star of David from which four rails are splitting towards the four cardinal directions.
  • Control of the national railway traffic is handled by a national Control and Command facility located at Haifa Hof HaCarmel Station.
  • In October 2016, the Valley Line connecting Haifa and the Valley settlements, was restored after a gap of 65 years.


The vision and objectives of Israel Railways

Israel Railways hires approximately 3,400 employees working nationwide 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to provide our passengers with safe, fast and efficient travel.  Here are the goals we’ve set for all employees and managers of the railway:

  • Improving the quality of management, corporate culture and business orientation
  • Increasing the amount of rail journeys
  • Increasing revenues and profitability from cargo
  • Improving passenger service
  • Improving the railway’s image
  • Increasing safety levels
  • Improving the fitness of the mobile stock
  • Improving the availability and utilization of the rails and the associated infrastructures
  • Fulfillment of the development plan through compliance with the development schedule
  • Improving profitability and economic optimization


The customer is always at the center!

Israel Railways puts an emphasis on the travel experience and on continuous improvement of the service we provide our passengers. Inter alia, by increasing the frequency of trains, adding stations, expanding and upgrading parking lots and stations, providing training for service providers, making constant improvement in information channels and different projects designed to empower the travel experience and the time spent at stations, such as libraries and pianos at stations.

Israel Railways in numbers

In 2015, the annual turnover of Israel Railways totaled NIS 2.3 billion from current operation, and an investment flow of about NIS 1.7 billion from development activity. In 2015 and 2016 the company issued bonds to the amount of about NIS 1 billion per issuance and became a reporting corporation subject to the Securities Regulations regarding transparency and efficiency.



Truth or Consequences Covid-19: The Consequences

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Medical Experiments. Kidnappings and More

The Ministry of Health has been lying and making thing up from April 2020. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman quit over the lies

The Following are examples of a failed system

Remember the Thalidomide victims

This person is requiring your child to be vaccinated. WARNING! NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK

What We knew or should have known In The Early Days Of COVID


What We Knew In The Early Days Of COVID

by Tyler Durden 07November2022 – 12:30 AM

Via The Brownstone Institute,

The claim is now everywhere:

  • We had to lock down because we just didn’t know about this virus.
  • It was all very confusing and we had to play it safe.
  • We had no other option because we just had no clarity about what we were dealing with.
  • The precautionary principle dictated the unprecedented actions. 


The world famous Prague Astrological Clock in Old Town Square.

The world famous Prague Astrological Clock in Old Town Square.

Actually, the precautionary principle goes both directions.


It also dictates that we not enact policies that we know for sure would wreck lives and liberties. They did it anyway, without sufficient knowledge that the measures would achieve any positive good.


We approach the third year and people have forgotten that all the harms of lockdowns were strongly warned about by many voices in many venues. In addition, the virus was much better understood back then and openly discussed. We knew for certain that the panic and fear were being wildly overblown.


Below follows resources assembled by the ‘Robber Baron‘ and many others who write for the Brownstone Institute. These citations from newspapers, magazines, academic journals and interviews, with many respected voices, show that we certainly knew tremendous amounts in the early days.


All the warnings and information were readily available to anyone paying attention.

We certainly live in an age of short attention span but many these signs and warnings came weeks or months before the world locked down and they chronicled the damage as it was happening.


Why all this came to be completely ignored remains the burning question. 



What Did They Get Right?

by Tyler Durden, 24February2023 – 11:40 PM

Reflecting on the last three years of terror, torment, and totalitarianism, a tweet from Justin Hart got us thinking.

He asked a simple thought-provoking question about COVID: “Did ‘they’ get a single thing right?”

We must admit we struggled to find a single thing ‘they’ got right, but here are some of Justin’s thoughts:

  • Transmission of the disease – wrong
  • Asymptomatic spread – wrong
  • PCR testing – wrong
  • Fatality rate – wrong
  • Lockdowns – wrong
  • Community triggers – wrong
  • Business closures – wrong
  • School closures – wrong
  • Quarantining healthy people – wrong
  • Impact on youth – wrong
  • Hospital overload – wrong
  • Plexiglass barriers – wrong
  • Social distancing – wrong
  • Outdoor spread – wrong
  • Masks – wrong
  • Variant impact – wrong
  • Natural immunity – wrong
  • Vaccine efficacy – wrong
  • Vaccine injury – wrong

Anything, ‘Bueller’?

As Hart so eloquently and succinctly puts it: “To repeat. They. Got. EVERYTHING. Wrong!”

Lying Medical Professionals Covid-19

Lying Medical Professionals Covid-19


Which is interesting because as we were writing this post, the world’s richest man – with access to all the ‘dissent’-crushing communications – replied to a timely question…

Elon-Musk-tweet-23February2023-It’s coming

Elon-Musk-tweet-23February2023-It’s coming

At his ‘Rational Ground’ Substack, Hart lays out his views on what actually happened with COVID

Every year humans endures a “flu season” – a period denoting the high-water mark of that year’s wave of respiratory viral pathogens.


Believe it or not we still have strains of the 1889 Russian flu, the 1918 Spanish flu, the 1957 Asian flu, the 1968 Hong Kong Flu, the 2009 H1N1 virus – all these various strains of nasty bugs rear their head every single year.


In late 2019, a new “novel” pathogen appeared on the scene – a bug from the “Coronavirus” family (“corona” describing the spike-like structure of the particles.)


The official title was SARS-CoV-2. SARS = “severe acute respiratory syndrome”; CoV-2 = “Coronavirus 2.” This particular virus can cause a disease called COVID-19 (“Coronavirus Disease 2019”). The disease is thought to have originated in China and found significant human-to-human transmission. It is thought to be “novel” because prior infections of other pathogens do not seem to creative anti-bodies to tackle this newfound disease within the human body.


Officials raised alarms about the potential mortality witnessed from COVID-19. Governments across the world scrambled to address and protect their populations from what quickly became a pandemic.


Efforts ranged from stringent to downright authoritarian. Results were mixed to say the least. In early 2022, it was thought that SARS-Cov-2 and COVID-19 would join the panoply of viruses and diseases we experience during the annual ebb and flow of life.


That’s the short sterile version of what transpired.

Here’s what actually happened:

  • Global elites had ramped up significant efforts to reshape the world to address a host of inequalities and imagined boogeymen like climate change.
  • These global elites were bolstered by a host of corrupt institutions which included the WHO (“World Health Organization”), big pharmaceutical companies, and world wealth and health players like Bill Gates.
  • With the emergence of a new virus these groups pounced at the vulnerable moment to put their plans into action and retool the world with a host of proposals – this was known as The Great Reset. The Coronavirus response was just the first sortie in this plan.
  • Governments across the world, under the threat of serious mortality (real or imagined), caved to the plan of action which utilized never-before imagined cram downs on individual rights, massive financial expenses, and enhanced authority overhauls to set the stage for a shift of power.
  • Free speech, right to assembly, right to bodily autonomy, representative government all fell within months of the first COVID-19 cases announced in almost every country.
  • This newfound power and framework allowed this movement to latch on the decaying carcass of fragile democracies, societal empathies, and eggshell-walking politicos anxious about upcoming elections.
  • Unprecedented global lockdowns of populations disrupted the entire flow of commerce and relationships.
  • Trillions of tax dollars flowed into the coffers of every connected and corrupt institution under the guise of “protecting” the global populace from this apocalyptic pathogen.
  • Disrupted businesses were “bought” off with zero-cost loans and grants to keep employees onboard and keep the money flowing so as not to destroy the economies all at once.
  • A massive global testing regime was set up to catch the widest number of COVID-19 infections possible. The chosen test array (the PCR test) could pick up remnants of a virus at 5 days after infection or even 75 days.
  • Hospitals were designated as the first point of care ensuring a massive wave of anxiety and alarming centralization of power still felt today.
  • Deaths were counted with the widest-possible latitude ensuring a prominent psychological impact at every turn prompting policies mirroring population concerns.
  • Governments bought and paid off new entities to ensure compliance. Threats of fines and operational shutdowns were made if new agencies failed to meet expectations.
  • A global deterrence was crafted to ward off any pre-hospitalization treatments. The endgame was focused on the ultimate prize: a “revolutionary” vaccination framework thought to be the next generation in global medicine and health.
  • An unprecedented wave of funding and government collusion was established to roll out a vaccine across the world.
  • Government mandates ranged from coercive inconvenience to full-on house arrest. You could lose your job, your bank account, and your freedom in one fell swoop.
  • Simplistic mechanisms of mask wearing were instituted as an outward sign of faith in the “new normal.” Politicians could then wipe their hands of outcomes by pointing to lack-of-use of such procedures.
  • Children were targeted for ripe propagandist approaches ensuring that most vulnerable parts of our society were utilized as a bludgeon against anyone going against the grain.
  • Wave after wave of virus variants proved a great excuse when vaccines didn’t perform as expected.
  • Strategic gaslighting was employed by health officials to distract from their massive failures.
  • Questions rage across the world wondering if the vaccine injuries were caused from malice or ineptitude – the results – massive population-wide damage – are welcome regardless of intent.
  • War followed to cover up the disaster.

All of this was designed to latch onto a virus that many assert has unnatural origins. The ramifications of a man-made virus set loose upon the world by accident or on purpose should frighten us more than the virus itself. Someone was playing god and it appears they are just getting started.

My book, Gone Viral: How Covid Drove the World Insane explains it all.

Gone Viral: How Covid Drove the World Insane-by Justin Hart

Gone Viral: How Covid Drove the World Insane-by Justin Hart

Read more here…



SMOKING GUN OF FRAUD: Fauci used government grant money to buy off scientists over covid origins

06March2023 by: ,

This article may contain statements that reflect the opinion of the author

(Natural News) Newly released emails show that disgraced government career criminal Tony Fauci knew from the very beginning that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) did not come from bat soup in communist China as was widely claimed by the government and the media.


In January 2020 (and likely much earlier than that), Fauci was aware, according to email correspondences, that covid is a man-made invention, not a random act of nature.


“[O]ne has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered,” reads an email sent to Fauci by British researcher Dr. Kristian Andersen on Jan. 31, 2020, at 10:32pm.


“Eddie [Holmes], Bob [Garry], Mike [Ferguson] and myself all find the genome inconsistent with evolutionary theory,” the email further reads.


Two hours later at 12:29am on Feb. 1, 2020, Fauci emailed his long-time deputy, Dr. Hugh Auchincloss, that included a paper written by Ralph Baric and Zhengli-Li Shi, the so-called “bat woman” from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). That paper highlighted the taxpayer-funded gain of function (GoF) research that was taking place on coronaviruses prior to the launch of the scamdemic.


“It is essential that we speak this [morning],” Fauci wrote with urgency. “Keep your cell phone on … read this paper … you will have tasks today that must be done.” (Related: Remember when Fauci admitted that covid “vaccines” spread disease?)

Fauci is a slimy, deceptive criminal who desperately needs to meet justice

Two hours after that correspondence, at 2:48am – why is Fauci awake in the middle of the night sending urgent emails about bat coronaviruses? – Fauci emailed Robert Kadlec, a Trump-appointed Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services. In that email, Fauci downplayed the lab leak theory and pushed for an evolutionary origin to covid.


“Bob: This came out today,” Fauci wrote. “Gives a balanced view.”

In this email, Fauci was calm and collected. In his previous email to Auchincloss, Fauci was urgent and frantic. Why the change in tone? And why did Fauci not send Kadlec the Baric-Shi study that he sent to Auchincloss? The answer, as penned by The Federalist‘s Jim Jordan, is this:


“The paper that supported the original message from Dr. Andersen that COVID-19 looked engineered, was inconsistent with evolutionary theory, and linked American tax dollars to gain of function research at the WIV.”


Keep in mind that Andersen, who sent Fauci the initial email in this sequence, had already received millions of dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is connected to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the federal agency that Fauci oversaw.


Later that morning, at 11:47am, Auchincloss responded to Fauci, confirming that American tax dollars were, in fact, used to perform GoF research at the WIV – and that this research did not go through proper oversight.


“Dr. Fauci already knew there was a lethal virus on the loose in Wuhan, China. In just 13 hours, between 10:32 p.m. January 31, 2020, and 11:47 a.m. February 1, 2020, Dr. Fauci learned three additional facts,” Jordan explains.


“First, Dr. Fauci knew that American taxpayers had helped to fund dangerous gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China … Second, Dr. Fauci knew this research funding did not go through the government’s required safety review process – a process known as the P3 framework … Third, Dr. Fauci knew that the virus ‘looked … engineered’ and seemed to be ‘inconsistent with evolutionary theory.’”


Fauci then proceeded to arrange a conference call that included 11 virologists from around the world, including Andersen. Nearly every participant had previously been awarded American taxpayer-funded grants by Fauci – and the only person missing was Kadlec, Fauci’s boss at the HHS.

Read the rest of the story at The Federalist.

More related news about Fauci can be found at

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What Did Fauci Know And When? His Emails Point To Panic, Lies, And A Possible Cover-Up

By: Jim Jordan, 14July2021

Recently released e-mails show that Dr. Anthony Fauci knew key facts about the origins of COVID-19 in January 2020. But at that critical time, when the country was first learning about the virus, Dr. Fauci chose not to share the facts with Americans. Instead, he acted to conceal them.


On January 31, 2020, at 10:32 p.m., Dr. Fauci received an email from British researcher, Dr. Kristian Andersen. Dr. Andersen has received millions of dollars in grants from the NIH. In the email, he warned Dr. Fauci:

[O]ne has to look really closely at all the sequences to see that some of the features (potentially) look engineered . . . Eddie [Holmes], Bob [Garry], Mike [Ferguson] and myself all find the genome inconsistent with evolutionary theory.

Two hours later, at 12:29 a.m. on February 1, Dr. Fauci emailed his long-time deputy, Dr. Hugh Auchincloss. In the email, Dr. Fauci attached a paper written by Dr. Ralph Baric and Dr. Zhengli-Li Shi – the so-called “bat woman” from Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). The paper highlighted taxpayer-funded gain-of-function research on coronaviruses conducted by the WIV. Dr. Fauci told Dr. Auchincloss:

It is essential that we speak this [morning]. Keep your cell phone on . . . read this paper . . . you will have tasks today that must be done.

Urgency. Intensity.


Two hours later, at 2:48 a.m., Dr. Fauci sent another email, to Dr. Robert Kadlec. Dr. Kadlec was the Trump-appointed Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services. Attached to this email was an article that downplayed the lab leak and advocated for an evolutionary origin to COVID-19. Dr. Fauci simply wrote:

Bob: This came out today. Gives a balanced view.

No urgency. No intensity.

Why was Dr. Fauci so concerned when emailing his deputy but so calm when emailing his boss? Why didn’t he send Dr. Kadlec the Baric-Shi paper? The paper that supported the original message from Dr. Andersen that COVID-19 looked engineered, was inconsistent with evolutionary theory, and linked American tax dollars to gain of function research at the WIV.


Later that morning, at 11:47 a.m., Dr. Auchincloss replied to Dr. Fauci:

The paper you sent me says the experiments were performed before the gain-of-function pause but have since been reviewed and approved by NIH. Not sure what this means since [we are] sure that no coronavirus work has gone through the P3 framework. [We] will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad.

Wow! Dr. Auchincloss’ email confirms Dr. Fauci’s worst fear. American tax dollars funded gain of function research at the WIV and that research didn’t go through proper oversight (the P3 framework).


Dr. Fauci already knew there was a lethal virus on the loose in Wuhan, China. In just 13 hours, between 10:32 p.m. January 31, 2020, and 11:47 a.m. February 1, 2020, Dr. Fauci learned three additional facts.

First, Dr. Fauci knew that American taxpayers had helped to fund dangerous gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

Second, Dr. Fauci knew this research funding did not go through the government’s required safety review process — a process known as the P3 framework.

Third, Dr. Fauci knew that the virus “looked…engineered” and seemed to be “inconsistent with evolutionary theory.”

What did he do next?


He organized a conference call for the evening of February 1, 2020. On the call were 11 virologists from around the world, including Dr. Andersen who sent Dr. Fauci the email less than 24 hours earlier. Almost all the participants on the call had previously been awarded American taxpayer-funded grants by Dr. Fauci.

Who was not on the call?

Dr. Kadlec, Dr. Fauci’s superior at HHS.

Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health.

Or Dr. Birx, the soon-to-be COVID-19 Response Coordinator.

In fact, there was not a single U.S. government official on the call, except for Dr. Fauci.

What happened on the call? We don’t know. All of the emails discussing the call are redacted.

However, we do know what happened four days later. Dr. Andersen, the virologist who sent the original 10:32 p.m. email on January 31, went public with this statement:

“The main crackpot theories going around at the moment relate to this virus being somehow engineered . . . and that is demonstrably false.

In four days, Dr. Andersen flipped 180 degrees! The only intervening event appears to be the conference call with Dr. Fauci.


In addition, over the next few weeks, Dr. Andersen and three others on the conference call penned an article in Nature Medicine. The article included the definitive statement, that “Our analyses clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct . . . “

In just three weeks, Dr. Andersen went from COVID-19 “looks…engineered” to “[it] is not a laboratory construct.”

Other emails also show that before this article was published, Dr. Andersen wrote to Dr. Fauci and offered to let him edit the article.

Finally, and maybe most importantly, after the article was published, Dr. Fauci cited it in a White House press briefing as an authoritative source when asked about the virus’ origins. Dr. Fauci cited the very article he put in motion on the conference call, and he was allowed to edit.


Dr. Fauci knew COVID-19 likely came from the WIV. He knew American taxpayers funded gain of function research on coronaviruses at the WIV. He knew this funding bypassed required oversight. And he knew the virus “looked…engineered” and was “inconsistent with evolutionary theory.” And he knew all this on February 1, 2020.


Information of this magnitude should have been taken directly to the President of the United States. Instead, Dr. Fauci organized a conference call with 11 non-governmental virologists to cover his tracks.


I believe it was on this call, they decided to manufacture the article in an attempt to conceal their involvement in gain of function research at the WIV. These 11 unelected scientists decided to hide the truth from the American people for more than a year.


Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it didn’t happen this way. Maybe there’s a good explanation for why Dr. Fauci did what he did. Unfortunately, Dr. Fauci refuses to testify. Every American should be asking why.

Mr. Jordan is the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee.


If Lockdown Saves Just ONE Life…

28Octeber2020 Common Sense Soapbox:

How can anybody value the economy above human life? Should we be willing to halt economic progress if it saves just one life? Well, as Ron finds out, the “economy” is just the name we used to describe the actions of millions of human beings, producing and trading goods & services with each other. All of our lives DEPEND upon the economy. When people aren’t allowed to work and produce, they’re made poorer, unhealthier, and unhappier. Also, slowing down production has major consequences, like rising rates of global and domestic food insecurity. In this sense, lockdowns may be causing more deaths than they’re preventing. If that’s the case, we should end them to save lives.


CREDITS: Written by Seamus Coughlin, Tyler Brandt, and Sean W. Malone Animated by Seamus Coughlin Produced & Edited by Sean W. Malone



Not Even N95 Masks Work To Stop Covid

by Tyler Durden, 04December2022 – 05:30 AM

Authored by Ian Miller via the Brownstone Institute,

N95 Mask

N95 Mask

“The Experts™” have repeatedly tried to deflect from the failure of their policies with misdirection.

The reason lockdowns didn’t work in the United States or the United Kingdom is because they weren’t strict enough, according to many in the expert community.


Of course, their excuses have been conveniently ignored as China’s repressive zero COVID lockdowns have continued, with horrific consequences.


Now that mass protests have broken out in the country that “The Experts™” revered for their COVID handling, there’s a massive effort to disregard their own previous advocacy.


This is perhaps best exemplified by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who clearly used authoritarian measures to suppress the protests in his own country, while now supporting Chinese demonstrations.

Defiant L’s-tweet-30November2022-PM Trudeau-Covid protest-February 2022 vs November 2022

Defiant L’s-tweet-30November2022-PM Trudeau-Covid protest-February 2022 vs November 2022

The bewildering lack of awareness of their own hypocrisy seems to be a feature of COVID-obsessed politicians and public health authorities.


Another similar, oft-repeated assertion is that the failure of universal masking can be explained by the type of masks being used by the public.


Even though the CDC and Dr. Fauci explicitly claimed that wearing anything to cover your face would be effective at preventing transmission, many have now quietly dismissed that messaging.


Fauci specifically said that “cloth coverings work,” not just surgical or N95s. Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams famously suggested that rolling up a t-shirt in front of your face would be effective protection.


Yet public health departments and the media are now highlighting the importance of “high quality,” “well-fitted” masks.


Their desperation to justify masking has led to remarkably poor studies being released to support their anti-science messaging.


There is new research that has been released showing that masks are ineffective, regardless of type.


And it’s not just new research, it’s high quality research.


Finally, Another RCT on Mask Wearing


The Annals of Internal Medicine just published a randomized controlled trial comparing the ability of medical masks to prevent COVID infection to fit-tested N95s.


Importantly, this trial was conducted on healthcare workers who would be most likely to use masks appropriately.

To determine whether medical masks are noninferior to N95 respirators to prevent COVID-19 in health care workers providing routine care.

That trial design was also important as it was meant to determine whether or not N95 respirators were superior to “regular” surgical masks.


They examined 29 different health care facilities on multiple continents, from North America to Asia and Africa.


The percentage of healthcare workers testing positive for COVID in each group was tracked to determine how effective or ineffective higher-quality masking was in preventing infection.


Unsurprisingly, the results confirmed that there is essentially zero difference between surgical or N95 respirators when it comes to tests results.

In the intention-to-treat analysis, RT-PCR–confirmed COVID-19 occurred in 52 of 497 (10.46%) participants in the medical mask group versus 47 of 507 (9.27%) in the N95 respirator group (hazard ratio [HR], 1.14 [95% CI, 0.77 to 1.69]). An unplanned subgroup analysis by country found that in the medical mask group versus the N95 respirator group RT-PCR–confirmed COVID-19 occurred in 8 of 131 (6.11%) versus 3 of 135 (2.22%) in Canada (HR, 2.83 [CI, 0.75 to 10.72]), 6 of 17 (35.29%) versus 4 of 17 (23.53%) in Israel (HR, 1.54 [CI, 0.43 to 5.49]), 3 of 92 (3.26%) versus 2 of 94 (2.13%) in Pakistan (HR, 1.50 [CI, 0.25 to 8.98]), and 35 of 257 (13.62%) versus 38 of 261 (14.56%) in Egypt (HR, 0.95 [CI, 0.60 to 1.50]). There were 47 (10.8%) adverse events related to the intervention reported in the medical mask group and 59 (13.6%) in the N95 respirator group.

52 of 497 participants who wore medical masks got COVID-19, and 47 of 507 in the N95 group got COVID-19. 

No matter how “high quality” your mask is, it’s entirely irrelevant.


The researchers also took pains to ensure that the control and treatment groups shared as many similarities as possible.


They excluded workers who could not pass a fit test, had laboratory-confirmed COVID, or “had received 1 or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine with greater than 50% efficacy for the circulating strain.”


Yet none of that mattered; there was no difference in outcomes between the medical and N95 level masks.


The N95s in use were even specifically fit tested and approved respirators, far from the KN95s commonly used by the general public.

“Health care workers randomly assigned to the N95 respirator group were instructed to use a fit-tested National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health–approved N95 respirator when providing routine care to patients with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19.”

It didn’t matter.


Even more importantly, these disappointing results were from facilities with universal masking policies in place.


Everyone, in each health care facility, “for all activities,” was required to wear masks.

The intervention included universal masking, which was the policy implemented at each site. This refers to the use of a mask when in the health care facility for all activities, whether patient related or not, including in workrooms, meetings, and treating persons that were not suspected or known to be positive for COVID-19.

It still didn’t work.


They even tracked potential exposure points, whether at home, in the community or in hospital exposures.


There was no difference.


What’s even more impressive about the futility of masking is that outside of Egypt, the observed results occurred before the more contagious Omicron variant emerged.


There were substantial differences in results between countries, which indicates the impact of N95s might have been further muted had it covered the Omicron period.


The Annals of Internal Medicine just published a randomized controlled trial comparing the ability of medical masks to prevent COVID infection to fit-tested N95s.

The Annals of Internal Medicine just published a randomized controlled trial comparing the ability of medical masks to prevent COVID infection to fit-tested N95s.


Canada, which was observed pre-Omicron, showed the biggest “benefit” to N95s, while post-Omicron Egypt was nearly identical.


It’s possible that the mild difference in Canada could have been erased entirely if subjected to the Omicron era.


On top of being functionally useless, N95s were substantially more likely to result in adverse effects.


According to the results page, there were significantly more reported issues in the respirator group:

“There were 47 (10.8%) adverse events related to the intervention reported in the medical mask group and 59 (13.6%) in the N95 respirator group.”

This becomes even more noteworthy since compliance with respirator masking was lower.

“Adherence with the assigned medical mask or N95 respirator was self-reported as “always” in 91.2% in the medical mask group versus 80.7% in the N95 respirator group and as “always” or “sometimes” in 97.7% in the medical mask group versus 94.4% in the N95 respirator group.”

While still extremely high, health care workers “always” wore N95s 80.7% of the time instead of 91.2% for medical masks.


This is one of the many issues the “experts” now pushing for (now disproven) “higher-quality” masking should address.


Health care professionals who are trained to use N95s can’t always use them yet experience higher rates of adverse effects.


Imagine how much worse compliance would be among the general public, especially if 13% are suffering significant side effects.

Results Show Expert Incompetence

This is yet another randomized controlled trial to show that masks do not work.


It also confirms the DANMASK study conducted earlier in the pandemic, which proved there was no benefit from masking in COVID prevention.


Even the Bangladeshi study, comparing villages, showed there was no benefit to masking at a population level. They used statistical misdirection and purposeful p-hacking to try and generate a positive result, and still could only get to a ~10% reduction for those over 50.


No matter the quality, no matter the compliance, masks are entirely ineffective at preventing transmission or infection.


The participants in this examination lived and worked in environments where universal masking was a requirement.


It didn’t matter.

This also examined health care workers, who, in theory, would be using and disposing of medical or N95 level masks properly.


There was no difference.


Now imagine how much worse the results would look for mask fanatics if it examined the Fauci-approved cloth coverings.


If “The Experts™” actually cared about following “the science,” or “the evidence,” this would once again be the nail in the coffin for masking.


More like the 40th nail in the coffin.


We have observational evidence through population-level comparisons that masks do not prevent the spread of COVID.

cumulative cases per 1M SOUTH KOREA VS UNITED STATES

cumulative cases per 1M SOUTH KOREA VS UNITED STATES


Daily New cases per 1M Germany

Daily New cases per 1M Germany

We also now have multiple randomized controlled trials confirming that masks do not prevent the spread of COVID.


And we have extremely well done comparisons of neighboring jurisdictions confirming it.


All the mask fanatics have is politically motivated wishful thinking, desperate advocacy from disproven CDC “studies,” and a commitment to avoiding reality.


Fauci and his health authority allies have lied to the public repeatedly about masking. The obsession with credentialism and appeals to authority within the media has resulted in tremendous, unjustified harm.


You’d hope that results like these would finally end their ridiculous posturing, but it’s abundantly clear they’re too dug in to ever relent.


But thankfully those paying attention now have even more ammunition in the fight for the inarguable scientific reality that masks do not work.



The Ongoing COVID Deceptions: How Ruling Elites Lied About Masks And Mask Mandates

by Tyler Durden 09December2022 –

Authored by Lipton Matthews via The Epoch Times,

The mishandling of the covid-19 pandemic by global elites has severely eroded confidence in expert opinion. New information is emerging that senior officials doubted policies that were foisted upon the American public. By sharing the results of his deposition with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt exposed Fauci’s advocacy of face masks as insincere:

Another tidbit from the Fauci depo: In Feb 20 he emailed a friend advising her that masks were ineffective.

Confirmed again on Mar 31.

On April 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it.

Mandates followed—Lives ruined.

Numerous studies disputed the efficacy of face masks, yet mask mandates rose to national prominence. During the apex of pandemic hysteria, the American Institute for Economic Research ran a series of scathing articles debunking the usefulness of face masks. In fact, one prominent 2020 study boldly admitted that mask use is primarily symbolic:

We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes…

The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflective reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.

Not even children were spared from the covid-19 hysteria. Masks became commonplace in schools across America and the wider world, despite the large volume of research arguing that they could harm minors. One study from Germany noted that parents raised concerns about mask use having adverse effects on children. Moreover, evidence suggests that mask use limits the expressive capacity of children. Reading the facial expressions of teachers and peers aids a child’s language development, but unfortunately, masks were even required during intergroup conversations.


A recent paper published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications argues that mask use has hindered face recognition abilities in children. The researchers posited that impaired face recognition abilities have negative consequences for the emotional development of children, saying that “changes in face recognition performance and alteration in the processing of partially occluded faces could have significant effects on children’s social interactions with their peers and their ability to form relationships with educators.”


Widespread mask mandates failed to benefit children, and instead of averting covid-related deaths, they led to people dying. According to Dr. Zacharias Fogen of Germany, “Mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or [approximately 50 percent] more deaths compared to no mask mandates.” Dr. Fogen theorized that the re-inhalation of hyperconcentrated droplets caught by masks led to worse ailments and fueled fatality rates.


The scandal of covid-19 has demonstrated that elites deliberately misinformed the public at every corner. Citizens were scolded for ignoring mask mandates, even though the evidence was clear that they don’t work. The vilification of those who refused to endorse covid-19 vaccines was even more egregious.


Vaccines are usually successful, but covid-19 vaccines were imposed on the public without proper research. Contrary to the claims of politically motivated actors, the latest research on covid-19 vaccines is astoundingly negative. Scientific research shows that rates of myocarditis are higher among the vaccinated and that natural immunity offers great protection against the virus. Moreover, there is overwhelming evidence that the highly touted lockdowns were a disaster. After the ruling elite’s orchestrated deception of the public, we would be foolish to trust their proposals.


The pandemic has rightly taught us that governing elites will fabricate evidence and misuse data to promote their agenda at our expense, and it is unlikely that they will ever be able to regain our trust.



CDC Officials Who Spread Misinformation Apologized to Source of False Data but Not to Public: Emails

Zachary Stieber    24January2023

The Emergency Operations Center at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga., on March 19, 2021. (Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images)

The Emergency Operations Center at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 19, 2021. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)


U.S. health officials who spread inflated COVID-19 child death data in public meetings apologized to the source of the false data but not to the public, newly obtained emails show.


Drs. Katherine Fleming-Dutra and Sara Oliver, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offered the false data in 2022 while U.S. officials weighed granting emergency authorization to COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months.


The study they cited for the data was published ahead of peer review by a group comprised primarily of British authors. The study was corrected after the public meetings.


Emails obtained by The Epoch Times showed that Fleming-Dutra and Oliver were alerted that they had spread misinformation. Neither the officials nor the CDC have informed the public of the false information. Newly obtained emails showed the officials apologized to Seth Flaxman, one of the study’s authors, and even offered to see whether the study could be published in the CDC’s quasi-journal.


“I feel … that we owe you an apology,” Oliver wrote to Flaxman on June 27, about 10 days after she and Fleming-Dutra falsely said there had been at least 1,433 deaths primarily attributed to COVID-19 in America among those 19 and younger. “We draw the attention of a variety of individuals with the ACIP meetings, and apologize that you got caught in it this time.”


“I am also sorry that you got pulled into the attention around the VRBPAC and ACIP meetings,” Fleming-Dutra added. She had presented the data to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the CDC.


Fleming-Dutra, Oliver, and Flaxman did not respond to requests for comment.

Inflated Death Toll

Using data from the CDC, Flaxman and his co-authors claimed that there were at least 1,433 deaths primarily attributed to COVID-19 among those aged 0 to 19 in the United States. The actual number was 1,088, the authors acknowledged in the corrected version of the study.


Fleming-Dutra presented the false data as rankings to VRBPAC on June 14, 2022 and ACIP three days later. It’s not clear why the CDC didn’t examine its own database rather than relying on a preprint study.


Oliver also cited the study while speaking during the ACIP meeting.

The data had an impact. It showed “that this is not a minor illness in children,” Dr. Katherine Poehling, one of the ACIP members, said at the time.


Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC’s director, later appeared to cite the inflated death toll and ACIP still cites the preprint, though it was later updated with the correct data.


Flaxman updated the study after receiving an email from Kelley Krohnert, a Georgia resident who has become a fact-checker of suspect COVID-19-related claims.


Krohnert’s concerns also made their way to Fleming-Dutra and Oliver, but the CDC officials have never publicly acknowledged promoting misinformation.

‘We Had an Error’

Flaxman acknowledged in emails to Krohnert, and in a June 27 message to Fleming-Dutra and Oliver, that he did not fully understand how the CDC’s death database works.


“Thanks for your work, and your great presentations to VRBPAC and ACIP. You cited our preprint. We’ve just updated it (see attached; it should appear on medrxiv in the next day). While none of the substantive conclusions change, we had an error which you may have seen was picked up very prominently by a blogger,” Flaxman wrote. “I am writing first to say sorry–I really regret that this happened. It was my mistake in misunderstanding the [death certificate] data, and not realizing about CDC Wonder’s provisional database.”


Flaxman also asked for feedback on the updated study and whether the officials could help with submitting the paper to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a quasi-journal the CDC publishes that only includes articles (pdf) vetted and shaped by top CDC officials to align with the agency’s policies.


“We’ve never tried to publish there, so I don’t know the process or how often they consider manuscripts from non-CDC authors,” Flaxman said. “If you do think this would be a possible route, perhaps one or both of you would want to help us revise the manuscript and join as an author?”


Oliver wrote back first, saying that she wanted to apologize to Flaxman and that “we will absolutely review and provide feedback,” as well as context.

“We are more than happy to do that without formally being co-authors. That way you can avoid formal CDC clearance,” Oliver wrote.


Fleming-Dutra then chimed in with her apology, adding, “I am glad to hear that you and your team are continuing to do this important work.” She recommended Flaxman and his team review studies published in the MMWR to get a sense of the format of the digest. A large portion of her email was redacted under an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act for “inter-agency or intra-agency records.” The Epoch Times has appealed that and other redactions.


Flaxman then notified the CDC officials that the corrected study had been made public. Fleming-Dutra replied, but the email was redacted.


“Thanks, very useful feedback. Small update: we’re hoping to submit to JAMA Pediatrics in the next week or so, and [redacted],” Flaxman answered. He indicated that the CDC had provided feedback and questioned on how to cite it in the submission.


“I was also wondering if you have any NCHS [National Center for Health Statistics] contacts who it would be worth us reaching out to for feedback? I’d particularly like to understand the completeness of WONDER Provisional Mortality Statistics when it comes to Covid versus other causes of death as we don’t fully describe that at the moment,” Flaxman also wrote.


Yet another reply from Fleming-Dutra was redacted, and the chain ended there.

Krohnert told The Epoch Times in an email that it is “frustrating that the CDC seemed to care more about the negative attention the preprint authors received than about the fact that the data the CDC presented at the ACIP and VRBPAC meetings was incorrect.”


“It feels like a good pro-vaccine PR message exaggerating the risk to children was more important than the truth,” Krohnert said.



The Experts Are Lying To You

The COVID World post date: March 12th, 2022 Archived:

By Mark McDonald

A recent post I saw:

“After an amazing two years as an infectious disease expert, I am moving on. I am now an expert in no-fly zones and Central European affairs. Excited for this new opportunity.”

Will you follow his expert advice on how to combat Russian aggression toward Ukraine?

You followed his “guidance” on masks and shots. Why not war in Europe? I hope you have all learned your lesson by now: Don’t blindly follow experts. They are lying to you. You must begin to think for yourselves.


It’s been quite cold here in Los Angeles recently. I spotted a woman sitting outside on a park bench, wearing a mask. “Why are you wearing that?” I asked her. “It keeps me warm,” she said. From fear to face warmer. Progress? Perhaps you’ll argue that it’s her “choice” to use a face diaper as a face warmer. Fair enough. But what if that choice is an illusion? What if we have all been lied to and conditioned to engage in behaviors that harm ourselves and others, all the while under the impression that we are simply making a choice?


If you are not a Muslim woman displaying your proof of purchase, a surgeon operating on a patient in the OR, or a criminal engaged in an illegal act, you have no business covering your face. To believe otherwise renders you a fool. For large groups of people to continue to behave this way reeks of a cultural injection—similar to an mRNA injection—of toxicity, a redefining of values that has led to widespread social damage. Why do so many people make such bad choices? They have allowed themselves to follow experts.


The problem is that experts are not always honest. Think of Anthony Fauci, exposed as a liar multiple times by Senator Rand Paul. When truth is sacrificed as recommendations are made, there can be no real choice. This is why informed consent is foundational in the provision of medical care. A doctor telling a patient to agree to a procedure simply because “it’s good for you” is not acting either responsibly or ethically. He must include all meaningful risks as well as potential benefits; otherwise, a patient cannot make a choice to accept the recommendation.


Even if honest, experts may also be inexpert at offering advice, despite their mastery of information within their area of expertise. A fire marshal may know exactly how fire spreads throughout a building, and that walls and doors slow its advance. His recommendation to schools to keep all classroom doors closed—even in summer—to protect children from dying in a fire, however, would be foolish. And it should be ignored if received.


For two full years, Americans simply followed the advice of experts—to their detriment. As the politics changed, the pandemic magically ended. Now Americans are “choosing” to continue to live in fear, or to live as fools. Unfortunately, many have not learned their lesson, and as the new crisis du jour shifts to Russia and Ukraine, they are making the same mistake of rallying behind a unified political narrative that attacks any dissent, any question, any exploration or nuanced position as treasonous and indecent. This sounds all too familiar.


Just as one could accept that a Chinese virus was spreading throughout the US without advocating for an indefinite stoppage of all life, one can now accept that a Russian invasion is spreading throughout Ukraine without advocating for support of a full-scale war between the US and Russia. For two years, safe and effective early treatment for a virus was attacked as irresponsible quackery. All roads led to universal vaccination, which is now proving to have been a complete failure and likely hindering the development of herd immunity and the extinction of viral contagion.


It now appears that the only road available to us is an international war. Recent government advice suggested that it’s important to “stay safe” by remaining six feet apart while seeking cover in a bomb shelter. We’re also told that it’s a sign of virtue to accept $7 per gallon gas prices as a sign of support for the Ukrainian people. Oh, and why not swap your vehicle out for an electric car as well. Greater suffering means you are a better person. What will you sacrifice this time, to follow the road recommended by experts?


Until only a month ago, tremendous pressure had been growing to change course domestically—skyrocketing inflation, soaring fuel prices, an invasion across our southern border. As the threat of annihilation by a virus ultimately revealed itself to be an emperor without any clothes, the power of the people’s voice grew, and both politicians and the experts who support them began to feel frightened. Corrupt leftwing politicians began to fall, through both regular and recall elections. The fall elections were shaping up to be a complete rout for the Democrat party, largely responsible for the collapse of the country in under a year.


Now we have a new threat of annihilation, one we may truly experience if we continue to listen to the experts who advocate for a new war. Perhaps it’s time for Americans to think for themselves and ask the age-old question, “Cui bono?” There is a high probability that those throwing their support behind any movement stand to benefit from it. Will you?



How Money From Gates And FTX Bought Scientific Silence

by Tyler Durden 23November2022 – 01:20 AM

Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The Epoch Times,

Looking back, it’s utterly bizarre how the world of science could have gone so silent even as the world locked down and lives were shattered by the billions by governments the world over. The silence was deafening. We went from a March 2, 2020, letter signed by 800 public health experts associated with Yale University—which warned against quarantines and closures—to a strange disappearance of nearly all clear voices a few weeks later. And so things stood for the better part of two years.



Governments were allowed to create vast carnage based on a novel experiment with absolutely no precedent in history and no scientific literature that backed it. Even the World Health Organization’s pandemic plan included nothing like lockdowns as a solution to a widespread pathogen. At the time, it was obvious to me and others that the silence was due not to broad agreement with the policies but to something else.


That something, sad to say, was money.


We are more and more discovering the heightened role that the crypto exchange FTX played in funneling money to major public health outposts and academics at Johns Hopkins and Stanford University, as well as its family connections to the Columbia University department of public health. And before that funding spigot opened up, there was the Gates Foundation which had clearly pivoted from seemingly nonpartisan research to full support for the lockdowns.


To be sure, there is no one explanation for the disaster. The whole profession had already been infected by the intellectual virus of mechanistic rationalism and modeling. The idea was that if you slap some math and equations together and let the computer take over, you can gain a picture of disease outcomes under various scenarios. Such models are easily manipulated with small changes in variables.


Deborah Birx relied on these entirely in her push to get the Trump administration to greenlight the lockdowns. And there can be no doubt about that history now that Trump’s Twitter account is alive again. The end of the censorship allows us to see how he was pressured to throw out his best instincts and instead adopt a lockdown policy, not just for two weeks but for months after, even to the point of criticizing Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia for opening up that Trump considered to be “too soon.”


(As an aside, the restoration of Trump’s account also allows us to see that his last two tweets urged all Jan. 6, 2021, protesters on Capitol to stay peaceful and respect the blue. It’s no wonder the ancien régime at Twitter wanted his account blocked and blasted away.)


Having studied this trajectory closely, it seems impossible to overlook the political motives here. No question that many elites in many places had whipped themselves up into a frenzy to the point that they were willing to crush the whole of society and even give up two years of education for kids in order to drive Trump from office. The plot was to get him to make the initial call himself based on telling him lies about virus severity and the effectiveness of lockdowns. No question that he was hornswoggled.


However, in addition to these factors, one cannot neglect financial factors. Quite plainly, the grant money at the time and for two years later was clearly on the side of lockdowns and the Democrat Party, plus the elite media and their narrative line that openness equals death and lockdowns/masking/mandates were public-spirited.


Vast numbers of scientists who could have and should have spoken out remained silent, or, worse, lent their voices in support of the outrage. Much of the reason has to do with how science is funded at the university level. It’s all about getting the next grant. It’s tragic but there is a strong motivation here to curate one’s opinions in a way that paves the way for future funding sources.


This is why it is not necessary that every sellout scientist be in receipt of direct funds from Gates, FTX, or the pharmaceutical industry. All that needs to happen to control a whole sector of opinion is for the word to get out on the streets that a funding source is there with countless millions and is ready to fork over.


As a result, even the smartest and most credentialled people can be easily made to fall in line. And no question that FTX quickly picked up the reputation of somehow being concerned about “pandemic planning” and so the whole of the industry lined up with their palms out. After all, FTX promised $100 million in grants!


This is why, the Washington Post reports, “The shock waves from FTX’s free fall have rippled across the public health world, where numerous leaders in pandemic-preparedness had received funds from FTX funders or were seeking donations.”


The seeking part is key here. But so is the money trail. FTX funded the later stages of the single biggest trials for repurposed therapeutics for COVID. Countless lives hung in the balance on these trials. Many physicians the world over had experienced great outcomes in dire circumstances from generic drugs such as HCQ, Ivermectin, fluvoxamine, and others, especially when used with other vitamins and zinc. Testing them was crucial.


The results were backed by a predictable media blitz: such therapeutics don’t work. Meanwhile, the study has been severely criticized not only for poor study construction but also for the conflicts of interests of top researchers who also consulted with pharmaceutical companies.


This is all very significant because there is a strong sense that the reason for the neglect of therapeutics—by the National Institutes of Health, Gates Foundation, and also major media, which smeared anyone who suggested there might be a better way—might all trace to the economic motive of shutting down cheap alternatives to vaccines.


Independent journalist Alexandros Marinos has mapped out the timeline of the study:

Who funded the TOGETHER trial when?

Who funded the TOGETHER trial when?


The Gates Foundation was first in, followed by Rainwater and FastGrants. FastGrants is a program established by the Charles G. Koch Foundation that also ended up giving money to Imperial College modeler Neil Ferguson, who first drove lockdown propaganda in the UK and United States. FTX modeled its own grant-giving program on FastGrants and then picked up the funding burden later in the process. (There is supreme irony here: the lie all over the internet was that the Great Barrington Declaration was funded by Koch, whereas in fact that money stream was going to the opposition!)


In addition, the Post notes, FTX “awarded $1.5 million to Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health in July for seed grants intended ‘to catalyze research and innovations that prepare for and help prevent the next pandemic.’”


Also: “The Future Fund’s commitments included $10 million to HelixNano, a biotech start-up seeking to develop a next-generation coronavirus vaccine; $250,000 to a University of Ottawa scientist researching how to eradicate viruses from plastic surfaces; and $175,000 to support a recent law school graduate’s job at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.”


We don’t know how much money Gates/FTX gave to JHU’s Center for Health Security (which had sponsored Event 201) but it was enough to cause the Center’s head Tom Inglesby to completely reverse his earlier position against lockdowns to become a leading champion of them.


“Overall, the [FTX] Future Fund was a force for good,” Inglesby told the Post. “The work they were doing was really trying to get people to think long-term … to build pandemic preparedness, to diminish the risks of biological threats.”


Following the money trail from FTX to the public health establishment will undoubtedly reveal more in the way of information, especially considering that Sam Bankman-Fried’s brother Gabe ran a lobbying organization entirely devoted to “pandemic planning.”


No question that this whole machine became an industrial behemoth over two years. When I first started Brownstone Institute, my phone and email began to blow up with offers of money and funding, but always with a proviso. I had to connect our scientists with their network of scientists in an already established system.


There was no question in my mind what was going on: I was being told to play ball in exchange for large checks to make this fledgling nonprofit work. In some way, this astonished me: I was being offered a path to riches provided I would gut the whole mission! And this was happening even before we had published any of our research!


So, yes, I saw how this system works firsthand. Of course I completely rejected the idea simply because going along would defeat the whole point of founding an institute in the first place. And yet the presumption on the part of the contacts was that surely this was just another racket in a space full of them and I would be happy to give up all principles for generous funding. I never considered it even for one instant.


There is a grotesque tragedy to all of this. Great people gave up all their principles and integrity in exchange for grants and grease from big shots who used their money and power to wreck the world over two years, and they were able to do it with very little professional opposition. And yet here we are today. Who are the real stars in the world of science today? Not those on the Gates/FTX gravy train. It is the men and women who stuck their necks out to do the right thing.


The COVID War Games – Fauci and Gates

SPECIAL BROADCAST: Dr. Robert Malone On His mRNA Creation

Posted 13October2021

Stew Peters sat down with Dr. Robert Malone, the creator of the mRNA technology being used in the shots being falsely referred to as “vaccines”, which have proven to be dangerous, and in many cases DEADLY.

Dr. Zelenko Protocol:

Look at what the Amish did with Covid-19!

rumble comment:
merlin369, 1 year ago October 13, 2021

1. Calling it a vax is a lie.
2. Calling it a pandemic is a lie.
3. Calling it a protection is a lie (the vax).
4. Saying the vaccinated are protected is a lie.
5. Saying the unvaccinated are unprotected is a lie.
6. Portraying “free-choice on medicine” – as “antivaxers” is a lie.

1. Demanding injections of synthetic mRNA is Domestic Terrorism.
2. Using threats of harm – on those who do-not obey is Domestic Terrorism.
3. Injections of synthetic mRNA harms ones natural Immunity System.
4. The harm being caused by the injections is being suppressed (fraud).
5. Government officials can lie to the people while legally shielded from personal liability.
6. The manufacturers of mRNA have been shielded from liability from the harm it causes.
7. Government is running a “protection racket”. [a legally recognized crime]
8. Government officials are harming the people under the guises of “protecting them”.
9. A harmful gene therapy (synthetic mRNA) has been fraudulently re-named a “vaccine” to shield Big Pharma of any liability from the harm it causes. This behavior is a crime.
10. The failure of the legal system (its prosecutors) to charge these officials with Fraud and Domestic Terrorism reveals that the prosecutors are complicit in executing these crimes.

The people are now demanding that these Criminals be charged with these Crimes.

Execute your most important function — or resign from your posts. Humanity is waking up and watching.

Additionally, those who support the existing system (the police, the military, the doctors, the teachers, the MSM) are being requested to step aside. Do not become complicit in executing these crimes. The people who are exposing these crimes are not your enemy. Do not denigrate them or attack them. Instead, take your hats off to them.


mrcarlosbernal, 1 year ago October 13, 2021

I would add under LIES
7. Calling the vax “safe and effective.”

You can’t make that statement until AFTER testing of 8-12 years!


ellie1111, 1 year ago October 14, 2021

Another lie: DELTA variant!
Another lie: The Germ Theory. IT IS A THEORY!! Never proven.
Another lie: Elderly died from treatments!!


ffsakes, 1 year ago October 14, 2021

add this stew missed it

The state of Uttar Pradesh in India, which has the equivalent of two-thirds of the United States population, has been declared COVID-free, the state government announced last week. There are no more active cases of coronavirus in the 33 districts of Uttar Pradesh, which has a population of 241 million people.


WhenYouThinkYouGotItFiguredYourWrong, 1 year ago October 14, 2021

I would add under “Lies” Them: PCR testing kits work Creator: It was made to test for cancer, side benefits it pics up all viral infections but can’t differentiate between them. Ie, You could have herpes and yet you would test positive to COVID which may I add has never been isolated. Food for thought


The Parallels Between The COVID Hysteria And The Salem Witch Trials


David Stockman On The Parallels Between The COVID Hysteria And The Salem Witch Trials

by Tyler Durden, 02January2023 –

Authored by David Stockman via,

It would not be going too far to say that the eruption of irrationality and hysteria in America during the COVID-19 period of 2020-2021 most resembled not 1954, when Senator McCarthy set the nation looking for communist moles behind every government desk, or 1919, when the notorious raids of Attorney General Mitchell were rounding up purported Reds in their tens of thousands, but the winter of 1691-1692. That’s when two little girls—Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams of Salem, Massachusetts—fell into the demonic activity of fortune-telling, which soon found them getting strangely ill, having fits, spouting gibberish, and contorting their bodies into odd positions.

Salem witch trials Witchcraft at Salem Village Wikipedia

Salem witch trials Witchcraft at Salem Village Wikipedia


The rest became history, of course, when a malpracticing local doctor claimed to have found no physical cause for the girls’ problems and diagnosed them as being afflicted by the “Evil Hand,” commonly known as witchcraft. Other ministers were consulted, who agreed that the only cause could be witchcraft and since the sufferers were believed to be the victims of a dastardly crime, the community set out to find the perpetrators.


Within no time, three witches who were famously accused —the Parris’ slave, Sarah Good, an impoverished homeless woman and Sarah Osborne, who had defied conventional Puritan society. Many more followed, and as the hysteria spread, hundreds were tried for witchcraft and two dozen hanged.


But there is a lesson in this classic tale that is embarrassing in its verisimilitude. Namely, one of the best academic explanations for the outbreak of seizures and convulsions which fueled the Salem hysteria was a disease called “convulsive ergotism”, which is brought on by ingesting rye grain infected with a fungus that can invade developing kernels of the grain, especially under warm and damp conditions.


During the rye harvest in Salem in 1691 these conditions existed at a time when one of the Puritans’ main diet staples was cereal and breads made of the harvested rye. Convulsive ergotism causes violent fits, a crawling sensation on the skin, vomiting, choking, and, hallucinations—meaning that it was Mother Nature in the ordinary course working her episodically unwelcome tricks, not the “Evil Hand” of a spiritual pathogen, which imperiled the community.

Similarly, in 2020 there Was no Evil Hand Sci-Fi Pathogen

The truth is, in 2020 it was also Mother Nature—likely abetted by the Fauci-sponsored gain-of-function researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology—who disgorged one of the nastier among ordinary respiratory viruses.


Such viruses, of course, have afflicted humankind over the ages, which, in turn, has evolved marvelous adaptive immune systems to cope with and overcome them. So again, there was no Evil Hand sci-fi pathogen at large that was something new under the sun, nor a disease that was extraordinarily lethal for 90% of the population.


In the grand scheme of things, therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic has already been recorded as an unfortunate bump on the road to longer and more pleasant lives for Americans and much of the rest of the world, too. That truth is strikingly depicted in the chart below.

Age Adjusted Death Rates and Life Expectancy at Birth (Both Sexes, All Races) United States 1900-2018

Age Adjusted Death Rates and Life Expectancy at Birth (Both Sexes, All Races) United States 1900-2018 Source:



While the all-cause mortality figure for 2020 did not exist when the CDC published the chart above, the green line would have depicted it as only a tiny upward blip—of which there have been several during the last 120 years shown above.

Was COVID-19 an Analogue of the Spanish Flu?

Indeed, the true analogue is the year 1918 when an estimated 675,000 Americans succumbed to the Spanish Flu from a population (100 million) just 30% of today’s level.


In that case, the green line in the chart above (all cause deaths) pushed up by nearly 400 per 100,000 population compared to the pre-war baseline (1914). By contrast, the excess rate in 2020 over 2019 was just 118 per 100,000.


And, yes, there is the sad fact of senseless dough-boy deaths on the killing fields of France embedded in these 1918 numbers, but it turns out that upwards of 45% of the conventionally reported 117,000 GI (gastrointestinal) deaths were not from German bullets, but the Spanish Flu that ripped through the massive US training camps that were hastily-assembled after Wilson foolishly declared war in April 1917 with no meaningful standing army to fight it.


So on the true measure of pandemic lethality—deaths from all causes—the COVID-19 was not even in the same ballpark as the Spanish Flu. And as the chart also shows, the former occurred way down the green line curve that is actually the ultimate rebuke to today’s on-going COVID-policy disaster.


The US age-adjusted death rate in 2020 (828 per 100,000) was actually 67% lower than it had been in 1918 (2,542 per 100,000) because since then a free capitalist society has gifted the nation with the prosperity and freedom to progress that has ushered in better sanitation, nutrition, shelter, life-styles and medical care.


It is those forces which have pushed the green line relentlessly to the lower-right corner of the chart, not the Federales atop their bureaucratic perches in Washington.

Hope for a New Great Barrington Declaration to Serve as Antidote to the Totalitarian Lockdown

At length, perhaps some future historian will need to find the “convulsive ergot” theory of 2020 to explain the COVID-Hysteria because the explanation will not be found in the “science” embedded in what will be a tiny blip in the green line of the chart above.


The Great Barrington Declaration was penned by three fearless world leading epidemiologists—Dr. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Sanford—and was a powerful antidote to the Evil Hand theory then raging through the MSM and political class of almost every stripe.


At essence, it said the real science was that America was not being attacked by a Grim Reaper visiting death upon one and all regardless of age, health status or physical circumstances, but, instead, was a highly selective respiratory disease variant that honed-in tightly on the immunity-impaired aged and co-morbid.


Accordingly, the one-size-fits all Lockdown policy was dead wrong, and what was needed was highly targeted help, protections and treatments for the smallish minority of the vulnerable, which policy would presently lead to the attainment of “herd immunity” and the ultimate extinguishment of the pandemic in the normal way.


Colonial America found its way out of the Salem aberration in 1692, and surely 330 years and much science later it can do so again, exposing the 21st century miscreants who brought on this insensible hysteria as it does.

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Fauci Fibbed On The Day Everything Changed

by Tyler Durden, 02January2023 –

Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The Brownstone Institute,

Anthony Fauci is finally gone from his government perch. Let us recall that it was he who set this calamity in motion, squandering his credibility, while taking down public health and much else with it. More than anyone, he bears responsibility, even if he was acting on others’ behalf. That is especially true if he was carrying out a hidden agenda (take your pick of theories).

Scared Crowd Running in city

Scared Crowd Running in city


There was already growing political and societal panic on March 11, 2020, when the House Oversight and Reform Committee convened a hearing on the new virus circulating. Fauci was the key witness. The only question on everyone’s mind came down to the most primal fear: am I going to die from this thing, like in the movies?

This was one day before Trump’s announcement of the travel ban from Europe, the UK, and Australia, essentially sealing the borders of the US to an extent never before attempted, thus separating families and loved ones and trapping billions of people in their nation states. It was five days before the evil declaration by all health authorities to immediately shut down all places where people could congregate.


These few days will remain a case study in irrationality and crowd madness. Fauci, on the day of his testimony, however, seemed like a paragon of stability. He was calm and clear, nearly bloodness in his tone. The substance of what he said, at the same time, was clearly designed to generate panic and create the conditions for a full lockdown.


He had the countenance of a doctor who was telling the family that a beloved father was terminally ill with 30 days to live.

In particular, and in contrast to the testimony prepared by CDC/NIH, Fauci spoke to the severity of the virus. To the average member of Congress, the answer here was crucial because it addressed the only two serious issues: “Am I going to die?” and “Will I be blamed and politically punished if my constituents die?”


To this, he responded with what seemed like science but was actually completely wrong, dreadfully wrong, catastrophically wrong. He claimed that we knew for sure that at best Covid was 10 times deadlier than the flu. In fact, he threw around so much data confetti that a person could have easily believed that he was downplaying the severity to promote calm. His intention was the opposite.

Here is what he said, and please read carefully to catch the implications: 

SARS was also a Coronavirus in 2002. It infected 8,000 people and it killed about 775. It had a mortality of about 9 to 10 percent. So, that is only 8,000 people in about a year. In the two-and-a-half months that we have had this Coronavirus, as you know, we now have multiple multiples of that.


So, it clearly is not as lethal, and I will get to the lethality in a moment, but it certainly spreads better. Probably for the practical understanding of the American people, the seasonal flu that we deal with every year has a mortality of 0.1 percent. The stated mortality over all of this when you look at all the data including China is about three percent. It first started off as two and now three.


I think if you count all the cases of minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic infection, that probably brings the mortality rate down to somewhere around one percent, which means it is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu. I think that is something that people can get their arms around and understand….


I think the gauge is that this is a really serious problem that we have to take seriously. I mean people always say, well the flu, you know, the flu does this, the does that. The flu has immortality of 0.1 percent. This has mortality of ten times that, and that is the reason why I want to emphasize, we have to stay ahead of the game in preventing this.

Just think through the flim-flam here. He begins with the figure of a 10 percent case fatality rate from a similar virus. The thinking in the room is already stuck on 10. Then he says this virus has killed more in a shorter period of time, which implies more severity. He quickly dials that back but warns that this is more easily spread, which suggests that perhaps it is even higher. Then he dials that back and says that so far the mortality rate is 3 percent.


But then he quickly adds in “minimally symptomatic or asymptomatic infection” and comes to a rough number of 1 percent, thus failing completely here to distinguish between cases and infections, which used to be a core metric that he and so many others completely obliterated.


That’s a side point but an important one. The distinction between cases and infections has been crushed, leaving us utter data chaos.


Fauci spoke this final number with so many other numbers before it that no one could figure out which way was up. The main takeaway anyone would have is that there is going to be vast bloodshed.


It’s best to watch this. You can almost feel the fear in the room as he blinds these political critters with fake science. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci addresses covid-19 Mortality rate C-SPAN

So what do we do? Fauci here was quick with the answer:

How much worse it will get will depend on our ability to do two things, to contain the influx in people who are infected coming from the outside and the ability to contain and mitigate within our own country.

In other words: lockdown. 

Thus was the stage set. To be sure, there is some mental connection between severity and policy response but there probably should not be. Even if this virus had a 10 percent fatality rate, what does locking down achieve? It was never even clear what the point was. The “spread” could not be stopped forever. The hospitals weren’t really overcrowded, as we seen. There was never a chance for Zero Covid, as the catastrophic experience of China and New Zealand has shown.


In the end, the pandemic of a respiratory virus is solved through exposure, upgraded immune systems, and herd immunity, regardless of severity. And again, please recall that biological evolution has made such pandemics self-limiting: there is a trade between severity and prevalence subject to latency. Latency here was never a factor, contrary to the lies in the early weeks. So the more infectious this virus would be, the less severe it would be, nearly by definition.


Fauci could have used his time in Congress to give a basic explanation. He did not. He chose to spread irrational fear instead. 

So how can we evaluate Fauci’s murky suggestion that SARS-CoV-2 will have a 1 percent fatality rate? What actually happened? These data are pretty settled by now.

  • 0-19 years: 0.0003%
  • 20-29 years: 0.002%
  • 40-49 years: 0.035%
  • 50-59 years: 0.123% (flu)
  • 60-69 years: 0.506% (bad flu)

In other words, for the most affected demographic, he was off by two times. For youth, he was off by 3,333 times – an exaggeration of more than 300,000 percent! And he did it with a straight face. The rest of the population falls between there for a total of 0.095 percent. So in general for the whole population he was off by 10 times, meaning that the actual infection fatality rate is just slightly less (if this is right) than the seasonal flu.


Throughout the entire pandemic, from the beginning to now, the average age of the 0.09 percent of infected people who died remained at the medium age of death in absence of the pandemic. If this same virus arrived decades early, it would have hardly been noticed at all.


Which is to say: Fauci was correct on February 28, 2020, when he wrote that this is more or less the flu, except with a large age gradient. His change of mind in the course of two weeks prior to this testimony is based on absolutely no evidence. What changed was his tactics but why?


We mapped out many times already that there was plenty of information available, even in the popular press, that this bug would be more-or-less like the flu, except with an extreme age gradient – which we knew already in mid-February. All the misinformation that followed was just that. And they knew it. Certainly Fauci knew it. No doubt about it.


So why? Here we get into interesting theorizing. Brownstone has done a lot of this for the better part of 18 months, and we will continue to do so. We can talk all evening about this. We already do. And we continue to collect evidence too.


The point is that the world is not the same. Fauci pulled the lever on the wall that set this in motion. He never should have been given that deference, that power, that influence. There should have been a check on him. And some people tried but the censors then flew into action. 


The entire mess began not just with a bad prediction but an outrageously bad falsehood – spoken in front of deeply ignorant and terrified politicians – one that was followed by an egregious demand that we get rid of normal social and market functioning. The consequences are for the ages. Fauci had his own masters and minions but it is impossible to avoid the reality that he bears primary responsibility as the voice of panic that shut down freedoms hard won over a millennium.


Covid is the new religion, and that is the Gospel Truth

Dr David Salkin 10December2020

Covid is the new religion. It has converted us all, yet no one noticed. Without any conscious effort, or  formal instruction, we have all become members of this newest and most widespread faith of all.

As in all religions, Covidism has its different strains.

The Orthodox. Strict adherents to the letter of the law. They follow the guidelines religiously, can quote UKGov rules without hesitation, are experts on what can be done when, by whom, to whom, inside or outside, with a mask, without a mask, before 10pm, after 10pm, with or without five others (preferably also Orthodox). They may get hot and bothered, even febrile, if others disagree with their approach. But don’t argue with them, they are the righteous, with the hotline to the Truth.

The Reformists. They can’t understand the rules, insisting there is no meaning or scientific basis for them. They either ignore the Covid regulations, or re-form their own. What’s the point of following guidance if there is no rationale for them? Two metres social distancing, one point five metres, what’s the difference? They see contradictions everywhere: travellers in quarantine after returning from a country of low infection, grouse shooting more permissible than visiting the granny. Rules, say the Reformists, are there for the breaking if they don’t make any sense. So keep the pubs open, don’t wear your mask, and if you really want to, go and shoot the grouse and then take it round to your granny for supper.

The Atheists. There is no virus, there never was a virus, it’s all a terrible hoax designed to control. The Atheists congregate in public, ignoring social distancing. Covid, they believe, is the Opium of the Masses, emanating from the most devious of sources such as telephone masts. It causes addiction to wearing masks and watching 24 hour news channels, Covid is a Fake Virus. These views do however put them as outliers of opinion – for many, they are shunned and considered Corona non grata.

The Second Coming faithful. They view all that has happened since the first wave, or as they call it the ‘First Coming’, as the herald of a better world. They see the reduction in traffic, smell the cleaner air, argue that the environment now has a chance to heal, while humanity can concentrate on a more meaningful and peaceful lifestyle. They are comforted by this new beginning, and say that they feel born again.


Different practices, one Covid, with the potential of all religions: a capacity to unite, to divide, to comfort and support, to control and manipulate, and to reveal the very contradictions and insecurities which are found in us all. It is shaping our lives, and behaviours, and exposing the type of people we, our families, our patients, truly are.


Somewhere in this new World Religion you can see yourself. But whatever your level of observance, you can be sure of one thing. You can run, you can hide, you can even shield, but until the Messiah   comes in the form of a 2ml syringe, we shall all continue to live in ways in which we believe will bring us Salvation.

Dr David Salkin is a GP in Leicester



DeSantis Seeks to Make Permanent Protections From COVID Mandates

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 19, 2022. (Wade Vandervort/AFP via Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 19, 2022. (Wade Vandervort/AFP via Getty Images)

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Wade Vandervort / AFP) (Photo by WADE VANDERVORT/AFP via Getty Images)

By Dan M. Berger
January 17, 2023 Updated: January 18, 2023
Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis on Jan.17 said he’d seek to make permanent the state’s pioneering protections against COVID mask and vaccine mandates, and back physicians’ free speech.


Speaking in Panama City Beach, DeSantis said he’d introduce legislation to carry that out in Florida’s upcoming legislative session. Earlier state-mandated measures were temporary and will expire on July 1, he said.


“We want to make sure our state remains the freest state in these United States,” DeSantis said.

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo. (York Du/The Epoch Times)

Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo. (York Du/The Epoch Times)

The new legislation—likely to pass since Republicans control both houses of the legislature—will permanently prohibit COVID vaccine passports, COVID vaccine and mask mandates in schools, masking requirements in businesses, and employers hiring or firing based on COVID vaccination status.


It will further protect doctors’ First Amendment rights so that they won’t lose their jobs if they dissent from medical orthodoxy, and defend medical professionals from discrimination based on their religious views.


“When the world lost its mind, Florida was a refuge of sanity, serving strongly as freedom’s linchpin,” said DeSantis. “These measures will ensure Florida remains this way and will provide landmark protections for free speech for medical practitioners.”


State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said he’d witnessed “accomplished scientists” threatened for holding unorthodox views.


He reminded the crowd that much of the conventional wisdom dispensed by the medical establishment had proven false over the past two years.


“All medical professionals should be encouraged to engage in scientific discourse without fearing for their livelihoods or their careers.”


DeSantis reiterated the actions he and Ladapo took early in the pandemic and decried the approaches taken in some other states and by the federal government.


He said that babies in Florida were never required to get vaccinated, and he credited Ladapo.

People visit Clearwater Beach after Governor Ron DeSantis opened Florida beaches on May 4, 2020, easing restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

CLEARWATER, FL – MAY 04: People visit Clearwater Beach after Governor Ron DeSantis opened the beaches at 7am on May 04, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. Restaurants, retailers, beaches and some state parks reopen today with caveats, as the state continues to ease restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“There’s no evidence backing up the need or desirability to jab these kids. What he’s doing is he’s bucking the consensus, not a very well-founded consensus, but it is the consensus.


“Certainly, it’s what Big Pharma wants, and so that’s why a lot of our practitioners fell in line. But Joe Ladapo has been willing to stand up and say, ‘You know what, that’s not justified based on the evidence.’”


Americans saw their medical institutions, at the federal and state level, act politically, DeSantis said. Florida has been attempting to follow the evidence, as scientists should.


“When you go away from evidence-based medicine, and you start embracing ideology, you start to do things that aren’t in the public’s interest,” DeSantis said.


“And if you think about our medical establishment, from [Dr. Anthony] Fauci on down over the last three years, you know they were wrong. About lockdown. They were wrong about mask mandates. They were wrong about school closures. They were wrong about mRNA shots. They were wrong about sports and vaccine mandates, and it really goes on and on,” he said.


“The physicians who were speaking out against some of these things, they were really treated very poorly.”

Workplace Protections

He said their freedom to speak and treat patients is now being highlighted again in controversies about sex-change operations in children.


“That is something that is supported by a lot of medical elites in the United States. It’s not supported by most of the European medical community because they’re not necessarily partisan in their outlook.”


Workplace protections are essential, DeSantis said. “No one should have to choose between a job they need and a shot they don’t want.”


He listed various areas where the protections come into play. Gym owners in Broward County were threatened with jail if they didn’t enforce mask mandates until the state stepped in.


The federal government has resumed efforts, in federal court in Miami, to require masking on commercial flights.


He said that not wearing a mask and being able to breathe fresh air should be deemed a civil right.


Following DeSantis and Ladapo onto the podium were Florida doctors who addressed the need for medical freedom, and two mothers who spoke about their families’ travails.

‘What Is Misinformation?’

Dr. Tim Boyett said vaccine mandates were brought in because authorities originally believed the vaccines were safe and effective, that they would reduce transmission significantly, and because there was no effective outpatient early treatment protocol.


“Since then, evidence has amassed showing that none of these three presumptions is true,” Boyett, a radiologist in Gulf Breeze, said.


His practice has treated 160 acute COVID patients; none died, and only one was hospitalized. He had natural immunity, having already had the disease. He didn’t want the vaccine and applied for a religious exemption but could not get one.


Dr. Jon Ward, a Panama City dermatologist, said, “Social media is the new town square. And if you showed up to that town square and said masks don’t work, and they never in the history of medical science [have been] shown to stop the spread of a respiratory virus, you are put in lockup.


“If you wanted to say that young people are at very low risk from any ill effects from COVID, but new mRNA shots have real risks with serious complications, you are labeled a spreader of misinformation.”


“What is misinformation?” Ward said. “And who gets to decide what misinformation is? Time and again, we’ve seen that yesterday’s medical misinformation is today’s medical facts.”


“Governor DeSantis supports the strongest free speech protections for physicians in America,” he said.

Bedridden at 36

Dedra Long, a surgical technician and mother of two who walked up to the podium with a cane, said she was debating whether to get the vaccine. Getting a new job ended her debate; the new position required it.


“My life changed with my second dose of Pfizer,” Long said. She suffered facial paralysis, body weakness, stuttering, and slurred speech. “My arms and legs began to jump and jerk and felt like they were on fire all the time.”


Long had extreme fatigue, tremors, and spasms, and couldn’t drive her children to school or go to their soccer games.


“I was basically bedridden at 36. I am now 14 months into this nightmare, and I still cannot do normal things like clean my house or go on a walk with my family. Instead of taking care of my children, they now help take care of me.


“And this is the worst punishment of all: Doctors still have no clue how to help. I face the real trauma of being gaslighted and dismissed with every new appointment. When I cry out for help online, I am silenced. I got the jab to keep my job, and I can no longer work.”


Lauren Phillips, a mother of four who said she’s expecting a fifth child, talked about her family’s trials involving school.

Frustration and Anger

She and her husband entered the children into a parochial school, having received assurances that it had no restrictive masking policy and parents could decide. The school reversed itself two days after school began.


“To say we were angry and frustrated is an understatement. Any attempts to speak with the school administration regarding real data on the extremely low transmission rates of children, or any case about mask choice or anything, just fell on deaf ears.”


Her kids are all young, and at their age, “it’s very important for them to see their teachers’ faces, to see that their teachers smiled back at them, to see their expressions from their teachers and their peers. That is how children learn.


“We felt completely disempowered as parents. We didn’t know our son’s teachers. We didn’t know their peers. We were not allowed to step foot on campus in a kindergarten environment that should be fun and carefree.”


The Karens, Criminals, Narcissistic Megalomaniac Nannycrats and Naughty Beasts want ‘Pandemic Amnesty’


No, There Will Not Be Any “Pandemic Amnesty”

BY TYLER DURDEN 03November2022 –

Authored by Mark Jeftovic via,

Nothing is Forgotten, Nothing Will Be Forgiven.

On the very first day of this year I wrote that the pandemic was over and that only the most brainwashed true believers would cling to the absurd narratives that enabled it. Since then, all of it has been exposed to be falsehoods, cluelessness and lies:

  • Vaccines were never tested or proven to stop transmission.
  • The fatality rate was around 0.005%
  • Ivermectin worked
  • Masks don’t
  • Lockdowns did more damage than good

…and the final straws for the credibility of all involved:

  • This thing came out of a lab, and
  • There is significant credible evidence of vaccine injuries and death

Innumerable careers, reputations and lives have been destroyed in order to enforce a completely debunked narrative as truth. The mainstream media, Big Tech, governments at all levels, neo-liberal glee clubs like the WEF, all coordinated to gaslight the entire population of the world that we were facing existential annihilation, and would have to henceforth trade in our civil rights to these authorities to escape it.


The economic damage is only now beginning to be felt in runaway inflation with central banks powerless to contain it, at risk of destroying what’s left of the economy.


We don’t need to enumerate the litany of injustice, ridicule and persecution  anybody who tried to counter these absurd narratives had to endure. Lost friends, family, jobs, position, businesses, cancelations, deplatformings – all of it.


So it is unsurprising, now that the edifice is crumbling, that those who piled on to the persecutions, those who feathered their nest being “on the right side of history”, seeing that it’s all turning to dust in realtime, are starting – one and all – to back away from their role.


Now the name of the game is to distance oneself from the most intense and virulent outbreaks of mass formation psychosis in recorded history:

Clifton Duncan-tweet-31October2022-You can fuck right off with this shit

Clifton Duncan-tweet-31October2022-You can fuck right off with this shit

There are many who were up to their eyeballs in this who will now try to frame themselves as “the voice of reason” who was trying to introduce some rationality into the conversation.

 Mark Jeftovic, The C̶r̶y̶p̶t̶o̶ ₿itcoin Capitalist-tweet-10July2022-We’re into the truly nauseating phase now

Mark Jeftovic, The C̶r̶y̶p̶t̶o̶ ₿itcoin Capitalist-tweet-10July2022-We’re into the truly nauseating phase now

Mark Jeftovic, The C̶r̶y̶p̶t̶o̶ ₿itcoin Capitalist-tweet-09February2022- every sociopathic zealot who wanted to literally wreck your life for non-compliance

Mark Jeftovic, The C̶r̶y̶p̶t̶o̶ ₿itcoin Capitalist-tweet-09February2022- every sociopathic zealot who wanted to literally wreck your life for non-compliance


Don’t believe them.

Nuremberg trials

Nuremberg trials

“Sooner or Later Everyone Sits Down to a Banquet of Consequences”

If the globally botched pandemic response accomplished one thing, it was to open many people’s eyes to how obsolete and ill equipped our current institutions are for handling a global crisis in this new, decentralized, multi-polar world.


While these insular elites believed they had Divine Right to “re-imagine” every aspect of our lives for some grandiose Great Reset, it’s these sclerotic, self-serving institutions they inhabit who are going to get their asses re-imagined. With a vengeance.


Here’s what you can do to reclaim your life, and take your power back from those who abused it and used their positions against you:

  1. Vote out any politician who imposed lockdowns or vaccine mandates – regardless of party affiliation. At least the ones who doubled down on them after it became clear how destructive and ineffective they were.
  2. Cancel all paid subscriptions to the mainstream media – you’re better off supporting the many independent outlets and those doing real journalism and providing high-signal content.
  3. Advocate for defunding state-run media apparatuses: NPR in the US, CBC in Canada, BBC in the UK, et al
  4. De-Google-fy your life: Start looking at alternatives to Big Tech. There are other search engines like Duck, Facebook is quickly becoming irrelevant, Twitter may be fun for awhile longer given the meltdowns over the Musk takeover.
  5. Don’t hire or do business with Covid fanatics. If you’re hiring or scouting vendors, check their socials: were they demonizing lockdown skeptics? Hashtagging “#Freedumb”? (Better start scrubbing those timelines, mofos)
  6. Buy Bitcoin. Yes, I’m shilling BTC because Bitcoin is the global opt-out – stacking sats is calling b/s on everything. 

Eva Vlaardingerbroek-tweet-01November2022-You can put that pandemic amnesty where the sun don’t shine

Eva Vlaardingerbroek-tweet-01November2022-You can put that pandemic amnesty where the sun don’t shine

There will be no pandemic amnesty. More likely, by the time this is all over, there will be pandemic tribunals.

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Mark E. Jeftovic is the CEO of easyDNS, co-founder of Bombthrower Media, author and investor. Sign up for The Bombthrower mailing list to get updates straight into your inbox and get a free copy of The Crypto Capitalist Manifesto while you’re at it. Follow me on GettrTelegram or Twitter.

JerusalemCats Comments: Take a page out of History. Hang the Basters!

Nuremberg trials hanging

Nuremberg trials hanging

These are people that want to be forgiven for a Nazi and Stalinist Holocaust of the World that listened to these Mad Men. Of stead of the industrial holocaust of the Nazi German Holocaust of the Death Camps of Europe the Mad Men just sent an untested “Vaccine” that they knew would kill. They lied and used Israelis as Lab Rats and the Israel “Ministry of Health” did their best to kill as many Religious Jews as possible as they did in the 1950 and 1960s with the X-Ray “treatments” of Sephardi Jewish Children..



No Amnesty for Lockdowners

Jeffrey A. Tucker 01November2022 Updated: 02November2022

Now that we can talk to our friends and neighbors about it, the reality is sinking in. What our public health experts and politicians did to this country was egregious. Inspired by the totalitarian lockdowns in Wuhan, China, and urged to replicate that policy by the World Health Organization in a report that Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health approved, all constitutional rights were thrown out by the government.


The churches were shut. The schools were closed, in some places for as long as two years, thus sacrificing the education of a whole generation. We faced restrictions on house parties. We couldn’t visit the elderly in homes, not even their sons and daughters who were paying the rent. There were even restrictions on travel between states: Quarantine rules made it impractical.


Health authorities specifically demanded the need to close all venues where people congregate. Nothing like this had ever happened before. Once people were allowed to crawl out from their domestic holes, they were forced to mask up (even though we had zero evidence that this would achieve anything!) and eventually get vaccine shots that everyone said would end the pandemic but obviously didn’t.


It’s been nearly three years of imposed hell. We now live with the after-effects, including terrible inflation, learning loss, drug addiction, rising crime, cultural nihilism, and wholly justified public fury, which are driving the Democrats to doom on Nov. 8 because it was the Democrats who leaned in and perpetuated all these policies long after they obviously failed.


So sure, people are upset. The right answer would be for our health authorities and politicians to apologize and beg for forgiveness. But nothing like that has happened. They just keep on pretending that all of this was fine. There has been no repeal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s claimed power to quarantine you next time, and the Biden administration’s own pandemic planning scheme is to prohibit states from opting out the next time around.


So let’s discuss Emily Oster’s piece in The Atlantic in which she claims that everyone needs to immediately comply with some kind of amnesty that she has declared. We’re supposed to forget it all and move on. And why is this? Because, she says, there was so much uncertainty. They just didn’t know about the virus. It was the fog of war, after all, and everyone did their best.


“We didn’t know,” she wrote, and then kept invoking the supposed “uncertainty” of the times, a word she deployed five times. Why, if she (or they) were so uncertain, did they so quickly decide to wreck all liberty in the United States? The so-called precautionary principle would suggest that government should undertake no such policy because of the obvious harms it would impose. They did it anyway.


Here’s the problem. This is complete rot. We knew from February 2020 of the risk stratification of the disease’s serious outcomes. It was in all the papers. We had the data. We knew from the Diamond Princess experience in February 2020 that there were no deaths of those younger than the age of 70 on the ship. That comported with every bit of information we had at the time. Based on what we knew at the time, there was absolutely no case for locking down at all and every reason to not do this.


For that matter, Oster could have merely read the news. MSNBC on Jan. 30, 2020, reported that Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, formerly Barack Obama’s health adviser, said: “Everyone in America should take a very big breath, slow down, and stop panicking and being hysterical. We are having a little too much histrionics on this.”


On March 4, 2020, Slate reported: “There are many compelling reasons to conclude that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is not nearly as deadly as is currently feared. But COVID-19 panic has set in nonetheless. … Allow me to be the bearer of good news. These frightening numbers are unlikely to hold. The true case fatality rate, known as CFR, of this virus is likely to be far lower than current reports suggest.”


On the same day, Psychology Today reported: “Yes, this virus is different and worse than other coronaviruses, but it still looks very familiar. We know more about it than we don’t know. … It’s scary to think that an invisible enemy is out there to make you sick. But your doctor is not panicking, and you don’t need to, either.”


We can even turn to Fauci himself, who wrote as follows on Feb. 28, 2020, in the New England Journal of Medicine: “The overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1 percent) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10 percent and 36 percent, respectively.”


On March 17, 2020, legendary epidemiologist John Ioannidis broke it all down: “The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco. … One of the bottom lines is that we don’t know how long social distancing measures and lockdowns can be maintained without major consequences to the economy, society, and mental health. Unpredictable evolutions may ensue, including financial crisis, unrest, civil strife, war, and a meltdown of the social fabric. At a minimum, we need unbiased prevalence and incidence data for the evolving infectious load to guide decision-making.”


Wow, talk about prophetic! All of that happened. He knew this not because he was clairvoyant, but because he has a working brain. You can’t just shut down society without egregious consequences that affect health, economics, social relations, and so much more. In other words, authorities acted with extreme measures that were in no way justified by the data and did so with measures they knew for sure would massively damage the social fabric.


For that matter, we’ve known about the damage of lockdowns since they were first pushed in 2005–06. Famed epidemiologist Donald Henderson warned that such measures would turn a manageable pandemic into a catastrophe!


So here we are, living amid catastrophe. There are no apologies. There’s only coverup. Now, you might ask the following: Why, if the mainstream media from late-January through mid-February 2020 were counseling calm and urging against lockdown frenzy, and even Fauci was saying that we didn’t need a vaccine to get out of this pandemic, was there a sudden shift? What new evidence came in that caused Fauci, along with his minions and inner circle, to surround Trump in early March 2020 and demand that he greenlight the lockdowns?


Why did this happen? I have my own theories, but they’re only that. My suspicions are that 1) Fauci and his gang believed that they were culpable for the pandemic due to the National Institutes of Health’s funding of the Wuhan lab and so pushed the lockdowns in the hope of stopping the spread or just causing a chaotic diversion of attention, and 2) getting Trump to wreck the economy would be the surest path to unseating him in the November 2020 election. On the second point, it so happened that the manufactured disease panic allowed changes in absentee voting rules that ultimately led to Trump’s defeat.


Now, you could call this a conspiracy theory. I sincerely hope it isn’t true because it would be a scandal for the ages. And perhaps I’m wrong here, and there’s some other reason for the egregious actions that wrecked millions of businesses and lives. I would like to know what it is. But as for Oster’s excuse that we just didn’t know—that we believed that the virus was worse than it was, that masks would stop the spread, and so on—that claim is utterly baseless. So, too, does her demand for “amnesty” for the lockdowners fall flat.


We knew. We knew for sure, based on existing data what the nature of the threat was, and we knew for sure, based on historical experience and common sense, the deep damage that would be caused by the lockdowns. The plea of ignorance here simply doesn’t hold up to any evidentiary standard.


Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.



Moms for Liberty says NO AMNESTY for covid tyrants who committed “crimes against children”

04November2022 by:

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Children School Pandemic-Mask-Hand Sanitizer

Children School Pandemic-Mask-Hand Sanitizer

(Natural News) In response to American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten’s endorsement of The Atlantic for demanding “amnesty” for covid criminals, Moms for Liberty co-founders Tina Descovich and Tiffany Justice are saying no way.


In a statement to the independent media, Descovich and Justice explained that Weingarten endorsed the Atlantic piece because she knows that she herself is one of the criminals who deserves to be punished for her crimes against children.


“No amnesty for the people that committed crimes against children,” Justice is quoted as saying to Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily. (Related: Remember when Weingarten decided to remove her face muzzle during a speech in violation of local mandates because supposedly nobody could hear her?)


“Of course Randi Weingarten [president of American Federation of Teachers] wants to forgive and forget everything that happened during COVID, because she was a key player,” Descovich added to the conversation.


“She kept schools closed. What unions did to children for over a year, in some places, and continuing in some places, between forced masking, quarantining for weeks and months on end, to these children – it is not easily going to be forgotten.”

Weingarten’s abuse of children “destroyed their lives,” Moms for Liberty says

For two years, America’s school children were forced to wear covid veils (face masks), stay away from their peers, and live under the heavy boot of medical tyranny – all because of tyrants like Weingarten who thought they would get away with it.


“It destroyed children’s lives,” Descovich says.


“The trajectory for children that lost two years of education, when you look at the NAEP [National Assessment of Educational Progress] scores, you know, chances are a lot of these kids are not going to be able to graduate and their future is dismal because of women like her. So of course she wants to put it behind us and forget everything that has happened, but parents are not going to be able to do that very easily.”


What Descovich is referring to, here, is something called the Nation’s Report Card, which shows that scamdemic-related school closures led to children’s reading and math scores plummeting to the lowest levels in American history.


“The truth of the matter is – you know, Tina said they won’t be able to graduate,” Justice interjected. “The truth is they probably will, because the metrics are being changed, and they’re making it easier and easier to graduate.”


“We have, you know, declining student engagement, declining attendance, declining achievement scores, and yet graduation rates have never been higher. And so that just shows you this is a system that’s very intent on protecting itself. The union is very invested in protecting the system, and they want you to focus on what I like to call the alphabet soup: The CRT / SEL / DEI, ‘If only children felt safe and valued, if only this, if only that, then they could learn.’”


In other words, children in America are no longer learning reading, writing, and arithmetic, and are instead getting a steady diet of LGBT indoctrination, “diversity, equity, and inclusion” reprogramming, and various other anti-white, anti-American propaganda.


Together with the National Education Association (NEA), the AFT has reportedly pulled in some half a billion dollars in dues, nearly all of which ends up going towards far-left political causes.


“They are promoting radical progressive ideology in this country – they are so far away from their core issue of public education,” Descovich added about these two groups.


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You want amnesty? We want reparations.

There will be no forgiveness without repentance


“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”

  • Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Do you remember those videos of people dying in the streets of China in the early days of covid?

Something smelled wrong. As a medical professional, I have seen people in rough shape. Heart attacks, strokes, overdoses, and so on.


With the exception of a massive pulmonary embolism, I have never seen anything drop a healthy-appearing, well-dressed man like the person below.

Covid-19 victim on the ground-China

Covid-19 victim on the ground-China

Furthermore, when people die, they don’t fall flat on their backs in a perfect anatomic position like they’re playing the planking game. Sudden death is ugly. You twitch. You roll. Your froth at the mouth. This was simply not believable.


Still, it was hard not to get swept up in the hysteria. It was everywhere. Mainstream doctors and journalists were repeating fake talking points, inflated infection fatality data, and bad science.


The people who were supposed to be in charge of the public response (Fauci and company) were giving us mixed messages. “Don’t buy masks!” one week and, “e all need masks!” the next. This was taking place in the face of historic shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). I remember being taught how to sanitize an N-95 mask for reuse with some bleach water and a paper bag.


Treatments for covid-19 were rudimentary. We didn’t understand the full effects on the body well enough yet so mistakes were made. Ventilators were abused early and often. In some cases, satanic physicians threw patients on the ventilator to prevent them from aerosolizing covid.


Early treatment was disorganized. Azithromycin, hydroxychloroquine, and zinc became the go-to for those who were informed. Slowly over time, we got better.


But it was always one step forward and two steps back. While heroes like Dr. Zelenko created early treatment protocols, villains like Dr. Fauci said they would kill you. Doctors McCullough and Malone railed against the way we were treating patients. They were censored on social media and had their licenses challenged for their trouble.


In the end, mainstream medicine landed on the following foolproof strategy for treating covid: Stay at home and take Tylenol while you test yourself with a cheap home oximeter and come into the hospital when your oxygen drops below 92% one time. Then you’ll be admitted where you’ll sit in a dirty hospital bed eating seed oil chicken and watching CNN all day with another covid patient seemingly dying on the other side of the curtain. When you can’t tolerate nasal oxygen anymore we might try Bipap, but those are in short supply so here comes the ventilator. Oh, and when you die, your family can’t come to see you and you also can’t have a funeral.


This is not an exaggeration. I saw this exact series of events occur over, and over, and over.

Those who disagreed with the risk posed by covid, the idiocy of the proposed treatments, or the ridiculous social precautions were called science deniers. They were accused of trying to kill grandma.


In October, one covid hysteric had the audacity to request a pandemic amnesty. Emily Oster, the author, correctly points out that they were so wrong on so many different things. Turns out, actions do have consequences.


When they shut down “nonessential” businesses the ramifications were felt worldwide. Anyone with a rudimentary understanding of economics knew this was the case. The French economist Frédéric Bastiat wrote about this phenomenon over 150 years ago in “What is Seen and What is Not Seen.”


The government mandated that certain people stayed home. They were not allowed to spend money on certain products. Businesses either closed entirely or had their revenue slashed due to a massive drop in demand (or supply in some cases). That is what is seen.


What is not seen, are the second and third-order effects of these decisions. You don’t see the young man who was saving for a can and can no longer buy it. You don’t see the used car dealer who was going to sell him that car and use the commission to buy his fiance an engagement ring. You don’t see the jeweler who was going to use that money to grow his 401K.


This basic principle was completely ignored and swept aside in favor of “free” money printed by the Federal Reserve.

Mask mandates and social distancing were next. Once lockdowns were lifted, mask mandates and social distancing fell into place.


There are countless videos of Karens and Kens screeching at passersby who casually strolled too close to their 6-foot safety bubble while walking down the street in the bright sunshine and breeze.


The 6-foot social distance stickers every store had to install still remain in place, to this day in many places. A relic of a bygone era. Restaurantors were forced to buy and install flimsy pieces of plastic between customers as if the aerosolized virus doesn’t equilibrate in the room as we all learned in Physics 101.


Those who chose not to comply were given fine after fine. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. They had their livelihood taken away because they refused to comply with the asinine dictates of the tyrants in the local and federal governments.


If you were unfortunate enough to have a family member or loved one die during covid, you know the cruelty these people were willing to force on you. Funerals were banned to maintain social distancing. Family members weren’t allowed in the hospital as their loved ones took their final breath before being ventilated for the rest of their lives.


Grandmothers were locked up in nursing homes and told not to leave their rooms. For months these people were not allowed to see their children, grandchildren, spouses, and friends. Their entire lives were disrupted. They didn’t ask for that.

You will never get that lost time back.


Despite no good science supporting their use, masks became the great hope. If you simply wore this poorly fitted piece of fabric made in China that you shoved in your pocket, we could beat this virus.


Never mind the fact that medical professionals are taught how to properly don and doff PPE so as not to contaminate themselves or those around them. Surely, your pocket is plenty clean enough.


Do you think it’s possible that untrained people could get some covid particles on their mask, put that mask in their pocket and contaminate the entire mask, and then put it back on their face later, thereby infecting themselves with covid?


I’m not even going to get into double masking. That was nothing more than a final gasp to stay relevant from a sad, sorry man losing his grip on power. I won’t hold my breath on Fauci being punished for his myriad lies to the American public.


In September 2021, President Biden began the federal vaccine mandates. This elevated covid tyranny to a whole new level. It gave businesses and individuals the ability to legally discriminate against others on the basis of unproven medical therapies.


History is not on the side of those who pushed the vaccine mandates. Turns out, Big Pharma isn’t as truthful as we wished. Their vaccines aren’t as effective as they claim. Turns out, they aren’t even safe.


Despite the mountains of evidence against the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines, these were used as the basis for countless layoffs. People had their lives ruined because they didn’t want an experimental therapy to prevent a cold.


Broadly, you can break the country into two groups: covid hysterics and covid skeptics. Certainly, there are crazies on both sides. We can safely ignore those people.


Covid hysterics bought into mask mandates, vaccines, and lockdowns. They were willing to go along with, or actively enforced, these dictates.


Covid skeptics may have bought into some part of these but didn’t buy the entire narrative they were being fed. Ironically, if you agreed with the covid hysterics on 2/3 of their policy decisions, that remaining 1/3 made you a heretic.


After 3 years of covid, we are not in a good place. It is becoming more and more clear that the covid skeptics were more correct more often, especially on the important things.

That leaves us with the question: what do we do now?

One side (average citizens) was systematically oppressed by a more powerful group of people with a monopoly on the use of force (government). I would go as far as to call it abuse.


One critical part of our justice system is punishment or justice. Another critical part is reform. The last part is reparations. In order for there to be any covid amnesty, these three factors must be met. Here is my proposal:

  1. Punishment for those who committed covid tyranny
    1. Lockdown government officials stripped of office
    2. Lockdown governors, government officials, and “public servants” are held liable for their decisions through civil lawsuits
    3. Big Pharma is held liable for their products via civil and criminal lawsuits- this would require revoking their EUA
  2. Reform to our current system
    1. Revoke the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 which grants vaccine manufacturers broad protections and distorts the healthcare economy
    2. Punish lawmakers who create and support unconstitutional legislation
      1. If you create a law violating the 1st amendment you are open to civil lawsuits, for example
    3. Break up the American Medical Association and other credentialing agencies
      1. This would expand the marketplace of ideas within the medical community and greatly increase the supply of physicians, as well as the quality of care
  3. Reparations for those harmed
    1. Restore all lost jobs with 50% back pay, plus 10% contribution to Roth IRA
      1. This would make up for lost opportunity cost, as well as any financial hardship encountered by the federal mandates
    2. Refund all fees and fines levied by covid hysterics and government tyrants, plus 50% of the total amount for damages

We can never go back in time and change the past. If you banned your own children from attending Thanksgiving because they didn’t get a vaccine, you will have to live with it.


We can fix it going forward. This list is a good place to start. If you want Amnesty, start with repentance.

A nation cannot function when it’s this fractured. Battle lines have been drawn. We have seen what people are willing to say or do to their fellow citizens in order to have a little piece of mind.

If I find myself in a foxhole, I pray the person in there with me doesn’t have a mask on.

JerusalemCats Comments:

Perhaps the mainstream media is suddenly realizing that they may have to face some payback for their covid zealotry?  “We didn’t know! We were just following orders!”  It all sounds rather familiar.

Doctors, have you recommended that people take the Covid-19 Vaccine? You need to DO THE RIGHT THING!

This is what “We were just following orders!” will get you:

Option 1: Nuremberg trial and execution

Nuremberg trials

Nuremberg trials

Nuremberg trials hanging

Nuremberg trials hanging

Option 2: Hunt them Down and Kill them.

In a Saigon street, on February 1, 1968, during the North Vietman's Tet Offensive, South Vietnam’s police chief raised a gun to the head of a handcuffed Vietcong prisoner and abruptly pulled the trigger.

In a Saigon street, on February 1, 1968, during the North Vietman’s Tet Offensive, South Vietnam’s police chief raised a gun to the head of a handcuffed Vietcong prisoner and abruptly pulled the trigger.

Option 3: Hunt them Down and Eat them.

Cat eating meat

Cat eating meat

Cat eating meat

Cat eating meat

Canaan Dog

The Canaan Dog is Israel's national dog

The Canaan Dog is Israel’s national dog


The Canaan Dog is Israel’s national dog and although not everyone is familiar with the breed it is hardly surprising because they are among the rarest dogs on the planet. They are medium in size and boast having a distinctive wedge-shaped head. These lovely dogs only recently arrived here in the UK where they were an immediate hit, but with this said anyone hoping to share their home with a Canaan Dog might have trouble finding a puppy because fewer than 3000 dogs are known to exist in the entire world.


The Canaan Dog boasts being one of the most ancient breeds to have been developed in the Middle East where they were bred to guard and herd flocks of sheep. Over time and as the Israelites left their lands, they took their dogs with them, but only the fittest and strongest of these dogs survived the often harsh conditions they worked in. The dogs earned themselves a good reputation and were soon used by many Bedouin tribes of the desert to guard their herds and camps, a job the Canaan Dog did supremely well.

In the thirties guard dogs were needed to protect the many isolated settlements that were set up in Israel and the Canaan Dog was the perfect candidate for the job. At the time, these dogs were semi-feral which meant they could tolerate the harsh conditions of the region and today, many of them can still be seen guarding Bedouin flocks in the desert.

The breed has only just very recently been exhibited at shows here in the UK and as such, the Canaan Dog remains very much an unknown. They are still considered to be one of the rarest breeds on the planet although more interest in these dogs will ensure that with careful and selective breeding, the Canaan Dog may well become a popular choice as companion and family pet both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world.

Prof. Magnus Soderland having lunch break with a colleague-LG

Prof. Magnus Soderland having lunch break with a colleague-LG



If You Want Forgiveness, Emily, Here’s Your Program

By 03November2022

Being lectured to, condemned, ridiculed and hated by elitist bullies is bad enough on a single day or for one issue.


This behavior went on for over two and a half years, for nearly a thousand days, in a thousand ways.  The economic, social, interpersonal, and educational costs associated with the idiotic mandates and unscientific policies will last a lifetime for many, and certainly shortened the lifetimes of many more.


The suggestion printed by the WEF-loving, pro-war lefties at The Atlantic is that they and their global team of unscientific lemming-like nanny-state bullies – just possibly – were a bit misinformed (not their fault) in 2020/21 regarding masking, untested genetic injections, and actual death rates, etc (not their fault).  This bully squad accepted without question the lies their government told them (not their fault).  They not only eagerly, but radically and angrily defended and promoted those lies (partly their fault).


They hope we understand that it wasn’t entirely their fault, and that they are still smart and educated.  They really just wanted to live and survive a flu-like disease with a death rate comparable to any other bad flu – and their nagging and incoherent jammering and name-calling was just so we also wouldn’t die – unless we refused the experimental free required shot and continued to live our lives and try and keep our businesses open, then if we died it was kind of funny to them.


Their excuse was fear, but in reality it was not fear at all, and nor was it hate although it looked like it. It was contempt from Day One.  Leftover contempt from the Trump era, pumped up and recirculated via a government over-response to a disease that now we understand to have been created via gain of function in a government lab by American scientists, including several who had close personal and professional relationships with Fauci. It was individual contempt, political contempt, and institutional contempt for the masses as demonstrated by the Gates Foundation and its compadres, the Democratic Party, and numerous government aligned institutions and industries.


Emily Oster wants us to forgive each other, but it isn’t hate they dished out to us.  If it had been, that hate might be forgiven.  If they hated us because they didn’t know any better – and now they don’t hate us anymore because they know better – well, that can be forgiven.


However, contempt is not something that can be “forgiven” by the formerly contemptible. Their contempt for us has nothing to do with us, and it isn’t our problem.  Their contempt for us should be eliminated – not by our “forgiveness” which is irrelevant – but by their own internal change, their own decisions, individually, that we are at least their equals, and quite possibly, in the case of the COVID policy fiasco, examples they could and should have followed, rather than condemned.


There are some steps that, if taken, would make me believe that they are serious. Oster has tossed out a veiled and somewhat worried request for a kind of “forgiveness” and tellingly she also used the word “amnesty.” She knows what we all know:  crimes were committed, and citizen trust in governing institutions and their university/media/industry cohorts has been broken and will not be easily restored.


Clearly, most people harmed by the myriad of bad policies and bad attitudes by the virulent anti-critical thinking crowd are no where near ready to forgive.  There could be a time for that after court cases are adjudicated, government bureaucrats fired, politicians kicked out of office, and the books and the science comes out from behind the shadows.  When the ghoulish merger of government and big Pharma and the medical institutions is destroyed, and we gain back the freedom we should have always had with regards to our health care decisions and actions, then there could be time for forgiveness.


I’d like to see a 12 step movement embraced and acted upon by people like Emily.  Addicts, like the The bullying anti-science left wing are addicts – they gave over personal responsibility to think and act soberly and fairly, to the thing they are addicted to – government centralized power and their own comfortable sense of superiority over people who disagree with them politically. To this end, I recommend that Emily Oster and all of her peers and allies:

  1. Admit they were powerless over their knee-jerk acceptance of government messaging, that their lives had become unmanageable, and yet they remained arrogant.
  2. Come to believe a Power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity – and that power is not the federal government or its associated bureaucracies and lackey institutions.
  3. Made a decision to turn their will and their lives over to the care of God as they understand God.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of themselves, and their actions, beliefs and behaviors over the past 3 years.
  5. Admitted to God, to themselves and to another human being the exact nature of their wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove their shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons they have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when they were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve their conscious contact with God as they understood God, praying only for the knowledge of God’s will for them and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, they tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all their affairs.


I’d be happy if they simply looked into half of these 12 –  choose any six steps and go for it.  But I imagine that none of these steps is what Emily and her ilk had in mind.


Maybe when their icons are sitting in jail, having lied publicly one too many times, and having participated in mass murder, they will recognize their addiction, and seek to make a personal change.  With Covid, this group of almost a hundred million Americans demonstrated a thousand days of collapses in critical thinking, a thousand days of lockstep unwillingness to question authority, and a thousand days of animalistic rage and aggression toward those who displayed a healthy distrust of large, nontransparent and unaccountable organizations and institutions.


So far, none of this is being addressed.  No doubt we will suffer these kinds of freedom-destroying government-driven movements again, be the crisis a man-made disaster, a false flag, or an act of God.  Next time, however, the other hundred million of contemptibles among us might not take it lying down.

Karen Kwiatkowski, Ph.D. [send her mail], a retired USAF lieutenant colonel, farmer and aspiring anarcho-capitalist. She ran for Congress in Virginia’s 6th district in 2012.

Copyright © Karen Kwiatkowski

JerusalemCats Comments: Sorry Evil is NOT a 12 Step Program! Even Adult Children of Alcoholics don’t do that kind of Evil. They may kill themselves 50% of the time but they won’t do that kind of Evil, Especially to children.



Democrats BEG for covid forgiveness after DESTROYING the lives of millions

02November2022 by:

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(Natural News) In anticipation of the coming Nuremberg 2.0 criminal trials that will seek the indictment of covid co-conspirators who mass murdered millions of people across the globe, Democrats are now begging for “amnesty,” hoping we will all forgive and forget what they did to the victims. The raw tyranny and authoritarian spite demonstrated by Democrats in their mad push for mandatory vaccines, cruel lockdowns of children and the economic destruction of small businesses is simply supposed to be waved away and forgotten, according to Emily Oster, writing for The Atlantic, a left-wing globalist propaganda mouthpiece.


Oster — who pushed for vaccines, social distancing and masks — claims that the people pushing all the covid tyranny simply didn’t know what they were doing.


In other words, they were all just following orders and should therefore be forgiven. This is the same excuse offered by Nazis in East Berlin, who begged for mercy after slaughtering innocent civilians who were merely trying to escape tyranny.


According to rigorous estimates published by Steve Kirsh, Ed Dowd and others, covid vaccines have already likely killed more than one million people in America alone. Globally, at least 20 million people have been killed by these vaccines, with billions facing disability due to vaccine injuries.

An epic backlash against the tyrants

The backlash against Oster’s article has been truly epic. Across the ‘net, pundits and truthers unleashed a backlash of fury against Oster and The Atlantic for daring to suggest that all their crimes against humanity should simply be forgotten and forgiven without even an apology from those who mercilessly pushed covid tyranny (and destroyed millions of lives in the process). John Nolte from probably said it best in a recent article, stating:


There will be no forgiveness before there’s a reckoning for the mercenary liars who abused our elderly and children.

There will be no moving on before there’s justice for those who were bankrupted, fined, jailed, mourned alone, forced into lonely despair, and stripped of youth’s magic and irreplaceable moments.


Most of all, there will be no reprieve because you are not sorry; because given the opportunity, you will do it all over again; because you are vicious, heartless, mercenary, politically-driven bullies only asking for amnesty so you can catch us off guard the next time.


Nolte is correct. The left-wing covid tyrants — sometimes called covidians — have no remorse. They offer no apology. They are begging for mercy simply because they got caught abusing others, and they hope to never face the consequences for their own actions.

If you want forgiveness, here’s what needs to happen

We call for a legal and lawful process of investigating and indicting all those who pushed covid crimes upon the world, followed by prosecutions and due process court hearings. Nuremberg 2.0 needs to get under way so that the truth is told and those responsible are exposed for their crimes.


In addition, we suggest all the following actions:


1) A nationwide apology by all the media outlets who pushed covid lies, vaccine propaganda, mask nonsense and social distancing disinformation. Front page. Large font. Full admission of guilt.

2) The reinstatement of all the people fired for refusing masks, vaccines, etc., with full back pay.

3) The construction of a “COVID Wall of SHAME” monument specifically naming the criminals who are found guilty in taking part in this global covid conspiracy that targeted humanity. At the same time, we must also erect a “COVID Wall of HEROES” to publicly acknowledge those who told the truth, who stood up to tyranny and who saved lives by resisting the covid insanity. (Let’s start with Z for Zelenko…)

4) We need some guarantee that left-wing tyrants won’t try this again, because they are constantly seeking new ways to control people, destroy lives and achieve global depopulation. How can we be assured they aren’t already cooking up another nefarious toxin or pathogen to unleash upon the world?

I cover all this and more in today’s podcast via

– Democrats are begging for covid AMNESTY because they got caught
– But they have NO remorse, and they aren’t sorry. They are EVIL.
– Dems need to offer nationwide APOLOGY for covid tyranny, censorship and lies
– Those who were FIRED need to be reinstated with back pay
– All assets of vax pharma executives should be SEIZED
– Funds should be used to pay families of VACCINE VICTIMS
– We donate nearly $14K to California attorneys suing hospitals for covid murder
– Why God rewards those who pay it forward and don’t hoard money for themselves
– Eurozone inflation soars beyond 10% as Europe faces winter of collapse
– Nearly 40% of small businesses in USA can’t pay rent
– The US economy has been WRECKED by Biden and the Dems
– Important thoughts about FORGIVENESS – but only after apologies are given
– Which items still work after an EMP attack






Hear the full episode here:

Situation Update, Nov 2, 2022 – Democrats BEG for covid forgiveness after DESTROYING the lives of millions


Grunt Proof

Grunt Proof

Grunt Proof 09February2023

Hard facts for stubborn people:

  • 1. The NFL is woke AF, and invests heavily on keeping us fat and dumb on the couch forever
  • 2. NBA is literally owned by China
  • 3. FOX “news” is also controlled opposition and State Media. Everything on tv is
  • 4. If you complied at all with mandates, despite how tough you talk, you would have helped the Nazis.
  • 5. Genocides don’t just happen overnight. It takes years or decades of propaganda, spoiled, lazy, and compliant generations, for the right people to take over and start killing. And by then, it’s too late for anyone to stop it.
  • 6. Despite how crazy the rest of the world believes we are, there’s a reason there’s no black and white footage of Americans being put into Gulags or gas chambers.


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We the People-Today



The Age Of Amnesia

by Tyler Durden, Dec 16December2022

Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The Epoch Times,

The main defense of Anthony Fauci in his legal deposition this month was pretty simple: he forgot. He said that he couldn’t recall nearly 200 times and versions of that many more. He said that he was so busy running his huge agency plus shepherding vaccines that he couldn’t possibly remember this or that email implicating him in a censorship scheme. He gets thousands of emails a day and there is no reason to think any in particular would grab his attention.


It’s all a bit implausible because we saw him on TV several times a day for the better part of three years. He was the hard-working actor out there. I do TV and interviews several times per week but I try my best to throttle them back and turn many down simply because they truly drain away energy and focus from other work. In short, they are all-consuming. The notion that he neglected issues of message in favor of serious science is an incredibly obvious strain on credulity.


So what was the point of this line of answer? Yes, he wants to save his skin. No question about that. But it occurs to me that there is another point too. He wants to model for the nation and the world how to think about the whole of the last three years. His view is that everyone should forget about it.


You have surely noticed this happening ever since the opening following lockdowns and the rest. We are all just supposed to forget. We are supposed to move on. I’ve heard already a thousand times that we never had a lockdown. There seems to be little in the way of official memory of two years of school closures or the shutting of churches on holidays.


We are being told to forget about the medical mandates that displaced millions from their jobs. We had relatives die and we couldn’t attend their funerals but we are supposed to forget about all that. I see claims daily that the censorship never really took place or wasn’t that bad really, so we should shut up already.


What about all the politicians who violated stay-at-home orders, went on vacations or got hairstyles, or were photographed partying without a mask even as they imposed them on everyone else? Hey, mistakes were surely made but let’s not make too big a deal of it.


Indeed, it was amazing to me how the most egregious and global attacks on human liberty in the name of public health were very quickly memory-holed by the major media, which we now know was the answer to public health agencies themselves the entire time. We all stood by in shock and wondered if we were the crazy ones.


That, after all, is the whole point of Orwell’s Memory Hole, the invention of an alternative history of the recent past that contradicts our own memories and invites us to believe that we are crazy or obsessed or otherwise thinking about things that truly do not matter. This is why the Memory Hole was so important in Orwell’s book. It becomes a means by which the population is controlled in its thinking and therefore in its psychological capacity to resist the next round of impositions.


This is why cultivating a solid memory is so crucial to the preservation of the good and civilized life. The barbarians all around us are constantly inviting us to forget so that we do not learn lessons and do not apply the lessons we learn. Instead we become blank slates for the ruling class to write on daily and then we are more likely to believe them. Better to never learn lessons at all. If we must learn something, it should be along the lines that we need more control and more acquiescence in the future.


Movements that truly seek to prevent horrors of the past must also seek to preserve memory. This is why there are Holocaust Museums, for example, to help us understand experiences that were not ours but from which we can still learn. Indeed, this is the whole point of learning in general, to extract wisdom from people and events that have come before in order that we can be better prepared to build a future.


People who invite us to forget are more than likely up to no good. It’s not just that they want to replace a real narrative with a false one. They want history to start over at any given moment so that we are more easy to manipulate in the future.


Perhaps this is why basic memory skills have been so de-emphasized in early childhood education for so long. It’s a true tragedy because young people do have a remarkable capacity for memorization. They might lack the ability to think abstractly or process difficult strings of logic but they do have the mental power to hear and repeat, which is why a classical education puts so much emphasis on this and probably why modern education regards memorization as a waste of time.


The urge to forget plays out in strange ways in our time. When accounts are banned on YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook, so too are the archives of those accounts blown away so that we can longer access information about the recent past. That is intentional, otherwise the banning would be a mere blocking of new content. No, the whole point is to wipe out what we know or think we know.


This is one of the tragedies of the Trump ban on Twitter, for example. We lost a narrative record over years of important data points, making even writing the history of our times more difficult. So when the account came back, so too did our memories and then we could scroll through and verify a version of events that is closer to reality rather than the fake history we were being told to accept from on high.


We’ve been through almost three years in which powerful elites have done their best to wipe out history. I recall the chills I got down my spine when major media organs began putting trigger warnings on links older than a few months. The clear message was: this is no longer valid or reliable because things have surely changed. This is also why Fauci kept saying that the science has changed. It was a call for us to forget all the statements that contradict his latest statements.


In this way, we have entered into an age of amnesia with a ruling class that wants everyone to forget the wisdom of the past and even the events of recent history, to forgive but mostly to forget and move on like good little pawns in their game. Just do what we are told and forget everything else.


We can all resist this little game. We can access and, more importantly, we can consult the wisdom of the ages through books and poetry and religious teachings. If civilization is to survive the onslaught, it will be because we choose to remember and act on those memories in defiance of every demand that we forget.



Medical Experiments. Kidnappings and More

Israeli Labor Medical Experiments on Sephardi Children

The Ringworm Children: Medical High Dose X-ray Experimentation on Sephardi Children by the Israeli Labor government

Posted 9September2011 vidsupquick “The Ringworm Children testing of large radiation doses on humans.”: A Jewish Genocide
Directed by David Belhassen and Asher Hemias. The documentary won the award for “Best Documentary” at the Haifa International Film Festival and was featured as a documentary at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2007.


In the early 1950’s, approximately 100,000 immigrant children, primarily from North Africa, received X-ray radiation treatment for ringworm upon their arrival in Israel. At the time, the medical establishment thought ringworm a grave danger to public health. It was later discovered that these treatments caused high rates of infertility, cancer and death. This tragic affair was hidden from the public eye for decades… until now. Through exhaustive research and testimonies of survivors, this emotional documentary illustrates how stereotyping immigrants can have horrific consequences.

Israel allowed one senior health official, Dr. Chaim Sheba, to conduct a massive program of unnecessary medical treatments which actually killed many of the victims. 100,000 Jewish (and Palestinian) Arab children were irradiated with high doses of X-rays. 6,000 of the victims died within the first year or so after treatment. To this day, many of the remaining victims suffer cancers, epilepsy, infertility and other brain disorders.


Ringworm and Radiation

By Barry Chamish 19August2004 Web Archive:

On August 14, at 9 PM, Israel’s Channel Ten television screened a documentary film which exposes the ugliest secret of Israel’s Labor party founders: the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of nearly all Sephardi youths of a generation.


“The Ringworm Children” (translated in Hebrew as “100,000 Rays”), directed by David Belhassen and Asher Hemias, recently won the prize for “best documentary” at the Haifa International film festival, and in the past year has made the rounds of Jewish and Israeli film festivals around the world. But it had yet to come to Israeli television screens. The subject is the mass irradiation of hundreds of thousands of young Israeli immigrants from Middle Eastern countries — Sephardim, as they are called today. The story goes like this:


In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba, flew to America and returned with seven x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.


They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300 million Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60 million liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today.


To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on “school trips” and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, while many of the rest developed cancers that killed thousands over time and are still killing them now. While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic headaches and psychosis.


That is the subject of the documentary in cold terms. It is another matter to see the victims on the screen.


To watch the Moroccan lady describe what getting 35,000 times the dose of allowable x-rays in her head feels like. “I screamed make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. Make the headache go away. But it never went away.”


To watch the bearded man walk hunched down the street. “I’m in my fifties and everyone thinks I’m in my seventies. I have to stoop when I walk so I won’t fall over. They took my youth away with those x-rays.”


To watch the old lady who administered the doses to thousands of children: “They brought them in lines. First their heads were shaved and smeared in burning gel. Then a ball was put between their legs and the children were ordered not to drop it, so they wouldn’t move. The children weren’t protected over the rest of their bodies. There were no lead vests for them. I was told I was doing good by helping to remove ringworm. If I knew what dangers the children were facing, I would never have cooperated. Never!”


Because the whole body was exposed to the rays, the genetic makeup of the children was often altered, affecting the next generation. We watch the woman with the distorted face explain, “All three of my children have the same cancers my family suffered. Are you going to tell me that’s a coincidence?”


The majority of the victims were Moroccan because they were the most numerous of the Sephardi immigrants. The generation that was poisoned became the country’s perpetual poor and criminal class. It didn’t make sense. The Moroccans who fled to France became prosperous and highly educated. The common explanation was that France got the rich, thus smart ones. The real explanation is that every French Moroccan child didn’t have his brain cells fried with gamma rays.


The film made it perfectly plain that this operation was no accident. The dangers of x-rays had been known for over forty years. We read the official guidelines for x-ray treatment in 1952. The maximum dose to be given a child in Israel was .5 rad. There was no mistake made. The children were deliberately poisoned.


David Deri makes the point that only Sephardi children received the x-rays: “I was in class and the men came to take us on a tour. They asked our names. The Ashkenazi children were told to return to their seats. The dark children were put on the bus.”


The film presents a historian who first gives a potted history of the eugenics movement. In a later sound bite, he declares that the ringworm operation was a eugenics program aimed at weeding out the perceived weak strains of society. The Moroccan lady is back on the screen. “It was a Holocaust, a Sephardi Holocaust. And what I want to know is why no one stood up to stop it.”


David Deri, on film and then as a panel member, relates the frustration he encountered when trying to find his childhood medical records. “All I wanted to know was what they did to me. I wanted to know who authorized it. I wanted to trace the chain of command. But the Health Ministry told me my records were missing.” Boaz Lev, the Health Ministry’s spokesman chimes in: “Almost all the records were burned in a fire.”


We are told that a US law in the late ’40s put a stop to the human radiation experiments conducted on prisoners, the mentally feeble and the like. The American atomic program needed a new source of human lab rats and the Israeli government supplied it. Here was the government cabinet at the time of the ringworm atrocities:


Prime Minister – David Ben Gurion; Finance Minister – Eliezer Kaplan; Settlement Minister – Levi Eshkol; Foreign Minister – Moshe Sharrett; Health Minister – Yosef Burg;
Labor Minister – Golda Meir; Police Minister – Amos Ben Gurion.


The highest ranking non-cabinet post belonged to the Director General of the Defence Ministry, Shimon Peres.


That a program involving the equivalent of billions of dollars of American government funds should be unknown to the Prime Minister of cash-strapped Israel is ridiculous. Ben Gurion had to have been in on the horrors and undoubtedly chose his son to be Police Minister in case anyone interfered with them.


Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan was rewarded for eternity with a hospital named after him near Rehovot. But he’s not alone in this honor. Chaim Sheba, who ran Ringworm Incorporated, had a whole medical complex named after him. Needless to say, if there is an ounce of decency in the local medical profession, those hospital names will have to change.


After the film ended, there was a panel discussion which included a Moroccan singer, David Edri, head of the Compensation Committee for Ringworm X-Ray Victims, and Boaz Lev, a spokesman for the Ministry Of Health.


TV host Dan Margalit tried to put a better face on what he’d witnessed. He explained meekly that “the state was poor. It was a matter of day to day survival.” Then he stopped. He knew there was no excusing the atrocities which the Sephardi children endured.


But it was the Moroccan singer who summed up the experience best. “It’s going to hurt, but the truth has to be told. If not, the wounds will never heal.”


There is one person alive who knows the truth: Shimon Peres. The only way to get to the truth and start the healing is to investigate him for his role in the mass poisoning of over 100,000 Sephardi children and youth.


But here is why that won’t happen. The film was aired at the same time as the highest-rated TV show of the year, the finale of Israel’s talent-hunt show: “A Star Is Born.” The next day, the newly-born star’s photo took up half the front pages. There was not a word about “The Ringworm Children” in any paper, nor on the Internet. Until now.


Views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect those of israelinsider.


The Kidnapping of Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan Children by the Israeli Labor government

edut-amram-org-the-kidnappings-logo The kidnapping of Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan Children

The Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan Children Affair

In the early years of the State of Israel, and especially in the fifties, thousands of babies and toddlers disappeared from their families – families of immigrants who came to Israel and were housed in transit and absorption camps. About two-thirds of the children were from families of Yemenite immigrants. According to low estimates, in those years every eighth child of a Yemenite family disappeared. The remaining third of the children were from other Mizrachi families – Tunisian, Moroccan, Libyan, Iraqi and others – and a small number were children of families who immigrated from the Balkans. Thousands of testimonies by parents indicate a similar method: parents were asked to give their children to nurseries or hospitals under the pretext that there “they will be given more appropriate care.” Sometimes children were violently taken by social workers or nurses, placed in ambulances and forcibly transferred to these institutions. The parents were not allowed to stay with their children and were told to go home and to return only to breastfeed their babies. A few days later the parents were told that their child had died. The parents never saw their child’s body and were not allowed to take their child to be buried. In many cases, parents did not receive a death certificate or received it much later, retroactively. A few dozen children were returned to their parents after the latter’s fierce protests, but the fate of most of the children is unknown. Many appeals to law enforcement agencies, government offices and various officials were unsuccessful. The children were not located and proof of their deaths was not found. On the contrary: some of them were found years later in the bosom of other families.


The affair came to light again a few years later, when most of the families received draft orders from the IDF for the children pronounced as “dead.” Over the years, and only after strong public criticism, official inquiries were conducted by the state. The first was an inter-ministerial joint committee of the Departments of Justice and Police, which operated between 1967 and 1968 (the Bahlul- Minkowski Committee). The Shalgi Committee, which was defined as a committee of inquiry and operated between 1984 and 1988, was the second committee. Only in the late nineties, after the protest of the late Rabbi Uzi Meshulam was the official investigative committee established, and it published its findings in 2001. Later a gag order was placed on all the committee’s materials, until 2066. All the committees concluded that most of the babies had died, and that the fate of about a dozen babies is unknown. The fact that the important materials of the investigation remained inaccessible and confidential for another seventy years creates serious resentment.


The manner in which the investigation committee dismissed the children’s disappearance is deeply disturbing. The Committee found it necessary to note that in those years official records were improperly taken and were in evident disarray, in order to dismiss the records in which it was documented that the babies had not died. At the same time, it relied upon lists of infants’ deaths that were composed retroactively, and accepted such records as a credible and reliable source of information. The committee did not see fit to investigate why two important archives related to the affair were destroyed around the time this committee operated, and it was satisfied with the explanation that the archives were destroyed “by mistake.” Moreover, the Committee focused on examining the claim of “establishment kidnappings,” but did not consider that it is highly possible that the disappearance of the children was a phenomenon which took place in parallel channels, under the auspices of an indifferent establishment which looked the other way, rather than being a result of a direct instruction or an expressed intention of the establishment (for further reading see Prof. Boaz Sangero’s article – Hebrew).


The adoptees and the missing adoption flies

Over the years we learn of more and more stories of children who went missing, and at the same time – of adults who have discovered they are adopted, and are trying to locate their biological parents. The adoptees all speak of a similar experience – on the one hand the desire to find out who their real parents are, and on the other hand – the great difficulty of confronting their adoptive parents, who perceive this move as ingratitude and distrust. Even those who manage to overcome these difficulties, tell us that in fact it is impossible for them to locate the biological family – adoption files do not exist, or exist but contain only partial records, and this does not enable them to locate the biological family. Families seeking to locate their children who disappeared encounter similar problems: non-existent documents, incomplete records, forged signatures and procedures which block access to information (especially in the Ministry of the Interior). Even in cases where parents were able to locate their child, they cannot force the disclosure on the child, for both legal and emotional reasons.


The tragedy of the families and the adopted children is manifold – the many parents whose child was taken away and have passed away in recent years without ever learning of his/her fate; children who were separated from their parents and families, many forced into institutions and orphanages, believing that they were abandoned by their parents; siblings and entire communities that grew up in the shadow of this tragedy. The families continue to bear the pain of this affair even now – when the denial and concealment prevent them from finding out what happened to their loved ones, or from the chance of finding some comfort in discovering what occurred, and perhaps reuniting with their disappeared children and siblings. (For further reading about the adoptees see Shlomi Hatuka’s investigative report).

Similar affairs from around the world

Similar affairs in the Western world, of removing babies and children from their parents, and handing them over to “more worthy” families or to institutions, have come to light in recent years. In Canada, Australia, and Switzerland children were taken out of families perceived as “backward,” and given to adoption or sent to an institution, as part of a policy of “assimilation” designed to re-educate those groups and eliminate their spiritual and cultural existence. In Ireland, young women who gave birth out of wedlock were forced to give their children up for adoption, imposed by Catholic institutions with the state’s approval. About 1,500 children and infants were taken from their families in the colony of Reunion and sent to France. They were falsely promised education and welfare there, but in practice they served as cheap labor, suffered psychological , physical, and sexual abuse, and were entirely cut off from their families. In Argentine, hundreds of babies of dissident parents were kidnapped during the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. In Spain thousands of babies were kidnapped close to their birth and sold for adoption after the parents were told that their child had died. The kidnapping was committed for financial gain, and it involved nurses, doctors, private hospitals and nuns. In many cases, exposing the affairs resulted in media exposure and heavy public pressure that eventually led to procedures of inquiry, recognition and the acceptance of responsibility by the state.


In the affairs referred to here, several factors that enabled the deeds exist simultaneously – racism, and a patronizing attitude that assumes there are parents and families who especially deserve to raise children, and on the other hand – there are families who do not deserve to raise their children, “inferior” people from whom it is acceptable and even desirable to take away the children. Families from the “wrong” groups – poor families, families of low social status, single mothers or families with a different culture or a different political outlook – all these are seen as groups that cannot and do not deserve to raise their children. These affairs, like the disappearance of the children of Yemen, the East and the Balkans, can be termed “crimes of racism and patronising”.

Demands and Goals

  • Official recognition of the affair of the children’s disappearance – infants and toddlers were taken from their parents by fraud and coercion. The children were given to adoption, sometimes sold for money, sometimes transferred to orphanages, all without their parents’ knowledge or approval.
  • Official recognition of the of the racist background of the affair – these actions became possible in the context of a racist and discriminatory perception of the immigrant families, most of them immigrants from the East, as families that are incapable and do not deserve to raise their children.
  • A public investigation of the medical and scientific aspects of the affair. The state must come clean regarding the nature of the medical treatments used on the immigrants, including experimental treatments for scientific research which were used on the immigrants without their consent.
  • Adding the affair of the children of Yemen, the East and the Balkans to secondary school curricula.
  • Complete public transparency regarding the affair, and the release of all the relevant materials and documents which are in government and private archives, in order to enable the children to be located and all the levels of the truth about the affair to be exposed.
  • Setting up a professional body for locating each of the children, including funding DNA tests for the families and the adoptees, and examining adoption and late registration files.
  • Clearing the name of Rabbi Uzi Meshulam.
  • Compensation for the victims of the affair

We have a number of purposes for re-igniting the public debate on the affair:

Providing a space for the families and their stories, for the enormous pain and suffering that was their lot, which continues to be denied by Israeli society. Even today the families are treated as suffering from “hallucinations,” and sometimes parents are even accused of abandoning their children. The families, who lost hope that the affair will be handled appropriately by the establishment, continued carrying the open wound without being able to speak legitimately about the tragedy that struck them. Therefore, the primary goal of our consciousness-raising evenings is “community healing” – not to wait for recognition by the establishment but to work within the community and for the community to alleviate even a little of the suffering of the families.


Carrying out the wishes of the deceased parents- many parents whose children disappeared continued to search for them, and they left us a will: “We want our children to know we did not abandon them.” Knowing this is important not only for the families but also for adopted children who grew up with a serious feeling of abandonment.


Applying public pressure to open the archives that are closed to the public. We demand to open the relevant files to any family and anyone who requests them, in order to understand what happened to their missing children, as well as full access to the testimonies given to the investigation committee by the different agents involved in the affair.


Israeli society must recognize the case as a serious crime of patronizing. The removal of children from their families by force and deceit is defined by the UN as genocide. Israeli society must learn from this affair of the dangers of racist and patronizing attitudes, and conduct some serious soul-searching concerning the past and present of this society.

Naama Katiee on the Kidnapped Children Affair (from the web series, “Prophets” – with English subtitles)

נביאים | أنبياء | פרק 7 | נעמה קטיעי The Kidnapping of Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan Children by the Israeli Labor government


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Read the transcript and Remember to NEVER, EVER Trust the Government, Social Workers, Doctors or Nurses.

My father is Yemeni and my mother is Ashkenazi (European Jew)

When I got to university

I used to wear bracelets and earrings

I went to the teaching assistant

and she told me:

“Here you see? your jewelry, bracelets and earrings, it’s the result of male oppression on your body”

I felt embarrassed, suddenly I was ashamed of my jewelry

I mean, my jewelry are part of my Mizrahi (Eastern) identity

While she “freed” me from male oppression

She trapped me in another cage

It’s something that feminism should ask itself:

Why religious women, Mizrahi women and Arab women can’t find a place in it

it is a question that needs to be asked.

A few years ago I met Shlomi Hatuka (Mizrahi poet & activist)

He began to show me stories of people, I was shocked. Shocked!

I said: “It can’t be true!”

He told me: ‘Look, it happened. Children were simply abducted here ‘

Between 48 and 54 is the peak of the event

Children and babies are taken from their parents

Many mothers say: ‘We saw the boy, the baby was alive, I did not see a body, I have not seen a Tomb …

and I did not see the child ever since.

What the Yemenite families claim is that the children were taken from them

And were sold or given up for adoption to Ashkenazi families

My mom saw that I am interested in the topic

and she told me: ‘You know that they tried to take Grandma’s baby as well?”

She gave birth in a transit camp (“Maabara”), and at the same time some other women gave birth

And the baby was taken from them at birth and they told them: ‘The baby is dead! ”

My grandmother refused to believe. She just went there, searched through the rooms, she was lucky

She just found him, picked him up and left

And the other women who were with her, who gave their babies

They have not seen the babies since

Some children were taken from their families and not even given up for adoption, they just stayed in institutions

It’s like in the kibbutz where the children “belong” to everyday. this social concept that children are everyone’s

“So she has eight children but she has non so we’ll divide them!”

Social justice at the expense of the weak

Now, the parents who have taken adoptions

Isn’t it reasonable to go and check that the children you adopted were given up legally?

Not only that they didn’t check that, but even in cases when Yemeni families were able to find the child

They slammed the door in their face, said to them: “If you’ll come here, we’ll call the police! ”

People always say: ‘Oh they did not say anything!” That’s not true-

They went to the police, filed complaints, wrote letters to ministers, all sorts of government officials

they were simply ignored!

After 16, 17 years the parents began to receive military induction orders for the children who allegedly died

Every eighth child at the time, every eighth child, dissapeared

it’s a collective trauma

And then people wonder that we created a society with fundamental distrust between its parts

All these institutions of MCHC and nurses and that

So women developed a total lack of trust in these systems

Every time a nurse came to visit they would hide their children

The “Yemenite children affair” is not only about Ashkenazi versus Sephardi

It’s also about women versus women

Around this issue of “Feminine Solidarity” I always say to myself: Wait, but there’s this original sin here that we have not discussed yet!”

Ashkenazi women who came to Yemeni mothers and simply ripped babies out of their hands

The government Committees say: “Let me handle this!”

Three committees examined the issue and said: ‘It did not happen! ”

They literally tried to cover their tracks

We do not have these documents, we have testimonials, we have the families

Just as a Holocaust survivor comes and tells his story no one tells him: ‘Give me documents to prove that you were in the Holocaust”

You can not stand in front of a mother who tells you how her boy was taken from her hands. Not just taken, ripped out of her hands

And remain indifferent

This affair is so shocking that it must be part of the public discourse in Israel

It must be part of what you learn in the curriculum

Because you can’t learn about racism in Israeli society without this provision.

Not long ago the University of Haifa published published a study

which concluded that child’s chances of taken out of his home by social services is doubled if he is a Mizrahi child

The perception is that the Blacker the family is the less adequate it is to raise children, it is less cultured

and it is bellow the rest in every possible way.

When Israelis meet Germans they often wonder: What did they do? What their grandfather did during the Holocaust? ”

So many times I look at people. It could be just people on the street

And I think to myself: ‘Where was their grandmother? ”

Was she a nurse in a nursing room?”

I mean, this is Jews versus Jews, it is inconceivable

taking children from a community is defined by international law as genocide

It is defined a as a type of genocide

Because if you take the children then you actually cut the continuity of this group

I heard a story from a women whose grandmother said in a kind of acceptance:

“God healed their wound with the girl they took away from me”

This woman needs to get a prize, “The Israel Prize”!

Instead they tell her: ‘You are hallucinating… you are insane”


The Helsinki Commission is expected to announce: Pfizer is conducting an experiment on humans in Israel without a permit


5 Shevat 5781 18 January 2021

The Helsinki Commission is expected to announce: Pfizer is conducting an experiment on humans in Israel without a permit

The Helsinki Commission is expected to announce: Pfizer is conducting an experiment on humans in Israel without a permit

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“A reading of the contract signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study for all intents and purposes, and thus, it had to be approved by the Helsinki Committee,” a senior official told Calcalist. What will be written in the committee’s opinion.  “There is nothing wrong with clinical trials, on the contrary, but clinical trials (human trials) must get the committee’s approval, and, of course, from the people on whom the trial is being conducted while giving the right to refuse to be part of a trial. These are very basic things.”

Prof. Eitan Friedman, chairman of the Helsinki Committee, refused to comment on the publication and told Calcalist that the committee would convey its position in an orderly manner and in the usual ways – and not through the media. Since the committee is a statutory committee (established by virtue of the law), the practical meaning is that it will determine that the experiment on humans that Pfizer is currently conducting in Israel is illegal.

According to the Ministry of Health’s website, the Supreme Helsinki Committee for Medical Experiments on Humans “is a statutory, multidisciplinary committee composed of physicians and researchers from various fields, jurists, ethicists and public figures and deals with proposals for genetic research in humans, in accordance with public health experiments. 1980 (hereinafter: the ‘Public Health Regulations’), in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, in accordance with and pursuant to the Genetic Information Law, 5761-2000 and the Prohibition of Genetic Intervention (Human Cloning and Genetic Alteration in Reproductive Cells) Law, 5769-1999, and accordingly To conduct medical experiments in humans. The committee also examines policy in its field of practice. ”

The expected letter from the Helsinki Commission is of far-reaching significance. First, the committee can determine that the Israeli government must stop transmitting information to Pfizer – something that could cause Israel to violate a contract. If the government decides to ignore the committee’s directive, every Israeli citizen will be able to submit to the High Court on the matter.

The committee can also demand that all Israeli citizens be informed that the results of the vaccine will be passed on to a third party and also oblige the Ministry of Health to seek the approval of the vaccinated on the subject.


In addition, neither the committee nor the citizens of Israel have any need to use legal tools: a short letter from the committee announcing that it does not approve the experiment – could destroy Pfizer’s and the Israeli government’s “project”, as following that Pfizer letter you could not contact the FDA and seek the final approval for the vaccine. It is inconceivable that the FDA would finally approve a vaccine based on a clinical study rejected by the Israeli Helsinki Committee.

“Anyone who might claim that this is not a study is simply a liar. This is the most extensive study of human beings in the 21st century. Israel is becoming the experimental field, not to mention the backyard for the whole world. It may be a beautiful and altruistic thing – but citizens had to share Israel is doing that. ” This is how Dr. Tehila Schwartz Altshuler explains, who supports the position of the Helsinki Committee in a conversation with Calcalist.

This news is just too good to be true.


בלעדי לכלכליסט

ועדת הלסינקי רוצה לאשר את ההסכם בין ישראל לפייזר

פרופ’ איתן פרידמן, יו”ר הוועדה לניסויים בבני אדם: “ישראל אינה מבצעת ניסוי קליני ואין מניעה להתחסן. אבל אנו רוצים לוודא שזכויותיהם ופרטיותם של אזרחי ישראל נשמרות גם כשמתבצע מחקר קליני”. משרד הבריאות: “מדובר במידע פומבי”

אדריאן פילוט 12:3118.01.21,7340,L-3888421,00.html

“חשוב להבהיר באופן חד משמעי: אנחנו תומכים בהתחסנות נגד הקורונה. אנחנו מעוניינים ‘לתת כתף’ אך עם זאת אנחנו מבקשים לוודא שבמסגרת ההסכם בין ישראל לפייזר הזכויות של אזרחי ישראל נשמרות”, כך אמר אתמול פרופ’ איתן פרידמן, יו”ר ועדת הלסינקי העליונה לניסויים בבני אדם של משרד הבריאות. זאת בעקבות פרסום באתר “כלכליסט” שלפיו ההסכם שנחתם עם פייזר חייב היה לקבל את אישור הוועדה, בניגוד למה שאירע בפועל.



לדברי פרופ’ פרידמן, “הניסוי שמתבצע בישראל איננו ניסוי קליני. החיסון אושר על בסיס ניסויים קליניים, ואין קשר בין מבצע החיסונים בישראל לבין ניסוי קליני. המהומה היא על דבר אחד בלבד. בשבתי כיו”ר ועדת הלסינקי העליונה שחלק מחבריה הם משפטנים, שקראו את ההסכם עם פייזר, אנחנו רוצים לוודא שהוועדה ממלאת את תפקידה בשמירה על אתיקה, כלומר שזכויותיהם ופרטיותם של אזרחי מדינת ישראל נשמרות גם כאשר מתבצע מחקר קליני וגם אם הוא מחקר ראוי. מחקר ולא ניסוי. אנו כן רוצים לדעת מה התוצאות של מבצע החיסונים, מה תופעות הלוואי”.

פרידמן הבהיר כי הוא עדיין סבור שהמחקר הנעשה בישראל מחייב את אישור הוועדהֿ: מדובר במחקר שמעוגן בהסכם שיתוף הפעולה לעדות על אפקטיביות החיסון ב”עולם האמיתי” שנחתם בין ישראל לבין חברת פייזר ושנחשף לציבור כשחלקים ממנו מושחרים. ההסכם מגדיר את מטרת המחקר: באיזה היקף של חיסון האוכלוסיה ניתן להשיג חסינות עדר. גורם משפטי בכיר שניתח את ההסכם מחזק את דבריו של פרידמן: “זה מחקר קליני לכל דבר ועניין ולשם כך יש צורך באישור ועדת הסלינקי. אין כל קשר בין זה לבין ההמלצה ללכת להתחסן”. לדברי פרידמן, “אנו רוצים לוודא שהכל נעשה לפי הנהלים, התקנות, על פי כל הרגולציות האפשריות ושכל האישורים המתאימים יתקבלו, ודורשים דיון דחוף עם משרד הבריאות”.

כל אזרח יוכל לעתור לבג”ץ

ועדת הלסינקי היא ועדה סטטוטורית (שהוקמה מכוח החוק) והמשמעות המעשית של התנגדות מצידה להסכם שיתוף הפעולה בין פייזר לבין ישראל יכולה להוביל לסיבוכים בהוצאתו לפועל. בתרחיש קיצון היא יכולה לעצור את זרימת המידע מישראל לפייזר. בתרחישים אחרים היא תוכל למנוע מפייזר להעביר את המידע שתקבל מישראל לרשויות כמו ה־FDA, שעדיין צריך להעניק אישור סופי לחיסון, או לאלץ את משרד הבריאות לאפשר לכל מתחסן לקבוע כי אינו רוצה שהמידע שלו יעבור הלאה. אם מדינת ישראל תתנגד – כל אזרח רשאי לעתור נגדה לבג״ץ.

״יש כאן מחקר קליני שישרת את העולם. זה יכול להיות דבר יפה, אבל חובה היה לשתף את אזרחי ישראל בכך”, אומרת ד”ר תהילה שוורץ אלטשולר, משפטנית בכירה המכהנת כעמיתה בכירה במכון הישראלי לדמוקרטיה. לדבריה, “אם תהיה אי הסכמה לגבי מידע שעומד להתפרסם, למשל, מידע שלילי על החיסון, לפייזר יש זכות, על פי ההסכם, להתנגד לפרסום של התוצאות הבעייתיות אפילו לציבור הישראלי, שעליו נערך המחקר”, היא מסבירה.

מעבר לעובדה שלדעת ועדת הלסינקי ממשלת ישראל לא הלכה בדרך המלך בשמירה על זכויותיהם של אזרחי ישראל, היום התברר כי גם קופות החולים מפקפקות בטוהר כוונותיו של משרד הבריאות. לידי “כלכליסט” הגיע מכתב שנשלח לקופות מהממונה על בריאות הציבור במשרד, שרון אלרעי פרייס, שלפיו בתאריך 10.1.21 התקיימה שיחה בנושא העברת מידע בנוגע לתופעות לוואי מקופות החולים.

בהקשר זה כתבה אלרעי פרייס: “הופתעתי לגלות את רמת חוסר האמון הקיים בחלק מהקופות לגבי כנות הכוונות של משרד הבריאות. הבהרתי שאין שום עניין בשליפה אוטומטית של נתונים בלי אישור הקופות”.

היא הוסיפה כי “סיכמתי, שמבחינתי נחזור למצב הבסיסי הקיים כיום – תופעות לוואי ידווחו ידנית בטפסים וכל קופה תהיה אחראית לעקוב בנפרד אחר סיגנלים של בטיחות עבור מבוטחיה ולהעביר את המידע, ככל שעולה, למשרד הבריאות”.

זאת לאחר שמשרד הבריאות הציע לשלוף את המידע על תופעות הלוואי באופן לא מזוהה אוטומטית מתוך התיעוד בתיק הרפואי של המחוסנים. מנכ”לי קופות החולים חשדו – וסירבו. הם העדיפו את הסרבול בשיגור טפסים ידניים על פני מתן גישה למשרד הבריאות למאגרי המידע שלהם.

“זה לא ניסוי”

ממשרד הבריאות נמסר בתגובה כי “בהסכם שיתוף מידע אגרגטיבי עם פייזר, שהוצג לציבור בשקיפות, מפורט המידע המועבר לפייזר בנספחים A ו־B להסכם. מדובר במידע הרשמי על התחלואה והמגפה, כגון נתוני התחלואה הרשמיים המופצים מידי יום על ידי משרד הבריאות לידיעת הציבור וכל גורמי הבריאות בארץ. המידע המועבר אינו כולל מידע מזוהה. העברת המידע לפייזר איננה ‘ניסוי’ והיא אינה מצריכה קבלת אישור ועדת הלסינקי”.

עם זאת עולה התהייה מדוע נדרש הסכם של 20 עמודים ויותר לקבלת מידע שמפורסם ממילא לציבור כל העת.

Unethical human experimentation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Unethical human experimentation is human experimentation that violates the principles of medical ethics. Such practices have included denying patients the right to informed consent, using pseudoscientific frameworks such as race science, and torturing people under the guise of research. Around World War II, Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany carried out brutal experiments on prisoners and civilians through groups like Unit 731 or individuals like Josef Mengele; the Nuremberg Code was developed after the war in response to the Nazi experiments. Countries have carried out brutal experiments on marginalized populations. Examples include American abuses during Project MKUltra and the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, and the mistreatment of indigenous populations in Canada and Australia. The Declaration of Helsinki, developed by the World Medical Association (WMA), is widely regarded as the cornerstone document on human research ethics.[1][2][3]



International Criminal Court accepts Israeli government’s Nuremberg Code violation complaint

March 13, 2021 by

According to an article in Database Italia, the complaint lodged last week in the Hague court accusing the Israeli government of violating the Nuremberg code has been confirmed. A decision is now awaited.

A complaint was filed in The Hague Tribunal by lawyers Ruth Makhacholovsky and Aryeh Suchowolski last weekend regarding violations of the Nuremberg Code by the Israeli government and other parties. We recall that the People of Truth organization has filed a complaint against the Israeli government, which is carrying out illegal experiments on Israeli citizens through the Pfizer vaccination. ” The organization includes lawyers, doctors, public activists and the general public, who have chosen to exercise their democratic right not to receive experimental medical treatment (Corona vaccine), and feel under great and serious pressure. illegal acts by the Israeli government, parliamentarians and ministers, senior representatives of the public, mayors, etc. »

Therefore, and taking into account the above, they ask:

1.     L’immediate cessation of medical experience and administration of vaccines to the Israeli public.

2. Ask the government adopt all legislative procedures that do not violate the principle of informed consent of a person to receive the medical treatment described above, which denies legal status in Israel and in Israeli democracy, including avoiding the creation of a health passport, giving the names of unvaccinated people to local authorities or to any other competent legislator.

3. Take the most severe measures against any public, commercial or employment entity that violates state labor laws or other matters necessary to prevent coercion or solicitation of vaccines, as well as discrimination, against those who choose not to receive the vaccines. innovative medical care mentioned above.

4. Draw your attention to the fact that a copy of this document will also be sent to the media around the world for violating the Nuremberg Code. Relevant in all countries of the free world.

5. And as a final remark, it should be noted that it was only recently that a Council of Europe decision was taken on 27/1/21, in which all authorities are ordered not to exercise pressuring or soliciting people to take the Corona vaccine in any way. Therefore, whatever is good for advanced European countries is certainly also good for Israel – and the balance is obvious ”.

Lawyer Ruth Makhachovsky told Israel News:

« Pfizer’s experiment in the State of Israel was carried out in violation of the Nuremberg Code, which is part of international criminal law and is under the jurisdiction of the Hague tribunal. We are now awaiting a decision ”.

Link to the cause:

Link to the observations of the European Council:


Israel Is Pfizer’s Lab Rat


06 January 2021  23 Tevet 5781

Whether it is Ben Hecht’s book Perfidy or Barry Chamish’s voluminous exposés, tales of the Ringworm Children or the stolen Yemenite babies, the Modern Zionist State’s crimes against Jews have been documented.  Here is just the latest.

Israel Is Pfizer’s Lab Rat

Ehud Barak Spills the Beans: Israel Is Pfizer’s Lab Rat for Covid-19 Vaccine Experimentation

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who is no less treacherous or traitorous than Netanyahu, in a pique over the present Prime Minister’s glory-grabbing over his vaccine ‘success,’ spills the beans to a Ynet reporter about why Pfizer made the deal.  According to Barak, it had nothing to do with Netanyahu’s personal appeal to the company’s CEO, but everything to do with the Israeli population’s being the perfect lab rat for experimentation.


According to reports, it was made clear to Pfizer that Israel’s centralized healthcare system with its decades of records on every citizen (which would necessarily be made accessible to them) would make its population the ideal test subject as “… if someone in a high-risk group is given the vaccine and then dies, it is much easier to identify a background disease or condition as the cause of death.”


“This data is a treasure trove for Pfizer. With this data, Pfizer can show that it vaccinated an entire high-risk population in a country with no deaths wholly attributable to the vaccine,” Barak said.


“These data are a treasure, which is why Pfizer, with deliberate intent, put Israel first to receive the vaccine. Not because of Netanyahu’s talks with the CEO.”



Netanyahu admits Israeli government partnered with Pfizer to compile genetic database of population

22January2023 by:

This article may contain statements that reflect the opinion of the author

(Natural News) Upon once again being reinstated last month as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu dropped a bombshell about how he pressured Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla to turn the “Holy Land” into a “lab for Pfizer” to unleash its covid “vaccines.”


In a recent interview with philosopher Dr. Jordan Peterson, Netanyahu made numerous shocking admissions, without any shame, about how the Israeli people were used as human guinea pigs in the Pfizer experiment – all thanks to Netanyahu’s goading.


“I described that in my book, my conversations with Albert Bourla, Pfizer and I persuaded him to give tiny Israel then the necessary vaccines to get us out first from the covid,” Netanyahu revealed.


“And the reason I could do that is because we have a database, 98%, a medical database. 98% of our population has digitized medical records and [a] little card.” (Related: The Israeli government knew from the beginning that covid injections were injuring and killing people; pushed the shots anyway.)


Netanyahu used Israel’s medical records technology to force the Israeli people to get jabbed, as it allowed for quick and easy access to their “vaccinated” or “unvaccinated” status. This is how the Middle Eastern state’s vaccine “passport” scheme was made possible.


“I said, we’ll use that to tell you whether these vaccines – what do they do to people, no individual people, not with their individual identities,” Netanyahu revealed. “But statistically what does it do to people with … meningitis: what does it do to people with high blood pressure, what is it you want to know?”


“So Israel became, if you will, the lab for Pfizer, and that’s how we did it. We gave the information to the world, and not only it’s been published in medical magazines and so on. That’s a database we have.”

Be sure to watch the interview below:

“So Israel became, if you will, the the lab for Pfizer” – Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu wants Big Pharma to “run algorithms” using Israel’s medical database so a genetic database can be built

Netanyahu’s ultimate goal, he says, is to build upon Israel’s personal medical records database to create a new genetic database covering the entire population of the country.


He believes that most Israelis would willingly provide a personal saliva sample to be added to that genetic database. Those who are resistant, he added during the interview, could simply be bribed with cash.


“Maybe we’ll pay them,” Netanyahu said nonchalantly about the matter. “Now we have a genetic record on a medical record of a robust population. You have diversified populations’ we have people from 100 lands. This is a very powerful engine.”


“Now let pharma companies, let medical companies, let them run algorithms on this database. […] But you can create a biotechnological industry that is unheard of right now, unheard of, unimagined even.”


It is important to note that what Netanyahu admitted to in this interview concerning Pfizer’s access to personal data about Israelis and their health conditions was recently denied by the Ministry of Health, which claims that Pfizer was never given said access – so who is lying?


Bourla himself back in 2021 said many of the things that Netanyahu did in this recent interview, including an admission about the fact that Israel “has become the world’s lab right now because they are using only our vaccine at this state and they have vaccinated a very big part of their population, so we can study both economy and health indices.”


In the United States, the government here is said to be using a “precision monitoring” system to similarly, but perhaps not as extensively, monitor the fully vaccinated for a least two years post-injection.

The latest news coverage about covid injections can be found at

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The Ministry of Health has been lying and making thing up from April 2020. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman quit over the lies

Starting before 19March2020 Greed, Corruption and Insanity prevented people from taking a cure

Lancet Issues Major Disclaimer On Anti-HCQ Study, As Manufactured Disinformation Foments Hysterics

by Tyler Durden 02June2020

The Lancet has issued a major disclaimer regarding a study which prompted the World Health Organization to halt global trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), an anti-Malaria drug currently being used around the world to treat COVID-19.


As we noted last week, major data discrepancies have called the entire study into question – though the lead author says it does not change the study’s findings that patients who received HCQ died at higher rates and experienced more cardiac complications than without.

Until the data has been audited, The Lancet issued the following “expression of concern” regarding the study.

“Important scientific questions have been raised about data reported in the paper by Mandeep Mehra et al,” reads the “expression of concern” from The Lancet.

“Although an independent audit of the provenance and validity of the data has been commissioned by the authors not affiliated with Surgisphere and is ongoing, with results expected very shortly, we are issuing an Expression of Concern to alert readers to the fact that serious scientific questions have been brought to our attention. We will update this notice as soon as we have further information.”

-The Lancet

Of course, this is yet more evidence of the manufactured disinformation surrounding HCQ that Richard Moss, MD, (via  exposes below…


I took hydroxychloroquine for two years.  A long time ago as a visiting cancer surgeon in Asia, in Thailand, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.  From 1987 to 1990.  Malaria is rife there.  I took it for prophylaxis, 400 milligrams once a week for two years.  Never had any trouble.  It was inexpensive and effective.


I started it two weeks before and was supposed to continue it through my stay and four weeks after returning.  But I stopped it after two years.  I was worried about potential side effects of which there are many, as with all drugs right down to Tylenol and aspirin.  These, however, are rare.  At a certain point, I was prepared to take my chances with mosquitoes and plasmodium, and so I stopped.


Chloroquine, the precursor of HCQ, was invented by Bayer in 1934.  Hydroxychloroquine was developed during World War II as a safer, synthetic alternative and approved for medical use in the U.S. in 1955.


The World Health Organization considers it an essential medicine, among the safest and most effective medicines, a staple of any healthcare system.  In 2017, US doctors prescribed it 5 million times, the 128th most commonly prescribed drug in the country.  There have been hundreds of millions of prescriptions worldwide since its inception.  It is one of the cheapest and best drugs in the world and has saved millions of lives.  Doctors also prescribe it for Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis patients who may consume it for their lifetimes with few or no ill effects.

Then something happened to this wonder drug.





From savior of the multitudes, redeemer and benefactor of hundreds of millions, it transformed into something else: a purveyor of doom, despair, and unspeakable carnage.


Hydroxychloroquine and Trump

Hydroxychloroquine and Trump


It began when President Trump discussed it as a possible treatment for COVID-19 on March 19, 2020.  The gates of hell burst forth on May 18 when Trump casually announced that he was taking it, prescribed by his physician. 


Attacks on Trump and this otherwise harmless little molecule poured in.  The heretofore respected, commonly used, and highly effective medicinal became a major threat to life, a nefarious and wicked chemical that could alter critical heart rhythms, resulting in sudden cataclysmic death for unsuspecting innocents.  Trump, more than irresponsible, was evil incarnate for daring to even mention it.  While at it, the salivating media trotted out the canard about Trump’s nonrecommendation for injecting Clorox and Lysol or drinking fish-tank cleaner to combat COVID.  It was Charlottesville all over again. 


Before a nation of non-cardiologists, the media agonized over, of all things, the prolongation of the now infamous “QT interval,” and the risk of sudden cardiac death.  The FDA and NIH piled on, piously demanding randomized, controlled, double-blind studies before physicians prescribed HCQ.  No one mentioned that the risk of cardiac arrest was far higher from watching the Superbowl. Nor did the media declare that HCQ and chloroquine have been used throughout the world for half a century, making them among the most widely prescribed drugs in history with not a single reported case of “arrhythmic death” according to the sainted WHO and the American College of Cardiology.  Or that physicians in the field, on the frontlines, so to speak, based on empirical evidence, have found benefit in treating patients with a variety of agents including HCQZincAzithromycin, Quercetin, Elderberry supplements, Vitamins D and C with few if any complications.  Or that while such regimens may not cure, they may help and carry little or no risk.


And so, the world was aflame once again with a nonstory driven by the COVID media.  The HCQ divide within the nation is only a continuation of innumerable divides that have surfaced since the pandemic began — and before.  One will know the politics of an individual based on his position on any number of pandemic issues: lockdowns, sheltering in place, face masks, social distancing, “elective surgery,” and “essential businesses.”  The closing of schools and colleges.  Blue states and Red states.  Governor Cuomo or Governor DeSantis.  Nationwide injunctions or federalism.  The WHO and Red China.  Or, pre-pandemic, Brexit, open borders, DACA, and amnesty.  CBD oil, turmeric, and legalizing marijuana.  Russia Collusion, Trump’s taxes, the 25th amendment, Stormy Daniels, the Ukraine non-scandal, and impeachment. Or Obamagate. And now HCQ.


HCQ is only another bellwether.  It represents the latest nonevent in a long string of fabricated media nonscandals.  If a nation can be divided over HCQ it can be divided over anything.  It shows neatly, as many of the other non-issues did, whether one embraces the U.S., our history, culture, and constitutional system, or rejects it.  Whether one believes in Americanism or despises it.  It is part of the ongoing civil war, thus far cold, but who knows?  The passions today are no less jarring than they were in 1860.  One would have thought that a man taking a medicine prescribed by his physician, even a President, would be a private matter.  But no.  Not today.


We swim in an ocean of manufactured disinformation created by a radical COVID media, our fifth column.  They inflame the nation one way or another based on political whims.  The propaganda arm of the Left, they seek victory at all costs including dismantling the economy, culture, and our governing system.  Is there a curative for the COVID media and their Democrat allies who would destroy a nation to destroy Trump?  He is all that stands between us and them.  Is there an antiviral for this, the communist virus that has infected the nation, metastasized throughout its corpus, and now threatens the republic?

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Dr. Moss is a practicing Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, author, and columnist, residing in Jasper, IN.  He has written A Surgeon’s Odyssey and Matilda’s Triumph available on  Find more of his essays at


The Ministry of Health has been lying and making thing up from April 2020. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman quit over the lies

Arutz Sheva

18May2020-Health Minister Yaakov Litzman: There was an overreaction on coronavirus

Outgoing Health Minister: I shouted during the government meeting when the Director-General said there could be 10,000 coronavirus deaths.

Ben Ariel, 18May2020

Outgoing Health Minister Yaakov Litzman said on Sunday that he, too, thought there was an overreaction when preparing for the coronavirus outbreak.


Speaking in an interview on Reshet Bet radio, Litzman claimed that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “responded to the fears of the Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Moshe Bar Siman Tov.”


“I, too, thought it was an overreaction when my Director-General said there could be ten thousand dead. I shouted during the government meeting, in his presence, that it would not happen. The Prime Minister accepted this exaggeration and responded to the fears of the Director-General, I am not complaining about him, because overall the situation is excellent.”


Litzman also spoke about his new role as Minister of Construction and Housing, and made it clear that he would look out for everyone, including the haredi public. “There is no shame in helping the haredi sector,” he added. “I want every young couple in Israel to have an apartment.”


According to the Ministry of Health’s data, there are 3,403 active cases of coronavirus in Israel, 44 of whom are in serious condition. To date, 272 Israelis have died of the coronavirus and 12,942 have recovered.


Arutz Sheva

Feiglin: Health officials lied through their teeth

Former MK recounts to Avi Abelow his experience at Knesset Health Committee hearing on COVID shot for children.

Arutz Sheva Staff, 22November2021

Israeli Knesset Committee on Shots for Kids with Former Knesset Member Moshe Feiglin


Former MK Moshe Feiglin recounted to Avi Abelow his experience at last week’s Knesset Health Committee hearing on the COVID shot for children.

Feiglin accused Israeli health officials of “lying through their teeth” to push an agenda of vaccinating children.


He said that Public Health Services Chief Sharon Alroy-Preis referring to “kids who got infected from COVID as sick even though they have no symptoms” was misleading.


“They’re not sick, they’re absolutely healthy. They got the disease without even feeling it and became naturally immune – the best type of immunity you can get.”


He also said Alroy-Preis had claimed “one kid in Israel has already died from COVID, and that was a lie. No kid has died from COVID in Israel and I proved it during her speech.” In footage from the hearing, Feiglin is seen explaining that the child in question had COVID antibodies though he was not sick with COVID, but his death was nevertheless attributed to COVID by the government.


Feiglin was also critical of Dr. Boaz Lev, who heads the Health Ministry team for combatting the coronavirus, for failing to address evidence of serious side effects.


“They got together a community of 75 doctors like him – each one of which either works for the Health Ministry or is head of a hospital or some kind of organization heavily financed by Pfizer. In other words, they picked a group of people, knowing exactly how they would vote, and got 73 out of 75 voting in favor.


“When I asked Dr. Lev about this, he said ‘we came to the conclusion there are no serious side effects [of the COVID shot].’ I asked him, have you heard of a little side effect called death? He said no, of course not. So I told him, have you heard of the 16,000 deaths reported by the VAERS [Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System] in the US? He said no.


“This is the trial of our kids, and you haven’t heard about 16,000 cases of death reported in the official American system for reporting vaccine side effects? This is insane,” he said.

Feiglin at the hearing:

הטענה שלכם שאין כפיה היא לעג אכזרי לרש – MK Moshe Feiglin-Health officials lied through their teeth


Arutz Sheva

Tombstone:Woman was murdered by Hospital Covid Ward

Tombstone claims woman was ‘murdered by COVID ward’

Grave marker lists recently deceased elderly woman as ‘murder victim’ of COVID ward at hospital in central Israel.

Arutz Sheva Staff, 24October2021

A grave marker recently put in place for a woman who died last month has drawn attention across Israel, after images of it were uploaded to social media networks.


The unusual grave marker claims that the woman whose remains are interred beneath was “murdered” by the hospital staff at the COVID ward in Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

“Murdered by Beilinson Hospital in the coronavirus ward on the 20th of September 2021. May her blood be avenged.” the grave marker reads.

The woman in question was 71 at the time of her death, was rushed to the hospital after suffered a pulmonary embolism and a heart attack.


Hospital officials responded Sunday afternoon, condemning the claims made on the grave marker.


“Serious, incitement, and lacking any basis in fact,” officials said.


“The woman in question was elderly and unvaccinated when she was brought to the hospital after being treated at home for a significant period,” the hospital said in a statement. “She was admitted after suffering a heart attack and a pulmonary embolism, and passed away with a raging case of COVID.”


“The COVID ward staff at the hospital, who treated and continue to treat hundreds of patients with dedication and professionalism are working day and night to save lives.”

English Translation “Was murdered ”

Real-News-IL-tweet-24October2021-'Murdered by Beilinson Hospital in the coronavirus ward on the 20th of September 2021. May her blood be avenged” the grave marker reads.

Real-News-IL-tweet-24October2021-‘Murdered by Beilinson Hospital in the coronavirus ward on the 20th of September 2021. May her blood be avenged” the grave marker reads.

JerusalemCats Comments: She like many were vaxxed with 2 doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine.


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The Israeli Ministry of Health hid COVID serious adverse event data from the public

The WHO, FDA, CDC, and most all other world health authorities recommend that you NOT see this video. Why? Because it proves they ignore all the adverse safety data.

Steve Kirsch

Steve Kirsch


Executive summary

This video exposes the fact that the COVID vaccine is dangerous, causes severe adverse events that do not resolve, proves causality, proves that vaccine injuries are real, proves that world governments are deliberately keeping this data from public view (i.e., that they are corrupt), and proves that nearly every world health authority got it wrong about the safety of the COVID vaccines.

And we’ll also show that YouTube is just as corrupt when they censor the livestream so you won’t find out the truth about what the Israeli scientists told the Israeli Ministry of Health.

You won’t want to miss it.


Exclusive: Proof that Israel found serious safety problems with the COVID vaccines then deliberately covered it up

This is a recording made without permission where the Israeli MoH meets with their own research group to get an update on the safety investigation commissioned by the MoH.

The presentation

Commentary on the leaked video:
IsraeLeak tape exposure event

The leaked video:
Israeli MoH meeting video (YouTube), “IsraeLeak full tape(Rumble)

IsraeLeak full tape [The Israeli Ministry of Health hid COVID serious adverse event data from the public]


  1. Adequate safety monitoring only put in place at the end of 2021
  2. Only ONE of the four HMOs collected the data reliably while the other 3 barely reported. Reports are only from 15% to 17% of the public. So MoH divides the number of events by the TOTAL NUMBER OF DOSES in the entire country and for the entire period of time from end of 2020. This is super corrupt.
  3. The top Israeli MoH official who were present in the meeting said the work was AMAZING and SHOULD be continued. But it seems that the higher ups decided to cancel the research, so no more data collection.
  4. For a lot of side effects there were many reports about re-challenge which PROVES causality relationship to the vaccine.
  5. Additionally, a lot of side effects never went away so no opportunity for re-challenge (and to prove causality).
  6. Some neurological events caused by the vaccine do not appear in the Pfizer information on the vaccine, which also claimed they are not aware of long term side effects. This is beyond corrupt / criminal.
  7. They could have reached out to the injured, since they are all identified, but seems they chose not to; better to gaslight them I guess.
  8. Israeli MoH knew who these people are, they know their records, these weren’t just anecdotes. The MoH ignored them and DELIBERATELY LIED TO THE PUBLIC. The MoH were clearly told these were new events caused by the vaccines and the MoH told the public afterwards NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS, MOVE ALONG. This is SO corrupt.
  9. I just emailed Professor Jeffrey Morris asking him whether he will write a blog on how wrong he was and how corrupt the MoH is. I’ll let you know if he replies.
  10. MoH never put the known events in the structured form. This way, they minimize the number of events. This is very corrupt. THIS IS NOt PREcise (only Neurological side effects were not included in the structured form and were reported frequently in the free text part)
  11. They are doing EVERYTHING possible to hide all the safety data from the Israeli people.
  12. Israeli media is likely NEVER going to cover this video. They will ignore it.
  13. Many of the common side effects discovered here were never reported to the public.
  14. Researchers used natural language processing developed by 8200 to analyze the data in a very creative and rigorous manner. But of course, the MoH halted the study in spite of the fact, they mentioned explicitly that they did not finish analyzing important data like cardiovascular reports and also hospitalizations. Because that’s how science works.
  15. Researchers NEVER calculated AE reporting rates (i.e., never divided by # doses). This is a main technique used for downplaying the finding by manipulating the denominator and make it large.
  16. They said it was important to publish this in the medical literature. The methods can be used for other vaccines. Of course, NOTHING happened.
  17. Everyone is so happy with the collaboration! Both sides! Israeli MoH officials are so happy to have this data and they complimented the researchers on what a great job that they did and that the research will be continued. They called it “super important.”
  18. In August, 2 months later, the MoH issued their deceptive report.
  19. 1 cardiac report received for 1,750 booster doses given to kids 12-17. These parents are all pro-vax (that’s why they vaccinated their kids). But this is just a fraction of the population!!! Note: this is adjusted for the 15% sampling.
  20. Team is relieved that the HMOs are keeping the data to themselves and not making it available to the public. So nobody will find out the truth!
  21. Reuters fact checker claim the results were “taken out of context.” Seriously!?!?!? Watch the whole thing for yourself and you be the judge! That “fact checker” should be fired. Reuters DID NOT WATCH THE VIDEO. They were offered to watch the video but REFUSED.
  22. The MoH didn’t even let their own internal people know about the findings!
  23. No statement from the MoH as to why they decided to discontinue the study.
  24. They wanted to publish this stuff on the MoH website, but for some reason the website team wasn’t publishing it. So frustrating for the people in the meeting that the website team is so screwed up. Sharon is aware of this, but did nothing to fix the problem. However, the website team has no trouble at all encouraging people to be vaccinated.
  25. Link for the video of the MoH meeting with the researchers (this is not the Zoom commentary):
  26. NO INTEREST AT ALL from the Israeli mainstream media to even LOOK at this data. How could this NOT be of interest to the Israeli people???
  27. Link to Galileoisback Su