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RE: ARE WE NOW IN THE END TIMES?
3/13/2018 6:29:35 PM

PUBLISHED: 4:10 PM 12 MAR 2018 | UPDATED: 6:35 PM 12 MAR 2018

California Candidate Revealed To Have Dangerous Ties With Terrorist Organizations


His family was tied to attacks at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics.
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If he has "given up the family business," why is he running with a party that seems to often be against the Jews?

It is said that an apple does not fall far from the tree. Let us hope that the analogy does not apply to Ammar Campa-Najjar, who not only is a leftist hoping to take guns away from Americans, but he is running for Congress despite the fact that he is “the grandson of one of the masterminds of the 1972 slaughter of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics,” according to PJ Media.

This south California Democrat is “a 2018 primary candidate for California’s 50th Congressional District” and many people are quite concerned about his family’s history with Gaza. He is pro-choice, favors gay marriages, dislikes any border law, and wants Medicaid for everyone with no idea how to pay for it. He spent four years in Gaza, however, and due to this, more than a few concerns were raised.

Just the same, he looks to run against Republican Duncan Hunter. Two cycles ago, Hunter won by a margin of 71% and last time he still pulled in 63.% of the vote, That means that Campa-Najjar has quite a battle ahead of him, but simply running with such questions hanging over his head still alarms many voters.

It will come as a surprise to no one that he was Obama’scampaign deputy regional director” since he, too, had ties to extremists of the Islamic faith.

After Barack Obama took office, Camapa-Najjar was chosen “to serve as head of the Office of Public Affairs of the Employment and Training Administration.”

Addressing the fact that Muhammad Yussuf Najjar was his grandfather, the congressional hopeful says that he “gave up the family business” and wants to give peace a chance. However, since he is running with the party most likely to harm the Jewish state, it does cause some concern to any following current affairs.

To his credit, he does not shy away from his roots but takes all questions head-on. The Democrat says that his “goal is for our generation to be better than our predecessors, and find a way to end this conflict.

While sounds very noble, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reminds everyone that he supported the “Bernie Sanders ‘Our Revolution’ agenda.” As the Times of Isreal said, “The would-be president castigated Israel for an ostensibly ‘indiscriminate’ war on Gaza in the summer of 2014, and, while admitting that he didn’t really know the facts, asserted, twice, that Israel killed over 10,000 innocent civilians in the course of that conflict. … That’s seven times the self-serving figure asserted by Hamas.

Of course, this was not true in any way. It was Muslims who refused to accept that Isreal sits on land that is rightfully theirs and who attack(ed) them on a regular basis. There isno reason for the Jews to not attack back with such severe force that the point is proven. For Sanders to see it any other way is to only show the world how blind to facts he really is.

On top of that, Hamas is known to lie about how many were killed, too. The Times also writes that “The Israeli authorities believe the true figure was far lower, both because Hamas inflated the overall numbers of combatants and noncombatants killed, and because Hamas deliberately misrepresents many of its own dead gunmen, who often fought out of uniform, as civilians — to demonize Israel, and to minimize its own losses.”

Many Democrats will opine that Ammar Campa-Najjar deserves a chance since he is not to blame for his families evil, and this is true to some extent. However, since he is already aligning himself with an American Jew who is doing everything that he can to hurt the historical Jewish state of Israel, he is not actually off to a very good start when it comes to gaining, earning, or keeping the public trust.

(conservativedailypost.com)

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3/13/2018 11:36:23 PM

Syrian Military Uncovers Terrorist “Chemical Weapons Workshop” In East Ghouta

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3/14/2018 12:01:33 AM

TEL AVIV DIARY: IS THIS THE END OF THE ROAD FOR BENJAMIN NETANYAHU?

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared before the annual convention of the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) last week and was greeted with an enthusiastic response. But while Netanyahu was addressing delegates in Washington, his real audience was back in Israel.

Netanyahu devoted more than half of his speech to one of his favorite themes: the tremendous economic and technological success Israel has enjoyed over the past decade as the so-called ‘Start-up Nation.’ He went as far as saying that in coming years countries would not boycott Israel, though they should be worried about Israel boycotting them.

Netanyahu also talked about the danger facing Israel and the world from Iran, a theme he has spoken about regularly for at least the last nine years. During that time, Israel’s concerns about Iran have only increased, not least because of Iran's backing of Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria just across its border in the Golan Heights.

But the most important element of the AIPAC speech was that the Israeli public could observe him, once again, articulating himself eloquently in commanding English to an American audience on the heels of his warm meeting with President Donald Trump.

Netanyahu needs this positive recognition because there is a very real chance that Israel will be holding early elections. The apparent reason for moving forward the date of the next elections is due to a disagreement between members of the coalition on a law that would guarantee the exemption of ultra-Orthodox citizens from mandatory army service—something that has been happening, in practice, without being codified into law.

There are claims that the move is being orchestrated by Netanyahu, who is conspiring in tandem with the ultra-Orthodox. It is hard to be sure whether or not that is the case. However, a week ago, an official of the Yesh Atid party (led by Yair Lapid) told me that Netanyahu would work together with the ultra-Orthodox to create a crisis over the proposed draft legislation. Netanyahu would then refuse to give in, saying: “He would not endanger the security of Israel.” Netanyahu could then call new elections and claim he did not really want the elections, that he was just guarding Israel’s security.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves the Muni World conference in Tel Aviv, on February 14.JACK GUEZ/AFP/GETTY

So far, everything the Yesh Atid official said has come true. While on one hand, Netanyahu has insisted he does not want new elections and representatives of the ultra-Orthodox claim they are not colluding with Netanyahu; on the other hand, when a possible solution to the coalition crisis was offered, Netanyahu is reported to have said: “I’m only willing to accept a long-term solution to the current crisis, otherwise we're going to elections.”

Netanyahu desperately needs a reason to call new elections. His legal position took a turn for the worse when his long-term confidant, Nir Hefetz, turned state’s witness in the ongoing investigations against Netanyahu. Hefetz, who had been detained as part of the investigation into Case 4000, signed an agreement that will allow him to avoid any jail time. In return, Hefetz has proffered extensive information on Case 4000, Cases 1000 and 2000, as well as other cases that have yet to be fully explored.

Hefetz has become the fourth defendant to become a witness for the state in the ongoing probes against the prime minister. In two of the cases, 1000 and 2000, the police have already recommended that Netanyahu be indicted for bribery and improper conduct. Prevailing wisdom contends that Hefetz's testimony will likely be the most damaging to the Netanyahu. Hefetz is also said to possess tapes of some of his conversations with the prime minister—exactly how damaging those tapes might be remains unknown.

Recent polls show support for Netanyahu growing and his strategy seems to be to hold elections before he can be indicted—something which due to the Israeli process could take between four months and a year. Then, if he is indicted, he can assert he has a mandate from the people to stay in office until he is convicted and his appeals have run out.

Speaking to Netanyahu supporters, they maintain that one cannot trust the words of a state’s witnesses and that the police (whose commissioner was hand-picked by Netanyahu) is “out to get him,” no matter the cost. The question on everybody’s mind is whether the testimony of Hefetz will be sufficiently devastating, so as to convince even supporters of Netanyahu that the time has come for him to go.

Marc Schulman is a multimedia historian.


(newsweek)

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3/14/2018 12:24:55 AM

National Geographic confronts its past: ‘For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist’



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this image provided by National Geographic, the cover of the April 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine, a single topic issue on the subject of race. (National Geographic/AP)

Months ago, when National Geographic set out to make race the sole focus of its April 2018 issue, it decided to engage in some soul-searching.

For much of its 130-year history, the magazine depicted people of color in crude stereotypes. Its archives are loaded with pictures of brown-skinned “natives” gazing in apparent awe at Western technology, articles referring to tribal peoples as “savages,” and of course many, many photos of bare-breasted Pacific island women striking vaguely seductive poses. Those glossy Geographics, stacked up in attics and basements, were favorites of more than a few curious young boys — with little interest in New Guinea or Polynesia.

So in preparation for its examination of race, National Geographic editor in chief Susan Goldberg tapped John Edwin Mason, a University of Virginia professor specializing in the history of photography and the history of Africa, to dive into the magazine’s past. On Monday, she discussed his findings in an editor’s note.

“What Mason found in short was that until the 1970s National Geographic all but ignored people of color who lived in the United States, rarely acknowledging them beyond laborers or domestic workers,” Goldberg wrote. “Meanwhile it pictured ‘natives’ elsewhere as exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages — every type of cliche.”

The title of Goldberg’s piece put it more bluntly: “For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.”

It was an extraordinary concession from the magazine. Renowned for its photography and its coverage of science, history, anthropology and the environment, National Geographic has also faced criticism over the years for reporting on the world through a narrow, white, Western lens.

Breanna Edwards of the African American-focused news and culture site The Root called the move “the first step to righting a long-overlooked and perhaps even taken-for-granted wrong.”

“Bluntly acknowledging its own past in this way is indeed powerful, but it is not necessarily something, I think, that we should applaud, as much as we should expect,” Edwards wrote, “especially at this time in our lives when race and discussions of racism and even general cultural insensitivity can be volatile, tense and perhaps even deadly.”

Others were more critical, including Vox’s Kainaz Amaria, who tweeted that the magazine’s “colonial visual legacy” had, in effect, trained nonwhite, non-Western people to allow themselves to be “exploited and otherized.”

Mason, the professor, touched on a similar point in an interview with NPR on Monday. He said a number of African photographers were drawn into photography by what they saw in National Geographic’s pages, even though it was racially and culturally insensitive.

“They knew that there were problems with the way that they and their people were being represented,” Mason told NPR. “And yet the photography was often spectacularly good, it was really inviting, and it carried this power. And as young people, these men and women said, I want to do that. I want to make pictures like that.”

Goldberg noted that she is the first woman and the first Jewish person to serve as editor in chief, so she’s sensitive, she said, to the magazine’s legacy of discrimination.

“It hurts to share the appalling stories from the magazine’s past,” she wrote. “But when we decided to devote our April magazine to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze on others.”

She highlighted several examples of racist content the magazine published over the decades. In one instance, National Geographic in 1916 ran an article that called Aboriginal Australians “blackfellows” who “rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.” A 1941 piece used a racial slur to describe black California cotton workers. And a 1962 photo depicted a white photographer showing his camera to a group of Timorese men.

“The native person fascinated by Western technology” was a recurring theme, Mason told National Geographic. “It really creates this us-and-them dichotomy between the civilized and the uncivilized.”

Goldberg and Mason also found that National Geographic was racist in what it omitted from its coverage. A 1962 article on South Africa neither quoted black South Africans nor mentioned the massacre of 69 black people by police in Sharpeville 2½ years earlier.

“That absence is as important as what is in there,” Mason said in Goldberg’s piece. “The only black people are doing exotic dances … servants or workers. It’s bizarre, actually, to consider what the editors, writers, and photographers had to consciously not see.”

Until the 1970s, National Geographic did little to challenge stereotypes in white American culture, Mason found.

“National Geographic wasn’t teaching as much as reinforcing messages they already received and doing so in a magazine that had tremendous authority,” he said. “National Geographic comes into existence at the height of colonialism, and the world was divided into the colonizers and the colonized. That was a color line, and National Geographic was reflecting that view of the world.”

As for the bare-breasted island women the magazine regularly featured in glossy, full-color photos: “I think the editors understood this was frankly a selling point to its male readers,” Mason told NPR.

Goldberg said the magazine has improved in recent years — in part by putting cameras in the hands of the people who were often on the other side of the lens. In one project in 2015, for example, the magazine gave cameras to young Haitians and asked them to shoot pictures of their world. That would have been “unthinkable” in National Geographic’s past, Mason said.

Goldberg said she wants to continue on that course by hiring more diverse journalists at the magazine.

“The coverage wasn’t right before because it was told from an elite, white American point of view, and I think it speaks to exactly why we needed a diversity of storytellers,” Goldberg told the Associated Press. “So we need photographers who are African-American and Native American because they are going to capture a different truth and maybe a more accurate story.”

(The Washington Post)


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3/14/2018 10:39:00 AM

NASA warns MONSTER SOLAR STORM to slam Earth TODAY and spark total POWER wipeout

A SOLAR storm is Earth-bound and scientists have warned the storm could wipe out power and trigger the Northern Lights in parts of the UK in a wave of geomagnetic activity.



An enormous explosion on the surface of the Sun blasted an array of solar particles Earth’s way and the storm will hit today.

Scientists have warned the storm could wipe out satellites, GPS navigation systems and mobile phone signals.

The solar storm will hit the northern hemisphere, which could lead to the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, being seen as far south as the upper reaches of Scotland.

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who spotted the solar storm using two NASA satellites, said: “A minor geomagnetic storm watch is now in effect for the 14 and 15 March, 2018. Aurora may be visible at high latitudes.”



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A solar storm is barrelling towards Earth

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The solar storm forecast

But the consequences could be far more serious than the appearance of the Northern Lights.

For the most part, the Earth’s magnetic field protects humans from the barrage of radiation, but solar storms can affect satellite-based technology.

Solar winds, which are a stream of particles from the sun, can heat the Earth’s outer atmosphere, causing it to expand.

This can affect satellites in orbit, potentially leading to a lack of GPS navigation, mobile phone signal and satellite TV such as Sky.

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The solar storm could cause northern lights


Additionally, a surge of particles can lead to high currents in the magnetosphere, which can lead to higher than normal electricity in power lines, resulting in electrical transformers and power stations blow outs and a loss of power.

The higher amounts of radiation also leave people vulnerable to cancer.

When magnetic field lines travel from the interior of the Sun to its surface, they usually remain inside our star.

As it stands, the NOAA says the forecast for the impending solar storm is G-1 or ‘minor’.


(express.co.uk)

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