Immigration Fraud, Nigerian Students, Billboard Incitement, General’s Vindication, Detroit’s Decision, Kirk & Spock, Solar Roads, Climate Cooperation, Pope’s Advice, Swift Music and Berlin Today will be the Top Topics for this week’s Shabbat email.
In 1969 she was convicted of a Terrorist Attack that killed 2 people in Jerusalem and wounded several others. She was given Life in Prison but only spent a decade locked up till her release through a prisoner exchange of 76 Arab convicts for 1 Israeli soldier. In 1995 she boarded a plane to the United States, lied about her conviction and through the Immigration Process became a US Citizen happily living in Detroit and then Chicago for the last 20 years. Well now that Immigration Process has caught up with her deception. Bravo to, friends Barb and Dan (at the U.S. Attorney’s Office) for righting the wrong and convicting Rasmieh Odeh on Immigration Fraud. She will most likely get 10 years and deportation though she’s still ahead since she should have been locked up for life in memory of the victims she murdered.
I’ve lamented often about the despicable actions perpetrated by radical extremist and again this week, hatred reared its ugly head. 46 innocent Nigerian students were murdered and nearly 80 others were wounded by a Boko Haram suicide terrorist who looked just like the students he mingled with, though his backpack was filled with explosives to destroy life rather than books to inspire life. These radicals believe girls should have NO education and boys should only study Koranic teachings. The brainwashing of Islamic Extremism is festering and must be extinguished…sooner rather than later.
A billboard inciting terror is seen in Democratic (free speech) Israel (near a large Arab Village) and Facebook postings encourage the increase of car-ramming and spontaneous attacks against Israelis. The “fight” is so frustration when one side incites hatred and encourages the use of evil terror tactics while the other side follows a moral code but continues to bury victims each week. This week’s victim was Almog Shilony who was stabbed to death in Tel Aviv. By the way, the recent Arab anger is due to the attempt of Jews (or non-Muslim) to pray at the Temple Mount which houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque aka Dome of the Rock. Jews pray at the Western Wall below the Mount of the ancient Jewish Temple where centuries later the Mosque was built. Sadly though, excuses to incite anger are plentiful in the Middle East. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Nazareth-billboard-supports-car-terror-attacks-while-alluding-to-ISIS-381257
Many others are blinded by their bias views, but the
Detroit is so close to focusing forward as Judge Rhodes approved the Bankruptcy Plan this week but the legal and consulting fees could trip up the success. The estimated fees may have doubled from $100 Million to $200 Million and Mayor Duggan is plotzing over the presumed price tag though the final bill hasn’t arrived. I’ll keep you posted…
James T & Mr. Spock
(Spock’s first name is unpronounceable to humans)
For all you Star Trek fans, here is a pairing (in a German VW commercial) of your favorite characters from the original beloved show. Check out the VW Spock is driving…very cool. By the way, both Shatner and Nimoy are 83 years old but look amazing and of course you know they are also both Jewish.
Bravo to The Netherlands for leading the way in the construction of the First Solar Road in our universe (though I’m not sure of the technological advancements on other planets). These solar road panels are incredible (I raved about them in my May 30th Shabbat message) and now they are in actual usage in a city just north of Amsterdam. Let’s hope they multiply and spread. http://mic.com/articles/103814/the-netherlands-has-solar-bike-paths-and-they-are-awesome
Carbon emissions are poisoning our atmosphere and the two largest creators of these emissions are US and China, but this past week, both leaders bonded over their plan to cut their emissions and improve the planet’s future environment.
Pope’s Wise Advice
There is a reason his is the Pope. I am continually impressed with the messages of Pope Frances and applaud them for using his “stage” to help enlighten our daily lives and bring Peace to the world. Here are his 10 suggestions of how to live a meaningful and fulfilled life.
Taylor Swift’s new album is the hottest thing since sliced bread but this hip violin rendition seems more palatable for some who despise pop music. These girls are amazing:
Several anniversaries occur in Germany this month includingKristallnacht (the night of broken glass), the commencement (Nov. 20, 1945) of the Nuremberg Trials and the tumbling of the Berlin wall. I will be visiting Berlin in April with the Federation’s Women’s Philantropy Mosaic Mission and look forward to learning more about this Capital City. In the meantime, this video shows the 25th anniversary tribute of Balloon Lights that commemorated the Berlin Wall this week.