September 13, 2011
Number of Americans in Poverty Hits Record High
The number of Americans living in poverty rose to a record 46.2 million last year, official data has shown. This is the highest figure since the US Census Bureau started collecting the data in 1959. In percentage terms, the poverty rate rose to 15.1%, up from 14.3% in 2009. The US definition of poverty is an annual income of $22,314 or less for a family of four and $11,139 for a single person. The number of Americans living below the poverty line has now risen for four years in a row, while the poverty rate is the biggest since 1993. Poverty among black and Hispanic people was much higher than for the overall US population last year, the figures also showed.
Beyond Cairo Embassy Attack, Israel Senses A Wider Siege
The New York Times
With its Cairo embassy ransacked, its ambassador to Turkey expelled and the Palestinians seeking statehood recognition at the United Nations, Israel found itself on Saturday increasingly isolated and grappling with a radically transformed Middle East where it believes its options are limited and poor. The diplomatic crisis, in which winds unleashed by the Arab Spring are now casting a chill over the region, was crystallized by the scene of Israeli military jets sweeping into Cairo at dawn on Saturday to evacuate diplomats after the Israeli Embassy had been besieged by thousands of protesters. ... Facing crises in relations with Egypt and Turkey, its two most important regional allies, Israel turned to the United States.
The True Cost of 9/11
Joseph E. Stiglitz
The Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks by al-Qaida were meant to harm the United States, and they did, but in ways that Osama Bin Laden probably never imagined. President George W. Bush's response to the attacks compromised America's basic principles, undermined its economy, and weakened its security. The attack on Afghanistan that followed the 9/11 attacks was understandable, but the subsequent invasion of Iraq was entirely unconnected to al-Qaida-as much as Bush tried to establish a link. That war of choice quickly became very expensive -- orders of magnitude beyond the $60 billion claimed at the beginning -- as colossal incompetence met dishonest misrepresentation.
Lies We Still Tell Ourselves About 9/11
Robert Fisk -- The Independent (Britain)
... I'm drawn to Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan whose The Eleventh Day confronts what the West refused to face in the years that followed 9/11. "All the evidence ... indicates that Palestine was the factor that united the conspirators - at every level," they write. One of the organisers of the attack believed it would make Americans concentrate on "the atrocities that America is committing by supporting Israel". Palestine, the authors state, "was certainly the principal political grievance ... driving the young Arabs (who had lived) in Hamburg". The motivation for the attacks was "ducked" even by the official 9/11 report, say the authors.
Israel Wages Massive Spy War Against the US
Carl Cameron and Brit Hume - Fox News - Video - Dec. 2001
... Fox News has learned [Dec. 2001] some U.S. investigators believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn't tell us before September 11. ... Since September 11, more than 60 Israelis have been arrested or detained, either under the new patriot anti-terrorism law, or for immigration violations. A handful of active Israeli military were among those detained, according to investigators, who say some of the detainees also failed polygraph questions when asked about alleged surveillance activities against and in the United States. There is no indication that the Israelis were involved in the 9-11 attacks, but investigators suspect that they Israelis may have gathered intelligence about the attacks in advance, and not shared it.
Five Israelis Detailed For `Puzzling Behavior' After WTC Attack
Haaretz (Israel) - Sept. 2001
Five Israelis who had worked for a moving company based in New Jersey are being held in US prisons for what the Federal Bureau of Investigation has described as "puzzling behavior" following the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York last Tuesday ... The mother of one of the young men ... said that the five had worked for the company, which is owned by an Israeli, for between two months and two years. They had been arrested some four hours after the attack on the Twin Towers while filming the smoking skyline from the roof of their company's building, she said. ... They are said to have had been caught videotaping the disaster and shouting in what was interpreted as cries of joy and mockery.
Five Celebrating Israelis Arrested On 9/11
BlogginForTheTruth - Video
Did some Israelis know in advance that the Twin Towers would be hit? Three of the "dancers" explain on Israeli television why they were at the scene of the terror attack on September 11, 2001. "Our purpose was to document the event," says one.
German Court Sentences `Neo-Nazi' Girl, 16, to Read Anne Frank Diary
Daily Mirror (Britain)
A neo-Nazi girl of 16 has been ordered to read Anne Frank's diary to learn about the evils of fascism. A [German] judge handed her the sentence after she was caught daubing Swastikas on posters even though she had no idea what the SS was. She was told to read the book, which details a Jewish girl's life in hiding during the Second World War, and write an essay on the Nazis, rather than serve a jail term. A spokesman for the court in Kassel, Germany, said: "Our aim is to make her think. Hopefully, she will learn."
Los Angeles Rabbi Defies Court, Refuses to Testify Against Jews
A federal court judge said she will rule at a later date in the case of a Chasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate "mesira," the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews. Margaret Morrow of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles heard arguments Wednesday in the case involving Rabbi Moshe Zigelman. Prosecutors want Morrow to imprison Zigelman for contempt unless he testifies against others in an alleged tax fraud scheme that involved his Spinka sect, The Los Angeles Times reported. Zigelman, an executive assistant to the sect's leader, already has served a two-year sentence for his role in the scheme, which involved soliciting large tax-deductible donations and secretly funneling most of the money back to the donors.
Austrian Court Frees `Holocaust Denier' Honsik on Parole
The Associated Press
An Austrian court official says a far-right author who questioned the Holocaust has been paroled after serving three years in prison for glorifying Nazi ideology and backing Nazi-era beliefs. Gerd Honsik was serving concurrent four-year and two-year terms for writing books and in right-wing publications that praised the Hitler era and contained anti-Jewish sentiments. He still had over a year left to serve. Court official Gerhard Hinger said Thursday the decision to release the 68-year-old Honsik was reached Monday.
Jewish Leaders Slam Mel Gibson, Warner Bros. for `Judah Maccabee' Movie
The Hollywood Reporter
Prominent Jewish leaders are beginning to speak out against Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. over their planned movie based on the life of religious icon Judah Maccabee.
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...an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" allegedly defamed Israel. Link: http://tinyurl.com/3pltqg2
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