WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The March 7 National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” at the National Press Club will present the following experts:
By Keith Maart
(see also Aletho News)
Zim American-Israeli Shipping (“Zim”) was the predecessor company of the present Zim Integrated Shipping Services and was 49 percent owned by the Israeli government on 9/11….At the time of the 9/11 attacks Zim was one of two Israeli companies with lease contracts at the World Trade Center….Amazingly fortunate for Zim, the company moved out of the WTC around Sept. 4, 2001 and into a newly built office building in Norfolk, VA, even though they had a significant remaining lease obligation at the WTC…
The new movie, “Son of God,” doesn’t seem to be garnering especially favorable reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives it just a 22% rating, with the comment, “The faithful may find their spirits raised, but on purely cinematic terms, Son of God is too dull and heavy-handed to spark much fervor.”
Ah, but one film critic most assuredly is giving the motion picture a hearty, thumbs-up endorsement–the ADL’s Abe Foxman. It seems Foxman and/or his staff took time out from the vitally important work of ferreting out anti-Semites to meet with the film’s producers and offer them “guidance.” The Ugly Truth website has published an article on Foxman’s glowing praise of the new movie. Check it out here.
An al-Qaeda-linked militant group has called on Christians in a Syrian city it controls to pay a levy in gold and curb displays of their faith in return for protection.
The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), mainly composed of foreign nationals, addressed the demands to the Christians in the eastern city of Raqqa.
By FRANKLIN LAMB
Seyeda Zeinab, Syria
During a meeting at the Dama Rose hotel in Damascus the other morning, this observer was briefed by ‘Abu Modar,” a reputedly battle-honed field commander of the “Death Brigade,” a unit based in the northern Syria Eskanderoun region, north of Latakia. Abu Modar explained that he personally had chosen the rather peculiar name for his outfit to symbolize the willingness of its members to die for their cause—protecting Syria.
As President Obama’s attempt to pass an extension of insurance benefits for unemployed American failed once again in Congress, he came up with a creative solution for desperate Americans trying to put food on the family table. “I may not have the power to care for impoverished Americans,” he is reported to have said, “but there is no limit to spending on Syrian rebels. I am therefore increasing the amount that we pay for their salaries.”