Aktuelles vom 22. September 2017 – 02. Tischrei 5778 – Rosch Haschanah 2

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ÜBRIGENS: WANN WIRD ENDLICH DIE BIBEL UMGESCHRIEBEN, AUF DASS SIE UNESCO-KONFORM IST??


EINSEITIGE GESPRÄCHE:

Deutsche Politiker treffen in Israel meist linke Aktivisten

Mitglieder der Bundesregierung haben in Israel in den vergangenen dreieinhalb Jahren fast ausschließlich NGOs aus dem linken Spektrum getroffen. Grünen-Politiker Beck kritisiert politische Einseitigkeit. Wenn Politiker ins Ausland reisen, organisieren sie neben Treffen mit ihren Fachkollegen gern Begegnungen mit Nichtregierungsorganisationen. Die NGOs sollen Aufschluss geben, wie die Bürgergesellschaft (die wegen einer schlampigen Übersetzung des englischen Begriffs „civil society“ in Deutschland fälschlich „Zivilgesellschaft“ genannt wird, als handele es sich um ein Gegengewicht zum Militär) über aktuelle Entwicklungen denkt….


Israelkritik:

Pop ist jetzt Kampfplatz

Der Nahostkonflikt wird in Berlin ausgetragen: Die britische Rapperin Kate Tempest hat ein Konzert an der neuen Volksbühne abgesagt, weil sie politisch bedroht wird….


Tourismus:

Wellness-Urlaub mit Naturheilmitteln

Sie ist schon unmittelbar über das Wohlgefühl wirksam und kommt zumindest mit dem Versprechen der Gesundheitsförderung. Eine Auswahl:

– Totes Meer in Israel und Jordanien: Der am tiefsten gelegene See der Erde bietet Linderung für Hautgeschädigte und Allergiker – durch Sonne, mineralhaltigen Schlamm und die 30-prozentige Sole. An beiden Ufern des Sees ermöglichen Wellnesshotels den Zugang zum Wasser, in Jordanien etwa das „Mövenpick Dead Sea“. Der ein wenig nach Schwefel riechende schwarze Schlamm macht die Haut nach einer Viertelstunde zart und rosig. Beim Schweben im Wasser verteilt er sich dann langsam wieder im See, bis die Süßwasserdusche den Körper von Salz befreit. Veranstalter wie Fit Reisen bieten Urlaubern Totes-Meer-Kuren….


Religion:

Juden und Muslime feiern an diesem Donnerstag Neujahr

Nach außen ist davon nichts zu sehen: kein Feuerwerk, keine vermüllten Straßen, keine Feiernden, die nach durchzechter Nacht nach Hause schwanken. Und doch ist dieser Donnerstag für viele Münchner etwas Besonderes: Juden und Muslime feiern an diesem Tag ihr Neujahrsfest. Für die einen beginnt das Jahr 5778, für die anderen das Jahr 1439. Und für alle ist es einer der höchsten Feiertage im Jahr….


TOURISMUS:

Das Heilige Land mit der Bibel entdecken

Der Terror in Israel ist weitgehend unter Kontrolle. Die kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen infolge des „Arabischen Frühlings“ und der Bürgerkrieg in Syrien berühren Israel zur Zeit kaum noch. Die Politik der „offenen Himmels“ hat die Flugkosten drastisch gesenkt und die Zahl der Flüge aus fernen Ländern wie Indien oder China dramatisch erhöht. Die Touristen kommen heute auch aus Staaten, die keine religiöse oder kulturelle Verbindungen zum „Heiligen Land“ der drei monotheistischen Religionen haben. Und jeder findet in dem geografisch winzigen aber landschaftlich und kulturell besonders vielfältigen Land alles was er sucht: Relaxen am Strand, Wanderungen durch die Wüste, Radtouren, Kulturgeschichte aus allen Weltgegenden und mehreren Jahrtausenden, grosse Museen, modernstes Hightech und ein musikalisches Überangebot von Klassik bis zu grossen Popkonzerten….


Palästinensischer Politiker verärgert Boykottbewegung

Der frühere palästinensische Häftlingsminister Aschraf al-Adschrami sorgt für Kritik bei Anhängern der anti-israelischen Boykottbewegung. Anlass ist eine Äußerung auf einer Konferenz des Jerusalemer Zentrums für öffentliche Angelegenheiten. Doch auch seine bloße Teilnahme an der Tagung ist den Kritikern ein Dorn im Auge, wie die israelische Tageszeitung „Ma’ariv“ am Mittwoch berichtete. Al-Adschami wird mit den Worten zitiert, während seiner Amtszeit habe er das Gesetz über die Zahlungen an Familien von Terroristen nicht umgesetzt, um nicht zu Gewalt zu ermutigen….


DEBORAH LIPSTADT:

A HISTORIAN’S REAL-LIFE DRAMA UNFOLDS ON THE BIG SCREEN

According to family lore, Deborah Lipstadt has always been a independent self-starter. From the strong-willed toddler who would utter, “Me do it,” to the ambitious acclaimed historian she became, Lipstadt was her own woman. It is ironic then, in the film about her life, the movie centers around a time when she was most vulnerable: an arduous seven-year libel trail against Holocaust denier David Irving. Ostensibly, the film Denial, in which she is played by Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, is about that dramatic showdown between her and Irving. But it also tells the story of an independent woman’s blind faith in her representation and our obligation as a society to respect and defend the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust….


MEXIKO:

ISRAELI SEARCH AND RESCUE BEGAN OPERATION

Israel-based international aid agency iAID Search & Rescue team has begun searching for survivors in Mexico. iAID’s 15 member international emergency response team is working in sites where survivors are suspected to be buried. The team is working with the IDF mission on the ground and local officials to better increase efficiency of the search operation….


„NEUE“ VERSCHWÖRUNGSTHEORIE:

FORMER CIA OFFICER BLAMES JEWS FOR AMERICA’S WARS

Valerie Plame Wilson, a former covert CIA operative, caused a controversy on Thursday when she tweeted several antisemitic messages to her nearly 50,000 followers.  “American Jews are driving America’s Wars,“ the rampage began. The tweet linked to an article from UNZ.com, a site that claims „a collection of interesting, important, and controversial perspectives largely excluded from the American Mainstream Media.’….


#1 JARED KUSHNER AND IVANKA TRUMP:  

THE ULTIMATE JEWISH POWER COUPLE

On January 20, hours after her father took the oath of office, Ivanka Trump took in a private moment with her family in the White House residence for the first time. The inauguration this year fell on a Friday, and before making an exception to go out that night to celebrate, the Jewish first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, were intent to mark the Sabbath. They did so in the Lincoln Bedroom, lighting Shabbat candles in Donald Trump’s latest home– and in doing so marked the first time this religious act was performed on White House grounds. It was a clarifying personal moment for Ivanka, in which she realized the significance of her role ahead as a public figure and, months later, as a formal adviser to the president of the United States….


ANALYSE:

WHY IS IRAQ’S OFFENSIVE TO RECLAIM HAWIJA FROM ISIS IMPORTANT?

In the early morning hours of September 21, the Iraqi army began operations to retake Hawija from Islamic State. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the operation in the morning, as has been his custom for major operations such as Mosul over the last year. Photos posted on Twitter showed him meeting with the key elements of the operation, the Iraqi army, the Federal Police and the Hashd al-Shaabi or ‚Popular Mobilization Units,‘ a group of Shia militias….


NEW YORK:

RABBI TO LEAD ANNUAL MUSLIM DAY PARADE

A rabbi will lead this year’s annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City. Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president and founder of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, will serve as honorary grand marshal of Sunday’s parade. Schneier was chosen in recognition of his pioneering work in the field of Muslim-Jewish relations in the United States and around the world, according to organizers….(Ob das Oberrabbinat in Jerusalem das billigt?? WD)


TECHNISCHE STÖRUNG:

MALFUNCTION HALTS ISRAEL’S NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

A malfunction in the Tamar gas field off the coast of Israel Thursday morning halted the production of natural gas. In response, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz activated section eight of the state’s emergency protocol. This section gives Steinitz the authority to decide which factories will be allocated liquid gas for daily functioning and production until the malfunction is fixed and production of natural gas resumes….


TOD EINES LEIBWÄCHTERS:

FOUL PLAY QUESTIONS SURROUND THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF HEZBOLLAH BODYGUARD

arab media reports this week suggest that Musa Muhamad Wahabi, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s personal bodyguard, who died last week, was assassinated. The Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Jarida [The Newspaper] published an interview with an undisclosed source that claimed that Wahabi, who died a week ago, was taken out by members of his own organization. Reportedly, the reason for doing is was because he knew too much about the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri….


NEGEV:

With Ballistic Missile Radar, U.S. Opens First Permanent Military Base in Israel

The first permanent U.S. military base in Israel was dedicated on Monday. A few dozen American soldiers will live and work on the base, situated inside the school of the Aerial Defense Division of the Israel Air Force, in the Negev. High-ranking U.S. officers attended the dedication ceremony. Brig. Gen. Zvi Haimovich, the commander of the division, said the new base reflects the close military cooperation between Israel and the United States….


ANWALT MACHT GELTEND:

Belgium Jewish Museum Attack Suspect Denied Treatment for Brain Tumor

The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium said Thursday his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment. Mehdi Nemmouche is suspected of gunning down the four with an assault weapon in the Brussels museum in May 2014. He has been in solitary confinement without trial for three years….(Es ist schon eigenartig, dass Terroristen, die Juden oder jüdische Einrichtungen angreifen, immer öfters als „geisteskrank“ und deshalb „schuldunfähig“ erklärt werden!! Nach ein paar Jahren Anstalt werden sie dann wohl als „geheilt“ entlassen?? WD)


INTERVIEW:

How satire got a cartoonist fired from a Jewish newspaper

Virtually no person or subject is safe from cartoonist and satirist Eli Valley’s knifelike nib. Throughout his career he’s skewered Abraham Foxman, former national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. He’s taken umbrage at the notion that intermarriage will erode one’s Jewish identity. He’s sent more than a few barbs Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s way. And now, for the first time, Valley’s work is available in “Diaspora Boy: Comics on Crisis in America and Israel.”….


NEUE LUFTSCHLÄGE?:

Israeli jets said to strike weapons convoy outside Damascus

Israeli warplanes on Friday morning struck Hezbollah targets outside Damascus, reports in Syrian and Lebanese media outlets said. According to the reports, three separate strikes were carried out near the Damascus International Airport, an area known to be a stronghold of the Iranian-backed terrorist group. No casualties were reported….


GAZA:

Squeezed on all sides, Hamas bids for reconciliation

When Hamas announced this week it would accept demands from rivals Fatah in a bid for Palestinian reconciliation, it was the latest in months of shifts for the terrorist group. Faced with isolation, the weakening of a key ally and a humanitarian crisis, Hamas has reached out to former allies and old enemies….


UNFAIRER PROZESS IN FRANKREICH?:

Canadian supporters seek release of Paris synagogue attack suspect

Supporters of Hassan Diab, a Canadian professor suspected in a deadly 1980 attack on a Paris synagogue, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday to encourage French authorities to release him. “We urge you to intervene and bring Hassan home,” said a letter to Trudeau signed by more than 600 people and organizations….


ISRAELISCHE FORSCHER:

Starving cells of oxygen can help them kill cancers

Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a method to reinforce the power of cells that kill cancerous tumors by starving them of oxygen, allowing immunotherapy treatments to be used in targeting previously immune solid tumors. The research was published in the journal Cell Reports. In the article, the researchers liken the new, toughened cells to athletes who train in high altitudes, where the percentage of oxygen in the air is lower….


ZUERST KAMEN DIE SCHLÄGE:

Tortured by the PA for foiling terror, Palestinian finds remedy in Israeli court

Walid hates the nights. They are lonely and terrifying in their silence. He is a short and stocky 50-something with a bald head, who, even while telling the tale of his torture, manages to crack a few jokes with a grin. He would surely be the jokester in a group of friends, but he says he doesn’t have any. Walid sleeps with the television on to prevent painful memories from surfacing. He always leaves his windows open, even in the winter, because he can’t stomach closed spaces. Often he wakes up in the middle of the night from bad dreams, sometimes with wet sheets. He desperately wants to have children. He can’t, though. Not since interrogators from the Palestinian Authority destroyed his sexual organs….(Das sind die „lieben“ Araber, die von den Gutmenschen so verteidigt werden!! WD)


GEMEINSAM HELFEN:

Jerusalem hospital, Russian Jews team up to treat disabled children

Russian Jewish leaders and an Israeli social services agency are teaming up to address the growing plight of disabled Jewish children in Russia. The Sept. 14 signing of a cooperation agreement between Shalva and the Russian Jewish Congress follows a 2015 health reform in Russia that discontinued services for hundreds of thousands of disabled persons there….(Diese Gesundheitsreform ist in den deutschen Medien nicht angekommen!! WD)


ROSCH HASCHANAH:

250 volunteer shofar blowers, 300 prayer leaders to provide services in Israel

The Tzohar Rabbinical Organization in partnership with Yachad Ohr Torah Stone will host services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, expecting to reach nearly 70,000 people throughout Israel. Through its network of volunteers, 250 shofar blowers will provide their services in cities, moshavim and kibbutzim and an additional 300 people will lead holiday services….


KLAGEMAUER:

In response to court, state shuts door on Western Wall deal

The State of Israel has no plans to “rethink” its freeze of a 2016 government decision to create a permanent pluralistic prayer platform at the Western Wall — and the court can’t compel it to implement the plan, according to an 11-page state response to the court filed Tuesday. An August 31 High Court decision had directed the state to readdress its refusal to implement the January 2016 government decision, and if not, “whether there is a legal option [for the court] to obligate the state to implement the Western Wall decision”….