In his new book Jared Kushner claims that separating the Territorial dispute from the Jerusalem issue was a key element leading to the Abraham Accords. Too bad he didn’t take his thinking one step further and also break the refugee issue away from the territorial dispute. The whole world (including the Arabs) knows that the … More One More Tiny Step
The Media seems full of reports on murders, assassinations, and mass killings. I’m going to focus on just part of them. I mentioned Shireen Abu Akleb in a previous post. The main change is that CNN decided to blame Israel after an investigation that consulted ONLY proponents of the Palestinian claims. Small wonder that they … More Assassinations !?
Here are a few of the newest models in my collection of WWI camouflaged ships. It includes a pattern prepared for USS Tacoma, but which may never have been used. There are also examples of large transports ST Louis and ST Paul that served as auxiliary cruisers in the Spanish-American War and were requisitioned again … More New Additions to My Collection
I’m a graduate of the US Navy Nuclear Weapon Handling Course. A few decades ago I was even in charge of a team that might have been called upon to move a nuclear weapon from one location to another. Part of that course included learning about the effects of nuclear weapons. They’re really frightening. So … More Like a Trailer for a Horror Movie
While All the big media networks were following the hostage situation in Coffeyville, Texas, there were other places that didn’t get as much attention. My area is one of them. In Jerusalem there has been an ongoing confrontation between the police and some Arab residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The Arab families live in … More It’s Still a Tough Neighborhood
Despite the declarations and posturing, the United States is NOT preventing Iran from making a nuclear weapon. The Mullahs have increased their level of making weapon quality Uranium (much more concentrated than what is needed for civilian applications) and current estimates are that Iran already has enough to manufacture at least 2 nuclear weapons. Having … More Bomb, Bomb, Who’s got the Bomb?
When an apartment building in Florida collapsed Israel sent a rescue team to help find survivors. Recently, a 15 man team from the Miami-Dade County Fire and Rescue came to Israel to meet with the Israelis who had come to their aid, and to spend a little time training and discussing rescue and search techniques. … More A Sincere Thank You
I was recently watching a documentary series on technological progress..It reminded me of when I spent time investigating some ideas that were once considered cutting edge.One such idea was something I spent a lot of time on; identifying aircraft using narrow beam radar.This was over 40 years ago. Nobody had lasers back then.Computers had not … More Yesterday’s Technology
Housing prices in Israel, where we live, have risen by a large percentage this past year. It’s probably not just a local phenomenon. The COVID pandemic has resulted in prices for materials going up. Also labor costs have risen. The de facto failure of the Palestinian Authority to implement any unified vaccination program means that … More The Best Nest
I posted yesterday morning. In the afternoon I went to the Israeli Knesset for the program marking the defeat of Nazi Germany. While waiting for the program to begin I spoke with the Belgian Ambassador to Israel. I mentioned much of what I had posted during our conversation. Then we entered the main hall. After … More Gambling with Lives