Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve!
But in the meantime... you can read the following informative articles...
Caroline Glick: A mature Israeli-US partnership
In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and the global war on terror that quickly ensued, it is difficult to remember that the first challenge to American security that the Bush administration encountered came not from the Arabs but from the Chinese. Read more here. Or if that link doesn't work for you, the article is also here.
Daniel Pipes: Why is America upping the hundreds of million$ it already gives the ‘Palestinians’?
Arafat's successor is hell-bent on destroying Israel. Yasser Arafat died last month. This month, his death is prompting plans for a foreign aid bounty of $500 million to $1 billion a year for the Palestinians. Read the rest here.
IMRA (Independent Media Review Analysis) correction: Vatican takes Sri Lanka to task (NOT Israel) for their rejection of Israeli aid. This story should be read and correction understood. Check it out here.
Or you can read the following hopeful articles...
Palestinian couple helps Israeli honeymooners
A pair of Israeli newlyweds have described how a Palestinian couple came to their rescue during Thailand's tsunami disaster, paying for them to fly back home after they had lost all their cash. Read the rest of the article here.
INTERESTING NOTE: I originally saw this article in my bridgesforpeace.com newsletter, though they didn't have it on their site as yet. So I searched the net for it. I found different variations, with only one including this version of the couple saying they plan to stay in touch with the Palestinian couple who saved their lives -- something called the Palestine Chronicle. The ones who published the shortened article that left that part out? The Sydney Morning Herald, The Hindustan Times (India), The Peninsula On-line (Qatar) and Khaleej Times (I think it's based in the U.A.E.)
Elderly Sisters Start New Lives in Israel
JERUSALEM - Two German-born sisters in their 90s, both Nazi concentration camp survivors, began new lives Thursday by settling into an Israeli senior citizens home after spending more than half a century in the United States. Read the rest here.
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