Chairman of pro-Israel group from US Congress addresses Knesset

US Congressman addresses Knesset Christian Allies Caucus about greater
cooperation with American group
The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) met on Thursday with US
Congressman Dave Weldon, co-Chairman of the Congressional Israel Allies
Caucus (CIAC), a pro-Israel organization comprised of members of the US
House of Representatives. The CIAC was established in July 2006 in
response to the initiative of its sister caucus, the Knesset Christian
Allies Caucus.  
Opposition leader and Chairman of Likud, MK Benjamin Netanyahu, as well
as many Christian leaders attended the meeting. The participants
discussed cooperation between the KCAC and the CIAC. At the event, MK
Benny Elon (National Union), chairman of the KCAC, and Congressman
Weldon ratified a joint resolution between the two sister groups.  
“This resolution will act as a blueprint for political cooperation
between the KCAC and its sister caucuses.” Josh Reinstein, the director
of the CIAC, said. The resolution is set to be signed by all of the
chairmen of the 11 sister caucuses later this year.
Congressman Weldon called for the “unity of all peoples of good will to
declare that those who stand together for freedom, democracy and
justice must stand with Israel in its hour of greatest …

Ashkenazi warns of war on the horizon

Mark Weiss
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi warned the army on
Wednesday to be ready for a new conflagration in the region.
“There are dangers to our survival on the horizon and great challenges
to Israeli security. The IDF needs to ensure a rapid victory in any
conflict and I cannot guarantee that we won't need to act in the near
future,” Ashkenazi said at a graduation ceremony for a ground forces
officers training course at the Officer Training School near Mitzpe
Ramon.
The army chief said the IDF's job was and remained to serve as “a
safety net” for the continued existence and success of the State of
Israel.
Also attending the ceremony was Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who told
the soldiers that the lessons of the Second Lebanon War had been
internalized, and that Israel was now better prepared for any conflict.

“The lessons of the war are being implemented at all levels of command
in the IDF: in the branches, corps, commands and the departments of the
General Staff,” Olmert said. “Unprecedented resources today allow the
IDF to train more, prepare better for a time of trouble, and train
commanders and fighters at all …

Ahmadinejad: Israel filthy bacteria

Jpost staff and michal lando
In yet another verbal attack against Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad called the Jewish state a “filthy bacteria” whose sole
purpose was to oppress the other nations of the region.
“The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime,
which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast,”
the Iranian president told supporters at a rally in southern Iran.
“[Israel] won support [from the other nations] which created it as a
scarecrow, so as to keep the people of this area under control,”
Ahmadinejad said.
Referring to the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad
Mughniyeh, the Iranian leader said that Israel “uses terror as a threat
every day, and afterwards is happy and joyful.”
Meanwhile, the Israeli mission to the United Nations has written a
letter of complaint to the UN Security Council, protesting recent
remarks by two senior members of the Iranian regime threatening Israel.

Last week, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that
Commander-General Muhammad Ali Jafari of the Iranian Revolutionary
Guard Corps wrote in a letter to Hizbullah head Hassan Nasrallah that
he was convinced “that Hizbullah's might is increasing with every
passing day, and …

US, Israel see eye to eye on Iran threat

By SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL   
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Israel and the US see nearly eye-to-eye on the threat of a nuclear
Iran, differing only on when Teheran will be able to build an atomic
bomb, a key American senator told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.  
US Sen. Jon Kyl, right, shakes hands with Knesset speaker and acting
President Dalia Itzik during their meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
Photo: AP
“There is now and always has been a slight difference of opinion about
the precise timing of the threat of [a nuclear] Iran, but in response
to the fundamental nature of Iran's desire to acquire nuclear weapons,
and its ongoing development of fuels for that purpose, there is no
difference of opinion in that regard,” said Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona).
Recent intelligence assessments provided to the Knesset's Foreign
Affairs and Defense Committee suggested that Iran could have a nuclear
weapon by the end of 2009. US intelligence estimates, however, say it
will take the Islamic Republic at least one year longer.
Kyl is the Senate minority whip and a close ally of Sen. John McCain
(R-Arizona), the front-runner for the Republican presidential
nomination.
Kyl, who led a …

Homosexual activity cause of earthquake, Shas MK says

'The Gemara mentions a number of causes of earthquakes, one of which is
homosexuality, which the Knesset legitimizes,' Benizri says regarding
last Friday's tremor
Amnon Meranda
The recent earthquake that was felt across Israel was the result of the
“homosexual activity practiced in the country”, Knesset Member Shlomo
Benizri said Wednesday.
During a special Knesset session on Israel's preparedness for the
possibility of another earthquake hitting the region, the Shas member
said “the Gemara refers to earthquakes as disasters, but you are
searching only for the practical solutions how to prevent and repair.  
“But I no of another way to prevent earthquakes; the Gemara mentions a
number of causes of earthquakes, one of which is homosexuality, which
the Knesset legitimizes,” Benizri said.  
An earthquake registering 5.3 on the Richter Scale was felt by
residents across Israel at 12:36 pm Friday. The trembling lasted for 19
seconds and shook structures in many major towns and cities.  
Reports of shaking were received from Nahariya in the north down to
Beersheba. Magen David Adom emergency services said there were no
reports of injuries, but several people suffered from shock.  
Last month fellow Shas member Nissim Ze'ev stirred controversy when …

Educators say evolution still 'theory'

Panel had asked state board to teach ideas as fact
A decision by the Florida Board of Education to qualify evolution as a
“theory” when the concept is taught in public schools has triggered a
gusher of outrage from those faithful to Darwinian philosophy.
“Creationism is NOT science and is for fools who believe in fairy
tales,” wrote boston85 on a Tampa Bay Online forum after the state
board simply voted to describe evolution as a “theory.” It wasn't even
considering allowing teaching alternative beliefs about the origins of
the universe, such as creationism or intelligent design.
Added Brian06, “What is the problem? Darwin's theory of evolution by
means of natural selection has stood the test of SCIENTIFIC studies and
investigations. Why are the people against the writings in Darwin's
book and have yet NEVER read it and yet they 'claim' to live their live
(sic) by bible (sic) which they have also NEVER read!”
And lornoborno wrote: “You religious fanatics make us look like
backwards fools to the rest of the world. Asia will overtake us in
science and technology – you are hurting the USA worse than any
terrorist or communist regime. Your stupid medieval myths do not …