It’s not the plane, it’s the man in the cockpit: Brig.Gen.(res.) Ran Pecker-Ronen

Inspiration from Zion: This is a Love Story

Legendary pilot Brig. Gen.(res.) Ran Pecker-Ronen passed away today. He was 80 years old.

Considered to be one of the best commanders in the IAF, an ACE pilot, he flew over 350 combat missions in his 27 years of service.

The IAF is one of the best air forces in the world. Daring missions and ingenious dog-fights have inspired awe in pilots worldwide. The IAF has earned this reputation due to legendary pilots like Brig. Gen.(res.) Ran Pecker-Ronen.

May our current and next generations live up to their standards.

This documentary covers some of the history-making missions of the IAF. You can get a feel for the kind of people our pilots are: unique individuals, wildly independent and stunningly bold. This of course comes in addition to physical perfection, with precision reactions and razor sharp wits.

Brig. Gen.(res.) Ran Pecker-Ronen appears at: 13:00. May his memory be a blessing and an…

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What do you do when someone sets your neighborhood on fire?

Inspiration from Zion: This is a Love Story

One week after my city was set on fire, I’m having a hard time writing about what happened. It’s different when something traumatic happens to you.

I don’t even have a full picture of the day in my head. It’s like scenes in a play, disjointed blips and in between, blank.

Last week, before the fire:

“I have to water the garden. Everything is dry as bone. The plants will die.”

My house is surrounded by greenery that makes the area seem tranquil, although we are actually just a few steps away from one of the main centers of Haifa.

In the beginning of last week, looking at the garden I saw thirsty plants, pitifully shriveled from the too dry weather.

On Thursday I saw a death trap.

Suspicion (Wednesday):

Fires in Zichron Ya’acov, a small town, 30 minutes down the road.

Suspicions of terrorist acts of arson were in…

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The Forever War

The Undefended Border

barack-obama-isis-speech-1 The President goes to war

Today, thirteen years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, America is once again girding for war. “Once again” might not be quite the right phrase to use, since it suggests that we are on the cusp of a transition from a state of peace to a state of war, yet this country has not been at peace for more than a decade.

From the perspective of this day in 2014, President George W. Bush’s speech from the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California on 1 May 2003 seems like a sick joke. For those too forgetful, or too young (like many of my students) to remember, the president strode heroically across the carrier’s flight deck from a Lockheed Viking ASW bomber, clad in a Navy flight suit, with his aviator’s helmet under his arm…

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For My Birthday


This year, for my birthday, I wanted to write up a list of charities and foundations and organizations that I wish I could donate money to, like: Alley Cat Allies, North Shore Animal League America, The Anti-Defamation League, the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and on and on. But I feel overwhelmed by all of the rights I want to protect. I’ve been exhausted lately and maybe that’s why the fear hit me so hard after the election. I know how little energy I have left, to fight for my rights and my safety, and I just wanted someone else to take care of it. Some people are out protesting, and others are donating money to good causes, and still others are signing up for newspaper subscriptions online, to support actual journalism over the fake news we’ve gotten used to in our post-factual world. I want to do all of those things…

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Message from the Publisher

Orange Street News

People want to know why so many businesses are “leafing” Selinsgrove!

That may sound like a bad pun, but just keep reading.

As you’ve read in my page 2 story, businesses are leaving Selinsgrove. In January, Selinsgrove might be losing another business. High Vacancy Fire Arms on Market Street.

Just last month a Selinsgrove business owner Nathan Fisher of Vivace Music at 28 N Market was fined $150. His crime? He wanted to replace a tree in front his of store to make it look nicer with another tree.

“I really care about plants/the environment and took great care in selecting what was planted…I put a sign up like I did with the mural as a courtesy to passersbys so they wouldn’t think I was removing the tree without replacing it,” Fisher told the OSN.

The town wasn’t having it!

Borough Manager Paul Williams filed the complaint against Nathan…

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Woolworth’s store scraps Christmas decorations telling customers the shop is now Muslim???

Woolworth’s store scraps Christmas decorations telling customers the shop is now Muslim

Source: Woolworth’s store scraps Christmas decorations telling customers the shop is now Muslim

Shocked shoppers were told the news after they discovered the Yultide selection had been put on display, and then taken down just days later

A MASSIVE row has erupted after staff at a Woolworth’s branch boasted that they would not have any Christmas decorations this year because it’s now a Muslim store.

Shocked locals in the German town of Dortmund were told the news after they discovered that the Yultide selection including tree decorations and chocolate Santas had been put on display, and then taken down just days later.

When they enquired about the reason, a staff member at the store said: “We are a Muslim business now. We do not want to sell Christmas articles.”

The branch manager Seda Capakcur, 25, told local media no Christmas articles would be sold anymore.

She said: “The Christmas articles are hardly in demand here. Already last year, everything remained unsold.”

Spokeswoman Diana Preisert said: “Woolworth is, of course, not a Muslim company. Christmas merchandise is available from September onwards and should be sold out by the end of December.

“In this branch, however, demand was too low. Therefore the goods were distributed to other branches.”

She said the reason for not selling the decorations was that there were simply no customers left in the area as Muslims had replaced most of the Christians.

The company spokeswoman added that this had created specific “local conditions” that meant low interest in Christmas items from the small number of Christians remaining in the area of Dortmund who were interested in celebrating the festival.

According to city officials, the share of Christians in the total population of Northern Dortmund where the store is located is 29.2 percent.

Over 70 percent belong to other religions or have no allegiance.

Mass immigration in the name of multiculturalism only wipes out the host culture. Coming to America soon. They are already here.

Haifa fires die down, many others break out – #Israelfires

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The devastating wildfires in Haifa appear to have died down, and now one can see the level of damage caused to the city:

However other fires were still smouldering when Shabbat began, and over Shabbat more destructive fires broke out or were deliberately set, particularly in the towns of Bet Meir and Neveh Tzuf-Halamish.

Firefighters tackle the ferocious blaze at Nataf in the Judean Hills Firefighters tackle the ferocious blaze at Nataf in the Jerusalem Hills

According to security forces, after the initial fires, arsonists “jumped on the bandwagon“:

Amid signs that the wave of wildfires that have blight Israel since Tuesday was being brought under control, Israeli security officials on Saturday night gave preliminary indications that weather was the prime cause of the initial blazes but that arsonists jumped on the bandwagon increasingly from Wednesday and into the weekend.

Israeli security forces have arrested…

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No ‘safe spaces’ for Jews? First hand account of hatred at Hen Mazzig event in London — UK Media Watch

I tried dialogue pointing out the carnage taking place across the Islamic world and asked why they were indifferent to the slaughter of their co-religionists in industrial numbers but they were not interested. Nothing could placate them. Israel was the focus of their universe and the fount of all evil with Hen as the object of their mania.

via No ‘safe spaces’ for Jews? First hand account of hatred at Hen Mazzig event in London — UK Media Watch