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The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission issued the following statement today: "I am very concerned by the latest escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel.I condemn the firing of rockets and mortars into Israel, and call on both sides to refrain fromexacerbating the situation. Further regrettable loss of life and injury must be avoided.I support the mediation efforts by Egypt and reiterate that there is no place for violence in theMiddle East. It is only through resumed negotiations that the legitimate aspirations of bothPalestinians and Israelis will be met, through a two-state solution."

Senior Telecom and Hi-Tech Executives from Around the World, Led by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Set to Participate in the Upcoming Israeli Presidential Conference

Approximately 200 leading speakers from Israel and abroad have already confirmed their participation in the conference, set to take place June 19-21 in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel, May 20, 2012 - The Steering Committee of the 2012 Israeli Presidential Conference, 'Facing Tomorrow', announced today that the  Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, as well as senior executives from the global hi-tech and marketing industry, have confirmed their participation in the upcoming conference as speakers at the event. They will be joining more than 200 leading academics, politicians, economists, technologists, scientists, entertainers and businessmen from around the world.

Israel takes note of the decision of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) that at this stage the Court has no jurisdiction over complaints filed by the Palestinian Authority.

 Israel made it clear in the first place that the ICC has no jurisdiction in this matter.

 In Israel, the issue has, for an extensive period of time already, been addressed by inter-ministerial teams, headed by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Justice, with the participation of other bodies.

 While Israel welcomes the decision on the lack of ICC jurisdiction, it  has reservations regarding some of the legal pronouncements and assumptions in the Prosecutor's statement.

Anti-Democratic Tendencies in today's multicultural Europe, Tel Aviv, May 1, 2012.
Findings of the FES study: "Intolerance, Prejudice and Discrimination – A European Report", investigating causes of racism and Anti-Semitism in Europe will be discussed.

The news desk editors must be going insane. The Japanese earthquake tragedy is the top story; bigtime news. Shutting out everything else. In some of the media, the questions raised about the future of nuclear power almost overshadow the human tragedy. Everyone has his/her priorities …

By Jonathan Danilowitz


Here in Israel, at Itamar, the slaughter of an innocent family, including a 3-month old infant, apparently by Palestinian terrorists (the army is still searching), was also largely overshadowed by news of the Japanese earthquake. Israeli news media reported it at large, but it hardly made a blip on international radars. Five people - the parents and three young kids - had their throats slashed as they slept.


Finally, the world’s liberals and human rights activists made soothing statements and declarations of how inhuman & barbaric the perpetrators were. However, some even managed to hint that the victims were actually at fault, for being Israelis, for being Jews, for living in Itamar.


I was sickened at the crocodile tears. The self-same people who incite hatred and terrorism against Israel, were wringing their hands at the “awful tragedy”.


Except that they should have been scrubbing their hands to remove the blood. Because the blood of the murdered civilians will forever taint the hands of the very people who bemoan the fate of the children now, but who were inciting against Israel just a moment before.  They are as guilty of the murders as the murderers themselves.


Today, more news: The “Viktoria”, stopped on the high seas by the Israeli Navy, is being unloaded of its ghastly weaponry, sent from Syria/Iran to the Hamas terrorists in Gaza. I’m waiting to see which, if any, of the leftist liberal organizations condemns the arming of terrorists out to murder civilians.


I’m not holding my breath.

Via The Real Israel's Blog- http://reallyisrael.wordpress.com/

Photo provided by Jonathan Danilowitz