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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 23, 2013/ 17 Elul, 5773

Al Jazeera America is da bomb?

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Well, it happened on Tuesday August 20th. The official launch of Al Jazeera America. Finally, a news channel for all you Jew-haters out there. Whoops, sorry. Shame on me. I shouldn't paint the network so narrowly.

To be more exact, what I should say is Al Jazeera is a news channel for America-haters, Western civilization-haters, Elite Progressives, Muslim Brotherhood supporters AND Jew-haters. I may be redundant here, but I think I've covered it all. I wouldn't want to leave anyone out.

As you might recall, in December 2012, the Al Jazeera network, which is owned by the Arab government of Qatar, purchased the American cable network Current TV from Al Gore and his investor group. The former vice president pocketed an estimated $100 million from that transaction. Al Gore, what a guy! Always in it for the betterment of mankind…if by mankind you mean Al Gore.

In its opening day promo, Al Jazeera featured Hillary Clinton and John McCain praising the network. I get the Hillary connection, but why McCain? Maybe some kind of weird political quid pro quo? Who knows.

But the important thing is, at last we have a news network which helps promote Sharia law into the very heartland of our country. All Muslim, all the time. Now home-grown jihadists can get their hate-filed news coverage from coast to coast. Al Jazeera is the perfect mirror image of Fox News. Unfair and unbalanced.

All through the years we fought terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, Al Jazeera had a decidedly anti-American bias, known as the mouthpiece for al Qaeda and inciting violence against U.S. troops. It has always been a pro-Arab, anti-West news service. Just last month 22 staff members at Al Jazeera's Egyptian news operation resigned to protest what anchor Karem Mahmoud described as the network's "biased coverage" that skews their reporting of recent events in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Mahmoud, now the former anchor at Egypt's Al Jazeera news operation, said that "the management of [Al Jazeera] in Doha [Qatar] provokes sedition among the Egyptian people and has an agenda against Egypt and other Arab countries." At every broadcast, Mahmoud said "there are instructions to us to telecast certain news" that casts the Muslim Brotherhood in a favorable light.

Ah yes. Al Jazeera is the very same network that threw a birthday party for a terrorist child-killer a few years ago. As reported by Fox News' Brit Hume in July of 2008, "The Arab news network Al-Jazeera celebrated the birthday of released Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar with a cake and fireworks. The Middle East Media Research Institute reports that Kuntar, who shot an Israeli child's father in front of her, and then beat her to death with his rifle, was given a hero's welcome on the network."

Yes indeed. This is the same network that ignored the rape of an American journalist in Tarhir Square during the so-called "Arab Spring." The same network that has continually refused to report on terror attacks against Israeli civilians and uses its website to publish anti-Jewish articles, the latest one just this last May. That particular piece got so much criticism that Al Jazeera quickly removed it after just a few days saying they "should have done better." Probably meaning they should have done better not to get caught with their biases sticking out so conspicuously.

In many respects Al Jazeera America will be no worse than CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, or the New York Times in its reportage biases. Which is to say, clearly anti-American, anti-Israeli, and anti-Jewish. In other words, just your run of the mill main stream media news source.

I can hear the station promos now: "Sharia Law…it's not just for Arabs anymore." "Akbar 24/7." "Must see TV…or we'll kill you." "Al Jazeera, we report, you obey."

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