This was a big news day as any one of the following would have made a blog unto itself. But since there were too many for that, I decided to just share them with you here and let you look further into any that catch your eye. Some very interesting stuff.
US: ‘Secret’ Obama Plan for PA State is ‘Nonsense”
...Hassan Harisha, a deputy speaker of the PA parliament...declared that the U.S. has handed over a draft of the peace proposal to the PA and other Arabs for their perusal.
He said the secret 10-point plan dictates terms for a new Arab state on the land of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, with Muslim sites in eastern Jerusalem under PA control while the rest of the city would remain under Israeli sovereignty.
He did not specify the status of the Temple Mount, which both Muslims and Jews claim as being essential to their people.
Harisha said that the plan includes deploying international troops in the Jordan Valley, transferring terrorist groups, called “factions,” not political parties. Israel officially would include large Jewish areas, such as Gush Etzion and Maaleh Adumim, and the status of smaller communities would be determined during three months of negotiations.
The PA would not be termed “demilitarized,” as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has demanded, but it would be forbidden to sign military pacts with Middle East countries and would allow Israel to control all air space.
The proposed state would be established no later than 2011 on the land of Judea and Samaria, with Gaza being incorporated later.
Harisha said that a limited number of Arabs claiming Israeli ancestry would be settled in the Jordan Valley. Israel also would release all PA prisoners and terrorists over a period of three years.
Obama to seal US-UN relationship
Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.
...Mr Obama will join other heads of government in New York during the week of the nuclear summit for the opening of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly. The annual meeting of world leaders is this year raising expectations on a number of fronts.
[Keep in mind that this is all taking place during the ten days of repentance between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, while the entire world is standing in judgement by the Creator.]
Shocker! Judge orders trial on eligibility issueA California judge today tentatively scheduled a trial for Jan. 26, 2010, for a case that challenges Barack Obama's eligibility to be president based on questions over his qualifications under the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
Obama Assassination Predicted By Colombian Nostradamus Child
COLOMBIA (May 26. 2009): In a somber and sad prediction a 6-year-old little boy who has been predicting the future since he was 3-years-old says that U.S. president Obama will suffer an assassination attempt in 5 months, that's in late October 2009.
DOLLAR ON ITS WAY OUT?
Dollar hits low for year as gold tops $1,000NEW YORK — The dollar fell to a low for the year Tuesday as gold prices shot above $1,000 an ounce before giving some ground and investors switched funds into riskier investments.
[Not if Israel can help it, but what if she gets caught holding the bag when the rest of the world pulls out of it?]
Fischer Resumes Dollar Buying BingeThe Bank of Israel, headed by Governor Stanley Fischer, surprised speculators on Tuesday and bought nearly $1 billion in U.S. dollars in an effort to shore up the shekel-dollar rate, which had touched below 3.75. After the buying binge, the rate climbed to nearly NIS 3.80 and now is at the NIS 3.787 level. A low rate lowers the costs of imports for consumers but also lowers profits of exporters who receive money in dollars.
Now, UN calls for new currency to replace dollar
VIENNA: The dollar’s role in international trade should be reduced by establishing a new currency to protect emerging markets from the “confidence game” of financial speculation, the United Nations said. ...China, India, Brazil and Russia this year called for a replacement to the dollar as the main reserve currency....
[Could this be the reason the PM "disappeared" to Russia??]
Iranian Atomic Work Nears Bomb Capability, U.S. SaysSept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Iran’s nuclear work is approaching a “dangerous and destabilizing” point at which the Persian Gulf country could build a bomb, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency said.
“Iran is now either very near or in possession already of sufficient low-enriched uranium to produce one nuclear weapon, if the decision were made to further enrich it to weapons grade,” Ambassador Glyn Davies said today in a statement prepared for the IAEA’s 35-member board of governors, which is meeting for a third day in Vienna.
...IAEA inspectors reported last month that Iran “has not suspended its enrichment-related activities or its work on heavy-water-related projects as required by the Security Council.” The agency said it can’t exclude the possibility that there is a military purpose to Iran’s nuclear program.
Flash floods slam Istanbul, kill at least 20ISTANBUL – Flash floods roared across a major highway and a commercial district in Istanbul on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and forcing dozens to scramble onto the roofs of cars and trucks. Some of the dead drowned inside their vehicles.
Fueled by the worst rain in 80 years, waters rose up to six feet (2 meters) high in the city's Ikitelli district, cutting off the route to Istanbul's main airport and the highway to Greece and Bulgaria on the European side of the sprawling city.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Cellphone radiation levels vary widely
Some cellphones emit several times more radiation than others, the Environmental Working Group found in one of the most exhaustive studies of its kind.
The government watchdog group on Wednesday releases a list ranking cellphones in terms of radiation. The free listing of more than 1,000 devices can be viewed here.
Concerns about radiation and cellphones have swirled for years. Scientific evidence to date has not been able to make a hard link between cancer and cellphones. But recent studies "are showing increased risk for brain and mouth tumors for people who have used cellphones for at least 10 years," says Jane Houlihan, senior vice president of research at the Washington-based group.