Day 33 of the Omer
30 April 2021
Day 33 of the Omer
29 April 2021
We've heard over the past few days how one missionary family from America was able to infiltrate a close-knit, Torah-committed chareidi community in the heart of Jerusalem for literally years. But, they did not do it alone. They had a lot of help. Like all planted terrorist cells, they had the help of other locally entrenched Christian organizations, as well as a large bankroll from sponsoring "ministries" abroad. What's worse, however, is that they also received an inordinate amount of assistance from their victims, who are even now having a very difficult time accepting that designation as well as their own part in perpetuating the deception for so long.
After attacking the Torah and chipping away at it for so many years, our enemies - both within and without - have gone full-scale after Judaism itself. And they are doing it in the name of truth and justice, love and tolerance. In my very sad experience, most of our troubles begin with Anglo Jews in Anglo communities. One of the very worst offenders is located in a well-known primarily Anglo yishuv led by an even more well-known Anglo rabbi - R. Shlomo Riskin (who also has close ties to the Vatican) in Efrat located in Gush Etzion. His Ohr Torah Stone education organization has been at the forefront of chipping away at the Torah and as a consequence, Torah Judaism. We can't call it "Orthodoxy" any more because that word has lost all meaning - within today's "Orthodoxy" one finds all the other non-Orthodox and un-Orthodox of Judaism at large.
Not surprisingly, they are a bastion of "Orthodox" Feminism and have been trying for years to find a path toward ordaining women as rabbis. Today, they are celebrating their latest accomplishment in this regard.
An Orthodox synagogue in the West Bank settlement of Efrat has appointed a woman to be the community’s sole spiritual leader, the first time that a woman has held such a position in an Israeli Orthodox community.Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis was nominated with the support of 83 percent of the Shirat Hatamar synagogue’s voting members earlier this week, the synagogue announced in a statement Tuesday.Though other women have served as spiritual leaders in Orthodox communities in Israel, in the past it was only alongside a man who was the community’s rabbi....Mirvis admitted that there are “tensions” in her way of life — as a feminist woman in an Orthodox world that nonetheless will not recognize her as a rabbi or grant her the same rights as men — but that she feels she is choosing the way of life she wants.She said that while abroad she was, for the first time, exposed to Reform communities where she saw women taking on roles and activities not accepted in the Orthodox world. The sights, she said, did lead her to question some of the limitations placed on women in Orthodoxy, but she stressed that while there are aspects that bother her, she is consciously choosing the framework she lives in and that is what matters most to her.Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis, in April 2021 was chosen to be the spiritual leader for the Shirat Hatamar synagogue in Efrat. (Courtesy) Mirvis said that her rise to lead the community in the Tamar neighborhood of Efrat, began in a spontaneous natural way with people asking her questions of Jewish religious law because they knew she was studying the subject. From there she began to also teach Talmud and give sermons in the synagogue.For the past five years, Mirvis has been a student at the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership, a division of the Ohr Torah Stone institute, which runs a course for women in communal leadership and halacha, the body of religious thought prescribing Orthodox life.According to the synagogue statement, the course aims to parallel the Israeli Rabbinate material studied by men in order to become rabbis....“There is no doubt that this is a large step both for her, personally, but also for the place of female Torah leadership in Jewish communities in Israel and worldwide,” said WIHL director Rabbanit Devorah Evron.The head of the Efrat municipal council Oded Revivi also praised her appointment saying it is “a natural and welcome process” and that other women will follow her lead.The founding Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Shlomo Riskin, a leading figure in the Orthodox Zionist community, also gave his support to the development, the Kipa website reported.
...Last week, ITIM, the Jewish life advocacy organization I direct, filed a lawsuit in an Israeli regional labor court on behalf of an Ethiopian-Israeli mikveh (ritual bath) attendant discriminated against by a municipal rabbi. The rabbi, who is responsible for supervision of Jewish law in the municipality and is a state employee, directly challenged the mikveh attendant’s Jewish identity, and urged women not to use her services because of her Ethiopian ethnicity....In November 2016, the municipal rabbi called the plaintiff and asked if she had assisted women in the mikveh that evening. Yes, she said, she had. Next, he asked if she was Ethiopian. Yes, she said, she was. And had she converted to Judaism? No, she said, she had not converted to Judaism.She had no reason to convert, because she was Jewish when she immigrated to Israel.
28 April 2021
It has come to my attention that there is a lot of controversy right now on social media regarding the missionary family who infiltrated the community in French Hill. Some examples include urging rachmanus for the sake of the children and expressed upset over the idea of exhumation of the woman's body since she was buried in the Cohanic section of a Jewish cemetery, among other things.
Where is the outrage over the damage done to Jews? The father and even the deceased mother of these children are criminals! They perpetrated a fraud for years and swindled countless Jewish victims. These crimes will reverberate for years! By one report, an 8-yr-old Jewish child has already had to undergo a second brit!
The kindest thing that can be done is to deport the entire family immediately, including the exhumed body of the mother/wife, although the father really should be prosecuted. Stop already with the misplaced mercy. This man spent years harming Jews with no regret at all and his family were his willing and enthusiastic accomplices.
And don't tell me they thought, in their warped way, that they were doing a good thing, according to their religion. You can make the same claim for every goy that ever persecuted or murdered a Jew! And don't let me hear anyone ever again say, "we have nothing against Christians or Christianity." If you really don't, consider yourself a willful violator of the Torah.
ALL FALSE RELIGIONS ARE EVIL AND ALL WHO FOLLOW THEM ARE ENEMIES OF THE ONE GOD OF AVRAHAM, YITZCHAK AND YA'AQOV.
Nothing else comports with the Divine teaching of the Holy Torah!! Nothing of them will be left in the World of Truth.
I want the mercy and compassion to be reserved for this fraudster's Jewish victims and more than that, I want justice to be done as well.
And I'll add one more thing. I have nothing but utter contempt for the Jews who knew and kept silent for YEARS! No excuse is acceptable!
27 April 2021
15 Iyyar 5781
Day 30 of the Omer
This is what I've had the hardest time getting across to my fellow Jews about the Christians...
THEY LIE!!!!!!Learn this if nothing else!
15 Iyyar 5781
Day 30 of the Omer
The Covid Con Game and End Game (H/T Y.Butterfield)
26 April 2021
The New World Order, based upon "The Future That We Choose," and which all of humanity is called upon to create together through mind-link once all have accepted and embraced their godhood, is to be established upon three pillars [yes, they even copy the three pillars upon which our present world stands - Torah, Service of God, and Acts of Kindness].
Their three pillars are Peace, Justice and Sustainability/Strong Institutions and they aim to promote it through "lifelong education."
Let's take peace and justice first. No surprise here...
The NWO has already expressed their ultimate goal in solving this ongoing problem and it has no connection whatever to either peace or justice:
[Alice] Bailey knew that the specter of Zionism filled all New Age disciples with "a deep discouragement and a sense of futility and hopelessness." Nevertheless, they must make "the effort to expose the truth and clarify the problems which must be solved. The opposing forces of entrenched evil must be routed before He for Whom all men wait, the Christ, can come." Here we understand by implication that [the New Age Messiah] can only come to a post-Zionist world in which the nation of Israel has been in some way neutralized, either politically impotent by UN occupation or spiritually impotent by total conversion to the New Age mentality. There are now pressures on both of these fronts: witness the increasing calls for international intervention in the Palestinian war on Israel, as well as the intense New Age missionary efforts underway in Israeli society. (Source: The Rainbow Swastika)
From an education document entitled Future-Oriented Pedagogy...
...The narrow sustainability approach [what the average person thinks of] focuses on human ability for environmental and physical survival and assumes that the change will be essentially technological. Broad sustainability, [what the NWO means by it] looks beyond physical survival and assumes that the cultural and ethical crisis derives from the separation between humans and nature and between people.
According to this approach, “suitable human and environmental sustainability” relates to public happiness, meaningful life, community interaction, democratization, and fair distribution of resources. Broad sustainability [is seen] as enabling the building of a global identity and consciousness, and forming a concept of social responsibility and a desirable future.
I.e., no more JEWISH identity!!!!
...High on the list of those 90% which must be eliminated are the Jews who insist on Jewish identity: "When humanity has solved the Jewish problem (with the understanding and cooperation of the Jew)... it will do so by fusing the problem in one vast humanitarian situation. When that happens [the dissolution of the "Jewish race"], the problem [the presence of "separation" and "hate" in the world] will be rapidly solved and one of the major difficulties will disappear off the face of the earth. Racial fusion will then be possible... and then there will be peace on earth." (Alice Bailey, _Externalisation_ II, p.77) In other words, the entire fusion process which is to further human evolution is on hold until the Jews disappear as a group. She named this as one of four major "world problems" that must be solved within "the next two centuries" (the other three are humanity's attachment to old-age notions of national territory, sex and death). When Jews forget that they are Jews, "we shall see a very different world." (_The Destiny of Nations_ p.34-35) (Source: The Rainbow Swastika)
NEW YORK – Israel is fully committed to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the 70th General Assembly at the end of last month, first secretary at the Israeli Mission to the UN Nizar Amer said in a statement to the Second Committee.The plan, which had been put together by the 69th General Assembly last year, consists of 17 sustainable development goals, and the Agenda states the countries’ commitments to work toward fulfilling these targets over the next 15 years.
25 April 2021
14 Iyyar 5781
Day 29 of the Omer
On what should be a happy day, we have some devastating news that has to be shared. The story is breaking all over the Jewish media and blogosphere...
One source I read says he has disappeared again, so this information must be shared widely (and not just via the internet!) in order to reach every place where he might find shelter once again.
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Apparently, some segments of American Orthodoxy have sunk so low that a goy need not pretend to be a Jew to be treated as a full member of the Tribe. The sons of "Bishop" Robert Stearns* were bar-mitzvah at an "Orthodox" synagogue this past Shabbat in the Hamptons, NY. [*If you don't know who he is, see here.]
This announcement proves that those members who attended knew what they were coming to celebrate and apparently had no problem with it.
HASHEM YERACHEM AND DELIVER US FROM THIS EVIL!!
The first, and most obvious, tactic we may recognize as being part of a battle for our minds is mass media propaganda, and close on to that would probably be what has become, in the Corona era, the manipulation of available information through censorship. Then there is the tried and true tactic of false flag operations, whether they be the sinking of ships on the high seas or terror attacks on skyscrapers in New York City. Smart and informed Jews are already well-versed in these tactics of mind control. Most of us already understand that the Year of COVID has been one massive psyops on humanity. But, there is another method that may not be so familiar to most people.
Back at the beginning of Nissan, I wrote Our "Hishtadlut" Requires A Partnership With HKB"H, Not With The Nations Of The World. I got a lot of flack for it from some quarters, but I think that is because those people did not understand where I was coming from when I wrote, in part,...
...The email encourages the recipients to "unite with people from all over the world" for the sake of "freedom, democracy and the future of our children." What could be wrong with that?
We are bidden to be "kadosh." A kadosh people does not "unite" in common cause with the gentiles (or Jews who act like gentiles) who otherwise have no regard or respect for the King and Master that we serve [HKB"H].
In other words, their agenda will not be a Torah-based agenda, and as Jews, we can only unite around the Torah. Furthermore, we have to always have in mind that whatever exists on the side of good, also exists on the side of evil. A lot of things in this world are parve and can be used by either "side;" like unity, for instance. That's how many righteous people can see possible benefit coming from some of these calls to unify. But, they are mostly unaware of the hidden agenda behind these global calls for unification.
New Age doctrine teaches that if a "critical mass" can be activated for a "global mind-link", a new reality (and by extension, a New World Order) can be created. One very famous example of this being put into practice occurred on December 31, 1986 on what was termed World Healing Day.
At noon Greenwich time, December 31, 1986, men, women, and children around the world gather to participate in the most comprehensive prayer activity in the history– a planetary affirmation of peace, and love, forgiveness and understanding involving millions of people in a simultaneous global mind link. the purpose: to reverse the polarity of the negative force field in the race of mind, achieve a critical mass of spiritual consciousness, and usher in a new era of Peace on Earth.It was called World Healing Day, the World Instant of Cooperation, World Peace Day— a moment of Oneness to dissolve the sense of separation and return humankind to Godkind. Whatever the term or label, it was the New Beginning in restoring this world to sanity.The majority of individuals and organizations participating were operating under the umbrella of the Planetary Commission, a world wide non-denominational, non-political movement functioning as an extension of The Quartus Foundation. It was a grass roots cooperative effort to unite people in a common bond of love and bringing our planet back into balance.The first formal announcement of the Commission was made on January 1, 1984, designating December 31, 1986 as World Healing Day. Noon Greenwich time was selected as the time for the healing meditation as it would encompass all time zones during that 24-hour period.Word quickly spread, and when that moment in time arrived on December 31, 1986, the mind-link totaled more than 500-million people representing all religious faiths on seven continents, in more than seventy countries, and in every state in the U.S. Over 500 spiritual and peace-related organizations around the world participated. (Source)
...Visionary leaders are calling for a coherent moral vision that can undergird the fast growing perils and possibilities of technological achievements and bring our fragmented cultures together. As historical realities shape our future, a dramatic shift in priorities and a radical change in consciousness are required.Spirituality for the new global era encompasses the whole of life and embraces the full spectrum of development. Individuals and groups express it in global activism. An increasing number of people embrace and aspire towards a universal spirituality. It begins with the interfaith movement whose goal is the tolerance of all religious paths. Then we are moved to a larger principle and deeper dimension of reality that embraces all worldviews – the dimension where our separative limitations are overcome and where we have access to the generative energy of our common source.Religions are now challenged to release this new spiritual force, which experiences the oneness of the human community and puts spirituality to use in solving our planetary problems. This shift in consciousness may be the most important event of the times in shaping our global future, says Ashok Gangadeen, Founder of the World commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality.
As we name our enemies and explore their methods, so that we are better able to recognize them and defend ourselves, we must always keep in mind that the end of this story has already been written, and in that place where time does not exist, their defeat has already been recorded.
23 April 2021
Erev Shabbat Kodesh
Parashat Acharei Mot - Kedoshim
Day 26 of the Omer
From the Havdalah Service...
Blessed are You, our G-d, King of the Universe
Who separates between holy and profane, between
Light and darkness, between
Israel and other nations, between
The Sabbath day and the six working days....
22 April 2021
By far, the greatest efforts of the NWO are being expended in the area of education - global education - and is based on the work of one particular man.
Robert Muller (March 11, 1923 – September 20, 2010) was an international civil servant with the United Nations. Serving with the UN for 40 years and rising to the rank of Assistant Secretary-General, his ideas about world government, world peace and spirituality led to the increased representation of religions in the UN, especially of New Age Movement. He was known by some as "the philosopher of the United Nations".... In 1948 he entered and won an essay contest on how to govern the world, the prize of which was an internship at the newly created United Nations. ...Dr. Muller began working at the United Nations just as it was forming. He devoted the next 40 years of his life behind the scenes at the United Nations, focusing his energies on nurturing a better world, including working for the environment, economics and peace. ...Robert Muller created a "World Core Curriculum" that earned him the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 1989. The "World Core Curriculum" helped inspire the growing Global Education movement. (Source)
"The underlying philosophy upon which The Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teachings set forth in the books of Alice A. Bailey by the Tibetan teacher, Djwhal Khul* (published by Lucis Publishing Company, 113 University Place, 11th floor, New York, N.Y. USA 10083) and the teachings of M. Morya as given in the Agni Yoga Series Books (published by Agni Yoga Society, Inc., 319 West 107th Street, New York, N.Y. USA 10025)." [*Djwhal Khul - a "spirit entity" that Alice Bailey channeled.]
The education reform known as Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades K-12, adopted by forty plus states..., is designed to produce a universal “work force ready” population prepared to self-identify as “global citizens.” Many education professionals have been critical of CCSS. But even they may not know the philosophical reason why financiers like Bill Gates have bankrolled the Common Core system. The same sources of funding for Common Core in the United States are promoting similar methods and aligned texts world wide through the auspices of the United Nations....Common Core is financed with over $150 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The collaboration of the Gates Foundation and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been well publicized. In addition, Gates, on behalf of his Microsoft Corporation, signed a 26-page Cooperation Agreement in 2004 between Microsoft and UNESCO to develop a “master curriculum” which included benchmarks and assessments. The agreement stipulates that “UNESCO will explore how to facilitate content development.”
Some have decried Common Core as the nationalization of American education. Far more dangerous, however, is the globalism of Common Core that demotes American values, undermines American constitutional principles and detaches students from their families and faith. Common Core is simply the newest attempt in the decades-old battle (Outcome Based Education, Goals 2000) to impose a U.N. globalist worldview aimed at “peace,” sustainability and economic stability at the expense of freedom.... A nation is permitted to keep its surface culture, such as language, music, and cuisine. But patriotism, religion, and individualism are anathema, as each competes with the globalist vision of world harmony. Moral codes that cannot be adapted to a multicultural vision, agreed upon in a world congress, must be jettisoned.
The children of Israel are already being indoctrinated into the NWO as global citizens. They will no longer have a clue as to what it really means to be a Jew. Their Jewish identity will be subverted to their global identity and their place among the nations. And this is happening right now, even in the state "religious" schools.
In 1992, Israel joined many other countries in signing on to the U.N.'s Agenda21 (aka Agenda2030, aka Agenda2050) which mandates the Common Core Curriculum.
Government OKs Decision to Implement Sustainable Development IndicatorsThe Israeli Cabinet has approved a proposal to integrate the UN's Sustainable Development Goals into Israeli programs, in order to improve governance and strategic planning. The government cabinet passed the resolution on July 14th. It had been led by the prime minister, as well as the ministers of environmental protection and foreign affairs. (Source) [Highly recommend reading it all.]
The following is taken from a .pdf document entitled Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals : National Review - Israel 2019, under the heading and subheadings...
Inclusion and integration (SDG 4.5)The vision is to nurture a society that respects each person and believes in the basic right of each to a sense of belonging while recognizing and accepting the individuality of every person, to create a variety of educational institutions to serve as a mirror of an inclusive, integrative and humanistic society that allows diverse differences to co-existHuman Rights (SDG 4.7)The school system continues to focus on reinforcing the values of democracy, tolerance, pluralism and co-existence.Education for gender equality in Israel (SDG 4.5, 4.7)The aim is to ensure adoption of the gender-equality principle by both education personnel and students.Education for sustainable development (SDG 4.7)Implement sustainability principles in schools.Partnering for a Better World
Programs designed for students to promote gender equality
“Shaveh Dibur” for grades 5-6 and 7-8 in the Jewish sector.
(Primary school https://meyda.education.gov.il/files/shivion/diburyesodi.pdf)
(Middle school https://meyda.education.gov.il/files/shivion/shavehtiva.pdf)
“Objectives of the program":
1. Strengthening perceptions of human equality and dignity as a basis for a democratic society.
2. Encouraging critical thinking in the gender aspect and connecting this thinking to the overall worldview of the student.
3. Giving legitimacy to differences and gender diversity in behavior, appearance and personal choices “
4. Providing tools for creative thinking in the gender aspect towards the design of an egalitarian exemplary society.
5. Familiarity with the past struggles of women for equal human rights and the right to vote in the Land of Israel and in the world. (?)
6. Encouraging active involvement and social activism to reduce gender gaps in society.
Some 27% of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox students, a total of more than 90,000, have been excused from studying a core curriculum of math, science, English and other key subjects in the current school year,.......In an interview with The Marker last June, Dr. Peter Jarrett of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], warned that Israel could not delay ensuring that ultra-Orthodox students get a general education....The issue of the core curricula has been on the public agenda for two decades, but demographics and the political power of Haredi parties have defied efforts to change the educational system.
...Exempt institutions – which account for 20% of Haredi elementary-level schools and 40% of high school equivalents – operate with almost no Education Ministry control.
...special unit for Haredi education was formed at the Education Ministry that was supposed to boost supervision. Part of the initiative was the creation of a state-Haredi educational stream that would employ teachers who met government standards. But as of today, only 2.5% of Haredi students are in state-Haredi schools, in part because Haredi politicians have discouraged it....“If the government wants to integrate the ultra-Orthodox through education and employment, it has to encourage this stream and open more schools like these in every Haredi town …. Experience has shown that everywhere schools like these were opened, demand was greater than the supply – the public voted with its feet,”....
The State of Israel has also signed on to THE GLOBAL AGENDA - LEARNING COMPASS 2030. (Pay special attention to the section beginning on page 99 - Attitudes and Values for 2030.)
21 April 2021
"Uniting Eisav and Yishmael"
"Coming Together as One Despite Our Differences"
9 Iyyar 5781
Day 24 of the Omer
The Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem, a Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum, is a 185,000 sq. ft. campus in the heart of Jerusalem. The Museum will celebrate the vibrancy of Israel’s democracy by promoting universal respect and co-existence and will deal with the vital issues of the 21st century. Designed to serve visitors of all ages, religions, and cultural backgrounds from throughout the region and the world, the Museum will encourage democracy, promote regional stability and global harmony, combat the roots of extremism and anti-Semitism and advance tolerance and human dignity for all.....The Social Lab features cutting-edge, interactive exhibits highlighting issues of the day such as anti-Semitic hate, racism and bigotry, extremism, terrorism, illegal immigration, eco-terrorism, the global refugee crisis, climate change, economic inequity, the role of religion in society, hate speech, the influence of social media, coexistence and gender equality. (Source)
Does this sound like any kind of "museum" you've ever seen before? Or is it an indoctrination center, particularly one where school children will go on compulsory visits? And why Jerusalem? This is not even an Israeli initiative, but a foreign one.
...Many of the exhibits are centered on experiencing ideas rather than objects, and some of the approaches pioneered in LA are being brought to Jerusalem, including the Social Lab, where visitors will be challenged to confront various ideas and prejudices....Hier indicated that Israelis would have limited input.“If you’re asking whether the Israelis will have the final say on all the content, absolutely not. This is a world museum and we’re consulting with people all over the world. It’s the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, meaning that we’re consulting with world Jewry and non-Jews,” he said.
That makes perfect sense if your goal is to create a central place from which to disseminate propaganda - experientially - to the people in the region who are least likely to accept the NWO agenda without major brainwashing. And Jerusalem, like Judaism and the Torah, are targets for corruption, to recreate them as universalist and non-exclusionary, so as to destroy the basis upon which the Truth is established and from which is spreads out to the rest of the world. They have to shut off that outflow in order to complete their takeover and consolidate their power.
(Part 5: Battle for the Children)
20 April 2021
8 Iyyar 5781
Day 23 of the Omer
At the end of part two, I made a bold statement...
"The last bastion of real Torah Judaism rests with those Jews who have a chareidi hashkafa (worldview). That is why we've seen all-out war declared on the chareidi communities throughout the year of Corona."
2) Cut off from information due to lack of iPhones and Internet connections.
Covid-19 crisis draws haredi community to Internet
Existential need is leading to one of the fastest processes of Internet adoption we have ever seen.
"In the face of the coronavirus threat, haredi society is experiencing tectonic shifts in many respects, all of them pushing it to greater use of the many digital means that up to now had hardly penetrated this community. Now, existential need is leading to one of the fastest processes of Internet adoption we have ever seen. The huge increase in network usage figures, alongside a sharp rise in new subscribers, is evidence of widespread rapid adoption. Moreover, an in-depth survey that we carried out indicates that the haredi community will continue to use these tools even after the pandemic is over, which means that we are talking about a deep change that will influence the haredi way of life, broaden the community's connection to the general population, and contribute to economic growth."
78% of the community report that they are currently using the Internet more than in the past, with women spending more time on the Internet than men, and 26% of haredi parents say that their children aged 13-18 have increased their usage.
No longer taboo: Haredim enter high-tech
Spooks with tzizit: Mossad, Shin Bet, cyber haredi agents speak for first time
From IDF to hi-tech: Haredim build EW system
Haredi Women Know The Secret for Success in Hi-Tech
The State of Israel pushes "integration" into the army and the workforce in order to assimilate Jews into "Israeli" culture. But, it's not just the Chareidim. The NWO requires that everyone on the planet be connected. This is to be their main means of control.
Broadband (or high-speed) internet access is not a luxury, but a basic necessity for economic and human development in both developed and developing countries.It is a powerful tool for the delivery of essential services such as education and healthcare, offers increased opportunities for women's empowerment and environmental sustainability, and contributes to enhanced government transparency and accountability. It also helps foster the social development of communities, including within the broader global context.The challenge is to expand broadband access to all: GLOBAL INTERNET BEGINS