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  • Op-ED
    your initials or first name as your signature Content must not contain any obscene offensive or hateful content Contents will be updated as new entries are recieved continue to top of next column Welcome to the Op Eds This is

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  • Pearls of Wisdom
    Principles of Faith and The Guide for the Perplexed The Rambam laid down the 8 levels of charity Considering the effects of giving for both the giver and receipient The Rambam in his Sefer HaMizvot with compassion and a good dose of common sense sought to make people aware of the need to give charity and in what manner the giving charity affects others There are eight levels of tzedakah each greater than the next 1 The highest level above which there is no greater is to help another become self sufficient By giving another a gift or loan or to offer entering into a partnership helping another to find employment are examples The idea is to strengthen another that their hand is no longer has need to dependent upon the help of others 2 A level down is to give to the poor without either party giver or receipient knowing who the other is This is performing the mitzvah for the sake of Heaven alone By giving anonymously the dignity of the recepient is preserved and honored as it should be and the donor is not put in a position of feeling or appearing greater than another There the righteous give in secret and the good poor are helped in secret Ways of giving anonymously are by donating to reputable charities 3 The next level down the ladder is when one knows to whom one gives but the recipient does not know the giver the donor of the charity gift The greatest sages would walk around in secret and put coins in the doors of the poor This is a very is worthy and good to give charity if you know that those who are responsible for distributing charity are not trustworthy 4 The next lesser level of charity is when one does not know the recipient but the recipient does know the identity of the benefactor How did the Rabbinic sages solve this one They would tie coins into their robes and then throw their robes on their backs never turning their faces to look behind The poor would then quietly pick the coins out of the sages robes so that they would not be seen thus ashamed 5 The next lower level than this is when one places the charity directly into the recipient s hand but gives before being asked 6 A lesser level than this is when one gives charity to another person after being asked 7 The next lower level is when one gives too little while able to give more but still gives gladly and with a smile 8 The lowest level is when one gives unwillingly and begrudgingly Just a few thoughts to consider Get a jar or box Each day drop a coin into it When the jar is full bring it to your favorite charity When going to the market buy an extra can or two or some packages of spagetti a bag of rice beans or soup mix and

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  • The What In The World Department
    findings on early pyramids he was worshipped as far back as the 5th dynasty Why the ram s head The ram is an animal of tremendous power tenacity and procreative energy Ganesh Ganesh also known as Ganapati and Sidhi Data is the Hindu god of wisdom and success One of the sons of Siva and Parvati he is the remover of obstacles and represents spiritual strength for all undertakings Artifacts Nomenclature Aztec Solar Calendar Believing the calendar was given by the god Quetzalcoatl the Aztecs considered it a sacred object to be consulted by priests Consisting of the count of days and the count of destiny it also provided astrological data The 25 ton stone calendar also gives the past 4 Sun eras of humanity all of which ended by cataclysm We are presently in the 5th Sun the one to eventually end by great earthquake Armillary Sphere The Amillary Sphere is probably the most recognized example of classical instrumentation used in Astrology and Astronomy Consisting of graduated rings representing circles on the celestial sphere such as the meridian ecliptic horizon tropics and equator one can examine the various relationships among important lines and points in the sky The example shown here was created by Stanley London Astrolabe The Astrolabe is used to calculate direction time angles and location of the planets constellations and the signs It is considered a classic instrument of Astronomy and Astrology Invented about 160 B C by Hipparchus at the Greek school in Alexandria Egypt it is in essence a slide rule of the Heavens and combines the Greek sciences with Babylonian mathematics The piece pictured here is an exquisite example by Norman Greene of Puzzelworks Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Historical Events People A Tomb with a View Alexander the Great s body

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  • Publisher's Corner
    Feb 2 to discuss the Israeli Palestinian peace process We have had very fruitful discussions about our desire to see an acceleration of progress toward the establishment of a Palestinian state in accordance with the roadmap Feb 1 2 2007 The same day state of Florida had the second deadliest series of tornadoes in state history Feb 2 President Bush declared a major FEMA disaster from the effects of severe storms and tornadoes March Rice visits Tel Aviv Jerusalem 3 25 27 Ramallah 3 25 SECRETARY RICE on 3 23 But what I believe is very important is that all parties in the international community and that includes the Arab states should recognize in order to get to an Israeli Palestinian state an end to the a Palestinian state and an end to the Israeli Palestinian conflict you need the energy and the help of moving forward on the Arab Israeli side not at the end of the process but earlier in the process March 23 24 President Bush declares major FEMA disasters for severe storms and tornados in New Mexico from April President Bush gave Palestinian President Abbas 59 million That was followed by Secretary of State Rice s extensive activity in Washington D C regarding the land of Israel and resultant meetings in Jerusalem between Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Apr 15 16 President Bush declared major FEMA disasters for New York New Jersey Massachusetts Connecticut New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont and Kentucky for storms and flooding May Rice visits Egypt from May 1 4 Question of Rice Other than the meeting about Iraq today there was a meeting of the Quartet with the Arab countries about the initiative the Arab Initiative With the Israeli problems there is a deadlock now in this process How do you view this in the light of visit to the area SECRETARY RICE Well the informal discussion that we are going to have will take place after this And so we ve not yet had that informal discussion It s just an opportunity for the international Quartet to we re taking advantage of the fact that we re all here for the international Quartet to hear from the Arab League committee that is going to be presenting in various quarters the Arab League Initiative as was sent out of the Riyadh summit So we ve not yet had that discussion May 4 19 President Bush declares major FEMA disasters for severe storms tornadoes and flooding for Kansas South Dakota Oklahoma Missouri and Nebraska June June 17 19 Olmert arrived in Washington June 17 In preparation for White House talks with President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney Olmert met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley on June 18 to develop a joint strategy aimed at strengthening Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas June 16 18 President Bush declared major FEMA disasters for Texas severe storms tornadoes and flooding June 19 New York hit with severe storms and flooding May June The White House announced Olmert was to visit the White House on June 19 The Quartet met in Berlin on May 30 and agreed to meet in the region in June with the Israelis and Palestinians to review progress and discuss the way forward Rice and the White House continued preparing for the June 18 19 meetings May 28 June 2 President Bush declared major FEMA disasters for Nebraska s severe storms and flooding June 2 18 North Dakota s severe storms and flooding June 10 July 25 Oklahoma s severe storms flooding and tornadoes August Rice Visits Tel Aviv Jerusalem 8 1 2 Ramallah 8 2 07 Aug 1 Secretary of State Rice in a visit to Jerusalem meeting with Ehud Olmert Tzipi Livni Shimon Peres and Ehud Barak She began laying the groundwork for a Mideast peace conference hoping to push Israelis and Palestinians closer to renewing talks Aug 1 A major bridge tragically collapsed in Minnesota congressional district The bridge s construction was completed in 1967 The area it fell in is called the west bank August 7 8 Under White House pressure Olmert forced Jews out of homes in Hebron and declared that now is the time for a Palestinian state August 8 President Bush declared a major FEMA disaster for New York due to severe storms flooding and tornadoes October 10 14 18 Rice visits Tel Aviv Jerusalem to push for her Middle East Summit at Annapolis where there were discussions on the boundaries and timing of a Palestinian state the forfeiture of Judea and Samaria pressure to divide Jerusalem and initial discussions on the sovereignty over the Temple Mount 10 19 10 22 Santa Ana winds begin in Southern California they become hurricane force winds The Southern California wildfires burned 518 066 acres destroyed 3 097 structures and damaged 509 structures 10 21 President Bush declared a major FEMA disaster from Southern California s fires November Rice leaves for Turkey and Israel 11 1 2 She arrives in Tel Aviv Jerusalem 11 3 Jerusalem 11 4 5 Ramallah 11 5 Leaves Jerusalem on 11 5 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to discuss the future of Israel s land Friday 11 2 Hurricane Noel churning toward Cape Cod and New England Saturday 11 3 Sub tropical storm Noel plows into Cape Cod and Maine Monday 11 5 Bush Administration Markets fear banks have 1 trillion in toxic debt Tuesday 11 6 Price of gas hits 97 The US dollar shrank dramatically and hit all time lows against every floating currency except the Mexican peso Every time Condoleeza Rice traveled to ME to meet with Israel s enemies and to pressure Israel a major earthquake flood or other geophysical disaster occurs in the world Measure For Measure Year 2008 Notes The following list was compiled from a number of other resources as well as my own research January 2008 January 1 13th Bush Visits Israel to work on plan to divide Jerusalem and give away Samaria and Judea January 2 Southern Chile s Llaima volcano erupted in a fiery explosion of molten rock and ash this week Tourists park workers and residents are evacuated from the area January 7th and 8th the Southwest Missouri area was overwhelmed by about 29 tornado touchdowns 62 seperate tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service for the SW MO area in about a 12 hour period So many agencies worked together to get through this It was a very long event that will not soon be forgotten In this event storms kept cycling and producing tornadoes over and over and they kept following the same SW to NE track through SW MO January 10 6 4 Oregon coast An earthquake occurred about 330 km 205 miles W 268 from Eugene OR on Thursday January 10 2008 at 01 37 18 UTC Wednesday January 09 2008 at 05 37 18 PM at epicenter January 11 Tornado Outbreak in SW MO February February 6 2008 Tornado Outbreak Rice and Bush continue to pressure Israel A series of supercell thunderstorms swept across the Mid South and Southeast states on February 5 and 6 2008 The storms produced multiple tornadoes across Arkansas Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi and Alabama causing at least 50 fatalities and many more injuries additional information on the weather pattern that produced these storms February 15 A day after Sheikh Nasrallah in Lebanon threatened open war against Israel Iran warns Israel of an earthquake against the Jews Lebanon gets hit by 5 3 earhquake that day The Lebanese feeling the tremor ran from their home into the streets praying and crying Five quakes jolted Lebanon in the space of three hours Wakf Quake caused crater on Temple Mount February 17 There were only two reports of damage in Israel from Friday s quake and one of them was in the most politically sensitive place on earth Interestingly there is a prophecy of a crater on the Temple Mount opening that will eventually collapse and devour the entire Temple area February 21 6 0 earthquake occurred 15 km 10 miles ESE of Wells Nevada 15 km 10 miles ESE of Wells Nevada at 7 16 AM MST Feb 21 2008 6 16 AM PST in Nevada March March 10th Chenney pressures Israel March 14 20 Rice pressures Israel March 14 Side note Our Extraordinary Tornado Year Early 2008 Has Set an Unprecedented Pace for Twisters There were 368 documented U S tornadoes in January and February of this year The previous record for that two month span is 243 in 1999 February 2008 s 232 tornadoes was also a record Tornados strike Atlanta Indonesian Earthquake raises risk of tsunami March 20 13 dead 3 missing in central USA floods Record or near record flood crests were forecast at several towns in Missouri Flooding was reported in large areas of Arkansas and parts of southern Illinois southern Indiana and southwestern Ohio and schools were closed in parts of western Kentucky because of flooded roads The National Weather Service posted flood and flash flood warnings from Texas to Pennsylvania After two days rain had finally stopped falling by Wednesday afternoon in much of Missouri and Arkansas as the weather system crawled toward the Northeast drenching the Ohio Valley and spreading snow over parts of northern New England A parallel band of locally heavy rain stretched from Alabama and Georgia to the mid Atlantic states 6 5 earthquake rocks southern Greece collapsing buildings and causing panic April April 1 9 and April 29 Rice again threatens Israel and meets with Abbas April 18 5 2 earthquake occurred 35 km 20 miles SW of Vincennes Indiana and 205 km 125 miles SW of INDIANAPOLIS Indiana at 3 36 AM MDT Apr 18 2008 4 36 AM CDT in Illinois Virus outbreak in Chinese city kills 19 children April 21 Earthquakes Southern Indiana 4 5 5 38 AM Earthquake Washington State 5 4 April 24 Two moderate earthquakes shook the Mogul Somerset area just west of Reno Nev on April 24 2008 according to the Nevada Seismological Laboratory While there were no immediate reports of damage the Laboratory predicts aftershocks will continue to be felt for several days based on the magnitude of the quakes the greatest measured 4 1 magnitude April 27 BEIJING Reuters A virus outbreak in an eastern Chinese city has killed 19 children and left hundreds ill state media reports April 29 Three raging tornadoes destroyed homes tossed cars and injured more than 200 people as they carved Monday through central and southeastern Virginia Gov Timothy M Kaine declared a state of emergency for the areas of southeastern Virginia struck by the twisters May May 3 5 8 11 and 12th Rice conducts meetings in further attempts to dismantle Israel May 12 7 9 Earthquake Eastern Sichuan China It was the largest the region has seen for over a generation Residents as far as Chongqing about 200 miles from the epicenter in Sichuan Province spent the night outdoors too afraid of aftershocks to sleep indoors Powerful Tornadic Thunderstorms Tear Through Upper Midwest Killing At Least 7 May 24 Bush conducts meetings in Israel Saudi Arabia May 27 Earthquakes in Greece Sunday afternoon twister kills six people in Iowa four of them in Parkersburg and two others in nearby New Hartford Half of town lay in ruins or heavily damaged In addition to those killed about 70 people were injured two of them in critical condition Officials counted 222 homes destroyed 21 businesses destroyed and more than 400 homes damaged Among the buildings destroyed were city hall the high school and the town s sole grocery store and gas station In neighboring Minnesota a child was killed by violent weather in a suburb of St Paul 29 May Raging Tornadoes rip through Colorado Kansas Calif June June 4 15 Rice travels to ME meets with Abbas and Israel Rice continues to pressures Israel to dismantle Rice rails about Jews building homes in Jerusalem US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel Sunday ready to rebuke Israel for approving construction of 1 300 housing units in its own capital city June 4 At AIPAC U S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice call for urgency of Palestinian state greeted with silence Bush giving up on Palestinian state in 2008 envisions one 60 years hence June 8 The National Weather Service issues flood warnings for numerous counties throughout Indiana and Illinois The lower Wabash White and East Fork White watersheds had all been affected by the deluge according to National Weather Service bulletins On June 10 2008 CBS News reported that authorities blamed the floods for 15 deaths Major Flooding in U S Midwest and the Effects on the Economy Water Water Everywhere Again June 8 Earthquake 6 1 Greece June 12 Tornado Hits Scout Scout Camp in Iowa Killing 4 June 13 Massive flooding when Olmert goes to DC and meets with Bush Unusual and intense rain storm hits Strong earthquake rocks Israel registering 5 3 on the Richter Scale June 14 5 1 Earthquake Israel 6 9 Earthquake Eastern Honshu Japan August August 19 US refuses to sell refueling jets to Israel Germ of corruption Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad referred to Israel on Wednesday as a germ of corruption and promised his people again that it would be wiped out Meanwhile in Washington the Obama Bush administration refused to sell Israel Boeing 767 refueling jets out of fear that it would encourage Israel to attack Iran Florida hit by storm 25 00 inches of rain from Fay and still coming down all weekend National Guard called out and many homes are flooded and no roads to travel Damn breaks in Colorado Chinese Olympics Chinese change the weather Massive flooding and earthquakes August 25 30 Rice Meets with Olmert and Abbas pressures Israel to Divide Jerusalem Rice states to media that negotiations with the PA must be kept secret and not in the eye of the media August 25 Hurricane Gustav did not even hit yet the USA while a second tropical storm is forming Hannah in the Caribbean and joined Gustav In just a short time Hannah is already the size of Gustav Interestingly on August 21 2005 as Jews were being kicked out of Gush Katif compliments of Ms Condi Rice a category 5 Hurricane by the name Katrina was forming in the Caribbean It then made a bee line for New Orleans Condi s city The word Katrina has the Hebrew root word Keter which means Crown HaShem was showing the world WHO IS WEARING THE CROWN The 2005 Hurricane season spawned 26 hurricanes 26 is the number of HaShem September 2008 September 10 11 UN sponsoring religious dialogue with Ahmadinejad No Jews allowed to attend and were not invited An invitation to an international dialogue between religious leaders and political figures except Jews Earthquakes hit Iran The US Geological Survey said the tremor which measured 6 1 on the Richter scale hit 33 miles southwest of Bandar Abbas where the country s main naval base is located along with an oil refinery State television reported at least 10 aftershocks September 11 Announcement that Condoleeza Rice US has forced the divide of Jerusalem upon Israel Israel will lose the most holy sites in the Jewish faith The Temple Mount The Tombs of Joseph Rachel Samuel the Prophet Simon the high Priest of Beis HaMikdash 2nd Temple The Tomb of King David the Ir Dovid the underground ruins of the City of King David the tunnel of King Chizkiyahu the steps where the remains of Jews were found who had hid from the Romans during the destructions of the 2nd Beis HaMikdash the Kotel Wailing Wall Tunnels that pass under the Arab Quarter The Cave Tombs of the Hebrew Patriarchs The US has sold out Israel for Arab Oil and Hurricane Ike hits the US that same day The Storm is shaped exactly like a Shofar the ritual ram s horn that is sounded on the New Year Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement Yom Kippur hits that very day A Shofar September 11 Israeli leaders in uproar over talks on future of Jerusalem Israel conveys its displeasure to Washington on Thursday over remarks reportedly made by US Consul General Jacob Walles that it had agreed to start negotiations with the Palestinians over Jerusalem In an interview that US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told both sides during her visit here last month that the basis for the negotiations was an Israeli withdrawal to the pre 1967 lines including from east Jerusalem More Measure For Measure 1V continued September 22 September 28 Rice travels to the Middle East and Israel to begin the division and destruction of the State of Israel Abbas visits Bush in DC to make the final agreements Int l community tries to remove Israelis from peace process In a statement issued by Condi Rice at the State Department earlier this week the quartet decreed that Israelis have no right to know what their government has promised the Palestinians and no right to approve it In a statement released via the US State Department the Quartet noted the significance of this process and the importance of confidentiality in order to preserve its integrity US World Economic Crash Hits 777 point drop in the stock market 7 of the total value Upon Rosh Hashanah the 7th month arrived and concluded the 7th year of the shmita cycle in Eretz Yisrael the American Edomic Empire suffered a historic blow to its stock market Quoting Rabbi Zamir Cohen Kabbala maintains that this special number holds the secret to greater wealth and prosperity tranquility security and joy the number seven holds these all On Rosh Hashana the 777 historic one day point drop 7 of the total value of the stock market heralded just the opposite Instead of greater wealth it heralded less wealth instead of prosperity it portended poverty instead of tranquility and security upheaval and uncertainty It was anything but joyous on the trading floors This is a virtual flashing neon sign to the Jews on Rosh Hashana perhaps it is meant to tell us that Hashem is finished holding back from judging the nations who are seventy and who are obligated to seven mitzvot and who want to divide the land of the seven species Eretz Yisrael More on this at http palmtreeofdeborah blogspot com 2008 10 historic day historic number html November 2008 November 16 Obama announces to the media that he favors the division of Jerusalem and the transfer of Israeli lands 7 8 earthquake hits Indonesia that day Measure For Measure Year 2009 January 2009 January 8 2009 The US abstention in lieu of a veto regarding a Security Council statement proposed by Libya is a warning to Israel Rice was committed to seeing through a Security Council measure despite repeated Israeli insistence that it would not accept any resolution as binding January 10 HaShem s Warning to the US Quakes bring fears about Yellowstone volcano January 22 Spain cancels Shoah memorial ceremony over Gaza operation January 25 France and Spain pick up pieces after deadly storm with winds of up to 190 km 118 miles an hour The storm left a chaotic landscape of fallen trees and electricity pylons destroyed roofs crushed cars and scattered debris in southwest France and northern Spain Thousands of people in the area were evacuated from their homes and spent the night in libraries and sports centers The storm killed 11 people in Spain including four children killed when a sports center collapsed and four in France where it was the worst since December 1999 March 2009 29 March The Obama reverses US policy with Tehran Iran to keep nuclear program including military elements and enriched uranium stocks up to the point of actually assembling a weapon 29 March Obama sets up US policy to betray Israel Designated prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu simply pushes away any suggestion of pressure on Israel from the Obama administration Ehud Olmert admits to leaving Iranian nuclear threat to the new government US to employ different forms of coercion including the discrediting of the Netanyahu government if it fails to agree to new US policies 29 March Ash Falls on Anchorage As Volcano Keeps Spewing Alaska s Mount Redoubt erupts sending plumes of ash tens of thousands of feet into the air Also for the first time the volcano spewed ash on Anchorage forcing the shutdown of the state s largest airport Volcano sent an ash plume 50 000 feet into the air April 2009 April 3 Third quake shakes East Tennessee in eight days April 4 6 5 quake hits North Indonesia north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi April 5 Obama in Turkey to coordinate new US policy against Israel 6 3 earthquake hits Italy It was the most violent in a series of quakes to hit the region 4 5 quake hits the U S Caribbean territories and the British Virgin Islands 5 2 earthquake rocks Sanana waters in Maluku province Moderate quake shakes Caracas and its environs Strong Winds Hamper Fire Crews Battling Texas Wildfires Scientists state 4 Volcanoes now causing concern Santiago Chile s Llaima volcano one of the most active in South America spewed out a river of lava more than 1 100 yards long on Saturday in a fresh eruption prompting officials to order dozens of people to evacuate Mt Redoubt bellows steam and ash across the Cook Inlet from Ninilchik Alaska Thursday March 26 2009 Ash from the volcano is seen on the snow The volcano on the west side of Cook Inlet erupted Thursday morning sending ash clouds an estimated 65 000 feet nearly 20 kms into the air dusting the towns on the Kenai Peninsula including the towns of Kenai Ninilchik and Homer Hunga Ha apai s three active vents and the steaming crater lake that resulted from the massive eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga s Hunga Ha apai Rabaul Volcano Papua New Guinea Eruptions at Rabaul volcano During the week of 27th March to April 2nd Strong ash emissions from Tavurvur crater accompanied by roaring noises A crater glow was visible at night Ash fell over Rabaul town on 2nd April and drifted SE on other days April 6 Obama Bows to Saudi King Shames United States Barack Obama is to pursue The Saudi initiative which would end Israel as a Jewish state is now also the official position of the entire Arab League 5 2 quake jolts East Nusa Tenggara April 7 Obama makes speech appealing for a grand US Muslim global reconciliation The US president is preparing to tie a Palestinian Israeli settlement on Washington s terms April 8 Wednesday April 08 2009 Birkas HaChama Blessing of the sun The Obama Administration State department has announced its intention not only to attend Durban II scheduled for April 20th Hitler s birthday to 24th Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day but also to rejoin the UN Human Rights Commission UNHRC in Geneva Despite threats to U S and Israel Gates Kills F 22 Raptor Airborne Missile Interceptor and Arrow III Obama team readying for confrontation with Netanyahu Obama s isolation of Israeli PM Netanyahu Bibi has not been invited to the White House The estrangement and isolation of Israel by Obama marks the death knell of the special relationship of Israel and the US since the June 1967 Six Day War SoCal Quake Swarms Continues Near San Andreas Fault April 9 Passover Iran Crosses Major Threshold In Quest For Nuclear Bomb Obama signs PLO office waiver on Passover Washington D C Obama sends 83 4 billion supplemental spending bill to Congress contains 800 million to support the Palestinian people strengthen the Palestinian Authority Bees swarm on the White House grounds Hurricane force winds fan wildfires in Southwest Numerous wildfires were roaring Thursday through parts of Oklahoma and Texas searing whole neighborhoods including some in Oklahoma City as hurricane force winds continued to kick the flames even higher The USS Bainbridge Heritage and the Somali Pirates Hijacking of the Maersk Alabama April 10 Tornadoes ripped through the southern U S states of Tennessee and Arkansas leaving a wide swath of destruction Texas and Oklahoma get hit with wildfires Governor of Oklahoma declares state of emergency in 31 affected counties April 11 More deadly wildfires tornadoes ravage southeast states A strong storm system cut a swath of destruction from Texas to Tennessee killing at least eight injuring dozens and leaving destruction in its wake April 11 PA Trying to Scuttle Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit in Canada The scrolls including Biblical texts and documentation of Jewish sects from the Second Temple period were found in caves near the Dead Sea beginning in 1947 April 11 Researchers from the University of Haifa reveal exceptional archaeological discovery of foot shaped enclosures for assemblies and rituals in the Jordan Valley dating back to the time when the Jews first settled Israel Prof Zertal durring the press conference emphasizied that in the ancient world foot also held significance as a symbol of ownership of territory control over an enemy connection between people and land and presence of the Deity The foot structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the People of Israel built upon entering Canaan and they testify to the biblical concept of ownership of the land with the foot said Zertal April 14 US to donate unmanned military aircraft to Lebanon The US Defence Department is also training Lebanese army pilots on the Raven as part of the comprehensive robust US military assistance programme to Lebanon Hawaii Island hit by 5 1 magnitude earthquake April 15 Mitchell s Message We Want a PA State United States Middle East envoy George Mitchell warned Foreign Minister Avigdor Liebermanthat America will not budge from its commitment to carving out a new Palestinian Authority state from within Israel s current borders April 15 White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel states A PA state would be forced down Israel s throat by the end of Obama s term regardless of which government rules The newspaper also reported that the Obama administration that the U S would not help Israel neutralize the Iranian nuclear threat unless Jerusalem agrees to a disengagement in Judea and Samaria The paper reported on a Bushehr for Yitzhar plan meaning the U S would swap its help in neutralizing the Bushehr nuclear reactor and other installations in exchange for Israel destroying the Samarian Jewish community of Yitzhar and approximately 170 other neighboring towns April 16 Netanyahu PA State First Recognize Jewish Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tells U S envoy George Mitchell that Israel is willing to discuss the creation of a Palestinian Authority state as the U S desires but only if the PA recognizes Israel as a Jewish state 6 3 magnitude earthquake hits N Chilean coast 6 4quake hits Indonesia 6 4 U S Newspapers Losing Record Number of Jobs April 17 Obama s plan for Mideast peace Strip Israel bare Initiative leaves Jewish state with truncated difficult to defend borders April 17 Obama will quickly give Palestinians state Arab official says U S relayed message ahead of meeting with Abbas April 17 We will never recognize the enemy in any way shape or form al Zahar says during first public appearance since Israeli offensive in Gaza April 17 Israel and the Pentagon Squabble US cuts Israel s purchase of the F 35 isolating Israel from receipt of front line aircraft to combat Russian supplied AADM radar and Iranian Missiles This is in addition to the American rejection of Israel s purchase of the F 22 Raptor and Israel s Arrow 3 anti ballistic missile Two Earthquakes Rock Afghanistan 5 5 magnitude earthquake struck first followed by a 5 1 magnitude tremor two hours later Two Strong quakes hit Indonesia both 5 3 magnitude Two Earthquakes Rock Southern Lebanon 4 0 on the Richter scale 5 5 Earthquake hits Tiwan 10 mild earthquakes hit southern Lebanon 4 2 April 18 Obama abandons Israel to Iranian threat Barack Obama has set his sights on friendship with the rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran and their radical allies Israel will be stripped of most of its defenses against a radical Islamic Republic anointed by Washington as the reigning regional power and dedicated to its destruction April 22 Obama approves large Turkish arms sale to Lebanon US president is deaf to Israel s immediate security concerns Lebanese president Gen Michel Suleiman has threatened neighboring Israel When he signed the arms deal in Ankara Tuesday April 21 he once again pledged publicly to place the Lebanese army at the disposal of the Shiite terrorist Hizballah in any confrontation with Israel April 23 Clinton Israel risks losing support on Iran Israel risks losing Arab support in its fight against the Iranian threat should Jerusalem refrain from engaging in talks with the Palestinians United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Thursday For Israel to get the kind of strong support it is looking for vis à vis Iran it can t stay on the sidelines with respect to the Palestinians and the peace efforts They go hand in hand Clinton told the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee April 24 Obama meets with Jordan s Abdullah Hillary threatens Israel Swine Flu Outbreak Begins in US California Texas Residents Diagnosed With Illness Doctors Expect More Cases World health authorities worried openly that the strange new virus could become a global epidemic Scientists said the virus combines genetic material from pigs birds and humans in a way researchers have not seen before April 25 Obama advised to suspend intelligence military dialogue with Israel A leading ally of President Barack Obama and critic of the Israel lobby in the United States has outlined a proposed U S campaign to pressure Israel that would suspend the intelligence dialogue between the two countries Stephen Walt a U S professor of international affairs at Harvard University s John F Kennedy School of Government who co authored with John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago a controversial study on the Israeli lobby in the United States has drafted recommendations for the Obama administration to pressure the new Israeli government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to accept a Palestinian state in the West Bank Jordan Israel must choose integration or isolation King Abdullah urges US to fully back Palestinian statehood says Jewish state can integrate into the region or remain fortress Israel isolated holding itself and the entire region hostage to continued confrontation Israel must make a choice between integrating into the region or remaining isolated Jordan s King Abdullah II said Friday as he urged the US to fully back Palestinian statehood Israel now has to make its choice the king said in a speech in Washington 5 3 Earthquake shakes parts of Bulgaria Romania April 26 NATO member Turkey and Syria hold first joint military exercise 6 5 Earthquake hits New Zealand Mexico Flu Worse than reported Readers in Mexico have been emailing the BBC describing the sense of fear gripping the country as a result of a flu virus outbreak which has so far claimed up to 60 lives The first case was seen in Mexico on April 13 The outbreak coincided with the President Obama s trip to Mexico City on April 16 Obama was received at Mexico s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis a distinguished archeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu Reforma newspaper reported The newspaper didn t confirm if Solis had swine flu or not April 27 Israel s Control of Mt Zion in Danger Vatican Demands Parts of Mt Zion The two states have been negotiating a treaty since March 1999 on matters having to do with Church owned or Church claimed property in Israel Among the most significant issue under negotiations is the Vatican s demand for the Last Supper room located on the second floor of the ancient Mt Zion building that also houses the tombs of Kings David Solomon and Hezekiah In addition the Vatican is claiming areas around Lake Kinneret as well as in Caesaria and Jerusalem Pope s Preaching Plans Turn Political The visit to Israel next month by Pope Benedict XVI is becoming more political The pope s message at the village of Al Aida located near Bethlehem is meant to symbolize the Arab claim of the right of return according to Twal Vatican Signs Agreement with Arab League While the Vatican representatives were talking with Israel they signed an agreement with the Arab League Are they dividing up the spoils of the future Vatican agreement with Israel or perhaps they are preparing for the next Arab war with Israel This new agreement with the Arab League renders the Vatican most gravely an interested party in the Israeli Arab dispute Abbas I Don t Accept Israel As Jewish State IsraelNN com Palestinian Authority PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas openly refused Monday to recognize Israel as a Jewish State China Enters Israel PA Politics China has joined the list of nations that say they want to broker a Middle East peace 6 0 Earthquake hits Mexico City 5 9 quake hits E Indonesia Moderate earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey Rapid Swine Flu Spread Rattles Markets Travel Around World WHO Very Concerned About Swine Flu Spread The World Health Organization says there are now 40 confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States and that it very concerned about the disease s spread May 2009 May 4 Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry turned the thumbscrews tighter telling Israel to stop building more settlements dismantle existing outposts and allow Palestinians freedom of movement Biden Israel must accept two state solution Biden Kerry at AIPAC Israel Must Stop Building in Yesha Peres said ending natural growth in settlements was a non starter Israel cannot instruct settlers in existing settlements not to have children or get married Peres said Peres also rejected the idea of linkage between the Palestinian and Iranian issues two topics the US administration has frequently mentioned together May 4 UN Flag to fly over Jerusalem Holy sites President Obama also reportedly told the king that he wants the United Nations flag raised over holy sites in eastern Jerusalem where the PA would have total sovereignty under the Saudi plan Obama told AIPAC last year that Jerusalem should remain united under Israeli sovereignty Obama to force Israel down from the Golan Kansas CNN Monster tornado tore through rural Kansas May 5 US Israel rift on nuclear Iran unabridged by Obama Peres talks Peres went through the motions of arguing that Europe s appeasement of Hitler in the 1930s resulted in a war which left 50 million dead including six million Jews but Obama remained unmoved The US president promised nothing neither a time limit for his diplomatic experiment with Tehran nor how America would respond to its failure Neither did he address the fundamental concern shared by Israel and other pro Western nations like Egypt and Saudi Arabia that the dialogue in itself granted Iran the gift of time to attain nuclearization May 5 Obama Prepares To Throw Israel Under The Bus The Obama administration will convince Israel to compromise on the Palestinian question Jones said We will not push Israel under the wheels of a bus but we will be more forceful toward Israel than we have been under Bush Jones is quoted in the telegram as saying that the United States European Union and moderate Arab states must redefine a satisfactory endgame solution The U S national security adviser did not mention Israel as party to these consultations 1200 homes evacuated as Calif wildfire Wildfire California and Arizona 6 tornados rip through North Carolina Taliban

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    to use their service To pay by company personal checks or by money order Please contact us first Please allow personal checks 3 days to clear prior to publication Payment is due upon insertion Rates are per category Multiple placements can be combined for discounts All placements run 24 7 in 30 day increments Ad Agencies Studios Net 15 Commission Insertion Orders may be sent by email or snail mail Contact us for Details Deadlines All Advertising Insertions must be received 2 days prior to insertion File Information gif or jpeg files only non animated Contact us more information Listings Size Specifications 1 x Open Rate 3 x Per Year 6 x Per Year 12 x Per Year Basic Listing Includes 1 link to website URL or Email address or Phone Number Up to 75 words 15 1 month 12 per month 10 per month 8 per month Premier Listing Plus 1 Bold face link to email address 1 Bold link to your web site URL Plus Bold Face Phone Number Up to 150 words 20 1 month 17 per month 15 per month 12 per month Banners Size Specifications 1 x Open Rate 3 x Per Year 6 x

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  • Advertising Opportunities
    ensuring many enjoyable and lengthy visits The right place at the right time Ever notice that some people just have that special knack For some it is a special sense for others a matter of logic But the bottom line comes down to a better sense of smarter marketing You need to be in the right place at the right time and that means visibility having your message seen and read As a special interest magazine The Meta Arts Magazine puts you directly in front of your market Our readership reads specifically for information and discovery They spend time reading our pages These are the people that buy and use your product and or services They are professional practitioners multi reader services novices students clients and those that simply desire to learn explore and grow Placing your promotions in The Meta Arts Magazine is an efficient way to tell them what you offer and to remind them you are always there Call us for current demographics 215 877 5814 Advertise with us The Meta Arts Magazine offers a variety of cost efficient promotional opportunities designed to work intelligently and effectively And we will be implementing additional creative vehicles to help

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  • About The Meta Arts Magazine
    is searching for spiritual nourishment The Meta Arts Magazine provides an inviting friendly and highly informative format encouraging personal exploration discovery and inner growth Serious students novices as well as professionals and their clients will enjoy a rich abundance of in depth information fascinating articles columns and special features Our writers are noted Psychics Tarot Readers Astrologers Theologians Philosophers Healers and professional practitioners of every metaphysical belief system and discipline

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    see our many advertising promotional opportunities We have the market and readership you want All you need is the product and the desire to reach them Contact Us Columnists What We Look For Generally columnists are accepted by invitation only However we do make exceptions when someone truly outstanding comes our way and we feel they have a special legacy Columnists must be willing to make a 1 year commitment 12 months and provide orig inal material Book Excerpts are permitted periodically or as an addendum to column Editorial Specifications Column Length Between 1 000 5 000 words Files Formats Accepted MS Word Simple Text or within an Email as text No attachments are accepted or read without prior approval Materials must be scanned for viruses Images jpegs or gifs only Deadlines The 9th of each month for publication in next issue Editorial Contacts Rhonda Crowder Editor Co publisher Email themetaarts2 aol com News Briefs Submissions News Briefs Announcements Submissions are free of charge to Non Profit humanitarian Organizations only Commercial for profit enterprises such as appearances classes seminars schools publishing and product announcements are charged a fee of 15 per issue Files Formats Accepted Announcement Length Approximately 300 words

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