Archive for the ‘Knesset’ Category

‘Holocaust’ Prosecutor Raised to Cardinal

October 23, 2010

In January 2009 Archbishop Reinhard Marx proclaimed, “Every denial of the Holocaust must be punished harshly.” Now here’s a man who really knows how to get ahead in the world! He now will take his place among the 120 of the Knesset of Cardinals (the arrangement concocted by the Ephod-wearing Paul VI) which advises and elects popes.

Germany gets two new Catholic cardinals

October 20, 2010 – The Local

They were among 24 new cardinals named by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s square, Rome. Cardinals, sometimes known as “princes of the Church,” are advisers to the Pope but their key job is electing the pontiff.

Marx and Brandmüller will be officially elevated to cardinals on November 20. It was long expected that Marx, who has been Archbishop of Munich and Freising for two-and-a-half years, would be made a cardinal.

Since 1914, every Bishop of Munich and Freising has been appointed to the job. Marx, 57, becomes the 10th. His predecessor but one was Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict.

Brandmüller was for many years president of the Papal Commission for History – essentially the Vatican’s chief historian. Because he is 81-years-old, he is no longer eligible to vote in Papal elections – a right that cuts off at age 80.

The conclave that votes for the Pope will now be made up of 120 cardinals. The new appointments will bring to eight the number of German cardinals.

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20101020-30643.html

Racist Knesset Clears Itself of Racism

July 28, 2007

The Israeli Knesset is true to the Talmudic tradition of racism and doublespeak. According to Cardinal Schönborn, Christians should see the presence of these racial supremacist haters of truth in “Israel” as a fulfillment of Biblical prophesy and cause for rejoicing.

Anthology of bigotry

Jonathan Cook

The legislation states: “the leasing of Jewish National Fund lands for the purpose of settling Jews will not be seen as unacceptable discrimination.” Before the legislators voted, the Knesset’s legal adviser, Nurit Elstein, cleared the bill of accusations that it was racist.

Israel’s parliament last week approved by an overwhelming majority the first reading of a bill to ensure that much of the country’s inhabited land remains accessible to Jewish citizens only — a move described by one leading local newspaper as turning Israel into a “racist Jewish state”.

The private member’s bill, called the Jewish National Fund Law, has received cross-party support. The first reading was approved by 64 legislators, with 16 — most of them Arab MKs — opposed. Supporters ranged from former premiere Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud Party, to Ami Ayalon, a recent challenger to head the Labour Party.

The legislation is designed to nullify the threat posed by a Supreme Court judgment, reached in 2000, that potentially opens the door to thousands of Arab families leaving the tightly controlled areas assigned to them and choosing where they live. Currently Arab citizens, who comprise a fifth of the population, are barred from buying homes in most of the country.

The move is the latest in a series of battles since Israel’s establishment in 1948 to ensure exclusive Jewish control of land through an international Zionist organisation known as the Jewish National Fund (JNF). By the time of Israel’s founding, the JNF had bought about six per cent of historic Palestine for Jewish settlement. Rather than demanding that these territories be handed over by the JNF, the new state authorities assigned the organisation a special, quasi- governmental status. The JNF was also given a significant share of the lands and property confiscated from hundreds of thousands of Palestinians expelled during the 1948 War.

Today, the state has nationalised 80 per cent of land inside Israel, and the JNF holds another 13 per cent. Neither sells land to private owners on the grounds that it is being held in trust for worldwide Jewry. Instead, they offer long-term leases on the land in their possession.

The JNF has far more power than the division of land suggests, however: its 13 per cent share is reported to include some 70 per cent of the country’s inhabited land; it effectively controls a government body known as the Israel Lands Authority that manages the 93 per cent of land owned by the state and the JNF; and it dominates committees set up to vet applicants to hundreds of rural communities.

Because the JNF charter forbids it from selling or leasing land to non-Jews, this arrangement has allowed the JNF to discriminate against Arab citizens on behalf of the government. The JNF’s control of the Israel Lands Authority and the vetting committees has ensured that Arab citizens are excluded from most of the 93 per cent of nationalised land.

Instead they have been restricted to the three per cent of Israel on which Arab communities already exist or which is privately owned by Arab citizens, though even much of this land falls under the jurisdiction of Jewish regional councils that refuse to allow Arab families to build on it. Dozens of other Arab communities are classified as illegal because the state refuses to recognise them, even though they predate Israel’s establishment.

The JNF’s stranglehold on the management of Israeli land was finally challenged in 2000 when the Supreme Court compelled the vetting committee of a rural community, Katzir, to consider the application of an Arab family, the Kaadans, for a plot of land advertised for sale. Katzir’s committee, which until the ruling had been refusing even to deal with the Kaadans’ application, subsequently rejected the family on the grounds that they were not “socially suitable”. Seven years later the court has yet to offer the Kaadans proper redress.

However, the Kaadans ruling opened the way for other Arab families to demand the right to bid for homes in communities designed only for Jews. The JNF has twice tried to market homes in a new neighbourhood of Karmiel, a town in the Galilee, but has been forced to cancel the tender on each occasion when families from a nearby Arab community, Sakhnin, applied. A petition to the Supreme Court submitted in 2004 on behalf of the Arab families has yet to be heard.

In the meantime, the JNF is reported to be considering withdrawing from the long-standing arrangement that places the Israel Lands Authority in charge of managing all public land, including JNF land. As the court ruling applies only to land managed by the Israel Lands Authority, the JNF would be still entitled to discriminate if it marketed its own housing schemes without the help of the Israel Lands Authority.

The government has been desperately seeking a way both to maintain its relationship with the JNF and not to provoke a second court ruling against it. Earlier this year it announced that land was to be offered to Jews and Arabs without discrimination. In compensation, the JNF would be given state land of equal value every time it was forced to lease land to an Arab family.

The scheme has been criticised by human rights groups which fear it will perpetuate and ultimately exacerbate discrimination by increasing the amount of land under JNF ownership: the JNF will still own the land it is leasing to Arab families but it will also be sold additional land from the state.

The new bill seeks to prevent even the government’s proposed minor concession by nullifying the Supreme Court ruling. The legislation states: “the leasing of JNF lands for the purpose of settling Jews will not be seen as unacceptable discrimination.” Before the legislators voted, the Knesset’s legal adviser, Nurit Elstein, cleared the bill of accusations that it was racist.

Arab Knesset member Wassel Taha, of the National Democratic Assembly, said: “Only an insane Knesset would pass a racist law that affirms the great land theft of 1948 and turns it into Jews- only property.”

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/855/re92.htm

Racist Knesset Clears Itself of Racism

July 28, 2007

The Israeli Knesset is true to the Talmudic tradition of racism and doublespeak. According to Cardinal Schönborn, Christians should see the presence of these racial supremacist haters of truth in “Israel” as a fulfillment of Biblical prophesy and cause for rejoicing.

Anthology of bigotry

Jonathan Cook

The legislation states: “the leasing of Jewish National Fund lands for the purpose of settling Jews will not be seen as unacceptable discrimination.” Before the legislators voted, the Knesset’s legal adviser, Nurit Elstein, cleared the bill of accusations that it was racist.

Israel’s parliament last week approved by an overwhelming majority the first reading of a bill to ensure that much of the country’s inhabited land remains accessible to Jewish citizens only — a move described by one leading local newspaper as turning Israel into a “racist Jewish state”.

The private member’s bill, called the Jewish National Fund Law, has received cross-party support. The first reading was approved by 64 legislators, with 16 — most of them Arab MKs — opposed. Supporters ranged from former premiere Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud Party, to Ami Ayalon, a recent challenger to head the Labour Party.

The legislation is designed to nullify the threat posed by a Supreme Court judgment, reached in 2000, that potentially opens the door to thousands of Arab families leaving the tightly controlled areas assigned to them and choosing where they live. Currently Arab citizens, who comprise a fifth of the population, are barred from buying homes in most of the country.

The move is the latest in a series of battles since Israel’s establishment in 1948 to ensure exclusive Jewish control of land through an international Zionist organisation known as the Jewish National Fund (JNF). By the time of Israel’s founding, the JNF had bought about six per cent of historic Palestine for Jewish settlement. Rather than demanding that these territories be handed over by the JNF, the new state authorities assigned the organisation a special, quasi- governmental status. The JNF was also given a significant share of the lands and property confiscated from hundreds of thousands of Palestinians expelled during the 1948 War.

Today, the state has nationalised 80 per cent of land inside Israel, and the JNF holds another 13 per cent. Neither sells land to private owners on the grounds that it is being held in trust for worldwide Jewry. Instead, they offer long-term leases on the land in their possession.

The JNF has far more power than the division of land suggests, however: its 13 per cent share is reported to include some 70 per cent of the country’s inhabited land; it effectively controls a government body known as the Israel Lands Authority that manages the 93 per cent of land owned by the state and the JNF; and it dominates committees set up to vet applicants to hundreds of rural communities.

Because the JNF charter forbids it from selling or leasing land to non-Jews, this arrangement has allowed the JNF to discriminate against Arab citizens on behalf of the government. The JNF’s control of the Israel Lands Authority and the vetting committees has ensured that Arab citizens are excluded from most of the 93 per cent of nationalised land.

Instead they have been restricted to the three per cent of Israel on which Arab communities already exist or which is privately owned by Arab citizens, though even much of this land falls under the jurisdiction of Jewish regional councils that refuse to allow Arab families to build on it. Dozens of other Arab communities are classified as illegal because the state refuses to recognise them, even though they predate Israel’s establishment.

The JNF’s stranglehold on the management of Israeli land was finally challenged in 2000 when the Supreme Court compelled the vetting committee of a rural community, Katzir, to consider the application of an Arab family, the Kaadans, for a plot of land advertised for sale. Katzir’s committee, which until the ruling had been refusing even to deal with the Kaadans’ application, subsequently rejected the family on the grounds that they were not “socially suitable”. Seven years later the court has yet to offer the Kaadans proper redress.

However, the Kaadans ruling opened the way for other Arab families to demand the right to bid for homes in communities designed only for Jews. The JNF has twice tried to market homes in a new neighbourhood of Karmiel, a town in the Galilee, but has been forced to cancel the tender on each occasion when families from a nearby Arab community, Sakhnin, applied. A petition to the Supreme Court submitted in 2004 on behalf of the Arab families has yet to be heard.

In the meantime, the JNF is reported to be considering withdrawing from the long-standing arrangement that places the Israel Lands Authority in charge of managing all public land, including JNF land. As the court ruling applies only to land managed by the Israel Lands Authority, the JNF would be still entitled to discriminate if it marketed its own housing schemes without the help of the Israel Lands Authority.

The government has been desperately seeking a way both to maintain its relationship with the JNF and not to provoke a second court ruling against it. Earlier this year it announced that land was to be offered to Jews and Arabs without discrimination. In compensation, the JNF would be given state land of equal value every time it was forced to lease land to an Arab family.

The scheme has been criticised by human rights groups which fear it will perpetuate and ultimately exacerbate discrimination by increasing the amount of land under JNF ownership: the JNF will still own the land it is leasing to Arab families but it will also be sold additional land from the state.

The new bill seeks to prevent even the government’s proposed minor concession by nullifying the Supreme Court ruling. The legislation states: “the leasing of JNF lands for the purpose of settling Jews will not be seen as unacceptable discrimination.” Before the legislators voted, the Knesset’s legal adviser, Nurit Elstein, cleared the bill of accusations that it was racist.

Arab Knesset member Wassel Taha, of the National Democratic Assembly, said: “Only an insane Knesset would pass a racist law that affirms the great land theft of 1948 and turns it into Jews- only property.”

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/855/re92.htm

What the Knesset West interns and their bosses are up to

February 20, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: The US delegation is composed of 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Witness the Kabbalistic synthesis (“balance,” the middle pillar). Where “Israel” is concerned, Democrat (the left pillar) and Republican (the right pillar) “foes” sing in perfect harmony. What other issue are these alleged opposing sides as unanimous on?

U.S. delegation in Israel considers military option for Iran


“Conservative Christian” US Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., at the Western Wall, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.

Malaysia SunMonday
19th February, 2007
(Ynet news)

Iran was at the center of talks held between members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee for the US and Israel, Knesset Member Yuval Steinitz told Ynetnews on Monday evening. Steinitz is hosting a delegation of Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-California), Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) and Congressman Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico), and Arizona Senator Jon Kyl who arrived on a military flight to Israel on Sunday night to meet with fellow Israeli committee members.

On Monday evening, the delegation met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem, and later Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The Iranian subject was the first topic in all of the discussions,” Steinitz said, adding: “It was the central issue.” “Everyone expressed an unequivocal stance that Iran must not be allowed to be a nuclear country, and to have nuclear weapons,” Steinitz said. “There is some hope that if Europe works with the US to achieve economic sanctions, and a blockade on Tehran, then Iran may agree to halts its program, like North Korea,” he said.

“If not, it’s pretty clear that the military solution is on table,” he added.

The US delegation toured Jerusalem throughout Monday. Knesset Member Steinitz told Ynetnews he showed the US delegation around the works being carried out at the Mugrabi Gate, as well as archaeological work around the Western Wall.

“I explained to them that the Islamic Movement’s claims are not political, but are a total rejection of Judeo-Christian history. Their claim that there was no Temple in Jerusalem, and their rejection of what was said in the Old and New Testament, is an attack on Judeo-Christian tradition. It is an attempt to start a religious fanatic war,” Steinitz said. [This guy’s hypocrisy would make most rabbis blush]

He added that the delegation understood the severity of the issue. In the past, the joint Knesset-Congress-Senate committee helped make hundreds of millions of dollars available for Israel’s missile defense shield, Arrow, which is produced in cooperation Boeing in the US.

In addition, according to Steinitz, the committee has in the past prevented arms sales to Arab states that would have threatened Israel’s unique edge in the region; it also initiated the Iran nuclear sanctions law, which makes it illegal for governments to provide arms or aid Iran’s nuclear program, the Knesset member said.

“This is not just a polite visit,” Steinitz emphasized. On Tuesday, the delegation will visit an Arrow missile battery at an IDF base in Palmahim, in southern Israel, and will receive a guided tour on the recent successful test of the Arrow system. They will then meet with Mossad Director Meir Dagan.

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/229241/cs/1/

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1171894469709&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

What the Knesset West interns and their bosses are up to

February 20, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: The US delegation is composed of 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Witness the Kabbalistic synthesis (“balance,” the middle pillar). Where “Israel” is concerned, Democrat (the left pillar) and Republican (the right pillar) “foes” sing in perfect harmony. What other issue are these alleged opposing sides as unanimous on?

U.S. delegation in Israel considers military option for Iran


“Conservative Christian” US Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., at the Western Wall, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.

Malaysia SunMonday
19th February, 2007
(Ynet news)

Iran was at the center of talks held between members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee for the US and Israel, Knesset Member Yuval Steinitz told Ynetnews on Monday evening. Steinitz is hosting a delegation of Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-California), Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) and Congressman Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico), and Arizona Senator Jon Kyl who arrived on a military flight to Israel on Sunday night to meet with fellow Israeli committee members.

On Monday evening, the delegation met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem, and later Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The Iranian subject was the first topic in all of the discussions,” Steinitz said, adding: “It was the central issue.” “Everyone expressed an unequivocal stance that Iran must not be allowed to be a nuclear country, and to have nuclear weapons,” Steinitz said. “There is some hope that if Europe works with the US to achieve economic sanctions, and a blockade on Tehran, then Iran may agree to halts its program, like North Korea,” he said.

“If not, it’s pretty clear that the military solution is on table,” he added.

The US delegation toured Jerusalem throughout Monday. Knesset Member Steinitz told Ynetnews he showed the US delegation around the works being carried out at the Mugrabi Gate, as well as archaeological work around the Western Wall.

“I explained to them that the Islamic Movement’s claims are not political, but are a total rejection of Judeo-Christian history. Their claim that there was no Temple in Jerusalem, and their rejection of what was said in the Old and New Testament, is an attack on Judeo-Christian tradition. It is an attempt to start a religious fanatic war,” Steinitz said. [This guy’s hypocrisy would make most rabbis blush]

He added that the delegation understood the severity of the issue. In the past, the joint Knesset-Congress-Senate committee helped make hundreds of millions of dollars available for Israel’s missile defense shield, Arrow, which is produced in cooperation Boeing in the US.

In addition, according to Steinitz, the committee has in the past prevented arms sales to Arab states that would have threatened Israel’s unique edge in the region; it also initiated the Iran nuclear sanctions law, which makes it illegal for governments to provide arms or aid Iran’s nuclear program, the Knesset member said.

“This is not just a polite visit,” Steinitz emphasized. On Tuesday, the delegation will visit an Arrow missile battery at an IDF base in Palmahim, in southern Israel, and will receive a guided tour on the recent successful test of the Arrow system. They will then meet with Mossad Director Meir Dagan.

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/229241/cs/1/

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1171894469709&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

What the Knesset West interns and their bosses are up to

February 20, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: The US delegation is composed of 2 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Witness the Kabbalistic synthesis (“balance,” the middle pillar). Where “Israel” is concerned, Democrat (the left pillar) and Republican (the right pillar) “foes” sing in perfect harmony. What other issue are these alleged opposing sides as unanimous on?

U.S. delegation in Israel considers military option for Iran


“Conservative Christian” US Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., at the Western Wall, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.

Malaysia SunMonday
19th February, 2007
(Ynet news)

Iran was at the center of talks held between members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee for the US and Israel, Knesset Member Yuval Steinitz told Ynetnews on Monday evening. Steinitz is hosting a delegation of Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-California), Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) and Congressman Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico), and Arizona Senator Jon Kyl who arrived on a military flight to Israel on Sunday night to meet with fellow Israeli committee members.

On Monday evening, the delegation met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem, and later Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The Iranian subject was the first topic in all of the discussions,” Steinitz said, adding: “It was the central issue.” “Everyone expressed an unequivocal stance that Iran must not be allowed to be a nuclear country, and to have nuclear weapons,” Steinitz said. “There is some hope that if Europe works with the US to achieve economic sanctions, and a blockade on Tehran, then Iran may agree to halts its program, like North Korea,” he said.

“If not, it’s pretty clear that the military solution is on table,” he added.

The US delegation toured Jerusalem throughout Monday. Knesset Member Steinitz told Ynetnews he showed the US delegation around the works being carried out at the Mugrabi Gate, as well as archaeological work around the Western Wall.

“I explained to them that the Islamic Movement’s claims are not political, but are a total rejection of Judeo-Christian history. Their claim that there was no Temple in Jerusalem, and their rejection of what was said in the Old and New Testament, is an attack on Judeo-Christian tradition. It is an attempt to start a religious fanatic war,” Steinitz said. [This guy’s hypocrisy would make most rabbis blush]

He added that the delegation understood the severity of the issue. In the past, the joint Knesset-Congress-Senate committee helped make hundreds of millions of dollars available for Israel’s missile defense shield, Arrow, which is produced in cooperation Boeing in the US.

In addition, according to Steinitz, the committee has in the past prevented arms sales to Arab states that would have threatened Israel’s unique edge in the region; it also initiated the Iran nuclear sanctions law, which makes it illegal for governments to provide arms or aid Iran’s nuclear program, the Knesset member said.

“This is not just a polite visit,” Steinitz emphasized. On Tuesday, the delegation will visit an Arrow missile battery at an IDF base in Palmahim, in southern Israel, and will receive a guided tour on the recent successful test of the Arrow system. They will then meet with Mossad Director Meir Dagan.

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/229241/cs/1/

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1171894469709&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Knesset West Interns Report to Bosses

February 18, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following headline is the Malaysia Sun’s spin on a news article which was published by the Judaic press. I think they understate the matter. The people headed from the Knesset West (formerly known as the US Congress) to “Israel” are not US Senators, they’re more accurately identified as Knesset interns. And they were indoctrinated prior to being assigned to their positions.

U.S. senators to arrive in Israel for indoctrination Saturday 17th February, 2007

(Israel Insider): A delegation of American senators is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Sunday.

The senators are members of a joint Senate-Knesset committee headed by Senator Jon Kyl, who is close to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Member of Knesset Yuval Steinitz (Likud) is hosting the delegation.

Together with Senator Kyl, he established the committee four years ago to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries. ‘We formed the committee four years ago, when I was Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. It is the only joint committee between the American Congress and another country,’ said Steinitz.

‘We think that it is important that the members of the delegation feel the connection and understand Israel better. They are mostly non-Jewish and we want them to feel some obligation to the country,’ he added. ‘The ability of the Senate and the Congress to promote issues is just as important as that of the American administration.

They will be briefed by Mossad Officials about Iran, Hezbollah and global Jihad,’ he said. ‘The committee has had major achievements and we hope that this visit will lead to additional feats,’ he concluded.

One of the committee’s successes to date is receiving funding for a project to develop a rocket-interception system.

The two-day visit includes meetings with Opposition Chairman MK Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief of the Mossad. Later on they will also meet Deputy President and Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The visit will end with dinner with Coalition Chairman MK Avigdor Itzchaky, MK Tzachi Hangebi, Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Robert Auman and Nathan Sharansky.

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/228879/cs/1/

http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/10708.htm

Knesset West Interns Report to Bosses

February 18, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following headline is the Malaysia Sun’s spin on a news article which was published by the Judaic press. I think they understate the matter. The people headed from the Knesset West (formerly known as the US Congress) to “Israel” are not US Senators, they’re more accurately identified as Knesset interns. And they were indoctrinated prior to being assigned to their positions.

U.S. senators to arrive in Israel for indoctrination Saturday 17th February, 2007

(Israel Insider): A delegation of American senators is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Sunday.

The senators are members of a joint Senate-Knesset committee headed by Senator Jon Kyl, who is close to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Member of Knesset Yuval Steinitz (Likud) is hosting the delegation.

Together with Senator Kyl, he established the committee four years ago to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries. ‘We formed the committee four years ago, when I was Chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. It is the only joint committee between the American Congress and another country,’ said Steinitz.

‘We think that it is important that the members of the delegation feel the connection and understand Israel better. They are mostly non-Jewish and we want them to feel some obligation to the country,’ he added. ‘The ability of the Senate and the Congress to promote issues is just as important as that of the American administration.

They will be briefed by Mossad Officials about Iran, Hezbollah and global Jihad,’ he said. ‘The committee has had major achievements and we hope that this visit will lead to additional feats,’ he concluded.

One of the committee’s successes to date is receiving funding for a project to develop a rocket-interception system.

The two-day visit includes meetings with Opposition Chairman MK Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief of the Mossad. Later on they will also meet Deputy President and Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The visit will end with dinner with Coalition Chairman MK Avigdor Itzchaky, MK Tzachi Hangebi, Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Robert Auman and Nathan Sharansky.

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/228879/cs/1/

http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Briefs/10708.htm