In 5 Minutes Understand The Middle East Conflict.
Retired Israeli Brigadier General Danny Gold helped develop Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system. The Iron Dome system that has been shooting down Hamas rockets has become a core component of Israel’s defense. Gold said the Iron Dome benefits from “a robust design that can cope with future uncertainty”, it was designed to be quickly updated to counter more advanced missiles in the future.
When Gold first proposed the Iron Dome support for its development was hesitant. Gold was told, “It cannot be done,” “it’s to science fiction”, with many thinking it would be a “15 to 20 years project.” It took Gold two years of lobbying to receive the funds to begin developing the Iron Dome.
From idea to completion went quickly after funding was approved for the Iron Dome. There are 15 major components involved. Radar scans the sky, when Hamas launches rockets radar identifies each projectile, calculates its flight path, marks the rockets most likely to hit populated areas or strategic assets, fires an interceptor missile at the target, and destroys the target in the air.
The Iron Dome success rate is estimated at 90 %.
This is funny. One State Solution: Give the Middle East To The Jews. Klavan has a point and a lot of truth in it.
It seems that the Taliban who handed over Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to the U.S. Special Forces team in the prisoner exchange in Afghanistan were disapointed the Americans “did not stop to talk or exchange polite greetings.”
But once on the ground, the Americans, to the dismay of the Taliban, proved uninterested in any pomp. They rushed through the encounter and did not stop to talk or exchange polite greetings, as is customary in Afghanistan, even during hostage releases. The narrator complained that they had managed to shake hands with only two of the Americans, and that one of them had hastily shoved his left hand forward, considered a particularly rude gesture in Afghanistan.
“She took his phone because he was in class texting,” said senior Calvin Bennet Rainwater. “ We’re not supposed to have our phones out. He pushed her like three times.”
“Aldine Independent School District police on Thursday filed a criminal charge of injury to an elderly person against a 16-year-old male student. The charge stems from an incident that occurred Thursday afternoon at Nimitz High School when a substitute teacher confiscated the student’s cell phone. The student is accused of physically shoving the substitute teacher to the ground and then retrieving his cell phone. Other students witnessed the incident and immediately reported it to school officials, who then summoned an ambulance and the campus-based police officer. The substitute teacher, who is a retired Aldine teacher, was treated at a local hospital and then released.”
Update: Boko Harem video of girls may be a fake. “They are not the same. They are not the girls abducted,” said Ojutiku, a Southern Baptist in Raleigh, N.C., who receives frequent updates from members of the grassroots group Lift Up Now. He co-founded the group to address political, economic and social challenges in his homeland Nigeria.
More likely, the Monday (May 12) video is a ruse by the Islamic terrorists to mislead those searching for the girls, Ojutiku said.” Baptist Press
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has released the names of 180 schoolgirls that were kidnapped from the school in Chibok, Nigeria.
165 are Christian girls and 15 girls are Muslim.
Many are affiliated with the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria.
A video released by Islamist militants Boko Haram claims to show over 100 of the missing girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria.
The girls are wearing full-length hijabs and reciting the first book of the Koran. Boko Haram says the girls have converted to Islam.
Boko Haram demands prisoner exchange for the Nigerian schoolgirls.