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Israel repairs Gaza power line

Another Israeli war crime! Even as Hamas continued to hurl bombs at them, Israeli electric workers on Monday repaired a power line, destroyed by a Hamas rocket, that fed electricity to Gaza.

After a day without power, electricity was restored to some 70,000 Gazans when the Israeli government gave the Israel Electric Corp. the green light to repair a high-power line damaged by a rocket on Saturday. … The IEC employees dispatched to repair the damage were accompanied by Israel Defense Forces soldiers and outfitted with bulletproof vests. They wore special helmets as well to minimize the threat of shrapnel injuries.

Can you wrap you mind around this? Not only did the Israelis do the repair, ending a blackout in Gaza, the story makes it clear that this power is supplied to Gaza by Israel. And this is all taking place while Hamas tries to kill as many Israelis as possible, from Gaza.

So, just who is the hate-monger here?

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • joe

    I have never understood the hate that the U.S. media and leftist politicians in this country have displayed towards the country of Israel or the Jewish people, the bias is there for all to see, but never an explanation for the hate.

  • Pzatchok

    Think of it this way.

    The KKK was started inside the democratic party. They shared all the same ideas and goals.

    The Democratic party might have “kicked out” the KKK in the early 60’s but do you really think they got rid of everyone with those KKK ideal and attitudes?
    Of course not. Just look at everything they have done for the minorities(the Blacks) in America.
    They started with real cheap and safe birth control available at anytime. Planned Parenthood. Abortions.
    Then they followed up with segregated schooling. When that failed they gave them free public schooling.
    After that it was welfare. But you could not get much, if anything, unless you were a single mother with no live in father/husband. Nice way to start the break up of the family.
    Then they started the attacks by way of the education system on religion. You don’t need it, why God doesn’t even exist.
    Then free housing, in choice selected areas.
    And now free phones and the best one yet “free” health care.

    In what ways have any of those programs helped the black community at large? Know anyone they lifted out of poverty? Anyone’s families better because of it? Any children leaping ahead scholastically because of a government program?

    All the democrats have done is place the black community back onto a plantation with white democrats running it from Washington.

    And you ask why the Democrats or their supporters in the media hate the Jewish people?
    Its because they are soft glove closet racists. When have the KKK or the democrats ever supported Israel?

    Even the prince’s of the the democrat party, JFK and his brother, tried to discredit MLK with secret wire taps and IRS investigations. They even went so far as actual threats.

    And you wonder were the real racists hide?

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