R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? The Full Spectrum
This week we have six (6) author contributions and five (5) book reviews submitted by three different reviewers. We feature this week the promotional material for 15 books some of which are not yet available and one of which has no book cover photo. These books are: "Fireflies" by Coleen Murtagh Paratore; "Ouija" by A. Martin; "The Divine One" by Danielle R. Mani; "Everything You Need to Know About Rush Limbaugh "CONSERVATISM" by Elmer Lightman; "The Chicago Syncopator" by Philip Nemec; "Rescuing Oricito: The Almost True Story of a South American Street Dog" by Marty Kingsbury; "Raising Children That Other People Like to Be Around" by Richard Greenberg; "Truth and Love" by Grace Ruto; "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" By William Brinn; "Debridement" By Sean Dow; "High Notes" by Richard Loren; "Leadership: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint" by Gordon Tredgold; "Revolutionize Your Child's Life" by Peggy Caruso; "The Carpathian Assignment" by Chip Wagar and "Interpreting Body Psychology" By Cris Cotone
Jul 20, 2014 - 3:10:11 AM
International The Shamrak Report BBC upset over fake war photos
A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmo, Sweden, a week ago - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, than ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly escape his attackers and was taken to hospital with serious injuries....The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) published a short report last Tuesday in which it warned that many of the graphic images that are being shared on social media, purporting to show destruction that the IDF is wreaking in Gaza, are not in fact photos from Operation Protective Edge
Jul 18, 2014 - 2:40:32 AM
R.P. BenDedek For "lousy service" try Norton Internet Security.
So I called them and naturally was transferred to someone and while waiting waiting waiting waiting waiting for someone to answer, I got the automated advices on how to fix problems. OBVIOUSLY the Norton product has lots and lots of problems - although I had never encountered any in the past.
Jul 16, 2014 - 6:50:02 PM
International Between the Settlers and the Unsettlers, the One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep
Over time, West Bank Arabs may embrace Israeli citizenship--when it is offered--as firmly as their counterparts inside the Green Line. The so-called apartheid issue is a canard. Israeli Arabs lived under martial law between the end of the War of Independence in 1949 and 1966, and no one spoke of apartheid. Israel's most pressing problem in the near future may be Arab refugees trying to get in...Events have shown that the PA cannot rule without Hamas, and it cannot rule with Hamas; it can neither support nor suppress terrorism on the West Bank. The inability of the Palestine Authority to govern, the inability of Hamas to distance itself from its patron in Tehran, and the collapse of the surrounding states eventually will require Israel to assume control over the West Bank. This time the Israelis will stay.
Jul 16, 2014 - 6:45:34 PM
R.P. BenDedek The 'Google' and 'Microsoft' Idiots
We live in the 21st century where in the morning we are in one country and a few hours later in another. When you travel and stop in three countries within a 24 hour period as I sometimes do, how the hell are you to access the internet or email account without a VPN or without a telephone number or alternate email address, and when you have an alternate address, how can you access anything if they are all saying 'Suspicious Activity?' Frankly, the only suspicious activity that I ever encounter comes from Google. They say that computers are a blessing. Maybe so! BUT VIRTUAL MONOPOLIES ARE NOT!
Jul 14, 2014 - 12:15:10 AM
Kenneth Tellis Why single out Australia over racial discrimination?
Of course, I noted a few days before this was brought out by the BBC, that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had disenfranchised people of European dissent in that country, and was confiscating their farms, home and businesses, yet there was no mention of this event on the BBC at all. It struck me as odd that Australia was being the recipient of mudslinging over the actions of one person, yet what happened in Zimbabwe was totally overlooked by the BBC.
Jul 14, 2014 - 12:07:26 AM
International A Zionist Response to the Murder of Our Boys
"This is a Zionist response of the Jewish people to the incomprehensible act of killing our boys," Matar said. "Our enemies think they will scare us away with their acts of terrorism, but they are wrong. We cling to the land ever more strongly in response to their efforts."
Jul 13, 2014 - 2:20:35 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Life's little oddities.
Last week, while we published no Author Articles, we did publish Seven book reviews most of which were done by Martha Stevens-David. This week as usual we bring you the publicity for 15 new book releases. These are: "The Truth about Racism" by Dr. Philip Asante; "Hidden Relationships of the Homicide Detective" by Herman L. Hinton; "Solider Boy" by Allan Green; "The Rise of the Black Knight" by Hugh Cumming; "The Pop Up Kid" by Donald Williams; ""Women of Wealth - Caught in the Middle" by Dennis Stearns and Sharon Allen; "Doomsday Marauders" by Kilkenny; "An Idiotic Savant" by Russell Stewart; "Emily" By Jeremy and Emily Wells; "The Longest Distance" by David Scott; ""Revenge and Retribution"" by Anna Belfrage; "The Accidental Purpose" by Gina Quarles; "Diet Enlightenment: The Real Secret to Weight Loss" by Rachel L. Pires; "Tattoo Zoo" By Paul Avallone and "Touching God: A Journey, A Guide to Mysticism in Christianity and Islam" By Dr. Brad Tyndall.
Jul 13, 2014 - 2:12:15 AM
Kenneth Tellis Moot of French-speaking countries in Ottawa, why?
While the Commonwealth of Nations has a much bigger membership than La Francophonie, after the era of Trudeau regime IN 1968 and coming of Franco-Amerindians to power in Canada, the Commonwealth of Nations to which Canada had always belonged was given the cold shoulder and treated like a pariah. But, the Canadian governments elected after the Trudeau Regime were really no different and continued to treat the Commonwealth with contempt to till the present time, and the Harper Regime still continues the policy.
Jul 11, 2014 - 2:05:31 AM
R.P. BenDedek Should the Secretary of Homeland Security be Impeached?
I received an email from the United States Justice Foundation (Michael Connelly - Executive Director; 932 "D" Street, Suite 2 Ramona, California 92065) encouraging all American Patriots to support a call for House Members to Impeach Barack Hussein Obama's Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson for dispersing around the country, the thousands of illegal alien children who are pouring across the border.
Jul 9, 2014 - 8:52:12 PM
International Nadia Matar: Proclaiming Sovereignty With Might, Genius, And Not A Little Sechel
I had attended the rally at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv so filled with life and hope and then so shortly after stood in the hot sun for hours, body to body with my brothers and sisters at the funeral of our dear martyrs. It was only fitting then, that I capped off my week with a visit to Givat Oz V'Gaon, a hilltop outpost, its name containing an acronym for Gilad, Eyal, and Naftali (HY"D).
Jul 8, 2014 - 7:40:10 PM
International The Shamrak Report: Blame the Jews and you can't go wrong
For almost 50 years Israel has been blamed for all the problems and instability of the Middle East . With the success of ISIS in Syria and Iraq the true reasons behind the conflict are exposed. There is a long standing deep-seated hatred, based on theological differences, between Shiites and Sunnis. It is behind a religious war currently waged by proxies.
Jul 6, 2014 - 2:15:34 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Mystical Nature of the Universe
This week in the book basket we list four book reviews and one article from an author. That article is a 'recipe' provided us by Tom Formaro author of "The Broken Heart Diet." We list 15 books in this week book basket which includes: "Holiday of Horrors" by BGE Ruth; "Last of the Red Hot Poppas" by Tito Luv; "Strike at the Heart: The first mission" By L.W. Berrie; "365 Guide New York City" by Monica DiNatale; "How to Get Laid before the Main Course" by ViMal; "The Wisdom of White Wing: Volume 1" by Don McQueen; "Because You Are Here" by Carina Salva; "The Chosen One" by Patrizia Trani; "Don't Blame the Messenger" by Lee Kronert; "Mental Cruelty" by Lee Kronert; "The Secret Casino at Red Men's Hall" by Samuel W. Valenza Jr.; "Rumble Yell" by Brian David Bruns; "Force of Mind, Song of Heart" by Dr. Lynne D'Amico; "The Crossroads of a Wonderful Life" by George Quigley Langstaff Jr. and "The Village and Beyond" by William Hale.
Jul 6, 2014 - 2:07:33 AM
International What Made a Legally Established Settlement Illegal?
There is only one International law concerning Israeli settlement that is binding and has never been superseded. The League of Nations, on July 24th, 1922, established the Mandate for Palestine, by unanimous vote, which included two Islamic states, Persia and Albania. The resolution stated, in part, "Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country...." Note "reconstituting" their national home. The Jewish people was explicitly recognized as the long-exiled indigenous people of that land.
Jul 4, 2014 - 12:17:01 AM
International How two women work to shift public opinion on Israeli Sovereignty
The revival of the small former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) army base located on Israeli-controlled land is one of the concrete achievements of Nadia and Yehudit Katsover, 66, her co-chair in the activist Women in Green movement. But Shdema is just the tip of the iceberg in what the women hope to achieve in the larger battle to shift public opinion away from the two-state solution and to gain acceptance for the idea of declaring Israeli sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley.
Jul 2, 2014 - 1:50:37 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? It's all about believing
During the last two weeks, we have had only two book reviews published and published only four (4) author articles. These are listed in today's book basket along with 15 new book releases, which are: "Tormented Prison" by Sky Gram; "Greed is Good" by Michael Engmann; "The Orange Trees of Baghdad" by Leilah Nadir; "One Chance, One Moment" by Judith Kohnen; "The Broken Heart Diet" by Tom Formaro; "Faith: Mary's Story" By Sharon Richter; "Let Me Tell You a Story" by Charles Keith Hardman; "Black and Born to Succeed" By Samuel F. Black; "Philosophy: A Path with Heart" by Alan H. Johnson; "It's Not Always Racist" By Dionne Wright Poulton; "Greyhound Therapy" By JR Conway; "Warrior Seven" By Matthew Valles; "Junk to Gold" by Willis Johnson; "Locked Gates, The Riddle Lord's Secrets" by Howard West and "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" by Beckie Butcher
Jun 29, 2014 - 1:40:33 AM
This picture was taken at Beihai Park, Beijing, at the beginning of June 2014. Mummy is having so much fun she asks Daddy - next to whom I am standing - to take a pic of her and Daughter who is too busy playing with her phone to even raise her eyes. It was an extremely sad moment.
Jun 29, 2014 - 12:02:31 AM
International The Shamrak Report Americans are just infidels
The United States has been wasting billions of dollars to finance 3-letter spy agencies who are always saying "We were caught off guard." For example after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait; 9/11 attacks; during and after so-called Arab Spring, attack of the US embassy in Benghazi, results of Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt, the mess in Syria and current advance of ISIS in Iraq. Money would be better spent if the US outsourced its intelligence gathering to Israeli Mossad!
Jun 25, 2014 - 12:15:05 AM
International Boycott of Israel falters
A Dutch fund manager, who asked to remain anonymous, believes several senior executives at PGGM (the Dutch pension fund which was the first to announce that it would drop its holdings in five Israeli banks due to their financing of Israeli settlements) now regret excluding the five Israeli banks.... Both ABP, the biggest Dutch pension fund, and Nordea Investment Management, the large Nordic fund house, have since announced that they will remain invested in the Israeli banks.... (Financial Times, June 15, 2014)....... In Massachusetts, Israeli businesses contributed over s$6bn to direct income, and generated more than 6,600 American jobs.
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:15:21 PM
Taken on a recent visit to Xishan or West Mountain in Suzhou.
Jun 22, 2014 - 12:02:25 AM
International The Shamrak Report Jewish Kids Don't Count
Three yeshiva students were kidnaped in Judea and Samaria on Thursday. One of them is an Israeli-American. A covert Hamas cell in Hebron is believed to have perpetrated the abduction. The White House 'concerned' - not outrage! Imagine the reaction if US citizen was kidnapped by Jews! Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah El-Sisi has strengthened the siege on its Gaza partner, Hamas. Cairo insists that the Rafah crossing stays shut unless Hamas hands control over to the PA, which will never happen. Any international outrage?
Jun 20, 2014 - 4:50:52 AM
R.P. BenDedek When good men do nothing wrong
Perhaps she had good cause to complain about taking photographs and calling police might have been the right thing to do, but as so often happens, loud self-righteous voices preaching righteous causes have a tendency to promote their just causes through unrighteous means, resorting to lies and deception much more often than we probably realize. The man that M/s Mears attacked had actually recorded the attack and after she told police that she had been assaulted, he showed the officers the video from his iPhone. He was released and she was arrested. This is just one example of how the victim is often painted as the perpetrator.
Jun 20, 2014 - 4:45:08 AM
Kenneth Tellis Kebekois separatists learn nothing from their abject failures
The May 12, 2014 defeat of Pauline Maurois's Parti Kebekois does not still the dream of a separate Kebek nation. The Parti Kebekois was trounced by the Kebek Liberal Party because they refuse to face reality and cling to the hopes and dreams of an arrogant idiot who thought that he was God's gift to Kebek, whereas he was really an absolute failure. But like all those of his ilk Rene Levesque was great in his own mind to the point that he thought he could do no wrong. This former Kebekois who served in the U.S. Forces during World War II, boasted that he was fluent in English, but that was just not true
Jun 18, 2014 - 12:05:22 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Managing Life, Love and Health
In addition to the one book review listed this week and four articles sent to us by book authors, the book basket today contains the publicity material for 15 books. These are: "Hooked On Customer" by Bob Thompson; "He Poked The Tiger" by Nancy Inch; "Surviving the 70s" by Greg Phillips ; "Scripted In Heaven" by Lourdes Duque Baron; "Fixes That Last" by Eugene Razzetti; "A Song for Carmine" by M. Spio; "The Boy in a Plaster Cast" by Peter Saunders; "The Darkness Behind Me" by T.J. Shannon; "The Leader of the World: The Last Messenger" by E. Mann; "The Billable Hour" by Petula Parker; "Medical Spanish Mix and Match" by Murnez Blades; "Sacred Ground: Path to Recovery" by Christina Kook and Grand Master Greg Yau; "The Legacy of Two Gemini Knights" by Geoff Logan; "Expectation Therapy" by Art Costello and "White Sails Became Me" by Nicholas F. Starace II
Jun 15, 2014 - 6:17:33 AM
International The Shamrak Report Women are not important
International media, blinded by anti-Semitic hate and in fear of Muslim reprisal, does not care! According to the UN, over 5,000 Muslim women are victims of "honor killing" world-wide annually. Anti-Semitic 'liberals' only care about terrorists killed by IDF solders!
Jun 13, 2014 - 7:55:18 AM
International Making murder respectable
Barely a week has passed since the Palestinian unity government was sworn in, and the international community has wasted little time in conferring legitimacy on this nascent terrorist regime. Kerry and others have been vocally asserting that the new Palestinian administration consists of "technocrats" without political affiliation. This, however, is nothing less than an act of willful deceit. After all, these "technocrats" were appointed by Hamas, got their positions as a result of Hamas' deal with Fatah, and will obviously answer directly to the terrorist group's leadership.
Jun 11, 2014 - 12:15:29 AM
Kenneth Tellis The unrequited dreams of tyrants and fools
His defeat at Waterloo in Belgium in 1815 was one of his own making, it was the only decision that he ever made and it was a total failure. He had misjudged his enemy, believing him to be inexperienced, and that was his downfall. The Anglo-Irish Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley) was a very experienced British officer, having served in the army of the East India Company as Arthur Wesley and saw action against their foes in India, where he had developed new methods of warfare unknown to the French.
Jun 11, 2014 - 12:07:30 AM
International The Shamrak Report Muslims want Israeli Citizenship
It should be noted that while Arab MKs claim to identify with 'Palestinians', they react with anger when it is suggested that areas of Israel with a heavy Arab population would be transferred to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as part of a future peace deal.
Jun 8, 2014 - 12:23:02 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Dealing with Life's Problems
This week three different authors published articles at Magic City and three different reviewers published book reviews. Links to them all are found in this week's book basket, along with the publicity material for 14 new books. These books are: "Justice for Lorraine" by Conrad Cohen; "The Last Human" by Ink Pieper; "The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator" by Ken Banks; "I Called Myself Cassandra" by Lourdes Duque Baron; "Chasing Woodstock: Finding the Cost of Freedom" by Ron Evans; "Borderline Hero" by Kenneth Konecnik; "The Keeper" by Martha Carr; "In Clouds of Fire" by Elaine Stienon; "Desert Refuge" by Cheryl Murphy; "The Confessional" by Reiny Pierson; "Small Forces" by Mike Conver; "The Shaman's Daughter" by Nicki Peet; "A Midlife Intermezzo" by Boas Gonen; and "Ghost Light" by Sarah Romine
Jun 8, 2014 - 12:10:31 AM
International Prayers on Tisha B'Av on the Temple Mount? (Discrimination)
Sovereignty organization launches legal battle over planned event at Judaism's holiest site after facing constant red tape..."As written in the application, my client asked for your approval for a meeting on the Temple Mount on the night of Tisha B'av, on August 8, 2014, to read the Book of Lamentations and hold a lecture on the site." The Israel Police, in an attempt to appease the Muslim Waqf which was left in charge of the compound after the 1967 Six Day War, ban Jews from praying or performing any other form of worship.
Jun 6, 2014 - 10:10:22 AM
International Anti-Muslim discrimination rife in Canada according to new book
Over 9 out of 10 Canadian Muslims have seen some form of negative or insulting stereotypes of Muslims in the media. And nearly three-quarters of them have seen policies that negatively impact their community. The results are part of a series of alarming findings published in 'Only Canadian: The Experience of Hate Moderated Differential Citizenship for Muslims', a new research project carried out by the IHRC.
Jun 6, 2014 - 10:07:35 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Facts, Fantasy and Questions
This last week we only published one review and only had two articles from authors. We already have three author articles being published today. In addition to the links to reviews and author articles, today we have published the material for 15 new book releases. These are: "Isn't Life Strange!" by Jeff Neil; "Quicksand; A Family Foundation" by Victoria Thomas; "Contacts With The Gods From Space" by Dr. George King; "At Risk Students" by Charisse Beach; "Scotch Rising" by SJ Garland; "Where's My Sanity? Stories that Help" by Dr. Claudia Luiz; "The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible" by Dr. James Ivey; "Scream For Me" By Elizabeth Washburn; "Dagger in the Cup" By JB Hailton Queen; "The Basket of Fruit" by Margaret Hooton; "Go Green!" by Disney Collection; "The Gifted" by Daphne Michaels; "The Katar Legacy" by Tobin Loshento; "How Oneness Changes Everything" by Ratanjit Sondhe and "Educating Messiahs" by Colin Hannaford
Jun 1, 2014 - 12:12:00 AM
International Pope Francis's unfriendly visit to Israel
Francis stridently condemned the anti-Jewish attacks in Brussels and Paris. And during his ceremonial visits to Yad Vashem, the Wailing Wall and the terror victims memorial he said similarly appropriate things. But all of his statements ring hollow and false in light of his actions.
May 29, 2014 - 6:40:04 AM
International The Shamrak Report Mental Illness Grips the World
The Global 100 showed 26 percent of respondents, a figure which represents 1.09 billion people worldwide, harbor anti-Semitic sentiment. Geographically, that number is higher in the Middle East and North Africa, rising to a whopping 74 percent. In the Americas its 19 percent, and Oceania fares best, with only 14 percent. What is truly disconcerting, however, is that 70 percent of all those deemed anti-Semitic by the index, admitted they had never met a Jew...
May 29, 2014 - 6:28:37 AM
R.P. BenDedek What's in the Book Basket This Week? Politics and Children (I repeat myself)
In this week's Book Basket we list the four book reviews provided by our reviewers and the five articles submitted by authors which were published last week. We also list 15 new book releases. These are: "One Creepy Street: Annica's Broom" by Lee Jordan; "When Charlie Made a Wish" by Megan Green; "Adventures in Raceland" by A.J. Loft; "Your Next Mission" by Lida Citroen; "Western Cowboy Poetry" by Sharon Carpenter; "God Is" by Omer Dawson; "Breaking Free" by Winter Page; "Teaching with Heart" by S. M. Intrator and M. Scribner; "The Bloodline Chronicles Vol. I" by Joe Sherman; "The God I Believe In" by Joshua Haberman; "The Jagged Side of Midnight" by Patrick DiCicco; "Ann's Letters" by Gerald Dougherty; "The Cudoni Creed" by Phil Cuda; "Abraham Lincoln's Path to Reelection in 1864" by Fred J. Martin Jr. and "Political gridlock" by Ned Witting
May 25, 2014 - 12:22:10 AM
International 'American Pressure on Israel? Perhaps Just a Smidgeon'...
Note that more than one hundred and fifty people from Hashmonaim and surrounding communities took part in the conference, which was organized by Women in Green in cooperation with a new movement being formulated currently, the 'Am Chazak' movement. The event took place under the influence of the disturbing consciousness that the speakers and those present had regarding the civil administration's intention to carry out the destruction of buildings in three communities in Judea and Samaria by the end of the week.
May 23, 2014 - 7:35:22 AM
International The Shamrak Report Jews not allowed cultural heritage
Just imagine how much of Jewish heritage - books, ritual wear, artwork - is still hidden in the basements of churches, monasteries, museums and art galleries of the anti-Semitic Europe! Stealing from Jews is still a 'badge of honor' for the bigots. Many countries are still hindering the return of Jewish properties and waiting for the moment when it will be legally "too late". In their perverse and twisted mentality there is no need to make apologies and return properties to Jews, unlike to Greeks, Egyptians, Arabs or Australian aborigines.
May 22, 2014 - 12:10:10 AM
International Sovereignty Journal: 'The Stability Initiative'
Just before his official entry into the political system, Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, issued his proposed policy entitled "The Israel Stability Initiative," the main thrust of which is the gradual annexation of the territories of Judea and Samaria and ending the Jewish-Arab conflict. From a recent conversation with him, more than a year after his entry into the government, it is clear that Bennett has apparently found no reason to change anything in his plan. "What I saw from there, I see from here as well," he tells us.
May 21, 2014 - 1:03:03 AM