Nevertheless, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) fewer and fewer start work or studies. Only half of the participants who completed the program in 2010 are doing something useful after two years of training in Norwegian.
Including social benefits and course fees, the state has spent a total of 56 billion kroner ($9,747,080,000) on training of 56,000 immigrants from 2004 to 2010.
This also means that the government has spent 23 billion kroner ($5,743,815,000 on 23,000 people that are not doing anything useful. (This financial information probably does not include the cost of combating the crime rise and incarceration of Muslim offenders. The effect on social coherence is impossible to calculate!)
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
Under the Arab peace plan Israel would have to recognize Palestine as a legitimate state, giving the fake Palestinians the right to claim Jewish land as their own. There is no real requirement for the immediate recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Israel would also have to accept the return of the so-called refugees and their descendants - who left the land on their own accord following orders of their leaders who were planning the genocide of Jewish people - turning Israel into another Arab state. This is the plan of destruction of the only Jewish state through the Arab demographic upsurge, which will be followed by the second Holocaust. Not surprisingly it is welcomed and widely supported by all international anti-Semitic bigots!
PA leaders expressed joy over the downfall of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s regime, with some calling on people in the Gaza Strip to follow suit and topple the Hamas government. (There is no loyalty in an Islamic wolf pack.)
Amnesty International called on the public to mail Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers in order to protest the hanging of two local men and to appeal against other executions, as Hamas hanged the two men accused of collaborating with Israel. It was the fifth such sentence handed down by the coastal enclave's authorities since the beginning of the year. (After years of terror and violation of the Human rights AI finally made a weak attempt to confront Hamas, calling on people to "write immediately in Arabic or your own language condemning the executions... as applications of the ultimate form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment" after executions.)
‘Westernization’ of Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah issued a decree changing the country’s weekend from Thursday and Friday, to Friday and Saturday, aligning itself with other Gulf countries and Israel. Some religious clerics criticized the change calling it an “imitation of Jews” and Westernization. (Is this the most important change Saudi Arabia needed? Human rights abuse, freedom of speech and religion, as well as the rights of women, and the practice of slavery can wait!)
A German newspaper, Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung, has expressed regret after publishing a cartoon that appeared to depict the state of Israel as a hungry beast devouring German military weapons. The newspaper said in a brief statement on its website Wednesday that it regretted "misunderstandings" caused by the caption and that publishing the cartoon "was a mistake."
Shuttle Diplomacy Did not Work Again
US Secretary of State John Kerry wound up his fifth peace shuttle trip for reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at the end of a fruitless third conversation with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Sunday, June 30. Abbas turned down Kerry’s blueprint for both sides to forego preconditions and return straightaway to the long-stalled peace talks. The Secretary left Ramallah empty-handed after the Palestinians reverted to their three-point ultimatum: Israel must first accept 1967 borders as the basis for negotiations, release Palestinians terrorists jailed more than 20 years and freeze West Bank and Jerusalem construction. (Israel must issue its own ultimatum: Get lost from our land!)
When Delusion Prevail
US Secretary of State John Kerry has ended meetings with Israeli and PA leaders without an agreement on resuming peace talks - but said gaps had been narrowed and he would return to the region soon. "We have made real progress on this trip. And I believe that with a little more work, the start of final status negotiations could be within reach," he said before his departure from Tel Aviv. "We started out with very wide gaps and we have narrowed those considerably," he said, without elaborating. "We are making progress. That's what's important and that's what will bring me back here." (Activity is not Accomplishment! One thing is definite, he likes to travel)
Intel is Looking at $10B Investment in Israel
Intel is reportedly in talks with Israeli officials about investing another $10 billion into the company’s manufacturing plants in Israel, upgrading an existing plant and building a brand new plant. (Just about all Intel CPU chips rely on technology developed in Israel.)
Sinai Jihadists Fired Rockets on Eilat
A Sinai-based jihadist group, Jamaat Ansar Bayt
Al-Maqdis, claimed on Friday that had it fired two
Grad missiles towards the Israeli Red Sea resort city of
security fence along the Israel-Egypt border has not only stemmed the tide of
illegal immigration to
Quote of the Week:
“There is an obsession on the verge of lunacy around the idea of two states, and many people follow the idea like prisoners of war… the public is more Zionist than its representatives in the Knesset.” - MK Yoni Chetboun (Bayit Yehudi)
Egyptian and Israeli forces raised alert levels Friday, July 5, after the Muslim Brotherhood declared a revolt against the army for ousting Mohamed Morsi on July 3. A “War Council” established in Sinai formed a coalition with Hamas, Jihad Islami and al-Qaeda-linked Salafists, following which gunmen mounted a multiple attack in northern Sinai. Egyptian Patriot anti-missile batteries and anti-air weapons systems were posted to protect Suez Canal shipping from rocket fire. An Egyptian officer warned the army would forcibly prevent the rise of an “Islamic caliphate” in Sinai.
Note: Seven members of Hamas were arrested in Cairo after being caught with explosive-laden cars meant to be used in a series of attacks in Egypt.