'Zionists control US foreign policy'


 

JNN 06 Dec 2010 : Renowned American author and veteran journalist Helen Thomas says the “Zionists” are in full control of the US foreign policy and its other institutions.

Thomas, a former White House journalist, said Israel can never be criticized in the US because Zionists are in control of the American foreign policy as well as its main institutions.

“I can call a president of the US anything in the book, but I can’t touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank,” Thomas said.

The 90-year-old national columnist says the White House, Congress, Wall Street and Hollywood are all owned by the Zionists.

“Congress, the White House, Hollywood, and Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion,” she said.

Thomas also said that she stands by the comments she made about Israel earlier this year, which was condemned by the local Jewish community.

Thomas had said that Israelis should get out of Palestine and return to their homes in Europe and the US.

In an interview, Thomas said that criticizing Israel was the reason she was forced to resign from Hearst Newspapers and was ostracized in Washington.

The longtime White House correspondent, who grew up in Detroit as the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn for a workshop on anti-Arab bias.

Jewish groups have called Thomas’ earlier remarks unfair and bigoted. They have also slammed Thursday’s remarks.

 

‘Zionists control US foreign policy’


 

JNN 06 Dec 2010 : Renowned American author and veteran journalist Helen Thomas says the “Zionists” are in full control of the US foreign policy and its other institutions.

Thomas, a former White House journalist, said Israel can never be criticized in the US because Zionists are in control of the American foreign policy as well as its main institutions.

“I can call a president of the US anything in the book, but I can’t touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank,” Thomas said.

The 90-year-old national columnist says the White House, Congress, Wall Street and Hollywood are all owned by the Zionists.

“Congress, the White House, Hollywood, and Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion,” she said.

Thomas also said that she stands by the comments she made about Israel earlier this year, which was condemned by the local Jewish community.

Thomas had said that Israelis should get out of Palestine and return to their homes in Europe and the US.

In an interview, Thomas said that criticizing Israel was the reason she was forced to resign from Hearst Newspapers and was ostracized in Washington.

The longtime White House correspondent, who grew up in Detroit as the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn for a workshop on anti-Arab bias.

Jewish groups have called Thomas’ earlier remarks unfair and bigoted. They have also slammed Thursday’s remarks.

 

'China to become world's 1st innovator'


JNN 06 Dec 2010 : A recent survey shows that Chinese people have a strong sense of optimism and that the country will overtake the US and Japan in innovations by the year 2020.

The poll, conducted by drugmaker AstraZeneca across Britain, the US, Sweden, Japan, India and China, found that the Chinese and the Indians had a growing sense of optimism while people of the developed Western countries showed relative pessimism.
More than half of the participants in China and India said their countries would be the world’s most innovative by 2020, while only one in 20 Britons believed the UK capable of such an achievement.
Asians voted for communications and computing to trigger the most number of innovations, while American and European respondents gave the credit to the invention of vaccines and antibiotics.
China is currently the world’s second-largest economy and biggest manufacturer, Reuters reported.
Based the poll’s results, the United States ranks the world’s most innovative country followed by Japan and China.
Some 27 percent of the 6,000 participants said China will be the number one country in innovations in the next ten years, followed by India with 17 percent, the United States 14 percent and Japan 12 percent.
Experts say China’s success has nothing to do with the United States having less interest in science and technology, but is due to China and India’s doing more.
A report released last month by Thomson Reuters said Europe and Asia were catching up with the US in dominating the world of scientific research.
The study showed that China was now the second-largest producer of scientific papers after the US with nearly 11 percent of the world’s total.

 

 

‘China to become world’s 1st innovator’


JNN 06 Dec 2010 : A recent survey shows that Chinese people have a strong sense of optimism and that the country will overtake the US and Japan in innovations by the year 2020.

The poll, conducted by drugmaker AstraZeneca across Britain, the US, Sweden, Japan, India and China, found that the Chinese and the Indians had a growing sense of optimism while people of the developed Western countries showed relative pessimism.
More than half of the participants in China and India said their countries would be the world’s most innovative by 2020, while only one in 20 Britons believed the UK capable of such an achievement.
Asians voted for communications and computing to trigger the most number of innovations, while American and European respondents gave the credit to the invention of vaccines and antibiotics.
China is currently the world’s second-largest economy and biggest manufacturer, Reuters reported.
Based the poll’s results, the United States ranks the world’s most innovative country followed by Japan and China.
Some 27 percent of the 6,000 participants said China will be the number one country in innovations in the next ten years, followed by India with 17 percent, the United States 14 percent and Japan 12 percent.
Experts say China’s success has nothing to do with the United States having less interest in science and technology, but is due to China and India’s doing more.
A report released last month by Thomson Reuters said Europe and Asia were catching up with the US in dominating the world of scientific research.
The study showed that China was now the second-largest producer of scientific papers after the US with nearly 11 percent of the world’s total.

 

 

Argentina recognizes Palestinian state


 

JNN 06 Dec 2010 : Argentina has become the second Latin American state after Brazil to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

In a letter to acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner wrote that her country recognizes Palestine as a “free and independent state” as defined by the 1967 borders, AFP reported.

On Friday, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry announced that Brasilia recognizes the Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.

The Brazilian announcement came in a public letter in response to a personal request by Abbas on November 24.

The Brazilian letter expressed support for the Palestinians’ quest for a homeland as a “legitimate aspiration of the Palestinian people for a secure, united, democratic and economically viable state.”

The move has infuriated officials in Tel Aviv.

US Congressman Eliot Engel criticized the Brazilian move and said, “Brazil’s decision to recognize Palestine is severely misguided and represents a last gasp by a Lula-led foreign policy which was already substantially off track.”

The international community backs Palestinian demands for a state in most of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem), all territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.