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Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh Admits She Lied to Become U.S. Citizen, to Be Deported

Posted by Tip Staff - April 26, 2017

Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh Admits She Lied to Become U.S. Citizen, to Be Deported
Armed Iranian Ship Nears U.S. Vessel in "Provocative" Persian Gulf Encounter
UK "Proud" of Role in Establishing Israel, Won’t Apologize to PA for Balfour Declaration
Congo, Indonesia Use Israeli Water-Treatment System for Fish Farming

 

Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh Admits She Lied to Become U.S. Citizen, to Be Deported

A Palestinian terrorist who participated in two bombings in Israel in 1969 pleaded guilty to lying on her immigration form to the United States on Tuesday.

Rasmea Odeh agreed to a plea deal last month, under which she will be deported from the U.S. to Jordan but avoid jail time, CNN reported.

"Had Odeh revealed the truth about her criminal history, as she was required to by law," the Department of Justice said in a statement, "she never would have been granted an immigrant visa, admitted to the United States, allowed to live here for the last 22 years, or granted United States citizenship."

The Justice Department said that Odeh will be deported to Jordan following an August 17 sentencing hearing.

Odeh has recently sought to position herself as an activist for gender equality and was one of the organizers of the International Women’s Strike in March, which adopted a platform calling for the “decolonization of Palestine.”

 

Armed Iranian Ship Nears U.S. Vessel in "Provocative" Persian Gulf Encounter

A "fast attack craft" operated by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 1,000 yards of a United States Navy destroyer in the Persian Gulf on Monday, U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Iranian vessel approached the USS Mahan with its weapons manned, prompting the U.S. destroyer to alter its course, sound a danger alarm, fire flares, and man its weapons.

"Coming inbound at a high rate of speed like that and manning weapons, despite clear warnings from the ship, is obviously provocative behavior," one U.S. official said about the Iranian action.

Four Iranian vessels approached the USS Mahan in January, prompting it to fire warning shots. The Iranian ships' behavior was called "unsafe and unprofessional" by U.S. military officials at the time.

According to the U.S. military, Iranian vessels instigated at least 35 "unprofessional" encounters with U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf during 2016, a 50 percent increase from 2015, Fox News reported.

 

UK "Proud" of Role in Establishing Israel, Won’t Apologize to PA for Balfour Declaration

The British government has reiterated its pride in its role in the creation of the State of Israel, in response to a sustained campaign asking the government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration.

A statement from the government read, “The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which HMG does not intend to apologise. We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel. The task now is to encourage moves towards peace."

The statement also reaffirmed the government’s belief that “establishing a homeland for the Jewish people in the land to which they had such strong historical and religious ties was the right and moral thing to do, particularly against the background of centuries of persecution."

The Balfour Declaration was signed by then Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour in 1917, declaring the support of the British government for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people. It is widely considered to be a seminal document in the process creating the legal basis for the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited by Theresa May to attend events in the UK that will mark the centenary of the declaration in November.

(via BICOM)

 

Congo, Indonesia Use Israeli Water-Treatment System for Fish Farming

As fish are an important source of inexpensive protein across the world, Israel’s BioFishency is ramping up its water-treatment installations in the developing world, most recently in Congo and Indonesia.

The BioFishency Mini RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture System) makes effective water treatment accessible in land-based operations that use fresh, brackish or sea water. The system overcomes two key challenges in raising fish commercially: limited water availability and buildup of toxic ammonia from fish waste.

The system allows growers to reduce water consumption by up to 85 percent while increasing yield 2.5 times.

One BioFishency system was installed earlier this month in an Indonesian plant that raises Whiteleg (Pacific white) shrimp in high-density seawater conditions.

In March, a BioFishency Mini RAS was installed in the Republic of Congo, on a fish farm north of Brazzaville that produces 20 tons of African catfish annually.

(via Israel21c)


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