Shimon Peres discusses the future of Israel

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

This year Israel turns sixty and it has embarked upon a campaign to celebrate its birthday. Along with technology writers for Slate, PC Magazine, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Aviation Weekly, Wikinews was invited by the America-Israel Friendship League and the Israeli Foreign Ministry to review Israel’s technology sector. It’s part of an effort to ‘re-brand the country’ to show America that there is more to Israel than the Palestinian conflict. On this trip we saw the people who gave us the Pentium processor and Instant Messaging. The schedule was hectic: 12-14 hours a day were spent doing everything from trips to the Weizmann Institute to dinner with Yossi Vardi.

On Thursday, the fifth day of the junket, David Saranga of the foreign ministry was able to arrange an exclusive interview for David Shankbone with the President of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shimon Peres. For over an hour they spoke about Iranian politics, whether Israel is in danger of being side-lined in Middle Eastern importance because of Arab oil wealth, and his thoughts against those who say Israeli culture is in a state of decay.

The only crime I committed was to be a little bit ahead of time. And if this is the reason for being controversial, maybe the reason is better than the result.

Shimon Peres spent his early days on kibbutz, a bygone socialist era of Israel. In 1953, at the age of 29, Peres became the youngest ever Director General of the Ministry of Defense. Forty years later it was Peres who secretly gave the green light for dialogue with Yassir Arafat, of the verboten Palestine Liberation Organization. It was still official Israeli policy to not speak with the PLO. Peres shares a Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzak Rabin and Arafat for orchestrating what eventually became the Oslo Accords. The “roadmap” that came out of Oslo remains the official Israeli (and American) policy for peace in the Palestinian conflict. Although the majority of Israeli people supported the plans, land for peace was met with a small but fiery resistance in Israel. For negotiating with Arafat, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shouted at Peres, “You are worse than Chamberlain!” a reference to Hitler’s British appeaser. It was during this time of heated exchanges in the 1990s that Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by Yigal Amir, a Jew who thought it against Halakhic law to give up land given by God (Hashem).

Peres is the elder statesman of Israeli politics, but he remembers that he has not always been as popular as he is today. “Popularity is like perfume: nice to smell, dangerous to drink,” said Peres. “You don’t drink it.” The search for popularity, he goes on to say, will kill a person who has an idea against the status quo.

Below is David Shankbone’s interview with Shimon Peres, the President of Israel.


  • 1 Israeli technology
  • 2 The future of the peace process in Israel
  • 3 The waning importance of history
  • 4 Is Israel a united society?
  • 5 Iran: will Israel strike first?
  • 6 The 2006 Lebanon War
  • 7 On American politics
  • 8 Peres on his Presidency and learning from the future, not the past
  • 9 Related news
  • 10 Sources

Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Russ Aegard, Thunder Bay-Atikokan

Monday, September 24, 2007

Russ Aegard is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Thunder Bay-Atikokan riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

Germans and Arabs establish a search engine that competes with Google

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Seekport, a German and Saudi founded technological company, began to start on a web-search engine dedicated to the Arabic language called Sawafi. According to Arabic marketing officials, it is predicted to compete with the popular web-search engines, such as Google or Yahoo. Sawafi’s goal is to be as successful as the Chinese web-search engine, Budai, which in China, which has made a great improvement to its marketing businesses. Although internet access is low in the Middle East, Sawafi wishes to reach the other Arab communities in North America or Europe.

2007 MuchMusic Video Award People’s Choice nominees announced

Monday, May 14, 2007

MuchMusic announced the nominees for their MMVA People’s Choice awards today. In their 18th year, the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs) have always had categories open to public voting. Simple Plan holds the record for number of People’s Choice wins, with four.

Viewers can watch all the videos on MuchAXS,’s “viewer-controlled broadband community.” From there, viewers can either vote online at, or text “MMVA” to 299299 to vote on their phone (Canada only).

Favourite Canadian Artist:

  • Avril Lavigne / “Girlfriend”
  • City and Colour / “Comin’ Home”
  • George / “Talk To Me”
  • k-os / “Sunday Morning”
  • Nelly Furtado / “Say It Right”

Favourite International Artist:

  • Akon / “Smack That”
  • Fergie / “Fergalicious”
  • Gwen Stefani / “The Sweet Escape”
  • Hilary Duff / “With Love”
  • Justin Timberlake / “SexyBack”

Favourite Canadian Group:

  • Alexisonfire / “This Could Be Anywhere In The World”
  • Billy Talent / “Devil In A Midnight Mass”
  • Hedley / “Gunnin'”
  • Nickelback / “Far Away”
  • Three Days Grace / “Pain”

Favourite International Group:

  • Evanescence / “Call Me When You’re Sober”
  • The Killers / “When You Were Young”
  • My Chemical Romance / “Welcome To The Black Parade”
  • Pussycat Dolls / “Buttons”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers / “Dani California”

Reviewing The Renz Rw 3:1 Twin Loop Wire Binding Machine}

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Renz International has built a worldwide reputation for the quality, performance and longevity of the binding machine equipment that they manufacture. The innovative designs and state-of-the-art technology that they integrate into their machines make using their machines convenient and efficient, whether youve been binding books for years or if youre just touching a binding machine for the first time. This is especially true of the Renz RW 3:1 twin-Loop wire binding machine from

The Renz RW is an entry-level machine that is commonly used to bind booklets, reports and other presentations. It is a heavy-duty book machine that is built for both durability and high volume usage. It is an ideal choice for organizations that produce and distribute print media, such as in-house or independent print shops, book and magazine publishing houses, corporate marketing and business development departments, college and university bookstores, and church media publishers.

This binding machine is cleverly constructed with an ergonomic design, including a vertical punching feed and a two lever system that makes using the machine more comfortable when inserting pages or closing the binding wire. The integrated wire holder on the binding section of the binding machine improves the binding time by reducing operator error. Depending on the operator and the size of the books being bound, the Renz RW can easily bind up to 180 books per hour.

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The 34 paper punching dies are forged from hardened metals for more efficient and clean punching. Few machines in this category have such a high punching capacity. The vertical punching slot has an adjustable paper feed so it is able to punch through 22 sheets of A4 sized paper per punch, and bind books, documents, reports, manuscripts, journals, manuals and other print media that are 135 sheets thick.

Adding to the operator benefits of the Renz RW is the ability to convert the binding machine from a manual punch machine into an electric punch machine. The innovative modular design enables this binding machine to be upgraded by attaching an electric drive to the hole punching section. The option to convert from manual to electric can be a time saver for the operator when completing larger binding projects.

Renz International is the global leader in the binding machine manufacturing and distributing market. For many decades Renz has been pioneering the latest technology in punching, binding and laminating systems from desktop to high output automated equipment.

To maximize available workspace, Renz built the RW to be compact. This streamline design makes the binding machine much more convenient to operate in most work desktop or countertop environments. It can easily be placed on a desk, table or countertop. It also takes up less room than other binding machines while being stored between uses. It is also a more reasonably priced binding machine when compared to similar machines.

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So you think you want to take your relationship to the next level? Are you considering marriage? If you answered, “yes” to both questions then you should be getting ready to make another important decision the engagement ring.

Traditionally, the engagement ring is a diamond ring. There are many styles of diamond rings to choose from (not to mention the cut, color, clarity, karat and shape). All of this can seem overwhelming to even the most love struck suitor. If you can follow a few basic rules; do a little detective work and ask some questions then you can take most of the headache out of this decision and be well on the way to the perfect diamond.

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Cost is probably the first thing to consider when purchasing an engagement ring. Most etiquette states that the groom to be should spend two months salary. Although this is not a hard and fast rule it can be a good starting point.

Making sure the ring is the correct size for you fianc-to-be is also crucial. What could be more embarrassing than popping the question and then finding out the ring is way too small for the finger. A good way to avoid this dilemma is to take a ring out of her jewelry box and have the size checked. If you aren’t sure this will work or your significant other doesn’t wear rings then you could stop by a jewelry store in the mall and have her fingers sized. To avoid giving away the possible surprise be sure to have more than just the ring finger on the left hand sized, though.

When considering the type of diamond you may want to do a little detective work. Ask friends (hers not yours) what they think she likes. Perhaps she has already had this kind of conversation with her friends in the past. If not then maybe one of her friends would be willing to ask a few “innocent” questions and get back to you. Also, family can be a good source of information as well. Just a little effort to this regard can pay off big dividends in selecting an engagement ring. Besides you who would know what she likes best her friends and family, of course.

It is important to remember that selecting the ring is one of the most important decisions in the engagement process, but don’t let it overwhelm you. If you consider the size and cost of the ring, do a little research and ask a few questions then you are well on your way to making the perfect decision for the perfect engagement ring. Now you are ready.

When considering the type of diamond you may want to do a little detective work. Ask friends (hers not yours) what they think she likes. Perhaps she has already had this kind of conversation with her friends in the past. If not then maybe one of her friends would be willing to ask a few “innocent” questions and get back to you. Also, family can be a good source of information as well. Just a little effort to this regard can pay off big dividends in selecting an engagement ring. Besides you who would know what she likes best her friends and family, of course.

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Five police officers killed in Dallas, Texas during sniper attack

Sunday, July 10, 2016

On Thursday, five police officers were killed and seven were injured after a sniper attacked a public protest march in downtown Dallas, Texas. Sources indicate at least three other people were taken into custody for questioning relating to the attack. The march was held to protest the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota during engagements with police officers.

Police identified 25-year-old Micah Johnson as the suspect. Johnson had previously served in the US army, and police reported he said he wanted to exact revenge upon police officers after news of Sterling and Castile’s deaths. Ammunition and weapons were found inside Johnson’s home. Dallas Police reported the policemen were shot at from a height. Officials said two civilians were also injured in the attack.

Micah Johnson served for the United States Army Reserve from 2009 until early 2015, including a tour of Afghanistan. Johnson had no criminal record. His attack was reported to be a lone mission.

After the attack earlier on Thursday, police killed Micah Johnson in El Centro College’s parking lot by a bomb explosion.

Hillary Clinton, 2016 United States presidential election candidate and favorite for the Democratic nomination this July, said, “There is too much violence, too much hate, too much senseless killing, too many people dead who shouldn’t be. No-one has all the answers. We have to find them together.”

After Johnson was killed, Mike Rawlings, Dallas’ mayor, said “We believe now the city is safe”.

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USPTO partially confirms validity of Amazon “1-click patent”

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an office action, which confirmed the patentability of claims 6 to 10 of the Amazon 1-Click patent, US 5,960,411. The patent examiner, however, rejected claims 1 to 5 and 11 to 15. Amazon now has up to six months to amend the rejected claims to overcome the examiner’s rejection, provide arguments to demonstrate that the examiner is in error and/or provide evidence to demonstrate the patentability of their claims. During this period, the entire patent is still considered valid under US patent law.

The USPTO is reconsidering the patentability of the claims due to a request for reexamination filed by New Zealander Peter Calveley. Mr. Calveley used internet archives to show that defunct company Digi Cash used a similar technique prior to Amazon. Despite costing a substantial sum of cash and requiring donations to prepare and file the request for reexamination, Calveley said he did it as a game and hopes that his success inspires others to play the same game.

“One Click” shopping is an ecommerce technique, which allows a customer to purchase products via the Internet without repeatedly entering personal information such as name and address. At the time it was introduced it eased the frustration of on-line shopping.

Amazon filed the patent application for 1-click shopping in early 1997 and was granted the patent in September 1999. 23 days later Amazon sued rival Barnes & Noble for alleged infringement by its “Express Lane” ordering which was introduced in 1998. In December 1999 Amazon won an interim injunction against Barnes & Noble but the USA Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit lifted this injunction in February 2001. The parties then settled their dispute for undisclosed terms. Amazon has since successfully licensed the technique to other e-sellers such as Apple.

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