Guys at coffee were razzing me for bitching about how busy I am, "Right, so how do you find the time to blog?" It is a fair question and the truth is that I have been neglecting it a little bit of late. I am buried and the harder I work, the more work seems to be building up. Will definitely have to work the weekend, and every day for the foreseeable future.
I pushed the auction back, tried to give myself some more room, hopefully I can grab a tailwind and catch up.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Israel to do more to help Ukraine during a speech to Israeli lawmakers on Sunday, voicing his impatience with Israel as it mediates negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.In a nine-minute live video address to the lawmakers, Zelenskyy said, "You can mediate between countries, but not between evil and good."He asked why Israel won't give Ukraine weapons or impose sanctions on Russia, and criticized Israel's limitations on accepting non-Jewish Ukrainian refugees.Zelensky, who is Jewish, invoked the Holocaust in his plea."Ukrainians made their choice," he said. "Eighty years ago, we saved Jews," he said. "The people of Israel, now you also have a choice."Zelenskyy's speech drew criticism from several Israeli lawmakers, mostly on the right wing, who said he overlooked the role some Ukrainians played in the Nazi genocide of Jews.In response to the Ukrainian president's Holocaust reference, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in a statement to NPR called it a "trivialization and distortion of the historical facts of the Holocaust."
Israel’s government has authorized Pegasus to be purchased by authoritarian governments, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, that have used the weapon to spy on dissidents, human rights activists and journalists in those countries. Democratically elected leaders in India, Hungary, Mexico, Panama and other countries also abused Pegasus to spy on their political opponents.
The Ukraine controlled one third of the USSR's nukes when it broke up in 1991. Maybe they gave them up for empty promises?