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Project Interchange trip to Israel: Day 5

Day3eBy Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande

We visited the City of Sderot and received a briefing at a lookout point over Gaza from Captain Kobi Harush, coordinator of Security for the city.  Sderot is along the Gaza Strip and is regularly under rocket attack.  Most of the exploded rockets are from Hamas, but lately, with the instability in the region, more rockets are coming from places like Libya and Sudan. Seeing the remnants of these rockets that were launched into Israel was like seeing a museum of terrorist weapons.

Sderot is the closest city to Gaza.  Because of the short distance these rockets are often shot from playgrounds, schools and hospitals in Gaza, knowing there won’t be a counterstrike.  Since the Arab spring, these rocket attacks have increased.

My visit to the old City of Jerusalem included a visit to the Western Wall – or what is known as the Wailing Wall – a sacred site for Jewish prayer and pilgrimage for centuries.

I had a very informative meeting with fellow legislators who are Members of the Knesset, the Legislative branch of the Israeli Government.   The 120 members of the Knesset not only pass all laws, but elect the President and Prime Minister as well.  They serve four-year terms, but it is their party that is elected and the party chooses the member.   Fascinating to see the differences between Israel’s form of Democracy and that of the United States.

 

Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Caroline Casagrande, Israel, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Project Interchange trip to Israel: Day 5”

  1. Molon Labe said at 1:40 pm on August 12th, 2013:

    It is sleazy and unethical for an elected official to accept lavish gifts from anyone, particularly from an organization that is trying to influence the political process. If Caroline Casagrande wants to visit the Holy Land, let her pay for that trip herself. Sadly, she chose to become a whore. She is no different than a politician that takes an envelope full of cash. She is certainly no different than this guy. (Former Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt)

  2. Hey Moron Labe Dribbler said at 3:27 pm on August 12th, 2013:

    Is that all you have, repeating yourself? What, are you some kind of Palestinian/Al Queda sympathizer?

    Do your research before you chime in here again because when the libs stop taking donations from you and your ilk, then it would be appropriate to call on Assemblywoman Cassagrande to refuse them.

    In the meantime, as I said, STFU because you are certainly “stuck on stupid.”

    BTW, did I want to make sure, did you look up the meaning of ad hominum perjorative attacks? If so, you will have learned that calling Caroline a whore is simply gutter talk, which is the sign of child.

    “Riddle Me This,” would you call her that to her face? I bet not.

    Signed

    Silence Dogood, Redux

  3. SenseCommon said at 8:31 am on August 13th, 2013:

    Hey Mr. Spartan (molon), I can copy completely inaccurate comments and paste them too, but rather, I prefer reality and not whatever domain you are presently occupying.

    Both Silence DoGood and I have dismissed your accusations in prior articles, but here we go again with your COWARDLY and DESPICABLE name calling. Who the [email protected]%& are you to say something like that to ANY woman? Punk.

    I know for a fact that a ‘man’ (and believe me I use that term loosely with the likes of you) probably sits in your mother’s basement all day playing WOW and would never say something like that to someone’s face because at the end of the day you are nothing more than a lowlife coward.