The Micah Report Columns Thoughts Predictions About Micah Archives Contact
The Micah Report
New COVID Variant
By Micah Halpern

Friday November 26, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

A new and powerful COVID variant has been detected. This variant is called B.1.1.529.

22 people in South Africa have become sick and scientists say that even 3 shots will not protect us from this new variant.

Israel, along with several other nations, has coded South Africa “red” and travel to that country is prohibited.

Israelis who want to return to Israel from South Africa must now isolate for 10 days even if they have been given 3 doses of COVID vaccine. They will also have to test negative after their isolation.

In addition to South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Namibia are also part of the travel ban.

Only a few weeks ago, in the beginning of November, Israel lifted all restrictions and said that if you have had 3 doses of the vaccine you can travel anywhere. This new variant has modified that optimistic plan.

An official statement from the PM’s office reads: "The prime minister instructed officials to immediately stop all flights to destinations in Africa."

Medical professionals explain that the B.1.1.529 variant has a "very unusual combination" of mutations which raise concerns that it might be more transmissible and more capable of evading the body's immune response than the variants we have seen until now.

Scientists are quickly trying to complete the genetic sequencing of the variant to best understand how to combat this new COVID threat before it spreads out of control.

Read my latest book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=halpern%2C+micah

To reprint my essays contact sales (at) www.featurewell.com
Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter



Iran UAE mend Fences
By Micah Halpern

Thursday November 25, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

Events in the Middle East are changing quickly. Long held assumptions are no longer givens. The foundations are shifting.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ali Bagheri Kani, who also doubles as the chief Iranian nuclear negotiator just visited the UAE. In Dubai, he met with several UAE leaders.

UAE Presidential Adviser Anwar Gargash reported that the meetings went well.
In a tweet on the eve of Iran’s nuclear negotiations in Vienna with the P5+1 Kani announced his visit to the UAE. After the meeting he tweeted that “We agreed to open a new chapter” and that the meetings were “friendly and cordial.”

These two countries have been on opposite sides regarding Syria and Yemen and of course, Israel.

Iran is not the only country sending emissaries to the UAE. Recent high level visitors have included US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley and representatives from Israel, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. They all came to discuss the upcoming seventh round of nuclear talks.

Read my latest book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=halpern%2C+micah

To reprint my essays contact sales (at) www.featurewell.com
Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter



Travels of Leaders
By Micah Halpern

Wednesday November 24, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

There is much to be learned from the travel itineraries of world leaders.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting took place in the resort town of Sochi. The discussion centered on diplomatic and regional issues. Most importantly, on Iran’s role in supporting radical groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

Israeli Defense Minister Gantz travelled to Morocco for a 2-day trip, jump starting relations between the countries. Morocco is jumping on the Peace Train with Israel, aka the Abraham Accords.

The Prince of Abu Dhabi, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the UAE's de facto ruler, travelled to Turkey. He was there to mend a very fraught diplomatic relationship brought on by Turkey’s courting of Russia and Iran.

By keeping track of who goes where and when they go there, we are better able to predict, plan for and plot future world events

Read my latest book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=halpern%2C+micah

To reprint my essays contact sales (at) www.featurewell.com
Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter



Iran Smuggling Bombs w Drones
By Micah Halpern

Tuesday November 23, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz delivered a speech during which he publicly announced that Iran had attempted to smuggle explosives into the West bank for Hamas’ use.

The Iranians were flying in the bomb-making materials by using a Shaded 141 drone. The drone took off from T-4 airbase in Syria which was filled with TNT.
The drone was shot down by Israel near Beit Shean, not far from its West Bank destination.

All this happened in 2018. It was only now cleared for publication.

Gantz chose to discuss this drone and TNT incident as a way of illustrating how Iran is expanding its influence. Iran wants to control the entire region. Iran wants to support any and all potential minions and proxies in the region.

Israel is working hard not to let this happen.

Read my latest book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=halpern%2C+micah

To reprint my essays contact sales (at) www.featurewell.com
Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter



Preparin for the 4th Vaccine
By Micah Halpern

Monday November 22, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

Israel is preparing for a 4th shot to fight COVID.
Nachman Ash, director general of the ministry of health in Israel, held a press conference and laid out the probability of another jab.

Prof Ash told a press briefing: "It's probably a matter of time, and the question is how long. If [vaccine protection] lasts for a year, we'd be delighted... In any case, it probably will not last many years, even the booster shot, and we will have to keep getting vaccinated from time to time. I hope it will be a year or more."

This is important information. It means that periodic boosters may be part of our lives for the foreseeable future.

Interestingly, Merriam Webster changed their definition of vaccine. Vaccine used to mean a single shot which protected you for life.
The COVID “vaccine” changed all that.

According to the new definition, the COVID shot is a “drug” which will need to be improved and will help protect you for 6 months to a year.

Read my latest book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=halpern%2C+micah

To reprint my essays contact sales (at) www.featurewell.com
Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter



Protests in Iran Against Regime
By Micah Halpern

Sunday November 21, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

I watched a video of 10’s of thousands of young Iranians at a protest in Isfahan, Iran.

The protestors booed the Grand Ayatollah and they changed street signs that read “Martyrs of Gaza” to signs that read “Martyrs of November 2019”.

The protest was held in commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of Iranian leadership’s brutal crackdown against protests from November 2019.

It was held in the Zayande Rud, the dried up river bed of the great Red River which was once the life blood of the region. Participants said that Iranian farmers were protesting the awful water shortages devastating Iran.

The protestors, who looked to be between 18 and 30 years old, could be heard shouting: “By cannon, by tank, the clerics must go” and "Let Isfahan breathe again, revive Zayande Rud" and "Our children want water to provide food for your children."

The anger, the excitement and the frustration of the protestors was palpable throughout the video.

Read my latest book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=halpern%2C+micah

To reprint my essays contact sales (at) www.featurewell.com
Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter



Jew Hatred in Poland
By Micah Halpern

Saturday November 20, 2021
I've Been Thinking:

Last week there was a 4 hour long anti-Semitic rally in Kalisz, Poland.
Important fact # 1: The rally was officially called to honor Polish independence.
Important fact # 2: Rally participants shouted “kill the Jews” and “death to the Jews”.

The city of Kalisz is located in the southern part of Poland. This location is telling and is hugely important for a rally celebrating Polish independence combined with Jew hatred.

In 1264, Boleslav I, known as Boleslav the Pious, issued the first charter officially welcoming Jews to the region. One hundred years later that charter was expanded by Casimir the Great.

On the eve of the Holocaust, during the interwar period, Jews constituted 30% of the city of Kalisz. There were over 20,000 Jews residing in the city. After the war, roughly 500 Jews survived and returned to Kalisz.

In July of 1946 a letter of ultimatum was sent to the Jews of Kalisz to leave the city or suffer worse consequences than the Jews of Kielce.

What happened in Kielce? On July 4, 1946 - after the war - a pogrom took place in Kielce murdering 46 Jews and injuring 40 others. These Jews survived the horrors of Hitler and came home to Kielce, only to be murdered.

Kalisz threatened their Jews and told them that the same fated awaited them as the Jews of Kielce. Almost every Jew left Kalisz.

The organizers of the rally to honor Polish independence selected the city of Kalisz as the site of this rally to make a point. It was a move to challenge the legacy of Boleslav and of Casimir and to remind Poles of the plan to get rid of the Jews of Poland.

Read my latest book THUGS. It's easy. Just click.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=halpern%2C+micah

To reprint my essays contact sales (at) www.featurewell.com
Follow MicahHalpern on Twitter





Powered by Movable Type     Site design by Sekimori