It all started with Joe Arpaio’s Selective Enforcement Unit when they made illegal arrests of two journalists. Sheriff Joe Arpaio had been known for his controversial tactics for quite a while. People did not like the way he treated prisoners and immigrants.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were two journalists who decided to criticize Sheriff Joe for all the bad things that he had done. They were the founders of Village Voice Media, which ran the Phoenix New Times. Sheriff Joe did not like the slant of the Phoenix New Times, which did not support his controversial decisions. He decided to get his cronies in law enforcement to issue a subpoena against the newspaper. He wanted them to give over the names of the journalists and the writers, as well as the editors, who worked for the Phoenix New Times.
Now, that is bad enough, as it is a clear violation of freedom of the press and is an act that is meant to intimidate the press from criticizing a public official. However, the subpoena went a step further. It demanded that they give over the IP addresses of the people who read the New Times online. This intimidation had gone too far, and the two journalists decided that they could not comply with the illegal order. Instead, they decided to write an article about the illegal order. When Sheriff Joe saw that his illegal order was publicized for all to see, he decided to arrest the two journalists. They were taken in handcuffs in unmarked and tinted SUVs and driven to jail. After a public outcry, they were quickly released and charges were dropped.
Sheriff Joe did not apologize. However, the two journalists decided to file a lawsuit against the county. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided that they were right, and that their arrest was a clear violation of the law. In a settlement, they were awarded a few million dollars. Instead of using this money for their own personal benefit, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to use their money in order to help out immigrants and other people who are suffering. He founded the Frontera Fund, which promotes freedom and civil rights. It also supports immigrants. Sheriff Joe was known to oppress immigrants and to profile people based on their racial identity and nationality.
If there is no longer progress in bringing peace to Israel, it is not the Israeli people’s lack of boldness in their decision making. Constructive international engagement is what is needed. Not disapproval.
Daniel Taub, ambassador of Israel to the United Kingdom, returned to Israel in after four years of working in the UK. Much progress had been made in terms of bilateral cooperation, and many conversations regarding prospects for peace had taken place. The belief that the best Britain can do to encourage peace in the Middle East is to put pressure on Israel is a cause for concern. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.jnf.co.uk/2015/07/jnf-uk-bids-farewell-ambassador-daniel-taub/ and https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/13/israel-peace-pressure-israeli
In recent years, the pressure has been plentiful. Resolutions and campaigns standing against Israel have all attempted to coerce and control. Israel’s response, however, has been firm, shown by the the re-election of the very government their efforts have tried to condemn. Instead, the most progressive steps for peace have been a result of the international community’s empathizing with their concerns.
Daniel Taub believes it is not that the Israeli people have lost boldness in their decisions that progress towards peace has come to a halt. Rather, the polls show that the majority desire ongoing peace with the Palestinians. Those same polls, however, uncover Israel’s skepticism towards the possibility of such a peace. This is partly due to their disbelief in the international community keeping its promises.
Despite the desire for peace, Israel’s outlook towards the promises of the international community regarding Gaza, Lebanon, and the surrounding region, they fear that an evacuated West Bank might turn into yet another cause for attack against them. This time, closer to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
In such a volatile territory, with anarchistic areas being dominated by ruthless jihadist extremists and Iranian proxies, the Israeli people are confounded by the international community’s stance towards their region remaining mostly unchanged.
They have accepted that a different future requires different thinking and a welcoming of opportunities to work with states which they have not worked with before. Still, Daniel Taub says the discussion on peace continues as if Israel and Palestine exist in a vacuum.
Scott Rocklage studied at the California University where he got his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is where he furthered his education and received his Ph.D. in chemistry. Scott conducted his research in the laboratory of Richard R. Schrock.
Scott Rocklage is known for his vast experience in healthcare management because he has been at it for over three decades. Scott has been the chief executive and also chairperson of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He has been the chief executive and head of Nycomed Salutar and has taken up different R & D posts at Catalytica and Salutar.
Scott Rocklage has served as chairman of different boards such as Relypsa and Novira while he still holds the position in committees such as Rennovia, Kinestral, and Cidara. He became a member of 5AM Ventures in the year 2003 as just its associate partner and later became a managing partner in 2004. His office is based in Boston MA.
Scott decided to enter the business world by joining 5AM Ventures which is science-based, in 2003. The company was named 5AM Ventures because it is in the early business stage known as the company formation business. After joining entrepreneurship, Scott grew more as a person by becoming time disciplined due to his tight schedule. In the life of being an entrepreneur, he was able to grasp the concept of risk taking which has improved his performance in the company.
During his career, Scott has been able to achieve a variety of incredible things. Due to his leadership responsibilities which entail strategic plans, Scott ensured the FDA approval of the three U.S applications that entail new drugs. The three-drug applications include Omniscan, Teslascan, and Cubicin. Scott has been involved in researches that have given different drug candidates a chance into clinical trials. In his years of medicine work, there has been tremendous growth in the mutations and genotypes that have resulted in the cure for cancer in various ways. Scott Rocklage is a great mentor to scientists, physicians, and business orientated people. He helps them see their ideas in a medical path.
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