Monday, January 18, 2010

News Talk Online January 18, 2010: Israel's Response In Haiti, The Massachusetts Senate Race

Israel's consul general in New York, Ajaf Shariz, was my first guest on News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network today, bringing us news of the Israeli response to the earthquake disaster in Haiti.

Until the Americans set up their field hospital yesterday, the IDF hospital on a soccer field in Port-au-Prince was the only facility with an intensive care unit in that nation's capital.

At the time of the show, Israeli soldiers and engineers were frantically trying to save some people still buried alive under the rubble of a collapsed building six days after the earthquake. They've been told that there are seven people trapped. Using listening devices they managed to confirm that a 6-year-old girl was still alive and perhaps at least one other person.

Jennifer Horn, a Paltalk News Network contributor and Republican candidate for Congress in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District was my second guest. She gave an overview of tomorrow's special election in Massachusetts to fill the seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy.

Ironically, Kennedy's later years were spent pushing for universal health care in the United States and the current Senate version of the bill is named after him. But if Republican Scott Brown beats Democrat Martha Coakley, the Democrat's ironclad hold on the Senate will slip and the version Kennedy clearly would have voted for may not pass.

Horn has personal interest in watching the election as well. A Brown win will serve as a boost to Republican candidates in the mid-term congressional elections in which she is a candidate.

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