The Gaon indicates that there is a relation, a Remez, between Chanuka and the fact that we always read Parshas Mikeitz during Chanuka. At the end of each parsha, the Masora gives the number of Pasukim, but for strangely enough for Mikeitz it also gives the number of words - 2025.
The Vilna Gaon says that it is to teach us if Poti Phera is one word or two. Secondly, 2025 is a Remez to Ner Chanukah. The gemara in Shabbos (21b) say we should light Ner Ish U'Baiso for 8 day. The Gematria of the word Ner is 250 If you multiply that by 8 days, 8 x 250 = 2000. The remaining 25 is for the 25th of Kislev.
State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said Friday that the State Department stands behind the visa process that allowed a terrorist into the United States.
“Are you satisfied that Malik’s application process followed the proper protocol?” one reporter asked Trudeau, referring to San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik, who had previously pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on Facebook.
“Yes,” she said.
“How can you say that with such assurance?” the reporter asked.
Trudeau said that she is confident that this case followed protocol because the State Department is confident in its visa process.
“Because we stand behind our screening process for visas,” she said.
Read more and watch video: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/state-department-satisfied-with-visa-process-that-allowed-terrorist-into-u-s/
Robert Spencer references a NYT article titled What Investigators Know About the San Bernardino Shooting.
"If investigators confirm the link, attacks by self-proclaimed Islamic jihadists will have killed 45 people in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. Attacks by antigovernment, racist and other nonjihadist extremists have killed 48."
Mr. Spencer refers to the graph in the NYT article and opines, "It begins after 9/11. Including nearly 3,000 jihad deaths on 9/11 would make it look significantly different."
Read more: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/12/ny-times-non-muslim-extremists-more-lethal-than-jihadis
The NY Daily News published an article titled San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook reportedly told Jewish colleague and eventual victim ‘Israel doesn’t belong in the Middle East’ two weeks before massacre.
I was surprised by the term "Jewish" in the headline as I had posted two days ago that I read on his Facbook page, "He ALSO assumes I'm a JEW - a great Compliment..."
A reader of his Facebook page posted a few hours ago, "Setting the record straight. My dear late friend Nicholas Thalasinos was not Jewish. Any publication that claims he was, classifies as irresponsible journalism!" She also links to an article Messianic San Bernardino victim was ‘gentile’ supporter of Israel, the Jewish people.