Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Will We Preempt Iran's Quest For Nukes?

Iran is not just Israel’s problem. Why are so many convinced that Iran doesn’t present a threat to America? That nation has been at war with us for 32 years. Iran’s reach and aims are global. They will give nukes to terrorist groups. The mullah terror regime is to place ballistic missiles in Venezuala which can reach us and has its proxy hezbollah operating in the tri-border region of South America. The regime’s aims and reach are global in nature. Why are isolationists and left-wingers convinced that Iran is only Israel’s problem?

I reject the argument this columnist makes that because Republicans are so pro-Israel they cannot generate support for an attack on Iran without raising objections they are doing it for Israel. Most Americans are in favor of military strikes on Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons. And most Americans themselves are supportive of Israel and also understand that Iran threatens us as well. And it is not likely the Obama administration will act militarily. This hypersensitivity by some that we musn't be perceived as engaging in any Mideast policy that might benefit Israel even if it benefits ourselves, is absurd. How anti-Semites will regard our actions should be of no consequence.

Republicans and Israel: Too much love can kill youRepublicans are saying they’ll attack Iran for Israel’s sake – this might not only prove to be ‘bad for the Jews’ in the long run, but could also come back to haunt the Republicans themselves.

By Chemi Shalev, HAARETZ

In the first Gulf War in 1991 and once again in the war against Iraq in 2003, Israel was asked by the U.S. administration to maintain a “low profile,” in order to avoid the perception that America was fighting with Israel, or on its behalf. Both George Bushes, senior and junior, considered it prudent to relegate Israel to the sidelines – even when it was under direct attack, as was the case in 1991 – in order to help establish international coalitions and to maintain public support for the war, especially in the Muslim world. In both cases, Israel complied.

saddam hussein invaded Kuwait. The Kuwaitis begged us to save them. One would have to have been a rabid anti-Semite to be convinced that the gulf war was fought on behalf of Israel. America should not base its foreign policy on how anti-Semites are going to perceive what motivates our actions. Meanwhile we have actually fought multiple wars on behalf of muslims. We are never told that we have to hide the fact that we are doing so. But we have to avoid even the mere perception that any American military involvement may benefit Israel.

Of course, such precautions won’t be relevant if a Republican-led U.S. administration should ever contemplate attacking Iran in order to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons. After all, the contenders for the Republican presidential nomination – with the glaring exception of the neo-isolationist Ron Paul – are on record as saying that if America attacks Iran, it will be, first and foremost, in order to “save Israel,” as Texas Governor Rick Perry framed it. Professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer can already add a brief appendix to their highly-controversial 2007 book “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” that will contain a transcript of last week’s CNN Republican foreign policy debate, followed by the letters QED – “which was to be demonstrated.”

Again, why is it acceptable for America to have bombed Serbia on behalf of muslims but we must not allow the world’s anti-Semites to perceive we are fighting for Israel? Screw walt and mearsheimer and their ilk. I don’t care what they will say about an attack on Iran. How come they have no objection to the multiple wars we have fought over the last 20 years for muslims and muslim nations?

But a Republican president – unlike Obama – would be handicapped from the outset by the inverted “Nixon to China” principle, which makes it harder for right-wing presidents to mobilize public opinion to go to war ,

President Bush had no trouble mustering support for going to war.

And while Saudi Arabia and the Gulf oil countries would be sure to lend Washington discreet tactical as well as financial support under any and all circumstances, the volatile Arab “street”, once maligned as insignificant but now the critical element in determining the future of many Arab regimes, would easily fall prey to anti-Isra eli incitement, as would left-leaning public opinion throughout Muslim World and Western Europe. This would be true in any case, of course, but doubly so if a Republican president was at the helm.

Having the most anti-Israel president has not lessened anti-Israel incitement around the world, in fact they have been emboldened in the belief that America doesn’t have Israel’s back. The world’s rabid islamic and leftist anti-semites believe anyone not actually calling for the obliteration of Israel as being a “Zionist”. Therefore to these deranged people, Obama is no less a Zionist agent than Bush.

I’m glad that the GOP candidates are unapologetically openly supportive of Israel. To those that object, the problem lies with them and their lack of moral clarity and their collaboration with evil. Why should the GOP candidates hide the fact that they are taking the correct moral stance while the anti-Semites boldly express their support for hamas, hezbollah etc.? Why should people who represent what is right be timid about expressing themselves. Why let anti-Semites frame the debate? There is nothing wrong with being motivated to preempt Iran for the reason of wanting to save Israel even if there wasn't a direct threat to us. We have thousands of soldiers stationed in Japan, South Korea, Germany etc. to protect those nations, but somehow the very notion that we might do anything to protect Israel is something regarded as sinister. Anyone who would be ok with us standing aside and allowing Israel to be nuked are the ones who are morally deficient, to say the least. We are not the ones who should be embarrassed at wanting to protect Israel from a nuclear holocaust.

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Jihad in the Philippines

To the Paulbots and others who believe our foreign policy provokes islamic
terrorism, explain the islamic terrorist attacks in the Phillipines. What has
the Philippines done to provoke this? What does it take to get people to
understand that the islamic doctrine to wage war against unbelievers is at the
root of terrorist attacks perpetrated by muslims. It’s easier and more comforting to believe that our actions create enemies rather than understanding that our enemies are motivated by the belief that they have the divine right to subjugate and kill us.


Muslims bomb Philippines hotel packed with wedding guests killing 3, injuring 27
Hey, it's what they do.The silence of the pro-jihad media is stomach-turning. Muslims killing Christians.... in a country which is over 90% Roman Catholic.

A "Palestinian" develops an ingrown toenail, and the MSM goes into red alert mode...

Muslims bomb Philippines hotel packed with wedding guests killing 3, injuring 27 November 29, 2011 by creeping
MANILA, Philippines — Suspected Islamic militants detonated a powerful bomb that killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in a budget hotel packed with wedding guests in the southern Philippines, officials said Monday.

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See also At Least 45 Christians Murdered to the Cries of Allahu Akbar in Nigeria

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christian Victim of Muslim Harassment Gets Fired From Heathrow

This is an outrage. A Christian gets bullied and verbally abused by muslims in the workplace, and the Christian worker gets fired. These muslims have been allowed into western countries, given jobs and benefits and freedom etc. They respond by harassing, threatening, bullying and intimidating the native populations. These people show no respect and tolerance for non-muslims. Being that is the case, they do not belong in a free society. Yet we still allow massive muslim immigration. When is enough enough? When are westerners going to stop being frightened and intimidated and start exerting their rights within their own nations?


U.K.: Lebanese Christian worker at Heathrow files suit after being harassed by Muslim co-workers, fired over their accusations

“It comes amid growing concern among some Christians that their faith is being marginalised.”

“She said that she was the subject of a complaint by an Islamic colleague which was specious and that when she raised her own concerns as a Christian, she was the one who was dismissed.”

“The law seems to be on the side of the Muslims.”

Those who are actively chasing Christianity out of British society on the pretense of promoting “tolerance” will not like what they get to tolerate when the vacuum they are creating is filled: The high priests of “tolerance” have exempted Christianity from toleration, and selective, approved “tolerance” will rule the future, whether in Sharia zones, or under the multiculturalist dogma to which Britain’s political establishment has submitted.

In this case, it appears Muslim workers were allowed to engage in highly aggressive dawah, or proselytizing, in the workplace without restraint, and others were expected not to react or object.
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Obama Abets the muslim Brotherhood

By pressuring Egypt's military to yield power, Obama is paving the way for the
muslim brotherhood's ascent to power. This administration is deliberately
facilitating the empowerment of jihadists throughout the Middle East.

U.S. urges Egypt's military to yield powerWhite House, in what could be a risky bet, implores power transfer to civilians.
By David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times
Updated 08:52 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2011
CAIRO — The White House on Friday threw its weight behind Egypt's resurgent protest movement, urging for the first time the handover of power by the interim military rulers in the Obama administration's most public effort yet to steer the course of the Egyptian democracy.

“The United States strongly believes that the new Egyptian government must be empowered with real authority immediately,” the White House said.

“Most importantly, we believe that the full transfer of power to a civilian government must take place in a just and inclusive manner that responds to the legitimate aspirations of the Egyptian people, as soon as possible.”

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Humor From Latma

Latma pokes fun at the Arab spring with a song parody of "The Times They are a Changin'".

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Another Medical Achievement From Israel

Another medical miracle from the tiny Jewish state which much of the world is willing to see destroyed to appease the barbarians waging global jihad. These achievements come despite Israel being under constant seige from terrorist assaults to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement by the morally depraved left, to pressure from western governments to surrender territory which rightfully belongs to the Jewish people. Israel represents the sole model of decency, civilization, freedom, prosperity, innovation, stability and human rights in the Middle east in a sea of tyranny and barbarism. Yet this is the country that is hated more than any other.

Israel Hayom:

New heart of gold could save many lives

Israeli doctor develops groundbreaking innovation: artificial tissue containing gold fibers that rehabilitates damage caused by heart attack • Team led by Dr. Tal Dvir is already working on similar technology to rehabilitate other internal organs.

Ziva Mougrabi-Kubani and Ilan Gattegno

Simulated image depicting heart complete with artificially engineered cardiac tissue with gold fibers. |Photo credit: Courtesy of Dr. Tal Dvir.

Simulated image depicting heart complete with artificially engineered cardiac tissue with gold fibers. |Photo credit: Courtesy of Dr. Tal Dvir.

Israeli doctor Tal Dvir and his team have developed a groundbreaking innovation allowing caregivers to better treat and prevent heart attacks, the number one killer in the Western world. This medical breakthrough involves pulsating cardiac patches that contain tiny gold fibers – patches that can be implanted in diseased hearts to rehabilitate them. The gold serves as an agent that conducts electricity essential for the normal function of the heart.

Studies indicate that 50 percent of heart attack sufferers will die within five years of their first attack, while many others will remain weakened. The most prevalent solution nowadays, a heart transplant, is extremely problematic due to a shortage of available hearts. With this new development, many more heart attack survivors will be able to receive adequate treatment.

Dvir presented the cardiac patch on Monday during the first French-Israeli Conference on Nanotechnology applied to Life Sciences, organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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According to the program of the conference, "the heart is a non-regenerating organ. Consequently, the loss of cardiac cells and formation of scar tissue after extensive myocardial infarction frequently leads to congestive heart failure. Given the scarcity of cardiac donors, a potential approach to treat the infarcted heart is to repopulate the ‘dead zone’ with cells capable of spontaneous contraction".

Some three years ago Dvir reached a breakthrough in his research while working in the U.S. First he collaborated with researches from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and later he returned to Israel and joined a research team at Tel Aviv University. The team, comprised of chemists, biologists, and engineers, combined various nanotechnology methods and tissue engineering in its experiments.

The experiments involved a sample of damaged heart muscle which was affixed to bio-material (a bed on which tissue can be cultivated and developed). Since the bio-material does not conduct electricity, the tissue cells did not pulsate simultaneously and another material was required to remedy the electrical shortfall.

The researchers came up with a unique solution – highly conductive gold, from which they fashioned nanometer (a billionth of a meter) thick fibers.

"In this case, the gold fibers solved the problem of the simultaneous pulsing of the cells, improved the cells' conductivity and thus allowed the use of artificial tissue," Dvir explained. "We saw that the tissue was working well independently, and then all we had to do was affix it to scarred heart muscle and rehabilitate the heart."

Dvir hailed the suitability of gold for use within the body saying, "it is known that the material does not harm the immune system as the fiber involved is less than a hairline thick and as such its use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."

The next stage: engineered nerve-system tissue

Dvir's study was published in this month's issue of the prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology. In the journal, Dvir explained, "in the future we hope that the next stages of development will include the use of gold fibers in engineered tissue for nerve cells, and brain tissue, thereby allowing perhaps to improve brain tissue that was damaged as a result of traumatic injury, or for example nerve cells damaged, or a torn or injured spinal cord." Dvir's lab at Tel Aviv University is currently working on creating engineered brain cell tissue out of nerve cells and biomedical Materials which contain gold fibers.

Friday, November 25, 2011

French Jewish Leaders Suckered by Sarkozy

Sarkozy feigns being a great friend of Israel in an attempt at damage control with the French Jewish community after having been caught badmouthing Bibi in a private conversation with Obama. Unfortunately these French Jewish leaders are easily allowing themselves to be suckered.

Sarkozy to French Jewish leaders: I support Israel

Meeting comes following reports that French president called Netanyahu a "liar"; "he responded to a lot of our concerns,” Jewish group treasurer says.

PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with leaders of the Jewish umbrella group CRIF to reassure them of his support for Israel.

The meeting comes following reports that Sarkozy called Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a "liar” during a conversation with US President Barack Obama at the G20 conference earlier this month.

Sarkozy “responded to a lot of our concerns,” said Francis Kalifat, CRIF treasurer, who attended the intimate lunch that also included CRIF President Richard Prasquier, and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé, among others.

Those concerns include Israel’s security, France’s recent vote in favor of Palestinian UNESCO membership, and also reports of a private conversation between Sarkozy and Barack Obama, in which journalists overheard Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a “liar.”

“The President reaffirmed his friendship and support for the state of Israel from the very beginning of our conversation. He wanted to remind us that throughout his political career, he has had a profound attachment to Israel,” said Kalifat. Sarkozy also spoke of his “strong, long relationship and friendship with Netanyahu and his family,” and “expressed his firm desire to move beyond the misunderstanding following an off-record conversation.”

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cross Removed From Base in Afghanistan

This is an outrage. These service members are risking their lives, undergoing
hardships and being away from their families for very long periods of time for
us while serving in Afghanistan. The least we owe them is to allow them a simple
display of the cross if that's what gives them comfort. But our government
bureaucrats fear offending muslims. Of course they won't actually state that
that's the reason the cross was taken down, but the reason is obvious.

Atlas Shrugs:

That cross should be lit up like a Christmas tree -- this. is. just. so terrible. Fight back.

Cross removed at base in Afghanistan Politico

A before and after image of the ecumenical chapel

Some soldiers said they found great comfort in the visible cross. | Courtesy Close
A large cross that had been prominently displayed outside a chapel on an isolated military base in northern Afghanistan was taken down last week, prompting outrage from some American service members stationed there.

“We are here away from our families, and the chapel is the one place that feels like home,” a service member at Camp Marmal told POLITICO. “With the cross on the outside, it is a constant reminder for all of us that Jesus is here for us.”

“Not having it there is really upsetting,” added another. “I walk by the chapel daily on the way to chow and the gym, and seeing the cross is a daily reminder of my faith and what Jesus accomplished for me. It is daily inspiration and motivation for me to acknowledge my faith and stay on the right path.”

Camp Marmal is a German base that hosts NATO forces. The interfaith chapel in question is supervised by the U.S. Army.

The soldiers said they found great comfort in the chapel — and the cross visible outside. “Sometimes the Church and the ability to openly express religious views ultimately gets people through the deployments over here,” one told POLITICO by email.

The service member said he asked the base chaplain, a military officer, what had happened to the cross. “I had to take it down,” said the chaplain, according to the solider, without further explanation.

Pentagon spokesperson Commander William Speaks confirmed the cross was removed and told POLITICO, “The removal was, in fact, in accordance with Army regulations” and pointed out that the Army chaplain manual prohibits permanent display of religious symbols.

“Distinctive religious symbols, such as crosses… will not be affixed or displayed permanently on the chapel interior, exterior or grounds,” reads the manual

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Polish FM Says Israel Must Accept Nuclear Iran

This is absolutely appalling. How dare this guy lecture to Israel that the country must accept living with the prospect of annihilation and not use military force to preempt Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons? This is literally a matter of Israel’s very existence, not merely an ordinary national security threat. Europe has always been willing to sacrifice Jewish lives to appease evil or for their own foreign policy interests. They are beneath contempt.

Israel Hayom:

‘Israel must learn to accept a nuclear Iran’

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski delivers pessimistic message to Israel: Military option is unrealistic • Poland currently holds EU rotating presidency • EU members agree to expand sanctions against Iran.

Israel must learn to live with a nuclear Iran, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Tuesday. Poland took over the rotating presidency of the European Union in July, and the nation plays an influential role in EU efforts to expand sanctions against Iran and thwart Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s nuclear ambitions.

Israel’s ambassador to Poland, Zvi Rav-Ner, sent a telegram from Warsaw to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday saying that in a conversation with Sikorski, the Polish minister was highly pessimistic about Western activities against Iran.

“The military option is not realistic, and the Iranian nuclear program cannot be stopped,” Rav-Ner said that Sikorski told him. “All of Iran’s nuclear facilities are located between 200 and 300 meters underground.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Islamophobia" Blamed for Jihad Bomb Plotter

Imaginary "islamophobia" is blamed for the actions of the jihad pipe bomb plotter. According to FBI statistics, the number of hate crimes against muslims is very miniscule. Jews are the most victimized group from hate crimes and yet somehow Jews aren't becoming radicalized and resorting to terrorism. Jews have been persecuted and killed throughout history and yet never resorted to terrorism. Any excuse to explain away islamic terrorism other than the ideology of islam itself.

Noted moderate Muslim Akbar Ahmed blames "radicalization" of NY jihad bomb plotter on "Islamophobia," issues veiled threat
Akbar Ahmed is a world-renowned Islamic moderate, but in this piece he plays the same games of victimhood, shifting of attention from jihad to "Islamophobia" and evasion of responsibility that his colleagues in Hamas-linked CAIR and other Islamic supremacists and jihadists have perfected over the last decade.

My own experiences with Akbar Ahmed have not been positive. He has ignored my invitations to debate or dialogue (with the exception of one noncommittal email saying he was looking forward to "talking soon" -- he never did), and has responded to my views on C-Span with deceptive evasions and irrelevancies.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Henry Kissinger’s Contempt for Jews

More revelations from newly released State Department transcripts exposing Henry Kissinger’s contempt for Jews and his indifference to the plight of Soviet Jewry. It’s obvious by those remarks that Kissinger was projecting. Recall that he wished to reduce Israel “to historical proportions” and said that it wouldn’t be America’s concern if a holocaust of Russian Jews occurred.

Jewish groups are self-serving ‘bastards,’ Kissinger told aide

Israel Hayom

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s discontent with U.S. Jewish lobbying groups during Nixon era is detailed in newly released State Department transcripts • Kissinger also said that Jews leak information they are told in confidence.
The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
Henry Kissinger: Academic, diplomat … and self-hating Jew?

American Jewish groups lobbying the Nixon White House on behalf of their Soviet brethren got under Henry Kissinger’s skin in demanding intense pressure on Moscow, to the point that he denounced them to a White House colleague as self-serving “bastards,” newly released documents indicate.

Among the appeals flooding the White House was one from late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to President Richard Nixon in August 1972 asking him to protest to the Kremlin its levying of fees for exit permits.

The White House, defending its strategy of quiet diplomacy, sought to assure American Jews that Nixon was very concerned about the plight of Soviet Jews, and took up the issue directly with Soviet leaders, remaining convinced that quiet diplomacy was the best approach, the documents related.

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A White House official, Leonard Garment, saying he was flooded with letters and phone calls with Jewish appeals, asked Kissinger for help and guidance. The late Alexander Haig, Nixon’s national security adviser, sent him Meir’s letter and said, “We will have to consider the best means by which to proceed.”

According to transcripts released by the State Department, Kissinger, who was Haig’s deputy, said to Garment: “Is there a more self-serving group of people than the Jewish community?” Kissinger is Jewish.

Garment, also Jewish, replied: “None in the world.”

At this point, Kissinger was quoted as saying “What the hell do they think they are accomplishing?”

Kissinger went on: “You can’t even tell the bastards anything in confidence because they’ll leak it.”

But Kissinger said he would take up the issue with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin and also meet again with Jewish leaders. “They ought to remember what this administration has done,” he said.

The remarks were contained in documents dealing with U.S.-Soviet relations released by the State Department.

Kissinger’s office had yet to comment at time press time.

Mother of Jihadist Apologizes for Son

You never hear stories of someone becoming violent after having read the Bible
or Torah or from regularly attending church or synagogue. For some reason, islam inspires extremism and violence in so many of its followers. But we are not
supposed to draw the conclusion that islam is inherently violent otherwise you
get labeled as a bigot.

NY Post:

Mother of alleged Harlem bomb plotter apologizes for son, thanks NYPD The mother of José Pimentel, an “al Qaeda sympathizer" who wanted to kill US military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, apologized for her son Monday and said she couldn't deal with him after he started reading the Koran in 2001.

"I want to apologize to the city of New York," Carmen Sosa, 56, said today. "I've been here since 1987, and I'm disappointed with what my son was doing. I love New York.

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Norwegian Dhimmitude

Norway carries on the legacy of Quisling by embracing jihad and Jew-hatred. The Norwegians are so cowardly they make the French look lionhearted by comparison. Cowardice, anti-Semitism and appeasement of evil is in the European DNA.

Norway Embraces Islamist Tyranny

by Bruce Bawer
November 16, 2011 at 5:00 am

Anti-Semitism in Norway, where I have lived for twelve years, is over the top. I have never quite gotten used to it. Every now and then I hear or read something that reminds me that I am living in Europe, in a country that was occupied by the Nazis, and where a lot of people were perfectly okay with that. I think it is fair to say that anti-Semitism in Norway is most virulent among the cultural elite – the academics, intellectuals, writers, journalists, politicians, and technocrats – although thanks to the media and schools, it has trickled down to many ordinary Norwegians, some of whom may never even have met a Jewish person.
This anti-Semitism manifests itself in various ways. When Obama became president, former Norwegian prime minister KÃ¥re Willoch said things did not look promising because Obama had “chosen a Jew as chief of staff.” The chief rabbi of the Oslo synagogue reportedly receives a pile of hate mail every day. During the Gaza War, a major Norwegian newspaper had trouble finding Norwegian Jews who were willing to comment on the record about the war: they said they were scared of repercussions. Norwegian academics have sought to ban contacts with Israeli universities. Norwegian activists have encouraged boycotts of Israeli products. There is terrible anti-Semitic bullying in the schools. Every so often, a high-profile professor or activist or famous author will write a virulent op-ed or give an angry speech denouncing Israel and insulting Jews. Nothing could be safer for them to say; no one will seek to harm them physically or otherwise – as opposed to what would happen if, say, they made certain public statements about Islam. And they know this. Norway’s most respected newspaper cartoonist, Finn Graff, who has admitted that he never draws cartoons about Islam because he is scared for his life, has frequently drawn cartoons comparing Israelis to Nazis; he knows Jews will never harm him. These anti-Semitic op-eds and speeches and cartoons are never remotely fresh, witty, or original; all they ever do is recycle tired cultural-elite clichés. And their creators get nothing but praise from their colleagues, who celebrate them as courageous truth-tellers. It is much more acceptable to scream “kill the Jews” at an anti-Israeli protest than it is to criticize Hamas.

The quintessential expression of Norwegian anti-Semitism during my time in Norway was an op-ed written by Jostein Gaarder, author of the international bestseller Sophie’s World. It appeared on August 11, 2006, in Aftenposten, Norway’s newspaper of record. I will quote from it just to give you a flavor of the kind of thing that is considered respectable discourse in Norway. “The state of Israel in its current form is history,” wrote Gaarder. “We do not believe in the notion of God’s chosen people….To act as God’s chosen people is not only stupid and arrogant, but a crime against humanity….We acknowledge…Europe’s deep responsibility for the fate of Jews….But the state of Israel…has massacred its own legitimacy….The State of Israel has seen its Soweto…. ” Gaarder went on to describe little Jewish girls writing hateful words on bombs to be dropped on civilian populations in Lebanon and Palestine – as if it were Israel that teaches its children to hate and kill. He wrote: “We do not recognize a state founded on anti-humanistic principles and the ruins of an archaic national religion and warrior religion.” You might have thought he was talking about Saudi Arabia or Iran, but no; he was talking about Israel. After reading Gaarder’s op-ed, one of the leading members of Norway’s tiny Jewish community, a writer named Mona Levin, said she had not read anything so disturbing since Mein Kampf. Many ordinary Norwegians agreed. Yet members of the cultural elite lined up to support Gaarder. As far as they were concerned he had struck a blow for truth and virtue.

What motivates this anti-Semitism? Several things. For one, the leading lights of Norway’s cultural elite are overwhelmingly on the far left, and intensely hostile to the West, to capitalism, and therefore to the US and to Israel, which they see as America’s puppet and vassal – a colonialist, imperialist outpost of Western capitalism in the heart of the Islamic world. Before the fall of the USSR, an extraordinary percentage of these Norwegian leftists were either Communists or very sympathetic to Communism. They have replaced their affinity to the Soviet Union with sympathy for the great totalitarian ideology of our time: Islamism. Thus they romanticize Palestinians and despise Israel.

Part of the motivation for this anti-Semitism is of course the influx into Norway in recent decades of masses of Muslims from Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia and elsewhere. Multiculturalism has taught Norway’s cultural elite to take an uncritical, even obsequious, posture toward every aspect of Muslim culture and belief. When Muslim leaders rant against Israel and the Jews, the reflexive response of the multicultural elite is to join them in their rantings. This is called solidarity.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #340 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Esser Agaroth.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Canada's Increases Ties to Israel

At the moment, it is certainly true that there is not a more supportive country to Israel in the world than Canada. And thank G-d that Stephen Harper has come along at just the right moment while America is currently lacking in leadership or moral clarity in the White House.

What kind of moral degenerates would criticize being pro-Israel? Would they prefer a pro-jihad, pro-hamas PM? They would prefer a PM who sided with those who wish to obliterate Israel? Either you are for good or evil. And not to support Israel is to support evil. Even if one professes neutrality, that in effect amounts to enabling the forces of evil.


Canada forging stronger defence ties with Israel
This is great news.There is no question that Canada has been staunchly in Israel’s corner in the diplomatic war. In fact she has lead the way. Now this. There is no question in my mind that this relationship will include a commitment to resupply Israel in the event of war. Such a back-up to American resupply is very important. What ever Canada gets in exchange, she deserves. Ted Belman

By Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News November 17, 2011

OTTAWA — Canada and Israel are about to complete a number of defence co-operation agreements that will significantly tighten military bonds between the two countries as tensions grow over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

And Defence Minister Peter MacKay refused Wednesday to rule out a mutual-defence agreement that would oblige Canada to come to Israel’s defence should the latter be attacked.

Appearing together at a media conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, MacKay and his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak said they anticipate negotiations will be completed by the end of the year.

“Israel needs strong, reliable partners, which Canada is certainly one,” MacKay said. “I would argue they could not find a more supportive country on the planet.”

The ministers said the agreements will cover a range of areas, including intelligence sharing, joint research and development, and military exchange programs.

“The steps that we’re taking today are in fact bringing our countries closer together,” MacKay said, “and they are also allowing us to further build on a strong foundation of co-operation that will build tangible results, not just to our two militaries, but to Canada and Israel more broadly.”

MacKay said the agreements did not relate to basing Canadian soldiers in Israel.

“The defence co-operation details will be disclosed when we sign,” he said.

War between Israel and Iran has become a very real possibility since the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, released a report last week that laid out the most details yet of Iran’s alleged efforts to build a nuclear arsenal.

Neither Barak nor MacKay would talk specifically about military action against Iran, saying world leaders are in the process of deciding the appropriate response.

But they also identified Iran as the greatest threat to global stability, and continued to hint at the possibility of military action.

“We said all along the way that we recommend to all friends around the world not to remove any option off the table,” Barak said. “And I’m glad to notice that many leaders in the world recently just repeating this very phrase.”

While the Conservative government has been criticized for tacking a strongly pro-Israel policy since taking power, Barak said his country appreciates all of Canada’s support.

“Israel and Canada are very good friends,” he said. “We highly appreciate the support we get from the Canadian government and people on many issues. And we are proud of the deepening and strengthening of the defence relationship that we have developed.”

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Jihad March to Take Place in Cairo Calling For the islamic Conquest of Jerusalem

A call to jihad in Cairo for the ethnic cleansing and genocide of Jews in Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest city. Jerusalem which has rich and deep Jewish roots dating back thousands of years before the existence of islam and to which muslims falsely claim belongs to them because at one time islam had forcibly conquered the city and built the al aqsa mosque over the Temple Mount. Jerusalem is not even mentioned once in the koran and it was never the capital of any islamic state, yet islamic supremacists pretend the city is holy to islam in order to garner international support for attempting to steal what rightfully belongs to the Jewish people.

Via Atlas Shrugs
Million Men to March in Cairo Against “Judaization” of JerusalemINN

Hamas [the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza- Atlas] announced Thursday that the new rulers of Egypt have given their blessing to a “million man march" against “Judaization” of Jerusalem.

By David Lev

Hamas announced Thursday that the new rulers of Egypt – swept into power as a result of the “Arab Spring” rebellion – have given their blessing to a major demonstration to take place inCairo next week. The “million man march” to be sponsored by Islamist groups a week from Friday will protest against the “Judaization” of Jerusalem.

Symbolically, the march will leave from the Al-Azhar mosque, Egypt's most prominent, and proceed to Tahrir Square, which was the spiritual center of the protests that swept Hosni Mubarak from power last spring.

The march will be led by no less than Ahmed a-Taib, Egypt's highest-ranking Islamic cleric and perhaps the most important in the entire Sunni Arab world. A-Taib, head of the Al-Azhar mosque, called the march “very important,” and worthy of the time of every Muslim who valued his religion. In recent weeks, a-Taib set up a special committee to prevent the progress of the “Zionist plan to Judaize Jerusalem.” The committee is expected to develop a platform that it will ask all individuals planning to run in Egypt's upcoming elections to support, committing them to using whatever resources are at their disposal to “defend the Al-Aqsa mosque” on the Temple Mount. A-Taib expects all politicians in Egypt – including Coptic Christians – to endorse the platform.

A-Taib has been very active in efforts to “liberate” the Temple Mount from Israeli control. At a conference last week, he said that Muslims needed to take the issue much more seriously; only thus, he said, would the Muslim goal of removing Jews from Jerusalem be achieved. Earlier this year, a-Taib met with Hamas chief terrorist Khaled Masha'al to work out a plan which Hamas could use to achieve that goal.

Muhammad Amarra, who chairs the committee, said that “the Israeli occupation of Al-Quds will end in a way similar to that of the Crusader occupation. The occupation is a crossing of the red line for Muslims. We call on all liberal and freedom-seeking groups to support the Arab effort to liberate Al-Quds.”

Occupy Bilge Terrorizes Children

This is the movement that the media romanticizes and the democrat party is endorsing. On top of the rapes, robberies, anti-Semitism, vandalism, arson and violence, now the OWS are harassing and terrifying little children on their way to school. Nancy Pelsosi has said "thank G-d for these people". So Nancy Pelosi and the democrats are on record as aligning squarely with anarchists, marxists and anti-Semites who want to tear down America.

CBS Local:

OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’ As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street; Tiny Tots, Some As Young As 4, Overwhelmed By Hostility, Crush Of Humanity CBS Local

Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday.

It was a wild day in lower Manhattan for most everyone involved, including elementary school children who had to brave the mayhem just to get to class on the other side of Wall Street.

GALLERY: Occupy Wall Street “Day Of Action”

In the middle of thousands of protestors yelling and chanting — some kicking and screaming – CBS 2’s Emily Smith found little school kids trying to get to class. Nervous parents led them through the barriers on Wall Street. The NYPD helped funnel the children, anything to ease their fears while some protestors chanted “follow those kids!”

“These guys are terrorists, yelling at little kids,” one father said.

“For them it’s horrible. They’re afraid of all the crowds. We’re not even able to get through. They’re just, he’s … very afraid now,” a mother added.

One protester followed a father and his little daughter all the way down the block. As the school day ended just after 3 p.m. children trickled out of Leman Manhattan Prep on Broad Street. Smith heard a 4-year-old boy telling his mom he was scared. He told Smith it looked like a parade.

“There was a parade. It was scary — crowded with school,” the boy said.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Light Unto the Nations

More amazing contributions from the tiny Jewish state. This is the country which is the object of derision and hatred thoughout most of the world. This is the country that the left deems to be a burden and the cause of the problems in the Middle East and around the world. This is the country that the left believes should cease to exist and is colluding with the global jihad to carry out that goal.

In this week’s edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:

· An Israel doctor gave advice by email to a doctor in Iran that saved a pregnant Iranian woman.
· Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) opened a new house for overseas children receiving heart surgery in Israel.
· Thousands of international experts are attending the WATEC environmental conference in Tel Aviv.
· Google Israel has put some amazing technological innovations on show.
· Israeli scientists are growing forests in the desert.
· 40,000 visitors arrived on cruise ships during October - almost the same as for the whole of 2010.
· Readers of a top travel magazine voted Israel the best Middle East honeymoon destination
· Three great videos this week.

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Israeli doctor saves Iranian woman by e-mail. A doctor in Iran consulted Dr. Adi Weissbuch of Israel’s Kaplan Medical Center, who was able to prevent complications that would have risked a pregnant woman’s life.

Non-invasive tummy-tuck. Israeli medical aesthetics manufacturer Viora provides a treatment that eliminates the excess skin remaining after extreme weight loss. Instead of surgery, ReFit offers a non-invasive radio-frequency technique that tightens sagging skin in a series of 20-minute sessions.

Body shaping goes European. Israel’s Ultrashape Medical has obtained EU CE Mark certification for its Vertical Dynamic Focus technology that removes fat and cellular tissue non-invasively.

New mothers rewire their brains. Hebrew University researcher Dr Adi Mizrahi has proved that the apparent instinctive maternal abilities of new mothers are actually the result of changes in their neo-cortical networks.

A protein to protect against Parkinson’s. PRX-105 from Israel’s Protalix Biotherapeutics may help direct the brain to follow a protective path, leading to new treatment options for Parkinson’s disease.

Patch delivers Parkinson’s drug. Israeli biotech Neuroderm has achieved promising results in trials of ND0611, a carbidopa patch for treating Parkinson’s disease.

Israel opens its heart to children. Israel’s Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) life-saving organisation opened a new home in Holon to house up to 250 children that undergo surgery. Children are treated from all over the world, including dozens at any one time from Gaza and the Palestinian Authority.


Israel – an island of tolerance. A “must-see” short film of Israelis speaking about co-existence. It features Jews (several cultures), Arabs (Muslims, a Christian and a Druze), a French monk and a Dafur refugee.

Chemotherapy versus Grad missiles. In a Haifa hospital, 15-year old Mohammad is being treated for severe face cancer. His father Arrif says he cannot believe what has and is being done for Mohammed and himself. Regarding the terrorist rockets from Gaza, he says “I am ashamed. The politicians and extremists are not ‘the people’. We only want to live a normal life alongside you.”
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

France Condemns Israel for Gaza Strike

I really have had enough of the French and their attitude toward Israel. They bombed Libya indiscriminately for months, a country which presented no threat to France, but Israel is expected to remain passive in the face of rocket attacks coming from Gaza. And one has to ask what is France doing with a consular branch in Gaza anyway, a territory ruled by the terrorist hamas. By doing so they are giving legitimacy to the genocidal hamas regime. France most definitely is no ally of Israel. In fact it acts like an enemy.

As for the family of the head of the French consular who were accidentally injured by the strike, what does one expect when moving their family to a terrorist run enclave? How many Israelis have been attacked and murdered at the hands of the hamas jihad terrorists that France legitimizes and gives aid and comfort to? So spare me the fake moral outrage that is sure to come.

Strong French censure of IAF raid on Gaza irks J'lem

Head of France’s Gaza consular branch and members of his family injured in IAF airstrike.

Jerusalem on Tuesday rebuffed sharp French criticism of an early-Monday IAF raid on a Hamas police compound near Gaza City that lightly injured a local employee of the French consulate living a few hundred meters from the target.

French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said at his daily press briefing in Paris Tuesday that the head of France’s Gaza consular branch and members of his family had been injured in the airstrike. A Hamas policeman was killed.

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The IAF raid came in response to a Kassam rocket that had been fired into Israel on Sunday.

“France strongly deplores the consequences of this air strike,” Valero said.

“While it is committed to Israel’s security, France reaffirms the urgent need to avoid any harm to civilians. This imperative was reaffirmed to the Israeli authorities.”

France is committed to Israel's security? Sure, more like committed to Israel's destruction. Avoid harm to civilians? Like the French did in its bombing of Libya?

The spokesman said France maintained a presence in Gaza to support the civilian population, and was represented there through a consular branch and a cultural center.

The airstrike and its diplomatic aftermath came just days after an embarrassing light was shone on Israeli-Franco relations when French President Nicolas Sarkozy was overheard calling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu a “liar.”

According to Israel’s clarification regarding Monday’s airstrike, the windows of the home of Majdi Shakoura, a Gaza resident who holds a French passport, were shattered by the blast, and he and another family member were lightly hurt by flying shards.

“We are obviously sorry for the light injuries incurred by the family, but the target of the attack, quite far away from their home, was a Hamas cell responsible for shooting rockets on Israeli civilians who suffer much more serious injuries – and even death – when Hamas rockets are fired,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor.

One Israeli official wondered aloud about the “disproportional nature” of the French response.

“Thousands of Israelis suffer injuries that are similar or much worse during rocket attacks from Gaza, and they don’t draw the same sympathetic remarks from the French that were elicited by this single family, who suffered very light injuries,” the official said.

In October, 52 rockets and six mortar shells were fired into Israel. The IDF said it would not tolerate continued rocket fire against Israeli cities and that Hamas would be held responsible for such attacks.

Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OIC Intimidating Dhimmi Western Governments Into Surpressing Free Speech

Does the concern over religious intolerance, discrimination and related violence include that which is perpetrated by muslims against non-muslims? The great irony of this whole issue is that the greatest perpetrators of religious hatred, intolerance, descrimination and violence comes from islam, but muslims will be the only ones exempt from punishment. And western governments are willingly participating in this sick charade to undermine our own societies freedoms and giving way to islamic supremacy.


Free Speech Concerns Ahead of Meeting With Muslim Nations on Religious Tolerance

By Judson Berger, FPM

A looming meeting with Islamic leaders hosted by the State Department has religious scholars and advocacy groups warning that the United States may “play into” the push by some Islamic nations to create new laws to stifle religious criticism and debate.

The meeting on religious tolerance, which is scheduled for mid-December, would involve representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation — a coalition of 56 nations which more or less represents the Muslim world.

Critics describe the get-together — the first in a series — as a Trojan horse for the long-running OIC push for restrictions on speech. They note the track record of nations that want the dialogue, including Egypt, where recent military action against Coptic Christians raised grave concerns about intolerance against religious minorities.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? originally announced the meeting this past July in Turkey, where she co-chaired a talk on religious tolerance with the OIC. The event was billed as a way to foster “respect and empathy and tolerance” among nations. Delegates from up to 30 countries, as well as groups like the European Union, are also invited.

A State Department official told this week that the meeting is meant to combat intolerance while being “fully consistent with freedom of expression.” [IT CAN'T BE DONE. T. BELMAN]

A key worry is that the meeting could become a platform for Islamic governments to push for hate-speech laws which, in their most virulent and fundamentalist form, criminalize what they perceive as blasphemy.

While Clinton has drawn a line in the sand, saying nations should not “criminalize speech,” the upcoming meeting is seen by some as a misstep on a very sensitive issue.

“It’s just an astonishingly bad decision,” said Nina Shea, who sits on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and serves as director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.

Shea, who joined a group of scholars specializing in religious defamation for an event last week on Capitol Hill hosted by The Federalist Society, warned that the United States is virtually alone among western nations in not having hate-speech laws. She said the Obama administration doesn’t need to delve deeper into religious speech issues with OIC nations, considering their history.

Shea said she doesn’t yet fear the possibility that hate-speech laws are coming to the U.S. any time soon, “but I am concerned the culture is changing on this.”

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Israeli Cancer Vaccine

Another major medical breakthrough from Israel. Israelis continue to innovate and prosper even as they are constantly under seige through both terrorist violence and a global political campaign of demonization and deligitimization. This is the country most of the world rages against and wishes to see destroyed even as the Jewish state contributes to the betterment of the world through its science, technology, medicine and humanitarian aid. On the other hand, her enemies are indulged and catered to even as they contribute nothing but destruction and bloodshed on a massive global scale. The only ambition of Israel's enemies is for martydom and genocide.

Breakthrough: Israel Develops Cancer Vaccine76K
Share: Vaxil’s groundbreaking therapeutic vaccine, developed in Israel, could keep about 90 percent of cancers from coming back.

As the world’s population lives longer than ever, if we don’t succumb to heart disease, strokes or accidents, it is more likely that cancer will get us one way or another. Cancer is tough to fight, as the body learns how to outsmart medical approaches that often kill normal cells while targeting the malignant ones.

In a breakthrough development, the Israeli company Vaxil BioTherapeutics has formulated a therapeutic cancer vaccine, now in clinical trials at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. If all goes well, the vaccine could be available about six years down the road, to administer on a regular basis not only to help treat cancer but in order to keep the disease from recurring.

The vaccine is being tested against a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. If the substance works as hoped — and it looks like all arrows are pointing that way — its platform technology VaxHit could be applied to 90 percent of all known cancers, including prostate and breast cancer, solid and non-solid tumors.

“In cancer, the body knows something is not quite right but the immune system doesn’t know how to protect itself against the tumor like it does against an infection or virus. This is because cancer cells are the body’s own cells gone wrong,” says Julian Levy, the company’s CFO. “Coupled with that, a cancer patient has a depressed immune system, caused both by the illness and by the treatment.”

The trick is to activate a compromised immune system to mobilize against the threat.

A vaccine that works like a drug

A traditional vaccine helps the body’s immune system fend off foreign invaders such as bacteria or viruses, and is administered to people who have not yet had the ailment. Therapeutic vaccines, like the one Vaxil has developed, are given to sick people, and work more like a drug.

Vaxil’s lead product, ImMucin, activates the immune system by “training” T-cells –– the immune cells that protect the body by searching out and destroying cells that display a specific molecule (or marker) called MUC1. MUC1 is typically found only on cancer cells and not on healthy cells. The T-cells don’t attack any cells without MUC1, meaning there are no side effects unlike traditional cancer treatments. More than 90% of different cancers have MUC1 on their cells, which indicates the potential for this vaccine.

“It’s a really big thing,” says Levy, a biotechnology entrepreneur who was formerly CEO for Biokine Therapeutics. “If you give chemo, apart from the really nasty side effects, what often happens is that cancer becomes immune [to it]. The tumor likes to mutate and develops an ability to hide from the treatment. Our vaccines are also designed to overcome that problem.”

For cancers in an advanced stage, treatments like chemo or surgery to remove a large tumor will still be needed, but if the cancer can be brought down to scale, the body is then able to deal with it, Levy explains. ImMucin is foreseen as a long-term strategy — a shot every few months, with no side effects — to stop the cancer from reoccurring after initial treatments, by ensuring that the patient’s own immune system keeps it under control.

In parallel, the company is also working on a vaccine that treats tuberculosis, a disease that’s increasing worldwide, including in the developed world, and for which the current vaccine is often ineffective and treatment is problematic.

Based in Ness Ziona, Vaxil was founded in 2006 by Dr. Lior Carmon, a biotechnology entrepreneur with a doctorate in immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. In June, Vaxil signed a memorandum of understanding to merge its activities into Sheldonco, a company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

By Rivka Borochov

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #337 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at To Kiss A Mezuzah.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

U. of Maryland Student Government Association Dhimmis

The current state of affairs have become so perverse that it is considered "hate speech" to speak of islamic hatred of Jews and others. The left is colluding with islamic supremacists to suppress the free speech rights of Americans and enforce islamic blasphemy laws prohibiting criticism of islam. The goal is eventually implementation of full sharia law. The University of Maryland's Student Government Association dhimmis want the advertising department of the student newspaper, The Diamondback, to issue an apology for an ad stating the truth about islamic anti-Semitism.

Atlas Shrugs
SGA votes to condemn Diamondback advertising department Diamondback Online
In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, the SGA joined a newly formed coalition of students in condemning The Diamondback's advertising department for running a controversial ad last month that several students referred to as "hate speech."

The Student Government Association resolution — which passed 24-0 with three abstentions — called on the department to make a formal apology to the student body for the publication of an advertisement called "You deserve a factual look at … Muslim Arab Anti-Semitism" for the Facts and Logic About the Middle East organization in the newspaper Oct. 19. The resolution also calls for the advertising department to refrain from publishing FLAME ads in the future.

After the ad's publication, outraged students formed the End Hate Speech at UMD coalition, and two members of the group met with two Maryland Media Inc. — the private company that owns The Diamondback — officials and Diamondback editor in chief Lauren Redding last week.

MMI General Manager Michael Fribush offered to provide free advertising space, which MMI has never done before, to print a rebuttal advertisement or for the group to publish a guest column or letter on The Diamondback's opinion page.

But Osama Eshera, who is a member of End Hate Speech at UMD and attended last week's meeting, said the group will decline the offer. While End Hate Speech at UMD appreciated the gesture, the group wants the advertising department to issue a formal apology, to refuse to publish FLAME ads in the future. They group also hopes to foster a conversation about hate speech across the campus.

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No Relief From Jihad For South Sudanese Christians

The islamic terror regime of North Sudan continues to wage a genocidal war against Christian South Sudan even after gaining its independence.

Islamic North Sudan Bombs Newly Free Christian South Sudan from Atlas Shrugs by Pamela Geller

How many millions of Christians, animists, and black moderate muslims have to be slaughtered in the jihadi war in Sudan before the international community takes its head out of the caliphate's culo and stands against this mindless slaughter for allah?

Dropping bombshells World Magazine

AFRICA | Fresh attacks in South Sudan—including raids on a Samaritan’s Purse refugee camp—could signal a return to war |

As UN workers prepared to unload a helicopter full of food for more than 20,000 refugees in a camp in South Sudan Thursday, a series of horrifying thuds erupted, as a large plane swooped overhead, dropping bombs.

Witnesses say the plane dropped at least four bombs, with one landing in the yard of a makeshift school for 300 children gathered for an afternoon class. Thankfully, the explosive didn’t detonate. But other bombs did explode, and a local official reported at least 12 deaths.

The Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse reported that its workers in the camp were safe after Thursday’s attack. The relief agency manages distribution of food and other supplies in the sprawling refugee camp. (The area is so remote and swampy, aid workers airdropped supplies to the refugees until Samaritan’s Purse cleared a landing strip.)

Authorities believe that military planes from Northern Sudan executed the bombardment on the Yida camp near the border with South Sudan. The two countries formally separated when South Sudan declared its independence on July 9. But conflicts over the disputed North-South border have left nearly 230,000 South Sudanese residents fleeing attacks from a Northern government determined to maintain control of the oil-rich borderlands.

Thousands of those refugees have fled to camps in South Sudan and Ethiopia, including the freshly attacked Yida camp some 10 miles south of the border. By Thursday afternoon, White House officials called the bombing “outrageous,” and demanded that Sudan’s government cease attacks on its southern neighbor.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Brooklyn

The years of non-stop vicious lies and blood libels against the Jewish state by the leftist western media and academia in collaboration with the vast islamic propaganda machine, the scapegoating of Israel for global islamic terrorism, along with the occupy movement's scapegoating of Jews for the economic crisis, has created the climate for hate crimes against Jews. We cannot let cowardly western governments off the hook who have blamed Israel for the turmoil in the Middle East. We are in the midst of the biggest wave of global anti-Semitism since WW2.

Police Investigate Antisemitic Arson and vandalism in Midwood NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s shock and outrage in Brooklyn today after several cars were torched and numerous pieces of anti-Semitic vandalism took place in Midwood.

The incident was discovered at around 5 a.m., when residents awoke to see cars burning.

At least three cars were set ablaze and dozens of pieces of anti-Semitic graffiti were plastered along benches. The cars were damaged and the benches vandalized along Ocean Parkway between Avenues I and J. Among the vandalism: “KKK” scrawled nearby, as well as numerous swastikas.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports

“People are nervous, people are concerned,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said. “The police are putting extra manpower into the community at synagogues and all over.”

The incident occurred on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, when Hitler’s Nazi’s launched a pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria.

“I’m used to swastikas, but three cars destroyed is a whole new dimension,” said Hikind. “Three cars completely destroyed as if someone had dropped them bomb on them is just a real tragedy.”

“The burning of cars and vandalism of benches in Midwood this morning represents a truly hateful act of prejudice,” said Public Advocate Bill De Blasio in a statement. “That it took place on the anniversary of Kristallnacht leaves no doubt that this attack is a hate crime in every sense, and I applaud the NYPD for investigating it as such.”

New York City Councilman David Greenfield is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person – or persons – responsible for the incident.

“We will not accept anti-Semitism in our community. There is zero tolerance for such acts of hatred and ignorance,” said Councilman Greenfield in a statement. “I’m confident that these hateful people will be caught and punished to the full extent of the law.”

Just a week ago, two libraries and a synagogue in Queens were vandalized with swastikas.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are kept confidential. You can also log on to the Crime Stoppers website, or text your tip to CRIMES and then enter TIP577.

Chicago Democrats Behind Allegations Against Cain

Here's a shocker. The Chicago Daley machine gangsters are behind the phony allegations against Herman Cain. This is the ruthless and vicious way the democrat party operates. They cannot convince voters to reelect Obama based on his performance, so they must attempt to destroy the character of his opponents. This is how Obama won his Illinois state senate seat and the US senate. He could not win based on merit, so his operatives set out to destroy his opponents by releasing their divorce records and Obama won by default in both cases. What makes Cain especially threatening is of course that he is black, and any minority or woman Republican is a dire threat to the democrat party holding on to its base. The racist democrats want to keep them in their place, dependent on government and therefore a permanent democrat voting bloc. Ratcheting up this fake scandal also takes attention away from the real scandals of the White House, such as Solyndra and the fast and furious gun running debacle.

David Axelrod's Pattern of Sexual Misbehaviorby Ann Coulter 11/09/2011
Herman Cain​ has spent his life living and working all over the country -- Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Washington, D.C. -- but never in Chicago.

So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine and Obama consigliere David Axelrod​.

Suspicions had already fallen on Sheila O'Grady, who is close with David Axelrod and went straight from being former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley's chief of staff to president of the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA), as being the person who dug up Herman Cain's personnel records from the National Restaurant Association (NRA).

The Daley-controlled IRA works hand-in-glove with the NRA. And strangely enough, Cain's short, three-year tenure at the NRA is evidently the only period in his decades-long career during which he's alleged to have been a sexual predator.

After O'Grady's name surfaced in connection with the miraculous appearance of Cain's personnel files from the NRA, she issued a Clintonesque denial of any involvement in producing them -- by vigorously denying that she knew Cain when he was at the NRA. (Duh.)

And now, after a week of conservative eye-rolling over unspecified, anonymous accusations against Cain, we've suddenly got very specific sexual assault allegations from an all-new accuser out of ... Chicago.

Herman Cain has never lived in Chicago. But you know who has? David Axelrod! And guess who lived in Axelrod's very building? Right again: Cain's latest accuser, Sharon Bialek.

Bialek's accusations were certainly specific. But they also demonstrated why anonymous accusations are worthless.

Within 24 hours of Bialek's press conference, friends and acquaintances of hers stepped forward to say that she's a "gold-digger," that she was constantly in financial trouble -- having filed for personal bankruptcy twice -- and, of course, that she had lived in Axelrod's apartment building at 505 North Lake Shore Drive, where, she admits, she knew the man The New York Times calls Obama's "hired muscle."

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

ElBaradei's Perfidy

That this miscreant was collaborating with Tehran in its aim to acquire nuclear weapons to carry out its stated genocide against the Jewish state, was obvious years ago. In a sane world this man would never have been heading the IAEA as it was predictable that he would cover for his islamic brethren. And for his evil activities, elbaradei naturally was awarded the nobel peace prize.

Via Israpundit:
Israeli officials: ElBaradei an Iranian agent by YNET
Senior state officials accuse former IAEA chairman of covering up for Islamic Republic during his term, allowing Iranians to move ahead with nuclear program while playing for time. ‘He is a despicable person,’ one of them says.

Senior Israeli officials said Tuesday night that the International Atomic Energy Agency report stating that Iran has been working on developing a nuclear weapon design proves that the former UN nuclear watchdog chairman “was an Iranian agent”.

The former IAEA chairman, Mohamed ElBaradei, is an Egyptian diplomat who even won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.

For years he defended the Iranian nuclear program, claiming that it was peaceful, thus allowing the Iranians to continue their activity with the nuclear watchdog’s seal of approval.

According to one of the state officials, the new report published Tuesday proves “just how much he was working for the Iranians.

“He simply rescued Iran and was constantly busy covering up for them, causing serious damage by allowing the Iranians to fool the entire world and play for time. History may judge him as the person who helped Iran obtain a nuclear weapon.

“The things exposed now are not new. These are old things which were hidden and not published,” the official added. “Now it turns out that ElBaradei led an active policy of concealment and disregard. This is very serious. He is a despicable person.”

“ElBaradei didn’t just mess us up, he messed up the entire sane world,” added Uzi Eilam, former head of Israel’s Atomic Energy Agency. “He was dishonest his entire term. He is the one who stopped the Security Council from imposing serious sanctions, providing the Iranians with precious time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stop American Taxpayer Dollars to Terrorists

There’s nothing at all startling about this development. Why is it that the west is always shocked when terrorists behave like terrorists? Yet we give them money knowing full well who we are dealing with. Americans should be outraged that our tax dollars are being spent for incitement to genocide and housing for terrorists.

Via Israpundit:

Should Treasury Sanction the Palestinian Investment Fund?
by Jonathan Schanzer, Weekly Standard Online

In a move that should startle members of Congress, a Palestinian sovereign wealth fund that has long received American taxpayer support will soon begin building houses for convicted members of terrorist organizations.

The Palestine News and Information Agency WAFA reported over the weekend that Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has tapped the Palestinian Investment Fund (PIF) to build houses for the prisoners released in the October exchange that freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, whom Hamas had held for five years. Recipients will include convicted members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

The money that Abbas has tapped for the homes of terrorists is only the latest PIF transgression. After their release last month, the PA feted the Gaza-based prisoners at the al-Mashtal Hotel, the only five-star accommodations in Gaza—and another PIF property.

Under Palestinian Authority prime minister Salaam Fayyad, the PIF was celebrated for its transparent business practices, but in recent months, it has become involved in funding more and more questionable projects.

PIF is partly owned and controlled by Hamas. In early March, Hamas seized its offices in the Gaza Strip, where Hamas has presided as the de facto government since the 2007 civil war. Since March, it has become clear that Hamas controls numerous PIF accounts, including the luxury Hanadi Tower office building, a factory, cars, and other assets.

The PIF sent out an email noting that Hamas had “confiscated some of its assets and properties.” The fund declared that it wouldn’t “be responsible for any future measures, deals, or agreements” associated with those holdings, and that whatever Hamas did would not “represent the PIF or its companies and properties.” But according to former Palestinian officials familiar with the matter, the PIF continues to cooperate with Hamas to ensure that its investments are being handled properly.

In other words, Hamas has become a silent partner of the PIF.

The Palestine Investment Fund (PIF), created in 2002, was initially designed to bring transparency and accountability to many of the businesses originally held by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, while simultaneously stimulating the Palestinian economy, particularly small businesses. In short, the plan was to bring an end to the questions of corruption that plagued the Palestinian Authority and to help build a middle class, all in preparation for Palestinian statehood.

But in the nine years since the PIF was created, according to Palestinian officials, Abbas has changed the charter, installed his own choices for board members, placed this sovereign wealth fund under his full control, and neglected to have it audited properly. Today, Prime Minister Fayyad has zero oversight of the PIF, despite his celebrated mandate for transparency.

In other words, even before it became an asset for terrorists groups, the PIF strayed far from its founding principles.

A Treasury designation would have an immediate impact in Washington. Several U.S. organizations contribute to the PIF, including the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), which provided $241 million to the PIF’s Affordable Mortgage and Loan Program (AMAL). Additionally, the Washington-based Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII), a non-profit where former secretary of state Madeleine Albright sits on the board, owns 15 percent of AMAL.

OPIC and MEII also support the PIF’s loan guarantee program, along with the U.S. Agency for Internal Development (USAID), which provided $2 million in technical assistance.

In a sense, all of these agencies have indirectly contributed to the Hamas PIF holdings in Gaza, the mini-vacations of convicted terrorists at the al-Mashtal Hotel, and the funds that Abbas plans to use to build homes for the individuals celebrated as heroes in the Palestinian territories, who were responsible for the planning and logistics of gruesome acts of terror, including suicide bombings that killed both Americans and Israelis.

It’s time for Congress and the U.S. Treasury to determine the legality of these contributions, and whether the Palestine Investment Fund should be targeted with terrorist sanctions like the terrorist groups it supports.

Jonathan Schanzer, a former terrorism finance intelligence analyst at the U.S. Treasury, is vice president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Any organization contributing to this fund is guilty of financing the murder of Jews.

Anti-Semites Protest at the Israeli Consulate in Boston

Good for Scott Brown for denouncing this bilge. The funny thing is that Israel is the ONLY country in the Middle East which is NOT an apartheid state. But none of these skunks feel the urge to protest at a consulate of any of the muslim countries which routinely commit human rights atrocities and practice religious, gender, racial and ethnic apartheid. This reveals the moral depravity of the left and what the OWS movement really represents. It is a totalitarian, anti-freedom, anti-American and anti-Semitic movement.

Senator Scott Brown denounces protest at Israeli consulate in BostonSenator says he stands with Israel in antiterror fight
By Matt Rocheleau | Globe Correspondent November 07, 2011

Save Senator Scott Brown yesterday denounced Friday evening’s sit-in protest at the Israeli consulate in Boston.

“This group of protesters has a poisonous message which needs to be loudly refuted,’’ Brown, a Massachusetts Republican, said in a statement. “Israel is a friend and ally to the United States. It was shocking to hear the protestors chanting anti-Israel slogans in support of the terrorist-backed intifada uprising, which has created so much misery and death in Israel.’’

The Boston protest came after Israel’s navy intercepted two small boats carrying about two dozen pro-Palestinian activists of several nationalities on Friday, according to the Associated Press. The vessels that tried to breach Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip were towed to a port north of Gaza, AP reported.

No one was injured and the 22 activists are expected to be deported from Israel, according to AP reports.

Israel says its naval blockade is vital to stop weapons from reaching Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas, which rules Gaza, AP reported. Last year, Israeli forces killed nine Turks in a raid to halt a larger protest flotilla.

Brown’s statement included a link to a YouTube video that showed about 20 demonstrators sitting in the lobby of the Israeli consulate at Park Plaza in downtown Boston, shouting chants including: “Hey hey, ho ho, Israeli apartheid’s got to go’’; “Occupy the consulate, not Palestine’’; and “Militarization is a crime.’’

In the video, Boston police are shown escorting protesters out of the building, as the demonstrators chant, “We will be back.’’

In his statement, Brown said: “There should be no mistaking which side America is on in the fight against terror, and I want to make it clear that I stand with Israel.’’

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at

OWS Nefarious Agenda

Here are some headlines for anyone doubting the evil intentions of the “occupy” movement. It is undoubtedly a violent, marxist, anti-Semitic and anti-American movement which seeks the overthrow of our free market system and the destruction of America as we know it. Take a look at the violence, destruction and filth generated by this bilge who believe they have the right to pilfer and mooch off productive citizens and businesses.

Obama-Endorsed #OccupyWallStreet: Protester Claims ‘I Wouldn’t Give A F*ck If 9/11 Happened 911 More Times’

Obama-Endorsed #OccupyPortland Protesters Threaten To Assault “Pizza Schmizza” Employees with Hammer Because They Ran Out Of Breadsticks

Obama-Endorsed #OccupyAtlanta Protesters Attack Police Officers

St Paul’s staff have to clean up human waste INSIDE the cathedral as protesters ‘use it as a latrine’

Protester throws fit in McDonald’s when he can’t get free food

Occupy LA Video: ‘Get Rid of America and Everything it Stands For’

Occupy protest turns violent outside Washington Convention Center

Stunner… Jew-Bashing Obama-Endorsed Occupy Boston Loons Hold Sit-in Protest at Israeli Consulate

Obama-Endorsed OWS Out of Control: Zuccotti Protesters Put Up Women-Only Tent to Try to Prevent Sexual Assaults

Add “Arson” To Obama-Endorsed #Occupy Activism – $10 Million In Damages

Obama-Endorsed Occupy protests degenerate into violence and chaos

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Creeping Sharia in America

Someone needs to inform Chris Christie, who believes that anyone worried about the encroachment of sharia law into American courts is "crazy". The willful blindness and ignorance of so many of our political leaders is downright dangerous to the survival of this republic. They are willing to look the other way at stealth jihad, placing their political ambitions ahead of the long-term survival of America. Do they care at all if their children and grandchildren experience the same America that they grew up in?

Sharia's Encroachment into American Courts Janet Levy

Currently an estimated 2.6 million observant Muslims reside in the United States. Many live their lives according to sharia law, the moral and religious code of the Islamic faith. When Muslims bring legal disputes into U.S. courts, a legal dilemma often arises, pitting individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and laws against Islamic sharia law.

Increasingly, U.S. courts have yielded to sharia. In effect, our judicial system is failing to adhere to the very beliefs on which this country was founded. Sharia advocates are overturning our long-held legal traditions to follow precepts laid down by a faith that represents less than one percent of our population and whose beliefs are at odds with U.S. legal and spiritual history.

American law reflects Judeo-Christian values and traditions. These have always operated under the precept, "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto G-d the things that are G-d's." This separation, which created the historic distinction between religious leadership and secular authority in the United States, is now being threatened, as sharia has encroached into the American legal system, and Muslim advocacy groups have increased pressure to institute sharia. Two notable cases illustrate this trend.

Hosain v. Malik
Under U.S. law, child custody cases follow the legal standard of "the best interests of the child." This can mean joint custody of children by both parents, full custody solely by the mother or father, or, if both parents are unfit, custody by relatives or guardians. Under sharia or Islamic doctrine, however, fathers receive sole custody when children reach seven years of age, regardless of family circumstances.

That's exactly how Hosain v. Malik was decided in 1996 when an American court in Maryland awarded full custody of a daughter to her father, enforcing a court order from Pakistan, an Islamic country that follows sharia law. Although the mother in the custody battle was never deemed unfit and the daughter was actually afraid of her father, an alleged substance abuser and batterer, the U.S. court enforced sharia requirements. Further, the child's attorney was not present at the custody decision to advocate for the child, and no input was sought from the daughter, as is standard in U.S. custody cases.

In the Hosain v. Malik case, the husband's attorney cleverly twisted the "best interest of the child" requirement and argued that in Pakistani culture, the well-being of the child is facilitated by adherence to Islamic teaching, which mandates custody to the father. In this case, the child was sent back to Pakistan with the father, violating the child's human rights to enjoy a relationship with her mother and violating the mother's rights as a woman. Further, the father accused his ex-wife of adultery, which meant that if she returned to Pakistan she could face imprisonment, lashing, or even death by stoning under sharia.

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Sarkozy's Mendacity

Sarkozy is a mendacious coward. Like his predecessors of Vichy France, Sarkozy is choosing to collaborate with genocidal Jew-killers in the mistaken belief that France itself will be spared. How is catering to the muslim world working out for your miserable country, Sarkozy? How are those no-go zones working out? Sarkozy’s behavior is in keeping with the cowardly, morally bankrupt character of the French and its history of appeasing evil. Sarkozy isn’t fit to shine Bibi’s shoes.

Sarkozy is incensed that Bibi would dare to place the security and survival of his own nation above the foreign policy agenda of France.

Sarkozy tells Obama he is fed up with Netanyahu

Sarkozy made the comment during a private conversation with Obama during a G20 summit in the French Riviera town of Cannes last week and the remarks were overheard by a small number of journalists but not initially reported.


U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the G20 summit in Cannes. |Photo credit: Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the G20 summit in Cannes. |Photo credit: Reuters

French President Nicolas Sarkozy told U.S. President Barack Obama last week he was fed up with dealing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and considered him a liar.

Sarkozy made the comment during a private conversation with Obama during a G20 summit in the French Riviera town of Cannes last week, and the remarks were overheard by a small number of journalists but not initially reported.

"I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama during a frank exchange in which the U.S. president took him to task for backing the Palestinian request for membership in the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO.

A Reuters reporter was among the journalists present and can confirm the veracity of the comments, which were relayed by a French Internet outlet Tuesday.

Obama said he had to deal regularly with Netanyahu even if Sarkozy was fed up with the Israeli leader, according to the translation of a French interpreter during their Cannes exchange.

In their quest for statehood recognition, the Palestinians have requested membership in the U.N., in addition to the organization's Paris-based UNESCO subsidiary.

France voted in favor of the UNESCO request but said last week it would abstain in any vote on membership in the U.N. Washington has vowed to veto such a move, and Paris and Washington have urged renewed peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Anti-Semitic Kangeroo Court in South Africa

Jew-haters gather in South Africa to convict the Jewish state in a kangeroo court. No such tribunals are taking place regarding any of Israel's neighbors which are guilty of massive human rights atrocities and all of who actually do practice religious, ethnic, racial and gender apartheid. This tribunal is solely directed at the region's only free nation, the only nation in the region which respects the equality and human rights of all of its citizens, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or religion. No tribunals are being set-up to try the rest of the nations of the Middle East for the human rights atrocities against women and children, the persecution and murder of Christians, apartheid practices such as saudi arabia's law forbidding non-muslims from entering mecca and medina. These are just a few of the numerous other horrific practices occurring in the Middle East and beyond. This obscene tribunal in South Africa is yet another manifestation of the left's moral sickness, its embrace of evil and blatant anti-Semitism on full display.

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Another Effort to Destroy Israel
Elliott Abrams

This weekend marks another milestone in the history of intellectual dishonesty, for the so-called “Russell Tribunal on Palestine” meets in Cape Town, South Africa on November 5th and 6th.

What is the Russell Tribunal? It is the heir to the “International War Crimes Tribunal” to which Bertrand Russell lent his name in 1966. The stated purpose then was “to investigate crimes committed in Vietnam,” or in other words to attack the United States. In those days, the doddering Russell was already in the hands of Ralph Schoenman, the anti-American activist with whom he finally broke in 1969 and who was the driving force behind the “Tribunal.”

The only difference today is that the guns have turned toward Israel. Well, perhaps “guns” is not the right term. What has been turned on Israel is the same torrent of clerical nonsense, virulent bias, and Hollywood-style self-aggrandizement that marked the “Tribunal” in the old days. The 1966 panel was financed in large part by the government of North Vietnam, which no doubt helped assure its carefully balanced neutrality. Back in 1966, the cast of characters included the Soviet fellow traveler Jean-Paul Sartre, Stokely Carmichael, the writers James Baldwin, Julio Cortázar, and of course Simone de Beauvoir, and other worthies. This weekend’s panel is even more impressive. Start with the stars: Israel’s violations of international law will be judged by a group including the eminent experts Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and the Spanish actor Alberto San Juan. Members of the Tribunal’s “Support Committee” include other experts and jurists such as the actress Julie Christie, the fashion designer Agnes B, the great poetess Alice Walker, Cindy Sheehan (the “Peace activist” who at last seems to have abandoned her tent near Crawford, Texas), the British actress Juliet Stevenson, Norman Finkelstein (whose writings on the Holocaust got him denied tenure at De Paul University)—and, of course, Noam Chomsky. Also listed are Harold Pinter, Howard Zinn, and Julio Saramago, whose active support will be harder to arrange as all three are dead. There are also on the list people who should know better and ought to be ashamed of themselves—but won’t.

You are probably already asking yourself “Where is Bishop Tutu?” Never fear. This week he wrote an op-ed for the Guardian in London, supporting the Tribunal on the ground that “We have visited Israel/Palestine on a number of occasions and every time have been struck by the similarities with the South African apartheid regime.” This was in part a response to the op-ed by Judge Richard Goldstone, who is seeking redemption these days by walking away from the “Goldstone Report” and defending Israel from the apartheid charge.

That charge will obviously be the main product of the Tribunal, whose purpose is to further the campaign of delegitimization aimed at Israel. Tutu’s op-ed (co-authored with Michael Mansfield, the British radical lawyer whose fairness on these issues is suggested by the fact that he was scheduled to be on the Mavi Marmara flotilla to Gaza in June 2010) ends this way:

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