Wednesday, February 29, 2012

White House's Perverse Foreign Policy

Another example of the Obama administration's hypocritical and morally perverse foreign policy. Administration officials refuse to meet with Avigdor Lieberman because they claim he is too "extreme". Lieberman you see, doesn't want Israel to be demographically overrun by rabid Jew-hating, genocidal Arab-muslims, therefore that makes him a "racist". On the other hand, the administration enthusiastically embraces the jihadist muslim brotherhood which hates America, seeks the obliteration of Israel and calls for the genocide of Jews. There is no shame and embarrassment on the part of the administration to be seen with them.

Obama Administration: No to Israel, Yes to the Muslim Brotherhood?
Sunday, 22 January 2012 13:13 Challah Hu Akbar |
Jan 22, 2012
Israelly Cool

Israeli media recently reported that US officials are offering numerous excuses as to why they do not wish to meet with Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during his upcoming visit. The most outrageous claim was that “we [US officials] do not want to be photographed with him.”

While US officials say they do not wish to be photographed with Lieberman, the foreign minister of the only stable country in the Middle East that’s still a reliable US ally, they seem to have no qualms being seen with Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

Below is a photo of Anne Patterson, US ambassador to Egypt, meeting with Mohammad Badie, General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, on January 18. On January 11, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met with Mohammed Morsi, head of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party. On January 12, former president Jimmy Carter also met with Badie.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Annihilationist Conference to Take Place in Qatar

Another international mob of Jew-haters will be gathering to discuss plans for a final solution. Jerusalem was Jewish thousands of years before the islamic conquest and even the existence of islam. It is Judaism's holiest city. Yet the international community seeks to steal Jerusalem from the Jewish people and give control of the city to islamic terrorists. It is abominable that Jew-hatred, historical revisionism which denies the Jewish people’s legal, historical and religious right to Jerusalem and calls for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from their homeland, is being offically sanctioned by western governments and some Christian organizations who are being represented at this vile conference.

Via Israpundit:

International Conference on Jerusalem Biggest anti-Israel conference evah
J.E. DYER, HOT AIR

An International Conference on Jerusalem” is being held 26-27 February in Doha, Qatar. The conference was scheduled by the Arab League during its meeting in Sirte, Libya in 2010. Its purpose is to combat the “Judaization of Jerusalem.” In the words of the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report, which tracks Muslim Brotherhood activities, this month’s conference “represents an unprecedented coalition arrayed against Israel.”

This isn’t hyperbole. The conference is unusually well advertised in English, being referred to in the media regularly as a “conference on Jerusalem,” rather than sparsely as a “conference on al-Quds,” the Arabic (and larger Islamic) term for Jerusalem. Yousef al-Qaradawi, “spiritual leader” of the Muslim Brotherhood, has held a number of conferences on Jerusalem in the last decade, hosting them around the Arab world and flying largely under the radar in terms of his media posture with the West. Researchers on the earlier Qaradawi conferences were more likely to find them under “al-Quds” than under “Jerusalem.” But the February 2012 conference is simply billed – even in a number of Arab-world English-language media – as the “conference on Jerusalem.”
Yet that doesn’t fully convey the conference’s confident tone. The conference is being given a higher profile than usual in English-language outlets, but the English transcriptions (such as the ones at the official conference website) don’t all provide the event’s full name: “International Conference for the Defense of Occupied Jerusalem.” Implied in this posture is a sense of momentum behind, and mainstreaming of, anti-Zionist themes.

US participation

This unabashed posture is certainly bolstered by the attendance of representatives from around the globe. Thirteen of them are from the United States. One, Kenneth R. Insley, Jr., bills himself as a consultant to the US State Department. Mr. Insley’s Zoom Info profile describes him as the Director of Public Diplomacy for the Capital Communications Group, and a board member of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s Links page includes a number of virulently anti-Israel groups such as the Holy Land Trust and the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem/Society. (Note: the Foundation’s website does not show Insley as a board member, but the last update is marked with a date of March 2008.)

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Hollywood's Double Standard

Billy Crystal made jokes about the GOP candidates at the Oscars, but of course not Obama and the Dems. This is unsurprising. I fully expected it. That is why I never watch the oscars or any other awards show. Meanwhile Sacha Baron Cohen was banned because he was to appear in costume as a ficticious Arab dictator. Mocking islamic dictators unnacceptable, mocking GOP candidates and Christian conservatives are not only ok but required. Those are the Hollywood rules.



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StumbleUponredditPrintEmail.On Sunday, Billy Crystal used the Academy Awards to bash three candidates in the GOP Presidential field.

"A dark knight, an American psycho, a charismatic crack addict. You'll get to choose one on Super Tuesday," he remarked about forty five minutes into the broadcast Sunday night.

Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard wrote that the audience, naturally, "found it hysterical."

Entertainment Weekly reported last week that Crystal would use the award ceremony to take a stab at the candidates:

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Hillary Admits Administration Policy is Anti-Israel

Hillary is just an all around rotten person. Obviously she is projecting her own lying rhetoric upon the GOP candidates. When she was NY Senator she pretended to be friendly towards Israel to get the Jewish vote. So now she assumes that the GOP candidates must be lying about being pro-Israel in order to get the Jewish vote. The difference is of course is that the GOP never gets the Jewish vote anyway. They support Israel out of moral conviction. This is something Hillary can never understand since she has no moral compass and says and does what she wants to acquire and maintain power.

The Blaze:

Clinton to Muslims: Pay No Attention to GOP Campaign Talk
Posted on February 25, 2012 at 2:31pm by Madeleine Morgenstern Print »Email »
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience of Arab students in Tunisia on Saturday to not pay any attention to the rhetoric and comments made by the Republican candidates vying for President Barack Obama’s job, saying their rhetoric does not reflect U.S. policy.

According to CNN, Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question from a Tunisian student in the audience who asked about the pro-Israel stance of nearly every American politician — Democrat or Republican — when they run for office.

“You will learn as your democracy develops that a lot of things are said in political campaigns that should not bear a lot of attention,” Clinton said. “There are comments made that certainly don’t reflect the United States, don’t reflect our foreign policy, don’t reflect who we are as a people. If you go to the United States you see mosques everywhere, you see Muslim Americans everywhere. That’s the fact. So I would not pay attention to the rhetoric.”

“I would say watch what President Obama says and does. He’s our president. He represents all of the United States,” Clinton added, saying she was surprised people in Tunisia and other countries “pay more attention to what is said in our political campaigns than most Americans.”

She also predicted Obama will win a second term in the fall.

“He will be re-elected president,” Clinton said. “I think that will be a very clear signal to the entire world as to what our values area and what our president believes.”

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #349 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Ima on (and off) the Bima.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Judge Enforces Sharia

I believe there is absolute grounds for this judge to be impeached. He has
essentially given muslims impunity to physically assault anyone who they deem
has offended islam.

Atlas Shrugs:

American Muslim Judge Who Imposed Sharia in Pennsylvania Court Threatens to Jail Infidel Victim for Blasphemy -- releasing recorded audio of the case
Infidel victim, Ernest Perce, has received 471 verifiable threats.

American Judge in American court (minute 29:50): "Our forefathers intended that we use the first amendment so that we could speak what's on our mind, not piss off other cultures..... Islam is not just a religion, it's their culture, their culture, the very essence, their very being. They pray five times a day, towards Mecca. To be a good Muslim before you die, you have to make a pilgrimage to Mecca unless you are otherwise told you cannot because you are too ill, too elderly, whatever, you must make the attempt. Their greetings salum alaikum waliakum as-salm )as answered by voice), uh may god be with you. It is very common, their language, when they are speaking to each other, it is very common for them to say, uh allah willing, this will happen. It's they are so immersed in it. And what you've done is you've completey trashed their essence, their being. They find it very, very, very offensive. I am a Muslim. I find it very offensive ..... You are way outside your bounds of first amendment rights."(minute 31)


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Obama Grovels to the muslim World

Liberals just don't have a clue how to deal with the muslim world. Apologizing
and groveling will not quell muslim violence. In fact such a display of weakness
feeds their violent aggression. We are dealing with a mindset in which any minor offense from cartoons, koran burning and uncovered women triggers violent rampages. Muslims will never like us, since we are infidels. So stop this pathetic attempt to be liked by them. We must make them fear us.

muslims never apologize for the tens of thousands of islamic terrorist attacks around the world, and they don't respect even the basic human rights of non-muslims and women. But our government apologizes for the accidental burning of a book which inspired those very jihadist atrocities. Insane.


FresnoZionism:

Fear is better than admiration, and more achievable

Afghans riot over accidentally burned Qurans
News item:

U.S. President Barack Obama has apologized to Afghans for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base, trying to assuage rising anti-American sentiment as an Afghan soldier gunned down two American troops during another day of angry protests.

The U.S.-led military coalition says the Muslim holy books were sent by mistake to a garbage burn pit at Bagram Air Field and the case is under investigation. The explanation and multiple apologies from U.S. officials have yet to calm outrage over the incident, which has also heightened tension between international troops and their Afghan partners.

On Thursday, thousands of protesters, some shouting “Long live Islam!” and “Death to America!” staged demonstrations across Afghanistan for a third day. Protesters climbed the walls of a U.S. base in the east, threw stones inside and adorned an outside wall with the Taliban’s trademark white flag.

Let’s get a grip. The President of the United States apologized to a bunch of 7th century tribesmen who are shooting our soldiers because someone accidentally burned their holy book?

Does that make you feel like we are a great power or what?

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Media Accomplice to Pograms Against the Jews of Judea and Samaria

The media are collaborators in the jihad against the Jewish state and the muslim "palestinian" pogroms against the Jewish people. Israel needs to respond to this savagery by building more Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. These brave and proud Jews refuse to submit to islamic supremacist and international demands that they flee their homeland to make way for another islamic terror state. The leftist media especially despises the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria and believes they deserve to be attacked for being religious Jews and daring to live in the Jewish homeland in defiance of islam.

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An Arab teenager smashes the window of Zahava Weiss' car
I recently wrote about the continuing (for about 100 years) Palestinian Arab pogrom against Jews in the land of Israel. They are still doing it:

A teacher was on her way home to the West Bank settlement of Karmei Tzur on Tuesday when she found herself the target of a rock salvo that smashed her windshield.
Zehava Weiss, the driver, came out unscathed from an incident that has become a daily experience for residents in the region. An AFP photographer who was standing nearby captured the instance when a Palestinian boy hurled a boulder at her car.

To me it looks more like a brick. The item continues,

According to the police, which collaborates with the IDF on the issue, 368 Palestinians were arrested in 2011 for throwing stones, and 38 were arrested for hurling Molotov cocktails. Over 100 suspects in similar cases were arrested in January and February of this year.

And these were the ones that got arrested! How many incidents like this one were there when no one was arrested?
Here, courtesy of Yisrael Medad, is a little bit of Weiss’s testimony about the incident. Pay attention to her comments about the photographers:

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Depraved, Corrupt Chavez Uses Antisemitic Attacks Against Opposition

Pro-jihad, Jew-hating, communist vermin hugo chavez is using his state run media to go after his opponent with antisemitic attacks. A tactic used by all vile dictators who want to deflect their suffering people's attention away from their own oppressive, corrupt, failed authoritarian rule, he engages in incitement against Jews and the Jewish state.

HonestReporting:

“Pro-Zionist Rats”: Venezuelan Media Attack Chavez Opposition
February 20, 2012 12:38
by Simon Plosker
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This article has been adapted from an original communique courtesy of ReporteHonesto, HR’s Latin American affiliate.


With elections approaching in Venezuela, opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski – and especially his Jewish background – has become a lightening rod for criticism from state run media and supporters of Hugo Chavez.

Some of it clearly crosses into anti-Semitism.

Here, HR’s Latin American affiliate, ReporteHonesto takes a look at some of the most virulent anti-Israel and anti-Semitic press generated by the appointment of Radonsk as head of the opposition alliance, Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) / the Coalition for Democratic Unity, who will be competing for the Venezuelan presidency on October 7 against Hugo Chavez.

Chavez supporters have launched an unscrupulous campaign to discredit the opposition candidate. One of the main focuses of these attacks concern Capriles parents’ Jewish religion, and Judaism in connection with Zionism and the State of Israel.

Related content: Chavez Media’s Seeds of Anti-Semitism

Among the articles analyzed by ReporteHonesto’s team, none of the writers evaluates MUD’s policy proposals or Capriles’ plans for government. Instead, the articles are filled with unfounded attacks demonizing and discrediting Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel, with expressions such as “pro-Zionist rats”.

Here are some examples.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Harvard Hosting Final Solution Conference

Academic nazis will gather at Harvard for a conference advocating for what amounts to the obliteration of Israel and the genocide of its Jews.

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Harvard’s Academic Pogrom
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Harvard University is a school of rich tradition. And in a few days it will be restoring a great Harvard tradition dating back to the 1930s: the tradition of hosting Nazis and violent anti-Semites on campus seeking the mass murder of Jews.

Harvard is to hold a pseudo-academic conference devoted to calls for Israel’s extermination. This “academic conference” will be little more than a genteel campus pogrom. Misnamed the “One State Solution Conference,” it will definitely not have any discussion of any “One State Solution” under which all of Western “Palestine” remains one single Jewish state, while “Palestinians” unhappy about living there as a political minority move to one of the 22 Arab states. When the conference organizers and speakers talk about a “One State Solution,” what they mean is a Rwanda solution, a final one, to the “Jewish Problem” of the Middle East. They want Israel annihilated and replaced by a “bi-national” state with an Islamist Arab majority in control. And it does not take a great imagination to understand just how Jews will fare under such a “solution.”

Naturally, Harvard is defending this campus atrocity with the usual protestations about academic freedom and freedom of speech. The administrators who justify such open and violent bigotry in the guise of an academic conference are the very same people who never seem to express any objections when campus hooligans disrupt and harass talks by Israeli diplomats and rallies by Jewish students. Harvard administrators would be the first ones in the Ivy League to shut down as “hate speech” any “conference” devoted to proving that black people have lower IQs than others, that called for evicting all illegal Hispanics from the nation, or that promoted the view that homosexuality is a mental disorder.

In any case, a brief review of pedigrees of the participants in this “conference” illustrates just how clearly this is to be nothing more than a Bash-the-Jews campus crusade.

The “star” of the Harvard pogrom will be Ilan Pappe, who is arguably the most thoroughly discredited pseudo-academic on the planet. Pappe is a notorious fabricator, someone who claims proudly that facts and truth are of no importance. “Indeed the struggle is about ideology, not about facts. Who knows what facts are? We try to convince as many people as we can that our interpretation of the facts is the correct one, and we do it because of ideological reasons, not because we are truthseekers,” the French newspaper Le Soir, has cited Pappe as saying.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Why I Am Contemptuous of Europe

Europe needs to stay out of Israel's internal affairs. Why no 'great concern' for the lives of Israelis threatened by the likes of khader adnan? In the first place who cares if a terrorist starves himself. In the second place, where do the Europeans get off dictating to Israel their counterterror measures? It is not the lives of Europe's citizens who will be at risk should Israel drop any security measures which don't meet with the approval of the EU. European officials are always so willing to sacrifice the lives of Israelis in the name of their hypocritical and phony high-minded ideals. For a continent with so many of its own problems, from economic to social, Europe remains obsessed with meddling in Israel's business. And it always takes the side of the Jew-killers over Israel.


Israel Hayom:


Europe to Israel: Save Adnan’s life

Khader Adnan has waged a so-far 63-day hunger strike against his administrative detention, a measure used by Israel to hold suspects without trial or formal charges to guard against immediate security threats • EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says the EU is following Adnan’s case with “great concern.”

Daniel Siryoti, Eli Leon and The Associated Press


Khader Adnan. |Photo credit: AFP

Khader Adnan. |Photo credit: AFP


A Palestinian who has been on a hunger strike for an unprecedented 63 days has appealed to Israel’s Supreme Court, demanding to be released from months-long detention without trial, his lawyer said Saturday.


Khader Adnan is fighting against Israel’s imposition of “administrative detention,” a measure used to hold detainees for months or even years without trial or formal charges. Israeli officials say they use the measure to guard against immediate threats to the country’s security.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #348 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at To Kiss a Mezuzah.

White House in an All-Out Effort to Stop Israel from Preempting Iran

The Obama regime is going all out to stop Israel from launching a preemptive strike on Iran. It's too bad they aren't as tenacious in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. This also is meant to incite hostility towards Israel from the American people and set up Israel to be blamed should Iran retaliate against us. This with the collusion of pro-jihad, Israel-hating CNN and Fareed Zakaria who have no problem with Iran repeatedly threatening to wipe out Israel.

Fortunately polls show the majority of Americans are actually in favor of using military force to stop Iran from getting nukes.

Israel Hayom:

Attacking Iran wouldn't 'achieve Israel’s long-term objectives’

U.S. Army chief Gen. Martin Dempsey calls an Israeli strike to forestall Iran’s nuclear program “not prudent” and “destabilizing” • U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon in Israel, to discuss Iran with Prime Minister Netanyahu • Defense MInister Barak calls for “crippling” sanctions against Tehran.

Boaz Bismuth, Yoni Hirsch and News Agencies


U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey says “We are of the opinion that Iran is a rational actor.” |Photo credit: AFP

U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey says “We are of the opinion that Iran is a rational actor.” |Photo credit: AFP


U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon arrived in Israel over the weekend and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening to discuss Iran, Syria and other regional security issues. The meeting comes on the heels of remarks by U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, who said a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities was “not prudent” at the moment and would destabilize the region.

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Israel Annihilation Week is Coming

The 8th annual event calling for the obliteration of Israel on college campuses is about to take place. This abomination comes at a time when Syrian dictator assad is slaughtering his own people. The Coptic Christians in Egypt are being persecuted, their churches burned and property confiscated. Christians, Hindus and Buddhist living under islamic rule are being terrorized and murdered. Iran is threatening genocide against the Jews. All of this is taking place to the indifference of the degenerate Jew-haters sponsoring this heinous annual event. This event is the personification of evil.

Israpundit:

Apartheid Week is fast approaching
ANTI-SEMITISM: COMING SOON TO A CAMPUS NEAR YOU

Award Winning Documentary Exposes Anti-Israel Incitement Heading for US Campuses This Month

(NEW YORK – February 16, 2012) JerusalemOnlineU.com’s ‘STEP UP FOR ISRAEL’ initiative is countering the activities designed to vilify Israel on college campuses during the 8th annual “Israel Apartheid Week” (Feb. 27-March 3) with an educational campaign to strengthen parents’ and students’ support for Israel. As part of this effort, Crossing the Line: The Intifada Comes to Campus, a powerful, award-winning film, will be available free for a limited time at http://www.stepupforisrael.com/ctl/.

“Israel Apartheid Week” is a well-organized political assault designed to delegitimize and demonize Israel by falsely portraying it as an apartheid state and applying double standards of moral conduct. During this week, events will be held on dozens of college campuses and in cities around the world in an attempt to build support for the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Crossing the Line details shocking hate-filled acts by Apartheid Week activists and identifies actions and resources students can utilize to counter these disturbing anti-Semitic activities.

“Parents assume the universities they send their children to, provide enlightened educational environments that promote honest and open debate,” says Amy Holtz, President of JerusalemOnlineU.com. “Yet students are often confronted with a biased one-sided and hateful perspective on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.”
STEP UP FOR ISRAEL is an international, grassroots campaign that connects individuals and communities to Israel by providing a strong foundation in Israel education and activist opportunities. The campaign is chaired by Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz and former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Dore Gold.

“Parents and students alike must first recognize and understand the nature of this disturbing anti-Israel trend, if we are to strengthen our resolve and ‘Step Up for Israel.’ “We urge individuals, schools, synagogues and communities to watch Crossing the Line, and to engage in the Israel educational initiatives offered by StepUpForIsrael.com.” Holtz added:

“Films like Crossing the Line play a critical role in the information process by spotlighting basic truths about the Arab-Israeli conflict that are often ignored,” says Professor Dershowitz. “When students hear false allegations of apartheid or human rights disasters that don’t exist, they will now have the resources to respond in an informed and effective manner.”

“Propaganda against Israel and its right to exist as a sovereign Jewish state has become the norm on many college campuses, not the exception,” says Eric Schorr from Columbia University and President of LionPAC. “If students don’t have the resources to defend against such hateful rhetoric before they first arrive on campus, the battle for the truth is extremely difficult to win.”

“When applying to schools and choosing a university, the farthest thing from my mind was the idea that I’d constantly have to be on the defensive to stand up for my beliefs and values, Israel among them,” said Barbara Efraim, a UCLA senior. “It’s frustrating to have to sit through class and watch videos calling Israel an apartheid state. JerusalemOnlineU.com has provided me with the information I need to better educate myself and counter the propaganda presented in the classroom.”

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STEP UP FOR ISRAEL is an initiative of JersualemOnlineU.com, an innovative, film-based education portal committed to teaching and inspiring people of all ages about Judaism and Israel. Crossing the Line won an award from the Hudson Institute Film Festival in 2010. CONTACT US FOR A PHONE OR EMAIL INTERVIEW WITH JERUSALEMONLINEU.COM PRESIDENT AMY HOLTZ.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood Lobby

We have a subversive administration in the White House undermining American interests and advancing the global jihad. This column starkly reveals who really wields power in Washington to advance its nefarious aims. It certainly is not the Israel/Jewish lobby, contrary to popular perception, a myth fed by the likes of Jew-hating skunks such as walt and mearsheimer to incite hostility towards Jews and weaken the American people's support for Israel. The myth of an omnipotent Jewish/Israel lobby leading the US government by the nose is created for the purpose of distracting public attention from the real insidious jihad/muslim brotherhood forces directing our foreign policy. Their money and power to shape American Mideast policies dwarf that of AIPAC.


Israpundit:




The State Dept has embraced the Islamist Agenda at home and abroad
What this means is that the Obama administration has made a strategic decision to join forces with the Islamists rather than fight them. This policy has serious implications for America at home and abroad. It also has serious implications for Israel. It means that America will restrain Israel from besting the Islamists and will favour the Islamists over Israel. It is no accident that the Islamists are now in power in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt or that the The US has fully embraced Islamist Erdogan of Turkey and is supporting the advent of the MB in Syria. Nothing could be more ominous. Ted Belman

A note from Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson:

Please take the time to read this very important story written by a courageous Egyptian liberal intellectual about the Islamist and Muslim Brotherhood lobbies in Washington and the Obama Administration’s secret collaboration with these pro-terrorist, anti-Western, anti-women, anti-American and anti-Semitic organizations. This is one of the most important articles I have read in years.

It was just revealed two days ago that FBI Director Mueller secretly met on February 8 at FBI headquarters with a coalition of groups including various Islamist and militant Arabic groups who in the past have defended Hamas and Hizballah and have also issued blatantly anti-Semitic statements. At this meeting, the FBI revealed that it had removed more than 1000 presentations and curricula on Islam from FBI offices around the country that was deemed “offensive.” The FBI did not reveal what criteria was used to determine why material was considered “offensive” but knowledgeable law enforcement sources have told the IPT that it was these radical groups who made that determination. Moreover, numerous FBI agents have confirmed that from now on, FBI headquarters has banned all FBI offices from inviting any counter-terrorist specialists who are considered “anti-Islam” by Muslim Brotherhood front groups.

The February 8 FBI meeting was the culmination of a series of unpublicized directives issued in the last three months by top FBI officials to all its field offices to immediately recall and withdraw any presentation or curricula on Islam throughout the entire FBI. In fact, according to informed sources and undisclosed documents, the FBI directive was instigated by radical Muslim groups in the US who had repeatedly met with top officials of the Obama Administration to complain, among other things, that the mere usage of the term of “radical Islam” in FBI curricula was “offensive” and ‘racist.” And thus, directives went out by Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Mueller to censor all such material. Included in the material destroyed or removed by the FBI and the DOJ were power-points and articles that defined jihad as “holy war” or presentations that portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood as an organization bent on taking over the world—a major tenant that the Muslim Brotherhood has publicly stated for decades.

During the next several months, the IPT will be releasing a series of major investigative reports revealing the secret infiltration by and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations by the Obama administration that has spread to the National Security Council, the Dept of Justice, the FBI, the Dept of Homeland Security, the CIA and the State Department as well as local law enforcement.



Islamist Lobbies’ Washington War on Arab and Muslim Liberals
by Essam Abdallah
The Cutting Edge News

The most dramatic oppression of the region’s civil societies and the Arab Spring is not by means of weapons, or in the Middle East. It is not led by Gaddafi, Mubarak, Bin Ali, Saleh, or Assad. It is led by the powerful Islamist lobbies in Washington DC. People may find my words curious if not provocative. But my arguments are sharp and well understood by many Arab and middle eastern liberals and freedom fighters. Indeed, we in the region, who are struggling for real democracy, not for the one time election type of democracy have been asking ourselves since January 2011 as the winds of Arab spring started blowing, why isn’t the West in general and the United States Administration in particular clearly and forcefully supporting our civil societies and particularly the secular democrats of the region? Why were the bureaucracies in Washington and in Brussels partnering with Islamists in the region and not with their natural allies the democracy promoting political forces?

Months into the Arab Spring, we realized that the Western powers, and the Obama Administration have put their support behind the new authoritarians, those who are claiming they will be brought to power via the votes of the people. Well, it is not quite so.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Nahda of Tunisia, the Justice Party of Morocco and the Islamist militias in Libya’s Transitional National Council have been systematically supported by Washington at the expense of real liberal and secular forces. We saw day by day how the White House guided carefully the statements and the actions of the US and the State Department followed through to give all the chances to the Islamists and almost no chances to the secular and revolutionary youth. We will come back to detail these diplomatic and financial maneuvers which are giving victory to the fundamentalists while the seculars and progressives are going to be smashed by the forthcoming regimes.

In the US, there are interests that determine foreign policy. And there are lobbies that put pressure to get their objectives met in foreign policy. One of the most powerful lobbies in America under the Obama Administration is the Muslim Brotherhood greater lobby, which has been in action for many years. This lobby has secured many operatives inside the Administration and has been successful in directing US policy towards the Arab world. Among leading advisors sympathetic to the Ikhwan is Daliah Mogahed (Mujahid) and her associate, Georgetown Professor John Esposito. Just as shocking, there is also a pro-Iranian lobby that has been influencing US policy towards Iran and Hezbollah in the region.

One of the most important activities of the Islamist lobby in the US is the waging of political and media wars on the liberal Arabs and Middle Eastern figures and groups in America. This battlefield is among the most important in influencing Washington’s policies in the Arab world. If you strike at the liberal and democratic Middle Eastern groups in Washington who are trying to gain support for civil societies in the region, you actually win a major battle. You will be able to influence the resources of the US Government to support the Islamists in the Middle East and not the weak democrats. This huge war waged by the Islamist lobbies in America started at the end of the Cold war and continued all the way till the Arab spring. The two main forces of this lobby are the Muslim Brotherhood fronts and the Iranian fronts. According to research available in the US, the Ikhwan fronts such as CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), led by Hamas supporter Nihad Awad, as well as the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Islamic Society of North America, and others waged their political war to block the representatives of Arab liberals and Muslim moderates from making their case to the American public. The Iranian lobby, exemplified by the National Iranian American Committee (NIAC), led by Trita Parsi, has been hitting at Iranian exiles. Continue reading

Friday, February 17, 2012

Israeli Doctor Vindicated, Al Dura Father Lied

This kid was supposedly shot by the IDF but not a drop of blood is visible. Yet the Jew-hating international media accepted this story at face value. Big media are no longer legitimate news organizations, but have become propaganda arms of the jihad against Israel, America and western civilization.

Atlas:

Giant Muslim Lie Debunked: French Supreme Court Acquits Israeli Doctor in Intifada case, Al Dura Lied
The giant Muslim lie, Al Dura, which set off the second intifada, has been debunked repeatedly. The persistent nature of the Jewish blood libel was advanced not by Islamic supremacists (notorious for their vile Jew-hatred), but by Jew-haters in the media, specifically France 2. Photo right: Postage stamp depicting the Al-dura blood libel.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Political Correctness Damaging FBI Counterterror Efforts

Those entrusted with safeguarding America and protecting American citizens have been deeply compromised and paralyzed by political correctness and muslim brotherhood affiliated pressure groups. What the critics of the FBI’s counterterrorism training call “bigoted”, ” unfair stereotyping”, “insensitive” etc. are necessary, legitimate and responsible profiling measures to counter a grave and imminent national security threat coming exclusively from islamic sources. Pam Geller has warned us that muslim brotherhood fronts have infiltrated the highest levels of government. This includes the GOP through the efforts of Grover Norquist.

Israpundit:

FBI Purges Hundreds of Terrorism Documents in Islamophobia Probe
With help from at least two Muslim Brotherhood affiliates – MPAC and the Arab-American Institute, the FBI purges documents and presentations of “unfavorable” representations of Muslims. Unconscionable! - J.L.>

An internal FBI investigation into its counterterrorism training has purged hundreds of bureau documents of instructional material about Muslims, some of which characterized them as prone to violence or terrorism.

The bureau disclosed initial findings from its months-long review during a meeting at FBI headquarters on Wednesday with several Arab and Muslim advocacy groups, attended by Director Robert Mueller. So far, the inquiry has uncovered and purged over 700 pages of documentation from approximately 300 presentations given to agents since 9/11 — some of which were similar to briefings published by Danger Room last year describing “mainstream” Muslims as “violent.” And more disclosures may be forthcoming, as the FBI continues its inquiry and responds to Freedom of Information Act requests for the documents themselves.

FBI spokesman Christopher Allen confirms to Danger Room that the bureau found some of the documents to be objectionable because they were inaccurate or over-broad, others because they were offensive. Allen explains that the documents represent “less than 1 percent” of over 160,000 documents reviewed by the inquiry, which was prompted by a Danger Room investigation in September. The FBI purged documents according to four criteria: “factual errors”; “poor taste”; employment of “stereotypes” about Arabs or Muslims; or presenting information that “lacked precision.”

Danger Room uncovered several such documents in the fall, including some instructing FBI counterterrorism agents that “mainstream” Muslims sympathized with terrorists; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult” leader; and that the more “devout” a Muslim was, the more likely he would be to commit a violent act. Some documents even purported to graph the correlation. The FBI initially said the instruction occurred “one time only.” But when Danger Room uncovered additional anti-Islam materials — in briefings that compared Islam to the Death Star; in books on the shelves of the FBI training library at Quantico; and in pages hosted on internal FBI websites — the bureau began an extensive internal review.

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The BDS Movement is an Annihilationist Movement

Where are the churches regarding the persecution and murders of Christians in muslim-majority countries? Where are the calls for boycotts of those countries? Why is the Methodist church boycotting Israel instead? How is it that one can identify themselves as a Christian yet support something so evil as the obliteration of Israel?

YNet:

Seeking Israel’s destruction


Op-ed: Anti-Israel BDS campaign hides its ultimate goal of eliminating the entire Jewish State

Giulio Meotti Published: 02.15.12, 00:11 / Israel Opinion



The annual Israeli Apartheid Week, dubbed “anti-Semitic hatefest” by Canadian author Howard Rotberg, is approaching again. As every year the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign will play a key part in this eighth edition.



A large conference of the BDS was just held in Bologna, Italy. The forum selected three areas on which to concentrate efforts in 2012: Israel’s arms industry, pharmaceuticals industry and tourism.

Ynetnews Special

Is BDS campaign working? / Giulio Meotti

Ynetnews special: Anti-Israel boycotters increasingly successful in strangling economy of Jewish state: More than 20 organizations in Europe in 13 countries endorse boycott of Agrexco, Israel’s leading flower exporter



The choice of companies to boycott reveals BDS’ extremism and hatred for the very existence of Israel within any borders. The targets are the Jewish people and nation, not merely the communities of Judea and Samaria. Indeed, BDS is boycotting companies that just say “Made in Israel.”

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Latest Charge From Crackpot Israel-Haters

Nuts! The Israel-haters are unhinged. There is no accusation against Israel too outrageous for them to make in order to advance their annihilationist agenda. Now the charge is that Israel is killing its own diplomats to have an excuse to attack Iran. As if Israel would need such an excuse. Iran developing nuclear weapons and threatening to wipe out Israel is enough justification for a preemptive strike.

Honest Reporting:

Aussie Radio: Israel May Be Trying to Kill Own Diplomats
February 15, 2012 15:31
by Simon Plosker
[Translate]
In an interview on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “The World Today” radio program, guest pundit Geneive Abdo is asked by host Eleanor Hall who is responsible for this week’s terror attacks on Israeli embassies:

ELEANOR HALL: Iran’s leadership says it’s sheer lies that it’s behind the attacks and that the Israelis have planted the bombs themselves to discredit Iran?

GENEIVE ABDO: Well I think that’s entirely possible. I mean, if you consider what the Israelis did for many years in Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East, that theory is not so farfetched.

ELEANOR HALL: Although there is an argument that the attacks were similar in style to the bomb attacks on the Iranians scientists and that, therefore, that was a message of retaliation to Israel?

GENEIVE ABDO: Well, you know, there are many theories. I mean theory one is that the Iranians did it in retaliation for attacks on their own nuclear scientists. Theory two is that the Israelis have carried out this attack as a pretext to attack Iran. I mean the Israelis are seriously considering now launching a war against Iran. So that also has to be taken as a possible motivation for these assassinations.

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Human Rights Groups Are Frauds

Human Rights Watch has completely diverged from its initial purpose to become an apologist and enabler for the greatest human rights violators in the world today. It looks the other way as women in muslim countries are being viciously brutalized along with non-muslims. There is no longer even a pretense on the part of the organized left that it actually cares about human rights. They are fully and openly collaborating with the global jihad to destroy America, Israel and western civilization as a whole.

Israpundit:

Whatever happened to Human Rights? By Nick Cohen, Spectator

Human rights campaigners need to follow a self-denying ordinance if they are not to become enemies of the values they espouse. Like a civil servant or judge, they must leave their passions at the office door, and oppose the oppressive, whoever they are and whatever the consequences. It is easy for me to say that, but the record of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International tells you that it is hard for them to do so. To their politically committed workers impartiality can feel a thin and bloodless doctrine. It requires them to criticise people they regard as friends and provide inadvertent comfort to enemies.

The effort required in maintaining universal principles is too much for them, and explains why human rights organisations have gone off the rails. If you need convincing, look at the introduction to the Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2012 by Kenneth Roth, its ‘Executive Director’. is grandiose title is warning enough. It suggests that Roth sees himself more as a corporate leader than a liberal campaigner. The Executive Director’s analysis of the Middle East does nothing to dispel that suspicion.

Human Rights Watch’s main concern is opposing western governments. Fair enough, there is much to oppose, particularly in their policies on the Middle East. But the danger is that liberals start believing that their enemy’s enemy is their friend, and embrace Islamists, who are anything but liberal. You could write a book about why the liberal-left has become the excuser and indulger of reactionaries. In fact, I have written a book about it.

The point to bear in mind is that wealthy westerners, who call themselves liberals and feminists, have become the least reliable defenders of liberals and feminists from the poor world, who need their support. Nowhere more so than in the Middle East.

‘The international community must come to terms with political Islam when it represents a majority preference,’ the Executive Director intones as he gives his views on the Arab Spring. Roth is leading a human rights organisation, but he talks as if he is a foreign minister or president setting strategic objectives. It does not occur to him that it is not his business to instruct the ‘international community’ on whom or what it must come to terms with. His business is to stick to the hard and necessary task of monitoring and condemning all those who abuse the rights of others without fear or favour. The pitfalls of pomposity are so obvious, Roth should not need me to point them out. For how can Human Rights Watch monitor and condemn political Islam when its executive director is issuing manifestos from his boardroom telling the international community to accept it?

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Obama Cannot Be Trusted

Exactly what I said would happen if Israel informs Obama of its plan to attack Iran that the administration would tip Iran off. Informing the Obama administration would be catastrophic.

Israpundit:

Obama Administration Steps Up Pressure On Israel One Jerusalem

On June 8, 1968, the United States naval vessel Liberty was accidentally attacked by Israel. The incident could easily have spiraled into an unpleasant confrontation between Israel and the United States. After all, American lives had been lost.

But, Lyndon Johnson, President of the United States, made sure that the incident did not cause a rift between America and its ally Israel. Johnson knew that attack on the Liberty was a mistake and not an act of war.

Compare Johnson’s tempered response to the current tensions being inflamed in a seemingly deliberate campaign to paint Israel into a corner. After three years of a failed policy centered on talking to the madmen in Tehran, the Obama Administration is expending most of its energy on deterring any military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. In an unprecedented move, Secretary of Defense Panetta told the world that if Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear labs it will take place in the Spring.

What kind of ally gives out sensitive military secrets to Iran? Congressman Peter King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, told the media that the Administration’s public pronouncements are out of place and wrong.

Former Ambassador and Undersecretary of State John Bolton is predicting that if the Obama Administration feels Israel will take military action, it will make public Israel’s plan of battle. In other words give Iran a leg up in defending itself.

The relationship between the current United States Administration and Israel is going from bad to worse.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Iran Targets Israel Abroad

This kind of moral equivalence is what makes big media so evil. They do not get
it that because Iran threatens Israel with nuclear annihilation, therefore Israel is
justified in targeting the scientists who are developing Iran's nuclear program.
The media is practically saying that Israel is deserving of Iranian 'payback'
and that these are morally equivalent acts.

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In a strike virtually identical to attacks on Iranian nuclear scientists, U.S. sources say a passing motorcyclist attached what appeared to be a shaped charge to an Israeli diplomatic vehicle in New Delhi, India. The driver and the wife of Israel's deputy defense ministry representative to India were wounded, as were two people in a nearby car.

Television footage showed flames pouring from a minivan with its back door blown out. The attack took place at 4 p.m. on Race Track Road, close to the Israeli Embassy.

A single source confirms that a failed attack against an Israeli car in Tblisi, Georgia used a similar method, but the bomb did not detonate. A worker at the embassy alerted local police after seeing a black plastic bag attached to the bottom of the Israeli envoy's car. The bag held a hand grenade.

No attackers have been identified in either incident. An unconfirmed report says that a third Israeli facility in Amsterdam may also have been targeted.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly pointed the finger at Iran for the twin attacks in Georgia and India. Both attacks come one day after the fourth anniversary of the assassination of a top Hezbollah leader.

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The Jihad Against Coptic Christians in Egypt

When will there be a UN resolution, an anti-apartheid and a BDS movement on college campuses against Egypt regarding the forcible evictions, displacements, confiscation of property and the denial of religious and human rights of the Coptic Christians? Instead these lefist, jihad-enabling annihilationist skunks prefer to invent “crimes” by the Israelis while ignoring real victims suffering from real atrocities under islamic rule.

Israpundit:

Muslims are persecuting Copts in Egypt again.
By Mary Abdelmassih

(AINA) — National and international rights groups have consistently criticized the recourse to the so-called “reconciliation meetings” — dubbed “Bedouin sittings” — that take place between Copts and Muslim assailant after every attack on Copts. The meetings are conducted under the auspices of state security. Last week a series of meetings were held by radical Muslims to decide on the fate of the Copts in a village in Alexandria, and Muslims insisted that the whole Coptic population of 62 families must be deported because of an unsubstantiated accusation levied against one Coptic man.

Copts in the village of Kobry-el-Sharbat (El-Ameriya), Alexandria, were attacked on January 27 by a mob of 3000 Muslims led by Salafi leaders, who looted and torched homes and shops belonging to Copts. The violence was prompted by allegations made by a Muslim barber named Toemah that a 34-year-old Coptic tailor, Mourad Samy Guirgis, had on his mobile phone illicit photos of a Muslim woman. Mourad denied the accusation and surrendered to the police for fear for his life. Muslims looted and torched his workshop and home after he surrendered to the police, and his entire family, including his parents and his married brother Romany, were evicted from the village. He is still in police detention. (AINA 1-28-2012).

Three “reconciliation meetings” were held at the El-Ameriya village police headquarters. They were attended by Salafi and Muslim Brotherhood representatives from neighboring villages, as well as church representative. Muslims demanded the eviction of all Coptic inhabitants from the village because “Muslim honour had been damaged.”

Many believe that the mobile phone story was fabricated as an excuse to start violence against the Copts. According to the police, the woman in question denied the story and no photos were found on Mourad’s mobile phone, according to Ihab Aziz, a Coptic-American activist who is presently in Egypt.

During the first reconciliation meeting it was agreed that only Copts who were directly involved with the Mourad incident would be evicted, and the church demanded compensation of two million pounds for the innocent Copts whose homes and businesses were torched on January 27. Muslims, especially Salafis from the neighboring villages, refused any kind of compensation and insisted on the eviction of all Copts.

On January 30 a Muslim mob attacked Copts in Kobry-el-Sharbat for the second time, and torched three Coptic homes in the presence of the security forces, “which took the role of an onlooker and made no effort to stop the violence,” according to Joseph Malak, lawyer for the Coptic church in Alexandria. “This proves that the assailants were not afraid of the security forces or the law.”

Muslim representatives demanded the eviction of the wealthy Coptic merchant Abeskhayroun Soliman, together with his four married sons and their families, accusing them of causing sedition by shooting in the air when Muslims broke into and torched their home while the family was inside. “No one was wounded due to the alleged shootings, which the family says never took place. The police authorities issued an arrest warrant for two of the Soliman sons,” said Ihab Aziz.

The Solimans have been in hiding with a Muslim family which saved them from their burning homes, and is presently giving them protection. Muslims threatened that if eight Coptic families were not evicted by February 3rd, all remaining 54 Coptic families in the village would be subjected to violence after Friday prayers. They called it “Friday of Eviction” and “Friday of Clean-up.”

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #347 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Esser Agaroth.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Inciting Against AIPAC, Israel and Jews

The revolting kapo MJ Rosenberg is clearly trying to push the “Jewish control of the U.S. government” narrative that fellow kapos tom friedman and joe klein along with antisemites walt and mearsheimer have been pushing. We are supposed to believe that members of Congress only support Israel because of the omnipotent Jewish lobby forcing them to. Otherwise they would not. As though there isn’t any moral or national security reason for America’s support of Israel. Yet as I have said before, it is the arab-muslim lobby, with billions in petro dollars, that truly has the power to control our government’s policies in the Mideast in a negative way. Support for Israel should be a given, it needs no lobby, it is simply the morally right thing to do. On the other hand, why would we be allied with islamic dictatorships and terror states? Why would we have fought multiple wars on behalf of muslims in the last twenty years, including bombing the Christian Serbs? Why would a fake nationality referred to as the "palestinians" be able to invert history and falsely claim that the Jewish homeland belongs to them and that the Jews are the colonialist occupiers who perpetrated ethnic cleansing against the Arabs, when in fact the Jews are the victims of ethnic cleansing and occupation of their homeland by the Arabs? How to explain the western acceptance of such blatant lies, blood libels and historical revisionism against the Jewish state were it not for the sinister stranglehold the Arab-muslim lobby fueled by petro-dollars has on our and other western governments? The Israel lobby doesn't remotely have that kind of power. I wish that AIPAC really was as "right wing" as its detractors claim it to be. But AIPAC supports a "palestinian" state.

Israpundit:

MJ Rosenberg smears AIPAC and Bibi
A LOOK INSIDE WASHINGTON BY A DEVOUT JEWISH LEFTIST.
Counterpoint: Now is the time for a determined course of action on Iran by JINSA


Will AIPAC and Bibi get their war?

by MJ Rosenberg, Foreign Policy Matters

These are strange times for those of us who follow the debate about a possible war with Iran. It is clear that the Israeli government and its neoconservative camp followers here in the United States are increasing pressure on President Obama to either attack Iran or let Israel do it (in which case we would be forced to join in). But the idea of another war in the Middle East is so outlandish that it seems inconceivable it could actually occur.

Still, the conventional wisdom holds that it can, because this is an election year and the assumption is that no one will say no to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

War enthusiasm will rise to a fever pitch by March, when AIPAC holds its annual policy conference. Netanyahu will, if the past is any indication, bring the crowd of 10,000 to its feet by depicting Iran as the new Nazi Germany and by coming very close to stating that only war can stop these new Nazis. Other speakers will say the same. The few who mention the idea of diplomacy will be met with stony silence.

From the convention center, 10,000 delegates will be dispatched to Capitol Hill with two or three “asks” for Members of Congress. One will, no doubt, be that “containment” of a nuclearized Iran be ruled off the table (leaving war as the only remaining option should Iran get the bomb). Another will likely be that the U.S. stop all dealings with the Palestinian Authority should Hamas and Fatah permanently reconcile. A third could apply either to Iran or Palestine and will inevitably demand fealty to whatever Netanyahu’s policy of the moment happens to be. I’ve sat in on those meetings where the AIPAC “asks” are developed, and it was always clear that the substance didn’t matter all that much.

The goal of the “asks” is ensuring that Congress follow the script. Invariably at least one of these AIPAC goals will be put into legislative language and quickly pass both chambers of Congress. In fact, usually the “ask” is already in legislative form, so that the AIPAC citizen lobbyists can simply demand that their legislators sign on as co-sponsors (if they haven’t already done so). Once the AIPAC bill has the requisite number of co-sponsors, the House and Senate leadership brings it to the floor where it passes with few dissenters.

All hell breaks loose if a member of Congress objects.

One Member of Congress has actually described what happened when she voted no on an AIPAC “ask.” Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) refused to support a bill (opposed by the State Department) that would have essentially banned all U.S. contacts with Palestinians. AIPAC was not pleased with her recalcitrance.

In a letter to AIPAC executive director, Howard Kohr, McCollum described what happened next. In short, she was threatened by an AIPAC official from her district, called a terrorist supporter and warned that her behavior “would not be tolerated.” In response, McCollum told AIPAC not to come near her office again until it apologized.

McCollum was not, of course, the only legislator threatened that way. She is, however, the only one in memory who went public.

As one who worked on Capitol Hill for 20 years, I know that many, if not most, legislators who vote with AIPAC complain about its strong-arm tactics — but only in private. In fact, some of the most zealous defenders of Netanyahu and faithful devotees of the lobby complain most of all. Among staff, AIPAC’s arrival in their offices during the conference is a source of dread. Hill staff, much like legislators themselves, like to think they are perhaps a little important. AIPAC eliminates that illusion. Although AIPAC calls its requests “asks,” they are, in fact, “tells” — and “no” is not a permissible response. (Staffers who like AIPAC, and there are a few, tend to work with it hand-in-glove, which is how AIPAC invariably knows what is going on even before the elected representatives do.)

Despite all this, I do not think that either Netanyahu or his lobby are all that eager to go to war. After all, Israel’s intelligence community opposes it for a host of reasons starting with the fact that it would not eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. There is also the fear that Iran’s Hezbollah allies in Lebanon, on Israel’s northern border, have tens of thousands of missiles that they can let fly if Iran is attacked. Above all is the understanding that no one knows if an attack would make Israel safer or threaten its very existence.

So here’s a theory: Netanyahu and his camp followers here do not really want a war now. They just want it understood that they can dictate whether there is one or not. And when. In other words, they want to show who is boss (it’s not like we don’t know).

As for Obama, he may just be playing along with Netanyahu and AIPAC because he understands their strategy. Perhaps he knows that it isn’t war they want but the illusion of control.

Only, it’s not an illusion. And it certainly won’t be if Netanyahu gets the president he wants in November — a Republican who will fight the war Netanyahu wants but isn’t eager to fight himself. Surely Mitt or Rick or Newt will do it for him.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Stealing Jewish Land

It wasn’t enough for the Europeans to drive Jews out of Europe. Seven decades after the holocaust, it is collaborating with the islamic world to expel the Jews from their own homeland. Europe’s treachery against the Jews knows no bounds.

Via Israpundit:

PA Funds Land Grab in Samaria Palestinian Authority-controlled Shechem is allocating 300 tractors to plow and claim land near Jewish communities in Samaria.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, INN

Palestinian Authority-controlled Shechem is allocating 300 tractors to plow and claim land in 25 locations near Jewish communities in Samaria, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

Shechem governor Jibreel al-Bakri said that helping Arab farmers to cultivate the land is an unprecedented action. The PA will provide farmers with fuel for their tractors.

The lands include areas the Israeli Defense Forces has declared to be closed military zones, al-Bakri added. “We decided to reach these lands…without any exceptions” and every acre will be plowed, he added.

The Palestinian Authority in the past decade has taken over thousands of acres of land that is not under any private ownership but which Israel has in effect surrendered by not acting against Arab and international leftist groups who routinely take over farmland that either lay fallow or had been farmed by Jews.

The “benign neglect” policy of Israel has allowed the Palestinian Authority, funded in large part by the European Union, to become a dominant presence in areas of Jewish settlement.

European funds are used to pay Arabs to live in new and unregulated communities, many of which begin with only one house and quickly expand into an entire neighborhood.

The new Palestinian Authority effort continues a trend blocking against any pioneering efforts by Jews in Judea and Samaria.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hostile Environment for Jews at UCSC

The arab-muslims are the colonialist occupiers who seek to ethnically cleanse the indigenous Jewish population from Israel and replace it with a muslim-only sharia state. The leftist nazis at UCSC must lie, invert history and current reality, and blood libel the Jewish state in order to hide their evil agenda of collaborating with jihadists to perpetrate another Jewish genocide.

Via Israpundit:

Why I Filed Title VI Complaint By Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, Forward Forum

Mark Yudof, president of the University of California, claims that two federal complaints against his university, alleging a hostile environment for Jewish students, are without merit. While expressing general support for the recent extension of the provisions of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include Jewish students, Yudof does not believe that the situation on UC campuses rises to the standards of the federal statute. He recently told the Forward: “I think it is about people engaged in abhorrent speech on our campuses. But I am skeptical at the end of the day that with those two instances we will be found to be in violation of Title VI.”

As a lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of a Title VI complaint filed on behalf of Jewish students at my university, which has been under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education since March 2011, I strongly disagree with Yudof’s assessment.

Although he implies that the primary target of my complaint is “abhorrent speech” on campus, this is simply not so. Rather, my complaint focuses on university faculty and administrators who have regularly and egregiously abused their positions as employees of a public university and violated the tenets of their profession to promote their own virulently anti-Israel political agenda, which in turn has had deleterious effects on many Jewish students.

Consider the following examples included in my complaint:

1) A conference titled “Alternative Histories Within and Beyond Zionism” took place at UCSC, sponsored by eight departments. Four professors and one graduate student, none of them scholars of Israel or the Middle East, though all of them self-proclaimed anti-Zionists and anti-Israel activists, delivered papers demonizing the Jewish state, denigrating its founding ideology and promoting efforts to harm Israel, such as divestment campaigns. The five talks were replete with lies, distortions and gross misrepresentations of the facts, including claims that Zionism is racism; Israel is an apartheid state; Israel commits heinous crimes against humanity, including genocide and ethnic cleansing; Israel’s behavior is comparable to Nazi Germany, and Jews exaggerate the Holocaust as a tool of Zionist propaganda. All five speakers agreed that Israel should be dismantled as a Jewish state.

2) A UCSC community studies class designed to train social activists was taught by a professor who described herself in her online syllabus as an active participant in the “campaign against the Apartheid Wall being built in Palestine” and used her class website to encourage students to protest Israel’s “destructive actions“ outside the Israeli consulate in San Francisco. The professor’s course readings, chosen to incite hatred of the Jewish state, contained unreferenced statements such as the following:

“Israeli massacres are often accompanied by sexual assault, particularly of pregnant women as a symbolic way of uprooting the children from the mother, or the Palestinian from the land.”

“We define Zionism as a settler-colonial political movement that seeks to ethnically cleanse historical Palestine of the indigenous population and populate it as a Jewish-only state.”

These examples and many others found in the complaint contain language that clearly meets the working definition of anti-Semitism adopted by the U.S. Department of State, including rhetoric that denies the Jewish people their right to self-determination (such as by claiming that Zionism is racism); that applies a double standard to Israel’s behavior not applied to any (for example, blood libel); that compares Israeli policy to that of the Nazis, and that accuses the Jewish people and the State of Israel of exaggerating the Holocaust.

As a result of their experiences with such university-sponsored, anti-Semitic expression, Jewish students at my university have expressed feeling emotionally and intellectually harassed and intimidated by their professors, isolated from their fellow students and unfairly treated by administrators. Some have even reported leaving the university, dropping classes, changing fields of study and hiding symbols of their Jewishness.

Ultimately it is up to the federal government — not Yudof — to determine whether there has been a violation of federal law at UCSC, and it is important to point out that the DOE would never have initiated an investigation of my complaint had it been deemed frivolous or lacking in merit.

If Yudof truly valued the protections that Jewish students have recently been afforded under Title VI, he would not pass premature judgment on my complaint. Rather, he would simply welcome the federal investigation of a UC campus and the opportunity it could provide for understanding and addressing the serious problem of anti-Jewish bigotry.

Tammi Rossman-Benjamin is a lecturer in Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

NY Slimes Enables Iranian Regime

The jihadist regime in Tehran vows a Jewish genocide and the NY Slimes doesn't bother to mention it. That the loathsome NY slimes would cover for monsters who threaten to annihilate the Jews is in keeping with the paper's sordid history of refusing to report about the holocaust. This in effect makes the slimes enablers of the most monstrous evil.

Iran Threatens Israel With Destruction, But the New York Times Doesn't Hear ItBy Jonathan Tobin





Is selective reporting in the 'paper of record' an accident --- or significantly worse?

Friday's speech by Iran's Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, about the sanctions on his country and its determination to persist in its quest for nuclear capability was a significant news event. Khamenei served notice on the United States that he would not be bluffed into giving up his nuclear plans. Though he conceded the economic pressure on his country has hurt, he said Iran is undaunted and would retaliate against the United States should its nuclear facilities come under attack. All this was reported in newspapers around the world, including the New York Times, which posted a story on the speech Friday morning.
However, there was something missing from the Times report of Khamenei's speech that was reported elsewhere. Other accounts noted that in addition to threatening the United States, Khamenei said this: "The Zionist regime is a cancerous tumor and it will be removed." While we don't know how or why a mention of this element of the speech managed to get excised from the account in the Times, it's a question worth pondering.
Any discussion of the nature of the Iranian nuclear threat that ignores the regime's murderous intentions toward Israel is clearly incomplete.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Jihad Against Christians

Jihad is being waged against Christians throughout the muslim world to the indifference of the west. Meanwhile the leftists and western governments are focusing on harassing Israel. Outright lies and blood libels are being made against Israel while real apartheid, ethnic cleansing and genocide perpetrated against religious minorities in muslim countries is being glossed over. I’m sure the apologists for islam will find away to blame Zionists and America for the muslim persecution and slaughter of Christians.



The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World Intro by Charles Jacob
There’s been a significant breakthrough. The mainstream media’s near blackout on the plight of Christians in the Muslim world has been shattered just now by this incredible article in Newsweek by Ayaan Hirsi Ali – see below.

Let us hope the West can’t sleep through the mass murder of Islam’s Christian populations.

Note Ali, a Somali-Dutch feminist, writer and politician, is a prominent critic of Islam. Her screenplay for Theo van Gogh’s movie Submission led to the director’s murder by a jihadi. Several years ago I helped bring Ali to Harvard to break the silence on radical Islam in an institution that is congenitally opposed (and also hugely funded by Islamists) to the truth about matters Islamist. The morning I met her in Cambridge to discuss her upcoming talk, she was protected by 4 huge, Dutch body guards in body armor.

bY Ayaan Hirsi Ali, NEWSWEEK

From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith.

We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway-an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm.

The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the violent oppression of Christian minorities has become the norm in Muslim-majority nations stretching from West Africa and the Middle East to South Asia and Oceania. In some countries it is governments and their agents that have burned churches and imprisoned parishioners. In others, rebel groups and vigilantes have taken matters into their own hands, murdering Christians and driving them from regions where their roots go back centuries.

The media’s reticence on the subject no doubt has several sources. One may be fear of provoking additional violence. Another is most likely the influence of lobbying groups such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation-a kind of United Nations of Islam centered in Saudi Arabia-and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Over the past decade, these and similar groups have been remarkably successful in persuading leading public figures and journalists in the West to think of each and every example of perceived anti-Muslim discrimination as an expression of a systematic and sinister derangement called “Islamophobia”-a term that is meant to elicit the same moral disapproval as xenophobia or homophobia.

But a fair-minded assessment of recent events and trends leads to the conclusion that the scale and severity of Islamophobia pales in comparison with the bloody Christophobia currently coursing through Muslim-majority nations from one end of the globe to the other. The conspiracy of silence surrounding this violent expression of religious intolerance has to stop. Nothing less than the fate of Christianity-and ultimately of all religious minorities-in the Islamic world is at stake.

From blasphemy laws to brutal murders to bombings to mutilations and the burning of holy sites, Christians in so many nations live in fear. In Nigeria many have suffered all of these forms of persecution. The nation has the largest Christian minority (40 percent) in proportion to its population (160 million) of any majority-Muslim country. For years, Muslims and Christians in Nigeria have lived on the edge of civil war. Islamist radicals provoke much if not most of the tension. The newest such organization is an outfit that calls itself Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sacrilege.” Its aim is to establish Sharia in Nigeria. To this end it has stated that it will kill all Christians in the country.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Defend Western Values, Get Savaged by the Left

Isn’t it perverse that those who defend freedom and respect for human rights and enlightened western values are regarded as right wing extremists, while those defending totalitarian islam are regarded as “liberals”? How does one justify calling for tolerance for an intolerant ideology? How do those who proclaim to be liberal promote the imposition on western societies of a backward culture which violates basic human rights and denies freedoms, while demonizing people who want to preserve western civilization? Progressives have come to view multiculturalism as the highest value, even exceeding the cause of human rights, freedom, women's rights etc. So much so that they are willing to cover up, apologize for and obfuscate the violence, brutality and human rights atrocities under sharia law.

Israpundit:

Meanwhile, Back in France By Diana West, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS

Silvio Berlusconi’s finest 1/2 hour came shortly after 9/11 when he became the first and only Western leader to point out the duh-obvious distinctions between Western civilization and Islam — essentially, one culture enshrines liberty, one does not — and made the rather modest call for us to be aware of the distinction. For this he was pilloried, excoriated, heaped with scorn the world over, and beat a retreat rapido. (I discuss the episode at some length in The Death of the Grown-Up.)

This plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face observation thus successfully purged from the political mainstream, it became the hotly controversial domain of so-called “far right” political figures across Europe, from Filip Dewinter in Belgium to Geert Wilders in Holland to Oskar Freysinger on Switzerland to Heinz Christian Straache in Austria to Pia Kjærsgaard in Denmark and on into Italy, Britain, France, Germany and more.

Now, a French interior minister in Nicolas Sarkozy’s government has stepped onto the chopping block with the same message, albeit with more bite. Not only should we be aware of the distinction, we should protect our pro-humanity Western civilization. He made his “outrageous” comments on Saturday. Now, watch the denunciations fly.

Suspense: Will he cave?

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The Left's Alliance With Jihadists

Liberal filmaker Eric Allen Bell is rabidly attacked, demonized and banned for writing the truth about islam. Leftists invoke “tolerance” in defense of an extremely intolerant, hateful, totalitarian ideology. The left itself is also extremely intolerant of anyone who dares to challenge their perverse worldview and expose the truth about the left’s sacred cows. They are in reality fascists who have a history of support for totalitarian movements around the world. It is no wonder they identify with and defend jihadists.

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The High Price of Telling the Truth About Islam
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[Editor's note: The article below is written by Eric Allen Bell, a filmmaker who was recently banned from blogging at the “Daily Kos” because he wrote three articles that ran afoul of the mindset there, specifically naming “Loonwatch.com” as a “terrorist spin control network.” Frontpage invited him to tell his story, which he does below.]

A strange thing happened to me the other day when I was driving past the Federal Building in Los Angeles. There were a crowd of people assembled there with signs which said that Israel is an aggressive force in the Middle East and that Iran is being picked on. As I stopped at a red light I heard a man with a mega phone lead the protesters in a chant charging Obama with genocide. I saw many young people and several Muslim women with their heads covered. It was an anti-war demonstration that probably a year ago I would have supported. But although I am not in favor of military action, I know that Iran is not another Iraq, and that in fact there is more going on here than the overly-simplified picture that the protestors were painting, as cars drove by honking in support. As the light turned green another sign caught my eye – a picture of the Twin Towers burning which read “911 Was an Inside Job”. As I looked at a sea of Palestinian flags and college kids banging on drums I felt a certain frustration – frustration based on a series of events that have changed my world view.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Clandestinely Promoting Obama

Is it just me or did it seem as though that Clint Eastwood super bowl commercial for Chrysler was a veiled campaign ad for Obama?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #346 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at The Israel Situation.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

BBC Sympathizes With Terrorist Who Murdered Jewish Children

The BBC reveals its total disregard for the lives of Jews, even Jewish children, and its absolute hatred of the Jewish state, in a revolting article which attempts to evoke sympathy for a terrorist who brutally murdered Jewish teenagers. Where is the article focusing on the families of the victims and what they have had to endure; their pain, grief and loss? I can feel nothing but utter contempt for the BBC. Bastards!

Disgusting BBC piece sympathizing with a child-killer terrorist Elder of Zyon

The BBC's idea of a hero:

A two-bed flat not far from the cornice in Qatar's capital, Doha, is now home for 47-year-old Ibrahim Shammasina from Ramallah.

His new living room is twice as large as the cell in the Israeli jail where he spent 19 years.

"A minute of freedom is worth more than all the possessions in the world," says Shammasina. "Prison, it's a grave - as if you're in a grave but still alive."

Shammasina was sentenced to 23 years in jail for his role in the 1990 murder of three Israelis and a further 20 years for planning a kidnapping. Despite spending almost half his life in prison, he does not regret his actions.

"When there is an occupation, you're forced to," he says. "It's your duty, the duty of every Palestinian, to resist the occupation. If I didn't resist, I would just have surrendered."

Out of one of the bedrooms steps Ibrahim's frail 85-year-old mother, Tamam. While he was in prison, Ibrahim's brother, father and wife all died.

His mother, who peppers every sentence by giving thanks to God, could not see her son for years.

Understandably, she has now decided to come to Qatar to be with him.

Despite the time they spent apart, she supports what he did.

"No, I don't regret it. I don't regret it," she says simply.

Also visiting Shammasina for a few weeks is one of his two sons, 24-year-old Iyad.

His father has been in prison for most of his life, but he says that he does not feel any anger towards him, although they do not have a typical relationship.

"He's more my friend than my dad," says Iyad.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

J Street Backs BDS

The most repugnant thing about J Street is the fact that they present themselves as “pro-Israel” while clearly all of their activities amount to the group being an enemy of the Jewish state. I have more respect for an enemy that is up front. I might have a tiny bit of respect for J Street if they would at least be honest about what they stand for. But instead these skunks operate in an underhanded way. They don't fool the pro-Israel community though. By refusing to join with other Jewish groups in condemning the BDS conference at the University of Pennsylvannia, J Street further exposes that its real agenda is aligned with hamas, hezbollah and all the other annihilationists.

Israpundit:

J Street supports the BDS movement How Many Are Thy Tents, O Jacob??
By Lori Lowenthal Marcus, AMERICAN THINKER

Given the ideological bedlam often seen even within individual Jewish organizations, just imagine trying to get an entire community of Jewish organizations together to sign a several-paragraphs-long statement reflecting a single position — and to do that within a matter of weeks.

That miracle almost happened recently, when the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia gathered practically every Jewish organization in the Philadelphia community to send a message of strong disapproval to an anti-Israel coalition known as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is holding a three-day conference at the University of Pennsylvania on February 3-5. But the “almost” is necessary because one significant local group refused to join in. Understanding who, and why, reveals important lessons that must be taken to heart.

Penn BDS was thrown together by a single undergraduate student with the goal of luring the BDS conference to the University of Pennsylvania campus. BDS is a global, largely unsuccessful but widely publicized menace with the ultimate goal of demonizing, demoralizing, and destroying the state of Israel. BDS proponents claim that their methods constitute a tool to achieve justice for those oppressed by Israel; they take their cue from the effort to overthrow the racist South African government during the 1980s. But BDS is, in fact, merely a thin mask over enmity against any effective haven for the Jewish people.

Last month, when the Penn Hillel leadership learned that the BDS conference was to take place on their campus, the Philadelphia Jewish leadership was alerted, as was the Israeli Consulate. A broad spectrum of at least nominally pro-Israel local organizations was quickly called together with the goal of creating a strong communal response.

Mainstream local groups such as the Jewish Federation, the Anti-Defamation League, and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East — as well as those on the far left of the spectrum, such as the New Israel Fund and J Street, and those on the right end, such as Z STREET and the Zionist Organization of America — were included in this call to action. Several decisions were reached: there would be a communal statement of solidarity condemning the BDS conference; there would be an event showcasing communal support for Israel just prior to the conference; and, to counter the campaign of boycotting Israeli goods, there would be a concerted effort to encourage people to purchase Israeli products.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Egyptians Kill Each Other, the Jews Are Blamed

This is the typical infantile response you get from muslims whenever they go on
a murderous rampage. It's the fault of America and Jews. They never take
responsibility for the brutality and bloodshed they commit nor are they ever held responsible by western liberals.

Atlas:

Egyptian MP: U.S., Israel responsible for Port Said soccer bloodbath
At least 73 people were killed and hundreds injured. And of course we all know that Islam is a Religion of Peace, and therefore it simply isn't possible that its peaceful and moderate adherents would ever be moved to violence. It must therefore be the fault of...the Zionists!

"Egyptian MP Mustafa Bakri: America and Israel Are Responsible for Port Said Soccer Bloodbath," from MEMRI, February 2 (thanks to Wimpy):

Following are excerpts from a statement by Egyptian MP Mustafa Bakri, which aired on Sawt Al-Sha'b TV on February 2, 2012.
Mustafa Bakri: Our country is entering a state of anarchy. This anarchy is caused by America, Israel and the former regime. Look at the New Middle East scheme. Don't talk about all the minute details. What happened in Port Said is a continuation of what happened in Muhammad Mahmoud Street, in Al-Qasr Al-Ayni Street, across from the government, across from Maspero, and in the soccer match against Tunisia. They are all connected. It is an attempt to bring this country down.

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GOP Establishment is Sabotaging Newt

It takes real courage on the part of Trump to make an endorsement after its
practically been decided. The GOP establishment clearly is working to take out
Newt. They do not want a candidate who speaks candidly about islam or about the invented "palestinian" people. The GOP establishment is doing what the democrat establishment did to Hillary four years ago. Its not by coincidence that every candidate who posed a challenge to Romney during this primary has been systematically destroyed. Cain, Bachmann, Perry and now Newt. It would be easy to just blame it all on the Obama/democrat political machine, but I'm certain the GOP establishment was primarily responsible for taking out these candidates one by one. Why even bother with primaries since the parties establishments wind up choosing who will be the nominee anyway. We might as well go back to the smoke filled rooms.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Demonizing "Settlers"

Haaretz is every bit the repugnant liars that the NY slimes is. All of these loaded terms like “rob”, “settlements”, “occupied territories”, “invaders” to describe land that legally and rightfully is part of the Jewish homeland and paint an ugly portrait of its Jewish residents, while portraying the true Arab invaders and occupiers as victims.

Israpundit:

Settlers are on offense and winning
The Israeli settlers’ mighty struggle for control
HAARETZ

A study tour by high school students to Hebron became a big success for the settlers. Not just because the police prevented people from the NGO Breaking the Silence from serving as guides, and not because right-wing activist Itamar Ben-Gvir took over the tour. The visit laid the cornerstone for the settlers’ lastest monopoly as they turn Israel into the state of a minority.

It was a short but decisive battle, and strategic. It recalls the settlers’ battle in the mid-to-late 1970s over the Elon Moreh settlement, after which – despite a High Court of Justice injunction – the settlers received a huge legal gift: “State land” was allowed to refer to occupied land in the territories. By invoking that term, the settlers would be able to establish “hundreds of Elon Morehs,” as then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin put it.

The study tour joined their victory in establishing outposts, whose high point was the open ridicule of the High Court in the Migron affair. And that’s no different from the legislation the settlers have dictated to the Knesset – and from there to all Israelis – prohibiting calls for a boycott of Israeli products, or the law that will soon be passed to legalize outposts.

The settlers’ takeover of the “molding of national memory,” or simply put, the curriculum on key issues like the Land of Israel’s history and geography, gives them the status of a state within an Israeli-settler federation. Each province of this federal state, Israel and Outpostia, has laws and leaders of its own. One has laws enacted by the Knesset and the other has ad-hoc laws, sometimes determined by rabbis and sometimes by the hilltop youth and other criminals.

But within this federated framework is a mighty struggle for control. Outpostia no longer makes do with partial independence that gives it the power to manage its affairs as it sees fit, to live according to its own interpretation of federal laws, to rob land at will and to establish settlements that become a burden and political threat to the entire federation. It no longer wants to rely on the mother state’s education and legal system, which has embraced Outpostia. The goal is to turn Israel into a minority satellite state and force the settlements’ laws and rules on the federation.

In the past, the settlers’ motto was “Yesha is here,” referring to Judea and Samaria. That meant Yesha was part of the State of Israel and Israeli citizens must embrace the Jewish extention in the occupied territories. Now the motto is becoming “Israel is Yesha,” with the state of the settlements willing to give Israel equal rights under conditions dictated by the invaders of the hills.

According to this recipe, Israel must adopt the settlements’ laws, view the settlers as a superior population, and accept that the settlements and the holy places in the territories belong first and foremost to the settlers. And it must accept that the Zionist, religious and national narrative is no longer controlled by the mother state.

With the easy part already behind the settler state, now it’s time for the settler narrative to push out the Zionist narrative. While the State of Israel presents the demographic threat of “its” Arabs as the most terrible menace, the settler state sees different demographics as a threat. The Guttman Institute recently reported in a survey that most Israelis “believe in God,” but secular people are still making too much noise. Those secular people tried to ignite the social protest, they still dare to portray the settlers as robbers of the public purse, they put on plays with Arab actors, they refuse to appear in shows in the capital of Outpostia, and they insist on pushing the Nakba into the school curriculum.

Having once been an invasive minority themselves, they fear, not unjustifiably of course, anyone who tries to preserve the traditional Zionism that might sabotage their narrative. A tour by high school students guided by Breaking the Silence might yet persuade young people that Baruch Goldstein was a murderer not a saint, that the Arab residents expelled from Hebron’s Shohada Street are victims, and that Hebron’s Jewish quarter is stolen Arab property.

The settlers have chalked up a major achievement in that the government and Education Ministry allow such tours of occupied territory – has anyone heard of American young people touring Iraq or Afghanistan? But when it comes to the minds of young people who are members of the foreign, secular minority, the settlers also want to be the only ones in control.