Thursday, May 31, 2012

More on Obama Admin. Disasterous Foreign Policy

Keep in mind that I am not advocating American military intervention in Syria. To do so would put us on the same side as al qaeda and the muslim brotherhood, which is what we did in Libya. However I find it deeply troubling that this administration hinges any American military action on the permission of Russia and China, nations which are adversaries diametrically opposed to American interests. Would China and Russia seek our approval before they acted in their own national interests? Israpundit:
Clinton Outlines Concerns Over Syria Intervention See also Update on the Situation in Syria May 30, 2012 On May 30th, Matthew RJ Brodsky was a guest on The Frank Gaffney Show on Secure Freedom Radio. He discussed the latest situation in Syria in light of the Houla massacre days earlier. He explained the formation of a new terrorist group in Syria, described the main actors in the conflict, and demonstrated how the Obama administration is outsourcing American foreign policy to Russia and Turkey. By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday laid out the clearest case yet for why the Obama administration is reluctant to intervene militarily in Syria — especially without Russia agreeing to be part of a united Western front — even as it expresses revulsion over last week’s massacre of more than 100 people in the town of Houla. In Denmark on the first stop of a European tour, Clinton said Russia and China would have to agree before the U.S. and other nations engage in what could become a protracted conflict in support of a disorganized rebel force. And she cited a host of other hurdles to successful military action. “We’re nowhere near putting together any type of coalition other than to alleviate the suffering,” Clinton told reporters after meeting with top officials in Denmark, a key contributor to last year’s NATO-led mission against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. “We are working very hard to focus the efforts of those, like Denmark and the United States, who are appalled by what is going on, to win over those who still support the regime, both inside and outside of Syria.” In remarks to Danish students, Clinton said every day of slaughter in Syria was strengthening the case for tougher international action. But she stressed that such action, including military action, would require support from Syria’s ally, Russia, and the rest of the world community. Russia and China have twice vetoed U.N. Security Council sanctions against President Bashar Assad’s regime.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Obama's War on Israel: Paying For Influx of Illegal African Migrants

This is part of the strategy being used by the Obama administration, State Department and UN in their ongoing war for the obliteration of the Jewish state. If they can’t force Israel to surrender enough territory to create indefensible borders, allow the “right of return” to fakestinians or prevent Israel from stopping Iran’s quest to wipe it off the map with nuclear weapons, then they hope that overwhelming it with African refugees will eventually destroy Israel through internal mayhem. As for liberal charges of Israeli "racism" because Israelis reject the massive influx of illegal African migrants, Israel brought in Ethiopian immigrants and made them citizens. Liberals support the influx of illegal aliens because it has no negative effect on them personally, being comfortably a world away from the situation. It would never occur to liberals that the objection to these illegal aliens has anything to do with the behavior of the illegals themselves, such as robbing, raping and defecating on the streets. It is always assumed to be racism, projecting the liberals own obsession with race. Via Israpundit:
Obama paying for African illegals to defecate in Israel’s streets, but much of the money is disappearing Israel Matzav In case you’re wondering why many Israelis aren’t happy about our illegal immigrants, take a close look at the picture in the top left corner of this post. It was taken on the streets of Tel Aviv…. The Israeli web site Kr8 (link in Hebrew) reports that the Obama administration is sending between $1,000 and $2,000 per month per illegal immigrant to Israel via the United Nations. Why this money is being sent via the UN is not clear, but what is clear is that a lot of it is being skimmed off the top. Kr8 reports that Israel is paying NIS 1,500 per month for rent, and approximately NIS 180-200 per month for health insurance. Both items should cost a lot more than that. Moreover, at current exchange rates, $1,000 is approximately NIS 3,850 and $2,000 is double that. An awful lot of money is disappearing. Where is it going? And why is Israel accepting money from the US (and the UN) rather than stopping the inflow of illegal immigrants? But it gets worse. Kr8 also reports that American tax free foundations (it names the Ford Foundation but there are presumably others) are donating money to the New Israel Fund, which is organizing the illegals. You know, community organizing. Kr8 goes on to speculate about connections between the Ford Foundation and the CIA, and the possibility that the illegals may be used in the future to foment a rebellion against Israel.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lady Gaga and islamic "Values"

It disgusts me that any "conservatives" would laud Indonesia for cancelling Lady Gaga. Conservatives are supposed to believe in freedom and letting the free marketplace decide, not coersion and threats of violence. Now I have no use for Gaga, however I'll take her over the "morality" of islam and its violent enforcement. In a free society such as ours, we often have to be subjected to debased forms of "entertainment", but its better than the alternative of living in a totalitarian state. In any case, what is virtuous about islamic "family values" such as marrying first cousins, child brides, "honor" murders, clitorectomies etc. Some conservatives are as clueless about islam as liberals.
Atlas Exclusive: Robert Spencer: Is Freedom Worth Defending? Is Freedom Worth Defending? By Robert Spencer Muslim threats last week led Lady Gaga to cancel her planned concert in Indonesia. Because of their disapproval of Lady Gaga, some conservatives in the West have applauded this, noting that Christians there opposed her as well, and asserting that any non-Muslim society with a healthy regard for decent values would not allow to her to perform, either. Society, some argued, should hold the good, not freedom, as its highest value. Left unexplained, however, is how a commonly accepted understanding of "the good" is to be arrived at, and particularly how such an understanding could be restored in 21st-century America without imposing an authoritarian regime of some kind. Also, one wonders if proponents of such ideas would object to the intimidation and particularly to the death threats that ultimately led to the cancellation of Lady Gaga's Indonesian show.
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This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #361 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Esser Agaroth.

The Fruits of Obama's Foreign Policy

Islam is totalitarian and imperialistic by nature. There is no peaceful coexistence to be had with islam. The only coexistence they will have with non-muslims is their complete submission to islamic rule. What islamic supremacists have in mind for Jews is nothing short of genocide.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Islamic Imperialism in Thailand

Why build a giant mosque in a town which has only 20 muslims if not to impose islam on non-muslims and to bring muslims to the area in order to take it over and drive out Buddhists? Let's hope the Buddhist community succeeds in preventing the building of this monstrosity. Such as what is happening in the south of Thailand and many other countries, wherever islam takes over, sharia is installed and non-muslims are persecuted and slaughtered. Jihadists use religious freedom in non-muslim countries to eventually undermine freedom. Atlas:
The ongoing violent jihad in Southern Thailand has been well-documented at Atlas (and criminally ignored by the media). The jihad is moving north. According to the Thai news media, residents of a northern Thailand town are protesting a monster mosque right next to a Buddhist temple, where it will dominate the smaller structure. Out of the 6,000 residents in the general Ban Pong Namron area, only 20 are Muslims. The chant of the Buddhist Muslims will be drowned out by the nails-on-a chalkboard Muslim call to prayer. everyone we spoke with is terrified that the building of a proposed large mosque will start the all-too-familiar pattern of increasing Muslim presence and demands for accommodation and concessions, to be followed by violence when the Muslim population reaches a certain level. This has been the pattern in Southern Thailand as Islam expanded north from the Malaysian border areas. The town residents have no cause to believe that circumstances will be any different here in the North: they fear that eventually there will be Muslim violence against Buddhists if the Muslim population gains sufficient strength. Whether this takes five or twenty years is not the point, the residents believe that recent Thai history confirms the violence will eventually happen as the Muslim population grows. Five thousand dead in the South and thousands more wounded or maimed probably wouldn't disagree.
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Islamic proselytism in Public Schools

Christian and Jewish prayer in public school has been forbidden for decades. However muslims are allowed to conduct what clearly amounts to propagandizing and proselytising for islam in the public schools. Via Atlas American Thinker:
Stealth Islamic Propaganda Shown to Six Million American Students By Larissa Scott On May 16 and 17 of 2012, Channel One Network, a national distributor of educational videos and newscasts viewed daily by over 8,000 middle and high schools, aired a two-part video series, titled "Young and Muslim in America" and "Islam in America." In "Young and Muslim in America: How being a part of Islam changed ten years ago, Part 1," students watch as Muhtasham Sifaat, 18, kneels on a prayer rug inside an empty classroom. His voiceover explains how he moved around a lot when he was younger, but Islam has given him stability. What is not revealed is that Mr. Sifaat is a political activist serving as a chapter president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), one of the most radical Muslim Brotherhood front groups in America. The MSA pledge states: "Allah is my lord. Islam is my life. The Koran is my guide. The Sunna is my practice. Jihad is my spirit. Righteousness is my character. Paradise is my goal. I enjoin what is right. I forbid what is wrong. I will fight against oppression. And I will die to establish Islam." Kyle Smith, 22, gives an overview of the five pillars of Islam before the narrator explains: Kyle, who's president of his university's Muslim Students Association, grew up in a Roman Catholic family, but converted to Islam three years ago after searching for meaning in his life (italics mine)...two of his friends led him to the religion. Doesn't searching for meaning in life describe almost every American adolescent? Presenting an idealized, whitewashed image of Islam and its followers, and showing how converting to Islam helps those who are lost and confused, this programming is nothing short of a disguised recruitment video pushing a religion in a public school setting. The airing of "Islam in America: How being Muslim has changed since 9/11, Part 2" on May 17 begins with a news update on the Trayvon Martin case, which deals with the alleged racial profiling of a black teenager. Coincidentally, the video that follows compares "Flying While Muslim" to "Driving While Black." Students learn about Amany Killawi,19, who struggles to board airplanes: [H]aving to be checked at the airport a couple of times is definitely not comfortable, especially if you're Muslim. I often joke if you think driving while black is tough, try Muslim while flying. Because it's really, really tough. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/stealth_islamic_propaganda_shown_to_six_million_american_students.html#ixzz1w0pPQsXJ
Boo hoo. No tougher experience than everyone else who has to board a plane. How about the disabled and elderly being humiliated by TSA agents and small children being frightened? Spare me the muslim victimization myth.

Friday, May 25, 2012

No Money to Turkish Terrorists

I hope this is not true. The Israeli government should not even be thinking about paying compensation to the jihad terrorist savages who brutally attacked Israeli soldiers aboard the Mavi Marmara. By doing so, it would legitimize the lie promoted by Israel's enemies that the Jewish state acted wrongly when in fact the IDF was lawfully enforcing Israel's legal blockade of hamas ruled Gaza. You'll notice how the media always frames that relations between Israel and Turkey were strained as the result of Israel's actions aboard the jihad flotilla. Never is it mentioned the fact that Turkey sent the jihad flotilla to Gaza as an act of war against Israel to begin with. Never is it mentioned that Turkey took a hostile turn toward Israel the day the jihadist, Jew-hating skunk, recep erdogan took power.
Israel offered $6 mln to Turk raid victims -lawyer Comments 0Share2 Reuters 8:17 a.m. CDT, May 24, 2012 * Offer made through intermediary embassy, lawyer says * Payment would have gone to Jewish foundation in Turkey * Victims would have to agree to drop lawsuits * Turkish-Israeli ties strained since 2010 raid By Jonathon Burch and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, May 24 (Reuters) - A Turkish lawyer said on Thursday that Israel had offered to pay $6 million to victims of Israel's storming of a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla to settle lawsuits against the Israeli military. However, a senior Israeli official who declined to be named said that Israel, having indicated last year that it was prepared to indemnify victims without accepting blame, had not renewed its offer. Turkey and Israel fell out badly in 2010 when Israeli commandos stormed the Mavi Marmara aid ship to enforce a naval blockade of the Palestinian-run Gaza Strip and killed nine Turks in clashes with activists. Ramazan Ariturk, one of several lawyers representing 465 victims and victims' relatives, told Reuters that the Israeli government had made a proposal to him through an intermediary foreign ambassador in Ankara just over one month ago. He said the money would have been paid to a Jewish foundation in Turkey for distribution, and been followed by a statement of "regret" for the raid by the Israeli government.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Zimmerman Witnesses Suspiciously Change Stories

This is certainly suspicious. My hope is that by changing their accounts this late in the game will itself discredit these witnesses. This comes just as all the evidence clearly vindicates George Zimmerman. There are those determined to railroad Zimmerman even if it means coercing, threatening or bribing witnesses.
Several George Zimmerman witnesses change their accounts By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel 5:51 p.m. EST, May 22, 2012 Evidence released last week in the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman shows four key witnesses made major changes in what they say they saw and heard the night he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Three changed their stories in ways that may damage Zimmerman. A fourth abandoned her initial story, that she saw one person chasing another. Now, she says, she saw a single figure running.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Israel Must Act Against Iran On Its Own

Economic sanctions will never be effective in preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons. In any case many countries, including western democracies, will not even abide by sanctions. These useless negotiations with Iran are merely a strategy on the part of the west to prevent an Israeli military attack on Iran rather than preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, which the west knows is far too late to achieve by means other than militarily. The P5+1 is doing what they perceive to be in their own best interests, and that is to appease Iran and restrain Israel. They have no concern whatsoever to the existential danger Iranian nukes are to Israel. It is time for Israel to act in its own best interests by ignoring the EU, Obama and the State Department and make a preemptive strike against Iran and save itself from a nuclear holocaust. The west will not save Israel. Israel must save itself and it has the capability to do so. Global condemnation be damned.
UK will not support an Israeli attack on Iran, says ambassador British Ambassador to Israel tells Army Radio that the current time is not right for an attack on Iran, suggesting instead tougher sanctions and an open channel of communication as a means of blocking Iran's nuclear aspirations • BBC reports that British government ministers are discussing what role U.K. could play in possible military confrontation over Iran. Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff British Ambassador to Israel Michael Gould. | Photo credit: Moshe Shai The U.K. would not support an Israeli attack on Iran at this time, British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould told Army Radio on Wednesday, explaining that the current timing was not right for such a move. Gould insisted that tougher sanctions and an open channel of communication were the best means of resolving the standoff with Iran. Israel and the West believe that Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons, while Tehran insists that its nuclear program is purely peaceful. Meanwhile, the BBC reported Wednesday that British government ministers were discussing what role the country could play in a possible military confrontation in the Middle East over Iran's nuclear program. Ministers are considering whether any involvement from Britain would be legal if talks with Iran break down and Israel bombs Iran's nuclear facilities. Such a move would risk sparking a wider war in the region and a closure of the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil-shipping sea lane, the report said. Britain is examining a number of options, from diplomatic support for Israel to the involvement of Britain's Royal Navy in the region, the BBC reported. Britain's Foreign Office was not immediately available for comment. Global powers were meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday for talks on Tehran's nuclear program and officials said the Western-led coalition was ready to make an offer on a way forward if Iran showed willingness to curb its nuclear program in a transparent way. The U.N. nuclear agency director said on Tuesday he expected to sign a deal soon to unblock an investigation into suspected Iranian nuclear work following a trip to Tehran. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4445

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Israel Haters Protest For the "Right" of Terrorists to Fire Missiles at Israel Unhindered

This pro-fakestinian group has exposed itself as supporting the genocide of Jews in Israel. When one opposes Israel using even purely defensive measures to protect its citizens, then there is no other conclusion to be made except that those protesting Iron Dome are advocating for the massacre of Jews. Israpundit:
Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights Opposes Iron Dome Terrorist enablers oppose DEFENSIVE anti-missile system by Bill Levinson Join a Stand Out at Harvard Graduation to Protest US Military Aid to Israel by the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights makes it emphatically clear that “Palestinian rights” include the right to fire missiles at Israeli civilians. Join a Stand Out at Harvard Graduation to Protest US Military Aid to Israel by the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights makes it emphatically clear that “Palestinian rights” include the right to fire missiles at Israeli civilians. Did you know that the US is giving Israel an additional $680 million for its “Iron Dome” project – on top of the annual $3.1 billion in military aid we have pledged to give each year until 2017? Did you know that the US House by a vote of 411 – 2 (Ron Paul and John Dingell) just passed The US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 to give Israel even more weapons and support to ensure that it keeps its “qualitative military edge”? Let us raise our voices against the use of our tax dollars to kill Palestinians, destroy their land and homes and make war on neighboring countries. Please help spread the word!
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Obama Supporting the MB in Syria

Why always assume the Obama administration’s actions are the result of incompetence and cluelessness? At every opportunity, the Obama administration has chosen to help the jihadists. At some point one must conclude that this is done with clear intent rather than it being the result of making the same mistake over and over again. Via Israpundit:
Two Obama Administration Scandals on Syria? Barry Rubin , PJ Media, May 19, 2012 When a delegation of Syrian Kurdish rebels recently visited Washington, D.C., the State Department met them to ask for a favor. What was it? The Obama administration urged them to join the Syrian National Council (SNC), the organization created by the U.S. government through Turkey to lead the opposition movement and receive Western aid for all Syrian opposition groups. But the Turkish Islamist regime, which Obama put in charge of forming the SNC, put the Muslim Brotherhood in control, a fact I pointed out within hours of the announcement of the SNC leadership’s names. Now that several SNC leaders have resigned complaining about Brotherhood domination, followed by some Arab journalists pointing out the obvious Brotherhood domination at the SNC’s last meeting, that reality is clear. But the implications of such an incredibly foolish policy—America putting an anti-American, antisemitic group into the “official” leadership of Syria’s rebels — have never been properly examined as a case study for Obama’s disastrous Middle East policy. The Kurds had walked out of the talks that formed the SNC last year when they saw how Islamists would be in control. Not only do they oppose Islamism itself but they also see the Brotherhood as an Arabizing and centralizing group that would impose a regime oppressing the non-Arab Kurds. The new U.S. effort so backfired that, with the Obama administration ignoring their concerns, the enraged Kurds in the delegation spoke for the first time of breaking up Syria altogether! To sum up, Obama policy has strengthened the Islamist forces in the opposition and fragmented the rebels, thus helping preserve a radical anti-American Syrian regime that is an ally of Iran or helping make any revolution more likely to produce a radical anti-American Syrian Islamist regime that will be an ally of an Islamist Egypt. Now comes a very peculiar story in the Washington Post with the headline, “Syrian rebels get influx of arms with Gulf Neighbors’ Money, U.S. coordination.” Let’s break this down logically: –The Saudis and Qataris have been providing arms already. –They know how to buy weapons, how to get them to the Syrian border, and how to give them to Syrian rebels. What do they need American “coordination” for? What does the word “coordination” mean? I presume it means that the Obama administration, absolutely clueless about what to do regarding Syria, simply wants to take credit for others’ actions. It is part of the pre-election spin about what a great job Obama is doing. Barry Rubin is presently a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, the Director of the Global Research and International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, and a Senior Fellow at the International Policy Institute for Counterterrorism.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Olympics Are a Fraud

The olympic committee has no qualms about bending its rules to accommodate participating muslim countries. For example, changing the rules which previously required bikini uniforms for women beach volleyball players and allowing muslim women weightlifters to wear sleeves below the elbow. Previously it was required that elbows had to be visible so the judges can see if the elbows were straight in order to determine whether it was a clean lift. Yet the IOC will not even allow as little as a moment of silence to commemmorate the 1972 murdered Israeli athletes. Just like every other international institution, the olympics caters to muslims while telling Israel to go to hell. It's a wonder Israel isn't barred from participating altogether, since its presence is an offense to muslims. Screw the olympics.
Ignoring Munich Massacre Reminds Us Olympics Are Pure Baloney Jonathan S. Tobin 05.18.2012 - 10:23 AM In the history of the modern Olympic Games there have been many scandals but only one terrorist massacre. The 1972 Games in Munich will forever be remembered because Palestinian terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes there in cold blood. But this summer when the Games reconvene in London there will be neither an official remembrance nor even a moment of silence in honor of the fallen Israelis. Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee, flatly denied requests from the State of Israel and members of the United States Congress for a moment of silence at the opening ceremonies in London. The reason for this refusal is clear. Any reminder of that historic crime would offend the vast majority of member nations that participate in the Games who don't want any mention of an event that puts the Palestinians in a bad light. This is an outrage that should not pass unnoticed by those who promote and profit from the two-week-long television program that mostly features competitions in sports few will care about during the rest of this or any other year. Rogge and his predecessors have always condemned the politicization of sports–the reason many in the Olympic movement give for choosing to forget about Munich. But the toxic mix of nationalism and athletics has always been at the heart of the Games. While the athletes who participate deserve both respect and admiration, the decision to ignore Munich is just the latest illustration of the moral bankruptcy of the Games. Though we will hear much about the "Olympic Spirit" during the endless promotion of this event, it is and always has been a gigantic fraud that has always preferred to appease tyrants and ignore crimes in the pursuit of building a global business brand. The popularity of the Games is undeniable, and any effort to punish the IOC or even boycott the opening ceremonies over the issue of ignoring Munich is bound to fail. The people of the world want their bread and circuses, and if the prospect of honoring Adolf Hitler and the Nazis as the Olympics did in 1936, the Soviet Communism (1980) or the tyrants of Beijing (2008) could not derail the show, then it isn't likely that many will care about sweeping the memory of Munich under the rug in London this year. Though President Jimmy Carter made the Soviets pay a price for their invasion of Afghanistan in 1980 when he ordered the boycott of the Moscow Olympics — one of the few things for which one of our worst presidents deserves credit — the Games are now too big a business to be affected, let alone stopped by moral considerations. There is a popular mythology that has grown up about the moral value of this international sports tournament that was promoted by the skillful documentaries created by the late Bud Greenspan. But though the Games can be fun, Greenspan's wide-eyed belief in the majesty of sports triumphing over intolerance and division was always pure baloney. We cannot force the Games or the sports establishment to remember the 11 Israelis or even acknowledge their indifference to the massacre. But we can at least stop pretending there is anything happening in London this summer that has intrinsic or moral value and not simply sporting significance. The Olympics are the sports equivalent of the United Nations, a high-minded ideal that is, in practice, merely the assemblage of rogues who pervert the concept to pursue their own often scandalous objectives. Though you may like the show, the Games deserve our scorn, not our admiration. http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/05/18/ignoring-munich-massacre-reminds-ol\ ympics-pure-baloney/

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #360 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Bat Aliyah.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Media's Relentless Lies About Israel

A whole industry through the work of CAMERA and Honest Reporting was created countering and correcting the numerous media lies about Israel. That's how bad it is. No matter how many times these ugly charges are debunked, rather than any introspection being done on the part of the media, they simply come up with new lies and blood libels, hoping that something will stick. It's relentless, and fighting it is swimming against a tide. And after years of their handiwork the same media bastards gleefully reports polls showing Israel to be regarded negatively by everyone around the world other than Americans. Let's call this obssessive desire on the part of western media to demonize Israel for what it is, pure and simple Jew-hatred. French news site publishes Arab street theater as IDF abuse Israel: a “Totalitarian Regime”? CBC's Stroumboulopoulos Allows this Statement to go Unchallenged

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mob of Indonesian muslims Attack Christians

When can we expect a 60 Minutes segment about this, along with the horrific treatment of Christians in other muslim countries? Atlas:
"Moderate" Indonesia: Muslim mob throws stones and bags of urine at Christians at Ascension Day service Thank goodness for moderate Muslim countries like Indonesia, the country where Obama was raised. Obama say, "respect it!" The latest from the wild and wacky religion of peace-o-mania: Indonesia: Muslim mob throws stones and bags of urine at Christians at Ascension Day service Jihadwatch Will the Islamophobia never end? Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia: "Hardliners in Bekasi Throw Stones at Ascension Day Service," by Camelia Pasandaran for the Jakarta Globe, May 17 (thanks to Twostellas): A mob of Islamic hard-liners threw stones and bags of urine at the HKBP Filadelphia congreagation of the Batak Christian Protestant Church in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, at an Ascension Day service on Thursday. Police tried to stop the mob of some 300 people, but were also attacked, according to reports.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Britain's Continued Descent into Madness

British society has become completely unhinged. Are they so convinced that America is beholden to the Jewish lobby because the British government itself is beholden to a nefarious Arab-muslim lobby? The BBC cannot conceive of the idea that Americans support Israel out of deeply held convictions. I find it amusing that the BNP is marginalized partly because of its antisemitism. Yet the BNP is far less antisemitic than the BBC, the Guardian, the Labor party, the Tories, the British foreign office, academia etc. No matter, England is a dying nation with no future.
Into the darkness by Melanie Phillips Published in: Daily Mail More Sharing ServicesShare|Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on print On and on it goes, this deranged vendetta against Israel and the Jews that we are not allowed to call by its proper name, on and on with obsessional intensity into ever-more alarming and astonishing bigotry and violence that is even now passing virtually without comment in wider British society. Last night Richard Millett, an Israel supporter who tirelessly records and thus brings to light the venomous anti-Israel bigotry coursing through campuses and elsewhere, was assaulted and racially abused at a meeting of the Palestine Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. The pretext for this assault was that he refused to stop filming -- even though this was a public meeting, and according to him there were others present who were also filming. You can view his footage here. Last year, another Israel supporter was attacked at SOAS when his cheek was bitten by an anti-Israel demonstrator – an incident which was also filmed. At the subsequent trial, however, the individual being prosecuted was acquitted. This latest outrage at SOAS occurred a few days after a jaw-dropping edition of HardTalk on BBC TV, in which Sarah Montague interviewed the rabid Israel-hater, the Jewish American Lord Haw-Haw Norman Finkelstein. Giving a platform to this noxious individual was bad enough. But to introduce him, Montague stated the following:
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Europe Keep Out of Israel's Business

Europe needs to be told to keep its filthy hands off of Israel. I’m sick of Europe’s meddling and their ongoing treachery against the Jewish people. The EU need to be put in its place once and for all. Let them tend to their own numerous problems. Israpundit:
The EU is putting “Area C” in play By Ted Belman In July 2011 the EU issued a report focussing on “Area C” and made clear that EU policy was to change the governing rules regarding it, which rules are clearly set out in the Oslo Accords. On Monday the EU issued a report in which it slams Israel over settlements according to YNET. The officials said France, Britain and Germany shepherded the conclusions through the EU, and it reflected the EU’s new Middle East envoy Andreas Reinicke’s focus on maintaining the viability of a two-state solution in face of what the Europeans are increasingly concerned may be a closing window of opportunity. “The viability of a two-state solution must be maintained,” the statement read, “The EU expresses deep concern about developments on the ground which threaten to make a two state solution impossible.” [..] Reflecting an emphasis the EU has placed on Area C since career German diplomat Reinicke took over his post in January, the statement said this area is critical to the viability of a future Palestinian state, and called upon Israel to approve Palestinian master plans there, “halt forced transfer of population” and simplify administrative procedures. Area C represents 62 percent of the West Bank and is under full Israeli control. “The EU will continue to provide financial assistance for Palestinian development in Area C and expects such investment to be protected for future use,” the statement read. “The EU will engage with the government of Israel to work out improved mechanisms for the implementation of the donor funded projects for the benefit of the Palestinian population in Area C.” NGO Monitor published EU documents repeat false NGO claims
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Europe is a Basket Case

The writing has been on the wall for a decade now. Between muslims, the left and neo-nazis, Europe is a basket case teeming with Jew-hatred. It's in their DNA. What further evidence is required for the Jews of Europe to realize they need to flee for Israel? Francois Hollande sworn in as new president of France Greece condemns far-right party's Holocaust denial Suspected neo-Nazis storm pro-Israel event in Germany

Monday, May 14, 2012

Olympic Committee Won't Honor Murdered Israeli Athletes

The international community doesn't consider the massacre of Jews to be a crime against humanity. International institutions consistently indulge islamic Jew-hatred, so its no surprise that the International Olympic Committee refuses to honor the murdered Israeli athletes from the '72 olympics in Munich.
Two U.S. lawmakers call on IOC to hold moment of silence for Munich 11 JTA May 8 (JTA) -- Two U.S. lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League called on the International Olympic Committee to have a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the London Olympics this summer. Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel, both New York Democrats, made the request in a letter to IOC President Jacques Rogge. "The massacre of the Munich 11 was a jarring reminder that the Olympic Games -- long a symbol of international cooperation and camaraderie -- are not wholly divorced from the hatred and intolerance that still exists throughout the world," they wrote. "We believe that a minute of silence at this year’s games would be a powerful reminder that such terrible acts of violence will not go unremembered, and that all those witnessing the Opening Ceremonies must continue to work toward a world where people of any nation, race, or religion can live free of fear." The letter noted that more than 2 billion viewers watched the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games four years ago. Holding a moment of silence at the London Games, the lawmakers wrote, is "a unique opportunity to send a message that can literally reach every corner of the globe." Lowey and Engel said they plan to introduce a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives calling on the IOC to honor the Munich 11 -- the Israeli athletes and coaches who were murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. The Jewish Community Center of Rockland County, N.Y., a member of the JCC Association, and Ankie Spitzer, the widow of Israeli fencing Coach Andrei Spitzer, initiated an online petition in mid-April seeking a moment of silence at the London Games that has garnered more than 25,000 signatures from around the world. "The 11 murdered athletes were members of the Olympic family; we feel they should be remembered within the framework of the Olympic Games," Spitzer wrote in a letter accompanying the petition. Emmanuelle Moreau, the IOC's head of media relations, told The Jerusalem Post last week that there would be no moment of silence.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #359 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at To Kiss a Mezuzah.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Terrorist Threat South of the Border

To those liberal idiots who have declared their cities "sanctuary" cities and refuse to cooperate in the apprehension of illegal aliens. Did you ever stop to consider that you may be providing a safe haven for hezbollah and other islamic terrorists and drug cartels? Do you even care that you are possibly placing fellow Americans in mortal danger by your actions?
Mexican Jihad by Raymond Ibrahim May 11, 2012 at 4:30 am "Our porous southern border is a nightmare waiting to happen." As the United States considers the Islamic jihadi threats confronting it from all sides, it might do well to focus on its southern neighbor, Mexico, which has been targeted by Islamists and jihadists, who, through a number of tactics—from engaging in da'wa, converting Mexicans to Islam, to smuggling and the drug cartel, to simple extortion, kidnappings and enslavement—have been subverting Mexico in order to empower Islam and sabotage the U.S. According to a 2010 report, "Close to home: Hezbollah terrorists are plotting right on the U.S. border," which appeared in the NY Daily News: Mexican authorities have rolled up a Hezbollah network being built in Tijuana, right across the border from Texas and closer to American homes than the terrorist hideouts in the Bekaa Valley are to Israel. Its goal, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper that reported on the investigation: to strike targets in Israel and the West. Over the years, Hezbollah—rich with Iranian oil money and narcocash—has generated revenue by cozying up with Mexican cartels to smuggle drugs and people into the U.S. In this, it has shadowed the terrorist-sponsoring regime in Tehran, which has been forging close ties with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who in turn supports the narcoterrorist organization FARC, which wreaks all kinds of havoc throughout the region. Another 2010 article appearing in the Washington Times asserts that, "with fresh evidence of Hezbollah activity just south of the border [in Mexico], and numerous reports of Muslims from various countries posing as Mexicans and crossing into the United States from Mexico, our porous southern border is a national security nightmare waiting to happen." This is in keeping with a recent study done by Georgetown University, which revealed that the number of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria living in Mexico exceeds 200,000. Syria, along with Iran, is one of Hezbollah's strongest financial and political supporters, and Lebanon is the immigrants' country of origin. A jihadist cell in Mexico was recently found to have a weapons cache of 100 M-16 assault rifles, 100 AR-15 rifles, 2,500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and antitank munitions. The weapons, it turned out, had been smuggled by Muslims from Iraq. According to this report, "obvious concerns have arisen concerning Hezbollah's presence in Mexico and possible ties to Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTO's) operating along the U.S.—Mexico border."
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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Irish Left's Jihad Against Israel

The extreme left must be called out for the deranged, totalitarian, antisemitic, genocidal sociopaths that they are. And those who know in their hearts that what they do regarding Israel is morally wrong, in fact evil, need to stand up to their bullying and resist any pressure to boycott Israel. Via Israpundit:
The war on Israel, Irish-style Special report: Irish journalist slams silence of politicians in face of ‘group anti-Semitism’ mindset; says that in Ireland either one obeys anti-Israel orders of left-wing mind-thugs, or one is lynched Kevin Myers YNET The most serious event of the past week wasn’t related to Prime Time’s libel of Father Kevin Reynolds, and it wasn’t what Cardinal Sean Brady did or didn’t do nearly 40 years ago. Far more serious than either for the health of this Republic – though connected to both by a sanctimonious tissue of lethal intolerance – was the intimidation of the band Dervish into cancelling a tour of Israel. Ireland funds cultural boycott of Israel Op-ed: Time to tell our story ‘Ireland most hostile country in Europe’ Foreign Ministry accuses Irish government of inciting against Israel. Dublin City Council sponsors display presenting IDF soldiers as ‘Nazi troops’ abusing Palestinians Dervish’s website was hit by venomous abuse from anti-Israeli activists, on the instructions of the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Group. Every bit as sinister as this has been the silence from politicians and “civil liberties groups”: the exception, of course, being Alan Shatter, who is Jewish. It was as if the intellectual thugs of the IPSG were trying to vindicate my recent suggestion that the largest threat to personal freedom these days comes not from government, but from single-interest pressure groups. Tactics and techniques that would be called fascist by liberals if used against them were at the heart of the campaign against Dervish. For in the left-liberal culture, certain subjects are beyond the usual courtesies of a tolerant civilization, and instead may be subjected to outright bigotry and bullying. The legitimate targets for this salon-terrorism are the Catholic Church, American Republicans, and of course Israel.
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Dhimitude Towards Our Would-Be Executioners

That we are giving respect and deference to the savages at GITMO who collaborated in the slaughter of nearly 3000 Americans and who continue to openly show disrespect and outright contempt for our system, is the most sickening display of dhimmitude imaginable. As I said yesterday, muslims have no fear of running roughshod over us and spitting on our institutions and values. Not only won’t they face resistence, but our “leaders” will bend over backwards even further to accommodate them. These are the leaders this generation of Americans is cursed with having. We ought to be concerned about sensitivity towards the 9/11 families and other victims of jihad. Via Israpundit:
Bowing to Islamic Supremacy By Janet Levy, AMERICAN THINKER Resplendent in her royal blue hijab for an official appearance in Bangladesh on Sunday, Hillary Clinton proclaimed that she was deeply hurt by charges brought forth at a public forum that the United States was biased against Muslims. “It hurts me so much,” Clinton lamented. “It’s a painful perception to hear about, and I deeply regret that anyone believes that or propagates it.” Even for a woman who had no trouble during her husband’s tenure as president consorting with the father of modern terrorism, Yasser Arafat and his wife, Suha — recipient of the famous Clinton kiss — it is a remarkable statement. Hillary Clinton voiced no public distress over the findings of the last FBI report on religious hate crimes in the United States, which revealed that the overwhelming majority of hate crimes — 72% — target Jews, compared to just 8.4% for Muslims and 6.4% for Christians. Meanwhile, in the Indian subcontinent, Mrs. Clinton also failed to address the decades of oppression and massacres suffered by the Hindus of Bangladesh at the hands of Muslims and the abject discrimination, extortion, and threats that remain rampant today. Instead, under the guise freedom of religion, Clinton held a summit last December — the “Istanbul Process” — that actually promotes the global blasphemy law relentlessly pushed for over a decade by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation to combat “defamation of Islam.” Ironically, in the United States, a country with an exemplary record of upholding freedom of religion and little evidence of anti-Muslim discrimination, Clinton chooses to advocate on behalf of Islam. Clinton is not alone in her deference to Islam. This bending over backwards to appease and accommodate Muslims has been blatantly displayed throughout the recent arraignment of 9/11 terrorists at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (GITMO). What should have been a straightforward presentation of charges was instead a showcase for how we are compromising our rules and values in the face of the Islamic threat. Defense attorney Cheryl Bormann, sporting a black hijab and abaya in court, audaciously requested that the prosecution’s female paralegals and FBI agents dress with cultural sensitivity for enemy detainee defendants. Perhaps she was unaware that her call for respect is directed toward followers of a doctrine which commands men to beat wives who fail to meet their husbands’ sexual demands, mandates gender apartheid, allows men to enslave infidel women, sanctions female genital mutilation, allows a husband coital relations with his wife up to six hours following her death, demands the stoning of women suspected of adultery, and requires four male witnesses to corroborate a woman’s accusation of rape.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Islamic Gang in Britain Raped Non-muslim White Girls

Vulnerable little girls in Britain did not receive any protection from predators because authorities cowered in fear of being called racist or of coming into any kind of conflict with the muslim community. This situation reveals the current castrated state of Britain and the west in general. Muslim gangs have been allowed to run roughshod over Europe, engaging in sex trafficking, rape and committing other violent crimes at will, as well as imposing sharia law. They know they can impose their will on the west because westerners freeze in terror at the prospect of confronting them. It is beyond disgusting, shameful and disgraceful that little girls were thrown to the wolves by emasculated, castrated law enforcement figures who wanted to avoid any discomfort to themselves. Via Israpundit:
The Rochdale sex ring shows the horrific consequences of Britain’s ‘Islamophobia’ witch-hunt By MELANIE PHILLIPS So now we can see the outcome of the witch-hunt against ‘Islamophobia’. With the conviction of nine men for organised sexual crimes from rape to sex trafficking, the full horrific details of more than two decades of sexual violence against young, predominantly white girls living in children’s homes in the north of England have been revealed. The gang lured an officially estimated 47 girls (the figure may well be higher) aged 12 to 16 with gifts, alcohol and drugs before passing them around to have sex ‘with several men a day, several times a week’ in flats, houses, cars, taxis and kebab shops. After phone calls inviting them to come and have sex with a girl, men would turn up to do so by the taxi-load. One 13 year-old was forced to have sex with 20 men in one night. Police guard the entrance to Liverpool Crown Court, where the Rochdale sex gang was facing trial Terrible as all this is in itself, there is far worse. For this monstrous abuse could all have been stopped years ago. The authorities had evidence this was going on as long ago as 1991. The question immediately arises: how on earth could a blind eye have been turned to all this by the social services departments under whose care these girls were living, as well as by the police to whom they went for help? The answer is as clear as it is devastating. For these men were all Muslims: eight of them of Pakistani origin and one from Afghanistan. Early last year, the Times reported that 50 of the 56 men convicted in 17 street-grooming prosecutions from 13 northern towns and cities were Muslim. Identifying this particular behaviour meant identifying the particular community in these northern towns where it was being committed. And what paralysed these authorities was that, in politically correct Britain, no criticism is allowed to be made of religious or ethnic identities. The authorities could not allow themselves even to think there was a problem with any minority community. So they pretended the problem was not what it actually was. And so the child rape industry proceeded with repeated failures to prosecute.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hollande Win is Bad For French Jews

If France wants to continue with a socialist welfare state and further ruin its economy, as well as to go further down the path of islamization, then they have made their bed, let them lie in it. I hope French Jews are smart enough to make a bee line for Israel. Israpundit:
Hollande Win Will Boost Anti-Israel Left More French Jews are now considering aliya. Twice previous numbers. Hello to my American friends, As you know, the Socialist François Hollande won the presidential elections in France, last Sunday. It is a catastrophe for France. Hollande was elected by the Muslisms: a survey (of 10,000 Muslims) shows that 93% of the Muslims voted for him. As 2 million Muslims participated in this election, Hollande got 1,720,000 Muslim votes more than Sarkozy did: (0.93-0.07) x 2,000,000 = 1,720,000 But at the end, in the whole population, he got only 1,139,316 votes more than Sarkozy. So, without the Muslims’ votes, Sarkozy would have been re-elected. All the Muslim criminals feel now empowered. Criminality is already on the rise (1,700 cars were burnt in France for the first night). Muslims are screaming anti-French and anti-Jews watchwords in our streets. Veiled women, wearing the illegal burqa, are strolling in our streets. And, as if this wasn’t enough, Hollande wants to give to all the foreigners the right to vote in our elections!! France will face a very hard situation. We are heading for civil war in a few years. That’s the last news from occupied France. By Jonathan S. Tobin, COMMENTARY 05.01.2012 The head of the CRIF, the head of the umbrella group representing French Jewry, is coming under criticism for saying a victory for Socialist Party presidential candidate Francois Hollande is a potential disaster for Israel. Richard Prasquier stated in an opinion column published last week in Haaretz that anti-Israel elements within the Socialist Party will be able to exert disproportionate influence in a Hollande administration.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Muslims Riot in Germany

Whenever western freedoms come in conflict with islam, it is always the freedom of westerners that gives way. Instead of dealing effectively with violent jihadists, craven and cowardly politicians admonish critics of islam, demanding they stop expressing anything that is offensive to muslims. Even in Israel Jews are not allowed to pray on the Temple Mount for fear that enraged muslims will riot. In the sovereign Jewish state, Jews are denied freedom of religion on Judaism's holiest site. Free, civilized people are the ones being punished instead of the marauding jihadists. This is the current state of the "free" world. It is madness and it must end. Via Israpundit:
Germany yields to Salafists German Cartoon Riots: Clubs, Bottles and Stones by Soeren Kern, GATESTONE INSTITUTE Rather than cracking down on the Muslim extremists, however, the German authorities have sought to silence the peaceful critics of multicultural policies that allow the Salafists openly to preach violence and hate. In an explosion of violence that reflects the growing assertiveness of Salafists in Germany, on May 5th more than 500 radical Muslims attacked German police with bottles clubs, stones and other weapons in the city of Bonn, to protest cartoons they said were “offensive.” Rather than cracking down on the Muslim extremists, however, German authorities have sought to silence the peaceful critics of multicultural policies that allow the Salafists — who say they are committed to imposing Islamic Sharia law throughout Europe — openly to preach violence and hate. The clashes erupted when around 30 supporters of a conservative political party, PRO NRW, which is opposed to the further spread of Islam in Germany, participated in a campaign rally ahead of regional elections in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Some of those participating in the rally, which was held near the Saudi-run King Fahd Academy in the Mehlem district of Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, had been waving banners depicting the Islamic Prophet Mohammad (see photo here), to protest the Islamization of Germany. The rally swiftly disintegrated into violence (photos here and here) when hundreds of angry Salafists, who are opposed to any depiction of their prophet, began attacking the police, whose job it was to keep the two groups apart. In the final tally of the melee, 29 police officers were injured, two with serious stab wounds, and more than 100 Salafists were arrested, although most were later released. A 25-year-old German protester of Turkish origin, suspected of having stabbed the two police officers, remained in custody on suspicion of attempted homicide. According to Bonn’s police chief, Ursula Brohl-Sowa, “This was an explosion of violence such as we have not witnessed in a long time.” Germany’s intelligence and security agencies say they are closely monitoring the Salafists, who are increasingly viewed as posing a threat to German security. Salafism, a branch of radical Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia, seeks to establish an Islamic empire (Caliphate) across the Middle East, North Africa, Europe — and eventually the entire world. The Caliphate would be governed exclusively by Islamic Sharia law, which would apply both to Muslims and to non-Muslims. Salafists also believe, among other disconcerting doctrines, that democracies — governments made by men as opposed to theirs, which was made by the almighty — legitimately deserve to be destroyed.
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Jews and Socialism

Democrats pretend that they are generous because they support big government programs. True generocity is someone voluntarily giving to charity. Surveys show conservatives give more to charity than liberals. Giving of oneself is not socialism. But the government forcibly taking people's wealth and redistributing it to who the government deems should receive it, is socialism. And the latter IS evil. Jewish liberals need to understand the difference and should stop supporting democrats who advocate forcible redistribution of wealth.
The economics of Zionism By ZEV GOLAN 07/05/2012 Though Zionism was long identified with socialist kibbutzim, even they have been bailed out by taxpayers, are now building shopping centers. It’s ironic that Israel’s professional politicians, media and academia, as well as some of the self-appointed spokesmen for last summer’s protestors, are almost all working vigorously to oppose managerial remuneration, the social gap, manpower agencies, Welfare to Work programs and banks and their profits. It’s ironic because all these ideas were brought to Zion by none other than Theodor Herzl. Herzl spoke from the heights of political and economic vision, where the air was too clear for the resentment of Occupy Wall Street or Occupy Rothschild Blvd.; he dreamed of immigrants who would see wealthy homeowners living in mansions and try to build even fancier homes. He advocated the implementation of mass aliya by a private company, founded a bank and suggested manpower agencies connect unemployed workers with potential employers. Herzl and later Zionists who supported economic liberty had a tough fight. Louis Brandeis, a US Supreme Court Justice, helped raised large sums of money for Zionist activity, and he was a firm believer the money should be used efficiently. The Jewish community in Eretz Israel was “not in need of charity, but of capital... to continue that life of self-support and self-respect which had won the admiration of all,” he wrote. When the Zionist movement tasked its official fund with mixing investments and charity, Brandeis was forced out and he eventually set up a separate investment fund that helped create a mortgage and credit bank. “The highest work that can be done,” explained Brandeis, “is to earn a living in Palestine.” The establishment gave less than 10 percent of its funds to industry, urban settlement and investments, but from 1918-29, 73% of the money invested in Eretz Israel was private, and from 1930-37, 84 percent. The private sector built most of the country. Ze’ev Jabotinsky was another major figure in the Zionist movement opposed by the establishment because of, among other things, his support for economic freedom.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

NIF's Treasonous Activities

This is repulsive. NIF and the groups they fund are nothing short of treasonous. I don’t know why Israel allows their subversive activities to go on. Their very purpose is to undermine the security of the Jewish state and end its very existence. At least what should be done is to defeat the left at its own game and infiltrate these organizations to destroy them from within.
New Israel Fund is a disgrace NGO Monitor . What is hiding behind the legal, scholarly disguise…, is it not thatits real purpose is de-legitimizing the state of Israel, while threatening…to employ ‘universal jurisdiction’” – High Court of Justice decision rejecting case brought by NIF-grantee Adalah . NGO Monitor’s previous report on the New Israel Fund (NIF) was published in September 2011 and examined NIF’s financial report for 2010 (see Appendix 1 for more details). Key developments in the activities and rhetoric of NIF and its grantees since that time are analyzed below. . NIF has still not published financial reports for 2011. Partial information includes: •In 2012, NIF is providing $60,000 to +972mag, a website that publishes bloggers that use apartheid rhetoric (details below). •Incoming NIF president Brian Lurie wrote an op-ed stating that NIF had ended funding for Mada al-Carmel (see Appendix 2). No details on this reversal are available, including the failure to act for two years after NGO Monitor’s analysis showed the core contradiction between Mada al-Carmel’s activities and NIF guidelines. NIF has also not revealed what, if any, changes have been made to prevent similar cases. Polarizing Rhetoric, Hypocritical Behavior NIF’s rhetoric, activities, and publications regarding Israel are often divisive and destructive, including stereotyping of minorities and critics, in contrast to NIF’s claimed progressive objectives. •On April 18, 2012, NIF launched a campaign, alleging widespread gender discrimination and headlined “What Happens When Extremism Crowds Out Equality and Democracy in Israel?,” with a full page ad inthe New York Times. The rhetoric and imagery regarding Israel were entirely negative, including the tendentious allegation that “Israel may be changing into a place many of us would no longer recognize.” •In parallel, NIF CEO Daniel Sokatch wrote, “some of what [a long-time NIF donor] saw in Tehran was also happening in Jerusalem: gender segregated buses, the removal of women’s images from the public sphere, laws designed to limit freedom of expression.” •While NIF’s campaign targets “religious extremists,” NIF does not mention documented sexual harassment and assault of women during left-wing protests (see Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement below). This raises issues of moral inconsistency and hypocrisy. •The NIF-Israel version of this campaign is radically different, primarily focusing on NIF’s positive contributions – in sharp contrast to the negativity, divisiveness, and tendentious allegations of the American version. The images used in the Israeli campaign feature social protest and coexistence themes.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #358 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Beneath the Wings.

No Risk in Being a Critic of Israel

Critics of Israel pretend they are being courageous, however are they the ones under constant protection from bodyguards whenever they are out in public? Well critics of islam like Geert Wilders of Holland and the Danish cartoonists have to live their lives going from safehouse to safehouse and be under constant protection. So spare me the the tripe from the likes of Paul Krugman who proclaim that Peter Beinart is "courageously" taking on the Zionist lobby. Fresno Zionism:
Paul Krugman’s “what must be said” Krugman: Beinart is a brave man The universal concealment of these facts, To which my silence subordinated itself, I sense as incriminating lies And force–the punishment is promised As soon as it is ignored; The verdict of “anti-Semitism” is familiar. – Günter Grass, explaining how he will be punished for his ‘courage’ in saying “what must be said.” This could be the stupidest conceit of today’s Israel-haters: that they are breaking the silence, speaking out in a fresh and original way, daring to say things that others may be thinking but fear to put into words because of the terrible retribution of the Zionist conspiracy, which will destroy them by branding them as antisemites. The latest expression of this idiotic meme comes from the economist Paul Krugman, someone I have always admired despite his left-of-center politics. I will quote in full his remark, published today in the NY Times:
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Haaretz Wants Israel to Forgo its Jewish Identity

Haaretz wants Israel to relinquish its Jewish identity so that its Arab citizens don't have hurt feelings. Perhaps Haaretz would be comfortable if the Star of David on the Israeli flag would be replaced with the crescent. The Jewish liberal feels guilty that Israel defeated enemies who tried to destroy the Jewish state at its birth. They want the rest of Israeli Jews to feel guilty for fighting and winning instead of being willing victims of genocide. They wish the rest of Israeli Jews would feel the same shame over defeating its enemies and expressions of Jewish pride as the editors of Haaretz do. That is not going to happen. Such ideas cannot even be described as liberal, but are rather manifestations of deep psychological problems. Jews did not come to Israel and fight and die in order for the country to be a state of all its citizens, but in order to live freely AS JEWS, which in many cases they were not allowed to do in the nations they were born in. Via Israpundit
‘Haaretz’ vs the Jews By MARTIN SHERMAN, JPOST The success of the post-Zionist strategy hinges on breaking the sense of kinship between the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Sixtyfour years ago, they lost their land and their national honor… [their aversion to] the national anthem “Hatikva” – which talks of “a Jewish soul yearning” – should serve as an incentive for devising symbols and events with which all Israeli citizens can identify without being false to themselves. – Haaretz editorial, April 27 And the two words that are the most important are “Nefesh Yehudi” [A Jewish soul]”. When I hear those two words I know why I am here. I know what I am doing here. – An oleh in an Independence Day interview on the significance of “Hatikva” – April 26 It is not often that I find myself disagreeing with The Jerusalem Post’s Caroline B. Glick. Indeed, for many years I have had nothing but the highest regard for her intrepid and articulate defense of Israel and Zionist ideals. However, I am compelled to dispute the views articulated in her last column, “Post-Zionism is so 1990s,” in which she appears to convey the view that the threat of post-Zionism has waned into insignificance, or at least receded into obsolescence. Regrettably, this claim is misplaced and misleading, and although I sincerely wish she were right, I fear that her analysis is unrealistically optimistic and gravely underestimates the true danger.
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Jewish and Israeli Students Attacked by muslims in Toulouse

Jewish students in Toulouse, France were confronted by a gang of islamic supremacist thugs shouting for a Jewish genocide and they also took down an Israeli flag. The very existence of Israel is an offense to muslims. That the Jews won back their homeland from islamic imperialist conquerors is something that enrages the umma. Atlas:
Jewish and Israeli students attacked by Muslim thugs at Toulouse university event Always the same chant, always the same hate, always the same Islamic sanction of Jew-hatred. 1,400 years of "Khaybar Khaybar ya Yahud, Jaysh Muhammad sawfa ya'ud" (Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return).' ....when modern-day jihadists invoke Khaybar, they are doing much more than just recalling the glory days of Islam and its prophet. They are recalling an aggressive, surprise raid by Muhammad which resulted in the final eradication of the once considerable Jewish presence in Arabia. To the jihadists, Khaybar means the destruction of the Jews and the seizure of their property by the Muslims. That Khaybar is repeatedly invoked today as a historical model for Hizballah should be a matter of grave concern for Western analysts and policymakers. It should play a significant role in discussions of whether and how a ceasefire should be pursued, and how much of a Hizballah presence can be tolerated indefinitely in Lebanon. But because most Western analysts are still dogmatically committed to the proposition that Islam has nothing, or nothing important, to do with the present global unrest, they recuse themselves from considering such data. (Robert Spencer, FPM)
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Methodist Church Denies Jewish Rights to Judea and Samaria

The title of the article is misleading. Shame on the methodist church for passing motions calling for the boycott of products from Jews living in Judea and Samaria as well as calling for the ethnic cleansing of Jews from their homes in Judea and Samaria. There are no such people as "palestinians" or "palestine". The Times of Israel:
American Methodists vote against divesting from Israel US Methodist Church says it won’t cut relations with three companies tied to Israel’s control of West Bank May 3, 2012, 5:16 am1 Israeli police atop a Caterpillar bulldozer during a demonstration against the security barrier. (photo credit: Ahmad Gharabli / Flash90) WASHINGTON (JTA) – The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel. Two-thirds of the approximately 1,000 delegates to the conference voted Wednesday in Tampa, Florida, against a motion to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett-Packard. Divestment advocates claim that products manufactured by these companies are used to repress Palestinians. The conference passed motions opposing Jewish settlements in the West Bank, recommending the boycott of products manufactured in settlements, and investment in the Palestinian economy. Language that would have affirmed the Kairos Document prepared by Palestinian Christians endorsing divestment and boycotts and upholding armed resistance was removed from resolutions before they reached the floor. A number of groups, including one called United Methodist Kairos Response, had lobbied for the divestment language. Alex Joyner, the spokesman United Methodists for Constructive Peacemaking in Israel and Palestine, said in a statement that his group “had been actively opposing divestment and encouraging the more productive approach of negotiations and positive investments.”

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Insane Leftist Celebrities

Some day the rhetoric spewed by these rich leftist celebrities will come back to bite them in the ass when the OWS riffraff target them and their property.
Rhetoric Alert: Stephen King predicts decapitations coming for the rich if they don’t change their tune So there might be a little bit of hypocrisy coming from the media. In a new op-ed, Stephen King claims that the rich could be headed the way of Marie Antoinette, who “lost her head”, if they don’t change their tune and pay “their fair share” of taxes. Isn’t that just threatening people with a guillotine? It’s weird because not long ago Glenn was criticized for saying that “Occupy” would call for and bring about violence in the street – but I guess the media has no problem ignoring the violent rhetoric when it’s coming from someone like Stephen King. Surely they will pay attention when it’s not a celebrated author calling for violence, but rather anonymous masses carrying out their brand of vigilante justice in the streets. Writing for The Daily Beast, King said, “This has to happen if America is to remain strong and true to its ideals. It’s a practical necessity and a moral imperative. Last year during the Occupy movement, the conservatives who oppose tax equality saw the first real ripples of discontent. Their response was either Marie Antoinette (“Let them eat cake”) or Ebenezer Scrooge (“Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”). Short-sighted, gentlemen. Very short-sighted. If this situation isn’t fairly addressed, last year’s protests will just be the beginning. Scrooge changed his tune after the ghosts visited him. Marie Antoinette, on the other hand, lost her head.” Now, King is surely just being metaphorical in his statements above – but would anyone give a conservative the benefit of the doubt if they made comparable statements? Probably not.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hate Crimes Against Jews in Canada

CAIR and Jewish useful idiots like Abe Foxman and other Jewish liberals whine about a faux epidemic of islamophobia even as Jews are the most targeted religious group for hate crimes. Israpundit:
Antisemitism in Canada Remains at All-Time High B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO, 30 April 2012 – The Jewish community organization charged with monitoring antisemitism in Canada has announced that, once again, Canada has seen record levels of antisemitism according to its Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada’s annual Audit has been recognized for the past thirty years as an authoritative study of patterns of prejudice in the country. “The overarching ?nding of the report demonstrates a sustained, ongoing undercurrent of anti-Jewish bias in Canada, with appalling instances of harassment, vandalism and even violence,” said Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada. “Thirty years after the enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we continue to see rocks being thrown at synagogue and school windows, deaths threats being sent via social media, visible Jews being taunted and physically assaulted on route to their homes and places of worship and even a young Jewish girl’s hair being set on ?re. “Across Canada, 1,297 antisemitic incidents were reported to us. We can take no consolation from the negligible decrease of 0.7% over the previous year, when the antisemitism targeting Canadian Jews remains at such all-time high levels. In the thirty years since the League began documenting antisemitism, incidents have increased more than twenty-fold. “When Statistics Canada ?nds that yet again the Jewish community is the most targeted minority in hate crimes motivated by religion, we should be asking ‘why’. We cannot simply stand by passively when death threats are dismissed as insigni?cant, when targeting Jewish homes is described as ‘just kids acting out’, and when physical assaults are subsequently boasted about on Facebook. “We fully recognize that, in spite of our ?ndings, Canada today is one of the best places in the world for Jews, as all levels of government work with B’nai Brith and its League for Human Rights to suppress antisemitism throughout the country. Nevertheless, hate-mongering still ?nds a platform. Today, the League presented a 10-point action plan to address this problem.