Cher has upset Mormons by using a derogatory term in a Twitter attack on presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. The pop superstar, who is a fervent Democrat, sent out a tweet on Friday, urging President Obama and his aides to get organized or risk losing November's election to Republican Romney, who is a Mormon. Cher wrote, "I Feel if he (Obama) doesn't get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we'll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH (White House)." Her remarks have upset prominent members of the Mormon church, who wear formal garments known as "celestial underwear." The term "magic underwear" is considered offensive. RELATED: Outrageous Celebrity Demands Mormons took to Twitter in droves to take aim at Cher, with one calling her an "anti-Mormon bigot", and another stating, "I guess she is another example of a celebrity who surrounds themselves with people who always tell them what they want to hear so that they don't have to think before they speak or tweet in this case."
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I'm tired of super rich celebrity attacks on wealth and preaching wealth redistribution. I'm also tired of their gutless attacks and insults to Mormons and Evangelical Christians. They may imagine themselves as courageous for doing so, however Mormons and Evangelicals aren't going to issue fatwas calling for their deaths. The day they start criticizing the oppression, violence and brutality of islam is when I will laud them for their courage. In fact they hypocritically label critics of islam as bigoted and racist. But Christians, Mormons and Orthodox Jews are fair game for the left.
Friday, June 29, 2012
PA TV host prays to allah for the end of Israel. Broadcasts on "palestinian" tv regularly call for the annihilation of Israel. Not that the world is the least bit interested. They still want Israel to surrender territory to these genocidal cut-throats.
PA TV airs story of alleged CIA report that predicts end of Israel by 2022 TV host prays for realization of "CIA report" by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik Palestinian Authority television interviewed a Syrian journalist who claimed to have seen a top secret CIA memo from the Clinton administration. This CIA memo allegedly predicted that Israel would not survive beyond the year 2022. The PA TV host responded with a short prayer that this prediction should be fulfilled: Syrian journalist, Al-Bujayrami: "What I'm going to say, no one has ever heard. A report was submitted by the American Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, to former US President Clinton. It was written on the report: 'Eyes only.' 'Eyes only' means for the President's eyes only. No one else is allowed to see it." PA TV host: "Top secret." Al-Bujayrami: "It's more classified than 'top secret.' ... The CIA says [in this report]: 'If things continue as they are, we don't think that Israel will continue to exist after the year 2022...'" PA TV host: "By Allah, from your mouth to Allah!" [PA TV (Fatah), June 12, 2012] Click to view Palestinian Media Watch has reported that PA officials and the PA controlled media often present the image of a world without Israel and express the goal for Israel to be destroyed or cease to exist. The following are some recent examples: This recent op-ed in the PA daily expressed hope for Israel's destruction: "We remember you, all of Palestine. You are present within us... until we return to you, oh Haifa, Acre, and Jaffa, all of historical Palestine... and all the temporary ones [Israelis] will go away... May their [Israeli] independence collapse, and may Palestine come back to life." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2012] A cartoon in the official PA daily sent the message that the destiny of Palestinian youth is to destroy Israel when they grow up. In the cartoon, a mother shows her son a map that includes all of Israel and the PA areas, defined as "Palestine." The mother tells her son: "This is your bride... when you grow up you will know the dowry." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 31, 2012] In March of this year, the PA Minister of Social Affairs called for Palestinian unity so that the destruction of Israel can finally be achieved: PA Minister of Social Affairs Al-Masri: "We demand of everyone to push ahead with reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] and to end the state of division, so that we will be able to stand against the occupation, to halt its activities against our prisoners, and turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine - all of Palestine." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 9, 2012] In a broadcast from Al-Jazeera TV, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki stated that the "great goal" is to remove Israel from existence: " ...President [Mahmoud Abbas] understands, we understand, and everyone knows that it is impossible to realize the inspiring idea, or the great goal in one stroke. If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, if Israel uproots the settlements, 650,000 settlers, if Israel removes the (security) fence - what will be with Israel? Israel will come to an end. If I say that I want to remove it from existence, this will be great, great, [but] it is hard. This is not a [stated] policy. You can't say it to the world. You can say it to yourself." [Al-Jazeera, Sept. 23, 2011]
What I find perplexing is why don't these meshuga Neturei Karta traitors simply leave Israel since they are so opposed to Zionism? Perhaps they would feel more at home in a muslim country. FresnoZionism:
When does free speech become sedition? Neturei Karta leader Rabbi Moshe Hirsch shakes hands with the Devil, 2003 In a democratic state where freedom of expression is cherished, can we place limits on expression when the very foundation of that state is attacked? Is there a point at which the state can say “if that’s how you feel, go live somewhere else?” News item, Three members of the radical ultra-Orthodox sect Neturei Karta were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion that they had vandalized a Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial earlier this month as well as several additional sites commemorating fallen IDF soldiers in the Jordan Valley. “Hitler, thank you for the wonderful Holocaust” was one of the slogans spray painted some two weeks ago on the open campus of Yad Vashem, Israel’s main Holocaust memorial site… Judea and Samaria District Police found spray cans in the suspects’ homes as well as posters inciting against the state and PLO flags, Army Radio reported Tuesday… The three, aged 18, 26 and 27, call themselves the “Palestine Jews.” They confessed to the crimes and remarked that they had committed the act out of hatred toward the Zionist entity and the state. There is no doubt that if they are convicted of the crime of vandalism they should be punished. But is the state required to tolerate residents who express hatred of “the Zionist entity” in any form?continue reading
Thursday, June 28, 2012
This SC decision is a blow to liberty and disasterous for health care in America, and Justice Roberts is a disgrace. The only thing left is to repeal it. Therefore we must vote for a GOP majority in the House and Senate to even have a remote chance of doing that. Obama is a detriment to America both at home and internationally. He has governed every bit as radically as conservatives warned back in 2008 and were maligned for saying. From implementing socialism at home to supporting jihad abroad. I don't want to even imagine the damage he can do if given another four years.
How many more ways must Obama prove that he is an enemy of Israel before American Jews receive the message? Israel must become too powerful of a force to be disrespected and kicked to the curb. No one is telling China to get out of Tibet. Israpundit:
Shrinking US-Israel Security Cooperation Shoshana Bryen, GATESTONE INSTITUTE If the Administration had wanted to make the point the Israel is a valued partner in counterterrorism activities, it could have insisted that Israel be there or else moved the meeting. In light of increased sensitivity to intelligence leaks, it seemed innocuous – or even admirable – when the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) asked the Senate to remove a few words from the US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act: the “sense of the Senate” part of the bill included the sentence, “Expand already close intelligence cooperation, including satellite intelligence, with the Government of Israel;” ODNI wanted the words “including satellite intelligence” to go. An ODNI spokesman said it was “simply a matter of clarifying the intelligence aspects of the bill and being sensitive to the level of specificity of the language…nothing nefarious here, just more clear language.” Yeah, right. This is just the latest example of the Obama Administration making clear that it does not want to be seen as Israel’s partner in regional affairs – several of them predicated on Turkish desires. Despite Israel’s status as a Major Non-NATO ally, a NATO “partner” country, and a member of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue, Turkey is increasingly insistent that Israel be isolated and cut out. This surrender to Turkey — which Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for years been aggressively making ever more fundamentalist — coincides nicely with the Administration’s increasingly open courtship of Turkey’s Islamist-leaning and virulently anti-Israel Prime Minister and what appears to be the desire of the Administration to enhance security relations in the Arab-Muslim world as it dials back visible cooperation with Israel. This is no small matter. Israel’s security is threatened — above all by the refusal of the Arab States to accept that it is a legitimate, permanent part of the region in which it lives. For the U.S. or Turkey — formerly a partner in regional security – to distance themselves from Israeli security is to raise hopes among enemies that they will ultimately be able to threaten Israel without fear of a U.S. or NATO-allied response.continue reading
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Can the NY slimes be any more oblivous to reality? I guess they missed the speech where the “moderate” morsi shouted about making Jerusalem the capital of an islamic caliphate. Its funny how ordinary bloggers are able to access information that eludes professional journalists. Or more likely the establishment media isn’t interested in informing its readers of the truth, but in furthering their own ideological agenda, which includes denying islam is the problem and instead sees the problems of the region being caused by Israel and America. Via Israpundit:
Egypt: A Muslim Brotherhood President Does Not Prove That We Are All ‘Chimps’ by Barry Rubin, PJ MEDIA “I just can’t do what I done before/I just can’t beg you anymore/I’m gonna let you pass/And I’ll go last/Then time will tell just who fell/And who’s been left behind/When you go your way and I go mine.” –Bob Dylan, “Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” Muhammad al-Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, has become president of Egypt. But what does it mean to be president of Egypt? That’s the current question. Let me divide the discussion into two parts: What does this tell about “us” and what does this tell about Egypt and its future? First, what does it tell about the West? The answer is that there are things that can be learned and understood, leading to some predictive power, but unfortunately the current hegemonic elite and its worldview refuse to learn. Here’s the New York Times passing on what administration officials told its reporters: “The Obama administration, expressing relief on Sunday that the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate will be Egypt’s next president, voiced cautious optimism that the choice could keep the country’s rocky transition to democracy on track.” So we should be happy the Brotherhood won? I guess this means that if they lost the Brotherhood might riot, turn to violence, and Egypt’s democratic experiment would have failed. Now, however, we supposedly can feel okay because the Brotherhood will impose an anti-American Sharia state based on majority rule? So, apparently, the U.S. government is on the Muslim Brotherhood’s side. What could be more revealing than the words off Jacqueline Stevens in the New York Times: “Chimps randomly throwing darts at the possible outcomes would have done almost as well as the experts”? Well, it depends on which experts. Martin Kramer, one of those who was right all along about Egypt, has a choice selection of quotes from a certain kind of Middle East expert who was dead wrong. A near-infinite number of such quotes can be gathered from the pages of America’s most august newspapers.continue reading
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This is the Pam Geller speech about islamic Jew-hatred that the Jewish Federation of LA banned because of pressure from CAIR. We as a people have consistently been saddled with spineless leadership who are afraid of offending antisemites. These are groups who will reach out to muslim brotherhood front groups who call for the obliteration of Israel, but refuse to be associated with Pamela Geller. Given the ever increasingly depraved acts of evil that the fakestinians have committed over the years, from suicide bombings in crowds of Jews to slitting the throats of Jewish babies and children, they and their cause should have been delegitimized. It is the "palestinians" who should have been isolated and ostracized. Instead it is Israel that has been delegitimized, while the fakestinian cause has been given increasing legitimacy. Such is the completely irrational and morally bankrupt state of the free world.
Typical of euro and leftist hypocrites who think its fine to bar Jews altogether from areas controlled by the PA and even in parts of Jerusalem which is under Israeli sovereignty. Yet they cry discrimination when the state is slow to give building permits for “palestinians” in Israeli controlled area C. Israpundit:
Do the Arabs have the right to build settlements in Area C By Ted Belman YNET reorts Rights groups: State practices ‘zoning Apartheid’ Civil rights groups advocating for Palestinian residents of the Israeli-controlled territories of the West Bank have accused the State of discriminating against villages seeking to expand. For nearly two decades, a temporary agreement between Israel and the Palestinians has allowed the Jewish state to maintain full control of Area C, a territory that stretches across 62% of the West Bank and is inhabited by 50,000 Palestinians and over 300,000 Jewish settlers. It is important to point out that though the agreement was expected to be temporary, it would only end when the “final status” issues were agreed upon. This never happened due to the fault of the PA, and thus the agreement continues. Yes discrimation exists which suggests it is unlawful. But it isn’t. The Jews were given the right to settle this land and so they are permitted to do so. The rights of the Arabs are determined by the Oslo Accords which in no way gives the Arabs the right to settle in Area C. That’s why the writer stresses the agreement was a temporary one. He doesn’t want to be bound by it. Whether our High Court agrees with me is yet to be seen. The left-wing NGO’s argue: “The administration has a duty, as per the international humanitarian law, to protect the lives of the occupied territory’s residents, and to make changes in a manner that would raise their quality of life.” By doing so they resort to the humanitarian provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention. They may or may not be interpreting it correctly. The Outpost Committee Report, soon to be released, claims that the FGC does not apply. Furthermore, they allege a duty on Israel that simply doesn’t exist in international law. But that is not surprising as they do it all the time. But beyond that, the PLO, representing the Palestinians, entered into the Oslo Accords which supercedes the rights under the FGC. As such, both Israel and the Palestinians are bound by it. It does not give the Arabs the right to settle in Area C. The Rabbis for Human Rights organization has recently petitioned the High Court of Justice to restore the Palestinian rights to build in Area C. The matter has also drawn criticism from the international community, with the European Union issuing damning reports over what it claims are discriminatory policies.read the rest
Monday, June 25, 2012
It's enough that islam is waging war against us using violent and stealth jihad. But we have to contend with a subversive, treasonous media which acts as the jihadists PR arm. They don't need al jazeera and hamas tv when they have AP, Reuters, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, The Guardian, NY Times, LA Times etc. The best weapon the jihadists have is the western media. Atlas Shrugs:
Outrageous: AP turns slaughterers into "art" The latest MOAB in the information battle-space (the war of ideas) from an enemedia terror org, AP (Associated with Terrorists Press). Outrageous: AP turns terrorists into "art" Elder of ziyon Un-effing-believable. From The Daily Star/Lebanon: Seven Palestinians gathered in a home in the West Bank village of Bilin and displayed their improvised weapons of protest as AP photographer Oded Balilty snapped their portraits against a black backdrop. The images provide a rare look at the Palestinian stone throwers normally seen in the streets in action against Israeli soldiers.continued
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Obama's Jimmy Carter/Iran moment. Like Jimmy Carter did with Iran, Obama threw our ally under the bus to install a jihadist regime in Egypt. I don't believe its a mere coincidence that the Egyptian revolution began a year and a half after Obama spoke in Cairo with members of the banned muslim brotherhood present. Obama was signaling to them that he would stand with them if they overthrew Mubarak.
For those in Europe who demand Israel surrender what you mistakenly believe to be territory belonging to the “palestinians”, just know that you are next in line for jihadists fraudulent claims on territory once conquered by islam, such as Spain (Al Andalus), Sicily, the Italian Coast and the Balkans. They don’t have any more rights to Israel than they have to those places.
The West’s embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood Dore Gold Israel Hayom The announcement that the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsi, had won the presidential elections in Egypt may not have been final, but it nonetheless caused many across the Middle East to consider the implications of an Islamist victory in the most important and influential Arab state. In the West, it is doubtful that foreign ministries are in a state of shock, since there has been a growing readiness to accept the Muslim Brotherhood in recent years. In February 2011, James Clapper, U.S. President Barack Obama’s senior intelligence advisor made an embarrassing statement in front of the House Intelligence Committee, when he said: “The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’…is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaida as a perversion of Islam.” Three months later on its official website, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood condemned the U.S. for eliminating Osama bin Laden. Though Clapper somewhat retracted through a spokesman after his House appearance, his assessment about he Muslim Brotherhood appeared to reflect a growing shift in the U.S. foreign policy establishment that dates back to 2007, but became more prominent recently, especially after the fall of Mubarak. Thus at the end of June 2011, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained that the Obama administration was “continuing the approach of limited contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood that have existed on and off for about five or six years.” Clinton further explained that “it was in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful and committed to non-violence. …” But how was the Muslim Brotherhood seen in the Middle East? In 2005, a former Kuwaiti Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmad al-Rabi’, wrote in the Saudi-owned Asharq Alawsat: “The beginnings of all the religious terrorism that we are witnessing today were in the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology. …” He added that “all those who worked with bin Laden and al-Qaida went out under the mantle of the Muslim Brotherhood.” Two years later, Hussein Shobokshi, one of the leading Saudi columnists of Asharq Alawsat added “to this day the Muslim Brotherhood has brought nothing but fanaticism, divisions, and extremism, and in some cases bloodshed and killings.”continue reading
Saturday, June 23, 2012
CBS’s refusal to correct this story further exposes the media to be a dangerous, evil and subversive force in our society. They refuse to correct these mistakes precisely because they were not mistakes, but a deliberate intention to mislead and lie in order to demonize Israel and turn Americans against it. Why media outlets in free societies work to further the agenda of the world’s most evil forces against freedom and everything else that is good and decent, is something I have no answer to. Via Israpundit:
Pro-Israel Activists Voice Objections at CBS Shareholders Meeting By Larry Domnitch, AMERICAN THINKER It does not take sixty minutes, but a mere few moments to level a smear against an entire nation. The recent CBS 60 Minutes program on Israel and its falsely alleged mistreatment of Christians was nothing less than a version of a modern-day blood libel against the Jewish State. The program ignored the real facts and the realities, as well as the many testimonies of Muslim persecution against Christians in the PA territories. A letter by CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) director Andrea Levin to Jeffrey B. Fager, chairman of CBS News, quoted one such testimony by Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the guardian of the Roman Catholic Church’s property in the Holy Land, which appeared in the New York Sun in 2005. To wit, “[a]lmost every day — I repeat, almost every day — our communities are harassed by the Islamic extremists in these regions. And if it’s not the members of Hamas or Islamic Jihad, there are clashes with … the Palestinian Authority.” Program host Bob Simon described Israel’s security fence as “completely surrounding” Bethlehem, which is simply false. It is truly unfortunate, in light of the tragic persecution of Christians in so many Islamic nations, that 60 Minutes conjured up a spurious account in order to malign Israel, while disregarding those whose stories that truly need to be told. On May 24, at a CBS shareholders meeting, board members of CAMERA were in attendance to respond to the charges leveled in the program. A letter by Andrea Levin which was distributed just prior to the meeting expressed the organization’s goals: “Although we have attempted through Mr. Radcliffe to elicit corrections for a number of material errors and omissions, our efforts have been unsuccessful. These factual shortcomings do need to be rectified and we are writing once more to urge that CBS adhere to the fundamental tenets of journalism that require news reporting to be accurate and fair and that instances of false reporting be fully and forthrightly corrected — on the air.” When CBS called for a vote on the new directors, CAMERA board member Carol Greenwald arose and asked if CBS has a policy in line with standards of professional journalists which requires prompt corrections of factual issues. Another CAMERA board member, Richard Allen, then asked if CBS had taken into account the impact on earnings if CBS News lost the confidence of the public as an institution devoted to accurate and balanced reporting. CBS responded by attempting to whitewash the entire matter. The network’s general counsel replied that they had received 476 comments on that 60 Minutes program and that half of them were positive. However, information supplied by CAMERA which monitors complaints by viewers told a very different story, stating that the number of complaints was significantly higher. The organization Christians United for Israel (CUFI) had sent 29,602 e-mails within the first 24 hours of its “action alert,” and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs had sent 3,000, not even counting those of CAMERA and other individuals not affiliated with any of the aforementioned organizations. During the meeting, Greenwald read a statement reiterating the requests of CAMERA — namely, that CBS “go on the air and correct the calumny that Israel mistreats Christians” — and stated that CBS “needs to broadcast a correction that distinguishes between the violence towards Christians in the Palestinian Authority controlled territories and the security enjoyed by Christians in Israel.” Greenwald then continued, “We have provided an attachment which gives a brief litany of the horrors being visited upon Christians by Muslims in Muslim countries which puts the ridiculous accusations against Israel in perspective.” Many shareholders responded to statements by CAMERA members with applause. One individual thanked the CAMERA representatives and stated that she had been very upset by all the letters about the distorted 60 Minutes segment that were published in the newspaper, The Jewish Week. When the general counsel said Greenwald had to stop speaking because of time, several people called, out, “Let her talk, we want to hear what she has to say.” When Richard Allen said it was “too bad that CBS had decided to throw the Jews down the well[,]” Les Moonves, the president of CBS, responded that he was offended by that remark, which he denied was true. Allen countered that he was “sure that Moonves was offended and he should be because it was true.” The chairman of CAMERA’s board, Robert Weisberg, then spoke and told Moonves that he should not be “so defensive” about criticism of 60 Minutes because the problems were eminently “solvable by the Board of CBS.” Will CBS admit that its reporting was biased and offer a public correction? Not only have they not retracted the story, but the head of CBS news, Jeffrey Fager, wrote to CAMERA stating that CBS stands behind the story as fair reporting. So much for accuracy and accountability at CBS. Larry Domnitch is an educator and author. Page Printed from: at June 23, 2012 – 01:35:03 AM CDT
It is hard to come to any other conclusion except that Obama is purposely endangering Israel’s security. Israpundit:
Washington Backs Islamists as Sinai and Gaza Explode David Hornik, frontpagemag.com.. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Obama administration is “deeply concerned” by the Egyptian military regime’s having seized powers so as to prevent a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the country. Pentagon press secretary George Little said that “We…urge the [military] to relinquish power to civilian-elected authorities….” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that “We are particularly concerned by decisions that appear to prolong the military’s hold on power.” As the report notes, the military regime’s move is aimed at preventing the Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi—if he has indeed been elected—from “declaring war without the agreement of the ruling generals.” In other words, it’s a move aimed at preventing an Egyptian attack on Israel, the total collapse of Israeli-Egyptian peace, and a drastic regional destabilization. The generals are not acting against the Islamists because they’re wonderful people who love Israel and the West. They are, however, sane pragmatists who do not want Egypt, with its severe economic problems, to be dragged into a ruinous conflict. And for their efforts, the generals have the Obama administration up in arms and crying foul. How differently the situation is viewed in Israel is revealed by, for instance, veteran military analyst Alex Fishman, who wrote: “This is no longer the same Egypt. It is no longer the same border, the peace treaty is dying, and we better start to change our way of thinking.”continue reading See also: The Brotherhood’s useful idiots by Caroline Glick
Friday, June 22, 2012
Free nations should have a one-sided, pro-Israel approach to the Middle East. We should not be evenhanded between Israel and her genocidal, terrorist enemies. The problem with the west is moral ambiguity as expressed by people in high places like NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar. Thank goodness Stephen Harper is one of the few who doesn't share that worldview. This whole article has a sinister tone to it, as if they’ve uncovered some sort of wrongdoing committed on the part of the Harper government for increasing military ties with Israel. Israpundit:
Canada-Israel ‘solidarity’ includes defence partnership The Canadian Press Israel has received private assurances Canada stands ready to help defend the Jewish state, but just how far the Harper government intends to take that commitment remains unclear. Newly released documents say Defence Minister Peter MacKay told Israel’s top military commander, Maj.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, during a 2011 visit to the Middle East, that “a threat to Israel is a threat to Canada.” The statement came a year after cabinet colleague Peter Kent was upbraided as junior foreign affairs minister for telling a Toronto-based publication that “an attack on Israel would be considered an attack on Canada.” The declaration, appearing in an internal summary of MacKay’s trip to Israel, could have important implications given the increasing military co-operation between the two countries. Under the Harper government, Canada’s support of Israel has been unwavering, even in the face ofmounting international tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. When he met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Ottawa earlier this year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper emphasized Canada wants to see a peaceful resolution in the troubled region, but it’s unclear how far Canada has committed itself in the volatile region. A spokesman for MacKay said the defence minister’s comment was intended as an expression of support. “Minister MacKay was making a statement of political solidarity with the Israelis and reminding our friends there that they are not facing global security threats alone,” said Jay Paxton in an email. The Israeli embassy declined comment, but pointed to remarks Netanyahu made to Canadian-Jewish publications following a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama on March 5, 2012. “I appreciated the fact he made clear that when it comes to a nuclear-armed Iran, containment is simply not an option, and equally in my judgment, and perhaps most important of all, I appreciated the fact that he said Israel must be able to defend itself, by itself against any threat,” the Israeli prime minister said.continue reading
Religious tolerance should not extend to allowing terror tied mosques to remain active. Jihadists hide behind freedom of religion to operate with impunity. Atlas Shrugs:
Pamela Geller calls on FBI to close terror mosques Hamas-CAIR Calls on FBI to Investigate Pamela Geller Hamas-CAIR is demanding the FBI "investigate" me because I am calling for mosques to be monitored and closed if they are meeting places for Islamic terror activity. Stand for America against her enemies, incur the wrath of stealth jihadists. :) Yesterday, I rightly called for a jihadist mosque to be demolished because it was a hub of terror activity. That mosque should be closed. It is a threat to national security. It was a meeting place for jihadists and Islamic extremists. The Pakistani imam of the mosque, Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, was indicted in south Florida last year with providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban. He was the ringleader of a cell that was sending huge sums to terror organizations that had orchestrated attacks on American targets. Judicial watch reports more on the terror-tied imam and his jihad cell:continue reading
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Israel is not violating the rights of African migrants. No one has the "right" to remain in a country they entered illegally. Via Israpundit: From JPost:
51,000 Eritrean and Sudanese migrants who cannot be deported, as well as harming Israel’s image in the US. Israel has no diplomatic relations with Sudan, and the UN has declared that migrants from Eritrea cannot be deported because their lives would be in danger.This is nonsense. What he really means is that the Obama administration doesn’t approve. What can we expect from a president who disregarded the American people and Congress by granting amnesty to illegal aliens. Naturally he would not be expected to respect the sovereignty of Israel when he doesn’t even respect the American democratic process. We are having our own troubles with illegal aliens and therefore Americans can relate to Israel’s predicament. And if such a large country as ours is experiencing chaos from the influx of illegal aliens, I can imagine what such a tiny country like Israel is going through. Therefore Israel doesn’t have to worry about its image amongst the American people. Not that Americans are even paying attention to or are even aware of this story. The Obama regime needs to mind its own business when it comes to Israel’s internal affairs. And Israel needs to stop being so self-consious, worrying about what the international community is going to think over every move it makes. These countries have no concern how they are perceived in the world. The international community should stop examining Israel under a microscope and tend to their own affairs. Many countries, even European, are envious of the Jewish state’s enormous achievements for such a tiny state with no natural resources. They just wait for opportunities to find fault with it so they don’t have to feel so inadequate.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Pogroms against Jews continue in muslim-occupied France. The massacre of three Jewish children and a Rabbi in Toulouse by a devout muslim jihadist, has emboldened and inspired more hate crimes against Jews by devout muslims. As for the French authorities, it should come as no surprise that they are much too terrified and cowardly to punish the savages. To do so would inflame the muslim community. So history repeats itself in France and the Jews are sacrificed to appease the Jew-killers. Gatestone Institute:
Jew Hunting Season Open in France > > by Guy Millière > > June 19, 2012 at 4:30 am > > > These organizations remain blindly silent : for them, Muslims are "victims of racism" and therefore cannot be racist. > > France is presently prey to one of the worst waves of anti-Semitism in its history ; this wave is not receding, rather, it is intensifying. > > According to the annual report published by the Protection Service of the Jewish community, 2011 was a bad year; 2012 will be worse. > > Since the killing of three children and a rabbi in the courtyard of a school in Toulouse on March 19 by Mohamed Merah, the number of attacks against Jews has exponentiated. > > The vicious assault of three young Jews in Lyon on June 2 by a gang of ten men armed with hammers and iron bars was only the most visible and most obvious act among more than 150 other acts of the same kind in less than three months. > > Since then, in just two weeks, dozens of new attacks have occurred. In one of them, an eighty-three year old woman was beaten, raped and left for dead in a Marseilles stairwell. > > Most of the victims do not even go to the police: they know only too well that their complaint is likely to be dismissed. The police have orders: the risk of riots is in the mind of all those in authority. These orders are not transmitted in writing, of course ; their existence emerges when the police, angered by the role they are asked to play, organize protests. They are even more angry when they do their job and make arrests, only to see those arrested released by the judge even when the evidence provided is overwhelming. Judges also appear to have orders, also not transmitted in written form: some organize protests, others silently comply. > > Those who were arrested may then seek revenge against those who complained -- who will be protected by nobody. > > The situation has evolved as successive governments have accepted the existence and growth of no-go zones which are now effectively out of control. > > The situation has also evolved as nearly all politicians, left and right, submit to the omnipresence of political correctness. To them, those who commit crimes are not really guilty, but are "victims of society."continue reading
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Let me get this straight. Egypt has free reign to essentially wage war against Israel by proxy, but Israel cannot strike back because that would be encroaching on Egyptian territory? This is a load of crap. If Egypt allows hamas to use its territory to attack Israel, then Egypt itself is fair game and Israel has every right to chase down terrorists on Egyptian territory and yes, even shoot Egyptian soldiers who attempt to stop them. Just as we went to war in Afghanistan because that country allowed al qaeda to use its territory to wage war on America. And we didn't just go after al qaeda but the taliban regime itself. Israel must stop worrying about world opinion. The international community will never permit Israel to defend itself under any circumstances. To listen to the international community is suicidal.
And Now It Begins: Attack From Egypt Signals Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas Jihad Against Israel By Barry Rubin June 18th, 2012 http://www.gloria-center.org/2012/06/and-now-it-begins-attack-from-egypt-signals-muslim-brotherhood-hamas-jihad-against-israel/ GLORIA Center Scholars are available to the media for comment on the situation in Egypt. Please contact Gregg Roman by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone +972-54-678-5250 if you would like to arrange an interview. A well-organized, well-equipped group of terrorists has attacked Israel from Egyptian territory Monday morning, possibly the second such Egyptian-assisted assault in a week. An armed squad of two men—said to be Hamas, though this is not confirmed—crossed the border after travelling 30 miles from the Gaza Strip through Egyptian territory. They wore flak jackets, camouflaged uniforms, and carried a large amounts of explosives. Members of their support team remained on the Egyptian side of the border. The two men hid by Israel’s highway 12, near an area called White River Lake. When two vehicles came by, carrying workers finishing up a security fence to guard against just such attacks, they set off a bomb that had been placed on the roadway and fired a rocket-propelled grenade. Both missed but bullets from a Kalashnikov hit one of the vehicles which flipped over. One Israeli, an ethnic Arab labor contractor, was killed, two or three terrorists have been shot dead. Within minutes, Israeli soldiers arrived and fired on the terrorists. Their bullets blew up a suicide vest being worn by one of them, killing two of the attackers. This event follows a report in Haaretz newspaper, attributed to Israeli security officials, that the Muslim Brotherhood had asked Hamas to attack Israel. According to the story, an Egyptian Bedouin unit was given the job of firing a rocket, which landed in open ground in southern Israel. This story was not picked up by other Israeli newspapers, suggesting either that it was wrong or that it had been a security leak which the army had then stopped.continue reading
Monday, June 18, 2012
Clearly, when it comes to confronting the stealth jihad, many conservatives have become part of the problem. They use the language of the left to attack and demonize American patriots who are fighting to prevent the encroachment of sharia into our legal system. This threat is real and not something to be mocked and dismissed by elites on both sides of the political spectrum. Liberals deny there's anything wrong with islam at all and blame islamic terrorism on ourselves and Israel. A number of conservatives think that the problem only lies with "radical" islam and are waiting for the fabled masses of "moderate" muslims practicing imaginary "moderate" islam, to save us. Atlas Shrugs:
National Review Comes Out for Sharia by Robert Spencer Last week National Review published an article by Matthew Schmitz, deputy editor of First Things, claiming that “the anti-sharia movement in this country…endangers our national security by alienating loyal Muslim citizens and assaults religious liberty.” It’s unfortunate, but not surprising, that a publication whose editors Ann Coulter long ago famously labeled “girly men” would take such an ill-informed and wrongheaded stance – a stance that ultimately threatens the freedom of all Americans. Schmitz takes issue with Kansas for passing a new law that “forbids courts and agencies to respect contracts drawn up under ‘any law, legal code or system of a jurisdiction outside of any state or territory of the United States, including, but not limited to, international organizations and tribunals’ if the legal system does not grant the same ‘fundamental liberties, rights and privileges granted under the United States and Kansas constitutions.’” Sharia obviously does not grant those liberties, so what could possibly be wrong with that? Schmitz concedes that Islamic law “does not grant all the rights that the U.S. Constitution does,” but he goes on to claim that “neither does Christian canon law or Jewish Halakhic law (or English or French law, for that matter).” Islamic law mandates denial of basic rights to women and non-Muslims, severe restrictions on the freedom of speech, death for apostates, warfare against unbelievers, stonings for adultery, amputations for theft, female genital mutilation, and polygamy, while Catholic canon law, Jewish Halakhic law, and English and French law do not, but this does not seem to trouble Schmitz. His main point is not that other legal systems are just as restrictive and unjust as Sharia, but that Sharia should be allowed to figure in American legal decisions when to consider it would not contradict American law: why, he asks, should a court be prevented “from honoring a contract made under the provisions of one of these ‘foreign’ legal systems if the contract does not itself violate any U.S. or state regulations, laws, or constitutional provisions?” Good question, but only if one accepts the talking points of Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S., such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). They claim that anti-Sharia laws would infringe upon Muslims’ First Amendment rights to practice their religion. As Schmitz puts it: “Under one reading of the Kansas law, a contract that makes reference to canon law or sharia — but is otherwise perfectly legal — would be thrown out, while an identical one that makes no such reference would be upheld.” The purpose of anti-Sharia laws, however, is not to stop Muslims from entering into voluntary contracts based on Sharia provisions that do not violate American law, but to stop the political and supremacist aspects of Islam that infringe upon the rights and freedoms of non-Muslims.continue reading
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The problem with Jewish liberals is that their politics are stuck in the 1940′s and 50′s. The enemies of Jews are no longer the devout Christians and the rednecks in pickup trucks with guns and confederate flags. The antisemites are coming from the very people Jewish liberals identify and associate with. They are the supposed “enlightened” acedemics from Harvard and Berkley etc. and in the newsrooms of the NY Times and the networks. These forces attack and demonize Jews and delegitimize the Jewish right to self-determination under the guise of “criticism” of Israel. Israpundit:
Why Do So Many American Jews Support Obama? [This article was commissioned and published by the Crethi Plethi blog in Belgium.] By Barry Rubin In the 2008 election, a remarkable 79 percent of American Jewish voters supported Barack Obama to be president of the United States. In 2012 this number is likely to fall by 20 to 25 percent but will remain a large majority. Why is this? In my book, Assimilation and Its Discontents, I discuss the underlying factors at far greater length and with supporting evidence. Here, I briefly present the key issues. Many of these are very long term. I am quite aware that counter-examples can be offered (e.g., Roosevelt’s failure to help Jewish refugees; the participation of some Jews in conservative movements and the Republican Party) but none of these were the principle factors shaping American Jewish consciousness. The European Background Seeking to assimilate or at least acculturate to European societies in the second half of the nineteenth century, the main strategy adopted by Jews was to prove to the masses that they were good people who should not be hated or oppressed. This was to be done by identifying with the people; supporting more rights and a better life for them. Jews would prove themselves to be altruistic, not putting forward their own demands. They would sacrifice themselves, when needed, for the country and its improvement. This strategy tended to make Jews liberal in Western European democratic societies and often revolutionary in Eastern European semi-feudal and dictatorial ones. In cultural and business terms, Jews were also modernist. They introduced capitalism; new methods of organization, cultural innovation, and similar things at odds with the way life had previously been lived, going against conservative views. Jews also often fell antagonized nationalist movements, whether they stuck to their own communities (Zionism, Bundism, Orthodoxy) or were internationalist (socialist or Communist), or backed the “wrong” nationalism (i.e., German culture in the Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian lands of Austria-Hungary). While the liberal, social democratic, and later Communist movements were open to Jewish participation, conservative movements—Christian-oriented, nationalist, and fearful of change—tended to be antisemitic. Jews were viewed as interlopers who wanted to subvert and transform the society and to destroy its traditions. Whether Jews were secular and modernizing or Orthodox and traditional, they were perceived as alien and unfriendly to conservative goals. Thus, by the early twentieth century, the identification of Jews with liberalism or leftism was already well-entrenched. Twentieth century events—notably the rise of antisemitic fascism—reinforced these connections.continue reading Also read: To Obama, Fool Me Once, Shame on You; Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me
Saturday, June 16, 2012
G-d bless Nina Rosenwald for her efforts in the counter jihad movement. Opposition to islam is being pro-freedom and human rights. By condemning Nina and others like her, the vile Max Blumenthal and other like-minded scoundrels are in effect defending jihad and sharia. They stand accused of giving aid to the slaughter, persecution and subjugation of non-muslims, and to defending female genital mutilation, “honor” murders etc. And of course supporting the destruction of Israel. The anti-Islamists should be honoured not maligned.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The bottom line is that Israel needs to become far too powerful to be messed with and its sovereignty disrespected. No one tells China to get out of Tibet, which is a real occupation and in which the Chinese are moving settlements in and replacing the native Tibetans. This in contrast to the false accusation of Israel being an occupying power and Jews living in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem as “illegal settlements”. No one tells France and Spain to give the Basques their own state. And no one is demanding Iran, Syria, Turkey and Iraq to stop occupying Kurdish territory and allow them statehood. Via Israpundit:
Dreamy foreign policies By Caroline Glick With her unbridled hostility towards Israel, the EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton provides us with an abject lesson in what happens when a government places its emotional aspirations above its national interests. Since the establishment of the State of Israel, many of Israel’s elite have aspired to be embraced by Europe. In recent years, nearly every government has voiced the hope of one day seeing Israel join the EU. To a significant degree, Israel’s decision to recognize the PLO in 1993 and negotiate with Yasser Arafat and his deputies was an attempt by Israel’s political class to win acceptance from the likes of Ashton and her continental comrades. For years the EU had criticized Israel for refusing to recognize the PLO. Until 1993, Israel’s leaders defied Europe because they could tell the difference between a national interest and an emotional aspiration and preferred the former over the latter. And now, Israel’s reward for preferring European love to our national interest and embracing our sworn enemy is Catherine Ashton. To put it mildly, Ashton is not a friend of Israel. Indeed, she is so ill-disposed against Israel that she seems unable to focus for long on anything other than bashing it. Her obsession was prominently displayed in March when she was unable to give an unqualified condemnation of the massacre of French Jewish children by a French Muslim. Ashton simply had to use her condemnation as yet another opportunity to bash Israel. Her preoccupation with Israel was again on display on Tuesday. During a boilerplate, vacuous speech about President Bashar Assad’s slaughter of his fellow Syrians, apropos of nothing the baroness launched into an unhinged, impassioned, and deeply dishonest frontal assault against Israel. The woman US President Barack Obama has empowered to lead the West’s negotiations with Iran regarding its illicit nuclear weapons program stood at the podium in the European Parliament and threw an anti-Israel temper tantrum. The same woman who couldn’t be bothered to finish her speech about Assad’s massacre of children, the same woman who is so excited about her Iranian negotiating partners’ body language that she doesn’t think it is necessary to give them an ultimatum about ending their quest for a nuclear bomb, seemed to lack a sufficiently harsh vocabulary to express her revulsion with Jewish “settlers.” As she put it, “We are also seriously concerned by recent and increasing incidents of settler violence which we all condemn.” It’s not clear what “recent and increasing incidents of settler violence” she was referring to. But in all likelihood, she didn’t have a specific incident in mind. She probably just figured that those sneaky Jews are always up to no good.continue reading
Thursday, June 14, 2012
What are the Jews of Europe thinking by continuing to remain there? Not only will they save themselves and ensure their future by moving to Israel, they will strengthen Israel economically and demographically. Europe is a dying civilization. Let the cowards wallow in their self-inflicted jihad and sharia hell. There’s no reason the Jews there have to go down with the rest when they have their own homeland. Via Israpundit:
The Last Days of Jews in the Islamicized Europe By Giulio Meotti, FrontPage A few days ago, security guards were patrolling the streets near Rome’s Jewish school with metal detectors, searching for possible explosive devices. Rome’s largest synagogue, one of the oldest in the world, today looks like a military outpost, with private guards and policemen at every corner. The Jewish school is also a “sterilized area,” protected by bodyguards and cameras, the windows plumbed with iron grates. I saw the same in the Jewish homes of Hebron and in the schools of Sderot, the Israeli city bombed by Hamas. The March attack at a Jewish school in Toulouse, which resembled that of Itamar (when an Israeli father, mother and three children were slaughtered in their beds by a Palestinian commando), triggered “an explosion” of anti-Semitic attacks across France. According with the Service de Protection de la Communauté Juive, more than 90 anti-Semitic incidents took place in France only in the 10 days that followed the shooting, which left four people dead. In total, 148 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in March and April. It’s an anti-Semithic pandemonium totally silenced by the European media. Anti-Semitism raises again its head in estern Europe. During the Holocaust, Europe dispatched its Jews to the gas chambers. Seventy years later, in the welfarist, multicultural and semi-Islamicized Europe, Jews have again come under attack. Enclaves of ultra-Orthodox Jews will likely survive in the main cities, but Jewish life as such has no future in Europe. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, the world’s leading Talmudic scholar, delivered this apocalyptic vision: “The Jewish community in Europe is dying.” All the recent polls say that a third of Europeans show very high levels of anti-Semitism, while over half of Europeans view the State of Israel as “the greatest threat to world peace.” For as comfortable as life might be in the arrondissements of Paris, the situation for the Jews will only worsen. A few days ago, Jews were nearly lynched in Lyon by an Arab mob armed with hammers and yelling “dirty Jews.” That’s why in the past few years, the number of French Jews immigrating to Israel has doubled. Hundreds of French Jews have bought apartments in Israel. It’s their “pied-a-terre” in case the situation gets darker in Europe. “Jews in France, you are in ranger, your place is in Israel,” read some banners brandished by French-Israelis during a ceremony in Tel Aviv honoring the victims of the pogrom of Toulouse. A few years ago, the UK paper Daily Telegraph ran a story under the title: “Is this the last generation of British Jews?”. The Jewish population in the United Kingdom, threatened by Melanie Phillips’ “Londonistan,” will decline to 240,000 in 2020, 180,000 in 2050, and 140,000 in 2080. The President of Austria’s Israelite Community, Ariel Muzicant, warns that the Jewish Community is also dying out: “If a miracle doesn’t happen soon, the Jewish community in Austria will no longer exist in the foreseeable future.” In Sweden, a country described by The Guardian as “the greatest success the world has known,” Jews are leaving big cities such as Malmö due to security reasons, in order to escape anti-Semitic attacks. Sixty percent of Dutch Jews are ready to pack up and leave the country. The cause is a boom of Islamic antisemitism in the famous multicultural Netherlands. Benjamin Jacobs, the country’s chief rabbi, declared to Arutz Sheva that “the future for Dutch Jewry is moving to Israel”. Jews are fleeing Antwerp, the city in Belgium once proudly called “the Northern Jerusalem.” Last autumn, the ancient synagogue of Weesp became the first synagogue in Europe since the Second World War to cancel Shabbat services due to threats to the safety of the faithful. There are more than 1,000 Jews in Oslo, but you never see them. Not one. Today anti-Semitic inscriptions are being drawn on building walls in Marseille, Nottingham, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin, Kiev, Barcelona and Rome. Jewish cemeteries are daily ransacked and Jews are attacked on the streets if they wear the kippahs. Europe is again approaching, as many prefer to avert their eyes, the horrible paroxysm of Jew-hatred that plunged the continent into its XX century abyss. In the current denationalized, universalist, third-worldist and secularized Europe, Zionism is casted as the cause of anti-Semitism, Bruxelles’ officials see the bombing of a synagogue in Paris as a reprisal for an Israeli incursion into Gaza, European ministers and MPs more and more call the Israelis “the new Nazis,” anti-Semitism is fading from the general consciousness and “Islamophobia” is declared the worst racism. In the old Europe that abandoned the internationalism of the proletariat for the transnationalism of the Islamic umma, there is no space for the Jews. Europe’s Arabized cosmopolitanism cultivates the fantasy of removing Israel from the Middle East. But Europe first will forsake and abandon its own post-Holocaust Jews. Only after Israel’s destruction the Jews will be allowed to return to their homeless status in France, England, Sweden, Germany. In Warsaw they might rebuild the ghetto, while from Baghdad to Haifa tens of thousands of miles will be covered only by the voice of Al Jazeera.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Can there be a greater example of the insane and morally bankrupt state of the world?
'Peace poll' considers Israel less peaceful than Syria Annual Global Peace Index ranks Israel 150th of 158 countries in terms of peacefulness • Peacefulness factors include number of wars fought as well as perceived criminality • Syria and Iran rank higher than Israel at 147th and 128th respectively • Least peaceful country, according to index, is Somalia. Israel Hayom Staff A Syrian woman holding an AK-47. Syria drops 41 spots but is still considered more peaceful than Israel. |Photo credit: AP A Syrian woman holding an AK-47. Syria drops 41 spots but is still considered more peaceful than Israel. |Photo credit: AP Only eight nations worldwide are less peaceful than Israel, and Syria, which daily sees massacres against civilians and opposition fighters, is not one of them, suggests the annual Global Peace Index, compiled by the global non-profit American-Australian research organization, Institute for Economics and Peace. The index, in existence since 2007, employs a panel of peace experts from institutes and think tanks. The panel factors a range of more than 20 indicators to score each of the 158 countries on the index and rank them accordingly. The factors include "number of external and internal wars fought" and "estimated deaths due to wars" in addition to factors like "levels of perceived criminality in society" and "likelihood of violent demonstrations." Israel ranks 150th while Iceland tops the list as the world's most peaceful country. Ranking less peaceful than Israel are Central African Republic, North Korea, Russia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and Somalia. Iceland is followed by New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Austria and Ireland in most peaceful end of the index. Almost all of Israel's neighbors in the Middle East are ranked more peaceful than the only democracy. Iran ranks 128, Lebanon ranks 136, Egypt ranks 111 despite its current instability and even Syria, where children are being massacred almost daily, ranks higher than Israel at 147 (dropping from 106 last year). http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4657
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Certainly mutual disdain for Israel is among the reasons why Obama is so cozy with Jew-hating, anti-American jihadist rat, erdogan, and who Obama declares to be his most trusted foreign leader. What more does Obama have to do to make clear his animosity towards America and Jews? And Israel should be taking covert actions to undermine erdogan. FresnoZionism:
Obama silent as Erdoğan erases Israel from family of nations Soulmates: President Obama giving a hug to Turkish Islamist PM Recep Erdoğan at G-20 meeting last November. Yesterday I wrote that the US had allowed Turkey to veto Israeli participation in a counterterrorism forum. This isn’t the first time. Raphael Ahren writes, Turkey has since [the Mavi Marmara affair] blocked Israeli participation in several international events. Last week, the World Economic Forum held a “special meeting” on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia in Istanbul. No Israeli officials were present, possibly because Erdoğan, who partially funded the conference, demanded that they not be invited. Last month, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu vetoed Israel’s participation in a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Chicago. Then, too, an Israeli diplomatic official said: “We didn’t plan on attending the summit anyway.” Considering that the Mavi Marmara affair was orchestrated by the Turkish regime, following other provocations — a visit by Hamas leader Haniyeh to Turkey in 2006 (and this year), and a theatrical display by Erdoğan in 2009 at the Davos economic forum, this behavior is not surprising. Turkey under Erdoğan’s AKP has made enmity with Israel a fundamental part of its program to become the major power in the Middle East, as US influence there fades. What is particularly interesting is the way the US, under Obama, seems to be playing along.continue reading
There is no persuading Europeans through the power of reason since they are beyond reasoning with. Jew-hatred is an indelible part of their societies. If they cannot be persuaded by the violent and stealth jihad which has come to their own lands, nothing will ever convince Europe to stand in solidarity with Jews and Israel.
Exposing anti-Semitism JUNE 8, 2012, 12:00 AM 1 Vic Alhadeff is chief executive officer of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies in Sydney, Australia IN the aftermath of 9/11, commentators proffered the view that finally the world would understand what Israel had endured since its establishment in 1948. So shocking was the assault on the iconic heart of the United States that people would comprehend what it was like to live with terrorism as a reality. Within minutes, conspiracy theories claimed that 4,000 Jews stayed away from the World Trade Center that Tuesday because they knew of the impending attack. In his recent book “Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation,” Robert Leiken cites a poll that found that 56 percent of British Muslims and 46 percent of French Muslims believe the Mossad, CIA or an agency other than Arab terrorists was responsible. Recently, Australian students asked a Jewish speaker why no Jews were killed on 9/11 (in fact, the number is estimated at 400 – 13 percent of the total number of casualties). One might be forgiven for assuming French Jewry would have experienced a wave of empathy after the murder of a rabbi and three children in Toulouse in March. After all, they were 8, 6 and 3, and one child shot after the killer caught her by the hair and fired at point-blank range. Mohammed Merah, who also killed three paratroopers, told police he regretted not having killed more people. He was “seeking revenge for Palestinian children and French military postings overseas,” and resented restrictions on Muslim girls wearing veils. Incredibly, instead of incurring sympathy, let alone solidarity, French Jews were targeted by an upsurge of aggression and hostility not experienced since the Gaza war. While the initial response from civil society — including some Muslim organizations — was horror, Merah became a role model. He had held France’s elite police at bay, brought its presidential election to a standstill, and was killed in combat. While his actions were sickening to most, to some they were heroic.continue reading
Monday, June 11, 2012
At the behest of Jew-hating skunk erdogan, Obama excludes Israel from the Global Counterterrorism Forum meeting. This is twisted since Israel is the most frontline nation targeted with terrorism and many of the muslim nations participating are themselves proliferators of terrorism. Keep in mind that Obama chose Turkey to be the forum's joint chair with the knowledge that erdogan would object to Israel's participation. This provides Obama cover for once again snubbing Israel. The Obama administration has shown in numerous ways its hostility toward Israel. I don't expect Jewish liberals to finally get the message. They will twist themselves into knots denying the obvious truth that Obama hates Israel.
US excludes Israel from anti-terror forum because of Turkey > Israel tried hard to obtain an invitation to the Global Counterterrorism > Forum meeting, and its exclusion has greatly disappointed officials in > Jerusalem. > 10 June 12 13:23, Ran Dagoni, Washington - Globes > http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000755761&fid=1725 > > The US blocked Israel's participation in the Global Counterterrorism Forum's > (GCTF) first meeting in Istanbul on Friday, even though Israel has one of > the most extensive experiences in counterterrorism in the world. A > pro-Israeli source in Washington told "Globes" that Israel was excluded from > the meeting because of fierce objections by Turkish President Recep Tayyip > Erdogan. > > Israel tried hard to obtain an invitation to the meeting, and its exclusion, > despite the tight US-Israeli intelligence ties, has greatly disappointed > officials in Jerusalem. > > The GCTF, one of the pillars of President Barack Obama's antiterrorism > campaign, was established in September 2011. The White House calls the forum > as a wise use of force against terrorism, and chose Turkey as the forum's > joint chair, together with the US. > > 29 countries are participating in the GCTF, ten of which are Arab and/or > Muslim countries: Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, > Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Other members > include China, Russia, India, and Western European countries. > > "The GCTF sought from the outset to bridge old and deep divides in the > international community between Western donor nations and Muslim majority > nations. And it has, I think, done that quite effectively," said a top US > official at the press briefing before the opening session. > > Republican politicians claim that, since one third of the GCTF's members are > Muslim countries, the Obama administration is trying to deepen ties with the > Muslim world at Israel's expense.continue reading See also: Hillary Clinton snubs Israel, apologizes for US counterterrorism
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Its more than obvious that the Obama administration dropped the religious freedom report in deference to the muslim brotherhood which it is courting. And its no coincidence that this was done a few months after Hillary met with the OIC behind closed doors. It is evil that the administration would throw persecuted religious minorities in muslim countries under the bus. But certainly not surprising since Obama has thrown Israel and others under the bus to appease islam. Via Israpundit:
Religious Freedom Disappears from State Department Human Rights Report By Jerry Gordan, New En glish Review May 24th the US State Department Released a delayed annual Report on Human Rights without any reference to Religious Freedom sections for countries swept up in the Arab Spring and others in the Muslim ummah. This smacks of compliance with Organization of Islamic Cooperation Islamaphobia diktats. Perhaps it is a reflection of last December’s Istanbul Process gathering on UNHRC Res/ 16/18 with OIC member nations, other foreign represetatives, US Department of Justice and Homeland Security repersentatives seeking best practices about ‘combating intelorance’ meaning criticism of Islam. The deracination of religious freedom findings, especially in OIC Muslim countries makes Christian and other endangered religious minorities virtual non-persons with no human rights under Shariah. This action on the part of the State Department means that the only governmental group responding to the lack of religious freedom in the Muslim world is the Congressionaly-chartered US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), that nearly didn’t receive a three year lease on life last December. When that the last USCIRF Annual report on Religlious Freedom was issued, it only covered 2010, just prior to the eruption of the Arab Spring. Is the Obama Administration sending a message about its priorities on Human rights – excluding something we thought paramount under our Constitution, religious freedom? This action is beyond apalling; it smacks of appeasement to the OIC. But that is nothing new from an Administration engaged in dilaogue with the Muslim Brotherhood here at home and more recently at the Saban Center Brookings Instiuttion 9th US -Islam World Forum in Qatar. This CNS report, “State Department Purges Religious Freedom Section from Its Human Rights Reports” notes the details of what the State Department did and criticisms from among other John Leo outgoing Chairman of the USCIRF and former US diplomat Thomas Farr:continue reading
Saturday, June 9, 2012
How can “palestinians” and their supporters claim that J&S belongs to them and that Israel is an illegal “occupier” since the “palestinians” never had sovereign claims to the territory in the first place? Those who don’t recognize J&S and Jerusalem as rightfully belonging to Israel are retroactively legtimizing Jordan’s illegal conquest, occupation and ethnic cleansing of Jews between 1948-1967. They also are essentially claiming that Israel was the aggressor in 1967 rather than the victim of a war of annihilation launched by multiple Arab nations against it. This is all a complete rewriting of history. The entire “palestinian” movement and their claims on Israeli territory and the portrayal of Israel as an unlawful occupier is a complete revision of history. The BDS movement at its heart is antisemitic. Boycotting products from “settlements” is no less a hostile act against Israel and Jews than it would be to boycott products coming from Tel Aviv. Minister for Foreign Affairs: No to an EU ban on Israeli Goods
On the 15th May 2012 Eamon Gilmore the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs suggested he may seek a EU wide boycott of Israeli settlement goods (more here). Israeli settlements are in Area C, Area C of the West Bank under the Oslo Accord was assigned to Israel. Area A and B was given to the Palestinian Authority to control. If Minister Gilmore wishes to seek a boycott of Israeli settlement goods,We seek an EU wide boycott of goods made in Western Sahara which is occupied by Morocco,Indonesian goods made in West Papua New Guinea and Chinese goods made in Tibet We urge Minister Gilmore,Minister Creighton and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs not to seek a boycott of Israeli goods ,instead they should look to build bridges between various communities in the Middle East. Singling out Israel will not secure a lasting peace.https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/minister-for-foreign-affairs-no-to-an-eu-ban-on-israeli-goods
The democrats have thrown Jews under the bus to placate muslims. Their campaigns are resorting to attacks on the patriotism of Jews while ironically courting muslim brotherhood front groups who are waging war on America. Sleezebag New Jersey Congressman, Bill Pascrell(D) was once a supporter of Israel. His district has a growing muslim population which has become increasingly politically influential. During this last primary while running against Steve Rothman, Pascrell’s muslim backers were making antisemitic attacks against Rothman with the tacit approval of Pascrell. It apparently worked since Pascrell won. The democrat party is on record as sanctioning antisemitism for political gain. Right now the GOP is good for the Jews, but I’m wondering how long that will last once the demographics in America favor muslims over Jews. At that point will the GOP also throw the Jews under the bus as Pascrell did?
Defeating the Jewish Alinskyites By Caroline Glick, JPOST Saul Alinsky, the godfather of subversive radical political action, had a very clear strategy for undermining and destroying his enemies: Infiltrate, divide and destroy. Since his disciple Barack Obama was elected US president in 2008, Alinsky’s impact on Obama has received a fair amount of attention. Less noticed has been the adoption of Alinsky’s methods by radical leftist Jews in the US and Israel for the purpose of undermining the American Jewish community on the one hand, and Israel’s nationalist camp on the other. This week we saw the impact of both campaigns. The striking weakness of the American Jewish community was exposed on Tuesday with the Democratic primary defeat of Rep. Steve Rothman in New Jersey. In Israel we saw the impact of the campaign to undermine and destroy the nationalist camp with the defeat of the proposed legislation aimed at saving the doomed Givat Haulpana neighborhood in Bet El. Ahead of the 2008 US presidential elections, the anti-Israel pressure group J Street made a sudden appearance. Claiming to be pro-Israel, the anti-Israel lobby set about neutralizing the power of the American Jewish community by undermining community solidarity. And it has succeeded brilliantly. Rothman is Jewish and a strong supporter of Israel. His defeat at the polls in New Jersey by Rep. Bill Pascrell owed in large part to openly anti-Semitic activism by Pascrell’s Muslim supporters. According to an investigative report of the primary campaign by the Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, in February Pascrell’s Muslim supporters began castigating Rothman and his supporters as disloyal Americans beholden only to Israel. Aref Assaf, president of the New Jersey-based American Arab Forum, published a column in the Newark Star Ledger titled, “Rothman is Israel’s Man in District 9.” He wrote, “As total and blind support becomes the only reason for choosing Rothman, voters who do not view the elections in this prism will need to take notice. Loyalty to a foreign flag is not loyalty to America’s [flag].” These deeply bigoted allegations against Rothman and his supporters were not challenged by Pascrell. Pascrell also did not challenge Arabic-language campaign posters produced by his supporters enjoining the “Arab diaspora community” to elect Pascrell, “the friend of the Arabs.” The poster touted the race as “the most important election in the history of the [Arab American] community.” Rather than challenge these anti-Semitic attacks, Pascrell enthusiastically courted the Muslim vote in his district. Pascrell was a signatory to what became known as the “Gaza-54 letter.” Spearheaded by J Street, the 2010 letter, signed by 54 Democratic congressmen, called on Obama to put pressure on Israel to end its “collective punishment” of residents of Hamas-controlled Gaza. Pascrell’s race was far from the only recent instance of anti-Semitism being employed by Democratic candidates to win their elections. In Connecticut’s 2006 Democratic Senate primary, anti-Semitic slurs and innuendos were prominent features of Ned Lamont’s successful race against Sen. Joseph Lieberman. Defeated in his party’s primary, Lieberman was forced to run as an Independent. He owed his reelection to Republican support.continue reading See also: Atlas
Friday, June 8, 2012
The State Department and any other government officials or politicians who cavort with CAIR, stand accused of sanctioning Jew-hatred and jihad. CAIR should at least be classified as a hate group although it goes beyond that, since its linked with the hamas terrorist group. Atlas:
"Dawud Walid, the Quran and Jews" by Daniel E. Rogell, IPT News June 4, 2012 The Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] may tout itself as an "organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims," and as group that was formed "to challenge anti-Muslim discrimination nationwide." But in fighting the good fight against hate, at least one of its regional leaders demonizes Jews as the source of Muslims' problems. "Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?" CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid asked in a May 25 sermon at the Islamic Organization of North America mosque in Warren, Mich. "They are the Jews, they are the Jews," he answered himself in Arabic. Aside from being one of CAIR's most visible spokesmen, Walid appears frequently in the media and has traveled abroad at least twice on trips paid by the State Department. During a 2010 trip to Mali, for example, he criticized treatment of Muslim Americans after 9/11, saying they "have been subjected to increased discrimination from racial and religious profiling by law enforcement." And he cast the 2009 shooting death of a Detroit imam as unjust, even though the imam refused orders to lay down his weapon and surrender, and then opened fire first after a police dog was sent in to subdue him. If it isn't the Jews incurring Allah's wrath by disobeying him, the hands of the pro-Israel lobby are undermining American Muslims and Palestinians alike, Walid claimed in his sermon. "One of the greatest social ills facing American today is Islamophobia, and anti-Muslim bigotry. And if you trace the organizations and the main advocates and activists in Islamophobia in America, you will see that all those organizations are pro-Israeli occupation organizations and activists," Walid said. "You will see every single last one. Do you know why? Because one of the leading Islamophobes by the name of Daniel Pipes, said the political empowerment of American Muslims is a direct threat to Israel." In fact, what Pipes said is that American Jews - not Israel - may be threatened by the "increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims, because they are so much led by an Islamist leadership." [Emphasis added] The "pro-Israeli occupation lobby that is connected to the Islamophobia network" is the reason why America experiences "more problems, more Islamophobia, more hate crimes, more desecration of mosques, more anti-Muslim activity" than other countries in North and South America, Walid said.continue reading
Thursday, June 7, 2012
To put it bluntly, these American Jewish liberals prefer Israelis willingly die because Israeli power and self-defense makes them uncomfortable within their social circle. Liberals only like Jews who are pitiful victims. I am perfectly comfortable with Israel wielding power. As to the supposed “innocent” victims of Israeli military operations, the terrorist groups thrive because they have the support of the civilian population. Teachers and parents incite murderous hatred of the Jews to their children and tell them that being killed in the process of massacring Jews is the highest honor they can achieve. Rather than being considered pariahs, jihadists who mass murder Jews and slit the throats of Jewish babies are venerated in "palestinian" society with ceremonies and the naming of streets and schools in their honor. Whenever a jihadist succeeds in carrying out the murder of Jews, "palestinians" erupt in jubilation in the streets and pass out candy. Reveling in genocidal Jew-hatred is an indelible part of “palestinian” and islamic culture overall. Its annoying that even writers who defend the use of Israeli military power have been conditioned to regard the fakestinian population which is not actually a member of a terror gang, as innocent. Via Israpundit:
The alternative to Jewish power By EVELYN GORDON, JPOST Terezin’s Jews scaled the heights of the human spirit. But it took an army to save their lives. Photo by: Courtesy Last week, the Israel Festival featured one of the most gripping productions I’ve ever seen. “Defiant Requiem” tells the story of the Terezin concentration camp, where in the midst of death, Jewish inmates clung to their humanity through an outpouring of artistic endeavor, including a full choral production of Verdi’s “Requiem.” So weak they could barely stand, so hungry they could barely concentrate, 150 inmates nevertheless rehearsed night after night, learning an extremely complex musical score by rote (since they only had one copy), and performed it to such a standard that the Nazis favored a visiting Red Cross delegation with a command performance. And after conductor Rafael Schachter’s first choir was deported to Auschwitz, he trained a second. And then a third. It was an incredible testament to the human spirit.But there’s a flip side to this story, as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted in an eloquent taped introduction: All their dedication and creative passion, their awe-inspiring retention of their humanity in the face of the greatest dehumanization machine in history, still wasn’t enough to save these Jews’ lives. Most of Terezin’s inmates died, either there or in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.For to save life, spirit alone doesn’t suffice: You also need power, in its rawest, ugliest form. When Schachter’s choir sang the Requiem’s plea for deliverance from eternal death, it was salvation from the eternal death of Terezin for which they prayed. But it took an army and a brutal war to answer that prayer. This is a truth most Israelis understand deep in their bones. But it’s one a growing number of American Jews seem increasingly uncomfortable with. And this has been a crucial factor in making many of them increasingly uncomfortable with Israel as well. The reason for their discomfort is obvious: Military power may save lives, but it can’t be wielded without violating other cherished moral principles. It’s unquestionably wrong to kill an innocent person, yet war inevitably produces civilian casualties, however hard armies may try to minimize them. It’s unquestionably wrong to punish the innocent for the sins of the guilty, yet checkpoints set up to catch the few bent on sowing deadly terror inevitably cause hardship to thousands of innocents. And the list could go on. There’s no happy medium whereby power can somehow be wielded without these negative consequences; it’s a head-on collision of values that forces everyone to choose sides. And increasingly, Israeli and American Jews are choosing opposite sides. Growing numbers of American Jews no longer believe the security benefits of military operations like Cast Lead in Gaza three years ago can justify the civilian casualties they cause. And they are even less convinced that security considerations can justify the hardships “the occupation” causes many innocent Palestinians, from restrictions on the movement of people and goods to arrest operations that sometimes end in casualties. To put it more starkly, they are uncomfortable with the image of Jews as “perpetrators” rather than victims: If power cannot be wielded without wronging others, they believe, then Jews should choose morality over power.continue reading
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I keep asking myself why Jews remain in Europe. The atmosphere over there mirrors that of the 1930's. There is no excuse to stay there since the Jews have a powerful country of their own to provide a safe haven. Upheaval is occuring in the Arab world, Iran is racing to acquire nuclear weapons capability, there are ongoing islamic terrorist plots against Europe and around the world and the masses of muslim immigrants are negatively effecting everyday life for Europeans, such as girls being raped, riots, car burnings and other acts of mayhem. On the other hand, Israel is enriching and healing the world with its scientific, technological and medical advancements. Israel is also involved in humanitarian operations whenever natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world and provides medical treatment for people around the world with organizations like Save a Heart. But in the warped minds of Europeans, they see the biggest danger to the world as Israel, and Jews are vilified and hated. Although there has been times when antisemitism in Europe lay dormant, it never goes away. Antisemitism is ingrained in Europeans. YNet:
Jewish state is Satan Op-ed: Jewish identity increasingly perceived as evil and murderous by Europeans Manfred Gerstenfeld In a book published in 1946 on the “Jewish question,” French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre concluded that the non-Jewish world largely determines “Who is a Jew.” He wrote that it was not God who had turned people into Jews. It was rather non-Jewish society which made people into Jews and thus created “the Jewish problem.” At first glance this may seem absurd. Yet at the time, the Germans had determined who was a Jew and who was not, in the countries they occupied. They used ethnic criteria for their genocidal campaigns. Thus for instance, Christians of Jewish descent were considered Jewish, even if they regarded themselves as Christians. They were also seen as Christians by their co-religionists and many others, including Jews. At that time, how Jews viewed themselves was at best a marginal issue concerning their identity. The Cambridge online dictionary offers a simple definition of identity: “The qualities of a person or group which make them different from others.” If one looks further into this issue, one realizes that Jewish identities are not only determined by what a person considers himself to be, but also by how other Jews view him and how the non-Jewish world regards him. The above statement by Sartre illustrates that the relative importance of these three perceptions is not equal in all periods of history. Nowadays, what non-Jews think about “who is a Jew” is becoming increasingly important, as it was before the Second World War. Distortion of identities is a complex phenomenon that also involves non-Jews. Dutch journalist Elma Drayer said that when she writes pro-Israeli articles, people often say to her: “’Mrs. Drayer, you must be Jewish.’ They think that only Jews can voice positions like I do. I would consider it an honor to be Jewish, but I’m not.” In 2004, Pasok, the Greek Socialist party, lost the parliamentary elections. Outgoing Prime Minister Simitis was referred to pejoratively as "the Jew Simitis" in a derogatory front page article in the pro-Pasok daily Avriani. His “being a Jew” was meant as an insult, as he had no bond, by descent or otherwise to Judaism.continue reading
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
What will it take to get through to the thick-headed, Israel-hating Europeans who demand the Jewish state surrender territory to jihadists in the belief that throwing Israel to the wolves will save themselves? There are far too many clueless fools in the west who believe were it not for Israel, there would no islamic terrorism. Of course they know next to nothing about islamic history and ideology. If their media were to even miraculously report about what is said in fakestinian mosques, media and schools, would Europeans stop supporting their nefarious cause? Its doubtful. Via Atlas: Memri:
Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, Dean of Koranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza: We Hope to Conquer Andalusia and the Vatican Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, dean of Koranic studies at the Islamic University of Gaza, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on May 25, 2012: Subhi Al-Yaziji: The conquest of Andalusia is an old dream, something Muslims proudly hope for and will continue to hope for in the future. [...] We place our hopes in Allah and trust that the day will come when our triumph will not be restricted to Palestine. Our hopes go beyond that – to raise the banner of the Caliphate over the Vatican, the "Rome" of today, in accordance with the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad: "Constantinople shall be conquered and then Rome." [...]
Monday, June 4, 2012
Oakland is the same city where longshoremen refused to unload an Israeli ship. No surprise they would have a day to honor a fake nationality created for the purpose of annihilating the Jewish state. Atlas:
Oppose Palestinian Proclamation Day in Alameda County, Calif. Tuesday The Supervisors of Alameda County intend to recognize a day for "Palestinians" (euphemism for Jew-hater) beginning this Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. Really? What's next? Auschwitz Proclamation day? It's the same thing. The mission of the mystical "Palestinian" narrative is the destruction of the tiny state of Israel so as to satiate the racism and Jewish genocide as commanded by quran. The same devout Muslim world that was aligned with Hitler during the shoah is itching to annihilate Israel for the very same reasons. Same people, same ideology, same racism, same savage. They opposed the Jewish people in Israel (Palestine) in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, when Muslims conducted pogrom after pogrom against Palestinian Jews. The Muslims engaged in war after war against Israel in the 50s, 60s, 70, 80s, 90s, and post Oslo. The Muslims refuse to accept a Jewish state.continue reading
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Like walt and mearsheimer, very few had ever heard of this skunk Beinart before writing his Israel-bashing work of fiction. I have to laugh at those who pretend it is risky to one’s career to attack Israel when in fact just the opposite is the case. Contrary to popular belief, Zionists have very little power and are the ones fighting for their side to be heard in the vast mob of anti-Israel voices in the media and on campus.
Richard Beinart and Peter Goldstone – Part I By MARTIN SHERMAN, JPOST A Palestinian family named the Ghawis lives on the street outside their home of fifty-three years, from which they were evicted to make room for Jewish settlers – Peter Beinart, “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” June 10, 2010 In two recent articles, I made the following statements: “Peter Beinart [has] for all intents and purposes declared political war on Israel.” Indeed he has. And, “There are only two possible explanations for [Beinart’s] actions: He is either sincere or he is not. If he is sincere, he is merely a ‘useful idiot,’ and he should be treated as such. If he is not, then he is engaging in activities that are intentionally detrimental to Israel. He is, therefore, an enemy – and should be treated as such.” Indeed he should. Beinart has placed himself in precisely the same category as another self-professed “dedicated Zionist” – Richard Goldstone. He should be treated in precisely the same manner – by both the Jewish establishment and Israeli officialdom. Noble or nefarious? We don’t know what motivates Beinart – whether he is merely silly but sincere, or whether he is actually sly and sinister. We can only infer what drives him from what he does, and what he says – and perhaps more important, from what he doesn’t. But in the final analysis, his intentions are less important than the consequences of his actions, which are deeply detrimental to Israel, the professed object of his devotion and affection. After all, for the vast majority of those who follow the Middle East conflict, there is little daylight between the charges Beinart hurls at Israel, Israelis, and the Israeli government and those of the Jewish state’s most visceral detractors. If any differences can be detected, they typically relate more to nuance rather than principle. Even if he does occasionally level some perfunctory reprimand at the Palestinians for their “recalcitrant” (read “brutal”/“ bloody”/“barbarous”) behavior – as if reluctantly discharging some distasteful but obligatory chore –he studiously avoids any policy-relevant conclusions Israel might conceivably be forced to draw from that behavior. Whether his unrelenting censure of Israel arises from benign but misguided concern or from calculated self-seeking malevolence, it is beyond dispute that Beinart has reaped immense rewards from his Israel-bashing.continue reading