… This phenomenon — attacking one set of Christians in response to another — has roots in Islamic law. The Pact of Omar, a foundational text for Islam’s treatment of dhimmis (i.e., non-Muslims who refused to convert after their lands were seized by Islam) makes this clear. The consequences of breaking any of the debilitating and humiliating conditions Christians were made to accept in order to be granted a degree of surety by the Muslim state were stark: “If we in any way violate these undertakings … we forfeit our covenant, and we become liable to the penalties for contumacy and sedition” — penalties that include enslavement, rape, and death. Moreover, the actions of the individual affect the entire group: everyone is under threat to ensure that everyone behaves. …
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Quote for the Week
- “If we don´t help these children, who will?”
Rabbi Menachem Schneerson (spiritual Leader of the Chabad Movement in a terse one sentence note to his emissaries, four years after the Chernobyl disaster. It says it all. [See item below])
* ‘Resilient and dynamic’; ‘[the] framework is coherent’; ‘unaffected by the global crisis and already improving’; [the] model is….performing well’; ‘already robust institutions are being strengthened’. We have a question, two in fact: Who’s doing the talking and what are they talking about? Just by coincidence we know the answers to both. Anthony Thomas – never heard of him? Neither had we – who is the VP of Moody’s Investment Services, probably the foremost credit rating company in the world, is who and the Israeli economy is what. So there we have it, folks. A scintillating summary of our economic well being without a figure in sight.
- Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to cancel his upcoming Bar-Ilan II speech and annex Area C in Judea and Samaria.
“The prime minister must cancel Bar-Ilan II and say one thing,” Dayan said. “That Bar-Ilan I is off the table – a Palestinian state will not arise.”
I totally agree with him. As I recently wrote Israel should go on offense and annex the settlements at least..
Caroline Glick lets loose on Israeli Governments since Oslo. She says Its time to choose.
Now the PA has again made the choice by signing the newest peace deal with Hamas. In a real sense, Netanyahu’s call for the PA to choose is the political equivalent a man telling his wife she must choose between him and her lover, after she has left home, shacked up and had 5 children with her new man.
It is a pathetic joke.
But worse than a pathetic joke, it is a national tragedy. It is a tragedy that after more than a decade of the PA choosing war with Israel and peace with Hamas, Israel’s leaders are still incapable of accepting reality and walking away. It is a tragedy that Israel’s leader cannot find the courage to say the joke of the peace process is really a deadly serious war process whose end is Israel’s destruction, and that Israel is done with playing along.
By Yisrael Ne’eman, Mid-East On Target
Recent events in Syria point to escalating violence between the secular Ba’athist led government of Bashar Assad and popular protests throughout the country. Over the past month and a half, over 500 demonstrators have been killed. Many believe the 40 year Assad family control of the country is slipping. There are several scenarios to the presently emerging civil conflict which could erupt into a civil war. Libya serves as an example with an estimated 30,000 killed (according to the Arab satellite TV station AlJazeera) however the Syrian episode is far more complicated, containing sweeping implications for the Middle East. The next week or so will prove critical and the possibility of events spinning out of control should not be ruled out.
All these opinions are in line with the position I took in The repercussions of a UN recognition of Palestine over two weeks ago. T. Belman
by Hillel Fendel, INN
Three well-known figures – Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, ex-Ambassador to Egypt Tzvi Maz’el, and Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan – answered this question for the weekly B’Sheva magazine, and Hevron Jewish Community David Wilder spoke up as well.
Ex-Ambassador to Egypt, Sweden and Romania Tzvi Maz’el:
We must deal with this on the diplomatic and informational levels… It appears that the Prime Minister is traveling to France and Great Britain to discuss this topic. In my opinion, he must make it clear to the Americans, Europeans, and others that convening the UN General Assembly [for this purpose] will strike a blow at all the agreements we have signed with the [PA], which determined that all problems and issues that arise between us and them… must be solved in direct talks between the sides. When a foreign body such as the UN decides on the establishment of a Palestinian state, it essentially voids the Oslo Agreements of their content. In such a case, Israel will have to act unilaterally to protect its interests, without coordinating with the PA as we do today…
By Ted Belman
Egypt’s Foreign Minister said yesterday that preparations were underway to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis.
He told al Jazeera that within seven to 10 days, steps will be taken in order to alleviate the “blockade and suffering of the Palestinian nation.”
- “Rafah’s opening would be a violation of an agreement reached in 2005 between the United States, Israel, Egypt, and the European Union, which gives EU monitors access to the crossing. The monitors were to reassure Israel that weapons and militants wouldn’t get into Gaza after its pullout from the territory in the fall of 2005. “
By Andrew L. Jaffee, netwmd.com
The UNRWA Workers Union, whose members are paid with U.S. tax dollars, are “‘adamantly opposed’ to Holocaust education that will ‘confuse the thinking’ of [Palestinian] children.” Isn’t that special. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW):
Delores Testerman is an expert on these sort of things and blogs at The Left-Out News . She sent this to me.
The video below was taken down so I have created a 13 page pdf showing the layers – you may view or download it here or click the preview picture below.
Obama Birth Certificate fraud video MUST SEE!!! This video was taken down!
NOTE: I am also a pro graphic designer, and this video is absolutely right!!! Someone has CREATED this and it is a FAKE!!! If regular Americans did this they would be imprisoned!
Obama Birth Certificate Scam? 2011-04-27 Obama.mp4
Another expert showing the tampering!
See the supposed Birth certificate here
Note: … It says “Certificate of Live Birth.” NOT Birth certificate!!!!!
Game-changer: The next eligibility shoe to drop
Jerome Corsi’s ‘Where’s the Birth Certificate?’ book breaking sales records
Laura: The west has passively accepted islamic supremacism. The west passively accepts islamic imperialist revisions of history and claims to territory they have stolen from others, then destroy and build mosques in place. This is especially true of the Jewish state. Jews were shot by the PA terrorists masquerading as “police” at Joseph’s Tomb. This was met with silence and indifference by western governments and media. Publications which did cover the incident such as the NY Slimes implied it was the victims own fault for being at a place where they shouldn’t be, simply because islamic supremacists claim it as theirs. Never mind Joseph’s Tomb, Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs are among Judaism’s holiest sites, steeped in thousands of years of Jewish history. Never mind that Judaism preceeded islam by thousands of years. Nevertheless the world accepts the false claims of islamic imperialists to Jewish territory. UNESCO outrageously has given its approval for islamic supremacists to convert the Jewish holy sites of Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs into mosques. It is long past time for Israeli leaders to boldly stake Jewish claims to ALL of their land and holy sites. It is long past time for the west to aggressively resist islamic imperialism and supremacism.
Shooting Jews at Prayer
by Peggy Shapiro
Palestinian police shouting “Allahu akbar” opened fire on Jews praying
at Joseph’s Tomb Sunday, killing one and wounding four. The
worshippers were attacked as they were exiting the prayer site by PA
policemen, who according to the IDF “were fully aware that the men
they fired on were Israeli worshipers who were unarmed and posed no
threat…” The murder was followed by Palestinians rioting and burning
tires at Joseph’s Tomb
The attack is far from an aberration; it is an expectation of the
religious intolerance Jewish worshippers have received and can expect
if Palestinians gain their demands for control of Judaism’s holiest
Loving the Jews
By Aryeh Tepper, Jewish Ideas
Five years before Theodor Herzl published The Jewish State in 1896, an American Methodist lay leader named William Blackstone dreamed of the Jewish people’s returning to their ancestral homeland and rebuilding their ancient country. Blackstone translated his dream into a petition signed by 400 prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and a future president, William McKinley.
Presented to then-President Benjamin Harrison, the petition, known as the Blackstone Memorial, called for a conference of European powers that would pressure the Ottoman empire to surrender control of Palestine and turn it over to the Jews. Although the initiative failed to bear immediate fruit, a quarter-century later Louis Brandeis, then a nominee to the Supreme Court and already a leading figure in the American Zionist establishment, appealed to Blackstone to update the document and present it afresh to President Woodrow Wilson. Blackstone obliged, this time getting organizations and churches to sign on instead of public personalities. One signatory was the Presbyterian Church, of which Wilson happened to be a member.
Reports of a unity agreement between the twin terror movements occupying parts of the Land of Israel are deceptive, according to a report Thursday in Maariv. The newspaper’s Arab affairs expert, Amit Cohen, wrote that the disagreements that have been dividing Fatah and Hamas have not been resolved and that “unity” between the two is unlikely to hold up for very long.
The announcement about a unity deal is a cosmetic public diplomacy move, he estimated, designed to make the threat of a unilateral declaration of statehood by the Palestinian Authority in September more credible.
By Ted Belman
I just couldn’t believe the news that Obama had posted his long form birth certificate, but there it was. The MSM was touting it like crazy and dissing Trump and other “birthers” from questioning Obama’s birthpllace.
First of all I always remind readers that the issue is Obama eligibility, of which his birth location is only a part and whether Obama committed a felony which all his documents would disclose.
I just couldn’t believe that Obama would spend $2 million to protect himself from the “silliness” as he called it. There had to be more.
By Ted Belman
For those that have been holding out false hope, its over. Hamas and Fatah have negotiated a unification agreement under the auspices of Egypt and the Arab League. This agreement calls for elections in 8 to 12 months and precludes negotiations with Israel in the interim. They are working on setting up an interim government now.
Although this agreement is not yet finalized, it is clear that the change in government in Egypt made it possible. Egypt must have changed its conditions that were objectionable to Hamas.
Two weeks ago JPOST reported
Cinnamon Stillwell and Judith Greblya:
The field of Middle East studies is notorious for producing apologias for radical Islam, particularly where anti-Israel and, at times, anti-Semitic sentiment is concerned.
These same tendencies are also increasingly common in an unexpected sector of university life: Jewish studies. An open letter dated March 3, 2011, and signed by 30 University of California Jewish studies faculty members, is a case in point. …
… Duke University’s first Muslim chaplain, Abdullah Antepli … seems eager to join hands with others — Muslim, Christian, and secular — who express animosity toward this country and Western societies in general. … Two years ago, he was one of the main contributors to an Israel-bashing “teach-in,” at which he appeared to be complicit with two of his fellow speakers who denied the legitimacy of Israel’s existence and justified terrorist acts aimed at Israel. …
Good for Oren for writing this major article. I have long argued that Israel is an asset rather than a liability for the US. Especially now with the ME unrest. Ted Belman
The “realists” are wrong: America needs Israel now more than ever.
BY MICHAEL OREN, FOREIGN POLICY
What is the definition of an American ally? On an ideological level, an ally is a country that shares America’s values, reflects its founding spirit, and resonates with its people’s beliefs. Tactically, an ally stands with the United States through multiple conflicts and promotes its global vision. From its location at one strategic crossroads, an ally enhances American intelligence and defense capabilities, and provides ports and training for U.S. forces. Its army is formidable and unequivocally loyal to its democratic government. An ally helps secure America’s borders and assists in saving American lives on and off the battlefield. And an ally stimulates the U.S. economy through trade, technological innovation, and job creation.
A year ago I wrote Obama and Hamas and listed a very close relationship. Ted Belman
Obama has made it rather clear his first 3 years how he feels about Israel and it ain’t good. Early on in his presidency, he gave $900 million to the serial killer group Hamas, while rebuking and trying to intimidate Israel at every turn. Obama is in good company, however, since former President Jimmy Carter has urged Obama to remove Hamas from the Islamic terrorist list.
Let us look at the beautiful legacy of Hamas. Maybe Obama should give them another $900 million. USA Today outlines a series of achievements by Hamas.
On C4P I kept informing everyone of my opinion that the US shouldn’t be in Libya. I asked Palin to recalibrate. And she has done just that. Ted Belman
Sarah Palin’s Facebook Post Today.
Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers the public has been given so many conflicting statements on why we’re intervening in Libya that I apologize if I can’t keep up with the timing and rationale of your murky foreign policy positions.)
‘How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?’ Trump asked.
By MAGGIE HABERMAN
Donald Trump is upping the ante against President Barack Obama’s legitimacy, raising questions on Monday night about how the president was admitted to two Ivy League schools.
Trump openly questioned how Obama, who he said had been a “terrible student,” got accepted into Columbia University for undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School.
“I heard he was a terrible student, terrible,” Trump told the Associated Press in an interview, a claim he’s made in the past but one he doubled down on by suggesting he’s probing that area of the president’s life.
… Throughout the first day of the conference, denunciation of Israel as an “apartheid state” comparable with the formerly-segregated South Africa was obnoxiously common, as were claims that American Arabs and American Muslims face bias similar to that of ethnic Japanese in the Western U.S. and Canada subjected to internal relocation during WWII. Yet an even worse element of anti-Israel rhetoric was present: equating Israeli relations involving Palestinians and Arabs with slavery and segregation in the U.S. In doing so, the participants flaunted equal ignorance of Middle Eastern and American history. …