Looking at our situation objectively; For Israel to have even a modicum of security and so called secure borders it is obvious that Israel needs to expand her territory not contract them. Yamit
ISRAELS CRITICAL SECURITY NEEDS FOR A VIABLE PEACE
In light of a widening range of threats to Israel’s security, for the first time a group of senior Israeli generals has come together to outline the basic principles of a defense policy – rooted in a consensus spanning past and present Israeli governments – which is focused on Israel maintaining defensible borders.
The crisis over the Hamas flotilla to Gaza illustrates how some of Israel’s critical alliances in the Middle East are changing, especially its relationship with Turkey, and the importance of designing a defense policy that takes into account the uncertainties that Israel faces with many of its neighbors.
Recent events only underscore that it is critical for Israel to preserve the principle of defending itself by itself. Read More
Jews Wake Up! We Are All Targets And Under Attack! Start connecting the dots. Yamit
Time for Jews to Behave Like Madmen,
According to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s report, on the evening of August 26th three men, now identified as local Iranian Jews, were found murdered inside their apartment located on the 600 block of North Kings Road in West Hollywood.
The victims, who were found by Sheriff’s deputies shot to death, were identified as Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27; his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38; and Bernard Khalili, 27, said Craig Harvey, chief of investigations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Read More
by Gil Ronen
Terrorists murdered four Jewish civilians in a shooting attack at the Bani Naim junction just south of Hevron Tuesday evening. Emergency service paramedics could do nothing to save the victims whose bodeis were riddled with numerous bullets. The terrorists reportedly made sure their victims were dead by shooting them from close range after the initial fusillade.
According to report on Channel 2 television, the victims are two couples, and one of them is a pregnant woman. The IDF is combing the area, searching for the terrorists.
Initial reports said one of the victims had a license for a firearm that was suspended shortly before the attack.
Hamas and Fatah are blaming each other for the terror attack. Read More
The attack near Kiryat Arba sends a clear message that peace talks are not accepted by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, under direction from Iran. Read More
By Ted Belman
Recently I was surprised to learn that not all right wingers accept the New Demographic Study.
In my recent post, An expanded Israel will be both democratic and Jewish , I challenged Gadi Taub’s who also didn’t accept it. In response he wrote
- I saw your remarks on my NYT op-ed piece. And I agree that arguments – mine as yours – are only as good as the facts they rely on are. But the demographic studies you rely on, with which I am familiar, are considered highly unreliable by professional demographers. The One Million Person Gap is a politically motivated study, rather than a scientific one. I’ve quoted some professionals on this very briefly here.
By Ted Belman
In any imagined deal, except for Israel possibly accepting a token amount of “refugees”, everyone assumes they will resettle in the new Palestine. This may seem doable but in reality it would prevent a peaceful two-state solution from emerging.
Israel now has about 6.0 million Jews including those living east of the greenline and 1.5 million Arabs. Gaza and the West Bank have about have about 1.4 and 1.6 million Arabs respectively. In total there are 4.2 million Arabs in the combined territory. The total number of Arab refugees including their descendants exceed 4.2 million located as follows; 400,000 Lebanon, 400,000 in Syria, 2 million in Jordan some of whom have been given citizenship and the rest in Gaza and elsewhere.
The press and media are our enemy and must be monitored and called to order when caught manipulating and distorting the facts and our narrative. Honest Reporting, Camera, and our Charles Martel are all doing a credible job but others must do their part as well. The photo below symbolizes everything that is wrong in the media’s biased and distorted coverage of the Arabs’ war against Israel. Yamit
On September 30, 2000, The New York Times, Associated Press and other major media outlets published a photo of a young man — bloodied and battered — crouching beneath a club-wielding Israeli policeman. The caption identified him as a Palestinian victim of the recent riots — with the clear implication that the Israeli soldier was the one who beat him.
The victim’s true identity was revealed when Dr. Aaron Grossman of Chicago sent the following letter to the Times:
Regarding your picture on page A5 of the Israeli soldier and the Palestinian on the Temple Mount — that Palestinian is actually my son, Tuvia Grossman, a Jewish student from Chicago. He, and two of his friends, were pulled from their taxicab while traveling in Jerusalem, by a mob of Palestinian Arabs, and were severely beaten and stabbed.
That picture could not have been taken on the Temple Mount because there are no gas stations on the Temple Mount and certainly none with Hebrew lettering, like the one clearly seen behind the Israeli soldier attempting to protect my son from the mob. Read The whole Article Here
By Joel Gilbert, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS
[..] Though lacking a shred of evidence, President Obama insists there exists a “vast majority” of “moderate Muslims” who do share Western values. After all, part of the “story” is that “radical Muslims” are just a small group of former “moderate Muslims” who have been “radicalized,” as one can become a “radical Muslim” only through brainwashing.
Laura: How perverse is it that the president of the United States, the freest, most open and tolerant nation in the world, is placing Arizona before the UN Human Rights Council, to be judged by some of the world’s most vile human rights abusers, terrorist states and dictatorships which control it. This borders on treason. Did you ever think that we would have a president who deliberately acts to surrender America’s sovereignty to our sworn enemies? Can there still be any doubt that Barack Hussein Obama hates America?
Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports
Apparently Barack Obama is not content to make a federal case out of his immigration feud with Arizona; he just made it an international one.
The president’s first-ever report on U.S. human rights to the UN Human Rights Council contains a rich vein of offensive material. So far, one aspect has not been reported: our petty president used the situation to bash Arizona’s immigration law — and possibly transfer jurisdiction over the law from Arizona to the UN. Throughout the report, which sounds like an Obama campaign speech, the president discusses “the original flaw” of the U.S. Constitution, America’s tolerance for slavery, and his version of our long and despicable history of discriminating against and oppressing minorities, women, homosexuals, and the handicapped. After each complaint, he addresses how he is delivering us from ourselves, patting himself on the back for such initiatives as ending “torture,” promoting Affirmative Action, and passing health care legislation.
- “When the pursuit of peace becomes the entire objective of foreign policy, it becomes a weapon in the hands of the most ruthless. It produces moral disarmament.” —Henry Kissinger
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent announcement that peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which are set to resume on Thursday, “should resolve all final-status issues within one year” indicates such a profound misunderstanding of the complexity of the issues, the history of what has occurred until now, the fragility of the situation on the ground, and what actually lies at the heart of the disagreement, that it would be almost comical, if it weren’t so lethal.
A bit of recent history is in order. On July 25, 2000, the Israelis, led by Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and under the cajolery of President Bill Clinton, made a maximalist offer to Yasser Arafat in the summit known as Camp David II. That offer included up to 97 percent of the West Bank, all of Gaza (then in Israel’s hands), shared sovereignty of Jerusalem, and a “right of return” of thousands of Palestinian refugees or a compensatory package for refugees who could not be resettled.
Laura: The truth about the Glenn Beck rally is in stark contrast to the msm portrayal of it is as consisting of angry white racists. Among the participants was the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball player Albert Pujols. The putrid loudmouth chris matthews labeled the crowd at the Glenn Beck rally in DC as “little right wing boys and little right wing girls singing the praises of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin”. A CBS reporter approached an African American woman at the rally and said “there aren’t many minorities here, are there”. Those are just a couple of examples of how the leftist media is going out of its way to attempt to falsely portray the wonderful and uplifting Glenn Beck event as something ugly, divisive and racist. Yet it is the left which is truly ugly, divisive and racist.
Laura: The left has blood on its hands for being an accessory to all the murders being committed in the name of islam. Through their covering for the jihadis and aiding in the promotion of sharia, I hereby declare the left guilty for being accessories to the slaughter of non-muslims and the “honor” murders of women around the world.
by Phyllis Chesler, Pajamas Media
Demonstrators shaming and slandering those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque
Things are getting ugly and more surreal far more swiftly than anyone thought possible.
Just today, roving male vigilante squads are menacing women in Chechnya for not wearing headscarves during Ramadan; they are attacking women verbally, punching them, spraying them with paintballs, and taunting them with automatic rifles.
Erekat: Israeli religious figure urging genocide of Palestinians
Netanyahu distances himself from remarks by Shas spiritual leader who said earlier that all Palestinians should perish.
What did Ovadia Yosef say that is so earth shaking? They say similar things about us daily. Yamit
U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley condemns Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s ‘inflammatory’ statement that all Palestinians should perish.
By Natasha Mozgovaya and Haaretz Service
The United States on Sunday condemned remarks by the spiritual leader of Israel’s leading ultra-Orthodox party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who said the Palestinians should “perish”.
“We regret and condemn the inflammatory statements by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,” U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley. “These remarks are not only deeply offensive, but incitement such as this hurts the cause of peace.”
“As we move forward to relaunch peace negotiations, it is important that actions by people on all sides help to advance our effort, not hinder it.”
Yosef had said during his weekly Shabbat sermon that the Palestinians, namely Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, should perish from the world. Yosef, a founder of the Shas Party, also described Palestinians as evil, bitter enemies of Israel.
Cheap British not very humorous attempt at revisionist history through a PC pro Muslim Lens. Can’t offend our Muslims, even if inverting the truth is the result.YAMIT
“The Past Was Erased, The Erasure Was Forgotten, The Lie Became Truth.”
All that’s missing is the Hamas rat, Farfour, telling children that he’ll soon be a shahid at the hands of the evil Jooooos. Thanks to Vlad for putting this video up, it shows the lengths the al-BBC and the leftards will go in order to rewrite history, and laughably, using a very cheap version of Monty Python’s humour to do it. This is a really gross display of nonsense dressed in the garb of a history lesson. KGS
By Ted Belman
The NYT published an Op-Ed by Gadi Taub titled In Israel, Settling for Less
He warns the the religious settlers numbering 130,000 out of 500,000 settlers by their “actions could spell the end of the Israel we have known.” [..]
- The consequences of these differences are huge. If the settlers achieve their manifest goal — making Israel’s hold on the territories permanent — it will mean the de facto annexation of a huge Arab population and will force a decision about their status. In Israel proper, the Arab minority represents about a fifth of its 7.2 million citizens, and they have full legal equality. But between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, there are roughly equal numbers of Arabs and Jews today.
Dep. FM Ayalon addresses forum of international jurists hosted by the MFA
Last night, (Sunday, 29th August), Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon welcomed and addressed a large gathering of jurists and lawyers from around the world. The forum was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ayalon told the 150 jurists that Israel and the international community are facing new challenges. “The law has become a battlefield,” the Deputy Foreign Minister told the audience. “There is a war of interpretation of international law.”
“Israel’s enemies have embarked on the most wide-ranging delegitimization campaign in history; a campaign designed to undermine Israel’s right to exist, let alone its right to defend itself. This threat has many dimensions, and among the most important is the legal one. This new arena has cleverly been termed ‘lawfare’ – a strategy of using or misusing the law as a means to achieve military or political objectives.”
What’s a liberal to do when he’s lost the argument? Pull out the bigotry charge.
Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed.
Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40- year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the smalltown people, the “bitter” people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging “to guns or religion or” – this part is less remembered – “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.”
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, INN
California Republican candidate Carly Fiorina is headed for Israel in a move she hopes will give her an edge over incumbent Democratic and Jewish Senator Barbara Boxer. Both candidates bill themselves as “pro-Israel.”
The European Union is dying — not a dramatic or sudden death, but one so slow and steady that we may look across the Atlantic one day soon and realize that the project of European integration that we’ve taken for granted over the past half-century is no more.
Europe’s decline is partly economic. The financial crisis has taken a painful toll on many E.U. members, and high national debts and the uncertain health of the continent’s banks may mean more trouble ahead. But these woes pale in comparison with a more serious malady: From London to Berlin to Warsaw, Europe is experiencing a renationalization of political life, with countries clawing back the sovereignty they once willingly sacrificed in pursuit of a collective ideal.
What accounts for this madness? Charles Krauthammer notes a pattern: liberals have lost the argument in the court of public opinion. . . . What’s a liberal to do? Pull out the bigotry charge, the trump that preempts debate and gives no credit to the seriousness and substance of the contrary argument.” Read Here: The last refuge of a liberal
By Daled Amos!
In addressing the question of why in the US the liberal elite takes the side of the proponents of the Ground Zero mosque while hurling epithets at those who oppose it, James Taranto pinpoints the problem as being not Islamophobia, but Oikophobia: