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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. “
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
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
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.
This is the saddest Easter in the long epic of Arab Christianity: The cross is near extinction in the lands of its origin. The much-vaunted diversity of the Middle East is going to be reduced to the flat monotony of a single religion, Islam, and to a handful of languages.
In 1919, the Egyptian revolution adopted a green flag with the crescent and the cross. Both Muslims and Christians participated in the nationalist revolution against British colonialism. Now, according to the Egyptian Federation for Human Rights, more than 70 Christians a week are asking to leave the country due to Islamist threats.Read more …
By Ted Belman
A month ago, PEW Global did a poll in Egypt and found
“only 36 percent of Egyptians are in favor of maintaining the treaty, compared with 54 percent who would like to see it scrapped.”
“The conservative Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and the largely secular April 6 movement – two groups closely involved in the uprising, had the highest approval ratings in society, with over 70 percent seeing them in a very or somewhat favorable light.
“People also overwhelmingly approved of the army, which forced out Mubarak and is currently in the control of the country. ”
Daniel Pipes writes on the post-Mubarak Egypt and says that Mubarak is gone but the army is still in control.
Canada’s PM Stephen Harper at Hanukkah Lighting
Canada’s snap election for a new ruling government in Ottawa looms on May 2nd.
Canada’s Jewish population of approximately 380,000 constitutes less than 1% of our neighbor to the north’s population, yet there are several strategic ridings (election districts) in locations like Montreal’s Westmount , Thornhill and Toronto’s North York ridings that could have an important bearing on the likely re-election of Conservative party leader, PM Stephen Harper – a strong supporter of Israel. Harper is pitted against Michael Ignatieff, the Liberal party leader, who has spent much of his career at academic settings at Cambridge University in the U.K. and in the US at Harvard University with views that are not in synch with the support of many Canadian Jews for Israel. An Israel surrounded by tottering autocratic Arab regimes dissolving into Salafist Jihadism in the so-called Arab Awakening.
‘In the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation,” President Obama claimed during his 2009 Cairo speech. “That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.”
This statement contained two falsehoods. One, as I’ve previously detailed, was obvious: There are, in fact, no American laws or rules that make it harder for Muslims to give to charity. What we have are laws against material support of terrorism — against using devices like charitable fronts to channel money to jihadists. Those laws are not directed at Muslims. They apply to everyone but are applied most often to Muslims, because Muslims carry out most anti-American terrorism.
This excellent article draws inspiration for Eric Fromm’s Escape from Freedom. It also echoes the thoughts of Eric Hoffer’s The True Believer. They both espouse the idea that people with low self esteem further negate themselves by becoming “true believers” in a cause. In the end the cause is everything and they are nothing. Ted Belman
One of the most profound conundrums of our time is the passionate love affair carried on by the young inheritors of the liberal and presumably enlightened West with the totalitarian specimens of the Arab Middle East. They tend to be meltingly soft on Islam—the “religion of peace”—and, obviously, the chief beneficiaries of their misplaced adoration are the Palestinians. Our fellow travelers arrive in the Middle East’s ideological swamp where the terrorists eagerly await them, like crocodiles passing the mustard. Why Western advocates for justice, peace and democracy, as they like to style themselves, believe it could be otherwise almost beggars comprehension.
Samson Blinded reports,
The US, France, and Britain increased the intensity of their attacks on Libya and announced that they would not stop the air strikes until Gadhafi relinquishes power. Sixty Libyans were injured in such recent strike on Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli.
The West’s actions are pure terrorism: attacking another country without declaring war and without allowing it the right for reprisal attacks. It is also a case of illegal collective punishment, a military crime Britain and France accused Israel of in Gaza: pounding non-combatants to force government concessions.
The West openly ignores the UNSC resolution which limited the air strikes to protection of Libyan civilians.
Now if they would only let us pound the shit out of Gaza until Hamas relinquished power.