Francisco Gil-White’s thesis and research

By Ted Belman

Francisco Gil White monitors Israpundit closely. He often is extremely criticle of my postings usually because they don’t go far enough. When he read my article  Obama’s Islamist Connection and Agenda  he wrote:

    The problem with your argument is that it presupposes that there is something new in obama’s embrace of the MB. Not at all. US policy for over 30 years has been to sponsor consistently the growth of islamist radicalism. Remember my prediction that iran would not be attacked.

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October 31, 2012 | 6 Comments » | 276 views

Kosovo was a dry run for Palestine

The Road to Jenin
The Racak “massacre” hoax, and those whose honesty it places in doubt: Helena Ranta, NATO, the UN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Associated Press, and Human Rights Watch.

Historical and Investigative Research – last revised October 2005
by Francisco Gil-White

First published in Emperor’s Clothes (16 April 2003)


It appears at first that the title and the subtitle of this piece are not related, but they are, for the road to Jenin runs through Racak.

That may sound strange to those who know their geography because Jenin is a town in the West Bank, and Racak is a town in the Serbian province of Kosovo. But here’s the connection: the Serbian security forces were falsely accused of committing a massacre against Kosovo Albanians in Racak, and later the Israelis were falsely accused of committing a massacre against Arab civilians in Jenin. Both times, both places, the powers that be sent Helena Ranta, a Finish pathologist, to lie — her job was to give the accusations credence.

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October 31, 2012 | 1 Comments » | 199 views

Did the Muslim Brotherhood Really Win the Presidency in Egypt?

By Raymond Ibrahim, FPM

The one and only positive point that every Western commentator, beginning with Barrack Hussein Obama, has pointed to regarding the victory of an Islamist president in Egypt, is that it was done through democracy—through elections, fair and square.  It was the “will of the people” and so must be respected.

Yet, even that, too, is under question.  In fact, last week Ahmed Shafiq, Morsi’s secular opponent for the presidency, “filed a complaint with the public prosecution alleging numerous irregularities and violations during the presidential runoff elections held in June,” citing “specific instances of alleged forgery, such as rigging ballots and importing pens with removable ink to invalidate them.”

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October 31, 2012 | 2 Comments » | 144 views

U.S. nixes an independent Kurdistan

That will be the day when the US nixes Palestine because of its “friendship” with Israel. Ted Belman

By Shirzad Shikhani

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat – A Kurdish leader, speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the US administration has informed Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani that the US and Turkey will not support any efforts, on his part, to announce an independent Kurdish state.

He added “Washington informed Barzani of its support for dialogue with Baghdad, and recommended that he – along with Iraqi political leaders – seek to overcome this crisis and normalize relations between the Iraqi and Kurdish political forces in order to protect the democratic experience in Iraq.”

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October 31, 2012 | 3 Comments » | 156 views

Syria on a cliff edge between Assad and Al Qaeda


The collapse of the Eid al Adha truce brokered by UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi left Syria careering into unknown territory.

The powers which castigate Bashar Assad for butchering his people refuse to abandon their hands-off policy for clipping his wings. On this point, there is little difference between US President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney, except that the latter says Syrian rebels ought to be given heavy arms for defense against Assad’s army, tanks and air force.

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October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments » | 151 views

The Benghazi time line



First, the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was blamed on the YouTube video “Innocence of Muslims”. According to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, it caused a demonstration out in front of the U.S. Consulate that “began spontaneously” and “then spun out of control”,

    “The information, the best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. That what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video. People gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent and those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are quite common in post-revolutionary Libya and that then spun out of control.”

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October 31, 2012 | 2 Comments » | 181 views

Qatar is more active than you know

By Ted Belman

Here are three articles that each give you an account of what they are up to.

Qatar and Palestine to Israel: Reconciliation, Realignment or Adjustment?
This is a very informative article except for the vile, antisemitic attacks on Israel starting with the opening paragraph. It was written in the wake of the Qatar Emir’s visit to Gaza.

Why Qatar wants to invade Syria
By Pepe Escobar, ASIA TIMES Sept 26/12

Behind Qatar’s Intervention In Libya
Foreign Affairs Sept 28/11
Why Was Doha Such A Strong Supporter of The Rebels?

October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments » | 141 views

The Palestinianization of European Political Discourse

The fact that for the first time since the Nazis ruled Europe, Jews are being boycotted and sanctioned on a massive scale, is testament to the perverse success of the Palestinianization of Europe.

Richard Mather, View from UK, INN
The writer, a Noahide (ben Noach),

News that the European Union’s foreign policy representative, Catherine Ashton, joined an Arab olive harvest in the town of Ras Karkar, should be a cause for concern for all those who are worried about the EU’s inability to stay impartial in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

The fact that Ras Karkar is in Area C, which is under Israeli military and administrative control, is something of a propaganda coup for the Palestinians, who claim Ms Ashton’s visit is proof that that “this territory is not contested as Israel claims” and will “help us move to full Palestinian sovereignty.”

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October 30, 2012 | 48 Comments » | 168 views

Expert: PA Statehood Bid a ‘Political Suicide’

By Elad Benari, INN

The Palestinian Authority’s unilateral bid to the United Nations is a political suicide, Middle East expert Dr. Guy Bechor told Arutz Sheva on Monday.

Dr. Bechor said he believed the move by PA Chairman Abbas is motivated by his feeling that Hamas has become the true leader of the PA Arabs and that he has lost his power. This is reflected in the strengthening of ties between Hamas and the Egyptian government as well as last week’s visit to Gaza by the Emir of Qatar.

He noted that the United States has warned Abbas that going ahead with the unilateral initiative would result in the closing of the PLO office in the U.S., the end of American funding to the PA and that he will be considered persona non grata in the U.S. Abbas has also been warned of harsh Israeli measures as a result of the UN bid, such as curbing the flow of funds to the PA, a move which would mean the end of the PA financially.

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October 30, 2012 | 3 Comments » | 148 views

At War with Islam

In 2006, View from the Right posted an article called Separationist.  A year later it went one better and asked Is Separationism Too Liberal .

In the following article, “Westerner,” arguing that the Separationist policy does not go far enough, lays out a new, radical strategy for defending the West from Islam. As I have been saying since VFR started, I am interested in all reasonable proposals—meaning proposals based on reasoned argument, no matter how extreme they may appear—on how to protect our civilization from the religion of Muhammad.

by Westerner
In recent years, several knowledgeable writers—including Serge Trifkovic (The Sword of the Prophet) and Ibn Warraq (Why I am Not a Moslem)—have described what Islam is actually like, both in theory and in practice. It is not a religion of peace, but rather an intrinsically expansionist movement, and serious Moslems wish to establish the rule of Islam over the entire globe. They will accept temporary truces, but are resolutely determined to continue their struggle until total victory, and will utilize whatever methods are necessary to achieve that goal.

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October 29, 2012 | 38 Comments » | 165 views

Why Failed Terror Attack in Jordan Matters to U.S.

by Jonathan Schanzer, Pundicity

Jordan disrupted a major terrorist attack in Amman this month, and security services reportedly arrested 11 jihadis who intended to attack multiple targets – including the U.S. embassy and popular shopping areas – with heavy weaponry including car bombs and machine guns.

That the attack was thwarted comes as good news for this American ally, where King Abdullah’s rule has come under increasing pressure amid the Arab Spring. But the failed operation was also, in many respects, a witch’s brew of America’s most vexing policy challenges, raising questions about the path ahead.

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October 29, 2012 | 5 Comments » | 153 views

The Real Foreign-Policy Failure

Its the (Islamic) ideology, stupid.

By Andrew C. McCarthy

Last week, Doug Feith and Seth Cropsey co-authored a very interesting and important op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “A Foreign Policy Failure to Acknowledge the Obvious.” It is about President Obama’s denial of the Islamist threat. In it, they zero in on two “strategic misjudgments” the administration has made:

    First is the refusal to accept that the terrorism threat is part of a larger problem of Islamist extremism. And second is the belief that terrorism is spawned not by religious fanaticism but by grievances about social, economic, and other problems for which America bears fault.

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October 29, 2012 | 6 Comments » | 143 views

Whitewashing 9/11, Whitewashing Saudi Arabia

By Diana West
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:07 PM

The Clintons with racehorse owner and Saudi Prince Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, one of the three Saudi princes featured in Walid Shoebat’s report (below) who were thought to be financiers of 9/11, and who died within days of each other in 2002. 

Walid Shoebat’s absolutely must-read report on the drastic omissions in the 9/11 Commission’s report breaks new ground with the story of the three Saudi princes named by Abu Zubaydah under interrogation who all met unlikely ends within days of each other in 2002 — as though in response to US private pressure on the Saudis to take care of the 9/11 “problem” themselves. But that’s just the sickening beginning.

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October 29, 2012 | 1 Comments » | 212 views

Obama could be complicit in death of Amb Stevens

Obama wanted an October surprise that would assure him of reelection. He made a deal with Morsi to emable Islamists to kidnap Stevens (by having weak security at the consulate) and then he would negotiate his release prior to Nov 6 in exchange for the Blind Sheik. Sounds plausible to me.

October 29, 2012 | 6 Comments » | 142 views

Presidential Politics, Jewish Voters and the Capacity for Partisan Self-Deception

By Matthew M. Hausman

As the presidential election draws near, it seems appropriate to assess whether Jewish political priorities have evolved since the Democratic National Convention, where controversy erupted over the removal of pro-Israel language from the party platform. The response of Jewish Democrats at the time illustrated the capacity for partisan self-deception. Deleted from the platform was language acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, identifying Hamas as a terrorist organization, guaranteeing that Israel would not be expected to withdraw to pre-1967 armistice lines known as the “Auschwitz borders,” and assuring the United States would never pressure Israel to accept an Arab right of return that would bring about her demographic destruction. After three oral votes from the floor – video of which clearly showed booing and catcalling at the mention of Israel – the plank supporting Jerusalem was reinserted despite the conventioneers’ raucous disapproval. The other redacted passages, however, were cast to the winds.

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October 29, 2012 | 1 Comments » | 160 views

Elkin: Netanyahu Wants to Adopt Levy Report ASAP

By Elad Benari, INN

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has expressed interest in adopting the conclusions of the Levy Report as soon as possible, coalition chairman MK Ze’ev Elkin told Arutz Sheva on Sunday.

The Levy Report concluded that there is no “occupation” and international law allows Jews to live in Judea and Samaria, as its status was not that of a nation in 1967. It was presented to Netanyahu this past summer after months of study by former High Court Justice Edmund Levy and two other legal experts.

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October 29, 2012 | 2 Comments » | 174 views

Strange bedfellows

By Ted Belman

By a strong majority, Likud members have approved the merger of lists with Yisrael Beiteinu. But what strange bedfellows they make.

YB is anti-Arab and believes the less Arabs in Israel the better. Their slogan is “Only YB understands Arabic.” Now Liberman is on record of supporting accepting the Levy Report. Netanyahu is on the fence but most of his party want to accept it. Related to this is the question of annexation which raises the question of whether to enfranchise the Arabs in the event of annexation.

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October 29, 2012 | 6 Comments » | 184 views

The new Kach? Ben-Ari, Marzel, Ben Gvir form party


Activists say they are filling void left by Liberman on right, adopting old Yisrael Beytenu slogan: Only we understand Arabic.

Twenty-four years after Kach was banned from the Knesset, Rabbi Meir Kahane’s disciples are running for the 19th Knesset as their own party.

MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) announced on Sunday night that he would be running with right-wing activists Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben Gvir to fill “the void left on the right by [Foreign Minister] Avigdor Liberman when he decided to run with the Likud.”

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October 29, 2012 | 2 Comments » | 133 views