Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Has ZOA Awakened to the Ugliness of Political Reality?
The US attitude toward Israel is simple - pressure Jews, in Israel and the US , and provide endless diplomatic and financial support to enemies of the Jewish state.
The Zionist Organization of America issued a harshly worded condemnation of the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel, and slammed the US' policy as "nothing less than a diplomatic Kristallnacht."
In the statement, the group described Hamas, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said is responsible for the kidnapping, as "Nazi-like". Taking cue from the official government position, the group also said it views Abbas as responsible for the kidnapping."
The Zionist Organization of America condemned the kidnapping, as well as Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority (PA) for its obscene and incendiary newspaper cartoon celebrating and trivializing this horrendous, appalling crime," the statement said, referencing a caricature published on the Fatah's paper Facebook page.
"The ZOA sees the kidnapping by the Nazi-like Hamas, the US- and European Union-listed terrorist group, as underscoring the anti-peace nature of the PA, which recently formed a new unity regime with Hamas."
The organization then took aim at the Obama administration, which has been in tension with the Israeli government over the latter's demand for a boycott of any Palestinian government that includes Hamas.
"The ZOA also renews its criticism of the Obama Administration for not cutting aid to and ending diplomatic relations with the PA for forming this alliance with Hamas. It is nothing less than a diplomatic Kristallnacht that the Obama Administration has embraced the Hamas/Fatah terrorist alliance and publicly announced that they will continue funding the PA to the tune of some $500 million annually"...
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
The United State has been spending/wasting hundreds of billions of dollars to finance activities of the NSA, CIA and other 3-letter agencies to spy and inform US government about the intentions of their enemies and friends. And yet, each time we hear "We were caught off guard" after - Iraqi invasion of Kuwait; 9/11 attacks; during and after so-called Arab Spring, attack of the US embassy in Benghazi, results of Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt, mess in Syria and current advance of ISIS in Iraq. Money would be better spent if the US outsources its intelligence gathering to the Mossad!
The Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups condemned PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas over the cooperation between Israeli and PA security forces in the search for the three kidnapped yeshiva students. The two groups said that instead of cooperating with Israel , Abbas should declare "jihad" against the "Zionists." Senior Hamas official Yahya Moussa demanded that the PA renounce all the agreements it signed with Israel, and in particular on security-related issues, noting that the PA's security cooperation with Israel is contradictory to its security strategy. (This is a good idea - Israel needs to end all negotiation with PA and remove enemies from Jewish land!)
Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS , were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan . Dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria . (First the US trained Al Qaida to fight Soviets in Afghanistan, not ISIS! The political leadership of the United States either has no fundamental understanding of the Islamic movements' nature or is deliberately playing stupid. Islamists, including Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, will never be friends of infidels!)
Terrorist organizations in Gaza, including Hamas and Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade faction, threatened that they would take action if Israel continues its crackdown on the Hamas terror infrastructure in Judea and Samaria. (It is time to put the mad dogs to rest!)
Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) sparked shock and outrage in Israel after saying in an interview that the "kidnappers are not terrorists." Zoabi went on to claim that the kidnappers had a right to fight Israel by kidnapping children because "they have no other choice".
After eight years of painstaking research, Israeli life-sciences company Eventus Diagnostics (EventusDx) has produced a blood test for the early detection of breast cancer. This is the first blood test ever that can reveal cancer, not merely markers that might indicate cancer.
The wife of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Amina Abbas, underwent surgery in Tel Aviv's Asuta Hospital and was released on Sunday, a week ago.
The United States called on both Israel and the PA (as empty formality) to "show restraint" as Israel tightened their grip on Hamas hunting for three kidnapped teenagers. The US has been notably quiet about the kidnappings, drawing intense criticism from both Israelis and American Jewry over what many see as a blasé attitude toward the situation, while President Barack Obama has yet to release an official statement on the abduction - despite the fact that six days have passed already. (The official US guideline: "Never offend Muslims, Jews are another matter!")
The official Facebook page Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has posted a cartoon comparing the three kidnapped Israeli students to rats with Stars of David dangling from a fishing rod, accompanied by an Arabic caption in red reading "A Master Stroke". The sickening cartoon illustrates the mixed messages sent by the PA; on the one hand, Abbas promised to help Israel find the abducted teens.
Another Stunt of Obama
Libya describes arrest of Ahmed Abu Khatallahan on its soil an attack on country's sovereignty and demands his return. (When there is no good news, only complete political disarray, Obama resorts to military stunts. Sovereignty of Israel has never been respected by 'friends'!)
Idiocy of Islamic Dogs
Iranian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi claimed that Israel created and supports the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "ISIS is Israel 's cover up for distancing the revolutionary forces from Israeli borders and creating a margin of security for the Zionists..." (Idiotic, anti-Israel accusations and claims are a trade-mark of almost all Islamic states!)
Quote of the Week:
"I ask the international community - where are you? Where are you? The kidnapping took place just 10 days after Fatah and Hamas formed a unity government. All those in the international community who rushed to bless this marriage, should look into the eyes of the heartbroken parents and have the courage to take responsibility by condemning the kidnapping." - Ron Prosor, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, expressed outrage at the international community for not understanding the danger of Hamas' new role in the PA unity government.
by David Kirshenbaum, Esq. - January 4, 2002
With Pollard starting his 17th (29th by now) year in prison, it is clear that nothing has or will be gained by continuing to tiptoe around the role of anti-Semitism in the case... With the passage of time, there are now many similarities between the Pollard case and the notorious Dreyfus Affair.
Of course, unlike Alfred Dreyfus, the French general staff officer convicted of treason in 1894 and later exonerated, Pollard was guilty. He broke the law, acknowledged his guilt... But Pollard has long paid his due for the charged of conspiracy to disclose classified information to Israel with intent that it be used to Israel's advantage. (Even Soviet spies were not imprisoned for so long!)
Pollard is innocent of the accusations made by then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger that are the basis for Pollard's life sentence and his continuing imprisonment... (Pollard passed on to Israel vital information which the United States was supposed to provide to its ally, but withheld from the best friend of the US!)
Since treason is defined as aiding an enemy of the United States during wartime, the treason charge was as flagrantly false in the Pollard case as it was in the Dreyfus Affair...
The charges against Dreyfus were supported by contrived evidence presented to the military court by France 's minister of war. Dreyfus never had a chance to refute those charges. Similarly, Pollard's various counsel throughout the appeals process have all been denied access to classified portions of the Weinberger memorandum...
Even Pollard's harshest critics acknowledged he did not intend and was not aware of any alleged transfer of information beyond Israel... Where was the unforgiving anger of the US intelligence community when others during this time, convicted of passing classified information to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Soviets, were given far lesser sentences? (Or even let go free, like a dozen of Russian spies!)
It is all too apparent that those who obsessively seek massive punishment for Pollard want to send an unmistakable warning to the American Jewish community, in general, and to Jews who work in government, in particular...
The five years that Dreyfus spent on Devil's Island will forever constitute a black stain on France 's Third Republic . History will be equally harsh not only with those directly involved in the imposition and preservation of Pollard's life sentence, but with all who failed to speak out against such a shameful and inexcusable abuse of core American values.