Saturday, April 13, 2013

Obama uses taxpayer funds to supply Muslim Brotherhood with teargas


via – US Teargas arrives in Egypt for Muslim Brotherhood use.
A shipment of teargas canisters from the United States arrived at the Egyptian Abadeya Port in Suez on Sunday, according to official documents obtained by the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper.
Five containers carrying around 140,000 teargas canisters were apparently shipped to the Egyptian Interior Ministry by the Aramex International courier service.
Egyptian authorities have recently used teargas against various demonstrations, including a recent crackdown on protests on Saturday, when demonstrators threw fireworks and reportedly attempted to gain access to a court and the prosecutor-general’s office in central Cairo.

Ohio: CAIR waging legal jihad so Muslims can skip work for Friday prayers

This is not a repost. Yesterday’s legal jihad was in New York. via Suit says Muslim’s firing was based on religious bias.

A North Side man has filed a federal lawsuit that says a Westerville-based logistics company fired him after he sought permission to attend weekly Muslim worship services that conflicted with overtime shifts.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of Yusuf Sufi, 23, by the Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. It says Exel Inc. used religious discrimination and retaliation, and wrongfully terminated him.Exel is a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL.

Sufi was hired in April 2011 at a Northeast Side warehouse and subsequently given permission to use vacation and other time-off hours to attend Friday afternoon worship, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Columbus. Several months later, he was given permission to combine his breaks to attend the services.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Iraq, Afghanistan and the Fall of the Middle East


Not since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and its aftermath has the Middle East experienced the level of turmoil that has occurred since 2011. Whereas earlier periods of upheaval–the Iran-Iraq War, the Lebanon War and the 1991 Gulf War–were relatively contained by the big powers, that of the past two years has spread across the region. The “Arab Spring” toppled pro-Western governments in Tunisia and Egypt and has brought Islamists into power. Libya’s Qaddafi has been overthrown and killed, to be replaced by a weak central government in what has effectively become an al-Qaeda fiefdom. Syria is wracked by a bloody civil war in which a host of players (Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Iran, and al-Qaeda, among others) are fighting to gain or keep control of the country. Jordan faces increasing pressure from it’s large Palestinian population and the Muslim Brotherhood, while Yemen and Bahrain are experiencing increasing instability due to their Shia populations, backed by Iran. Add to this list the Iranian nuclear crisis, the strategic encirclement of Israel by Iran and its proxies and growing instability in Lebanon, where Hezbollah effectively holds power, and a perfect storm for major regional war is brewing.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Middle East’s code of honor: Does Israel understand it?

Netanyahu’s change of course on Turkey reopens the question of whether issuing a forced apology, for an act deemed ‘legitimate,’ is smart self-interest or fundamental, damaging miscalculation

Sitting in a trailer on the tarmac of Ben Gurion International airport, holding a phone still warm from President Obama’s ear, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after nearly three years of refusal, apologized last month to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for the deaths of eight Turkish nationals and one Turkish-American aboard the Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010, and agreed to pay compensation for their deaths.
The apology was either a shameful capitulation that will cause true harm to Israel’s strategic interests, or a bargain, a toll of insincere verbiage paid in order to smooth the peacock-like feathers of Turkey — an Oriental gesture that promotes Israel’s interests without forcing the state to pay in the true coin of territory and blood.
The significance of the Israeli apology to Turkey — a deal that has not yet led to full normalization of ties between the only two stable states in the region — and the geopolitical ramifications of the move, in an era in which Turkey has turned away from Europe and toward the Middle East, hinges on the importance one attaches to both personal and national honor.

Germany: Islam Becomes Campaign Issue

Soeren Kern

The study -- which corroborates the conclusions of other recent surveys -- concludes that the image of Islam in Germany is "devastating."
Germany's opposition Social Democrats are courting disgruntled Muslim voters in a desperate bid to unseat German Chancellor Angela Merkel in federal elections set for September 22.
Peer Steinbrück, the 66-year-old chancellor candidate for the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), said at a campaign stop in Berlin on April 3 that he supported the idea of physical education classes in German schools being divided by gender as a courtesy to Muslims.
Responding to a question from the audience, Steinbrück said: "If schools are able to do it, then they should." After his comment was greeted with silence, Steinbrück added that the measure should be taken "out of consideration for [Muslim] religious convictions."

Facebook allows Palestinian promotion of hate speech but prevents PMW from exposing it

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Following Palestinian Media Watch's bulletin exposing the PA TV broadcast of a girl reciting a poem referring to Jews as "enemies of Allah, descendants of pigs," Facebook, like YouTube, decided to remove PMW's post.

Facebook: "We removed the following content you posted or were the admin of because it violates Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities."

Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities stipulates that "you will not post content that is hate speech" or "incites violence."

Victim of American Friendship

Pollard’s ongoing incarceration in an American prison has become a
national disgrace. It's time to change the rules of the game to put an
end to this fiasco.

By Ben-Dror Yemini – Maariv 

Years ago I mistakenly wrote articles opposing the campaign for the
release of Jonathan Pollard. The way the Americans see it, I would
argue, he is a spy who did terrible damage to American Jewry. It was a
strategic mistake of the government of Israel to run an American Jew
as a spy. Even if it seems to us that no harm was done to the United
States, American Jewry's silence on this issue for many years is
understandable and perhaps even justified. Also, given that there is
always someone ready to accuse American Jews of dual loyalty, they do
not need the additional complication of a Jewish spy to add fuel to
the fire. So I wrote.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Remember This WOMAN‏

Look at this woman - Let us never forget!
The world hasn't just become's always been wicked.
The prize doesn't always go to the most deserving.

Irena Sendler
Irena Sendler
Died 12 May 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a
plumbing/sewer specialist.

She had an 'ulterior motive'.

She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German).

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she
carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger children).

Closet radical, Barack Obama, does not forget his mentor, Saul Alinsky

(Will you finally wake up Americans? This is what Obama has had planned for you since Day One) jsk
By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM – In his address in Jerusalem today, President Obama channeled Saul Alinsky, citing the radical community organizer’s defining mantra as he urged young Israelis to “create change” to nudge their leadership to act.
Obama told a crowd of college students at Jerusalem’s main convention center that Israel “has the wisdom to see the world as it is, but also the courage to see the world as it should be.”
One of Alinsky’s major themes was working with the world as it “is” to turn it into the world as “it should be.”
In his defining work, “Rules for Radicals,” which he dedicated to “the first rebel,” Lucifer, Alinsky used those words to lay out his main agenda. He asserted radical change must be brought about by working within a system instead of attacking it from the outside.

Rare interview with wife of Palestinian prisoner proves PMW's contention that PA pays salaries to prisoners, including terrorists, and not social welfare to their families, as reported by foreign ministries

PA TV interview confirms that
Norway and UK Foreign Ministries
gave incorrect information to their parliaments

PA TV journalist to wife of prisoner:
"For nearly four years, the prisoner's allowance from the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs... has not reached your hands and your children's hands... Did you try to turn to the authorities?"
Prisoner's wife:
"A year and a half ago, I went to the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs... Their answer was: 'Your husband transfers it to the person he wants. It's in his power not to transfer [it to you] and we can't do anything about it."
Prisoner's wife:
"[My husband] told me: 'If you do what I want, it [the monthly salary] will return to you. As long as you are like this, it won't return to you.'"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Since 2011, Palestinian Media Watch has been supplying governments and media worldwide with documentation that the PA pays high monthly salaries to Palestinians imprisoned in Israel for security offenses, including terrorists serving multiple life-sentences for murder.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


A brief correction first -- one more lesson that we cannot believe all that comes to us on the Internet.  Several people have forwarded me an e-mail about the last 819 Jews leaving Norway because of anti-Semitism.  I was a bit dubious about this and did a bit of checking. 
"Much of the information in this e-mail message [about the 819 Jews leaving] is alarmist and outright false.
"ADL is in close contact with the leadership of the Norwegian Jewish community. The community has assured us there is absolutely no truth to the claim that all 819 Norwegian Jews have left. The Jewish population of Norway is approximately 1,700 and there has not been any significant emigration."

The Univeralist Holocaust

There are two basic human responses to an assault. I will protect myself. I will make the world a better place. The first deals with the risk of an attack. The second with your feelings about the world. The first leaves you better able to cope with an attack. The second makes you feel better about the world.

The Jewish response to the Holocaust fell into these two categories. Never Again and Teach Tolerance. And the two responses were segmented by population. Never Again became the credo of Israel and Teach Tolerance became the credo of the Western Diaspora. There were many Israelis who believed in teaching tolerance and many Western Jews who believed in self-defense, but for the most part the responses were structural. And yet the divide between Nationalists and Universalists also predated the Holocaust.

Fatah calls suicide bomber "Bride of Palestine"

Fatah's Facebook page honors murderers of 7
on anniversaries of their suicide bombings
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
17 year-old Ayyat Al-Akhras became the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber, when she killed 3 and wounded 28 Israelis in a suicide bombing near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002. On the 11th anniversary of the attack, Fatah chose to glorify her as a hero for Palestinians, calling her the "Bride of Palestine" on Fatah's Facebook page.
  Part of Fatah's praise read:
"11th anniversary
March 29, 2013
Ayyat, we are committed to your promise
We are committed to the promise of freedom,
 oh Bride of Palestine,
Ayyat Al-Akhras."

Sanctimonious Jewish Bleeding Hearts

Isi Leibler
April 8, 2013

I was somewhat taken aback by a letter released in the wake of President Obama’s visit to Israel, signed by 100 American Jews including a number of rabbis, communal leaders and academics, many, if not most of whom are politically inclined to the left but regard themselves as committed Zionists. It urged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to “work closely” with Secretary of State John Kerry to “devise pragmatic initiatives, consistent with Israel’s security needs, which would represent Israel’s readiness to make painful territorial sacrifices for the sake of peace”.

Monday, April 08, 2013

A Controversial Advocate

April 8, 2013

Pro-Israel activists have launched a campaign to prevent a Jewish university from presenting anti-Israel former President Jimmy Carter with the school’s “International Advocate for Peace Award.”

Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is scheduled to present Carter with the award on Wednesday, leading former alumni and pro-Israel advocates to galvanize in opposition to what they say is the former president’s anti-Israel views.

“I can’t imagine a worse candidate for any kind of a human rights award,” Harvard law professor and pro-Israel author Alan Dershowitz told theWashington Free Beacon Monday. “He has more blood on his hands than practically any other president.”

Combatting anti-Semitism


Regrettably, it seems that Europe has failed to learn from its darkest days of anti-Semitism.

George Santayana, the Spanish- American philosopher, famously said “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Regrettably, it seems that Europe has failed to learn from its darkest days of anti-Semitism in the last century and is now condemned to repeat those same mistakes once again.

On Monday, April 8, Jews around the world will pause to mark Israel’s official Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, remembering the 6,000,000 Jews – and many others – who perished on the death fields of Europe during the Holocaust.

Yet around many parts of Europe today, anti-Semitism has once again reared its ugly head, surging to levels unprecedented since then.

From the diary of a self-hating Jew

A racist left-wing discourse is spreading in European university circles, a mixture of right-wing anti-Semitic propaganda with self-righteous post-colonial discourse.
By Daniel Monterescu           

Every year confused students confess to me that they found my name on the Jewish S.H.I.T. List – a right-wing American list of 7,000 "Self-Hating and Israel-Threatening Jews." My name appears alongside a clumsy caricature, in which I am seen sharing a bed with Israeli pro-Palestinian activist Tali Fahima, in a very erotic situation. My inclusion on this list, along with many other Israeli scholars whose work reflects criticism of Israeli policy, has always aroused a snicker of "And he didn't even know he was one" – in light of the narrow-mindedness of American neo-conservative discourse, which believes in issuing blacklists sponsored by Campus Watch and the Masada 2000 project.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Three Generations of Holocaust Memory

By Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich
In 2004, I joined the Witnesses in Uniform delegation of 180 IDF officers to Poland. We had the chance to visit some of the major sites of Holocaust memory, including Auschwitz-Birkenau. We also saw the Lodz ghetto – the place where my father was imprisoned during the war.
Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich's father as a young boy
Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich's father as a young boy
Every participant on the trip had to spend some time preparing beforehand. I thought that this might be an opportunity to sit down with my father and have him share his experiences with me. He had never spoken about it with me before.
I took him through the entire itinerary of our trip, and I pointed out that we would be passing through the Lodz ghetto. I hoped that he would open up and talk about it. But he didn’t say a word. My father wished me a successful journey, but nothing more than that.
When we got to Lodz, our guides took us to what remains of the ghetto. I tried to imagine my father walking down the street, but I had no information about his time there.

Carter at Cardozo‏

A website at has been set up and the following email has been sent out to Cardozo Alumni. Please publicize and spread far and wide. Time is of the essence as there are only a few days to go.

Dear Cardozo Alumni and Friends of the School:
On Wednesday April 10, 2013 - that is this Wednesday -, Jimmy Carter will be honored at Cardozo to receive the International Advocate for Peace Award from the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Jimmy Carter has an ignominious history of anti-Israel bigotry. He is responsible for helping to mainstream the antisemitic notion that Israel is an apartheid state with his provocatively titled book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”, the publication of which prompted mass resignations from the Carter Center. He has met numerous times with leaders of the terror group Hamas whitewashing their genocidal goals and undermining US efforts to isolate Hamas. And Carter’s record of slandering Israel is so voluminous that both CAMERA and Alan Dershowitz have written books refuting his lies.

From Israel: Silence‏

It was suggested by my rabbi yesterday that in a way silence is sometimes the most appropriate response to the Holocaust, because human words are inadequate to grapple with the horror of that time.  Thus the title of this posting:
Tonight and Monday are Holocaust Memorial Day.  (In Hebrew it's Yom HaZikaron leShoah v'leGvurah -- Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and of the Heroism -- and this year especially Yad V'Shem will be focusing on the Resistance). 
Credit: beachhillel
But in fact, even in the face of the pain, the horror, we need words, if people are to know what went on (never, to understand it). 
And if we are to say "Never Again!" and mean it.  It was Rabbi Sacks, whose talk I shared recently, who said, that today, "'Never again' is beginning to sound like 'always again.'"
Those living in the New York City area, please take note:
Today at noon, there will be a Holocaust Memorial event in front of the Iranian UN Mission, 622 Third Avenue (at E. 4th Street) Manhattan. 

YouTube blocks PMW video that exposes PA TV hate speech to kids

YouTube accuses PMW of "spreading hatred" and threatens to close down PMW's YouTube account 
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Last week, Palestinian Media Watch released a video-bulletin showing a Palestinian Authority children's TV broadcast of a hate-poem. A young Palestinian girl recited a poem referring to Jews as "Allah's enemies, the sons of pigs" who "murdered children," "cut off their limbs," "raped the women in the city squares" and "defiled Allah's book." The host responded with enthusiastic applause and "Bravo!"

The following day, YouTube blocked access to PMW's video, defining it as a "violation of YouTube's policy prohibiting hate speech."

In the past, YouTube has closed PMW's account or frozen PMW's account for exposing PA religious leaders promoting genocide of Jews. This is the first time YouTube has defined a broadcast on PA children's TV as hate speech, and blocked PMW from exposing it.

PMW does not promote hate speech, but exposes it. PMW believes that the only way to stop the Palestinian Authority's ongoing Islam-based hate speech and terror glorification is to expose it. By preventing PMW from exposing PA hatred, YouTube is actively impeding our ability to fight the PA's hate promotion.

YouTube has even threatened PMW with termination of its YouTube account should PMW continue exposing this hate speech:
"Additional violations may result in the temporary disabling of your ability to post content to YouTube and/or the permanent termination of your account."