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Who Needs a Palestinian State? -> by  Sultan Knish


"Everyone, and by "everyone" I mean the denizens of Washington D.C.'s and Brussel's government buildings, agrees that we need a Palestinian state. Chiming in with their "Yes" votes are the dictators of a dozen Arab states who agree that the only thing that will fix the region is adding another Arab dictatorship to the place, and subtracting the region's one democracy.

But who actually needs a Palestinian state? Or rather a second Palestinian state. The first Palestinian state, commonly called Jordan, was carved out of the Palestine Mandate and equipped with a refugee Saudi royal family. Today Jordan exists mainly under the protection of the US and Israel, and its population of Palestinian Arabs is a seething mass of Muslim extremists currently enjoying a 30 percent unemployment rate, where the majority of the population supports Osama Bin Laden, at a higher percentage rate than even Pakistan.

But Jordan is practically heaven on earth compared to the Second Palestinian State that the Obama Administration is to determined to inflict on Israel..."


After Gaza, Peace Is Further Out of Reach -> by Joel Brinkley (San Francisco Chronicle)


  • After 22 days of attacks and bombardments intended to pacify Hamas and remove its ability to terrorize Israel with missiles, nothing has changed. The missiles continue to this day.
  • What happens if Israel removes its West Bank settlements, withdraws its forces and grants the Palestinians an independent state, as the U.S. and the rest of the international community demand?
  • What would keep Palestinians in this new state from firing missiles into Israel from the West Bank, just as they are now doing from Gaza?
  • I, for one, would like to see Israel and the Palestinians separate themselves into two independent states. But the logic of this moment says that simply cannot happen.
  • The minute Washington begins pressuring the new Israeli government to begin peace talks, I can predict what Netanyahu will say. From Gaza, he will note, Hamas has fired missiles able to strike the outskirts of Ashkelon, about 15 miles away. Fired from the West Bank, those very same missiles would be able to strike Israel's international airport.

The writer is a professor of journalism at Stanford University and a former foreign policy correspondent for the New York Times.



Polish Spy in Auschwitz Told West about Gas Chambers -> by Kamil Tchorek

Newly released documents from the Polish archives reveal how Polish officer Witold Pilecki, using the false name Tomasz Serafinski, set up an underground resistance group in the Auschwitz concentration camp after voluntarily being imprisoned there for 2 1/2 years. His reports, smuggled out to the Resistance, have now come to light. He wrote: "The gigantic machinery of the camp spewing out dead bodies has claimed many of my friends."
    By 1942 Pilecki's organization realized the existence of the gas chambers and he worked on several plans to liberate Auschwitz, including one in which the RAF would bomb the walls, or Free Polish paratroopers would fly in from Britain. However, in 1943, realizing that the Allies had no plans to liberate the camp, he escaped. Pilecki ensured that a full report on the camp reached London, and the resistance group he started in Auschwitz continued to feed information to Britain and the U.S., confirming that the Nazis were bent on the extermination of the Jews. The archive material will again raise questions as to why the Allies never did anything to stop the atrocities there.
    In July 1945 Pilecki returned to Poland to gather intelligence on the Soviet takeover of the country. He was caught and executed by the Polish Communist regime in 1947. (Times-UK)



Is Anti-Zionism Hate? -> by Judea Pearl (Los Angeles Times)

  • Anti-Zionism rejects the very notion that Jews are a nation - a collective bonded by a common history - and, accordingly, denies Jews the right to self-determination in their historical birthplace. It seeks the dismantling of the Jewish nation-state: Israel.
  • Anti-Zionism earns its discriminatory character by denying the Jewish people what it grants to other historically bonded collectives (e.g., French, Spanish, Palestinians), namely, the right to nationhood, self-determination and legitimate coexistence with other indigenous claimants.
  • Anti-Semitism rejects Jews as equal members of the human race; anti-Zionism rejects Israel as an equal member in the family of nations.
  • Are Jews a nation? The unshaken conviction in their eventual repatriation to the birthplace of their history has been the engine behind Jewish endurance and hopes throughout their turbulent journey that started with the Roman expulsion in AD 70.
  • More important, shared history, not religion, is today the primary uniting force behind the secular, multiethnic society of Israel. The vital tissues of Jewish identity today feed on Jewish history and its natural derivatives - the State of Israel, its struggle for survival, its cultural and scientific achievements, and its relentless drive for peace.
  • Anti-Zionism disguises itself in the cloak of political debate to attack the most cherished symbol of Jewish identity. It is anti-Zionism, not anti-Semitism, that poses a more dangerous threat to lives, historical justice and the prospects of peace in the Middle East.


The writer is a professor at UCLA and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.


Islam Should Prove It's a Religion of Peace ->by Tawfik Hamid (Wall Street Journal)

  • Many Muslims seem to believe that it is acceptable to teach hatred and violence in the name of their religion - while at the same time expecting the world to respect Islam as a religion of peace, love and harmony.

  • Scholars in the most prestigious Islamic institutes and universities continue to teach things like Jews are "pigs and monkeys," that women and men must be stoned to death for adultery, or that Muslims must fight the world to spread their religion.

  • The stoning of women exists in both the Old Testament and in Islamic tradition. The difference, though, is that leading Jewish scholars agreed to discontinue these practices centuries ago, while Muslim scholars have yet to do so. Hence we do not see the stoning of women practiced or promoted in Israel, the "Jewish" state, but we see it practiced and promoted in Iran and Saudi Arabia, the "Islamic" states.

  • So, Islamic scholars and clerics, it is up to you to produce a Sharia book that will be accepted in the Islamic world and that teaches that Jews are not pigs and monkeys, that declaring war to spread Islam is unacceptable, and that killing apostates is a crime. Such a book would prove that Islam is a religion of peace.


The writer, a former member of an Egyptian Islamist terrorist group, is an Islamic reformer and senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.



Nazi Holocaust Began with Leaders' Dangerous Words -> by Ambassador Gabriela Shalev (Israel Mission to the UN)


Speaking before the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Israel's ambassador to the UN told the General Assembly on Monday:

  • Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, served as a prelude to the Holocaust. On that night, organized gangs of Nazi rioters and their supporters rampaged throughout Germany, destroying more than a thousand synagogues, as well as thousands of Jewish shops and businesses. In this massive pogrom, Jews were murdered, and many thousands more were sent to concentration camps.

  • Other peoples, cultures and nations also suffered severely from Nazi atrocities. However, let us not forget that no other nation lost such an enormous proportion of its people as did the Jewish people. In the words of Elie Weisel, not every victim was Jewish, but all Jews were victims.

  • Holocaust remembrance must be a dynamic and ongoing effort that requires our commitment to adapt the lessons of the Nazi genocide to evolving threats in our time.

  • Thus, we cannot ignore the troubling reality that today - more than 60 years after the Holocaust - we hear from this very same podium a leader of a member state who calls for the destruction of another member state and denies the historical realities of the Holocaust.

  • In this hall, all member states swore: "never again." It is therefore incumbent upon us not merely to condemn such statements, but to act immediately and with resolve against a member state whose leaders declare such despicable and dangerous words. For in the end, the Nazi Holocaust did not begin in the gas chambers. That is where it ended. The Nazi Holocaust began with the dangerous words of men.


More Anti-Semitic Attacks from Ahmadinejad -> by MEMRI

Iranian President Ahmadinejad said on the Iranian News Channel in September: "The Zionists are crooks. A small handful of Zionists, with a very intricate organization, have taken over the power centers of the world. According to our estimates, the main cadre of the Zionists consists of 2,000 individuals at most, and they have another 8,000 activists. In addition, they have several informants, who spy and provide them with intelligence information."
    "Their Jewishness is a great lie. They have no religion whatsoever. They are a handful of lying, power-greedy people who have no religion, who only want to take over all the peoples and countries." "If they themselves do not wrap up Zionism, the strong arm of the peoples will wipe these germs of corruption off the face of the Earth."



The Third Lebanon War ->by Giora Eiland (Ynet News)


  • In my estimate, if Israel faces another war in Lebanon, its results would be similar to those of the previous war. It is impossible to defeat an effective guerilla group when it operates from the territory of another country; it enjoys the full backing and support of that country; and that country is immune to an Israeli response.

  • The real reality in Lebanon is that the Lebanese government (and people) allowed Hizbullah to be the ruler along the border with Israel. In order to prevent Israel from effectively fighting Hizbullah, the Lebanese placed puppets in seemingly important posts who safeguard Lebanon's interests (which are so important to the West). Therefore, Israel is not allowed to target the Lebanese state. It is only allowed to fight Hizbullah.

  • The only way to prevent another war is to make it clear that should one break out, Lebanon may be razed to the ground. Hizbullah will be deterred if it realizes that aggression on its part would result in destruction that would outrage the Lebanese population and turn it against Hizbullah.

  • Israel must first and foremost make this truth clear to its allies, that Israel cannot defeat Hizbullah as long as it is being supported by the Lebanese state. Therefore, if there is again aggression on the part of Lebanon, Israel would have no choice but to fight against the state that is encouraging aggression in practice.

  • Those who had any doubt about the position of the Lebanese state should be reminded of the warm reception for murderer Samir Kuntar on the part of the Lebanese president and government ministers.


Candidly Speaking: The rabble that is the Israeli cabinet -> By ISI LEIBLER, Jerusalem Post


"It is not merely that our prime minister is a failed leader, repeating the same flawed policies which led to our recent self-inflicted disasters. His dysfunctional ministers, content to remain ignorant of the concessions being offered to the Palestinians with life and death implications for us all, are equally blameworthy. In addition, they suffer from a malady commonly described as "flapping gums," an uncontrollable urge to conduct their private political theater via statements and leaks to the media.

Instead of working in unison, they condemn the policies of their government, criticize ministerial colleagues, and frequently even contradict their own statements. No democratic government in the world has ministers behaving in such an undisciplined and irresponsible manner.

Of course, the problem is the prime minister's weakness and his lack of any coherent policy beyond struggling to retain power. He conducts sham negotiations with a corrupt and impotent Palestinian clique who publicly deny our right to exist as a Jewish state, threaten to revert to armed struggle, and retain militias which continue launching murderous acts of terror against our civilians..."


"UK Is European Center of Anti-Semitism" -> by Etgar Lefkovits, Jerusalem Post

"Britain has become the epicenter for anti-Semitic trends in Europe, exacerbated by a growing and increasingly radical Muslim population and the detachment of the British from their Christian roots, said Hebrew University Prof. Robert S. Wistrich at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The Cambridge University-educated historian said anti-Semitism in Britain "has been around for 1,000 years of recorded history," noting that the expulsion of all Jews from Britain in 1290 by King Edward I was the first major expulsion of any Jewish community in Europe.
    During World War II, the British refusal to rescue the Jews of Europe and their decision to close the gates of Palestine stemmed not only from realpolitik but from anti-Semitic sentiments, he said. "Nothi ng was to be construed as fighting a Jewish war." Wistrich said that today's British media had an almost universal anti-Israel bias. "Palestinian terrorism is portrayed as a minor pin-prick compared to 'massive' retaliation of this 'rogue' state [Israel]," he said."


"The demographic problem is not only not lethal to Israel," Ettinger told Yishai Fleisher on, "the tailwind is in fact going in favor of the Jews, not the Arabs. The most startling recent demographic finding, Ettinger said, "is that between 1995 and 2007, the annual number of Jewish births has increased by 40%, from some 80,000 to 112,000 Jewish births each year.  During this period, the number of Arab births within the Green Line [pre-'67 Israel] has stabilized at around 39,000 a year.  In addition, in 1995, the number of Jewish births comprised 69% of all births in Israel, while today it is 75%. This means that from year to year, Jewish society in Israel becomes relatively younger, while Arab society becomes older."

The true numbers, Ettinger told Arutz-7 last month, are as follows: "Within the Green Line, there are currently 1.4 million Arabs, compared with almost 6 million Jews.  In Judea and Samaria, there are 1.5 million Arabs, and not 2.3 million, as [the PA] claims.  In Gaza, there are 1.1 million, and not 1.5 million."



Hatred of the Jewish People -> by Michael Gove, Times-UK

"In 2006, Israel came under attack from the Lebanese-based terror group Hizbullah. Its leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, is on record as saying: "If we searched the entire world for a person more cowardly, despicable, weak and feeble in psyche, mind, ideology and religion, we would not find anyone like the Jew. Notice, I do not say the Israeli."
    Anti-Semitism is finding new allies, making new connections, gathering new force. Learned magazines devote thousands of words to the pernicious nature of Jewish influence on Western governments, and senior commentators then celebrate the delicious courage of this novel argument. Academics, without apparently being conscious of the irony, argue for a boycott of Israeli thinkers in the name of freedom. It is one of the grave distempers of our times, this prejudice towar ds the Jewish people, their nation and their collective identity. And one of the tasks of our times is its exposure, its combating and its defeat."


The Palestinian Refugee Issue: Rhetoric vs. Reality -> by Sidney Zabludoff, Jewish Political Studies Review

"Number of Jewish refugees in 1948 and following years: close to 1,000,000. Number of Palestinian refugees in 1948: 550,000, plus 100,000 (net) in 1967. Jewish refugees' assets lost in Middle East and North Africa: $6 billion. Palestinian refugees' assets lost: $3.9 billion (in 2007 dollars)." (The writer is an international economist who has worked on numerous economic issues at the CIA, White House, and Treasury, as well as issues of restitution of assets stolen by the Nazis.)


U.S. Report: New Anti-Semitism Disguised by Hatred of Israel

"Jews worldwide are facing a new form of anti-Semitism disguised by hatred toward Israel, in addition to more traditional forms of anti-Semitism, the U.S. State Department said Thursday in a new report documenting anti-Semitic acts worldwide. "Anti-Semitism couched as criticism of Zionism or Israel often escapes condemnation since it can be more subtle than traditional forms of anti-Semitism," the report said. Critics of Israel have a "responsibility to consider the effect their actions may have in prompting hatred of Jews," it said, adding that hostility toward Israel has at times manifested itself in violence toward Jews.
    The report singled out a number of leaders, governments and state-sponsored institutions for fanning the flames of anti-Semitism, with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at t he top of the list. It also took to task the Syrian government, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, as well as the government-backed Venezuelan, Saudi Arabian and Egyptian media." (AFP)


Bush's Betrayal -> By Jacob Laksin, | Tuesday, January 08, 2008

"Saul Bellow once observed that a great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. President Bush’s ill-advised trip to Jerusalem and the West Bank this week to promote a "two-state solution" would seem to underscore the wisdom of Bellow’s insight..."

The Olmert Regime - A Government of Rabble -> by Sultan Knish, Posted: 23 Dec 2007 02:42 PM CST
Sharon like Rabin in the decaying years of his life, decided to embrace a single undemocratic policy and to see it through the end. Like Rabin, he never did see it through to the end but the damage he did would continue to wreak havoc across the nation.

When Ariel Sharon passed out of the world of the living he left behind to his unintended successor, Ehud Olmert, a party and a government that had been built around him.
Ariel Sharon had been known as the bulldozer and when he was thwarted by his own party in his plans, he decided to set up a new party built around himself.
Sharon jotted down over a hundred proposed names for the party and the one that he picked, Kadima, had no political ideology attached to it.


$7.4 billion for Palestinian thievery and terrorism? Nuts!  -> by Jerry Gordon, December 18, 2007

Donors money and for killing of the Jews


Palestinian Homicide


Sleepwalking Into a Nightmare -> by Newt Gingrich


"The United States is suffering from a lack of vision and a lack of honesty in confronting radical Islam, from Al-Qaida to Iran, and the result could be a nuclear nightmare, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told a crowd of more than 200 people at a Jewish National Fund luncheon at Federation's midtown headquarters Nov. 15..."


Questions And Answers About Israel, Annapolis, And 'Peace' -> By Steven Plaut, November 7, 2007


Annapolis Blues -> by Daniel Pipes, Jerusalem Post, October 24, 2007

"The Bush administration's plans to convene a new round of Israeli-Arab diplomacy on Nov. 26 will, I predict, do substantial damage to American and Israeli interests.

As a rule, successful negotiations require a common aim; in management-labor talks, for example, both sides want to get back to work. When a shared premise is lacking, not only do negotiations usually fail, but they usually do more harm than good. Such is the case in the forthcoming Annapolis, Maryland, talks. One side (Israel) seeks peaceful coexistence while the other (the Arabs) seeks to eliminate its negotiating partner, as evidenced by its violent actions, its voting patterns, replies to polls, political rhetoric, media messages, school textbooks, mosque sermons, wall graffiti, and much else.

Damage will be done should the Israeli government make "painful concessions" and get a cold peace or empty promises in return, as has consistently been the case since 1979. This lop-sided outcome would, once again, boost Arab exhilaration and determination to eliminate the Jewish state..."

The Egyptian Beginning of Anti-Semitism's Long History by -> Interview with Pieter W. van der Horst, No. 62, 1 November 2007 / 20 Cheshvan 5768


  • Most anti-Jewish material from Greek and Latin authors is pre-Christian. The main protagonists in the anti-Jewish propaganda came from Alexandria. There also the first anti-Jewish pogrom in history took place in 38 CE.

  • The initial indication of a negative attitude toward Jews is found at the beginning of the third century BCE in the writings of an Egyptian priest called Manetho. This Greek-speaking Egyptian devotes a large section of his main work, which deals with the history of Egypt, to the Exodus of the Israelites.

  • Alongside the history of anti-Jewish literature there is an outspoken pro-Jewish line. These voices are to be heard all the time side by side-one of admiration and one of scorn and detestation.
    One aspect of the history of Jew-hatred, that is, the twenty-three known centuries of anti-Semitism, is the tenacity of many motifs such as that Jews are dangerous and enemies of humankind. These notions are easily demonstrable as nonsense, yet they have been kept alive among many millions of people all over the world until today. It is apparently impossible to break through these perceptions."


A banana republic in the making -> by Isi Leibler, October 11, 2007

"Never have Israelis been as frustrated with their leaders as today. Yet the old guard not only retains the reins of power, but with unabashed hutzpa launches new policies that the vast majority of their constituents adamantly oppose.
There is a virtual consensus that the negotiations initiated by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert with the Palestinians will lead to nowhere. Even if Mahmoud Abbas had undergone a genuine transformation - which is doubtful - today he is utterly impotent and incapable of delivering anything. Indeed, if he survives, the most likely outcome is that he will reach an accommodation with Hamas and whatever weapons we provide or concessions we make will, as in the past, be turned against us...."

Five Went Forth To Give Away the Land of Israel: The Modern Day Meraglim -> by Sultan Knish , Thursday, October 11, 2007

"When our teacher Moshe sent twelve spies to spy out the land of Caanan, each of their names was listed and from those names we learn out their praise and their folly. Each man was listed, so that those who turned against the Land of Israel would be known to their eternal shame and those who stood for the land and for G-d would too be remembered forever. These are the names of the modern Meraglim, the five men who have gone to give away the land of Israel.

Ehud Olmert - Tried once in criminal court on corruption but not convicted. Currently facing multiple criminal investigations. A man utterly without principle or shame. If Ariel Sharon, was the Herod, the non-Jewish ruler who commenced the destruction of Israel, Olmert is the next in line in the Herodian dynasty. His two sons who campaigned against Israel have gone to live abroad while his wife and lesbian daughter regularly participate in anti-Israel protests at home.

Yoram Turbowicz - Olmert's Mini-Me, the Harvard educated Yoram is his Chief of Staff who has become Olmert's second in command. The slimy Yoram has an extensive web of political and business connections going from the Trade Authority to private business and back again, exploiting them to benefit Olmert's donors.

Shalom Turgeman - Turgeman was closely involved in the Sharon and Olmert governments from Disengagement to the various negotiations. serving as political and diplomatic advisor with a primarily diplomatic background in the US and the Arab world, as well as an intelligence background.

Aharon Abramovitch - Abramovitch served as the director of the Jewish Agency at a time when its mission became corrupted beyond recognition. He served as the Director of the Ministry of Justice and was heavily responsible for the betrayal and denial of compensation to the refugees of Gush Katif and as a reward for doing Olmert's dirty work, he was appointed as Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, even though he has no diplomatic background.

Amos Gilad - Gilad has specialized in giving his political masters the expedient solution, telling them what they want to hear and when they want to hear it. His solutions of half-measures led to disaster after disaster, favoring the same strategy of using minimal force to maneuver Palestinian terrorists into making some kind of agreement, that each time has produced only broken promises and lies. This of course makes him perfect for this mission.

And thus are named the five men, the five Meraglim, fittingly two of them have backgrounds in intelligence, who have gone forth to give away the land. Like their ten predecessors their mission is to convince the people of Israel that further resistance is useless, that there is no hope in fighting the enemy, only in retreat. Instead of giant fruit they will come back bearing treaties and agreements that surrender the land. Like their ten predecessors, these five come without faith in G-d, without faith in the People of Israel and they damn themselves and those who follow after them. May their names be forever cursed."

Zionism's Bleak Present  ->by Daniel Pipes, Jerusalem Post, October 11, 2007

"We are all Keynsians now," Richard Nixon famously asserted just as the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes fell into disrepute. Likewise, one could have said with similar confidence in 1989, as Israel's existence reached wide acceptance, "We are all Zionists now." No longer.

Count the ways Israel is under siege: from Iranians building a nuclear bomb, Syrians stockpiling chemical weapons, Egyptians and Saudis developing serious conventional forces, Hizbullah attacking from Lebanon, Fatah from the West Bank, Hamas from Gaza, and Israel's Muslim citizens becoming politically restive and more violent.
World-wide, professors, editorialists, and foreign ministry bureaucrats challenge the continued existence of a Jewish state. Even friendly governments, notably the Bush administration, pursue diplomatic initiatives that undermine Israeli deterrence even as their arms sales erode its security.

Let's suppose, however, that the country muddles through these many problems. That leaves it face to face with its ultimate challenge: a Jewish population increasingly disenchanted with, even embarrassed by, the country's founding ideology, Zionism, the Jewish national movement.

As developed by Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) and other theoreticians, Zionism's call for a sovereign Jewish state fit the political context and mood of its time. If Chinese, Arabs, and Irish sought to establish a national state, why not Jews?..."



The imperatives of war -> By Caroline B. Glick


"Prime Minister Ehud Olmert couldn't have looked more pathetic when he responded this week to a rocket attack on a day care center in Sderot by writing a letter of complaint to the United Nations. But what is he to do?

Olmert and his government colleagues are stumped. They unwilling to pay the political price that comes with abandoning the defense of the Western Negev to Palestinian rockets in Gaza. But they are also unwilling to pay the military and political price of launching a wide-scale ground campaign in Gaza...."


Why Is the Temple Mount So Important? -> by Gabriel Barkay (One Jerusalem)


Dr. Gabriel Barkay, a professor of biblical archaeology at Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explained in an interview the Jewish and Christian connections to the Temple Mount and why it is vital to stop the destruction of Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount currently being carried out by Muslim religious authorities who are digging a trench at the site:

  • The Temple Mount is the heart, soul, and spirit of the Jewish people. It is the only holy place that Jews have and it is the place chosen by the Almighty which is mentioned in Deuteronomy. This is the place believed to be the site of the binding of Isaac. This is the place where David built the altar on the threshing floor of Aravna the Jebusite to stop the plague. This is the place where the First Temple was built and the Second followed it, built by the returnees to Zion from Babylonian captivity. This is also the place of the third edifice built on the site by King Herod the Great - the building so frequently mentioned in the New Testament.

  • The Temple Mount occupies about 1/6th of the total area of the old city of Jerusalem and this is one of the most important cornerstones of Western civilization. It is at the moment the focus of a political battle that embodies within it the crux of the Near Eastern conflict, as both parties claim to have historical linkage to the site.

  • The Temple Mount represents the Near Eastern conflict in a nutshell and whatever happens to the Temple Mount will happen to the rest of the country. If the Temple Mount is under Palestinian rule and there is no accessibility for Jews to the Temple Mount and no control on the antiquities discovered there, that means that the legitimacy of Jews in the entire country is questioned.

  • The gigantic stones of the Temple Mount are mentioned in the New Testament: Jesus was brought to the Temple Mount as an infant, and later in his career he chased away the money changers from the Temple Mount. There are approximately twenty references to the Temple Mount in the New Testament and beyond any doubt the Temple Mount is an integral part of the Christian heritage. It should be sacred and important to any civilized person all around the world.

  • I am amazed that there was a world outcry concerning the blowing up of the statues of Buddha in the Bamiyan Valley by the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan, while the destruction on the Temple Mount didn't hit the media and there was no outrage expressed.



The New Anti-Semitism by -> Denis MacShane (Washington Post)


  • Hatred of Jews has reached new heights in Europe. Last year I chaired a blue-ribbon committee of British parliamentarians that examined the problem of anti-Semitism in Britain. None of us are Jewish or active in the unending debates on the Israeli-Palestinian question.

  • Our report showed a pattern of fear among a small number of British citizens - there are around 300,000 Jews in Britain - that is not acceptable in a modern democracy. Synagogues attacked. Jewish schoolboys jostled on public transportation. Rabbis punched and knifed. British Jews feeling compelled to raise millions to provide private security for their weddings and community events. On campuses, militant anti-Jewish students fueled by Islamist or far-left hate seeking to prevent Jewish students from expressing their opinions.

  • More worrisome was what we described as anti-Jewish discourse, a mood and tone whenever Jews are discussed, whether in the media, at universities, among the liberal media elite or at dinner parties of modish London. To express any support for Israel or any feeling for the right of a Jewish state to exist produces denunciation, even contempt.

  • To Britain's credit, the Blair administration produced a formal government response setting out tough new guidelines for the police to investigate anti-Semitic attacks and for universities to stop anti-Jewish ideology from taking root on campuses. Britain's Foreign Office has been told to protest to Arab states that allow anti-Jewish broadcasts. Tony Blair's successor, Gordon Brown, recently said in London that he stood with Israel "in bad times as well as good times," and one of the remarkable turnarounds of the new Labor leadership that governs Britain is a strong support for Israel and its commitment to combating anti-Semitism.

  • Today the old anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism have morphed into something more dangerous. Anti-Semitism today is officially sanctioned state ideology and is being turned into a mobilizing and organizing force to recruit thousands in a new crusade to eradicate Jewishness from the region whence it came and to weaken and undermine all the humanist values of rule of law, tolerance and respect for core rights such as free expression that Jews have fought for over time.

  • We are at the beginning of a long intellectual and ideological struggle. It is not about Jews or Israel. It is about everything democrats have long fought for: the truth without fear, no matter one's religion or political beliefs. The new anti-Semitism threatens all of humanity. The Jew-haters must not pass.


Restitution of Holocaust-Era Assets: Promises and Reality -> Sidney Zabludoff, (Jewish Political Studies Review)

Less than 20% of the value of Jewish assets stolen by the Nazis and their collaborators has been restored. At least $115-$175 billion (2005 prices) remains unreturned despite numerous clear and explicit international agreements and country promises made during World War II and immediately thereafter. Even the highly publicized resurgence of restitution efforts since the mid-1990s resulted in the return of only 3% of Holocaust property. A key reason for these meager results was the failure to make a comprehensive, and timely effort to deal adequately with an event unequaled in the annals of modern history - the extermination of more than two-thirds of continental European Jewry and the confiscation of nearly all of its assets.


EJC: Anti-Semitism Rising in France and Russia -> by Hana Levi Julian (, August 14, 2007

"Senior members of the European Jewish Congress led by EJC president Moshe Kantor warned of rising anti-Semitism Monday during a visit to Israel..."


ON REVOLUTION -> by Prof. Paul Eidelberg, Foundation for Constitutional Democracy (December 10, 1994—updated June 16, 2007)


"A respected political scientist has said that a revolution would have erupted in any Third World country had its people suffered what the people of Israel have suffered under the Rabin (now read the Sharon or Olmert) government: deceit, betrayal, Jewish bloodshed, humiliation:

● Releasing and arming thousands of Arab terrorists
● Exercising self-restraint while Arab terrorists murdered 1,500 Jews
● Expelling 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza and northern Samaria
● Allowing thousands of Arab missile to terrorize and ruin Sderot
● Failing to demolish Hezbollah whose missiles caused a million Jews to flee northern Israel..."


Understanding the Palestinian Movement (An HIR Series, in four parts) ->
Historical and Investigative Research - 22 April 2006 by Francisco Gil-White


Two states of destruction -> By Cal Thomas, Jewish World Review, June 19, 2007

"The Bush administration's announced goal for Israel and the "Palestinian people" has been two states, living side by side in peace. The administration is two-thirds there. There are now two states — one in Gaza, headed by the militant Hamas organization, which shot its way to power; and another in the West Bank headed by accused Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas. Unfortunately for Israel, there is no peace, which should not surprise those who have been predicting exactly what is now coming to pass..."

Israel's Deadly Stupor -> by Jeff Jacoby, Published: 05/11/07, 11:44 AM


"...As America's beleaguered ally searches for new leadership, one voice worth heeding is that of Hebrew University game theorist Robert Aumann, a Nobel laureate in economics. Those who grow tired of defeating their enemies generally end up being defeated by them. "We are like a mountain climber who gets caught in a snowstorm," Aumann said at this year's Herzliya Conference in January. "He is cold and tired, and he wants to sleep. If he falls asleep, he will freeze to death. We are in terminal danger because we are tired. I will allow myself to say a few unpopular, unfashionable words: our panicked lunging for peace is working against us. It brings us farther away from peace, and endangers our very existence. "Roadmaps, capitulation, gestures, disengagements, convergences, deportations, and so forth do not bring peace. On the contrary, they bring war, just as we saw last summer."

New Pew Survey -- 26% Of U.S. Muslims Support Suicide Bombing -- Only 40% Believe Arabs Caused 9/11 - by ZOA, May 29, 2007

No solutions to Qassams? -> by Isi Leibler, May 30, 2007

"Only tough military action can bring Palestinians to realization their lives will improve only if they rid themselves of leaders who believe terror will destroy us..."

Statecraft in the absence of statesmen -> By Caroline B. Glick

"Over the past week, Ma'ariv has reported on two separate diplomatic initiatives that seem to be coming into line. First, there is the possibility that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will open negotiations with Syria regarding the surrender of the Golan Heights to Damascus. Second, the Jordanians are now raising the possibility of forming a confederation with the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria..."

Israel at 59 - Facing Unpleasant Facts in the Middle East -> By Steven Plaut, Haifa, Israel

"The world is now well into the post-Oslo. post-911 era, in which the delusions and denials of reality that were the foundations of the "Middle East peace process" are at last being acknowledged for what they were. For those returning to the planet Earth from Fantasyland in the "Oslo" parallel universe, it behooves them and us all to bear in mind some of the unpleasant facts of life about the Middle East..."


How Nicolas Sarkozy Could Destroy Hizbullah -> by Matthew Levitt and Michael Jacobson (New Republic)


  • While the U.S. government designated Hizbullah as a terrorist organization a decade ago, the European Union has not. Doing so would require the consensus of all 27 member states, and several countries have been opposed, including Spain, Belgium, and, in particular, France.

  • Now, the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as France's new president may represent the best chance yet for Europe to reconsider its position. In a September 2006 closed-door session with Jewish leaders in the U.S., Sarkozy reportedly referred to Hizbullah as a "terrorist organization." During last summer's war between Hizbullah and Israel, Sarkozy defended Israel's right to defend itself against an organization he described as the "one aggressor" in the conflict.

  • Hizbullah uses Europe primarily as a fund-raising and recruiting ground. An annual German intelligence assessment estimates that 900 Lebanese Hizbullah members live in that country alone. A ban would significantly constrain Hizbullah's European activities, especially its ability to raise funds there.

  • According to Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah, EU designation of Hizbullah as a terrorist organization would "destroy" the organization as "[t]he sources of our funding will dry up and the sources of moral, political and material support will be destroyed."

  • The U.S. should engage the new French president on this issue as soon as possible. Sarkozy is uniquely positioned to make Nasrallah's fear a reality.

Why Israel But Not Burma? -> Stephen Glover (Independent-UK)

"The motion by the National Union of Journalists to single out Israel as being uniquely evil, and worthy of measures that are not contemplated against anyone else, is intellectually disreputable. The NUJ has not passed any motion to boycott China, where there are hundreds of political prisoners. Nor has it picked on North Korea, a totalitarian state in which millions of people have been deprived of the bare necessities of life. The same could be said of Burma. I do not believe that the NUJ has puffed itself in indignation against Saudi Arabia, an autocratic state where women do not enjoy rights that are taken for granted in Israel.
    Whatever criticisms can be justly made of Israel, it is a functioning democracy with a free press and a robust tradition of free speech. Why is Israel singled out? I hesitate to raise the charge of anti-Semitism, but though laying aside that explanation, I confess that I am unable to find another one."



Purim in Dachau
by Solly Ganor (Copyright 2007
Suddenly we noticed Chaim standing in the snow and shouting, "Haman to the gallows! And we all know which Haman we are talking about!"


(click on the picture to the left or on the text above to read more...)


Biased BBC - Editorial

The BBC's lavish state funding of more than £3 billion a year is usually justified by references to its role of serving the "public interest," which includes scrutinizing government. Now the BBC is using taxpayers' money to hide its own work from scrutiny. The issue is anti-Israel bias. The BBC refuses to publish a 2004 report by former BBC editor Malcolm Balen, which the BBC itself commissioned in 2003 after Jerusalem temporarily withdrew all official cooperation with the broadcaster over its perceived bias. Numerous examples point to a simplistic narrative that invariably portrays Israel as the aggressor and the Palestinians as mere victims.
    The BBC's power to influence foreign policy and shape public opinion is almost unparalleled among media organizations. Its radio shows alone attract more than 160 million listeners a week. Little wonder, then, that according to opinion polls, an increasing number of Europeans consider Israel a pariah state and anti-Jewish feelings are on the rise. (Wall Street Journal, 20Apr07)


From Bad to Unthinkable -> by Mortimer B. Zuckerman (U.S. News)


"If the West must now choose between its survival and the survival of radical Islamic forces, we should choose our own survival..."


Vichy-era law still forces Jews to pay extra for property ->

"Jews in Nice who want to buy an apartment have to pay an added fee of €900-€7,000 to skirt an outdated Vichy government law still on the books which prohibits them from owning apartments in that city, The Jerusalem Post has learned..."


How the mainstream Jewish leadership failed the Jewish people in World War II

-> by by Francisco Gil-White


An excellent 5-parts analysis including modern time Jewish self-destructive tendencies

(local copy available from our web site Copyright 2006 )


Israel slander corrupts human rights -> By HAVIV RETTIG, Feb. 13, 2007 0:57 | Updated Feb. 13, 2007 10:28, Jerusalem Post On Line Edition

"Human rights are misused by anti-Semitic anti-Israel campaigns that mask their efforts to dismember the only Jewish state through sophisticated and insidious use of the language of human rights, former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler, an internationally renowned expert on human rights, told the closing session of the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem on Monday...."


Ex-CIA Director: PA Arabs Don't Deserve State -> by Hillel Fendel, Jan 24, '07 / 5 Shevat 5767

"James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA, told IsraelNationalRadio's Alex Traiman that a Palestinian state should wait "many decades" until they stop teaching their children to hate and murder. .."


Why Europe Abandoned Israel -> By Richard Baehr, January 13, 2007

"Why is Israel viewed so differently in Europe than in the United States? To argue as the title of this article does, that Europe has abandoned Israel, is to suggest that it was once in its corner. And in fact, this is true..."

Exclusive: Handwritten Note From Jimmy Carter Interceding for Nazi SS Guard Proven to Have Murdered Jews -> by New York Sun, January 19, 2007



"We now have a copy of the note that Jimmy Carter sent to the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Special Investigation, interceding on behalf of a Nazi SS Guard. We first reported on this story this morning.

Carter's note is attached to a letter from the daughter of the Nazi SS Guard to Mr. and Mrs. Carter, asking for them to help the Nazi SS Guard. Mr. Carter sent the letter to the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, with the following note attached..."

Lost in the Middle East -> January 17, 2007 Editorial, (Washington Post)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is making a high-profile effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process - in spite of an unfavorable situation in the region - in order to solidify an alliance of "the mainstream" against Iran and in support of U.S. policy in Iraq. The administration has decided to seek $98 million in funding for Palestinian security forces - the same forces it rightly condemned in the past as hopelessly corrupt and compromised by involvement in terrorism. Those forces haven't changed, but since they are nominally loyal to "mainstream" Mahmoud Abbas and serve as a check on the power of the "extremist" Hamas, they are on the right side of Ms. Rice's new divide. So is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a thuggish autocrat who was on the wrong side of Ms. Rice's previous Mideast divide between pro-democracy forces and defenders of the illiberal status quo.

The administration's concern about Iran is well founded. Yet the new U.S. policy betrays President Bush's freedom agenda, giving a free pass to dictators who support the new geopolitical cause. Mr. Bush and Ms. Rice have said again and again that such trade-offs during the Cold War helped lay the groundwork for groups such as al-Qaeda - which was founded and is led by Saudis and Egyptians.


The bitter fruits of corruption -> By Caroline B. Glick, Jewish World Review Jan. 5, 2007 / 15 Teves, 5766

"With the Israeli media scope-locked on bigger stories, the fact that Thursday Prime Minister Ehud Olmert paid an obsequious and shameful visit to a country which propagates Holocaust denial and sponsors the Palestinian jihad went largely unnoticed.

No, Olmert did not visit Iran. He visited Egypt."

How the West Could Lose
-> by Daniel Pipes, New York Sun, December 26, 2006

After defeating fascists and communists, can the West now defeat the Islamists?

On the face of it, its military preponderance makes victory seem inevitable. Even if Tehran acquires a nuclear weapon, Islamists have nothing like the military machine the Axis deployed in World War II, nor the Soviet Union during the cold war. What do the Islamists have to compare with the Wehrmacht or the Red Army? The SS or Spetznaz? The Gestapo or the KGB? Or, for that matter, to Auschwitz or the gulag?

Yet, more than a few analysts, including myself, worry that it's not so simple. Islamists (defined as persons who demand to live by the sacred law of Islam, the Sharia) might in fact do better than the earlier totalitarians. They could even win. That's because, however strong the Western hardware, its software contains some potentially fatal bugs. Three of them – pacifism, self-hatred, complacency – deserve attention.

Archive sheds new light on concentration camps -> By ASSOCIATED PRESS, BAD AROLSEN, Germany

"This is another in an occasional series based on access granted to The Associated Press to the largest archive of Nazi concentration camp records, which has been closed for 50 years

Within weeks of Hitler's 1933 rise to power, the iron gates slammed shut on inmates of the first Nazi concentration camps. It was the start of an unparalleled experiment in persecution and genocide that expanded over the next 12 years into a pyramid of ghettos, Gestapo prisons, slave labor camps and, ultimately, extermination factories.

Holocaust historians are only now piecing together the scattered research in many languages to understand the vast scope of the camps, prisons and punishment centers that scarred German-ruled Europe, like a pox on the landscape stretching from Greece to Norway and eastward into Russia...."

Two Israeli Nobel Prize laureates foresee a gloomy future for the state -> by Ynetnews December 25, 2006


"From a political point of view, they are poles apart, but on one topic Prof. Yisrael Aumann and Prof. Aharon Ciechanover are of the same opinion: Pitiful and failed leadership is leading Israel to destruction

What worries them most is the deterioration in academics and education. "There is a close connection between the sinking of the Israeli spirit and the downfall of the State," they warn. Everything here seems lacking in values, temporary, one patch on top of another, a thin bandage that can be torn off with any breeze." ...


Israel's Plummeting Image: A Call To Action! -> by Isi Leibler, Israel Insider, December 19, 2006

Jimmy Carter's vile anti Israel tract aptly titled "Palestine: Peace and Apartheid" brings to mind the UN sponsored anti racist conference in South Africa which became the launching pad for the resurrection of the new global anti Semitism.
Carter's slanders and outright falsehoods expressed in a sanctimonious manner have been exposed and condemned in reviews written primarily by Jewish activists. The media fest accompanying the book launch enabled Carter to even further embellish his Orwellian libels against Israel. Regrettably much of the mainstream media failed challenge the preposterous lies being disseminated.



Uzi Landau: 'Israel's Churchill' Warns of Iran's Hitler -> by Kenneth R. Timmerman Monday, Dec. 18, 2006

"Former Israeli Interior Minister Uzi Landau, a leading contender to succeed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, was in the United States last week to sound the alarm on Iran.

He believes the world needs to wake up to the threat from Iran, and compared Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Adolf Hitler in 1938..."

Center's Kyle and Woolsey warn against negotiating with Iran and Syria


"...In particular, the two Honorary Co-Chairmen of the Center for Security Policy's bipartisan National Security Advisory Council warn against one of the commission's most controversial and ill-advised ideas: opening direct negotiations with Iran and Syria. Senator Kyl and Director Woolsey wrote:

In our view, opening negotiations with Iran (and Syria) as suggested by the ISG will have several undesirable effects.

  • First, such negotiations will legitimate that increasingly dangerous regime and reward its violent and hostile actions against us and our allies. We should rather endeavor to discredit and undermine this regime.
  • Second, such a course will embolden our enemies who already believe they are sapping our will to resist them.
  • Third, such an initiative would buy further time for the Iranian mullahs to obtain and prepare to wield weapons of mass destruction.
  • Fourth, entering into negotiations with Tehran's theocrats will create the illusion that we are taking useful steps to contend with the threat from Iran - when, in fact, we would not be. As a result, other, more effective actions - specifically, steps aimed at encouraging regime change in Iran - will not be pursued...."

Don't Expect Peace Soon -> by Jonathan Spyer (Guardian-UK)


  • The results of unilateral disengagement, which was implemented in Gaza in 2005, have included: the transformation of Gaza into an armed camp as the result of massive smuggling of weapons; the victory of Hamas in Palestinian Authority elections in January, at least partially as a result of disengagement being depicted as an Israeli flight in the face of Palestinian military action; and the failure of Israel to achieve deterrence vis-a-vis Hamas-led Gaza, with the resulting launches of Kassam rockets.
  • The war with Hizballah has helped to further damage the idea of unilateralism, at least for the moment, because of the perceived need for Israel to rebuild a strong deterrent stance, and the negative effect that disengagement is seen to have had in this regard.
  • The current idea is to "engage" with the region in order to recruit the good offices of regional players to help prevent further meltdown. From this point of view, it matters little if there is coherence to the notion that dysfunction and strife in Iraq are in any way related to the separate matter of the Israelis and Palestinians.
  • There is, sadly, little cause for optimism, though from Hamas' point of view, things are going rather well. Attempts to found the long-awaited unity government in the PA remain becalmed because of the refusal of Hamas to compromise on Israel's right to exist, commitment to prior agreements, and abandoning terror.
  • Reports indicate that Hamas has found a way around economic sanctions, engaging in smuggling cash into PA areas. This money goes largely towards financing the movement's charity and paramilitary structures. In the meantime, the cease-fire suits Hamas just fine, enabling it to replenish and re-arm. And to return to the fight at a time of its choosing.
  • The bottom line is that no substantive revival of the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians should be expected any time soon. Forces hostile to peace and stability are on the rise among the Palestinians and their regional backers.


Gates: No One Can Promise Iran Would Not Use Nuclear Weapons Against Israel -> by Eli Lake (New York Sun)

President Bush's nominee to be defense secretary, Robert Gates, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that he would counsel against a military strike targeting Iran except as a last resort and says he does not think the Iranian regime would use nuclear weapons in a first strike against Israel. Gates said he believed that Iran desired nuclear weapons and that Iran's president was "not kidding" when he spoke of his desire to wipe Israel off the map. But he also cautioned that President Ahmadinejad did not have the final say in the regime and that a nuclear weapon would likely be acquired as a deterrent to attack from others. When pressed, the nominee said, "If Iran obtains nuclear weapons, no one can promise that it would not use them against Israel." 


Islam and Violence -> Daniel Allott by (Washington Times)

In a recent survey on global conflict, Monty Marshall and Ted Burr of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management found that of the 24 major armed conflicts taking place worldwide in 2005, more than half (13) involved Muslim governments or paramilitary groups on one or both sides of the fighting. What's more, among six countries with "emerging armed conflicts," four are predominantly Muslim and another, Thailand, involves a Muslim separatist movement. Experts assure us that only a small percentage (perhaps 10 percent) of Muslims are willing to participate in terror; with 1.2 billion Muslims globally, that's more than 100 million jihadists


UN General Assembly Approves Six Pro-Palestinian Resolutions Over U.S. and Israeli Objections  December 4, 2006

The UN General Assembly approved six pro-Palestinian resolutions over U.S. and Israeli objections Friday. The U.S., Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau voted against all six resolutions. A resolution that declared any attempt to impose Israel's laws, jurisdiction, and administration on Jerusalem illegal was approved by a vote of 157-6 with 10 abstentions. A resolution demanding that Israel withdraw from the Golan Heights was approved 107-6 with 60 abstentions. (AP/International Herald Tribune)


Israel Still Marching Toward Disappearance -> By: Louis Rene Beres, Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"Technically, the Lebanon war against Hizbullah is over. In fact, however, Israel remains starkly vulnerable to further rocket attacks, and – even more ominously – to a still-nuclearizing Iran. Making matters worse, Prime Minister Olmert has yet to openly change course from his indisputably catastrophic plan for “realignment” and “convergence.”

Why has there been absolutely no learning from lessons of the past? The answer is plain. Israel now marches headlong toward disappearance because its current leaders still fail to understand several essential and interrelated truths..."


 The Corruption of our Elites or What to do about Tel Aviv -> by ISI LEIBLER, THE JERUSALEM POST, Aug. 28, 2006

"We are already immersed in painful evaluations to identify the cause of the breakdowns in our decision-making processes and in rectifying the weaknesses in the IDF as a consequence of the recent war.

What went wrong?..."


At War with Islamic Fascists -> by Daniel Pipes, August 14, 2006

"In his first response to the major terror airline scare in London, President Bush said on Aug. 10 that “The recent arrests that our fellow citizens are now learning about are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation.”

His use of the term “Islamic fascists” spurred attention and controversy, especially among Islamists..."


Want to win muslim "hearts and minds"? Learn more about Koran first


"Sura 5: O Believers! take not the Jews or Christians as friends. They are but one another’s friends. If any one of you [muslim] taketh them for his friends, he surely is one of them! God will not guide the evil doers."


Note: Before you will follow the link above and start reading - read a reference quote from

 "Schizophrenia. In the paranoid form of this disorder, the sufferer develops delusions of persecution or personal grandeur. ... There is no cure, but the paranoid schizophrenia can be controlled with antipsychotic medications. Severe attacks may require hospitalization."




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