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  • The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State

    09/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    TheBlaze TV The 100-Year-Old Agreement You Need to Know About to Understand What’s Driving the Islamic State Sep. 18, 2014 8:45pm Erica Ritz Glenn Beck broke down the history of the Middle East on his television program Thursday, focusing on a nearly 100-year-old agreement that he says is integral to understanding the motivations of the Islamic State: the Sykes-Picot Agreement. If you do not understand the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Beck said, you cannot fully understand the Islamic State, or why the Israelis and the Palestinians will never reach a two-state solution. Though many go back to 1948 and the creation of...
  • Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Gov..

    09/18/2014 5:27:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 9/18/14 | Jordan Schachtel
    Exposed: Obama Admin's Former Chief Israel-Palestine Negotiator Paid $15 Million by Qatari Government Disgraced former Israel-Palestine negotiator Martin Indyk, who served in his position just prior to the outbreak of a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, reportedly has cashed a $14.8 million dollar check from the government of Qatar recently. Qatar is known to be a fierce enemy of Israel and a staunch supporter of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Many in Israel and Egypt have called out Qatar for fanning the flames of war in the Middle East. While serving as chief negotiator, Indyk was accused of deliberately...
  • Amid flags and cheers, Paterson celebrates Palestinian-Americans

    09/17/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    the record ^ | HANNAN ADELY | May 19, 2013
    PATERSON — The raising of a flag at City Hall on Sunday was like any of the dozen or so similar events held in the city each year in a nod to its diversity.   Except it wasn’t.  That’s because the flag raised — for the first time in Paterson, and possibly at any city hall in the United States — was Palestinian. Symbols or assertions of Palestinian statehood are fraught with political sensitivities, and Khader Abuassab, the event’s organizer, said he received harassing phone calls before Sunday’s event. But no problems were on display Sunday when the flag was...
  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'not the guy' to make peace in Middle East (Billy Jeff off script?)

    09/16/2014 8:27:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | September 16, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Video from the Harkin Steak Fry shows former President Clinton saying "I agree with that" to a man on the ropeline who says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "is not the guy" to make peace. "If we don't force him to make peace, we will not have peace," the man says. The conversation came on Sunday after the Clintons made a high-profile return to Iowa and spoke at Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) Democratic fundraiser. "First of all, I agree with that," Clinton replies. He then makes a point defending the Israelis, saying: "But in 2000, [then-Israeli Prime Minister] Ehud Barak,...
  • Qatari firm stops Fox Sports from putting Israel on map

    09/14/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/12/2014 01:37 | Herb Keinon
    Jerusalem calls the move 'an unfortunate surrender to economic interests.’ First Fox Sports – Middle East wiped Israel off the map, then – following complaints – it got rid of the map altogether. The sports network broadcasts in Israel, and a weekly schedule can be found online, especially important for American football fans interested in knowing what games will be broadcast on any given Sunday. Up until Thursday morning, the website had a “select your country” button that accessed a drop-down list of 23 countries in the Middle East, from Algeria, through KSA (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), all the...
  • Bill Clinton Agrees With Palestinian Activist: Benjamin Netanyahu Is "Not The Guy"

    09/16/2014 4:18:48 AM PDT · by absentee · 15 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 9/16/14 | Caleb Howe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek7vKh4vOzI On Sunday, Bill and Hillary Clinton were Iowa attending the final Tom Harkin Steak Fry event, and Bill was repeatedly pinned down in conversation by folks in attendance. During one such encounter, Clinton got into a discussion with a pro-Palestinian activist who managed to elicit a surprising, or not so surprising, comment from the former President. Activist: If we don’t force [Netanyahu] to make peace, we will not have peace. Clinton: Wait, wait, wait. First of all, I agree with that. But in 2000, Ehud Barak, I got him to agree to something that I'm not sure I would...
  • President Sisi’s Gift: Egypt’s offer to create a Palestinian state in Sinai rejected.

    09/09/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/09/2014 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Something extraordinary has happened.On August 31, PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip.Then Abbas told his Fatah followers that he rejected the Egyptian offer.On Monday Army Radio substantiated Abbas’s claim.According to Army Radio, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi proposed that the Palestinians establish their...
  • After Gaza conflict, preparing for a potentially stormy year for Israel on campus

    09/05/2014 6:27:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 4, 2014 | Alina D. Sharon
    This summer’s 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, which has come to a close if a cease-fire reached last week holds, has spurred a sharp rise in both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents around the world. At the same time, the boundary between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism has become increasingly blurred, particularly on American college campuses. flag of israel Trouble for Jewish students got underway even before the start of classes. At an orientation event in late August, a pro-Israel student at Temple University in Philadelphia was punched in the face by a member of Students for Justice in Palestine...
  • 61% of Palestinian Arabs Would Vote for Hamas, More Popular in West Bank than Gaza

    09/04/2014 7:38:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is the real reason why Abbas won’t hold elections and has been ruling unilaterally for quite a while. It’s because all Hamas needs to do to win an election is start a war.It’s also why peace is hopeless. A two state solution that depends on negotiations is a non-starter. Abbas doesn’t represent anyone except the PLO. Hamas’ idea of a final solution is the genocide expressed in Article 7 of its charter. Hamas would win election in Judea and Samaria and well as Gaza and Ismail Haniyeh would defeat Mahmoud Abbas if elections were held today, according to a...
  • The U.N.: Clueless or Complicit in Gaza?

    09/04/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2014 | Claudia Rosett
    The United Nations has been quick to launch a special inquiry into Israel for defending itself this summer against Hamas terrorist attacks out of Gaza. But will anyone be investigating the role in this conflict of the U.N. itself? This latest bout of war has underscored alarming questions about the U.N.’s chief agency in Gaza, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, better known as UNRWA. Officially, UNRWA advertises itself as a strictly neutral party providing humanitarian and relief services — including schooling, health care, construction, loans, and emergency response — to Palestinian refugees...
  • Hamas popularity surges as Palestinian rivalry flares

    09/02/2014 5:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/02/2014
    Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found. The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research said the poll showed Islamists clearly leading presidential and parliamentary polls for the first time since Palestinans last voted eight years ago, when Hamas won power in Gaza. Most Palestinians surveyed said they preferred Hamas's strategy of armed struggle against Israel rather than peace negotiations, which are favored by Fatah, once the dominant Palestinian political movement and one backed by...
  • Journalist Starts ‘Rubble Bucket Challenge’ to Bring Attention to Gaza

    08/25/2014 3:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 25, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Ayman al Aloul, a journalist based in Gaza, dumped a bucket of sand, rocks, and shrapnel over his head to bring attention to the plight of Gaza — a challenge based directly on the Ice Bucket Challenge that’s still going viral. Admitting that he didn’t have a way to freeze a bucket of water, Aloul drew inspiration from the destroyed buildings around him. “It came to my mind that it’s good idea to show the whole picture — how Gaza looks now, rubble, destruction, cement with sand, small rocks,” he said in a video slowly gaining internet traction according...
  • An Open Letter to the False Church

    08/25/2014 8:51:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Matt Barber
    “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” – 2 Timothy 4:3 Dear false prophets, false teachers and Christian apostates of every stripe: We’ve all heard this phrase: “You know who you are!” It’s an expression typically levied in the context of some corrective admonition, intended for some person or persons, busy about some misbehavior. While sent via certified mail, this is one of those rare open letters to whom the preponderance of intended recipients have, somehow, managed to convince themselves,...
  • Palestinian UN rep says every missile fired from Gaza at Israel is ‘a crime against humanity’

    08/23/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT · by zlando · 11 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 14, 2014 | The Times of Israel
    Palestinian UN rep says every missile fired from Gaza at Israel is ‘a crime against humanity’ In interview with PA TV, diplomat details possible risks to the Palestinians of their joining the International Criminal Court BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF July 14, 2014, 7:06 am The Palestinian representative to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that every rocket and mortar fired from Gaza toward Israel is a “crime against humanity.” Speaking on July 9 to Palestinian Authority TV on the possible risks involved if Palestinians leaders ask to join the International Criminal Court — as they have threatened...
  • Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike"

    08/22/2014 2:50:06 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Pro-Palestine Activist Attacks Jewish College Student, Calls Him "Kike" The New American 22 August 2014 College orientation is supposed to be a period of settling in, getting to know your school and fellow students and, hopefully, fellowship. But Temple University’s “Temple Fest” event — billed as “your first taste of Temple” — left one Jewish student with a bad taste in his mouth. Writes Jewish Exponent: Daniel Vessal, an upperclassman member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and a fellow with the pro-Israel organization, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, allegedly was assaulted during move-in day...
  • “13 Year Old Boy” Killed by Israel Turns Out to be Adult PLO Terrorist

    08/20/2014 10:12:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Those 13-year-olds in Gaza sure grow up fast. Maybe it’s hormones in the milk. Or maybe they haven’t been 13 year olds in this century.Elder of Ziyon notes something rather odd about one 13-year-old boy slain by the brutal Zionist overlords of doom. The Hamas Interior Ministry reported that 13-year old Ibrahim Jamal Kamal Naser was killed on July 19.Here is the shahid poster of “13-year old” Ibrahim Nasser, killed on that same day in that same place, by the Abu Rish Battalions of the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Maybe a really old 13. A 13-year old who has been...
  • The U.N. Year of Solidarity With the Palestinian Cause

    08/18/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The U.N. Year of Solidarity With the Palestinian Cause By Julio Severo By a United Nations resolution, 2014 is the “Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People,” an occasion that has been used by the U.N. to organize special activities along with governments and non-governmental organizations to promote the Palestinian cause. The resolution was passed on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in 2013, a very busy year for the U.N., which adopted a total of 21 resolutions singling out Israel for criticism. In contrast, the rest of the world combined received just 4 of such condemnatory resolutions...
  • The One and Only Legitimate Complaint Against Israel Regarding Gaza

    08/17/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Ron A. Y. Rich
    Israel is NOT also adequately leafleting liberal enclaves and universities The illegitimate complaints against Israel are well known, that Israel is allegedly criminally responsible for the collateral damage causing fewer than 2,000 fatalities in less than a month of intensive fighting in one of the most concentrated areas of civilians in the world in the course of Israel’s attempts to root out the source of the projectiles, missiles, mortars, and/or rockets sent against Israel’s civilians, while the projectiles, missiles, mortars, and rockets intentionally aimed by Hamas in intended genocide and murder of millions of civilians in Israel (including hundreds of...
  • Palestinians share tear gas advice with Ferguson protesters

    08/14/2014 2:58:17 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Aljazeera.com ^ | 8/14/2014 | Aljazeera.com
    People in Gaza are tweeting information on how to handle tear gas to the citizens of Ferguson.
  • Lessons of the War in Gaza (Good, clear, succinct)

    08/12/2014 2:44:32 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Unity Coalition for Israel ^ | August 9th, 2014 | Daniel Pipes
    As Israeli operations against Hamas wind down, here are seven insights into the month-long conflict: Missile shield: The superb performance of Iron Dome, the protective system that shot down nearly every Hamas rocket threatening life or property, has major military implications for Israel and the world. Its success signals that “Star Wars” (as opponents maliciously dubbed it upon introduction in 1983) can indeed provide protection from short-range and also presumably from long-range rockets and missiles, potentially changing the future of warfare. Tunnels: Tunneling behind enemy lines is hardly a new tactic; historically, it has had success, such as the 1917...
  • Palestine is Sovereign

    08/10/2014 9:46:26 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 7 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Aug. 11, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    When the missiles stop firing into Israel from Gaza and the tunnels have been destroyed, when relative quiet descends on southern Israel, the Palestinian Authority and their allies on the left will once again demand absolute sovereignty for Palestinians west of the Jordan River. This is as predictable as the sun rising. But the simple fact is that the Palestinians have already achieved sovereignty in the West Bank and they certainly have achieved sovereignty in Gaza. Indeed The Palestinian Authority is an elected and recognized sovereign entity that wields regional governing power over Palestinian communities on the West Bank. The...
  • President Carter Aligns Himself With Terrorists

    08/08/2014 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Former President Jimmy Carter, who once accused Israel of being an “apartheid state” worse than South Africa, has gone even further, rebuking the Jewish State for the way it has waged war with Hamas while actually siding with the terrorists. Writing together with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Foreign Policy magazine, Mr. Carter stated that, “There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war,” calling on Israel and the West to recognize Hamas’s “legitimacy as a political actor.” Mr. Carter claims that Hamas, by recently joining together with the Palestinian...
  • Exclusive: Hamas rocket launch pad revealed near Gaza homes

    08/05/2014 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    News24 ^ | 8/5/2014 | News24
    FRANCE 24 has exclusive footage of a Hamas rocket launching pad that appears to prove the militant group has been firing from areas heavily populated with civilians. Correspondent Gallagher Fenwick says the site, in Gaza City, is some 50 metres from a hotel where the majority of international media is staying, and just 100 metres from a UN building.
  • NDTV Exclusive: How Hamas Assembles and Fires Rockets (outside of journalists hotel)

    08/05/2014 11:50:06 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    NDTV ^ | 8/5/2014 | NDTV
    Gaza: In the minutes before the ceasefire kicked in at Gaza this morning, Hamas fired a flurry of rockets towards Israel - 30 according to some counts. Israel has argued that that these rockets are fired from civilian areas, and this is why its retaliatory strikes can result in civilian casualties. But this morning, NDTV witnessed one such rocket silo being created under a tent right next to the hotel where our team was staying. Minutes later, we saw the rocket being fired, just before the 72-hour ceasefire came into effect. It began with a mysterious tent with a blue...
  • Shocker: Bill Maher Smacks Down Liberal Attacks on Israel

    08/04/2014 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 4, 2014 | Laura Flint
    Bill Maher is known for his pathological, frothing attacks on all things conservative. However, on the August 1 edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the HBO host took a controversial stance for a liberal: he defended Israel. When his Iranian-American guest Reza Aslan argued that “Amnesty International...have found no evidence whatsoever of any kind of human shield being used,” Maher interrupted to state “It's a war. It's a war that Hamas started.” The left-wing comedian continued, claiming that “somehow when Israel reacts to this, they have to do everything in a way that doesn't kill any civilians. People die...
  • The Two State Solution, Israel’s Swan Song

    08/03/2014 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/3/14 | Kevin O'Neil
    Following is a letter from Coach is Right contributor Kevin O’Neil to his Member of Parliament in London 25th July 2014. Dear Mr. Gyimah, Thank you for your letter of the 17th July 2014. I am pleased to read that ‘Britain will stand with Israel as it seeks to bring to justice those responsible’ for the murdering of the three Israeli boys, and that you found the act ‘appalling and inexcusable’. However, within the body of your letter you state that you support ‘a two-state solution’ with a divided Jerusalem. Are you aware that you are supporting the establishing of...
  • God Bless Hamas

    08/03/2014 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 8/3/2014 | Live Leak
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  • An Answer To Arab Girl

    08/01/2014 8:31:51 PM PDT · by Shery · 11 replies
    1 August, 2014 | vanity
    In the past week someone posted an article from a young supposedly Christian Arab girl who calls herself Arab Girl. I attempted to respond to her article at the website that the article was posted from, but there was no way to make comments. Today I got an email from Marvin Rosenthal about the Israeli situation and at the very end, he has a CD available about the cult of so-called Arab Christians in Palestine. These people have a lot of support from American churches here because they claim to be Christian. Here is a link to the last page...
  • The Jews Renew Vow of 'Never Again'

    08/01/2014 10:33:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The front pages across the world tell an old and familiar story. Hatred of the Jews is back. The sons and daughters of Abraham enjoyed a brief respite from an ancient hatred, but it was only an intermission. The old story never ends. Assimilation with everyone else was once the Jewish dream, but Hitler turned the dream into nightmare. Only having a homeland of their own would put an end to Jew-hatred, but old hates do not go gentle into that good night. Or a bad one, either. The Jews who lost both synagogue and state over 2,000 years ago...
  • Visualization of Rocket Attacks on Israel

    07/31/2014 11:50:33 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Red Alert ^ | 7/31/2014 | Red Alert
  • Seriously, What Is John Kerry Doing?

    07/29/2014 4:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 29, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Let’s concede for a moment that most of us don’t believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad. Even so, most Americans would probably agree that at a minimum our diplomatic efforts should not cause unnecessary harm. Which brings me to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent misadventure in the Middle East. It seems like a rather big deal that Egypt, Israel, Fatah, Jordan, Saudi Arabia—ostensibly, all allies of ours—agree on anything. This development, one imagines, might be something the United States would be interested in fostering rather than destroying. Certainly, the idea that Hamas’ power should...
  • Facebook Declares Group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" "Doesn't Violate Community Standards"

    07/29/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/14 | Aurelius
    In response to a report that the Facebook group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" is offensive, Facebook has declared that it "doesn't violate our Community Standards." Similarly, the also declared that the group "DEATH TO ZIONISTS" was also found not to violate Facebook's standards. Here are the declarations from Facebook reporting on their decision: And: Death to Zionists' page wrote on the first day of their group’s creation, “Army of Mohammed has started to return.” ...And, of course, the group "Death to the Jews" is still up on Facebook.
  • Cenk Uygur Trashes ‘[feline nickname]’ Hannity: ‘I’ll Kick His [expletive] All Day Long’

    07/28/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 26, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Yesterday on The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur took on Sean Hannity over his confrontational showdown with a Palestinian guest. Uygur said Hannity couldn’t last a debate where he didn’t control the format and setting, and said if he ever got the chance to debate Hannity fairly, “I’ll kick his [expletive] all day long.” Uygur charged that on Fox News, any criticism of Israel whatsoever isn’t tolerated, and Hannity kept poking at his guest “so he can say, ‘See? Angry Muslims.’” But would Uygur ever face off with Hannity himself? He said if he did, “he’ll do the usual badgering, but...
  • Israel: The Palestinian People’s Greatest Ally

    07/28/2014 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Israel is not tame. But she is good. If a poacher shoots arrows at a pride of sleeping lions, are the lions to blame for rousing and defending themselves? What does one say of the shooter when he intentionally cowers behind the skirts of his own women and daughters, hoping, indeed praying, that these precious souls will inadvertently perish as a result? One calls him a coward, a fool and a monster. Such are the men of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Palestinian Authority – terrorists all. They are purposefully slaughtering their own citizenry. There are but two things to blame...
  • Hamas' Triumph

    07/25/2014 10:45:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Barack Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred, and take it global. Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S. Who now recalls that when Hamas was elected, the world responded with disgust? Hamas was on everyone's terrorist list. Flailing, the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and United States asked Hamas to recognize Israel, renounce terror and agree to live by previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority. Hamas refused. Nevertheless, its image is much improved. Hamas enjoys...
  • Why Does Anyone Defend Hamas And The Palestinian Culture Of Death?

    07/25/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-14 | Dave the Sage
    “Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” - Former Congressman Allen West And that is the question that should be asked. It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is EVEN ONE MEMBER OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION who is upset that Israel is pummeling the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Under Ariel Sharon, Israel forcibly removed its citizens from Gaza and turned the land over to the Arabs. Israel has been rewarded for that gesture of conciliation with the abduction and killing of its citizens and the launching of hundreds of...
  • How NOT To Sell Cupcakes In NYC: Tweet About ‘Zionist Pigs’

    07/24/2014 12:45:44 PM PDT · by DKM · 28 replies
    IJReview ^ | 7/24/14 | Caroline Schaeffer
    The Cupcake Crew food truck in New York City proved it’s not so sweet after all. The company inexplicably took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to spew some hate for Israel.
  • The airbrushing of Hamas’ history

    07/23/2014 9:23:51 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Union-Tribune San Diego ^ | July 23, 2014 5pm PST | U-T San Diego Editorial Board
    In his commentary for Wednesday’s Opinion page, UC San Diego communications professor Gary Fields rebukes those who talk or write about what is happening in Gaza while offering “a very simple picture of Hamas as an implacable aggressor, and the state of Israel as an innocent victim of terror.” But nowhere in his essay does Fields detail why Israel has acted as it has in Gaza since it bulldozed Jewish settlements and withdrew soldiers from the 140-square-mile territory in 2005. The narrative he ridicules — of Israel feeling compelled to defend itself against a terrorist neighbor bent on Israel’s destruction...
  • Palestinians Chose Hamas and the Mass-Murder of Civilians — Including Their Own

    07/23/2014 5:10:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-22-2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I argued in Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy that the illusionÂ’s signature feature is a fantasy: By holding free elections, a people is choosing freedom: joining modernity, adopting pluralism and tolerance, rejecting revolutionary violence and totalitarianism.Today, we are yet again being inundated with tales of Palestinian woe after HamasÂ’s familiar barbarism has provoked an Israeli military response. It thus bears remembering that the Palestinian people chose Hamas. What ever happened to all those Democracy Project paeans to self-determination? Hamas is Palestinian self-determination. Hamas was not forced on Palestinians. Hamas did not militarily conquer Gaza. No, Hamas swept parliamentary...
  • No More Aid to the Palestinian Authority

    07/22/2014 8:12:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    The anti-Semitic "tradition" of blaming Jews for the world's problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas. Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but their condemnation was hedged by calls for "restraint" on "both sides" and "proportionality" in Israel's response to the attacks. There is little or no mention of Hamas' directive to ignore Israel's warning to leave homes in areas where the rockets have been placed among civilians. The Hamas strategy is to parade the bodies of the dead before TV cameras to demonstrate Israel's "cruelty"...
  • Pre-Show Hot Mike Catches Kerry Mocking Israel-Avoids Repeating When Asked During Show

    07/20/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 20, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    On Sunday John Kerry forgot the number one rule of being miked for an interview; the microphone is always on. The Secretary of State was miked and on camera waiting for an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace when he spoke to an aide about an Israeli operation resulting in the deaths of 14 IDF solders. Kerry’s reaction was a mocking: "It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.We’ve got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”...
  • Pope Francis makes phone call to Israel, Palestine presidents

    07/18/2014 2:01:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | July 18, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Palestinian soldier stands guard during Pope Francis' May 25, 2014 Mass in Bethlehem's Manger Square. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. Vatican City, Jul 18, 2014 / 08:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to both presidents in order to ask for peace. “Following last Sunday’s heartfelt appeal for continued prayer for peace in the Holy Land, this morning the Holy Father Francis personally telephoned President Shimon Peres and President Mahmoud Abbas,” a July 18 statement from the Vatican read. During the calls,...
  • IDF starts Gaza ground invasion

    07/17/2014 1:24:17 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-17-2014 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Netanyahu's office says purpose of mission is to destroy terror tunnels and seriously harm the infrastructure of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza. "In light of Hamas' continuous criminal aggression, and the dangerous infiltration into Israeli territory, Israel is obligated to act in defense of its citizens,” a statement from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office said.
  • 5 reasons why comparing Israeli and Palestinian death totals is misleading way to judge the conflict

    07/17/2014 10:58:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/17/2014 | Philip Klein
    One of the most common and misleading tactics deployed against Israel by its critics is to compare the number of dead Israelis and dead Palestinians, and use the figures to portray Palestinians as victims of Israeli aggression. Vox's Max Fisher, who is on a campaign to convince people that Israel bears primary responsibility for the absence of peace in the region, pushed the argument this week to show that the conflict was “lopsided.” The Legal Insurrection blog has rounded up other examples of liberals and critics of Israel making similar arguments emphasizing comparative death totals. In a sense, it's understandable...
  • Rihanna tweets 'Free Palestine,' deletes after 7,000 retweets in eight minutes

    07/16/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This reminds me of the song from A Chorus Line forty years ago. The musical had a song - which I will not post now because it's the three weeks of mourning for the Holy Temples - that described what a woman needs to make it in show business. The lyrics are here. Here's another story that proves you don't need a brain to be a popular entertainer. Just the things described in the song. Pop superstar Rihanna caused a social media firestorm this week when she tweeted "#FreePalestine" from her official account before deleting it eight minutes later. In...
  • Attacking Israel with the Big Lie: Genocide

    07/16/2014 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Here's the difference between us," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained on "Fox News Sunday." "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles." It's a classic talking point. It's also objectively true, and that truth is very frustrating for Israel's critics. All one needs to do is delve into the muck of Twitter and read the timelines for such hashtags as #GazaUnderAttack and #GenocideInGaza: "They're killing the women and children to ensure there won't be a new generation of Palestine." "One Holocaust can NEVER justify another." And let's not even...
  • Israel military's 'knock on roof' warnings criticized by rights groups [Can you win a war this way?]

    07/15/2014 2:24:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/15/2014 | By Tim Lister and Salma Abdelaziz
    It's become another military euphemism, along with "collateral damage" and "friendly fire." The "knock on the roof" is the Israeli military's warning for civilians before it fires on a building and is being used extensively as Israeli airstrikes target Hamas sites in Operation Protective Edge. The Israeli Air Force developed the technique in 2009 as a way to warn civilians in Gaza to leave buildings it has identified as locations where Hamas keeps ammunition, a rocket stash or command post. But it is a controversial policy that has been criticized by human rights groups. The procedure generally begins with a...
  • Don't Fence Me In

    07/15/2014 7:33:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf, was not speaking of a border fence between the United States and Mexico, but a fence between the West Bank and the 1967 Israeli border. That fence, he said, would be built after Israel relinquishes the territory in exchange for an empty promise of "peace" with the Palestinians. Apparently Gordon hasn't noticed that missiles fly...
  • Hamas Counters Israeli Efforts to Reduce Collateral Damage

    07/13/2014 12:48:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Israel’s attempts to minimize collateral damage while seeking to respond to Hamas’ repeated missile launches against Israeli civilians were sternly countered by Hamas this week. While Israel has been warning Palestinian civilians of impending air strikes in order to prompt them to move out of targeted areas, Hamas has forbidden civilians from taking Israeli advice. Hamas’ Khaled Meshaal explained that “it is every Palestinian’s duty to sacrifice himself if required to do so in our never ending battle against the Jewish occupiers. The Jews would like nothing better than to separate our fighters from the women and children who we...
  • IDF hits Gaza police chief’s home, kills 15, warns of heavier strikes, after Hamas barrage

    07/13/2014 1:59:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 12, 2014 | Yifa Yaakov, Itamar Sharon and Ricky Ben-David
    Five days after the launch of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s effort to put a halt to Hamas rocket fire, some 600 rockets had been fired from Gaza at Israel. Rockets fired throughout Saturday targeted communities near the Gaza Strip as well as Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Rehovot and Rishon Lezion. Hamas launched a major assault on central Israel in late evening. An American tourist died of a heart attack after sirens wailed in Jerusalem. Palestinian reports say at least 150 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes, including more than 15 in a strike late Saturday aimed at Hamas’s Gaza...