Sunday, August 21, 2011


Obviously, I haven't been here for some time. This is for various personal reasons, but also because I find I want to write about more than just Israel. I am shutting down this blog and moving to a wordpress blog, Nothing there, yet, but this blog will be shut down and deleted shortly.

That blog will have my real name and I will include more posts about more topics, in politics as well as my own activities and interests.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Something is wrong with this picture.

It appears that the man responsible for the terrorist attack in Norway was pro-Israel, of all things.

Before going further, I must make myself very clear; this man's actions were completely unacceptable. By murdering almost 100 innocent people, regardless of their views, he is no better than Osama bin Laden, and he deserves the same fate.

But there is so much here that doesn't make sense. At first glance, his ideology seems to be spot on.

In one passage, he lashes out at the western media which he accuses of unfairly focusing on the wrongdoing of Jews, saying “western journalists again and again systematically ignore serious Muslim attacks and rather focus on the Jews.”

But then this shows up.

He also says that Israel is the homeland for Jews largely due to the persecution suffered by Jews at the hands of Muslims, saying “if one acknowledges that Islam has always oppressed the Jews, one accepts that Israel was a necessary refuge for the Jews fleeing not only the European but also the Islamic variety of anti-Judaism.”

The primary scourge of the Jewish people for millennia had not been Muslims, or even Arabs, but Europeans in general. Every European Zionist I've ever met understands this. This seems out of character to me and an illogical view for a Zionist to hold. On the other hand, this would be exactly how an Islamic terrorist trying to impersonate a pro-Zionist would perceive Zionism.

This man's views seem too perfect. I could be wrong, but I have to wonder if this man is a plant meant to stir up hatred. If this man is exactly as he claims to be, he not only did the worst act possible for his ideology, he has likely caused massive damage to the credibility of Zionism. No one sane could possibly think that this kind of an atrocity could ever be useful to Israel.

The only possibilities I can see is that this man is either a terrorist plant, or he is insane.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Evil comes in all forms.

It doesn't matter what side of the political spectrum you are on, there is always evil. Someone is always willing to go that one step too far and step into the realm of Hitler and Stalin.

By now, most, if not everyone, knows about the terrorist attack in Norway. I have nothing but unequivocal condemnation for such an action. There is absolutely no excuse or reason for this kind of senseless violence.

The people gunned down were youth at camp, just living their lives. This sort of political violence is completely unacceptable. It makes this man not only no better, but worse than Islamic extremists.

I've already seen many people on the left wing trying to use this incident as proof of right wing violence. This is an isolated incident, and this "man" should not just be put to death, but put to death in the most painful manner possible. This one incident perpetrated by a fascist does not in any way outweigh the fact that there have been over 17,000 deadly terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims since 9/11, and it does not in any way represent my beliefs.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Stories that the lamestream media don't want you to know.

If the lamestream media actually wanted to show a balanced view of Israel, it wouldn't be difficult. However, the "Palestinians" are the media's little darlings, and no matter how much good Israel does, no matter the fact that "Palestinians" live better than any other Arab in the Middle East, Israel is still somehow the bad guy.

From Good News From Israel comes a list of just a few of the amazing things that Israel does for the "Palestinians" despite their hatred for Jews.

Friday, July 15, 2011

"Palestinians" admit it in person. They want Israel destroyed.

There is no such thing as a peace process. There is no such thing as a peace partner. There is no such thing as even the remote possibility of peaceful relations with the "Palestinians". It is one Jewish state with a majority of the "Palestinians" expelled to other Arab lands, or the end of not just Israel, but Judaism as well.

Only one in three Palestinians (34 percent) accepts two states for two peoples as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to an intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip completed this week by American pollster Stanley Greenberg.

The poll, which has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, was conducted in partnership with the Beit Sahour-based Palestinian Center for Public Opinion and sponsored by the Israel Project, an international nonprofit organization that provides journalists and leaders with information about the Middle East.

The Israel Project is trying to reach out to the Arab world to promote “people-to-people peace.” The poll appears to indicate that the organization has a difficult task ahead.

Respondents were asked about US President Barack Obama’s statement that “there should be two states: Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people and Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people.”

Just 34% said they accepted that concept, while 61% rejected it.

Sixty-six percent said the Palestinians’ real goal should be to start with a two-state solution but then move to it all being one Palestinian state.

Asked about the fate of Jerusalem, 92% said it should be the capital of Palestine, 1% said the capital of Israel, 3% the capital of both, and 4% a neutral international city.

Seventy-two percent backed denying the thousands of years of Jewish history in Jerusalem, 62% supported kidnapping IDF soldiers and holding them hostage, and 53% were in favor or teaching songs about hating Jews in Palestinian schools.

When given a quote from the Hamas Charter about the need for battalions from the Arab and Islamic world to defeat the Jews, 80% agreed. Seventy-three percent agreed with a quote from the charter (and a hadith, or tradition ascribed to the prophet Muhammad) about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones and trees.
But only 45% said they believed in the charter’s statement that the only solution to the Palestinian problem was jihad.

Emphasis added.

A full 45% believe in Jihad. The article says 'only', but that is an immense number of people who believe that violence is the only answer. The article makes some claims about some positives, but they do not outweigh the simple facts. Any large population of "Palestinians", when more than half of them support the teaching of hatred of Jews in their school, is suicide for the Jewish state. They have admitted, in person, that they do not want Israel to exist.

Judaism will not survive without Israel. That is easily seen. As per the second link above, the only place in the world where the Jewish population is growing is in Israel. Without Israel, we as a people are almost certainly doomed. The "Palestinians" are committed as a people to eliminating our homeland.

These are the facts. Jews need Israel or we disappear. Israel needs large, defensible borders, or it disappears. The "Palestinians" stand in the way of that. That is a simple fact. These are not people who will let us live.

Which means that they have to leave.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Geert Wilders cleared!

A great victory for freedom as Geert Wilders has been cleared of all charges against him.

MP Geert Wilders has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination by a court in Amsterdam.

The court ruled that some of Wilders' statements were insulting, shocking and on the edge of legal acceptibility, but that they were made in the broad context of a political and social debate on the multi-cultural society.

The chief judge took some 20 minutes to dismiss the charges one by one, speaking in clear, non-legal language. There was applause from the public gallery when he had finished his statement.

The public prosecution department earlier joined Wilders’ legal team in calling for a not-guilty verdict, saying certain statements by the PVV party leader were insulting, but not criminal.

The department was forced to take the case by the high court after anti-racism campaigners protested at its refusal to prosecute Wilders.

The case began on October 4 last year, but collapsed after three weeks when a special legal panel ruled the judges may have shown partiality following a string of legal blunders. New judges were then sworn in and the case was heard again this year.

Geert Wilders is a great man who simply speaks the truth. Anyone who's read even small parts of the Koran understands this.

Hat tip to David Hoffman.

Boycott Delta Airlines

Just following orders?

It seems that Delta Airlines is allowing Saudi Arabian Airlines into their Sky Team Alliance (sounds like something out of a comic book). Saudi Arabian Airlines is highly discriminatory, especially against Jews. There are concerns that, since this could mean booking a flight with Delta could lead to you flying on a Saudi Arabian Airlines airplane, Jews could be discriminated against. Even if this isn't the case, Delta Airlines is crossing a moral line. Doing business with openly racist people is abhorrent to say the least.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hamas-Fatah unity appears to be collapsing.

It is much too early to be certain, but it appears that the Hamas-Fatah unity deal may very well be collapsing.

Hamas on Thursday accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of backtracking on the Egyptian-sponsored reconciliation agreement between the two sides.

The PA, in response, said that Iran, which supports Hamas financially, has instructed the movement to pull out of the agreement with Fatah.

“Hamas is nothing but a tool in the hands of Iran,” a PA official said. "There can be no agreement with a movement that serves the agenda of a regime like Iran, which is a threat to Arab national security."

Hamas leaders and representatives claimed that Abbas has succumbed to US, EU and Israeli pressure to abandon the reconciliation accord, which was announced in Cairo on May 4, following threats to suspend financial aid to the Palestinians if the agreement is implemented.

“The honeymoon between Fatah and Hamas seems to have ended very quickly,” remarked a Fatah official in Ramallah. “The gap between the two parties remains very wide on most issues.”

Read the whole story. With any luck for us, these barbarians will continue fighting each other, and leave us alone.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Michele Bachmann for President

I am giving my endorsement in the next American federal election to Michele Bachmann. While I was hoping to endorse Sarah Palin, it doesn't look like she will be running, and Michele Bachmann has much the same values as Sarah Palin does. Michele Bachmann understands what Israel is going through, and is a valuable friend of Israel. Let's hope she wins.

Europeans can't force us to die, so they tell us to.

In general, I despise Europeans. I keep an open mind in person, but as a general rule, I don't trust them. Our history in Europe is one of oppression and slaughter. Now that we have Israel, they haven't been able to harm us to the same extent. However, they still seem to wish us harm. Just as Europeans would discuss what to do about the "Jewish problem" before expelling us or slaughtering us, they now won't even allow Israel to be a member of talks to do with achieving peace with the "Palestinians".

Israel’s frustration with the EU, or at least with part of the EU, was highlighted this week when Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, who was hosting the monthly meeting of EU foreign ministers, held an informal dinner on Sunday night on the Middle East with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to which he invited representatives from France, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, the US, Indonesia, the Arab League and the PA – but not Israel.

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, in a blog posting about the dinner, made it clear that Israel was a large part of the discussion.

Bildt wrote that it was evident that “large parts of the Arab world” have now “given up virtually all hope of progress” with the present Israeli government.

Think about what our former enemies are saying about our homeland. How is this all that different from the European frustrations in attempting to force us to convert to Christianity? We refuse to give in to their unreasonable demands, and so they try to figure out what to do with us behind closed doors.

We have attempted, on numerous occasions, to end the bloodshed. The "Palestinians" have never given us a single concession. They demand that Jews make every single concession and that they make none. Until the "Palestinians" are willing to make concessions, just as we are, the fighting will never end. The ball has been in the "Palestinian" court for decades, yet the Europeans still blame us, just as they have always blamed us for any problem they seem to have.

Contrary to the popular opinion, Europeans have changed very little. They still see Jews as their enemy, otherwise why would they fail to see how hard Israel attempts to make peace? We gave up the whole Gaza strip, forced thousands of people from their homes. We were rewarded with more terrorism, and yet somehow we were in the wrong yet again when we defended ourselves.

This is a recurring problem with Europeans. The only public figure in all of Europe that I've seen that actually seems to understand what is going on is Geert Wilders. I'm sure there are more, but they seem to be few and far between and don't seem to speak up nearly so loudly. If anyone who reads this blog could send me the names of any others, I'd appreciate it.

Friday, June 17, 2011

1000 terrorists for Schalit?

No, no, one thousand times, no! I'm glad the armed wing of Hamas rejected this!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday called for the release of captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.

Merkel, speaking at a joint appearance with the French president called Schalit's release "a very important matter," ahead of the fifth anniversary of the IDF soldier's kidnapping by Hamas terrorists.

According to German government sources, there is a deal on the table in which Israel would release approximately 1,000 prisoners in exchange for Schalit. The deal was rejected by Hamas' armed wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigades, despite approval by the groups political wing, according to German officials.

I want Gilad back. He has been locked away in a terrorist prison for years. But releasing 1000 terrorists in exchange? How many innocent people would die at the hands of those terrorists once they were free?

The exchange should only ever be one for one. Never should so many animals be released to murder more innocent Israelis for the price of one man.

I've seen some claims that Mossad has been tracking down Gilad and that his captors have been dying one by one. These policies should be continued, but at no point should any more than one single terrorist ever be released in exchange for our own people, lest those terrorists then kill or capture more of our own. We can't reward evil.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The UN will never be a force for peace.

As it stands, the United Nations is permanently incapable of being a force for peace. Staffed by dictatorships, supporters of dictatorships and heavily influenced by Antisemitism, it won't even be able to do anything about the fact that Syria was trying to build nuclear weapons.

The UN nuclear watchdog board reported Syria to the Security Council on Thursday for covert atomic work, a US-led move coinciding with Western condemnation of Damascus's crackdown on opposition protests.

Russia and China voted against the proposal at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), highlighting big-power divisions that may augur vetoes of any punitive measures by the UN council in New York.

China and Russia will simply vote to protect Syria. The UN has never come to the aid of Israel, only interfering in wars when Israel is winning, never when Israel is losing. Israel seriously needs to reconsider any commitments to this vile and evil institution.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New report suggests Iran is 2 months away from going nuclear.

You read that right. Two months, not two years. Israel may very well be out of time.

The Iranian regime is closer than ever before to creating a nuclear bomb, according to RAND Corporation researcher Gregory S. Jones.

At its current rate of uranium enrichment, Tehran could have enough for its first bomb within eight weeks, Jones said in a report published this week.

He added that despite reports of setbacks in its nuclear program, the Iranian regime is steadily progressing towards a bomb. Unfortunately, Jones says, there is nothing the US can do to stop Tehran, short of military occupation.

The researcher based his report on recent findings by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), published two weeks ago. Making the bomb will take around two months, he says, because constructing a nuclear warhead is a complicated step in the process.

Jones stresses that stopping Iran will require deploying forces on the ground, because airstrikes are no longer sufficient. The reality is that the US and Israel have failed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear warhead whenever it wants, Jones says.

It's time to recognize that this policy has failed and decide on the following steps, based on realistic assessment of Iranian uranium-enrichment efforts, he adds.
According to Jones, Tehran has produced 38.3 kg of uranium enriched at 19.7%. If its centrifuges continue to work at the current capacity, it will take around two months for the Iranian regime to produce the 20 kg of uranium enriched to 90% required for the production of a nuclear warhead.
As Iran gets closer and closer to building a nuclear weapon, I can't help but be reminded of the denials of the Jewish leadership during the Shoah and their claims that all would be well. The Shoah taught us that we can rely on no one but ourselves, that we have the tools to fight for our lives, that we can be warriors. We are G-ds warriors, and we must fight, or we face our end. Judaism will not recover from a second Shoah.

Muslim Brotherhood on its way to taking over Egypt.

While Caroline Glick has followed the situation in Egypt better than I have (I live in Diaspora and don't have access to the same information she does at this time), I can tell you that the news is nothing but troubling. Just today, the Muslim Brotherhood has legally become a political party.

The Brotherhood is claiming that they won't field a candidate for the presidency. Yet one of the candidates, Abul Futuh, is a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is also claiming that they won't contest more than 50% of the parliamentary seats. This goes against a previous claim of only contesting 30% of seats. Anyone can see that The Brotherhood is setting itself up to sweep the country in the election and institute a dangerous Islamic government.

And what is the feckless Obama doing about it? Nothing. He's continuing to send aid to the Egyptian military, and Caroline Glick believes that he's deliberately sabotaging Israeli intelligence efforts. I agree with her assertion completely.

The reality on the ground is there for all to see. Almost the entire Arab world is going the way of Iran.

Yet again, Jews are being thrown under the bus.

UN rights chief calls border defense "excessive force".

You have to love the UN. They are so predictable. For instance, they just condemned Israel's legitimate defense of national borders and called invaders, civilians!

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Tuesday she was deeply troubled by reports of use of live fire by the IDF against protesters attempting to infiltrate Israel's border from Syria on Sunday's Naksa Day, commemorating the anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War.

“Between 30 and 40 protesters have reportedly been killed by Israeli security forces in the past three weeks,” she said, referencing Syrian reports that 23 were killed on Sunday and 14 were killed on May 15 during Nakba Day in skirmishes on both the Lebanese and Syrian frontiers. “The Government of Israel has a duty to ensure that its security personnel avoid the use of excessive force,” Pillay added.

“However difficult the circumstances, the use of live ammunition against allegedly unarmed protesters, resulting in large numbers of deaths and injuries, inevitably raises the question of unnecessary and excessive use of force,” she stated.

The high commissioner urged Israel to comply with its obligations under international human rights and international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of civilians.

Pillay also expressed concern over allegations that civilians were encouraged by the Syrian authorities to protest in areas where landmines are located. “Syrian authorities have an obligation to ensure that civilians are prevented from entering areas where landmines are planted,” she said.

Especially given conflicting allegations on the use of Molotov cocktails by protesters and on whether or not all necessary precautions were taken before the use of live ammunition by security forces, Pillay called on both sides to carry out independent, impartial, transparent and thorough investigations into the events of Naksa Day. She also reminded Israel of its obligation to carry out investigations into the events surrounding last month's Nakba Day.

"Where there is evidence that crimes were committed, prosecution and appropriate punishment must follow," Pillay added.

The High Commissioner echoed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call for maximum restraint on all sides.

The only crime being committed is the UN backing of these invaders over Israel's right to defense of national borders. These were not civilians, but terrorist invaders who's single goal was destruction. They went unarmed in order to delegitimise Israel. Regardless of whether or not they were armed, they were not civilians. They were non-uniformed combatants and had no human rights under the Geneva Conventions, and therefore Israel's response was 100% justified, right and legal.

And if it happens again, the invaders should be shot again.