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July 19, 2014
Dennis Prager explains "The Middle East problem":
Mr. Prager is right on: the solution may be hard, but the problem is simple: one side wants the other side dead.
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This week's fact is Fact 77: Jews in West Bank are "Settlers", Arab Muslims in Israel are "Citizens".
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Yesterday, I published a story about anti-Semitism in the San Francisco Bay Area. Among other things, the article mentioned posters of cans of soup labeled 'canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites.' "
The Jerusalem Post just published a picture of the blood libel:
Laurie Zoloth, a professor at San Francisco State University, put it bluntly and powerfully in a widely circulated e-mail: "I cannot fully express what it feels like to have to walk across campus daily, past posters of cans of soup with labels on them of drops of blood and dead babies, labeled 'canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites.' "
I can understand that such hate and lies could be published in places such as Saudi Arabia or Egypt, but I was really surprised to see it happening in my own back yard, in San Francisco, CA.
For the full article on Anti-Semitism in the San Francisco Bay Area, click here.
For a blood libel published in an offical Saudi Arabian newspaper, click here.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) has translated a Muslim sermon delivered on Palestinian television.
In this Friday "sermon" the Imam (something like a Muslim priest) calls for the "anihiliation of the Jews" and supports genocide bombers (he calls them "martyrs"):
The following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian Authority Imam Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi at the Sheikh 'Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City, broadcast live on April 12, 2002 by Palestinian Authority television.
This garbage was put on air on Palestinian national television, which is funded by the European Union and completely controlled by Arafat and his thugs.
I copy the full translation below.
Reuters reports that 67 Russian hostages were deliberately murdered by Chechen Islamic terrorists after Russian special troops stormed in while trying to free them:
Sixty-seven hostages were killed when Russian special forces stormed a Moscow theater at dawn on Saturday to end a three-day siege by Chechen rebels.
I am outraged at the language used by many media outlets and Reuters who describe the murderers as "Chechen rebels" instead of Islamic terrorists. That said, it shows that "Palestinian militants" are not the only Islamo-fascists who benefit from the media's PC.
My heart goes to the families of the hostages that were massacred by the Islamo-freaks.
I copy below the full article and a much better article from edinburghnews.com.
Last night I was watching the Israeli news, and the IDF (Israel's army) released a video of a fake Palestinian funeral in Jenin.
Using a small plane (drone) without pilots, Israel was able to film how the Palestinians tried to stage a fake funeral to show as many casualties as possible were buried in Jenin.
"In the tape you see the fake 'corpse' being wrapped and then lying down on a stretcher. The stretcher bearers are not particularly adept and you can see him fall off several times.
During the course of the funeral the 'corpse' was dropped and the 'dead' Palestinian got up from the ground scaring many of the Palestinian marchers who were not cognizant of the deception."
To watch the 3 minute video, click here.
For the full article, see below.
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that anti-Semites tried to burn a synagogue in Britain.
The Jewish community in Britain has expressed outrage over the desecration of a synagogue in the Welsh town of Swansea on Thursday night. Vandals broke into the synagogue, destroyed a Torah scroll, drew swastikas on the wall and tried to burn the building down. A South Wales police spokesman said the attack had caused substantial damage and was being treated as an anti-Semitic incident.
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Andrew Sullivan former editor of the New Republic, frequent contributor to the NY Times Magazine and the Sunday Times of London, wrote a great piece on the relationship between the United States, France, and Israel.
Titled "A Tale of Two Allies, America - and France and Israel", Sullivan shows why there's a lot of support for Israel today in the US and by the same token why there's so much dissatisfaction with France.
Being Israeli and French, and living in the United States, I fully agree with Mr. Sullivan: he touches on all of the right points.
"While Israel's battle against Islamic and Palestinian terrorism is regarded across Europe with dismay and disdain, large pluralities of Americans cheer the Zionists on"
"The real root of Americans' sympathy for Israel, I think, is a cultural one. Americans admire tenacity, democracy and a free society. They look at Israel and see a polity not unlike their own. There's a free press, a democratic system, a cantankerous civil society and a strong military. They admire the hard work that has built an amazing society from virtually nothing."
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Stefan Sharkansky (http://www.usefulwork.com/shark/)wrote an open letter and call to action for progressive activists of Europe and North America who demand that Israel unilaterally end the violence. He brings up some very good points:
"The key to the whole conflict is really very simple. The Israelis don't like being subjected to terrorism. Once the Palestinians stop the terrorism, the Israelis will stop the military operations and will be prepared to return the occupied territories. The Palestinians will get their country and Sharon will retire to his ranch in the desert. It's not that Sharon would necessarily want to retire, he would simply cease to have a useful purpose. So what you can and must do to solve the problem is to help the Palestinians shift their tactics from terrorism and murder to non-violent resistance and nation building.
If you are a progressive activist from Europe or North America, read on, you might hold the key to make the above work.
I copy Stephan's article below.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Islamic mass murderers have bombed a hotel and attacked two restaurants in Egypt, killing over 30 people:
Islamic Supremacists murder two Israeli kids in the Sinai:
Lior Niv, 3, and his brother Gilad, 11
At least 26 people were killed [Update 10/10/2004: 33 people were killed: 13 Israelis, 14 Russians, 6 Egyptians, and 2 Italian sisters] and over 160 were wounded, both Israelis and other nationals, in two terror attacks against resorts in Sinai packed with Israelis late Thursday evening. [...]
Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades call for the destruction of the State of Israel and the deliberate genocide of all its Jewish citizens. Click here for more information, or click here for a list of mass killings executed by these Islamic Supremacists.
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Someone just forwarded me this email - imagine if there was a Palestinian virus:
A new virus has been detected that you may want to take precautions against. Be careful, if you try to solve this virus problem, you will be castigated in the media and by the UN.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist entered an Israeli town in the West Bank and murdered a mother and three of her children.
Rachel Shabbo and 3 of her children,
killed in their home by a Palestinian terrorist
The Palestinian murderer entered the family's house and started shooting randomly with the intent to slaughter all unarmed Israeli civilians. He succeeded in killing Rachel Shabo 40, and three of her sons, Naria, 16, Zvika, 12 and Avishai, 5.
Two of the family's other children were wounded: a 10-year-old boy with serious gunshot wounds to the legs, and his 13-year old sister, with moderate to serious chest wounds.
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The German magazine Die Zeit (www.zeit.de) has published an article that shows how the European Union is financing Palestinian terrorism.
The article was translated by Stefan Sharkansky (Shark Blog) and it contains a lot of information on how European money is used to kill unarmed Israeli civilians, including kids. Among other things it covers:
1) How European money is used to print Palestinian schoolbooks that glorify genocide bombers and deny the existence of the State of Israel.
Barely after the new books appeared, there came a hailstorm of criticism from western experts. [...] There are calls for religious tolerance, but only between Muslims and Christians. Jews appear only in an historical context. Their connection to the Holy Land is stuck in antiquity. The Jewish resettlement of Palestine is called "infiltration". There is no direct appeal to terrorism, but certainly "Palestine's Martyrs" are glorified, including "The Engineer Ayash", who dispatched suicide bombers in the 1990s and killed dozens of Israelis. The State of Israel does not exist. Its name appears on no map, terms such as "green line", "the interior of the country" or the "1948 land" are used repeatedly. Cities founded by Israel, such as Tel-Aviv, are never mentioned. The name of the State of Palestine and the emblem of Arafat's Palestinian Authority are everywhere, such as on the book covers. This state would seem to stretch from Jordan to the Mediterranean.
2) How European money is used by Arafat to fund his Al-Aksa brigades (responsible for dozens of genocide bombings, see the Palestine page). Arafat makes no distinction between the Palestinian Authority and his Fatah group, an umbrella group of terrorist organizations (that includes the Al-Aksa brigades).
How Arafat paid the friendly price of 10 million dollars for the Karine-A cargo is one of the mysteries of this affair. Whoever finds it reassuring should do the math. At the time of the weapons deal, Europe paid at least 10% of Yassir Arafat's day-to-day budget and 50% of all aid payments. Next to the Europeans, Arafat had only two other revenue sources -- substantial aid from the Arab states, and insignificant tax receipts. How great are the odds that Arafat has not soiled Europe's reputation?
3) How in 2/2001 Arafat and his thugs from the PA made a clear decision to kill unarmed Israeli civilians to force Israel to respond. Their logic was that once Israel responded, an international force, including Europeans, would impose a solution and create a Palestinian state. Documents found by Israel prove this without a doubt.
For the original Die Zeit article in German, click here.
I copy Stefan's translation below.
I have just received the following email:
Great pamphlets on "Checkpoints",
the "Occupation", Refugees and more at
Recently, there has been a theater troup in my hometown performing checkpoints on people walking in parks to show people "Palestinian suffering". So I decided to go there and hand out pamphlets that explained why there are checkpoints.
Well E.A., I checked out your site and I am really impressed with the pamphlets - you've done some excellent work! I've also added a link to www.israelcampaign.com in the FactsOfIsrael.com links page - I hope you get a lot of hits.
In May 2001, Palestinian terrorists murdered Jacob Koby Mandell, a 13-year-old American kid from Maryland. Koby was out hiking with his friend Yosef. The Palestinian murderers took rocks and bashed in Koby's skull, then smeared the boys' blood all over the walls of a cave where the bodies were later found.
The Primer watch group (www.tampabayprimer.org) has created a page to support the Koby Mandell Act:
The massacre of five American citizens in the Hebrew University cafeteria bombing makes it imperative that we undertake a major effort on behalf of the Koby Mandell Act. Thirty-six Americans have been murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists in Israel since the signing of the Oslo accords in 1993.
Primer is dedicated to counter anti-Jewish and anti Israel written, visual and oral messages through media watch media response and dissemination of complete and accurate information. Primer has created a page to support the Koby Mandell Act - to send an email to your Senators and Representative, click here.
Sherri Mandell, Koby's mother, has also written an article, originally published in the New York Post. I copy it below.
The Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace (www.edume.org) has published a reports that examines the Palestinian schoolbooks printed in the academic years 2001 and 2002.
The struggle for the liberation of Palestine is presented mainly as a military one. There is no direct support of terror in the textbooks, but the Feda'i and the Shahid are praised as the spearheads of this struggle. Palestinians hanged by British Mandate authorities for murders of Jewish civilians are presented as Shahids. Those arrested and jailed in Israeli jails for acts of terrorism against Israeli civilians are depicted as "prisoners of war". Jihad continues to be glorified and martyrdom is praised, with special attention given to the martyrs of Palestine.
These books of hate were published thanks to the European Union who has sent 5.9 billion dollars to the Palestinians in the last 5 years.
I place this entry in the "Terrorism" category since it helps explain the hate and racism that would create such a phenomenon as the Palestinian genocide bombers (what the Palestinian call "shahids" or "Martyrs") and their deliberate killing of unarmed Israeli and American civilians, including babies and children.
I copy the full text of the report below (for pictures and links please visit the original site here).
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