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Fact 219: "After the Oslo peace treaty in the beginning of the 90's, the Palestinian Authority was allowed to create a Police force and arm itself accordingly. As part of the same accords, many weapons were defined as illegal. Until a final peace agreement was to be reached, only this Police force was allowed to arm itself. The Palestinian authority accepted this condition when it signed the Oslo peace treaty. The Islamic Jihad, the Hamas, and other Palestinian terrorist groups completely ignored the treaty and as soon as Israel gave the Palestinians autonomy, they armed themselves as much as possible. Arafat and the Palestinian authority did nothing to stop this illegal buildup of weapons."
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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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CNN (www.cnn.com) has setup an excellent site to track the progress of the US and coalition forces in liberating Iraq and getting rid of the butcher from Baghdad:
CNN War Tracker
The page includes live information on battles, airstrikes, casualties, weapons and more.
Just like the French, more and more
Iraqi soldiers are giving up.
So check it out and think of how our men and women from the US and coalition forces are risking their lives so you can live in peace and worry less about Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad obtaining biological, chemical or nuclear weapons.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Palestinian genocide bomber blew himself up in Tel-Aviv killing 3 unarmed civilians.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up seconds apart in Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening, killing three other people and wounding 40, police said.
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In the past few days the IDF (Israel's army) has been destroying tunnels used by Palestinian mass murderers from the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigades.
Israeli soldiers explore a tunnel, found covered in concrete under a home, which was used by Palestinian arms smugglers between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, in Rafah, Gaza, Saturday May 22, 2004.
These tunnels originate in Egypt and go under the border, coming up inside the Palestinian territories in the Gaza strip. The tunnels end up inside residential areas in regular homes and are then used to smuggle arms and bombs. Palestinain terrorists then use these arms to massacre innocent Israeli women and children (see the "Palestinian Terrorism" category for examples).
Israel has learned from the U.S. and has this time allowed "embedded" journalists to join Israeli troups as they find the rat tunnels and destroy them. The BBC, which is typically very anti-Israel, has published a fairly balanced slide-show, showing pictures related to the desctruction of the Palestinian tunnels.
I copt the pictures from the slide-show below. Found this on AndrewSullivan.com.
Honest Reporting (www.honestreporting.com) has done an extensive analysis of how Reuters handles titles for stories that related to the Israeli war against Palestinian terrorism, and the bias is amazing:
Headlines are powerful elements of any news story, for a headline is the first (and oftentimes the only) item seen by the reader. Recognizing this, HonestReporting monitored headlines of Reuters news agency reports on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict during the one-month period June 10 - July 10, 2003. [...]
Many of the so-called reportes of AP, Reuters and AFP that report Israel's struggle to survive are either Arab Muslims or Palestinians - their bias is evident.
I copy the full article below, there are other examples of Reuter's bias.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Yasser Arafat, the current Palestinian "President", has once again shown what a violent, mindless bastard he is, by calling upon children to become murderers:
Palestinian kids in a "summer camp",
simulating an attack on
Jewish women and children
Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat on Friday called on Palestinian children to follow the example of Fares Odeh, a 13-year-old boy from the Gaza Strip who has been immortalized posthumously by a photograph showing him throwing stones at an IDF tank. Odeh was alleged to have been killed on November 8, 2000 after being shot by IDF soldiers.
Many of these Palestinian children are brain washed in "summer camps", where they are thought how to hate Jews, murder women and children and blow themselves up in buses - click here for example to see a 5-year-old Palestinian kid proudly dripping her hands in Jewish blood.
For more information on these hate camps, also see these reports on LGF:
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The BBC (news.bbc.co.uk) reports that an Islamic Court in Iran has sentenced a 19-year-old to death by hanging for drinking alcohol:
A 19-year-old Iranian man has been sentenced to death by hanging for repeatedly drinking alcohol, local newspapers have reported.
"Shaaria" is Islamic Law - countries such as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Somalia and Iran implement Shaaria. Human, gay and women rights many times are ignored when Islamic Law is applied.
Thanks to LGF for the link - I copy the full article below.
Israel National News (www.israelnationalnews.com) reports that a racist Muslim, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, has declared an all-out-war on Jews:
US Newswire - 10/16/2003 - Link
This racist garbage was delivered at a speech to the Organization of the Islamic Conference where dozens of Muslim leaders gave this intolerant excuse for a human being a standing ovation.
This insane Muslim fascist is no better than Hitler - he calls for a "final victory" (remember the "final solution"?) using "guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships".
I have a few words for this bastard: "Never Again". And this time the Israeli army means it.
I copy the full speech of the delusional racist Muslim below – read it, it reminds me of Hitler’s pre-war vomit.
Laura Ingraham from the Jewish World Review (www.jewishworldreview.com) asks where can moderate Muslims be found:
For much of the last century, white Southerners were routinely (and rightly) taken to task for not speaking out against the violent actions of racists. For a time at least, the Klan seemed to be able to lynch and beat black men with impunity.
Where are the moderate Muslims?
If someone finds a site managed by moderate Muslims, please let me know (excluding the brave Iranian students, of course).
I once had a friend here in San Francisco who said he hated the military and that they are nothing but murderers. Well Shamim, I disagree, the US and Israeli military are the reason I'm alive (as an American and as an Israeli) so here's a link just for you.
The anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler has posted a great link to a site that allows you to show your support for our men and women of the US armed forces. Please point your browser to:
and fill out the simple form that says "Dear member of the U.S. military, thank you for defending our freedom" - so far 1,220,877 people have shown their support.
The Chronicle Online (www.chronicle.duke.edu) has an excellent article by Bala Ambati, an Indian-American doctor, who became the world's youngest doctor when he graduated in 1995 from Mt. Sinai Medical School, two months before his 18th
I'm proud to be a liberal. I've been a liberal all my life, espousing civil rights, environmental protection, fiscal prudence, energy independence, gun control, educational uplift, stands against military dictatorships, etc. I believe firmly in individuals thinking of causes greater than their own and translating such impulses into public policies to change society for the better.
Like Mr. Ambati, I also embrace values such as respect for civil and human rights, women and gay rights, pro-choice, gun control, and even being against the death penalty.
Unfortunately, I have found that many of my leftist friends, particularly in Europe, are not interested in justice. Their hate of capitalism, and therefore of America, pushes them into this acceptance and even support of Palestinian and Islamic terrorism.
Although not all liberals support Palestinian and Islamic terrorism, many do. Israeli women and children that are almost daily deliberately murdered by Arafat's thugs do not count. Well, my vote for the Republican party in the next few decades will count.
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Harretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) reports that a Palestinian terrorist has murdered one Israeli and stabbed two others walking by:
A Palestinian terrorist murdered
one Israeli and stabbed two
others using a 30 centimeter long knife
An Israeli man was killed and two others were wounded late Monday night when a Palestinian armed with a knife stabbed passers by on Tel Aviv's beachfront promenade, close to Jaffa. The terrorist was wounded and captured.
You might hear or read in your mainstream media that "this is the first time Palestinians have attacked Israelis since the 'truce' was declared in June". The BBC for example declared that "A Palestinian man has stabbed three people in Tel Aviv, in what police describe as the first case of political violence in an Israeli city since Palestinian groups declared a truce in June".
I listened to Israeli radio and watched Israeli TV attentively today, and the Israeli police has said no such thing - these are simply lies. The mass murderers from Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigrades continue to attack and attempt to kill Israeli women and children daily.
For example, click here to read the story of Mazal Afari, a 65-year-old Israeli grandmother of three, who was murdered on July 8th by a Palestinian bastard in an Israeli city (way after the "truce").
The leftist BBC has no shame. I copy the full article below.
The Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports on March 18, 1389, when 3,000 Jews are murdered by mobs of racist Czechs:
1389: On this date is a Massacre at Prague: A priest was hit with a few grains of sand by small Jewish boys playing in the street. He became insulted and insisted that the Jewish community purposely plotted against him. Thousands were slaughtered, the synagogue and the cemetery were destroyed, and homes were pillaged. King Wenceslaus insisted that the responsibility rested with the Jews for venturing outside during Holy Week.
I copy below an article with more info on the Jewish community of Prague.
Finally, it has been decided that a security fence will be built along Israel's borders with the West Bank (see the maps page for details)
This fence has been the subject of many discussions in Israel, and while some don't think it will stop the Palestinian homicide/suicide bombings completely, it will certainly help.
I think the strategy will be to stop as many Palestinian homicide/suicide bombers as you can while at the same time, you continue going after them inside the West Bank or Gaza. Don't let them build their infrastructure of terror, and make them realize that wishing for the destruction of Israel or the killing of unarmed civilians will lead them nowhere.
Give them only one option: to accept the State of Israel as a de-facto reality, and to decide to live in peace and stop the terrorist attacks. Then the Palestinians will be offered a State of their own, and I hope this time around they accept it.
"It has been decided to construct a continuous, 364-km. long fence, including around Jerusalem. The decision is accompanied by a timetable for implementation in the shortest possible time," Atar told reporters after the meeting.
"This is an electronic fence, the components of which have been prepared in accordance with the specifications prepared by the army. The important thing is that it will be a clear statement regarding ongoing security along the length of the fence," said Atar
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The Jerusalem Post's feature "This day in history" reports on October 31, 1497, when a king from Portugal decides to kick all Jews out:
1497: Portugal's King Manuel decrees this as the final deadline by which members of the Portuguese Jewish community must leave the kingdom -- shortly after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. But the king, who in fact regards the community as an economic asset, opens only one seaport for the forced emigration. He thus compels most Jews to remain behind after the designated deadline and baptizes them against their will -- in order to keep Jewish financial resources in the kingdom.
For those that think that the Jewish people will ever give up Israel, think again. We will always fight for a place where racist murderers like this Portuguese clown don't have the opportunity to hurt us.
I copy below an article that gives more info on the racist king from Portugal.
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