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July 19, 2014

The Middle East problem (July 19, 2014)
Opinion

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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France helps Hizbullah murder unarmed Israeli civilians (08.02.2002)


OpinionI have just sent an email to France's President, Jacques Chirac, strongly condemning France and the EU for refusing to include the Hizbullah to its list of terrorist organizations.

My letter was in response to a few articles that have described France's adamant refusal to define the Iranian backed group Hizbullah as a terrorist organization. The US has included the Hizbullah in its list of terrorist groups for years.

Placing the Hizbullah on the EU's blacklist means their assets could be frozen in Europe, and the transferring of funds to them could be made illegal.

By refusing to place Hizbullah in the EU's list of terrorist organizations, France is in fact helping the Islamic terrorists kill unarmed civilians (since their assets are not frozen).

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Islamic Fascism built on hate, racism, intolerance and violence; only force will defeat Muslim terrorists (09.10.2004)


OpinionNational Review (www.nationalreview.com) has a great article by Victor Davis Hanson that shows how Islamic fascism is not only Israel's problem:

Chechen Islamicists burn up Russian airliners and shoot schoolgirls — and say they are victims, deprived of the chance for their own autonomous theocracy. Beheaders in Iraq decapitate Americans, Pakistanis, Koreans, Japanese, and Nepalese — only to claim that these are infidels guilty of trying to build roads and bridges. Italian humanitarians and charity workers are kidnapped by Islamicists. In the "holy" city of Najaf, religious extremists bomb innocents, not only without gratitude for those who freed them from Saddam, but full of hatred for those who would bring them consensual government.

Islamic terrorists kidnap French journalists and threaten them with execution, demanding that a sovereign nation previously known for its appeasement of radical Middle Eastern rogue regimes overturn a law protecting secular life in its schools. Hamas "freedom fighters" blow up buses inside Israel and call the dead children Zionists who belong in the sea.

Islamic fascists incinerate dozens in Madrid, and claim they have a right to do so because of the Spanish role in ridding the world of the Hussein clan — or was the real rub the Reconquista? Australians in Bali are engulfed in flame by car bombers for the felony of being Western visitors in an Islamic enclave.

[...] Ask yourself: What do a Russian ten-year-old, a poor black farmer in Darfur, an elderly pensioner in Israel, a stockbroker in New York, and a U.N. aid worker in Afghanistan have in common? In the last three years, they have all died in similar ways: Unarmed and civilian, they were murdered by a common cowardly method fueled by a fascist ideology.


In the rest of the article Mr. Hanson makes the excellent point that being more "sensitive" to the Islamic Fascists from Al-Qaeda, the Muslim Chechnian child-killers, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or Arafat's Al-Aksa brigades will not help.

The solution: get rid of the Islamic fascists. One by one, until these mass murdering bastards are gone.

As Mr. Hanson correctly points out "not every Muslim is a fascist terrorist, but almost every fascist terrorist is a Muslim. Killers are not screaming 'Hail Mary' when they machine gun children in the back, slit the throat of airline stewardesses, or blow pregnant women up on buses across the globe".

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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars developed by Israeli researchers (11.06.2002)


Hi-TechIsrael 21 (www.israel21c.org) reports that researchers in Israel are looking for a solution to power electric cars:



Auto Engines powered by hydrogen fuel cells
Can you hear the Saudis sweatin'?


Successful research in Israel into improving the efficiency of solar-hydrogen fuel cells has raised the potential for their use in non-polluting cars of the future that could drastically reduce growth in the use of oil.

A team of scientists at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, led by Prof. Stuart Licht, has been working for several years on producing hydrogen by so-called solar water splitting systems. If the hydrogen production method could be made efficient enough hydrogen fuel cells could be used to power electric cars using energy that would be constantly renewable, overcoming problems with recharging, weight, pollution and short battery life that plague today's electric vehicles.

Early models had predicted that the solar method of producing hydrogen would work, but only with about 15 percent efficiency, not enough to make the technology practical for automobiles. This was later improved to 30 percent, but intensive research by the Technion team has now raised the level even higher.

These breakthroughs have attracted the attention of companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and Daimler, which have already experimented with fuel cells and hydrogen as an alternative to oil, and have been waiting for a more efficient way to create hydrogen at a commercially feasible price.

While the public may have to wait for hydrogen fuel-cell cars, automakers are already working to place prototypes in fleets. Recently, Los Angeles signed a deal with Honda for five fuel-cell cars.


So, less polution and we stop the flowing of billions of dollars to Saudi Arabia and the terrorists it supports (Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, etc...) - sounds like a good solution! I studied at the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology in the early 90's and I'm proud of my college.

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Liberte, Egalite, Judeophobie (05.07.2002)


Anti-SemitismThe Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com) has a great article on anti-Semitism in France, "Liberte, Egalite, Judeophobie". Among other things it points to the danger of anti-Semitism coming from the French left (and not only from the extreme right of Le Pen) and how Muslim fundamentalism is embraced by many French Arabs.

The Muslim fundamentalists and the anti-Semitic left are part of a new fascism - this articles gives many examples of how both of these forces are particularly strong in France. Here's an example:

"This is a vision that the French--particularly given the French left's obsession with race, and their history of romantic attachments to Third World guerrillas--are in danger of embracing. The philosopher Alain Finkielkraut notes that, in France, "support for the Palestinian cause is not shaken but reinforced by the indiscriminate violence of Palestinians."

In particular danger of embracing this Manichaean view of the Arab-Israel conflict are those who support Third-Worldism, neo-communism, and neo-leftism, whom Taguieff lumps together as the "anti-globalization movement." The Chomskyites, . . . the people who think Empire is a good book. If you ask them why, of all the dozen conflicts the Muslim world is waging against the civilizations it borders on, this one obsesses them (why not Chechnya? why not Sudan? why not Nigeria?), they can give you an answer that stops just this side of anti-Semitism.

Israel-Palestine is the one where the "capitalist" world of the West (and, by implication, the Jews who run it) meets the underprivileged victim peoples of the South. Jews thus get to pay the price for the West's depredations since the Middle Ages, most of which they were on the receiving end of. "


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Please help the victims of the earthquake and resulting tsunamis of East Africa and South Asia (12.31.2004)


NewsThis story has not much to do with Israel or Jewish History, but we must do what we can to help. If you can afford it, please click here to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your donation will be process through Amazon.com, a reliable online bookstore, who will forward 100% of your donation to the American Red Cross. Here's more info on the disaster:

At least 120,000 people have lost their lives in East Africa and South Asia in the aftermath of the earthquake and resulting tsunamis on December 26.

Thousands of people in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Indonesia are still missing; many others have lost their homes and livelihoods. Sri Lanka and Indonesia suffered the highest number of deaths, but India, East Africa, Seychelles, Maldives, and Thailand were all affected by the tsunami waves, which reached as high as 20 feet.

Aid workers and volunteers are focused on stopping the spread of disease and delivering food and drinking water to survivors. The American Red Cross reports that emergency assessment and first-aid teams were on the ground quickly and are already working with local groups to support relief efforts.

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New York Times censors article that criticizes the UN (07.29.2002)


OpinionThe Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) has a good article that shows how the New York Times modifed an article that criticized the UN and certain human rights groups for their distorted focus on Israel.

The original is a detailed and spirited description of the challenges and failures of organizations in handling human rights issues, with particular emphasis on the disastrous effects of the continuous scapegoating of Israel, especially by the UN. Bayefsky names some of the worst offenders: "UN intergovernmental human rights machinery is not keen on specifics. Its members include some of the most notorious human rights violators in the world today: China, Cuba, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Those countries prefer devoting UN funds, (22% of which are from the United States), to criticizing Israel - lest attention wander too close to home.

But this passage and others critical of the UN, human rights groups and nations manipulating these organizations to avoid inspection of their own wrongdoing had to be excised, and the "dynamic" of the article had to be modified, as a "condition" of publication in the Times.

Indeed, it took "six new drafts" and "four additional drafts with smaller changes and corrections, seven drafts from the editors and six hours of editing by telephone," before the neutered column was finalized for publication. [...]

The Times' aggressive intervention to protect the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International from criticism by an expert in the field of law and human rights, and to whitewash their scapegoating of Israel, will hardly come as a surprise to those who follow the Times. More surprising, and refreshing, is Bayefsky's exposure of the lengths of tortured editing to which the Times will resort to maintain its bias.


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Bin Laden is a hero for certain Arab-Americans (07.08.2002)


NewsThe Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memri.org) has translated an article from the London Arabic-language daily "Al-Quds".

In this article, Muhammad Salameh, a resident of California, is proud to say his heroes are all of the Muslims currently fighting Jihad (holy war) in Afghanistan and the West Bank and Gaza. For this Arab-American, 'Bin Laden is his hero of this generation'.

Anyone who rises up against American arrogance and tyranny and causes the Americans fear and trembling are also heroes, in the eyes of some."

"Sheikh Osama bin Laden, who preferred Jihad and life in the mountains and caves to the pleasures of [this] transitory world… although he is a wealthy man, the son of wealthy men – is one of our noble heroes whom history and generations to come will recognize as restoring honor to this [Islamic] nation. No one can monopolize history or distort the truth all the time. It is my right as an Arab and a Muslim to choose my hero, as the Americans choose theirs."

"Therefore I say to them, in the loudest possible voice, that Osama bin Laden is my hero of this generation."

"Muhammad Amin Salameh, California." (1)


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The Middle East problem (07.19.2014)


OpinionDennis 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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Why do Europeans continue in their policy of appeasement? (09.22.2002)


OpinionThe Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com) has an excellent article on European appeasement. The article explains how World War I shapes the Europeans' decision not to stand up to evil such as Hitler, Saddam Hussein, or the Palestinian Islamic Jihad:

Once upon a time we thought of appeasement as a particular approach to Hitler. We have long since come to see that it is a Weltanschauung, an entire philosophical worldview that teaches the blood-guilt of Western man, the moral bankruptcy of the West, and the outrageousness of Western civilization's attempting to impose its values on anyone else. World War II and its aftermath clouded the issue, but self-hatred has long since reestablished itself as a dominant force in Europe and (less often and not yet decisively) the United States. It was a British idea originally; it was enthusiastically taken up by the French. Today (like so many other British ideas) it is believed more fervently in continental Europe than anywhere else.

Consider the "Continental attitude" towards our proposed war against Saddam Hussein. If you had the Second World War in mind, you might think: Nothing could be more dangerous than to dither while a bloody-minded tyrant builds his striking power. It is crazy to let him choose D-Day, on the theory that if you leave him alone long enough, he will switch personalities and call the whole thing off. Human adults do not switch personalities--but if someone were going to blaze a trail and be first, a bloody swaggering dictator is not the man. Hitler didn't change even when his whole world had burnt to ashes. The last testament he composed in his bunker in 1945 is strikingly like "Mein Kampf," dictated in the comfort of his five-star prison cell in 1924.

The wisdom of "act first, dither later" as an approach to threats from tyrannies was borne out by Western experience in the Cold War. When the Soviets threatened Western interests directly by trying to starve West Berlin, put nuclear missiles in Cuba, and float the Arabs to victory against Israel (in 1973) on a tidal wave of weaponry, America did not wring her hands and ponder; she acted fast, and won.

But suppose your attitudes were shaped, consciously or not, by the First World War and its aftermath. In that case, the lesson you'd take away would be very different: Whatever you do, never rush a war. Austria did not have to declare war against Serbia on July 28, 1914, but she was in a hurry to forestall proposed negotiations. Russia did not have to mobilize on the 30th, she was under no military threat, but she mobilized anyway. Germany did not have to go crashing into Belgium on August 4, she was in no danger of being overrun by hot-headed Flemings, but once she had mobilized (which she had to do because Russia had), her famous master-plan (to concentrate on the Western front, pivot through Belgium, and come down on France like a sledgehammer) would be exposed and rendered as useless as lightstruck film unless she hit right away.


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Palestinian terrorists murder young Israeli couple (02.28.2004)


Palestinian TerrorismThe Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinian terrorists murdered a young woman and her husband:

Eitan Kukoi, 30, and his wife, Rima Novikov, 27, were gunned down by terrorists as they drove on the Hebron-Beersheba road between Eshkolot and Sansana near the Green Line on Friday night.

Gunmen ambushed them from the roadside, then approached the vehicle, continuing to shoot the couple to ensure they were dead before fleeing to a waiting car and back into the West Bank, said police.

The two are survived by their two-year-old daughter, Michelle.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades both claimed responsibility for the murders, saying two gunmen were involved in the attack. [...]

Kukoi and Novikov, who lived in Livna-Shani, a settlement near the Green Line, were on their way to a birthday party in Ashdod. They had left their daughter at home with her grandmother. [...]

Southern District police chief Cmdr. Moshe Karadi told reporters there was more than one gunman. "We assessed that with the construction of the security fence in the North and Center of the country, terrorists would attempt to wage attacks in this area, which is not far from the south Hebron Hills; unfortunately it happened."


The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Hamas ("Islamic Resistance") and Arafat's thugs, the Al-Aksa "Martyrs" Brigrade, reject any peaceful solution with Israel. They call for the destruction of the Jewish State and the genocide of her citizens. For more information, click here.

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Buy less oil and F*** OPEC (03.27.2005)


OpinionA couple of years ago I purchased a Toyota Prius, a hybrid/electric car that gets 60 miles per gallon; for more details, see:

Save the Environment and Stop Funding

Islamic Terrorism: Buy a hybrid car!

http://www.factsofisrael.com/blog/archives/000573.html


Someone went a step further, and not only purchased a Toyota Prius, but created a personalized license plate criticizing OPEC and its support of Islamic Supremacists:

Back in June of 2001, OPEC decided that even though the US was paying the highest ever for a gallon of gasoline that they would cut production. I realize we pay nothing for gasoline compared to other nations, but it really bugged me that here we are buying millions of barrels of gasoline from the largest monopoly in the world and we're stuck with whatever decisions they make. If OPEC was a company in the US, it would have been broken up decades ago under anti-trust laws. The eleven member nations of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet several times a year and decide whether they will collectively screw us or cut us a break. This kind of behavior is called "collusion" and it's illegal in the US.






The Toyota Prius gets 60 miles per gallon and f**** OPEC

and other supporters of Islamic Supremacism




So when I heard that they agreed to screw us again in June of 2001, I went to the Toyota dealer to buy a Prius. I was fed up. The Prius gets 45 miles per gallon on the highway and 52 miles per gallon in the city. I was staging my own one man protest. Unfortunately, you have to order a Prius. I put in my order and waited and waited and waited. And then, on September 11th, 19 hijackers of mostly Saudi Arabian descent hijacked 4 planes and carried out the most horrific act of terrorism ever commited. Saudi Arabia is the largest member, in terms of numbers of barrels, of OPEC. Why do we keep giving these guys money? When the tape of Osama Bin Laden talking about how pleased he was with the success of the attack, who was sitting there with him? Another Saudi. These guys hate us, yet we continue to make them billionaires. Then, I was really glad I ordered Prius.



The Saudi's have some nice company in OPEC. Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela also belong to OPEC. Half of these countries sponsor terrorism. F*** them. F*** OPEC. The only way to show them that they can't push us around is to stop giving them money. What would Saudi Arabia do if there was no longer a reliance on oil. They'd be f*****. I finally got my Prius on December 31, 2001 and its a great car. I sold my gas guzzling 4Runner a few weeks later. When they come out with a Hydrogen powered car or something else that f**** OPEC even more than the Prius, I'm getting it.



I wanted to express my anger towards these countries more clearly with my Prius. I decided to apply for a personalized license plate, "F OPEC". I submitted the application and about a month later I received this...


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One more Palestinian mass murderer destroyed by Israel (04.17.2004)


NewsIsrael National News (www.israelnn.com) reports that one more Palestinian mass murderer has been destroyed by Israel:

As the United States continues to pursue Bin Laden in Afghanistan, Israel got its man this evening. The extreme terrorist leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, who became the leader of Hamas in Gaza less than a month ago, was felled in an Israeli helicopter missile attack in his car. Two of his bodyguards were also killed in the attack. [...]

Dan Gillerman, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, said that the attack on Rantisi was not a retaliation for today's murderous attack by a Palestinian suicide terrorist, in which an Israeli policeman was killed, but "was part of Israel's long-term war against terrorism.

We see this war taking place in Spain and Kenya and Bali, and Israel is fighting this war as well." Another government source told Army Radio that this was the first opportunity to strike at Rantisi, and that Israel will continue targeting terrorist leaders who seek to kill innocent Israelis - including whomever replaces Rantisi as leader of Hamas. "People who want to see stability in our region should not ask themselves why Israel killed him now," said Gillerman, "but rather why we did not do this before."


Hamas (in Arabic "Islamic Resistance") is an organization with one goal: to destroy the State of Israel and murder all of her Jewish citizens. A few weeks ago, another Palestinian mass murderer, who originally created Hamas was also destroyed by the Israeli army. Click here for more details.

Hamas is responsible for murdering hundreds of Israeli women and children in the last few years. For a complete list of homicide bombings executed by these bastards, click here.

The war against Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Arafat's Al-Aksa Brigades and other Islamic mass murderers continues.

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Israeli researcher creates featherless chicken (07.09.2002)


HumorPlanet Ark (www.planetark.org) reports that Avigdor Cahaner, from Israel's Hebrew University, has created a featherless chicken.




The Israeli featherless chicken,
a funny bird


Cahaner's red-skinned chicken looks a little ridiculous, but the lack of feathers keeps the birds cooler and leaner than their feathered cousins - useful in hot countries.

"(Boiler chickens) consume a lot of energy in order to grow rapidly but in the process they generate a lot of heat and they have to get rid of it otherwise their internal body temperature will go too high and they will die," he told Reuters this week. "That's why the growth rate of boiler (chickens) is significantly reduced in hot seasons or hot countries and that is why the poultry meat is expensive in these countries."

By keeping the chickens feather-free, the birds would direct their energy to growing larger rather than keeping cool.


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Muslim homicide bombers turn out to be citizens of England and "peace" activists (05.01.2003)


Palestinian TerrorismThe British Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) reports that the two Muslim homicide bombers responsible for the massacre at "Mike's Place" (a bar in Tel-Aviv) on 4/29, were not only citizens of England, but also part of a "peace" movement:



Muslim homicide bombers,
Citizens of England
and "peace" activists


The two British suicide bombers who blew up a seafront bar in Tel Aviv, killing three people, had posed earlier as peace activists, acting as "human shields" for Palestinians, sources in the Gaza Strip said yesterday. [...]

A Palestinian taxi driver who declined to give his name said he picked them up on Tuesday last week and dropped them off in Gaza City after an argument over the fare to Rafah.

A Western pro-Palestinian activist said the two later took part in a protest march in Rafah to commemorate Rachel Corrie, an American "human shield" killed by an Israeli bulldozer last March.

"As soon as I heard the names, my heart sank," he said. "I did not need to see the picture, but when the picture came, they are there."

Hanif and Sharif returned to Israel to carry out the attack on a tourist bar called Mike's Place, close to the American embassy, early on Wednesday.

Hanif detonated his bomb when a private security guard asked to see his papers. Hanif's body was torn apart but the guard survived.

Sharif also tried to blow himself up but the device apparently failed to go off.

The public has been urged to call police with information on Sharif's whereabouts. Cdr Yossi Sedbon, the Tel Aviv police chief, said: "We believe he is still in the country."


The ISM, or "International Solidarity Movement" is the same group that allowed the fanatic Rachel Corrie to spread her hate of Israel and America (see "Flag burning radical leftist dies in tragic accident" - click here for more details).

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Hitler's "Mein Kempf" is very popular in the Arab world (07.18.2002)


OpinionThe National Review (www.nationalreview.com) has a good article on how Hitler's book "Mein Kempf", which calls for the mass murder of Jews, is very popular in the Arab world.

Hitler's fate, and the mass-murder he inspired, did not put an end to the malignant appeal of his book. There are plenty of people who know themselves to be failures and blame everyone for it except themselves. They too fantasize that they have enemies who can never be anything else because they belong to another race, and the only solution is to massacre the lot. [...]

Muslims and Arabs live under absolute and despotic government which prevents them from enjoying anything like the freedom and prosperity that they see in the West and wish for themselves. On the whole they realize that they have long ago taken their history and destiny into their own hands, and so are responsible for themselves. But so dire are the injustices and the poverty, and so threatening is the tyranny over their heads, that many are lost in pity for themselves, and hatred of everyone else. A slew of racists, radicals, and Islamists share a frame of mind that the West is selfishly conspiring against them, with the Jews once again secretly in charge. Catering to such people since the early '60s, editions of Mein Kampf have been put out in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, and it is reported to be a bestseller in the Palestinian Authority area. It is available in London stores selling Arabic books.


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