In a joint press conference with PM Berlusconi of Italy today, PM Netanyahu said,
[..] I also had the opportunity to discuss a wide range of regional and international subjects with Prime Minister Berlusconi. We talked about Iran’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and we agreed that such weapons in the hands of Iran pose not merely a threat to Israel, but a threat to peace in our region and to the peace of the world.
Now there is today a great battle throughout the Middle East and North Africa between medievalism and modernity; between tyranny and freedom – and it’s not clear how this contest will be decided. [..] (Read more…)
“Sharia Muslims Hate Free Speech” by Tom Trento shows that the Muslim Student Union organizers of Israel Apartheid Week attempted to get a campus police officer to move Trento and his camera crew out of a public area to prevent them from filming and recording their activities. Note also how a member of the university’s administration attempted to interfere with Mr. Trento’s First Amendment right to view and listen to the activities in a non-disruptive manner.
From where we sit, the Muslim Student Union is a lot like things that live under rocks; they cannot abide the light of day or, in this case, publicity that shows who they are and what they are doing. This comes as no surprise because Mr. Trento’s video shows anti-Semitic hate material at 0:45 (U.S. Flag with Star of David in upper left corner). We have in fact reported this to the University of California at San Diego as a possible violation of its codes of conduct. Maybe that is what the MSA didn’t want Mr. Trento’s video crew to see. (Read more…)
[..] What all this means is that the AKP is entrenched in power and can now proceed with the fundamental transformation of Turkey.
The AKP has become famous for the subtlty of its Islamism, disguised as a “center-right” reform party. Some people in the Arab world are starting to talk about this as a model. Notably the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is fascinated by the strategy. Yet as the Islamist party gains more and more power and support–Turkey has demonstrated this–it becomes more ambitious, daring, and extreme.(Read more…)
How far will Israel go in allowing Islamists to help run the country? Might Khaled Mesha’al, Hamas’ leader, qualify to join the Knesset?
and rightly asks as well why was Kahane and his Party, a threat to Israel, and this man and his Party, aren’t. Why indeed.
My leftist friend, fights to be allowed to get foreign money for NGO’s to fight Israel or to allow Arab Israelis to celebrate Nakba Day in Israel, of course, in the name of human and cival rights. What about the human or civil rights of Jews to live in peace and security wherever they want, not so much. Ted Belman
Judging from his comments, it might not take much digging to put together a charge of treason against Ibrahim Sarsur.
by Walid Shoebat, PAJAMAS MEDIA
If the “Kach” or “Kahane Chai” parties are considered by the state of Israel to be “far right,” “terrorist,” “a danger to the state,” and are barred from the Knesset, then why is Ibrahim Sarsur of the”Ra’am-Ta’al” party allowed to keep his seat?
Ra’am Ta’al is a seditious Arab political party that spouts more rhetoric then any other extremist group in Israel, however they are left unfettered by the Knesset since Arab Islamist parties are considered viable political parties in the country. Ibrahim Sarsur is an Israeli Arab politician and Knesset member, and is currently leader of the United Arab List. In April 2008 he stirred controversy when, following an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip which killed a woman and her four children, he compared the actions of Israel to those of the Nazis: (Read more…)
The first months of 2011 have confirmed Italy’s status as one of Iran’s biggest European trade partners, all while the ayatollahs pursue the means to perpetuate a second Holocaust. Rome is doing business as usual with the greatest totalitarian threat to international peace and security since the defeats of Soviet communism and Nazi fascism, providing a lifeline to an Iranian regime that is cruel at home, sponsors terror abroad and preaches anti-Jewish revolt.
Meanwhile, a murky wave of anti-Israel zeal is also growing at an alarming rate in Italy. “The old anti-Jewish libels are now aimed at the State of Israel”, says Stefano Gatti, one of the top researchers at the Center for Documentation in Milan. (Read more…)
Following this faulty logic, the PA has to threaten to do something and automatically everyone expects Israel to give something to stop them. Ted Belman
Meanwhile, a European diplomat who was briefed on Molho’s talks in Washington said they were fruitless. “The Americans didn’t get anything new from Molho,” the diplomat said.
This week, American diplomat David Hale will arrive in Israel to hold further meetings with both Molho and Erekat. Hale is temporarily replacing George Mitchell, the U.S. special envoy who resigned earlier this year. (Read more…)
Alternatives International is the anti-semitic organization fundraising for the Sea Hitler. They’re also the trustee for the flotilla of Hamas lovers. The VP of the Canadian Arab Federation is Ali Mallah and he is also listed an an administrator for Alternatives International. It was the Canadian Arab Federation that started the initial planning of the ‘Canada Boat to Gaza’.
The Jewish Defence League of Canada is calling on our members and supporters to join our protest against the Sea Hitler. We believe it is of the utmost importance to hold accountable those who provide support, services, money and assistance to the unrepentant terror group Hamas. Such groups and individuals surely know the terrorist designs and tactics of Hamas – they cannot plead ignorance. The aim of the flotilla is not to bring humanitarian aid to the residents. It has been widely reported that there is no humanitarian crises in Gaza; the opening of the border with Egypt underscores that point.
Rubin suggests that this is Obama’s plan. Others have suggested that Abbas is just taking Obama’s lead in demanding negotiations based on ’67 lines. There both wrong. The idea of ’67 lines with swaps was fully set out in the demands of the Saudi Plan which became the Arab Initiative and which the State Department under Bush demanded Israel accept in the Roadmap alongside Res 242 which allowed Israel to keep some territory. In essence the Saudi Plan requires a withdrawal from 100% whereas UBSC Res 242 didn’t. This resolution was also the basis of the Oslo Accords. Obama has now rejected 242.
When Obama first came into office he said he liked the Saudi Plan. Earlier this year, Abbas started demanding the ’67 lines as the basis of negotiations before he would negotiate. Obama has now formally accepted the Saudi Plan and the demands of Abbas, yet he puts it forward as his bridging proposal. G-d Forbid he should be supporting the Arab position.
As for the Saudi position on swaps, they have said that they want swaps of equal value rather than equal area. Thus they expect to receive in return much more times the land they are relinuishing. Ted Belman
Obama bullies Israel; so much for promises at AIPAC
Since the president’s Arab Spring speech, friends of Israel have been nervous about at least two issues: the promise Israel would not have to sit down with those who seek its destruction and the negotiations based on the “1967 borders with land swaps.” This weekend it became apparent that there is much to worry about and that the Obama administration has been playing a game usually practiced by the Palestinians, namely telling its domestic audience one thing and the negotiating parties something different. (Read more…)
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