Dr. Essam Abdallah, Family Security Matters
- In this article, published in the leading liberal pan Arab “Elaph”, Egyptian liberal writer Dr. Essam Abdallah exposes the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood within the Obama Administration and the campaign led by CAIR and its allies against Middle East Christians, US experts and American Muslim reformers. Abdallah’s article is powerful evidence to a reckless policy of backing Islamists, perpetrated by the Obama Administration and its advisors on Islamic affairs. The Editors.
Disturbing reports are coming out of Washington, D.C.
These reports reveal the depth of the below-the-surface coordination between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Hamas, Hezbollah, the Iranian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Libya and Jordan. This bloc of regimes and organizations is now becoming the greatest Islamist radical lobby ever to penetrate and infiltrate the White House, Congress, the State Department and the main decision making centers of the US government. All of this is happening at a time when the US government is going through its most strategically dangerous period in modern times because of its need to confront the Iranian Mullahs regime, which is expanding in the Middle East, as well as penetrating the United States, via powerful and influential allies.
By Victor Sharpe, Family Security Matters
No, the terror will continue so long as Israel and the IDF merely retaliates against each and every separate Muslim Arab crime against the Jewish state’s civilian population. As one person, commenting on a blog, stated: “Israel’s taking out a few rocket launchers is like giving aspirin for cancer. It’s only a band aid – not a cure.”
These last few days, Israeli cities and villages have been bombarded with dozens of Grad and other missiles from Gaza; lethal weapons, many brought in from Libya. Last Wednesday, October 26, 2011, a Grad rocket brought into Gaza from one of Gaddafi’s looted weapons stockpiles, was fired into an Israeli town. This began a relentless daily barrage.
Howard Grief writes to
European External Action Service Reference
Directorate North Africa, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula,
Iran and Iraq, Middle East Division
I thank you for your letter dated June 14, 2011 in response to my letter of May 17, 2011 to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Lady Catherine Ashton, in regard to the recommendations put forward by the European Former Leaders Group in December 2010, of which you honestly inform me “have of course been taken into account by the European Union and are being considered very carefully”.
It should not be the business of the European Union to determine that another Arab state carved out of former Mandated Palestine is a sine qua non for Israel in order to achieve a so-called peace with the Arab world. If a new Arab state is officially established in Judea, Samaria and Gaza in what international law decided in the post-World War I years was part and parcel of the internationally recognized Jewish National Home and future independent Jewish State, that will not bring “peace”, but rather actually serve as a new springboard for Arab and Muslim imperialism to destroy finally the Jewish State of Israel. (Read more…)
The University of Cyprus is dueto host a hotly-anticipated lecture by Professor Emanuel Gutmann entitled, The Jewish Detention Camps in Cyprus (1946-1949): the Memories of a Contemporary Witness.
In the second half of the 1940s Cyprus become the temporary refuge for tens of thousands of Jews. These events have been well documented in Israeli history but relatively untold in the history of Cyprus. The camps played a role in both the independence movement of Cyprus and the creation of the state of Israel. In this light, the testimony of Prof Gutmann is of great interest in understanding the history of the detention camps. (Read more…)
By Gil Ronen, INN
Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Danny Danon (Likud) will formally propose a law Monday that would make Israel sovereign over Judea and Samaria. The proposal will be placed before the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, which will decide whether the governing coalition supports the bill.
Bills that gain the Committee’s backing are usually passed into law, while those that do not usually fail to become laws.
Israel liberated the Judea and Samaria region – which has been the Jewish heartland since Biblical times – from a brief 19-year Jordanian occupation in 1967.
Since then it has formally declared sovereignty over eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights – also liberated in the 1967 Six Day War – but Judea and Samaria continue to be administered by military governors.
The bill would place Jewish communities under Israeli law, while leaving other areas under Palestinian Authority (PA) control.
By Ted Belman
When America was attacked on 9/11, it had to do something, but what? The first thing America did was to rule out Saudi Arabia who was the major supporter of al Qaeda and Wahhabism and instead went after al Qaeda and its training grounds in Afghanistan. Never mind that there are a multitude of places that they could have trained in or other terrorist groups that could be trained. The US just created another in Libya.
They also went after Saddam Hussein in Iraq who had nothing to do with 9/11 and, in the scale of things, was a minor figure. Iran which was named as part of the Axis of Evil wasn’t touched.
The end result is that the monster is bigger now and the US is weaker.
There is a comprehensive treatment of this question in “Just War Theory” vs. American Self-Defense by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein, published in 2006. It is a long but excellent article so I’ll just whet your appetite.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK AND JPOST.COM STAFF
The Tel Aviv District Court sentenced Anat Kamm to four and a half years in prison Sunday morning, Israel Radio reported.
Kamm was already convicted in a confidential plea bargain over charges of serious espionage, specifically gathering and possession of secret information and passing it to others.
During her army service, Kamm stole over 700 secret army documents and passed them to a correspondent of Hebrew language daily Haaretz.
According to the plea bargain, Kamm admitted to those charges but not to the original charge of conspiring to deliberately harm state security, which would have given her a life sentence. The prosecution had nevertheless requested a harsh sentence of 15 years imprisonment.
Jihad missile offensive goes into second day. What Egyptian ceasefire?
DEBKAfile Special Report October 30, 2011, 7:23 AM
Sunday morning, Oct. 30, Jihad Islami denied knowledge of a truce Egypt called for 0600 Sunday morning. By 0700 hours it had launched eleven Grad missiles and two mortar rounds from the Gaza Strip at Ashdod, Gan Yavne, Lahavim, Ashkelo, Kiryat Malachi, Rahat and Shear Hanegev on the second day of its massive assault.
Saturday night, after more than 35 Palestinian missiles, most heavy Grads, had battered eight Israeli towns, Egyptian sources reported Israel and the Palestinian organizations of the Gaza Strip had accepted a truce starting 0600 Sunday morning. Earlier, one of those missiles hit an Ashkelon home and killed Moshe Ami, 59. Seven people were injured and dozens of people were treated for shock. The damage was substantial.
Saturday night, six more missiles hit Beersheba, Lahavim, Shear Hanegev and Ashkelon. Israeli air strikes hit six Palestinian terrorist targets – a tunnel and three missile launch pads in northern Gaza and two more in the south. There was no discernible deterrent effect on the missile assault. Schools were ordered to stay closed Sunday in eight southern Israeli towns
[As I always write, Obama is proceeding according to plan. He is not naive or ill informed.}
AMERICANS MUST STAND AGAINST MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
By Dr. Laurie Roth, NewsWithViews.com
The insertion of radical Islam, largely Muslim Brotherhood is happening through out the Middle East and in parts of Africa. The latest method of intrusion and radical Islamic take over is with ‘Arab Spring’. Those Islamics marching for democracy were simply used and muted by the Muslim Brotherhood’s plans for total take over.
Things are going as planned and Obama and his handlers couldn’t be happier. Global controls, regulations and rules combined with encroaching Fundamentalist Islam is the double barrel shot gun that threatens to take down America, Israel and the West. Right now, it is attempting to transform the Middle East into an Islamic radical, Muslim Brotherhood zone.
By Ted Belman
Before forming the present government PM Netanyahu stood for the following
- no two state solution
- no Shalit trade as was then being negotiated
- no construction freeze and
- no presentation of an Israeli plan for its borders
Since taking office he violated all these supposed red lines. He gave a speech in which he accepted “two states for two peoples”. He made the Shalit trade he previously had opposed. He imposed a 10 month freeze for nothing in return and in many ways imposed a de facto freeze.
And now, it appears he has agreed to present, “comprehensive proposals” for resolving key aspects of conflict within three months.
By agreeing to this and not rejecting the peace process, Israel is accepting negotiations which aim to bridge the gap. Netanyahu has thus crossed another red line.
Bibi had insisted on negotiations without preconditions. But with this latest report that Israel has agreed to present a Plan before negotiations can start, he has accepted the precondition of presenting a plan before negotiations start.
Jihad used Grad multiple rocket launchers against S. Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2011, 10:05 PM
Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi, Ofakim, Gan Yavne and the Eshkol farm district were subjected to Jihad Islami volleys of more than 35 missiles Saturday, Oct. 29, in retaliation for the loss of a senior five-man missile team in an Israeli air force strike a few hours earlier. A residential building in Ashkelon took a direct hit injuring 2 people and in Ashdod a fire was started between high-rise buildings. Some 45 shock victims were treated. The damage was extensive.
Jihad Islami was shown firing 20 rounds in rapid succession from a Grad multiple rocket launcher mounted on a small truck which then drove off at speed. The same Russian-made multiple launchers were in common use with the Libyan rebels in the last weeks of the battle for Sirte.
Hezbollah Pitches Tent in Denmark
By Soeren Kern, HUDSON INSTITUTE
A Muslim group in Denmark has launched a campaign to turn parts of Copenhagen and other Danish cities into “Sharia Law Zones” that would function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic law.
The Danish Islamist group Kaldet til Islam (Call to Islam) says the Tingbjerg suburb of Copenhagen will be the first part of Denmark to be subject to Sharia law, followed by the Nørrebro district of the capital and then other parts of the country, the center-right Jyllands-Posten newspaper reported on October 17.
Call to Islam says it will dispatch 24-hour Islamic ‘morals police’ to enforce Sharia law in those enclaves. The patrols will confront anyone caught drinking alcohol, gambling, going to discothèques or engaging in other activities the group views as running contrary to Islam.
From Howard Grief
As a devoted friend of the State of Israel who has earned the everlasting gratitude of the Jewish People for your outspoken and unstinting support of the Jewish State of Israel in the face of its many detractors, I wish to bring to your kind attention the most important document of international law that paved the way for the establishment of an independent Jewish State in what was known in the past as Palestine. This document is the San Remo Resolution that was adopted at the San Remo Peace Conference on April 25, 1920 by the Prime Ministers of Great Britain (David Lloyd George), France (Alexandre Millerand) and Italy (Francesco Nitti), as well as Japan, represented by its Ambassador, K. Matsui.
[This article is obviously published by a leftist, anti-American, anti-Israel, Indian publication. It contains much distortion. Does it contain anything of value? Ted Belman]
Syria is just an axis for American evil to spin
Seema Mustafa, Daily News and Analysis
There is clearly some truth to the assertions by retired US general Wesley Clark as far back as 2007 that were heard but generally disregarded. Clark, did not mince his words in interviews and at public meetings at that time, when he spoke of a US plan to “take out” seven countries, “starting with Iraq, Libya and Syria” and going on to Lebanon, Somalia and Sudan, before finishing with Iran in five years. He said a Pentagon official showed him a memo to this effect just before the invasion of Iraq. And when he asked him why are we doing this, the official said “I don’t know.”
By MARTIN SHERMAN, JPOST
The most accurate way to describe Israel today is as an apartheid state… 3.5 million Palestinians and almost half a million Jews live in the areas Israel occupied in 1967, and yet while these two groups live in the same area, they are subjected to totally different legal systems. The Palestinians are stateless and lack many of the most basic human rights. – Neve Gordon, “Boycott Israel,” Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2009.
Taken from an article by a senior Israeli academic, this excerpt typifies the racist Judeophobic rhetoric that has come to dominate the public discourse on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
Sadly it is rhetoric that has been endorsed by many in the Israeli academia and media. Even more disturbing is the complicity — or at least complacency — of Israeli officialdom in allowing it to become the defining feature of this discourse.
By Dr. Yasser Dasmabebi, FrontPage
I have come to realize just how difficult it may be to decipher news about the Middle East, Islam, Israel, the Arab World, and all these powerful and explosive issues of our times for those who rely on such media stalwarts as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the major television networks, cable news, etc. for their information. For example, how is a person to ascertain whether the slayer of a family is a terrorist or a militant or a gunman or an assailant or an activist or a freedom-fighter?
So, purely as a public service, I have organized the following glossary of the most pertinent terms and expressions, as typically used in the above-mentioned news sources. I hope, insha’allah, the reader will find it helpful to unravel the Gordian Knot of language that is today?s (and yesterday?s and tomorrow?s) Middle East!
Dr. Yasser Dasmabebi holds the Edward Said-Noam Chomsky Linguistics Chair at Abdul Abulbul Amir University in Cairo.
Aggression: Killing people who are trying to kill you.
Al Qaeda: the terrorist group that, according to American security sources, embodies the world-wide Islamist movement, and that is either ‘significantly degraded’ or is still ‘extremely dangerous’, depending on which government official is doing the talking.
J Street is a Tentacle of International Financier and Israel-hater George $oro$
by Bill Levinson
Explanation of George Soros & J Street Funding speaks for itself. This is why J Street is shilling for the Palestinians and undermining Israel’s security by pushing a two-state solution that would reward the Palestinians for their endless litany of mindless terroristic violence.
George Soros and his family decided to donate to J Street in the fall of 2008, well after our launch and two years after he publicly stated that it would not be helpful for him to assist in getting the effort off the ground. The family contributed an average of $250,000 per year over the last three years (2008-2010) and their support amounts to just over 7 percent of the total funds raised by the J Street family of organizations.
The ADL/AJC Pledge to not criticize Barack Obama–there was once a group of Jews who ignored similar “advice” in the 40s and saved many Jews. Are the leaders of the AJC and ADL ignorant of this history-even Foxman, a survivor-I believe
Jews in the 30s and the 40s were also told by certain Jewish groups not to criticize FDR for his inaction towards Europe’s Jews. The State Department was also complicit in leaving Jews to their fate (see Breckenridge Long and his notorious letter disclosing his fervent wish that America not accept any refugees from Europe who were trying to escape Hitler). There were other Jews who did not take this advice, stepped forth, and saved many Jews by pressuring the FDR administration to act.
I thought Jews believed in the sanctity of the first amendment, in debate and in discussion. Ed Lasky
We Will Never Die”: Shattering the Silence Surrounding the Holocaust
Article written by Rafael Medoff, director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies