The BBC has now sunk to pinning its stories against Israel on people who refer to the Jewish state in terms of Nazism and Apartheid
By Robin Shepherd, The Commentator
It was another one of those do-I-laugh-or-do-I-cry moments as I came across the latest piece of flagrant anti-Israeli propaganda on the BBC‘s website.
It started off badly enough with the headline – UN “appalled“ by Israel treatment of hunger strikers. Sorry, that’s just not a story. The UN is always “appalled“ by something to do with the Jewish state, and that’s because its members are overwhelmingly in thrall to an obsessive anti-Zionist bigotry which appears to know no bounds. (Read more…)
The king talks reform but doesn’t want to usurp his powqer.. Nowhere in this article are the Palestinians mention. The king has imposed a blackout on mentioning them. Any reference to Jordanians is not intended to include Palestinians among them. The Palestinians are getting ready to rumble. Ted Belman
Jordan swears in a cabinet, led by Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh and tasked with pushing for reforms.
By Elad Benari, INN
Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday swore in a cabinet tasked with pushing for reforms, AFP reported.
The new cabinet is led by Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh and includes 30 people, 20 of whom are newcomers. One woman, Nadia Hashem, was appointed state minister for women’s affairs, the report said.
Alan Dowd takes A Closer Look at the U.S.-Afghan Partnership Agreement. You may want to, also.
It reminds me of the Agreement the the US made with Vietnam at the end of that war. It simply covered their defeat and retreat and provided no lasting benefit.
Yet WaPo carries an article today arguing that Obama has a winning hand in his foreign policy.
By Christopher Logan, Logan’s Warning
Frank Gaffney, Daniel Pipes, and the rest of the FAILED “moderate Islam” campaign.
For over 10 years I have been speaking out against the threat of Islam. When I first started though, I remember numerous non-Muslims telling me that I should not say Islam itself is the problem. To use the term “Islamofascism” (which I admittedly did use for a short period of time), or “radical Islam”. Another popular term is “Islamism”. I did not really care for using the term “Islamofascism”, as in the back of my mind I knew Islam itself was the problem.
After a short while I decided to go against the wishes of many friends and go with the truth. The truth being that Islam itself is the problem. My line of thinking is, how can we defeat an enemy if we cannot even bring ourselves to name that enemy? Now it is over a decade later and the situation with Islam in America has gotten worse, much worse.
Bibi shunned Feiglin and National Union in last election. Why would he change now. Ted Belman
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Right-wing leader says his inclusion in a realistic spot on the election list will attract back Likud supporters who have drifted to other right-wing parties.
Moshe Feiglin, leader of the right-wing Manhigut Yehudit faction within the Likud Party, has thrown down a pre-election challenge to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to give him a realistic spot on the Likud candidates list in the next election.
Feiglin, who won nearly a quarter of the vote in the Likud Party leadership vote on January 31, told The Jerusalem Report in an interview published on Thursday that his demotion from 20th to 36th place on the Likud list in 2008 was instrumental in reducing the number of Likud seats to 27 from the 38 they won in the 2003 election. (The Likud received 12 seats in the 2006 election.) His place on the list was changed in a procedural move by party leader Netanyahu widely regarded as a last-ditch attempt to distance the party from Feiglin’s policies.
Could someone explain how all these politicians from various left wing parties, could hope to become Cabinet Ministers if they don’t join the coalition. Since none of them would have ideological issues in becoming part of the Coalition, it may be a good time for Bibi to form a centrist government (he’s governing that way anyway) . He cold invite two of these parties to join, thereby giving him a coalition of 80 seats. He could then pass more basic laws or even a constitution. The possibilities are endless. Ted Belman
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
Ehud Barak: first to campaign for election.
A bill for dissolving the Knesset was tabled by the Likud MK Zeev Elkin on behalf of the government coalition Wednesday, May 2. The presumed date is Sept. 4, 2012. But before the Israeli prime minister even had a chance to fix the date for the snap poll rushing toward Israel in the fall, politicians of many hues from a whole range of veteran, small and new parties were already staking their claims for jobs in the post-election government. Defense Minister Ehud Barak led the pack with a news conference Wednesday, announcing he would run at the head of his Independence Party (which last year split from Labor) to fill the same portfolio in the future government because he was sure Binyamin Netanyahu would never find a better candidate for the job.