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  • August 31, 2012

    Swedish Pro-Israel Band  

     Laura: It’s rare to find such pro-Israel sentiment in Europe and this is especially true of the entertainment industry. Even if this is not your particular musical taste, this band should be supported.

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    JPost runs live feed: Swedish band meets IDF soldiers

    By JPOST.COM STAFF
    LAST UPDATED: 08/30/2012 10:01

    Ahead of sold-out Tel Aviv concert, pro-Israel band Sabaton tours Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill with soldiers

                    Swedish metal band Sabaton met with IDF soldiers at Ammunition Hill on Thursday morning. (Read more…)
    Posted by Laura @ 6:00 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 9 Comments » | 1,464 views

    Migron and the threat to Israeli democracy  

    BY CAROLINE GLICK

    By Tuesday, 50 Israeli families will have been tossed out of their homes in their village of Migron, which is set for destruction.

    They will not be dispossessed because they unlawfully squatted on someone else’s property.

    The residents of Migron will be tossed from their homes – on the order of the Supreme Court – because Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein and his associates believe they are above the law. And due to this opinion, Weinstein and his associates refuse to recognize the sovereign authority of Israel’s government or to act in accordance with its lawful decisions.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 3:21 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 10 Comments » | 992 views

    Russia is disengaging from Syria: Arms shipments stopped, warships exit Tartus  

    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 29, 2012, 4:44 PM

    Russian naval vessels have unexpectedly departed the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus and Russian arms shipments to Syria have been suddenly discontinued. DEBKAfile’s military sources reveal that those and other steps indicate that the Russians are rapidly drawing away from the Syrian arena to avoid getting caught up in the escalating hostilities expected to arise from military intervention by the US, Europe and a number of Arab states. Russian intelligence appears to have decided that this outside intervention is imminent and Moscow looks anxious to keep its distance for now.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 12:14 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 1 Comment » | 1,030 views

    Obama Honored Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen  

    by Jim Hoft
    Posted by Bill Levinson

    Obama Honored Fallen SEALs By Sending Their Parents a Form Letter Signed By Electric Pen

      Yesterday, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death.

      It’s a form letter.

    Posted by Bill Levinson @ 3:20 am ET | Plink | Trackback | Comments Off | 905 views

    August 30, 2012

    How Many Millionaires Live in the “Impoverished” Gaza Strip?  

    by Khaled Abu Toameh, GATESTONE INSTITUTE

    If the Egyptian army succeeds in demolishing the underground smuggling tunnels that keep Hamas running, it could mark the end of the Islamists’ rule over the Gaza Strip. But if Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood tie the hands of the Egyptian army’s generals and keep them from completing the mission, Hamas will become even stronger and wealthier.

    The world often thinks of the Gaza Strip, home to 1.4 million Palestinians, as one of the poorest places on earth, where people live in misery and squalor.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 12:19 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 15 Comments » | 1,775 views

    Syria’s War Spills Into Lebanon  

    by Michael J. Totten, GATESTONE INSTITUTE

    The Muslim Brotherhood hardly gets any more votes in Lebanon than it would in the in the United States. But conservative Sunnis are only willing to support Moderates like the Hariris when they feel safe. If they feel physically threatened by Alawite militias, Hezbollah, or anyone else for too long, many will feel they have little choice but to back radical Sunnis if no one else will protect them.

    Syria’s civil war was doomed from the very beginning to spill into Lebanon. Trouble started last year shortly after peaceful demonstrations against Bashar al-Assad’s regime turned violent, and it started again last week when sectarian clashes ripped through the northern city of Tripoli, the second-largest in Lebanon after Beirut, and turned parts of it into a war zone.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 12:15 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 2 Comments » | 898 views

    Yishai Steps Up Campaign Against Infiltrators  

    Interior Minister Eli Yishai announces that illegal infiltrators from North Sudan will be placed in holding facilities.

    By Elad Benari, INN

    Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced on Wednesday that the campaign against infiltrators and illegal aliens will be going into ‘high gear’.

    Yishai said that he instructed the Department of Immigration and Population to begin a new operation which will see illegal infiltrators from North Sudan being put into holding facilities starting on October 15. He noted that he had received the Prime Minister’s Offiice’s consent to the operation.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 11:28 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 4 Comments » | 896 views

    Israel’s Chief Rabbi Blasts Geert Wilder in Shechita Letter  

    VERY DISTURBING

    Can it be that Geert Wilder likes Israel but not Judaism or Jews? His party is trying to make their living in Holland impossible.

    By Arutz Sheva Staff

    The Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, was shocked to discover that the Dutch Freedom Party, headed by pro-Zionist Geert Wilder, is getting on the “Ban Shechita” bandwagon. He wrote a clearly critical letter to Mr. Wilder, which Arutz Sheva has received and presents below:

      To Mr. Geert Wilders, Leader of the Freedom Party

      Dear Mr. Wilders.

      Both the Dutch rabbinate, as well as the leadership of the Dutch Jewish community, have extensively updated me on the status of the political debate on ritual slaughter in Holland.
      (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 10:08 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 34 Comments » | 1,669 views

    August 29, 2012

    State Department Backs the Jew-Hating Corries  

    Laura: Their daughter put herself in the pathway of a bulldozer in the cause of supporting  genocidal terrorists. Our islam-appeasing government is helping the Corries appeal the verdict of their meritless and politically motivated suit against the IDF.  This is the same State Department that opposed a suit against Iran filed by American victims of jihad terrorism. This adds to the State Department’s long historical record of hostility to Jews and Israel and favoritism towards Arab and islamic nations.

    State Department Briefing:

    QUESTION: Yeah. Now that an Israeli court has ruled
    against —

    MS. NULAND: Can you tell me who you are?

    QUESTION: Sure. Josh Lederman with AP. (Read more…)

    Posted by Laura @ 7:14 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 17 Comments » | 1,590 views

    WJC ANALYSIS – Quds Day exposes Muslim discord  

    By Pinhas Inbari

    Last week, Islamist parties across the Middle East marked Quds Day (Jerusalem Day), on the last day of Ramadan. Over the years, celebrations of the holiday did not attract much attention. This year, however, Salafists in Tunisia attacked marchers of the Quds Day parade and inflicted serious injuries on the participants. Similarly, Salafist activists in Jordanian refugee camps insisted on refocusing attention on the events in Syria instead of Jerusalem. Finally, Azam Tamimi, a London-based leading scholar affiliated with Hamas, questioned the entire value of the day.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 8:33 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 1 Comment » | 935 views

    Do Craig and Cindy Corrie Want Justice or Media Attention?  

    by Bill Levinson

    “There’s not a lot of money in revenge.”
    –Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride

    Inigo Montoya had to take odd jobs for questionable characters like Vizzini because there is indeed very little money in the revenge business, so Montoya owned little more than his sword and his honor. Had he been offered expenses-paid trips to exotic locales, appearances before the era’s media, and so on in exchange for allowing his father’s murderer to escape justice, he would have preferred his sword and his honor instead. This puts this fictional character head and shoulders above Craig and Cindy Corrie, who seem to prefer media attention over genuine justice for their daughter. The Poles would call the Corries haniebny: shameless and without honor. (Read more…)

    Posted by Bill Levinson @ 6:20 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 2 Comments » | 1,305 views

    August 28, 2012

    IDF Acquitted in Death of Rachel Corey  

    Laura: I feel as much empathy for the Corries as they and their daughter did towards the Israeli victims of jihad terrorism, which is nothing. They should be suing the ISM who used their daughter as a martyr for their nazi movement. Her ISM “friends” purposely stood by while the bulldozer accidentally ran over her. Their daughter died for the evil purpose of protecting genocidal terrorists and supporting the ethnic cleansing of Jews from their homeland

     

    Israeli Court Acquits IDF In Rachel Corey Death

    An Israeli judge has found no error in the military investigation that acquitted the Israeli Defense Force of the killing of a US activist by a bulldozer. The judge reiterated that the death was an accident.­Nine years after US activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer, her family has been handed a verdict in their civil lawsuit against Israel. Continue

    Posted by Laura @ 6:02 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 8 Comments » | 1,018 views

    Gov’t steps up campaign for Jewish Arab refugees  

    By JEREMY SHARON, JPOST


    Deputy foreign minister says matter of Jewish refugees who fled Arab states after 1948 is a “core issue” in talks with Palestinians.

    The Foreign Ministry – along with the World Jewish Congress and the Pensioners Affairs Ministry – is ramping up its campaign to bring the issue of Jewish refugee rights to public and diplomatic attention.

    According to the Foreign Ministry more than 850,000 Jews from Arab states fled their countries of birth following persecution that ensued after the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Many also had their property confiscated.

    Speaking with The Jerusalem Post on Monday, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Deputy Pensioners Affairs Minister Lea Nass said the government was currently finalizing plans to institute a national day of recognition for Jewish refugees from Arab countries. It is also planning to build a museum to document the historical events of these communities, as well as their cultural heritage; collate testimony from thousands of refugees; and bring the issue front and center on the diplomatic stage.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 9:29 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 20 Comments » | 1,201 views

    A Disturbing Event: The American Conservative Union Embraces an Islamist  

    The conservative movement appears to be at a crossroads in its approach to the threat of Islamic supremacism—not only abroad but at home. Does the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood as the dominant force of the “Arab Spring” bode ill for America? Or is the Brotherhood merely another “political actor” as the Obama administration would have us believe? Is Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, a potential security risk worth investigating, as Representative Michele Bachmann and four conservative congressmen have suggested? Or is the mere raising of this question a witch-hunt, as Senator John McCain and Speaker John Boehner and numerous Democrats maintain? … Continue reading…

    Posted by Andrew Jaffee @ 3:31 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 5 Comments » | 986 views

    August 27, 2012

    More than they can chew  

    Following an audacious offensive, the rebels are struggling to survive the regime’s counterattack

    ANTAKYA AND IDLEB, The Economist

    A MONTH after rebel forces launched a blazing attempt to capture Aleppo, Syria’s second city, they are starting to wilt. The regime claims to have routed them from their main stronghold in the Salaheddin district. Clashes continue in the southwest of the city and around the airport, but the best that rebel commanders can now hope to achieve is to draw the regime into a quagmire.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 8:20 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 2 Comments » | 1,025 views

    Antisemitic Treif Alert for Jewish Voters  

    by Bill Levinson

    Please circulate this TREIF alert as widely as possible.

    Posted by Bill Levinson @ 6:35 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 1 Comment » | 1,069 views

    Taliban beheads 17 for attending mixed-sex party  

    Musloids will be Musloids
    Posted by Bill Levinson

    Taliban beheads 17 for attending mixed-sex party

      KANDAHAR, Afghanista – The Taliban beheaded seventeen party-goers, including two women dancers, in Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province as punishment, recalling the darkest days of rule by the ultra-conservative Islamist insurgents before their ouster in 2001.
    Posted by Bill Levinson @ 6:32 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 5 Comments » | 1,386 views

    YNET: “Oslo is dead. The Bar-Ilan speech is dead.”  

    By Ted Belman

    It isn’t every day that a left of center Israeli newspaper takes such a clear position on Oslo and the two-state solution. 

    Yediot Aharonot refers to the controversy over Migron:

      “The small communities cropping up on every hilltop cost the state in capital, infrastructures and security measures. A proper right-wing government needs to formulate a policy in keeping with its outlook: Construction in the larger communities yes, construction in the smaller communities, no. There is no need. Oslo is dead. The Bar-Ilan speech is dead. The whole world knows that. Now it is possible to stop winking and start investing in what is right.”
    Posted by Ted Belman @ 3:13 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 6 Comments » | 851 views

    A Child like mine  

    11 year old Down’s syndrome child faces death penalty over burned Islamic texts

    By Michele Huberman, JPOST

    When I received an e-mail that a little girl with Down’s syndrome was arrested and jailed in Pakistan, my stomach felt like it had been kicked. Rimsha is from the Christian village of Maherabad in Islamabad. She was severely beaten by local Muslims before being arrested. She is reported to be in very bad shape and has bruises on her face and hands. Other Christians and their homes were attacked and an ultimatum issued by the Mullahs for Christians to leave the area. More than 600 Christians have now fled. BBC report here.
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 9:45 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 6 Comments » | 981 views

    Why Sunni Islamism is the world’s greatest threat  

    By BARRY RUBIN, JPOST

    To understand al-Qaida, which of course goes under many names and regional local groups, is simple. It has one strategy: kill!

    No, it sure isn’t the Age of Aquarius or of multicultural, politically correct love-ins. It’s the age of revolutionary Islamism, especially Sunni Islamism. And you better learn to understand what this is all about, real fast.

    (Shia Islamism, important mainly because of Iran and especially due to its nuclear ambitions is number two on the threat list. But that’s not our topic today.)
    (Read more…)

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 9:08 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 5 Comments » | 1,223 views

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