Cyprus should be conceptualized by Israel and the West in a fashion similar to Azerbaijan. The region has entered a turning point with simultaneous security, political, and economic transitions underway.
by George Papadopoulos, INN
The Republic of Cyprus has made headlines this month. In the ever more combustible eastern Mediterranean that should come as no surprise. Unfortunately for Cyprus, and America’s allies, Greece and Israel, the news did not concern the island’s substantial energy potential, burgeoning alliance with Israel, and herculean task it is undergoing to transform itself into the eastern Mediterranean’s energy hub.
In October of this year, Turkey’s ambassador to the European Union, Egemen Bagis, in a fit of pique, noted that, “Turkey will not give up a single inch of land on Cyprus.” The vitriol was not an isolated incident at the ministerial level. Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan enflamed the situation between the two countries when he noted on November 10th that, “there is no country named Cyprus.”
New York Times’ ‘true agenda of hate’
By Pamela Geller, WND
On the first night of Chanukah, the New York Times indulged in its grotesque penchant for its special brand of subtle, sophisticated Jew-hatred, on the front page – of course.
Not only did the New York Times publish a nipple on the front page (a first) next to a tattooed Jewish star, but the article is all about the cancerous Jews. Front page stuff, don’t you know? All the Jews that are fit to libel in print:
While poor countries struggle to provide even basic cancer care to women, wealthier societies like Israel and the United States are increasingly using sophisticated technologies to identify those at greatest risk in an effort to thwart the disease before it gets started.
By Dore Gold, National Review
It is easy to reduce any analysis of the Geneva agreement to the number of centrifuges Iran will still have and the levels of enrichment that are permitted. Just last month, Gary Samore, who worked the nonproliferation file during President Obama’s first term, was quoted in the New York Times saying that “ending production of 20-percent-enriched uranium is not sufficient to prevent breakout because Iran can produce nuclear weapons using low-enriched uranium and a large number of centrifuge machines.” Samore’s concern about the leap from low-enriched uranium to weapons-grade is even more justified given that Iran is now deploying fast centrifuges that operate at five times the speed of the centrifuges used by Iran in the past.
By Tomer Devorah
How a U.S. Radar Station in the Negev Affects a Potential Israel-Iran Clash
On a desert hilltop in the remote southwest of Israel stands a compelling argument against any notion that the Jewish state will launch an attack on Iran without the United States. The discreet complex atop Mt. Keren is a U.S. military installation, and the 100 U.S. service members who staff it are the only foreign troops stationed in Israel [except for these].
This Friday in SHDEMA with Prof. Eugene Kontorovich
We strive to Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Within the framework of explaining the need for Israeli sovereignty and deepening awareness of the issue, we invited Prof. Eugene Kontorovich to lecture in Shdema please G-d this coming Friday, December 6th at 9:00 am on the topic ”Who’s Afraid of the one state solution?”
The lecture will be in English with simultaneous translation to Hebrew.
Prof. Eugene Kontorovich is a professor at Northwestern University Law School and a senior fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum, specializing in international law and expert on the Israel-Arab conflict.
Prof. Eugene Kontorovich exposes the hypocrisy of the EU attitude to Israel. The world has about 200 disputed territories. Many of them are under belligerent “occupation” .Not surprisingly, in no other country the EU imposed similar rules to the rules imposed on Israel ,despite the fact that precisely Israel is not and “occupier”, not even according to international law. But the Europeans set a double standard: one rule for the Jewish state and another rule for the rest of the world . (Read more…)
This speech was made in Nov 2010
PM Harper vows ‘Israel will always have Canada’
Laura: So any land that the Arabs decide to squat on should be recognized as theirs, but land that Jewish “settlers” actually purchased in Judea/Samaria and eastern Jerusalem is an illegitimate occupation. That is the twisted narrative of the left.
This latest blood libel is being pushed by the noxious “Rabbis” for Human Rights. I maintain that the Jewish left are our own worst enemies.
The blood libel film
BEN-DROR YEMINI, TOI, NOVEMBER 29, 2013,
For the past several months a campaign has been under way in Israel and around the world, backed by an endless budget, aimed at aggravating the relationship between the State of Israel and the Bedouins. This campaign included the recent release of a propaganda film portraying the expulsion of Bedouins from their land.
Foreign Minister attacks ‘day of rage’ protests over plan to organize illegal Bedouin settlement, calls for new plan and no benefits.
By Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff
On Saturday night amid a “day of rage” in which mass protests opposed the “Prawer-Begin Plan” to organize illegal Bedouin settlement in the Negev, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Likud-Beytenu) called the violent protests “serious albeit expected.”
At least 15 police officers were injured as over a thousand Arab and leftist demonstrators threw stones and caused havoc in the Negev, while hundreds more protested in Haifa, Samaria and Gaza. (Read more…)
Protesters clash with police over Bedouin resettlement plan
Thousands protest in Negev, Haifa, Tayibe and Jerusalem as part of ‘day of rage’ against Praver Bill to resettle Bedouins in Negev. Protesters hurl stones, block roads; met with tear gas, shock grenades by police. Dozens arrested, 15 officers lightly hurt
Foreign minister comes out against protests against Bedouin resettlement plan, calls for reevaluation of Praver bill. ‘It’s not a social problem, it’s a fight for land’
Attila Somfalvi, YNET
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman harshly criticized the “day of rage” protests being held against the Bedouin resettlement plan across the country. “Nothing has changed since the Tower and Stockade days. We are fighting for the lands of the Jewish people and there are those who intentionally try to rob and seize them,” Lieberman said in a Facebook post.
By Ted Belman
Arnold Roth, who lost his daughter, Malki, in a terror attack in Jerusalem and who blogs at This ongoing War, had this to say about the prisoner release.
The reason why Israel agreed to free the 104, and in fact has already set loose 52, depends on whom you want to believe.
By Caroline Glick, JPOST
Israel, he said, “will not be Czechoslovakia.”
Sharon was sharply rebuked not only by the White House, but by leading American supporters of Israel. They attacked him for daring to make the comparison. In time, with the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, Sharon’s warning was largely forgotten.
The question of whether George W. Bush sought to appease the Arabs and Iran at Israel’s expense is an open one. Strong arguments can be made on both sides of the issue. On the one hand, Bush took the fight to terror supporting regimes.
By David Solway, PJ MEDIA
Human history has always been marked by major population shifts, from earliest hominid times over the Horn of Africa to the present moment when what social scientists and historians define as a “demographic transition” is occurring. Whether as a result of military campaigns and their attendant population dislocations or great migrations owing to plague, material deprivation, the lure of new settlements or economic factors, what we might call the “demography of exodus” is one of the great drivers of historical change. In the current age, there can be little doubt that a kind of volkswanderung (German for “migrations of peoples”) or, perhaps more shockingly, a return to the “Dark Ages” is taking place before our eyes. As professor Judith Klinghoffer of Rutgers University writes, in an article titled “Dark Ages Redux” dealing with the influx of immigrants into the West from Muslim countries, “with each and every passing day the price for defeating the forces of darkness is getting higher and higher and ultimate victory less and less certain.”
By Ted Belman
America today is the same America that:
1.Stopped Jewish immigration in the twenties.
2. Turned anti-Semitic in the depression
3. Allowed its citizens to finance the Nazi war machine.
4. Banned Jewish refugees from entering the US during the Holocaust.
5. Refused to bomb the railways transporting Jews to extermination centers.
6. Refused to bomb the extermination camps.
By Martin Sherman, JPOST
I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles – principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings. – Barack Hussein Obama, Cairo, 2009
For anyone who understands that the US Constitution is not a Sharia-compliant document –neither in letter nor in spirit – it should be alarmingly apparent that the Obama-incumbency is a dramatic and disturbing point of inflection in the history of America and its “Western” allies. By “Western” I mean countries whose political practices and societal norms are rooted in Judeo- Christian foundations in a cultural rather than in any religious sense.