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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:31 pm 
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Most of us would find interest in the following Op-Ed because it illustrates the loss of freedom of worship in Israel. We, in America, are also facing the erosion of this right. Others who love Israel are troubled because of the way Arab officials at the Dome of the Rock are allowed to deny Jews and Christians free access to pray at their traditional holy site.

Long before there was a Muslim caliphate or a Prophet Mohammed, there was a Temple. Solomon built the first temple on the Temple Mount, completed 960 years before the birth of Christ. Mohammed was born in the sixth century after Christ.

The reason for the conflict is that Mohammed was said to have ascended to heaven from the very spot where the Jewish temples have been built. Thus, Muslims claim this site as one of their most holy sites, where pilgrimages are made. It would seem that any area that was Jewish would be unholy to a Muslim, but such is not the case. (At the same time, Mohammed also was said to have died of a high fever and his body rests in a tomb under the Green Dome of Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, Hejaz, Saudi Arabia.)

Though the Jews have an obvious prior right, the world is not exerting pressure sufficient to help Jewish people access to their most holy site. In fact, few seem to care, even many non-religious Jews.

In the Six Day War, the Jewish Israelis jubilantly captured the Temple Mount where the Muslim mosque, the al-Aqsa Mosque-- known also as the Dome of the Rock--had been built over their destroyed temple site. The Israeli's joy was short-lived, however, as their own military leader Moshe Dayan, a non-religious Jew, determined to let the Muslims have almost complete control over the security and use of the site. It was placed under sole administration of a Muslim Waqf, and Jews are barred from conducting services there.

One thing I both admire and cannot understand about the Jewish people is how they again and again desire peace so deeply that they would give up their precious land and holy sites for illusive peace!

As the following editorial shows, the Jewish people, in their own land, cannot worship at their own temple site. They can be arrested by their own police for praying Jewish prayers on what the Israeli government has agree to let the Muslims control.

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Op-Ed: What is Going on at the Temple Mount?
Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:54 AM

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10728#.TqGsm7K0CzY

Isn't it about time the Temple Mount should be open for Jewish worshipers? I was detained by police for bowing down in prayer there. In what other democracy would a citizen be interrogated for praying?

by David Haivri

The Israeli government can and should allow Jews freedom of prayer on the Temple Mount.

Yesterday I was detained by the Israeli police, and charged with “disorderly conduct that might cause riots.”

What I had actually been suspected of was bowing down in prayer on the Temple Mount.

The authorities are concerned that Jews praying on the Temple Mount could kick off local Muslims’ anger and that they might use this as an excuse for staging protests and riots. In their opinion, these fears are reason enough to strip law-abiding citizens of the very basic right of freedom of religion and prayer.

It is simply unacceptable that such a policy exists at all and it’s even worse that it’s based on fear of a threat that might rise by a party who might choose violence as a tool to establish facts on the ground. This is a clear case of government policy being influenced by concern over threats.

The State has a responsibility to protect its citizens’ rights and not to cave in to bullies.

Ten of the eleven gates of the Temple Mount are closed to Jews and open to Muslims at all times. Jews are permitted to enter the site only via the Mugrabi Gate on the south side of the Western Wall - and only during four hours daily on weekdays.

Jews who wish to enter the Temple Mount must go through a security check and clearance that is not mandatory for other visitors.

While non-Jews walk in freely with little or no security check, Jewish visitors are treated to pat-downs by police, who check their pockets and bags for prayer books and then warn them not to pray on the Mount. Once Jews get through all of this, they are followed by teams of police and Muslim Wakf guards who watch to see if they might be breaking the rules and praying without permission.

These special regulations for Jews are degrading and should be stopped.

A Jew who is suspected of breaking the rules by daring to whisper a prayer is likely to be arrested and brought in for questioning by the Israeli police.

In what other country would you expect a citizen to be interrogated for praying? Can you imagine the police officer saying, "You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can be used against you in a court of law..." and then "you are suspected of praying . . . “?


This is no joke - I have personally have had the honor of going through this ordeal.

Israel should apply its efforts to maintaining law and order by arresting and questioning those who present a threat of disorderly conduct or rioting - and not those law-abiding people who simply wish to pray.

If the police would shift their focus from restricting Jewish visits and prayer on the Temple Mount towards monitoring those who pose a threat to that freedom, they would be able, in a few actions, to stabilize a workable reality on the Temple Mount in which Jews could have free access to pray on the holy mountain.

Instead of intimidating worshipers by patting them down for prayer books and warning them not to pray, they should be patting down those suspicious figures that might be inciting violence against the worshipers. Incitement coming out of the Mosque should be monitored if it becomes a platform for harassment of Jewish visitors to the site.

Reassignment of resources used to police the Temple Mount could easily bring changes that would allow Jews freedom of prayer at the holy site, as would be expected of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic country.

It is time to bring about that change, and to stop the discrimination against Jews in our homeland and holy city, at our holiest site.

Ed. Note: There are prominent rabbis, including Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed, head of Beit El yeshiva and the former Chief Rabbi, the late Rav Avraham Elkana Shapira of Merkaz Harav yeshiva, as well as many hareidi-religious rabbis, who oppose Jews ascending the Temple Mount for halakhic reasons, saying that the location of areas that are forbidden to Jews except for priests and the High Priest, are not unequivocally known. That has no bearing on the treatment of Jews whose rabbinic authorities feel differently and who do ascend the mount.


About the author:

David Ha'ivri heads The Shomron International Liaison Office. He deals with foreign press, tours, partnerships and philanthropy for the development of the Jewish communities in the Shomron. He is a strategic advisor to Mayor Gershon Mesika. He and his wife Mollie live in Kfar Tapuach with their eight children.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:24 pm 
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Here are some very serious updates just sent from Joel C. Rosenberg's blog.

I agree with British Foreign Secretary William Hague that we must not be distracted by the Arab Spring (and I would add Libya and Ghadafi's death).


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THE GATHERING STORM: IRAN COULD MAKE BOMB DESPITE HURDLES, NEW REPORT SAYS:

Tehran now has enough enriched uranium for at least 4 nuclear warheads
Posted: October 21, 2011 by joelcrosenberg in Uncategorized

A storm is gathering against America, Israel and the Church, yet so many of our leaders seem to be asleep – unaware of the threats or unwilling to deal with them decisively.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: “The Obama administration has decided to withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of the year after failing to reach an agreement with the Iraqi government that would have left several thousand troops there for special operations and training,” reports the Washington Post. More details and coverage from CNN.

The administration’s move — combined with the precipitous drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan — increasingly creates a vacuum in the Middle East that the mullahs in Iran are eager and able to fill. Indeed, one of the most serious threats facing us now is the prospect of the mullahs in Iran building nuclear weapons and using them against us and our allies, based on their genocidal End Times theology. This is why I wrote The Tehran Initiative, to help people imagine some of the worst case scenarios if we don’t take decisive action to neutralize the Iran threat. Though the book is fiction, the issues at the heart of the novel, unfortunately, are all too real. Indeed, this week brought more sobering news of how steadily Iran is moving towards that day. Consider the latest developments:

“Iran’s nuclear program is struggling with low-performing enrichment machines but it would still be able to produce material that could be used for atomic bombs, according to a U.S. think tank,” Reuters reports. “In a report coinciding with rising tension between Iran and the West, the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) also said tougher sanctions could make it more difficult for the Islamic state to obtain key parts for its uranium enrichment work.
“A widely referenced Washington Post story from Monday has got folks feeling complacent about the parlous state of Iran’s nuclear program,” notes J.E. Dyer, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst. ”The [Washington Post] piece, crediting Stuxnet and sanctions, speaks of a ‘sharp decline’ in the output of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at the Natanz enrichment facility, along with the aging and low-performing condition of Iran’s original Pakistani-design centrifuge cascades. Meanwhile, sanctions have apparently made it impossible for Iran to import high-strength maraging steel, forcing the Iranians to manufacture their newest centrifuges from less reliable carbon fiber….But there is more to the story.”

Dyer noted that “one of the most important facts is that, according to the September 2011 IAEA report, Iran had – as of mid-August 2011 – piled up a total of 4543kg of LEU. By Western intelligence estimates, that is enough for 4 nuclear warheads. LEU production began in February 2007, and the rate of production can be crudely gauged by noting that (again, according to IAEA reporting) Iran had 630kg of LEU in November 2008, 1763kg in October 2009, and 3135kg in October 2010.”
That said, an Israeli newspaper is reporting on new efforts to stop Iran without using military force. Ynet News: New virus threatens Iran’s nuclear program: After the Stuxnet computer virus that wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear program, a new virus named ‘Duqu’ threatens similar consequences


Here is the latest IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear activities (September 2011).
Recent article from Great Britain: New UN fears over Iran nuclear threat: The UN nuclear agency is “increasingly concerned” that Iran is still secretly developing a nuclear payload for a missile.

Inexplicably, President Obama is not taking decisive action to neutralize the Iranian threat. None of the GOP presidential candidates have given a major policy address focused on the Iran issue, either. But two NATO allies are speaking out.

“We must not be distracted from it by the momentous events of the Arab Spring. We must not ignore the steadily more urgent threat of Iran’s nuclear program,” said British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday during a tour of North African countries. “I think this [Iran nuclear] issue will become more urgent over the next year.”
“We have no quarrel with the Iranian people, but the regime in Tehran represents probably the most significant threat in the world to global peace and security,” said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week after the revelations about the Iranian plot to launch terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C.

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I agree with Professor Chesler, here, that the Occupy Wall Street movement is at its core a very hard-core Nazi, anti-semitic group. (All Nazi groups are also anti-Semitic.) Of course, every person that is there demonstrating does not understand how they are being used as "useful idiots" (Alinsky's term) by the far left to stir up anarchy and radicalism. This is a page from the Saul Alinski method of the sixties, which both Obama and Hilary Clinton were part of.

The Alinski book, called Rules for Radicals, was even taught by our own President Obama in Chicago. Its calls for taking good words and redefining them, for example labeling as "democracy" any revolutionary movement across the world that springs up. This is a philosophy and a movement that we need to be much more aware of. Arab Spring is a good example. There is really little hope of any true individual freedom and stability stemming from such hateful, leftist uprisings. Many people who want to better their financial situation or punish the wealthy are drawn into the movement, hoping for a better future. Yet they become part of something very different that they may later regret associating with.

These uprisings and protests are another reason we need to protect and support Israel, in the midst of all the upheaval and hateful, false attacks.

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Op-Ed: Occupy Wall Street's Anti-Semitism Should Scare You
Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:52 PM

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10737#.TqMNZLK0CzY

Even if you are not Jewish, even if you do not support Israel, you should see Gloria Greenfield’s Unmasked: Judeophobia. It directly concerns you.

by Prof. Phyllis Chesler

Dear Good Liberal People Who Are Unconcerned With Occupy Wall Street’s Naked Anti-Semitism,

I am writing to you about a “contagious” and dangerous plague of “hatred” that threatens the survival of the Jews, the Jewish state, and of all civilization.

Even if you are not Jewish, even if you do not support Israel, you should see Gloria Greenfield’s Unmasked: Judeophobia This film directly concerns you. It is the visual antidote to this false hatred, which visually through the internet, in films, in the media, emblazoned on t-shirts and signs at every rally (no matter the topic) scapegoats Jews for the world’s every sorrow.

The Big Lies against the Jewish people — really, Blood Libels — are perpetrated and paid for by the very people who are committing the most horrifying crimes against their own people and humanity as a whole.

I’m with Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel whose words open this compelling and important film: afraid. For example, I have been told that very few Jews went uptown to confront the three day hate-fest against Israel which went on at Columbia in preparation for Israel Apartheid week.

However, many New York City Jews and human rights activists of all ages are visiting or helping the Occupy Wall Street activists in Zucotti Park, perhaps an idealistic group which has, unfortunately, and increasingly been inundated with the hardcore Marxists who [2] display anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish slogans [3].

Wiesel never expected to see the return of anti-Semitism in his lifetime — and with such a vengeance. Both Israel and America represent civilization at its imperfect but democratic best; both are universally “hated.” As such “hatred” escalates and “globalizes,” it invariably leads to pogroms, massacres, Embassy and airplane hijackings, which in turn, are viewed as justified acts of “self-defense” against capitalist and colonial bloodsuckers, child killers, mass rapists, and racists.

Greenfield’s film carefully, patiently, artfully exposes and stands against this surreal increase in Jew-hatred (“Judeophobia”), and explains why it is a threat to Western civilization.

Unmasked presents 50 of the most sober, principled thinkers of our time – I am honored and humbled to be among them – all of whom understand that it is crucial to tell the truth about the massive misinformation campaign against the Jews and the West, and that we must do so with courage and boldness.

We — and the filmmaker who is also the producer of The Case for Israel – believe that it is late, but never too late to do so. True, the demonization of Jews, Israel, and America has gone viral. Human mobs are “surging” across Israel’s borders and are “occupying” public spaces around the world in jihadic-like fashion.

Greenfield’s experts also understand that Jews are being blamed for the exact crimes committed by the Arabs and “Palestinians” against their own people and against the Jewish state.

At this moment in history, Greenfield’s on-camera Talking Heads are the witnesses for the defense. They explain that everything you have been told about the matter is demonstrably false, diabolically Orwellian, and dangerous to civilization.

One cannot stop watching the film. The music engages us, the manuscripts, lithographs, film footage, stills, are shocking, tragic, illuminating, beautiful, important, haunting. We have not seen many of these images before. Taken all together, they are entered into evidence. The amount of information packed into this fast-paced documentary is astounding.

For example, the film shows us medieval images of the Crucifixion, which visually remind us that until the Vatican “pardoned” the Jews in 1965 we were hated as Christ killers.

And, then there are the countless covers of that long-exposed forgery, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (which was copied from a tract against Napoleon Bonaparte)– pamphlet after pamphlet, in German, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Hindi — alleged proof that Judaism or Zionism is a powerful world conspiracy.

We see Yasser Arafat’s venerable ancestor, the Mufti of Jerusalem, shaking hands with Herr Hitler. We see brave pioneers in Israel who, only three years after “standing eyeball to eyeball with Death in Auschwitz,” (Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ words in this film), actually won the 1948 war of independence against seven Arab armies.

We see Chaim Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 1975-1978, as he addresses the U.N., describing it, presciently, as the “world center of Anti-Semitism.” We see the iconic photo of a Jewish child and woman holding their hands up in surrender as the Nazis force them out of the Warsaw ghetto — and, we see how modern-day “Palestinian” cartoonists have turned the Jewish child into an Arab child wearing a keffiyeh; the formerly Nazi soldiers now sport stars of David on their helmets.

We also see countless Nazi-era and contemporary Muslim cartoons in which Jews are portrayed as vulture-like child killers, big nosed greedy bankers, disgusting octopuses and disease-spreading vermin. This anti-Semitism is not learned from the West. It is indigenous to Islam. In fact, Muslims forced Jews to wear distinctive dress and insignia many centuries before the Nazi era. If this startles you awake, wait for what’s coming next.

Unmasked then shows us the Parisian mobs, (leftists and Islamists,) crying “Death to the Jews” in 2001. We see and hear angry, hate-choked speeches delivered on American campuses which characterize Israel as a “Nazi, Apartheid” state.

We see Israeli soldiers confiscating 50 tons of ship-borne weapons in 2010 — weapons which included rockets with the capacity to attack the Israeli Navy and even more sites in civilian Israel.

We see what really happened when armed Turkish mercenaries violated international law and attacked Israeli soldiers on the Mavi Marmara. We are reminded that Israel was condemned for exercising its legal right to self-defense, and that Israel brings all goods and supplies into Gaza after first checking for weapons. The “blockade” of Gaza exists to keep weapons out that are being expressly brought in to exterminate Israelis.

When I ran into anti-Semitism in the early 1970s, I at first believed it could be contained, even resolved, if Israel only Did Something Else.

I was wrong. No matter what else or what more Israel did or could do would ever have been enough. Israel’s crime is an essential and existential one. It exists. This is unforgivable. It remains a permanent offense to Arabs and Muslims.


In 2000, when Arafat launched his Second Intifada, I knew that Wiesel’s bloody beast was back. In 2003, I published a book about it: The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It.

What I first began writing and talking about nearly a decade ago has here been brought to life, expanded, and dramatically enacted in this film.

Many people still say: If Israel had only made peace with the “Palestinians”—but this is a solution which was never meant to work because the “Palestinians” are a fantasy.

For the record: Israel has indeed tried to make peace [6] with her Arab neighbors, including the “Palestinians.” As this film makes clear, an increasingly Islamist Arab and Muslim world, is not only anti-Israel. It is also anti-American and anti-infidel.
Just this week, Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh described the prisoner exchange (1 kidnapped Israel soldier for 1,027 legally tried and convicted mass terrorist killers as due to “Allah;” God rescued these heroes and God will lead us to victory against the Jews. Hamas believes they are engaged in a religious war, not a war merely for territory.

Nevertheless, our daily reality world-wide has become thoroughly Palestinianized.“Palestinians” are now the world’s symbol for all wrongly oppressed innocents. Thus, barbaric terrorists are viewed as justified freedom-fighters, “insurgents,” “militants,” “heroes,” not only by other Islamists but by many of the allegedly “good people” in the West. Europeans who resent having to feel guilty about their murder of six million Jews were quick to view Israelis as the “new Nazis.” They also hoped that this good faith effort would spare them from the hostile Islamists who now populate Europe, many of whom live in hostile, parallel communities. World activists who miss having South African apartheid as an organizing issue have somehow decided that Israel is the new “apartheid” regime.

Such activists do not want to understand that Islam, not Israel, is the largest practitioner of both gender and religious apartheid in the world. In addition, no one (and here I include the world’s professors, scholars, writers, and journalists), wants to acknowledge that Muslim and other non-western countries have a long and horrifying history of racism, imperialism, colonialism, slavery, and genocide. Unlike the West, Muslim leaders have not allowed any abolitionist movements to flourish and they are in no way apologetic for their past. Telling such truths [7] has not only become “politically incorrect” but in many countries in Europe it is tried as a crime. In Muslim countries such truth telling is a capital offense.

In 1979 when Muslim Wahabi Salafists led by the Bedouin Juhayman took over the Grand Mosque in Mecca they held it for more than a month. Even though the Saudi Princes kept the matter under wraps, wild rumors spread. The Pakistani and Iranian (Khomeini’s) media blamed “The Americans and the Zionist Jews” for taking over the Grand Mosque. This led to the torching of the American Embassy in Islamabad and the American Cultural Center in Lahore and to the murder of two American Marines. The Saudi Princes insisted that there was no foreign involvement and blamed local Islamic deviants. It made no difference.

Khomeini’s spin on things was repeated in Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. Unlike the Pakistani police, the Indian and Turkish police protected the American Consulate in Calcutta. Interestingly, Pope John Paul II was about to speak at a Christian Orthodox conference in Turkey. At the time, one Turkish radical, Mehmet Ali Agca, escaped from prison. Agca and other Turkish Islamists insisted that the Pope was part of the “infidel plot against Mecca and all of Islam.” They demanded that the Pope call off his visit.

A year and a half later, it was none other than Agca who tried to assassinate the Pope at the Vatican in Rome. These connections were made clear to me in John Behling’s important and unpublished Mss about Islam and Terrorism.

Thus, on the wings of false rumor, embassies and consulates were torched. Rumor runs riot among largely illiterate, impoverished people, but also among highly indoctrinated peoples who are trapped within closed, totalitarian societies.

Imagine the effect of a film or even a cartoon, which visually shows them Israeli soldiers (falsely) murdering Arab babies for their blood. Jews as rodents and monkeys. An entire movie that fictionalized an Israeli massacre, which never took place in Jenin. Round-the-world imaginary footage of the Israeli murder of a young boy, Mohamed al-Dura — a murder that never took place.

But, one has seen it. It is so “real” it must be true. Imagine the effect of such films on westerners who are affluent and educated, but whose professors have insisted that such lies are pure truth.

This is precisely why Greenfield’s film is so important. Both the East and the West have been inundated with images and films which portray Israeli massacres and child murders which never took place. Greenfield fights such visual lies on their own turf, and in a medium that is treasured more than books currently are.

Although I have dealt with anti-Semitism since the early 1970s when it manifested mainly amongst leftists and feminists in the West, in terms of expertise, I am the new kid on the block. In addition to the invaluable footage and images, Unmasked also has a truly all-star cast of speakers who have devoted their lives and careers to Israel advocacy and/or to the study of anti-Semitism: Irwin Cotler, Alan Dershowitz, Manfred Gerstenfeld, Jeffrey Herf, Matthias Kunzel, Alvin Rosenfeld, Barry Rubin, Jonathan Sacks, Shimon Samuels, Natan Sharansky, Charles Small, Gerald Steinberg, and Robert Wistrich, among many others.

In addition, the Intifada of 2000 called into service intellectuals, politicians, lawyers, professors, human rights activists, and journalists who felt compelled to use their analytic skills against a possible catastrophe. Included here (and also on camera) are Caroline Glick, Richard Landes, Andrea Levin, Itamar Marcus, Fiamma Nirenstein, Melanie Phillips, Bret Stephens, Ruth Wisse — and myself.

All these people, (and many more beloved bloggers who are not on camera) are, in reality, part of an Internet Defense Force in formation. If Israeli politicians really understood that the hottest war is the battle of ideas they would long ago have opened a Ministry of Propaganda—and by propaganda, I mean a Ministry of Truth Telling amidst the Big Lies.

Why are the philanthropists not funding the first-ever Jewish al-Jazeera global network? We would not be covering Jewish subjects only nor would only Jews be allowed to work with us. The monied “princes” of Qatar are funding a very glossy Al-Jazeera in English (channel 92 in my Manhattan apartment), which runs 24/7 with very few commercials. We need to be able to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help us God, something that we can no longer do on the airwaves and campuses, or at the United Nations or at human rights organizations. Any further delay in this matter will prove tragic.

I have been monitoring Al-Jazeera in English. It is good — very good. And now it has just “covered” the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. It did so utterly and entirely from the “Palestinian” and Hamas’s point of view. All those Americans who are watching this station for its rather amazing coverage of human trafficking, sex slavery, sports in Australia, New Zealand, and England, African anti-poverty projects, and breaking news all over South America, Asia,and the Arab Middle East, etc. will gradually, over time, be persuaded that Israel is evil and that the “Palestinians” are justified.

Gloria Greenfield, her production company, Doc Emet, and her supporters are to be commended for bringing such eloquent voices together.

Allow me to end with the closing words of Rabbi Sacks who views the Jewish people as a “symbol of hope for every small country, for every persecuted people… Jews, having been through as close as you get to ‘hell on earth,’ have come through, have not looked back, have looked forward, have not nurtured feelings of resentment and revenge, have gone out and built the future. And if that is not a testament to the power of faith, I don’t know what is…”

Sincerely,

Prof. Phyllis Chesler

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Prof. Phyllis Chesler is the author of fifteen books, including Women and Madness (Doubleday, 1972), The Death of Feminism: What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and most recently, The New Anti-Semitism. She is the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology and the National Women's Health Network.

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If any of you were watching Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace you probably heard the interview of Hilary Clinton, praising the brilliance of President Obama's Middle East policies. And then you heard what I thought was an excellent indictment on the disastrous policies of the President in the Middle East, including giving up in defeat to Iraqi government officials who denied an American military presence after December. As Lindsey Graham so movingly pointed out, this will cause an alarmingly dangerous situation, with Iran gaining a go-ahead to invade Iraq and have freer rein against "our best friend," Israel.

I will try to get quotes on Graham's statements regarding a Palestinian state. They were powerful, I thought. He repeated the charge (Perry also mentioned) that Obama is "throwing Israel under the bus."

One sign that President Obama is in trouble in his own party is the Jewish vote in America, which has traditionally been the Democrat's almost sole possession. Also, apparently, if someone (Huckabee?) in the Republican Party could capture the Jewish vote, it would seem that some of that money they have generously used to support the Democrats--something like 60% of their donations are from the liberal Jewish population in America--were given to Huckabee's cause, were he to run, what a difference that would make! If he were led by God to run for President, Gov. Huckabee is one American who would use well his position to support Israel!

According to the following article from the Republican From Forum, the dissatisfaction of Jews with Obama over his Israeli policies is showing up in the polls. Yet Jewish Americans have not found a Republican candidate to put their trust in. (We have a good candidate in mind :wink: )

This is a re-post from a thread today at Hucks Army.

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Obama Israel AJC Survey Confirms: Obama Losing Jewish Vote

http://www.fromforum.com/poll-confirms-obama-losing-jewish-support

September 26th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

A new poll from the American Jewish Committee shows further erosion of President Obama’s Jewish support. Only 45 percent of American Jews approve of “the way President Barack Obama has handled his job as President,” and 48 percent disapprove. This is an even worse statistic than the 40 percent Jewish disapproval that Gallup reported last week.

Even more damning, the AJC survey suggests that this disapproval might not simply stem from general economic woes: 53 percent of those surveyed disapprove “of the Obama Administration’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations.” And a plurality – 45 percent – disapprove “of the Obama Administration’s handling of the Iran nuclear issue.”

This runs opposite the story that Obama supporters have spun since NY-9. The loss of the Jewish vote in NY-9, they argue, stemmed from unrepresentative Orthodox Jews who voted on gay marriage and former Representative Anthony Weiner. It had nothing to do with Obama’s Israel policy.

Whoops. Gallup and now AJC have proved this wrong. It seems that the Administration’s unceasing public chastisements of Israel and its meek approach toward Iran do matter to American Jews. And this, in turn, should matter to Obama. American Jews, though only four percent of the vote, finance a good chunk of the Democratic political engine.

Ron Kampeas estimates “that Jewish donors provide between one-third and two-thirds of the party’s money.” David Freedlander claims that “nearly 60 percent of the money raised by the Democratic National Committee is donated by Jews,” and Steven Windmueller says that “Jewish donors have generated as much as 45 cents of every dollar raised by Democrats.”

But while Obama’s Jewish problem might mean fewer votes and less money for his 2012 reelection, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the Republican Party will pick up loads of Jewish votes and money. According to the same AJC poll, if “Barack Obama is the Democratic candidate and Mitt Romney the Republican candidate,” Jews would favor Obama 50 to 32. Matched against Rick Perry, Jews would favor Obama 55 to 25, and Obama would slaughter Bachmann 59 to 19 percent.

True, each of these percentages represents a precipitous decline from Obama’s 78 percent share of the Jewish vote in 2008, but the beneficiary is not the Republican candidate as much as it is the “neither” survey option.

For Republicans to take full advantage of Obama’s Jewish problem, they will have to name the right candidate (Romney looks better than Perry) while continuing to press their advantage on Israel and softening their social positions. This especially means no more public group Christian prayers from Rick Perry – something that even drew criticism from the conservative, Jewish Washington Post commentator Jennifer Rubin.

It’s unrealistic to expect candidates at this point to focus on Israel or cool it on gay marriage – the Republican primary is in full swing and the Jewish Republican primary vote is virtually nonexistent. But when the time comes for the general election, the Republican candidate will have to make a real effort to get the Jewish vote and money. Yes, it now seems definite that Jews are upset with Obama. But this doesn’t mean they’re ready to go Republican.


[You might want to note at the beginning of this thread a list of Jewish representatives in the House today. All but one--Eric Cantor--are Democrat!]

I would think that Gov. Huckabee, known as one of Israel's best friends, might outdo Romney against Obama. And some of that money that goes to the Democrats could turn to Huckabee if he won the primary. Former New York mayor, Ed Koch, recently spoke at the same forum on anti-semitism in New York. (September 20, I believe)

Another reason to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem," is that their peace could be immeasurably improved if God were direct Gov. Huckabee to run and defeat Obama! :pray

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Written and published in early 2011, Mike Huckabee's book, A Simple Government seems to be a perfect commentary on current events in Israel and its growing problems in the Middle East. Note the following quote:

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On May 31, 2010, a flotilla of troublemakers with terrorist links set out from Turkey to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. The blockade is entirely legal and enforceable under international law. Since Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza, Hamas has fired over four thousand rockets at Israeli civilians. Allowing weapons deliveries to Hams via ship would make mass murder as convenient as buy DVDs on Amazon.com. This is why Israel was completely justified in taking action to stop the deliberate violation of the blockade.

After that deadly incident, the United States approved a statement by the president of the Security Council that, predictably, criticized Israel for defending herself. Such a statement must be unanimous, so the United States could have easily stopped it but didn’t. Yet if it weren’t for President Obama’s policy reversals, which encouraged the provocateurs to challenge the blockade, the incident probably never would have happened.

Elliot Abrams, who held senior foreign-policy positions under Presidents Reagan and Bush 43, wrote that President Obama “abandoned Israel in the U.N. and in the NPT conference in the course of one week…The White House does not wish to stand with Israel against the mob because it does not have a policy of solidarity with Israel. Rather, its policy of distancing and pressure.”

The United States and Israel are fighting the same bad guys—Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Iran. To tie this complicated bundle of issues into one simple question, how does turning against our friend, and siding with our common enemies, strengthen national security and help us win the war on terror? [Mike Huckabee, A Simple Government, pp, 190-191. Published by Penguin Group]

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How my heart longs for a strong American position of support for Israel! The U.S. policy of leading from weakness and indecision only emboldens the radical Islamic takeover of the land they call Palestine, but which is the traditional Judea and Samaria of the Bible.
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UNESCO to recognize Palestine?


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization set to vote on Palestinian membership in organization as part of general conference in Paris


http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4138783,00.html
Ronen Medzini
Published: 10.25.11, 09:10 / Israel News


The Palestinian bid for statehood may have been postponed to November but the coming days may see progress for the PA's campaign. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will open its 26th General Conference in Paris on Tuesday.

During the conference, which will end on November 10, the UN's 193 member states will vote whether to accept the PA as a full UNESCO member state.

Earlier this month, UNESCO's Executive Board recommended accepting the PA as a full member state. The Palestinians now need to obtain two thirds of the votes at the General Assembly to be accepted by the UN. The Security Council is slated to discuss the matter in November and the UNESCO vote is seen as a prelude to the General Assembly. The conference has already been dubbed the "mini-assembly."

Israel believes the process of recognition should be held in the Security Council and General Assembly and not in unauthorized institutions such as UNESCO. State officials have criticized the body for taking this unprecedented step. "This is beyond their jurisdiction," one state official told Ynet. "UNESCO wasn't created to decide about who is a country and who is not."

Israel fears that if the PA is accepted as full UNESCO member it will promote controversial activities such as recognizing Palestinian heritage sites and embroiling Israel in the political arena. Last year, the organization determined that Rachel's Tomb was in fact a Muslim mosque. "No doubt that if they are accepted their room for maneuver will grow," a state official said.


Israel also fears the UNESCO vote will set a precedence which will induce other UN bodies to recognize Palestine. The Foreign Ministry has instructed Israeli missions around the world to spread messages against the move.

Education Gideon Sa'ar is set to speak before the UNESCO conference and meet with foreign officials in a bid to influence their vote. The UNESCO vote does not allow member states to abstain, but only to vote against or in favor which renders chances to block recognition unlikely. Nevertheless, the Foreign Ministry is not losing hope. Israel has received promises from several European states who said they will oppose the move in addition to the US, which is pressuring the PA to withdraw the bid.

Earlier this week the New York Times reported that US legislation dating back more than 15 years mandates a complete cutoff of American financing to any United Nations agency that accepts the Palestinians as a full member. "UNESCO depends on the United States for 22 percent of its budget, about $70 million a year," the paper noted.

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The more I study current news and the people of Israel, the more impressed I become with this tiny nation, for its courage and the desire of many to honor God. They consult their rabbis and find that each soldier, including Shalit, is worthy of saving. Not politically expedient, but what they believe the sanctity of one life demands.

These following headlines remind me ever so much of several verses in the New Testament. One about "loving your enemies" and feeding and clothing them; another, that Jesus' brethren will be hated for His sake. Both of these truths are born out in these stories...



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Davutoglu: No change in Israeli-Turkish relations despite aid
Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country's relations with Israel will not change despite the latter sending humanitarian aid to help Turkish rescue efforts after deadly earthquake, reported Turkish newspaper Zaman. (Ynet)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 08,00.html

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Published 10.27.11 Israel News
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 24,00.html
The death toll in an earthquake that hit southeast Turkey on Sunday has risen to 523, with 1,650 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Administration said on Thursday.

In a statement, it also said 185 people had been rescued alive from collapsed buildings since the quake, which struck Van province on Sunday afternoon with a magnitude of 7.2. The crisis centre had said on Wednesday night the death toll was at 481. (Reuters)


Note: I heard that Israel, who is being denied housing for their own people by Arabs tearing them down and American President forbidding them to build...Yet Israel sent I think eight pre-built shelters and hundreds of comforters and warm clothing. They were not allowed to provide doctors, expert help, or medicine.
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Barak: Arab spring opens door to radical Islamists.

Published: 10.26.11/Israel News

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 97,00.html


Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that "the Arab spring gives expression to the will of the people, but also opens the door to radical Islamist elements that threaten the stability of the entire region."

Speaking at a graduation ceremony of an IDF officers course, Barak added: "Our hands are always extended to peace, but we will not always be answered." (Ilana Curiel)

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340 ... 53,00.html
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote in an official letter sent to all foreign delegations in Israel that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his administration used Israel's rigid image abroad in order to de-legitimize it.

Even Yasser Arafat never demanded such a thing, he wrote in reference to the Palestinian demand to freeze construction in Jerusalem and the settlements as a pre-condition to negotiations. (Ronen Medzini)

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We are reminded as we read the stories of current events in Israel, the Middle East, and the United Nations that...

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"The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?
I, the LORD, search the heart,
I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings." (Jeremiah 17:9 NKJV)


One of the greatest deceptions and wickedness of late is the growing tide of anti-Semitism across the world. It is growing in America. Although most of the major news media downplay this, the Occupy Wall Street movement is strongly anti-Semitic, linking all bank fraud with Jews. This dangerous movement, which our President, Nancy Pelosi, and many other liberals support, is promoting hatred of Israel and Jews.

What does God say we as Christians should feel toward our Jewish brothers? Hatred? No! Judgmentalism? No! Love and care? Yes!

Jesus Himself said that a way we can show love for Him personally is to love His brethren. I know that the interpretation of who Jesus meant as His brethren is usually taken to mean impoverished and hungry humanity, or the suffering Christians. It could be that is all Jesus meant. But He was talking about Jews, here, and to mostly Jewish believers in Messiah. The scribes and Pharisees were not the "least of Jesus' brethren." Truly, most who trusted in Christ were the "least" among the social and religious classes.

I think there is no way we can in good conscience forget to care for the poor and humble among the Jewish people if we want to remember His "brethren."

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"And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'" (Matthew 25:40)


This Thanksgiving season, I hope you and I will remember the many poor and suffering Jews in Israel. Because of policies of our government, particularly President Obama and Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, which preventing the building of new houses or
apartments in their own land of Judea and Samaria, many Jews are again homeless and without food and medicine. Please find a ministry to help take care of Jesus' historic people, the Jews.

Remember how Jesus had a heart of compassion for His people, even though they rejected Him and He knew the destruction of their Temple and nation would result.

Here is the sadness and love that Jesus showed for Jerusalem, which I believe we should have:

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"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house [temple, as well as their religious influence through prophets, priests, kings, and sacrifices] is left to you desolate: for I say to you, you shall see me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'" (Matthew 23:37-39 NKJV)


Jesus still loves His people residing in Jerusalem and throughout Israel and the world. He has extended the invitation to the Gentiles to believe and become His own, over the past almost-two millenniums.The Jewish people have retained their unique heritage and bloodlines, amazingly, across the centuries. God has not forgotten the "apple of His eye." Now, as prophesied, Israel is back in their land, and many are coming to know their Messiah by the name of Jesus Christ. Of course, the majority there (as here) have not yet bowed the knee to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.

But it behooves us to love our Jewish brethren, apart from any political or eschatological position we may take. What is occurring in Israel, to attack and take the historic land of Judea and Samaria from the Jews and give it to Arabs is immoral. If these Jordanians in the West Bank desire a separate homeland, let it not be called "Palestine," the Roman name given to the Jews, as well as name on maps from that time forward referring to Israel. Of course, this viewpoint is being ignored by those who have a cursory interest and those who advance the efforts of the Muslim Brotherhood and their terrorist groups.

But please be aware of what our news media and this administration would hide from us about the whole Occupy Wall Street movement. It is filled with anti-Semitic sentiment.

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I know there are those who criticize pro-Israel conservatives of being unbalanced and extreme. How anti-semitic are the Occupy Wall Street protests? I am sure that many if not most are not there for the express reason of showing hatred to Jewish people. In fact, some of the protestors are Jewish. But that is not so surprising, since all but one of the Jewish members of Congress are liberal Democrats.

But the main point is: Why are those anti-Semitic signs and demonstrations not being condemned?

In the interest of fairness and another POV, I checked out a couple of websites, one liberal Jewish and the one that is clearly pro-Arab, pro-Palestine statehood.

The first is called the New Jewish Resistance, and it claims to be BOTH pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian. Its mission is "fighting Zionism and Anti-Semitism, Defending Pan-Semitic Unity."

The second is clearly pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel.

Right now, I want to get ready to watch the Huckabee show, so I will have to post more later.

The official Huckabee position is to defend the freedom of the Jewish people to have sovereignty over their entire state, including Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem. And to be a strong friend and ally to defend freedom and security issues affecting Israel and the U. S.

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In the interest of fairness and another POV, I checked out a couple of websites, one liberal Jewish and the one that is clearly pro-Arab, pro-Palestine statehood.

The first is called the New Jewish Resistance, and it claims to be BOTH pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian. Its mission is "fighting Zionism and Anti-Semitism, Defending Pan-Semitic Unity."

The second is clearly pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel.


I am trying to be fair-minded, yet clearly pro-Israel for many reasons stated on this thread. But to keep my promise above, as well as to try to understand the opposition, I am trying to study their POV (point of view) at least a little.

1. The BDS Movement

~ is a "Palestinian movement" that is trying to establish an Arab state in Israel.
~ formed the BNC (stands for the BDS National Committee), "the largest Palestinian civil society"
~ is opposing the "settlement" (note that the Arab opponents of Jews in Israel claim that Jews have no right to occupy or settle in their own land!)

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Israel’s illegal [sic] Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR) project, which explicitly aims to “Judaize Jerusalem,” according to official Israeli statements, by cementing Israel’s hold on the illegal [sic] colonial [?] settlements built on occupied Palestinian land in and around Jerusalem. Since then, Veolia has lost more than $12B worth of contracts following...


The above paragraph tells us a lot. Arabs in the West Bank feel that this is their land, because they occupied it for a time, some of them, along with Jews that remained in the land of Israel over the centuries. The Islamic rule (Ottoman Empire) was overturned in World War I, when the allied forces defeated the Muslim caliphate (in Turkey, etc.) in the Middle East. The British forces as victors under a Mandate gave to Jews their historic land, along with present day Jordan. Later, through various agreements, that land area was reduced. The British, however, allowed only about 50,000 Jews to return each year, not enough to establish a strong state.

After WWII, the United Nations decided to grant Israel a much smaller area of land, and that is why there are the disagreements. Israel, unlike our nation, is never sure of its borders because the world wants to shift and change and have power over their people. Many peoples of the world, including the so-called Palestinians, want to deny them the right to exist by squeezing their land into smaller and smaller areas, which will be indefensible. The Arabs hope thus to destroy Israel as a nation. Many terrorists, like Hitler, would like to wipe all Jews from the face of the earth.

The BDS is one group advocating a Judenrein (no Jews allowed) state for Arabs. They want to exclude, drive out or kill, all Jews in Judea and Samaria. And they have campaigned and feel successful in their effort to prevent the Jews in Israel from building their railroad.

Note that the world is mostly against the Jewish state. We could ponder why, when they try to make peace, even by giving up their borders so often. Even while being attacked by missiles and bombers and not retaliating. Tragically, our President's statements are more in line with the goals of the Palestinian groups than with Netanyahu and the Jewish people. America needs a good spokesman at the top, as President, to explain the need to protect Israel. Not one who apologizes for her existence.

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BDS Victory: Alstom loses Saudi Haramain Railway contract worth $10B
http://www.bdsmovement.net/2011/alstom- ... qyHPrLuSzY

Posted on October 27, 2011 by Palestinian BDS National Committee

...The decision is in line with a decision adopted by consensus at the Arab Summit held in Khartoum in 2006 which condemned in the JLR project and called on “the two French companies [Alstom and Veolia] to immediately withdraw from the project,” and demanding that punitive measures be taken against them “if they don’t comply...”


The Arab Summit is behind this, and they will try to punish anyone who wants Israel to succeed as a nation. This is just one of the many ways the Arabs are trying to use Palestinian statehood as a means to control the entire Middle East and bring in a Muslim caliphate, with Sharia law, into power over the world.

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Each day I try to read and post some of the news about Israel. Changes and threats of great import happen in a day in the Middle East and in the United Nations.

I am mindful that there are many more capable experts on the history of Israel, both spiritual and the secular, than me. But it is my desire to support Israel, as well as to be sensitive to the political situation in the rest of the world, that keeps me wanting to stay current as well as to learn the historical perspectives of both sides.

Yesterday, I spent several hours reading historical background on the modern state of Israel to get the perspective of other nations, as well as to learn of the struggle for Jews to occupy their ancestral homeland. It is a fascinating, often troubling history of persecution that involves world leaders and foes trying to divide, direct, or destroy the Jewish people and their land for no reason. The Bible has many warnings of judgment against any nation who does this.

One can see why the situation is so difficult in Israel, with two sides claiming the land and the world leaders trying to pick winners and losers. Since the early 1900's the British mandates and white papers and other dictates of the world have slowed Jewish immigration and halted their growth at times. It seems that indeed the Jews usually come out on the short end of most deals, with only God, ultimately, to defend them. Yet, He also has brought or allowed severe judgments upon them throughout the ages for not living up to their calling. They are the blessed nation and people of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, although most are still looking for a different Messiah to come.

Thank you for bearing with me. Please forgive me and correct me if I make some mistakes. Israel has become a puzzle to the world; it is a source of much disagreement. But it is also a test to those who love freedom and the people and land of the Savior's birth. We must remember the Holocaust and other pogroms and persecutions of the Jews, so that they do not happen again. For our own national security interests, we need to keep a watchful eye on the Middle East, which remains the hotbed of conflict in the world.

Here is an article from IsraelNationalNews, also known as Arutz 7. It is a more conservative, pro-Jewish publication and blog. The Haaretz source, which I use less, is more liberal, as this article mentions.

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Netanyahu in Last Minute Demolition Dilemma


Marathon meetings in Prime Minister's Office on how to reply to High Court regarding Judea, Samaria outposts.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/ ... q_bW7LuSzY

By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/1/2011, 11:52 AM

Marathon meetings have been held at the Prime Minister's Office in the last 24 hours as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu weighs his response to the High Court regarding demolition of several Jewish Judea and Samaria neighborhoods.

About 1,000 men, women and children are to lose their homes in the demolitions that have been ordered by the High Court.

According to ultra-leftist mouthpiece Haaretz, Defense Minister Ehud Barak has decided to tear down the community of Amona, which leftist NGOs claim was built on land privately owned by Arabs.

The paper says that the High Court will soon receive a formal letter from the Defense Minister saying that the community – which numbers about 50 families – will be torn down by the end of 2012.

The report adds that all 25 homes in Givat Assaf will be razed by the end of 2011, as will parts of Maaleh Rechavam, Givat HaRoeh, Givat HaDegel, Bnei Adam and Mitzpeh Yitzhar. Certain structures in Beit El will be razed by April 2012, and others in an extension of Beit El – by May of that year. Migron is expected to be felled by the end of March.


Jewish Home MK Zevulun Orlev has warned that the wave of demolitions could endanger the Netanyahu coalition. However, Orlev has been known to make similar pronouncements in past years without following up on them.


Netanyahu is in a very difficult position, as you can see. He needs to stand up for his people. It is impossible to appease the Arabs or the United Nations.

This is so tragic to me. The Jews buy the land, build on it, and yet because of international pressure, they cave in to the goals of the terrorist leaders of the Arab coalitions. This is a complicated situation, for two peoples to live together claiming ownership of the same land. Yet, this is not about the settlers or the Palestinian Christians, Jews, or Muslims living at peace together. They have often co-existed fairly well under Israeli rule. Yet Jews are treated with scorn, hatred, and destruction in Iraq, Iran, Egypt or many other nations. Since Harry Truman was President, America has stood behind Israel's defense, yet often not for their freedom and prosperity.

Ultimately, this destruction of Jewish homes is about the Arabs wanting to gain control of the Middle East and putting Sharia law into place. They want to revive the Ottoman Empire, or the caliphate. But they have been effectively selling anti-Zionism to the world body called the United Nations.

The American Congress must come to the aid of Israel, our ally. We must object when our President and Secretary of State remain quiet when Jews are forced to tear down much-needed housing. The fact that this administration has taken the side of the Arabs and excoriates Netanyahu for building much-needed homes for Jewish families has added to instability for Israel. It has encouraged the Arab Spring, and the growth in power of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch...(aka the UN security council), another attempt by Hamas leaders for Palestinian statehood.

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PA is making final efforts to gain support for its UN bid ahead of Security Council vote; Ramallah reportedly to ask Hamas to hold elections

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4137096,00.html
AP and Elior Levy
Published: 10.20.11, 23:21 / Israel News


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intends to ask Hamas to hold elections in the Palestinian Authority in January, Abbas' spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said on Thursday.

In an interview with Time Magazine, Abu Rudeina said that Abbas and Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal are scheduled to meet in the beginning of November to discuss the proposal.

Meanwhile, Palestinian diplomats are trying to muster support for a UN Security Council vote in New York on November 11 on their bid for membership in the global body.

UN diplomats said earlier this week that a Security Council committee considering the membership bid would deliver a report on that day, and that ambassadors would then decide on the next steps.

Palestinians and their allies would need to get the backing of nine of the Security Council's 15 members to request a vote, the same number required to approve a resolution. But the Security Council's five permanent members – Britain, China, France, Russia and the US – each have veto power.


The US, Israel's closest ally, has pledged to use its veto if a majority back Palestinian membership.

"We still have time until November 11, so there is a lot of efforts pushing certain countries to voting in favor," Palestinian envoy to the UN in Geneva, Ibrahim Khraishi, told AP.

Khraishi said "several parties are working" to secure the votes, but declined to elaborate. "Personally, I think that we will succeed to get the nine," he added.



Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivered the Palestinian application on September 23. Hours later, the Quartet of Mideast mediators – the US, UN, EU and Russia – called for a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in a month, with the goal of a peace agreement by the end of 2012.

The Israelis and Palestinians are scheduled to meet separately with the Quartet on Tuesday.

Also on Thursday, the UN investigator for the Palestinian territories has urged increased protection for children in those areas, and better guidelines for minors arrested by Israeli military officials.



Richard Falk, the UN special rapporteur for the territories, told the General Assembly Thursday that "long-term occupation" has dramatic effects on the health and well-being of children.

The American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University said he's especially concerned about reports of violence against Palestinian children during arrest and detention procedures by Israeli military authorities.

Falk noted the number of minors held has risen in recent years mostly because of allegations of stone-throwing.


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US threatens to pull UN's Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's $70M funding if it accepts PA's request for full membership despite objections

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4140708,00.html
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Published: 10.28.11, 23:06 / Israel News

The United Nations' Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization is facing crisis over its pending vote on the Palestinian Authority's requests to become a full member.

The US and Europe announced Friday that they are stepping up diplomatic efforts to avoid a UNESCO debacle that could see the UN body lose tens of millions of dollars in funding if its members vote in favor of the Palestinian bid.

The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization convened in New York on Tuesday for its general assembly, where it is set to vote on the Palestinian status request. But while as a permanent UN Security Council member the US has veto power – no one has a veto at UNESCO, where a two-thirds majority of its 193 voting members suffices.

Arab states braved intense US and French diplomatic pressure to bring the motion before UNESCO's Executive Committee, which passed it with a vote of 40 to four, with 14 abstentions. The four nay votes came from the US, Germany, Romania and Latvia, while the majority of EU nations abstained.

The PA currently has observer status at UNESCO and Palestinian officials claim that Ramallah would have "no problem" garnering the required votes to become a full member.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki is to address the assembly ahead of the vote, which has been set for Monday.

Flexing monetary muscles

Should UNESCO pass the PA's motion, the move would spark a crisis between Washington and the UN body, which the US. Washington boycotted UNESCO between 1984 and 2003, over what the State Department calls "growing disparity between US foreign policy and UNESCO goals."

There are currently two acts in the US which laws ban the financing of any United Nations organization that accepts Palestine as a full member, meaning a favorable UNESCO vote would cause it to lose its US funding – $70 million – which makes up 22% of its annual budget.

US State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that should UNESCO forge ahead with the vote it would see "serious repercussions… We've made the point that there are very clear red lines in US legislation,” Nuland said.


"There's no chance that a Republican-controlled Congress is going to amend that legislation," a diplomatic source at UNESCO said.



US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who called UNESCO's moves towards accepting Palestine
as a full member "confusing" and "inexplicable", has tasked Middle East envoy David Hale with

negotiating a way out of the impasse.

US ambassador to UNESCO David Killion has said that "granting the Palestinians full membership now in a specialized agency such as UNESCO is premature" and several European countries, including France, agree.

The European nations, on their part, want to convince the Palestinians to be satisfied with joining three UNESCO conventions, including on World Heritage, which is possible for a non-member state.

Such a move would allow the Palestinians to submit requests for recognition of potential World Heritage sites, including those in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


PA petition cross-grained

The Palestinians, however, are refusing to relent on their demand to join UNESCO, despite the mounting opposition to it: "Joining the conventions won't be enough for the Palestinians. There has to be something more," a UNESCO source said.

"The key is finding a solution that does not divide UNESCO, allows it to keep functioning and takes the Palestinians' desires into account," he added.

Still, the Palestinian Maan news agency quoted Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki as saying that the UNESCO vote was a "small battle leading to the big battle in the Security Council." The UN Security Council is set to debate the Palestinian membership bid in mid November.

"We are working hard to counter American pressure on poor countries to discourage them from voting for us”, al-Malki said.

UNESCO is the first official UN body the Palestinian Authority has sought to join since applying for full membership of the United Nations.

The UNESCO Charter enables it to accept such motions regardless of their UN status.



AFP and news agencies contributed to this report

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I had not heard of the marches being planned on Jerusalem, at least not the one the Indian activist is planning. Much as I would love to travel to Jerusalem, November or March may not be a good time. I wonder if the President and Congress are aware of these destabilizing events. We hear little of their concerns in the news. This is a subject that should be covered in the Presidential debates, as well. Which candidate will stand in support of Israel?

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An Indian activist is planning a "caravan" that would bring hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people here to 'liberate Jerusalem.'

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149374#.TrKCB7LuSzY
By David Lev
First Publish: 11/3/2011, 11:50 AM

Israeli security officials are keeping a wary eye out on several groups that are planning mass marches on Jerusalem. One march is scheduled for November 25, and is being organized by the group that tried to conduct a mass march to Jerusalem last September.

This time, however, organizers – and Israeli security officials – believe that the group may attract larger numbers. The group is set out from three locations – Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon – on November 25, with the objective of reaching Jerusalem on November 29, the anniversary of the adoption of the UN partition plan for Mandatory Palestine. Officials said that the group was encouraged by the recent attempt – and temporary success – of Syrian Druze who “invaded” the Golan Heights for several hours, tearing down a border fence to enter the country. Several sources claimed that some of the Syrian Druze were able to enter the interior of Israel, with several claiming to have reached Tel Aviv.

But even more worrisome is another march scheduled for March 2012, Israeli officials said. That march is being organized by Indian activist Feroze Mithiborwala, who said in a recent press conference in Pakistan that the march will unite people from all over the world, and of all faiths - including Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Jews - "to participate in the march towards the Jerusalem and liberate it from the Zionists.” The march would be in the form of a “caravan” which would start from three directions – Asia, Europe, and Africa, originating in India, Turkey and Morocco respectively. The caravans would stop in all the countries on the way and pick up more participants. The objective is to gather hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people at the borders of Israel who would simply push their way through, reaching Jerusalem and “liberating” it.

A group helping to organize the March event, the International Committee of the Global March towards Al-Quds, said in a statement this week that “since the Zionist occupation of 78% of Palestine in 1948, and the subsequent occupation of Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine in 1967, we have witnessed growing efforts to Judaize Jerusalem and colonize Palestine. These crimes against humanity are done under the political protection and full support of successive American administrations and enforced by its veto at the United Nations.

“Jerusalem and all of Palestine need to be liberated, redeemed and restored as a land of freedom and coexistence by people of the world from all religious and cultural backgrounds. As part of this movement and at the invitation of Palestinians, we decided to organize a Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) aimed at raising awareness of the mortal threat to Jerusalem and all of Palestine by the hands of Zionists and helping us move closer to the day of freedom.”

Mithiborwala is the head of Indian radical political group Awami Bharat, which bills itself as conducting “an international struggle against imperialism, Zionism, and Brahmanism


Anyone supposing that Israel and the U.S. are not endangered by the globalism being spread at the hands of Muslim terrorists should be awakened by this news.

In a Ronald Reagan administration, these thugs would have been held at bay. Israel would have been protected. Instead, Obama has foolishly promoted such uprisings for "democracy." This has become a code word for extremists who want to overthrow governments. As is happening with other "Arab Spring" marches, demonstrations, and movements, (and even the Occupy Wall Street movement here) the result is not freedom but radicalization. The result in some of these countries is a takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood and a loss of religious freedom for all and especially for women. Their goal is to institute Sharia law.

Please remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. While Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving and the religious freedoms we enjoy, Islamic terrorists and other radicals will be fomenting more trouble in the Middle East. Also, we need to pray for President Obama to come out more forcefully in defense of our best ally, Israel.

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I think it is important to include stories of increased attacks on Jews who want to pray at the tombs of their patriarchs. Many friends of Israel are concerned that the Arabs of the Palestinian area may NOT protect these ancient sites. They also are trying to wound or kill Jews who come there to pray. Rachel's tomb and Joseph's tomb are also threatened by the Palestinian Arabs.

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PA Arabs pelt Jewish worshiper with heavy stones, leaving him in moderate condition.
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By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 11/4/2011, 9:03 AM

A group of Jews who sought to pray at the tomb of Joshua (Kever Yehoshua) on Thursday night became the victims of an attempted terrorist killing when local Palestinian Authority Arabs noticed their presence. A group of PA men pelted them with heavy stones, leaving one worshiper in moderate condition.

The worshipers had hoped to enter the tomb unnoticed.

IDF troops searched the area of the tomb for the attackers, but have not yet arrested suspects. Military sources noted that the Jews who came under attack had entered the tomb, located near the city of Ariel in Samaria “without coordinating with security forces, in a manner that endangered their lives.”

A similar incident took place near the biblical city of Shechem, where 18 Jews attempted to enter Joseph's Tomb on Thursday for midnight prayers without coordinating with authorities. That group, too, was noticed and attacked by PA Arabs, but managed to escape without injury.


The issue of access to tombs in Samaria has long caused arguments between IDF commanders and some local Jews. The former say Jews must coordinate their prayers at Samaria holy sites with the military, and that to do otherwise is dangerous and irresponsible.

The latter argue that the IDF provides access to holy sites only on rare occasions, and only for small groups – leaving clandestine, unauthorized trips the only chance some have to pray freely at the graves of Israel’s fallen forefathers.


These are uniquely Jewish holy sites. These leaders--Joshua, Joseph, and Rachel--are in the lineage of the Jews, not the Arabs. It makes sense that the Jewish people should be the caretakers of these tombs and have unfettered access to their holy sites.

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My apologies for not posting for several days. I have been taking several days off to help my daughter who is expecting and have been away from my computer. But the Jewish people and the Israeli government have no break in the constant vigilance it takes to remain alive and free.

Are the Jewish people perfect? Is their government always right? Of course not. But as the following article shows, the Arabs who freely enjoy the wealth and opportunity that Jewish business and government provide are not willing to extend any such welcome to Jews. Their terrorist leaders love to make political hay through the use of protests and untruthful propaganda to get world opinion on their side and to make the Jews and Israel appear the bad guys. Wasn't there a biblical example of this in the "scapegoat" sacrifice under Mosaic law? All the sins were placed on this one little goat and it was let loose to wander alone in the wilderness. The sins of the world have been in reality placed upon that one Jew who fulfilled the Law perfectly. Upon Jesus Christ, Son of God, were placed the sins of all of us.

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Who Are the Real Victims of 'Apartheid' in Judea and Samaria?
PA Arabs will attempt to conduct a "freedom ride" on Israeli buses in Yesha next week, but the true victims of Yesha apartheid are the Jews.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149612#.Tru2ubLuSzY
By David Lev
First Publish: 11/10/2011, 12:51 PM

In another attempt to besmirch Israel, PA Arabs and international anarchists plan a new form of “protest” next week – a mass attempt by PA Arabs to ride Israeli buses traveling through Judea and Samaria.

Arabs have long claimed that Israel is running an “apartheid” system in Yesha, with separate and unequal facilities for Jews and Arabs. Earlier this week, a South African tribunal declared that Israel “subjects the Palestinians to institutionalized regime of domination, mounting to apartheid.”


Technically, PA Arabs are allowed to travel on Israeli buses plying routes in Yesha, although they are not allowed to enter Israeli towns and villages considered part of Area C, under Israeli security and political authority. Israelis, it should be noted, are not allowed to enter Arab communities in Area A, under the PA's political and security control, and few, if any, Israeli civilians enter Area B villages (under PA political administration but Israeli security control). As a result, over 90% of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) is off limit to Jews.

Nevertheless, PA Arabs and anarchist activists are demanding that they be allowed to travel freely anywhere they want in Yesha, and next week they will attempt to board buses and travel to Jerusalem. The organization behind the protest did not reveal how many activists would participate and where they would attempt to board the buses, but Israeli officials speculated that the protest would take place in the Ramallah area.

One protester told Israeli reporters that they realized that the effort was unlikely to succeed, and that the chances were high they would not be allowed on the buses at all. Nevertheless, he said, they wanted to “create a provocation so that we can reveal what is really going on here. This is reality, and those who want to can call it a provocation.”

The protester said that the action was designed to recall the “Freedom Rider” protests of the 1950s and 60s, in which Black passengers insisted that they would ride on buses and in sections of buses reserved for whites. The most famous Freedom Rider was Rosa Parks (who actually predates the movement) who in 1955 refused to move to the back of a bus in 1955.

However, Israeli observers said that the analogy was not quite accurate. “If anything, it's the Jews who are victims of apartheid. None of us would even consider riding an Arab bus or even entering an Arab town, for fear we wouldn't come out alive. Such things have happened before. And 90% of the roads in Yesha are off limits to us, because we would be stoned and shot at if we rode on them.

“Meanwhile, Arabs freely move around in Israeli cities – in places like Kfar Sava and Ra'anana, there are often more Arabs than Jews in the malls and shops. And Arabs never have a problem even when they come into a Jewish town in Yesha to work. Can you even imagine what would happen if a Jewish plumber dared to take on a job in the Arab section of Hevron?”


Double standards, for certain! Please pray for the beleaguered people of Israel and throughout much of the world--the Jews. The people of Jesus' birth are indeed shot at and stoned in any areas not under the protectorate of the Israeli government. Like Gov. Huckabee has said, the Jewish people should have free access to their own country. If they were free to have control of their borders and land, there would be freedom for all, Palestinian Arabs, Christians, and Jews. But under the unnatural conditions where the world body (United Nations) forces concession and where U.S. administrations pressure them to cave, their hands are tied. Their own freedom and security is jeopardized because the nations of the world deny them these rights of self-governance.

Rosa Parks the Arabs are not. Peaceful protestors for a righteous cause? No. But please pray that the press this protest may receive may not be turned against Israel. We can play an important role in opposing terrorism and hatred by spreading the truth and defending Israel.

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I fully believe that, while not all of those taking part in the protests called Occupy Wall Street (or other similar "occupy" movements) are anti-Semitic, at its core there is much of this element. Investigation points to the shadowy organizers of this movement having links to George Soros and some of the 200-plus leftist organizations he largely funds, like Media Matters and some labor unions. We need to speak out against the prejudice and hatred against Jews that is again proliferating in the world and is being encouraged by powerful, well-funded forces.

Our President's voice is silent in stopping anti-Semitism. He speaks in support of the OWS protests. He could have a powerful pulpit to change public opinion and the hearts of leaders across the world by defending Israel and speaking out against anti-Semitism, as surely as he does against racism. Yet, his dislike of Israel's Netanyahu is obvious. His half-hearted support of Israel's defense is also.

The Holocaust was real, but it has been largely forgotten by this generation. Millions of Christians, Jews, gypsies, handicapped, etc. were slaughtered during that horrible time preceding and during World War II, through Hitler's Third Reich. Many Christians at that time were unaware or disbelieving and let it happen. I pray we will not let this happen again. But, I wonder, are our state-run schools effectively teaching this history any longer?

The current leaders of pogroms against Israel and Jews are fed by Muslim terrorists. As Jesus promised, there would be a natural abhorrence of Christians for His sake, as well as Jews. Those who resist Him and hate Him will hate His people. Unfortunately, many liberal Jews also seem to hate their own country and join in the rants against Israel, because they love liberalism more.

The propaganda war of spreading lies and misinformation about Jews is succeeding, as this article about growing anti-Semitism in Italy shows.

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Op-Eds: The Italian Anti-Semitism Report
Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:25 PM
Forget la dolce vita, even though Italy and Israel have held joint air drills recently.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10810#.TrvFFrLuSzY

by Giulio Meotti

In October 2009 Italian Parliament voted to commission a study of anti-Semitism in the country.

Now the committee’s report has been released, and its findings are well worth attending to.

Another study recently published by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, a think-tank affiliated with Germany’s Social Democratic Party confirms the high levels of anti-Semitism in Italy.

Fully 22% of Italians between the ages of 18 and 29 are hostile to Jews, and the figure is even higher among males in northern Italy.

One-fourth of Italians surveyed agreed with the statement: “Considering Israel’s policy, I can understand why people do not like Jews”.

One-third of Italians regard Jews as “not very nice,” and one-fourth don’t consider them “fully Italian”.

Among Italians between the ages of 18 and 34, 22% are anti-Semitic, even though 71% of them “had never had any direct contact with Jews”.

In recent years, Italy witnessed a horrible wave of attacks on Israel and the Jews. The city of Turin hosted a “cultural festival” where the image of Shimon Peres was used as a shoe-throwing target. For one euro, the students had the chance to hit the face of Israel’s president, who was fitted with a Nazi-style Jewish nose.

Jewish politicians, journalists and jurists have been named on a hit-list as “slaves of the Jewish mafia” by a website Holywar.org, illustrated by pictures of handcuffs made in the shape of a Magen David. The author of this article is also listed in that black list.

In July 2011 a website called for the “blacklisting” of more than 160 Jewish professors who teach at Italian universities.

Violent attacks on the Jews are also on the rise. On the day of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Rome last June, an elderly Jewish man, Raffi Cohen, was found stabbed to death in the doorway of his home in Rome’s Nomentano quarter.

An Israeli student at the University of Genoa has been harassed and threatened with death by Muslim students shouting at him “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great) and “Itbach el Yahud” (slaughter the Jews.) Another Israeli student at the University of Turin, Amit Peer, confessed that “the Jews here are hiding their own identity because they risk becoming a target”.

Israeli attaché Shai Cohen was prevented from speaking at Pisa University after a violent attack by students, who called out “butcher, fascist, assassin.” The Israeli ambassador, Ehud Gol, fled Florence University after a similar “protest.”

Last year, a large group of public figures from across the political spectrum signed a petition titled “Hands Off Iran” which referred to the “so-called Holocaust” and argued that “international democracy is violated by Israel in the name of a racist biblical right”.

Demonization of the Jews is spreading in the newspapers. Leftist daily “Il Manifesto” published a caricature of a Jewish candidate for parliament, Fiamma Nirenstein, with Fascist insignia, a campaign button and a Star of David. L’Unità, the newspaper of the liberal Democratic Party, published an interview with anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, where she claimed that Israel is a world leader in organ trafficking. Some mainstream newspapers accepted to run an ad by Ucoii, the largest Islamic organization in Italy, entitled “Nazi Bloodshed Yesterday, Israeli Bloodshed Today.”

An Italian court ruled that the Nazification of Israel came under “freedom of expression” and was not a case of incitement to hatred. Meanwhile, the Riccione city council sponsored a meeting against “the militarism of Israel,” explaining that “Israeli governments don’t represent the Jewish people”.

In the Italian newspaper world, not being anti-Israel is highly costly.

The Coop and Conad, two of the largest supermarket chains, for some weeks removed Israeli products from their shelves in the name of a boycott of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria. Flaica, a trade union with 8,000 members working in large-scale retail, promoted the boycott of “all Rome shops managed by Jews” and drew up lists of Jewish-owned shops to be avoided, because of “what is happening in Gaza”.

In Rome, a new pro-Hamas Freedom Flotilla has been presented last summer in the official buildings of the Professional Order of the Journalists, a body financed by the Italian government. Some members of Turkish terror group IHH were also on hand.

Antisemitism is fashionable among intellectuals, journalists and academicians. The phenomenon goes back to Giorgio Forattini, Italy’s leading political cartoonist, who in a 1982’s caricature showed a suited Menachem Begin dead, hanging from a cedar of Lebanon with twenty coins falling off his body. The reference is to Judas Iscariot’s thirty shekels.

Actress Sabina Guzzanti attacked the “Jewish race” in a primetime television program.

Literary guru Alberto Asor Rosa wrote in a book on the transformation of the Jews from “a persecuted race” to “a warrior persecutor race.”

Renowned leftist philosopher Gianni Vattimo
declared that he had “re-evaluated” “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and now felt they largely reflect the truth about the Jews.

Pro-Palestinian groups just recently marched into the ghetto, shouting “Fascist” and “Assassins” to the Jews, some of them Holocaust survivors.

Italy is no more la dolce vita. The street that I walk on every day is close to Rome’s largest synagogue and Jewish school. The temple looks like a military outpost: private guards, metal detectors, cameras and policemen at every corner. Whene there is a religious ceremony, the police always close the entire neighbourhood. All school windows are covered with iron grates against the throwing of firebombs.

I saw the same in the Jewish homes of Hebron and in the schools of Sderot.

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The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.
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This nation and the world desperately needs a leader like Gov. Mike Huckabee would be as President, who supports Israel and would understand the need to stop the spread of Jihadist militant anti-Semitism. Pray. Please also support conservative, pro-Israel candidates that Gov. Huckabee supports, through the HuckPAC! Since Gov. Huckabee is not running for President, it is even more important that we retain a Republican, conservative majority in the U.S. House, and that we elect a 60-plus majority in the Senate.

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Wow. I had no idea this was happening. I doubt the majority of the rest of the civilized world does either. :(


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Wow. I had no idea this was happening. I doubt the majority of the rest of the civilized world does either. :(


Unfortunately, I believe you are correct in saying that the civilized world knows virtually nothing of what is happening, both in Israel and elsewhere to the Jewish people. There is really no justification for the hatred against the historic people of God.

Hidden beneath the news events and stories of religious zealotry is an unseen spiritual battle of the ages. Before creation itself, Satan as an angel in heaven rebelled against God and took a third of angels with him into his demonic kingdom. Later, God created Adam and Eve, giving them the opportunity to make the right choice and to obey Him fully. However, they listened to Satan, who tempted them to disobey God's voice; they ate of the forbidden fruit and thus fell from perfection to sinfulness. While death and disease entered the human race, God also promised forgiveness, life, and redemption to be provided through the "seed of the woman." Centuries later, that "seed" came in the person of Jesus Christ, born of a virgin.

Throughout history, Satan has always tried to destroy the lineage of the Messiah (the Semitic peoples--descendants of Shem--and more particularly, the descendants of Eber, from whom we derive the name "Hebrew"). He still works at trying to destroy the Gospel and the people through whom God, the Father sent His son, Jesus. The battles against the Jews, including pogroms, expulsions, enslavement, killings, and anti-Semitism in general result from Satan's war on the people of Jesus' birth. He likewise tries to destroy the Christians, who are grafted into the lineage of Christ Jesus through faith.

It is easy to see the effects of evil around us. The Enemy uses every means to turn mankind from the true God and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Of course, the Bible declares ultimate victory for the Lord Jesus Christ and the setting free of those who choose to find life and salvation in Him. The resurrected Christ, Who is now in heaven at the Father's right hand, will come again to judge the living and dead and then reign in righteousness.

As we see an increase in the activity of forces of darkness, hatred, and death against the peoples of the world increase in intensity, many Christians see the prophetic culmination of history on the earth as we know it is near. With the writer of Revelation many are crying out, "Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus."

As the family of Jesus' birth, the Jews deserve to be respected and loved, not hated and destroyed by most of the nations and peoples. The purposes of the Evil One are effectively stirring up hatred while blinding the spiritual eyesight of earthlings, all in an effort to defeat and destroy Jesus Christ. The battle between good and evil is relentless and reaching fever pitch. But the good news is that Satan will be destroyed in the end. We know who wins the ultimate battle.

Freedom-loving Americans, with our Christian founding and western culture, must become more aware of what is happening in Israel and across the world. That is what I am attempting to encourage here. It is amazing how ill-informed most of us are, including myself. We should be alarmed by the rising tide of anti-Semitism that is accompanying the advance of militant Islam and atheistic forces in countries across the world. We hold a fragile treasure in our nation, which is often attacked: the value of personal life and the freedom to worship the Lord that comes from our Judeo/Christian ethic.

While few newspapers or television stories highlight Jewish news, stories like the following one highlight the frequent and increasing attacks against Jewish properties, lives, and homes.

Why? It seems that the influence of this administration favoring shrinking Jewish Israel has been effective. As President, Obama has consistently sent the message that it is all right to steal homes and property from the Jews in Judea and Samaria to please terrorist leaders of a so-called Palestinian state. Formerly, our Presidents at least realized that Yassar Arafat was the enemy of Israel and this nation. Yet, Obama's policy speech on Israel earlier this year demonstrated a lack of criticism against terrorist Arab leaders bent on violence against Jews. His attitude toward PM Netanyahu is obviously barely civil.

I find particularly troubling attacks on Jewish holy and archaeological sites. Do Christians not realize that these are also the cultural property of Christians across the world? We must see that these sites are protected. Islamic extremists are behind most of the latest hatred and destruction of Jewish property. This is a spiritual battle as much an ethnic or tribal one. This makes a human solution to the problem of statehood in Israel especially difficult. I believe those enemies trying to destroy the Jews see it as a spiritual battle and obligation, also. Terrorist leaders proclaim this as a spiritual battle each time they say they are fighting Jews or Christians for the "glory of Allah,' as they daily commit acts of terror in his name. Most in the west, with our more peaceful, tolerant mindset, have no idea that losing this battle of east vs. west could mean the destruction of our own religious freedom and, ultimately, life.


With shame, as Americans, we must admit that this administration is the cause of much needless destruction of Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. As this article points out, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have pressured Israeli PM Netanyahu into destroying his own people's property to appease the Arabs. Never mind that Israel is the best ally we have in an area that is crucial to our own survival--the Middle East.

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Op-Ed: MUST READ: Destroy the Outposts and You Will See
Published: Friday, November 11, 2011 12:40 PM
Compared to the hell of terror in Sderot, Ashdod, Beersheba, Ashkelon and others near Gaza, the Jewish communities of Samaria look like a bit of paradise, despite terror threats, because they contribute significantly to the IDF’s control of the area.

by Giulio Meotti


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled this week he plans to dismantle the "unauthorized" Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria.

Such a move could mark the largest evacuation of settlers since the 2005 Gaza withdrawal: about 4,000 Jews live in hilltop outposts erected without a government decision in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

After 1967, regaining sovereignty over historic heartland was seen by some as a divine gift, while others saw it as a burden.

The problem is that the legal rights of Jews to live in these areas have never been evaluated. With few exceptions, most of the outposts are built on state, purchased, or unclaimed lands. No Arabs were displaced by virtue of the Six Day War and Jews who moved to Judea, Samaria, and Gaza did so voluntarily, in some cases to property which was lost during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948-49, or before, as a result of Arab pogroms.

The most unfortunate aspect of the Talia Sasson Report, a so-called legal basis for the outpost’ removal, is its attempt to turn Jewish settlement into a criminal illegal mafia. But even that report shows that “illegal” outposts have been part of a national, bipartisan effort supported by every Israeli party, excluding Meretz.

No secret deals or corruption were part of the outposts' construction, banks loaned mortgages, citizens paid taxes and services were provided.

But does that make the Jewish presence “legal”? No.

Today sovereignty in Judea and Samaria resides only with the IDF: Jews were allowed to build and the army provided them with security.

But does that make them “legal”? No.

So who gives them that right? Does it make a difference? Gush Katif was “legal” too, but the government destroyed it all, despite the fact that no official had the moral or legal right to tell the settlers what to do with their private splendid homes and flourishing greenhouses they had owned for 30 years.

So will even the large settlement blocs, which Mr. Netanyahu promised to preserve, really survive?

The army and the government have perhaps forgotten that many outposts were necessary for security to protect the core settlements and roads. Some outposts were constructed at dangerous junctions in the West Bank where terror attacks had occurred. Many of them were built with government support to the combined tune of more than NIS 70 million.

The Migron outpost, now threatened for destruction, was built with military assistance because of its strategic location overlooking a main road. Nobody likes to say it, but Migron saved the IDF from having to be deployed there. Settlements and outposts are the forward defense line of the coastal plain and Jerusalem.

Compared to the hell of terror in Sderot, Ashdod, Beersheba, Ashkelon and the other communities located in the area near Gaza, the Jewish communities of Samaria look like a bit of paradise, despite the threat of terror.

It's because those communities continue to develop and contribute significantly to the IDF’s control of the area. In consequence, the Arabs there don’t dare attack as they do daily in Gaza.


Obama’s de-legitimization of Jerusalem’s post-1967 neighborhoods (Neveh Yaakov, Ramot Eshkol, French Hill, Pisgat Ze’ev or East Talpiot) is the American version of the Sasson’s report for the outposts.

Barack Obama made it clear that there is no difference between outposts, settlements and towns inside pre-1967 Israel. Obama claims that even Har Homa and Gilo are “illegal” Jewish enclaves. Obama’s de-legitimization of Jerusalem’s post-1967 neighborhoods (Neveh Yaakov, Ramot Eshkol, French Hill, Pisgat Ze’ev or East Talpiot) is the American version of the Sasson’s report for the outposts.

These neighborhoods, which house about one-third of Jerusalem’s population, protect the city.

The neighborhood of Ramot serves as a buffer to the north; Mount Scopus, French Hill, Ramat Eshkol, and Sanhedria protect Jerusalem’s east.

To decide, as a matter of policy, not to endorse the building of Jewish homes within existing Israeli areas is the abrogation of the right of Jews to live wherever they wish in Israel.

Migron and Gilo are the two laboratories where terrorists and peaceniks sought to discover whether they could force Jews into abandoning their homes. If the Jewish homes are abandoned and/ or handed over to the Palestinians, the latter will see it as confirmation of their belief that terrorism pays off and that they are on the right road in a war that will eventually return them to Jaffa, Haifa, Zichron and Jerusalem.

"Migron: Everyone's struggle", states the placard stretched along the road from Jerusalem to the Binyamin region. Destroy the outposts and you will see the domino effect: all Israel will be in danger.

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Many of you have probably read of or heard how French President Sarkozy and US President Obama were caught in an open-mic situation, discussing dislike for Israel's PM Netanyahu. Following are two accounts. First is Gov. Mike Huckabee's thoughts he posted on Huck PAC. Also, see a more detailed account from Fox News...



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by Mike Huckabee

Last Thursday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy made comments about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to President Obama. Sarkozy, evidently not realizing that a microphone was live said "Netanyahu, I can't stand him. He's a liar." Obama's response was "You are sick of him, but I have to work with him every day."

This sure seems like a strange way for two world leaders to treat the leader of one of our most important allies. doesn't it? It's easy to joke about gossip coming from the President of the United States and the President of France, but I don't really see anything funny about the conversation.

Benjamin Netanyahu has been a stalwart friend to the American people and deserves our respect and friendship in return. President Obama's arrogance in making such a demeaning comment about him reveals much about the policy of the United States toward Israel under the Obama Administration.

It's time for President Obama to offer sincere apologies to the people of Israel and to Prime Minister Netanyahu and to make it clear to the rest of the world that America stands with Israel.

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One positive thing heard was that Obama tried to urge Sarkozy to stop the Palestinians from asking the UN for statehood.

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Sarkozy Overheard Telling Obama He 'Can't Stand' Netanyahu
Published November 08, 2011

Associated Press

PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has labored to improve French relations with Israel, said he "can't stand" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called him a liar in a chat with President Barack Obama.

The conversation between Sarkozy and Obama was overheard by reporters last week at the Group of 20 summit in southern France, via headsets that were to be used for simultaneous translation of an upcoming news conference.

In the remarks Thursday in Cannes, Sarkozy said: "Netanyahu, I can't stand him. He's a liar."

According to the French interpreter, Obama responded, "You are sick of him, but I have to work with him every day."

The journalists heard only fragments of the leaders' conversation.

Obama, whose remarks were heard via a French translation, was not heard objecting to Sarkozy's characterization of Netanyahu. Through the interpreter, Obama was heard asking Sarkozy to help persuade the Palestinians to stop their efforts to gain U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state.

Several French-speaking journalists, including one from The Associated Press, overheard the comments but did not initially report them because Sarkozy's office had asked the journalists not to turn on the headsets until the press conference began, and the comments were deemed private under French media traditions.

A French website that analyzes media coverage of current affairs, Arret sur images, reported the fragments Tuesday.

Sarkozy's office would not comment Tuesday on the remarks, or on France's relations with Israel. The White House and Netanyahu's spokesman also said they had no comment.

Since becoming president in 2007, Sarkozy has strengthened French ties with Israel while also seeking to use France's traditional good relations with Arab allies to encourage peace talks.

His latest comments reflect his increasing frustration with Netanyahu, and may complicate French efforts toward Mideast peace.

France's government has not said so officially but appears to see Netanyahu as partially responsible for the deadlock in peace talks. France has repeatedly urged Netanyahu to stop building Jewish settlements in the West Bank and come to the negotiating table, to little avail.

"I think all this must not make us lose sight of the basics -- which is to say there's not a minute to lose to continue to work on the Israeli-Palestinian issue," French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told reporters Tuesday.

"In our relationship with Israel, as with our relationship with the Palestinians, what we want is to continue to work so that things move ahead -- because they're not moving ahead," Valero said.

The overheard remarks by Sarkozy and Obama were prominently covered in Israel, where Sarkozy -- whose maternal grandfather was Jewish -- is widely perceived as a friend, in striking contrast to some of his predecessors, including Jacques Chirac, whom Sarkozy replaced in 2007.

Israel has had a fraught up-and-down relationship with France. The country was an early supporter of the Jewish state, selling it arms and planes and helping it develop a nuclear reactor. But the relationship soured under Charles de Gaulle, perceived as having abandoned Israel before the 1967 war.

"There has been improvement of the relationship since Sarkozy took over," Avi Pazner, who was Israel's ambassador to France in the 1990s, said Tuesday. "He has shown himself as a friend of the state of Israel."

In comments at the G-20 last week, Sarkozy said that if Israel's existence is threatened, "France will not stand by with arms crossed."

Netanyahu, meanwhile, is a controversial figure even at home. He is widely seen as divisive, and is regularly pilloried by the center-left opposition for preferring settlement construction in the West Bank to peace talks with a relatively moderate Palestinian leadership.

"Obama is wrong," wrote one reader on the Israeli newspaper Haaretz's web site. "We're the ones that have to deal with him every day."

The often blunt Sarkozy has shown little patience with Israeli hard-liners, and two years ago urged Netanyahu to fire his outspoken foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman. In a private meeting, Sarkozy told Netanyahu that "you must get rid of that man," according to two officials.

This September, the French leader tried to head off the Palestinians' request for membership in the United Nations with a last-minute effort to revive peace talks.

But France then surprised Washington and other observers by voting last week in favor of membership for Palestine in UNESCO, the U.N. cultural and educational agency.



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