I am off to Israel tomorrow to cover the counter jihad conference in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. How frickin excellent is that?
What better place to counter the jihad than in its number one target (DC a close second). You can follow the happenings on twitter (I am not a big twitterhead, but so what?). And Atlas will be covering it live - kicking off coverage this weekend.It was just a little over a year ago when I covered the first counter jihad conference in Brussels.
Among the speakers are Arieh Eldad MK - Knesset, Robert Spencer, Dr. Itamar Marcus - Director of Palestinian Media Watch, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes...... and the first Middle East screening of Fitna presented by Geert Wilders, MP, The Netherlands.
How hot is this>
J'lem Post: MK Arye Eldad, who is currently with the National Union-National Religious Party but has founded the new Hatikva Party, says he is planning to introduce a package of emergency "anti-Islamization legislation" in the next Knesset to "confront the enemy within and without."
The legislation would make military or civil service obligatory for both Arab and Jewish citizens, require all citizens to declare their loyalty to Israel "as a Jewish democratic state" as a condition for voting in national elections and ensure punishments are meted out for illegal construction, which is rife in the Arab sector.
"I am trying to preserve the state of Israel as a Jewish state," Eldad told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. "I'm trying to struggle against both a post-Zionist trend and the trend of 'Islamization' of some citizens of Israel, who are saying we no longer need a Jewish state and that this should be a binational state of Jews and Muslims."