Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Struggle Between Good and Evil

This story speaks for itself. The mainstream media will paint Israel in the most impossible, almost demonic light while tenderly, gingerly making love to killers and savages. But the following story really says it all;

On Thursday evening, an Israeli couple gave rides to three hitchhikers. One, disguised as a religious Jew, was a suicide bomber, who blew himself up in the car at the entrance to the community of Kedumim. Body parts were hurled dozens of feet. The car burned for an hour.

Unbowed, the International Herald Tribune cites a completely discredited, Jew hating study to prop up its antisemitic ravings here.

What is really at play here? A struggle as old as time. The struggle between good and evil. My dear, brilliant friend and soul mate, Dr. Helen, points to "the involvement in antisemitism involves probably every person through his/her family at one point or another.

What it represents is the struggle between good and evil. The traditional Jew-peaceful, studious, dedicated to procreation, family and life of worship and simplicity. He is concerned with being benevolent hence the Kosher way of killing animals-without suffering. He does not deviate from faith in God and belief that God, if he is good, will take care of him. On the other side is the trayf  - the more  likely to use physical force, have many wives, or at least does not stay with one family and may beget a few, less concern in procreation rather more concern in pleasure. Kills even for his faith or in the name of his faith. More physical than studious and much less faithful to family and religion.Inflicts pain without remorse and enjoys the disrespect for other living creatures.

Therefore for the strife between good and evil to continue and exist - the fundamental basis and core for this existence  the traditional Jew must survive. If he dies the good is gone and evil takes over the world. The struggle must continue as this is the setup and fabric of this world.

The conquering of Israel is in theory. That piece of beach holds no oil, gold, or any other valuable resources. It however, holds the Jewish people. The world knows that getting the land is meaningless, it is getting the Jew that will be the victory for the forces of evil. However, if the Jew dies they die too as their survival depends on this constant struggle because without it they will lose the meaning and purpose of their existence. And so it goes, a never ending struggle which is the very essence of life as we know it."

Hamas Foreign Minister: "I Dream of a Map without Israel"
Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas leader who is the new Palestinian top diplomat, on Saturday defended Hamas' ultimate goal of destroying Israel and founding an Islamic state. "I dream of hanging a huge map of the world on the wall at my Gaza home which does not show Israel on it," he said. "Our dream [is] to have our independent state on all historic Palestine (including Israel)." "This dream will become real one day. I'm certain of this because there is no place for the State of Israel on this land," said al-Zahar. (Xinhua-China)

Here's another analysis you should  review. Augean Stables has a remarkable post here on Anti-Semitism: Medieval, Modern and Post-Modern. He has posted the final, Post-Modern.

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Hamas Holds Israeli's Dhimmitude in Contempt

How appropriate - coming to us from Hades

Hamas: Israeli policies remain hostile

KHARTOUM, Sudan — The militant group Hamas on Wednesday dismissed Israel's election results as another face of Israeli policyHamas_terror_festival_2_2 designed to eliminate the Palestinian issue, while other Arabs warned the Jewish state about taking unilateral action.

Hamas Government Approved, Vows to Fight Israel - Nidal al-Mughrabi
"We cannot recognize Israel," Hamas' newly-approved Minister of Information, Youssef Rizka, told one cheering crowd in Gaza. "The land of Palestine is ours and not for the Jews."

What a joke.The Israelis never learn. I can't imagine what they were thinking but they have to live there and its their security that is at stake. It reeks of a Gore victory after 9/11.

I've been conversing with Doc Nancy and she writes;

The answer is that Israel is infected with the same disease (liberalism) as the US and most countries of the world. It bespoils everything it touches.

We spoke in the past of my concern for Israel's coalition government. I believeIsrael_election_results there has been a change in its structure in the last generation. It has become clear in recent years that no party leader is able to truly lead because he never has a mandate due to this. To me, this is the real story. And furthermore, by conventional wisdoms' definition, winning 29-32 seats does not a mandate make.

This is fascinating: Graphic (bottom left) shows projected results of Israel's parliamentary election.

If you collect all of the fractious right thinking votes, you get a lot more than 11 seats. The imperiled Sharon who created Kadima was responding to this coalition difficulty, but he never wanted to create a party Peres would approve of. Kadima seems to be much more leftward than he planned. Sharon and Netanyahu were on the same side for years, even competitors in their own party, that's why Bibi said we're "shattered" but the press acts like they were never on the same side. I could study this graph for hours, but I really feel they need to fix their governmental structure becaue what they need most is basically a TWO PARTY SYSTEM, a system that forces people to commit to a side and let the leader lead. THE ABOVE SORT OF LOOKS LIKE A REPEAT OF PEROT!

And lord knows without Perot there would have been no Bill Clinton - what a wonderful world it would be.

But seriously, the doc hits on the key problem. Israel needs an electoral college. Their system is broken, wherein after every election the tyranny of the minority kicks in.

Israeli_election_2 Kadima won an underwhelming victory. Kadima received 28 seats, significantly fewer than predicted. Only once before in Israeli history has a smaller party formed a government - in 1999 - and it lasted only 18 months.

Lots of excuses being made for Likud's abysmal showing. Here is MK Uzi Landau, #14 on the Likud list

Another reason for the Likud's failure, Landau feels, involved the economic reforms led by party leader Binyamin Netanyahu when he served as Finance Minister. "What we were unfairly punished for was the economic policy," Landau said. "People told us that because their pensions decreased, they wouldn't vote for us." The Pensioners' Party in fact scored a totally unexpected success, jumping from oblivion to 7 Knesset seats.

Landau also blamed the media to a certain extent. "Look," he said, "I ran against Bibi [Netanyahu] for party leader, and I have some criticism of him - but what was done to him by some of the media, especially Channel Two and Yediot Acharonot, was simply a targeted killing. I believe the media should perform a self-reckoning of its role in the campaign; it did not act like the watchdog of democracy it is supposed to be."

Frankly, I am not buying it. The fact that the turnout was the lowest in Israeli history is counter intuitive. This, after Hamas, whose mission statement is to destroy Israel,  got elected? What am I missing here? This was a critical election - and the diaspora felt as I did. So yeah I am at a loss.

I think Israel gave Ariel Sharon the old tip of the hat: Sharon's Party Is Winner in Israel. But I also think the Israelis were wrong and will pay dearly for their cognitive dissonance.

Hamas is already dissing the election results ands vowing to destroy Israel. America should watch the unfolding events carefully. Israel's swerve to the left provides America with a snapshot of a similar fate if we do the same at the polls in 2006/2008.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Live Blogging the Israeli Electons

Israelly Cool is live blogging the elections.

3.10PM: More unrest in Ramat Beit Shemesh, literaly down the road from where I live, as "Charedim" (ultra-Orthodox) tried to block the polling stations. From the reports I have seen, these people are part of an anti-Zionist sect who oppose the State of Israel, much like the Neturei Karta who were recently seen visiting the President of Iran.
 
3.25PM: The low voter turnout has sparked Kadima to send out SOS SMS messages.
 
4.00PM: Speaking with work colleagues, the feeling is that Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party is going to fair very well. The consensus is that he may get as many as 15 seats. This positive outloook is reinforced by this report.
 
If so, Kadima may well have to look to the Right bloc to form a coalition.
 
4.05PM: There have been 130 election-related "incidents" so far.
 
4.15PM: Now we know where all the voters are.
 
4.20PM: Ynet (Hebrew) reports that the turnout is 39%.
 
4.50PM:  You can now add "dummy bomb" to the reported election-related incidents.
 
5.00PM: 45 "right-wing" activists on a bus headed to the mostly Arab town of Nazareth have been detained. They claimed that they were election monitors headed for Nazareth polling stations; given that they did not have the requisite election monitor papers, no doubts hilarity would have ensued had they reached their destination.
 
5.10PM: Pollster Rafi Smith says that he expects polling to pick up between 5PM and 8PM, the so-called "hotter" hours for voting.
 
5.20PM: Kadima and Likud are trading barbs.
Kadima: Likud are conspiring to hide Kadima slips at the polling stations.
Likud: Kadima are a big bunch of liars.

Other sources:

Sustainable Apple Pie

UPDATE:
Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu:
"The path of the Likud is that of Menachem Begin: to seek peace from a position of strength, not of weakness. I know that many of you agree with our path: to fight terror firmly, not to collapse with further withdrawals, and not to pave, with our own hands, the road to the establishment of an Iranian-influenced Hamas state in the heart of the land. And I therefore believe that at the moment of truth, when you stand behind the curtain, you will not vote for the dangerous collapse of Olmert and Peres.

"I don't mind so much if you vote for Lieberman, Shas and the National Union - our natural partners, because they know that without the Likud, the nationalist camp is finished... "

UPDATE: UGH....... Kadima set for narrow victory in Israel election. It's their bed, they'll have to sleep in it (with one eye open). Me and the rest of the Diaspora Jews saw it differently.

Biggest loser? Netanyahu. Likud with maybe 14% of the vote. Hell, what do I know?  It goes against every tenet of my thinking - but hey, they have to live there. G-d bless.

VOTE BIBI!

Israelis, haul tuchus to the polls!  And vote for the only qualified man for the job;

PERETZ: Let's dismiss Peretz out of hand. He is a union boss, nothing more. The last thing Israel needs now is a complete leftard.

OLMERT: I think Olmert is a weak sister. His family's far left activities ought to raise a red flag.Netanyahu

His son Shaul, who lives in New York reportedly signed a petition belonging to the pacifist organization Yesh Gvul, and his other son, Ariel, who lives in Paris and did not serve in the IDF.

Likud officials have also openly attacked Olmert's wife Aliza for her left-leaning views and his daughter Dana, who is active in the Machsom Watch organization that monitors soldiers' treatment of Palestinians at IDF checkpoints in the West Bank.

"Olmert's sons and one of his daughters refused to serve in the IDF, and his sons live overseas and do not see their future in Israel," the ad said. "If Olmert's children who live abroad knew of his withdrawal plan, they would not return to Israel at all." More  here.

Kadima without Sharon.....? I don't think so. And Olmert's No. 2, Shimon Peres? Need I say more? OK, how about OSLO, now there's a word.

Vote like your lives depend on it. It does.

LOVE NETANYAHU. HE HAS MY ENDORSEMENT.

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Israeli Elections: Atlas' Endorsement

Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war) -- Flavius Vegetius Renatus (ca 390 AD) in Epitoma rei Militaris 

Update Vital Perspective will be live blogging the Israeli Elections here. Readers in Israel get out the VOTE for Netanyahu. They also invite you to register with Jerusalem Online, which is providing a free video feed of its coverage - in English - of the developing Israeli elections.

Tomorrow Israel heads to the polls in what I consider to be  the most dangerous,  consequential moment in modern Israel's history. It is beyond me how the Israeli voter can be apathetic. Maybe they are just war weary to the bone. Too bad - snap out of it. Here's how I see it.Israeli_elections
Photos: New York Sun
PERETZ: Let's dismiss Peretz out of hand. He is a union boss, nothing more. The last thing Israel needs now is a socialist leftard.

OLMERT: I think Olmert is a weak sister. Yes he will defend Israel but he lacks vision and great leadership qualities. His family's far left activities ought to raise a red flag.

His son Shaul, who lives in New York reportedly signed a petition belonging to the pacifist organization Yesh Gvul, and his other son, Ariel, who lives in Paris and did not serve in the IDF.

Likud officials have also openly attacked Olmert's wife Aliza for her left-leaning views and his daughter Dana, who is active in the Machsom Watch organization that monitors soldiers' treatment of Palestinians at IDF checkpoints in the West Bank.

"Olmert's sons and one of his daughters refused to serve in the IDF, and his sons live overseas and do not see their future in Israel," the ad said. "If Olmert's children who live abroad knew of his withdrawal plan, they would not return to Israel at all." More  here.

Kadima without Sharon.....? I don't think so. And Olmert's No. 2, Shimon Peres? Need I say more?

NETANYAHU:
Netanyahu is my pick. You need someone hard - made  of steel for what's coming and Likud has Natan Sharansky and Edelstein. Yes, he may be  lesser of three evils but I love him.  There you have it. NETANYAHU HAS MY ENDORSEMENT.

Update: Oh my Gd, here it is 1:30 am New York Time and I have  had enough of the damn news so I start spinning and here is this film "Cast a Giant Shadow." I have never seen this film and yet it is shocking to me that Hollywood could produce such a warm, powerful, supportive piece on the birth of Israel.Cast_a_giant_shadow_1

Tagline: Outnumbered - unarmed - unprepared - they hurled back their answer in flesh and flame!

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.

Kirk Douglas as the testosterone ODed military adventurer and freedom fighter Colonel David (Mickey) Marcus  volunteers to join the fight for the liberation of Israel

Douglas, remarking on a military tactic to fool the enemy:  "This has got to be the biggest fake  since the invention of falsies." lol

John Wayne toasting "la' Chaim" (but pronouncing it luh kai im) to which Kirk Douglas replies "maybe you better stay off our side Mike, no one would ever believe it." So great!
Wayne is with the State government which is portrayed in a most unflattering light. Arabist! The depiction of State is so on the money.

Frank Sinatra (a great great friend of Israel, here)! Angie Dickinson! Yul Brynner! The cameos just keep on coming. It is done in a hokey fashion but with such earnest intent you can't help but love it. It's a B movie with ginormous stars, sort of a bad movie you love to love.

They are singing Hatikvah, I can't take this. Liveblogging Cast A Giant Shadow, I'm kvelling. Hollywood - oh how the mighty have fallen.

UPDATE 2:30 am: Kirk Douglas takes a bullet, holding a rose (it is Hollywood). Dies......ugh.

UPDATE: America Takes Side of Israel - Jeff Jacoby
A Gallup poll released last month puts American support for Israel at near-record levels. In short, solidarity with Israel is an abiding feature of American public opinion. (Boston Globe)

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Friday, March 24, 2006

On Harvard, Barry Rubin Nails It

Harvard Paper on Israel Drew From Neo Nazi sites

Jew hate by any other name is uh.....Jew hate. Barry Rubin draws on equivalency, the left's favorite tool, here

[Editor’s Note: While walking on the Harvard campus, I saw a manuscript blow out of a dumpster and fall at my feet. Curious, I picked it up and read it thoroughly. This is the remarkable text you are about to read and which no doubt will soon be published by two prestigious political scientists who are so innovative and courageous that they understand one need not know anything about a subject in order to pontificate about it. --Barry Rubin]

All analysts agree, and it is not even a matter of controversy, that a powerful lobby has seized control of U.S. foreign policy and used it for another country’s interests. This manipulation has been very damaging to the United States and it is time that this cabal is exposed.

That is why it is necessary to analyze the pro-British lobby’s terrible effect in damaging U.S. interests and subordinating our beloved country to an evil alien state.

In fact, the United States gets nothing from its alliance with England, a country which has repeatedly undermined American interests and defied American leaders. Moreover, U.S. support for Britain has angered such important forces as the Irish, Argentinean, and French peoples. It is time that this mistaken policy is challenged and changed.

Meanwhile, did you know...?

Israel is the largest Middle Eastern investor in the United States.

The U.S. State Department published foreign investor rankings Wednesday. Israel was first from the Middle East, with $4.1 billion, followed by Kuwait, with $1.2 billion. [not that it matters- Atlas]

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Iran orders attack on Israelis

Iran orders attack on Israelis before elections

Fear of large-scale bombing tightens security in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM – Iran has ordered Palestinian terror groups to carry out a large-scale bombing inside Israel before elections here next week, security officials told WorldNetDaily.

But but but they only want nukes for civilian peaceful kumbaya purposes.

Jihad backs Hamas bids over 'Israel' [note the quotes -Atlas]
"We reject the pressure and international provocation against Hamas to force it to recognise the Zionist state of Israel, recognise the humiliating agreements and abandon the resistance," Khader Habib, a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, told reporters. "The recognition of Israel must be a red line," added Habid at a press conference.

UPDATE:

Al Qaida recruiting Palestinians in Jordan World Tribune
JERUSALEM — Palestinians have been joining Al Qaida and subsequently planning operations in the West Bank. Israel has tracked and captured several Palestinians charged with being recruited by Al Qaida and authorized to conduct major attacks in Israel.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Palestinian/Al Qaeda Plot foiled In Israel

Israel charges Palestinians with Qaeda attack plot

JERUSALEM, March 21 (Reuters) - An Israeli military court charged two Palestinians on Tuesday with membership of al Qaeda and plotting a suicide bombing and car bomb attack for the group.

Charge sheets published by the Israeli military spokesman said Azzam Abu-Alades and Balal Hafanawi, both 19 and from the Nablus area of the occupied West Bank, were recruited to al Qaeda last year in Jordan. Both were charged by a military tribunal in the West Bank with conspiring to commit murder, membership of an illegal group, illegal possession of weapons and military training with al Qaeda.

The charges say they had plotted a suicide bombing at a pizzeria in a Jewish neighbourhood in Jerusalem to be followed by a car bomb shortly afterwards. They are also accused of recruiting potential suicide bombers to carry out the attacks.

A terrorist by any other name (al qaeda, Hamas, Hizbollah,  Palestinian Islamic Jihad, whichever hat they choose that day) is still as evil. Connect the dots. This is one large global war on Islamofascism.

Bush Says United States Will Defend Israel
President Bush on Monday reaffirmed the United States' vow to defend Israel against attacks from Iran, which is pursuing nuclear arms and has threatened to destroy the Jewish state . "The threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel," Bush said to an audience in Cleveland.  "It's a threat to world peace; it's a threat, in essence, to a strong alliance. I made it clear, I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally, Israel."  The U.N. Security Council is now considering how to stop Iran's quest for atomic weapons. Meanwhile, Congress is considering the Iran Freedom Support Act, legislation that would tighten American sanctions on Iran to choke off funds it could use for atomic work. Urge your lawmakers to support this legislation.

Thank Gawd ,the President gets it. Israel is, lke Iraq, like the Cartoon jihad, like Thailand, etc.  is another front, another "campaign" - a critical and strategic one albeit, in the war waged on the West by Islamofascists.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Jews: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

If it's not one murderer it' s another.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS IN ISRAEL FIND ANCIENT TUNNELS FROM JEWISH REVOLT

JERUSALEM — Underground chambers and tunnels used during a Jewish revoltIsrael_tunnel_060313 against the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago have been uncovered in northern Israel, archaeologists said Monday.The Jews laid in supplies and were preparing to hide from the Romans during their revolt in A.D. 66–70, the experts said.The pits, which are linked by short tunnels, would have served as a concealed subterranean home.

Yardenna Alexandre of the Israel Antiquities Authority said the find shows the ancient Jews planned and prepared for the uprising, contrary to the popularly held belief that  the revolt began spontaneously.

"..probably the greatest single slaughter in ancient history."
ROMAN SIEGE AND SACK OF JERUSALEM

Photo: Updated but recent photo made available by the Israeli Antiquities Authority on Monday shows an aerial view of the archeological excavation site in Kfar Kana in northern Israel.(AP Photo/Israeli Antiquities Authority) 

Monday, March 13, 2006

May Be Too Late To Stop Iran

Ex-Weapons Inspector Says It May Be Too Late To Stop Iran

Washington (AFP) Mar 13 - A former top UN and US arms inspector on Iraq said Sunday it may be too late to stop a nuclear-weapons determined Iran, noting that there is no consensus on taking military action against Tehran.

"I'm afraid that we probably are past the point where there is any meaningful alternative other than military action to stop the Iranians if they are determined to go ahead. And I don't see that as a possibility," said David Kay, who led the US search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq following the 2003 invasion.

"My great fear is indeed we will have to learn to live with Iran, and all its terrorist connections, with the bomb," Kay told NBC television's "Today Show".

Calling the Tehran regime "toxic," Kay said on Sunday that the tensions over Iran's nuclear power program -- which the US believes masks an intention to develop atomic weapons -- differ from those which preceded the US attack on Iraq.

"This time we have a far more united multilateral coalition against Iran and we actually have the International Atomic Energy Agency condemning Iran for 18 years of cheating on its nonproliferation obligations," he said.

"When you've got in Tehran a regime that is toxic in the extreme, you really don't need to make the point that there are serious consequences. Everyone knows where we are moving," he said.
Source: Agence France-Presse Related Links

More from  David Kay's live remarks at AIPAC here

Iran Urging Islamic Jihad to Hit Israel Ahead of Election
Iran continues to urge Islamic Jihad to carry out terror attacks against Israel ahead of the Knesset elections. According to a senior source in the General Staff, the Islamic Jihad terror group seeks to confront Hamas with a dilemma - "whether to uphold the policy of calm toward Israel, as it has done until now."

Abbas, Hamas Reach Impasse

EU Hinges Further Aid on Moderate Hamas Stance [Moderate?  The destruction of Israel is their raison d'exister, what does moderate mean? Calling for Israel's destruction Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays?]

“I have been asking who the savior is and answering myself by saying it is me. My people are in the middle of nowhere lost and confused. Humanity’s caravan has passed them by and they are too far from catching it. By changing their way of thinking, I am changing their behavior and eventually their future.” Wafa Sultan

 

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Hamas: Terror is Legit

Hamas Platform: Terrorism is Legitimate
The Hamas movement, about to assume control over much of Judea/Samaria, presented its platform over the weekend - defining Israel as "the Zionist enemy" and approving continued terrorism. 
Full Story

Give 'em aid!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Saudi Swill Sponsor Jewish Boycott

Despite a promise made to Washington last November to drop its economic boycott of Israel, Saudi Arabia plans to host a major international conference next week aimed at promoting a continued trade embargo on the Jewish state. Story here Hat tip Phil

America has to say what she means and mean what she says. This duplicity must end.
The power of evil is made possible by the sanction you give it - John Galt

Withdraw your sanction.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Israel Never Sleeps: Al Qaida in Hamastan

Atlas readers were on to this months ago here dring the disengagement, so who knows how deeper al qaeda has infiltrated into Hamastan. Considering 65% of Palestinian Arabs support A-Qaeda in the US, this continuing development is a natural. Dangerous for the Palis though, sleep with maggots - wake up eaten alive;

Palestinians Catch al-qaida Operative

A senior Palestinian source revealed on Thursday that Palestinian security forces located several operatives spreading al-Qaida ideology. The troops arrested one such extremist in Gaza.

Earlier in the day, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the Arab daily el-Hayat that he had proof that al-Qaida cells have infiltrated, and are operating in the West Bank and Gaza." I am very concerned about this," said Abbas.

"If they succeeded in infiltrating in such a way, and if no one watches over them, the result could be disastrous for the entire region. The last piece of information I received on the subject was three days ago, but we still have not been able to lay our hands on the operatives," he said.

A Hamas spokesman responded to Abbas's claim by saying that his organization has no intelligence information regarding al-Qaida cells in the West Bank or Gaza.

"If the things Abu Mazen (Abbas) said are true, then the matter must be handled immediately," he said.

Only last week OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh revealed that global Jihad and al-Qaida cells based in Jordan have stepped up their attempts to infiltrate Israel and are in close contact with Palestinian terror cells based in the West Bank.

'We recently caught several local terror cells that were in touch with the international Global Jihad based in Jordan,' Naveh told a closed meeting at the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs. He would not say for certain that the al-Qaida camp in Jordan worked under the direction of the movement's Iraqi leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, but he said 'al-Qaida was working to tighten its grip on the ground' in Jordan and Israel. hat tip Earl

More here;

Quote:
Not wanting to miss out on all the fun, Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network has set up camp in the Gaza Strip and possibly Judea and Samaria in order to better participate in the local anti-Jewish orgy of violence, admitted PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas in remarks published Thursday.

JCPA called it back on January 1st here.


Monday, February 27, 2006

PBS 9PM Tonight

Generally I despise the left wing bias of PBS and can't for the life of me understand why our hard earned taxpayer dollars still fund an enterprise that has 800 free market channels. That  notwithstanding, Madahar writes;

Because of the bias, I normally don't endorse PBS programming; however, WSJ goddess Dororthy Rabinowitz touts this as a fair and informative program about the 1970 hijackings of 4 airliners to Beirut airport.

3 planes were pirated to Beirut. The 4th plane was an El Al flight from Europe, whose pilot RESISTED THE HIJACKERS, threw the plane into a sharp dive, allowing onboard El Al security the chance to execute the Muslim animals on the spot. Yashir Koach! The plane landed safely in Tel Aviv.

A tourist shot video of the scene, and it will be shown tonight.

Sorry Sean, although a night without Colmes is a gift.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Iran: It's them or Us. Power is the Only Thing They Understand. That and Tom and Jerry

Iran: Russian, Chinese Officials To Discuss Nuclear Standoff In Tehran

This should  be good, the three evil doers, the three countries responsible for the nuclear standoff are getting to together to "discuss" - translation- to do a jig - to laugh out of their snouts. - Oh to be a fly on the wall at that little kaffe klatch.

So of course it's no wonder that  Russia Still Foresees Iran Nuke Resolution, Uh huh, keep stalling fellas. Got any bridges you wanna sell me?

Iran sets centrifuges to work on uranium Herald Tribune
PARIS:  International nuclear inspectors are expected to report next week that Iran has started producing enriched uranium,European officials said Friday.

Only a month after Tehran defied Europe and the International Atomic Energy Agency and declared that it would restart what it termed "research" on enrichment, it has put 10 centrifuge machines into operation at the vast uranium enrichment plant at Natan

There is no way you can deal rationally with savages. Nyet. So this means what? We have to wait for these barbarians to drop the first nuke? They have made their position perfectly clear. Are we deaf? They are the largest state sponsor of terror. Are we blind? They sponsor Hamas and Hizbollah? Can we not act? The Palestinian Arabs elected Hamas. Having read the Hamas mission statement, isn't the results of that election an out and out  declaration of war?

QUARTET MEMBERS: GIVE HAMAS TIME To do what? Complete Hamastan? Tigerhawk finds Iran's threats comforting, stabilizing in fact here, strangely enough I do too.

You can put any intellectual spin you want on that festering boil. It is what it is. A is A.

Cultural Adviser to Iranian Education Ministry and Member of Interfaith Organization Lectures on Iranian TV:

Tom and Jerry - A Jewish Conspiracy to Improve the Image of Mice, Because Jews Were Termed "Dirty Mice" in Europe here

On February 19, 2006, Iran's Channel 4 covered a film seminar that included a lecture by Professor Hasan Bolkhari.(1) In addition to being a member of the Film Council of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Bolkhari is a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education Ministry,(2) and active on behalf of interfaith issues.(3)

The following are excerpts from Bokhari's lecture.Tom_jerry_iran_clip_1

TO VIEW THIS MEMRI CLIP, CLICK HERE (uh can I nominate MEMRI for the Nobel Peace Prize? If not perhaps I can chip in for bodyguards...)
   

"Some say that this creation by Walt Disney [sic] will be remembered forever. The Jewish Walt Disney Company gained international fame with this cartoon. It is still shown throughout the world. This cartoon maintains its status because of the cute antics of the cat and mouse - especially the mouse.

"Some say that the main reason for making this very appealing cartoon was to erase a certain derogatory term that was prevalent in Europe."


[...]

"If you study European history, you will see who was the main power in hoarding money and wealth, in the 19th century.  In most cases, it is the Jews. Perhaps that was one of the reasons which caused Hitler to begin the antisemitic trend, and then the extensive propaganda about the crematoria began... Some of this is true. We do not deny all of it.

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"Watch Schindler's List. Every Jew was forced to wear yellow star on his clothing. The Jews were degraded and termed 'dirty mice.' Tom and Jerry was made in order to change the Europeans' perception of mice. One of terms used was 'dirty mice.'

"I'd like to tell you that... It should be noted that mice are very cunning...and dirty."

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Danish Cartoon Boycott: Boycott the Israeli Boycotting Danish Companies

Pay attention. Joyce writes and asks for clarification and rightly so;Danish_no_boycott_3

Maybe you have already commented on this, but I have read on different websites about how the Danish swore off selling to Israel, and so now, being under attack, are getting their just desserts.   Is it true that they promised the arabs that they would not sell to Israel?   Is Denmark anti-Semitic?   I don’t want to support Denmark if they are against Israel.   Thanks,   Joyce

no no, thank you Joyce - we love Joyce  and her son in the Air Force and her son in Army ROTC in college. Joyce, you and your boys rock my world.

DANISH COMPANIES BOYCOTT ISRAEL? ARLA DENIES

Hodja blog reports and it is JP's lead story today about Danish boycott of Israeli goods.

To gain contracts in Middle-East countries danish firms may have signed contracts not to trade with Israel for several years.

(If danish firms have done so - which other firms from EU and the US?)

Arla - the danish dairy firm - says today - that such contracts are pure routine.

Danish_raspberry_3 Maybe the time has come to check who you are dealing with - and who you are not dealing with.

Danish firms who may or may not have admitted to the above (see below):

(Some may be dealing with Israel anyway):

Arla: See here

Leo: Says that they trade with Israel anyway

 

Radical groups in Denmark sometime runs a hate-campaign against Israeli goods in the form of (all) 20-30 people storming into a supermarket to vandalize Israeli brands. But its been a few years since it happened last. I guess that is why some importers prefer to lay low. Sad really.

I didn't know there was a boycott against Israel now, or in other words, I think it is failing miserably if there is.

...By the way "Denmark" cannot order a manufacturer in any country to remove a label. Only the buyer can do that - and I wish they didn't. It kind of makes it difficult to return the favor and buy Israeli if we cannot see the label. What do they make other than fabulous oranges? (sorry for being ignorant)

David Gertzman, also known as soccerdad responds thus:

It's well and good to fight the recently organized Arab/Muslim boycott of Denmark, but there's been an organized boycott by the Arab world of Israel for 5 decades.

One way to fight it is to look for goods made in Israel. A particularly useful site in this regard BuyIsraeliGoods.org. Or just do a search on "buy Israel" and you'll get a number of other sources.

One unique such enterprise is Ahava products that features cosmetics made from the Dead Sea. Also if you are buying generic pharmaceuticals there's a good chance they were made in Israel because Teva is the world's largest manufacturer of generic drugs.

Here are some additional sites: Israeli products. and Shop Israel Online.  For information on cutting edge Israeli technology visit Israel21c.org

Betka asked my to highlight her favorite shoes, Naot. More here

Friday, February 17, 2006

HAMAS:"Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded,"

Youngsters and Jihad -Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen

What would you like to be when you grow up? A Hamas children's magazine has a clear answer: a terrorist. A children's story it published calls upon small children and encourages them toKids_jihad commit terrorist acts and sacrifice their souls for Allah. Western politicians who delude themselves in the belief that Hamas will change have only to consider what Hamas leaders say. On Feb. 3, Hamas chief Khaled Mash'al declared in Damascus: "Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated and degraded."
    The children's magazine named Fatah in its last two issues carried an illustrated story about the heroism of a very young but courageous Palestinian child, who is determined to be a jihad fighter like his older brothers. The story demonstrates the indoctrination and "education" to which even the youngest of Palestinian children are exposed by Hamas in schools and publications. The story, translated by Jonathan D. Halevi of the Orient Research Group in Toronto, begins when the child Basaal (meaning the "brave," in Arabic) is exposed to jihad activities while watching television, reading newspapers, and at meetings his brothers hold with their friends to plan attacks on Israeli convoys. This is how "peaceful" Hamas brings the message of Khaled Mash'al alive for Palestinian children. (Washington Times)

As Israel (or the Jews go) so goes the rest of the free world. Remember that when you delude yourself  into believing that this is not your problem and your delicious cushy life is safe and unaffected --Atlas

Photo: Life Magazine 1970 [proof that the jihad indoctrination is working]

Russia and Hamas to discuss arm sales here

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hamas, We Don't Need no Steenkin' Plot

The latest piece of propaganda being thrown like so much chum to the leftist shark infested world press is this ridiculous gem here;

US, Israel Deny Claims

Hamas criticized the United States and Israel on Tuesday following reports they were exploring ways to topple the militants' incoming government unless they renounced their violent ideology.

In Washington, the White House and the Israeli ambassador to the United States denied there was such a plot.

Israeli security officials said they were looking at ways to force Hamas from power and were focusing on an economic squeeze that would prompt Palestinians to clamor for the return of President Mahmoud Abbas' ousted Fatah Party. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.

A Foreign Ministry official said Israel was threatening to dry up funding and isolate the Palestinians internationally in an effort to keep Hamas, which is committed to Israel's destruction, from taking power. The official would not address the issue of regime change, but ministry spokesman Mark Regev said ``there was no such plan.''

The New York Times, citing U.S. and Israeli officials it did not identify, reported Tuesday that the United States and Israel were considering a campaign to starve the Palestinian Authority of cash so Palestinians would grow disillusioned with Hamas and bring down a Hamas government.

In Washington, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, ``There's no plot.''

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said he was ``puzzled'' by the report.

Plot? Why plot? The  Bush Doctrine is no secret. Freedom's stand against tyranny, America hate, Jew hate, repression is NO SECRET. We are transparent in our stand against terrorists and murderers. The Hamas objective to destroy Israel will not be tolerated. Bah dah bing Bah dah boom.

Kofi Annan backs Russia's plan to meet with Hamas here. Didn't Bush fire this terror enabler yet? I could swear that was why he was going to the White House - to get his long overdue pink slip. What is this life time employment? France?

In apparent disagreement with President Bush, Secretary-General Annan yesterday indicated he was in accord with Russia and the European Union, believing there is an "opportunity" to transform the terrorist organization Hamas, which recently won the Palestinian elections, into a legitimate peace partner.

Kofi Annan  has NO MORAL COMPASS. The only reason he is still there is that his replacement might be worse. Harry Reid anyone? Who'd a thunk Daschle (who was loathsome) could appear to moderate.?.........but that for another thread.

Speaking of the UN, that bastion of freedom, valor and unambiguous moral clarity

UN REWARDS DICTATOR: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Receives United Nations award for spreading "liberty." here

Hamas supporter and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, an anti-American socialist who’s fond of posing for photographs with the world’s tin-pot dictators, has now been in power for eight years. Bolstered by high oil prices, Chávez has reinforced his regime—and added to its record of electoral fraud, human rights violations, property theft and political repression.

He’s been nothing less than a dictator while in office, Heritage’s Nile Gardiner and Stephen Johnson report:

Upon entering office in 1998, Chávez ordered the constitution rewritten to keepChavez_award_freedom himself in power and established Cuban-style neighborhood spy committees, called “Bolivarian Circles,” to inform on citizens who harbor dissident thoughts. Chávez’s policies provoked protests that forced his temporary retreat from office and sparked strikes that shut down the state oil company. Dissidents were shot or incarcerated.

Chávez enacted new laws to seize private property, to close commercial radio and TV stations for airing content deemed “contrary to national security,” and to jail ordinary citizens for voicing criticism of public officials. He has consolidated single-party rule by stacking Venezuela’s courts with provisional, partisan judges, and won a 2005 referendum on his leadership only after padding the electoral rolls and intimidating his opponents.

So faced with this new threat to human rights, civil liberties and other basic values, what does the United Nations do? It gives him an award, of course. And just for good measure, the award was presented by Chávez’s mentor, Fidel Castro.

John Bolton must have had the day off.

UPDATE: Question of the day: If Hamas says : No Plan to Recognize Israel, then Israel should not , not "could  not" cut them off  -- Israel Could Cut Off Hamas' Allowance

Officials confirm they intend to stop $50 million monthly tax payments unless the new Palestinian government formed by Hamas recognizes Israel's right to exist. Israel expects the U.S. and Europe to cut off aid as well.

According to Hamas, Israel does not exist, so where should this nonexistent money come from? Hey Israel --- stop paying the extortion money already. Basta!

ISRAELINSIDER: US, ISRAEL AGREE: NO AID TO HAMAS--LED PA TILL IT QUITS DESTROY--ISRAEL STANCE

 

Monday, February 13, 2006

Never Underestimate the American People

Over at Vital Perspectives here:

According to a new Gallup Poll following the election of Hamas as the Palestinian Authority's ruling party, Americans have grown more pessimistic that peace will ever be achieved in the Middle East, and increasingly sympathetic toward the Israelis. By a 2-1 margin, Americans now say there will never come a time when Israel and the Arab nations will live in peace. The 65% to 32% split compares with a roughly 50-50 split last year.

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On foreign aid, the poll also found that 57% of Americans oppose giving any financial aid to the Palestinians while Hamas is in power, while 30% would give aid if the Palestinians recognize Israel. A mere 5% say the U.S. should give aid even if the Palestinians do not recognize Israel.

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The poll concluded that as a whole, Americans are much more likely to sympathize with the Israelis (59%) than with the Palestinians (15%).

By party affiliation, Republicans (77%) are significantly more likely to sympathize with Israelis than are Democrats (50%) or independents (50%).

Sunday, February 12, 2006

War and Peace Through Strength

Freedom of Speech does not demand that private citizens provide a microphone for the man who advocates their destruction.

Major Iranian newspaper holds Holocaust cartoons competition
A prominent Iranian newspaper on Monday opened an international competition seeking cartoons about the Holocaust in what it said was a test of whether the West would be as supportive of freedom of expression over the Nazi genocide as it was with caricatures of Islam's prophet.

Zulubaby sent this to me. The Hitler/Frank cartoon here is as base and depraved today as both they (the Radical Islamists) and the Nazis were during WWII.

Drafting Hitler - Ihr und wir
Sehr lesenswerter Text von David Brooks aus der NYT vom 9.2.o6:

You want us to know how you feel.
You in the Arab European League published a cartoon of Hitler in bed with Anne Frank so we in the West would understand how offended you were by those Danish cartoons. You at the Iranian newspaper Hamshahri are holding a Holocaust cartoon contest so we'll also know how you feel.

Well, I saw the Hitler-Anne Frank cartoon: the two have just had sex and Hitler says to her, ''Write this one in your diary, Anne.'' But I still don't know how you feel. I still don't feel as if I should burn embassies or behead people or call on God or bin Laden to exterminate my foes. I still don't feel your rage. I don't feel threatened by a sophomoric cartoon, even one as tasteless as that one.

At first I sympathized with your anger at the Danish cartoons because it's impolite to trample on other people's religious symbols. But as the rage spread and the issue grew more cosmic, many of us in the West were reminded of how vast the chasm is between you and us. There was more talk than ever about a clash of civilizations. We don't just have different ideas; we have a different relationship to ideas.

We in the West were born into a world that reflects the legacy of Socrates and the agora. In our world, images, statistics and arguments swarm around from all directions. There are movies and blogs, books and sermons. There's the profound and the vulgar, the high and the low.

In our world we spend our time sifting and measuring, throwing away the dumb and offensive, e-mailing the smart and the incisive. We aim, in Michael Oakeshott's words, to live amid the conversation -- ''an  endless unrehearsed intellectual adventure in which, in imagination, we enter a variety of modes of understanding the world and ourselves and are not disconcerted by the differences or dismayed by the inconclusiveness of it all.''

We believe in progress and in personal growth. By swimming in this flurry of perspectives, by facing unpleasant facts, we try to come closer and closer to understanding.

But you have a different way. When I say you, I don't mean you Muslims.I don't mean you genuine Islamic scholars and learners. I mean you Islamists. I mean you young men who were well educated in the West, but who have retreated in disgust from the inconclusiveness and chaos of  our conversation. You've retreated from the agora into an exaggerated version of Muslim purity.

You frame the contrast between your world and our world more bluntly than we outsiders would ever dare to. In London the protesters held signs reading ''Freedom Go to Hell,'' ''Exterminate Those Who Mock Islam,'' ''Be Prepared for the Real Holocaust'' and ''Europe You Will Pay, Your 9/11 Is on the Way.'' In Copenhagen, an imam declared, ''In the West, freedom of speech is sacred; to us, the prophet is sacred'' - as if the two were necessarily opposed.

Our mind-set is progressive and rational. Your mind-set is pre-Enlightenment and mythological. In your worldview, history doesn't move forward through gradual understanding. In your worldview, history is resolved during the apocalyptic conflict between the supernaturally pure jihadist and the supernaturally evil Jew.

You seize on any shred -- even a months-old cartoon from an obscure Danish paper -- to prove to yourself that the Jew and the crusader are on the offensive, that the apocalyptic confrontation is at hand. You invent primitive stories -- like the one about Jews who kill children for their blood -- to reinforce your image of Jewish evil. You deny the Holocaust because if the Jews were as powerful as you say, they would never have allowed it to happen.

In my world, people search for truth in their own diverse ways. In your world, the faithful and the infidel battle for survival, and words and ideas and cartoons are nothing more than weapons in that war.

So, of course, what started in Denmark ended up for you with Hitler, the Holocaust and the Jew. But in your overreaction this past week, your defensiveness is showing. Democracy is coming to your region, and democracy brings the conversation. Mainstream leaders like Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani are embracing democracy and denouncing your riots as ''misguided and oppressive.''

You fundamentalists have turned yourselves into a superpower of dysfunction, demanding our attention week after week. But it is hard to intimidate people forever into silence, to bottle up the conversation, to lock the world into an epic war only you want. While I don't share your rage, I do understand your panic.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Sharon's Life In Danger on Shabot

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's life is in danger said Ron Krumer, spokesperson for theSharonyomkippur73_1 Haddasah hospital in Jerusalem where Sharon is being treated here

"A serious deterioration of his digestive tract was discovered after an examination and doctors decided to operate," Krumer added.Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital where Sharon is undergoing an emergency surgery said ...  Check out Vital Perspectives all day.

His seventh operation since January, Israel get your house in order..........

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Bush: "You Bet We'll Defend Israel" -

Bush: "You Bet We'll Defend Israel" - Glenn KesslerIsrael_usa_1
In an interview with Reuters Wednesday, President Bush said he is concerned about Iranian President Ahmadinejad's "menacing talk" about Israel. "Israel is a solid ally of the United States. We will rise to Israel's defense, if need be. So this kind of menacing talk is disturbing. It's not only disturbing to the United States, it's disturbing for other countries in the world, as well." Asked whether he meant the U.S. would rise to Israel's defense militarily, Bush said: "You bet, we'll defend Israel."  (Washington Post)

Gd bless you President Bush. You are indeed a righteous man. No vacillating, no flip flopping. Two countries that share the same values.....life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Iran said to have bomb instructions
A document obtained by Iran on the nuclear black market serves no other purpose than to make an atomic bomb, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Reason has all been but lost, Passion and Prejudice governs the world

Saddam ordered WMD strike on Israel [transferred to Syria]

he former deputy of the Iraqi air force, General Georges Sada, revealed on Saturday that that former dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, ordered him during the first Gulf War to bomb Israeli population centers with chemical weapons.

Sada said he convinced Saddam to abort the mission by telling him that the Iraqi pilots could not complete the mission with the equipment at their disposal, and that the Israelis had radar that could detect them before they reached their target.

In his book, which was written four years ago, Sada also claims that Iraq's chemical weapons were taken to Syria aboard civilian Iraqi "Boeing" airplanes just prior to the US invasion.

The 65-year-old Sada said that 56 flights of this type took place, but went largely unnoticed because they were flying under the guise of humanitarian aid.

Prior to the second Iraq war Israel warned that Iraq was moving chemical weapons from its territory into Syria.

Why isn't this splashed across frontpages and TV screens everywhere? Sada is being ignored. You can't tell me a diabolcial agenda is not at work here.

Courage readers courage. All things beautiful has a great post up, read it here

Excellent extensive analysis from Rockets Brain here and Ground State here, read them both.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

UN acknowledges Holocaust

Wonder of Wonder, Miracle of Miracles. I know John  Bolton has praised Gillerman for making this happen. It took 61 years..........NEVER AGAIN

Harry Truman said "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit" and I believe John Bolton had more than a  hand in pulling this off.

Thank you John Bolton.

Harry Truman also said "I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it - not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization".

Thank you Harry Truman

UN acknowledges Holocaust, first time in over 60 years

New York - The United Nations on Friday acknowledged for the first time the deaths over 60 years ago of millions of Jews and ethnic minorities in Nazi death camps.

For the occasion, ageing survivors of the death camps walked up to the podium of the 191-nation UN General Assembly in New York to deliver short speeches remembering the events that nearly destroyed their lives under Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Gerda Weissmann Klein told the assembly she was 15 when she and her family were seized and sent to a five-year ordeal in the Jewish ghettos, slave labour and concentration camps. On January 15, 1945, she was forced into the infamous three-month 'Death March' at the hands of the Nazis as Allied troops were finally liberating Europe.

Her entire family perished in the Death March.

'Where will my thoughts be on this awesome occasion?' she said. 'As I stand before representatives of many nations, my mind's eye will recall the bitter cold of the winter Death March and the battered, rusty bowl I held in my hand, hoping that when I got to the front of the line there would be soup left in the kettle.

The designation marked a historic turnaround in the world organization.

Israeli UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman, whose grandparents and family died in the death camps, noted that since the Holocaust, the world has witnessed genocides in Cambodia and Rwanda in 1975 and 1994.

Gillerman said if the state of Israel existed in 1938 or 1943, the Holocaust would not have happened. Israel was established in 1949. More here

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Iran to hold Holocaust conference despite furor

Friday, January 27, 2006

Hamas: Be Careful What You Wish For

Nobody is more surprised by Hamas'  landslide victory in the Pali elections then Hamas. I previously wrote here that they didn't want to win, they wanted power. They didn't want to run a "country", they wanted power. They don't want to pick up garbage, build roads, create jobs, take control over security, they want to be free to kill terrorize and destroy with impunity and the backing of the Palis.

Well they got more than they asked for, eh? Where are they going to get the money to fund terror, buy missiles, buy off their constituency? America? - uh uh. The EU - I don't think so.
The EU Funded Arafat's Corruption. It Must Not Finance Hamas Terrorism
. Arafat spoke out of two sides of his ass, Hamas is unequivocal in its intent to destroy Israel. I can't see the EU taking such an unambiguous stand. And if they do, Israel can retaliate with impunity. Iran? Sure, they can give some money but they can't afford to give the kind of bucko bucks that the big swinging dick countries have beeen giving.. WE PROVIDE ALOT OF MONEY, THE US IS THE NUMBER ONE CONTRIBUTOR TO "PALESTINE".

Quartet: Hamas Must Recognize Israel
"The Quartet reiterates its view that there is a fundamental contradiction betweenHamaskidstrainingterror armed group and militia activities and the building of a democratic state. A two-state solution to the conflict requires all participants in the democratic process to renounce violence and terror, accept Israel's right to exist, and disarm, as outlined in the Road Map." (United Nations)

Hamas needs to play ball. They will  want Abbas to stay, to put a face of "peace playing partner" on the new Hamasastan for the world. They must have Abbas. I wonder what price Abbas will demand.......right now Fatah and Hamas are fighting in the streets. Some are whispering "civil war".

Israel, meanwhile, is bracing for its neighbor to be ruled by a party dedicated to destroying the Jewish state and replacing it with an Islamic theocracy.

I don't think the results of this election is such a bad thing. Their enemy was elected, no more hiding under rocks or the veil of Fatah. All the better to carpet bomb. No more psuedo peace playing circle jerk. The truth has been , for all the world to see. This is what Israel has been dealing with all along. If sunlight is the best disinfectant, it's morning in Hamastan and the cockroaches are scrambling.

Essentially, for Israel, nothing's changed.

If you turn on your television sets check out what's happening in Hamasastan. The savages are setting fires, screaming, protesting, rampaging through the streets, bordering on violence, the crowds are refusing a coalition with Fatah. Ha!

......Poor Israel, this little jewel sits smack dab in the middle of the shithole of the world.

Iran says Hamas 'earthquake' will shake US

Thursday, January 26, 2006

What Peace Process?

The Savages won. Essentially nothing's changed.

I am with Daniel on this one,Don't Deal with Terrorists - Daniel Pipes
An increasing number of voices are calling for Hamas to be recognized, arguing that the imperatives of governance would tame it. The historical record, however, refutes this "pothole theory of democracy." Mussolini made the trains run, Hitler built autobahns, Stalin cleared the snow, and Castro reduced infant mortality - without any of these totalitarians giving up their ideological zeal nor their grandiose ambitions. Like al-Qaeda, Hamas should be destroyed, not legitimated, much less courted.

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They've got their mandate, eh?
Hamas: Recognizing Israel Not on Our Agenda
After Hamas won a decisive victory in legislative elections, senior Hamas official Mushir al-Masri said on Thursday, "Negotiations with Israel is not on our agenda....Recognizing Israel is not on the agenda either."

Photo: Hamas celebrating the old fashioned way.......with guns.

Ha...

Vital Perspective will be blogging the entire day - without exception - on Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Breaking news, analysis, and updates from the internal Palestinian situation, the U.S. positions, Israel and the rest of the region. They will be using all of their contacts throughout the region extensively today.

History of Hamas Murderous Attacks (click below)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Iran Threatens to put Israel in "ETERNAL COMA LIKE SHARON"

Were Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Iran would respond so strongly that it would put the Jewish state into "an eternal coma" like Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's, the Iranian defense minister said Wednesday.

These savages are just disgusting. Intelligence suggests Iran might have already reached the point of no longer requiring foreign assistance to advance in its nuclear weapons program here.

Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has said his country would not accept Iran's acquiring nuclear weapons under any circumstances. He stopped short of threatening a military strike against Iran - as Israel destroyed an unfinished Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981 - but he said Israel was preparing for the possible failure of diplomatic negotiations with Iran.

A newscaster on Iranian state television read out a response from Iran's minister of defense, Gen. Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, on Wednesday.

"Zionists should know that if they do anything evil against Iran, the response of Iran's armed forces will be so firm that it will send them into eternal coma, like Sharon," Najjar said.

Bush: Israel Is Our Ally; We Won't Be Blackmailed by Iranian Bomb
President Bush said Monday, "I'm concerned when the country of Iran, their president, announces his desire to see that Israel gets destroyed. Israel is our ally. We're committed to the safety of Israel, and it's a commitment we will keep. Secondly, I'm concerned about a non-transparent society's desire to develop a nuclear weapon. The world cannot be put in a position where we can be blackmailed by a nuclear weapon." (White House)Belson_3

Iran ready to send 'investigators' to Nazi death camps
Iran says it is willing to send a team of "independent investigators" to visit former Nazi deaths camps across Europe -- but not President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has described the Holocaust as a "myth".

I have a better idea, let's send Ahmadjihadman to a death camp. I'll bring the Zyklon B...with pleasure.

UPDATE: Today, the Foundation for Democracy in Iran is launching the FDI Appeal to identify and freeze Iranian government assets around the world. Learn what you can do to help this effort below.

FDI believes that the ONLY way to seriously prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from pursuing clandestine nuclear research is by hitting the regime and top regime leaders in the pocket book. By denying the regime access to international financial markets, the world community can cripple the regime’s ability to sell oil, buy weapons, and finance its terrorist networks around the world.

This is the single most effective sanction that could be imposed on the Islamic Republic.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
If you believe you have information that could help to identify foreign bank accounts, corporations, real estate and other material assets controlled by the Tehran regime or top regime officials overseas,
join
the FDI Appeal by contacting us at the following email: exec@iran.org. All replies will be kept confidential.
Read it all here

 

Friday, January 20, 2006

My Sharona

Sharon to be Removed From RespiratorAccording to Ra'anan Gissin, senior advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, doctors will take the comatose leader off his respirator by the end of the weekend. Sharon has been breathing independently but the respirator was used as a back-up, Gissin said.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

MUNICH: Father of Israeli Athlete Slams Steven Spielberg

This says it all.Hate giving Speilberg any exposre on this but the families of the massacred mustMunich_olympicss be heard. On A7radio: Father of Israeli Athlete Slams Steven Spielberg A7 Radio's "The Tovia Singer Show"

Father of Israeli Athlete Murdered at the Munich Olympics Slams Spielberg
Dr. Benjamin Berger's son David, an American-born Jewish weightlifter on the Israeli Olympic team in 1972, was one of 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and subsequently murdered by the PLO at the Munich Games. Today, Dr. Berger slams Steven Spielberg's portrayal, in the movie Munich, of one of the most notorious terror attacks in Israel's history.

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Spielberg Relied on Airport Guard for 'Munich'

Yossi Melman, a specialist in intelligence affairs with Ha'aretz and Steven Hartov, editor-in-chief of Special Operations Report, have discovered that Yuval Aviv, whom director Steven Spielberg relied upon for the film 'Munich', never served in the Mossad or any Israeli intelligence organization. His nearest approximation to spy work was as a gate guard for El Al in New York in the early 1970s.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sharon hospitalized

Sharon to undergo surgical procedure - hospital JERUSALEM, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, incapacitated by a massive stroke, will undergo a surgical procedure on Thursday to replace a drain in his brain and put a permanent intravenous drip in his arm.

Hadassah hospital, where Sharon is in what doctors described as critical but stable condition, also announced that a computerised scan of his brain would be carried out later in the day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Regime Change: Syria

REGIME CHANGE is a plan. A very good plan indeed.

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria secretly incited Iraq's top Shia leader to declare holy war against US and British forces.

He has GOT TO GO. Assad has long been a tool for Iran. This is one revolution/insurrection/uprising the we ought to invest in, get in on the ground floor so to speak. Syria has been sponsoring,  fueling the terrorists in Iraq, is (most likely) the current home of Saddam's WMDs, has made Lebanon his evil playground for Hizbollah and Hamas, and fueled Radical Islamofascism against Israel.

Former Syrian Vice President Abdelhalim Haddam met with opposition representatives in Syria in order to conduct peaceful change.

Reportedly, Haddam expressing, “This call is a call to save Syria” has not determined any activities yet, but conducted “wide-scale consultations” on the issue together with Syrian leaders.

Accordingly, Haddam emphasized this enterprise is unique to Syria. Haddam, claiming the rise a popular movement is due to the development of recent events, reportedly criticized Syrian President Besar Asad, “He never reads, understand and assimilates.”

Haddam could be our man and he is in serious jeopardy. Remember this is the same guy that outed Assad to the world as Hariri's assassin and don't think for one second that the weak chinned dentist and Ajmadman wouldn't want to do a Hariri on Haddam..............but this is the West's best chance to disarm Iran  by surrounding it by free nations. Removing Assad, Iran's organ grinder's monkey is an excellent action plan.

UPDATE: Proof positive that this is a very good plan. The other thugocrats are trebling with fear.

Media fall silent on Khaddam
BBC News Saudi-owned Arab media outlets are not carrying statements by former Syrian Vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sharon's Peace Partners

Updated January 11th: 3,000 Rifles Streaming Monthly into Gaza

Thursday January 12th (Israel time):Ariel Sharon's chief surgeon said the Israeli leader had appeared aware of his younger son at his bedside, and expressed astonishment at his powers of recovery after a massive stroke. . The 77-year-old prime minister, whose fate is crucial to Israel and the wider Middle East, remains in intensive care but doctors said they had been able to all but stop the drugs that had been keeping him in an artificial coma.

Updated January 9th: Gaza Was Going to Show the World

UPDATE 7pm: IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz the army today is at a loss to find adequate responses to the post-withdrawal transformation of Gaza into the largest terrorist base in the Arab world. As well, with the acquisition of an arsenal of missiles and mortars, including Katyusha rockets and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles by the Palestinians, the security fences around both Gaza and Judea and Samaria, which have long been the Left's ultimate answer to Palestinian terrorism, have been proven to be colossally misguided. Caroline Glick in the JP

SHARON'S LEGACY:  In a new editorial, National Review adds this: "Should the Palestinians at last acquire a state of their own, Sharon will have done more to bring it about than any Palestinian, Arafat included, ever did."

The rest of the editorial is here. Also read Charles Krauthammer on Sharon here, Michael Oren here, Benny Morris here, Amir Taheri here, Robert Satloff here, and Peter Berkowitz here. More here at  FDD And sidle on over to Maggie's Farm here...........always a thoughtful respite
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FLAMES OF HATE:
Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades burn a poster of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Gaza City yesterday. (New York Post)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Sharon: Peace Warrior and Nuclear Iran

Tomorrow morning (Israel time) Sharon's doctor's will begin to step back the medication that keeps Sharon in his medically induced coma. Whether he is awake underneath that coma remains to be seen. While hopes are high and Gd always surprises us,  it is pretty safe to saySharon4 Sharon will not be running the show.

My thoughts? Sharon's imminent passing will change nothing. He knew he would not live forever and it almost seems as if he came out of his earlier stroke to put his affairs in order.

Iran is on the path of jihad.........with or without Sharon. And this has been evident for quite sometime, it is only now that the world has decided to pay (scant) attention. Even with Sharon alive, the Sisyphean task of "disarming" Iran demanded US/EU involvement and still does. There is no avoiding this.

I loved Sharon, the "bulldozer" embodied for me all that was astounding about "Galt's Gulch" - his military genius, his compassion, his single mindedness, his bravery, his analytical skills, his wit, his total lack of self consciousness, and his breathtaking love and passion for that great country (or "shitty little country" depending upon who you are talking to)...............Israel loses an identity when she loses Sharon. The same loss Israel experienced with the passing of Golda, Ben Gurion, etc.

But insofar as Israel's destiny and Sharon's passing? Nothing has changed.

Lockdown it's borders, develop the Negev, and take out anyone that dares to fuck with her survival. They only need to pick a leader that can execute that plan.

Baddah bing, bahdah boom

Iran is a place where the lunatics are in charge of the asylum and there are a great many out there that think that if they ever wanted to strike Israel (or Europe, or us), this is their best chance, while things are in flux.
I do not believe this for one moment.

If anything the opposite is true. Because the perception might be such, Israel will retaliate with uncharaterstic impunity and pain.

This would be the worst time to strike. Because Israel could react mercilessly with good reason.

The Arabs know Israel.

UPDATE 10:15 am: Doctors: Slight movement in Ariel Sharon's right hand and leg in response to stimuli Still to early to determine if any cognitive damage PM breathing on his own as doctors reduce sedation; doctors caution that his condition remains critical.

Friday, January 06, 2006

SHARON

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In Jerusalem yesterday, an Israeli soldier prays at Judaism’s holiest site. Rabbis called on Israelis to flock to synagogues and say special prayers for Prime Minister Ariel ben Devorah Sharon, 77, who was fighting for his life following seven hours of emergency surgery to stop widespread bleeding in his brain after he suffered a massive stroke. Read more...

Sharon's Brain Scan Shows Significant Improvement
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon showed "significant improvement" after five hours of emergency brain surgery Friday, and the pressure inside his... 

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon returned to the operating room to undergo emergency surgery Friday after a brain scan revealed a rise in intracranial pressure and some bleeding in his brain, doctors said.

Fox reporting 5 hours in surgery. Condition serious but stable.

BUSH AND SHARON

UPDATE: I have been trying to track down an anecdoctal story I read back in 2002. Apparently, after a very  long tough day with Bush, Sharon returned to the Blair House (in Washington DC) where he proceeded to  debrief his people of the days events. Not long after, Sharon and his entire entourage all began to sing , Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav (Jerusalem Of Gold), click song #12  (thanks for the correct spelling, Aaron) .................all together,  at 2 am,  in the dining room of the Blair House. 

The staff at the Blair House said they had never heard or seen anything like it in all their in all their years there.


That story never left me. And yeah it chokes me up everytime I think of it. If anyone has a link..........I've searched two years of Weekly Standards, which is where I saw it......roughly October 2002, and still have not found it. This is the only reference I have seen.

UPDATE: From favorite doc;

Dr. Nancy's Two Cents

There seems to be some concern that Israel will be newly imperiled now that Sharon won't continue as prime minister. Ostensibly, a transfer of power does seem to put Israel in a weakened position which could lead to Iranian aggression among other things.

To me, the opposite is true. Israel's problem in recent years has been division within her own government and public opinion. Sharon was not singularly bending to US and world pressure. His changed views on the settlements were in response to voices in his own country. This has been the case since before Sharon was prime minister, clear back to Oslo and beyond. Israel has a political left just as we do. Her media and the public affected by it have not always been supportive of her national best interest, wishing instead to reach out to her enemies.  Furthermore, the goverment is and was divided into factions which seemed to prevent Sharon from really holding or wielding the power to properly lead, i.e. to do what was best for Israeli security. I think he acted in a way he thought he had to. This conflict inside Israel itself is seen in the way there is a current debate over whether citizens should even pray for Sharon's life. Those on the left are advocating it as we'd expect, but those angered by the Gaza pullout insist he should not be prayed for. They think it would be detrimental if he continued as prime minister.

Israel is certainly affected by the wishes of the US, but there was a time closer to her inception that she spoke with one voice and that voice was focused on her survival. It used to be the government and the populace were much more in synch on foreign policy. Israeli citizens were committed to serve in her armed forces. Perhaps the new generation is tired of her embattled status and is no longer so committed. Perhaps the disease of liberalism has invaded yet another national body and threatens to kill the organism. Constant capitulation since Oslo has not served Israel well. Now, with a change in leadership, I believe it can't get any worse, only better.

I'm not saying the US hasn't done its harm. Clintonista James Carville got involved in Israel's elections with the purpose of installing Barak. The Clinton adminstration then pushed their catastrophic "peace process" with Arafat frequenting  the White House until he was offered the world on a platter. Luckily, the inventor of modern terrorism turned it down. Yes, that US intervention was crippling, but we can also cite times we've played a positive role. Nixon aided Israel in a war for her survival, and the currrent President Bush has been very supportive. Unlike the past administration, he wouldn't have Arafat to the White House, recognizing the true obstacle to the peace process. When homicide bombers struck resulting in Israel's taking a hard line, the Bush administration postured, but didn't take decisive action. We were basically rubberstamping Israel's activity. We seemed to be saying that Israel was doing what she needed to do and we wouldn't really interfere. It's Israel herself who often backed off due to world criticism and her own leftist voices.

     Some think the Gaza pullout was necessary so that a strong border could be established around what is now Israel proper and that would  be the only way she could protect her people. Personally, I never think it's good when that tiny country gives up land. Now that "peace" process has been set in motion, I don't see a change in leadership making things worse. Israel (the govt, the populace) needs to get HERSELF together and do what's necessary for the safety of her people.
So, in "short", Israel is probably not in worse shape. Let's stop the handwringing and watch events unfold with a positive eye toward the future.
amen
Go over the the Officers Club and read General Ariel Sharon: A Military Perspective here, military genius indeed

Jihad coming


Israel had better start taking al-Qaeda terrorism seriously

UPDATE: January 7th

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New York Post
Sharon's Brain Scan Shows Ease in Swelling


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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Arik Sharon, Praying for the Lion

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday hailed gravely ill Israeli PrimeSharonyomkippur73 Minister Ariel Sharon as a "gigantic figure" in Middle Eastern politics and said the desire for peace ran deep in Israeli society.

Praying for Sharon, whatever your politics. Like a true warrior he is a man of peace.

Surgeons fight to save Sharon's life

Sharon will remain under heavy sedation and on a respirator for at least 24 more hours, and continues to be in serious but stable condition, the director of Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, Jerusalem said Thursday.

Neurosurgeons had fought to stabilize Sharon's condition and stop new bleeding detected in his brain Thursday morning, more than eight hours after the prime minister was rushed into emergency surgery having suffered an "extensive" stroke and a massive brain hemorrhage.

"The situation is still serious, but it's stable," Mor-Yosef said, as Sharon lay in intensive care. More here

And of this moment, Israel is in a state of political uncertainty such as it has never known in its 58-year-old history.

Israel´s Neighbors Warned "Not to Take Advantage" By Hillel Fendel

Raanan Gissin, a close advisor to Prime Minister Sharon, said he would not advise any of Israel's neighbors to take advantage of the emergency situation Israel faces.

There is no vacuum here," Gissin told reporters at the hospital. "Ehud Olmert is the Acting Prime Minister, and the IDF is ready and strong."

Sharon2UPDATE:Iran launches verbal attack This spineless, dickless despot must go. Jihad, my ass

IRAN'S hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a new verbal attack against Israel as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon battles for survival in a Jerusalem hospital.
"Why would you impose such a bold and corrupt regime on the nations of the region unless it (the Holocaust) is a big historical lie," Mr Ahmadinejad said, addressing Western nations.

World scholars back Iran's denial of Holocaust

UPDATE From Vital Perspectives, Test of Hospital Briefing on Sharon:

Shlomo Mor-Yoseff, Hadassah Medical Centre: Good evening. I'm standing here to report about the condition of Prime Minister Sharon. Prime Minister Sharon is still in the neurosurgical intensive care unit. All his vital signs are within normal limits: blood pressure, pulse, urine and intracranial pressure. Mr. Sharon is under sedation, anesthesia and ventilation. This is the main treatment he received. And the purpose of this treatment is to reduce the intracranial pressure in the prime minister's brain. This treatment will last for the next 48, 72 hours, depending upon his condition. And then they, gradually, we'll try to awake the prime minister in order to see his response and his brain activity. Thank you.

UPDATE:  5PM Is this man crazy?!? Hat tip Never Forget

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Iran fails to show up at nuclear meeting: IAEA

  An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -- Winston Churchill

An Iranian delegation didn’t show up on Thursday for a meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna,

“The fact that the Iranians are successful time after time in getting away from international pressure ... encourages them to continue their nuclear project,” Gen. Halutz said. “I believe that the political means that are used by the Europeans and the U.S. to convince the Iranians to stop the project will not succeed.”

The massive stroke that cut down Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon late on Wednesday night (Jan. 4) not only throws Israeli politics into turmoil. It also marks the likely starting point of the coming nuclear showdown that will pit the Jewish state and the free world against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

When asked by one reporter how far Israel was ready to go to stop Iran’s nuclear projects, Halutz quipped, “2000 kilometers.” That’s the equivalent of 1,250 miles, the distance by air between Israel and Iran’s main nuclear and missile sites.

But consider just a few recent developments that have not been widely reported outside of Tehran. Front Page Page:

* On January 3, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps began a two day seminar in Tehran devoted to nuclear-biological-chemical warfare and new defense technologies, that included lectures by Iranian experts on electromagnetic pulse weapons, graphite bombs, and laser-guided bombs. These are the same weapons many Western intelligence analysts believe Iran will attempt to use against us.

* On January 4, three battalions of the IRGC ground forces began three days of NBC military exercises in Semnan province, not far from Iran’s main ballistic missile proving ground.

* In addition to a recent $1 billion arms agreement, announced last month, Russia is now negotiating with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to modernize Iran’s fleet of MiG-29 fighters with state-of-the-art radar, electronic counter-measures, and reconnaissance systems, specifically designed to counter the threat of Israeli aircraft. A Rev. Guards buying mission will visit Lukhovitsy and Kalayazin in Russia to view these new systems in February 2006. The Russians have also agreed to sell Iran S-300 anti-missile systems, believed by most experts to be superior to any comparable system currently available on world markets.

* Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, told Iranian TV on January 3 that Israel will “suffer a great loss” if it attacks Iran, noting that Israel has “no strategic depth” and is “within our range.”

On the same day Larijani made those remarks, the Islamic Republic authorities sent an official letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, announcing their intention to resume enrichment activities at a variety of nuclear sites across Iran on January 9.

The resumption of enrichment activities, which could give Iran the special nuclear material needed to make nuclear weapons, has long been sited by Israel as the “red line” they would not allow Iran to cross.

Iran now appears ready and willing to cross that red line. And with Mr. Sharon sidelined from Israeli politics, Israeli military leaders are unlikely to bet on a prayer and a chance that Iran just might be bluffing.

After all, as Iran’s Larijani himself said, Israel is “within our range.”

and while US may initiate UN Security Council action against Iran: Rice, I can not begin to imagine WTF we are waiting for

Kabayashi Maru has an excellent post Fasten Your Seatbelts: Sharon, Israel, Iran, and...
Read it

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: TWEAKING THE UNITED STATES

LOUIS RENE BERES: ISRAEL'S EMERGING NUCLEAR STRATEGY IN THE ISLAMIC MIDDLE EAST

P. DAVID HORNIK: IRAN, AND THE WORLD, AT THE BRINK

and make sure you get over to ShrinkWrapped here

UPDATE: The Head of Iran's National Security Council Ali Laijani;

"In this game, we are for a result that will be satisfactory to both Iran and Europe," said Larijani adding that "if we lose, the same will also happen to the other party (Europe) and they will have to prepare themselves to live in a hell."

But Larijani used even stronger words for the United States. "A small error on the part of USA or the Zionists will be enough to induce us to unleash hell," said Larijani. "They know this very well and for this they haven't gone further than a verbal or psychological war," he said. READ MORE
RegimeChangeIran

UPDATE January 6th:

Analysts watching Iran on a daily basis were not taken by surprise by the Islamic Regime not showing up at the International Atomic Energy Agency on January 05, 2006, since reports out of Tehran have for the past weeks been mentioning President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad's office privately leaking to the Tehran newspapers that Iran already has four nuclear weapons obtained from the Ukraine.  …

The press leaks pointed to Iran possibly not proceeding with negotiations, reassuring internal supporters and preparing to confront the West. The final decision to disdain the European meeting was apparently made with the sudden incapacitation of Israel's Ariel Sharon.

Concurrently, Iran has suddenly moved a significant number of tanks toward its southern border near Basra, Iraq; has started repositioning naval assets and intercepts show military communications have become very atypical.

Is Iran expecting an attack now that the more pragmatic Sharon is out of the picture or has U.S and Coalition information leaked to them of an impending strike to put an end to nuclear weapons falling into the hands of someone like Ahmadi-Nejad. The new regime in Iran has certainly tried to provoke the USA and Israel beyond the point of endurance. …

If his sources are correct and Ahmadinejad is leaking that Iran has nuclear weapons, it would appear he is intent on creating a crisis now! Many believe Ahmadinejad is setting a trap for the west because western military action at this time would likely be of a limited nature since the west is unprepared for a full scale occupation of Iran. Such a confrontation would likely end in a negotiated settlement leaving the regime in power, but would also likely include internationally agreed to security arrangements with the regime, a very dangerous proposition indeed.

Read the entire report here: Regime Change Iran

UPDATE: January 7

Castro backs Iran's 'right' to peaceful N-energy

SHOCKA! Castro lives for the Ahmadinejad Doctrine.

 

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Sharon: Diagnosis cerebral Hemorrhaging

UPDATE: Physicians said there was a blood loss in his brain. The Prime Minister is on a respirator and has been anesthetized after having arrived at the hospital fully conscious. Aides said that after consultations with the office of Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, the Prime Minister's powers were transferred to his deputy, Finance Minister Ehud Olmert. Israel Radio noted that the Prime Minister's physicians have not tried to hide his medical condition, which is considered very serious.

The operation could take several hours and "is not simple" doctors told Israel Radio

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This has been a bad day, a bad day .............. waking up to the tragic twist  of events in TallMansville .............Gd help those families, may he walk with those families

UPDATE: Charles Krauthammer (who BTW is a doctor among a great many other things) "sounds extremely serious"

UPDATE: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been rushed to Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, in Jerusalem. He has suffered a significant brain event. Israel Channel 10 reported that Sharon was taken to the hospital at his request, and that he was fully conscious and talking on the phone as he was taken in his armored car to the hospital. Power has officially been temporarily transferred to Deputy PM Ehud Olmert.
  UPDATE: "The diagnosis is    cerebral haemorrhaging. In light of this, the prime minister has been taken to    the surgical ward," Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef told    reporters.
UPDATE: The transfer of power to Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was decided upon by Attorney-General Meni Mazuz after it was established that the Prime Minister's treatment required that he be anesthetized.
UPDATE: "There is massive internal bleeding in the brain. He has been in the operation room for an hour," Dr. Shmuel Shapira told Israel's Channel Ten television. Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu said that "Like the entire people of Israel, I also pray for the wellbeing of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Best info here, Vital Perspectives

This has been a terrible  day, terrible day .............. waking up to the tragic twist  of events in TallMansville .............Gd help those families, may he walk with those families and please pray for Ariel Sharon..........in surgery as we speak

03:18       Radical Palestinian leader in Syria calls Sharon illness `God`s gift`

Jibril: Sharon Illness is God's Gift

Speaking from Damascus on Ariel Sharon's illness, PFLP-GC leader Ahmad Jibril said "We say it frankly that God is great and is able to exact revenge on this butcher. We thank God for this gift he presented to us on this new year."

UPDATE: Sharon half paralyzed, in a medically induced coma

UPDATE January 12:15 am Sharon still in surgery, surgeons  drained the blood in Sharon's brain..............in surgery now 6 hours with  "several more hours" of surgery and situation is described as "serious," hospital director says.

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Jihad based on "Peace and Security in Exchange for Land"

                     No more "Land for Peace"

Prefacing the above: I, for one, never saw fit to tell Israel what it should or should not do.

I do not live there, I am not on the front lines of terror everyday. When Edgar Bronfman Sr. came out most vocally against the security barrier I wanted to go the Four Seasons where he dines and spit in his face. Where did he get off telling these people what they should or should not do to save their own lives. I had, for years, admired Bronfman's work on behalf of Israel but on this he had lost me. He was a fool.

I hated Oslo. Never saw the logic in it. Rewarding murder. Arafat saying one thing in English toRabin_arafat_oslo  the West and in the same moment congratulatory moment, encouraging war and Jew killing in arabic to his own people.

On the other hand, I supported Sharon on Gaza. Not for land for peace, but land for war. It seemed to me that after exhaustive efforts to secure peace with Israel's hostile neighbors, it was time Israel set defensible borders, lock down the country and prepare for war.  Shut down the borders and defend its people. Gaza was impossible to defend in terms of manpower and money. Strategically it was a nightmare. Even so, the disengagement was heartbreaking - and the toll it took on the whole of the country can not be underestimated.

But now I am stepping out of my passive but supportive role of Israel and saying NO MORE LAND. It is not so much that it accomplishes nothing except to embolden the terrorists and wannabe islamokazes and render Israel perceptively weaker.............but more significantly, the "peace of jihad is founded on the principle "peace and security for land": peace and security are conceded by the jihad armies if the infidels cede their territory and submit to the rules of dhimmitude. [dhimmitude: the condition of "subjection with protection" of non-Muslims in their own countries, obtained by the cessation of their land to the Muslim ruler. Subjection because the infidels submit to Islamic law or face forced conversions, slavery or death. Dhimmitude is the direct outcome of jihad.1

Warning Shots - Martin Peretz (New Republic)

  • The withdrawal from Gaza by Israel was supposed to be a test. That the hudna (ceasefire) would hold. It didn't. What about security undertakings with regard to Gaza's border with Egypt? Again a failure. Is there elemental public order on the streets? Chaos rules in Gaza, utter mayhem.
  • The fact is that almost no one in Israel any longer believes in a negotiated peace with the Palestinians. Not because sensible and humane Israelis can't imagine a fair divide of the land between the river and the sea. But because Gaza has truly shown them that there are - let's be perfectly frank - no Palestinians with whom to treat. Not a single security assurance from the Palestinians has ever held. There is no dispute: This is the record.
  • All this has consequences for the West Bank. Sooner or later, and particularly if there is a withdrawal from the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, rockets and missiles will be as common there as they are in Gaza and Lebanon. Already, al-Qaeda has claimed (and Israeli intelligence has confirmed) that it was responsible for at least one rocket attack on Israel proper.
  • Those who casually promote the notion that Israel should disengage from here, there, nearly everywhere close to the 1949 lines are proposing that the Jewish state commit suicide. Virtually the entire country, including Ben-Gurion Airport, would be vulnerable to even simple weaponry.

Footnaote 1 Bat Yeor page 34 Eurabia

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Monday, January 02, 2006

Jerusalem Post Blog Awards

Welcome to 2005 Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards

This year The Jerusalem Post is delighted to join Israellycool.com in hosting the second year of the JIB awards, with the aim of bringing this exciting event to a greater audience while maintaining the grass-roots spirit of the blog community.

       
Timetable:  
  • Jan 9th - 19th: Preliminary voting round on JPost.com
  • Jan 24th - Feb 2nd: Final voting round on JPost.com
  • Feb 7th: Winners announced
 
View ALL the Nominations
  on one page - recommended for browsing
  the competition entries.

Nominations on the Israellycool.com Web site for 16 different categories listed below concluded Sunday, December 18. You can view the complete list of nominees in all categories by clicking here.

The voting will take place at JPost.com in two stages: For the larger categories there will be a preliminary round of voting, readers can vote for their favorite blogs in each of the 16 categories. The top vote-getters will advance to the final round of voting, with the final awards going to the top three placers in each category. The final award winners will be announced on both sites, and will be honored with fame and glory as well as JIB award banners (designed by Zahava Bogner, Ventures Consulting Group, Inc.) to post on their blogsites.

Jib05150nominee_1 In view of the high number and quality of entries, the judges have decided to allow readers a full week to view the nominated entries for before the first round of voting, which has now been rescheduled to commence on January 9th.

Atlas Shrugs was nominated in the Best New Blog category, Ther Best Politics Blog, and  the Best Israel Advocacy Blog. I am humbled, truly. I believe in Israel because I believe in freedom, life and pursuit of happiness. And I see no difference, no difference between the objectives that both America and Israel fight and strive for. This nomination is completely unexpected. Thank you.

When voting begins, I'll be hitting you up for votes but this time it will be for a good cause instead of plain old narcissism.

I would like very much to congratulate my esteemed collegues on their nominations, these are the best of the best,

Really incredible talent. I really don't care if I win, so proud am I to be in with these luminaries.
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Spit in my Face and Tell me it's Raining

GSS: 900% Increase in Terrorist Smuggling in Four Months
The General Security Services (GSS) has released its 2005 year-end report, which reveals a dramatic increase in weapons brought into Gaza by Arab terrorists since Israel's evacuation of the region.

Tell me again, what is the objective  - Atlas?

Palestinians give 'thumbs up' to President Madman's view
IranMania.comLONDON, January 1 (IranMania) - Palestinians share Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's view that Israel cannot co-exist with other nations in the region, said a senior Palestinian official, IRNA reported.

Iran president likens Zionism to fascism, says 'Zionist' crimes same as Nazis':

MARGOT DUDKEVITCH: 2,990 ATTACKS DURING 2005 'TRUCE'

UPDATE:let's see what Fascist Israel has wrought this week, shall we?

Israeli consortium lays the groundwork for genetic 'credit card'   
Israeli researchers at the Technion have begun work on an ambitious project that will one day enable individualized medicine tailored to each patient's genes. By determining the genetic influence on patient reaction to medication, the multi-disciplined team of scientists and engineers from five different faculties expect to solve one of the most difficult problems currently facing physicians: which drug to prescribe to a patient and in what dosage. More...
 
Technology | Israeli startup develops method to predict and prevent earthquakes 
Some experts contend that it is virtually impossible to predict where an earthquake will occur. But a determined Israeli startup would beg to differ. Terramoto has developed a three-stage method which samples rock using drilling equipment that can precisely chart subterranean pressure or friction building up along fault lines. They're confident the results will facilitate the prediction and prevention of earthquakes. More...
 
Profiles | From babies and Legos comes high tech innovation  
An ultra-Orthodox Israeli mother of five would seem an unlikely candidate to be a hot attraction at last year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But Sarah Lipman's breakthrough technology for consumers to interact with computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices has drawn a great deal of interest in her company Power2Be. Lipman represents part of a new generation of strict religiously observant Israeli women who are finding ways to merge their talents for technology with their strong commitments to family life. More...
 
Health | Israeli scientist develops natural alternative for Ritalin  
A natural oil-based alternative to Ritalin for the treatment of ADD and ADHD developed in Israel has achieved promising results in initial testing. While Ritalin and other medications have proved helpful to millions of children, their potential side effects and health hazards are worrisome to parents. The Israeli treatment which is being developed by Dr. Nachum Vaisman, the head of clinical nutrition at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, could offer these parents additional options.  More...
 
Technology | Taking the 'chemical' out of agrochemical 
It's a challenge for a company in the crop protection business to aspire to be environmentally friendly. But Israel's Makhteshim-Agan Industries, among the world's largest generic agrochemical makers, is working to make its herbicides, insecticides and fungicides as safe as possible. With the motto, 'Taking Care of Nature,' it's not surprising that a number of MAI's products are also environmentally friendly, making them in demand in more than 100 countries. More...

Technology | Israeli breakthrough paves way for 'green' diapers

Technology | JCT graduates engineer high tech success

Profiles | A dedicated Israeli philanthropist tackles food insecurity

Culture | Israeli art gets a Manhattan address 

Health | When bread is not an affliction 

Health | A mobile mission - Israeli researchers help stem mental retardation in Arab village 

Health | Natural relief for prostate enlargement

Find it all at Israel 21C

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Sunday, January 01, 2006

CLOCK TICKING ON IRAN NUKE

Hardline Iran  rejects Russian nuclear offer

INSIDE ISRAEL: URI DAN

"IRAN will not stop with one nuclear bomb," the chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency, Meir DaganIrandoomsdayclock_2, warned legislators this week.

The secretive retired major general, who restored the Mossad to its heyday of operational ability, hates to appear before the Knesset's defense and foreign affairs committee because his testimony is often leaked by headline-seeking politicians.

But Dagan had to appear before it Tuesday to present his annual intelligence report — and much of it concerned Tehran's drive to join the nuclear club.

"Without external intervention, Iran will arrive within several months to the point of nuclear technology independence," he said.

He said such technological independence doesn't mean "a bomb in your hands," but it does mean they'll be able to enrich uranium with centrifuges. Building a bomb would only be a matter of time.

The concern of Israel's intelligence community, he added, is that "Iran will not be satisfied with producing fissionable material for one bomb but will continue to produce large quantities of such material for more bombs."

The bottom line, said Yuval Steinitz, chairman of the Knesset committee, is "Iran is capable of getting a bomb in a year or two.

"And if it does, there will be a new Middle East — black, dangerous and threatening the world over."

So what can be done?

Dagan stressed the importance of intensifying international diplomatic pressure on Iran because past efforts managed to delay its nuclear efforts by two years.

But the hard-liners in Tehran detect an erosion in the international diplomatic pressure on them.

Aharon Zeevi, Israel's chief of military intelligence — whose efforts to monitor Iran's nuke program rivals Dagan's — said the lack of pressure is partly due to the Europeans.

"I had meetings with senior officials in Europe," he said. "And their position is, number one — why should we fear Iran's nuclear weapons? After all we lived under the nuclear threat after World War II?"

"Number two," he added, is the Europeans respond, "And besides, either you or the Americans will solve the problem."

If, at the end of the day, we have to "solve the problem", why is it the left insists so vehemently on cooperation with an international community that is useless and cowardly. . - Atlas

More here at Solomon's house

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Friday, December 30, 2005

The Science of War

Report: U.S. talks up Iran strike

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is preparing NATO allies for a possible military strike against suspected nuclear sites in Iran, German media reported.

The Science of War - Prof. Yisrael Aumann, 2005 Nobel Prize Winner

I'm constantly asked whether game theory can bring about a resolution of the conflicts in the Middle East. Game theory cannot provide a magic formula that will suddenly resolve a century-old conflict. No academic discipline can do that. Game theory isn't about the resolution of conflicts. It's about understanding conflicts. Once we understand conflicts, perhaps we can use some of these insights to try to resolve them.

    Up to now all our efforts have been put into resolving specific conflicts. I'd like to suggest that we should shift emphasis and study war in general. War has been with us ever since the dawn of civilization. Nothing has been more constant in history than war. It's a phenomenon, not a series of isolated events. Efforts to resolve specific conflicts are certainly laudable, and sometimes they bear fruit. But there's also another way of going about it - studying war as a general phenomenon, studying general characteristics, identifying common denominators and differences. Why does homo economicus - rational man - go to war?

    Can war be rational? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. It is a big mistake to say that war is irrational. Once we understand that war is rational, we can at least somehow address the problem. If we simply dismiss it as irrational, we can't address the problem. To prevent war, an obvious solution might be to disarm, to lower the level of armaments. But in fact the opposite might be true. In the long, dark years of the cold war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, what prevented war was the existence of nuclear weapons. Disarming would have led to war. (Ynet News)

 

Prof. Aumann, of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, received the honor shortly after the end of the Sabbath, together with American Prof. Thomas Schelling, for their work on understanding conflict through game theory. Aumann brought his entire extended family to the ceremony, where Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the prize.

The Israeli scholar, the eighth Israeli to win a Nobel prize, moved to Israel in 1956 and is chairman of Hebrew University's Center for Rationality. 

The God of War hates those who hesitate. -- Euripides, 480-406 b.c

 

Thursday, December 29, 2005

WHAT IT IS! TERROR!

http://www.honestreporting.com/a/standup.html
TER-ROR-ISM
The unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law

When the media starts using the word the 'terrorism" to define attacks against Israel Honest Reporting will stop needing your help.
hat tip Honest Reporting

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Israel Provides $25 Million to UN for Gaza

While Israel Provides $25 Million to UN for Gaza Redevelopment Project

The UN Development Program's Program of Assistance to the Palestinian PeopleGaza_2_2 announced Thursday that it has received a $25 million grant from the government of Israel for the clearance and rehabilitation of the sites of the evacuated Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip. UNDP was asked to undertake the rehabilitation project by Israel, the PA, and the Office of the Special Envoy for the Quartet, James Wolfensohn.  (United Nations) Photo: Gaza withdrawal 8/16/05

Israel: Rocket Attacks from Gaza "an Act of War"   

A Unilateral Withdrawal from the West Bank Might Bring Iran to the Suburbs of Tel Aviv

  • Gaza is becoming a base for waging war against Israel. The missiles which hit Ashkelon are just a prelude of things to come.
  • Worse, a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank might bring the agents of the pro-Nazi regime in Teheran - headed by a demagogue who wants to do to Israelis what he claims the Nazis did not do to the Jews - close to our fragile borders. In these circumstances, a unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank might bring Iran to the suburbs of Tel Aviv. This is the unthinkable scenario which must be taken into account.
  • The demand made by the Quartet's road map - that the PA put a total end to terror - is a just, elementary, sine qua non for any further progress toward a settlement with the Palestinians.
  • These hard days should not deter the lovers of peace from holding on to their aim, but blindness to reality will not help us achieve it. Indeed, despite self-deluding talk about Israel's power and omnipotence, the Jewish state is now thrown back to its dawn, to the days of the 1948 War of Independence, when the very survival of this Jewish island in an Arab-Muslim sea was at stake.

UPDATE Decmeber 28: Al qaeda in Gaza

Iraqi Sunnis Anger at Iran, Not Israel

Iraqi Sunnis Diverting Anger from Israel to Iran -
Since results from Iraq's national assembly election trickled out this week showing that Shiite Muslims - many backed by neighboring Iran - would dominate the new parliament, Sunni Iraq_vote_5 Muslims have begun to ask: Is Israel really Iraq's enemy, or is it neighboring Iran? "I think that Iran is more dangerous to Iraq than Israel because of the assassinations that the Iranians have been doing," said Added Hamid Hashim, 30, referring to recent killings of prominent Sunnis. "I hated Israel before the war, but now I hate Iran even more."
    Mithal al-Alusi ran for the new parliament while calling for stronger ties between Israel and Iraq, and appears to have won a seat. In May 2004, al-Alusi publicly admitted to visiting Israel the year before. His only two sons were assassinated in January because of his support of Iraqi-Israeli cooperation, he said. But he said that some Iraqis are warming to a stronger relationship with Israel, in part because they are frightened of Iran's influence. "We don't have border problems with Israel. We don't have historical problems with Israel," he said, just Iran.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Gaming Theory Nobel Winner Nixes Pullout 'Disaster'

Israeli Nobel Laureate Classifies Disengagement as ´Disaster´
By Ezra HaLevi

Nobel Laureate Prof. Yisrael Aumann addressed the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Wednesday, calling the Disengagement a “disaster” and pleading for patience on the part of the gov't.

Aumann, who recently received the Nobel Prize for Economics due to his work in game theory, explained the basic principles of game theory to the committee. He also explained the application of those principles in reaching a final-status arrangement with the Jewish State’s Arab neighbors.

Using lessons from his innovations, Aumann attacked the unilateral removal of Jews from Gaza and northern Samaria last summer. He said that continued withdrawals would only lead to bloodshed, as they signal that Israel does not know what to do and is merely taking an action for the sake of “doing something.”


The Hebrew University professor told the Knesset committee that the urgency with which the government seeks to reach a settlement with the Arabs poses a great danger. He said patience and proper preparation on the economic and social levels are what will bring true peace to the region.

“The current drive for peace now, not tomorrow,” Aumann said, “is liable to bring about the opposite.”

The Nobel Laureate said that Israel’s Arab neighbors - “our cousins,” as he referred to them – must be convinced not that we are desperate for peace, but that we are willing to be patient and live with the current situation.

Monday, December 19, 2005

G-d's Got Mail

G-d's Mail delivered to Israel's Western WallWailingwall
Israel Insider
Postal workers on Wednesday dropped off hundreds of letters addressed to G-d at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site.

The Israeli postal service sorts over 2 million pieces of mail daily, and inevitably some of those letters come addressed to G-d, the Holy Land or Jesus. Rather than consign the letters to bins of undeliverable mail, letters addressed to G-d are collected and deposited at the Western Wall a few times a year.

The Western Wall is revered by Jews as a remnant of the biblical Temple, and many people come to the wall to pray and slip notes with requests between the ancient stones.

Gd_mail Rabinovitch said people of all faiths were welcome to offer prayers at the wall or through letters because the Temple was intended to be a house of prayer for all nations.

Postal authorities consider the letters private conversations with G-d and do not open them. Letters come from all corners of the globe, including a few from predominantly Muslim nations like Indonesia.

Hat tip: MarcH

Isn't that something? "G-d is in the details" - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Merrry Christmas and Happy Chanukah sweet cakes

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The world is "on the verge of change": Iran's Prez

This just in from  Al Jizz, mouthpiece of the Radical Islamofascist terror movement;

Ahmadinejad defends anti-Israel tirade Aljazeera
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stood by his latest attack on Israel and asserted the world was "on the verge of change".

Wake up, dolts. This is a declaration of war (a continuing declaration of war). Iran is baiting Israel. The want them to attack. They want open warfare. IMHO, I belive they are nuclear now.

Elbaradei warns Israel on attacking Iran nuclear facilities

London, Dec 11, IRNA-Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohammad Elbaradei warned the Zionist regime Saturday on any military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Following his recent Noble Peace Prize and speaking to an Oslo daily Afetnposten he said "There can be no success in thwarting any nation' access on nuclear program by attacking their facilities because military forays will merely delay their programs, but they will come back after a while and want to take revenge."

He further called for nuclear states to set a good example for other nations.

Elbaradei

No I am not making this up. This is real. Payvand's Iran News here.  Read the last line, yeah this is the guy that just won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Iran's evil  mini-me, Syria, Iran's proxy, found guilty of "knowledge" of Hariri assassination in special investigator Mehlis's report to the UN released today, responded by saying "Mehlis's Mother was a Jewess" MEMRI.

Deja vu? Yeah me too, sounds awfully like Nazi Germany to me. When the fascists wanted to dicsredit, smear, besmirch, bloodlibel a person they would throw the word Jew at him as if there could be no worse insult.

From Iran News: Iran Confirms Iran's Position on Nuclear Energy

Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohammad Elbaradei confirmed what Iran calls 'nuclear apartheid' saying this is the sameElbaradei_clown unequal security system in the region.

Speaking to CNN, Mohammad Elbaradei who won the Nobel Peace Prize said some nations tell others that nuclear programs are not good for you but at the same time they opt for continuation of their nuclear activities.

On a question on whether he believes in the existence of what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls nuclear apartheid in the world, he said "I call it an unequal security system."

"Iran is in a region where some nations are not its friends and this a reason that it feels unsecured."

He also referred to the latest inspection of Iran's nuclear facilities saying that there are still questions on Iran nuclear program, adding but "I have not found anything indicating that Iran is pursuing uranium enrichment to build nuclear weapons."

Huh? Is El Baradei nuts? If Israel has had nuclear weapons for two score years as is alleged, doesn't it say something that they have never used them despite being under attack for all those years? Doesn't it say something that Israel has never called for the destruction of any nation, any people, to the contrary..........Israel respects life, liberty and justice above all else.

ElBaradei is in collusion with these murderers, he is the penultimate dhimmi.

Photoon: IHILLARY

UPDATE: Tehran, Iran-AP December 13, 20045 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied the Holocaust for the second time in a week, calling on Muslim nations to push for a Palestinian state. His comments are published Tuesday on Iranian state television's Web site.

Iran and The Bomb: Bush as Hamlet

Former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor and intelligence expert John Loftus says that Israel is unable to thwart Iran's nuclear projects through military action – but that there is an alternative. 

"Israel only has a few option and striking back is not one of 'em," Loftus told Israel National Radio's Tovia Singer. "The F-16-IL version that Israel possesses only has a combat radius of about 2,200 kilometers and you would need about 3,000 to hit the hard targets in Iran. Iran saw what [Israel] did to the Osarik reactor in Iraq and have spread their nuclear development stuff all over the country and a lot of the stuff is in the northeast corner of the country – completely out of Israel's flight range. So, unless Iraq votes to allow Israel overflight rights to attack Iran – which isn't going to happen - then Israel simply doesn't have the fuel to fly around Saudi Arabia to come up the Straits of Hormuz and attack Iran. There is simply not a military option available to Israel."

Loftus stressed, however, that there are other options that are likely to succeed and are already being put into effect. "The Bush administration is hoping that, ironically with [French Prime Minister Jacques] Chirac's help, UN pressure will cause a regime-change in Syria. That the [UN's] Mehlis investigation [examining the Syrian government's connection to the assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri] is going to come down hard and heavy. The US military is chomping at the bit to go across the border and take out the terror bases in Syria that Assad claims are not there. Once Syria is gone, Iran is isolated, with US troops on both their borders, in Afghanistan and in Iraq."


The intelligence expert, who has contacts in the Pentagon, says that the strategy is not for the US to actually invade Iran, but to affect a regime-change. "One of the intelligence agencies, which shall remain nameless, asked me to hold a conference of dissident groups in Iran. We are holding that conference and getting ready for regime-change."

Singer asked Loftus why US fighter jets do not bomb Iranian nuclear targets on their own from aircraft carriers in the region.

"That's a real good question that has been carefully studied," Loftus answered. "There are over 360 separate targets inside Iran that have been identified. Most of them are non-vulnerable – many underneath residential neighborhoods and Islamic shrines. These are not places we can bomb. The Iranians were paying attention when Iraq's reactor was bombed and have learned the lessons."

"So what is to be done to bring about a regime-change?" singer asked.

"The aircraft carriers are there to defend the picket-line of ships that will place a blockade on the Straits of Hormuz," Loftus said. "Ninety percent of Iran's economy is based on oil exports – so a blockade of as little as three weeks can cause their economy to collapse, the people to rise up and the mullahs to be overthrown. The problem with this is that Iran knows that this is the most likely scenario and they have been preparing for three years to thwart it. They [Iran] have developed vessels whose job is to sink as many oil tankers as possible to block the Straits of Hormuz [to other countries that use that route]. Once two, three or four vessels are sunk, you have cut off 40% of the world's oil supply. So the US doesn't mind – we have a six-month stockpile of oil - but the EU is much more fragile and susceptible to oil shocks. So we might have to dump a large share of the US stockpile on the world market until the regime falls."


Asked whether he really thinks the government will topple so easily, Loftus responded, "It is hard to do polling in Iran – you have to do it by telephone and you therefore only end up talking to the urban population. But we found that 83% of the Iranian urban population hates the mullahs and don't want to grow up under a dictatorship. Most of the country is young and wants music videos and TV and not the mullahs."

Clifford May of Foundation for the Defense of Democracies;

• "Seventy-five per cent of the Militant Islamist web sites have internet service providers here in the U.S."

• "Virtually all of the foreign fighters flow into Iraq through Syria." [Iran's proxy, so in fact Iran is already in hand to hand combat against the US - Atlas]

A 'Massive' Anger Engulfs Beirut
 

Monday, December 05, 2005

Islamic Jihad Deadly Homicide Bombing In Israel

                                  Islamic Jihad Claims Responsibility
Islamic Jihad is an organization strongly supported by both Syria and Iran. Why is it no one in the "international community" give's rat's ass when Israel gets hit? Just another dayNetanya_2

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At least five people murdered and more than 50 injured after a homicide bomber struck at a shopping mall in the coastal Israeli city of Netanya.

Islamic Jihad, also known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is one out of seven Palestinian groups that is listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. This group is responsible for more than 40 attacks that have left over 100 Israelis dead. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has refused to disarm groups such as PIJ and Hamas, even though such militant organizations pose the greatest competition against his Fatah party in the upcoming PA election on January 25 

UPDATE: Quartet to Syria: Close Islamic Jihad Offices

Red Cross deal on Israel nears but Syrians unhappy
Yes that would make sense. Syria would be unhappy that Israel and the Red Cross would be bringing medical help to the neediest around the world in thier most dire hour. Yes I could see how Syria would have a real problem with that. AVENGE HARIRI!

Friday, December 02, 2005

If you Can't Stand the Heat Move Closer to Israel

Rubbing my eyes in disbelief and rubbing yours too................great balls of nuclear fire!
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Canada decides to take more pro-Israel stance at United Nations

Canada has decided to adopt a more pro-Israel stance in the United Nations regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict and to move closer to the positions of Israel and the United States.

Until now Canada has traditionally followed European voting patterns in the UN on several annual resolutions pertaining to the Middle East.

PAY ATTENTION! IRAN! IRAN IRAN IRAN IRAN! Tora Tora Tora!

Iran_death_5Time is frighteningly short on Iran's impending nuclear weapon program And Russia just ratcheted up the gruesome stakes.
While the IAEU (give Baradei another PEACE PRIZE for this one) and the EU waited on Russia (ha!) to wrangle nukes out of the hands of  Iran, Russia signed a $1 billion defense deal with the Iranian madmen. Uh huh.
Russia plans to sell more than $1 billion worth of tactical surface-to-air missiles and other defense hardware to Iran. Regarding International Intelligence; The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has put off taking Iran to the U.N. Security Council to give time for a new Russian diplomatic initiative to work. What happened to the  Russian diplomatic initiative I wrote about back in February?

Moscow is already at odds with the West over its nuclear ties with Tehran but has sought to use its warm relations with Iran to be recognized as a key mediator between the West and the Islamic Republic.

Iran offers cold comfort [as in nuclear winter]  for renewed EU nuclear talks

Iran's hardline leaders appear more determined than ever to resist Western pressure over their disputed nuclear drive, raising the question of what any new talks with the  European Union could actually achieve.

Britain, France and Germany are still hoping to convince Iran to limit work on the nuclear fuelIran_beheadings_atlas_1 cycle as an "objective guarantee" the process will not be diverted to make weapons. Yeah and I am waiting on the tooth fairy......their offer of trade and other incentives has already been rejected.

"We have sent a message to the Westerners that we will resist to the end in order to master civil nuclear technology and will not give up our rights," ultra-conservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said this week.

A top Iranian cleric praised the country's Basij militia for being instrumental in what he said was a climbdown by the West over Iran's nuclear program.

Headed by commanders of the Revolutionary Guards, the nine million strong Basij acts as the populist guardian of the regime against domestic or foreign "threats" and has bases in all mosques, institutions, ministries, universities and large state-run industries.

The militia was also seen as having played a key role in the shock June presidential election win of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [photo above], himself a veteran of the Revolutionary Guards and who has been calling for the promotion of a "Basij culture."

"One of the features of the Basij is resisting pressure, and this has made the     International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors retreat from re-issuing a harsh resolution against Iran," Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati told worshippers at weekly prayers in Tehran.

Is this what the American left wants? Is tis what the American left means by working with theWork_is_liberty Internatonal community? Working with the international community" sounds alot like the dishonest "Arbeit Macht Frei" [ translation -"Work will make your free" or "Work is liberty"] that greeted prisoners who entered the Nazi's main administrative camp, "

Of course Israel cannot accept a nuclear Iran, they are first strike country. I find little comfort in the Israeli test that successfully intercepted an Iran-type missile. [Israeli officials said an Arrow-2 missile, fired from an air force base south of Tel Aviv, intercepted a target projectile over the Mediterranean Sea on Friday in the first successful test against an Iran type missile].

The state of Israel is the size of a pin, all that crazy murderer has to do is get one off and Israel is finished. FINISHED. And then what, and then we act?  That would be the most cowardly and harmful strategy, even if the State Department would prefer it.
We can not expect Israel to do our dirty work for us. And even if we wished it, there is no way Israel can take out all 350 Iranian nuclear sitess (underground and well hidden) simultaneously.

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Analysis on Iran: Little time left for sanctions

Concentration camp photo:© 2000 by Rudy Brueggemann.
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Hanson weighs in  A Moral War / by Victor Davis Hanson

IrandoomsdayclockOne thing is for certain: Iran will not get nuclear weapons. Any statesman who allows this to happen on his or her watch will be forever discredited. If a theocratic Iran got the bomb, it would only be a matter of time before it sought paradise by trying to end Israel. So no, as I wrote once, there will be no second Holocaust, and the Iranians will not finish what their godhead Hitler started. We are watching the doomsday clock tick: as the Iranians fume and rant, they unknowingly inch closer to a showdown that they will, in fact, lose. Europe has surrendered, viewing Iran as no worse than a nuclear Pakistan. Russia and China derive a certain sick pleasure in seeing us with another nuclear enemy that they believe will never threaten them. The U.N. is, well, the U.N. — as worthless in practice as it is impressive in its rhetoric. The defense of the West as it involves Iran lies in the hands of Israel and the United States alone.

Hat tip:  Tom P and Clock tip:Bulletin of Atomic Scientists , thanks Pete, ihillary

More to thank the Mainstream Media for and lefty Jewish parents..........ugh

Support of Israel Declining Among Young Jewish Americans, Poll Says
New York Sun

Fewer young Jewish Americans support Israel than older ones, and American Jews in general talk about the Jewish state with Gentiles infrequently, according to a poll the Israel Project released yesterday.

The poll also found that 61% of American Jews say they "personally talk about or defend Israel to non-Jewish people" a few times a year or less, including 43% who say they rarely or never do so. 32% say they do so at least once a month.

Parents were the first or second "most significant source in shaping [their] understanding of and opinions about Israel" for 45% of adult Jews. By contrast, 49% said "the media" was most important in shaping their opinions today.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

John Bolton, the UN, Hizbollah and Thanksgiving

Brigite Gabriel just sent this to me, bless that woman's soul!

A precedent-setting condemnation, marking the first time the UN body ever condemned an Islamic state for statements against Israel
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Remember when the Dem Senators were "horrified" by that tough talking "cretan" John Bolton, and wouldn't even let him go to a vote in the Senate? Bush gave him a recess appointment instead. WRONG AGAIN! 

Senator Kennedy thought he "wasn't UN Diplomat" material? (I think that's really a complement) Meanwhile, Martin Indyk, a likeable American diplomat with a British accent was criticizing the 'tough' Bush administration attitude so they agreed to let the former Clinton admin diplomat go talk sense to the Syrian Dorktator. Now the "amiable" Mr. Indyk is bashing Mr. Assad because he lied to him in their face to face meetings? I'm shocked and chagrinned!

US pressures UN to condemn Hizbullah
The Jerusalem Post

Following intense US pressure, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday issued an unprecedented condemnation of Monday's Hizbullah attacks on northern Israel.

This condemnation - slamming Hizbullah by name for "acts of hatred" - marked the first time the Security Council has ever reprimanded Hizbullah for cross-border attacks on Israel. The condemnation followed by two days a failed attempt to get a condemnation issued on Monday, the day of the attack, when Algeria came out against any mention of Hizbullah in the statement.

When asked what changed from Monday to Wednesday, one diplomatic official replied: "John Bolton," a reference to the US ambassador to the UN. Bolton lobbied vigorously for the passage of the statement.

The condemnation expressed "deep concern" over the attack, and called on Lebanon to exercise its sovereignty and authority in the south according to relevant Security Council resolutions.

Security Council Resolution 1559, which led to the withdrawal earlier this year of Syrian troops from Lebanon, also calls for the dismantling of the militias in the country, as well as a call to the Lebanese government to extend its control over the entire country, including the Hizbullah dominated south.

Leshno Ya'ar said this type of condemnation was significant because Hizbullah was "very sensitive" to public opinion, both in Lebanon and abroad. He said the condemnation sent a strong signal that the Security Council was demonstrating "no tolerance toward terrorism."

The statement against Hizbullah came just a few weeks after the Security Council condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his call to wipe Israel off the map. That was also a precedent-setting condemnation, marking the first time the UN body ever condemned an Islamic state for statements against Israel.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hmmmm, Israel and Iran, Quel Difference!

And now for one of your favorite features: The week in Wipe-Israel-off-the-map Iran vs. the week in Israel

Iranian_pres_hostage_1_2 Iran Building Nukes in Underground Locations
Iran has built, with the help of North Korea, dozens of underground tunnels and facilities for the construction of nuclear-capable missiles, Alireza Jafardazeh, a former spokesman for the Iranian opposition National Council of the Resistance of Iran, said Monday in Washington. Jafarzadeh described an "extensive large-scale operation" for the development of nuclear-capable missiles "in the most sophisticated, hidden way" in tunnels in a mountain range east of Tehran.

"Ms. Rice is delusional if she thinks she can say hello to Ahmadinejad"

A Kurdish journalist sewed his mouth up in the Marivaan Prison

Alab_dookhteh Tabriz News – Human Rights Service: Maad’deh Ahmadi, imprisoned Kurdish journalist who is incarcerated in Marivaan Prison sewed his mouth up after announcing that he was going on hunger strike. Ahmadi who is from Sanandadj was arrested during the July/August uprisings in Kurdistan and sent to prison. He began his hunger strike in order to protest the voiding of his bail.

Blogger and political prisoners being framed and threatened by regime

 The Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners
Family members of imprisoned political activist blogger, Mojtaba Saminejad  report that theA_blogger_1 blogger is being framed by the regime. One of the charges being leveled against him is the distribution of the telephone number of what the regime now labels “the Committee for the Defense of Swines and Critters” (referring to the Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners). Saminejad announced that this charge is an open attack on all political prisoners and said that he will expose this in a written complaint against the authorities of the prisons. The Student Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners while condemning these types of fabrications and the defilement of the honor of the political prisoners expressed grave concern for the conditions under which Saminejad is being held.

Also  Behrooz Javid-Tehrani  was transferred out of Rejaishahr prison to the Tehran revolutionary court. According to reports from reliable sources, the deputy public prosecutor threatened Javid-Tehrani with being “transferred to a much worse place, if he does not stop his hunger strike.”On Thursday, Nov. 17th, an unidentified person contacted the family of Khaled Hardani and threatened the entire family, saying that if Hardani continues his “activities” in prison, he will surely be executed. 

A worker from Esfahan self-immolates in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly

AFTAB, the regime-run site reports that Qolam-Hossein Qorbaani, a worker from Esfahan who A_khodsoozi was among the protestors gathered in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly in Tehran self-immolated on Thursday, Nov. 17th.  He arrived in Tehran from Esfahan and joined the protestors on October 21st; his complaints and requests to speak with Kamran, the representative from Esfahan had been ignored day after day.

Qorbaani who had serious financial problems, set himself on fire in front of Kamran’s office; one of Kamran’s employee however came to his rescue. Qorbaani was rushed to the hospital with 80% burns all over his body. He is not expected to survive.

Reports of more executions of gay men in Iran prompted an international gay rights group toIran_execution_hanging_1 renew its call for the United Nations to investigate and hold Iran accountable for possible human rights violations. Earlier in the month another young man was hanged in a town square in northern Iran, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

"We are alarmed at these latest hangings and call for an immediate investigation by the U.N. and national human rights monitors," said Paula Ettelbrick, executive director of the IGLHRC. "It's clear that a pattern is emerging in which young men are executed as couples and that the crimes they allegedly committed always involve some form of sexual assault of another male."

Members of the regime’s information and security forces in provinces arrested FARDA, Ahamdinejad’s site reports that several of the directors and authorities of the regime’s information and security forces in one of Iran’s central provinces have been arrested and charged with accepting bribes and being involved in numerous cases of kidnapping [of rich people] for the ransom money. The defendants who set baits such as setting up managers and directors of wealthy companies prostitutes and then with fake arrest warrants they would arrest warrants would arrest and then under the guise of “bail” would charge them enormous amounts of money in order to be released.

“Israel must be wiped off the map” is an appropriate motto and promotes Imam’s tenets Khamnei’s newspaper in an article written on Monday, Nov. 21st both criticized Ahmadinejad for his attempt to reestablish ties with the government of Egypt and praised him for the appropriate comments about “wiping Israel off the map”.

“The Imam’s (Khomeini) tenets has obligations and anyone who considers him or herself to be a follower of the ‘line of the Imam’ is bound to those obligations. The Presidents motto is not only appropriate but it is faithful to and promotes the Imam’s tenets, that said, the president should not make any ‘Camp David’ type of attempts to reestablish relations with Cairo just now. If this administration has any ‘talents’ it should be in forcing Hosni Mubarak to apologize for signing the dread Camp David accord, then it should be they who should extend themselves for reestablishing political relations.”

Mullah Jannati: “Non-Muslims are varmint that roam around the earth and spread corruption” A_varmint_1

The regime-run news website, ENTEKHAAB reports that Mullah Jannati, the Secretary General of the Guardian Council of the Islamic regime said: “Non-Muslims are varmint that roam around the earth and spread corruption.” Jannati, whom in his speech was hoping to encourage the young Basijis to get involved in suicide missions or martyrdom-seeking operations against non-Muslims continued: “If there is a rule like this Islamic rule that stands steadfast and true, it’s due to the martyrs. We owe it all to them. If it weren’t for them our youth would never have been so entrenched in this magnificent Islamic spirit.  When the youth saw that a rule such as the Islamic rule which is positively involved in selfless service exists, they became excited beyond description and rushed to vote so that they can invest in a regime that wants to revive the pageantry of Islamic war.”

The regime’s new crimes in the town of Mahabad, Kurdistan Reports from Mahabad (province of Kurdistan) indicate that the regime’s agents have once again begun another reign of terror on the residents of this town. On Sunday, Nov. 20th at 10 AM a 27-year-old man, A_kurdistan Sheerkou Amini, son of Ali Bob, resident of the town of Mahabad was shot and killed by the regime’s agents. A native of Mahabad explained that during the summer protests in Mahabad, Sheerkou Amini had been arrested by the regime’s agents and released after a while; he was however rearrested and after having been brutally tortured for a few weeks was dropped off in front of his house 6 days ago.

On Sunday morning, Sheerkou had gone for a walk in one of Mahabad’s neighborhoods where he was accosted by one of the regime’s agents manning the new area command center. Another agent who was in a distance heard the insults and saw the escalating argument between the guard and Sheerkou. The first agent who was involved in the fight with Sheerkou, then shot him 3 times, at which point, his colleague approached and opening fire, sprayed Sheerkou with bullets as well.

The locals immediately rushed to the scene; Sheerkou died on his way to the hospital. The enraged crowd then gathered in front of the command center and began protesting.

Sheerkou’s family was denied the right to collect their loved one’s lifeless body. This lead to the family and neighbor’s immediate condemnation and demand on the governor to release the Sheerkou’s corpse.

Three youths sentenced to prison and flogging for being “unruly”  

The official regime newspaper, KAYHAN reported the sentencing of 3 youths described as “unruly”, to prison and flogging. The newspaper wrote: “With the verdict of the court these individuals were sentenced to 6 months in prison, 74 lashed each and being paraded and brandished in various areas around town.”

In the midst of the political tumult of the regime a number of Iranian oil experts, left Iran. MEHR, the regime-run news agency reported: “During recent weeks several of the petroleum experts from various oil companies such as Pars Optimum Tuning Fuel, oil and Gas. The fact that the Ministry of Oil does not enjoy the leadership of a qualified minister has led many of the projects that were being researched and developed to fold and collapse, leaving the employees wandering and dismayed with no choice but to emigrate.”

Three people executed for raping an Islamic a novitiate seminarian

According to the regime-run newspaper, IRAN, 3 imprisoned Kermanshahi youths Eunis, Hossein and Ruhollah who had worked as haulers were found guilty of “molesting the dignity of a 19 year old” and were executed by hanging at the Deezelabad prison, in the city of Kermanshah at midnight on Friday, Nov. 18th.

This newspaper has not offered more information regarding this item however a while back, KAYHAN, the official regime newspaper reported of a scuffle between 3 men and a 19 year old seminarian.

The item viciously read: “When a group of hoodlums and misfits(from Kermanshah who found their debate with an enlightened young regarding the value of Islam, impotent, they raped him out of their frustration. However Allah does not abandon it’s obedient children and in the name of these soldiers, strikes down and smites their violators.”

Provided by Iran Press News

Update November 24th
ISRAELINSIDER: ISRAEL THINK TANK: IRAN PLAYING FOR TIME ON NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT
(no surprise here but still frightening - Atlas)
The European Union has agreed to give Iran more time to negotiate on its nuclear program in a move that postpones taking Tehran to the UN Security Council for violating non-proliferation safeguards here. [These guys are suicidal -lunatics, Atlas]

And more breaking developments fom Regime Change Iran: 

ABC News reported that Iran has built, with the help of North Korea, dozens of underground tunnels and facilities for the construction of nuclear-capable missiles.

Sounds like more proof of President Bush's axis of evil - Atlas

Newsweek reported on this week's Iran/Iraq memorandum of understanding to cooperate on sensitive intelligence-sharing matters.

and now for a brief glimpse at their neighbor Israel;

Israeli pulmonary imaging technology lets you breathe easier    
'This is the first completely novel medical technology in the world in the last 30 years,' says the CEO of Deep Breeze Medical, which has developed a breakthrough non-invasive pulmonary imaging technology that helps clinicians diagnose, assess and treat various respiratory conditions ranging from asthma to emphysema. Come learn about the biggest thing since the ultrasound. More...
 
Global Democracy | High-level dialogue strengthens US-Israel relationship   
Current and former US leaders and policy makers participated last week in events marking the 10th anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. But the visits had another focus that brought them beyond ceremony: a dialogue on shared concerns aimed at deepening the relationship between the US and Israel. More...
 
Technology | Israeli sensor technology understands time differently   
Nexense's super-sensor technology is being customized by companies like Timex, General Electric and the Sealy Corporation to create products which can help notify a family member if a loved one is in distress, or reduce loss of sleep due to snoring - the secret is all in the measurement. Coming soon to a mattress near you. More...
 
Profiles | Stepping out with Ivri Lider   
A testament to the country's progressive cultural diversity, Israel's pop prince Ivri Lider is a star who happens to be gay - not a gay star. With gold albums, sold out concerts and chart-topping film scores to his credit, the talented Lider is also making a name for himself in North America.  More...
 
Culture | Turning olive oil into an olive branch   
The burgeoning olive oil industry in Israel is creating cooperation and partnerships between Jews, Moslems, Christians and Druse who share a passion for growing olives and making olive oil - an endeavor that is both a centuries-old tradition and big business. More...

Global Democracy | Israel and Georgia create a peach of a business environment

Culture | American and Israeli students show that all the world's a stage

Technology |Getting your MBA - the Israeli way

Global Democracy | Women leaders gather in Israel to combat crime of trafficking

Technology | Weizmann Institute chosen world's top university for life scientists

Health | Israeli vaccine could provide universal answer to flu epidemics

Technology | Israeli 'clean' solution insures drinking water is disinfected

Israel's humanitarian rescue missions abroad

Israel's high tech frontier

A Jerusalem mosaic
Amos Kamil
Hospital emergency rooms are the great equalizer of Israeli society.

The annual 'once in a lifetime' experience
Azriel Ganz
Discovering Israel via the 'Wheels of Love' charity bike ride for the Alyn Hospital.

Take responsibility for the world's poor
Einat Wilf
Israel has an opportunity to play an important role in eradicating poverty.

And did you know the Weizmann Institute of Science has been voted the best university in the world for life scientists to conduct research?

Sad how Israel must justify her right to exist. - Atlas

November 24th: Israeli PM Ariel Sharon chooses Kadima, Hebrew for forward, as his new party's name. Sharon's new party to meet in Tel Aviv

Israel Emerges as the Go-To Country for Anti-Terrorism Technologies - Susan Karlin
Israel, by necessity, has become the hotbed for counterterrorism research. Innovating well out of proportion to its size, Israel has spawned companies selling guns that shoot around corners, software that translates dog barks into English-language warnings, and lasers that can detect explosives from 100 feet away. Working their way through labs now are intelligent robotic cameras, and nanolasers and nuclear resonance imagers to detect chemical and bioweapons.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Viva La Jooooos: Israelis Developing Alternatives to Arab Oil

My money is Israel.........Exxon, Sunoco, Shell PAY ATTENTON!

Israelis Developing Alternatives to Arab Oil
By Ezra HaLevi

An Israeli inventor and company are trying to use garbage and leftover olive pulp from olive-oil factories, respectively, to replace oil in providing fuel and electricity to the Jewish State.


From one ton of garbage, half a ton of oil, 300 kg of gas or 150 kg of green coal, from which electricity is produced, can be extracted, according to inventor Dr. Sergei Rosenberg.

Read it all over at Arutz Sheva here

The Jews are just like everyone else-----only more so.   Anon

UPDATE: Loving the rabbis;

Local rabbis help stop anti-Semitic TV show
The Jewish Advocate
Tue, 08 Nov 2005
A letter to Jordanian King Abdullah II signed by 24 prominent American rabbis, including four from the Greater Boston area, resulted in last week’s cancellation of an anti-Semitic program being featured on Jordanian TV. The program was a Syrian-made series called “The Diaspora.”

Sunday, November 06, 2005

G-d Love Israel: Ancient Church Found In Israel

Ancient Church Found In IsraelOldest_church
CBS News

Israeli archaeologists said they have discovered what may be the oldest Christian church in the Holy Land on the grounds of a prison near the biblical site of Armageddon.

The Israeli Antiquities Authority said the ruins are believed to date back to the third or fourth centuries and include references to Jesus and images of fish, an ancient Christian symbol.
 Israeli prisoners clean a section of a Christian mosaic floor dating to the third or fourth century A.D. in the compound of the Megiddo prison in northern Israel Sunday, Nov. 6.  (AP)

How I admire the respect and deference the Israelis pay to all religions. This is in direct oppostion to Radical Muslims that deface churches and any and all objects of religious reverence that are not Islamic.

Monday, October 31, 2005

The Week in Israel vs The Week in Iran

Update: 11/02/05

Regime Change Iran reports; "How Dangerous is Iran?" - Full text of the Cicero article on Iran

Winds of Change: Here is the full English text of the recent Cicero article on Iran as provided by the brave men and women of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) A few excerpts of this must read article:

The author of this article was able to look at a list of the holy killers who have found safe refuge in Iran. The list reads like the Who's Who of global jihad, with close to 25 high-ranking leadership cadres of Al-Qaida -- planners, organizers, and ideologues of the jihad from Egypt, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, North Africa, and Europe. Right at the top in the Al-Qaida hierarchy: three of Usama Bin Ladin's sons, Saad, Mohammad, and Othman. Al-Qaida spokesman Abu Ghaib enjoys Iranian protection, as does Abu Dagana al-Alemani (known as the German), who coordinates cooperation of the various jihadist networks throughout the world from Iran. They live in secure housing of the Revolutionary Guard in and around Tehran . "This is not prison or house arrest," is the conclusion of a high-ranking intelligence officer. "They are free to do as they please." ... For years, according to the findings of Middle Eastern and Western intelligence services, Iranian intelligence services have already worked together repeatedly with Sunni jihad organizations of Al-Qaida. "As an Islamist, I go to the Saudis to get money the Jordanian GID man outlines the current practice of Islamist holy warriors. "When I need weapons, logistical support, or military terrorist training and equipment, I go to the Iranians." ...

The practical consequences of this answer make Western intelligence services shudder: "If anyone, the United States or even Israel, gets the idea to bomb the Iranian nuclear weapons program back 10 years into the past, then God help us says a Western intelligence officer. "Then the Mullahs will unleash their guard dogs worldwide. They will equip and support all Shiite terrorist networks with the Sunni networks globally, that is, with everything that they have. For us it would be the ultimate worst-case scenario, one for which we are not prepared." READ MORE

 

This is the author and publication that was raided by the German authorities earlier this year for publishing classified German intelligence information. It is credible. A definite must read. It needs to be widely read.

 UPDATE: 11/02/05: "Shari'a Punishment" Photos Misattributed
hat tip LGF

According to my original source,

Note: There have been questions as to what exactly is occuring in these photos. I have attempted to contact the original source and will post all updates on Bareknucklepolitics.com..........

UPDATE: More here:

I have been investigating the photos of the Iranian boy and the truck.  I have confirmed it to be a performance, a stunt.  This information is directly from the the Peykeiran News service, the initial publisher of the picture.
 
 
Here is the complete email exchange from yesterday and today.  It unequivocally states that it was photographed as a stunt, performed many times for bread.  Perhaps there was an early mistranslation of what was going on, converting the story to "stealing bread."  I tried for hours to translate the Farsi while waiting for a response from Iran. 

 

So this is what? A PSA for Vocational training? Although I was surprised, I was under the impression they cut off hands for stealing.

THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE A SOFTENING IN PUNISHMENTS.
Bottom line: Punishment, stunt, whatever. it's child abuse. Sorry fellas it's still a horror to me

Iran: Israel is a scar on the United Nations, a terrorist country

UPDATE 10/31/05: 8 Year Old Iranian Boy [previously thought to be -Atlas] caught stealing bread......

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Boy_stealing_bread_3 Boy_stealing_bread_4
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hat tip: Spider Boris     Bare Knuckle Politics

The Iran-al Qaeda Axis> Peter Brookes

The most immediate threat Iran poses to American national security isn't its nuclear (weapons) program. It's the safe haven Tehran is giving al Qaeda terrorists, who are planning and directing jihad across the globe.

If the United States and its allies in the War on Terror don't take firm action against Iranian support to al Qaeda, the price in blood and treasure attributable to Osama bin Laden's killers - in Iraq and elsewhere - will continue to soar.

Iran had a busy busy week

Tehran, Oct. 30 – Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the latest cabinet meeting in the Iranian capital that “if we were permitted to hang two or three persons, the problems with the stock exchange would be solved for ever”, according to a Tehran-based newspaper.

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Dive desk.
Removed previous photo in question. Above photo is authentic here

Tehran "Bounty" for Rocket Attack on Israel from West Bank - Uzi Mahnaimi
Iran has promised a reward of $10,000 to Islamic Jihad if the militant group launches rockets from the West Bank towards Tel Aviv, a senior Palestinian intelligence official said last week. Speaking in his Ramallah office, the official produced a fat wad of $100 notes which he said had been confiscated from a pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad activist. The money was said to have gone from Iran to Damascus

High Tribunal of the regime sentences Shahla Jahed to death

 

According to a report from the regime-run newspaper IRAN, 5 judges from branch 15 of the Council of Assessment who investigated the murder charges in a unanimous vote found Shahla Jahed  guilty. In the last stages of the judicial process, the council of assessment confirmed that Jahed would be hung. BBC

hat tip: Iran Press News


The people of Mahaabad protest the execution sentence of a local youth

>The Society of Political Prisoners in Exile

 

Based on reports from the town of Mahaabad (Province of Kurdistan) thousands of locals starting from noon on Tuesday, Oct. 25th poured into the streets of this town, honking their car horns and shouting, expressed their rage at the execution sentence imposed on local youth, Mustafa Rasoulinia who was arrested in the summer clashes between the people of Kurdistan with the disciplinary forces of the regime. People rioted in Esteqlaal Square and the surrounding streets. People from other parts of town joined the crowd that had already gathered at Hasanzadeh School and took the protest from neighborhood to neighborhood.

The regime has blamed the murder of one of the regime's disciplinary officers on the Mahaabadi youth and therefore sentenced him to death. The young man rejected the charges during his trial and said that he had been severely tortured by his captors and was pressured into making a confession.

Hat tip Iran Press News

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Female Iranian militia.

Iran won't return to nuclear freeze: Ahmadinejad<

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Iranian President calls for death to Israel and America (see post below)

<What Iran desires is a nuclear weapon--the better to threaten and annihilate the impious in the West and in Iran's neighborhood. Iran declares its anti-Western ambitions stridently. At an official parade in 2004, Iran flaunted a missile draped with a banner declaring that: "We will crush America under our feet." (Its leaders, moreover, have for years repeated the demand that "Israel must be wiped off the map.")

IRAN FATWAH! Crackdown on  Store Mannequins

Israel had an even busier week;

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Bill Gates - Israel is a high tech superpower   
During his lightning visit last week, legendary Microsoft chairman Bill Gates called Israel a major player in the high tech world, and praised the country's collective commitment to research and education. He even went one step further by meeting with 45 Israeli 'whiz kids' who have been participating in a Microsoft-sponsored advanced high school computer studies program, which prepares the high tech leaders of tomorrow. More...
 
Health | Scoping out a clearer future for AMD sufferers    
The Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT), invented by Israeli doctor Isaac Lipshitz is offering hope to the eight million Americans who suffer vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration, known as AMD. In clinical trials, VisionCare's revolutionary device drastically improved the vision of almost 200 patients, with the results paving the way for its imminent FDA approval. More...
 
Technology | Israeli technology facilitates extensive clinical study in Mali   
The Israeli-developed Hygiea software system has the potential to speed up the process of clinical trials for diagnostics, vaccines and drugs. The University of Maryland's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) recently deployed the system in Mali, Africa where large scale epidemiological research is uncovering health trends and impact of new vaccines introduced to the impoverished country's infants. As a result of utilizing this exciting new tool, health care solutions could reach the market more quickly, benefiting millions of children and adults worldwide More...
 
Profiles | Israeli designer Yigal Azrouel follows his passion   
Israeli born-and-bred designer Yigal Azrouel has been taking the fashion world by storm. Everyone from Natalie Portman to Sarah Jessica Parker to Lenny Kravitz has been spotted in his designs, which have been featured magazines like Vogue, Interview, and Harper's Bazaar and are showcased in his boutiques around the world. He has no formal training in fashion - his success is a product of his inborn talent and his upbringing, which fostered his sense of independence, confidence and willingness to follow his own unique vision. More...
 
Global Democracy | Women leaders gather in Israel to combat crime of trafficking   
Israel was recently the meeting ground for more than 50 women leaders from around the world - including ministers, members of parliament, judges, representatives of the World Bank, and UN agency officials - who gathered to address a host of common concerns, including a problem that is becoming a world-wide plague: trafficking in human beings. They discussed their common struggle against the crime that Israel is fighting in an increasingly aggressive fashion. More...
 
Culture | Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian DJs create bridge for peace

Health | Children with ADHD may need sleep, Israeli study finds

Health | Pfizer puts funds behind team of Israeli all-star scientists to change traditional diabetes research

Global Democracy | Israel's developmentally disabled receive a loving home

Culture | The 'Chicago Bulls of Israel' invade North America

Health | Israeli device increases rate of hip fracture recovery

Culture | Israelis sing it in fluent English

more at ISRAEL21c

 

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

And now for some GREAT (unmanufactured) NEWS but then again it's not all good

Dispatch from the Front Line - Martin Peretz
The decline in terrorist acts can be traced to the checkpoints, the fence, and theRejoice2800x600 information provided by collaborators. The checkpoints inside the territories impede the movement of terrorists. The fence precludes them from entering Israeli territory. The collaborators provide information on who is planning what and when. The number of suicide bombings prevented by the Shin Bet, the Israeli domestic security service, or the IDF thanks to information provided by paid or afraid collaborators goes into the hundreds. Thousands of Israeli lives have thus been saved.
the downside;
From the standpoint of Israel's security, any piece of territory awarded to the PA is a forfeiture of significant military intelligence about the planned death of Israelis. (New Republic)

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

This Week in IRAN vs. This Week in ISRAEL

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IRAN

Regime's disciplinary forces set to confront celebrants

IRNA, the regime's news agency reports that the disciplinary forces of the regime's central intelligence issued a statement today, stating that: "As of Monday, these forces will meet very forcefully with wedding parties or any sort of celebration, that is disturbing and impinging on society's order and calm." The bulletin also read: "Certain people in their celebrations, immorally and degenerately block traffic (wedding processions) and disturb the peace of our compatriots; these people will be strongly dealt with.”

Khamnei: "These 'goods' will have to remain in their wrapping"

Mullah Khamnei specified, in a speech broadcast by ILNA, one of the regime's many media outlets, that men are superior to women. While referring to women as "goods" or "commodities", he stated: "Women's hijab must be much more severe than those of men's. Why? Because nature and women’s softness was at the core of 'creation' and IF we do not want society to lead to corruption and degenerate, we must keep these "goods" in their wrapping."

Khamnei continued: "Women are inadequate and excitable creatures; not that women have no rights but women are problematic. They go through child-birth, breast-feeding and then there's their delicate physique and feeble spirits; they cannot enter into every arena because they simply are not capable of dealing with conflict."

The Islamic regime's agents involved in drug smuggling

ILNA reports that one of the representatives of the Social Commission of the Islamic Assembly has confessed that dozens of people, who are directly related to the regime, are caught everyday on charges of drug smuggling. Said representative stated that under the circumstances and without a shadow of a doubt, due to the rampancy of the "deals," it is impossible to continue such activities had the perpetrators not had the blessing of the regime's authorities.

Mohammad Abbasspour said that based on research, 20 to 30 people who are regime insiders, are identified on a daily basis for importing and distribution inside the country. He added that the disciplinary forces, prison affairs and quarantine type jobs, as well as the Narcotics trafficking squad, are, for example, areas that can be influenced and infiltrated and it is mainly within those groups where the traffickers are generally identified.

Abbasspour stated that: "the addiction rate of prisoners and huge drug racket inside prisons is not in any shape or form conducted either by the prisoners themselves or their families (!), therefore it has become clear that the culprits are none other than the influential people within the regime who are key, here. For instance, how can passangers importing psychotropic drugs from The Netherlands or Denmark, get away with it, without the direct involvement of 'authorities' who are influential in the management of airline companies?"

60% of 30 to 49 year olds in Iran live in total poverty

The World Bank announced in a report that under the rule of the Mullahs, 60% of Iranians between the ages of 30 and 49 live in total poverty. Based on this report, in Iran, more than 1.3 million people earn less than $1 a day.

Pharmaceutics mafia inside the regime's Ministry of Health

The Executive Director of the Islamic regime’s society for the protection of Kidney disease patients said that a pharmaceutics drug mafia ring has been formed within the regime's Ministry of Health; these are people who are in the higher management and executive divisions of the Ministry who are conspiring with elements outside the Ministry.

Mustafa Qassemi said: "Unfortunately at present the pharmaceutical drugs that are being imported are generally and often, the lowest of quality and have even been discarded by the countries producing these."

The abundant oil revenues of the corrupt circles of the Regime

Transparency International (http://www.transparency.org/) has warned oil-exporting countries that the abundance of their last two years of oil revenues can lead to economic corruption in their respective countries. This organization also declared that the increase in said revenues could make it difficult to transparently determine the overheads and income from oil and energy industries of such countries.

Based on this report, while the abundant oil revenues has lead to uncontrollable economic corruption, the unprecedented worldwide increase in the price of crude oil in the recent months will have also undoubtedly increased the already rampant malfeasance and embezzlement. This report also states that the steady daily price increase of crude oil in the world market has raised the level of excess in greedy and avaricious characters (i.e. The Mullahs) with access to such gains.

Missiles launched from Southern Lebanon into Israel were made by the Islamic Republic of Iran

Based on reports from news sources in Lebanon, the missiles that were launched on Friday (Aug. 26th) from Southern Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist factions into Israel, were the FAJR 3 rockets that are built specifically by the Islamic Republic of Iran. These 240-millimeter caliber missiles that are 5 meters in length and weigh 400 kilograms covers a 43-kilometer range. Launched from the Lebanese border, they can easily reach the city of Haifa in Northern Israel.

This Hezbollah terrorist splinter group, which is entirely under the command of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is in possession of 13000 long-range rockets and missiles.

hat tip:Busy bee

ISRAEL

Intel's new chip design developed in Israel   
Get ready for even faster computers. Intel has unveiled its next generation micro-architecture, a multi-core processor which was completely developed at its facilities in Israel. According to top analysts, the Israeli design approach is sweeping through Intel, making them the company's pre-eminent architects. More...
 
Global Democracy | US and Israel celebrate 20 years of free trade   
Twenty years and nearly $400 billion later, the US-Israel free trade pact is flourishing. Thanks to the bilateral trade agreement, Jaffa oranges have been replaced by other Israeli exports like computer chips and life-saving diagnostic tools that benefit the health and welfare of Americans. More...
 
Health | Israeli biotech leader asked by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to develop treatment   
The Israeli biotechnology company Predix is already working on novel drugs for depression and Alzheimer's in the pipeline. Now the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has turned to them to develop potential treatments for this debilitating genetic disease that affects 30,000 Americans. More...
 
Technology | Predicting how you're going to shop online   
A researcher at IBM Israel has combined algorithms from the field of data mining, operations research and artificial intelligence with economics in order to predict how online shoppers will behave over time. The results will enable companies to offer better service and reap even more revenue. More...
 
Profiles | A graceful bender of metal    
Through her uniquely metal sculptures, Orna Ben-Ami tries to tell the story of Israel, the Jewish people and the experience being of an Israeli woman. Her work is currently on display at UN headquarters, where it is representing Israel at an exhibit to mark the organization's 60th anniversary. More...


Israeli success in curbing Hepatitis A to be model for other countries

Israel's 'Accordion Pill' unfolds according to plan -

Using the secrets of the brain to promote scientific cooperation

Israeli breakthrough - Frozen ovarian tissue transplant reverses infertility

Israeli researchers bring nanotechnologies to life

Israeli researchers coax liver cells to produce insulin

Israeli breakthrough: Cholesterol drugs reduce risk of cancer -

Israeli technology unmasks Internet scam artists

Israeli device goes straight to the bone

Investors converge on Israel for bio-technology meet -

California VCs look to Israel for the next big thing

Israeli 'baseball' camera spies out terrorists

Israel lauded for pioneering work in VoIP

Israeli discovers way to breathe underwater without oxygen tanks

and thats just a few of the contributions Israel has made to humanity over the past couple of months

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

GAZA WITHDRAWAl: "I'va Made a Deal with the Americans

And so it was said by Sharon and so it is what we will believe.

in an interview with the daily newspaper Yediot Ahronot, Ariel Sharon gave aGaza_2_2 strikingly succinct explanation of his diplomacy. "I've reached a deal with the Americans," he said. "I prefer a deal with the Americans to a deal with the Arabs."

There it is. So let's move forward and see what great can be accomplished.

 While Arab World Delights as Evictions Edge Nearer, the Arab world reacted with ill-disguised glee as Israeli soldiers confronted Jewish settlers. Al-Jazeera carried non-stop coverage of Israeli settlers weeping and waiting for the inevitable.

At the same time Israel will expect quid pro quo from the rest of the world. Israel Calls for End to Hostility at United Nations -( Bill Rigby)  Gaza  should put an end to UN hostility against Israel, Israeli UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman said on Monday. The comments echoed previous calls by Israel and the U.S. to halt the litany of anti-Israel resolutions passed by the UN General Assembly each year and dismantle the extensive bureaucracy built up around the Palestinian cause. "We hope we will see a more positive and a less combative General Assembly, recognizing that something dramatic, historic has happened," said Gillerman. (Reuters)

Frankly I see it all in Gillerman's take on it

Defense Minister Mofaz: Israel's Interests After Disengagement - A Jewish Majority with Defensible Borders
Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Monday: "The State of Israel is hereby carrying out a unilateral step, however coordinated it may be. Israel must defend its security interests, which primarily are to have a Jewish state with a Jewish majority, defensible borders, and strategic depth, and to make every possible effort to strive for peace."

Obviously Hamas aka Iran doesn't. Hamas: Pullout Beginning of Israel's End
The implementation of the disengagement plan marks "the beginning of the end for Israel," Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal told the London-based al-Hayat newspaper Tuesday. "It is unthinkable that our people will renounce the resistance, which made the enemy retreat,"

Look, if that's not a call for all out war, I don't know what is. At some point, the gloves come off, with America's blessing of course.

Monday, August 15, 2005

I know what the Bible means when it says "woe to those who call evil good and good, evil..."

  • Gaza_burningIsrael Closes Gaza Strip to Israelis as Disengagement Starts
    Israel's defense forces shut the Gaza Strip to Israelis at midnight Sunday as the government started the final phase of its withdrawal from the area, an army statement said. For the next two days, Israeli forces will go house-to-house and ask residents who have stayed past the deadline to evacuate peacefully. After that, the military and police will begin removing remaining settlers forcefully
  • Photo:  A house belonging to Yakov Mazaltarin, top, burns yesterday as he and another man prepare to leave their home near the Jewish settlement of Rafiah Yam in the southern Gaza Strip. Mazaltarin said he refused to see his property in the hands of Palestinian Arabs. David Guttenfelder / AP

  • Hamas Chiefs Insist Fight Goes OnHamas_heil
    Hamas leaders made a rare public appearance together Saturday in Gaza to assert the Palestinian militant group's right to continue its armed campaign against Israel. "Hamas confirms it is committed to armed resistance," Ismail Haniya said. The Hamas leaders positioned themselves in front of their green flag and draped themselves in the group's color, defying PA officials, who said on Friday that only the Palestinian flag should be used to celebrate Israel's withdrawal
  • Monday, July 25, 2005

    What is Iran up today? Murdering Gay Teens, Journalists while Israel works for Mankind

    While the world condemns Israel, let's see what Iran was up to this week.................

    Iran's Ebadi says reporter was deliberately killed
    Reuters via Yahoo! News Mon, 25 Jul 2005 8:26 AM PDT
    Lawyers representing the family of a Canadian photographer who died in custody in Iran said on Monday she was deliberately killed and demanded an impartial court retry the case.

    Iran reports torture, rights abuses in its prisonsIran_killing2_1
    USA Today Sun, 24 Jul 2005 2:48 PM PDT
    An unprecedented report resulting from a judicial investigation found widespread human rights violations and torture in Iran's prisons, the state-run media reported Sunday. Iran's constitution forbids torture and the nation has previously denied its use.

    Iran not to extend Afghan repatriation plan
    Payvand Iran News Mon, 25 Jul 2005 8:02 AM PDT
    Director General of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) Ahmad Hosseini said in Tehran on Monday that Iran does not intend to extend the Afghan repatriation plan. Speaking to reporters, he added that according to the Geneva agreement, by the end of current Iranian year (March 20) the residence permit of Afghan refugees residing in Iran will have expired. 

     IRAN: Activists condemn execution of gay teens
    IRIN Mon, 25 Jul 2005 7:04 AM PDT
    ANKARA, 25 Jul 2005 (IRIN) - Human rights groups the world over have strongly condemned the recent execution of two gay teenagers in northeastern Iran.

    vs. what Israel was up to this week;


    http://www.israel21c.org/link.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1047&enZone=ProfilesIsrael's real-life CSI sleuth
    At the forefront of the worldwide fight against criminal and terrorist activity is Professor Yossi Almog, an Israeli scientist who has collaborated extensively with the US Secret Service and the FBI. He is now about to receive the top international forensic award for his outstanding achievements.

    http://www.israel21c.org/link.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1048&enZone=HealthIsraeli success in curbing Hepatitis A to be model for other countries
    Israel's decision to be the first nation in the world to offer Hepatitis A vaccinations to all of its toddlers has paid off tremendously, with a stunning drop in the incidence of the disease. The unique program is quickly becoming a model for other countries interested in eliminating the disease.

    http://www.israel21c.org/link.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1049&enZone=TechnologySolving a problem in the blink of an eye
    Children with 'lazy eye' can say goodbye to uncomfortable patches. OphthoCare has developed unique eyeglasses which function like an electronic shutter. Approved by the FDA, the glasses are likely to revolutionize the treatment of amblyopia, a condition which affects about 5% of American children.

    http://www.israel21c.org/link.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1050&enZone=CultureIsraeli project connects the performing and the video arts
    A one-of-a-kind philanthropic project called the Jerusalem Center for Performing Arts marries the arts, business and technology for the benefit of all by stimulating actors, directors and computer programmers into creating a unique theater experience.

    http://www.israel21c.org/link.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1051&enZone=DemocracyA new ER for Israel's wildlife
    Israel's first hospital for non-domestic animals has opened its doors at the Ramat Gan Safari. According to its director, Dr. Igal Horowitz, the primary goal of the facility is to bring the wounded animals back to their natural habitat.

    http://www.israel21c.org/link.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1043&enZone=DemocracyA Rocky Mountain high for Israeli rescue unit
    Israel's Negev Highlands Rescue Team provided a breath of desert air to Colorado's Front Range Rescue Team during recent joint rescue and search exercises in the Rocky Mountains, in which the two units exchanged ideas, shared techniques, and developed a mutual admiration society.

    http://www.israel21c.org/link.jsp?enDispWho=Articles^l1044&enZone=ProfilesIsraeli research shows it's the voice - not the eyes - that is the window to the soul
    Using a unique tool for analyzing the human voice, Israeli researchers Dr. Yoram Levanon and Dr. Lan Lossos are able to outline the speaker's basic personality, likes and dislikes. Its potential for everything from disease diagnosis to telemarketing aids is just beginning to be explored.
      

    Sunday, June 26, 2005

    'My dream was to be a suicide bomber. I wanted to kill 20, 50 Jews. Yes, even babies'

    This is what we are up against, this is what we are attempting to reason with, negotiate with, "make whole"....................it aint good. I ran a piece on this human filth earlier in the week focusing on how the enemy exploits the kindness of Israeli society to commit acts of terror, and how that startling revelation is virtually ignored by the MSM.
    In this article meet the lowlife behind the evil............

    'My dream was to be a suicide bomber. I wanted to kill 20, 50 Jews. Yes, even babies'
    By Manuela Dviri in Tel Aviv

    When a soldier asked her to remove her long, dark cloak, she turned to face him. All her movements were taped by the military surveillance camera at the checkpoint: calmly, deliberately, she took off her clothing, item by item, until she looked like any normal young woman in T-shirt and jeans. It was then that she tried to set off the belt containing 20lb of explosives hidden beneath her trousers. To her horror, she did not succeed. Desperate, she clawed at her face, screaming. She was still alive, she realised. She had failed her martyrdom mission.

    That afternoon, on June 21, the 21-year-old, Wafa Samir al-Biss, was brought before the press by Israeli intelligence. Her neck and hands were covered with scars caused by a kitchen gas explosion six months earlier. The ugly scars - which had been treated in a hospital in Israel - had probably helped turn her into the perfect would-be huriia (virgin), the ideal martyr, since they would make it difficult for her to find a suitable husband.

    According to the Israeli doctor who attended Wafa at the Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, she received blood transfusions during her treatment. "I told her, with a laugh, that now she has Jewish blood in her veins," he said, adding sadly that she had "seemed so nice - we got a lovely thank you letter from her family.''

    Wafa had been sent on her mission by the Abu Rish Brigade, the small militant faction with links to Fatah. She did not, she said later, regret it, though she stressed that her decision had had nothing to do with her scarring. "My dream was to be a martyr. I believe in death," she said. "Today I wanted to blow myself up in a hospital, maybe even in the one in which I was treated. But since lots of Arabs come to be treated there, I decided I would go to another, maybe the Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv. I wanted to kill 20, 50 Jews …''

    hat tip Ms.Mordin

     

    Monday, June 06, 2005

    The 411 on East Jerusalem

    For those of you confused by all the Arab rhetoric regarding the true ethnicity of  East Jerusalem; here are the hard cold facts.......you go on from there

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    In a separate misrepresentation, the reporter describes eastern Jerusalem as "traditionally Arab," which is a common, though incomplete description. While there is certainly an Arab tradition in the eastern portion of the city, the Jewish tradition is equally (if not more) worthy of mention. There has been a Jewish presence in eastern Jerusalem for thousands of years. The City of David, the ancient Jewish Quarter, the 2000 year old Jewish cemetery on the Mt. of Olives, and institutions such as Hadassah Hospital and Hebrew University are all in eastern Jerusalem. The Temple Mount and Western Wall, Judaism’s most sacred religious sites, are located in eastern Jerusalem. 
     
    During the 1948 war, the Jordanians killed or expelled all the Jews who had been living in eastern Jerusalem. For 19 years, until the city was reunited after the 1967 Six Day War, there were no Jews in eastern Jerusalem. This lack of Jews was an exception and certainly not a long historical tradition.
     
    And while today there is parity population-wise in the eastern part of the city, this area has a long tradition of Jewish plurality. Reforms that came with Egyptian rule over Jerusalem in 1831, and continued with the Ottoman reconquest in 1840, improved the status of non-Muslims and allowed the Jews to become the largest religious group in Jerusalem . Thus, according to Yehoshua Ben-Arieh, "In the second half of the nineteenth century and at the end of that century, Jews comprised the majority of the population of the Old City ..." (Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century). Martin Gilbert states that in 1838 there were 6,000 Jews in Jerusalem, compared to 5,000 Muslims and 3,000 Christians (Jerusalem: Rebirth of a City). Encyclopaedia Britannica of 1853 "assessed the Jewish population of Jerusalem in 1844 at 7,120, making them the biggest single religious group in the city" (Terence Prittie, Whose Jerusalem). Until about 1860, Jerusalem residents lived almost exclusively within the walls of the Old City, in eastern Jerusalem.

    hat tip Camera

    Sunday, June 05, 2005

    Miracle on 5th Avenue......LONG LIVE ISRAEL

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    a sea of blue and white, my heart sang.......could this ever happen in Eurabia?
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    our Irish brethren
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    and their spectacular bagpipes
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    plenty of orange balloons and disengagement haters (no surprise there)

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    FDNY, yeah baby!
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    Atlas and Co...........in our Solomon Schecter Hebrew Day School Garb
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    an affectionate sentiment from the Bloomberg camp, not my favorite RINO but at least he was there walking the walk, talking the talk, as was Hillary (see below), Gifford, Weiner (loathe his lefty positions but he is very good on academic integrity and Title VI reform), and CHUCK SCHUMER stayed in his car the WHOLE TIME (as one of my kids said "he didn't even open the window!) . He had some gofer holding a sign saying "meet Chuck Schumer",  ridiculous really.

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    the Shofar!
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    and now for the BEST news
    the LOSERS did not come out from under their rocks.
    very little Pali activity (that was a first for me and I have been to a few of these), I think they are afraid of getting their pic snapped and having some FBI file created on them (just a guess). The self hating religious jews were there screaming "SHAME ON YOU", to which i replied "no, no, Shame on you!" And then the sweet delicious NYPD asked me nicely not to incite and so I moved on.............

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    Img_0078 and of course no parade for Israel would be complete without the good ole Jewhater

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    It was a GREAT DAY TO BE ALIVE
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    Salute to Israel Parade

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    Hey guys, miss me? Yah - miss you too.................ran into town yesterday en famille to march in today's Salute to Israel Parade up 5th Avenue.......so posting has been light (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, rickshawing around town........rock my world)

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    I will report all, expect the same vile disgusting Pali, Jewhating protesters in front of the Plaza Hotel (soon to be Condos). They are not vile becasue they are Palis, but if you saw the way they spit at us and called us names you'd vomit. Not to worry, I am tres fabulous and give it as good as I get it. I keep screaming JEWKILLER! JEWHATER! JEWKILLER! "MODERN ARGUMENT AGE OLD HATE"!

    As I said not to worry, I am all over it, you'd be proud. Promise a full report tonight ..........pics and all!

    Monday, May 23, 2005

    Ok, I was Wrong........AIPAC ROCKS!

    Yes yes I can happily admit I was wrong. Great Great Great! This conference is all that and a bag of chips.
    The day kicked off at the conference center to see Condi Rice. Sat nect to Iranian chap, Shayan, who gave me an earful of events on the ground in Iran.
    He had an interesting take on the mullahs hunger for nuclear bombs. He described an Iranian  population of 70-75% under 35 years of age. A young population dying to be free. Demonstration daily across the country risking their lives to speak out.
    The mullahs want nukes to guarantee  their "free hand internally, much like North Korea". Shayan insists the the US must assist the revolutionary forces now, time if of the essense (Ricahrd Perle said much the same thing later in the afternoon). Shayan's disdain for Jimmy Carter's were as viceral as mine are . He said that "Carter practically forced the Shah out [leading to all of our current problems] after 30 years of close US ties. And it was never easy to be pro America, it was a much easier path to be Anti-American in the Middle East but the Shah was a stalwart supporter (and look how we thanked him). Shayan still has family there. Visit Shayans site The Constitutionalist  Party of Iran.  There are chapters of this wonderful organization all over the world (one just oped in Israel!)

    There were a number of speakers before Condi but Professor Ruth Gaviosn, Professor of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was the most moving, inspirational, insightful.  I could have listened to her all day............."Points Dont Stay Proven, Battles Dont Stay Won". It is magic to hear an articulate knowledgeable person speak clealry and concisely to the basic right of Israel to live.

    Condi spoke. She is the word. She "gets" it and when she asks why are the ONLY democracies in the Middle East are taking place in occupied countries [ie Israel, Iraq]? ---it gives great pause. The thing I found most reassuring was that she is not wavering. When she says Israel has no greater freind that the US and that the Palis must disarm the terrorist before we can go forward, I  exhale.

    Next up as I was departing for a breather, Philippe Karsenty grabbed my ear. Karsent is the President of Premeier Agence de Notation des Medias (Media-Ratings_. A French Jew --Hooha!. Mr. Karsenty was responsible for exposing the hoaz of the Al Dura. The depth and breadth of the scandal of Al Dura is frightening. He gave me all the paperwork and then ran upstairs to get the DVD to actually show me how the whole shooting of the the ali father and the son by the Israeli soldiers were staged and manufactured. It was sickening. Maybe someone will be able to instruct me as to how throw this DVD online once I get back to New York. YOU MUST SEE THIS TO UNDERSTAND HOW FAT THE ENEEMY WILL GO TO ADVANCE THEIR JEWHATING AGENDA.  It is beyond.
    Mr Karsenty's story needs to be told...............on the front pages of world newspapers. But no one in the Mainstream media or the alphabets will report real news anymore.

    From the Karsenty grabbed me and took me over to see a discussion between Richard Peele (who I met and chatted with about - you guessed it- the blogosphere),  Dan Senor,...............oops I am late for Sharansky book signing!
    Check back later

    A Brief Brief: AIPAC 2005

    Hey loved ones, flew into DC to cover the AIPAC conference. Best part? Chillin  with Natan Sharansky at the airport (same plane- woo hoo). That made this trip worth everything. Will post pics when I hit New York, dont have my equipment. He loved that I got Rachel Fish to speak at the 8th grad graduation of the daughters school.

    Worst part - eveything else. Talking to the converted, not instructing how to get the grass rootsDeanscream the unwashed (subsequently showered) to get involved. Not one word spoken about the blogosphere, Israel's greatest friend. Walked out on last night's speaker Howard Dean. I am ARE THEY KIDDING? Because AIPAC has been accused of being center-right they are now bringing complete lefty lunatics to the podium. Just plain stupid when the clock is ticking so incessantly.

    Looking to see Condi the morning............no cameras allowed. Geez I hope this thing gets better, although some of the people here are very cool. I did not come to make new friends

    Whatever, I shall stay positive and reflective upon my time with Sharansky, a man who is lit from within..

    Oh and BTW, postings will be light becuase this retarded hotel I am staying at, Hyatt Regency boasts wi-fi but doesnt have it, so I am on dial up. Took a half hour to write this ridiculous post. Beleive it.

    The conferece is adamant about no cameras but I will try to sneak.

    Got a pic of the ONE RIDICULOUS protester, pathetic

    I miss you guys.

    Thursday, May 12, 2005

    Happy 57th Birthday to Israel!

    Arutz: Independence Day celebrations were held across the country last night and today, beginning with an official ceremony at Mt. Herzl. The theme this year: "Covenant of Life: Bridging Hearts"
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    Flag from the first anniversary of the State of Israel celebration in Pretoria, 1949

    Amidst the Birthday Fireworks, Katyusha Hits Shlomi, Damaging Bakery Defense/Security

    Independence Day festivities were marred Wednesday night when a rocket fired from Lebanon hit a bakery in the western Galilee town of Shlomi, causing severe damage. No injuries were reported.

    A few Israeli accomplishments (she burst just like a supernova)

    want more go over to Israel21C

    The Middle East has been growing date palms for centuries. The average tree is about 18-20 feet tall and yields about 38 pounds of dates a year. Israeli trees are now yielding 400 pounds/year and are short enough to be harvested from the ground or a short ladder.Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can lay claim to the following: The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working in the Israelibranch of Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel. Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirelydesigned, developed and produced in Israel. The Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most likely made in Israel.Voice mail technology was developed in Israel. Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis. Israel has the fourth largest air force in the world (after the U.S, Russia and China). In addition to a large variety of other aircraft, Israel's Air Force has an aerial arsenal of over 250 F-16's. This is the largest fleet of F-16 aircraft outside of the U. S.According to industry officials, Israel designed the airline industry'smost impenetrable flight security. U. S. officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats. Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its immediate neighbors combined. Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people --as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the U.S.(3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has thehighest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world -- apart from the Silicon Valley, U. S.Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the U. S.Outside the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups.Twenty-four per cent of Israel's workforce holds university degrees,ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland and 12 per cent hold advanced degrees.Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at Risk in Ethiopia, to safety in Israel.When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern times.When the U. S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day -- and saved three victimsfrom the rubble.Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship -- and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 - in the world.Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity. Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process,an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new books. Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, made more remarkable because this was achieved in an area considered mainly desert. Israel has more museums per capita than any other country. Medicine... Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in U. S. hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment mistakes. Israel's Givun Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with heart failure.The new device is synchronized with the heart's mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors. Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U. S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well. A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct -- all without damaging surrounding skin or tissue. An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in southern California's Mojave desert. All the above while engaged in regular wars with an implacable enemy that seeks its destruction, and an economy continuously under strain by having to spend more per capita on its own protection than any other country on earth.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2005

    So Can We Free Pollard already?

    Israel Lauded for Sharing Expertise With U.S.

    A key military official praised Israel on Thursday for providing American troops with equipmentFlag_america_israel and training to protect servicemen in the field.
    Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson of the Pentagon's Acquisition and Management department said Israel has provided technology to the United States that helps servicemen identify suicide bombers and people carrying concealed weapons.Learn more about the strategic relationship between the United States and Israel.
    Additionally, Sorenson said, Israel has worked with the American military to train dogs to sniff out improvised explosive devices such as roadside bombs. The American and Israeli militaries regularly train together and share expertise.

    Tuesday, May 03, 2005

    Sharansky's Letter of Resignation

    This breaks my Heart. I love this man and I love beloved Israel. I understand him though.

    Dear Mr. Prime Minister,Sharansky_finger

    I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign as Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Jerusalem.


    As you know, I have opposed the disengagement plan from the beginning on the grounds that I believe any concessions in the peace process must be linked to democratic reforms within Palestinian society. Not only does the disengagement plan ignore such reforms, it will in fact weaken the prospects for building a free Palestinian society and at the same time strengthen the forces of terror.


    Will our departure from Gaza encourage building a society where freedom of speech is protected, where independent courts protect individual rights, and where free markets enable Palestinians to build an independent economic life beyond government control? Will our departure from Gaza end incitement in the Palestinian media or hate-filled indoctrination in Palestinian schools? Will our departure from Gaza result in the dismantling of terror groups or the dismantling of the refugee camps in which four generations of Palestinians have lived in miserable conditions?


    Clearly, the answer to all these questions is no.


    The guiding principle behind the disengagement plan is based on the illusion that by leaving Gaza we will leave the problems of Gaza behind us. As the mantra goes, "We will be here, and they will be there." Once again, we are repeating the mistakes of the past by not understanding that the key to building a stable and lasting peace with our Palestinian neighbors lies in encouraging and supporting their efforts to build a democratic society. Obviously, these changes will surely take time, but Israel is not even linking its departure from Gaza to the initiation of the first steps in this direction.


    In my view, the disengagement plan is a tragic mistake that will exacerbate the conflict with the Palestinians, increase terrorism and dim the prospects of forging a genuine peace. Yet what turns this tragic mistake into a missed opportunity of historic proportions is the fact that as a result of changes in the Palestinian leadership and the firm conviction of the leader of the free world that democracy is essential to stability and peace — a conviction that is guiding America's actions in other places around the world — an unprecedented window of opportunity has opened.


    Recent events across the globe, whether in former Soviet republics like Ukraine or Kyrgyzstan, or in Arab states like Lebanon and Egypt, prove again and again the ability of democratic forces to induce dramatic change. How absurd that Israel, the sole democracy in the Middle East, still refuses to believe in the power of freedom to transform our world.


    Alongside my concerns about the dangers entailed in a unilateral disengagement from Gaza, I am even more concerned about how the government's approach to disengagement is dividing Israeli society. We are heading toward a terrible rift in the nation; and to my great chagrin, I feel that the government is making no serious effort to prevent it.


    As minister I share collective responsibility for every government decision. Now, when the disengagement plan is in the beginning of its implementation stages and all government institutions are exclusively focused on this process, I no longer feel that I can faithfully serve in a government whose central policy — indeed, sole raison d'etre — has become one to which I am so adamantly opposed.


    I would like to thank you for our productive cooperation over the last four years... In particular, your sensitivity toward issues of concern to the Jewish people and the strong backing you gave to my efforts to combat anti-Semitism and to strengthen Israel's connection with the Diaspora made it possible for Israel to forge the many successes we achieved together in these areas.


    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the central role you played in integrating Yisrael B'Aliya into the Likud, a historic step of great national importance. As in the past, I will continue my lifelong efforts to contribute to the unity and strength of the Jewish people, both in Israel and in the Diaspora. I will also continue to advocate and promote the idea that freedom and democracy are essential to peace and security.


    Sincerely,
    Natan Sharansky

    Monday, April 25, 2005

    Muhammed is the most popular boys' name in Israel

    Israel's Many Different Voices

    Muhammed is the most popular boys' name in Israel, but Americans might not know that, even if they are frequent readers and viewers of news reports from the Middle East.

    Donna Rosenthal included that factoid in her book, "The Israelis: Ordinary People in anIsrael Extraordinary Land," which she wrote, she says, to change the perceptions some people have about Israel.

    "I was not Sephardic, like I thought I was," said Iller Abramob, 21, of Forest Hills. "The things I learned about Israelis and Jews really affected me a lot. I didn't know that Israelis invented the Pentium chip and firewalls for computers."

    Rosenthal, a former journalism professor, spent five years writing her book, compiling interviews from Israelis from all walks of life. In it, she writes about Arab Christians who run a daring, Cosmopolitan-style Arabic magazine, and points out that Arab Israelis are the most affluent and best educated of all Israelis.

    "I decided to write this book to let Israeli people speak in their own words and smash stereotypes," the author said. In the book, she said, "you hear from Christian Jews, Arab Jews, Muslim Jews. These are the voices you don't hear on television."

    The book - published in the fall of 2003 and now in its fifth printing - reveals that most Jews in Israel are of Middle Eastern descent, and that the nation is the Middle East's only country with a growing Christian population.

    Rosenthal has been crisscrossing the U.S. lecturing college students about her book, which is filled with interviews with Israelis in their 20s and 30s and addresses issues ranging from homosexuality to Christmas.

    Rosenthal said despite the fact that Israel receives more media coverage than China, India and all of Africa combined, Americans know very little about the country.

    Just 18% of Jewish Americans have visited Israel, she notes.

    Israelis Introduce Touch-Typing to Arab World by David Brinn
    Most people take touch-typing on their keyboards for granted. But for Arabic-speaking students, a differently configured keyboard with Arabic characters has meant that traditional methods to teach touch-typing weren't applicable. This has all changed since Israeli company Sight & Sound developed the world's first touch-typing course in Arabic. They've successfully tested the course in a pilot program in Israeli Arab schools and hope to market it soon to the rest of the Arab world. (Israel21c)

    Sunday, April 24, 2005

    A Light unto Nations

    Israel, G-d loves you (CLICK HERE!)
    Ziesen Pesach............from Brigitte Gabriel, one of my favorite righteous Gentiles

    As Jewish people around the world prepare to celebrate the holiday of Passover I would like to take this opportunity to praise and acknowledge the accomplishments of the state of Israel andIsrael_hebrew it's contribution to the world. As a Lebanese I am grateful for a nation and a people who have contributed so much to make this world a better place.

    Ziesen Pesach v Chag Sameach Brigitte Gabriel, Founder American Congress for Truth  

    Israel is the 100th smallest country in the world. With less than 1/1000th of the world's population, Israel can lay claim to the following:

    1. The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis working for Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.

    2. Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel. 3. The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel at Intel. 4. Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirely designed, developed and produced in Israel. In fact, the Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most likely made in Israel. 6. Voice mail technology was developed in Israel. 7. Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel. 8. The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis. 9. Israel has the fourth largest air force in the world (after the U.S., Russia and China). In addition to a large variety of other aircraft, Israel's air force has an arsenal of over 250 F-16's. This is the largest fleet of F-16 aircraft outside of the US. 10. Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita. 11. Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world. 12. Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed. 13. In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (3,500 companies, mostly in hi-tech). 14. With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world -- apart from the Silicon Valley, US. 15. Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US. 16. Other than United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.


    17. Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.

    18. On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of biotech startups.

    19. Twenty-four per cent of Israel's workforce holds university degrees ranking third in the industrialized world, after the United States and Holland - and 12 per cent hold advanced degrees.

    20. Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.

    21. In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia, to safety in Israel.

    22. When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern times.

    23. When the U. S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed in 1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day and saved three victims from the rubble.

    24. Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 in the world.

    25. Relative to its population, Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.

    26. Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."

    27. Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new books.

    28. Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, made more remarkable because this was achieved in an area considered mainly desert.

    29. Israel has more museums per capita than any other country.

    30. Medicine... Israeli scientists developed the first fully computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.

    31. An Israeli company developed a computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in U. S. hospitals 7,000 patients die from treatment
    mistakes.

    32. Israel's Given Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.

    33. Researchers in Israel developed a new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the potential to save lives among those with heart failure. The new device is synchronized with the heart's mechanical operations through a sophisticated system of sensors.

    34. Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With more than 25% of its work force employed in technical professions, Israel places first in this category as well.

    35. A new acne treatment developed in Israel, the ClearLight device, produces a high-intensity, ultraviolet-light-free, narrow-band blue light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct -- all without damaging surroundings skin or tissue.

    36. An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in southern California's Mojave Desert.

    All the above while engaged in regular wars with an implacable enemy that seeks its destruction and an economy continuously under strain by having to spend more per capita on its own protection than any other country on earth.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2005

    Israel, Where the Wild Things Are: Showcasing Latest ULTRA HIGH TECH MILITARY INVENTIONS

    Even Hollywood on its sweetest cocaine couldn't come up with this stuff. Leave it to the ingenuity of Israel to save "one life, and save the world entire". Hey James Bond, Kish me-air en tuchas -eeeeeeeeeeeeha!

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    Israel paraded its latest high-tech military inventions  at a Tel Aviv weapons fair, wowing the crowds with James Bond-style gadgets  nicknamed "Eye Ball", "Mosquito and "FireBall."
     

     

     

     

    Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) proudly presented its new 120/121mm smart  mortar bomb, commonly referred to as "FireBall", with pinpoint accuracy guided  by GPS and laser-homing modes for a single-shot target kill in urban warfare. 

     

    Another star was the state-of-the-art "Eye Ball R1" -- a high-tech camera  packaged into a hand-held impervious ball, which can be thrown into any  building, tunnel or cave to enable remote observation from relative safety.

    Back to IAI, the company's stand devoted to drones, gliders and micro UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) was a major attraction at the fair, which closed Wednesday, pulling in military delegates from more than 30 countries.

    Secretive, silent and deadly accurate for the real-time data they can transmit via video-link, such weapons have been employed to devastating effect by the Imilitant leaders.

    Today the Mosquito is one of the smallest of these UAV systems, measuring 30 centimetres (12 inches) and 34 centimetres (14 inches) wide.

    Further up the scale is the I View glider, which can be launched by catapult and land by parachute without recourse for a runway -- being marketed as a chief attraction for front-line warfare.

    whole article yahoo (click)

    Wednesday, March 09, 2005

    In Memorium


    The IDF Soldiers brutally lynched 2000
    the "intifada"

    oh BTW, they got them all, the Israelis got every last one of them (see below for final capture)

    Thank G-d! Bloodlust PA Cop nabbed in 2000 IDF Soldier Lynching

    You must remember that awful bloody lynching of those IDF soldiers back in 2000. The mob tearing apart those godforsaken soldiers that took a wrong turn.
    Well they got 'em...................G-d I love Shin Bet

    Shin Bet Catches Another  PA Cop Involved in 2000 Lynch
    The Shin Bet security service has arrested a Palestinian police officer who took part in the lynching of two IDF reserve soldiers at the hands of an angry mob in Ramallah in 2000, security officials said Tuesday. Mohammed Abu Eida, 28, told his interrogators he took part in the killing and was the officer who initially arrested the two soldiers. Abu Eida fled to Egypt shortly after the killings and was caught Jan. 31, when he tried to return. (AP/Ha'aretz)

    Monday, March 07, 2005

    From the Truth is Stranger than Fiction file: Israeli 'survivor' flower boasts cells in shape of Star of David

    It's known as the ultimate survivor. It grows wild in Israel, thriving in the harsh dry conditions that would kill many other plants.

    And what do the  cells of this hardy survivor - a native Israeli Persian buttercup - look like  under a microscope?

    A Star of David.

    "It really is symbolic," says Dr. Rina Kamenetsky, a researcher at Israel's Volcani Institute, who made the surprising discovery while trying to understand the survival mechanisms of this resilient bulb, known in Hebrew as nurit, and in Latin as Ranunculus asiaticus.

    The flower from the Holy Land is also known in botanical circles as a type of 'resurrection plant' which, explains Kamenetsky, means that it can live without water, and is 'resurrected' when water becomes available.

    Kamenetsky brought samples of the native Israeli type of this Mediterranean species to study during a sabbatical leave at the University of Guelph in Canada last year. She and her Canadian colleagues discovered that the storage roots of this particular Persian buttercup have a special mechanism for resisting drought and heat that is found in no other plant to date - a finding they published recently in the journal New Phytologist.

    But Kamenetsky also found an additional surprise: under a microscope the cells of the root assume the form of interlocking Stars of David.

    "When my Canadian colleague Professor Larry Peterson saw it, he called me over right away and said: 'Look, Rina: here's something especially for you.' I was truly amazed," she told ISRAEL21c.

    It was the first time that Kamenetsky, a  leading floriculturist, had seen a Star of David pattern on the cells of any  plant.

    It turns out that the cell walls of the storage roots of this  particular plant serve as a shield. In winter, when the first rain comes, the cell walls block the sudden influx of water which could cause the cells to burst. At the same time, they protect the cells from dehydration by absorbing water.

    The cell walls that serve as a year-round shield also happen to look like a shield - the shield of David. Now how gosh darn wild is that? ONE FOR THE BOOKS ALRIGHT.

    Sunday, February 27, 2005

    Woo Hoo - Mrs Israel Crowned Mrs. World...I'm lovin it!

    Finally I agree with the judges! She is gorgeous isnt she? In more ways then one!!!

    Tuesday, February 15, 2005

    Israel Pays UN top dollar for Unspeakable Votes

    WARNING SECURE MOTION SICKNESS BAG BEFORE READING THE FOLLOWING AND FOR G-D'S SAKE DO NOT HURL ON YOUR KEYBOARD

    UN Costs Israel $15.8 Million a Year - Liat Collins
    According to a special report by Yediot Ahronot's Eitan Amit, last year
    Israel's contribution to the upkeep of UN forces in Sierra Leone amounted to nearly $2m. Keeping peace in the Congo came with a $2.5m. price tag for Israel, while East Timor cost Israel just $1m. In 2003 Israel paid $8.4m. for UN peace-keeping efforts, and that is only half the story. Israel's part of the UN's ongoing annual budget for 2004-2005 is $7.4m. for each year. Given that in an average year, the UN General Assembly passes some 17 or 18 openly anti-Israel motions, it turns out that Israel is, in effect, "paying" close to $1m. per motion. Among the 22 countries that are members of both the Arab League and the UN, only oil-rich Saudi Arabia pays more than Israel. Israel pays three times as much as oil producers Iran and Kuwait, four times as much as Egypt, and 12 times as much as Syria. (Jerusalem Post)

    Saturday, January 01, 2005

    Israel's accomplishments

    The Middle  East has been  growing date palms for  centuries. The average tree is about 18-20 feet tall and yields about 38  pounds of dates a year. Israeli trees are now yielding 400 pounds/year and are  short enough to be harvested from the ground or a  short  ladder.Israel, the 100th  smallest country, with  less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can lay  claim to the following: The cell phone was developed in Israel by  Israelis  working in the  Israelibranch of Motorola,  which has its largest development  center in Israel.Most of  the Windows NT and XP  operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.The Pentium MMX Chip technology was   designed in Israel at Intel.  Both the Pentium-4  microprocessor and the Centrino processor were entirelydesigned, developed and produced in Israel. The Pentium microprocessor  in your  computer was most likely made in Israel.Voice  mail technology was developed  in Israel. Both Microsoft and  Cisco built their  only R&D facilities outside the US in Israel.The technology for the AOL Instant  Messenger ICQ  was developed in 1996 by four young  Israelis. Israel has the  fourth largest air force in the world (after the U.S, Russia and China).  In  addition to a large variety  of other aircraft, Israel's Air Force has an aerial arsenal  of over  250 F-16's. This is the largest fleet of F-16 aircraft outside of the U.  S.According to industry  officials, Israel designed  the airline industry'smost  impenetrable flight security. U. S. officials now look to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security  threats. Israel's $100  billion economy is larger than all of  its immediate neighbors combined. Israel has the   highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.Israel has the  highest ratio of university degrees to  the population  in the world.Israel  produces  more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin - 109  per 10,000 people --as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents  filed.In proportion to its population, Israel has the   largest number of startup companies in the world. In  absolute terms, Israel has the  largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except  the U.S.(3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).With  more than 3,000 high-tech  companies and startups, Israel has thehighest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world -- apart from the Silicon Valley, U. S.Israel is  ranked  #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the U.  S.Outside the United   States and Canada, Israel has the  largest number of NASDAQ  listed companies.Israel has the  highest average living  standards in the Middle  East. The per capita  income in 2000 was  over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.On  a per capita basis, Israel has the  largest number of biotech startups.Twenty-four per cent of Israel's workforce   holds university degrees,ranking third in the  industrialized world, after the United  States and Holland and 12  per cent hold advanced  degrees.Israel is the only  liberal democracy in the  Middle  East. In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a  total  of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at Risk in Ethiopia, to  safety  in Israel.When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's  second elected female leader  in modern times.When the U. S.  Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was bombed  in 1998,  Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day -- and  saved three victimsfrom the rubble.Israel has the  third highest rate of entrepreneurship -- and the  highest rate among women and  among people over 55 -  in the world.Relative to its population, Israel is the   largest immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come  in search of  democracy, religious freedom, and  economic opportunity. Israel was the  first nation in the  world to adopt the Kimberly  process,an international  standard that certifies diamonds as "conflict free."Israel has  the  world's second highest per capita of new books. Israel is  the only  country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees, made more remarkable  because  this was achieved in an area considered  mainly  desert. Israel has more  museums per capita than any other  country. Medicine... Israeli scientists  developed the first  fully  computerized, no-radiation, diagnostic instrumentation for breast cancer.An Israeli company developed a   computerized system for ensuring proper administration of medications, thus  removing human error from medical treatment. Every year in U.  S. hospitals 7,000 patients die  from treatment mistakes. Israel's Givun  Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera, so small it fits inside a  pill. Used to view the small intestine from the inside, the camera helps doctors  diagnose  cancer and digestive disorders.Researchers in Israel developed  a  new device that directly helps the heart pump blood, an innovation with the  potential to save lives among those with heart failure.The new device is synchronized with the heart's mechanical operations through  a sophisticated  system of sensors. Israel leads the   world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.  S., over  70 in Japan, and less  than 60 in Germany. With  over  25% of its work force employed in technical  professions. Israel places  first in this category as well. A  new acne treatment developed in Israel, the  ClearLight  device, produces a high-intensity,  ultraviolet-light-free,  narrow-band blue  light that causes acne bacteria to self-destruct -- all without  damaging surrounding skin or tissue. An Israeli company was the  first to  develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity  generating plant, in southern California's Mojave  desert. All the above while engaged in regular wars with an implacable enemy that seeks its destruction, and an economy  continuously under strain by  having to spend  more per capita on its own protection than any other country  on earth.