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  • Alice Coachman Davis, 1st black woman to win Olympic gold, dies

    07/14/2014 8:18:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    WSFA 12 ^ | July 14, 2014 | WALB News Team
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Alice Coachman Davis, the first black female to win Olympic gold, died Monday. She was 90 years old. Coachman Davis suffered a stroke in April, and died at an Albany hospital Monday morning.
  • Palestinians mark their 1948 displacement (AP pushes the lie)

    05/15/2014 4:35:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2014 6:00 AM EDT | Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Palestinians marched in the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday to commemorate their displacement in the 1948 Mideast war that followed the establishment of the state of Israel. Sirens wailed at noon in Ramallah and elsewhere across the West Bank for 66 seconds to symbolize the number of years since the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe” in Arabic—the term Palestinians use to describe their defeat and displacement in the war. Israel overcame the armies of surrounding Arab states as well as local Arabs who attacked after the Jewish state was declared on May 15, 1948. […] “It is time for the leaders...
  • Happy Independence Day, Israel!

    05/05/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT · by joenrogers · 7 replies
    Yom HaAtzmaut 2014 begins at sundown, Monday, May 5th, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, May 6th
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "A Song Is Born"(1948)

    02/23/2014 12:17:45 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1948 | Howard Hawks
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Clock"(1948)

    11/03/2013 11:18:41 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1948 | John Farrow
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • Founders tell their stories

    01/30/2013 4:39:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 30/5/10
    Founders Series, preserving the statement of the 1948 generation.
  • Election 2012: Echoes of Truman’s 1948 Campaign

    12/05/2012 3:38:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Many of our friends continue to register shock at the election returns of last month. How can it be?, they ask. It’s not so hard to figure out, we reply. The first Romney bumper sticker that appeared last year bore a startling resemblance to another famous corporate logo. What were they thinking? The first bumper sticker for the President’s re-election said simply: “ObamaCares.” Brilliant. We are not saying that President Obama does actually care about “people like me.” But voters polled on that question chose Mr. Obama over Mitt Romney by...
  • The strange case of Mitt Romney’s multiple 1948 personalities

    11/07/2012 12:54:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2012 | David Pietrusza
    It is a rare Midwestern morning when a major candidate can conjure up to comparisons to three candidates from a single past presidential election. But Mitt Romney’s bizarre recent Ford Field appearance somehow managed to remind historians of not one, not two, but three major contenders in 1948’s historic presidential contest: the over-confident Thomas E. Dewey, the scrappy Harry S. Truman and the dour conservative Robert A. Taft. Now, general Mitt Romney-Tom Dewey comparisons are nothing new. Both Romney and Dewey served as moderate-to-liberal Eastern Republican governors. Both featured bland, poll-driven messages. Both had repeatedly sought the presidency (Dewey in...
  • Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands: Redressing the Injustice

    09/13/2012 2:32:10 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | September 10, 2012 | Aharon Mor
    For over 2,500 years, Jewish communities have existed in the lands now known as the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in Iran. Around one million Jews lived there at the start of the twentieth century; today less than 3 percent of that one million still remain (including Iran). Upon the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of Jews in Arab countries changed dramatically. The Arab world’s rejection of the Jewish state triggered a deliberate surge in state-legislated discrimination and abuse by Arab regimes and their citizenry, making Jewish residence in Arab countries simply untenable. As...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

    02/03/2011 10:36:42 AM PST · by richardtavor · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | February 2nd, 2011 | Dore Gold
    • Will the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position - voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment - that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to? Initial administration reactions indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government. • Since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement has become more prominent, with its support of Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government. In the streets...
  • State of the Union? Or 'State of the Campaign?'

    01/25/2012 5:02:56 AM PST · by statestreet · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 25, 2012 | David Pietrusza
    With bland, hapless Michigan-born Mitt Romney betraying a greater likeness each day to bland, hapless Michigan-born Thomas E. Dewey, the comparisons of 2012’s presidential marathon to 1948’s Dewey-Truman match-up slog steadily forward—with the latest installment arriving on our doorstep in the form of tonight’s State of the Union Address. Like many a politician before him, Barack Obama preaches a lilting bi-partisanship but practices a harsh partisanship. Predictions that his 2012 State of the Union Address will in reality be a campaign roadmap are near universal. In this instance, once again, “Give ‘Em Hell” Barry, scold of the “Do Nothing 112th...
  • PERRY, OBAMA, AND HARRY TRUMAN

    01/13/2012 6:46:32 AM PST · by shield · 28 replies
    To The Point News ^ | 12th January 2012 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    It's starting to look like 1948 all over again. Mark Twain observed that while history doesn't repeat itself, it often rhymes. The 2012 presidential campaign is now rhyming with that of 1948 in iambic trimeter - the poetic form tragedians of Ancient Greece such as Aeschylus and Sophocles used to best express portending doom. So let's revisit that extraordinary yesteryear of 1948, resulting in the most famous upset in American politics - Democrat Harry Truman defeating Republican Tom Dewey - and see how we can avoid a similar outcome by using it to our advantage. In 1944, FDR was running...
  • David Pietrusza’s “1948″ (Book Review)

    12/05/2011 7:27:29 AM PST · by statestreet · 2 replies
    The Recovering Politician ^ | December 4, 2011 | Artur Davis
    Harry Truman is the one president widely admired today who was generally reviled in his own times. There was no cult of personality around Truman while he was in the White House; to the contrary, he eventually logged the lowest approval ratings in Gallup’s history, just nudging out Richard Nixon on the eve of resignation. His legislative record was anemic. He failed to curb the anti-communist fervor known as McCarthyism, and the carnage of the Korean War is part of his resume. The fact Truman endures is a testament to two factors: the first, his exemplary decision to assert American...
  • Be Thankful it was Harry [Truman], Not Henry [Wallace]

    11/26/2011 6:46:50 AM PST · by statestreet · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2011 | David R. Stokes
    In the spirit of the recent holiday, among the many things for which Americans should be thankful is a political decision made more than 67 years ago as the Second World War was beginning to wind down and as the nation’s voters prepared for a presidential election. It was one of Franklin Roosevelt’s finest moments of decision, though admittedly, one he exercised reluctantly. By 1944, FDR was living on borrowed time. It was a hardly a secret that health issues he had been dealing with were reaching critical mass, though only a few insiders had any idea as to the...
  • 63 Year Old Cartoon Depicts America Today

    11/25/2011 11:41:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies · 1+ views
    It’s always interesting to read predictions of what life and society will be like in the future. I remember in the 1950s that experts were predicting what America would be like fifty years later. We’d all be wearing clothes made with synthetic material that would never ear out. Cars would fly. There would be no more war and people would be flying all over the solar system. In 1949, Eric Arthur Blair published his most famous novel under the pen name of George Orwell. 1984 described a socialistic society where the people were constantly watched and monitored by a godlike...
  • This Cartoon Seemed Far-Fetched In 1948 ("Make Mine Freedom" video)

    12/18/2010 5:46:00 AM PST · by combat_boots · 8 replies
    YouTube via National Juggernaut ^ | originally, 1948 | Unknown
    (Really worth watching, folks)
  • Egyptian Parliamentarians Want Eilat

    08/27/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    In the wake of recent reports of a joint Israeli-Jordanian plan to link the Red Sea on the Israeli side and the Dead Sea on the Jordanian Side, parliamentarians in Egypt are agitating for the nation's caretaker junta to demand Israel surrender the port-city of Eilat. Egypt has insisted it has a claim to the city of Eilat since it lost the city to the nascent state of Israel in the wake of the Egyptian army's defeat in Israel's 1948 War of Independence, but after the 1979 Camp David Accords the claim was officially dropped. Or so it seemed. The...
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )

    11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 913+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Updated March 25, 2009 | Ed Barnes , FOXNews.com
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • Make Mine Freedom (1948)Cartoon

    How quickly people will give up their freedoms today for the illusion of security, and the false hope of prosperity through government control. The point that this cartoon seems to be making, is beware of any individual, organization, or administration that attempts to escalate class, or race warfare to divide the country and make socialism appear to be the only solution. (VIDEO)
  • Israel vs Islamo Arab Genocide Campaign (updated Feb. 2009)

    02/06/2009 8:24:39 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 941+ views
     Israel VS Genocide Israel VS Islamo Arab campaign of Genocide.Attempted Genocide From the Start [1] Israel has always faced (radical) Arab genocide, To fully understand current conflicts in the Middle East, history must be recalled. [2] It exist a common phrase: 'If the Jews would just lay down their weapons there would be no more Israel' [3]. Table of Contents 1 1920s 2 1967 3 Current 4 Radical Islam (as a whole) 4.1 Al Qaeda 4.2 Hezbollah 4.3 The Muslim Brotherhood 4.4 Ahmadinejad 5 Mainstream [Palestinian & other] Arabs 5.1 Genocidal Agenda under 'Pro Palestinian' propaganda 1920s The first Arab...
  • Israel 'occupies' no Arab territories

    11/25/2008 2:57:04 AM PST · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 861+ views
    jpost ^ | Nov 19 2008 | LOUIS RENE BERES
    Nov 18, 2008 19:32 | Updated Nov 19, 2008 10:03 Israel 'occupies' no Arab territories By LOUIS RENE BERES In urgent matters of national survival and geopolitics, words matter. The still generally unchallenged language referring provocatively to an Israeli "Occupation" always overlooks the pertinent and incontestable history of the West Bank (Judea/Samaria) and Gaza. A topographical map of Israel, delineating the 1967 borders. Photo: Courtesy Perhaps the most evident omission concerns the unwitting manner in which these "Territories" fell into Israel's hands in the first place. It is simply and widely disregarded that "occupation" followed the multi-state Arab aggression of...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 38 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • HOW 'DIRTY' HARRY WON IN '48

    10/25/2008 2:44:15 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 13 replies · 998+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/25/08 | ZACHARY KARABELL
    For the past sixty years, whenever a presidential candidate is down in the polls days before Election Day, Harry Truman's victory in 1948 inevitable comes up. Of all the comebacks, Truman's still ranks as the most startling, down to the premature headline published by the staunch Republican media mogul Robert McCormick's Chicago Tribune the day after the election: "Dewey Defeats Truman!" A month before the election, Thomas Dewey, the Republican governor of New York, had a double digit lead over Truman. Most pollsters simply stopped polling, believing that voters made their minds up well before Election Day. Of the 50...
  • Truman convenes special session of Congress July 26, 1948

    08/01/2008 5:13:51 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 27 replies · 1,196+ views
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2007 | Andrew Glass
    On 27 occasions, presidents have called both houses into session to deal with a crisis. The most recent of these special sessions -- and the first one since 1856 -- met at the behest of President Harry S. Truman on this day in 1948. With less than four months remaining before Election Day, Truman's approval rating stood at 36 percent. His GOP opponent, New York Gov. Thomas Dewey, looked like a sure winner. So in search of a bold political gesture, the president turned to the provision in the Constitution that allows the president "on extraordinary occasions" to convene one...
  • 'Cowboy zionist’ who led the Exodus

    05/11/2008 10:22:47 PM PDT · by XR7 · 15 replies · 202+ views
    FinancialTimes ^ | 9/10/08 | Sue Cameron
    It was more an embarrassment than a ship. Nearly 20 years old, its single tall funnel poked out above dilapidated decks and scarred paintwork. It was heading for the breaker’s yard until the Haganah, the Jewish underground, bought it. Now, loaded with more than 4,500 Jewish refugees, many of them Holocaust survivors, it was approaching the Palestinian port of Haifa and its moment of destiny. Its commander that July day in 1947 was Yossi Harel, who has died at 90. The ship was the USS President Warfield but Harel had renamed it Exodus 1947. Nearing Haifa it was pursued by...
  • Strange bedfellows

    05/10/2008 10:06:33 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 4 replies · 101+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nay 7, 2008 | SETH J. FRANTZMAN
    On a pleasant Thursday in December 1948, Emilio Traubner, a correspondent for The Palestine Post, found himself near Abu Kabir, not far from Jaffa. Trenches and expended cartridges were strewn about, reminders of the fighting between units of the Irgun and local Arab forces that had taken place there seven months previously. There was a large Arab villa from where Traubner recovered a diary. It turned out to be the daily record of Yusuf Begovic of Pale, a town near Sarajevo in modern-day Bosnia-Herzegovina. In it Begovic had described his activities as a cook for the "Arab Army of Liberation."...
  • 1948, Israel, and the Palestinians—The True Story

    05/04/2008 10:37:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 29 replies · 609+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 2008 | Efraim Karsh
    Sixty years after its establishment by an internationally recognized act of self-determination, Israel remains the only state in the world that is subjected to a constant outpouring of the most outlandish conspiracy theories and blood libels; whose policies and actions are obsessively condemned by the international community; and whose right to exist is constantly debated and challenged not only by its Arab enemies but by segments of advanced opinion in the West. During the past decade or so, the actual elimination of the Jewish state has become a cause célčbre among many of these educated Westerners. The “one-state solution,” as...
  • The Most Widely Believed Political Myth

    12/05/2007 4:05:12 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 10 replies · 78+ views
    Having just taught a course on the Cultural Geography of the Middle East at a community college in Florida for “seniors” (over 55 years of age), I again encountered a unanimous belief among my students in what I would call the Most Widely Believed Myth of the political and military conflict between Israel and the Arabs. This universal belief, never challenged by the media, is that the United States was wholly or largely responsible for fully supporting Israel on the ground from the very beginning of its independence in May, 1948. The world has been inundated with a tsunami of...
  • Arab Propagandists' "Palestinian" card, How much is it really worth?

    11/26/2007 10:47:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 232+ views
    11-2007
        But we were told that the Arabs hate us because of supposedly being biased against Arab "Palestinians"...Nov/2007 REMEMBER? Wild Arabist writers/"activists" have been flooding us for years with brainwashing nonsense as if the Arab Muslim world is "enraged" mainly by the "Palestinian" Israeli conflict.If only... -- this is what they have been selling us for so many years -- if only we'd be on the side of the "palestinian" Arabs, all would be singing kumbaya, the "peace loving" Arab world would just come rushing to embrace us. LIARS! Never mind the blatant daring hypocrisy of that Arab world,...
  • ISRAEL - PEACE - SURVIVAL, NOT GENOCIDE!

    11/21/2007 12:46:16 AM PST · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 547+ views
    11-2007
    ISRAEL - PEACE - SURVIVAL, NOT GENOCIDE! In the beginning...Israel has always faced genocide, from the moment the Islamo Arab fascist leader, the infamous [later on exposed as Hitler's buddy] Mufti Haj Amin Al Husseini has called, incited, led to "kill the Jews" in the 1920s. The Mufti, that prior to inciting to "kill the Yahud [Jews]" & leading massacres such as Hebron 1929 and the Farhud in 1941, has participated in the massacres and genocide of Christians, the Armenian Genocide that is [http://Armenian-Genocide.org], where 1.5 Million Christians were brutally murdered. An ally of the Nazi "Fuhrer": Adolph Hitler,...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/index.php? id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • Did Yasser Arafat murder Rachel Corrie? (As they even kill their own for propaganda purposes)

    06/18/2006 1:36:33 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 6 replies · 425+ views
    June 18 2006
    Did - Yasser Arafat - the Palestinians murder Rachel Corrie?With all the revelations of Arab Muslim Palestinians killing their own (Rafah cave, Muhammad al dura, frequent sending kids as human bombs knowingly or unknowingly, Gaza beach 2006), it's not too fetched to believe that he murderd an American for that "high" goal of racist campaign to demonize Israel. If they kill their own for that purpose, Why wouldn't these Islamofascist Arab racists kill an infidel white American? Their highest goal is that dreadful "victimhood" side by side with demonization-of-Israel, they'd stop at nothing. After all, it's Arafat's guys that were...
  • Hamas’ win: historical revisionism, a dark reality, but a little hope

    01/27/2006 5:22:09 AM PST · by forty_years · 1 replies · 404+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | January 27, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    Hamas' victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections is already being sanitized by the politically correct, despite the terrorist group's bloody track record and its fallacious and dubious historical claims to the land of Israel. Thankfully, some Western leaders are condemning the selection of murderers by Palestinians for their government. At the top of a BBC article yesterday regarding the Hamas terrorist group winning Palestinian elections: The win poses problems for efforts to restart peace talks with Israel, say analysts. Israel insists it will not deal with an authority including Hamas. So this is all just Israel's problem/fault because the majority of...
  • Response to "Bush should support genocide pact" by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, 9-26-2005

    09/27/2005 6:24:55 AM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 2 replies · 437+ views
    Response to New York Times Piece ^ | 9/26/2005 | Dennis E. Fishel
    Response to "Bush should support genocide pact" by Nicholas Kristof, NY Times, 9-26-2005 by Dennis Fishel If anyone ever asks me to run for president, I'm not going to know whether to laugh or cry. Not that I have much to worry about, you understand; retired mailmen-turned-novelists aren't normally on the candidate short list. Still, given that the media voodoo dolls of George W. Bush look like pin cushions these days, it can't hurt for any of us to have an escape plan should our friends and cohorts unaccountably decide we might look good in Oval. When the dogs at...
  • The Akaka Bill Could Give Birth to the Nation of Aztlan - (goal; reclaim land lost in 1848)

    06/15/2005 1:15:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 131 replies · 3,817+ views
    HAWAII REPORTER.COM ^ | JUNE 14, 2005 | DON NEWMAN
    Aztlan -- have you ever heard of it? You know, the nation that encompasses what used to be all of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and southern Colorado as well as most of Northern Mexico. There is no such nation you say? Well, a University of New Mexico Chicano Studies professor named Charles Truxillo says that it is “an inevitability.” The influx of illegal aliens, especially from Mexico, that come and settle in that general area is seen as a precursor for the formation of this new nation. By establishing themselves in overwhelming numbers they intend to create such a...
  • Palestinians Lament Founding of Israel

    05/15/2005 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Alouette · 11 replies · 425+ views
    AP ^ | May 15, 2005 | Mohammed Daraghmeh
    RAMALLAH, West Bank - With sirens and rallies, Palestinians on Sunday mournfully commemorated the anniversary of what they call "Al Nakba," or "the catastrophe" — the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of their people with the 1948 creation of the state of Israel. While Israelis held barbecues, concerts and launched fireworks to celebrate the 57th anniversary of their independence Thursday — according to the date on the Hebrew calendar — Palestinians see the day very differently. "Our people will never forget and the generations will never forget," Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said in a speech aired on Palestine TV. "On...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Colonel David 'Mickey' Marcus - May 5th, 2005

    05/04/2005 10:02:16 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 120 replies · 2,825+ views
    Military History Magazine | April 1998 | David T. Zabecki
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • 'Arabs of 1948' sing for Israel

    03/08/2005 4:39:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 451+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-8-05 | TALYA HALKIN
    Rozan Khouri performs at the fifth annual Aravision festival of Israeli Arab singers on Saturday night. Last Wednesday, the competition to choose the song that would represent Israel at this year's Eurovision song contest, screened live on Channel 1, topped the day's TV ratings, and instantly electrified the career of winning singer Shiri Maimon. On Saturday night, 10 Israeli Arab performers competed in the fifth annual Aravision festival of Israeli Arab singers at Neveh Ilan outside Jerusalem, with Rozan Khouri, a 23-year-old cellist and singer from Ma'alot Tarshiha, near Nahariya, emerging victorious with a love song called "Not You" –...
  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN 1948 (From a Palestinian - now Israeli - Arab)

    02/07/2005 10:07:44 AM PST · by Tom Jefferson · 24 replies · 1,782+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | December 28, 2004 | Sarah El Shazly
    What Really Happened in 1948 By Sarah El Shazly FrontPageMagazine.com | December 28, 2004 Ever since I was a child, I've heard a range of accounts of what happened to the Palestinians and Palestine. Everyone knows the Jewish version and the Arab version. But there is a third side, that of those who lived there and still do -- the Israeli Arabs. Some Jews want us out of Israel, and some Arabs believe that we are an extension of the Zionists. Yet we Israeli Arabs keep our culture and traditions. Mahshy, or stuffed grape leaves, remains our favorite meal. We...
  • What Really Happened in 1948

    01/23/2005 12:59:01 AM PST · by Marguerite · 22 replies · 3,046+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 28, 2004 | Sarah El Shazly
    Ever since I was a child, I've heard a range of accounts of what happened to the Palestinians and Palestine. Everyone knows the Jewish version and the Arab version. But there is a third side, that of those who lived there and still do -- the Israeli Arabs. Some Jews want us out of Israel, and some Arabs believe that we are an extension of the Zionists. Yet we Israeli Arabs keep our culture and traditions. Mahshy, or stuffed grape leaves, remains our favorite meal. We love Arabic music; we sing old folk songs, including "Wein aa Ramallah" about a...
  • 'W' is for . . . Williamson County?

    01/05/2005 8:38:42 AM PST · by Arrowhead1952 · 48 replies · 622+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ^ | Wednesday, January 5, 2005 | Jennifer Barrios
    County unveils possible new logo that some see as homage to president By Jennifer Barrios AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Wednesday, January 5, 2005 GEORGETOWN -- "W" or "Dubya"? Williamson officials unveiled what might be the county's new logo on Tuesday, and it's a giant "W." "We felt it represents the county well," spokeswoman Connie Watson said. But some observers see a connection in the choice of the letter for a county rife with "W" bumper stickers and Republican voters dedicated to President Bush. "Oh, yeah, it was the first thing that crossed my mind: Dubya," Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Boatright said of...
  • What Really Happened in 1948-A Palestinian Israeli on the so-called "occupation."

    12/28/2004 4:17:15 AM PST · by kattracks · 17 replies · 1,323+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/28/04 | Sarah El Shazly
    Ever since I was a child, I've heard a range of accounts of what happened to the Palestinians and Palestine.  Everyone knows the Jewish version and the Arab version.  But there is a third side, that of those who lived there and still do -- the Israeli Arabs. Some Jews want us out of Israel, and some Arabs believe that we are an extension of the Zionists.  Yet we Israeli Arabs keep our culture and traditions.  Mahshy, or stuffed grape leaves, remains our favorite meal. We love Arabic music; we sing old folk songs, including "Wein aa Ramallah" about a...
  • ALFRED KINSEY - THE LEFT'S PERVERT HERO - (Unmasking an icon honored by liberals)

    12/24/2004 9:11:16 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 755+ views
    DON FEDER'S COLD STEEL CAUCUS ^ | DECEMBER 24, 2004 | DON FEDER
    Alfred C. Kinsey is the left’s secular saint -- a revered figure who, they are convinced, came into a benighted world and (armed with reams of scientific research) heroically banished ignorance and sexual repression, and ushered in a new age of liberation, enlightenment and pleasure. In reality, the zoologist turned sex researcher was a sick pervert (more at home in a trench coat than a lab smock) who doctored evidence, abetted child molestation and helped to launch a revolution that has resulted in untold human suffering. But, try telling that to one who worships at the altar of good sex....
  • The Real Third-Party Candidate in 1948 (It Wasn't Thurmond)

    12/21/2002 4:18:06 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 26 replies · 645+ views
    HIstory News Network ^ | 12/20/02 | Jim Sleeper
    There's an odd, poetic justice in Trent Lott's downfall over his incautiously fond reminiscences about Strom Thurmond's 1948 Dixiecrat revolt against Harry Truman's Democratic re-election campaign. Thurmond had an opponent in that race whom almost no one has mentioned, because he and his followers were swept immediately into history's dustbin after that election. Now is the time for that untold half of the story. Everyone knows by now that Thurmond's States' Rights Party meant to thwart Truman's unprecedentedly strong commitment to civil rights. The segregationist apostates didn't expect Thurmond to win the election (he carried only four Southern states); they...
  • The Democrats' Last Choice (Dump Truman says TNR in '48)

    07/25/2004 12:40:13 PM PDT · by annyokie · 2 replies · 348+ views
    The New Republic | 24 July 2004 | Editors
    The Democrats' Last Chance by the Editors Only at TNR Online Post date: 07.24.04 [ By 1948, the Democratic coalition built by FDR had begun to fray beyond repair--or so thought The New Republic's editors when they penned this piece prior to the party's convention that summer. They were right, of course, that things looked bad. Liberal Democratic voters would abandon the Democrats in droves to support the left-wing Progressive Party of Henry Wallace, FDR's former vice president. And conservative southern Democrats would storm out of the convention and nominate Strom Thurmond to head a "Dixiecrat" ticket. So TNR's editors...
  • The Arab Lie Whose Time Has Come-Veteran of the 1948 War dissects the myth of Palestinian innocence

    04/21/2004 5:29:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 1,857+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 21, 2004 | David Gutmann
    An Israeli veteran of the 1948 War for Independence dissects the revisionist myth of Palestinian innocence To back up its demands for full repatriation to Israel of Arab refugees and their descendants, the Palestinian leadership has—for over fifty years—busily spun the story of their "Naqba," their catastrophic flight from Palestine during 1947-48, in all the media available to them. This version of events—replete with Jewish brutality and Arab victimization—is a lie whose time has come, one now almost universally believed by Gentile and Jew alike. It has become the latest Blood Libel against the People of the Book; and like...
  • Mashal: The problem began in 1948

    04/19/2004 5:43:16 PM PDT · by yonif · 13 replies · 169+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 19, 2004 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    "Fifty years ago people were living peacefully in Haifa and Jaffa, then came the British and Israeli occupation," Hamas chief Khaled Mashal told the BBC Monday. Speaking on Tim Sebastian's Hardtalk program, Mashal was asked if, in his opinion, Israel had a right to exist and live in peace. Mashal would not answer the question directly, insisting only on saying, "the longest occupation does not become legitimate. The duration of the occupation does not make it legitimate." Mashal came to Beirut from Damascus for the interview with the BBC. "The problem was born fifty years ago," he told the BBC....
  • Old realities

    04/18/2004 6:08:01 AM PDT · by Brian Allen · 13 replies · 126+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Sunday April 18 2004 | George Will
    - WASHINGTON -- The United States government is not a speed reader, but after 37 years of reading U.N. Resolution 242, on Wednesday the government finally read it accurately. The government saw what is not there -- the missing definite article, ``the.'' Passed after the 1967 Six Day War, 242 mandated the withdrawal of Israel ``from territories occupied in the recent conflict.'' Not from ``the territories.'' Israel insisted on deletion of the ``the'' because it implied, as Arab and other powers acknowledged by their vehement opposition to the deletion -- withdrawal from all territories. This was strategic ambiguity. On Wednesday,...