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  • Death to Tenure

    10/29/2011 5:24:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Julio Pino is a genocidal anti-Semite who uses his university email account to boast of sodomizing the mothers of his political opponents. But he has the protection of tenure. And he also has the protection of a cowardly administration, which fails to sufficiently condemn the behavior of a man who is probably too effeminate to act on his threats of violence and intimidation. Pino, the unhinged Kent State University history professor, recently shouted "Death to Israel" during a speech by a former Israeli diplomat. The university’s president, Lester Lefton, now says that statementwas “deplorable.” Lefton issued a statement saying Julio...
  • The real racism: Expecting Jews to die meekly

    10/28/2011 11:49:06 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    JPost ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | Martin Sherman
    The real racism: Expecting Jews to die meekly By MARTIN SHERMAN 10/27/2011 23:00 Into the Fray: Israel needs to once again convey, unapologetically, to the world the rationale for its founding. div id="body_val"> The most accurate way to describe Israel today is as an apartheid state... 3.5 million Palestinians and almost half a million Jews live in the areas Israel occupied in 1967, and yet while these two groups live in the same area, they are subjected to totally different legal systems. The Palestinians are stateless and lack many of the most basic human rights. Neve Gordon, Boycott Israel,...
  • [1983 Article:] Palestine's Lies and Facts

    10/27/2011 4:41:16 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 11 replies
    Radiobergen / Chicago Tribune ^ | 1983 | Margaret Ellen Traxler
    Palestine's Lies and Facts [...] But a lie is still a lie.Lie No. 1: The Palestinians were a sovereign people and nation until they were "expelled" in 1948.Facts: The area known as Palestine was a province of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th Century until the British took control in 1917. From 1917 until 1948, the area was under British operational control and, later, mandate.There was never a Palestinian nation.Further, the population of the entire area, according to a 1879 Encyclopedia Britannica, was never substantial and was ethnically diverse. Any inhabitants there were concentrated in two cities, Jerusalem and Jaffa,...
  • Deal That Died Almost Brought Mideast Peace

    10/25/2011 5:41:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 25, 2011 | DAVID IGNATIUS
    To the catalog of missed opportunities for peace in the Middle East, we can add a tantalizing if also depressing chapter: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's secret offer in 2008 to create a Palestinian state that would feature international control of holy sites in a divided Jerusalem a concession many Israelis have said was impossible. Condoleezza Rice discusses the Olmert proposal in her new memoir, "No Higher Honor." She writes that as she listened to Olmert's plan during a May 2008 visit to Israel, she asked herself (and the emphatic italics are hers in the text): "Am I really...
  • Security Council Palestinian statehood vote set for November 11

    10/21/2011 8:39:56 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 3 replies
    The Jerusalem Prayer ^ | 10/21/11 | Mike Evans
    The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a meeting for November 11, and sources indicate the resolution for Palestinian statehood will likely be voted on that day. Though the US has threatened to veto the measure, the Palestinians hope to get the nine votes necessary for approval, forcing the U.S. to step in to stop it. Currently eight of the nine countries needed have declared support for the measure. My sources in Israel fear that a US veto will be the trigger for a new outbreak of violence and perhaps even full-scale war. Iran has spent hundreds of millions arming...
  • A Snapshot of the Islamic-Fascist Republic of Iran [1979-2011]

    10/12/2011 5:07:42 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    Here is what the Iran-Hezbollah Islamo-fascistic entity has been contributing to humanity, since the Islamic Revolution. Religious apartheid and ethnic apartheid: Since the revolution, a total Islamic oppression has been in place, yet, there was always a "special" place for oppression on non-Muslim, racism on non-Ethnic Iranians like; Kurds, Turkmen, Arabs, etc. - Hijacking Americans for 144 days in 1979. - Bombing US and French barracks in 1983. - Multiple kidnapping and torturing of Westerners in the 1980s. - Bombing shopping malls in France 1985-6 - Torturing Lebanese Jews in the 1980s. - Bombing Israeli embassy in Argentina 1992...
  • Carter: Obama Must Make Good On Nobel Prize And Back Palestinian Statehood

    10/07/2011 12:42:40 AM PDT · by edpc · 27 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7 Oct 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. President Barack Obama needs to make good on the promises that won him the Nobel Peace Prize, fellow laureate and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter said on Thursday. Carter called on the current American president to back the Palestinians bid to the UN for statehood and seize the opportunity provided by the Arab Spring to facilitate Palestinian-Israeli peace. The shaking up of authoritarian rule in the Arab world has created opportunities for resolving conflicts in the Middle East, Carter said, comparing the Arab Spring to the political reality in which he, as president, helped broker the peace treaty between...
  • Pat Condell: The great Palestinian lie [latest viral video!!]

    10/07/2011 12:17:11 AM PDT · by Righting · 7 replies
    JW ^ | Oct. 2011
    Pat Condell: The great Palestinian lie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1N1zhUm84w "This is not about territory, and it certainly isn't about justice or human rights, because Arab societies don't know the meaning of those words. It's about Jew-hatred, as mandated by the Qur'an and as preached in the mosques and taught to the children in Arab countries day in and day out, generation after poisoned generation." Be sure to watch it all. There is a special note for pro-Palestinian Leftists toward the end...http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/10/pat-condell-the-great-palestinian-lie.html
  • Pro-Islamic lobby Obama squeezing Israel ahead of Yom Kippur

    10/03/2011 1:56:56 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 9 replies
    Obama squeezing Israel ahead of Yom Kippur   Arab lobby & radical left lobbies at work:   Unabated US Administration Pressure against Israel‎J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service - Isi LeiblerSecretary of State Hillary Clinton, who in her previous role as a senator had supported recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, even went so far as to accuse Israel of being “provocative”.http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/unabated-us-administration-pressure-against-israel/19481   Reflecting on Obama's Israel Policy for Yom Kippur‎ American ThinkerPanetta: Israel Becoming Increasingly Isolated [American Thinker]http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/reflecting_on_obamas_israel_policy_for_yom_kippur.html   Panetta: Israel Becoming Increasingly IsolatedVoice of Americahttp://www.voanews.com/english/news/Panetta-Israel-Becoming-Increasingly-Isolated-130958248.html ---   The super guilt-feeling that dominates liberals of American Jewry (without any...
  • Hamas: 'Resistance' Against Israel Is Only Option Left For Palestinians

    10/01/2011 12:04:40 PM PDT · by edpc · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1 Oct 2011 | Associated Press and Haaretz
    Hamas leader Khaled Meshal told an international conference in Iran on Saturday that "resistance" was the only option left for the Palestinians. Meshal was addressing the "5th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada" in Irans capital Tehran. "Palestinians must resort to resistance no matter how costly it is, until Palestine is free and Israel is destroyed," Meshal said.
  • Report: Congress freezes aid to Palestinians

    10/01/2011 11:08:43 AM PDT · by opentalk · 42 replies
    Ynet ^ | October 1, 2011 | Ynet
    The Independent reports that US Congress blocked $200 million in aid to Palestinian Authority following Mahmoud Abbas' bid for UN membership and is threatening wider sanctions. ..According to the British newspaper, the freezing of the funds, which were to have been provided in the US fiscal year that ends Saturday, is the most tangible sign yet of the seriousness of Congressional leaders' threats of an even wider halt to funding in the coming year if Abbas continues with his actions at the UN...The Obama administration argues that assistance to the Palestinians is "an essential part of the US commitment to...
  • Palestinian FM: Eight UN Security Council Members Support Statehood Bid

    09/29/2011 4:16:05 AM PDT · by edpc · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 29 Sept 2011 | Jack Khoury
    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told the Voice of Palestine radio station on Thursday that eight members of the Security Council have pledged to support the Palestinian statehood application, and that great efforts are being made to secure a decisive ninth supporter. Security Council decisions require the support of nine of the 15 members, and no vetoes from the five permanent members, in order to pass. The United States has pledged to veto the Palestinian application, which needs Security Council approval in order to be handed to the UN General Assembly for confirmation.
  • "They Stole the Land"

    09/28/2011 7:39:53 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 7 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 09-29-11 | stolinsky
      “They Stole the Land” David C. Stolinsky Sept. 29, 2011 Some time ago, my wife and I went to the mall. I noticed a magazine on the news rack. The cover affected me so strongly that I remarked, “That may be the most immoral magazine cover I ever saw.” My wife thought I was referring to an X-rated magazine, but it was much worse than that. The cover showed two teenage girls who looked enough alike that they might have been sisters. But large print announced, “Suicide Mission.” The story involved another bombing in Israel. One of the...
  • ADL Applauds Israel PM Netanyahu's Speech At UN - Says Abbas Peace Song 'Rings Hollow'

    09/27/2011 11:03:54 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 28, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    ADL Applauds Israel PM Netanyahu's Speech At UN - Says Abbas Peace Song 'Rings Hollow' By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- September 28, 2011 .... Days after the Palestinian Authority, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Hamas and much of the Arab world attacked the legitimacy of Israel at the UN one can still find several Jewish organizations standing up for Israel. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) embraced Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the UN General Assembly, in which he unequivocally repeated Israel's desire for and commitment to peace with the Palestinians. Netanyahu again agreed for the creation of...
  • President Abbas declares 'Palestinian Spring'

    09/25/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    Yahoo AP ^ | 9/25/11 | DALIA NAMMARI
    Thousands of Palestinians cheering and waving flags gave President Mahmoud Abbas a hero's welcome in the West Bank Sunday, as he told them triumphantly a "Palestinian Spring" had been born following his historic speech to the U.N. last week. Abbas' popularity has skyrocketed since he asked the U.N. on Friday to recognize Palestinian independence, defying appeals from Israel and the United States to return to peace talks. His request has pushed the region into uncharted waters, and left the international community scrambling over how to respond. Thousands of people crowded Abbas' West Bank headquarters in the city of Ramallah to...
  • CNN Belief Column: Jesus would support Palestinian statehood bid

    09/25/2011 8:06:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    CNN Belief ^ | 09/25/2011 | Carl Medearis
    This week at the United Nations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to ask for recognition of a Palestinian state. If he does, the United States will veto. Why? Largely because of something we'll call Christian Zionism, an American theological movement that preaches a Christian obligation to help Jews reclaim the biblical Promised Land. I travel constantly, speaking about the Middle East to evangelical Christians across America and Europe. I lived in Lebanon for 12 years and churches invite me to talk about how to love their Muslim neighbors. Often before I get invited to speak at churches and Christian...
  • Israel Police Chief: 'Car Accident' Was Terror Attack [Father & baby victims of Arab-Palestinians]

    09/25/2011 7:53:14 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    Israel Police Chief: 'Car Accident' Was Terror Attack A tragic car crash that killed a young man and his baby son near Hevron was caused by terrorist rock attack, Israel Police chief confirms.Defense/Security Israel Police Chief: 'Car Accident' Was Terror Attack A tragic car crash that killed a young man and his baby son near Hevron was caused by terrorist rock attack, Israel Police chief confirms. By Maayana Miskin First Publish: 9/25/2011, 3:53 PM ...The dramatic change in approach followed a meeting Saturday night on autopsy findings in the deaths of the two victims, 25-year-old Asher Palmer and his infant...
  • Would Jesus Back a Palestinian State?

    09/24/2011 2:55:22 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 63 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 9/24/2011 | Unknown
    In a recent blog post for CNN, Middle East expert and evangelical Christian, Carl Medearis, wrote a piece arguing that Jesus would support a Palestinian state. I've met Carl on a couple of occasions. Carl is an amazing storyteller, a nice guy, and he truly loves Muslims. But his theology is utterly abysmal. And, even worse, his pro-Palestine position stands in direct conflict with the principles of justice, truth, love and righteousness. The gist of Carl's argument, and one I suspect is shared by many American evangelicals, is that Christians should discard the Bible, discard their eschatology and support a...
  • Former Turkish MP Mustafa Eyiceoğlu: A Jew Would Die Rather than Lose Any Money

    09/24/2011 8:54:20 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September 2011 | Palestine Today TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with former Turkish MP Mustafa Eyiceoğlu, which aired on September 5, 2011 on Palestine Today TV: Mustafa Eyceoğlu: The Mediterranean Sea does not belong to just one country. Turkey will take all necessary measures at sea. In addition, the freezing of all the military agreements constitutes a major blow to the Zionist government, because it has been well known throughout history that a Jew would rather die than lose any money. […]
  • Netanyahu's U.N. Speech

    09/23/2011 4:48:45 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered the following remarks to U.N. this afternoon, focusing primarily on the Palestinians' statehood bid: PRIME MIN. NETANYAHU: Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen, Israel has extended its hand in peace from the moment it was established 63 years ago. On behalf of Israel and the Jewish people, I extend that hand again today. I extend it to the people of Egypt and Jordan, with renewed friendship for neighbors with whom we have made peace. I extend it to the people of Turkey, with respect and good will. I extend it to the people...
  • IDF Confronts Terrorism, Islamic Jihad in Israel As Abbas Declares Palestine At UN

    09/23/2011 1:26:56 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 23, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    IDF Confronts Terrorism, Islamic Jihad in Israel As Abbas Declares Palestine At UN (photo) The PLO's ambassador wants an Apartheid Palestine. No Jews or Christians, a state based on Islamic Sharia law. By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- September 23, 2011 .... Dozens of Palestinians, awaiting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' speech to the UN, have attacked an Israel security checkpoint between Jerusalem and Rahmallah. The IDF has responded with the use of non lethal tear gas to disperse the demonstrators at Kalandiya. The IDF and ISA have intercepted several suicide bombers at this security checkpoint in...
  • Abbas submits Palestine statehood bid to UN [UPDATE: Netanyahu is speaking live]

    09/23/2011 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 57 replies
    Al Jazeera English ^ | 9.23.11 | staff
    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has handed over a historic request to UN chief Ban Ki-moon asking the United Nations to admit the state of Palestine as a full member. The Palestinian leader won huge applause and a standing ovation on Friday from some of the assembly as he entered the hall before beginning his speech. Abbas said he was ready to return to the negotiations, saying he did not want to isolate or delegitimize Israel. "Here I declare that the Palestine Liberation Organization is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of...
  • PA: Obama will be responsible for failure of peace

    09/22/2011 3:35:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/23/2011 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Dozens of Palestinians protest in Ramallah, heeding officials' instructions to hold anti-Obama demonstrations in West Bank. US President Barack Obama will be held responsible for the failure of the Middle East peace process, members of the Palestinian Authority delegation to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York charged on Thursday. The latest allegation came as the PA called for anti-Obama demonstrations in protest against his opposition to the Palestinian statehood bid. RELATED: 'Palestinians are still pushing for full UN membership' NY: Obama tells Abbas US will veto Palestinians at UN Relations between the PA and the US were now...
  • The real FLAG of Arab-Islamic Palestine - 1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism - nothing's changed

    09/22/2011 8:29:46 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism in "Palestine" nothing has changed! This is the real FLAG of Islamic [worse than apartheid] envisioned [23rd] Arab State called: Palestine. The same Arab-Nazi Judenrein plan... as you hear PLO's admission of a "vision" of a Jew-Free Palestine... http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html http://books.google.com/books?id=QMts5Z36kjAC In November, 1941, the Grand Mufti meets with Adolph Hitler. Hitler declined to shake the Mufti's hand and refused to drink coffee with him. (As Arabs were considered "monkeys" by Hitler/Nazis). But still managed to cooperate against the Jews. The Islamic pan-Arab leader also called for a jihad against the British and their Western...
  • Netanyahu, Lieberman praise Obamas U.N. speech, but Palestinians pan it

    09/22/2011 5:26:19 AM PDT · by Route797 · 6 replies
    JTA ^ | 9-21-2011
    (JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, but the address was criticized by Palestinians. Netanyahu met with Obama at the United Nations on Wednesday afternoon after the presidents speech and reportedly expressed his appreciation for the address. The speech was also praised by Israels hawkish foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman. I congratulate President Obama, and I am ready to sign on this speech with both hands, Lieberman said at a news conference. Some officials with the Palestine Liberation Organization criticized the presidents speech, which was seen as a rebuke...
  • anyone got a recc for a good book on the palestinians? how did they end up where they are?

    09/21/2011 5:03:21 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 31 replies
    self | sep 21, 2011 | self
    intersted in there is a good and unbiased book that explains how the Palestinians ended up in the mess they are in
  • Palestinians Won't Accept Vote Delay on UN Bid

    09/21/2011 1:50:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Steven R. Hurst
    A top Palestinian official said Wednesday that President Mahmoud Abbas would accept no political delays on his bid for membership in the United Nations, rejecting mounting pressure from the United States and France to first return to negotiations with Israel. The Palestinians plan to submit their letter of application on Friday when Abbas is to speak to the U.N. General Assembly, but he faced a withering lack of support as the world body opened its annual meeting. President Barack Obama said there could be no "shortcuts" in the quest for Middle East peace, a message that was echoed by French...
  • PA officials express regret, anger over Obama UN speech (Poor Barry has no friends)

    09/21/2011 12:03:31 PM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/21/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    NEW YORK Palestinian Authority officials expressed deep regret and anger over US President Barack Obamas speech at the UN on Wednesday and reiterated the PAs position for agreeing to the resumption of peace talks with Israel. They said that despite Obamas opposition, the PA would go ahead with its plan to submit a request for full membership of a Palestinian state to the Security Council on Thursday. Some of the PA officials described Obamas speech as a stab in the back to the Palestinians. [....] But while Abbass spokesman was careful not to criticize Obama in public, other members...
  • UN: Palestine Shakes Head When Obama Says Each Side Must See The World Through Each Other's Eyes

    09/21/2011 9:13:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/21/11 | staff
    "And friends of the Palestinians do them no favors by ignoring this truth, just as friends of Israel must recognize the need to pursue a two state solution with a secure Israel next to an independent Palestine," President Obama said at the UN. "That is the truth. Each side has legitimate aspirations and that is what makes peace so hard. And the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in each others shoes. Each side can see the world through the other's eyes. Thats what we should be encouraging."
  • The United Nations Should Not Recognize an Apartheid, Judenrein, Islamic Palestine

    09/21/2011 8:51:50 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    hudson-ny ^ | Sep. 21, 2011 | A. M. Dershowitz
    The United Nations Should Not Recognize an Apartheid, Judenrein, Islamic Palestine by Alan M. Dershowitz September 21, 2011 at 11:30 am The United Nations is being asked to grant the Palestinians the status of a "state," for at least some purposes. The question arises what kind of a state will it be? In an effort to attract Western support, the Palestinian Authority claims that it will become another "secular democratic state." Hamas, which won the last parliamentary election, disagrees. It wants Palestine to be a Muslim state governed by Sharia Law. We know what the Palestinian leadership is saying to...
  • A Palestinian state? Don't count on it

    09/21/2011 8:28:42 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/21/2011 | Jeff Jacoby
    If the Palestinian Authority genuinely desired international recognition as a sovereign state, Mahmoud Abbas wouldn't have come to New York to seek membership in the UN General Assembly this week. There would have been no need to, for Palestine would have long since taken its seat in the United Nations. Were Palestinian statehood Abbas's real goal, after all, he could have delivered it to his people three years ago. In 2008, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert proposed the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state on territory equal (after land swaps) to 100 percent of the West Bank and Gaza, with...
  • The non-hawk's case against a forced Palestinian state

    09/21/2011 8:17:30 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/21/2011 | Yossi Klein Halevi
    After decades of failed negotiations over a Palestinian state, it is tempting to imagine that the potential vote in the U.N. General Assembly on Palestinian statehood might help finally resolve one of the most vexing problems that the world has inherited from the previous century. And after all, that's just how a Jewish state was born by a U.N. General Assembly vote in 1947. But a U.N. vote that seeks to bypass negotiations and impose a fait accompli on Israel will only undermine a two-state solution. By deepening Israel's isolation, the vote will reinforce the sense among Israelis that...
  • From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote

    09/20/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 20, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    From Israel to New York - Jews, Christians Protest Hamas Led Palestine UN Vote By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- September 20, 2011 .... Thousands of Jewish and Christian protesters are taking to the streets in Jerusalem and in New York to protest a UN vote on the creation of a Hamas led Palestine. Just south of the UN, Rabbi Avi Weiss and 50 other demonstrators protested the PA's request to the UN for unilateral statehood. The protest was sponsored by AMCHA - Coalition for Jewish Concerns. Six people were arrested and charged by NYPD with disorderly...
  • EDITORIAL: Obamas Palestine

    09/20/2011 5:39:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | Editorial
    Israel threatened by U.S. Muslim outreachU.S. diplomats are in a state of panic over the upcoming United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood. According to the Palestinians, they are simply doing what the White House suggested. In his Sept. 23, 2010, speech before the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama waxed eloquent about the goals of the direct Mideast peace talks being held under American auspices. He said he hoped that when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the United Nations - an independent, sovereign state of Palestine, living...
  • Senators Urge President Obama To Underscore Strong Support For Israel During UN General Assembly

    09/20/2011 4:46:23 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Website ^ | 9/19/2011 | Senators: Menendez, Lieberman, Kyl, Casey, Collins, Gillibrand, Kirk, Blumenthal, Hatch, and more
    Today, 14 U.S. Senators called on President Obama to issue a strongly worded defense of Israel during his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. In a letter, the Senators highlighted a number of recent, troubling developments in the Middle East, including the attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo, anti-Israeli rhetoric from Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, and efforts to isolate Israel by unilaterally advancing a resolution on Palestinian statehood at the UN. The Senators ask that President Obama utilize the opportunity offered by your address at the United Nations to reaffirm and explain Americas determination to...
  • Go Ahead Make My Millennium !

    09/20/2011 4:44:32 PM PDT · by Righting
    Teaparty Tribune ^ | Sep. 2011 | Gerald A. Honigman
    Go Ahead Make My Millennium ! by Gerald A. Honigman Wheres Dirty Harry when you need him? One of my favorite Hollywood folks of all time, Clint Eastwood, spoke words similar to those above as he dared the bad guys to make a move. Were increasingly hearing reports that Arabsseeing that Israels Prime Minister Netanyahu isnt collapsing fast enough under American pressure to yield to all that they demandwill opt to take their act to the United Nations in their bid to create their 22nd state and second, not first in Palestine. Recall that Jordan was created in 1922 from...
  • PM's Spokesman: PA UN Bid - Violation of Agreements

    09/20/2011 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/11 | Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
    ...... video Regev pointed out that by going to the United Nations to ask for recognition of a state, the Palestinian Authority is violating agreements it has previously signed with Israel. They made a commitment to solve all issues of contentions through negotiations, Regev said. By refusing to negotiate and now by trying to impose a solution they are in clear violation of both the spirit and the letter of signed agreements. Israel reserves the right to respond, he added. We are following events very closely. We have different options. We will decide in our own decision-making process if, when,...
  • Perry begins to articulate foreign policy (Close PLO office in Washington)

    09/20/2011 8:10:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2 | Ben Smith
    Rick Perry aligned himself with some of the most hawkish pro-Israel voices on the question of Israel and Palestine today, but offered a more moderate vision than some of his supporters'. And the Texas governor laid out a far more articulated and current stand on the issues of Israel and a Palestinian state in a short speech to largely Orthodox Jewish supporters of Israel in a ballroom at the W Hotel on New York's Union Square. Perry spoke surrounded by Jewish leaders, many of whom -- like Likud figure and settler tribune Danny Danon and National Council of Young Israel...
  • Diplomacy of September

    09/20/2011 5:59:06 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/20/2011 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Guns of August," Barbara Tuchman chronicles how a cascading series of seemingly minor developments led inexorably to World War I and the worst carnage known to man up to that time. In the future, historians may point to the present "Diplomacy of September" as the catalyst for the next horrific conflict now in the offing in the Middle East, and potentially beyond. I am thinking specifically of three agenda items slated to take place in the United Nations or on the margins of its meetings in coming days: The first is a portentous move...
  • The UN Disaster is Obama's Fault

    09/19/2011 12:03:35 PM PDT · by TrueKnightGalahad · 18 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 19 September 2011 | Jonathan Tobin
    For many liberal pundits, the blame for the circus that will unfold this week at the UN with the start of a debate over Palestinian statehood is to be assigned to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu whom they wrongly claim has obstructed peace talks. Others are inclined, with more justice, to put the onus for the problem on Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas whose pursuit of UN recognition of statehood without first making peace with Israel is seen as both futile and counter-productive to the end that he claims to seek. But the lion's share of the blame ought to fall...
  • Obama conflicted over Palestine question (Poor Mufti-In-Chief)

    09/19/2011 8:43:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 9/18/2011 | Anna Fifield
    Exactly a year ago this week, President Barack Obama stood at the podium at the UN General Assembly and declared his support for a Palestinian state. Palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state, Mr Obama told the general assembly, unless the two parties reached a peace agreement. So it will be some degree of awkwardness that Mr Obama returns to the UN this week and directs his representatives to vote against a plan that would lead to Palestinians achieving that exact destination, albeit by a different route. Indeed, the US president will be...
  • Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign

    09/18/2011 10:15:01 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies
    palwatch ^ | 9/18/11
    Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN. In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. [Al-Ayyam, Sept. 9, 2011] [PA TV News, Sept. 8, 2011] ...
  • Reservists Called Up, Instructions Unclear [Israel IDF]

    09/18/2011 2:36:26 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 136 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/18/2011 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF has called up a relatively large number of reservists over the week's end, for an open-ended period of duty, in anticipation of possible large scale violence after the expected rejection of a Palestinian Authority bid for United Nations recognition as a state. Arutz Sheva has learned that the reservists have been instructed to maintain "restraint and alertness" but have not been given specific instructions regarding scenarios that could unfold. For example, reservists reported asking what to do if an Arab woman carrying a baby tries to break into a community. "Do we open fire?" They were told: "Open...
  • Of UN Palestine Vote, Israel, Islamic Jihad Hamas Advertising in New York

    09/18/2011 9:57:41 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 17, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Of UN Palestine Vote, Israel, Islamic Jihad Hamas Advertising in New York By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- September 17, 2011 .... After having been absent from the US for 25 years, having worked and lived in Israel, this Marco Polo has returned to a nation which for the most part has grown fat. It's Jewish community has become almost totally insensitive to the prospects of a war destroying Israel in the coming weeks. Yes, many in the Jewish community know about an upcoming vote in the UN to establish a state of Palestine. What they are...
  • PA to US: Statehood veto would 'destroy' two-state solution (Will Barky Buckle?)

    09/17/2011 11:38:40 AM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/17/2011 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority on Saturday warned the US against using the veto to thwart its plan to seek membership for a Palestinian state in the UN next week. The PA said that a US veto would "destroy" the two-state solution. The warning came hours after PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced in a speech in Ramallah that he would ask the UN Security Council to accept membership of a Palestinian state. Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat warned that the US Administration's use of a veto to foil the PA move would destroy the two-state solution. "Anyone who supports the two-state solution...
  • Abbas: Palestinians want full UN membership

    09/16/2011 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 20 replies
    YNetnews.com ^ | 9/16/11 | Roee Nahmias
    Palestinian leader says PA to proceed with UN bid in September because President Obama endorsed Palestinian state; 'Im going to the UN in order to demand our legitimate rights and secure full membership,' he says. Dramatic speech in Ramallah: The Palestinian Authority will be seeking full United Nations membership in its statehood bid later this month, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday. "Im going to the UN in order to demand our legitimate rights and secure full membership for the state of Palestine," the Palestinian president said in Ramallah. "We hope to secure full membership." "We are going to the...
  • Comment: The Palestinians illegitimate UN gambit (by Rick Perry)

    09/15/2011 9:46:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/15/2011 | Rick Perry
    It was a mistake President Obama to distance himself from Israel and seek engagement with the hostile regimes in Syria and Iran. The historic friendship between the United States and Israel stretches from the founding of the Jewish state in 1948 to the present day. Our nations have developed vital economic and security relationships in an alliance based on shared democratic principles, deep cultural ties and common strategic interests.
  • Judenrein Palestine (Muslim Apartheid)

    09/15/2011 1:36:23 PM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    WeeklyStandard ^ | Sep 14, 2011 | D. Halper
    Judenrein Palestine 3:11 PM, Sep 14, 2011 - By DANIEL HALPER USA Today reports: The Palestine Liberation Organization's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that any future Palestinian state it seeks with help from the United Nations and the United States should be free of Jews."After the experience of the last 44 years of military occupation and all the conflict and friction, I think it would be in the best interest of the two people to be separated," Maen Areikat, the PLO ambassador, said during a meeting with reporters sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor. He was responding to...
  • The First Palestinian State (2003 article, very relevant)

    09/14/2011 6:39:07 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    Americans for a Safe Israel ^ | December 9, 2003 | E. Winston
    WINSTON MID EAST ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY - December 9, 2003 THE FIRST PALESTINIAN STATE by Emanuel A. Winston, a Middle East analyst & commentatorOh. You didnt know there was a First Palestinian State? Its not necessary to go back to 1964 when, with Egypts help, Yassir Arafat formed up the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) - with the sole intent of engaging in Terror for the purpose of conquering the Jewish State, with the assistance of all the Arab/Muslim nations. Those goals of the PLO have NOT changed. (1) Arafat was elected Chairman of the PLO in 1969.But, Arafat and his...
  • Palestinian Ambassador to US Wants Jew-Free State

    09/14/2011 5:13:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | fire | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    After 44 years of military occupation, I think it will be in the best interests of the two peoples to be separated first, Areikat says. The Palestinian Ambassador to the United States Maen Rashid Areikat said on Tuesday in Washington that the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)opposes the immediate presence of Jews and gays in an independent Palestinian state, according to reports in The Daily Caller and The Weekly Standard. When asked by Jamie Weinstein, senior editor and columnist for The Daily Caller, whether a Jew could be elected Mayor of Ramallah in an independent Palestinian state, Areikat said: But after...