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  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented [Of course Gingrich is right]

    04/08/2012 6:43:38 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    israel today ^ | April 03, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has come under a lot of fire for saying that the "Palestinians" are an invented people. Most have ridiculed Gingrich by pointing out there are clearly millions of Arabs living in so-called "Palestine." But Gingrich wasn't talking about the physical presence of those people today, but rather the national identity they have adopted and the fact that most immigrated to the land not so long ago. In a televised address on Al-Hekma TV last week, Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad basically backed up Gingrich's assessment, acknowledging that the...
  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented [Newt was right?]

    04/03/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Israel Today ^ | April 03, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has come under a lot of fire for saying that the "Palestinians" are an invented people. Most have ridiculed Gingrich by pointing out there are clearly millions of Arabs living in so-called "Palestine." But Gingrich wasn't talking about the physical presence of those people today, but rather the national identity they have adopted and the fact that most immigrated to the land not so long ago. In a televised address on Al-Hekma TV last week, Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad basically backed up Gingrich's assessment, acknowledging that the...
  • Betrayal Glorified: The Bizarre Jewish Movement to Destroy Israel by Pretending to Save It

    04/03/2012 3:59:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 30, 2012 | Barry Rubin
    Betrayal Glorified: The Bizarre Jewish Movement to Destroy Israel by Pretending to Save It March 30, 2012 - 7:01 am - by Barry Rubin Also read my article Being an Israeli and a Jew in 2012: Let’s Face Reality Without Illusion, Shrug, and Move Forward I can only laugh at the idea of dilettante Peter Beinart and J Street as leader of the anti-Israel (oops, I meant save-Israel-from-itself) movement. After all, imagine people parading as self-defined heroes while peddling ideas that have absolutely nothing to do with reality. But behind the stupid ideas is a very poisonous hidden agenda. We...
  • Arab church that backs Israel shuttered by Palestinian Authority

    03/31/2012 7:51:27 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    whyisrael ^ | 19 March 2012
    By Ryan Jones.. The First Baptist Church in Bethlehem was ordered closed by the Palestinian Authority on Saturday, according to Rabbi Russell Resnik of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Resnik reported the incident after meeting with Pastor Steven Khoury, the son of First Baptist’s head pastor, Naim Khoury.
  • The Palestinian Excuse for Terror

    03/21/2012 6:26:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | 3-21-12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad issued a call today to foreign terrorists to stop using the plight of the Palestinians as an excuse for their crimes. In condemning the Toulouse massacre two days after the killings, Fayyad said, “Extremists must stop pretending to stand up for the rights of Palestinian children who only ask for a decent life.” This was in reaction to the news that Mohammed Merah, the arrested suspect in the Toulouse shootings, claimed that the atrocity was done in part to exact revenge on the Jews for their supposedly poor treatment of the Palestinians. Fayyad is...
  • The evolving Palestinian narrative: Arabs caused the refugee problem

    05/20/2008 9:07:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 164+ views
    Palestinian Media Watch ^ | May 20 2008 | Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
    PA daily: Arabs left homes on their own to facilitate destruction of Israel -- and thus became refugees The Arabs who became refugees in 1948 were not expelled by Israel but left on their own to facilitate the destruction of Israel, according to a senior Palestinian journalist writing in a Palestinian daily. This plan to leave Israel was initiated by the Arab states fighting Israel, who promised the people they would be able to return to their homes in a few days once Israel was defeated. The article in Al-Ayyam concludes that these Arab states are responsible for the Arab...
  • The Impolite Truth About the Palestinians

    03/19/2012 5:58:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2012
    “Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community.” Newt Gingrich “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the State of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since...
  • Muslims stone Christians on Temple Mount

    02/19/2012 6:33:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 44 replies · 2+ views
    IsraelToday ^ | February 19, 2012
    A mob of some 50 Palestinian Muslims stoned a group of Christian tourists atop Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Sunday morning. Three of the Israeli police officers who acted to protect the Christian group were wounded by the stone-throwers. Police arrested 11 Palestinians, several of them minors, for their role in the attack. The attack is believed to have been instigated by the former Muslim mufti of Jerusalem, Ekrama Sabri, who told Palestinian media over the weekend that Jewish groups were planning to break into the mosques that occupy the holy compound and desecrate them. Sabri urged all local Muslims to...
  • Muslim Brotherhood: You’d best keep the aid money coming if you want that treaty with Israel intact

    02/15/2012 10:49:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2012 | AllahPundit
    Regimes come and go but the bribes remain the same. US aid to Egypt is guaranteed by the Camp David Accords and stopping it would be a violation of that treaty, a high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker said Sunday.Essam El-Erian, who also serves as chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said that should aid from Washington be cut, the Brotherhood would consider changing the terms of Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel.El-Erian told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat that the US needs to understand that “what was acceptable before the revolution is no longer,” and that should the aid provisions...
  • BDS Professor at Penn explains how to teach anti-Israel propaganda to students (indoctrination)

    02/15/2012 6:35:17 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    Penn BDS conference ^ | Feb 10th | Youtube Video
    Professor Amy Kaplan at the University of Pennsylvania explains to educators how to shoe-horn hatred for Israel in their courses - even if the course has nothing to do with politics or history.
  • WHO is writing Foreign Policy for Obama? WHY are so many US dollars going to Palestinians?

    02/14/2012 3:44:11 PM PST · by opentalk · 11 replies
    romanticpoet blog ^ | February 14, 2012 | Romantic Poet
    From Weasel Zippers:Obama Seeks Waiver To Fund U.N. Agency Congress Defunded Over Recognition of “Palestine”…This is apparently one of Obama’s top priorities. (CNSNews.com) – The State Department budget request for fiscal year 2013 includes $4.1 billion for contributions to the United Nations and other international bodies. Among the intended recipients is the U.N’s cultural agency, which lost U.S. funding in FY2012 after it became the first U.N. agency to grant full membership to “Palestine.” The budget request released Monday includes $79 million for the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO’s funding was cut last November in line...
  • UN Textbooks for Palestinian Children ‘Explosively Anti-Semitic, Anti-American and Anti-Israeli'

    01/30/2012 8:46:38 AM PST · by DrewsMum · 25 replies · 2+ views
    CNS ^ | January 29, 2012 | Penny Starr
    The textbooks used to educate Palestinian children who live in refugee camps came under fire at a briefing on Wednesday on Capitol Hill where experts said lessons of intolerance and hatred toward Jews and Israel fill the books’ pages.
  • Palestine, Back to the Future

    01/29/2012 2:13:07 AM PST · by tedbel · 3 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | January 29/12 | Ted Belman
    There was a time when the lands now known as Israel, (including Judea and Samaria and Gaza), and most of Jordan were called “Palestine”. In fact, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 declared “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”. There followed considerable cooperation between the Jews, represented by Chaim Weizmann and the Arabs living in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, and Jordan, represented by Emir Feisal. As a result, the Feisal-Weizmann Agreement was signed in January 1919, in which it was agreed that the Jews would get the lands lying west...
  • A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority

    03/01/2011 11:49:43 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/02/2011 | THE MEIR AMIT INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORM
    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square 10 days ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians. 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he is not officially its leader. (In the past, he refused to accept the title of the Muslim Brotherhood’s General Guide). He is influential in Egypt and considered one of the most important Sunni...
  • Abbas Awarded Russian Orthodox Prize

    01/21/2012 1:41:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    wafa.ps ^ | January 21, 2012
    MOSCOW, January 21, 2012 (WAFA) – Russian Patriarch Kirill Saturday awarded President Mahmoud Abbas the Orthodox People’s Unity Foundation prize, also known as Patriarch Alexis II prize. Abbas thanked Kirill for the prize, which he said is a proof of the close ties between Palestine and the people of Russia. “For me, this prize is a motivation to continue on the path to spread the culture of peace and dialogue between religions and civilizations instead of the culture of hate and violence, and to support tolerance and accept the other instead of bigotry and denial of the other,” he said....
  • Give Israel's secular liberals their own state

    01/10/2012 10:02:24 PM PST · by RightCenter · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 01.09.12 | Carlo Strenger
    The two-state solution is history, and I was both sad and happy to see that A.B. Yehoshua has come to the same conclusion. Now we need to think ahead: How will the piece of land west of the Jordan River become a place that enables its population to live decent lives? How on earth is this greater State of Israel going to function? Israel is already an anomaly in that it has four separate educational systems: one for religious Zionists, one for the ultra-Orthodox, one for Arabs and one for the secular Jews who are no longer a majority: as...
  • Israeli, Palestinian reactions to Pope’s ‘State of the World’ address

    01/10/2012 3:22:31 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | January 10, 2012 | Diogenes
    Both Israeli and Palestinian diplomats are praising Pope Benedict’s January 9 address to the diplomatic corps. During the address, the Pope expressed satisfaction that Israeli and Palestinian officials will resume talks through the efforts of Jordanian mediators. “I am very much pleased that the Holy Father mentioned these new developments which are indeed encouraging--renewing talks after a stalemate of longer than one year is definitely good news,” said Mordechay Lewy, Israel’s ambassador to the Holy See. “We are not a prophet; we don’t know what will come out (of the talks) but it cannot be worse than not talking, so...
  • Police release Charles Bishop suicide note (15 yr old Tampa plane suicide, Osama sympathizer)

    02/06/2002 10:05:38 AM PST · by Registered · 196 replies · 1,664+ views
    ap yahoo news ^ | 02.06.02 | AP
      1-5-01 Kid didn't know it was '02 yet. I have prepared this statement in regards to the act I am about to commit. First of all, Osama bin Laden is absolutely justified in the terror he has caused on 9-11. He has brought a mighty nation to its knees! God blesses him and the others who helped make September 11th happen. The U.S. will have to face the consequences for its horrific actions against the Palestinian people and (illegible, could be Iraq?) by its allegiance with the monstrous Israelis who want nothing short of world domination! You will ...
  • The U.S. and Biblical Israel-Instead of 2 state solution restore what God gave Abraham’s people

    01/05/2012 4:57:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-5-12 | Barbara Lerner
    By now, most Americans know that the “two-state solution” is no solution to the war that supremacist Muslims have been waging against the state of Israel since its rebirth in 1948. Most Americans in public life know it too, but in public, nearly all of them pay lip service to the idea of a Palestinian state. To do that plausibly, they have to studiously avoid any public mention of facts about the Palestinians that make it glaringly obvious that a Palestinian state is not in America’s national interest; and glaringly clear that empowering the Palestinians and the forces and ideas...
  • Palestinian state would expel Jews

    12/27/2011 2:46:09 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 26, 2011 | Steve Huntley
    Buried in news stories about the conviction on a former president of Israel on rape charges was a telling insight into the Jewish state: The three-judge panel that convicted Moshe Katsav and the three-judge tribunal that rejected his appeal each had a justice who is an Israeli Arab. Arabs make up 20 percent of the population of Israel, and, as the Katsav story indicates, they are able to play prominent roles in the country’s governmental life, including service in the Knesset. Hundreds of thousands of Jews live in communities in the disputed West Bank territories. To Israelis, the West Bank...
  • Gaza Baptist Church, 'functioning' but 'restricted,' says Brother Andrew

    12/21/2011 9:20:10 AM PST · by Cronos · 3 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 20 Dec 2011 | Bob allen
    The last remaining evangelical church in Gaza is functioning but in danger of dying, famed Bible smuggler Brother Andrew said after a recent visit to Gaza Baptist Church. “Christians in the west are surprised to learn that there is a church [in Gaza], a functioning church, a suffering church, a restricted church, but there is a church in Gaza... and I think its dying," the founder of Open Doors, an organization dedicated to support of Christian minorities who are persecuted because of their faith, said in a video clip. “Today only one active evangelical church remains, Gaza Baptist Church,” the...
  • Newt's unpopular truth: Palestine wasn’t even a country 100 years ago

    12/16/2011 7:10:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Edmonton Sun ^ | December 16, 2011 | Michael Coren
    Newt Gingrich got into all sorts of trouble a few days ago when he claimed: “There was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. We’ve had an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs and who were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places.” Newt, you’re completely correct, and this is one of the bravest and most intellectually informed things any of the Republican candidates have said so far. Contrary to what you might hear from leftists, labour leaders, students and manipulative Arab activists carefully pulling...
  • Why Won't Glenn Beck Praise Newt for "Invented Palestine" comments in favor of Israel?

    12/14/2011 10:38:21 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 84 replies
    12/15/2011 | Ralph Mitchell
    Beck is making a fool of himself going hard against Newt, with no on-air rebuttals on GBTV.com or Beck Radio allowed. His credibility is now severely damaged. Also, notice that Beck did not mention or emphasize Newt's defense of Israel, via Newt's true statement that "Palestinian" is an invented term for the Arab people in the Middle East. Can someone get a question to Beck on Newt's loyalty to Israel, which is important to Beck?
  • Myths of the Middle East: The Unreal Palestinians

    12/13/2011 8:29:04 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 8 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 12/12/2011 | Staff
    The first time the name was used was in A.D. 70 when the Romans committed genocide against the Jews, smashed the Temple and declared the land of Israel would be no more. From then on, the Romans promised, it would be known as "Palestine." The name was derived from the Philistines, a Goliathian people conquered by the Jews centuries earlier. It was a way for the Romans to add insult to injury. "Palestine" has never existed as an autonomous entity. It was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British...
  • Is Newt wrong about 'Palestinians'?

    12/12/2011 9:27:30 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 23 replies · 2+ views
    WND.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    Newt Gingrich has been taking heat for a statement he made about the "Palestinians" being an "invented" people. "We have had an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs," Gingrich said in an interview with The Jewish Channel, a cable-television network. "Remember, there was no Palestine as a state – (it was) part of the Ottoman Empire. I think we have an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs and historically part of the Arab community and they had the chance to go many places." Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum both took Gingrich to task for his remarks,...
  • Gingrich and the ‘Invented People’

    12/12/2011 9:22:07 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 25 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/12/2012 | Jonathan Tobin
    Newt Gingrich is taking a lot of flack for telling a Jewish cable channel that the Palestinians are an "invented people." Those comments were the subject of a lengthy segment of last night's Republican presidential debate and will, no doubt, inspire angry commentary from the pro-Palestinian left as well as concern from others who will say that Gingrich's attitude is unpresidential (as Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum seemed to imply) and will not help the cause of peace. This leaves us with three questions: Was Gingrich right? If so, what implications should this have for U.S. policy? And even if...
  • Video Title: Newt was RIGHT! - The Palestinians ARE an "invented" people!-

    12/12/2011 8:59:37 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 11 replies
    888 Webb Today ^ | 12/10/2011 | Staff
    Newt was RIGHT! - The Palestinians ARE an "invented" people! So, why is he backtracking on this issue? Palestinians is translated: "Philistines" or "to divide." Oh when it comes to the issue of "Palestinian" statehood, one would be hard pressed to find a more divisive issue since the dominant news media is so bent on giving the "Philistines" back their land. Ironically, Philistines are not Arabs and Arabs are not Philistines. So, when modern Arabs raise their angry fists and claim they have ancient roots to the land of Israel, it is a nonsensical demand. That would be like Rush...
  • Gingrich defends comments on Palestinians

    12/10/2011 8:04:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 10, 2011
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he is being factually accurate when he calls the Palestinians an "invented" people and says they are the creation of anti-Israel propaganda. Gingrich's chief rival for the presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, says the former House speaker has made a mistake in the description and has made it more difficult for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate toward peace.
  • Arab Athletes Furious After “Palestine” Truncated

    12/10/2011 4:55:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/11 | Elad Benari
    Some of the participants in the 2011 Pan Arab Games, taking place in Qatar, were upset this weekend after discovering that a map showing “Palestine” presented its boundaries as only included Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The map was presented, along with the maps of other participating countries, at the opening ceremony of the games in Doha. The representation of “Palestine” made some of the participants furious, as they claimed that the map only showed 22% of the area of “Palestine”. The participants said that presenting “Palestine” in this way constitutes recognition of Israel and an acceptance of what they termed...
  • Gingrich Describes Palestinian People as 'Invented'

    12/10/2011 9:24:58 AM PST · by TBBT · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/2011 | Fox News
    Newt Gingrich declared in an interview that Palestinians are an "invented" people, though his campaign afterward claimed the candidate still supports the establishment of a Palestinian state. The front-running Republican presidential candidate made the comments in an interview with The Jewish Channel. The interview marks some of the toughest language to date any candidate has used to describe the Middle East peace process. It also comes after Gingrich pledged at a forum earlier in the week that if elected, he would name John Bolton -- a hawkish, pro-Israel former U.N. ambassador who served in the George W. Bush administration --...
  • Muslim anti-Semitism, Israel and the dynamics of self-destructive scapegoating

    12/04/2011 11:10:11 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (blog) ^ | 12/1/11 | Richard Landes
    Richard Landes is an American writer and medieval historian specialising in millennialism. He is associate professor of history at Boston University and the author of several books including Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience (Oxford University Press). He has also, since turn of the millennium, become a critic of the mainstream news media (MSNM), in particular its treatment of both the Arab-Israeli conflict and more broadly the issue of Islamism and Global Jihad. He has two sites dedicated to these issues: The Second Draft and a blog, The Augean Stables. Anti-Semitism is everyone's problem, including the Muslims'....
  • CiF Watch - Take the Palestine Quiz today!

    12/03/2011 11:34:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 2+ views
    networked blogs ^ | 12/2/11 | Geary
    Please take the following quiz on topics regarding Palestinian quality of life, demography and history, and test your knowledge with the answers provided below. Questions 1.) Rank these countries according to life expectancy (longest first). Brazil, Turkey, Egypt, Gaza, Russia, & world average 2.) Rank these conflicts (since 1950) in terms of number of casualties. Burma/Myanmar; Russia-Chechnya; Arab-Israeli conflict; Zimbabwe civil disorders; Iranian Revolution; Repression of Kurds (Turkey,Iraq,Iran); Sudan civil wars 3.) How many Palestinians were treated in Israeli hospitals in 2010? None; 180; 1,800; 18,000; or 180,000 4.) Which of the following organs of Palestinian society are under “occupying”...
  • ‘They Stole Our Land’ vs. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

    11/28/2011 5:28:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 25, 2011 | David Meir-Levi
    The cornerstone argument in the Arab narrative against Israel is that the Zionists in the 19th and early 20th centuries came to the Land of Israel and stole Arab land. This is a very simple assertion, easy to visualize, seemingly logical and amenable to a brief presentation: after all, Zionists did come from Europe to what was then Palestine, and the Arabs were already living there. So obviously when the Jews came they took Arab land. Although there exists voluminous evidence to the contrary in Arab and Turkish and British sources indicating the exact opposite, it is difficult to present...
  • The Palestinization of UNESCO

    11/23/2011 8:43:22 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    In January 1981 the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Summit meeting in Mecca declared that, "Palestine should be viewed as the paramount issue of Muslim nations." Since then Europe hastened to adopt this path as well and has provided for the Palestinization of the cultural, social and above all political life of Europe. For three decades, Europe obeyed the OIC in a servile manner. The EU has effectively created a major problem for itself that is eating away and destroying it. The EU made Palestine the hub of its international policy, transforming it into a symbol of peace and...
  • WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING"

    11/16/2011 10:47:31 PM PST · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    WHAT THE ISLAMIST-APPEASER BBC OMITTED IN INTERVIEWING JORDANIAN ARAB "KING" Nov-14-2011BBC News Special: Lyse Doucet speaks to King Abdullah of Jordanhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/2011/11/111114_king_abdullah_of_jordan_interview.shtml___1) "King" Abdullah of Jordan outrageously said -typically- propagated to BBC that if Israel would have just solved the "Palestinian" problem, it wouldn't had to deal with Iran nukes... that Iran wouldn't want -then- to attack Israel... The BBC Reporter --of course-- "forgot" to press about the clear genocide the Islamic Republic has repeatedly reiterated in 1994 (in Argentina by Iranian official Mohsen Rabbani),[1][2] in 2005 [3][4][5][6] and 2007 [7] (by Ahmadinejad) for Israel to be WIPED OFF, Period. What's...
  • UN Security Council Panel Fails To Agree On Palestinian Statehood Bid

    11/11/2011 1:21:14 PM PST · by edpc · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | Shlomo Shamir and Reuters
    A UN Security Council committee said on Friday it had failed to reach agreement over a Palestinian application for full membership in the United Nations, the Portuguese UN ambassador said. The decision by the council's admissions committee brought the Palestinian Authority's push for UN recognition of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, one step closer to collapse.
  • When Muslims occupied Jews' capital - Jerusalem -translated 'Beit-Hamikdash' into: Bayt al-Makdis

    11/08/2011 3:55:58 PM PST · by Milagros · 5 replies
    When (always) Jewish Jerusalem - Beit-Hamikdash was translated into: Bayt al-Makdis / al- MuqaddasIbn Khallikan's biographical dictionary‎ - Page 235 - Ibn Khallikān - Authors, Arab - 1843Makdisi means belonging to Bait al-Makdis (the House of the Holy Place, or Jerusalem). http://books.google.com/books?id=6p0TAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA235Description of Syria: including Palestine‎ - Page 11 - Muhammad ibn Ahmad Mukaddasī - History - 1886 - 116 pagesAmong its cities are : Bait-al-Makdis (Jerusalem), Bait Jibril, Ghazzah (Gaza), Maimas, 'Askalan (Ascalon), Yafah (Joppa), Arsuf, Kaisariyyah (Caesarea), http://books.google.com/books?id=JCYYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA11Palestine under the Moslems: A description of Syria and the Holy Land from A description of Syria and the Holy Land...
  • Useful idiots for Palestine

    11/05/2011 5:46:25 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Pat Condell
    Palestine’s Useful Idiots
  • Why Russia, China voted against the US on 'palestine'

    11/01/2011 10:29:05 AM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Why Russia, China voted against the US on "palestine" EURABIA Disregarding, for now the "capital" of Eurabia, France, which in recent years it has become more Arab-Islamic than anything else. The fear of the 'Arab street' is as powerful as the Arab oil lobby is at the UN/Amnesty]. WHO CARES ABOUT THE ARAB "PALESTINIANS?" Of course, no one cares about the Arab-Palestinians, not even the Arab world (As the Time wrote: Arab nations don't care about the Palestinians Or as an Arab Christian author wrote: The Arab nations keep the Palestinians and their descendants in squalor. They are denied citizenship...
  • US cuts off funding to UNESCO after it admits Palestine as member state

    11/01/2011 5:49:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/1/2011 | Edmund Sanders and Paul Richter
    A decision by the U.N.'s cultural organization to admit Palestine as a member state set off a confrontation between the United States and the United Nations, threatening to strip Washington of influence in several key international agencies while cutting off a major source of contributions to the world body. The Obama administration said it would cut off funding for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization just hours after the group on Monday voted 107-14 to accept the Palestinian Authority as a full member. The UNESCO action triggered U.S. laws from the early 1990s that bar Washington from giving...
  • UN Official: Palestinians Mull Disbanding PA Over Stalled Peace Talks

    10/30/2011 7:28:03 PM PDT · by edpc · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 30 Oct 2011 | Barak Ravid
    The deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians could cause violence to erupt in the West Bank, and the rest of the world will not bail out Israel if that happens, a leading UN official who is close to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Haaretz. Robert Serry, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, also said Israel must take heed of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' threats to resign and dismantle the PA. "The Palestinians feel growing alienation towards the Oslo process," said Serry. "I hear many voices in Ramallah that call for the dismantling of the...
  • Islamic Palestine - 1915: indoctrinating 'Anti non-Muslim' Bigotry

    10/29/2011 10:15:40 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    Books by: Archie Bell, S. S. Friedman | 1915; 1982 | Archie Bell, S. S. Friedman
    Archie Bell: "The spell of the Holy Land," pp. 229-230, (Archie Bell, 1915; 371 pp.) The Hills of Samaria[...]As we left Jacob and his people we soon found ourselves in the midst of Nablus hoodlums again. Although Nablus is the largest city in Palestine between Damascus and Jerusalem, it is isolated in the Valley of Shechem, untouched by a railroad and somewhat difficult to reach. Yet it has a population of nearly thirty thousand, is a prosperous city, and in many ways quite unlike any of the other towns one passes on the overland journey by the ancient caravan route...
  • 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 Palestinian’s 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