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  • Clinton slams Gingrich comments on Palestinians

    12/14/2011 10:51:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies ^ | 12/14/11 | Reuters
    US Secretary of State Clinton says Gingrich's claim that Palestinians are an invented people is "unhelpful." WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich's comment that the Palestinians are an "invented people" was unhelpful, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday, saying the Republican presidential candidate had realized this. Gingrich, a former speaker of the US House of Representatives, stirred controversy on Friday when told the Jewish Channel cable television broadcaster he saw the Palestinians as an invented people who want to destroy Israel.
  • Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany...'Jizya'

    12/13/2011 9:27:56 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies ^ | 12-12-11 | memri
    Bookmark and Share Text Size A | A | A December 12, 2011 Special Dispatch No.4354 Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany, Pledges to Impose 'Jizya' Poll Tax on Non-Muslims, and Vows to Annihilate Israel Following are excerpts from an interview with Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of the Tahrir Party in Jordan, which aired on JoSat TV on December 8, 2011. JoSat, a private Jordanian channel, is owned by businessman Riyadh Al-Huroub. His wife, Rula Al-Huroub, is the moderator on this show. Sheikh Ahmad Abu Al-Quddum is a leader of the Tahrir party in...
  • Inflating Gingrich's Israel Support to 'Damaging,' Distracting' Diplomatic Drama

    12/13/2011 11:02:39 AM PST · by yoe · 9 replies
    Time's Watch ^ | December 12, 2011 | Clay Waters
    Times reporter Trip Gabriel, covering the Gingrich campaign, inflated conventional pro-Israel anti-"peace process" opinions delivered by Newt Gingrich into diplomatic drama in Saturday’s ("Gingrich Suggests a Reversal of Mideast Policy.”) Does Newt Gingrich believe in a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Democratic and Republican administrations since the 1990s have adopted that framework for peace in the Middle East, but Mr. Gingrich suggested that he might break with it, calling Palestinians an “invented” people and the current stalled peace process “delusional.” He also said the leadership of the Palestinian Authority, which has pledged to respect Israel’s right to exist,...
  • 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...
  • Our World: Gingrich’s fresh hope

    12/12/2011 3:43:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 12, 2012 | By CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Last Friday, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, did something revolutionary. He told the truth about the Palestinians. In an interview with The Jewish Channel, Gingrich said that the Palestinians are an “invented” people, “who are in fact Arabs.” His statement about the Palestinians was entirely accurate. At the end of 1920, the “Palestinian people” was artificially carved out of the Arab population of “Greater Syria.” “Greater Syria” included present-day Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. That is, the Palestinian people were invented 91 years ago. Moreover, as Gingrich noted,...
  • A Badly Invented People

    12/12/2011 4:36:51 AM PST · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    In the post-news environment, media no longer exists to report, it exists to disseminate glib talking points that sound good at first, but don't stand up to examination. Fact checks, one of the latest media gimmicks, have become another vector for disseminating talking points. So have media blogs which began repeating the same ridiculous thing over and over again. Take the response to Gingrich's accurate statement that the Palestinian Arabs are an invented people. Aside from all the hysterical "sky is falling" nonsense, is the comparison between the Americans as an invented people and the Palestinian Arabs. Let's look at...
  • Israel Today: Gingrich: There are no Palestinians!

    12/11/2011 10:02:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies · 2+ views
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    Surprise US Republican presidential front-runner says it's time to stop with the lies, and to conduct Middle East peace process based on historical facts - there are no "Palestinians" One of the candidates who currently has a very real chance at becoming the next president of the United States could fundamentally alter Middle East peace-making were he to stick to his campaign platform and rhetoric after taking office. In an interview with The Jewish Channel on Friday, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has become a surprise Republican presidential front-runner of late, stated that the entire basis of...
  • Gingrich stands by ‘invented’ Palestinians remark

    12/11/2011 4:57:48 AM PST · by humblegunner · 96 replies
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2011 | DANIEL ESTRIN and THOMAS BEAUMONT
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said he supports a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians that includes two separate states, but he did not step back Saturday from his assertion that Palestinians are an “invented” people, an incendiary comment that infuriated one side in the Mideast peace process. The burden to show a willingness to reach a peace accord with the Israelis lies squarely with the Palestinians, he said. “When the president keeps talking about a peace process while Hamas keeps firing missiles into Israel, if we had a country next to us firing missiles,...
  • 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.
  • 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 --...
  • Gingrich: "Palestinians" an "invented people"

    12/09/2011 3:19:40 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 47 replies
    Jihadwatch / AGI ^ | 9th Dec, 2011 | AGI
    Gingrich is right in this. PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein said this in 1977: 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 Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.
  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • ‘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...
  • Hamas Leader: Western Civilization "Will Not Be Able to Withstand the Great and Glorious Islam"

    11/14/2011 3:42:27 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies · 1+ views
    MEMRI TV ^ | - October 28, 2011 - 01:58 | Al-Quds TV (Lebanon)
    Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, which aired on Al-Quds TV on October 28, 2011: Mahmoud Al-Zahhar: America is leaving Iraq and Afghanistan, and Allah willing, it will leave Palestine, along with its allies. It will leave in humiliation and disgrace. Our people and our enterprise, on the other hand, will move forward. Today, we emphasize that our plan is not confined to the liberation of Palestine. The Islamic nation in its entirety will bring a smile to the faces of all the people in the world, and will wipe the tears from...
  • Militants in Gaza: Allah's Teachings Are the Fire with Which "We Harvest the Skulls of the Jews"..

    11/14/2011 3:44:59 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | November 3, 2011 - 02:56 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)
    Following are excerpts from statements made at a rally of the Palestinian Al-Ahrar movement in Gaza, a pro-Hamas group that split from Fatah, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on November 3, 2011: Rally organizer: Praise be to you, our Lord. You have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship, through which we come closer to you. […] Allah's prayers upon you, our beloved Prophet [Muhammad]. You have made your teachings into constitutions for us – the light with which we dissipate the darkness of the occupation, and the fire with which we harvest the skulls of the...
  • The Narrative of Perpetual Palestinian Victimhood

    11/14/2011 8:28:53 AM PST · by ventanax5
    Hudson New York ^ | Shelby Steele
    The Arab-Israeli conflict, is not really a conflict, it is a war – a war of the Arabs against the Jews. In many ways, this conflict has been a conflict between narratives. We who strongly support Israel have done a poor job in formulating a narrative which will combat the story spun by the other side. We can do better. The Durban conferences, the request for UN recognition of a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, and the general animus in the Middle East and elsewhere toward Israel and toward the Jews, what are they really about? Is the Durban conference...
  • Israel and the Two-State Delusion

    11/10/2011 1:26:31 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/11 | William A. Levinson
    The "general consensus" that permanent peace in the Middle East requires the creation of an independent Palestinian state is a dangerous delusion that can lead nowhere but to terrorism, violence, and war. This article will shatter that delusion with what engineers -- i.e., people who deal in impartial facts as opposed to dreams and ideologies -- call a root cause assessment. ...Even though Israel would not "occupy" Gaza, Judea, and Samaria for another nineteen years, its Arab neighbors then began a long litany of terroristic violence against it. The two-state argument therefore confuses cause with effect. The "occupation" is the...
  • Protester: Israel Doing To Palestinians What 'They Claim Germany Did To Them'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/3/11 | Joe Schoffstall
    It's probably a red flag when a protester begins her rant with, "I'm not saying I'm a suicide bomber or anything, but..." MRCTV took a trip to Zuccotti Park in New York City to see what exactly was going on at the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. While there, we noticed some anti-Semitic signs and began asking protesters what they thought of Israel. First, we spoke to a man who believes the 'Jews' are behind everything from Wall Street all the way to the media. Then, we spoke to a lady who believes that Israel's actions towards the Palestinians are no
  • Israel to speed up settlement building in West Bank

    11/01/2011 8:36:02 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/1/2011
    The Israeli government called for the accelerated construction of 2000 settlement homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem on Tuesday. The statement came a day after UNESCO granted the Palestinians full membership of the U.N. cultural agency. Israel decided on Tuesday to accelerate Jewish settlement building and withhold Palestinian Authority funds, moves likely to further hold up international efforts to revive peace talks. Israel’s move came a day after UNESCO awarded the Palestinians full membership of the U.N. cultural agency, a diplomatic victory for the Palestinian Authority in its push for recognition as a state at the United Nations. Israel...
  • Herman Cain: Obama's weakness emboldens 'so-called Palestinian people'

    10/29/2011 10:04:40 AM PDT · by freespirited · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/11 | Justin Sink
    Herman Cain in an interview with an Israeli newspaper said pushes by the "so-called Palestinian people" for statehood and an Iranian assassination plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States are evidence that President Obama is perceived as weak in the Middle East. "I think that the so-called Palestinian people have this urge for unilateral recognition because they see this president as weak," Cain said during an interview with Israel Hayom. "I haven’t seen all the facts but I think this whole assassination attempt was another example of seeing this president as weak, in that regard. So, weakness...
  • [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,...
  • Saluting Canada for Daring

    10/23/2011 10:05:09 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    Exceptional Leadership By Ari Bussel How does one measure leadership? I will let the reader ponder this question, as I point out a true leader is one who wields his will onto others rather than the one who submits to populace wishes. Leaders are often judged in retrospect, in much better light than when they were contemporaries. Such, for example, are Ronald Reagan, Menachem Begin, the Shah of Iran, Lech Walesa, Pope John Paul II and others. To this short list, I would add President Mubarak of Egypt, who in 2011 stood up to the American President, and despite the...
  • 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...
  • 'Israel must return every prisoner' - Press TV News

    10/18/2011 2:10:42 PM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 28 replies ^ | October 18, 2011 | Press TV
    I posted this breaking video with my unique and controversial comments at Palestinians Now Demand ‘Israel Must Return Every Prisoner’
  • Gilad Shalit release: live

    10/18/2011 4:03:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 52 replies
    Gilad Shalit, the Israel soldier held captive for five years by Hamas, has been freed today in Gaza in return for the release of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.
  • Disgraceful Netanyahu Capitulates to Hamas, sending Israel into the Abyss

    10/16/2011 10:00:40 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 12 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 10/15/2011 | Eliana Benador
    This virulent nest of world liberals, is formed of increasingly rabid Judeophobes who see nothing wrong in the mishandling and abuse of a whole people. Liberals are notorious for claiming to be supporters of victims of tyranny, and portray themselves as the defenders of liberal values of freedom, tolerance and human rights. But all stops at the facade. ...They are intolerant, abusive,..The United Nations resolutions that concern -condemn- Israel, are abundant. For instance, their Human Rights Council has passed more resolutions condemning Israel than it has all other states combined. As recently as March 2011, the UN Human Rights Council...
  • Never have so few been blamed for so much by so many

    10/15/2011 6:16:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 10/12/2011 | Spengler
    Here's your final exam question in Middle Eastern studies: A mass of Coptic Christians marches through Cairo to protest the military government's failure to protect them from Muslim radicals. They are attacked by stone-throwing, club-wielding rowdies. Armed forces security personnel intervene, and the Copts fight it out with the soldiers, with two dozen dead and scores injured on both sides. Who is to blame? The full credit answer is: Benjamin Netanyahu, for building apartments in Jerusalem. If that's not what you wrote, don't blame me if you can't get a job at the New York Times. Rarely in the course...
  • Palestinians Accost US Delegation Visiting West Bank, Hurl Shoe at Convoy

    10/04/2011 1:29:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — A small crowd of Palestinian protesters accosted an American diplomatic delegation visiting the West Bank Tuesday, blocking a convoy of vehicles, chanting “shame on you” and hurling a shoe — a deeply insulting gesture in Arab culture. The Americans, including employees of the consulate in Jerusalem, were on their way to a U.S. reception in town of Ramallah meant to reaffirm cultural and educational ties with the Palestinians. But relations have grown strained recently, with Palestinians disappointed over President Barack Obama’s handling of Mideast peace efforts. They say he is not tough enough on Israel and...
  • Culture of death? Palestinian girl's murder highlights growing number of 'honor killings'

    10/03/2011 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/18/2003 | Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
    Rofayda Qaoud — raped by her brothers and impregnated — refused to commit suicide, her mother recalls, even after she bought the unwed teenager a razor with which to slit her wrists. So Amira Abu Hanhan Qaoud says she did what she believes any good Palestinian parent would: restored her family's "honor" through murder. Armed with a plastic bag, razor and wooden stick, Qaoud entered her sleeping daughter's room last Jan. 27. "Tonight you die, Rofayda," she told the girl, before wrapping the bag tightly around her head. Next, Qaoud sliced Rofayda's wrists, ignoring her muffled pleas of "No, mother,...
  • The invisible war against Israel has already begun

    10/01/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 10/1/11 | Mike Evans
    The invisible economic war against Israel has already begun. Some countries are planning to impose new sanctions against Israeli products, while others will raise tariffs and make trade more difficult. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called this week for the nations of the world to “put pressure” on Israel to force them to make concessions in the name of peace. This is a deliberate attempt to destroy Israel’s economy. This is new warfare for the modern age—before the rockets fly and the tanks roll, and the boycotts and economic sanctions fall. The OPEC nations are using their vast oil wealth...
  • What’s Next For The Palestinian UN Bid

    09/30/2011 5:43:43 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 1 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 30, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    The Palestinian bid for United Nations membership and effective statehood recognition is now one week old, but is a final vote in the UN Security Council coming soon? Where does the vote count stand? And what happens if the United States issues a veto? Here’s a step-by-step analysis of where the Palestinian UN membership application is now and where it’s heading
  • The Palestinians Want Peace --- Just Not With a Jewish State

    09/27/2011 6:56:54 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/27/2011 | Dennis Prager
    About five years ago, I was invited by the Hoover Institution to lecture at Stanford University over the course of a week. Coincidentally, Israel's Independence Day fell during that week, so I was invited to speak at the celebration held by pro-Israel students. In my talk, I noted that the crux of the problem in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was that most Palestinians wanted Israel to cease to exist. After my talk, a woman walked over to me and introduced herself as a peace activist. She told me that she could not agree with me because Palestinians, in her view, were...
  • Abbas Revealed with United Nations Speech

    09/25/2011 7:24:59 AM PDT · by bsaunders · 5 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | September 25, 2011 | B Saunders
    You will hear sufficient people lamenting, praising, critiquing, translating, interpreting and every other “ing” of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s United Nation speech. I will spare you the long winded explanations on what he said, what was true, and what was misdirection, and will concentrate on one simple paragraph, and only one small idea out of said paragraph. First, here is the translation of the paragraph from around the midpoint of Abbas’s speech, "Yet, because we believe in peace and because of our conviction in international legitimacy, and because we had the courage to make difficult decisions for our people,...
  • 'Palestinians' seek to renegotiate Oslo

    09/24/2011 11:49:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/24/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The 'Palestinians' are seeking to 'renegotiate' the economic portions of the Oslo Accords. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that the Palestinian Authority wants to open the 1994 Paris Protocols – the financial addendum to the Oslo Accords – for review. Speaking to journalists on his plane back from the UN General Assembly in New York, Abbas said that parallel to the PA's fight to see its UN statehood bid mature, it will also seek to redefine its financial arrangements vis-à-vis Israel.
  • Debunking the Palestine Lie

    09/23/2011 4:33:03 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | Bill Whittle
    This 11 minute video by Bill Whittle is jam packed with the history of the peace process in the Middle East going all the way back to the mandate for Palestine, and it’s revelations against the Palestinians continually rejecting peace are brutal.
  • Mideast Quartet Calls for Peace Deal by End of Next Year

    09/23/2011 2:12:55 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 3 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 23, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    NEW YORK—Less than two hours after Israel and the Palestinians addressed the United Nations General Assembly, the Mideast Quartet proposed the parties agree to a timetable for peace talks, with a final deal is to be reached by the end of 2012 at the latest. According to a Quartet statement released by the UN, the Quartet—consisting of the UN, Russia, the United States and the European Union—calls on the parties to hold a “preparatory meeting” to agree on an approach to negotiations within one month.
  • Palestinian Statehood and the United Nithings

    09/23/2011 10:22:53 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/23/11 | William A. Levinson
    Nithing, a word of Scandinavian origin, is the most inherently offensive word in existence. It means an enemy of humanity whose evil goes far beyond the rational self-interest of a common criminal. A criminal might kill for gain, but a nithing, like Lawrence Russell Brewer or Ted Bundy, murders for pleasure. If somebody called you a nithing in Viking times, you had to fight a duel (holmgang) with him to avoid outlawry. The U.N. has proven repeatedly that it is a liability and not an asset to world peace. It has instead served as an enabler for international aggression and...
  • Watchdog Says Palestinian Media Still Inciting against Israel (Audio Interview)

    09/23/2011 8:32:45 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 4 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 23, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    The Palestinians are continuing their push for statehood, but a are they preparing their people for peace?Palestinian Media Watch, a watchdog organization that translates and reports on Palestinian media, says that incitement of various forms against Israel has continued on official Palestinian Authority media despite the statehood efforts. To learn more, I spoke from the United Nations by phone with Palestinian Media Watch Director Itamar Marcus, who was on a visit to Washington, D.C. Click here to listen
  • Europe Wants Timetable in Quartet Package to Renew Peace Talks

    09/23/2011 8:30:36 AM PDT · by Tzfat
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 23, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    UNITED NATIONS—Less than 24 hours before the Palestinians were set to address the United Nations General Assembly, the Mideast Quartet was still trying to put together a package to restart Mideast peace talks. Talks regarding a potential statement from the Quartet—the United States, the European Union, the UN and Russia—on the matter were still ongoing as of
  • Israeli Official: Palestinians Appear to Lack Majority in Security Council

    09/22/2011 8:34:42 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 2 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 21, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    UNITED NATIONS—The Palestinian bid to for full United Nations membership could be at risk before it even is launched, as they may not have the nine “yes” votes needed to pass a full membership resolution in the UN Security Council. The US has veto powers in the Council and has said they will veto the bid if it passes otherwise, but a lack of sufficient votes would be a huge blow to Palestinian efforts to win a symbolic diplomatic victory. An anonymous Israeli official, speaking by phone with The Mideast Update on Wednesday, said, “At the moment I think the
  • Palestinian Official Claims UN Bid Still Set for Friday

    09/22/2011 8:31:44 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 1 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 22, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    UNITED NATIONS—Despite strong and public resistance from the United States to a Palestinian bid for United Nations membership in the UN Security Council, the Palestinians are still planning to submit their bid for consideration, an official said Thursday. According to the WAFA Palestinian news agency, Palestinian official Yasser Abed Rabbo told Voice of Palestine radio that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would make the
  • 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...
  • Quartet Continues Efforts To Dodge Unilateral Palestinian UN Move (behind the scenes scramble at UN)

    09/21/2011 4:37:07 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 3 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 21, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    NEW YORK—The Mideast Quartet on Tuesday continued its efforts to find a means to find a way to renew Israel-Palestinian peace talks and avoid “unilateral” moves ahead of a possible diplomatic showdown over the Palestinian statehood bid. A European diplomat told The Mideast Update by email on Tuesday morning that “discussions are continuing,” and another meeting for Quartet envoys had been set for Tuesday afternoon. Another European diplomat
  • 1921-2011 anniversaries in Arabs' racist war on Israel/Jews - unrelated to "occupation" excuse

    09/20/2011 10:56:29 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    Some anniversaries in Arabs' racist war on Israel/Jews 1921-2011 Within a few days, next to the term "Palestine" we are bound to be subject to hear that filthy blanket-for-Arab-crimes: "occupation" mantra [this despite the falsehood of the term, like, for instance, that the Arab "Palestinians" never really 'HAD' the disputed territories, nevertheless], being thrown around at the Arab lobby's hijacked United Nations. Let's put, then, some anniversaries in perspective, especially their pre-1967 anti-Israel, or more accurately anti-Jewish war. 1921 - The founder of the Arab-Israeli conflict, infamous agitator Haj amin al-Husseini is appointed the Mufti [Islamic supreme authority] of Palestine...
  • Israel’s Rights as a Nation-State

    09/19/2011 1:43:27 PM PDT · by tedbel · 5 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Sept 19/11 | TED BELMAN
    I attended a conference today hosted by the WJC and the JCPA, where this book was launched. I was thrilled that this book, setting out Israel's legal rights was published. This is the first volley in a long overdue emphasis on Israel's rights. It will be translated into a half a dozen languages and is currently available in book and digital form in English. For ten years now, I have been arguing for Israel to claim her legal rights and not just her security rights. At the bottom of this post you will see all the chapters which are each...
  • Let the Arab-invaders' children so-called-"Palestinians" use their last card - at the UN

    09/19/2011 11:27:39 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    You know what? Maybe I don't mind that after "Palestinian" bid at the UN, there's nothing else for them to threaten Israel or the West -as a whole- with. Still, sadyly, it won't change the PC who "eternally" believes that if we just do that, we can avoid jihadism / terrorism. Let's face it: Arab-Islamic Palestinian or Hezbollah never ceased a moment from attacking Israeli civilians, that's if they could...
  • 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...
  • Netanyahu Believes Palestinian UN Bid Will Fail

    09/19/2011 4:47:06 AM PDT · by Tzfat · 2 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 18, 2011 | Joshua Spurlock
    sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fully expects a United States veto to prevent the Palestinians from gaining full United Nations membership through the UN Security Council. At the same time, the Israeli leader also feels there is potential for renewed peace talks with the Palestinians after the UN attempt. Should the US veto a Security Council attempt by the Palestinians to acquire full UN membership status, the Palestinians can still turn to the UN General Assembly for a status upgrade. However, that carries less legal weight than a Security Council resolution and is therefore more symbolic. In a transcript of...
  • 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]  ...
  • Excellent Video! Islam's Greatest Invention By WildBillForAmerica

    09/17/2011 3:00:30 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/2011
    Islam's greatest invention..."Palestine"