Martin Sherman, one of Israel’s fines commentators is right and my argument is not with him but rather with the fantasies promoted by “Orientalists” is that there was a great comity between Turks and Jews. It was tolerance of the dhimmis at best and harsh Ottoman rule in Palestine which always favored the Arabs. Furthermore, throughout the Ottoman Empire, despite periods of relative calm there were outbreaks of violence, dislocation and forced migration of Jews and Assyrian Christians. And, one of the most painful episodes was the sinking of the ship Sturma in Turkish waters in 1941. The ship carrying 769 Jewish refugees in appalling conditions was chased from Palestine by the British. It foundered off the shores of Turkey which refused to assist or accept the refugees when the ship sank with all its wretched passengers including children.
Turkey is not changing…it is reverting to form. A pox on them! rsk
Martin Sherman: Turkish Tantrums
The loss of Turkey as a strategic ally is a huge blow. But it is a result of what Turkey has become, not what Israel has – or has not – done.
… Shut up. Go back to Auschwitz!
… We’re helping Arabs go against the US. Don’t forget 9/11, guys
– Radio transmission from the Gaza bound flotilla in May 2010 in response to the Israel Navy’s warning that it was entering an area under naval blockade Nothing could illustrate more graphically the sentiments that prevailed aboard the Mavi Marmara than the invective hurled by the “activists” at the Israeli naval forces charged with enforcing the eminently legal and legitimate maritime quarantine of Gaza.
Israeli Tensions Rise over ‘Radical Islamic Winter’ Posted By P. David Hornik URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/09/israeli-tensions-rise-over-radical-islamic-winter/ A battle raged in Israel this week—for the time being, a verbal one. It started with some words from the homefront commander, Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg, in a conference at Tel Aviv University on Monday. First it should [...]
“As for that famous “peace treaty” with Egypt often touted as proof of the possibilities of a negotiated settlement, the fall of Mubarak is making it increasingly clear that it was merely a 30-year cold truce purchased with the Sinai’s oil fields and the $2 billion a year in U.S. aid. Now with Mubarak gone, the border with Gaza is open to weapons, and the Sinai is a launching pad for terrorist attacks like the one a few weeks ago that killed eight Israelis.”
The idea that conflicts between peoples can be resolved by diplomatic negotiation has frequently been a dangerous delusion. Duplicitous states bargain in bad faith, using the process to buy time and mask their aggression. States unwilling or unable to use force will make diplomacy an excuse to substitute words for deeds. Too often, as historian Robert Conquest wrote about Cold War diplomacy with the Soviet Union, “since diplomats’ forte is negotiation, they believe negotiation to be good in itself . . . But the Soviets did what their interests required when the alternative seemed less acceptable, and negotiation was merely a technical adjunct.”
Text Of Obama’s Jobs Speech Annotated With Commentary And Snarky Comments
Today the President started his reelection campaign for real by setting up the Republican party. Tomorrow he takes his act on the road.
The bottom line with the speech was, “Hey Republicans, Pass my bill or its your fault that the American People will hate you and I will win reelection. This was not the new creative approach we were promised a month ago before his vacation, actually there was nothing new in his plan, this was more of a DVD of Barack Obama’s Greatest Hits. I think the Obama is fully aware that the bulk of his plan will be thrown crapper. There is no way way it gets passed by either the House or the Senate. It is also interesting that Obama started and ended by saying that his proposal was not political.
http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/4409/26 In this anniversary week, it’s sobering to reflect that one of the more perverse consequences of 9/11 has been a remorseless assault on free speech throughout the west. I regret to say that, in my new book, I predect this trend will only accelerate in the years ahead. The essay below was written as [...]
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/584247/201109081840/Perry-Is-Right-To-Raise-Issues-That-Provoke.htm From now until the election in November 2012, Gov. Rick Perry may come to be known as “Governor Provocative-Language or Gov. PL” for short by Americans desperate for some actual leadership for a change. Certain Republican candidates continue to put their fingers in the air to gauge the political winds and then give insulting [...]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1769/pub_detail.asp 1. VIDEO: CNN Reports on Chilling Newly-released recordings from 9/11 …These include the horrific words from the lead terrorist murderer hijacker as the attacks were in progress. 2. VIDEO: Feds: Zawahiri Launched Al Qaeda Terror Plot for 9/11 Anniversary 3. VIDEO: Audio Files Reveal Horror of Final Moments in 9/11 Hijackings -reveals air traffic [...]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10337/pub_detail.asp “…on a day when others tried to divide us, we can regain the sense of common purpose that stirred in our hearts 10 years ago. As a nation, we face difficult challenges, and as citizens in a democratic society we engage in vigorous debates about the future. But as we do, let’s never forget [...]
http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/module/2011/9/9/main-feature/1/israel-america-and-the-lessons-of-911/e Israel, America, and the Lessons of 9/11 By Abe Greenwald Two heads belonging to the same monster: This is the way a significant portion of the world saw America and Israel on September 11, 2001. On television that day, we watched people jump to their deaths to escape the flames engulfing the World Trade Center. [...]
THE SCAM ARTIST AT THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE: RAEL JEAN ISAAC http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.7436/pub_detail.asp THIS COLUMN ALSO APPEARS IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF OUTPOST, PUBLICATION OF AMERICANS FOR A SAFE ISRAEL….RSK While there has been much emotion and argument over the proposed mosque two blocks from Ground Zero, it has largely swirled over issues that miss the nature [...]