www.israelnationalnews.com Outraged French Jews will hold a demonstration Sunday over a government-funded Paris museum exhibit glorifying suicide bombers. The exhibit, which featuresphotographs by Palestinian Authority Arab photographer Ahlam Shibli, is entitled “Death.” It is being shown at the Jeu de Paume museum. The exhibit features portraits of Arab suicide bombers, from the military wing of PA […]
This article, by Dr. Muhammad Qasem Batayena writing in Jordanian newspaper Assawsana. is the worst one I have ever read. And that’s saying something.
Batayena is apparently a Ba’athist, and in other articles he writes of his support for the Assad regime and he refers to Saddam Hussein as a “martyr.” Even so, as you will see, he will happily use Koranic references as well.
The title of the piece is “Let’s Kill the Jews Everywhere.”
I’m not an extremist, nor racist… I’m not bloodthirsty and not vengeful… I’m not a terrorist and I’ve never been a killer… All my life I hated the color red, and my dictionary never included the word “blood”… I am not bloodthirsty at all… but I’m an oppressed Muslim and an Arab whose will has been taken away from him… that is how we were shaped in (these) bad times, which we haven’t chosen (to be born into)… this is how it was planned that we should be… we are living in volcanic lands… We smell the smell of blood coming from every direction… they [presumably the Jews] turned the color of the ground into red… our people’s body parts were scattered and their factions fought each other (literally “shot at each other”) through Arab-like Hebrew hands [“musta’ariba”, see Wikipedia for analog Mista-arvim]… and because I look at all these things without doing a thing – for that I’m an Arab.
Errors by the party in power can get America into trouble; real catastrophes require consensus.
Rarely have both parties been as unanimous about a development overseas as they have in their shared enthusiasm for the so-called Arab Spring during the first months of 2011. Republicans vied with the Obama Administration in their zeal for the ouster of Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak and in championing the subsequent NATO intervention against Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. Both parties saw themselves as having been vindicated by events. The Obama Administration saw its actions as proof that soft power in pursuit of humanitarian goals offered a new paradigm for foreign-policy success. And the Republican establishment saw a vindication of the Bush freedom agenda.
“Revolutions are sweeping the Middle East and everyone is a convert to George W. Bush’s freedom agenda,” Charles Krauthammer observed  in February 2011. “Now that revolution has spread from Tunisia to Oman,” Krauthammer added, “the [Obama] administration is rushing to keep up with the new dispensation, repeating the fundamental tenet of the Bush Doctrine that Arabs are no exception to the universal thirst for dignity and freedom.” And William Kristol exulted , “Helping the Arab Spring through to fruition might contribute to an American Spring, one of renewed pride in our country and confidence in the cause of liberty.”
They were all wrong. Just two years later, the foreign-policy establishment has fractured in the face of a Syrian civil war that threatens to metastasize into neighboring Iraq and Lebanon and an economic collapse in Egypt that has brought the largest Arab country to the brink of state failure. Some Republican leaders, including Sen. John McCain  and Weekly Standard editor Kristol , demand American military intervention to support Syria’s Sunni rebels. But Daniel Pipes, the dean of conservative Middle East analysts, wrote  on April 11 that “Western governments should support the malign dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad,” because “Western powers should guide enemies to stalemate by helping whichever side is losing, so as to prolong their conflict.” If Assad appears to be winning, he added later, we should support the rebels. The respected strategist Edward Luttwak contends  that America should “leave bad enough alone” in Syria and turn its attention away from the Middle East—to Asia. The Obama Administration meanwhile is waffling about what might constitute a “red line” for intervention and what form such intervention might take.
The once-happy bipartisan consensus has now shrunk to the common observation that all the available choices are bad. It could get much worse. Western efforts  have failed to foster a unified leadership among the Syrian rebels, and jihadi extremists appear  to be in control of the Free Syrian Army inside Syria. Syria’s war is “creating the conditions for a renewed conflict, dangerous and complex, to explode in Iraq. If Iraq is not shielded rapidly and properly, it will definitely slip into the Syrian quagmire,” warns  Arab League Ambassador Nassif Hitti. Iraq leaders are talking of civil war and eventual partition . Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, meanwhile, warned  on May 1, “Syria has real friends in the region, and the world will not let Syria fall into the hands of America, Israel or takfiri [radical islamist] groups,” threatening in effect to turn the civil war into a regional conflict that has the potential to destabilize Turkey. And the gravest risk to the region remains the likelihood that “inherent weaknesses of state and society in Egypt reach a point where the country’s political, social and economic systems no longer function,” as Gamal Abuel Hassan wrote  on May 28. Libya is fracturing, and the terrorists responsible for the September 2012 Benghazi attack are operating freely.
This is a tragic outcome, in the strict sense of the term, for it is hard to imagine how it could have turned out otherwise.
Legendary Jewish basketball coach Red Auerbach, a nine-time champion with the Boston Celtics, after being honored with the 2006 Lone Sailor Award by the United States Navy. The NBA Finals broadcasts on ABC are preceded by a film-clip montage that includes Auerbach. Photo: U.S. Navy.
JNS.org – At the start of each nationally televised game of the 2013 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, ABChas aired a film-clip montage of basketball’s great players and coaches—a montage that includes Jewish coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach, the mastermind behind nine championship teams for the Boston Celtics.
Red was one of four children of Marie and Hyman Auerbach. Hyman was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who left Belarus when he was 13. The couple owned a deli and later went into the dry-cleaning business. Red spent his whole childhood in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, mostly playing basketball.
If the Spurs win the title—they can clinch the series in either Game 6 on Tuesday or in Game 7 on Thursday if Miami wins Game 6—their coach, Gregg Popovich, will join Auerbach, Phil Jackson, and John Kundla as the only coaches in NBA history to win five championships with the same team.
Auerbach died in 2006 at age 89. What made him so great? Some say his toughness and his background.
“Growing up in Brooklyn, Red always put a high value on toughness,” David Vyorst, executive producer of the 2008 Jewish basketball documentary “The First Basket,” for which Auerbach was interviewed, told JNS.org. “He always stood up for himself. His daughter got into a fight in school one day and she came home and told Red. He was ecstatic, smiling ear to ear.”
“The post below about the Institute for Energy Research Study discusses how expanding the use of biofuels is a misuse of natural resources – it negatively impacts the food supply – that will harm our economy. Where I disagree is the statement that it will harm the environment by increasing CO2. The implication is that higher levels of CO2 are damaging to the environment.
People need to know that CO2 is NOT a pollutant or toxic substance; that it is simply part of the animal-plant life cycle without which life on Earth would NOT exist. Increased CO2 increases plant growth and thereby food production – a good thing.”
Janet LevyLos Angeles
IER Study Critiques Federal Biofuel Mandate Expansion
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Institute for Energy Research released today a new study on the implications of producing ethanol from natural gas (EFNG), entitled “Should Ethanol Made from Natural Gas Be Added to the Federal Biofuel Mandate?” The study, conducted by Mr. Lindsay Leveen, a widely-recognized chemical engineer, analyzes the efficiency, economic, and ecological issues associated with EFNG. Leveen’s findings include:
The production of EFNG offers no ecological, economic, or energy efficiency merits to substantiate expansion of federal biofuel mandates.
Rather than reducing carbon dioxide emissions, as proponents of EFNG suggest, the process required to convert natural gas to ethanol will likely increase carbon emissions significantly.
Fifty percent or more of the energy content of natural gas will be lost in the process of making EFNG, thus unnecessarily wasting a clean-burning hydrocarbon fuel source.
If EFNG is deemed “renewable” and is able to meet the required CO2 reductions, it would only serve to expand and further entrench the Renewable Fuel Standards 2 (RFS2) mandate, a policy that requires consumers to use less efficient, more expensive fuel.
Used in an identical vehicle, EFNG has carbon emissions that are at least 23 percent higher than the baseline for gasoline set in the RFS2, will approximately double the carbon emissions per mile traveled when compared with vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG).
EFNG is not a commercially viable product, as the estimated cost of EFNG is higher than the ethanol futures price has reached yet in 2013, thus requiring natural gas-based ethanol industries to receive long term government support in the form of additional mandates and regulations or monetary incentives and subsidies.
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3766/religious-war-middle-east The proposal of the United States for a Palestinian state and a joint Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli policing mechanism in the Jordan Valley seems like a pipe dream. That sort of suggestion, disconnected from reality, clearly indicates a dangerous lack of awareness concerning the increasing militant Islamic aggression toward Israel and the West. Hezbollah […]
http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2013/06/18/diana-west-discusses-the-surveillance-state-and-american-betrayal-with-whjjs-helen-glover/ Diana West Discusses the Surveillance State And “American Betrayal” with WHJJ’s Helen Glover June 18th, 2013 by Andrew Bostom American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character by Diana West (May 28, 2013)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/06/17/edward-snowden-single-handedly-forces-tech-companies-to-come-forward-with-government-data-request-stats/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social Edward Snowden Single-Handedly Forces Tech Companies To Come Forward With Government Data Request Stats 2 comments, 0 called-out Comment Now Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments Accusations force tech companies to come forward with data to defend themselves The tech policy community has been begging Facebook for years to reveal the number of times […]
Child marriages are very common in the peaceful ideology of Islam. I say peaceful in jest. The marriage of children as young as 6 years old to old peaceful Muslim men happens everyday in the Islamic world, especially in Saudi Arabia (home of Mecca), Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc… and yes in America.
During my firsthand research all across America it was sadly revealed not only are child marriages advocated by Islamic leaders, it is being conducted. There are young girls under nine being given to much older Muslim men. There is no nice way to put this. The innocent girls are raped and abused by their peaceful and non violent Muslim protectors.
Should any less be expected from Islam? No. The leader and founder of Islam was a self described Prophet who went by the name of Mohammed. Mohammed was a rapist and pedophile. He married Aishah when she was six years old and raped her when she was nine. Many Islamic scholars suggest she was younger. Mohammed also encouraged his fellow pedophile friends to obtain young girls to rape.
Now is there any doubt that Prophet Mohammed is the leader, founder, and example to the one plus billion Muslims worldwide, and to the four plus million living in the U.S. Why are people surprised when innocent Muslim girls are raped daily in the name of Islam? No one should be surprised. Where are all the women’s and child advocate groups?
Who do we blame for allowing Muslim girls to be bought/sold and raped by Muslim men in America? First we blame organizations such as CAIR and ISNA for allowing this, but keep in mind they also worship the rapist Prophet Mohammed. We must blame our political leaders and senior law enforcement officers. They have the authority and obligation to protect all children. They could begin by criminalizing Sharia law and shutting down the 2300 mosques in America that advocate child marriages. They could begin prosecuting Islamic leaders for advocating child marriages. The IRS could immediately begin removing the non profit status of all Islamic organizations, beginning with CAIR.
Leave it to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to pull the wool over the eyes of his people by letting them believe that they have just elected a reformist president. And count on the United States to welcome the hoodwink.
Contrary to the cautious and not-so-cautious optimism expressed by the White House, the outcome of the June 14 Iranian election, in which Shiite cleric Hassan Rohani emerged victorious, is very bad news.
In the first place, Rohani is no moderate. This is evident not only in his past history as a loyalist of the Islamic revolution that ousted the shah in favor of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979 or in his many subsequent top-tier positions in Khamenei-led governments. It is also a fact that Rohani would not have been approved by Khamenei as a candidate had his credentials or campaign been too liberal.
Secondly, Rohani is no friend of popular protests. In July 1999, during Rohani’s tenure as secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, students at Tehran University demonstrated against the closing of the reformist newspaper, Salam. Though the demonstration began peacefully, it ended with a clash between students and police at one the university’s dorms. During the clash, a student was killed. This sparked a week of rioting throughout the country, leaving a number of people dead and hundreds injured. After that, more than 1,000 people were detained by authorities. Dozens of students “disappeared,” and their whereabouts are unknown to this day. The violent quelling of the demonstrations and the harsh detentions were spearheaded by Rohani.
These events occurred seven years after the suicide of Rohani’s eldest son, who left a note in which he attacked his father’s ideology and tactics. “I hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double-dealing and your hypocrisy,” he wrote in the letter, excerpts of which were published in the Asharq-al-Awsat newspaper and reported Monday in the Israeli website Ynet.
“I am ashamed to live in an environment in which I am forced to lie to my friends every day and tell them that my father is not part of all this — to tell them that my father loves the nation and to know that the reality is far from this. I get nauseated when I see you, father, kissing Khamenei’s hand.”