http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11459/pub_detail.asp It was just revealed two days ago that FBI Director Mueller secretly met on February 8 at FBI headquarters with a coalition of groups including various Islamist and militant Arabic groups who in the past have defended Hamas and Hizballah and have also issued blatantly anti-Semitic statements. At this meeting, the FBI revealed that […]
The rehabilitation of an underground revolutionaryYoung people turned out in droves this year to mark the 70th anniversary of Avraham ‘Ya’ir’ Stern’s death
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE PLANS TO MAKE A MOVIE WITH COLIN FIRTH PLAYING STERN? IT WAS IN PROCESS…RSK
Seventy years ago this week, on the 25th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, three British officers burst into a small apartment in south Tel Aviv, in the now trendy neighborhood of Florentin, and searched the flat for the most wanted man in Palestine. He was a Polish-born doctoral student of Greek poetry, a scholar of Eros from the Hebrew University, a melancholy romantic by the name of Avraham Stern who had left the University of Florence in Italy and returned to the land of Israel in order to declare war on the British Empire.
They didn’t find him at first, but a wet shaving brush in the apartment of an unmarried woman encouraged them to look further, and when Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Morton thrust a hand deep into a wooden closet through a thicket of dresses, he touched flesh. Stern was pulled out into the light and shot twice. The British officers contended a struggle had ensued; the faithful members of the underground group Stern headed have always said he was executed on the floor of the apartment.
Richard Baehr Poison Ivy League
For generations, Jewish parents have looked to a small collection of colleges as the tickets to success in America for their children. Foremost among the elite institutions are the eight Ivy League schools, and a handful of others, including Stanford, MIT, Duke and the University of Chicago.
Jewish students are substantially over-represented at all these schools, given that Jews make up but 2 percent of the country’s population. Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Brown, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania, routinely have a 20 to 25% Jewish component, or even higher, in their entering classes. The others are in the 10 to 15% range.
Jewish philanthropy to these schools is even more disproportionate. As Jews have prospered in America, the Ivy League and elite school alumni have learned that not all their children, the “legacies,” will be admitted. With many schools admitting fewer than 10% of all applicants, the competition is fierce for spots even among the alumni’s children. As a result, stepping up with big gifts is a key to establishing a favored position when admissions committees look at the legacy pool.
One thing the Jewish parents of future hedge-fund managers, lawyers, professors, elected officials, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, journalists and corporate leaders are probably not counting on is that their children will be entering the most toxic environment in America – at least when it comes to attitudes toward Israel. For Jews, there has always been the belief that there is safety in numbers. If their children, heaven forbid, chose to go to Brigham Young University or the University of Oklahoma, that would be dangerous on three fronts: not prestigious enough, not enough Jewish students and too Christian. But at Harvard or Penn or Columbia, what could go wrong? Hillel is large and active at each of these schools. Buildings are named for Jewish donors. Many professors are Jewish. There are Shabbat services, kosher food options and Jewish holiday observances. But if Jews in America care about the future of the state of Israel, they might want to
think twice about their commitment to schools that are at forefront of delegitimizing the Jewish state.
As’ad Abu Khalil And The Angry Jew News Service…
Cinnamon Stillwell over at Professor Daniel Pipes’s Campus Watch recently reported about a California State University Arab professor’s reaction to Dr. Norman Finkelstein’s apparent flip flop on some key Arab-Israeli issues… http://www.campus-watch.org/blog/2012/02/the-angry-arab-slams-finkelstein-wants-to
Best known for his own rabid, one-sided anti-Zionism, for some unknown reason, Norman seems to have suddenly received a revelation about the true nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict–the genocidal nature of the Arabs, that is.
Whatever…he’s still not to be trusted.
Well, Arabs don’t take kindly to anyone who challenges their rights to what they routinely call their exclusive “purely Arab patrimony” (i.e., practically all of the Middle East–despite scores of millions of native, non-Arab folks who also live there), so it’s no shock that their venom is now being directed not only against any who challenge that notion, but especially towards former sycophants and banner wavers like Finkelstein as well.
Black History Month honors the achievements of African Americans throughout history and that is a good thing. Unfortunately, a reliance on family and faith, which allowed many African Americans to survive the horrors of Reconstruction, racial injustice and violent acts of discrimination, has become a casualty of the modern welfare state, which has contributed to the destruction of family cohesion, supplanted faith in God with faith in government and fashioned many African-Americans into a Democratic voting bloc that has not improved the lot of the impoverished among them.
While African-American history is important, the way it is most often presented through a liberal political lens skews the contributions and examples of African Americans who do not toe the liberal line. One especially sees this in the civil rights establishment’s response to Justice Clarence Thomas and more recently to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.)
West took to the floor of the House last week to praise what he called the Republican Party’s contributions to civil rights. It is a history practically unknown among many African Americans, who have been taught that Republicans are racist and care nothing about black empowerment. When examples to the contrary are presented to them, they often call white Republicans disparaging names and vilify Black Republicans as insufficiently black.
It is fascinating to see people accusing others of things that they themselves are doing, especially when their own sins are worse. Academics love to say that businesses are not paying enough to people who work for them. But where in business are there people who are paid absolutely nothing for strenuous work that involves risks to their health?
In academia, that situation is common. It is called college football. How often have you watched a big-time college football game without seeing someone limping off the field or being carried off the field?
College athletes are not to be paid because this is an “amateur” sport. But football coaches are not only paid, they are often paid higher salaries than the presidents of their own universities. Some make over a million dollars a year.
Academics also like to accuse businesses of consumer fraud. There is indeed fraud in business, as in every other aspect of human life — including academia.
When my academic career began, half a century ago, I read up on the academic market and discovered that there was a chronic over-supply of people trained to be historians. There were not nearly enough academic posts available for people who had spent years acquiring Ph.D.s in history, and the few openings that there were for new Ph.D.s paid the kind of salaries you could get for doing work requiring a lot less education.
Go to www.ClimateDepot.com for the latest. (Note: Peter Gleick is copied on this email.)
The url for the news round up below is: http://www.climatedepot.com/a/14880/Climate-Depots-round-up-of-FakeGateGleickGate-scandal–Read-all-about-it
FakeGate turns Real! Warmist Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files — ‘Leaves his reputation in ruins & threatens to undercut the cause’
NYT’s Revkin unloads on Peter Gleick! ‘Gleick’s use of deception in pursuit of his cause after years of calling out climate deception has destroyed his credibility and harmed others’
email@example.com – Revkin: ‘One way or the other, …That is his personal tragedy and shame (and I’m sure devastating for his colleagues, friends and family)’…His admitted acts of deception in acquiring the cache of authentic Heartland documents surely will sustain suspicion that he created the summary, which Heartland’s leadership insists is fake’
DO THE SIMPLETONS IN THE BOYCOTT AND DIVEST MOVEMENT UNDERSTAND WHAT ISRAEL IS ALWAYS UP AGAINST?…RSK
Dozens of Nazareth residents protest against president’s visit, claim Peres is responsible for Kafr Kana ‘massacre.’ Three protestors arrested in clashes, visit goes on as scheduled
Dozens protested on Monday against President Shimon Peres’ visit to Nazareth. The protestors waved Palestinian flags, denounced Peres and held a sign that read: “Peres get out of here,” as his car drove by. Three demonstrators were arrested when clashes broke out with the police.
According to police, the demonstration was illegal. During the demonstration protestors attacked a police officer.
Peres was visiting the Nazareth cultural center at the invitation of the municipality in order to hear residents’ demands on development of local tourism, education and industry.
Nazareth demonstrators (Photo: Hassan Sha’alan)
Certain political and social groups had declared their intention of protesting against the visit as early as last week and demanded that the visit be cancelled.
Protestors also held up signs that read “We don’t want murderers in Nazareth,” “Nazareth united against the criminal Peres,” “We won’t forget the shahids (martyrs) of Kafr Kana,” and even “the State of Israel is a terrorist state.”
One of the demonstrators told Ynet that the protestors saw Peres as the one responsible for the “Kafr Kana massacre,” which occurred in southern Lebanon in 1996 during Operation Grapes of Wrath when Peres was prime minister.
CAIR’s Conquest of America? — on The Jamie Glazov Show
Eric Allen Bell and Tim Furnish shed light on how CAIR is tying the hands of the FBI and gagging the media.
UN inspectors arrive in Iran as West buys time from Israel
U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors express hope talks with Iran will be constructive, but Western diplomats pessimistic about reaching major breakthrough • New York Times: U.S. defense officials believe possible Israeli strike on Iran would not be “easy.”
Iran’s theater of the absurd
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton appeared enthusiastic on Sunday. The two women who lead Western foreign policy welcomed Iran’s willingness to resume talks with world powers, after they failed last year in Istanbul. The pair said the answer they received from Tehran was a “positive step.”