Guardian Prejudice Aside, Israel is Helping Bedouins: Michael Curtis ****

It is hard to believe that Julie Christie and the other 49 people, actors, writers, artists, musicians, who signed The Guardian letter really want the Bedouins to remain in squalor. Israel most certainly does not

Some of the usual suspects in the politically correct British company of Israel-bashers are at it again. This time, fifty public figures signed a letter in The Guardian on November 29, 2013 demanding that the British government protest what the letter called “forced displacement of Bedouin Palestinians” by Israel.

Not only should these automatic critics be ashamed of themselves for their insufferable ignorance and arrogance, but they are also espousing a politically reactionary, not progressive, point of view.

The letter was signed by “experts” on people, law, and conditions in the Negev in Israel, such as the actress Julie Christie, the film-makers Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, and members of Parliament, including Jeremy Corbyn and Lady Jenny Tonge.

Many of the signers have long exhibited their acute criticism or hostility on many occasions, having signed statements about alleged violations of something or other by Israel. It is less clear their “expertise” extends to mastery of the intricacies of Ottoman Land Law in the Middle East.

All can agree that the Bedouins, numbering 210,000 in the Negev, are the most impoverished group in Israel, and one with serious social problems.


SEE SHOCKING UPDATE BELOW THE PIECE AS WESTERN FEMINISTS COMPARE OUR CONCERN FOR RAPED CHRISTIANS TO HOWLING DOGS (LITERALLY!): The Western mainstream claims to care about women’s rights, and to abhor crimes such as rape. So why the silence when the victims are Christian nuns and the perpetrators male, Muslim extremists?

Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place in Syria, even as the Western “mainstream” — little acquainted with true history or reality — dismisses it as an aberration. Asia News has the details:

“Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula [an ancient Christian community where Christians were earlier forced to convert to Islam or die]… “Armed men burst in the monastery of St Thecla in Maaloula this afternoon [Dec. 2]. From there, they forcibly took 12 women religious,” Mgr Zenari said …. Neither the nuncio nor the Greek Orthodox Church know [the] reason behind the kidnapping.”

The “reason behind the kidnapping”? Sexual abuse and rape certainly should not be discounted, as these have been the lot of thousands of women abducted by “freedom fighters” in Syria.

Indeed, a new report issued by

the National Reconciliation Commission in Syria states that some 37,000 women have been raped since the war started. To keep the jihad in Syria alive, pro-war Islamic clerics have issued any number of fatwas, or Islamic rulings, permitting sexually-frustrated, female-deprived rebels to rape women.

Most of these are based on the simple fact that Islam permits jihadis, based on the example of their prophet, to copulate with any captured woman — or, in the words of the Koran, “what your right hands possess” (see “The Jihad on Christian Women: Abduction, Rape, and Forced Conversion,” pgs. 186-199 in Crucified Again for detailed information).

One cleric permitted the abduction and rape of any Syrian woman, provided she is not Sunni. Yet apparently because there are still not enough women for the jihadi hordes, many of whom are foreigners –one Christian child was recently raped by 15 men before being killed — Sunni Muslim women are also being targeted through sex jihad fatwas.

So would such jihadis and their clerics have any special respect for Christian nuns?

The fact is, raped nuns is a phenomenon that goes back centuries. According to Muslim historian Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizi (1364-1442) during his raids on Egypt, Caliph Marwan II (r.744–50) “made captive a number of women from among the nuns of several convents. And he tried to seduce one of them.”

The account describes how the enslaved nun tricked him into

Inconvenient Truths About The Knockout Game — on The Glazov Gang

This week’s Glazov Gang was joined by Dwight Schultz, a Hollywood actor, Ann-Marie Murrell, the National Director of and Monty Morton, a Walking Encyclopedia of Facts.

The Gang gathered to discuss Inconvenient Truths About The Knockout Game. The discussion occurred in Part II (starts at the 13:20 mark) and focused on the key details the media mysteriously overlooks. The discussion was preceded by an analysis of Spencer and Geller Banned from the UK for Pro-Israel Stance and Israel Betrayed.

In Part I, the Gang discussed The ObamaCare Nightmare, focusing on the catastrophe that Obama’s health care plan is inflicting on America.

Watch both parts of the two-part series below:

Violent Feminists Attack Argentinian Cathedral: Mark Tapson If you missed the workshops, discussions, and spontaneous guitar circles of last month’s National Women’s Encounter in Argentina, you missed out on some real pro-abortion positivity and women’s empowerment. Among the issues tackled at this feminist Mecca last year were the legalization of abortion and problems of gender violence; this year, however, the participants […]

ObamaCare’s Date with Destiny Approaches by Arnold Ahlert Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who remains as determined as ever to substitute Obama administration talking points for the truth, gave it her best effort in yesterday’s session before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. It was an underwhelming performance at best. As key dates approach and more facts about the government […]

KARIN McQUILLAN: WHO THE DEMOCRATS REALLY ARE Obama is running from Obamacare to his zone of strength and core value: class warfare.    Democrats are geniuses at playing on group identity.  When I ask friends what principles lead them to vote Democrat, it is a hard question for them.  After a baffled pause, I often hear this:  “Republicans are the party […]


“There has not been nor will there be any change on Iran’s stance and views regarding the Zionist regime. Iran does not recognize Israel. Our position regarding this oppressive and occupationist regime — which is completely illegitimate and has been created to occupy the lands of the Palestinians — is clear.”
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~ Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, responding to Israel’s President Shimon Peres’s offer to meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani

Iran on Tuesday dismissed an offer from Israel’s president to meet his Iranian counterpart as a propaganda ploy to ease Israeli isolation over a nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.

“This propaganda to help the regime out of isolation will prove fruitless,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told reporters.

She said President Shimon Peres’s offer was aimed at helping Iran’s arch-foe Israel out of its isolation after its outspoken opposition to the nuclear deal clinched last month in Geneva.


A conventional-weapons attack is preferable to the nuclear war sure to come.

Not too many years ago, hardly anyone disagreed with John McCain when he first said that “the only thing worse than bombing Iran is letting Iran get the bomb.” Today hardly anyone disagrees with those who say that the only thing worse than letting Iran get the bomb is bombing Iran. And in this reversal hangs a tale.

The old consensus was shaped by three considerations, all of which seemed indisputable at the time.

The first was that Iran was lying when it denied that its nuclear facilities were working to build a bomb. After all, with its vast reserves of oil and gas, the country had no need for nuclear energy. Even according to the liberal Federation of American Scientists a decade ago, the work being done at the Iranian nuclear facilities was easily “applicable to a nuclear weapons development program.” Surprisingly, a similar judgment was made by Mohamed ElBaradei, the very dovish director of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The second consideration was that the prospect of being annihilated in a retaliatory nuclear strike, which had successfully deterred the Soviets and the Chinese from unleashing their own nuclear weapons during the Cold War, would be ineffective against an Iran ruled by fanatical Shiite mullahs. As Bernard Lewis, the leading contemporary authority on Islam, put it in 2007, to these fanatics “mutual assured destruction is not a deterrent, it is an inducement. We know already [from the Iran-Iraq war] that they do not give a damn about killing their own people in great numbers. . . . They are giving them a quick free pass to heaven and all its delights.”


It’s nice to see Obama’s diplomacy paying off in so many places. Karzai is still stalling on a status of forces agreement with us, and has already signed a security treaty with Iran. No American should want to have our troops stay in Afghanistan for another day, far less ten years.
Hamid Karzai deal with Iran boosts Taliban’s prospects for return to power
Photo – Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting at Tehran’s Saadabad Palace in Iran on Dec. 8. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting at…

By now, we should be more used to — and less tolerant of — Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s machinations.

Over the last decade, he has pitched many a tantrum at U.S. officials trying to get his cooperation. His latest eruption is no tantrum.

He’s refused to follow the advice of his national council — the loya Jirga — to sign a long-term agreement allowing U.S. forces to stay in his country past 2014. And he’s signed a security treaty with Iran.

Karzai’s refusal of the U.S. deal drew an angry reaction from National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who said there would be no further negotiations.

The White House has made clear its threat to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Karzai doesn’t sign the agreement before the end of this year, and Karzai isn’t budging.


‘There is direct evidence of government incitement to genocide’

With the death of South African revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela, outside analysts and locals alike are expressing fear of a coming genocide of European-descent Afrikaners.

So significant is the threat in South Africa, some genocide experts are urging Afrikaners to consider fleeing their homeland.

Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of Genocide Watch and a man who himself fought against the apartheid system, warned as early as last year that South Africa was at Stage 6 out of 8 on the road to genocide: the planning and preparation phase.

“There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced displacement and atrocities against white farmers and their families,” said Stanton, after a fact-finding mission to South Africa last year. “There is direct evidence of government incitement to genocide.”

In an e-mail to a prominent Afrikaner monitoring the dangers, Stanton emphasized that Genocide Watch had raised the Genocide Stage level for South Africa to Stage 6 based on “evidence that the murders of Afrikaaner farmers and other whites is organized by racist communists determined to drive whites out of South Africa, nationalize farms and mines, and bring on all the horrors of a communist state.”