http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4247487,00.html Op-ed: Top institutions use power arbitrarily, without due process to prevent settlement expansion In 2011, the State Prosecutor’s Office asked the High Court to remove a few buildings in Beit El which it said had been built illegally on “private Palestinian land.” The Court accepted this request and ordered the buildings removed by July […]
Imagine if someone suggested that you should read a book that discusses whether or not Norway, or the United States for that matter, should exist. You would be shocked or at least surprised that anyone would want to question the right of a sovereign nation, and a member of the United Nations, to exist. In the case of Israel, however, posing that question does not seem to be out-of-bounds. At any given time, you might hear of or even attend conferences and seminars on that very subject in some American or Western European university.
It is, therefore, no surprise that Michael Curtis, a distinguished scholar and professor emeritus at Rutgers University, has devoted a whole book to examining the subject and refuting the claims of those who question Israel’s right to exist. The result is a masterly essay in which the best tools of scholarship are employed in the service of what is, after all, a moral case in support of Israel.
At first glance, Israel could be regarded as typical of the 150 or so nation-states that have emerged in the four corners of the globe in the wake of the World War II. Politically, it is the fruit of a liberation struggle against an imperial power—in this case Great Britain. Territorially, it is located in a chunk of an even older colonial power—in this case the Ottoman Empire. Legally, it is a creature of the United Nations, which, as successor to the British mandate on Palestine, endorsed the creation of the Jewish state.
So, why should Israel be singled out as the target of a campaign of vilification seldom waged against any other nation?
http://www.transactionpub.com/title/The-State%20of%20the%20Jews-978-1-4128-4614-1.html?srchprod=1&utm_source=State+of+the+Jews&utm_campaign=State+of+the+Jews&utm_medium=email The State of the Jews examines the current predicament of the Jewish people and the land of Israel, both of which still stand at the storm center of history, because Jews can never take the right to live as a natural right. The volume comprises celebrations and attacks. Edward Alexander celebrates writers like Abba […]
Islamic Slavery — on The Glazov Gang
by Jamie Glazov
Nonie Darwish, Eric Allen Bell and Dr. Nancy Bonus shed light on the continuation of a vicious institution in the Muslim world.
The Muslim Brotherhood Takes Egypt — on The Jamie Glazov Show
Mideast-expert Nonie Darwish takes your calls for the full hour.
JUST BEAR IN MIND THAT THE DELI FOR SHIVAS AND CIRCUMCISIONS, THE BRIDAL SHOWER CRUDITES AND TEA SANDWICHES, THE SWEET SIXTEEN SUSHI AND CAKES CAN BE REPLACED WITH PRETZELS AND CHIPS WHILE THE MONEY CAN GO INTO MAKING OBAMA EMPEROR FOR LIFE….RSK
“Sacrifice might not be limited to weddings and birthdays. Not everyone marries, but everybody dies. If there’s boodle in brides, there’s cash in corpses. Wakes and visitations cost money, too, and if the friends and families of the newly dead really want to show a little love for Mr. Obama, they’ll cut back on the deviled eggs, hams and green bean casseroles for mourners and send the savings to campaign headquarters in Chicago.”
Barack Obama was so flush with campaign loot four years ago that he wouldn’t even take the government’s money. He was confident that he could play the dairy farmer and milk Democratic cows on his own. He was right. There were cash cows aplenty.
But that was then and this is now, and many of his most reliable cows have gone dry. So he has to come up with novel and even bizarre ways to raise money. To that end, he’s inviting everyone who still has a taste for hopey-changey to sign up for “the Obama event registry.” It’s sort of like a gift shower for newlyweds, or couples expecting an addition to the family. Only different.
An online “Obama Event Registry” asks Democrats whether “you’ve got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up.” Even raiding the festivities at a civil union ceremony will do, which may explain the president’s convenient crush on gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the “transgendered.” (“Transgender” presumably means “trans-sexual,” since gender is none of your business unless you’re a noun or a verb).
“Let your friends know how important this election is to you,” the president says in his wedding letter, “register with Obama 2012, and ask [your friends] for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the president on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate and goes further than a gravy bowl [he means a gravy “boat”). Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy so get started today.”
This will be the ultimate thrill, or at least the second-biggest thrill, for many a summer bride. And not just as a substitute for a gravy “bowl,” but with the usual china place settings, silverware, crystal goblets, wine racks, biscuit tins, mixing bowls, cheese slicers, blenders, sterling silver asparagus tongs, laundry hampers, bath towels (matching His and Hers, His and His, and Hers and Hers) and all the other accessories and accumulations guaranteed to make a happy and lasting marriage. Who needs all that stuff, anyway?
For more United Nations coverage see www.EYEontheUN.org. The Obama administration’s political and financial backing of the UN Human Rights Council resulted in another win for Hamas on Friday, June 22 in Geneva. A Hamas-affiliated organization and its supporters held an “informal parallel meeting” promoting the destruction of the Jewish state at the UN’s Palais des […]
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/index.xml The Brotherhood’s Bait and Switch Egypt’s newly elected president, Mohammed Morsi, says he will be a “leader for all Egyptians.” That sounds a lot like the sorts of lies his fellow Muslim Brothers have been telling for months, only to renege on them when they can. We ignore the true character and ambitions of […]
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/NF26Dj02.html Two hundred years ago on Sunday, Napoleon crossed the Memel River into Russian territory with 600,000 men, the biggest army ever assembled. Only 16,000 came back to the Memel on the following December 16 after a terrible retreat, joined later by a few thousand stragglers. A million soldiers on both sides perished during those […]
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/06/25/obamas-watergate/print A brazen, unprecedented claim of executive privilege in Fast and Furious. Presidential claims of executive privilege are the haute cuisine of politics. Served in a covered dish, they are mysteries that tantalize, the aromas evoking everything that the mind can conjure. What is the president trying to hide? In Watergate terms, what did the […]
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/25/antarctic_ice_not_melting/ Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show Crafty boffins got elephant seals to survey for them By Lewis Page Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that […]