Raymond Ibrahim a widely published Islam-specialist, is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an associate director of the Middle East Forum, where this article also appeared.
Earlier this month in the West Bank, “settlers attempted to burn two mosques, and vandalized an IDF base as part of the latest ‘price tag’ attacks. The attacks came in response to the demolition of three buildings earlier this week in the West Bank settlement outpost Migron, 14 kilometers north of Jerusalem.”
Accordingly, on September 9, the U.S. State Department unequivocally denounced these attacks, calling on those responsible to “be arrested and subject to the full force of the law.” Likewise, when another mosque and copies of the Koran were burned earlier, the State Department said “We condemn this attack in the strongest terms and call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.”
Interview with Former Times Reporter Weinraub Reveals Unfortunate Parallels for Israel
Though today the Palestinian Authority, through President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the United Nations, formally requested the Security Council to grant full UN membership to an independent Palestine, it is still unclear how this will all play out. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed Abbas with his own impassioned speech about the steps and risks that Israel has taken, and is willing to take. “The truth is,” said Netanyahu, “that Israel wants peace. The truth is that I want peace. The truth is that in the Middle East at all times, but especially during these turbulent days, peace must be anchored in security. The truth is that we cannot achieve peace through U.N. resolutions, but only through direct negotiations between the parties. The truth is that so far the Palestinians have refused to negotiate. The truth is that Israel wants peace with a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians want a state without peace. And the truth is you shouldn’t let that happen.”
http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2011/09/26/indonesian-islam-and-nahdlatul-ulama-without-camouflage/ Indonesian Islam and Nahdlatul Ulama Without Camouflage Moderate, “peace-loving” Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) opposes  the banning of the misogynistic barbarity  of clitorectomy/female genital mutilation Robert Small’s American Thinker essay  on the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Indonesian Islam reads more like a “Just So Story ” than a “True Story”. As per article […]
http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/25/obama-gaffe-president-says-billionaires-should-pay-the-jew-tax-rate/ YOU KNOW THE OLD SAW…” IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT A PERSON IS THINKING….LISTEN TO HIM…..”RSK Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner in Washington Saturday night, President Obama made a verbal boo-boo. While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn’t mind […]
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/09/john-mearsheimer-endorses-a-hitler-apologist-and-holocaust-revisionist/245518/ John Mearsheimer Endorses a Hitler Apologist and Holocaust Revisionist Gilad Atzmon is a jazz saxophonist who lives in London and who has a side gig disseminating the wildest sort of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. He is an ex-Israeli and a self-proclaimed “self-hater” who traffics in Holocaust denial and all sorts of grotesque, medieval anti-Jewish calumnies. […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/do_we_want_another_smooth_talker_or_a_doer.html Do we want another smooth talker? Or a doer? Russ Vaughn Watching the debate, I’m admittedly taken in a bit by the smooth delivery of Mitt Romney and a bit disappointed in the rather halting, clumsy responses of Rick Perry to the inevitable attacks on the front runner. Romney is the better debater as […]
PLEASE IGNORE THE VAPID VAPORS OF PEGGY NOONAN….AND BILL KRISTOL AND THE FOX BRIGADE…..RSK
Perry Is Right: There Is a Texas Model for Fixing Social Security Public employees in three Texas counties have benefited from an ‘Alternate Plan’ for 30 years.
To highlight the problems facing Social Security, Texas Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is pointing to three Texas counties that decades ago opted out of Social Security by creating personal retirement accounts. Now, 30 years on, county workers in those three jurisdictions retire with more money and have better death and disability supplemental benefits. And those three counties—unlike almost all others in the United States—face no long-term unfunded pension liabilities.
By John Hinderaker, PowerLineBlog http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/05/028942.php I do not understand why Israel has not already annexed Judea and Samaria. These regions, the heart of ancient Israel, are generally known today as the “West Bank” of the Jordan River. Three times, Arab states have attacked Israel in an effort to carry out a second Holocaust. Three times, […]
FROM AN E-PAL There is a fundamental flaw in Israel’s negotiating position vis-à-vis the Palestinians: Our claims have not been symmetrical with theirs. Their demands have been bold and sweeping. Ours have been meek and minimal. For instance, the PLO currently claims sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, Gaza (upon implementation of the Hamas-Fatah agreement, should that […]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15052030 OH THE BENEVOLENT KINGDOM….BALLOTS YES BUT ADULTERY MEANS STONING…..RSK Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced. He said they would also have the right to be appointed to the consultative Shura Council. The move was welcomed by activists who […]