EDWARD ALEXANDER:Jewish Survivors and Their Progeny Against Israel

The Jewish enemies of Israel, if they are sufficiently profligate in the expenditure of claptrap, often come to the aid of her defenders. Early this summer (2014) I wrote the following paragraph in the prologue to a book (entitled Jews Against Themselves) that I was sending off to my publisher:

“I have not attempted a systematic taxonomy of all the species of Jews arrayed under the genus ‘enemies of Israel,’ a monumental task that would require an Encyclopedia to include the following: Jewish Progressives against Israel; Jewish Queers against Israel; Haredim against Israel; Holocaust Survivors against Israel; Children of Holocaust Survivors against Israel; Jewish Voice for Peace; Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors against Israel; Survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto against Israel; J Street; Jewish Postmodernists against Israel; Jewish Berkeley Professors against Israel; Post-Zionists against Israel; Jewish Members of MESA [Middle East Studies Association] against Israel; Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (JBIG, also called, seasonally, London’s Jewish Christmas Carolers against Israel); and so on and on, ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Despite this, there will always be readers who express astonishment that there are Jews who question the Jewish right to live as a natural right, or hate Israel and are ashamed to have a state. Surely they are as rare as singing mice or card-playing pigs? Alas, no.”

I felt more or less content with that Swiftian list, yet also sensed that something was missing from it. The recent publication, first in Britain’s Guardian on August 15, and then in The New York Times on August 23, of an ad accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza and calling for “full economic, cultural, and academic boycott of Israel” told me what it was. The ad was placed by “Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors” and also “friends of survivors,” “friend of many survivors,” “cousins of survivors,” “cousins of victims of Nazis in Ukraine,” “the great niece of an uncle who shot himself,” “spouse of hidden child,” and “relative of victims.” Where defamation of Israel is concerned, imagination cannot keep pace with the fantastic moral coarseness of the defamers.


Transferring UNRWA’s activities to the UNHCR will save money and allow Arab refugees to move on and build productive lives.

Following the tragic loss of life at a UNRWA school in Rafah that resulted from an IAF attack on a Hamas rocket position nearby, Israel was condemned. US, UN and UNRWA officials complained that the air force knew, or should have known, that 3,000 people were sheltered at the facility.

No one asked why UNRWA was sheltering people in an area from which Hamas was firing rockets. UNRWA denies that it knew about Hamas rocket launchers that were built nearby.

Using UNRWA facilities to stockpile weapons is only the tip of the iceberg. UNRWA certainly knows that Hamas uses the immediate area around its facilities to fire rockets into Israel. Housing displaced people in its facilities, therefore, rather than removing them from the conflict area, makes UNRWA complicit in a war crime: using civilians as shields.

Similarly, during the Second Lebanese War in 2006, UNRWA knew that its facilities were next door to gunmen from Hezbollah and other terrorist groups who were attacking Israel.

Despite this dual use of UNRWA facilities, the UN was not criticized for allowing it and endangering civilians. Since Hamas and UNRWA are virtually synonymous in Gaza, it appears that a UN agency is protecting a terrorist organization.

Instead of rebuilding its facilities in the Gaza Strip to serve as terrorist infrastructure, the UN should close UNRWA and transfer its responsibilities to the local government. That is unlikely, however, as long as UNRWA continues to receive funding – primarily from the US and Canada.

Stopping those funds, however, is opposed, ironically, by the Israeli government – notably by the Defense and Foreign ministries.

Stop Blaming Israel and Wake Up: The Black Flag of jihad is the REAL Threat to the World: Douglas Murray

EVENTS in the Middle East today have repercussions on the streets of Britain and Europe.
Those who lazily blame Israel for the problems in the Middle East are deluded [REUTERS]
Jews are attacked here in Britain, they are blockaded into a synagogue in Paris and the chant ‘Death to the Jews’ is heard in Germany for the first time in 70 years.
But too few people seem to want to notice this or admit what it means. They think this is just about Israel, or just about Jewish people. It isn’t. It is about all of us.

The decision last month by the Israeli government to respond to Hamas rocket-fire from Gaza is the response any government would choose if rockets were fired at its citizens. The Israeli government has the right – as does any government – to stop the bombarding of its people.
However, in recent weeks it has become plain that much of the world expects a different response from Israel. They expect Israel not to fight for the safety, security and survival of their people, but to lie down in front of the Islamic extremist enemy.

Vladimir Putin Imposes His Own Reset on Obama: Jed Babbin

Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently is a very patient man. Having taken over the Crimean Peninsula, his gradual conquest of Ukraine is proceeding, albeit at an uncertain pace.

The Russian-backed insurgent forces have been suffering one defeat after another this summer. The Ukraine government’s forces have closed in on their strongholds in the southeastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, inflicting significant losses. But Putin’s investment – both personal and political – demands that he not let Ukraine remain free.

Putin would be a fascinating study for a psychological profile. According to The Man Without a Face, by Russian-American writer Masha Gessen, which is nearly such a study, Putin was raised in near-poverty in a tough neighborhood. From an early age, he was a bare-knuckle brawler. At about age 16, Putin went to the KGB building in Leningrad and tried to join. He was told to go to law school or join the military. From then on, his life became a gradual but somehow guaranteed success.
He was a mediocre student but was able to get into Leningrad State University, a very exclusive school, perhaps because the KGB made it happen. He joined the KGB formally and gradually rose in the Soviet pecking order. The Soviet Union fell, but Putin kept rising. His loyalty to the KGB was consistent and so was its loyalty to him.

Putin’s conduct since becoming Russia’s president reveals his ruthlessness and eagerness to return the nation to the position of strength the Soviet Union once held. His worldview may have best been summarized in a 2005 speech to top Russian politicians in which he said, “Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century.” Now, Ukraine is feeling the full effect of that belief.

Putin has pushed a Russian supply convoy into Ukraine despite the Kiev government’s objections. Whatever its cargo, part or all of it must have been aimed at resupplying the Russian insurgents. Another such convoy is reportedly on the way. Only days ago, Russian troops and artillery moved across the Ukraine border and fired on Ukrainian forces. Though these moves have been condemned by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, no NATO member, including the United States, has done anything to slow the Russian advance.

Matthew Karnitschnig: Germany’s Expensive Gamble on Renewable Energy…..See note please

Companies Worry Cost of Plan to Trim Nuclear, Fossil Fuels Will Undermine Competitiveness

All this and more was predicted by Rael Jean Isaac in the must read book:Roosters of the Apocalypse: How the Junk Science of Global Warming is Bankrupting the Western World (New, Revised and Expanded Edition) Paperback – November 25, 2013

WILSTER, Germany—In a sandy marsh on the outskirts of this medieval hamlet, Germany’s next autobahn will soon take shape.

The Stromautobahn, as locals call it, won’t carry Audis and BMW’s , but high-voltage electricity over hundreds of miles of aluminum and steel cables stretching from the North Sea to Germany’s industrial corridor in the south.

The project is the linchpin of Germany’s Energiewende, or energy revolution, a mammoth, trillion-euro plan to wean the country off nuclear and fossil fuels by midcentury and the top domestic priority of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

But many companies, economists and even Germany’s neighbors worry that the enormous cost to replace a currently working system will undermine the country’s industrial base and weigh on the entire European economy. Germany’s second-quarter GDP decline of 0.6%, reported earlier this month, put a damper on overall euro-zone growth, leaving it flat for the quarter.

Average electricity prices for companies have jumped 60% over the past five years because of costs passed along as part of government subsidies of renewable energy producers. Prices are now more than double those in the U.S.

“German industry is going to gradually lose its competitiveness if this course isn’t reversed soon,” said Kurt Bock, chief executive of BASF SE, the world’s largest chemical maker.

Jimmy Carter to Headline Fundraiser for Hamas Front Group !

Former President Jimmy Carter will headline a fundraising convention for Hamas, a group which has been recognized by the U.S. as a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Breitbart News reports that Carter, 89, long known as a supporter of Hamas in its struggle with Israel, will be welcomed this weekend to the Detroit event by members of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), implicated by the Justice Department in a scheme to funnel $12 million to Hamas.

Expected to speak at the meeting at Cobo Hall are unindicted co-conspirators Jamal Badawi, named in 2007 in the Holy Land Foundation Trial, and Siraj Wahhaj, listed for his involvement in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the U.S., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim member of Congress, also will speak.
Carter’s involvement may be in violation of the law, U.S. Code 2339B, Section 18, which makes it a crime for any U.S. citizen to provide material support to any group designated as a foreign terrorist organization.

Constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz stressed that Carter’s actions, in raising funds for the ISNA, place him “very close, if not across the line,” of criminal behavior.

In a recent article in Foreign Policy, Carter accused Israel of “war crimes” and wrote that in order to end the Israel/Hamas conflict, Hamas must be recognized as a “legitimate political actor” in the Middle East.

Teaching to Kill: The Islamic State’s Jihad Camps for Kids

In a chilling report, a filmmaker embedded with the Islamic State in Syria shows how the extremist jihadi group is indoctrinating children.

In a chilling report, a filmmaker from Vice News who embedded himself for a number of weeks with the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) in Raqqa, Syria, shows how the extremist jihadi group is indoctrinating children to hatred and violence (see video below).

“For us, we believe that this generation of children is the generation of the caliphate. This generation will fight the infidels and apostates, the Americans and their allies, God willing. The right doctrine has been implanted in these children,” says an Islamic State member who is running a “training camp” for children. “All of them love to fight for the building of the Islamic State and for the sake of God,” he says.

“Abdullah the Belgian,” as he is called, travelled to Syria with his young son, who he has brought to the camp. As the camera rolls, Abdullah crouches down next to his son, who appeared to be about the age of six or seven.

“Why do we kill the infidels? What have the infidels done?” he asks his son.

Self-conscious in front of the camera, the child answers, “They kill Muslims.”

“All the infidels? Like the infidels of Europe?” his father asks him.

“The infidels of Europe. All the infidels,” he son answers dutifully.

The father continues, “What do you want to be, a jihadist or to execute a martyrdom [suicide] operation?”

“A jihadist,” says the young boy.

Spanish MuslimCleric: ‘Allah Destroy the Jews, Spare None of Them’

Sheikh in Spain spews an anti-Semitic sermon, saying ‘there can be no peace with the Jews, Allah promised them the torments of fire.’Ari Yashar, Ari Soffer
In a recent Friday sermon by a Muslim cleric in Azuqueca De Henares, Spain, the rampant anti-Semitism palpable in that country was put on display in rare fashion.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Monday translated the speech by Sheikh Saleheoldine El Moussaoui, who concluded his words with the rousing prayer: “Oh Allah, destroy the plundering Jews…count them one by one and do not spare a single one of them.” (More story below. For audio/video of Sheikh’s genocide-inciting “sermon”, use INN link above.)
Using Israel’s defensive Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as a launching point, Moussaoui remarked “the Jews are by nature treacherous and war-mongering. There can be no peace with the Jews. What peace are you talking about?”
“The Jews and the Zionists have treachery and killing as their way of life. They are a people of enmity and jealousy, the masters of treachery and betrayal,” spewed the Spanish sheikh.
Moussaoui also quoted from the Quran, saying “they (the Jews) want to spread corruption in the land,” and adding that Allah promised them “the torments of the burning fire.”



Primary: August 12

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http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Paul_Ryan.htm/** Rated -3 by AAI, indicating anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)



“The experience of many ages proves that men may be ready to fight to the death, and to persecute without pity, for a religion whose creed they do not understand, and whose precepts they habitually disobey.”

So wrote Thomas Babbington Macaulay, the Whig MP, historian and poet, in 1848; and, as usual, he was spot on. A leaked MI5 report on the profile of British jihadis made the same observation in more pedestrian prose. “Far from being religious zealots, a large number of those involved in terrorism do not practise their faith regularly.”

Mehdi Hassan has a fascinating piece in the Huffington Post, in which he reveals the books that two Brummie Muslims had ordered from Amazon before heading out to join the insurgents in Syria. Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed, who pleaded guilty to terrorism offences last month, had not bought works on politics or advanced theology, but Islam for Dummies and The Koran for Dummies. Dummies indeed.

An alarming number of our young men – boys born and brought up in the United Kingdom – are involved with extremist paramilitaries in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. There are credible estimates that more British Muslims are fighting with Islamic State (formerly ISIS) than serving in the Armed Forces. As Douglas Murray writes in the current Spectator, this isn’t even the first time that a British Muslim has arranged for the beheading of an American journalist.

What is pushing these youths into violence? Is it something in their religion, something in their socio-economic circumstances, something in their character, or something else entirely?

There are evidently several factors at work, and we should be wary of oversimplifying, but one observation made by almost all the experts who have studied Western-born Islamic militants is that they fit the classic profile of the terrorist down the ages: male, typically in their twenties or early thirties, with some education, narcissistic, lacking in empathy, lonely, unsuccessful with women, often with a history of petty crime.

What makes a terrorist different from other bellicose young men is that he has found a cause that validates his anti-social tendencies – a doctrine that teaches him that he is angry, not because there’s something wrong with him, but because there’s something wrong with everyone else. Islamic State thugs, like Baader-Meinhof gangsters, IRA gunmen, Red Brigaders or nineteenth century anarchists, are convinced that they can see things more keenly than others, and that this clarity of vision elevates and ennobles their aggression.