CHARLES JACOBS: ON NEWTON, MA SCHOOLS AND SAUDI FUNDING Ever since Tony Paliuso’s daughter, a student at Newton South, asked her father if Jews really torture and murder Palestinian women in Israeli jails – as she learned in class – Jewish parents and community members have been trying to find out just what is being taught in the Newton schools. It’s not been […]


Wars create a lot of things; death, injury, homelessness and devastation. It also creates scars that last with family and friends of those that were affected or served forever. One other thing that wars cause is new borders and lines to be drawn. Just to name a few, after World War II Poland got land that belonged to Germany, parts of Poland became Ukraine, Russia still has some Japanese islands. After World War I it was even more confusing, France regained Alsace and Lorraine, which Germany had taken from France in the Franco-Prussian War. Germany took it back in WWII and after the war ended France got back control the two provinces.

This is nothing new and has been going on since man first raised sticks and stones to gain territory from another. It seems it happens in every war except when it comes to Israel. Throughout the worlds history countries borders change and new lines are drawn as a consequence of war, but for some reason Israel is always the exception to that rule. But I digress.

Did anyone else bother to actually listen to or read Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN last Thursday when the U.N. General Assembly voted in favor of the resolution that upgraded the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state?

I know… It was a disgusting, vile speech that was full of lies and false accusations. It was approved by more than a two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body, a vote of 138 to 9 with 41 abstentions.

I must admit, even I threw up in my mouth a few times, but if one were to really pay attention to the words Abbas used they would hear that he admitted to what I and countless others have been saying for years, but once again, I digress.



“What will be next? Will all Easter eggs be banned in Brussels because they refer to Easter?” — Bianca Debaets, of Belgium’s Christian Democratic and Flemish Party

More than 25,000 people in Belgium have signed a petition denouncing a decision to remove the traditional Christmas tree in the central square in Brussels and replace it with a politically correct structure of abstract minimalist art.

Critics accuse the Socialist mayor, Freddy Thielemans, of declaring war on Christmas by installing the “multicultural” structure of lights to placate the city’s burgeoning Muslim population.

Historically, a 20 meter [65 foot] fir tree taken from the forests of the Ardennes has adorned the city’s main square, the Grand-Place. This year, however, it has been replaced with a 25 meter [82] foot new-age-like structure of lighted boxes (see video here). Moreover, the traditional Christmas Market in downtown Brussels is no longer being referred to as a “Christmas Market.” Instead, it has been renamed as “Winter Pleasures 2012.”

The mayor’s office, where more than half of the city’s eleven councilors are either Muslim or Socialist or both, said the structure was part of a theme this year of “light.” City Councilor Philippe Close, a Socialist, said the aim was to show off the “avant-garde character” of Brussels by blending the modern and the traditional to produce something new and different. He added: “The Christmas tree is not a religious symbol and actually lots of Muslims have a Christmas tree at home.”

EGYPT’S SHARIA THIRST CLOSER TO BEING QUENCHED: ANDREW BOSTOM Al Ahram, Al Jazeera (via Egypt News), and Reuters are all reporting that Egypt’s Supreme Judiciary Council has announced today (Tuesday, 12/3/12) that it will appoint judges and prosecutors to supervise the constitution referendum, slated for December 15, 2012. Reuters quoted President Morsi’s legal adviser, Mohamed Gadallah, who stated, The Supreme Judicial Council has […]

MORTON KLEIN &DANIEL MANDEL: U.N. LEGITIMIZES PALARAB TERROR REGIMES The United Nations General Assembly has voted to make ‘Palestine’ a ‘non-member state’ of the UN. This has done no less than legitimize the two Palestinian regimes that promote terrorism, murdering Jews and Israel’s destruction. How can the world claim to be fighting terrorism when it has just declared that two terrorist regimes should […]


The peace talks to nowhere good By Wes Pruden

Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians can’t go anywhere good. Both Arab and Jew know it. Barack Obama poses as the honest broker, but he, too, knows that talk of a lasting resolution of differences is 100-proof moonshine.The Palestinians won’t settle for anything less than all Israelis dead, or shipped off to somewhere far away. The Israelis, unreasonable as they may seem in the salons of the West, are determined not to settle for anything less than survival.

The fashionable opinion in the salons of the West is that the dispute is all about land, territories and borders, considerations that could be negotiated by civilized men of good will. If the Israelis give a little, the Palestinians give a little, then all can be reconciled: “If your friends like my friends, and my friends like your friends, then we’ll all be friends together, and won’t that be fine?”

But the dispute is not about land. It’s about Israeli survival. The Palestinians and their radical Islamic allies insist they have one goal in mind, the destruction of the lonely outpost of civilization in a region of mindless violence, where trying to keep your head has a very specific meaning.

They’re emboldened by the 138-9 vote in the United Nations General Assembly to grant “non-member observer” status to the Palestinian Authority, which they regard as official recognition of statehood. Synthetic statehood is only the beginning. “One day,” Mahmoud Abbas, the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, told enraptured crowds when he returned triumphantly from New York, “a young Palestinian will raise the Palestinian flag over Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine.”

DAVID GOLDMAN: THE TALENTED MR. ERDOGAN The United States is shocked – shocked – to discover that Turkey, a notional American ally, has done more to help Iran skirt sanctions than any other country. Turkey’s precious metals exports, almost all of which went directly or indirectly to Iran, quintupled this year to US$14.3 billion. Iran uses the precious metals to […]


No Ifs, Thens, or Buts

Obama is giving Republicans an offer they can refuse.

Believe it or not, there was progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations between the White House and congressional Republicans this week. Progress was made, at least in flushing out what both sides really want.

Obama’s “offer,” taken to the Hill by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, was a back-of-the-hand slap at Republicans. Having won the election, Obama chose to make an offer he knew Republicans had to refuse. Starting with $1.6 trillion in increased taxes over the next ten years, Obama asked for more spending — not spending cuts — and a potpourri of increased White House power and government growth. Not only did he want unilateral permanent power to raise the debt ceiling, he wanted another “if-then” deal on Social Security, promising an eleven-month study that would supposedly produce an agreement on entitlement reform.

Real progress was made in the reactions to Obama’s Christmas wish list. As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)told the Wall Street Journal about his meeting with Geithner, “He noticed that I laughed. That pretty well summed up my view of what he was saying.” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh) called the offer “unserious” and said that there was no way the House would give the White House unilateral authority over the debt ceiling. And that was only the beginning.

In a radio interview last week, McConnell told me that the Republicans weren’t going to fall for another “if-then” deal, a point he reiterated to the WSJ. If McConnell and Boehner stick to that resolution, and they must, whatever deal may be made will have to be on legislation that takes effect now, not later, when it comes to entitlement reform and spending cuts. Boehner, onFox News Sunday, explicitly rejected the idea of another commission to study Social Security. He said America has a serious spending problem and “we’re going to fix it.”

So, at this point, where are we? Nowhere. Which is the good news and the bad news.

Biden mistakenly congratulates accused rapist
Daily Caller
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden, fresh from a re-election campaign that featured gaffes and goofs galore, sent a congratulatory letter to a Republican state Senate candidate who withdrew from his race in October after being indicted on 113 felony counts related to accusations he raped a boy. Read more…

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U.S. competes for $10b nuke deal with Czechs
Associated Press
Monday, December 3, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is lobbying the Czech Republic to approve an American bid for a $10 billion expansion of a nuclear power plant, even as a rival Russian offer seems to be the favorite. Read more…

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Climate treaty priority for Obama in 2nd term
Sunday, December 2, 2012
As leaders in Washington obsess about the fiscal cliff, President Obama is putting in place the building blocks for a climate treaty requiring the first fossil-fuel emissions cuts from both the U.S. and China. Read more…

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White House opposes Senate-passed Iran sanctions
Tehran Times
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The White House announced its opposition to a new round of Iran sanctions that the Senate unanimously approved on Friday, in the latest instance of Congress pushing for more aggressive measures on Iran than the administration deems prudent. Read more…

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U.N. meets in Dubai to write Internet rules
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A UN agency is trying to calm fears that the Internet could be damaged by a conference it is hosting. Government regulators from 193 countries are in Dubai to revise a wide-ranging communications treaty. Read more…

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How Susan Rice Covered Up the Kenya Embassy Bombings 14 Years Before Benghazigate

Before you read this, keep in mind that all this is just unjustified racism because Susan Rice had nothing to do with any of it. Except for the parts that she had to do with.

In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for a more secure embassy in the face of mounting terrorist threats and a warning that she was the target of an assassination plot.

The State Department had repeatedly denied her request, citing a lack of money. But that kind of response, she wrote Albright, was “endangering the lives of embassy personnel.”

A matter of months later, on Aug. 7, 1998, the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya were simultaneously attacked with car bombs. In Kenya, 12 American diplomats and more than 200 Africans were killed.

As in Benghazi, requests for more security were denied, warnings were issued, prior incidents were ignored and Susan Rice went on TV to explain it all.

Within 24 hours, Rice, then assistant secretary of state for African affairs, went on PBS as spokesperson for the administration — just as she was regarding Benghazi when she parroted the administration’s false narrative on five Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, 2012, that Benghazi was caused by a flash mob enraged by an Internet video. Then, as now, she worked for a Clinton.

Also then, as now, she went on TV to claim, falsely, that we “maintain a high degree of security at all of our embassies at all times” and that we “had no telephone warning or call of any sort like that, that might have alerted either embassy just prior to the blast.” There were plenty of warnings and our East African diplomats were begging for help as Ambassador Chris Stevens was in Benghazi.

What, you didn’t think they sent out Susan Rice at random to lie about Benghazigate? It helps to have prior experience lying to the American people and covering up administration malfeasance.

There is a striking pattern of denial in Susan Rice’s press conference from 1998 where the operative phrase was, “I know nothing.”