The Humanitarian Approach: Responding to Readers – Part I By MARTIN SHERMAN **** Into The Fray: Not economic cost, but lack of political will in Israel and perceived legitimacy abroad prevent implementing the humanitarian solution. Over the past few weeks, I have presented the reasoning for, and the operational elements of, an alternative humanitarian paradigm to replace the two-state solution (TSS), and to forestall what has been […]


To anyone who asserts that Israel is a racist society, Shlomo Molla has a simple retort: Just take a look at my life. The 46-year-old was born in an Ethiopian village with no electricity and he has risen through the ranks of Israeli society, where he now holds the position of deputy speaker of the Knesset.
Lawyer Geore Burrell (left) with Shlomo Molla, Kadima member and deputy speaker of the Knesset

“If you have your motivation, Israel is a country where the sky is the limit,” Molla, the Kadima Party member, declared during a Sept. 7 stop in Philadelphia.

“I am not saying that we don’t have problems,” he added, acknowledging that the transition from the pre-industrial society of his native village to Israel’s high-tech one hasn’t been an easy transition for the Israeli Ethiopian community, especially for his parents’ generation.

The soft-spoken social worker is currently one of two Israelis of Ethiopian origin serving in the Knesset. He had been the only one, but just this past week Likud Party member Aleli Admasu took the place of Yossi Peled, who resigned from parliament. Molla’s Kadima Party is not part of the coalition government, but that does not preclude him from serving as deputy speaker.

Molla’s visit to the United States was sponsored by the America-Israel Friendship League, a nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening ties between Israelis and Americans of all religious backgrounds.


Click here: A liberal rabbi’s wake-up call for liberal Jews | Bruce Kesler | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel In a typically politically liberal Reform synagogue in America, this one in a suburb of San Diego, the typically politically liberal rabbi’s Rosh Hashanah sermon should be a wake-up call to other […]


Below is an extraordinary, heart-stopping and historic letter. It is a letter SSG Matthew Sitton sent to U.S. Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young after his commanders in Afghanistan told him to “quit whining” about orders to lead patrols without objective “through, for lack of a better term, basically a mine field on a daily basis,” as Sitton wrote. Twice daily basis, in fact. On August 2, 2012, Sitton and another US soldier were killed in the IED-riddled field he spoke of. Eighty-one-year-old Rep. Young, who attends the same church in Florida as the Sitton family, this week announced he no longer supports the presence of US troops in Afghanistan and called for their withdrawal in advance of 2014. Young also held a hearing yesterday to ask the agency in charge of protecting troops against IEDs to explain why so many are still dying and suffering horrific injuries despite an annual budget of nearly $3 billion.

I support immediate withdrawal (“Let it go”) and commend the Congressman’s resolve — all but unique among his hundreds of peers in the House and Senate, which is in itself a national disgrace — but he is asking the wrong people the wrong question. This is a question of strategy that goes to the heart of the whole multi-billion-dollar nation-building endeavor predicated on a Big Lie that Islam and the West are compatible. It is time for Sitton’s commanders and their commanders and on up the chain of command to be questioned, to talk to We, the People about who devised and signed off on this morally and militarily bankrupt doctrine — counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy — that patriots such as Matthew Sitton have paid for with their lives. It is time for Generals Petraeus, McChrystal, Allen, Dempsey, Admiral Mullen and many more to face us and explain. This letter by Matthew Sitton, RIP, is the right place to start.

OBAMA’S DANGEROUS CONSISTENCY: CAROLINE GLICK On Tuesday, Egypt’s chief prosecutor issued arrest warrants against eight US citizens. Their purported crimes relate either to their reported involvement in the production of the Internet movie critical of Islam that has received so much attention over the past 10 days, or to other alleged anti-Islamic activities. One of the US citizens indicted […]

RUTHIE BLUM: IN DEFENSE OF ROMNEY On Tuesday evening, while packing for a month-long, pre-presidential-election trip to the United States, I turned on the Fox channel to calm my nerves. Though the news is equally bleak on every station, there is comfort in hearing conservatives discuss it. This is not solely because I agree with right-wing assessments. On the contrary, […]

DIANA WEST: TRADING THE FIRST AMENDMENT FOR SHARIA What’s wrong with the following Associated Press headline? “Charlie Hebdo cartoon spurs French gov’t to order embassies, schools to close.” Cartoons of Muhammad in the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo didn’t send France into lockdown. Their publication this week was a simple exercise in free speech on Islam, which Muslims in France and everywhere […]



24/7 NEWS AND BUZZ Obama: Muslim anti-film protests are ‘natural’   YUP… HE’S RIGHT !THEY’RE JUST DOING WHAT COMES NATURALLY TO THEM……RSK Daily Caller Thursday, September 20, 2012 Read more: Congress skeptical about Libya briefings A brewing conflict between Congress … Read more… Read more: Americans lose confidence in Obama foreign policy Fox News Thursday, September 20, […]

BRUCE THORNTON: EMBASSY PROTESTERS USE THE PALARAB PLAYBOOK The most depressing thing about the Obama administration’s foreign policy debacle unfolding in the Middle East is that for sixty years we’ve repeatedly experienced the same Islamist game plan for defeating us that is being employed today. There is no tactic currently being used by the Muslim Brothers and other jihadist groups that wasn’t […]