KHALED ABU TOAMEH: PALARABS SHOE THROWING EXTORTION

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2483/palestinians-shoe-throwing-extortion
“Without Israel, the Middle East would be a more ugly and dangerous place to live in. Israel is the only DEMOCRACY here and we need it.”
American diplomats who arrived in Ramallah this week were greeted by angry Palestinian protesters who shouted anti-US slogans and hurled shoes — the Palestinian Authority claims it was only one pair of shoes — at their armored vehicles.
The message that the Palestinian Authority is hoping to send through this message to the Americans and others: If you do not endorse our position and if you cut off financial aid, we will turn against you. In one word, it is called extortion.

BOB OWENS: HOW LONG CAN HE HOLD(ER) ON? HE GOT AT LEAST FIVE MEMOS ABOUT GUNWALKER

Gunwalker: Holder Got ‘At Least Five Weekly Memos’ Posted By Bob Owens URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/gunwalker-holder-got-at-least-five-weekly-memos/   The thrusting and parrying between Obama administration officials, increasingly inquisitive journalists, and congressional investigators is evolving at a dizzying pace, as the Gunwalker conspiracy continues to unravel — to the horror of the executive branch. They have been […]

DAVID SOLWAY: THE WEAKNESS OF THE WEST

The Weakness of the West Posted By David Solway RL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-weakness-of-the-west/   In a recent colloquium at the National Archives in Ottawa on the subject of multiculturalism and the advancing subversion of the West, the question arose as to why the most advanced and preeminent civilization the world has ever seen appears to […]

FROM THE U.S. MARINES AND COMBAT DUTY IN IRAQ TO THE GIVATI BRIGADE IN ISRAEL

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4127262,00.html From Marines to Givati Brigade: Israel Moskovitz He survived roadside bomb in Iraq as part of four-year service in American Marine Corps, but Yehuda Medwin decided to contribute to his new homeland as well. Two months after arriving in Israel, young Jewish immigrant dons IDF uniform Yehuda Medwin, 24, has already seen some battlefields […]

MARTY PERETZ: ARAB SPRING? MY FOOT!! ******

http://www.tnr.com/article/tel-aviv-journal/95834/arab-spring-saudi-arabia-israel-turkey-qadaffi Or, better yet, “my ass.” The Arab Spring has been with us for nearly three quarters of a year. This is not a long time as history goes. But the annual flowers of the spare land have long ago vanished into the crude, mostly gritty sand that is the Middle East. It’s not, though, […]

WES PRUDEN: THE CHRISTIE BALLOON WAS INFLATED BY SURVIVING MINIONS OF THE ROCKEFELLER REPUBLICANS

http://www.prudenpolitics.com/index.php/pruden/full_column/the_futile_search_for_mr._goodbar The Pundit Primary is getting silly, as it usually does at this point in the chase, but fortunately it won’t last much longer. Relief will be arriving just in time. The pundits (and some of the pollsters) are waiting for Mr. Goodbar, the elusive good man in a singles bar. They’re hankering for the […]

TIME IS RUNNING IN ISRAEL’S FAVOR: YORAM ETTINGER

Happy New Year, 5772, http://www.theettingerreport.com> www.TheEttingerReport.com “Israel Hayom” newsletter, Oct. 2, 2011 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=576 Time is running in Israel’s favor, in contrast with conventional wisdom, as evidenced by the “global economic walk” and irrespective of the “global political talk.” At the outset of the Jewish New Year, 5772, Israel’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is $240BN – […]

SARAH HONIG: KUDOS TO ISRAEL AND NOBELIST DAN SHECHTMAN

http://sarahhonig.com/2011/10/07/editorial-shechtman%e2%80%99s-kudos/

“We – both as Jews and as Israelis – are too few to figure even as a marginal statistical error in world population figures, yet we persevere and excel despite matchless adversity. Shechtman’s own road to the Nobel embodies our oft-downplayed collective tenacity.

When Shechtman first published his theories, they were much too nonconformist and revolutionary for their time. He suffered merciless ridicule for his ideas. Ridicule transformed into out-and-out hostility. Shechtman was roundly maligned in the global scientific community. Even ostensible friends distanced themselves from him.

But in science at least – as distinct perhaps from statecraft and international diplomacy – truth eventually has the last word. Today the production of hundreds of crucial synthetic materials hinges upon Shechtman’s discoveries.”

STEVEN PLAUT: ISRAEL’S “BUS 300″ AFFAIR TO THE AL AWLAKI ASSASSINATION

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/07/from-israels-bus-300-affair-to-the-al-awlaki-assassination/ From Israel’s Bus 300 Affair to the Al-Awlaki Assassination It is perhaps the ultimate irony that the Israeli “Bus 300” affair is once again popping up in the media just days after the al-Qaeda terrorist with the US passport, Anwar al-Awlaki, was liquidated by a drone in Yemen. Many of the points being raised […]

STEVEN PLAUT: A RESPONSE TO NICKY SARKOZY….PLEASE READ

This week the President of France, Nicky Sakozy, announced that the
very notion of a “Jewish State” is a silly idea. See the report here:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148556

Well, it occurs to me that if you REALLY want to find a truly silly
idea, it is the idea of a French state.

I reprint here an older posting of mine:

http://www.meforum.org/62/land-for-peace-the-french-solution

Land for Peace: The French Solution
by Steven Plaut
Middle East Quarterly
June 2000, p. 96