You summoned our ambassadors to be reprimanded over the most natural thing on earth: settling our own country. You’ve got it wrong. We never settled on “occupied Palestinian territory.” This is our country, the Jewish people’s only homeland. We didn’t come to Israel because of the pogroms or the Holocaust. We didn’t ask you to do us any favors “at the Palestinians’ expense” because other countries had a centuries-long hobby of destroying, killing and wiping out Jews.
We came home because it was what we wanted, with all our souls, for generations. We never gave up the dream of returning to Zion. No matter where on earth they were, Jews prayed facing toward Zion. Three times a day they asked to be allowed to behold the return to Zion with their own eyes. Even as they thanked God every time they ate bread, they always prayed in grace after meals: “Have mercy on Zion” and “Build Jerusalem speedily, in our own time.” At the happiest moment of their lives, groom and bride swore the oath of Zion’s exiles, “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget itself.” Even during the exile, the cycle of the Jewish year was set according to the agricultural seasons in the land of Israel. Our people started returning to our land in steadily-growing groups over a hundred years before the Zionist movement was established.
And the land kept faith with its own. It never accepted another nation. After we were exiled, no state ever existed here. Most of the land remained desolate for centuries. Nomads passed through it. After the Second Temple was destroyed in the first century C.E., many Jews remained there. They survived the Christian occupation until the seventh century, when the Muslims occupied the land and gave the Jews there two choices: conversion to Islam or exile. Those who cleaved to the God of Israel went into exile. Those who cleaved to the land of Israel converted to Islam. They lived like the anousim — forced converts — of Spain for a generation or two and then were assimilated. What a historical irony — the real old-timers among the Arabs in Israel have Jewish roots. Most of the rest arrived after we started coming back home. Like the Muslim immigrants in your countries, Muslims from the region came to the land of Israel seeking work. Many of them arrived here when the British conquered the country.
http://www.theamericasreport.com/2012/12/06/the-gaza-crisis-and-the-intellectual-left-in-latin-america-a-dark-picture/ The recent Gaza crisis, during which Israel responded with a limited military operation to stop Hamas missile attacks against Israeli populations, unleashed a number of reactions by intellectuals in Latin America. Some of these reactions were expected but others raise serious concerns about the direction Latin America is taking in what is called “the […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-bawer/america-worse-than-europe-on-islam/ It seems long ago. When I wrote my 2006 book While Europe Slept, I was confident that America was all but immune to the forces that were bringing Europe down. In the book, I spoke of “a philosophical gulf” between Europe and the U.S. that “sometimes seemed as wide as the Atlantic itself.” It […]
Frank Gaffney’s powerful new documentary, Silent Conquest, reveals the Obama administration’s war on the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of speech and submission to stealth Jihad and Shariah. Visit silentconquest.com. Watch the trailer of the documentary below:
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/frank-crimi/savage-escalation-in-the-war-on-afghan-women/ Violence against Afghan females is rapidly escalating in both frequency and savagery, its latest victim a 14-year-old girl named Gastina who was nearly decapitated with a hunting knife for refusing a marriage proposal from her 25-year-old cousin. Gastina was walking to her home in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province when she was attacked by her […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/the-salafi-crusades/print/ One empire falls and another rises in its place. It’s an old story and it is what we are seeing in the Middle East. The Islamist resurgence was fed by the collapse of two world powers, the USSR and the US. The fall of the Soviet Union robbed the Arab Socialist dictatorships of their […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/john-perazzo/stanley-cohens-new-client-vandalist-and-jihad-apologist-mona-eltahawy/ At 12:42 PM on Tuesday, September 25, the internationally known journalist Mona Eltahawy, a New York City-based Egyptian American who identifies herself as a “proud liberal Muslim,” posted the following message on Twitter: “Meetings done; pink spray paint time. #ProudSavage #F–kHate.” She then promptly armed herself with a can of pink spray paint and […]
ELTON JOHN IS A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR COMPARED TO STEVIE WONDER…..REMEMBER THIS? IN 2010?
‘Ain’t gonna stop me from coming here, baby’: Elton John performs in Israel after string of other artists cancel appearances
Last week, entertainer extraordinaire Stevie Wonder blew off a dinner for the Friends of the Israel Defense Force after anti-Semitic petitioners by the thousands asked him to pull out of the event. Those petitioners told Wonder that Israel was an “apartheid state.” They suggested that Israel was a human rights violator. And Wonder, not used to receiving political pressure, fell for it, releasing this statement:
Given the current and very delicate situation in the Middle East, and with a heart that has always cried out for world unity, I will not be performing at the FIDF Gala …. I am and have always been against war, any war, anywhere.
Any war, anywhere? How about World War II? Or the Civil War? Would Wonder have cancelled a fundraiser for the Friends of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black Army unit to fight in the Civil War?
But anti-Israel outcry has an outsized impact in the Hollywood community. The universities have long been a bastion of anti-Israel feeling; the professoriate prefers to think of Israel through a Marxist lens, as a colonial outpost in the midst of the Islamic world. That’s nonsense – Israel has always had a Jewish presence, and the Jewish State is no more a British outpost than India is, especially considering that the Jews had to fight the British to leave and that the British administration was utterly Arab centric.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/12/06/Terror-Group-Kills-3-000-In-Nigeria-Mostly-Christians Boko Haram is a Nigerian-based terror group which actually brags of its ties to Al Qaeda. Since 2009, it has conducted a brutal and intense war against its own government which has involved the slaughter of Christians. It has also voiced threats against the United States and President Barack Obama. The terrorist group has […]
Living In Denial? Anglo-Jewish Leaders Walk Out On Speakers Warning Of Islamic Antisemitism
“I am touching upon the taboos that have to be broken, because a totally false narrative has been created in Europe
The idea that all cultures are the same is absurd. If there is no hierarchy in culture, then Nazi culture is equivalent to democratic Western culture.
There are Islamic groups which are equivalent in their language and ideology to Nazis. And I have no problem in saying that, because it is true.”
That, according to a report in the Jewish Chronicle, is what Dr Manfred Gerstenfeld, an acknowledged expert on antisemitism in postwar Europe, and a founder of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, said following a walkout of some of the Anglo-Jewish communal personalities (notably from the Community Security Trust ) who, citing “Islamophobia” on the part of Dr Gerstenfeld and Egyptian-born author and activist Bat Ye’or (Gisèle Littman), walked out on a symposium on combating antisemitism that took place at London’s Wiener Library recently.
One of the communal figures who reportedly walked out is quoted as explaining:
“I was appalled by Gerstenfeld’s characterisation of Muslim culture as inferior. Nearly all the speakers on the day, including me, stressed that antisemitism must be understood and opposed within an anti-racist framework”