http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-israeli-war-with-gaza?f=puball It is astonishing to see Ban-ki-Moon and Hillary Clinton, among others clamoring for a truce between Israel and Hams-led terrorists. One wonders where these diplomats were when more than a thousand missiles rained over Israel without retaliation. Clearly the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt the bloodshed is intense. But the fact […]

A Leap of Faith: Analysis of the Israeli-Hamas Ceasefire Agreement by MARK SILVERBERG

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/a-leap-of-faith-analysis-of-the-israeli-hamas-ceasefire-agreement Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman marked the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Gaza that went into effect on November 21st by announcing that the limited goals set for the operation had been achieved – eliminating Hamas missile sites and reinstating the Gaza ceasefire. But were these goals […]



“When Israel withdrew from Gaza, allowed Hamas to control it, and did nothing but prevent Hamas from having outside access, the world howled as if Israel had filled the country with graves from end to end, as Sudan or Iran or some of the other members and former members of the UN Human Rights Commission have. That is not justice. That is a lynch mob. And what does Netanyahu do in response? Like nearly every Israeli government before him, he backs off. Because given that tidbit the lynch mob will be appeased. It will, won’t it. Won’t it?”

Israel is being hanged on a public gallows erected on the grounds of the United Nations with yards of rope gleefully supplied by the Muslim world. But the hangmen are mostly Westerners who still think that the Muslim lynch mob at their doorstep can be pacified with the death of a single victim.
There are three things you can do when you are about to be hanged. You can walk proudly, recite a glorious line or two to embed your martyrdom in historical memory, and then allow yourself to be hanged. Jews have an extensive body of experience with that brand of martyrdom.

Alternatively you can plead your case all the way to the gallows, arguing that a mistake has been made, that your case has been improperly reviewed, begging for someone to listen and do something. This way also ends in a hanging. But it’s the hanging of a slave without even a shred of dignity attached to it. A man that dies pleading with his murderers, and puts his fate in the honesty of the liars and hypocrites whose own crimes makes the worst of his look like virtues, is a craven fool.

Because there is really only one thing you can do when the noose is being placed around your neck. Resist. A noose works by tightening around your neck and cutting off your air or breaking your neck. If you resist the tightening of the noose, you may actually survive. On the other hand if you follow through all the procedures, if you allow your hands to be tied behind your back, and the noose to be fastened around your neck while trusting in the system to do right by you– your death is inevitable.

For seventeen years Israel has been walking toward the gallows. Its leaders have led it there by the nose ring of international assurances. Its people have been led there by refusing to see what is waiting ahead for them, even while the blood was being cleaned off the streets. Every attempt to reach a peaceful solution, every concession and show of good faith, has only tightened the bonds around its hands and the noose around its neck.

That is because every concession Israel has made, has further restricted not only its ability to defend itself, but even its ability to do basic things such as build residential housing in the capital of its own nation. Every gesture and agreement Israel has signed has bound it to ever more restrictive terms. And none of them have brought any peace. All they have ever done is set the bar higher for the next round of concessions demanded by the enemy and its aiders and abettors in the next phase of negotiations.


Rice to call on key senators with Morell
Acting CIA Director Michael Morell will accompany U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice this week when she visits key lawmakers. The visits come as President Obama decides who will succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Read more…

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Mayor who battled Mexican cartels found dead
Fox News
Monday, November 26, 2012
The former mayor of a Mexican town — who survived two earlier assassination attempts — was found in a ditch, beaten to death. The body of 36-year-old Maria Santos Gorrostieta was found three days after her family reported her missing, according to a BBC report. Read more…

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Two sentenced in Fast and Furious case
Associated Press
Monday, November 26, 2012
Two men were sentenced Monday for their roles in a gun smuggling ring that was part of the U.S. government’s botched Operation Fast and Furious, an investigation that unraveled after illegally purchased weapons turned up at the scene of a fatal Border Patrol agent shooting. Read more…
Any volunteers? Answering ‘tax me more’ crowd
The New York Sun
Monday, November 26, 2012
As the clock ticks toward a tax increase scheduled to take effect at year end, expect to hear a lot from the “tax me more” crowd. Read more…
Iran supporters hack Atomic Energy Agency
The Washington Examiner
Monday, November 26, 2012
Hackers claim to have seized the information of nearly 200 scientists and officials affiliated with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the world’s chief nuclear watchdog, according to a message posted Sunday on the website Cryptome. Read more…
Bicycle bomb wounds 16 in Afghan market
The Hill
Monday, November 26, 2012
Terrorists detonated a bicycle bomb in a busy market square in Khost City on Monday, less than a mile from where U.S. forces were meeting with key provincial leaders. Read more…
Reid’s filibuster bluster leads to one-party rule
Breitbart News
Monday, November 26, 2012
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., threatened changes to the Senate filibuster system, which forces most measures to receive 60 votes in order to receive an actual vote. Read more…
Evangelicals grow more devout, Catholics less
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Evangelical Protestants have become more devoted to their religious beliefs over the last three decades, even as Catholics have become less attached to their faith, new research finds. Read more…
Medvedev won’t ‘rule out’ second presidential run
Agence France-Presse
Monday, November 26, 2012
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he is not ruling out a return to the Kremlin after his 2008-2012 single term as Russian head of state but was happy working as premier under his mentor Vladimir Putin. Read more…
Greece’s creditors arrive at deal, open way for aid
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund clinched agreement on a new debt target for Greece in a significant step towards releasing another tranche of loans to the near-bankrupt economy, officials said. Read more…
Obamacare faces its own implementation cliff
Real Clear Politics
Monday, November 26, 2012
Delaying implementation until 2014 helped the president win re-election, but now the bill is coming due. The administration can’t forestall Obamacare’s massive regulatory impact any longer, and the result will keep Congress and the media occupied for months and years to come. Read more…
France hosts terrorist who wanted to kill top rabbi
The Times of Israel
Monday, November 26, 2012
The French Consulate in Jerusalem recently hosted as a guest of honor a Palestinian terrorist, Salah Hamouri, who was convicted of plotting to kill Ovadia Yosef, a former chief rabbi of Israel and the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, an Israeli newspaper reported Monday. Read more…



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http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/26/fiscal-cliff-diving Congress looks for a solution — or at least the appearance of one — to a problem it created. Congress returns today to another self-created economic crisis. There will be a lot of high drama on this before they go home for Christmas. Congress has built a mountain of debt, scaled the top, and […]

Israel Paying the Price for the West’s Self-Hatred by Peter Martino

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3468/israel-west-self-hatred The moral question – “Who began the war and who denies its adversary’s right to exist?” – is never asked. The media simply do not tell the truth. Last Thursday evening, some 1,500 demonstrators convened in front of the Italian Parliament in Rome, waving Israeli and Italian flags. The demonstration “For the Truth, for […]

Saudi ‘Propaganda Center’ Opens in Vienna by Soeren Kern

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3469/saudi-center-vienna The most important goal of dialogue is “to introduce Islam” and “to correct the erroneous slanders raised against Islam.” — Saudi Press Agency Saudi Arabia has officially opened the doors of a controversial new “interreligious and intercultural dialogue center” in the Austrian capital, Vienna. The King Abdullah International Center for Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue […]

DAVID GOLDMAN: Post-US World Born in Phnom Penh

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/NK27Dj02.html It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever suffered by it as a nation, and by a US president personally, passed almost without comment last week. I refer to the November 20 announcement at a summit meeting in Phnom Penh that 15 Asian nations, comprising half […]

Republican Retreat at Fiscal Cliff By Wes Pruden

http://www.prudenpolitics.com/newsletter?utm_source=P&P%20Auto%201&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5308 Politics is not a game that comes naturally to Republicans. Little boys in Republican families usually want a briefcase, not a baseball glove, a football or a boxing glove for their sixth birthday. Ronald Reagan, the modern Republican icon, was a Democrat first, after all. The giants of Congress when Congress was respected – […]

Why Is the NY Times Islamist Terrorism’s Apologist? by Phyllis Chesler

http://www.phyllis-chesler.com/1103/ny-times-terrorism-apologist Mainly, I lead a quiet, writer’s life. I read, I write, I listen to music, I gaze out my window. Sometimes, I visit a museum or see a movie. I read two or three books and several manuscripts every week and about one hundred articles and many hundreds of emails every day. I read […]