http://www.humanrightsvoices.org/ This article by Anne Bayefsky originally appeared on The Jerusalem Post. It is opening week of another session of the UN’s top human rights body, the UN Human Rights Council, and antisemitism will once again be promoted around the globe via an organization built on the ashes of the Jewish people and sworn […]
http://www.algemeiner.com/2013/05/28/more-peace-less-process-the-key-to-israeli-palestinian-negotiations/ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has already visited the Middle East four times since President Barack Obama named him to the post back in February. Perhaps anticipating the large number of yawns that such a statistic is likely to produce, Kerry directly addressed, during his latest jaunt, the growing number of peace process […]
· Israeli scientists have developed a gel that can reverse paralysis due to nerve damage.
· An Israeli’s medical theory from 1980 is curing cancer today.
· 300 Israeli and Palestinian Arab children took part in the 2013 mini world cup.
· IBM Israel’s computers are able to identify water leaks.
· Israeli technology is to treat UK sewage.
· Israeli security protects international railways.
· Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest (the primary school version).
Islam’s War of Annihilation against Hindus, by Arnold Ahlert
A thought-provoking essay written by Narain Kataria, president of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum, sounds a familiar alarm. “Hinduism Faces Eclipse” reveals that “the anti-Hindu forces within and without India are working in tandem on an insidious mission to destroy our civilization and culture, and obliterate Hinduism from the Indian soil.” Kataria further contends that Indians are not facing terrorism, but worldwide jihad, which he calls a “fully globalized franchise…working overtime to destroy all non-Muslim nations.”
Muslims currently comprise 20 percent of India’s 1.2 billion population, the rest of which is overwhelmingly Hindu. But as Narain points out, Indian Muslims have engaged in a series of attacks on Hindu citizens, temples, …
Tommy Robinson: ‘Time for the English Spring’
An estimated 1,000 members of a British nationalist group rallied against Muslims on Tuesday, as anger built over the arrest of a 10th suspect in the grisly machete killing of a soldier on a London street.
“They’ve had their Arab spring. This is time for the English spring,” said Tommy Robinson, a leader of the English Defense League, said in The New York Post.
Police were trying on Tuesday to contain the protest, which took place right in downtown London. Protesters surged around Prime Minister David Cameron’s office on Downing Street, chanting slogans against the Muslim community.
Police already broke up one clash with the …
Russia to Send Anti-Aircraft System to Syria
Russia will go ahead with plans to deliver S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria despite Western opposition and Israel saying it would “know how to act” if Syrians receive the advanced weapons system.
Moscow said that by sending in the anti-aircraft system, it would deter “hotheads” intent on intervention in the two-year-old conflict, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov also accused the European Union of “throwing fuel on the fire” by letting its own arms embargo on Syria expire.
The comments came after Israel said it will know how to act if Russia sends the …
Egyptian Jihadist Leader: Bin Laden Blew Himself up to Avoid Capture
Nabeel Naeem Abdul Fattah, former leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (1988- 1992), claimed that Al Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden was not shot dead by US Special Forces (SEALs) in ‘Operation Geronimo’, but blew himself up to avoid capture soon after they launched the raid at his Abbotabad compound in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.
“Bin Laden’s burial at sea story was fishy. US President Barack Obama lied when he claimed that Bin Laden was buried at sea. Bin Laden’s body parts were cut into multiple pieces, which is similar to suicide attacks following the bombing, so as not to …
Muslims Take Hostage, Batter Prison Guard in Assault Sparked by Beheading of Lee Rigby
Prison staff feared their colleague, locked in a room and being attacked by Muslims, was facing the same gruesome death as murdered soldier Lee Rigby.
The terrified officer, in his 30s, was finally freed by a specialist riot squad who stormed the room where he was held for five hours and beaten mercilessly by the men, who told him he would die.
And the vicious assault was sparked by a simple call from a prison imam to pray for drummer Lee who was butchered in the street last week near his barracks in Woolwich, South East London.
The ringleader of the prison attack …
http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/28/obama-declares-peace Peace for our time? Not on Obama’s watch. It was only last week that I posed the question of how long the war the terrorists are waging against us will continue. President Obama answered that question in his 23 May speech at the National Defense University. His answers should scare the hell out of […]
Another Iranian ‘election’ to look forward to http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=4473 On Monday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed the graduating class of Imam Hossein University in Tehran, the military college that trains future members of the Revolutionary Guards. Referring to the presidential election scheduled for June 14, which will mark the end of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eight-year […]
I am feeling a bit scandal whipped by the many revelations about the Obama administration which were airbrushed during the campaign of 2012. And, I am full of remorse now, more than ever, for the loss of Mitt Romney, and at a loss about what can save our nation and the Republicans in 2016.
A good primer and a great read is Gabriel Schoenfeld’s book. This is not one of the myriad “sore loser” brickbats that were hurled at Mitt Romney after the devastating loss. This is a serious accounting of what went wrong and how it determined the outcome.
Gabriel Schoenfeld was intimately involved in the campaign as a senior adviser. His essays on national security and modern history have appeared in leading publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, New Republic, Atlantic, National Interest, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Commentary, where from 1994 to 2008 he was senior editor. His books include: A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign: An Insider’s Account; Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law; and The Return of Anti-Semitism.
Those of us who cheered at Romney’s knock out of Obama in the first debate when it was about the economy, were buoyed and confident that in succeeding debates, particularly on foreign policy Romney would triumph. Instead, we cringed when he flubbed the debate on what should have been his strong suit. But now what?
I posed the following question to Gabriel Schoenfeld:
“In the book you site the awkward handling of the anniversary of 9/11 in the Romney campaign…..particularly in light of the evolving protests in Cairo and Benghazi as being critical.I am persuaded that Romney got some awful advice but what we know now …leaves me perplexed and wondering what moves one can make in preparing for 2016.
Given that now we know the lies and obfuscations and negligence of those events which were kept from us…and candidate Romney, do you think the outcome could have been different?
Much of this is out since your book was completed….Have you any second thoughts?”
“The revelations about Benghazi that have appeared since my book was locked into type four weeks ago only serve to confirm its thesis. The Obama administration made multiple mistakes before, during, and after the Benghazi episode and it took monumental misjudgment for the Romney campaign to turn an Obama vulnerability into a Romney vulnerability. But that is what happened on the night of Sept. 11, 2012.
I am certainly not arguing that the campaign’s mishandling of this episode cost Romney the election. But politics is a dynamic thing. And if Romney had managed to raise the issue effectively, it would have provided at least an opening, a way for him to change the momentum of a race that was turning against him. The things we have learned over the last few weeks only confirm that this was a missed opportunity. The administration, for a variety of reasons, intra-bureaucratic and political, was misrepresenting what happened in Benghazi. If Romney had handled this deftly, he would have been able to score somewhat more in the second and third debate. As it was, he was unable to talk effectively about the fiasco. The campaign also told the RNC to stand down with a highly effective ad that explained Benghazi to the public in readily digestible sound bites coupled with vivid images. The big lesson for 2016: it is folly to ignore foreign policy–which is what the Romney strategists deliberately attempted to do. When a crisis occurred, they were woefully ill-equipped to deal with it. ”
READ THE BOOK….74 PAGES THAT PACK A POLITICAL PUNCH FOR THOSE WHO CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE NEXT ELECTION.
There is no surer path to Muslim violence than through the legitimization of Muslim grievance. And once you accept the legitimacy of the grievance, then you are also bound to accept the legitimacy of the violence that follows.
Violence begins with grievance. Grievance is the pretext for violence and the narrative for the violence. Liberals make a fetish of separating the grievance from the violence, emphasizing constructive means of resolving the grievance. But what do you do when the grievance and the violence are inseparable?
Grievance is the stories that Muslims tell themselves to justify their violence. To explain why they kill children and why they murder the innocent. The list of grievances is an endless as the violence. Every act of violence carries its own narrative. The endless Muslim conflicts throughout the world all carry their burden of history. But it isn’t a history that can be resolved with a tolerance session.
Muslim grievances are the frustration of conquerors, the broken teeth of predators who weren’t allowed to feed on the world until their stomachs burst. All the lands they couldn’t conqueror, the peoples who rebelled against their rule, the inferior civilizations that pushed them back and drove them off. The swine who build skyscrapers and enjoy the fine things in life.
The civil rights model of social conflict resolution accepts grievances as legitimate and then tries to ‘heal’ through them through social justice. And when that model is applied to Muslims, it turns into empty appeasement because the conflicts at the heart of Muslim violence cannot be resolved through integration or representation. Applying the word “justice” in any form to a conflict involving Muslims is wasted ink.
The problem begins with a clash of definitions. To a citizen of a secular Western state, “injustice” means a lack of representation. To a Muslim, “injustice” means a lack of Islamic jurisprudence. A Non-Muslim state is always unjust simply because it is not ruled by Islamic law.
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ New York Times bureau chiefs in Jerusalem are expected to set new standards for malicious bias and during his time there, Ethan Bronner was no exception. A bureau chief anywhere else in the world may be expected to explore the life and color of the city. But in Jerusalem, a New York Times scribe […]
http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2013/05/27/contrary-to-obama-the-terror-war-has-barely-begun/?print=1 The collapse of Middle Eastern states from Libya to Afghanistan vastly increases the terrorist recruitment pool, while severely restricting the ability of American intelligence services to monitor and interdict the terrorists. In addition, it intensifies the despair that motivates Muslims like the Tsarnaev brothers or Michael Adebolajo to perpetrate acts of terrorism. That makes President […]