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Drudge Lead: Obama Outraged With Israel

This is a NY Times article, and you can just bet that they have great contacts with the Obama administration.

The administration has been so furious about this speech for so long, and can’t seem to let go of it, that I have concluded that the administration is helping Iran to get the bomb, pronto. Why else would they flip out like this?

The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House.

The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States.

The official who made the comments to The New York Times would not be named, and the White House declined to comment. The remarks were the latest fallout after Mr. Dermer, without the White House’s knowledge, worked with House Speaker John A. Boehner to arrange the speech, which is scheduled for March.

G.O.P.’s Invitation to Netanyahu Is Aiding Obama’s Cause on IranJAN. 28, 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at a Holocaust event on Tuesday, is scheduled to address Congress on Iran in March.Netanyahu Talk Stirs Backlash in Israeli RaceJAN. 27, 2015
The remarks are likely to escalate a feud between the White House, Republicans on Capitol Hill and Mr. Netanyahu over the invitation, which has led to a new low in American-Israeli relations and threatened to mar the long tradition of bipartisan support for Israel in Congress.

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States. He said he did not intend to anger the White House over the speech. Credit Joshua Roberts/Reuters
Such officially authorized criticisms of diplomats from major allies are unusual.

In a telephone interview late Wednesday, Mr. Dermer said, “I have no regrets whatsoever that I have acted in a way to advance my country’s interests.” He said he never meant to slight the White House by keeping the confidence of the House speaker, who had suggested the invitation. He said he left it to Mr. Boehner to notify Mr. Obama’s team.

“My understanding was that it was the speaker’s prerogative to do, and that he would be the one to inform the administration,” Mr. Dermer said. “The prime minister feels very strongly that he has to speak on this issue. That’s why he accepted the invitation, not to wade into your political debate or make this a partisan issue, and not to be disrespectful to the president.”

Note to Jews who voted for Obama: You Own This. If the bomb drops on Israel, you were a big part of the reason why. Knowing full well that Obama has deep ties to the antisemitic Left (Jeremiah Wright!) you insisted that it was not true, that it was racism to point this out, that America has and will always have Israel’s back, ad nauseum. Now that there are no more elections for Obama to win, he is letting his Jew hatred shine.

– Aggie

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Israelis Injured In Antisemitic Terror Attack In Argentina

I just crossed Argentina off the list. Israelis were burned, robbed and beaten in a small village there.

Ten Israeli tourists were wounded in an anti-Semitic attack at a hostel in a small Argentine village.

Three assailants burned, robbed and beat the tourists at the Onda Azul hostel in Lago Puelo, in southern Argentina, between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, the Argentine media reported. Police in the Chubut province are investigating.

“It was a terrifying moment, several hours of fear,” hostel owner Sergio Polak told the local media. “They shouted, ‘Go, f***ing Jews, you f***ing Jews are robbing us’ in the Patagonia region.”

Monica Sasso, the area delegate for the National Institute Against Discrimination, or INADI, confirmed to reporters that the attack took several hours.

Polak also said the attackers threw stones and Molotov cocktails, and shot guns at the site, according to Argentinian Radio Continental.

He alleged that the assailants were neighborhood residents who live very close to the hostel, and that they are known to police, “but they are free and nobody has been arrested yet.”

The hostel, which shut down temporarily after the attack, usually houses guests from Israel and tries to attract them through a Hebrew-language Facebook page.

Seriously, I had wanted to visit Patagonia someday, but I can live without it. F them.

– Aggie

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Argentinian Prosecutor Found Dead After Implicating Iran, Argentinian President In Terror Attack

They’re claiming this is a suicide.

2. Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his home hours before he was due to testify to lawmakers about his explosive allegations that President Christine Fernández de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Nisman had filed a 300-page complaint naming Fernández, Timerman and others of seeking to “erase” Iran’s role in the bombing at the AMIA community center offices in which 85 people were killed. He had said he wanted to question the president and other officials whom he claimed were involved in the cover-up.
Investigators believe, so far, that Nisman killed himself.
Merco Press reported (before his death) the points Nisman was to have raised with lawmakers about his investigation’s stunning turn. Chris Dickey wonders if Iran murdered the prosecutor, while David Horovitz asks the question I was wondering: Who will obtain justice for Nisman?

Again, this comes from honestreporting.com, and they found it here.

The Argentinean prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was found dead in his apartment on Sunday night with a gunshot wound to the head, hours before he was set to testify before lawmakers on his accusations of a cover-up by his country’s president in the case.

Argentinian media reported early Monday that Alberto Nisman, 51, was found in a pool of blood in the bathroom of his home in the capital’s Puerto Madero district. Police were investigating and Argentinian media reported that they had initially ruled the death a likely suicide.

The timing of Nisman’s death raised eyebrows, as the prosecutor had been set to speak before a congressional panel about his assertions, made public last week, that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman had covered up Iran’s involvement in the attack.

Late Sunday, federal police agents in charge of Nisman’s protection alerted their superiors that he wasn’t answering phone calls, according to a statement from the Health Ministry. When he also didn’t answer the door, they decided to alert family members, according to the statement.

When Nisman’s mother wasn’t able to open the door because a key was in the lock on the other side, a locksmith was called to open it, the ministry said. A .22 caliber handgun and a shell casing were found next to Nisman’s body.

“We can confirm that it was a gunshot wound, .22 caliber,” federal prosecutor Viviana Fein told Telam, Argentina’s official news agency. But Fein added that it was too early in the investigation to know what had happened.

Nisman had received many death threats over the years, people who knew him revealed on Monday. The Times of Israel’s David Horovitz, who had interviewed Nisman several times, wrote Monday, in an article entitled, “Who will obtain justice for Alberto Nisman?”: “Nisman told me that he had been warned off the AMIA case by Iran, and that he had received death threats, including one that he found recorded on his home answering machine which was particularly troubling because his daughter was standing next to him when he played it. In one of several subsequent telephone conversations, he said the Iranians had told him — during hearings at which they sought in vain to have their incriminated leaders cleared by Interpol — that he had slandered their nation, that his capture would be sought, and that he would spend years in Iran’s jails… Nisman did not appear particularly fazed by the threats, saying lightly that he had no plans to visit the Islamic Republic. He also swore that he would not cease his work on the case until the perpetrators and orchestrators had been tried, convicted and jailed.”

To those who believe in the suicide theory, I’ve got some Carbon Credits I will sell cheap!

– Aggie

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French Jews

I thought you’d enjoy this picture of French Jews prior to making Aliya, taken in July 2014

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FRENCH JEWISH children at the historic Synagogue des Tournelles in Paris in July ahead of their aliya with their families..

– Aggie

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MSM Reports On Jews Leaving France

This has been going on for more than a decade, and some of the attacks have been worse, particularly when the Muslim killed little kids at a Jewish day school a couple years ago. But suddenly, the media is discussing this

Many French Jews already are. Last year, 7,000 emigrated to Israel as anti-Semitism spiked across France, fed by tensions with the country’s large Arab population after the outbreak of Israel’s war against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. That was double the previous year, making France, for the first time, the No. 1 source of immigration to Israel, according to the Jewish Agency, a nonprofit group that helps Jews move to Israel.

Officials in Israel are expecting — and encouraging — a new influx following the Paris standoff. Since last week’s attacks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has encouraged European Jews to move to the Jewish state.

In an interview with Israel’s Channel 10 TV Saturday, Yohan Cohen, one of the hostages who hid inside a freezer at the kosher market for five hours during the hostage-taking, said he would now move his family of four children to Israel.

“On Monday I am going to make Aliyah,” he said, using the Hebrew term for immigration to Israel. “We are not going to wait around here to die.”

What a relief it is for me to read this. It is absolutely nuts to stay in France (or to leave France for England…). Take your skills and values and bring them to Israel.

– Aggie

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Frightened Liberals

Bill Maher (who gave Obama 1 million dollars for the 2012 campaign) is upset:

Notice that his peeps are not applauding much.

– Aggie

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The Convergence Of The Israeli Left, Right And Center

I don’t buy that Europe or the US will change in response to Islamic activities in Paris, but last summer’s missile/tunnel war in Israel seems to have made a difference.

First, let’s check out the most popular political video in Israel:

You can find it here, but unfortunately is begins to play automatically. Hilarious, accurate, worth a trip to the link.

Now, what’s it about? It’s about the upcoming elections and popularity of the leader of Jewish Home, haBayit haYehudi.

It’s election season in Israel, and so far the most talked-about campaign ad features an Orthodox politician in an unorthodox role. In a YouTube video that quickly went viral, Naftali Bennett plays a fashionably bearded Tel Aviv hipster with a compulsion to say sorry—especially when he’s the one being wronged.

A waitress spills coffee on him: He begs her forgiveness. His car gets rear-ended: He steps out to tell the offending driver how sorry he is. He sits on a park bench and reads an editorial in a left-wing newspaper calling on Israel to apologize to Turkey for the 2010 flotilla incident, in which nine pro-Palestinian militants were killed aboard a ship after violently assaulting Israeli naval commandos. “They’re right!” he says of the editorial.

At last the fake beard comes off and the clean-shaven Mr. Bennett, who in real life is Israel’s minister of economy and heads the nationalist Jewish Home Party (in Hebrew, Habayit Hayehudi), looks at the camera and says: “Starting today, we stop apologizing. Join Habayit Hayehudi today.”

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“For many years we’ve sort of apologized for everything,” Mr. Bennett explains in his Tel Aviv office. “About the fact that we are here, about the fact that this has been our land for 3,800 years, about the fact that we defend ourselves against Hamas, against Hezbollah.” It’s time, he says, “we raise our heads and say, ‘We’re here to stay, we’re proud of it, and we’re no longer apologetic.’ ”

Should a Likud-Jewish Home government form, it could represent a tectonic shift in Israeli politics. For 25 years, between Israel’s capture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 Six Day War and the 1992 election of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, every Israeli government had categorically rejected the idea of a Palestinian state. Then came the 1993 Oslo Accords with the Palestinians, after which Israeli governments of both the left and right, including Mr. Netanyahu’s, effectively committed Israel to the two-state solution.

Now the wheel is turning again. “The latest conflict in Gaza was a real earthquake for Israelis,” says Mr. Bennett, referring to last summer’s war.

“For 50 days we were incurring missiles, and they just went on and on from the very place where we did pull back to the ’67 lines. We did expel all the Jews. We did everything according to the book. The expectation might have been, we’ll get applause from the world—‘you’re OK; it’s they who are attacking you’—but what happened was the opposite. The world got angry at us for defending ourselves.”

For decades, “land-for-peace” has been the diplomatically accepted equation for solving the Israeli-Arab conflict. Experience has shown Israelis that it doesn’t always work as anticipated. Peace with Egypt, achieved after Israel agreed to return the conquered Sinai Peninsula, has proved durable. But Israel also withdrew all of its forces and settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005, and what it got was a haven for Hamas, which used it to fire thousands of rockets at Israel. Doing likewise in the West Bank seems to many Israelis a surefire way of achieving the same result over a larger territorial scale.

Mr. Bennett, however, is making a deeper point. It isn’t only the land-for-peace formula that has failed Israel. The other failure is what one might call land-for-love: the notion that, even if ceding territory doesn’t lead to peace, it will nonetheless help Israel gain the world’s goodwill, and therefore diplomatic and strategic leverage. Instead, after 20 years of seeking peace and giving up land, Israel’s diplomatic isolation has only deepened. And, as he points out, it has deepened over disputes connected to Gaza—from which Israel withdrew—and not the West Bank, where Israel largely remains.

“So why would I follow the bad model,” Mr. Bennett asks, “instead of strengthening the good model?”

You see, BTL, you’re in excellent company:


“Judea and Samaria is imperfect,” he allows, “but it’s working. More Israelis and Palestinians are shopping together. Driving on the same roads. Working together. It’s not ideal there. But it’s working. People get up, go to work in the morning, come home alive.”

That’s a depiction that critics of Israeli policy would furiously contest, claiming that current policy gives Jewish settlers privileged access to the land while consigning nearly two million Palestinians to Bantustan-like enclaves. That, they say, risks transforming Israel from a democracy into an ethnocracy and guaranteeing international pariah status.

Mr. Bennett’s answer is that it’s the Palestinians who bear the blame for proving themselves unworthy of statehood. “They had all the opportunity in the world to build the Singapore of Gaza, he says. “They chose to turn it into Afghanistan.” He also believes that it’s better to find ways to make the best of a difficult situation than try to reach for a solution that is destined for failure. He wants a “Marshall Plan” to improve the Palestinian economy, “autonomy on steroids” for Palestinian politics—but no more.

“The truth is that no one has a good solution for what’s going on,” he says. “We have to figure out what we do over the next several decades. Trying to apply a Western full-fledged solution to a problem that is not solvable right now will bring us from an OK situation to a disastrous situation. So the first rule is, do no harm, which is the opposite of the Oslo process.”

Read on to learn about Mr. Bennet’s background (he invented the software that protects online banking) and then feel a bit jealous when you consider that he could have been an American but made a very different choice.

By the way, the title mentions the coming together of the Israeli Left, Right and Center. This is based on personal observation and conversations I’ve had over the past few months with Israelis of all stripes. Even the most optimistic, Leftist among them has given up on the Kool-Aid that Obama and Kerry are serving.

– Aggie

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Il est Mort

Via Mark Steyn:

I can’t claim to have known Georges Wolinski, the 80-year-old cartoonist among the dead on Wednesday, but I met him briefly, a few years ago. Via Laura Rosen Cohen, I learn of the strange, circular journey of his life and death. His father was a Polish Jew who fled to Tunisia to lead a life free of pogroms. Georges was born there in 1934. Two years later, his dad was murdered, and the family moved again, this time to France.

And on Wednesday, like his father, the son was killed.

Wolinski père fled Jew-hate in Europe to be murdered in the Muslim world.

Wolinski fils fled Jew-hate in the Muslim world to be murdered in Europe, by Muslims.

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We Are All Shoppers In A Kosher Grocery In Paris

Expect to see thousands on the streets of Paris and NY waving signs saying: I am a French Jew!

But don’t hold your breath:

PARIS – Several people were taken hostage at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday after a shootout involving a man armed with two guns, a police source said. Two people were killed, according to police sources quoted by AFP.

There were unconfirmed local media reports that the man was the same as the one suspected of killing a policewoman in a southern suburb of Paris on Thursday.

A police source had told Reuters earlier he was a member of the same jihadist group as the two suspects in Wednesday’s attack at weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The exact number of hostages was unclear. Local media spoke of at least five. The police source said the man was equipped with automatic weapons.

And in the US, a CNN anchor blames… wait for it… Israel!!

A CNN anchor claimed that Israeli propagandists are distorting the truth behind the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and trying to sow anti-Muslim sentiment on Wednesday evening.

Repeatedly stating that it was his “Friday night” and he just wanted to relax, CNN anchor Jim Clancy argued on Twitter that the Charlie Hebdo cartoons did not actually mock the Islamic prophet Muhammad and claimed that those who disagreed with him were part of a pro-Israel propaganda campaign.

Clancy appears to have removed some of the more inflammatory tweets, but several still remain on his Twitter page. A spokesperson for CNN did not respond to request for comment.

“The cartoons NEVER mocked the Prophet,” wrote Clancy on Wednesday night. “They mocked how the COWARDS tried to distort his word.”

When this claim was disputed by some of his followers, Clancy suggested they were engaging in “hasbara,” an Israeli PR effort.

“Get a grip junior,” Clancy wrote to @HumanRights2K, a Belgium-based human rights news feed. “It’s my Friday night. You and the Hasbara team need to pick on some cripple at the edge of the herd.”

Clancy also tweeted “hasbara” in response to a comment from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Oren Kessler, and added, “The Hasbara (Israeli explaining the inconsistencies of Human Rights) team has declared victory over [me]. Next up, [International Criminal Court].” The second tweet appears to have been removed.

Clancy went on to accuse pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon and a Twitter user called @JewsMakingNews of being “part of a campaign to do PR for Israel.” The tweet has also been removed.

Jews Making News is an anti-Semitic Twitter feed devoted to “exposing” alleged Jewish global domination and promoting Holocaust-denial. It is unclear why Clancy named either of the Twitter users as Israeli PR agents.

Clancy’s followers appeared baffled by his allegations, with one asking “Are you drunk right now or something?”

This was not the first time Clancy, who covers foreign affairs, made controversial comments related to Israel. He was criticized last April after he asked former Israeli ambassador Dore Gold whether Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu “personally order[ed]” airstrikes on Gaza as a response to a unity deal between Fatah and Hamas. Clancy also praised the deal as a way to bring “fresh blood” into the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

To get the extremely offensive tweets that are deleted in the above article, check out the Israeli media

– Aggie

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Surprise! The New Yorker Notices The Problem With Islam, But Can’t Recognize Their Own Biases

This is what happens when the favorite city of every true NYC Leftist gets attacked.

The murders today in Paris are not a result of France’s failure to assimilate two generations of Muslim immigrants from its former colonies. They’re not about French military action against the Islamic State in the Middle East, or the American invasion of Iraq before that. They’re not part of some general wave of nihilistic violence in the economically depressed, socially atomized, morally hollow West—the Paris version of Newtown or Oslo. Least of all should they be “understood” as reactions to disrespect for religion on the part of irresponsible cartoonists.

They are only the latest blows delivered by an ideology that has sought to achieve power through terror for decades. It’s the same ideology that sent Salman Rushdie into hiding for a decade under a death sentence for writing a novel, then killed his Japanese translator and tried to kill his Italian translator and Norwegian publisher. The ideology that murdered three thousand people in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The one that butchered Theo van Gogh in the streets of Amsterdam, in 2004, for making a film. The one that has brought mass rape and slaughter to the cities and deserts of Syria and Iraq. That massacred a hundred and thirty-two children and thirteen adults in a school in Peshawar last month. That regularly kills so many Nigerians, especially young ones, that hardly anyone pays attention.

My goodness, BTL, we could have written that! Except for one glaring omission. By the way, do I sound bitter? I am. Here’s why: An attack on the French capital drives moonbats to their senses. But why can’t they feel the same empathy, the same outrage, when Israel is the target? Re-read that paragraph. Why can’t the writer find it in his heart, or in his head, to mention the many, many, many terror attacks in Israel?

And so here is my curse: Until you include Jews and Israelis in the family of human beings, you will continue to suffer these attacks. Until you understand that Jewish Lives Matter, to borrow a phrase, you are going to suffer in NY, in Paris, in Madrid, in Sydney, and across the globe.

– Aggie

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Bibi On Settlements, Palestinian State

Let’s hope he gets re-elected.

In an interview with Channel Two on Tuesday night, Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his support for a Palestinian State didn’t end, but rather the Palestinians have taken away its meaning.

“My support for a Palestinian state didn’t expire, the Palestinians just emptied it of meaning,” he said

Netanyahu also said during the interview that he doesn’t “see evacuating settlements as practical. I don’t see it happening while I run things.”

Eloquent, clear, no BS. I love the guy.

– Aggie

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Pop Quiz!!

Which shitty little country saw the biggest emigration of Jews, heading for Israel?

I gave you a hint, but I’ll expand. At a diplomatic dinner in Britain some years ago, the French diplomat referred to Israel as a “shitty little country”. So we know the French attitude towards Israelis, and Jews. (We know it in more ways than this, naturally.)

Did you guess? France is our Winner!!! Congrats France! Keep the angry Muslim youth and keep the white supremacists, but disgorge your Jews:

According to the end-of-year figures released on Wednesday by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the The Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, aliyah hit a 10-year high in 2014 – with the arrival of about 26,500 fresh immigrants.

A total of 3,762 Jews from US and Canada and 525 from UK fulfilled their dream to immigrate to Israel in the past year, Nefesh B’Nefesh reports.

The year 2014 saw a 32% increase in immigrants, compared to the approximately 20,000 immigrants that made aliyah to Israel in 2013. For the first time in Israel’s history, France has topped the list of countries of origin for immigrants to Israel – 7,000 new immigrants from France arrived in Israel in 2014, more than twice as much as the 3,400 French immigrants who arrived last year. [More than twice as many – how impressive! – Aggie]

Furthermore, about 5,840 new immigrants came to Israel from Ukraine, compared to 2,020 in 2013. The 190% immigration increase was primarily due to the ongoing instability in the eastern part of Ukraine. [I always as this, but I’ll do it again – how is it even possible that Jews still reside in Ukraine? Jeesh. – Aggie]

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky [Fun fact: Did you know that Natan Sharansky used to be known as Russian dissident and prisoner, Anatoly Sharansky, the Father of the modern Human Rights Movement? They hate him now, of course, because he is an Israeli Jews.] said, “2014 was a year of record-breaking aliyah. This year also saw a historic shift: For the first time in Israel’s history, the number of immigrants who came to Israel from the free world is greater than that of immigrants fleeing the countries in distress.

I’d like to comment on that last sentence. It is true, but also not true. French Jews are in real distress. France, while gloriously beautiful, is a shitty little antisemitic place where Jews cannot freely practice their religion, attend public schools in safety, or even attend private schools without being slaughter by “The French”. Do they even exist, “The French”? Why do they deserve a country? But I digress.

The other thing that is true is that Israel is booming. Great economy, great food, happy people, beautiful landscape and more safety from terrorism than in, say, Dijon, France. I’ve been several times, and the most recent trip highlighted the fact that it is a great place to visit, or even to live. This draws Westerners from shitty little antisemitic places, who in the past might have feared that their children couldn’t receive the education, or health care or whatever, that is available in said Shitty Countries. It is clear that you can raise a mathematician or a concert level violinist, or get excellent cancer treatment in Israel. Adorable kiddie might not become and Olypic level skier, but who cares?

And so the Jews who want to conduct their religious life, personal life and business life in peace and sanity are leaving. I’m told that coastal Natanya is called Little Paris for the food, etc. I’ll have to check it out next time.

– Aggie

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