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Israel’s “Partners in Peace”

Remember, in the twisted mind of the international community—including our government—Fatah are the good guys.

Eww:

Jibril Rajoub, Head of the PA Sports Authority and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee announced that Fatah has made a “political decision” to support slaughtering Jews who live in settlements:

“OK, brother, here is the occupation, am I stopping you from slaughtering a settlement? No one is stopping anyone… Our political decision is resistance in the occupied territories in order to bring an end to the occupation [using] all forms of resistance.”

The Fatah movement, headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, is seen by many in the West as a peaceful alternative to Hamas for a future peace agreement. Palestinian Media Watch’s book Deception documents that the PA presents different messages to the world in English than in Arabic to its people.

Partners? Hardly:

“I’m telling everyone: Fatah has decided that our relations with the Israelis are relations between enemies. There is no kind of coordination between the Israelis and us.

On that I agree with the Deputy Secretary. They are enemies and should be treated as such—until they tender their unconditional surrender. Then and only then will it be time for “peace.” What’s been happening over the past decade (two—three—six) is just a slow bloodletting. Seen thusly, the “peace process” is just another pogrom.

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Arab Mezuzahs

Reader Jeanette sent us this picture:

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the person who sent this to me is an Israeli journalist. incredible

In the attached picture we can see a Hamas Terrorist hanging two little children on a fence near a launching base in order to prevent the Israeli forces to attack the launching base.

Jeanette wonders if it’s real or not. I have not been able to confirm, but I did find a few similar images.

The top picture is indeed shocking, but it is hardly unique. I think we can say with little fear of contradiction that it is legitimate.

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President Obama Speaks Nonsense

Part MDCCLXVII:

“Netanyahu is too strong (and) in some ways Abu Mazen is too weak,” US President Barack Obama said in a comprehensive interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman Friday, commenting on the balance of power between Israel and the Palestinians.

However, President Obama also noted that the high percentage of support for Prime Minister Netanyahu among the Israeli public proves to be a weak point for him. “If he doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking on the settler movement. That’s a tough thing to do.”

Of course he spoke nonsense. Look whom he was speaking with.

Somehow, Obama considers an Israeli PM—a wartime PM—popular among his own people for stating their case and pressing their cause, as weak? Maybe among those (like me) who think Netanyahu didn’t go far enough. But who else? And why the f**k is he using Mahmoud Abbas’s nom de guerre, Abu Mazen?

And what do the “settlers” (better known as population growth, young families, homesteaders) have to do with Hamass’ racist and genocidal ideology? With their myriad war crimes? What a non-sequitur! He might just have illogically blamed global warming.

The American president told Friedman in the interview that the combination of the two leaders’ strengths and weaknesses makes it difficult “to bring them together and make the kinds of bold decisions that Sadat or Begin or Rabin were willing to make.”

Let’s dismiss Rabin, shall we? Does anyone think Oslo is worth a tinker’s dam? It cost him his life, and damn near his country. As for Begin and Sadat, could either have been in a position of greater strength? Sadat was the definition of a political strongman (for a few years more, anyway), and Begin had already taken by force, the Sinai, what Sadat wanted back. Hard to see how “weakness” brought about the Camp David accord.

But Obama seems to be singing from my hymnal: namely that the so-called Palestinians are just Arabs by another (invented) name. Begin, Rabin, and Netanyahu are all Israelis, but the only thread connecting Sadat (Egyptian), Arafat (born in Cairo), and Abbas (born in Palestinian mandate, aka Israel, before it was Israel) is…what exactly? They’re Arabs, but that’s about it. Which has been my point all along: there is no distinct ethnic identity of Palestinianism, just Arabs cordoned off by colonial powers on a map.

But if Obama agrees with me, I must be wrong. Sadat was Egyptian, and Egypt is a country with a distinct history and culture. Similarly, Syria (Levant), Iraq (Mesopotamia), Iran (Persia), Lebanon (Phoenicia) have a long track record. All these countries have been largely at peace with Israel, however uneasy, for decades. Only the Arab occupiers of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza have actually acted out the ethnic hatred they all share. What makes them different, besides never, ever, ever in the history of the world having had a country? Maybe they do have a genetic difference, only the gene is not one to admire or replicate.

But mostly Obama is a fool, a dangerous fool, for not saying plainly that Israel is our ally, Israel is right and righteous in this battle, and Israel should win and impose a resolution wholly in its own interest. That should be American policy. Shame on him, on us, that it is not.

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War on Children Update

Hamass may be looking to surrender to Israel, but their onslaught against their own children continues unabated:

Hamas is preventing three Gazan children, who desperately need medicine they could only get in Israel, from leaving the Strip to Israel. The three children, aged 5, 10 and 12, are suffering from systemic arthritis and are all in mortal peril.

A year ago, the Palestinian children joined a study conducted by the Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer and the pharmaceutical company Novartis AG, which requires the children to receive a monthly injection to treat the diseases. The study itself has ended, but the children need to continue receiving their medication in order to continue their treatment.

The children’s situation has significantly improved while receiving the treatment. But now that the treatment has been stopped, the children are at risk of a renewed inflammation of the disease that could cause liver failure, disabilities and at some cases death.

Say it with Uncle Ismail and Uncle Khaled, kiddies: “We love death more than you love life!” I knew that you could.

The treatment costs NIS 70,000, but the Palestinian children receiving it free of charge.

Not anymore, they’re not.

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Now What, Dumbo?

I’m not certain that’s what Netanyahu said to Obama, but it should have been:

In a phone call with US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vents his anger, according to people familiar with the call. It is not clear when the call took place.

Netanyahu told Shapiro the Obama administration was “not to ever second-guess me again” and that Washington should trust his judgment on how to deal with Hamas, according to people familiar with the conversation. Netanyahu added that he now “expected” the US and other countries to fully support Israel’s offensive in Gaza, according to those familiar with the call. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter by name.

They said Netanyahu made similar points to Kerry, who himself denounced the attack as “outrageous,” saying it was an affront to assurances to respect the ceasefire given to the United States and United Nations, which brokered the truce.

And while we’re on the subject of I told you so:

A television reporter from the Finnish Helsingin Sanomat confirms that Hamas has been firing rockets out of the Al-Shifa Hospital.

The reporter, who is not named in the television segment shot on-site in Gaza, says a rocket was launched “right in the back the parking lot” of the hospital at 2 a.m. between Thursday and Friday.

“Really, it happened right in the area, the sound of it was really loud,” she says, confirming reports that Hamas is committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip by shooting from civilian concentrations, medical centers and other humanitarian institutions.

“It’s true that rockets are launched here from the Gazan side into Israel.”

She said as she sprinted to get out of Gaza before Hamass made a piñata out of her.

What other behavior could one expect from a people who swear they love death more than we love life?

Remember that, Dumbo. You too, Mr. Ed.

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Where’s Walid?

Let’s see, Arab terrorists use UN schools as weapons depots; they use those same schools as well as hospitals as firing ranges; they use people as young as babies as human shields….[UPDATE: They even blew up a donkey!]

Try not to let this story destroy your faith in Arab terrorists:

The IDF released video footage Thursday of a tunnel shaft in the basement of a mosque in the Gaza Strip. The tunnel, which is situated next to the mosque’s prayer room, extends in various directions and is connected to a larger tunnel network.

Weapons were also found at the site, according to the IDF.

In contrast, by declaring its intentions in advance, the IDF has made sitting ducks of its soldiers. See the booby-trapped tunnel yesterday that killed several and wounded dozens. Ninnies in the media bray about “disproportionate” force in this war, but if Israel acted in its own best interest, and not to please some higher power (the EU), more of their soldiers would be alive today.

PS: I don’t recall if we’ve said this explicitly, but Aggie and I send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the fallen soldiers. Their cause is great and just, but their loss is no less devastating. You are in our thoughts every day.

PPS: Speaking of “disproportionate”, Mr. Zee made a good point in a comment earlier. Did people complain abut the “disproportionate” number (over a thousand) of convicted terrorists and criminals Israel had to spring in order to secure the return of the kidnapped Gilad Shalit?

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She Did Not Just Say That!

Hat tip to reader Jeanette in a comment below, but Hillary did:

“The problem is, and this is something, I’m not a military planner, but Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas, part of it is that Gaza’s pretty small and it’s very densely populated. They put their command-and-control of Hamas military leaders in those civilian areas,” Clinton said in an interview Monday with Univision’s “America with Jorge Ramos.”

Clinton also said she thinks “Hamas intended to provoke Israel” with rocket fire, but added that Hamas may have acted because it “has its back against the wall.”

Maybe it sounded better in the original Spanish.

This is not “misspeaking” or ignorance. Everybody knows why Hamass fires missiles and rockets from schools and hospitals; why it stores same in UN-run schools; why it dismisses Israeli warnings to civilians to evacuate as propaganda and lies. Hillary knows. Why she won’t speak of it, only Hillary knows.

PS: This is the wall against which Hamass “has its back”:


Gaza/Egypt border barrier

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You Can’t Kill Arab Terrorists! That’s Our Job!

As long as someone’s doing it, I say:

About the crowds on Friday in Paris chanting “Palestine will overcome” and “Israel, assassin”: Where were they a few days earlier when news broke that over the previous weekend Syria’s civil war had produced 720 more dead, adding to the 150,000 others who have not had the honor of demonstrations in France?

Why did the protesters not pour into the streets when, a few days before that, the well-informed Syrian Network for Human Rights revealed that so far this year Damascus’s army, which was supposed to have destroyed its supply of chemical weapons, carried out at least 17 gas attacks around Kafrzyta, Talmanas, Atshan and elsewhere?

[I]f one were primarily concerned about the Palestinian children whose deaths are indeed an abomination—one would demand that Hamas operatives leave the hospital basements where they have buried their command centers, move the rocket launchers that they have installed in the doorways of United Nations schools, and stop threatening parents who wish to evacuate their homes when an Israeli leaflet informs them that a strike is imminent.

Moreover, if alarm about disproportion and asymmetry were the true wellspring of the protesters’ rage, would they not have had at least a passing thought for another disproportion that, not so far from Gaza, now afflicts the most wretched of the wretched, the most defenseless of all, the Christians of Mosul? Hamas’s “brothers” are offering these Iraqis the following ultimatum: Embrace Islam or die by the sword.

The truth:

The truth is that these protesters—most of them young members of the self-proclaimed “Gaza generation,” for whom the latest in chic is to sport a kaffiyeh made in Palestine—assume it is normal for Arabs to kill other Arabs.

They are also unperturbed upon learning, from the very mouth of the Hamas leadership (Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 41, No. 4), that in 2012 alone the construction of the infamous Gaza tunnels cost the lives of 160 Palestinian children who were turned into little slaves and buried in the rubble.

The oldest of these protesters also missed the chance to mobilize in favor of the 300,000 Darfurians massacred by Sudan; the 200,000 Chechens whom Putin, in his own elegant phrase, “kicked into the crapper” not so long ago; and the Bosnians who were besieged and bombarded to general indifference for three years. The truth is that for these selectively conscientious objectors, indignation arrives only when one has the opportunity to condemn a military consisting mostly of Jews.

The double standard is odious. And it has become increasingly evident across Europe in the past month. Bluntly anti-Semitic slogans have marred most European demonstrations “in support of the people of Gaza.” Residents of Frankfurt and Dortmund were horrified in mid-July to see neo-Nazi groups join hands with left-wing Islamists in a grim chant: “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.” The center of London was blocked on July 19 by thousands who gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in Kensington to shout their hatred for Jews.

Not to mention Amsterdam, the city of Spinoza, Europe’s capital of tolerance, where in certain neighborhoods it has become practically impossible to wear a yarmulke in public without running the risk of being insulted or assaulted.

This much is fact. The author, Bernard Henri-Levi, makes the case persuasively. But there are so many other facts. The protesters were also absent as Hamass and Islamic Jihad (and suchlike jihadist gangs) shelled Israel daily, without reprisal. Contrary to what I heard on NPR this morning, Hamass is looking not merely to lift the blockade on Gaza (imposed as much by Egypt as by Israel), but to annihilate the Jewish state entirely. Their appeals for violence and genocide are ethnic and religious in nature, citing the inevitability of and necessity for Islam to triumph over “the Jews”, as willed by Allah.

And, of course, my favorite fact: there is no Palestine, and never has been. The idea of a Palestinian state came into being only when the Jews reclaimed their land and called it Israel.

One last fact. Israel will find no justice in this world, and surely not in Europe. A few righteous individuals aside, Israel must know that it can win few friends by placating the haters or trying to ingratiate itself to generations of antisemites. Europe is the past of civilization; Israel is likely to be its future.

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Ceasefire?

With these people?

Al-Aqsa TV, the Hamas TV channel, aired on Friday, July 25, 2014 a sermon from a Deir Al-Balah Mosque, in which an unnamed imam called for the extermination of the Jews.

“Our doctrine in fighting you (the Jews) is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive, because you are alien usurpers of the land and eternal mercenaries. You are the mercenaries of all times. Research the history, my brothers. Wherever the Jews lived, they spread corruption. Oh Muslims, didn’t you notice that Allah said: ‘They spread in THE land…’ The definite article in ‘THE land’ means the entire land. ‘They spread in the land corruption, and Allah loves not the corrupters.’”

That was on Hamass TV, mind you.

Just some hothead blowing off steam? Then how about this guy?

Palestinian Media Watch reported on Thursday that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas had publicly declared the current conflict with Israel a religious “war for Allah.” On Friday, the independent Palestinian news service Ma’an printed an opinion piece that likewise interpreted the last lines of Abbas’ speech as a call to West Bank Palestinians to initiate violence:

“He gave the sign to let the [Palestinian] street in the West Bank loose. Isn’t the Quranic verse he quoted during his last speech, ‘Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory’ [Surah 22:39, trans. Sahih International] a clear sign to loosen the reins of the street?”
[Op-ed by Muhannad Ubeid, Ma'an (independent Palestinian news agency),
July 25, 2014]

Violence began immediately following Abbas’ speech and peaked on Saturday, as reported in the Jerusalem Post: “Nine Palestinians were killed during clashes with the IDF and Border Police over the weekend, in one of the deadliest days in the West Bank in the last 10 years.” [July 27, 2014]

So, the bad Arabs (“Palestinian” being a mythical beast) call for the complete extermination of the Jews, while the so-called good Arabs enflame passions by calling this a holy war for the Big A. And Israel is supposed to submit to the demands—of the bad Arabs.

And that’s American policy?

This is a joke, right? Where’s the hidden camera?

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Imbecilic or Immoral?

If Aggie and I are growing increasingly frustrated with the biased coverage against Israel—and we are—the myriad reasons can be summed up in these few words:

Palestine Makes You Dumb

Of all the inane things that have been said about the war between Israel and Hamas, surely one dishonorable mention belongs to comments made over the weekend by Benjamin J. Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications.

Interviewed by CNN’s Candy Crowley, Mr. Rhodes offered the now-standard administration line that Israel has a right to defend itself but needs to do more to avoid civilian casualties. Ms. Crowley interjected that, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Jewish state was already doing everything it could to avoid such casualties.

“I think you can always do more,” Mr. Rhodes replied. “The U.S. military does that in Afghanistan.”

How inapt is this comparison? The list of Afghan civilians accidentally killed by U.S. or NATO strikes is not short. Little of the fighting in Afghanistan took place in the dense urban environments that make the current warfare in Gaza so difficult. The last time the U.S. fought a Gaza-style battle—in Fallujah in 2004—some 800 civilians perished and at least 9,000 homes were destroyed. This is not an indictment of U.S. conduct in Fallujah but an acknowledgment of the grim reality of city combat.

Oh, and by the way, American towns and cities were not being rocketed from above or tunneled under from below as the Fallujah campaign was under way.

Oh, and by the way, too, you can’t believe the numbers:

Consider the media obsession with the body count. According to a daily tally in the New York Times, as of July 27 the war in Gaza had claimed 1,023 Palestinian lives as against 46 Israelis. How does the Times keep such an accurate count of Palestinian deaths? A footnote discloses “Palestinian death tallies are provided by the Palestinian Health Ministry and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.”

OK. So who runs the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza? Hamas does. As for the U.N., it gets its data mainly from two Palestinian agitprop NGOs, one of which, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, offers the remarkably precise statistic that, as of July 27, exactly 82% of deaths in Gaza have been civilians. Curiously, during the 2008-09 Gaza war, the center also reported an 82% civilian casualty rate.

When minutely exact statistics are provided in chaotic circumstances, it suggests the statistics are garbage. When a news organization relies—without clarification—on data provided by a bureaucratic organ of a terrorist organization, there’s something wrong there, too.

To argue the Palestinian side, in this war, is to make the case for barbarism. It is to erase, in the name of humanitarianism, the moral distinctions from which the concept of humanity arises.

Typically, the Obama administration is hedging its bets. The Palestine Effect claims another victim.

As always, I agree with everything Bret Stephens writes—with one exception: the Obama administration in not dumb. Well, they are, as most liberals are when cut loose from reality and sanity. But they are also evil. Knowingly and willfully evil.

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How to Deal With the Obama Administration

If they bring a knife, we bring a gun: [Hat tip Jeanette]

Israel reportedly told the United States that it understands the rules and the reasoning behind the FAA ban on US flights to Israel, according to Arad Nir of Israel Channel 2.

Israel reportedly told the US that this situation (of the FAA ban) can’t continue, so in order to resolve it, Israel will need to significantly and disproportionately ramp up its attack on Gaza, and put an immediate stop to all the rocket attacks, thus allowing US flight to Israel to resume.

Nir claims the message was understood and the FAA ban was rescinded.

That got their attention.

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Arabs vs Jews

How Arabs behave:

Police said the Palestinians fired live rounds at them, and the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades has claimed responsibility for the gunfire. The two Palestinians were identified as Mohammed al-Araj, 19, and Majad Suffian, 27.

Youths set off fireworks and threw stones at Israeli officers who responded by using crowd dispersal measures, and according to reports from the scene they also fired rubber bullets.

The Palestinians claim that five people have been wounded in the clashes so far. Five policemen sustained light wounds from fireworks thrown during riots that broke out in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and ten Arab youths were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the riots. Protestors also shot fireworks in the neighborhoods of Abu Tor and East Talpiot. In addition, riots were reported in the East Jerusalem area of Shuafat.

Hamas responded to the protests, calling them an “important development”. Hamas’ spokesman in Gaza said: “The West Bank is fighting. It is important these protests stand and spread across the West Bank”.

How Jews behave:

The Jewish community in Vienna staged a flashmob in several public places on Thursday, according to Austrian online newspaper Heute, in order to show solidarity with Israelis living under the constant threat of Hamas’s rocket fire.

Flashmobs were launched in Stephen Sqaure, Sweden Square, and the Opera House in Vienna, according to the daily, as organizers struggled to raise awareness of the cause behind Israel’s self-defense operation, Operation Protective Edge,

During each demonstration, a siren was sounded, and protestors took 15 seconds to duck or find cover – roughly the same amount of time Israelis living in the Gaza belt, Ashkelon, or Ashdod have to find shelter in the event of a rocket attack.

Any questions?

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