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Nir claims the message was understood and the FAA ban was rescinded.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

It’s almost too lame to be outrageous:

Dozens of world-renowned artists have called on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to cancel the participation of a show staged by the Jerusalem-based Incubator Theater, due to the Israeli operation in Gaza.

The production, “The City,” is a film noir-style hip-hop opera. It was invited to perform at the Underbelly venue in the Scottish capital from July 30 till August 25.

The petition was signed by 50 leading arts figures, including national poet Liz Lochhead, writer Alasdair Gray, playwright David Greig and theater directors Ben Harrison, Scottish media reported over the weekend.

“We the undersigned … write to you to protest against your programming of a show entitled ‘The City,’ by the Israeli company Incubator Theater, during the forthcoming Edinburgh Festival Fringe,” reads the letter, which was organized by theater critic and writer Mark Brown.

“The current, brutal assault by Israel upon the people of Gaza, which is an appalling collective punishment, underlines the seriousness of your error in cooperating with a company which is funded by the Ministry of Culture of the State of Israel.”

Cancel it for being a “film noir-style hip-hop opera”, by all means. But for being Jewish?

And to describe the effort to end Arab terror from Gaza as a “brutal assault” and a “collective punishment” is a stretch not even Roger Waters and Alice Walker could limber themselves up to make. Not even a sniff of the three murdered Jewish teens or the hundreds of missiles fired?

“The State of Israel uses the international ventures of its artists to attempt to lend itself a sense of cultural legitimacy and to distract attention from the brutality of its illegal occupation.

How sneaky of them! So like the Jews, don’t you think? But what “illegal occupation” do they speak of? Israel left Gaza nine years ago, and persistent shelling since is how they’ve been repaid.

It’s almost unfair to let these dimwits speak for themselves. I’d much rather quote the Israelis:

Incubator Theater’s founder and director, Arik Eshet, said in response: “We have nothing to be ashamed of. We are Israelis, and whether we like it or not, it puts us in the position of ambassadors. But treating Israeli artists as government agents is ridiculous.

“Israel is a censorship-free democratic state, and one cannot say that the Israeli theater and art represent the government. This is nonsense which at best stems from ignorance. I have invited the letter’s initiator to engage in a dialogue, but they are not interested because they are convinced they hold the absolute truth.

“This letter was signed by artists and intellectuals who claim to sanctify human rights, but what does that mean when, in practice, they won’t give us the opportunity to fulfill the right to freedom of expression? It’s outrageous and infuriating. Artistic work should be a place for exchanging opinions, but is seems that they don’t believe in that.

“We are proud of who we are and what we do. It’s their right to boycott us, but they are missing a wonderful show.”

You have nothing to be ashamed of because your nation is defending itself from an existential threat to the Jewish people. The “artists and intellectuals” who condemn Israel for that inherently agree with Hamas’ annihilist aims.

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So, Die

Aggie and I once had this idea of opening up a suicide bombing cafe in the heart of ultra-left Cambridge. Tables would be grouped in concentric circles around a ground zero. There would be a Death and Dismemberment zone, a Shrapnel and Fracture zone, a Blown Eardrum zone, etc. What we lacked in taste and tact, we more than made up for in creativity.

At least compared to these losers:

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BOSTON – In a corner of America’s oldest public common, some 200 anti-Israel demonstrators held a so-called “die-in” Saturday to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

The two-hour “die-in” on the Boston Common climaxed when protest leaders read the names of Palestinians killed in Gaza since the fighting started. Holding signs printed with each victim’s name and age, demonstrators fell to the concrete as each corresponding name was read.

That wasn’t all to the fun and games:

For the third time since last week, a handful of Jewish students with Israeli flags was surrounded by demonstrators shouting anti-Semitic epithets and – according to two of the students – a tense minute of “pushing and shoving.”

Soon after the “die-in” ended, Brett Loewenstern — a Berklee College of Music student and pro-Israel activist – entered the fray with his boyfriend, Israeli-born Avi Levi.

According to Loewenstern, he and his boyfriend’s combining of an Israeli flag with a rainbow flag – the symbol for gay rights – set off a hailstorm of insults from demonstrators.

Among other things, the shouts included “Jews back to Birkenau” and “Drop dead, you Zionazi whores,” said Loewenstern and other witnesses.

We defend their right to marry, but not their right to express their pro-Israel sentiment.

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The Evil of Banality

We told you about the “shocking” discovery of missiles being stored in a UNRWA school. The Arab occupiers of Gaza routinely break the law and abuse privileges; while the UN plays the role of schlamazel with perverse aplomb.

Never more than this:

A United Nations agency that last week found rockets in a Gaza school operating under its auspices has handed that weaponry over to Hamas, Israeli officials said Sunday, accusing the organization of actively helping the terrorist organization potentially attack Israeli civilians.

“The rockets were passed on to the government authorities in Gaza, which is Hamas. In other words, UNRWA handed to Hamas rockets that could well be shot at Israel,” a senior Israeli official told The Times of Israel.

A different senior official said UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, charged with overseeing humanitarian efforts in Gaza, has been suffering from “battered-wife syndrome” for years and currently “attempts to ingratiate itself with Hamas.”

This is how UNRWA put is:

“According to longstanding UN practice in UN humanitarian operations worldwide, incidents involving unexploded ordnance that could endanger beneficiaries and staff are referred to the local authorities,” UNRWA’s director of advocacy and strategic communications, Christopher Gunness, told The Times of Israel Sunday.

“Immediately after the discovery of the rockets, UNRWA proactively informed the relevant parties and successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects in order to preserve the safety and security of the school. Local authorities fall under the government of national consensus in Ramallah. They pledged to pass a message to all parties not to violate UNRWA neutrality.”

I feel dirty.

The UN claims they didn’t give the missiles to Hamass, but to other Arabs who don’t answer to Hamass. Right. “How did I know what Lizzy Borden was going to do with that axe, your honor? We needed the firewood.”

Israel should impound the 20 missiles and deliver ten each to Geneva and East 42nd Street, Manhattan. At least then no innocents will be hurt.

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Move Over, Dalal Mughrabi and Wafa Idris

We have another terrorist piece of ass:

Terrorists in Gaza attempted to attack IDF soldiers with an explosives-laden donkey on Friday, the military said.

IDF forces operating in the Rafah area near the Gaza-Egypt border located the donkey suspiciously approaching their position and were forced to open fire at it, causing the explosives to detonate.

No injuries were sustained to the soldiers.

The military expressed its regret over the “shocking” incident, and condemned terrorists in Gaza for strapping bombastic devices to innocent animals as a means of attacking Israeli forces.

“This cruel incident is the most recent attempt by Gaza terror organizations to make such an abominable use of animals as explosives couriers,” the IDF said on its website.

The thing is, the dumb beasts have a greater intelligence and a stronger sense of self-preservation than the Hamass terrorists. You don’t have to be smart to be deadly. In fact, it’s a disadvantage.

PS: The key difference between the donkey and Miss Mughrabi and Miss Idris is that we mourn the death of the donkey.

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Now, This is Smart Power

Ethnically engineered rockets: who says the Arabs haven’t invented anything since the lute?

Following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 11, 2014:

Fawzi Barhoum: We say to [Israeli Arabs], living in Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod, Ramla, and the Negev: The rockets fired by the Al-Qassam Brigades will not hit you. We know those parts. We are familiar with the geography and with the history. Not a single Arab Palestinian child will be hit by one of our missiles. Our rockets are aimed at the Hebrews, the murderers, the Israelis, the criminals. Don’t be afraid. Go on with your everyday life, and celebrate our victory, just like we will celebrate it here, in Gaza.

Why isn’t he celebrating?

“A few minutes ago, a pointless rocket fired by the resistance, as it calls itself, fell inside the city of Hebron. What do you think about the Hamas spokesman’s comments from yesterday, that the resistance knows the geography and therefore knows how to avoid having rockets hit Arabs?”

It should have been a clue when he said to celebrate everyday life just like they do in Gaza.

You have yourselves a great day, Arabs!

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Ahmed, Did You Bring Enough Missiles For Everyone?

Israel’s moved into Gaza to root out the rats therein, and not before time.

But they might look in more than the usual places:

The UN agency for Palestinian Arab “refugees,” the UNRWA, said Thursday it was investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in Gaza, AFP reports.

It condemned the incident as a “flagrant violation” of international law and said the rockets had been removed and the “relevant parties” informed.

“Yesterday, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered approximately 20 rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip,” the agency said in a statement.

“UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations,” it continued. “This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law.”

Then why don’t you call an international policeman to throw the culprits in international jail? And why shouldn’t Hamass terrorists hide missiles in UN schools? They hide them in mosques. They fire them from playgrounds and senior centers. If I could find you a litter of newborn kittens in Gaza, I promise you there would be a battery of mortars right next to the purring little fuzz balls.

A helpful reminder of what UNRWA is:

UNRWA began activities in 1950 to provide aid to the roughly 700,000 Arabs who left Israel during the War of Independence, as an entirely separate entity from the UN’s main refugee agency, the UNHCR. No UN organization was established to aid the nearly 1 million Jewish refugees who fled or were expelled from Arab countries following 1948.

Uniquely, “Palestinian refugee” status is “inherited” by the descendants of the original refugees, meaning that today the number of “Palestinian refugees” numbers 5 million in total. Instead of resettling them and helping them to rebuild their lives, however, UNRWA operates an extensive network of “refugee camps” in which residents are encouraged not to integrate into their host countries.

Documentary research has revealed how UNRWA children’s camps radicalize participants, with chants of: “with G-d’s help and our own strength we will wage war. And with education and jihad we will return!” At one point, a camp instructor branded Jews as “wolves,” the study showed.

Good luck and God bless, Israel. You have your work cut out for you.

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Best New York Times Lede Evah!

Dismiss the Pulitzer Board, we have a winner:

Humanitarian Cease-Fire Appears to Hold in Gaza

A tentative humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza appeared to be holding on Thursday, even as it was interrupted by a brief flurry of mortar fire shortly after it took effect.

They do clarify, God bless ‘em:

Two hours into the lull, which began at 10 a.m. local time, sirens wailed in southern Israel and three mortar shells fell in open ground on the Israeli side of the border, military officials said. Israel had threatened to respond with force if militants in Gaza took the opportunity of the temporary cease-fire to fire on Israel, but half an hour after the mortar attack there had been no Israeli military response.

So a ceasefire is a ceasefire, even if Hamass shells Jews, but not if the Jews respond in self defense.

I know, we already knew that.

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My Way of Thinking

This guy says pretty much what I’ve been thinking:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Abd Al-Bari Atwan, former editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, which aired on Mayadeen TV on July 14, 2014:

Abd Al-Bari Atwan: The vast majority of the countries participating in [the Arab League] summit consider Hamas to be a terrorist organization. These countries pray – all those foreign ministers are praying – that Israel will manage to get rid of Hamas once and for all. They support the Israeli planes bombing the Gaza Strip under the pretext of getting rid of Hamas and stopping the missiles.

Yizhak Rabin once said that he hoped to wake up one day and see Gaza had sunk into the sea. By God, the Arab regimes and leaders have outdone Rabin in this. They would like the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the entire Palestinian people to sink into the sea with no survivors.

But this guy has a more constructive approach:

Gaza is part of our Land and we will remain there forever. Liberation of parts of our land forever is the only thing that justifies endangering our soldiers in battle to capture land. Subsequent to the elimination of terror from Gaza, it will become part of sovereign Israel and will be populated by Jews. This will also serve to ease the housing crisis in Israel. The coastal train line will be extended, as soon as possible, to reach the entire length of Gaza.

According to polls, most of the Arabs in Gaza wish to leave. Those who were not involved in anti-Israel activity will be offered a generous international emigration package. Those who choose to remain will receive permanent resident status. After a number of years of living in Israel and becoming accustomed to it, contingent on appropriate legislation in the Knesset and the authorization of the Minister of Interior, those who personally accept upon themselves Israel’s rule, substance and way of life of the Jewish State in its Land, will be offered Israeli citizenship.

That’s Moshe Feiglin, a pretty whacked-out sort. Why, he’s even been know to stroll up to the Temple Mount and pray to God from time to time. Just to put him into perspective.

But he’s right, of course. Israel thought it could live with the Arabs in Gaza, allowing and encouraging settlement—then pulled the rug out from under it’s Jewish citizens, evacuating them without choice, leaving the whole pestilent Strip judenrein. That was nine years ago, long enough to judge the results. Time, I think, to render Gaza jihad-rein, once and for all.

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Can Hamass Have Our Cake and Eat it Too?

The answer is getting closer to no:

The US Congress is targeting the Palestine Authority (PA) with a cutoff of funds unless US President Barack Obama can justify how continued support to Ramallah advances national security needs.

Moves by both houses of Congress to terminate two decades of economic and security assistance come in response to the June 2 establishment of a new Fatah-led consensus government backed by Hamas, a US-declared terrorist organization.

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a 2015 foreign operations bill that bars aid to the PA from some $440 million in proposed funding.

The Senate’s version of its 2015 foreign operations bill, which includes similar language barring funding to the PA, was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 19.

Unlike previous years, when the House banned funding for a government over which Hamas “exercises undue influence,” this year’s language targets any type of power-sharing government “that results from an agreement with Hamas.”

Both Houses saw fit to include language that limits Obama’s ability to ignore the law, as is his wont.

Alas, they missed this chance:

A much more restrictive bill, introduced in April by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., failed to attract sufficient support by Senate colleagues.

Labeled the “Stand With Israel Act,” the bill aimed to rescind the president’s right to waive funding for any type of Palestinian unity government.

The text:

“Prohibition on Foreign Assistance.

(a) In General. Except as provided under subsection (b) and notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amounts may be obligated or expended to provide any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.

(b) Exception. The prohibition under subsection (a) shall have no effect for a fiscal year if the President certifies to Congress during that fiscal year that the Palestinian Authority has –

(1) Formally recognized the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state;
(2) Publicly recognized the state of Israel;
(3) Renounced terrorism;
(4) Purged all individuals with terrorist ties from security services;
(4) Terminated funding of anti-American and anti-Israel incitement;
(5) Publicly pledged to not engage in war with Israel; and
(6) Honored previous diplomatic agreements.”

Israel-boosters look upon Rand Paul with some suspicion, given the foreign policy of his father. But given the length he has gone to in order to keep President Barack Hussein Obama from funding Arab terrorists, it would appear we’re focusing on the wrong politician.

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“Disproportionate” Response Update

Hamass launches 15 missiles at Israel, the headlines scream.

How does Israel answer the provocation?

Israel has dropped hundreds of anti-Hamas lollipops in two of the West Bank’s largest cities, in a renewed attempt to incite Palestinian popular opinion against the Islamist political group.

Palestinian residents of Nablus and Ramallah noticed on Sunday morning that hundreds of lollipops had been dropped in the streets and alleyways of the city, decorated with the phrase “Ramadan Kareem … Some sweets, after Hamas has made life in the West Bank bitter.”

Witnesses in Nablus told Ma’an that they saw Israeli soldiers throwing the lollipops in the streets.

The UN will surely vote overwhelmingly to condemn this act of collective punishment.

PS: If the situation were reversed, the lollipops distributed by Hamass would be laced with rat poison.

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