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We’ve Got Your Back, Israel

You have been warned:

US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke before the Senate on Tuesday, where he blamed Israel for the breakdown of peace talks last week.

“Israel didn’t release the Palestinian prisoners on the day they were supposed to be freed, and another day passed, and another day, and then another 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and ‘poof’…that was sort of the moment,” remarked Kerry before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The fourth and final batch of terrorist releases, meant as a “gesture” for the talks, was set for March 29 but put on hold given the total lack of progress in talks, and the widespread protest to the unpopular move. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly told Kerry the release could topple his government.

The release was officially cancelled last Thursday, after Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Abbas requested to join 15 UN agencies last Tuesday, in breach of the peace talk conditions.

Regarding Kerry’s comment about the “700 settlement units,” Israel reissued a call for tenders on over 700 housing units in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo last Tuesday. A construction freeze on Jewish building in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria was not a precondition of the talks.

I could rant and rave about the injustice—Israel has literally bled in releasing these prisoners; the Arabs haven’t stopped their Jew-hating incitement to murder and genocide for even a nanosecond; why do we cite housing starts in America as a positive economic indicator while condemning every single one in Israel—but I can’t be bothered.

I’m too busy standing and applauding Israel for sending this poseur packing. Seeing him drone on before Congress, I half expected him to accuse Israel of “razing villages in fashion reminiscent of Jenjis Khan”.

Kerry further blamed Israel for demanding recognition as the Jewish state. Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas brought talks to a standstill by adamantly refusing to recognize Israel as the Jewish state.

“The government of the United States and the president supports the notion of Israel being defined as a Jewish state,” Kerry noted. “We believe that that should happen. But when it happens, and how it happens, has to be part of the negotiations. It’s not going to happen in the beginning.”

What is Israel if not a Jewish state, you moron? Luxembourg with bagels? The only reason the Arabs won’t agree to it is that they want it as an Arab state. Like the world needs another one!

Noting the intensive energy that he has put into pushing the talks forward since last July, Kerry noted “there’s a limit to the amount of time that (US) President (Barack) Obama and I can invest in this topic with consideration to other challenges around the world, especially if the sides aren’t willing to show seriousness.”

Good! Beat it. Hasta la vista. See you. I think I hear Crimea calling.

Don’t worry, Israel. He, too, shall pass.


Daily Humiliation of the Palestinian People™ Daily Update

Another day, another humiliation:

Egypt on Wednesday detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and anti-Israel activist Mairead Maguire and held up others who had been planning to go to neighboring Gaza, AFP reported.

Maguire had intended to join a delegation of women activists going to Gaza, activists and officials told the news agency. On Tuesday, airport police had already detained and deported American activist Medea Benjamin, also part of the delegation, who told AFP police broke her arm.

Come on, Medea, you’ve had that and worse coming for a long, long time.

But why would the lovely Irish colleen want to go to that armpit, Gaza?

This is not the first time she has tried to enter Gaza and failed. In 2010, Maguire took part in the flotilla that aimed to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.

Following the flotilla, Maguire was expelled from Israel for 10 years. She appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, but the appeal was rejected. She was subsequently deported from Israel.

Egypt controls the only border crossing with Gaza that bypasses Israel, and is accused of colluding with the Jewish state to blockade the territory ruled by the Hamas terrorist group.

“I think it’s sad, what they’ve done,” Maguire told AFP of the reception she and the other activists received in Egypt.

“It is an example and confirmation of the Egyptian government’s compliance with the blockade of Gaza,” she charged.

She’s sad that Egypt is being mean to Hamass: yet another Jew-hater awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize. When’s Farrakhan’s turn?

These antisemites give Leftism—and peace—a bad name.


The Broken-Promised Land

Note that the Lord didn’t say “If you like Canaan, you can keep Canaan.”

Speaking in Germany, Kerry claimed that in Israel, “there’s a momentary peace. Last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank.”

In fact, several Israelis were murdered in terrorist attacks in the area in Judea and Samaria in 2013. The widow of one of them – 31-year-old Evyatar Borovsky – expressed hurt at Kerry’s remarks.

“I don’t even believe that Obama even knows there was a murder or anything,” she said. “I’m not sure they actually know, that the American government knows what’s happening in Israel, that people are being murdered.”

It has been less than a year since Evyatar was murdered, she noted. “Everyone here… is feeling it because terrorism is actually rising,” she said. Indeed, a report from the Shin Bet (General Security Service) revealed a significant increase in the number of terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2013.

“The Americans are supposed to be our best friends, but are actually working against us and putting our backs to the wall,” she accused.

Kerry is “living on a planet of his own,” she said.

Five Israelis were murdered by terrorists in Judea and Samaria in 2013. In addition to actor and father-of-five Evyatar, terrorists killed retired IDF officer Seraya Ofer, young soldiers Tomer Hazan and Eden Attias, who was stabbed to death on a bus as he slept, and Gabriel Kobi.

There were also several near-fatal attacks throughout the year, including a rock attack that left a 2-year-old girl fighting for her life, and an attack north of Jerusalem in which a terrorist shot a nine-year-old girl in the neck.

The Arabs who occupy the ancient land of Israel would dearly love to improve on these numbers. From individual murders to mass slaughter, Arab propaganda is diametrically opposed to peace, “momentary” or permanent. Their words are nearly bloodier than their deeds. (Nearly.)

But she’s wrong to say that Kerry is on a planet of his own. It’s more like a yacht (docked in Rhode Island, not Massachusetts, to avoid taxes) than a planet, and he’s hardly alone. Drinking Moet on the deck with him are the glitterati of the international set: Obama, Ban ki Moon, Jimmy Carter, Catherine Ashton, and that hot Scandinavian PM who took selfies with Obama at Mandela’s funeral. They are not bothered by throat-slashings or car-stonings. They are completely at sea.

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The Bloodthirstan Peace Plan Inches Forward

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon—and for the rest of our lives:

A new proposed law that will come before government Sunday would counter United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposals regarding the status of the Jordan Valley.

While Kerry is putting heavy pressure on Israel to hand control of the strategically valuable area to the Palestinian Authority, MK Miri Regev (Likud), head of the Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee, is suggesting that Israel do the opposite: officially annex the region.

The purpose of the law is simple, Regev said, “To ensure that the current government of Israel continues to maintain Israel’s eastern line of defense, as every previous government has done.”

There is precedent for annexing strategically critical land disputed land, she noted. “Just to remind everyone, there was opposition to imposing Israeli sovereignty on the Golan region, but the sky didn’t fall when it happened,” she said.

“It’s no secret that the towns in the Jordan Valley have tremendous importance in terms of defense and strategy… Ultimately, we have a responsibility to the citizens of Israel,” Regev declared.

“Not every round of negotiations has to end with land concessions and forcibly evacuating Israeli towns,” she added. “If this continues, eventually we’ll end up with just central Tel Aviv.”

Regev expressed hope that the ministers from Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and Jewish Home would not vote down her proposal despite the controversy – and international backlash – expected over declaring land claimed by the Palestinian Authority to be officially Israeli territory. She noted that the Likud had just had a stormy party meeting “in which the ministers made it clear to the government how important they think it is to keep the towns in the Jordan Valley.”

A similar law has been put forth by MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home). Yogev argued that the overwhelming majority of Israeli citizens agree that Israel must keep the Jordan Valley. “The Jordan Valley is strategically vital, and must remain under Israeli sovereignty under any future diplomatic arrangement,” he stated.

The chorus is growing every day. Those who truly seek peace know this is the only answer. The Arabs who currently occupy the disputed territories will find their civil liberties infinitely improved overnight, and Israel will have more secure borders from the genocidal hordes who snap and snarl through their cages.

It would be so easy. Too easy, I guess.


Redecorating the Israeli Lobby

How would it look judenrein?

In his latest screed, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has accused the “Israel lobby” of standing in the way of U.S. President Barack H. Obama, preventing him from reaching a desirable agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.

“Never have I seen Israel and America’s core Arab allies working more in concert to stymie a major foreign policy initiative of a sitting U.S. president, and never have I seen more lawmakers — Democrats and Republicans — more willing to take Israel’s side against their own president’s,” Friedman wrote in his latest op-ed blog piece.

“Israel and America’s core Arab allies”? Working in concert? To stymie “a major foreign policy initiative”? “Democrats and Republicans” taking Israel’s side? In what alternative universe is Obama wronged? We’ve got Israelis, Arabs, Democrats, Republicans working in concert to save America from this criminal regime (Obama’s, not Khameini’s), and Friedman blames the “Israel Lobby”?

“I’m certain this comes less from any careful consideration of the facts and more from a growing tendency by many American lawmakers to do whatever the Israel lobby asks them to do in order to garner Jewish votes and campaign donations,” he added.

Friedman does admit that the sanctions have had the desired effect. “I don’t begrudge Israel and the Arabs their skepticism, but we still should not let them stop a deal. If you’re not skeptical about Iran, you’re not paying attention. Iran has lied and cheated its way to the precipice of building a bomb, and without tough economic sanctions — sanctions that President Obama engineered but which Netanyahu and the Arab states played a key role in driving — Iran would not be at the negotiating table,” he wrote.

BUT STILL, a deal is necessary – and if there is a war, it will be Israel’s fault, he wrote. “If Israel kills this U.S.-led deal, then the only option is military. How many Americans or NATO allies will go for bombing Iran after Netanyahu has blocked the best effort to explore a credible diplomatic alternative? Not many. That means only Israel will have a military option,” he wrote.

Friedman has written extensively about the “Jewish lobby,” which he claims has a practical stranglehold on Congress. Last December, Friedman spoke out in favor of appointing former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, because he was not on the “same page” as Israel in many areas. “Hagel is out of the mainstream. That is exactly why his voice would be valuable right now,” Friedman said. Hagel has been quoted as saying, among other things, that “The Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here, but I’m a United States senator. I’m not an Israeli senator.”

Friedman has also written that the White House is “disgusted” with Israeli interlocutors, and that Israeli settlers are a “cancer for the Jewish people” and those who “collaborate” in the building of settlements are “enemies of peace” and “enemies of America’s national interest,” among other things.

What a disgusting individual.

But I don’t doubt he accurately speaks for the criminal regime (Obama’s, not Khameini’s). If, God forbid, Iran should ever attack Israel, I wouldn’t be shocked to see the namesake of ObamaCare handing out candy in the streets.


Now I Get It

So, here’s my theory on why the Obama administration is collapsing like a demolished building:

They have to cover their true crime:

This week Israel caved in to European and American pressure to further subject itself to egregious discrimination at the United Nations. The move was in response to a twisted appeal to Israel to preserve the fiction of a U.N. human rights system committed to equality.

On October 29, 2013, Israel ended 18-months of non-participation with U.N. human rights mechanisms that are dedicated to its demonization and defeat.

The surrender spawned victory laps by the U.N., the State Department and bigots in foreign ministries across Europe.

The formal procedure of Tuesday’s inquisition by the U.N.’s top human rights body was called a “universal periodic review” or “UPR.” The cyclical UPR process is applied to each state once every four years. Hence, the façade of “universality.”

However, the Council’s regular sessions occur three times a year and only Israel is specifically on the agenda every single time. In fact, the Israeli human rights record was last considered by the Council a mere five weeks ago, on September 23, 2013.

There is no human rights explanation for the Human Rights Council’s conduct towards Israel. It denounces Israel alone in over a third of all its country-resolutions, and has never once condemned the likes of China, Russia or Saudi Arabia.

The irony is that the UPR’s greatest champions are the world’s most brutal regimes. The system is a triumph of moral relativism, where despots and democrats are treated as if they were genuinely alike.

During the recent farcical UPR of Canada, China complained about violence against women, North Korea about free speech and torture, Iran about discrimination, Russia about arbitrary detention, and Sudan about racial violence.

Absent American support, Israel’s Prime Minister succumbed to the mob.

You think Israel lies down with these dogs because it likes fleas? You think it releases 26 bloody-handed terrorists (again) because it thinks they’ll contribute to the betterment of society? You think they submit to peace talks with the so-called Palestinians because they think the so-called Palestinians are serious about peace?

Forget American support, what we’re watching is an Israeli hostage tape, complete with a copy of today’s newspaper as “proof of life”. Just out of the picture stands President Obama, making Israel an offer it can’t refuse.

That was the original plan for the Jewish state. A pact with the so-called Palestinians is worthless if it’s a suicide pact.


Move Over, Yasser Arafat and Jimmy Carter

That’s it. Just keep moving. And take Desmond Tutu and Barack Hussein Obama with you. We need the space on the Nobel Peace Prize bench:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Yemeni Nobel Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, which aired on BBC Arabic TV on September 15, 2013:

Tawwakol Karman: … The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters, who oppose the military rule, are engaged in a legendary struggle, which they are waging with their blood, their resolute steadfastness, and their belief that they will restore the revolution to its true path. They can do it without any favors from the military of the coup leaders.

Interviewer: Sometimes you criticize the Muslim Brotherhood, and sometimes you sound as if you are politically and ideologically partial to them. Yemeni activist Abd Al-Hafiz Al-Nahari said that you serve a narrow political agenda because you, in fact, belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Tawwakol Karman: You can hear it from me: Yes, at this stage, I am partial towards the Muslim Brotherhood, toward the coalition that rejects the coup against legitimacy, and toward all the Egyptian youths who oppose the coup against democracy and against the January [2011] Revolution. I will not remain neutral in this battle. This is my battle.

Interviewer: Why is this your battle? Why are you so worked up about Egypt? Why are you so involved in what is happening in Egypt?

Tawwakol Karman: Because Egypt is the jewel of the Arab Spring. If the Arab Spring fails in Egypt, it will fail everywhere.

It already has, honey. Everywhere.

But give credit to the Nobel committee. They can pick ‘em.


Peace = Death

It shouldn’t, but it does:

Israeli politicians have condemned the recent murder of YaYa (Shraya) Opher by Palestinian Authority Arabs in the Jordan Valley community of Brosh, and have called on the Prime Minister to cease all negotiations with the PA.

Commenting Friday morning in response to the fatal attack, Yesha Council Chairman and Head of the Binyamin Regional Council, Avi Ro’eh, demanded that the Israeli government immediately stop releasing terrorists – and strengthen the communities in the Jordan Valley.

“Unfortunately, it has been proven, again, that negotiations only push quiet and tranquillity away and increase terror. The government of Israel should not continue to close its eyes in the face of the wave of recent attacks and against the deception of the Palestinian Authority’s incitement,” Ro’eh stated.

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) echoed Ro’eh’s comments on Friday morning, saying that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should immediately stop negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, for they offer nothing but the spilling of Jewish blood.

Ariel called the terror attack that resulted in the murder of Colonel (reserves) Shraya Opher, “another lowly murderous attack that proves, once again, that ‘peace talks’ just equal ‘peace victims’.” He has said that since the talks do not bring results, but do bring bloodshed, it is not worth endangering lives for their continuation.

We’ve made this same observation for years. Years. Long-time readers will remember our observation that Israel can handle itself in war; it’s peace that will be the death of it.

But perhaps this can be a “teachable moment”. Leftists often complain that any time they criticize Israel, they are slandered as antisemites. Quit-cher bitchin’, commie Jew-haters: shut up, listen, and learn.

Israel should stop these absurd “peace” talks. Yesterday. They should never have released convicted terrorists, and should rearrest them (or kill them in trying) at the earliest opportunity. Israel should shame America for insisting on engagement with an entity (the PA) that routinely spreads Jew-hating propaganda—often by and to children (which amounts to exploitation, if not outright abuse). Most of all, Israel must annex all of Judea and Samaria immediately, embracing Greater Israel to the bosom of Jerusalem, exposing the concept of “Palestinian” nationalism as the greatest antisemitic hoax since the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

There. That’s how you criticize Israel without being antisemitic. And I mean every word.

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The British People Have Spoken!

To be fair, British left wing antisemites (pardon the tautology) have spoken:

A new poll conducted by the British paper The Guardian suggests that most believe Israel’s fears are unfounded: over three-fourths of readers supported Rouhani as the best candidate for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

More than 10,100 people voted in an online poll of nine international figures or groups nominated by Guardian journalists.

The Mirthful Mullah? Who’s his competition, Bashar Assad? Al Shabaab?

In second place, with 15% of the vote, was Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who is renowned for her fight for girls’ education in her home country. Yousafzai was shot last year by Taliban terrorists angered by her struggle, but survived.

“A vote for her on Friday would go a long way to addressing one of the most pressing issues in fiercely patriarchal societies,” argued Guardian staff.

Guardian nominees Denis Mukwege and Alex Aan were tied for third place in the poll with 3% support each. Mukwege is a doctor who has helped thousands of women who were raped during the DRC conflict in the Congo, and in recent years, has become a political activist speaking about against the violence, despite facing threats to his life that have included a nearly-successful assassination attempt.

Take a number, Doc. Remember your place, Malala. The criminal Islamic Republic puts forward the smiling face of Islamofascism and the left falls in love. But then the Nobel Committee has previously fallen in love with some pretty dodgy characters.

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Pope Asks Everyone To Fast, Pray That US Doesn’t Go To War With Syria

Obama isn’t the Messiah anymore

Pope Francis has written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, host of the G-20 summit that President Obama is attending, urging world leaders to oppose a military intervention in Syria.

“To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution,” the Pope urged. “Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community.”

The move is the latest in a series of efforts by the Holy See to prevent military action in the already civil-war torn region. On Sunday, the Pope declared in his Angelus teaching that Saturday Sept. 7 would be a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria. The prayer rally will take place in St. Peter’s Square from 7 p.m. to midnight, on the vigil of the birth of Mary, the Queen of Peace. “Let us ask Mary to help us to respond to violence, to conflict and to war, with the power of dialogue, reconciliation and love,” the Pope asked people around the world. “She is our mother: may she help us to find peace; all of us are her children!”

Next Pope Francis took his views on Syria to Twitter. On Monday he tweeted, “War never again! Never again war!” and “How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake.” On Tuesday, he tweeted “We want in our society, torn apart by divisions and conflict, that peace break out!” and “With utmost firmness I condemn the use of chemical weapons.” Today his social media message was, “With all my strength, I ask each party in the conflict not to close themselves in solely on their own interests. #prayforpeace.”

Do you think Obama is hiding under the bed somewhere? With a blankie, sucking his thumb and rubbing his nose? The Pope is going after him directly. You can’t make this stuff up, guys; it’s just too perfect.

- Aggie


Don’t Like the Arab Stance? Wait Five Days!

That was then:

Speaking during a press availability with the foreign minister of Brazil, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas had known for some time that new Israeli settlement construction in east Jerusalem and the West Bank would be announced.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu was completely upfront with me and with President Abbas that he would be announcing some additional building that would take place in places that will not affect the peace map, that will not have any impact on the capacity to have a peace agreement,” Kerry said.

This is today:

The PLO leadership on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Israel and threatened to go to international agencies to punish it for its “war crimes, anti-human racist acts and violations of international laws.”

The attack came during a meeting in Ramallah of the PLO Executive Committee under the chairmanship of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Referring to recent Israeli plans to build new housing units in settlements and some east Jerusalem neighborhoods, the PLO leaders said: “The PLO Executive Committee considers the unprecedented settler decisions which were announced by the occupation government as conclusive proof that Israel’s first and last option remains expansionism, Judaization and theft of Palestinian land, and not ending occupation and implementing the two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders.”

The committee warned that Israel’s actions would prompt the PA leadership to reassess its position toward the peace talks.

The PLO leaders criticized the US administration for failing to exert pressure on Israel to halt settlement construction.

“We hold the US administration responsible for stopping these Israeli war crimes and attempts to foil the peace process,” the leaders said in a statement. “The last settlement steps contradict assurances that the Palestinian Authority received during preparatory talks for launching the negotiations.”

Did John Kerry speak out of both sides of his mouth? He certainly talks out of his a**:

Kerry said during a visit to Bogota, Colombia, on Monday that “the United States of America views all of the settlements as illegitimate.”

All of them, John? No wonder the Arab occupiers of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza feel jobbed. You said you didn’t like the settlements, you said they were fine, you said they’re illegitimate, but will not have any impact—you said everything but STFU.

Which is what you should do.


Well, That Didn’t Take Long

Good. Fine. See ya:

Palestinian officials in Ramallah have accused the US Administration of deceiving and misinforming the Palestinian Authority with regards to the peace talks with Israel.

The officials told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper that they were concerned about the US Administration’s role in the peace talks with Israel, especially its position on plans to build new homes in settlements and east Jerusalem neighborhoods.

The officials met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas last Thursday and heard from him about the peace talks with Israel.

According to the newspaper, some of the Palestinian officials accused the US Administration of “deception and misinformation” in order to keep the PA at the negotiating table with Israel

The officials also expressed concern that the US Administration would deceive the PA into accepting a state with provisional borders, the newspaper said.

It quoted Abbas as telling the officials: “I have told the US Administration 10 times, and I’m ready to tell them again that we won’t accept any solution that contradicts the Palestinian vision.”

Ah yes, the “Palestinian vision”:

You just hold on to that vision thing, Pallies. It’s worked out for you so far.


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