Archive for October, 2008

History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression

October 30, 2008

History Upside Down: The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression
(Hardcover)

Editorial Reviews

Review

David Meir-Levi’s “brief
encounter” offers a solid approach to understanding the basics of the Arab-Israeli conflict, arguably the world’s most persistent and polarized political issue. History Upside Down applies great common sense where demagogues and ignorami too often dominate. — D. Pipes, director of the Middle East
Forum and author of Militant Islam Reaches America

In order for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be resolved, the demonology will have to be taken out of it, and the historical and political facts allowed to speak forthemselves dispassionately. David Meir-Levi shows how this can be done. — David Pryce-Jones, author of Betrayal: France, the Arabs, and the Jews

Product Description

Forty years ago, a significant part of the political, religious, intellectual, and terrorist leadership of the Arab world declared an all-out war against the documented history of the Middle East and America’s role in the Muslim world. Arab PR professionals and spinmeisters have rewritten the record for political and propaganda purposes.
Blaming the Victim is the first wave in a counterattack against that Arab war on
history
.

http://www.amazon.com/History-Upside-Down-Palestinian-Agression/dp/1594031924/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1198171343&sr=8-

Human rights & peace in the middle east – Arabism & Islam discrimination on the “other”

October 28, 2008

Human rights & peace in the middle east – Arabism & Islam discrimination on the “other”

[Analysis] Peace will prevail when economic, social and cultural rights are granted to all …

The Middle East… conflicts…

For example:

* the Israel and [so called] “Occupied Territories” (Palestine) issue

* the conflict between Hamas and the Fatah; the Iraq conflict

* the conflict in Afghanistan

* conflicts within Saudi Arabia

* the security concerns, especially the nuclear threat, that Ahmadinajad’s Iran poses

* the Kurdish situation with serious discrimination from Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq with very limited support from any powers

* the Lebanon conflict

* the rise of Islamic militancy in Egypt and Algeria

* the suppression of any opposition in Saudi Arabia and most of Middle East countries

*
the spread of fundamentalist Islam — Wahabbi style — and the attempt
to suppress any modern civil secular democratic voices in the Middle
East region

* and not to forget the problems in Sudan where civilians are being massacred in Darfur by the government and the military.

[…]
Islam is at the center of all social order and of the moral and
intellectual values of Middle Eastern Muslims. In fact, it is the
official religion in most Arab and Islamic countries. Considering
Arabism and Islam as synonyms embodies discrimination against various
ethnic and religious groups in the Middle East
. […]

Conclusion

Most
regimes in Middle East are authoritarian, if not dictatorships, ruling
for decades by fear or reward. The elites who rule in Middle East
countries used religious faith with ideology of nationalism for
blinding people and controlling them … conflicts in the Middle East
all look different, but the real cause root is related to human rights
abuses.
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?article_class=&no=383905&rel_no=1

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Monstrous Syria

October 28, 2008

Syria, Iran harboring terrorists – Jul. 21, 2003 http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/07/21/bush.terror

A NATION AT WAR: INTELLIGENCE REPORTS; Syria Harbors Iraqis and Grants Transit to Hezbollah, U.S. Asserts… a major terrorist threat to American and Israeli interests around the world. … [Published: April 15, 2003]
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02EEDD113BF936A25757C0A9659C8B63

Syria: A 101 Course in Mideast Dictatorships – SPIEGEL ONLINE …When his powerful father died in 2000, Bashar al-Assad promised the end of political repression in Syria. But … [2005]http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,343242,00.html

Cleric’s Slaying a Rallying Cry for Kurds in Syria – Los Angeles Times The death of the mild-mannered sheik robbed Syria’s Kurds of a … He called for rights; he spoke out against the imprisonment and torture of Kurds. …
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/aug/14/world/fg-kurds14

The ascent of radical Islam is, perhaps, the natural culmination of a century’s worth of failed political systems in Muslim countries that were driven by morally bankrupt ideologies, led by cruel dictators, or both.In the 1930s, German-style fascism appealed to Arabs in Palestine and Egypt. Soviet-style communism had sympathetic governments in Afghanistan, Algeria and Yemen. Baathism took hold in Syria and Iraq. The secular Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser promised a new pan-Arabism that would do away with colonial borders that divided the “the Arab nation.” Then there is the more pragmatic authoritarianism that survives in Muammar el-Qaddafi’s Libya or in the petrol-monarchies in the Gulf.Radical Islam may be as totalitarian and as morally bankrupt as any of these past or mostly defunct “isms,” but its current appeal isn’t hard to figure out. Unlike fascism or communism, radical Islam is locally grown, and not plagued by charges of foreign contamination. Indeed, Islamists claim to wage jihad against the modernism and globlization of the outside, mostly Westernized world. Such a message resonates in stagnant, impoverished Muslim countries….
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/12/why_radical_islam_and_why_now.html

Nuclear Weapons Programs – Syria It appears that the Syrian nuclear program came as a surprise to both the … The United States was concerned about Syria’s nuclear R&D [research and …
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/syria/nuke.htm

‘USAF struck Syrian nuclear site’ Middle East Jerusalem Post Nov 2, 2007 … By JPOST.COM STAFF … The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1192380718519

Report: IDF raid seized nuclear material before Syria air strike http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/906334.html

BBC NEWS Americas Bush expands sanctions on Syria Feb 14, 2008 … Syria continues to undermine Lebanon’s sovereignty and democracy… and sponsor and harbour terrorists… http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7244088.stm

Source: Intel shows N. Korea-Syria nuclear link – CNN.com US intelligence officials will tell members of Congress on Thursday that North Korea was helping Syria build a nuclear facility http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/04/23/syria.nuclear/index.html

Reports: CIA to brief Congress on nuke ties between Syria, North …Apr 23, 2008 … [they] also will say that though U.S. officials have had concerns for years about ties between North Korea and Syria…
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/04/reports-cia-to.html

U.S. offers evidence of North Korea-Syria nuclear plant – Los …US intelligence officials showed satellite images, classified photos and other evidence …
http://articles.latimes.com/2008/apr/25/world/fg-ussyria25

Syria planned to supply Iran with nuclear fuel, Israel says …Jun 25, 2008 … Strategic expert says idea was to share plutonium from site bombed by Israel last September.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jun/25/syria.iran

Barbara Walters: Syrian Dictator ‘Charming,’ ‘Intelligent …Jul 7, 2008 http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/justin-mccarthy/2008/07/07/barbara-walters-syrian-dicator-charming-intelligent

As the president of Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria, an umbrella organization of Syrian Kurds, I admire your efforts on behalf of human rights globally. I must however express my concerns with your views on having dialogues with Syria’s dictator Bashar Assad.
Dear Senator, the Middle East Conflict extends beyond the Arab-Israeli conflict. I would like to bring to your attention the Plight of Kurds in Syria. Senator, we seek your support in resolving the Kurdish question in Syria peacefully and through dialogue. You should know however that President Assad or Assad Regime has consistently and gravely violated the human and the national rights of the Kurdish people of Syria for the last five decades.
The Assad regimes of Hafez and Bashar deliberately Arabized the Kurdish region of Syria as a national policy. The result of Arabization rendered 300,000 Kurds “stateless foreigners” (ajanibin Arabic) and subject to oppression…
http://www.kurdishaspect.com/doc042508SA.html

September 28, 2008 No. 466 Mass Killings and Human Rights Violations in Syria… policy of oppression, physical aggression, and killing. …
http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=ia&ID=IA46608

Officials try to deport man with link to Syrian terror groupNational Post, Canada – Sep 30, 2008… officials are trying to deport a London, Ont., adult education teacher because he was once a member of a Syrian political party involved in terrorism. …
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=851308

Mass Killings and Human Rights Violations in Syria: Report By O …Sep 29, 2008 … Syrian human rights activist George Salim recounts the torture he endured … Kurds in Syria often speak Kurdish in public, unless all those …
http://ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2008/9/syriakurdistan151.htm

OPEC Regimes: The “Change They Need” in US Foreign PolicyHuman Events, DC – [Oct 26, 2008]In the ranking of Human Rights abuses around the world, Angola’s MPLA-controlled government ranks only 157 ahead of Syria, Venezuela, Iran, Libya and Cuba…
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29192

Lebanese prime minister alerts US to Syrian terror plot as pretext …DEBKA file, Israel – Oct 6, 2008The prime minister said the tip-off he received uncovered a Syrian conspiracy to stage a major terrorist operation or assassinate a Lebanese figure…
http://www.debka.com/headline.php?hid=5633

Syria Created It’s Own Terror Problem CBS News [0ct 17, 2008]http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/17/opinion/main4528930.shtml

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The Anti Human ‘Palestinian’ Arabs use of ‘Human rights’ organizations

October 25, 2008

The Anti Human ‘Palestinian’ Arabs use of ‘Human rights’ organizations

The “human rights” propaganda.

One of the propaganda tools the Arab “Palestinians” have been using to further its goals of eradicating the mostly non-Muslim / non-Arab entity Israel, was/is the use of international “human rights” organizations.

 

The demoization of Israel that dares to fight for its survival as a ‘bad guy’ has been since the 1970’s well oil-ed by Saudi Arabia and other filthy rich Arab tycoons that never seem to have an iota of sympathy for the Arab ‘Palestinian’ brethren and their situation, instead they rather shed its billions to destructive anti Israel propaganda.


Using the image of a “weak” people vs a “mighty” Israel, they have psychologically gained the upper hand, as it looks pretty convincing and even more convenient for an Amnesty or HRW personnel to side with the supposed “victim”.

Even though the real source of Arab ‘Palestinian’ misery, which was always largely due to its 1) mass corruption, 2) oppression, stepping all over human rights of its people & 3) culture of hatred of Israel substituting for all “love” for its own population.

HRW does not disclose its private donors identity, one can only imagine the Arab oil lobby connection here.

Israel as a whole and Israelis are always edgy from Arab attackers, ever since 1920’s massacres on the Jews in Israel/Palestine.

As Israel is and always was under threat upon its existence, it mobilizes force, understandably, to the gullible eye it might look like the goliath is Israel, when it’s never the case in reality.

An inhumane Arab bomber hiding under its kids’ shoulders presents a far greater danger than the restrained Israeli hesitating to fire if a non-combatant is able to get hurt, this explains why the casualties are not in the thousands each time humane Israel conducts an anti terror-war operation.

The famous fact of terrorizing journalists by Arab “Palestinians” have forced all that are in [or all those wishing to gain access to] their area to be biased.

And so, Arabs, as the real Goliath, masked as poor-poor people have been managing the HRW organizations to report in a total Arabist way, condemning Israel based on unreliable sources, hardly condemning the Arabs for their constant real human rights abuse upon it’s kids and on Israeli victims of Arab terror.

Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch 2005 Annual Report Israeli-Palestinian Section Lacks Credibility and Reflects Political Bias By NGO Monitor January 15, 2005 …

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6258

NGO Monitor’s 2007 Report on HRW: Bias and Double Standards Continue

April 29, 2008

The following analysis demonstrates that HRW’s own activities related to Israel continue to fall short of this basic standard of universality

Summary:

* Analysis of Human Rights Watch’s use of the rhetoric of international law and other terminology shows continued double standards and misleading or false claims.

* HRW accuses Israel of “collective punishment” of Palestinians in a way that is inconsistent with both international law and past and present usage of the term by HRW itself.

* HRW’s focus on Israel in 2007 dropped to 2005 levels after 2006 marked a return to the extreme bias of the 2000-2004 period. The change in 2007 allowed more resources to be focused on countries committing major human rights violations.

* However, disproportionate emphasis on Israel continued, with major reports covering 400 pages in 2007, using the same methodologies as in 2006 that lack credibility.

* This contrasts with the limited attention on human rights violations in Libya, Syria, and other countries in the region.

* Israel was the focus of more multimedia items (audio, video, graphics) than any other country in the region.

* Reports on Israel continue to be based on unverifiable evidence provided by “eyewitnesses,” selected journalists, and other inappropriate sources. In some cases hard evidence has shown this testimony to be blatantly untrue.

* HRW mentioned one or more of the kidnapped Israeli soldiers in a total of only 6 publications. Of these, only two refer to them by name; the other references are in passing.

http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/ngo_monitor_s_report_on_hrw_bias_and_double_standards_continue

 

Terrorists: Amnesty shamnesty! We prefer human slaughterTerrorists: Amnesty shamnesty! We prefer human slaughter … Today, Palestinian Information Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Israel’s Haaretz daily Olmert …

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57234

 

Amnesty International and the Red Cross? With their selective, disgustingly political “commitment” to human rights, Higgins somehow wasn’t worthy of their …

http://www.wnd.com/index.php/index.php/index.php?pageId=12559

Amnesty is a Travesty

One would have thought that after so many heinous acts, Amnesty International, which claims to be “Protecting Human Rights Around the World”, would have issued 16 reports condemning each and every one of these terrible acts of Palestinian terrorism. In fact, AI issued only one report and even though it pertained to the Park Hotel slaughter, the heading “Deliberate Killing of Civilians is Never Justified” was pretty benign and totally belied the atrocity of this appalling act. The three short paragraphs was almost non-committal. While apparently recognizing the massacre as “a grave breach of the fundamental principle of international humanitarian law”, Amnesty then refuse to call Hamas a terrorist organization, but made a pathetic plea to “armed Palestinian groups” to cease killing civilians.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/4025

The only “human rights” the Palestinians want are for their fellow terrorists. … After all, Bush was pushing for the amnesty of three million Mexicans who …

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/2582

Human Rights Watch’s Credibility

http://volokh.com/posts/1210943742.shtml

 

Amnesty International’s Reporting of Human Rights

The report does not make use of the latest research on what happened in Jenin (accepted by the UN, the vast majority of the international press and governments) and does not define its terms when talking about international law. Amnesty secretary-general Irene Khan has been quoted on numerous occasions talking of ‘war crimes’… To sprinkle the vocabulary of ‘war crimes’ in reports is misleading and reveals an ideological bias…

Moreover, there is a disturbing amount of inaccurate and anecdotal evidence used in the report…

http://www.jcpa.org/ngo/ngo-4-AI.html

EXCHANGE OF LETTERS WITH HRW (IN WSJ-E): HRW AGENDA CLOUDS RESPONSE

http://www.spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=253

UPDATE to The Red Cross Ambulance Incident:

The Human Rights Watch Report

A Point-by-Point Examination of the Document Titled “The ‘Hoax’ That Wasn’t”

On December 19, 2006, the international advocacy organization Human Rights Watch issued a detailed, intensively researched report unequivocally affirming the factuality of an intentional Israeli attack on Red Cross ambulances at Qana on July 23. The report (titled “The ‘Hoax’ That Wasn’t”) by Human Rights Watch was created specifically to counter the claims made in my original essay titled “The Red Cross Ambulance Incident.”

This commentary is a response to Human Rights Watch’s new allegations.

http://www.zombietime.com/fraud/ambulance/hrw/

Amnesty International’s Reporting of Human Rights

The report does not make use of the latest research on what happened in Jenin (accepted by the UN, the vast majority of the international press and governments) and does not define its terms when talking about international law. Amnesty secretary-general Irene Khan has been quoted on numerous occasions talking of ‘war crimes’… To sprinkle the vocabulary of ‘war crimes’ in reports is misleading and reveals an ideological bias…

Moreover, there is a disturbing amount of inaccurate and anecdotal evidence used in the report…

http://www.jcpa.org/ngo/ngo-4-AI.html

Human Rights Watch, Watched Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International both jumped the shark a long time … claims are blatantly untrue and indicative of a strong anti-Israel bias.

August 21, 2006

Human Rights Watch, Watched “Who will guard the guardians?” asked Roman satirist Juvenal. Now we must ask, who is watching Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s best-financed and most influential human rights organizations? It turns out that they cook the books about facts, cheat on interviews, and put out pre-determined conclusions that are driven more by their ideology than by evidence. These are serious accusations, and they are demonstrably true.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-dershowitz/the-human-rights-watch-_b_27701.html

 

Human Rights Watch – Conservapedia Its annual budget is 22 million, ten million behind Amnesty … with the Palestinians and Hezbollah has brought about serious questions of HRW objectivity. …

http://www.conservapedia.com/Human_Rights_Watch

 

WATCH OUT for ‘Human Rights Watch’ and ‘Amnesty’ !

Copy of a letter to the New York Sun

from Maurice Ostroff: A critic’s first duty is to get his facts right

To The Editor

September 3, 2006

http://www.takeapen.org/Takeapen/Templates/showpage.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=84&FID=851

There couldn’t be a more perfect timeDec 10, 2006 3:18

 

Today, December 10, marks International Human Rights Day, and the presence in Israel of Irene Khan, head of Amnesty International, highlights the demise of once-lofty goals. Amnesty International is a superpower with an annual budget of almost $200 million, used to promote radical political agendas and photo-ops for its leaders.

Amnesty International Secretary-General Irene Khan, right, tours a house damaged last month by IAF shelling during a visit to Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006. Khan is leading a mission to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza to discuss human rights issues.

Photo: AP , AP

As a result, little remains of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in the shadow of the Holocaust. Officials of Amnesty and other non-governmental organizations focus their attacks on democracies attempting to defend against terror, with far fewer resources to oppose totalitarian and genocidal regimes such as Sudan and Iran.

The silence of Khan and other officials regarding the human rights of the Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Palestinians and by Hizbullah, and the human rights of Ron Arad, is damning. Amnesty and HRW (founded as Helsinki Watch) gained their legitimacy by campaigning on behalf of political prisoners, including Natan (then Anatoly) Sharansky. Genuine human rights groups would be leading the campaigns to win the freedom of Israeli prisoners held by terrorists.

THE HYPOCRISY and political bias of these NGOs, in collaboration with the United Nations Human Rights Council, is particularly blatant in the case of Israel. Amnesty, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Christian Aid (UK), and pro-Palestinian partners actively implement the 2001 Durban agenda using the rhetoric of human rights to demonize Israel. Adopting the version of history starting with “Israeli occupation,” these groups advance an ideology that presents Arabs as victims and Israelis as aggressors.

The war between Hizbullah and Israel produced another wave in which defensive actions were automatically condemned as “war crimes,” “collective punishment” or violations of international law. Amnesty and HRW together issued dozens of press releases, almost all of which focused on allegations against Israel. Without providing criteria, Amnesty statements declared that the Israeli strikes in Beirut were “grossly disproportionate,” while acknowledging this was where “Hizbullah had its headquarters,” directing the firing of thousands of rockets against Israel.

No one seemed to notice the logical disconnect.

THE “DISCOVERY” of Hizbullah’s cluster bombs and human shields came weeks or months later. In another surreal statement demonstrating their detachment from reality, Amnesty officials observed that “No investigation into violations of international humanitarian law by Hizbullah is known to have been conducted by Hizbullah commanders….”

The NGOs that dominate the human rights discourse also feed journalists and diplomats with false or unverifiable claims. Their reports are based on “eyewitness testimony,” such as by Palestinians in Gaza and Lebanese in areas controlled by Hizbullah.

During the recent war, HRW and Amnesty claimed to have found no evidence of Hizbullah activities in the areas struck by Israel. There is no reason to conclude that these “researchers” and “military experts” bothered to check the allegiance and credibility of their sources. But HRW’s 49-page report – the largest PR effort during the war – enntitled “Fatal Strikes: Israel’s Indiscriminate Attacks Against Civilians in Lebanon,” was headlined without question by journalists around the world.

IN ADDITION, the European Union and its member states fund many groups that also use the language of human rights to promote conflict and demonization of Israel. The grandly named Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) issued a torrent of political statements and one-sided condemnations during the Lebanon War. Other EU-supported “human rights” groups campaign against Israel’s security barrier, with terms such as “apartheid wall” and call for boycotts, sanctions and other measures that are part of the political war.

Some of these NGOs refer to “resistance” and “martyrdom” operations against “Israel Occupation Forces,” meaning terror attacks and suicide bombers that have killed hundreds of Israeli civilians.

In this way, European governments, including Switzerland and Norway, are contributing to the destruction of human rights based on universal principles, and undermining peace efforts they claim to promote.

This moral decay is also evident in the activities of the newly reformed United Nations Human Rights Council, which has focused on gratuitous Israel-bashing. The pseudo-reform process was strongly supported by the NGO network, which criticized the US and Israel for warning that the new UNHRC was no better than the old, discredited version.

IT WAS ONLY after the activities of the new UNHRC brought the use of double-standards to record levels that these human rights NGOs finally began speaking out against the abuse. (HRW’s recent criticism of the Palestinian use of human shields to protect terrorists was attacked by fringe groups seeking to paint this illegal practice as non-violent protest.)

To reverse course, and restore the credibility, universality and substance of human rights the credibility and accountability of groups like Amnesty and Human Rights Watch must also be restored. Ideology and political preferences can no longer dominate their agendas and publications, and human rights cannot use double standards which punish democracies and reward dictatorships.

Ethical norms must be freed from political and ideological agendas, particularly when these are used by those who declare the goal of “wiping Israel off the map.” International Human Rights Day is an appropriate time to start.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1164881857754

 

Gaza Anomalies Blow PCP’s Circuits: Result – The Sounds of Silence

August 4, 2008

A few friends of mine went to a party in Jerusalem that was primarily made up Anglophone reporters, people who work for NGOs and UN agencies. What amazed them was the pervasive sense of the people they met and spoke with that Israel was the greatest human rights violator in the world and that the dismantling of Israel would be a great step forward for global human rights.

Now the idiocy of this position, the suicidal nature of this strategy to advance human rights is nothing short of breathtaking. Take Israel out of the Middle East and the region becomes nothing but Hama rules… especially when the nastiest people — those who want to destroy Israel — would feel empowered by such a victory. But try and tell that to people who are smart enough to believe they can’t be wrong, and credulous enough to believe the demopaths who pull their chains on a daily basis. And as a result, they are prime targets for a hate campaign against Israel.

The latest news from Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank illustrates all the anomalies involved in this fundamental failure of the “human rights” community to understand what’s going on: black hearts and red spades galore. Melanie Phillips has a superb column which analyzes the current, mind-boggling situation in the Arab-Israeli conflict, with the Fatah “refugees” from Gaza seeking asylum in Israel.

Refugees From Whom?

The Spectator MONDAY, 4TH AUGUST 2008

Melanie Phillips

Extraordinary developments in Gaza have given a new meaning to the term ‘Palestinian refugees’. As the Jerusalem Post reports, fierce fighting in Gaza between Fatah and Hamas over the weekend, in which 11 people died and dozens more were wounded, resulted in 180 Fatah refugees fleeing from what they called a ‘war of genocide’ by Hamas against Fatah supporters. And where did they flee to? Why, to Israel, of course — which allowed them in and proceeded to treat 23 of them (some of whom were wounded by the Israeli army after they approached the crossing into Israel) in Israeli hospitals.

This is one of the most important anomalies for those who follow the current PCP narrative about the Middle East in which Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people explain the ferocious hatred of the Palestinians for the Israelis. According to that version of events — largely the one that liberals have taken over by adopting the Palestinian narrative of suffering — the last place these Palestinian “warriors” would go was Israel, their mortal enemy who is trying to commit genocide against their people. If the Israelis want to wipe out Palestinian civilians, how much the more would they want to kill Palestinian “militants”?

And yet, this is not a new story. When King Hussein, “the moderate,” found himself dealing with a restive Palestinian population in 1970, he slaughtered some 10,000 of them — men, women and children — in “Black September.” The Palestinians fled his tender mercies across the Jordan to Israel where the Israelis, obligingly, shipped them over to Lebanon, where, within five years, they plunged that unhappy land into a seven-year war that killed over 100,000 civilians. When Israel finally put an end to that civil war by invading in 1982, and the Phalanage took advantage of their upper hand to slaughter several hundred Palestinians at Sabra and Shatilla in revenge for Damur, the terrified inhabitants of the camps ran immediately to the Israeli positions outside the camp for protection. Why? Because they knew, despite all the “narratives” that when the chips are down, you can expect more mercy from the Jews than your fellow Arabs.

These are revelatory moments, when you see not the “public transcript” but what people really think. In honor-shame cultures they can be deeply embarrassing, since the public transcript is the “honorable” one, and the revelations that reverse that — like in the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes — are almost by definition shameful. Participants might prefer not to remember these, might even seek to reverse them by insisting still more shrilly on the original “narrative.” But outsiders need to pay close attention, because these rare moments are infinitely more revealing than the “public transcript.”

These refugees say they cannot return to Gaza because they will be killed. How fortunate, therefore, that their own Fatah leader, Mahmoud Abbas, can give them sanctuary in the West Bank!

But hang on – Abbas won’t let them in. Yup, with the exception of five individuals whom he did allow in, he’s denied them all sanctuary. He says they should go back to Gaza.

Before we get into the explanations proferred, let me make a medievalist’s remark. This is a staggering act of cowardice. Any warlord has to protect his men above all. If he fails to do so, he loses their loyalty. To refuse safety to men who have suffered from their adherence to your banner — unless it was their fault — shows your weakness.

And the invaluable Khaled abu Toameh tells us the reason why:

    PA officials explained that the reason behind their refusal to absorb the new ‘refugees’ was their desire not to encourage other residents of the Gaza Strip to leave. ‘Everyone knows that if we allow people to leave the Gaza Strip, almost all the residents living there would try to cross the border into Israel,’ said a senior PA official.

More… http://www.theaugeanstables.com/2008/08/04/gaza-anomalies-blow-pcps-circuits-result-the-sounds-of-si lence/

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Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs’ rampage in Acre

October 23, 2008

Arab racism against Jews inside Israel: Arabs’ rampage in Acre

[Oct 2008]…

the violence continued as Arabs heading back to their neighborhoods ran riot through Jewish areas of the city. Calling “Death to the Jews” and Allah hu akbar (“Allah is great”), the rioters vandalized hundreds of Jewish-owned shops and vehicles, and threw rocks at people on their way to or from Yom Kippur prayers.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/127921

Police arrest Acre Yom Kippur driver… Police on Monday arrested 48 year-old Jamal Taufik, the driver who entered Jewish east Acre on the evening of Yom Kippur and who is blamed by police for sparking a provocation that deteriorated into several nights of racial violence and rioting.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1222017521503

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Drugs Jihad: Hezbollah terror thugs in drug trafficking in Colombia

October 23, 2008

Colombia smashes drug ring with Hezbollah ties Reuters South Africa, South Africa – 21 Oct 2008Among those arrested in Colombia were three people suspected of coordinating drug smuggling to send some of their profits to groups such as Hezbollah, http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnTRE49L0GQ.html

Colombia drug sting nets 100 Independent OnlineColombia hails end of drugs ring BBC News Colombian cocaine ring linked to Hezbollah Los Angeles Times

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Meet Noah, one of Lebanon’s drug barons AFP – 4 Oct 2008 The Bekaa region for long has been reputed as a fertile ground for drugs and a bastion of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah, considered a terrorist …

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The Hitleristic genocidal Islamic ‘nations wiper’ is gearing up to attack w/o provocation

October 22, 2008

The Hitleristic genocidal Islamic ‘nations wiper’ is gearing up to attack w/o provocation

Report: Iranian Officials Recommend Preemptive Strike Against Israel

FOXNews – Top officials in Iran are proposing a preemptive strike against Israel
to avoid an assault on its nuclear reactors, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,443141,00.html

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Top Tehran officials recommend preemptive strike against Israel Ha’aretz

Iran ponders preempting Israel IsraCast

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London Review of Books Distortion about ‘Obsession’

October 20, 2008
‘Obsession’ From Sarah SternPlease note an incorrect statement in an article by Adam Shatz (LRB, 9 October). In the article, Mr Shatz states: ‘The Endowment for Middle East Truth, a neoconservative think tank in Washington DC which recently hosted a series of seminars named after Sheldon Adelson and his wife, arranged distribution of “Obsession”, at a cost in the tens of millions.’The Endowment for Middle East Truth did not arrange the distribution of ‘Obsession’, and did not receive or spend ‘tens of millions’. Please see my press release at http://www.emetonline.org/events.html#obsession. Sarah Stern Endowment for Middle East Truth, Washington DC
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n20/letters.html#letter2
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To: edit@lrb.co.uk

How to silent those that speak out against radical Islamic hatred of non-Muslims

Adam Shatz wrote [ http://www.lrb.co.uk/v30/n19/shtz01_.html ] that AishHatora is connected to the “settlers movement”, that is of course completely false. This strategy of branding anyone that speaks out against Jihad as a “fanatical Christian” or as a “militant zionist” is a low tactic originating from the Islamic powerful lobby CAIR that its roots (and current connections) in Islamic terror are well documented and it only aids the enemy of the west.

Adam goes on even further in making a salad of a few things to create the impression as IF it’s a “Jewish conspiracy”, he avoids the fact of ex Palestinian terrorist (“freedom fighter” inc.) Muslim convert to Christianity that has impacted much of the DVD program with his admission of his up-bringing in the Palestinian culture of hatred, of lies, libels and fabricated Pallywood “stories” on the Zionists and on all Jews as a whole, of Islamofascistic dehumaization of non-Muslims, especially Christians & Jews, regarding them as apes & pigs.

The same applies to Adam’s avoiding the impact of Lebanese Arab Brigitte Gabriel that broke the ranks of Islamic hatred into the western Christian world and dares speaks the truth about radical Islam.

Yes it is a Judeo-Christian front, not a “Zionist or Israeli” group. Distributed by: http://www.thejudeo-christianview.com/ which rejects any form of bigotry!

And as reported in: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/every-usa-church-synagogue-gets/story.aspx?guid=%7B1A4EE358-1ACF-454F-838B-EB6BCEC260F9%7D&dist=hppr, it’s this UNITED FRONT group that distributes it.

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Phony “peace” pro ‘Palestinian’ movement – enablers of genocide

October 19, 2008

THE FAKE “PEACE” – PRO ‘PALESTINIAN’ MOVEMENT, AN INTERGARL PART OF ENABLERS OF GENOCIDE


PEACE, the real peace and even the term ‘peace’ – another casualty of the Arab Muslim Palestinian WAR!

The Islamo Arabs know all too well how soft a typical Jewish heart is, by playing on the ‘Jewish guilt’ how “poor” their conditions are [despite of the real cause being themselves and its self destructive cult of hatred and Jihad, allocating all resources for anti-Israel propaganda rather than advancing in life, rejecting any change in its education of ‘death cult’], they have been successful in gathering many Jews to their side, these recruits are committing ‘suicide’ without even noticing the true nature of the ‘Palestinian’ movement, which was [since the 1920’s] and is of course pure racism & bigotry, as the Arabs Muslims VS Israel always is, seeing Israel as “Arab” only land & as “Muslim” only land, with its goal of: annihilation of Israel or at least ethnic cleansing of Jews from ALL OF THE LAND – never given up, more revealed at Hamas guys less revealed at Fatah.

Needless to say those that do the ‘dirty work’, the actual massacres, those that target the unarmed men, women and children, being glorified as “freedom fighters” by the movement, have their half way cut out for them, after all, “moral” support for these immoral mass murderers was aways a necessesity.

Being the Pallywood deceivers they are, they always mask their pro terror activities (like aiding weapons to be smuggled, preventing punishment of terrorists, etc.) with the “peace” slogan, an effective disguise, quite intimidating I might add, after all who would want to be called an “anti peace”?

So too have they blinded the mainstream media in pretending to be an “innocent advocacy” group for “poor” people, but the power of truth has its ways, as haters can’t control themselves for too long, the actors of “free palestine” & ISM thugs have their outbursts each and every time, so that Islamic fascistic shouts of: “kill the Jews” are very typical of a “peace march”.

Be wary of fake “Jewish” or “Peace” groups who work to present an image of seeking a resolution of the conflict but really work to undermine Israel’s existence. Some are fronts for the Arabs, some are believers in some utopian socialist state that will never be in place of Israel and some are just plain ignorant. Likewise, there are “pacifists” who actually work to support the enemies killing US troops in Iraq. Your job is not advocacy, but to educate your peers so they can understand they are being duped.
http://www.dafka.org/Textpage.asp?PageName=StartAChapter

So anti-Semitic leaders have disguised their appeal to base instinct by pretending that they are actually appealing to sublime aspirations. In the case of the Nazis for instance, Adolf Hitler and Josef Goebbels appealed to Germanic pride and love for the Fatherland. Today, the Left appeals to people’s aspirations for peace and justice. It is only by permitting and indeed enabling Jews to die and the Jewish state to be destroyed that “peace” can be secured and the Palestinians can receive “justice.”
http://einshalom.com/archives/927

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM), the group with which Corrie was affiliated, is routinely described as a ‘peace group’ in the media. Few make any mention of the ISM’s meeting with the British suicide bombers Omar Khan Sharif and Asif Muhammad Hanif who, a few days later, blew up Mike’s Place, a Tel Aviv pub, killing three and injuring dozens, including British citizens. Or of the ISM’s sheltering in its office of Shadi Sukiya, a leading member of Islamic Jihad. Or of the fact that in its mission statement the ISM said ‘armed struggle’ is a Palestinian ‘right’.

According to the ‘media co-ordinator’ of the ISM, Flo Rosovski, ‘“Israel” is an illegal entity that should not exist’ — which at any rate clarifies the ISM’s idea of peace.

Indeed, partly because of the efforts of Corrie’s fellow activists in the ISM, the Israeli army was unable to stop the flow of weapons through the tunnels near where she was demonstrating. Those weapons were later used to kill Israeli children in the town of Sderot in southern Israel, and elsewhere.
http://www.israpundit.com/mt-tb.cgi/10930

…ISM personnel stating things like, “Kill the Jews”, “We support the resistance of the Palestinian …
http://michellemalkin.com/2007/07/26/sen-sam-switchback-desperate-nasty-and-running-out-of-time/

When Palestinians say ‘end the occuptaion’ what do they mean? [they mean etHnic cleansing all Jews from the ENTIRE AREA!!! not just from the so called “territories”]
http://www.science.co.il/Arab-Israeli-conflict/What-do-Palestinians-want.ppt

The fake peace and media bias
Posted on August 15th, 2007…

The constant terrorist attacks in Israel are unnoted by the world at large. They only notice when an IDF “incursion” occurs. The very word “incursion” is a negative connotation, as is “raid,” the other favorite term for IDF operations to terminate terror against Israel. And of course, there’s the ever-ready “retaliatory strike” after a suicide bombing occurs.
And the media bias against Israel continues unchecked.
http://www.yourish.com/2007/08/15/3546

Did conference attendees shout “Kill the Jews” when they met at the University of Michigan?

Eyewitness accounts establish that “Kill the Jews” was chanted at the Second National Conference at the University of Michigan in 2002. One student who was present and heard the chanting wrote out and signed an affadavit because he was disturbed by the immediate attempt by the Solidarity Movement to rewrite history and deny that this frightening incident had, in fact, occurred. The affadavit can be viewed at Ref. 4.

Kill the Jews, or, Chrad al Yahood, was chanted in Arabic. This is the chant traditionally shouted by Arab mobs as they enter Jewish neighborhoods to actually kill Jews. It is familiar to many Jews who have watched Arab television in Israel and elsewhere since it is regularly chanted at demonstrations.
http://home.comcast.net/~jat.action/PSM_record.htm#kill

Stop The ISM JVP’s “peace” group has attracted a fair number of useful idiots, Jews who know … When asked at UC Berkeley why she would embrace those out to kill Jews, …
http://stoptheism.com/Default.asp?M=28&T=231

College Film Festival: Kill the Jews …. to be a full-blown anti-Israel “Free Palestine” meeting supported by Israel haters from Jewish Voice for Peace. …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=11299

Take a Pen – A Terrorist Protection Movement, disguised as a Peace movement, is in fact a partner with terror organizations in the struggle to annihilate Israel …
http://www.take-a-pen.org/english/index.html

Islam means “peace”. Fun means “Kill Jews”. Muslim children ‘kill’ Israelis on UK-made ‘Islamic Fun’ CD.
http://thomasontracts.wordpress.com/2002/06/03/islam-means-peace-fun-means-kill-jews-mu/

The Arab legacy of hate …As such, they see the hatred of Israel by Palestinians and Arabs as not only anti-biblical but anti-Christian. But from a merely psychological viewpoint, …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=25617

To the clowns in the ISM: You are not peace activists, you are not human rights workers, you are stinky little lying wannabe revolutionaries who support the same jihadis to whom this memorial video for 9/11 is dedicated. We WILL close you down. Please watch this video:
http://gunstuff.com/america-attacked.html

ISM activist prosecuted for aiding Hamas and passport fraud:
http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/022457.php

http://www.stoptheism.com/

A Jewish student was brutally attacked at CUNY, NY. [2007]… This is the second time a Jewish man was beaten up at an ISM event in this country. One year ago, Georgetown University guards severely beat a 67-year-old retired police officer for also asking if the speakers supported terrorism. Georgetown currently has an $8 million personal injury lawsuit on its hands as a result.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/comments/78566

“The Arab war against Israel is a jihad,” Shoebat says. “Of course it’s a jihad. It is a religious, holy war. What part of ‘religious, holy war’ can’t the world understand?” Even Christians are indoctrinated in jihad ideology, he notes. Rejection of Jewish rights and history in Israel underlies the foundation of this Islamic jihad doctrine. [1]

In the Middle East, jihad theology has deep historical roots even for some churches. In the mid 19th century, according to noted Islamic scholar Bat Ye’or, the papacy allied with French imperialists to promote Arab nationalism among Arabized Middle Eastern Christians in the Ottoman provinces…

Not surprisingly, Beit Sahour is also home to Ghasson Andoni and George Rishmawi, the co-founders of the Rapprochement Center. They also co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) with Huwaida Arraf and Adam Shapiro. Both organizations appear to be driven by the malevolent jihad ideology that Walid Shoebat describes. Indeed, at the third annual Palestine Solidarity Conference at Ohio State University in November, ISM featured such radical speakers as Khalid Turaani, executive director of American Muslims for Jerusalem. According to Steven Emerson, AMJ is a radical group that “routinely invokes ‘Zionist’ conspiracies and has featured calls at its conferences for the killing of Jews…” [3] Last May, the ISM held a $40 per plate dinner co-sponsored by an Islamist group, the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Another sponsor: the American Friends Service Committee.

The jihad against the Jewish people in the holy land dates back centuries. But in March 1920, Yasser Arafat’s idol and relation, Jerusalem Mufti Hajj Amin el-Husseini, reignited the Islamic reign of terror, says Shoebat. El-Husseini sent for muhajideen from Syria to stage bloody riots. Soon afterwards, he led violent agitations to win the coveted role of Jerusalem Mufti over another candidate who apparently did not espouse jihad.
http://www.think-israel.org/lappen.shoebat.html

…I am not exaggerating. Just the other day, on 17 Monday, April 2006,

“A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up outside a fast-food restaurant in a bustling commercial area of Tel Aviv during the Passover holiday Monday, killing eight other people and wounding at least 49, police said.”[3]

A famous Israeli pro-‘Palestinian’ organization, dominant in Israel’s so-called ‘peace’ movement, Gush Shalom, immediately sent out an email to its list saying the following:

“Sure, we are horrified by the senseless random killing. But we have also something to say about why it happened, how it might have been prevented, how the next one can still be prevented. But how to say it on this day and in that location? How to make comprehensible, to shocked and angry and traumatized [Jewish] people, that the occupation is the root cause of our suffering as well as the Palestinians’? How to explain convincingly that we must dry at source the oppression which makes young Palestinians don explosive belts and throw away their lives together with those of others?”[4]

In other words, Gush Shalom is asking this: How can we explain to the Israeli Jews that a child in her stroller deserved to be torn to pieces because she is the spawn of a colonialist power that dispossesses and oppresses a third-world people? How can we get Israelis to agree with the Orwellian logic of the above paragraph, where “senseless random killing” = justified political act? Since the threshold for endorsing violence against Jews is low anyways, it appears that Nathan Weinstock has already provided the answer: the trick is to insist that Arab antisemitism is an “understandable” reaction to supposed Jewish colonialism, as opposed to just plain racism. And the better to allege that this is Arab “national consciousness” (as opposed to just plain racism), we will outlaw any comparison between Arab Muslim attitudes and those European attitudes that produced the Nazi Final Solution against the European Jews. Says Weinstock:

“These [Arab] attacks cannot…in any way be assimilated to straightforward anti-Semitic outrages which had their source in classical European coordinates of the Jewish problem.”
http://www.hirhome.com/israel/pal_mov.htm

‘Palestinian’ Apartheid: Gaza campaign of terror against Christians and Westerners

October 19, 2008

Gaza campaign of terror against Christians and Westerners

Gaza : Campagne de terreur contre les chrétiens et les occidentaux. Gaza campaign of terror against Christians and Westerners.

Since the Israeli disengagement from Gaza, this strip of land is “juderein” in the sense that there is a single Jew who can live there. So now it is the turn of Christians to be shown the exit direction, with “the suitcase or the coffin”.

The experts report that there past two years to an upsurge in Gaza attacks against Christians and people perceived as Western culture, especially since the seizure of power by Hamas in June 2007. The targets are churches, Christian schools and the United Nations, the American International School, libraries and cyber cafes.

The last date of incident last Saturday, 31 May, where individuals were attacked with rifle guards the Al-Manara school, stole a vehicle belonging to the Baptist Society of the Holy Book, who runs this school, and threatened the director. The leadership of Hamas does nothing to stop the attacks and nobody has been brought to justice.

Involvement of international jihad.

A report by the Israeli Security has established that there was an increase in the number of attacks against individuals and Christian institutions, as well as those treated with Western values. These attacks are perpetrated by elements related to international jihad and radical Islam. Over the past two years movements associated with Al-Qaeda took responsibility for attacks against Christians and Christian institutions in order to expel openly declared Christians out of Gaza.

The Christian community in Gaza has about 3,000 people. Below is a list of attacks against Christians date, published by the Center for Intelligence and Information on Terrorism of IICC (Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center):

* May 18 2008: a high intensity bomb exploded at the entrance to a fast food restaurant near Al-Quds University in downtown Gaza City. The restaurant was completely destroyed. Groups associated with Al-Qaeda have claimed responsibility for attacks with the stated goal of driving Christians out of Gaza.

* May 16 2008 a bomb exploded outside the school Rahabat al-Wardia headed by nuns in the neighborhood of Tel al-Hawa in Gaza City… The previous year, when Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, the school had been subject to theft and arson.

* April 3 2008: a memorial cemetery for foreigners in the Gaza Strip was destroyed by a bomb.

* Feb 15 2008: Three armed men with the “Army of Islam in the land of Ribat”, a network headed by Mumtaz Dughmush, break into the library and YMCA trigger a bomb that caused extensive damage. Police condemned…, describing the attack as “criminal act” and promising to investigate. The security forces of Hamas have arrested a number of men of the Army of Islam but was released shortly after, following a recent threat to use force to free them.

* Jan 10 2008: a group called “Army of Believers – Al-Qaida in Palestine” attacked the International School in Beit Lahiya twice, torching vehicles and stealing equipment. to a statement issued two days later, the school was accused of making polytheism and propagate “hatred of Islam”. The attacks have been organized to coincide with the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush en Israël. Bush in Israel.

* Dec 31 2007: “Friends of the Bayt al-Sunna Maqdis” a manifesto published on the website Pal-today, affiliated with Islamic Jihad, threatening to attack all those who participated in the celebrations of the new Christian year.

* October 6 2007: militants linked to Hamas abducted Rami Ayad Khadr at his home and killed by a bullet. He was a Christian who worked for the Holy Bible Society.

* June 19 2007: at the capture by Hamas in the Gaza Strip of Hamas gunmen attacked and ransacked a monastery and the church.

* April 21 2007: elements linked to international Jihad attacked the American International School in Gaza City.

* April 15 2007: A group calling itself “the swords of truth in the land of Ribat” detonated bombs in two Internet cafes and a shop selling Christian books, causing damage.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://ch.novopress.info/?p=2031/

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