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Arab Racism Must Go! There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings

December 13, 2007

Arab racism must go

There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings

Jackie Levy Published: 12.03.07,
Despite all the ceremonial declarations uttered in Annapolis, my attention was drawn to a small story about the organizers tasked with planning the seating arrangements. As those were peace talks, and as all of us want peace, the organizers were warned about the need to ensure that no Syrian or Saudi official unintentionally encounters some Zionist pest.

This was indeed a large venue, but still, people (just like monkeys) sometimes have to go to the bathroom or wash their hands. In short, they may have to pass through a narrow corridor where, you never know, you may encounter one of those – well, here the speaker is supposed to venomously utter the word: “Zionist.”
Syria’s motives for attending the conference were quite clear. They came to score points and extricate themselves, as much as is possible, out of the axis of evil. In short, they came because of Syrian issues – all the rest didn’t quite interest them, and it was not easy for them as it is. But to bump into an Israeli?! A Jew! Face to face, with no Condoleezza or a sea of officials around. Just you and I. Now that’s way too much, being forced to exchange glances or even mumble something. This is where we draw the line.
After all, Arabs are honorable people, and the Israelis, on top of all the other trouble, have this bad habit of using such incidents in order to suddenly show friendliness, utter some kind of silly joke, and then tell everyone about it. Years after Annapolis, some Israeli minister or advisor could write in his memoirs how he made a quick comment to the Syrian official about the crappy American coffee, and yes, he thinks he saw a hint of a smile on the Syrian’s face – for a moment there, the Israeli will say, we were able to overcome the raging conflict and just be two men, Khaled and I, yearning for some good coffee.

The end of the story is that it was not easy at all to arrange the chairs. Sophisticated algorithms were utilized and multifaceted maneuvers previously only known in Astronomy were used, so that under no circumstances would an Arab and a Jew come in contact or some share kind of proximity that could hurt the feelings of the nation.

Our enemies are racist
Simply put, our enemies, among other things, are quite racist. As opposed to some stigmas, it turns out that arrogance is not an Israeli monopoly. It’s amazing how the Arab world managed to convince the West that the racist hatred is merely legitimate religious sensitivity that must be taken into consideration.
We should also take a moment to consider the fact that for us these things always sound like a silly joke. We treat it the same way we ridicule the Arab refusal to compete against Israeli athletes. None of us, with the exception of the margins of the far Right, have a problem meeting an Arab, shaking his hand, or showing sympathy for him.
The thing is, on their side it’s an absolutely serious matter. It’s hard to believe that anyone in the Arab media was joking about the seating arrangements.

For years we’ve been reprimanding ourselves over our attitude to Arabs and our racist jokes. Yet while we were busy reprimanding, we almost failed to notice that something changed around here. When was the last time you heard a derogatory term like “towel head” being used seriously, without any sarcasm? When was the last time an Israeli film featured an Arab character that was less than divine?
Meanwhile, the exact opposite is happening on the other side. And no, we’re not talking about a minor issue. Even if all the roadblocks will be removed, there will be no peace around here as long as Muslim Arabs don’t view Jews as human beings.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3478505,00.html

[Update on Islamic persecution, massacre of Christians in Lebanon] Christians Killed in Lebanon blast

December 12, 2007

[Update on Islamic persecution, massacre of Christians in Lebanon] Killed in Lebanon blast

 

Lebanon bomb kills senior army officer, 4 others
Reuters Canada, Canada –
By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) – A suspected car bomb in a Lebanese Christian town east of Beirut killed a senior army officer and at least four other
http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2007-12-12T064513Z_01_L12540081_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-LEBANON-EXPLOSION-COL.XML

Army general killed in Lebanon blast AFP – The standoff between pro- and anti-Syrian camps marks the country’s worst political crisis since the end of Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g3m6swZF24n1EFhBo0Zs7iBl83Ew

Explosion kills four, including senior officer in Christian suburb The Canadian Press

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5h8GJr7a8uXZ7vN7bqFlkOufDw75w

 

Gen al-Hajj was chief of operations when Lebanon’s army fought Islamic militants from Fatah al-Islam in Nahr al-Bared refugee camp earlier this year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/click/rss/1.0/-/2/hi/middle_east/7139809.stm

Beirut blast kills a leading army officer and at least two deputies
Los Angeles Times, CA –
Lebanon’s Christian community, from which the country’s president is traditionally drawn, is also sharply divided, with some supporting the March 14 group …
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-beirut12dec12,1,1808825.story?coll=la-headlines-world

 

CHRONOLOGY: Events in Lebanon since Hariri’s killing
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:03am EST

(Reuters) – A suspected car bomb near Beirut killed a senior military officer on Wednesday who was a leading contender to take over as army chief after the present commander becomes president.

Here is a chronology of some of the main events in Lebanon since former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri was killed, along with 22 other people, on February 14, 2005.

February 28 – Pro-Syrian Prime Minister Omar Karami resigns.

October 20 – U.N. investigators say high-ranking Syrian officials and their Lebanese allies were involved in Hariri’s killing, in report to U.N. Security Council. Syria denies it.

December 12 – Gebran Tueni, anti-Syrian member of parliament and Lebanese newspaper magnate, is killed by a car bomb near Beirut.

July 12, 2006 – Hezbollah captures two Israeli soldiers in cross-border raid, setting off 34-day war in which about 1,200 Lebanese are killed.

November 11 – Five pro-Syrian Shi’ite Muslim ministers from Hezbollah and its ally, the Amal movement, resign after collapse of all-party talks on their demand for more say in government.

November 21 – Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel is killed by gunmen. U.N. Security Council approves plans for tribunal to try suspects in assassination of Hariri and subsequent attacks.

December 1 – Hezbollah, Amal and supporters of Christian leader Michel Aoun camp outside Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s office in central Beirut in open-ended campaign to topple government.

January 25, 2007 – Aid conference in Paris pledges more than $7.6 billion to help Lebanon recover from the war.

February 13 – Three people are killed in two bomb blasts near a Christian village northeast of Beirut.

June 13 – Anti-Syrian parliamentarian Walid Eido and five other people killed by a car bomb near a Beirut beach club

September 2 – Lebanese troops seize complete control of Nahr al-Bared camp after months of fighting with Fatah al-Islam militants. More than 420 people, including 168 soldiers, have been killed in the worst internal violence since the civil war.

September 19 – Car bomb in Beirut kills seven people, including anti-Syrian Christian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem.

September 25 – Parliament postpones a presidential election for the first of eight times in a bid to break a deadlock over a consensus candidate and end the political crisis. France leads mediation efforts for a deal on a presidential candidate.

November 23 – President Emile Lahoud leaves presidential palace

at the end of his term, without a successor.

November 24 – Siniora says his cabinet is assuming executive powers in the absence of a president.

Dec 5 – Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says rival Lebanese leaders have agreed on General Michel Suleiman as president.

Dec 11 – Berri postpones parliament session to elect Suleiman to December 17 to give rivals more time to reach broad political agreement.

Dec 12 – Car bomb kills Brigadier General Francois al-Hajj, the army’s head of operations, and a number of bodyguards in a Christian town east of Beirut.

(Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)

March 5 – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tells his parliament Syrian troops will start phased pullout from Lebanon.

April 26 – Last Syrian soldiers leave Lebanon.

June 2 – Samir Kassir, journalist opposed to Syria’s role in Lebanon, is killed in Beirut by a bomb in his car.

June 16 – U.N. investigation into Hariri’s killing starts.

June 19 – Lebanese parliamentary elections end in victory for anti-Syrian alliance led by Hariri’s son Saad al-Hariri.

June 21 – Former Communist Party leader and critic of Syria George Hawi is killed in Beirut by a bomb in his car.

October 20 – U.N. investigators say high-ranking Syrian officials and their Lebanese allies were involved in Hariri’s killing, in report to U.N. Security Council. Syria denies it.

December 12 – Gebran Tueni, anti-Syrian member of parliament and Lebanese newspaper magnate, is killed by a car bomb near Beirut.

July 12, 2006 – Hezbollah captures two Israeli soldiers in cross-border raid, setting off 34-day war in which about 1,200 Lebanese are killed.

November 11 – Five pro-Syrian Shi’ite Muslim ministers from Hezbollah and its ally, the Amal movement, resign after collapse of all-party talks on their demand for more say in government.

November 21 – Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel is killed by gunmen. U.N. Security Council approves plans for tribunal to try suspects in assassination of Hariri and subsequent attacks.

December 1 – Hezbollah, Amal and supporters of Christian leader Michel Aoun camp outside Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s office in central Beirut in open-ended campaign to topple government.

January 25, 2007 – Aid conference in Paris pledges more than $7.6 billion to help Lebanon recover from the war.

February 13 – Three people are killed in two bomb blasts near a Christian village northeast of Beirut.

June 13 – Anti-Syrian parliamentarian Walid Eido and five other people killed by a car bomb near a Beirut beach club.

September 2 – Lebanese troops seize complete control of Nahr al-Bared camp after months of fighting with Fatah al-Islam militants. More than 420 people, including 168 soldiers, have been killed in the worst internal violence since the civil war.

September 19 – Car bomb in Beirut kills seven people, including anti-Syrian Christian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem.

September 25 – Parliament postpones a presidential election for the first of eight times in a bid to break a deadlock over a consensus candidate and end the political crisis. France leads mediation efforts for a deal on a presidential candidate.

November 23 – President Emile Lahoud leaves presidential palace

at the end of his term, without a successor.

November 24 – Siniora says his cabinet is assuming executive powers in the absence of a president.

Dec 5 – Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says rival Lebanese leaders have agreed on General Michel Suleiman as president.

Dec 11 – Berri postpones parliament session to elect Suleiman to December 17 to give rivals more time to reach broad political agreement.

Dec 12 – Car bomb kills Brigadier General Francois al-Hajj, the army’s head of operations, and a number of bodyguards in a Christian town east of Beirut.

(Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL1220177520071212

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Empty Lebanon presidency worries Christians
Reuters – Nov 28, 2007
By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Christians fear a prolonged political vacuum while the post of president is filled will weaken their …
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSL28414708

Syria shadow hangs over Lebanon vote, Harb says
Reuters – Dec 10, 2007
The opposition, led by Hezbollah, were seeking to secure “seats in cabinet, the person of the prime minister, who is going to be commander-in-chief of the …
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL1013164520071210

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An older background of Islamic massacres on Christians, Lebanon 1976, Damour Massacre (that was the cause for Christian Arabs massacring “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila in 1982) carried out by “Palestinian” Muslims and Syrian occupation

Damour’s Massacre Slideshow, Damour’s Massacre. Back to Pictures Directory :: Syrian Crimes Slideshow :: War in Ashrafieh Slideshow :: Bashir’s Assasination Slideshow
http://www.truelebanon.bravehost.com/pics/dampics-slideshow.html

Lebanese Forces : Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of …Historical Fact: The Massacre and Destruction of Damour. Damour lay across the Sidon – Beirut highway about 20 km south of Beirut…
http://www.lebaneseforces.com/blastfromthepast002.asp

hobeika_damour – Do you not remember Damour Lebanon. Let me remind you. Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into “massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and …
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html

unforgotten massacre damour The Christian-populated towns, Damour and Jiyeh, were massacred after a week of siege and intensive shelling on January 20, 1976 by a combined force of …
http://www.geocities.com/damour1976/index1.html

The MASSACRE at DAMOUR, (Jan 9) 1976 I was unfamiliar with the massacre at Damour so I looked in up. Unquestionably this was a terrible incident but you omitted two important facts: …
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1555079/posts

LebaneseForces.com – Damour Massacre (1976) Damour Massacre (1976) ….
http://www.lfpics.com/other/dammour/

Lebanon – Islamists “Palestinians” massacre of Christians in Damour that brought Christian Arabs killing “Palestinians” in Sabra Shatila
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/67476

ISLAMIC “PALESTINIAN” APARTHEID – Expert: ‘Christian groups in PA to disappear’

December 6, 2007

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Expert: ‘Christian groups in PA to disappear’
Etgar Lefkovits , THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 4, 2007
The ever-dwindling Christian communities living in
Palestinian- run territories in the West Bank and Gaza are likely
to dissipate completely within the next 15 years as a result of
increasing Muslim persecution and maltreatment, an Israeli
scholar said Monday.

“The systematic persecution of Christian Arabs living in
Palestinian areas is being met with nearly total silence by the
international community, human rights activists, the media and
NGOs,” said Justus Reid Weiner, an international human rights
lawyer in an address at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs,
where he serves as a scholar in residence.

He cited Muslim harassment and persecution as the main cause of
the “acute human rights crisis” facing Christian Arabs, and
predicted that unless governments or institutions step in to
remedy the situation – such as with job opportunities – there
will be no more Christian communities living in the Palestinians
territories within 15 years, with only a few Western Christians
and top clergymen left in the area.

“Christian leaders are being forced to abandon their followers to
the forces of radical Islam,” Weiner said.

Facing a pernicious mixture of persecution and economic hardships
as a result of years of Palestinian violence and Israeli
counter-terrorism measures, tens of thousands of Christian Arabs
have left the Palestinian territories for a better life in the
West, in a continuing exodus which has led some Christian leaders
to warn that the faith could be virtually extinct in its
birthplace in a matter of decades.

The Palestinian Christian population has dipped to 1.5 percent of
the West Bank and Gaza Strip, down from at least 15% a half
century ago, according to some estimates.

No one city in the Holy Land is more indicative of the great
exodus of Christians than Bethlehem, which fell under full
Palestinian control last decade as part of the Oslo Accords.

The town of 30,000 is now less than 20% Christian, after decades
when Christians were the majority. Elsewhere in the Palestinian
territories, only about 3,000 Christians, mostly Greek Orthodox,
live in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, out of a strongly conservative
Muslim population of 1.4 million.

“In a society where Arab Christians have no voice and no
protection it is no surprise that they are leaving,” he said.

In his address, Weiner pointedly downplayed the effects that
Israeli security measures, such as the security barrier being
built between Israel and the West Bank, have had on the Christian
Arabs living in the West Bank.

The barrier, which is especially conspicuous at the entrance to
Bethlehem where it is a concrete wall, is an issue which many
Palestinian Christian clerics have pointed to, along with the
ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as a central cause of
Christian emigration.

Weiner argued there was a “180 degree difference” between the
public statements coming out of the mainstream Christian
leadership in the Holy Land – who “sing the PA’s tune” and blame
Israel for all the Christian Arabs’ ills – and people’s
experience on the ground.

“The truth is beginning to come out,” he said. “The question is
what is being done with the truth.”

His comments come just months after a prominent Christian
activist, Rami Khader Ayyad, 32, was killed in Gaza.

“For too long the plight of Christian Arabs has been put on the
back-burner or ignored altogether,” said Rev. Malcolm Hedding,
executive director of the International Christian Embassy, a
Jerusalem-based evangelical organization.

The Evangelical leader, who has drawn the wrath of Catholic
leaders in the Holy Land for his strong support for Israel, said
that “power politics” has prevented the major Christian leaders
in the Holy Land from speaking out on this issue.

“There is a one-sided debate in which Israel is responsible for
everything,” he said. “The Christian world needs to stand up and
speak out about this.”

Schmoozing with Terrorists

November 6, 2007

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Among the highlights…

  • Madonna, Britney Spears stoned to death? What the U.S. would be like under sharia law.
  • Why is Hillary Clinton the jihadists choice for president?
  • Terrorists dish on anti-war celebrities, US radio hosts, politicians
  • A shocking expose on how YOUR tax dollars fund terrorism.
  • Bibles used as toilet paper? Synagogues as rocket launching zones? Meet the leaders of the most notorious holy site desecrations in history.
  • A face-to-face meeting with a recruited Palestinian suicide bomber
  • The under-reporter story of Christian persecution in the Middle East as told by the victims and antagonists.
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    Nasser Ibn Waleed [Muslim comments]: “We should throw the Jews into the see and let Mouhamad come back as the real Messaiah !”

    November 5, 2007

    (Never mind the spelling of “see”…) Here’s an example of the “religion of peace”, and what anti Israel Muslims are really all about (not sure how the Islamic logic works vis-a-vis the connection of genocide on Jews with Muhammad’s supposed coming…):

    Nasser Ibn Waleed | NIW@yahoo.com | IP: 84.94.169.9

    We should throw the Jews into the see and let Mouhamad come back as the real Messaiah !

    Nov 4, 7:00 PM —

    PALLYWOOD Blogger, the Arab Muslim ‘Palestinian’ impostor that comments on blogs posing as a “jew”

    November 4, 2007

    A blogger writes to me as follows:

    PALLYWOOD Blogger, the Arab Muslim ‘Palestinian’ impostor that comments on blogs posing as a “jew”

    If you thought that ‘Pallywood’ [The infamous Palestinian industry of lying “stories” and faking images http://www.seconddraft.org/movies.php] is limited to Gaza and Ramallah, think again.

    Among their devious propagandists, there’s one articular Arab that goes from one blog to another trying to make Zionists look bad, interesting enough you have a few chit-chats with him you expose him, he immediately bugs off with his tale between his legs.

    He likes to stress the phrase: “we Jews”, or/and “I am a Jew”.
    He likes to reiterate the Arab made myths about Israel, including the slur by Jimmy Carter that was paid by the Arab lobby to use a certain provocative title, [even though Carter himself admitted on CNN:
    “I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis.” edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0612/12/acd.02.html] that ‘Israel is a true democratic and equal State for all’, among the idiotic wrds he writes to me, he tells me “it’s OK to have an ‘apartheid’, etc…”.
    Hmmm, wonder what their “holy” Quran says about posing as APES & PIGS [that means: ‘Christian or Jew]…’

    ( Among this bigoted Arab‘s word in commenting on my blog:

    “What’s so wrong with being a little bigoted…. it’s who we are”

    IP address: 69.143.208.63)

    There you have [it,] another totally amusing item at the phenomenon of that Goliath virus ‘Pallywood’ machine.

    Technorati – </span

    To the Arab Muslim anti-Israel propagandist:

    October 28, 2007

    To the Arab Muslim anti-Israel propagandist:

    1) Are you denying that the Arab racist attacks on Jews in Israel/”palestine” has started since 1838 (Safed) [so were the attacks in 1883, 1920, 1921, 1929 – Hebron, etc.]? 2) Had Israel be a (mostly) Arab-Muslim State, would the intolerant Arab-Muslim Goliath world not accept them?

    3) Why is there a complete silence on the historical fact of Arab immigration late 1800s early 1900s into Israel/”palestine”?

    4) What anti-Israel bigotry is stronger, the “Arab racism”; factor? or the ‘Islamic-Jihad’ factor?

    5) ‘Moral equivalence’ Do you have Arab activists on behalf of Israeli victims, just like you have Jewish, Israeli, Zionists activists for the (so called) ‘Palestinian cause’ (whatever that is…)?

    6) If humane Israel would really go after “unarmed poor palestinians” as the ‘Pallwood’ propagandists tell us, How many Arabs would have survived Israel’s might?

    7) Who’s more at fault, the Arab Muslim “Palestinians” parents pushing for Shahid-isim, or the indoctrinating Mullahs, Imams in the holy Mosques for using “Palestinian” kids and women as human bombs and as human shields (so they can blame the Zionists when Arab kids die)?

    8] What would have happened if Arab Muslim “Palestinians” would have invested as much energy in rebuilding their lives as they do in destroying both nations’ lives in fascistic Jihad, total hatred and campaign for GENOCIDE [to “drink the blood of the Jews” or to “push them all to the sea”, or to “wipe them off of map”]?

    9) Why does “bad” IDF Israeli army announce an area residents’ civilians to evacuate before an operation against terrorists?

    10) Why did Humane Israel’s IDF invented specially low range missiles designed to hit ONLY the [terror] target and minimize collateral damage?

    11) When was the last time the “Palestinian” well oil-ed propaganda machine has retracted [or even apologized] for it’s usual PALLYWOOD fake images industry?

    12) What’s the difference between a Christian in Indonesia, Buddhist in Thailand, Christian in Nigeria, in Philippines, Australians in Bali (2002), non Muslims in London (0707/2005), in Madrid (bombing), “not the-right-kind-of-Muslims” in Shiite-Sunni hateful massacres in Iraq, oppression & massacres in the “Islamic Republic of Iran”, and Israeli victims of the same “evil ideology”?

    13) What’s a harder oppression, your “average” Arab Muslim regime’s on it’s own people, Hamas-tan Islamic Apartheid [which most “Palestinians” supported!] on non Muslims, or the pro-Jihad parents’ on their kids?

    14) What would have happened if at least ONE Arab Muslim nation [regular or oil-ed one] would really care about the Arab [brothers, that since the 1960’s started to call themselves as] “Palestinians” and let them get off the terror slum into normality and even prosperity?

    15) What part of ‘BLIND FASCISM’ do Arab-Muslims deny, the usual obsessed anti Israel demonization [no matter what Israel does] or the reluctance to see Israel’s super kind gestures for those that are trying to kill them [releases from prison, giving away own land vital to it’s security, humanitarian aid, etc.] not as goodness but as “weakness”?

    16) Why is it that when Islamists terrorists [Hamas or Hezbullah, Islamic Jihad, etc.] succeed in making sure Arab kids die [with their known tactics of cowardly firing among or behind children, etc.] the Arabs, Muslims rejoice and the Israelis, Jews are saddened ?

    16) How can land be an issue [or the blatant lies the Arab lobby’s financed: Jimmy Carter has said, though he admitted that Israel is a great equal democracy for all, Arabs and Jews alike!’] if “moderate” Palestinian official government still has venomous hatred and pro ‘death cult’ in it’s regular curriculum and on it’s official TV, or that such “moderate” Arab media outlets [like Al Jazeera] still glorify mass murder as “martyrdom”?

    17) Who’s more powerful, the Arab Muslim Goliath Oil mafia “lobby” on the world or a Chinese, Italian, Israeli, Irish, pharmaceutical, cigarettes lobbyists in Washington?

    18) Had the International Arab Muslim lobby of nations in the UN [or the EU] not threatened other nations to bash Israel 24/7 [motivated by intolerance only!], What would be then the outcome?

    Technorati –

    Christian bookstore director murdered in Gaza by “Palestinian” Muslims

    October 21, 2007

    Christian bookstore director murdered in Gaza by “Palestinian” Muslims
    http://foehammer.net/2007/10/christian-bookstore-director-murdered-in-gaza-by-muslims.html

    Gaza (MNN)  Gaza’s minority Christian community was badly shaken over the weekend after the director of the Christian Bookstore run by the Bible Society was found beaten, stabbed and shot to death. Rami Ayyad was 29 years old and an active member of the Gaza Baptist Church.

    Technorati –

    The Arab Lobby Controls US Media and Foreign Policy

    September 9, 2007

    The Arab Lobby Controls US Media and Foreign Policy

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2007/09/arab-lobby-controls-us-media-abd.html

    Last year Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities for programs in Islamic studies. The good prince also owns a chunk of Time/AOL the company who’s unit CNN employs the anti Israel Christiane Amanpour.In November of 2005, Fox’s O’Reilly showed live footage of the French Intifada as it raged in Paris. According to WorldNetDaily, Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, (aka Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz AlSaud), who owns 5-6% of the Fox News Channel, personally called Rupert Murdoch and asked him to change the offensive (but accurate) caption: “Muslim Riots” to the less offensive (and less accurate) “Civil Riots.” Within thirty minutes, the Prince had his way.

    In December 2005, Prince Al-Waleed donated $20 million each to Harvard University and Georgetown University to finance Islamic studies. The gift to Georgetown, which set up the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in his honor, was the university’s second-largest donation in history, and the gift to Harvard was among its 25 largest. Any idea of what the skew of thoses studies are.

    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is the largest single stockholder in Time and Citibank he is a one man Arab Lobby. But you wont hear Messers Walt and Mearsheimer talk about him or any of the other Saudi investors who challenge our free speech and influence American foreign policy.


    What’s so nefarious about Jews exercising their right to speech?

    What’s so nefarious about Jews exercising their right to speech?

    By Jeff Robbins

    September 7, 2007

    A crop of Israel’s critics — most prominently Jimmy Carter and now Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, the authors of “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” — have managed something of a feat: They express no concerns about the massive pro-Arab effort, funded in significant measure by foreign oil money, taking American Jews to task for participating in the American political process; meanwhile, they inoculate themselves against charges of anti-Jewish bias by pre-emptively predicting that “the Jewish lobby” will accuse them of it.

    Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer, in particular, have been heralded by Israel’s critics for their “courage” in attacking American Jews, who have allegedly “strangled” criticism of Israel. Their case seems one part laughable, and one part eyebrow-raising.

    An anecdote from my own experience with the anti-Israel lobby may shed some light on the absurdity of the Walt-Mearsheimer offensive. Not long after Sept. 11, 2001, I received a call from a major defense contractor asking for a favor. I was serving as president of the Boston chapter of the World Affairs Council, a national organization that debates foreign policy, and the defense contractor was one of the Council’s principal sponsors.

    The Saudi Arabian government was sponsoring a national public relations campaign to cultivate American public opinion, and was sending Saudi emissaries around the country to make the case that Saudi Arabia was a tolerant, moderate nation worthy of American support. Would the Council organize a forum of Boston’s community leaders so that the Saudis could make their case?

    While this was patently no more than a Saudi lobbying effort, we organized the forum, and it was well-attended by precisely the slice of Boston’s political and corporate elite that the Saudis and their defense contractor benefactor had hoped for. The Saudis maintained that their Kingdom should be regarded as a promoter of Middle East peace, and that the abundant evidence that Saudi Arabia was in fact promoting a virulent brand of extremist Islam should be discounted.

    Saudi Arabia paid for the trip of its emissaries to Boston, for the Washington, D.C.-based public relations and lobbying company which organized the trip, and for the Boston public relations and lobbying company that handled the Boston part of the visit. And it drew upon the resources and relationships of the defense contractor, which sells hundreds of millions of dollars of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, to support and orchestrate its public relations effort.

    The billions in petrodollars Arab states spend in the U.S. for defense, construction, engineering and consulting contracts position them nicely to win friends in high places, and friends are what they have. That is true all over the world, is true in this country, and has been true for quite some time. As U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull noted 60 years ago, “The oil of Saudi Arabia constitutes one of the world’s great prizes.” His successor, Edward Stettinius, opposed the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East, stating “It would seriously prejudice our ability to afford protection to American interests, economic and commercial . . . throughout the area.”

    The Saudis and their allies have not been shy about supplementing their considerable leverage in the U.S. by targeting expenditures to affect the debate over Middle East policy by funding think tanks, Middle East studies programs, advocacy groups, community centers and other institutions.

    To take one obvious example, just last year Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal donated $20 million each to Harvard and Georgetown Universities for programs in Islamic studies. Prince Alwaleed, chairman of a Riyadh-based conglomerate, is the fellow whose $10 million donation to the Twin Towers Fund following the Sept. 11 attacks was rejected by then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani after the Saudi Prince suggested that the U.S. “re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinians.”

    Georgetown and Harvard had no apparent qualms about accepting Prince Alwaleed’s money. The director of Georgetown’s newly-renamed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center rejected any suggestion that the Saudi magnate was attempting to use Saudi oil wealth to influence American policy in the Middle East. “There is nothing wrong with [Prince Alwaleed] expressing his opinion on American foreign policy,” he said. “Clearly, it was done in a constructive way.”

    In other words, for those who accept the Arab line on the Israel-Arab conflict — namely, that it is the product of Israeli intransigence in some form or another — the increasing proliferation of Middle East-funded enterprises all across the country aimed at advancing the Arab view of the conflict constitute “nothing wrong.” Nor are those hewing to the anti-Israel line troubled by the way in which the massive Islamic bloc of nations, by dint both of their number and their economic leverage over the rest of the world, are able to guarantee an incessantly anti-Israel agenda at the United Nations and other international fora.

    Although the aggressive deployment of petrodollars and oil-based influence from foreign sources aimed at advancing a pro-Arab line constitutes “nothing wrong” as far as Israel’s critics are concerned, a new political fashion holds that there is something very wrong indeed about American Jews and other American backers of Israel expressing their support for Israel, and urging their political leaders to join them in that support.

    Our major newspapers and networks, with correspondents in Israel able to take advantage of an Israeli political system that is a free-for-all and an astonishingly vibrant and self-critical Israeli press, report daily on every twist and turn of the conflict and are very frequently critical of Israel. As for American campuses, most objective observers would have little difficulty concluding that far from being criticism-free, they are in fact dominated by critics of Israel. Clearly, as strangleholds on criticism go, whatever stranglehold the pro-Israel community has on debate in the U.S. is a very loose one indeed.

    If the charge that American Jews are able to stifle criticism of Israel is simply silly, the leveling of the charge that there is something nefarious about Jews urging support for the Jewish state raises questions about whether Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer have descended into a certain ugliness. And the tactic of trying to neutralize those questions by loudly predicting that they will be asked, however clever a tactic it may be, does not neutralize them.

    It is apparently the authors’ position that, even in the face of the overwhelming leverage of an Arab world swimming in petrodollars, with a lock on the U.N. and an unlimited ability to pay for pro-Arab public relations, American Jews are obliged to stay silent. In essence, Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer have repackaged the “the-Jews-run-the-country” stuff which has long been the bread and butter of anti-Semites.

    Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer deny that they are anti-Semitic, and that is certainly good news. But where they are apparently content with foreign oil money being used to advance a pro-Arab position on the Middle East, but devote themselves to criticizing American Jews for lobbying their public officials in support of the Jewish state, one may legitimately wonder what phrase would apply. Surely, one’s denial that he is anti-Semitic, while welcome, is hardly dispositive; after all, the marked increase in anti-Semitism around the world is well-documented, and yet one rarely hears anyone actually announce that they are anti-Semitic, or that their views are anti-Semitic.

    But if anti-Semitism is too harsh a term, and if the word “bigoted” is also taken off the table, perhaps one can be forgiven for concluding that “anti-Jewish bias” fits the bill here. After all, where there is nothing wrong with foreign money from Arab countries advancing a pro-Arab agenda in Messrs. Walt’s and Mearsheimer’s world — but there is something very wrong with American citizens who are Jewish exercising their civic right to speak out on behalf of Israel and taking issue with the pro-Arab agenda — even the most vehement disclaimers of any bias against Jews lack a certain credibility.

    The potency of the Middle East-funded anti-Israel lobby around the world and in the U.S. is difficult to ignore. Yet, Messrs. Walt and Mearsheimer and others who adhere to an anti-Israel line ignore it. In and of itself, this is not surprising. When at the same time they portray American Jews’ efforts to make the case for Israel as morally suspect, however, they open themselves up to reasonable charges of something far more troublesome than mere hypocrisy, and that is anti-Jewish bias, by whatever name.

    Mr. Robbins, a U.S. Delegate to the U.N. Human Rights Commission during the Clinton administration, is an attorney at Mintz, Levin in Boston and represents David Project in the Islamic Society of Boston lawsuit.

    ADL Responds To CAIR; Releases Photo Of Group’s Leader Speaking Next To [fascist] Hezbollah Flag – CAIR a bastion of hatred

    September 3, 2007

    ADL Responds To CAIR; Releases Photo Of Group’s Leader Speaking Next To [fascist] Hezbollah Flag
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    ADL Responds To Open Letter From CAIR; Releases Photo Of Group’s Leader Speaking Next To Hezbollah Flag

    http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Teror_92/5122_92.htm

    ADL Responds To Open Letter From CAIR; Releases Photo Of Group’s Leader Speaking Next To Hezbollah Flag
    New York, NY, August 30, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in response to an “open letter” from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) suggesting that their organization has “acted numerous times … to condemn terrorism,” today released a photograph of CAIR’s executive director speaking at a podium next to a known anti-Semite and the flag of the terrorist group Hezbollah.

    Glen S. Lewy, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, National Director, issued the following statement:

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations has once again squandered an opportunity to unequivocally condemn terrorists – such as Hezbollah and Hamas – by name and to address its past affiliation with the Islamic Association for Palestine, whose ideology is rooted in virulent anti-Semitism.

    The August 29, 2007, “Open Letter from CAIR to ADL” is yet another weary tactic by CAIR’s leadership to divert attention from its troubling roots and disingenuous record. CAIR Chairman Parvez Ahmed and Executive Director Nihad Awad continue to willfully ignore legitimate questions.  Attacking ADL will not make the real issues go away.
     
    An organization that purportedly seeks to enter into dialogue with ADL should firmly denounce the anti-Semitic rhetoric and support for terror organizations that regularly occur at rallies, instead of sponsoring and joining them.

    ADL’s 94-year history supporting the civil rights of all in this country, including Muslims, and our record of teaching respect for all religions through interfaith and diversity education programs is unparalleled.  Unfortunately, CAIR has shown that it is not a legitimate partner in this vital work.

    In the attached photo released by ADL, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad is shown delivering a speech under a Hezbollah flag during a rally on April 20, 2002 in Washington, DC.  To his right stands Imam Abdul Alim Musa, the anti-Semitic head of Masjid Al Islam mosque.