Archive for June, 2007

Democratic National Committee lies about Giuliani

Friday, June 29th, 2007

by Bill Levinson

The Republicans once offered the Democratic National Committee and the National Jewish Democratic Council a deal: stop lying about us, and we’ll stop telling the truth about you. Since the DNC and NJDC are now practicing their usual forked-tongue taqqiya about Rudy Giuliani, we will simply have to tell the truth about them.
Giuliani Flip-Flops Again, This Time on Israel and Gaza Posted by Kombiz Lavasany on June 29, 2007 at 01:16 PM at Democrats.org says,

Today, in his latest flip-flop, Giuliani strained to justify his support for escalation in Iraq by saying it was a mistake for Israel to pull out of Gaza. But when Giuliani visited Israel in 2005, he praised Ariel Sharon for his plan to pull out of Gaza, saying “Sharon did things that were necessary, even when they hurt him politically or crossed his party’s ideological line.” [New York Post, 9/23/05]

We are unable to verify that Giuliani praised Ariel Sharon for his plan to pull out of Gaza, although he did use the indicated words in praising Sharon. As usual, it is easy to tell when a National Jewish Democratic Council blogger is lying; his fingers are moving over a keyboard.

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Tell Obama and Clinton What You Think

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

About Their Hate Group Connections

by Bill Levinson

We spoke to the Obama campaign about David Ploufe’s most recent request for support, despite our previous statements that we cannot possibly support an individual who consorts openly with prominent anti-Semites and racists like Al Sharpton, and donors like Allan Houston of “Christ Killers” fame. We received excuses to the effect that Sharpton does many things other than provoke violence against Jews and white people (sort of like saying that the Grand Wizard of the Klan coaches Little League when he’s not lynching Black people), and that the Religious Right is just as bad. As far as we know, the Religious Right has never provoked violence of the kind that took place in Crown Heights and at Freddy’s Fashion Mart, but we digress. Our key observation is that many of the volunteers at Obama and Clinton headquarters are probably too young to remember exactly what Al Sharpton is. We encourage our readers to call them and educate them.

Obama: (866) 675-2008
Clinton: 703-469-2008 (main), 515-282-5307 (Iowa), 603-634-4455 (New Hampshire), 212-213-3717 (New York)

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American Intifada

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

by Daniel Pipes*

Note to the reader: All quotations contained in this article and all references to events before June 2007 are genuine. All references to future events are, obviously, fictional. The sentences in square brackets did not appear in the print version.

In retrospect, there were plenty of hints about the war that so abruptly broke out on June 19, 2008.

First, there were the overt verbal threats. Hatem Bazian, senior lecturer of Islamic Studies at the University of California-Berkeley, announced to a rally in April 2004 that the time had come for mass violence, an intifada, in the United States. “We’re sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed [by U.S. forces], and it’s about time that we have an intifada in this country that change fundamentally the political dynamics in here.”

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National Jewish Democratic Council: “The Messiah is a Democrat”

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

by Bill Levinson

The National Jewish Democratic Council (double oxymoron, there is little either Jewish or Democratic about it) just published a fascinating guest column by NJDC activist Steve Sheffey. We thought we had seen every conceivable form of chutzpah, but this takes the prize for all time shamelessness:

So I say to my Republican friends, continue to vote Republican if you want to, but remember: When the Messiah comes, it’s 87% likely that he’ll be a Democrat.

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NJDC on “White, Evangelical Christians”

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

by Bill Levinson

The National Jewish Democratic Council’s contempt for Christians is well known, as shown by the content of its “Bubbie” videos. It seems that NJDC head Ira Forman, who last year whitewashed MoveOn.org’s anti-Semitic hate speech, has a problem with “white evangelical Christians.” Res ipsa loquitur, the thing speaks for itself.

“Orthodox voters may not be as liberal as other American Jews, but they certainly don’t look like white evangelical Christians in their political views,” said Ira Forman, executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

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Where prejudice reigns, justice goes out the window

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

By Caennech Ó Sullibhain

The recent rash of house fires in Val-David, Quebec beginning June 2, 2007, was aimed at the Hasidic Jewish community. I don’t think that in this case it was anti-Israeli, or if the word anti-Semitic will do, or that it was the work of someone from the Middle East.

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A Smile That Might Well Have Lit Up The World

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

A personal, historical vignette

By Cainnech Ó Sullibhain

In December 1963, the ship that I served on was carrying some general cargo destined for Tanganyika, East Africa. The freight was part of an aid package for Tanganyika from the Commonwealth Colombo Plan in Britain.

When we headed downriver and anchored beside an old German fort, I knew we were in the wilds. My first thought was to get ashore somehow and reach a place where I might get some decent food, or so I thought. I got ashore by a small dinghy and made my way through the jungle. This area was well known for lions, so I was a bit wary of where I was going. Coming out of a clearing I reached what seemed like a road and was walking to who knows where, when a big lorry came by carrying some goods for the main town. As it happened the African driver of the lorry stopped and wished me: “Jambo Bwana!” (Greetings Sir!), to which I replied “Jambo” in return. I got a lift with him.

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What Really Happened in the Middle East

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Click on the image below to get a dose of reality on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict — What Really Happened in the Middle East, from David Horowitz:

What Really Happened in the Middle East...

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Two Palestines, Anyone?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

by Daniel Pipes*

The Hamas victory over Fatah in Gaza on June 14 has great importance for Palestinians, for the Islamist movement, and for the United States. It has rather less significance for Israel.

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A One or Four State Solution

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

by Steven Shamrak

After the WW1, following the collapse of Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations, in order to facilitate the transition to independent states, created many mandate-governed areas in the Middle East and Central Asia. As a result, countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon and others were created. The same principle was intended for the creation of a Jewish state when the United Kingdom (UK) was given guardianship of the Palestinian Mandate.

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It’s Hard to be an Arab

Monday, June 18th, 2007

By Barry Rubin

Once, many years ago, I stood outside the door of a Middle East Studies Association meeting addressed by the late Edward Said as he thundered against those he deemed “the enemies of the Arabs.” He even provided a list of names. Strange it was to think this was supposedly an academic meeting, not a rally of some extremist totalitarian political party.

Supposedly, there are those who love the Arabs and their cause and those who hate them. It is common to see the “supporters” as those who extol or apologize for the dictatorships that oppress Arab peoples; the “resistance” which blows them up; steals their children to be suicide bombers or fighters in futile battles; radicals who urge them to fight to the death; and journalists who make good livings by lying to them.

Pretty ironic, isn’t it?

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Deciphering Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Revisionism

Monday, June 18th, 2007

by George Michael*

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went beyond previous rhetorical attacks on the United States and Israel when, on December 14, 2005, he suggested that the Holocaust was a myth. Many European officials, among Iran’s most lucrative trading partners, were outraged. The German government, for example, condemned his remarks and defended Israel’s right to exist.[1] Then, on December 11 and 12, 2006, the Iranian foreign ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies convened a conference promoting Holocaust denial, attended by sixty-seven participants from thirty countries.[2] The fact that a head of state would endorse such a contrarian movement may seem remarkable but, for the Islamic Republic’s leadership, it is a deliberate, strategic decision. Not only does the Iranian regime believe that Holocaust denial can propel it into a position of leadership among Islamic countries, but the Iranian regime and Holocaust revisionists have found their relationship to be symbiotic. Each believes a Jewish cabal controls Washington decision-making.[3] Holocaust denial further binds disparate groups who share a critique of Jews and Zionism.

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Samarra: Symbol of Islam’s Great Divide

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

There can be no “negotiated” settlement between radical Islam and outsiders (infidels). The horrific war raging inside Islam is proof positive. Muslim versus Muslim terrorism confirms that Islam hates itself as much as, or more than, it does the Western World. Democratic leaders have ignored this internal Muslim conflict, choosing a peevish course, and misguidedly called our conflict with Islam a “war on terror.” They have forgotten the sacrifices required for victory in WWII. (Could we have “negotiated” with Kamikazes?) I fear that moderate Muslims will be unable to get Islam’s house into order near-term, leaving a solution to be forced on the radicals by the West. Consequently, our war of wars will last decades, not just years.

Experts like Daniel Pipes have pointed out in these pages the foolishness of calling the current global conflict a “war on terror”:

…it must be remembered that terrorism is just a tactic. As Pipes made clear, we did not call World War II the “war against surprise attacks” in response to Pearl Harbor. …

Dr. Steve Carol wrote here that “war against Islamo-fascism” is an appropriate term:

…The pairing of the two words “Islamic” and “fascism” conveys a precise message: the old fascism is back, but driven by a radical fundamentalist creed of Islam. …

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The Birth of Hamastan

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

By Fern Sidman

According to breaking new reports from Gaza, the escalation of infighting between Hamas and Fatah forces has reached a zenith, with Hamas claiming victory after conducting a series of execution style killings of Fatah members. Over 80 Palestinian terrorists have been killed in Hamas-Fatah factional fighting since Sunday. Hamas declared that it had taken control of the town of Rafiah in southern Gaza after blowing up the Fatah headquarters there. All of northern Gaza is already under Hamas control. According to an Arutz Sheva report of 6/14/07, “Fatah was beaten so badly that Egyptian reports said 40 PA officers broke through the Gaza-Egypt border fence and fled to Sinai for safety. The Hamas-affiliated Popular Resistance Committee announced Thursday that it had taken control of the border to prevent weapons smuggling (to Fatah) and mass emigration by local Gazans.”

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BBC apologizes for naming Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Friday, June 15th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

The BBC adheres to journalistic integrity unless, of course, the subject involves Israel:

The BBC apologized this week for referring to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and promised not to repeat “the mistake,” following a complaint by four British organizations.

Arab Media Watch, Muslim Public Affairs Committee, Friends of Al-Aksa and the Institute of Islamic Political Thought sent a joint complaint to the BBC after a presenter on its Football Focus program on March 24 mentioned that Jerusalem was Israel’s capital and “historic soul.” …

Oy, such a faux pax — except for the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. There’s no shortage of anti-Semitism in the UK these days among both media and academic types.

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