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Posted on May 6, 2012, 8:02:36 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155465

Exclusive Video- Prof. Netanyahu: Jews Should 'Fight' for Israel

In an exclusive and rare video, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu says that Jews need to fight to keep Jerusalem united.


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By Elad Benari
First Publish: 5/6/2012, 9:44 AM

Professor Benzion Netanyahu, father of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who died last week at the age of 102, was known for his right-wing views and for his Zionism.

His values are reflected in the following exclusive and rare video, which was forwarded to Arutz Sheva by the Keep Jerusalem - Im Eshkachech organization.

Keep Jerusalem - Im Eshkachech works toward keeping Jerusalem united under Israeli sovereignty. The organization believes that through re-educating the public with accurate up to date facts, Jerusalem, the city synonymous with the identity of the Jewish people, can regain the public's support and remain unified under Israeli sovereignty.

The video sent by the organization to Arutz Sheva is possibly the last video interview done with Prof. Netanyahu. The interview was conducted at the end of 2010 when Prof. Netanyahu agreed to join Keep Jerusalem's advisory board. Chaim Silberstein, Founder and President of Keep Jerusalem, interviewed him and asked him for his thoughts on keeping Jerusalem united.


Prof. Netanyahu says in the video that giving up eastern Jerusalem to the Arabs "weakens the people of Israel in the Land of Israel."

He adds, "It weakens Israel in that it doesn't control the entire area. It only controls half of the area, and the other half of the area goes to the Arabs. That encourages them to fight for the second half."

When asked by Silberstein what solution he would suggest on the subject of Jerusalem, Netanyahu says that "the solution is to enlist the Jewish people to fight for the wholeness of Jewish Jerusalem."

Silberstein then asks, "Fight in what way? Physically fight? Using war, using military means?" Netanyahu responds, "If that's what's needed, then also through war."

Netanyahu also says that it is a mission to educate people about eastern Jerusalem, and says that Keep Jerusalem should not "go to people who have already been there a hundred times. Go to people who haven't been there even once."

Posted on May 6, 2012, 8:06:51 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Medad - More Disinventivity Reported
Yisrael Medad..
My Right Word..
05 May '12..

Reported

Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic movement in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 [i.e., Israel]...During an exclusive interview with the PIC on Saturday, Sheikh Salah asserted that the occupation is trying hard to judaize Jerusalem and build the alleged temple...

"Alleged"?

Maybe he is an alleged sheikh?

And to think the Romans went to all that trouble and built an arch showing them removing appurtenances from the alleged Temple they destroyed.

Link: http://myrightword.blogspot.com/2012/05/more-disinventivity.html

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012, 8:21:46 AM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
It seems that whatever other religions do with their religious sites, the Muslims like to take over then Islamicize it and make it theirs which of course in their minds shows the victory of Islam over the other religions.

Posted on May 6, 2012, 8:24:17 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Part 1

Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sherman - `Haaretz' vs the Jews
Martin Sherman..
Into the Fray/JPost..
04 May '12..

Part 1

Independence Day is not a holiday for Israeli Arabs. Sixtyfour years ago, they lost their land and their national honor... [their aversion to] the national anthem "Hatikva" - which talks of "a Jewish soul yearning" - should serve as an incentive for devising symbols and events with which all Israeli citizens can identify without being false to themselves. - Haaretz editorial, April 27

And the two words that are the most important are "Nefesh Yehudi" [A Jewish soul]". When I hear those two words I know why I am here. I know what I am doing here. - An oleh in an Independence Day interview on the significance of "Hatikva" - April 26

It is not often that I find myself disagreeing with The Jerusalem Post's Caroline B. Glick. Indeed, for many years I have had nothing but the highest regard for her intrepid and articulate defense of Israel and Zionist ideals.

However, I am compelled to dispute the views articulated in her last column, "Post-Zionism is so 1990s," in which she appears to convey the view that the threat of post-Zionism has waned into insignificance, or at least receded into obsolescence.

Regrettably, this claim is misplaced and misleading, and although I sincerely wish she were right, I fear that her analysis is unrealistically optimistic and gravely underestimates the true danger.

Post-Zionism more pervasive than ever

The advance of post-Zionism is arguably the greatest menace confronting the Zionist endeavor today, everything it stands for, everything it has accomplished and everything it strives to accomplish. It is imperative not to be lulled into a false sense of security.

I would, therefore, counsel caution before assigning any real significance to the fact that public events in Israel are conducted with greater decorum today relative to the 1990s when, as Glick points out, they tended to be more frivolous, irreligious and disrespectful of Jewish history, culture and heritage.

Despite deceptive appearances, post-Zionism is more pervasive and pernicious than ever.

Seemingly impervious to reality that has repeatedly refuted its doctrine, post-Zionism is hammering on the doors of the mainstream Israeli establishment - and gaining increasingly frequent access. What was unthinkably seditious - indeed legally punishable - barely a generation ago is now fashionably avant garde.

Post-Zionism and the Left

Glick writes: "Despite their best efforts, Netanyahu remains in power and the Left can't get any traction with the public...."

While this is accurate, the crucial question is how has this affected the party platforms and the conduct of policy?

Two things are worth noting. First, Glick appears to equate the Left and "those who are interested in forcing Israel to make more concessions to the Palestinians" with the phenomenon of post-Zionism.

Clearly, such a "one-size-fits-all" categorization would raise howls of protest from many who would object to branding as "post-Zionists" an array of prominent figures who played central roles in forging the history of Zionism, yet advocated territorial compromise.

However, while lumping all "left-wing" elements into a monolithic ideo-political post-Zionist grouping may be going a little too far, it must be recognized that there is a seamless symbiosis between the self-professed Zionist- Left and the self-confessed post-Zionist radicals.

This facilitates an almost "frictionless" migration and cross-fertilization of political philosophies and policy proposals between these groups.

In turn, this has generated a deceptive ambivalence that often blurs the ideological distinction between the two, making the transition from the one to the other almost imperceptible.

Ideological obliteration of the `Right'

The repercussions of this "quasi-equivalence" have been profound and pernicious, resulting in an overwhelming leftward deformation of the Israeli polity and the ideological obliteration of the "Right" - which leads me to the second thing I wish to note.

Glick's observation regarding Binyamin Netanyahu's ability to stay prime minister, and the Left's inability to gain electoral traction - while seemingly true - obscures a far more ominous reality.

For although Netanyahu has indeed managed to retain power, he has adopted policies that are far more concessionary (i.e. leftish) than even Oslo peace laureate Yitzhak Rabin, who was excoriated by the Right for betraying the Zionist ethos, ever dreamed of offering the Palestinians.

Moreover, while it is correct that in terms of parliamentary representation, parties labeled "left-wing" may have been diminished, the parties labeled "right-wing" have largely adopted their "left-wing" agenda.

An astonishing spectacle is unfolding before us, with the ostensibly "right-wing" Likud exhorting the Palestinians to enter into negotiations over a proposed settlement which it itself vehemently rejected not long ago as excessively concessionary - this at a time when all the Likud's previous reservations are being proved correct.

If that were not enough, the head of Kadima, the main opposition party (established by once super-hawk Arik Sharon, together with once super-hawk Tzachi Hanegbi), ex-Likud defense minister Shaul Mofaz, has declared, a priori, that he would accede to 100% of the Palestinian territorial demands - all this before engaging in negotiations with them.

So while the formal party-affiliated representation of the Left in the Knesset has been reduced, the substantive ideological representation of its dovish political doctrine has acquired overwhelming dominance.

Apart from the marginal fringes of the Right, almost all the parliamentary factions have platforms not only far more dovish than the anti-Oslo Likud platform of the 1990s, but even more dovish than the pro-Oslo Labor vision as laid out by Rabin in his last Knesset address in 1995.

Since the 1990s, the political system has, for all intents and purposes, been gutted of any assertive Zionist party platforms that reject the bogus Palestinian narrative - which is, in large measure, the sine non qua of the post- Zionist credo.

Posted on May 6, 2012, 8:26:15 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Part 2

Size doesn't matter

A deeply disturbing trend is emerging before our eyes: Almost the entire gamut of mainstream political parties has - with varying degrees of reluctance/enthusiasm - accepted the basic tenets of the Palestinian narrative, which negate the Zionist narrative. In doing so, they have opened the door of respectability to post-Zionism, and laid down a red carpet for its access to all the vestiges of the Israeli establishment.

So while Glick is correct in asserting that "the Left" and its post-Zionist affiliates have garnered only marginal public support, this is one instance in which "size doesn't matter." For they do not need to win elections to effectively impose their rule on the country - or at least to prevent their ideological rivals from implementing theirs.

No matter what the results at the polls, the Left and its more radical ideological co-travelers can promote their agenda and impede that of their pro-Zionist adversaries through their dominance of the legal establishment, the media and much of academia.

Recent decades are replete with infuriating examples of how an insignificant minority view has been imposed on the nation by means of an ideologically biased judiciary, ruling in favor of PC (Palestinian-compliant) petitions, brought before it by radical left-wing NGOs, generously funded by foreign sovereign sources, and accompanied by massive media hype.

Attempts by the parliamentary majority to redress this deformation of the democratic process have been met with furious - and largely successful - resistance.

Legislative initiatives designed to enhance financial transparency of tax-exempt NGOs, and to address accelerating erosion of the credibility of the judiciary were foiled - almost incredibly with Likud-led government complicity - because they would - wait for it... undermine democratic governance.

The voice of post-Zionism

Having eviscerated the Zionist political parties of any resolve and self-confidence, and emboldened by the reticent response of their adversaries, the post-Zionists have set their sights on the symbols of Jewish sovereignty. They have turned the focus of their assault away from the political front lines to the conceptual hinterland and to the spiritual roots of the Zionist movement.

In this sinister enterprise, their lack of electoral support should not be taken as a measure of their reach. They have other means to amplify the volume of their voice and the efficacy of their message.

A major element of this assault is being conducted via Haaretz. In a string of recent editorials and a barrage of opinion columns, it has sallied forth with an overt drive to eradicate references to the Jewish character of the foundational ethos of Israel.

Consider the following editorial headlines:

* "Israel should consider altering its anthem to include non-Jews" (March 2)

* "Israel needs an anthem that represents Arabs and Jews" (March 12)

* "Israel needs national symbols all citizens can identify with" (April 27)

Ostensibly, the objective is to redraft the trappings of public life to allow the Arab minority to identify with, and participate in, state-related activities, ceremonies and celebrations. However, it takes little analytical effort to discover that this is but a flimsy veneer concealing a unambiguous campaign for the conversion of Israel from the "nation-state of the Jews" to "a-state-of-all-its-citizens."

Posted on May 6, 2012, 8:28:44 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Part 3

Assuaging Arab regret

The current focus of attack is the wording of the national anthem, "Hatikva," which Haaretz tells us, "ignore[s] the existence of an Arab minority in the State of Israel - a minority for whom this land is also their land."

According to the paper, "No Arab citizen who had any self-respect, political awareness or national consciousness could sing these words without committing the sins of hypocrisy and falsehood."

Elsewhere, we are told why this is so: "Independence Day is not a holiday for Israeli Arabs. Sixty-four years ago, they lost their land and their national honor."

I am trying to get my head around this. Is one of the nation's major newspapers really calling on the public not only to understand the sorrow the Arab minority feels that the genocidal attempt of its ethnic-kinfolk to obliterate the Jewish population failed, but to take far-reaching steps to accommodate this sadness?

Really?

How are we to assuage their melancholy at having "lost their land and national honor" in their failed Judeocidal effort? Are Jews really expected to forgo the victory and to suppress the expression of their national identity to alleviate the discomfort of the defeated? One cannot but wonder what the consequences would have been had the fortunes of war been reversed? And how are we to restore their "national honor" (much less their `land") - or to compensate them for their loss - without de-Judaizing Israel and deconstructing the Zionist ethos.

But that is what the post-Zionists are really aiming at. However, to achieve this goal of dismantling the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jews, they first have to achieve an intermediate goal: to decouple Israel from its Jewishness, to denude, and then break, the bond of kinship between the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

Hence the assault on the Jewish emblems - first the anthem, next the flag, then the Law of Return. After all, why should the Jewish Diaspora have unfettered access to the country and not the Palestinian diaspora?

This is a question the post-Zionists - and Haaretz - will doubtless be raising soon in editorials.

The nature of nations

Nations are not a mere amalgam of people who happen to inhabit a piece of real estate. As the liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill observes, to function as a nation populations need to feel "united among themselves by common sympathies which do not exist between them and any others.... The strongest of all [these common sympathies] is identity of political antecedents; the possession of a national history, and consequent community of recollections; collective pride and humiliation, pleasure and regret, connected with the same incidents in the past."

So how do post-Zionists propose to generate a new sense of "pan-Israeli" nationality when one segment of the population sees in the 1948 Jewish victory a reason for pride and pleasure while another segment sees it as a source of regret and humiliation?

The members of the Arab community in Israel made a call in 1948. They elected to throw their lot in with a Jewish - repeat Jewish - state. They could have left, as did many of their kin. They can leave today if they feel they cannot identify with the fabric of national life here.

They can follow the example of many Israeli citizens who came here from economically developed nations, precisely because they felt their national affiliation was not with their country of birth, but with the Jewish homeland.

Arabs in Israel who feel their national identity is incompatible with political realities and the conduct of public life have many options. Demanding that the victors relinquish their ethos to accommodate the defeated is not one.

This must be made clear - for any ambiguity will herald great tragedy.

Link: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=268649

Posted on May 6, 2012, 10:49:14 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155505

Syria Moving Scuds to Israel, Turkey Borders - Report

Jordanian news site says western spy satellites show hundreds of Scud launchers moving south and north.


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By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/6/2012, 6:49 PM

Jordanian news site Ahbar Baladna reports that western spy satellites have recently spotted movements of Syrian heavy missile launchers northward and southward, toward Syria's borders with Turkey and Israel.

The site says hundreds of high-caliber launchers are being moved, and that these could only be long range Scud missile launchers.

Syria has threatened in the past that in the event of foreign military intervention on its soil, it will not hesitate to fire missiles at Israel and Turkey in order to ignite a large scale regional war.

Turkish and French officials said ten days ago they were mulling a potential military intervention in Syria, where civil war has been raging for 14 months.

"In the face of developments in Syria, we are taking into consideration any kind of possibility in line with our national security and interests," Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu told parliament during a briefing to lawmakers.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012, 10:54:52 AM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
So someone gets you angry and you go after someone else who has absolutely nothing to do with your problem. Typical Arab logic, or lack of it. What these Arabs have to learn is to direct their hate towards the people that got them angry. Israel has nothing to do with the events in Syria. I only hope that if the Syrians do launch against Israel, Israel makes an example out of them to the point of killing Assad and the rest of the sickos.

Posted on May 6, 2012, 10:56:18 AM PDT
William B says:
Lorraine's excellent adventure:

Trial of Israel boycott backers begins in Australia
May 3, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) - The trial of 19 pro-Palestinian protesters backing an Israel boycott began in Australia.

The defendants in the trial that started Tuesday in Melbourne Magistrates Court took part in a demonstration that turned violent last July outside an Israeli chocolatier Max Brenner shop in Melbourne. Three policemen were injured in the fracas.

The charges against the defendants, many of whom are aligned with far-left Socialist and pro-Palestinian organizations, include trespassing and assault. One of the protesters is a Melbourne Jew.

The protest was part of a broader boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Max Brenner stores located in Australia's major cities. Activists targeted the chocolate shop chain, owned by the Strauss Group, because it supplies the Israeli army.

Protesters demonstrated on the steps of the courthouse, with some of them taping their mouths shut and others binding their hands with Israeli flags, the Australian Jewish News reported.

The trial is expected to last several weeks.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012, 12:11:52 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
Typical Australian logic, but we have seen Australians here before. Remember many Australians are educated in the home and it shows. Why send your child to school when you can educate him yourself?

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012, 12:35:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 7, 2012, 12:34:33 PM PDT
Aluf B. says:
Sixties:
Shavua Tov:
In retrospect, then Titus arch is a wealth of information. We were not allowed to pass through it,due to the sense of failure to win over the Romans. In retrospect, too, those who fought against the Romans though that it would be easy as when they fought the Greeks- now celebrated in Hanukkah. Yet, the Greek kingdom was in disarray, and the Romans still had much more power in their hands. Stupid Maccabees brothers who invited the Romans to decide who should be king among these two brothers. Otherwise, the Romans would have never occupied the land. More proof then that it is ours. Thank you for the reminder,

Rachel

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012, 12:41:48 PM PDT
Aluf B. says:
J Schwarz:
patrick is also Australian, and fortunately he is sane, he doesn't follow the common Australian logic, but his own and he is not only logical but educated. So let us be carefuil not to blanket everybody.

Rachel

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012, 12:52:32 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
Well two out of three does not make a rule. I have to revisit my statistics book.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012, 1:06:57 PM PDT
Aluf B. says:
J. Schwarz:

:-)

Rachel

Posted on May 6, 2012, 6:18:32 PM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155481

Jewish, Israeli Students Attacked at Toulouse University

President of French Jewish student organization called on the University of Toulouse to combat anti-Semitism after anti-Semitic protests.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 5/6/2012, 9:41 AM

The president of the French Jewish student organization has called on the University of Toulouse to combat anti-Semitism after a dialogue conducted by Israeli students last week was disrupted by protests' hateful threats and chants.

The incident, which occurred on April 25, came approximately one month following the murder of three Jewish students and a rabbi by an Islamic terrorist in Toulouse.

The delegation of Israeli students from a non-political organization were midway through a tour of French universities and had held successful events in Lille and Lyon before visiting Le Mirail campus, in the area where the Toulouse gunman Mohammed Merah grew up.

They were at a stall on the campus and were handing out leaflets and speaking to students when a group of protesters arrived and began shouting at them through a megaphone.

"They began shouting anti-Israel slogans and saying that Israel was a criminal state," said Sacha Reingewitz, vice president of the UEJF. "They said Jews should be exterminated and that Israel commits genocide."

The protesters demanded that the Israeli group remove the Israeli flag from their stall and when the group refused, they took it down by force.

"Security had to intervene - it was very upsetting," said Mr Reingewitz. "The protesters were saying 'get out of here' and they sang an antisemitic slogan in Arabic: Khaybar Khaybar is Yahud, Jaysh Muhammad sawfa ya'ud" (Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad will return)."

After security removed the protesters the event continued, but Mr Reingewitz said the Israeli visitors were "very shaken," The Jewish Chronicle reported.

"They did not expect this at all," he said. "They were very distressed. They were obviously willing to have a discussion, even one that was tense, but they were not expecting anything of this sort."

The incident took place days after the first round of voting in the French presidential race.

A spokeswoman for the Union of Jewish Students in the UK expressed support for efforts to tackle such vitriolic incidents of anti-Semitism in universities.

"No university authority should stay silent and lay dormant when events such as this occur," she said. "This week we have been touring campuses promoting Tel Aviv as a wonderful holiday destinaton and earlier this year did a similiar tour with Israeli students and did not and have not come up against anything of this nature.

"We stand firm, as proven by last week's tackling of the antisemitic incident at the NUS Conference, that antisemitism will not be tolerated in British universities and UJS would always be willling to lend a hand of support to our French or any other counterparts in tackling this issue wherever it unfortunately occurs.

"Antisemitism and hatred is universally unacceptable and there should be a zero tolerance policy for it in a university or any other environment."

Posted on May 6, 2012, 6:35:59 PM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/11604

Part 1

Op-Ed: BDS: A Case of MYTH-taken Identity


Published: Sunday, May 06, 2012 8:22 AM

This should be required reading.


Tabitha Korol
Ms. Korol, based in Ohio, USA, is the editor of Never Again Is Now, blogs at Victorious America, and Right Truth. She also writes for CAMERA.
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When one's history is so vile and violent that tolerance would be impossible, change it!

But how do you change a 14-century history if it has already occurred? Conceal it. Lie about it.

Accuse others of being offensive if they utter something that discloses the truth, that any allusion to Islamic law and history is an insult and crime against their religion. Accuse the media of indignities if they expose abhorent Islamic behavior.

Replace old textbooks with whitewashed Islamism. Create films for PBS to spread the fallacious material. Usurp another's history and take their identity; lay claim to their prophets and artifacts and rename areas to substantiate new myths. Promote, publicize, and train the youth to relinquish their lives in order to spread the word "for the greater good."

Muslims annex and destroy worship places to validate their new myths. Their historical revisionism uses ideology, policy and strategy to completely refute any connection between the original people and their previous homeland, just as they destroyed and covered over the histories of Zoroastrians, Buddhists, Hindus, and Coptic Christians, and are now killing Christians and burning churches to the ground in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, an increase of 309% from 2003 and 2010.

As Muslims work to eradicate the history of Israel and the Jewish people, they replace them with a myth of Palestinian antiquity. Despite volumes of scripture from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sources, along with archaeological substantiation; ancient, medieval and modern historical documentation that verify the Jewish connection to Israel; Muslim leaders, enabled by Western antisemites of all stripes, have launched an offensive to deny Israel's legitimacy and existence.

New Islamic myths hold that Judaism's Abram, Moses, Kings David and Solomon, and Christianity's Jesus were Muslim, thereby identifying Islam's conquest and occupation as "recapture and liberation of their lands." In their own words, the Muslim Brotherhood is engaged in a "grand Jihad" with the intention of "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within."

But how can the claims be realistic if their culture bears no resemblance whatsoever to the Law of Moses, the Torah, or the teachings of Jesus? Certainly, Judaism and Christianity do not demand the inhumanity - torture, enslavement, amputation, decapitation, stoning - that Islam exhorts!

As Islamists target the smaller prey, Israel , with the assistance of the larger prey, Western civilization, we remember Winston Churchill's words, "with the hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last," but eat you he will. Denying the past includes re-identifying and renaming
Remember Winston Churchill's words, "with the hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last," but eat you he will.
areas (Judea and Samaria as the West Bank); claiming Jerusalem as theirs (although Jerusalem is mentioned 792 times in the Hebrew bible and only once In the Koran); adopting antiquities and Jewish tombs as their own; and destroying all evidence of Jewish history, just as they did with the previous cultures.

Myth: The Palestinians are the indigenous people of the area.

Repudiation: The terms Palestine, Philistia and Palestina all refer to defined areas inhabited by different peoples and cultures. There was never a political entity with defined borders and national identity known as Palestine until the British Mandatory Palestine, 1922. Arabs migrated to the area for work; most of today's Arabs can trace their ancestry to 150 years ago. Zahir Muhsein (1977) of the PLO said, "Today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people..." to oppose Zionism.

Myth: Palestinian people were the ancient non-Israelite peoples referenced in the Scriptures in the Holy Land .

Repudiation: The non-Israelites were the Philistines, Moabites, Edomites, Ammonites, Amorites, Arameans, Amalekites, Midianites and Canaanites - and other smaller tribes - of ancient Canaan . " Palestinians" did not exist in antiquity and there is no demonstrable connection between the Muslims of today and the ancient non-Israelite people of Canaan, who were decimated and uprooted by conquerors and disappeared from the face of history. The Israelites were the only ones to leave a record that survived into the modern era, and Egyptians and Mesopotamians left almost nothing.

Posted on May 6, 2012, 6:37:12 PM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Part 2

Myth: Zionists invented ancient Israel history.

Repudiation: Extra-Biblical evidence of Israel 's existence is on the Mernephtah stele, a granite slab created circa 1200 BC, referring to the Egyptian King's victory over an Israelite people in north-central Israel highlands. Continued references to Israel and Judah are seen in Assyrian, Babylonian, Aramaic and Persian texts from the 10th century BCE onward - including Koranic references.

Myth: The Temple Mount, holiest site in Judaism and claimed by Muslims to be the location on which Muhammad decended during his heavenly flight, never existed in Jerusalem and was Muslim from its origins.

Repudiation: The Supreme Moslem Council published in 1925 that the Temple Mount dates back to the ancient Israelite kingdom, and is identified beyond dispute with the site of Solomon's Temple. Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi says, that according to the Koran, it existed as a Jewish refuge at the conquest of Jerusalem by Titus, 70 AD.

Myth: Palestinian chief judge, Tayseer Tamimi, alleged that Israeli s are excavating and destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque and injecting chemicals into its foundation to dissolve the rocks.

Repudiation: The Islamic Waqf, which exercises religious sovereignty over the Temple Mount, is carrying out destructive excavations beneath and alongside the Mount since the late 1990s, damaging archaeological artifacts in Solomon's Stables, including First Temple remains, transferring 13,000 tons of excavated material into the municipal garbage dump to erase every sign, remnant and memory of its Jewish past.

In the Islamic Sunnah, Mohammed's first bow in prayer was directed at Jerusalem , but when he was rejected by the Jews, Mohammed changed the direction to Mecca , thereby nullifying any religious significance that Jeruslam might have had for Islam.

Jerusalem 's insignificance to Islam changed after Israel 's victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. Other archaeological cleansing eradicated Hebrew inscriptions at the tomb of Ezekiel and will include a new mosque; Rachel's tomb in Bethlehem is now called a mosque; Joseph's tomb in Nablus was incinerated at the start of the Second Intifada.

Myth: PM Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority declared The Dead Sea Scrolls Palestinian because they were found on territory over which Israel held no sovereignty, and were stolen by Israel during 1947-48; therefore, the scrolls are Palestinian de facto.

Repudiation: The Dead Sea Scrolls are 1000 years older than any Old Testament manuscripts ever found, dating back to the Second Temple (destroyed 70 CE). Some have been identified as 19 copies of the Book of Isaiah, 25 copies of Deuteronomy, 30 copies of Psalms (including new ones attributed to King David and Joshua). The Palestinians did not exist before 1993 and therefore had no legal sovereignty over the Dead Sea region where the scrolls were found, and they were later purchased by Israel.

Myth: Another self-hating-Jewish collaborator, Karen Friedemann, falsifying history for the Khaleej Times, wrote that analysis of Jewish DNA indicates males were of Eastern Europe and non-Levantine Southwest Asian origin; females, of Eastern Europeans.

Repudiation: Recent genetic research shows Jews of Israel (except Ethiopians and Indians) trace back to Middle East origin; an NYU study links them to the Near East ( Syria , Lebanon , Israel ). Researchers from eight countries examined 600,000 genomic markers, and descendants of 14 Diaspora Jewish communities. The Palestinian assertions are thoroughly contradicted.

For their goal of genocide against Israel to work, they have to continue their lies and jihad to "regain" the land. They need to deconstruct Israel ; disconnect Jews from Judaism, their homeland and their history; and continue with their fictional Palestinian lie, reflected in their Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions message of deceit, "End the Occupation."

We must continue to refute them intensely and forcefully.

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." - Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, 1933 -1945

Posted on May 7, 2012, 7:48:47 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Erev Tov Israel !

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155537

PA Cartoons for Children: Destroy Israel
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 5/7/2012, 2:32 PM

PA cartoon teaches children Israel is Palestine
Israel news photo courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch

The Palestinian Authority provides parents with cartoons that teach children to destroy Israel, even though PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has said that evidence of incitement against Israel is outdated.

The Palestine Media Watch (PMW) has published and translated a recent article from the official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, complete with a cartoon of a mother saying to her children, under the word "Palestine," "This is your bride...When you grow up you will know the dowry."

The cartoon includes a map showing that all of Israel is Palestinian Authority territory.

Palestinian Media Watch has reported dozens of examples of incitement, one of the more recent ones a speech by Minister of Social Affairs Majida Al-Masri that unity between Fatah and Hamas is needed for "the liberation of Palestine - all of Palestine."

One cartoon shows Fatah and Hamas "fighters" joined together to form the shape of the map of Israel, with a Palestinian Authority flag above the map.

Abbas has told American officials that examples of incitement against Israel are outdated and also has continued to state that he wants an independent Palestinian Authority country alongside Israel.

The Palestinian Authority is committed by previous agreements to halt incitement, and several key U.S. Congressmen have highlighted school text books that continue to encourage terrorism and the denial of Jewish rights to any part of Israel.

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Monday, May 7, 2012Jews Celebrate Lag B'Omer This Week.
How was it commemorated 90 years ago?

Meron and tomb of Shimon BarYochai
(circa 1930)
 Wednesday evening Jews around the world will celebrate Lag B'Omer, the end of a month-long mourning period when traditional Jews refrain from weddings or joyous gatherings. The mourning remembers the thousands of students of Rabbi Akiva, a reknowned spiritual leader at the time of the Talmud. They died in a great plague that ended on Lag B'Omer. 

The tomb on the hill (enlarged)
 
Dancing at the Meron tomb (Central Zionist Archives,
Harvard Library, 1925)

In Israel, Lag B'Omer is celebrated with bonfires, hikes along nature trails, and gatherings at the tombs of of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the Galilee town of Meron and of Shimon the Just (Hatzaddik) in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Bar Yochai, a student of Rabbi Akiva's, was known for his opposition to the Roman rule in the Land of Israel. He and his son were forced to flee to the Galilee where they hid in a cave for 12 years. Lag B'Omer is the day of his death, but it is actually celebrated in recognition of the Torah teachings he gave over to his students.

Hundreds of thousands of celebrants are expected to visit Shimon Bar Yochai's tomb in Meron by Wednesday night.

Shimon Hatzaddik was a High Priest of the second Temple in Jerusalem for 40 years.

Jewish women praying at the Shimon
Hatzaddik tomb (Central Zionist
Archives, Harvard Library, c. 1930)


Jews gathered at Shimon Hatzaddik's tomb in Sheikh Jarrah,
Jerusalem (Central Zionist Archives, Harvard Library,
c. 1930)

According to Jewish tradition, Shimon clothed himself in his High Priest's vestments to receive Alexander the Great as he marched toward Jerusalem. Alexander stepped from his chariot and bowed to Shimon, who, he said, had appeared to him in a dream predicting his victories.
  

Children's Lag B'Omer procession
near Shimon Hatzaddik's tomb (1918)


Shimon Hatzaddik's tomb today
Many traditional Jews who cannot travel to Meron in the Galilee celebrate Lag B'Omer at Shimon Hatzaddik's tomb located in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in northern Jerusalem.

Jewish homes around the tomb had to be evacuated in the 1948 fighting. In recent years Jewish families have returned to the neighborhood.

Posted on May 7, 2012, 7:56:58 AM PDT
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Jewish Initiative Provides Hunger Relief to Children in India

Jews from around the world will participate in a hunger relief project aimed to benefit disadvantaged children in India.

By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 5/7/2012, 5:54 PM

Volunteer prepares food packages
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Jews from around the world will participate in a hunger relief project aimed to benefit disadvantaged children in India, The Hindustan Times reported.

The Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM), an initiative that is scheduled to begin in June, will gather around 20 Jewish volunteers who will cook meals and teach basic levels of English and Mathematics to underprivileged children.

The Jewish volunteers will also introduce the children to the world of technology.

Volunteers will subsequently learn about Indian culture and Jewish history in India.

"The programme plans to cover about 500 children spread across 20 centres. We will promote literacy among these children and it's a good thing that the children will be introduced to proper nutrition" said Dr Trevor Miranda, director of Reach Education Action Program (REAP), a city-based non-government organization.

Jacob Sztokman, an Israeli who is collaborating with REAP for this project, is organizing a group of volunteers from his community to take part in the mission.

Sztokman said he decided to become involved in the initiative after seeing the plight of the impoverished children, following his visit to the city last year.

Posted on May 7, 2012, 9:40:56 AM PDT
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Op-Ed: Islam in Africa: The Invisible Genocide of Christians
Published: Monday, May 07, 2012 9:38 AM

The UN does nothing, the world is silent, and most Western citizens, who know little about Africa, do not know it is happening. The goal is creating a big African-Islamic continent. Christians must be killed or expelled.

Giulio Meotti
The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.

Fom Nigeria to Sudan, it is raging, the "Odium Fidei", the war of religion.

A genocide epitomized not by the images of Sydney Pollack's "Out of Africa", which presents a continent that is rich and attractive, but by the Nigerian village of Dogo Nahawa, where Islamists, armed with machetes, killed 300 Christians, mostly women and children.

The Nigerian Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature, Wole Soyinka, called them "the butchers of Nigeria".

It's an invisible genocide where sadistic killers slaughter and execute thousands of Christians.

According to Philip Jenkins, a leading expert on Christianity, in Nigeria, what is at stake is the balance between Islam and Christianity. It's the largest Muslim country of Africa, a global leader in oil production and a country where the future of religious cohexistence is precarious, since the country is divided in a half between Islam and Christianity.

The Islamic conquest of Africa began in the seventh century, when the Umayyads spread the faith in the Mediterranean lands which had long been Byzantine. But in deeper Africa, the penetration was difficult and for centuries Islam was unable to climb over the Horn of Africa.

Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania are already 90 percent Islamized.
Now, with modern methods of warfare, we are witnessing a wave of Islamization with unforeseeable, tragic consequences. The "Islamic project" is trying to build a unique `adan' (Islamic call for prayer) from the Libyan minarets to the Juma Mosque in Durban, South Africa.

Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania are already 90 percent Islamized, the rate decreases as one moves downward, reaching nine per cent in South Africa and almost none in the rest of the southern region - so far.

The goal is creating a big African-Islamic continent. Christians must be killed or expelled.

On January 3, the Islamic groups issued an ultimatum to the Christian community in Nigeria: "You have three days to leave, or you'll die".

If on Darfur there was some mobilization in favor of the victims, who cared about the campaigns of extermination sustained by the Christians in Sudan and Nigeria?

The West doesn't hear the cry of these pariahs, trying to atone for its colonial past by not intervening.

In South Kordofan, Sudan, Christians are still subjected to bombardment, targeted killings, the kidnapping of children, forced conversions.

Over 13,750 Christians have been killed by Muslims in northern Nigeria since the introduction of Sharia laws in 2001.

If the Islamists are dreaming of an Arab caliphate from the Atlantic to the Suez Canal, south of Sahara, Islam is conquering cities and entire populations. It's collapsing the historical dividing line along the sixteenth parallel, which divided the land of the Cross from the land of the Koran.

All that remains of the "dar al harb", land of war, must become "Dar al Islam", land of Islam.

According to the NGO Open Doors, in the northern states that have adopted Sharia law, five million Christians are under severe repression. Islam has planted the idea that the Muslim religion is "original in Nigeria" and that the spread of Christianity is "a threat", "an enemy to destroy".

The troubles in Nigeria began back with the Kano riots of 1980, when a Muslim leader named Marwa Muhamadu said to the young people that whoever wore a cross or expensive clothes was an "infidel".

The election of Miss World in Abuja in 2002 lit the fire of jihad in a haystack, leaving 200 dead on the ground and 10.000 Christians fleeing.

From the Gulf of Guinea to the Red Sea, via northern Nigeria, Sudan and Somalia, Sharia has become the only law in many regions. Today Islam is the first religion in a dozen of African countries.

A year ago, the Nigerian police stopped a shipment of arms directed to the Hisba, the movement that seeks to impose Islamic law in northern Nigeria, and to the faction of Boko Haram.

The cargo came from Tehran, part of the "Africa Plan" launched by the mullahs to expand Iran's influence in the continent by supporting Islamic governments and groups. These terror groups use guns, gasoline bombs and machetes, they shout "Allahu akbar" ("God is great") while launching attacks on citizens.

They have so far focused on killing Christian clerics, politicians, students, policemen, and soldiers, as well as Muslim clerics who condemn their mayhem. 500 Christians have been killed since last December. 300 churches have been demolished.

The case of the Anglican Rev. Seth Saleh, in Zamfara, is emblematic. In 2003, the director of the local government knocked on his door and handed him a letter. "The governor - said the letter - informs you that your church will be demolished before his arrival in town tomorrow".

In Romain Gary's novel "The Roots of Heaven", which won the Goncourt Prize in 1956, a Muslim character says: "One day black Africa will be on our side, our religion is younger and has the power of the desert, it will eventually triumph. An Islamized Africa will be an irresistible force for the world".

A prophecy which seems about to become true. Will the world stand to prevent another Rwanda?

Posted on May 7, 2012, 10:08:30 AM PDT
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Monday, May 7, 2012
Is Islam Innately Evil? Is Islam Innately Good? Why This Debate is A Waste of Time

Is Islam Innately Evil? Is Islam Innately Good? Why This Debate is A Waste of Time

By Barry Rubin

We all know that the number of Muslims who explicitly put forward a systematically coherent moderate theology of Islam is very small. We also know that radical Islamists pretend to be moderates and fool people in the West. We also know that foolish or dishonest people in the West claim that Islam is innately moderate; that Sharia law as it will inevitably be interpreted at present is no big deal; and that the radicals are a minority, hijackers, or will soon become moderate. People must know the truth about these issues.

However, it is also true that the number of Muslims who are anti-Islamist in politics and relatively moderate in their politics and practice of Islam number in the tens and even hundreds of millions. Their motives range from liberalism through ethnic (Berber; Kurdish) or state nationalism, conservative views that do see Islamism as improper, those who find refuge in the West and want to acculturate to it, ruling groups and their supporters who don't want Islamists to cut off their heads, etc. These people are our actual or potential allies in the battle against Islamism, and we better understand that and find ways to work with them, even if we don't agree on everything.

How can we find a way to blend those two different factors and combine them into a standpoint and strategy?

At a moment when we should be analyzing existing political movements, ideas, actions, and the Western failure to meet this threat there is a wasteful, unending battle that subverts the effort to understand and explain what's happening.

In one corner, we have those who claim-and these are by far the more powerful people today, controlling academia, media, and government policies in many places-that Islam is innately good, a religion of peace. Those who are revolutionaries and terrorists simply misunderstand their own religion. Naturally, the idea that non-Muslims, who are usually quite ignorant of Islam and its history, should define Islam is ludicrous.

There are many important points the religion-of-peace crowd misses but here are five of them:

--Islam, like any religion, is subject to interpretation, which is not always the same in different times and places or among various individuals or even-in Islam's case-countries and ethnic groups. Thus, to say that the proper interpretation of Islam that is moderate and peaceful interpretation is absurd. Even to say that there are a lot of people who hold a moderate interpretation of Islam--as opposed to a conservative but anti-Islamist one--is absurd.

--If revolutionary Islamism is such a heresy why is it that it can often muster overwhelming support? Why are Islamic clerics, who know far more about Islam than the Western apologists, often supporting such a movement or at least its basic assumptions?

--There is much in Islam's main texts, historical beliefs, and history that is not at all so peaceful. In fact, the revolutionaries, as a number of scholars have ably shown, base themselves on totally authentic portions of the Koran, the hadith, and the respected commentators of the past. To divorce Islam and revolutionary Islamist political ideology is absurd. The Islamists make clear they see themselves as fulfilling religious commandments and are acting as "proper" Muslims.

To ignore the reality of Islamism's rootedness in Islam is to ensure that you are fooled by stealth Islamists, underestimate the power of the revolutionaries, and even-worst of all!-are ready to help your worst enemies.

--The idea that Islam has been "hijacked" by Islamists ignores the fact that they have a strong claim to legitimacy. They are not heretics or hijackers but contenders for power. And they may well succeed-helped by the blindness and foolish policies of the apologists-in seizing control of Islam. In fact, that seems to be happening.

--To claim there is such a thing as "moderate Islamism" is so ridiculous that it boggles the mind. Yet this is what mainstream academics, journalists, and policymakers argue without any evidence but the most superficial and easily disprove propaganda of the Islamists themselves.

This school tends to be apologetic and even to lie and conceal. By doing so, these "Islam is good" people make it impossible to have a successful foreign policy or to understand revolutionary Islamism.

(full article online)

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Diva says:
That's because she doesn't even come close to his "stuff inventing" talent.

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Aluf B. says:
Diva:
Finkelstein:
Including his mother defending her son! That is the incongruity her being a Holocaust survivor.

What bookish doesn't know is that I am a perennial student and this would not be my first time defending something. As William B. pointed out. I am just not bookish, but learned. Pun intended.
He tend to denigrate, I already learned to ameliorate the curse and this doesn't scratch my skin.
Ditto anne and company. Their no votes are their greatest accomplishments :-) Love them.

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