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Initial post: Apr 30, 2012, 6:30:00 PM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Continuing with Jeff's first thread. If you are pro Israel and would like to discuss anything about the place or the people and its history, feel welcome.
If you are annoyed that anti Israel posters come here, please either discuss the points and the issues, or ignore them altogether.

Enjoy the next 3999 posts :)

Posted on Apr 30, 2012, 6:32:54 PM PDT
Sixties Fan says:

Israeli Scientists Test New Drug for Chronic Pain

Israeli scientists have developed a new drug for chronic neuropathic pain that isn't helped by the traditional medications.

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By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 5/1/2012, 12:13 AM

Israeli scientists have developed a new drug for chronic neuropathic pain that isn't helped by the traditional medications. It will soon go to its first clinical trial.

Developed by Tel Aviv University researchers Professor Bernard Attali and Dr. Asher Peretz, "BL-7050" offers new hope to those whose pain does not respond to ibuprophen or even morphine.

The two scientists, who work in TAU's Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, targeted a group of proteins which act as a channel for potassium.

The study that led to the discovery was reported in a recent edition of the journal PNAS.

Potassium channels convey pain signals caused by nerve or tissue damage, known as neuropathic pain. When the channels don't function properly, the cells are prone to hyper-excitability, leading to neurological and cardiovascular disorders.

Taken as a pill, BL-7050 binds to and stabilizes the body's potassium channels, controlling their hyper-excitability and preventing the occurrence of pain by keeping the channels open for the outflow of potassium.

It has been licensed by Ramot, the university's technology transfer company, for development and commercialization by the Israeli biopharmaceutical development company BioLineRx.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012, 6:37:04 PM PDT
L. King says:
The Mullahs' Greatest Fear: Kim Kardashian
by David Frum Apr 24, 2012 12:30 AM EDT

Karim Sadjapour explains what most frightens Iran's mullahs, and no it is not an Israeli air strike. It's the insidious Western message of sexual emancipation.
Khamenei's vast collection of writings and speeches makes clear that the weapons of mass destruction he fears most are cultural -- more Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga than bunker busters and aircraft carriers. In other words, Tehran is threatened not only by what America does, but by what America is: a depraved, postmodern colonial power bent on achieving global cultural hegemony. America's "strategic policy," Khamenei has said, "is seeking female promiscuity."

Khamenei's words capture the paradox and perversion of modern Iran. While dropping bombs on the Iranian regime could likely prolong its shelf-life, a regime that sees women's hair as an existential threat is already well past its sell-by date.

Full article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/24/iran-mullahs.html

If they're right then here are pictures of Israel's "secret weapon": http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=1185

Posted on Apr 30, 2012, 6:38:26 PM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
(+ Video) Oh my! Beinart says it doesn't matter to him.
30 April '12..
From Martin Kramer on FB:

Peter Beinart's tale of epiphany is dubious enough. He said he was moved to write his book by a clip showing a poor Palestinian being hauled away for stealing water. So here's another Youtube, featuring members of the Palestinian's family. (Beinart, the armchair expert, never followed up on the story.) They wish Israel to be blown away altogether. Beinart says it doesn't matter to him. Guess they were just props.

A big TY to Martin Kramer for sharing another aspect of Peter Beinart's shallow grasp of the issues.


Posted on Apr 30, 2012, 7:26:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2012, 7:26:59 PM PDT
hi everyone.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012, 7:40:26 PM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
hi kbw.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012, 11:09:56 PM PDT
William B says:

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 1:49:59 AM PDT
Susanna says:
Thanks Sixties!

I think having a place to ignore "them" is great :)))

We certainly have plenty of other threads to engage them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 4:17:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 1, 2012, 4:17:46 AM PDT
jeffesq613 says:
Yes, let's try to ignore them on this thread.

Posted on May 1, 2012, 6:40:07 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Erev Tov Israel !


Tuesday, May 1, 2012Lag B'Omer Commemorated Next Week. How Was It Celebrated in Jerusalem 90 Years Ago?

Updating an earlier posting. The Library of Congress is reading our postings
The Enigmatic Photograph from the Library of Congress:
A Jewish Children's Parade a Long Time Ago

Many questions: Who, Why, Where?
A short version of this item appeared in the Jerusalem Post Magazine in August 2011.
Among the thousands of very old and recently digitalized pictures from a Library of Congress collection of photos from Palestine, there is this captivating picture.
[Eight months ago we wrote:] All the Library of Congress caption tells us is that the picture was taken between 1910 and 1930 and that it is a "Group of children and adults in procession in street, some holding a banner with a Star of David."
Today, there is a 1918 date on the Library of Congress page and this new caption: "Jewish children and adults, one holding a Star of David banner, walking south on Nablus Road towards the grave of Shimon Hatzadik (Simon the Just), Jerusalem."
A note on the updated LoC's picture file reads:
Procession may have taken place on April 30, 1918, on Lag Ba'Omer, when visits were traditionally made to the tomb. British army tents in background, indicate year of 1918. (Source: L. Ben-David, Israel's History - A Picture a Day website, August 19, 2011) Title devised by Library staff. (Source: L. Ben-David, Israel's History - A Picture a Day website, August 19, 2011)
Who are the hundreds of children? Why are the boys and girls separated? Where are they marching to? Where is this picture taken? And why is there a tent compound on the left horizon?
Photo analysis and comparison to an aerial photograph from 1931 and contemporary pictures indicate that the children are walking south on the Nablus Road (Derech Shchem) in the direction of the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. Behind them is the road that veers to the right toward Mt. Scopus. The road leads to a neighborhood built around the grave of a High Priest named Shimon the Righteous (Hatzadik) who lived in the days of the Second Temple.
The boys and girls come from ultra-Orthodox schools, evidenced by the boys' hats and frocks. The girls are wearing ultra-Orthodox fashion: shapeless, modest smocks. But wait, the second batch of girls, those behind the Star of David banner (might they be from a "Zionist" school?) are wearing more stylish dresses and hats.

Enlargement of the army camp. Note the permanent
structure surrounded by tents.

The tents belong to a British army camp after they defeated the Turks in 1917 and were deployed along the northern ridges stretching from Nebi Samuel to the Mount of Olives. The compound appears similar to other British army compounds in Library of Congress photographs.
The day started off cool, and the girls have shed their sweaters. It's a warm Spring day, and from the shadows it's probably around 2 PM.

Shimon Hatzadik's tomb today (Israel
Daily Picture)
In fact, the day was Tuesday, April 30, 1918. The procession is almost certainly an organized outing of several Jerusalem schools taking place on Lag Ba'Omer, four weeks after Passover. Traditionally, on Lag Ba'Omer Jews flock to the Galilee mountaintop of Meiron to the grave of Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most famous scholars in the Talmud. But some 100 years ago, travel to Meiron would have taken days. Instead, the children took a hike to Shimon Hatzadik's grave, a known custom 100 years ago in Jerusalem.

The parade route today (picture taken from the 8th floor
of the Olive Hotel) (IDP)

Veteran Jerusalemite Shmulik Huminer wrote in his memoirs:
"Anyone who could travel to Meiron on Lag Ba'Omer would go, and there take place miracles and wonders. But the residents of Jerusalem who couldn't afford to travel to Meiron have as compensation the cave of Shimo Hatzadik located at the edge of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood north of the Old City."
Today, Lag Ba'Omer is a day when Jewish children still go out to parks and forests to celebrate. In Jerusalem, many traditional Jews still visit Shimon's grave.

Comparison of buildings from 1918 and today. Second stories
were added to the buildings over the years. (IDP)

The houses around the grave where Jews lived 100 years ago were abandoned under threat of Arab pogroms in the 1920s and 1930s. The Hadassah convoy massacre in 1948, in which almost 80 Jews were killed, took place on the road beneath the building with the very prominent arches.
In recent years, however, Jewish families have returned to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood.

Posted on May 1, 2012, 6:46:12 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
NGO Monitor - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Repeats False NGO Claims in Latest Attack on Israel
NGO Monitor
April 30, 2012

JERUSALEM - In response to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay including Israel among countries she alleges "curtail the freedom of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society actors to operate independently and effectively," Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor today released the following statement:

The inclusion of Israel on this list is an absurd decision that demonstrates UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay's limited knowledge of Israel and reflects the powerful lobby of Israeli political advocacy NGOs in European and UN frameworks. In her statement, Pillay references what she calls a "recently adopted Foreign Funding Law." Legislation regarding foreign funding was proposed last year but was rejected in the democratic process and never reached the floor of the Knesset. Based on remarks, Pillay also appeared to be referencing the "NGO Funding Transparency Law," which passed the Knesset in February 2011. This law simply adopts financial reporting requirements for non-profits and contains absolutely no restrictions on NGO operations. Mirroring legislation in the United States, Canada, and other European countries, the legislation is intended to promote the democratic principles of financial transparency and the public's right to know. Commissioner Pillay is either confused or is regurgitating false information from self-interested political NGOs, or both.

On the heels of Israel's social protests last summer, in which numerous NGOs freely and openly organized massive demonstrations across the country, Pillay's comments show that the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is again guilty of blatantly ignoring facts in order to isolate and demonize Israel. As has been repeatedly demonstrated, the UN Human Rights Council and OHCHR have a long and shameful history of exploiting human rights in order to single out Israel and make false accusations.

Commissioner Pillay, who heads one of the least transparent and closed international institutions, should embrace transparency and public accountability, rather than repeat these false claims. She has the moral obligation to correct the record immediately and issue a clear and public apology.

Link: http://www.ngo-monitor.org/article/un_high_human_rights_commissioner_repeats_false_ngo_claims_in_latest_attack_on_israel

Posted on May 1, 2012, 6:49:14 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tobin - The Principles of Benzion Netanyahu
Jonathan S. Tobin..
30 April '12..

The death of the father of Israel's prime minister will likely set off a wave of comment focusing on the influence that Benzion Netanyahu had on his son Benjamin and whether his passing will make the prime minister more amenable to pressure to make concessions to the Palestinians. But this popular interpretation of the relationship between the two men, which the prime minister rightly dismissed as "psychobabble," misses the point both about the Netanyahus and the principles they embraced.

Benzion Netanyahu, who died in Israel today at the age of 102, was an important figure in Zionist activism and Jewish history in his own right. Benzion was a follower of Zeev Jabotinsky, one of the great figures in the history of Zionism whose Revisionist movement is the ancestor of the modern Likud. Many contemporary pundits saw him as a representative of a bygone era whose belief in the rigid ideology of that movement served as a human obstacle to peace, because they claimed his son would never embrace a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict as long as the father lived. This was false. Netanyahu signed peace agreements with Yasir Arafat during his first term in office in the 1990s and embraced the concept of a Palestinian state during his second. But the values and lessons his father did teach him will stay with the prime minister. The shame is that more Jews don't understand them.

As with other veterans of the pre-state Zionist movement, Benzion Netanyahu deserves the gratitude of the Jewish people for his labors. As the representative of Jabotinsky's movement in the United States during World War Two, the Polish native who had moved to Palestine during his youth is credited with helping to persuade the Republican Party to adopt in 1944 an unprecedented pro-Zionist platform plank that caused the Democrats to follow suit. But he deserves just as much, if not more credit for his work as a scholar of Jewish history. And it is here, as much as in his embrace of Jabotinsky's vision of a secure, liberal and democratic Jewish state in all of historic Palestine that his influence is felt.

In his seminal work, The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain, Benzion Netanyahu exploded myths about the persecution of Jews in Spain that saw most of those who converted to Christianity as a result of persecution as secretly practicing their old faith. Contrary to the long-held belief that the victims of the Inquisition were secret Jews or Marranos, Netanyahu proved that most were not. They were attacked by the Christian establishment not because of their religion but because Jews were seen as inherently evil. As with the Nazis who followed centuries later, the attack on the former Jews was the result of racism, not religious extremism.

While many Jews persist in believing that anti-Semitism as well as ant-Zionism is all a terrible misunderstanding, Benzion Netanyahu understood that hatred and intolerance lay at the roots of the difficulties of the Jews then as now. As his son noted at his funeral today , the challenge is to "face reality head on" and "draw the necessary conclusions."

Doing so does not make one insensitive to the need for peace or to the legitimate desire of other peoples to live in peace. But it does force one to strip away illusions about the world and force us to come to grips with the modern versions of the ancient hatred that consumed the Jews of past eras. Peace with Palestinians who have not yet abandoned a belief that the Jews have no right to be in the country cannot be bought with good intentions. Until the day comes when the Palestinians are willing to recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state, the people of Israel must shield themselves behind the "iron wall" that Jabotinsky envisioned and leaders like David Ben-Gurion built and now Benjamin Netanyahu must preserve.

The principles of a belief in the right of the Jews to their homeland and the need to defend them against the unreasoning hatred of their enemies will not die with Benzion Netanyahu. Nor should his son or any person of good will forget them.

May his memory be for a blessing.

Link: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/04/30/the-principles-of-benzion-netanyahu/

Posted on May 1, 2012, 6:53:02 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Part 1

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Sultan Knish - I Can't Believe It's Not Israel
Daniel Greenfield..
Sultan Knish..
30 April '12..

In times past the Forward newspaper celebrated the fast of Yom Kippur with a feast and in keeping with that tradition it celebrated Israel's Independence Day by rewriting its anthem to remove the word "Jew" from it. The linguistic purge from the notoriously anti-Israel paper was meant as a way to help Muslims feel better about singing the Israeli national anthem.

The yearning of the Jewish soul becomes the yearning of the Israeli soul and the eyes turned east no longer long for Zion, but the generic "our country". The proposal made by a self-proclaimed linguist seems rather devoid of understanding when it comes to the origin and meaning of words. Purging Jewish souls from the anthem and replacing them with Israeli souls doesn't actually solve anything.

Jews are Judeans, dating back to the Kingdom of Judah, contrasted with the breakaway Kingdom of Israel and its tribes. The Jews are also Israelites, being sons of the patriarch Israel, a category that still does not encompass Muslims. Rewriting Jewish soul as Israeli soul still leaves one with Jews, and as the Forward has discovered, Jews are rather hard to get rid of. Shoot them, gas them and write them out of their own anthem and they still pop back up.

It will take more than a few switched words to write Jews out of Hatikvah. Even if we were to no longer call them Israelis, but perhaps Homo Sapiens or oxygen breathing mammals, so as to leave no one out at all, there is the eastern problem. Why were these carbon breathing lifeforms looking east, when most of the region's Muslims look westward to Israel? And why were they longing for a country for 2000 years when the only Arabs around then were Roman mercenaries carving up Jewish refugees and searching for gold in their stomachs?

A proper post-Jewish anthem must also be post-Israeli. It must be generic, humanistic and tolerant. It must not be associated with anyone's national striving, only the striving for social justice, complete equality and brotherhood. Fortunately such an anthem already exists and it's called The Internationale and it happens to be quite popular among the sort of people who think Hatikvah is too Jewish.

There's even a few Israeli versions, like "Nivne Artzenu Eretz Moledet". The latter, with lyrics like, "We shall build our country despite our destroyers" has gone out of style and sounds too much like those right-wingers who insist on building houses and farms, instead of protesting over the cost of condos in Tel Aviv. Try strumming up lyrics like, "It is the command of our blood" or "The end to malignant slavery" in the wrong place at the wrong time and you might just be hauled in for incitement. These days the only ones building the country or "marching toward the liberation of our people" are the ones being kicked out of Migron and Hevron by the destroyers of the left.

Move over Abraham Levinson for Doron Levinson and "Lay Down Your Arms" with inspirational lyrics like, "Somewhere deep inside the soldier, There's a dreamer dreaming of a world of peace, Lay down your arms, Let Time heal every wound, And Love will someday set us free!" It could easily do for the anthem, but sadly it doesn't represent Muslims any better than Hatikvah does. The only people still dreaming of peace in the Middle East are the ones being ethnically cleansed from their anthem.

Love has yet to heal every wound, but someday it might. All we have to do is lay down our arms, purge ourselves of any selfish nationalistic traits and wait for the other side to return our love. It's bound to work and if it doesn't, at least we will know that we tried and died trying.

Posted on May 1, 2012, 6:53:41 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Part 2

For those who find songs with more than one lyric too demanding too remember amid the clouds of pot smoke, there's always the ubiquitous "Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu" better known as "Shalom, Salaam". The proper way to sing it is with an impassioned wail. Like "Lay down your arms", it promises that peace is coming, but doesn't specify a date, just hopeful optimism best expressed by national surrender and out of tune singing.

Peace songs are a cottage industry in Israel. Hardly any peacenik twenty-something wannabe with a pick, a dream and rich parents, or jaundiced professional musician still living down his disco days and his coke habit hasn't produced his or her own peace song. Often more than one. If peace songs were oil, then Tel Aviv would outdraw Saudi Arabia in the energy market.

You don't need to know much about music to write a peace song, just as you don't need to know much about the history of the Jewish people to write them out of their own anthem. All you need is a cheerful message, vague hope and nothing else. Having hope makes you better than those awful people who seem to want war to go on forever, instead of laying down their arms and finding the beautiful dreamer floating in their bidet of hope.

Sadly despite the obligatory Salaams, the Muslims don't particularly feel represented by all the peace song. The occasional Arab singer will join in a duet with an Israeli to the delight of the peace dorks against a backdrop of flying doves and clasping hands, but seem more energized by Fidai, the anthem of the Palestinian Authority, which like everything else about it shows its commitment to peace.

"Palestine is my fire, Palestine is my revenge," Fidai

Back in 2004, Hamas held a contest to select an anthem, but it's not clear if the contest yielded any results. It does however have plenty of songs, which you can recreate mentally by tossing words like "Death", "Martyrdom", "Jihad", "Blood" and "Victory" into a pile and rearranging them in any order accompanied by various geographical locations and a disco beat. Take any pop album from ten years ago, throw something in about Allah and killing the Jews, and you're all set.

While the Israelis Salaam, the Muslim Jihad, and while both sets of songs sound like bad Europop, they reveal the character of their respective peoples. Salaaming, in the pre-politically correct jargon, used to mean performing acts of obeisance. It is a pity that this definition has grown dusty as it would save us all a lot of time, trouble and bad music.

Aslim Taslam, Mohammed told his enemies, accept Islam and we will have peace. Singing Salaam to a Muslim without laying down arms and reciting the Shahada is a waste of everyone's time. For the Israeli National Anthem to properly represent Muslims, it would have to lose the Jewish and Israeli stuff, throw in something about Allah, conspiracies of outside foes, a struggle for liberation and the wise leadership of our benevolent tyrant.

Take the Egyptian National Anthem whose singer proclaims that his purpose is to repel the enemy while relying on Allah, or the Syrian National Anthem which namechecks Arabism and mentions that its flag is written in martyr's blood or the Libyan National Anthem, which fulminates about enemy conspiracies and boasts of marching with the Koran in one hand a gun in the other.

None of these anthems are concerned with inclusiveness or how non-Muslims feel while singing it and compared to them, Hatikvah is as pacifist as any peace song. Why it doesn't even mention war, enemies or guns. And if anyone doubts that this attitude is representative of the region, they need only look to the Muslim Brotherhood goosestepping to power in Egypt.

Dejudaizing the Israel National Anthem fools no one, it only makes fools of those who do it. The best way for Israel to maintain the loyalty of those Muslims who have chosen to throw in their lot with the Jewish State is by being strong, not by being weak. In a region where alliances are based on strength, the worst possible message to send is the one that says you aren't in it for the long haul.

Jews may give their allegiance to a Jewish State too weak to defend itself and too lacking in pride to assert itself, but Israeli Muslims will not. The most right-wing member of the Israeli cabinet is not Avigdor Lieberman, as Anti-Israeli pundits think, but Ayoub Kara, a Druze Muslim. Kara isn't just right-wing, he makes every Likud Prime Minister look like a bleeding heart liberal. Those Israeli Muslims who do support Israel want it to be strong. Those who do not, will not be bought off by selling out the Jewish soul and the longing that built the state.

Some time ago, a series of radio ads for Baron Herzog wine dubbed it, "The wine that just happens to be Kosher". There are some who would like to reimagine Israel as a state that just happens to be Jewish. Behind words like that lurks a shame at Jewish labels, the "ASHamed Jews" of Howard Jacobson's Finkler Question, who are proud to be ashamed of being Jewish, proud to rewrite the anthem of the striving of their people until their striving, their hope and their soul are stricken from the page.

Israel is not an accident, it exists because of those who fought and strived for it, who built and labored for a Jewish State, who sang the Hatikvah because it represented their mission. A mission that is at odds with the "I Can't Believe It's Not Israel" agenda of the left to hollow out the country, destroy its sense of purpose, its heritage and its identity, and leave it with a flag, an anthem and a state that no longer stands for anything at all.

Link: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-cant-believe-its-not-israel.html

Posted on May 1, 2012, 7:19:02 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
England will forever be England


April 30, 2012
British union boots Israeli lecturer

A workshop in Britain set to be led by an Israeli expert on negotiation and conflict management was canceled after pressure from a pro-Palestinian national union.

Moty Cristal was due to deliver a lecture for a National Health Service workshop on negotiation, conflict resolution and crisis intervention this week, but received an email April 27 from organizers saying that the event was canceled, The Guardian reported. The email said the lecture was canceled "on the grounds that it is Unison's policy and also that of the Trades Union Congress to support the Palestinian people," according to the Guardian.

Unison is Britain's largest trade union, representing 1.3 million public service workers. It has frequently voted in favor of a general boycott of Israel. The Trades Union Congress has voted against such boycotts, though it favors a boycott of West Bank goods.

"I'm furious from a professional point of view and deeply disappointed from a national point of view," Cristal told the Guardian. "I have always been perceived first and foremost as an expert rather than an Israeli. But here people didn't have the wisdom to look behind the Israeli flag to my professional contribution."

Union members "would find it difficult to be lectured in conflict resolution by someone from Israel," a Unison spokeswoman told the Guardian. Cristal and his company, Nest Consulting, have worked with Palestinian and civil action organizations.

Cristal said his lectures stress the "importance of having dialogue between people with different ideas."

Posted on May 1, 2012, 7:23:17 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
The Brits and the Norwegians, todays anti- Jewish salad...
And amazing that what the Brits and the Norwegian were doing 2000 years ago....was not really fighting the Romans who occupied their land....but are now behaving as the Romans did.


April 30, 2012

`Father of peace studies' makes public anti-Semitic remarks


Johan Galtung in May 2011 at the 41. St. Gallen Symposium at the University of St. Gallen. Photo by Wikipedia/Seadart

A Norwegian sociologist who pioneered the discipline of peace studies and conflict resolution made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements during a public lecture and in an article.

Johan Galtung, called the "father of peace studies," also made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks in an email interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz, the newspaper reported.

Galtung claimed that there is a possible connection between Anders Behring Breivik, the anti-Muslim Norwegian terrorist who massacred 77 people, mostly children, last summer and Israel's Mossad; he said he believes the Mossad might have given Breivik his orders.

The speech was made last Sept. 30, and a critical article about the speech, as well as several written exchanges between Galtung and the author, were reprinted last week in the Humanist magazine.

Galtung wrote in one of the exchanges, according to Haaretz, that Jews control the American media. "Six Jewish companies control 96% of the media," he wrote, including the names of journalists, publishers, TV networks and movie studios that he claims are controlled by Jews.

He also wrote that "seventy percent of the professors at the 20 most important American universities are Jewish."

Galtung recommended that people read the anti-Semitic screed "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and said that "It is impossible to do so today without thinking of Goldman Sachs," the international investment bank founded and run by Jews.

Posted on May 1, 2012, 7:27:09 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Three is company.


April 30, 2012

Israel blasts inclusion on U.N. list of human rights violators

Israel's Foreign Ministry criticized as "absurd" the country's inclusion on a list of countries that restricts the activities of human rights and advocacy groups.

Monday's response came after the United Nations' high commissioner for human rights placed Israel on a list that includes Egypt, Belarus, Venezuela, Algeria and Ethiopia. Israel is the only democratic country to appear on the list; the rest are either dictatorships or developing countries.

Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner, said in a statement that the listing was due to the potential bill in the Knesset that would restrict the funding by foreign governments of nonprofit organizations. The bill was approved by a ministerial committee but never reached the full Knesset for a vote.

"In Israel, the recently adopted Foreign Funding Law could have a major impact on human rights organizations, subjecting them to rigorous reporting requirements, forcing them to declare foreign financial support in all public communications, and threatening heavy penalties for non-compliance," Pillay said in a statement issued late last week.

Posted on May 1, 2012, 7:27:23 AM PDT
L. King says:
TORONTO (JTA) -- Thirty young aboriginal leaders from Canada will travel to Israel to study culture and society in the Jewish state.

The Youth Leadership Development Mission to Israel will take place April 29 to May 6.

Under the auspices of Canada's Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, the First Nations leaders will visit Christian and Jewish holy sites, study the Israeli immigrant absorption experience, and skate at Israel's only full-sized hockey rink, located at the Canada Centre in Metulla.

The group also will meet with the Galilee branch of Kav Hazinuk ("The Starting Line"), an Israeli youth leadership development program funded by the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.

"The objective of this trip is to help develop leaders among First Nations youth," said Ron Evans, chief of the Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba, who will lead the mission. "I visited Israel for the first time last year and I was overwhelmingly inspired. The Jewish people are the historic, indigenous people of Israel. For Canada's First Nations, Israel's story demonstrates how an ancient people can maintain their heritage while embracing the modern world, and in so doing achieve self-determination."

By studying the Israeli experience, "these highly motivated youth will return to their communities empowered with additional knowledge and leadership tools," said Shelley Faintuch, community relations director for the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg and an associate director of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

"The future of Canada's First Nations depends on building the next generation of ambitious, dynamic and innovative First Nations leaders. Our goal is to support this important project," Faintuch said.


Jews are the aboriginal people and Judaism is the aboriginal culture of Israel. Islam and Arabism come from Arabia. North American First Nations can learn a lot about how to preserve and revive a native culture from the Israeli experience. In particular the revival of Hebrew as a national language is an inspiring example. Language is the key to culture.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 7:27:33 AM PDT
William B says:
"Antisemitism Embedded in British Culture"


In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 7:29:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 1, 2012, 7:33:29 AM PDT
Sixties Fan says:
Since England became Christian, I would say.
They are the originators of Jewish expulsion in Europe in 1290.
Enough said.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 7:30:03 AM PDT
L. King says:
Your article mentions the Deputy Minister of the Development of the Negev and Galilee and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, calling him the most "right wing" member of the Knessess. I'm not sure about that, but he's been an MK since 1999, out of office for 3 years between 2006 and 2009. Considered one of the most "hawkish" members of the government he opposed the disengagement from Gaza and is a strong supporter of Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria. He`s been highly critical of the UN approach towards Syria. He`s been active in trying to obtain the release of Ouda Tarabin, an Israeli Bedouin who was convicted of espionage in absentia by Egypt and appeared in Hebron to protest the demolition of a Jewish owned home. His uncle was killed during Arab riots in 1939. His father served in the IDF during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Another uncle was also killed by Arabs then and two of his brothers were killed in action in the 1982 Lebanon War. He himself rose to the rank of major in the IDF.

He also supports a surgical strike on Iran's nuclear facilities and advocates a "3 state solution" where Egypt retakes possession of the Gaza strip, restoring it's pre-1967 situation.

His name is Ayoub Kara, and he is an Israeli Muslim/Druz.


In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 7:46:07 AM PDT
L. King says:
Along similar lines: The Jewish Threat: Anti-semitic Politics Of The U.s. Army

"Very little has been written about America's own history of anti-Semitism. In this shocking book, the first documented examination of anti-Semitism in an American governmental institution, Joseph Bendersky shows that such racism permeated the highest ranks of the U.S. military throughout the past century, having a very real effect on policy decisions. Through ten years of research in more than thirty-five archives, the author uncovered irrefutable evidence of endemic and virulent anti-Semitism throughout the Army Corps from the turn of the century right up to the 1970s. This fully developed and clearly articulated perspective had a direct effect on policy discussions and decisions, affecting such matters as immigration, refugees, military strategy, and the establishment of Israel. Written with novelistic intensity and attention to intriguing detail, The "Jewish Threat" forces us to revise some of our cherished notions about our country and its most revered leaders."

I haven't read the book. It would not be surprising to note that all attitudes in the American public would be reflected in the military, including philo and anti-semitism. Any thoughts or reactions?

Posted on May 1, 2012, 7:46:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 1, 2012, 8:04:48 AM PDT
L. King says:
Here's a shocker:


Islamic Jihad vido - note the emphasis on violence and the target: civilian apartment buildings - TimeCode 5:03

Posted on May 1, 2012, 7:52:54 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012, 7:59:04 AM PDT
William B says:

RE: "Since England became Christian..."

For a short time in the 19th century and the very early 20th when Great Britain was truly great it produced many powerful Christian Zionists: Anthony Ashley Cooper; William Hechler; Arthur Balfour; and, David Lloyd-George. When Labour and Bevin ascended to power Britain returned to its anti-Jew norm.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Zionism#British_views for a very brief treatment.
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