Monthly Archives: March 2010

Take your money back

Israel can do without American aid, thank you very much.

Video: Hitler’s Children

A powerful, mesmerizing dialogue between the children of the perpetrators of the Holocaust and the children of survivors.  Both live out the Holocaust daily, unable to move forward.  Both finally face the past and are empowered to move on.

H/T Leon

Dutch prisons use psychics to help prisoners contact the dead

Paul van Bree, a self-styled “paragnost” or clairvoyant, has been hired by the Dutch prison service to teach prisoners how to “love themselves”.

Iceland bans strip clubs

Iceland has passed a law that will result in every strip club in the country being shut down. And forget hiring a topless waitress in an attempt to get around the bar: the law, which was passed with no votes against and only two abstentions, will make it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees.

Parading Jew hatred at Gay Pride

Pride has traditionally been a boisterous but peaceful event. Yet ominously, in 2009 policing was tripled, in large part a response to crowd volatility provoked by anti-Israel activism. If the parade continues to evolve as a tension-filled, divisive forum where one minority feels singled out for guilt by association, Pride’s reputation will suffer, with material losses to the city.

It’s no good pretending the vicious anti-Zionism of the apartheid crowd is free of anti-Semitism. Many Jews do feel threatened by it, and rightly so. Some will no longer attend the parade out of discomfort. Typically of others I interviewed, lesbian Denise Alexander told me that the 2009 parade was “the first time I’ve ever felt unsafe as a Jew in Toronto.” It wasn’t only the words, “Down with Israel” or “The end of Israel”: “It’s the tone … and the veins sticking out in their necks, like in Nazi Germany.”

Video: Let’s blow up Israeli buses and restaurants!

Yousuf Al-Sharrafi, Palestinian Legislative Council Member from Hamas.  Click the image.

Update on JDL protest at Palestine House

On Saturday April 3, 2010, “Palestine House” will commemorate the 34th anniversary of “Land Day” with Mr. Abdul Bari Atwan. Talking about Iran’s nuclear capability on ANB Lebanese television on June 27, 2009, Abd Al-Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, said, “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight.” Video here.

On Friday, April 2 at 1:00pm JDL is scheduled to protest this event at Palestine House.  Sassy has it on good authority that Palestine House is planning a counter protest to confront the pro-Israel crowd.  Word has it that Meir Weinstein of the JDL has been contacted by police and is meeting with them tomorrow.

On a related note, the same source claims Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion hasn’t given up on trying to stop the JDL from protesting.  Apparently Hazel contacted Rabbi Lawrence Englander of the Solel Congregation of Mississauga asking he publicly condemn the JDL protest.  He refused, and even sent a letter to Palestine House opposing this speaker himself.

Friday should be interesting.  If you live in the GTA and plan to attend the protest, please bring a video camera.

Toronto assembly of mangy wackos

April 9, 10, 11 – The Toronto Anarchist Assembly is open to anyone who shares our anti-oppressive perspective against classism, sexism, racism, ableism, colonialism, homophobia, and other hierarchical attitudes, practices and crap.

Refugee system reform to weed out posers

The federal government is ready to push forward with plans to shake up Canada’s refugee system, aiming to quickly weed out posers and more efficiently accept people fleeing dangerous situations.

A Timeline of Sexy Defined Through the Ages

From pale and plump to tanned and toned– find out what has defined sexy for hundreds of years.

Saudis fund Balkan Muslims spreading hate of the West

Saudi Arabia is pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into Islamist groups in the Balkans, some of which spread hatred of the West and recruit fighters for jihad in Afghanistan.

According to officials in Macedonia, Islamic fundamentalism threatens to destabilise the Balkans. Strict Wahhabi and Salafi factions funded by Saudi organisations are clashing with traditionally moderate local Muslim communities.

Video: Dog chews on police car

A couple of his friends get in on the action too.  Good dog!

Video: A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism

A great lecture on the longest hatred.  Click on the image.

UN passes Islamophobia resolution

Get a load of this: “The resolution also “expresses deep concern … that Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism.”

George Galloway to open “University of Palestine”

The summer university will take place for one week each year at the campus of the Lebanese International University in the Bekaa Valley. Galloway said many prominent international speakers were expected to attend, such as Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, Naomi Klein, Fadwa Barghouti, the wife of jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti, and Hizbullah spokesman Ibrahim Mousawi. The luminaries will give lectures, and “plan the next 12 months of solidarity with the Palestinian people,” according to Galloway.

Carter Wants Obama to Remove Hamas from Terror List

The Obama Administration should remove Hamas from the terrorist list, former President Jimmy Carter told media following his visit to Gaza today. He said he plans on pushing for the change when he meets with U.S. officials on Thursday to discuss his latest trip to the Middle East.

Carter’s comments came during a joint press conference with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh following their meeting today in Gaza.  The former president said he tried to convince Hamas leaders to denounce violence, accept the existing interim agreements and recognize the right of the Jewish state to exist.

Islamists give gay activists 3 days to leave Indonesia

Activists from the Front for the Defence of Islam gave the delegates from 13 countries attending the meeting of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association until Sunday to leave Indonesia.

Colombian leftist rebels using child suicide bombers now

“We’ve seen the FARC send bombs in toward targets on mules, but I’ve never heard of a child being used like this in Colombia.”

Puppies Eating Ice Cream

Click on the Chihuahua.

UK’s Muslim TV: Wives must not refuse sex with spouse

Britain’s leading Muslim TV channel was accused of encouraging “marital rape” and promoting other intolerant views of women in a report on extremism published today.

“Take some lessons from 9/11!!!”

Malaysians protest over Muhammad cartoon.

“We Will Decapitate the Jews and Rip Their Hearts from Their Bodies”

On March 20, 2010, the Gaza-based Salafi-jihadi group Jama’at Al-Tawhid wa’l-Jihad (JTJ) issued a communiqué on the recent confrontations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and on the Israeli declaration of holy places in Hebron and Bethlehem as national heritage sites.

“The lowliest of Allah’s creation, the Jews, are making the pilgrimage to the first qibla [i.e. Jerusalem], borne on corrupt evangelical belief and delusions, after having had the audacity to include Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi [i.e. the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron] and the Bilal [Ibn Rabah] Mosque [i.e. Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem] in the so-called ‘Jewish heritage.’ This is occurring at a time when the armies of the Muslims number in the millions, and their heavy and light weapons are rusting by the day in their silos – or else we see them turned to wage war on the mujahideen or to repress [their] peoples.”

Read the rest here.

Liberian man accused of horrific war crimes is alive and well in Canada

A former commander in a rebel Liberian army who has been accused by multiple witnesses and former associates of war crimes and crimes against humanity is living freely in Toronto.

Bill Horace was a general in the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, a militia that gathered in neighbouring Ivory Coast and invaded Liberia in 1989, plunging the country into more than a decade of intermittent war. That conflict killed tens of thousands and featured the widespread use of child soldiers and mass atrocities against civilians—including sexual slavery, cannibalism, and indiscriminate slaughter. Charles Taylor, who led that army and was eventually elected president before being forced from office in 2003, is now on trial in The Hague on war crimes charges.

Holocaust soap claim angers Jewish groups

Jewish groups in Montreal are denouncing a curiosity shop where a bar of soap allegedly made from Holocaust victims’ fat is for sale.

The beige bar of soap, in a store on Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal, is inscribed with a swastika and displayed in a glass case with a card that says “Poland 1940.”

Some Spaniards return to Judaism

Miguel Segura prefers not to use the word “conversion.” Instead he says he has “returned” to the religion his ancestors were forced to renounce almost 600 years ago.

“It was like a great weight had been lifted from my shoulders,” Segura said of being accepted into the Jewish faith. “I felt a great inner joy.”

Mountain Equipment Co-op Jihad

From the The “Palestine Solidarity Network” website:  “For the past two weeks members of PSN and other Palestinian solidarity groups across Canada have been emailing the 14 candidates running for the Mountain Equipment Co-op board of directors (deadline for online voting is April 9 at noon PST) to ask about their position on ending MEC sourcing from Israeli companies, in line with the Palestinian-led call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). We believe that having progressive candidates who are willing to consider ending MEC’s “partnerships” on the board is one important element in the Canada-wide campaign to get MEC to stop supporting occupation and apartheid.

Based on the responses we have received, we suggest voting for the following candidates, who seem most open to addressing the issue of MEC continuing to support Israeli apartheid by sourcing products from Israel.”

To fight back against this jihad visit to find out what to do.

Video: Children’s story time on Lebanese TV

Much like Mr. Rogers.  Click the image.

Al Jazeera correspondent, Osama Bin Laden, releases new audio report

So weird that this network can never figure out how these tapes keep ending up on their doorstep.

Taliban chief promoted after release from Guantánamo Bay

When a military tribunal asked what he would do if returned to Afghanistan, he replied: “I want to go back home and join my family and work my land and help my family.”

Why would we think a savage terrorist caught on the battlefield would be anything but completely honest?

Blogging may be light today, I feel a stroke coming on.

Time to investigate B’Tselem

They want an investigation, claiming the IDF fired real bullets into a crowd. Instead, the investigation should be of the accusers — the evidence is almost assuredly a fraud.

Shooting Michael Moore

Michael Moore gets the Michael Moore treatment in a new documentary.

Jordan king says Israel is playing with fire

Click on the image for the story.

Muslim prisoner in Israel demands bread during Passover

The court rejected prisoner Madab Raik’s assertion that it is his constitutional right to be served fresh bread daily during Passover.  I’d argue it’s my constitutional right to shove a box of matzah up his terrorist ass.

Hunger-striker to sue over claims that he ate Big Macs

A hunger striker who held a 23-day fast in Parliament Square last year in protest at the Sri Lanka’s offensive against the Tamil Tigers is suing two newspapers over claims that he secretly ate burgers during his vigil.

Cancer treatment becomes perfect fiscal storm for Canadians

Canadians are remortgaging their homes or relying on church fundraisers to pay for cancer medicines – a situation destined to grow worse as the population ages and drug coverage erodes, says a leading advocacy group.

Eighty per cent of working Canadians lose private health coverage at retirement. With most cancer patients diagnosed after age 60, benefit plans under pressure and high-priced cancer drugs coming on line, the problem has the makings of a perfect fiscal storm.

Video: What’s the deal with female genital mutilation?

On Dubai TV.  Cut off clitorises, don’t cut off clitorises; either way, it’s cool.

Regina profs pan free tuition for soldiers’ kids

A scholarship program for the children of dead soldiers is raising questions among some professors at the University of Regina.

They say they’re concerned about Project Hero, a program that pays the tuition of students who have had a parent die while on military duty for Canada.

More than 80 universities and colleges in Canada have committed to the project, which pays for four years of tuition, plus $1,000 for books.

U of R president Vianne Timmons announced two weeks ago the university would provide the scholarship, but that has led to a campus controversy.

Sixteen professors have signed a letter to Timmons stating the program glorifies military action and they don’t want their school to be part of it.

Among those with concerns is Jeffrey Webber, who teaches political science and who says the name of the program celebrates military intervention abroad.

“We think this is a glorification of the Afghan effort,” he said.

Quebec will require bare face for service

Muslim women and others with concealing headwear will have to uncover their faces when they deal with Quebec government services, under landmark legislation tabled Wednesday.

Italians debate whether “gay” is an insult

Is it an insult to call somebody gay?

That is the question Italians are pondering as they await a pivotal court decision on gay marriage expected this week.

Last week, in an unrelated case, one of Italy’s highest courts issued a ruling that states calling someone gay can be an insult if it’s done with the intention to denigrate. The ruling sparked a debate among the country’s homosexual community: Will the decision, which aimed to protect gay rights, hurt not help?

UN condemned for making Israeli organ harvesting claim

Extreme claims that Israel is trafficking the organs of dead Palestinians are printed in an official United Nations document, exposing the world body to charges it is doing the bidding of anti-Israel countries such as Iran and Libya.

Seduction “bootcamp”

Hunkered down in a Ramada hotel conference room, participants took in afternoons of instruction on how to meet, impress and seduce members of the opposite sex.  In the evenings, the group hit the bars with their instructors, practicing the routines and techniques they’d learned while building fodder for next day’s question-and-answer sessions.

Below is a picture of one of the “instructors”.  What mortal woman could resist that guy?

Breasts of Terror

FEMALE suicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered.

The shocking new al-Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women’s breasts during plastic surgery — making them “virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines”.

It is believed the doctors have been trained at some of Britain’s leading teaching hospitals before returning to their own countries to perform the surgical procedures.

MI5 has also discovered that extremists are inserting the explosives into the buttocks of some male suicide bombers.

Jew hating website of the day

First a note: I stumbled upon this website through the Facebook page of one SARAH MAHMOUD of Toronto. Apparently she’s attending Rafeef Ziadah’s Jew hating poet concert. She joined the Facebook page of the “WORLD ANTIZIONIST CONGRESS”.

The WORLD ANTIZIONIST CONGRESS is taking a poll to see what topics its members would like to discuss at their conference. Let’s look at a few of the topics they’d like to cover:

The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion: How much myth in this “myth?”

Zionism == Jewish Bankers == New World Order

Osama Bin Laden: a villain or a hero?

Here’s the website and here’s the Facebook group.

Punish their prisoners

We must worsen the imprisonment conditions of prisoners and declare there will be no family visits.  No newspapers, no money, no phones, no television, and no visits. Darkness. We must prevent the transfer of fuel, electricity, and food to Gaza through Israel. Yes, a collective punishment until the Israeli soldier is released.  This will also serve as deterrence against more abductions.

Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech

I’m posting this just in case any anti-zionist/pro-“palestinian” folks read this blog.  Read slowly, and get it into your thick Jew-hating skulls.  We conquered east Jerusalem after being attacked, and on the day we defeated Jordon (that country also created in 1948 but that no one has a problem with) we ensured that Jerusalem will NEVER be Judenrein again.  We are not leaving and we will continue to build and live there, just as we have for thousands of years.  For ever and ever.  Here’s the speech:

As the world faces monumental challenges, I know that Israel and America will face them together.

We stand together because we are fired by the same ideals and inspired by the same dream – the dream of achieving security, prosperity and peace. This dream seemed impossible to many Jews a century ago.

This month, my father celebrated his one-hundredth birthday. When he was born, the Czars ruled Russia, the British Empire spanned the globe and the Ottomans ruled the Middle East.

During his lifetime, all of these empires collapsed, others rose and fell, and the Jewish destiny swung from despair to a new hope – the rebirth of the Jewish state.

For the first time in two thousand years, a sovereign Jewish people could defend itself against attack.

Before that, we were subjected to unremitting savagery: the bloodletting of the Middle Ages, the expulsion of the Jews from England, Spain and Portugal, the wholesale slaughter of the Jews of the Ukraine, the pogroms in Russia, culminating in the greatest evil of all – the Holocaust.

The founding of Israel did not stop the attacks on the Jews. It merely gave the Jews the power to defend themselves against those attacks.

My friends,

I want to tell you about the day when I fully understood the depth of this transformation.

It was the day I met Shlomit Vilmosh over forty years ago. I served with her son, Haim, in the same elite unit in the army. During a battle in 1969, Haim was killed by a burst of gunfire. At his funeral, I discovered that Haim was born shortly after his mother and father had been freed from the death camps of Europe.

If Haim had been born two years before, this daring young officer would have been tossed into the ovens like a million other Jewish children. Haim’s mother Shlomit told me that though she was in great anguish, she was proud. At least, she said, my son fell wearing the uniform of a Jewish soldier defending the Jewish state.

Time and again the Israeli army was forced to repel attacks of much larger enemies determined to destroy us. When Egypt and Jordan recognized that we could not be defeated in battle, they embraced the path of peace.

Yet there are those who continue the assault against the Jewish state and who openly call for our destruction. They seek to achieve this goal through terrorism, missile attacks and most recently by developing atomic weapons.

The ingathering of the Jewish people to Israel has not deterred these fanatics. In fact, it has only whetted their appetite. Iran’s rulers say “Israel is a one bomb country.” The head of Hezbollah says: “If all the Jews gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”

My friends,

These are unpleasant facts, but they are the facts.

The greatest threat to any living organism or nation is not to recognize danger in time.

Seventy-five years ago, many leaders around the world put their heads in the sand. Untold millions died in the war that followed.

Ultimately, two of history’s greatest leaders helped turn the tide. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill helped save the world. But they were too late to save six million of my own people.

The future of the Jewish state can never depend on the goodwill of even the greatest of men. Israel must always reserve the right to defend itself.

Today, an unprecedented threat to humanity looms large.

A radical Iranian regime armed with nuclear weapons could bring an end to the era of nuclear peace the world has enjoyed for the last 65 years. Such a regime could provide nuclear weapons to terrorists and might even be tempted to use them. Our world would never be the same. Iran’s brazen bid to develop nuclear weapons is first and foremost a threat to Israel, but it is also a grave threat to the region and to the world.

Israel expects the international community to act swiftly and decisively to thwart this danger. But we will always reserve the right to self-defense. We must also defend ourselves against lies and vilifications.

Throughout history, the slanders against the Jewish people always preceded the physical assaults against us and were used to justify these assaults.

The Jews were called the well-poisoners of mankind, the fomenters of instability, the source of all evil under the sun. Unfortunately, these libelous attacks against the Jewish people also did not end with the creation of Israel. For a time, overt anti-Semitism was held in check by the shame and shock of the Holocaust. But only for a time.

In recent decades the hatred of the Jews has reemerged with increasing force, but with an insidious twist. It is not merely directed at the Jewish people but increasingly at the Jewish state. In its most pernicious form, it argues that if only Israel did not exist, many of the world’s problems would go away.

My friends,

Does this mean that Israel is above criticism? Of course not. Israel, like any democracy, has its imperfections but we strive to correct them through open debate and scrutiny. Israel has independent courts, the rule of law, a free press and a vigorous parliamentary debate – believe me, it’s vigorous. I know that members of Congress refer to one another as my distinguished colleague from Wisconsin or the distinguished Senator from California.

In Israel, members of Knesset don’t speak of their distinguished colleagues from Kiryat Shmona and Be’er Sheva. We say – well, you don’t want to know what we say….

In Israel, self-criticism is a way of life, and we accept that criticism is part of the conduct of international affairs. But Israel should be judged by the same standards applied to all nations, and allegations against Israel must be grounded in fact.

One allegation that is not is the attempt to describe the Jews as foreign colonialists in their own homeland, one of the great lies of modern times.

In my office, I have a signet ring that was loaned to me by Israel’s Department of Antiquities. The ring was found next to the Western wall, but it dates back some 2,800 years ago, two hundred years after King David turned Jerusalem into our capital city. The ring is a seal of a Jewish official, and inscribed on it in Hebrew is his name: Netanyahu. Netanyahu Ben-Yoash. That’s my last name. My first name, Benjamin, dates back 1,000 years earlier to Benjamin, the son of Jacob.

One of Benjamin’s brothers was named Shimon, which also happens to be the first name of my good friend, Shimon Peres, the President of Israel.

Nearly 4,000 years ago, Benjamin, Shimon and their ten brothers roamed the hills of Judea.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel cannot be denied. The connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem cannot be denied. The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 year ago and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today. Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital.

In Jerusalem, my government has maintained the policies of all Israeli governments since 1967, including those led by Golda Meir, Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin. Today, nearly a quarter of a million Jews, almost half the city’s Jewish population, live in neighborhoods that are just beyond the 1949 armistice lines. All these neighborhoods are within a five-minute drive from the Knesset. They are an integral and inextricable part of modern Jerusalem.

Everyone knows that these neighborhoods will be part of Israel in any peace settlement.

Therefore, building in them in no way precludes the possibility of a two-state solution.

Nothing is rarer in the Middle East than tolerance for the beliefs of others. It’s only under Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem that religious freedom for all faiths has been guaranteed. While we cherish our homeland, we also recognize that Palestinians live there as well. We don’t want to govern them. We don’t want to rule them. We want them as neighbors, living in security, dignity and peace.

Yet Israel is unjustly accused of not wanting peace with the Palestinians. Nothing could be further from the truth. My government has consistently shown its commitment to peace in both word and deed. From day one, we called on the Palestinian Authority to begin peace negotiations without delay. I make that same call today. President Abbas, come and negotiate peace.

Leaders who truly want peace should sit down face-to-face. Of course, the United States can help the parties solve their problems but it cannot solve the problems for the parties. Peace cannot be imposed from the outside. It can only come through direct negotiations in which we develop mutual trust.

Last year, I spoke of a vision of peace in which a demilitarized Palestinian state recognizes the Jewish state. Just as the Palestinians expect Israel to recognize a Palestinian state, we expect the Palestinians to recognize the Jewish state.

My government has removed hundreds of roadblocks, barriers and checkpoints facilitating Palestinian movement. As a result, we have helped spur a fantastic boom in the Palestinian economy (Coffee Shops, restaurants, businesses, even multiplex theaters). And we announced an unprecedented moratorium on new Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.

This is what my government has done for peace. What has the Palestinian Authority done for peace? Well, they have placed preconditions on peace talks, waged a relentless international campaign to undermine Israel’s legitimacy, and promoted the notorious Goldstone report that falsely accuses Israel of war crimes. In fact, they’re doing right now in the UN in the grotesquely misnamed UN Human Rights Council.

I want to thank President Obama and the United States Congress for their efforts to thwart this libel, and I ask for your continued support. Regrettably, the Palestinian Authority has also continued incitement against Israel.

A few days ago, a public square near Ramallah was named after a terrorist who murdered 37 Israeli civilians, including 13 children. The Palestinian Authority did nothing to prevent it.

Peace requires reciprocity. It cannot be a one-way street in which only Israel makes concessions. Israel stands ready to make the compromises necessary for peace. But we expect the Palestinians to compromise as well.

But one thing I will never compromise on is our security.

It is hard to explain Israel’s security predicament to someone living in a country 500 times the size of Israel. But imagine the entire United States compressed to the size of New Jersey. Next, put on New Jersey’s northern border an Iranian terror proxy called Hezbollah which fires 6,000 rockets into that small state. Then imagine that this terror proxy has amassed 60,000 more missiles to fire at you.

Wait. I’m not finished. Now imagine on New Jersey’s southern border another Iranian terror proxy called Hamas. It too fires 6,000 rockets into your territory while smuggling even more lethal weapons into its territory. Do you think you would feel a little bit vulnerable? Do you think you would expect some understanding from the international community when you defend yourselves?

A peace agreement with the Palestinians must include effective security arrangements on the ground.

Israel must make sure that what happened in Lebanon and Gaza doesn’t happen again in the West Bank.

Israel’s main security problem with Lebanon is not its border with Lebanon. It is Lebanon’s border with Syria, through which Iran and Syria smuggle tens of thousands of weapons to Hezbollah. Israel’s main security problem with Gaza is not its border with Gaza. It’s Gaza’s border with Egypt, under which nearly 1,000 tunnels have been dug to smuggle weapons.

Experience has shown that only an Israeli presence on the ground can prevent weapons smuggling. This is why a peace agreement with the Palestinians must include an Israeli presence on the eastern border of a future Palestinian state. If peace with the Palestinians proves its durability over time, we can review security arrangements.

We are prepared to take risks for peace, but we will not be reckless with the lives of our people and the life of the one and only Jewish state.

The people of Israel want a future in which our children no longer experience the horrors of war. We want a future in which Israel realizes its full potential as a global center of technology, anchored in its values and living in peace with all its neighbors. I envision an Israel that can dedicate even more of its creative and scientific talents to help solve some of the great challenges of the day, foremost of which is finding a clean and affordable substitute for gasoline.

And when we find that alternative, we will stop transferring hundreds of billions of dollars to radical regimes that support terror.

I am confident that in pursuing these goals, we have the enduring friendship of the United States of America, the greatest nation on earth.

The American people have always shown their courage, their generosity and their decency. From one President to the next, from one Congress to the next, America’s commitment to Israel’s security has been unwavering. In the last year, President Obama and the U.S. Congress have given meaning to that commitment by providing Israel with military assistance, by enabling joint military exercises and by working on joint missile defense.

So too, Israel has been a staunch and steadfast ally of the United States.

As Vice President Biden said, America has no better friend in the community of nations than Israel. For decades, Israel served as a bulwark against Soviet expansionism. Today it is helping America stem the tide of militant Islam. Israel shares with America everything we know about fighting a new kind of enemy. We share intelligence. We cooperate in countless other ways that I am not at liberty to divulge. This cooperation is important for Israel and is helping save American lives.

Our soldiers and your soldiers fight against fanatic enemies that loathe our common values. In the eyes of these fanatics, we are you and you are us.

To them, the only difference is that you are big and we are small. You are the Great Satan and we are the Little Satan.

This fanaticism’s hatred of Western civilization predates Israel’s establishment by over one thousand years. Militant Islam does not hate the West because of Israel. It hates Israel because of the West – because it sees Israel as an outpost of freedom and democracy that prevents them from overrunning the Middle East. That is why when Israel stands against its enemies, it stands against America’s enemies.

President Harry Truman, the first leader to recognize Israel, said this:

“I have faith in Israel and I believe that it has a glorious future – not just as another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization.”

We are gathered here today because we believe in those common ideals.

And because of those ideals, I am certain that Israel and America will always stand together.

Iranians Boost Efforts to Arouse the Palestinian Masses

In recent weeks, Iran has been noticeably ratcheting up its efforts to arouse the Palestinian resistance organizations against Israel, particularly in public declarations and with promises of support and aid.

Iran’s moves apparently come against the backdrop of Tehran’s preparations for the expansion of sanctions against it.

Tehran’s focus on mobilizing the Palestinian resistance organizations and its recurrent declarations of the imminent outbreak of a third intifada stem from its assessment that politically, it is more prudent to act in the Palestinian arena than in the Lebanese arena – where Tehran, Damascus, and Hizbullah would pay a high price for it.[1] In contrast, stirring up the Palestinian arena, which at present is at an impasse, yields immediate results for Tehran in establishing its position in the Islamic world – at the expense of Egypt and Saudi Arabia and without any cost whatsoever to it globally. Such moves also appear to constitute defiance of the U.S., particularly in light of the U.S. administration’s efforts to restart Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

Sikhs rally at UN to stop forced conversions to Islam

Sikhs held protests, against United Nations’ inaction to stop continued forced conversion of minorities to Islam and grave abuse of human rights of minorities and women in Pakistan, to coincide with International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Serial killer gets $1200 per month old age pension

How do you like your tax dollars going to Clifford Olson, child murderer?

Sudanese refugees attack old man in Tel Aviv

“Dirty Jew!  All the Jews should be killed!”, they said, because he asked them not to urinate on a synagogue.

UNICEF supports Palestinian hate ad

This advertisement is another example of the misuse of UN funding.  An ad by a Palestinian youth organization, PYALARA, which is funded by UNICEF, shows an axe destroying a Star of David.  The UNICEF logo is right on the ad.  The large Star of David that has been destroyed has on it pictures of stars and stripes, presumably representing the USA, and an additional smaller Star of David.