Monthly Archives: March 2011

Celebrating Passover, ‘Palestinian’ style

Passover is coming up in a few weeks, and the ‘Palestinians’ are trying in their own unique way to get into the Holiday spirit: They are honoring the family of the imprisoned terrorist who planned the Seder night massacre nine years ago.

Israeli map shows 950 alleged Hezbollah sites

Brave Muslim terrorists who embed themselves within the civilian population.

Video: Turmoil in the Arab World

Interview with Victor Hanson and Peter Berkowitz.

In Tunisia on December 17, a street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi protested the harassment he had suffered at the hands of police by committing suicide by setting himself ablaze. Since then, the governments of Tunisia and Egypt have been overthrown. A civil war has broken out in Libya. The king of Jordan has dismissed his cabinet and protests have taken place in Syria, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq, and Iran. What has happened? Hanson and Berkowitz analyze the causes of these events (including the role of social networking) and discuss possible outcomes for the Middle East states enmeshed in popular unrest. They evaluate the implications for Israel and conclude with an assessment of President Obama’s handling of these events and how the United States should respond to the ongoing unrest.

6 Socially Conscious Actions That Only Look Like They Help

"These people need my liberal arts degree and ability to swing a hammer haphazardly."

There are those who want to improve the world around us and who do so in intelligent, well-thought-out ways. Then there are those of us whose desire to help the environment is mostly based on being bored or shallow or wanting to fit in after we get lost in Whole Foods. Unfortunately, most of humanity is made up of the latter type. Also unfortunately, a lot of the half-assed stuff we do not only doesn’t help but actually ends up making things worse for everyone.

Video: The Palestinian Wall of Lies

A short film by the David Horowitz Freedom Center that uncovers the lies of “Israel Apartheid Week”.

Shih tzu saves owner from tsunami

Us Shih tzu parents know they rock!

RCMP arrest terror suspect about to board plane in Toronto

“The suspect was allegedly planning to travel to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab and participate in their terrorist activities,” the Mounties said in a news release.

Caroline Glick lecture in Thornhill, April 5

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Does the “B” in CBC Stand For Bias?

Um, yes.

PQ will use public funds to promote sovereignty if elected: Leader

A Parti Québécois government wouldn’t hesitate to use public funds to promote sovereignty, party leader Pauline Marois said Tuesday.

Marois said a PQ government would use public money to achieve sovereignty, once in power, notably by commissioning studies on the impact of an independent Quebec.

Opec set for 1,000,000,000,000 in export revenues

That’s 1 trillion.

“Opec, the oil producers’ cartel, will reap $1,000bn in export revenues this year for the first time if crude prices remain above $100 a barrel, according to the International Energy Agency.

The cartel has been one of the main beneficiaries of high oil prices, which have soared in recent weeks amid the civil uprisings in the Middle East and north Africa.”

Jewish student files anti-Semitism complaint against York U

The complaint in the York University case, filed by student Sammy Katz, stems from a confrontation in February 2010 between Katz, who works for the Jewish advocacy group Hasbara Fellowships, and other students, including a leader of Students Against Israeli Apartheid.

As Katz was involved in a pro-Israel campaign concerning terror threats to Israel and captive soldier Gilad Schalit, the complaint alleges, he and other student volunteers were approached and threatened with physical violence by students who accused the pro-Israel campaigners of Islamophobia, among other slurs. Katz alleges that in the ensuing melee, he was hit by a man and a woman in the crowd.

Two days after the incident, Katz and other members of Hasbara were made aware that they were included in the investigation of an inquiry filed by Rob Tiffin, then-vice president of student life at York.

Tiffin, according to Katz’s complaint, got the hall’s security cameras and allowed members of news organizations and Jewish organizations to see the CCTV footage, accompanied by his commentary that nothing troubling had occurred. Katz was not permitted to see the video.

Katz’s complaint states that at the eventual hearing pursuant to York’s Code of Student Conduct, the adjudicator found that the university had acted inappropriately by releasing the tape to the media, and also found that an assault had occurred and was visible on tape.

Muslim Group Threatens to Disrupt William’s Wedding

A group of extremist Muslims has allegedly threatened to disrupt the wedding of Prince William, saying “the day the nation has been dreaming of will become a nightmare”.

A Muslim group – named Muslims Against Crusades – vowed to disrupt the royal wedding and even threatened to start a riot during the celebrations, The Sun reported citing Scotland Yard officials.

Sad: Start-Up Offers Fake Relationships for Facebookers

A new start-up says it can create your perfect girl, as long as you tell it what you’re looking for you. But don’t expect to snuggle up with this mate because she’s only going to be accessible via Facebook.

Still in pre-launch mode (the site says “coming soon”), Cloud Girlfriend claims to generate a virtual girlfriend who can interact with you publicly on your favorite social network.

“’s tagline is, ‘The easiest way to get a girlfriend is to already have one,'” the site’s San Diego-based co-founder, David Fuhriman, said in an email.

For a fee (which the site has yet to disclose), the service provides a “network of real people, not bots” who post romantic messages and communicate with users on Facebook, Fuhriman said. But no one (besides the people involved in the faux fling) will be the wiser that the relationship isn’t real.

There Is No Neutral

No one denies that NGOs accomplish vital work in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, but their commitment to nonaligned status suggests that most believe that tasks focused on improving human lives can somehow be apolitical. This perspective overlooks the political and cultural beliefs that cause harm to innocents in the first place. And though providers of humanitarian aid would like to operate in a “neutral space,” there is no such location in the contested battlegrounds of an insurgency.

Muammar Qaddafi Should Join “The Elders”

“The Elders” are a self-proclaimed group of self-proclaimed wise men and women, including former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Irish President Mary Robinson, and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. While “The Elders” say they “offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity,” they are better known for espousing moral equivalence and legitimizing terrorists.

Video: A Small Miracle: Meet ‘British Muslims for Israel’

Yes, you read that headline right.

Video: The Iranian regime is perfectly sane

Gadhafi is the least of our problems, but, by all means world, keep fiddling in Libya while the real threat to humanity carries on, unfettered for the most part.

Jordan Teetering on Civil War, Local Analysts Say

Jordan’s social cohesion is quickly unraveling, local experts warn, following violent demonstrations in the kingdom and an obtuse government response to public demands for change.

One protester was killed and 120 wounded in the bloodiest demonstrations yet to take place in the kingdom since popular protests began sweeping through the Middle East in January.

Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea

Close to 50 million people live in South Korea, and everyone learns Gemara (Talmud) in school. “We tried to understand why the Jews are geniuses, and we came to the conclusion that it is because they study Talmud,” said the Korean ambassador to Israel.

Abbas willing to give up U.S. aid for unity with Hamas

Sounds good to me.

Al Jazeera’s ‘Real News’ Comes With a Cost

Al Jazeera owes it popularity in the Arab world to the failure of the regions’ conventional state-controlled media to break free of its political masters and provide credible news to the public. Yet, while Al Jazeera has broken through previous media taboos in the Arab world, it still shares many similarities with the regions government-controlled media. It continues to project the political agenda of its patrons and advances an Arab ethnocentric and Islamic agenda.

Canada controlled by traitors of Bloc Quebecois: Snobelen

It is now a fact of life that in every election a large segment of Quebec voters will abdicate their responsibility to help govern the country and instead elect MPs whose overt goal is the destruction of Canada.

The Bloc Quebecois is not interested in what is best for Canada. It seeks only to extort as much federal tax money as possible before accomplishing its ultimate goal; the dissolution of the country. In plain language, the Bloc is guilty of treason.

Video: Libyan TV Anchor Delivers The News While Holding AK-47

“In the name of almighty God, I pledge to you, my dear leader, that I will sacrifice my last breath, my last bullet, my last drop of blood, last baby and child for you.”

Video: Melanie Philips on “armchair barbarism”

Must watch. Ms. Philips also has some very wise advice for the Israeli government.

Intifada means war

The Arabic term Intifada connotes awakening or uprising and was first used during the 1987 uprising against Israel. It is also used in the Palestinian narrative in the sense of “to shake up or wake up” the world and Israel to all the wrong that was done to the Palestinians as a result of the Israeli “occupation.”

Practically, this idea, that any means including violence may be used in the face of “occupation” has given Palestinians the carte blanche to do whatever they want whenever they want with no consequences for their actions.

Does anti-Semitism infect Quebec nationalism?

Jews control most of the world through the banks and manipulate interest rates. Israeli aggression in the Middle East is enough to make one want to “blow up Mr. Jews all around the world.” Fewer than one per cent of Jews in Quebec are truly Québécois.

Such opinions – expressed on the pro-sovereignty website – have revived age-old accusations that anti-Semitism infects Quebec nationalism.

RCMP’s most wanted

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Mark Steyn: Do-gooders in a land with no good guys

It is tempting and certainly very easy to point out that Obama’s war (or Obama’s “kinetic military action,” or “time-limited, scope-limited military action,” or whatever the latest ever more preposterous evasion is) is at odds with everything candidate Obama said about U.S. military action before his election. And certainly every attempt the president makes to explain his Libyan adventure is either cringe-makingly stupid (“I’m accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also somebody who aspires to peace”) or alarmingly revealing of a very peculiar worldview:

“That’s why building this international coalition has been so important,” he said the other day. “It is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally.”

That’s great news. Who doesn’t enjoy volunteering other people? The Arab League, for reasons best known to itself, decided that Col. Gadhafi had outlived his sell-by date. Granted that the region’s squalid polities haven’t had a decent military commander since King Hussein fired General Sir John Glubb half-a-century back, how difficult could it be even for Arab armies to knock off a psychotic transvestite guarded by Austin Powers fembots? But no: Instead, the Arab League decided to volunteer the U.S. military.

Good news: Feuding terrorists making up

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met in his office in Ramallah on Saturday with a senior Hamas delegation and discussed with its members ways of ending the dispute between his Fatah faction and the Islamist movement.

The slave girls of Nepal

Urmila says she was five years old when this man, an attorney from a respected family, came to her village of Manpur, on the Rapti River, and made an offer that ended her childhood.

In Nepali, the word kamalari means “hardworking woman.” But these aren’t women being sold off and forced to work; they’re children between the ages of five and 15, thin-armed girls forced to work 14-16 hours a day in the households of families, fully at the mercy of their owners and exposed to their moods and their beatings. About one in 10 of the girls is sexually abused.

Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited “around 25” men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are “today are on the front lines in Adjabiya”.

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but added that the “members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader”.

Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against “the foreign invasion” in Afghanistan, before being “captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan”. He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.

Islamist Group Is Rising Force in a New Egypt

“We are all worried,” said Amr Koura, 55, a television producer, reflecting the opinions of the secular minority. “The young people have no control of the revolution anymore. It was evident in the last few weeks when you saw a lot of bearded people taking charge. The youth are gone.”

Geez, who ever would have predicted that?

Iran website recruits ‘jihadists’ for Bahrain ‘war’

The website calls upon volunteers to engage in “martyrdom” attacks in Bahrain and reassures them that their data will be kept confidential and that they will be notified by email of the missions they are to carry.

According to the website, 1,858 have so far volunteered, 60% of them are from Iran, 18% from Bahrain, and the others from several countries in the region including Kuwait.

Int’l Red Cross Sheltering Hamas Terrorist Officials

Hamas officials are praising Wednesday’s deadly bombing of a bus station in Jerusalem — a city they’ve vowed to conquer.

Jerusalem is also a place where wanted Hamas members have found safe haven from Israeli authorities — and they’re getting help from one of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations.

Although Hamas’s main headquarters can be found in Gaza and Damascus, over the past several months, three officials from the terror group have also set up shop at the International Red Cross office in East Jerusalem.

Middle East Arms Expo an Oddly Peaceful Scene

As Hollywood describes them, Middle Eastern arms deals are nefarious meet-ups in the middle of a desert with black SUVs, automatic weapons and metal briefcases, but the reality is more like a sterile, home-appliance trade show.



Syrian security forces open fire on protesters, at least 25 dead

The main hospital in the restive Syrian city of Daraa has received the bodies of at least 25 protesters who died in confrontations with security forces, a medical official said on Thursday.

“We received them at 5 P.M. yesterday. They all had bullet holes,” the official told Reuters.

UPDATE: More than 100 dead.

Desecration, attacks at ancient Jewish cemetery

A wide patch of steep hillside overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City holds row after row of graves. Biblical prophets, revered rabbis and a prime minister are buried there. Yet many of the tombstones have been smashed, litter is strewn around and tethered donkeys defecate on top of graves.

The ancient cemetery is just one point of contention in the struggle for control of Jerusalem, an explosive issue in decades of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

Israelis and American Jewish leaders are demanding that the Israeli government increase protection to ensure that those buried on the Mount of Olives can rest in peace.

The cemetery is believed to hold the graves of biblical prophets Haggai, Malachi and Zechariah. The list of modern Jewish figures buried there includes Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew, and Nobel Prize laureate Shai Agnon.

Some Israelis claim Palestinians from surrounding east Jerusalem neighborhoods attack visitors two to three times a week, sometimes stoning funeral processions. They accuse Arabs of building illegally on top of graves, using tombstones as goalposts for soccer games and lobbing firebombs to desecrate the cemetery.

At a recent visit to the cemetery, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said he’s heard from hundreds of families in the U.S. who can’t visit buried relatives without protection from armed guards.

“If you hear the families, the pain and the fact that they’re afraid to come here, what does it say?” Hoenlein asked. “In Jerusalem, Jews can’t go and visit an ancient burial site that is supposedly sacred?”

The Mount of Olives has held a holy place in Judaism since the period of the biblical First Jewish Temple more than 3,000 years ago.

Terror attack in Jerusalem

20 injured, 3 seriously in Jerusalem bus bomb.

UPDATE: 1 dead.

Saying The Word ‘Protest’ Twice On A Cell Phone In China Leads To An Automatic Dropped Call

The much-publicized revolutionary spirit sweeping through the Middle East seems to have officials in China more than a little wary.

Phyllis Chesler: The ‘Palestinization’ of lesbian activism

The Jewish lesbians among them are not “self-hating Jews.” They are political opportunists obsessed with their own victimhood posturing — even if it means they must sacrifice the cause of both women and homosexuals in the process.

What if Arabs had recognized the State of Israel in 1948?

If, if, if…..

Anti-Semitism 2.0

The concept of the “evil Jew” has made a well-disguised comeback: Criticizing Israel and Zionists, is now deemed a legitimate option to cursing Jews and Judaism. Not only is it open, socially acceptable and legal, but it can actually bring prosperity and popularity. This new form of anti-Semitism 2.0 is well-covered-up, harder to trace and poses a much deeper danger to the modern way of life of the civilized world than the earlier crude form of it, as it slowly and gradually works on delegitimizing Jews to the point where it eventually becomes acceptable to target Jews, first verbally, then physically — all done in a cosmopolitan style where the anti-Semites are well-groomed speakers and headline writers in jackets and ties; and not just Arab, but American and European, from “sanitized” news coverage of the most bloodthirsty radicals, to charges against Israel in which facts are distorted, selectively omitted or simply untrue, as in former President Jimmy Carter’s book on Israel.

Why would a Palestinian be writing this? The answer is simple: The Palestinians have been used as fuel for the new form of anti-Semitism; this has hurt the Palestinians and exposed them to unprecedented and purposely media-ignored abuse by Arab governments, including some of those who claim love for the Palestinians, yet in fact only bear hatred to Jews. This has resulted in Palestinian cries for justice, equality, freedom and even basic human rights being ignored while the world getting consumed with delegitimizing Israel from either ignorance or malice.

Pro-Israel activist BITTEN in London

An activist with the pro-Israel Stand With Us organization was attacked Sunday at a London university, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The activist, Dean Gold, was taken to the hospital after being beaten and bitten on the cheek, his companions said.

“There is the brilliance, the propaganda brilliance, of calling Israel an Apartheid state”

“Because every time these people put a motion through Parliament and through the legislature or try to shut you down in other ways, they have to say Israel isn’t an Apartheid state. They have to say it’s hate talk to say Israel is an Apartheid state.”

“Each time they have to say it,” so over time it really is a brilliant propaganda tactic, because each time it becomes more familiar. Something that is forbidden by the mainstream becomes a familiar phrase.”

Judy Rebick

Attempted Jew massacre of the day

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes in southern city, causing a number of residents to suffer shock but no damage. Elderly woman also injured while taking cover.

All hell breaking loose in pin-up wars

The combatants are breaking out the unconventional weapons.  Five Feet may win this one.

Let’s get nuts.

Armed men attack Reuters Gaza bureau

For once, I’m rooting for Hamas. This is why.

This week in Muslim dictatorship savagery

Saudi Arabia – 3 injured.

Syria – 6 dead, scores injured.

Bahrain – 13 dead.

Yemen – 45 dead, more than 200 injured.

Gaza – 1 dead, 30 injured.

Libya – God knows how many dead and injured.

Attempted Jew massacre of the day

54 mortars fired from Gaza.