Monthly Archives: September 2011

How Robert Lantos disengaged from York University because of John Greyson

Greyson departing on his trip to board the Sea Hitler

“John Greyson is, egregiously, a professor in York’s film department who, as mentioned in the letter, attempted to generate a boycott of the Tel Aviv Student Film Festival. In other words, a man who teaches film at a university is encouraging the boycott of student films because he disagrees with their government’s policies. And, of course, he’s only taking this course of action with the student films of one country. I’ve asked before and I ask again whether York subsidizes, directly or indirectly, the propaganda films Greyson makes to promote his pro-Palestinian views.”


CIA-led drone attack kills terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki and Al Qaeda magazine editor Samir Kahn in Yemen, in a strike that used two Predator drones and Hellfire missiles.

China to North America: Send us your oil

As Americans quarrel over whether fossil fuels belong in their future, Asian countries are taking a powerful message to Washington Thursday: Ship your oil and gas to us.

The case for the establishment of a transpacific energy market involving the United States and Canada as exporters, and Asian countries including China, Japan and Korea as importers, will be presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Economic Co-operation Council, a group of 23 Asia Pacific economies that work together on public policy issues.

It’s the first time the prospect is being seriously discussed for a simple reason: It is now possible.

OISE hosted radical Islamist at Community Education Forum

You remember Susan Douglass don’t you? Infamous teacher at “terror high” with ties to CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood. The morons at OISE think she’s just grand.

Jew hatin’ York U students holding workshop

….On how to destroy Israel.

“York Divest from Israeli Apartheid NOW!”
Thursday, September 29 – 5pm-7pm
Student Centre RM 313
Facilitated: Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York

Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) presents a workshop introducing SAIA and
the global Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in solidarity with
Palestine. Attendees will be provided with context of the Palestinian struggle
for self-determination and the history that led Palestinians to call for BDS.
We will focus on the divestment campaign that was launched this past March.
This interactive workshop will introduce the divestment campaign and how York
is violating international law with their investments in the targeted companies.
Learn the truth about Palestine, BDS and find out how to join the growing movement.

Jew hating MP to run for Liberal party leadership

Borys Wrzesnewskyj

How vile is this anti-semite? This vile.

Islamist rag, Canadian Charger: Will God forgive the Jews this Rosh Hashanah?

Alan Hart

“Do you really believe that God will forgive the Jews if they don’t say sorry to the Palestinians and then play their necessary part in righting the wrong done?”. 

Canada’s lawyers exempt from money-laundering laws

Canada’s lawyers are now exempt from the federal government’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws.

The B.C. Supreme Court has struck down sections of the law relating to lawyers as unconstitutional.

The law requires financial institutions and others, including lawyers, to keep records on money transactions in an attempt to stop terrorists and criminals from using cash.

Canada’s 14 law societies challenged the law saying it infringed on solicitor-client confidentiality.

Al Qaeda tells Iran’s Ahmadinejad to stop the conspiracy theories blaming the U.S. for 9/11

Outspoken controversial Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been told by Al-Qaeda to stop his conspiracy theories claiming that the U.S. was to blame for the 9/11 attacks.

The terrorist organisation has reportedly sent a message to the Iranian president asking him to stop spreading his ‘ridiculous belief’ about the 2001 attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.

Nearly 100,000 Christians have fled Egypt this year

Federation of Human Rights head Naguib Gabriel said Christians were leaving over threats from Salafi groups seeking to implement Sharia (Islamic law) as national law, and over the government’s failure to bring attackers to justice in attacks on churches.

Harassment of Copts in Egypt has included attacks on churches, the kidnap of teenage Christian girls and their forced conversion to Islam, and the massacre of Christian families in the north of the country.

Erdogan wants UN sanctions on Israel

Sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Israel would have resolved the issue of Mideast peace long ago, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview on Monday.

Egypt: Assailants blow up Sinai gas pipeline to Israel

Witnesses say 3 men open fire on pipeline near El-Arish; attack is the sixth this year.

Palestinians stepping up anti-Israel boycott

Fatah official says Palestinians planning to boycott all Israeli products, not just settlement goods as well as working to promote academic boycott.

Good news: Iran just months from N-bomb

Two years after an underground installation in the city of Qmo was revealed in a joint press conference by US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and former British prime minister Gordon Brown, Iran has significantly advanced its uranium enrichment program at the site.

The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency concludes that Iran has not only boosted production but upgraded the level of enrichment from 3.5 per cent to almost 20 per cent and has installed more sophisticated centrifuges, which it is moving to the bunker in Qom, apparently to protect them from airstrikes.

Low-enriched uranium is used for nuclear power, which Iran insists is the purpose of its program.Weapons-grade uranium is about 90 per cent enriched.

 “We believe if Iran broke out now they could have a bomb in six months,” said David Albright, a former weapons inspector who runs the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington. “They’ve done this right in front of our faces.”

Tahrir fatigue

Liberal and leftist groups have set for themselves another challenge by calling for a so-called “million-man” protest in Tahrir Square on 30 September to protest against the sudden expansion of the 30-year- old emergency law in a decree issued last week by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). A similar call to demonstrate on Friday 16 September under the banner “No to the Emergency Law” failed noticeably, with only a few hundred people taking part. Observers agree that the level of participation in next week’s scheduled protest will likely depend on the outcome of current negotiations between SCAF and political parties on the elections laws rather than the ongoing debate over the emergency law.

Political Islamic groups, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, have clearly stated they were no longer in support of street protests, preferring instead to prepare for the upcoming parliament elections, and to engage with SCAF to provide the best conditions that would assure them a major victory. Meanwhile, and despite charges by critics that SCAF was responsible for the current state of chaos by unilaterally taking decisions on election laws and refusing to remove key figures who belonged to the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak, several opinion polls conducted recently have suggested that the majority of Egyptians support the expansion of the emergency law, hoping that this would restore a badly needed sense of security in Egypt.

MASSIVE Oilsands Pipeline protest in Ottawa

300 people. Live video feed here.

Los Angeles Times: Ben-Hur was a palestinian

The Los Angeles Times has converted Judah Ben-Hur, the fictional enslaved Jewish nobleman who serves as a protagonist in Charles Heston’s 1951 Hollywood blockbuster, into a “Palestinian nobleman.” Today’s paper reports:

Based on the novel by Lew Wallace, the period drama revolves around Judah Ben-Hur (Heston), a Palestinian nobleman who is enslaved by the Romans, engages in one of the most thrilling chariot races ever captured on screen, and even encounters Jesus Christ.

Of course, there was no such place as “Palestine” in the time of Jesus, since the Romans didn’t rename Judea as “Palestina” until a hundred years after the death of Jesus.

Stone-throwing palestinian terrorists murdered this father and son on Friday

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Reincarnation spat

China’s most famous monk is raising hackles in Beijing yet again. This time it’s over whether the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spirtual leader, can specify whether and where he will be reincarnated.

On Monday, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed the Dalai Lama’s recent comments about reincarnation. The Dalai Lama reportedly has said he will leave instructions about his reincarnation, after deciding at age 90 whether the institution should even exist. China, meanwhile, says the monk has no right to decide.

The 10 Richest Countries In The World

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“What do you want?”

Indian dude tries to figure out the Neturei Karta mental defectives.

Turkey “hunts down” IDF soldiers on Facebook

Turkey compiles list of 174 Israelis, topped by Prime Minister Netanyahu, who were directly or indirectly involved in 2010 raid on Gaza-bound ship. Intelligence officials used social networks to track down participants.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011

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Yad Vashem – Marking the New Year

Shofar (Ram’s Horn) Made in the Skarzysko-Kamienna Forced Labor Camp

The holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are traditionally a time for introspection, asking for and giving forgiveness, resolving to do better, and praying for a healthy and happy year to come.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time of prayer, family gatherings, special meals and sweet tasting foods.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is a day of fasting, reflection and repentance.

Through testimony, artifacts, photos, cards and prayer books from Yad Vashem’s collections, we offer a glimpse into some of the ways that Jews before, during and immediately after the Holocaust marked these special days.

Palestinian Children Trade “Martyr Cards” Instead Of Pokemon Cards

Give them a state!

October 6 – Day of the Victims of State Terrorism

Declared by CUBA in 2010. Really. You can commemorate this very special declaration here.

The Top 10 Craziest Things Ever Said During a U.N. Speech

History is rich with memorable orations delivered by the world’s leaders as nations convene to discuss the critical issues of the day. From the impassioned to the provocative to the truly bizarre, here are the 10 most unforgettable remarks to come out of the United Nations general assembly speeches in the last sixty years.

Musical Interlude

Senior Palestinian Official: Bringing Jerusalem Back Under Muslim Control Is Main Objective of Islamic Awakening

Collapse of dictatorial regimes by popular uprisings in the region has posed a major threat to the Israeli regime, a senior Palestinian figure said, and added that bringing Beit al-Moghaddas (Jerusalem) back to Muslim control is the main demand of the recent Muslim revolutions and growing Islamic awakening in the region.

The Good Life, Greek Style

Back in the 1980s, pop singer Belinda Carlisle topped the charts singing that heaven was in fact a place on Earth. Prophets are often ahead of their time, and notoriously underappreciated in their own land. But Miss Carlisle ended up being proved right. Heaven is indeed a place on Earth. It is called Greece.

It is possible, amid the recent footage of riots, tear gas, burning buildings, and pepper spray, to get the wrong idea. But if you have lived and worked there over recent decades, you know Greece is the only place to be. You are one of the blessed, a lotus-eater, a dweller in the happy isles.

Let’s say that you’re in your fifties, and have worked for 30-odd years in one of the world’s toughest professions — something sweat-inducing, a real ball-buster — on the front lines defending civilization as we know it. Hairdressing, for instance. If every weekday since leaving coiffure school you have been in the salon, providing first aid to split ends and sun-damaged hair, then from the age of 50 you could put your feet up. The state would support you for the rest of your natural life. And it’s not just hairdressers who enjoy this privilege.

Other hazardous occupations that the Greek government decided deserved decades in retirement clover included street peddling, radio broadcasting, and nightclub singing. I don’t doubt those nightclub crowds in a seaside resort like Faliraki can be tough, but why should belting out the hits to sunburned tourists for 35 years single you out for four or five decades of the good life on a full state pension? The answer is that you’re not singled out. Nearly 600 jobs are similarly rewarded by the Greek authorities. Pastry chefs and trombone players are also deemed at risk, the former from breathing all that flour dust, the latter from gastric reflux. Radio announcers are considered to be vulnerable to microphone bacteria, while the toilers in Greece’s hair salons deserve compensation for handling the lethal chemicals used in hair products.

It all makes Greece sound like a mighty dangerous place. Except that it’s not. It’s wonderful. Life expectancy is higher than in many other European countries, including Denmark and Great Britain. The average retirement age nationwide last year was 61, compared to 65 in Britain and 67 in Germany and Holland. What’s more, when they do retire, Greek citizens can expect to receive 80 percent of their final salary — not average or median, but final. So Greek retirees can live the rest of their lives in the manner to which they most recently became accustomed.

Read the rest here.

Video: Netanyahu’s speech to the UN

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Iran ‘steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya’

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them across the border to neighbouring Sudan, according to Western intelligence reports.

Video: Ahmadinejad Essentially Tells Wolf Blitzer: ‘Iran Isn’t Gay, But Maybe You Are!’

“Perhaps there are those who engage in such activities and you may be in contact with them and more aware of them.”

Abbas says no to Jewish state

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he is adamant about not recognizing Israel as the Jewish state.

“They talk to us about the Jewish state, but I respond to them with a final answer: We shall not recognize a Jewish state,”

Social media gives women a voice in Iran

A young woman is speaking to the camera, her face obscured to prevent her being identified. Her voice heavy with emotion, and hands gesturing, she describes the rape and torture she endured at the hands of her guards while imprisoned during the post-election crackdown in Iran. “Death was my first wish,” she says after recounting the physical and sexual assaults that began when she was picked up on her way home from university and thrown into a van. “I wanted it to be over. I wanted to die.”

Bruised from her beatings, she was taken to a detention centre where her interrogator told her, before he raped her: “I will do something you will never forget. I’ll make it so you never want to leave your house again, so any time you hear my name, you will tremble.”

In the mood for a good terror supporting rally but feeling a bit lazy?

No worries. Palestine House is holding a rally you don’t even have to get out of your car for.

“Palestine” to Deny Citizenship to 45 Percent of its Palestinian Residents

It’s eminently fitting the woman the Palestinian Authority chose to formally launch its statehood bid is a proud mother of five murderers, of whom one is now dead while the other four are serving life sentences in Israel. After all, a woman who teaches her sons to kill Israelis even at the expense of their own welfare is the perfect emblem of a Palestinian state dedicated to destroying Israel even at the expense of its people’s welfare. And if that accusation seems far-fetched, just consider the shocking interview the PLO’s ambassador to Lebanon, Abdullah Abdullah, gave the Lebanese Daily Star last week:

The ambassador unequivocally says that Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of the sought for U.N.-recognized Palestinian state…

This would not only apply to refugees in countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Syria and Jordan or the other 132 countries where Abdullah says Palestinians reside. Abdullah said that “even Palestinian refugees who are living in [refugee camps] inside the [Palestinian] state, they are still refugees. They will not be considered citizens.”

Abdullah said that the new Palestinian state would “absolutely not” be issuing Palestinian passports to refugees…

“When we have a state accepted as a member of the United Nations, this is not the end of the conflict. This is not a solution to the conflict. This is only a new framework that will change the rules of the game.”

The Palestinian Liberation Organization would remain responsible for refugees, and Abdullah says that UNRWA would continue its work as usual.

Here’s what palestinians did to a Jewish baby today

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What Will the New Palestinian State Look Like?

Global leaders are so busy pontificating on how essential it is for a “State of Palestine” to be founded that none of them seems to have noticed that it already exists. Since the Palestinian Authority was established in 1994, the contours of the “State of Palestine” have taken form in front of our eyes. So what will this famous “State of Palestine” look like?

Rent-A-Guinea Pig Service Takes Off in Switzerland

Swiss animal lover Priska Küng runs a kind of matchmaking agency — for lonely guinea pigs that have lost their partners. She lives with around 80 of the furry, squeaky little creatures, in addition to six cats, a number of rabbits, hamsters and mice in the village of Hadlikon, some 30 kilometers from Zürich.

Küng, 41, rents out her guinea pigs, a service that has been in high demand in the Alpine nation ever since animal welfare rules were tightened up a few years ago. Switzerland has forbidden people from keeping lone guinea pigs because the animals are sociable and need each other’s company.

As a result, the sudden death of a guinea pig, shocking enough in itself, can also place the hapless owners outside the law if they only had two of the pets.

That is where Küng comes in. “Because they hardly ever die at the same time, even if they are exactly the same age, people who don’t want a new guinea pig and lose one of their two animals need an interim solution,” she says.

Without her rent-a-guinea pig service, the owner would have to purchase a new, probably younger guinea pig as a companion to the ageing survivor, whose eventual death would force the purchase of yet another guinea pig, locking the owner into an endless cycle of guinea pig purchases in order to adhere to Swiss law — even though he or she may only ever have wanted one guinea pig in the first place.

Colombian designer creates bullet proof fashion line

Colombian fashion designer Miguel Caballero has hit New York’s Fashion Week with a diverse line of bullet-resistant clothing that balances his clients needs for protection with clothing that looks and fits like Armani.

Caballero is so confident in his Armani-like armour that he has been shot a number of times while wearing his latest designs. Caballero said he even shoots his employees. He said, “the test, that each employee is subjected to, is his philosophy on quality control.”

Lloyd’s insurer sues Saudi Arabia for ‘funding 9/11 attacks’

A Lloyd’s insurance syndicate has begun a landmark legal case against Saudi Arabia, accusing the kingdom of indirectly funding al-Qa’ida and demanding the repayment of £136m it paid out to victims of the 9/11 attacks.

The Brighton-based Lloyd’s 3500 syndicate, which paid $215m compensation to companies and individuals involved, alleges that the oil-rich Middle Eastern superpower bears primary responsibility for the atrocity because al-Qa’ida was supported by banks and charities acting as “agents and alter egos” for the Saudi state.

The Palestinian state and its Jewish refugees

Maen Areikat, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s “ambassador” to the United States, announced last week that the Palestinian state, for which the PLO is requesting recognition by the United Nations, must be free of Jews. This presumably means that the areas that the PLO considers to be part of the Palestinian state will have to be cleared of all Jews residing there at the present time. In other words, the area must be ethnically cleansed.

Those nations who intend to vote for the admission of this Palestinian state to the UN, at the UN General Assembly or at the UN Security Council, will be voting for such an ethnic cleansing operation.

There may be some UN member states, among the Muslim nations, that are at present clean of any Jewish presence on their territory and intend to keep it that way. Adding a country to UN membership that is determined to rid itself of Jews and keep its territory free of Jews presumably presents no moral problem for them when the time comes to vote – and may even be a welcome addition to their “club.”

But, what about the other UN member states? What about the countries of Europe who not so long ago, under German rule in World War II, were cleaned and sometimes helped to clean their countries of Jews? Does this vote not represent a moral dilemma for them? That will be interesting to watch.

Operation Smile

Via Hotair. Break out the tissues.

In Defense of Endless War

Human history seems to register many more years of conflict than of tranquillity. In one sense, then, it is fatuous to whine that war is endless. We do have certain permanent enemies—the totalitarian state; the nihilist/terrorist cell—with which “peace” is neither possible nor desirable. Acknowledging this, and preparing for it, might give us some advantages in a war that seems destined to last as long as civilization is willing to defend itself.

The parts of anti-Israel protests that don’t get publicized

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No Apologies: Israel Isn’t to Blame for Its Growing Isolation

As the U.N. votes on Palestinian statehood, and former regional allies of the Jewish state like Turkey and Egypt turn openly hostile, much of the international community is blaming Israel for its own isolation.

If only Israel had apologized to Turkey for killing nine of its nationals on last year’s Gaza flotilla, so the argument goes, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan would not be threatening now to send warships against the Israeli coast. If only Israel had apologized to Egypt for the accidental killing of six of their soldiers when Israeli helicopters entered Egyptian territory in pursuit of terrorists last August, an Egyptian mob wouldn’t have ransacked the Israeli embassy in Cairo, as Egyptian leaders refused to take calls from desperate Israeli leaders. And if only Israel had stopped building in settlements and offered the Palestinians a fair solution, they would not now be turning to the U.N. to substitute an imposed solution for the negotiating process.

This convergence of blame comes at a time of spiritual vulnerability for Jews. This is, after all, our season of contrition. As we approach Rosh Hashanah, the process of self-examination intensifies. And as Jewish tradition emphasizes, the basis for penitence is apology. Before seeking forgiveness from God, we are to seek forgiveness from those we have hurt, even inadvertently.

But in the present atmosphere Jews should resist the temptation for self-blame. Apology is intended to heal. Yet those demanding apologies of Israel aren’t seeking reconciliation, but the opposite—to criminalize the Jewish state and rescind its right to defend itself.

If any apologies are forthcoming, they must be on the basis of facts.

Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign

The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN. In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

Abbas says ‘no’ to Jewish state

The representatives joined Ashton and Clinton in order to formulate another proposal, according to which the Palestinian Authority will hold direct negotiations with Israel based on the June 4 1967 borders with land swaps. In return, Abbas is required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and declare the end of the conflict, while agreeing to appropriate security arrangements.

However, the meeting ended several hours later due to Abbas’ refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish State. In addition, certain disagreements between the American and European positions remained unsolved.

Turkey to freeze EU ties if Cyprus gets EU presidency

EU-candidate Turkey will freeze relations with the European Union if Cyprus is given the EU presidency in 2012, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay was quoted as saying by state-run news agency Anatolian late on Saturday.

The comments were the strongest yet by Ankara over its opposition to the Cyprus presidency and could mark the start of a new low point in ties between the European Union and Turkey which began accession talks to the bloc in 2005.

The comments also come at a time of heightened tension in the eastern Mediterranean where Turkey is locked in a row with Cyprus over potential offshore gas deposits. Turkey’s relations with one-time ally Israel are also at a low.


“If the peace negotiations there (Cyprus) are not conclusive, and the EU gives its rotating presidency to southern Cyprus, the real crisis will be between Turkey and the EU,” Anatolian quoted Atalay as telling Turkish Cypriot Bayrak Radio and TV at the end of a trip to northern Cyprus.

“Because we will then freeze our relations with the EU. We have made this announcement, as a government we have made this decision. Our relations with the EU will come to a sudden halt.”