please sign this petition to remove the F#$% Israel page from FB.
Its disgusting that this is even allowed to be created, but it exists.
please sign this petition to remove the F#$% Israel page from FB.
Its disgusting that this is even allowed to be created, but it exists.
This is an absolute must read for anyone who wants to educate themselves on how Israel was established, the conflict between Israel and Palestine and where it comes from.
Also it highlights how the UN and Countries involved seem to forget that they were the ones who established the state of israel, which is now 22% of the original British Mandate, yet the Palestinians deserve the land of israel as well, the Jewish State didn’t sacrifice enough? The IDF is called the “Israel Attack Force” it makes me sick.
These people do not want peace they pretend to because it serves their cause, yet Israel is positioned as the Enemy by the media in general and this will have devastating consequences if not changed.
Make sure you watch the video. I don’t know why I am surprised anymore when I find out that he lied about something or he deflected responsibility of. Don’t have too much time to comment on this unfortunately, but this is another thing that I can’t effect without backing. Please spread the word!
This is the kind of stuff that really scares me. I doubt this book was very popular, but that being said, the fact that someone drew it this way, and presented it in a way for kids to learn about the geography of the middle east and deny Israel’s existence.
Kids are the most impressionable people (Obviously) and targeting them (As UNWRA and Hamas do in Gaza by teaching War Education ,Jihad, and the Celebrifying of suicide bombers. This is the first step towards the next generation not seeing Israel as an important ally. Just think about how these far left wingers who believe in peace, but support a group of people who rejects peace as a solution, can do to the history of the Hollocost let alone Israels right to exist. I just don’t get why more people don’t A. See the ass-backwards logic of these people (and the numbers are growing exponentially) and B. Why it seems that people are caring less and less and ignoring the problem. Thats the reason I started this blog. So please retweet, reblog, refacbook etc… anything you find valuable here if I can change a few peoples minds I’ve made a difference. Obviously I would like to have a bigger impact, but I can’t sit by and do nothing. I hope you realize you can’t either.
United with Israel, a fantastic organization, is organizing a petition to show Washington and the UN that the people they represent are not ok with easing sanctions on Iran. A nuclear Iran is not only a danger to Israel, but to the rest of the world as well. Please take 2 minutes and sign the petition, and if possible follow up by writing your congressman as I have. There is a tool in the link to the petition below which will help you find your representative and even assist you with the content. I cannot stress how important this is we need to show Obama and Kerry that Israel is important to the people of this country even if it isn’t important to them.
Here’s how to find your congressman: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Dr. Mordechai Nisan, is a retired lecturer in Middle East Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Among his books is The Conscience of Lebanon: A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz). His most recent book is Only Israel West of the River: The Jewish State and the Palestinian Question, available at Amazon.com.
When the present Israeli-Palestinian negotiations fail, and the mutual accusations ricochet against the diplomatic walls of acrimony, will a shred of simple truth be spoken? The bitterness of mutual recrimination, squabbling over responsibility and guilt, will recall earlier degenerate diplomatic efforts, as in 2000 and 2007.
Tzipi Livni and Saeb Erekat will appear disconsolate, Netanyahu and Abbas defiantly sober-minded. John Kerry will declare the failure but a pause on the long road, before the renewal of another round of useless negotiations.
This silly and maddening ritual of trying to put the square peg in the round hole is an insult to common sense and national pride. Israel, the military victor from 1967, has no compelling reason to withdraw (further) from its tiny homeland; and the Palestinians, who turned terrorism into the art of diplomacy, can expect no major gains any longer. Arafat, the alchemist shaman, is no longer around to outwit the naive and obstruct the path to peace.
The sacred mantra of ‘two states west of the Jordan River’ is a formula for conflict and war, not reconciliation and stability. There is insufficient land and water; too many intersecting roads and insurmountable military/security points of contention; no possible agreement on refugees and Jerusalem; and hardly an ounce of the necessary elixir – mutual trust.
The last three American presidents in particular, in their support of a Palestinian state and pursuit of the two-state solution, appear driven more by a subliminal obsession than guided by rational policy-making.
In the history of international conflicts and wars, there is never any guarantee that any agreement reached will be permanent. The Middle East and the Arab world have proven to be politically fertile terrain for a plethora of broken pacts and unfulfilled promises, as the various member-countries of the Arab League disputed, unified and divided incessantly over the decades. Note the dialectical aphorism: ‘treat your friend as if he will become your enemy and your enemy who may become your friend’.
A New Peace Paradigm
When the talks fail, and no Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic breakthrough occurs, we should reflect on the deep-seated religious animosity and political incompatibility between Jews and Arabs.
Israel must never lose sight of her vulnerable narrow coastal strip and critical importance of the Jordan Valley line; the dangerous exposure of her sole major international airport to proximate enemy attack; to the deep revulsion most Arab citizens feel toward the(ir) state of Israel; and no less and the first of all principles, the fact that this is the Hebrew Homeland for which Jewish identity, dignity, and history demand remains in the hands of its true sons and daughters.
The Palestinians, for their part, portray a pathetic self-image of victimology while bound to a culture of revenge. They lavish praise on their martyr-murderers and erase Israel from their maps of Palestine. Having lost all the battles, they still believe they will win the war.
Their tribal-like pride leaves no room for political compromise; and this is a people, or non-people, destined to romanticize its history and succumb to its delusionary dreams. The Palestinians are not able to ‘liberate Palestine’ though even if they ever get a state – rogue, terrorist, irredentist, and Islamic – it can’t last. Inevitably the exuberant Palestinians would provoke Israel and threaten and abuse her territorial and political integrity.
In a moment of recovery, Israel’s forthright response will terminate the Palestinian project and return the Palestinians to point zero.
The present and culminating political dead-end may hopefully evoke more reasonable thinking. The option of Jordan-is-Palestine, the only viable alternative to the quagmire of exhausted and tattered alternatives, should be explored in earnest. It was, in fact, proposed generations ago with Transjordan designated as the location for the Arab state of Palestine. Here is the missing component of the political puzzle and the jammed political process: Jordan as Palestine, and only Israel west of the river.
When the ongoing talks fail, like previous ones in the Oslo process for the last twenty years, politicians, statesmen, mediators, and negotiators will again be offered another chance to launch a major shift in history by adopting a truly equitable and realistic peace paradigm.
*Dr. Mordechai Nisan, author of “Only Israel West of the River“, recently interviewed on Arutz Sheva, is a retired Hebrew University lecturer on Israel and the Middle East.
I call this blog up2dateonisrael, but in reality the goal is to fight antisemitism and through doing so protect the future of Israel. That being said once in a while I may post a story that is very different from the usual posts updating you on current events in Israel.
The hackers, from Tunisia and Gaza, made public on Monday evening the usernames and passwords of the accounts which they had broken into. In some cases they changed the profile pictures of the users in question.
Victims of the hacking attack confirmed to Channel 10 that their Facebook account was hacked, with some saying they had thought the attack was a prank by their friends.
The channel named the group that carried out the attack as Demons of Hack. The group’s page is filled with anti-Semitic pictures. One of the hackers in the group, which Channel 10 contacted through Facebook, said the attack was an “act against the Israeli occupation.”
Facebook told Channel 10 that it was working to ensure the continued online security of all users, and urged users whose accounts were compromised to change their passwords.
There have been several hacking attacks targeting Israelis over the past year or so.
In January, a person who claimed to be a Saudi hacker published the credit card information of some 400,000 Israelis. It was later revealed that the number of charge card accounts that had been hacked is about 15,000.
Israeli hackers later “returned the favor” by publishing a list containing the names and credit card details of citizens of Saudi Arabia.
The Israeli Defense Ministry has established a special cyber warfare administration, which coordinates the efforts of security agencies and the Israeli defense industry in developing advanced systems to deal with cyber warfare.
The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory. In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.”…Its approval marks at least the second time this semester that a public university’s student government has voted to eradicate the phrase. UCLA passed a nearly identical measure in late August.
And I hereby ban the use of “illegal settlement” from all discourse.
But will Secretary of State John Kerry comply?
Here’s an excerpt from the official transcript of his recent interview:
SECRETARY KERRY: …Now, the Palestinian leadership made it absolutely clear they believe the settlements are illegal, they object to the settlements, and they are in no way condoning the settlements. But they knew that Israel would make some announcements. They knew it, but they don’t agree with it, and they don’t support it...We do not think you should be doing settlements. We, the United States, say the same thing. We do not believe the settlements are legitimate. We think they’reillegitimate. And we believe that the entire peace process would, in fact, be easier if these settlements were not taking place. Now, that’s our position. That is also the position – but we knew that there was not going to be a freeze. We didn’t negotiate a freeze. So there’s a difference here between knowing something may happen and objecting to it. The Palestinians profoundly object to it. The international community objects to it. The United States policy has always been that the settlements are illegitimate, and we believe this process would be much easier if we didn’t have the tension that is created by settlements.
Let me ask you something: How – if you say you’re working for peace and you want peace and a Palestine that is a whole Palestinian that belongs to the people who live there, how can you say we’re planning to build in the place that will eventually be Palestine? So it sends a message that somehow perhaps you’re not really serious. Now, we understand the pressures that exist, and we understand that within the government there are people who have a different view. So until you arrive at a peace agreement, that issue will not be settled. If you arrive at a peace agreement, everybody will understand where Israel is and everybody will understand where Palestine is.
The first is that if previously in 2009 I had hoped that the use of the term “illegitimate” was meant to distinguish American policy from that of the Arabs in that the question of legal, or not, was to be avoided because we Jews could make a very good case that we a quite legal, this seems to have dissipated.
The second is that Kerry supports apartheid. If we Jews can’t construct communities and that they must be dismantled, then Jews can’t live in a “Palestine that belongs to the people who live there”. “Palestine” is to be Arab, Arab only.
Mr. Secretary, can Israel then be only Jewish?
After all, Mr. Secretary, there are almost two dozen Arab states (UNESCO identifies 21 Arab states, while Wikipedia lists 23 Arab states. In addition the Arab League is a regional organization of these states that was formed in 1945. It currently has 22 members).
Why can’t there be one Jewish state, with an Arab minority?
Or, why must Palestine by bereft of its Jews?
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I want Hilary back as secretary of state….
Obama and Kerry are ruining the relationship between the US and Israel, the problem is the only voices speaking out against this are in Israel, and their voices don’t make it here to America. Its pretty amazing what has gone on under the nose of the “media” (Obama tools for obscuring the truth).
In another sign that the situation in Judea and Samaria is heating up, IDF troops on Monday arrested an Arab terrorist who was found to have in his possession a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle, a military-grade weapon used to take out tanks and armored vehicles. The 84 calibre automatic weapon has a range of up to 1,000 meters, and can utilize high explosive ammunition.
The weapon is far more sophisticated than those carried by the average terrorist. Amir Lazover, the commander of the unit that discovered the weapon, said that the terrorist was stopped at a checkpoint, where soldiers discovered the weapon. Large forces of troops were called in, as were members of the bomb squad.
There is no doubt, Lazover said, that the terrorist was on his way to conduct a major attack. “We were able to stop a terror attack,” he said, adding that the incident made clear that the terrorists were checking to see whether IDF soldiers were remaining attentive to the situation in Judea and Samaria.
Last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry “threatened” Israel with a new intifada if it did not agree to withdraw from most of Judea and Samaria, as the Palestinian Authority demands. In an interview withChannel 2 television, Kerry said that there would be “chaos” and a “third intifada” if Israel’s “peace talks” with the Palestinian Authority (PA) fail. “Failure of the talks will increase Israel’s isolation in the world,” Kerry said. “The alternative to getting back to the talks is a potential of chaos. I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?”
Israeli leaders slammed the comments, saying they amounted to incitement and warning such rhetoric could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Lazover said that, currently, there was no third intifada developing. “There has not been an increase in the number of security incidents in recent weeks, but the quality of these potential attacks have increased,” he said.