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!
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).
-Criticism of John Kerry and his approach to the recent “Peace Talks”. My theory is that the US is insane and they just can’t find another approach. Definition of insanity being doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The biggest problem is every time the US makes this mistake the Israelis are forced to give more and more concessions (releasing terorirsts, giving up land, etc) While continuously funneling money to the PA.
*This is the most important article of the week and maybe the year, something must be done about this and it is a MUST READ if there ever was one.
– The NYT is pressing an Anti-Israel ideology on its readers and something must be done about this. I think considering a boycott of the NYT is in order and I want to get the conversation started.
http://www.jwire.com.au/featured-articles/38124/38124 – This article is about a new book which quotes President Obama calling the Israeli prime minister a pain in the ass. Just more evidence he is anti-Israel.
Finally Obama and John Kerry are doing their best to destroy the relationship between Israel and the United States. Allies must have a level of trust and understanding and that was built between the US and Israel over the past century and Obama and Kerry are doing EVERYTHING to destroy it. (No I don’t think its completely on purpose, they just fail to see the truth of the situation)
Commentary by Arutz Sheva,
As negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority continue amid international calls for a 23rd Arab state in the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) region – which would leave Israel with the territory it held prior to the 1967 Six-Day War – familiar calls from within Israel are being heard warning of the “indefensible borders” the Jewish State would be left with in such an eventuality.
It is not a new claim. Israel’s former Foreign Minister Abba Eban famously referred to the so-called “’67 borders” as “Auschwitz borders,” provocatively expressing the fears of many Israelis that a return to the 1949 Armistice lines would leave them perilously vulnerable to attack in a neighborhood which has proven all too often to be hostile to their very presence.
But is that really the case? Or, as some critics of Israel claim, are those fears simply unfounded?
One prominent Israel advocate who has taken it upon himself to clearly illustrate the case is New York based attorney Mark Langfan. On Tuesday Langfan appeared on the CBN News show “The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck,” and, with the aid of three topographical maps set out to prove why in his view a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria would create an indefensible security situation for Israel.
The show starts with a regional map showing how Israel provides “the first and last line of defense” between Islamic terror and NATO nations, first among them Greece.
Langfan then showcased a topographical map illustrating how the inaccurately termed “West Bank” actually consists of the mountains of Judea and Samaria. His analysis predicts a Palestinian state there could turn into a strategic terror base in the heart of Israel.
The maps show how 70% of Israel’s population and 80% of its industrial base lie in an area nine miles wide at its narrowest between the “Green Line” and the Mediterranean sea.
If a Palestinian state was created in that region, Langfan asserts the Palestinians could easily smuggle in rockets – as has occurred in Gaza – and vividly demonstrated how the katyusha rockets currently being fired from Gaza possess a range that would reach every part of Israel’s population center.
Langfan, of “Americans for a Safe Israel”, has created these three-dimensional topographical map to explain the implications of strategic height and depth for Israel’s security.
In 2011 he won the “Justice Louis B. Brandeis Award” from the Zionist Organization of America, and in 2012 he received the “Shomer Yisrael” award from Bet El Yeshiva Center.
The show “The Watchman” debuted on CBN News on September 17, 2013. Langfan is scheduled to be back on next week with maps detailing the Iranian threat.
Other graphical presentations have also shown how a Palestinian state with no IDF presence in the Jordan valley presents indefensible security threats to Israel.
Global terrorism is still on the rise, and is set to hit a new record high in 2013, CNNreports.
The report cited the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), which reported that terrorism hit a record high in 2012, and that so far attacks have been even more frequent in 2013.
There were over 8,500 terrorist attacks worldwide in 2012 and nearly 15,500 people were killed by terrorism, the group reported. The data showed a major increase compared to 2011, with attacks up by 69% and fatalities up by 89%.
The previous high for attacks was set in 2011, while the previous year in which the most people were murdered by terrorists worldwide was 2007.
So far, terrorism has been even more frequent in 2013, with 5,100 terrorist attacks recorded by START in the first half of the year alone.
Several high-profile terrorist attacks took place in the second half of 2013, including a terrorist assault on the Westage Mall in Nairobi, Kenya in which at least 67 people were killed, a string of bombings in Pakistanthat included an attack on a church that killed 75, and fresh waves of violence in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At least 4,000 people have been killed in fighting in Iraq in 2013.
START defines terrorism as activity by a “non-state actor” aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious or social goal, in which civilians were targeted, and which was intended to coerce or intimidate a larger group beyond the immediate victims.
The group gathers information on attacks by scanning world media.
In an article in Arutz Sheva today, a prominent Israeli newspaper in hebrew and english, misdefined “Right of Return” and couldn’t have downplayed its importance more than it did.
Here is what he wrote, “Recognizing Israel as a Jewish state – as PA Chairman Abbas expects Israel to recognize a new PA state as “Palestinian” – has also been linked to the PA’s demand for the “right of return.” Abbas has previously stated that he will not recognize Israel as Jewish because doing so would mean giving up the “right of return.”
Im attaching a video that will show you not only what the right of return REALLY is, but how it is taught to young children. Guess who teaches them these things? THE U.N.!!!!. I worked for the organization that created this video for a while, and they are going after UNWRA right now. I will go into the UNWRA issue later, but it is one of the main reasons the ‘Palestinians” are still refugees after so long.
I will explain a little the problem with UNWRA and what they do that hurts Israel around the world. The answer to the question above “why is it important that the Palestinians continue to be indentified as refugees is because it is in the Arab worlds best interest to keep them that way”. Money, making israel look bad, and numerous other issues that they of course deny. Again I will go more into UNWRA later, but remember they are important.
This video is one of a few must watches I will post in the coming days, I’m just trying to catch up on everything I wanted to put in here and had a bunch ready.
First off I’m going to admit that I am not a fan of Obama, if that wasn’t clear already. That being said I am not going to make any claims without facts to back them up. I did vote for him in 2008 when he preached hope and change, promised us a list of 20 things and didn’t accomplish one of them. That being said he is not even close to the biggest problem with our government. The whole thing is a disaster and I am not sure exactly how to fix it, but people need to get more informed and know both sides of the argument IN DEPTH before they vote on the issue. Granted I can’t stand Obama, I will not say anything I can’t back up with facts. I won’t call him a Muslim, I won’t even call him a socialist. What I do know about him though is that he does not value Israel as an ally in the middle east and this video shows why. Another thing I want to say is that it doesn’t matter if you are a democrat or a republican, what your beliefs are I do not want to argue left versus right. I would love for people to begin commenting, but I do not want to talk about American politics UNLESS they affect Israel.
Knesset Speaker, MK Yuli Edelstein (Likud), joined several other Likud members who issued harsh judgments against the upcoming release of terrorist murderers as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority (PA), in exchange for its willingness to embark upon a US-mediated “peace process.”
“The holding of negotiations without preconditions is a principle that Israel insisted upon before the process,” wrote Edelstein. “And yet, this morning, our eyes have seen the names of the arch-terrorists with blood on their hands, who will be released. Terrorists who murdered and slaughtered our finest sons and citizens – soldiers, teachers, employers and even a Holocaust survivor.”
“The Palestinians’ ‘gesture’ toward Israel was not late in coming,” he added bitterly, “and this morning, already, rockets were fired at the South. About things like this, it is said, ‘the world will go on behaving as it always does,’ ‘there is nothing new under the sun,’ and ‘what was – will continue to be.'”
“I regret to say that experience has taught us that someday, soon, the headlines will inform us that one of those being freed was involved in a terror attack in some way or another. My heart goes out to the families.”
- This is the second time in THESE “negotiations” in which Israel has freed prisoners just to get the PA to the table.
- The majority of Palestinian people MAY want peace, whether or not this is true today, if a normal everyday palestinian citizen speaks up they will be immediately silenced by the leadership and terrorists. We can’t waste anymore time and appease people who have proved over and over again they don’t want peace they want Israel as their own, by attempting to negotiate. (Im not saying we act by force I’m saying we try some alternatives to “peace talks”).
- The last point I want to make is to completely destroy the land for peace argument. 76% of the original territories given to Israel by the UN and Britain have been given to palestinians or Arabs in “peace talks”. It just doesn’t work and how much more can Israel sacrifice?