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Incitement: Hit Palestinian Children’s Song Glorifies Martyrdom

Just like Sesame Street: When we die as martyrs!

The Palestinian Authority is supposed to be combating incitement, at least that’s what Mahmoud Abbas has told Obama, Israel and Jewish leaders.

Obamas has staked the last 17 months on reaching nothing remotely resembling peace. Instead we are shooting lower. According to White house officials dialog between the parties would be a major breakthrough, especially seeing as this actually was going on before Obama assumed office. So far so futile. The word was in Washington that by pressuring Israel (and pressure there has been in spades) the ‘door would open’ for comprehensive peace..

So far despite the grandiose plans, as well as a politically difficult settlement moratorium by Israel (which will soon expire after 10 months) there is..

  • No open door
  • No direct negotiations
  • No seeming wider Arab world involvement
  • No halt to PA incitement

All aboard, the peace train!!

Islam Gone Wild: Hezbollah New Secret Flotilla Weapon Is Cancer Stricken Women (Update)

They Are Sick All Right.. Sick In The Head.

More Flotillas are coming and once again they are packed with martyrs. This time in order to extract maximum propaganda punch and feed eager progressives their requisite dose of Israel hating outrage, Islam is now packing secret weapons..

Samar Alhaj, the woman leading the Hizbullah-linked Lebanese boat that is scheduled to try to block the naval blockade on Gaza, said in an interview with a regional Israeli Arabic- language radio station in Nazareth that women were “the new secret weapon” in use against the “thieving enemy.”

Asked on Radio A-Shams by Zohair Bahloul why the ship, Mariam, would only be carrying women, she said, “We are women in order not to give the thieving enemy an excuse to use arms against the ship.” She said the ship would be carrying cancer medication for children, and women suffering from breast cancer and cancer of the uterus due to “chemical bombs” dropped on Gaza by Israel.

Alhaj is the wife of an officer in the Lebanese security service who was jailed for four years for alleged involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Alhaj and her husband met with Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah on May 22.

In other words another ‘peace’ flotilla, powered by the new Islamic Feminism!

The levels radical Islam and its western sympathizers & enablers will now go to in order to de-legitimize the Jewish State have reached cataclysmic new lows. Encouraged by a planet that reflexively condemns Israel, radical Islam is now serving up cancer stricken women readied for martyrdom - All in order to feed the insatiable need of anti-semites everywhere for more pure unadulterated Jew hatred.

It’s like a Pay Per View horror show of depravity. Hezbollah, which actively preaches martyrdom is sending its own sickened & blindly following Allah women out to goad Israel to violence against them for the cameras. As a cherry on top for their narrative from hell, they are armed with heart string pulling cancer medicines for ‘children’, which should prove to make an excellent by-line in news stories everywhere trashing us when we are forced to act – By maintaining our legal blockade against an entity with whom we are in fact at war.

Lest you for a moment be a European sucker..

Or perchance believe this is actually about Gaza, the organizers make clear exactly what the real mission is..

Meanwhile, Yasser Kashlak, a Syrian businessman of Palestinian descent who heads the “Free Palestine Organization” and is funding this boat, as well as another that is to carry journalists and parliamentarians, said over the weekend on Hizbullah’s al-Manar television station that he was more and more optimistic that one day these same boats would take “Europe’s refuse [the Jews] that came to my homeland back to their homelands.

“Gilad Schalit should go back to Paris and those murderers go back to Poland, and after that we will chase them until the ends of the earth to bring them to justice for their acts of slaughter from Deir Yassin until today.” Kashlak, a fervent Hizbullah supporter, called Israel a “rabid dog sent to the region to frighten the Arabs.

He said he had a message for Israelis: ‘Get on the ships we are sending you and go back to your lands. Don’t let the moderate Arab leaders delude you, [you] cannot make peace with us. Our children will return to Palestine, you have no reason for coexistence. Even if our leaders will sign a peace agreement, we will not sign.’” He said the boat carrying journalists and parliamentarians will carry 12 former American diplomats as well..

The destruction of Jews, the destruction of Israel, the de-legitimization of our very existence is the goal. No one could care less about humanitarian aid to Gaza, in fact if everyone in Gaza died de-legitimizing the filthy Joooz that would be fantastic!! Just a bit more propaganda grist for Allah’s sick mill.

In order to garner legendary hate ratings Allah’s servants in radical Islam are now serving up their own women, complete with cancer and every other manner of propaganda for an eager audience. How can we combat this when so called ‘normal people’, nihilists everywhere are not only not repulsed, but are actively supporting this depravity under the guise of being humanitarians?

Leader of the Free World – President Obama.

How can Israel a tiny country which stands almost alone in a sea of billions combat this, when the President of the United States of America – The leader of the free world himself cannot even show enough fortitude to stand up and say his own country is at war with this depravity & radical Islam, its chief breeding ground? When by his own order the words Jihad, radical Islam, and Terror are to be stricken from the lexicon..

Do you know what term then replaces these words in such a vacuum of moral leadership & fortitude? The word Humanitarians.

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UPDATE: Hezbollah interprets our moral outrage & conundrum over this depravity as ‘more weakness’

‘The Zionists fear boat carrying women who want to deliver aid to Gaza, so how will they be able to face rockets in next war?’

Not only that, but to wipe the taint of Hezbollah from all this the ship is purporting itself to be a Christian Mission! Including praying at shrines of the Virgin Mary. Taqiyya at its best. Black is white, up is down. It’s a brave new nihilist world.
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The Israel Haters: Fonda, Glover, Klein, Byrne; Modern Liberals Gone Fashionably Mad (Link Update I)

Israeli Liberals Take Note: You are just as evil as the rest of us

You would think that a cross cultural exchange between Israeli artists & Canadians might be something to celebrate? Independent artists presenting their own independent thoughts & ideas through the medium of film to foreign audiences. It’s not exactly a bastion of the right, it’s not an ‘evil settler enterprise’ by any conventional stretch of the imagination.

If anything the stereotype would be the opposite, artists in general tend to be on the liberal fringes of societies. If you need proof of how marginal & fringe they often are you need look no further than Toronto Canada – Where OTHER artists have initiated a boycott of the Toronto Independent Film Festival because it *GASP* is featuring films about Tel Aviv (itself the liberal capitol of the Holy Land).

It is a striking look at how the left eats its own because ignorance &  hatreds know no bounds. No one is safe, it doesn’t matter what kind of Israeli you are or even what you believe – The mere fact that you are Israeli at all is enough. It’s called anti-Semitism.

Naomi Klein: Israel Basher Out in Front

It’s always seemingly today the leftist Jew out in front of the Israel hatred train. Whom else for the other Anti-Semites to shield themselves under? Of course this is not anti-Semitism per say, its only a boycott of ‘Israel the evil Jewish State’ so it falls into the much more fashionable Anti-Zionist label.

Klein herself is of course out in front. The anti free market anti-capitalist cheerleader, who is herself a granddaughter of ardent communists and routinely pens anti-Israel columns for such filth as the UK Guardian - Is a popular spokesperson for the Boycott Israel crowd. As a Canadian Israeli I’m frankly embarrassed by her, reading this below how can I not be? 

The ignorance, and smug sickness that infects the far left for all to see

An international group of more than 50 prominent filmmakers, writers, artists and academics – including Ken Loach, David Byrne, Naomi Klein, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda, Wallace Shawn and Danny Glover – has signed a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival’s decision to spotlight the city of Tel Aviv and the work of 10 Israeli filmmakers. The letter is to be published online Thursday, with a call for additional signatories.

“As members of the Canadian and international film, culture and media arts communities, we are deeply disturbed by [TIFF’s] decision to host a celebratory spotlight on Tel Aviv,” the letter begins. “We protest that TIFF, whether intentionally or not, has become complicit in the Israeli propaganda machine.” [...]

She’s in good company, all of whom now refer to Israel as an ‘Apartheid Regime’ - ‘Hanoi Jane’ Fonda, Danny Glover and 50 odd other ‘leading lights of society’ join in to the hate fest. Not everyone is impressed however. The Film Festival itself has put up a defense and rejected the boycott calls which are absurd.. But not before sucking some serious liberal lefty A** and stating that Tel-Aviv itself is “contested ground” -

* [...] We recognize that Tel Aviv is not a simple choice and that the city remains contested ground. We continue to learn more about the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. As a festival that values debate and the exchange of cultures, we will continue to screen the best films we can find from around the world. This is our contribution to expanding our audiences’ experience of this art form and the worlds it represents.

Hence I guess TIFF also chooses to de-legitimizing the entire State of Israel in one blow? And embraces the common Palestinian narrative that Israel should be destroyed in its entirety, much like the boycotters themselves maintain. But.. Only in the interest of political correctness and staying hip with the artsy fartsy crowd it seems. Perhaps the ignorant tend to hang out in packs. Instead of ‘constantly learning more about the boycott Israel & divestment campaign’ do yourself a favor & open a history book sometime Cameron, jeez.

Thankfully,  other Canadians are a bit more enlightened

Some have resorted to mockery by calling for a boycott boycott. The best part of this piece is right at the end where the author firmly tongue in cheek states..

Not that I have anything against these people; some of my best friends are artists.

A quite clever shot at the usual haters defense. I can’t possibly be an anti-Semite because some of my best friends are Jewish. Ha! Two points awarded. Here in Israel what can we possibly say? Other than to point out the fact that we are a democratic society with a substantial Arab citizen minority.

A minority who happen to enjoy the most rights & freedoms of any Muslim Arabs in the entire Middle East. What can we say other than the fact that our peace partners routinely indoctrinate their children to be suicide bombers & mass murderers? That despite the TIFF statements themselves, the United Nations recognized Israel & Tel Aviv itself as part of the Jewish State over 60 YEARS AGO! That the only place it is still ‘contested’ is in the small minds of Jew Haters? How can we rationally defend against irrational and frankly profoundly ignorant haters like Klein and her ilk?

We can start like this..

As the founder of the Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Marvin Hier stated:

“By calling into question the legitimacy of Tel Aviv, they are supporting a one-state solution, which means the destruction of the State of Israel. I applaud the organizers of the festival for celebrating on the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv. If every city in the Middle East would be as culturally diverse, as open to freedom of expression as Tel Aviv is, then peace would long have come to the Middle East.” 

Indeed, but this is not about peace Rav Hier, it’s not about Palestinians, it’s about one thing only. Irrational hatred and anti-Semitism. Here’s a list of the Israel haters, a couple of them are typically deluded left wing Israelis themselves. Their mothers would be proud.

  • Ahmad Abdalla, Filmmaker, Egypt
  • Hany Abu-Assad, Filmmaker, Palestine
  • Mark Achbar, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Zackie Achmat, AIDS activist, South Africa
  • Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, Filmmaker, Jerusalem
  • Anthony Arnove, Publisher and Producer, USA
  • Ruba Atiyeh, Documentary Director, Lebanon
  • Joslyn Barnes, Writer and Producer, USA
  • John Berger, Author, France
  • Dionne Brand, Poet/Writer, Canada
  • Judith Butler, Professor, USA
  • David Byrne, Musician, USA
  • Guy Davidi Director, Israel
  • Na-iem Dollie, Journalist/Writer, South Africa
  • Igor Drljaca, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Eve Ensler, Playwright, Author, USA
  • Eyal Eithcowich, Director, Israel
  • Sophie Fiennes, Filmmaker, UK
  • Peter Fitting, Professor, Canada
  • Jane Fonda, Actor and Author, USA
  • Danny Glover, Filmmaker and Actor, USA
  • Noam Gonick, Director, Canada
  • Malcolm Guy, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Mike Hoolboom, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Annemarie Jacir, Filmmaker, Palestine
  • Fredric Jameson, Literary Critic, USA
  • Juliano Mer Khamis, Filmmaker, Jenin/Haifa
  • Bonnie Sherr Klein Filmmaker, Canada
  • Paul Laverty, Producer, UK
  • Min Sook Lee, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Paul Lee, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Yael Lerer, publisher, Tel Aviv
  • Jack Lewis, Filmmaker, South Africa
  • Ken Loach, Filmmaker, UK
  • Arab Lotfi, Filmmaker, Egypt/Lebanon
  • Kyo Maclear, Author, Toronto
  • Mahmood Mamdani, Professor, USA
  • Fatima Mawas, Filmmaker, Australia
  • Tessa McWatt, Author, Canada and UK
  • Cornelius Moore, Film Distributor, USA
  • Yousry Nasrallah, Director, Egypt
  • Rebecca O’Brien, Producer, UK
  • Pratibha Parmar, Producer/Director, UK
  • Jeremy Pikser, Screenwriter, USA
  • John Pilger, Filmmaker, UK
  • Shai Carmeli Pollak, Filmmaker, Israel
  • Ian Iqbal Rashid, Filmmaker, Canada
  • Judy Rebick, Professor, Canada
  • David Reeb, Artist, Tel Aviv
  • B. Ruby Rich, Critic and Professor, USA
  • Wallace Shawn, Playwright, Actor, USA
  • Eyal Sivan, Filmmaker and Scholar, Paris/London/Sderot
  • Elia Suleiman, Fimmlaker, Nazareth/Paris/New York
  • Eran Torbiner, Filmmaker, Israel
  • Alice Walker, Writer, USA
  • Thomas Waugh, Professor, Canada
  • Howard Zinn, Writer, USA
  • Slavoj Zizek, Professor, Slovenia

Big thanks to my friend Neil, himself a Canadian for forwarding this outrageous story & links. Incidentally, I only have one Talking Heads cd. But I threw it out a long time ago. Not because David Byrne is clearly an Israel hater. But because he’s a washout like the vast majority of these artists listed and I needed to make room for more useful things in my possession. If you want it, it’s at the bottom of some garbage dump in Montreal.

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Link Update: Dershowitz blogs..

[...] Their petition, which is filled with misstatement of facts and rewriting of history, describes Israel as “an apartheid regime.”

It focuses not so much on Israel’s occupation of the West Bank since 1967, but rather on Israel’s very existence since 1948. It characterizes Tel Aviv, a city built by the sweat of Jews largely on barren coastal land, as illegitimate. [...]

Imagine how the hard Left would react if anyone tried to censor or boycott these writers and actors! They would cry “McCarthyism.” Yet McCarthyism from the hard left is as dangerous to liberty as McCarthyism from the hard right.

Double standards? Hypocrisy? Ignorance? On the Left? Nooooo. Can’t be.
* I edited and added the TIFF open letter statement for more clarity

Viva Berlusconi, Viva Italia!: The Italians Are Healing the Israel Sweden Rift

Under Berlusconi Italians Are Strong Friends of Israel

Berlusconi is a valued friend of Israel

Berlusconi - a valued friend

I’ve posted about Italy previously, in relation mostly to Italian elections out of concern that the election of Prodi over Berlusconi would harm Israeli / Italian relations.. That’s precisely what happened when Prodi won. His large Communist block was viciously anti-Israel and Italian Anti-Semitism spiked. My efforts then got me onto the frontpage of Libero.it, Italy’s largest web portal, a nice honor which warmed my heart further.


Thankfully for Italian Israeli relations Prodi is gonzo, and Berlusconi is once again leading Italy.

Which means we have a close friend restored to the Italian driver’s seat. Both commercial & military cooperation will continue to flourish benefiting both countries. But now via Haaretz we are learning that there are added benefits to this strong relationship & they are far from trivial. Specifically in the form of Italy stepping forward to heal the massive rift that has opened between Israel & Sweden over the libelous, absurd, world famous, and very anti-semitic ‘Organ Harvesting’ article in the Aftonbladet Swedish tabloid (I refuse to link to this trash).

Is the crisis in relations between Israel and Sweden coming to an end? That is what Italy’s foreign minister, Franco Frattini, would like to believe.

In a telephone conversation with Haaretz, Frattini said he recently met with his Swedish counterpart, Carl Bildt, and the two agreed that at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers later this week, they will work to pass a resolution making it clear that the EU, under the Swedish presidency, strongly condemns anti-Semitism and will take action against any manifestation of it on the continent.

Frattini said he intends to demand that the meeting’s summary statement explicitly condemn the article published in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which claimed that Israeli soldiers harvested the organs of dead Palestinians. He said his proposed statement would declare articles of this sort to be “acts of blatant anti-Semitism.” “There are limits to freedom of the press that stem from respect for the truth and the duty of every journalist to prove his claims,” Frattini explained.

The accusations in the Aftonbladet article are “terrible conclusions, lying and hurtful, and they have the power to assist all those who seek to incite against Jews or who oppose the existence of the State of Israel,” he added. However, Frattini stressed, “the state cannot intervene in the work of the press. The journalists are the ones who must set limits for themselves and must find the right balance within the framework of the journalistic code of behavior.” [...]

This Italian initiative is the strongest European condemnation we have seen of this affair to date, and make no mistake – Our friends in Italy have gone to bat for us here in Israel in a big way. Nothing remotely of the sort has come out of Sweden, they’ve been on the fence for far too long.

If Italy’s Foreign Minister in conjunction with Sweden can pull this off, the affair will hopefully be behind us all. This will benefit both Israel & Sweden, and the friendship we have come to rely on from Italy especially under Berlusconi is solid & valued. We are short on allies, Italy is one of them.

Grazie Berlusconi, Grazie tanto Italy!
(I hope I got that right..)

Flame Out: Anti-Israel Human Rights Watch Plummeting to Earth with No Chute

Sunlight is the best disinfectant

We all know that the UN’s various ‘Human Rights’ bodies are shams, this is not a secret. Many western nations refuse to participate in the UN bodies because actual human rights abuses are totally ignored, instead the worst violators of even the most basic fundamental human rights sit as judges & juries in a farcical game of Israel hatred. For months & years resolution after resolution condemning Israel is mock debated and then passed, no other issue even gets tabled. An international mockery that is rightly recognized as so, international cover for hatred of Israel & Jews.

Human Rights Watch’s neutrality eviscerated

But now the NGOs on the periphery of the UN are bleeding credibility as well. Here in Israel our government is already debating how to deal with the fact that foreign governments in the EU are actively funding agenda driven organizations like Peace Now, Btselem and other pro Palestinian entities who’s goals are to smear the State of Israel under the guise of ‘neutrality’ & ‘Human Rights’, with bias filled reports eagerly lapped up by Israel haters everywhere.

Human Right Watch, already reeling from recent disclosures of actively seeking funds in Saudi Arabia of all places (where Human Rights are non existent) by openly appealing to the Saudi money men to help fund & bash Israel under the same guise of neutrality, is further under the microscope and the results aren’t pretty..

Pollak over at Contentions summarizes some interesting information on key HRW staffers & directors. Not surprisingly, they are all serial Israel haters with padded resumes of Pro Palestinian ACTIVISM! A real death blow for so called ‘neutral organizations’..

Over on the Volokh blog, David Bernstein has been conducting admirable work on Human Rights Watch and its obsession with Israel. Yesterday he profiled Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW’s Middle East director, who, it turns out, is not just a Norman Finkelstein admirer but was deeply involved in anti-Israel activism when she was hired. She is in good company at HRW with people like Joe Stork, HRW’s deputy Middle East director, who used to edit the viciously anti-Israel Middle East Report. Another is Lucy Mair, the Israel/Palestinian-territories researcher until 2007, who used to write for Electronic Intifada, the pro-terrorism website.

You cannot be a ‘neutral’ & an ‘activist’ by very definition..

ac⋅tiv⋅ism – noun

1. the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.

Uh Oh. As usual whenever criticism surfaces, HRW quickly dumps out a banal statement or report, and goes through the motions of trying to balance out its horrificly anti-Israel tipped scales by talking about Hamas & war crimes. They did the exact same thing a full year + after the Lebanon war II by finally acknowledging in a lame report what was evident to all – That Hezbollah was engaged in War Crimes rocketing Israel.

Now they do the same with a focus on the 3 week Gaza conflict to lamely cover their own asses which are directly in the fire, it’s cynical, comical and a fairly transparent effort. Pretty much the definition of Human Rights Watch itself these days now that the mask is fully off and their credibility is in the toilet. Three years ago I looked at an HRW report, and tore it apart. I’ve never bothered reading another one since, why waste my time? We already know what HRW is all about.. Pro Palestinian, Pro-Terrorist, Pro-Arab activism designed to attack and damage Israel under an absurd cover of ‘neutrality’ that is anything but.

At least I am open about my own shameless activism, I don’t cover and shield myself as a ‘Human Rights crusader’, apparently all those jobs are already filled.

Operation ‘White Robe’: 80,000 Mobilized to Secure Pope in Israel

Pope Lands in Tel Aviv, Choppers out to Holy City

A warm welcome to the Pope here in Israel, on his journey to Jerusalem Israel’s capitol for ceremonies, prayers & hopefully closer relations with the Jewish State. He was greeted on the red carpet by PM Netanyahu, President Peres, and over 60 Ministers.

Jerusalem will be tight today, as Operation White Robe has gone into effect to protect the Pope from extremists (Jihadists) during his visit. 80,000 personnel & police deployed to secure the area.

JPOST, YNET, Haaretz on the pope’s arrival & visit.
So far his message in Israel, the Holy Land –  Is one of hope for peace, and the need to combat rising anti-semitism worldwide.