Palestinians: “Their Charters Call for Dismantling the Jewish State”

editor 22 August 2014

By Eli E. Hertz.. “Applying double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation” is anti-Semitism.

For over 46 years, Turkey has knocked on Europe’s door requesting membership in the European Union. The Europeans, however, have been in no rush to invite a Muslim country into their midst, even if it is the most westernized and most democratic Muslim country in the Middle East. To add to it, Turkey is already a strategic partner in NATO and nearly 3 million of its citizens are peaceful and productive immigrants/guest workers in Europe. Read more »

 

A Nation State from the Heavens

editor 21 August 2014

By Paula R. Stern.. I fell in love with Israel after reading a book. I can admit it now. I was 13-years-old, and I’m actually re-reading the book again. For the first time in my life, I understood things about Israel and the Jewish people that I had never known. My appetite for information was insatiable. I read all that I could find about Israel and then, slowly and painfully, worked my way through literature on the Holocaust…first hand reports from survivors, the Eichmann trial transcripts and more. Read more »

 

Before the Kidnappings, There Was a Massacre

editor 20 August 2014

By Benny Morris.. The slaughter on May 13, 1948, by Arab militiamen from nearby villages and Jordanian Legionnaires of dozens of surrendering Jewish troops in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion was probably the biggest Arab massacre of Jews in the first Arab-Israeli War. A year later, in the early morning hours of the fourth day of Iyar, 5709 (May 3, 1949), the first anniversary, in the Hebrew calendar, of the fall of the kibbutz, Col. Shlomo Goren, the IDF chief rabbi, accompanied by a minyan of young Jerusalemites, held a commemorative service on an Israeli hilltop from which could be seen, in the distance, the ruins of the Etzion Bloc. Read more »

 

The Goldstone Report – Using Terminology in Service of Deception

editor 19 August 2014

By Eli E. Hertz.. Justice Richard Goldstone and the United Nations Human Rights Council, sought to rewrite history by labeling Judea and Samaria (Known as the West Bank) “Occupied Palestinian Territories” [Paragraph 11], calling Israeli Arabs “Palestinian citizens of Israel” [Paragraph 111], referring to Israeli Arab villages as “Palestinian Israeli communities” [Paragraph 110] and calling Arab inhabitants of Gaza “Palestinian People in the Gaza strip” [Paragraph 1859]. Essentially Goldstone is endowing Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza with an aura of bogus peoplehood and statehood, as well as a false history as if title or ownership could be assigned out of thin air. Read more »

 

Why Obama, Kerry, Abbas, Hamas, BDS, and Hezbollah Will All Go Poof!

editor 18 August 2014

By Edward N. Luttwak.. Bad newspaper headlines aside, it’s been a pretty good century for the Zionists.

In 1912, David Ben Gurion moved to Istanbul, capital of the Ottoman Empire, to study law at Istanbul University. The land of Israel had been under Ottoman rule for centuries, and the only way the Jews could grow their villages and towns, family by family, house by house, was to be accepted as loyal Ottoman subjects. Read more »

 

Before Crimea Was an Ethnic Russian Stronghold, It Was a Potential Jewish Homeland

editor 16 August 2014

By Jeffrey Veidlinger.. Jews have lived in the area since ancient times, and leaders from Catherine the Great to Stalin encouraged their settlement there. “On the way to Sevastopol, not too far from Simferopol,” begins what is probably the most famous Yiddish song from the Soviet Union, “Hey Dzhankoye.” (See * for the beautiful lyrics). The song, named after a collective farm near the Crimean town of Dzhankoy, celebrates the alleged victories of the Soviet collectivization drive of the 1920s and 1930s, which, according to the song, magically transformed Jewish merchants into farmers. “Who says that Jews can only trade?” asks the final verse of the song, “Just take a look at Dzhan.” Read more »

 

The Satmar Rebbe and the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: Part 2

editor 15 August 2014

By Menachem Keren-Kratz.. The late Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum and his disciples’ interpretation of his decisions and actions during the Holocaust. 

This is the second of a two-part investigation into the life of the Satmar Rebbe. Read part one here.

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During his stay in the Cluj ghetto, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum hid rather than position himself as a leader. On the rescue train, he avoided the other passengers, failed to encourage or to comfort them, and did not share the precious commodities provided by his followers with them. In Bergen-Belsen, too, despite the preferential treatment accorded him in the camp, he refrained from assuming a leadership role, even among the observant inmates. Read more »

 

White House Under Fire

editor 14 August 2014

By Paula R. Stern.. No, no one is firing on the White House, but someone put a fire under the White House – there’s just no other explanation for how quickly John Kerry and Barack Obama are moving. Wow – lightning speed. What was that phrase from Grease? Ah yes…Greased Lightning… Right after the body of an Arab boy was found in a Jerusalem forest, without knowing any details – both John Kerry and Barack Obama went into action. Read more »

 

Chomsky: BDS Tactics Likely to Fail

editor 13 August 2014

By Noam Chomsky.. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is “virtually guaranteed to fail” because of unreasonable demands and misleading claims, according to noted anti-Israel activist Noam Chomsky. “Those who are sincerely dedicated to the Palestinian cause should avoid illusion and myth, and think carefully about the tactics they choose and the course they follow,” Chomsky wrote this week (July 3, 2014) in the Nation, referring to the BDS movement.

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Israel continues to try to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza, Hamas blocks it

editor 11 August 2014

By Sharyn Mittelman.. With Hamas’ rejection of a ceasefire proposal on Tuesday, proposed by Egypt, backed by the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Arab League and US, and accepted by Israel, it appears the Gaza conflct will continue to the detriment of Israelis and Palestinians.

Hamas leaders sitting safely in underground bunkers clearly do not care about the continued suffering of civilians in Gaza. As a Washington Post editorial notes: Read more »


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