TIME TO ONCE AGAIN CLEANSE THE LAND OF BREAD AND ARABS


CLEANSING THE LAND OF BREAD AND ARABS
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Jewish mothers used to go into a cleaning frenzie a week or so before the Festival of Passover. All traces of leaven (chametz) had to be removed from the home before the onset of the holiday. Modern folk have determined that dust is not chametz, so there is less madness involved in the cleaning process, but Israel has added a new dimension to the situation; Arabs must be removed as well as the leaven.
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Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff
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Following this report dealing with the latest round of racism you will find a post from the archives that I reblog every Passover eve…
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Just  one of many attempts to cleanse the land of Arabs ….
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Thousands of East Jerusalem Arabs without water

Security barrier leaves Shuafat refugee camp in legal no-man’s land; population growth, ‘pirated’ pipes overwhelm water infrastructure.

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Full report HERE
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CLEANSING THE LAND OF BREAD AND ARABS
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My maternal grandmother was a simple Shtetel Jew. She came from a place not much different than the small town portrayed inFiddler on The Roof.
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Traditionally the womenfolk from those areas were uneducated in matters of anything other than home making and child raising, while the menfolk studied their Holy Books for hours on end. Life was simple for them, and they themselves were basically a very simple folk.
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I remember my grandmother going through the frenzie of cleaning the house this time of year…. the traditional Passover cleaning. All traces of leaven had to be removed from the home before the start of the Holiday. To her, that process included the removal of any trace of dust or smears on the window panes. The house sparkled when she was finished. Most of our non Jewish neighbours were going through the same process, but simply called it ’spring cleaning’, ridding the house of all unwanted matter, including broken furniture and junk.
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I remember asking my grandmother why she was going through such a frenzie…. her answer was simple and to the point…. “If a Jew eats bread during Passover he will die!” That was what she was taught, that’s what she taught us….
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In Israel today, things are not much different than life in the Shtetel when it comes to Passover preparations. But today there is a growing number of non observant Jews as well as a growing number of non Jews. This is a threat to the lifestyle of the self imposed Shtetel Jew living here today.
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Christian Pilgrims from abroad, as well as local Christians are denied access to their Holy Sites. Where is the uproar against this?
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Where is the uproar against the Neanderthal rabbis that have recently called for the expulsion or the genocide of the Palestinians? WHERE??? As in previous years, the Palestinians living on the ‘other side’ of the great wall of apartheid will be sealed in for the duration of the Holiday (8 days), literally making the State of Israel Arabrein for that period of time. Where is the uproar against this? WHERE???
Israel does need a cleansing… a good one; not only of bread during the Holiday season but also of hatred. Both are violations of the Holy Teachings.

AN ARAB AND A ZIONIST WALK INTO A BANK …

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This is NOT the beginning of a joke

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There is an English language publication called Torah Tidbits which is circulated in synagogues throughout the world. In it is a weekly column by ‘Rabbi’ Nachman Kahana, brother of the evil Kahana. I never was one that believed that ‘blood is thicker than water’, but I guess it’s true.

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Here, in part, is what he wrote this week…

An Arab entered a bank, just as the automatic mechanism closed the safe. To his threatening demand to receive cash, the teller told him that the safe could not be opened until the following morning. When the Arab became very nasty, the manager physically threw him out into the street. 

While the Arab was nursing his wounds, the teller approached him saying: “Didn’t I tell you that the safe is closed until tomorrow morning?” The Arab turned to the teller and said: “Yes. You told me, but he explained it.

“It is senseless to tell our enemies of the folly of their ways. They will understand only when it is explained to them, in the spirit of “Fear of the Jews was upon them.”

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WHY is it assumed that this particular Arab is our enemy? What does this brand of hatred have to do with the weekly portion of the Torah?

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When will the Rabbinical Community wake up and realise that this is NOT Judaism?

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And HE DID mean it!

ABE FOXMAN // TURNING THE DEVIL INTO A SAINT

 
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Much praise has been bestowed on Abe Foxman since he announced his retirement as head honcho of the ADL. Much praise that indeed he is not worthy of. Not unexpected were the praises of Obama and others in high positions …
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When publications such as The Forward refer to him as ‘ a man of his time’ or the ‘Jewish Pope’, that’s going way too far. In reality, Foxman was a spokesman for American zionism and the State of Israel. He did not speak for the American Jew or any other Jew for that matter. In fact, every time he opened his mouth it caused great embarrasment to the Jewish community at large. Much like his cohorts at the Wiesenthal Centre, Foxman did not always hunt down anti Semites, but rather he created them to assure his position and justify his hugh salary.
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From the Forward’s Editorial: Foxman’s singularity was rooted in his upbringing. His experience as a child of Holocaust survivors seared into him a primal knowledge of political evil; his rescue by a “righteous Gentile” left him with the eternal gratitude of one who owes his life to the kindness and courage of others. This dichotomy shaped Foxman in a way unique to his times: He was deeply suspicious of those he thought would do serious harm to the Jews, but he was also willing to believe in redemption, or at least the power of apology. That upbringing should have made him a loving and trusting man, not the hatefilled liar that he became. Yes, as stated, ‘he was deeply suspicious of those he thought would do serious harm to the Jews’, But unfortunately this seemed to include all non Jews and many Jews as well. His cries of anti Semitism were tantamount to the cries of the little boy who cried wolf.
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His position put him in the perfect situation to demonstrate to the world that the Jewish people are a caring people, that the cry of ‘Never Again’ applied to all of humanity. He could have marched for the Civil Rights of Black America, against the unjust wars that the US was involved in, but instead closed his eyes to all of the injustices surrounding him and created an imaginary world full of demons that were out to get him. He himself was that demon, far from the Saint that is spoken of in articles such as the one presented below. He could have become a man that world Jewry could look up to rather than despise. He made his bed, so to speak, he seems comfortable in it, but can he sleep nights knowing that the devil lurks under that very bed?
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From The Forward
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A Man of His Time

Editorial

Time’s Up: By the time he retires, at age 75, Foxman will have been employed by the ADL for 50 years, as national director since 1987.
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Time’s Up: By the time he retires, at age 75, Foxman will have been employed by the ADL for 50 years, as national director since 1987.

Abraham Foxman is a man of his time. The man of his time. Foxman is so intertwined with our personification of American Jewish leadership that when he announced February 10 that he would retire as leader of the Anti-Defamation League — not until 2015, of course — the reaction seemed universal. Abe was the ADL. Abe is the “Jewish Pope.” No one can speak for the Jewish community like Abe.

Even President Obama weighed in, heaping praise upon the man he must have tussled with in private because Foxman sure wasn’t shy about disagreeing with this, or any, president in public.

Foxman’s singularity was rooted in his upbringing. His experience as a child of Holocaust survivors seared into him a primal knowledge of political evil; his rescue by a “righteous Gentile” left him with the eternal gratitude of one who owes his life to the kindness and courage of others. This dichotomy shaped Foxman in a way unique to his times: He was deeply suspicious of those he thought would do serious harm to the Jews, but he was also willing to believe in redemption, or at least the power of apology.

He came of age when a Jewish refugee to America could parlay smarts and determination into educational degrees and then professional success. By the time he retires, at age 75, Foxman will have been employed by the ADL for 50 years, as national director since 1987.

Foxman has exploited his long tenure to make himself indispensable not just in the United States, but on the world stage, amassing a list of contacts that would make any diplomat envious. He intuitively grasps what worries American Jews, and also what makes them proud, and so he takes a tough approach to Israel’s perceived enemies while positioning the ADL to uphold an expansive view of liberal tolerance at home.

And he has made himself the arbiter of anti-Semitism the world over. Those of us in the media can count on Foxman to issue a press release scolding some obscure European politician for an ill-chosen phrase within moments of its utterance. He was asked about this role in a meeting in April 2013 with Forward staffers, and shrugged: “Do I seek it? No. Does it happen? Yes.”

History can decide whether Foxman sought the spotlight or it sought him. (We lean toward the former.) Certainly his accessibility and volubility contributed to his ubiquity, but there’s something else. Over the years — the decades, really — Foxman has amassed the confidence and the chutzpah to speak for millions of Jews on ADL’s core issues of discrimination and anti-Semitism, and much, much more.

Sometimes, Foxman led but didn’t listen. He violated the ADL’s own values by opposing the proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan, and displayed a surprisingly tin ear in his dismissal of the Pew Research Center’s findings. But those missteps match his view of leadership: forceful, perhaps imperious, never in doubt, built on the assumption that there is a prevailing and correct view shared by most American Jews.

That kind of leadership may not be relevant anymore. The community is far more diverse than it was a half-century ago, less prone to accept one leader’s pronouncement or point of view, more secure and therefore more skeptical. It’s probably a good time for Foxman to gracefully leave his position and cede it to another style and generation of leadership.

The Jewish community owes an incalculable debt to Abe Foxman. “I’ve been very, very lucky about what I do,” he told the Forward. We all are.

FLAMES OF HATRED AGAINST THE BDS MOVEMENT

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BDS was the ‘talk of the town’ on Israeli TV last night. The guest was the author of zion’s latest attempt to discredit the movement and link it to terrorist activities within Israel. The man was Edwin Black, the book he wrote is called Financing The Flames.

It was a direct hit against all NGOs involved in supporting the Movement with the outright accusation that Tax-Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terrorism in Israel, pulls the cover off the robust use of tax-exempt, tax-subsidized, and public monies to foment agitation, systematically destabilize the Israel Defense Forces, and finance terrorists in Israel. In a far-flung investigation in the United States, Israel and the West Bank.

He singles out a few of the NGOs in question;  such as the Ford Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the New Israel Fund.

The host of the program he appeared on was a bit confused by the statements issued by Black and literally made him look like a fool. It was definitely a case of the smoke from those flames blowing right back into his face.*

According to Black’s ‘logic’ it’s OK for the US government to send Israel 30 Billion (plus) Dollar$ a year to finance the illegal settlements and terrorist activities, but funds collected to combat this (PEACEABLY) is terrorism?*

Just look at the reviews for the book, they say it all…. It is truly comforting to watch the defenders of zion literally grasp at straws to support the insupportable. If this is the best they got, then victory will truly be ours very soon!

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VENCEREMOS!

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If you think you can stomach it, here’s a video of Black ‘fanning the flames’ …

ARIEL SHARON: SEARCHING FOR A VIRTUE

For eight years I searched my soul for a virtue of Ariel Sharon. On Saturday evening, when the Sabbath was over I finally found that one virtue,
….. he was dead!
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After literally lying in state for eight years, the gates of hell finally opened for him. Today I watched without grief as he was lowered into his grave. The tub of lard was carried with much strain by eight soldiers in uniform. It was a sight long awaited for by millions of people throughout the world.
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Witnesses to the event looked like a ‘who’s who’ of international and national war criminals. Tony Blair sat next to Avigdor Lieberman. Joe Biden sat next to Bibi Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
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Crocodile tears of blood flowed during speech after speech. One of the most honest sentiments was emailed to me by Ali Baghdadi of the Arab Journal in Chicago. Here is what he wrote; I really do regret the death of Arial Sharon who committed the ugliest massacres against Palestinian, Syrian, Lebanese and Egyptian Muslims and Christians.  He spent the last 8 years in coma, a vegetarian state, which is in my humble opinion worse than the hell of “fire” in the hereafter.  I wished to see the mass murderer that Western governments claim to regret seeing go, roasting in bed now rather than in “flames” later.  Since the guy has already gone, my wish is to see all those who have praised him and shed crocodile tears for his departure to soon join him.  Sharon deserves to see his “friends” and “admirers”, to be around”.  Sad that he was not one of the invited speakers, it would have turned the funeral into a reality show as his sentiments are echoed by millions throughout the world, Muslims, Christians as well as Jews.
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Today I do not mourn the passing of Ariel Sharon. Today I mourn the deaths of thousands of Palestinians massacred by him. I mourn also the hundreds of Jews that died during the second intifada which he alone was responsible for by his reckless policies. They are referred to as ‘victims of terrorism’. This is the truth, Ariel Sharon was the terrorist and a war criminal.
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Today I am with the millions of Palestinians who have been caged in behind a wall of apartheid which was built by him. Ariel Sharon was referred to as an architect of present day Israel. This is true. Israel today stands for all of the evils that he dedicated his entire life to. The leaders of today, Netanyahu, Lieberman, Peres, Livni, will continue with the policies he initiated. The apartheid, the wars, the day to day hatred.
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To his family, his friends and his supporters I echo and endorse the words of Shimon Peres;
“MAY HE REST IN PISS”!
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It’s not a coincidence that the following was passed by the Knesset yesterday. His image will be protected.
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Ministers approve: Calling someone Nazi would be illegal

Bill stipulating that use of Nazi symbols, nicknames would draw fine, imprisonment passes ministerial committee, to be brought to Knesset approval

Full report HERE

THE GUARDIAN FALLS VICTIM TO ZIONISM

The immortal words of Ariel Sharon

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Once regarded as a voice of sanity in a very insane world, The Guardian has for years presented the news as is … unlike the rest of the corporate media. Their positions on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has had the zionists spinning around to condemn most of what they had to say …. they even have a Website which ‘watches and monitors‘ their reports.

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But this weekend a report surfaced offering praise to one of the most vicious leaders of the State of Israel, Ariel Sharon. A man equally despised by both the Left and the Right in Israel. From the left because of the crimes committed against humanity during his entire political career, and from the Right for pulling out of Gaza, a move to get all of the Jews out safely so the area can finally be leveled in what he saw as the Final Solution. Obviously, even the Right does not agree with this opinion (I’d be shocked if they ever agreed with me on anything).

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The report mentioned whitewashes this move and tries to make it look like this might have been his attempt to establish Peace in the region. Nothing can be further from the truth. There is nothing virtuous about Ariel Sharon, and definitely nothing Peaceful about him.

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Shame on The Guardian for allowing such zionist dribble on their otherwise politically correct pages.

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The report labeled ‘Ariel Sharon’s final mission might well have been peace’, written by one Jonathan Freedland, can be read in full HERE. Comments are still open on the site, let them know what you think.

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Again, shame on The Guardian!

ISRAELI RIGHT FAILS WORLD HISTORY 101

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How quickly they forget …..

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That it was the Left who were in the forefront to defeat nazism and fascism in Europe ….

That it was the Left who were in the forefront to defeat apartheid in South Africa ….

That it was the Left (the Soviet Union in particular) that helped create the State of Israel ….

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Surely it will be the Left that will be in the forefront to change the evil face of zionism ….

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BUT …..

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Our resident Psycho Gal seems to have overlooked all of the above as she penned her poison pen column of the week….

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This is her (logic) ….
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And in this decade, the main foreign policy issue that galvanizes the passions and energies of the committed American Left is the movement to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist. (Perhaps it’s the Movement’s  aim to delegitamize apartheid and the occupation)
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Holding a negative view of the Jewish state is a condition for membership in the ideological camp. It is an article of faith, not fact. (Shocking revelation)
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For years, Dershowitz has been a non-entity in leftist circles. His place at the table was usurped by anti-Israel Jews like Peter Beinart. And now Beinart is finding himself increasingly challenged by anti-Semitic Jews like Max Blumenthal. (Are we expected to honour and praise this rightist pervert, defender of pedophiles in US Courts, aside from his record of supporting every attrocity commited by Israel?) It won’t happen!
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Read the rest for yourselves, I guarantee a few chucles if you do.
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The Left against Zion

The Left’s doctrinaire insistence that Israel is the root of all evil is not limited to campuses.

In the 1960s, the American Left embraced the anti-Vietnam War movement as its cri de coeur.

In the 1970s, the Left’s foreign policy focus shifted to calling for unilateral nuclear disarmament by the US and its Western allies.

In the 1980s, supporting the Sandinista Communists’ takeover of Nicaragua became the catechism of the Left.

In the 1990s, the war on global capitalism – that is, the anti-globalization movement – captivated the passions of US Leftists from coast to coast.

In the 2000s, it was again, the anti-war movement.

This time the Left rioted and demonstrated against the war in Iraq.

And in this decade, the main foreign policy issue that galvanizes the passions and energies of the committed American Left is the movement to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist.

This week has been a big one for the anti-Israel movement. In the space of a few days, two quasi academic organizations – the American Studies Association and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association – have launched boycotts against Israeli universities. Their boycotts follow a similar one announced in April by the Asian Studies Association.

These groups’ actions have not taken place in isolation. They are of a piece with ever-escalating acts of anti-Israel agitation in college campuses throughout the United States.

Between the growth of Israel Apartheid Day (or Week, or Month) from a fringe exercise on isolated campuses to a staple of the academic calendar in universities throughout the US and Canada, and the rise of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement to wage economic war against the Jewish state, anti-Israel activism has become the focal point of Leftist foreign policy activism in the US and throughout the Western world.

Every week brings a wealth of stories about new cases of aggressive anti-Israel activism. At the University of Michigan last week, thousands of students were sent fake eviction notices from the university’s housing office. A pro-Palestinian group distributed them in dorms across campus to disseminate the blood libel that Israel is carrying out mass expulsions of Palestinians.

At Swarthmore College, leftist anti-Israel Jewish students who control Hillel are insisting on using Hillel’s good offices to disseminate and legitimate anti-Israel slanders.

And the Left’s doctrinaire insistence that Israel is the root of all evil is not limited to campuses.

At New York’s 92nd Street Y, Commentary editor John Podhoretz was booed and hissed by the audience for trying to explain why the ASA’s just-announced boycott of Israel was an obscene act of bigotry.

Many commentators have rightly pointed out that the ASA and the NAISA are fringe groups.

They represent doctorate holders who chose to devote their careers to disciplines predicated not on scholarship, but on political activism cloaked in academic regalia whose goal is to discredit American power. The ASA has only 5,000 members, and only 1,200 of them voted on the Israel- boycott resolution. The NAISA has even fewer members.

It would be wrong, however, to use the paltry number of these fringe groups’ members as means to dismiss the phenomenon that they represent. They are very much in line with the general drift of the Left.

Rejecting Israel’s right to exist has become part of the Left’s dogma. It is a part of the catechism.

Holding a negative view of the Jewish state is a condition for membership in the ideological camp. It is an article of faith, not fact.

Consider the background of the president of the ASA. Curtis Marez is an associate professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego. His area of expertise is Chicano Film and Media Studies.

He doesn’t know anything about Israel. He just knows that he’s a Leftist. And today, Leftists demonize Israel. Their actions have nothing to do with anything Israel does or has ever done. They have nothing to do with human rights. Hating Israel, slandering Israel and supporting the destruction of Israel are just things that good Leftists do.

And Marez was not out of step with his fellow Leftists who rule the roost at UCSD. This past March the student council passed a resolution calling for the university to divest from companies that do business with Israel.

Why? Because hating Israel is what Leftists do.

The Left’s crusade against the Jewish state began in earnest in late 2000. The Palestinians’ decision to reject statehood and renew their terror war against Israel ushered in the move by anti-Israel forces on the Left to take over the movement. And as they have risen, they have managed to silence and discredit previously fully accredited members of the ideological Left for the heresy of supporting Israel.

This week, Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz retired after 50 years on the law faculty. His exit, the same week as the ASA and the NAISA announced their boycotts of Israeli universities, symbolized the marginalization of the pro-Israel Left that Dershowitz represented.

For years, Dershowitz has been a non-entity in leftist circles. His place at the table was usurped by anti-Israel Jews like Peter Beinart. And now Beinart is finding himself increasingly challenged by anti-Semitic Jews like Max Blumenthal.

The progression is unmistakable.

The question is, is it irreversible? Must supporters of Israel choose between their support for Israel and their affinity for the Left? Certainly it is true that the more the issue of support for Israel splits along ideological and partisan lines, the more reasonable it is for supporters of Israel to move to the ideological camp and the party that supports Israel, and away from the ones that do not support Israel.

The average voter is not in a position to change the positions of his party or the dogma of his ideological camp. He can take it or leave it. With rejection of Israel now firmly entrenched in the Left’s dogma, and with the Left firmly in control of the Democratic Party under President Barack Obama’s leadership, for those who care about Israel, the Republican Party is a more natural fit.

So, too, the ideological Right is far more congenial to the Jewish state than the Left.

While the most sensible place for supporters of Israel to be today is on the political Right, it is also true that it is neither smart nor responsible to abandon the Left completely. Jews should be able to feel comfortable as Jews, and as supporters of Israel everywhere. Ideological camps that castigate Jews for their pride in the accomplishments of the Jewish state, and for their support and concern for its survival and prosperity, are camps in desperate need of fixing.

But we should not fool ourselves. Challenging the likes of Marez, or the Swarthmore students, or Max Blumenthal or Peter Beinart to a reasoned debate is an exercise in futility. They do not care about human rights. They do not care that Israel is the only human rights-respecting democracy in the Middle East. They do not care about the pathological nature of Palestinian society. They do not care about the Jewish people’s indigenous rights and international legal rights to sovereignty not only over Tel Aviv and Haifa, but over Hebron and Ramallah.

Being hypocrites doesn’t bother them either.

You can talk until you’re blue in the face about the civilian victims of the Syrian civil war, or the gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia and the absence of religious freedom throughout the Muslim world. But they don’t care. They aren’t trying to make the world a better place.

Facts cannot compete with their faith. Reason has no place in their closed intellectual universe.

To accept reason and facts would be an act of heresy.

Marez may be a hypocrite, and even a servant of evil. But he is no heretic.

The only real way to mitigate the hard Left’s devotion to Israel’s destruction is by changing the power balance on the Left. For the past decade, donors like George Soros have been open in their commitment to elect Democrats who oppose the US’s alliance with Israel. A decade ago, Soros and fellow Jewish American billionaire Peter Lewis funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into Moveon.org. Moveon.org became a clearinghouse for anti-Israel and anti-Jewish messages that became the stock in trade of the ideological Left, and of Democratic candidates in need of campaign funding.

It was due to then-Democratic senator Joe Lieberman’s refusal to get on the Soros- and Lewis-funded anti-Israel bandwagon in the 2004 elections, that they turned Moveon.org against Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary for his seat in the Senate. His Democratic challenger, Ned Lamont, who won the primary, ran a campaign laced with anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda.

There are Democratic funders, like Penny Pritzker, Lester Crown and Haim Saban, who support Israel. If they were so inclined, they could use their considerable funds to change the power equation in the Democratic Party. They could cultivate and support pro-Israel Democratic candidates. They could take the Democratic Party back.

This week ended with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer finally breaking his silence on Obama’s Iran deal and joining forces with his fellow Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk to defy Obama on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Given Obama’s floundering popularity, it is possible that Schumer’s move will open the door for a change in the Democratic Party.

In truth, there is no reason for the Democratic Party to remain in place. It isn’t ordained that the Democrats must cleave to the hard Left.

The rejection of Israel is not a natural component of leftist dogma. It’s just that for the past decade, the smart money and the rising power on the Left has been with those who oppose Israel’s existence as a strong, independent Jewish state.

While the ASA and its comrades are on the fringes of academia, they are not fringe voices on the Left. The Left has embraced the cause of Israel’s destruction. And its financial power has made it difficult for pro-Israel Democrats to act on their convictions, and those of their voters.

The combination of an exodus of supporters of Israel – Jews and non-Jews alike – from the Left and from the Democratic Party on the one hand, and generous funding for pro-Israel Democratic candidates on the other, can change the equation.

America lost the Vietnam War. The Sandinistas are back in change in Nicaragua. But if people are willing to stand up now and be counted, America need not harm Israel.

 

REVELATION OF THE DAY PROVES THAT BIBI IS FULL OF BOVINE POO

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Bibi’s acting of late will definitely not be material for an Academy Award this year. He tried his best to look surprised, but apparently this failed when the Associated Press exposed what really happened. Is it possible that the ‘victim card’ was pulled out of the deck too soon this time? It certainly appears that way ….
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Obama advised Netanyahu of Iran talks in September
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Netanyahu’s immediate public reaction betrayed no surprise, but a day later he launched a full-frontal attack on Iran, delivering a blistering speech at the UN General Assembly in which he said the Islamic republic was bent on Israel’s destruction and accused Rohani of being a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

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The full AP report can be read HERE, a report which coincidentally was ignored by most of the zio press. So much for ‘Democracy’ in the ‘only one in the Middle East’ ;)

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The good news is that Bibi isn’t getting the support he hoped for with his latest antics. This can be seen HERE and HERE.

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Hopefully the so-call Iran Deal will usher in the end of the deal we know as Bibi.

WHEN IN DOUBT BLAME IT ON THE MUSLIMS

Finger Pointing is much easier than THINKING ….
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For a number of years I lived in a small city in Northern Ontario. It was a haven for many former war criminals from the Ukraine and Latvia. It was not uncommon to hear comments in the street blaming the Jews for anything that was wrong with society. One time I was at the meatcounter of a supermarket with my son Peter. We noticed that there was a marked increase on the price of pork products …. minutes later one of the Latvians referred to above started mumbling something about the ‘god damned Jews’ raising prices …
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The price of pork was controlled by Jews? This confused my son who was about ten at the time. He asked the man what Jews had to do with the price of pork …. the man took off like a bat out of hell. The last thing these criminals wanted was uncovering their unsavory past.
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The war criminals of today haven’t had ‘their day in court’ yet so they are a bit bolder and don’t run off that quickly (but their day will come). It’s not the Jews they blame for the evils in the world today as most of them are Jews themselves, zionists to be specific. To them, it’s the Muslims ‘that did it’ ….
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Here is the latest incident of this ongoing Islamophobia …
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Australia, then and now

 Anti-Semitic incidents in land down under may stem from import of hundreds of thousands of Muslims since 1980s

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The incidents include shattering synagogue windows, physical assaults on Jewish students, derogatory exclamations against Jews on the streets and hurling different objects on synagogue goers. The leaders of the Jewish communities in Australia are not particularly enthusiastic about publishing the figures and putting them on the public agenda for their own reasons, as if one can combat this troubling phenomenon and make it disappear by keeping quiet 

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In 1938, Thomas White didn’t want to “import” Jews, allegedly so as not to give rise to anti-Semitism in his country. Many things seem to have changed since then in the land of kangaroos and koalas, and it’s quite possible that these changes stem, among other things, from the import of hundreds of thousands of Muslims since the 1980s, including thousands of Palestinians.

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The full report can be read HERE

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How times have changed …

ONE MORE CRIMINAL REJOINS ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

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Not a soul was surprised that arch criminal Avigdor Lieberman was cleared of fraud charges yesterday. Not a soul was surprised that Netanyahu kept his Foreign Ministry seat warm for him. There just aren’t that many surprises when it comes to the Israeli government, their actions can be read in advance like a book …. and I don’t mean the Good Book.
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An Op-Ed on Ynet states that The real story of the Lieberman affair is the story of the premise we had here, that Lieberman is a sophisticated criminal, a Russian mobster, a bloodthirsty racist.’ Strange that the ‘premise’ is written in past tense. The man in reality IS a criminal, a Russian mobster and a bloodthirsty racist. Perfect credentials for a position in the present Israeli government.
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This ironic lookalike is purely NOT coincidental
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Gideon Levy had a much more honest approach to the situation when he wrote; The return of Lieberman is also the return of truth in advertising: no more stupid negotiations that in any case were going nowhere, no Mahmoud Abbas, no nothing. After a short comic interlude, during which the bully from Nokdim took a short break due to some nonsense, we shall now return to our Garden of Eden. An Eden for the “rule of law” in a country where the state prosecutor and the scandalous attorney general will find it even harder to put politicians on trial; an Eden for racial slurs, for nationalism, for arrogance, for “national pride,” for might makes right, for military solutions, for the ongoing occupation, for settlements, for Israeli naysaying and perhaps for bombing Iran. An Eden for the return of the population transfer as an idea and the exchange of lands and population as a solution. An Eden for cynicism. An Eden for the delegitimization of Arab citizens and their representatives in the Knesset, an Eden for the declaration of loyalty and the persecution of the left.’ His piece can be read by clicking on the link …

Israel deserves Lieberman as prime minister

Let’s welcome back our next prime minister, who will expose Israel’s true face to the world.

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EID-AL- ADHA 2013 ~~ PALESTINE IS THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB

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The Muslim Festival, Eid Al-Adha will start tonight at sundown. It is a celebration to remember the willingness of ʾIbrāhīm (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ismā’īl (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.
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If we look at the reality of the Middle East today, we see that it is not a sheep that is being sacrificed, but rather the entire nation of Palestine. It is not Ibrahim that stands at the alter today, but rather it is the zionist entity called Israel that thinks it is fulfilling its obedience to God, in their chosen role of the Chosen People.
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It is no longer a three day celebration, but rather an ongoing one for over 65 years. Below is just a one of the latest examples describing the situation in Israel/Palestine today, an example which should shame any supporter of zionism throughout the world. But first, allow me to wish all of my Muslim Brothers and Sisters
Eid Al-Adha Mubarek!
May we very soon see a free Palestine!!
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A concerted attack on Palestinian identity

Apart from demolition of Palestinian houses and building of illegal colonies, Israel’s attempt at tampering with school curricula points at an even more sinister game plan — polluting impressionable minds

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Palestinians are up-in-arms over the latest attempts by Israel to introduce its “homegrown” educational curriculum in Arab schools in occupied East Jerusalem. Ever since the current academic year started early last month, Palestinians have expressed their anger at the Israeli Ministry of Education’s decision to introduce the Jewish curriculum in five Arab schools in occupied Jerusalem.

This is part of an insidious plot, long-term plan and thin end of the wedge to “Judaise” Arab education and the final blow to the Palestinian educational system in occupied East Jerusalem. It is the start of the imposition of total Israeli cultural hegemony over the 207 schools in the city which have around 110,000 pupils.

The latest move to introduce Israeli curricula in the Sur Baher Boys School, Sur Baher Girls School, Ibn Khaldoun School, Ibn Rushd School and Abdullah Bin Al Hussain School can only be seen as a renewed step-by-step policy by Tel Aviv to introduce Israeli curriculum so it eventually will spread among all Palestinian schools in the eastern part of occupied Jerusalem. It is part of a trend that began in the 2011-2012 academic year when the Ministry of Education made a bold move to introduce the Jewish syllabus and strengthen its grip in occupied East Jerusalem, which is seen by many to be the future capital of a Palestinian state as part of an eventual negotiated peace settlement.

The latest move is a concerted attack on Palestinian identity because the pupils targeted are between 4th and 8th grades and who educationists argue are in the prime of the socialisation stages when the mind is fertile and can be moulded to accept any idea. Many Palestinians see the move as troubling, leading to “de-Palestinisation” and “de-Arabisation” of education. Palestinian parents, educationists, teachers and politicians are particularly worried about “Israeli” textbook cases introduced to these youngsters. Of particular concern is the issue of maps, making the Occupied Territories look like they are part of the state of Israel with biblical and Hebraic names replacing Arab names and geographical areas. Over the years, for instance, Al Quds, the Arabic name for Jerusalem, has been signed around the city as “Yerushalayim”, regardless of the Arab population of the city.

 

Then in the textbooks, there is the identification of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, with the state being a bastion of democracy and human rights protected by a “security fence” rather than the concrete 142km Iron Wall around occupied east Jerusalem, splitting the Arab population of the city, who now require entry permits, and cutting it off from the West Bank, which is itself referred to in Israeli parlance as “Judea and Samaria”.

The Israeli term “Jewish Temple” is increasingly used instead of Al Aqsa Mosque, which is not only holy to Palestinians but to Arabs and Muslims all over the world. And of course there is no mention of occupation or the fact that Israel is slowly confiscating more Palestinian land, including the ones in occupied East Jerusalem.

It is no wonder that many see it as outright “brainwashing”, control of and onslaught on Palestinian culture, history and existence. And an imposed Israeli narrative on a population in contravention of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states an occupying power has the responsibility for the welfare and education of the people it is occupying.

Up until the recent moves, there had been an implicit understanding: Schools in occupied East Jerusalem would continue to follow an “Arab curriculum”. Despite Israel’s occupation of Jerusalem and its annexation after 1967, and declaring the city its capital against the wishes of the international community, it could not introduce its own curricula — not for the want of trying, but because of resistance from the Palestinian population. Hence the Ministry of Education unwillingly relented. After 1967, it allowed locals to follow the “Jordanian educational system” till 1993, when it was transferred to the Palestinian National Authority after the Oslo Accords.

However, the going has been tough for Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem. They have continually faced Israeli obstacles like house demolitions, which have increased because they require housing permits that are rarely given. Indeed it has been reported that from April 15 till the end of June, 12 buildings were demolished. In addition to that, permission to build more schools was denied.

Since 1967, Israel has been populating occupied east Jerusalem with Jews through colonies, amidst the predominantly Palestinian population that numbers slightly more than 370,000 people. There are eight major colonies, with 250,000 to 500,000 colonists.

Reflecting the socio-economic situation of Palestinians in occupied east Jerusalem, where 79 per cent live below the poverty line, the educational sector is in deep neglect as seen in poor facilities, lack of classrooms, over-crowding and need for maintenance. This is recognised by the Association of Civil Rights in Israel and even the Israeli High Court, which in 2011 ordered the Jerusalem Municipality to complete 2,200 classrooms by 2016. But the municipality continues to stall such moves due to the political situation regarding the city and its future.

The Israeli Ministry of Education itself runs around 54 schools in Arab east Jerusalem with a student population of around 40,000. Schools that are willing to teach the Israeli curriculum are offered incentives and benefits like more funds and there is an increase in salary for teachers willing to teach Israeli subjects. In addition, Israeli officials are playing on a number of psychological factors. When they meet parents, they stress that the Israeli curriculum is stronger, provides for better education, opens more doors to Israeli universities and the job market.

Palestinians educators and officials are sticking to their guns, but there is a much more sinister push from the other side.

*Marwan Asmar is a commentator based in Amman.

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HOLIDAYS IN ISRAEL ~~ A TIME TO LOVE OR TO HATE

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Preparations are underway to usher in a week long holiday in Israel. It is called Succot, or The Feast of the Tabernacles. We eat all of our meals in little booths and the ceilings are usually made of tree branches, allowing the sky to be visible. It is a reminder of the 40 years we roamed in the desert and dwelled in such structures. It is actually quite a fun holiday and a very community oriented one, it is one of my favourites.
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A non Jewish visitor to Jerusalem this week might get the impression that the entire city stands in solidarity with the homeless Palestinians illegally evicted from their homes by settlers. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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Tents have appeared (actually booths) in preparation of the Festival
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Family homes were STOLEN, many families have been living in makeshift tents for over three years…. and neither the Municipality of Jerusalem nor the Palestinian Authority gives a damn. As winter approaches, a new meaning is given to the term ‘settlement freeze’ as these homeless literally freeze in their abodes.
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I had some flashbacks this morning to my Succot celebrations in Brooklyn as a child, they were much different than here. Here there is a Jewish community and an Arab community. In the neighbourhood I grew up in, there was a Eastern European Jewish Community (Ashkenazi) and a community made up of Spanish Jews and Jews from Northern Africa (Sephardi). Both communities had their own traditions and practices, but basically both were members of the same religion. One of the major differences between the two communities at the time were language, the Ashkenazi Jews spoke Yiddish; a language with Germanic roots, while the Sephardi Jews spoke a language called Ladino; a mixture of Hebrew and Spanish.
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What I remembered this morning was the following;The Synagogue of the Sephardi community was situated very close to the home of my grandparents. They used to build a large enough booth to accommodate their entire congregation. As a child, I used to help them with the preparations. I remembered my grandmother screaming at me from her window to get away from them, not to play with their kids…. I could never understand why. It seemed that part of her ghetto mentality was to distrust anyone that was in any way different. These people were different than we were, as mentioned; they spoke a different language and, for the most part, had darker skins than the Ashkenazi Jews. The younger generation, like myself did not see these differences as our common language was English and skin colour was never an issue with me or my immediate family. I therefore could never understand my grandmother’s logic, or lack of…. So I secretly maintained my friendships with the kids there.
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Let us all live together as neighbours and brothers.Shalom-Salaam!

THOSE INVISIBLE PALESTINIAN CHILDREN IN A DISAPPEARING LAND

What zion hides from the world ….. and what they get upset about …..
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Murder of innocent children
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Abir was ten years old, walking home from school, a block away from the Israeli soldiers who were angry at adolescent boys throwing stones at their armored vehicle. They were just outside East Jerusalem in the village of Anata in the West Bank. Abir had stopped at a store to buy candy to bring home to her sister.

The rubber bullet hit her at the base of her skull. The operations to save her were performed at an Israeli hospital in West Jerusalem. They were unsuccessful.

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Found in the rubble of the Gaza aftermath

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The above horrors went unnoticed in the Western press …

BUT …

The following is headline news in Vancouver, Canada, as zion gets upset with the truth;

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‘Disappearing Palestine’ Transit Ads Anger Jewish Federation in Vancouver

Show Palestinian Territories Gradually Shrinking Into Israel

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Bus Boycott: Ads paid for by the Palestine Awareness Coalition show the Palestinian territories shrinking into Israel over six decades.
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Bus Boycott: Ads paid for by the Palestine Awareness Coalition show the Palestinian territories shrinking into Israel over six decades.

The head of the Jewish federation in Vancouver and the Canadian city’s transit agency are at odds over the legality of an anti-Israel ad campaign on buses there.

The ads, which went up Tuesday, purport to show the “disappearance of Palestine due to Israeli occupation over the past 65 years.” The ads — 15 bus posters and one large “mural” in a station — consist of four maps spanning from 1946 to 2012 and illustrate “Palestine” shrinking over the years.

“This is of grave concern to our community at large because the ads make the use of the buses unwelcome and unsafe,” Mitchell Gropper, chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, told The Province newspaper.

TransLink, the transit agency, said in a written statement that it was advised by its lawyers that it was legally obligated to run the ads. But Gropper, an attorney, disagrees with TransLink’s legal determination and said the federation has retained a lawyer to consider its options.

“TransLink has said the law required them to publish these ads,” he said, “but that is certainly not the case.”

The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center in Toronto said it was “disturbed to learn about TransLink’s agreement to run historically distorted anti-Israel advertisements,” and said the ads were “provocative and incite hatred and contempt.”

Marty Roth, a member of the Palestine Awareness Coalition that is behind the $15,000, four-month campaign, told The Province that the battle over the ads had already been won.

“This will be controversial with a number of traditional Jewish organizations that have tried to suppress the ads,” Roth said. “But TransLink has refused to agree with them.”

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And from MONDOWEISS

ISRAELIS PREPARING FOR AN ATTACK FROM SYRIA AS I PREPARE MY HOLIDAY DINNER

Talk of the town in Jerusalem isn’t what we’ll have for dinner on New Years Eve which falls next Wednesday night, but rather “did you get your gas mask yet”?
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This time around, one can even order one via the post office. Nothing like a good scare to keep Israelis on their toes during the upcoming holiday season … this time around Israelis will be prepared, unlike the ‘sneak attack’ on Yom Kippur in 1973.
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Even HaAretz has joined the frenzie in an Editorial today ….
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Following is the blurb from HaAretz …
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Where to get a gas mask in Israel

A gas mask kit can be obtained by either going to one of the Home Front Command’s distribution centers, or ordering one via the Israeli Postal Service.

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Israelis waiting in line to receive gas masks in Tel Aviv, August 28, 2013. Photo by Moti Milrod

In light of reports of a possible U.S. strike on Syria, Israelis have been scrambling to get their hands on gas masks to prepare for a possible retaliation on Israel. While the Home Front Command has not called on citizens to obtain gas masks, many have already flocked to distribution points to pick up the kits.

If you are in Israel, looking to obtain a gas mask, here is how you can go about doing so.

The Home Front Command runs a user-friendly English-language website that provides information and guidance on various subjects pertaining to the obtainment and usage of gas masks, early warning alerts, and various other topics. 

According to the website, a gas mask kit can be obtained in two ways: 

1. By going to one of the distribution stations (listed below)

2. By ordering one via the home delivery service of the Israel Postal Authority. This  service is accompanied by a delivery fee of NIS 25. For additional information on the service, contact the Israel Postal Authority’s call center at *2237 or visit the Israel Postal Authority website.

The following list of gas mask kit distribution centers and their hours of activity is a translation of the one provided on the postal service’s Hebrew website. Hours and dates of operation are subject to change. It is recommended to call the Home Front Command information hotline for updates. Its telephone number is 104.

UPDATE: As of August 29, all gas mask distribution centers to remain open until 7 P.M. due to mass request.

Jerusalem district:

Jerusalem: Shmuel Hanavi community center, 3 Magen Haelef street. Active: August 18 to September 3, Sun-Thu 11:00-19:00.

Hadar mall, 26 General Pierre Koenig, next to Ne’eman Café. Active: August 1 to September 3, Sun-Thu 11:00-19:00.

Beit Shemesh: Big Fashion Mall, 3 Yigal Alon street. Active: August 4 to August 29, Sun-Thu 11:00-19:00.

Ma’ale Adumim: Adumim Mall, entrance level, via Shalom gate, 5 Derech Kedem. Active: August 18 to August 29, Sun-Thur 11:00-19:00.

Central district:

Tel Aviv: Post office branch at 137 Derech Hahagana. Active: August 18 to September 3, Sun-Thu 08:00-15:00.

Rozin Community Center (Matnas), 2 Drezner. Active: September 1 to September 12. Sun-Thu 10:00-19:00.

Bnei Brak: Ramat Elhanan ‘Pais’ center, corner of Abraham and Rabinov streets. Active: September 1 to September 12, Sun-Thu 10:00-19:00.

Ramat Gan: Beit Hatzanhan, 121 Rokah. Active: September 1 to September 12. Sun-Thu 10:00-19:00.

Southern district:

Bat Yam: Ehud Kinamon Sports Arena, 10 Harav Nechuyot. Active: September 1 to Sptember 12, Sun-Thu 10:00-19:00.

Northern district:

Haifa: 22 Haneviiim street, above the post office. Active all year. Sun-Thu 08:00-15:00.

FIFTY YEARS LATER … THE TRUTH THAT DIDN’T SET US FREE

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Rosa sat so Martin could walk …
Martin walked so Barack could run …
Barack ran so all our children could fly …
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There is no doubt in my mind that Martin Luther King would have rejoiced the day Obama was elected President of the United States. His dream was finally realised ….
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Or was it??
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The dream did not include the continuation of illegal wars …
Nor the racial profiling and hate crimes in the streets …
Nor the use of drones against innocent civilians …
Nor the erosion of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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The dream spoken about above was supposed to set us free, but we still have a long way to go.
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Don’t Give Up The Fight!
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This could be the end result …
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Commemorating that glorious day, fifty years ago … and still hoping for FREEDOM
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Thousands rally to honour March on Washington

Attendees commemorate civil rights movement and demand more social justice in the US.

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Washington, US - Martin Luther King Jr was quoting the words of a slave preacher 50 years ago, in 1963, when he said, “Lord, we ain’t what we want to be; we ain’t what we ought to be; we ain’t what we gonna be; but thank God we ain’t what we was.”

The tens of thousands of people who converged in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday morning were commemorating a different speech – King Jr’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington the same year – but the theme for the five-hour-long “Realize the Dream” rally and march was largely the unfinished business of the civil rights movement. The event was organised by the National Action Network, a civil rights group founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton.

In the most striking evocation of that sentiment, the family of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black teenager shot in the head in 1955 in Mississippi after he was accused of flirting with a white woman, spoke in the closing minutes of the rally, urging attendees to march for justice. Immediately after, the mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was gunned down, took the podium.

“Trayvon Martin was my son, but he’s not just my son,” said Sybrina Fulton. “He’s all of our sons, and we have to fight for him.”

There appeared to be as many buttons, T-shirts, and signs bearing the likeness of Martin, in a hooded sweatshirt, as there were of King Jr marchers lined the length of the reflecting pool, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, all the way to the World War II memorial, almost a mile away.

Fifty years ago, then and now

Fifty years ago, Myrlie Evers was inside the house with her three young children when her husband, prominent civil rights activist Medgar Evers, was gunned down in his driveway by a member of the Ku Klux Klan. On Saturday, she told the crowd that “Stand Your Ground” – the controversial self-defense gun laws - needed to be a rallying cry for various social justice issues.

“Stand firm on the ground that we have already made and be sure that nothing is taken away from us, because there are efforts to turn back the clock of freedom,” she said. “Stand your ground in terms for fighting justice and equality.”

Fifty years ago, John Lewis, a 23-year-old activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, and re-wrote his address multiple times to avoid being too incendiary. On Saturday, he addressed the crowd as a congressman from Georgia, one of 43 black legislators in the House of Representatives, and saved particular outrage for the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down a provision of the Voting Rights Act.

“I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama, for that right to vote,” he said, referring to another civil rights landmark, the 1965 march from Selma that ended in police brutality so vicious it moved many members of Congress to support the Voting Rights Act. “I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us.”

Fifty years ago, Bayard Rustin, instrumental in organising the march and a gay, black man, was widely considered an outcast in the civil rights movement. On Saturday, a rainbow pride flag flew above the reflecting pool.

“There have been many attempts to tell you that we cannot get along,” said Donna Payne, associate director of field outreach for the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT advocacy organisation. “Don’t believe in the hype. I am part of the fabric that weaves our destinies together.”

Paying homage to the unsung

Eric Holder, the first African American attorney general, used his time at the podium to pay homage to the untold millions who worked for civil rights and went unacknowledged, from freedom riders to women and LGBT activists.

“For them, I would not be attorney general of the United States and Barack Obama would not be president of the United States,” he said.

The list of grievances discussed by speakers, the large majority of whom were associated with progressive causes, was long and included an unemployment rate higher in 2013 than it was in 1963, the plight of low-wage workers, “a war on the poor masquerading as a war on drugs“, efforts in various states to impose restrictions on voting, fewer dollars flowing to public education, gun violence, and law enforcement techniques that disproportionately affect African Americans, such as New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy.

“There are no longer ‘whites-only’ signs,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. “But there are signs of injustice everywhere.”

Several implored the younger generation to get as engaged in today’s social causes as their parents had been in civil rights.

“The same things we were fighting for in 1963, we’re fighting for now,” said 26-year-old Jasmine Sanders, a teacher. “It’s not our grandparents’ fight anymore. It’s our fight.”

“Our eyes are opening,” she added.

Patrick Robinson, 41, and Shavon Beans, 32, brought their eight-year-old son, Brent, to the rally so he would understand the history of how far black Americans had come, and all the things that they believed were working against him.

“We’ve come a long way,” Beans told him, after explaining who King Jr was. “We’re here so your children can have a better life.”

 

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BEGGING FOR FORGIVENESS WHILE CONTINUING TO SIN

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The Hebrew month of Elul is the time when the observant literally beat their chests begging their Creator to forgive them for the sins they might have committed over the past year.
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But, for many of those, as soon as their chest beating ends, they leave their houses of worship and beat on Palestinians, including children ….
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The links below are just a few of the latest examples;
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Photo essay: Israeli forces shoot teargas into mosque, suffocating hundreds before start of Kafr Qaddum demonstration

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WOODY GUTHRIE SEZ “BOYCOTT ISRAEL!”

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BUT ….. despite that, his name and memory are literally being dragged through the mud by the zionists.
Woody Guthrie was a man of the people, surely he would have been a friend and supporter of the Palestinian people, but you would never know that after reading about the following;
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Woody Sez – The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie. August 21-31, 2013 – See more at: http://www.touristisrael.com/woody-sez-the-life-and-music-of-woody-guthrie-august-21-31
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The internationally acclaimed musical Woody Sez, telling the life and music of the legendary American folk singer Woody Guthrie, tours Israel in August 2013. Featuring 25 of Guthrie’s most famous tunes, including ‘This Land is Your Land’, and ‘This Train is Bound for Glory’, the musical travels through the fascinating life of Guthrie, a man whose works inspired the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and defined music as it is today. Following sell-out performances around the world, including the stages of London and New York, Woody Sez comes to Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv between August 21-31, 2o13.
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SHAME ON YOU ZION FOR DEFAMING ONE OF THE GREATEST HUMAN BEINGS EVER TO HAVE LIVED!
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That includes zionism!!

WHY IS ZIONISM SO AFRAID OF THE TRUTH?

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There are scores of sites on the Web that ‘police’ pro Palestinian Blogs and periodicals searching desperately for any criticism or condemnations of zionism. Instead of looking into the matters at hand, they merely label all such sites as anti-Semitic. If they were truly interested in the survival of Israel they would do their utmost to correct the wrongs that are taking place there.
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But no, it’s much easier to condemn
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Three score and five years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. That was just the beginning of the myth of the century. This has definitely NOT been the case. It has NOT been dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, not even if they are Jews. It has survived all these years by perpetuating the myth that this is a land given by a higher Body to the ‘Chosen People’. For all those years it has collected a whole deck of victim cards that it pulls out one by one to garner world sympathy and yet more support.
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That has been the answer to the criticisms and condemnations of the evils taking place.
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Today we see a situation of the ‘reawakening’ of the so-called Peace Process, brought to light with the help of the US State Department. A ‘reawakening’ that could be the end of the Palestinian nightmare. But NO ….. that would create even more problems for Israel. Peace could mean the end of the 30 Billion Dollar a year handout from US Taxpayers’ pockets. Israel finds itself today with a threat more deadly than war itself, PEACE.
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So what to do?
Sabotage the process before it even starts.
Build more settlements.
Expand the existing ones.
Arrest more innocent Palestinian children.
ANYTHING to maintain the status quo.
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And, if what I say is construed as anti-Semitism by zion, SO BE IT!
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THE TRUTH WILL EVENTUALLY SET PALESTINE FREE!!

HELEN THOMAS: SHE DIED AS SHE LIVED, WITH HONOUR

The immortal words that ended her long career …
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After the interview spread on the Internet, her comments were criticized by the White House, the White House Correspondents’ Association, the co-author of one of her books and the agency that handled her speaking engagements, among others. Shortly after, she announced her retirement, two months short of her 90th birthday.

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From the archives …. How the Lobby silenced the ugly truth ….
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HELEN THOMAS; AN APPRECIATION

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A name emerged this week on all newswires, that of  Rabbi David Nessenoff. He was the man representing a group called Rabbilive. It was he that set up Helen Thomas, a set up that has been resounding throughout the world as anti Semitism. A set up that embarassed Thomas enough to resign from her position as White House Press Correspondent.
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The representatives of the Jewish Lobby jumped on the bandwagon ready to lynch this woman for saying what she did. Today, most likely fearing a backlash from AIPAC and other zionist terrorist organisations, President Obama climbed the bandwagon as well.
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It was at that point that I decided to come to the defense of a woman that has done her job well for decades. A woman that must be applauded for her past activities. But, in this particular case, she should have been more prepared for the set up. Her words were misinterpreted and for the most part taken out of context, a normal exercise of the zionists.
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When asked, ‘where should they [the Jews] go’, Thomas replied, ‘go home, Poland, Germany, and America, and everywhere else.’
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That simply became ‘go home to Poland and Germany’.
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The reality is….
Meir Kahane … Brooklyn
Baruch Goldstein … Brooklyn
Baruch Marzel … Brooklyn
Mike Guzovsky … American born
Yaakov Tytell … American born
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There are more, many more. And none came from Poland or Germany. (except for a handful of Knesset members)
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HERE you can read what the likes of the above advocate and why they should leave Palestine.
I tried to find some information about Rabbilive every link led to results about Helen Thomas, nothing else. They obviously had an agenda to discredit Ms. Thomas, probably because she is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants to the United States. They are the ones that should be out on the street, not Helen Thomas.
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A tremendous amount has been made over the words uttered by Helen Thomas recently, words spoken on May 27th, interestingly enough four days before the attack by the Israeli Defence Forces against a flotilla of unarmed civilians bringing humanitarian aid to besieged refugees in Gaza. Nine innocent and unarmed civilians wereslaughtered by the defenders of the Zionist state, but it’s not okay to criticize them, is that what we are hearing? I listened to what Helen Thomas said and listened carefully; she understands history and is more than capable of reporting her stories without bias.
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When asked if she had anything to say about Israel she said, ‘tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.’ When asked if she had ‘anything better’ to say, Thomas continued, ‘remember, these people are occupied, and it’s their land; it’s not German [sic], it’s not Poland.’ Having heard this answer Rabbi Nesenoff, the man conducting and filming the interview, proceeded to ask a loaded question that indicated he fully understood that Thomas was discussing contemporary immigrants, not Jews who had been born Israel.

When asked, ‘where should they [the Jews] go’, Thomas replied, ‘go home, Poland, Germany, and America, and everywhere else.’

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An Obit from the New York Times appears here
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IN RECORD TIME THE ZIONISTS FIND A WAY TO DEMONISE IRAN’S NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT

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It took less than a week to ‘uncover’ this, but the zionists claim to have found the first incident to discredit Iran’s newly elected President. The Jewish Press in Israel has the ‘story’ on their headlines Here and Here…. They came up with this tale in record time. The source cited is a ‘US Paper’ which claims that  Iran’s president-elect was on special government committee that plotted 1994 bombing of Jewish community center that killed 85 people.
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Just who is the source? In their own words from ‘About Us’ The Washington Free Beacon, a project of the 501(c)4 Center for American Freedom, is a nonprofit online newspaper that began publication on February 7, 2012. Dedicated to uncovering the stories that the professional left hopes will never see the light of day, the Free Beacon produces in-depth and investigative reporting on a wide range of issues, including public policy, government affairs, international security, and media criticism. Whether it’s exposing cronyism, dissecting the relationship between the progressive movement and the mainstream media, finding out just who is shaping our domestic and foreign policy and why, or highlighting the threats to American security and peace in a dangerous world, the Free Beacon  is committed to serving the public interest by reporting news and information that currently is not being fully covered by other news organizations.
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C’mon guys …. surely you can use a reliable source for your misinformation. As a proud segment of ‘the professional left’, DesertPeace takes pride that our reports are not fabricated and definitely do not serve the interests of zionism.
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The ‘report’ can be found HERE ….
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