#IsraelToday ~~ THE NEXT GENERATION — THE MIGHT OF THE RIGHT

A new poll has found that youth in Israel are increasingly right-wing in their political opinions, and are overwhelmingly Zionist and loyal to their country.

 Right climbs to 70+ seats in new Knesset

Right climbs to 70+ seats in new Knesset

Poll: 59% of Israeli youth are right-wing

Survey finds 82% of high-schoolers say there’s no chance of a deal with Palestinians, half oppose having Arab MKs.

A new poll has found that youth in Israel are increasingly right-wing in their political opinions, and are overwhelmingly Zionist and loyal to their country.

The survey, conducted by the New Wave Research institute for Israel Hayom and published in part on Wednesday, asked 11th and 12th graders to define their political position.

A full 59% defined themselves as right-wing, while another 23% said they were centrist, and only 13% identified as leftist. Another 5% said they have no position.

A whopping 82% said there is no chance of reaching a deal of some sort with the Palestinian Arabs, indicating their disillusionment with the peace process that has regularly led to waves of Arab terrorism.

When asked if Arab citizens of Israel need representation in the Knesset, 48% said they do not, while 52% said they do.

In a question relating to the recent case of a soldier who shot a wounded Arab terrorist, the students were asked if they thought a soldier should be put on trial for shooting a neutralized terrorist.

A resounding 60% said such a soldier should not be tried, while 30% supported the trial and 10% said they did not know.

Zionism appears to be strong according to the poll, which found that 89% said they see their future in Israel, and 85% said they love the state.

Of the high-schoolers 88% said they are preparing to enlist in the IDF, with over half saying there is no more ethical army in the world, and 65% believe in the sentence “it is good to die for our country,” which is a quote from Joseph Trumpeldor.

Another finding was that 75% of the students appreciate or greatly appreciate their teachers.

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OMG! ~~ POPE FRANCIS IS NOT JEWISH!!

One Yom Kippur, when I was about seven years old, I was walking to the synagogue with my grandfather. Suddenly the elevated subway we were under roared by …. I was shocked. I thought the whole world came to a halt on Jewish Holidays ….

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Apparently some people had that same reaction regarding the upcoming visit of the Pope to the White House on Yom Kippur …. such Chutzpah (sic). Looks like some minds stop developing at age seven.

Pope Francis’ visit to the White House will coincide with Yom Kippur, meaning that no rabbis likely will be in attendance at the arrival ceremony.

No mention of the fact that it will also be a Muslim Feast Day (Eid al-Adha) meaning there will be no representation of Muslim clerics as well. Obviously that does not matter to those who wrote the following;

Pope’s White House Visit Will Coincide with Yom Kippur

Pope Francis’ visit to the White House will coincide with Yom Kippur, meaning that no rabbis likely will be in attendance at the arrival ceremony.

More than 10,000 guests are expected at the ceremony, the Washington Post reported, adding that D.C.-area Jews on their way to synagogue will face traffic jams.

“The Holy Father has a very complicated schedule for this trip, so we worked with that schedule as best we could,” Melissa Rogers, executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, told reporters last week in a preview of the visit. “Other parts of the Washington, D.C., visit won’t overlap with Yom Kippur. And there are also going to be opportunities for people of different faiths to participate in events in the New York and Philadelphia legs of the pope’s visit.”

The pope’s schedule was driven in part by the Conference on the Family in Philadelphia and the U.N. session on the Sustainable Development Goals, which both fall around Yom Kippur, Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for Strategic Communications, said during the briefing.

“But I think the Vatican was very accommodating, and we were very focused on ensuring that the American Jewish community would be able to participate in important interfaith efforts to be a part of this visit of the pope,” Rhodes said.

Francis and President Barack Obama are scheduled to have a one-on-one meeting at the White House on Wednesday, and the pope will address a joint session of Congress the following day.

THE POPE REACHES TO THE STARS FOR NEW CONVERTS

Pope Francis has stated that he would welcome alien life forms into the open arms of the Catholic Church, should they be willing to convert. He put forward his official stance on Martians – among other intergalactic travelers – at a homily on Monday.

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Alien Baptism! Pope Francis would welcome Martians to the church

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Pope Francis has stated that he would welcome alien life forms into the open arms of the Catholic Church, should they be willing to convert. He put forward his official stance on Martians – among other intergalactic travelers – at a homily on Monday.

Francis proclaimed that the Catholic Church was one of “open doors” and it was the independent choice of each Christian to accept the Holy Spirit into their lives.

“If tomorrow an expedition of aliens from Mars arrives…and one of the green ones with long nose and big ears, like those which children draw, comes and says, ‘I want a Baptism!’ What would happen?” Francis asked rhetorically.

The Pontiff then pointed out that St. Peter himself had assuaged doubts of his critics by stating that: “If then God gave them the same gift he gave to us for believing in the Lord Jesus, who was I to hinder God?”

According to the Bible, Peter had been criticized by Christians in Jerusalem for contacting ‘unclean’ Pagans. Francis used the passage to illustrate that at the time, it had also been considered ‘unthinkable.’

“When the Lord shows us the way, who are we to say, ‘No, Lord, it is not prudent! No, let’s do it this way.’ Who are we to close doors?” Francis added.

He made the comments at a Monday morning mass at the Casa Santa Maria residence at the Vatican, according to Vatican Radio.

While the statements may seem a little far-fetched, it is not the only time the Vatican has discussed the baptism of alien life forms.

At the British Science Festival in 2010, one astronomer for former Pope Benedict XVI, Guy Consolmagno, stated that he would be prepared to baptize an alien if it asked. “Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul,” Consolmagno stated.

ISRAEL’S PLANNED OCCUPATION OF THE INTERNET

Netanyahu is not satisfied with the occupation of all of Palestine, now he wants to occupy the entire Internet as well …. including our minds.

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“There should be a sort of UN for the internet. A coalition of the leading companies in the cyber world…and in my opinion Israel is the most advanced.”

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‘Turn the curse into a blessing’: Netanyahu wants UN of the internet

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his opening speech of the "CyberTech 2014" international conference on January 27, 2014. (AFP Photo / Jack Guez)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said at the Cybertech conference in Tel Aviv that he wants to create a coalition of leading companies to turn the internet from a curse into a blessing.

In the wake of a reported breach of Defense Ministry computers, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu talked of the importance of cyber security at an Israeli cybertech conference in the Israeli capital on Monday, Globes reports.

“The biggest challenge we face with the cyber world is protecting the privacy and security of the public. There could be a serious breach,” he said.

“There should be a sort of UN for the internet. A coalition of the leading companies in the cyber world…and in my opinion Israel is the most advanced,” he added.

Fleshing out his plan during the conference, the prime minister said he envisaged hundreds of cybertech companies being set up in an unprecedented cooperation between the government and the business world. He explained that the more computerized the world gets, the more vulnerable we all become, and so we must deal with it in a systematic and focused manner.

“This project is big and reflects our visions to develop Israel with international cooperation. We all want to see a cyber-world that is open, free and cooperative. When you think cyber, think Israel,” Israel’s leader said.

Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive of IBM Software and Systems, speaks during the opening of the "CyberTech 2014" international conference on January 27, 2014 in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel-Aviv. (AFP Photo / Jack Guez)Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive of IBM Software and Systems, speaks during the opening of the “CyberTech 2014” international conference on January 27, 2014 in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel-Aviv. (AFP Photo / Jack Guez)

 

Netanyahu’s speech came hot on the heels of it becoming public that hackers had broken into an Israeli Defense Ministry computer via an email attachment earlier this month, which was tainted with malicious software.

The hackers broke into 15 computers, one of them belonging to Israel’s Civil Administration that monitors Palestinians in Israeli occupied territory.

The software managed to fool employees at the Defense Ministry because it looked like it had been sent by Israel’s Shin Bet secret security service, an Israeli cyber security firm said on Sunday.

The chief technology officer at Seculert, Aviv Raff, told Reuters that Palestinians were suspected of being behind the attack, but other than that he did not have any information on what the hackers did. The Defense Ministry declined to comment.

 

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NEW WAR AGAINST GAZA IS PRIME ELECTION PROMISE FROM ISRAELI RIGHT

As expected, the joining of forces between Netanyahu’s rightists and Lieberman’s goon squad is resulting in further threats of future wars in the region.  Peace is definitely not on the agenda of either Party.  
Netanyahu’s newest ally is more than just a wild card in the deck, the combination is a threat to the security of the entire world. In their own words, “the world needs to know that!”
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“Any rocket attack mandates a wide-scale ground invasion of Gaza… Such an operation shouldn’t be restricted by any means, it should see (the IDF) take full control of Gaza. We have no other choice – the world needs to know that.”
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FM: If PA wants war – they’ll get war

Avigdor Lieberman warns that any future rocket fire from Gaza will mandate ‘full invasion of Strip’

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman commented Tuesday on the Palestinian threat to seek ICC action over Israel‘s plans to build 3,000 new housing units in the West Bank, saying that Israel “Has to be clear: If the Palestinians want peace – they’ll get peace. If they want war – they’ll get war.”

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Speaking at a Hanukkah event held by Yisrael Beiteinu in Tel Aviv, Lieberman also stated that any future rocket fire from the Strip would mandate not just an IDF incursion of the enclave, but a full-blown invasion.

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“Any rocket attack mandates a wide-scale ground invasion of Gaza… Such an operation shouldn’t be restricted by any means, it should see (the IDF) take full control of Gaza. We have no other choice – the world needs to know that.”

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He further blasted the Left, and especially Labor Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich, Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On and Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni for siding with the Palestinian Authority.

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“I’m bothered by the fact that some Israeli politicians keep saying that ‘Abu Mazen is a peace partner.’ They repeat that like parakeets.

“I listened hard and I tried to hear Gal-On, Yachimovich and Livni denounce the attacks against Israel, but all I heard were attacks on Israel,” Lieberman said.

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Lieberman further said that only the joint Likud-Beiteinu ticket can lead Israel: “Can Galon handle security problems? Can those two blabbermouths, Yachimovich and Herzog, deal with the threats Israel faces? Maybe Livni and Mitzna? We’ve already seen what they can do.

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“Only Netanyahu and Lieberman can handle the problems Israel face,” he declared.

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The foreign minister also leveled criticism at the IDF soldiers who fled a stone-throwing mob in the West Bank last week, saying that “Soldiers choose to flee instead of shooting because they fear being investigated by the Military Police.”

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ISRAEL: A VIEW FROM THE 10%

90 percent of Israeli Jews support Gaza attack

As the bombs fall on Gaza, incitement to violence and racism has been common by prominent Israeli public figures. An opinion poll by Haaretz showed that more than 90 percent of Jewish Israelis support the attack on Gaza.

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Dancing Israeli students chant “Death to the Arabs” at rally backing Gaza slaughter

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Israeli students at Haifa University danced and chanted “Death to the Arabs” at a rally on Sunday to support Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Now in its sixth day, the assault which began when Israel violated a tenuous ceasefire, has killed more than 90 Palestinians among them two dozen children, including members of the al-Dalu family which lost four young children and six adults when their home was flattened by an Israeli bomb.

The video clip shows hundreds of students singing “Hatikva,” the Jewish supremacist national anthem of Israel. At the end of the clip multiple voices can be heard chanting “mavet la’aravim,” Hebrew for “Death to the Arabs.”

Hate leaders welcomed on campus

According to the Israeli publication Magazine Hamoshavot student leaders said some 1,300 people participated in the rally which was called to “support the State of Israel” and the army.

In attendance were extremist leaders such as Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari, who has been at the forefront of inciting violence and racial and religious hatred, extremist Knesset member Arye Eldad, and violent settler activist Baruch Marzel. Marzel was prevented by security from coming on campus, according to Magazine Hamoshavot.

Flags were distributed to students by members of the far-right anti-Palestinian campus group Im Tirzu.

Call for expulsion of Arab students

A specific goal of the rally appears to have been not just to “support” the state and the army as they slaughter people in Gaza, but specifically to incite against Palestinian students at the university, who had held an anti-war rally last week.

Anti-Palestinian activists and websites spread rumors and false accusations that the Palestinian students had held a minute of silence for Ahmad al-Jabari, the Hamas military commander whose extrajudicial execution by Israel set off the current escalation.

These accusations provided an opportunity for anti-Arab incitement and calls for expulsion:

“We came here to say that Haifa University is not a branch of Balad,” [Knesset member] Ben-Ari told Magazine Hamoshavot. “Haifa University is a Jewish and Zionist university.” And [Knesset member] Eldad said: “if the State of Israel finances the university, it cannot finance its enemies, or people who identify with its enemies at a ceremony at the university. This is intolerable.” He added: “they come here to express their identification with a mega-killer, a man who was executed by Israel.” He proposed “that the university arrange buses for them to Gaza, so they can sit in the mourning tabernacle and participate personally in the family’s grief.” He then added that “no return transportation needed to be organized.

Balad is the party of Palestinian Knesset member Haneen Zoabi, who unlike extremists Ben-Ari and Eldad, was banned from speaking on the Haifa University campus two years ago when Palestinians wanted to commemorate the Nakba.

Hostile atmosphere

Aamer Ibrahim, a student at Haifa University, noted the hostile atmosphere for Arab students in several tweets.

Students association of the uni should represent all the students, they enter the class hall with Israeli flags pic.twitter.com/kIqpH9gM

Watch: I can’t understand how these ppl can dance W a flag that represent the killing process on  yfrog.us/cb524dzwkuqkgg…

Because of the tensions on campus, Amos Shapira, the president of the university has ordered the suspension of political activity on campus for two weeks, Magazine Hamoshavot reported.

90 percent of Israeli Jews support Gaza attack

As the bombs fall on Gaza, incitement to violence and racism has been common by prominent Israeli public figures. An opinion poll by Haaretz showed that more than 90 percent of Jewish Israelis support the attack on Gaza.

With thanks to Dena Shunra for translation

 

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HOW MUCH ASS KISSING WILL IT TAKE FOR NETANYAHU TO GET HIS WAY WITH OBAMA?

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Mr. Netanyahu woke up Wednesday to find not only that his Republican friend had lost, but also that many Israelis were questioning whether he had risked their collective relationship with Washington.
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 Netanyahu Rushes to Repair Damage With Obama

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JERUSALEM — Over the past several years, Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu has on several occasions confronted or even undercut President Obama, taking his message directly to the Israel-friendly United States Congress, challenging Mr. Obama’s appeal to the Arab world, and seeming this fall to support his opponent, Mitt Romney.

Mr. Netanyahu woke up Wednesday to find not only that his Republican friend had lost, but also that many Israelis were questioning whether he had risked their collective relationship with Washington.

“This has not been a very good morning for Netanyahu,” a deputy prime minister, Eli Yishai of the religious Shas Party, told journalists in Eilat.

The prime minister, facing his own re-election fight on Jan. 22, did not directly acknowledge any missteps, but he rushed to repair the relationship. He called the American ambassador to his office for a ceremonial hug. He issued a damage-control statement declaring the bond between the two nations “rock solid.” He put out word to leaders of his Likud Party whose congratulatory messages had included criticism of Mr. Obama that they should stop.

Mr. Netanyahu still maintains strong ties to members of Congress, particularly Republicans, and to other influential Americans. But his strained relationship with Mr. Obama may prove more than a temporary political headache. Israeli leaders and analysts are concerned that the prime minister has hampered his ability to influence Washington on vital policy matters, particularly the Iranian nuclear threat and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In practical terms, Jerusalem is worried that Washington will agree to direct talks with Tehran, and go easier on the Palestinian Authority’s quest this month for upgraded status in the United Nations.

“Netanyahu backed the wrong horse,” Mitchell Barak, a pollster and strategist, said at a morning gathering of Americans watching the election results here. “Whoever is elected prime minister is going to have to handle the U.S.-Israel relationship, and we all know Netanyahu is not the right guy.”

Mr. Obama’s re-election seemed to embolden Ehud Olmert, the former prime minister who has spent the past few years battling corruption charges, making it more likely that he will forge a comeback that he hopes can unite and expand Israel’s center-left bloc.

“Given what Netanyahu had done these recent months, the question is: Does our prime minister still have a friend in the White House?” Mr. Olmert asked at a meeting with Jewish leaders in New York. “I am not certain of this, and this might be very significant to us at critical points.”

Few believe that Mr. Obama will act to punish Mr. Netanyahu, but their notoriously tense relationship, made worse in recent months not only by the Romney question but also by Mr. Netanyahu’s hard-line position on Iran, could hurt efforts to coordinate priorities. And freed from electoral concerns, the second-term president may prove likelier to pursue his own path without worry about backlash from Washington’s powerful and wealthy pro-Israel lobby.

“I would be surprised if he were more rather than less forthcoming in dealing with Israel,” Bob Zelnick, a former Middle East correspondent for ABC News who now teaches at Boston University, said of Mr. Obama. “My sense is that he both dislikes and distrusts Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and that he is more likely to use his new momentum to settling scores than to settling issues.”

On Iran, the immediate concern here is that a White House pursuit of bilateral talks would stretch out the timetable for diplomacy even as Mr. Netanyahu’s famous “red line” for halting Iran’s capability to develop a nuclear weapon closes in. On Wednesday, one member of the inner circle of Iran’s ruling system said such talks — the subject of an October article in The New York Times — are “not a taboo,” though another said it was a “big mistake” for Washington to think it could “blackmail” Iran into relations.

Several analysts said Mr. Obama was loath to take on a new Middle East military operation; indeed, one of the biggest applause lines in his victory speech was his declaration that “a decade of war is ending.”

Regarding the Palestinians, Israeli officials had been counting on the Obama administration to forcefully oppose the United Nations bid — as it did last year — and to chastise those countries that support it. But Palestinian leaders seemed unworried on Wednesday, making the bid for nonmember state status in the General Assembly a central focus of their congratulations.

“We will not retract,” said Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator. “We hope President Obama will even support this move.”

Regardless of how he handles the United Nations effort, Mr. Obama is unlikely to pursue the peace process more broadly in the early part of his second term, given the turmoil across the Middle East and internal divisions among the Palestinians.

“I think he recognizes the importance of this issue — he would be a fool not to,” said Diana Buttu, a political analyst and former Palestinian Authority official based in Ramallah, in the West Bank. “But when it comes to the priority list of issues he will have to deal with, I’m just not certain that this is going to be No. 1 or even No. 10 on that list.”

Ehud Barak, the defense minister who shared a close partnership with Mr. Netanyahu for much of the last four years but has tried to distinguish himself on Iran and other issues as elections approach, since he leads the separate Independence Party, congratulated Mr. Obama nearly an hour ahead of Mr. Netanyahu, and followed up by e-mailing reporters photographs and video of himself with the newly re-elected president.

“Even if there were certain kinds of bumps on the road in recent years, we should be able to move beyond it,” Mr. Barak said in an interview. “There is nothing better to mend any scar or grudge from the past than making better achievements in the present and the future.”

Thomas Erdbrink contributed reporting from Amsterdam, and Isabel Kershner from Jerusalem.

ANOTHER REASON WHY THE ‘RIGHT TO VOTE IS SOMETIMES WRONG’

A few weeks ago I wrote about this …. here is the worst case scenario;
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Most Americans living in Israel have voted for Mitt Romney, poll finds
Votes from American-Israelis could make a difference in swing states, according to iVoteIsrael campaign group
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Mitt Romney, who is backed by 85% of American-Israelis registered through the iVoteIsrael group, according to its survey. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

An overwhelming majority of Israelis entitled to vote in the US presidential election have cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, according to a poll conducted by an organisation aimed at maximising turnout.

Eighty-five percent of the 80,000 American-Israelis who registered to vote through iVoteIsrael backed the Republican candidate, the survey indicated. The organisation claimed that in states where the race is tight, expatriate voters from Israel could make a significant difference. Around 7,500 Israelis are registered to vote in Florida, and 3,500 in Ohio.

But Democrats Abroad Israel dismissed the poll as “slanted and extremely partial” because it was based on surveys carried out only at polling stations set up by iVoteIsrael. The acting chairman Hillel Schenker told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz: “All they’re doing is providing information about the people they polled at their polling stations, in places where there are predominantly Orthodox and rightwing Jews.”

The campaign group says it is non-partisan and its only interest is to maximise the vote among eligible Israelis. It said voter participation had quadrupled from the 20,000 Israelis who voted in 2008, and that between 20% and 25% of all overseas votes this year would come from Israel.

Israel’s prime minster, Binyamin Netanyahu, has been accused of favouring a Romney victory in next week’s election. Relations between Netanyahu and Barack Obama have been severely strained over the issue of the Iranian nuclear programme. Romney is perceived to be more sympathetic to Netanyahu’s view that military action may be needed to halt the programme.

Romney has consistently sought to portray Obama as failing to maintain the traditionally close ties between the US and Israel. Almost eight in 10 Jewish Americans voted for Obama in 2008, and a majority are expected to vote Democrat in this election.

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IS HURRICANE SANDY A WARNING FROM GOD?

Anyone old enough to remember this?
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Hurricane Sandy could help those who might have forgotten the above …. but where is Noah? Has New York’s Mayor Bloomberg assumed the role??
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Flooding has already been reported in parts of Manhattan and Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for the evacuation of residents in low-lying Zone A.
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According to reports in the Forward, Jewish communities on the East Coast seem to be the hardest hit by the power of the storm. We wait with baited breath for Abe Foxman to label God Himself an anti-Semite..
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Here is one of the reports from the Forward expressing concern about the Jewish residents in the storm’s path …. BUT where is the concern about everyone else? Where is the concern about the non-Jewish residents, the elderly or disabled or the homeless. These ‘chosen’ attitudes of the self declared ‘chosen’ makes one wonder if Sandy really is a warning from God for those attitudes to start changing.
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Hurricane Sandy Pounds Jewish Communities

Hatzalah and Disaster Experts Warn on Seagate, Five Towns

Worries Mount: As Sandy plowed ashore, disaster management experts are worried about the safety of Jewish residents in oceanfront communities.
Worries Mount: As Sandy plowed ashore, disaster management experts are worried about the safety of Jewish residents in oceanfront communities.

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As fierce winds battered New York City and Long Island, emergency experts continued to express concern about conditions in heavily Jewish oceanfront neighborhoods.

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, and Far Rockaway in Brooklyn and Queens have been under mandatory evacuation since last night. In Long Island, parts of the Five Towns have also received evacuation orders.

Severe flooding from the Hurricane Sandy is expected Monday night, with the storm lingering through much of Tuesday. Streets in low-lying areas already flooded with this morning’s high tide.

Some in the threatened areas continue to disregard those warnings.

“The captain doesn’t leave the ship,” said Pinny Dembitzer, a resident of Seagate, a gated community on Coney Island. Dembitzer, president of Seagate’s homeowners association, has decided to stay put, despite repeated warnings from city officials. “It’s very windy outside. The winds are really picking up,” he said.

Dembitzer, a Bobov Hasid, said that about half of the residents of Seagate had already left. Standing in the community’s management office, he said he could see others leaving.

The Five Towns and the Rockaways are in particular danger, according to David Pollock, director of security and emergency planning for the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

“In the Far Rockaway section people have relatively little distance to go to reach safe ground, but the road can all be blocked,” Pollock said. “We’ve been telling people move now if you have someplace to move to.”

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in parts of Lawrence, Woodmere, Long Beach, Valley Stream, and other heavily Jewish Long Island towns.

Nassau County has opened a shelter serving Kosher food in West Hempstead.

Hatzalah, the Jewish ambulance service covering the New York area, is currently receiving fewer calls than on a normal day, according Dovid Cohen, the group’s CEO. “Our guys are ready,” Cohen said.

“We’re very concerned about the possible loss of power for our phones and radio systems,” Cohen said.

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MERGING OF THE RIGHT IN ISRAEL IS JUST PLAIN WRONG!

 Israeli PM Netanyahu (R) and Israeli FM Lieberman shake hands after they announced that their parties will unite for polls. EPA photo

Israeli PM Netanyahu (R) and Israeli FM Lieberman shake hands after they announced that their parties will unite for polls. EPA photo

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In any given election, the voters should be given a choice. In Israel, this is not the case. Political parties and candidates change their appearance and loyalties by habit, not to please the public, but to gain support for themselves and themselves only.
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The idea of Netanyahu, probably Israel’s most right wing Prime Minister ever, merging forces with Lieberman is just plain sick. It is merely a tactic to insure that the million or so immigrants from the former Soviet Union vote for the Likud ticket in the next election, and they probably will. Smart move on the part of Netanyahu, but bad move as far as Israel is concerned.
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At a crucial time when a Just Peace should be the major issue, war and hatred takes its place. Lieberman’s record speaks for itself. His former involvement as a member of kahana’s outlawed Kach Party speaks volumes. His personal ideology has not changed to this day. More about him can be read HERE.
A short video exposing his extremism can be seen in the following…
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Palestinians will suffer even more than Israelis if this new union meets with success. The dream of Palestinian Statehood will not only be placed on the ‘back burner’, it will be delayed indefinitely. War with Iran will surely become a reality as the two champions of evil con their ways through the coridors of AIPAC’s offices, guaranteeing that the new US Administration will support any and all whims of Israel. So, in reality, the entire world will suffer from this merger.
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What I said earlier about these moves not being made to please the public but to get support for themselves will become apparent. We will witness the ultra orthodox parties, Shas in particular, kiss the asses of these two secular ‘leaders’ to gain entrance to the newly formed government. Opportunism par excellence on all sides.
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Truly, the so called ‘light unto the nations’ grows dimmer with each passing day.
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There were some who had doubts about a recent poll in Israel showing that 59% of the Jewish citizens supprt living in an apartheid state. A victory resulting from this political merger will prove them wrong. Let us hope we will not see that become a reality.

SEEMS LIKE NOBODY IS THRILLED WITH THIS YEAR’S NOBEL ‘PEACE’ PRIZE RECIPIENT

 Even the not so left Israeli news outlet, Ynet, has strong criticism regarding this year’s Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize ….

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Nobel Prize? For what?

Op-ed: Let’s hope EU won’t fail as badly as past laureates Obama, Peres and Annan and ElBaradei have

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Just a short reminder: In 1988 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. Since then the inefficiency of these forces has been proven countless times. In 2001 the prize was awarded jointly to the United Nations and its secretary general at the time, Kofi Anan, who knew of the genocide plans in Rwanda and did nothing. In 2005 it was the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency that won the prize. The prize was accepted by the head of the agency at the time, Mohamed ElBaradei, who had worked consistently to conceal vital information on Iran’s nuclear programme. In 2009 Barack Obamareceived the award – for reasons that remain unclear to this day – less than a year after he took office. This year’s prize was awarded to the European Union  for contributing “to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.”

The advancement of peace? The victory of capitalism over communism at the end of the 80s allowed for the EU’s speedy expansion eastward, but it introduced a new kind of imperialism. The borders were opened up and limited economic prosperity was achieved, but the current financial crisis proves just how unstable a peace that is based solely on money is.

The advancement of reconciliation? The current crisis is indicative of just how thin and fragile this artificially-created European reconciliation is. Nationalism is thriving all across the EU, to such an extent that even old and repressed rivalries are resurfacing. Catalonia is demanding independence from Spain; Scotland from Britain; the Flemish people want to separate themselves from the Walloons in Belgium. Europe does not seem to have reconciled with itself. If anything, the opposite is true.

The advancement of democracy? The creation of the EU was made possible only due the efforts of a political and bureaucratic elite, which at times reached decisions that went against the wishes of the general public in the various EU states. The EU is still not based on the idea of a people’s democracy, but rather on the centralism of a corrupt and costly institution. The elections for the European Parliament are consistently marked by a very low voter turnout, while opposition to the union is steadily growing.

The advancement of human rights? Ask the gypsies who have been persecuted in Hungary, France, Slovakia and other countries what they think of it. The EU is worthy of the peace prize just as much as Annan, ElBaradei and Obama were. We can only hope that the EU will not fail as badly as they have, or as badly as those who received the Nobel Peace Prize for the Olso Accords have.

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Watch what Max Keiser of Russia Today has to say ….

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POSTER WAR OF HATE FOLLOWS LYNCHING IN JERUSALEM

 If you are thinking of visiting Jerusalem malls or the pedestrian street [Midrechov] with the intention of dating Jewish girls – this isn’t the place for you.
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 The news of an attempted mob lynching in Jerusalem’s Zion Square is trickling into Western news sources. It has been translated from angst-filled Hebrew-language Facebook pages written by eyewitnesses, stunned and harassed first responders, and translations gleaned from Haaretz via Mondoweiss, IMEU and others. The lack of outrage, and coverage, is almost as disturbing as the street level racial violence that showed itself in the heart of Israel, rolling in from the Wild West/West Bank where this is more common.
Full report HERE
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Poster calls on Arab men to keep out of Jerusalem, away from Jewish girls
By Haggai Matar

Following the recent lynch-style attack on Palestinian youths in Jerusalem, racist extremists are starting a campaign calling on Arab men to keep out of popular Jerusalem hangouts and avoid dating Jewish girls – for their own good.

The new racist poster, written in both Hebrew and Arabic by the extremist Kahana-style NGO “Lehava,” has been circulating in Facebook in recent hours and is gaining hundreds of “likes” and “shares.” The poster, which is aimed at young Palestinian men, comes in the aftermath of the attempted lynch in central Jerusalem, and warns that visiting popular areas in the city, like big malls and the pedestrian area off of Zion Square could lead to more similar attacks.

The poster fits into a growing trend of narrating anti-Arab racism as a means to “protect our daughters” – a form of discourse promoted by politicians and ministersalso in relation to African asylum seekers.

The poster reads the following:

 

Dear Arab guy:

 

We don’t want you to get hurt!

 

Our daughters are valuable to us,

 

and just as you would not want a Jew to date your sister

 

we unwilling are also unwilling for an Arab to date a girl from among our people.

Just as you would do anything to stop a Jew from dating your sister – so do we!

If you are thinking of visiting Jerusalem malls or the pedestrian street [Midrechov] with the intention of dating Jewish girls – this isn’t the place for you.

You may walk around in your own village freely and find girlfriends there, not here!

Last week an Arab who thought he might find Jewish girls got hurt.

We don’t wish for you to get hurt,

 

So respect our daughters’ honor

 

As we mind it dearly!

 

Lehava organization    o.leava@gmail.com

Many comments on the picture thread on Facebook show great enthusiasm for the text, and some people have already volunteered to help hang it up around Jerusalem.

However, other comments were much more critical, and some have compared its content to Nazi agendas. At least two mock posters have already been made in response, one translating the text into German and aiming it at Jewish men:

The other, by Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassky, calling on Jewish men to mind their own business and not meddle in women’s decisions on whom to date.

Update: The Jerusalem based NGO Ir Amim has filed a complaint to police against Lehava, accusing it in incitement to racism and violence. In addition, according to the complaint the poster suggests that anyone not abiding to its terms is likely to be physically assaulted, and is thus to be considered an illegal threat.

Read also:
The holy war against Arab-Jewish relations and the Jerusalem lynch
What is the link between Eli Yishai and Jerusalem ‘lynch’?
Attacks on Palestinians highlight history of lax enforcement on Jewish extremists

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