‘A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE HOME’

Or … at the back of the bus, on the other side of the street …. only in ‘The Only Democracy in the Middle East ūüėČ
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A leading nationalist-Zionist rabbi has written a treatise claiming that home is a women’s place, and “not the domain of social activity,” thus reflecting further radicalization among religious Zionists.
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Leading Israeli religious Zionist rabbi: A woman’s place is in the home

Leaflet promotes the opinion that too much education for women would ‘harm the quality of life of the nation.’

By Chaim Levinson
Rabbi Zvi Tau
Rabbi Zvi Tau Photo by Michael Yaacovson
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A leading nationalist-Zionist rabbi has written a treatise claiming that home is a women’s place, and “not the domain of social activity,” thus reflecting further radicalization among religious Zionists.

Rabbi Zvi Tau, president of Har Hamor Yeshiva and a leader of the more extreme orthodox trend among the national-Zionist public, wrote the treatise for internal use. The leaflet promotes the opinion that too much education for women would “harm the quality of life of the nation.”

Austria-born Tau was for many years a student of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, and one of the heads of the Merkaz Harav, religious-Zionism’s most prestigious yeshiva. In 1997 he turned his back on the yeshiva and created the Har Hamor yeshiva, but is still considered one of the leading rabbis of the movement and a notable supporter of the concept of nationalism, which considers the state of Israel holy and opposes refusal to follow orders in the IDF.

Tau publicly supported former President Moshe Katzav, who was imprisoned for rape, and called on him, at the time, to refuse to resign.

Two months ago Tau wrote, for internal use, a treatise called “who created me as he willed,” a quote from the prayer said by women every morning dealing with the proper place of women according to the Torah. Tau’s position is radical, often more than orthodox concepts.

Tau writes that men and women have different roles. Indeed,it seems that the woman is discriminated against but it isn’t so, he writes. Women, according to Tau, have more emotional power, while men are more cerebral. This division is needed because of the world’s limitations, since it is unable to contain full realization of both emotion and mind. Women, due to nature’s needs, were not meant to occupy themselves with “the depths of science and morals,” but rather with carrying, giving birth to, feeding and raising children. Rabbi Tau claims that this is woman’s “natural vocation, and God created within her the necessary talents and an inner orientation for these issues,” which negate the possibility of “commiting oneself to the depths of science.”

Tau adds that the worldwide trend of allowing women equal education, and striving for equality, can only guarantee short-term profits. In the long run this trend “will harm the quality of life of the nation and society, since the true female character will not be realized and will be missed by the world. Society and the nation should rather be built on perfecting the special attributes imprinted in women.”

Tau continues to explain that children born to couples including women who devote themselves to their career will be “weak and flaccid.”

So what can women do? Rabbi Tau answers: “Home is the natural habitat for women to express their special tendency … not the domain of social activity. At home, without the bustle … is where a woman can fully live her life.”

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RACISM AND IGNORANCE ARE WITHOUT NATIONAL BOUNDARIES

Racism and ignorance know no nationality
By Nima Shirazi
Iranian government officials often make bigoted, ignorant statements – but so do many in Israel and the US
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Ehud Barak reportedly described the Shia concept of taqiyya as giving leaders ‘permission to lie’ [GALLO/GETTY]
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In late June, when Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi spouted anti-Semitic¬†comments¬†at a Tehran forum marking International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, his offensive rhetoric was¬†rightfully ridiculed and condemned.¬†Rahimi declared his belief that the¬†Talmud, the central holy scripture of Judaism, “teaches [Jews] how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother”, and also to “destroy everyone who opposes the Jews”. Jews, according to Rahimi, “think God has created the world so that all other nations can serve them”.

Midway through his¬†speech, Rahimi decided to distinguish between Jews who “honestly follow the prophet Moses” and the Zionists who are “the main elements of the international drugs trade”.

“While the Zionists utilise the narcotics to devastate other societies,” Rahimi stated, “they safeguard their own society against such drugs” – noting incorrectly that “you cannot find a single addict among the Zionists. They do not exist”.

Commentary such as this should be called out for what it is: racist,¬†ignorant, and appalling. Yet, Rahimi’s tirade was also disingenuously elevated to the level of an Iranian government official statement, and used as “proof” that the Iranian government was not merely vehemently anti-Zionist, but venomously anti-Semitic.

So if the bigoted comments of government officials are evidence of a country’s inherent backwardness and barbarism, one must wonder what all those who were so offended by Rahimi’s comments about the holy scripture and belief system of the Jewish people have to say about the comments and actions on July 17 of Israeli Knesset Minister and Meir Kahane¬†devotee¬†Michael Ben Ari.

‘The King’s Torah’

After all Knesset members received a new edition of the New Testament, gifts from of a Christian Israeli publisher, Ben Ari (who is also¬†leading¬†thestaggeringly¬†racist¬†pogroms¬†against¬†Africans¬†living in¬†Israel) reacted bytearing the Bible to shreds¬†and throwing it in the trash, making sure to have the episode photographed. He then proudly sent the pictures to the Israeli newspaper¬†Ma’ariv¬†.

Ben Ari¬†was quoted as declaring: “This abominable book [the New Testament] brought about the murder of millions of Jews in the Inquisition and¬†autos-da-f√©.” He added: “This is a provocation by church missionaries and there is no doubt that this book and those who sent it belong in the garbage can of history.”

The¬†Jewish Daily Forward, in its report on the incident, appropriately¬†asked: “Does one dare imagine what the reaction would be from Jews if a non-Jewish Knesset member, or perhaps a politician in another country, publicly destroyed and disposed of a volume of Talmud?”

For all the condemnations of Rahimi’s statement regarding Jewish doctrine, it seems that no one has attempted to trace the comment back to its possible (and, I stress, possible) origin in the much publicised writings of Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, an Israeli settler who lives in the illegal West Bank colony of Yitzhar near Nablus, whose ultra-fundamentalist Od Yosef Hai Yeshiva has received a massive amount of¬†funding¬†from the Israeli government.

In November 2009, Shapira published¬†The King’s Torah, which –¬†according¬†to¬†Ha’aretz¬†– “describes how it is possible to kill non-Jews according to¬†halakha¬†(Jewish religious law)”.¬†Ma’ariv¬†reported¬†that “the book contains no fewer than 230 pages on the laws concerning the killing of non-Jews, a kind of guide for anyone who ponders the question of if and when it is permissible to take the life of a non-Jew” and¬†states¬†that, as non-Jews are “uncompassionate by nature”, attacks against them curb “evil inclination”.

Shapira’s book lists hundreds of sources from the Bible and religious law, as well as quotes from Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, one of the fathers of religious Zionism, and Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli, a dean of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, the stronghold of national-religious Zionism located in Jerusalem.

According to Shapira and his co-author Rabbi Yossi Elitzur: “In any situation in which a non-Jew’s presence endangers Jewish lives, the non-Jew may be killed even if he is a righteous Gentile and not at all guilty for the situation that has been created ‚Ķ When a non-Jew assists a murderer of Jews and causes the death of one, he may be killed, and in any case where a non-Jew’s presence causes danger to Jews, the non-Jew may be killed…”

Even innocent civilians and children are determined to be legitimate targets for murder. “One must consider killing even babies,” the book says, “because of the future danger that will be caused if they are allowed to grow up to be as wicked as their parents.”

Recently, an investigation into allegations of racism, bigotry and calls to violence found within¬†The King’s Torah¬†was officially¬†closed.

Islamophobia has also reached high levels within the US government.

Asleep to the danger

In October 2009,¬†US congressmen¬†Sue Myrick (Republican-North Carolina), Paul Broun (Republican-Georgia), John Shadegg (Republican-Arizona) and Trent Franks (Republican-Arizona) issued a call for a federal investigation into the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for placing interns in the Committees on the Judiciary, Intelligence and Homeland Security. The call was triggered by a book named¬†Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamise America, by Dave Gaubatz, an anti-Islamic activist who posed as an intern for CAIR in an attempt to prove that the group is trying to infiltrate Congress.

Myrick also wrote the¬†forward¬†to Gaubatz’s book, in which she¬†avers¬†that radical Muslim terror agents live among us and are “carrying out their subversive plan”. She continues: “America is asleep to the danger that confronts us. Since the 1960s there has been a concerted effort on the part of radical Islamists to infiltrate our major institutions.”

Myrick writes of “their secret plot to take over the United States from within”, establish “an impressive infrastructure of support”, and “to infiltrate all areas of our society” in order to replace the constitution with “Sharia law”. She urges government officials “to stop hiding behind political correctness and keep the American people informed” about “the threat to our sovereignty and our way of life”, concluding: “We Americans must wake up before it is too late!”

When asked about potential “domestic security threats” back in 2003, Myrick replied: “Look at who runs all the convenience stores across the country.”

In 2011 in Yorba Linda, California, an US-Muslim group held a fundraising event for relief work in the US, attended by local families and their young children. Outside, an appalling anti-Muslim protest raged. Among the speakers addressing the crowd were California Congressmen Ed Royce and Gary Miller and Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly.

Pauly described the Muslim charity event as “pure, unadulterated evil” and after boasting that her son¬†was serving in the Marine Corps, said: “As a matter of fact, I know quite a few Marines who would be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise.”

Royce told the rabid, hateful crowd: “I’m gonna say this too, a big part of the problem that we face today, is that our children have been taught in schools that every idea is right, that no one should criticise others’ positions no matter how odious, and what do they call that? They call that ‘multiculturalism’. And it has paralysed too many of our fellow citizens to make the critical judgment we need to make to prosper as a society.” One need only think about where Anders Breivik’s¬†views¬†on “multiculturalism” led him to see how¬†dangerous¬†this sort of talk actually is.

Miller, who said he was there to support the protest and hand out American flags, told those gathered: “I am proud of you, I’m proud of what you’re doing, I’m proud of this country and what we believe in, and let’s not let people who disagree with us destroy it.”

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Inside Story Americas ‚Äď The US military‚Äôs ‚Äėanti-Islam classes‚Äô

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The country Miller is so proud of is the one in which Peter King holds congressional¬†hearings¬†encouraging racial profiling, inciting Islamophobia, and promoting vicious stereotypes of an already targeted, terrorised, and tormented minority community. It’s the nation that¬†reacts¬†to theperceived¬†threat of Muslim-American terrorism “by casting a wide net of suspicion over entire communities based solely on their religious beliefs, race, or national origin” and¬†conductssecret, illegal¬†surveillance¬†of those communities.

It’s where the “future leaders” of the most powerful and aggressive military on the planet have been¬†taught¬†“that a ‘total war’ against the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists” and that “using the lessons of ‘Hiroshima’ to wipe out whole cities at once” and “targeting the ‘civilian population wherever necessary'” may be required. It’s a country whose secretary of defence hand-delivered to the former¬†president a daily report of¬†critical, classified military intelligencewith cover sheets¬†featuring¬†Biblical quotes to emphasise the Crusades-like effort of US soldiers in the Middle East.

Iranian Vice-President Rahimi’s comments about the Talmud are unacceptable. So are Ben Ari and Shapira’s interpretations of both the Torah and New Testament. The same goes for Binyamin Netanyahu’s incessant repetition that the Iranian government is inherently “irrational” due to its faith, and Ehud Barak’s misunderstanding of the Shia concept of¬†taqiyya, which he erroneously described to¬†CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour in an April¬†interview¬†as “a kind of permission, from heaven, to the leader to lie [and] mislead partners as long as it’s needed in order to reach the objective, the political objectives of the movement, the group or the tribe or the clan or the nation”.

So next time the media overreacts to something blurted out by some Iranian official, let’s make sure to remember that Iranians certainly have no monopoly on ignorance. There’s plenty to go around.

Written at the request of AlJazeera …… Our Blogging Community has officially gone Global.

BURN A KORAN FOR JESUS // TRASH A BIBLE FOR ZION

 What would the thousands of Christian Zionists attending CUFI say if they saw an Israeli Knesset member destroying the Bible and dumping it in the trash?
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Israeli lawmaker tears up “abominable” New Testament, throws it in trash

Submitted by Ali Abunimah 

Israeli Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari tears up the bible before dumping it in the trash.

A member of the Israeli parliament has torn up a copy of the New Testament and thrown it in the trash.

An edition of the Bible had been distributed to all members of the Knesset by Victor Kalish, the head of a Christian publishing society.

According to Israel‚Äôs NRG news website, Kalish sent the book along with a letter explaining that it was a new edition with thousands of references, ‚Äúthat sheds light on the [Old Testament] Scriptures and helps to understand them and also shows the close connection between the Scriptures and the New Testament and how many of their prophecies are fulfilled in the New Testament.‚ÄĚ

New Testament belongs in ‚Äúgarbage can of history‚ÄĚ

Ben-Ari, however termed the book a ‚Äúprovocation,‚ÄĚ tore it up and threw it in the trash, an act that was apparently caught on camera.

‚ÄúThis abominable book [the New Testament] brought about the murder of millions of Jews in the Inquisition and autos da f√©,‚ÄĚ Ben-Ari was quoted as saying, ‚ÄúThis is a provocation by church missionaries and there is no doubt that this¬†book and those who sent it belong in the garbage can of history.‚ÄĚ

Ben-Ari is also¬†notorious for his role in inciting hatred against Africans, declaring at a rally against African migrants in Tel Aviv last year that, ‚ÄúWe have come to expunge the darkness.‚ÄĚ

Tzipi Hovotely, a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‚Äôs governing party, sent a request to the speaker of the Knesset urging him to ban the distribution of ‚Äúmissionary‚ÄĚ materials, NRG reported.

Destruction of bible comes as Christian Zionists meet in Washington

Ben-Ari‚Äôs destruction of, and insults toward the Bible, come as¬†Christians United for Israel(CUFI) ‚Äď what claims to be the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States ‚Äď meets for its annual conference in Washington.

Alice Bach attended the conference and heard the opening speech by its founder Pastor John Hagee who claims, in order to justify his support for Israel, that¬†the bible is ‚Äúa Zionist text.‚ÄĚ

What would the thousands of Christian Zionists attending CUFI say if they saw an Israeli Knesset member destroying the Bible and dumping it in the trash?

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DREAM ON DERSHOWITZ!

We have become his worst nightmare ūüėČ
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Alan Dershowitz has a dream, one that is probably shared by many of his ilk, but one that is as much divorced from reality as he is himself.
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Alan Dershowitz believes that radicals can be defeated.
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In a day where we finally see the 99% rising up against the1% on an international scale, including with positions condemning Israel’s occupation and ethnic cleansing. We see the International BDS Movement growing by leaps and bounds… not to mention the growing number of demonstrations and walkouts that follow every spokesman for zionism on every US Campus (including himself). All of the above include scores of non zionist Jews as well…
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The reality is that there are many open-minded people, even in Europe and on university campuses. ….. Exactly why his thougts are nothing more than a dream.
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This is what the Dersh claims…
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Radicals can be defeated

 Alan Dershowitz shares his insights on best approach to use against anti-Israel extremists
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I was gratified to read the article by Kasim Hafeez, (see article HERE) a former anti-Semite who had become a Zionist. I was particularly gratified to learn that my book, The Case for Israel, played a role in his conversion from irrational hatred to support based on his own observations of the reality of Israel.

Hafeez’s article came at a time when I was becoming skeptical of my own ability, and that of others who try to make the civil liberties case for Israel, to influence public opinion. The hatred for Israel in parts of Europe and on many university campuses has become so irrational that no evidence, regardless of how indisputable and powerful it may be, seems to be able to change closed minds hardened by years of unremitting falsehoods. These falsehoods take on an aura of undeserved credibility, particularly when espoused by people who identify themselves as Jewish or Israeli (or even formerly Jewish or formally Israeli.)

But whenever I get discouraged, I recall an incident several years ago at the University of California at Irvine, which is a hotbed of anti-Israel hate speech. This is the very same campus where radical Islamic students tried to prevent Israel’s moderate ambassador, Professor Michael Oren, from speaking.

Use extremism against radicals 

About a year before that incident, I spoke to a full audience of students that included some of the same radicals that tried to shut Oren down. About 100 of them sat to my right. Another 100 or so students, wearing pro-Israel shirts and kipot, sat to my left. Several hundred additional students were in the middle – both literally and ideologically. I know that because I asked for a show of hands before I began my remarks.

I first asked for students to raise their hands if they generally support Israel. All the students to my left and several in the middle raised their hands. I then asked how many students supported the Palestinian side. All the students to my right and several in the middle raised their hands. I then posed the following question to the pro-Israel group: ‚ÄúHow many of you would support a Palestinian state living in peace and without terrorism next to Israel?‚ÄĚ Every single pro-Israel hand immediately went up. I then asked how many on the pro-Palestine side would accept a Jewish state within the 1967 borders, with no settlements on territory claimed by the Palestinians. There was some mumbling and brief conversation among the people to my right, but not a single hand was raised.

The debate was essentially over, as everyone in the middle now recognized that this was not a conflict between pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups, but rather, a conflict between those who would accept a two-state solution and those who would reject any Jewish state anywhere in the Middle East. The pro-Israel view had prevailed because I was able to use the extremism of the anti-Israel group to demonstrate the ugly truth about Israel’s enemies to the large group of students in the middle with open minds.

I have now used this heuristic repeatedly on college campuses, and with considerable success. The lesson, I believe, is not to try to persuade irrational anti-Israel extremists, but rather, to use their extremism – which often includes anti-American and anti-Western extremism – against them and in favor of a reasonable and centrist pro-Israel position.

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The power of truth 

The reality is that there are many open-minded people, even in Europe and on university campuses. Their voices are often drowned out by the much more vocal anti-Israel extremists. I saw this last year when I was invited to Norway by a Christian Zionist group. The group offered me, as a speaker, to the law faculties of Norway’s three major universities. All three universities refused to invite me to speak, even though my appearance would cost them nothing. One of them said I would be invited, but only if I did not speak about Israel.

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When students at the universities heard of the faculties’ refusal to invite me, the students themselves asked me to appear. I spoke to packed houses at all three universities, and was told afterwards that I had changed the minds of many students who had never before heard the centrist kind of liberal case for Israel.

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I will not give up despite, perhaps because of, the increasingly vocal hatred directed against Israel. It is imperative to continue toappeal to the open minds of rational people who want to hear all sides of this complex and nuanced issue. In the end, I have confidence that the power of truth will overcome the lies of anti-Israel extremists. If we believe in the marketplace of ideas, we must persist in our efforts. The conversion of Kasim Hafeez from an irrational anti-Semite to a thoughtful Zionist should encourage us to keep telling the truth.
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Source of above dribble

FEMALE WORKERS DECLARED ‘NOT KOSHER’ ON THURSDAY NIGHTS

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The above toon is a reminder of the last campaign against women by certain sections of the ultra orthodox community in Israel. Now,less than a week after International Women’s Day, anti-womanhood has taken on a new dimension in Jerusalem. Women will have their working hours cut back at certain eateries to satisfy the whims of the same section of that community.
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Un’f’n’believable but true … read about it in THIS HaAretz report;
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Jerusalem eatery cuts back on female help to meet kashrut restraints

Haredi-owned restaurant to stop employing waitresses on nights when yeshiva boys patronize it; owner blames jealous competitors for kashrut supervisors’ strictness.

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A Haredi-owned Jerusalem restaurant will be restricting the working hours of waitresses in order to receive the strict mehadrin kashrut certificate.

The veteran eatery, Heimische Essen, in Rehavia, will cease employing waitresses on Thursday nights, a favorite time for yeshiva boys to patronize the eatery.

Waitresses at the restaurant, which serves Eastern European specialties to a variety of people, are modestly dressed, although some of them are not Orthodox.

According to the owner, Haim Safrin, zealots, “who are jealous of the place’s success,” pressured the kashrut supervisors of the strict Agudat Israel high religious court, known as the Badatz, to stop waitresses from working on Thursday nights.

The Badatz is a private body which grants kashrut certificates and supervision over and above that provided by the Chief Rabbinate. The demand for waitress-free Thursday nights is unusual, but it is not unusual for bodies granting kashrut certificates, including the state-run Chief Rabbinate, to withdraw or threaten to withdraw a certificate for reasons that have nothing directly to do with food, such as the religious or spiritual affiliation of the owners or event halls that hold weddings for gay couples.

Be Free Israel, a group that advocates religious freedom and pluralism, called for a boycott of the restaurant, and says it plans to demonstrate in front of it tomorrow night.

Safrin, who says he has many non-religious and non-Jewish patrons, says the Badatz’s instruction is not the end of the matter and he wants to find a compromise. “At most, we can move shifts,” he said.

Safrin says the people who complained are mainly Hassidic young men who want to be served by a man. Safrin said that the Badatz’s initial demand was harsher, “but I explained to them that more than 60 percent of my patrons are women, and everyone had to be served. My area is also modern Haredi, not extreme.”

Safrin said the Badatz responded that he was right, but wanted to “give it a few weeks to check it out.” He said that although he had received the instruction three weeks ago, waitresses continued to work on Thursday nights.

He said the boycott Be Free Israel has declared is not based on the facts. “My right as the restaurant’s owner is to do anything I want.”

He also said he had insisted on continuing to employ waitresses, and on the continued employment of the eatery’s only Arab waiter. “Sometimes Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir come in,” Safrin said, referring to two extreme-right wing figures. “They say ‘get rid of the Arab, why do you emply Arabs.’ I told them I wouldn’t get rid of the Arab and that’s what will be with the waitresses.”

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  • Yair Ettinger

EIGHT MESSAGES TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY FROM ISRAEL

Timely messages for the Easter Season ūüėČ
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It is becoming a common occurrence in Israel to hear about Jews burning churches, spitting on Christian clerics, burning Christian Bibles and intimidating and harassing other Jews who believe in Jesus. Unfortunately this is almost unheard of from the Western media. If it was not for the internet this would be unknown to millions of people around the world.
Here I am presenting one example of the rampant discrimination and xenophobia against Christians that exists in the “Jewish state”. Please feel free to copy and post this video in other sites.
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The following is what the¬†Israeli Ambassador to the US said just a week ago…. (is he dreaming?)
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Israel is only Mideast state safe for Christians, envoy to U.S. says

In Wall Street Journal op-ed, Michael Oren compares what he calls the current repression of Christians in the Muslim world to the expulsion of Jews from Arab states.

Israel is the only country in the Middle East that is safe for Christians, Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael Oren wrote in an¬†op-ed column¬†for the Wall Street Journal on Friday, comparing what he said was the suppression of Christian communities in Arab states to the twentieth-century expulsion of Jews from these nations.

In his article, Oren cited the continuing violence against Egypt’s Coptic Christians, the burning of Iraqi churches, a Saudi ban on Christian worship and the desecration of the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank as instances indicating a threat to Christianity in the Muslim world, adding that conversion “to Christianity is a capital offense in Iran, where last month Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was sentenced to death.”

The Israeli official went on to compare what he called a sweeping action against Christian communities in the Arab world to the expulsion of 800,000 “from Arab countries, mostly following the Six-Day War.”

Ultimately, Oren concludes, the only place in the Middle East where Christians aren’t endangered, but are actually flourishing, is in Israel.

“Since Israel’s founding in 1948, its Christian communities (including Russian and Greek Orthodox, Catholics, Armenians and Protestants) have expanded more than 1,000%,” he added.

Oren concluded the article, in which he cites the exodus of Palestinian Christians from the West Bank and Gaza over increased pressure by Islamist groups such as Hamas, by syaing that the “extinction of the Middle East’s Christian communities is an injustice of historic magnitude.”

“Yet Israel provides an example of how this trend can not only be prevented but reversed. With the respect and appreciation that they receive in the Jewish state, the Christians of Muslim countries could not only survive but thrive,” Oren wrote.


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And let’s not forget these attitudes…

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Perhaps this Oren guy should take a daytrip to the illegal settlements  (including Jerusalem) to see the reality he seems ignorant of.

THEY CALL MY MOM PARIAH

And they call the wind Maria…
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Yesterday, statements made by¬†a prominent spokesman for the ultra orthodox community in Israel, were the subject of the following article which appeared on Ynet’s Site;

‘Anti-Semitic media incites against Haredim’

MK Yisrael Eichler accuses media of using Nazi tactics to turn public against ultra-Orthodox sector

The full report can be read HERE*

Eichler failed to mention the recent incidents involving women which were reported in the media, but some are recalled in this post…

That was yesterday…..

Today the following reports appeared;
HMO holds men-only blood drive
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An ad published this week by Maccabi Health Services called on members of all health maintenance organizations in the city of Ashdod to take part in a blood donation initiative ‚Äď but only if they are men.
Full report HERE
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Beitar Illit store offers men-only counter

Rami Levy supermarket introduces separate cash counters for men, women in haredi city. ‘I’m surprised they still haven’t opened separate stores for each sex,’ local resident says

Full report HERE*

Not mentioned in the complaint were reported incidents ordering women to sit at the back of the bus, spitting on women not dressed ‘modestly, refusing to walk on the same side of the street with women, but you know about those incidents from previous posts…. how convenient it was to leave them out, perhaps there is shame involved?

Yes, perhaps nazi tactics were used to turn the public against Haredim, but also perhaps they deserve it!

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NO ONE TREATS MY MOTHER AS A PARIAH AND GETS AWAY WITH IT!


20 POINTS THAT PROVE PALESTINE IS VERY REAL

This despite the venomous attacks by newts and other such creatures …
There are many books and references available to document each point.
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20 punti/points
Prepared by Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
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1- Palestine is the Western part of the Fertile Crescent: an area that includes Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. In this Fertile Crescent the first human agriculture developed.  Here the first domestication of animals (e.g. goats, donkeys, camels) and plants (e.g. wheat, barley, chickpeas, lentils, olives) happened. 

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2- This is also where civilization began including development of the first alphabet (by Phoenician Canaanites) and the first laws.  It was where we first developed sciences like astronomy, engineering, and mathematics

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3- The original inhabitants of the Western part of the Fertile Crescent were called Canaanites and the original language was called Aramaic which Jesus spoke (he was born in the country called then Palestine and thus he was Palestinian)

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4- The old Aramaic language gave rise to derived languages including Syriac, Arabic, and Hebrew and this language group is called Semetic languages

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5- Arabic alphabet evolved in Southern Canaan (today’s Jordan and Palestine) while the Latin alphabet evolved in Northern Canaan (Phoenicia, present day Lebanon and Syria). The Alphabet used in Europe today came from our part of the world.

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6- The people of Southern Canaan including Palestine endured many invasions of armies with nearly 15 times that local people were ruled by kings or emperors (Persian, Roman, Umayyad, Abbasid, Israelite etc). 

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7- Local religious ideas evolved over the ages from Cananitic Pagan ideas to monotheistic ideas to Christianity (first century), Rabbinical Judaism (3rd century), Islam (7th Century).,

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8- Palestine was always multi-cultural, multi-religious society despite attempts to homogenize it in certain periods (e.g. the Crusaders killed and exiled Jews, Muslims, and Christians of other sects).

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9- Jews of today, like Christians and Muslims of today come from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  They are thus genetically (biologically) heterogeneous.

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10- Before the wave of European Jewish immigration, Palestinians were of various religions: about 85% Muslim, 10% Christian, 5% Jewish and others. For hundreds of years Palestinians of various religions lived in relative harmony.

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11- Zionism is a political idea that spread among a minority of European Jews who adapted to the European notions of ethnocentric nationalism and thus claims Jews of today should gather in Palestine and create a Jewish state because of discrimination in Europe.  Socialist Jews and other Jews believed in fighting for equal rights.  Zionists thought that anti-Jewish feelings in Europe serves their interests and thus even collaborated with racists.  There was a transfer agreement between the third Reich and the Zionist movement. Zionists also lobbied Western governments not to take in European Jewish refugees so that they all go to Palestine.

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12- Zionism started in the mid 19th century with formation of the ‚ÄúJewish Colonization Association‚ÄĚ and became an international movement in 1897 at the first World Zionist Congress.¬†¬†To achieve its goals, its leaders advocated transferring the native non-Jewish Palestinians.

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13- The United States and other Western countries under influence of a Zionist lobby pushed for the creation of a ‚ÄúJewish state‚ÄĚ of Israel in Palestine despite the wishes of the native people.¬†

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14- Between 1947-1949, 530 Palestinian villages and towns were completely destroyed and their people made refugees.  This process of forcing Palestinians out of their land continued in other forms since the founding of Israel in May 1948.  Today 70% of the 11 million Palestinians in the world are refugees or displaced people.

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15- Current day Israel has a set of discriminatory laws that fit the descriptions given in the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. Every month, the Israeli Knesset takes on more such racist laws.

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16- In 1967, Israel occupied the West Bank (including the old city of Jerusalem) and Gaza strip.  Together these two areas are 22% of historic Palestine.  Israel began immediately to build Jewish colonial settlements in these Palestinian lands. Contrary to International law, there are now over 200 settlements on our lands housing over 0.5 million Jewish colonial settlers.

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17- Israel has built walls around the remaining Palestinian enclaves (ghettos, people warehouses, cantons, reservations) and isolated them from each other and from the rest of Palestine.  These walls separate Palestinians from their lands, from other Palestinians, from schools, from hospitals etc.  As an example, the Bethlehem district houses 180,000 natives, some 50,000 of us living there are refugees from 1948 period.  All of us are restricted now to develop and live on only 13% of the original Bethlehem district size. 87% of the district is now under control of Israeli settlements, military bases, closed military zones etc.  The Bethlehem people are isolated behind a wall and even Jerusalem (6 km away) is off-limits to us.

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18- Colonialism involves violence.  Over 80 massacres were committed against native Palestinians.  Over 60,000 Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli forces and settlers. This is ten times more than the number of Israeli civilians (most colonial settlers) killed by Palestinians.  Palestinians resisted colonialism over the past 130 years mostly by using non-violent popular resistance something not widely discussed in the Western countries because of attempts to vilify the victims. 

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19- Palestinians and other Arab countries in conflict with Zionism have been ‚Äúunreasonably reasonable‚ÄĚ as one diplomat described it.¬†¬†We accept all elements of International law` and all UN (United Nations) resolutions on the issue.¬†¬†Israel by contrast, violated over 60 UN Security Council resolutions and over 200 UN General Assembly Resolutions.¬†¬†Without the USA using its veto power to shield Israel from International law at the UN SC, the number would have been doubled.

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20- We Palestinians demand and are struggling for our right to return and to self-determination.  We call for a democratic pluralistic state for people of all religions in our historic homeland of Palestine.  We call for equality and justice.  People in Europe and around the world can support us by using education, by coming to visit us, and by Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS).  This is a collective human struggle similar to what happened in challenging apartheid in South Africa. 

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There are many books and references available to document each point.

THE BLACKENING OF JERUSALEM

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A best seller in the 70’s was a book entitled ¬†‘The Greening of America’. It was a bible of sorts for the flower children of the 60’s.
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The descriptions in the book regarding personal freedoms and egalitarianism is exactly what is not happening in Jerusalem today.
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These days we¬†are not seeing a greening of Jerusalem, but rather we are watching it turn black,¬†more-so¬†with each passing day. ¬†I am not speaking of any particular racial group ‘taking over’ but rather¬†of the ultra orthodox (Haredi) elements that have been making headline news and literally have been taking over the city in recent months. I am watching it happen in my own neighbourhood, which until recently was a bastion of tolerance.
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Israel was founded as a secular state much to the dissatisfaction of many ultra orthodox sects. This has finally manifested itself decades later with their total contempt for anything secular as well as anyone that practices the Faith in a more modern or moderate way.
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The attitudes and treatment of women is¬†reminiscent¬†¬†of the same attitudes that were seen in Poland 300 years ago…
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Even worse than that is when they attack a seven-year old child for ‘dressing immodestly’…
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This from people whose¬†dress and ‘minds’ are ¬†from an era in the past…
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In order for the present right-wing government to stay in power, it is forced to include Parties representing these views in an arena they call a coalition government. No move can be made without approval of these enlightened (sic) ministers.
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Their attitudes have been tolerated by the powers that be as they are the reinforcement of the racist agenda that the state was built on. Recent proclamations by leading rabbis throughout the country forbidding selling or renting property to non Jews (Arabs), having non Jews (Arabs) work for Jewish owned companies, etc.,etc. Attitudes and proclamations that at times get criticised by government authorities, but are never dealt with as a whole. It appears that many of these rabbis have a cult type following, yet nothing is done about it.
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Then, something might be done to control these unruly mobs of self-proclaimed terrorists. The monster was created, now it must be controlled. Perhaps then we can witness the greening of Jerusalem and the rest of Israel.

JERUSALEM: NEWS FROM THE FRONT OF THE BUS

Fifty six years later…. On December 1, 1955 in¬†Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver¬†James F. Blake‘s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. (From)¬†… It happened in Jerusalem today …
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Israeli woman refuses ultra-Orthodox dictate to move to back of bus

When the passenger refused to move to the designated back seats, even when police arrived, the bus continued on its way, despite her refusal.

A woman passenger on a public bus from Ashdod to Jerusalem Friday was told by an ultra-Orthodox male passenger to move to the back of the bus. The man held the door of the bus open and would not allow it to move for approximately 30 minutes.

When other passengers began to complain about the delay, the driver called the police. The policeman who arrived on the scene spoke with the man and then also asked the woman, Tanya Rosenblit, to move to the back of the bus. When she refused, the man who had been holding the door alighted and the bus continued on its way.

Rosenblit, who said she was dressed modestly, was traveling on Egged bus 451 to get to work in Jerusalem. She said a Haredi man, who boarded two stops after she did, refused to allow the driver to close the door after he saw Rosenblit. Rosenblit said the man called her a derogatory word for a non-Jewish woman, and told the driver it was his right to have her sit in the back and that he had paid to be able to do so.

At that point, Rosenblit said other passengers called on the driver to intervene because they were late. Some wanted to get off the bus and have their money refunded. At that point, Rosenblit said, the driver called the police.

The policeman who arrived on the scene took the man aside for “a pleasant conversation,” Rosenblit said, after which the policeman asked her if she would move to the back of the bus.

After Rosenblit refused, the man who had held the door got off and Rosenblit continued on her way. “The reason I am posting this story is not to declare that Orthodox Jews as pure evil … I want to point out that this is a social and educational problem,” Rosenblit wrote on her Facebook page.

Egged spokesman Ron Ratner condemned the incident, but said such incidents were increasing and that Egged’s directives clearly prohibit the driver from “permitting or creating any separation on the bus unless it is voluntary,” and instructing to call the police in such cases. Ratner advised Rosenblit to submit a complaint to Egged’s ombudsman so the incident could be scrutinized more closely.

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO NEWT

¬†Makes Garp look like a genius ūüėČ
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BTW…. Please note that according to Wikipedia, Many newts produce¬†toxins¬†in their skin secretions as a¬†defense mechanism¬†against¬†predators.¬†Taricha¬†newts of western North America are particularly toxic.
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And the quotes…
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“Is what I said factually true? Yes,”
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“Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth. These people are terrorists,it’s fundamentally time for somebody to have the guts to stand up and say, ‘Enough lying about the Middle East.”
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“Remember, there was no Palestine as a state – (it was) part of the Ottoman Empire. I think we have an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs and historically part of the Arab community and they had the chance to go many places.”
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The Florida Family Association believes that “All-American Muslim” is educationally harmful to America’s belief structure.

You will get a kick out of THIS video… I’m sure that Newt took it very seriously, he might even be a Board Member of the Florida Family Association.
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How others view his ridiculous statements …
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Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan sharply criticized Gingrich’s comments as cynical attempts to curry support with Jewish voters and unhelpful to the peace process.

“The vast majority of American Jews (including this one) and the Israeli Government itself are committed to a two-state solution in which Israelis and Palestinians live side-by-side as neighbors and in peace,” Levin said in a statement. “Gingrich offered no solutions ‚Ķ just a can of gasoline and a match.”

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Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, a top official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, said that Gingrich was seeking a “cheap way” to win Jewish and pro-Israel voters in next year’s election.

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Some Israeli politicians on the margins of the Israeli consensus welcomed Gingrich’s stance. Danny Danon, deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, and a minority voice among his hawkish Likud party, said Gingrich “understands very well the reality we live in in the Middle East” and said his statement on the Palestinians is shared by “most of the Jewish people, not just in Israel.”

Israeli historian Tom Segev, however, said the argument about the existence of the Palestinian people is a thing of the past.

“There is no intelligent person today who argues about the existence of the Palestinian people,” Segev said.

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The AP report that all of the above quotes are taken from can be read HERE.

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The controversial video that started this all can be seen below…

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Whenever an idiot opens his mouth, people start probing into their past….
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Here you can see what the Huffington Post came up with this week… If Palestine is an invented nation, was Yasser Arafat Newt’s imaginary friend?
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On Monday, a political operative who has been working on Palestine-Israel policy for the past 20 years sent The Huffington Post a picture of Gingrich, then the House minority whip, grasping the hand of longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat immediately following the September 1993 Oslo peace accords.


The embrace, the source said, came after Arafat met with 20 to 25 House leaders over coffee. Jotting notes down in a yellow pad, Gingrich used the meeting to pitch Arafat on how best to actually construct a Palestinian state. “He said, ‘Look, here is what I think you need — an economic plan ‚Äď and here is how it will work,'” the operative recalled. “It was a very positive contribution at the time and as they stood up, there were pictures.”

HEY NEWT ….. WATCH THESE BEFORE YOU MOUTH OFF AGAINST PALESTINE!

Are these the people you want to support?
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Now look at this one Newt!
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Palestine has FRIENDS …. more than you can imagine!
Rachel Corrie’s dream WILL come true Newt …. your’s WON’T!!
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Palestinians are NOT the invented people you claim they are…. YOUR IGNORANCE IS INVENTED!
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Newt Gingrich: Palestinians are an ‘invented’ people

U.S. Republican presidential candidate differs with official U.S. policy that respects the Palestinians as a people deserving of their own state based on negotiations with Israel.

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich thrust himself into controversy on Friday by declaring that the Palestinians are an “invented” people who want to destroy Israel.

The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives predictably sided with Israel in its decades-old dispute with the Palestinians but took it a step further in an interview with the Jewish Channel.

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The cable station posted online its interview with Gingrich, who has risen to the top of Republican polls with voting to start early next year to pick a nominee to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.

Gingrich differed with official U.S. policy that respects the Palestinians as a people deserving of their own state based on negotiations with Israel.

“Remember, there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire” until the early 20th century, Gingrich said.

“I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people who are in fact Arabs, and who were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places, and for a variety of political reasons we have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940s, and it’s tragic,” he said.

Gingrich along with other Republican candidates are seeking to attract Jewish support by vowing to bolster U.S. ties with Israel if elected.

Gingrich said the Hamas militant group, which controls the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinians’ governing body, the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank, represent “an enormous desire to destroy Israel.”

The U.S. government has sought to encourage the Palestinian Authority to negotiate with Israel but has labeled Hamas as a terrorist group.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has long forsworn violence against Israel as a means to secure an independent state, pinning his hopes first on negotiations and more recently on a unilateral bid for statehood via the United Nations.

Gingrich said he would be willing to consider granting clemency to Jonathan Jay Pollard, who has been serving a life prison term since 1987 for passing U.S. secrets to Israel. Successive U.S. presidents have refused Israeli entreaties to free him.

“If we can get to a point where I’m satisfied that there’s no national security threat, and if he’s in fact served within the range of people who’ve had a similar problem, then I’d be inclined to consider clemency,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich sharply criticized the Obama administration’s approach to Middle East diplomacy, saying it is “so out of touch with reality that it would be like taking your child to the zoo and explaining that a lion was a bunny rabbit.”¬†

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WOMEN IN ISRAEL JOIN THE RANKS WITH ARABS AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS

 
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Between the apartheid regime of Israel and the closed minds of the ultra orthodox Jewish community, segregation has taken on a new meaning this week.
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Not only will there be a total closure of the West Bank as in previous years, preventing Palestinians from entering Jerusalem and the rest of Israel during the festival of Succot, Jewish women will not be allowed to walk on certain streets in the not-so-holy-city.
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The ultra-Orthodox community in Mea She’arim is planning to impose gender segregation in the Jerusalem neighborhood’s streets on Sukkot, despite a High Court order forbidding it. Women’s rights and other watchdog groups intend to fight against the segregation, which excludes women from certain streets in the neighborhood during the intermediate days of Sukkot.
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Read the report HERE¬†… Mea She’arim to ban women from certain Jerusalem streets during Sukkot
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On the Hebrew calendar the year is now 5772, on the everyday calendar we use the year is 2011 ….. Perhaps in 2011 on the Hebrew calendar the above was the norm, it certainly isn’t today, neither is it acceptable.
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This archaic way of thinking is not limited to Israel, it has spread to other parts of the globe as can be seen in THIS report…

Yiddish sign urges ‘precious Jewish daughters’ of Brooklyn to make way for men

SARAH SILVERMAN LIVE ~~ A FINE LINE BETWEEN COMEDY AND RACISM

America’s ‘comedy queen’ recently visited Israel. Below is a clip from a ‘comedy show’ she¬†took part in on¬†a local cable channel. Perhaps it’s good she refused to heed the call to Boycott Israel, how else would we find out how stupid she really is … the show she appeared on is as stupid as she is needless to say.
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Interview with Sarah Silverman

ISRAELI RIGHT PREPARES FOR ARMAGEDDON

SPREADING A RED CARPET AT THE MESSIAH’S FEET

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This is the day, according to their faith, we shall happily perish in; most of the Jews will die in Armageddon – the final battle of between good and evil – against them, just so that Jesus, their savior, may finally rise from the dead. And the handful of us who survive will carry out the thousand-year vision by accepting the rule of another God. This is the vision that rabbis, settlers and other sorts of nationalist zealots are cooperating with and spreading a red carpet at the messiah’s feet.
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Enjoy the following, written by Joe Hill¬† in another era but about the same sort of nutters….
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Glenn Beck, don’t come back

Rabbis, settlers and others are cooperating with the former Fox TV personality’s belief that most Jews will die in Armageddon so that Jesus can rise from the dead.

By Yossi Sarid
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With backing like Beck’s you can’t go far, but you can go too far. Barring last-minute delays, you can go with him all the way to perdition, via Armageddon. The chafing Zionist-Christians and evangelists no longer have patience to wait for doomsday.

This is the day, according to their faith, we shall happily perish in; most of the Jews will die in Armageddon – the final battle of between good and evil – against them, just so that Jesus, their savior, may finally rise from the dead. And the handful of us who survive will carry out the thousand-year vision by accepting the rule of another God. This is the vision that rabbis, settlers and other sorts of nationalist zealots are cooperating with and spreading a red carpet at the messiah’s feet.

Glenn’s wandering circus came to town – to Jerusalem – on Wednesday, after a performance tour. The former D.J. took over Caesarea as well, to the envy of local stand-up artists. But Wednesday night’s rally was the peak, when the charlatan-entertainer-mediaman’s band saluted his and new-star Danny Danon’s Israel. Even the chief rabbis – considerable nationalists in their own right – said a preventive prayer for fear his missionary messages would be too blatant. Glenn promised to soften them.

It was meant to be the mother of all rallies, yet it was clouded by a light shadow of orphanhood. The Republican candidates for the U.S. presidency all played hookey at the last minute.

Tea Party Congress members stayed home to have a cuppa and make fools of themselves. The well-known movie actors disappeared, leaving only Jon Voight, who would no longer be remembered had he not been Angelina’s dad. The American Jewish community was prominent in its absence. All it needs is to be associated with Beck.

Even in normal America – there is still such a nature reserve – the born-again Mormon is seen as a problematic figure who taints anything he touches. Even the rightist-conservative Fox News channel fired him two months ago for making obscene statements. He called Obama a “racist” who has a problem with whites and made Holocaust slurs, diminishing its memory and meaning. A poisoned bird is whispering that this second Joe McCarthy only came to Jerusalem to rehabilitate his collapsing status in Washington.

“Haaretz” correspondent Natasha Mozgovaya gathered selected tidbits from Beck’s doctrine. But Bibi, who welcomed him like royalty, has not yet understood that a man is known by his friends as well, and support from Beck is a sign of loneliness and weakness.

The notorious commentator accused the victims of September 11, 2001 of “whining.” He compared Reform rabbis to radical Islamists, saying they are “less about religion than about politics.” The Norway-camp teenagers, 68 of whom were murdered, remind him of Hitler Youth. He also had something to say about the tent protest in Israel. He finds its slogans similar to communist propaganda.

It’s not only Beck and his utterances. His partners are also an indication of what he is. First and foremost Pastor John Hagee, who was the keynote speaker on Tuesday in the Caesarea amphitheater and was applauded like the evangelist preachers in their trance churches.

Beck, Hagee and their swarm are anti-Semites, who are not even aware of their anti-Semitism and the extent of its ugliness. Or maybe they are. In recent years this anti-Semitism has not been directed mainly against Jews, for they have found the Arab substitute for it. Now they are using the Arabs to scare Israel and the Muslims to scare the world. And the white, Aryan lion will devour them and their undercover envoys such as Barack Hussein.

The visit ended yesterday, the circus is folding its tent and moving elsewhere. Let’s pray it will not return soon. Mr. Beck, don’t come back. We’re not short of dangerous wackos here.

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ZIONISM THRIVES ON GAZA’S SUFFERING….NEW ANTI ACTIVIST VIDEO

Remember THIS video?
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It didn’t take long for a new parody to appear, once again STEALING copyrighted music. Even if YouTube removes it for that reason, it will still be online as is the one above which was removed.
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Here is the latest…
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THE LEFT IS DISPLAYING ITS ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ INTOLERANCE FOR ISRAEL

At least, that’s the position taken by Psycho Gal at the Jerusalem Post….
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When I posted¬†THIS a few days ago I was sort of hoping that perhaps the JP had a change of policy… Wishful thinking isn’t always rational thinking ūüėČ
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The following is a more accurate¬†display of their psychotic viewpoint…
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Unmasking the ‚Äėinternational community‚Äô

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THE EXTRAORDINARY intolerance of the Left for Israel is on full display among the participants in the so-called ‚Äúflotilla.‚ÄĚ The purpose of the flotilla is to break international law by providing aid and comfort to Hamas-controlled Gaza and to weaken with the intention of ending Israel‚Äôs lawful maritime blockade of Gaza‚Äôs Hamas-controlled coastline.
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As Ehud Rosen exposed Thursday in a report for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, this year’s flotilla is organized by Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood with the active participation of leftist anti-Israel groups.

In their public statements, participants in the Hamas flotilla profess bottomless tolerance for Hamas and its genocidal agenda. And they profess no tolerance whatsoever for Israel or its right to exist.

In their behavior, participants in the flotilla from the Obama-aligned Code Pink group and sister organizations ape the behavior of UN Secretary- General Ban in celebrating Iran’s provocative conference on terrorism, and overseeing North Korea’s ascension to the head of the UN’s Conference on Disarmament’ and Qatar’s and Iran’s leadership of the General Assembly.

While emptily mouthing slogans of tolerance, all these adherents to the rule of the ‚Äúinternational community‚ÄĚ embrace the agenda of the most violent, intolerant, totalitarian forces in the world. Not only do they embrace them, they serve them.

It doesn’t take much to tear off their flimsy mask of sweetness and light. Pity so few can be bothered to do it.

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Her full dribble of the week can be read Here if you have nothing better to do…

THE ZIONISTS THINK PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD IS A BIG JOKE

Well, it’s NOT! We are damn serious about it and have been waiting way too long for it to become a reality.
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But, daily we see more and more countries supporting the creation of a Free Palestinian State.
The growing support can be seen on this map…. (click on image to enlarge)
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ARAB UPRISINGS NOT A FACEBOOK REVOLUTION

Is this Dork saying there would have not been an ‘Arab Spring’ without the Internet?
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Some call the uprisings in the Arab world “the Facebook revolution.” Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s biggest social network site, doesn’t seem to agree. Playing down his site’s role in revolutions from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya, Zuckerberg said Wednesday at the e-G8 Internet forum in Paris, “It’s not a Facebook thing, it’s an Internet thing.”
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Arab uprising an Internet thing, not a Facebook thing, says Zuckerberg

The social networking site founder says the Internet at large, not Facebook, made the Arab Spring possible: ‘If it weren’t Facebook, it would be something else.’

Some call the uprisings in the Arab world “the Facebook revolution.” Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s biggest social network site, doesn’t seem to agree. Playing down his site’s role in revolutions from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya, Zuckerberg said Wednesday at the e-G8 Internet forum in Paris, “It’s not a Facebook thing, it’s an Internet thing.”

“I think Facebook was neither necessary nor sufficient for any of those things to happen,” he said, answering a reporter’s question about its role in the “Arab Spring.” “If it weren’t Facebook, it would be something else.” That said, millions of users in the Middle East have used Facebook and Twitter to organize protests in recent months.

Zuckerberg also said that Facebook does not plan to open up to children under the age of 13 in the short term, despite some reports indicating otherwise. Facebook, which has more than half a billion active users, operates policies around the world not to register children under a certain age. The age varies by country but is typically around 13.

Comments he made last week at an education conference, when he said regulations made it difficult for children to sign up for Facebook, had been taken out of context, he explained. He said the complexity of protecting children online meant the question was not a priority for the company.

Zuckerberg began the interview by batting away a question about Facebook’s plans to go public: “Not yet.” The company is expected tofloat next year.

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GULLIBLE’S TRAVELS ~~~ FIRST STOP – USA

Last night we saw that the Americans will buy anything, or at least their applauding legislators will.
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Netanyahu’s speech to Congress shows America will buy anything

The man who explicitly said he would do his level best to destroy the Oslo Accords suddenly says he’s in favor of peace with the Palestinians.

By Gideon Levy

It was an address with no destination, filled with lies on top of lies and illusions heaped on illusions. Only rarely is a foreign head of state invited to speak before Congress. It’s unlikely that any other has attempted to sell them such a pile of propaganda and prevarication, such hypocrisy and sanctimony as Benjamin Netanyahu did yesterday.

The fact that the Congress rose to its feet multiple times to applaud him says more about the ignorance of its members than the quality of their guest’s speech. An Israeli presence on the Jordan River – cheering. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel – applause. Did American’s elected representatives know that they were cheering for the death of possibility? If America loved it, we’re in big trouble.

The fact that the only truth spoken in the Capitol was that of a former Israeli shouting “equal rights for Palestinians” is a badge of honor for us and a mark of shame for America. Netanyahu’s “speech of his life” was the speech of the death of peace.

It was a 1970s show. Maybe back then people still bought the piles of pretty, wise words shoveled by a peace-loving Israeli prime minister. How can an Israeli prime minister dare to say his country “fully supports the desire of Arab peoples in our region to live freely” without spitting out the entire bitter truth – as long as they aren’t Palestinian. Suddenly Netanyahu marvels at the Arab Spring, but where was he when it began? He was on his standard scare campaign, warning of the dangers of an extremist Islamic regime and rushing to build a fence along our border with Egypt. And yesterday, suddenly, it’s “the promise of a new dawn.” Apparently there is no end to hypocrisy.

And how could he rain praise on Israeli democracy when his government has done more than its predecessors to deal the mortal blow to that democracy, to pass completely anti-democratic laws? How can he boast of the status of Israel’s Arab citizens, while his right-wing, nationalistic coalition is passing racist laws against them? Saying that Israel’s Arabs have more freedom in Israel than in any Arab state is like saying that blacks in American have more rights than those in Africa. So what? Does that mean that African-Americans had equal rights for generations, that they didn’t have to fight for their rights?

And how dare he speak about freedom of worship in Jerusalem at a time when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been denied that freedom for years. Freedom of worship in Jerusalem is for Palestinians aged 35 and up, sometimes 45 and up; sometimes even 65 isn’t old enough. And for the 2 million people of the Gaza Strip, there is no such freedom at all.

How can Netanyahu praise the peace with Egypt, when it’s easy to guess he would have voted against it? The man who explicitly said he would do his level best to destroy the Oslo Accords suddenly says he’s in favor of peace with the Palestinians.

Last night we saw that the Americans will buy anything, or at least their applauding legislators will.

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