Willie Clitman, the Divider

Russian immigrants to Israel have emerged as a central obstacle to achieving a Middle East peace deal, according to former President Bill Clinton.

“An increasing number of the young people in the IDF are the children of Russians and settlers, the hardest-core people against a division of the land. This presents a staggering problem,” Clinton said. “It’s a different Israel. 16 percent of Israelis speak Russian.”

Global Willie: “I tried and I failed…”

To illustrate his view on the Russian immigrant community, Clinton related a conversation he had with Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident turned Israeli parliamentarian, who he said was the only Israeli minister to reject the comprehensive peace agreement Clinton proposed at the Camp David Summit in 2000. The proposal was eventually rejected by Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

“I said, ‘Natan, what is the deal [about not supporting the peace deal],'” Clinton recalled. “He said, ‘I can’t vote for this, I’m Russian… I come from one of the biggest countries in the world to one of the smallest. You want me to cut it in half. No, thank you.'”

Clinton responded, “Don’t give me this, you came here from a jail cell. It’s a lot bigger than your jail cell.”

A jail cell. That’s where Willie Clitman belongs. (Foreign Policy)

“Humanitarian” Brits blew up post-WWII refugee ships heading for ‘Palestine’

The British government, which rushed to condemn Israel for the flotilla incident this past May, actually blew up ships that were to carry Holocaust refugees to pre-state ‘Palestine’ in 1947 and 1948.

A new book to be published next week entitled MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949, by the distinguished British historian Keith Jeffery, reveals the existence of Operation Embarrass, a plan to try to prevent Jews getting into Palestine in 1946-’48 using disinformation and propaganda but also explosive devices placed on ships. Nor is this some speculative spy story that can be denied by the authorities: Dr. Jeffrey’s book is actually, in their own words: “Published with the permission of The Secret Intelligence Service and the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.”

Carl in J’lem has more

ALGERIA: Alleged rape and slaying of girl during Saudi pilgrimage sparks outrage

New developments in the mysterious death and alleged rape of a 15-year-old Algerian-French girl in Saudi Arabia’s holiest city are unlikely to quell outrage among Algerians who are already suspicious of police handling of the case.

Arab News went on to quote an unnamed source quoting the girl’s stepfather as saying Khatib went up to the roof of the hotel unattended with a Yemeni worker, which was “her mistake and she got her punishment.” (LA Times)

“Devout Muslim and permanent legal resident from Lebanon”  arrested in Chicago bomb plot

Sami Samir HASSOUN, 22, of the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago was arrested by federal agents early Sunday morning on two felony counts, including one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and one count of attempted use of an explosive device. HASSOUN, according to a law enforcement source close to this author, is a “devout Muslim and permanent legal resident from Lebanon.” He appeared on the radar screen of federal authorities in early June, when he solicited assistance and advice from associates to “wage jihad on the streets of America.”  (Canada Free Press)

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