Jews should avoid all travel to rapidly Islamizing Turkey:
“Obviously this was done intentionally in order to create an unpleasant feeling.” Now that the generals are out of the way, it is only a matter of time before Turkey throws off the last vestiges of Kemalist secularism and abandons all remaining pretense of friendliness toward Israel.
“Israelis held in Istanbul airport,” by Attila Somfalvi forÂ Ynet News, September 5
Nabil Shaath said: “The Palestinians are going to the UN Security Council to ask for recognition for the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders… and there is no turning back or other choice than than this one.”
They see a win-win situation. They can either twist the arm of the UN to let them bypass the usual criteria forÂ being a stateÂ (andÂ acting like one),Â andÂ get the UN to make a land grab for them in defining the borders, or they have the excuse they can use for the nextÂ intifada, which will proceed with gratuitous invocations of the “Arab Spring,” of course.
They will almost certainly not get full statehood. TheÂ U.S.Â is still promising to veto any such measure at the Security Council. Thus, the end result will probably be a yet-undetermined mixture of both scenarios: some degree of upgrade at theÂ UN,Â and some attempts to finish the job through blackmail via increased violence, or the threat of it.
“You are being offered peace with the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders.”
Maybe it’s the passive voice, maybe it’s the translation, but even that has a menacing ring to it. Â Read the whole thing, here…
More trouble every day:Â
Â These protests were purposefully spawned in an effort to create unrest, while making it look as though the people were so fed up with the political schema, that they took to the streets out of sheer angst. IsraelNationalNews.comÂ continues:
Â No Friendlies in Egypt
By the rhetoric included below, many appear upset that the wall diminishes their ability to assault or at least threaten the embassy with anything from harassment and vandalism to a re-enactment of the taking of hostages at theÂ U.S.Â embassy in Tehran during the Iranian revolution. “Egypt builds wall around Israeli embassy in Cairo,” fromÂ Reuters, September 5: