Israel is on its own in war against (Islamic) terrorism

The Jews Made Us Do It!

‘Activist’ priests & useful idiots intend to  bring ‘internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation’. The EAPPI has called on supporters to stage sit-ins at Israeli Embassies. These  people are calling for  divestment and  campaign for sanctions against Israel.

It is simply astounding that, with Christians being persecuted by Muslims across the Third World, not least in Gaza and the disputed territories, being converted at knifepoint, driven from their homes and even burned in their churches in Africa and elsewhere, the Church of England remains silent about all this but instead singles out Israel for condemnation – Israel, the one country in the Middle East where Christians are protected, thriving and increasing.

Rub your eyes indeed. But then, the obsessive hatred of Israel, on routine display in the Church of England as elsewhere, has nothing whatever to do with evidence or reason. It has everything to do with bigotry. And in the case of the church, as became all too plain at that Synod meeting, with overt anti-Jewish bigotry. For as the Times of Israel reported, some of the clerics blamed the fact they had voted for the EAPPI upon the ’Jewish lobby’.

‘“A few people said that all the lobbying from the Jewish side led us to vote the other way,” said the Rt. Revd. Nigel McCulloch, who is chair of the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), the UK’s oldest Jewish-Christian interfaith group. “There was over-lobbying by some members of the Jewish community. The CCJ actually warned against this, as we know how the Synod works and it’s not a good way to get things done.”’

So not only did the Synod effectively vote to punish the Jews for their own victimisation, but these unnamed clerics are now blaming the Jews for having made them do so!  (Melanie Philipps)

U.N. Watch:

Outrage: Sudan’s Al-Bashir, Indicted for Genocide, is Nominated for Seat on UN Human Rights Council

Last week, the U.S. failed to get the council to pass a condemnation of what it said was a Syrian candidacy for 2014.

Rights group UN Watch urges Ban Ki-moon and rights chief Pillay to speak out.

The NGO UN Watch also called on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the EU’s Catherine Ashton to denounce and fight against Sudan’s candidacy.

“Electing Sudan to the U.N. body mandated to promote and protect human rights worldwide is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch.

UN Watch already heads an international campaign of MPs and human rights groups opposing the candidacies of Venezuela and Pakistan.

Remember Animal Farm?  Orwell got pretty close, but I betcha he  couldn’t picture this mess….

Israel is on its own in war against terrorism

By Diana West, JWR

The Washington Free Beacon reported this week on the continuing omission of Israel from a U.S.-sponsored organization called the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). At a recent forum meeting in Spain, Maria Otero, U.S. undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights, delivered a speech titled “Victims of Terrorism,” but, in her roll call of victims, she didn’t mention Israel. The conference at which she spoke was described as a “high-level conference on the victims of terrorism,” but Israel wasn’t a participant.

It bears repeating because it is so fantastic: At an international conference devoted to victims of terrorism, the world’s leading victim or, better, leading target of terrorism — Israel — was nowhere in sight, or mind.

Welcome to the GCTF — U.S. counterterrorism’s new “normal.” This 30-member organization got its official start last September as a…

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NY Times goes apoplectic over legal validation of Jewish settlements


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently appointed an advisory commission of jurists to explore the legality of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

The panel, headed by former Supreme Court justice Edmund Levy, concluded that the West Bank — biblical Judea and Samaria — cannot be construed as “occupied” territory under international conventions, because the world never recognized Jordan’s illegal occupation before 1967, when Israel captured the area in the Six-Day War.

Ergo, there are no legal impediments to Jewish settlements, given also a long history of Jewish ties to this land. Consequently, “according to international law, Israelis have the legal right to settle in Judea and Samaria,” the jurists concluded