Today’s Pali-Arab News:
A conspiracy theorist calledÂ Jane Burgermeister has a bunch of theories about how theÂ world’s bankers have concocted swine flu in order to get everyone under their control. Although she doesn’t say it explicitly, Arab media (starting in Algeria) is interpreting this as proof that Jews are behind the flu pandemic.
In the “well, this was inevitable” department, every birth defect in Gaza over the past nine months is being blamed on Israeli weaponry during Operation Cast Lead.
- Hamas TV Tells Children that Kill-ing Jews Means ‘Liberation’…
- Islam is Misunderstood!
- Goldstone: The perfect fool to target Israel
- Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: we must work towards the overthrow of the mad regime of Teheran.”
- Peace Process or War Process? Daniel Pipes
The Al Aqsa Heritage Foundation has put outÂ this week’s warnings about Jewish plans to “storm” the Temple Mount, saying that Israeli explosives experts visited the site on Thursday, that Jews are planning to “storm” the Mount on Sunday ahead of Yom Kippur, that 130 have “stormed” it this week, that Jews are having lectures about the Third Temple, and that Jews are praying for the destruction of the “Al-Aqsa” mosque. They claim that this is all on theÂ website of the Temple Mount Faithful movement, although it hasn’t been updated in months.
“There won’t be any Jews or Zionists, if Allah wills. They’ll be erased.”
Breeding genocidal zombies in Hamastan: all cultures are equal, right? Who are we to judge… will the Islamophobia never end?
Go Obama! Go and apologize to them!
“Hamas teaches kids to kill Jews,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik forPalestinian Media Watch, September 23 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The bear puppet host, Nassur, of a Hamas children’s TV program used different words for “slaughter” to describe how to rid Israel of Jews.
First the bear explains that all Jews must be “erased from our land.” Later in the conversation he adds, “We want to slaughter them, Saraa, so they will be expelled from our land.” He repeats, “…We’ll have to [do it] by slaughter.”
He first uses the Arabic expression for “slaughter,” “Nidbah-hom,” and later on uses the word “Shaht.”
The following is the transcript from the children’s program Tomorrow’s Pioneers:
Nassur: “There won’t be any Jews or Zionists, if Allah wills. They’ll be erased.”
Saraa: “Chased away.”
Nassur: “And just like we will visit the Qaaba [in Mecca]… everyone will visit Jerusalem.”
[Seven-year old Palestinian child on phone tells how his father, a member of the Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades, “died as a Shahid (Martyr).”]
Nassur to child on phone: “What do you want to do to the Jews who shot your father?”
Child on phone: “I want to kill them.”
Saraa: “We don’t want to do anything to them, just expel them from our land.”
Nassur: “We want to slaughter (Nidbah-hom) them, so they will be expelled from our land, right?”
Saraa: “Yes. That’s right. We will expel them from our land using all means.”
Nassur: “And if they don’t want [to go] peacefully, by words or talking, we’ll have to [do it] by slaughter.” (Shaht)
[Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV, Sept. 22, 2009
Sunday night is Yom Kippur. It is also the 36th anniversary of the attack on Israel that is now known as the Yom Kippur War. This video combines “u’Netaneh Tokef” – what might be described as the central prayer of Yom Kippur – with scenes of the Yom Kippur War.
Carl in J’lem
Shamelessness at the UN
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the assembled representatives of the UN member states in New York this week, “Have you no shame? No decency?”
The answer is no. For in inviting once again holocaust-denier and Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to address the General Assembly, the majority of member states confirmed how greatly anti-Semitism is now institutionalized at the UN.
Only a few representatives led by Canadian delegates walked out on Ahmadinejad’s speech and, thereby, “stood up for moral clarity” in Netanyahu’s words.
But finding moral clarity in the UN, as surely Netanyahu and his people know, would be as rare as stumbling upon a virgin in a brothel.
It is no secret that the UN culture is soaked in the world’s oldest and most persistent bigotry against one people, the Jews. This bigotry was given official expression — “Zionism is racism” — in the notorious General Assembly resolution 3379 of November 1975, and while the resolution was eventually revoked in 1991 the bigotry remains entrenched at the UN.
Behind the cover of supporting Arab-Palestinian rights in historic Palestine anti-Semites everywhere, given new lease after the Holocaust by anti-Jewish bigotry of the Arab-Muslim world, are joined together to cause irreparable injury to Israel. They have succeeded this far in bending the UN to become complicit in their evil purpose.
Any decent human being, including Muslims, should ask the simple question what is the basis of Arab claim to historic Palestine with Jerusalem as its political and spiritual centre? The answer is transparently simple.
Arab rights to historic Palestine rest on the force of arms and military conquest. But what is garnered by sword may also be taken away by sword.
If the claim is to be justified on the basis that Arabs and Muslims (Ottoman Turks) held on to historic Palestine for more than a millennium between 637 and 1918 — save for the period 1099-1187 when the Christian Crusaders took Jerusalem from Arab rulers — then for a period far exceeding that of Arab-Muslim rule this territory was inseparable from Jewish history.
The Arab-Muslim claim to Jerusalem and historic Palestine on religious grounds is an invention with no basis in Islam’s sacred text, the Qur’an. The only religious claim sanctioned by the Qur’an is for Mecca as Islam’s temporal centre, while Jerusalem indisputably was and remains exclusively the holy city for Jews.
Two years after Sir Arthur Balfour signed the declaration bearing his name promising to Jews Britain’s assistance in establishing their home in historic Palestine, he wrote: “The four great powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land.”
Balfour was right in 1919, and he would be right today if the West had not gone wobbly and its leaders not lost their sense of history, morality and obligation to Jews to whom they, and much of the world where decency may still matter, owe immensely for wrongs done to them.
A shameless UN, however, cannot advance justice or lay the grounds for peace in Palestine.
MUST READ: The only way to make peace is to win the war
This article by Daniel Pipes in the current edition of Middle East Forum simply nails it: There is awar going on and either the ‘Palestinians’ will win it or we will.
Of a multiplicity of errors, the ultimate mistake lay in Yitzhak Rabin’s misunderstanding of how war ends, as revealed by hisÂ catch-phrase, “One does not make peace with one’s friends. One makes peace with one’s enemy.” The Israeli prime minister expected war to be concluded through goodwill, conciliation, mediation, flexibility, restraint, generosity, and compromise, topped off with signatures on official documents. In this spirit, his government and those of his three successors â€” Shimon Peres, Binyamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak â€” initiated an array of concessions, hoping and expecting the Palestinians to reciprocate.
They did not. In fact, Israeli concessions inflamed Palestinian hostility. Palestinians interpreted Israeli efforts to “make peace” as signals of demoralization and weakness. “Painful concessions” reduced the Palestinian awe of Israel, made the Jewish state appear vulnerable, and incited irredentist dreams of annihilation. Each Oslo-negotiated gesture by Israel further exhilarated, radicalized, and mobilized the Palestinian body politic to war. The quiet hope of 1993 to eliminate Israel gained traction, becoming a deafening demand by 2000. Venomous speech and violent actions soared. Polls and votes in recent years suggest that a mereÂ 20 percent of Palestinians accept the existence of a Jewish state. More from Daniel Pipes
Jewish self-hatred runs amok with Gideon Levy: