Israel Related: Peace in Our Time & All That Jazz

Jews should avoid all travel to rapidly Islamizing Turkey:

Rapidly Islamizing Turkey detains Israelis at Istanbul airport

“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 for Ynet News, September 5

Pal Authority says it won’t be talked out of statehood bid

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 for being a state (and acting like one), and get the UN to make a land grab for them in defining the borders, or they have the excuse they can use for the next intifada, which will proceed with gratuitous invocations of the “Arab Spring,” of course.

They will almost certainly not get full statehood. The U.S. 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 the UN, and some attempts to finish the job through blackmail via increased violence, or the threat of it.

An update on this story. “‘We won’t give up UN bid’: Palestinians,” from Agence France-Presse, September 4:

“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.  Read the whole thing, here…

More trouble every day: 

American Far Left Loon Is Quietly Orchestrating Those Mass Israeli Protests

 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. continues:

 No Friendlies in Egypt

Egypt walls off Israeli embassy in Cairo, has to insist to protesters that it’s not to protect the Israelis

No, it’s to protect the Egyptians. You know, the Zionists might come after the fenugreek again. Or start peddling infertility-inducing hair care products.

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 the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Iranian revolution. “Egypt builds wall around Israeli embassy in Cairo,” from Reuters, September 5:

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  1. Israeli general sees higher likelihood of regional war, of “Arab Spring” turning to “radical Islamic winter”

    He also reports that the latest round of hostilities with Gaza turned up new, more advanced weapons in the hands of jihadists. “IDF general: Likelihood of regional war growing,” by Yoav Zitun for YNet News, September 5:

    Recent revolutions in the Arab world and the deteriorating ties with Turkey are raising the likelihood of a regional war in the Middle East, IDF Home Front Command Chief, Major General Eyal Eisenberg warned Monday.
    “It looks like the Arab Spring, but it can also be a radical Islamic winter,” he said in a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.
    “This leads us to the conclusion that through a long-term process, the likelihood of an all-out war is increasingly growing,” the IDF general said.
    “Iran has not abandoned its nuclear program. The opposite it true; it continues full steam ahead,” he said. “In Egypt, the army is collapsing under the burden of regular security operations, and this is reflected in the loss of control in the Sinai and the turning of the border with Israel into a terror border, with the possibility that Sinai will fall under the control of an Islamic entity.”
    “In Lebanon, Hezbollah is growing stronger within government arms, but it has not lost its desire to harm Israel, and the ties with Turkey aren’t at their best,” Major General Eisenberg added.
    Weapons of mass destruction?
    Referring to what he characterized as the possibility of a “radical Islamic winter,” Major-General Eisenberg said: “This raises the likelihood of an all-out, total war, with the possibility of weapons of mass destruction being used.”
    During his address, the senior IDF official revealed that new, more lethal arms surfaced in the hands of Gaza terror groups during the latest round of fighting in the area. As result of the disturbing development, Israeli civilians were instructed to adopt greater precautions, he said.
    “We discovered a new weapon, and as result of this we instructed the public to hide under two roofs, rather than only one,” he said….

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