Monday, May 23, 2016


An anti-Israeli British historian rejected a Dan David Prize for easily guessable reasons:
British historian Catherine Hall of University College London has declined the Dan David Prize she was set to receive, citing "political reasons." Hall did not attend the award ceremony held Sunday at Tel Aviv University.

The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, an organization of U.K.-based academics "set up in response to the Palestinian call for academic boycott," quoted Hall as saying: "I have withdrawn from the prize -- this was an independent political choice, undertaken after many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine, but with differing views as to how best to act."

The group lauded Hall's "principles" for "renouncing her share of the $1 million prize, placing principle above financial gain."

Ariel David, whose father Dan David founded the Dan David Foundation, said that the $300,000 in prize money that would have been awarded to Hall will instead go toward funding scholarships for students at the university.
But if the alleged historian had taken the prize money, she probably would've given it to Israel's enemies. That's why I'd advise the foundation not to give her a monetary prize at all. Good they're now using the funding for better purposes.

Friday, May 20, 2016


A leading bank in France has wisely disassociated itself from the BDS movement (Hat tip: The Tower):
The massive French bank Credit Mutuel shut down the account of La Campagne BDS France amid escalating criticism over the illegal practices of supporting financial transactions that target Israel for boycotts.

In a dramatic setback for a large Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) group, BDS France removed a link on its donor webpage in May for Credit Mutuel and added a link to PayPal as a method of contribution.

Speaking from Tel Aviv on Wednesday, the Israeli journalist Jean Patrick Grumberg told The Jerusalem Post that according to his source “BDS France used illegal ways to open its account and Credit Mutuel closed it.”
It doesn't shock me if the BDS movements in France used illegal methods to run their accounts and funding. Nobody should donate their hard-earned money to the extremists through PayPal either.

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Lieberman may have learned a lesson after refusing to join the coalition about a year ago. At the same time, he may have convinced Netanyahu to support death penalties for terrorists:
Coalition negotiations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yisrael Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman were almost completed after Netanyahu agreed to the condition of setting the death penalty for those who commit terror activities.

Members from both parties exchanged a final draft of the agreement on Thursday agreeing on the death penalty, however both have not agreed on the specific conditions.

In a meeting that lasted less than an hour Wednesday afternoon, Liberman accepted Netanyahu’s offer of the defense and immigration and absorption portfolios and support for key Yisrael Beytenu-sponsored legislation.
I'd say Lieberman's doing the right thing to finally join up, after Moshe Yaalon otherwise proved disappointing. The position supporting the death penalty for violent and murderous terrorists is something that will have to be taken up as a deterrant sooner or later, because there's just so many repulsive jihadists out there who have to be sent a message. In the end, the question is whether Lieberman can stand strong on his position.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Almost all of London's East End is becoming a Muslim enclave now while indigenous English leave the neighborhood:
London’s Cockney culture is being driven out of one of its last remaining bastions, Newham in East London, which has seen its white population halved in the last 15 years. The area now has the lowest white population in London leading to pubs and working men’s clubs are closing down and a loss of Christian traditions.

The borough of Newham lies just five miles east of the City of London, banking capital of the world, but locals say it now looks less like a British city, more like Baghdad.

The area was once characterised by its white working class population, mostly cockneys who moved in during the 1800s as dockworkers during an era of unprecedented global trade. But now ethnic minorities make up 76 percent of the borough’s population, making it the most multicultural place in Britain.

“People who haven’t been for many years come out of Upton Park Station and say: ‘I can’t believe what’s happened here, it could be Baghdad,’” says Peter Bell manager of the East Ham Working Men’s Club.

His customers agree. “It’s hard to find somebody who speaks English in Newham,” one says. “We’ve always been a country where immigration plays a part, but not on the scale you find now.

“You go from Aldgate to Barking and there is very few English people left.”

Another says: “The biggest change I think is the pubs shutting, there are so many pubs closing down. Muslims don’t drink, so that’s another major change.”
They could easily have been forced to close by sharia enforcement gangs. And there's modern London for you today, where English culture, whatever you think of it, has been supplanted by Islamists, and even eastern Europeans who immigrated to the UK aren't enough to ensure otherwise. I've got a feeling someday, the UK soap opera on television called EastEnders is going to look very dated indeed, even if it is set in a fictional neighborhood.

Friday, May 13, 2016


For Independence Day, a poll was taken just shortly before that provides wonderful news:
A new polling of Israeli public opinion, published just days ahead of Israel’s Independence Day, shows that the vast majority of citizens understand that the Judea and Samaria region is not “occupied Palestinian land,” and that Israel has a right to assert its full sovereignty over the area.

The monthly Peace Index, published by Israel Democracy Institute’s Guttman Center for Surveys and the Tel Aviv University, said that poll shows an “unequivocal slant of the public’s positions” on the question of whether it is right or not right to define Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria as an “occupation,” with a large majority of the Israeli Jewish public, 71.5 percent, saying it is not “occupation.”
Now that's encouraging, and spells good news for the future.

Since we're on the subject, here's also a video of an air force performance special for Independence Day:

Also via United With Israel.


To note that Muslims there are celebrating doesn't even begin to describe all the problems that'll come about. Here's what Pamela Geller has to say, and one of the revelations, if correct, is definitely alarming and telling (via Israpundit):
At the same time, many Jews were prohibited from voting. Even the Chief Rabbi of London was turned away – leading to the Chief Executive of one London borough having to resign. Innumerable voters throughout the London Borough of Barnet – where much of the British Jewish community lives today – were prevented from voting by a suspicious and never-explained “error” at the area’s polling stations.

This is no surprise. Sadiq Khan has shared platforms with Muslim Jew-haters who want to “drown every Israeli Jew in the sea.” According to investigative journalist Soeren Kern: “In 2008, Khan gave a speech at the Global Peace and Unity Conference, an event organized by the Islam Channel, which has been censured repeatedly by British media regulators for extremism. Members of the audience were filmed flying the black flag of jihad while Khan was speaking.”
If Jewish voters could find their right to vote sabotaged, then you can be sure there's non-Jews living in London who experienced the same. Nevertheless, it's clear that quite a few non-Muslims of various backgrounds voted for Khan simultaneously, and have throughly forgotten what jihadism led to in 2005, when at least one public bus and a subway were bombed by terrorists. This is some of the worst defeatism to be found today in Britain.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Today was Israel's Memorial Day for soldiers fallen in wars, and also victims of terrorism. As noted:
The number of civilians who have been killed in “hostile acts” since the end of the War of Independence is 2,576, Haaretz reported, citing the National Insurance Institute. Some 31 civilians died as a result of terrorist attacks in the last year.
Remembering victims of jihadism is something that had to be done ever since the Oslo accords. Here's more on the Jewish Press about the ceremony at the Western Wall plaza.


The US government is showing weakness again in its pursuit of justice in the Benghazi case (Hat tip: The Weekly Standard):
The Justice Department will not seek the death penalty against Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, federal officials announced Tuesday.

The department revealed its decision, which pushes the case forward toward trial, in a brief court filing that offered no additional explanation.

In a separate statement, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said Attorney General Loretta Lynch made the decision after reviewing the case and consulting with federal prosecutors. She said the department is "committed to ensuring that the defendant is held accountable" for the 2012 attacks.
But life imprisonment isn't enough for filth like that terrorist. They're being very weak in their position here, because scum like those Islamofascists are too dangerous to let live. Yet another example of the Obama administration's appointees becoming major disappointments.

Monday, May 09, 2016


While it may have been a narrow lead, Sadiq Khan was sadly elected mayor of London, and the first Muslim in that position there:
At the Lahore Karahi restaurant in south London, customers and staff celebrated Friday as it became clear the capital was to have its first Muslim mayor, shouting out in Urdu, “Sadiq Khan Zinda Baad!” (Long Live Sadiq Khan!)

A favourite haunt of the Khan family, the restaurant in the south London district of Tooting — where the 45-year-old son of a Pakistani immigrant bus driver is the local MP — buzzed with excitement.

“We are happy now but he has to fulfil the promises he made,” said waiter Shehzad Azhar, 30. “The housing crisis and the transportation come first.”

“He will do good things,” added fellow employee Malik Ahmed, 32.

Khan’s victory came after a straight fight with his conservative opponent, ecologist Zac Goldsmith, son of the late tycoon financier James Goldsmith and a scion of one of Britain’s wealthiest families.
You can be quite sure he'll do bad things. VERY bad things. As I may have said before, it's clear more than just Muslims voted for Khan, and that's bad news. Now, he's bound to enable more sharia enclaves to build up in London, and certainly he's bound to exploit the city treasury for all sorts of shady activity. Another bad omen for Britain.

Sunday, May 08, 2016


The Times of Israel spoke about how veteran actor Dustin Hoffman, who hadn't grown up with an understanding of his Jewish background, finally came to rediscover it.


Something very good took place this week as Holocaust Memorial Day was in session:
Ben Packer, Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House, revealed to Arutz Sheva on Thursday that in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, his organization redeemed a Jewish house in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.

"There are different ways to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)," noted Packer.

"We helped take back a Jewish house in the 'Muslim Quarter' of the Old City that was stolen in the 1930's," he added, indicating how the Muslim Quarter in the northeast of the Old City was only given that designation relatively recently.
He's certainly right, that naming/description is very recent, and obviously intended to damage Jewish legitimacy in the Old City.

Helping restore the house for Jewish living is a very fine thing to do, and very helpful.

Friday, May 06, 2016


Michael Cutler wrote about how immigration visa fraud and other such felonies have enabled terrorists to enter the USA. This includes some of the family of the jihadist in San Bernardino:
Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.

The accused include Syed Raheel Farook. His brother and sister-in-law, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, died in a shootout with police after killing 14 people and wounding 22 others on Dec. 2.

Also arrested in the marriage-fraud case were Syed Raheel Farook’s wife, Tatiana, and her sister, Mariya Chernykh. Prosecutors say Mariya’s marriage to Enrique Marquez Jr., the only person charged in the shootings, was a sham designed to enable her to obtain legal status in the U.S. after overstaying a visitor visa in 2009.

Marquez confessed to the scheme when authorities questioned him about the shootings, and he acknowledged getting $200 a month to marry Chernykh, according to his criminal complaint.
How is the USA supposed to defend itself against infiltrators if this keeps going?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016


During this year's Holocaust Memorial gathering at Yad Vashem, the prime minister made a point about how Muslim anti-semitism today is basically a continuation of what Nazism was doing decades before (and long preceded it too):
“Slander comes before destruction. Today millions in the Muslim world read and hear threatening lies about the Jewish people. They say Jews are the descendants of monkeys and pigs, they say Jews drink the blood of their enemies,” Netanyahu said during the ceremony. Hitler and his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, he said, would not have been surprised by anti-Jewish comments on social media.

“This incitement comes from Islamic extremism and the Arab world. But in the last years it has been joined by incitement no less destructive from the Western world. British parliamentarians, Swedish officials and French thought leaders,” he said.

“If over the years, anti-Semites portrayed Jews as enemies of humanity, today they portray the Jewish state as the enemy of humanity. There is no end to these lies,” he added.
Now that's very spot on. And lest we forget, some of the aforementioned are also advocates of turning Europe into a modern caliphate. They cannot be overlooked, as their own ignorance led to much of the jihadism poisoning the continent today. They must all be called out.


The Jerusalem Post has a whole article about former Nazi hunder Efraim Zuroff, who's now 67 years old, and most recently wrote about Lithuania's complicity in the Holocaust.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016


The archbishop of Cologne in Germany has basically ignored the mass rapes that took place at their train station with his defense of Islam (Hat tip: Pamela Geller):
The Cardinal Archbishop of Cologne, Rainer Maria Woelki (pictured), has publicly criticized leaders of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party for their statements against Islam, insisting that “whoever says ‘yes’ to church towers must also say ‘yes’ to minarets.”

The Cardinal was reacting in particular to recent statements by AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch, who told the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper: “Islam is in itself a political ideology that is not compatible with the constitution.”

“We are in favor of a ban on minarets, on muezzins and a ban on full veils,” said von Storch, who is also a member of the European Parliament.

In his videotaped response, Cardinal Woelki suggested that all religions are equally well suited to German culture and law. “The religion of Islam is compatible with the German constitution just as Judaism or Christianity are,” he said.

“Anyone who denigrates Muslims as the AfD leadership does should realize that prayer rooms and mosques are equally protected by our constitution as our churches and chapels,” he said.
And any would-be Christian who belittles serious issues should not be surprised if it has the effect of turning people off from Christianity. The man has joined Angela Merkel in mishandling everything.

Sunday, May 01, 2016


Public opinion is clear once again:
A new poll published on Friday shows that a growing number of people in France and Germany are uncomfortable with Islam and its visibility in their respective countries.

The study, which was conducted by the polling centre Ifop for French daily Le Figaro, found that 47 percent of French people and 43 percent of Germans felt that the Muslim community poses a “threat” to national identity.

Almost two-thirds of the poll’s respondents in France also said that Islam had become too “influential and visible”, whereas just under half of participants said the same in Germany.

Islam 'too visible'

The same study in 2010 found that 43 percent of French people viewed Islam as a threat, while 55 percent said that it was too visible.
It's worse than simply being visible. It's that it poses a violent threat. But surely more problematic is when the local governments vehemently refuse to exile all the dangerous vermin and enable it to spread around.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


The info provided here gives a good idea why the cowardice:
The Or Thora synagogue on Rue Saint-Dominique in Marseille, established in 1962, has been purchased by the Al Badr organization, which runs a small mosque on the same street, The Local reported. The sale is under review by the city council and it is expected that the new mosque will open for business in a few months.

Zvi Ammar, President of the Marseille Israelite Consistory, said the move was positive. "For the past 20 years or so we have seen the shift of the Jewish community to other neighborhoods," he said, adding, "We all have the same God, the main thing is for this to proceed in harmony."

In January, Ammar said that the Jews of Marseille should avoid wearing their yarmulkes on the street. So much for harmony.
Why did he have to sell to a mosque, but not to say, a business management or a warehouse ownership? That man is clearly a coward with no spine. And do Judaists and Muslims really have the same God? The conduct of the latter suggests otherwise. Ammar's sellout is a disgrace and should be looked upon the same way by the people who shouldn't be associating themselves with him.


It's been discovered that France's government, out of potential anti-Israel bias, refused to buy Israeli technology for terrorist tracking:
A security expert believes that many lives could have been saved if not for anti-Israel bias that prevented France from using Israeli terror-tracking technology.

Not long after the deadly Islamic terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris in January 2015 and nearly a year before the simultaneous Islamic terror attacks in the city last November that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more, French security officials rejected an Israeli company’s offer of terrorist-tracking, according to a FoxNews.com report, citing a security expert.

“The offer of data-mining technology that would allow French authorities to ‘connect all the dots’ in the Islamist extremist community was made to the Directorate-General for Internal Security (DGSI), France’s main intelligence agency. It is used to analyze and match up fragmented intelligence reports from several national and international databases, giving counter-terrorism agents the most up-to-date information on potential terrorists available,” the news site reported.

The offer was rejected. “French authorities liked it, but the official came back and said there was a higher-level instruction not to buy Israeli technology,” a well-placed Israeli counter-terror specialist familiar with the technology and the company behind it told FoxNews.com. “The discussion just stopped.”
It's said that civilizations die from suicide rather than murder. Although in this case, it's because Hollande's government threw the citizenry under the bus.

The articles also cite a phony scapegoating Israel:
Kamal Nawash, an American attorney and president of the Free Muslims Coalition, noted that Europe’s tough stance against Israel and hesitation in making technology purchases is an “example of the global community sending a message to Israel that its treatment of the Palestinians is unacceptable.”

“Israel would be wise to change its treatment of Palestinians by providing them with civil and human rights and pursuing a desegregation policy in general,” Nawash said. “Otherwise, Israel may experience the same fate as South Africa during the apartheid era with all the countries of the world boycotting Israel.”
Oh, some "free" coalition they have there. If they perpetuate the notion that Israel is solely an aggressor, and turn their backs on the Islamist mentality driving the so-called "palestinians" then they're not favoring freedom at all.

Here's more on the subject at Truth Revolt.

Monday, April 25, 2016


The author took a tour of Hebron with the wrong crowd:
Chabon’s tour to the West Bank was led by Breaking the Silence, the controversial Israeli group that collects and distributes Israeli soldiers’ testimony about their service in the occupied territory. Chabon, along with his wife Ayelet Waldman, are two of the 24 leading novelists who will visit East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza over the next few months to research a book of essays marking 50 years of Israeli occupation. The couple will edit the book, which aims to illuminate what it’s like to live under Israeli military rule. Chabon’s essay will focus on Sam Bahour, a Palestinian-American businessman who moved to Ramallah to build the Palestinian economy in the wake of the Oslo peace accords, only to watch the Israeli occupation deepen around him.

[...] Now, Chabon will address Israel’s darkest issues head on. His attention to the occupation, sparked by Waldman’s 2014 trip to Hebron, comes out of a place of deep concern for Israel. “I do love Israel. I do care about Israel,” he said. “To dehumanize others dehumanizes you. It is bad for Israel and if it ended it would be good for Israel.”

[...] The Forward, which accompanied the authors’ Breaking the Silence tour for two days, sat down for an interview with Chabon at the group’s hotel in the stately Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Chabon was visibly jarred by what he had seen the day before in Hebron, calling the occupation “the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life.” He talked about the role of authors in addressing human rights issues, his childhood relationship to Israel and whether he is worried about alienating Jewish readers with his anti-occupation stance. (He’s not.)
But he is. Well, certainly if they read his books, but I wouldn't be surprised if not many actually do. Who really needs this creepy novelist anyway? A man who's clearly unconcerned about Muslim honor killings, for example, proving he's not worried about dehumanization. And while he may not be associating with Taayush, I guess he's not concerned about Ezra Nawi's assistance to the PLO either. No sane person should put money into Chabon's pockets. He is one truly awful writer indeed.


United With Israel says they will soon, but we have to hope it'll actually happen:
The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.

The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into “specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States.”

Bob Graham, who was co-chairman of that bipartisan panel, and others say the documents point suspicion at the Saudis. The former Democratic senator from Florida says an administration official told him that intelligence officials will decide in the next several weeks whether to release at least parts of the documents. The disclosure would come at a time of strained U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, a long-time American ally.

“I hope that decision is to honor the American people and make it available,” Graham told NBCs’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “The most important unanswered question of 9/11 is, did these 19 people conduct this very sophisticated plot alone, or were they supported?”

[...] The pages were withheld from the 838-page report on the orders of President George W. Bush, who said the release could divulge intelligence sources and methods. Still, protecting U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations also was believed to have been a factor.
Is that so? If you needed a valid reason to look upon Bush in disgrace, this would have to be it, and I wouldn't be surprised if the latter possibility turned out to be the real reason why this report was withheld until now.

And Saudi Arabia an "ally"? Hardly. It's terrible how many political bodies in the west have long granted legitimacy to a country that enslaves women and forbids criticism of Islam under threat of torture and death, and otherwise teaches hate towards Israel. If it matters, it's also despicable how Cuba was allowed to run a communist reign for so long, damaging the lives of many people on the island. Western democracies hurt themselves by not helping the less fortunate to free their areas from the grip of tyranny.

And of course, they aren't helping to prevent evil from the Saudis if they ignore and cover for them, all because they're supposedly "allies".

Sunday, April 24, 2016


If there's anything positive an actor like Clooney's been doing, it's to recognize the Armenian Holocaust at an official commemoration:
Hollywood star and rights advocate George Clooney on Sunday led thousands of Armenians on a march to a hilltop memorial in Yerevan to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide.

A staunch advocate of the massacre's recognition as genocide, Clooney arrived in the ex-Soviet nation on Saturday to take part in the hugely symbolic ceremonies.

Clooney and the French singer of Armenian origin Charles Aznavour joined President Serzh Sarkisian and thousands of Armenians to lay flowers at the eternal flame at the imposing Tsitsernakaberd memorial as requiem services for the victims were held in churches across the country.

Armenians say up to 1.5 million people were killed during World War I as the Ottoman Empire was falling apart, a claim supported by many other countries.

Turkey fiercely rejects the genocide label, arguing that 300,000 to 500,000 Armenians and at least as many Turks died in civil strife when Armenians rose up against their Ottoman rulers and sided with invading Russian troops.

Clooney co-chairs the selection committee of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity which was established on behalf of the survivors.

The genocide "is a part of Armenia's history, it's also a part of the world's history, it's not the pain of one nation only," the US actor and director said upon his arrival in Yerevan.

The Hollywood heavyweight will name an inaugural recipient of the Aurora Prize during an award ceremony in the city later Sunday.

The laureate will be given a $100,000 grant and will nominate organisations to receive a $1 million award.

"Today, we commemorate the sacred memory of the victims of the Armenian genocide," Sarkisian said in a statement.

Turkey's "policy of denial... has not changed, as has not changed its hostile stance toward everything that is Armenian," he added.
Quite right. That's why I hope he's disappointed with Obama for failing throughout his entire tenure to acknowledge the Armenian genocide for what it was.


A writer for the New Zealand Herald wrote about the Armenian genocide committed by Turkey's Ottoman jihadists during WW1, and NZ's own ties to this period in history.