Saturday, January 23, 2016


They certainly haven't done so convincingly. The Jewish Week brought up the case of the convicted child rapist who gleefully threw Arabic land owners under the bus:
It was repulsive viewing: the sight of a Jewish man gleefully suggesting that he had played a part in another man’s death.

Ezra Nawi recounted a story of a Palestinian man who tried to cut land deals with settlers and is now dead. Nawi, a towering figure on Israel’s activist left, said: “I have a hand in this,” and appeared to try to put the wheels in motion for another Palestinian man to head toward this same fate.

Nawi’s words and actions, captured on hidden cameras, are the scandal of the month here in Israel. The activist left should have proved its moral compass by condemning what it saw, by saying that it was beyond the pale, by realizing that once in a while it’s OK to react to something like the rest of the country. But it failed.
Even sadder, the people who wrote this op-ed are leftists themselves:
Now, before I continue I want to say that the current campaign by the Israeli government against the Israeli activist left leaves me uncomfortable, and in this column last month I criticized rightist politicians for their obsessive attempts to delegitimize Breaking the Silence, which is perhaps the most controversial of all the groups of the activist left.
"Obsessive"? What's so obsessive about their concerns that isn't so about leftists whose only interest is in providing the PLO with enough territory to commit jihadism? And who turn their backs on Islamic child bridemongering? I'm not sure what this dummy's point is here, but it's bottom of the barrel. He's got to consider that something's rotten in the leftists of today who obsess themselves with political issues like these, and that the time has come to start refraining from political activism. It really isn't healthy for anybody.

The courts have made it official now that Nawi was arrested for his repulsive crime. If the author of that otherwise slapdash column in New York is smart, he'll distance himself from "Rabbis for Human Rights" and not call them "esteemed". Because they're not.

Friday, January 22, 2016


It's clear at this point Angela Merkel has to shoulder some blame for what the "migrant" crisis from Muslim countries has led to (Hat tip: The Gateway Pundit):
Germany said on Wednesday Austria’s decision to cap the number of refugees it will let in and tighten border controls was “not helpful” to German efforts to negotiate a European Union-wide solution to the migrant crisis and ensure Turkey’s support.

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke during a meeting with her conservative allies in Bavaria, the state bordering Austria that serves as an entry point for virtually all migrants heading to Germany, two members of the Bavarian party told Reuters.

Merkel is under popular pressure to cap migrant arrivals that last year reached 1.1 million, reducing her popularity and fuelling support for an anti-immigration populist party.

She wants to stem the influx by improving conditions at Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, giving Turkey aid in exchange for a crackdown on people smugglers responsible for the passage into Europe of many of the migrants from that country, and distributing refugees across the EU based on a quota system.

Her efforts have produced little tangible results to calm critics at home, including her Christian Social Union coalition ally in Bavaria who want her to reverse her open-door policy for refugees and shut Germany’s borders.
It's not hard to see why anybody who thought before that Merkel was a positive example for Europe would think differently now. She's basically allowing the very kind of communities the Nazis would approve of - in sharp contrast to Jews - into the country. And she's forming partnerships with Turkey, failing to recognize the taqqiya in their positions, nor does she understand that they're more or less behind the effort to injure Europe and influence the influx of Muslims to the continent. Giving Turkey any kind of financial aid could easily end up funding terrorists there just like Iran is doing, and is still another waste of taxpayers' money.

If Merkel's voted out of office after this, it'll be her own fault. She's let down many women and proven she's not fit for her job. This is also a country that may still be outlawing homeschooling (except, presumably, for Muslims). And what was the whole point of announcing that multiculturalism is a failure if Merkel's still bent on letting these invaders into the country?


The dreadful secretary of state has admitted what should be obvious:
Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged to CNBC Thursday that some of the money Iran received in sanctions relief would go to groups considered terrorists.

When asked about whether some the $150 billion in sanctions relief to Iran would go to terrorist groups, Kerry reiterated that, after settling debts, Iran would receive closer to $55 billion. He conceded some of that could go to groups considered terrorists, saying there was nothing the U.S. could do to prevent that.

"I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. "You know, to some degree, I'm not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented."

But he added that "right now, we are not seeing the early delivery of funds going to that kind of endeavor at this point in time."
But that doesn't mean they won't. They most definitely will, and he knows it. How odd that he's willing to admit what's wrong, even as he clearly intends to stand by idly and allow them to continue doing this. And that's probably worse than a politician who won't admit to failure. It's also a huge disfavor to the American public how the administration is wasting their tax dollars to fund an autocracy. Money that, if Kerry and Obama wanted to, they could withdraw from funding to Iran, but clearly have no intention of doing so.


No sooner did a riot break out at the London university by anti-Israelites, now a group of medics in Britain wants to get Israel thrown out of the World Medical Association (Hat tip: Truth Revolt):
A group of 71 British physicians have begun to exert pressure on the World Medical Association (WMA) to revoke the membership of the Israel Medical Association (IMA), it was revealed in a Knesset meeting on Wednesday.

IMA representative Dr. Ze'ev Feldman announced the disturbing new step during a Knesset Science and Technology Committee meeting on the subject of boycotts against Israeli academic institutions.

"The sword of the boycott has been raised against the scientific medical community in Israel," he declared, warning that Israel’s medical doctors are “in grave danger."

"The professional British journals have adopted the idea of letters to the editor that libel Israel doctors," he added. "They claim our doctors perform medical torture on Palestinian patients.”
It sounds like those blood libels coming out of Sweden from a few years back. Most telling about these anti-Israelists is that they'll even go after leftists, no matter how much they disrespect their own country. I honestly would not want to get medical treatment by any of those kind of UK doctors.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Right on cue, the pro-PLO movement in Britain has come out to curse at somebody from Israel, no matter his own political standings:
Pro-Palestinian protesters became violent, smashing a window and setting off fire alarms, during a speech by legislator and former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head Ami Ayalon in London on Tuesday evening.

Police were called to rein in the budding riot at King’s College, during which one of the evening’s organizers claimed to have been assaulted, according to local media reports.

“Violent protesters set off multiple fire alarms to interrupt the talk. They also banged on windows, threw chairs and screamed to the top of their voices,” event co-organizer David Tamman posted on Facebook.

“Attendees inside felt the walls and windows shake as they were struggling to hear the talk, looking genuinely scared for their security,” he continued.

“Indeed they had reason to. It got violent as a few managed to push their way into the building, brake a glass window and physically assault a friend of mine. his came along with a tirade of verbal abuse inches from the faces of many jewish students. It got to a stage where the police felt the need to call in around 15 police officers and two vans. 2 female friends of mine cried from the fear and abuse and I stood there staring at a poster on the door declaring Kings College London to be a 'safe space' and thought - what a lie. The truth is, universities across the UK are not safe spaces (if you happen to be a Zionist Jew).”

“Ironically, Ayalon was talking in front of a white board describing the rules for ‘safe spaces’ at universities. But there is no ‘safe space’ for an Israeli-Jew at British universities,” agreed attendee Richard Millett in a post on the website of UK Media Watch.

“As soon as the doors shut the frustrated anti-Israel activists pounded the doors and the windows looking into the talk. They screamed ‘Free Free Palestine,’ ‘Viva Viva Palestina’ and ‘From the River to the Sea Palestine will be free’ and smashed a window.”

“There can be no justification for the events last night at KCL. The KCLSU Israel society were hosting an event about peace and were greeted by violence and intimidation,” the Union of Jewish Students said in a statement.
Britain is no longer the country that conceived the Magna Carta. If they were, they wouldn't be allowing all these tyrants to run wild.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


This jihadist knifing took place in Otniel, and it's one of the most terrible that could happen. The culprit has been arrested, and his house will hopefully be destroyed very soon.

Here's an article about the respect paid by the defense minister for the mother at her funeral.

Monday, January 18, 2016


I've got a bad feeling about this:
Britain’s chief rabbi has called on the country’s Jewish schools to amend their curricula to include Islamic studies in order to be able to comply with new educational guidelines being put in place by the government.

In an interview with the Jewish Chronicle published on Wednesday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis took a radically different position than he had expressed in the past, when he and representatives of other Orthodox organizations advocated against the push for British schools to include a second faith in their religious studies curriculum. [...]

“It is more important than ever that our children have a better understanding of Islam and that we build strong relationships with British Muslims. As such, the chief rabbi has recommended that schools take this opportunity to teach students Islam, a faith which is widely discussed but often poorly understood in public discourse,” he said.

“Although the chief rabbi has not issued any formal guidance on this issue – since, ultimately, it is for the schools themselves to judge how best to tailor their curriculum – we have had a series of positive discussions with a number of our schools and made recommendations to them,” the spokesman added, calling the chance to include Islamic studies a “valuable opportunity.”

The Reform Movement in Britain praised Mirvis on Thursday, with the movement’s senior rabbi, Laura Janner-Klausner, telling The Jerusalem Post that she felt that teaching about Islam was both “an excellent idea” and “long overdue.” [...]

Rabbi Marc Schneier, the founder of the New York based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which works on Muslim-Jewish dialogue both in the United States and Europe, also approved of the decision.

“Given that Jewish communities live alongside Muslim communities not only in the UK, but around the world, it is very important for Jewish youth to be exposed to the guiding principles of Islam,” he said.

British Muslims were likewise welcoming of the move, with the Muslim Association of Britain stating that it believed that such a policy would foster better understanding and cohesion in society.

“The more schools teach about other religions, the more understanding will prevail among children, which can only be a positive thing,” said association president Omer El-Hamdoon.
Some of those highlighted parts suggest this will not be an honest explanation of Islam given by any Jewish school in the UK. At worst, it could lead to another generation of pseudo-Jews siding with Islamofascists against Israel. The chief rabbi in the UK is as galling as the Reform movement supporting this, and possibly worse. It's a pure show of dhimmitude indeed. No wonder the local Islamists are so enthusiastic.


Margot Wallstrom, the foreign minister of Sweden, has already caused Israel enough disgust by attacking the right to defend against jihad knifers and such. Now, after all the revolting hostility she's put on display, she's gotten herself deep into a corruption scandal:
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who has become public enemy No. 1 in Israel over her remarks criticizing the security forces for carrying out “extrajudicial killings” against Palestinian terrorists, appears to be entangled in a brewing corruption scandal at home.

According to the Swedish daily Aftonbladet, the country’s largest trade union, Kommunal, is alleged to have rented out luxury apartments in Stockholm at steep discounts to their market value to corporate executives and senior officials from the ruling Social Democratic party.

The apartments were reported to have been overseen by a maintenance firm that made sure to remove them from the market so they could be reserved especially for senior government figures and trade-union executives.

The TT news agency reported on Friday that one of the tenants who took up residence in these apartments was Wallstrom.

The foreign minister denied the accusations, claiming she was “cheated.”

“The declaration that they presented to me was a forgery,” she is quoted as telling TT. “And this is totally unacceptable.”
Oh, that defense is a barrel of laughs alright. "Cheated"? Some Israelis could feel that way too after the manner she's taken. Worse, they could feel disgusted, and with good reason. It's no surprise somebody that reprehensible in her conduct could be involved in such an awful scandal, and she should be ashamed of herself. This could be just the punishment she deserves after all the trouble she's caused.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


The latest jihad attack took place in the African city of Burkina Faso. At least 2 women were among the monsters too:
At least 23 people were killed and at least 126 others were held hostage for hours by al Qaeda-linked militants — including two female jihadis — in the Burkina Faso capital, officials said Saturday.

The fiery attack took place on a tourist hotel and nearby restaurant. Gunfire could still be heard around the Hotel Splendid in the capital, Ouagadougou, as local forces backed by French gendarmes battled to take back the building early Saturday.

AFRICOM spokesperson Major Nathan Broshear said U.S. military personnel also worked alongside the Burkina Faso and French forces in the operation to recover the hostages. Broshear wouldn't share many details but said a small number of U.S. forces directly assisted in the hotel, and were focused on rescuing the civilians, not engaging the assailants.

The State Department told NBC News it was trying to establish whether any Americans were victimized in the assault, which began late Friday when attackers fired into the Cafe Cappuccino restaurant.

Four extremists were killed, one of whom was eventually found at another nearby hotel, security minister Simon Compaore told reporters.

The 126 hostages were freed after the morning call to prayer echoed across the city.

"We had just placed our meal orders in Cafe Cappuccino and around fifteen minutes later we heard gunshots," a French survivor told The Associated Press.

"They started to shoot at everyone. We dropped to the ground and as soon as anyone raised their heads they fired at them immediately. We had to play dead. They shook people by the foot to see if they were alive or not, and, if they were alive, they shot them."
Jihadism is everywhere now, and al Qaeda, tragically, is still active. The world's become a very dangerous place, even in Africa.