A source connected to the Saudi royal family explained to i24NEWS in an exclusive exchange that they are closely monitoring Israel's upcoming elections and hope that its government will not change.Well this is certainly getting somewhere. As I'd noted before, the country has made some improvement over the past few years, that women no longer are obligated to wear niqabs, and can learn to drive cars. So this does suggest another step in improved foreign relations in Arabia.
The source, who asked to be unnamed, stressed that Saudi Arabia knows and appreciates Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and backs his policies with regard to ties to the Gulf states and his high-pressure tactics on Iran.
"[We] ... not only like Netanyahu but love him. He is terrific. He has the necessary charisma and he knows what he is doing. We are really worried the leader of the opposition will replace him, and change things", he said, referring to Opposition Leader Yair Lapid, head of Yesh Atid faction.
i24NEWS contacted Lapid's office for a reaction but was met with a firm, "No comment."
A separate source, similarly connected to the royal family expounded further on Saudi Arabia's preference for Netanyahu. We see him as "the spearhead in the fight against Iran," they maintained.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021
MBS and MBZ from the UAE were big problems for Obama, Robert Malley and their ilk. They appeared out of nowhere.While I don't think bin Salman should be allowed to invest in certain foreign businesses, as he's been doing, and even now, it's always possible there's reasons to distrust him on specific issues, Glick's right that we shouldn't be sympathizing with Khashoggi, because he was a jihadist sympathizer himself, and I almost forgot that a few years ago, I'd mentioned the dark side of the man. Somebody so monstrous definitely deserves no shed of tears.
Young and vigorous, they seek to liberalize their conservative societies. They are deeply opposed to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. They are open to peace and cooperation with Israel. They support Israel in its campaigns against Hamas and Hezbollah. And they are certainly “authentic” Arab Muslims. When the UAE declared the Muslim Brotherhood, and Obama’s key supporters and ideological allies at CAIR terrorist organizations, Obama and his comrades were so angry they could barely put together a coherent sentence.
This brings us to Khashoggi. As Lee Smith reported after he was found dead in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, there were a lot of things about Khashoggi that made him a strange hero for Americans of any stripes. He was a Qatari agent of influence. He was a former Saudi intelligence officer who sided with the Wahabist jihadists in the royal family who supported al Qaeda. He was friends with Osama bin Laden and mourned his death. The al Qaeda, ISIS, Iran and Hamas supporting Qatari regime was essentially writing his columns in the Washington Post.
Khashoggi’s receipt of a green card made no sense. His gig as a columnist at Jeff Bezos’s paper made no sense unless seen as an effort of Obama’s deep state friends, particularly former CIA director John Brennan, who opposed MBS from the outset. And then it made perfect sense. In other words, Khashoggi, a terror supporting Qatari agent against a modernizing, pro-American, anti-jihadist and pro-Israel Saudi Crown Prince was an important political warfare asset for Obama’s clique. His job was to discredit MBS and legitimize the terror-supporting Qataris while making pro-jihadist progressives feel good about themselves.
I’m not saying his murder was justified. I am saying he doesn’t deserve the tears of anyone who opposes jihadist terror and jihadist regimes, cares about human rights or wants to avoid a major war in the Middle East.
Whatever Khashoggi’s ties were with Obama’s clique during his lifetime may have been, the way they responded to his murder made clear what they hoped to do with his death. They wanted the old, bad Saudi Arabia back. They wanted the Muslim Brotherhood funding, al Qaeda-spawning Wahabists of Riyadh back. The Prince Bandars and Prince Turkis of the days of yore, not the guy that gave women drivers licenses.
Anyway, where bin Salman is doing the right thing is if he's lifting requirements for women to wear niqabs according to Islamic sharia, and allowing them to drive cars and trucks, among other things. Though we should still make sure not to turn the other cheek, because if he still adheres to Islam, that's concerning, as he's sticking with the very Religion of Peace the Iranian and Qatari regimes are, and those who complain about the nuclear warfare conducted by Iran yet remain nailed on the same religion their beliefs stem from is not going to solve the problem.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu derides right-wing rivals Gideon Sa’ar of New Hope and Naftali Bennett of Yamina, claiming they will partner with the centrist Yesh Atid and its leader Yair Lapid after the election to form “a left-wing government.”Bennett may have belatedly said he won't sit in a coalition with Lapid, but that doesn't mean damage wasn't done. What if Lapid is willing to form a coalition with the anti-Israeli Arabic parties in the Knesset? That's something that can't be ruled out as a possibility. And if that happens, Bennett is unlikely to admit he's guilty of causing trouble that could've been avoided by being divisive. If somebody as awful as Lapid regrettably is takes over the premiership, Bennett will owe a considerable apology.
“It’s the eve of Purim, and Bennett and Gideon keep wearing costumes. They say all day ‘We won’t sit with Lapid.’ You ask them about the weather and they say ‘We won’t sit with Lapid.’ They’ve got to deny it, but they have no way of forming a government without it being a left-wing government headed by Lapid,” Netanyahu says.
Notably, neither party has said it will not sit with Lapid in a coalition, only that he will not lead that coalition.
Update: Caroline Glick also wrote in Newsweek about why Lapid will spell disaster if he manages to become prime minister, the danger posed by Bennett, and also noted how one of Lapid's potential allies, Saar, was associating with members of the anti-Trump activist group, the Lincoln Project, whose leader has been accused of sex offenses:
...Sa'ar's party is now polling between 11–14 seats. Pollsters assess that around 30 percent of Saar's voters come from Likud's base. By pledging not to join a Netanyahu-led government, Sa'ar's party is the only one moving votes away from the right-wing bloc to the left-wing bloc. Sa'ar hired NeverTrump political consultants from the Lincoln Project to run his campaign. While he was forced to suspend the Lincoln Project's consultancy following embarrassing disclosures about the group's decision to suppress criticism of their colleague John Weaver despite his well-known online sexual harassment of young men, Sa'ar is following the group's NeverTrump playbook. His campaign is based on personal attacks against Netanyahu, whom Sa'ar insists is destroying the moral fabric of Israeli politics.All Saar does is demonstrate what an ingrate he truly is. And what a disaster for the political scene he's bound to become, along with Lapid.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Equatorial Guinea plans to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the first such pledge of its kind under the new administration of US President Joe Biden.They'll be the 3rd country with an embassy in Jerusalem when the time comes. This is a very admirable step from Guinea's government. And one of the best things, let's remember, is that Donald Trump helped lead to it.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the matter with Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on Friday, after which his office put out an announcement on the matter.
Netanyahu said he welcomed this trend in which countries relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, but he noted in particular that this pledge was part of Israel's growing ties with Africa.
Israel is returning to Africa and Africa and Africa is returning to Israel, Netanyahu told Mbasogo. The President said that the whole of Africa welcomed Israel with open arms.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Kuwaiti singer and actress Ibtisam Hamid, known by her stage name Basma al-Kuwaiti, sent shockwaves through the Arab world when she announced Wednesday her intention to renounce Islam and convert to Judaism.When somebody sees Judaism in itself as something worthy of practicing, that's inspiring and flattering. I just hope that if an Orthodox rabbi oversees her conversion, he'll respect her right to choose how she wants to dress, and not give her a false portrait of the religion as being one where a dress code is even remotely required, a la the Haredi communities. To make it look like Judaism requires a stringency of that sort is wrong, and would be distorting the faith. For now, I think Hamid should be praised for the example she's setting, one even women in Europe and the American continent would do well to consider. Yes, seriously.
In a video she posted on Twitter, Hamid said that her decision stemmed from the fact that Islam violates women's rights and does not treat them with dignity.
The singer also spoke out against the ruling family of Kuwait, saying "I want to declare my opposition to the Al Sabah family, who reject normalization with Israel, stands against religious freedom in the country and against freedom of speech."
Sunday, February 07, 2021
Saturday, February 06, 2021
Marvel apologizes for stealthed antisemitism in Immortal Hulk #43, but not for anti-white sentiment in prior stories
ZR: There was one small, subtle moment in this issue that I need to call attention to, and I’m sorry to say it isn’t for a happy reason. Early in the issue, Joe stops into a jewelry store to buy a diamond bracelet with some money that he recently pickpocketed. As he does, we get a glimpse of the store’s window display, which bears the name “CRONEMBERG” and, in painted gold relief below it, a prominent Magen David, the Star of David.So now somebody apparently on the left of the political spectrum takes notice? Why not before? IMHO, objections to antisemitism will be more effective if you show concern over other forms of racism too, including anti-white sentiment, as occurred in issues 9-10. Did it ever occur to anybody that if they'd raised the issue of animosity towards whiteness turning up in a previous tale, they might've prevented this latest embarrassment from occurring? And while I'm sure Bolsonaro's no saint, I think that far-right labeling was uncalled for, and have to wonder if this topic was raised because artist Bennett's perceived as a right-winger? Notice how simultaneously, Greenwald's described as controversial, suggesting the writer's got a problem with Greenwald's own support for right-leaning sites like Breitbart, and is against censorship. The site writer also says:
Even in the best possible interpretation, this is odd. The scene has otherwise no connection to Judaism or the Jewish ownership of the shop; there are no Jewish themes to which the comic is trying to point us. The only conceivable interpretation, to put it frankly, is that this is a visual play on the old and antisemitic trope of Jews running the diamond business: a centuries-old cliché rooted in stereotypes of Jewish merchants as unscrupulous profiteers willing to do business with shady criminals (which, indeed, the shop is doing in this scene) [Ed. Note: One thing we didn’t see when this article was first published was that instead of the store being labelled as a JEWELRY store, the word JEWERY was written instead. It was slightly hard to notice, being written backwards, but is pretty blatant. This makes for an incredibly overt antisemetic dogwhistle in this book.]
This is not an overt moment. I imagine it would be easy for most readers to overlook entirely. But as a Jewish reader coming to this comic, the sight of a Jewish symbol stenciled on the outside of that window was hard to ignore, and hard to justify. Perhaps this was called for in the comic script itself (though that seems unlikely to me), or perhaps it was the addition of the issue’s art team, penciler Joe Bennet or inkers Ruy José and Belardino Brabo. It may be worth noting here that Bennett has, in previous years, expressed some less-than-admirable social viewpoints: in 2019, after controversial journalist Glenn Greenwald was struck by a supporter of far-right Brazilian autocrat Jair Bolsonaro, Bennett posted on facebook that “the slap was mine, too! Should have thrown a punch,” before he deleted the post and publicly apologized. Marvel’s reticence to stop using Bennett on their books has been troubling, and has required, for my part, a certain willingness to hold my nose when analyzing this series. Whether or not this particular instance was at his initiative, I felt it needed to be mentioned.
ZR: I know I’ve been tough on this issue, and more critical than I’ve been toward this series in the past. All told, there’s a lot to like here: Joe’s arc toward self-assertion and heroic humanism is moving, even despite the flaws in the storytelling, and the overall saga of this series continues to be among the best things Marvel is putting out. This issue is also an object lesson in how blind spots around race and religion can mar otherwise solid stories – and how even good creators can make big stumbles that no one manages to catch.Well how come he didn't catch onto the subtle anti-white insults several issues before? In fact, why no complaints about the LGBT propaganda in #22? What's so solid about that kind of storytelling that they have to gloss it over? Is that even a healthy way of living? Is it even fair to women? Methinks these folks still have some reevaluation to do.
Shortly after, Marvel editorial and Bennett were contacted, and the following was posted:
“I’ve been including references to famous horror directors to pay respects to the genre throughout the series, and in Immortal Hulk #43, I included a nod to David Cronenberg. The misspellings on the window were an honest but terrible mistake – since I was writing backwards, I accidentally spelled both of those words wrong.I'm afraid this still doesn't address the anti-white insults stealthed into the series by Ewing previously. It's decidedly pathetic they're only willing to address racial discrimination when it comes to descendents of the ancient Israelites, but not white society in general. And if they still uphold using the Muslim Ms. Marvel series for propaganda purposes as they did for several years, why should we truly believe they're sorry for the stealth antisemitism in Immortal Hulk? A religion built on antisemitism and violence against "infidels" does not provide a good image for storytelling when you're working on books built around characters originally developed by Jewish artists and writers. Nor for that matter does continued employment of a rabid anti-Israelist like Saladin Ahmed, who's kept posting vile attacks on Israel for a number of years with no objections by Marvel staff, or anyone else allegedly concerned, for that matter. On which note, here's a screencap of a message he wrote nearly 7 years ago:
“I have no excuse for how I depicted the Star of David. I failed to understand this troubling and offensive stereotype, and after listening to you all, I now understand my mistake. This was wrong, offensive, and hurtful in many ways. This is a mistake I must own, and I am sorry to everyone who I hurt by this. I am working with Marvel to correct this, and I am using this lesson to reflect on how I approach my stories and my work.”
Additionally they stated “Marvel fully acknowledged this mistake was missed on our side as well, and that we’re correcting the art in digital, future printings, and collections.”
Saban, once a children's TV entertainment producer (though I can't say I liked his "localizations" of several anime productions when he was active in the 80s and 90s) is an ultra-leftist supporter and donor and has been for many years, yet despite this Ahmed despises him. How fascinating. And there's a few more:
huh. guessing it was the actor not the character? Saban is a fanatic Zionist, can't see him allowing an Arab hero— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 18, 2016
If you don't know who Ahed Tamimi is -- she is an extremely brave 17-year-old Palestinian girl who just spent eight months in prison for slapping an Israeli soldier after IDF troops shot her little cousin in the head. https://t.co/OueY1J3NfS— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) July 29, 2018
The only candidate to hesitate re: AIPAC's genuflection contest? The Jewish dude. Says something about how warped US Israel lobby is.— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) March 17, 2016
So Ahmed also perpetuates antisemitic libels against Israeli soldiers, that they're nothing more than cold-blooded murderous creatures (and I won't be shocked if his vision extends to Gal Gadot too, her own apparent leftism notwithstanding), lionizes a girl who committed assault, and also perpetuates libels against AIPAC. It may be dreadful if Bennett put in an insult in the pages of Immortal Hulk, but if that's what XF's writer thinks, why isn't he concerned if Marvel's still employing Ahmed? To complain about something like this now is coming awfully late when they're still employing some of these overt antisemitic ideologues, the publisher's dismissal of Ardian Syaf for his own offenses notwithstanding.
And to the Israeli soldiers -the gleeful killers and the brave refuseniks alike- history WILL judge. Your grandkids will know what you did.— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) July 29, 2014
Here's also leftist Rich Johnston's coverage of this affair (and lest we forget, Johnston's glossed over propaganda hurtful to Israel's descendants before), and he notes:
The errors and wording were also overseen by Marvel, of course, and I understand that internally Marvel is acknowledging their editorial failure regarding this. The artwork will, as you might expect, be corrected for the digital version, as well as for future printings and collections. But there is no sign, yet, of the comic being recalled.I wouldn't go so far myself as to say it should be "recalled", if that's what he's suggesting, if only because it's ill-advised to advocate censorship. But if Marvel and the artist are to apologize for this particular case, how come they can't do the same for their choice of employing Ahmed, based on his online driveling, and why don't they apologize for the anti-white statements in earlier issues of Immortal Hulk, stealthed or otherwise? Why not for the anti-conservative sentiment they injected, along with the insults to Captain America? Come to think of it, why doesn't Johnston apologize for his own apologia as well? IMHO, this is a pretty cheap example those criticizing the current issue are tackling.
The point is, those concerned about racial discrimination can't just limit themselves to complaints about antisemitism and racism against Blacks and Asians. They also have to recognize that anti-white racism is just as noxious, and since much of the Israeli race is white themselves, that's why antisemitism is only the beginning. So it'd do a lot of good if the folks at the XF site were to protest and argue against anti-white bigotry too, if they haven't done so yet, and come to think of it, they'd be wise to avoid anti-conservative sentiment as well. We can't remain locked in a past-based viewpoint where only select forms of racism are considered a serious concern, while others are not. And we have to make distinctions between ideologies too, including specific religions. Otherwise, antisemitism won't be solved, nor will any other form of racial discrimination.
As for this volume of the Hulk, when it does get canned, I won't feel sorry to see it go, based on what degrading politics it's already been submerging itself in, along with the horror genre.
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
As Daniel Greenfield reported at Frontpage online magazine, in 2006, as a student at Georgetown University, Bitar was a leader of the anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood aligned Students for Justice in Palestine. As an SJP leader, he organized a so-called "boycott, divestment, and sanctions" campaign against Israel and its supporters on his campus. Greenfield reported that Bitar chaired a panel at a BDS conference where participants discussed how to indoctrinate Christians to believe that Israel has no right to exist.Well there are ways in which Netanyahu was able to, as she continues to explain. But now, we're also facing a problem not just from the leftists in Israel, but also some poseurs on the right, including a most reprehensible "diplomat" who worked at the UN:
After receiving a law degree from Georgetown, Bitar received a Master's from Oxford in "Forced Migration." He wrote a thesis about the "Nakba," or catastrophe of Israel's founding.
From Oxford, he moved to Jerusalem where he worked for UNRWA, the UN agency dedicated to keeping the descendants of Arabs who left Israel in 1948 in a state of perpetual limbo by blocking their naturalization in countries they have lived in for five generations. UNRWA's efforts to eternalize their misery are motivated by its institutional commitment to preventing any resolution of the Palestinian conflict with Israel.
During the Obama presidency, Bitar served on the National Security Council as the Israeli-Palestinian officer. He was Samantha Power's deputy. In 2016, as UN ambassador, Power played a key role in the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which labeled Israeli neighborhoods in unified Jerusalem and Israeli towns and cities in Judea and Samaria as a "flagrant violation of international law."
Bitar's appointment highlights perhaps the central dilemma now facing Israel's national leadership: How should Israel contend with what is shaping up to be the most hostile US administration ever?
Netanyahu's political opponents aren't only on the left side of the spectrum. There are two ostensibly right-wing parties – Yisrael Beytenu and New Hope – that have joined with the left in their common dedication to defeating Netanyahu. Unfortunately, although they deny it, they are also members of the appeasement camp. Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, of course, proved this to be the case by refusing to join a Netanyahu-led government and so blocking the formation of a rightist coalition after three successive elections in 2019 and 2020.And now, this is pretty much the Democrat party as it stands today, with awful people like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar representing it in Congress. Yet Saar, Liberman and Dayan alike have strongly suggested they have no problem with such a reprehensible bunch, which makes this all a lot more tragic.
As for New Hope leader Gideon Sa'ar, his appeasement bent is exposed both by his political positions and actions and those of his colleagues.
Since bolting Likud, Sa'ar has joined Liberman in announcing that he will not join a Netanyahu government. Since the only other option is to join a leftist government, by default Sa'ar has placed his "right-wing" party on the Left. Equally telling, Sa'ar has provided blanket support for the legal fraternity and so legitimized the ongoing efforts of the state prosecution, the attorney general and to the Supreme Court to seize what remains of the executive powers of the government to determine national policy and the legislative powers of the Knesset to pass laws.
Last week, Sa'ar "diplomatic draft," former Consul General in New York Dani Dayan made clear in an interview with Makor Rishon that a Sa'ar government would happily concede Israel's national interests for good relations with the Biden administration.
Dayan, who served in New York from 2016 to 2020, bragged to the interviewer that as consul general, he deliberately disregarded the instructions he received from Netanyahu, who appointed him to his post. In his words, in a number of "central issues that were under the direct authority of the consul general, I operated to a degree contrary to Netanyahu's policies."
Among the policies Dayan mentioned, were Netanyahu's instructions related to his dealings with American Jews and Democratic politicians.
During Dayan's tenure, pro-Israel Democrat lawmakers were roundly defeated in primaries by anti-Israel progressive candidates. BDS activists seized leadership roles in the party's activist base and legislative bodies at the municipal, state and federal levels.
Monday, February 01, 2021
Rare purple wool cloth scraps from the era dating back to the time of King David and King Solomon, approximately 3,000 years ago, have been discovered in Israel.Yup, it's great discovery of artifacts, alright.
Researchers in southern Israel found the remnants of woven wool fabric that had been dyed the color of royal purple while examining textiles from the Timna valley, a copper production district of King Solomon's day.
[...] In ancient times purple cloth was a luxury item, and those who wore it were associated with the nobility, priests, and royalty. The dye used to make the color was sourced from a few kinds of mollusks in the Mediterranean Sea. The dye was produced from a gland located within the body of the mollusk by way of a complex chemical process that took several days to occur.
Israeli television on Wednesday reported that Jerusalem is warning an American return to the former terms of the nuclear deal with Iran under President Joe Biden could lead the countries to a crisis in relations.It's good they're making this clear. Where Biden is leading, no matter what he says, is nothing short of disaster, and is bound to guarantee Iran will still remain a horrific autocracy.
Channel 12 news cited “a very senior Israeli official” as saying: “If Biden adopts Obama’s plan, we will have nothing to talk about with him.” The official was referencing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015.
While we're on the issue, Joel Pollak discussed how Biden is bound to return the middle east to a war zone:
Trump left the U.S. in a position of historic strategic advantage. But like President Barack Obama, who squandered the gains of the Iraq “surge” and withdrew before the country was stable enough to prevent the rise of the terrorist “Islamic State,” Biden is throwing away many of the gains Trump achieved in the region.With people like that running the show, it's no wonder there's bound to be disaster, and no proper action will be taken to put an end to a middle eastern dictatorship. This is the sad result of years of indoctrination, and failure for people with common sense to maintain vigilance to defend against the same.
If he simply stays on the course Trump charted, Biden can maximize his leverage on Iran and entice Saudi Arabia to make peace with Israel.
Those prospects are dimming.
On Friday, for example, the White House confirmed that President Biden had named Robert Malley his envoy on Iran. Malley is a radical with a long record of foreign policy failure.
In 2008, the Obama campaign booted Malley after it emerged he met with Palestinian terror group Hamas. In 2015, he was brought into the Obama administration to work on the hopelessly weak Iran nuclear deal. Malley was then named as ISIS “czar,” leading Obama’s hapless effort.
Malley appeared to learned nothing from his mistakes. In 2018, when President Trump supported protests against the Iranian regime, Malley joined the critics who said Trump should “be quiet.”
Thursday, January 21, 2021
First was Jerusalem. In 1995, Congress declared that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel." Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama all continued to sign a waiver of the law, thwarting the will of the American people and blocking this simple and ancient truth. But on December 6, 2017, President Trump announced U.S. recognition and began planning the relocation of the American embassy. The U.S. would no longer tolerate the absurd lie that Jerusalem was not the capital—the very heart—of Israel.Whether the Biden administration returns to the opposite when it comes to issues like the UN and such, it will not be so easy for them now that some of these policies were established, like the US embassy's move to Jerusalem, and the Abraham Accords. The MSM can try, but they won't be able to obscure these important achievements so easily. Topics like the Abraham Accords will hopefully win out.
Next was the reversal of the JCPOA, to the relief of Israelis, especially Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has been the world's leading advocate against Iranian aggression. On May 8, 2018, the U.S. officially withdrew from the JCPOA and imposed crippling sanctions on Iran. The lie that the Iranian mullahs' regime was anything other than a leading sponsor of global terrorism was exposed and rejected.
Then there was the Trump administration's frontal attack on endemic anti-Israelism at the UN. The key person here was then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who said at AIPAC: "It cannot be the case that in an organization with 193 countries, the United Nations spends half of its time attacking only one country. We will not accept it any longer." She called out the UN's Relief Work Agency, UNRWA—"It cannot be the case that only one set of refugees throughout the world is counted in a way that causes the number to grow forever." And she lambasted the UN's world heritage arm: "UNESCO recently declared one of Judaism's holiest sites, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, as a Palestinian heritage site in need of protection from Israel. That was enough," she said. "Ten months into this administration, the United States withdrew from UNESCO." The truth that the UN is a home for rabid Israel-hate was laid bare for all to see.
Another milestone was the recognition of Jewish rights in Judea—Israel's ancestral heartland. One of my most vivid memories was hearing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announce that "the Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration's approach towards Israeli settlements. ...The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not per se inconsistent with international law." Pompeo subsequently declared that products coming from Jewish communities in Judea (i.e., the "West Bank") would be officially marked as "Made in Israel." The lie that Jews are foreign occupiers in Judea was finally challenged.
Then came the Taylor Force Act, which defunded the Palestinian Authority and their $303 million yearly stipends to terror perpetrators and the families of so-called "martyrs." Similarly, in 2018, President Trump also shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) mission in Washington. The murderous deceptions of PA-PLO were no longer tolerated.
The Dream Team and the Grand Slam
All these lie-busting policies led to the Abraham Accords, the Trump administration's brokered détente between Israel and the Islamic states of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. This, in turn, debunked the myth that Israel had to cede land to the PLO before there could be any broader regional normalization with the Jewish state. Once the region understood that the U.S. was no longer playing both sides, but was instead simply standing up for what was right, there was an unprecedented regional realignment. As David Weinberg wrote in The Jerusalem Post, the Abraham Accords "will prove to be the [Trump] administration's ultimate foreign policy legacy."
Update: see also Dr. Miriam Adelson's thank you to Trump on behalf of Israel.
Trump said he was “especially proud to be the first President in decades who has started no new wars” and outlined some of his achievements as President, specifically mentioning the Abraham Accords and his diplomacy in the Middle East.He also noted how blacklisting and censorship are some of the worst things that can happen, alluding to how Twitter and Facebook treated him of recent in a leftist effort to demonize conservatives. It's a terrible shame that now, through fraudulent means, he was robbed of a victory he should've been eligible for, and for all we know, Donald J. Trump may be the USA's last great leader. For now, we should be very grateful to him for the good he brought around.
“We recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” he noted.
“As a result of our bold diplomacy and principled realism, we achieved a series of historic peace deals in the Middle East. Nobody believed it could happen. The Abraham Accords opened the doors to a future of peace and harmony, not violence and bloodshed. It is the dawn of a new Middle East, and we are bringing our soldiers home,” added Trump.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
The battle for the corporation, unlike academia and the media, isn’t a lost cause. But it actually needs to be fought. And one of the best tools for that fight is duplicating the Left’s infrastructure for monitoring the interactions between politicians and corporate interests, and demanding that the politicians represent conservatives, not just their campaign war chests, with corporations.That's an idea crucial to consider in many businesses. Expect a certain form of loyalty from your partners and employees, and then you can accomplish something.
A group of anti-racism activists earlier this week staged a protest outside the home of Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, accusing him of failing to root out anti-Semitism and Holocaust deniers from his social media platform.So in the leftist minds of the company execs, it's acceptable to get rid of Trump, yet antisemitic racists can be tolerated. But then, Twitter's fortunes on the stock market have been plummeting lately by over $5 billion, so hopefully, people are beginning to realize why it's just not worth the bother as a social media site.
Activists from the "End Jew Hatred" movement, accused Dorsey of double standards when it comes to banning accounts that spread "misinformation" on "politics, the pandemic, or other issues".
"But when users on his platform spread harmful lies about the systematic murder of 6 million Jews, he does nothing,” the movement said in a statement.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Sheldon Adelson, who rose from selling newspapers on Boston street corners at age 12 to one of the most successful luxury resort developers, philanthropists and political influencers of his generation, died Monday night at his home in Malibu, California. He was 87.Here's also his wife Miriam's statement, and another article about him from Alan Dershowitz. One of Adelson's most important accomplishments was getting Jerusalem recognized as Israel's capitol, and the US embassy moved there. He did a lot of good when he was around, and for that, should be highly honored.
[...] Adelson's conservative values, love for the United States and Israel, and his desire to preserve the strongest diplomatic and cultural ties possible between the nations compelled him to embrace and support Jewish causes. He became one of America's most influential political megadonors, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and conservative PACs over the past two decades.
Adelson also was unfailingly loyal to the thousands of people he employed.
After the coronavirus pandemic forced Nevada casinos to shutter in March 2020, Adelson continued providing full pay and benefits to all 10,000 Las Vegas Sands Corp. employees and the 1,200 employees working in the resorts' 14 independently operated restaurants throughout the closure.
Sheldon Adelson was a unique combination: a philanthropist, a devout Zionist, and a true fighter for Israel, and a person who was wholeheartedly determined to safeguard the future of the Jewish people.
[...] Every young Jew knows about Taglit-Birthright, which has brought hundreds of thousands of Jews on a 10-day tour to Israel thanks to the hundreds of millions of dollars Adelson gave through his foundation.
He also played a major role in establishing new faculties and schools in Israeli academia, expanding their access to many Israelis, including a new medical school at the Ariel University of Samaria. He was also one of the main donors to Israel's leading first-responder organization Magen David Adom and the national Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
The woman who was shot in the neck and killed inside the Capitol building on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the U.S. Airforce.It's been reported that at least 3 more people died in the chaos that ensued following Mike Pence's betrayal of Donald Trump, who may end up being the USA's last good leader, if there's to continue even being a USA. Condolences to the families of all people who died from the terrible incident in D.C on Wednesday. Some of the violence was apparently caused by Antifa infiltrators, tragically enough. Again, you have to wonder, most sadly, where things are going to go at this very sad moment in history?
Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol building during protests on Wednesday, was from San Diego, California, according to KUSI News, who spoke to Babbitt’s husband on Wednesday.
The report added that Babbitt was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the U.S. Airforce and was a high-level security officer throughout her time in service.
Update: also note how Twitter censored Trump's call for peace, and they'll probably be getting rid of him from their platform soon.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
The U.S. Capitol has descended into chaos as Trump supporters at the March to Save America clashed with police.Many have already penetrated the building, as of now, and there's been chaos. It's terrible, but what can one expect when nobody's willing to show courage in the face of tyranny? And now, all the incompetence has led to a defenseless woman being shot:
Several crowds stormed barricades outside Congress, where lawmakers are convening to vote on the certification of the Electoral College of the 2020 presidential election. The Library of Congress has been evacuated amid violent clashes.
National File reported that one person had been shot inside the Capitol Building, and were able to confirm that a woman had been taken outside of the building on a gurney. New videos now show the young Trump supporting woman, who was unarmed, severely bleeding from the neck after reportedly being shot by the DC Police.This is an outrage, and it's disgusting. After something like this, you know this whole mess won't go quietly into the night, and have to wonder what's going to happen at this point onwards?
Update: Gateway Pundit has more on the violent response police had towards unarmed protestors.
If you’ve been reading my posts, you know that it’s a strong (very strong) indicator of fraud when votes suddenly vanish from a candidate’s tally. There’s currently unrefuted evidence that this happened to Trump in both Georgia and Pennsylvania. Now, there’s evidence (which still needs to be corroborated) that it happened to David Perdue in his race against the Democrat nonentity, Jon Ossoff.Here's more on the Wash. Times about what's turning out to be very suspicious. And it paints a very alarming picture of where the USA is going, when people are getting their votes rendered meaningless through voter fraud, coupled with a refusal by SCOTUS to do their job defending the US laws.
I’ve written twice about the vanishing vote problem (here and here). Here’s the recap: Voting is an additive process. Every ballot cast adds one vote for the candidate named on the ballot. [...]
An organization called the Data Integrity Group, made up of scientists, engineers, and data analysts, has been carefully going through election tallies in all the contested states. In the links I gave above, the group shows that votes that had accrued to Trump in both Georgia (tens of thousands) and Pennsylvania (hundreds of thousands) either vanished entirely or magically moved to Biden. To date, I’m unaware of any information contesting this finding.
When you think about it, you can understand why vanishing votes is a thing. At the end of the day, we know how many people have voted in a given precinct. For example, if it’s a small precinct with 100 people, there can be only 100 ballots.
On a related note, Eric Trump's made clear that Republicans who refuse to defend Donald at a most serious moment in history will lose their careers:
Trump said, “Tomorrow’s gonna tell you a lot about the country. Because I can tell you, Sean, any senator or any congressman, meaning on this side, that does not fight tomorrow — their political career is over because the MAGA movement is going nowhere. My father has created the greatest political movement in American history.”Indeed. Those who refuse to be courageous must be voted out.