Thursday, October 19, 2023

Giving Gazans work permits within Israeli parameters enabled them to plan the massacre

One of the reasons the Hamas was able to conduct such a horrific attack on October 7 was because of the work permits Israel made the grave mistake of providing:
Among the litter of guns, korans, and maps discarded by the Hamas terrorists whose bodies lie alongside bullet-riddled vehicles and dusty roads are green Gaza IDs with work permits. Normally residents of the Hamas territory can’t enter Israel, but work permits allowed over 20,000 Gazans to enter Israel. When some returned, it was as Hamas rapists and killers.

The Hamas invasion succeeded so well because the terrorists had an intimate knowledge of the communities they were targeting because they had worked there or had intelligence from those who had worked there. The attackers had detailed maps and building layouts. One woman whose husband and son were murdered said that the Hamas terrorists knew the names of the people, how many children they had and even which of them owned dogs.

Last year, Secretary of State Blinken addressed a J Street even and told the anti-Israel lobby that the Biden administration had pushed Israel to “improve the lives of Palestinians” by, among other things, “issuing thousands of work permits for Palestinians in Gaza”.

The number of exits from Gaza into Israel rose sharply under the Biden administration and the left-wing Bennett-Lapid government which handed out an unprecedented number of work permits.

In 2021, there had been a total of only 7,500 exits a month from Gaza, but by July 2022, there had been 35,370 exits.

The massive increase was due to the work permits that the Biden administration had sought and that Bennett, Lapid and Gantz had willingly provided. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made the decision to increase the number of work permits from 5,000 to 15,000. Defense Minister Benny Gantz assessed the security situation and approved the move which embedded Hamas terrorists into Israel. By late 2022, the number had expanded to 17,000.
While Lapid and Gantz, along with Biden and Blinken, obviously have to shoulder much guilt, even Bennett - and Ayelet Shaked - have to shoulder much blame for enabling this, by pulling a coup d'etat, all because they didn't like Netanyahu, and come to think of it, they clearly didn't like Donald Trump either. Now, untold damage has occurred by enabling terrorist moles to gather information for planning the massacre that could've been avoided if they really cared about safety. Now, it's crystal clear they don't. And, lest we forget, even Israeli employers must be utterly ashamed of themselves for employing these monsters to begin with.

In another related subject, an insurrection led by pro-Hamas demonstrators took place at Capitol Hill, and unlike the pro-Trump protestors on January 6, 2021, nobody's calling these criminals for what they are:
About one hundred pro-Palestinian insurrectionists occupied a federal House office building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, chanting “ceasefire now” and “let Gaza live.”

The insurrectionists, many who wore face masks and dressed in black and flew a banner demanding that Israel stop defending itself from rocket attacks against civilians, occupied the ground floor of the Cannon Office Building, one of three main buildings where congressional staff and lawmakers work.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib was leading the protest:
No shock at all. And the Democrats will continue to be okay with this, and do nothing to expel her from their repulsive ranks.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was on the scene and noted a double standard between the pro-Palestinian insurrectionists and the protestors on January 6. “There’s an insurrection happening now on Capitol Hill,” her video caption read of the event. “They are claiming they want peace but they want money to go to terrorists.”
Some news reports noted that the far-left Jewish Voice for Peace was involved. No shock that self-haters would participate either. What next, will Neturei Karta turn up? And what are the chances that nobody who took part in this left-wing insurrection will ever be prosecuted?

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

USA government hires pro-Hamas PLO spokesperson to help bring Gazans into the country

While Republicans oppose bringing Muslims from Gaza into the USA, the Biden administration is making sure that's what'll be done, as they hired a PLO employee to handle such affairs:
The U.S. immigration enforcement agency hired a former spokeswoman for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and put her in a position to determine who gets to come into the country as an immigrant or “asylum seeker.” Now the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officer is repeatedly posting pictures of Hamas terrorists parachuting in with guns and writing, “F*** Israel and any Jew who supports Israel,” a Daily Wire investigation found.

Nejwa Ali worked in 2016 and 2017 as a public affairs officer for the Palestinian Delegation to the U.S., which according to its own website, served as the “PLO office in D.C.” That office was expelled from the country by the Trump administration, but Ali landed on her feet, according to a screenshot of her LinkedIn profile, securing a job at DHS as an “Asylum Officer,” where she was tasked with “applying immigration laws and regulations to asylum applications.”

This January, she moved over to being an Adjudication Officer for the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (CIS). People with that job, according to the agency, “analyze new or amended legislation and policy, prepare written reports of findings, and review and make determinations on cases for immigration benefits.”

Though Ali’s job at DHS included vetting people to make sure they were not a threat to the country before letting them in, it’s not clear that anyone from the agency vetted her. That her primary allegiance was to the Palestinians, not the United States, was evident from her social media profiles, where she posts as “Falastine Mi Amor.”

She has posted extremist rhetoric continuously to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for years — rhetoric that intensified this month as Palestinian terrorists murdered over 1,000 Jews on October 7 and Ali cheered. “F*** Israel, the government, and its military. Are you ready for your downfall?” she wrote on Instagram after the attacks

According to her social media profiles — which say she is “American born, Palestinian @ heart” — Ali is from Dearborn, Michigan, a hotbed of unassimilated immigrants where thousands reportedly took to the streets in support of the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel.

Ali has made several posts glorifying the terrorist attacks on Israel, including one depicting armed terrorists paragliding into the Jewish state with the caption, “Free PALESTINE.” [...]

USCIS declined to say why it would hire someone who previously worked for a foreign quasi-government that was expelled from the United States and put them in position to determine who was allowed to come into the country
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The United States is facing pressure from the political Left to welcome Palestinian refugees into the country amid Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. It is officers like Ali who would be tasked with advising the government whether or not it would be safe to grant entry to an applicant.
This of course contradicts Biden's alleged positions, no matter how you view the issue. Making matters worse is that Scotland's Muslim First Minister, Humza Yousaf, is welcoming these Gazans into the northern UK, as he announced on social media: This has got to be one of the worst things about this Trojan horse who got in mostly as a result of previous First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's pandering to LGBT ideology. He's enabling horrible personalities to enter the UK, where they could infest the rest of the country by extension.

Schools in USA desensitize children to violence, and employ rotten apples

Michele Exner warns of the serious topic of universities and schools alike in the USA that have clouded their students' judgement when it comes to Islamic jihadism, and practically desensitized them to violence:
There should have been a resounding and unified condemnation against these barbaric attacks, but shockingly, the statements from student groups and universities across the U.S. like Harvard, Columbia, Stanford and George Washington University, showed many young Americans siding with Hamas terrorists instead of standing up for the innocent people targeted and killed.

Much attention has been given to the radical protests and anti-Israel rhetoric coming out of college campuses, but it would be naive to think these students developed this warped sense of morality in just a few years or in a few classes at college. What we are witnessing is the manifestation of hate-filled indoctrination that has taken root in K-12 classrooms across the country.

Schools have become infatuated with teaching children that the entire world exists in a paradigm of oppressed versus oppressor. This hierarchy of oppression has replaced moral teachings of right and wrong. It has programmed students to wrongly believe violence is justified if it is carried out against a group deemed the “oppressor” by prevailing progressive ideologues.

Parents Defending Education has tracked dozens of incidents of school districts incorporating these reprehensible lessons into curriculums and teacher training sessions.

In New Haven Unified School District’s Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Academy, which is part of James Logan High School in California, the course’s objective was to teach students to challenge and criticize “power, oppression, capitalism, white supremacy, imperialism, colonialism.”

In a proposed ethnic studies curriculum in Jefferson Union High School District in San Mateo County, California, students are expected to learn “systems of oppression” with lessons on the “Four I’s of Oppression,” power and privilege, and colonialism. One example included in the lessons focuses on “Palestinian dispossession of lands/identity/culture through Zionist settler colonialism.”

[...] In Boston, public schools incorporated an ethnic studies curriculum focused on oppression and examining the so-called “pillars of white supremacy.”

If it was not bad enough this propaganda was being forced on American kids under the guise of “ethnic studies,” there have been accounts of school officials and even school board members who have promoted hateful rhetoric.

On May 13, 2021, Abrar Omeish, who continues to serve as a sitting member on the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Board, uploaded an antisemitic post on her Facebook page accusing Israel of being an apartheid state and colonizers. The account she used is also the one she uses for her official duties.
And all these years, nothing was done to get these kind of people out of the public school system. You can't be shocked it could come to this then. There've even been similar cases occurring with movements like the ADL, which degenerated into a cesspool of wokeness some time ago, and following offensive incidents in which Hamas supports in the USA tore down posters featuring pictures of victims of kidnap/rape/murder, it also turns out one of those who did such a truly abominable act was an employee at ADL:
One of the NYU students who brazenly ripped down posters of Israeli hostages is an activist “extremely passionate about fighting racial profiling” who blamed her behavior on misplaced anger.

Yazmeen Deyhimi — a junior at the top university who once worked for the Anti-Defamation League — admitted to tearing apart banners that were plastered outside NYU’s Tisch Hall, in a shameless act that was caught on video.

Deyhimi came clean on her Instagram account after the action ignited social media outcry and calls for the school to hold the perpetrators accountable.

“I have found it increasingly difficult to know my place as a biracial brown woman, especially during these highly volatile times,” she wrote.
What she's doing is a truly shameless display of victimology. What's really weird here is that:
According to her LinkedIn profile, Deyhimi is an advocate against Muslim bigotry and spent a summer working with the ADL as a CSC Education Intern when she was just 15 years old.
If she means she's opposed to bigotry espoused by Muslims, she lied via her behavior. And it's not going to be easy to excuse her even now. She should be ostracized, and told to repost the advertisements she and her cronies tore down. The accomplices must be identified and ostracized as well.
“After review, we can confirm that one of the participants was part of an ADL high-school level summer internship in 2019,” a spokesperson for the organization told The Post.

“We fully condemn her actions and hope that the apology she issued is the first step towards working to repair the harm and deep hurt her actions caused.”

The ADL has since taken down a blog post announcing the Long Island native as one of the 12 student leaders joining the program, describing Deyhimi as “extremely passionate about fighting racial profiling and championing gender equality.”
As noted here:
While Jonathan Greenblatt has performed okay during the current crisis, I warned that the changes he made to the ADL have actually infected the group with extremists who hate Israel and Jews. [...]
If the ADL doesn't part ways with them collectively - say, if there's 20, to make sure all 20 are completely dismissed - then they shouldn't even continue to function as a movement at all. It's clear at this point they've failed their mission.

What begins with Jews never ends with them

Ron Jager reminds everybody of the Islamic connections with the National Socialists during WW2, and how it never ends with just Jews:
The common thread unifying the desire for the total destruction of Jews is shared by both the radical Islamism of Hamas and Nazi ideology. This common bond of “purifying” humanity of any Jewish presence promoted and upheld by radical Islamism and Nazi ideology began during the early decades of the previous century. One cannot deny the nearly identical ideological and doctrinal models used by the Nazis and todays Hamas who promote the total annihilation of Jews and the state of Israel. Nazi ideology spoke of “redemptive anti-Semitism”, namely a form of anti-Semitism that explains all in the world by offering a form of “redemption” by exterminating and purifying humanity of the Jews. Hamas provides the same rational for murdering Jews and Israelis in particular. Hamas religious and political leaders broadcast daily sermons of incitement to murder Jews promising heaven and redemption for those that carry out this call to rid the world of Jews. [...]

The connection between the Palestinian Arabs and the Nazi regime in Germany however runs much deeper. A key player was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini who met covertly with representatives of the Nazi SS intelligence arm during the late 1930s, and not coincidently with Otto Adolf Eichmann, who was a German-Austrian Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer and one of the major implementers of the Holocaust’s systematic annihilation and extermination of European Jewry. An interesting footnote to Al-Husseini’s family lineage; Yasser Arafat, deceased leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, an organization that was dedicated to the murdering of Jews and the destruction of the State of Israel, was a first nephew of Al-Husseini.

What starts with the Jews never ends with the Jews. The first airplane that was hijacked was an Israeli airplane, and today at every airport at every country in the world, we now line up for security checks, so the world should be concerned. The danger of dismissing the axis of Jew hatred as personified by the Palestinian Arab Hamas terror organization, the heads of the Iranian Regime, their paymasters in the Qatar Regime and the Palestinian Authority lead by Mohammed Abbas lies in there inherent danger for the whole world as today’s modern torch bearers of Nazism.
This is information that nobody sensible should overlook.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Joshua Muravchik, Making David into Goliath

At Amazon, Joshua Muravchik, Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel.

Also, See, Michael Curtis, Should Israel Exist?: A Sovereign Nation Under Attack by the International Community.

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What Larry Hama says following the Hamas bloodbath against Israelis

I dicovered veteran GI Joe comics writer Hama commented on the Hamas abominations against Israeli victims on the 12th of October, with the following: And I may as well post the text plain below too, along with some screencaps:
How do certain people equate deliberately murdering children and decapitating babies with the targeting of terrorist infrastructure that results in collateral death of civilians? How do you ignore intent?
I'd really like to appreciate that he recognizes that gory murders of infants are repulsive and inexcusable. But then, he dampened the impact with a response to somebody offering a perceptive viewpoint. First, what the respondent says:
Because the pathological belief that the Palestinians are oppressed underdogs rather than what they are- a generalized menace to the region.
A very perceptive viewpoint. But, what did Hama say in return? This is, quite honestly, disappointing:
I think the Palestinians have as legitimate a beef as Native Americans. And I think the current Israeli government should not be confused with the Israeli people. Every single Israeli I know personally hates Netenyahu. Nothing good has ever come of partition. It is a complex issue, rife with what-aboutisms, and bad players on both sides. But, the creeps who are cheering for people who cut the heads off infants are pieces of shit in my book. We dealt with Calley and Medina. If you don't police your own bad apples, you are no better than them.
I wonder why he doesn't have the courage to verify whether the Israelis he knows are as left-wing as he is? That's the problem with men of his sort, they won't look beyond those they already know, nor do they consider what the Koran's built upon. He also takes a viewpoint that ignores a sizable majority elected the parties comprising the current Israeli government, denies any validity to Israel's historical residency in areas like Gaza, and even clearly buys into the propaganda first begun in the mid-20th century of a "palestinian people" of Arab/Islamic background. He might also want to consider even Indians of the north American continent have blame to shoulder for being part of slavemongering against Blacks. But if he believes in the vitality of policing your own side, does he have any complaints about how leftists are failing to do so, when there's universities allowing horrific movements to dominate there, and turning their backs on Jewish targets? Not to mention the continuing deterioration of USA cities under Democrat control, including New York City, and even Philadelphia and Chicago, to name but some. Hama's apparent disinterest in considering all these issues and commenting on them unambiguously is only prolonging the problem. Which includes even Ta-Nehisi Coates, who signed onto a letter supporting Hamas. If Hama's worried about whether the left pays attention to its own, will he complain how this despicable man was/is still allowed to write mainstream comics? The commentor said:
The problem with the Palestinians as a group is they have backstabbed every Arab government thar ever tried helping them out. Jordan invited them in, and they thanked King Hussein by almost getting them into another war with the Israelis then trying to assassinate him twice. Black September, 1970. Then Jordan's expulsion of the PLO dumped them in Lebanon, which started their civil war and doomed them as a country. The Egyptians already have a jihadi problem and rightfully refuse to import more. So the Palestinians have to accept, but won't, that their own leaders have sold them out for fifty years, Arafat alone having stole billions, Hamas and Hez are Iranian puppets, and they're going to get used as cannon fodder in a war that may get them all killed. Which sucks, but even the Israelis who felt bad for them don't care after this.
While there are some impressive points to be made here, I still can't help but wonder if even this particular respondent isn't as well-informed as he could be, which dampens the impact of this too as a result. Another said:
It's impossible to empathize with anyone that commits the atrocities that Hamas has committed. I just don't see where they see this going. What support they had is surely reduced as the world unites by the horrors committed.
It definitely should be, but there's still alarming portions who support these abominations around the world, even in Britain, and that's just the beginning. It's also crucial to consider how the Democrats welcomed delegates like Rashida Tlaib into their ranks. Here's another reply to Hama:
Everything I know about the region and its troubles pointed to fault on BOTH sides....UNTIL....Saturday's events and the following days... I was willing to listen to both sides....I'm not now. Murdering babies...nearly 40 babies I'm told, means that any complexity in the issue just got a whole lot simpler....fuck Hamas....light them up.
One more person so far says:
I believe people cherry pick the facts that fit the narrative they want it to be
Something leftists like Hama have to consider. His continued associations with the left in any way after horrors like this only makes this all the more galling and deplorable, and will not improve the situations at hand. I've got a sad feeling that despite all he says, he won't ever travel to Israel specifically to meet with anybody considered right-wing, let alone religious/Zionist, may not even meet with victims of Islamic terrorism, nor will he ever study the Koran's contents, or even publicly condemn far-leftists unambiguously. All because his stature as a GI Joe writer, or even the most significant writer for Wolverine's 1st volume, is apparently so important he must remin within the left's "good graces" for eternity. At least, that's what people like him seem to believe.