Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stolen land

Dear Friends,


I agree with the EU funded, anti-Israel organization MIFTAH.  NGO-monitor reveals that MIFTAH fabricates evidence against Israel.  They are “a political lobbying group which … despite claiming to be non-partisan, … is extremely politicized, uses Durban strategy rhetoric, characterizes terrorists as "activists" and "freedom fighters," and promotes political campaigns.”


So how can I agree with them? 


They say that “Mideast Peace Can’t Be Built on Stolen Land”. 


So with all the racist hoo-hah trying to stop  Jews from building on legitimately purchased land in our own capital, let me ask MIFTAH to please start campaigning for the return of ALL the stolen lands over the 1967 armistice lines – starting with Jerusalem and its surrounds.  For example the Palestinian “refugee camp” of Qalandiya, stolen from its legitimate Jewish owners by none other than the venerable UN.  Or the other hundreds and hundreds of acres in Jerusalem specifically earmarked for Jewish settlement at the time of its legal and legitimate purchase from its original owners by the Jewish National Fund, permanently  usurped by Jordan when they invaded Israel, now closely built with illegal Arab-occupied structures.  Read about it here.


Maybe the first “illegal settlement” that the IDF should be called to vacate is the one first built – the UNRWA office in Qalandiya.


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Monday, July 20, 2009

Theater of the absurd

Dear Friends,


Four  items caught my attention in today’s newsbag:


1.       Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (a.k.a. the terrorist Abu Mazen) accused Israel of trying to “Judaicize” East Jerusalem.  Excuse me!  Why is it that the PA controlled Waqf won’t let Jews even move their lips in case they might pray at the edge of the Temple Mount?  Exactly who is trying to push their religion and wipe out someone else’s?  In which cities in the world is it illegal for the adherents of a particular religion to purchase land or live?  Friends, the answer is not Israel.  I believe that it is only the Arab world (including the Palestinian Authority) that is allowed to practice such racist apartheid practices.


2.       And pushing this Palestinian racism with even the most absurd of arguments is the British consulate, which doesn’t seem to have shed its anti-Semitic and pro-Arab tendencies from the days of the British Mandate over Palestine.  In objecting to a Jewish owned hotel venture in East Jerusalem, “The U.K. envoys also expressed concern that construction activity so close to the consulate could lead to an intelligence leak.” I guess they are not worried by Arab neighbours – but being close to Jews might make their limited brains fall out.


3.       And at last something sensible. No wonder it didn’t make it to the mainstream media.   


Israeli officials took a step on behalf of captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, preventing 15 French diplomatic officials accompanied by Jerusalem consular officials from entering Gaza, where they hoped to take part in Bastille Day festivities.


A source stated that Israel cannot permit them to celebrate a day of freedom while Gilad Shalit, who also has French citizenship, remains hostage to Hamas terrorists, now in his fourth year of captivity.


4.       Who killed Yasser Arafat?  Every good Palestinian can believe his government controlled press.  The Israelis  are responsible for everything bad in the world, no?  Palestinian Media Watch reports that there is new competition for the coveted title of Mr Evil. Seems that PLO leader (and PFLP terrorist) Ahmad Jibril told the secret that everyone has been whispering since Arafat got ill.  He claims concrete evidence that jolly Yasser had AIDS, and that’s what killed him.  The official PA position is, of course that the “cursed [Jewish] apes and pigs” of Israel poisoned Arafat, with permission of the US together with French medical co-conspirators.  Al-Jazeera chimes in with the latest conspiracy theory that Mahmoud Abbas was the perpetrator.  Who cares, you ask?  The interesting thing is that the PA, which has “no power” to stop the racist anti-Jewish, anti-Israel and pro-terror incitement on its state controlled media, was able to immediately ban Al-Jazeera from the Palestinian Authority  airwaves for its incitement against the hard done-by Abu Mazen.





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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The big truth

Dear Friends,


Over the years we have seen Israel on the losing end of an ongoing propaganda war that has increasingly besmirched its image in the media and has increasingly affected the realpolitik of the world in which we live and operate.


The pattern is consistent.  The Palestinian lobby starts with a lie which is so unbelievable that we belittle it – or even ignore it.  The lie is repeated often enough until the world believes it – and even our natural supporters in the Jewish Diaspora begin to adopt it, repeat it and reinforce it.  It then becomes a reality we have to deal with.  Eventually even the Israeli government toes the line.  Frankly we are fools.  And if we ever thought “never again!”, why don’t we fight back?


Let’s understand how it works.  The “big lie” was most famously defined by Hitler – in fact in a “big lie” hidden within a “big lie” – he accused the Jews of using the tactic:


“…in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation… would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.” —Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X


United States Office of Strategic Services wartime description of Hitler’s Psychological Profile showed how he used the tactic:


“His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.”


And the Palestinians adopted Hitler’s ways.  Amongst their own public and in the international arena.


Let’s take, as an example, the “illegal” settlements beyond the 1967 armistice line, in what is “rightful Palestinian territory”, that have become in the world’s mind the only “obstacle to peace”.  If Israel would only abandon the settlements, the world would support Israel, peace would miraculously descend from heaven resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, magically diffuse over the entire Middle East, and the Messianic era would usher in world peace. Leaving aside whether one thinks that settlements are a good idea, a bad idea, should be dismantled or not, are a blessing or a curse – the fundamental assumptions are simply balderdash.


The Arab world rejected Israel and launched non-stop wars and terrorist campaigns against Israel’s citizens before a single settlement  existed beyond the 1967 armistice lines.  At least some “post-1967 Settlements” were re-established on Jewish owned lands, where the surrounding Arab neighbours had massacred the inhabitants during one or another of these violent attempts to purge the region of Jews.  There are many eminent international lawyers who would contend that the vast majority of the settlements in Judea and Samaria are perfectly acceptable under international law.


Most telling, however, is the experiment which thoroughly tested and disproved the idea that removing settlements or Jews from “Palestine” will somehow magically lead to peace.  In September 2005, all the settlements in the Gaza strip were voluntarily abandoned. The Gaza strip was made completely “Judenrein” or Jew-free.  


We all know the results.  The world “rewarded” Israel by allowing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon address a near-empty plenum of the UN, and then promptly placed all blame for Palestinian failures on Israeli shoulders.  Instead of an opportunity for state-building, the Palestinians chose a path of self-destruction and terrorist war against Israel.  Rocket attacks, suicide bombings, and internal violence and corruption didn’t let up for a moment.  And the infant Gaza economy was deliberately destroyed from the inside. 


But, we are told, Hamas did all of this, and that the Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) led Palestinian Authority is “different”, “moderate” and “responsible”.  


Another big lie. 


The very same Abbas led Palestinian Authority was in power in Gaza when Israel left.  Hamas didn’t come to power until June 2007 – some twenty months later!  And Abbas’ Fatah political party, which also controls the Al Aqsa terrorists, has (in Arabic only, of course) consistently agreed with Hamas.  Just last week, a Fatah activist once again declared on PA Television that they don’t want peace.  As Fatah strong man Mahmoud Dahlan explained on PA Television in March, the Palestinians will not recognise Israel; any contrary statements are purely designed to obtain international funds and support.  Is it any wonder that Abbas refuses Benjamin Netanyahu’s unconditional invitation to meet to discuss peace?


Don’t misunderstand me.  I am in favour of anything that has a reasonable chance of bringing peace to our region.  But Israel is being pushed to make huge one-sided high-risk concessions, for which it gets little or nothing in return; all on the basis of a web of lies that have been thoroughly disproved, but repeated often enough, loudly enough and from high enough places that the world either pretends to or really does believe.


And this is just one the most recent example of the way the Palestinians and the world have adopted Adolf Hitler’s “big lie” principle to outflank the Jews.


But how to fight back?  The only way I can think of is to tell “the big truth”.  Start calling out the truth loudly enough, clearly enough, often enough that it begins to stick.  Call every bluff in no uncertain terms. Don’t defend.  Fight back.  But it takes each and every one of us to do it.  Loudly.  Publicly.  Every time.


What truths can we tell?  How should we tell them?  Please post your ideas and comments at my website for everyone to read.



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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Dem Joos force EU to waste taxes on Palestinians

Dear Friends,


A European Commission technical assistant has created a storm by making political statements about Israel’s settlements in the West Bank, blaming Israel for the waste of European Taxpayer’s money.  Al-Jazeera (amongst others) reports the unnamed official as saying “[I]t is the European taxpayers who pay most of the price of this dependence, including US 280 million dollars so far this year, because settlements prevent the PA from functioning normally.”


This Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has put the clerk in his place with a well worded rebuke, delivered to the head of the EU delegation in Israel.  They not only point out what utter nonsense the man uttered, that he has no place taking a political stand, that his legal assumptions are way off base, that the economic assumptions are out of line with the facts on the ground, that in fact the West Bank economy has improving – even at a time when the rest of the world economies are shrinking - and that the politics that obviously drives him to speak out are not in synch with European or even Palestinian interests.


What the Israeli government did not say is something that has been shouted out by many independent critics for years – that the EU and many European governments have DELIBERATELY AND KNOWINGLY CHOSEN to throw money at the Palestinian cause, knowing full well that it is wasted – being diverted to support violence and corruption.  And every time a new report scratches away the thin veneer of respectability pasted on this blatant waste of public funds, European officials find another layer to patch it over.


This time, however, the old canard of “it’s all the Joos fault” simply reeks of base anti-Semitism.


If it is of any relevance, the Funding for Peace Coalition website or the website of the Taxpayers Alliance or my own archive will give you plenty of background about the known waste of international donations to the Palestinian cause.



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