Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Leftist Dean at Ben Gurion University Indicted for Sexual Harassment of his Students
Leftist Dean at Ben Gurion "University" Indicted for Sexual Harassment of his Students
As Seinfeld would say, "Newman!!"
David Newman is, or at least was up unto this week, the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities at Ben Gurion "University." The right-hand man of BGU president Rivka Carmi, Newman is a leftist liar, the close colleague and sidekick of the anti-Semitic Boycott-Israel extremist Neve Gordon, Israel's Norman Finkelstein.
Newman is a third-rate geographer who single-handedly built the department of politics at BGU into the worst anti-Israel propaganda center in the country, one in which no non-leftists or Zionists are permitted to teach, one in which students fear to contradict the anti-Israel rhetoric of the faculty. Standards in that department are so low that an international panel of experts called for closing it down altogether. Newman has long defended BDS terrorism against Israel. He crayons columns for the Jerusalem Post. He has repeatedly published lies about me.
And now Komrad Newman is facing prosecution for sexual harassment of students at BGU. The evidence is so overwhelming that even Carmi, who has always had Newman's back, could not sweep it under the carpet. This is the same Carmi who prosecuted a rightwing faculty member for sexual harassment when he forgot to close his zipper (see http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/BGU%20-%20Rivka%20Carmi%20-%20investigates%20critic%20in%20zippergate.htm ) and who fired another faculty member from a position because he said he does not like the idea of gay couple raising children.
Here is the Haaretz report:
Ben Gurion University's Prof. David Newman faces disciplinary proceedings over sexual harassment complaint
According to the complaint, Newman, dean of the humanities and social sciences faculty, made sexually suggestive comments to a female student, embraced her and asked her to stay overnight with him.
By Yarden Skop | May 3, 2016 | 7:55 PM | 1
Ben-Gurion University has decided to begin disciplinary proceedings against one of its deans, Prof. David Newman, following a sexual harassment complaint by a student who worked under him.
Newman's position as dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences makes him one of the university's top administrators.
Prof. Rivka Carmi, the university's president, recently received the findings of a preliminary inquiry carried out by the institution's sexual harassment complaints representative. After examining the findings, she decided to approve disciplinary proceedings against Newman, as she believed his actions had unequivocal sexual connotations.
The complainant has been a student in one of the departments where Newman teaches for the past several years. She also worked at the faculty of humanities and social sciences. She decided to file a complaint only after much hesitation, and said she did so only because the professor had serially harassed both her and some of her colleagues.
According to the complaint, Newman would frequently praise the student's looks and make suggestions to her, some of them sexual in nature. She repeatedly refused his suggestions and asked him to stop. In a few cases, he touched or embraced her.
Once, the complaint said, Newman suggested that she stay overnight with him. She refused and asked him to not repeat the offer. After that, she said, he continued harassing her, despite her refusals.
Eventually, she decided to quit her job at the faculty in order to avoid any professional contact with him.
Meanwhile, other people in the faculty decided to ask the university's sexual harassment complaints representative, Prof. Esther Priel, to look into Newman's behavior. The moment he found out Priel was looking into the matter, the complaint said, Newman tried to dissuade the student from filing her complaint.
After Priel finished her inquiry, she transferred her findings to Carmi, who decided to begin disciplinary proceedings.
Newman's attorney, Naomi Shalev Melzer, said, "Prof. Newman has no interest in proving anything or defending himself against anything in the pages of a newspaper, and he does not intend to recruit the media in order to prove his innocence. The confidential disciplinary process laid down in the academic bylaws is what will guide his steps, and he will act in accordance with its instructions."
The university said it "attributes supreme importance to eliminating sexual harassment, and it has acted and is acting in accordance with the law and with its orderly, scrupulous, process for preventing sexual harassment and examining every complaint. In its inquiry process, the university is scrupulous about preserving confidentiality, as mandated by law."
And so the Newman is about to join the Eyal Ben Ari fraternity:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Teenage girls stay in jail as Israel cracks down on settler protests
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
An Interview with Meretz Chairpeacenik Zehava Galon
By Steven Plaut
Good morning, Madame Chairperson, I would like to ask you about your thoughts on the events in Brussels this week.
Just call me Zehava, young man. Always glad to speak with representatives of the progressive Meretz-voting fourth estate. Clearly it was all the fault of Bibi Netanyahu, now what was the question again?
Madame Zehava, you have always claimed that Israel is the target of terrorism because it is an occupier, but Belgium is not occupying anything and in fact was twice occupied in the 20th century.
What kind of reactionary comment is that? What are you, young man, some sort of settler? A planted mole from Ad Kan?
I live in Ramat Aviv. But speaking of settlers, Belgium does not have any settlements anywhere, so why was it the victim?
I do not make judgments and one woman's terrorist is another woman's victim. But why are you asking me all these Kahanist questions?
Madame Zehava, Israel has a military conflict with the Arab world, but Belgium does not have a military conflict with anyone. It does not participate in Allied actions against ISIS in Syria and elsewhere. In fact, it barely has a military.
Call security, someone let in this reactionary who is inciting against me and suppressing my freedom of speech!
Madame Zehava, you have always insisted that the only way for Israel to make peace is to be nice. Well, the Belgians were nice and even turned over much of Brussels to Islamists.
Did Im Tirtzu put you up to this? Take your baseball hat off, I want to see if you have a yarmulka hiding under it!
Madame Zehava, Brussels is the capital of the EU and the symbol of transcendence of narrow nation-state identity, which is what you have long advocated for Israel.
Beast, inciter, you are endangering my life! What is it with you, don't you read Haaretz?
Madame Zehava, Belgium is the ultimate state for two ethnic groups living side by side in tranquility! Like in the Meretz vision for Israel. Why was it targeted?
Ok, your time is up, I have a luncheon engagement at the Shenkin Shenkin House of White Meat. Where is my damn bodyguard?
2. An Open Letter to the Belgian Prime Minister from Shimon Peres
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
My heartfelt sympathies to you and the Belgian people for the acts of protest carried out in Brussels this week. This really is a wake-up call for us all.
You and I must really speak about how to deal with the atrocities and protests, including the attacks on Brussels, by these misunderstood activists.
Mister Prime Minister, I have a great deal of experience in dealing successfully with terrorism and this is why I wish to come to your assistance.
The first thing you must realize is that one can only make peace with one's enemies. With one's friends there is no need to make peace. There is no military solution to the problems of terrorism, and this is why you must seek a diplomatic solution. "No Justice, No Peace," as they say.
You must invite the leaders of this activist organization to the Belgian Parliament and perhaps tour the EU district. You must learn to feel their pain and understand their needs. You must offer to turn parts of Flanders over to them so that stateless Muslims can have their own state. I have no doubt the Muslim world will applaud your efforts.
You must meet the demands of the protesters in full. In addition, you must offer them Internet services and five-star tourist hotels in exchange for their promising to abandon violence. After all, that is how we in Israel, under my leadership, turned Yasir Arafat into a peace partner!
You see, military force serves no role any more. It is passé. It is archaic. Today, economic interests dominate the world and the Islamist activists of the earth will surely make peace in exchange for some profits from participating in global trade.
The fact is, you have been insufficiently sensitive in understanding the needs of Muslims. You took fundamentalist rhetoric at face value, whereas we in Israel know all this talk is empty and these people simply want peace.
Sure, Muslim fundamentalists praise Hitler and celebrate atrocities, but what is it that they REALLY want? How about sitting down with them in an effort to understand them?
You have been trying to rule over others and failed to be sensitive to their needs and aspirations. You must put your own house in order and eliminate inequality and injustice inside Wallonia, and then the terrorists will no longer target you.
The key is to build a new order in which everyone is so busy with important matters like developing tourism and making investments in high technology that they simply have no time to pursue violence.
Moreover, if you strike at the perpetrators of terrorist attacks, you will simply extend and enlarge the cycle of violence. Your bombs will no doubt injure some innocent children and civilians alongside any terrorist activists you strike, and that will simply enrage the rest of the world and lead the victims to seek revenge.
And if you refuse to negotiate with them, their leaders will be toppled and really violent fanatics will take their place. In that case, you will have lost the window of opportunity to make peace. Begin by declaring a unilateral ceasefire!
Mister Prime Minister, blessed is the peacemaker. All we are saying is give peace a chance. You will be cheered and awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of your statesmanship. Do not allow yourself to be drawn into the gutter of violence. Violence never achieves anything. History is no lesson. History is the dead past. End the cycle of violence. Show restraint. Forgo the juvenile impulse to avenge.
Mister Prime Minister, the proof is in the pudding. My own peace policies have eliminated war and bloodshed and terror from the Middle East. We no longer have terrorists to deal with in the Levant, only potential peace partners. If you follow in my footsteps, you can achieve the same lofty results.
3. THE BRUSSELS ATROCITIES NEED AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE!! LABEL ALL PRODUCTS IMPORTED FROM BELGIUM AS COMING FROM OCCUPIED FLANDERS AND OCCUPIED WALLONIA!!
4. AMOS THE SCARECROW OF OZ CONTRIBUTES 15,000 NIS TO THE ESPIONAGE TREASON GROUP, "BREAKING THE SILENCE."
EVERY TIME YOU BUY AN OZ BOOK, YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO TREASON.
5. Best Purim costume:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
BELGIANS REAP WHAT THEY SOWED
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Two Jews and an Israeli Arab Stage Belgian Opera Celebrating Mass Murder and Suicide Terrorsm against Jews
This is not a spoof.
The opera in question is based on the classic Samson and Delilah opera by Camille Saint-Saens, except that in this case Samson will be dressed as a Palestinian when he commits suicide in order to mass murder the Philistines, who in the opera are ... (you guessed it) ... the Israelis.
This celebration of suicide bombing and genocidal mass murder is to be staged by one Omri Nizsan with his Arab sidekick from the Galilee Amir Nizar Zoabi (probably a Bedouin, based on his name). The Jewish victims of the Philistines will be dressed as Gazan Arabs and identified as such. Samson is to be represented as the first "shaheed" or mass murderer through suicide terrorism. The producers claim it is all to be a protest against "occupations," including in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
The "opera" is to be staged at the Flemish Opera House in Antwerpen, just steps away from the city's large Jewish community. The location is ideal in case any in the audience decide to apply the ideas being communicated in the show and go out to murder a lot of local Jews. The Flemish Opera House is now directed by a self-hating leftist anti-Israel Jew (born in Zurich) named Aviel Cahn. His qualifications for running an opera are that he graduated from law school. (For more, see this :
Evidently an Israeli flag is to be burned in the show.
You may want to ask Mister Cahn why he is not staging an opera celebrating the rape of Belgium by the Kaiser in World War I, in which Belgium is shown as Chamor son of Shechem, while Germany is Dina. That should amuse the Belgiums even before the fat lady sings.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Haaretz joins the Hezb'Allah
For those who thought that Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, could not get any more treasonous, its new campaign this week is defending the Hezb'Allah. The background to this is that the entire Arab world through the Arab League, led by the Saudis, has denounced the Hezb'Allah as a terrorist group, as have all Western countries.
Well, the loyal and patriotic Arab members of the Knesset would have none of that. They denounced the Saudis and the Arab League for behaving as Israeli puppets for their denunciations of Hezb'Allah. The MKs have spent recent days saluting and defending the Hezb'Allah. Since the Hezbies are fighting alongside Asad's gangsters in Syria, the Israeli Arab Knesset Members are declaring jihad not only against Jews and Saudis, but also against Syrian Sunnis.
And that is sufficient reason for Haaretz to pick sides. As always toeing the line set by Haneen Zoabi and her fellow jihadis, Haaretz ran items this week celebrating Hezb'Allah and proclaiming that it is decidedly NOT a terrorist group:
Hezb'Allah according to Haaretz is just a defensive social welfare group, defending itself from Israeli aggression.
Up the street from me is a patch of road and sidewalks that are full of hundreds of pock marks. It is where a Hezb'Allah rocket exploded in a Haifa residential area in the war of 2006. The pocks are from the ball bearings loaded into it to create maximum civilian casualties.
As part of defensive social services of course.
If a dozen such rockets hit the Haaretz editorial offices, there would be peace in the Middle East!
2. LET'S STOP PRETENDING THAT SOCIOLOGY IS A BONA FIDE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE. IT IS TIME TO SHUT DOWN THE SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENTS IN ISRAEL, BECAUSE THEY ARE MARXIST ANTI-ISRAEL AGITPROP CENTERS:
Uri Ram is a professor of sociology at Ben Gurion "University" in occupied Be'er Sheba, and it is he that is leading the jihad of Israeli sociologists against Ariel University. Let's put aside the question of whether Ariel University would actually be better off without a department of sociology, in which case Marxist bashers of Israel would have to seek appointments at Ariel in other departments.
The question remains, who is this Uri Ram??
Uri Ram, a sociologist from Ben Gurion University, thinks Israel's very existence is a crime against humanity. He participates in the Stalin Day commemorations held periodically at Tel Aviv University.
The leftist Zionist David Hirsh fiercely told off Ram in Yediot Ahronot in a piece worth reading in full:
'Uri Ram's mistake is to assume that the boycott campaign is really about Israel. But it's not about Israel, stupid, nor is it about Palestine; it's about Britain. Nationalism can be an insidious temptation and it can narrow our perspective; it has narrowed Ram's perspective. He is not considering the effect or the symbolism of a campaign to exclude a significant proportion of the world's Jewish scholars from European universities; he is not thinking about how the argument to exclude is made in British public life. Ram seems only concerned with fighting an Israeli battle against the Israeli government.'
TIME TO BOYCOTT URI RAM'S INSTITUTION, BEN-GURION "UNIVERSITY"
3. QUESTION FOR HEADS OF MERETZ: IN WHICH SECTIONS OF THE KOTEL SHOULD THE TRANSGENDERED DAVEN??
4. The posting the censored "Academia" list refused to run:
The "Academia" chat list is a censored restricted chat list run by David Levy-Faur, who has indicated that it is open only to those who oppose the "Kibush" ("occupation"). This past week, the list "debated" the latest atrocity by Anat Matar, who is among the worst radical anti-Israel "academics" working against Israel at Tel Aviv University. Matar may be best remembered for celebrating Arab terrorists who murder Jews and for demanding a world boycott against the Technion. Seehttp://isracampus.org.il/…/TAU%20-%20TAU%20Donor%20calls%20… and http://isracampus.org.il/…/Editorial%20-%20Joel%20Amitai%20…. This week she is in Helsinki (with university funds?) to promote BDS terrorism against Israel.
Levy-Faur ran a long series of postings by people claiming that anyone denouncing Matar is a "McCarthyist," but refused to allow the following posting to run:
I would like to know why not a single one of the free-speech mock-absolutists here on the list has spoken out against the banning of the book "Torat Hamelekh" and the prosecution of its authors and of rabbis recommending the book. Selective book-burning is now progressive? Why has not a single absolutist defending Haneen Zonabi and her posse denounced the banning of Lehava from campuses nor the attempts to criminalize Im Tirtzu? Why have the pretend-absolutists had nothing to say about the labeling of Im Tirtzu students as "fascists"? Why not a single word condemning the fascist harassment SLAPP suits filed by leftists, including members of this list, for the purpose of suppressing freedom of speech? Why not a single expression of resentment at the denial to Prof Robert Aumann of an honorary PhD because he holds wrong opinions? Why not a single word about the policy of Ben Gurion University to prevent non-leftists from teaching political science? Why no response to the petitions demanding that author Edwin Black be prohibited from speaking on campuses in Israel, or that Colonel Pnina Sharvit-Baruch be prevented from teaching?
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Bike Seat Bonkers
For those who think politics just could not get any more infantile than the US debate over Trump's petzele, just consider the choking hysteria of the media Left in Israel over a satirical Purim-season joke about one of the dumber Labor Party Knesset Members in Israel.
A right-leaning religious commentator on TV (one of the very few) wearing a red wig joked about Stav Shafir riding her bike without the seat, I guess meaning the seat pole stuck upwards into her own petzele. The leftist media in Israel are aghast. I suggest that they all count to 10 if they know how to and take some Preparation H, just in time for Adar Bet.
The leftist media moonbats in Israel and their radical feminizt bosom buddies had a fit when a religious news commentator suggested in a Purim gag that a Labor Party Knesset Member ride her bike without the bike seat.
Want to know what did NOT upset the leftist media moonbats?
It was at the conference on "culture" run by Haaretz this week, in which a flaky leftist "actor" named Ariel Bronz shoved an Israeli flag up his rear end. Bronz has a long track record of proclaiming his disgust and hatred for everything Israeli - see http://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/theater/.premium-1.2757437 (open only on an empty stomach) - so naturally Haaretz wanted him to star at their cultural congress.
Can it be far off when he will get tenure at Ben Gurion 'University'?
2. Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, has a new bogeyman - the "Judaizing" of Jerusalem.
This from the dervishes of paganism and Stalinism.
The journalist who wrote this piece, Uri Blau, was convicted of espionage in the Anat Kamm affair.
3. Indict the postman for biting the dog! Rare? When have leftists and Arabs ever been indicted for "incitement" in Israel?
Israel's politicized judicial system on display - finally finds some "incitement" worth prosecuting:
A Jewish Israeli is charged with incitement to racism and violence against Arabs on Facebook.
4. Hamas' Gay Terror Leader:
http://www.israellycool.com/2016/03/01/terrorist-rubbed-out-for-suspected-hamasexuality%E1%B5%80%E1%B4%B9/ and http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/02/world/middleeast/hamas-commander-mahmoud-ishtiwi-killed-palestine.html?_r=2
5. FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS SEND THEIR KIDS TO OBERLIN "COLLEGE"
Friday, February 19, 2016
1. The Israeli media are buzzing over the comments of the chief-of-staff of the military, Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, on Wednesday. Speaking about soldiers opening fire on terrorists attempting to stab Jews, he said, "I Don't Want Soldiers Emptying Magazines on Girls With Scissors." The Left and its captive media had an orgasm, with one columnist proclaiming proudly that the general had joined the seditious foreign-funded 'Breaking the Silence.'
Let me say that as far as it goes, I agree with the general. I also do not want Israeli soldiers to empty their cartridge magazines shooting girls carrying scissors in a threatening manner. Why empty the magazines when two or three bullets should be sufficient? Too much waste in the military!
As for leftists going into ecstasy on their ecstasy at the words of the general, which they interpret as confirming their accusations that IDF soldiers are trigger-happy brutes, I decided to draw up a code of ethical conduct about the rules for limitations on open-fire that should immediately be adopted in the IDF. Here goes:
1. When you see a suspicious person approaching Peace Now members with a machete or axe, do not aim your weapon. Just stay put and sing John Lennon songs.
2. When a vehicle is speeding up and approaching a group of B'tselem members in a threatening manner, keep your rifle locked on safety and point your finger at the B'tselem members.
3. When some Palestinians are approaching the heads of Meretz carrying a device used to carry out female circumcisions, you may cross your legs in anguish but must not use any weapons.
4. When some Palestinians are seen setting up a rocket launcher aimed at the Department of Politics building at Ben Gurion 'University,' you should throw down your weapons and offer them bouquets of flowers.
5. When an Arab wearing a suicide explosives belt is seen entering the editorial offices of Haaretz, you must sing Kumbaya in 4 part harmony.
As for the general's comment that soldiers should aim at the knees of terrorists, I say that any soldier who never took an anatomy class in med school should be advised that the knees of terrorists are just above the belly button.
2. Bonkers with Bernie:
3. Move over Mr. Potato Head, here comes Rabbi Eggplant! https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12705340_1678346469087185_4341860584113919929_n.jpg?oh=17df7b05642fe6ffa73ccc8e7848c0b5&oe=57716DA9
Monday, February 15, 2016
Groupie of Murderer Pedophile Ezra Nawi awarded Israel Prize by Likud government:
1. Groupie of Murderer Pedophile Ezra Nawi awarded Israel Prize by Likud government:
The long tradition of Likud governments granting the Israel Prize and similar national honors to ultra-leftist haters of Israel continues. It was just announced that the groupie of pedophile murderer Ezra Nawi at the Hebrew University, Jew-4-Jihad David Shulman, is to be awarded the Israel Prize, and Naftali Bennett, as Minister of Education, thinks this is a great idea. Why him? I guess Norman Finkelstein or Ilan Pappe were not available.
Who is Shulman? See this:
He says Israel conducts pogroms:
He is a leading supporter of murderer and convicted pedophile Ezra Nawi:
2. THE REFORM SYNAGOGUE'S VERSION OF REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY: JUDAISM MUST BE REPLACED WITH POLITICAL LIBERALISM AGITPROP
3. Shlomo Sand is a Stalinist pseudo-academic from Tel Aviv University who is the worst anti-Semite in Israeli academia, and that is saying a lot. His 'expertise' is on the French cinema. See his newest exercise in foreskin envy in the Palestinian newspaper published in Hebrew : http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.703059
4. Austrians have been reading Haaretz: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Austrian-prosecutor-Call-to-kill-Jews-is-legal-criticism-of-Israel-390760
5. Peace Now fascist says Judaism caused the Holocaust: http://antisemitism-europe.blogspot.co.il/2015/10/israel-peace-activist-says-judaism.html
6. The entire Israeli Left is rallying behind the three Arab members of the fascist BALAD party who paid a visit to the families of Arabs killed while stabbing Jewish mothers and children, to show their endorsement of stabbing attacks against Jews. Almost every editorial and Op-Ed in Haaretz cheers on the Balad Three. They are the ONLY democratic politicians in Israel, chirps a Haaretz columnist. Their visit to support the stabbers of Jews is a great act of humanity, Haaretz declares in page after page.
The Balad Three are proving their humanity and devotion to Palestinian freedom, cries the Left. After lobbying for years to promote the agenda of the terrorists who murdered her own daughter, Nurit Peled Elhanan of the Hebrew University now endorses the three.
33 years ago this week a petty criminal named Yona Avrushmi tossed a grenade into a 'Peace Now' demonstration and killed one demonstrator, Emil Grunzweig, who became the Left's martyr saint. A few others near him were injured.
Now it occurs to me, if the rest of Israel would adopt the Left's ideals and mode of behavior, we would all make mass pilgrimage to the home of Yona Avrushmi, bring him gifts, sing songs of praise for him, nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize, devote dozens of Op-Eds to cheering his heroic resistance and devotion to peace, …
Friday, February 05, 2016
So imagine that the Israeli Knesset proclaimed Sabra-and-Shatilla Day a national festivity, with fireworks, picnics, and sweets handed out. Imagine the Lebanese perpetrators of Sabra and Shatilla were invited to the Knesset to be honored in a special celebratory feast. Then imagine that the two youths who murdered the Arab teenager Muhammad Abu Dhara in 2014 by burning him to death were proclaimed by Israel national heroes, their photos placed on postage stamps, their birthdays celebrated, streets named in their honor, their heroism taught in the schools. Imagine Baruch Goldstein, the guy who shot up the mosque in Hebron in 1994, proclaimed by the Knesset Israeli hero, where politicians made regular pilgrimage to his surviving family members to pay tribute to his murders, to raise their glasses in toasts.
Ok, now imagine THIS, in fact no need to imagine it. These are the moderate restrained peace-seeking Israeli Arabs saluted in the Israeli press by countless professors, journalists, and literati:
Arab MKs meet with families of terrorists
Members of the Balad faction of the Joint Arab List – Haneen Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka, and Basel Ghattas – met the families a day before Palestinian President Abbas did the same. They attempted to hide the fact that the meeting took place.
A day before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met the families of terrorists in his Ramallah office, three Knesset members of the Joint Arab List met terrorists' family members, among them those who have perpetrated deadly attacks as part of the current terror wave.
The three MKs in question are Haneen Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka, and Basel Ghattas. Among the relatives of what the MK's called "shaheeds" (martyrs) was the father of Baha Aliyan, the terrorist who murdered three in a combined stabbing and shooting attack on a Jerusalem bus, along with his collaborator Bilal Ranem.
Aliyan's father said in a video that the meeting was "warm and productive." According to him, "The Palestinian Knesset member brothers listened to the suffering and pain of the shaheed's families, whose bodies are held in Israel."
MKs Zoabi, Ghattas, and Zahalka at the controversial meeting.
According to the terrorist's father, "The Knesset members' hearts were open and they listened to every word we said. They emphasized that they would make every effort to return the bodies by pressuring the government in the Knesset and conducting talks with the security and diplomatic officials in the Israeli government. It was settled that we would continue to meet in order to keep track of the matter in the near future."
The three MKs who came to the meeting were from the Balad faction, even though all of the Joint Arab List's MKs were invited.
The Balad faction said in response that "the MKs met with the families who asked to release their sons' bodies for burial. The request has been forwarded to the Public Security Minister and he is dealing with it."
Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman said of the meeting, "There is no longer any need for proof that the Joint Arab List's MKs in general, and the Balad faction in particular, are representatives of terror organizations in the Knesset. The meeting of all of Balad's Knesset members with the families of terrorists who murdered Jews is just a reminder for those who still need one, in the government and law enforcement system, that we need to remove these terrorists as fast as possible from the Israeli Knesset, and preferably from the State of Israel."
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett also spoke of the meeting. "This is a black stain that will be recorded in the chronicles of the state," he said in a speech at Bar Ilan University, "I am calling out to the Arab public: You are better than this. Cast these people out. We need to be a unified state, and there is not unity if Knesset members go and meet our enemies and killers."
2. Leftist crybullies: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israels-crybullies-443941
3. The press in Israel is now filled with ads showing a long list of far-leftist organizations stating how proud they are to be targeted by Im Tirtzu for their dedicated work on behalf of "human rights." What they are not saying is that they all pretty much share the same membership, people who automatically join any new far-leftist New Israel Fund financed seditious group to roll around. Indeed I suspect that in Israel the number of leftist NGOs is larger than the combined membership of those NGOs.
4. Peace At Last
by Steven Plaut
It was in the year 2020.
The Israelis at long last gave up their attempts to resist the pressures of the world. They elected a new government headed by Prime Minister Yossi Beilin, the original promoter of the Oslo Peace Process, in coalition with the Jewish and Arab parties of the Left. They announced that Israel was willing to accept the unanimous proposal for peace supported by every single country in the world, and would return to its pre-1967 borders, remove all Jewish settlements from the territories of the new state of Palestine, recognize Palestine and grant Palestine all of East Jerusalem, that is, all of the city located east of a line running north-south through Zion Square, renamed Jihad Square.
The world had not seen celebration like this which greeted the Israeli decision since the fall of the Berlin Wall or the transferral of power in South Africa to the black majority. All-night celebrations were held in every city on the planet, but none so enthusiastic as the party held in Tel Aviv in Rabin Square. Speaker after speaker appeared under a banner "Liberation at Last" and praised the decision to agree to the terms of the accord as the ultimate completion of the work and dreams of Yitzhak Rabin.
The settlers were marched out of the lands of Palestine at bayonet point, with crowds of jeering Israeli leftists pelting them with garbage, as they moved into their temporary transit camps inside Green Line Israel. Liberal Jews in the United States organized a million man march in Washington together with Arabs, CAIR, and the Nation of Islam to celebrate the breaking out of peace and the final settlement of the conflict. "Peace at Last" was the number one pop single. The State Department sent out a message urging Israel and Palestine to conduct good-faith negotiations and round-the-clock talks on all outstanding issues of disagreement still separating the two sovereign states.
At long last, there were two states for two peoples. Land had been exchanged for peace. Peace had at long last broken out in the world's most troubled region.
The morning after the Palestine Independence celebrations, the message arrived in the Israeli parliament, brought in by special messenger.
The newly formed government of Palestine had only a small number of issues it would like to discuss with Israel. It proposed that peaceful relations be officially consummated, as soon as Israel turned over the Galilee and the Negev to Palestine. Israeli cabinet ministers were nonplussed. We thought we had settled all outstanding territorial issues by giving the Palestinians everything, they protested. The spokesman for the Palestine War Ministry explained: the Galilee was obviously part of the Arab homeland. It was filled with many Arabs and in many areas had an Arab population majority. Israel was holding 100% of the Galilee territory, and Palestine none at all, and surely that was unfair. As for the Negev, it too has large areas with Arab majorities, but is in fact needed so that Palestine can settle the many Palestinian refugees from around the world in lands and new homes.
Israel's government preferred not to give offence and sour the new relations, and so offered to take the proposal under consideration.
Within weeks, endorsements of the Palestinian proposal were coming from a variety of sources. The Arab League endorsed it. The EU approved a French proposal that the Galilee and Negev be transferred to Palestine in stages over 3 years. Within Israel, many voices were heard in favor of the proposal. Large rallies were held in the universities. The Israeli press endorsed the idea almost in full unison, with only some regional weeklies from the north and south dissenting. Israeli film producers began turning out documentaries on the sufferings of Galilee and Negev Arabs under Israeli rule.
Sociologists from around the world produced studies showing that these Arabs were victims of horrible discrimination and that Israel is characterized by institutional racism. Israeli poets and novelists wrote passionate appeals for support of the Galilee and Negev 'Others'.
When Israel's cabinet rejected the Palestine proposal, the pressures mounted. A Galilee and Negev Liberation Organization was founded and immediately granted recognition by the UN General Assembly. It established consulate facilities in 143 countries. Weeks later, the infiltrations began. Squads of terrorists infiltrated the borders between Palestine and Israel, and suicide bombers produced carnage of 75 murdered Jews a day.
The border fences were reinforced, but to no avail. The US State Department proposed that Israel defuse the situation by considering compromise on the matters of the Galilee and Negev.
Six months later, the victims of Jewish discrimination in the Galilee and Negev decided to escalate their protests. Gangs of Arabs lynched Jews throughout the disputed territories. Roadblocks were set up, and entire families of Jews were dragged from their cars by the activists and beaten to death or doused with flames. The EU sent in observers, but warned Israel that there is no military solution to the problems of terrorism and violence. When Israel arrested gang leaders from the riots, the General Assembly denounced Israeli state terrorism against Galilee and Negev Arabs. French universities gave the pogrom leaders honorary doctorates.
Meanwhile, boycotts of Israel arose throughout Europe. Professors at the US Ivy League colleges demanded a total embargo and divestment from ties with Israel until it ended its racist apartheid regime. The leaders of the Reform synagogue movement supported the State Department and demanded that Israel end its obstinacy, redeploy out of the Negev, and formally acknowledge gay marriage.
Israel's own leftists launched a Movement against Apartheid, and the foreign press reported that 400,000 protesters attended a rally by the Movement in Rabin Square. Cars around Israel had bumper stickers that read "My Son Will Not Die for Nazareth" and "Peace Now". The Israeli Left urged people to refuse to do army service outside metropolitan Tel Aviv. The Israeli Labor Party proposed erecting a series of separating barriers throughout the Galilee under the slogan "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors".
But Palestine could not sit idly by. Barrages of rockets and mortars drenched Israeli cities. The death toll rose to 7,000 Israelis per month. The White House and State Department threatened to cut off all supplies from Israel if it dared to launch reprisal raids against independent Palestine. Large cargo ships from Egypt laden with advanced arms entered the port of Gaza. Thousands of volunteers streamed into Palestine to assist in the campaign to rescue the Galilee and Negev Arabs from Israeli oppression.
On the afternoon of Yom Kippur, tank columns cut Israel in two just north of Tul Karem. Palestine offered to withdraw in exchange for transferring the Negev and Galilee to its control. An Israeli newspaper and the Israeli Peace Movement proposed transferring the disputed areas to EU control until things could be settled.
Synagogues in Belgium and France were torched. Teach-ins for the Negev and Galilee were held on US campuses. A new conference was called in Durban to denounce Israeli apartheid. The White House insisted that Israel not expel the invading Palestine troops who had divided the country, for it was a matter for negotiations and dialogue. The President invited both sides to Camp David, with observers from the Negev and Galilee militias present.
Increasing numbers of Israeli politicians urged that Israel respond to the situation by granting limited autonomy to the Negev and the Galilee. When the government proposed to withdraw from Safed, right wing inciter web sites broadcast non-stop protests against the move. The government then passed a bill that shut them down. The owners of these web sites were thrown in jail as inciters against peace. The Americans offered to send in ground troops to protect the remaining Israeli territories, if Israel decided to accept the proposal to give up the Negev and Galilee. Let's at long last have peace in the hills that Jesus roamed, suggested the President.
Jews living in the Galilee and Negev were under siege everywhere and the roads were unsafe. The road through the Negev to Eilat was cut by Arab gangs in four places. Leftist Israeli professors officially joined the Arab militias fighting for liberation. Two of them blew themselves up on a Jewish school bus to show their solidarity with the oppressed Arabs. Ahmed Tibi, head of the largest militia, insisted he was doing everything possible to stop the suicide attacks on Tel Aviv and Haifa from the Galilee, but the Americans demanded that he do more. The UK demanded 100% effort to stop the violence. The PLO proposed, as a compromise, that instead of being annexed by Palestine, the Negev and Galilee be allowed to form a separate state. The Arab League endorsed the idea.
CNN broadcast a series of specials on the plight of the Negev and Galilee Arabs, and the BBC started referring to Tel Aviv as illegally-occupied Arabian Jaffa. Netanya and Beer Sheba were described by them as illegal colonial settlements. The Negev and Galilee liberation organizations raised their flags over their towns and proposed that the Jews living in their territories be resettled elsewhere. The Palestine War Ministry was shipping them guns and explosives. The first word came of a detention camp north of Nazareth in which Jews expelled from their Galilee homes were being concentrated, with a second camp opened in the Negev near Rahat.
Strange black smoke rose from the chimne
Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Bunyip and the Bolshie
1. Mister Apartheid, the Peace Now professor, calls the campaign finance criminal kettle black
Amiram Goldblum, ultra-leftist anti-Israel founder of 'Peace Now' and lobbyist for the suppression of Israeli democracy so the most extreme leftist 2% of the population can impose their opinions on the rest of the country, the guy who cannot write the word Israel without adding the word apartheid, the sidekick of BDS war lord Alon Liel, is upset at Naftali Bennett.
On his facebook page this week https://www.facebook.com/amiram.goldblum?fref=ts, Goldblum claims falsely that Bennett personally finances the "plants" publicity campaign of the Im Tirtzu students, for which he wants the police to investigate and indict Bennett. Even if the charge were true, this is a crime only in the mind of a leftist anti-democratic 'plant' who opposes freedom of speech!! Goldblum also kvetches that Bennett was slapped with a fine because he co-mingled funds for primary elections in his party with those for the general election, a heinous crime in the eyes of Mister Apartheid Goldblum.
The one thing Goldblum forgot to note is that HE HIMSELF was indicted for violation of Israeli campaign financing laws. The criminal proceedings against him were later "frozen," meaning the leftist Attorney General decided not to pursue the case against the 'Peace Now' provocateur. But the indictment stood. See
2. You know how the mainstream media like to chant that Jerusalem is the holy city for three religions, and it is the third holiest site for Islam? How peace requires that Moslems get hegemony over at least half the city, including the whole Old City? How the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the emotional nucleus for all Arabs?
Well the University of Jordan in Jordan (Israeli unoccupied territories) ran a survey among youths in the kingdom and asked them what the Al Aqsa Mosque is. Over 60% did not know.
3. The chattering classes of the educational and 'intellectual' establishment are having conniptions because the Minister of Culture in Israel wants to deny governmental funding to producers of treasonous film, art, and theater. They can still make films accusing Israel of being a Nazi or apartheid regime, they just can't get taxpayer funds for it. Let them try to peddle their treason as art in the marketplace! [For those who respond that no film or art at all should be funded by the government and that would alleviate all the objections, you have my full agreement.]
Fascism, scream the leftwing fascists, how dare the government use the purse strings to impose ideological consensus!
One little point. The people so upset and mouth-foaming at this have always been the first to demand that denial of access to the public purse be the first rule of policy needed to coerce ultra-Orthodox religious schools to teach the core curriculum of math, english, computers, etc.
Sauce for the lemming...
4. When I was a kid my favorite puppet/cartoon character on TV was Bertie the Bunyip. A bunyip is a mythical animal from the Australian outback based on aborigine legends.
I mention this because I believe it has now been replaced by a cartoon character from the Vermont outback, BERNIE THE BOLSHEVIK.
5. New slogan at the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew:
KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM, KAKI, PEEPEE, FASCISM,
DAVID BLATT IS FASCISM! CLEVELAND CAVALIERS IS FASCISM! ISRAEL IS FASCISM!
January 28, 2016
6. When every second word spoken by an Israeli leftist is "fascism," it behooves us to recall this quote:
In 1946, George Orwell wrote that "The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.'"
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Beware Textbooks that Dare to Tell the Truth
1. Beware Textbooks that Dare to Tell the Truth
By Steven Plaut
The anti-democratic Left in Israel is so deeply wedded to its theological catechism regarding the Rabin assassination that it is prepared to trash a school textbook that dares to mention that there are some who dissent from the prevailing leftist McCarthyism.
For two decades the Left has been reciting the mantra that the killing of Rabin by assassin Yigal Amir was caused by "incitement," by which the Left means non-leftists exercising their freedom of speech. The Right called Rabin names and later he was killed, and in the 'minds' of the Left this constitutes proof. Of course the Supreme Court forced Rabin to import expelled terrorists from Lebanon into Israel before the assassination so how do we know THAT did not cause the assassination?
Political discourse had been vulgar and shrill in Israel before the Rabin murder and ever since Independence but never produced assassination. But why let facts get in the way of political theology? Leftists in Israel use language far worse than Rightists. For example, on his Facebook page the 'Peace Now' professor Amiram Goldblum every day denounces those Israelis with whom he disagrees as Nazis, including those who brazenly wave Israeli flags (http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/HebrewU%20-%20Amiram%20Goldblum%20-%20Jerusalem%20Day%20JudeoNazis.htm ).
Minister of Education Bennett is preparing to introduce a new civics textbook into the school curriculum. It is quite diverse and well balanced, fairly presenting opposing views in the text on all matters of debate and controversy in Israel.
But the book-burning Left is aghast and wants the book, er, burned. It seems the book mentions that the past Attorney General, leftist Manny Mazuz, says there is no proof that "incitement" caused the Rabin assassination. How dare the book cite someone telling the truth!! There are a few other instances of departure from political correctness that also enrage the persons of red. See http://www.timesofisrael.com/bennett-spurns-reports-of-factually-and-morally-wrong-civics-textbook/ . The other evidence the Left has is that Stalinist Ayman Odeh, head of the Joint (Arab) List, does not like the book. "This book is a continuation of the government campaign of incitement against Arab citizens," he said. "It is a mixture of lies and hatred." Meretz' chairwomen Zehava Galon claims there is a distinction made in the book between 'bad Arabs' and 'good Arabs' who are loyal and serve in the IDF." She evidently wants the stabbers of Jewish mothers to be considered good Arabs also.
The Left is screaming "politicization," but for years the Left managed to get its own biased texts introduced as textbooks. Its jihad for and against textbooks is hardly neutral.
Just witness the conniptions the Left had last week when Bennett declined to adopt as a classroom text a novel romanticizing Jewish-Arab intermarriage and smearing Israeli soldiers. 'Censorship,' bellow the reds. Except no one is preventing the publication of that book or anyone reading it. It is simply not being used as a classroom text. Neither is Bibi Netanyahu's own book.
Past Israeli governments tried to adopt textbooks that declared Israel's existence a catastrophe and even compared that Arab 'Nakba' to the Holocaust. See this http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/HaifaU%20-%20Tsafrir%20Goldberg%20-%20campaign%20to%20teach%20Nakba%20and%20Ethnic%20Cleasning.htm
But the leftist "theory" about "incitement" by non-leftists is unchallengeable gospel among the chattering classes of Israel. Like in medieval Europe, challenging leftist theology will get you indicted before the Left's Inquisition, its captive media.
2. HUMAN RIGHTS?
No one is under the delusion that any of those leftist "human rights" NGOs operating in Israel gives a damn about the human rights of Jews and certainly not about their human right to defend themselves against genocidal Islamofascism.
But it turns out they also do not care at all about the human rights of Palestinians!! If they did, they would all be calling for liberating the Palestinians from the control of the PLO and the Hamas. But not a single leftist "human rights" NGO does so.
So if they do not care about the human rights of anyone, just what DO they want?
Simple, grasshopper. They want to harm and demonize Israel, to weaken and destroy it.
5. You have probably been reading about Oberlin College (where I once taught) and how the campus has been largely seized by the Mau Mau from the Black Students Union and the Hitlerjugend from the Students for Justice in Palestine. See http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/01/oberlin-college-alums-anti-israel-fanaticism-creating-hostile-environment-for-jews/ and https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/01/26/infested-with-zionism-college-activists-create-alarm-over-alleged-anti-semitic-attacks/?tid=a_inl . The administration there coddles the totalitarians in the name of liberal arts.
My favorite atrocity coming out of Oberlin is the proclamation by the Mau Mau that the Holocaust constituted "white on white crime."
6. Galloway and Nawi: