Monday, November 30, 2015
FORGET MICRO-AGGRESSIONS! GET SERIOUS ABOUT MICRO-TREASONS!!
By Steven Plaut
The campus moonbatocracy in the US has become obsessed with "micro-aggressions." These are supposed to be seemingly harmless words or forms of behavior that make fashionable minorities feel oppressed. Things like wearing a sombrero on Halloween or telling a black women that you are proud that she graduated cum laude. I guess a macro-aggression would be to ask her if she'd like some watermelon. You can see a collection of alleged micro-aggressions here: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/seminars/Tool_Recognizing_Microaggressions.pdf .
Well, it occurred to me that the jihad against micro-aggressions (and using the word jihad of course is a macro-aggression against Moslems) just invites us to balance the scales of sanity be defining a new concept.
Comrades, it is time we define micro-treasons and begin to take serious action against them.
Micro-treasons are acts that are far less blatant than macro-treasons. The latter would include joining ISIS or a Marxist group or Students for Justice in Palestine or Peace Now. Micro-treasons are far less obvious. They come in various forms. Here are a few examples:
- Referring to terrorists as militants or activists;
- Referring to Israeli control of the West Bank as occupation;
- Describing capitalism as piggish and harmful and anti-humane;
- Using the word 'neoliberalism;'
- Using the term 'Nakba;'
- Studying anthropology;
- Saying 'he or she' every time a third person non-gender pronoun is needed;
- Describing the election of Obama as the triumph of hope;
- Referring to Muslim migrants entering Hungary and Germany as refugees;
- Saying black lives matter;
- Using the term white privilege in any sentence;
- Referring to Israel as Israel-Palestine;
- Using the word apartheid to refer to any country other than erstwhile South Africa.
- Referring to any Western country as imperialist;
- Using the term "The Other 99%;"
- Fighting for the planet;
- Misuse of the term 'exploitation;'
- Misuse of the term 'oppression;'
- Demanding safe spaces;
- Almost any use of the word solidarity;
- Almost any use of the word misogynist;
- Use of the term resistance, except in physics;
- Almost any use of the word class for anything other than a classroom;
- Pretending you think there is such a thing as transgendered;
- Protesting against globalization;
- Accusing non-leftists of divisiveness;
- Use of the term 'economic justice;'
- Use of the term 'judgmentalism;'
- Use of the term 'sustainable;'
- Using the term 'micro-aggression.'
Sunday, November 22, 2015
The REAL Inspiration of the Paris Terrorists
The REAL Inspiration of the Paris Terrorists
By Steven Plaut
The Swedish Foreign Minister and her appeasocrat government think the siege of Paris by terrorists last week was because of Israel.
Well, being a helpful sort, I decided to investigate and uncover who REALLY inspired the Paris barbarians. I am sure the answer will interest the Swedes.
The barbarian terrorists planned out their siege of Paris and their campaign of murder, torture, and plunder for years. They despised the Christian faith held by the bulk of the residents of Paris and showed their disdain for it. They made a point of capturing Christian hostages. They targeted St. Denis and massive damage there resulted from the attacks. The entire city was traumatized and it took many years to recover.
The terrorists placing all of Paris under siege were Scandinavian Vikings. The period was 884-886. The siege of Paris is the subject of an eyewitness account in the Latin poem Bella Parisiacae urbis of Abbo Cernuus.
The REAL inspiration for the ISIS savages who terrorized Paris last week is not 'Palestinians' and their 'plight,' but rather the Swedes!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Dear President Hollande
An Open Letter to the President of France from Shimon Peres, Peacemaker-at-Large
My heartfelt sympathies to you and the French people for the Paris unrest this week.
But we must really speak about how to deal with these atrocities and protests, including the attacks on Paris, by these misunderstood Islamic activists. Mister President, I have a great deal of experience in dealing successfully with terrorism and this is why I wish to come to your rescue.
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 Islamic organization to Paris to meet with you and perhaps tour the Louvre. You must learn to feel their pain and understand their needs. You must offer to turn a third of your territory over to them so that these stateless Moslems can have their own state. I have no doubt Sweden will applaud your efforts.
You must meet their demands nearly in full. In addition, you must offer them internet web services and five-star tourist hotels in exchange for their promises to abandon violence. That is how we turned Yassir Arafat into a peace partner. You see, military force serves no role any more. It is passe. 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 attacks on Paris came because you have been insufficiently sensitive in understanding the needs of Moslem fundamentalists. You took their rhetoric at face value, whereas WE in Israel know that all this rhetoric is empty and in fact these people simply want peace. Sure they praise Hitler and celebrate atrocities, but what is it that they REALLY want? You must negotiate even while under attack; conditioning negotiations on an end to violence is a no-win situation. It will simply extend the bloodshed!
You have been trying to rule over others and failed to be sensitive to The Other. You have illegal settlements that you have yet to remove from Corsica. You must put your own house in order and eliminate inequality and injustice inside France and then the terrorists will no longer target you.
The key is to build a New Middle Gall, one in which everyone is so busy with the important matter of development tourism and investments and hi-technology that they have no time to pursue violence. The era of war is finished.
Moreover, if you strike at the perpetrators of the Paris unrest-protests and their supporters, 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 make the victims seek revenge. Your bombing these militants and activists will cause them to hate the Galls and drive the separatists to embrace terrorism. Moreover, if you refuse to negotiate with the Moslem separatists, then their leader will be toppled and a REALLY violent militant and fanatic will take his place. In that case you will have lost the window of opportunity to make peace. Begin by declaring a unilateral ceasefire!
Mister President, Blessed is the peacemaker. The entire world will support you and congratulate you if you respond to these horrific attacks by disarming France and opening dialogue with the terror activists. All we are saying is give peace a chance. Yitzhak Rabin would have approved. Yes, chaver, what you need is shalom, salaam, peace. You will be cheered and awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition. 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. Forego the juvenile impulse to avenge.
Follow my example!! Provide the Paris bombers with anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles so that they can battle against the TRUE radicals and fanatics. And they will do so with no ACLU nor Supreme Court to restrain them. Demonstrate your humanity by paying pensions to any widows and orphans of the terrorists who blew up the bars.
Mister President, 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 peace partners.
If you follow in my footsteps you can achieve the same lofty goals.
Shimon Peres, Peacemaker-at-Large
Monday, November 16, 2015
1. But we French have coddled and appeased the Muslim fascist regimes for decades. We have coddled terrorists and led the assault against Israel. So why oh why are WE being targeted!!?
2. IF YOU THINK 'PALESTINIANS' HAVE THE RIGHT TO 'RESIST,' DON'T COME WHINING TO US WHEN THE SAVAGES MURDER YOUR CHILDREN IN ROCK CONCERTS
3. IF IT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR RAQQA, SO DO IT TO RAMALLAH!!
4. PEACE ACTIVISTS NEEDED TO SERVE AS HUMAN SHIELDS. FREE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR ISM MEMBERS, PROFESSORS FROM BEN-GURION 'UNIVERSITY,' PEACE NOW, NEW ISRAEL FUND, AND CODE PINK TO COME TO RAQQA IN SYRIA AND PROTECT LIVES FOR PEACE!
5. I am waiting for Abu Mazen, chief Palestinian savage, to announce that the Eiffel Tower is really not a French emblem at all but merely the place where the prophet Mohammed tied up his donkey...
6. Reform Paganism
7. announcing new organization
SETTLER LIVES MATTER
8. Amira Hass, Haaretz columnist, the Tokyo Rose of the conflict and Hamas cheerleader, claims Israel "plants" knives when it arrests terrorists to make them look guilty
9. The Jews of Paris were quietly at home making shabbas when the Islamofascist aggression passed over them, like Passover in the Book of Exodus...
10. SACRE BLEU!!
THE FRENCH MEDIA ARE SUDDENLY USING THE 'T' WORD - TERRORIST, FOR PEOPLE OTHER THAN PRICE-TAG TEENAGERS DRAWING GRAFFITI IN THE WEST BANK. CNN, THE NY SLIMES, LA SLIMES, AND WASHINGTON comPost TO FOLLOW!!
Saturday, November 14, 2015
France must Offer Land for Peace
France must Offer Land for Peace
By Steven Plaut
In the aftermath of the series of protests in Paris against occupation by activists and militants, who have grievances, we bring you the French plan for peace, based on France's Mideast policies. It is the only way to solve the problem of ISIS activism in Paris.
First, we all agree that territory must not be annexed by force. Therefore, we can also agree that Germany has a moral right to demand the return of Alsace-Lorraine, for the French aggression in 1945 and its consequent occupation must not be rewarded. "A full withdrawal for full peace" should operate here. Further, France must agree to the return and rehabilitation of all ethnic Germans expelled from Alsace-Lorraine after World Wars I and II, as well as all those they define as their descendents.
But this, of course, is just the first step toward a solution, as no aggression can be rewarded—and France has much other stolen territory to return. It took Corsica from Genoa, Nice and Savoy from Piedmont; as the successor state, Italy must get back all these lands. By similar token, territories grabbed from the Habsburgs go back to Austria, including Franche-Comté, Artois, and historic Burgundy. The Roussillon area (along the Pyrenées) must be returned to Spain, its rightful owner. And Normandy, Anjou, Aquitaine, and Gascony must be returned to their rightful owners, the British royal family.
Not even this not enough for the sake of peace. Brittany and Languedoc must be granted autonomy at once, recognizing the Breton and Occitan Liberation organizations as their legal rulers. This leaves the French government in control over the Île de France (the area around Paris).
That, however, still does not solve the problem of the Holy City of Paris, sacred to artists, gourmets, and adulterers. The Corsicans obviously have a historic claim to the Tomb of the Emperor Napoleon, their famed son, as well as the Invalides complex and beyond. For the sake of peace, is it not too much to ask that Paris be the capital for two peoples? The French authorities must agree to prevent French Parisians from even entering the sacred tomb area, lest this upset the Corsicans. Let the Eiffel Tower be converted into a mosque.
The Saint Chapelle and the Church of Notre Dame of course will be internationalized, under joint Vatican-art historical auspices. Indeed, the French should consider it a compliment of the highest order that so many people see Paris as an international city.
The French have nothing to complain of. They will enjoy the benefits of peace and retain control of the Champs Elysées.
Actually, come to think of it, even the Champs Elysées may be too much. Recalling the French position that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel, perhaps the true French capital is not Paris at all, but Vichy.
Friday, September 25, 2015
"Shtinkers" and other Rats
The Left demands an anti-Settler Litmus Test for Diplomatic Appointments
By Steven Plaut
The latest tactic of Israel's anti-democratic Fascist Left is a campaign to recruit foreign governments to refuse to accept Israeli diplomats posted to serve there if the diplomat holds opinions contrary to those of the Radical Left. The Radical Left represents at most 4% of Israelis.
The current brouhaha involves Dani Dayan, who used to be head of the Yesha (West Bank) regional council and is a "settler" who lives on the "wrong" side of the pre-1967 Green Line border. The Brazil government muttered a bit at the idea of such a "settler" being appointed as Israeli Ambassador to the country. But the personal opinions of diplomats are generally not an issue in approving such appointments.
Things escalated when several Israeli far-leftist ex-members of the diplomatic corps, led by Alon Liel (who these days teaches at Tel Aviv University), interfered and issued their own call to Brazil to refuse to approve the appointment (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200917#.VgVUs8uqpHw ). Liel is an anti-Zionist who is a leading figure in the BDS terrorism movement that calls for a world boycott of Israel. A petition of ultra-leftists is circulating in Israel (http://www.atzuma.co.il/notodayan ) to support the campaign for Brazil to BDS away Dayan. Liel's sidekick Amiram Goldblum, a founder of Peace Now, who together with Liel fabricated the now-infamous "apartheid" pseudo-survey, appeared on a Channel One TV newscast (http://www.iba.org.il/program.aspx?scode=188675 ) to defend those calling on Brazil to reject Dayan. The Channel One MC then referred to such people as "shtinkers," Hebrew slang for informers or rats. Goldblum and Liel had earlier initiated petitions to EU governments to unilaterally recognize "Palestine."
The Channel One MC blasted Goldblum and his friends, claiming they were evidently incapable of persuading the Israeli public of the correctness of their positions and so were using illegitimate tactics to coerce Israel into accepting the Left's agenda, using foreign pressures and extortion. Some in Israel are denouncing the leftists involved in the campaign to get Brazil to reject Dayan as traitors (see http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201040#.VgVUK8uqpHx ). These leftists are the same people who foam at the mouth whenever anyone suggests that Supreme Court appointees be people who oppose judicial activism and who therefore support the rule of law.
More generally, the Far Left in Israel has never had any respect for the rule of law and democracy. Since it cannot convince more than 4% of Israelis of the correctness of its agenda, it resorts to underhanded anti-democratic tactics involving recruitment of pressures from foreign entities to coerce Israel. The Left opposes Israeli sovereignty and supports efforts to undermine that sovereignty. Imagine if someone were to suggest a campaign against all civil servant and judicial appointments of anyone who is NOT in favor of expanding settlements! Why is the fascist campaign by the Far Left to have an anti-settler litmus test for diplomatic appointees any less objectionable?
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Try the Syria Solution!
1. Try the Syrian Solution!!
So let us see if we have this clear now. The entire world seems convinced that a reasonable solution to the problem of Syria is now to empty out Syria of people and assist them all to move as migrants or "refugees" to Europe.
SO it occurs to me. Why is that NOT a solution to the problem of the Gaza Strip?
2. JORDAN QUEEN: IF EUROPE DOESN'T TAKE MUSLIM REFUGEES, THEY'LL TURN INTO TERRORISTS
Take a few million of these people... or they'll turn into terrorists and kill you.
3. So Iceland's capital Reykjavik is boycotting the Jews of Israel?
Let us understand this. The Jews have made unparalleled contributions to civilization for at least 3000 years. The main cultural contribution of Iceland to humanity is a belief in elves and a lot of cute elf houses.
The internet suffix for web sites in Iceland is IS.
Anyone see anything symbolic in that?
Here is the email address of the Mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur B. Eggertsson, if you would like to write to him: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Send the "Refugees" to Iceland!!!
Send the "Refugees" to Iceland!!!
I suppose that by now all have heard that a complete BDS boycott of Israeli products was adopted by the municipality of Reykjavik, the rather dreary capital of Iceland. The Icelandeers are upset at continuing Israeli "occupation" of the "Palestinians." Iceland has no Jewish community at all, although may have a sprinkling of individual Jews, and the wife of the President there is supposed to be an ex-Israeli. Reykjavik is most memorable for that quip in an episode of the Sopranos where gangster Tony Soprano responds to an Icelandic stewardess saying "Reykjavik," by commenting, "And if you do you will clean it up."
Under the circumstances, it occurs to me that a great historic opportunity now presents itself for righting historic wrongs and for achieving social justice. Why should we not take all the "refugees" now crowding train stations in Hungary, Serbia, and the Greek islands and simply ship them all off to Iceland? Why should these people be denied the pleasure of listening to Björk Guðmundsdóttir or of lunching on skyr, hangikjöt, kleinur, laufabrauð and bollur?
Iceland is mainly empty so there is lots of room free for 700 or 800 thousand Middle Eastern "refugees" and migrants. I am sure the Icelandeers will accommodate the Levantines by prohibiting pork consumption and requiring headscarves, which would be no burden, given the weather. Unlike Hungary, no nasty Icelandic journalist will intentionally trip Syrian migrants carrying their children and knock them down on to the grass, since there is no grass in Iceland. And after all those international bailouts of Iceland, surely no Icelandeers will complain. (Remember the quip: What is the capital of Iceland? Answer, around 40 dollars.)
There is however one concern. Iceland becomes uninhabitable every century or so due to multiple explosions of violent volcanoes and the flooding from glacial melt-off. What would happen if this were to occur after the Middle East migrants are ensconced on the island? I mean, at that point, the whole world would have to go searching for places of refuge whither the Syrian "refugees" in Iceland could go to escape and live in safety.
I am thinking here maybe Syria?
Sunday, September 13, 2015
The Plight of the Trek to Freedom
The Plight of the Trek to Freedom
By Steven Plaut
Keleti Station, Budapest
Comrades, it is time to reveal the heroic struggle we have been undertaking to allow the banned and tormented refugees from reaching European shores. It became clear that no European country was prepared to admit our "cargo" and allow us to seek opportunity in the EU, preferring that we be condemned to suffering and hardship.
The refugees and migrants in question are our cases of AHAVA cosmetics, which are banned from the EU because they are extracted from a part of the Dead Sea that technically lies outside the pre-1967 Green Line and so is deemed to be in "Palestinian" territory. Our migrants are bottles stigmatized and branded with a mark that shows they are the products of "occupation." Unlike al-Qaeda and ISIS migrants from Syria.
It all began a month ago with a perilous midnight boat journal from a port somewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean, in an over-crowded dinghy. Through shark-infested waters we rowed and sailed, hoping our cosmetic refugees might reach safety. Passing coast guard ships from Turkey failed to identify us or stop us.
Eventually we reached the shores of one of the Greek islands, Lesbos, and sneaked ashore in the early hours before dawn. It took considerable ingenuity and more than a bit of bribery before we found a Greek lorry driver willing to help us smuggle our cosmetic migrants across the borders into Macedonia. The Macedonians frankly did not know what to make of us and did not care very much just as long as we left Macedonia as quickly as possible.
In exchange for a few bottles of AHAVA cosmetics, we found some peasant women who agreed to help us transport our suffering cargo across into Serbia. Eventually we reached the tents set up at the Serbian international border with Hungary. But the Hungarian police were too busy trying to control the crowds of Syrian and Afghan "migrants." When they were distracted, away we crept, crossing into Hungary with almost no one taking any notice.
Days later and numerous adventures later, we finally reached the Keleti (East) Station inside Budapest, from which all the trains were departing for Austria and Germany. And so now here we wait. We are begging the world to take pity on our bottles of cosmetics and allow them to be placed on one of the few trains that are being permitted to cross the border. A special plea has been sent to Angela Merkel with the offer of providing her with a lifetime of free facial cream in exchange for refuge.
We will keep you informed!
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The Israeli Media find a US prez candidate they Like
There has been an interesting twist in the Israeli media in recent days. The Israeli media, which in any case understand very little about the United States politics, have discovered a candidate with whom they wish to identify and over whom they can enthuse.
That candidate is Bernie Sanders. A typical "news story" this week had Channel One news talking head spouting out his excitement. Will the next US president be a Jewish socialist, he asks? Most of the rest of the media share his excitement.
Huh? Why should these media chatterers in Israeli be so focused on a character like Sanders? It is not, let us emphasize, because Sanders is Jewish. That does not interest the Israeli media much and in any case Bernie is not particularly Jewish nor particularly pro-Israel.
Instead, it is because Bernie is a socialist.
To understand this, one needs to understand that the word "socialist" in Israel, unlike in all the primary states in the US other than New Hampshire and Vermont, is considered to be a compliment. Americans may think that socialists are immature people choosing feel-good political positions about equality in the hope that this will result in their having a lot of friends, but Israelis really like the term. In the Israeli media, there is no term more damning than "capitalist" and the media rarely use the word capitalist by itself, usually replacing it with "piggish capitalism." The Israeli media are dominated by the Left, meaning those who vote Labor or further Left, and they just love the feel-good ideas of socialism and equality. Nothing excites them more than redistributing those things it has no idea of how to get produced in the first place.
In America, such "socialism" might get you some New Hampshire votes against an imploding Hillary campaign, but little else. Bernie will be a forgotten old chatterer in a year. But in Israel, much of the public still lives in the fantasy world of "good socialism," including Likud voters. Never mind that the Israeli economy is one of the more successful capitalist economies on the planet.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Radical Left calls for converting V-E Day into Day of Mourning
Radical Left calls for converting V-E Day into Day of Mourning
By Steven Plaut
In an amazing development, the Israeli Radical Left, led by groups like Peace Now and the Meretz Party, along with numerous tenured radical academics from the universities, has announced that it is calling on the world to convert May 8 of V-E Day into a day of international mourning and contrition. V-E Day is the day, still celebrated in many places, on which Nazi Germany surrendered, ending World War II in Europe. While generally celebrated as a day of happiness and merriment, the radical Israeli Leftists believe that such displays are insensitive because they overlook the real human tragedies and suffering of the German people when they lost the war. Hence, they are proposing that V-E Day be renamed Katastrophe Day to display sensitivity and identification with the German "Other."
Such an ideological position is largely consistent with the politics of the Radical Left in recent times. For years, the radicals have referred to Israel's victory in it War of Independence against Arab armies and militias as "Nakba Day," where Nakba is the Arabic word for catastrophe. Leftists have held Nakba Day mourning commemorations on the anniversaries of Israel's victory in the War of Independence, in which they mourn the existence of Israel and the "suffering" its existence has caused to Arabs. Israeli universities have had to cope with demands by radical faculty and students and from Arab student unions demanding to hold such mourning ceremonies each year. Leftist bureaucrats in the Ministry of Education have added "Nakba narratives" to textbooks about the country's creation, in which the "suffering" of Arabs as a result of Israel's emerging victorious are emphasized. The radical anti-Israel daily Haaretz has been particularly shrill about the need for Israelis to adopt the "Nakba narrative" as their own. What could be a more effective way to promote peace than through such sensitivity?
Hence the new initiative is entirely consistent with the years of campaigning by the Radical Left for turning Israeli Independence Day into a day of mourning. According to a Peace Now activist, V-E Day celebrations throughout the world have long ignored the human costs to the ordinary German. The end of the war was a "victory" only in the eyes of the victors, while the civilians on the losing side suffered. The world has long ignored the fact that between 12 and 14 million Germans became refugees as a result of the V-E victory, including the Volkdeutsche populations of many European countries. German civilians living in areas falling to the Allies also suffered, worst of all in the Soviet controlled zone. Peace requires that their "narrative" be heard alongside the official one. Some universities have held conferences on Critical Theories of the Allied Victory, in which the alternative narratives are given prominence and the sufferings of the Germans are emphasized.
According to the proposal by the radical leftists, Katastrophe Day mourning events will emphasize the role of the Potsdam Conference in condemning such ordinary Germans to suffering. Similarly, textbooks in which World War II is discussed would have to be edited to allow presentation of all narratives. In some cases, leftists have proposed that flags be lowered to half mast on Katastrophe Day. Some Israeli politicians have proposed a law that would prohibit any use of public funds for either Nakba Day or Katastrophe Day mourning events, but the Left, led by the academic radicals, has been quick in denouncing such measures as anti-democratic and violations of academic freedom. Petitions signed by hundreds of intellectuals from around the world have condemned these "anti-democratic" proposals, while endorsing and defending their Israeli leftist academic colleagues who have promoted such events.
Moreover, nothing was ever done by the world community to redress the suffering of the millions of displaced German refugees, forced to flee their homes as a result of the Allied victory. V-E Day events converted into Katastrophe Day commemorations will emphasize that these refugees have yet to be granted their Right of Return to their pre-war homelands, and have never been compensated for lost property. Why should they not be granted the same sort of assistance and aid that Palestinians have enjoyed for 67 years? Why was there never an UNRWA established to assist them?
The radical Israeli Left has long been successful in converting Palestinian Arabs into innocent victims, deserving of understanding and empathy and assistance and financing, not to mention self-determination and statehood. Why should the Left not capitalize on its victory with a similar campaign on behalf of the massively suffering Volkdeutsche and the other German victims of the V-E Day "victories"? It is time to feel the pain of the Teutonic Other!!
Monday, June 08, 2015
A Letter to a Moderate Leftist Israeli
1. Dear "moderate" Israeli Leftists. So you only want the world to boycott "settlements" and settlement policy but not the rest of Israel, or so you say?
Only one little problem. The democratically-elected government of Israel built and maintains these "settlements" so when you boycott them you are boycotting the decisions of the democratic government of all of Israel and you are boycotting the Israeli electorate. Making all of Israel a demonized pariah. The existence of the "settlements" represents the will of the Israeli electorate.
But have no fear. Your BDS friends suffer from no such delusions. They do not seek to boycott only "settlements," or rather they see all of Israel as one big settlement that must be annihilated.
When BDSholes speak about "occupation," they do not mean the West Bank. They mean Haifa and Tel Aviv.
Hope that is clear to you now. Don't say you did not know.
2. The guy in black is boycotting Israel as part of the BDS campaign because Israel is not moral enough of a regime:
3. Am I the only one who thinks that Bojo Herzog looks astonishingly like Norman Bates from the Bates Motel?
4. Everyone must be told: https://wizardofil.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/0515-land-stolen.jpg
5. What happens when you do not enforce the anti-treason law: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/05/magazine-meet-israel-boycotters-150528072013581.html
Friday, June 05, 2015
Anna Frank is spotted
1. Breaking news. Anna Frank is spotted in Israel throwing rocks at Dutch tourists. Pass it on!
In the latest outrage against Israel, the Dutch Prime Minister's Office issued a travel warning to its citizens to beware of rock-throwing Israelis in Judea and Samaria.
The Dutch government has issued a travel advisory to its nationals touring Israel to beware of Israeli "settlers" who throw "stones at foreigners and Palestinians."
In a seemingly anti-Semitic post, the official website of the Prime Minister of Holland has recommend that Dutch citizens exercise caution in the vicinity of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, alleging that residents of Israeli towns in the area "throw rocks at Palestinian and international vehicles," Israel's Ynetreports.
The travel warning, which lists the dangers of traveling within the region, claims that "Jewish settlers live in illegal settlements in the West Bank. These settlers regularly organize demonstrations on and around the roads. These demonstrations are sometimes violent. It happens that settlers throw stones at Palestinian and international vehicles."
The violent protests occur, the warning continues, because "Jewish settlers continue to build homes and villages in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, thus there are continuing protests and tensions have risen in Jerusalem." Certain areas in Judea and Samaria are listed as "zones of settler hostility."
Regarding Gaza, the site warns of an unstable security situation in addition to the "ongoing risk of becoming a victim of an Israeli airstrike."
Israel has reacted furiously to what it calls "slander", adding that it will take the matter further.
The Israeli embassy in Holland said in response: "It is unacceptable to slander the name of a whole community. We will make our objections known to high level officials in Holland."
The Dutch have recently been entangled in several anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents.
A Jewish student in Holland discovered that official Dutch textbooks say that Israel committed war crimes and that its leaders are terrorists.
In another provocative decision, the government had decided to cut by 35 percent the pension of a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor for living in an Israeli community in Judea and Samaria. The decision generated a public outcry and was reversed.
By: United with Israel Staff
2. Cash for Treason:
Left-wing Israeli groups received $27M from Europe over 3 years
Israel's NGO Transparency Law requires organizations to disclose direct and indirect funding from foreign governmental bodies • According to the Foreign Ministry, many of the organizations receiving massive funding promote anti-Israel activity.
Some 24 Israeli non-governmental political advocacy organizations dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reported a total of nearly 105 million shekels ($27 million) in direct and indirect funding from foreign governments, especially in the European Union, from 2012 to 2014, according to an NGO Monitor report from earlier this year.
The organizations are required by Israel's NGO Transparency Law to disclose funding from foreign governmental bodies. NGO Monitor collected and analyzed the data provided about donations given directly by foreign governments and those given via governmental conduits.
According to the Foreign Ministry, many of these organizations focus on Israel's activities in Judea and SamarSome of the organizations to receive foreign government funding were B'Tselem, Gisha, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Breaking the Silence.
The Breaking the Silence organization, which is dedicated to exposing alleged wrongdoings by the Israel Defense Forces, reportedly received some 2.2 million shekels ($573,000) in foreign funding. The group also recently launched an exhibit in Switzerland, receiving $16,000 in Swiss government funding and sparking Israel's condemnation.
Foreign funding is often given to organizations on a project basis. For example, left-wing organization B'Tselem's video project received several thousand dollars in funding, while the Coalition of Women for Peace received some 38,000 shekels ($9,900) for "international activities."
The data collected by NGO Monitor reveal massive funding from the EU and Norway, constituting 17.2% and 13%, respectively, of the total donations reported by political NGOs. Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Finland and the Netherlands were among other countries funding controversial NGOs.
3. PPSSSTTTT. Pass it on. Orange telecom company to relocate its offices to Vichy
4. Time to hit back: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4663944,00.html
5. A survey of Israeli youths appears in Maariv in Hebrew (http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/698/146.html). It finds that 52% of Israeli youths define themselves as "Rightists" and only (% as leftist. A majority SUPPORT the Tag Machir people who vandalize Arab property.
6. After two generations in which assimilationist liberal (asslibib )American Jews misdefined Judaism as political liberalism, is there any wonder that now Obama misdefines himself as a Jew?
7. Leftwing Fascism at Ben Gurion University:
Ben Gurion University - David Newman (Dean of Social Sciences) Smears BoG Michael Gross and Reveals Far-Leftist Conspiracy to Deny Gross' Freedom of Speech
Gross responds: http://isracampus.org.il/Campus%20sub%20pages/ben%20gurion.htm
Friday, May 22, 2015
Tel Aviv University's Leftist Sexual Predator gets a Wrist Slap
Tel Aviv University's Leftist Sexual Predator gets a Wrist Slap
By Steven Plaut
Meet Ronen Shamir, a far-leftist sociology professor from Tel Aviv University. (https://depts.washington.edu/class/all_posters/shamir_poster.pdf ). Strongly anti-capitalist and fond of denouncing Zionist "colonialism." One of the tenured Ultra-Left who demanded that Israeli soldiers engage in mutiny and insurrection and refuse to serve (http://isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/Petitions%20-%20Anat%20Biletzki%20-%20refuse%20to%20serve.htm ), and signer of other anti-Israel petitions. He is 58 years old, and has often served as chairman of the Department of Sociology at Tel Aviv University, the same department that features Stalinist stars like Yehouda Shenhav. He likes to publish in "Critical Sociology," where the word "Critical" is code for Marxist.
And Ronen Shamir has just become the latest tenured Leftist to be convicted of sexual misconduct with respect to his own students. As in so many other cases, the Israeli university circled its wagons and attempted to protect him from prosecution. Shamir just got off with a resounding wrist-slapping reprimand.
In recent years Israel has seen a whole spat of far-leftist professors, many of them sociologists, who got caught with their pants down while harassing their female students. The most notorious was no doubt Eyal Ben Ari, a far-leftist sociologist at Hebrew University, who was accused of raping a student. Ben Ari was eventually fired. Before that he had been the thesis supervisor for that now-notorious MA thesis in which it was claimed that the fact that Israeli soldiers do not rape Arab women proves how racist the Jews are. As I say, the thesis supervisor was later himself involved in raping and harassing a student. Maybe he just did not want to be considered to be a racist.
Anyhow, now along comes Comrade Ronen Shamir and he gets indicted before a Tel Aviv University ethics committee for sexually harassing one of his own students, an Arab woman. I guess he REALLY wanted to prove he was not racist. Curiously, Haaretz broke the story (there had been rumors of a major sexual scandal at TAU for a few months but Shamir's name was not released until the Haaretz scoop - here http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/law/.premium-1.2642661 ). Haaretz decided to let its radical feminizt inclinations trump its otherwise love of circling the wagons to defend radical anti-Israel leftist faculty members.
The ethics code at TAU prohibits faculty members from dating or having relations with their own students (although this is relaxed after the student is no longer the professor's student). Comrade Shamir had pursued an Arab woman student, his own student, whose name has not been released. He eventually persuaded her to move in together. All the other sociology department tenured leftists knew about the affair and kept quiet. After a year, Shamir tired of his trophy Arab and left her. The student complained about the prof to various other people, and word reached the TAU official for sexual harassment. To retaliate, Shamir kept sending the student bizarre "anonymous" email messages that were signed by the name of a character from a Salman Rushdie novel (seems that Shamir is a Rushdie aficionado).
The official for sexual harassment investigated the matter, eventually bringing it to the attention of the faculty ethics committee, composed of three law school profs. (TAU's law school is probably the most leftist law school in Israel.) Shamir was accused of harassing the student sexually and of behavior unbecoming a faculty member. The ethics committee investigated the matter for four years (!!!). Shamir evidently pressured the hapless student to come in and testify in his favor! At one point he broke into her cell phone to extract personal private information. The ethics committee found that Shamir had engaged in verbal and physical violence against the student. The ethics committee did not convict Shamir of sexual harassment but it did convict him on several charges of conduct unbecoming a faculty member. In the end it gave the professor a reprimand, and it did so in secret, refusing to publicize the verdict. It became known only when Haaretz broke the story.
The ethics committee also ruled that Shamir cannot be department chairman in sociology for a few years, a ruling with which Shamir probably was delighted, since serving as department chair in a university department is a thankless royal pain in the butt. The ethics committee basically put the Arab student on trial, accusing her of accusing Shamir out of a sense of hurt feelings and desire for revenge. The University administration had demanded that Shamir be ordered to retire, but the committee refused to go along with that. After all, when it comes to far-leftist Marxist sociologists, boys will be boys! Where were all the radical feminist faculty members at Tel Aviv University? I guess they were busy planning Nakba mourning commemorations.
The tenured Left ordinarily is militantly feminist, demanding that women always be believed when they make charges against men, and even more so it is compulsively pro-Arab. But when an Arab student makes charges against a tenured far-Leftist, all the campus Left is willing to do is to allow the perp to receive a resounding wrist tap.