Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cast out the Lead

1. There is so much to say about events over the past few days, but I
will try to keep mine very short. The web is full of relevant materials.

a. As usual, the press and the Israeli political establishment are
ignoring what actually produced the massive rocket attacks on the Israeli
south, namely the pusillanimous decision to expel the Jews from the Gaza
Strip and to turn the area over to the Hamas. The result of that
cowardice was entirely predictable and was predicted in these quarters.
The Israeli politicians at the time whined that there was no choice but to
act as they did, the same whine they chant every time they do something
catastrophically stupid entirely by choice. The only lesson learned by
the Olmert people is that the same arrangements that produced the hundreds
of rockets on the Israeli south this week must be repeated in the West

b. Air strikes are dramatic and produce a nice warm fuzzy feeling in
Israelis watching the film clips of buildings and bunkers exploding, and
this time were far better planned than in the 2006 war against the
Hezbollah. However, they cannot produce real change nor solve the
problem. This was proved in Lebanon in 2006.

c. There is only one solution that can work = R&D = Re-Occupation and
Denazification. Everything else is a delusion.

d. Those who think the Israeli government is serious about fighting
terror this time need to explain why Israel is still warning the Hamas
about which buildings will be bombed before they ARE bombed so that the
people there can be gotten out. Also needed is an explanation for why
Israel is still transferring supplies and funds to the Hamas in Gaza in
the middle of the battle, including of course sugar from which Qassam
rocket fuel is produced, and why Israel has not turned off the electricity
so that the press propagandists cannot serve Hamas.

e. It is of great value that the Hamas CONTINUE to fire rockets at
Israel. Otherwise, the Olmert government would call a halt to the Israeli
attack against the Hamas, and return to goodwill measures, "signaling,"
and new appeasements.

f. A law should be passed making it illegal for an Israeli politician
to use the word "signaling." Any such pol should have his mouth washed
out with turpentine.

g. It is clear to all that Israel should never have agreed to any
"ceasefire" with the Hamas, especially not to one that left Gilad Shalit
in Hamas captivity. There is a serious danger that Olmert and his people
will now agree to a new ceasefire in which Shalit remains captive.

h. While it has not yet happened, there is a non-trivial danger that
the Hezbollah will open up rocket fire at northern Israel any time now.
The same person who moved the Hezbollah up to the Israeli border with its
thousands of rockets, Ehud Barak, the man who essentially shot 4000
rockets at Northern Israel in 2006, is now pretending to be a tough
fighter leading the battle against the Hamas.

i. Anyone who thinks the Israeli Left is merely stupid and not
treasonous is being proven wrong every minute this week.

j. While we all know that the overseas Left is not just anti-Zionist
but also anti-Semitic, it is also increasingly Nazified, as it cheers on
the Hamas attacks on Jewish children and denounces Israel as a Nazi
country when it defends Jewish children. Not a single one of the
anti-Israel protesters on British and American campuses had been
protesting when the Hamas was "only" shooting rockets into Sderot every

k. The international Left would denounce a Jewish partisan in 1944
who shot an SS officer and would use it as proof that all of World War II
is about Jewish mistreatment of innocent Germans. Haaretz would agree.

l. Israeli Arabs are massively expressing their contempt for Israel's
existence and their open identification with and support for the Hamas,
cheering every rocket that lands on Sderot or Netivot. Every Israeli
university has seen pro-Hamas protests by Arab students carrying flags of
"Palestine," in some cases where Jewish leftist students and professors
join them. At the University of Haifa law school lecturer Ilan Saban was
one of several leftist faculty members who demonstrated with the pro-Hamas

m. Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua have articles in the Italian press today
protesting Israel's bombing Gaza. David Grossman has a long piece in
Haaretz today demanding an immediate end to Israel shooting back. None of
these writers ever found the time to publish articles anywhere calling on
the Hamas to stop firing hundreds of rockets at Jewish civilians.

n. For those who missed the humor, the name of the operation, "Cast
Lead" or in Hebrew Oferet Yitzuka, comes from a children's Hannuka song
about Daddy bring home a little Hannuka menorah made of cast lead. It is
a song well know to all Israelis, even the most secular, and its choice
symbolizes the unification of Israel behind the savages.

o. I have been convinced so often and so incorrectly over the years
that the Israeli Left and the Israeli academic world will be jolted into
rationality by events. One of the most convincing times was when my own
university was being targeted by Hezbollah rockets in 2006. Sure THIS
will wake up the moonbats, I believed. I was wrong every single time.
Every single time the Left lay low for a few days and then emerged all the
more convinced that appeasement and capitulation must be the only Israeli
policy. There is no doubt that this time things will be the same.
Haaretz is already cover-to-cover denunciation of Israel's operations and
calls for immediate ceasefire and "negotiations" with the Hamas. Any day
now hundreds of Israeli academics will be calling for Israel to meet the
Hamas' demands.

Ben Gurion University's Neve Gordon (political science department
chairman) has uncovered the reason for Israel's "aggression" and "war

'The assault on Gaza is also being carried out to help Kadima and Labour
defeat Likud and its leader Binyamin Netanyahu, who is currently ahead in
the polls....Yet, the government is actively misleading the public, since
Israel could have put an end to the rockets a long time ago. Indeed, there
was relative quiet during the six-months truce with Hamas, a quiet that
was broken most often as a reaction to Israeli violence: that is,
following the extra-judicial execution of a militant or the imposition of
a total blockade which prevented basic goods, like food stuff and
medicine, from entering the Gaza Strip. Rather than continuing the truce,
the Israeli government has once again chosen to adopt strategies of
violence that are tragically akin to the ones deployed by Hamas; only, the
Israeli ones are much more lethal. If the Israeli government really cared
about its citizens and the country's long term ability to sustain itself
in the Middle East, it would abandon the use of violence and talk with its

Full article:
Neve Gordon
Monday December 29 2008

3. Some quotes: * "If somebody was sending rockets into my house where
my two daughters sleep at night, I would do everything to stop that, and
would expect Israel to do the same thing"
-- Barack Obama, in July, while visiting Israel as a U.S. presidential

* British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on December 27: "I call on Gazan
militants to cease all rocket attacks on Israel immediately. These attacks
are designed to cause random destruction and to undermine the prospects of
peace talks led by President Abbas. I understand the Israeli government's
sense of obligation to its population"

4. Auld Lang Zion 2009
Should auld accomplice be forgot,
And never brought to trial?
Should auld Osloids, friend, be forgot,
In days of auld lang Zion?
For betraying auld lang Zion, my dear,
For debasing auld lang Zion.
Should their accomplice be forgot,
In days of auld lang Zion?
We yids hae run aboot the world,
Under fire the whole time.
We've wandered mony a weary foot,
To reach auld lang Zion.
Save auld land Zion, my dear,
Save auld land Zion,
Indict those Oslo blaggards, dear,
For the sake of auld lang Zion!!!

5. Man the Torpedoes!

6. Keep it up: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129100

7. Treason Chic in the middle of war:

Today Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of
Palestine (PFLP) , tomorrow the political science department at Ben Gurion
University? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129043


A Palestinian girl whose family members were killed yesterday in Gaza:

"I say Hamas is the cause of all wars."
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

A Palestinian girl whose family members was killed yesterday in Gaza after
an Israeli air attack was interviewed today on Palestinian TV and placed
the blame for the war on Hamas:
[Girl] "We were sleeping 7 girls in the room. We were asleep and
didn't know what was happening. In the morning all the bricks were on top
of my head, and the heads of all my sisters. My 4 year old sister next to
me was dead."
[Interviewer] "How many were you?"

[Girl] "Seven.In the other room were my mother, my father, my yonger
brother and another sister, who is 13 days old. I say, Hamas is the cause,
in the first place, of all wars."
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) Dec. 29, 2008]

9. http://digital.nationalpost.com/epaper/viewer.aspx
29 Dec 2008
National Post
Hamas's suicide mission

10. Important new items from Isracampus.org.il:

Yehiam Sorek, who teaches history at Beit Berl College, finds a murdering
war criminal and enemy of mankind - Bar Kochva!

Tel Aviv University - Shlomo Sand's Revisionist Pseudo-History of the
Jewish People

More anti-Semitism and Neo-Nazism on the "ALEF LIST," which operates under
the auspices of the university of Haifa. To complain, go to

Anti-IDF Protests in Cities, Universities
Tevet 2, 5769, 29 December 08 05:56
by by Maayana Miskin
(IsraelNN.com) Violent protests against IDF operations in Gaza continued
in Jerusalem, Haifa and elsewhere in Israel on Monday. University students
joined the fray with protests and counter-protests in Haifa, Tel Aviv and
Jerusalem: Rocks, Arson, Graves Vandalized
In Jerusalem, riots continued for the third day in a row in Arab
neighborhoods of the city. Twenty policemen were lightly wounded in
confrontations with rioters armed with stones. Approximately 60 rioters
were arrested.
In the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nebi Samuel, Arab residents protested the
.Cast Lead. operation in Gaza with arson attacks. Arsonists set fire to a
local forest at three different points. Firefighters succeeded in
extinguishing the blaze. Two suspected arsonists were later arrested.
Riots were reported in Shuafat, Har Adar and the Old City in Jerusalem as
well, and in the village of Kalandia north of the capital, and Rachel's
Tomb (Kever Rachel) south of the city, in Bethlehem. On the Mount of
Olives (Har Zeitim), overlooking the Old City, Arab rioters smashed
headstones on Jewish graves in the local cemetery.
Haifa U.: 'Barak Murders' vs. 'Death to Terrorists'
At Haifa University, hundreds of Arabs and a handful of extreme-left
Jewish students and professors faced off against supporters of the .Cast
Lead. operation on campus. Arab students held signs saying .Barak murders.
and .State terror,. while those supporting the IDF called out .Death to
terrorists. and called for Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh to be killed.
Police kept the sides apart, but minor disturbances were reported as
protesters broke free to argue and occasionally throw objects at each
other. Some students serving in the IDF reserves argued with their leftist
professors, who were protesting against the Gaza operation.
Senior university administrators said both the pro- and anti-IDF
demonstrations had been approved. S tudents must be allowed to exercise
their freedom of speech, they said.
The Haifa student union published a statement in support of the IDF and
the .Cast Lead. operation.
Hebrew U.: 'With Blood and Fire We Will Liberate You, Palestine'
Next to the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, hundreds
of Arab students held Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) flags and
yelled, .Gaza, Gaza, do not despair,. .Allah is great,. and .With blood
and fire we will liberate you, Palestine..
Jewish students from the Zionist .Im Tirtzu. (If You Will It) student
group held a counter protest. The students held Israeli flags, sang the
national anthem HaTikva, and shouted .We love the IDF. and .See you in the
Tel Aviv: Three Arrested
Protests and counter-protests took place near the Tel Aviv University
campus in Ramat Aviv. A scuffle broke out between protesters, and three
were arrested.

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