Friday, January 02, 2009
Sixteen Tons, whadda you git
Rayan, was recycled yesterday in Gaza, along with two of his wives and
some of his offspring, when a one-ton bomb demolished the building he was
So I know what you are thinking, so come join me in singing:
You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older but a-bombin in depth
Saint Yitzie don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I'm enjoying too much the Hamas bombed in its holes
I was born one mornin' when the sun didn't shine
I picked my Apache and I took to the sky
I loaded sixteen tons with my Chail Avir crew
And sent them all to virgin seventy-two.
2. JANUARY 2, 2009
Israel's Policy Is Perfectly 'Proportionate'
Hamas are the real war criminals in this conflict.
By ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
Israel's actions in Gaza are justified under international law, and Israel
should be commended for its self-defense against terrorism. Article 51 of
the United Nations Charter reserves to every nation the right to engage in
self-defense against armed attacks. The only limitation international law
places on a democracy is that its actions must satisfy the principle of
Since Israel ended its occupation of Gaza, Hamas has fired thousands of
rockets designed to kill civilians into southern Israel. The residents of
Sderot -- which have borne the brunt of the attacks -- have approximately
15 seconds from launch time to run into a shelter. Although deliberately
targeting civilians is a war crime, terrorists firing at Sderot are so
proud of their actions that they sign their weapons.
When Barack Obama visited Sderot this summer and saw the remnants of these
rockets, he reacted by saying that if his two daughters were exposed to
rocket attacks in their home, he would do everything in his power to stop
such attacks. He understands how the terrorists exploit the morality of
In a recent incident related to me by the former head of the Israeli air
force, Israeli intelligence learned that a family's house in Gaza was
being used to manufacture rockets. The Israeli military gave the residents
30 minutes to leave. Instead, the owner called Hamas, which sent mothers
carrying babies to the house.
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Hamas knew that Israel would never fire at a home with civilians in it.
They also knew that if Israeli authorities did not learn there were
civilians in the house and fired on it, Hamas would win a public relations
victory by displaying the dead. Israel held its fire. The Hamas rockets
that were protected by the human shields were then used against Israeli
These despicable tactics -- targeting Israeli civilians while hiding
behind Palestinian civilians -- can only work against moral democracies
that care deeply about minimizing civilian casualties. They never work
against amoral nations such as Russia, whose military has few inhibitions
against killing civilians among whom enemy combatants are hiding.
The claim that Israel has violated the principle of proportionality -- by
killing more Hamas terrorists than the number of Israeli civilians killed
by Hamas rockets -- is absurd. First, there is no legal equivalence
between the deliberate killing of innocent civilians and the deliberate
killings of Hamas combatants. Under the laws of war, any number of
combatants can be killed to prevent the killing of even one innocent
Second, proportionality is not measured by the number of civilians
actually killed, but rather by the risk posed. This is illustrated by what
happened on Tuesday, when a Hamas rocket hit a kindergarten in Beer Sheva,
though no students were there at the time. Under international law, Israel
is not required to allow Hamas to play Russian roulette with its
While Israel installs warning systems and builds shelters, Hamas refuses
to do so, precisely because it wants to maximize the number of Palestinian
civilians inadvertently killed by Israel's military actions. Hamas knows
from experience that even a small number of innocent Palestinian civilians
killed inadvertently will result in bitter condemnation of Israel by many
in the international community.
Israel understands this as well. It goes to enormous lengths to reduce the
number of civilian casualties -- even to the point of foregoing legitimate
targets that are too close to civilians.
Until the world recognizes that Hamas is committing three war crimes --
targeting Israeli civilians, using Palestinian civilians as human shields,
and seeking the destruction of a member state of the United Nations -- and
that Israel is acting in self-defense and out of military necessity, the
conflict will continue.
Mr. Dershowitz is a law professor at Harvard. His latest book is "The Case
Against Israel's Enemies" (Wiley, 2008).
3. We recently told you about Nurit Elhanan-Peled. After her own
daughter was murdered by a Palestinian suicide bomber, she rededicated her
life to promoting the agenda of the terrorist bombers.
Well, she is not the only Israeli leftist anti-Israel academic who
responds to a family member being murdered by Palestinians by recruiting
himself on behalf of the terrorist agenda. Meet Yossi Amitay, a lecturer
in Arab history at Ben Gurion University (gosh, what a surprise that he
It seems that his own sister was murdered by a suicide bomber. That did
not stop Amitay from pursuing his Bash-Israel agenda. Please read this:
Yossi Amitay of Ben-Gurion University does the Shimmy-Dhimmi Cocoa Pop
By Lee Kaplan www.isracampus.org.il
And especially this: 'Amitay has been active in the "SERUV" group that
promotes mutiny and insurrection among Israeli soldiers. He was one of the
cheerleaders for Tali Fahima, a Jewish woman jailed for assisting
Palestinian terrorists plan attacks on Jews. After his own sister was
murdered by Palestinian terrorists in an attack in Ramat Gan, Amitay gave
an interview to the Tel Aviv weekly Ha-Ir, in which he said: "Nehama
became part of the cycle of bloodshed, a cycle of Jewish-Israeli and
Palestinian-Arab victims. We are all among the victims and the killers; if
we ever tried to do something for peace, we must now ask ourselves: did we
do enough? That is what I said on Nehama's graveside. It was difficult to
say these things, but I did say them."'
4. Israel's treasonous Left is upset - the police are not letting them
carry PLO flags at their protests:
Just to put this into perspective, when pro-Israel students at the
University of Haifa held a rally this week to respond to the
Solidarity-with-Hamas rally held 2 days earlier by Arab students and
leftist faculty members, a Druse guard at one gate of the campus refused
to allow them to enter while waving an Israeli flag.
5. Has Israel learned its lesson?
by Jeff Jacoby
The Boston Globe
January 1, 2009
Hamas Hiding in Maternity Wards - Naomi Ragen
7. Ilan Pappe's Tonto, University of Haifa's Post-Zionist Uri Bar-Yosef,
wants Israel to turn the Golan over to Syria and take Syria's word about
its nice intentions, except . oops . it has not even said it has nice
8. If you have ever watched the Muppets Show (and movies), you are
familiar with the two puppets who play crotchety old geezers sitting in
the balcony and making cynical comments about the rest of the show. Well,
every time I see the news show on Israel's Channel 10 of Moti Kirschenbaum
and Yaron London, I flash back to the Muppets geezers.
Kirschenbaum and London are conceited affected leftist geezers whose news
show consists largely of their mouthing off their own biased opinions to
one another like the Muppet geezers. Kirschenbaum used to run the news
department at Israeli state-owned Channel One back when it was the only TV
station in the country and he openly bragged about turning it into an
instrument of leftist indoctrination in which no non-leftist opinion would
be heard. London used to be a Haaretz columnist but his writing was so
infantile that even Haaretz evidently no longer wanted him. The
Kirschenbaum-London "news show" is one of the worst insults to the
intelligence of Israeli viewers, and that is saying a lot in a country
where every second Hebrew show is a "reality show."
Well, Israel is not only getting rid of a lot of Hamas terrorists this
week, it is also getting rid of the Kirschenbaum and London geriatric
muppets at long last. Seems the Metamucil Duo were demanding astronomical
amounts in salary from the station, which has been losing money, being in
the Red in both senses of the term. My personal opinion is that K&L
should only be aired if they pay ME to watch them a high enough amount.
They were off the air starting last night. It is already a happy 2009.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Olmert's wife and daughter to demonstrate against Gaza op?
10. The latest treason from Tel Aviv University:
Ran HaCohen has a track record of cheering on the Hezbollah. The web
site on which he publishes his anti-Israel diatribes, antiwar.com, claims
that Israel knocked down the WTC on 911 and not bin Laden.
11. Bad ole Middle East:
12. The Disgace of The Nation: