Monday, December 31, 2007

Peace Gesture

The Left is Having Conniptions over Being Monitored and Exposed:
"Academic colleagues, get used to it," warned the pro-Israel activist Martin Kramer in March 2004. "Yes, you are being watched. Those obscure articles in campus newspapers are now available on the Internet, and they will be harvested. Your syllabi, which you've also posted, will be scrutinized. Your Web sites will be visited late at night."

Re-Nakba Now!!

How to achieve peace!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Haaretz shows its true colors (Hint, they are all Red)

The Academic Fringe = Republicans

2. More treason from Haaretz: and

3. Leibler on Haaretz Treason: and

4. The benefits of Palestinian economic collapse
By Daniel Pipes\

5. Stalin's Jews,2506,L-3342999,00.html

(No, Not the editors at Haaretz)

6. Look who is savaging Michael Savage:

7. Israeli Philistines:,7340,L-3486857,00.html

8. Who done it?

9. Academic slums:

10. Psychobabble of the Far Left at the University of Haifa:[id]=7825&cookie_lang=en&the_session_id=f5ac8c4ecb82f76d8596641cdb14d860

11. Axis of Destabilization:

12. Save the earth . get married:

13. "The Forward" taking Far-Leftist Moonbat Political Positions:

14. Auld Lang Zion 2008

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 abasing auld lang Zion.
Should their accomplice be forgot,
In days of auld lang Zion?

We yids hae run aboot the world,
Under fire all the time.
We've wandered mony a weary foot,
To reach auld lang Zion.

Save auld lang Zion, my dear,
Save auld lang Zion,
Indict those Oslo blaggards, dear,
For the sake of auld lang Zion

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Investigate THIS!

1. Some Important Investigations
( )

President Pervez Musharraf has just announced that he will be
investigating thoroughly who was behind the assassination of former
Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

This is a very important and very impressive development. We thought this
should be added to several other important investigations that should be
immediately initiated:

A. Abu Mazen should set up a commission to see if there are any
Holocaust Deniers among Palestinians.
B. The Hamas should set up a commission to see if there are any
terrorists operating out of Gaza or shooting al-Qassam rockets into
C. Ehud Olmert should set up an investigation to see who was
responsible for Israel's total failure in the war against Hizbollah in the
summer of 2006.
D. Ilan Pappe can set up an investigation to see if any academics
lied about Israelis supposedly conducting massacres of Arabs.
E. Ben Gurion University can investigate if there are any Israeli
schools that have trashed academic standards for the purpose of hiring and
promoting anti-Israel leftist extremists.
F. Haaretz can investigate if there are any treasonous journalists
employed in the Israeli media.
G. Bill Clinton can investigate if there is any hanky-panky taking
place in America.
H. Norman Finkelstein can investigate whether there are any Neo-Nazi
pseudo-scholars who have been serving as professors in the Chicago area.
I. Counterpunch magazine can investigate whether there are any
pro-terror Stalinists in America.
J. Michael Lerner can investigate to see if there are any frauds
impersonating Rabbis walking around.
K. Barry Chamish can investigate to see if there are any mentally ill
people in the "911 Truth" cult of conspiracy theorists.
L. Reform "Rabbi" Eric Yoffe can investigate whether there are any
American Jews endangering and undermining Israel.
M. Arthur Waskow can investigate if there are any Jews who smoke

2. Haaretz Editor Asked US Secretary of State to "Rape" Israel
You think this has anything to do with the fact that the Hebrew U's
anthropology department has just declared rape to be an act of anti-racism
and kindness, whereas Refusal to Rape is an act of racism?

3. Tel Aviv U's Radical Hire

4. Year-end special! Free group tour of Rewalpindi, Pakistan. All
Israeli anti-Zionist academics invited to join, for free. Come serve as
human shields!

5. Leftist Neo-Nazis have a new Hate Group:


The Selective Indignation Of Israel's Academic Critics
By:Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D. Thursday, December 27, 2007

As evidence of what Professor Edward Alexander has called
.the explosive power of boredom. in rousing the liberal professoriate to
its ideological feet, Harvard.s own professor of Anthropology and of
African and African American Studies, L. Roland Matory, called upon his
academic peers once again in a November faculty meeting to foster .a civil
dialogue in which people with a broad range of perspectives feel safe and
are encouraged to express their reasoned and evidence-based ideas..

And what were those .reasoned. ideas that had caused
professor Matory to feel .unsafe. on Harvard.s insulated campus? Criticism
of Zionism and Israel, of course, an issue about which Professor Matory
and others have many notorious opinions, but which are being suppressed,
in his view, through .widespread censorship of dissent about

Professor Matory.s implication is that on this one issue .
criticism of Israel . the sacrosanct notion of .academic freedom. is being
threatened by those pro-Israel opponents who wish to stifle all speech
critical of the Jewish state.

But like many of his fellow travelers on the academic
left, Professor Matory makes the mistake of assuming that academic
freedom, and its stepchild, academic free speech, is a bundle of rights
that can be exercised without regard to those two other fundamental
principles of higher education: academic responsibility and a fervent
commitment to actual scholarship, as opposed to ideology parading as what
he calls .reasoned and evidence-based ideas..

With great regularity, academic imbecility and fraudulent
scholarship have been substituted for reasoned inquiry on our campuses,
and, observes Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise
Institute, .academic freedom is meant to protect scholarship, not replace

Professor Matory is not the first academic to bemoan the
oppressive and fearful might of pro-Israel forces in stifling any
criticism or discussion of Israel; and his outrage and trepidations might
inspire sympathy save for the inconvenient fact that the sheer volume and
frequency of chronic, unrelenting, vitriolic, and one-sided demonization
of Zionism and Israel on campuses worldwide makes Professor Matory.s
claims of being cowered into silence by Israel.s supporters a bit

In that respect, Professor Matory shares a view similar to
that of the Kennedy School.s Stephen Walt, who, with University of
Chicago.s John Mearsheimer, recently published The Israel Lobby, a
book-length version of an earlier paper that revealed the existence, in
their minds, of a powerful, cabalistic lobby in America working to sway
public policy and jeopardize America.s international standing, all to
Israel.s advantage.

.The goal [of the Israel Lobby],. they wrote, in words
similar to Matory.s own wild observations, .is to prevent critical
commentary about Israel from getting a fair hearing in the political
arena.. While their insidious bit of scholarship soared to the top of the
non-fiction bestseller list and sent the pair off on a nationwide book
tour, they still manage without embarrassment to proclaim that they are,
like Matory,. touching the .third rail. of political discussion and
fearfully go public with criticism of Israel.

Professor Matory also recalled how another luminary of the
academic netherworld, Norman Finkelstein, was disinvited from Harvard
because of his unrelenting criticism of Israel. Finkelstein is a man whom
Professor Steven Plaut of the University of Haifa has called a
.pseudo-scholar and Holocaust trivializer. who .used his position at
DePaul University in Chicago to promote his open celebration of Middle
East terrorism.. His best-known screed, The Holocaust Industry:
Reflections On The Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, minimizes the
magnitude of the Holocaust while simultaneously making the perverse
accusation that it is used by Zionists to extract sympathy from the world
community and to justify the oppression and subjugation of the
Palestinians by Israelis.

Finkelstein, who was recently denied tenure at DePaul, has
now also adopted the position that his failure to thrive, academically
speaking, is the direct result of his being bold enough to speak up
against Zionism and Israel . and that he has been punished into silence
accordingly, even while he regularly visits college campuses nationwide
where his forbidden speech apparently is heard by eager audiences.

What Professors Finkelstein, Walt, Mearsheimer, and Matory
have all apparently failed to realize is that they have not been silenced
at all in their unrelenting rants against Israel; in fact, the very
opposite is true . they have achieved worldwide notoriety and, in some
quarters, wide acclaim for their views. More important, in their zeal to
preempt the insulating force of this notion of .academic freedom,. they
have sought to deprive their ideological opponents of the same rights and
protection; that is, while they want to be able to utter any calumny
against the Jewish state and suffer no recriminations for their speech,
they view any speech from those challenging their views to be oppressive,
stifling, unreasonable, and, in the popular term used by those who
frequently utter second-rate ideas, .chilling..

But the issue is far more obvious than the professors care
to realize, and much less insidious. Those who speak back to ideologues
such as Matory, Finkelstein, Walt, and Mearsheimer do so not to suppress
criticism of Israel; academic freedom grants the professors the right to
spew forth any academic meanderings they wish, but it does not make them
free from being challenged for their thoughts.

Those who question divestment petitions, or critique the
anti-Israel and anti-American .scholarship. parading on campuses as Middle
Eastern Studies, or answer back when a work purports to reveal a sinister
Jewish cabal controlling U.S. foreign policy, or correct such notions as
Professor Matory.s that Israel is .quashing the rights of millions of
Palestinians refugees to lands, houses, and goods stolen as a condition of
Israel.s founding in the late 1940.s. are not stifling debate about
Israel. They are using their own academic freedom to rebut what they see
as distortions, half-truths, propaganda, mistakes about history, or
outright lies.

There is nothing unseemly about countering speech . even
hateful speech . with more speech. In fact, that is the very heart of the
university.s mission. Professor Matory claims he is seeking a greater
civility on campus through reasoned academic discourse, but his real
intention seems to be to create that civility by having only his side of
the discussion be heard . without the uncomfortable necessity of hearing
other, dissenting views.

Like many of his fellow academics, he proclaims widely the
virtues of open expression, but only for those who utter those thoughts
with which he agrees. But true intellectual diversity . the ideal that is
often bandied about but rarely achieved . must be dedicated to the
protection of unfettered speech, representing opposing viewpoints, where
the best ideas become clear through the utterance of weaker ones.

Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D., former director of
publications at the Kennedy School of Government and a lecturer at Boston
University, Simmons, and Babson, is currently writing a book about the
demonization of Israel taking place on college campuses.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Knesset Proposes a new Law

1. Actor Will Smith to be granted tenure at Ben Gurion University?,7340,L-3485985,00.html

2. Ah the Knesset, the body whose legislation this week is always
based on the headlines last week but never on thought. Last week two old
women in Jerusalem were beaten up by burglars in their homes. Earlier
other elderly have been hurt by burglars. So the Knesset comes to the
rescue and the Knesset Members get their Kodak moments. Yesterday the
Knesset proposed assaulting an elderly person a crime with considerably
harsher punishments, longer jail times, than murdering the same person.

You realize what this means? A burglar breaks into auntie's flat and
hits her, while stealing some cash or silverware. But then the crook
thinks to himself, "Hmmm, I am now facing enormous time in jail for this,
but if I just murder her and get caught, I will do a lot less jail time."

So what do you think the burglar will decide?

3. Media bias during Xmas against Israel:,7340,L-3486144,00.html

4. From page 6 in

(newsletter of
Americans for a Safe Israel)

Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and The Revolt of Islam, Written and Directed
by Joel Gilbert
Reviewed by Rael Jean Isaac
Joel Gilbert has pulled off a remarkable tour de force: in "Farewell
Israel" he has produced a technically sophisticated, visually imaginative,
scholarly documentary that manages in the space of 145 minutes to
investigate the belief system and history of Islam, the development of the
Arab-Israel conflict (more accurately the Muslim-Jewish conflict) and the
aftermath of 9/11. The documentary's enormous achievement is in bringing
all this together to show incontrovertibly the total misunderstanding of
Islam that shapes the policy follies of the West in general and the U.S.
and Israel in particular. The potentially deadly results are summed up in
the foreboding title.Farewell Israel.

Following a striking opening in which Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for "Death
to Israel," the first half of the documentary offers a crash course on
Islam, which Gilbert makes visually interesting through the skilful use of
Islamic art, maps and graphics. (Himself a musician, Gilbert also makes
good use of an original score.) This first section is centered visually by
a mosque, with doors which Gilbert opens to reveal facets of Islamic
doctrine and history. While lengthy and dense with information, this part
of the documentary is essential to understanding more recent events. For
example, Gilbert shows how Mohammad's conflicts with the Jewish tribes of
the Arabian peninsula formed the basis for the development of Islam's
relationship with both Jews and Christians, both tolerated in an inferior
dhimmi status to a superior Islam.

Gilbert describes the amazingly rapid conquests of Islam (within a century
its empire grew to be larger than the Roman empire at its height) which
fortified Believers in their sense of Islam's superiority, the Golden Age
of Islamic cultural achievements, and the crushing blow to Believers when
the West, thanks to its growing technological edge, first turned back
Islam from its European conquests and eventually assumed imperial control
of much of the Islamic heartland. Given the framework of Islamic beliefs,
all of this was difficult to understand and impossible for Muslims to
accept. The feeling grew that Islam had lost its way and would have to
turn inward, that in the phrase that has become famous, "Islam is the

Gilbert depicts the rise of Zionism and shows how the establishment of
Israel and the military victory over the combined Arab states by the
despised Jews posed an unbearable challenge to Islam that had to be
reversed at all costs. By conveying the tremendous shock posed to Islamic
beliefs, which were scrupulously laid out in the first part of the
documentary, Gilbert is able to make the viewer understand Islamic
attitudes and assertions that otherwise seem wildly overstated and hard to
credit seriously. For example, Egypt's Nasser is shown declaring that
Israel is the greatest crime in the history of mankind, while Muslim
religious leaders fulminate that Israel must be destroyed lest Zionism
succeed in replacing Islam and destroying Islamic identity.

But the key theme of this film is the lethal misunderstanding of the
Islamic world view and its goals which bedevils Israeli policies as well
as those of the United States. One of my favorite passages in the film,
because it typifies the theme so perfectly, is the juxtaposition of a huge
peace rally in Israel, with blue and white balloons flying and Israeli
singer Miri Aloni belting out Shir Lashalom (Song to the Peace) with
Arafat's urging his people to fight on. The camera goes back and forth,
interlarding snippets from the Israeli rally with Arafat's incitement. The
singer thrusts the microphone first before Peres, then Rabin, standing on
the platform with her, who join in singing "Don't just say the day will
arrive, cheer only for peace" while Arafat shouts "Fight, fight, fight"
and "Jihad, jihad, jihad" and "We will march to Jerusalem."

In another fine section, Gilbert examines Sadat's strategy in coming to
Jerusalem in 1977, the performance that so bedazzled the Jews and indeed
the entire world. We see him address the Knesset and Gilbert shows how
Sadat's words had different meanings than the way they were understood by
his audience. (This too is an important underlying theme of the
documentary.the way in which the same words, including "peace," "freedom,"
"tyranny" are understood differently by Islam and the West.)

Sadat keeps saying that peace must be based on "justice" (Gilbert notes
that he uses the word fifteen times in that one speech) and defines
justice (if only his listeners had paid more attention) as Israel's
disappearance. "Justice," says Sadat, requires Israel to give up all the
territories taken in the 1967 conflict and the return of Palestinian Arab
refugees. Sadat also proclaims that Jewish independence in Palestine is
illegitimate in its totality ("the land did not belong to you"). As
Gilbert notes, the "peace and justice" which Sadat offers Israel in that
famous speech is really only dhimmi rights in a Muslim Palestine.

And so, at the end of the Camp David negotiations, when we see Begin
declaring "peace now celebrates a great victory" we can understand how
Sadat saw the situation in a wholly different way . Islam had taken a
major step in reducing Israel's territory on the path to her elimination.

Gilbert has assembled some wonderful historical footage. As Nazism
gathered force, we see Vladimir Jabotinsky testifying on behalf of Jewish
statehood before the British Royal Commission in 1936, delivering those
famous lines in which he compared the claims of the Arabs and Jews to
Palestine to the claims of appetite as against the claims of starvation.
And, we see Chaim Weizmann and David Ben Gurion testifying with
surprisingly little conviction to that same commission, the first saying
Jewish statehood might have to be put off for "hundreds of years." We also
see the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini (Arafat's uncle and
Adolph Eichmann's close friend) inspecting the Bosnian Moslem troops he
had mobilized in Hitler's service.

Coming closer to the present, Gilbert shows how Arafat (banished to
Tunisia, discredited and defeated in the wake of the first Gulf war when
the PLO sided with Saddam) was rescued from oblivion by Israel's Labor
government. In another visual gem, Gilbert shows Peres, in the aftermath
of Oslo, echoing Sadat's demands for Israeli withdrawals one by one, this
time as Israeli policy. Israel, Gilbert notes, was now in agreement with
Sadat's diplomatic strategy "of stages" against her, believing this would
bring peace! And Gilbert produces some fantastic recent footage of a
hapless Peres falling asleep as he is asked about Iran's intentions and
coming to consciousness looking as lost and foolish as he . and the
government he represents . has come to be.

Gilbert rightly sums up the Netanyahu years with a single pithy sentence:
promising to revoke the Oslo Accords, he simply continued them at a slower
pace and having accomplished nothing was replaced by Labor.
Where does the peace process come into all this? Nowhere at all. Gilbert
demonstrates conclusively that there is, and can be, no peace process that
leaves Israel standing as a Jewish sovereign state. Gilbert shows how
after 300 years of decline Islam is undergoing a revival, and central to
that revival is the rock-solid determination that the land occupied by
Israel be returned to Dar al-Islam, the territory of Islam. Gilbert says
"Islam must reacquire Palestine to redeem itself from Westernization on
the path to successful Islamic revival."

But it is not only Israel that misreads Islam. Gilbert takes us into the
aftermath of 9/11 in which he argues that President Bush fell into the
Islamist trap. In a sobering, if indirect slap at the "Bush doctrine,"
i.e. bringing democracy to the Middle East -- and the doctrine's
neoconservative supporters -- Gilbert argues that given the current
"Revolt of Islam" genuinely free elections will only bring Islamists to
power. This is precisely what happened in the Palestinian elections which
the Bush administration insisted be held. With his talent for unearthing
the perfect film clip, Gilbert shows Chamberlain on his return from Munich
in 1938, but rather than seeing him pronounce the famous sentence
promising "peace in our time," we see England's Prime Minister say that
after his meeting with Herr Hitler he feels satisfied that "each of us
fully understands what is in the mind of the other." What better way of
making the point that Bush has as much insight into Islam (the religion of
peace!) as Chamberlain had into the mind of Herr Hitler?

Gilbert makes no bones that Israel.and the Jews of the world not far
behind.will bear the most lethal consequences of Islam's obsession with
destroying Israel on the path to Islamic revival. But he offers scant
comfort to the West. The documentary concludes with Gilbert's warning that
the loss of Israel will erode, not enhance, the West's security, for the
goal of the revived Islamist movement that we see enunciated by
Ahmadinejad . bringing the whole world to Islam . will now only be pressed
the harder.

I have one small cavil and that concerns the documentary's subtitle "Bush,
Iran and the Revolt of Islam." In terms of accurately reflecting what the
film is about, a better subtitle would focus on the West's
misunderstanding of Islam.

Most documentaries are specially suited to a particular audience, but in
this case the audience should rightfully be huge. For starters, every
single reader of Outpost should see and see again this documentary, for
there is no way to fully absorb it in one viewing. (This much is easily
accomplished by ordering the DVD from AFSI.) It should be required viewing
for every politician and bureaucrat, beginning with the President and his
Secretary of State. It should be seen by every American who thinks Islam
is similar to Christianity or Judaism. It should be seen by everyone who
believes there is such a thing as a Middle East peace process.

Perhaps most important of all, every Israeli needs to see this documentary
(which means the narration must be translated into Hebrew). Farewell
Israel cannot fail to wake up at least some people from the delusional
somnolent state into which most of the population has lapsed. But perhaps
the last word belongs to a viewer from San Diego who wrote into the
documentary's website: "Where it should go is on national TV and replayed
at least three times a week for a year."

December 14, 2007

Khalas Yisrael ( the end of Israel )
An imitator of Bob Dylan, who is also a friend of Tsakhi Ha'Negbi,
produced an Apocalyptic-right-wing movie that describes the expected
destruction of Israel.

By Ron Maiberg

With the assumption that this is the last year of a Republican in the
white house, it would be advisable that Israel should enjoy a few last
moments of charity. In the coming years it will be difficult to produce
movies like "Farewell Israel - |Bush, Iran, and the Islamic Uprising".
This documentary DVD that went public two weeks ago and caught my eye on
the internet is something that independent producers in free countries
don't produce anymore. The viewer is left at the end of 145 long and
exhausting minutes with the feeling of having seen either a propaganda
piece aimed at a very particular audience, or a movie for internal use of
one of the western espionage organizations that was not destroyed and had
fallen into "the wrong hands". In contrast to the Bush's disconcerting
flip flop on Iran's nuclear program in view of the upcoming elections,
"Farewell Israel" has no uncertainties and reservations in it's
description of the apocalyptic reality - using cinematic techniques that
were thought to have died with Lenny Riefenstahl. Islamic intention to
cause great harm to the west and to destroy Israel is rooted in the
definition of Islam's existence.

When I asked Joel Gilbert, the director of the movie, whether he means
total physical destruction, he answered that from Islam's point of view
the Jews in Israel can find a way to continue to exist as they were always
meant to exist - under the rule of Islam and its total hegemony in the
region. Israelis are very familiar with what this movie promotes - in one
version or another - from their earliest history and from their first
encounters in elementary school. What stirs a heavy feeling of concern are
the purposeful hands that sculpted this movie, the money that funded it
and the complete embrace of the Israeli right . of course, a legitimate

It's even difficult to translate the title into Hebrew. Farewell is more
Shalom than Lehitra'ot; and Shalom is a questionable word in this context.
It's one of those cases where we "pay" for the double-meaning of the word

December 14, 2007

Khalas Yisrael ( the end of Israel )
An imitator of Bob Dylan, who is also a friend of Tsakhi Ha'Negbi,
produced an Apocalyptic-right-wing movie that describes the expected
destruction of Israel.

By Ron Maiberg

With the assumption that this is the last year of a Republican in the
white house, it would be advisable that Israel should enjoy a few last
moments of charity. In the coming years it will be difficult to produce
movies like "Farewell Israel - |Bush, Iran, and the Islamic Uprising".
This documentary DVD that went public two weeks ago and caught my eye on
the internet is something that independent producers in free countries
don't produce anymore. The viewer is left at the end of 145 long and
exhausting minutes with the feeling of having seen either a propaganda
piece aimed at a very particular audience, or a movie for internal use of
one of the western espionage organizations that was not destroyed and had
fallen into "the wrong hands". In contrast to the Bush's disconcerting
flip flop on Iran's nuclear program in view of the upcoming elections,
"Farewell Israel" has no uncertainties and reservations in it's
description of the apocalyptic reality - using cinematic techniques that
were thought to have died with Lenny Riefenstahl. Islamic intention to
cause great harm to the west and to destroy Israel is rooted in the
definition of Islam's existence.

When I asked Joel Gilbert, the director of the movie, whether he means
total physical destruction, he answered that from Islam's point of view
the Jews in Israel can find a way to continue to exist as they were always
meant to exist - under the rule of Islam and its total hegemony in the
region. Israelis are very familiar with what this movie promotes - in one
version or another - from their earliest history and from their first
encounters in elementary school. What stirs a heavy feeling of concern are
the purposeful hands that sculpted this movie, the money that funded it
and the complete embrace of the Israeli right . of course, a legitimate

It's even difficult to translate the title into Hebrew. Farewell is more
Shalom than Lehitra'ot; and Shalom is a questionable word in this context.
It's one of those cases where we "pay" for the double-meaning of the word

December 14, 2007

Khalas Yisrael ( the end of Israel )
An imitator of Bob Dylan, who is also a friend of Tsakhi Ha'Negbi,
produced an Apocalyptic-right-wing movie that describes the expected
destruction of Israel.

By Ron Maiberg

With the assumption that this is the last year of a Republican in the
white house, it would be advisable that Israel should enjoy a few last
moments of charity. In the coming years it will be difficult to produce
movies like "Farewell Israel - |Bush, Iran, and the Islamic Uprising".
This documentary DVD that went public two weeks ago and caught my eye on
the internet is something that independent producers in free countries
don't produce anymore. The viewer is left at the end of 145 long and
exhausting minutes with the feeling of having seen either a propaganda
piece aimed at a very particular audience, or a movie for internal use of
one of the western espionage organizations that was not destroyed and had
fallen into "the wrong hands". In contrast to the Bush's disconcerting
flip flop on Iran's nuclear program in view of the upcoming elections,
"Farewell Israel" has no uncertainties and reservations in it's
description of the apocalyptic reality - using cinematic techniques that
were thought to have died with Lenny Riefenstahl. Islamic intention to
cause great harm to the west and to destroy Israel is rooted in the
definition of Islam's existence.

When I asked Joel Gilbert, the director of the movie, whether he means
total physical destruction, he answered that from Islam's point of view
the Jews in Israel can find a way to continue to exist as they were always
meant to exist - under the rule of Islam and its total hegemony in the
region. Israelis are very familiar with what this movie promotes - in one
version or another - from their earliest history and from their first
encounters in elementary school. What stirs a heavy feeling of concern are
the purposeful hands that sculpted this movie, the money that funded it
and the complete embrace of the Israeli right . of course, a legitimate

It's even difficult to translate the title into Hebrew. Farewell is more
Shalom than Lehitra'ot; and Shalom is a questionable word in this context.
It's one of those cases where we "pay" for the double-meaning of the word

I asked Gilbert why does such a pro-Israeli movie "dress-itself-up" with
such a provocative name like "Bye Bye Israel," and Gilbert said, "things
have more than one meaning and there are pros and cons on each side" ...
could be.

But there is nothing ambiguous in the DVD-cover image of the Arab fighter
in a kefiyah holding a loaded Kalashnikov. The movie leads us, throughout
the 145 minutes of didactic, monotonous, decisive and assertive
statements, to the inevitable conclusion: Khalas Israel. Unless Israel
wakes up, together with the sleepy West, to the recognition that this is
what Islam commands according to its sources, its Holy Scriptures and its
prophets: Conquer the Jews.

Gilbert, who started the distribution of the DVD two weeks ago and is
negotiating with TV networks to show on TV, is . among other things . the
leader of an impersonation of Bob Dylan musical group. This is the type
of band that presents an evening of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Jimi
Hendrix songs as impersonators. This "schtik" has been running for about
ten years by now, with Gilbert as Bob Dylan. He appeared all over the
world already. The band is called "Highway 61 Revisited". Through the
years, it was joined by Scarlet Rivera, Rob Stoner and Bruce Longhorn .
musicians that played with Dylan. They also composed the soundtrack for
the movie. Gilbert has never gained Dylan's personal recognition, but the
two hold similar political opinions.

It is easy to see how this movie can become a hit with the Israel
supporting Christian right. Gilbert claims he produced this movie by
himself. However, this is quite an expensive production, with respectable
quality, animation, and archival material which in itself costs (in
general) thousands of dollars per minute of broad time. For those of us
born into this bubbling "publishing world" stew, Gilbert is one more
violin out of tune in the philharmonic. The problem is that Gilbert's
professional credentials are quite meager for carrying such a heavy
intellectual load. He helped research a book on Jabotinsky for Shmuel
Katz; he learned about Islam from Eli Keddouri; he wrote a book that is a
basis for a movie; and he is a friend of Tsakhi Ha'Negbi. Not exactly Dan
Meridor, lacking self restraint. Katz and Ge'ulah Cohen are mentioned in
the movie without relation to the context.

Gilbert's major villains are the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini,
that according to Gilbert is among those who brought about the Holocaust,
the deceased Anwar Sadat that took everything while giving nothing and was
murdered by "Believers", and obviously, Achmadinejad, and in a way that is
not at all amusing, Shimon Peres and Yitzak Rabin (we had an unconvincing
conversation on the subject). Peres is presented by Gilbert yawning and
waking up from a deep sleep in order to answer a question. The murder of
Rabin is mentioned as a footnote in history.

This is a season in which the shelves of Israel and the Middle East fill
up with a multitude of books and movies such that the natural inclination
is to ignore them. Many of these products are "suicide bombs" . they
explode in the bag on the way home.

4. This is cute:

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Not a joke - Hebrew University awards Research Prize to Essay Claiming Jews are Racists for Not Raping Arab Women

1. I wish I were making this up as some sort of a pre-Purim joke.
But it seems that the latest anti-Israel outrage coming out of the Hebrew
University in Jerusalem is its awarding a prize to a graduate student for
an essay in which the student claims that Israel is abusing and oppressing
Palestinians by not raping their women.

Really. (See )

Had it not been awarded a prize by a panel of the Hebrew University's
distinguished professors, the whole matter could be dismissed as just
another idiotic essay by a moonbat grad student, not something worthy of
any attention being paid to it. But according to news reports, the essay
in question has now been published by the Hebrew University's "Shaine
Center," at the enthusiastic recommendation of a Hebrew University
professors' committee headed by Dr. Zali Gurevitch. The latter is a
leftist anthropologist who taught for several years at Knox College in
Galesburg, Illinois. Don't worry, I never heard of it either. His web
page is here:

runs the Shaine Center, which awarded the prize. His fellow perps in this
atrocity are listed here:

. I wonder if the Shaine family know what is being done with their
contributions to the university!

The essay indicting Israeli soldiers for not raping Palestinian women was
the product of the crayon of a MA student named Tal Nitzan. Tal is a she.
Her main theme is that the "lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is
designed to serve a political purpose lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian
women is designed to serve a political purpose." The "political purpose"
is that Israel fears the Palestinians demographically and so IDF soldiers
do not rape the women to avoid creating new Palestinians and little
Here is Nitzan at her finest: "In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can
be seen that the lack of military rape merely strengthens the ethnic
boundaries and clarifies the inter-ethnic differences - just as organized
military rape would have done." Israeli racism has resulted in suppressed
Jewish-male sexual desire for Palestinian women, just another
manifestation of Zionist racism. Since the absence of rape of Arab women
by Israeli soldiers has no parallel in any other human army in wartime
anytime in history, the only conclusion must be that Jewish soldiers are
far more racist and intolerant than the others.
Now Nitzan and her guru Gurevitch rule out automatically all other
alternative explanations for why Israeli troops do not rape Arab women.
The possibility that Israeli troops are simply civilized humans is ruled
out as an imponderable. Ditto for the possibility that Jewish ethics
serve to deter such abuse of Arab women.

Instead, Nitzan claims that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped
by IDF soldiers because the women are "de-humanized" in the soldiers'
eyes. I guess that means they are not rape worthy. You know, unlike
Shulamit Aloni, Yael Dayan, and Tamar Gozansky.

How did Nitzan reach these cosmic conclusions? By conducting "interviews"
with 25 soldiers. That is what the Hebrew University has sunk to .
regarding 25 interviews as research comprising a MA thesis. I am willing
to bet a year's salary that not a single one of those soldiers said that
he was foregoing raping Arab women because he was afraid it would spawn
little Palestinian intifada terrorists.

So essentially Nitzan is saying that the proof that Israeli soldiers are
brutal oppressive stormtroopers is in the fact that they do NOT mistreat
and sexually abuse Palestinian women, not even the Palestinian terrorist
women apprehended after trying to murder Jews. And as if this were not
enough, let us note that not a single one of the many radical feminist
mini-organizations that plague Israel had a single moo to utter about this
obviously anti-woman "research" paper inflicted upon the world by the
Hebrew University. According to her own thesis logic, if little Tal
herself were to be raped by Hamas terrorists, I guess this would pretty
much prove that they are egalitarian and progressive seekers of peace and

Makor Rishon, a rightwing Hebrew weekly ( broke the
story of this Hebrew University "research" proving that Rape Refusal by
Israeli soldiers serves to prove how racist they are. (Story is here in


Meanwhile, if you would like to let the heads of the University know how
the award of such a prize for such an essay by the Hebrew U will affect
your inclination to send them financial support, then by all means contact
them at:

Hebrew University:

1. President of the University:
Title : Prof.
First Name: Menachem
Family name: Magidor
Department: President of the HebrewUniversity
Primary Email address:

Second Email address (extra):

Email address (extra):

Telephone: 02-6584143
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Tel. 02-5882111
Fax. 02-5811023

2. Rector of the University:
Title : Prof.
First Name: Haim
Family name: Rabinowitch
Department: Rector of the HebrewUniversity
Primary Email address:

Second Email address (extra):

Email address (extra):

Telephone: 02-5882920
Telephone (extra): 02-5882919

Hebrew University "Friends of" Offices:

2. Haaretz "journalist" Amira Hass, Israel's Tokyo Rose, asks where all
the Palestinian suicide bombers are now when they are really needed:

Where are the suicide bombers?

December 2007 |
By Amira Hass

Translated from Hebrew by George Malent

In the middle of November a new method of "smuggling" Palestinians into
Israel was exposed: in the northern Jordan Valley, two cars from East
Jerusalem disguised to look "police-like" were used in an attempt to
transport Palestinians without permits through the Bezek crossing. The
same week a private smuggling attempt from the West Bank to Israel came to
light: a woman was transporting someone concealed in her car, and by her
behavior she aroused the suspicions of soldiers at a checkpoint. This was
reported in passing on the radio, as a curiosity. Neither of the two
incidents represented a security danger; they were merely additional
attempts by unemployed people to work in Israel. There are probably
hundreds like them every month, who have not yet been discovered en route
to "infiltration" into Israel in a desperate search for livelihood and
food for their children. It could even be added: while heroically
endangering themselves.

The discovery of a breach in the "separation wall" immediately sets off
security alarms in Israeli ears. If those routes are known to workers,
then they are probably also known to organizations that espouse suicide
bombing. Can the fact that those routes have not been used lately to send
suicide bombers be attributed only to the activities of Shabak [Israel.s
internal intelligence agency and security police -- trans.], or is it due
in part -- or perhaps mainly -- to the fact that the various organizations
have changed their approach? Or maybe there is something more: there are
organizations and splinters of organizations that are probably looking for
candidates for suicide attacks. But today, unlike in the past, the
atmosphere of support for suicide attacks -- which was motivated mainly by
the desire to avenge the many civilians that the IDF killed immediately
after September 2000 -- is not prevalent.

It is an accepted cliche among some so-called radicals that army attacks
in which Palestinian civilians are harmed -- which are routine occurrences
that pass below the Israeli radar -- always create "the next suicide
bomber.. The truth is that nearly every Palestinian has many reasons to be
fed up with life to the point of suicide and thoughts of revenge, and
those thoughts are not linked only to military attacks. Even without
killing, the Israeli occupation regime kills -- hope, plans,
relationships, ways of life. Living among Palestinians brings daily
examples of the thousands of shades that despair has, just as the regime
of occupation and colonization brings with it thousands of variants of
material and mental abuse. Every moment, people mourn for the lives they
could have had and which they are not experiencing. How explosive is the
daily insult which people experience, under a foreign rule that decides
who will live in their own houses and who will not, who will have access
to their lands and who will not, when the bulldozer will tear up your
grandparents. land in order to attach it to a highway and a green
settlement, who will waste several hours every day at a checkpoint, who
will send their children to university and who will send them to beg, who
will lose their source of livelihood, who will see their family and when,
and who will not. Massive is the insult felt by the many who depend on
charity. Added to all this, of course, is the constant opprobrium of a
disappointing and failed Palestinian leadership and the absence of hope in
its ability to effect change.

The inescapable conclusion is not that every Israeli attack is likely to
create the next suicide bomber. Something is inverted here: how is it that
in spite of everything, more youths have not chosen the path of suicide in
the past? How is it that people are not choosing to commit suicide today?
True, there is another escape: many people, public-opinion polls tell us,
are hoping to leave. But appearances are always bigger than reality.

The attachment people have to their harsh lives is more than just the
instinct for survival or a default option. In it is a constant lesson to
those Israelis who are planning for "transfer" overtly or covertly: the
large majority of Palestinians knows that oppressive regimes come and go,
but they will stay on their land. Consciously.

3. Creative accounting comes to "Peace Now":

Peace Now Suspected of Financial Scam to Mask Backers
13 Tevet 5768, 22 December 07 07:57
by Ezra HaLevi and Gil Ronen
( The Peace Now movement is suspected of setting up a
financial scam to mask the European sources of its funding for its
reconnaissance work against Israeli Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.
The Non Profit Associations Registrar suspects Peace Now of operating a
front organization for improper collection of funds, according to a report
on Channel 2 TV by reporter Amit Segal.
The radical left-wing Peace Now group allegedly used a non-profit
organization (amuta) called Sha'al, which supposedly dealt with
educational matters, to receive and disburse millions of shekels over a
period of many years.
Some of the organization's donors were exposed in the course of the
inquiry. They include the British government, which donated more that
500,000 shekels, Norway (800,000 shekels) and the European Union, which
donated 451,000 shekels earmarked for Peace Now's ongoing "settlement
hunting" activity: the documentation of construction activity by Jews in
Judea and Samaria.
This is not the first time Peace Now has crossed the lines of legality. In
2004, journalist David Bedein revealed and later the Knesset Interior
Committee confirmed that Peace Now had received a budget in the amount of
50,000 Euros from the government of Finland to conduct intelligence
activities in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan, Gaza and
Jerusalem. The Israel Penal Code for Espionage was distributed to Knesset
Interior Committees, with the third clause defining .photography of
sensitive areas of Israel for any foreign power. as an act of espionage,
punishable by ten years imprisonment if convicted.
It is not clear whether Segal's report was the result of a new
investigative web site dedicated to researching and documenting the
group's misdeeds.
The Non Profit Associations Registrar summoned 'Peace Now' to a hearing
and instructed them to reply to the allegations by December 31.
Peace Now Calls on US to Talk to Iran
Americans for Peace Now, the Israeli leftist group.s fundraising arm that
also engages in anti-Israel lobbying in the United States, urged US
President George W. Bush .to open serious, determined and unconditional
diplomacy with Iran,. according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Franklin Fisher and Debra DeLee, Chairman and President respectively of
the group, sent a letter to Bush arguing that it is in the .best interests
of both the US and Israel [to engage in] direct, sustained, and
unconditional US-led diplomacy and engagement with Iran to resolve issues
surrounding Iran.s nuclear program."
.The letter reflects Americans for Peace Now.s longstanding contention
that a U.S. policy toward Iran consisting of sanctions and threats of
force is insufficient and potentially harmful to the interests of both the
United States and Israel,. JTA reported. The letter was sent to all
members of the House and Senate, as well as all the US presidential
More news from these adorable Peace Now Care Bears:

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Maariv Takes on the "Fascist Left"

Maariv Takes on the "Fascist Left"

This past Friday was something of a milestone.

For the first time a mainstream Israeli journalist referred to the radical
Left as the "Fascist Left."

Let me explain. First, Israeli Hebrew journalism is by and large the
occupied territory of the Israeli Far Left, and under its hegemony. (The
electronic media are not much better.) Haaretz is somewhat to the Left of
the communist party, routinely runs Op-Eds calling for Israel's
annihilation, and the Haaretz idea of "journalistic pluralism" makes
Pravda under Brezhnev look like a fountain of democratic enlightenment.
Yediot Ahronot is not as extreme as Haaretz, but is almost as
homogeneously and uniformly Left. Maariv is the only Hebrew daily with any
semblance of pluralism and even it is more Left than Right. Nevertheless,
one can find on its pages Nadav Haetzni, by far the best columnist in
Israel, and he is well to the Right, plus some others who refuse to toe
the political correctness line.

Maariv also is quite willing to bash the Left for its anti-Semitism and
anti-Zionism and Maariv editors do not spare ammo when it comes to
shooting at the "Post-Zionists" and the "New Historians." The most
militant of the Maariv bashers of the anti-Israel Israeli Left are
Ben-Dror Yemini and Prof. Amnon Rubinstein, both of them left of center
but strongly pro-Israel and Zionists.

In his column on Friday, Yemini (whose family came from Yemen) denounces a
"conference" held in Spain under the official auspices of the Spanish
government, in which only leftists were invited, to search for "peace
solutions" to the Middle East conflict. Except admission to the conference
was reserved mainly for those who endorsed the "Palestinian Right of
Return" and also who endorse the replacement of Israel by a "bi-national
state," meaning a Rwandan-style country in which the Arab majority would
quickly eliminate the "problem" of the Jewish minority in a new Final
Solution. Israeli and Palestinian leftists, who found the ground rules of
the "debate" acceptable, participated. See this. The conference was
largely the initiative of one Ofer Bronstein, an Israeli leftist who is
currently promoting the division of Jerusalem but used to organize
pilgrimages of leftist "rabbis" to kiss Arafat's -- er -- hand. Bornstein
is associated with the anti-Israel extremist and ex-Nazi Uri Avnery.

Yemini wonders why the media refer to such an atrocity as a "peace
conference." I just say DUH. Yemini also thinks there exists an insane
Left and a sane Left, and in the latter he includes "Peace Now." I do not
agree that there exists a sane Left. Yemini thinks there exists a "war
between Lefts." I think there exists a war by the Left against Jews.

Be that as it may, Yemini concludes, "The battle against the fascist Left
is not yet lost.. Not that the fascist Left will disappear any time soon."

I do not share his optimism. But it really made my week that a
serious respectable mainstream journalist in Israel is willing to declare
that the Leftist Emperor is Naked, and the anti-Israel Left is nothing
more than a Fascist Left.

2. The World's most wonderful video game:,7340,L-3484222,00.html

3. Israel's Judicial Tyrant:

4. The Animal Rights Nuts come to Israel:,7340,L-3484482,00.html

5. Speaking of unleashed evil:,7340,L-3484608,00.html
Let's insist that the Vatican be internationalized and declared NOT to be
a Catholic entity.

6. Marxist brainwashing in Israel:,7340,L-3484608,00.html

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Persecution of David Ohana by Ben Gurion University

1. The Persecution of David Ohana by Ben Gurion University

AH, Ben Gurion University. The Bir Zeit of the Negev. The school in
which turning out leftist NewSpeak counts as "research" and "scholarship"
and where one can get tenure for mass producing anti-Israel hate
propaganda The university that has never initiated any disciplinary
actions against Neve Gordon, Oren Yiftachel, Lev Grinberg, or its legions
of campus fulltime anti-Israel propagandists, even when they are involved
in criminality.

But Ben Gurion University has long had it in for writer and Moroccan-born
historian David Ohana. Left of center, Ohana . who teaches in the Jewish
history department at Ben Gurion University . is just not Left enough for
many in the Ivory Kremlin (see his ideas at ).

Starting in 2005, Ohana was accused of sexual harassment by five women
(including secretaries and cleaning staff) at the university. They said
he had said graphic things to them about sex. One said he gave her a

Except the facts were not so clear. A number of faculty members at BGU
came out in SUPPORT of Ohana, signing a petition demanding he NOT be
disciplined, many claiming he was being harassed by the women because one
of them had had a work conflict with Ohana about something unrelated to
sex, who had then recruited her friends to "get him."


BGU is so politically correct and intolerant of political incorrectness
that it is hard to believe that any of its professors would stick their
necks out to defend someone accused of harassing women unless they were
convinced he was truly innocent. Sexual harassment on most PC campuses is
a modern-day Inquisition, where the faculty member is guilty until he can
be proven innocent, and faculty members are well aware of the perils of
even being accused. (This is not to make light of ACTUAL sexual
harassment on campus, just pointing out that false accusations of such can
be used maliciously and vindictively to ruin careers.)

While most professors at BGU taking a stand on the matter BACKED Ohana, a
minority, led by Neve Gordon and some radical feminists, demanded Ohana's
head. Remember, this is the same university in which the only non-Lefist
member of the political science department was fired for refusing to stick
to the official anti-Israel political line there! Ohana in Haaretz
accused his campus accusers of "political persecution" (June 29, 2006).

Meanwhile, the BGU disciplinary committee chewed on the case for more than
6 months, unsure of what to make of all the evidence. Obviously, it was
hardly cut and dry against Ohana. Numerous faculty members testified in
Ohana's behalf.

Eventually the disciplinary committee (on October 10, 2007), which
consisted of three professors (two of them women), found Ohana INNOCENT!
They said that in some cases the accusations were simply false, the women
accusing Ohana deemed liars by the judges
( ), while in others
they thought Ohana deserved the benefit of the doubt. That meant the
judges did not approve of some of his behavior but saw insufficient
evidence against him to convict him of harassment.

Naturally the political correctness stromtroopers at BGU and elsewhere hit
the ceiling. The very same people who spent months demanding that
Far-Leftist Haim "Divide-Jerusalem-Now" Ramon be cleared and returned to
his nice warm cabinet seat after HE was convicted in a real court of law
for sexual harassment were outraged that David Ohana was being allowed to
walk with his head still attached.

So a few days after he was cleared, Ohana was "convicted" by his campus
crusaders of "unbecoming conduct," meaning exercising his freedom of
speech in a manner that included some expressions of poor taste. Both the
President and Rector of BGU, people who long endorsed Neve Gordon's
attempt to use the Israeli court system to suppress freedom of speech,
backed the "conviction" of Ohana.

This qwwk, Haaretz (
reports that the same BGU campus authorities that did nothing when Neve
Gordon was arrested for interfering with the IDF's anti-terror operations
have decided to dock Ohana of three months pay. This for being INNOCENT
of sexual harassment!! They also issued a strong reprimand of him that
will effectively prevent him forever from holding senior campus
administrative or leadership positions.

Audit finds U.S. funded university linked to terrorism
By Jim Tankersley
Washington Bureau
December 12, 2007

U.S. government officials authorized giving nearly $1 million in foreign
aid to a Palestinian university with links to the terrorist group Hamas,
despite vetting the school eight times for ties to terrorism, according to
a government audit.

The audit concluded that the vetting process, initiated by the U.S. Agency
for International Development and conducted by the U.S. Embassy in Tel
Aviv, found no "derogatory information" on the Islamic University in Gaza
between 2002 and 2006 -- even after Hamas claimed a parliamentary majority
in Palestinian elections in 2006. Several times, university officials
certified that they provided no material support for terrorism.

A companion audit found that USAID's operations in Gaza and the West Bank
have largely implemented policies to keep future aid out of terrorist

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) asked USAID's inspector general to conduct the
audits after a Washington Times report detailed some of the aid payments
to Islamic University earlier this year. He said in an interview Tuesday
that the failure to detect terrorist ties at the school suggested "either
incompetence or a complete breakdown of the vetting system as run by the
State Department."

The U.S. designated Hamas a terrorist organization in 1997. Hamas' prime
minister sits on the Islamic University's board of trustees. In January,
Palestinian security forces seized assault rifles and rocket-propelled
grenades during a raid of the university.

U.S. law prohibits transactions with terrorists or their supporters. A
USAID audit last month, also requested by Kirk, concluded the government
has inadequate controls in place to stop foreign aid from flowing to
terrorists -- and that USAID had funded terrorist-linked groups on at
least two occasions.

One of the follow-up audits concludes that USAID "did not always follow
applicable federal laws" when approving aid to the University. That
includes several occasions where grant recipients did not receive a notice
detailing their responsibility to avoid using aid dollars to support

Most of those occasions came between 2003 and 2005, before USAID
implemented new anti-terrorist funding policies, the audit concluded.

In an appendix to the audit, USAID officials disputed any implication that
they violated laws. The number of times the university was vetted -- and
the lack of any red flags -- along with the university's anti-terrorism
certifications "indicate compliance with the law," West Bank and Gaza
Mission Director Howard Sumka wrote.

3. Muslim helps Jews attacked on New York subway
CNN International ^ | December 12, 2007 | Nkechi Nneji
Posted on 12/12/2007 7:41:19 PM PST by lonestar67
A Muslim man jumped to the aid of three Jewish subway riders after they
were attacked by a group of young people who objected to one of the Jews
saying "Happy Hanukkah," a spokeswoman for the three said Wednesday.
The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating
Friday's incident on the Q train.
Friday's altercation on the Q train began when somebody yelled out "Merry
Christmas," to which rider Walter Adler responded, "Happy Hanukkah," said
Toba Hellerstein.
"Almost immediately, you see the look in this guy's face like I've called
his mother something," Adler told CNN affiliate WABC.
Two women who were with a group of 10 rowdy people then began to verbally
assault Adler's companions with anti-Semitic language, Hellerstein said.
One member of the group allegedly yelled, "Oh, Hanukkah. That's the day
that the Jews killed Jesus," she said.
When Adler tried to intercede, a male member of the group punched him, she
Another passenger, Hassan Askari -- a Muslim student from Bangladesh --
came to Adler's aid, and the group began physically and verbally
assaulting him, Hellerstein said.

4. Ehud NeBARAKnezzar:
Barak Agreed To Hand Temple Mount & Yesha to Arabs in 2000 Talks
( According to a document brought out of mothballs seven
years after it was signed, Defense Minister Ehud Barak - then Prime
Minister of Israel - agreed to transfer the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,
Judaism's holiest site, to Arab sovereignty.

Steinberg: Alarm Subsiding in Israel on Intelligence Estimate on Iran
Gerald M. Steinberg, Director, Political Studies Department, Bar-Ilan
University, Israel
Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor

December 10, 2007

6. On Treasonous Israeli academics:

7. Commie roots of terror:

8. News from my Alma Mater:

9. Outing the "Independent" Institute for research on the Mideast:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"Racism" and Leftist Sedition in Israel

1. "Racism" in Israel

Far Left Group 'Documents' Israeli Racism
By:Steven Plaut Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is a far
leftist propaganda group that has just released a report allegedly
documenting a skyrocketing rate of .racism. among Israeli Jews against
Arabs, in addition to discovering that Israel is a generally oppressive

The first point to be made is that nothing coming from
ACRI is credible and everything from it should be dismissed as misleading
and skewed. ACRI is not a reliable source about anything. The second point
is that the same survey supposedly collected for ACRI asked no questions
about Arab racism against Jews. How curious. The third point is that none
of the questions supposedly indicating growing Jewish .racism. have
anything at all to do with racism or bigotry.

ACRI claims to discern an increase of 26% in anti-Arab
.incidents. in Israel, although it offers no evidence that any of these
.incidents. are really racist. It claims a 100% increase in anti-Arab
.hatred. among Jews but does not say how it measures this .hatred..

From the media reports about the study, ACRI evidently
measures this alleged racism based on the proportion of Jews who want to
condition welfare benefits, social perks (like tuition vouchers), and
income subsidies on army service. This is racist, insists the ACRI. Never
mind that every other nation on earth gives its army vets such benefits,
or that no one is stopping any Arabs from serving in the Israeli army and
getting the same veteran benefits, or that in any case such a policy would
.penalize. Orthodox yeshiva students no less than Arabs.

Many of the indicators of .oppression. used in the ACRI
study are meaningless, political biased, and have even less to do with
ethnic disparities. For example, the report bewails a drop in the number
of hospital beds in Israel per 1,000 population (still among the world.s
highest rates), a drop having nothing to do with racism and everything to
do with fiscal cuts and budgetary constraints.

ACRI also finds evidence of .oppression. in the structural
reforms that Israel.s minister of justice is pursuing. It would be
.repressive,. believes ACRI, for an elected cabinet minister to prevent
unelected judges from just making up laws and .rights. as they go along in
court. The report cries crocodile tears about the hiring of workers via
employment agencies rather than as direct employees of companies and
business. But there is nothing at all .oppressive. in this; in fact, it.s
downright beneficial, as thousands of unemployed people are able to find
jobs through manpower agencies.

The ACRI study finds that fully half the Jewish public
takes a negative view of exact equality between Jews and Arabs. This is
amusing, of course, because the left opposes exact equality for Arabs when
it comes to things like conscription or national service for Arabs.

In any case, the wording of the question could be
interpreted to mean not legal equality or equal opportunity but equality
of results (such as in income homogeneity), a cause beloved by the left
and opposed by everyone else.

Fifty-five percent of Jews endorse subsidizing Arabs who
want to emigrate from Israel, finds the ACRI report, which labels such
sentiment racist. Except that 100% of the Israeli Labor Party and the left
supports subsidizing Jews to move out of the West Bank, which evidently is
not racist.

Here.s yet another example of Jewish anti-Arab racism in
the ACRI report: It turns out Arabs are searched for weapons and
explosives at airports more so than Jews. ACRI would prefer a .non-racist
non-discriminator. set of security procedures.

In short, the ACRI report is a very useful tool for
identifying what is not racism, though it will be picked up by every
anti-Semitic organization and website on earth to prove that Israel is an
.apartheid entity..

2. Radical secularist Leftists vandalize Hannuka Menorah in Israel -
show their contempt for Judaism:

3. Appeasement, for Chrissake:

Israel allows return of Bethlehem 'Nativity terrorists'
Jihadists took over believed birthplace of Jesus, accused of Christian

4. Moshe Amirav, Netanya College, leading the campaign to divide
Prof. Zvi Arad is the President of the College
Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel

5. Getting history right:

6. Leftists needed to go get Lattes:

7. What "American Jewish community"?,7340,L-3481667,00.html

8. Jihad in Ann Arbor:

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

NY Magazine says Neo-Nazi ex-prof Norman Finkelstein living with fleas and spiders at Coney Island

1. A hilarious article on the demise of Neo-Nazi Norman Finkelstein:
Note how he claims the Jews are "crucifying" him!

2. The head of the School of Communications at Sapir College, Naama
Shefi, endorses the anti-Israel Arab lecturer at her school who refused to
allow a reserve soldier to enter the classroom:
To complain,:
The President of Sapir College is Prof. Zev Tzahor, whose fax is
His email is

3. "From defenders to defamers"

Gerald Steinberg , THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 9, 2007


4. Amira Hass, Haaretz jihadnette, asks where all the suicide bombers are
now that we really need them:

5. When America gets silly about settlers:,7340,L-3481363,00.html

6. Minority opinion:,7340,L-3481241,00.html

December 11, 2007


WSJ on CIA Unintelligence:

The NIE Fantasy
December 11, 2007; Page A26
'The USSR could derive considerable military advantage from the
establishment of Soviet medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles
in Cuba, or from the establishment of a submarine base there. . . . Either
development, however, would be incompatible with Soviet practice to date
and with Soviet policy as we presently estimate it."
-- Special National Intelligence Estimate 85-3-62, Sept. 19, 1962.
Twenty-five days after this NIE was published, a U-2 spy plane
photographed a Soviet ballistic missile site in Cuba, and the Cuban
Missile Crisis began. It's possible the latest NIE on Iran's nuclear
weapons program will not prove as misjudged or as damaging as the 1962
estimate. But don't bet on it.
At the heart of last week's NIE is the "high confidence" judgment that
Tehran "halted its nuclear weapons program" in the fall of 2003,
"primarily in response to increasing international scrutiny and pressure
resulting from exposure of Iran's previously undeclared nuclear work."
Prior to that, however, the NIE states, also with "high confidence," that
"Iranian military entities were working under government direction to
develop nuclear weapons." Left to a footnote is the explanation that "by
'nuclear weapons program' we mean Iran's nuclear weapon design and
weaponization work. . . we do not mean Iran's declared civil work related
to uranium conversion and enrichment."
Let's unpack this.
In August 2002, an Iranian opposition group revealed that Iran had an
undeclared uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and an undeclared heavy
water facility at Arak -- both previously unknown to the pros of the U.S.
intelligence community. Since then, the administration has labored to
persuade the international community that all these facilities have no
conceivable purpose other than a military one. Those efforts paid off in
three successive U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding Iran suspend
enrichment because it was "concerned by the proliferation risks" it posed.
Along comes the NIE to instantly undo four years of diplomacy, using a
semantic sleight-of-hand to suggest some kind of distinction can be drawn
between Iran's bid to master the nuclear fuel cycle and its efforts to
build nuclear weapons. How credible is this distinction?
In "Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy" (1996), MIT's Owen Cote notes that "The
recipe [for designing a weapon] is very simple. . . . Nor are the
ingredients, other than plutonium or HEU [highly enriched uranium], hard
to obtain. For a gun weapon, the gun barrel could be ordered from any
machine shop, as could a tungsten tamper machined to any specifications
the customer desired. The high-explosive charge for firing the bullet
could also be fashioned by anyone with access to and some experience
handling TNT, or other conventional, chemical explosives." (My emphasis).
In other words, Iran didn't abandon its nuclear weapons program. On the
contrary, it went public with it. It's certainly plausible Tehran may have
suspended one aspect of the program -- the aspect that is the least
technically challenging and that, if exposed, would offer smoking-gun
proof of ill intent. Then again, why does the NIE have next to nothing to
say about Iran's efforts to produce plutonium at the Arak facility, which
is of the same weapons-producing type as Israel's Dimona and North Korea's
Yongbyon reactors? And why the silence on Iran's ongoing and acknowledged
testing of ballistic missiles of ever-longer range, the development of
which only makes sense as a vehicle to deliver a weapon of mass
Equally disingenuous is the NIE's assessment that Iran's purported
decision to halt its weapons program is an indication that "Tehran's
decisions are guided by a cost-benefit approach" -- an interesting
statement, given that Iran's quest for "peaceful" nuclear energy makes no
economic sense. But the NIE's real purpose becomes clear in the next
sentence, when it states that Iran's behavior "suggests that some
combination of threats of intensified international scrutiny and
pressures, along with opportunities for Iran to achieve its security,
prestige and goals for regional influence in other ways, might -- if
perceived by Iran's leaders as credible -- prompt Tehran to extend the
current halt to its nuclear weapons program."

Cuba, 1962. The NIE missed this one, too.
This is a policy prescription, not an intelligence assessment.
Nonetheless, it is worth recalling that if Iran did have an active
weaponization program prior to 2003, as the NIE claims, it means that
former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami was lying when he said that
"weapons of mass destruction have never been our objective." Mr. Khatami
is just the kind of "moderate" that advocates of engagement with Iran see
as a credible negotiating partner. If he's not to be trusted, is Mahmoud
Then again, when it comes to the issue of trust, it isn't just Mr.
Ahmadinejad we need to worry about. It has been widely pointed out that
the conclusions of this NIE flatly contradict those of a 2005 NIE on the
same subject, calling the entire process into question. Less discussed is
why the administration chose to release a shoddy document that does
maximum political damage to it and to key U.S. allies, particularly
France, the U.K. and Israel.
The likely answer is that the administration calculated that any effort by
them to suppress or tweak the NIE would surely leak, leading to
accusations of "politicizing intelligence." But that only means that we
now have an "intelligence community" that acts as an authority unto
itself, and cannot be trusted to obey its political masters, much less
keep a secret. The administration's tacit acquiescence in this state of
affairs may prove even more damaging than its wishful thinking on Iran.
For years it has been a staple of fever swamp politics to believe the U.S.
government is in the grip of shadowy powers using "intelligence" as a tool
of control. With the publication of this NIE, that is no longer a fantasy.
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Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel finds some "Racism":

1. The Far-Leftist Association for "Civil Right" finds some "Racism"
by Steven Plaut

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is a far leftist
propaganda group (see ) that cares
nothing about civil rights, especially about civil rights for Jews. Its
president, writer Sami Michael, has endorsed Palestinian terrorist attacks
on Jews. It is uninterested in freedom of speech. When a leftwing
fascist in Israel filed a SLAPP harassment suit against me to suppress my
freedom of speech, I asked the ACRI to support me in fighting it off and
it refused (see ). It only
believes in freedom of speech for leftists. For background on ACRI and
its political bias, see the report in NGO Monitor on it here:
The president of ACRI, Sami Michael, best known for romanticizing
communism, was cited in Haaretz (Oct 21, 2004) as justifying Palestinian
terror attacks against Jewish Israelis. Here are his words as quoted by
Michael understands the Hamas members who are fighting these Jews, who
stuck a wedge down their throats. In an interview published in the latest
issue of New Horizons, a monthly on society and the state published by the
Berl Katznelson Foundation, Michael rejects the definition of Hamas
fighters as "terrorists."
"Imagine the feeling if I woke up tomorrow and saw this neighborhood,
which we inhabit, forcibly conquered by the Syrians, and they established
settlements here, and in order to go to the bus station, I needed
permission from the Syrian army. How would I feel?" the author from Haifa
asked. "If I fight them, I will be considered a terrorist. Why am I a
terrorist? Why do we call Hezbollah or Hamasniks terrorists? Why? Because
he fights on his own territory? Suddenly, aliens, occupiers, land on him
and tell him: "Your house is ours. It's his land, he and his forefathers
were born here, and the settlers say: We will never leave ... How would
you respond to this?"
This week the headlines in Israel are filled with a news story that the
ACRI has discovered a skyrocketing rate of "racism" among Jews against
Arabs. See this story:,7340,L-3480345,00.html and this

The first point is that nothing coming from the ACRI is credible and
everything should be dismissed as advocacy statistics. The ACRI is not a
reliable source about anything. The second point is that the same survey
supposedly collected for ACRI asked no questions about Arab racism against
Jews. How curious. The third point is that many of the questions
supposedly indicating growing Jewish "racism" have nothing at all to do
with racism or bigotry.

The ACRI claims to discern an increase of 26% in anti-Arab "incidents" in
Israel, although offers no evidence that any of these incidents are really
racist. It claims a 100% increase in anti-Arab "hatred" among Jews. It
does not say how it measures this. From the Haaretz report on the report,
evidently ACRI measures it based on the proportion of Jews who want to
condition welfare benefits, social perqs (like tuition vouchers), and
income subsidies on army service. That would be racist, says the ACRI.
Never mind that every other nation on earth gives its army vets perqs, no
one is stopping any Arabs from serving in the Israeli army, and in any
case it would "penalize" ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students no less than
Arabs! The ACRI also finds evidence of "racism" in the structural
reforms that Israel's Minister of Justice is pursuing. It would be
"racist," believes the ACRI, for an elected cabinet minister to prevent
unelected judges from just making up laws and "rights" as they go along in

How else is "racism" measured by the ACRI? Maybe by asking Jews if they
think most Israeli Arabs want to see them murdered? If so, I am amazed
that the ACRI does not report far higher "anti-Arab" sentiments among
Jews, almost universal agreement. The news reports say that the ACRI
study finds that 50% of the Jewish public does not think there needs to be
exact equality among Jews and Arabs. This is amusing, of course, because
the Left, including the ACRI, also opposes equality for Arabs, such as in
the fact that they oppose conscription or national service for them. In
any case, the wording of the question does not seem to mean only legal
equality or equality of opportunities, but could also be interpreted as
speaking of equality of results (such as in income homogeneity), that
beloved cause of the Left opposed by everyone else. 55% of Jews endorse
subsidizing Arabs who want to emigrate from Israel, which is racist says
the ACRI study. Except that 100% of the Israeli Labor Party supports
subsidizing Jews to move out of the West Bank, which is not racist. 78%
of Israeli Jews oppose including the Arab anti-Semitic and fascist parties
in the Knesset in the government coalition, which the ACRI also thinks is
racist. I happen to think that the remaining 22% who do NOT oppose such a
coalition are racists.

Other evidence of racism in the report? It turns out Arabs are searched
for weapons and explosives at airports more so than Jews. The ACRI would
prefer a "non-racist non-discriminator" set of security procedures that
results in terrorist atrocities.

And what is NOT racism, may we ask the ACRI? Answer - the call over the
weekend at the congress of the predominantly Arab HADASH Stalinist party,
declaring that Israel's Jewishness is like a sword upon the necks of
Arabs. (Haaretz Dec 8, 07)

2. New Site Opens to Counter 'Peace Now'
Interesting how these "Eco-Judaism" nuts never have anything to say about
the greenhouse gases released when suicide terrorists blow themselves up
on Israeli buses.

2. PC Hijacking of Hanuka:
3. This is simply hysterical! Must see:

4. Latest idiocy from the Israeli Left:

5. New kosher hotel in Marrakech:
Primavera, 78 Route de Casablanca, Marrakech, Morocco. For more
information: .

6. Naw, but THAT would be Racism:,7340,L-3479655,00.html

7. Stolen Cars for Peace:,7340,L-3480151,00.html

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hannnuka and the Struggle Against National Suicide

1. Hannnuka and the Struggle Against National Suicide by Steven Plaut

Of all the Jewish holidays, the one that best captures the contemporary
Jewish Zeitgeist, the one that is the most relevant to the current and
possibly the last chapter in Jewish history, is Hannuka. Hannuka is of
course the story of Jewish national liberation. It is the story of the
military victory of the few against the many, of the champions of Judaism
against the pagan barbarians. But more than this, it is the saga of the
heroic struggle of Jewish survivalists (those you would today label
"Zionists") against the assimilationists and self-hating Hellenists of the
second century BCE. Hannuka is less about the battle against the Greeks
than it is about the battle against the predominant assimilationist
paradigm at the time amongst the Jews. It is about the battle against the
anti-survivalists, those who hated themselves for being Jews and so sought
to be progressive and modern and "in", by rejecting and disgracing and
degrading themselves in their struggling AGAINST Jewish survival. In other
words, it is about the battle against the Oslo of Hannuka Past.

At this stage in Jewish history a convergence has occurred between the
main Diaspora Jewish community (in the US) and the Jews of Israel. It is a
convergence towards self-destruction, self-abasement, and
self-elimination. While it takes different forms, in both cases it is
about Jews who are embarrassed because of their being associated and
identified as such by the barbarians. They are ashamed of themselves and
seek to gain acceptance in the Greek world by overtaking the anti-Semites
in attacking their own people. They grovel before the enemies of their
people. They demand that their people abandon their archaic and backward
religion and traditions and values.

History books will recall the second half of the twentieth century as that
era in which the Jews lost their will to survive, first in the Diaspora
and now in Israel. Whether or not Jewish history ends in the next decade
or so depends on the unlikely proposition that the small numbers of
Maccabees still fighting against Hellenism will triumph. They appear to be
losing this war. It is not 200 BCE. One should not take a miraculous
intervention for granted.
In the United States, the dominance of the Jewish Hellenists is in the
form of the assimilationist liberals. These are the Jewish leaders and
organizations who dominate the non-Orthodox segments of American Jewry and
promote the view that all of Judaism can be reduced to the pursuing of
this week's liberal political fads. They practice the "Political
Liberalism as Judaism" form of Hellenistic paganism. They reduce all of
Jewishness to support for the "progressive" agenda of the left wing of the
Democrat Party. They even endorse all forms of politically correct
wackiness - from radical feminism to extremist environmentalism to
affirmative apartheid. They will only support Israel as long as it is
pursuing self-destruction, lest it embarrass them in front of their
progressive gentile friends by defending itself.

In Israel, the country's politics - particularly its cultural/educational
elite and its chattering classes - are now almost entirely dominated by
those motivated by the desire to commit national suicide. These are people
who are ashamed of their country and of their own people. They scorn
themselves the same way that the Hellenized Jews did at the time of the
Maccabees. Like the Hellenized Jews, they are convinced that
traditionalist Jews are reactionary and primitive, and that the greatest
priority is renunciation of Jewish peculiarity and the striving to
assimilate amongst the cosmopolitan progressive Greeks of the world. They
insist that a Seleucid "narrative" should replace their own reactionary
provincial national one.
Israel's universities are by and large the Occupied Territories of these
Jewish Hellenists. The Israeli media is to almost the same extent. Jewish
Hellenists dominate the Israeli military and intelligence services.
Hellenists are rewriting the school curriculum to teach Israeli Jewish
children to despise themselves. Their message is that Jews must feel
ashamed because they are evil and immoral people, while the truly superior
sensitive people are the barbarian anti-Semites. The aim of these
Hellenists is to convince the Jews that the only way they may become
accepted in the world is to conform to paganism, to turn the Temple Mount
over to the barbarians, to stop seeking to exist as an archaic separate
national entity, to commit national suicide.

Moreover, their campaign is aimed at challenging the moral existence of
the Jews. They realize this is the weakest chink in the armor of the Jews.
If Jews can be convinced that they are morally in the wrong, then no
Maccabees will arise. The aim of the Hellenists is the delegitimization of
the Jews as a nation, discrediting the moral position of Jewish
survivalism. They insist over and over that Jews are evil, immoral,
selfish people, who must cease to exist as Jews if they want peace. The
message of the contemporary Hellenists is unambiguous: Those who wish to
purify the Temple, who seek pure oil for the Temple lamp, who wish to
evict the barbarians from Jerusalem, are the enemies of peace. The
Maccabees must be arrested for incitement. The Jews must provide Antiochus
with concessions and arms and funds. Under no circumstances should the
Jews seek to defend themselves from the Seleucids, for there is no
military solution to the terror. If the barbarians murder the Jews it is
because the Jews are selfish people and because they have been too
reluctant to abandon their primitive survivalism.

The era of national separateness is over; all must join in the great
Hellenistic politically correct pagan enterprise. The Post-Hasmonean era
is upon us. Dip the latkes in lard.
See also


Ze'evi Murderer in Jail - What about his Protectors?
25 Kislev 5768, 05 December 07 10:35
by "Back to Sanity" - Arutz 7 Analysts
( At long last the Palestinian assassin of an Israeli cabinet
minister Rehavam Ze'evi has been formally sentenced. Haaretz reports:
"Hamdi Qur'an was convicted of the 2001 murder and other terror
activities. He was taken into Israeli custody in 2006, after international
monitors left the Jericho Prison, where he had been held."
But there is more justice that needs to be done. What about the
"solidarity protesters" who served as human shield for Hamdi Qur'an when
he was being hidden inside the Palestinian Authority offices in Ramallah
by Yassir Arafat? Back when the IDF was attempting to apprehend the
Just to remind you, groups of anti-Israel "solidarity protesters"
illegally entered Ramallah in violation of Israeli law and army
regulations in order to prevent IDF forces from apprehending terrorists
being hidden at the time by the PLO in violation of its Oslo obligations.
Among the terrorists being so protected was Hamdi Qur'an.. The "human
shields" protecting him included some Israeli far-leftists.
Among those who illegally interfered with Israel's efforts to apprehend
Qur'an was Neve Gordon, a radically anti-Israel far-leftist lecturer in
political science at Ben Gurion University. Gordon may be best known for
having his anti-Israel articles published on the Neo-Nazi web site of
Ernst Zundel, for his campaign of defamation against his own army
commander, and for his recent shilling on behalf of Neo-Nazi Norman
Finkelstein. Gordon joined anti-Semites and jihadniks in a conference
supporting Finkelstein, where he proliferated anti-Semitic
misrepresentation of the "Zionist Lobby" as an anti-democratic bogeyman.
To right - Gordon as human shield for Qur'an:
Gordon was arrested for his illegal interference with IDf anti-terror
operations. Prof. Alan Dershowitz last year described Gordon thus: "It is
my opinion that Neve Gordon has gotten into bed with neo-Nazis, Holocaust
justice deniers, and anti-Semites. He is a despicable example of a
self-hating Jew and a self-hating Israeli." Officials at Ben Gurion
University have long backed Gordon's anti-Israel and
Solidarity-with-Terrorists activism.
We are wondering - is there room in Qur'an's cell for those who illegally
served as his human shield?

3. David Irving is Promoted and Defended on the "ALEF" Chat List of
Anti-Zionists operating under the auspices of the University of Haifa:
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 17:11:57 -0800
Subject: [alef] David Irving on Strangling Free Speech in Germany &
Hmm. Yes Irving was respected by the right as a historian and although
I've never read his books it is true that he was considered a capable
historian, albeit one with maverick right-wing views. Churchill's War was
by all accounts his most notable effort. However as the Irving trial
demonstrated, he deliberately mangled and distorted and even falsified his
sources in such as way as to propose that there were never any gas
chambers in Auschwitz and that Hitler was the Jews best friend!

Irving's thesis that Hitler was kept in ignorance of the Final Solution
until at least mid-1933 is not tenable given everything we know about him,
viz. he was the most 'radical' of all the Nazi leaders.

I don't support the criminalisation of those who deny the Nazi holocaust,
though it is understandable that Germany and Austria take that view.
However I can hardly consider it a 'sad day'. There are far, far greater
crimes against liberty than those taken against Nazi apologists and
holocaust deniers, who I think should be treated much like the advocates
of a flat earth. The deportation of thousands of asylum seekers from
European countries back to the countries where we have installed our
dictators seems to me a far greater infringement of liberty. But then
that's something that Irving & co. also support.

Tony G

>>I am not fond of David Irving. If anything, I lament that he was once a
respected historian who has seemingly gone off the deep end. On the other
hand, it is a sad day in Europe when such a man, for whatever self-serving
reasons he may have, is out there defending freedom of speech and the
dangers of limiting it while "liberals" are eager to redefine freedom of
speech as "incitement" and restrict demonstrations.--Miriam

David Irving on Strangling Free Speech in Germany & Austria
http://www.stormfro showthread. php?t=442084

By David Irving / Dec. 2007

The German Government has quietly admitted that over the last twelve
months it prosecuted over 18,000 Germans for offences of "right-wing
extremism," of which only a few hundred involved actual violence: i.e.
they prosecuted over seventeen thousand thought-crimes -- people
unwitting displaying the old swastika emblem, or even worse, National
Socialist ideas, and perhaps even "denying the H."

As the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung recently pointed out in a courageous
editorial, most of these new criminal records have been
sprung on ordinary citizens blissfully unaware of the criminality of their
actions and thoughts, because the tame German media are too
cowardly to report any of these cases--even the major trials like those
involving the revisionists Ernst Zundel and Germar Rudolf.

These absurd laws themselves are protected by fresh layers of other, even
more absurd, laws making it impossible even for court-appointed
attorneys to provide an adequate and conscientious defence to those
accused under the thought-crime laws. Any German or Austrian lawyer
who does, can be-and frequently is-himself ordered arrested by the judge,
for having associated himself with these criminal thoughts and
deeds. Zundel's court-appointed defence attorney Sylvia Stolz made herself
unpopular with the prosecutor for "hampering the
prosecution, " and is now to be prosecuted for so hampering. Go figure, as
the Americans say.

More than once my chosen Austrian lawyer, Dr Herbert Schaller, arrived in
the Vienna prison with fresh horror tales from Zundel's
Mannheim courtroom--the judge Meinerzhagen had warned him that if he asked
certain questions of the court, or made certain defence
motions, he too would be arrested.

I remember that in January 1993, when I was tried in Munich under
Germany's laws for the suppression of free speech, one of my three
lawyers turned up apologetically on the morning of the hearing apologizing
that he could not continue to act for me, as the Munich
Bar Association had threatened him with dismissal--i. e. the end of his
career--if he did. He showed me their actual letter.

I was fined thirty thousand deutschmarks, around twenty thousand dollars,
for uttering a single sentence which the Polish authorities
now belatedly admit was true.

I NOTICED when I was in Viennese prison that the jailhouse, built to hold
eight hundred malfeasors, currently held 1,400 inmates, a
quarter of them Blacks. It was a tight fit but it was possible, provided
we did not all breathe at the same time.

This morning I have received a letter from Frau K., an elderly Viennese
lady in her nineties. Exercising what is the constitutional
right of every citizen in most other countries, on September 27 of last
year she had written a personal letter to the President of
Austria, one Herbert Fischer-a small, straw-haired gentleman of even
smaller character and endowed with all the intellect and bearing of
Lady Chatterley's gardener-to protest against my arrest, trial, and
imprisonment. "What D. I. said was right," she wrote in one passage
of this incriminating letter.

She received no presidential reply? Right.--She heard no more? Wrong.

On March 8 the Austrian criminal authorities sent her a letter fining her
the sum of 200 euros under penalty of jail for having
written these seditious words to their august president. No trial, no
hearing, no defence--no lawyer would have dared to defend her anyway.

This is the new Europe, coming soon to a jailhouse near us. I for one
shall do my damndest to prevent it.
____________ ______

4. Using Israeli courts to suppress free speech:
See also

5. Poor Babies:,7340,L-3468843,00.html

6. The Hero of Palestine:

7. Labor Party in Despair! Reason enough to celebrate!,7340,L-3479091,00.html

8. Latest from the Anarcho-fascists:

9. Join the Neo-Hasmonean Front!:

10. ZOA Response to Peace Now regarding Fatah Constitution
From: Zionist Organization of America

June Walker, Chair
Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice-Chair
Conference of Presidents of Major
American Jewish Organizations
633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10017

5 December, 2007

Dear Ms. Walker & Mr. Hoenlein,

Americans For Peace Now (Peace Now) has recently sent a letter to the
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization criticizing
ZOA's resolution asking the Conference of Presidents to call upon the
Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas to rescind portions of
the Fatah Constitution.

The Fatah Constitution contains 10 horrific clauses,
of which we provide here a sample of three which call for 1). Israel's
demolition; 2). the use of terrorism as an essential element in the
strategy to obtain that objective; and 3). rejection of any negotiated
solution as a matter of principle:

. (Article 12) "Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of
Zionist economic, political, military, and cultural existence."
. (Article 19) "Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and
Palestinian Arab People's armed revolution is a decisive factor in the
liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle
will not cease until the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is
completely liberated."
. (Article 22) "Opposing any political solution offered as an
alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine."

Peace Now questions the existence of such a document and we shall deal
each of its arguments in turn:

It claims that it was unable to find such a document in either Arabic or
English and that the quotations from the Fatah Constitution that we
are "thus far unsubstantiated" but if, however, such a document does
the accuracy of the English version found online "cannot be confirmed."
It claims that it is unaware of the mechanism for the Fatah Constitution's
amendment and that experts on Palestinian legal affairs and Fatah senior
members were unable to provide one.
Assuming, however, that all this could be clarified, Peace Now expressed
"serious reservations about the timing and motivations behind this
resolution" and urges the Conference against "indulging those elements in
the Conference that prefer to look for new pretexts to thwart Israel's
1. The Fatah Constitution (1964) is the document laying out the mission of
the organization co-founded by Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas. The
text of the Fatah Constitution is available on at least five websites,
including in the Arabic original at
and in English at

The Fatah Constitution can also be found in English translation on diverse
websites, including on MidEast Web; Israeli/Palestinian; the
Ariel Center for Policy Research; and the Israel/Palestine Center for
Research . The translations offered by these sites do not substantively
differ from the one we used in our resolution. Far from being
unsubstantiated, the quotations we provided from the Fatah Constitution
confirmed by a number of sources. Nor were the Constitution's contents a
matter of dispute until ZOA made its call for Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah to
show seriousness to the cause of peace by abrogating this pro-terror,
anti-Israel document.

Peace Now mentions that the Constitution dates from the mid-1960s,
that it is old, obscure and thus of no practical relevance, yet it is
obvious that most countries in the world have constitutions ranging in
from several decades to several centuries. No-one would claim that these
documents are irrelevant or somehow lack force today.

2. We are not surprised that senior members of Fatah, which has engaged
since Oslo in the double game of asserting to credulous Westerners that
accept Israel while reaffirming to their own constituents in Arabic their
continuing fidelity to eventually demolishing Israel, were unable to
enlighten Peace Now on the procedures or mechanism for revoking the Fatah
Constitution. However, whether these procedures are simple or complex, it
clearly something only Fatah and its leadership can and must do.

3. Peace Now casts aspersions on ZOA's motives in bringing the truth about
the Fatah Constitution to the Conference's notice and accuses us of
for "pretexts to thwart Israel's peace efforts." But this is surely a case
of shooting the messenger. We did not invent Fatah's Constitution or
record, which Peace Now evidently has such difficulty acknowledging and
confronting. Moreover, this is the most appropriate time for Fatah to
abrogate its murderous Constitution, before Israel has undertaken more
concessions which would entail more security risks endangering the lives
Israelis. There is never an inappropriate time for Fatah to do this. We
Conference members to judge Fatah's record for themselves.

Under Abbas and Fatah, there has been no PA action to jail terrorists and
dismantle their organizations. Indeed, Abbas explicitly ruled out doing
that, contrary to Oslo and the Roadmap. The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,
has carried out the lion's share of recent terror attacks, is actually
of Fatah. The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is on the U.S. terrorism list.
Moreover, U.S. aid and arms to Abbas' Fatah have ended up in Hamas' hands;
Abbas has called Hamas "an integral part of the Palestinian people." The
other week, he actually met with Hamas officials and promised to engage in
further talks if Hamas cedes control of Gaza.

Even worse has occurred since the Annapolis meeting. Abbas himself has
reiterated Palestinian rejection of Israel as a Jewish state and said that
he will try to form an alliance with Hamas ( Jerusalem Post, December 1,
2007); PA officials have sworn to fight alongside Hamas if Israel
in Gaza to deal with the incessant terrorism emanating from there
Post , November 29, 2007); PA TV has displayed a map from which Israel is
erased (Palestinian Media Watch, November 28, 2007) and a senior PA
has argued that all Palestinians jailed for murdering Israelis must be
released as they are engaged in legitimate "resistance" and are not acting
contrary to the peace process (Independent Media Review Analysis, December
2, 2007).

Abbas has not condemned terrorist acts against Israelis as a crime, merely
as a public relations nuisance that harms the Palestinian cause. He has
praised terrorists as "heroes" (Age [Melbourne], January 3, 2005),"
that "Allah loves the martyr" (Wall Street Journal , January 5, 2005),
"our rifles are aimed at the occupation," (Jerusalem Post, January 11,
and that "it is our duty to implement the principles of Yasser Arafat" (
Haaretz, January 3, 2005). Abbas has supplemented these anti-peace words
with deeds, approving legislation mandating payments to the families of
suicide bombers (Israel National News, December 11, 2005); calling for a
political partnership with Hamas (Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2007).and
endorsing last year the "Prisoners Plan" and the Hamas/Mecca agreement
called for more violence against Israel.

Under Abbas-Fatah rule, the PA has not ended the incitement to hatred and
murder that suffuses the PA media, mosques, schools and youth camps. Abbas
himself revealed - to an Arab audience - the subterfuge of PA-Fatah policy
when he told a PA TV audience in October 2006 that, while a PA government
had to diplomatically recognize Israel in order to obtain any concession
from it, "It is not required of Hamas, or of Fatah, or of the Popular
to recognize Israel" (Palestinian Media Watch, October 5, 2006). Is Peace
Now aware of this revealing disclosure? If so, on what basis do they urge
action to hold Fatah accountable?

Peace Now claims that the Conference would be supporting Israel's
democratically elected government in its efforts to engage Abbas by
discarding efforts to get Fatah to change its Constitution. We answer that
no harm will come to Israel's diplomacy by pressuring Fatah to take this
long overdue step. On the contrary, such pressure, by highlighting Fatah's
true nature and the difficulties this poses for peace, ultimately assists
Israel and strengthens its hand. Clearly, Israel would be pleased by Fatah
abrogating this document and such a development ought to be welcomed by
everyone interested in peace.

Contrary to the make-believe world of Peace Now, there is both need and
urgency to pressure Abbas and Fatah into renouncing the Fatah Constitution
and acting, at long last, on their basic obligations to end terrorism and
the incitement to hatred and murder that feeds it. We would have thought
that an organization like Peace Now, professing such deep interest in
would work for obtaining the essential conditions of peace-making. We note
that Amoz Oz, a noted supporter of the Peace Now in Israel, wrote just
before the ill-fated Oslo process began that:

WHAT if they cheat? What if they take whatever we give them and demand
more, still exercising violence and terror? . Once peace comes, Israeli
doves, more than other Israelis, must assume a clear-cut "hawkish"
concerning the duty of the future Palestinian regime to live by the letter
and the spirit of its obligations . If the Palestinians want to hold onto
Gaza and Jericho, eventually assuming power in other parts of the occupied
territories, they will have to prove to us, to themselves and to the whole
world, that they have abandoned violence and terror, that they are capable
of suppressing their fanatics, that they are renouncing the destructive
Palestinian Charter and withdrawing from what they used to call "the right
of return." They will also have to show that they are willing to tolerate
their midst a minority of Israelis who may choose to live where there is
Israeli government.

The ZOA urges the Conference to proceed in the best interests of Israel
put the ZOA's resolution to a vote.

Yours sincerely,

Morton A. Klein
National President

Daniel Mandel, PhD
Center for Middle East Policy

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