- Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University
Fatah Threatens on its Facebook Page to Bomb Tel Aviv - Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
On Jan. 21, the Fatah movement, headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, posted a video on its official Facebook page in which its military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, threatens to turn Tel Aviv into a "ball of fire." The threats are made by a masked man in uniform standing in front of a group of other masked men, all of whom are holding weapons. The eight-minute video shows masked men in military training, arsenals of weapons, missiles being launched, as well as footage of Israelis running for shelter during missile attacks. (Palestinian Media Watch)
Iranian Foreign Minister: "We Did Not Agree to Dismantle Anything" - Tom Cohen
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN that "we did not agree to dismantle anything." "The White House version both underplays the concessions and overplays Iranian commitments" under the agreement that took effect Monday, Zarif said. "We are not dismantling any centrifuges, we're not dismantling any equipment." (CNN)
2014 - The UN Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - Anne Bayefsky
All visitors to UN Headquarters in New York, including school children from across America, walk off the elevator straight into the "Palestine" exhibit. According to the display, Palestinians are the new Jews, having suffered an "exodus" in 1948. Total Arab rejection of a Jewish state (contrary to the 1947 UN partition resolution) and repeated efforts to annihilate Israel are not mentioned. Instead, in 1948 "the first Arab-Israeli war breaks out."
There are triumphant photos of Yasser Arafat and lots of photos of miserable-looking Arab children. Not a Jewish victim in sight. The writer is director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. (Jerusalem Post)
ONLY THE RED AREAS OF THE STATE DO NOT OPPOSE ANDREW CUOMO'S SAFE ACT
THAT MAKES THIS STATE ONCE AGAIN SAFE
SAFE FOR GANGBANGERS, RAPISTS AND OTHER CRIMINALS.
HAVE THE HIGHEST CRIME RATES.
AND THEY ARE ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS.
OBAMA'S is also extremely creepy behavior, because it aims to chill legitimate political speech by warning Jews–specifically–that if they disagree with the Obama administration they will be seen to be acting on orders from a foreign government. And it then transfers that suspicion of dual loyalty to the members of Congress whose constituents include the Jews of which the administration disapproves.
The problem the White House is having is this: the president's deal with Iran was not a good deal, and that fact is becoming more and more obvious to everyone, even those not under the spell of Jewish voodoo. So left to their own devices, many in Congress and in the public are going to draw the correct conclusion–the president is getting played–and the president does not like that prospect.
But how is the president going to chill the speech of others? Take, for example, Fareed Zakaria, a man of the left and someone Obama consults on foreign policy. As the Washington Free Beacon notes, Zakaria interviewed the Iranian president and was left with the same sinking feeling as others. Zakaria's reaction:
Do Obama and Kerry believe Zakaria is acting under orders from a foreign government?
This strikes me as a train wreck. This strikes me as potentially a huge obstacle because the conception of what the deal is going to look like and the American conception now look like they are miles apart. The Iranian conception seems to be they produce as much nuclear energy as they want, but it is a civilian program. The American position is that they have to very substantially scale back the enrichment of uranium and the production of centrifuges. For the first time you have the president of Iran unequivocally saying there will be no destruction of centrifuges. So this seems like — you know, this is still — I'm not even quite sure what they're going to talk about.
Obama Administration to Israel: Call Off the Jews, Please
The latest dustup in U.S.-Israel relations is one that makes you wonder if Obama administration officials have a shred of self-awareness. The Jerusalem Post reports that the president is unhappy with the Israeli government because his consistent opposition to sanctions on Iran is not meeting with universal approval from American Jewish groups. And why does this make him upset with Israel? Because he apparently believes that such dissent must be the product of foreign influence:
A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is being perceived in their inner circle as "Jewish activism in Congress" that they think is being encouraged by the Israeli government, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.
The official has informed Israeli government figures that the president and secretary of state are disappointed over repeated attacks made against them by leading members of the Jewish community in the US.
The president and secretary of state would like American Jews' foreign handlers and sponsors to please stop riling up the Jews, because those Jews then practice their voodoo on members of Congress. Now, while this is obviously a very stupid thing for the president and secretary of state to believe–conspiracy theorists love the Walt-Mearsheimer dark tales of Jewish influence, but rarely do serious or intelligent people fall for it–it is even dumber to, you know, say out loud.
But that's not to say it's a slip of the tongue; these statements are usually calculated warnings: nice special relationship you got here, etc. The phrase "Jewish activism in Congress" is especially clumsy, because it's so obvious and appalling and insulting. I suppose we should be thankful the official managed not to use the word "elders."
EVEN BEYOND THE UNIVERSE AND BEYOND THE BEYOND TOO!
THEY'RE HIDING BEHIND THAT ROCK OVER THERE!
THE REMAINS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, ALL OF IT, WAS TO BE GIVEN TO THE JEWS TO SETTLE
ISRAEL TODAY CONSISTS OF 6/10TH OF 1% OF THE MIDEAST.
THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT IS ABOUT THE ARABS STEALING THE
"In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend." --Alexander Hamilton
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