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October 26, 2018

The Jewish People Are Entitled to Self-Determination

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People of good conscience must put an end to the brutal terror of the Palestinian Authority complicit in the ethnic cleansing of indigenous Jews from their homeland of Israel.

Our goal is to educate the world and to place intense pressure upon the entity calling itself “Palestine” to respect the human rights of the Jewish people who have returned to their restored homeland.
Jews are entitled to self-determination, to live freely in their homeland. Zionism is just as valid as Palestinianism, even moreso.

Unlike the political “Arabian nation”, the Zionist movement to “Palestine/the Land of Israel” represents a return – not an invasion.

Here are some facts:

We are told that there is a difference between extremist Islam and peaceloving normal Islam.

Yet if we look at their behavior, Muslims are anti-West, anti-Democracy, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-Buddhist, and anti-Hindu.

Muslims are involved in 25 of some 30 conflicts going on in the world: in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, East Timor, India, Indonesia (2 provinces), Kashmir, Kazakastan, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Macedonia, the Middle East, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Russia-Chechnya, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda and Uzbekistan.

This indicates that extremist Islam is the norm and normal Islam is extremely rare.
On Nov. 29, 1947 the United Nations General Assembly voted to legitimize the sovereignty of the restored state of Israel.

If the 1.3 million Israeli Arabs are a model of peaceful coexistence, why are the 250,000 Jews living in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights an obstacle to peace?

If the uprooting of Arab communities within the Green Line constitutes a blatant human rights violation, why is the uprooting of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria viewed as a contribution to peace?

There is not, nor has there ever been, a distinct “Palestinian” culture or language.

Further, there has never been a Palestinian state governed by Arab Palestinians in history. Nor was there ever a serious Arab-Palestinian national movement, until 1964, which was three years before the Arabs of “Palestine” lost the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza as a result of attacking Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, a war which the Arabs started.

Even the original so-called leader of the “Palestinian” people, mass murderer Yasser Arafat, was Egyptian.

In short, the so-called Arab “Palestinians” are a manufactured people. They are a people with no history and no authenticity whose sole purpose for existence is to destroy the Jewish State.

It’s ethnocentric to claim that only a certain ethnic group has rights to own land, as is the claim made by the Arabs. Why are Arabs the only ones entitled to self-determination?

What would have happened if Jews had repopulated their homeland, and the Arabs opened up their arms and expressed brotherhood as their response to Europe’s genocide of European Jews?

It would have proven that it was not Zionism that caused this ongoing conflict, but the pan-Arabic racist reaction towards it.

Terror is not something one learns to live with. It is something which the Israel and US governments are obligated to completely destroy. No decent government should sit down and negotiate with murderers.

We Arabs, especially the educated among us, look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement…We will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home.” — The Emir Fayzal to Felix Frankfurter of the American Zionist delegation, Paris Peace Conference, 1919. Reprinted in “The Arab Israeli Conflict: Documents Vol III, pages 42-49, John Moore, editor.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: We Left Galilee on Our Own in 1948

Critical evidence that negates the claim that the Arabs in the Land of Israel had been there “from time immemorial.” Via IsraelNN.com:
Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas says the Arabs of the Galilee city of Tzfat left in 1948 not because they were driven out, but on their own volition.

Many biographies of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas imply that his family became “refugees” because of the War of Independence in 1948. For instance, a BBC profile on Abbas when he succeeded Yasser Arafat as PLO chairman in 2005 writes, “In the light of his origins in Safed in Galilee – in what is now northern Israel – he is said to hold strong views about the right of return of Palestinian refugees.” Answers.com states, “As a result of the Arab-Israel War of 1948, he became a refugee.” Wikipedia articles on the topic say the same – all giving the impression that the Abbas family was driven out and became homeless.


It is notable that the Abbas family moved back to Damascus, as that is likely the place where it had originated less than 90 years earlier.

However, Abbas himself – co-founder of Fatah with Arafat, and known as Abu Mazen – now tells a different story.

Speaking with Al-Palestinia TV on Monday, Abbas admitted that his family was not expelled or driven out, but rather left for fear that the Jews might take revenge for the slaughter of 20 Jews in the city during the Arab pogroms of 19 years earlier.

In the words of Abbas:
“I am among those who were born in the city of Tzfat (Safed). We were a family of means. I studied in elementary school, and then came the naqba [calamity, namely, the founding of the State of Israel – ed.]. At night, we left by foot from Tzfat, to the Jordan River, where we remained for a month. Then we went to Damascus, and then to our relatives in Jordan, and then we settled in Damascus.

“My father had money, and he spent his money systematically, and after a year, the money ran out and we began to work.

“The people’s basic motives brought them to run away for their lives and with their property. These [motives] were very important, for they feared the violence of the Zionist terrorist organizations – and especially those of us from Tzfat felt that there was an old desire for revenge from the rebellion of 1929, and this was in the memory of our families and parents.”
The “rebellion” Abbas referred to was a series of brutal Arab attacks on Jewish towns in the summer of 1929. Nearly 70 Jews were slaughtered in their homes in Hevron, 20 in Tzfat, 17 in Jerusalem, and others were murdered in Motza, Kfar Uriah and Tel Aviv.

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Here is a PowerPoint Presentation on Mahmood Abbas, a.k.a. Abu Mazen, via Israel Behind the News. (You will need to have a PowerPoint Player to view this). The 22 slain youths are referred to as the “22 Flowers”. They are buried together in a special enclave in the Safed Beit Olam.

October 25, 2018

How Iran Attempts to Cloak Its Oil Exports

Via JPost:

Oil tankers departing from Iran have been "cloaking" their movements by turning off their global transponders, says Samir Madani who co-founded TankerTrackers with Lisa Ward.
   
Many tankers connected to the National Iranian Tanker Company have been spotted going into port but not coming out, Madani says. "Then you look at the export terminal with a satellite and see the tanker's no longer there."

    "Today, nearly the entire fleet [trading with Iran] is working in this manner in order to throw off the trackers."

Why Palestinians Do Not Have a Parliament

Via Gatestone Institute:


For the past 11 years, the Palestinian Authority has been without a functioning parliament. The 132-member Palestinian Legislative Council was established after the signing of the Oslo Accord in 1993. It has not been functioning since 2007, when Hamas violently seized control of Gaza and toppled the Palestinian Authority regime there.

    In the absence of a functioning parliament, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has been passing laws by "presidential decree." He has effectively replaced the PLC as the sole lawmaker for the Palestinians, making him into an autocratic and totalitarian president unaccountable to anyone. Worse, Abbas has also used his powers to punish those members of parliament who dare to criticize him or his policies.

    The Fatah Revolutionary Council, dominated by Abbas loyalists, recommended on Oct. 14 that the Palestinian president dissolve the PLC. By sidelining the PLC, Abbas and his loyalists have destroyed any dream the Palestinians ever had of having a functioning parliament.

May 24, 2018

The Real Palestinian Catastrophe

Via WeeklyStandard
The main achievement of the Gaza border attacks is to remind Israelis that Hamas considers all of Israel's borders illegitimate. The dispute with Hamas isn't over settlements or the "occupation" or Gaza itself. It is over Israel's existence. Yasser Arafat's Fatah party rules in the West Bank and controls both the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. On April 30, PA president and PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas called a meeting of the Palestine National Council (PNC), the PLO's legislative body. After he delivered a three-hour speech replete with explanations that the Jews have no real historical tie to the Middle East and that European anti-Semitism was caused by the Jews, Abbas had himself reelected by acclamation. The entire scene was a throwback to Castro or Ceausescu. In 2003, Abbas looked like an alternative to Arafat and a potential Israeli peace partner. Fifteen years later those hopes are long gone, which helps explain why the Trump administration has not yet released its peace plan: Abbas would reject it instantly. Whatever the criticism, Israelis will certainly not abandon the West Bank to chaos or to a possible Hamas takeover. Today the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state is simply too dangerous to Israel and to Jordan to be contemplated. The mishandling of Palestinian affairs by their leaders has been the true Palestinian catastrophe.

US weighs UN funding cuts after Palestinians join agencies

Via StraitsTimes:
The U.S. is considering whether to cut funding to UN agencies after the Palestinians joined three UN organizations last week, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The PA joined the trade development organization UNCTAD, the industrial development agency UNIDO, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). U.S. legislation bars funding for UN agencies or affiliates that grant membership to the PA. "It has been the consistent position of the United States that efforts by the Palestinians to join international organizations are premature and counterproductive," a U.S. official said. The U.S. withdrew some funding for UNESCO when the Palestinians joined in 2011.

December 29, 2013

Back to the 1930′s; a Must-See Wake-Up Call

Via Shoebat Foundation:

Her name is Chloe Valdary and in this video, she drives a point home that desperately needs to resonate with more people. The incremental increase of anti-Semitism in the years leading up to the extermination of six million Jews during World War Two is back.
Valdary has partnered with Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) to raise more awareness of just how dangerous the times are in which we live. As we have often stated, Hitler / Nazi comparisons are often overdone but when you’re comparing Islamic fundamentalism to Nazism, it’s spot-on.
Here is more information via APT’s YouTube page:
As part of the increasing focus of Americans for Peace and Tolerance on countering the hostile campus environment for Israel and its supporters, we have partnered with an outstanding student leader, Chloe Valdary, to produce a short video that features her powerful call to action against anti-Jewish bigotry.
Chloe is a Christian Zionist whose solidarity with Israel is borne out of the shared histories of struggle against oppression by both Jews and African Americans. While a student at the University of New Orleans, she founded the student group Allies of Israel. After graduating, she co-founded the new campus-focused Israel advocacy group, Here Is Israel. Here is Israel is behind the viral music video “Boycott Israel,” which exposes the hypocrisy behind the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. When she heard of a BDS conference being held at Brooklyn College, she felt compelled to speak out about the parallels she sees between BDS and the Nazi boycotts against Jews in the 1930s. We were inspired by Chloe’s clear moral message to produce this video with the goal that it reaches a broader audience.
If you’ve ever wondered what it must have been like in the 1930′s, it was probably quite a bit like today. Apathy and denial are the only emotions that would prevent someone from seeing this.

April 15, 2013

Hamas Damages Gaza Heritage Site to Build a Terrorist Training Camp

Via Al Monitor:
Last month Hamas’ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades bulldozed a part of the ancient Anthedon Harbor in northern Gaza in order to expand its military training zone. The Anthedon seaport, which dates back over 3,000 years to the Mycenaean era, was designated an international heritage site by UNESCO in 2012.
Click here for more on the demolishment of the ancient Anthedon Harbor in order for Hamas to build a terrorist training camp.

February 18, 2013

Hizbullah Unmasked

From NY Times via Daily Alert:
  • On Feb. 5, after more than six months of investigations, the Bulgarian government announced that it believed Hizbullah was responsible for the attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver and injured dozens more in the resort town of Burgas.
  • This report is significant because a European Union member state, Bulgaria, explicitly pointed a finger at Hizbullah and lifted the veil on the group’s continued terrorist activities. Europe can no longer ignore the threat that this group poses to the Continent and to the world.
  • Hizbullah first gained notoriety in 1983 after bombing the U.S. Embassy in Beirut – an attack that killed 63 people. Shortly thereafter, Hizbullah bombed the American and French Marine Barracks in Beirut, killing 241 Americans and 58 French service members.
  • European governments must respond swiftly. They must disrupt its operational networks, stop flows of financial assistance to the group, crack down on Hizbullah-linked criminal enterprises and condemn the organization’s leaders for their continued pursuit of terrorism.
  • The U.S. applauds those countries that have long recognized Hizbullah’s nefarious nature. Europe must now act collectively and respond resolutely to this attack by adding Hizbullah to the EU’s terrorist list.

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