John R. Houk
© May 24, 2014
I received a host of Google+ comments to the SlantRight 2.0 blog post ‘The New Palestinian “Journalists”’. Now I mention this because this particular line of comments were astoundingly ignorant. I found some people on my blog that either believe and/or propagate Arab Muslim (especially the ones called Palestinians) historical revisionism or just plain simple outright lies about Jews and Israel. It is no wonder that there are Leftists, gullible academic students and even extremist right wingers (like Aryan Nation, White Supremacists, etc.) fall for this junk.
Here is the group liars responding to my comments (to date – 3/23/14 – I’m sure more will follow) and my defense of Jews and the Jewish Homeland:
John Houk (that’s me): This story is for the morons who claim Israel persecutes Arabs that call themselves Palestinians and falsely accuse Israel of being an Apartheid State.
Great, just what everybody needs… yet another right-wing racist blog post. Find those mobile bioweapons labs in Iraq yet?
israhell=holocaust against Palestinians since 1948
+Christopher Poff Psycho Saddam was a huge supporter of terrorism while alive. Not only did he shoot Scud missiles into Israel during the 1st Gulf War but he sent reward checks to families of homicidal-suicide killers of Jews. I don’t care what anyone says. Taking Saddam out was a good move that George Sr should have accomplished in the first place.
+Victor Rudy Actually Rudy it is more the truth to say Jew-hell living in their own homeland surrounded by Jew-hating Arab Muslims since even before 1948.
+John Houk Before 1948 most “Israelis” were living in Europe.
jewish were transplanted to Israel after 1948 when the Rothschilds bought up most of the territory that is now Israel. Some jewish called any one “anti semitic” for just saying that Israrel did not exist before the purchasing of land made by the Rothschilds.
+Victor Rudy Only 6% of the land of Israel was ever owned by Jews. The rest of it was taken by bloody insurgency and ethnic cleansing of Arabs and other minorities living on 94% of the land.
Victor Rudy Responding to Christopher Poff
Christopher Poff please read jewish New York professor Simon Schama book, Two Rothschilds & the Land of Israel. In this book professor Schama shows many maps in displaying the huge territory the Rothschilds bought before jewish british Arthur Balfour got approval in the british parliament of the Balfour declaration rubbing stamping the foundation of Israel in 1948.
So would you called professor Simon Schama an “anti semitic” for researching, writing, divulging and demonstrating how the ultra powerful Rothschilds alone established Israel?
… land of Palestine (the only historical name) of the holy land.
[Blog Editor: Forgive me. I left the profanity unedited to demonstrate the lack of intelligence of Jew-haters.]
John Houk Responding to Woof Naser & ben hill
Woof Naser & ben hill are among the morons that claim Israel is an Apartheid State!
+John Houk Nelson Mandela, was he a moron for claiming Israel is an Apartheid state? Do you consider Archbishop Desmond Tutu to be a moron too? Is that your general reaction to Africans who fought against apartheid?
Yes! A commie loving Jew-hating individual.
The historical revisionism is almost stupefying! I was particularly annoyed by the by Nelson Mandela assertion that Israel is an Apartheid State. Mandela was a Marxist (Here’s a kinder link on Mandela’s Marxism) then when the Black majority of South Africa received their due full citizenship rights as voters, Mandela then mellowed his Marxist sentiments. Mandela was no dummy. He realized that there would have to be some fence mending with the former Afrikaner ruling elites. The Afrikaners had become politically inferior by having their Apartheid power taken away, but they still held the keys of prosperity for all South Africans – Black, White and Asian immigrants. Mandela chose a more Western style democratic-Capitalism over destroying the infrastructure like the Marxist oriented Robert Mugabe did to formerly white dominated Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia under White domination).
In my last comment, made in irritation to revisionist history and associating world icon Nelson Mandela with that historical revisionism I said, “Yes! [Referring to Mandela] A commie loving Jew-hating individual.” I have to admit error about Mandela being a Jew-hater. It turns out the letter, quoted by Leftists and Jew-hating Muslims, attributed to Mandela sending to Thomas Friedman was a fake. That fake letter accepted as valid by so many has Mandela telling Friedman that Israel is an Apartheid State. Since Mandela never wrote the letter that means he never used the accusation of Apartheid state in reference to Israel.
This view is largely based on a notorious memo from 2007, which was addressed to the New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman and signed “Nelson Mandela”.
It read: “Palestinians are not struggling for a ‘state’ but for freedom, liberation and equality, just like we were struggling for freedom in South Africa. The so-called ‘Palestinian autonomous areas’ are bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of the Israeli apartheid system.
“Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality.”
The “memo” went viral on the internet. It was cited by Jimmy Carter, the former American president, during a speech at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, later that year, and has since been a principal factor in fashioning the public perception of Mr Mandela as an anti-Israel figure.
Indeed, the notorious Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement — which William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, recently referred to as “unjust” — enthusiastically cites Mandela’s support.
The only problem is that the memo was a fake.
In 2007, Joel Pollack, the American political writer, revealed that it was actually written by Arjan El Fassed, a co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, a popular anti-Israel website.
Of course, it was not all rosy. Mandela was close to the PLO and, in the first decades of its existence, Israel did have an alliance with apartheid-era South Africa, acting as its most important arms supplier.
At the same time, however, Israel was often publicly critical of apartheid. In the late 1980s it sharply curtailed its support for the South African regime, cutting many military, economic and cultural ties. It also ruled that only non-white South Africans would be allowed to study on certain courses in Israel, voted to condemn apartheid at the UN and took part in sanctions.
…BUT OFTEN, HE WAS A FIERCE CRITIC OF THE JEWISH STATE
In October 1999, four months after he retired from the presidency of South Africa, Nelson Mandela arrived for his only visit to Israel.
He adopted a conciliatory tone, acknowledging that “Israel co-operated with the apartheid regime, but it did not participate in any atrocities”. He added that “I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing (from the territories) if Arab states do not recognise Israel within secure borders.” But he was adamant that Israel must be prepared to withdraw, saying that “talk of peace remains hollow if Israel continues to occupy Arab lands”.
On other occasions, however, he was much harsher towards Israel.
Whether it was due to Israel’s co-operation with the apartheid government, the fact that the ANC had been embraced early on by Arab and Communist leaders (as a result he remained a life-long friend of Muammar Gaddafi and Fidel Castro) or simply his world-view that was hostile to Western policy, Mr Mandela was a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and a fierce critic of Israel.
He met PLO chief Yasser Arafat shortly after his release from prison in 1990 and called Israel that year a “terrorist state”. In a famous speech in 1997 he said that “our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians” and that “injustice and gross human rights violations were being perpetrated in Palestine”.
Two years later, when he did visit Israel, it was hard to ignore the fact that he had just come from visits to the Jewish state’s two mortal enemies — Syria and Iran.
… READ ENTIRETY (The big lie: that Mandela viewed Israel as an apartheid state; By Jake Wallis Simons; TheJC.com; 12/12/13 – Bold text is by author J.W. Simons)
It seems I should have called Bishop Desmond Tutu the Jew-hater rather than Mandela.
Now! I read an exposé from Palestine Media Watch on the Jew-hating Arabs that call themselves Palestinians yesterday. This is what made me think about these moronic historical revisionist Jew-hating commenters. In light of the revisionism and lies you should read this exposé which is actually only one of many on the PMW website. See the truth for yourself on the nature of these Arab Muslims that call themselves Palestinians!
Pope to visit PA Mufti who preached Jews are enemies of Allah destined to be exterminated by Muslims
PMW calls on the Pope to condition meeting on a retraction
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
May 19, 2014
In the course of his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority next week, as a matter of protocol, Pope Francis, the most senior figure in the Catholic Church, is scheduled to meet with Israel’s two chief rabbis as well as the most senior religious figure in the PA, the Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein. What Pope Francis may not be aware of is that the Mufti has an ongoing record of vicious Antisemitic hate speech, which has been condemned internationally. In 2012, the Mufti preached that it is Muslim destiny to kill the Jews. On a different occasion, in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, he taught that Jews were “enemies of Allah,” and in another speech he said that the souls of suicide bombers “tell us to follow in their path.”
In his 2012 speech at a Fatah celebration in East Jerusalem, the Mufti linked the extermination of Jews to “Palestine,” and claimed that Israelis know this religious war, “Jihad,” is coming and are trying to protect themselves by planting a special tree that will hide them from Muslims when they come to kill them.
Moderator at Fatah ceremony: “Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith.
Long Live Fatah! [I invite you,] our honorable Sheikh.”
Palestinian Authority Mufti Muhammad Hussein: “47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution of the Palestinian people’s history.
In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution, since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, 637 CE], and continuing today, and until the End of Days.
The reliable Hadith (tradition attributed to Muhammad), in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says:
‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews.
The Jew will hide behind stones or trees.
Then the stones or trees will call:
“Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”
Except the Gharqad tree [which will keep silent].’
Therefore, it is no wonder that you see Gharqad [trees]
surrounding the [Israeli] settlements and colonies.
[Gharqad trees] surrounding, surrounding and surrounding.
That’s the Palestine we are talking about, with the beginning of the Jihad and the continuation of the Jihad, with the struggle and the procession of the Martyrs.” [PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 9, 2012]
It is unknown whether the Mufti knew in advance that the moderator would refer to the Jews as “descendants of monkeys and pigs,” and that Islam is at war with the Jews. However – as can be seen in the video – he did not hesitate, retract or condemn these statements, asserting instead that Palestinians are destined to exterminate the Jews.
When Palestinian Media Watch publicized this hate speech, the Mufti’s words were condemned by Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, the British Foreign Office, the European Union and many others. (See condemnations of the Mufti’s hate speech below.)
In another speech the Mufti praised numerous suicide bombers who had murdered Israeli civilians as an “elite group of Martyrs.” He added an explicit call to murder: “The souls of the noble Martyrs envelop us, and their souls tell us to follow in their path.” [Official PA TV, May 31, 2012]
In another sermon, the Mufti called the Jews “enemies of Allah” who “have even deviated from their humanity.” [Al-Aqsa Mosque forum, June 25, 2010]
The Mufti has also promoted hatred by rejecting Jewish rights in Jerusalem and denying that a Temple ever existed in Jerusalem:
“In truth, there never was a Temple in any period, nor was there, at any time, any place of worship for the Jews or others at the Al-Aqsa Mosque site (built on the Temple Mount, 705 CE).” [Official PA TV, Jan. 5, 2012]
In addition, the Mufti has denied Christian tradition and has taught at least twice that Jesus was not a Judean, but a Palestinian who preached Islam.
[T]he Mufti calling Jesus “a Palestinian par excellence” and claiming that Jesus and his mother Mary were Palestinians.
The Mufti has also issued religious rulings presenting women as subservient to their husbands, declaring on PA TV that “in general, a woman must [only] leave home at the discretion of her husband,” and that a woman must not refuse her husband’s request to have sexual relations. He said:
“It’s his right [to have sex]… it is his right. This woman may not and has no right to deny him this right, especially during the permissible time, which is nighttime.” [PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 12, 2012]
Clearly, the Mufti’s preaching of Antisemitic and genocidal ideology will destroy any chance for peace. As long as Jews are portrayed as Allah’s enemy destined for extermination by Palestinians, peace talks are irrelevant. Adjusting a border or signing a peace treaty will not erase the stigma attached to the Jews by the PA’s most senior religious leader.
In spite of the Mufti’s call to exterminate Jews and the subsequent international condemnations of the remarks, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas did not remove the Mufti from his office as the highest Palestinian religious figure, nor did he demand a retraction.
Palestinian Media Watch is confident that the Pope, a symbol of peace and tolerance, will not knowingly honor a Palestinian religious leader who promotes hatred and intolerance. PMW is confident that should Pope Francis choose to meet with the PA Mufti, he will do his utmost to impress on the Palestinian religious leader the necessity of retracting his promotion of genocide of Jews by Palestinians and the abhorrent nature of those opinions.
EU statement condemns hate speech by Jerusalem Mufti:
“The EU missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemn the Mufti of Jerusalem’s inflammatory speech on January 9 at a rally marking the 47th anniversary of Fatah’s founding…
In line with Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the EU firmly rejects ‘any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence’.” [http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/israel/press_corner/all_news/news/2012/20120131_en.htm, Jan. 28, 2012]
British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt condemns Mufti’s hate speech:
“I condemn the inflammatory words used by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and others at a recent event marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement. To refer to the Jewish people in such a way and to talk of killing Jews is anti-semitism, pure and simple.” [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-office-minister-condemns-grand-muftis-inflammatory-words, Jan. 23, 2012]
Excerpt from the Associated Press on the Mufti’s statements:
“The Palestinians’ top Muslim cleric faced sharp Israeli criticism Sunday for a speech in which he quoted a religious text that includes passages about killing Jews in an end-of-days struggle.” [Associated Press, Jan. 22, 2012]
Excerpt from Reuters that includes a condemnation by PM Netanyahu:
“Israel condemned the Palestinians’ top cleric on Sunday for reciting, at a meeting of the dominant U.S.-backed Fatah faction, a passage from Muslim scripture that called for the killing of Jews….
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has argued peacemaking has been blighted by incitement against the Jewish state from some Palestinian officials, said of the mufti’s sermon: ‘This is a very serious offence that all the countries of the world must condemn.’
He said he had asked Israel’s attorney-general to open a criminal investigation.”
[Reuters, Jan. 22, 2012]
Click to view the full articles from the Associated Press and Reuters
Jew-haters are Morons
John R. Houk
© May 24, 2014
Pope to visit PA Mufti who preached Jews are enemies of Allah destined to be exterminated by Muslims
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Editor: This is the last response (I suspect Mr. Thomas will have something more to add) to a conversation to Steve Thomas on the Facebook Group Christian Zionism – Deconstructing the Myths – Biblically – One at a Time. The conversation was in relation to a SlantRight 2.0 cross post of Caroline Glick’s thoughts entitled, “Time for consequences.”
Responding to the very Valid Point of Steve Thomas
I Maintain Israel has a Right of Reprisal
John R. Houk
© May 8, 2014
The Jewish Tanakh is roughly the Christian Old Testament, right? God told the 12 tribes of Israel to cleanse the land promised to Abraham’s descendants because their sins had reached the point of no-return. Sodom and Gomorrah is an example of the point of no-return except the Sodomite and Gomorrahite region was so pitifully sinful that God could not find even 10 righteous people. God honored Abraham for making an escape for Lot and any family that believed the angels. God Himself destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
God told the Israelite tribes to possess the land promised to cleanse the region of sinful people and their sinful edifices and evidently even the livestock and gold was corrupted by being around the people because God told them not to keep the booty. Much to God’s displeasure the Canaanite people were not completely destroyed and the Israelites took booty.
Contrast that with the Quran, Hadith and Sunnah.
Under Mohammed’s direction which he claimed was under Allah’s direction, the neophyte Muslims raided, stole, booty, raped women and acquired slaves. THEN if there was no conversion to Islam or at least an absolute submission to Mohammed and Allah the order was mass execution. So the only survivors were slaves (mostly women), people who converted to Islam or people who were allowed to remain Jewish or Christian as long they did nothing to insult Mohammed, Allah and Islam in general. AND this practice is encoded theologically and politically in the Quran, Hadith and Sunnah as the example of the perfect man Mohammed.
Israelites were to ONLY conquer and claim the Promised Land.
Muslims are commanded to Jihad until the entire world is Muslim. AND specifically the Quran, Hadith and Sunnah are primarily disparaging against the Jews first and then Christians second as People of the Book of which Muslims are told is corrupted. So spare them only as long as they are submissive. In the end Muslims are taught that Jesus and the Mahdi will return to conclude what the Muslims were unable to – err – persuade Jews and Christians to do in the first place; i.e. convert or kill.
The Tanakh version of killing debauched ungodly people in one region at a certain to time is absolutely different than the Muslim mandate to offer conversion, submission or die universally and perpetually. AND this is why Arabs that call themselves Palestinians will never make the kind of peace with Israel that the foolish West and the foolish liberal Jews will never comprehend. All agreements in the Muslim mind is only temporary until a position of superiority is achieved to complete the mission.
I know that sounds rough and incomprehensible, but this is the primary reason I support Israeli reprisals for acts of terrorism committed by the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians.
By the way – in case you didn’t realize it there was no such thing as a Palestinian-Arab until after refugees were created by invading Arab armies trying to exterminate the newly independent Israel. After the miracle of Israeli victory in 1948, the invading nations refused to absorb the displaced Arabs into their nations. A displacement I might add that occurred because the invading Arab armies had warned the Arabs residing in the new Israel to stay out of the way so they would not get hurt. I don’t know about you but the odd were like 6 to 1 the invading Arabs would succeed in exterminating Jews; I would have collected what belongings I had to stay out the way too.
YET the miracle did happen! Israel overcame 6 to 1 odds and fought the Arab armies to a standstill. Israel’s only real defeat in that war of independence began in 1948 was the Arab Legion beating back Israeli forces in Judea-Samaria up to the eastern half of Jerusalem (which is where the ancient Jewish Quarter was located) ONLY by the direction of British army officers who had trained the (then) Transjordan Arab Legion. AND then a couple of years later, Transjordan formally and arbitrarily annexed Judea-Samaria after Jewish holy sites were totally desecrated and changed the name to the West Bank. Transjordan proper was on the East Bank of the Jordan River so old King Abdullah changed the name of his Kingdom from Transjordan to Jordan because he now possessed both banks of the Jordan River.
This displaced Arabs that congregated in Jordan’s West Bank were given a limited Jordanian citizenship. BUT those displaced Arabs were never given full citizenship rights. Why? Because they outnumbered the Bedouin population that was the core of King Abdullah’s (and late King Hussein’s) Arab Legion to retain his monarchy and rule. Now talk about an apartheid state, right?
Prior to 1948, Jews were more often referenced as Palestinians than Arabs in the region. After some agitation from Mufti of Jerusalem al-Hajj Amin al-Husayni (or other Arabic variations of the Mufti’s name), Arabs began to look for an identity to compete with Jews colonizing their homeland under the auspices of Zionism. Al-Husayni was a Jew-hater that even helped organize Muslims during WWII to ally with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Final Solution for Jews. However the real impetus for an entity of Arabs that would call themselves Palestinians emerged because the Arab nations grew weary of losing to the little sliver of land known as Israel. So they had an Arab League meeting in Cairo and endorsed the Egyptian born Yasser Arafat to lead an umbrella terrorist organization known as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). This is when the descendants of 1948 Arab refugees created by invading Arab nations began to create the myth of a Palestinian people. That Cairo meeting took place in 1964 three years before the Arab nations tried again to exterminate Israel and lost. Israel regained Judea-Samaria stolen by Jordan. Jordan would not let their West Bank citizens move to the East Bank because the Hashemite royal family of Jordan did not desire to lose their monarchy. Actually the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians that were in the East Bank Jordan proper were expelled militarily for fear Yasser Arafat would execute a coup.
The PLO roughly transformed into the Palestinian Authority (PA) with terrorist weary Western nations and terrorist weary liberal Jews that deluded themselves that giving land to a Jew-hating people would bring peace between little Israel and the Muslim-Arab nations. As I explained earlier that will never occur as long as Muslims are faithful to the Quran, Hadith and Sunnah with Israel being exterminated and the Jews driven into the sea in another modern day Holocaust.
There is nothing that will convince me that nothing short of Israel exercising their military prowess will preserve the Jewish Nation of Israel.
Edited by John R. Houk
May 6, 2014
My friend Dajjal commented on a series of posts and I have failed to address those comments. Dajjal is one of those guys that knows a lot about Islam. So much so that Muslims that are brave enough to post an opposing view rarely can keep up with Dajjal’s knowledge. I have noticed that most Muslims that do comment delve into the realm of idiocy preferring to use epithets, curses and death threats. Now that is the true religion of
Dajjal’s comments appear on my blog NCCR. Here is a list of those titles in the order of Dajjal’s comments:
Where Dajjal did not create a title which is the norm for most anyone’s comment I am going to use my editorial license to make a title. I should not that Dajjal is way more politically incorrect than I, so if he is a bit frank ignore and examine the info he provides.
Camel Excrement: “extremism”, “radicalism”, “Islamism”, “Jihadism”, “Jihadi” & “al-Qaeda”!
Posted: April 28, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Re- blogged by Dajjal at Freedom Ain’t Free & Take Our Country Back
Correct terminology: Islam, Muslims & Jihad. A wise man wrote, in ’01, “Its Islam, Stupid.”
The enemy ideology is Islam, normative Islam as enshrined in the Qur’an and exemplified by Moe’s Sunnah.
The footnote to NQ 2.190 is extra-Quranic, not canonical, but accurate. Reliance confirms it. Moe, speaking for Allah, said: “Fight them… until”, “Fight those who… until” & “Fight those of the disbelievers nearest you”. He personally engaged in 17 ghazwat, the battles he ordered numbered 86. Each of the canonical hadith collections has a book of Jihad.
Offensive Jihad is a communal obligation: fard al-Kifaya which binds all eligible male Muslims until a sufficient number have reported to the front. When Kuffar retaliate, defensive Jihad is fard ayn: individually binding on all Muslims, just like Salat & Saum.
We do not have Muslim friends. We do not have Muslim Allies. All Muslims are our enemies and always will be so long as they believe in Allah, his threat & promise.
Muslims who attack us go to Allah’s celestial bordello. Muslims who terrorize get an upgrade. Muslims who sit at home and die without battle scars go to Hell.
Those who live by the pen, keyboard. Microphone & camera will not tell you the explicit truth because to do so would jeopardize their income. Being an amateur, I am at liberty to tell it as it is, without holding back.
Any and every discussion of 9/11 and or Jihad should reference the fatal facts:
3:151, 8:12,39,57,60,65,67, 9:5,29,38, 39,111,120,123, 33:26,27, 47:4,49:15, 59:2,13, 61:10-13; Sahih Bukhari 1.7.331 & 4.52.220. For those texts and more, see these blog posts:
Every history of the Accursed Abomination must include the confession of the most damn worthy Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and his co-conspirators, death & damnation be upon them!! Open minded men of good will, will read this court document and curse Islam.
Every history of the Accursed Abomination must include the final instruction to the Mujihideen from the most damn worthy Mohammad Atta. Open minded men of good will, will read this document and curse Islam.
Bibi Fails to Identify Islam as a Genocidal Enemy
Posted: April 29, 2014 at 1:16 AM
Having eyes, he is blind. Having ears, he is deaf. Bibi fails to recognize and point out the identity of the genocidal enemy: Islam. Israel needs leadership with the spinal fortitude and integrity required to expose the truth.
7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allâh’s Forgiveness).
“In the future, the Jews will support the Dajjal (False Messiah); and the Muslims, along with `Isa, son of Mary, will kill the Jews. This will occur just before the end of this world.”
Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
Who can obtain a clue? Who will proclaim it??
Peres Criticized for Postulating between Islam and Judaism
Posted: April 29, 2014 at 1:55 AM
Peres: damned fool! Arrogantly postulating the possibility of peace between Islam and Judaism. Arrogantly projecting his own morality onto Muslims.
While the earth is infested with Muslims, Israel will know neither peace nor security.
9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
9:30. And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allâh. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!
Islam’s scripture declares perpetual war upon and curses Jews. Who will obtain a clue? Not Peres.
7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allâh’s Forgiveness).
Islam’s scripture promises that Allah will constantly send someone to torment and humiliate Jews until the end of the world. Who can obtain a clue? Not Peres.
“In the future, the Jews will support the Dajjal (False Messiah); and the Muslims, along with `Isa, son of Mary, will kill the Jews. This will occur just before the end of this world.”
Islamic exegesis explains that Jesus Christ will lead Muslims in the final genocide. Who gives a damn? Not Peres.
Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:
Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’”
Islamic oral tradition teaches that the gates of Allah’s celestial bordello will not swing open for Muslims until they exterminate the Jews.
Do Peres & Netanyahu have a clue why Muslims can never tolerate Jews in Israel? Hell no. But you can obtain a clue; perhaps you will be kind enough to share it with them.
Israel is the ultimate blasphemy: living proof of the fact that Allah is an impotent idol whose threat and promise are void. Being heavily invested in Islam superiority, no Muslim can accept that fact.
13:41. See they not that We gradually reduce the land (of disbelievers, by giving it to the believers, in war victories) from its outlying borders. And Allâh judges, there is none to put back His Judgement and He is Swift at reckoning.
Allah gives the land to Muslims through conquests, irreversibly. The existence of Israel proves his impotency, exposing Allah and Muslims to disdain and ridicule as an idol and idolaters. There is no way in Hell that Muslims can ever tolerate that. Israel will have neither peace nor security while the earth is infested with Muslims. Peres & Netanyahu will not recognize and acknowledge that fatal fact.
To ensure long term survival, Israel must either exterminate Islam or induce mass apostasy among the Ummah. At present, the leadership of Israel lacks the wisdom and fortitude to do either.
Congressional Committee needs Full Subpoena Power
Posted: May 2, 2014 at 10:41 PM
The Committee needs full subpoena power, to issue and enforce demands to appear and testify without a vote of the House. The Committee also needs the power to grant immunity from prosecution; without it, witnesses will plead the Fifth Amendment privilege and stymie the Committee.
It should be a joint House/Senate Committee to minimize conflicts and duplicate efforts.
“Innocence of Muslims” may not be artistically perfect, but its conceptual content, even considering literary license, is essentially accurate. I have posted a link to the video and verification of its accuracy here:
Innocence of Muslims Update 02-27-14
This update is uttered & published because the ruling of the seventh circus has renewed interest in the movie trailer which has been removed by YouTube.
At the time of this writing, the video is still viewable on another server. Note that the trailer is only 15 minutes long, this versi8on may be looped.
If you are interested in the legal issues of the appellate4 ruling, read about it at Liveleak. For an excellent verification of the trailer’s content, see Usama Dakdok’s analysis. Usama can read the original texts in Arabic, which I cannot do.
Here is my own analysis of the conceptual content of the trailer.
Its International Judge Muhammad Day revisited, and you are on the bench; I am presenting the evidence which will empower you to assess the veracity of the concepts presented by the video clip entitled “Innocence of Muslims”. Herein you will find quotes from the Qur’an, hadith, Shari’ah & tafsir linked to source for easy confirmation. You will also find quotes from Tabari’s Tahrik and Guillaume’s translation of Ishaq’s Sira. To verify them, go to the topical quotes appendix of http://www.prophetofdoom.net/.
Please review the video, then examine the evidence. Note that I have … READ THE REST
Critical Elements: Courage, Conviction and Fidelity
Posted: May 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Three critical elements are missing: courage and conviction in the House, fidelity in the Senate. Build a fire under them by signing this petition which will email itself to them.
After signing, share the petition as widely as possible.
It will take a minimum of five election cycles to purge the Communists from Congress. Get started immediately by voting for TEA PARTY candidates in the primaries. November is too late!!!
Reblogged this on Freedom Ain’t Free & Take Our Country Back
Edited by John R. Houk
© Dajjal (for attribution purposes)
Google+ friend Steven Corda forward some info compiled by Michael Lederman on Islam in France. The picture painted is such that Islam is in no way a moderate religion. The practice of Islam is exactly what claimed to be holy books tell its readers. Islam is all about submission and COMPELLING people to become Muslims or to admit that Islam is superior and be ready for the Islamic ordained consequences for insulting Islamic Supremacism.
Thanks to Muslim-American organizations such as CAIR, the non-Muslim American majority may soon face the same societal chaos of violence perpetrated by Islamic Supremacist thinking which is currently plaguing France.
*Religion France 38 incidents* *France incidents…
Sent Privately via Steven Corda
Sent: April 22, 2014 12:35 AM
Religion France 38 incidents
France incidents of Muslim on Non-Muslim incidents of violence and crime as reported by Major Media it is estimated that is this less than 1% of all incidents.
Full Report Here: http://goo.gl/Gg5M8Y
A public high school philosophy teacher [has] gone into hiding under police protection after receiving a series of death threats, including one diffused on a radical Islamist online forum
Muslims riot over a reading of a 265-year-old play by Voltaire. Youths set fire to car and garbage cans
Attackers Ram Burning Car Into Synagogue
Three Jewish Teens Attacked And Injured By Muslim Immigrants
Parisian Jew Kidnapped By Muslims, Savagely Tortured, Stabbed And Killed
French Muslims Wage ‘Intifada’ On Police, Injuring On Average 14 Officers Each Day
Anti-Semitic Attack On Teenage Girl In Paris
Gang that Tortured & Murdered Jew, Yell’s ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Victim’s Family
Police Once Again Under Attack By Firebomb Wielding North African Muslim Immigrants on Sunday
30 Muslim Youths set passenger bus alight in Paris & Stone Firefighters
Lebanese-born Canadian Arrested in Connection With Paris Synagogue Blast Which Killed 4
Jewish Woman Brutalized by Muslim Arabs in France
French Rabbi Attacked And Hospitalized
French Muslims Jailed for Kidnap, Torture & Murder of Young Jewish Man
Again, Muslims Riot For Third Consecutive Night;10 Cars & 7 Stores Set on Fire, Policemen & Firemen Attacked
French Jews Begin Exodus; 2 Thousand Jews to Leave For Israel in 2009
40 Muslim Youths Riot in Paris Suburb, Hurling Molotov Cocktails at Police & Firefighters, Torching Cars & Firing a Handgun
‘Immigrant’ Youths Riot in France
Jewish Women Called a “Dirty Jew” and Physically Assaulted by Two Muslim Teenagers for Eating During Ramadan
Muslims Throw Rocks at Church of Saint-Jacques During Mass, One Worshipper Hit And statue of Virgin Mary Damaged
Two men attack 21-year-old man with pellet gun after claiming he ‘looked Jewish.’ Victim sustains sever wounds
French magazine office burns and website hacked as Islam issue hits stands
Muslims rejoice over Molotov cocktail attack, and more death threats over cartoons force website to be closed
Muslim jailed for punching female nurse in the face because she tried to remove his wife’s burqa during childbirth
Jewish students pass themselves off as Muslims to avoid being physically and sexually attacked
Muslim murders Jews, including three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse to “avenge” the death of Palestinian children
12-year-old boy beaten outside his Jewish school in Paris by youths reciting anti-Semitic slogans
30 “pro-Palestinian” activists invade lobby of Israeli airline, cry “Death to Israel” “Death to the Jews”, terrorize, threaten, and intimidate passengers, preventing them from check-in
Three young Jews, including one girl, attacked by ten Muslims wielding a baseball bat and steel bar, two Jews hospitalized
Muslims stone Christians in church during Mass.
A Muslim woman, two men and a minor attack three police officers over face veil
Church in Chassieu vandalised on a Friday night with graffiti reading “Islam is growing in power” and “M. Merah”, town council quickly arranges for graffiti to be erased, hypocritical media ignores incident
Muslim student assaults teacher after a lecture on Islam, slapping, punching and head butting him, throwing around furniture and attacking another teacher who intervenes, hitting her in the shoulder and throwing things at her
4 people injured after two individuals dressed in black throw an explosive device inside a kosher supermarket, attack possibly a reaction to “Innocence of Muslims” video clip (Update: Muslim terrorists arrested)
Qur’an art exhibit pulled after a near riot, a young woman is slapped by a Muslim for putting her foot on a projected Qur’an verse
Increased security at Jewish religious sites after blank shots fired at a synagogue and police arrest 11 people on suspicion of being part of an jihadist cell
Muslims threaten wine sellers, butchers who sell pork, as well as vendors who sell “light clothing”, ban them from coming back to market on pain of death,
“Anti-Semitism previously came from the extreme right, expressed through words. Today’s anti-Semitism doesn’t end with words…” France admits violent antisemitism coming from Muslims.
Comments as of this date:
4/22/14 4:42 PM
I don´t want to be a visionary but I think, this question of Islam in Europe will have a tragic end. The European Muslims´ traditional tactic of setting European media and public on Jews and Israel is backfiring.
Islam and real democracy are incompatible. But the too well paid and fat Eurocrats in Brussels don´t want to confront with the Islamic immigration because they want a pleasant and peaceful life and retirement without trouble even if they have to sell the future of European generations to the Ulema’s owners of petrol to achieve that goal.
Responding to 1pen2books
4/22/14 4:49 PM
More and more people are getting fed up. Organizations have sprung up and people are getting involved in politics. People can choose to stand up to the tyranny Moslems bring and take back their countries. Otherwise Europe and its distinct nations along with their culture, traditions and history will be wiped out as Moslems outbreed them into extinction.
Edited by John R. Houk
Anything within brackets added by Editor. Spellcheck may have capitalized some words intentionally meant to be uncapitalized as a matter of diminishment.
Since this was sent as a private message by Steven Corda I am removing identity links for all except Michael Lederman.
John R. Houk
© February 22, 2014
You know I like a good conspiracy theory. The conspiracies I post are typically good educated conjecture from available facts. My villains are usually Leftists and global Muslim Caliphate promoters inherent among Muslims that share the sentiments of the Quran, Hadith and Sira as it applies to non-Muslims. The Leftist villains promote a New World Order of top-down control of humanity and humanity’s beliefs to force acceptance of Left Wing utopian secularism. The Caliphate agendas typically about spreading Islam by hook or by crook whether anyone wants to the Islamic Supremacist club or not.
Thanks to the closed Facebook group Israel Hasbara (Fascinating Wikipedia explanation by what is meant by the word “Hasbara”) I found a typical Muslim Conspiracy not surprisingly aimed at Jews and Americans as the villains. I am going to cross post the story Israel Hasbara alerted me to which is found on The Times of Israel.
I’ll attempt a brief synopsis here. Hezbollah is using their media to tell all the Muslims that listen to them that Hollywood was invented by the Jews to brainwash Americans and prepare the world for a Jewish global take-over. This Conspiracy Theory is moronic! Nevertheless, you must realize Islam is trained to hate Jews and Christians which is encoded in what Muslims believe are holy writings. So you must realize that Muslims believe this drivel when they hear or read it.
Hezbollah particularly looks at the creation of Superman by comic artist Joe Shuster and comic writer Jerry Siegel. Both Shuster and Siegel have a Jewish heritage but I am unsure about any Judaic practicing habits. And so Hezbollah manipulates information to create a Jews create the New World Order with Hollywood brainwashing.
Hezbollah: Jews invented Hollywood to ‘take over the world’
By YIFA YAAKOV
February 21, 2014, 6:17 am
American Jews invented Hollywood movies, from “Superman” to “Schindler’s List,” in order to take over the world, according to a program aired on Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV and translated by MEMRI. Hezbollah would like to do the same thing, but doesn’t know how to, the report lamented.
According to the program, the Jews “felt rejected by real American society,” so they “tried to change society’s opinions of them by inventing cinematic characters that would serve as role models.”
While some of the characters were overtly Jewish, others were concealed as superheroes and other classic Hollywood protagonists, camouflaging the Jewish attempt to take over American and global culture.
“That’s when it all began,” said the narrator of the program. “Everybody wanted to be like Superman, the hero from outer space who could not fit into society as Superman, so he invented a character that was better suited for American society — the feeble, bespectacled Clark Kent.”
The program cited an “expert” described as a “university professor and international photographer,” Farroukh Majidi, as saying, “If you hit the heart of somebody, the result is short-term. But if you hit his brain, then the result is long-term.”
Majidi was referring to what the program described as the Jews’ attempts to use heroic characters to generate influence.
“They try to make you believe that what you think is coming out of you, yourself,” Majidi said.
The narrator then explained that Superman was “invented” by Joe Shuster, a Jew, to “deal with” whoever challenged the Jewish world view.
“Hollywood is a Jewish invention that changed the way Americans view America, and created dreams, rather than reality. They managed to make the Americans live the dream, divorced from reality,” said the narrator.
“Undoubtedly, the goal was to take over the greatest superpower in the world to control all aspects of its daily life and to harness it in the service of Jewish goals worldwide.”
Majidi added, “What is most dangerous is if you believe their culture.”
He warned that the most “dangerous” aspect of the Jewish influence over global culture through Hollywood was not films centering around Jewish characters or themes, but rather films subversively promoting Jewish culture.
“What is touching us, what is ruining us, ruining our culture, is the penetration of their culture through mass media, through their movies, through this television,” Majidi said.
Urging viewers “to fight against what they want to do,” Majidi added: “This is their country, this is their culture, and they want to conquer all the world, as we want. But they know how to do it, but we don’t know.”
He said “the Jews,” unlike Hezbollah, possessed the technology, equipment, skill, specialists and cinema professionals to execute their plan of global domination.
The program made special mention of “Schindler’s List” as well as of German-Jewish pioneer filmmaker Carl Laemmle, who sponsored the passage of thousands of Jews from Nazi Germany to the US, saving them from what the narrator of the program termed “the so-called Holocaust.”
The narrator noted that Laemmle, who was said to have emigrated from Germany “for the sake of his Jewishness,” founded Universal Studios.
Laemmle ”worked to keep Hollywood in Jewish hands only,” the narrator went on, adding that “this influence continues to this day.”
Images of religious Jews, synagogues and Torah scrolls were screened in the background as she spoke.
Hezbollah Conspiracy Theory
John R. Houk
© February 22, 2014
Hezbollah: Jews invented Hollywood to ‘take over the world’
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BDS, Fox Network, Super Bowl and SodaStream
John R. Houk
© January 30, 2014
I’ve been looking at the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement recently spurred on by Ari Bussel (Reality Checkand Background on PM’s European BDS Cabinet Meeting). While I was thinking about how the BDS Movement is disgusting Jew-Hatred by design to award Muslim Arabs that call themselves Palestinians sovereignland of which they have no long standing historical heritage. I noticed a very short news piece on Fox News about a commercial for the Super Bowl marketing a natural soda-like drink from a company called SodaStream. The commercial was initially banned by the Fox Network and then recently Fox decided to show it but in a censored fashion.
The Fox News story was very short but it showed the uncensored version of the commercial. SodaStream found a high-value and well known actress in Scarlett Johansson to be the spokesperson in the ad. Fox News claimed the commercial was banned because of Ms. Johansson said at the very end of the ad:
“Sorry, Coke and Pepsi.”
The ad-spot is only about 30 seconds and when shown on TV I saw nothing provocative that should have been censored. Sure Ms. Johansson was gorgeous in a black dress but it was not flamboyant or revealing. The most controversial portion perhaps was when after she made the natural soda she seductively began to drink the beverage through a straw. I thought I had seen ads at the Super Bowl that were more titillating then this SodaStream commercial. Remember theGo Daddy ads and thescantily clad mud-wrestling babes having it out over beer that is less filling or tastes great?
So I had to wonder if the Fox Network really banned the SodaStream video over the antisemitic movement known as BDS. I don’t know about you but the excuse of offending Coke and Pepsi to ban a marketing ad during the Super Bowl seemed pretty lame. I believe the Fox Network initially banned the entire commercial to avoid the multiculturalist Left Wing pressure of the Muslim Arab developed BDS Movement. Of course I can’t prove it, but I also don’t think it is a stretch to wonder. If you haven’t asked yourself for the reason that the BDS Movement is going nuts about a marketing commercial from SodaStream the reason is simple.
The manufacturing portion for SodaStream is not only in Israel, but it is also close to the part of Jerusalem that is on the Judea-Samaria side of Jerusalem after thecity’s conquest by Jordan’s (at that time Transjordan) Arab Legion under the command of British Army Officers in 1949 (particularly Sir John Bagot Glubb). The Arabs claim the belief that Israel reacquired Judea-Samaria (termed West Bank by Jordan) illegally and is occupied land. And the Jewish company SodaStream is in that part of Jerusalem retaken after the 1967 war. In the eyes of Leftists and Palestinian apologists this makes SodaStream an anti-Palestine company.
Scarlett Johansson has been attacked by the BDS Movement via the old pocket book by urging Oxfam to discontinue their eight relationship using her as an ambassador. Oxfam is an anti-povertyNGO that despises Israel for the misguided accusation of being an occupier of Arab land. Ms. Johansson has resigned her tenure with Oxfam. Read this deluded official statement from Oxfam:
“Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.
“Oxfam is opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law. Ms. Johansson has worked with Oxfam since 2005 and in 2007 became a Global Ambassador, helping to highlight the impact of natural disasters and raise funds to save lives and fight poverty.” (Quoted from: Scarlett Johansson Sides With SodaStream, Oxfam Responds With Candid Attack On ‘Illegal Trade’; By REBECCA MERRIMAN; Entertainment Wise; 1/30/14)
To Scarlett Johansson’s credit she disagrees with the pathetic BDS Movement and the likes of Oxfam by releasing her own statement:
“Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years.
“She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam.” (Ibid.)
Ms. Johansson further said about the BDS Movement in general:
“[I'm a] supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine.” (Ibid.)
In a statement quote from HuffPo Ms. Johansson is quoted as saying:
“SodaStream is a company that is not only committed to the environment but to building a bridge to peace between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits, and equal rights”.
“I believe in conscious consumerism and transparency and I trust that the consumer will make their own educated choice that is right for them.” (Quoted from: Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Super Bowl Ad Banned by Fox: Watch It Now! By ALLISON TAKEDA; Us Weekly; 1/28/14 1:30 PM)
This was gratifying to read Ms. Johansson’s disagreement with the criticism of the Jewish Israel Company of SodaStream.
I have a particular interest in the Super Bowl. I have been a Seahawk fan since the franchise’s founding in 1976. I am a Christian Zionist which means I believe Israel has a right to whatever Biblically ordained heritage land they can get a hold of. Also it is more of a truth that refugees caused from Arab invasions of 1948 and 1967 are the fault of the Arab nations that have had a burning desire to destroy Israel’s existence. These refugees should have been the problem of the losers of those two wars not the winner Israel. In that way of thinking the nation now known as Jordan was carved away from the British Mandate for Palestine as the Arab Hashemite Kingdom. Those refugees that were forced to remain in camps should have been matriculated into Egypt and especially Jordan. Those invading nations had no intention of creating an independent Palestinian State. Their goal was to divvy up the Jewish Homeland as the spoils of war. If there is any kind of BDS movement it should be against the perpetrators of permanent war for the selfish refusal for the Jewish people to return to their ancestral home to be free of global Antisemitism. I’m not holding my breath though. Global Antisemitism is simply reemerging and that benefits the Jew-Hating Muslims of the Middle East.
I found an article that is placed as a kind of a filler to the online journal Think-Israel. I typically like to link back to any cross posts that I enjoy and wish to share; this essay entitled “SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PEACE PROCESS OF 2013-14” does not seem to have a direct link as it is smack in the middle of Think-Israel summary essays of which you can find a direct link. So here the link that has the essay summaries in which if you scroll down you will discover from whence this very pertinent essay will be found:
I am uncertain how long this link will work or if the essay I am interested will be moved as Think-Israel publishes more essays. Nonetheless and without further ado here is the essay about the idiocy Europe and the USA is forcing upon Israel by forcing them to give up their ancestral to provide an Arab nation for a group of Muslims who CANNOT account for an actual ancestry to the area.
SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PEACE PROCESS OF 2013-14
From Think-Israel November-December 2013 issue
With the turbulence in the Middle East and all the slaughter among Muslim groups, and Iran close to having the nuclear muscle to bully the entire region, isn’t it odd that the European Union and the Obama Administration focus on the peace process between Israel and the Arab states, the Palestinian Arabs, the Palestinian Authority, Abbas, elected head of the PLO, Abbas, the out-of-office president of the PLO? Does it seem the Administration is thinking about currently important issues?
It reminds me of a cartoon — by Vargas, I think — eons ago: two women are seated in a subway car. The car is empty except for a naked woman seated opposite them. One of the women whispers to the other, “Look at her chapped hands.” Is the peace process anything but a side show in the tumult of the region?
Isn’t it curious that when uncivil war broke out across the Middle East, mighty America was so fearful of Arab violence, it shut down 22 of its embassies. (sic) Yet it forced Israel to release Arabs who brutally massacred Jews, knowing they will again prey on Jews. Do the clowns who were elected to run our country really have their minds on the essentials? Does the Obama Administration have Israel’s back? It acts as if it had a knife aimed at Israel’s back. Or a nuclear bomb.
Another image comes to mind. It a photo taken in the late 1930s. England and France thought they had avoided war with Germany by appeasing Hitler’s demands. England and France forced the Czechs to cede Sudetenland, the area of Czechoslovakia where the majority of the inhabitants were German speakers, to Germany. In doing so, they disregarded that Hitler had in earlier negotiations demanded autonomy for Germans in Poland and Hungary as well as in Sudetenland. The Munich Agreement was signed on September 30, 1938, with Hitler agreeing to make no further demands. However, by March, 1939, Germany had incorporated Sudetenland and Hitler’s soldier moved into what was left of Czechoslovakia. England and France had to fight Germany anyway, a stronger and more confident Germany.
Photo: Chamberlain holds up Munich Agreement, signed by both Hitler and himself, in 1938. (Wikimedia Commons)
Photo: Political Cartoon – Neville “Kerry” Chamberlain
Another association comes to mind. While Rome burned, the Emperor Nero sang as he played the lyre. Nowhere have I read that Nero thought that were he to produce the right music, he could solve the problems of the Roman Empire. In contrast, Prez Obama is fixated on the notion that the Arab-Israeli conflict is the linchpin of Middle East instability. And he thinks his tinkering will solve everything.
Avi Bell’s essay on “The Facts Of Life In The Middle East” (http://www.israpundit.com/archives/56671) has the ring of truth to it. He writes:
If Israel refuses to negotiate, that proves Israel is not interested in peace, because it refuses to negotiate.
If the Palestinians refuse to negotiate, that proves Israel is not interested in peace, because the Palestinians can see negotiations with Israel are pointless.
If Israel makes preconditions to negotiations, that proves Israel is not interested in peace, because it is trying to avoid negotiations.
If the Palestinians make preconditions to negotiations, that proves Israel is not interested in peace, because the Palestinians have to force Israel to be serious in the negotiations.
If Israel makes no offer of peace, that proves Israel is not interested in peace.
If the Palestinians make no offer of peace, that proves Israel is not interested in peace, because the Palestinians can see that making offers of peace with Israel are pointless.
If Israel makes an offer of peace and the Palestinians reject it, that proves Israel is not interested in peace, because Israel is not willing to make the kind of offer the Palestinians would accept.
There are variations on this, e.g.,:
If Arabs make war, but offer to end it, that proves that Israel is interested in war and Arabs are interested in peace, because the Arabs offered peace. (Thomas Friedman/Arab “peace” initiative)
If Israel makes war, but offers to end it, that proves that Israel is interested in war and Arabs are interested in pece (sic), because Israel made war. (Defensive Pillar, Lebanon II, etc.)
If Arabs attack, that proves Israel is interested in war and Arabs are interested in peace, because Israel provoked the Arabs to attack.
If Israel attacks, that proves Israel is interested in war and Arabs are interested in peace, because Israel attacked.
If Palestinians carry out acts of terrorism, that proves that Israel is mistreating the Palestinians, because the Palestinians feel they have no choice but to carry out acts of terrorism.
If Palestinians try to carry out acts of terrorism, but Israel foils them, that proves that Israel is mistreating the Palestinians, because Israel is carrying out anti-terror actions against the Palestinians even while there is no terrorism.
If Palestinians don’t try to carry out acts of terrorism, that proves that Israel is mistreating the Palestinians, because the Palestinians are good and innocent and Israel uses terrorism as an excuse to mistreat Palestinians.
The peace process is to be carried out by two groups, one of which has sworn to kill off the other. The Arabs have never swerved from their desire to rid the Middle East of Israel. So what’s to negotiate? Whether the Arabs will be allowed to kill 50,000 Jews or only 5,000 Jews? Will the sides haggle on whether the land the Arabs take over will be turned into training camps for terrorists and factories for making explosive belts or just manufactories?
Does anyone see it as peculiar that Sec-State Kerry, the American “honest broker”, praised the recalcitrant Arabs and was well — how shall I put this? — extremely undiplomatic with the Israelis? Even though the Israelis had been so cooperative they released Arab terrorists just to persuade Abbas to come to the table. I wonder what getting them to sit in the chairs will cost Israel?
This brings up another point: are the Arabs so sure of their standing with the American Administration that they don’t need even to pretend to wish for peace? Instead, Abbas demanded the return of his heroes, killers of Jews, and Kerry, the toothy fairy, made his wish come true. To me. the ugliest consequence of each plunge by Israel into peace-seeking is that she slowly has become accustomed to sacrificing her children, her pride and her sense of integrity, as Daniel Greenfield says in an essay below, on the “alter of peace.” [Editor: Link Added] Why can’t Israel just say no to Obama? Other countries on the planet, large and small, powerful or with no real resources, have no trouble doing so. Being cooperative on the Peace Process isn’t going to make Obama stop Iran from manufacturing nuclear weapons. If the Israelis have been caving on concessions to the Palestinian Arabs in the hope that Obama will finally handle Iran effectively, they should by now recognize that it ain’t going to happen. Obama will just keep stringing them along.
All in all, the focus on the Peace Process of 2013-14 makes little sense. I suspect it will make even less sense to future historians. Unless Israel makes the mistake of leaving Samaria and Judea to her enemies. Then it will be known as the beginning of the demise of Israel.
THINK-ISRAEL features essays and commentaries that provide context for current events in Israel. The war Islam is waging against Israel and the West is top priority. We report on global anti-Semitism, Islamism and creeping Sharia. We aim to make sense of what’s going on.
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Intro to ‘Reality Check’
By Editor John R. Houk
© January 29, 2014
The essay “Reality Check” exposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement) as an anti-Semitic movement. The irony of BDS is the amazing amount of Jews and Christians that support it. BDS essentially claims the land more properly called Judea-Samaria (aka West Bank) is to be ignored as part of Jewish heritage and is to be reconstituted as an independent Arab nation called Palestine. Hence Israeli control of the area originally stolen by Jordan in 1948 and recaptured in 1967 is a land of military occupation. The BDS Movement goal is to get nations, corporations, companies, universities, NGOs and individuals to withdraw any investment whether financial or in donation to Israel until Israel complies with the perception that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) end the so-called occupation of Judea-Samaria. Arab Muslims – especially the ones that call themselves Palestinians – not only desires the IDF to leave Judea-Samaria but also for the Jewish State of Israel to end. If you have ever paid attention to Palestinian education and media that means exterminating Jews and turning Israel into a Palestinian State with all Jews exterminated or deported.
The essay focuses on one of the founders of the BDS Movement. This is Omar Barghouti, a Muslim born in Qatar (Wahhabi/Muslim Brotherhood affinity) and an apparent citizen of Egypt who actually earned degrees from Tel Aviv University while simultaneously preaching and teaching hate of Jewish Israelis.
The essay author focuses on responses to Barghouti’s recent speech at UCLA promoting BDS and questioning the right of Jews to exist in Israel. One response is from Roberta Seid, PHD and Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller. Seid is a pro-Zionist supporter of Israel and Seidler-Feller is a volatile BDS promoting Leftist Jew (meaning a self-loather). The responses penned by these are “Omar Barghouti at UCLA: A speaker who brings hate” and “Omar Barghouti at UCLA: No to BDS, no to occupation”. As you will read Seidler-Feller’s title is a bit deceptive.
By Ari Bussel
Sent: Jan 28, 2014 at 9:07 PM
“I have often wondered what Jews or decent people could have done to push back against the anti-Semitic propaganda of 1930s Germany,” says my friend, Dr. Roberta Seid, the historian and scientific advisor of Stand With Us.
Seid was describing an event at my alma-mater, UCLA, where the speaker, Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, was “on the road again with his anti-Israel show and its pack of bigotry and lies.”
I wholeheartedly recommend Seid’s opinion piece, “A Speaker who Brings Hate.” It is a must reading for anyone who has never attended an anti-Israel event, Barghouti being one of the more poignantly memorable of the pack, albeit not an exception by any measure.
Standing stubbornly against Seid’s piece is UCLA Hillel’s Rabbi, our very own Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller. I must admit I was misled for a second, as I read the opening sentence: “BDS is poison and Omar Barghouti is its purveyor.” I should have known, even before reading his piece, that this is the same Rabbi Chaim I have known for years, for a leopard does not change his spots.
Oh, Rabbi Chaim is good, very good indeed. Mid-way through, he repeats the Chorus line: “BDS is poison and Omar Barghouti is a classic anti-Semite.” And then he highlights his own achievements, for there is money to be made, long-time supporters he cannot do without: “What was genuinely disturbing and compelled my verbal protest and walkout,” said Rabbi Chaim, “was Barghouti’s denial of Jewish peoplehood.” I have news, Rabbi Chaim, our enemies almost without exception deny our very right to exist.
Seidler-Feller then reached the crescendo, showing his magnificent colors, like the feathers of an expanded peacock’s tail: “We who love Israel and care about her survival have spoken out neither forcefully enough nor lovingly against the occupation” (sic – should have been with a capital “O”) … “we, the Jews, cannot rule over another people.” And he ends: “Indeed, BDS is poison, but so is the occupation. Wisdom, morality, and loyalty to Israel and Judaism demand that we say no to both.”
Rabbi Chaim so easily neglects the wisdom of our Bible, teaching that words have meaning and can transform things into being, as God Himself did when He named all creatures during Genesis. Using the word “Occupation” is both misleading and hazardous, yet Rabbi Chaim uses it so freely, carelessly, and advocates we stand up in protest to fight for its eradication.
Our real obligation is altogether different, because the Jewish people who live in Israel look at Israel and see a society composed of many diverse elements, but definitely not a homogeneous society. Among these is a substantial number of Muslim Arabs. Israelis have lived by the credo that they are equal citizens, with all rights except the obligation of military service.
What we must ensure, as Jews and people who were created in the image of God, is to behave unto others, the foreigner in our midst, the widow and the orphan, the same way we want to be treated ourselves.
Redefine “Occupation” as “living in Israel as part of Israeli society,” and suddenly the BDS-Seidler-Feller worldview collapses. No more fantasies of a “Palestine” with “Al-Quds its eternal capital.” No more “Right of Return” of non-Jews to the area between the River and the Sea. No more wishful thinking of exterminating the Jews and eliminating their presence in their homeland.
It is Seidler-Feller’s frame of reference and vocabulary that are flawed. So used to self-blame is he, using the word “Occupation,” that he cannot even see how that very approach is racist. He wants a country with all the Arabs gone, for they, too, like him, hate the Occupation. In this respect, Seidler-Feller is no different than those who call themselves “Palestinians.” They want to throw the Jews to the Sea (an independent country where Israel is today, with no Jews), and he wants a country with no non-Jews. A perfect partnership indeed.
I, an Israeli, a Jew and an American, take offense to your statement of paramount purpose (“Say No to Israel’s Occupation”). But more so, I lament your position, for it is no different from that of the Jews some eighty years ago.
Dr. Seid, analyze Rabbi Chaim, and you may begin to understand how the Jews of Europe accepted what was evolving before their very eyes, for “Never Again” apparently has not taken hold within our own community deep enough to withstand the test of time. Or perhaps the promise has been sadly forgotten, buried under a sea of Jewish self-hate.
To Rabbi Chaim, Omar Barghouti is a poison because he disturbs the good Rabbi’s make-belief world. But Barghouti represents the world as it truly is and the true intentions of those who call themselves “Palestinians.”
I direct Seidler-Feller to a non-profit organization called PMW (Palestinian Media Watch). If he were to follow PMW’s output long enough, after the initial shock and waves of nausea have subsided, Rabbi Chaim may see that “Barghouti’s Poison” is nothing but the mainstream approach of those who call themselves “Palestinians.” There are many of them, those of ’67 and those of ’48, and many others who are along for the ride. I used to get confused but no more: They are all “under Occupation.”
Lest “the ‘Palestinians’ in their own words” be dismissed as “right wing propaganda,” the following is taken from Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (January, 2014) highlighting the Palestinian’s “Culture of Hatred:”
Incitement and hatred toward Israel, and often Jews as well, is spread by Palestinian Authority controlled television and radio stations, public schools, summer camps, official ceremonies, official speeches and Internet outlets. It is often aimed at children and young people.
Several types of incitement contribute to this problem and severely undermine prospects for peace. These include:
1. The glorification of terrorists who have murdered Israeli civilians. The resulting hero-worship of terrorists justifies past and current attacks, while encouraging future attacks.
2. The denial of Israel’s existence and the delegitimization of a Jewish state in any borders, in part by denying the existence of a Jewish people and its historic, religious and cultural ties to the land of Israel.
3. The demonization of Jews and Israelis, including by the use of anti-Semitic motifs.
4. The inflammatory language of struggle against Israel and “resistance” (often employed as the Palestinian codeword for terrorism) is being widely used by the PA, despite the renewal of negotiations with Israel. The idea that Palestinians must continue the struggle until Israel is replaced by a Palestinian state is a consistent theme. [Editor: Bold print is mine]
For Rabbi Chaim, “The Occupation” likely refers to the West Bank (and possibly, but less likely, to Gaza). But for the Arabs in Israel, the four million in Judea and Samaria and Gaza and another two million or so who are full-fledged Israeli citizens, the whole area is Occupied, nothing there belongs to the Jews.
The cat is finally out of the bag, and Rabbi Chaim does not like what he hears. He conveniently casts aside any internal bickering in “Palestine” (who is the real leader – Hamas or PA, Iran or maybe some other factions, terrorists or tribes) and wants to believe that they (our enemies) want peace. His soft and most sensitive soul cannot bear the severe burn by Barghouti’s revelations. Undoubtedly, the truth hurts.
Our enemies systematically deny our right to exist. They erase and contest any connection we may have to the Land of Israel: The Bible describes events that were never in this geographic area. The Temple Mount, an invention. The land, stolen from its true inhabitants. Those sneaky Jews created, imagined and fabricated what they call “The Holocaust” as a ruse to steal a land that never belonged to them.
Why did you walk out of Barghouti’s presentation? I actually sat through the whole ordeal several years ago when it was at Loyola Marymount Law School (a campus headed by a Jew). You must not miss a word and commit it all to memory (as they prohibit any recording devices), or jot it down on paper. Regrettably, nothing has changed, if anything, the substance has only intensified and became more brazened.
Listen carefully. Study. The words are like those branding irons with numbers that will be etched onto your skin for all your days on this earth. But you chose to leave. How convenient. And then you blame us, you put the responsibility on us, and you cast Barghouti as a fanatic, a liar and an anti-Semite.
Barghouti’s efforts must be applauded. He is a genius at what he does, and the BDS movement is one of the most successful in modern times, in a most sinister manner of course. He studies for his doctorate at the “Apartheid [Tel Aviv] university in Occupied Palestine” and then spews his venom from within Israel proper.
He could be stopped, even in a democratic country like Israel. After all, neo-Nazis are not allowed to spew their venom in Germany today.
But he is not much different in so many ways, from many Israelis in the Israeli Academia. Some of them are called “Post Zionists,” but whatever the label, they are some of Israel’s worse detractors.
If Rabbi Chaim were true to his people and our history, he would have done everything in his power to stop Barghouti’s appearance at UCLA. He does have power, this Rabbi Chaim, and alongside him stand the Jewish supporters who pour millions into his activities. He could have mobilized the Jewish students and every person who stands for truth and justice to protest the University and its Regents from allowing such hate speech, against permitting Bargouti from entering the pathways of civilization and hallmarks of education.
But he chose otherwise. Rabbi Chaim stood and strengthened Barghouti, for they both sang the same song: The “Occupation” corrupts. End the “Occupation.”
What is the difference between them and the extent to which they interpret their positions? Barghouti goes all out, whereas Rabbi Chaim limits his interpretation to the West Bank (and possibly Gaza).
Barghouti calls for BDS, whereas Rabbi Chaim likely would boycott Jewish presence and activities (theater, wineries, etc.) beyond the Green Line. If not him personally, then many others who claim it is legitimate to boycott wines from Judea and Samaria, but add under the same breath, that BDS is “wrong, horrible, deplorable and must be fought.”
I know several supporters of the New Israel Fund (more correctly the Fund for the New Israel), Americans for Peace Now and J Street who think along these very lines.
I applaud Barghouti’s success, for it is the flip side of our miserable failure. He fights, and we stand and strengthen his efforts. Now he can say: Here, even a leading figure in the Los Angeles Jewry like Rabbi Seidler-Feller supports our just call to end the Occupation! Jews return to Europe and America, for you have no place in – and no connection to – our land!
Confused? Do not be. Next time Barghouti is in town, go listen to his very polished presentation. Sit and weep, for you will understand how the good, gentle, sophisticated, learned Jews of Europe in the 1930s did nothing. You will witness how the intelligent and respected leadership of American Jewry in this second decade of the 21st Century is following in these same footsteps.
As my European ancestors walked later to the crematoriums, their lives likely flashed in front of their eyes. Did they realize what we do not, that they were instrumental in what befell them, for they did not stand with conviction and possess the inner strength to shout: WE WILL NOT PERMIT OUR ENEMIES TO PREVAIL! [Editor: Bold print mine]
Editor: As you will notice in the about paragraphs sent with the email, Ari Bussel may not have written this awesome essay. Norma Zager is brought front and center in the first paragraph which to me seems to indicate she wrote the essay rather than Ari. Maybe if I was more cognizant of which of the two attended UCLA in their past I could pin point the author better.
Norma Zager is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. Her passion for Israel has driven her to dedicate the past decade writing and having a radio show about Israel.
This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.
Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related. Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.
© Israel Monitor, January 2014
First Published January 25, 2014
John R. Houk
© November 19, 2013
Here is an interesting fact about the Quran and the Hadith: Jew-Hatred is encoded as truth in Islam’s holy writings.
YUSUFALI: Say: “Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!”
PICKTHAL: Shall I tell thee of a worse (case) than theirs for retribution with Allah? (Worse is the case of him) whom Allah hath cursed, him on whom His wrath hath fallen and of whose sort Allah hath turned some to apes and swine, and who serveth idols. Such are in worse plight and further astray from the plain road.
SHAKIR: Say: Shall I inform you of (him who is) worse than this in retribution from Allah? (Worse is he) whom Allah has cursed and brought His wrath upon, and of whom He made apes and swine, and he who served the Shaitan; these are worse in place and more erring from the straight path. (AL-MAEDA (THE TABLE, THE TABLE SPREAD); Total Verses: 120; Revealed At: MADINA; Quran-USC.edu.org; Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement)
YUSUFALI: Thou wilt indeed find them, of all people, most greedy of life,-even more than the idolaters: Each one of them wishes He could be given a life of a thousand years: But the grant of such life will not save him from (due) punishment. For Allah sees well all that they do.
PICKTHAL: And thou wilt find them greediest of mankind for life and (greedier) than the idolaters. (Each) one of them would like to be allowed to live a thousand years. And to live (a thousand years) would be no means remove him from the doom. Allah is Seer of what they do.
SHAKIR: And you will most certainly find them the greediest of men for life (greedier) than even those who are polytheists; every one of them loves that he should be granted a life of a thousand years, and his being granted a long life will in no way remove him further off from the chastisement, and Allah sees what they do. (AL-BAQARA (THE COW); Total Verses: 286; Revealed At: MADINA; Ibid.)
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.” (Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 52 :: Hadith 177; Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad))
If you take the time to examine more Quranic suras and the Hadith you will find more encoded Jew-Hatred (AND also Christian-Hatred and general non-Muslim-Hatred). Honestly if you are outside the belief system of Islam, unless you are blind, Islam is as much an ideology as it is a religious guiding principle, perhaps even more so an ideology teaching adherents about a superiority. This is a superiority that says if you not in the club or if you insult the club you are worthy of death or forced humiliating submission.
Now I have imposed on your reading time to show you that the principle of the enemy of my enemy is my friend is alive and well. Can you imagine the Jewish State of Israel and the radical Islamic Wahhabist nation of Saudi Arabia are engaged in working out a deal that both nations consider an existential threat?
The common enemy is Iran. Yup, that’s right. The same radical Islamic Shia-Twelver nation that President Barack Hussein Obama is about to urge the Senate to approve a deal on drawing back sanctions under the delusion that Iran will slow down nuclear uranium enrichment under the next delusion that Iran will forsake WMD nuclear weaponization.
Either Obama is a complete Foreign Policy moron or he is engaged in finding any scenario of chaos to transform the globe (yes including the USA) into a Left Wing pseudo-Marxist New World Order.
Obama’s flirtation with Iran has convinced Israel and Saudi Arabia that the U.S. government is no longer dedicated to their actual Middle Eastern allies’ regional security.
Jew-Hatred from a nuclear armed Iran could easily lead to a nuclear WMD strike against Israel EVEN THOUGH Israel does have its own nukes to level Iran. The Twelver mentality of Iran’s Mullahs and Ayatollahs will not be deterred by the military doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). In essence the MAD doctrine states that regardless of who pushes buttons to launch nuclear warheads first, the retaliating nuke power will push buttons as well. Meaning that nations engaged in nuclear war will both loose because they will both be destroyed by mutual nuke WMD attacks. Twelvers believe dying in war is glorious and sends one straight to Muslim Paradise.
The problem between Saudi Arabia and Iran has its history in the ancient Islamic divide of Sunnis vs. Shias. Sunnis represent roughly 90% of all Islam. Even in that demographic difference both Islamic sects have both declared each other heretics. In the Muslim world heretics are worthy of death. So-called moderate-radical differences make no difference in how to adjudicate a Muslim heretic. It is an offense worthy of death. Wahhabi Clerics have often proclaimed Shia believers kafir. There is a Shia minority in Saudi Peninsula but the aim of Wahhabi fatwas against Shi’ites has a lot to do with a rally cry against the heretics of Iran. So you can see that a nuclear armed Iran is also an existential threat to Saudi Arabia whose Wahhabis consider themselves Sunnis. A large amount of Sunnis have a problem with the medieval puritanical Wahhabis.
If Israel and the Saudis cooperate against Iran, I would advise the Israeli government that Saudi Wahhabis are still their enemy and will turn on a dime to betray Israel once (if ever) there is a successful Israel-Saudi neutralization of Iranian regional aspirations.
Here is the article that got the old gray matter motivated concerning an Israel-Saudi team against Iran.
Ari Bussel focuses on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the weight on his shoulders as Israel’s very survival are the coming stakes. Adolf Hitler tried to wipe the Jews off the map of Europe with his Third Reich mentality of global conquest. In the days of the 1930s through to the end of WWII the Jewish hope was primarily those Western nations that opposed the designs of Hitler’s Third Reich. Prime Minister Chamberlain of Britain in 1938 decided to trust Hitler to work out a “peace in our time” deal of land for peace. SIX MILLION dead Jews later we know how that idiotic thinking turned out.
Bussel correctly ascertains that President Barack Hussein Obama is the Chamberlain of the 21st century. In giving a pass to Iran on its nuclear weapons program and the selling out of Israel will repeat Chamberlain’s error. PM Netanyahu may be the only hope for not only the survival of Israel but of Jews internationally as Antisemitism is growing again as it did in pre-WWII days. For dealing with Iranians Obama is the devil. Yes I know it sounds harsh coming from a Christian American nevertheless Obama’s actions are nefarious and will probably be complicit in another Holocaust unless Netanyahu of tiny Israel finds the divine wisdom to act even though their so-called allies are willing to deal with Jew-Hating and Christian-Hating Iran.
Lonely at the Top
By Ari Bussel
Sent: 11/17/2013 7:48 PM
I remember the look of then Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu at an underground command and control center in a city in Southern Israel crammed with foreign correspondents, when I introduced myself before asking my question, “Ari Bussel, Muslim World Today.”
For those who know me, I am White Caucasian, and I look very much Western (some would say slightly “Middle Eastern”), although the most notable character is likely my unidentifiable, thick accent.
But I definitely do not look like the representative of California-based Muslim World Today and Pakistan World Today.
The readers of Norma Zager’s and my Postcards series would burst out laughing and say: He is the Propaganda Minister of the Zionist Entity, what is he doing writing for a Muslim paper? We have also been compared to much worse, all as a compliment to our unapologetic stand for and on behalf of the Jewish People and the State of Israel.
I was one of three foreign correspondents at that gathering, during Operation Cast Lead some five years ago, who was pre-chosen to ask a question. How did I earn that privilege, as MWT is neither on most peoples’ radar nor is it the same level as USA Today, CNN, CBS and other industry leaders, all respectably represented there that day? That is a story for another day.
Netanyahu of course looked me straight in the eye, as only two Israelis can, those who feel, without the need to speak, they can count on each other (a camaraderie usually only found in the battle field), and knew he could trust me.
Since that time, Netanyahu became the prime minister, and he is now the longest serving PM in the history of the modern country. For Israel this is an extraordinary achievement. His detractors say he is a master maneuverer, holding his seat so tightly and doing nothing that might risk his hold. But this, clearly, is not the case. Netanyahu was entrusted, as the pages of history will show, to lead Israel at its most precarious time, a period of advancement and flourishing, a time when WWIII began.
Netanyahu does not need to hold anything anymore. It is all of us who need to hold him, provide a solid base, as he is our leader for better and worse. At this time, when our very existence is at stake, every decision he makes will either ensure our survival or hasten our demise.
For years we in the West have talked about Iran, while Iran has raced to become a global nuclear power, a position that will enable it to realize its expansionary goals for the Global Islamic Caliphate. Once not too long ago another country had similar ideas, the establishment of a Thousand Year Reich, and humanity paid to the tune of tens of millions of people. Once again such grandiose ideas are cultivated, and once again we behave as if there are no lessons in the past.
“Peace in our lifetime” announced British Prime Minister Chamberlain on the last day of September 1938. Now 75 short years later, one can hear the chant in the corridors of the White House: Peace with Iran is imminent. The drumbeats become louder with each passing day: The President has already received one Nobel Prize. Another is forthcoming!
The annals of history will have a different story to tell, a footnote forever to be remembered that it was yet another US President who changed the face of the world. The first was Carter in 1978 with the Shah of Iran. The second catastrophe was Obama in 2013 with the Mullahs of Iran.
The sanctions are being lifted. Money frozen for decades is being thawed. Obama and the Mullahs are becoming “buddy-buddies,” at least in the way the situation is being portrayed by the White House’s slick and sophisticated PR machine.
But the Iranians are in a race to achieve dominance and force it down the world’s throat. There will be no escape, whether they use bombs or just utilize the threat of making them available. They are focused, determined, talented and capable; while we build castles in the sandbox.
The United States of America will do nothing, exactly as it has done nothing in Syria. First, the President does not want to get involved, and he will draw a red line, then another, then change his mind and finally provide excuses and blame someone else. He even actively ushered in the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Second, we do not have the will or resolve to go and fight yet again. Iraq, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda – failure after failure. We live the good life. We are isolated. We are indivisible, all-powerful. We are Americans! Why even bother?
So Israel is alone. There are other members of the Coalition-of-the-Willing, including Saudi Arabia and some other Muslim Arab countries, but they alone cannot do a thing; Iran is too powerful and realistic a threat.
How many times can Israeli ingenuity work? First there was the Stuxnet virus, but although it proved (and continues to be) most effective, Iran is now aware and has taken necessary steps to overcome and prevent similar occurrences from affecting its facilities and nuclear, satellite and other programs in the future.
As the game plays out, with Russia overseeing the action behind the scenes, the USA role of playing the superpower is no longer. Others are now analyzing their positions and realizing how little they can actually do and how they must not – and cannot – trust the US-of-A. All rests on the shoulders of one person – Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu also has a country to run, and dealing with Jewish people is never easy. Six point eight million of them, of which six point eight (less a handful) are generals, presidents and prime ministers.
Netanyahu has teams of very capable advisors, a whole security network – both visible and invisible – and even some other surprises up his sleeve. But all in all, the decisions rest on his shoulders and on him alone.
He must be very lonely, surrounded with all the eitzes-gibbers (advice-givers) who know it all. He must feel the enormity of the moment of history, when he, and he alone, will either raise his hand for war or a white flag in surrender, the latter signaling the cessation of the Zionist Dream, the end of the Jewish People on this earth.
Clearly, the choices are both frightening. What’s worse, he has no time. No one else will enter the fray; then one by one countries will fall, faster and faster like dominos, like offerings at an altar.
Wrong are Netanyahu’s detractors who say he is holding on to his seat for some momentary gratification. He is holding on to life, with every ounce of energy, with all the will power he can master. He must not let go, for if he does the fate of the entire world and humanity as we know it will suffer.
Netanyahu is the hope and future of the State of Israel and the Jewish People. And since Israel is the last fort standing to obstruct the advancement of the Iranians toward global dominance, Netanyahu is responsible for the world.
Possibly this is why my Rabbi chooses every Shabbat to say an extra prayer for the Government, leaders and advisors of the State of Israel followed by an additional prayer for the soldiers of Israel, on the land, in the air and on the sea, who stand alert and ready on the walls of Zion Jerusalem to be victorious.
While I live my daily life, busy with the mundane, my Rabbi sees and understands something I cannot even begin to fathom. He does not attempt to tell us the future, just to correctly read the present.
May wisdom guide Netanyahu’s every step, and may the light within radiating from Zion Jerusalem be his lighthouse as he tries to navigate Israel safely to shore and the world to a sane and bearable tomorrow.
Originally titled “Long Live the King,” here is our latest Postcard: Lonely at the Top.
Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.
Zager and Bussel are based in Los Angeles. Zager is an award winning investigative journalist, journalism professor and author. Bussel is a foreign correspondent in Israel.
Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.
© Israel Monitor, November 2013
First Published November 15, 2013
Blog Editor: I have volumes of Bussel and Zager essays at SlantRight.com archive site. Simply go to the archive site and in the search box to the right type in Ari Bussel and/or Norma Zager and years of Postcard series will show up.